Showbiz Kids (HBO)
HBO's newest documentary, Showbiz Kids, examines the
dark reality of child stardom through the lens of
those who lived it. Evan Rachel Wood,
Jada Pinkett Smith, Wil
Wheaton, Todd Bridges, Mila
Jovovich, Henry Thomas, Mara
Wilson and the late Cameron Boyce
paint a sobering picture of the price they paid to
pursue their dreams (and in some cases the dreams of
their parents) in Hollywood. "I gave up my childhood for
this industry, and it wasn't my choice," Wheaton, most
notable for his roles in Stand By Me
and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)
Since its premiere on July 3, Netflix's adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club has
charmed viewers in the same way Ann M. Martin's beloved book series won
over legions of fans years ago. But the streaming giant's take on the Bsc isn't
your millennial's version of the close-knit group of friends as Kristy, Mary
Anne, Claudia, Stacey and Dawn have officially been given the Gen-z makeover
while still honoring the iconic characters from the novels.
Keanu Reeves’ girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, has
requested a restraining order against an obsessed fan of her movie star beau.
The artist claims a 67 year old woman, named Cathryn, has been behind
“harassment” and “threatening conduct” she has experienced for months, ever
since she was identified as the John Wick star’s mate.
Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers have split,
according to multiple reports. The former NASCAR driver hinted there was
trouble in paradise when she unfollowed the Green Bay Packers
quarterback on Instagram and now sources say the couple is no longer
together. The pair was first linked in early 2018 and took the romance to the
next step in December, when Patrick and Rodgers, who previously dated actress
Olivia Munn, moved into a new estate in Malibu, California.
Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans are set to go
toe-to-toe in the new spy thriller The Gray Man. Evans’
Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo
will helm the pic, which will boast a James Bond size budget for
Netflix. “The movie is a real mano a mano between those two great actors,
who represent two different versions of the CIA, in what it can be, and what it
can do,” Anthony says. “For those who were fans of Captain America:
Winter Soldier, this is us moving into that territory in more of a
real world setting. That’s what this movie really means for us.”
Tamar Braxton, the star of We tv’s Braxton Family
Values and upcoming docuseries Tamar Braxton: Get Ya
Life! has been hospitalized after being found unresponsive at her residence
in downtown Los Angeles.
HBO's newest documentary, Showbiz Kids, examines the dark
reality of child stardom through the lens of those who lived it. Evan
Rachel Wood, Jada Pinkett Smith, Wil
Wheaton, Todd Bridges, Mila Jovovich, Henry
Thomas, Mara Wilson and the late Cameron Boyce
paint a sobering picture of the price they paid to pursue their dreams (and in
some cases the dreams of their parents) in Hollywood.
The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron, has
made Netflix’s list of its 10 most popular original films ever and is
tracking to reach 72 million households in its first four weeks.
Netflix has added two animated features to its slate: Bombay
Rose, the Indian drama from director Gitanjali Rao about the
disparity between romanticized Bollywood and society’s ruthless truth, and
Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure,
inspired by his childhood growing up in Houston during the eventful 1969 Apollo
mission to the moon.
The first Marvel Studios series on Disney+ will come a bit
later than anticipated. The Falcon and The Winter
Soldier will not make its August premiere date due to production delays
caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hallmark has committed to adding more “LGBTQ storylines, characters and
actors” to its movies this Holiday season. The move comes after the network gave
a first look at this year’s 40 holiday movies and was swiftly met with criticism
over none of them featuring any prominent queer characters.