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Taylor Swift Transforms Into ‘The Man’ in New Music Video

Taylor Swift Transforms Into ‘The Man’ in New Music Video
Taylor Swift’s Lover may have come out this past August, but the Lover era is far from over. On Thursday morning, the singer released her latest music video for her feminist empowerment track “The Man,” in which Swift dons full drag to portray the worst of masculinity.

Swift previously shared an animated lyric video for the song, which even included a storyline centered around women rising up in the workplace. But in the newest visual, Swift is The Man himself — boisterous, rude, yelling at his coworkers, smoking cigars on the subway,
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Can The Invisible Man Sneak Past Sonic the Hedgehog at This Weekend's Box Office?

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Can The Invisible Man Sneak Past Sonic the Hedgehog at This Weekend's Box Office?
Sonic the Hedgehog has ruled the past two weekends at the box office, making it quite the big hit for Paramount Pictures. The video game adaptation narrowly topped 20th Century Pictures' The Call of the Wild with $26.1 million. But a win is a win. The speedy blue hedgehog will likely have to surrender the box office crown this weekend though, as Universal Pictures looks to have a much-need hit of its own with The Invisible Man.

The Invisible Man, which comes from director Leigh Whannell, is Universal's latest attempt to reinvent its stable of classic monsters for a new generation. This time around, they've tapped Elisabeth Moss to headline a new take on the H.G. Wells' tale. So far, things are looking quite good. Analysts are projecting a debut between $20 and $30 million. Even on the low end, that would represent a major win as the movie, which comes from Blumhouse Productions,
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ReFrame Stamp Affixed On Record 26 Films For 2019

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ReFrame Stamp Affixed On Record 26 Films For 2019
The ReFrame coalition has awarded 26 feature films released in 2019 with its ReFrame Stamp, which recognizes the top 100-grossing gender-balanced narrative and animated features. The list, which grew from 20 total films that earned the stamp a year ago, includes Booksmart, Captain Marvel, Harriet, Hustlers and Oscar Best Picture nominee Little Women.

This reflects gains for women in the important roles of director, department heads, and women of color leads and co-leads. With an aim to increase the number of women of all backgrounds working in film, TV, and media, the ReFrame Stamp, which is showcased in end credits and appears on IMDb, serves as a mark of distinction for projects that have demonstrated success in gender-balanced hiring. Additional points are awarded to content that has women of color in key positions.

This year’s list included 12 women directors (12 percent) in the top 100 films at the box office compared to 4 in 2018, with
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Watch James Corden Audition to Be in Bts During Their Epic Carpool Karaoke

Watch James Corden Audition to Be in Bts During Their Epic Carpool Karaoke
This is truly epic. On Tuesday, Bts joined James Corden for the latest installment of The Late Late Show's fan-favorite segment Carpool Karaoke. With each member of the popular K-Pop group accounted for, the Cats star drove V, Jungkook, Jimin, Rm, Jin, Suga and J-Hope around Los Angeles for an episode filled with tons of fun surprises. Once he delivered his spiel about getting to work, James kicked things off by playing the band's song "Mic Drop" and it wasn't long before everyone was singing and dancing along. In true boy band fashion, Bts broke out in a synchronized dance as the song approached the pre-chorus. Before diving into the next song, James made sure to clear the air....
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James Corden Reveals if He Regrets Making 'Cats'

James Corden Reveals if He Regrets Making 'Cats'
James Corden revealed if he regrets appearing in Cats during a game of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" with Justin Bieber on Thursday's episode of The Late Late Show.

During the game, the players were forced to answer a tough question or eat an unappetizing food item.

Bieber asked Corden to rate how much he regretted starring in Cats on a scale of 1 to 10. The host avoided eating cod sperm and explained his feelings about the controversial film. "So 1 is the least and 10 is the most," he clarified.

"I had the ...
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Justin Bieber Chose to Eat Ant Yogurt Rather Than Shave His Mustache on ‘Corden’

Justin Bieber Chose to Eat Ant Yogurt Rather Than Shave His Mustache on ‘Corden’
Justin Bieber and James Corden tortured each other with gross food and personal questions about bad fans, the movie Cats, and more during a round of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” on The Late Late Show Thursday.

The game centers around a platter of nauseating dishes — beetle jello shots, ant yogurt, cod sperm, bull penis, etc. — and a painstaking decision: Whether to take a bite of one of the dishes or answer a potentially embarrassing question. (After detailing the spread, Corden obviously took the opportunity to sing a
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James Corden Reveals How Much He Regrets Doing Cats On Justin Bieber 'Spill Your Guts' Segment

James Corden Reveals How Much He Regrets Doing Cats On Justin Bieber 'Spill Your Guts' Segment
James Corden loved the experience of making Cats, even if the final product wasn’t exactly purr-fect.

On Thursday’s episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, the 41-year-old talk show host sat down for a new installment of his “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” segment, where he was challenged by guest Justin Bieber to eat cod sperm or rate — on a scale of 1 to 10 — how much he regretted doing the film Cats.

Corden played Bustopher Jones in Tom Hopper’s film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed musical, which also starred Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson,
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5 Things The Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Nailed (& 5 Things That Left Fans Disappointed)

5 Things The Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Nailed (& 5 Things That Left Fans Disappointed)
2019 was an odd year for live-action designs of characters. First, there was Detective Pikachu, which garnered a warm reception. Then, the Sonic The Hedgehog trailer dropped, and everyone lost their minds. But then, the Cats trailer dropped, and the world was on the brink of chaos.

Related: Sonic The Hedgehog: 10 Easter Eggs You May Have Missed

As Sonic was pushed back to this year to undergo corrections, a design change was not the only thing going for the movie. Seeing as the film is doing well, a sequel is likely inevitable. That's good news, as Sonic was a decent enough video game movie, especially compared to its brethren. Here are a few of the things that the movie did right, and a few that could have used a bit of a touch-up. As this is a recent release, there will be spoilers.
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How Internet Backlash Helped ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Avoid Box Office Disaster

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How Internet Backlash Helped ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Avoid Box Office Disaster
It’s not a stretch to say Universal’s “Cats” and Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” had two of the most polarizing movie trailers in recent memory. Both caught fire online for all the wrong reasons after fans on social media torched the questionable CGI.

Cats,” an adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, used a new science called “digital fur technology” to bring the four-legged felines to the big screen. The expensive CGI, which had been teased relentlessly, would have been too costly to completely retool before it was unleashed over the holidays. The film became a box office disaster and lost $100 million theatrically after factoring in marketing costs.

Sonic” could have easily suffered the same fate. But rather than releasing the movie when it was initially slated to debut last November, Paramount delayed the film so director Jeff Fowler could redesign the animated character, whose creepy teeth initially
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Jennifer Hudson Belts Out Heartfelt Tribute to Kobe Bryant at NBA All-Star Game (Video)

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Jennifer Hudson Belts Out Heartfelt Tribute to Kobe Bryant at NBA All-Star Game (Video)
Jennifer Hudson sang a touching rendition of “For All We Know” in tribute to late basketball legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday at the 2020 NBA All-Star game in Chicago.

The multi-talented “American Idol” and “Cats” alum was full of emotion as she belted out the classic song “For All We Know” as a photo montage of Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna played. The pair died together on Jan. 26 in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. that also took the lives of seven others.

The father and daughter were buried together on Feb. 7 at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California, according to CNN.

Also Read: Kobe Bryant's Helicopter Did Not Suffer Engine Failure, Ntsb Report Says

Hudson was introduced by Magic Johnson, who urged everyone in the Chicago stadium to “come together” to honor both Bryant and former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who died on Jan. 1. Rapper
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Razzies 2020: 5 Nominees So Bad They're Good (& 5 That Are Just Awful)

Razzies 2020: 5 Nominees So Bad They're Good (& 5 That Are Just Awful)
So, a quick history lesson. The Razzies (or the Golden Rasberry Awards) were originally founded in 1981 by Hollywood publicist John J.B. Wilson as a way of honoring the worst, most pretentious under-achieving films and cinematic artists from the year. A couple of interesting tidbits, the first year of the awards were held in John J. B. Wilson's living room and the Razzie trophy itself is estimated to cost approximately $4.95.

Related: 26 Worst Movies Ever Made (According To The Razzies) 

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the underachievers of Hollywood awards and the first year that the awards will be televised. Considering 2019 was a very mixed bag of films, from the horrific uncanny valley of Cats to the shocking mediocrity of Rambo: Last Blood, the question remains, should some of these films be outright avoided or should some be approached with tentative curiosity?
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Cats Ends Its Run As One Of The Most Notorious Flops Ever

Cats Ends Its Run As One Of The Most Notorious Flops Ever
Tom Hooper’s Cats has been in cinemas for just eight weeks now, but in that time, the Universal musical has developed a reputation as a new cult classic for bad movie aficionados. Across various social media platforms, filmgoers have shared stories and videos of raucous screenings attended by ironic-minded audience members captivated by the film’s bizarre and nightmarish spectacle.

It may therefore come as a disappointment to some of you to hear that Universal is already pulling the movie from theaters, though the film’s dismal box office figures more than justify this early withdrawal. On an estimated budget of $95 million, Cats has grossed a reported total of just $72.1 million, including $27.2 million domestically.

To compare these numbers with the gross of another December musical, 2012’s Les Misérables – also directed by Hooper – managed $441 million worldwide on a budget of $61 million. More recently, Michael Gracey’s 2017 film The Greatest Showman
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Cats Ends Its Theatrical Run as One of the Most Notorious Flops in Movie History

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Cats Ends Its Theatrical Run as One of the Most Notorious Flops in Movie History
Cats has officially ended its theatrical run and the numbers are not good. Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway smash was expected to replicate the success of 2012's Les Mis&#233rables and 2017's The Greatest Showman, but it didn't even come close. The studio has pulled the movie from theaters after about eight weeks in release, which might be a bummer for the people who enjoyed seeing the movie on various substances for recreational fun and trip out sessions.

Cats, which was just nominated for nine Razzie Awards, made just $27.1 million in the United States and Canada during its nearly 8-week run. The budget, before advertising was reportedly set at $95 million, which makes matters even worse. Thankfully, the musical was able to scare up another $46 million overseas, bringing the grand global total to $73.5 million. Generally, a project wants to make its budget back with the domestic box office numbers,
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Will Sylvester Stallone (‘Rambo: Last Blood’) extend his unfortunate Razzies record?

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Will Sylvester Stallone (‘Rambo: Last Blood’) extend his unfortunate Razzies record?
Show business sure is fickle. Four years ago Sylvester Stallone won the Redeemer Award from the Razzies for his Oscar-nominated performance in “Creed,” but now he’s back on their hit list, nominated for Worst Actor and Worst Screenplay for “Rambo: Last Blood.” He could extend an unfortunate record if he wins again.

To date, Stallone has won Worst Actor four times, more than anyone else: “Rhinestone” (1984); “Rambo: First Blood Part II” and “Rocky IV” (1985); “Rambo III” (1988); and “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot” (1992). And that doesn’t even count his “victories” for Worst Actor of the 1980s and Worst Actor of the 20th Century. He also has the most Worst Actor nominations of all time (15) — basically he’s the Meryl Streep of the Razzies.

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He redeemed Rocky Balboa with “Creed” after the Razzies had singled him out for the fourth and fifth “Rocky” movies,
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ reviews: After its CGI makeover, is it a ‘complete delight’ or ‘forgettable’?

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ reviews: After its CGI makeover, is it a ‘complete delight’ or ‘forgettable’?
The power of visual effects: CGI characters in movie trailers launched memes and drew ridicule last year in both “Cats” and “Sonic the Hedgehog.” The latter, inspired by the video game of the same name, was delayed in order to revise its title character’s design, but it finally opened on Friday, February 14. So what do critics think of the finished product?

Well, compared to “Cats” it’s a resounding success, though that doesn’t mean it’s a critics’ darling. As of this writing it has a MetaCritic score of 47 based on 35 reviews counted thus far: 13 positive, 15 somewhat mixed, and 7 outright negative. That’s not such a bad spread considering that video game movies are often considered outright failures. Over on Rotten Tomatoes, the film actually has a positive freshness rating of 65% based on 99 reviews counted, 35 of which give it a thumbs down.

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Katy Keene Episode 2 Review - Chapter 2: You Can't Hurry Love

Katy struggles to figure out her feelings for K.O. as Katy Keene further establishes its characters.

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This Katy Keene review contains spoilers.

Katy Keene Episode 2

"The same city that can inspire you one minute can knock you down and trample over you the next."

With the expositionary groundwork of last week's pliot firmly laid, Katy Keene begins to find its groove in this outing, further exploring who these characters are and what they want. In short: love, success, fame and riches in the big city.

The CW's marketing team has been working time to illustrate that this series is as far away from Riverdale as West Side Story is from Cats. Instead of murder and mystery and teen angst there's....romance and career woes and twentysomething angst. Okay, so there's some similiar DNA thanks to the Archieverse connection, but this installment makes it clear that these
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Chance the Rapper to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020

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Chance the Rapper to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020
Chance the Rapper is about to get slimed. That’s right: Today, Nickelodeon announced that the Grammy Award-winning artist will be taking the reins as the host of this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards, aka “the biggest and slimiest awards show where kids are in control.”

News of Chance the Rapper’s position as host was announced Thursday morning — along with this year’s nominees — across Nickelodeon’s YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter handles and channels. “I’m honored to host this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards,” said Chance the Rapper. “I watched Nickelodeon growing up and now I get to slime some of my favorite people on stage. This is going to be a party that you won’t want to miss!”

Leading into the award show, Nickelodeon SlimeFest, a two-day family-friendly music festival, will make its West Coast debut on Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, at the Forum.
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Leads Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations; Chance The Rapper Set As Host

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Leads Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations; Chance The Rapper Set As Host
Avengers: Endgame leads the 2020 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards nominations announced Thursday with 11, followed by Taylor Swift with five noms and Frozen 2, Henry Danger and Lil Nas X with four each. Grammy-winning Chance the Rapper has been tapped to host the awards, which honor kids’ favorite stars across film, TV, music, sports and more. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Nickelodeon on Sunday, March 22 at 7:30 Pm Et/Pt from the Forum in Inglewood, CA.

Making the list of nominees for favorite kids TV show are A Series of Unfortunate Events, All That, Bunk’d, Henry Danger, Power Rangers Beast Morphers and Raven’s Home.

Angelina Jolie, Brie Larson, Dove Cameron, Scarlett Johansson, Swift and Zendaya are nominated in the favorite movie actress category; and Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Tom Holland and Will Smith top the list of kids’ favorite movie actors. With this year’s nomination,
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Oscars Slammed by Visual Effects Society for Mocking Cats: It 'Demeaned' the VFX Work

Oscars Slammed by Visual Effects Society for Mocking Cats: It 'Demeaned' the VFX Work
Not everyone was laughing at the Oscars‘ Cats bit on Sunday night.

After the movie musical was slammed by critics and audiences alike — and didn’t receive any nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards — stars Rebel Wilson and James Corden represented the movie at Sunday night’s ceremony by dressing up as their characters from the musical to present the Best Visual Effects award.

But the Visual Effects Society didn’t think the bit was funny, saying they felt it diminished their art form and turned visual effects into a joke during the ceremony.

“In presenting the Academy Award for outstanding visual effects,
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‘Cats’ Will Prowl Onto Digital HD on March 17th; Bonus Features Revealed

‘Cats’ Will Prowl Onto Digital HD on March 17th; Bonus Features Revealed
If you didn’t see Cats in theaters, we now know when you’ll get the chance to take in this one-of-a-kind experience from the comfort of your own home. Universal Home Pictures Entertainment announced today that Cats will be available to purchase on Digital HD on March 17th, with the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film following on April 7th. Contrary to earlier reports, there is not a director’s commentary from Tom Hooper included in the bonus features, but there are a bevy …
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