ECW Original New Jack (Jerome Young) has reportedly passed away at the age of 58.
New Jack passed away this afternoon after suffering a heart attack in North Carolina. His wife Jennifer informed PWInsider of the passing. The passing was also confirmed by Jack’s official Facebook page.
Jack is most known for his run in the original ECW, but he also had notable stints with SMW, XPW and various indie promotions. He also multiple made appearances for TNA. He was a three-time ECW World Tag Team Champion. The hardcore star has been retired for a few years now.
Stay tuned for updates.
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Netflix on Thursday unveiled the premiere date and a slew of first-look photos for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, the CG-animated new series from Kevin Smith that offers a new take on the He-Man universe. The five-episode Part 1 of the series based on the Mattel character will bow on the streamer Friday, July 23.
Smith is executive producer and showrunner of the series, produced by Mattel Television. He said the new Masters of the Universe is set up as the next episode of the original animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which aired from 1983-85
In the new series, following a cataclysmic battle between He-Man and Skeletor, Eternia is fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. And after decades of secrets tore them apart, it’s up to Teela to reunite the broken band of heroes, and solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe.
The voice cast includes Mark Hamill as the evil Skeletor, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela, Chris Wood as Prince Adam / He-Man, and Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn. Liam Cunningham, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Henry Rollins, Alicia Silverstone, Justin Long, longtime Smith collaborator Jason Mewes, Phil LaMarr, Tony Todd, Cree Summer, Kevin Michael Richardson and Kevin Conroy also are in the voice cast.
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Darby Allen and Sting Were Stopped by the Police Multiple Times While Filming The Street Fight Match
While appearing on ESPN’s Sportsnation, Allin detailed his experience producing the cinematic Street Fight a few months ago.
“My entrance I was filming for the pay-per-view [at AEW Revolution] with Sting, we were filming that entrance, and we got pulled over three times by the cops,” Allin revealed.
Recalling the reaction of the cops, Allin said: “They just saw me skating down the street. It was like three in the morning, and I was in my face paint, speeding in a truck, and they were like, ‘What’s going on here?!’ And I was like, ‘It’s for professional wrestling, AEW.'”
When asked by Charly Arnolt [Charly Caruso] to delve into his friendship with Tony Hawk, Allin said he has known the skateboarding icon for a decade.
“I used to film stunts for him back in 2011, way before I stepped into a wrestling ring,” Allin said. “Fast forward all these years later, this kid who used to film stunts for him… he ended up seeing me as a professional wrestler so I kinda came full circle. I started skating with him, going to his warehouse and it was a crazy time.”
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Ellen DeGeneres tells The Hollywood Reporter that she plans to end her long-running daytime talk show in 2022.
"When you're a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged -- and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it's just not a challenge anymore," DeGeneres told THR in an interview published Wednesday.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is currently in Season 18. The show will wrap after Season 19, according to the report. DeGeneres will discuss her decision in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, scheduled to air on Thursday's episode.
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A&E recently released a documentary based on the life of WWE Hall Of Famer Randy Savage and it was not received well whatsoever.
Eric Bischoff has given his opinion regarding the documentary as well. While speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, Bischoff talked about the Randy Savage documentary, stating that he was embarrassed to be a part of it.
"I’m embarrassed that I was a part of that [the Macho Man A&E documentary] as well. Just so people understand and know both Mrs. B and I shot those segments while I was still working with WWE and both of us still living in Stamford a year and a half ago. I thought because I’ve been involved with so many WWE projects, and I hope to continue to be involved, maybe or maybe not because I’m pretty vocal about my opinions sometimes. I like to think my criticism is constructive, and I don’t like to pick on individuals, but had I known what this biography was going to be, neither my wife or I would have participated. Had I known they were going to put Bubba the f***ing Love Sponge in this thing, I would have said thank you, but no thank you.”
Savage and Bischoff have history as Bischoff was the one to bring Savage to WCW from WWE in 1994. The aforementioned documentary has been slammed for its portrayal of Randy Savage and the use of people who Savage didn’t have the best relationships with around the time of his demise.
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From Deadline: In the first big casting to Rian Johnson’s upcoming sequel to Knives Out, Sources tell Deadline Dave Bautista is set to join Daniel Craig in the next installment, which Netflix recently landed the rights too in a monumental deal. Deadline first reported in March that Netflix was closing a deal north of $400 million for the next two installments, a historic deal for streamers. Johnson is back to write and direct the pic and will produce with his partner Ram Bergman with Craig reprising the role of super sleuth Benoit Blanc.Netflix had no comment.
Plot details are unknown at this time other then Craig returning to solve another mystery revolving around a large cast of suspects. It is also unknown who Bautista will be playing in the pic. Production is set to start this summer in Greece.
The long-gestating He-Man reboot has returned to the back burner for a while as Sony is looking to fill the lead role once again and their sights are focused squarely on Chris Hemsworth.
According to Daniel Richtman and his Patreon page, Sony would like Chris Hemsworth to lift the Sword of Power and utter those famous lines, “By the power of Grayskull. I have the power!” It’s not the first time Hemsworth has been mentioned in the same breath as He-Man, but it is kind of surprising since Sony already had their He-Man.
Nearly a decade ago, Chris Hemsworth’s name began to appear alongside He-Man. He was on director Jon M. Chu’s wish list but at the time, Hemsworth pretty much took himself out of the running. During a 2012 interview with Empire Magazine, Hemsworth first acknowledged the fact that Dolph Lundgren, who played Prince Adam in the 1987 feature Masters of the Universe, felt Hemsworth would be perfect for the role. But then Hemsworth stated via NME, “I can’t play He-Man, it’s pretty much Thor, isn’t it?”
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Zac Snyder was asked recently if fans should maintain hope that he’ll get to make the two Justice League sequels that he had planned, but his comments about the studio seem to kill that dream, dead. He said:
"I would think about it this way. Yes, Warner Bros. has been aggressively anti-Snyder, if you will. And that’s… what can you say? What can I say? Clearly they’re not interested in my take. But I would also say that they certainly weren’t interested in my take on Justice League. They certainly made decisions about that. And I love the characters, and I love the worlds, and I think it’s an amazing place to make a movie. It’s glorious IP. So there’s that. I don’t know what could be done as you go forward, other than, I think the fan movement is so strong, and the fan community is so -- the intention is so pure. And I really have huge respect for it. I would hope that cooler heads would prevail with (Warner Bros.) and that they would see that there’s this massive fandom that wants more of that. But who knows what they’ll do?"
Zack Snyder will never fully come out and say to his fanbase to stop asking for more movies in the SnyderVerse. He respects their passion too much, and appreciates the undying support that they continue to show for his take on Justice League and that universe. But by admitting in this interview with ReelBlend co-host Jake Hamilton that the studio who holds the rights to the DC characters is “anti-Snyder” all but exclaims that the log-jam created by the studio between Snyder fans and their production pipeline is not going to clear any time soon.
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