May 22, 2022
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Tilda Swinton is offered three wishes from Idris Elba in the latest trailer for Three Thousand Years of Longing.
Swinton stars as academic Dr. Alithea Binnie who is content with life when she unleashes a Djinn, or genie, played by Elba in the clip released on Friday.
Alithea is weary of the Djinn and is aware of all the cautionary literary tales about making wishes. The Djinn in turn tells her stories of the past to convince her that the wishes will indeed come true.
"Eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both," reads the synopsis.
George Miller (Mad Max) is serving as director and wrote the script with his stepdaughter Augusta Gore.
The film is based on the A.S. Byatt short story The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye.
Three Thousand Years of Longing is coming to theaters on Aug. 31.
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Reports: Rihanna gives birth to baby boy with A$AP Rocky
Rihanna and her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, are officially parents after welcoming their first child together.
Entertainment Tonight and People reported Thursday that Rihanna gave birth to a baby boy in Los Angeles with Rocky at her side. The family is now resting at her L.A. home.
Rihanna gave birth on May 13 in Los Angeles, according to TMZ, which first reported the news.
"Rihanna is doing well. They are very excited to be parents," an unnamed source told People. "Rihanna is already a wonderful mom."
The couple is planning a trip to New York to allow Rocky's family to meet his new son, according to Entertainment Tonight, and Rihanna hopes to fly in her family from Barbados to New York.
Rihanna, 34, first revealed in January that she was expecting her first child with the 33-year-old Rocky.
The "Diamonds" singer and Rocky have been dating since 2020. In May 2021, Rocky called Rihanna the love of his life in a GQ interview.
"[Relationships are] so much better when you got the one," the rapper told the magazine. "She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones. ... I think when you know, you know. She's the one."
Marvel, Disney+ working on new 'Daredevil' series
After months of speculation, a new Daredevil series is reportedly in the works at Disney+.
The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Deadline reported Thursday that Covert Affairs creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord are attached to write and executive produce the Marvel series.
Fans have been clamoring for a new Daredevil series since Netflix's Daredevil was canceled in 2018 after three seasons. Rumors have swirled for some time that another series centered on the Man Without Fear was in development after two former stars from the Netflix series appeared in recent Marvel projects.
Charlie Cox once again portrayed Matt Murdock, the secret identity of Daredevil, in Spider-Man: No Way Home, while Vincent D'Onofrio reprised the role of Wilson Fisk -- the main antagonist of Daredevil who is also known as Kingpin -- in the Disney+ series Hawkeye.
Also adding to the new project's momentum was the recent move of all Marvel series on Netflix, including Daredevil, to the Disney+ streaming service.
Alongside Cox's Matt Murdock, Netflix also introduced gritty heroes Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones), among others.
Daredevil's film and television history is still relatively new. Before Cox stepped into the role in 2015, Ben Affleck played Daredevil in 2003 in a solo movie.
'Chariots of Fire,' 'Blade Runner' composer Vangelis dies
Composer Vangelis died Tuesday at age 79. The Washington Post first reported his death at a Paris hospital, while NPR later reported the cause was heart failure.
Vangelis won an Oscar for his iconic theme to the film Chariots of Fire, which scored Olympic runners Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) and Eric Liddell's (Ian Charleson) running. Ridley Scott used Vangelis twice to compose the music for Blade Runner and 1492: Conquest of Paradise.
Other film scores by Vangelis include Missing, The Bounty and Oliver Stone's Alexander. Carl Sagan's 1980 PBS series Cosmos also used a Vangelis theme.
The Greek composer wrote songs and played organ for the rock band Forminx. After moving to Paris in 1967, Vangelis formed the band Aphrodite's Child which released three albums.
As a solo artist in London, Vangelis released 20 studio albums. His most recent release was 2021's Juno to Jupiter.
Pioneering the use of synthesizer, Vangelis was interested in space, hence his work in science-fiction and science documentary. Vangelis composed "Mythodea" for NASA's 2001 mission to Mars.
Vangelis also wrote two London Royal Ballet scores and music for the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.
'Riverdale': The CW series to end with Season 7
Popular teen drama Riverdale will end with a seventh and final season.
The CW shared the news in a press release announcing its 2022 fall schedule Thursday.
Riverdale was renewed for Season 7 in March, along with The Flash, All American, Walker and other CW shows.
The series is based on characters from Archie Comics and was developed for television by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Aguirre-Sacasa serves as an executive producer with Sarah Schechter and Greg Berlanti.
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Mädchen Amick, Casey Cott, Charles Melton and Vanessa Morgan star.
Riverdale Season 7 will have a midseason premiere in 2023.
News of the show's impending end follows the cancellations of Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty and The Vampire Diaries and The Originals spinoff Legacies.
Meanwhile, several new series will premiere on The CW in the fall, including the Supernatural prequel spinoff The Winchesters, Professionals and the Walker origin story Walker Independence.
Beginning in the fall, The Winchesters will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EDT, followed by Professionals at 9 p.m. Walker will air Thursdays at 8 p.m., followed by Walker Independence at 9 p.m.