Will Smith sent 'Bad Boys' director Michael Bay a personalized note admitting that he was right about insisting that the actor go shirtless in the movie
The filmmaker shared a video on Instagram, revealing that the actor gifted him with a copy of his self-titled memoir that was released in November.news.yahoo.com
Will Smith says he and director Michael Bay had '1 of our biggest disputes' over whether or not the actor should be shirtless in 'Bad Boys'
In his memoir, Smith said that he told the director that it would be "corny" and unnatural to be shirtless in the scene, but Bay thought otherwise.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Moonbase 8,' Kylie Minogue & Niall Horan
(Showtime via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — “Outrage”: If you’re looking for some distractions on election day, the excellent Women Make Film series is still going strong on TCM. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— The final solo recording from late jazz legend Dave Brubeck will be released Friday. Showtime’s “Moonbase 8” stars Fred Armisen, John C. Reilly and Tim Heidecker as astronauts trying to qualify for a moon mission. For Showtime subscribers, the full series will be available Sunday night on the channel’s apps and on-demand platforms.
Union tells actors not to work on pandemic film "Songbird"
LOS ANGELES The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic thriller Songbird, saying the filmmakers have not been up-front about safety measures and had not signed the proper agreements for the movie that is among the first in production after coronavirus closures. Actors had reportedly been rehearsing remotely for the film produced by Michael Bay and directed by Adam Mason. "Also, as noted in the Do Not Work order, the producers have not yet become signatory to our agreement. We have no further comment.The small film was among the first to attempt to resume production after the long closure. One of the companies, Invisible Narrative, told Deadline, We are actively working to resolve this paperwork issue with the guild.
The best and worst of Super Bowl ads
During advertising’s biggest night, Super Bowl Sunday, marketers battled it out to bolster their brands. PLANTERSPlanters teased its Super Bowl ad nearly two weeks before the game, releasing a teaser that showed its Mr. Peanut mascot seemingly being killed. The actual Super Bowl ad was relatively inoffensive, with a baby Mr. Peanut appearing at the funeral. There's a more involved marketing campaign with Ryder, but the Super Bowl ad didn't communicate much. HARD ROCK INTERNATIONALHard Rock International went all in on its first Super Bowl ad, maybe too much so.
Super Bowl ads dialed up fun as an antidote to politics
This undated image provided by Hyundai Motor America shows from left John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch and Chris Evans in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. But during commercial breaks in the Super Bowl, advertisers did their best to serve up an antidote heavily spiked with fun. “We’re going to be so deluged with political ads over the next nine months.”For the most part, Super Bowl advertisers tried to oblige. “This year it’s all about a return to Super Bowl basics,” said Kelly O’Keefe, managing partner of consultancy Brand Federation. “You cannot co-opt his message and blackball him at the same time.”Microsoft showcased Katie Sowers, the first female coach in a Super Bowl game.
Eyes on Miami: Candace Bushnell, Lil Pump, T.I., and Others
September 1625th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Kickoff at InterContinental Miami: Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and in-kind Ball donor InterContinental Miami celebrated the 25th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball VIP Kickoff Party at the InterContinental Miami in anticipation of this seasons Masterpiece XXV-themed gala on Saturday, November 2, a creative interpretation of Game of Thrones. Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard and Candace Bushnell World Red EyeBal Harbour Shops and Books & Books Host An Evening With Candace Bushnell at Bal Harbour Shops: Bal Harbour Shops along with Books & Books invited guests to meet the critically acclaimed, internationally best-selling author of Sex & the City, Candace Bushnell. World Red EyeSeptember 21T.I. World Red EyeLil Pump and Michael Bay at Story Saturdays: Lil Pump and his Gucci Gang hit Story on Saturday night, where he took the stage to perform with his chicken nuggets in hand. World Red EyeGlobal Empowerment Missions Hurricane Dorian Initiatives: World Red Eye traveled to the Bahamas with Michael Capponi and Global Empowerment Mission (G.E.M.)miaminewtimes.com
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" stars
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" stars Michael Bay's latest action flick, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" features an all-new human cast in this fourth installment in the franchise based on the popular toyline. Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer spoke to CBS News' Ken Lombardi about making the film.cbsnews.com