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Scarlett Johansson invites grandma lookalike out for drinks
Scarlett Johansson wants to get drunk with her grandma lookalike.

The 32-year-old actress offered Geraldine Dodd an all-expenses paid trip to the premiere of her movie Rough Night after a younger photo of the 72-year-old went viral for her resemblance to Johansson.

"I have been absolutely inundated with e-mails and messages about how much we look alike," Johansson said in a video Dodd's grandson, Denver Dodd, shared Tuesday. "I had to look at the photo myself -- holy crap!"

"I want to meet you in person," she added. "I saw that you were, quote, 'drunk as a skunk' when taking that photo, and I would like to see your drunk face. I want to share a drunk face with you. Let's share a drink, Geraldine!"

Denver had posted a picture of a 22-year-old Dodd, titled "My Grandma Looked Like Scarlett Johansson When She Was Younger," that went viral on Reddit this month. Dodd happily accepted Johansson's invitation Thursday.

"I'm not going to be square. I'm going to drink with her [and] see if I can drink her under the table. She has got to remember to take it easy on me. I'm 40 years older than her," she said in an interview with TIME.

"It's an awesome feeling knowing that someone who deserves a little spotlight, like my grandma, gets to experience something like this," Denver added.

Rough Night stars Johansson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell and Ilana Glazer, and opens in theaters June 16.


'Masters of the Universe' release date set, McG no longer directing
Filmmaker McG will no longer be directing Sony's upcoming live-action reboot of Masters of the Universe as the film receives an official release date.

Masters of the Universe is now set to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2019, Entertainment Weekly reported.

McG was first attached to the long in-development project in January 2016. The studio is now in search of a new director who will be handling a script by David S. Goyer of Batman Begins and Man of Steel fame.

Based on the popular 1980s animated series of the same name, Masters of the Universe follows Prince Adam, who transforms into the heroic He-Man in order to protect the magical land of Eternia from the evil Skeletor. The franchise is also notable for Mattel's signature toy line that first launched the property.

The original film released in 1987 starred Dolph Lungdren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor.


LOOSE LIPS:
"When people call me a role model it puts the fear of God into me because I feel like I'm destined to fail."
--Emma Watson, on the public's perception of her, to Interview



??? Guess Who ???

Which beloved actor will receive a very special Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tonys?


Johnny Depp surprises fans as Jack Sparrow on 'Pirates' ride
Johnny Depp greeted fans as Jack Sparrow Wednesday inside Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

The actor fully dressed as his signature character, stood amongst the attractions animatronics and chatted with parkgoers while swinging his sword.

"Everyone was surprised, shocked and excited to see him," an eyewitness detailed to E! News. "He acted exactly like his character in the movies."

Depp was also seen waving hello to Disneyland attendees from a balcony outside the ride.

The surprise appearance comes a month before Depp will be seen as Jack Sparrow once again in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales which opens in theaters on May 26.

"The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack feeling the winds of ill fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Capt. Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea -- notably Jack," reads the synopsis.


Ewan McGregor in talks to star in Disney's 'Christopher Robin'
Ewan McGregor is being eyed to star in Disney's latest live-action film titled Christopher Robin.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, McGregor is in talks to star as the lead in the film that will follow a grown-up version of the human character from the A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh series.

The plot will revolve around Christopher Robin who has lost his imagination and needs the help of Pooh and his friends in order to gain it back, noted Variety.

The film is set to be helmed by World War Z and Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster from a script by Hidden Figures screenwriter Allison Schroeder.

Milne had based the character of Christopher Robin on his son, Christopher Robin Milne. The character appeared in two of his books, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Center and across multiple animated adaptations made by Disney.

McGregor was last seen starring in Disney's live-action remake of Beauty in the Beast as candelabra Lumiere.


??? Guess Who ???

Which beloved actor will receive a very special Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tonys?

James Earl Jones is to be honored with this year's Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater.

Jones, 86, already is a two-time, Tony Award-winner for The Great White Hope and Fences. His other theater credits include On Golden Pond, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Driving Miss Daisy, The Best Man, You Can't Take It With You and The Gin Game. He is also famous for his distinctive voice performance as Darth Vader in the Star Wars films and as Mufasa in the animated movie The Lion King.

"James Earl Jones has given us a lifetime of unforgettable performances on the stage, and his voice resonates through generations. His legacy is unmatched and his work has had an impact not only on Broadway but across the entire galaxy!" Heather Hitchens, president of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, said in a joint statement.

"In 1957, when I came to New York to study acting, my father -- the actor Robert Earl Jones -- took me on a 'grand tour,'" Jones recalled. "The first night was to the opera Tosca starring Leontyne Price. I loved the singing, but I didn't understand the format of opera. The second night was Swan Lake starring Margot Fontaine. The movement of the bodies just seemed like magic. The third night was Pal Joey. I was captivated by the warmth of the light on stage. I was not inspired to sing and dance, but I knew I wanted to be in the warmth of the stage light. The fourth night was Arthur Miller's The Crucible. By contrast, it created a cold world, coldness between human beings, but the ideas that Arthur Miller was able to evoke onstage were blazing hot. I knew I wanted to be a part of this and to explore the stage."

Kevin Spacey is set to host the Tony Awards recognizing excellence on Broadway on June 11. The gala will air on CBS.

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