A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Recording and Radio have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee. The newest honorees were chosen from hundreds of nominations at a selection committee meeting held in June and will be ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Walk of Famer/actress/singer Vanessa Williams, a committee member for the 2019-2020 Selection Committee, announced the new honorees with Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2020 are:
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Mahershala Ali, Batman, Ruth E. Carter, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Hemsworth, Spike Lee, Julia Roberts, Octavia Spencer and Lina Wertmüller
In the category of TELEVISION: Christina Applegate, Andy Cohen, Cindy Crawford, Terry Crews, Harry Friedman, Kathie Lee Gifford, Nigel Lythgoe, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Ward, Wendy Williams, Dr. Phil McGraw and Andy Kaufman (Posthumous)
In the category of RECORDING: Elvis Costello, Sir Lucian Grainge, Billy Idol, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Alicia Keys, Andy Madadian, Mo Ostin, Bobby Rydell, Alejandro Sanz, Tanya Tucker and Muddy Waters (Posthumous)
In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Dave Chappelle and Billy Porter
In the category of RADIO: Susan Stamberg
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection. Upcoming star ceremonies are announced ten days prior to dedication on www.walkoffame.com
The Men In Black reboot, Men In Black International hits theatres this weekend. Take a look at what the critics had to say about the sci-fi film:
Rolling Stone — Though the film feels born to be mild, there are still pleasures to be had. The effervescent biplay between Hemsworth and Thompson keeps us happily in the game. Whatever Men in Black: International lacks in originality and oomph, this pair of livewires make it all go down easy.
Empire — Coming seven years after the humourless MIB3 and blessed with neither of its stars, Men In Black: International arrives as possibly the least essential film of the summer. And yet, despite a throwaway story and slightly indulgent runtime, H&M prove surprisingly engaging company.
Variety — In terms of basic execution, “Men in Black: International” is a mess, and if the film were being graded purely for technique, it barely passes muster. As he proved in 2016’s “Ghostbusters” reboot, Chris Hemsworth has a natural comic talent that’s been under-exploited in most of his work.
In the final minutes of Avengers: Endgame, it’s implied that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” team will be joined on their next adventure by none other than the God of Thunder himself, Thor. And while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is likely still at least a couple more years out from release, Karen Gillan is already excited to find out how Chris Hemsworth’s character fits in with the group.
Speaking to the LA Times, the Nebula actress was asked if she’d like to see Thor become a member of the Guardians, to which she replied:
“Yes. I think that would be hilarious, to see Thor and Star-Lord in some sort of captain rivalry. I think drunk Thor would fit in more, though.”
Indeed, Thor’s final Endgame scene shows the character squabbling with Peter Quill, and it’ll be interesting to see if this rivalry continues in the Guardians’ next standalone outing. (Source)
Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish are to team up for a brand new buddy cop comedy going by the name of Down Under Cover and has a theme that involves stripping.
Hemsworth will play a detective who goes undercover to crack a series of baffling casino heists in which the prime suspects are a troupe of Australian male erotic dancers. He’s forced to take the partner no one else will, a lone wolf played by Haddish who does things only one way: hers. Together they have to work as an unlikely duo to solve the crime of their careers.
The film is said to be in the same vein as 48 Hours and Rush Hour. Peter Hoare will pen the script.
Haddish will also produce the film alongside Hemsworth’s Thematic Entertainment. (Source)
Box office expectations for Avengers: Endgame were huge. But not this huge.
Disney this morning announced that Avengers: Endgame pulled $1.209 billion worldwide in its opening weekend, easily smashing the opening-day record of $640.5 million Avengers: Infinity War set just last year.
Box Office Mojo today also estimated the movie’s haul at $1.015 billion, meaning Avengers: Endgame is the first film in history to surpass $1 billion in ticket sales in its debut weekend, too.
By the same virtue, the superhero ensemble smashed records for foreign and worldwide debuts — and just three days in, is already placing crosshairs on all-time records and other prestige numbers. With the two largest movie markets (the U.S. and China) churning away together, Deadline reported yesterday that analysts expect Avengers: Endgame “will near cash breakeven” as of Sunday — meaning that in one weekend, Disney made back everything it spent to make and market the movie, and from here on out it’s a river of gravy. (Source)
Marvel fans unite! The highly anticipated Marvel film, Avengers: Endgame hits theatres this weekend. Take a look at what the critics had to say about the final instalment of the Avengers:
Empire — A victory lap that moonwalks through the best part of the MCU back catalogue and emphasises emotion as much as action, this is an intensely satisfying piece of blockbuster filmmaking.
Variety — If “Infinity War” was billed as a must-see event for all moviegoers, whether or not they’d attended a single Marvel movie prior, then “Endgame” is the ultimate fan-service follow-up
Vulture — The beginning of Avengers: Endgame reminds you that Marvel is run by very clever people — or at least people who know enough to hire very clever people. Even at three-plus hours, the gargantuan Avengers: Endgame is light on its feet and more freely inventive than it needed to be.
Screen Rant — Avengers: Endgame wraps up the story of the MCU so far, delivering an epic superhero adventure while honoring the past in a satisfying finale.
Production on the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot may have finished earlier this month, but that’s not stopping writer/director Kevin Smith from continuing to add names to the big roster of people stopping by the comedy sequel. The filmmaker took to Instagram to reveal The Avengers franchise star Chris Hemsworth filmed some a small role for the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
Kevin Smith jokes that Chris Hemsworth is an up and comer with a promising future by using a bunch of puns from the movies he’s starred in over the years. Unfortunately, he doesn’t reveal anything about Hemsworth’s part in the movie other than being “a low key role.”
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot does not have a release date, but we’ll keep you posted. (Source)
While in Los Angeles, Chris will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote the highly anticipated Marvel film, Avengers: Endgame. Take a look before for more information and check your local listings.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! / Monday, April 8th
Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Chris Hemsworth, 2 Chainz
The Ellen DeGeneres Show / Tuesday, April 9th
Chris Hemsworth, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Hozier
A shortlist of actors Sony Pictures is considering to pair up with Tom Holland’s Nathan Drake for their Uncharted movie has been released. The role being Sully those actors said to be on the studio shortlist include Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Matthew McConaughey, and Woody Harrelson.
They also add that filming could begin this July.
For the character of Sully, the studio is looking for a Caucasian male, 40-49. The impressive shortlist for the Uncharted character features some of Hollywood’s current, big-ticket, lead actors. Among them is Holland’s Avengers: Infinity War (and Endgame?) co-star Chris Hemsworth. Joining him on the “Interest” list are also Matthew McConaughey, Wonder Woman 1984’s Chris Pine, and Woody Harrelson.
Regardless of whoever plays the Uncharted scoundrel, we’re sure to learn who Sony-Columbia casts as Sully soon. Production for the film is slated to begin in July 2019. (Source)
Chris Hemsworth is set to portray wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in a biopic that reunites Todd Phillips with Scott Silver, the respective director and writer of the upcoming DC Comics movie The Joker. John Pollono (Stronger) will co-write the script with Silver.
Deals for the Hogan project are in the midst of closing with Netflix.
One of the biggest names in wrestling of all time, Hogan was a fixture on TV sets in 1980s America as part of the World Wrestling Federation who subsequently parlayed his championships-winning leg drops and star power into forays into movies and television, endorsements and video games.
Born Terry Gene Bollea, Hogan began his career in the late 1970s in the Florida wrestling circuit, and when he started in the WWF, he frequently squared off against Andre the Giant as a villainous fighter. When Vince McMahon took over the company and began expanding it into a national presence, Hogan was its face and by then a hero persona. By the end of the ’80s, he was one of the Me Decade’s key personalities, gracing magazine covers, appearing on nightly talk shows and even headlining a Saturday morning cartoon.
In the 21st century, however, Hogan’s fortunes were see-sawing as personal conflicts overtook those inside the ring. Most notably, he was embroiled in a sex tape scandal, with the wife of a friend and radio personality, including a years-long lawsuit that precipitated the end of Gawker and led to Hogan receiving tens of millions of dollars in a settlement.
The biopic will not delve into those years or attempt to encompass Hogan’s entire life. Instead, sources say it will focus on his rise and is described as an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania. (Source)