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Queen Latifah tapped as co-executive producer of MTV's "Scream"

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By Stephen Iervolino

Getty Images/Michael Loccisano(LOS ANGELES) — Queen Latifah is coming to the rescue of MTV’s Scream.

According to TV Line, Latifah has signed on as an executive producer for the third season of MTV’s adaptation of the slasher movie-inspired series. The Star actress will produce alongside her Flavor Unit Entertainment partners Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty.

In addition to Latifah’s addition, the show will also feature a completely new cast and creative reboot. At this time, it’s unclear exactly what direction the show may take.

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Zane Williams on TTRMS

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We would like to thank Zane Williams for being our guest on TTRMS, below are a few pics from the show. As always, you can hear the show on demand, as well as, learn more about upcoming guests by visiting the Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase page. Here are a few pictures from the show!

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" will have historic World Premiere in Shanghai

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By Stephen Iervolino

© 2016 Walt Disney Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Here’s more proof of the importance of the Chinese market to movie studios’ bottom line, and of the global impact of Hollywood movies in general: The world premiere of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will take place in Shanghai.

Johnny Depp’s fifth cinematic voyage as slurry swashbuckler Captain Jack Sparrow will first be screened following a massive red carpet event at Disneytown at the Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11. This marks the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in mainland China.

The stars of the film, including Depp, Orlando Bloom, Oscar winners Geoffrey Rush and Javier Bardem, among others, are expected to attend.

The film, from directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and Pirates series producer Jerry Bruckheimer, opens May 26.

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Chilling dystopian drama "The Handmaid’s Tale" premieres on Hulu

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By Stephen Iervolino

Elizabeth Moss as Offred in “The Handmaiden’s Tale” – Hulu 2017(LOS ANGELES) — One of the buzziest new shows on Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale, premieres on the streaming site today. The series, based on the 1985 feminist novel by Margaret Atwood, follows Offred, a woman forced to live in an oppressive society.

Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss stars in the lead role and says she hopes young women learn something from her character’s struggles.

“It’s very much about the hero that kind of lies in all of us and how has nothing to do with special skills or how big you are,” she told ABC Radio at the show’s Tribeca Film Festival premiere Friday. “You can find strength inside yourself that I think you didn’t know you had. And I think that that’s something I learned from it and something that Offred’s learns and I hope young women take away from it.”

The series is full of strong female characters, including Offred’s best friend Moira — played by Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Wiley. Moira’s toughness serves as inspiration for Offred.

“She is someone that is gonna get knocked down and will rise up every single time,” Wiley says. “The memory of her friendship really bolstered Offred’s character to be able to say, ‘I will survive.’”

In addition to staying close to the novel’s dystopian plot, the series expands upon certain elements from the book. Namely, the character of Nick, played by Max Minghella.

“What’s great about doing a series is you get to expand so much and find out so many things about Nick that we don’t get to learn in the book and he’s a very enigmatic person so I find that really fun to play,” Minghella says. “There’s a lot of different sides to him.”

The first three episodes of the series hit Hulu today, with new ones debuting weekly thereafter.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A local high school student was determined to stand out at her senior prom by making folks

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M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" twist took years to pull off

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By Stephen Iervolino

Universal – 2017(LOS ANGELES) — Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan has enjoyed his best buzz in years thanks to his latest twisty, twisted thriller hit, Split. The movie stars James McAvoy as a creepy kidnapper with multiple personalities.

But the director who became famous for twist endings pulled off a surprise bigger in Split than the fact that Bruce Willis was dead the whole time in The Sixth Sense.

Some background first: Split features a final scene that shows Willis’ character from 2000’s semi-superhero movie, Unbreakable, revealing that Split and Unbreakable exist in the same universe — and giving hope to fans who’ve wanted to see a sequel to Unbreakable for years.

The final scene in Split — which was deliberately withheld from test audiences, so as not to spoil the surprise — shows Willis’ Unbreakable character at a bar, watching a news report about McAvoy’s character. Willis also references Mr. Glass, the brittle-boned villain played by Samuel L. Jackson in Unbreakable.

Shyamalan tells The Hollywood Reporter that the twist wasn’t an add-on: it was 15 years in the making. “This was always part of the Unbreakable world,” Shyamalan said, adding McAvoy’s “Kevin Wendle Crumb was a part of the original, original script for Unbreakable,” but Shyamalan cut him out.

“I wanted to do a movie about him because I just loved him so much, and I thought it’s a rich world for storytelling, so I was super, super excited to finally make it,” said Shyamalan. “My hope is to make a movie that combines the two.”

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