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OZARK’s Julia Garner Offered Starring Role in Madonna Biopic

“Inventing Anna” & “Ozark” actress Julia Garner has been offered the role of Madonna in a forthcoming biopic about the pop icon, sources familiar with the project told Variety.

Garner has emerged the favorite from over a dozen candidates, one insider added, and has for months been speculated as a frontrunner for the part — a performance Madonna will shepherd herself as director. Garner’s team is considering and expected to accept the offer, said another source.

The film is set up at Universal Pictures, and will follow the early days of the oft-controversial artist and queen of perpetual reinvention. Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley won the script in a multi-studio bidding war, and Amy Pascal is attached as a producer.

A production timeline and other principal cast is still unknown. Actors in contention for the role include the previously reported Florence Pugh, “Euphoria” star Alexa Demie, and Odessa Young. Singers including Bebe Rexha and Sky Ferreira have also been floated. The audition process was reportedly grueling, as the music-heavy production requires a skilled singer and dancer.

Johnny Depp Joins Tik Tok, Thanks Fans in First Video

“As Johnny Depp says he’s ‘moving forward,’ women’s rights are moving backward,” Heard’s spokesperson says in a statement to ET. “The verdict’s message to victims of domestic violence is…be afraid to stand up and speak out.”

Johnny Depp is ready for a comeback, creating a TikTok account following his victory in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star has already racked up nearly 4 million followers on his verified account as of Tuesday morning. He describes himself as an “Occasional Thespian” in his bio.

In his first post, Depp, 58, thanked his “treasured, loyal and unwavering” fans for their support.

“We’ve been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared,” he wrote.

“And now, we will all move forward together. You are, as always, my employers and once again I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you. So, thank you. My love & respect, JD.”

 Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are found guilty of running yearslong fraud conspiracy and hiding their money from IRS and face 30 years in prison

Scorned gay lover of father-of-five tipped off feds to their crimes when fling ended.  A verdict is in for TV reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley .  A federal jury in Atlanta found the couple guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion.  Todd Chrisley was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud.  Julie Chrisley was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, tax fraud, wire fraud.  Their former attorney Peter Tarantino was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States and willfully filing false tax returns.  The couple faces up to 30 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

Nick Cannon Confirms He’s Having More Babies This Year

Cannon is currently expecting a baby with model Bre Tiesi in May. He currently has 7 kids.  The talk show host also shares 11-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with ex-wife Mariah Carey; 5-year-old son Golden and 1-year-old daughter Powerful Queen with Brittany Bell; and 11-month-old twins, Zion and Zillion, with Abby De La Rosa.

Joker 2 title REVEALED: Director Todd Phillips confirms sequel as he shares photo of star Joaquin Phoenix reading script

Phillips also shared a picture of the script’s cover, red with black lettering on it, revealing the film’s title as Joker 2: Folie à Deux. ‘Folie à deux’ is a French phrase literally meaning ‘shared madness.’ It’s used to describe a delusion shared by two people in close proximity.

The first Joker movie was both a commercial and critical success when it was released back in 2019.

According to Box Office Mojo, the film grossed over $1 billion on a budget of just $55 million.

Dolly Parton Film ‘Run, Rose, Run’ Acquired By Sony In Competitive Situation

Run, Rose, Run will adapt the novel by James Patterson, which is the story about a young woman who heads to Nashville to pursue her music-making dreams and is taken under the wing of a female musical icon. The source of their heart-wrenching songs are secrets both have tried to hide.

Dolly Parton’s novel, Run, Rose, Run, is set to be adapted into a film by Reese Witherspoon’s production company.

Run, Rose, Run was released in March this year and co-written by singer-songwriter Parton, 76, and author James Patterson, 75.

In a post on Instagram, Parton revealed the book, which shares the same title as her most recent studio album, is going to be made into a film by Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine and Sony Pictures.

Accompanied by a picture of herself and Patterson, she wrote: “Run, Rose, Run is going to the big screen!

“I can’t wait to make this dream come true with @HelloSunshine, @SonyPictures, and some of my favorite people, @JamesPattersonBooks and @ReeseWitherspoon!”

Denver Broncos reach ‘$4.65BILLION’ agreement to sell club to the Walmart heirs

If approved by the NFL, deal would be the highest price EVER for an American sports franchise.  Rob Walton, whose father founded Walmart, will reportedly win the bidding to buy the NFL’s Denver Broncos at a record price of about $4.5 billion.  It would be the highest price paid for an American sports franchise, topping the $3.2 paid for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets in 2019 by Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai.  Walton, 77, has a net worth of $65 billion and is the ’19th-richest person on earth’.  The Broncos are coming off a 7-10 season and a turbulent end to the Bowlen family’s tenure as owners, which involved a court battle between sibling.  In anticipation of the sale, the Broncos front office, led by former Denver QB John Elway, traded for Seattle Seahawks superstar Russell Wilson in March.