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The Queen + Adam Lambert Story To Air On ABC April 29

The two-hour documentary “The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story” airs Monday, April 29, on ABC. On the heels of Queen and Adam Lambert’s show-stopping opening performance at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, Lincoln Square Productions has acquired the U.S. television rights to a documentary from Miracle Productions on the iconic band and their new regular frontman, Adam Lambert. Produced by Jim Beach and acclaimed writer and filmmaker Simon Lupton, “The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story” airs Monday, April 29 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, prior to Queen and Lambert’s already sold-out July/August 2019 U.S. Rhapsody tour.

With rare concert footage and exclusive, revealing portraits of the band members offstage, “The Show Must Go On” chronicles Queen and Lambert’s incredible journey since they first shared the stage together on “American Idol” in 2009. From his humble beginnings and meteoric rise on reality TV to now standing center stage as lead singer of Queen + Adam Lambert, the documentary features brand-new interviews with Lambert, his parents Leila and Eber, and Queen founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor, as well as Golden Globe® and Oscar® winner for Best Actor “Bohemian Rhapsody”‘s Rami Malek, and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.

Queen remain vanguards of rock in the 21st century. They scored their first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980 and soared through that decade performing in stadiums, including their landmark 1985 performance at Live Aid which was seen by 3 billion people worldwide. Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in 1991, and a star-studded tribute concert the following year was thought to be the conclusion of Queen live.

“The Show Must Go On” simultaneously follows the ensuing 27 years. Lambert, starting at the age of 10, is beginning to come of age, discovers his love of music and finds a voice of his own while, across the pond, the surviving members of Queen see their songs remain staples with DJs, in clubs, in theatres around the globe with their hit musical, “We Will Rock You,” and in movies. Lambert and Queen intersected in spectacular fashion when Lambert first performs with the band, singing “We Are the Champions” as one of only two finalists on Season 8 of “American Idol.” The public reaction was remarkable and first seeded the idea that perhaps Lambert might become a permanent fixture in the Queen family. In 2012, Queen + Adam Lambert was born. To date, Queen + Adam Lambert have performed together in nearly 200 sold-out shows in arenas and stadiums across the world.

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An OG From The Karate Kid Makes A Return

Miyagi-Do dojo marches to a different kind of beat. In this clip, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) flashes back to his old friend and sensei Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) to explain the Miyagi-do dojo’s philosophy to Johnny Lawrence’s son, Robby (Tanner Buchanan).

According to a Season 2 synopsis from YouTube:

 “A new rivalry between opposing dojos is born in the aftermath of Cobra Kai’s controversial win at the All Valley Championships. Daniel realizes his next countermove is to open his own karate training school called Miyagi-Do, in honor of his mentor Mr. Miyagi. What was once a personal feud between Daniel and Johnny escalates beyond their differences to engulf their students, who as teenagers, are already challenged to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Which path will they follow – Cobra Kai or Miyagi-Do?”

Cobra Kai: Season 2 premieres on YouTube Premium on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

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Tom Hanks To Star As Mr. Rogers In New Biopic

TriStar Pictures has announced they have acquired worldwide rights to You Are My Friend, a biopic of children’s television pioneer Fred Rogers with Academy Award winner Tom Hanks set to star.

The project hails from Big Beach (Little Miss Sunshine, Loving) with Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl) set to direct from a screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (Transparent, Beautiful Ruins). Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf of Big Beach will produce alongside Youree Henley (The Beguiled, 20th Century Woman). Leah Holzer of Big Beach will executive produce, along with Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster. The project originated from a true story developed by Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster, first appearing on the Black List in 2013.

You Are My Friend is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod. In the heart-warming story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.

“This is the perfect alchemy of talent coming together at the perfect time to remind us all of the transformative power of kindness and respect to heal and to unite. We are proud to partner with Marielle, Tom and everyone at Big Beach to bring this inspirational true story to audiences all over the world,” said Hannah Minghella, President of TriStar Pictures.

Turtletaub and Saraf said, “Now more than ever, we all need a re-introduction to Fred Rogers’ message of uncompromising love and kindness between all living things. Mari Heller is the perfect visionary filmmaker to bring Noah and Micah’s script to life and because of her vision and this remarkable script, we have the quintessential actor to play Fred Rogers. ”

Director Marielle Heller said, “I’m thrilled to be making You Are My Friend. The script knocked me out with its message of kindness and its exploration of the human spirit. As a mother, I am so inspired by the teachings of Fred Rogers and as a human I am in awe of his life’s work. I can’t wait to bring his story to the public and be a part of such a thoughtful, smart group of people who are all coming together to make this film, which truly feels to me like an antidote to our very fractured culture.”

Hannah Minghella and Shary Shirazi will oversee the project for TriStar Pictures. Production is set to begin in the fall.

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Fake Theme Parks Art Show To Open At Gallery 1988 On January 12, 2018

Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles has announced a Fake Theme Parks Art Show that will open on January 12, 2018. The show is curated by Chogrin and will feature art from 50 artists from all over the world.

The exhibition will pay tribute to theme parks that only exist in movies, television and video games! The show will run until January 27, 2018.

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Netflix & Chill Button

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Netflix has shared a guide for viewers to create their very own “Switch” in order to totally unwind. But everyone is referring to it as the “Netflix and Chill Button,” because that’s what it totally is.

The Switch, which was unveiled at the 2015 World Maker Faire, allows users to simultaneously silence their cell phone, order takeout, dim the lights, and the like. The company provides a 14-step guide for those who want to construct their own box, and links for necessary equipment. It will require construction and coding, so it may be a little complex for the average Netflix consumer, but it’s something the fans who have a tinkering mind would definitely be interested in making.

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