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Michael B. Jordan finally starring in a romantic film; Michelle Obama campaigns for anti-vaxxers to get vaccinated

Michael B. Jordan admits he's avoided love stories in the past. However, now he's starring in a romantic film, A Journal for Jordan, which opens Christmas Day. In Journal for Jordan, Michael B. stars as First Sergeant Charles King, serving in Irag, who';s in a relationship with writer Dana Canedy, portrayed by Chanté Adams. She's pregnant with their son, and King keeps a journal of advice for…


New York Film Critics Circle postpones awards ceremony; Critics Choice Awards going on as planned

The New York Film Critics Circle is postponing their annual awards ceremony due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. The ceremony was originally supposed to take place on Monday, January 10 at Tao Downtown in NYC. A new date for the event will be announced early next year. As previously reported, the New York Film Critics Circle named Drive My Car as Best Film, Jane Campion as Best Director…


Rupert Grint teases emotional 'Harry Potter' reunion special

HBO Max's Harry Potter reunion special is fast approaching, and Rupert Grint is teasing fans about what they can expect. The actor, who played Ron Weasley in the series, tells Entertainment Tonight that the reunion was an emotional one. It’s the first time he, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have reunited on screen since the final Harry Potter movie in 2011. "Those movies were our childhoods.…


Now on Disney+, cozy up by the 'Frozen' fire of 'Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition'

If you don't have a fireplace for you and the kids to gather 'round this holiday season, Disney+ has you covered with another Frozen-inspired Yule log. Inspired by her work on Frozen 2 -- particularly the charades scene -- as well as her work on Myth: A Frozen Tale, Disney artist Brittney Lee used the ancient art of paper cutting to bring this year's pyrotechnic production to life. So Disney…


Olympic diver -- and knitter -- Tom Daley says everyone should learn an "old-fashioned" skill

Tom Daley grabbed headlines for two reasons at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He won his first gold medal for diving, and he also would knit between events. The British Olympian told ABC Audio he "never" anticipated to be recognized for his knitting over his diving -- especially since he's been doing one much longer than the other. "I've only been doing [knitting] for 18 months now, but it was…


Star-studded murder mystery 'Death on the Nile' drops first trailer

The trailer for the star-studded murder mystery film Death on the Nile has been released. The film, based on the 1937 novel by Agatha Christie, is directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also reprises his role as detective Hercule Poirot from 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express. While on an Egyptian vacation aboard a luxury river steamer, Poirot finds himself at the center of a murder mystery where all…


'Yellowstone' prequel '1883' breaks records for Paramount+

Sunday’s premiere episode of the Yellowstone prequel 1883 wrangled some big ratings for Paramount+. The series, starring Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, broke the record for the most-watched original series premiere ever on the streaming service. It also delivered 4.9 million total viewers during its special airing on Paramount Network following Yellowstone, making it the biggest new…


'Jagged Little Pill' musical to permanently close on Broadway amid new COVID-19 surge

The Broadway lights are permanently going dark for the Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill, based on her landmark 1995 album of the same name. Amid the new COVID-19 surge caused by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, producers confirmed the sad news on Tuesday. "We are dismayed by what appears to be another substantial public health crisis, and – due to the detection of multiple…


In brief: Palm Springs film fest cancelled, 'Euphoria' season two trailer, and more

The Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala, set to take place in-person at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 6, has been canceled for the second straight year "out of an abundance of caution" over COVID-19 concerns and the Omicron variant of the virus, the Palm Springs International Film Society announced in a statement on Monday. “The Palm Springs Film Awards are one…


Fired 'The Goldbergs' star Jeff Garlin will continue to appear using previously shot footage

Jeff Garlin, who exited the The Goldbergs last week following multiple misconduct allegations, will reportedly continue to appear in the show's current season through the magic of editing. The plan for now is that Garlin will appear on the ABC sitcom through the use of off-camera dialogue pulled from earlier episodes and unused takes, as well as previously shot images of Garlin, sources tell…