‘Passengers’ is anticipated to be a major Christmas release for Sony Pictures, here’s the first look at Passengers, a sci fi love story with two of the hottest young stars in Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.
‘Passengers’ takes place on a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet in suspended animation. The trip takes a deadly turn when Jim and Aurora’s (Pratt and Lawrence) hibernation pods awaken them 90 years before anyone else. As Jim and Aurora look into the malfunction, they fall deeply in love. But the ship is failing and the two soon learn why they were mysteriously woken up. Sony showed a trailer for Passengers that wowed exhibitors back at April’s CinemaCon and most of those key scenes are featured here.
As Deadline broke exclusively, Tyldum became attached a month after Sony won rights to the Jon Spaihts script in a competitive auction in December 2014, and it was a significant material purchase for the Culver City-based studio while they were weathering the enormous hack. By June 2015, Lawrence and Pratt boarded this estimated $100M production.
At one point prior to Sony’s participation, Passengers had Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdams attached along with Game Of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire helmer Brian Kirk. Before that, Reese Witherspoon was expected to play the female lead, and The Weinstein Company purchased the script in a big deal at Cannes in 2012. However, producer Neal H. Moritz was monitoring the job and when it became free, he brought it to then-Sony production president Michael De Luca.
The 27-year-old, paraplegic son of actress Mia Farrow fatally shot himself in the torso before being located in his vehicle along a Connecticut road, the state medical examiner’s office ruled Thursday.
FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2000 file photo, actress Mia Farrow poses with her adopted son Thaddeus as they participate in the international summit on polio eradication at United Nations headquarters. Thaddeus Wilk Farrow, died, Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016, after being found critically injured in his vehicle in Connecticut. The celebrity adopted Thaddeus, who contracted polio in an orphanage in Kolkata, India, and was paralyzed from the waist down. He was 27.
Thaddeus Wilk Farrow was found seriously wounded in his vehicle in Roxbury on Wednesday, about 8 miles from his mother’s home in nearby Bridgewater. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The medical examiner’s office determined the cause of death was suicide during an autopsy. State police had said there was no criminal element to the death.
Mia Farrow wrote in a Twitter posting on Thursday that her family is devastated by Thaddeus’ death.
“He was a wonderful, courageous person who overcame so much hardship in his short life,” she wrote. “We miss him. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and works of kindness.”
Maybe Ryan Lochte has spent an excessive amount of time in the pool.
The disgraced Olympic swimmer said he didn’t understand what Yom Kippur was during an interview with New York Magazine posted Sunday, subsequently appeared to confuse it with Canadian Thanksgiving.
Reporter Jessica Pressler went shopping with Lochte, a “Dancing with the Stars” contestant, at the Grove in Los Angeles for their interview. The exchange is just … precious.
Perhaps for obvious reasons, at the last minute, Lochte’s publicist determines to come along. “Work is slow,” she says. “It’s Yom Kippur.”
“What’s that?” Lochte asks curiously.
“It’s the Jewish Day of Atonement.”
“Wasn’t it their Thanksgiving two days ago?”
“That was Canadian Thanksgiving.”
“Oh,” says Lochte, shifting his hands in his pocket and pulling out his phone, which, as it ends up, has been end-dialing folks. “Ha!” he says. “My buddy was just on the phone for like five minutes! Ha-ha-ha!”
The 32-year old six-time Olympic gold medalist has a lot on his head as he attempts to correct his persona after fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics.
In the aftermath of that news, he’s signed with a couple new sponsors after losing some important ones. He recently got engaged. He’s competing on “Dancing With The Stars.”
Your bedroom should be a safe haven where you can unwind and de-stress after a long day. But when your shelves are piled high with clutter, your bed is covered in dirty laundry and your furniture doesn’t match, your bedroom can quickly become one of the least relaxing spaces in your home. So how can you reset this room?
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In 1998, Minnie Driver was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Good Will Hunting — yet, the star says she nearly did not get the character because the producers didn’t find her attractive enough.
The Speechless star sat down with Andy Cohen on Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live, where she was asked what the rudest thing anyone in Hollywood has ever said to her.
“I really can’t [name names] because then I’ll never work again, and I ’ve to work because I have a mortgage,” Driver said, before offering, “You know what? The producer of Good Will Hunting did not think I was hot enough to be in that movie, and didn’t need me in the movie.”
While Good Will Hunting had several producers and executive producers, the 46-year old actress said she didn’t remember who gave the word, explaining it “came from the top.”
Yet, it was the movie’s stars and co-creators, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, at the same time as director Gus Van Sant, who championed Driver to get the part.
“[They] struggled very hard for me to play that role,” Driver shared. “I ’m thankful to them until this day.”
Despite getting the part, and snagging an Oscar nomination for her work, the actress confessed that the comment did sting a little, and stayed with her for a while.
“But I was also together enough to understand that hotness is a perception, not a point of view,” she added.
Trolling has become a second identity of the Internet. From Twitter trolls to Disqus warriors, online harassment has gotten so powerful that it’s driving people offline, or worse, silencing their voices. Repressive governments, political campaigns, and almost anyone is using internet to prove their points, no matter what the cost. “Mass harassment online has proved so effective that it’s emerging as a weapon of repressive authorities,” Andy Greenberg of Wired noted.
Now Google is using artificial intelligence to finally kill this troll-monster. Jigsaw, a small Google subsidiary, is releasing some tools called Conversation AI. The group has designed this software to automatically spot mistreatment and harassment and block vitriolic content. It is going to give the contemptuous language an assault score with 100 indicating the extremely harmful content.
Jigsaw engineers say the accuracy of Conversation AI is much better than any keyword blocker and quicker than human moderators. But, in addition they need to work on false positives and tread through the puzzles of free speech. Google says that technology has a 92% certainty and a 10% false positive rate, which will continue to improve with time.
Conversation AI will automatically flag abuses, scold harassers, or even auto-delete toxic language.
The group partnered with The New York Times, which gave access to 17 million remarks from its stories. Jigsaw also worked with the Wikimedia Foundation to help its algorithm understand the difference between harmless banter and harassment.
The software is inspired by the League of Legends that started using machine learning to prohibit players who engaged in sexist or abusive dialogs. Reports suggest that 92 percent of players changed their behaviour after seeing automated warnings. Jigsaw wants to do something similar for the wider internet “to level the playing field.”
The technology will be open source to help social media platforms and other sites to catch abusive content before it even hurts the planned target.
Victims have long been asking the businesses to create methods to pull back on the reigns of on-line harassment. However, depending on users to flag abuse to be reviewed by staffers has failed to prove feasible. If Jigsaw engineers make it work without potentially impacting the gray areas of speech, Google’s Conversation AI might help to finally end the era of trolls.
Congratulations are in order for DJ Khaled and his fiancée, Nicole Tuck, who just gave birth to the couple’s first son, Asahd Tuck Khaled, while surrounded by family and friends.
The producer, known for his lengthy and inspiring Snapchat stories, documented the entire process on the social media app. (Would you expect anything else?)
From the moment Tuck’s water broke to the moment you hear their son cry, Khaled captured it all for his followers to see. Oh, and he made sure to play his own music ― notably “For Free” and “I Got the Keys” ― while his fiancée was literally pushing out their baby boy.
Once his son was born, Khaled cried tears of joy and made sure to hug his fiancée’s doctor. He also thanked God for his new bundle of joy, writing, “God is the greatest!!!!” over a short video of himself looking at his newborn.
To maintain just a little bit of privacy, Khaled opted not to show followers his baby.
Michelle Obama was the belle of the ball Tuesday night in a gorgeous rose gold Atelier Versace gown as she and President Barack Obama welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, to the White House.
FLOTUS, who was accompanied by a dapper, black tuxedo-clad President Obama at the joyous but bittersweet soirée, wowed in the shimmering figure-hugging dress. The custom piece created by the Italian fashion house featured an asymmetrical neckline, flattering ruching in the front, and a chainmail finish. The First Lady finished her evening look with Le Vian diamonds and a smoky eye and wore her hair styled into a glossy lob with heavy side-swept bangs.
Donatella Versace took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her thoughts on the experience of creating a one-of-a-kind gown for the momentous occasion. “I am humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to dress the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Thanks, Michelle, for all the things you have done for America and for the world, and especially, for empowering and inspiring women everywhere,” she wrote.
While there have been several memorable state dinner gowns over time, Mrs. Obama’s bright selection for her final state dinner is the icing on the cake.