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Dave Franco & Alison Brie Wrote a Rom-Com During Quarantine

Dave Franco & Alison Brie Wrote a Rom-Com During Quarantine

Dave Franco just revealed what he and wife Alison Brie have been doing in quarantine – writing a movie!

During his interview with Variety, the 35-year-old filmmaker and actor opened up about the romantic comedy film the two wrote together during the stay at home order in California.

“It’s a genre that we both love, but when we looked at the landscape of rom-coms over the past decade, it feels like the bar is set really low,” Dave explained. “There’s a trend where rom-coms have an overly bright aesthetic and the concepts are really silly and the acting isn’t grounded.”

He adds, “We looked back on classics like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Pretty Woman…When you look at those films, you remember how grounded they are and how great the acting is.”

Dave also opened up about Alison, raving over her performance skills and directing her in his new film, The Rental.

“She’s a unique actor in the way that she’s able to balance heavy drama with moments of levity, and it was just so comforting for me to have her there through the process,” he shared.

Dave added, “As a first-time director, there were moments where I would get in my head and start to doubt myself. It was invaluable to have her there to build me up when I needed to be, and to remind me that we were doing good work.”

With social distancing rules in place, Dave and Alison hosted a drive-in screening for The Rental last month. See the pics here!

Disney Announces Delay of New Mary Poppins Ride & Spaceship Earth Update Amid Pandemic

Disney Announces Delay of New Mary Poppins Ride & Spaceship Earth Update Amid Pandemic

Disney is pushing back updates to some of their exciting attractions.

A representative for Walt Disney World announced on Wednesday (July 15) that they’ll be pushing back their Mary Poppins-inspired ride that was planned to arrive at Epcot’s World Showcase, as well as the update to the Epcot’s classic Spaceship Earth, in Future World, amid the pandemic.

“As with most businesses during this period, we are further evaluating long-term project plans,” the rep told Laughing Place.

The changes were announced back in August of 2019, with the help of Dick Van Dyke, star of the original film, to announce the first-ever attraction themed after the 1964 movie.

Spaceship Earth was set to get a new guide and narration as well. It’s not yet known when the opening date will be for the two attractions, but guests noted upon the park’s reopening this month that Spaceship Earth remains unchanged. See photos from the reopening…

Joanna Cole, Author of 'The Magic School Bus' Books Dies at 75

Joanna Cole, Author of 'The Magic School Bus' Books Dies at 75

Rest in Peace to Joanna Cole.

The famed author of “The Magic School Bus” book series has passed away at the age of 75 from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Sioux City, Iowa, AP is reporting.

Scholastic honored Joanna in a statement following the news of her passing.

“Joanna Cole had the perfect touch for blending science and story,” Scholastic Chairman and CEO Dick Robinson shared. “Joanna’s books, packed with equal parts humor and information, made science both easy to understand and fun for the hundreds of millions of children around the world who read her books and watched the award-winning television series.”

There are 13 books in “The Magic School Bus” series and centers on educator Ms. Frizzle leading her students on journeys that explored everything from the solar system to underwater and beyond.

A fourteenth book, “The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution”, is expected to come out next spring.

The books have sold tens of millions of copies and also inspired an animated TV series and a Netflix series. A live-action movie is also on the way, with this actress starring as Ms. Frizzle!

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Winnie Harlow Models Puma's Hot New Sneaker - See the Campaign!

Winnie Harlow Models Puma's Hot New Sneaker - See the Campaign!

Winnie Harlow is the latest global ambassador for PUMA and she just launched one of her first campaigns with the brand!

The 25-year-old model is wearing Puma‘s newest sneaker, the Mile Rider Sunny Getaway, in the new campaign.

The Mile Rider is the first women’s-focused addition to Puma’s Rider sneaker franchise. The sneaker’s bright color combinations, retro ‘90s inspiration and comfortable cushioning make it a great shoe for summer.

“The Mile Rider has become my new favorite sneaker,” Winnie said in a statement. “I love the sporty look, the color combination, and how comfy they are – they are definitely summer ready.”

The sneaker retails for $80 and it’s available right now on in two different colorways.

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Daniel Gillies Files For Divorce From Rachael Leigh Cook A Year After Split

Daniel Gillies Files For Divorce From Rachael Leigh Cook A Year After Split

Daniel Gillies has decided to make his split with wife Rachael Leigh Cook permanent.

According to The Blast, the 44-year-old former Originals actor has filed for divorce from Rachael after 14 years of marriage.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rachael Leigh Cook

Rachael and Daniel announced their separation last year and shared a joint statement on their split.

“This decision isn’t one we have come to easily or lightly,” the two said. “We love and respect each other as parents, people and artists and look forward to maintaining the best parts of our relationship for many years to come.”

Daniel and Rachael share two children, Charlotte and Theodore.

They admitted shortly after their separation that they hadn’t told their kids about the split at the time.

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Elon Musk, Joe Biden & Many More Hacked in Massive Twitter Security Breach

Elon Musk, Joe Biden & Many More Hacked in Massive Twitter Security Breach

Joe Biden and Elon Musk are among some of the many Twitter accounts that were hacked on Wednesday afternoon (July 15).

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Kanye West, and the official accounts for Apple, Uber and were hacked to promote a Bitcoin scam, Buzzfeed News confirmed.

Here’s more about the scam: “Since at least the start of 2018, scammers have created fake accounts mimicking Musk, President Donald Trump, and other celebrities to lure in unsuspecting individuals to send bitcoin or other forms of cryptocurrency with the promise that they’d have their money doubled or tripled in return.”

A rep for Twitter told the organization that the issue is being “looked into.”

Wiz Khalifa, Jeff Bezos and Mike Bloomberg were also affected, among others.

This time, the unknown hacker gained access to the stars’ real accounts, as opposed to creating fake accounts.

Unfortunately, it seems some already fell for the scam: “The bitcoin wallet address associated with the scam showed transactions on Wednesday afternoon suggesting more than $60,000 worth of the cryptocurrency had been deposited in the wallet. It’s unclear if that money was from actual unsuspecting individuals or from the scammer themselves,” Buzzfeed adds.

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Heather Morris Shares Pictures of Her Sons With Josey Dorsey In Touching Tribute to Naya Rivera

Heather Morris Shares Pictures of Her Sons With Josey Dorsey In Touching Tribute to Naya Rivera

Heather Morris is ready to speak out following the tragic death of Naya Rivera.

The former Glee star paid tribute to her on-screen partner on the series by sharing touching images of their sons together.

“We started out as the closest friends and then like all new things, we went through a bit of a rocky phase,” Heather writes as she showed off a recent trip of their boys to a ghost town attraction. “However, we stuck by each other’s side and created the most beautiful friendship built out of love and understanding.”

She continues, remembering the last time they interacted: “The last I had the chance to see you in person, I had left oranges outside our home for you to take. I wanted to say hi through the window but my phone didn’t ring when you called (which it never does, f*cking T-Mobile), so instead you and Josey left two succulents on our doorstep as a thank you. I planted those succulents and I look at them everyday and think of you.”

“I still listen to your EP on repeat because from the moment I heard it, it struck me and I always wished the world knew more of your voice,” Heather went on. “You sent me over 5 dozen SnapChat videos when you and Josey woke up in the morning and I kick myself that I didn’t save one of them. You always shared recipes and I admired your love for food. We vowed to spend every Easter together, even though Covid stole this last one from us.”

“You are and always will be the strongest and most resilient human being I know, and I vowed to carry that with me as I continue to live my life.”

Heather also spoke about how Naya was a constant light in her life.

“You constantly taught me lessons about grief, about beauty and poise, about being strong, resilient and about not giving a f*** (but still somehow respectful ). Yet, the utmost important lesson I learned most of all from you was being a consistent and loving friend. You were the first to check in, the first to ask questions, the first to cherished our friendship and I never took that for granted.”

“We never took photos together because we mutually hated taking pictures…our relationship meant more than proof. I have countless pictures of our babies playing, because we shared that kind of pride and joy,” Heather adds. “So I’m showing the world a photo of our little goof balls for you, because I know that meant more than anything and they remind me of you and I.”

She concluded, “I speak to you everyday because I know you’re still with me and even though I’m feeling greedy that we don’t get more time together, I cherish every moment we had and hold it close to my heart.”

Heather was one of the first of Naya‘s co-stars to reach out to authorities to find a way to help in the search for her and gathered more cast members for a trip to the lake to pray for her.

See Heather‘s pics of her boys, Owen and Elijah, with Josey on Instagram HERE.

Naya died during a drowning accident last week after a trip to Lake Piru in California with her son, Josey Dorsey. Her body was found on Monday, July 13.