See the trailer for the new film ‘Look Both Ways’ starring Lili Reinhart


Netflix has shared a trailer for the new film Look Both Ways, starring Lili Reinhart. The film also features Danny Ramirez, David Corenswet, Aisha Dee, Andrea Savage, Luke Wilson and Nia Long, and is directed by Wanuri Kahiu.

Look Both Ways follows Natalie (Reinhart), a young woman whose life diverges into two different paths on the night of her college graduation. In one timeline, Natalie becomes pregnant and must navigate motherhood as a young adult in her hometown; and in the other she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her career. An official film synopsis reads:  “In both journeys, Natalie experiences life-changing love, pursues her dream career as an artist, and rediscovers herself.”

Look Both Ways premieres Aug. 17 on Netflix.  You can take a look at the trailer – here.

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Take a look at the official trailer for the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’


HBO has released the official trailer for the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, House of the Dragon.

The new series chronicles a civil war that ripped apart Westeros 150 years before the events in Game of ThronesHouse of the Dragon comes from co-creators and showrunners Ryan Condal (Colony) and Miguel Sapochnik (Finch) and is based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood.

The show stars Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders) as King Viserys Targaryen, Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy (Wanderlust) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Daemon Targaryen.

House of the Dragon premieres Aug. 21.  Take a look at the trailer – here.

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Panic! at the Disco releases the video for their latest single ‘Middle of a Breakup’


Panic! At The Disco is sharing the official music video for their new single “Middle of a Breakup.” The song was produced and written by Brendon Urie alongside Jake Sinclair & Mike Viola.

“Middle of a Breakup” is the follow-up to the band’s “Viva Las Vengeance,” the title track off their upcoming album due out August 19th. “Viva Las Vengeance” scored the band their third No. 1 song on the Billboard Alternative Airplay charts.

Panic! At The Disco will also be on the road for the The Viva Las Vengeance Tour kicking off September 8th in Austin, TX. Special guests include Marina and Jake Wesley Rogers with Beach Bunny joining on select dates in North America. The band is donating $1 from every ticket sold on their upcoming Viva Las Vengeance Tour to their Highest Hopes Foundation. In addition, Live Nation will also be matching the donation, dollar for dollar, from the entire tour.

Take a look at the video for “Middle of a Breakup” – here.

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The Chainsmokers to perform concert at the edge of space in 2024


The Chainsmokers — comprised of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall — will become the first musicians to perform at the edge of space, signing up to be launched into the stratosphere in a pressurized capsule.

Ryan Hartman, CEO of space tourism company World View, shared the news first with The Associated Press, saying that the Chainsmokers are slated to be onboard one of World View’s inaugural flights in 2024. The capsule will be tied to a stratospheric balloon and can hold up to eight passengers. Hartman said that he selected The Chainsmokers because he saw “firsthand and personally how their music reaches a lot of different groups, a lot of different age groups and just how passionate they are about their music and their art.”  World View told AP that at about 20 miles above Earth, The Chainsmokers will perform its set. The entire flight will last somewhere between six to twelve hours.

The Chainsmokers said in a statement:  “We have always dreamed of going to space and are stoked to collaborate with World View to have this adventure and experience. We know the views of both Earth and space are going to be incredible and inspiring and we hope to leverage this flight for creativity on future projects.”

The Chainsmokers performing in near-space balloon flight

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Take a look at the trailer for the new film “She Said” starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan


Universal Pictures shared a trailer for the drama film She Said, featuring Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan.

Kazan and Mulligan play Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, two New York Times journalists who investigated allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct against film producer Harvey Weinstein. Kantor and Twohey’s exposé about Weinstein helped launch the #MeToo movement.

She Said is based on Kantor and Twohey’s book of the same name. Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher, Samantha Morton, Tom Pelphrey and Adam Shapiro also star in the film.

She Said opens in theaters Nov. 18.  Take a look at the trailer – here.

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Mo’Nique lands her first Netflix comedy special after settling racial and gender discrimination lawsuit


Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique announced her first Netflix original comedy special for the streamer. In a video posted to Netflix’s Twitter account and the Strong Black Lead initiative account, Mo’Nique said that she is “so excited to share that I’ll be shooting my first Netflix comedy special.” The special is set to film later this year in Atlanta, with additional details to be announced in the coming months.

News of the comedy special comes after a very public, years-long standoff between Mo’Nique and Netflix. Last month, Mo’Nique (legal name is Monique Hicks) and the streaming service agreed to dismiss the lawsuit she brought against them back in November 2019, claiming racial and gender discrimination. No further details of the settlement were disclosed.

The the 54-year-old also reminded viewers that she will be reuniting with friend and director Lee Daniels for the Netflix film ‘The Deliverance’. She said:  “You won’t wanna miss either of them, so y’all stay tuned. Thank y’all my sweet babies. I love us for real.”  Mo’Nique recently reconnected with Daniels, whom she has been at odds with for nearly 13 years since they worked together in 2009 on the Academy Award-winning film Precious. The comedian claimed she was “blackballed” from Hollywood, naming Daniels as one of the culprits, despite winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for her critically acclaimed performance in Precious as the titular character’s abusive mother, Mary.

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Beyoncé reveals the tracklist for upcoming album ‘Renaissance ‘


Beyoncé shared via her Instagram Stories on Wednesday the tracklist for her new album Renaissance, set to drop on July 29. In addition to the single “Break My Soul,” the 16-song album includes songs called “America Has a Problem,” “Alien Superstar,” “Church Girl,” “Cuff It,” “Thique,” “All Up in Your Mind” and more.

Beyoncé announced Renaissance, her first solo studio album since 2016’s Lemonade, in mid-June. On June 30, Beyoncé revealed the cover art for the album, an image that recalls both John Collier’s Lady Godiva painting and a photograph of Bianca Jagger entering Studio 54 on a white horse for her 30th birthday.

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BTS are appointed World Expo 2023 Busan Ambassadors


BTS has officially been appointed World Expo 2030 Busan ambassadors at a ceremony held at Hybe headquarters in Yongsan, Seoul.

During the appointment ceremony, BTS received the plaques for their official appointment as ambassadors for World Expo 2030 Busan.  To fulfill their responsibilities as ambassadors, BTS will participate in various promotional activities including holding the Global Busan Concert in October in efforts to bring the World Expo 2030 to Busan. Further details about the global concert are forthcoming.

Prime Minister Han Duk-soo said: “I want to express my gratitude to BTS, the beloved global stars who have gladly accepted the ambassadorship for World Expo 2030 Busan. The most essential part to our success would be the support from Korean citizens as well as the global community. We believe that BTS will take the most pivotal role during the process. With the support from BTS and our people, we will be able to achieve our goal.”

The members of BTS recently announced they would pursue solo projects while “remaining active as a group.” Last week saw the first solo release with J-Hope’s Jack in the Box. The album is comprised of ten tracks with “More” and “Arson” acting as the album’s two main tracks.

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‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ crew member shot and killed on set in Brooklyn, New York


NBCUniversal has confirmed that a crew member from the NBC series ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ was shot and killed on the set of the television show Tuesday in New York City.

The New York Police Department said the 31-year-old victim, Johnny Pizarro of Queens, was a contracted employee hired to hold parking spots for movie and television productions which are common in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn where the show is filming. The block was permitted through the city for a shoot for Law & Order: Organized Crime.

The NYPD said a gunman opened Pizarro’s car door and opened fire at approximately 5:15 a.m. EDT. Pizarro was shot multiple times in the face and neck before being transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.  NYPD said they believe the shooting was targeted and are still looking for the suspect, who was described as a man with a thin build wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

NBCUniversal is working with law enforcement as they investigate. NBC and Universal Television said in a statement:  “We were terribly saddened and shocked to hear that one of our crew members was the victim of a crime early this morning and has died as a result. We are working with local law enforcement as they continue to investigate.”

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Take a look at the trailer for Showtime’s reboot of ‘American Gigolo’ starring Jon Bernthal


Showtime has shared a trailer for the new drama series American Gigolo, starring Jon Bernthal. American Gigolo is a reboot of the 1980 film of the same name starring Richard Gere as Julian Kay, a high-end male escort who becomes a suspect in a murder case.

The Showtime series follows Julian (Bernthal) after he is released from prison after serving 15 years for a wrongful conviction. The character must navigate his complicated relationships with his former lover Michelle (Gretchen Mol), his troubled mother, and the people who betrayed him.  An official description reads:  “While Julian struggles to reconcile the escort he was in the past and the man he is today, Detective Sunday (Rosie O’Donnell) seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way.”

The premiere of American Gigolo is September 9 on Showtime. Take a look at the trailer  – here.

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