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The Beatles documentary 'Get Back' to premiere as three-part event on Disney+ this November

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New details and a new release date have been announced for the long-awaited Beatles documentary The Beatles: Get Back.

The movie, directed by Lord of the Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson, will premiere on the Disney+ channel as a three-day event, November 25, 26 and 27, and will feature more than six hours of restored, previously unseen footage.  Each episode will run about two hours.

As previously reported, the film focuses on the January 1969 recording sessions that yielded the Fab Four's final studio album, 1970's Let It Be.

Jackson created the documentary using over 60 hours of footage shot during the making of the Let It Be film and album. Whereas the Let It Be movie -- which was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg -- focused on tense moments between the band members during the sessions, Get Back presents a more positive profile of the group's relationship at that time.

Perhaps the new movie's main highlight is the full footage of The Beatles playing their last-ever live show, the famous surprise concert on the roof of the Apple headquarters in London.

Jackson spent three years working on the project, with the full support of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the respective widows of John Lennon and George Harrison.

Giving a nod to the footage shot by Lindsay-Hogg, Jackson notes that Get Back offers "a detailed account of the creative process, with the crafting of iconic songs under pressure, set amid the social climate of early 1969."

He adds, "Over six hours, you'll get to know The Beatles with an intimacy that you never thought possible."

Get Back originally was supposed to premiere last September, but was initially postponed until August 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maya Rudolph, Jacob Tremblay tease 'Disenchanted', 'The Little Mermaid'


Jacob Tremblay and Maya Rudolph are giving fans a little taste up their upcoming projects, The Little Mermaid and Disenchanted, respectively. 

The two star in Disney's Luca together, but separately they are each working on other projects with the media conglomerate. For Tremblay, that's the live-action remake of the classic The Little Mermaid, in which he will star as Flounder. 

"We started working on that before COVID," Tremblay dished to Entertainment Tonight. "Everyone on that film was, like, super nice. That's such an awesome environment. I had such a blast doing it, and I'm really excited for that one."

The remake also stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Awkwafina as Scuttle and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.

While a release date for The Little Mermaid has yet to be announced, fans can look forward to seeing Disenchated, the sequel to the 2007 film Enchanted, in 2022. 

Rudolph, who joins the film as Malvina, a new adversary for Amy Adams' Giselle, shared her excitement about portraying the bad guy.

"I'm very excited about it. I mean, that's Juicy Town, USA," she said. "When you're a kid and you're the villain, you're like, 'Come on! I wanna be a princess!' But then when you get older, like, the villain is fun."

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'Dune' to have its world premiere at Venice Film Festival

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The much-anticipated, pandemic-delayed film remake of the sci-fi classic Dune will finally hit a very big screen: it will have its world debut at the Venice Film Festival in Italy. 

The 78th annual event, which was scuttled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held September 1-11, 2021, and the movie's cast is expected to attend the screening at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 3.

The debut of the Warner Bros. Pictures adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal science fiction bestseller could draw members of the movie's cast, but it's too early to tell who will attend the festival. The film stars Timothée ChalametZendayaRebecca FergusonDave BautistaOscar IsaacJosh BrolinStellan SkarsgårdDavid DastmalchianJason Momoa, and Javier Bardem among others.

In recent years, Warner Bros. launched eventual Oscar winners GravityA Star Is Born and Joker with a World Premiere at the historic festival.

Dune debuts on October 1 in theaters and on HBO Max.

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Regé-Jean Page breaks his silence on filming 'Bridgerton's steamier scenes: "It was overwhelming"

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Breakout Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page is finally offering his thoughts on the steamier scenes he had to film for the popular Netflix show.  The British-Zimbabwean actor admits he found them a bit "overwhelming."

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter on a roundtable featuring actors such as John Boyega and Chris Rock -- Page broke his silence on the show's now-famous "racier scenes."

Apparently, the actor had to send warning texts to his family members who were excited to watch him on Bridgerton because, as fans know, things significantly heat up by the fourth and fifth episodes.

So, what did his family think when they binged the series and arrived at the now-iconic "I burn for you" moment?

"No one was sufficiently prepared. I wasn’t sufficiently prepared, and I was there," Page laughed. "I think people were grateful for the intensity of the romantic aspects of Bridgerton; I’m not sure how grateful I was to watch it for myself."

"It was overwhelming.  I think people were looking to be overwhelmed," the 31-year-old actor continued. "My family doesn’t want to be overwhelmed by my backside, specifically, too often, but they’ll take it on this occasion because everyone seems to be terribly happy."

Page, who confirmed he will not be returning for Bridgerton's second season, also expressed appreciation for the show's diverse cast and that it featured Black individuals in positions of power instead of stereotypical roles.

"Where are our opportunities to spotlight Black joy, because otherwise you go into the past and you think that it’s Black folks’ job to suffer for a while, carry a moral for the white folks, and then we all move on," remarked Page. "Finding opportunities for us to be splendid and spectacular and joyous and romantic was the theme of my involvement from the very beginning."

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Ryan Reynolds teams up with Match and out-of-work wedding singers to get you to "Get Back to Love"

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So you're double vaxxed but still single AF. Time to get back to love. That's the thrust of a cheeky new music video that was a team-up between Match, some real-life wedding singers, and Ryan Reynolds' Maximum Effort production company. 

The, er, marriage of the three resulted in "Get Back to Love," an ad campaign featuring a song of the same name from Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, veterans of Dear Evan HansenLa La Land, and The Greatest Showman.

The spot features 12 wedding singers who were out of work when weddings became casualties of the pandemic lockdowns. But now, with the country opening back up and COVID-19 seemingly in the rear-view, the singers want you to get back in the game.

"You can even use a picture from 2019/Because we all look like hot messes/From getting through quarantine," the lyrics declare. "Can you get back to love, so we can get back to work?" the performers implore in the chorus. 

Reynolds says of the ad, "Maximum Effort, my company, we adore and love bringing people together. Obviously, Satan and 2020 brought people together in a slightly different way. Now we’re trying to bring people together with an all-time great song."  He's referring of course to the viral Match ad that Reynolds co-produced, which tracked the romance between 2020 and Satan.

"Get Back to Love," which was produced by EltonArethaMariahBeiber and Beyoncé collaborator Harvey Mason Jr., features real-life wedding singers AnnaLaVance ColleyChar Fletcher, Mo HebertScotty IsaacsQuentin MooreMr. Chris NortonFrancisco RuizMeredith SnyderDave VivesKelly Wolfgramm, and "ZZ" -- who, the creative team notes, are all available for hire.

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Nick Cannon welcomes twin boys with Abby De La Rosa

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Nick Cannon is officially a father to a second set of twins.  The Masked Singer host welcomed twin sons Zion and Zillion with partner Abby De La Rosa on Monday.

De La Rosa, 30, announced the happy news in a heartfelt video on Wednesday of her cuddling her two newborns while at the hospital.

"Welcome to the world Zion Mixolydian Cannon & Zillion Heir Cannon," she gushed, announcing the little ones arrived June 14.

In a followup Instagram story, De La Rosa shared a sweet photo of her twin boys wrapping their hands around her finger.  In the snap, the DJ revealed that the twins have been nicknamed "Zion & Zilly."

The proud mom announced her pregnancy in April.  In a since-deleted post, she shared a glowing maternity photo that also featured Cannon, where she expressed, "Our dearest sons - my miracle babies. Thank you for choosing me to be your Mommy... Your Dad & I will always be here for you both; in complete unison and support. No matter what this world may throw your way."

Zion and Zillion are Cannon's fifth and sixth children.  He has yet to comment on the twin's arrival.

Cannon, 40, shares two children each with exes Mariah Carey and former Miss Arizona U.S.A. Brittany Bell. With Carey, Cannon is the father of 10-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan.  The Drumline star also shares four-year-old Golden with Bell and, last December, the two welcomed a daughter, Powerful Queen.

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Rita Moreno apologizes for defending Lin-Manuel Miranda amid In the Heights colorism controversy


Rita Moreno is walking back the remarks she made in defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda, who has come under fire for casting mostly lighter-skinned Latino actors in his big-screen adaptation of his In The Heights musical.

During Tuesday night's episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Moreno said critics were "attacking the wrong person" and Miranda "is the man who literally has brought Latino-ness and Puerto Rican-ness to America."

"I couldn't do it. I mean, I would love to say I did, but I couldn't. Lin-Manuel has done that, really single-handedly," Moreno fumed, and wished critics would leave the film alone, "just for now."

The 89-year-old Oscar-winner has since issued a two-part apology on Twitter, where she admitted Wednesday, "I’m incredibly disappointed with myself."

"While making a statement in defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Colbert Show last night, I was clearly dismissive of black lives that matter in our Latin community," she continued. "It is so easy to forget how celebration for some is lament for others."

In a follow-up tweet, Moreno stated, "In addition to applauding Lin for his wonderful movie version of In The Heights, let me add my appreciation for his sensitivity and resolve to be more inclusive of the Afro-Latino community going forward."

She signed off with, "See, you CAN teach this old dog new tricks - RITA."

In the Heights, a movie adaptation of Miranda's Tony-winning musical, has been accused of "colorism" for not featuring enough darker-skinned Afro-Latino actors that reflect the community living in the movie's real-life setting of the New York City neighborhood Washington Heights.

Miranda -- who produced and starred in the movie -- apologized Monday for the film's shortcomings and vowed to do better.


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John Legend says Chrissy Teigen is “doing great” amid scandal

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As Chrissy Tiegen deals with backlash over her cyberbullying scandal, her husband John Legend says the author and TV personality is handling the situation as well as can be expected.

"She's doing great," he told E! Online when asked how she was doing amid all the criticism.

“Take care," The Voice coach added before driving away. "Have a good one."

Teigen, 35, faced blowback after now-26-year-old non-binary star Courtney Stodden revealed Teigen once sent them private messages encouraging the then-16-year-old to kill themselves.

Chrissy, on Monday, posted an open letter on Medium, expressing her regret over those past tweets and asked fans for "patience."

A day later, designer and Project Runway alum Michael Costello accused Teigen of bullying him in 2014.

She has yet to publicly address Costello's allegations.

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"The Hustler," "Holey Moley" kick off new seasons tonight on ABC

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Summer is here and that means Thursday night game night is officially back on ABC.  Two beloved high-stakes shows -- The Hustler and Holey Moley -- return tonight and ABC Audio got the inside scoop on what the audience can expect.

Teeing up at 8 p.m. ET is the wild miniature golf show Holey Moley. Sideline reporter Jeannie Mai is pleased the show is back for a third season because she says there's not many other shows like it.  

The Dancing with the Stars alum says it's not because the show tasks so-called miniature golf lovers to work their way around a crazy obstacle course -- it's because the show brings joy to everyone who watches.

"There are not many shows that I can watch where I can watch with the whole family," she grinned.

Continued Mai, "Like even some of my relatives who don't speak English, just watching a human being flying, somersaulting through the air into a pit of corn!  You get what's going on."

Premiering at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday is The Hustler, back for a second season.  The show tasks five people to grow their cash jackpot by correctly guessing trivia questions, but the twist is someone already knows all the answers and stands to win the entire bank if they're not ousted in time.

ABC Audio caught up with host Craig Ferguson, who teases that things will look a little different this time around because the contestants know what's up as they've all seen the show.

"And that makes it much more interesting," said Ferguson. "They've got strategies. They have styles, they have ideas. They have ways that they're trying to play it."  

Holey Moley airs 8 p.m. ET and The Hustler at 10 p.m. ET Thursdays on ABC.

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Ahead of Father's Day, Chris Pratt reveals what new baby Lyla has taught him

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Chris Pratt and wife Katherine Schwarzenegger welcomed their first child, daughter Lyla, in August of 2020. The Marvel movie star, who has an 8-year-old son Jack with ex-wife Anna Faris, explained what a gift a second child is. 

"The greatest gift that I've seen so far, the second child really shows you the uniqueness of the first child," Pratt E!'s Daily Pop.

He explains, "When you have one child, you just think, 'Oh that's what babies are like.' And then a second child comes along, and they might do things differently from the get-go, and you say, 'Oh wow, OK so that was actually unique what my first child had done.''

Pratt adds, "Each child is unique and special and they're not just punched out of a mold."

Pratt also has something else to celebrate this Father's Day: the upcoming premiere of his Amazon Prime sci-fic action film, The Tomorrow War. In it, he plays a soldier thrown into a far-future alien invasion on Earth. Pratt co-produced the film, which also stars Keith Powers24's Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Whiplash Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons

The Tomorrow War debuts July 2 on Amazon Prime.

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Paris Jackson says paparazzi left her with "hallucinations" and "severe paranoia"

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Paris Jackson will open up about the lingering trauma and anxiety she continues to suffer from as a result of growing up in the public eye in an intimate conversation with Willow Smith, who helms her first Red Table Talk Takeover Wednesday.

Paris, the daughter of Michael Jackson, tells Smith, “I experience auditory hallucinations sometimes with camera clicks and severe paranoia and have been going to therapy for a lot of things, but that included.”

“I’ll hear a trash bag rustling and flinch in panic,” she continues. “I think it’s standard PTSD.”

Jackson also discussed her sexuality with Willow.  The singer revealed in her Facebook Watch series, Unfiltered: Paris Jackson & Gabriel Glenn back in 2020 that she has "dated more women than men" but "wouldn't consider myself bisexual.”

Jackson admits that, while the confession created tension between her and some family members, her brothers Prince and Prince Michael II, as well as longtime family friend Omer Bhatti, were quick to offer support.

“They’ve always been super-supportive,” she says, adding that in an effort to better connect with her, Prince Jackson joined a student-run high school club that unites LGBTQ+ and allied youth.

“Not a lot of people can say they have siblings that support them like that,” she declares.

Willow Smith’s first Red Table Talk Takeover airs at 12 p.m. ET on Facebook Watch.


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Anthony Mackie to host this year's ESPY Awards

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Months after taking up the mantle of Captain America, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie will take on a new title: host of July's 2021 ESPY Awards. 

The acclaimed actor, producer and self-described "avid sports fan" will join a host of other as-yet-unannounced celebrities in "recognizing major sports achievements, remembering unforgettable moments, and honoring the leading performers and performances," according to ESPN.

In a statement, an "excited" Mackie says the show will "celebrate the gift that sports have been this past year." He continues, "They have allowed us to cheer on our favorite teams and athletes together at a time when many felt so alone."

Rob King, ESPN Content senior vice president and editor-at-large, declares, "After a year of canceled competitions, empty stadium seats and athletic careers cut short or left to languish in limbo, we're delighted that 'The ESPYS' has the opportunity to celebrate the return of sports."

King says of the Marvel movie star co-host, "Anthony will make a fantastic host because he is equal parts sports fan and entertainer. Plus, he knows a thing or two about heroic moments."

The 2021 ESPYS Presented by Capital One will be broadcast live on ABC on Saturday, July 10, at 8 p.m. ET from The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport in New York City.

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Oprah says she wants to "show the other side of the narrative" by honoring Black fathers with TV special


Oprah Winfrey is honoring Black fathers with her new OWN special, Honoring Our Kings, Celebrating Black Fatherhood.

The special, which aired Tuesday night and was hosted by This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown, who is a father of two, featured appearances from a crew of other celebrity dads including John Legend, Kevin Hart and Dwyane Wade

When asked ahead of the premiere why now was a good time for it, Oprah told Entertainment Tonight, "Why now? Because timing is always right, God is always on time."

"I had this idea for several years," Oprah continued. "I wanted to elevate, lift up and show the other side of the narrative that we always hear about Black fathers not participating in their kids’ lives and Black fathers not being there," she explained. 

"I am the product of a Black father," the media mogul added. "Had my father not stepped in and taken responsibility for me, I certainly would not be sitting here talking to you, or have the life that I have. So I wanted the rest of the world to see that, to know that, to hear it, to feel it and to have Black fathers validated."

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Loki changed the timeline again -- for Disney+'s series premiere schedule


An early ad for Loki had star Tom Hiddleston declaring "Wednesdays are the new Fridays."  That now applies to all shows launching on Disney+. 

After the series became the most-watched premiere on the streaming service last week, Disney+ decided to shift all of its new series premieres to Wednesdays instead of Fridays.

This means the anticipated Monsters, Inc. spin-off Monsters At Work will now debut on July 7 instead of July 2, its Turner and Hooch small-screen reboot movies from July 16 to July 21, and Behind the Attraction, an insider's tour of the Disney parks starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, will now drop on July 21.

Other releases affected by the switch include the animated Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life, now bowing July 28; the series Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts, moving to July 28; a new installment of The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse moving to July 28; and the second season of the rebooted Short Circuit, now debuting August 4.

The move to mid-week only applies to Disney+ original series; movies will still debut on the platform on Fridays.


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Wunmi Mosaku explains why she "loves and admires" her 'Loki' character Hunter B-15

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Wunmi Mosaku says she "really loves" her new role as Hunter B-15, a variant hunter for the Time Variance Authority, in the new Disney+ series Loki.

"I mean, she's just -- she's so many things that I wish I could be," Mosaku tells ABC Audio of her character. "Like the fact that she just inhabits herself wholly. She doesn't pull any punches. She doesn't apologize. She doesn't code switch. She is authentically her. And I really just love and admire that she's just focused on her goal."

But, Mosaku says, it took her a moment before she even realized she was auditioning to officially join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

"I had no idea [it] was thing for Loki," Mosaku says. "And when I got offered the role, I had no idea what the role was. And [director] Kate Herron kind of spoke me through the whole series, through the whole Marvel Universe in fact -- up until the finale."

Now, after landing her coveted spot in the Disney+ series, the U.K. star admits she "would have been down" for any role in MCU. Still, Mosaku says when she "heard about" [Hunter B-15] and the "journey of the show," she knew she wanted "to be a part of that."

"I was like, 'Yeah, I'm down. Like, I am so down,'" she quips.

A new episode of Loki, also starring Tom Hiddleston, is now available on Disney+. 

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