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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ will be the “largest film ever” made in Australia

Miller in 2016 – ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images At a press conference flanked by stars Chris Hemsworth and acclaimed director George Miller, New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian proclaimed on Tuesday that Furiosa, the sequel to 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, will be the “largest film ever” made in Australia’s New South Wales. Berejiklian explained the flick will inject at least $350 AUD ($270 million) into …

‘Ted Lasso’ takes the pitch for season 2 on July 23; Apple TV+ drops new trailer

Apple TV+ Having already secured a third-season renewal before its second season even premiered, Apple TV+’s Golden Globe-winning comedy Ted Lasso will return July 23.  Apple TV+ made the announcement today, and also dropped a trailer to promote the sophomore season of Jason Sudeikis‘ soccer comedy.  The show, for which Sudekis won a Best Actor Golden Globe in the …

‘Cruel Summer’ stars talk show’s “guessing game” plot and learning ’90s slang

Freeform/Frank Ockenfels (L-R: Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia) Meet your new favorite bingeable series: Cruel Summer. The Jessica Biel-produced Freeform series tells the story of two young women whose lives become unexpectedly intertwined. Olivia Holt plays Kate Wallis, a popular girl who mysteriously goes missing, and Chiara Aurelia plays Jeanette Turner, a shy wannabe who’s accused …

Scottie Pippen announces death of eldest son, Antron: “A kind heart and beautiful soul gone way too soon”

Carlos Tischler/Getty Images NBA legend Scottie Pippen announced the sudden passing of his eldest son, Antron, on Monday.  He was 33. Pippen, who played for the Chicago Bulls, shared a series of photos of his child on Instagram and penned an emotional tribute to his memory.  The basketball great declined to identify a cause of death. “I’m heartbroken …

Billionaires, royals and celebs reportedly trying to woo newly-single Kim Kardashian

ABC/Heidi Gutman From the “it was bound to happen” file, it seems a bevy of billionaires and other A-listers are trying to shoot their shot with Kim Kardashian, who recently split from husband Kanye West.  Page Six reports that Kim, a newly-crowned billionaire herself, is “being flooded with dating options” from all manner of well-heeled potential suitors who have …

Chrissy Teigen opens up about her struggle with infertility

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix Chrissy Teigen marked the start of National Infertility Awareness Week by opening up about her struggle to start a family. Teigen, who shares five-year-old Luna and two-year-old Miles with singer John Legend, spoke with Refinery29 Monday about a host of issues, from her October pregnancy loss to leaning on IVF to get pregnant.  The 36-year-old television personality attested, “There’s …

Florian Zeller’s Oscar-nominated ‘The Father’ proves fact can be scarier than fiction

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics We’re getting close to Oscars Sunday, and one of the movies up for Best Picture is The Father. Written and directed by Florian Zeller, the film stars Oscar nominees Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman, respectively, as a father who is losing his mind to dementia, and the daughter who is trying to take care of him.  Zeller, …

“American Idol” recap: ‘Comeback contestants’ sing for chance at the top 10

ABC/Eric McCandless It was blast from the past on Monday night’s American Idol episode. For the first time, the show brought back contestants from the previous season and offered them a spot in the top 10. Earning the spot, of course, didn’t come easy. The “comeback contestants” sang in front of judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, for America’s votes …