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James Cameron Pays Tribute to Friend, Collaborator James Horner

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Kevin Winter—Getty Images Director James Cameron, singer Leona Lewis and composer James Horner arrive at the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Avatar" at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on December 16, 2009 in Hollywood, California

"It's sad and shocking, and it's such a waste"

In the wake of composer James Horner’s death, his old friend and partner-in-film James Cameron spoke fondly of their work together in an exclusive interview with People.

“It’s sad and shocking, and it’s such a waste in a way,” Oscar-winning director Cameron told the magazine. “We were looking forward to our next gig together.”

Horner had already committed to compose the scores for Cameron’s next three Avatar films. Avatar 2 is listed as his final credit.

According to People, the pair, who both won Academy Awards for their work on Titanic, first collaborated in 1980 on a small sci-film called Battle Beyond the Stars.

Horner died Monday in a plane crash north of Santa Barbara, Calif.

Read the full story from PEOPLE.com

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Here’s the Film Channing Tatum Wishes He Didn’t Do

“The script wasn’t any good"

Channing Tatum did not mince words when it came to discussing his role in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra during an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday.

“Look, I’ll be honest. I f–king hate that movie. I hate that movie,” the Magic Mike XXL star said of the 2009 film. “I was pushed into doing that movie. From Coach Carter, they signed me to a three-picture deal […] They give you the contract and they go, ‘Three-picture deal, here you go.’ And as a young [actor], you’re like, ‘Oh my god, that sounds amazing, I’m doing that!’”

As Tatum recalled, he had found success with other projects, when the studio called with G.I. Joe.

“The script wasn’t any good,” he said, adding that he’d watched the namesake cartoon growing up and wanted to play Snake Eyes in the film. “I didn’t want to do something that I thought was 1.) bad, and 2.) I just didn’t know if I wanted to be G.I. Joe.”

Still, Tatum told Stern he was “super lucky and blessed to have been given that film.”

“That was really not all that bad,” he added. “[But you have] no option. ‘You’re doing this or we’re gonna sue you.’”

Listen to Tatum and Stern discuss G.I. Joe in the clip below. Tatum also opened up about his involvement in a potential second Ghostbusters reboot, which you can read more about here.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

TIME Music

You Can Watch the Grateful Dead’s Final Shows on YouTube

Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead at 'Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia' on May 14, 2015.
Erik Kabik—Retna Ltd./MediaPunch/IPX/AP Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead at 'Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia' on May 14, 2015.

But you'll have to pay

Those unable to trek to Chicago or San Francisco to witness the conclusion of the Grateful Dead’s long, strange trip in person will be able to view the Grateful Dead’s final shows from their homes—or anywhere, really. Promoters Live Alliance announced that they will make the band’s final shows—two in Santa Clara on June 27 and 28 and three in Chicago on July 3, 4 and 5—available via YouTube. That means that any YouTube-connected device, ranging from computers to smartphones to gaming consoles, will be able to carry the concerts.

YouTube will broadcast the shows at youtube.com/dead50 and charge $19.95 for broadcasts of each of the Santa Clara gigs, and $29.95 for each of the Chicago ones. Because the shows sold out so quickly, promoters have gradually announced more and more ways to enjoy them remotely, including via pay-per-view, SiriusXM and at movie theaters.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

TIME Television

This Video of a Shark Entering a Diver’s Cage Will Get You Ready for Shark Week

Discovery is airing a Shark Week special on June 23 before the main event kicks off July 5

With a record 19 hours of primetime programming planned for this year, Shark Week has never been a bigger beast.

To celebrate, Discovery is diving deep into the annual summer TV event’s history with Shark Week Sharktacular, premiering Tuesday, June 23 at 10 p.m. The hour-long special, hosted by actor-director Eli Roth, will count down fans’ favorite moments from the past 27 years and sink its teeth into fan-submitted viral shark videos.

One of those viral videos, above, offers an alarming lesson for shark enthusiasts: shark-proof cages aren’t always shark-proof. “There are circumstances when the shark swims at the right angle that it just finds itself in the cage,” says marine biologist Tristan Guttridge. Because sharks can’t just swim backwards out of the cage, they try and free themselves with a death roll, putting divers at serious risk for harm.

“Now you’ve got a blender,” says shark researcher Michael Domeier, “with divers in the blender.”

See what happens when one shark gets stuck in the footage, above, and catch Shark Week when it returns July 5.

TIME Books

Here’s What New Information J.K. Rowling Revealed on Pottermore

Including heartwarming new details on Hagrid and Dumbledore

J.K. Rowling resurrected her legions of Harry Potter fans last year when she posted a new story about what Potter and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army were up to in their 30s. Since then, she posted a story last Halloween and bits of information throughout Christmas.

On Tuesday, fans were pleased to find some new information pegged to the release of the Deathly Hallows chapters on the site. They could find insight on the Dursleys, The Sword of Gryffindor and Hatstalls (those whose sorting took more than five minutes because the Sorting Hat found them equipped for different Hogwarts houses). The bulk of new information comes in the forms of “Alchemy” and “Extension Charms.”

In the latter, Rowling explains that this charm, which Hermione used to enhance the small handbag she carried in Deathly Hallows, was unlawfully used by Hermione: “As the latter played no insignificant part in the defeat of the greatest Dark wizard of all time, no charges have been brought” by the Ministry of Magic.

In “Alchemy,” Rowling explains “the search for the Philosopher’s Stone, which would turn base metal into gold and give the possessor eternal youth,” and provides some background on the relevance of alchemy in the Potter series. “The colours red and white are mentioned many times in old texts on alchemy,” she writes, explaining that some interpret that these colors symbolize base metal and gold, representing “two different sides of human nature.”

These colors inspired the names of two relevant characters in the Potter series: “Rubeus (red) Hagrid and Albus (white) Dumbledore…both hugely important to Harry,” Rowling writes. “Seem to me to represent two sides of the ideal father figure he seeks; the former is warm, practical and wild, the latter impressive, intellectual, and somewhat detached.”

Rowling also notes that Hermione never took advantage of the opportunity to research alchemy in the Hogwarts library. “Perhaps she feels (as Harry and Ron certainly do) that, far from wishing to make another Philosopher’s Stone, they would be happy never to se another one in their lives.”

Pottermore users can click around the Deathly Hallows chapters to find new information, unlock it and read it themselves. A couple hints: Take a look at “Splinched” and “Dragon Flight.”

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See the First Photo From Independence Day Resurgence

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Almost two decades later, we get our first glimpse of the sequel

Fox has officially named the Independence Day sequel Independence Day Resurgence and released the first photos from the set.

Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth and Vivica A. Fox have all been cast in the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster, though star Will Smith will not return. It is set to be released in 2016, nearly 20 years after the original broke box office records for the biggest opening of all time. (The Lost World: Jurassic Park broke that record one year later, extra incentive for Independence Day Resurgence to try to steal Jurassic World‘s new box office milestone.)

The first image is of a “Moon Tug,” a forklift Liam Hemsworth’s character operates on the moon.

TIME Media

These Taylor Truthers Think the Apple Feud Was a PR Stunt

It worked out so well. Almost too well...

After pop superstar Taylor Swift and Apple resolved their spat about music royalty rates over the weekend, both sides came out looking golden.

Apple had been planning not to pay artists during a three-month free trial period of its upcoming streaming service, Apple Music. The company swiftly about-faced, however, after the singer wrote a post Sunday demanding Apple pay up.

After the dust settled, Swift came out looking like a champion for her fellow artists, while Apple appeared open to making big changes when faced with mounting pressure. Apple also came out of the ordeal with more public interest in Apple Music, which launches June 30 but was announced to fairly muted fanfare.

In short, both sides won — a rare outcome in business negotiations. It was, at the very least, a savvy PR campaign by Swift to build public support for her cause and an effective response by Apple. But some people — let’s call them Taylor Truthers — think the two sides may have been in cahoots all along:

Meanwhile, former Pandora executive Tom Conrad deemed the so-called dispute “mostly theater.” Conrad pointed out that competitors such as Pandora, Spotify and YouTube already pay artists even for users who don’t pony up for their music.

Whatever the case, the entire episode speaks to the power of Swift’s brand. When she speaks about the future of the music business, people listen.

TIME movies

Watch New Spider-Man Tom Holland Show Off His Web-Slinger Stunts

The 19-year-old demonstrates his gymnastic skills on Instagram

Nineteen-year-old British actor Tom Holland will become the next Spider-Man, and he can do whatever a spider can. Before Marvel and Sony made the casting announcement official on Tuesday, Holland posted a series of Instagram videos two days ago showing off his stunt work.

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Holland will most likely appear first as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 before getting his own film in 2017.

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Here’s Your New Spider-Man

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Steve Granitz — WireImage Tom Holland arrives at the 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 5, 2013 in Palm Springs, California.

Marvel and Sony have chosen their new web-slinger

British actor Tom Holland (The Impossible) will play Peter Parker in the next Spider-Man franchise, Marvel Studios and Sony announced Tuesday, defying some fans’ calls for a non-white Spidey.

This will be the second reboot of the Spider-Man series since Tobey Maguire played the character in the early 2000s. Andrew Garfield put on the iconic blue and red outfit for the 2012 rethink and now Sony, which has long held the movie right to Spider-Man, will team up with Marvel Studios to incorporate Spidey into the successful Avengers films.

Holland, 19, will likely make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 with a standalone film premiering the following year, to be directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car).

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The casting decision comes just a day after Marvel Comics announced that Miles Morales, not Peter Parker, would be the one and only Spider-Man in the all-new Marvel Universe this fall. Morales, unlike Parker, is black and Hispanic.

Some fans of the comic books lobbied online for Marvel Studios to make a similar pivot and diversify its mainly-white Avengers cast when it rebooted the Spider-Man movies, with a long-running campaign to draft Donald Glover, the Community actor who voices the hero in the animated series The Amazing Spider-Man, for the role.

The actor told Yahoo Movies he’d be willing to take the role and a #donald4spiderman hashtag trended both before Garfield won the role and again before Holland was named the latest iteration.

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Ricky Gervais’ The Office Movie Spinoff Is Coming to the U.S.

Ricky Gervais will star in a mockumentary based on his The Office character

David Brent is coming to America. Open Road Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Life on the Road, a mockumentary based on Ricky Gervais’ awesomely obnoxious Office character. In the new film, a documentary crew follows the former regional manager of Wernham-Hogg paper as he pursues his dreams of being a rockstar during a self-financed tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion.

“David Brent getting a big U.S. theatrical release? He can die happy now. (Spoiler alert—he does not die in this movie),” Gervais joked in a press release.

“Ricky Gervais is a comic genius and we can’t wait to see where he takes this beloved character,” Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg said in a statement.

The film will open Aug. 19, 2016 in the U.K., with a U.S. debut to follow.

Get excited…

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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