'A Quiet Place II' delayed again, sets sights on September release
"A Quiet Place Part II" is the latest Hollywood film to push its global box office release as the coronavirus pandemic rages on in the U.S. This is the third time the film has been postponed due to the outbreak. The film is the much anticipated sequel to John Krasinski's directorial debut "A Quiet Place," which introduced moviegoers to a world in which deadly, but blind creatures hunt based only on sound. The commercial success of "A Quiet Place" and Krasinski's desire to have the film play on the big screen could keep the film away from the streaming market for the time being. Here's what the 2021 calendar looks like now that "A Quiet Place II" has been postponed.cnbc.com
Q&A: Clooney on 'Midnight Sky' and his twilight as an actor
“The Midnight Sky,” which Clooney directed and stars in, is an apocalyptic sci-fi drama with some striking solitude. Debuting Wednesday on Netflix, “The Midnight Sky,” based on Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel “Good Morning, Midnight," is Clooney's seventh film as director and his biggest scaled production yet. ___AP: You finished shooting “The Midnight Sky” in February, right before the pandemic began. AP: What drew you to “The Midnight Sky”? I know people who are older -- older than me, even -- who live with real regret.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom, but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime
on Aug. 31, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman in character as T'Challa in "Black Panther" and 10-year old twins Lenny, left, and Bobby Homes paying tribute to Boseman at their home in in Mesa, Ariz. on Aug. 31, 2020. (Takiyah Dupas, Marvel Studios, Annalie Homes via AP)And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds in 2020 — highbrow and lowbrow — to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting needs: Distraction, inspiration, consolation, escapism, hope. A Broadway star serenaded health workers from his apartment window, and ballet dancers performed “Swan Lake” from their bathtubs. The world mourns an actor of immense talent who, like many of his characters, radiated a regal sense of dignity.
The Virtual Cast Reunions That Have Kept Us Smiling Amid Quarantine
Although, for the cast of Parks and Recreation, that didn't keep them from getting back together to film an entire remote episode special about the outbreak for NBC. Here's a look at all the reunions -- posted to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, or aired on TV -- that have kept our spirits high throughout this difficult time. CommunityThe Community cast reunited for a virtual table read on May 18, and things at Greendale were just as hilarious as ever! Lizzie McGuireHilary Duff and the entire Lizzie McGuire cast virtually reunited for a throwback table read on May 11. RELATED CONTENT:Pedro Pascal Can't Stop Cracking Up During 'Community' Reunion Virtual Table ReadNeNe Leakes Sounds Off on the 'RHOA' Virtual Reunion: Why She Walked Off and Didn't Come Back (Exclusive)Lucy Hale Spills 'Pretty Little Liars' Reunion Details and Talks Possible Movie (Exclusive)'Friends' Reunion Is Put on Hold Until They Can Have a Live Studio Audience
John Krasinski's 'Some Good News' Show Is Coming to ViacomCBS With One Big Difference
John Krasinski's good works have not gone unnoticed. On Thursday, ViacomCBS announced that the actor-director's wildly popular web series, Some Good News, will be coming to ViacomCBS, ET confirms. Krasinski started SGN in order to uplift and encourage fans amid the coronavirus pandemic and so far, it's been a huge success. In the eight episodes that he made of the web series, Krasinski was able to garner 2.56 million YouTube subscribers, with some episodes having as many as 17 million views. RELATED CONTENT:John Krasinski 'Saved the Best for Last' With 'Some Good News' FinaleJohn Krasinski's Daughters Design T-Shirt to Help Restaurant Employees Struggling Amid COVID-19 Pandemic'The Office' Cast Reunites on John Krasinski's 'Some Good News'
John Krasinski Shouts Out H-E-B Employees on His Some Good News YouTube Show
click image Youtube / SomeGoodNewsA TikTok video starring employees of San Antonio-based grocery chain H-E-B received a celebrity spotlight Sunday from actor and producer John Krasinski ().On his YouTube show Some Good News , Krasinski featured the viral video made by the employees of an H-E-B in Huntsville, Texas. The video depicts a scene familiar to many Texans the checkout aisle at their local grocer when employees suddenly spring out from the aisles and begin a choreographed dance to "Something New" by Wiz Khalifa.Krasinski calls the H-E-B employees "heroes" in a segment dedicated to essential workers, which highlights their ability to create moments of levity during the crisis. He also talks about how they risk their lives, often for low wages , while those who can afford to work from home benefit from their services.Whether your H-E-B cashier self-identifies a hero might depend on whether they have other options to pay the bills or can afford to take paid sick leave.But in the latter case at least, they're still better off than half their peers , who don't receive paid leave. Overall, H-E-B has been on top of its shit about protecting workers and granting them hazard pay , while other grocers have pointedly failed to prioritize employees' health.Krasinski's "hero" segment also features Trader Joe's employees wearing masks and gloves to pose as Marvel's Avengers . But you don't think of Iron Man having to demand hazard pay or ask permission to put on his protective equipment lest it "give customers a bad impression."sacurrent.com
'A Quiet Place Part II' delays March release due to coronavirus pandemic
"A Quiet Place Part II" is the latest Hollywood film to push its global box office release amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. "A Quiet Place Part II" is the much anticipated sequel to Krasinski's directorial debut "A Quiet Place," which introduced moviegoers to a world in which deadly, but blind creatures hunt based only on sound. "A Quiet Place" also featured Krasinkski's wife, actress Emily Blunt, in a leading role alongside deaf teen actress Millicent Simmonds and a young English actor named Noah Jupe. This is the third Hollywood film to push its release date in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. While "Peter Rabbit 2" and "No Time to Die" have new release dates Aug. 7 and Nov. 25, respectively Krasinkski did not provide a new date for "A Quiet Place Part II."cnbc.com
Watch Hyundai's hilarious 'smaht pahk' Boston-themed Super Bowl ad
Hyundai's Super Bowl spot will plug a remote parking assist feature with the help of heavy Boston accents and a slate of celebrities with ties to the city. "[We're] not trying to say everything that's on every car the Super Bowl audience is there to be entertained," Goldberg said. Hyundai's decision to focus on Boston left some wondering if the company was betting on the New England Patriots landing in the Super Bowl. Of course, entertainment value isn't the only thing that matters with the massive audience of the Super Bowl when you're using it to launch a new car. Watch the other Super Bowl spots that have been released so far here.cnbc.com
Why John Krasinski Didn't Tell Wife Emily Blunt He Was Doing His Own Stunts on 'Jack
John Krasinski really committed to the character on season two of Jack Ryan -- but didn't clue his wife in on just how far he'd go. "Oh yeah, [I'm a] stunt man," Krasinski shared, though quickly joked his stunt crew wouldn't agree with his new label. This season of Jack Ryan is bigger and better, according to Krasinski, and he stepped up to the plate. During ET's visit to the Jack Ryan set, Krasinski joked he "won't let" Blunt co-star on the series -- but he's always happy to have her support. Season two of Jack Ryan premieres Friday on Amazon Prime Video.
John Krasinski Shares Sweet Pic With Emily Blunt as They Wrap 'A Quiet Place 2'
John Krasinski found the perfect way to announce that production has wrapped on A Quiet Place: Part II. In September 2018, ET spoke with Krasinski while promoting Jack Ryan, where he admitted that he's "been tinkering" with a concept for a sequel to A Quiet Place. A Quiet Place: Part II arrives in theaters on March 20, 2020. RELATED CONTENT:John Krasinski Has Begun Filming the 'Quiet Place' Sequel -- See the First On-Set Pic! Bryan Tyree Henry Offers 'A Quiet Place' Sequel DetailsEmily Blunt Reveals She 'Knows Everything' About 'A Quiet Place' Sequel (Exclusive)
John Krasinski Has Begun Filming the 'Quiet Place' Sequel -- See the First On-Set Pic!
A Quiet Place Part II is officially underway! On Monday, John Krasinski, the films director and co-writer, tweeted out the first photo from the set of the highly-anticipated sequel. I'm right there, I'm just sort of thinking about it," he told ET in October at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. A Quiet Place II is set to scare its way into theaters on May 15, 2020. RELATED CONTENT:Bryan Tyree Henry Offers 'A Quiet Place' Sequel DetailsJohn Krasinski Teases 'A Quiet Place' Sequel: Find Out the Release DateEmily Blunt Reveals She 'Knows Everything' About 'A Quiet Place' Sequel (Exclusive)
Oscars 2016 nominations announced
The 88th Academy Award nominations were announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by actor John Krasinski from “The Office,” and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Among the best picture nominees were "The Revenant," "Spotlight" and "The Martian." Fandango’s Erik Davis joins “CBS This Morning" to discuss the surprises and snubs.cbsnews.com