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A Musical About Princess Diana Is Coming to Broadway (We're Already in Line For Tickets)

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Diana, the musical based on the true story of the lady who became a princess, is officially heading to Broadway! The acclaimed musical, which just wrapped its extended world premiere run in California's La Jolla Playhouse, explores the life of the late Princess Diana, including her tempestuous marriage to Prince Charles, his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, and their eventual separation.

Written by Joe Dipietro and David Bryan (the duo behind Tony-winner Memphis), the production will begin previews at New York's Longacre Theatre on March 2, 2020, and officially open its doors for the public on March 31. Several cast members from the La Jolla performance will reprise their roles, including Jeanna de Waal in the titular role as the late Diana, princess of Wales. Roe Hartrampf (Prince Charles), Erin Davie (Camilla Parker Bowles), and two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye (Queen Elizabeth II) will join her.

This isn't the first time Princess Diana
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A Musical About Princess Diana Is Coming to Broadway (We're Already in Line For Tickets)

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A Musical About Princess Diana Is Coming to Broadway (We're Already in Line For Tickets)
Diana, the musical based on the true story of the lady who became a princess, is officially heading to Broadway! The acclaimed musical, which just wrapped its extended world premiere run in California's La Jolla Playhouse, explores the life of the late Princess Diana, including her tempestuous marriage to Prince Charles, his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, and their eventual separation.

Written by Joe Dipietro and David Bryan (the duo behind Tony-winner Memphis), the production will begin previews at New York's Longacre Theatre on March 2, 2020, and officially open its doors for the public on March 31. Several cast members from the La Jolla performance will reprise their roles, including Jeanna de Waal in the titular role as the late Diana, princess of Wales. Roe Hartrampf (Prince Charles), Erin Davie (Camilla Parker Bowles), and two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye (Queen Elizabeth II) will join her.

This isn't the first time Princess Diana
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Viola Davis’ Daughter Genesis Tennon Celebrates Acting Debut at ’The Angry Birds Movie 2’ Premiere

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Viola Davis’ Daughter Genesis Tennon Celebrates Acting Debut at ’The Angry Birds Movie 2’ Premiere
Genesis Tennon is used to attending Hollywood events with mom Oscar-winner Viola Davis, but at “The Angry Birds Movie 2” premiere, it was her turn to be the star. As Davis and husband Julius Tennon looked on beaming with pride, Genesis walked the red carpet for her first screen credit and chatted animatedly with reporters.

“Well, I would randomly be like, ‘Oh, I have to go to this event with my mom,’ and then I would pause and be like ‘Hold up, wait a second, it’s about me!’ And I got excited,” Tennon joked to Variety on Saturday morning at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood. The 7-year-old makes her acting debut in the animated film, voicing hatchling Vivi alongside Gal Gadot’s daughter Alma Versano and Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s daughters Sunday Rose and Faith.

According to Genesis, her parents weren’t nervous about her big moment,
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The Unbelievable True Stories Behind 14 of This Year's Biggest Movies

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The Unbelievable True Stories Behind 14 of This Year's Biggest Movies
Hollywood has been finding inspiration in true stories since movies began, and it has proven to be a fruitful enterprise. In 2018 alone, audiences couldn't stop talking about Beautiful Boy or anticipating the rock and roll story of Freddie Mercury's life in Bohemian Rhapsody. Now, as we're well into 2019, it's already proven to be another year full of movies based on true stories that need to be on your must-watch list.

From a tale of two car companies locked in a battle to prove whose automobiles are best to "an actual lie" that inspired a tear-jerking family dramedy, 2019's crop of movies based on true stories are bound to keep you enthralled and marveling at how often the truth is stranger than fiction. Check them out ahead, and then see all the movies based on books coming out this year!

Related: 23 Massively Popular Books Becoming Movies This Year
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Rami Malek Sends Message to Academy Interns in Twitter Video: ‘Go Get ‘Em!’

Rami Malek Sends Message to Academy Interns in Twitter Video: ‘Go Get ‘Em!’
Academy Award winner Rami Malek, hot off his 2019 Oscar win for portraying Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” and slated to star in the next Bond film, had congratulatory words for the interns of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Gold program. Watch below.

“Well done. Now go get ’em!” A message to our graduating #AcademyGold interns from Oscar winner Rami Malek. pic.twitter.com/Wm9QAXnNSp

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 10, 2019

The Academy Gold program is designed to connect undergraduate and graduate-level college students with established industry leaders to pursue above-the-line and below-the-line full-time careers in entertainment, as well as to open the pipeline to diversity in Hollywood. The eight-week summer initiative includes master classes and networking opportunities for participants.

Malek is currently shooting Cary Joji Fukunaga’s Bond 25 film, and will star opposite Denzel Washington and Jared Leto in John Lee Hancock’s serial-killer thriller “Little Things” for Warner Bros.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor (Updated: August 7)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor (Updated: August 7)
Historically the Best Actor Oscar has gone to men with a little grey in their hair while Best Actress is usually given to an ingenue. However, we could be seeing a shift in that bias on both sides. At the 2019 Oscars, Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) won Best Actor at age 37 over a past winner and three previous nominees. Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) did likewise in 2017. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Actor.)

While Affleck won for a fictional role, Malek prevailed for portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Of the 10 most recent Best Actor champs at the Academy Awards, seven of them won for bring life to real-life fellows: Colin Firth; Daniel Day-Lewis; Matthew McConaughey; Eddie Redmayne; Leonardo DiCaprio; and Gary Oldman.

Malek was a first-time nominee while each of his four rivals in the 2019 Best Actor race had contended multiple times at the Oscars.
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The Unbelievable True Stories Behind 14 of This Year's Biggest Movies

The Unbelievable True Stories Behind 14 of This Year's Biggest Movies
Hollywood has been finding inspiration in true stories since movies began, and it has proven to be a fruitful enterprise. In 2018 alone, audiences couldn't stop talking about Beautiful Boy or anticipating the rock and roll story of Freddie Mercury's life in Bohemian Rhapsody. Now, as we're well into 2019, it's already proven to be another year full of movies based on true stories that need to be on your must-watch list.

From a tale of two car companies locked in a battle to prove whose automobiles are best to "an actual lie" that inspired a tear-jerking family dramedy, 2019's crop of movies based on true stories are bound to keep you enthralled and marveling at how often the truth is stranger than fiction. Check them out ahead, and then see all the movies based on books coming out this year!

Related: 23 Massively Popular Books Becoming Movies This Year
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Rocketman Lands on Digital, Blu-ray in August with Over 75 Minutes of Bonus Content

Rocketman blasts off three weeks early on Digital August 6, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 27 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes, Rocketman boasts incredible performances of Elton John's beloved songs by Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service). This electrifying film also stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Elton's longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden (Bodyguard) as Elton's first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother.

The Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over 75 minutes of must-see bonus content, including four extended musical sequences introduced by director Dexter Fletcher that showcase even more of the spectacular singing and dancing by Taron Egerton and the cast. The releases also include breakthrough moments not seen in theaters with 10 deleted and extended scenes with an introduction by Dexter Fletcher; sing-along tracks of 13 select
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Golden Girls: 10 Hidden Details About The Main Characters Everyone Missed

The Golden Girls is an iconic series, counting people like Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Freddie Mercury among its supposed fans.

Starring Bea Arthur (Dorothy), Betty White (Rose), Rue McClanahan (Blanche), and Estelle Getty (Sophia), the series ran for seven seasons from 1985-1992, telling the story of four single, older women living in a house together in Miami. The show was witty, hilarious, touching, and relatable. So it’s no surprise that it continues to be popular with today’s generation who have found ways to get their hands on episodes to binge.

Think you know everything about the main characters from the series? Here are a few hidden details that you might have missed.

Related: The Golden Girls: The Ten Funniest Episodes Ever
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‘Mr. Robot’ Teaser: First Look At the Intense Final Season

‘Mr. Robot’ Teaser: First Look At the Intense Final Season
The first teaser for the fourth and final season of “Mr. Robot” is out, and the series is looking as intense as ever.

The teaser for the USA Network show doesn’t shed much in the way of plot information, but the somber music and lighting certainly fit the series’ bleak tone. An unseen woman questions series protagonist Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), asking him how many people he has hurt to get what he wants.

Alderson doesn’t answer, but there’s no doubt that many people have suffered over the last three twisty seasons of “Mr. Robot.” Malek plays a vigilante hacker with dissociative identity disorder and a host of other mental illnesses, and his efforts to free the American public from debt spirals into all sorts of chaos. Drug use, corporate rule, economic collapse, and similarly heavy themes are pervasive throughout the series, which has won two Emmys.
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Austin Butler Is Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's King of Rock & Roll Biopic

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Austin Butler Is Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's King of Rock & Roll Biopic
Baz Luhrmann has chosen Austin Butler to star in his upcoming Elvis biopic. The untitled project has already had its eyes on Tom Hanks to play manager Colonel Tom Parker, but it is unclear if Hanks has officially signed on to the movie or not. Butler reportedly went through many screen tests before getting the part of the King of Rock N' Roll. Luhrmann is directing the biopic from a script he co-wrote with Craig Pearce.

It was previously reported Harry Styles and Ansel Elgort were the frontrunners for the Elvis biopic. While Baz Luhrmann was impressed with everyone who tested to play Elvis on the big screen, it was Austin Butler who checked all the right boxes for the director. Luhrmann released a statement and had this to say about casting Austin Robert Butler.

"I knew I couldn't make this film if the casting wasn't absolutely right, and we
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Christoph Waltz to Return as Blofeld in James Bond 25 After All?

It looks as though another important figure from 007's past is going to be along for the ride in James Bond 25. This is set to be Daniel Craig's final turn as the iconic MI6 spy, which means director Cary Fukunaga is surely going to pull out all the stops to make sure this is a memorable and worthy send-off to his version of the character. And that means bringing back one of his most nefarious foes.

Warning: possible spoilers ahead for James Bond 25. This is something that, if true, the studio seems to be keeping secretive and we're assuming there's a good reason for that. So don't read on if you want to be left in the dark. That having been said, it's now being reported that Christoph Waltz will return as Blofeld, after first appearing as 007's most enduring enemy in Spectre. The report surfaced over on Twitter
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Christoph Waltz Reportedly Returning As Blofeld For Bond 25

Maybe it’s because we have to wait another whole year for Daniel Craig’s final turn as 007, but we really don’t know a lot about Bond 25. Well, at least when it comes to the story. That (very) teaser trailer we got a while back, though not stricken with detail, did fall in line with THR’s report that the highly-anticipated film sees Bond’s retirement in Jamaica’s interrupted by a rescue mission. As is usually the case though, the plan’s more dangerous than initially thought, and that’s where our knowledge ends.

What there’s actually been is an alarming amount of bad news coming from the front lines of the production. In addition to several delays, creative differences and the subsequent exiting of high-profile director Danny Boyle, and Craig’s recent injury, James Bond’s latest doesn’t seem to be his smoothest.

And now
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Sherlock Holmes 3 Replaces Guy Ritchie with Rocketman Director

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Sherlock Holmes 3 Replaces Guy Ritchie with Rocketman Director
Sherlock Holmes 3 is moving forward with Dexter Fletcher signing on to direct. The Rocketman director is taking over for Guy Ritchie, and fans should be pretty happy to know there is finally some forward movement with the long awaited sequel.

Guy Ritchie directed the first two installments, starting with 2009's Sherlock Holmes and then 2011's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Sherlock Holmes 3 was originally set to hit theaters in December 2020, but it was revealed earlier this year that the sequel will instead come out in December 2021.

Robert Downey Jr. is returning to star in Sherlock Holmes 3 after spending the last decade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Iron Man. The actor is now finished with the Tony Stark role after Avengers: Endgame and teased he was getting into his Sherlock role last summer. Jude Law is expected to return as Watson, but that has yet to be officially confirmed.
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What are the 7 biggest Oscar contenders from the 1st half of 2019? ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Us,’ ‘Booksmart,’ ‘Rocketman’ and more

What are the 7 biggest Oscar contenders from the 1st half of 2019? ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Us,’ ‘Booksmart,’ ‘Rocketman’ and more
The first half of 2019’s movie year is in the books, and for some films, it was a very lucrative few months. “Avengers: Endgame,” for example, has earned nearly $850 million to date in the U.S. plus an additional $1.9 billion internationally. For other films, however, it was a famine at the box office. This was especially true of expensive sequels to previous box office hits that are currently having a difficult time in their theatrical runs.

But are any of them worthy enough to be considered for next February’s Oscars? Or, perhaps more relevantly, do any of them have the stamina to keep the momentum going over the next six months until the nominations are announced? It’s not unheard of for an early-year release to have Oscar success — in 2017, February release “Get Out” stayed the course for nearly a year to garner a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for
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Why The Summer Box Office At $3 Billion Isn’t In A Slump

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Why The Summer Box Office At $3 Billion Isn’t In A Slump
Leave it to a bunch of sour pickles –specifically, Dark Phoenix, Men in Black International, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters– to spoil headlines about the true success of the summer box office.

There’s been a lot of news that the season’s theatrical business is back in the toilet, and overall, that’s false, with ComScore showing that the period of April 26-July 7 has grossed $3.03 billion, close to even with the same period a year ago ($3.04B). Last summer ended with a near-record$4.8B. Even before this weekend through July 4th, summer 2019 was close to equal, with 2018 starting with the last weekend of April with $2.8B.

For exhibition, summer started the minute Avengers: Endgame pumped out the biggest domestic opening of all-time at $357.1M. We said this two summers ago, and we’ll say it again: There is no way that the theatrical business in the U.S.
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Rami Malek Says He Felt Like Freddie Mercury Told Him Not To Do Bohemian Rhapsody

It’s a fact, as unfortunate as it is, that Freddie Mercury died from AIDS in late 1991. It’s also a fact that Rami Malek took him an Academy Award for his portrayal of the late great singer in last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

In the conversation of great performances, we also know that many dedicated actors develop a spiritual connection to the roles that they play, especially when it comes to reimagining the life of a real person. It’d be safe to assume that Malek felt this to some extent, given his almost uncanny resemblance to Mercury. But apparently, that connection reached, at some point, beyond the spiritual and into the supernatural.

A recent Express article dug up an appearance with Malek on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, focusing on one strange story the actor decided to tell. The tale, on paper, was about the future Oscar-winner
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Rami Malek Refused to Let His Bond 25 Villain Be Motivated by Religion

Rami Malek Refused to Let His Bond 25 Villain Be Motivated by Religion
Rami Malek has dished some now, rather interesting details regarding his villain in James Bond 25. Up to this point, even though the movie has been filming for several weeks (with a brief pause to accommodate Daniel Craig's recovery from a broken ankle), we're still very much in the dark in regards to what we're going to see unfold in this latest adventure with 007. But according to Malek, we can rule out any form of religious extremism.

During a recent interview, the 38-year old actor, who recently won an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, explained that he had a very specific condition that needed to be met in order for him to sign on for the movie. He needed assurance from director Cary Fukunaga that this villain would not be any sort of religious fundamentalist or Arabic-speaking terrorist. Here's what Malek had to say about it.
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Mlb London: 8 Things You Didn’t See on TV During the Red Sox-Yankees UK Series

The Mlb made history this weekend with the first-ever regular season games on European soil at the London Stadium in England, as reigning World Series champions Boston Red Sox took on the New York Yankees.

The most famous rivalry in baseball crossed the Atlantic to be played on the field that’s normally home to Premier League soccer team, West Ham United, for the two-game series.

A sellout crowd of 59,659 people braved sweltering weather as temperatures reached 92 degrees Fahrenheit, making Saturday the hottest day of 2019 in the England.

Also Read: Mlb Network Kicks Off Opening Day With 'Not That Kind of Analyst' Campaign Launch (Exclusive Video)

Fans could watch the Mlb London Series live on Fox (Saturday) and ESPN (Sunday) in the U.S. or on the BBC and BT Sport in the U.K., but TheWrap was in the stands to witness the Anglo-American collaboration.

Here are 8 things you didn’t see on TV.
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The 2019 Oscar Race at the Halfway Point: Have We Seen Any Real Contenders?

The 2019 Oscar Race at the Halfway Point: Have We Seen Any Real Contenders?
On paper, several of the films released in the first half of 2019 have the look of potential Oscar Best Picture nominees.

There’s “Avengers: Endgame,” a blockbuster Marvel movie that could follow in the heels of last year’s blockbuster Marvel movie, “Black Panther.”

And “Rocketman,” a musical biopic of British singer and gay icon Elton John that picks up the mantle from last year’s musical biopic of British singer and gay icon Freddie Mercury, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

And Jordan Peele’s socially conscious horror flick “Us,” his first film since his socially conscious horror flick and Oscar nominee “Get Out.”

Also Read: When Sacheen Littlefeather and Marlon Brando Fought John Wayne for the Soul of the Oscars

And Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” an acclaimed animated movie looking to follow in the footsteps of the last animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture, which happened to be “Toy Story 3.
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