January 17, 2021 - 20:32 GMT Narzra Ahmed The Great is airing on Channel 4 and depicts the story of Catherine the Great and her husband Emperor Peter III, played by Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult Channel 4 show The Great depicts Catherine the Great, the Empress of All Russia's rise to power in the 18th century, and stars Elle Fanning as the powerful protagonist. After premiering last weekend, the period drama – which is based loosely on Catherine's younger years and marriage – had viewers gripped for its comedy value and sensational cast. MORE: Viewers are saying the same thing about The Great Nicholas Hoult plays Catherine's insufferable husband Peter in the show directed by Philip Martin, the main behind Netflix's The Crown . But what really happened to the Emperor in real life? Find out below. Loading the player... WATCH TRAILER: Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning star in the brilliant series The Great … [Read more...] about The Great: the shocking true story of what happened to Emperor Peter III
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Photo: Emaz/VIEW press/Corbis via Getty Images When the theater stopped, it stopped all at once. Live art is all the things the virus loves: close quarters, significant duration, people singing and trumpets going full blast. Broadway closed on March 12, 2020, and by the end of that weekend, every venue in the city was dark. Reopening, on the other hand, will be a wild hodgepodge. The lights will go on at different times theater by theater, even — in some multi-stage venues — room by room. Governor Cuomo announced last month that regardless of health metrics, live indoor performance will be allowed to return to “flexible” venues at 33 percent capacity starting today, April 2. What, exactly, will that look like? The embattled governor’s announcement about April 2 will not actually mean most theaters will start producing on that date. To be clear, there will be shows to see: You could go to the first performance of Blindness at the Daryl Roth (there are no performers, … [Read more...] about What Happens to New York Theater on April 2?
Kevin Smith has been working on a possible Clerks III since 2012 , when he said he planned on it to be his final movie as a director. While a few updates have trickled in since then, yesterday Variety reported that The Weinstein Company – who owns the rights to the Clerks franchise – had passed on the sequel’s $6M price tag. “[The Weinsteins] passed,” Smith said. “I went in with a $6 million budget and they were like, ‘Oh no, Kevin. This is too high.’ Bob offered us distribution, but they weren’t going to finance it.” While the lack of financial backing for Clerks seems like a discouraging sign of the movie’s future, Smith assured fans on Twitter today that the movie will get made either way after one of his followers asked him whether it’s still happening: “Heavens yes, just not with the Weinsteins’ money. And all involved are okay with this.” Whether Smith will find the money somewhere else or choose to crowdfund the sequel isn’t certain yet, but in the meantime he’ll … [Read more...] about Kevin Smith Says that ‘Clerks III’ Is Still Happening Despite Some Financial Roadblocks
Photo: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images We’ve heard of a “Yellow Submarine.” But “Green Submarine”? Well, Sir, that’s simply a step too far. On Thursday, March 18, Paul McCartney announced that he is releasing a picture book called Grandude’s Green Submarine, which is actually an “exciting sequel” to his 2020 picture-book debut, Hey Grandude! At no point in the Penguin press release or McCartney’s announcement tweets is there any mention of the aforementioned brightly colored submarine for which the Beatle is already known. Does McCartney think he’s fooling us? Does he think he’s getting away with something? Was the “Yellow Submarine” given a green coat of paint for Grandude’s adventures, or is it a different sea craft entirely? If the latter, which submarine would win on the naval battle stage: yellow or green? The existence of Grandude’s Green Submarine raises a thousand questions too complex to answer. We’ll have to wait until the book is out in September 2021 to … [Read more...] about Paul McCartney Is Trying to Make ‘Green Submarine’ Happen
Photo: ABC From a chilled-out Tiny Desk to a cease-and-desist to a stacked new single to a controversy over Martin Luther King Jr. features , Justin Bieber’s Justice rollout has continued apace over the past few days. The next logical stop, of course, is Good Morning America , where Bieber and his live band performed the single “Hold On” on March 22. “ ‘Hold On’ is a message that we all need after a very tough year. It’s about not giving up hope, no matter the odds,” Bieber said ahead of the set, still pretending he didn’t make an entire album of ( great! ) songs about his wife, Hailey. Still, Bieber rocked the distanced GMA stage, jumping around and playing off his band’s energy. Hold on till Wednesday, March 24, when he returns for another new performance. … [Read more...] about Justin Bieber Still Trying to Make Justice (the Idea) Happen on