“Wonder Woman 1984” star Connie Nielsen and “Doctor Who’s” Christopher Eccleston are set to star in psychological drama “Close to Me,” the first English-language drama to originate from Nordic Entertainment Group’s (NENT) fledgling U.K. operation. NENT Studios U.K. is adapting British author Amanda Reynolds’ novel “Close to Me” in an eponymous six-part series that will
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Jerry Garcia was the only latter-day member of the Grateful Dead that Joan Osborne didn’t get to know. That goes without saying if you know that she was drafted to take over some of Garcia’s lead vocal duties in the 2003 reunion tour by the reconstituted group that by then was calling itself the Dead.
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Walt Disney World will shorten its theme park hours starting in September. After being closed for a few months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Florida parks reopened in July with new health and safety procedures. On Sept. 8, the hours for Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Epcot will be reduced. Magic Kingdom,
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Could a Twitter–TikTok tie-up transpire? The social network and TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, have engaged in “preliminary” discussions about merging TikTok’s U.S. operations with Twitter, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing anonymous individuals. Twitter declined to comment. A TikTok rep said via email Sunday, “As a matter of corporate policy we do not comment
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Are concert-starved music fans ready to pony up for livestream subscription series involving different artists every week? And is it time for established music venues to start experimenting with letting very small and spaced-out audiences back in their doors? These may seem like two separate questions. But they’re not when it comes to the storied
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One day after Hulu canceled her series “High Fidelity” after one season, star Zoë Kravitz called out the streaming service for not having shows with much diversity. Kravitz took to her Instagram on Thursday to post some behind-the-scenes photos with her “High Fidelity” cast members after news broke that the show was canceled. “I wanna
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“Do You Remember Dolly Bell?,” the directorial debut of iconic Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica, has joined Heritage Online, the Locarno Film Festival’s recently launched platform for classic movies. Set in Sarajevo in the mid-1960s, the film—an irreverent, coming-of-age story about a young man who falls in love with a prostitute—earned Kusturica the Golden Lion for
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“Traveller,” the first major screen credit of “The Crying Games’” Neil Jordan, Canadian Denis Coté’s debut feature “Drifting States” and Arturo Ripstein’s “The Place Without Limits,” a 1977 Mexican LGBTQ movie, are three titles featured in the inaugural lineup of the Locarno Film Festival’s Heritage Online section. Another, 1954 Egyptian transgender comedy “Miss Hanafi,” underscores
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Halted by COVID-19, and now part of Locarno’s The Films After Tomorrow competition, Lav Diaz’s “When the Waves Are Gone” looks set to mark the first time the Filipino auteur will enjoy the upsides of full-force international co-production. That co-production involve, moreover, some of highest-profile art film producers currently working in Europe. Winner of Locarno
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Dixie D’Amelio has landed a record deal with L.A. Reid’s HitCo Entertainment, joining Jennifer Lopez, Saint JHN, Outkast’s Big Boi and Dinah Jane on the label’s roster. The 18-year-old social media sensation boasts over 15 million followers on Instagram and 33 million followers on TikTok. The Connecticut native is also the older sister of Charli
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