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It's happening! Horror filmmaker John Carpenter has confirmed a new Halloween movie is in the works.

"So you say you want a Revolution? You want to shake things up and bring back Halloween and make it rock again? Well so do I," he wrote in a Facebook post.

"So here's the announcement you've all been waiting for: David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are joining the project to complete the creative team. David and Danny will write the script together and David will direct. I will continue in my executive producer role to consult and offer my advice and feedback as needed."

Carpenter went on to say Green and McBride recently visited his office and shared their vision for the new movie.

"And...WOW. They get it. I think you're gonna dig it. They blew me away. I might even do the music. Maybe. It could be kind of cool," Carpenter concluded.

The film is set for release Oct. 19, 2018.

Green and McBride previously worked together on the comedies Your Highness and Pineapple Express, and the television series Eastbound & Down.

Carpenter co-wrote, directed and scored the original, 1978 Halloween, which starred Donald Pleasance and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film was followed by seven sequels, a 2007 re-make and a 2009 followup to the remake.

If Carpenter is excited, then I'm excited! Let's do this!

Be Well,
Steve


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George Clooney's wife, Amal, is pregnant with twins
Actor-director George Clooney's wife, human-rights attorney Amal Clooney, is pregnant with twins, The Talk co-host Julie Chen announced Thursday.

"BREAKING! On "The Talk" today, Julie Chen confirmed that George Clooney and his wife, Amal, are due with twins IN JUNE! Congrats and we can't wait to meet the lucky little ones!" a post on the program's Facebook page said.

Amal "has let everyone in both families know quietly," People magazine cited an unnamed source close to the couple as saying. "They're all very happy."

Neither the couple, nor their representative have publicly commented on the reports.

George, 55, and Amal, 39, got married in September 2014.

Their baby news was reported just days after pop star Beyonce revealed she and rapper Jay Z are expecting twins.


Ashley Graham defends Vogue cover pose after criticism
Ashley Graham is setting the record straight on her controversial Vogue cover.

The 28-year-old model denied she purposely covered her thigh during her photo shoot with Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Liu Wen, Adwoa Aboah, Imaan Hammam and Vittoria Ceretti.

"I chose to pose like that.. no one told me to do anything," she said Wednesday after posting the cover on Instagram.

Social media users had suggested that Graham was instructed to place her hand on her leg in an attempt to make her appear slimmer. Others pointed out that Hadid's arm looked Photoshopped.

"I find it so interesting that the ONE plus size model they include in this picture is covering half of her own leg with her arm," one person wrote.

"Hey Vogue, great job on including Ashley Graham on your cover, but did she really have to cover her thigh w/ her hand? #notsosubtlebodyshame," another added on Twitter.

Graham herself celebrated the cover, writing, "Dream. Come. True! THANK YOU @voguemagazine." She discussed the importance of size diversity in the accompanying interview.

"Sixty-seven percent of the women in America wear a size 14 or larger. Sixty-seven percent. Maybe you could ignore those consumers before, but now, thanks to social media, they're making their voices heard," she said. "And what they want is to be visible."

Graham is known for her modeling work with Lane Bryant, and became the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2016. She shared a photo of her cellulite and a body-positive message on Instagram in January.


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"I didn't realize how much growing up I had to do and how much better I could be ... My marriage and my kid have really made me better."
--Christina Ricci, on family life, to PEOPLE



??? Guess Who ???

Which SNL star will play Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's 'Magic School Bus' re-boot?


Kevin Smith scraps 'Clerks III' plans, announces new 'Jay & Silent Bob' movie
Filmmaker Kevin Smith has revealed he is working on a new Jay & Silent Bob movie.

The writer-director posted on Instagram a photo of the first draft of his screenplay for Jay & Silent Bob Reboot on Thursday.

"This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop!" Smith wrote in a lengthy message accompanying the image.

"Yes, Kids - @jayandsilentbob are coming back! Here's the story: Sadly, Clerks III can't happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead... which also didn't happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. I've pitched said sequel series to 6 different networks only to find no takers thus far. Mind you, I'm not complaining: nobody gets to make EVERYTHING they wanna make in this business (do they?). And I've been lucky to make anything at all, there's so much competition out there, so many much cooler ideas from fresh folks. And besides: I had #comicbookmen and then @tuskthemovie and @yogahosers (which all came together so crazy quickly), and the podcasts and #fatmanonbatman. With all of that, how could I [expletive] about no Clerks III or Mallrats 2?"

He went on to say he has been having fun directing episodes of shows on The CW, but also longs to return to the characters he created earlier in his career.

"While I love playing with someone else's new toys on @cwtheflash and @Supergirl, I'm getting eager to play with my old toys again in the inter-connected View Askewniverse I spent the first half of my career creating," he explained. "And so all last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" - a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old "Bluntman & Chronic Movie" they hated so much. It's a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business's recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces! And I already met with the good folks at Miramax and they're into it, so I'm hoping we'll be shooting in the summer! Never give up, kids. You CAN do anything you want in life, so long as you're patient and malleable."

Jason Mewes and Smith appeared as lovable stoners Jay and Silent Bob in many of Smith's movies, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma. 2001's Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back is the only full-length, live-action film to feature them as the main protagonists, though.

A photo posted by Kevin Smith (@thatkevinsmith) on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:54pm PST


Randy Travis honored during all-star tribute show
Some of the biggest stars in country music including Garth Brooks and Chris Young honored Randy Travis in song Wednesday during a special tribute concert.

The event held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville was kicked off by Mayor Megan Barry who declared Feb. 8 to be Randy Travis Day.

The long list of performers also included Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Chris Janson, Kenny Rogers, Michael Ray, William Michael Morgan and Alabama who performed alongside Travis' band some of the icon's biggest hits.

"What doesn't he mean to country music, especially to someone who grew up as a baritone singer in country music?" Young who performed "This is Me" said onstage. "I would just constantly sing his stuff. He means a whole lot to a lot of singers, not just me."

All proceeds from the show will help benefit the Randy Travis Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps raise money for stroke research and rehabilitation.

Travis who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October, is still recovering from a massive stroke he suffered in 2013 as a result of a viral infection in his heart.

Now able to walk and currently relearning how to speak, the 57-year-old had surprised the crowd at the Country Music Hall of Fame induction by singing the first verse of "Amazing Grace."

During a recent interview with USA Today with Travis and his wife Mary, the singer was asked if he was happy to which he responded "Well...no," before taking a long pause and stating "Damaged."

When asked about his singing ability following the stroke, Mary said, "I know the world, when they hear him, they can tell it's Randy Travis, and the more he does it, the better it's going to get."


??? Guess Who ???

Which SNL star will play Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's 'Magic School Bus' re-boot?

Comedian Kate McKinnon is to voice the character of Ms. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus: Rides Again, Netflix announced.

The Emmy Award-winning actress is best known for her work on the sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live and in the movie Ghostbusters.

The Magic School Bus is based on a series of science-themed children's books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen. It was previously adapted as an animated television series in the 1990s, with Lily Tomlin voicing the beloved teacher Ms. Frizzle.

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