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  • “Tomb Raider” tops international box office

    Alicia Vikander's “Tomb Raider” ruled the international box office over the week, with $84.5 million at 32,685 screens in 65 markets, led by a solid $41.1 million opening in China.

  • Chadwick Boseman to host SNL

    Chadwick Boseman, who has taken the world by storm with the box-office crushing “Black Panther”, is now will host Saturday Night Live

  • “Grudge” reboot ropes in John Cho

    John Cho has joined Demian Bichir and Andrea Riseborough in Sony's “The Grudge” reimagining. Nicolas Pesce is directing the horror film from his own script. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions recently acquired worldwide rights to the film. SPWA, Ghost House, and Good Universe last collaborated on Fede Alvarez's thriller “Don't Breathe”. The film will begin shooting in May.

  • Elton tribute albums lines up big stars

    Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga and more will contribute to the upcoming Elton John tribute albums “Revamp” and “Restoration”.

  • Danny Boyle working on “Bond 25”

    “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle has confirmed that he's working on the next James Bond movie.

  • Jon Hamm joins “Pale Blue Dot”

    Jon Hamm is in negotiations to star opposite Natalie Portman in Fox Searchlight's “Pale Blue Dot”, reports Variety.

  • Madonna set to direct DePrince biopic

    Madonna will direct the upcoming film “Taking Flight” about Michaela DePrince, the Sierra Leonean ballet star who also appeared in

  • Watch Taylor Swift in 'Delicate' Video

    Taylor Swift has debuted a meta video for her new single "Delicate," her fourth clip from her 2017 album Reputation. Joseph Kahn

  • Pearl Jam unveils new song

    Pearl Jam rewarded members of their Ten Club fan club Saturday with a new song titled "Can't Deny Me." Following its Ten Club unveiling – which coincided with bassist Jeff Ament's 55th birthday – the song premiered on Sirius XM's Pearl Jam Radio.

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    Leven Rambin joins Motley Crue biopic

    Leven Rambin is set to join the cast of Netflix's upcoming Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt”.

  • Barack Obama and his wife

    OBAMAS in talks to produce for Netflix

    Netflix may be closing in on one of its biggest prizes yet: the former president and first lady of the United States. According to a New York Times report, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are in talks to produce a series of high-profile shows for the streaming giant.

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    MICHAEL BAY sets next two films

    Michael Bay looks to have found not one, but his next two films to work on, as sources tell Variety he has lined up “6 Underground” and “Robopocalypse” as his next two projects.

  • Netflix eyeing Keanu Reeves for superhero film

    Netflix has been focusing more and more on films in recent years, and one of these projects is a superhero movie that the streaming giant is recruiting some talent for.

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    Grande completes new album

    A lot has happened to Ariana Grande since the release of “Dangerous Woman” in 2016. Worst and most famously, her concert in

  • Rare Bowie LPs coming next month

    Three just-announced new David Bowie releases are due to come out in the US on April 21, which is observed as Record Store Day.

  • LED ZEP to issue rare mixes of two classics

    In anticipation of their 50th anniversary, rock icons Led Zeppelin will issue a classic seven-inch record containing previously unreleased mixes of “Rock and Roll” and “Friends” on Record Store Day, April 21. The vinyl, a limited-edition pressing produced by Jimmy Page, will be available only at independent music retailers.

  • ABC orders Alec Baldwin talk show

    ABC is prepared to spend its “Sundays With Alec Baldwin”.

  • Metallica announce North American tour

    Metallica's WorldWired Tour will return to North America in September for a fall/winter arena jaunt in support of the heavy metal legends' latest LP “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct”.

  • Neil Young details archival album

    Neil Young has detailed his upcoming archival live album “Roxy – Tonight's the Night Live”, a collection of the rocker's performances at

  • Oscars '18 performers announced

    Oscars producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have announced the musical acts for the 2018 Academy Awards. Performers include

  • Zayn Malik teases new music on Instagram

    British pop star Zayn Malik has dropped hints about new music on the horizon, in a series of Instagram posts. The former One Direction

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    JURASSIC WORLD 3 already in the works

    Universal Pictures has set “Jurassic World 3” to bow on June 11, 2021, and tapped Emily Carmichael to join Colin Trevorrow as co-writer of the next pic.

  • Danny Boyle leads race for 'Bond 25'

    With Daniel Craig already on board to return as 007, MGM and Eon are looking to hire a director for the next installment of the James

  • Popular Singer Justin Bieber

    Bieber exhibit opens at his hometown

    An exhibit dedicated to Justin Bieber opens this weekend at the Stratford Perth Museum in the Canadian pop star's hometown of Stratford, Ontario.

  • Smashing Pumpkins announce reunion tour

    The Smashing Pumpkins have finally made good on all the teasers and announced a tour. Billy Corgan has reunited with classic lineup

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Schwarzenegger joins “Kung Fury”

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has boarded David Sandberg's “Kung Fury”, joining the previously announced cast of Michael Fassbender and David Hasselhoff. David Sandberg will also star and produce the action-comedy under his Laser Unicorns production company.

  • Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit

    Taylor Swift's song about players playing and haters hating doesn't infringe on an earlier work addressing the same catchy behavior, a California federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • “Stranger Things 3” episode count revealed

    The first season of “Stranger Things” had eight episodes, and the second season increased the order to nine episodes. TV Line now

  • Jake Gyllenhaal

    Gyllenhaal, Ansel Elgort, Zendaya board “Finest Kind”

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Ansel Elgort and Zendaya have joined the new crime thriller “Finest Kind”, written and directed by Brian Helgeland.

  • Hollywood Vampires announce UK tour

    Hollywood Vampires have announced they'll make their UK debut later this year.