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Cover Story: Serena Williams’s Love Match – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Alexis and Serena met the way two people do in the best love stories: by chance. Actually, it runs a little deeper than that because, let’s face it, Alexis was initially considered by Serena and the others she was with to be an irritant they were hoping would just get the hint and go away. The location was the Cavalieri hotel, in Rome, on May 12, 2015. That night Serena…

Why Colin Trevorrow Probably Won’t Suffer the Same Star Wars Fate as Lord and Miller – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Colin Trevorrow’s latest film, a family tale called The Book of Henry, is getting truly terrible reviews. How terrible? It’s at about 23 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and only a slightly better 31 percent on Metacritic, which has cemented its reputation as the worst film Trevorrow has directed so far. This massive stumble has concerned some Star Wars fans, since Trevorrow is already set to helm the upcoming ninth official…

Why Stephen Colbert Really Went to Russia – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On Monday night, Stephen Colbert made his on-air return after few days absent from the airwaves. As you might have heard, the Late Show host was in Russia, taping material for his show and popping over to Russian late-night series Evening Urgant, where he jokingly teased a presidential run. (“I thought it would be better to cut out the middleman and just tell the Russians myself.”) Colbert infused Monday’s installment…

See Kathleen Kennedy’s Behind-the-Scenes The Last Jedi Photos – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

See Pregnant Serena Williams’s Vanity Fair Cover Shoot

LOONEY TUNES Funkos Hit SDCC with a Pop-up Shop (Exclusive) – Nerdist

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In just a few weeks, it’s going to once again be time to descend upon San Diego for the annual Comic-Con International. This year, Funko and Warner Bros. are planning to get animated, and you won’t need a Comic-Con badge to join in on the fun. There’s a Funko Pop!-Up Shop coming to Downtown San Diego, and you may want to get in line early. Today, we’re exclusively revealing several…

Behind the Scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with Kathleen … – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

See Kathleen Kennedy’s Behind-the-Scenes The Last Jedi Photos

‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Unveils First Poster – Marvel (press release) (registration) (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Josh Keaton talks about taking on the role of Scott Lang in ‘Marvel’s Ant-Man’ shorts! Good things come in small packages as Marvel Animation’s series of cartoon shorts is kicking off this weekend with “Marvel’s Ant-Man” on Disney XD. The debut of these six new action-filled shorts gives viewers a peek into the life of Scott Lang as he battles Yellowjacket, finds common ground with Wasp, and creates a giant…

‘Star Wars’ Firing Reveals a Disturbance in the Franchise – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Matters had already reached a boiling point in mid-June when Phil Lord and Chris Miller, co-directors of the still-untitled young Han Solo movie, were in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon but didn’t start shooting until 1 p.m. That day the two used only three different setups — that is, three variations on camera placement — as opposed to the 12 to 15 that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had expected,…

Is Trumpcare Headed for Another Devastating Defeat? | Vanity Fair – Vanity Fair

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

With only a slim majority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell always faced an uphill battle uniting the fractious Republican Party behind his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But in the four days since the majority leader revealed the draft text of his clumsily named Better Care Reconciliation Act, the revolt within his own caucus has proved more serious than it first seemed. With 10 senators saying…

Inside the deal that brought Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ back to Marvel’s cinematic universe – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sony Pictures Entertainment was running out of options for its most valuable film franchise, Spider-Man. After 15 years and five movies of web-slinging, and $4 billion in global box office, the studio was struggling to give the character a much-needed reset. So in early 2015, Sony’s top two executives, Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal, flew to the Palm Beach, Fla., home of Marvel Entertainment Chief Executive Isaac Perlmutter, who’d spent…

‘Star Wars’ Firing Reveals a Disturbance in the Franchise – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Matters had already reached a boiling point in mid-June when Phil Lord and Chris Miller, co-directors of the still-untitled young Han Solo movie, were in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon but didn’t start shooting until 1 p.m. That day the two used only three different setups — that is, three variations on camera placement — as opposed to the 12 to 15 that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had expected,…

Sorting Lego sucks, so here’s an AI that does it for you – Engadget

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You see, Mattheij decided he wanted in on the profitable cottage industry of online Lego reselling, and after placing a bunch of bids for the colorful little blocks on eBay, he came into possession of 2 tons (4,400 pounds) of Lego — enough to fill his entire garage. As Mattheij explains in his blog post, resellers can make up to €40 ($45) per kilogram for Lego sets, and rare parts…

‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Unveils First Poster – Marvel (press release) (registration) (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Josh Keaton talks about taking on the role of Scott Lang in ‘Marvel’s Ant-Man’ shorts! Good things come in small packages as Marvel Animation’s series of cartoon shorts is kicking off this weekend with “Marvel’s Ant-Man” on Disney XD. The debut of these six new action-filled shorts gives viewers a peek into the life of Scott Lang as he battles Yellowjacket, finds common ground with Wasp, and creates a giant…

Inside the deal that brought Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ back to Marvel’s cinematic universe – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sony Pictures Entertainment was running out of options for its most valuable film franchise, Spider-Man. After 15 years and five movies of web-slinging, and $4 billion in global box office, the studio was struggling to give the character a much-needed reset. So in early 2015, Sony’s top two executives, Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal, flew to the Palm Beach, Fla., home of Marvel Entertainment Chief Executive Isaac Perlmutter, who’d spent…

Win* a Lightning McQueen RC toy! – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Do you want to have your very own Lightning McQueen? Now is your chance to see it come to life and remote control it using your phone. Our review says that “Sphero’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen is a Pixar movie come to life.” It has different touch-sensitive surfaces, his mouth moves, his eyes are animated and the wheels move up and down.  You can see it in action our video above….

Sorting Lego sucks, so here’s an AI that does it for you – Engadget

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

You see, Mattheij decided he wanted in on the profitable cottage industry of online Lego reselling, and after placing a bunch of bids for the colorful little blocks on eBay, he came into possession of 2 tons (4,400 pounds) of Lego — enough to fill his entire garage. As Mattheij explains in his blog post, resellers can make up to €40 ($45) per kilogram for Lego sets, and rare parts…

Don’t be surprised by Ron Howard directing a ‘Star Wars’ movie. His connection began 45 years ago. – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Ron Howard at the April premiere of “Genius” in Los Angeles. Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) SOME “STAR WARS” fans were surprised by the news. Within days of Lucasfilm firing Phil Lord and Chris Miller as directors of next year’s untitled young-Han Solo spinoff film last week, Ron Howard was chosen to step in. The hire might have raised some eyebrows — why did an…

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Young Reader Graphic Novel To Be Published This Summer (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Ahead of the fall launch of IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures comic book, more aimed at younger readers than the current Marvel line of Star Wars material, the San Diego-based publisher will be making a surprise earlier visit to a galaxy far, far away with the U.S. debut of an all-ages adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The 80-page graphic novel is written by Alessandro Ferrari, with art from…

Inside the deal that brought Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ back to Marvel’s cinematic universe – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Sony Pictures Entertainment was running out of options for its most valuable film franchise, Spider-Man. After 15 years and five movies of web-slinging, and $4 billion in global box office, the studio was struggling to give the character a much-needed reset. So in early 2015, Sony’s top two executives, Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal, flew to the Palm Beach, Fla., home of Marvel Entertainment Chief Executive Isaac Perlmutter, who’d spent…

Inside the deal that brought Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ back to Marvel’s cinematic universe – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Sony Pictures Entertainment was running out of options for its most valuable film franchise, Spider-Man. After 15 years and five movies of web-slinging, and $4 billion in global box office, the studio was struggling to give the character a much-needed reset. So in early 2015, Sony’s top two executives, Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal, flew to the Palm Beach, Fla., home of Marvel Entertainment Chief Executive Isaac Perlmutter, who’d spent…