Idris Elba’s Daughter Failed to Land ‘Beast’ Role Because Their ‘Chemistry Wasn’t Right’

Idris Elba stars in “Beast.”

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By Zack Sharf
Variety

Idris Elba stars in “Beast” as a father trying to protect his two daughters from a ferocious lion on a South African nature preserve.

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Jon Batiste to Make Feature Acting Debut in Blitz Bazawule’s ‘The Color Purple’

Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste performs onstage during the 2021 Global Citizen Live: New York on Sept. 25, 2021, in New York.
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By Angelique Jackson
Variety

After dominating the Grammy Awards with five wins,

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Oscars Will Have a Host in 2022

Oscar

Oscar statuettes backstage at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA.

By Michael Schneider
Variety

After three years without a host,

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Wilmer Valderrama is attached to star in and executive produce a live-action “Zorro” series that is in development at Disney

Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama arrives at the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Valderrama is best known for his role as Fez on the hit sitcom “That ’70s Show”

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