'Blade' Director Steps Down

The Mahershala Ali-led Blade was set to begin production in November but now the crew is left without a director. Bassam Tariq, who was tapped to direct the project, stepped down from that role. He apparently is staying onboard the project but in an executive producer capacity. So far there is no word on a replacement director, but the film is scheduled to be released in November 2023.

Tom Hanks Rates His Flicks

If you ask Tom Hanks, he's only made four "pretty good" movies in his nearly 45-year acting career. In an interview with People, he talked about the difficulty in creating a film and the exorbitant amount of time it takes to shoot. "I've made a ton of movies (and I think four of them are pretty good, I think), and I'm still amazed at how films come together. From a flicker of an idea to the flickering image on screen, the whole process is a miracle," he said.

Katie Couric Reveals

Katie Couric is breast cancer free! The 65-year-old revealed the news in an open letter posted to her website. She apparently was diagnosed on the first day of summer and now has already wrapped up her final radiation treatment. "Please get your annual mammogram," she wrote. "I was six months late this time. I shudder to think what might have happened if I had put it off longer."

Let's Do the Time Warp Again

Just in time for Spooky Season, the cult classic, horror movie sendup, musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, is going on the road for a touring travel show featuring Barry Bostwick, who played Brad Majors in the original film. The midnight movie got its start in 1975, enduring as a crowd-pleasing, interactive live show with audience call-and-response antics and performers acting out the scenes and songs dressed up in full costume. The curtain goes up in Florida on October 1 before the show makes its way to theater venues from California to New York. Fan participation will be encouraged.