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NICKELODEON’S DOUBLE DARE KICKS OFF 2019 LEG OF MULTI-CITY U.S. TOUR, HOSTED BY MARC SUMMERS AND ORIGINAL SIDEKICK ROBIN RUSSO
Double Dare Live, Produced in Partnership with
Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment, to Visit
More Cities Across North America This Spring
Tickets on Sale Friday, Jan. 25
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Red Tail Productions LLC and Charlie Blum Entertainment/CB Entertainment, in partnership with Nickelodeon, have announced new tour dates for Double Dare Live, a multi-city live stage tour inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare!
Update (4/12) - Fall/Winter 2019 dates now available!
Coming off of a successful fall 2018 tour, Double Dare Live – featuring original host Marc Summers and his beloved sidekick Robin Russo – will resume touring on Tuesday, March 26 in Lancaster, PA and will tour North America this Spring, playing in 30 North American cities along the way!
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. For a limited time, fans subscribed to the official DD Fan Club can purchase tickets right now, ensuring that they get the to the best seats in the house, using the club's exclusive early access pre-sale system. Check your email inbox now!
Update (2/4): Double Dare Live has just added 14 more locations and 15 more performances to its itinerary! Tickets for the new dates and locations, below, go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. (local time). Fans subscribed to the official DD Fan Club will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets during a limited 24 hour window from Tuesday, February 5, 2019 starting at 10:00am local time, ensuring that they get the to the best seats in the house, using the club's exclusive early access pre-sale system. Check your email inbox now!
Fans can visit doubledarelivetour.com for a list of upcoming Double Dare Live tour cities, times and ticket information.
Inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare, Double Dare Live features two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy physical challenges, and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.
Attendees can register to be a contestant on Double Dare Live by completing the Official Rules and Waiver Form on doubledarelivetour.com. Participants must be 10 years or older to be eligible to be Contestants. Only persons 18 years or older can complete the Waiver Form; a parent or legal guardian 18 years or older must complete the Official Rules and Waiver Form for children under 18 years of age. When you’ve read, completed and signed the Waiver Form, hit ‘Submit’ and it will be entered into the database for each city. When you arrive at the venue, go to the Registration Table to verify that you’ve completed Official Rules and Waiver form, and present a valid photo ID and you and any family members that you registered will be given wrist bands which indicate to the show’s host that you are eligible to be a contestant on stage. Please wear athletic shoes if you hope to be called on stage.
Fans can also upgrade their tickets to the DD VIP Experience, featuring premium show seating, a pre-show meet & greet photo opportunity with Marc Summers and Robin Russo, and an official Double Dare Live tour laminate souvenir. There are a limited number of DD VIP Experience tickets which must be purchased in advance. They are designated as ‘VIP Tickets’ in each city’s ticketing system. Purchasers should plan to arrive at the theatre approximately 90 minutes in advance of the show start time. (Check for exact details when you purchase tickets, since timing changes slightly from city to city.) Each adult and child in a group must have a DD VIP Ticket. Go to the check-in table and pick up your DD VIP laminate. Patrons will be directed to the meet & greet which ends approximately 30 minutes prior to show start time. Latecomers risk missing the opportunity.
The highly anticipated return of the Double Dare series premiered in the summer of 2018 on Nickelodeon and ranked as the year’s No. 1 new kids show with kids 6-11, while retaining the core adult audience who grew up with the original television show. The new Double Dare is hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, with original host Marc Summers providing color commentary on the challenges and lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode. Following the success of the first season, a second season is currently in pre-production, and is set to be filmed in L.A. Click here for details on how you can be on the show!
“Hosting the Double Dare Live tour couldn’t be any more exciting, and I look forward to continuing to bring the fun and messiness of ‘Double Dare’ to audiences across the country,” Summers said. “Doing the show again with my sidekick Robin will fulfill childhood dreams of the generation that grew up with us and introduce this classic show to the next generation.”
NICKELODEON’S DOUBLE DARE LIVE TOUR CITIES AND DATES - SPRING 2019:
American Music Theatre
3/26/2019 @ 7:30pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
3/27/2019 @ 7:00pm
Previous date rescheduled due to snow storm. Sold Out.
3/28/2019 @ 7:30pm
3/29/2019 @ 8:00pm
The Lynn Auditorium
3/30/2019 @ 7:00pm
Red Bank, NJ
Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts
3/31/2019 @ 7:00pm
4/2/2019 @ 7:30pm
Previous date rescheduled. On Sale Now.
New York, NY
Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
4/3/2019 @ 8:30pm
F.M. Kirby Center
4/5/2019 @ 7:30pm
Big Sandy Superstore Arena
4/6/2019 @ 7:30pm
The Louisville Palace Theatre
4/7/2019 @ 6:00pm
New Orleans, LA
4/9/19 @ 7:00pm
San Antonio, TX
4/10/2019 @ 7:30pm
Sugar Land, TX
Smart Financial Centre
4/11/2019 @ 8:00pm
Grand Prairie, TX
The Theatre at Grand Prairie
4/13/2019 @ 7:00pm
Bass Concert Hall
4/14/2019 @ 7:00pm
The State Theatre
5/1/2019 @ 7:30pm
Green Bay, WI
Resch Center Theatre
5/2/2019 @ 7:30pm
The Genesee Theatre
5/3/2019 @ 7:30pm
Juanita K. Hammons Hall
5/4/2019 @ 7:30pm
Peoria Civic Center Theatre
5/5/2019 @ 7:00pm
St. Louis. MO
Fabulous Fox Theatre
5/7/2019 @ 7:30pm
5/9/2019 @ 7:30pm
Bob Carr Theater
5/10/2019 @ 8:00pm
Ruth Eckerd Hall
5/11/2019 @ 8:00pm
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Broward Center – Au Rene Theater
5/12/2019 @ 7:30pm
5/15/2019 @ 7:00pm
Akron Civic Theatre
5/16/2019 @ 8:00pm
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
5/17/2019 @ 8:00pm
Providence Performing Arts Center
5/18/2019 @ 7:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center
5/19/2019 @ 1:00pm
5/19/2019 @ 7:00pm
Additional dates include: Boston, MA; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Dallas, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Clearwater, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Detroit, MI; Akron, OH; Indiana, PA; Providence, RI; and Morristown, NJ.
Don't see your city?
The 2019 touring schedule will be updated regularly as dates are made public in each city. Several weeks of additional spring tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more cities soon!
Fans can also purchase awesome Double Dare Live swag here on the official Double Dare Live store.
Double Dare premiered on Oct. 6, 1986 on Nickelodeon and ran from 1986-1993, making it the network’s longest running game show. Summers served as the show’s original host from 1986-1993. Shortly after its debut, Double Dare became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The series went into syndication in 1988 and was later revived as Super Sloppy Double Dare in 1989. The show also ran on broadcast television as Family Double Dare in 1988, followed by new versions on Nickelodeon, including Double Dare 2000.
Double Dare Live is produced by Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment.
Red Tail Productions, LLC
CEO Phillip Drayer and President Marc Engel produce and present a wide variety of entertainment throughout North America, including the acclaimed Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin (Tony Nomination), the spectacular Do You Hear the People Sing, Cirque Musica, Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live and Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. Through its division Red Tail-Live, the company has a tremendous track record of producing and presenting live entertainment in a variety of venues, theatres, performing arts centers and arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada presenting over a hundred events annually, spanning genres from Broadway Musicals to Country and Pop, to Classic Rock, Jazz and Comedy, and featuring heritage artists such as Tony Bennett, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton, Harry Connick, Jr., The Beach Boys, Bill Maher, and Martina McBride.
About CB Entertainment
Charlie Blum is a renowned entertainment industry executive with over 40 years of experience as a major concert promoter, talent buyer, theatre executive, television producer and artist manager. He served for almost three decades as President/CEO for Chicagoland’s premier concert facility, the Star Plaza Theatre, following more than ten years as a Vice President with the Nederlander Concerts. Charlie has worked with virtually every major artist in show business, presenting thousands of concerts featuring performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Garth Brooks, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, The Jackson Five, Christina Aguilera, The Grateful Dead, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Rod Stewart and Cher. He has executive-produced four nationally released PBS television shows, most recently, the groundbreaking “Harmonies 4 Healing” with partner Connecticut Public Broadcasting. Charlie is also the host of Lakeshore Classic Movies every weekend on PBS in Chicago.
Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
From Dallas Observer:
Double Dare’s Marc Summers Never Gets Tired of Hearing That He Made Your Childhood Awesome
When people see game show host and television producer Marc Summers outside of their TVs or childhood memories, he says he loves it when they come up to him, politely introduce themselves and tell him that they grew up watching him host Nickelodeon's messy kids' game show Double Dare.
"I get that every day and I love it," Summers says. "Because people grew up with it, the show had a huge influence on so many people and I find it amazing and fantastic."
Double Dare is more than 30 years old, and it's been part of the regular childhood TV diet of several generations of kids. Its multiple spinoffs, like the syndicated Super Sloppy Double Dare and Fox's prime-time version Family Double Dare and the reruns, aired long after the show's final episode. Last year, Nickelodeon brought the show back with Summers and YouTube comedy star turned TV host Liza Koshy for a whole new generation of kids and their parents who fondly remember rooting for contestants as they tried to find a flag in a giant pair of nostrils filled with neon green snot or run up the chocolate-covered slope to get to the bottom of the Sundae Slide.
The show has become such a big hit again that Nickelodeon launched a Double Dare Live tour just like the ones in the ’80s and ’90s. Summers and the game show's sets, props and obstacles are roaming all over the country to give kids and their parents a chance to win cash and prizes in their hometown. Summers' show will be in DFW on Saturday at The Theatre at Grand Prairie.
Summers says he's been trying to get Double Dare back on Nickelodeon for years. However, the tone of the network's non-animated shows shifted from rebellious kid fare like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Clarissa Explains It All and You Can't Do That on Television to bubblegum pop comedies like iCarly, Big Time Rush and (cue shivers) Fred: The Show.
"I'd been trying to bring it back for 10 years and Nickelodeon wasn't budging on it," Summers says. "Then I saw they started thinking about picking up old shows like Blue's Clues and Clarissa and I just texted the management saying, 'Am I getting the next phone call?' And a few days later, I got an email saying, 'Give us a call.'"
Double Dare first appeared on TV schedules in 1986, starting a 10-year run that lasted long beyond its final episode in reruns. The show also helped bring the first big wave of watchers to Nickelodeon.
Summers, an Indiana native, had worked in Los Angeles as an actor, stand-up comedian and magician since the late 1970s before the network hired him to host the game show that pitted two teams of kids in a 30-minute game of trivia dares and messy physical challenges. Summers' smiling and sportive emcee style, splashy sport jackets and show-starting shouts of "On your mark, get set, go!" made him a perfect fit for the food-flinging game show that still bills itself as the messiest on television. Double Dare became one of the network's first certified hits right out of the starting gate.
"Back in the day when Nickelodeon was putting things together, they did a lot of research and found out that kids didn't have their own game show," Summers says. "They were living vicariously through their parents who were watching The Price is Right. So they decided that kids were already playing Truth or Dare on the playground back in the day and they added the mess and an obstacle course and it turned into what it turned into. Cable was in its infancy and Nick needed something to shout out big, 'Come and watch us!'"
“Cable was in its infancy and Nickelodeon needed something to shout out big, ‘Come and watch us!’ ” — Marc Summers
Double Dare also made Summers an emcee TV star. He scored guest appearances across cable TV and the networks on other game shows, hosted his own talk shows and made guest appearances on late night talk shows.
His infamous appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno next to a notably cranky Burt Reynolds led to a series of verbal jabs about the late movie star's recent divorce and Summers' career before they poured mugs of water on each other and ended the bizarre segment with a pie fight and a hug.
The show's wild success prompted the first live tour to theaters where kids could get up on stage and make a mess for cash and prizes. However, the prizes they offered on the live tour weren't all that impressive, something Summers says he remarked on into his microphone at one of the live shows at which the sponsor was sitting in the audience.
"We would give away trips to Space Camp and on Fox, we were giving away cars and trips to Europe so I would say, 'If you get through obstacle No. 1, you get a box of Blow Pops and if you get through obstacle No. 2, we'll give you tickets to a movie.' And there was a sponsor that I can't name right now but it was a national sponsor who was in the audience and they didn't tell me," Summers says. "I said they would win a $10 gift certificate to this place and I looked down at the audience because I saw the Nickelodeon executives were there and I said, 'Come on, we can do better than this,' and they freaked out."
Summers says he's sure every contestant will be happy with the prizes on his current tour.
"Now we're giving away cash," he says. "People always like money."
The show also gave Summers a long-lasting television career in front of the camera as a host of shows like the long-running food documentary series Unwrapped on the Food Network and behind the camera as a producer on reality shows like Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible. He also appears in an upcoming nature documentary series for the Discovery Channel. Summers says his son and daughter have also followed his footsteps into the TV business as a TV producer and editor, respectively.
"I'll be 68 in November, and I always feel like I've never worked a day in my life," Summers says. "I'll keep going and people seem to keep coming and I guess they'll tell me when it's time to stop."
“I'll be 68 in November, and I always feel like I've never worked a day in my life.” — Marc Summers
Nickelodeon celebrated Double Dare's 30th anniversary in 2016 and brought Summers, announcer John Harvey and co-host and production assistant Robin Russo back together for a reunion special. Nickelodeon's new management started to commission reboots of some of the show's most memorable programs, like the sitcom Clarissa Explains It All starring Melissa Joan Hart and All That, which launched the TV comedy career of Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson, who is an executive producer of the kids' sketch show revival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A new Double Dare launched in 2018 that looks and sounds just like the original show, with a theme song that pumps out guitar riffs like a semi-auto confetti cannon and a loud, color-clashing set that the fashion conscious called "cool" in the '80s. Summers says the show reaches two audiences at once now with the lively Koshy as its new host for the YouTube generation and Summers as her co-host for the adults who grew up watching him.
"It was very smart because Liza has 15 or 20 million viewers through YouTube and there's a whole generation who don't know who she is but know who I am and vice versa," Summers says. "She's very open and sweet about taking direction, and very respectful. We’re actually really good friends. She comes to me for advice and it's worked out quite well. Not anybody can just walk in and do a game show even after being trained. It ain’t that easy, but she's incredibly bright and very funny and she picked it up in a nanosecond."
The live tour that was spawned by the show's most recent success picks both kids and adults in the crowd as contestants. Summers says each live show gives him an even more unique opportunity to see how Double Dare has grown over the last 33 years.
"When we raise the curtain and they see the set for the first time, we get a huge scream and people go crazy. And then we reveal the next curtain and the obstacle course comes out," Summers says. "The thing I love about it is even though we're only bringing 60 to 70 people up, everyone walks out feeling good and feeling participatory and involved. It's fascinating."
The tour also gives Summers a chance to meet fans who now span two generations of TV watchers, he says.
"A lot of times, there will be four grown-ups and I'll say, 'Where are the kids?' and they say, 'Oh heck, we left them at home,'" Summers says. "They all have stories about how we built an obstacle course in the living room and how Mom sent me to my room for a week. Everyone has a story and it's fascinating. I'm learning on this tour the impact of this show, and it's truly fascinating to me.
"People will say, 'Oh you probably don't want to hear this.' I do want to hear it. The fact that anybody remembers is great."
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Originally published: Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Additional sources: NEPA Scene, Broadway World (II), MLive.
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It's undoubtedly a tough genre to get right. Todd uses two literate protagonists, the mostly chaste Tessa (Josephine Langford) and the brooding, tattooed Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), as stand-ins for the uneasy lovers of classic literature found in such novels as "Wuthering Heights," "Jane Eyre" and "The Great Gatsby." (Caroline Seadman, Catholic News Service).
Inspired by “punk edits” of Styles on the internet (fan edits where celebrities are photoshopped and covered with tattoos and piercings), Todd wrote a fanfiction where Styles wasn’t in a boy band but was a college bad boy who seduces—and eventually falls in love with—Tessa, an innocent freshman who lives in his dorm. She called the story After. “It was more along the lines of a modern-day Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights than anything to do with the actual Harry Styles,” she says. (Jason Pham in StyleCaster)
Not that he's your typical bad boy, though, since he seems to have very literary tastes. Spotting a book on Tessa's shelf, he comments, "The Great Gatsby, that's a good book." He's also able to quote from Wuthering Heights and engage in a spirited classroom argument with Tessa, about Pride and Prejudice, in which the subtext is inescapable. (Frank Scheck in The Hollywood Reporter)
“After,” which wasn’t screened in advance for critics, also falls into that desperately referential category of love story that name-checks Austen and the Brontes as if that automatically places itself in the same lineage of swoon-worthy classics. (Robert Abele in The Wrap)
Dessuten er han selvoppnevnt ekspert på trøblete romanhelter i britisk litteratur; Mr. Darcy fra «Stolthet og fordom» (Jane Austen) og Heathcliff fra «Stormfulle høyder» (Emily Brontë) og dessuten er han alltid iført en Ramones-T-sjorte. På spørsmål om hvem han elsker høyest i verden svarer han selvsagt «meg selv». En sånn fyr må man jo bare falle for. I bøker. Og på film. (Inger Betzrud in Dagbladet) (Translation)
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Disney+ has given a straight-to-series order to a Love, Simon series based upon Becky Albertalli's book, Leah on the Offbeat, the sequel to the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (aka Love, Simon), per The Hollywood Reporter.
Greg Berlanti is not involved per his overall deal at Warner Bros. It is unclear how closely the series will adapt the novel. Not much else is known.
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Love, Simon screenwriters Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker will return to the Disney+ sequel series to serve as showrunners which according to The Hollywood Reporter will feature a new cast.
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At Disney’s massive press conference to announce the features of its upcoming Disney+ streaming service, it was revealed that fan-favorite Alan Tudyk was returning to voice cantankerous droid K-2SO in the untitled ‘Rogue One’ prequel series starring Diego Luna as Cassian Andor. The new show was described as a spy show set within the ‘Star Wars’ universe. Luna will also serve as producer of the series. RELATED: Robotic Reunion: Alan Tudyk Reveal K-2SO May Return In Disney+ ‘Rogue One’ Prequel Series Presumably, Tudyk’s deal has been in place for a while now, but he has maintained a code of silence until the official announcement. Now, it seems he’s free to react and he took to Twitter to tease the upcoming series. Cassian said I had to https://t.co/H4xeSFLMs8 — alan tudyk (@AlanTudyk) April 11, 2019 This is, of course, a reference to one of his iconic lines from ‘Rogue One’. He then made a self-deprecating jab at the photo selected to accompany a report by the Hollywood Reporter. I’m glad they used this pic it’s my best side https://t.co/78LPjx9Vxv — alan tudyk (@AlanTudyk) April 11, 2019 Fans reacted with excitement, as would be expected. A while back, he commented […]
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On Thursday night's episode of Grey's Anatomy, the show featured a storyline about how rape kits are administered in hospitals.
According to showrunner Krista Vernoff, Shonda Rhimes defended the episode — which was inspired by Christine Blasey Ford's testimony accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the summer of 1982 — when ABC's standards and practices department pushed back and gave notes on some of the details.
"They give these standard notes: 'don't be too gory,' 'don't be too explicit in your language,' 'no side boob.' But the ones we got on this script included, 'Please don't show any fluid on the Q-tips' and 'Please don't show any body fluids under the blue lights,'" Vernoff told the Hollywood Reporter.
But Rhimes, who created the show back in 2005, fought back and defended the script the way it was written, according to Vernoff.
"Shonda wrote back a pretty passionate response of the myriad ways that networks are willing to show actual violence but that what we were doing here was the medical process that happens in the wake of violence and they were trying to tell us we couldn't show it," Vernoff said.
"She said, 'Respectfully, I decline these notes.' … Ultimately ABC understood that she was right. I really give them credit that they came back and said, 'You're right. You can proceed as scripted.'"
ABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
During the episode, viewers watch flashbacks of Jo (Camilla Luddington) meeting her birth mother (Michelle Forbes) and learning that her biological mom abandoned her at a fire station when she was a baby because she was the result of a rape.
In present day, Jo is treating a trauma patient named Abby (Khalilah Joi), whom Jo believes to be a victim of domestic violence and the doctors find out has also been sexually assaulted. Jo eventually convinces Abby to take part in a rape kit to collect evidence, and asks for the patient's consent every step of the way.
In a particularly moving part of the episode, women line the hallways of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital as Abby enters surgery because she told the doctors that every man she saw reminded her of her rapist. Vernoff said that all of the women dressed as doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff who supported the patient in this scene were all women who work on the show in real life.
"From the moment the script was published, there was a big reaction to it at Shondaland. Everybody was blown away," she told Entertainment Weekly.
"We started having people come up and ask if they could be in that scene. The women in that hallway are almost all the women on the writing staff. Many of the women are on the crew, or they are assistants at Shondaland, or they are women who work at ABC. I think there were more than 100 women."
|Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells Dems how they should campaign to beat Trump Comment Translate Page||
Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who ran two failed presidential campaigns, recently offered Democrats running for president advice on how to best campaign against President Donald Trump.
Clinton's advice came despite her loss to Trump in 2016.
What did Clinton say?
Speaking with CNN's Fareed Zakaria at Tina Brown's Women in the World summit Friday, Clinton offered Democrats running for president two pieces of advice.
"You really have to do two things simultaneously — and it's challenging," Clinton said.
"You do have to present what you want to do," she explained. "What is your vision? What is your hope for our country? How do you see the future? What are you going to propose that will make a difference in the lives of Americans and maintain the values, the ideas of America in a very complex world?"
"So, you bare that responsibility. At the same time," Clinton continued, "you have to be able to counter and ignore where possible, respond where necessary, to the diversion and distraction that we see working, unfortunately, by the current incumbent in the White House."
Zakaria also asked Clinton to respond to comments from South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is running for the Democratic nomination and recently told Washington Post magazine about Trump, "at least he didn't go around saying that America was already great, like Hillary did."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Clinton responded: "I don't want to comment on any of the candidates. Like I said, I think they have a lot to contribute not only to the Democratic party, but to the country. And it will be up to voters to decide who our nominee is."
However, she later went on to criticize Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All proposal, which would reportedly cover illegal immigrants.
"The specifics, though, matter," Clinton said. "What are the details? How do we pay for it? Who is going to get what they need? There are a lot of complicated questions."
|Marvel to release new 'Star Wars' comics in July Comment Translate Page|| |
[USA], Apr 14 (ANI): Marvel has more in store for its fans, as it announced that new 'Star Wars' comics are set to be unveiled in July this year.
On Saturday, the panel revealed that the upcoming 'Star Wars: Age of Resistance' series would largely focus on the characters from the new trilogy of movies, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.
It was also revealed that the comics would highlight one of the characters from 'The Force Awakens' and 'The Last Jedi'.
'Star Wars: The Age of Resistance Special', the ninth issue will have three stories penned by Taylor, G. Willow Willson, and Chris Eliopoulos.
Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Angel Unzueta are being replaced by Greg Pak and Phil Noto, respectively, the panel mentioned.
Noto designed five of the nine covers which were unveiled during the panel. This threw light on five titles 'Star Wars: Age of Resistance: Finn', 'Star Wars: Age of Resistance: Captain Phasma, both coming out in July; 'Star Wars: Age of Resistance: Rey' releasing September, 'Star Wars: Age of Resistance: Poe' and 'Star Wars: Age of Resistance: Hux', likely to release in August.
Meanwhile, Pak said his storyline is set between 'A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back'.
Greg's storyline will split the heroes of the original trilogy into three pairs where each one will tell a distinct story. (ANI)
|Lena Waithe to join cast of 'Westworld' season 3 Comment Translate Page|| |
[USA], Apr 14 (ANI): Actor Lena Waithe will be soon joining the cast of HBO's 'Westworld'.
The writer-actor, who is popularly known for 'Master of None', will be a part of the third season of the drama series, but her role in the series is unclear, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.
Waithe will be working alongside Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton, who have been associated with the previous seasons of the series.
"I'm excited to explore the idea of host as guests, as Bernard and Dolores are guests now," Wright told The Hollywood Reporter.
'Westworld' which is based on the 1973 film of the same name first aired on October 2, 2016.
The series is helmed by Lisa Roy along with Jonathan Nolan of 'The Dark Knight', 'The Dark Kight Rises', and 'Interstellar' fame.
Season three of 'Westworld' is likely to air in 2020. (ANI)
|41 ans après la sortie du premier film "Grease", les studios Paramount Pictures travaillent sur un préquel de la célèbre comédie musicale Comment Translate Page|
41 ans après la sortie du premier film "Grease", les studios Paramount Pictures sont en train de travailler sur un préquel de la comédie musicale culte selon les informations du site américain The Hollywood Reporter.
L'histoire se passera donc avant le premier film au moment de la rencontre entre Sandy Olsson la jeune fille modèle et Danny Zucco le rebel pendant les vacances d'été.
Toujours selon The Hollywood Reporter, le préquel est intitulé "Summer Loving" d'après les paroles de la chanson d'ouverture "Summer Nights" de "Grease" où les deux adolescents racontent leur coup de foudre sur une plage. Le script du préquel a été confié à John August (Big Fish et Charlie et la chocolaterie entre autres).
A ce jour on ne sait pas encore qui sont les acteurs qui incarneront les jeunes Sandy et Danny, autrefois portés par Olivia Newton-John et John Travolta.
|Netflix a trouvé l'actrice qui incarnera Lady Diana dans la série "The Crown" dès la 4e saison - Découvrez de qui il s'agit ! Comment Translate Page|
L'actrice encore inconnue du grand public Emma Corrin a été choisie pour incarner la princesse Lady Diana dans la série "The Crown" comme l'annonçait "Hollywood Reporter" sur Twitter notamment (voir ci-dessous). Il faudra cependant attendre la saison 4 pour la voir à l'écran dans le rôle de la Pincesse de Galles et de la femme du Prince Charles.
Toujours selon Hollywood Reporter, le créateur de "The Crown", Peter Morgan, a d'ailleurs déclaré au sujet de l'actrice: "Emma possède un talent incroyable qui nous a immédiatement captivé lors de son audition pour le rôle de Diana Spencer. En plus d'avoir l'innocence et la beauté de la jeune Diana, elle possède également, et en abondance, le niveau de complexité nécessaire à l'incarnation de cette femme extraordinaire qui est passée d'adolescente anonyme à femme la plus iconique de sa génération".
En attendant de la voir incarner Diana Spencer, l'actrice apparaitra notamment dans le film "Misbehaviour", et la série "Pennyworth" de Warner Bros.
|La chanteuse américaine Camila Cabello va jouer et chanter dans un remake de "Cendrillon" à l'initiative de l'animateur et acteur James Corden Comment Translate Page|
La chanteuse américaine d'origine cubaine Camila Cabello va jouer et chanter dans un remake de "Cendrillon", réalisé par la scénariste des films "Pitch Perfect", a indiqué à l'AFP une source proche du dossier, confirmant une information du site spécialisé The Hollywood Reporter.
Le projet a été initié par l'animateur et acteur James Corden ("Carpool Karaoke" notamment et "The Late Late Show with James Corden"), qui est associé de la société de production Fulwell 73 qui va piloter le film. Camila Cabello, qui est co-auteure de tous ses succès, participera à l'écriture des chansons du film, a également indiqué la source.
Aujourd'hui âgée de 22 ans, la chanteuse s'est fait connaître, à 16 ans seulement, au sein du groupe féminin Fifth Harmony, qu'elle a quitté en 2016 alors que se profilait pour elle une carrière en solo.
L'année suivante, elle a sorti le morceau "Havana", inspiré par ses racines cubaines, qui en a fait une star mondiale. Le titre a été numéro un dans des dizaines de pays, aux Etats-Unis notamment.
|NSYNC, Nicki Minaj to perform with Ariana Grande at Coachella? Comment Translate Page|| |
[USA], Apr 14 (ANI): Coachella 2019 is off to good start this year with Selena Gomez making a surprise appearance during DJ Snake's recent performance and Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry treating their fans with the first glimpse of the music festival PDA of the season!
Seems like Coachella has something more in store as Ariana Grande may soon treat her fans by performing with NSYNC band and rapper Nicki Minaj during her festival-closing set at Coachella today night, reported Variety.
Grande is headlining Coachella on Sunday night and she has been teasing her fans on her Instagram account that she might do a collaboration with the 90s boy band.
On Friday, Grande posted an old video of her and her mom at NSYNC concert from many years ago on the photo-sharing application, and the video pans to baby Grande singing along in her mother's arm.
Later that same day, the singer also posted a video of herself dancing and lip-syncing to the NSYNC classic 'Tearin' Up My Heart' with the caption "The best medicine 90s baby."
NSYNC band was an American boy band formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995. It consisted of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass.
However, word is that Timberlake will not be on board for the guest appearance during the music festival.
Minaj is less of a surprise for the fans as she has teamed up with Grande on several songs in the past, including 'Side To Side', 'Bed', 'Bang Bang' to name a few. The two are labelmates and co-sign each other regularly.
The singer recently shared photos of scans of her brain, and they showed that she has "terrifying" PTSD levels. However, the singer has been healing with the help of music. Last month she shared an emotional Instagram post saying, "music really saved my life and turned everything around."
The post by Grande has created a sense of worry amongst her fans that bombarded her with a long list of questions regarding the health of the 25-year-old singer.
As per an E! News report, last June, the 25-year-old singer candidly spoke about her anxiety and "signs of PTSD" with British Vogue.
On the work front, Ariana trademarked her recent song and album titled 'Thank You, Next ' after its massive success. The Grammy award winner wants to come up with a beauty line based on the hit single and subsequent album which dropped in February, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, Grande is currently performing for her 'Sweetener World Tour'. The tour kicked off on March 18 and will wrap up in Switzerland in October. (ANI)
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|Robert De Niro Wishes Jail Time For Trump Comment Translate Page|
It has been well documented that Robert De Niro is no fan of President Donald Trump. But that doesn’t stop the Academy Award-winning actor from lashing out whenever he gets a chance. His latest pummeling of Trump came during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter earlier this week. Robert De Niro was asked about his […]
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|Mark Hamill cree que el mundo está cansado de Star Wars Comment Translate Page|
El icónico actor estadounidense Mark Hamill, reconocido por dar vida a Luke Skywalker, expresó que tras tantas entregas, la audiencia se encuentra cansada del imperio de Star Wars. Hamill se presentó en el podcast Awards Chatter de The Hollywood Reporter con motivo de promocionar su más reciente proyecto, Knightfall transmitida por History Channel. La historia completa en: […]
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|De Niro Lets His Incompetence Shine: Despite No Facts, Thinks Mueller Can Put Trump Away for ‘Long Time’ Comment Translate Page|
Actor Robert De Niro is continuing to call for President Trump’s imprisonment — despite the fact that there’s no evidence of Trump colluding with Russia. In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, De Niro described his “Saturday Night Live” imitation of special counsel Robert Mueller as a kind of anti-Trump activism. “I consider it…
|De Niro Still Delusional With TDS Comment Translate Page||Actor Robert De Niro is continuing to call for President Trump's imprisonment - despite the fact that there's no evidence of Trump colluding with Russia.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, De Niro described his "Saturday Night Live" imitation of special counsel Robert Mueller as a kind of anti-Trump activism.
"I consider it my civic duty to do that part - just to be there because (Mueller) doesn't say much, but he doesn't have to. It's that simple," De Niro told the Hollywood Reporter.
"I might even be happier the day that Mueller puts him in handcuffs, takes him in an orange jumpsuit and puts him away for a long time," he continued.
De Niro's confidence that Trump deserves prison time comes despite the fact that Mueller's investigation found no evidence of the president colluding with Russia, according to Attorney General William Barr's summary of the report.
According to De Niro, however, Barr is holding back on the results of the investigation. In fact, it's only Democrats who are fighting to keep due process in place.
"It's pathetic," De Niro said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "You know what's interesting is that Democrats are trying to do the right thing and say, 'We're waiting for justice to come,' and then it doesn't come."
"Or it will come in a way, Mueller presented it in a way that's up to us and Congress to make, come up with the results, but now it's being barred by Barr," he continued. "And that's to be seen now what Congress will do and how effective they're going to be.
In the interview, De Niro identified himself and Mueller as people who "represent" bringing justice to the political sphere.
"I just to be present, to represent," De Niro said. "Mueller represented justice. And he still does. He's been muted by Barr and what's going on."
"But I think there's going to be a lot of mass demonstrations, a lot of protests if this is not resolved," he continued. "We have to know what went on. We have to know. The handwriting's on the wall."
Despite praising Democrats for seeking justice, De Niro seems to have already made up his mind that Trump is guilty, regardless of evidence. It seems clear that by "resolved," De Niro means that Trump getting sent to prison is the only outcome with which the actor will be satisfied.
This is likely not the first time you've heard De Niro's political opinions. He has been one of Hollywood's loudest critics of Trump since the 2016 elections.
At last year's Tony Awards, fellow Hollywood leftists gave De Niro a standing ovation after he used the f-bomb to address Trump. Among other things, De Niro has also referred to the president as "our lowlife-in-chief," according to the Hollywood Reporter.|
|Ryan Coogler de "Pantera Negra" é confirmado como o diretor de "Space Jam 2" Comment Translate Page|
O The Hollywood Reporter confirmou nesta semana que o diretor de "Pantera Negra", Ryan Coogler, será o responsável em comandar a sequência de "Space Jam".
Sequência do clássico Space Jam - O Jogo do Século, em que a turma dos Looney Tunes, liderada por Pernalonga vai atrás do astro dos esportes Michael Jordan para deter uma ameaça alienígena. Desta vez, o escolhido é LeBron James - que deverá se juntar aos personagens dos desenhos para uma nova aventura.
"Space Jam 2" tem estreia prevista para começo de 2020.
|Breaking Down The Hollywood Dispute Between Writers And Agents Comment Translate Page||NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter, about the ongoing dispute between writers and agents.|
|Breaking Down The Hollywood Dispute Between Writers And Agents Comment Translate Page|
|Breaking Down The Hollywood Dispute Between Writers And Agents Comment Translate Page||NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter, about the ongoing dispute between writers and agents.|