Broadway's Reneé Rapp makes TV debut
Reneé Rapp, former star in Broadway’s “Mean Girls” as Regina George, makes her TV debut in Mindy Kaling's new series “The Sex Lives of College Girls” on HBO Max. Rapp gets emotional when she thinks about how Tina Fey and Kaling have each given her big opportunities with little to no professional experience. (Dec. 2)news.yahoo.com
Jack Dorsey leaves mixed legacy as CEO of Twitter
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has stepped down as CEO of the social media platform. He leaves a mixed legacy of reshaping social and political discourse, while also providing a vehicle for bad actors to spread misinformation. (November 30)news.yahoo.com
Organized “smash and grab” thefts increase nationwide
An alarming trend of “smash and grab” thefts, where organized groups ambush stores and steal merchandise in large quantities, is on the rise in cities nationwide. Stores in California are being hit especially hard. Lilia Luciano has more.news.yahoo.com
U.S. restricts travel from several African countries to slow spread of new COVID variant
Health officials are working to learn more about the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. Michael George speaks with CBS News chief medical morrespondent Dr. Jon Lapook about what is known and what can be expected.news.yahoo.com
From 2002: A Stephen Sondheim retrospective
Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim died on Friday, Nov. 26, at the age of 91. In this "Sunday Morning" report that originally aired July 14, 2002, correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Sondheim, and with actors Lynn Redgrave, Christine Baranski and Brian Stokes Mitchell, about the Kennedy Center's "Sondheim Celebration," a retrospective of seven of his musicals, presented side-by-side.news.yahoo.com
Biden doubles US global donation of COVID vaccine
President Joe Biden says the U.S. is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world. The purchase of another 500 million shots brings the total U.S. vaccination commitment to more than 1.1 billion doses through 2022. (Sept. 22)news.yahoo.com
Hong Kong film directors speak out as mainland-style censorship strikes
Once renowned for world-class cinema, Hong Kong's film industry was already struggling before the latest hurdle -- Chinese mainland-style censorship as authorities take their purge of dissent into the cultural sphere.news.yahoo.com
Meg Oliver pens personal essay on challenges of remote learning during pandemic
CBS News’ Meg Oliver pens a personal essay on the challenges her own family faced during the pandemic and online schooling. She discusses the isolation and heavy toll on her kids from being out of school and away from friends. As students enter this new school year, she shares renewed hope and optimism that comes with finding a piece of normalcy.news.yahoo.com
After seeing a film on the big screen for the first time since before the pandemic, I'm convinced movie-watching in a theater will always beat streaming at home
I saw "Shang-Chi" at Alamo Drafthouse and it was thrilling, proving that pandemic-era online debuts like "Black Widow" can't live up to the theater.news.yahoo.com
David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash on "Déjà vu"
Half a century ago, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released one of the greatest albums of the rock era, "Déjà vu." The record would sell eight million copies, but the band, and the friendships, did not endure. "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason talks with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash about their shared history and the timeless music they produced, as "Déjà vu" gets a delayed 50th-anniversary expanded release. (This story was originally broadcast on May 23, 2021.)news.yahoo.com
With ‘Black Widow’ ticketbuying suddenly drying up, growing questions for Disney’s Marvel about what did it in
If Marvel fans are tiring of the franchise, it would imperil the most lucrative movie universe of all time at precisely the post-pandemic moment movie theaters need it most and throw Marvel’s larger financial future into question along with it.washingtonpost.com
Celebrating Geek Pride Day with Trivia Nation | River City Live
<b>Geek Pride Day</b> is an initiative to promote <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek">geek</a> culture, celebrated annually on May 25. John Crawford of Trivia Nation joined us today with more trivia questions, this time focusing on “all things GEEK!”
Marvel's 'Falcon' promises action, explores race, patriotism
(Disney Plus via AP)NEW YORK – When Steve Rogers handed Sam Wilson his Captain America shield at the end of Marvel's massive 2019 event “Avengers: Endgame,” Wilson tried it on for a beat. That reluctance and skepticism is front-and-center as Wilson's story continues in “The Falcon and the Winter Solder,” a new six-episode Disney+ series that promises an exploration of patriotism and race alongside its shootouts and soaring chase scenes. While “Endgame" appeared to promise a quick transition for Anthony Mackie's Falcon to take up the Captain America mantle, as he has in the comics, the creator of “Falcon” promises only complications. AdSo will there be a Black Captain America by the time the final credits roll in April? Agent, a sometime antagonist to Captain America who twists American patriotism to darker ends.
Springfield boutique cashing in on Bernie Sanders meme fun
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ever since Senator Bernie Sanders was spotted all bundled up in over-sized mittens at last week’s presidential Inauguration, he’s been getting around. From visiting with Marvel’s Deadpool......to hanging with the cast of The Bachelor,The new arrival is causing quite a stir. He recalls the moment he saw Sanders in that now-iconic pose, following an interesting election process. “He has the total energy I think we all had at that point,” Kelley said. “The side effect of that is they’re visiting the restaurants, they’re getting to-go lunches, and they’re visiting our other neighbors, which is really exciting.”The boutique does much more than sell Sanders merchandise.
Disney unveils plans to stream a galaxy of new series, films
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co.’s streaming plans shifted into hyper speed Thursday, as the studio unveiled a galaxy’s worth of new streaming offerings including plans for 10 “Star Wars” series spinoffs and 10 Marvel series that will debut on Disney+. But Disney also kept its biggest films — including Marvel's “Black Widow," Pixar's “Luca,” a “Lion King” prequel — on course for theatrical release. Jenkins becomes the first woman to direct a “Star Wars” film. Among the “Star Wars” series are two spinoffs of “The Mandalorian,” set during the series' timeline: “Rangers of the New Republic” and “Ahsoka,” with Rosario Dawson. Seven Disney films topped $1 billion worldwide.
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic. The Scarlett Johansson Marvel movie “Black Widow,” last set for Nov. 6, heads to May 7 of next year. That was the date set for “West Side Story,” but Spielberg's musical will instead debut in December 2021. Given the interconnected nature of Marvel releases, the latest delay of “Black Widow” had a domino effect on other films. Since the pandemic began, the company's “Mulan,” “Hamilton” and “Artemis Fowl” have gone direct to streaming, with “Mulan” made available for a $30 premium purchase by subscribers.
Disney selling face masks with beloved characters, donating proceeds to charity
Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people wear cloth face coverings in public settings, Disney is getting in on the face mask game, and making masks featuring your favorite Disney characters. Disney said the company would donate all profits from the sales in the U.S. of Disney’s cloth face masks to Medshare, now through Sept. 30. That’s right, you can have Baby Yoda on your face mask while you grocery shop at Trader Joe’s. In addition to donating the proceeds of these colorful masks, Disney said it will donate 1 million cloth face masks to children and families in vulnerable communities across the United States. From Elsa, Anna, Buzz and Woody, there is a face mask for every Disney fan.
You should revisit these 11 movie franchises while quarantined
Luckily for us, there are tons of films that have gone on to become major movie franchises, with sequel after sequel bringing back some of the most beloved characters of all time. So, if you want to take a break from binging “The Office” for the 10th time and want to dig in to some classics, consider watching these movie franchises from front to back. ‘Star Wars’Writer and director George Lucas created a movie about a team of rebels fighting evil in a galaxy far, far away, and it’s gone on to become one of the most influential movie franchises of all time. ‘Toy Story’A lot of the movie franchises are for teens and adults, but the “Toy Story” movies are great because the entire family can enjoy them. ‘Marvel’Anyone who has gone to see a Marvel movie knows that there are a ton of them.
'Irishman' tests 'cinema' label while courting Oscar voters
(CNN) - Martin Scorsese caused a stir when he said that Marvel movies are "not cinema," arguing that huge comic-book franchises are more theme-park attractions than an attempt to convey "emotional, psychological experiences." While theatrical windows are intended to appease filmmakers and hard-core movie fans, Netflix doesn't discuss box office. "Once you commit to a television format, you're a TV movie," Spielberg said in a 2018 interview with ITV News. Studios have a long history of imposing their wills on talent, but by getting into bed with Netflix, Scorsese has seemingly traded in one master for another, just with slightly different priorities. "The Irishman" is playing in select theaters and premieres Nov. 27 on Netflix.
Disney+ announces everything coming to its streaming service and OMG we want to watch it all
Disney made a case for itself when the people at the studio announced a streaming service exclusively for Disney movies and TV shows that will be called Disney+. The new streaming service goes live on Nov. 12 and a huge offering of movies and TV shows from Disney, Marvel, Fox, Star Wars and Pixar will be available for the monthly price of $6.99. You can't forget that Disney+ has a ton of Disney Channel original programming, too. If you really want to know everything Disney+ has to offer, Disney uploaded a video that's over three hours long. The great streaming service race has just begun.
Upcoming DC Movies: The Full List From 'The Batman'...
"She was such a star, but we didn't get to see that much of her [in Suicide Squad]. (Gunn has since returned to the Marvel fold and will helm Guardians 3 following The Suicide Squad.) sequel, WB has long been in-the-works on an origin story centered on longtime Shazam adversary and occasional antihero, Black Adam. "Black Adam is an antihero -- or villain -- who I cannot wait to play....They're all getting their a** kicked when I play Black Adam. Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra (Disney's Jungle Cruise)Starring: Dwayne JohnsonFind out even more about Black Adam here.
Marvels The Eternals Will Introduce the MCUs First Openly Gay Character
The upcoming Marvel film, The Eternals, is going to include the an openly gay character. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, confirmed the news during a recent interview with Good Morning America while not clarifying which character it's going to be. The actress said she felt empowered while donning the costume for her Eternals character, Thena, until her kids got a look at her getup. As for the openly gay character in The Eternals, as fans of the MCU know, this won't be the only LGBTQ representation in the comic book universe. RELATED CONTENT:Kit Harington Joins Marvel's 'The Eternals,' Ryan Coogler Reveals 'Black Panther 2' Release DateAngelina Jolie Makes Surprise Comic-Con Appearance With 'The Eternals' CastMarvel Announces Phase 4 at Comic-Con: 'Black Widow,' 'The Eternals,' 'Thor 4' and More
'Black Panther' sequel release date announced
Eight movies were nominated for best picture on Tuesday, but there are two that couldn't be more different -- "Black Panther," the Marvel blockbuster; and "Roma," Alfonso Cuarn's black-and-white Netflix film -- might be the most significantANAHEIM, California (CNN) - "Black Panther" fans can finally mark their calendars for the highly-anticipated sequel. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took the stage at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, along with film director Ryan Coogler, to announce that the second movie of the "Black Panther" saga will debut in theaters on May 6, 2022. The Disney-Marvel movie won three Oscars for original score and production as well as costume design. After hitting theaters in February 2018, "Black Panther" has grossed more than $700 million, according to Box Office Mojo. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Kit Harington Joins Marvel's 'The Eternals'
As if The Eternals wasn't epic enough already, Marvel's upcoming cosmic drama will feature a Game of Thrones reunion, with Kevin Feige announced that star Kit Harington is joining the cast. Gemma Chan, who previously starred in Captain Marvel, will play Sersi, Barry Keoghan is Druig and Harington will play a non-Eternal named Dane Whitman. Harington joins the previously announced Richard Madden, who plays Ikaris. "We just really, really want it to be right. Marvel,' 'Moon Knight' and 'She-Hulk' Disney+ SeriesUpcoming Marvel Movies: Everything We Know About Phase 4 of the MCUJon Favreau Says He's 'Holding Out Hope' This Isn't Spider-Man's 'Final Chapter' in MCU (Exclusive)
Everything We Know About Marvel's 'Black Widow'
The movie won't arrive in theaters until May 1, 2020, so until then, we've rounded up everything we know about Black Widow (so far). "That's what drew me to the story: She has so many secrets," Black Widow director Cate Shortland added. But isn't Black Widow dead? Meet the castIn addition to Johansson, Black Widow stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, David Harbour (Stranger Things), O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid's Tale) and Florence Pugh (Midsommar). #blackwidow#taskmaster@MarvelStudios#scarlettjohanssonpic.twitter.com/c4504e6BEu Andy Park (@andyparkart) July 21, 2019Behind the cameraShortland is helming Black Widow from a script by Jac Scaeffer.
Here's what to do in Jacksonville this week
From a Marvel trivia night to a professional magic show. there's plenty to enjoy in Jacksonville this week. Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. When: Friday, Aug. 2, 9 p.m.- Saturday, Aug. 3, 2 a.m.Where: De Backyard, 1611 E. Church St. Admission: FreeClick here for more details, and to get your ticketsThis story was created automatically using local event data, then reviewed by an editor.
Marvel's Phase Four: 9 Questions We Have About What's to Come in the MCU
Seriously, when does Black Widow take place in the MCU timeline? (Which, admittedly, would be confusing since there is already a Captain America: The Winter Soldier.) The show's title treatment, however, showcases Captain America's star-spangled shield and Mackie confirmed to MTV News that he will be donning the Captain America suit. (How dare Marvel introduce a grown-up Monica Rambeau and not give us an official release date for Captain Marvel 2!) The Captain Marvel sequel will surely pick that thread up in Phase 5 -- leading into a Secret Invasions film in Phase 6?
Kevin Feige reveals thinking behind Marvel's Phase Four
We were always about doing what we always tried to do in Phase One, Two and Three, which is do a film of character you already know, [like] Black Widow, in a way that you don't expect." "We wanted to do our big ensemble like we did in Phase Two with 'Guardians,' and that's what 'Eternals is," said Feige. 3" and sequels to "Black Panther" and "Captain Marvel." Diversity has clearly reverberated deeply with audiences embracing superheroes that look and feel like they do, with Captain Marvel and Black Panther as cases in point. "We love the story -- it's one of the best comic runs recently," said Feige.
Scarlett Johansson Ushers in the MCU's Female Future With 'Black Widow': '
As one of the longest-tenured members of the MCU, Scarlett Johansson is no stranger to a major Marvel event. Rachel [Weisz, who is also set to star in Black Widow] was going, 'It's so great to work with all these amazing women!'" It seems to me that Marvel are really focused on getting really interesting roles made for women, powerful, interesting, complicated women," noted The Favourite star. Black Widow is set to hit theaters on May 1, 2020. RELATED CONTENT:Marvel Announes Phase 4 at Comic-Con: 'Black Widow,' 'The Eternals,' 'Thor 4' and More'Black Widow': Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh, David Harbour and More Dish on Their Characters (Exclusive)Angelina Jolie Makes Surprise Comic-Con Appearance With 'The Eternals' Cast
Mahershala Ali to star in 'Blade' for Marvel
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(CNN) - Marvel made a host of super announcements at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday, but saved arguably the biggest news on Phase 4 for last. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Blade, the vampire-hunting character previously played by Wesley Snipes. Ali was on hand for the announcement and given a hero's welcome as he revealed the news by wearing a "Blade" hat. The last "Blade" film, "Blade: Trinity," was released in 2004. Ali, who has won Academy Awards for his roles in "Green Book" and "Moonlight," most recently starred in HBO's latest installment of "True Detective."
Comic-Con 2019: Check Out All the New Trailers!
IT: Chapter TwoA day before Comic-Con kicked off in earnest, Warner. Jay and Slient Bob Reboot is in theaters Oct. 15 and 17, 2019. For more on this year's San Diego Comic-Con, check out the video below. RELATED CONTENT:Comic-Con 2019: ET Is Live Blogging the Marvel PanelComic-Con 2019: How to Watch All of ET's Coverage! Comic-Con 2019 Schedule: All the Movie and TV Panels
Comic-Con 2019 Schedule: All the Movie and TV Panels
It's almost time for San Diego Comic-Con, and ET has you covered with the full schedule of movie and TV panels and special events throughout the star-studded weekend! This year's Comic-Con will feature farewell television panels from long-running shows like Supernatural and Arrow, welcome back cult favorites like Veronica Mars and celebrate trending favorites like Riverdale, Game of Thrones and more! MCU head honcho Kevin Feige played coy when CinemaBlend asked if the powerhouse studio would have a presence at Comic-Con this year. "We usually only go to Hall H when we have a lot of stuff to talk about and reveal," he teased. Check back here as the schedule updates for more on all the biggest panels, presentations and events!
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Review: Your Friendly Post-'Endgame' Euro Trip
Far From Home tackles both head on, with delightful irreverence and a little Whitney Houston. (Regarding the former, yeah, it's convenient that the handful of Peter's classmates we care about were all blipped up.) It's a different flavor than Peter and Tony, than Fury and any of the other Avengers. Far From Home sticks the landing, and that might be the most important thing it needed to do after an utter behemoth like Endgame. Zendaya Says She's Having a 'Pinch Me' Moment at 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Premiere (Exclusive)Tom Holland Dishes on His Favorite Marvel Bromance at 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Premiere (Exclusive)