How Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ evolved with Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, more

A   mega box office success, the film starred   Aditya Roy Kapur and   Shraddha Kapoor   and   made   back its production costs 12 times over, earning approximately 1.09 billion rupees on a budget of 90 million. Two months later, EW confirmed she’d officially signed on. Chart A Star Is Born‘s trajectory back into the spotlight in the timeline below. The studio was said to have been seeking Beyoncé for the female lead yet again, though a deal never materialized. June-August 2016: Last summer was a good one for Gaga; she reportedly recorded a decent portion of her latest No. Fans were asked to donate $10 to Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation in exchange for a chance to be extras in a scene from A Star Is Born,   scheduled to   shoot at the Indio, Calif. Show Full Article Rolling Stone would later report Johnny Depp had also been considered for a major part in the musical around the same time. “Who knows if the movie will go,” he told MTV News while promoting the Colin Farrell thriller Phonebooth. released the first still (above) from the movie alongside a full plot synopsis (Cooper’s   Jackson Maine is a country music star “on the brink of decline when he discovers a talented unknown,” Ally, played by Gaga). March 2012:   The search for Queen Bey’s leading man continued in the months ahead, even honing in on Cruise, who’d recently wrapped shooting the rock-and-roll musical Rock of Ages. Neal Preston/Warner Bros. The same Deadline article that broke news of Cruise being eyed by the studio indicated Russell Crowe and Eminem had also been approached. “[But] it seems [to be] a desire of the studio to do it. Edgar, filmmaker   Eastwood and DiCaprio allegedly discussed interest in taking a crack at shooting A Star Is Born   together, this time with   Beyoncé playing the role of the ingénue. 28, 2011:   Four days   later, Deadline noted   Beyoncé’s headline-making pregnancy — which she memorably announced on stage at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 9, 2016: Warner Bros. had moved on from Eastwood’s take and began wooing Cooper to make his directorial debut with the planned film. April 2016:   The day after the Lady’s April 15 headlining performance at Coachella, the event’s official app began touting a paid event that would involve a staged country music concert featuring both Gaga and Cooper. In the interim,   scores of   A-list stars have sought a contemporary revival, from Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé to Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Joel Schumacher, and even   Clint Eastwood. Feb. July 2002:   Nearly three decades after the release of Frank Pierson’s 1976 interpretation of A Star Is Born, it looked as if his muse, Streisand, would finally pass the torch to Lopez, as Smith reportedly courted the superstar to front a modern remake. 24, 2011:   DiCaprio apparently declined to take a role, however, as Christian Bale was said by Variety to have been mulling A Star Is Born as one of his first post-Dark Knight   trilogy   releases. March 2015:   In early 2015, Warner Bros. 18, 2017:   Academy Award-nominated sound mixer Steve Morrow revealed the film’s original compositions — some written by Gaga herself — would be performed and recorded live on set, following in the Oscar-verified footsteps of films like La La Land   and   Les Misérables. Aug. Oct. Speaking to Next Best Picture‘s Will Mavity, Morrow also said filming would commence in April and last through June in Los Angeles. The production will be based on the Garland-starring version of the film — the first time the 1954 romance has made the jump from screen to stage. 2012 (also without DiCaprio). The studio also released details on the film’s Oscar-nominated crew, including screenwriter Eric Roth, director of photography Matty Libatique, and editor Jay Cassidy. Aug. March 9, 2017:   Deep into the making of Cooper’s project,   Warner Bros.’ Theatre Ventures division tapped   Beauty and the Beast helmer Bill Condon to turn   A Star Is Born   into a live performance. Later that year, director Joel Schumacher was attached to direct the project. 28, 2018 — a few short weeks after major fall festivals in Venice, Telluride, and Toronto are scheduled to launch high-profile films into the 2019 Oscar race. In Tinseltown, the road to success is often paved with disappointment, tears, and empty liquor bottles… at least if you’re using Hollywood’s multiple iterations of   A Star Is Born as a guide. The time-tested narrative   — typically about a seasoned (yet troubled) industry figure whose personal demons consume him after he takes a rising starlet under his wing — has been adapted for several generations of moviegoers over the years, beginning with George Cukor’s 1932 drama What Price Hollywood?, continuing with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in 1937’s   A Star Is Born,   and sustaining through further editions released in 1954 and 1976, when the faces of Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, James Mason, and   Kris Kristofferson   dotted   Star‘s skies in the lead roles. April 26, 2013: While Hollywood’s reimagining was still in development, Bollywood hit the ground running, translating   A Star Is Born into   Aashiqui 2,   which hit Indian cinemas on April 26, 2013. 28 — would make it difficult for the performer to work on Eastwood’s   version, which was supposedly set to start filming in Feb. Gaga will be credited under her real name, Stefani Germanotta, in the movie’s credits. 1 album, Joanne   throughout the season and — hot off her Golden Globe-winning performance in FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel — entered talks to topline Cooper’s freshman feature in June. While a fresh   take   hasn’t been seen in over 40 years, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are finally rocketing   the   evergreen romance back into theaters in 2018. And now let’s see if all of the ducks are in order.”
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June 2011: Almost 10 years passed before A Star Is Born   regained serious traction with A-list talent following a period of limbo at Warner Bros. Nov. As she continued to raise her new daughter into the new year, the singer prioritized family over potential big screen projects, announcing in   October that she was officially detaching herself from the film. On Monday, Warner Bros. During production of their 2011 film J. festival grounds between April 18-19. unveiled the release date for A Star Is Born, setting the picture for a theatrical bow on Sept. Coming off a pair of successful singles (Ja Rule-assisted   remixes of “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny” topped the Billboard Hot 100 near the turn of the millennium), Lopez   was at the height of her pop career in 2002, though Smith actually wanted to flip the genders of A Star Is Born‘s leads, meaning he’d actually play the up-and-coming protégé to an industry has-been played by Lopez. 2012: At the top of 2012,   Beyoncé gave birth to the pop cultural phenomenon otherwise known as Blue Ivy Carter.

Buckle up for Ludacris’ high-speed recap of 7 ‘Fast and the Furious’ movies

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In a Vanity Fair video titled “The Fast and the Furious Franchise Recap in 8 Minutes with Ludacris,” the rapper and actor, who plays tech guru   Tej in the series, gives a thorough explainer of the action and drama that’s gone down thus far, beginning with 2001’s The Fast and the Furious and running through 2015’s Furious 7. If you’re planning on watching The Fate of the Furious (now in theaters) but haven’t seen all or any of the previous seven films, fear not — Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has you covered. Buckle up for a ride down memory lane, and consider this a formal request for Luda to teach a college elective about the history of the series. Show Full Article For those who are more familiar with all things concerning the family, the video still offers humor, fun visual aids, and a poppin’ palm tree jacket.

Ewan McGregor on ‘Star Wars’ Obi-Wan movie: ‘I’d be happy to do it’

After that, his schedule appears to be rather clear of big-ticket productions … you know, just in case anybody wants to hire him for something. I think they’ve got films to make until the 2020s, so I don’t think it’s going to happen soon if it happens at all.”
Here’s what Kennedy   told MTV when asked about the next anthology title: “I think we’re getting close. McGregor just came off T2: Trainspotting is about to make his debut playing two roles in FX’s Fargo   season 3 on Wednesday. My hope would be [to announce] sometime around the summer. While the internets have been claiming for awhile that next stand-alone film in a galaxy far, far away will likely focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi, there’s been exactly zero confirmation that this is the case. It would be a good segue between the last episode of the prequels and the new episodes. The Last Jedi   is coming Dec. “There’s no official offer, and I haven’t met them about it or anything,” McGregor tells EW. And Mr. 15 (here’s the trailer), the stand-alone young Han Solo film is coming May 25, 2018, and then Episode IX will debut sometime after that. But Disney seems to be looking for another   stand-alone idea for 2020. I never want to predict the creative process because it is its own thing, so we’re in the midst of those discussions right now.”
As McGregor points out, Disney has Star Wars titles lined up for the next several years, though it’s actually not too soon to announce another. Show Full Article What does he have to say? “But I’ve always said that I’d be happy to do it if they wanted to do   it. Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor? Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy said this week that Disney might announce the next Star Wars anthology film this summer.

Bryan Cranston is a fright in the attic in ‘Wakefield’ trailer

Wakefield opens May 19. “Who hasn’t had the impulse to put their life on hold for a moment?”
One night Wakefield does just that, hiding out in his own garage attic   while spying on his wife (Jennifer Garner) and kids, and   he gradually grows more   erratic, even feral. Watch the trailer, which debuted on Deadline Hollywood, above. Doctorow short story of the same name, Wakefield   begins with Cranston’s   title character bristling at his too-perfect suburban life. Show Full Article Directed by Robin Swicord and based on the   E.L. “So much is the same, week after week,” he says in the trailer. Bryan Cranston plays a successful Manhattan lawyer   who decides   to become the man he was meant to be in the   darkly comic drama   Wakefield,   but as the film’s trailer reveals, he has some unusual ideas   about how to get there. It could make for an awkward reunion — if he ever   returns to reality.

‘Famous in Love’: ‘The love triangle is so real,’ Bella Thorne teases

ET on Freeform. Watch the interview above. Or, actually, several. All 10 episodes of the season will be available at after the premiere. Show Full Article However, he did share his favorite aspect of the show: “I think [people will] love and hate something about every character,” he says. It’s also about a major love triangle. And they do have a great chemistry. Famous in Love isn’t just about a young, aspiring actress named Paige Townsen   (Bella Thorne) who lands the lead role in a   Twilight-like franchise called Locked. And then she has her best friend [Jake, played by Charlie DePew] that she’s grown up with that she loves basically and he kind of doesn’t understand what she has to go through in Hollywood, which is such a real thing that actors go through every day, especially if you’re not dating somebody in the industry.”
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Paige’s costar in   Locked, Jordan Wilder, has a considerable love triangle of his own, but actor Keith Powers was tight-lipped on the subject when he and Thorne stopped by EW’s studios. This is Freeform, after all. “The love triangle is so real for Paige,” Thorne tells EW, laughing. “She has this new guy [her costar Rainer, played by Carter Jenkins] who seems awesome and actually, he does really like her, although we really kind of think he’s a player. Marlene King, premieres tonight at 9 p.m. Famous in Love, which is based on the book series by Rebecca Serle and produced by Pretty Little Liars‘ I.

Keira Knightley returns in ‘Pirates 5’ international trailer

‘Ello again, poppet! Indeed, she does reappear, although a glimpse may be all you’ll really see of Knightley   as Elizabeth Turner (nee Swann). Keira Knightley has been spotted in a new international trailer for the upcoming Disney release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth film in the swashbuckling franchise which, based on early reviews, returns the series to its Curse of the Black Pearl roots. If you need even more Turner family news, the fifth movie will introduce audiences   to Will and Elizabeth’s son, Henry (Brenton Thwaites), who embarks on a search for answers about his father, accompanied by fierce academic Carina (Kaya Scodelario) and, of course, rum-soaked raisin Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Show Full Article Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters May 26. Nevertheless, it’s a smart match, if it’s not too bold to say. And how better to do that than with the reemergence of two of the first film’s key players, Knightley and Orlando Bloom? A recent trailer finally offered   a new glance at Bloom’s character, however, thus raising the question of whether his wife would make a cameo as well. Their lovebirds Elizabeth and Will Turner essentially bid farewell to audiences at the end of the third film, At World’s End, when Will was remanded to spend the better part of eternity cursed to be captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman.

‘La La Land’: Seb’s jazz clubs to pop up around the country

  (But don’t expect tapas on the menu.)
Among the participating locations in the Los Angeles are the Light House Cafe, No Vacancy, Bar One, and Long Beach’s The Blind Donkey, which served as the location for Seb’s in the film. The transformations will include a full-size neon Seb’s sign, live music, and themed drinks. Jazz and La La Land lovers rejoice: Seb’s could be coming to your city soon. In honor of La La Land‘s Digital HD and Blu-ray   release, April 25 has been declared “La La Land Day” by   Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The celebration will feature   aerial dancers performing routines inspired the film at City Hall, La La Land dance lessons around the city, and more. In conjunction with the home release of Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-nominated film on April 25, jazz bars   around the U.S. will morph into Seb’s, the club that Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is finally able to make a reality at the film’s end. Show Full Article

’13 Reasons Why’: Ross Butler talks Hannah and Zach — and why he ignored Justin’s calls

Does he like her? The rest of the boys walk outside and I tell them, “I’ll see you guys later.” It’s just the moment where I had to stand up and do something because I believe that Zach is a good and decent person. I was genuinely enraptured. What happens with Zach is in this moment of adversity where he has the weight and the burden of a girl killing herself basically over something that he did. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you read the book before you first actually started working on it? Because he really cared about Hannah, and he really loved her. Show Full Article With Zach having slowly grown over the course of the Netflix series 13 episodes, EW spoke to Butler about what transpired. His heart was pulling him too much in that direction to not do anything. Considering Zach has heard the tapes, why do you think he still ignores Justin’s calls? The way that I went about creating Zach’s character at that point was, I’d always had a thing for her and I felt bad for her, and there was always something about her that I was attracted to, but because of her reputation and because of how all my friends talked about her, I didn’t have the backbone to stand up to what they thought and go with how I felt. ROSS BUTLER:   When I was driving up to San Francisco, which is where we shot it, I listened to the audiobook the whole way. He takes a moment just to step away from his friends’ influence and step away from what they’re saying, and he takes time for himself, to really discover who he is and what he cares about. He even proves a caring friend as seen in his concern for his friend, and fellow “Reason” mentioned on the tapes, Alex. I’d heard what it was about, the subject matter, and I was like, “Okay, this is gonna be typical YA novel.” But I just found myself getting lost in it when I was driving, and by the time I was done, I was so moved by how real it was, I immediately knew that this project was definitely something that we needed to talk about and would also entertain. Justin was his best friend, because they’re on the team together and they have a history, they’ve known each other for a long time, but there’s a line during the scene with almost all the Reasons at Monet’s, and Zach says, “Justin’s my best friend, but do you think he cares about me right now or what I want right now?” And that’s so revealing of what’s going through Zach’s head, because he’s questioning his friendships and who’s going to stand up for him, and when he’s at the table with his sister and with his mom, he knows that those are the people who really care about him. To be honest, it was something I wasn’t expecting. How would you say Hannah’s death affects him? Wracked with guilt about the whole situation, Zach finally does come clean, telling the deposition committee the truth about how he and his friends had said some not so nice things about Hannah. One of the 13 people mentioned on Hannah Baker’s tapes   — the source of the titular   13 Reasons Why   — is basketball star Zach Dempsey (Riverdale‘s   Ross Butler). Unfortunately for the gifted (and occasionally sweet) jock, his reason for being mentioned isn’t as pleasant as one might hope   — especially seeing as his stealing the complimentary notes left to her by her classmates is one of the things that drives her to feel depressed enough to consider ending her own life. When I left L.A. Hopefully, towards the end, you can see that. In that scene, after seeing it myself — because everything else that happened was pretty much rumor, or just things that were written on paper — after I actually saw it I felt so bad for her and I had to go with my gut. Zach becomes a man during this time, because he can either grow into somebody who is always gonna be a pushover, which is how you see him in the beginning. It’s actually really interesting, it timed out perfectly. But then towards the end of the series, you see him grow into this person who takes a stand and does what he wants and it’s his decision, ultimately, to tell the truth in his deposition and to fight for it. Is it because he doesn’t want to face up to what Justin might have done? What’s going through his mind in those moments? Because the way it’s set up, it’s a mystery but it’s not your traditional mystery, like say Riverdale, where somebody gets killed and throughout the series, you find out who killed them by clues. The 10th-anniversary edition of   13   Reasons Why is currently available for purchase —   order it here   — and the television adaptation is now streaming on Netflix. It just felt like, “Whoa. I started it, and when I got to the hotel in San Francisco, right when I parked, the book ended. This is going to be something.”
What did you think of it? All he cares about is being accepted by his friends and doing what they say, which is why he never stood up for himself. The old Zach wouldn’t have done that, but the new Zach, starting to question his friendships and what is right for him and stands up for himself and his sister and his family and what that all means for him. When Zach first approaches Hannah in that diner scene with Marcus, what does he think of her? When he ignores the call, he’s with his family and Zach is starting to realize who he is. As soon as I read it, I had so much more confidence and so much more drive to tell it the way it needed to be told. This is like, you know what happens at the end, and it tells you how.

Lady Gaga, Prince William talk mental health in powerful FaceTime conversation

You feel like something’s wrong with you. “Mental health is the same as physical health. “It made me very nervous at first. It’s so important to break open that fear and that taboo, which is only going to lead to more problems down the line,” Prince William explains in the video. “It’s okay to have this conversation. For more information on the initiative’s goals, visit its official website here. Everybody has mental health, and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it.”
Gaga concludes: “We’re not hiding anymore. It’s really important to have this conversation. We’re starting to talk… If you’re feeling not well in your mind, you’re not alone.”
Watch the full Heads Together video above. Lady Gaga talks about her mental health in a new video posted Tuesday where the   Joanne   singer tells Prince William about what it was like   publicly sharing her struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder   in an open letter she wrote this past December. You won’t be judged. Show Full Article “There’s a lot of shame attached to mental illness. For me, waking up every day and feeling sad and going onstage is something that is very hard to describe,” Gaga says. In my life I go, ‘Oh my goodness, look at all these beautiful, wonderful things that I have,’ and I should be so happy. But, it was like saying this is a part of me, and that’s okay.”
Prince William, who spearheaded the launch of the Heads Together campaign with his wife, Kate Middleton, and brother, Prince Harry, as a means to combat negative social stereotypes pertaining to mental illness, stressing the importance of having consistent, open conversations about sufferers’ daily struggles — something Gaga has also advocated for in the past with the inception   of her Born This Way Foundation mental wellness group in 2011. But you can’t help it if in the morning when you wake up you are so tired, you are so sad, you are so full of anxiety and the shakes that you can barely think.

Watch Korn’s new 12-year-old bassist make his stage debut

Trujillo   — who has his own band, The Helmets   — will be playing with Korn until May 6. Show Full Article Trujillo, the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, was recently named a   temporary replacement for Korn’s current bassist, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, who can’t make the South American leg of the band’s upcoming tour. And as you can see from the clip of him performing with drummer Ray Luzier (above), Trujillo can more than hold his own on stage. The 12-year-old started his new gig as Korn’s (temporary) bassist Monday evening when he joined the band for their Bogota show. Korn released   The Serenity of Suffering, their 12th studio album, last year. Tye Trujillo is officially on the job.

Alec Baldwin to replace the late Robert Osborne as ‘The Essentials’ host

And transitioning him into more of the host role just made sense.”

Show Full Article Alec Baldwin is adding more hosting duties to his resume. “It was a natural direction for us to take,” Charlie Tabesh, TCM’s senior vice president of programming and production, said of hiring Baldwin for the series. The   actor has been named as the new host of Turner Classic Movies’   The Essentials,   the network announced Tuesday, replacing the late Robert Osborne on the show. In recent years, TCM has turned to a range of hosts to fill the gap in Osborne’s medical leave of absence. Baldwin has hosted numerous on-air interviews, including one with Osborne in 2015, as well as interviewing guests at TCM’s annual film festival in Hollywood. Joining Baldwin for the show’s upcoming season, which kicks off on May 6, will be David Letterman, Baldwin’s former   30 Rock   costar and series creator Tina Fey, and Oscar-winning director William Friedkin. Among their picks are East of Eden,   Rear Window,   The Bride of Frankenstein, and The Manchurian Candidate. Osborne, who died last month, had been with TCM since its inception in 1994 and helped to create many of its trademark properties, including   The Essentials,   which he hosted from 2006 to 2015. With each of his guests, Baldwin will introduce a hand-picked list of classics and discuss the cultural and cinematic significance of the films. One of TCM’s most popular franchises,   The Essentials   showcases “must-see” classic films, often with commentary from special guests. “Over time, Alec’s become a real part of the TCM family, and he had gotten close to Robert. “I have some big shoes to fill hosting The Essentials, and I plan on doing Bob proud with this new season of The Essentials,” Baldwin said in a statement.

‘Hap and Leonard’ season finale clip teases big showdown

Hall, Tiffany Mack, Olaniyan Thurmon, Dohn Norwood, and Cranston Johnson.  

Show Full Article Lansdale   — which includes 1994’s second season-inspiring Mucho Mojo —   and is created by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici, the duo responsible for 2014’s terrific big screen Lansdale adaptation, Cold in July. Fans of Texas-set crime show Hap and Leonard have long been aware that a showdown between its titular lead characters — played by James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams — and the great Brian Dennehy’s Sheriff Valentine Otis is an inevitability. The show costars Irma P. Hap and Leonard is based on the series of novels by Joe R. ET. Now, SundanceTV has offered up a tease of that face-off in the form of an exclusive new clip from the season 2 finale, which airs tomorrow, April 19, at   10 p.m. Exclusively watch that new clip, above.

‘Josephine Baker’ comes to life in Catel and Bocquet’s new graphic novel

Titled   Josephine Baker, the 496-page volume follows the story of the Mississippi-born dancer from her days as a 19-year-old taking Paris by storm (charming Picasso and Cocteau in the process), to her later days as an official French citizen using her fame to aid the French resistance. Preorder it here. SelfMadeHero

Show Full Article Together, writer José-Louis Bocquet and illustrator Catel Muller work to capture Baker’s indomitable spirit and her celebration of love and liberty,   while also honoring her work as an activist against racial segregation. EW presents exclusive pages from the upcoming graphic novel, which you can see below. Josephine Baker   has been featured in books, movies, television miniseries, and now, a graphic novel. Josephine Baker will be available for purchase May 16.

See an exclusive trailer for post-apocalyptic thriller, ‘The Survivalist’

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The Survivalist is written and directed by first-time filmmaker Stephen Fingleton and played at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. When a mother (Olwen Fouéré)   and daughter (Mia Goth) in search of food and shelter show up at his doorstep, he’s suspicious but cautiously allows them in. Soon an uneasy alliance, born   of necessity, forms between the   trio, but distrust and paranoia threaten to give way to violence at any moment. The film will be   released by IFC Midnight in select theaters and on VOD on May 19. In the new horror-thriller The Survivalist, a man played by Martin McCann mercilessly protects his remote sliver   of property from intruders in a post-apocalyptic future ravaged by overpopulation. See the new poster for The Survivalist   and watch the rather intense trailer for Fingleton’s film, exclusively above. Mondays, am I right?  

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DNA.’ video stars Don Cheadle

After the rapper lost Album of the Year to Taylor Swift at the 2016 Grammys, Cheadle tweeted, “I almost Kanyed tonight.” He later added, “I’m not a Taylor hater. Brief snippets of a car full of women blasting Lamar’s 2015 song “Hood Politics” are spliced into the footage of Cheadle and Lamar. Eventually, Cheadle releases Lamar, who goes on to hang out with his friends. DAMN., Lamar’s fourth album and the follow-up to 2015’s   To Pimp A Butterfly, was released last Thursday night. I think Kendrick’s album is stronger and more deserving. Cheadle is a known fan of Lamar’s work. “DNA.” follows a   clip from   “HUMBLE.”   that Lamar released in late March. Show Full Article review and recap of the rapper’s headlining Coachella set. That’s all.”
The “DNA.” video was directed by Nabil, who has previously helmed   videos for Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, and more. For more on   Lamar, read EW’s   DAMN. Lamar has a history of high-concept music videos. on Tuesday, and it features   Avengers actor Don Cheadle rapping to “DNA.”
The video begins in an interrogation room where a character played by Cheadle administers a polygraph test on Lamar — and then begins to rap to the track. Kendrick Lamar shared the second music video from his new album   DAMN. His video for “Alright” was nominated for four awards at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and took home the prize for Best Direction.

Richard Simmons hospitalized for digestive problems, report says

Simmons had a three-day hospitalization last summer for what his camp described as dehydration, the website said. The 68-year-old is expected to make a full recovery, Catalano said. (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)Richard Simmons was reportedly hospitalized   earlier this week for digestive issues but according to his manager is already feeling better. The fitness guru — who has   been out of the public eye for years but making a number of headlines recently   —   checked into an undisclosed California hospital on   Monday “after a few days of battling severe indigestion and discomfort while eating,” his longtime manager Michael Catalano told ABC News.It wasn’t an emergency, according to a TMZ source who said no ambulance was involved. Simmons’ publicist did not respond immediately to a request for comment. Latest updates

Everything we know about season 2 of the Up and Vanished podcast

It will be this year for sure. Six months into the show’s run, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) announced an arrest after police received an anonymous tip. We’re already going to be behind the scenes putting things together and working on the case we select before we announce it. So obviously we’re looking for cases we can be plugged directly into and, from the beginning, make a difference. What led the anonymous tipster to finally go to police remains unknown. I will gladly give information to the GBI and I’m not going to go try to screw up what they’re doing. The development shocked everyone, Lindsey included. LINDSEY: I think we’re sticking to [the theme of] people who’ve disappeared and no one knows what happened. Namely, because the suspect never appeared on any official’s radar during the 11-year investigation. You’re not really messing with law enforcement’s investigation. We’re looking for cases that draw us in the same way this one drew us in – with just the sheer mystery behind it. Have you started researching what the next case will be? Maurice Godwin, the private investigator hired by Grinstead’s family who had been working on the case for over a decade, Up and Vanished propelled the Grinstead case back into the spotlight. I think in the U.S., but really it could be anywhere. But as noted during the arrest announcement in February, the media played a “significant role” in the investigation. RELATED:   How Up and Vanished Helped Crack a 2005 Cold Case
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Now with only a few episodes left before he signs off on the investigation, Lindsey tells EW what to expect from season two of Up and Vanished. I think as long as you remain focused on the right thing and be aware of how much you are inserting yourself, there’s a way to report on the case that is not going to have a negative effect. Hopefully, like last time, Maurice in a way was sort of a shoo-in for me to get started and have a little bit of an advantage when it came to learning the case. We’re in a position now where we can travel and stay in a place for a period of time and make a difference there so it’s definitely not limited to Georgia. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Will you stick with the theme of “vanishing” people for season 2? I think it’s just about as long as you maintain the objective of getting the truth out there and solving it. Where is the line where you’re inserting yourself too much versus having a really positive impact on a case that was otherwise just cold? As a result of his work, aided by Dr. Show Full Article In some instances it’s very clear, sometimes it’s not. You’re really the only person investigating it at that point, or at least avidly investigating every single day. We have about eight or 10 cases right now that are really sticking out to us as ones that we’d want to pursue. I’m interested to hear your response to the question you asked him: Where do you draw the line in investigative journalism? Though not mentioned by name, many knew the recognition belonged to Lindsey. When a case is cold, like Tara Grinstead’s case was, that line is a lot grayer and you have a lot more leeway because it’s not being actively investigated. So I think if it’s a cold case like that, you have a lot more room to do your thing. Not necessarily, no. There are tons of cases that we’ve looked at and are looking at. We’ve been sent in the hundreds of cases from different listeners and families and we’re taking the time and going through all of them. We will definitely announce it this year and the new season will come out later this year. His investigative podcast, which launched last fall and remains a fixture at the top of the iTunes charts, follows the case of Tara Grinstead, a beauty queen and high school teacher who disappeared from her Ocilla, Georgia, home in October 2005. It’s a very gray line sometimes. On a recent episode, you had a former federal investigator who specializes in murder cases on as a guest. When will season 2 launch? For example, now that [the Grinstead case] has sort of become an active investigation and police are still conducting more interviews, that line is a lot more defined. With the first season of his popular podcast nearing an end, Up and Vanished host Payne Lindsey is looking for his next case to solve. It’s going to be a really tough decision obviously to pick a case.

Blumhouse horror-thriller ‘Stephanie’ to haunt opening night of Overlook Film Festival

The Overlook Film Festival announced today that the horror event’s opening night film will be the new Blumhouse horror-thriller Stephanie, which is receiving its world premiere at the event. The festival is also giving its inaugural Visionary Award to Blumhouse Productions. Hood, Oregon, which was featured in Stanley Kubrick’s classic Stephen King adaptation, The Shining. We’re proud to be its site of premiere,” added festival co-director Landon Zakheim. After the screening, Goldsman and Blum will take part in a Q&A and then screen their favorite movie from the Paranormal Activity franchise, on which the pair previously collaborated. After her mother and father return to claim her, the malevolent power spins out of control. The Overlook Film Festival takes place April 24-30 at the Timberline Lodge in Mt. “With this film, Akiva Goldsman has crafted a horror thriller that’s going to take audiences to unexpected places. The film is set in the not-too-distant future when, following a global crisis, the titular young character is left alone in her remote home while a dark supernatural force looms in the background.  

Show Full Article Previously announced films include   Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch,   Álex de la Iglesia’s The Bar, Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths, Robert Mockler’s Like Me, and Joe Lynch’s Steven Yeun-starring Mayhem. The film is written by   Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, directed by Akiva Goldsman, and produced by Jason Blum. Stephanie stars Frank Grillo, Anna Torv, and Shree Crooks. RELATED: 20 Celebs Who Starred in Horror Movies Before They Made it Big
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Stephanie as the Opening Night film on this first year of the festival,” said festival co-director Michael Lerman   in a statement.

Check out the ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ flash-frame teaser

Show Full Article (No word yet on when we can expect the full trailer.)
The sequel   to Kingsman: The Secret Service has added a bevy of new talent, including Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, and Pedro Pascal, to the existing cast headlined by Taron Egerton (and, yes, a resurrected Colin Firth). Apart from those in attendance at last month’s CinemaCon, audiences have not yet been privy to a trailer for September’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle. And that buddy with a mechanical arm? Next to nothing so far is known about Oscar-winner Julianne Moore’s character — other than the fact that her name is Poppy and she’s a successful entrepreneur. What’s that 1950s diner that she’s hanging out in? But check out these screengrabs from the teaser for some clues as to Poppy’s identity. 29. Huh? And one other question: What’s with that intriguing shot to Tatum in a white top, seemingly lying in either a tanning bed or one of the deep sleep/stasis pods from Alien? But on the heels of   four first-look images   debuted by Entertainment Weekly, the film’s distributor, 20th Century Fox, has dropped a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it video tease — including subliminal flash-frames of super-revealing shots from the movie. And the movie theater marque playing Captain Fantastic? Kingsman: The Golden Circle   is out Sept.

‘The Bachelorette’ debuts Rachel Lindsay’s first portrait

ET on ABC. “I’m happy to represent myself as a black woman in front of America and I’m happy for America to rally behind me and see what it’s like for me to be on this journey to find love,”   Lindsay, 31, exclusively   told   PEOPLE   at the time. “Honestly, it’s not going to be that different from any other season of   The   Bachelorette.”
“I’m obviously nervous and excited to take on this opportunity but I don’t feel added pressure being the first black Bachelorette, because to me I’m just a black woman trying to find love. Show stylist Cary Fetman tells PEOPLE Lindsay will also be wearing one of the designer’s gowns when she begins handing out long stems to the lucky suitors on the hit ABC show late next month. New   Bachelorette leading lady   Rachel Lindsay   is looking red-hot and ready to begin her search for love. RELATED: Bachelor Nation’s Biggest Villains

In February, shortly before being   sent home by Viall, it was announced that   Lindsay had signed on to   be   Bachelor   Nation’s next leading lady,   making her the first black woman to be cast as the Bachelorette. Yes, I’m doing on this huge stage, but again my journey of love isn’t any different just because my skin color is.”
The Bachelorette   premieres on May 22 at 8 p.m. Show Full Article PEOPLE has the   exclusive First Look at the official portrait of the Dallas attorney, who is wearing a signature crimson dress (fans will   recall she chose the same bold color on the most recent season of   The Bachelor   and ended up scoring a First Impression Rose from   Nick Viall   ) —   only this time she’s upped the wow factor all the way with a custom-made chiffon and tulle gown by Randi Rahm that appropriately resembles a rose in full bloom. This story originally appeared on