Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller team up in trailer for ’Spiderhead’

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Miles Teller and Chris Hemsworth enter a mind-altering world in the first trailer for sci-fi thriller Spiderhead.  

Teller portrays the character of Jeff, one of the inmates at Spiderhead, a futuristic penitentiary where Hemsworth’s character, Steve Abnesti, is running scientific experiments on prisoners who volunteer to be guinea pigs for emotion-altering drugs. 

The trailer for the film depicts some of the wild reactions the inmates have to the drugs, including hallucinations, convulsions and violence. “This place can really mess with your head,” Teller’s character says. 

“Our work will save lives,” Hemsworth’s character can be heard saying over a series of action shots. “We’re making the world a better place.” 

The film also stars Jurnee Smollett and is based on the short story Escape From Spiderhead by George Saunders

Spiderhead premieres on Netflix on June 17. 

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Amber Heard says her role in the ‘Aquaman’ sequel has been cut down due to defamation trial

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Amber Heard says that the ongoing defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp is now impacting her professional life. 

In Heard’s latest testimony in court, she claims that her role in the upcoming Aquaman sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, has been significantly cut down as a result of the trial. Heard was in the early stages of scheduling filming for the sequel when Depp sued her in 2019. His defamation suit was filed in response to an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in December 2018 speaking out about the alleged domestic abuse she experienced. 

Heard stars as Mera in the Aquaman series, the love interest to Jason Momoa‘s titular character. The actress says that “communications” with Warner Brothers, the studio producing the film, virtually “stopped” once news of the divorce broke. 

“I was given a script and then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character, without giving any spoiler aways, two characters fighting with one another, and they basically took a bunch out of my role,” she explains in court, according to Variety. “They just removed a bunch out.”

Heard and Depp’s trial began on April 11 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is slated to hit theaters in March 2023.  

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Drew Barrymore’s advice to her younger self: “Be on the high road”

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Drew Barrymore has found a peaceful balance in life. 

Looking back on her younger years, Drew says she lived a “wild, rebellious and fun” youth, and was open about her struggles with addiction, so much so she entered rehab at the age of 13 and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for six months. She was emancipated from her parents a year later.

Despite the troubles she faced, the actress has found a sense of tranquility in life that she knows her younger self couldn’t understand at the time. 

“I like trying to tell myself to please react with grace. Be on the high road. Don’t flip out about everything. Find calm, find peace,” she shares with People about her advice for her past self, adding that she “wouldn’t have listened” to those wise words as a teen. 

“Those are things I wish I could’ve told myself when I was a kid, but I would’ve never thought those things were possible, nor did I really want them at that time,” she expresses. “Now I want them.” 

The Golden Globe award winner’s talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, has been renewed for season three. It will air on CBS later this year.  

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‘Rust’ producer hopes they will complete film despite tragic death of cinematographer

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Despite the tragic shooting that occurred on set, the producer behind Rust is hopeful that they’ll be able to finish the film. 

Last year while filming the Western near Sante Fe, New Mexico, star Alec Baldwin was using a revolver as a prop gun when it accidentally discharged a fatal live round that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. Production has been suspended since the tragic incident occurred on October 21. The case is currently under investigation by the Sante Fe County Sheriff’s Office.  

Rust is obviously a horrific tragedy. The investigation will hopefully be resolved soon and will unveil what happened,” Rust producer Anjul Nigam tells The Hollywood Reporter“Obviously, there will be people out there who will have negative perspectives, but we’re confident about continuing to make quality movies.”

Anjul adds that he hopes that after the investigation is complete, they’ll be able to resume filming. 

“We’re confident we’ll be able to complete the movie,” he says, adding in a clarifying statement, “My statement that I was confident the film could be completed was just my optimism, and not an actual plan. Many of those who were involved hope to honor Halyna by completing her last work, but at this point it is just hope.”

Anjul and Alec are working on another project together, financing False Awakening, a horror film by Ben Tomson under a rebrand of their production company, Persona Entertainment. 

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“Be free, my beautiful mother. Be free”: Ashley Judd shares moving post in honor of mother Naomi Judd

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Ashley Judd is taking a walk down memory lane as she reflects on the passing of her mother, Naomi Judd

The actress took to Instagram following The Judds‘ induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame to share how the family has been honoring the memory of Naomi, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 76 due to mental illness. 

In the loving post, Ashley shared a photo of her and sister Wynonna Judd with their backs to the camera, looking at the bronze plaque of The Judds that sits in the rotunda at the Country Music Hall of Fame, along with a photo of Carly Pearce performing at the ceremony. 

Ashley then takes viewers inside the Judds’ home, sharing a photo of the altar she created in her mother’s honor that includes a picture of her silhouette from when she was 11 years old, surrounded by flowers and a book titled Grief Therapy. She also shares a video of Naomi’s husband, Larry Strickland, singing “How Great Thou Art,” along with a throwback photo from childhood of the sisters with their mom at Little Cat Creek in their home state of Kentucky. 

“Speechless,” Ashley begins in the caption. “Your outpouring is reaching me. Thank you for every thought, prayer, message, text, email, post, expression. We each are alone and we are in fellowship, broken and held, protected from nothing and sustained in everything. It’s the beginning of an old story, life and death, loss and life. Be free, my beautiful mother. Be free.” 

Ashley and Wynonna were both present at the Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Nashville Sunday, where they paid a tearful tribute to their late mother, who died one day before the event.

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‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ renewed for season three

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The Drew Barrymore Show is returning to daytime TV, but with a twist. 

The syndicated CBS show hosted by Drew Barrymore has been renewed for a third season in 2022-2023 and will now air as two, 30-minute episodes that can be broadcast back-to-back or at separate times. 

“I am honored and grateful but I also want to take this show higher and continue to innovate and be a game-changer in the daytime space,” Drew says in a statement. “Rising to the occasion of finding people in the diverse way they watch is what I want to challenge myself with. Our show wants to be a bright spot not a blind spot and we just want to make people feel good. And I thank all the people who helped us get here.”

The longtime actress, who hosts and executive produces the talk show, shared a video of herself screaming in excitement at the news of the renewal.  

The Drew Barrymore Show debuted in September 2020. 

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Jim Carrey considering “taking a break” from acting

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Jim Carrey may be stepping away from acting in the near future. 

The comic and actor, who’s currently starring in the animated film Sonic the Hedgehog 2, tells Access Hollywood that he’s “fairly serious” about “retiring.” 

“I really like my quiet life,” he expresses, focusing his time on painting and spirituality. 

The legendary actor, who’s 60, says he would consider returning to the big screen if he’s presented with a script that is “going to be really important for people to see.”

“But I’m taking a break,” he affirms. “I feel like I have enough, I’ve done enough, I am enough.”

In addition to Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which comes out on April 8, Carrey is also appearing in the Bob Saget tribute special alongside Chris Rock, John Stamos and more, premiering on Netflix in June.

 

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Chris Rock doesn’t condone fan who shouted derogatory phrase about Will Smith during his stand-up show

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Chris Rock apparently isn’t tolerating fans’ negative reactions to Will Smith

During his stand-up show at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Thursday night, the comedian shut down an audience member who yelled “f*** Will Smith!”, instead replying “no, no, no, no,” according to People. This after fans at his first show at the Wilbur on Wednesday, his first live appearance since Smith slapped him during the Academy Awards, started chanting Smith’s name, which Rock ignored. 

However, Rock did address the incident during the Wednesday show, saying that he’s “still processing what happened” and declaring, “I haven’t talked to anyone, despite what you’ve heard.”

During the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night, Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith‘s bald head, which she shaved due to alopecia, which causes hair loss. Her husband reacted to the joke by walking onstage and slapping Rock across the face, after which he returnedg to his seat and twice shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f****** mouth!” 

Later in the ceremony, Smith won his first Academy Award, for Best Actor for King Richard.

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Chris Rock doesn’t condone fan who shouted derogatory phrase about Will Smith during his stand-up show

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Chris Rock apparently isn’t tolerating fans’ negative reactions to Will Smith

During his stand-up show at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Thursday night, the comedian shut down an audience member who yelled “f*** Will Smith!”, instead replying “no, no, no, no,” according to People. This after fans at his first show at the Wilbur on Wednesday, his first live appearance since Smith slapped him during the Academy Awards, started chanting Smith’s name, which Rock ignored. 

However, Rock did address the incident during the Wednesday show, saying that he’s “still processing what happened” and declaring, “I haven’t talked to anyone, despite what you’ve heard.”

During the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night, Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith‘s bald head, which she shaved due to alopecia, which causes hair loss. Her husband reacted to the joke by walking onstage and slapping Rock across the face, after which he returnedg to his seat and twice shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f****** mouth!” 

Later in the ceremony, Smith won his first Academy Award, for Best Actor for King Richard.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill react to shocking ‘1883’ finale: “We were crying so much”

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(SPOILERS AHEAD) If you watched the season finale of 1883 on Sunday night, then you can rest assured knowing that Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were just as emotional as you were about what happened. 

The season one finale included with the heartbreaking death of Elsa Dutton, 17-year-old daughter to Tim’s James Dutton and Faith’s Margaret Dutton. The country couple says that they often read the scripts aloud to each other, but when it came time to read the season’s final two episodes leading up to their TV daughter’s death, they could barely keep it together. 

“When we got the final two, we literally couldn’t read them to each other because we were crying so much — I mean, ugly, boohoo crying,” Tim tells Varietyreferring to himself as a “blubbering idiot.” 

“It took me about an hour to read it to him because most of the time, I couldn’t catch my breath I was crying so hard,” adds Faith. 

Tim and Faith are parents to three daughters: 24-year-old Gracie, 23-year-old Maggie and 20-year-old Audrey. The “My Little Girl” singer remarks that Isabel May, the actress who plays Elsa, looked like she could be one of their daughters, adding even more emotion to the scene. 

“You do become emotionally invested and you do bring your real-life situation into the way you act. You find that piece of your life or a piece of who you are and you can sort of put it under a magnifying glass,” Tim says. “It does expose all those emotions, and it’s hard as a parent, playing that role — you don’t want to go to any dark places in your mind about your kid.” 

1883 premiered in December and recently was renewed for a second season. 

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