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Disney+ scores first Emmy Awards for ‘The Mandalorian’

Disney+(LOS ANGELES) — Disney+ took home its first Emmy Awards last night for The Mandalorian.  The streaming platform was awarded five accolades during the third night of the virtual Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series…read more »

Gigi Hadid’s father pens sweet letter for first grandchild

Jason Mendez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Gigi Hadid’s father, Mohamed Hadid, has some sweet words for his first grandchild — and he (briefly) shared them with the world. In a since-deleted post from Wednesday, Mohamed took to Instagram to share a handwritten poem dedicated to his “little grandchild” titled “Grandpa’s heart.”  “Hello little grandchild, it is…read more »

Chrissy Teigen reveals she’s on strict bed rest due to “difficult pregnancy”

Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Chrissy Teigen is paying the price for not following the doctor’s orders of mandatory bed rest.  The Cravings author revealed Wednesday that she is now confined to her bed for the next week — which she says “it’s kind of crappier than it sounds.” Teigen, who confirmed her third pregnancy alongside husband…read more »

‘Tenet’ star John David Washington shares “great lessons” learned while working with “heroes” Chris Nolan and Spike Lee

Melinda Sue Gordon(NEW YORK) — John David Washington says he felt like a student in a master class when working with director Christopher Nolan on his latest project Tenet. In fact, Washington says he learned some invaluable lessons from both Nolan and his Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee during his time working with them. “They say never meet your heroes,…read more »

Chris Rock defends Jimmy Fallon amid blackface scandal: “He didn’t mean anything”

Douglas Gorenstein/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Image(NEW YORK) — Jimmy Fallon landed himself in hot water after a 20-year-old clip of him impersonating Chris Rock resurfaced online.  While critics have slammed the video for being an offensive example of blackface, the person Fallon was pretending to be has come to the night show host’s defense in a…read more »

Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Jim Carrey will portray Joe Biden in the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live.  In an interview with Vulture, SNL creator Lorne Michaels revealed that the Bruce Almighty star has been tapped to play the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Michaels explains that there was interest on Carrey’s part in taking the role, the actor having multiple conversations with Michaels and Saturday Night Live writer Colin Jost about…read more »

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn star in ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’ trailer

Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — Netflix has released a teaser for The Christmas Chronicles 2, which sees real-life couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn reprising their roles as Santa and Mrs. Claus. “We’re about to show you something you’ve never seen before,” Hawn narrates in the 30-second clip as a vintage book titled The Christmas Chronicles opens to reveal a snow-covered, enchanted Christmas scene with a massive tree in the town…read more »

Laverne Cox, Sterling K. Brown, Morgan Freeman and more scheduled to appear on Sunday’s Emmys

Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — The Emmys are bringing in some major star power this Sunday. ABC and the Television Academy announced on Wednesday that Laverne Cox, Sterling K. Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Morgan Freeman are among the latest stars scheduled to appear and/or present at this Sunday’s Emmy Awards.   Other talent include: Jason Bateman, Sesame Street’s Count von Count, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, DJ D-Nice, Randall Park, RuPaul, Patrick…read more »

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