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Scarlett Johansson and SNL's Colin Jost Are Engaged After Two Years of Dating

Scarlett Johansson and SNL's Colin Jost Are Engaged After Two Years of Dating
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are getting married!

After two years of dating, the couple is engaged, the actress’ publicist Marcel Pariseau confirmed to the Associated Press on Sunday.

No wedding date has been set, according to Pariseau.

This will be the first marriage for the Saturday Night Live star, 36, while it will be Johansson’s third.

The Avengers: Endgame star, 34, finalized her divorce from her second husband, Romain Dauriac, in September 2017 after filing in March of that year. (They share 4-year-old daughter Rose.)

Johansson had also been married to actor Ryan Reynolds for just over two years from September
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‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Tops ‘Avengers: Endgame’ With $57 Million Opening

‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Tops ‘Avengers: Endgame’ With $57 Million Opening
This weekend was a big one at the box office for Lionsgate, as “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” gave the studio its biggest opening weekend since the “Hunger Games” series ended back in November 2015. The latest chapter in the story of the vengeful assassin has earned an opening of $57 million from 3,850 screens, nearly double the $30 million opening earned by “John Wick: Chapter 2” in 2017.

At a time when many studios are acquiring recognizable franchises for four-quadrant appeal, “John Wick” was developed entirely in-house at Lionsgate with writer/creator Derek Kolstad and director Chad Stahelski, growing from a cult favorite in 2014 to a potent R-rated summer action title. Critics and audiences have praised the film’s signature fight sequences, giving “Chapter 3” an 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an A- on CinemaScore.

As for “Avengers: Endgame,” which saw its time atop the box office charts come to an end this weekend, falling to No.
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‘The Souvenir’ Gifted Best Weekend Average; ‘Trial By Fire’ is Burned: Specialty Box Office

‘The Souvenir’ Gifted Best Weekend Average; ‘Trial By Fire’ is Burned: Specialty Box Office
The specialty box office is still in the doldrums as summer approaches, save for some breakouts. Showing some zest this weekend was Sundance’s The Souvenir from filmmaker Joanna Hogg, taking the weekend’s highest per theater average at $21,463. The A24 title starring newcomer Honor Swinton Byrne as well as her real-life mother Tilda Swinton (who plays her mother in the feature) and Tom Burke grossed $85,851 in four theaters.

“The film played to younger and older audiences in both markets this weekend with critics championing Honor Swinton Byrne’s heartbreaking and star-making performance in an expertly crafted romantic drama as one of the best of the year,” touted A24 Sunday.

How the film continues in the box office remains to be seen, but there’s already a sequel on the docket. “It’s a sign of confidence from investors in the project,” said The Souvenir producer Luke Schiller earlier this week.
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‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ Acquired by Showtime for U.S.

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‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ Acquired by Showtime for U.S.
Polygram Entertainment, Universal Music Group’s film and television division, along with Capitol Music Group, Motown Records and Fulwell 73 announced today that “Hitville: The Making of Motown” has been acquired by Showtime for release in North America with plans for a fall premiere, and Altitude for theatrical release in the UK and Ireland. The feature-length documentary chronicles the enormous success and enduring cultural impact of Motown Records, which will be celebrating its 60th anniversary this September. Endeavor Content brokered both deals and represents the project worldwide.

Directed by Gabe and Ben Turner, “Hitville: The Making of Motown” focuses on the period beginning with the birth of the company in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The story of Motown is told through interviews with the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as well as
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Liam Gallagher Documentary ‘As It Was’ Acquired by Screen Media

Screen Media has acquired the North American distribution rights to “Liam Gallagher: As It Was,” a rock documentary about the career of Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

The film directed by Gavin Fitzgerald and Charlie Lightening was made available at the Cannes marketplace this week, and Screen Media will release it in the fall to coincide with Gallagher’s second solo album. It also already has a U.K. release set for June 7, and the film will premiere with a special event at the Alexandra Palace venue, which sold out in 90 seconds.

The documentary, which released its first clip back in April, shows Gallagher preparing for a solo show in Manchester, England. The singer had gone through his champagne supernova years and was fighting for a comeback at the time the film was made. The frequently outspoken rock star, who is known for giving brash,
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Watch Adam Lambert Return to ‘American Idol’ to Belt ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Watch Adam Lambert Return to ‘American Idol’ to Belt ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Adam Lambert returned to the American Idol stage to perform Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” alongside Season 18 contestant Dimitrius Graham Sunday.

Though they performed a truncated version of the classic track, Lambert and Graham did not skimp on any of the bombast. The pair traded verses early on while Graham did an excellent job anchoring the famous opera section while receiving an assist from a small choir of back-up singers. With digital fireworks blazing in the background, Lambert and Graham roared through the song’s ending before bringing it to a close with the poignant refrain,
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Fox News Host Mark Levin’s New Book Dethrones Howard Stern From Amazon Best-Seller List

Fox News host Mark Levin’s new book “Unfreedom of the Press” has become the number one best-selling book on Amazon, dethroning Howard Stern and his new memoir as of Sunday evening.

Levin’s book doesn’t officially hit shelves until Tuesday, and the conservative firebrand managed to take the top spot on the strength of pre-order sales alone. Among the top five, Levin and Stern were joined by the Dr. Seuss graduation classic “Oh the Places You’ll Go” and the complete books in George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Fire and Ice”

Longtime bestsellers including Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” and the Washington Post’s annotated Mueller report are also among the top 10 of the website’s best-sellers.

Also Read: Tucker Carlson Praises Late Fox News Founder Roger Ailes: 'Really a Great and Wise Man'

Echoing many of the themes in his radio and television career, Levin’s
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Cannes Report, Day 6: ‘The Lighthouse’ Shines, Tarantino Begs for No Spoilers

Cannes Report, Day 6: ‘The Lighthouse’ Shines, Tarantino Begs for No Spoilers
No sooner than fans on the internet were signing petitions demanding that Robert Pattinson never play Batman, the former “Twilight” star took to Cannes to remind everyone how brilliant of an actor he can be with a crazed performance in “The Lighthouse.”

Robert Eggers’ film, his follow-up to the indie horror classic “The Witch,” stars Pattinson opposite Willem Dafoe, with Dafoe playing an aging lighthouse keeper in the early 20th century in Maine. The two lock horns in a tense psychological battle that has the two screaming at each other amid the film’s dark comedy and supernatural horror touches. And that doesn’t even begin to describe the half of it.

TheWrap’s Ben Croll wrote: “A richly textured portrait of two men on the far edges of society intensifying each other’s descent into madness, “The Lighthouse” lulls like a sea song, knocks like a wave and had
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Cowboy Hats and Pink Suits: Desure Mixes Americana, Yacht Rock on Debut Ep

Backstage at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, where he’s opening Midland’s Cinco de Mayo concert, Josh Desure is slipping into a bright pink double-breasted suit with a red rose in the lapel and a cowboy hat atop his head. It’s a sartorial choice that nods to the peaceful easy feeling of the Seventies in its hue and the outsized indulgence of the Eighties with its power-suit silhouette. Which is a good way to sum up the California songwriter’s brand of music: his self-titled debut Ep has one foot in both eras,
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Cannes: Screen Media Buys ‘Liam Gallagher: As It Was’ (Exclusive)

Screen Media has acquired North American rights to Charlie Lightening and Gavin Fitzgerald’s feature documentary “Liam Gallagher: As It Was.” The film follows the former Oasis frontman as he finds himself on the periphery of the rock ‘n’ roll world after years spent at the white hot center of the music world. Screen Media will release the film in the fall and will time it with the debut Gallagher’s upcoming second solo album.

Liam Gallagher: As It Was” premiered at the Cannes Market this week. Lightening, who previously directed the video for Gallagher’s video “Chinatown,” and his co-director Fitzgerald were granted behind-the-scenes access as Gallagher mounted a comeback. For years, Oasis topped the charts with catchy songs such as “Wonderwall” and “Champagne Supernova,” but Gallagher also dominated headlines with his loutish behavior and feuds with his brother and bandmate Noel. He was able to recapture some
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Madrid Region Booms as an International Production Hub

Madrid is booming as never before in its 125-year film history; arguably, no other European site is currently transforming so quickly into a global production hub.

A 20-minute drive north of the Spanish capital, a large white-concrete hanger has been built beside the Madrid-Burgos motorway, at the entrance to Tres Cantos, a well-heeled satellite village and industrial estate. Welcome to Netflix’s Madrid Production Hub, its first in Europe, which opened April 4.

Five minutes away from that are the offices of Movistar +, the pay TV unit of Telefonica, Europe’s second largest telecom, which has produced and released 20 original series since September 2017.

A quarter of an hour towards the city, in the Fuencarral district, the Mediapro Studio opened its doors last month, announcing it had 34 drama series in phases of production this year.

A hundred yards down the road are the offices of Mediterráneo, the new content production-distribution center of Mediaset España,
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Madrid Region Booms as an International Production Hub

Madrid is booming as never before in its 125-year film history; arguably, no other European site is currently transforming so quickly into a global production hub.

A 20-minute drive north of the Spanish capital, a large white-concrete hanger has been built beside the Madrid-Burgos motorway, at the entrance to Tres Cantos, a well-heeled satellite village and industrial estate. Welcome to Netflix’s Madrid Production Hub, its first in Europe, which opened April 4.

Five minutes away from that are the offices of Movistar +, the pay TV unit of Telefonica, Europe’s second largest telecom, which has produced and released 20 original
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‘The Lighthouse’ Ignites Cannes, Along With Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe Oscar Talk

‘The Lighthouse’ Ignites Cannes, Along With Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe Oscar Talk
It’s no surprise that psycho-thriller “The Lighthouse,” Robert Eggers’ dazzling follow-up to art-horror smash “The Witch,” should play well for Americans at Cannes. But it also played well on Sunday for two sets of turnaway international crowds who had to line up hours early to get into the Directors’ Fortnight entry, which could win a prize.

Rob Pattinson and Willem Dafoe go toe-to-toe in Eggers’ claustrophobic, Herman Melville-inspired two-hander, shot with black-and-white 35mm film and in Academy ratio. Filmed in stormy weather in Nova Scotia, the Quinzaine entry should yield another arthouse hit for A24. Their eventual date will reveal something about the distributor’s awards plans.

The Lighthouse” is something of a hybrid, which may be why it wound up in the Quinzaine, which is a strong Cannes platform for edgy indie fare like “The Florida Project,” among many other films, as opposed to the main Competition.
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‘Game of Thrones’: Plastic Water Bottle Spotted in Series Finale

‘Game of Thrones’: Plastic Water Bottle Spotted in Series Finale
Two weeks after a rogue coffee cup made its way into an episode of “Game of Thrones,” another modern-day refreshment popped up in Westeros, this time in the form of a plastic water bottle.

During one of the most important scenes in Sunday’s farewell episode, in which “The Iron Throne” was decided, a water bottle can be seen tucked behind Sir Samwell Tarly’s foot.

Lmaooo I Can't Breathe They Did It Again First Starbucks now a water bottle this show is a joke #GameOfThrones #GameOfThronesFinale #TheFinalEpisode pic.twitter.com/9YaFF8Pnm6

— ℝίτα||GoT Spoilers (@JonxDanyy) May 20, 2019

The coffee gaffe,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale Close-Up: The End

‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale Close-Up: The End
A lot happens in each episode of Game of Thrones. So every week, we’re drilling down on one memorable scene in particular. Full spoilers for the series finale, “The Iron Throne,” coming up.

“What unites people? Armies? Gold? Flags?” Tyrion Lannister asks the surviving elite of Westeros midway through the Game of Thrones finale. He pauses, having run through the incorrect answers before delivering what he believes to be the right one:

“Stories,” he continues. “There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it.
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Cannes: Stuart Ford’s Agc Takes World Sales on Emirati Comedy ‘Rashid and Rajab’

Stuart Ford’s Agc International sales arm has taken global distribution rights outside the Middle East to Dubai-set concept comedy “Rashid and Rajab” which will be hitting movie theaters in the region starting in June.

The deal between the film’s production company Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Agc, which have a close rapport, was signed in Cannes, they said in a statement.

Shot on location in Dubai, “Rashid and Rajab” revolves around a freak body switch between a wealthy Emirati executive and an Egyptian fast-food deliveryman. As a result, the pair gain a different perspective into each other’s lives, according to promotional materials.

The family-friendly pic is directed by Emirati director Mohammed Saeed Harib, known for creating Emirati animated children’s TV series “Freej.” It’s produced for Image Nation by Emirati filmmakers Ali Mostafa (“Fom A to B”) and Majid Alansari (“Zinzana”) in tandem with multi-hyphenate Rami Yasin’s Breakout Films.
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Whitney Houston Hologram Tour, New Album in the Works

Whitney Houston Hologram Tour, New Album in the Works
Whitney Houston’s estate has revealed plans for a new album from the late singer, as well as a tour featuring her hologram. Estate executor (and sister-in-law to to the performer) Pat Houston told The New York Times that there are potential plans for a touring hologram, a Broadway musical, branding deals and an album of unreleased tracks.

Since the singer’s death in 2012, the estate has held off on any activity, but Houston said now is the time. “Everything is about timing for me,” Houston confirmed. “It’s been
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Not Again! ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Features Cameo by Plastic Water Bottle

Not Again! ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Features Cameo by Plastic Water Bottle
The convenience stores of Westeros were busy during production on the final season of “Game of Thrones.”

Eagle-eyed viewers of Sunday’s series finale spotted a cameo from what appeared to be a plastic water bottle in a scene featuring the surviving leaders of the kingdom following the great Battle of Kings Landing that unfolded last week.

It’s almost but not completely tucked behind the left boot of Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) in a scene that occurs about 46 minutes into the 85-minute episode on HBO Go.

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Also Read: Will Any of the 'Game of Thrones' Spinoffs Show Us What Happens After the Finale?

This is the second continuity gaffe to strike the hit HBO series’ final season. Just two weeks ago, a take-out coffee cup popped up in a banquet scene featuring Emilia Clarke’s Daenarys.

The network digitally deleted that anachronistic cameo after fessing up to the error.
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Emilia Clarke Regrets Not Telling Beyonce Daenerys’ Fate on ‘Game of Thrones’

Emilia Clarke Regrets Not Telling Beyonce Daenerys’ Fate on ‘Game of Thrones’
We now know the fate of Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, a sad ending for a ruler got a little too power hungry in the end. Actress Emilia Clarke recounted the conclusion of the character’s arc to The New Yorker, saying she had to keep the finale a secret for two years, something that was particularly tricky when she met Beyonce at an Oscars party earlier this year.

“I see this vision, this angel, this incredible woman float towards me,” Clarke told The New Yorker. “I can’t quite control myself.
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