DiCaprio and Scorsese’s Theodore Roosevelt biopic in the works

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The long-awaited Theodore Roosevelt biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese is finally happening.

Paramount Pictures is set to distribute Roosevelt, based on the life of the 26th President of the United States.

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DiCaprio, along with Jennifer Davisson, will produce through Appian Way (DiCaprio’s production company.

For more information, check out Variety’s article.

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‘Tomb Raider’ reboot trailer debuts

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The first official trailer for the Tomb Raider reboot was released on Tuesday.

Alicia Vikander stars as heroine Lara Croft, based on the 2013 video game. It follows a younger version of Lady Croft than previously shown in the films (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) starring Angelina Jolie.

Tomb Raider is expected to be released on March 16, 2018.

Watch the trailer below and leave your comments.

Recent natural disasters

In recent weeks, our planet has been hit with extreme weather from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and recently Maria, as well as the two earthquakes that hit Mexico.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Texas, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Mexico whom have been affected by these natural disasters. If are able to, please donate to a natural disaster relief fund.

Linda Hamilton will return to ‘Terminator’ franchise

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Sarah Connor will be back.

Linda Hamilton is set to make her return as Sarah Connor in an upcoming Terminator sequel, her first appearance as the iconic character since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Creator James Cameron, who will only return as producer, announced the news at a private event to celebrate the franchise and stated the film will be a “direct sequel” to Judgement Day.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is also tied to the project, which is scheduled to be released in 2019.

Read more on the story at The Hollywood Reporter.

Serena Williams shares first pic and name of newborn daughter

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has shared the first picture and name of her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on Instagram and Twitter Wednesday morning.

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“Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.,”Williams wrote, along with a precious picture of her with baby Alexis, who is named after her father Alexis Ohanian.

Along with the post, Williams shared a video diary of her pregnancy on Intstagram stories, which features her sonogram through the birth of her and Ohanian’s daughter, and also revealed the new family had to stay six days in the hospital after her arrival.

“It’s been a long time, but we had a lot of complications, but look who we got — we got a baby girl!”

Baby Alexis was born on September 1 and weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.

Welcome to world officially Alexis Olympia!

‘Hand in Hand’ hurricane relief telethon raises over $44 million

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The star-studded “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief,” which aired live on 15 networks Tuesday night, raised over $44 million for those affected by recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

In a live broadcast from New York City, Los Angeles, Nashville and San Antonio, the hurricane relief telethon featured appearances from celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Robert De Niro, Oprah Winfrey, Cher, Justin Timberlake, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Tyler Perry, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey.

Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, Usher, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, CeCe Winans and Miranda Lambert were a few of the musicians who performed during the event.

Beyoncé, a native of Houston, urged viewers to donate in an emotional plea for unity and raise the awareness of climate change in a pre-recorded message.

“During a time where it’s impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn’t possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage, and forever change lives, leaving behind contaminated water, flooded hospitals, schools and nursing homes,” she said.

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“And countless families are now homeless. In my home town city of Houston, people need food, clothing, cleaning supplies, blankets, shoes, diapers, and formula for babies. And, of course, clean water. The elderly need wheelchairs and kids new books and toys so they can continue to dream. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Third Ward or River Oaks, we’re all in this together. Seeing everyone of different racial, social, and religious backgrounds put their own lives at risk to help each other survive, restored my faith in humanity.

“Please, give what you can. The effects of climate change are playing out around the world every day. Just this past week, we’ve seen devastation from the monsoon in India, an 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, and multiple catastrophic hurricanes. Irma alone has left a trail of death and destruction from the Caribbean to Florida to southern United States. We have to be prepared for what comes next.”

Houston rapper Bun B and Scooter Braun organized the hurricane relief benefit

For more information on how to donate, visit Hand in Hand’s website.

Watch the “Hand in Hand” in its entirety below.

Kate Winslet on her best ‘Titanic’ memory

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It’s been nearly 20 years since the world fell in love the love story of Rose and Jack in 1997’s Titanic, and then the friendship between costars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio has been a love we will never let go of.

While promoting her new film The Mountain Between Us at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, Winslet reminisced with Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE on the bond she shared with the cast and crew of the Oscar-winning film, especially with DiCaprio.

“I remember so much of it like it was yesterday,” she said.

“I think the most special thing, the best memory I have, really was the cast and the lovely crew. For me that’s one of the best things about being in this business is getting to work with incredible technicians who are always great, committed, professional, fun people to spend time with and to go to work with, and we really had that on Titanic. And, of course, I walked away with one of the greatest friendships of my life in my back pocket, which is Leo. We know each other in a very unique way, I think, because of the experience we both had on that film and having to take care of one another.”

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Watch the fill clip of Kate Winslet’s interview below.