Gal Gadot To Star & Produce Historial Thriller ‘Irena Sendler’

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will produce and star in a film about a Christian woman who helped save Jewish children from the Nazi Holocaust. Gadot and her husband, Jaron Varsano, have teamed up with the production company Pilot Wave, and their debut project will be the fact-based historical thriller “Irena Sendler.”

Gadot will star as Sendler in the film, which “tells the harrowing story of a woman’s defiant stand against Nazi Germany’s occupation of Poland and the incredible network she developed to care for and save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto.”

Justine Juel Gillmer is writing the screenplay, while Gadot and Varsano will produce alongside Marc Platt. Gadot recently shared the story on her Instagram account.

Gal Gadot to star as Christian woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children in Holocaust film

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Netflix Reveals Trailer For New Arsenio Hall Comedy Special “Smart And Classy”

Netflix has released the first trailer for Arsenio Hall’s new comedy special Smart & Classy.  The project is Hall’s first stand up comedy special for Netflix. He previously appeared in Adam Sandler’s Netflix film Sandy Wexler.

According to Netflix, Smart & Classy will feature Hall talking about today’s political climate, what it was like to win Celebrity Apprentice, getting older, his favorite drug and the classic movie Coming to America, whose sequel he’s starring in, along with Eddie Murphy.

Smart & Classy hits Netflix on October 29.  Take a look at the trailer at the link here!

Netflix Reveals Trailer for Arsenio Hall Comedy Special, ‘Smart & Classy’

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Actress Gina Rodriguez Apologizes For Posting Video Of Herself Singing Racial Slur

Actress Gina Rodriguez is facing backlash over a social media post in which she used the n-word. A video posted on her Instagram shows Rodriguez getting her hair done as The Fugees song “Ready or Not” plays in the background. Rodriguez raps “I can do what you do … believe me. (N-word) give me heebie-jeebies.” She later deleted the video but not before people shared it widely on social media.

After immediate criticism, she posted another video, saying: “I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry,” she said. “I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to The Fugees, to a song I love, that I grew up on. I love Lauryn Hill. And I really am sorry if I offended you.”  However more backlash followed from people who said the apology did not sound sincere. Hours later, she posted a followup apology early Wednesday on Instagram. “In song and in real life, the words that I spoke should not have been spoken,” she said in the lengthy message. “I thoughtlessly sang along to the lyrics of a favorite song and even worse, I posted it. The word I sang carries with it a legacy of hurt and pain that I cannot even imagine. … I have some serious learning and growing up to do and I’m so deeply sorry for the pain I have caused.”

Gina Rodriguez Apologizes For Using The N-Word (For Real This Time)

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More Women Come Forward Accusing Cuba Gooding Jr. Of Sexual Misconduct

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing new charges, which includes two counts of forcible touching and two counts of third-degree sex abuse from a pair of women. The new accusations brings the total number of women who have accused Gooding up to 14, and as many as 12 of them could testify against Gooding, in the hopes of establishing a pattern that would lend credibility to the stories of the two accusers Gooding is currently facing in court.  

Back in June, Gooding pled not guilty to the original charge of sex abuse. In that instance, Gooding was accused of grabbing a woman’s breasts without consent during a time when she says he was “heavily intoxicated.” He was subsequently arrested for forcible touching.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Faces More Charges — as Prosecutors Allege He ‘Routinely’ Abuses Women in Bars

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Zoë Kravitz To Star As Catwoman In Upcoming Batman Film

Zoë Kravitz is set to play Selina Kyle – aka Catwoman – in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman film.  Kravitz will play the famous feline antihero alongside Robert Pattinson, who was cast as Bruce Wayne and the Caped Crusader earlier this year.

It’s unclear if Reeves’ version of Catwoman will be Batman’s love interest, a plotline that’s been part of Batman movies of the past. As of now, Kravitz and Pattinson are the only two stars attached to the Warner Bros. project, and reports are that filming could start later this year, or early 2020.

Zoe Kravitz to play Catwoman in upcoming film “The Batman”

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Billy Porter Set To Play Fairy Godmother In ‘Cinderella’ With Camila Cabello

“Pose” star Billy Porter confirmed over the weekend that he’s signed on to play the fairy godmother in Sony’s “Cinderella,” the forthcoming adaptation of the classic fairy tale starring Camila Cabello as the titular heroine. Idina Menzel is reportedly in talks to play the wicked stepmother. 

Sony’s plans for a new take on “Cinderella” first made headlines in April, when it was announced that Cabello had been hired to star. The film will be directed by Kay Cannon , and James Corden – who proposed the idea for the new adaptation – has signed on as a producer. 

Billy Porter Will Play the Fairy Godmother in Latest Live-Action Cinderella Movie: ‘I’m Ready’

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Hamilton’ Star Miguel Cervantes Mourns Death Of 3-Year-Old Daughter

“Hamilton” star Miguel Cervantes and his wife, Kelly, announced the death of their 3-year-old daughter Adelaide who died over the weekend.  In a statement the family said:  “The Cervantes family is heartbroken to announce that their baby girl Adelaide Grace passed early Saturday morning. She was held in the loving arms of her family as she peacefully achieved the “calm” for which they’ve been searching for so long.”

According to Kelly’s blog, Adelaide was diagnosed with epilepsy at seven months and later, infantile spasms, a severe form of childhood epilepsy. Cervantes shared his wife’s posting about the loss of their daughter on his official Instagram account with the caption “The machines are off. Her bed is empty. The quiet is deafening. Adelaide left us early Saturday. She went peacefully in her mother’s arms, surrounded by love. Finally, she is free from pain + seizures but leaves our hearts shattered. We love you so much Adelaideybug and forever after.”

The family said details for a celebration of Adelaide’s life would be forthcoming and they asked for their privacy to respected during this difficult time.

‘Hamilton’ Star Miguel Cervantes’ 3-Year-Old Daughter Adelaide Dies After Epilepsy Battle

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K-Pop Star Sulli Found Dead In Home Of Possible Suicide

K-pop star Sulli has been found dead at her home. The 25-year-old singer and actress was found dead by her manager on Monday afternoon local time.  

Sulli’s manager spoke to her on Sunday evening and went to check on her when he was unable to reach her on Monday. The singer, whose real name is Choi Jin-ri, was found on the second floor of her house in Sujeong-gu, Seongnam, south of the capital city, Seoul. A police official said: “so far, it seems she killed herself, but we will leave all possibilities open and investigate.” Police also said they found a note at the scene but have yet to analyze its content, and investigations are ongoing.

Sulli was a child actor before making her singing debut with the girl group f(x) in 2009. She left the group in 2015 to concentrate on acting before returning to the music scene as a solo artist, releasing a single, “Goblin,” in June 2019.

Sulli, South Korean K-Pop Star and Actress, Is Found Dead

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“Joker” Has Second Weekend Record-Breaking Box Office Showing

Joker continues to dominate in its second weekend at the box office — the film is now expected to earn $58.7 million.

Joker looks to surpass the $43.1 million netted by Gravity in 2013 to assume the new box office record for the biggest second weekend for a film in October.  Joker broke the previous record for an October preview held by Venom when it made $13.3 million at the box office on Thursday alone. Joker is now projected to pass $400 million internationally, with half a billion well within reach by Sunday. 

Box Office: ‘Joker’ Conquering Newcomers With $60 Million

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Oscar-Nominated Star Of ‘Jackie Brown,’ Robert Forster, Dies At 78

Oscar nominated actor Robert Forster has died after a battle with brain cancer. Forster passed away in Los Angeles on Friday surrounded by his family, The 78-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in June.

His acting career spanned more than five decades, and he was best known for his roles in “Reflections in a Golden Eye” and “Medium Cool.” He also got a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role as a bail bondsman in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown.” Forster went on to appear in more than 100 films and several television series.

More recently, Forster starred in the film “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” that premiered on Netflix Friday night.

Forster is survived by his four children, four grandchildren, and long-time partner, Denise Grayson. Details of his memorial service have not yet been announced.

Robert Forster, who starred in Jackie Brown and Twin Peaks, dies at 78

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