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The pillar of daytime television Wishbone is being prepared for the big screen. The PBS series on a talking bibliophile dog who imagined himself as various famous literary characters which was broadcast from 1995 to 1997 will be adapted into a new family film at Universal, with Peter Farrelly producing. Wishbone, of course, is a local star: Episodes were filmed in and around Allen, Plano and Grapevine, while the show took place in the fictional town of Oakdale, Texas. Meanwhile, the Jack Russell terrier who played it, Soccer, lived here on a ranchal plano although it is not listed as a notable on the Wikipedia page of the city, for reasons that we can only assume are political. After all, football, which unfortunately died in 2001, has arguably had a far greater cultural impact than, say, Weeds actor Hunter Parrish. No one makes a Hunter Parrish movie, let it be said.

How could that Wishbone be given modern reimagination Varietypromises? In appearance, the film will talk about another dog with a penchant for classic literature, pedantic allusions and adorable costumes. But beyond that, who knows? Perhaps the film will find Wishbone still planning to take a trip through the western canon, only to find itself repeatedly distracted by push notification alerts.

Ethan Hawke is Nikola Tesla

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Austins Ethan Hawke recently boarded alone, Wishbonelike a career imagining yourself as various historical figures: this fall sees the start of Showtimes The Good Lord Bird miniseries, with Hawke as the famous abolitionist John Brown. And now, August 21 brings the beginning of You’re here, Michael Almereydas’ biopic that stars Hawke as a scientist and recent Internet celebrity. The teaser for hyper stylized cinema centers, of course, on Teslas’ rivalry with Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan, clearly having fun), even if that also leaves room for romance, mysticism, deliberately anachronistic smartphones and many of metaphorical speeches on cats.

Jamie Foxx against certain pill organizers

If there was a pill that could give you five minutes of pure power, would you take it? asks Dallass, Jamie Foxx the teaser for Power of the project. For most of the characters in Netflix’s new sci-fi action epic, that sounds like a rhetorical question. Everybody impatiently burst these pills, even if they never know exactly what power they give you: super strength, invisibility, the ability to integrate seamlessly into classic fairy tales, etc. That leaves Foxx, a former soldideide by Joseph Gordon-Levitt The New Orleans cop and a merchant played by Dominique Fishbackto team up and shoot down a multitude of superpowered criminals, while searching for the source of these pharmacological jelly candies. Naturally, this means taking the pills themselves. Power of the project comes across the streaming service on August 14, where it will give you at less five minutes of entertainment.

Austin Chef heads to The bachelorette

To be successful in catering, it takes years to pay your dues, climb the ladder and sweat on the jump line while you refine your craft. But ultimately, your dedication could be rewarded, and one day, you could finally realize your dream of cooking on a dating show while forty other guys are trying to undermine you. And now that dream comes true for chef Austin Page Pressley, a veteran of local fixtures Uchiko, Emmer & Rye and Foxtail Supper Club, who this week was announced as candidate on the next season of The bachelorette, where hell is trying to romance Bachelor franchise veteran Clare Crawley. Pressley is among the newly recruited replacement cast following the COVID-19 pandemic, which ended original production just hours before filming began in March. This second attempt find all the actors quarantined in a La Quinta complex for the whole shooting, where they will be subjected to frequent tests and filmed by a team who all wear masks (it is not clear if the competitors will be). Good luck to Pressley in his quest to grab Crawleys’ attention and hopefully nothing else.

Khalid and Post Malone share BMI Awards songwriter of the year

This continues to be a great year for Texas musicians who dominate the awards ceremonies. This week, El Pasos Khalid and the singer of Grapevine Post Malone tied for songwriter of the year at the 2020 BMI Music Awards. The two frequent contributors shared the accolades for writing about one in three songs on YouTube at the moment, although splitting the difference meant losing the song of the year to Halsey. Although the BMI ceremony was one of many forced to go virtual amid the pandemic this year, the two Khalid and Post Malone offered their acceptance speeches via video with Malone wearing the hair he shaved several weeks ago. It’s all rigged, man! The whole rewards industry is a lie!

In addition, the worms eaten by Malone

Post Malone had another honor once in his life this week, officially becoming so famous that he can make headlines just for eating worms. The singer is said to have been on vacation recently in Salt Lake City, where he was recently spotted at a 7-Eleven buying a nightly snack of seasoned mealworms, a treat that the store owner described at the local news station. KUTV as crude. He then stayed around to take photos with each employee, his face on each photo carrying an expression of growing awareness that celebrity has the terrible price of no longer being able to pad your insects on the barbecue without the whole world knowing it. .

THIS WEEK AT MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

While it is reasonably certain that Matthew McConaugheys’ relative recluse is not related to the worm, it at been strangely silent recently. The actor hasn’t even updated his Instagram since his July 4 message imploring others from wear the damn maskand save for a virtual town hall for the Well-being for mental health campaignHe has been hugely absent from our screens, which suggests that he may have worn his damn mask to the extreme of total concealment. We can only hope that McConaughey left alone Wishbone– like adventures at the moment, imagining himself as Robin Hood or Don Quixote or perhaps even Captain Nemo, his paws quivering dreamily against the sides of his bed.



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