10/7/21 Entertainment News
– Famous Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber talks about the film adaptation of his musical “Cats”. Speaking to Variety, he said the 2019 film was “all wrong”. He said it was so bad that he went out and had a dog for the first time. Now he says the dog has become his therapy dog. When an airline asked him why he needed the support of his furry friend, he told them to see what Hollywood had done with his musical.
– Joaquin Phoenix is not averse to making a “Joker” sequel. Speaking to “The Playlist,” he said “there are certain things” he and the filmmakers could do with the character of Arthur Fleck. However, he added that he is not sure if they will. Fans have been waiting for a sequel since 2019. After the film grossed more than $ 1 billion, the Hollywood Reporter claimed another film was “on the way.”
– Coldplay is heading for late night television. The band have announced that they will be spending a week on The Late Late Show with James Corden starting on the 18th. They are expected to perform songs from their upcoming album “Music of the Spheres”, which will be released on the 15th.
– Daniel Craig now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On Wednesday, the Craig star was placed next to James Bond actor Rodger Moore. It comes just days before the release of his latest installment as Bond in “No Time To Die”. Craig told Variety that getting a star alongside actors who inspired him is “quite incomprehensible.”
– Angelina Jolie once again said goodbye to Brad Pitt. Jolie sold her stake in a $ 164 million French winery that she once shared with Pitt. The amount for which it was sold was not disclosed. She had problems selling her share while divorcing her fellow actor. Earlier this year, she asked a judge to lift the holdback and allow her to sell.
– The fourth installment of “Hotel Transylvania” skips theatrical release and heads straight for streaming. “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” will be released on Prime Video on January 14 of next year. This is Amazon’s second film licensed by Sony Pictures Animation, following the “Cinderella” license last spring. Brian Hull and Brad Abrell replaced original “Hotel Transylvania” stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James as Dracula and Frankenstein, respectively. The rest of the star-studded cast are back, including Selena Gomez as Mavis and Andy Samberg as Johnny. The first movie “Hotel Transylvania” was released in 2012 and the series grossed over a point three billion dollars worldwide.
– The National Black Justice Coalition calls on Netflix to remove Dave Chappell’s latest Netflix special, “Closer”. In it, the comedian made many jokes directed at the LGBTQIA + community. National Black Justice Coalition executive director David Johns said Netflix should be better informed. He added in particular in 2021 as it is on track to be the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the United States. Johns said that “perpetuating transphobia perpetuates violence”. Johns asks the streaming platform to remove the special and apologize to the transgender community.
– Barry Diller’s IAC Dotdash acquires the digital and publishing businesses of Meredith Corporation. Meredtih’s portfolio includes People, Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, Southern Living, InStyle and REAL SIMPLE. The deal combines Dotdash’s digital publishing model with iconic Meredith brands. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the deal is valued at over two point five billion dollars.