Steven Spielberg debuts his movie memoir 'The Fabelmans'
Steven Spielberg premiered his much-anticipated “The Fabelmans” to thunderous applause at the Toronto International Film Festival, debuting his most autobiographical film and one the 75-year-old filmmaker said he’s been building toward his whole life.
Seth Rogen recalls crying in a restaurant on his 20th birthday after the girl he was 'hooking up with' said she didn't want to be his girlfriend
The "Pam and Tommy" actor shared some of his "terrible" dating experiences during an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Valentine's Day.news.yahoo.com
The daily gossip: Olivia Munn apparently had a John Mulaney obsession for years, Target will no longer sell Chrissy Teigen's cookware, and more
1. "My girlfriend" just doesn't have the same ring to it, but comedian John Mulaney is reportedly dating actress Olivia Munn — news that broke shortly after Page Six revealed he's divorcing his wife of six years, Anna Marie Tendler. Munn and Mulaney supposedly met at church, though Munn's had her eye on Mulaney for years: in a 2015 HuffPost Live interview, she revealed, "We were at a wedding together and I was like 'Oh my gosh, do you and your fiancé want to go have dinner or something and go hang out?'" She added that "I was just so obsessed with hanging out with and talking with him," but afterwards, when Munn emailed Mulaney, he never wrote her back. "I might've got the wrong email — probably. That's what I tell myself," she joked. [Page Six]2. Today's suspicious timing involves Target, which will no longer carry Chrissy Teigen's cookware line — a decision that was supposedly "mutual and amicable" and reached "way back in December," according to sources who spoke with TMZ. That is to say, it apparently predates more recent concerns that have resurfaced about Teigen's allegedly abusive behavior, including that the model both publicly and privately told Courtney Stodden to kill themself when they made headlines for being a teen bride back in 2011. While Teigen publicly apologized to Stodden, Stodden wrote on Instagram on Thursday that "all of me wants to believe this is a sincere apology, but it feels like a public attempt to save her partnerships with Target and other brands who are realizing her 'wokeness' is a broken record." Hmm! [TMZ, CNN]3. In January, The Pokémon Company announced that it was teaming up with Universal Music Group artists to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Though nobody knew exactly what that meant at the time, the hope was obviously for either "new pocket monster-inspired tunes" or a Lavender Town theme exercise remix — but instead we got Post Malone singing about his favorite NFL team? On Friday, Katy Perry shared her own contribution to the anniversary celebrations: a video for her new single "Electric," in which she travels back in time with her Pikachu to make her younger self enter a talent show. Though the song sounds like it belongs on a TJ Maxx playlist ("there's no reason that this life can't be electric!"), it's at least more on-brand for Pokémon than Hootie and the Blowfish. [Kotaku]4. Nicolas Cage put on an ill-advised fake Jamaican accent in order to audition for 2011's The Green Hornet, according to Seth Rogen, who went on The Howard Stern Show earlier this week. Rogen recalled how Cage said he wanted his character to be a "white Bahamian man," which "set off a lot of alarms." Rogen explained, "I remember … just being like, 'I just don't want him to do it in front of us. I'll just be so uncomfortable.' And I remember Evan [Goldberg, Rogen's partner] being like, 'He's not going to do it … That would be too much.'" But then Cage showed up "and literally within 60 seconds … he stands in front of us reciting a monologue, talking in a Jamaican accent," Rogen said. "And we were just like, 'It's happening.'" [The Hollywood Reporter]5. Could this be the best unexpected friendship since Legolas and Gimli? Speaking on the Armchair Expert podcast, Prince Harry explained that he keeps in touch with actor Orlando Bloom, who lives just down the road from the Sussexes, "because of the paparazzi." Said Harry, "He sent me a photograph which his security got of this long-haired guy with a beanie on, with his ear pods in, with his massive camera lying in the back of his 4x4 truck. A woman driving who did the peace sign sitting there as a distraction, and he is laid down in the back of this truck taking photographs of them out with their kid and whoever else is in that area." Good catch, Bloom, but that still only counts as one. [People]More stories from theweek.comRepublicans' dishonest war against 'critical race theory'There's growing speculation that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will name their daughter 'Philippa'Biden reportedly has a 'short fuse'news.yahoo.com
Deal reached in suit alleging James Franco sexual misconduct
FILE - This Sept. 5, 2019 file photo shows James Franco at the premiere of HBO's "The Deuce" third and final season in New York. A settlement deal has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged James Franco intimidated students at an acting and film school he founded into exploitative sexual situations. A filing in Los Angeles Superior Court said a settlement had been reached in the class-action suit brought by former students at the now-defunct Studio 4. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged James Franco intimidated students at an acting and film school he founded into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Saturday. In a subsequent interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Franco called the sexual misconduct stories about him inaccurate, but said, “If I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it.
Smokin': Seth Rogen's first book, 'Yearbook,' is out May 11
FILE - Seth Rogen arrives at the 33rd American Cinematheque Award honoring Charlize Theron in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Nov. 8, 2019. The actor, comedian, filmmaker and proud stoner has a deal with Crown for his first book. Its called Yearbook" and its scheduled for May 11. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Just when you thought Seth Rogen couldn't get any higher. The actor, comedian, filmmaker and proud stoner has a deal with Crown — the same Penguin Random House imprint that publishes the Obamas — for his first book.
TV gives viewers a split-screen comparison of Trump, Biden
President Donald Trump wipes his face during a break in an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. NBC News chief executive Cesar Conde said Thursday that NBC scheduled Trump out of fairness after Biden did a town hall at the same time last Thursday. There were apparently still hard feelings, given that Muir twice mentioned a nameless “another network” holding a Trump town hall. “Has there ever been two more different presidential candidates than Trump or Biden?” asked The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler in a tweet. At a rally in North Carolina on Thursday, Trump called NBC “the worst" and said he was being set up with the town hall.
Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' follow-up
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set to direct. The new “Lion King” grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide, so a sequel was perhaps always likely. Less expected was a “Lion King” with Jenkins directing. The film, Disney said, will explore the mythology of “The Lion King,” including Mufasa's origin story. Disney didn't announce any further plot details or casting on the new “Lion King” project, which was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
A 'The Princess Bride' remake? Inconceivable!
After Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Tony Vinciquerra mentioned the idea of a "The Princess Bride" reboot to Variety in a profile on the film's executive producer, Norman Lear, people on Twitter were quick to respond. (CNN) - "The Princess Bride" is fine just the way it is, thank you very much. "Very famous people whose names I won't use, but they want to redo 'The Princess Bride.'" Jamie Lee Curtis, who is married to "The Princess Bride" actor Christopher Guest, had her own opinion. Well, I married the six fingered man, obviously why we have stayed together for 35 years and there is only ONE The Princess Bride and it's William Goldman and @robreiner's," she wrote.
'Good Boys' wins weekend at box office
Seth Rogen's "Good Boys" topped the US box office with a $21 million opening weekend, according to estimates by Box Office Mojo. (CNN) - Seth Rogen's "Good Boys" topped the US box office with a $21 million opening weekend, according to estimates by Box Office Mojo. "Good Boys" had been expected to topple under "Hobbs & Shaw" in North America with an opening in the $12 million-$15 million range. Nearly 70% of the "Good Boys" audience was between ages 18 and 34, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Universal has also been having a great August box office with "Hobbs & Shaw," which placed second in its third weekend at theaters with an estimated $14.1 million.
Chilling effect feared in wake of Sony's cancellation of "The Interview"
Chilling effect feared in wake of Sony's cancellation of "The Interview" Movie fans and filmmakers are condemning Sony's decision to shelve "The Interview," starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, as "un-American." Sony decided to not release the film after hackers made threats to theaters and moviegoers. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com
North Korea threatens U.S. over Hollywood film
North Korea threatens U.S. over Hollywood film Seth Rogen and James Franco's new movie about assassinating Kim Jong Un is not going over so well in North Korea. The film "The Interview" has led to reports of "outrage and fury" in the isolated country. Seth Doane reports from Beijing.cbsnews.com
"Neighbors" stars on classic frat comedies
"Neighbors" stars on classic frat comedies Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco and Rose Byrne are starring in the new frat comedy, "Neighbors," from director Nicholas Stoller. CBS News' Ken Lombardi spoke to the stars about some of their all-time favorite frat-themed films.cbsnews.com