Watch the new trailer for ‘Tiger King 2’ set to debut on Netflix this November

The official trailer for Tiger King 2 has just been released. A synopsis from Netflix reads- “With Joe Exotic behind bars and Carole Baskin closing in on ownership of his disreputable zoo, the Emmy-nominated saga continues its twisted course with “Tiger King 2” as newfound revelations emerge on the motivations, backstories, and secrets of America’s most notorious big cat owners. Old enemies and frenemies, including Jeff Lowe, Tim Stark, Allen Glover, and James Garretson return for another season of murder, mayhem, and madness. Thought you knew the whole story? Just you wait.”

Tiger King 2 will pick right where the original series left off.  Joe Exotic’s ‘Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park’ has closed down and Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in a Texas prison for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot to kill Carole Baskin, an animal rights activist. Exotic, 58, says in the 2 minute clip in a phone call from jail:  “There’s an innocent man in prison. Everybody from the zoo is out there making money, and I’m paying the price for every one of them people. If you give a damn, it’s time to speak up.” Season 2 will also look into Baskin’s own mysterious background involving her former husband, Don Lewis. He vanished in 1997 and was declared legally dead in 2002. Fans have long speculated that the 60-year-old had something to with his demise.

The five-episode Tiger King 2 premieres on Nov. 17.  Watch the new trailer here:

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Chris Evans voices Buzz Lightyear in teaser for Pixar origin story ‘Lightyear’

Disney and Pixar dropped the new teaser for the “Toy Story” prequel “Lightyear,” which focuses on the character of Buzz.  Chris Evans voices the main character in the upcoming film, which tells the story of the hero that inspired the toy.  The teaser follows a young test pilot who eventually becomes the space ranger that “Toy Story” fans know and love today.

Evans posted on Twitter along with the teaser: “I’m covered in goosebumps. And will be every time I watch this trailer. Or hear a Bowie song. Or have any thought whatsoever between now and July cause nothing has ever made me feel more joy and gratitude than knowing I’m a part of this and it’s basically always on my mind
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“Lightyear” is set to be released June 17, 2022. Check out the teaser for the upcoming film – here.

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2021 American Music Awards nominees are announced

On Thursday (Oct. 28), the American Music Awards announced the nominees for all 32 categories for the 2021 awards ceremony. Leading the nominations this year is first-time nominee Olivia Rodrigo, who is nominated in seven categories including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. Following closely behind is The Weeknd with six nominations, followed by Bad Bunny, Doja Cat and Giveon with five each.

New categories this year include Favorite Trending Song, to showcase viral TikTok hits, as well as Favorite Gospel Artist and Favorite Latin Duo/Group. Nominees are chosen by “key fan interactions” through the Billboard charts and take into account streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay. Winners are then chosen solely by the fans through various social media interactions and other AMAs website voting methods.

For the first time this year, fans can vote for the AMAs via TikTok by searching “AMAs” on the app. Voting is now open and fans can vote daily, once per method. Tickets to the awards show are now on sale now at axs.com. The ceremony will take place live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST. The show will also air on ABC.

See the full list of 2021 AMAs nominations – here.

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JoJo announces 2022 Tour Dates

Following the release of her latest EP, Trying Not to Think About It,  JoJo has announced a 45-date tour in 2022.

The first leg of the trek kicks off February 19, 2022, in Edmonton, AB, making stops in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, Detroit, and Chicago, before concluding in Ottawa, Ontario on April 16th.  JoJo will then kick off the second leg of the tour on May 3 in London, England, heading to Scotland, Germany, Italy, and Denmark, before wrapping on May 30 in Stockholm, Sweden.  Said JoJo: “Performing live is one of my favorite parts of being an artist. It felt so right being back onstage for those dates in October, and I can’t wait to do it on a bigger scale in more cities next year!”

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 29 at 10:00 AM local time. For all details, please visit www.iamjojoofficial.com.

JoJo announces 2022 tour

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HBO renews drama series ‘Succession’ for Season 4

HBO has confirmed that the drama series ‘Succession’ has been renewed for Season 4. ‘Succession’ is created by Jesse Armstrong and stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck.

The series follows the wealthy Roy family, led by Logan Roy (Cox), the owner of a media conglomerate. An officially show description reads: “Succession explores themes of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy and his four grown children, Kendall (Strong), Siobhan (Snook), Roman (Culkin) and Connor (Ruck). With each season of Succession, Jesse Armstrong has continued to surpass our wildest expectations, pulling us deeper into the Roy family’s inner sanctum with indelible wit, humanity, and precision.”

News of the renewal follows the show’s Season 3 premiere last week. Armstrong also serves as showrunner and executive produces with Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod and Will Ferrell.

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Documentary on Carole King and James Taylor in production for CNN and HBO Max

A music documentary about the partnership between Carole King and James Taylor is in production, set to air on CNN and HBO Max. The project, titled Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name, will explore the pair’s 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour that took place worldwide.

King and Taylor have been friends for over 50 years and performed together at The Troubadour Club in Los Angels in 1970. They returned to the venue in 2007 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Musicians Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel and Lee Sklar, who worked with King and Taylor, will be interviewed for the documentary.

Frank Marshall is directing and producing the documentary; he said in a statement: “I’ve been listening to and playing their music my whole life, so it’s especially meaningful to me and such an honor to be able to put together (a film about) this special reunion concert by these two extraordinarily gifted friends.”

The documentary will premiere on CNN with streaming rights going to HBO Max.

‘Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name’ Documentary in the Works

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‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast’ coming to Netflix in November

Jonas Brothers Family Roast, a new comedy special featuring pop rock band Jonas Brothers, is coming to Netflix in November. Netflix shared a teaser for the special Monday featuring the Jonas Brothers — siblings Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas.  In a video posted to Twitter captioned “This is gonna be fun.  Don’t miss the Jonas Brothers Family Roast on November 23rd only on  @Netflix!! #roasted @NetflixIsAJoke” the brothers said: “Jonas Brothers Family Roast is a one-of-a-kind comedy special of epic proportions that celebrates the universal truth that no one can get under your skin quite like your own family.”

Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson will host the show, with Pete Davidson, Niall Horan, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, John Legend, Lilly Singh and Jack Whitehall making guest appearances. The new special “celebrates the universal truth that no one can get under your skin quite like your own family.” The show will feature sketches, songs and games as the Jonas Brothers get a roasting.

The Jonas Brothers released their fifth studio album, Happiness Begins, in June 2019; they previously appeared in the NBC special Olympic Dreams during the Tokyo Summer Olympics. The siblings also starred in the Amazon Prime Video documentaries Chasing Happiness and Happiness Continues.

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Conan Gray announces dates for 2022 World Tour of North America, UK, Europe

Ahead of the release of his new single ‘Telepath’ later this week, Conan Gray has announced details of his world tour next year.

Conan writes on Instagram: “GOING ON WORLD TOUR.  bringing @bulow and @lilmallrat. tix go on sale this friday 10/29 at 10AM local for north america, and 9AM BST/10AM CEST for UK and europe. cannot wait to be reunited with y’all again <3”

Check out the full run of dates – here.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, 10/29.

Conan Gray Announces A Run Of International Tour Dates For 2022

Dave Chappelle addresses the ongoing controversy surrounding his Netflix special “The Closer”

Dave Chappelle has addressed the ongoing controversy surrounding his latest Netflix special, The Closer, where the veteran comedian makes several jokes about transgendered people.  Chappelle’s comments have been met with immense criticism; last week members of Netflix’s LGBTQ+ community staged a walkout in protest of Netflix’s decision to stand behind the comedian.

Now Chappelle is speaking out on the controversy, uploading a video of his remarks to Instagram from the end of his standup show in Nashville. Chappelle began by disputing the claim that he declined an invitation to speak with LGBTQ+ staffers at Netflix, saying, “If they had invited me, I would have accepted it. Although I am confused about what we’re speaking about. I said what I said and boy, I heard what you said. My god, how could I not? You said you want a safe working environment at Netflix. Well, it seems like I’m the only one who can’t go to the office anymore.”

Chappelle also said he is willing to meet with the transgender community – “But you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody’s demands. If you want to meet with me, I’d be more than willing to, but I have some conditions. First of all, you can not come if you haven’t watched my special from beginning to end. You must come to a place of my choosing and at a time of my choosing. And thirdly, you must admit that Hannah Gadsby is not funny.” (Gadsby, an Australian comedian, recently spoke out against Netflix and Chappelle.)  Chappelle added that the controversy has impacted the distribution of his upcoming documentary: “Because of this controversy, not a film company, not a movie studio, not a film festival — nobody will touch this film. Thank god for Ted [Sarandos] and Netflix, he’s the only one who hasn’t canceled me yet.”

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‘Dune: Part 2’ officially greenlit, release date set for 2023

In a tweet on Tuesday, Legendary Pictures announced that ‘Dune: Part 2’ has been officially greenlit. Dune: Part 1 opened Friday in theaters and on HBO Max. A logo for ‘Dune: Part 2’ accompanied the tweet, along with the caption: “This is only the beginning. Thank you to those who have experienced @dunemovie so far, and those who are going in the days and weeks ahead. We’re excited to continue the journey!”

Dune: Part 1 adapts the first half of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel. It is the story of Paul Atredies (Timothee Chalamet), heir to the House Atreides empire. The Atreides takeover of spice mining on planet Arrakis leads to an attempted coup by the House Harkonnen. Both Atreides and Harkonnen come up against the Fremen, indigenous people of Arrakis. Paul and his mother, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), meet Fremen Chani (Zendaya) and Stilgar (Javier Bardem) at the end of Dune: Part 1.

Dune: Part 1 opened in the U.S. with $40.1 million dollars; the film was delayed from an October 2020 opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Dune’ Sequel Confirmed For 2023 With Denis Villeneuve, Timothee Chalamet Returning

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