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Giannis Antetokounmpo on Staying Humble and What His Late Dad Would Think of New Film 'Rise' (Exclusive)
basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, there is one thing that makes him the most proud of all that he's achieved, and that's fatherhood.The 27-year-old NBA pro spoke with ET on the red carpet at the premiere of the new Disney+ biopic — which tells the story of his inspiring journey — and he opened up about the family he's made with girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger. «It’s the one of the biggest accomplishments I’ve accomplished in my life so far,» Giannis said of his two sons — Liam, 2, and Maverick, 10 months. «I love my kids to death, would do anything for them, the way, you know, my dad did for me and hopefully I can be as loving a father as my dad was to me.» follows the story of Giannis' parents -- Vera and Charles Antetokounmpo — and their five children, as they strive to make a life for themselves in Athens before their children realize their natural talent at basketball and pursue their dreams in the US.Giannis — as well as his brothers Thanasis and Kostas — have gone on to NBA stardom under the guidance of their parents.However, their father, Charles, died in September 2017 at the age of 54.«I hope that he's extremely proud of what we accomplished and who we've become as human beings, on and off the court,» Giannis said of his late father.«And the way that we shared our movie with the world, the way that he’s being portrayed in the movie, I think he will be proud,» he added. «And I know that he’s watching us.» premieres exclusively on June 24 on Disney+.
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'Hocus Pocus 2' Gets Release Date as Disney Unveils First Footage
, and shared the first footage from the highly-anticipated sequel to the Halloween-time classic, during the studio's upfronts presentation Tuesday. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy all reprise their roles as the evil Sanderson Sisters of Salem in the film, due out on Disney+ September 30.In the rough-cut footage shared Tuesday, two young girls are seen lighting the Black Flame Candle, which summons the witches as Midler screams, «Lock up your children! Yes, Salem, we're back!»The sisters then break out into song, a cover of Elton John's «The B***h* Is Back» while Billy Butcherson reprised by Doug Jones, and Sam Richardson — who joined the sequel — appear. Tony Hale, who plays the mayor of Salem is also seen in the teaser.ET previously reported that the film will «see three young women accidentally bringing the Sanderson Sisters back to modern-day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world.»Rounding out the cast is Whitney Peak as Becca, Lilia Buckingham as Cassie and Belissa Escobedo as Izzy, three young women in present-day Salem who incite the wrath of the three witches, as well as Hannah Waddingham, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Paige Henderson and Nina Kitchen, who also appear in the new film.ET spoke to Richardson at the Independent Spirit Awards in March, where he gushed over the «surreal experience» of joining some of the original cast for the film's second installment.«It was incredible.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea rumoured to appear in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has a cameo in upcoming series Obi-Wan Kenobi, according to reports.The Star Wars spin-off, set to be released on Disney+ on May 27, is set 10 years after events in 2005’s Revenge Of The Sith, where Kenobi witnessed his Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker turn to the dark side.According to Star Wars News Net, sources have said Flea, real name Michael Balzary, will make an appearance in the series in an unknown role.Rupert Friend, who plays the Grand Inquisitor in Obi-Wan Kenobi, recently teased in an interview with Hey U Guys that the show will feature “wonderful cameos”.“I think it’s one of the most thrilling additions to the Star Wars canon,” Friend said. “I think Ewan McGregor is doing things with that role that is a dream for fans of the original films… we can’t obviously have Alec Guinness back, but I just think Ewan was absolutely born to play that part.“But wonderful cameos from people I obviously can’t tell you, Easter eggs galore and… yeah, it’s a thrilling ride.”Flea has made numerous appearances in film and television over the years, including Back To The Future Part II, The Big Lebowski and minor voice roles in Pixar films Inside Out and Toy Story 4.He’s also set to appear in director Damien Chazelle’s (La La Land, Whiplash) upcoming film Babylon, starring alongside Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Tobey Maguire as Charlie Chaplin.
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