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Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ postponed until the fall due to COVID-19

Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ postponed until the fall due to COVID-19

Universal Pictures (LOS ANGELES) — Jordan Peele’s remake of the 1992 horror classic Candyman has joined the long list of films whose releases are being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering theaters. Variety reports the release was pushed back from June 12th to September 25th.  Directed by Nia DaCosta, the film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett from Misfits. The new film has…Read more »

Need an at-home workout? Get your heart racing with Sunday’s episode of Homeland

Need an at-home workout? Get your heart racing with Sunday’s episode of Homeland

Showtime(NEW YORK) — Now in its eighth and final season, Showtime’s Homeland is as intense as ever: There’s growing tension between Pakistan and the U.S. as Claire Danes’ CIA operative Carrie Mathison tries to find the real culprit behind the deaths of two world leaders. True Blood star Sam Trammell stars on Homeland this season as the hawkish, inexperienced President…Read more »

‘Reading Rainbow”s LeVar Burton will read adult and children’s stories aloud on Twitter Livestream

‘Reading Rainbow”s LeVar Burton will read adult and children’s stories aloud on Twitter Livestream

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — LeVar Burton will stream his LeVar Burton Reads podcast on Twitter, reading adult and children’s stories for families self-quarantining at home.  The first book he’ll read is Neil Gaiman’s 1989 short story We Can Get Them for You Wholesale, which Burton describes as Gaiman’s “best” [work].  Burton, who starred in The Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation, will host three weekly livestreams, doing…Read more »

Will Smith launches ‘Will from Home’ on Snapchat

Will Smith launches ‘Will from Home’ on Snapchat

Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Continuing his newfound dominance of social media, and hoping to inspire and entertain his followers during the COVID-19 lockdown, Will Smith has launched Will from Home on Snapchat. The 12-episode series will feature him, his family, and friends — famous and not so — discussing what they’re doing while in isolation.  Snap head…Read more »

Jennifer Aniston & Kimmel surprise COVID-19 positive nurse with $10K from PostMates

Jennifer Aniston & Kimmel surprise COVID-19 positive nurse with $10K from PostMates

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — On another installment of his ABC show-from-home Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel — along with his famous friend Jennifer Aniston — surprised a young nurse who is quarantined after contracting COVID-19.  Kimmel got to know Kimball Fairbanks, a cardiovascular nurse from St. George, Utah, and has been following her condition since she’s tested positive. While she’s furloughed from work and…Read more »

“Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers dead at 81

“Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers dead at 81

Bill Withers performing in 1972; Michael Putland/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Bill Withers, whose soulful hits such as “Lean on Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” earned him induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died of heart complications, his family said in a statement reported by Rolling Stone. He was 81. Born in…Read more »

Taraji P. Henson breaks down her “funny” and “fast-paced” Netflix action comedy ‘Coffee & Kareem’

Taraji P. Henson breaks down her “funny” and “fast-paced” Netflix action comedy ‘Coffee & Kareem’

Netflix/Justina Mintz(NEW YORK) — Taraji P. Henson has teamed up with funnyman Ed Helms for Netflix’s new action-comedy Coffee & Kareem. In the feature, Henson plays the mother of Kareem, a mischievous twelve-year-old who hires a criminal to scare his mom’s new boyfriend, Officer James Coffee, played by Helms. Henson tells ABC Audio that the film is really “based…Read more »

Adam Sandler reveals his “Quarantine Song” on ‘The Tonight Show’

Adam Sandler reveals his “Quarantine Song” on ‘The Tonight Show’

NBC(LOS ANGELES) — (NOTE LANGUAGE) On Thursday night’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler videoed in to Jimmy’s remote show to catch up, and debut his “Quarantine Song.” Wearing sunglasses to hide the fact he was reading the lyrics, Sandler brought some levity to the COVID-19 situation, while praising those who are fighting the disease while the rest…Read more »

‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic sees Brad Pitt or David Spade playing him

‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic sees Brad Pitt or David Spade playing him

Netflix(TEXAS) — Joe Exotic, the central figure in Netflix’s true-crime documentary, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, has a couple of actors in mind who could play him should his story be adapted for the big screen. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, one of the series’ directors, Rebecca Chaiklin, reveals Exotic — aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage — who is currently serving…Read more »

Jane Fonda joins TikTok and revives the Jane Fonda Workout to save the planet

Jane Fonda joins TikTok and revives the Jane Fonda Workout to save the planet

ABC/Randy Sager(LOS ANGELES) — Jane Fonda is bringing back the 80s.  The actress, who ignited a side-career in aerobics with her popular Jane Fonda Workout Method, is bringing her famous moves to TikTok in order to keep fans on their feet during quarantine.  The Grace & Frankie star rolled out her yoga mat to make the big announcement on Thursday.  “Hello TikTok,…Read more »