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Jimmy Fallon to reprise his 'Almost Famous' role in surprise performances of Broadway musical

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Over three years ago, Almost Famous writer/director Cameron Crowe promised Jimmy Fallon that when his musical adaptation of the film opened on Broadway, that Fallon had an open invitation to reprise his role as Dennis Hope, the future manager of the film’s fictitious band, Stillwater. And Crowe made good on that offer on Tuesday’s Tonight Show.... [Read Full Story]

In Brief: 'Heartstopper' star Joe Locke joining the MCU, and more

Heartstopper‘s Joe Locke has been tapped for a role in Disney+’s WandaVision spinoff Agatha: Coven of Chaos, according to Variety. Locke joins Kathryn Hahn in the Marvel Studios series, in which Hahn will reprise her WandaVision role of Agatha Harkness. Locke’s role, as well as exact plot details, are being kept under wraps. Emma Caulfield Ford is also set to reprise her role of Dottie from WandaVision in the new series, which is set to debut in 2023. Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News…... [Read Full Story]

See Frank Grillo all revved up in trailer for biopic 'Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend'

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“No legend became an icon taking the easy road,” reads a title card in the new trailer to the upcoming biopic Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend. The Purge franchise and Marvel movie veteran Frank Grillo plays the automotive genius Ferruccio Lamborghini, whose road to creating the supercar that bears his name was anything but easy.... [Read Full Story]

'Great British Bake-Off''s Lottie Bedlow on her new cookbook and what to do with that leftover Halloween candy

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Cleanliness may be close to godliness, but for Great British Bake-Off vet Lottie Bedlow, it doesn’t make your cookies any better. “Anyone who bakes and has a clean kitchen at the end of it, in my opinion, you don’t wanna trust these bakers,” she jokes to ABC Audio. “You want people who are throwing stuff around. You want the chaos, you want the drama. Those are the bakers are going to turn out really, really good cakes and cookies.”... [Read Full Story]

Malcolm D. Lee explains why 'The Best Man' film franchise evolved into a streaming series

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Following The Best Man in 1999 and its sequel in 2013, the franchise has evolved into a streaming series that will premiere in December on Peacock. A third film, The Best Man Wedding, was planned for 2016, however, Malcolm D. Lee, who directed both movies, created the series after finances prevented the film’s production.... [Read Full Story]

In Brief: Nick Offerman joins star-packed 'Dumb Money', and more

Parks & Recreation‘s Nick Offerman and Never Rarely Sometimes Always Actress Talia Ryder have joined the cast of Dumb Money, an upcoming film about last year’s GameStop stock market explosion, Deadline reports. They join an all-star cast that includes Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Sebastian Stan, Pete Davidson, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Anthony Ramos, America Ferrera and Myah’la Herrold. Per the trade, the movie follows “the story of the fortunes made and lost overnight in the David vs. Goliath GameStop short squeeze that impacted Wall Street”…... [Read Full Story]

In Brief: 'Encanto' going live, and more

Disney+ is adding Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl to its platform on December 28. The original special will begin with a special introduction by co-creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as the animated film’s original voice cast, which will reunite at the Hollywood Bowl to perform songs from the film. The stage will be transformed to look like the Madrigal home known as “Casita,” for this show-stopping concert event. Disney is the parent company of ABC News…... [Read Full Story]