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Red, White, & Royal Blue Gets a Premiere Date

Amazon Studios’ adaptation of Casey McQuiston’s bestselling novel Red, White & Royal Blue has a release date. The film, starring Taylor Zakhar Perez as Alex and Nicholas Galitzine as Henry, will premiere on August 11. Red, White, & Royal Blue is directed by Matthew Lopez. It also stars Stephen Fry, Clifton Collins Jr., Sarah Shahi, Rachel Hilson, Uma Thurman, Ellie Bamber, Aneesh Sheth, Polo Morin, Ahmed Elhaj, and Akshay Khanna.

Wicked Reveals First Footage of Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo in Character at CinemaCon

During their presentation at CinemaCon, Universal Studios unveiled a first look at their highly anticipated two-part musical adaptation of Wicked. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu and stars Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo. Rough cut footage from Wicked received applause from theater owners, who got to see behind-the-scenes footage at Erivo flying on a broom and the craftsmanship that went into creating the world of Oz. In a sizzle reel, Chu said the film gave him the opportunity to do things with the world that couldn’t be done on stage. He said, “I knew what this movie could be. What does it feel like to be in Oz? Be in the dirt? Feel it in your fingertips.” The first installment of Wicked will be out in theaters on November 27, 2024. The second part of Wicked will be out in time for the holiday season in 2025.

Amy Winehouse’s Journal Entries to be Published in a New Book

A collection of Amy Winehouse’s previously unseen journal entries will be published in a new book. The book, entitled Amy Winehouse: In Her Words, will include journal entries, handwritten lyrics, and personal photos that have never before been shared with the public. Her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse said in a statement, “This beautiful new collection of Amy’s notes and musings shows another side of Amy – her fun and witty side. We wanted to share this with Amy’s fans so that they too can enjoy Amy, in her words.” The book will be out on August 31 from HarperCollins.

What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong (and Right) about Wills

Mysteries often center around wills. But how do these depictions hold up in reality? Let’s explore three areas about wills in the law.