May 12, 2022
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'Spinal Tap' reuniting for sequel with cast, Rob Reiner
The next legacy sequel in Hollywood may be a sequel to This Is Spinal Tap. Castle Rock is selling the project at the Cannes Market with director Rob Reiner and cast members Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer committed to reprise their roles.
The film will focus on Spinal Tap's final concert, which gives Marty DiBergi (Reiner) a chance to make a sequel to his documentary.
"Marty DiBergi saw this as a chance to make things right with the band who viewed This is Spinal Tap as a hatchet job," Reiner said in a statement. "So he left his position as visiting adjunct teacher's assistant at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts in pursuit of film history."
Guest, McKean and Shearer play Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls, members of the heavy metal band Spinal Tap. The trio has toured and released albums as Spinal Tap since the release of the 1984 film.
This Is Spinal Tap was Reiner's feature film directorial debut. He allowed the actors to improvise, a style which Guest has also employed in the comedies he directs.
Some famous Spinal Tap moments include an amp whose volume goes to 11, and a miniature Stonehenge model on the stage. Spinal Tap's singles include "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight," "Gimme Some Money" and, of course, "Stonehenge."
Comedian Andy Dick arrested at LA-area campsite after reported sex assault
Authorities in Southern California have arrested actor and comedian Andy Dick after a man said he was sexually assaulted at a campground in the mountains south of Los Angeles.
The incident occurred in Orange County on Wednesday, the sheriff's office said. Deputies got a call from the man who reported the assault at a campsite near the Santa Ana Mountains, they added.
Dick, 56, was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery when deputies arrived to investigate.
Prosecutors had not yet filed charges in the case by late Wednesday, but Dick was held in the Orange County jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.
Authorities were expected to give an update Thursday on possible charges.
Dick has been arrested on a number of occasions before. In 1999, he was charged with drug offenses after he drove his car into a power pole and five years later he was charged with indecent exposure at a Los Angeles-area fast food restaurant.
The actor was investigated for drug possession and sexual assault in 2008, arrested on groping charges in separate cases 2010 and 2018 and faced theft charges in 2014 for allegedly stealing a necklace. Last summer, Dick was arrested on felony assault charges for purportedly attacking a man with a chair. That case is pending trial.
Third 'South Park' special premieres June 1 on Paramount+
Paramount+ announced the next South Park special on Wednesday. South Park: The Streaming Wars premieres June 1.
The special will focus on Cartman and his mother, according to the announcement. "Cartman locks horns with his mom in a battle of wills, while an epic conflict unfolds and threatens South Park's very existence," the synopsis reads.
The 15-second announcement teaser simply shows Cartman throwing a tantrum while sitting in a chair in an unfamiliar location next to his mother. Cartman's mother famously spoils him, causing him to be the entitled brat fans know and love.
When South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone signed a deal with ViacomCBS to renew the Comedy Central series through Season 30, it included two additional South Park projects per year for the streaming service. Initially announced as 14 South Park movies through 2027, 2021 saw Paramount+ premiere two one-hour specials.
South Park: POST COVID depicted the boys as middle-aged men in a future in which the pandemic continues to rage on. In POST COVID: THE RETURN OF COVID, the middle aged boys travel back in time to when they were children to prevent the pandemic.
MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Spider-Man,' 'Euphoria' lead nominations
MTV announced on Wednesday the nominees for the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards with Spider-Man: No Way Home and Euphoria leading the pack with seven nominations each.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is nominated for Best Movie, Best Performance in a Movie and Best Hero for Tom Holland, Best Villain for Willem Dafoe, Best Kiss for Holland and Zendaya, Best Fight for the film's ending battle and Best Team for Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
The Best Movie category also includes Dune, Scream 5, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Adam Project and The Batman.
Euphoria is nominated for Best Show, Best Performance in a Show for Zendaya and Sydney Sweeney, Best Kiss for Hunter Schafer and Dominic Fike, Best Fight for Cassie vs. Maddy, Here for the Hookup and Best Song for "Little Star" by Fike.
The Best Show category also includes Inventing Anna, Loki, Squid Game, Ted Lasso and Yellowstone.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards will present its reality television-focused Unscripted portion on the same night on June 5. The ceremony will air at 8 p.m. EDT from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.
RuPaul's Drag Race earned a leading four nominations including Best Competition Series, Best Reality Star for Willow Pill, Best Host for RuPaul and Best Fight for Bosco vs. Lady Camden.
A full list of nominees can be found on MTV's official website. Fan voting is open through May 18.