Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is teaming up with “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah to bring his memoir, “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” to the big screen.
“When I read @TrevorNoah's ‘Born A Crime,’ I could not put the book down,” the Kenyan actress shared on Instagram Thursday. “Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation! #BornACrime”
Sparkly figure skating commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and their reserved and understated broadcast partner Terry Gannon, will host NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday — billed as “the after-party at the Olympics.”
The trio will be on site in PyeongChang, South Korea, “to call the pageantry and spectacle” of the ceremony, which will featuring the Parade of Nations, interviews, profiles and musical performances, NBC said in a statement.
Lipinski and Weir broke the news Wednesday night after teasing to it all day on social media. Lipinski said Gannon had already added a jewel to his microphone to keep up with his flashy partners.
“Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift: The opportunity to share this film, that we poured our hearts and souls into, with you,” he wrote in a letter shared by Marvel on Tuesday evening.
In the private dining room of Lucques in West Hollywood on Tuesday night, there was plenty of excitement as guests celebrated New York-based jewelry company David Yurman’s partnership with Academy Award winner and advocate Geena Davis as executive producers on an upcoming documentary examining gender bias in Hollywood.
So how does it feel to be named a “Maverick of Hollywood” by Esquire magazine?
“I don’t like to put a label on things, but I feel honored,” said Donald Glover, the “Atlanta” actor-creator and Grammy winner featured as this month’s cover star.
“Oh my God, it’s the first time I’ve ever been called a maverick in any context — and then a ‘Maverick of Hollywood’ — by Esquire. That’s a pretty good first maverick,” said Kumail Nanjiani, star and co-writer of “The Big Sick,” adding that the year has been satisfying and wonderful, but also overwhelming. “I don’t know where we go from here.”