PARAMOUNT CONFIRMS 'COMING TO AMERICA 2': Paramount has confirmed that a sequel to Coming to America is in the works. Coming to America: 2 will be hitting theaters on August 7, 2020. Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as Prince Akeem — and reports say that the Murphy will be returning to America to meet his long lost son who is also the potential heir to the throne of Zamunda. Kenya Barris has signed on to write the script and executive produce the film. Eddie Murphy and Kevin Misher will serve as producers. Coming To America originally debuted in 1988.
TARAJI P. HENSON, TESSA THOMPSON, AMANDA SEYFRIED AND MORE TO PRESENT AT THE 2019 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS: E! News has confirmed that Taraji P. Henson, Tessa Thompson, Amanda Seyfried, Viggo Mortensen and Finn Wolfhard will present during the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Previously announced presenters include Armie Hammer, Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown, Elsie Fisher and KiKi Layne. The awards will be hosted by Parks & Recreation star Aubrey Plaza. The nominees, which were announced in November, include Eighth Grade, First Reformed and If Beale Street Could Talk. You can tune into this year's awards on Facebook Watch and IFC on Feb. 23rd at 5pm EST.
FILM DIRECTORS REACT TO OSCARS DURING COMMERCIALS: Earlier this week, AMPAS announced that they will be presenting four Oscars during commercial breaks to save time during the broadcast — Cinematography, Editing, Hair and Makeup, and Live Action Short Film. Directors took to Twitter to speak up. Guillermo del Toro, Academy Award-winning director of last year's Best Picture winner The Shape of Water tweeted, "If I may: I would not presume to suggest what categories to cut during the Oscars show but – Cinematography and Editing are at the very heart of our craft. They are not inherited from a theatrical tradition or a literary tradition: they are cinema itself." Jason Reitman, Academy Award-nominated director of Juno and Up in the Air tweeted, "Editing is filmmaking. Say it ain’t so, Oscars."
'LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA' GETS NEW LOOK FOR UPCOMING SEASON: Lifetime's Little Women: Atlanta is getting a revamp for their new season. According to Page Six, the cast will be focusing on furthering their careers and passions. Meanwhile, Briana Barlup and Emily Fernandez are coming back to Atlanta. Tiffany “Monie” Cashette, Ashley “Minnie” Ross, Andrea Salinas, Amanda Salinas, and Shirlene “Ms. Juicy” Pearson will also be returning for the season. Little Women: Atlanta returns March 28 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.
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