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James Cameron concedes Jack 'might have lived' at the end of Titanic after scientific study

Is it finally time to let go of this age-old Titanic debate? In a new National Geographic special, director James Cameron attempts to "find out once and for all" whether Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) could have survived his 1997 film. The movie famously ends with Jack dying in the water after the sinking of the Titanic while Rose (Kate Winslet) survives on a piece of debris. But fans have long… → Read More

Tom Brady announces retirement exactly 1 year after his last retirement announcement

Let's try this again. For the second time in the past year, Tom Brady has announced he's stepping away from football. In a video shared on social media, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback said he is "retiring for good." "I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I'd just press record and let you guys know first," he said, adding he would keep… → Read More

Linda Ronstadt is already the Kate Bush of 2023 thanks to The Last of Us

The Last of Us fans may have a classic Linda Ronstadt song stuck in their heads for a long, long time. Ronstadt's "Long, Long Time" is enjoying a boost in popularity after being memorably used on HBO's The Last of Us. According to Spotify, the 1970 track received a more than 4,900 percent increase in streams in the U.S. between 11 p.m. and midnight Eastern on Sunday after the show aired. "Long,… → Read More

Tom Hanks to be de-aged using AI in new movie from Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis

Tom Hanks is about to pull a reverse Big thanks to Robert Zemeckis. A new movie from the Forrest Gump director is set to "extensively" use AI to de-age its stars, including Hanks, according to a press release, which described this as an "industry-first." For the movie, Zemeckis is partnering with Metaphysic, which previously used AI to create a digital version of Elvis Presley that performed on… → Read More

Lisa Loring, the original Wednesday Addams, dies at 64

Lisa Loring, the actress who brought Wednesday Addams to life on the original The Addams Family, has died. She was 64. Loring's death was confirmed to Variety by her daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, who told the outlet the cause was a stroke. "She went peacefully with both her daughters holding her hands," Foumberg said. Loring starred as Wednesday on The Addams Family from 1964 to 1966 beginning… → Read More

Andrea Riseborough's shock Oscar nomination has reportedly sparked Academy scrutiny

To Leslie may be a small film with a giant problem. The Academy is looking into whether a successful campaign to get actress Andrea Riseborough an Oscar nomination for her performance in the little-seen indie movie To Leslie violated its rules on lobbying, Puck reports. Riseborough earned a surprise Best Actress nod at the Academy Awards after a wave of celebrities came out of the woodwork to… → Read More

Britney Spears reportedly 'annoyed' after fans call police to conduct wellness check

Britney Spears isn't happy with her fans whose calls led to the singer receiving a late-night visit from the police. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Page Six that officers received calls from concerned Spears fans but have concluded she is not in danger. "I can't confirm or deny that deputies went to her house," a police spokesperson told Page Six, "but we don't believe that… → Read More

Jeremy Renner was trying to save his nephew before being crushed by snowplow

He's not just a hero in the movies. A new sheriff's report has provided further details on Jeremy Renner's snowplow accident, revealing the actor was seriously injured while he was trying to save his nephew. A report from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office obtained by CNN describes how the Hawkeye actor was using his PistenBully snowcat to pull his nephew's truck out of the snow on New Year's… → Read More

Till director speaks out after Oscar snub, slams 'unabashed misogyny towards Black women'

The director of Till isn't holding back after the film's shock Oscar snub. Chinonye Chukwu, who directed the 2022 movie about the murder of Emmett Till, took to Instagram after her film received zero Academy Award nominations on Tuesday. "We live in a world and work in industries that are so aggressively committed to upholding whiteness and perpetuating an unabashed misogyny towards Black… → Read More

Kanye West may be denied entry to Australia over antisemitic remarks

Ye may not be welcome down under thanks to his antisemitic remarks. Australian Education Minister Jason Clare has told Nine Network television that Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, could be denied a visa if he attempts to visit the country due to his antisemitic comments, according to The Associated Press. Clare reportedly noted that the Australian government has denied visas to… → Read More

Adult Swim cuts ties with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland over domestic violence charges

Rick and Morty has dropped the voice of both Rick and Morty. Adult Swim is severing ties with Justin Roiland, co-creator of the wildly popular animated series Rick and Morty, as he faces domestic violence charges. Roiland also voiced both of the show's titular characters. The news was confirmed Tuesday on Rick and Morty's official Twitter account, which said the network has "ended its… → Read More

Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the 2023 Oscar nominations

One particular film has been nominated for everything everywhere this awards season, and the Oscars are no exception. The nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards have been unveiled, and Everything Everywhere All at Once led the pack with an impressive 11 nods. The wacky sci-fi comedy was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and more. Its stars Michelle Yeoh, Jamie… → Read More

Jeremy Renner has '30 plus broken bones' after snow plow accident

Marvel star Jeremy Renner has provided an update on his recovery following a horrific snow plow accident, which left him with dozens of broken bones. The Hawkeye actor shared a new photo of himself on Instagram undergoing physical therapy about three weeks after he was left in critical condition following an accident while plowing snow. "These 30 plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just… → Read More

James Cameron becomes 1st filmmaker to direct 3 movies that grossed $2 billion

He's the king of the world. James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water has officially grossed $2 billion at the global box office, becoming only the sixth film to ever achieve that milestone, not adjusted for inflation. This means Cameron is the only filmmaker in history to direct three movies that each grossed $2 billion or more globally. Cameron's first film to do so, of course, was 1997's… → Read More

2023 Oscars: 12 contenders who could earn surprise nominations

Awards season is at its peak — here are the curveballs that could make things even more interesting → Read More

Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans suffers setback in Oscar race after bombing at BAFTAs

One of this year's Best Picture frontrunners has suffered a blow in the Oscar race. The nominees for the British Academy Film Awards were unveiled Thursday, and Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans had a surprisingly poor showing despite being considered one of the top contenders to win the Best Picture Oscar. The film earned just one BAFTA nomination, for Original Screenplay, but was left out of… → Read More

Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in Rust shooting

Alec Baldwin is set to be criminally charged in connection with the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust in 2021. New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced Thursday that her office will file two involuntary manslaughter charges against the actor by the end of this month. The film's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, is also… → Read More

China's apparent ban on Marvel films is coming to an end

After a years-long absence, Earth's mightiest heroes are welcome back in China. China is lifting its apparent ban on Marvel movies with plans for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to be released in the country in February, Deadline reports. These will mark the first Marvel Cinematic Universe films to be released in China since 2019's Spider-Man:… → Read More

Hollywood is suddenly obsessed with actress Andrea Riseborough. Here's why.

Andrea Riseborough is living up to the first four letters of her surname by suddenly rising in the Oscar race. Seemingly out of nowhere, Hollywood is obsessing over the actress' performance in the under-the-radar indie film To Leslie, with star after star coming out of the woodwork to heap praise on her. The movie sees Riseborough portray an alcoholic single mother. "It's about the most fully… → Read More

Kanye West reportedly had 'some sort of wedding ceremony'

Do Ye take this woman? Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, recently had "some sort of wedding ceremony," TMZ reports. The secret ceremony was held with Bianca Censori, a woman who has reportedly served as an architectural designer at Yeezy for years. Ye was recently spotted dining with her. TMZ's sources said the two do not appear to have made their marriage legal by obtaining a… → Read More