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Japan Box Office Falls by (Only) 45% in 2020, Data Shows

Theatrical box office takings in Japan fell by 45% in 2020, compared with the previous year, as coronavirus took its toll on cinemagoing. But that makes Japan one of the most resilient major box office territories. Data published Wednesday by the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (Eiren) show that total box office was $1.37


Boy or Girl? See Pregnant Celebrities’ Creative Sex Reveals in 2021

It’s a … ! Cheyenne Floyd, Lauren Bushnell and more pregnant stars have used creative methods to share the sexes of their babies in 2021. The Teen Mom OG star teased her reveal in December 2020, writing via Instagram: “2020 has been a hell of a year, one that we will not forget. It has been filled with so many ups and downs. I am ready to take on 2021 with new energy and a positive spirit. This year God blessed me in ways I could have never imagined. I’m honored to be a mommy for the second time! We are excited to share with you what we are having!” The following day, the MTV personality shared footage from her and boyfriend Zach Davis’ party, complete with blue powder and confetti. “I might still be in shock that I am having a boy,” the Challenge alum captioned her January 1 Instagram post. “Happiness is an understatement to try to explain how we feel. My family and I are elated.” The Los Angeles native added that her and ex Cory Wharton’s daughter, Ryder, “wanted a baby brother and swears she knew this whole time.” Floyd concluded, “I know she’s going to be an amazing big sister. Mommy and Daddy love you and can’t wait to meet you.” The social media upload came one month after she and Davis announced that they had a little one on the way. The pregnant star gushed via Instagram about how “supportive” her partner was in November 2020. As for Bushnell, the Bachelor alum is also expecting a baby boy. The former reality star’s husband, Chris Lane, used his golfing skills to reveal the baby-to-be’s sex. “Hello 2021,” the country singer captioned January 1 footage. “IT’S A BOY.” Bushnell added in a post of her own: “Sweet baby BOY, we cannot wait to meet you! I already love you so much! … My family was in town and I’ve truly never seen Chris/my brothers so excited! And yes, [our dog], Coopy, definitely knows I’m pregnant.” She and Lane tied the knot in October 2019 in Nashville, four months after the “Big, Big Plans” singer proposed to the Oregon native. Keep scrolling to see influencer Arielle Charnas and more expectant stars’ creative announcements.


Britney Spears’ Inner Circle Makes a Case for Her Conservatorship to End

Pulling back the curtain. A new documentary centers on Britney Spears’ life and career, offering rare insight from those in her inner circle about her lengthy conservatorship battle. The sixth episode of The New York Times Presents, titled “Framing Britney Spears,” features interviews with insiders including the Princess of Pop’s longtime family friend and former assistant, Felicia Culotta; the Jive Records marketing executive who helped shape her career, Kim Kaiman; various journalists and photographers who have covered Spears, 39, over the years; and lawyers who have had involvement in the conservatorship. The 75-minute film takes viewers through the Louisiana native’s childhood, her days on Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, her megasuccessful music career, her romantic relationships with Justin Timberlake and Kevin Federline, her infamous breakdown in the mid-2000s, her comeback and the indefinite work hiatus that she has been on since 2019 as she fights for control of her life and money. In February 2008, Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, was named the conservator of her person and her estate. She has remained under the court-ordered guardianship ever since and rarely speaks about it publicly, though her attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, told a judge in November 2020 that “she is afraid of her father” and refuses to “perform as long as her father is in charge of her career.” While Britney filed a request that same month to have Jamie, 68, removed as the conservator of her estate and replaced by a third party, he later claimed to CNN that they had been on “good terms” as recently as August 2020. Jamie has argued that he should stay on the case as he had been instrumental in saving Britney’s life and career when she was at her lowest point. The “Toxic” singer’s mother, Lynne Spears, is considered an interested party in the conservatorship, though she has never had a formal role like her ex-husband. Lynne, 65, has, however, indicated that she is on Britney’s side in terms of loosening the constraints. The Through the Storm author’s attorney, Gladstone Jones, said in a November 2020 court hearing that “Lynne believes the time is now to start fresh given the circumstances of Britney’s request [to remove Jamie].” In the midst of the drama, Britney’s diehard fans launched the #FreeBritney campaign on social media to voice concerns about possible injustices in the case. Ingham said in a September 2020 court filing that “Britney welcomes and appreciates the informed support of her fans” as she tries to “regain some personal autonomy” during her time out of the spotlight. Scroll down to read more from “Framing Britney Spears,” which begins streaming on Hulu Friday, February 5, and airs on FX that evening at 10 p.m. ET.


You'll Love WandaVision Even More After Reading These Behind-the-Scenes Tidbits

WandaVision, the first Marvel Studio's television show, just kicked off the start of phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it's nothing short of fantastic!


Jennifer Garner’s Memorial Tribute to Tight Jeans and Airports Is Strangely Touching

Jennifer Garner paid tribute to such retro activities as flying on airplanes and wearing (now vintage) skinny jeans. See her hilarious yet tear-jerking memorial to travel in the era of COVID-19.


The best albums that didn't win a Grammy

The Grammy Awards are meant to celebrate the current moment, but they’re judged by how well the results hold up over time. One of the risks is honoring artists whose work doesn’t age well, but there’s also the risk of failing to recognize truly significant music at the time it’s being made.


Top Canadian TV Financier Rebrands to Drive Greater Diversity, Inclusion

The Canada Media Fund has translated its new visual identity into 12 Indigenous language to encourage greater investment in First Nation creators.


35 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Coming in 2021, Including ‘Loki,’ ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Bel-Air’

The new calendar year is stacked to the brim with some of the biggest names in film, but this time they’ll be tackling their roles on television instead. Many of Marvel’s upcoming projects are aimed at streaming, with some of the heroes from their blockbuster movies being expounded upon in spinoff series. “WandaVision” premieres Friday,


Directors Whose Work We’re Excited to See in 2021

Movies and art are still the pillars for our survival during the COVID-19 pandemic. As one awards season is currently underway, we look ahead to films that shifted from their original dates, features coming soon to theaters and streaming, and films that don’t have a date but have compelling directors attached. Variety assembled a robust list


These Are the 30+ Best Miniseries on Netflix - Watch Them Now!

While it's fun to get invested in a multiseason TV show, sometimes a good miniseries is just what you need!


30 musicians with legendarily long careers

Stacker presents 30 musicians with legendarily long careers as of 2019. The list was compiled using a variety of Internet-based sources, including news articles and Billboard charts. The majority of featured artists remained not only active but relevant throughout the various decades of their respective careers.


Every "Star Wars" movie and show ranked

Let's rank every Force-laden piece of film and television entertainment from best to Lumpy.


6 Fun Facts You Might Not Know About Joe Biden's Granddaughter Maisy Biden

Joe Biden's grandchildren were a stylish and supportive group at the presidential inauguration, and we're taking note!


Stolen Nashville Dog Missing for 1 Year Reunites with Owner

The dog Blue was found by a Good Samaritan and brought to local animal control


Chip and Joanna Gaines' Family Album Through the Years

Loving life! It’s been a wild ride for Chip and Joanna Gaines after meeting in 2001 in Waco, Texas, and setting out to make a life together. The Kansas native and New Mexico-born carpenter tied the knot in 2003, and share five children, Drake, Ella, Duke, Emmie Kay and Crew. Shortly after getting married, the pair began building their life in Texas — which included their first business ventures, Magnolia Market and Magnolia Homes. They rose to fame nearly a decade later when they landed their own TV show, Fixer Upper, in 2012. Their family, however, has always come first. “At the end of the day, I love Jo more than anything in the world,” Chip told E! News in a March 2020 episode of In the Room. Once the series hit HGTV in 2013, the duo’s empire began to take off. They relaunched the market alongside a bakery on a 20,000-square-foot grain barn in 2015 — with food trucks and a nursery on the premises — called the Silos, before announcing in 2017 that the show that started it all would be ending with its fifth season. The duo stepped away from the cameras later that year with the final episode airing in 2018, but Chip and Joanna didn’t let up when it came to their Magnolia brand. They opened Magnolia Table restaurant in February 2018 and Magnolia Press coffee shop in November 2019. “Opening a coffee shop felt symbolic for what we hope people find when they come visit us in Waco — a space to be inspired and simply savor the time they’re spending with family and friends,” Joanna wrote on her blog in January 2020. “In a world where everything feels rushed, there’s a familiar and worthwhile pause waiting for us in a good cup of coffee — and chocolate cake — which we also serve at the Press!” The pair, who have published six books between them, are set to launch their own network in October 2020. They also have a line at Target. Scroll down to see their journey through the years — and their sweetest family moments.


Mandy Moore Scheduled a Surgery for Possible Fertility Issues Before Getting Pregnant

The 'This Is Us' star said she found out she was pregnant right before a scheduled procedure.


Miranda Cosgrove shares first on-set photo from iCarly revival

Miranda Cosgrove posted the first on-set photo from the 'iCarly' revival. She will star in the Paramount+ series with Nathan Kress and Jerry Trainor.


‘Raising Hope’ Creator Greg Garcia Remembers “One of A Kind” Cloris Leachman

Television legend Cloris Leachman, who died Tuesday at the age of 94, earned the last of her whopping 22 Emmy nominations for her role as the larger-than-life Maw Maw on Greg Garcia’s 2010 family comedy Raising Hope. Originally conceived as a guest-starring role, Leachman’s Maw Maw, the occasionally lucid, often confused unpredictable great-great-grandmother to Hope,


Tom Felton calls Draco Malfoy a 'little s---' while rewatching 'Harry Potter' for the 1st time

The Draco Malfoy actor continued rewatching the first movie on Instagram, and he shared colorful commentary and behind-the-scenes secrets.


Nicole Kidman Says She’s 'Excited' to Play Lucille Ball: 'She's an Amazing Woman'

The actress is set to play the comedy icon in a new Aaron Sorkin film that also stars Javier Bardem


The best TV shows that lasted only one season

Some television shows will see a decent shelf life, while others will disappear before getting to the first commercial. As we concentrate on the latter, here are our picks (in chronological order) for the top TV shows, whether sitcoms or dramas, that lasted one season — or in some cases even less.


'The Masked Dancer': Hammerhead Sinks In Super Six Showdown -- See Who Was Under the Shark Mask!

This week's 'Masked Dancer' saw the Super Six face off and fans had to bid farewell to one slick shark.


Winter TV 2021: All the Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows – So Far (Photos)

Here's when 139 midseason shows debut and come back


TV Ratings: ‘Black-ish’ Hits Season High, CBS Dramas Rise

The ABC comedy delivers its biggest numbers of the season with a shift to a new night.


'She is irreplaceable': Mel Brooks, Ed Asner, Viola Davis, other luminaries honor Cloris Leachman

Mel Brooks directed Leachman, Ed Asner acted with her, Viola Davis admired her. Hollywood luminaries celebrate Leachman, who died Wednesday at 94.


Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan out-Brit themselves in gentle Netflix drama The Dig: Review

Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan out-Brit themselves in gentle Netflix drama The Dig.


From The Commish to Coyote: The roles of Michael Chiklis


'Riverdale' finally revealed the shocking identity of the mysterious auteur who's been terrorizing the town

The latest episode of the CW show unmasked the identity of the person who's been tormenting Archie and his friends with videotapes since season four.


Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey wear matching green outfits in LA

Justin Bieber and his model wife Hailey looked inseparable as they displayed their longtime affinity for wearing coordinating outfits on Tuesday in Beverly Hills.


Robert Rodriguez set to reboot popular Spy Kids franchise

The 52-year-old director will reboot the 'Spy Kids' franchise.


'The Facts of Life' stars: Where are they now?

Here's what happened to the cast of The Facts of Life after the show ended three decades ago.


Lizzie McGuire Turns 20: See What the Disney Channel Cast Looks Like Today

It’s a bittersweet day for Lizzie McGuire fans. Tuesday marks 20 years since Hilary Duff introduced Disney Channel viewers to the now-iconic teen queen/occasional Italian pop star, but how can we celebrate the show’s legacy when we’re still mourning what could have been? (Duff confirmed in December that the show’s Disney+ revival is no longer


Seth Rogen wrote a book of essays and his mom has some thoughts

Seth Rogen wrote a book of essays coming in May — and his mom has some thoughts on it.


Nick Viall and New Girlfriend Natalie Joy Go Instagram Official With Playful Video

Nick Viall and Natalie Joy are leveling up their relationship. She made it Instagram official by sharing an adorable video of herself crashing The Bachelor star's VR experience with a kiss.


Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling spark engagement buzz, more news


Jared Leto reveals his Oscar 'magically kind of disappeared' three years ago

The actor revealed on that he hasn't seen the best supporting Oscar he won for his performance in 2013's "Dallas Buyer's Club" in quite a while.


A first look at Chip and Joanna Gaines' revamped Fixer Upper


15 Biggest Box Office Hits That Premiered at Sundance, From ‘The Blair Witch Project’ to ‘Get Out’ (Photos)

Films like "Precious," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Napoleon Dynamite" all made noise in Park City before hitting the box office


50 best Top Gear episodes

For new or long-standing fans of the British car and adventure series Top Gear, it can be hard to know which of many episodes is worth watching. Stacker used IMDB to narrow down fan favorites, highlighting the absolute best.


Judas and the Black Messiah's LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya hold court in EW's exclusive portraits


‘Sex and the City’: The 10 Best Episodes, Ranked

“Sex and the City” is about to pivot into a bold new future without one of its core cast members — but fans know that friendship, in all its complications, was at the heart of the original series. In the run-up to the newly announced HBO Max series, “And Just Like That,” following three of


Southern Charm's Craig Conover Accuses Madison LeCroy of Sleeping With a Married MLB Star

Southern Charm's Craig Conover goes head to head with Madison LeCroy, who he claims cheated on his best friend Austen Kroll with a MLB star.


Celebrities react the passing of Cloris Leachman

John Stamos, Roma Downey, Peter Frampton and others react the passing of Cloris Leachman.


Quotes of the Week: Last Man Standing, Zoey's Playlist, Bridgerton and More

Turns out 2021 is a bit of a mess, after all — but at least the TV is good! To show our appreciation for the comforting constant that is television, we’ve compiled another batch of Quotes of the Week, recognizing standout dialogue from broadcast, cable and streaming series. This time around, we’ve got a memorably


Watch Justin Timberlake Get a Massive Temporary Tattoo for New Movie 'Palmer'

Timberlake shared behind-the-scenes footage from his new movie, out Friday.


Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2021 (Photos)

A look at all the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we've lost so far this year


Matt James Responds to His Friend Body Shaming Victoria Larson: 'That's Not What I'm About'

The current Bachelor said the incident is a reminder "to be smart about the people you surround yourself with"


Paramount Animation’s ‘Rumble’ Delayed to 2022

Paramount’s animated feature “Rumble” has been moved to Feb. 18, 2022, Variety has confirmed. “Rumble” had most recently been delayed to May 14 from Jan. 29, 2021. It was originally scheduled for release on July 31, 2020, and was first delayed in November 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced by Paramount Animation in partnership with Reel


Most successful musical artists of all time

Stacker looked at data from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Grammy Awards to curate a gallery of the most successful musical artists of all time.


Hong Kong Film Festival to Put Focus on Local Auteur Stanley Kwan

Hong Kong auteur Stanley Kwan will be featured as the filmmaker-in-focus at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. It will run a retrospective screening of 13 Kwan-directed films, including the director’s cut of “Center Stage.” “[Kwan] has developed a highly personal aesthetic style in his [portrayal] of the female psyche while capturing the nuanced transformation