Sia’s going to be a pop star pony in ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’

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Sia is bringing her epic vocals and even more epic wig to My Little Pony: The Movie. During the My Little Pony Panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, Hasbro and Lionsgate announced that the "Chandelier" hit songwriter has joined the cast of the upcoming adaptation of the beloved childhood toy franchise.  And while her character may not look much like the Sia we know, they do have a lot in common: Songbird Serenade is a pony pop star. SEE ALSO: Sia's adorable 'Alive' video star shows off her badass martial arts skills Sia will also contribute two original songs to the film's soundtrack.  This isn't Sia's first foray into voice acting. She also lent her voice to Charming , the upcoming reimagination of Cinderella that finds  Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty engaged to the same Prince Charming. (She'll voice a character named Half Oracle.) Read more... More about Comic Con , Sia , Film , Movies , and Entertainment Read more »

A fancy travel gadget allows you to pull your suitcase with your butt

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Need another hand at the airport so you can hold your Auntie Anne's pretzel and your Jamba Juice? Willing to have another hand available at the expense of pulling your suitcase from your butt? Then My Hitch is right for you. The device clips onto your waistband and provides a hook from which your suitcase handle will hang, leaving your hands open to hold everything you scored from Hudson News — an US Weekly, 8 dollar bottle of SmartWater and Larabar you'll forget about before landing. My Hitch was designed by Robert Lian, an airline pilot who was tired of pulling his suitcase with his hand. Realizing there were no options for hands-free travel, he decided to create one himself. Read more... Read more »

Leslie Jones fights back against racist trolls on Twitter

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LOS ANGELES — Don't feed the trolls, says the ancient internet wisdom Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones is lighting them up and crossing the streams. Because at some point, enough is enough. Everyone has a limit. Jones found her limit Monday night in the form of deeply ugly, unequivocally racist attacks on Twitter. A lot of them. SEE ALSO: Guess what, misogynists Read more »

Pat Kiernan saves us from fake news anchors, one blockbuster at a time

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Pat Kiernan is always typecast, makes only scale and probably deserves a few screenwriting credits here and there. But he's hardly complaining. The NY1 news anchor and founder of patspapers.com has one of the sickest IMDB pages you can call up: Ghostbusters , The Avengers , The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , Iron Man 3 and — since everyone needs a Netflix show these days — Daredevil and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt . That's merely to name a few. SEE ALSO: 'Ghostbusters' reviews are in: See what critics say about the all-female reboot Kiernan is, of course, always playing himself: The steady, reliable, thoroughly Canadian newsman who's been the face of local New York City news since the late '90s. Anyone who's lived in or visited the Big Apple has surely caught his weekday newscasts, which run from 5 a.m. Read more »

The ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is kid-friendly because it had to be

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Ghostbusters always has been and always will be a family affair. Few recognize that better than Katie Dippold, co-writer of the freshly released reboot. SEE ALSO: Guess what, misogynists? You're the reason 'Ghostbusters' is about gender "I think it starts with Dan Aykroyd's enthusiasm," Dippold told Mashable . "His family was super into the paranormal and I think that kind of excitement breeds a really fun movie [in the original]." It's a similar feeling of excitement that got Dippold into Ghostbusters as a child. She loved the original movie, and not just because it tickled the funnybone of a future comedian. Read more... Read more »

It’s official: This man is your next Han Solo

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LONDON — It was the worst-kept secret in Hollywood: Alden Ehrenreich, an actor best known for playing an actor playing a cowboy, has been tapped to play young Han Solo. Ehrenreich's role as Solo in an untitled Star Wars spinoff movie, which starts filming early next year, was confirmed Sunday at Star Wars Celebration in London's giant ExCel center.  SEE ALSO: 'Rogue One' revealed: What we just learned about the next 'Star Wars' film "He was literally the first person to audition," said Phil Lord, who is directing the Solo project alongside his Lego Movie co-director Chris Miller.  Despite that fact, Lord said, the pair auditioned more than 3,000 potential Han Solos over 6 months. "We looked in cowboy bars" as well as acting schools and casting calls, Lord told a crowd of 4,000 people.  Read more... More about Alden Ehrenreich , Star Wars , Han Solo , Entertainment , and Film Read more »

Idris Elba caught tagging London building with ‘Star Trek,’ may be Banksy

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1. Does Idris Elba inspire a devoted subculture? (YES) 2. Is the Star Trek Beyond star a native Brit born sometime in the early 1970s? (YES) 3. Does the guy who plays the villainous alien Krall in the latest Star Trek film run around London with a spray can defacing buildings (HE DOES NOW). Read more »

‘The Edge of Seventeen’ trailer finds Hailee Steinfeld dealing with teenage angst

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Teenage angst has never looked so glamorous — or had such killer music. The first trailer for The Edge of Seventeen, out this fall , finds Oscar nominee and Taylor Swift Squad Member Hailee Steinfeld getting in touch with her inner average teen as she struggles with the cruel world of high school — full of unhelpful teachers (Woody Harrelson), parents (Kyra Sedgwick) and, most troublingly, a cool, hunky brother (Blake Jenner).  The trailer is full of dark humor — the kind you're going to need if you want to survive the revelation that your best friend is dating your aforementioned popular brother Read more... More about Movies , Films , Entertainment , and Film Read more »

Hermione squared: Emma Watson meets Noma Dumezweni

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What happens when movie Hermione meets stage Hermione? Magic. On Thursday, actress Emma Watson posted a photo on Twitter of her meeting Noma Dumezweni, who stars in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child .  Penned by J.K. Rowling herself, the play is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The Internet lost its collective mind in December when casting news for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was announced. Dumezweni has taken home many honors for her acting, including the 2006 Olivier Award for "best performer in a supporting role" for her portrayal of Ruth Younger in a production of Raisin in the Sun .  Read more... Read more »

Tom Hanks shows heroism is complicated in ‘Sully’ trailer

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Clint Eastwood loves his American heroes. But the story of Captain "Sully" Sullenberger — played by Tom Hanks — will be all about the Monday-morning quarterbacking that surrounded the US Airways pilot after he safely landed an Airbus A320 in the Hudson River in 2009. At least if this first trailer is to be believed. All 155 souls onboard survived. Though most of us remember Sullenberger as an instant hero, his reputation was in peril long after that fateful day. Warner Bros. Read more »