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As a movie fan I see all kinds of movies. The good, the bad, the overrated, the underrated - I see just about all of them.

Sometimes you read, hear, or become aware of a movie that makes you scratch your hear and say, "WHY?!"

Here's a headline, from one of today's stories, that makes me do such a thing - "Will Smith in talks to join Guy Ritchie's live-action 'Aladdin' remake."

Why do we need a live-action 'Aladdin' remake? Why Will Smith? Why Guy Ritchie? Why?

Oh, I know why...those live-action Disney remakes make the big bucks. Will Smith needs a hit movie. Guy Ritchie need to rebound from the failures of 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' and the forthcoming 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'. Many money is the reason for it. MONEY!

Makes sense to me, and it will happen, but I don't like it.

Be Well,
Steve


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'The X-Files:' Fox orders 10 more episodes for 2017-18
Fox has confirmed it ordered 10 more episodes of The X-Files.

"TheXFiles are opening back up..." the sci-fi mystery's official Twitter account said Thursday.

The tweet contained a GIF of stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny with the show's tagline, "The truth is out there" and the words, "Coming soon."

Executive produced by creator Chris Carter, the series is expected to return during the 2017-18 television season. Production is set to begin this summer.

"Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators -- these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide," David Madden, president of Fox Broadcasting Company, said in a statement. "Chris' creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can't wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files."

The show originally aired 1993-2002. A limited-series revival debuted in 2016.


Will Smith in talks to join Guy Ritchie's live-action 'Aladdin' remake
Will Smith is being eyed to star in Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin from director Guy Ritchie.

According to Variety, Smith is in early talks to voice the character of Genie, a role famously voiced by Robin Williams in the original animated hit.

Aladdin would mark the actor's first animated voice-over since appearing in DreamWorks 2004 comedy Shark Tale.

The film is set to be written by John August (Big Fish) with Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) producing. Jonathan Eirich is executive producing.

Interest in Aladdin comes after Disney was looking to Smith to star in their upcoming live-action adaptation of Dumbo from director Tim Burton however, the 48-year-old was forced to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts.

Aladdin is the latest Disney property to receive a live-action makeover following in the success of other live-action films such as Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book and the recently released Beauty and the Beast.

Smith will next be seen in Netflix's fantasy cop thriller Bright for Netflix while Ritchie is coming off of directing King Arthur: Legend of the Sword which arrives in theaters May 12.


LOOSE LIPS:
"One person said to us, 'There are too many girls in this,' I was like, 'And your problem is?'"
--Charlize Theron, on her female-centric Netflix series Girlboss, to E! Online



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Lauren Hutton stars in Calvin Klein underwear ad at 73
Lauren Hutton stars in a new Calvin Klein underwear ad at age 73.

The model and actress appears alongside Kirsten Dunst, Rashida Jones and other women in the new campaign, which was directed by Sofia Coppola.

Calvin Klein described the ad on its website as "a star-studded affair celebrating women" of all ages. Hutton also filmed a solo interview where she shared a story of a corny pickup line that worked.

"I mean, that was the corniest pickup line I'd ever heard in my life, and it was fabulous," she said with a smile.

Hutton came to fame as a model in the 1960s, and has modeled for Calvin Klein, Revlon and Chanel. She posed nude for the Big magazine feature "Lauren Hutton: The Beautiful Persists" at age 61 in 2005.

"I want [women] not to be ashamed of who they are when they're in bed," the star told Good Morning America the same year. "Society has told us to be ashamed."

"The really important [thing] is that women understand not to listen to a 2,000-year-old patriarchal society," she added.

Hutton is also known for playing Billie in the 1974 film The Gambler and Michelle in the 1980 movie American Gigolo. She last appeared in the 2013 short film Walking Stories.


Cuba Gooding Sr., soul singer and actor's father, dies at 72
Cuba Gooding Sr., the lead singer for a legendary R&B group in the 1970s and father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead Thursday, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

Gooding, 72, performed with The Main Ingredient, best known for their 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," for nearly 20 years. He was 72.

Gooding's body was discovered in a car parked on Ventura Boulevard in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Woodland Hills. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police told TMZ, which first reported the death, they suspected a possible drug overdose.

Gooding joined The Main Ingredient in 1971 and the group scored five top-10 hits on the R&B chart. He also recorded two top-100 R&B hits as a solo artist.

Gooding had four children with his wife Shirley, including actors Cuba Jr. and Omar.

Cuba Gooding Jr. & Omar Gooding look JUST like their dad. My prayers go out to Cuba Gooding Sr.'s family during this difficult time. #RIP pic.twitter.com/jTVdnCGzBe— ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) April 20, 2017


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Which British actress wanted to marry Rob Lowe as a teen?

Kate Beckinsale wanted to marry 1980s heartthrob Rob Lowe as a teen.

The 43-year-old actress discovered an old postcard at her mom's house Wednesday that features Lowe's imagined response to her marriage proposal.

"EITHER I was a really tragic 13 year old with time on my hands OR Rob Lowe was all kinds of casual proposing marriage via a postcard of himself," she captioned a photo of the card. "(found at my mum's house)."

Lowe, now 53, skyrocketed to fame after appearing in such films as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues and St. Elmo's Fire. He married Sheryl Berkoff in 1991, and shares sons Matthew and John with the makeup artist.

"I was talking [with my sons] about some young actor the other day who's like the 'it guy,'" the star told Yahoo! in October. "And I said, 'You know, I get it, I've been there.'"

"I looked over at my kids and they were literally rolling their eyes and making the gag motion. I finally had to turn to them and [say], 'No, no, listen. Google it! It's the truth,'" he said.

Beckinsale herself shares daughter Lily with ex-partner Michael Sheen. She last appeared in the movie Underworld: Blood Wars, and will star in The Only Living Boy in New York with Pierce Brosnan.

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