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Kris Kristofferson tribute concert to air Friday on SiriusXM

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June 19 (UPI) — SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel is celebrating Kris Kristofferson‘s birthday.

The satellite radio station will air two programs celebrating Kristofferson in honor of the singer’s 84th birthday, which falls Monday.

For the Good Times: An Outlaw Country Cruise Tribute to Kris Kristofferson, a 90-minute live tribute concert recorded on the Outlaw Country Cruise earlier this year, will air on Outlaw Country beginning Friday.

For the Good Times is hosted by W. Earl Brown and features performances from Lucinda Williams, Raul Malo, Steve Earle, Carlene Carter, Shooter Jennings and other artists. Kristofferson also joins the group to perform “Why Me.”

For the Good Times will first air Friday at 8 p.m. EDT, with replays to take place Saturday at 8 a.m. EDT, Sunday at noon EDT and Monday at noon EDT and 10 p.m. EDT.

In addition, Earle’s SiriusXM show, Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio, will air a special episode featuring covers of Kristofferson’s songs. The episode includes Bob Dylan‘s version of “They Killed Him,” Waylon Jennings‘ rendition of “The Taker,” Janis Joplin‘s version of “Me and Bobby McGee” and other songs.

Earle will first air the episode Saturday at 9 p.m. EDT, with replays to take place Sunday at 9 a.m. EDT, Monday at 1 a.m. EDT and 11 a.m. EDT, Tuesday at midnight EDT and Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT.

Kristofferson released the album The Cedar Creek Sessions in 2016. He received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the CMA Awards in November.



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Aldis Hodge in talks to play Hawkman in Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’

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Sept. 26 (UPI) — The Invisible Man and Underground actor Aldis Hodge is in talks to play Hawkman in Black Adam, the comic-book adaptation starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular anti-hero.

Hodge’s casting negotiations were reported Friday by Variety, Deadline and EW.

Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra will helm the project in Georgia next year.

Hawkman is a winged warrior and member of the DC Comics superhero team Justice Society of America.

Noah Centineo was previously announced to play society member Atom Smasher.

Hodge’s other credits include Straight Outta Compton, One Night in Miami and Hidden Figures.

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Yara Shahidi to play Tinker Bell in Disney’s live-action ‘Peter Pan’

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Sept. 26 (UPI) — Grown-ish star and Black-ish alum Yara Shahidi is set to play the iconic fairy Tinker Bell in Disney‘s new live-action version of Peter Pan and Wendy.

Shahidi has joined a cast that includes Jude Law as Captain Hook, Alexander Molony as Peter Pan and Ever Anderson as Wendy.

Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery is helming the project.

Shahidi is the first woman of color to play Tinker Bell on screen.

Margaret Kerry was the live-action model on whom the sprite was based in the animated 1953 film classic, Peter Pan, while Julia Roberts played Tinker Bell in the live-action Hook and Ludivine Sagnier played the pixie in 2003’s Peter Pan.

The movies were all inspired by J.M. Barrie‘s 1904 play, Peter Pan, and/or his 1911 novelization of it, Peter and Wendy.

The tale follows the adventures of a boy who never grows up and the curious human children he squires away to the magical world of Neverland.

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Samuel L. Jackson to reprise Nick Fury role in Disney+ series

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Sept. 26 (UPI) — Samuel L. Jackson is set to reprise his Marvel Cinematic Universe character of Nick Fury in a possible series for Disney+.

If the show is officially green-lit, it would be Jackson’s first lead TV role.

Mr. Robot scribe Kyle Bradstreet is writing and will executive produce the Marvel Studios project about the Avengers handler.

No details have been released regarding additional casting, a timeline or plot for the show.

Jackson has played Fury in numerous Marvel films, as well as in the ABC series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, since 2008’s Iron Man.

Jackson’s other credits include Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, the Star Wars franchise, Snakes on a Plane, Unbreakable, Glass and Coach Carter.

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