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Viola Davis' Daughter Genesis Steals the Show at the Angry Birds Movie 2 Premiere. Viola Davis attended the premiere of The Angry Birds Movie 2 on Saturday but the real star of the red carpet was her daughter, Genesis Tennon. The 9-year-old is also a star in the movie itself; Genesis provides the voice of the character Vivi, a hatchling, in what marks her first credited acting role. In addition to Viola, the Oscar and Emmy winner's husband Julian Tennon also accompanied Genesis at the film's premiere in Los Angeles. Neither he nor his wife are featured themselves in the movie. When asked if her mom gave her some pro tips, Genesis told E! News, "She said, 'No matter people say, to keep moving forward.' And I'm gonna take that advice." Viola, who turned 54 on Sunday, had praised Genesis' work on the film on Twitter last week. The child previously was cast in a small part in the 2014 James Brown biopic Get On Up, which featured Viola in a major role and Julius, 65, in a minor one. When asked if she wants to continue pursing the craft, Genesis said, "Maybe." Other celebrity guests at the Angry Birds Movie 2 premiere included fellow cast members JoJo Siwa, Rachel Bloom, Dove Cameron, SNL's Leslie Jones and Beck Beckett. Fellow co-stars Sterling K. Brown and Josh Gad also made the premiere a family affair; the former actor brought along his wife and one of their sons, while the latter arrived with his wife and two daughters. The Angry Birds Movie 2 is set for release on Wednesday, August 14. (Eonline)

Friends Is Heading to the Big Screen for 25th Anniversary Celebration. Friends is heading to the big screen. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's premiere, Warner Bros. is teaming up with Fathom Events for "Friends 25th: The One With the Anniversary," a screening of 12 fan-favorite episodes over three nights. There will also be bonus content with the screenings, like interviews and other never-before-seen behind-the-scenes content. "We're thrilled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, a TV show that continues to impact culture and attract new fans from across generations," Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events, said in a statement. "Fans will have the opportunity to come together and look back on some of the most hilarious and emotional scenes from the acclaimed comedy -- this time in theaters." The event will take place in more than a thousand theaters in the United States over three nights on September 23, September 28 and October 2. "The cultural impact that Friends continues to have, 25 years after its premiere, is astounding, a true testament to the genius of Marta Kauffman, David Crane, Kevin Bright and the incredibly talented cast. It is so amazing to know that the series is still bringing people of all ages together. We could not be more excited to deliver these digitally remastered episodes to theaters -- for the first time ever! -- so that together, in a shared experience, our loyal fans can enjoy some of their favorite Friends scenes in a new way," Lisa Gregorian, president and chief marketing officer of Warner Bros. Television Group, said in a statement. The Fathom Events screening is just one of the many celebrations taking place to pay tribute to the beloved sitcom. Executive producers Marta Kaufman, David Crane and Kevin Bright will take place in a conversation and screening as part of Tribeca TV Festival in New York City on Friday, Sept. 13. "The One with the Embryos" and "The One Where Everybody Finds Out," selected by the creators and executive producers, will be the episodes screened before the panel discussion. Additionally, Warner Bros. TV is making a Friends pop-up experience in New York complete with props and set recreation and LEGO is releasing a Central Perk set. Yep, "the Rachel" is now a LEGO. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer, Friends ran for 10 seasons on NBC between 1994-2004. The series netted big bucks to land on Netflix, but it's already gearing up to move to a new streaming home: WarnerMedia's HBO Max launching in 2020. Friends made its TV debut on September 22, 1994. (Eonline)


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