Movies

Brie Larson to play Marvel's Carol Danvers

Brie Larson has officially been cast as Captain Marvel.

The Oscar-winning US indie actress of the 2015 drama Room has been chosen by Marvel Studios to bring Carol Danvers and her alter ego to the big screen for the first time.

It will be the first superhero movie from Marvel with a female lead.

The news was announced at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday and Larson, 26, also tweeted a picture of herself wearing a Marvel Studios cap.

 

 

Call me Captain Marvel.

A photo posted by Brie (@brielarson) on Jul 23, 2016 at 7:33pm PDT

 

The standalone Captain Marvel film is being planned for the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is set to debut in 2019.

 

 

GIRL POWER - MARVEL EDITION.

A photo posted by Brie (@brielarson) on Jul 23, 2016 at 10:32pm PDT

 


Beyoncé says she didn't rip off short film

Beyoncé has hit back at accusations that her visual album Lemonade copied an independent film-maker's short film.

The 34-year-old US singer was sued last month by Matthew Fulks over claims that Lemonade was similar to his film Palinoia in its tone, setting and pacing.

Last Friday, Beyoncé's legal team filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that Palinoia did not explore Lemonade's central theme of infidelity.

Celebrity news website TMZ said the motion read: "Palinoia is about a 'tumultuous relationship' that is over, the demise of the relationship is oblique and not tied to infidelity."

PHOTO: AFP


Here Comes The Sun not for Ivanka Trump

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump's daughter has been criticised by the estate of late Beatles guitarist George Harrison for walking on stage to a song by the English band.

Here Comes The Sun was playing while Ivanka Trump, 34, went on stage at the Republican National Convention (RNC) last Thursday and introduced her father, the Republican Party's nominee.

Harrison's estate tweeted: "The unauthorised use of Here Comes The Sun at the RNC is offensive and against the wishes of the George Harrison estate.

"If it had been (Harrison's song) Beware Of Darkness, then we may have approved it!"

PHOTO: AFP


Rihanna is Bates Motel's Marion Crane

Rihanna will be playing the victim in a small-screen adaptation of one of the most iconic murder scenes in film.

The 28-year-old Barbadian singer will portray Marion Crane, a woman murdered in the shower, in the fifth and final season of TV horror series Bates Motel, a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

Rihanna announced the news in a video during Bates Motel's panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International.

She said in the clip: "I'm about to check into the Bates Motel very soon. And guess what else? Guess who's playing Marion?"

PHOTO: REUTERS

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