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Madonna Is Directing a Biopic About Madonna

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Life is a mystery no longer. As announced on Tuesday, Madonna has plans to co-write and direct a movie about herself.

“I want to convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer—a human being, trying to make her way in this world,” Madonna said in a statement. “The focus of this film will always be music. Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. It’s essential to share the roller coaster ride of my life with my voice and vision.”

Co-written by Diablo Cody and produced by Amy Pascal, the untitled project will set up shop at Universal Pictures.

While the official announcement about the film came Tuesday, Madonna had been teasing the project for weeks on social media. During an Instagram Live video last week with Cody, in fact, the singer and actress revealed the planned film will focus on a few key periods in her life—including Madonna’s ascent in 1980s New York, her success with the 1989 single “Like a Prayer,” and her work on the film Evita. Of the script, Madonna said, it will be “about my struggle as an artist trying to survive in a man’s world as a woman, and really just the journey.”

Madonna has appeared in a number of films in her career—including 1992’s A League of Their Own, which is where she and Pascal first connected—but only directed two features: the little-seen 2008 British film Filth and Wisdom and the widely panned 2011 flop W.E., which starred Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D’Arcy, and a young up and comer named Oscar Isaac.

“I mean, I’d like to make more films. I really enjoy the process,” Madonna said during press for W.E. in 2011. “As exhausting and daunting as it was—physically, emotionally, in every way you could imagine, I did… I do love the art of film, and I would love to have the ability and the chance to make another one.” Nine years later, her wish has been granted.

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Megan Thee Stallion Is One Of The Cover Stars Of The 2020 ‘Time’ 100 Most Influential People Issue

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Arriving later in the year than their 2019 edition, Time shared their annual “100 Most Influential People” list on Tuesday night. The magazine unveiled this year’s iteration of the list through a broadcast on ABC. Of the many names to make the list, only a few are given the honor to grace the magazine’s cover for the issue and Megan Thee Stallion is one of them. Megan joins ten other names who appear on the eight different variations of the magazine’s issue. The other cover stars are The Weeknd, Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union, Dr. Anthony Fauci, founders of the Black Lives Matter movement Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, New York nurse Amy O’Sullivan, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.

For her cover issue, actor Taraji P. Henson wrote about Megan and praised the Houston rapper for musical talents and her overall “strength” as a woman, calling her “deep” and a “free-spirit.” “The industry might try to pigeonhole her in this rap game, but she’s got a plan that’s much bigger,” she said in the write-up. “And we got her. I just want her to keep winning.”

Other notable names from the music to land on the 2020 Time 100 Most Influential People issue include Selena Gomez, J Balvin, Halsey, Jojo Siwa, and Jennifer Hudson.

Read Henson’s full write-up on Megan below and check out the entire Time 100 list here.

I remember hearing Megan Thee Stallion on one of those famous DJ radio shows a few years ago. She rode the beat like I’d never heard anybody ride the beat in a long time—and I’m a hip-hop head. There was something about this woman. Once you discover her, you become a fan. I don’t like to put the stigma of the word strong on Black women because I think it dehumanizes us, but she has strength—strength through vulnerability. She’s lost much of her family—her mother, her father, her grandmother—yet she is the epitome of tenacity, of pulling herself up by her bootstraps. She was shot this summer, and still people tried to tear her down. But she’s out here still loving and being sweet. It’s invigorating to see her become a platinum-selling artist with the viral hit “Hot Girl Summer” and multiple No. 1 songs in the past year, “Savage” and “WAP.” But you would be a fool to think that’s all there is to her. She’s deep. She’s enrolled in college. She’s an entertainer. She’s a free spirit; I see that in her. The industry might try to pigeonhole her in this rap game, but she’s got a plan that’s much bigger. And we got her. I just want her to keep winning.

Megan Thee Stallion is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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Arrestation : Une femme de Saint-Hubert a envoyé sept lettres empoisonnées à Trump et à des policiers

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On a appris aujourd’hui qu’une mère de famille de Saint-Hubert sera accusée de menaces de mort envers le président américain. Pascale Ferrier est soupçonnée d’avoir envoyé des lettres empoisonnée à la ricine à Donald Trump et à des policiers du Texas, où elle a été emprisonnée en 2019 après avoir été arrêtée parce qu’elle utilisait un permis de conduire trafiqué et qu’elle possédait illégalement une arme.

 

Une femme de 53 ans de Saint-Hubert, Pascale Ferrier, sera accusée, à Buffalo.

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« J’ai trouvé un nouveau nom pour toi : le clown tyran hideux. J’espère que tu l’aimes. Tu ruines les USA et les conduits au désastre. J’ai des cousins américains, donc je ne veux pas les prochains quatre ans avec toi comme président. Abandonne et retire ta candidature pour cette élection », précisait la lettre envoyée à la Maison-Blanche, dans laquelle se trouvait une poudre blanche identifiée en laboratoire comme étant de la ricine, un puissant poison.

« J’ai fait un “cadeau spécial” pour t’aider à prendre une décision. Le cadeau est dans cette lettre. S’il ne fonctionne pas, je trouverai une meilleure recette pour un autre poison, ou je pourrais utiliser mon fusil quand je pourrai venir », aurait ensuite poursuivi la femme.

D’ailleurs, c’est dimanche dernier qu’elle a été arrêtée en essayant de rentrer aux États-Unis. Au moment des faits, elle portait une arme à feu chargée sur sa ceinture et possédait un couteau. Elle a elle-même avoué qu’elle était recherchée par le FBI pour les sept lettres qu’elle aurait envoyées.

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Tom Hardy, le nouveau James Bond?

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Daniel Craig sera à l’affiche du prochain James Bond, No Time to Die, qui sortira en salles le 20 novembre prochain. Ce 25e opus de la série à succès mettant en vedette l’intrépide séducteur agent 007 et sa panoplie de Bond girls, mettra fin au contrat de l’acteur dans la peau du célèbre espion britannique!

 


Alors que les fans redoutent la dernière apparition à l’écran de leur héros favori, d’autres sont déjà à la recherche depuis un bon bout de temps du remplaçant de Daniel Craig. Plusieurs noms circulent déjà dans l’univers cinématographique, tels que Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Bodyguard), Henry Cavill (Superman, The Witcher), Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Idris Elba (Hobbs & Shaw), James Norton (Black Mirror) ou même Harry Styles!

 

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Alors, qui prêtera ses traits au costard noir du nouveau James Bond? Il semble que Tom Hardy, alias le super-héros Venom, serait pressenti pour incarner le prochain agent 007. Eh oui, son nom est sur toutes les lèvres en ce moment! Et ce n’est pas la première fois puisqu’en 2017, le réalisateur Christopher Nolan avait évoqué le fait que Tom serait parfait dans le rôle!.

Trouvez-vous que Tom ferait un bon James Bond? A-t-il assez de charme, de charisme et de sex appeal pour prendre le relais?

 

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