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Madonna To Direct Ballerina Michaela DePrince Biopic “Taking Flight”

Madonna is set to direct the new Michaela DePrince biopic ‘Taking Flight’. The 59-year-old superstar is teaming with MGM Studios for the upcoming biopic, which has reportedly been in development since 2015. The movie will be based on the 23-year-old ballerina’s memoir ‘Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina,’ which follows DePrince’s life as an orphan and her journey to being a world-renowned dancer. Madonna said: “Michaela’s journey resonated with me deeply as both an artist and an activist who understands adversity. We have a unique opportunity to shed light on Sierra Leone and let Michaela be the voice for all the orphaned children she grew up beside. I am honor to bring her story to life.” MGM production president Jonathan Glickman said: “We could not be more thrilled that Madonna will bring this remarkable story to the big screen. “ ...Read more

Movie Trailer For “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Returns Fans To Hogwarts

The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second in the series, was released on Tuesday, March 13.  The trailer begins at Hogwarts, featuring a young Albus Dumbledore — played by Jude Law.   The video also provides a glimpse of Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange and Johnny Depp as Gallert Grindelwald.  The Fantastic Beasts series is a sequel to Harry Potter and stars Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol. The first of the series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters in 2016. See the trailer in the link below! ...Read more

Actress Heather Locklear Facing Four Counts Of Battery And Banned From Owning Firearms

Heather Locklear has been charged with several counts of battery against first responders who answered a domestic violence call at her Southern California home. The 56-year-old actress was charged with four misdemeanor counts of battery on an officer or emergency personnel, and one misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing an officer. According to the charges, Locklear kicked, pushed and shouted at deputies who were answering a report that she had been violent with her boyfriend Feb. 26. No domestic violence charges have been filed. Locklear’s representatives did not immediately reply to requests for comment. Locklear is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Ventura County Superior Court. ...Read more

ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Revival Debuts With 10.3 Million Viewers

ABC’s revival of “American Idol” was the top show on Sunday night, according to Nielsen overnight data. “American Idol” drew a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49 ad 10.3 million viewers.  However compared to the final Fox season premiere of “American Idol” in 2016, which drew a 3.0 rating and 10.96 million viewers, the ABC premiere was down approximately 23% from the last Fox season. Idol also helped ABC deliver its most-watched Sunday night in over five years.  ...Read more

Taylor Swift Debuts Music Video For ‘Delicate’

Taylor Swift won female artist of the year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, and although she wasn’t there to accept in person she did have a surprise for the audience. In a pre-taped video which explained why she couldn’t attend the awards ceremony, Swift said “Hey guys, I just wanted to say thank you so much for this award, but in my absence and to show my gratitude, I really wanted to show you my brand new video for my new single, ‘Delicate. Delicate is Swift’s fourth single from her latest album, Reputation.  Check out the new video in the article linked below. ...Read more

Nun Battling Katy Perry Over Convent Sale Dies In Court

A nun involved in a legal battle over Katy Perry’s bid to buy a Los Angeles convent collapsed and died during a Friday court appearance. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, of the Sisters of the Most Holy And Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was 89. Holzman was among the nuns fighting for the ability to sell their former hilltop convent in Los Feliz to local businesswoman Dana Hollister, in direct opposition to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ wish to sell the property to superstar Katy Perry. Hollister had plans to turn the convent into a hotel, while Perry reportedly wanted to live there. A judge sided with the archdiocese and Perry, and invalidated the sale to Hollister, back in 2016. In November of last year, a jury found that Hollister had intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry and a judge ordered her to pay millions to the archdiocese and the singer. Just hours before she died, Holzman gave an interview with Sister Rita Callanan, appealing to the Vatican to give them control over their convent. They also implored Perry to “please stop” pursuing the purchase of the property. ...Read more

‘Black Panther’ Reaches $1 Billion Globally

Disney’s Black Panther has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The studio said Saturday, March 10 that the milestone is based on Disney’s estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the 26th day of release for the blockbuster. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Black Panther is the fifth film in its Marvel universe to reach the milestone. The others are The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War. To date, the film has made $521 million domestically, becoming the No. 2 superhero release of all time, surpassing The Dark Knight. ...Read more

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Stars Jessica Capshaw And Sarah Drew To Exit Show

Two of fictional Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital’s longest-serving doctors are leaving the hit ABC show “Grey’s Anatomy.”  Stars Jessica Capshaw, who plays Dr. Arizona Robbins, and Sarah Drew, known as Dr. April Kepner, are leaving the medical drama in a major casting shake-up. Reports are that producers made the decision despite the fact that ABC hasn’t renewed the show yet for a fifteenth season. Drew got emotional in a statement on Twitter that suggested the news took her by surprise. Capshaw, too, expressed her sadness at saying goodbye to her character.  Drew has been playing April for nine seasons, while Capshaw has been on the show for ten. Creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes admitted she’ll have trouble writing off the characters, but praised Capshaw and Drew for bringing their roles to life. ...Read more

“Suits” Spinoff Starring Gina Torres Receives Series Pickup

The TV show Suits is expanding, as the spin-off starring Gina Torres has received a series pickup at USA Network. The currently untitled series, which will be introduced in Suits‘ season 7 finale, will follow lawyer Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she “adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics,” according to the press release announcing the news. “It was an extraordinary pleasure working with Gina on Suits for six years. Beyond her undeniable talent, she is an incredible partner and collaborator, and I always hoped we would work together again,” said Suits creator Aaron Korsh, who will executive produce and write the spin-off alongside EP and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Torres starred on the long-running legal drama as the managing partner of New York law firm Pearson Specter Litt until the season 6 midseason finale when Jessica moved to Chicago, and Torres left the series.  Suits returns March 28 at 9 p.m. on USA Network. ...Read more

Chrissy Teigen And Husband John Legend Mourn Death Of Beloved Dog Puddy

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s dog Puddy has died. Teigen revealed the heartbreaking news on Instagram on Wednesday, March 7, sharing multiple photos of herself with her pup. “Today our baby, Puddy, has gone on to the pup heavens. John and I got Puddy in our first year of dating” she revealed. “10 years ago, on May 30th, I found the dog that would be there for us through every up, down, new house, new city, new tour, new travel. He welcomed new pups and loved on new babies and new bellies. He was there for everything.”  Puddy underwent emergency treatment for heart failure in November 2017 and Teigen told her fans back then that his health was still not fully stable. “…He does have a tumor on his heart and he’s basically a 70 year old man beast but I am so happy to have him home right now.”  Teigen and Legend are currently expecting their second child, a boy.  They also have three other dogs: Pippa, Penny and their newest addition, Pablo, who they adopted in October. ...Read more