TMZ.com Metro Boomin 's new album "HEROES & VILLAINS" could very well nab the number one spot next week, and the producer's already reaping rewards -- throwing a celeb-packed album release party with Spotify's RapCaviar imprint. Metro took time out to dap up his supporters all evening ... including two of his biggest "HEROES & VILLAINS" collaborators The Weeknd -- fresh off receiving his 4th Diamond RIAA plaque -- and A$AP Rocky . Metro's producer yang Southside , XO's Wassim Slaiby and Amir Esmailian , RC's Carl Chery and fellow rap stars NAV , Polo G and G Herbo rounded out the crowd of Metro Boomers. Waiting for your permission to load Spotify album. The celebration speaks to the quality of the product Metro just put out after a 4-year hiatus ... and he recently gave fans "some more" as his famous tagline says ... dropping off the instrumentals to his latest batch of beats for the audiophiles. According to … [Read more...] about Metro Boomin Parties with The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky for ‘Heroes & Villains’
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The Pat Bev Podcast with Rone / Barstool Sports Santa Claus won't be visiting Patrick Beverley 's home this year ... and it's not 'cause his kids have been naughty -- it's because the Lakers guard straight-up told them Kris Kringle isn't real!!! The 34-year-old explained the wild decision to squash his kids' Christmas dreams on Barstool Sports' "Pat Bev Podcast" this week ... saying it's not about lacking holiday spirit, but more about getting credit for putting presents under the tree. Beverley says he LOVES giving out gifts to his family members ... but every year, he makes it clear there ain't a jolly, fat man coming down the chimney. Getty "Them presents y'all getting ain't from Santa, that s***'s from me," Pat said. The hooper says he even told the kids he's the one devouring the cookies laid out on Christmas Eve ... and gives his dietary preferences by asking for a soda instead of milk. "That's me eating that s***, I just wanted … [Read more...] about Patrick Beverley Told His Kids Santa’s Not Real, Those Presents Are From Me!
Getty The Judge has made his ruling ... and it's GREAT news for Yankees fans. Aaron Judge is re-signing with New York -- and, according to multiple reports, he's getting paid handsomely to do so ... agreeing to a 9-year, $360 MILLION contract. The Yankees had been competing with the San Francisco Giants for the outfielder's services ... and for a brief period on Tuesday, they had appeared to lose the battle. But, after seven great seasons in NY, Judge is clearly now looking to finish his career in the Bronx. Getty The 30-year-old reigning AL MVP is coming off the best year of his life ... hitting a staggering 62 home runs (the new AL record) while logging 131 RBI and a .311 batting average. Judge in '22 also led the league in runs scored (133), walks (111), and slugging percentage (.686). The huge season seemingly helped him get a wild pay bump too ... considering he reportedly turned down a $200-plus million contract from the … [Read more...] about Aaron Judge Re-Signing With Yankees, 9-Year, $360 Million Deal
After working on multiple Toy Story films and shorts, director Angus MacLane began to wonder about the inspiration for the character of Buzz Lightyear . Since Buzz, the toy, is based on Andy’s favorite movie, why not make that movie? Lightyear tells the story of Buzz Lightyear, the space ranger, as he spends years trying to return home after being marooned on an unknown planet. When he finally figures it out, he encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg. The challenge for MacLane was to create a film that an existing character would be based on, without telling the same story. DEADLINE: When you’re making this film, how do you take Buzz Lightyear, the character from the film Lightyear , and differentiate him from Buzz Lightyear, the toy? ANGUS MACLANE : Well, Buzz has a different story function in Toy Story than he does in Lightyear , in the sense that as a side character, he’s allowed to be the sidekick. He’s much more the comic relief and … [Read more...] about ‘Lightyear’ Director Angus MacLane On Using An “Echo” Of ‘Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear As Inspiration
For Avatar: The Way of Water filmmaker James Cameron , making a sequel to the world’s highest-grossing movie ever was “not a no-brainer” with the original 2009 movie providing “a lot to live up to.” Cameron was speaking to press ahead of Tuesday night’s world premiere of The Way of Water here in London, where the movie was enthusiastically received. Said Cameron, “It seems obvious to everyone, ‘Oh, you just made a bunch of money, go do a sequel.’ Well, Steven Spielberg didn’t do a sequel to ET , the highest grossing film in its time. It’s not a no-brainer, do you want to call down the same lightning strike in the same spot? It’s a lot to live up to.” His “amazing” cast and the “amazing family of artists and troupe players and all the other actors… was a big incentive” to come back and “do it all again.” It’s important, Cameron mused, for a sequel “to honor what the audience loved in the experience the first time, but also to get them off balance and do … [Read more...] about James Cameron Says Making ‘Avatar’ Sequel Was “Not A No-Brainer, It’s A Lot To Live Up To”
EXCLUSIVE : Firelight Media has today named its latest cohort of Fellows for its flagship mentoring program, the Firelight Documentary Lab, which is now in its thirteenth year. The participants and projects set for the 18-month program, taking place from 2022-2024, are Neelu Bhuman ( Chiragu (Wing) ), D.A. Bullock ( Mister Backlash ), Silvia Castaños & Estefania Contreras ( Hummingbirds ), Naveen Chaubal ( Pinball ), Paulina Davis ( The Co-op: The Kids of Dorie Miller ), Athena Jones ( Sisters’ Keepers ), Logan Rozos ( What Will I Become? ), Juliana Schatz Preston ( Providencia ), Jiayan “Jenny” Shi ( Untitled Scientist Project ), Tsanavi Spoonhunter ( Holder of the Sky ), Lendl Tellington ( …that’s why He made momma ), Reveca Torres ( Untitled (Art and Disability Culture) ) and Raven Two Feathers ( Indigenous Genders ). This year’s set of Documentary Lab projects include stories of transgender and nonbinary protagonists in search of … [Read more...] about Firelight Media Sets Documentary Lab Fellows For 2022-2024