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Alicia Vikander to Star And Produce ‘Dial M for Murder’ TV Series

Alicia Vikander is set to star in and executive produce the upcoming TV adaptation of Dial M For Murder.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the show is ‘Designed as an anthology series that will reset each season, the new take reimagines Frederick Knott’s 1952 play and its subsequent 1954 feature film by Alfred Hitchcock.” Adding another aspect to the reimagining, the anthology series will ‘tell the crime thriller from the female perspective.’  Vikander and writer/producer Terence Winter teamed with MGM/UA Television to develop the series, which currently has no network attached to it.

The 1954 film adaptation of Dial M For Murder revolves around an ‘ex-tennis pro’ named Tony Wendice,’ played by Ray Milland, who ‘wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot (Grace Kelly) murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance.’ When he discovers Margot’s affair with Mark Halliday, Tony ‘comes up with the perfect plan to kill her.’ 

Alicia Vikander Set to Star & Produce ‘Dial M For Murder’ Anthology Series

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‘Jeopardy!’ Shares Alex Trebek’s Posthumous Thanksgiving Message

The late Alex Trebek pre-recorded a special Thanksgiving message while filming an episode of Jeopardy! The official Jeopardy! Twitter account shared the pre-recorded video on Thursday, stating that his message was “high on our list of things to be thankful for.” 

In his message, Trebek reminded everyone that there are “reasons to be thankful” despite having to celebrate amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying, “You know, in spite of what America and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful. There are more and more people extending helpful hands to do a kindness to their neighbors, and that’s a good thing.” Trebek ended his message by encouraging everyone to “keep the faith.” “We’re going to get through all of this, and we will be a better society because of it.”

Trebek passed away at the age of 80 on Nov. 8 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The longtime gameshow host had taped his final episodes just two weeks before his death. Former Jeopardy! player Ken Jennings will serve as interim host of the syndicated series when it resumes production Nov. 30. 

Alex Trebek pre-recorded touching Thanksgiving message: ‘Keep the faith’

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Slipknot Announce New Knotfest Brazil To Be Held In 2021

Slipknot have announced the inaugural Knotfest Brazil festival, to take place on December 19, 2021 at the Sambódromo do Anhembi in São Paulo. Slipknot will headline the event alongside nine other bands, for a total of 12 hours of music.

Knotfest previously held fests in Mexico, Colombia and France, where it teamed up with the renowned Hellfest Open Air. The event had planned festivals for Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines, however these shows were cancelled early this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The band also announced earlier this month that they were working on new material. The group’s frontman Corey Taylor has been busy with his own solo work, thanks to the release of his debut album CMFT.

Tickets for the event are available here.

SLIPKNOT Announces First-Ever Knotfest Brazil for 2021

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Wolfgang Van Halen Earns His First No. 1 Hit On Billboard Chart

Wolfgang Van Halen recently debuted his first solo song “Distance” which claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Hard Rock Songs chart. Van Halen released the track under the band name of Mammoth WVH and accompanied it with a video paying tribute to his late father, guitar legend Eddie Van Halen.

Wolfgang told Billboard, “I am beyond humbled by the response to ‘Distance’. I can’t believe that it’s appearing on all of these charts so soon after release. The fact that so many have embraced the song and video shows how much we have in common in the love and respect we have for my father. I just wish he was here to see it. Thank you so much to everyone who’s listening and also to my whole team who has worked so hard to make this a reality.”

You can watch the poignant video for Distance at the link: here.

Mammoth WVH’s Eddie Van Halen Tribute ‘Distance’ Debuts Atop Rock Charts: ‘I Just Wish He Was Here to See It’

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‘Jeopardy!’ Announces Ken Jennings As Its First Interim Host After The Death Of Alex Trebek

Following the death of longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek earlier this month, the game show has now announced it will resume production with a new interim host in the meantime. “Jeopardy!” announced that Ken Jennings, who holds the all-time records for most consecutive games won at 74, will be the first interim guest host for the show.  Production is set to resume on November 30.

Jennings is just the first of what will be a series of guest hosts, the show said. The additional guest hosts have yet to be announced, and a permanent host has yet to be named.

Trebek had hosted “Jeopardy!” since 1984. The show is still in its 37th season, and new episodes hosted by Jennings will air in January 2021.

Ken Jennings will be first interim ‘Jeopardy!’ host following death of Alex Trebek

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Foo Fighters Share Short Film ‘Times Like Those’

The Foo Fighters are celebrating their 25th anniversary with the release of a special video stream entitled “Times Like Those”, in which the band takes a visual look back at their history.

The band said about the film: “Maybe the 25th anniversary year didn’t go *quite* as planned but we were still able to come together for a look back at the last 25 years.”

The group had originally planned to celebrate their 25th anniversary by hitting the road for the Van Tour, which would have seen the band revisit many of the cities of their inaugural tour in 1985, but tour plans were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. 

Watch their new “Times Like Those” short film: here.

Foo Fighters Release ‘Times Like Those’ Short Film For 25th Anniversary [Watch]

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AC/DC’s New Album “Power Up” Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard 200

AC/DC’s brand new album, Power Up, has reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Power Up reached No. 1 on the strength of 117,000 equivalent album units earned in the United States for the week ending Nov. 19 — 111,000 which came directly from album sales while another 5,000 album equivalent units were earned through on-demand streams.

Power Up is AC/DC’s third No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200. Their first No. 1 was back in 1981 with the release of the Back in Black follow-up, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, and in 2008 they reached No, 1 with Black Ice.

Power Up is the first release from AC/DC since 2014’s Rock or Bust and is also the first from the band since the death of guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017.

AC/DC’s ‘Power Up’ Charges In at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

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2021 Grammy Award Nominations: See The Full List Of Nominees

The 2021 Grammy nominations were announced on Wednesday, with Beyoncé leading all artists with nine total. “Black Parade” earned nominations for record of the year, song of the year, best r&b performance and best r&b song categories. Her duet with Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage,” is also up for record of the year, best rap performance and best rap song. Beyonce tops off her nominations with best music video (“Brown Skin Girl”) and best music film (Black Is King.)

Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Rich each earned six nominations. Swift’s Folklore is up for album of the year, and best pop vocal album, “Cardigan” will compete for song of the year and best pop solo performance. Swift is nominated alongside Bon Iver for best pop duo/group performance for “Exile” and for best song written for visual media for “Beautiful Ghosts,” from Cats.

Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia is up for album of the year and best pop vocal album. “Don’t Start Now” appears in the record of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance categories. Lipa is also nominated in the best pop duo/group category with J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Tainy for “Un Dia (One Day).” 

Roddy Ricch is up for record of the year (“Rockstar”), song of the year (“The Box”), best melodic rap performance and best rap song for both “Rockstar” and “The Box.”

See the full list on nominees in the link below.

2021 Grammy Awards nominees announced with Beyonce leading with 9 nominations

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Filming To Begin On ‘Black Panther 2’ To Begin in July 2021

The sequel to the Marvel film Black Panther will begin filming in Atlanta next July. The sequel was temporarily put on hold after the death of Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular superhero. According to The Hollywood Reporter, initially the plan was to start production in March 2021.

Actor Tenoch Huerta is in talks to play one of the antagonists. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are expected to return for the next chapter, with many hinting that Wright’s character Shuri may take on a more prominent role.

There has been no update yet on who might take over late Boseman’s role and neither has the studio revealed its plans on how they will proceed without Boseman, although they have indicated that they will not use CGI to include the late star in the film. Boseman portrayed Black Panther and his alter ego, T’Challa, in the 2018 film. He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and in August, the actor died at home in Los Angeles, with his wife and family members by his side.

Black Panther 2 to Begin Filming In July 2021

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Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent Teaming Up To Produce ABC Comedy ‘Family Affair’

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Mary J. Blige are teaming to produce a comedy for ABC. The two artists also collaborate on Starz’s Power Book II: Ghost and will be the team behind Family Affair, about a musician who’s suddenly put into a parental role. The network has committed to a pilot for the single-camera show from ABC Signature and writers Devon and Ranada Shepard.

Family Affair is the second project at ABC helmed by Jackson, who’s also an executive producer of the network’s drama For Life.  The new show will center on A-ron, a faded R&B star whose bachelor life is upended when he’s saddled with raising his sister’s four children. Feeling overwhelmed, A-ron soon discovers that musical talent runs in the family and takes on the challenges of both managing a music group and raising a family.

Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent to Produce ABC Comedy Series ‘Family Affair’

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