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Netflix releases the "franchise trailer" for "Jessica Jones'" sophomore season: "I'll start at the beginning"
Myles Aronowitz/Netflix (LOS ANGELES) -- In anticipation of the highly-awaited second season of its acclaimed Marvel series, Netflix on Tuesday released the franchise trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Kicking off with a scene in an anger management group session, the new trailer is meant to catch up fans with events of season one by flashing back to the events that helped shape Krysten Ritter's hard-drinking, hard-hitting, reluctant super hero. "I'll start at the beginning. My whole family was killed in a car accident," Jones tells the other patients. "Someone did horrific experiments on me. I was abducted, raped and forced...
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Honoring a king: Lupita Nyong'o salutes Chadwick Boseman's "Rolling Stone" cover
Marvel Studios (LOS ANGELES) -- Lupita Nyong'o is honoring her Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman's Rolling Stone cover with her own spot-on recreation of it. In an Instagram post on Monday, Nyong'o posted an image that showed Chadwick's photo side-by-side with her own. In the photo, just like Chadwick, Lupita is also bare-chested and wearing a fur-lined jacket. “Imitation is the best form of flattery: @chadwickboseman I admire your quiet, confident, regal nature. You brought the wealth of all your knowledge, wisdom and physicality to T’Challa,” she wrote, captioning the photo. Nyong'o continued, "You led us into the land of...
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"The Force of Sound" is an aural history of a galaxy far, far away
Disney (LOS ANGELES) -- A new ABC News documentary takes a closer look at -- or, rather, a closer listen to -- the Star Wars galaxy. The film, The Force of Sound, is an aural history -- that's "a-u-r-a-l" -- of the team at Skywalker Sound, whose ingenuity helps bring to life George Lucas' galaxy far, far away...in many cases, by recording sounds in our real world. "Good sound helps add richness and believability to the images you are seeing and do a lot to convince your brain that what you are seeing is real,” John Knoll, the writer of ...
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"This Is ... Live" - "Black Panther" and "This Is Us" Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown to host "SNL"
CBS/Trae Patton (NEW YORK) -- Emmy winning This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown, who can be seen in theaters in the blockbuster Black Panther, will host Saturday Night Live. The NBC sketch show announced Brown will take the stage March 10, with singer James Bay, the latter making his debut as the show's musical guest. Brown has been on quite the run; his recent second Emmy win came after winning a mantle full of others -- including his first Emmy -- for his work in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story in 2016. Copyright © 2018,...
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George and Amal Clooney donate a half million to gun control event
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Following last Wednesday’s shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students dead, George and Amal Clooney have announced they will donate $500,000 to the survivors' planned March for Our Lives anti-gun demonstration. Students from the school plan to march in Washington D.C. to lobby lawmakers on gun control legislation. Attendees at the event, which was announced almost immediately after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will now include the celebrity couple and their twins Ella and Alexander. In a statement, Clooney said, "Amal and I are so inspired by...
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"Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman discusses the importance of Black History Month
Marvel Studios (NEW YORK) -- Chadwick Boseman is making history with his latest film, Black Panther, the biggest-ever superhero motion picture where the central character is black. Taking it in stride, Boseman is also reflecting on the significance of Black History Month, and how more needs to be done for the annual observance. "Black History Month is extremely important because we actually do need to make people focus on black history at a particular time because it's not done in our education system," Boseman tells ABC Radio exclusively. "It's not done even sometimes in our churches. It's not done enough."...
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"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" scores big at BAFTAs; Gary Oldman hailed again for "Darkest Hour"
Photo by Merrick Morton. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved (LONDON) -- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri bagged five trophies at Sunday's 71st British Academy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTAs. In addition to best film and best British film nods, the film’s stars, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, won best actress and best supporting actor, respectively, while Martin McDonagh won for best original screenplay. The Shape of Water took home three awards, including best director honors for Guillermo Del Toro. As the Oscar spotlight begins to focus on him following a string of wins...
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Is Jennifer Lawrence taking a "year off" from acting to focus on politics?
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be planning to put her acting career on hold to concentrate on political activism, depending on whom you believe. During a recent roundtable for her upcoming film Red Sparrow, the 27-year-old Oscar-winning actress told Entertainment Tonight that she's "taking the next year off" to join with the non-profit organization Represent.Us in an effort to "get young people engaged politically on a local level." "It doesn't have anything to do with partisan [politics]," says Lawrence, explaining, "It's just anti-corruption and stuff trying to pass state by state laws that can...
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"The Bachelor" recap: Meet the parents
ABC/Lou Rocco (LOS ANGELES) -- Week eight of The Bachelor showcased Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s trips to meet the families of the four remaining women -- Tia, Lauren, Becca K. and Kendall -- during the hometown dates portion of the show. With Krystal long gone, and a week after Becca M. got shockingly sacked, Arie’s new challenge was facing down the families, all of whom were suspicious of him. First off was a day with Kendall, who showed Arie her taxidermy storage unit. Afterward, Arie said, “I’ve never dated anyone like her. She really just keeps things interesting.” Then she made...
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"Black Panther" roars; scores fifth-largest debut of all time with $201.8 million weekend
Marvel Studios It was a record-breaking opening for Marvel's Black Panther, which far exceeded expectations, raking in an estimated $201.8 million from Friday-Sunday, becoming just the fifth film ever to break the $200 million threshold in its first three days of release. That number is expected to swell to $235 million factoring in the President's Day totals, making it the third-highest four-day gross in history, right behind 2015's Jurassic World. Black Panther also scored the best February opening of all time, the best President's Day weekend opening, the best-ever non-sequel superhero debut, and the fifth-largest opening of all time. Internationally,...
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Balancing tragedy with comedy in Netflix’s "Irreplaceable You"
Netflix/Linda Kallerus (LOS ANGELES) -- Netflix’s Irreplaceable You promises to make you both laugh and cry...maybe at the same time. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw -- from Black Mirror's Emmy-winning episode "San Junipero" -- and Michiel Huisman, who plays Daenerys' lover Daario in Game of Thrones. They play a newly engaged couple faced with an uncertain future after a devastating cancer diagnosis, but they handle the tragic situation with humor. That's what Mbatha-Raw said drew her to the role. “It's like a tightrope 'cause I'm laughing one minute and crying the next and this is a really tricky tone to...
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Chris Rock confesses his infidelity and being a "bad husband" in his Netflix special, "Tamborine"
Netflix/Kirill Bichutsky (LOS ANGELES) -- Chris Rock is holding nothing back in his new Netflix special Chris Rock: Tamborine -- and that includes the ugly end to his 19-year marriage to Malaak Compton.In his special, which debuted on Valentine’s Day, Rock opens up about his bad behavior during his marriage and admits he was “not a good husband."“It’s f***** up. When guys cheat, it’s like we want something new,” Rock says. “But then you know what happens? Your woman finds out, and now she’s new. She is never the same again. So now you have new, but you have a...
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