Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini fumed over "football suicide" on Wednesday after his team played more than 70 minutes a man down in their 1-0 loss in the Champions League to Real Madrid.
In today’s TV news roundup, The CW announced premiere dates for new and returning series, including “Kung Fu” and “The Republic of Sarah,” and the 2021 Writers Guild Awards will be hosted by Kal Penn. RENEWALS CNN has picked up a second season of “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,” an original series featuring the actor’s […]
Dalibor Barić’s audacious “Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus” is a welcome reminder that “animated” carries more than one meaning. While it’s true that the Croatian filmmaker’s experimental lulu employs such methods as rotoscoping and collage, it’s also vibrant and alive in a way that few films falling under the wide umbrella of animation […]
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Stocks on Wall Street ended sharply higher on Wednesday as a selloff in technology stocks eased and a rotation into cyclical shares, such as energy stocks, continued.The Nasdaq index, which traded as much as 1.3% lower earlier in the session, regained its footing by early afternoon and closed higher. The Dow hit a record high in the session.The major indexes staged a comeback after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's comments on his second day of testimony to congress soothed inflation worries.Carin Pai is head of equity strategy at Fiduciary Trust International:"This is confidence for markets. A confidence-booster in terms of the Fed's commitment to keeping rates low and to support the economy. I don't think the Fed will raise rates too quickly. They've committed to not doing anything to disrupt the potential for the economy to re-gain its footing."Among the biggest movers on Wall Street: Gamestop. The video game retailer surged more than 100% before shares were halted. It announced this week its chief financial officer will resign.The company was at the center of a stock-trading frenzy in late January which saw retail investors drive up its stock, hitting hedge funds who had been betting against the company.Tesla meanwhile gained 6% after star investor Cathie Wood's Ark Invest fund bought more shares, to the tune of $171 million, in the wake of a sharp fall in the electric-car maker's stock.
Tiger Woods could return to competitive golf within a year, top orthopedic surgeons said on Wednesday, but the road back from serious leg injuries sustained in a car crash will be a long and grueling one. Already credited with one of sport's great comebacks when he returned from back surgery to win a fifth Masters in 2019, ending an 11-year majors drought, Woods will have to be even more resilient if he is to overcome the damage done in Tuesday's accident. Woods sustained compound fractures of his tibia and fibula to his right leg in the early morning crash along with additional injuries to his foot and ankle, according to a statement posted on the former world No. 1's official Twitter account.
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Paramount+ has ordered true-crime anthology series “American Tragedy” as a followup to Paramount Network’s miniseries “Waco,” the upcoming streaming service announced during parent company ViacomCBS’ streaming-centric investor day Wednesday. Per Paramount+, “each season of a new anthology series, American Tragedy, will tackle complicated moments in true crime.” “Waco,” which premiered in January 2018 on Paramount Network, starred Taylor Kitsch as preacher and cult leader David Koresh. The miniseries followed the story of the deadly 1993 FBI raid of Koresh’s compound, a 51-day standoff that ended in the deaths of 76 men, women and children, including Koresh himself. Also Read: Taylor Kitsch Promises Salvation in First Trailer for Paramount Network's 'Waco' (Video) The show also starred Michael Shannon, John Leguizamo, Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Melissa Benoist, Paul Sparks, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim and Julia Garner. The series was executive produced by Weinstein Television, written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle and directed by John Erick Dowdle. “Waco” is based on two biographies: “A Place Called Waco” by Branch Davidian survivor David Thibodeau and “Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator,” written by the FBI’s Head of Crisis Negotiation Unit Gary Noesner. More to come… Read original story Paramount+ Orders True-Crime Anthology Series ‘American Tragedy’ At TheWrap
A streaming spinoff of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” will debut next week on Paramount+, the network announced on Wednesday. “60 Minutes+” episodes will be led by correspondents Enrique Acevedo, Seth Doane, Wesley Lowery and Laurie Segall — the same four-person team that created dozens of episodes for the “60 in 6” series on the now-shuttered Quibi platform. Jonathan Blakely, who also worked on the Quibi series, will executive produce. Shows on “60 Minutes+” will be longer than the traditional TV version of “60 Minutes.” The first three episodes, which will be released next Thursday on Paramount+, will feature an interview with Jacob Chansley, the “QAnon shaman” who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January; a profile of the musician J Balvin; and a report on shrinking glaciers. After that, a new “60 Minutes+” episode will release once per week. Also Read: '60 Minutes' Trump Interview Draws 16.8 Million Viewers, Best Since Stormy Daniels in 2018 “I’m proud to be working with such a group of talented journalists bringing the 60 MINUTES tradition to a new platform,” Blakely said in a statement. “Laurie, Wesley, Enrique, Seth and our entire team are going to make 60 MINUTES+ a standout program for a new and growing audience.” Read original story ’60 Minutes’ Spinoff Sets March Debut on Paramount+ At TheWrap
President Joe Biden's pick to be the top U.S. trade envoy is promising to work with America's allies to combat China's aggressive trade policies, indicating a break from the Trump administration's go-it-alone approach. Fluent in Mandarin, Tai served several years as head of China enforcement at the trade representative's office.
A “Ray Donovan” feature-length film that picks up where the show’s seventh and final season left off is set at Showtime. Star Liev Schreiber will return to his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role, and will co-write the script along with series showrunner David Hollander, who will also serve as director. Jon Voight will also reprise his role as Mickey Donovan, and Kerris Dorsey will return as Ray’s daughter Bridget. Production is scheduled to begin later this year in New York. Also Read: Liev Schreiber on Fan Outcry After 'Ray Donovan' Cancellation: 'Your Voices Have Been Heard' “When ‘Ray Donovan’ went off our air after seven great seasons, we heard from so many of its loyal fans that they were not ready to say goodbye to Ray and the wonderfully dysfunctional Donovan clan,” Showtime president of entertainment Gary Levine said in a statement. “And so, for them, we are delighted that Liev and David are creating a thrilling new chapter of this iconic series.” Hollander, Schreiber, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro are executive producing. The show ran from 2013 to 2020 and had 82 episodes, which earned multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, Writers Guild and Critics’ Choice nominations. Voight won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series of Motion Picture Made for Television. Read original story Showtime Sets ‘Ray Donovan’ Film That Picks Up Where Final Season Ended At TheWrap
“Ray Donovan” is getting a feature length film continuation at Showtime. Following the show’s surprising cancellation after seven seasons last year, star Liev Schreiber will return in the title role, with series stars Jon Voight and Kerris Dorsey also returning. Schreiber is co-writing the script with series showrunner David Hollander, with Hollander also directing. Hollander […]
Marvel has been training fans since 2008 to pay attention to every little detail. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that fans are pretty convinced the fake “Spider-Man 3” titles the cast dropped ahead of the film’s real title reveal might still contain real clues about the movie. Tom Holland’s third solo Spider-Man film will be called “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” But the day before announcing that title, the stars trolled fans on social media by posting some amusing fake titles: Holland joked the film would be called “Spider-Man: Phone Home”; Jacob Batalon claimed it was “Spider-Man: Home Wrecker”; and Zendaya posted “Spider-Man: Home Slice.” Though these titles may not have been real, fans aren’t so sure that there’s nothing to be learned from them. In fact, quite a lot of fans are convinced that the colors of each one are indicative of the film’s villain. Or rather, one of the film’s villains. Because at this point, we’ve already got a few. Also Read: Tom Holland Announces the Real 'Spider-Man 3' Title After a Bunch of Fakes We know that Jamie Foxx will appear as Electro and Alfred Molina will play Doctor Octopus, and though the precise story details aren’t known, it’s widely assumed they’re reprising the versions of the characters they played in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Spider-Man 2” respectively. Meaning that whatever multiverse stuff WandaVision might be setting up — and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will definitely deal with — could also play a big role in “No Way Home.” But Electro and Doc Ock are also charter members of Spider-Man villain team The Sinister Six, which also includes Vulture (Michael Keaton) who is still very much alive and in jail in the MCU Spider-Man franchise. That’s half of the villainous gang right there. But we met another member of The Sinister Six in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”: Mysterio. Though he died at the end of the movie – remember, Edith confirmed it wasn’t an illusion – Marvel fans are starting think he may return. Why? Because the colors of the fake title cards were green: Tom Holland on Instagram Pink: Zendaya on Instagram And silver: Jacob Batalon on Instagram Now, let’s take a look at the color palette of Mysterio’s costume. Sony Pictures Granted, Mysterio’s bodice and gauntlets seem to be more gold than silver, but a suit change-up has proven to be of minor consequence in the MCU. Spider-Man himself has had four at this point. So, are the colors of these fake-outs alluding to the return of Quentin Beck and his joining the Sinister Six? Also Read: Tom Holland Teases 'Spider-Man' 3 Title With Hilarious Fake Further convincing fans of Mysterio’s return is a shadow looming in one of the first photos from the set of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” – one of the only legit things to come with the fake titles. In it, Peter, MJ and Ned are all looking up at something (or someone). Spider-Man 3 Far From Home Sequel If you look closely, there’s a shadow falling on MJ’s jacket that appears to have a distinctly rounded head. The kind of shadow a suit like this might cause: Sony Pictures Now, again, Mysterio is dead on this Earth. Aside from Vision on “WandaVision,” (and he’s an android, not a biological being), we’ve yet to see a case of someone resurrected from the dead. There’s always the possibility that “No Way Home” could change that. But if Mysterio really were to return, it wouldn’t be out of place to have it be a Mysterio from a different Earth. After all, just because Quentin Beck lied about being from a different Earth at the beginning of “Far From Home,” it doesn’t mean that there isn’t another version of him out there. Also Read: Everyone in Hollywood Has Been Cast in 'Spider-Man 3' - At Least According to Twitter Then again, the colors of those title cards could refer to someone else entirely. As one Twitter user pointed out, there’s another famous Spidey villain with a similar color palette of green, pink and silver – one that also had a run with the Sinister Six. Somethin’s up with these Spider-Man 3 titles… just sayin. #SpiderMan3 pic.twitter.com/r4FTBlXAPj — Jake Taylor (@jaketaylor5454) February 24, 2021 Lest we forget, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” did try to set up the Sinister Six itself, with Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin included. Though Holland insists that Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire will not be showing up in “No Way Home,” it’s still possible that the movie will continue to pull from their worlds. All that said, fans could theorize until the day’s done (and likely will), yet the colors of these title cards could mean absolutely nothing, and Marvel just has everyone whipped. Who knows? Read original story ‘Spider-Man 3': Do the Fake Titles Hint at Real Villain? At TheWrap
“Avatar: The Last Airbender” fans had their dreams of more content based on the beloved animated series and its sister spinoff squashed last year when the series’ creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko stepped away from a planned live-action adaptation project at Netflix last August. But today, Nickelodeon announced that the world of “Avatar” and […]
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You wouldn’t be able to guess it while watching the visually complex and highly detailed “WandaVision,” but the Marvel Studios series on Disney Plus was cinematographer Jess Hall’s first time working on a television series. The cinematographer credits his experience with shooting Cannes Gold Lion and Silver D&AD award-winning commercials and his long-form work on […]
Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the creators behind Nickelodeon’s beloved “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” are returning to the company to launch Avatar Studios, a new division that will produce animated projects within the franchise. The studio’s first project will be a film set within the world of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and sequel series “Legend of Korra,” Nickelodeon boss Brian Robbins said Wednesday at ViacomCBS’ investor day. DiMartino and Konietzko will serve as co-chief creative officers at Avatar Studios, reporting to Nick Animation president Ramsey Naito. The division will produce projects for the newly rebranded Paramount+ streaming service and Nick’s own platforms, as well as for third parties and theatrical release. Also Read: Netflix's Live-Action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Series Loses Original Creators “Avatar: The Last Airbender” ran for three seasons on Nick from 2005 to 2008, and is one of the network’s most lauded series among both kids and adult audiences. The series later spawned a sequel, “The Legend of Korra,” which ran for four seasons starting in 2012, in addition to comic book titles and graphic novels. The two series recently saw renewed attention after debuting on Netflix last year. “‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘Korra’ have grown at least tenfold in popularity since their original hit runs on Nickelodeon, and Ramsey Naito and I are incredibly excited to have Mike and Bryan’s genius talent on board to helm a studio devoted to expanding their characters and world into new content and formats for fans everywhere,” Robbins said in a statement. “Creator-driven stories and characters have long been the hallmarks of Nickelodeon, and Avatar Studios is a way to give Mike and Bryan the resources and runway to open up their imaginations even more and dive deeper into the action and mythology of ‘Avatar’ as we simultaneously expand upon that world and the world of content available on Paramount+ and Nickelodeon.” Also Read: Netflix Is Turning Nickelodeon's 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Into a Live-Action Series DiMartino and Konietzko were originally attached to a live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” at Netflix, but exited the project last June, citing creative differences. “I realized I couldn’t control the creative direction of the series, but I could control how I responded. So, I chose to leave the project,” DiMartino said at the time. That project remains in production at Netflix, with Dan Lin continuing as executive producer via his production company Rideback. Read original story ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Movie From Original Creators in the Works at Nick At TheWrap
Prepare yourselves for the return of Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Angelica Pickles, Susie Carmichael and Phil and Lil DeVille. An all-new “Rugrats” CG-animated series is slated to premiere on streaming service Paramount Plus (née CBS All Access) in 2021, announced Nickelodeon at ViacomCBS’ investor day. Set to reprise their roles are stars E.G. Daily (Tommy), […]
Paramount+’s upcoming “Rugrats” revival will reunite the entire voice cast from the original run of the Nickelodeon series, the network announced Wednesday. The CG-animated series will see E.G. Daily reprise her role as Tommy Pickles alongside Nancy Cartwright as Chuckie Finster, Cheryl Chase as Angelica Pickles, Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael and Kath Soucie as Phil and Lil DeVille. “‘Rugrats’ is one of the most iconic cartoons recognized by fans around the globe, and this original version is one we are taking great care and pride in creating for a brand new audience,” Ramsey Naito, president of Nickelodeon Animation, said. “Having the voice cast behind these special characters come together is one of the essential pieces to making the show recognizable and we can’t wait to watch this talented group bring them to life again.” Also Read: 'Rugrats': Live-Action Movie Finds Its Director Based on the 1991 Nickelodeon series, the “Rugrats” revival follows a group of toddlers as they “explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point of view.” The series was created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo and Paul Germain. Eryk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier are executive producers on the revival, and Dave Pressler and Casey Leonard serve as co-executive producers. Rachel Lipman is co-producer, and production is overseen by Mollie Freilich, senior manager of current series animation at Nickelodeon. ViacomCBS also has a live-action “Rugrats” movie coming from “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” director David Bowers under its Paramount Players banner. Read original story Original ‘Rugrats’ Voice Cast to Return for Nickelodeon Revival Series At TheWrap
ViacomCBS has a slew of series adapted from Paramount’s library of films in the pipeline for the streaming service Paramount+, the company announced Wednesday. Paramount Television Studios will produce adaptations of “Love Story,” “The Italian Job,” “Fatal Attraction” and “The Parallax View,” all of which will debut on the streaming service sometime after its March 4 launch. The projects join previously announced series inspired by “Flashdance,” “Grease” and “The Godfather.” The projects were announced by Paramount Television Studios president Nicole Clemens at ViacomCBS’s streaming presentation to investors on Wednesday. Clemens detailed the projects in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news of the new series. Also Read: 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars,' 'Road Rules' Revival Join Paramount+ Unscripted Slate “Gossip Girl” duo Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will serve as executive producers on the “Love Story” adaptation, which will be jointly produced by Paramount TV Studios and CBS TV Studios. Directed by Arthur Hiller, the 1970 romance starred Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw. The “Fatal Attraction” reimagining, inspired by the 1987 film starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas, will be written by Alexandra Cunningham and Kevin Hynes. The “Dirty John” alums will executive produce alongside Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television and Stanley Jaffe and Sherry Lansing, produces of the original film. “Hawaii Five-O” alum Matt Wheeler will write the “Italian Job” series, which will center on the grandchildren of Michael Caine’s character in the 1969 film. Donald De Line, a producer on the original film, will executive produce the adaptation. No writer is currently attached to the “Parallax View” adaptation, though Paula Wagner is set as executive producer. Read original story ‘Italian Job,’ ‘Love Story,’ ‘Fatal Attraction’ Among Films Getting Series Adaptations at Paramount+ At TheWrap