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The It List: 'The Crown' returns with a new cast, Disney+ debuts, Bale and Damon go into overdrive for 'Ford v Ferrari' and the best in pop culture the week of Nov. 11, 2019

The It List: 'The Crown' returns with a new cast, Disney+ debuts, Bale and Damon go into overdrive for 'Ford v Ferrari' and the best in pop culture the week of Nov. 11, 2019 The It List is Yahoo's weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for Nov. 11-17, including the best deals we could find for each.

30 years after 'Steel Magnolias,' locals still recall their encounters with the stars: 'The best thing that ever happened to Natchitoches'

30 years after 'Steel Magnolias,' locals still recall their encounters with the stars: 'The best thing that ever happened to Natchitoches' Dolly Parton, Sally Field and the other stars of "Steel Magnolias" spent the summer of 1988 living among the locals of the small town of Natchitoches, La. They changed it forever.

Melanie Griffith says 'Working Girl' director made her pay $80,000 for being drunk on set

Melanie Griffith says 'Working Girl' director made her pay $80,000 for being drunk on set Melanie Griffith has revealed that she was fined for coming to work on the 1988 movie "Working Girl "while under the influence.

'The Report': Annette Bening, Adam Driver and Jon Hamm on how their CIA torture drama depicts 'embarrassing' chapter in American history

'The Report': Annette Bening, Adam Driver and Jon Hamm on how their CIA torture drama depicts 'embarrassing' chapter in American history Writer-director Scott Z. Burns and cast members Adam Driver, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm talk "The Report."

'Little Mermaid' Live-Action Movie Finds Its Prince Eric

'Little Mermaid' Live-Action Movie Finds Its Prince Eric Jonah Hauer-King will soon be a part of the "Little Mermaid" world. The newcomer has been tapped to play Prince Eric in Disney's live-action remake of the animated classic. At one point, Harry Styles was is in early talks for the role, but ended up passing. Hauer-King has had two screen tests, with the most [...]

Dumbo and other old movies get a content warning on Disney+

Dumbo and other old movies get a content warning on Disney+ Dumbo, Fantasia, other old movies get content warning on Disney+

Robert De Niro to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

Robert De Niro to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award Robert De Niro will be honored with a SAG life achievement award. The legendary actor, who currently stars in Netflix's "The Irishman" and Warner Bros.' "Joker," will receive the performers' union's top accolade at the 26th annual SAG Awards on Jan. 19 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The award is given annually to [...]

'Batman' composer Danny Elfman says turning down Prince was 'biggest, most stressful gamble' of his career

'Batman' composer Danny Elfman says turning down Prince was 'biggest, most stressful gamble' of his career "I just felt like I'd walked away from the greatest opportunity of my life due to my own stubbornness," says Elfman, revealing that Michael Jackson and George Michael were also in talks for the soundtrack.

Academy Documentary Branch Faces Daunting 159 Non-Fiction Feature Oscar Submissions

Academy Documentary Branch Faces Daunting 159 Non-Fiction Feature Oscar Submissions Check out the whopping list of documentary submissions for 2020.

The weirdest movies you can watch on Disney+ and the ones you can't (yet)

The weirdest movies you can watch on Disney+ and the ones you can't (yet) From "Computer Wore Tennis Shows" to "That Darn Cat" (both versions), Disney is going deep into its archives to program its new streaming service. Here are the ones you should watch... and the ones Disney is still refusing to release.

Avengers: Endgame deleted scene of Tony's adult daughter revealed on Disney+

Avengers: Endgame deleted scene of Tony's adult daughter revealed on Disney+ Avengers: Endgame deleted scene with Katherine Langford revealed on Disney+

Taron Egerton on his terrible first day of 'Rocketman': 'It was going to be a car crash'

Taron Egerton on his terrible first day of 'Rocketman': 'It was going to be a car crash' Taron Egerton explains how his acclaimed performance as Elton John got off to a rocky start and his emotional reaction to Cannes ovation.

New 'Sonic the Hedgehog' trailer shows revamped design following backlash - and fans are loving it

New 'Sonic the Hedgehog' trailer shows revamped design following backlash - and fans are loving it The original design drew fierce criticism from fans.

Sterling K. Brown reveals his musical number was cut from 'Frozen 2'

Sterling K. Brown reveals his musical number was cut from 'Frozen 2' Arendelle newcomer explains what his song was all about it and why it was ultimately removed from final verison of Disney's upcoming "Frozen" sequel.

Selena: See Christian Serratos as the Iconic Singer in Netflix Bio-Series

Selena: See Christian Serratos as the Iconic Singer in Netflix Bio-Series Netflix has made it official: The Walking Dead actress Christian Serratos is confirmed to play Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in the streamer's upcoming bio-series about the singer - and now we know what she'll look like in the role. In the casting announcement video embedded above, Serratos dons Selena's signature hairstyle (and the perfect shade of red [...]

Disney+ experiences problems on streaming service launch day

Disney+ experiences problems on streaming service launch day Disney+ experiences problems on streaming service launch day

'Sonic the Hedgehog' trailer reveals the new newly redesigned speedster

'Sonic the Hedgehog' trailer reveals the new newly redesigned speedster Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer reveals new redesign with Jim Carrey

Caustic Gervais returns as Golden Globes host for 'very last time'

Caustic Gervais returns as Golden Globes host for 'very last time' Gervais, 58, has sharply divided opinion as host, taking direct aim at the Hollywood A-listers in the audience while helping to keep TV viewing figures highs. "Once again, they've made me an offer I can't refuse," Gervais said on Tuesday, announcing his return for the 77th edition of the award show, which honors television and film. Best known as the creator of TV mockumentary "The Office" and himself a three-time Golden Globe winner, Gervais first hosted the event in 2010.

Get an exclusive look at new clip from 'The Mandalorian'

Get an exclusive look at new clip from 'The Mandalorian' The new show is the first live-action "Star Wars" series and is now available on Disney+.

Debbie Reynolds's son Todd Fisher remembers his late mother buying back her 'Singin' in the Rain' dress after it was stolen

Debbie Reynolds's son Todd Fisher remembers his late mother buying back her 'Singin' in the Rain' dress after it was stolen Todd Fisher recalls in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment that his late mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, bought back her dress from "Singin' in the Rain" after it was stolen.

Newcomer Jayme Lawson Joins Matt Reeves' 'The Batman'

Newcomer Jayme Lawson Joins Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' Newcomer and recent Juilliard graduate Jayme Lawson has joined the cast of Matt Reeves' "The Batman," TheWrap has confirmed. Lawson's role is being kept under wraps.Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight, with Reeves having taken over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the project. Affleck was also originally expected to play Batman but then said he would be hanging up the cape for good.Reeves has since described the film as a "defining" and "very personal" story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller's beloved "Year One" series.Also Read: 'The Batman': Colin Farrell in Talks to Play PenguinLawson would join the cast which includes Zoe Kravitz who has been cast as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman and Paul Dano who has been cast as Edward Nashton, also known as the Riddler. TheWrap exclusively reported the casting of Andy Serkis who is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth. Colin Farrell is in talks to play Penguin.Also Read: 'The Batman': Colin Farrell in Talks to Play PenguinReeves and Mattson Tomlin wrote the screenplay, and the film is being produced by Reeves and "Planet of the Apes" collaborator Dylan Clark. Michael E. Uslan is executive producing. It is set to start filming in January in the U.K.Lawson is repped by UTA. Lawson's stage credits include playing Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" as well as the title role in "Hamlet," and she has also played Lady Macbeth onstage, while training at Juilliard. Lawson also stars in "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf," now playing at The Public Theater for the first time since its premiere in 1976; Jayme plays the Tony-winning role of "Lady in Red.""The Batman" will be released on June 25, 2021.Collider first reported the news.Read original story Newcomer Jayme Lawson Joins Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' At TheWrap

Chadwick Boseman Questions the Timing of Martin Scorsese's Marvel Criticism

Chadwick Boseman Questions the Timing of Martin Scorsese's Marvel Criticism "He's saying it when he's possibly campaigning for an award," the "Black Panther" actor tells BBC 5 Live.

The controversial scene that's not in the live-action version of 'Lady and the Tramp'

The controversial scene that's not in the live-action version of 'Lady and the Tramp' While Disney+'s flagship live-action movie faithfully recreates the beloved spaghetti scene, there's a more problematic song that has been completely erased from the reboot.

How well do you know your sci-fi movies? Play along with 'The Room of Doom' to find out

How well do you know your sci-fi movies? Play along with 'The Room of Doom' to find out From 'The Terminator' to 'Star Wars,' test your sci-fi movie knowledge with this interactive game show!

'Midway' Defeats 'Doctor Sleep' in Surprise Box Office Upset

'Midway' Defeats 'Doctor Sleep' in Surprise Box Office Upset In a surprise box office win, Roland Emmerich's World War II epic "Midway" took down the competition in North America to land in first place with $17.5 million. Heading into the weekend, Warner Bros.' Stephen King adaptation "Doctor Sleep" was widely expected to take the top prize, but the R-rated sequel to 1980's "The Shining" [...]

Dan Aykroyd Says Bill Murray Will Reprise His Original Role in Ghostbusters 2020

Dan Aykroyd Says Bill Murray Will Reprise His Original Role in Ghostbusters 2020 Bill Murray Officially Confirmed to Star in Ghostbusters 2020

Christian Bale Says He's Done Getting Fat for Roles

Christian Bale Says He's Done Getting Fat for Roles From "The Machinist" to "Vice," the English actor is no stranger to weight gained and lost. But, he says, those days are done.

Pop Q Entertainment News Quiz: Greta Thunberg, tattoos, Chrissy Teigen, a Playboy wedding and more for the week ending November 8, 2019

Pop Q Entertainment News Quiz: Greta Thunberg, tattoos, Chrissy Teigen, a Playboy wedding and more for the week ending November 8, 2019 Have you been keeping up with the latest headlines? Test your knowledge of this week's biggest entertainment stories with Yahoo's Pop Q quiz. Good luck!

How Emilia Clarke's real-life health scare informed her 'Last Christmas' role

How Emilia Clarke's real-life health scare informed her 'Last Christmas' role Clarke, who suffered two brain aneurysms, says, "I didn't like doing" hospital scene in new holiday movie.

Dee Wallace gets emotional recounting Peter Jackson's incredible act of kindness while making 'The Frighteners'

Dee Wallace gets emotional recounting Peter Jackson's incredible act of kindness while making 'The Frighteners' Dee Wallace's husband Christopher Stone died while she was shooting "The Frighteners" in New Zealand, but director Peter Jackson took care of her.

Here's everything you need to know about 'The Mandalorian'

Here's everything you need to know about 'The Mandalorian' The first-ever "Star Wars" live-action series, about an outerspace bounty hunter, will debut on Disney+ on Nov. 12.

Christian Bale finally reveals Dick Cheney's unfiltered thoughts of his 'Vice' portrayal (exclusive)

Christian Bale finally reveals Dick Cheney's unfiltered thoughts of his 'Vice' portrayal (exclusive) "Ford v Ferrari" star Christian Bale reveals to Yahoo the message Dick Cheney passed along after actor played former veep in "Vice."

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd 'didn't really like' Princess Leia as a child

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd 'didn't really like' Princess Leia as a child Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, pays tribute to her late mom and the iconic Star Wars character she played, Princess Leia, in a new essay for Time.

How 'Doctor Sleep' reconciles Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick's versions of 'The Shining'

How 'Doctor Sleep' reconciles Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick's versions of 'The Shining' Director Mike Flanagan and stars Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson talk about the pressures of following up "The Shining" with "Doctor Sleep" and how the new film pays tribute.

'Harriet': Cynthio Erivo's Harriet Tubman gets 'initiated' by abolitionists in exclusive clip

'Harriet': Cynthio Erivo's Harriet Tubman gets 'initiated' by abolitionists in exclusive clip William Stills (Leslie Odom Jr.) introduces Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) to a secret society of Underground Railroad officers in an exclusive clip from "Harriet."

'Stranger Things' Announces Season 4, Episode 1 Title -- Here's How It Relates to X-Men

'Stranger Things' Announces Season 4, Episode 1 Title -- Here's How It Relates to X-Men The Netflix series has paid homage to the superhero comic in the past.

How 'Crazy Rich Asians' paved the way for the diverse couples in 'Last Christmas'

How 'Crazy Rich Asians' paved the way for the diverse couples in 'Last Christmas' Speaking with Yahoo Entertainment, Henry Golding directly credits "Crazy Rich Asians" with securing him the lead role in "Last Christmas" that, only a few years ago, probably would have gone to an actor like Domhnall Gleeson or Dan Stevens.

Batmobile Lego Set Reproduces 1989 Tim Burton Classic Movie Car

Batmobile Lego Set Reproduces 1989 Tim Burton Classic Movie Car Who will cave when their child (or inner child) demands this 3306-piece retro classic Batman transporter? It goes on sale on Black Friday, naturally.

Pixar's first 'Soul' trailer sends Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey to the cosmos

Pixar's first 'Soul' trailer sends Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey to the cosmos Pixar's Soul trailer sends Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey to the cosmos

Carrie Fisher's brother reveals new details about Leia's 'Rise of Skywalker' role: 'She was going to be the last Jedi' (exclusive)

Carrie Fisher's brother reveals new details about Leia's 'Rise of Skywalker' role: 'She was going to be the last Jedi' (exclusive) Todd Fisher reveals never-before-released details of iconic character's swan song: She would have wielded a light saber against the First Order.

James Dean will return to the big screen and Twitter isn't happy: 'a disgusting publicity stunt'

James Dean will return to the big screen and Twitter isn't happy: 'a disgusting publicity stunt' Iconic Hollywood actor will be digitally re-created 65 years after his tragic death for upcoming drama called 'Finding Jack.' Burt Reynolds, Bette Davis and Christopher Reeve could be next.

Director Roland Emmerich regrets making 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

Director Roland Emmerich regrets making 'Independence Day: Resurgence' The German filmmaker says he "should have stopped making the movie" once Will Smith dropped out.

James Dean to Be Digitally Reanimated in CGI for Vietnam War Movie 'Finding Jack'

James Dean to Be Digitally Reanimated in CGI for Vietnam War Movie 'Finding Jack' James Dean, the iconic young male star of "Rebel Without a Cause" who died in a car crash in 1955, will be brought back to the big screen through CGI technology, it was announced Wednesday.Dean will posthumously star in "Finding Jack," a Vietnam War movie that will utilize Dean's digital likenessThis would be Dean's fourth film, and the film's producers told The Hollywood Reporter that they have obtained the rights to use Dean's image from his family have their support in keeping Dean's legacy intact.Also Read: 'Life' Star Dane DeHaan Talks 'Daunting Task' of Playing Hollywood Legend James DeanAnton Ernst and Tati Golykh of Magic City Films are the directors and producers of the film. They'll be working with Canadian VFX company Imagine Entertainment and South African VFX team MOI Worldwide, which will be tasked with creating Dean's likeness on screen. Geoff Anderson from Imagine Engine will be overseeing the VFX supervision relating to the James Dean recreation.Donald A. Barton of Artistry Media Group is producing alongside Ernst and Golykh. Diane Warren wrote a key song for the film and composer Laurent Eyquem will write the score.Mari Sova wrote the screenplay adapting the novel "Finding Jack" which was written by Gareth Crocker. It's based on canine units utilized during the Vietnam War, 10,000 of which served and were often abandoned by the end of the war. "Finding Jack" is described as a heartstring-tugging film of friendship and love under desperate circumstances. Dean would posthumously play a secondary lead role named Rogan in the film.Also Read: Will Smith Jokes That Younger, CGI-Version of Himself From 'Gemini Man' Should Star in a Romantic ComedyCasting is underway, and pre-production starts on Nov. 17, with the goal for a worldwide release on Veterans Day 2020. Magic City Films is handling foreign sales.CMG Worldwide is the business agent for the family of James Dean, and the company also represents the rights to other entertainment and sports personalities including Andre the Giant, Arthur Ashe, Burt Reynolds, Bettie Page, Christopher Reeve, Jack Lemmon, Ingrid Bergman, Jean Harlow, Jerry Garcia, Bette Davis, David Carradine and many more."With the rapidly evolving technology, we see this as a whole new frontier for many of our iconic clients," Mark Roesler, CEO of CMG Worldwide, said in a statement. "This opens up a whole new opportunity for many of our clients who are no longer with us."Also Read: Robert Pattinson Becomes Friends With James Dean, Captures the 1950s in 'Life' Trailer (Video)"We searched high and low for the perfect character to portray the role of Rogan, which has some extreme complex character arcs, and after months of research, we decided on James Dean," producer Anton Ernst said in a statement. "We feel very honored that his family supports us and will take every precaution to ensure that his legacy as one of the most epic film stars to date is kept firmly intact. The family views this as his fourth movie, a movie he never got to make. We do not intend to let his fans down.""Our partners in South Africa are very excited about this, as this technology would also be employed down the line to recreate historical icons such as Nelson Mandela to tell stories of cultural heritage significance," Ernst continued."Now that we have closed with this iconic figure, we look forward to rapidly closing our remaining actors," Barton said in a statement.Dean is the only actor to receive two posthumous Academy Award nominations.THR first reported the news of the project.Read original story James Dean to Be Digitally Reanimated in CGI for Vietnam War Movie 'Finding Jack' At TheWrap

Viewers shred 'Little Mermaid Live!' on Twitter, prompting ABC exec to respond

Viewers shred 'Little Mermaid Live!' on Twitter, prompting ABC exec to respond After viewers roast the musical on social media, the ABC executive in charge of the live event took to Twitter to defend some of the choices.

The It List: Shia LaBeouf explores his own childhood in 'Honey Boy,' 'Doctor Sleep' reawakens terror of 'The Shining,' Felix the Cat turns 100 and the best in pop culture the week of November 4, 2019

The It List: Shia LaBeouf explores his own childhood in 'Honey Boy,' 'Doctor Sleep' reawakens terror of 'The Shining,' Felix the Cat turns 100 and the best in pop culture the week of November 4, 2019 The It List is Yahoo's weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for Nov. 4-10, including the best deals we could find for each.

'The Batman': Colin Farrell in Talks to Play Penguin

'The Batman': Colin Farrell in Talks to Play Penguin Colin Farrell is in talks to play Penguin in Matt Reeves' "The Batman," an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight. On Tuesday, TheWrap reported that Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth in the movie that also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano as Riddler.Reeves took over as director after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Reeves has since described the film as a "defining" and "very personal" story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller's beloved "Year One" series.Also Read: Andy Serkis in Talks to Play Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' (Exclusive)Previously, Jonah Hill was reportedly the frontrunner to play the antagonist the Penguin. However, he was then in talks for Riddler, until he completely stepped away from the project. Another name previously floated for the role of Penguin was Seth Rogen.The character first made his appearance in "Detective Comics 58" in December 1941 - he is one of Batman's biggest enemies, a Gotham City mobster and crime boss. The Riddler first appeared in "Detective Comics 140" in October 1948 and is a criminal mastermind in Gotham City who likes to incorporate riddles and puzzles into his schemes. He is also one of Batman's biggest foes.Also Read: Zoe Kravitz Cast as Catwoman in Matt Reeves' 'The Batman'Reeves and Mattson Tomlin wrote the screenplay, and the film is being produced by Reeves and "Planet of the Apes" collaborator Dylan Clark. Michael E. Uslan is executive producing. It is set to start filming in January in the U.K."The Batman" will be released on June 25, 2021.Deadline first reported the news.Read original story 'The Batman': Colin Farrell in Talks to Play Penguin At TheWrap

Marvel's 'Eternals' Halts Production After Unidentified Object Found on Set

Marvel's 'Eternals' Halts Production After Unidentified Object Found on Set ET has learned that the object was found in an area where the movie's second unit was filming in Spain's Canary Islands.

Watch an extended version of Kevin Hart's hilarious cameo in 'Hobbs and Shaw' (exclusive)

Watch an extended version of Kevin Hart's hilarious cameo in 'Hobbs and Shaw' (exclusive) There was even more to Kevin Hart's airplane cameo opposite Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in "Hobbs and Shaw."

Watch Billy Campbell hand the jet pack off to a new 'Rocketeer' (exclusive])

Watch Billy Campbell hand the jet pack off to a new 'Rocketeer' (exclusive]) Old-school cult superhero is rebooted for new animated series for Disney.

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