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Austin Butler Cast as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann's Biopic

via hollywoodrepoter Tom Hanks is also set to play Col. Tom Parker, the manager who controlled every aspect of Elvis' life. After an intense search that ensnared boldface names such as Harry Styles and Ansel Elgort, Baz Luhrmann has found the king of rock 'n' roll in Austin Butler. The Warner Bros. project is described as focusing on Presley's rise and zenith, with a major aspect being his relationship with Parker. Tom Hanks is set to play Col. Tom Parker, the manager who controlled every aspect of Elvis' life.  Warners is describing the drama has having a story that will "delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the...

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Tastemade has signed a deal with Hulu

Tastemade has signed a deal with Hulu to bring 24 of its shows to the streaming service.   The nonexclusive agreement will see all of the shows, which are generally between eight and 10 episodes each, pop up on Hulu from now through the end of this year, Variety reports. Programs arriving on Hulu (which is still only available in the U.S.) include: Broken Bread, which follows chef and activist Roy Choi as he investigates our food system through a social justice lens; Just Jen, where influencer and food blogger Jen Phanomrat makes dishes tailored for different emotions; Heritage, featuring chefs whose approach to cooking is out of the ordinary; Make This Tonight, a DIY cooking show that spotlights chefs...

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This year, Amazon’s going all out for Prime Day. Its annual discount wonderland, where members of Amazon Prime ($119 per year or $13 per month) can score steep deals on everything from Kindles to catnip toys, has for the first time been extended to cover two full days — July 15 and 16. And Amazon plans to promote the event by hosting a Prime Day livestream concert, headlined by Taylor Swift and featuring chart-toppers Dua Lipa, SZA, and Becky G. The livestream will air on Prime Video July 10 at 9 p.m. EST, available only to Amazon Prime’s 101 million subscribers. Swift’s performance will include her new singles “You Need to Calm Down” and “Me!,” with Dua Lipa, SZA, and...

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3 Reasons to Watch The Dirt on Netflix

  If you’re into heavy metal music like thrash metal band Exodus, have at least heard of theband Mötley Crüe, or just love watching beautiful things go up in flames, The Dirt might bewhat’s missing from your weekly film night. It is a no-holds barred look at Mötley Crüe’s riseand fall. Here’s the lowdown on why you need to see this new Netflix movie. An Exercise in Musical Method Acting

 “I feel like I'm watching Mötley Crüe in 1981. What is happening?' We were freaked out." In an interview with Thrillist, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee recalls his reaction to seeing and hearing the fictional, new Mötley Crüe play their songs live. The actors who played the band took their roles...

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