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Liam Hemsworth to replace Henry Cavill in Season 4 of “The Witcher”

“The Witcher” has been renewed for a fourth season by Netflix, but will take place without leading star Henry Cavill, who will exit the production after the upcoming third season debuts.  Liam Hemsworth set to take over the lead role of Geralt of Rivia.  Netflix announced the renewal and casting news on Saturday afternoon, with both Hemsworth and Cavill releasing statements on social media.

Cavill has starred as the monster hunter Geralt on “The Witcher” since the Netflix series debuted in Dec. 2019. The show’s upcoming third season, set to be released Summer 2023, will be the actor’s last with the series.  Cavill wrote on Instagram:  “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been filled with both monsters and adventures, and alas, I will be laying down my medallion and my swords for Season 4. In my stead, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will be taking up the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men. Liam, good sir, this character has such a wonderful depth to him, enjoy diving in and seeing what you can find.”

Hemswoth’s statement read“As a Witcher fan I’m over the moon about the opportunity to play Geralt of Rivia. Henry Cavill has been an incredible Geralt, and I’m honoured that he’s handing me the reins and allowing me to take up the White Wolf’s blades for the next chapter of his adventure. Henry, I’ve been a fan of yours for years and was inspired by what you brought to this beloved character. I may have some big boots to fill, but I’m truly excited to be stepping into The Witcher world.”

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New teaser trailer for Season 4 of HBO’s ‘Succession’ shares premiere date

HBO’s ‘Succession’ shared its Season 4 teaser trailer, and revealed that the show’s new season will arrive in spring 2023.

In the new clip, patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) says “Everything I try to do, people turn against me. I’m 100 feet tall. These people are pygmies.”  The series also stars Alexander Skarsgård (Lukas Matsson), Alan Ruck (Connor Roy), Jeremy Strong (Kendall), Kieran Culkin (Roman) and Sarah Snook (Shiv).

Succession Season 4 premieres spring 2023. Check out the teaser trailer – here.

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Green Day and Eddie Vedder to headline fifth annual ‘Innings Festival’ in Arizona

Green Day and Eddie Vedder will headline the fifth annual Innings Festival, taking place at Arizona’s Tempe Beach and Tempe Arts Park, February 25-26, 2023. The two-day event will feature 18 bands on two stages, including performances from Weezer, Marcus Mumford, The Black Crowes, The Revivalists, The Offspring, Mt. Joy, The Pretty Reckless, The Head and the Heart and more, as well as curated food vendors and interactive baseball related activities.

Attendees can also look forward to appearances by Major League Baseball greats Randy Johnson, Jake Peavy, Dontrelle Willis, Grady Sizemore, Kevin Mitchell, Vince Coleman, Bret Boone, Vinny Castilla, Matt Williams, Edgar Martinez, Mike Cameron and more.

Single day and two day general admission, GA+, VIP and Platinum Tickets are on sale now at the Innings Festival website.

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Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro dies at 63

Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro has passed away at 63 years old after a fall at his home. Peligro drummed for Dead Kennedys between 1981 and 1986, 2001 and 2008, and then 2009 to present day.

The news was confirmed by the band who issued a statement revealing that the musician fell after suffering a trauma to the head after an accidental fall. The band’s statement on the matter reads as follows: “Dead Kennedys’ drummer D.H. Peligro (Darren Henley) passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday, October 28th. Police on the scene stated that he died from trauma to the head caused by an accidental fall. Arrangements are pending and will be announced in the coming days. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your thoughts and words of comfort.”

Peligro joined the band in 1981, making his debut on the In God We Trust EP. He then remained with the band for their next three albums, Plastic Surgery Disasters, Frankenchrist and Bedtime for Democracy.  Peligro would briefly join Red Hot Chili Peppers after Dead Kennedy’s split in 1986, taking over after the exit of drummer Jack Irons.  Peligro returned to Dead Kennedys upon their 2001 reunion, taking a brief hiatus in 2008 before resuming with the band again one year later.

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Sean Penn to receive TV Academy Hall of Fame’s Bob Hope Humanitarian Award

Actor, director, and activist Sean Penn will be honored by the Television Academy with the ‘Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, ‘ which will be bestowed on him at the Hall of Fame event on Wednesday, November 16, at the TV Academy’s Saban Media Center.

Penn, a two-time Academy Award winner, is well known for his activism efforts, including his work in Haiti where he founded the Community Organized Relief Effort organization, which focuses on community-first aid. Kim Coleman, co-chair of the Humanitarian Award Selection Committee, said “Sean’s activism and immense humanitarian efforts have had a profound impact on the global community, and he has effectively used his platform to motivate change.”  Co-chair Michael Spiller added, “Sean is responsible for getting help to people who need it the most. From Haiti to Ukraine to Los Angeles, he is an inspiration to us all.”

Additionally, six television figures will be inducted into the 26th Hall of Fame: documentarian Ken Burns, entertainer Rita Moreno, choreographer and actress Debbie Allen, CBS executive Bob Daly, BET founder Robert L. Johnson, and cinematographer Donald A. Morgan. The Academy is also set to unveil four new busts of previous inductees in the Hall of Fame sculpture garden, including Shonda Rhimes, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Joan Rivers, and Katie Couric. TV Academy chairman and CEO, Frank Scherma said: “These legendary performers, creators, craftspeople and television executives are luminaries in our industry. Their work has influenced and immeasurably elevated the current television landscape and culture. We are proud to induct these trailblazers into the Hall of Fame and honored to celebrate their extraordinary contributions to our industry.”

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Henry Cavill set to return as Superman for future DC films

Henry Cavill posted to social media to share that he is “back as Superman” following his cameo in the post-credits scene of “Black Adam,” which opened last weekend to $140 million worldwide. The news comes after years of rumors and speculation about Superman’s long-awaited return to the DC Universe.

Cavill said in a video posted to his Instagram feed:“I wanted to wait until the weekend was over before posting this because I wanted to give you all a chance to watch ‘Black Adam.’  But now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman.”  The 39-year-old actor added that what audiences saw in Black Adam is just a very small taste of things to come, but gave no further details. Cavill ended by thanking fans for their enthusiastic response to his return: “Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience. I promise it will be rewarded.”

Cavill first originated his Superman nearly 10 years ago in 2013’s “Man of Steel” and has played the Son of Krypton just a handful of times since then: in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” 2017’s “Justice League,” 2021’s “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” and a brief post-credits cameo in “Black Adam.”

Henry Cavill Returning As Superman

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Ozzfest is coming to the Metaverse Music Festival this November

Ozzy Osbourne is bringing Ozzfest to the Metaverse. According to the website for 3D virtual world-browser platform Decentraland, Ozzy will perform and bring his classic Ozzfest festival to the second annual Metaverse Music Festival, which takes place November 10 to November 13 on Decentraland’s website. It will be the first time Ozzfest has been held since 2018, and the first time ever that it has been held virtually. For information, head here.

The online event is free, and users will not be required to wear a VR set. Over 100 artists will perform at the event, and according to the official press release: “this year, Metaverse Music Festival returns bigger and bolder November 10-13, 2022. Set in an otherworldly cyberpunk landscape being reclaimed by nature, the Festival will feature 15 uniquely designed stages that will see performances from 100+ musical artists from across a wide variety of genres, as well as new interactive experiences.

“The global lineup includes Ozzy Osbourne, Vladimir Cauchemar, SNH48, Spottie WiFi, Atarashii Gakko!, Amadis & The Ambassador, Maija Kauhanen, Handshaking, Akira the Don, Losers, 2AM, Erika Krall, Lian Gold, PIP, and many more to be announced in the coming weeks.

MVMF will be presented together with Kraken and is free for all to attend, no ticket or headset required. Just RSVP to this event! Keep up with Festival updates by following the #DCLMVMF22 tag on Twitter.”

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Mötley Crüe issues statement on Mick Mars retirement from touring

Mötley Crüe have released an official statement after guitarist and founding member Mick Mars announced his retirement from touring.  A rep for Mars shared his decision to retire from touring to Varietysaying that the 71-year-old guitarist’s decades-long struggle with the rare disease Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.) —  a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis that affects the spine — had gradually impaired his movement,  making touring untenable.

In an official statement on Thursday, Mötley Crüe supported Mars decision to retire from touring, and confirmed rumors that former Marilyn Manson/ Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 will replace him on tour. (Mars’ statement noted he will continue to be a member of the band, presumably for future recordings.) John 5 has a long history with the Crüe, co-writing three songs on the band’s The Dirt soundtrack released in 2019. He was also a member of LA Rats in 2021, the supergroup featuring Sixx, Rob Zombie and drummer Tommy Clufetos.

The band’s statement read“While change is never easy, we accept Mick’s decision to retire from the band due to the challenges with his health. We have watched Mick manage his Ankylosing Spondylitis for decades and he has always managed it with utmost courage and grace. To say ‘enough is enough’ is the ultimate act of courage. Mick’s sound helped define Mötley Crüe from the minute he plugged in his guitar at our very first rehearsal together. The rest, as they say, is history. We’ll continue to honor his musical legacy. We will carry out Mick’s wish and continue to tour the world as planned in 2023. No doubt will it take an absolutely outstanding musician to fill Mick’s shoes so we are grateful that our good friend, John 5 has agreed to come on board and join us moving forward. We’ll see all you Crüeheads out on the road! ~ Vince, Tommy & Nikki”

Mötley Crüe recently announced plans for a 2023 world tour alongside Def Leppard, who co-headlined their wildly successful 2022 Stadium Tour through North America. The 2023 World Tour kicks-off on February 18th in Mexico City before wrapping up in Glasgow on July 6th.  For ticket info, visit

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Check out the first trailer for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’

Marvel has revealed the first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third movie in the Ant-Man series in the MCU and stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in the title roles.

Quantumania is a sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. The film follows Scott Lang (Rudd), aka Ant-Man, and Hope van Dyne (Lilly), aka Wasp, as they enter the “secret universe” of the Quantum Realm. Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer co-star as Hope’s parents, Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, with Kathryn Newton as Scott’s daughter, Cassie Lang. In addition, Jonathan Majors portrays the new villain Kang.

Check out the official trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania on YouTube.
The film opens in theaters Feb. 17, 2023.

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2022 People’s Choice Awards announces Kenan Thompson as host, reveals nominees

The People’s Choice Awards announced on Wednesday that Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson will return to host this year ceremony for the second consecutive year.  Said Thompson: “I’m beyond excited to host the People’s Choice Awards again this year and celebrate the incredible talent and fans that this show unites. I’m so grateful to be nominated – shoutout to the fans and congrats to all the nominees. Get ready for round two!!”  The full list of nominees and the beginning of voting were also revealed.

The 2022 People’s Choice Awards will air simultaneously on NBC and E! on Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00 pm ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. Live from E!: The 2022 People’s Choice Awards will kick off the night with a red carpet special at 7:00 pm ET/PT on E!.

Voting for the 2022 People’s Choice Awards is now open and fans worldwide can vote for their favorite nominee in each of the 40 categories representing movies, television, music and pop culture. Voting runs today through Wednesday, November 9 at 11:59 pm ET.  For the full list of nominees and voting information, head to

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