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Cannes to Wrap With Presentation of Palme D’Or on Saturday | Entertainment News
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Cannes to Wrap With Presentation of Palme D’Or on Saturday | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film WriterCANNES, France (AP) — The 75th Cannes Film Festival wraps Saturday with the presentation of the Palme d’Or and other awards selected by the nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon.The closing ceremony brings to a close a Cannes that has attempted to fully resuscitate the annual France extravaganza which was canceled in 2020 by the pandemic and saw modest crowds last year. This year’s festival also unspooled against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, which sparked red-carpet protests and a dialogue about the purpose of cinema in wartime.The closing ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. EDT and concludes roughly an hour later. Outside of France, it will be streamed live by Brut.But what’s going to win? The Palme, one of film’s most prestigious awards, is f...
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Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order 2, Jedi Survivor, Out In 2023

Screenshot: Respawn / EA / Lucasfilm / KotakuStar Wars Jedi: Survivor, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2019's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was finally revealed today via a new teaser trailer during Star Wars Celebration. It will be released in 2023 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. While we knew a sequel was in the works, this is the first time EA and Lucasfilm have confirmed the rumored name, which leaked earlier this year. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the follow-up to Respawn’s 2019 third-person action-adventure Star Wars game, Fallen Order. Like that game, this new sequel stars Cal Kestis, a former Jedi who is on the run from the Empire alongside a ragtag group of misfits and outsiders. Y’know, classic Star Wars stuff. The newly announced sequel is being led once again by former God of ...
A Good Man: Exhibits Honor ‘Peanuts’ Creator Schulz on 100th | Entertainment News
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A Good Man: Exhibits Honor ‘Peanuts’ Creator Schulz on 100th | Entertainment News

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and PATRICK ORSAGOS, Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a series of “Peanuts” comic strips that ran in mid-April of 1956, Charlie Brown grasps the string of his kite, which was stuck in what came to be known in the long-running strip as the “kite-eating tree.”In one episode that week, a frustrated Charlie Brown declines an offer from nemesis Lucy for her to yell at the tree.“If I had a kite caught up in a tree, I'd yell at it,” Lucy responds in the last panel.The simplicity of that interaction illustrates how different “Peanuts” was from comics drawn before its 1950 debut, said Lucy Shelton Caswell, founding curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University in Columbus, the world's largest such museum.Political Cartoons“The ide...
Ellen DeGeneres Ends Daytime Show With Plea for Compassion | Entertainment News
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Ellen DeGeneres Ends Daytime Show With Plea for Compassion | Entertainment News

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres brought her nearly two-decade daytime talk show to an end Thursday with a celebrity lovefest and a forceful assertion of her achievement as a gay woman daring to be herself.DeGeneres and guests Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and Pink shared memories and affection as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” concluded its Emmy-winning, 3,200-plus episode run that began in September 2003.“Twenty years ago, when we were trying to sell the show, no one thought that this would work. Not because it was a different kind of show, but because I was different,” DeGeneres said of the pushback from TV stations.When the syndicated show went on the air, she was prevented from saying the word “gay” or even the pronoun “we,” DeGeneres said, since the...
Austin Butler was hospitalized after playing Elvis | Entertainment
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Austin Butler was hospitalized after playing Elvis | Entertainment

Alon AmirPlaying the King of Rock & Roll did a number on Austin Butler.The Elvis actor, 30, told British GQ that he was hospitalized and bedridden for a week after completing the upcoming film back in March 2021. “I woke up at 4 in the morning with excruciating pain, and I was rushed to the hospital,” Butler said. “My body just started shutting down the day I finished Elvis.”According to GQ, Butler was diagnosed with a virus and was hospitalized for treatment of the virus, which simulates appendicitis. The role meant a lot to Butler, who related to Elvis Presley's life story on a deep, emotional level. “I’ve never loved somebody I’ve neve...
Shannon Dang on Style, Stereotypes, and Securing Her Breakout Role
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Shannon Dang on Style, Stereotypes, and Securing Her Breakout Role

Nothing can expose the universality of the human experience entirely like art does. Art is powerful because it allows us to step into other parts of the world, empathize with other people's life experiences, and even explore parts of ourselves. And that superpower isn't lost on actress Shannon Dang. For the Southern California–born actress, her time in the spotlight has seemingly always coincided with a more profound desire for expression. That driving force shows up in the star's life in numerous ways—from her quirky personal style to her career as a professional dancer to her numerous roles on-screen for the past 23 years. But it's not just the multi-hyphenate's desire for personal expression that's motivating her. Upon further inspection, you can easily conclude that Dang's career has a...
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Blaidd’s Elden Ring Voice Actor Reacts To Your Thirst Tweets

“Oh? Fine. Time to douse your little flame.”Image: Bandai Namco / Kotaku / RossHelen (Shutterstock)It’s not easy when your pining for the superior, virtual men in your favorite video game goes unnoticed. But rarely, once in a blue moon, a voice actor will provide solace to fans by acknowledging your appreciation for their characters. Today fans of Elden Ring’s breakout furry husband Blaidd the Half-Wolf are eating well, as his voice actor not only read y’alls’ terminally down-bad tweets for the NPC wolfman, but leaned into them with gusto.In a recent episode of BuzzFeed Multiplayer, Scott Arthur, the voice actor behind Blaidd set the record straight on how to properly pronounce the wolf-man’s name (it’s “Blithe”) and read some of y’alls’ best and worst thirst tweets.“I know that he’s cause...
Battery Charge Dropped Against Florida Rapper Rod Wave | Entertainment News
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Battery Charge Dropped Against Florida Rapper Rod Wave | Entertainment News

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A domestic battery charge against a 23-year-old Florida rapper who goes by the name Rod Wave has has been dropped, according to court documents.Prosecutors filed a notice Thursday in Osceola County court that the case against Rodarius Green was not suitable for prosecution.Green, whose song “Heart on Ice" broke into the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020, was arrested earlier this month following a traffic stop in St. Petersburg on a warrant out of Osceola County, officials said.According to an arrested warrant, Green's ex-girlfriend accused him of entering her central Florida home and choking her last month while their two children were in another room of the house. The former couple had dated for about four years, and the girlfriend told investigators that Green accused her...
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Norman Reedus Might Just Have Confirmed Death Stranding 2

Screenshot: Kojima Productions / KotakuSpeaking with men’s lifestyle site Leo, actor Norman Reedus seems to suggest that not only will there be a sequel to 2019’s Death Stranding, but that production has “just started.” This piece of information comes in the middle of a wide-ranging interview where the actor discusses his time on The Walking Dead, his friendship with other actors and celebrities, and, of course, his time working with video game auteur, Hideo Kojima. It kind of doesn’t get any more direct than this. After discussing his upcoming book, “The Ravaged,” as well as the coming end to The Walking Dead, interviewer Ilaria Urbinati mentions Death Stranding to which the actor replies very directly:Okay, so you got the book going on, you’ve got the final season coming out, then the sp...
Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health | Entertainment News
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Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health | Entertainment News

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Selena Gomez joined first lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the White House on Wednesday for a conversation about youth mental health.The singer/actor has been public about her struggles and revealed in 2020 that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.Biden, Murthy and Gomez held a conversation in the East Room with several young people, including a mother and a recent Rutgers college graduate, who shared how they had improved their mental outlook.The strategies they shared ranged from going through multiple therapists to find one who is right for you to using baking as a way to encourage conversation with others facing similar challenges.Political Cartoons“Mental health is very personal for me and I hope...