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Sony To Release Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

Sony and TriStar Pictures have won a bidding war for I Wanna Dance With Somebody, a biopic based on the life of the late Whitney Houston.   The film will be released Thanksgiving of 2022. Bohemian Rhapsody screenwriter Anthony McCarten will pen the script, which will be directed by Stella Meghie.  The movie also has the full support of Whitney‘s estate.... [Read Full Story]

Lifetime Announces Its First LGBTQ+ Holiday Movie ‘The Christmas Set Up’

Lifetime unveiled plans for 30 new movies that will comprise its “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” lineup, scheduled to kick off in mid-October. The lineup includes “The Christmas Setup,” the network’s first film to feature a same-sex couple as its central romance.  The cast and creative team for “The Christmas Setup” has yet to be announced, however a synopsis of the film reads as follows:  ... [Read Full Story]

Taylor Swift Is The First Artist To Debut At No. 1 On Both Billboard 200 And Hot 100 Charts In Same Week

Taylor Swift has becoming the first artist ever to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 in the same week. Swift’s surprise eighth studio album, Folklore, took top honors in its first week after moving 846,000 units, marking the biggest sales week this year. Her lead single, “Cardigan,” also debuted at No. 1 after amassing 34 million U.S. streams and 71,000 downloads sold.... [Read Full Story]

Dave Franco Horror Movie ‘The Rental’ Takes The No. 1 Spot At Weekend Box Office

Dave Franco’s horror movie The Rental – starring his wife, Alison Brie – took the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in $420,871 over the weekend from 251 theaters, averaging $1,677 per theater, according to Deadline on Sunday, July 26.  A majority of that is from drive-in theaters, which continue to be the leading exhibitors at the weekend box office.... [Read Full Story]

Taylor Swift Drops Surprise New Album ‘Folklore’

Taylor Swift just dropped a surprise new album titled Folklore. Swift had shared the news to her fans in an Instagram post, writing, “folklore will have 16 songs on the standard edition, but the physical deluxe editions will include a bonus track called “the lakes.” Because this is my 8th studio album, I made 8 deluxe CD editions and 8 deluxe vinyl editions that are available for one week. Each deluxe edition has unique covers, photos, and artwork. Available exclusively at taylorswift.com”.  ... [Read Full Story]

X-Men, MacGyver Star Lucas Till Shares That Abuse From Showrunner Peter Leknov Made Him “Suicidal”

MacGyver star Lucas Till says the series’ former showrunner Peter Lenkov created a hostile work environment, which drove him to become “suicidal” during the first season of the CBS drama. In a new Vanity Fair piece, Till detailed Lenkov’s alleged toxic behavior that reportedly led to his ousting from CBS’ MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, and Magnum P.I. earlier this month. Till claimed Lenkov drove him to his “breaking point” through bullying and verbal abuse that included body-shaming. Till told the outlet, “I’ve never worked this hard in my life, and I am fine with hard work. But the way Peter treats people is just unacceptable. I was suicidal that first year on the show because of the way he made me feel. But the way he’s treated the people around me — that’s just my breaking point.”... [Read Full Story]

Kanye West Kicks Off 2020 Presidential Campaign In Charleston, South Carolina

Kanye West held his first campaign event in South Carolina on Sunday night. West teased the event on social media, expressing his hope to acquire signatures to get on the ballot in the state. “Hi guys please sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at any of these locations,” West wrote, sharing a list of locations. “You can also sign up at the website kanye2020.country.” ... [Read Full Story]