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‘The Lion King’ roars into Disney realm of animals just like us

‘The Lion King’ roars into Disney realm of animals just like us

The new “The Lion King” hews closely to the original, standing apart with its visual realism, using computer animation to approximate the look of a nature documentary. Yet amid a golden age of that genre, as the Disney blockbuster heads toward a big opening weekend, it also reminds us how talking and otherwise anthropomorphic animals…MORE

Valerie Harper’s family launches GoFundMe for her cancer treatment

Valerie Harper’s family launches GoFundMe for her cancer treatment

Valerie Harper’s family is seeking financial help for her treatment as she continues to battle cancer. Harper, who shot to stardom in the early 1970s as Rhoda Morgenstern on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later starred as that character in a spinoff, was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. In 2013, she was…MORE

Paul McCartney adapting ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in his first stage musical

Paul McCartney adapting ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in his first stage musical

Paul McCartney is working on a stage adaptation of the 1946 film “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which will be the first musical of his long and storied career. One of the most iconic films in history, Frank Capra’s masterpiece will be given the musical treatment by McCartney, producer Bill Kenwright and playwright Lee Hall, according…MORE

‘It Chapter Two’ trailer news stirs excitement

‘It Chapter Two’ trailer news stirs excitement

It’s scary how excited people are for “It Two.” The sequel to the hit 2017 horror film isn’t out until September 6, but the release of a new poster and news of a new trailer has folks in a frenzy. The poster dropped Wednesday looking menacing with the words “It Ends.” Warner Bros. (which is…MORE

The ‘Circle of Life’ brings singer Lebo M back to ‘The Lion King’

The ‘Circle of Life’ brings singer Lebo M back to ‘The Lion King’

Even if you don’t know singer Lebo M by name, you’ve likely known his voice for the last quarter-century. The South African vocalist’s inimitable Zulu cry serves as the starting point for “Circle of Life,” the now-iconic Elton John-Tim Rice song at the beginning of Disney’s 1994 animated film “The Lion King.” And now, with…MORE

‘Gossip Girl’ is being rebooted

‘Gossip Girl’ is being rebooted

“Gossip Girl” is ready to dish again. HBO Max, the new streaming service from WarnerMedia due to launch in 2020, has given a direct-to-series order for a “Gossip Girl” reboot. The service has given the show an order of 10 one-hour episodes from the original “Gossip Girl” team, including executive producers Joshua Safran, Stephanie Savage…MORE

Taylor Swift and co-stars talk about their upcoming ‘Cats’ movie

Taylor Swift and co-stars talk about their upcoming ‘Cats’ movie

We’ll have to wait until Friday to see the first official trailer for the “Cats” movie, but a new teaser might satisfy fans who are already eager to pounce. The clip features stars Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift and others speaking about what the project means to them. The musical…MORE

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