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The band For King & Country calls for a “Ceasefire” in their new music video from the ‘Ben-Hur’ soundtrack.

“We are so honored that For King & Country have allowed us to use their beautiful song for our film ‘Ben-Hur,'” said executive producer Roma Downey. “Our country today is filled with so much anger, tension and violence and this song and our film spread a message of forgiveness and reconciliation that is needed now more than ever.”

‘Ben-Hur’ is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur. He’s a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala, an officer in the Roman army.  Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves, Judah is forced into slavery.  After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.  The film is based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ”.  Also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.

Check out For King and Country’s powerful music video below. ‘Ben-Hur’ is in theaters August 19, 2016.

pippa-middleton-james-matthews-marriageThe Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton, is engaged to hedge fund manager James Matthews.

The Press Association’s royal reporter Twitter account announced that the couple will be wed in 2017. It also reports that Pippa’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton are “absolutely thrilled,” while Kate and brother-in-law Prince William are “absolutely delighted” to hear the news.

Matthews reportedly proposed during a trip to England’s Lake District. The pair has been together for about a year but have previously been on an doff since 2012.

The engagement took the 32-year-old completely by surprise but Pippa accepted it at once. Matthews, 40, asked Pippa’s father for permission for his daughter’s hand before popping the question.

The stunning engagement ring is taking social media by storm, but so far the designer behind it has not stepped forward. London jewelers are already weighing in saying it is a timeless and practical piece.

This comes five years after Pippa stood at her sister’s fairy-tale wedding.  Pippa was her sister’s bridesmaid and garnered her own headlines with her eye-catching gown.

Pippa is already excited to be planning her own nuptials. While it won’t be as high profile as the royal wedding, there will still be plenty of speculation and excitement. Fashionistas are already predicting who will design the wedding gown!

 

 

misty-copeland-Onstage-as-an-odalisque-in-Le-Corsaire.-Photo-Credit-Rosalie-O’ConnorMisty Copeland will star in Disney’s upcoming live action movie of “The Nutcracker,” playing the lead ballerina role in the sole dance sequence in the film.

The live action project will be called “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and is based on the 1816 story “The Nutcrackers and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann. The classic story is about a young girl named Clara who, on Christmas Eve, receives a wooden nutcracker from her godfather. When Clara goes to check on her new toy later that night, the clock strikes midnight. Suddenly the nutcracker grows to life size, and Clara finds herself in the middle of a battle between gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

Since its initial debut in 1892, The Nutcraker has become a holiday season staple performed by major professional dance companies and amateur dancers alike. It has been adapted for screen a handful of times before, but with little success. Disney is hoping to change that.

Mark Gordon will be producing the movie. His work includes “Saving Private Ryan,”  “2012,” “Steve Jobs,” and the upcoming “War Dogs.” The film will be directed by Lasse Hallstorm and was written by Ashleigh Powell. Lindy Goldstein, Sam Dickerman and Sara Smith are also joining the staff for the film.

Copeland made the announcement to her followers on Instagram by sending out a photo of a copy of the film’s script with her name branded across the front.

‘I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom,’ Misty wrote on the post on Wednesday.

Copeland was the first African American woman to be the principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre last year, giving her widespread recognition. She also was the subject of the 2015 documentary “A Ballerina’s Tale.”

entertainment-remote-tvWe’re halfway through 2016 and it has been a great year for TV so far. Which of your favorite shows are getting cancelled and renewed in the upcoming months, though? Here are notable shows that have ever been renewed, canceled, or are set to end after the current season.

Netflix:

Renewed: Fuller House, House of Cards, Love, Peaky Blinders, The Ranch, Orange is the New Black

Canceled: The Fall, Hemlock Grove, Derek

NBC:

Renewed: The Voice, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Dateline NBC, Law & Order: SVU, Blindspot, The Blacklist

Canceled/Ended: Mr. Robinson, The Player, Telenovela, Truth Be Told, Crowded, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris

ABC:

Renewed: 20/20, American’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise, Fresh Off the Boat, Dancing with the Stars, How to Get Away with Murder, Shark Tank, Black-ish

Cancelled: The Family, Agent Carter, Castle, Uncle Buck, Of Kings and Prophets, Nashville

CBS:

Renewed: NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, 2 Broke Girls, Supergirl, Survivor, Undercover Boss, Criminal Minds

Cancelled: CSI: Cyber, The Good Wife, Mike & Molly, Person of Interest, Limitless

Fox:

Renewed: New Girl, Sleepy Hallow, The Simpsons, Lucifer, Family Guy, Empire, Bones, Bob’s Burgers

Cancelled: American Idol, Grandfathered, Minority Report, Second Chance

The CW

Renewed: Arrow, The Glash, Jane the Virgin, Reign, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural 

Cancelled/Ended: Beauty and the Beast, America’s Next Top Model, Containment

HBO

Renewed: Ballers, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Girls, Vice

Cancelled: Togetherness, Vinyl, The Brink

Other Cable/Streaming Notables:

Renewed: American Horror Story (FX), Doctor Who (BBC), Fargo (FX), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX), The Mindy Project (Hulu), Suits (USA), The Walking Dead (AMC), Homeland (Showtime)

Cancelled/Ended: The Soup (E!), The Awesomes (Hulu), MythBusters (Discovery), House of Lies (Showtime)

These are just a few of the many shows that are being renewed this year, with a lot of surprise cancellations as well. Don’t see your favorite show? Leave a comment below and let us know what you would like to see renewed or canceled.

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