Movies

Divergent series to end with TV movie

The fourth and final chapter of the Divergent film series will not see the light of day in cinemas.

Instead, Ascendant will be released as a TV movie.

However, it is not clear if the franchise's stars, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller, will reprise their roles.

Ascendant was originally scheduled to open in June 2017.

According to Variety, the reason for the drastic move was due to the poor box-office receipts of the last instalment, Allegiant, which was released this year.

It earned US$179.24 million (S$243m).

Based on Veronica Roth's young adult books, Divergent and its sequel Insurgent were hits when they were released in 2014 and 2015 respectively, raking in US$288.88 million and US$297.27 million respectively.


Doherty posts raw photos of cancer battle

Bravo, Shannon Doherty.

The US actress has got her head shaved and recently shared a series of photos on Instagram, documenting her physical transformation and the next stage in her battle with breast cancer.

The photos, captioned as Step 1 to Step 6, show her getting a hug from her mother before getting the dramatic haircut.

Doherty, 45, disclosed her diagnosis of breast cancer in August last year.

Her course of treatment is not disclosed, but she has said she would be willing to undergo a mastectomy.

 

Step 1

A photo posted by ShannenDoherty (@theshando) on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:07pm PDT

 

Step 2

A photo posted by ShannenDoherty (@theshando) on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:07pm PDT

 

Step 6

A photo posted by ShannenDoherty (@theshando) on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:05pm PDT


Snapchat founder snaps up supermodel Miranda Kerr

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr is engaged to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel.

She shared a photo of her new, sparkling diamond ring with the caption "I said yes!" via social media.

 

I said yes!!!

A photo posted by Miranda (@mirandakerr) on Jul 20, 2016 at 8:39am PDT

The couple met in 2014 at a Louis Vuitton dinner and made their romance public a year later.

This will be the first marriage for Spiegel, 26, and the second for Kerr, 33, who has a five-year-old son, Flynn, with her ex-husband, English actor Orlando Bloom.


Pokemon 
live-action film gets 
Go-ahead

Pokemon is getting the live-action treatment and will be heading to the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporter said that Hollywood production studio Legendary has closed a deal for the film rights for the iconic Japanese property.

No details were given, but it is said the movie will be based on Detective Pikachu, a new character in the Pokemon universe.

Due to the current Pokemon Go craze, it will be fast-tracked to start production in 2017.


I don't remember the context, but it definitely involved the poop emoji. That always makes me laugh - it's a classic.

- US actor John Cho on his last funny text message

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