Amazon Acquires Global Rights to Tessa Thompson’s Romantic Drama “Sylvie’s Love”

Tessa Thompson’s latest Love is headed to Amazon…

Amazonhas acquired the global rights to Sylvie’s Love, starring the36-year-old half Afro-Panamanian and part-Mexican American actress/singer,for an amount that’s reportedly in the high-seven-figure range.

Eugene Ashe wrote and directed the film, which played in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Ashe is a former Sony Music recording artist from Harlem, New York, who has performed on numerous film soundtracks and is a fellow of the Writers Guild of America East Diversity Lab at Columbia University.

Tessa Thompson,

Set in the summer of 1957 in New York, Sylvie (Thompson) helps around her father’s record store as she awaits her fiancé’s return from war—until sweet saxophonist Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) walks in looking for a day job to subsidize his residency at the Blue Morocco lounge. Their chance meeting kindles a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they’ve felt before. Sylvie’s mother immediately disapproves and reminds Sylvie of her engagement, while Robert’s band books their first big gig overseas. As time passes, the sexual revolution begins, and Motown becomes king, the two fall in and out of each other’s arms, but never out of love.

Sylvie's Love

Thompson’s previous credits include Selma, the Creed franchise and Men in Black: International. And she portrays Valkyrie in the superhero films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

HBO to Premiere Season 3 of Rodrigo Santoro’s “Westworld” in March

Rodrigo Santorois heading West(world) this March…

HBO has set Sunday, March 15 at 9:00 pm for the release of the eight-episode third season of its Emmy-winning drama series Westworldstarring the 44-year-old Brazilian actor.

Rodrigo Santoro

In addition to Santoro, who portrays Hector Escaton, the returning cast includes

Evan Rachel Woodas Dolores, Thandie Newtonas Maeve, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Jeffrey Wrightas Bernard, Tessa Thompsonas Charlotte, Luke Hemsworthas Stubbs and Simon Quartermanas Lee Sizemore.

New cast members this season include Aaron PaulVincent Cassel,Lena WaitheScott MescudiMarshawn LynchJohn Gallagher Jr., and Michael and Tommy Flanagan.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolanand Lisa Joy, and based on the film written by Michael Crichton, Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.

The theme for the new season is “New World” and at Comic-Con in July, Nolan said one of the inspirations for the new season was Blade Runner, though he noted he wanted to do it differently.

Nolan said they went out in the world to find some beautiful places to shoot to capture the show’s future. “Dystopia can look pretty beautiful in the world. Just because the world is corrupt inside, doesn’t mean it can’t be smothered over and pretty. We wanted to find a version of dystopia that we hadn’t seen before,” Nolan said at Comic-Con.

The first two seasons of Westworld received a combined 42 Emmy nominations. The second season’s 20 noms resulted in three wins, including: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Newton, Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series.

Tessa Thompson to Star In & Produce the QCode Podcast “The Left Right Game”

Tessa Thompson is getting in the game

The 36-year-old half-Afro-Panamanian and part-Mexican American actress will star in and produce podcast The Left Right Game, the latest fiction pod from QCode.

Tessa Thompson,

The cast will also include W. Earl BrownAml Ameen, Dayo OkeniyiInanna SarkisColleen Camp, Robin BartlettJohn BillingsleyJojo T GibbsBrian Greenberg and Pat Healy.

Thompson plays Alice, an idealistic young journalist who tries to make a name for herself at a new job by following a group of paranormal explorers, obsessed with a seemingly harmless pastime known as the Left/Right Game. The journey takes her into a supernatural otherworld that she and the other members of the expedition cannot handle or survive.

The podcast, which is in post-production, was created by Jack Anderson and is based on his original Internet blog of the same name.

The 10-episode series will premiere in a longer format than QCode’s past projects, with episodes ranging from 40-45 minutes. They will be available on AppleSpotify and other podcast platforms in February 2020.

“With sequels and remakes continuing to be such a big media focus, there is a clear gap in the market for original storytelling. We are excited to be partnering with brilliant filmmakers, actors, and sound teams to create fresh, original stories for your ears,” said former CAA agent Herting, president of QCode.

Thompson’s upcoming projects include the third season of Westworld, the Disney reboot Lady and the Tramp and Rebecca Hall’sdirectorial debut Passing.

Camila Cabello Earns Three People’s Choice Awards Nominations

The people have spoken… And, they love Camila Cabello.

E! has revealed the roster of nominees for this year’s E! People’s Choice Awards, with the 22-year-old Cuban/Mexican singer earning three nods, tying her with Cardi B for the most nominations by a Latino/a artist.

Camila Cabello

Cabello, who’d previously earned three PCA nominations last year, is up for Female Artist of 2019. She’s also nominated for Song of 2019 and Music Video of 2019 for her chart-topping collaboration with Shawn Mendes, “Señorita.”

Cardi B, a three-time nominee last year, will face-off against Cabello in the Female Artist of 2019 category.

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar is also in the running for Social Celebrity of 2019 and Style Star of 2019.

Bad Bunnyis a first-time nominee…

The 25-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer earned a nod in the cross-genre category of Male Artist of 2019. He’s also up for Latin Artist of 2019.

Jennifer Lopez, a two-time People’s Choice Awards winner, has earned two nods this year.

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican superstar will face-off against her “Dinero” collaborator, Cardi B, in the Style Star of 2019 category. And she’s also up for Concert Tour of 2019 for her hit It’s My Party tour.

Daddy Yankee has earned the first two PCA nods of his career…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton singer & rapper is nominated for Latin Artist of the 2019, while his collaboration with Snow, “Con Calma,” is up for Music Video of 2019.

Other nominees includeMen in Black International actress Tessa Thompson (Female Movie Star of 2019); The Perfect Datestar Noah Centineo (Comedy Movie Star of 2019); How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’s America Ferrera (Animated Movie Star of 2019); Riverdale’s Camila Mendes (Female TV Star of 2019); RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Vanessa Vanjie Mateo (Competition Contestant of 2019); Latin boy band CNCO (Group of 2019); stand up comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (Comedy Act of 2019); and Anuel AAMalumaKarol G, J BalvinNatti Natasha and Becky G (Latin Artist of 2019).

Fan voting in 43 categories is underway and continues through Friday, October 18 at 11:59pm ET.

E! announced the voting commencement today. The broader nominations took place last month, and now voters can select from the lists of eight finalist nominees in categories covering movies, TV, music, podcasts, social media and assorted other genres. 

Fans can vote online at pca.eonline.com, via Twitter or for select categories on Xfinity X1. Fans can vote up to 25 times per method, per category, per day if they vote via online or Twitter. Voting via Xfinity X1 has a limit of 25 times per ballot, per Xfinity X1 device, per candidate for the duration of the official voting window. Additionally, any vote cast on Tuesdays throughout the voting window will count twice.

The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 10 at 9p ET/PT, with E! Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards 2019 kicking off at 7p ET/PT.

Here’s the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards Finalist List:

THE MOVIE OF 2019
Avengers: Endgame
Toy Story 4
Captain Marvel
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
The Lion King
John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum
Us
Spider-Man: Far From Home

THE COMEDY MOVIE OF 2019
The Upside
Yesterday
The Hustle
Men in Black: International
Long Shot
Little
Good Boys
Murder Mystery

THE ACTION MOVIE OF 2019
Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Captain Marvel
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Shazam!
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Dark Phoenix
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

THE DRAMA MOVIE OF 2019
Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Rocketman
Five Feet Apart
Glass
Us
Triple Frontier
After
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

THE FAMILY MOVIE OF 2019
Toy Story 4
The Lion King
Aladdin
The Secret Life of Pets 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
The Angry Birds Movie 2

THE MALE MOVIE STAR OF 2019
Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame
Chris Hemsworth Avengers: Endgame
Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home
Will Smith Aladdin
Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Samuel L. Jackson Captain Marvel
Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Adam Sandler Murder Mystery

THE FEMALE MOVIE STAR OF 2019
Millie Bobby Brown Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Scarlett Johansson Avengers: Endgame
Zendaya Spider-Man: Far From Home
Sophie Turner Dark Phoenix
Jennifer Aniston Murder Mystery
Brie Larson Captain Marvel
Lupita Nyong’o Us
Tessa Thompson Men in Black: International

THE DRAMA MOVIE STAR OF 2019
Taron Egerton Rocketman
Cole Sprouse Five Feet Apart
Zac Efron Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Lupita Nyong’o Us
Leonardo DiCaprio Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Brad Pitt Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Sarah Paulson Glass
Samuel L. Jackson Glass

THE COMEDY MOVIE STAR OF 2019
Ali Wong Always Be My Maybe
Kevin Hart The Upside
Rebel Wilson Isn’t It Romantic
Adam Sandler Murder Mystery
Liam Hemsworth Isn’t It Romantic
Dwayne Johnson Fighting With My Family
Mindy Kaling Late Night
Noah Centineo The Perfect Date

THE ACTION MOVIE STAR OF 2019
Robert Downey Jr. Avengers: Endgame
Chris Evans Avengers: Endgame
Tom Holland Spider-Man: Far From Home
Halle Berry John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Keanu Reeves John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Sophie Turner Dark Phoenix
Brie Larson Captain Marvel
Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

THE ANIMATED MOVIE STAR OF 2019
America Ferrera How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Tom Hanks Toy Story 4
Kevin Hart The Secret Life of Pets 2
Beyoncé The Lion King
Ryan Reynolds Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Chris Pratt The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Tiffany Haddish The Secret Life of Pets 2
Awkwafina The Angry Birds Movie 2

THE SHOW OF 2019
Game of Thrones
WWE Raw
Stranger Things
The Walking Dead
The Big Bang Theory
Riverdale
This Is Us
Grey’s Anatomy

THE DRAMA SHOW OF 2019
Grey’s Anatomy
This Is Us
Chicago P.D.
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
Big Little Lies
Riverdale
The Walking Dead

THE COMEDY SHOW OF 2019
The Big Bang Theory
Saturday Night Live
Modern Family
The Good Place
Grown-ish
Veep
Orange Is the New Black
Schitt’s Creek

THE REALITY SHOW OF 2019
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Queer Eye
Bachelor in Paradise
Vanderpump Rules
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

THE COMPETITION SHOW OF 2019
American Idol
RuPaul’s Drag Race
America’s Got Talent
The Masked Singer
The Bachelor
The Voice
The Bachelorette
The Challenge

THE MALE TV STAR OF 2019
Kit Harington Game of Thrones
Cole Sprouse Riverdale
Norman Reedus The Walking Dead
Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things
Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory
Milo Ventimiglia This Is Us
Sterling K. Brown This Is Us
KJ Apa Riverdale

THE FEMALE TV STAR OF 2019
Mandy Moore This Is Us
Millie Bobby Brown Stranger Things
Sophie Turner Game of Thrones
Danai Gurira The Walking Dead
Camila Mendes Riverdale
Lili Reinhart Riverdale
Maisie Williams Game of Thrones
Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies

THE DRAMA TV STAR OF 2019
Zendaya Euphoria
Norman Reedus The Walking Dead
Sophie Turner Game of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown Stranger Things
Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies
Maisie Williams Game of Thrones
Lili Reinhart Riverdale
Sterling K. Brown This Is Us

THE COMEDY TV STAR OF 2019
Leslie Jones Saturday Night Live
Kristen Bell The Good Place
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep
Tiffany Haddish The Last O.G.
Tracee Ellis Ross Black-ish
Jameela Jamil The Good Place
Yara Shahidi Grown-ish
Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory

THE DAYTIME TALK SHOW OF 2019
The View
Red Table Talk
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Wendy Williams Show
Live with Kelly and Ryan
Today
Good Morning America
The Real

THE NIGHTTIME TALK SHOW OF 2019
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

THE COMPETITION CONTESTANT OF 2019
Buddy Valastro Buddy Vs. Duff
Hannah Brown The Bachelorette
Kodi Lee America’s Got Talent
T-Pain The Masked Singer
Colton Underwood The Bachelor
Tyler Cameron The Bachelorette
Tyler Oakley The Amazing Race
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo RuPaul’s Drag Race

THE REALITY STAR OF 2019
Khloé Kardashian Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Kyle Richards The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Lisa Vanderpump The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
NeNe Leakes The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Jonatahn Van Ness Queer Eye
Kandi Burruss The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Kylie Jenner Keeping Up With the Kardashains
Antoni Porowski Queer Eye

THE BINGEWORTHY SHOW OF 2019
Game of Thrones
Orange Is the New Black
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The Umbrella Academy
Queer Eye
Outlander
13 Reasons Why
Stranger Things

THE SCI-FI/FANTASY OF 2019
Stranger Things
Shadowhunters
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Supernatural
The Flash
The Umbrella Academy
Arrow
The 100

THE MALE ARTIST OF 2019
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Drake
Travis Scott
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Bad Bunny

THE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2019
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Cardi B
Halsey
Billie Eilish
Miley Cyrus
Camila Cabello
P!nk

THE GROUP OF 2019
Jonas Brothers
BTS
5 Seconds Of Summer
Panic! At The Disco
CNCO
Imagine Dragons
The Chainsmokers
BLACKPINK

THE SONG OF 2019
Sucker Jonas Brothers
7 Rings Ariana Grande
Old Town Road Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
Talk Khalid
I Don’t Care Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith, Normani
Bad Guy Billie Eilish
Señorita Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello

THE ALBUM OF 2019
Thank U, Next Ariana Grande
Free Spirit Khalid
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, Billie Eilish
WHERE DO WE GO?
Cuz I Love You Lizzo
Happiness Begins Jonas Brothers
No.6 Collaborations Project Ed Sheeran
Death Race for Love Juice WRLD
Lover Taylor Swift

THE COUNTRY ARTIST OF 2019
Luke Combs
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Kane Brown
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris

THE LATIN ARTIST OF 2019
Daddy Yankee
Anuel AA
Maluma
Karol G
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Natti Natasha
Becky G

THE MUSIC VIDEO OF 2019
Con Calma Daddy Yankee & Snow
ME! Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco
Kill This Love BLACKPINK
7 Rings Ariana Grande
Bad Guy Billie Eilish
Boy With Luv BTS feat. Halsey
Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith, Normani
Señorita Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello

THE CONCERT TOUR OF 2019
BTS Love Yourself, Speak Yourself
Lady Gaga Enigma
Ariana Grande Sweetener
P!nk Beautiful Trauma
Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods
Jennifer Lopez It’s My Party
Cher Here We Go Again Tour
BLACKPINK BLACKPINK 2019 World

THE SOCIAL STAR OF 2019
Emma Chamberlain
The Dolan Twins
David Dobrik
Rickey Thompson
The Ace Family
Shane Dawson
Liza Koshy
Tana Mongeau

THE BEAUTY INFLUENCER OF 2019
James Charles
Nikita Dragun
NikkiTutorials – Nikkie de Jager
Jeffree Star
RCL Beauty – Rachel Levin
Desi Perkins
Jackie Aina
Bretman Rock

THE SOCIAL CELEBRITY OF 2019
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Ellen DeGeneres
Miley Cyrus
Kim Kardashian West
Cardi B
Shawn Mendes
Justin Bieber

THE ANIMAL STAR OF 2019
Jiffpom
Doug the Pug
Nala Cat
Tuna The Chiweenie
Juniper The Fox
Shinjiro Ono – Marutaro
tecuaniventura
Lil BUB

THE COMEDY ACT OF 2019
Kevin Hart Kevin Hart: Irresponsible
Joe Rogan Joe Rogan Show
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: one Show Fits All
Trevor Noah Trevor Noah Tour
Ken Jeong Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho
Amy Schumer Amy Schumer: Growing
Colleen Ballinger Miranda Sings…Your Welcome
Wanda Sykes Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

THE STYLE STAR OF 2019
Kim Kardashian West
Rihanna
Celine Dion
Lady Gaga
Gigi Hadid
Cardi B
Jennifer Lopez
Harry Styles

THE GAME CHANGER OF 2019
LeBron James NBA- Charity
Megan Rapinoe U.S. Women’s Soccer-Equal Pay
Coco Gauff Beat Venus Williams – Amazing Wimbeldon debut
Drew Brees Surpassed Peyton Manning’s record
Alex Morgan U.S. Women’s Soccer-Equal Pay
Stephen Curry NBA- Charity
Serena Williams Charity and Female Empowerment
Simone Biles Historic and first female Triple Double & 6th all-around title

THE POP PODCAST OF 2019
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard
Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe
Whine Down with Jana Kramer
Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown with Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider
Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad
WTF with Marc Maron
The Joe Rogan Experience

Arturo Castro to Star in Quibi’s Comedy Series “Flipped”

Arturo Castro has Flipped out!

The 33-year-old Guatemalan actor is set to star in Flipped, a new comedy series from Groundlings alums Steve Mallory and Damon Jones, and Funny or Die, for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform Quibi

Arturo Castro

Castro will star opposite Eva LongoriaAndy GarciaWill Forteand Kaitlin Olsonin the series, which is currently in production.

Written by Mallory and Jones, Flipped centers around chronically underemployed couple Jann (Forte) and Cricket Melfi (Olson), self-proclaimed home renovation “experts” who are more than confident they are television’s next great home design celebrity duo. Flipped follows the clueless pair as their dreams of basic cable fame and glory are derailed when they get themselves kidnapped by members of a drug cartel, (Garcia, Longoria, and Castro) and are forced to renovate their sprawling homes.

Ryan Caseis directing the project.

Castro is the creator, writer, executive producer, and star of Comedy Central’s Alternatino.He’s known for his breakout role as Jaimé on Broad City, which aired for five seasons on Comedy Central and will soon be seen in the live action version of Lady and the Trampwhich will be released on Disney+.

Longoria co-stars in the live-action feature film Dora and the Lost City of Gold and will next be seen in the feature film Sylvie opposite Tessa Thompson. She is an executive producer on ABC’s summer drama Grand Hotel.

Garcia recently filmed Brian Petsos’ upcoming feature Big Gold Brick, Words on Bathroom Walls, directed by Thor Freudenthaland Redemption Day, a feature film directed by Hicham Hajji.

Sony Releases Latest Trailer for Tessa Thompson’s “Men In Black: International”

Tessa Thompsonis ready to save the world…

The latest trailer for Men In Black: International, Sony’s long-in-the-works reboot starring the 35-year-old  Afro-Panamanian American actress.

Tessa Thompson

Thompson and Chris Hemsworth kick ass in London and all over the world in their black suits, replacing Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.

Sony has set a June 14, 2019 release date for Columbia Pictures’ comedic sci-fi actioner, which F. Gary Gray has directed from a screenplay by Art Marcumand Matt Holloway

Whereas the original films were centered in New York City, the new take sees Agent M (Thompson) join the covert MIB organization dedicated to policing the alien population hiding in plain sight on Earth. She is partnered with Agent H (Hemsworth) in the London bureau to stop a potential global catastrophe. 

Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson also star.

Javier Bardem to Present at This Year’s Oscars

Javier Bardemhas a date with Oscar…

The 49-year-old Spanish actor has been added to the list of presenters for the 91st Oscars show later this month.

Javier Bardem

Bardem, won the Academy Awardfor Best Supporting Actorfor his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothersfilm No Country for Old Men, joins a roster of new additions that includes Angela BassettChadwick BosemanEmilia ClarkeLaura DernSamuel L. JacksonStephan JamesKeegan-Michael KeyKiKi LayneJames McAvoyMelissa McCarthyJason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.

They join previously announced AwkwafinaDaniel Craig,Chris EvansTina FeyAllison Janney,Brie LarsonJennifer LopezFrances McDormandGary OldmanAmy PoehlerSam RockwellMaya Rudolph,Amandla StenbergCharlize TheronTessa Thompson and Constance Wuat the show, set for February 24 live on ABC.

The presenters have added interest in a year in which the Oscars is going host-less, with Academy president John Bailey saying as late a week ago the show remained “in flux.”

“The array of talent anchoring the show this year has brought some of the most indelible moments in recent cinematic memory to audiences around the world,” said producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weisson Monday in the announcement. “They join together to reconnect us with the nominees, their tremendous movies, and outstanding performances.”

Jennifer Lopez to Present at This Year’s Oscars

Jennifer Lopezhas a date with Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the first round of presenters who will hand out prizes at this year’s 91st Academy Awards, with the 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar making the list. 

Jennifer Lopez

While the show remains host-less, viewers can still expect an A-list group of celebrity attendees.

In addition to J.Lo, the list of diverse talent set to present Oscars include AwkwafinaDaniel CraigChris EvansTina Fey, Whoopi GoldbergBrie LarsonAmy PoehlerMaya Rudolph, Charlize TheronTessa Thompson and Constance Wu.

In addition to this star-studded list, Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weissannounced that the Los Angeles Philharmonicand conductorGustavo Dudamelwill perform during the annual “In Memoriam” segment of the show.

“The Oscar nominees have generated tremendous worldwide attention through their captivating stories, achievements and performances,” said Gigliotti and Weiss. “We want to give the public an opportunity to once again experience the moments that have moved us all. It is a celebration of our universal love of movies.”

The announced names are only some of talent set to hand out the golden statues; the Academy will unveil more presenters in the weeks to come. 

“This is an important moment in Oscar history,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “This year’s show maintains Oscar traditions, and is also evolving to reflect our global audience.”

The 2019 Oscars will air live Sunday, February 24, on ABCat 8:00 pm ET. 

Sony Pictures Releases Trailer for Tessa Thompson’s “Men In Black: International”

Tessa Thompsonis in the Black

Sony has released the first trailer for Men In Black: International, the long-in-the-works reboot of the franchise now starring the part-Afro-Panamanian and Mexican American actress and Chris Hemsworth.

Tessa Thompson

Thompson and Hemsworth don the black suits in the lead roles made famous by Tommy Lee Jonesand Will Smith.

Sony has set a June 14, 2019 release date for Columbia Pictures’ comedic sci-fi actioner, which F. Gary Gray has directed from a screenplay by Art Marcumand Matt Holloway.

Whereas the original films were centered in New York City, the new take sees Agent M (Thompson) join the covert MIB organization dedicated to policing the alien population hiding in plain sight on Earth. She is partnered with Agent H (Hemsworth) in the London bureau to stop a potential global catastrophe. Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson also star.

Adrian Martinez to Star in Disney’s Live-Action/CG Update of the Animated Classic “Lady and the Tramp”

Adrian Martinez has landed a Lady of a project…

The Latino actor has landed the role of Elliot, a dog-catcher, in Disney’s live-action/CG hybrid update of the animated classic Lady and the Tramp.

Adrian Martinez

Martinez, last seen opposite Amy Schumer in the comedy I Feel Pretty, joins Kiersey Clemons, Thomas Mann, Yvette Nicole Brown as part of the live cast along with Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as the voices for Lady and Tramp.

Charlie Bean is directing the film based on the 1955 original, which followed an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady who meets a streetsmart, downtown stray mongrel called Tramp, and the two embark on many romantic adventures including that iconic spaghetti smooch dinner scene.

The film will be released on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service that’s slated to launch in fall 2019.

Martinez’s credits include WB’s Focus and Office Christmas Party.