Author: Cynthia Patrick

Beyoncé will be the voice of Nala in The Lion King

Beyoncé will be the voice of Nala in the live-action remake of The Lion King, Variety informs. Though the deal is not yet sealed, the music diva is director Jon Favreau’s favorite to voice the lioness. According to sources speaking to Variety, movie director Jon Favreau and his crew is decided to have Beyoncé voice Simba’s mate, Nala, on the remake of The Lion King. And even though the studios have not confirmed that this was a sealed deal, the same sources claim Favreau will do all that is in his power to accommodate Beyoncé’s busy schedule.    ...

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Tyra Banks to host America’s Got Talent

Supermodel Tyra Banks is getting ready to host the show America’s Got Talent, now to its 12th season. NBC made the announcement weeks after former show host Nick Cannon shared he was quitting. Back in February, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon took to Instagram to inform his audience that he was quitting the show. The reason? He mentions threats of contract termination after he made some jokes on Stand Up, Don’t Shoot, a stand-up comedy routine he performed at the Ebony Repertory Theatre in South Central Los Angeles. The show airs on Showtime. According to the comedian, some...

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Rise starring Anton Yelchin to become feature-length movie

Rise, a short sci fi movie directed by David Karlak starring the late Anton Yelchin, is to become a feature-length movie.     Producers Brian Oliver and Johnny Lin have obtained the rights for Rise through Warner Bros. and are planning to fully finance the film. Oliver is a 20-year veteran film exec, who received nominations Academy Award and BAFTA. His career includes famous productions such as Black Swan, The Ides of March, The Woman in Black, A Walk Among Tombstones and, more recently, Hacksaw Ridge and American Made. Lin is the CEO of Filmula Entertainment and the executive...

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Theater cancels Beauty and the Beast due to LGBTQ character

With the premiere of Beauty and the Beast approaching, here is one aspect that made a theater in the United Sates cancel its screening: the live-action will feature an intriguing character depicted as LGBTQ. But a theater in Alabama cancelled the screening because of this character.     A drive-in theater in Alabama, the Henagar Drive-In Theatre in DeKalb County, has cancelled the screening of the newest retelling of the fantasy Beauty and the Beast, due to the existence of a character who was described openly as gay. The news was first reported by Variety. “It is with great...

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Oscars 2017 – here are the big winners of the night

Last night took place the 89th edition of the Academy Awards. Not without a mix-up, the best movies, actors and actresses were presented. Here are the big winners of the Oscars 2017 : Actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were to announce the winner of Best Picture. They were a couple onstage again, 50 years later, in celebration of the Bonnie and Clyde, which premiered in 1967. Beatty and Dunaway mistakenly announced that the winner was La La Land, but the corrected themselves and introduced Moonlight as the true winner. Moonlight tells the story of a teenage boy who...

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