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Jamie Foxx, Tom Brady get Cameron Diaz to “unretire” for Netflix film ‘Back In Action’

Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagic -- NBC/Mary Ellen MatthewsAfter reportedly retiring from Hollywood, Cameron Diaz is Back In Action, literally. Jamie Foxx tapped an expert on "unretiring," NFL legend Tom Brady, to help him convince the actress to co-star in a Netflix action comedy called Back In Action. "Had to call in the GOAT to bring back another GOAT," Foxx captioned the audio conversation posted on Instagram. Asking his Annie co-star if he could add another caller to the phone call who can "help her through" her nerves about jumping back into the movie game, Diaz agreed. "I was talking to Jamie, and he said you needed a few tips on how to unretire, and I am relatively successful at unretiring," said   ... Read More

Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick try ‘Footloose’ dance challenge

John Lamparski/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival Kevin Bacon has officially joined in on the TikTok Footloose challenge. The actor, who played Ren McCormack in the 1984 classic, shared a video of himself trying the viral dance challenge with his wife, actress Kyra Sedgwick, on Tuesday. "I don’t remember this being part of the original #Footloose choreography but figured we’d give it a spin," he captioned the clip. The challenge is set to the film's theme song of the same name by Kenny Loggins. It's unclear when the dance sequence became a popular trend on the platform but fans loved Bacon's attempt at it. "Just like that, I’m back in high school in 1984," one user commented. Bacon himself liked the   ... Read More

Report: NeNe Leakes negotiating settlement in racial discrimination lawsuit against Bravo

ABC/Paula LoboAfter former Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes filed a racial discrimination suit against the Bravo network and the producers of the show in the spring, she is reportedly negotiating a settlement. This week, an Atlanta judge granted an extension until August 19 to settle the dispute, according to Page Six. Leakes, who appeared in 11 seasons of RHOA, filed the lawsuit in April, claiming that she suffered years of racist remarks from former co-star Kim Zolciak-Biermann. The 54-year-old entertainer says that Bravo, NBCUniversal and show executive producer Andy Cohen “fostered a corporate and workplace culture in which racially-insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated — if not, encouraged.” Leakes also claims that as a result of her lawsuit, she was blacklisted and prevented from working. As previously reported,   ... Read More

Super’s friend: Actor Matt Lintz on playing Kamala Khan’s “man in the chair” in ‘Ms. Marvel’

L-R Lintz, Iman Vellani/Marvel StudiosBeing the bestie of a superhero was a long-running trope in the comics world before Jacob Batalon's  character, Ned, referred to himself as being Peter Parker's "man in the chair" in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Actor Matt Lintz plays just that -- specifically, high-schooler Bruno Carrelli, the keeper of Kamala Khan's secret identity -- in Marvel Studios' hit Disney+ show Ms. Marvel.  So, let's talk about Bruno. He's a tech genius, and also trains Kamala to use her newfound cosmic powers. "It's so cool," Lintz says of the role. "I mean, you know, it's like the Ned to Peter Parker, the Q to James Bond." He adds, "I mean, it was really cool having that dynamic of, you know -- my best friend has these superpowers   ... Read More

Producer Barbara Broccoli teases a “reinvention” of James Bond is two years away

Nicola Dove – © 2020 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Don't expect to see Daniel Craig's successor as James Bond for at least two years. That's the word to Deadline from Barbara Broccoli, the longtime producer of the 007 films with her stepbrother and producing partner Michael G. Wilson. With speculation flying as to who will next don the super-spy's tux -- with names including Chris Hemsworth, Henry Cavill and Idris Elba being bandied about -- Broccoli insists, "Nobody's in the running." She says of Ian Fleming's secret agent, who was apparently killed off-screen at the end of No Time To Die, "We're working out where to go with him, we're talking that through." The producer adds, "There isn't   ... Read More

Nick Cannon is turning “pain into purpose” with new foundation in honor of his late son, Zen

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesNick Cannon has formed a new pediatric cancer foundation in honor of his late son, Zen, who died of brain cancer in December. He hopes the organization will help lessen the pain for families with children suffering from cancer. "I'm a true believer in turning your pain into purpose," The Masked Singer host told Entertainment Tonight. "To know how much joy that he brought our family, I just wanted to spread that light." Cannon announced the Zen's Light Foundation with his son's mother, Alyssa Scott, on Friday, one day after what would have been Zen's first birthday. His goal "is to foster global excellence in hope, grief-care, and pediatric healthcare for families and children in need." The 41-year-old entertainer posted photos on Instagram of "a beautiful   ... Read More

Dakota Johnson calls making ’50 Shades of Grey’ a “psychotic” experience

ABC/Fred LeeAlthough she ultimately says she's "proud" of it, Dakota Johnson described making the first 50 Shades of Grey film as a "psychotic" experience. The actor opened up to Vanity Fair about the behind-the-scenes drama of the movie, which spawned two sequels. She played Anastasia Steele opposite Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey. "If I had known at the time that's what it was going to be like, I don't think anyone would've done it," Johnson admitted. "I signed up to do a very different version of the film we ended up making." She laid blame on a "combo" of the directors and "the author of the books," E.J. James. "She had a lot of creative control, all day, every day, and   ... Read More

Elizabeth Olsen will “never” think of her ‘Multiverse of Madness’ character as a “baddie”

Marvel Studios(POTENTIAL SPOILERS) Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff may have been causing multiversal chaos as the Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but she doesn't see her character as a villain. The Marvel Cinematic Universe veteran recently stopped by Good Morning America to answer fan questions. When asked about what it was like to play an evil character, Olsen said, "I will never think of her as a baddie." "I think she learns a lesson, but I think of her as she's just processing big emotions," she explained, drawing a parallel between her MCU persona and the protagonist of her and husband Robbie Arnett's new children's book, Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective, out now. Olsen described Hattie Harmony's   ... Read More

Mandy Moore cancels tour amid pregnancy

NBC/Todd WilliamsonMandy Moore is putting her family first and cancelling her tour. Taking to Instagram Tuesday, the This Is Us star, who is expecting her second child with husband Taylor Goldsmith, shared, "It is with a heavy heart and much consideration that I have to let you all know that I am cancelling my remaining show dates in 2022. "It has been an honor and an absolute dream to return to the stage again this past month, performing for all of you," she continued. The actress, 38 -- who is also mom to 16-month-old son August Harrison -- explained that she wasn't pregnant when the shows were booked and while she thought she "could power though," it was "long hours"   ... Read More

Wendy Williams gives health update, shares plans for podcast

Rebecca Smeyne/Getty ImagesWendy, who has been battling health issues including lymphedema -- a condition that causes swelling due to a blockage in the lymphatic system, according to the Mayo Clinic -- also revealed that she only has about five percent of feeling left in her feet. While lifting her swollen foot up for the camera, the longtime host said, "Do you see this? [My foot] is up and down. I can only feel maybe five percent of my feet, do you understand?" She then clarified that she can "stand up" on her own and doesn't need the help of a wheelchair. The Wendy Williams Show ran for 13 seasons, with Wendy on hiatus from the show's final season as she   ... Read More

In Brief: ‘Who’s The Boss?’ reboot gets green light, and more

Elvis director Baz Luhrmann announced on Tuesday that he's turning Australia, his epic 2008 romance film starring Nicole Kidman, into a six-episode director's cut version for Hulu titled Faraway Downs. “I originally set out to take the notion of the sweeping Gone with the Wind-style epic and turn it on its head...A way of using romance and epic drama to shine a light on the roles of First Nations people and the painful scar in Australian history of the ‘Stolen Generations,’” Luhrmann explained in a statement obtained by Variety. He added, “While Australia the film has its own life, there was another telling of this story.” It’s one that includes “alternative plot twists that an episodic format has allowed us to explore.” Faraway Downs is set to launch this winter... The first trailer for Ron Howard’s Thirteen   ... Read More

‘Jerry and Marge Go Large’s Larry Wilmore discusses the movie’s “inspirational” message

Jake Giles Netter/Paramount+In the new Paramount plus film Jerry and Marge Go Large, a couple, played by Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening, beat the lottery by exploiting a loophole in the math and use the winnings to benefit their town. Larry Wilmore plays the couple's accountant, and he tells ABC Audio the script fell into his lap when he needed it the most -- during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I really [needed] something to give me hope," he recalls. "And just that story of Jerry and Marge, you know, just how simple it was. I mean, the guy...just he just wanted to figure out puzzles, you know? He wasn't trying to win money. That was like a bonus...And then the fact that he got the whole   ... Read More

Sean Penn meets with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy again

Ukranian Presidential Press ServiceSean Penn has returned to Ukraine, where he was shooting a documentary when the Russian invasion began, and he's apparently back to work there. The Oscar-winning actor reportedly met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, where the president reportedly thanked him "for the attention and support he has provided to Ukraine since the beginning of the war," according to the Ukrainian Presidential News Service. "Sean, we are very interested in showing the world what happened around Kyiv," Zelenskyy was quoted as saying. "I know you were here in the early days of this war. Much has changed in Kyiv. But there are some cities around Kyiv that are very important to show to the world --   ... Read More

Chris Hemsworth turns ‘Thor’ premiere into family date night with wife and kids

Walt Disney StudiosChris Hemsworth turned the Australian premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder into a family date night. The Marvel Cinematic Universe actor, 38, brought along wife Elsa Pataky and their twin sons, Tristan and Sasha, for the star-studded event at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney on Monday. Hemsworth kept things casual with an all-black look, pairing a T-shirt with a blazer and pants while Pataky rocked a black dress with cut-outs and sequins at the top for a hint of sparkle. The couple's 8-year-old sons wore their best red carpet ensembles as they adorably clung to their dad while posing for photos. Hemsworth and Pataky, who married in December 2010, also share a 10-year-old daughter, India. Thor: Love and   ... Read More

Who ya gonna call? ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ sequel haunting theaters December 20, 2023

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" -- Columbia PicturesABC Audio has confirmed that the anticipated sequel to the hit reboot Ghostbusters: Afterlife is due in theaters December 20, 2023. As hinted in the end credits of that film, the live action sequel will return to the original two Ghostbusters films' original haunting grounds, New York City. Ghostbusters: Afterlife arrived in theaters in November 2021 after multiple pandemic delays. It was directed and co-written by Jason Reitman, the son of the series' original director, Ivan Reitman, who died earlier this year. The Columbia Pictures film, which starred Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and original Ghostbusters cast members Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts, made around $200 million globally. Copyright   ... Read More

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