3/7/22 Entertainment News
— Netflix is halting service in Russia. The decision was announced Sunday and Netflix said it was made in light Russia’s intensifying invasion of Ukraine. The streaming services had already suspended projects and acquisitions in Russia following the country’s invasion of its neighbor. TikTok also announced Sunday it would not allow users in Russia to post on its platform.
— “The Batman” is securing the best opening weekend at North American box offices so far this year. Variety reports the Robert Pattison led superhero movie raked in 128-and-a-half-million-dollars since opening on Friday. It’s the only the second move to bring in more than 100-million-dollars in one weekend, behind to “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” The movie is playing in theaters and will drop on HBO Max in about a month and half.
— “No Time to Die,” “Nightmare Alley” and “Dune” are the big winners at the 26th annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards. Saturday night’s ceremonies were held at the Wilshire Ballroom inside the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Other winners in various categories include “Encanto,” “WandaVision,” “Billie Eilish — Happier Than Ever” and Taylor Swift’s music video for “All Too Well.” The ADG Awards honor the best in production design for big screen features, television, commercials, music videos and animated films. This year’s show returned to an in-person ceremony after the COVID pandemic forced last year’s presentation to a virtual format.
— “King Richard” is the big winner at the 72nd annual American Cinema Editors Awards. The Will Smith movie won the Eddie for Best Edited Feature Film — Dramatic. Other winners in various categories include “tick, tick…BOOM!,” “The Beatles — Get Back Episode 3,” “Encanto” and “Oslo.” The event was held Saturday night at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Eddies recognize film editors in over a dozen categories including feature motion pictures, documentaries and television.
>>Two TV Shows On Two Networks Canceled Before Season Two
(Undated) — Two television shows on two separate networks are being canceled after just one season. The Hollywood Reporter had learned Fox will not revive “The Big Leap,” a dramedy starring Scott Foley. The show only picked up one-point-27-million-views over eleven episodes. Meantime, NBC won’t bring back “Ordinary Joe,” which is reportedly ranked as the network’s lowest-rate original scripted series.
>>Milo Ventimiglia Heading To ABC
(Undated) — “This Is Us” actor Milo Ventimiglia is heading to ABC. The 44-year-old will star in a new drama called “The Company You Keep,” which is based on the Korean format “My fellow Citizens.” Ventimiglia will also be an executive producer for the show along with Julia Cohen who will write the script. Ventimiglia will play a con-man named Charlie who gets tangled up with a CIA agent.
>>Ryan Sheckler Says “I do”
(Orange County, CA) — Professional skateboarder and reality TV star Ryan Sheckler is married. The 32-year-old said “I do” to 25-year-old Abigail Baloun on Thursday. The bride revealed the news to fans on Instagram over the weekend writing “I married the love of my life.” Well-knowns guests witnessed the ceremony at the Rancho Las Lomas botanical gardens in Orange County, California, including Machine Gun Kelly and fiancée Meghan Fox. The pair had a quick engagement and met while Baloun was walking her dog.
>>Leighton Meester And Working Mom Guilt
(Undated) — Leighton Meester says being a working mom is the “ultimate guilt.” The 35-year-old “Gossip Girl” alum revealed her stresses in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. She and 42-year-old husband Adam Brody share two children, a six-year-old daughter and a son who was born in 2020. They haven’t announced his name. Meester says she struggled when filming her latest Netflix film, “The Weekend Away” in Croatia because she had to spend time away from her family.