Gallery Launch Gallery Everett Collection American actress Rebecca Lee Meza was just 10 years old when she was cast as the adolescent Selena Quintanilla -- the aspiring American Tejano singer growing up in Corpus Christi, TX -- in the classical music movie "Selena" back in 1997. Rebecca shared the big screen with pop icon Jennifer Lopez as Selena, Jon Seda as the guitarist and Selena's husband, Chris Pérez, Edward James Olmos as Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla. Other notable actors in the biopic included Constance Marie as Selena's mother, Marcela Quintanilla ... and Jackie Guerra as Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla. Guess what she looks like now! … [Read more...] about Young Selena In ‘Selena’ ‘Memba Her?!
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The Roku Channel has now become the exclusive AVOD streaming home for The Jennifer Hudson Show. All previously aired episodes are available beginning Thursday, and new episodes will hit the platform the day after they air. “The authentic spirit that Jennifer Hudson brings to each episode of the series has already won over the hearts of audiences across the country, and we look forward to extending its viewership potential further to the millions of streamers reached by The Roku Channel,” said Rob Holmes, VP, Programming, Roku. Finding additional avenues on other platforms has become crucial for high-end syndicated talk shows to survive in the current economic environment, which has been increasingly challanging for first-run fare. Warner Bros.’ freshman The Jennifer Hudson Show got to a respectable start this fall and is currently looking good to be renewed for Season 2 by its core station group, the Fox Stations. The Jennifer Hudson Show isn’t the first … [Read more...] about ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Finds AVOD Streaming Home On The Roku Channel
Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival has unveiled a star-studded In-Conversations program as the second edition gets underway in the port city of Jeddah today. Confirmed guest speakers include Oscar winners Spike Lee and Jackie Chan , Oscar-nominees Andy Garcia and Luca Guadagnino as well as actors Akshay Kumar, Nelly Karim, Ranbir Kapoor, and Hrithik Roshan and actress-director Nadine Labaki . A raft of top directors will also be talking about their careers including Guy Ritchie, Gurinder Chadha, Andrew Dominik, Fatih Akin, Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah, Kaouther Ben Hania, Michel Ocelot, and Gaspar Noé.i “Our schedule of In-Conversations taking place at this year’s Festival brings together some of the leading voices in international, Bollywood and Arab cinema, sharing their journeys to the big screen and the wisdom that they have learned along the way,” said Red Sea Film Festival CEO Mohammed Al Turki. “We are thrilled to be able to further … [Read more...] about Jackie Chan, Spike Lee, Nadine Labaki Head To Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Fest For High-Profile In-Conversation Line-up
Netflix has set January 5 for the Season 2 premiere of Ginny & Georgia , starring Brianne Howey and Antonia Gentry. The streamer also released some first-look photos of the upcoming season, which shed some light on what happens after the Season 1 finale cliffhanger that saw Ginny and her little brother on a motorcycle, leaving town after she discovers that her mom had poisoned her stepfather. The photos (You can launch the gallery above), indicate that Ginny (Gentry) and her brother return home. The expectation was that they fled to Ginny’s father Zion in Boston, which still could be the case as a photo has Zion confronting his ex in the family kitchen. Ginny also is back with her friends at school and shares a moment with her on-again off-again love interest Marcus, while Georgia (Howey) is seen embracing her fiancé Paul . Per Netflix, in Season 2, Ginny must figure out how to live with the knowledge that her mother is a murderer. Burdened with the new … [Read more...] about ‘Ginny & Georgia‘ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Netflix; First-Look Photos Provide Clues To What’s To Come
The Queen is getting crowned at the 2023 Santa Barbara International Film Festival . Angela Bassett will be honored with the Montecito Award at the 38th annual Festival taking place in February and which has become a must stop for Oscar nominees. Bassett, who is hotly buzzed in the Best Supporting Actress race as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will receive the honor on Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at an in-person conversation about her career. “Ms. Bassett has had an illustrious career as an actor, director and producer and in WAKANDA FOREVER reminds us why she’s so greatly revered. She’s regal, fierce and commanding as Queen Ramonda. We bow down.” SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling stated. Bassett is an actress, director, and executive producer known for performances full of dignity in films such as Malcolm X, Boyz ‘N The Hood, Waiting To Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and of course, What’s Love Got To Do With It? for … [Read more...] about Angela Bassett To Receive Montecito Award At 38th Santa Barbara International Film Festival
TMZ/Getty Composite Alicia Keys helped Jay-Z earn his first No. 1 song back in 2009 with "Empire State of Mind” -- an accomplishment she now calls a gift and a curse, because they both fear they can't repeat it. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. Alicia told E! ... she and Jay consider doing new songs together all the time, but immediately grow hesitant when they consider all the damage “Empire State of Mind” did on the charts, and in the culture. Getty Alicia Keys Says Queen Elizabeth Chose 'Empire State Of Mind' for Jubilee Released in 2009, 'Empire' became an instant NYC anthem that transcended worldwide … going 3x platinum, soundtracking numerous campaigns as well as the Yankees’ World Series winning run that year. Alicia released a sequel the next year, which was just her version of 'Empire' without Jay rapping. Jay is no stranger to bowing out gracefully after knocking it outta the park. He and … [Read more...] about Alicia Keys and Jay-Z Fear They Can’t Top ‘Empire State of Mind’
When Michael Eisner was making a ceremonial exit as Disney ’s CEO in 2005 he acknowledged that the intrigues of succession had become “Shakespearean.” Rival corporate factions were vying for power. Some insiders were persuaded that Eisner never would actually depart. Eisner himself heightened the drama by “forgetting” to introduce his announced successor, Bob Iger , at key functions. Iger famously stormed out from one of them. Wall Street, too, was nervous about a transition. Under Eisner’s 20-year reign Disney’s revenues had increased from $1.6 billion to $30 billion and major investors doubted whether Iger or anyone else could successfully govern such a politicized Disney. Veteran employees openly yearned for a return to the peace and focus of old Walt’s tenure. They still do. Now, with Iger assuming the helm a second time , some Disney denizens see similar Shakespearean subplots re-intruding in the script. Their question: Can anyone, even Iger, actually govern … [Read more...] about Peter Bart: Shakespearean Subplots Threaten Bob Iger’s Second Act
David Decker has been promoted to President, Content Sales for Warner Bros. Discovery effective Jan. 2, 2023. The promotion of Decker follows long-time Warner Bros. Content Sales President Jim Wuthrich ’s decision to depart at the end of the year. The appointment was made by Bruce Campbell, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer, Warner Bros. Discovery, to whom Decker will report as he takes on oversight of the division responsible for licensing and distributing all WBD-produced film, television, animation, and digital content to all third-party platforms across North America, as well as direct-to-consumer digital and physical retail sales. Decker is an 18-year vet of Warner Bros, previously serving as EVP, Content Licensing and was responsible for the distribution strategy and licensing of WBD content to third-party platforms and networks, brokering several landmark distribution deals including the The Jennifer Hudson Show to local television stations across the United … [Read more...] about David Decker Upped To Warner Bros Discovery President Content Sales; Studio Vet Jim Wuthrich To Exit After 24 Years
Deadline has confirmed that the NYPD has identified a body found dumped outside a Bronx sheet-metal manufacturing factory Monday as Frank Vallelonga Jr ., a sometime actor most notable for his role in 2018’s Green Book . He was 60. In Best Picture Oscar winner Green Book, Vallelonga Jr. portrayed a relative of Viggo Mortensen’s bouncer character Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga. Vallelonga Jr. was the real-life son of the bouncer portrayed in the film, who also was an actor best known for playing crime boss Carmine Lupertazzi in The Sopranos . (Vallelonga Sr. died in 2013). According to the NYPD, police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious male in front 1243 Oak Point Avenue in the Bronx, early Monday morning. “Upon arrival, police observed an unidentified adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, on the ground at the location.” police said. “The male had no obvious signs of trauma observed. EMS responded to the location and pronounced the male deceased at the scene. The … [Read more...] about Body Dumped In The Bronx Identified As ‘Green Book’ Actor Frank Vallelonga Jr.
Ava DuVernay ’s Array Releasing has partnered with JetBlue on an exclusive in-flight pop-up channel, offering a curated selection of 12 independent features from artists of color and women directors. The films will be accompanied by a special video introduction from DuVernay, debuting across select JetBlue aircraft on December 1. The in-flight partnership is the first for Array, which has acquired and distributed more than 40 independent features since 2011. “Over the years, I’ve experienced transformative moments by watching films while flying. Something about the intimacy of being in the air as stories unfold has always appealed to me,” shared DuVernay. “We launched ARRAY Releasing in 2011 as a way to connect audiences with indie cinema made by underrepresented filmmakers. Our hope is that JetBlue travelers will sit back and enjoy the magic of these films, exploring new visions and new voices while in the majesty of mid-air.” “We are thrilled to take ARRAY … [Read more...] about Ava DuVernay’s Array, JetBlue Partner On In-Flight Pop-Up Channel Spotlighting Indies From Underrepresented Artists