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Carlos Santana Has Heart Procedure, Cancels December Shows

Carlos Santana Has Heart Procedure, Cancels December Shows

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, THR STAFF | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment In a video message released Wednesday, Santana said he asked his wife to take him to the hospital on Saturday because of an issue with his chest. Carlos Santana has successfully undergone a heart procedure and is canceling several Las Vegas shows planned for December. In a video message released Wednesday, Santana said he asked his wife to take him to the hospital on Saturday because of an issue with his chest. “I’m going to be taking time off for a little bit to make sure that I replenish and…
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Hollywood’s Sobering New Reality of Fentanyl Lacing: “Don’t Gamble If You Don’t Have a Stash From Pre-2020”

Hollywood’s Sobering New Reality of Fentanyl Lacing: “Don’t Gamble If You Don’t Have a Stash From Pre-2020”

BY GARY BAUM, EVAN NICOLE BROWN Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment  #Lifestyle The ultra-powerful synthetic painkiller is increasingly mixed with other drugs, from cocaine to Xanax and Adderall, leading to a spate of high-profile overdoses and deaths across the entertainment community: "People often don’t know that they’re taking it." On Saturday night, Sept. 25, the LAPD dispatched officers to the $16 million Brentwood home of Richard Lovett, a parent and the president of CAA, to respond to a large party of high schoolers from the city’s private school scene. The police didn’t only disperse the gathering at the house — which is…
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Michael B. Jordan on His Growing Empire, New Love and Seizing the Moment: “It’s My Turn”

Michael B. Jordan on His Growing Empire, New Love and Seizing the Moment: “It’s My Turn”

BY REBECCA SUN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment As he toplines the romantic drama 'A Journal for Jordan' and prepares his directorial debut ('Creed III'), the actor-producer discusses his "clean brand," new willingness to share his personal life and the price of agitating for real change in Hollywood. By his own account, Michael B. Jordan has been building his entire life toward this moment. For the past several months, he’s been hunkered down in Atlanta, living in a hotel, which will continue to be his home base for the next half-year as he prepares to make his directorial debut with Creed III. Meanwhile,…
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‘Sex and the City’ Sequel ‘And Just Like That’ Releases Full Trailer

‘Sex and the City’ Sequel ‘And Just Like That’ Releases Full Trailer

BY RICK PORTER | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The HBO Max series is set to premiere in December. HBO Max has released a full trailer — shoes included — for its Sex and the City follow-up And Just Like That. After a brief teaser that dropped earlier in November, the WarnerMedia streaming service is offering up a longer look at the series, which premieres Dec. 9. The trailer features several callbacks to the original series, including Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) voice-over narration, Carrie staring lovingly at a closet full of expensive shoes, and shots of the returning cast, while also emphasizing the changes that…
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Marvel and Sony Planning More ‘Spider-Man’ Beyond ‘No Way Home,’ Says Producer Amy Pascal

Marvel and Sony Planning More ‘Spider-Man’ Beyond ‘No Way Home,’ Says Producer Amy Pascal

BY AARON COUCH | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment Pascal says the studio is looking at a new trilogy, though insiders say no plans are official. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is staying put in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to producer Amy Pascal. Sony and Marvel Studios are weeks away from unveiling Spider-Man: No Way Home, the latest co-production between the two studios, and Pascal says there are more plans for Holland, Sony and the Kevin Feige-run Marvel to collaborate. “This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel – [this is not] the last Spider-Man movie,” Pascal said an in…
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Box Office: ‘Encanto’ Leads Subdued Thanksgiving Parade With $40.3M, ‘House of Gucci’ Struts to $21.8M

Box Office: ‘Encanto’ Leads Subdued Thanksgiving Parade With $40.3M, ‘House of Gucci’ Struts to $21.8M

BY PAMELA MCCLINTOCK | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment 'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci' and 'Licorice Pizza' all set pandemic-era records for their respective genres, but the box office recovery remains sluggish overall. While moviegoing over the long 2021 Thanksgiving corridor didn’t come close to reaching pre-pandemic levels, Hollywood feasted on gains for family fare and adult dramas. Walt Disney Animation’s original musical adventure Encanto topped the domestic chart with a Wednesday-Sunday opening of $40.3 million, the best start of the pandemic era for an animated title. That includes $27 million for the three-day weekend. Globally, Encantostarted off with $70 million. In modern times,…
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Critic’s Appreciation: The Rapture and Relevance of Stephen Sondheim

Critic’s Appreciation: The Rapture and Relevance of Stephen Sondheim

BY DAVID ROONEY | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The hugely influential composer and lyricist behind such landmark shows as ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Company’ and ‘Sunday in the Park With George’ leaves a monumental legacy that will live on and continue to bloom afresh. No contemporary artist has been as instrumental in testing, torching and redefining the boundaries of American musical theater as Stephen Sondheim, who died early Friday at his home in Connecticut, aged 91. An unparalleled giant in the field, his influence has helped shape generations of composers and lyricists and will continue to do so, and his loss stings like few…
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Disney+’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’: TV Review

Disney+’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’: TV Review

BY SHERI LINDEN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment Peter Jackson’s three-part documentary chronicles an intensely productive month for the band, culminating in the legendary Jan. 30, 1969, public performance that would be its last. They might have been the most famous musicians in the world, but there was a bit of understandable nerves when The Beatles convened just after New Year’s in 1969. For the past two years they’d sworn off touring, focusing instead on studio experimentation with such aurally adventurous releases as Sgt. Pepper’s and Magical Mystery Tour. Now they wanted to write songs together again, the old-fashioned way, and perform them in front…
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How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Online

How to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Online

BY DANIELLE DIRECTO-MESTON | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The 95th annual celebrations return to an in-person route Thursday, Nov. 25, in New York. Following last year’s crowd-less event, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is back in full force for 2021. The department store’s 95th celebration takes place Thursday, Nov. 25, in New York City, where it will retrace its traditional 2.5-mile route through Manhattan, from the Upper West Side to Midtown. This year, pop culture franchises, brands and corporations will once again get their names in front of live spectators, as the public is being welcomed back to watch the…
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Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s ‘The Unforgivable’: Film Review

Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s ‘The Unforgivable’: Film Review

BY DAVID ROONE | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment Vincent D’Onofrio, Viola Davis, Jon Bernthal and Rob Morgan also star in this redemption drama about a damaged woman navigating her freedom after 20 years in prison. A strong cast and tightly focused direction make The Unforgivable an engrossing enough redemption drama, though this Americanized feature adaptation of British TV writer Sally Wainwright’s 2009 miniseries, Unforgiven, doesn’t always benefit from its condensed plotting. A deglammed Sandra Bullock headlines as Ruth Slater, an ex-con attempting to find a quiet place in the free world, who wants only to reconnect with her younger sister after serving 20 years…
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