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Madea and Mrs. Brown team up in cross-dressing Netflix comedy
When two transvestite matriarchs across the Atlantic collide, the comedy goes global in “A Madea Homecoming” on Netflix. Madea is the feisty, wise old woman who has been portrayed in film by Tyler Perry since 2005, while Agnes Brown of the hit Irish sitcom ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ has been Brendan O’Carroll’s alter ego since 2011.
Husband of slain cinematographer ‘so angry’ Baldwin took no blame
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ husband said he was ‘so angry’ that actor Alec Baldwin denied responsibility for his death after Baldwin shot him while filming the western ‘Rust’. In his first interview since filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Baldwin and about two dozen other defendants last week, Matt Hutchins was asked if he watched Baldwin’s December interview with ABC News in which the actor said he was not responsible for Halyna’s death.
K-pop sensation BTS back in the US for in-person concerts
South Korean boy band BTS will return to the United States for a series of concerts in Las Vegas in April, their agency announced on Wednesday. The concerts, part of their “Permission to Dance on Stage” tour which has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, will take place April 8-9 and 15-16, with the final show being broadcast live, Bit Hit said. Music in a statement.
The Vikings Are Back: The ‘Valhalla’ Series Brings More Adventures to the Screen
The new show “Vikings: Valhalla,” which premieres Friday on Netflix, blends history with drama to chronicle Viking adventures from over 1,000 years ago, beginning with a mission of revenge against the English throne. Set some 100 years after the end of the hit ‘Vikings’ series, it tells the stories of Norse figures like explorer Leif Eriksson, his headstrong sister Freydis Eriksdotter and the determined Prince Harald Sigurdsson.
‘The Batman’: Robert Pattinson lives his childhood dream on the big screen
Robert Pattinson dressed up as Batman “his whole childhood”, he said. Now, the British actor is set to debut his version of the Caped Crusader in DC Comics’ latest superhero film. “It’s weird to me,” Pattinson, 35, said on the red carpet of a London screening of “The Batman” on Wednesday. “I would be so curious to know what my childhood self would think about it.”
Composer Zimmer Says ‘Dune’ Oscar Win Would Be For Director Villeneuve
Composer Hans Zimmer is no stranger to the Oscars. He’s been nominated for an Oscar 11 times and won once – for ‘The Lion King’ in 1994. But the Hollywood veteran says his nomination for the music of ‘Dune,’ a mammoth adaptation of the sci-fi novel Frank Herbert’s 1965 fiction, looks different after director Denis Villeneuve was snubbed in the best director category.
Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio invests in French champagne brand Telmont
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has taken a stake in French champagne house Telmont, its majority owner Remy Cointreau said on Wednesday, as luxury brands strike partnership deals with celebrities to broaden their appeal. “From protecting biodiversity on its land to using 100% renewable electricity, Champagne Telmont is committed to drastically reducing its environmental footprint, which makes me proud to join as an investor,” said DiCaprio. in a press release.
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