Vanessa Hudgens to reprise role in 'Bad Boys 4' with Will Smith, Martin Lawrence
Vanessa Hudgens will be returning to the “Bad Boys” film franchise alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. According to Deadline, Hudgens, 34, will reprise her role as weapons expert Kelly, who first made an appearance in 2020’s “Bad Boys for Life,” the third installment of the “Bad Boys” film franchise.news.yahoo.com
The Rock's Black Adam Box Office Damage Control Is Embarrassing
A few days after Variety reported that the Dwayne Johnson-led Black Adam was looking like it was going to fail to return much of a profit—if any—Deadline has come out with a piece stating that the Variety article is wrong, actually, and Black Adam is doing just fine in the box office. The star himself has also chimed in.news.yahoo.com
‘As the World Turns’ actress dies at 37
“As the World Turns” star Marnie Schulenburg died of breast cancer Tuesday in New Jersey, Deadline reports. The actor was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her performance as Alison Stewart, a character she played on the CBS soap opera from 2007 to 2010. “I have a 6-month-old and I need to be here for her,” Schulenburg told Soap Opera Digest in 2020. I have much more faith in myself than I realized.”She was in and out of the hospital in recent weeks. In 2013, she played Jo Sullivan on Hulu’s “One Life to Live.” She also had guest roles in series like “The Good Fight,” “Divorce” and Elementary.mlive.com
Tax Day change: When is the new deadline to file 2022 taxes?
The deadline for filing federal taxes has traditionally been April 15 but a holiday in the nation’s capital is changing that this year. This year, the deadline for most taxpayers to submit 2021 tax returns or file an extension is Monday, April 18. Patriots’ Day is celebrated in Maine and Massachusetts on April 18 so taxpayers in those two states have until April 19 to file. A slow tax seasonThe IRS kicked off tax season Jan. 24 and the agency expects more than 160 million individual returns to be filed. According to Fox Business, the current backlog includes 2.7 million paper returns from 2021 and 2.3 million returns from 2022 that have not been processed.mlive.com
Bill Maher pushes back on Fauci: 'Don't sit there in your white coat and tell me "just do what we say"'
Bill Maher is pushing back against blindly following the advice of Anthony Fauci and other doctors amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying, "Don't sit there in your white coat and tell me 'just do what we say.'""That's not a criticism of them like they're being corrupt, although there certainly is plenty of corruption in the medical establishment," the "Real Time" host said in an interview with Deadline published Friday, when asked if he believes...news.yahoo.com
Mark Harmon is leaving ‘NCIS’ after 18 seasons
Spoiler alert: Mark Harmon is leaving “NCIS” after more than 18 seasons. Deadline reports Monday’s episode of the show said his character, Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, decided to give up his career in law enforcement: “I’m not going back,” he told Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) after a case involving a contract killer was solved jn Alaska. Harmon, whose character first appeared on “JAG” in 2003, will remain an executive producer on the CBS procedural, currently in its 19th season. “As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark continues to be an integral part of the fabric of the show. “So regarding the future of Gibbs, as longtime fans of the show may have noticed over the years… never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”mlive.com
'The Sopranos' creator is 'extremely angry' his prequel movie is premiering on HBO Max the same time it's in theaters: 'It was designed to be a movie'
David Chase is not holding back his disappointment that "The Many Saints of Newark" will not be getting an exclusive theatrical release.news.yahoo.com
Netflix lands 'Knives Out' sequels in high-priced deal
FILE - Daniel Craig attends the "Knives Out" photo call on Nov. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. Netflix said Wednesday, March 31, 2021, it has reached a deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson's acclaimed 2019 whodunit, "Knives Out." Johnson will direct with Daniel Craig returning as inspector Benoit Blanc. It also lands Netflix something it has dearly sought: the kind of major film franchises that traditional studios have long depended on. Made for $40 million, “Knives Out” grossed $311.4 million in worldwide ticket sales and landed Johnson an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay.
Michigan pushes due date for individual income tax returns back to May 17
LANSING, Mich. – The due date for Michigan individual income tax annual returns has been pushed back to May 17, the state treasury department announced. Gretchen Whitmer announced the new filing deadline after the IRS extended its deadline to May 17. Changing the state’s filing and payment deadlines can help individuals figure out their next steps as we navigate these extraordinary times.”AdUnder the new deadline, state individual income tax annual returns and payments are due before 11:59 p.m. May 17. Taxpayers who are owed a refund are encouraged to file their state income tax returns so they can receive their refunds. They should estimate their tax liability and pay any taxes owed by May 17 to avoid additional interest or penalties, state officials said.
Forward warriors! Live-action 'Halo' TV series is launching on Paramount+ in 2022
Master Chief and "Halo" will launch on the TV screen in a Paramount+ streaming series in 2022. Loyal fans of Microsoft's mega-popular "Halo" video game franchise have a lot to cheer about after years of failed attempts to adapt the Xbox sci-fi shooter into a live-action feature film left the Master Chief in a state of limbo. Now Paramount+ has picked up the flag and is carrying it home to 2022 with a live-action TV series based on the military sci-fi universe of "Halo." According to Deadline , ViacomCBS recently announced plans to bring the “Halo” project to its newly renamed Paramount+ streaming service instead of Showtime. "Halo" debuts on Paramount+ sometime in 2022.space.com
Detroit Youth Choir is getting its own show on Disney+
The charismatic and highly talented Detroit Youth Choir gained notoriety in 2019 after a successful run on “America’s Got Talent,” and now, the group is getting its own docuseries on the streaming network Disney+, according to Deadline. The six-episode series, called “Choir,” has been filming since last fall, and will examine the ins and out of the Detroit Youth Choir, as well as featuring its artistic director, Anthony White. “We guarantee you’ll be singing along with this joyful group as they learn lessons about music and life in general.”AdThe Detroit Youth Choir was founded in 1996, and is comprised of Detroit students ages 8 to 18. In addition to the docuseries, there is also a scripted series in the works at Disney+ that will show a fictionalized version of the Detroit Youth Choir and White. If you’ve never seen the Detroit Youth Choir then you’re in for a treat.
Certain words grating you? A Michigan school wants to know
Lake Superior State University is accepting candidates for its 46th annual tongue-in-cheek list of words that should be banished. “It’s our tradition to publish the world-famous banished words list on Dec. 31 so that people don’t begin the new year by putting their foot in their mouth,” LSSU President Rodney Hanley said. “No-brainer — which also made our list in the past.”The deadline to submit online entries is 8 a.m. EST on Nov. 30. More than a dozen words or phrases were added last year, including “artisanal,” “influencer,” “living my best life” and “chirp.”There are more than 1,000 banned words or phrases in the Lake Superior State archive. Rabe, who was public relations director, and faculty came up with the first list at a New Year’s Eve party in 1975.
Director Stephen Daldry exits 'Wicked' film adaptation
The long-gestating film adaptation of the Broadway hit “Wicked” has hit another snag. Director Stephen Daldry is exiting the project, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday. The “Billy Elliot” director has been associated with the adaptation for years, going back as far as 2012. Writer Winnie Holzman, who wrote the musical, wrote the script with “Wicked” composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. At one point, the film was supposed to hit theaters in Dec. 2019.
Secretary of State initiatives to register more than 100,000 citizens to vote
DETROIT – Secretary of State mailings are expected to register more than 100,000 citizens as voters, based on current responses to the letters and upcoming registration deadlines. “Michigan citizens want to vote. These mailers invited recipients to register to vote by going online or by returning the enclosed card to the Secretary of State. Approximately 130,000 of the citizens who received a letter conducted a transaction at a Secretary of State branch office after automatic voter registration was required by the state constitution but before it had been implemented. Together, these programs are on track to result in more than 100,000 newly registered Michigan citizens, based on voters who registered online, registered by returning the mailing, or are being registered automatically.
'Dune' release reportedly pushed back to October 2021
The release of sci-fi epic "Dune" has been delayed until next October, according to Deadline. The film from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures has already had its release pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Deadline reported that the postponed date coincides with the release of Warner Bros.' "The Batman," which suggests that the comic book movie's release could also have a new date. "Dune" is the latest would-be blockbuster to see its release pushed back. A representative for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.cnbc.com
Federal judge extends count for US census until end of October
DETROIT – Just before midnight, a federal judge ruled the count for the U.S. census will not end next week. Census workers and households have until the end of October to get the form filled out. “That extends the door knocking,” said Victoria Kovari, from the city of Detroit census. “It extends the website response, the phone lines, etc.”In April, the Census Bureau announced operations would be extended until the end of October because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Congress could still act to extend the time the Census Bureau has to deliver the population count beyond Dec. 31.
Judge rules 2020 census must continue for another month
Previously, the Census Bureau had only half that time for data processing, from the start of October until the end of December. The San Jose, California-based judge earlier this month issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Census Bureau from winding down field operations until she ruled. Attorneys for the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce said Friday they would file an appeal and asked the judge to suspend the injunction while that happens. The bureau was facing a shortfall in census takers after large numbers reported for training but then dropped out. “Every day that the 2020 Census count continues, and Census operations appropriately continue, will help ensure the accuracy and completeness of this once-in-a-decade tally.”___Follow Mike Schneider on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MikeSchneiderAP.
'Space Hero:' Planned reality TV show wants to launch winner to International Space Station
The International Space Station, as seen from the space shuttle Atlantis in July 2011, on the final flight of the shuttle program. The show will then follow that lucky person's trip to the space station and end when he or she comes back down to Earth. Space Hero, Inc., the production company behind the coming series, is working with Houston-based firm Axiom Space, Deadline reported. Deadline also reported that the "Space Hero" winner will fly to the space station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The people behind Space Hero, Inc., aren't the first to dream up a reality show that would launch civilians into space.space.com
Mnuchin: Income tax filing deadline moved from April 15 to July 15
WASHINGTON – United States Secretary of the Treasury announced Friday that the income tax filing deadline will be moved from April 15 to July 15. “All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties,” Secretary Mnuchin announced. At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties. — Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) March 20, 2020The administration had announced earlier in the week that it would delay the payments, a move that Mnuchin said would leave $300 billion in the economy at a critical time.
'Game of Thrones' David Benioff and D.B. Weiss reportedly no longer working on 'Star Wars' trilogy
David Benioff and D. B. Weiss attend the "Game Of Thrones" season 8 premiere on April 3, 2019 in New York City. "We love Star Wars," Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement to Deadline. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything." It was also recently announced that Marvel's Kevin Feige would also be throwing his hat into the Star Wars ring. "We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars."cnbc.com
Neil Diamond Musical Coming To Broadway
Ive always loved Broadway, McCarten said. Im honored and excited to be working with this great team.McCarten added he holds a special spot for Diamond. On the mantle-piece in my childhood home in New Zealand, there were always two pictures: one was of the Pope, the other of Neil Diamond. The epic musical catalogue of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer flowed endlessly off our family record player. Imagine my excitement, then, when the opportunity arose to work with Neil on a musical based on his life and music.detroit.cbslocal.com