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Jennifer Hudson To Star With Taylor Swift And James Corden In Film Adaptation Of Hit Musical, 'Cats'

Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to star in an upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical, Cats.  The film is set up at Working Title and Universal and Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellan are confirmed. Tom Hooper is the directory and Lee Hall is adapting the script from the musical. It will begin producing in the UK this fall and other...

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Paramount TV President Fired For Reportedly Using 'Racially Charged Language'

Just a few weeks after Netflix fired it's PR head for using the N-word, Paramount Television has fired its president, Amy Powell, for using "racially charged language." The Hollywood Reporter says, The news was announced Thursday via an internal memo from Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos in which he outlined "multiple individuals" who raised "concerns around comments" made by the...

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Zazie Beetz In Talks To Star Opposite Joaquin Phoenix In Standalone DC Comics 'Joker' Origin Film

Atlanta star Zazie Beetz is what you call booked and busy. The actress, currently one of the most in-demand in Hollywood, is in talks to star in the upcoming, standalone Joker origin movie at Warner Bros. The film will see Phoenix take on the mantle of the DC Comics supervillain. Todd Phillips is the director. According to The Hollywood Reporter:  Phoenix is portraying the...

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Jamie Foxx Explains Why He Was OK With Heavy Usage Of N-Word In Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' Script

In a new interview with Yahoo!, Jamie Foxx is reflecting on his biggest roles of all-time, and one of them of course, is Django Unchained.  The script for the highly-successful film got heavy backlash due to the heavy usage of the n-word (over 100 times). Foxx says while many took issue with it (and still continue to), it was not a problem for him. “I understood the text. The...

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'Slender Man' Release Date Moved Up At Sony Despite Report Of Clash Between The Studio And Producers

Slender Man is staying at Sony. Not only is it staying at the studio, the Sylvain White-directed film will be released earlier than expected. The release date has been moved up to August 10 from August 24, 2018. Last month, Variety reported that the film was quietly being shopped around Hollywood. According to that report, Sony had envisioned the film as a low-budget,...