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Kevin Smith and his gang return to the Quick Stop to film a movie in first trailer for Clerks III
Director Kevin Smith and his gang - including Jason Mewes - return to the Quick Stop convenience store in the first trailer for the final chapter of his Clerks trilogy, which dropped Wednesday.In the meta Clerks III preview, Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson) suffers a heart attack and vows to stop 'watching the same movies over and over' and finally make a movie about his life.Fans might recall how the 51-year-old Independent Spirit Award-winning screenwriter suffered a heart attack in 2018, which prompted him to lead a healthier, vegan lifestyle. 'That's how we did it in the nineties, son!' Director Kevin Smith (R) and his gang - including Jason Mewes (L) - return to the Quick Stop convenience store in the first trailer for the final chapter of his Clerks trilogy, which dropped WednesdayRandal and his co-worker Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) then enlist their slacker friends to help cast his independent movie.Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Ben Affleck, Daytime Emmy winner Sarah Michelle Gellar, and 14-time Emmy nominee Fred Armisen play actors auditioning by reading Dante's catchphrase: 'I'm not even supposed to be here today!' There's a quick shot of Rosario Dawson reprising her role as Dante's fiancée Becky Scott from the second film.Meanwhile, Jason and Kevin are back to their usual hijinks as loitering chainsmokers Jay and Silent Bob, who light up a comically-large joint in the neighboring video rental store, RST Video.
Park City Song Summit to Include Concerts and Conversations With Jason Isbell, Father John Misty, Andrew Bird, Celisse and More
Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music CriticAfter having to call off what would have been a big splash in 2021, Park City Song Summit is set to blast off in September 2022, with much of the same lineup pf singer-songwriters enlisted to partake in an ambitious and novel mixture of conversations about artistry during the daytime and proof-of-art via concerts in the evening.The intimate talking-and-rocking festival will take place Sept, 7-10 in Park City, Utah, offering an unglitzy counterpart to the Sundance Film Festival about a half-year out from the town’s signature movie event.Among those taking part in concerts, conversations or both are celebrated musicians including Jason Isbell, Andrew Bird, Father John Misty, Fred Armisen, Celisse, Adia Victoria, John Doe, Devon Gilfillian, Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim, Fruit Bats, Warren Haynes and Gov’t Mule. The list of participants booked as performers, speakers or moderators stretches to include Bonny Light Horseman, Cedric Burnside, Anders Osborne & Friends, Rising Appalachia, Joe Pug, Katie Pruitt, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, Daniel Donato, David Ramirez, Dave from Dopey Podcast, Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite Duo, Jay Blakesberg, Jay Sweet, Jimbo Mathus,  John Craigie, Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie and Tré Burt.Dinner is on the agenda for top passholders as well, with Summit+ attendees getting an opening-night four-course dinner and private performance by Isbell and Victoria at Blue Sky Ranch.Among those confirmed to share thoughts about their creative process at more than 30 Song Summit Labs, taking place at three different stages within the Lodges at Deer Valley, are Isbell, Armisen, Gilfillian, Bird and Celisse.
Thandiwe Newton ‘splits from husband Ol Parker’ following 24 years of marriage and days after quitting Magic Mike due to ‘family matters’
Thandiwe Newton has reportedly split from her husband Ol Parker after 24 years of marriage. The Westworld actress married the film producer in 1998 and they share three children; Ripley, 21, Nico, 17, and Booker, eight. It’s believed to be a difficult time for Thandiwe, who last week quit her role in the upcoming sequel Magic Mike’s Last Dance due to ‘family matters, and was replaced by Salma Hayek. Thandiwe was also forced to deny that her departure was down to a fiery row with the film’s lead star, Channing Tatum. However, it has since been claimed that Thandiwe, 49, has been experiencing trouble in her marriage to Ol, 52. ‘There is a lot going on in her personal life, she and her husband have separated,’ a source told Page Six. ‘She seemed so stressed, she even brought her two pet rabbits to her hotel for emotional support.’ It comes after a Warner Warner Bros spokesperson confirmed Thandiwe was bowing out of Magic Mike 3 due to personal reasons.They said in a statement: ‘Thandiwe Newton has made the difficult decision to step away from the production of Warner Bros Pictures’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance to deal with family matters.’However, reports had alleged that her leaving the production was down to a falling-out with co-star and producer Channing Tatum over Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. A source claimed: ‘It was a tense exchange of words, but suddenly it escalated.’They also alleged that Channing had said ‘I am not working with her anymore,’ before leaving in a car. Nicola Peltz reveals vintage flip phones from her wedding amid 'social media ban'Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen split after eight years due to swimming pool disagreementAlec Baldwin explains why he keeps having kids with wife HilariaA