When Ma Rainey's Black Bottom released last year, the absence of Chadwick Boseman during the press run was majorly felt. But it didn't diminish the awe-inspiring magic he managed to cast with his character of the trumpeter Levee Green. It was a role that has won the actor many accolades posthumously and last night, he received his first ever Golden Globe for Best Actor for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom , an award that was accepted by his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, who also shared a moving Golden Globes speech in his memory. Chadwick Boseman died in August last year of colon cancer at the age of 43. While Ma Rainey's Black Bottom was yet to be released, he had finished shooting for the same even as he battled the complications arising from his debilitating cancer, underwent many surgeries as well as chemotherapy. Such was the dedication that Boseman possessed and it has always translated to his characters on-screen. RELATED: 2021 Golden Globes Winners: The … [Read more...] about Chadwick Boseman Wins Golden Globe for Best Actor, Wife Accepts with Emotional Speech
After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's explosive interview, fans have been waiting for Priyanka Chopra's interview with Oprah Winfrey on the talk show Super Soul. The actress is all set to talk about her memoir Unfinished, her Bollywood career and more. A recent report revealed that during the interview, Priyanka recalled how a director had once mistreated her. She said that she felt so uncomfortable that she ended up quitting the film. Chopra told Winfrey, "I was told to have an opinion in a room that disagreed with me. I was always encouraged to have a voice." However, as a new actress, she didn't want to be called a diva, someone who is difficult to work with. She said she regrets not confronting the director, "I was so scared. I was new in the entertainment business and girls are always told that 'you don't want to get a reputation of being hard to work with.' So I worked within the system," she said. While it is unclear which project Priyanka is … [Read more...] about Priyanka Chopra Says She Regrets Not Confronting A Bollywood Director: I Was So Scared.
Need more proof that K-pop is going global? Just take a listen to “Demente,” the charming new single from K-pop idol Chung Ha, which finds the free-spirited singer duetting in Spanish with the Puerto Rican rapper Guaynaa. Taken from Chung Ha’s debut album, Querencia, the track marks the first time a K-pop artist has released a song sung entirely in Spanish. On “Demente,” Chung Ha flexes her language skills and feathery vocals over a breezy, mid-tempo melody and a reggaeton beat. Guaynaa drops in for a rapid-fire verse before the two combine voices on one final loop of the instantly catchy, head-bopping chorus. The perfect soundtrack for a sun-soaked beach day, or a subtle kiss-off anthem before a night out with the girls, “Demente” — loosely translated as “insane” in Spanish — finds Chung Ha lamenting a lost love, while waiting unsuccessfully for him to return. Related Stories Lana Del Rey, Zella Day, and Weyes Blood Deliver 21st Century Laurel Canyon Grandeur to … [Read more...] about Chung Ha Takes K-Pop Global With Breezy Spanish Track, ‘Demente’
EXCLUSIVE: Hot off of winning the WGA Award for original screenplay on Sunday night, Promising Young Woman filmmaker Emerald Fennell is set to write the DC movie Zatanna for Bad Robot and Warner Bros . This deal has been done for a while, I understand. No word yet as to whether Fennell will direct. The character, who is a magician, was created by Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson, making her debut in November 1964’s Hawkman. Like her father Zatara, she has many magical powers, and in that first issue, she’s on a journey to find him. Zatanna has been involved with the Justice League, has had a childhood with Batman and was romantically linked to character John Constantine. The character was played by Serinda Swan for three seasons on the CW’s Smallville. Related Story WGA Awards: 'Promising Young Woman', 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' Take Marquee Film Honors;' 'The Crown', 'Ted Lasso' Top TV -- The Complete List Of Winners Bad Robot is … [Read more...] about ‘Promising Young Woman’ Filmmaker Emerald Fennell To Write DC Feature ‘Zatanna’ For Bad Robot & Warner Bros
Just when it looked like studios were going back to a theatrical window release pattern with today’s news of Regal and Warner Bros’ deal, Disney has smashes that to bits. Disney said Tuesday that it is opening both of its key summer events pics Cruella and Marvel’s Black Widow simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access (which is usually $30 a purchase extra for subscribers) in most Disney+ markets on Friday, May 28 and Friday, July 9, respectively. It also shifted release dates on five other films. Just as the good news was spreading for Los Angeles and New York City’s reopening, the moves are a sign that the No. 1 studio doesn’t have faith in exhibition just yet. Disney tried this recently with Raya and the Last Dragon to lackluster box office results ($23.4M in the first three weekends), and in this morning’s press release is declaring that movie was a “success” for them without backing the claim up with numbers. Cinemark as well as … [Read more...] about Disney Shifts ‘Black Widow’ & ‘Cruella’ To Day & Date Release In Theaters And Disney+, Jarring Summer Box Office