The Producer’s Mailbag
Murphy has a picture of Sam dressed as Britney Spears for Halloween years ago. But which is more odd, Sam’s costume choice or Murphy hanging the picture in their home?
Family Friendly Box Office Review
Below are the movies out in theaters this weekend and their ratings:
- Kubo and the Two Strings – Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril
- Ben-Hur – Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images
- War Dogs – Rated R for language throughout, drug use and some sexual references
Jodi’s Hollywood Outsiders
Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly Reunite For ‘Holmes & Watson’
After faring so well together in Talladega Nights and Step Brothers,Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are re-teaming in another Sony Pictures comedy. They’ll star in Holmes & Watson, with Etan Cohen directing a script that is inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tale, but with a PG-13 comic bent similar to their past collaborations. Read more about it, HERE!
ADELE HAS A COLD AND CAN’T STOP APOLOGIZING FOR IT
It’s easy to forget that Adele, with her angelic voice and perfect eyeliner, is a mere mortal just like the rest of us. But she is, in fact, human, and humans need sick days. For Adele, August 17 was one of them. See the video below or click HERE for more!
Amber Heard is donating divorce settlement money to domestic violence charity
Amber Heard has announced she will donate her $7 milliondivorce settlement to charity, including a group that tackles domestic violence. See more, HERE!
Simone Biles Is ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Producers’ Top Olympic Athlete Pick to Join Season 23
Biles is an obvious choice for producers, as gymnasts Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson and Biles’ teammate Aly Raisman have all fared well on the show. Whether or not Biles will be able to compete next season is still up in the air. The gold medalist is contracted to participate in Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics, which runs throughout the United States from mid-September through mid-November. Find out more, HERE!
Sam’s Friday Favorite
Dick Van Dyke Sings “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at Denny’s
The 90-year-old and the other three members of his quartet, The Vantastix, sang the theme song to the 1968 British musical. Check it out, HERE!
McDonald’s removes fitness tracker from Happy Meals
McDonald’s is removing Step-It activity trackers from Happy Meals due to concerns over skin irritations. The fitness trackers, which come in six bright colors, were already being distributed and were set to be available for four weeks in the United States and Canada. The plastic wrist-worn pedometer measures steps and blinks quickly or slowly depending on the pace of the person wearing it. Discover more, HERE!
2016 Rio Olympics
Side by side: Aly Raisman’s floor and her parents’ reactions
Aly Raisman’s parents have become infamous for their extremely nervous reactions during their daughter’s gymnastics competitions. With an all-around medal finally within Raisman’s grasp, her family has an epic, hilarious and sweet freak out. Check it out, HERE!
Producer David has an old friend who is actually competing at the Olympics on the USA Track Team. The Nike sponsored Pole Vaulter is preparing to compete in Rio and David can’t wait to cheer her on and watch her shoot for the stars. (they use to pole vault together when they were in high school at summer camp).
You can follow Sandi throughout her Olympic journey HERE!
Evanescence’s Amy Lee Details Kids Album ‘Dream Too Much’
Amy Lee, the singer of multi-platinum hard-rockers Evanescence, is showing her gentler side with her first children’s album, Dream Too Much. The 12-song LP, to be released as an Amazon Music exclusive on September 30th, brings her soaring voice to kid-friendly fare like theSesame Street classic “Rubber Duckie,” the Beatles’ “Hello Goodbye” and R&B standard “Goodnight My Love.” Check out more, HERE!
Lin-Manuel Miranda Diving ‘Under The Sea’ For Disney’s Live-Action Remake Of ‘The Little Mermaid’
Lin-Manuel Miranda has officially accepted Disney’s invitation to be a part of their world. The “Hamilton” creator and former star has signed on to write the songs and co-produce for Disney’s live-action reboot of “The Little Mermaid.” Discover more, HERE!
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