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Canadiens HC Dominique Ducharme must isolate for 14 days after positive COVID test
Although the NHL has relaxed many rules pertaining to its COVID protocol, a positive test still warrants a 14-day isolation period. Especially when the Canadiens were fortunate enough to not have any other positive tests among its players and staff, the league wants to maintain the health and safety of the team as well as the integrity of its semifinals. © Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Dominique Ducharme is out for the next two weeks after testing positive for COVID. With that said, losing Ducharme is a blow for Montreal.
Kevin Smith's "Clerks III" has been acquired for release by Lionsgate, and the second sequel to Smith's indie comedy classic will begin filming next month.
Lionsgate took worldwide rights to "Clerks III," and the film that Smith wrote and will direct is in pre-production now in New Jersey.
The complete "Clerks" cast, including Jeff Anderson as Randal, Brian O'Halloran as Dante, Jay Mewes as Jay, Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, and Rosario Dawson as Becky, will all return for the third film.
Liz Destro and Jordan Monsanto are producing.
Smith way back inabout the story for "Clerks III," saying that it was inspired by the director's own heart attack from 2018 that led to the director's own inspiring comeback.
Stephen Colbert & Christine Baranski Get Jump On Broadway With Sondheim Duet
Stephen Colbert and Christine Baranski couldn’t wait for Broadway’s return, so they created a little Sondheim spark of their own Wednesday night by duetting on “Side by Side by Side,” a number from the composer’s Company. “You can’t sing over Zoom,” The Late Show host said in reaction to his in-person interview with Baranski, a longtime Broadway star now appearing on the CBS All Access series The Good Fight.
"Randal has a heart attack, decides that he came so close to death, and his life has meant nothing, there's nobody to memorialize him, he has no family or anything like that," Smith previously told TheWrap. "And in the recovery, while under fentanyl, he comes to the conclusion at mid-life, having almost died, having worked in a movie store his whole life and watched other people's movies, he tells Dante, I think we need to make a movie. So Dante and Randal make 'Clerks.' That's the story of 'Clerks 3.'"
The synopsis for the film is following a massive heart attack, Randal enlists fellow clerks Dante, Elias, Jay, and Silent Bob to make a movie immortalizing his life at the convenience store that started it all.
"There's a saying from the Tao that goes something like 'To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return.' Thanks to Lionsgate, we get to return to where it all started with almost the whole cast that started it all," Smith said in a statement. "And for the first time since the first time we ever made a movie in 1993, we're shooting the entire flick on location in New Jersey, as an ode to both the enduring allure of cinema and the resourcefulness and lunacy of its storytellers. Years ago, Dante and Randal made me a filmmaker - so now it's time I return the favor."
‘Night Court’: Kapil Talwalkar Joins NBC Sequel Pilot
EXCLUSIVE: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist‘s Kapil Talwalkar has been tapped as a series regular in NBC’s half-hour pilot Night Court, a follow-up to the classic legal comedy series that’s headlined and executive produced by Melissa Rauch, with the original series’ John Larroquette reprising his Emmy-winning role. Written/executive produced by Dan Rubin based on the original series created by Reinhold Weege, the multi-camera Night Court centers on unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone (Rauch), the daughter of the late Harry Stone, who follows in her father’s footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to br
"The 'Clerks' movies are audience favorites and many of Kevin's films, like 'Dogma,' 'Red State,' and the 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' are a beloved part of our library that continues to delight Kevin's devoted fans. We're thrilled to be presenting the next chapter in the 'Clerks' saga to moviegoers worldwide," Eda Kowan, executive vice president, acquisitions and co-productions for Lionsgate, added.
"Clerks" from 1994 made waves at Sundance for its indie, black and white, low-budget charms about the day in the life two store clerks who pester customers, talk about movies and ponder the bigger questions in life. The film launched Smith's career, and he followed it up with a sequel in 2006. His last film was 2019's "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot," which is a spinoff movie starring two of the fan favorite characters from "Clerks" and stars Smith as Silent Bob. Smith is also working with Netflix on "Masters Of The Universe: Revelation," which will debut this week on July 23.
Eda Kowan acquired the project and will oversee the film for Lionsgate. Kowan, Grace Duplissea, and Kaycee Holcomb negotiated the deal for Lionsgate. Destro and Jackie Eckhouse at Sloss Law negotiated the deal on behalf of Kevin Smith and the producers.
first reported the news.
Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ & All the ACM Winners of Tex Ritter Film Award .
Ken Burns’ Country Music was shut out in last year’s Emmy nominations, but it will be recognized at the ACM Honors on Aug. 25 with the Tex Ritter Film Award. Here are all the winners of that award since it was first presented in 1979.Burns is taping an acceptance speech for the event, which will be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Sam Williams will perform a song composed by his grandfather, the legendary Hank Williams.