EXCLUSIVE: Audible has today launched Jack Whitehall ’s Safe Space , a new 10-part original comedy series hosted by the comedian featuring a host of A-list guests, including Judd Apatow and Jameela Jamil . Throughout the series, Whitehall ( Bad Education, Jungle Cruise, Travels with My Father ) sits down with his guests to dig into some of their most cringe-inducing tales. The synopsis reads: From the school days we’d rather forget (Emily Atack), to worst first impressions (Russell Howard) and cringeworthy celebrity encounters (Jameela Jamil), no shameful stone is left unturned, as Jack is joined by some of the funniest names in the industry who come bearing all about the moments in their lives that have led to sleepless nights. Elsewhere, Jack gets to the bottom of a real day’s work with comedian and former handyman Tom Davies, discusses embarrassing relationship experiences away from the screen with Judd Apatow, and discovers a personal story of shame not even Big … [Read more...] about ‘Jack Whitehall’s Safe Space’ Podcast Launches With Guests Including Judd Apatow, Jameela Jamil & Big Zuu
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It’s not like people weren’t going to the cinema yesterday as we head toward Thanksgiving: Disney/Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever made $9.5M at 4,258 theaters on Tuesday propelling the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel past the the three century mark with $303.7M , making it the 7th film to pass that threshold this year after Top Gun: Maverick, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Jurassic World: Dominion, Minions: The Rise of Gru, The Batman and Thor: Love and Thunder. However, there really wasn’t any excitement last night to see previews of Disney Animation’s Strange World , which as we told you doesn’t look so good for the holiday stretch. Off previews that started at 6pm, Strange World only did $800K , which is arguably the lowest for a Disney Thanksgiving theatrical release in the era of movie theaters holding early previews. That’s close to half of what Encanto did in its Tuesday preview a year ago with $1.5M, and that’s when there … [Read more...] about ‘Wakanda Forever’ Crosses $300M, As ‘Strange World’ Sees $800K Tuesday Previews
EXCLUSIVE : Kemodo Entertainment and High Star Entertainment have announced the start of shoot in Toronto for action movie Fight Another Day . Eric Johnson ( Fifty Shades Darker , Vikings ) stars as a tough cop who is transported to a dystopian future, where he is forced to enter a deadly combat tournament in order to return to his past. He is joined in the cast by Martin Kove ( The Karate Kid ) and Kevin Nash ( The Punisher , John Wick ). The independent production will also feature a number of cult UFC fighters including Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” Ken Shamrock. James Mark, whose credits include the action-packed sci-fi thrillers Control and Enhanced , directs and also takes co-writing credits with Matthew K. Nayman. The project is produced by Bruno Marino ( Gridlocked , Uncharted: The Fan Film ) at film and TV company High Star Entertainment with Mark’s Kemodo Entertainment. “James has years of … [Read more...] about Eric Johnson, Martin Kove & Kevin Nash Set For Action Picture ‘Fight Another Day’ As Shoot Begins In Toronto
Joshua Johnson ’s NBC News Now show, which has been streaming nightly for the past year, will have its final episode on Friday. Johnson also said that he would be leaving the network. He’s address his exit on the final show. Now Tonight with Joshua Johnson has been shown at 8 PM ET since its debut last year. “We’re heading in a new programming direction, which we’ll announce soon. We thank Joshua for his contributions and wish him all the best,” a network spokesperson said. In the interim, a rotating group of anchors will fill the slot as Now Tonight . The staff will not be impacted. Johnson began hosting the streaming program on Dec. 6 after his MSNBC show The Week with Joshua Johnson wrapped up in fall of 2021. He became an anchor for the network in 2020. Johnson is the former host of the NPR-distributed series 1A , which was produced by WAMU. He will continue to appear on other NBC News platforms after the launch of his new series. On Twitter, Johnson … [Read more...] about Joshua Johnson’s NBC News Now Show To End
While Knives Out was a sleeper hit in 2019, its sequel, Glass Onions: A Knives Out Mystery , has become one of the most anticipated new releases of 2022. The murder mystery features a reteaming of writer/director Rian Johnson and star Daniel Craig and is set on a luxurious Greek island. RELATED: The Contenders Film: Los Angeles – Deadline’s Full Coverage At Saturday’s Contenders Los Angeles event, the director told Deadline’s chief film critic Peter Hammond how he turned to Agatha Christie for inspiration for injecting fresh life into the sequel. “Christie was doing wild new swings with every single thing that she published and she was swinging for the rafters,” Johnson said. “She was shaking it up. She was subverting the genre and turning it on its head … and so that was our goal with this one is let’s make something that gives you a fun who-done-it and scratches the same itch but let’s do it in a way that’s going to truly surprise and delight people.” Like … [Read more...] about ‘Glass Onion’ Director Rian Johnson, Stars Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson & Kathryn Hahn On Giving The Sequel A Fresh Look — Contenders L.A.
Wilko Johnson , the pub-rock guitarist who played executioner Ser Ilyn Payne in Game of Thrones , has died aged 75. The musician, known for his energetic on-stage persona and influence on the punk rock movement, passed away at home on Monday (November 21), according to a message on his social media accounts posted today. “This is the announcement we never wanted to make, and we do so with a very heavy heart: Wilko Johnson has died,” the statement read, adding: “Thank you for respecting the family’s privacy at this very sad time. RIP Wilko Johnson.” Johnson is best known for his long and storied music career but appeared in seasons one and two of HBO’s Game of Thrones , in which he played a mute knight who serves the king. The talented musician was diagnosed with late-age pancreatic cancer in 2013 and was told he had less than a year to live. He decided against chemotherapy but a year later was declared cancer-free after a major operation to remove a huge tumor. … [Read more...] about Wilko Johnson Dies: Dr Feelgood Guitarist And ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Was 75
Chad Johnson is proving that a small carbon footprint can still leave a huge impression ... 'cause the Ex-NFL baller just made his tiny Smart Car a big eye catcher ... dropping $25k to pimp the mini ride. We're told that Johnson wanted his ride to pack a little more punch so he took his 2016 Smart Car down to the Auto Firm in Miami where customizing master Alex Vega went to work on it. How do you make a Smart Car look swag? How about plastering it with custom satin black paint, throwing some Av30 forge rims on it, plus tossing in an Avorza grill and body kit. Final price tag $25k. BTW the Smart Car with all the trimmings, retails for a little over $18K brand new ... so Chad's proving there's no price too big for mother earth. … [Read more...] about Chad Johnson: Environmentally Safe Swag … Drops 25k To Pimp Smart Car
TMZSports.com There is a LOT going on in this video ... First, Magic Johnson was having a power lunch with ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner Thursday -- and teased that they might be working on a project together. Next, despite the fact he's a HUGE Hillary Clinton supporter, Magic says he's still open to doing business with Donald Trump -- and wants to be friends with the guy -- as long as Hillary is president. Third, Magic opens the door to working with Kobe Bryant ... telling TMZ Sports he believes Mamba will be a great businessman and would welcome the chance to team up on a project. Fourth, check out Magic's suit ... dude is always dressed like a BOSS! ... all in an 81 second clip. Great video. … [Read more...] about Magic Johnson: I Don’t Hate Trump … We Can Be Friends After Hillary Wins
TMZSports.com Keep your fingers crossed, Dallas fans ... according to Jimmy Johnson , the Cowboys could very well end up getting Odell Beckham Jr. ! TMZ Sports got the former Dallas head coach out in NYC on Tuesday ... just two days after the Cowboys blew a big lead to the Green Bay Packers and fell to 6-3 on the season. Johnson made it clear to us, he thinks Big D could use another wideout in its offense to prevent a similar loss from happening again ... and he seems to believe Odell could easily be the solution. Cowboys fans before yesterday’s game telling Jerry Jones to sign Odell Beckham Jr. pic.twitter.com/zqkec3G2RG — Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 14, 2022 @jonmachota The Cowboys have openly pursued the former Rams star for several days now -- with guys like Micah Parsons and Ezekiel Elliott recruiting him hard through the media -- but no contract has been signed yet. Getty Micah Parsons Wants Odell Beckham … [Read more...] about Jimmy Johnson Says Cowboys ‘Need Another Receiver,’ ‘Might’ Get Odell!
Jason David Frank , best known as Tommy Oliver in the 90s kids’ action series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers , died at the age of 49 and his co-stars are morning his loss. Viewers that watched the show growing up remember that the Green Ranger’s (and later on the White Ranger) love interest was the Pink Ranger, played by Amy Jo Johnson. After news of Frank’s death , the Felicity alum paid tribute to the late actor on social media. “Jase, you were beautiful and truly unique,” she posted on Instagram along with a selfie next to Frank during a fan convention. “My life just won’t be the same without your frenetic, hilarious, caring, driven and creative ball of energy. I will always love you, dear friend. Please Rest now In Peace…” Walter Emanuel Jones also took to Instagram to share the following: “Can’t believe it…. RIP Jason David Frank. My heart is sad to have lost another member of our special family.” Austin St. John, the original Red Ranger, posted on … [Read more...] about ‘Power Rangers’ Stars Amy Jo Johnson, Walter Jones, Austin St. John & More Mourn The Loss Of Jason David Frank