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No 'Indiana Jones 5' until 2021?!

Disney announced the release date of Indiana Jones 5 has been pushed back one year to July 9, 2021.

The fifth entry in the franchise, which is planned to reunite star Harrison Ford with director Steven Spielberg, had previously been announced to have a July 10, 2020, opening date, but delays had been expected due to issues with the script. The new premiere date announced Tuesday morning is July 9, 2021.

Jonathan Kasdan, who co-wrote Solo: A Star Wars Story with father Lawrence Kasden, the screenwriter of Raiders of the Lost Ark, has been brought onto the project to write a new draft of the script.

David Koepp, who wrote a previous version of the Indiana Jones 5 script, left the project to work on directing his Blumhouse feature, You Should Have Left.

Disney announced other scheduling changes Tuesday morning, including Mary Poppins Returns being bumped up to Dec. 19, 2018, after originally being slated for a Christmas Day release.

Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson, was announced to have an Oct. 11, 2019, premiere date, while the Angelina Jolie vehicle Maleficent 2 was scheduled for May 29, 2020.

Ford will next be providing his voice in animated sequel Secret Life of Pets 2 while Spielberg is in pre-production on a remake of West Side Story. The filmmaker also plans on helming historical drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara starring Mark Rylance.

Well, I guess I'll see you guys in 2021. That's such a long ways away.

Be Well,
Steve


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Tab Hunter, 'Damn Yankees!' star, dead at 86
Film and television star Tab Hunter, best known for starring as baseball star Joe Hardy in the big screen adaptation of musical Damn Yankees, has died at the age of 86.

Hunter died Sunday from a blood clot that caused a heart attack, the actor's longtime romantic partner Allan Glaser told The Hollywood Reporter.

A Facebook page to promote the 2015 documentary on his life, Tab Hunter Confidential, also confirmed Hunter's death alongside two photos.

"SAD NEWS: Tab passed away tonight three days shy of his 87th birthday. Please honor his memory by saying a prayer on his behalf. He would have liked that," the post said.

Hunter, a 1950s heartthrob, started his film career appearing in The Lawless and then in Island of Desire before he signed an exclusive contract with Warner Bros. Hunter was the studios number one grossing star from 1955-1959 appearing in films such as The Sea Chase alongside John Wayne, World War II drama Battle Cry and opposite Natalie Wood in The Burning Hills and The Girl He Left Behind.

Other film roles included The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, That Kind of Woman, Operation Bikini, The Pleasure of His Company, Polyester, Lust in the Dust and Grease 2. Hunter also wrote the script for 1992's Dark Horse and produced a number of films with Glaser.

Hunter appeared in television shows such as his own sitcom The Tab Hunter Show which lasted for one season, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Forever Fernwood, The Virginian, The Six Million Dollar Man, Ellery Queen, and The Love Boat.

He also enjoyed musical success with the release of "Young Love" which stayed number one atop the Billboard charts in 1957 for six weeks. "Ninety-Nine Ways," another hit song, reached number 11 on the charts.

Hunter confirmed he was gay in his 2005 autobiography, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star.


Robin Wright on Kevin Spacey: 'I didn't know the man'
Robin Wright talked for the first time about her former House of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey Monday on Today as the Netflix political drama prepares to launch the sixth and final season without the actor.

Spacey was written out of House of Cards after facing a number of sexual misconduct allegations. Spacey's character Frank Underwood, was last seen at the end of Season 5 resigning as president, placing Wright's Claire Underwood in charge.

"I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened," Wright said to Today's Savannah Guthrie about the allegations surrounding Spacey.

Wright, when asked about her working relationship with Spacey, noted that she only communicated with him on set.

"We never socialized outside of work," the actress said. "Kevin and I knew each other between 'action' and 'cut,' and in between setups where we would giggle. I didn't know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is," she continued about his acting ability.

Wright also confirmed that she too has experienced harassment while working in Hollywood.

"Who hasn't? ... This is a bigger, broader issue, I think -- which is seduction. I don't care who you are. It's about power, and once you overpower someone, that person then becomes vulnerable. And this last year, I think, has shined a light in a new way to allow us to start a new conversation," she said.

House of Cards Season 6 will arrive on Netflix with eight episodes this fall. Wright recently delivered a Fourth of July message as Claire Underwood in a new teaser for the show.


LOOSE LIPS:
"My past has to stay in the past...Like, people have to just let go of it and stop bringing it up because it's not-it's gone. It's dead. And that's the most important thing to me."
--Lindsay Lohan, insisting she has shed her party girl reputation, to the New York Times



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George Clooney involved in scooter crash, briefly hospitalized
George Clooney was briefly hospitalized Tuesday after he was hit by a car while riding his scooter on the Italian island of Sardinia.

Clooney was riding the scooter near Olbia when a car cut across the actor's path at an intersection, resulting in a collision, Lt. Alberto Cicognani of the Carabinieri Italian military force said to NBC News.

Clooney, 57, was then taken to John Paul II hospital after stating he experienced trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and an arm, La Nuova reported. Clooney underwent an MRI but was quickly discharged as he experienced no serious inuries.

Clooney was seen leaving the hospital with his wife Amal Clooney in a private car.

The star is in Sardinia to film upcoming Hulu limited series Catch-22, an adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel of the same name.


Jeremy Renner joins cast of 'Spawn' starring Jamie Foxx
Jeremy Renner has been cast in an upcoming film based on comic book anti-hero Spawn that stars Jamie Foxx in the lead role.

Renner is set to portray Detective 'Twitch' Williams who becomes an ally of Spawn's, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Spawn is being written and directed by the character's creator Todd McFarlane who is also producing with Jason Blum of Blumhouse productions. The film will be McFarlane's directorial debut.

"I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let's start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top," McFarlane said to Deadline.

"I'm a huge fan of his. The character doesn't need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who's a person you've met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I've seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie," he continued.

Spawn, who first appeared in his own series published by Image Comics in 1992, is a former member of a CIA black ops team. After he is murdered, Spawn makes a deal to become a Hellspawn warrior who possesses increased strength, speed and the ability to teleport, shape-shift and heal.

Actor Michael Jai White first portrayed the character in a 1997 film from New Line Cinema. An HBO animated series also debuted in 1997 that ran for three seasons.

Renner was most recently seen in comedy Tag and is expected to be reprising his role as Hawkeye in Avengers 4.


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Which country star will hold the first-ever concert at Notre Dame Stadium?

Garth Brooks has been selected to perform the first-ever concert at college football venue Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana.

Brooks, and representatives from the university including former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz, announced the concert during a press conference Monday. The concert will be taking place on a date yet to be announced.

"Notre Dame Stadium has seen so many iconic moments!" Brooks said. "I look forward to bringing a new kind of crazy to the party."

Brooks also shared a video promoting the concert on Facebook. "I hope when its over, they look back and they say 'who was Notre Dame's first' and they're proud to say Garth Brooks," the singer said.

Brooks, who was named Entertainer of the Year at the 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards in November, recently released a new single titled "All Day Long" that will appear on his upcoming, untitled album that is set for release later this year.

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