Michael Cimino to Star in Paramount Players’ “Senior Year”

Michael Cimino is having a senior moment…

The 21-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor will star in Paramount Players’ “Senior Year,” starring and produced by Rebel Wilson.

Michael Cimino

Cimino, the start of Hulu’s Love, Victor series, joins a roster of new cast additions that includes Jade BenderJeremy Ray Taylor and Avantika.

Wilson as a woman who wakes up from a 20-year coma and returns to high school to try to regain her status as a popular cheerleader and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her.

Cimino stars as Victor Salazar in Hulu’s Love, Victor, which debuted its second season last month to critical acclaim. The actor also starred in Annabelle Comes Home and will next be featured in Black Box and Heartlight.

Also added to the cast are Joshua Colley, newcomer Ana Yi Puig, Molly Brown, Zaire Adams and Tyler Barnhardt.

The comedy’s starry ensemble also features Sam Richardson, Angourie Rice, Justin Hartley, Zoë Chao, Mary Holland, Chris Parnell and Alicia Silverstone.

Chrissie Fit & Her “Pitch Perfect” Cast Mates Reunite for Charity A Capella Cover of Beyonce’s “Love On Top”

Chrissie Fit’s back on top

The 36-year-old Cuban American actress/singer has reunited with her Pitch Perfect cast mates for an a cappella rendition of Beyoncé‘s 2011 hit, “Love On Top.”

Chrissie Fit

The Barden Bellas reunion comes nearly years since the last installment of the franchise, Pitch Perfect 3, hit theaters, and they joined voices once again for a reason.

“We are here, again, making music with our mouths for two very important reasons: Beyoncé and a great cause,” Brittany Snow captioned the performance, featuring Fit, who portrayed Florencia “Flo” Fuentes, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson and more delivering the song safely from home.

“There’s nothing perfect about the world we’re living in,” the video description reads. “Families around the globe are suffering from the impact of the #COVID19 pandemic, especially those in Lebanon who are facing crisis after crisis. But we can all pitch in and help.”

“The proceeds raised from the downloads & streams of our rendition of ‘Love on Top’ will go to UNICEF to help children in Lebanon and around the world who need our support right now,” the description continues.

The Bellas’ charitable “Love On Top” performance also includes a fun introduction from Pitch Perfect announcers, John Smith (John Michael Higgins) and Gail Abernathy-McKadden (Elizabeth Banks).

“I’m afraid I have some bad news. The Barden Bellas have gotten back together again,” Higgins says. “It seems like not even a quarantine can prevent them from harassing us with another musical performance.”

Click here to donate to the cause.

Salma Hayek to Present at This Year’s Oscars

Salma Hayekwill be taking the Oscarsstage…

The 53-year-old Mexican actress and producer has been added to the list of presenters for the 92nd annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday.

Salma Hayek

In addition to Hayek, who earned an Oscar nod for her portrayal of iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida, the new additions include Utkarsh AmbudkarBrie LarsonSpike LeeRay Romano, and Rebel Wilson

Previously announced presenters include James CordenPenélope CruzBeanie FeldsteinZack GottsagenDiane KeatonShia LaBeouf, George MacKaySteve MartinKeanu Reeves, Maya Rudolph, Zazie BeetzTimothée ChalametWill FerrellGal GadotMindy KalingJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Lin-Manuel MirandaAnthony RamosMark RuffaloKelly Marie Tran, Kristen Wiig and Sigourney Weaver.

The 92nd annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on February 9 from the Dolby Theatre

Cardi B Shines Bright in Amazon’s “Alexa Loses Her Voice” Super Bowl Commercial

Cardi B has given her fans a Super surprise…

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper appears in Amazon’s new commercial, which aired during the live Super Bowl broadcast.

Cardi B's Amazon Ad for Alexa

The “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” appears alongside Gordon Ramsay, Rebel Wilson and Anthony Hopkins in the commercial for Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant Alexa.

In Amazon’s Super Bowl ad, Alexa loses her voice and causes mass chaos in the Amazon office. As a solution, the team finds a group of celebrities to replace her, including Cardi B.

In one of Cardi B’s segments, a boy asks Alexa how far Mars is. Her hilarious response: She laughs, and says, “Well how am I supposed to know? I’ve never been there. This guy wants to go to Mars; for what?!” After giggling, she says, “There’s not even oxygen there!”

In her second appearance, a man asks Alexa to play country music. Instead of listening to him and playing a country tune, Cardi B starts blasts her No. 1 single. After he corrects her, she stops the music — and then continues again with the same song.

Hailed as one of the best Super Bowl ads of the night, the commercial has been viewed more than 26 million times on YouTube as of Monday morning.

Cruz In Talks to Star Opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in the Spy Comedy “Grimsby”

Penélope Cruz has reportedly spied her next big screen role…

The 40-year-old Spanish actress is reportedly in final negotiations to join Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby, Sony Pictures’ spy comedy.

Penelope Cruz

Directed by Louis Leterrier, the story centers on a James Bond-like character, portrayed by Mark Strong, who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown and team up with his English football hooligan brother, played by Baron Cohen.

The cast already includes Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe and Annabelle Wallis, among others.

Much of the character information is being kept secret, but sources say Cruz will play a philanthropic corporate leader who may (or may not) be more than she seems.

Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham wrote the script.

The film is shooting this summer in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Armisen to Guest Star on ABC’s “Super Fun Night”

Fred Armisen is preparing for a Super Fun Night

The 45-year-old half-Venezuelan actor and former Saturday Night Live star alum will guest-star on Wednesday’s Super Fun Night.

Fred Armisen

Armisen will portray Brian Headfoot, the frazzled head of human resources at Kimmie’s (portrayed by Rebel Wilson) office. He’s tasked with engineering a truce between a feuding Kimmie and Kendall (Kate Jenkinson).

Super Fun Night airs on Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.

Armisen to Guest-Star on ABC’s Comedy “Super Fun Night”

Fred Armisen has a super fun night ahead of him…

The 46-year-old half-Venezuelan American actor has signed on to guest star in an upcoming episode of comedic actress Rebel Wilson’s ABC sitcom Super Fun Night, according to Entertainment Weekly.

 

Armisen, a former Saturday Night Live cast member currently starring in IFC’s sketch comedy series Portlandia, will reportedly portray a character named Brian Headfoot, the infuriated head of HR at the law firm where Wilson’s Kimmie works.

In the episode, his character is called in to broker a truce between feuding Kimmie and Kendall (portrayed by Kate Jenkinson). Fred Armisen

The episode is set to air early 2014 on ABC.

Armisen is not the first SNL alum to guest on the comedy series, which airs on Wednesday night.

Molly Shannon recently appeared on the show as a relationship guru nicknamed “The Love Lioness.”

Bardem Earns Two MTV Movie Award Nominations

He may not have earned an Academy Award nomination for his villainous role in Skyfall, but Javier Bardem is seeing a windfall of attention from MTV.

The 44-year-old Spanish actor and Oscar-winner has earned two nominations for this year’s MTV Movie Awards for his role in the latest James Bond flick.

Javier Bardem II

Bardem, who earned an MTV Movie Award nod for Best Villain for 2007’s No Country for Old Men, has earned another nomination in that category this year for portraying the monstrous Raoul Silva in Skyfall.

In addition, Bardem earned a nod in the Best WTF Moment category for his memorable ““Oops… There Goes His Face” scene in the Bond film.

But Bardem isn’t the only Hispanic celebrity to earn recognition this year…

Former CSI: Miami star Adam Rodriguez and his Magic Mike co-stars have been nominated in the “Best Musical Moment” category.

The MTV Movie Awards will air love on MTV on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 pm ET. Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson will serve as the night’s hostess.

Here’s a look at Bardem and Rodriguez’s categories.

BEST WTF MOMENT

Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson – “Candieland Gets Smoked” in Django Unchained
Denzel Washington – “Final Descent” in Flight
Anna Camp – “Hack-Appella” in Pitch Perfect
Javier Bardem – “Oops… There Goes His Face” in Skyfall
Seth MacFarlane as Ted – “Ted Gets Saucy” in Ted

BEST VILLAIN
Javier Bardem Skyfall
Leonardo DiCaprioDjango Unchained
Marion CotillardThe Dark Knight Rises
Tom HardyThe Dark Knight Rises
Tom HiddlestonThe Avengers

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
Anne HathawayLes Misérables
Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam
RodriguezMagic Mike
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp,
Ester Dean and Hana Mae LeePitch Perfect
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook
Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra MillerThe Perks of Being a
Wallflower