Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribeiro suing Fortnite over 'Carlton Dance'

Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing two video game companies for allegedly stealing his character Carlton’s famous dance moves.

Ribeiro (47) is accusing Epic Games of copying the Carlton Dance from the hit 90s sitcom in their Fortnite game.

Another lawsuit has been filed against the creators of basketball game NBA 2K, Take-Two Interactive, for using the dance.

He claims that the game released a new dance called ‘Fresh’ and claims that the companies both used his moves without his permission.

The legal papers, lodged at the US District Court in Central California, say the companies unfairly profited from Ribeiro’s “creative expression, likeness and celebrity”.

Ribeiro, who won Dancing with the Stars in the US in 2014, used the Carlton Dance during one performance and he often performs it for fans.

He performed it alongside fellow Fresh Prince star Will Smith on The Graham Norton Show.

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‘This One’s For the Ladies’ Trailer: ‘Magic Mike’ Has Nothing on These Strippers

“You want classy? We got classy. You want nasty? We got that too,” says one woman in the trailer for “This One’s for the Ladies.” “But we always ladies.” It’s as good a one-liner as any in a movie that is sure to deliver many more, as the trailer for this good time documentary clearly shows. The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, where it was quickly snatched up by NEON for Super LTD, a brand spanking new boutique division and incubator.

That’s not the only thing spanking about the new label — “The One’s for the Ladies” is sure to slap.

As the official synopsis details: “Every Thursday Night hundreds of women gather for a potluck celebration and the chance to throw singles at the hottest dancers in New Jersey, The Nasty Boyz — featuring Satan, Mr. Capable, Fever, Young Rider and lesbian ‘dom’ dancer Blaze. ‘This One’s for the Ladies’ isn’t just about the tips or the dancing. It’s a heartwarming story of friendship and the resilience that comes from the community. Hilarious, eye-opening, and breathtakingly sexy, ‘This Ones for the Ladies’ is a virtual how-to guide for letting go of your troubles and having a good time.”

As one middle-aged woman announces in the newly released Red Band trailer: “Women get horny, even though they won’t admit to it.” Another reassures her (and any potential audience tongue clickers): “If the lord didn’t make this profession, then we wouldn’t be enjoying it.”

“Magic Mike” may have been a movie fantasy for some women, at least until “Magic Mike Live” launched in Las Vegas. “This One’s for the Ladies” showcases a vibrant and thriving community of dance shows and the people who enjoy them, and finds the humanity behind the G-strings.

Super, LTD will release “The One’s for the Ladies” in theaters in spring, 2019.

Check out the official Red band trailer below.

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Dark Crystal Prequel: Mark Hamill, Caitriona Balfe, Andy Samberg Join Netflix Series' Ginormous Voice Cast

Netflix has unveiled the voice cast for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, its forthcoming 10-episode prequel to Jim Henson’s seminal 1982 film, and it’s stacked. Among the major bold-faced names boarding the high-profile project (which bows in 2019): Star Wars‘ Mark Hamill, Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andy Samberg and Game of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer.

The primary cast, meanwhile, consists of Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), as Rian, Brea and Deet, the three Gelfling heroes (get a first look at the trio below).

But wait, there’s more. Here’s what the rest of Dark Crystal‘s call sheet looks like…

Gelfling Characters (in addition to Balfe and Domer)
Helena Bonham-Carter
Harris Dickinson
Eddie Izzard
Theo James
Toby Jones
Shazad Latif
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Mark Strong
Alicia Vikander

The Skeksis & Mystics (in addition to Hamill and Samberg)
Harvey Fierstein
Ralph Ineson
Jason Isaacs
Keegan-Michael Key
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Simon Pegg

Aughra will be voiced by:
Donna Kimball

Additional characters will also be voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid.

As previously reported, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will take place “many years” before the events of the film. “When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.”

Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce and direct.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will combine the art of puppetry perfected by The Jim Henson Company, with Louis’ vision, powerful storytelling and a mix of cutting-edge digital imagery and visual effects,” Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, previously said in a statement. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”




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‘The Voice’ Season 15 Final Results: And the Winner Is …

AceShowbiz -All those practices and performances culminated in the Finale Part 2 of “The Voice” season 15, which aired on Tuesday night, December 18. On Monday night, the remaining contestants, Chris Kroeze and Kirk Jay of Team Blake Shelton, Chevel Shepherd of Team Kelly Clarkson and Kennedy Holmes of Team Jennifer Hudson, had performed in hopes of getting people’s votes to win the competition.

The final results show opened with a duet from Kennedy and Jennifer, who sang the latter’s hit “When Love Takes Over”. Adam Levine, who watched the finale from the sidelines after his last two contestants were eliminated last week, said he was blown away by Kennedy’s performance of “Confident” on Monday night, but he couldn’t pick a winner.

Marshmello and Bastille were among the musical performers that night, singing their hit “Happier”. Kirk’s dream came true when he teamed up with the group who inspired him to sing country music, Rascall Flatts, for a rendition of “Back to Life”.

Eliminated contestants DeAndre Nico, MaKenzie Thomas, Patrique Fortson and Kymberli Joye returned to the stage to collaborate on “Declaration (This is It!)”. Next, Chris was joined by The Doobie Brothers to sing “Long Train Runnin’ ” which Chris had performed earlier this season.

Season 14’s winner Brynn Cartelli returned to the show to sing her new single “Last Night’s Mascara”, followed by a performance of “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by Panic At the Disco. More eliminated contestants, Abby Cates, Reagan Strange and Sarah Grace, teamed up to perform Lady GaGa‘s hit “Million Reason”.

John Legend and jazz superstar Esperanza Spalding spread holiday spirit with a performance of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, before coaches Jennifer and Kelly joined forces for the Christmas classic “O Holy Night”. Chevel later joined Dan + Shay to perform the group’s hit “Speechless”.

After performances by Dierks Bentley and Halsey, the results were finally announced. Kennedy Holmes finished in the fourth place and Kirk Jay was in the third place, leaving Chris Kroeze and Chevel Shepherd vying for the winning title. Chevel eventually took the crown, bringing a back-to-back win for Kelly Clarkson.

The 16-year-old girl from Farmington, New Mexico impressed everyone since the beginning of the show with her sweet charm and a Dolly Parton-style twang. She won $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Music Group.

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Dog The Bounty Hunter's wife Beth Chapman insists on celebrating 'Christmas traditions' amid cancer battle

The 51-year-old, who is married to Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman, shared a picture of herself at the theatre and having dinner with her children last night.

She wrote alongside the snap: “Family Tradition. Theater with the kids for Christmas .. And Churchill’s for dinner.”

In the images Beth appears in good spirits not long after she was rushed to hospital after struggling to breathe.

Doctors at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre later discovered a cancerous growth that block her throat and air flow.

Dog later revealed that Beth’s incurable cancer had spread from her throat to her lungs.

Dog, 66, recently admitted that his wife was "not doing good" and was "facing the facts" of her illness.

He said that he’s determined to “keep everything positive” despite it getting more difficult to do so each day.

In an interview with US Weekly he said: "I don't listen to the bad news, I don't want to hear it.

"I pray a lot, anywhere. I cry all the time. I'm a sinner. I pray a lot. I have done double that. I constantly ask God to heal my honey and make sure he takes care of it.

"I've been telling him that I'm going to try and quit smoking and cursing. I'm a deal maker, and I'll do anything."

The reality TV star recently confirmed his wife is once again battling the disease after doctors found a lump in her throat that was twice the size of the mass they discovered in 2017.

The husband and wife are stars of Dog The Bounty Hunter and known for catching 6,000 criminals who've broken their bail terms.

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/Filmcast Ep. 497 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (GUEST: Dan Gvozden, host of the Amazing Spider-Talk podcast) – /Film

The cast plus Dan Gvozden, a certified Spider-Man aficionado, dive into the amazing Spider-Verse and rank their favorite reincarnations of the character. Also tune in to find out how a trailer about a dog made David re-evaluate his life choices.

Check out the interview with Alfonso Cuarón on the cinematography of Roma, the critique on the racial politics of Green Book, and Dan Gvozden’s definitive list of Spider-Verse Easter eggs in The Hollywood Reporter.

Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill and Devindra’s new podcast Know More Tech, answering your question on the latest gadgets.

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Devindra –  The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S2
Dan – Mirai

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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VIDEO: ‘Teen Mom 2’ Trailer Features Jenelle Evans’ 911-Call Against Husband David Eason

Jenelle Evans accused her husband of assaulting her at their North Carolina home during filming on Season 9.

Jenelle Evans’ husband, David Eason, won’t be featured during the ninth season of Teen Mom 2 — but he will be a hot topic of discussion on the hit MTV reality series.

In a sneak peek at the upcoming season shared by MTV on December 17, a 911-responder is heard asking, “What is your emergency?”

In response, Evans begins to tell the woman about an encounter she had with her controversial husband.

“My, my husband…” she began.

Although the sneak peek at Season 9 doesn’t reveal many details regarding what exactly Evans was accusing her husband of doing, her phone call to police was leaked online months ago, after an October 13 incident at their North Carolina home.

“My God. Sorry. My name is Jenelle Eason… and my husband he just assaulted me. He pinned me down on the ground and… I’m sorry. In the yard. And I think I heard my f**king collarbone crack. And I can’t move my arms. I can’t,” Evans told the operator, according to a transcript of her call shared by Starcasm in October.

“He is here at the house and he’s been drinking. And I think he got violent because he was drinking. And I’m recovering from a surgery on Monday and I’m sorry.”

Jenelle Evans accused David Eason of being abusive towards her during her 911-call. But, after the call was released online, she told a very different story to E! News.

“It was a drunk and dramatic misunderstanding,” she said. “Everything is great…We are totally fine.”

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In addition to telling E! News that her allegations against David Eason were nothing more than a “drunk and dramatic misunderstanding,” Jenelle Evans made a video on YouTube, in which she insisted to her fans and followers that she would never tolerate an abusive relationship — because she’s been involved with number of them in the past.

“Everything’s fine. You know, I’ve been in so many domestic violence situations in the past that I would not put up with it now,” she said, via a report from Newsweek. “So I don’t know why you guys would think that I would continue to stay in this relationship if I was being abused.”

Evans then slammed her fans for accusing her of lying about abusive relationships in the past when she really wasn’t — and accusing her of being in an abusive relationship now, when she claims she’s not.

Teen Mom 2 Season 9 premieres on MTV on Monday, January 14. The show will air at 9 p.m.

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Penny Marshall, Who Died at 75, Broke Barriers as a Female Director: A Look at Her Biggest Hits

Penny Marshall first rose to Hollywood fame as an actress in the late ’70s, as spunky factory worker Laverne DeFazio in the hit show Laverne & Shirley. 

But she later had even greater success behind the camera, directing massive blockbusters hits and paving the way for a new wave of female directors.

“For me it was just something to do,” Marshall said in 1996, reflecting on how she transitioned from acting to directing. “If I failed, I had my excuse: I was an actress, not a director.”

In 1988, with Big, she became the first woman in Hollywood history to direct a movie that grossed more than $100 million at the box office. Two years later, her drama Awakenings earned a Best Picture nomination. And in 1992, she topped $100 million again with A League of Their Own.

In a Tweet, director Ava DuVernay gave a nod to the pioneering director:

Below, a look at the best and biggest films that she directed:

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986)

Marshall got her first stab at directing when she stepped into replace the original director. It starred Whoopi Goldberg and went on to raise $29.8 million.

Big (1988)

Marshall made history when she became the first female director to helm a movie that grossed over $100 million at the box office after its $8 million opening. The Tom Hank classic went on to make $115 million domestically and $151.9 million worldwide.

Awakenings (1990)

After the success of Big, Marshall once again gained acclaim for Awakenings, which starred Robert De Niro and the late Robin Williams. The movie was nominated for Best Picture at the 1991 Academy Awards. It was her third most successful film with $52 million at the box office.

A League Of Their Own (1992)

Striking gold a second time, Marshall’s A League of Their Own also crossed the $100 million mark and became a classic hit with Geena Davis, Madonna, Tom Hanks and Rosie O’Donell putting in memorable performances. It was her second most successful film with $107.5 million.

The Preacher’s Wife (1996)

Starring the late great Whitney Houston, The Preacher’s Wife found medium success at the box office with $48 million grossed.

Riding In Cars With Boys (2001)

The 2001 movie Riding in Cars with Boys was the last one Marshall directed, though she did occasionally step back in as producer on other films afterwards. The movie was her least successful, only making $30 million during its run.

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Disney+ Might Resurrect Those Marvel Shows After All, Proving No One Knows What The Hell is Happening

Three Netflix Marvel shows – Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil – have been cancelled for weeks, but several of the players involved continue to make those cancellations as difficult as possible for fans. Instead of outlining any of their actual intentions, the companies are content with speaking about these shows in vague enough terms to get fans’ hopes up about a potential resurrection.

The latest offender is Kevin Mayer, the newly-appointed head of Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service. Mayer says there’s a “possibility” that the new service will revive those shows…but that’s as far as he’s willing to go at the moment.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mayer was asked if he would consider reviving the Marvel shows that Netflix cancelled, and he seemed open to the idea:

“They are very high-quality shows. We haven’t yet discussed that, but I would say that’s a possibility.”

Admittedly, that’s about as vague as you can get, but it’s also a borderline cruel comment from Mayer. This was an opportunity to definitively slam the door shut on the Marvel Netflix shows once and for all and give fans the chance to begin moving on, but by blowing on the ember just before it completely burned out, he’s turning the fandom community into a horde of Lloyd Christmases:

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of updates and conflicting reports ever since Daredevil was surprisingly axed after being Netflix’s fourth-biggest show. The cancellation was reportedly Netflix’s decision (though Steve Weintraub at Collider heard a rumor that indicated otherwise), and I wrote a big piece breaking down all of the possibilities of what could happen with the future of Daredevil based on what we know.

Unfortunately, many of the details of the Netflix/Marvel deal are still private, which means there’s a lot of speculation about this topic out there and not many cold hard facts. We know these shows can’t appear on Disney+ for at least two years, but it would make things a whole lot easier for everyone if one of these executives would actually give us an official explanation of what’s happening here. But what seems more likely is that yet another update about all of this will pop up later this week, and this saga will stretch on even longer as we wait to figure out the truth.

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