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Disney Teams Up With Starz For a Latin American Targeted Streaming Bundle

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Starz platform and Walt Disney have decided to partner up and offer a special streaming package that is specifically targeted at Latin America. The package offers Disney plus, Star plus, and Starzplay for customers in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru. This is most likely an effort to combat tech giants such as Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV Plus. Starz current base of customers includes 24.5 million and Disney holds 137.7 million subscribers. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer had this to say in a statement regarding the deal, “We are targeting an announcement of our plan by the end of the summer and expect a transaction could close as early as our fiscal fourth quarter,”. The package will offer a combination of Disney originals like Encanto, Spanish original series offered by Starplay, and sports offered by Star plus for the following prices depending on the local currency. Brazil: R$ 55.90, Mexico: MXN 309.00, Argentina: ARS 1,150.00, Chile: CLP 12,500, Colombia: COP 49,900, Ecuador: USD 17.99 and Peru: PEN 55.90.

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Bill Nye Gets Married to Liza Murphy In Secret Ceremony

Bill Nye recently married Liza Mundy in a very private ceremony just last month, according to PEOPLE. The pair got married at the Castle Building’s Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.. The actor Robert Picardo served as the officiant for the wedding, where Bill reportedly wore cufflinks that had small blue stones that belonged to his father. His bride wore a classic satin gown with a mermaid hemline. A White House photographer, Pete Souza photographed the event for the couple. The wedding was intentionally very private, in a talk with Smithsonian magazine Nye stated,  “I can’t be ‘on’ like the way the guy in the Science Guy show is ‘on’ all the time,”  “You can’t project that energy all day. At the same time, if I go into a grocery store, you might presume that I came into a grocery store to sign grocery bags—that’s what it may look like to a patron. But a lot of the time, the reason I go into a grocery store is to shop for groceries. But people, my fans, are my bread and butter. I understand that.”

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Movies Opening This Week

The following releases and release information are according to IMDB and are going to be released on Friday, June, the 24th. The first film, Elvis, is directed by Baz Luhrmann and has stars such as Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, and Helen Thomson. The film is rated PG-13, runs 159 minutes in length, and is considered to be in the Biography, Drama, and Music categories. IMDB shows it as having a Metascore of 62 and a quick summary stating, “From his childhood in Tupelo, Mississippi to his rise to stardom starting in Memphis, Tennessee and his conquering of Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley becomes the first rock ‘n roll star and changes the world with his music.”

The second and final film coming out this week is a rated R 102 minute long Horror film, titled “The Black Phone”, with a Metascore of 64. The film features stars such as Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Ethan Hawke, and Jeremy Davies alongside director Scott Derrickson., IMDB has a short summary stating, “After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.”

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Ben Stiller Meets With Volodymyr Zelensky

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ben Stiller visited the Ukraine as an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and met Zelensky after being shown occupied areas in Kyiv. In a video that can be found on Twitter, Stiller can be seen greeting Zelensky and saying ” You’re My Hero”. Karolina Lindholm Billing a UNHCR representative accompanied Stiller during the entire trip, where they talked to many survivors in the area. “It’s one thing to see this destruction on TV or on social networks. Another thing is to see it all with your own eyes. That’s a lot more shocking,” Stiller stated to Zelensky, in which he said, “What you saw in Irpin is definitely dreadful. But it is even worse to just imagine what is happening in the settlements that are still under temporary occupation in the east,” in response. The two also discussed topics such as supporting the displaced people of Ukraine, while Zelensky pointed out violations of human rights that were occurring with forced deportation of Ukrainian citizens to Russia.

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Jon Snow Series Being Developed at HBO

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is in early development for its first sequel for Game of Thrones, A live action spinoff series of Jon Snow. If the series moves forward Kit Harington is attached tot he role, he has been nominated twice for an Emmy of his character Jon Snow. There is also potential for other characters that were still alive when the show ended to reappear in the sequel, such as Arya Stark. As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a Game of Thrones stage play being developed in an attempt to revive iconic characters from the show, as well as, three different animated projects that are in development. In total there are seven different Game of Thrones projects being worked on currently, if you are a fan of the show, you have a lot to look forward to.

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