Rob Zombie shares first teaser for upcoming ’The Munsters’ movie

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Rob Zombie has shared the first teaser for his upcoming The Munsters movie.

The clip, which the "Dragula" rocker posted to his Instagram, begins as a nearly shot-for-shot remake of the original '60s TV show's opening credits, with Herman Munster, here played by Jeff Daniel Phillips, busting through a door, followed by Sheri Moon Zombie's Lily Munster and Daniel Roebuck's Grandpa, all set to the classic Munsters theme song.

The teaser then transitions from black and white to color as we see the trio silently sit together on a couch until Grandpa pipes up to ask, "Well, now what?"

Presumably we'll find out when The Munsters premieres later this year.

The film will be rated PG, which may be surprising, given Zombie's often bloody and violent filmography. In an Instagram post earlier this year, Zombie hinted at the more family-friendly tone of the movie, writing, "For those of you speculating, wondering and assuming that The Munsters would be dirty, violent and nasty … well, you are wrong."

Meanwhile, Zombie is preparing to hit the road on the Freaks on Parade tour alongside Mudvayne, Static-X and Powerman 5000. The outing launches in July.

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“Ecstatic” Kelly Osbourne announces pregnancy

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The Osbourne family will soon be adding a new member.

Kelly Osbourne, the daughter of Ozzy and Sharon, has announced that she's expecting her first child.

"I know that I have been very quiet these past few months so I thought I would share with you all as to why," Kelly, 37, writes in an Instagram post. "I am over the moon to announce that I am going to be a Mumma."

"To say that I am happy does not quite cut it," she adds. "I am ecstatic!"

Kelly's post, which includes photos of her holding up images from an ultrasound, was also shared by her mom.

"My [heart] could not be more full!" Sharon writes. "So excited to share the beautiful journey ahead with you."

Slipknot's Sid Wilson, who was confirmed to be in a relationship with Kelly earlier this year, posted an ultrasound photo, as well.

Kelly's announcement is an especially bright bit of news amid a tough few weeks for the Osbourne family, which saw Ozzy, Sharon and Kelly herself test positive for COVID-19.

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Reports: Travis Barker & Kourtney Kardashian are married

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Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are reportedly married.

According to TMZ, the Blink-182 drummer and the reality TV star tied the knot during a Las Vegas ceremony early Monday morning after Barker performed at the Grammys Sunday night. E! News and People confirmed the news with the Vegas chapel's owner, Marty Frierson.

Adding to the Vegas vibes, the wedding was apparently officiated by an Elvis Presley impersonator.

"I didn't know who it was until they pulled up," Frierson tells People. "I advertise as 24-hours but they wanted to make sure I was still there. They paid and they requested Elvis Presley, that was mandatory. I called back five minutes later and was like, I got an Elvis, and there they were."

TMZ and E! News both note that Barker and Karsdashian did not have a marriage license, so the nuptials might not be official official just yet.

Barker and Kardashian got engaged last October. This is Kardashian's first marriage, and Barker's third.

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Nirvana’s “Something in the Way” jumps over 700% in streaming following ’The Batman’ premiere

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The Batman has a whole lot of people listening to Nirvana's "Something in the Way."

According to Billboard, streams for the Nevermind closer -- if you don't count the hidden track "Endless, Nameless" -- have increased about 734% in the first four days since the Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz-starring film premiered last Friday.

"Something in the Way" is used multiple times in The Batman, and was also heard in the movie's trailer. In fact, the song heavily influenced writer-director Matt Reeves' interpretation of the comic book icon.

"Early on, when I was writing, I started listening to Nirvana, and there was something about 'Something in the Way'...which is part of the voice of that character," Reeves told Esquire magazine.

"When I considered, 'How do you do Bruce Wayne in a way that hasn't been seen before?' I started thinking, 'What if some tragedy happened and this guy becomes so reclusive, we don't know what he's doing? Is this guy some kind of wayward, reckless, drug addict?'" the filmmaker explained. "And the truth is that he is a kind of drug addict. His drug is his addiction to this drive for revenge. He's like a Batman Kurt Cobain."

The Batman is in theaters now.

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The waiting is the hardest part: Foo Fighters talk devilish new movie, ‘Studio 666’

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In a career filled with best-selling albums, worldwide tours and jam sessions with nearly every legendary rock star on the planet, Dave Grohl may have found his most unexpected project yet with Studio 666.

The new horror-comedy film stars Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters as fictionalized versions of themselves, who enter a creepy mansion to record their next album. Things soon turn from spooky to downright evil when Grohl is possessed by demonic forces and begins killing the other band members.

In between the R-rated flick's blood, gore and entrails, one might find a metaphor for the way a song might "possess" someone as they write it, though Grohl doesn't think it's exactly the same thing.

"Well, it's a little different, because in the film I'm inspired by Satan," Grohl tells ABC Audio. "That's not my typical motivation when I'm writing a Foo Fighters song. 'Times Like These' is not about the Devil."

He adds, "Making this movie, we know what it's like to make an album. We just had to learn what it's like to make an album possessed by the Devil."

Even putting Satan aside, making Studio 666 brought its fair share of surprises to Grohl and company.

"I thought the hardest part was sitting around waiting," Grohl says, channeling his one-time band mate, Tom Petty.

"Remember the room that we would sit around and wait in?" laughs guitarist Chris Shiflett. "We did it so f***ing low-budget. Like, there was two folding chairs and, like, a dirty old couch or something in this room, and we would just be huddled in there for, like, 12 hours a day."

Studio 666 is in theaters today.

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Director Matt Reeves on Kurt Cobain and “The Batman”: “[Bruce Wayne] is a kind of drug addict”

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The Batman director Matt Reeves has further explained how the film's version of the Caped Crusader is influenced by late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

In an interview with Esquire UK, Reeves details how the Nevermind song "Something in the Way," which plays in the trailer for The Batman, is "part of the voice of that character."

"When I considered, 'How do you do Bruce Wayne in a way that hasn't been seen before?' I started thinking, 'What if some tragedy happened...and this guy becomes so reclusive, we don't know what he's doing? Is this guy some kind of wayward, reckless, drug addict?'" Reeves shares.

"And the truth is that [Wayne] is a kind of drug addict," the filmmaker adds. "His drug is his addiction to this drive for revenge. He's like a Batman Kurt Cobain."

Reeves previously told Empire magazine that he was reminded of the 2005 Gus Van Sant film Last Days, a fictional film that's loosely based on Cobain's death, while working on The Batman.

"I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant's Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor," Reeves said.

The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson in the title role, premieres in theaters March 4. The cast also features Zoë KravitzPaul Dano and Jeffrey Wright.

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Watch new trailer for Hulu’s upcoming ’Pam & Tommy’ series

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Hulu has released a second trailer for the upcoming Pam & Tommy limited series about Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's infamous sex tape.

While the first teaser focused mostly on the two men who stole and then sold the tape, played by Seth Rogen and Nick Offerman, the new clip gives us more of a preview of Lily James and Sebastian Stan's respective performances as the Baywatch superstar and the Mötley Crüe drummer.

"You don't seem to understand what a big deal this is," James' Anderson tells Stan's Lee, who replies, "I'm on that tape just the same as you." When Anderson says that the tape is "worse" for her, Lee shoots back, "How is this worse for you?"

Pam & Tommy is set to premiere February 2 with three episodes. Subsequent episodes will air weekly.

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About a Bat: ‘The Batman’ director reveals Kurt Cobain influence on upcoming movie

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First we had a Metallica and Tool-loving Aquaman, and now we have a Kurt Cobain-influenced Batman.

In an interview with Empire magazine, director and writer Matt Reeves explains how the late Nirvana frontman helped inspire his characterization of the Dark Knight in the upcoming film, The Batman.

"When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana's "Something in the Way,'" Reeves shares. "That's when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we've seen before, there's another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse."

Reeves adds he was reminded of the 2005 Gus Van Sant film Last Days, a fictional film that's loosely based on Cobain's death.

"I started making this connection to Gus Van Sant's Last Days, and the idea of this fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor," Reeves says.

The Cobain connection to The Batman is already clear in the film's trailer, which is soundtracked by "Something in the Way." The movie, which stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, hits theaters March 4, 2022.

By the way, The Batman isn't the first superhero film to use Nirvana's music. "Come as You Are" is featured in Captain Marvel, while Black Widow opens with a choir version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

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Director Rob Zombie reveals his Lily & Herman for upcoming ‘The Munsters’ film

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Musician and director Rob Zombie has revealed the first cast members of his upcoming The Munsters film.

Sherri Moon Zombie and Jeff Daniel Phillips will be playing Lily and Herman Munster, respectively. Moon, who is Zombie's wife, has starred in several of the "Dragula" rocker's films, including the Firefly trilogy, 31 and his Halloween films. Phillips, meanwhile, is also a Zombie regular, but you may know him best as one of the cavemen in those old GEICO commercials.

Additionally, Zombie has announced that Matlock and Lost alum Daniel Roebuck will play Grandpa Munster, aka The Count.

The Munsters, of course, was originally a 1960s TV comedy show depicting a family of lovable monsters. It was briefly rebooted for the 2012 NBC special Mockingbird Lane, but was never picked up for a full series.

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Venom 2 opens at number one with record COVID-era box office weekend

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When it came to the box office, Venom: Let There Be Carnage certainly lived up to its name.

Sony's comic-book movie sequel -- which was produced in association with Marvel Studios -- was easily the biggest film of the weekend, debuting at number one with an impressive $90 million three-day total. 

According to The Hollywood ReporterVenom 2's haul is the biggest theatrical opening since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. That record previously belonged to Marvel's Black Widow, which opened with over $80 million.

Venom 2 also bests the $80 million bow posted by the first Venom movie, which introduced us to Tom Hardy's take on the Spider-Man universe anti-hero back in 2018. Along with Hardy, Oscar-nominee Michelle Williams reprises her role in the sequel, while Woody Harrelson and Naomie Harris lead the additions to the cast.

Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which had led the box office for four straight weeks, finally fell from the top spot to number three, adding another $6 million to its total, which now stands at over $200 million. 

The animated family feature The Addams Family 2 slipped into the number-two spot with an $18 million opening. On the other side of the family-friendly spectrum, The Many Saints of Newark -- a prequel to HBO's iconic series The Sopranos, featuring the late James Gandolfini's son Michael as a young Tony Soprano -- bowed at number four with $5 million.

Musical Dear Evan Hanson rounds out the top five, adding $2.5 million in its second week.

 

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