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The Greatest Showman gets a new trailer

With a little over five weeks to go until The Greatest Showman arrives in Us cinemas, a new trailer has been released for the upcoming biographical musical drama which stars Hugh Jackman in the lead role as showman and founder the Barnum & Bailey Travelling Circus, P.T. Barnum; watch it below…

The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Greatest Showman is set for release on December 2oth in the States and on December 26th in the UK and features a cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Paul Sparks, Diahann Carroll, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,
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Hugh Jackman: "The Greatest Showman"

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Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the upcoming musical feature, "The Greatest Showman", directed by Michael Gracey, starring Hugh Jackman ("Logan") as 'P.T. Barnum', Michelle Williams as 'Charity Barnum', Rebecca Ferguson as 'Jenny Lind', Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Zendaya, opening January 1, 2018:

"...inspired by the imagination of 'P. T. Barnum'...

"...'The Greatest Showman' is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business...

"...and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing...

"...to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation..."

Cast also includes Keala Settle as 'Lettie Lutz', Paul Sparks as 'James Gordon Bennett'...

...Diahann Carroll as 'Joice Heth', Austyn Johnson as 'Caroline Barnum', Cameron Seely as 'Helen Barnum'...

...Fredric Lehne as 'Mr. Hallet' and Jamie Jackson as 'Boss'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Greatest Showman"...
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Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson featured on latest posters for The Greatest Showman

Earlier this week we got a new poster for The Greatest Showman featuring Zac Efron and Zendaya [take a look here], and 20th Century Fox has released more posters for the upcoming musical drama showcasing Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Rebecca Ferguson; check them out below…

The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Greatest Showman is set for release on December 2oth in the States and on January 1st in the UK and features a cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Paul Sparks, Diahann Carroll,
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Zac Efron and Zendaya featured on new poster for The Greatst Showman

Ahead of The Greatest Showman’s Us release next month, star Hugh Jackman has taken to social media to share a new poster for the upcoming musical extravaganza featuring Zac Efron and Zendaya; check it out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Greatest Showman here

The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Greatest Showman is set for release on December 2oth in the States and on January 1st in the UK and features a cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Paul Sparks, Diahann Carroll, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.
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Hugh Jackman Is "The Greatest Showman"

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the upcoming biographical musical feature, "The Greatest Showman", directed by Michael Gracey, starring Hugh Jackman ("Logan") as 'P.T. Barnum', Michelle Williams as 'Charity Barnum', Rebecca Ferguson as 'Jenny Lind', Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Zendaya, opening December 25, 2017:

"...inspired by the imagination of 'P. T. Barnum'...

"...'The Greatest Showman' is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business...

"...and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing...

"...to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation..."

Cast also includes Keala Settle as 'Lettie Lutz', Paul Sparks as 'James Gordon Bennett', Diahann Carroll as 'Joice Heth', Austyn Johnson as 'Caroline Barnum', Cameron Seely as 'Helen Barnum', Fredric Lehne as 'Mr. Hallet' and Jamie Jackson as 'Boss'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Greatest Showman"...
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First poster for The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman

The first poster has arrived online for the upcoming biographical musical drama The Greatest Showman featuring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum – showman, businessman, and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Travelling Circus; take a look at the poster here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Greatest Showman here

The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Greatest Showman is set for release on December 25th in the States and in January 2018 in the UK and features a cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Paul Sparks, Diahann Carroll, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Hugh Jackman : "The Greatest Showman"

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the upcoming biographical musical feature, "The Greatest Showman", directed by Michael Gracey, starring Hugh Jackman as 'P.T. Barnum', Michelle Williams as 'Charity Barnum', Rebecca Ferguson as 'Jenny Lind', Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Zendaya, opening December 25, 2017:

"...inspired by the imagination of 'P. T. Barnum'...

"...'The Greatest Showman' is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business...

"...and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation..."

Cast also includes Keala Settle as 'Lettie Lutz', Paul Sparks as 'James Gordon Bennett', Diahann Carroll as 'Joice Heth', Austyn Johnson as 'Caroline Barnum', Cameron Seely as 'Helen Barnum', Fredric Lehne as 'Mr. Hallet' and Jamie Jackson as 'Boss'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Greatest Showman"...
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Halle Berry says her historic Oscar win 'meant nothing'

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Halle Berry says her historic Oscar win 'meant nothing'
The lack of progress with diversity in Hollywood is “troubling”, said the actress.

Halle Berry has said her historic Oscar win for Monster’s Ball “meant nothing”.

Berry became the first (and still only) black woman to win the best actress category at the 2002 Academy Awards, and her acceptance speech referenced its importance.

She said: “This moment is so much bigger than me. This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It’s for the women that stand beside me, Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox. And it’s for every nameless, faceless woman of colour that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.”

However, whilst taking part in a Q&A in Cannes Lions with Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth, she said the 2016 Oscar nominations which sparked the #OscarsSoWhite backlash made her revise her opinion of the win.

“It was probably one of my lowest professional moments… I sat there
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Step Right Up and Behold Hugh Jackman in 'The Greatest Showman' Trailer

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“Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American public.” That's a quote from P.T. Barnum, the iconic circus founder who has gone down in history as perhaps the greatest showman who ever lived. That's why his upcoming musical biopic is titled The Greatest Showman, and hopefully for its sake 20th Century Fox hasn't overestimated American or worldwide interest in his story. Watch the dazzling new trailer for the movie below and decide if you'd like to see Barnum's big top on the big screen. When it comes out: December 25, 2017. Who is in it: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Diahann Carroll, Paul Sparks What it's about: Jackman plays Barnum in a...

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Halle Berry Worries That Her Historic Oscar Win Ultimately ‘Meant Nothing’ to Hollywood

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Halle Berry Worries That Her Historic Oscar Win Ultimately ‘Meant Nothing’ to Hollywood
When Halle Berry won her historic Best Actress Oscar back in 2002, the “Monster’s Ball” star keenly recognized the importance of the moment and what it meant to other actresses of color. Berry was the first black woman to win an Oscar in the category, and more than 15 years later, she’s still the only black actress to have earned the accolade.

In her acceptance speech, Berry said, “This moment is so much bigger than me. This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It’s for the women that stand beside me, Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox. And it’s for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened. Thank you. I’m so honored. I’m so honored.”

Read More: Halle Berry: How Spike Lee Gave Her the Opportunity to Break Out From ‘Gorgeous
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New image of Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman

Empire has debuted a new image of Hugh Jackman as showman and businessman P.T. Barnum in the upcoming biographical musical drama The Greatest Showman. Check it out here…

See Also: Hugh Jackman is The Greatest Showman in first-look images

The Greatest Showman is directed by Michael Gracey and stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Paul Sparks, Diahann Carroll, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo. It is set for release on December 25th in the States and in January 2018 in the UK.
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Hugh Jackman is The Greatest Showman in first-look images

Entertainment Weekly has debuted four first look images from director Michael Gracey’s upcoming American biographical musical drama The Greatest Showman. The film stars Hugh Jackman as showman and businessman P.T. Barnum, founder the Barnum & Bailey Travelling Circus alongside Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Paul Sparks, Diahann Carroll, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo; take a look here…

“The story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.”

The Greatest Showman is set for release on December 25th in the States and on January 5th in the UK.
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Latanya Richardson Jackson Looks Back on Her Long Career

Latanya Richardson Jackson’s career is about hard work and continuity. Last year, she appeared in “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Public Theatre, a relationship that began in the 1970s. And this month marks the 40th anniversary of her first mention in Variety, when she was cast in “Perdido (Lost),” a play by Soledad at the Henry Street Settlement. She has directed and acted in numerous productions at the Lower East Side site for social services and arts.

Richardson started acting as a teen in Atlanta, where she also met her future husband, Samuel L. Jackson. They’ve been together 47 years. Richardson was Tony-nominated for the 2014 revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” with Denzel Washington. This month, she concludes her guest arc on “Grey’s Anatomy,” as the mother of Maggie (Kelly McCreary).

Next up for Richardson Jackson: More work with the philanthropic Samuel L. & Latanya R. Jackson Foundation, more
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Little Mermaid Live-Action Trailer Beats Disney to the Punch

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Little Mermaid Live-Action Trailer Beats Disney to the Punch
Nearly 30 years after Disney's timeless animated classic The Little Mermaid hit theaters, the studio announced last year that they are putting together a new live-action adaptation with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Universal was also readying their own live-action adaptation with Chloe Moretz set to star, before she dropped out. While it remains to be seen what will happen with those projects, there is a new live-action Little Mermaid movie coming out later this year, and the first trailer has been released today.

This Little Mermaid movie comes from Conglomerate Media and Kingsway Productions, with the trailer debuting on YouTube. The project doesn't have a release date set at this time, but it is expected to debut later this year, possibly this summer, although it remains to be seen when a release date will be announced. This story takes a much different approach to the original Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale.
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Oscars 2017: Inside Taraji P. Henson’s Epic Glam Sesh

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Oscars 2017: Inside Taraji P. Henson’s Epic Glam Sesh
Taraji P. Henson brought a heavy dose of glamour to the Academy Awards red carpet Sunday, showing off her not-so-Hidden Figure in a curve-hugging custom Alberta Ferretti gown. And while some of us are still recovering from the temporary blindness due to the reflection of her oh-so-boss Nirav Modi diamond necklace, us beauty junkies have moved on quickly to her dreamy blue eye shadow, and are still on cloud nine. Of course for her flawless skin and smoky eye, the actress turned to her makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff, who’s sharing exclusive pictures of their get-ready session with PeopleStyle.

Inspired by Diahann Carroll,
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Just How Many Black Actors Have Won an Oscar? The Number Is Disturbingly Low

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Image Source: Getty / Lee Celano The Oscars have been plagued by obvious race issues since they began in 1929, and things seemingly came to a head with the #OscarsSoWhite discussion a couple of years ago; the overwhelming lack of diversity in nominees in both 2015 and 2016 resulted in Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs taking bigger, more noticeable steps to double the number of diverse members in its voting body by 2020. Nevertheless, a black actor (the incomparable Sidney Poitier) wasn't awarded until 1964, and it was only in 2002 that Halle Berry became the first black woman to win a best actress trophy. At this year's ceremony, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won for their supporting roles, adding to a pretty short list. So, just how many black actors have won Oscars over the years? Sixteen. A whopping sixteen distinguished, talented people in 89 years. Scroll through to see who they are and learn about the records they've broken.
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Oscar Political Moments: A Timeline of the Memorable Sacrifices, Protests, and Speeches Throughout The Telecast’s History

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Oscar Political Moments: A Timeline of the Memorable Sacrifices, Protests, and Speeches Throughout The Telecast’s History
Filmmakers and stars have often taken a political stance by choosing which projects to make. But when the Academy Awards ceremony began in 1929 to honor the best in film, this created a more public way to demonstrate opinions about the state of the world, the government or a cause.

Read More: Meryl Streep Fires Back at Donald Trump in Blistering Speech: ‘We Have the Right to Live Our Lives’

Not everyone has taken this opportunity though, except for maybe wearing the odd ribbon to support awareness or using their attendance (or lack thereof) to show solidarity. Those blessed by winning a coveted statuette, however, can use their actual acceptance speech as a platform to speak out. Although the awards started being televised in 1953, it took until the 1970s until winners began to really take advantage of having a massive audience for their views. And at times, even the Academy itself got political.
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Oscar Pre-Parties 2017: Inside Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, Chanel, Bulgari & More

Oscar Pre-Parties 2017: Inside Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, Chanel, Bulgari & More
There is always a lot to celebrate during Oscar week, but many of this year’s special occasions toasted to something in particular: a historical year for Oscar nominations by the Academy. Diversity and inclusion was front and center for celebrations throughout the week, from Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, to Common’s pre-Oscar dinner (pictured above), to African-American publications Ebony and Essence toasting to black Hollywood at their respective fetes.

Women were also a part of the conversation. While the landmark moment for people of color was applauded, the ladies in the industry were still pushing for progress at the Women in Film’s annual cocktail reception, which sprinkled in motivational speeches from Brie Larson and Meryl Streep with the hors d’oeuvres.

Take a peek inside this year’s pre-Oscar celebratory gatherings below:

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Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree:

Progress, not politics, was what
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Halle Berry's Oscar Acceptance Speech Will Still Make You Cry, Even 15 Years Later

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Halle Berry's Oscar win for Monster's Ball made her the first black woman to win best actress and only the second to win an Academy Award since the ceremony's inception in 1929. She gave a heartfelt, emotional speech that still brings us to tears thanks to its sincerity and passion; Berry didn't just accept the honor on her behalf, but paid homage to the women of color who came before her. "This moment is so much bigger than me," Berry told the crowd through tears. "This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It's for the women that stand beside me, Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox. And it's for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened." Berry will be returning to the Oscars stage on Sunday to mark the 15th anniversary of her historic win, and
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Chewbacca's Son in the Star Wars Holiday Special Is Officially Canon

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Chewbacca's Son in the Star Wars Holiday Special Is Officially Canon
There has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan, not just because there is a new movie hitting theaters every year, but because there are also numerous novels and comic books being released that are part of the official canon. A new book entitled Aftermath: Empire's End was released today, which, as we previously reported, addresses the fate of the much-maligned Jar Jar Binks. But it also includes another intriguing revelation as well. This book confirms that Chewbacca's son, seen only during the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, is now, in fact part of the official Star Wars cinematic canon.

Screen Rant reports that there are sections of this novel which offer numerous interludes, providing "snapshots" of the goings-on in several different parts of the galaxy. One of these interludes is set on Kashyyyk, following a Wookiee named Lumpawaroo, a.k.a. "Waroo." This Wookie is trying
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