Breaking News January 17, 2024: Gwen Stefani Reunites With No Doubt to Headline Coachella, Jennifer Lopez Drops ‘This Is Me… Now’ Trailer With Ben Affleck

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Gwen Stefani will reunite with No Doubt to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California this April. The annual music festival features a mix of established performers, emerging artists, and recently reunited bands such as No Doubt.

The Coachella announcement lists No Doubt as the overall headliner but does not indicate when the band might perform. Lana Del Rey will headline April 12 and 19; Tyler, the Creator tops the bill on April 13 and 20; and Doja Cat is top dog on April 14 and 21. It's unclear on which weekend (both?) that No Doubt will perform.

According to TMZ, No Doubt hasn't performed live together since the Global Citizen Earth Day Concert in Washington, D.C. in 2015. About an hour before the 2024 Coabarbchella lineup dropped, No Doubt teased a possible reunion on X.

No Doubt formed in Anaheim, California in 1986. They are known for hit songs such as “Just a Girl,” “Simple Kind of Life,” “Underneath It All,” and “Hey Baby,” to name a few. Stefani went on to have a successful solo career but occasionally reunites with the guys in No Doubt.

Presale tickets for Coachella 2024 featuring No Doubt go on sale Friday, January 19.

Jennifer Lopez’s ‘This Is Me… Now’ Trailer Features Ben Affleck

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The new trailer for Jennifer Lopez's This Is Me… Now dropped today. The reportedly genre-bending film features husband Ben Affleck as well as cameos by Trevor Noah, Kim Petras, Sofia Vergara, Keke Palmer, and more.

The official synopsis reads: “Jennifer has created a narrative-driven cinematic odyssey, steeped in mythological storytelling and personal healing. Dropping in tandem with her first studio album in a decade, this genre-bending Amazon original showcases her journey to love through her own eyes. With fantastical costumes, breathtaking choreography, and star-studded cameos, this panorama is an introspective retrospective of Jennifer’s resilient heart.”

J.Lo's new single “Can't Get Enough” is featured on her album This Is Me… Now, which drops on February 16 — the same day the film of the same name premieres on Prime Video. Click here to watch the trailer.

First Look at Pauly Shore as Richard Simmons

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Pauly Shore is developing a movie starring himself as reclusive fitness guru Richard Simmons. Shore reportedly listened to fans' suggestions on social media about his resemblance to Simmons and how Shore should play Simmons on-screen.

Shore hopes to shoot the Simmons biopic this summer. For now, check out the teaser for the short film The Court Jester to see Shore as Simmons.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Shore said, “I am him. I like helping people. I like health. I like putting that energy out there. Through my mom and [The Comedy Store], she helped a lot of people and it kind of got passed down to me — I help comedians and people, and so I really relate to Richard. And I've been going to the gym since I was a kid. And I think I'm a little over the top as well, so I feel like I connect with him. And I've known him for years from back in the day. I started in the '90s… I used to always see him and I was always giving him hugs and high fives and stuff.”

When asked if Shore thinks he resembles Simmons, Shore said, “I mean, partly. Yeah, I think so. That's a compliment, by the way. He's very handsome. Also, his style and my style is very over the top and spontaneous, so that's inherent in me already. So you have all these things that kind of represent him already within me.”

The Court Jester premieres this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

UPDATE: Richard Simmons posted the following on Facebook: “Hi Everybody! You may have heard they may be doing a movie about me with Pauly Shore. I have never given my permission for this movie. So don’t believe everything you read. I no longer have a manager, and I no longer have a publicist. I just try to live a quiet life and be peaceful. Thank you for all your love and support.”

Searchlight Pictures Drops Jonathan Majors Movie ‘Magazine Dreams’

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Searchlight Pictures has abandoned the movie Magazine Dreams starring Jonathan Majors. The studio has returned the rights of the Sundance movie to the filmmakers.

According to IndieWire, Searchlight Pictures acquired Magazine Dreams at last year's Sundance Film Festival and scheduled it for release this year during awards season. After Majors got arrested on March 25 for assault and harassment, Searchlight Pictures pulled the film from its release schedule. Now that a jury found Majors guilty, Searchlight Pictures dropped the movie altogether, allowing the filmmakers to no doubt try to find another buyer. 

As reported by IndieWire, “Magazine Dreams is directed and written by Elijah Bynum and stars Majors as a socially awkward and reclusive amateur bodybuilder with dreams of stardom in professional weightlifting competitions.”

Both Marvel and the makers of 48 Hours in Vegas have cut ties with Majors post-conviction. Majors faces up to a year in jail when he is sentenced on February 6.

‘The New Look’ Trailer: Juliette Binoche Plays Fashion Icon Coco Chanel

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Juliette Binoche plays Coco Chanel and Ben Mendelsohn plays Christian Dior on the Apple TV+ series The New Look. The 10-episode series was shot exclusively in Paris.

The official synopsis reads: “Set against the World War II [German] occupation of Paris, The New Look focuses on the pivotal moment in the 20th century when the French city led the world back to life through its fashion icon Christian Dior. As Dior rises to prominence with his groundbreaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence, Chanel’s reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer is put into jeopardy.” Check out the trailer here.

As reported by IndieWire, the ensemble cast includes “Maisie Williams as Catherine Dior, John Malkovich as Lucien Lelong, Emily Mortimer as Elsa Lombardi, Claes Bang as Spatz, and Glenn Close as Carmel Snow.”

The first three episodes of The New Look premiere on Apple TV+ on Valentine's Day.

Jennifer Coolidge Joins ‘Minecraft' Movie

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The White Lotus actress and recent Emmy winner Jennifer Coolidge just joined the cast of Minecraft. The Jared Hess-directed movie adaptation of the popular video game stars Jason Momoa, Jack Black, Emma Myers, Danielle Brooks, and Sebastian Eugene Hansen.

Minecraft is the best-selling video game in history with more than 300 million copies sold since its official release in 2011. Regarding the movie adaptation, Deadline reports, “Scribe credits are still being determined on a story that’s being kept underground.”

In addition to The White Lotus, Coolidge is also known for her roles in Legally Blonde, Best in Show, American Pie, A Mighty Wind, and on the TV shows The Watcher and Nip/Tuck.

Sharon Stone Got ‘Laughed Out of the Studio' for Pitching a ‘Barbie' Movie in the 1990s

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Sharon Stone says that she pitched a Barbie movie in the 1990s and got laughed out of the studio. Stone was at the peak of her fame in the '90s after starring in 1992's Basic Instinct.

Stone posted the following comment to America Ferrera on Instagram after the latter's acceptance speech at the Critics Choice Awards. “I was laughed out [of] the studio when I came [with] the Barbie idea in the ’90s [with] the support of the head of Barbie. How far we’ve come. Thank you ladies for your courage and endurance.”

Barbie starring Margot Robbie is not only the highest-grossing film of 2023, it became the top-earning movie in the history of Warner Bros.

‘Saltburn' Star Jacob Elordi Will Host ‘Saturday Night Live' This Weekend

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Saltburn and Priscilla actor Jacob Elordi struggles down stairs on the set of Saturday Night Live in a new teaser clip. Elordi hosts SNL for the first time this weekend.

“They all make it look so easy,” says Elordi to himself in the clip that features several shots of previous hosts bounding down the stairs with ease. Cast members Marcello Hernandez and Punkie Johnson try to encourage the actor.

Australian actor Jacob Elordi‘s star has risen fast after his role on Euphoria, a notorious bathtub scene in Saltburn, and his turn as Elvis Presley in Priscilla. Guillermo del Toro recently cast Elordi to play the Frankenstein monster in an upcoming movie.

SNL with Elordi as host and Reneé Rapp as the musical guest airs this Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC. Check out the teaser clip here.

Black-and-White Version of ‘Godzilla Minus One' Stomping Into Theaters

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A remastered black-and-white version of Godzilla Minus One will stomp into theaters for one week. To date, Godzilla Minus One has made over $100 million worldwide.

Deadline reports, “I was very happy that the North American audience embraced Godzilla Minus One,” said Takashi Yamazaki, director, writer and VFX supervisor. “And now I am very pleased to be able to release a black-and-white version for North America as well. Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color will bring a new and visceral experience to audiences.” Deadline adds, “The remastering was complex process, he said, and the black and white gives the film, and the monster, a realistic documentary-like feel that’s scarier than color.”

Godzilla Minus One/Minus Color premieres in theaters stateside on Friday, January 26. Both the black-and-white version and the original color version will end their theatrical runs on February 1.

David F. Sandberg To Direct Horror-Movie Adaptation of ‘Until Dawn' PlayStation Game

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David F. Sandberg will return to his horror-film roots as director of Until Dawn, an adaptation of the PlayStation video game. Sandberg previously directed the horror movies Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation before switching gears at the helm of two Shazam! movies.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter behind hit horror franchises It, Annabelle, and The Nun, is doing a pass on the a script originally written by Blair Butler, who previously wrote Sony’s vampire thriller The Invitation.”

Screen Gems describes the Until Dawn adaptation as an R-rated love letter to the horror genre. The Hollywood Reporter writes, “First released in 2015, Until Dawn is an interactive horror video game that follows eight friends and frenemies who are brought together at a remote mountain retreat. With live-or-die scenarios featuring a mysterious killer, cannibalistic wendigos, a cable car and a long-ago mining cave-in that reverberates into the present day, the members of the group must fight through their fear if they all hope to make it through the night in one piece. The game proved to be a surprise hit with critics and received numerous gaming awards nominations.”

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