Hit me baby one more time.Glu Mobile hopes that its new Britney Spears: American Dream game will follow in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a mobile gaming sensation which has generated something like $80 million for Kardashian alone since in debuted in 2014.San Francisco-based Glu has struck celebrity mobile game deals with stars who collectively have more than a billion social followers.Glu has to pay these celebrities royalties, but the strategy is a way to avoid spending a ton of money on advertising a game, as it relies on the cachet of celebrities and social media to spread awareness of the game.As with the Kardashian game, the Britney Spears game is aspirational.You also have to fend off rival singers to reach the top, perform at venues from the local Starbeans to international stadiums, and try to get your own stage at Planet Hollywood, the big casino in Las Vegas where the real Britney Spears performs.For Spears, the game represents an opportunity to expand her entertainment empire, as mobile gaming has become a very lucrative endeavor for Kardashian.Glu learned the hard way that fans didn t like its rendition of Katy Perry when it launched a game last fall.Glu is also working with other celebrities including chef Gordon Ramsay and performer Taylor Swift.Niccolo De Masi, CEO of Glu, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the game has tested well and he has high hopes for it.This is a partnership with a woman who has been around as a performer for 17 years.
The PredatorArnold Schwarzenegger could appear, according to Shane Black:These things all happened in 1990, but now it s 25 years later.Coming Soon X-ForceX-23, the female clone of Wolverine and current Wolverine in Marvel s comics , is on the cards to appear in the film, according to Bryan Singer—who phrases it in the most alien manner he could:I have discussed that with the studio.Marvel TelevisionIn an extensive interview for The Hollywood Reporter, ABC s new Entertainment Chief Channing Dungey discusses the recent tumultuous news about the network cutting Agent Carter and passing on Marvel s Most Wanted for a second time, leaving Agents of SHIELD as ABC s sole Marvel venture.Here s the good news: According to the site, Dungey challenged claims that the network was distancing itself from Marvel output by revealing that the network is currently working on several undisclosed TV projects with Marvel presumably one of these was the previously uncovered Damage Control comedy , with the aim of creating new shows that would be beneficial to both brands.KryptonA very early and still unreleased teaser for Syfy s new DC prequel series was shown at NBC s upfronts presentation.GothamFinally, pictures from the season finale, Transference, have been released.
It was a large group of people, too many cooks in the kitchen, and that diluted the overall vision.The Hollywood Reporter says that Warner Bros. executive Jon Berg and DC s Chief Content Officer Geoff Johns will soon start co-running DC Films.They ll produce the movies and generally manage the cohesive vision, while also giving filmmakers plenty of room to make their own movies.This is just the latest major shake-up after Batman v Superman failed to meet Warner Bros. significant expectations.It s going to be a profitable film, but not an undeniable smash; more crucially, it didn t generate the kind of groundswell of excitement the studio hoped for.First Suicide Squad, the next film on the slate, underwent significant reshoots.
Glu Mobile, the mobile game developer behind Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is out to do it again with a new game, this time following the chronicles of pop princess Britney Spears.The game lets you design outfits, play live shows, record singles, build a band, generate album art, and enjoy master versions of all the classic Britney singles.While it s not surprising that Glu Mobile has decided to spin off a game with another pop culture, it s interesting that it chose someone who appears, well, much less often in the media than she used to.But hey, teens and millennials still remember and love Britney, right?We re guessing the umbrella attack and head shaving part will be left out of the storyline.Whether or not you end up playing a residency at Las Vegas, of course, is another story.
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This time, we re taking a caricatured look into the life and times of pop queen Britney Spears with Britney Spears: American Dream.In short, it s much like the Glu Mobile games featuring Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry.Of course, there are plenty of opportunities for in-app purchases, with prices ranging from $0.99 to $99.Whereas Kim Kardashian: Hollywood reached number two on the iOS app charts on its second day of availability, Katy Perry Pop only managed to hit number 101 at its peak.Simultaneously, maximizing the partnership with everything else going on in that celebrity s world.Though the company saw shares pop with the announcement of a forthcoming Taylor Swift title in February, Glu has shown signs of fiscal weakness.
A screenshot from the remaster of Batman: Arkham Asylum.Warner Bros InteractiveWarner Bros Interactive has announced the Batman: Return to Arkham - which will bring Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City to PS4 and Xbox One on 29 July, and cost £39.99.The remasters have been developed by Virtuos Games and will include, according to a press release, "improved graphics, as well as upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders."Though aided in their success by the Hollywood limelight of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, the games cut their own thematic path – blending technological realism and gadgetry with the heightened reality of the expanded Batman world.Arkham Asylum takes place within the DC Comics series' famed psychiatric hospital which, in the story, houses a large number of Batman's enemies and has been taken over by a coup by master criminal The Joker.A trailer was released accompanying the announcement, which is embedded below.
Screen Rant has a good round up of the current evidence behind the rumor circulating from the Best of Marvel twitter account and a comment from Heroic Hollywood , which essentially amounts to the fact that Boyega had previously expressed an interest in playing Black Panther, the fact that he and director Ryan Coogler interacted with each other on The Force Awakens red carpet, and that Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige recently followed the actor on Twitter.Star Wars Episode VIIIOscar Isaac teases testing times ahead for Poe, Rey, Finn, and the rest of the crew—including BB-8:What happens now is the heroes get tested.Coming Soon X-Men: ApocalypseOscar Isaac talks Apocalypse in a new featurette.Arrow/SupergirlNow that Supergirl has officially landed on the CW, Stephen Amell says that a crossover between it, Arrow, and the other CW shows is practically inevitable:Do bears you know what in the woods?I think that it s highly likely that, if you have four DC superhero properties on one network, that that is an opportunity that might not ever exist again, and certainly hasn t ever existed in the history of television.OutcastFox s UK Facebook page has announced that it will stream the premiere of the horror comic adaptation this Friday, May 20th.
Google today announced that it s collaborating with more companies to build more cameras that work with Google s Jump computer vision system for assembling three-dimensional virtual reality video.First, Google will collaborate with IMAX to create a cinema-grade Jump camera, Google head of VR Clay Bavor said at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California.That s because Google s VR efforts — presumably including the Cardboard headset, not just Jump — has garnered interest from Hollywood, Bavor said.But that s not the only place where easy-to-use VR is resonating — in Asia, Yi Technology will be releasing a Jump-ready camera this year, Bavor said.Google introduced Jump at I/O last year.GoPro was a key partner; Jump was being depicted as a system that could knit together footage from multiple GoPro cameras.Four months after that, GoPro opened up an early-access program for the Jump-compliant 16-camera Odyssey rig, which has a $15,000 price tag.Plus, Google wants Jump to become more pervasive, so it will be promoting it in a few places.And today, we re officially launching our Jump program at the YouTube Spaces in L.A. and NYC and we will it bring to all YouTube Space locations around the globe soon, Kurt Wilms, senior product manager of YouTube virtual reality at Google, wrote in a blog post today.Also today, Bavor showed that Google s Expeditions program for bringing VR into education settings has been making progress.Expeditions was originally launched at last year s I/O as Cardboard Expeditions, because the idea was to bring Cardboard VR experiences into classrooms.Google has expanded the size of its Expeditions Pioneer Program, making it possible for students and teachers in more schools to use the technology.Google has now taken more than 1 million students on Expeditions — VR field trips, essentially — up from 500,000 in January, Bavor said.
Donald Trump made up of millions of the strangest streams. Retirement comes from the fact that Trump will host the television series The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice. Much larger allocation for Trump got access rights after selling Miss Universe in September in Hollywood to the active WME / IMG for. Trump is also the author of the books, at least in part, however, assisted by a ghostwriter. Works are more than ten, but only four, he makes money. Amounts are not told, but these revenues Trump financed the expensive presidential campaign.
The sci-fi blockbuster would have to get from script to special effects at warp speed.When he was 8, the Lins invested their life savings in a fish-and-chips shop in Anaheim, California, and moved to nearby Buena Park, where they worked nonstop, overstayed their visas, and lived in fear of deportation until President Reagan s Immigration Reform and Control Act granted them amnesty in 1987.Unable to speak English, Lin was sent to the Boys Club of Buena Park, where Coach Bob tapped him and his younger brother, John—the only Asian kids—for the basketball team.He envied his neighbors, the Klug brothers, who had a trampoline and all the Hot Wheels cars I couldn t afford.Last year, Lin coproduced Hollywood Adventures, an American action comedy about Chinese tourists in LA, created for a Chinese audience.Now the team has set up a comedy with Jeremy Renner at HBO and a Bruce Lee-themed series at Cinemax, and they re developing the classic samurai graphic novel Lone Wolf and Cub, among many other projects.
Realtor.com CEO Ryan O'Hara, left, talks with employees in a reception area at the company's new headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday April 14, 2016.Zillow has 70.3 million unique monthly users, according to comScore, followed by Realtor.com with 36.7 million and Trulia with 33.1 million.And that's because we have relationships with nearly 800 MLSs Multiple Listing Services , while the competitors are missing hundreds of MLSs.It's more of a focus on how great we're going to do things.Contact Richard Scheinin at 408-920-5069, read his stories at www.mercurynews.com/richard-scheinin and follow him at www.twitter.com/RealEstateRagRYAN O'HARADate of birth: Jan. 13, 1969Grew up: Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades neighborhoodCurrent position: CEO, Move Inc. and Realtor.comPrevious jobs: President of content, distribution and sales, Madison Square Garden Co., New York; president and CEO, Topps Co., New York; president, TV Guide Network and tvguide.com, Hollywood; director of interactive strategy, BSkyB, London; brand associate, Nestle, Glendale, CaliforniaEducation: Stanford University, 1991, B.A.with major in economics; Harvard Business School, 1997, Master of Business AdministrationFamily: Married with two childrenResidence: Palo Alto5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT RYAN O'HARA1.
It was a large group of people, too many cooks in the kitchen, and that diluted the overall vision.The Hollywood Reporter says that Warner Bros. executive Jon Berg and DC s Chief Content Officer Geoff Johns will soon start co-running DC Films.They ll produce the movies and generally manage the cohesive vision, while also giving filmmakers plenty of room to make their own movies.This is just the latest major shake-up after Batman v Superman failed to meet WB's significant expectations.It s going to be a profitable film, but not an undeniable smash; more crucially, it didn t generate the kind of groundswell of excitement the studio hoped for.First Suicide Squad, the next film on the slate, underwentsignificant reshoots.
IMAX Corp., best known for extra-large movie screens, is now betting on a far more intimate viewing format: virtual reality.The company, later this year, will begin launching VR experiences in locations such as multiplexes and malls, using its connections with movie theaters and Hollywood talent along with new partnerships in the tech community to build the new business.IMAX is planning to launch six VR locations world-wide this year, starting with one in Los Angeles.IMAX Chief Executive Richard Gelfond said the move into VR is part of a larger strategy to expand the company s brand beyond movies.Mr. Gelfond said he was particularly interested in developing VR content tied to film franchises, making it natural for movie-theater patrons to try.We ll be able to leap five years ahead of what most people can do in their homes, said Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint.
It was a large group of people, too many cooks in the kitchen, and that diluted the overall vision.The Hollywood Reporter says that Warner Bros. executive Jon Berg and DC s Chief Content Officer Geoff Johns will soon start co-running DC Films.They ll produce the movies and generally manage the cohesive vision, while also giving filmmakers plenty of room to make their own movies.This is just the latest major shake-up after Batman v Superman failed to meet WB's significant expectations.It s going to be a profitable film, but not an undeniable smash; more crucially, it didn t generate the kind of groundswell of excitement the studio hoped for.First Suicide Squad, the next film on the slate, underwentsignificant reshoots.
Google has announced it is working with IMAX to create a 360-degree camera capable of creating high-quality cinema-grade video.Speaking in a VR-based address on day 2 at Google I/O, the head of VR Clay Bavor said Google s work within its Jump platform had attracted the attention of Hollywood.Currently, Jump and the $15,000 Odyssey rig pictured is geared towards creating footage for YouTube to be viewed on Google Cardboard headsets.Related: 10 Things Google didn't announce at Google I/OToday's announcement via VentureBeat comes amid a warning from Steven Spielberg, that VR technology could be dangerous for film-making.I just hope it doesn t forget the story when it starts enveloping us in a world that we can see all around us and make our own choices to look at.Elsewhere, Google also revealed that Jump rigs will be available to YouTube creators through its Spaces studios in LA and New York City.
On the TV front, there is once again no new originals from the digital network this month, but Amazon does offer subscribers quick-and-easy access to two new series from CBS.The company gives access to the network s latest summer shows American Gothic and Braindead, making episodes streamable just days after they first hit TV screens nationwide.Noteworthy films coming to Amazon Prime in June are largely blasts from the past, including classic comedy Wayne s World, Clint Eastwood s The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and the romantic comedies Runaway Bride and Rules of Attraction for those gearing up for wedding season.Those looking for something newer on the long-play format are encouraged to check out two relativelty recent biopics: The Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, and Trumbo, a Brian Cranston-helmed drama about Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted in the late-1940s for his political beliefs.Follow us below for the list of the best new titles coming to Amazon Prime Instant in April.TVDownton Abbey Season 6 Lego Ninjago Season 1 Mr Robot Season 1 Braindead Season 1 The Good Wife Season 7 American Gothic Season 1
DT s entertainment show, Between the Streams, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and of course dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was.Sure, there s the possibly disastrous Warcraft film, the critically panned Angry Birds film which opens this weekend , and you may have even seen some pretty intriguing trailers for Michael Fassbender s new Assassin s Creed movie.While Angry Birds was a big stretch, it seems nearly impossible to make an actual film about falling blocks, but don t tell that to Chinese media exec Bruno Wu and producer Larry Kasanoff of True Lies fame , who are said to be pitching an $80 million joint venture about the hit game of old.The icing on the cake is director/writer Shane Black, who has created some of the best action films and buddy flicks in the genre, from the Lethal Weapon franchise to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.In other words, there will be no movie magic to bring Schwarzenegger s iconic original character back to the franchise in his youth via CGI.Other topics this week vary from Harley Quinn s own DC Comics spinoff film, to a Star Wars film hoax, to Daniel Craig s stepping down as Bond for a possible ascent to the throne by Mr. Tom Hiddleston, aka Loki himself.
News today out of The Wall Street Journal says that the company will install virtual reality stations into cinema multiplexes and shopping malls, allowing customers to pay for a premium VR experience without springing for costly home hardware and software.IMAX will debut the first of the locations in Los Angeles this year, drawing on the Hollywood proximity for partnerships and content, with another five stations planned for worldwide deployment before the year is up.China is said to be a big target beyond that, although given the hopeful spread of VR, we could see these pop up everywhere before long.As a filmmaker, IMAX s location-based VR offering presents an exciting opportunity to transport audiences even further into the worlds we create," said director Michael Bay Transformers .It won't be cheap, however: IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond tells the Journal that the experiences should last about 10 minutes apiece at a cost of US$7-10 £5-7 , which is a lot pricier for the time offered than viewing one of the flat, non-interactive films that will be showing nearby.IMAX will utilize the StarVR headset developed by game maker Starbreeze in conjunction with Acer, as the high-end hardware - which promises a 210-degree field of vision, nearly double that of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive - isn't designed for home consumer usage.
Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Chelsea Handler, Taylor Swift, The Rock, BJ Novak - the list goes on and on.Is Hollywood disrupting mobile distribution, and ultimately the application of Silicon Valley s emerging technology?But it s important to know, before they stamped Kim Kardashian s brand on the game, Glu Mobile ironed out all the kinks to the addictive game loop with Stardom Hollywood.What these numbers are pointing to, reports The Mary Sue a guide to gaming for geek girls , is an underserved market for games specifically geared toward women.The popular email newsletter rallied its readership of Skim bassadors because of its wit and daily digest on current events, building and serving its loyal subscribers as the publication s first priority.Without a doubt, branded content gives mobile apps more visibility, which increases user acquisition.
By now, many of us are well aware of the benefits to be gained from taking a tech break — and of course, that extends to some of the busiest and most plugged-in people: celebrities.And for public figures who are barraged with messages, comments and emails from people on a regular basis, those effects likely feel heightened.Actress Kerry Washington is no exception.The Scandal star — and notorious live-tweeter — recently announced that she was disconnecting from social media in order to reconnect with the outside world.Feeling called to be a bit more quiet and still.Below are some genius insights from Hollywood s most notable figures on the importance of taking a break:Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesC Flanigan via Getty ImagesAdela Loconte via Getty ImagesBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty ImagesDave Kotinsky via Getty ImagesKevin Mazur via Getty ImagesJason LaVeris via Getty ImagesTristan Fewings via Getty ImagesKevin Winter via Getty Images
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