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It's official: STRANGER THINGS 3 to hit summer 2019

Stranger Things eight-episode third season will be released  Summer 2019. This is a little later than some had hoped or expected..

Explaining the reason for the delay, Netflix’s VP or original content, Cindy Holland, told reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Assococation summer press tour, “It’s a handcrafted show. [Exec producers] The Duffer brothers and Shawn Levy have worked really hard, and they understand the stakes are high. They want to deliver something bigger and better than what they did last year. And so they really want to take the time to get it right.”

Earlier this month the show released its first official trailer.. it features Hawkins' mall grand opening. It featured Steve at the AHOY ice cream location.. it features nostalgia galore. And it makes me hope that the battle takes place within the shopping mall. What an homage to the 80s it would be! And what a great location now that the kids, in their 80s way, are growing up and hanging out at the best place th…

LIFESTYLES OF THE ROYAL AND PASTA-LESS! Now Markle can't talk to her dad?

Last week we found out that the Duchess of Sussex was not permitted to have pasta anymore now that she is a Royal..

Apparently she's also not permitted to talk to her father, either.

The gossip FTP rags are going wild with this conjecture:

74-year-old Thomas Markle told London's Daily Mail on Sunday that his 36-year-old daughter has removed him from her life entirely as punishment for staging fake paparazzi pictures before the royal wedding and speaking critically of the royal family...

“I'm really hurt that she's cut me off completely,” he told the Daily Mail during a nine-hour interview over three days. “I have no way of contacting my daughter.”

He said he hasn't spoken to the Duchess of Sussex in 10 weeks.

Markle claims that the phone number for her personal aides at the palace have been disconnected.


Josip Nikolai Peruzović -- or Nikolai Volkoff -- dead at 70

Pro wrestling Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff has died at the age of 70.. His villainous Soviet ring persona made him a heel Cold War-era crowds loved to hate..

World Wrestling Entertainment released the news on Sunday.

Volkoff — born Josip Nikolai Peruzović in the former Yugoslavia — rose to prominence in the ring during the 1980s, relentlessly taunting American audiences with his scarlet-and-gold outfits and Soviet flag-waving antics.
He mattered greatly to our pop culture..  And as an example, here is this:

Brian Christopher Lawler dead after trying to hang himself in jail

Brian Christopher Lawler, who went by Grandmaster Sexay in the WWE and the son of wrestling legend Jerry Lawler, is not dead after trying to kill himself in jail Saturday night, TMZ Sports reported.

According to various reports, the 46-year-old Brian Christopher attempted to hang himself in his cell outside Memphis. He was found by guards and rushed to a local hospital.

Brian Christopher had been arrested in Tennessee earlier this month for DUI after allegedly leading cops on a chase. They tried to pull him over, but he continued driving. When he did stop, cops say, he smelled of alcohol.


Lawler's mother, Kay, tells TMZ Sports Brian passed away Sunday surrounded by family and friends after being placed on life support Saturday night following a suicide attempt in jail.  He was surrounded by his father, Jerry Lawler, his brother, Kevin, and other family. 

MISSION: POSSIBLE: TOM CRUISE A HIT

IT'S BEEN A WHILE.. BUT TOM CRUISE HAS A HIT! IT MAKES HIS ON-SET INJURY ALL THE MORE WORTH IT


Paramount/Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout is opening to a franchise record of $61.5M (the same as we spotted yesterday), beating the previous series high from Mission: Impossible II ($57.8M) and 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($55.5M) !!
Fallout also stands as Cruise’s second best opening at the B.O. after War of the Worlds’ 3-day of $64.8M...
MOMMA MIA part 2 took second place.. but dropped 57% from last week. The movie appears to be a stinker above all others..
And finally, a film I thought would do better,  TEEN TITANS, didn't fair so well.
The movie opened to only $10 mil at 5th place. It cost $10 mil to make. So at this point it broke even.. I suppose okay.
We will see Tuesday when I take my seven-year-old son to see it. Will the NIGHT BEGIN TO SHINE or did it fade away with aging kids?

The blood moon

The sun vanished in parts of Russia last week.. it’s only fitting that this week features a blood moon.. 
Tonight I saw Mars illuminating under the blood red moon... we are living in magical times, don’t you think? 


Mars in retrograde until August. The moon red. Until then? Keep the planets out of your head..
MORE!
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/lunar-eclipse-blood-moon-dazzles-stargazers-ncsl895431

FROM THE GRAVE! CARRIE FISHER RETURNING FOR STAR WARS EPISODE IX!

It's official.. the cast has been announced. While this is not the first time someone deceased from the real world was included in STAR WARS, it certainly is the most notable to date..
CARRIE FISHER will return.

Word is, previously unreleased footage of Fisher as LEIA ORGANA will be included in the next film..

“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” says director J.J. Abrams. “Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”
Also returning: Mark Hammill reprising his role as Luke Skywalker and Billy Dee Williams!
From the press release: 
Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joinin…

Full Moonves: Friday night shocker at CBS! Les accused by six women!

The New YORKER is busy at work tonight achieving social media mayhem.. Les Moonves, the powerful CEO at CBS for decades, has been accused of six women of sexual harassment.. Tonight the DRUDGE REPORT picked up the story and even gave Ronan Farrow a SIREN on the site..


From the report: In recent months, Moonves has become a prominent voice in Hollywood’s #MeToo movement. In December, he helped found the Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, which is chaired by Anita Hill. “It’s a watershed moment,” Moonves said at a conference in November. “I think it’s important that a company’s culture will not allow for this. And that’s the thing that’s far-reaching. There’s a lot we’re learning. There’s a lot we didn’t know.”  But Moonves’s private actions belie his public statements. Six women who had professional dealings with him told me that, between the nineteen-eighties and the late aughts, Moonves sexually harassed them. Four described forcible…

The Duchess of Sussex needs her pasta

....but it won’t happen under the Queen’s watch.
Markle is under house rules now
The socials are alive and churning with gossipy news from Buckingham Palace. Duchess Megan is facing a pasta ban!


According to former royal chef Darren McGrady, the queen avoids pastas and potatoes, opting instead for grilled fish or chicken and in-season vegetables, which may have been a difficult adjustment for Markle, who once told Delish that her favorite pasta dish, made with courgette, is "filthy, sexy mush."

Details emerge about Demi Lovato’s overdose

Paramedics rushed to the scene... sources say that her assistant begged that sirens not be used..

More..
A source told Entertainment Tonight Lovato was not partying alone before she was found unresponsive in her Los Angeles home and her family and friends had feared she was hanging out with people who were encouraging her drug habit. The source also said Lovato was dating someone her family wanted her to stay away from, reports "Entertainment Tonight" co-host Kevin Frazier.

Pennhurst Paracon set for August 2018

Pennhurst Paracon proclaims:  Calling all paranormal investigators! Pennhurst ParaCON is set for August 18-19, 2018..
Join ParaCON host Grant Wilson, from Ghost Hunters, for a weekend full of vendors, psychics, speakers, and investigations at Pennhurst Asylum. Get your voice recorders and EMF detectors ready! 
>> Tickets available now at http://bit.ly/2LJm9iB >> More event information: http://bit.ly/2NHQ1fZ #PennhurstParacon2018 #PennhurstAsylum #ghosthunt #paranormalinvestigation #ghosthunters

NEWS ROUNDUP JULY 19 2018

LOVE THAT JOKER

Joaquin Phoenix on his role as the Clown Prince of Crime: “It Scares the Shit Out of Me”

MORE IN Collider, Phoenix just opened up about taking on the role, which has notoriously been one that seems to push actors into some pretty dark places.


“I think [Todd Phillips] is very impressive and he seems to have a very interesting understanding of this world and what he’s trying to say. And so there is something very appealing about that and working with him on this particular project,” Phoenix told the site. “It feels unique, it is its own world in some ways, and maybe, mostly, it scares the fucking shit out of me or something. It might as well be the thing that scares you the most.”
The curse of the Joker notion has floated through pop culture for a few decades.. Heath Ledger killed himself shortly after his iconic and BATMAN-changing role as the character..

Jack Nicholson said he warned Ledger..

Jared Leto: He’s admitted he found the role very challenging, and said he remained in character f…

Neve Campbell laments her post-SCREAM life: I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies

Neve Campbell Confirms Her 'Scream' Notoriety Inspired Her Decision to Leave Hollywood »

“I needed a minute. In my 20s, it all hit so fast and so big that it was a little overwhelming,” Campbell shared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “Wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it, but it got to a level, also, where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the things I wanted to do. I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies.”

And this week she will be jumping out of building with the Rock in theaters ..

All 'scream queens' have gone through a period of confusion, denial.. acceptance. And now for Jamie Lee Curtis 40 years after her introduction to movies via being chased by killer Michael Myers, she is back for a final round.. 
Just as Campbell came home for the final SCREAM..

SUNDAY JULY 8 2018 NEWS ROUNDUP

Spider-Man co creator Stephen Ditko dead at 90

Stephen Ditko, co-creator of Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died at 90 years old.  Ditko was found dead on June 29 in his midtown Manhattan apartment, New York Police Department spokesman George Tsourovakas told CNN.  Ditko was born November 2, 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania..

FRIDAY JULY 6 2018 NEWS ROUNDUP

Three charged with kidnapping of HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION actress

Prosecutors allege Keith Andre Stewart, Johntae Jones and Amber Neal went to "Halloween: Resurrection" actress Daisy McCrackin’s home in L.A. on May 3, where they say Stewart pistol-whipped a man in the home, identified as Joseph Capone. The three placed bags over the two victims’ heads and drove them to Jones’ home in Compton, prosecutors said. Once they were at Jones’ home, the suspects forced Capone to strip naked and held him in a bathtub for 30 hours without food, prosecutors allege. Investigators said Jones and Neal took McCrackin’s car and drove her to several different banks while demanding she pay $10,000 for Capone’s release. She was forced to write a $10,000 check to Neal, prosecutors said.

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