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Tom Holland was drunk when he convinced Bob Iger to save Spider-Man

Tom Holland visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday to promote his upcoming film, Spies in Disguise. But Holland soon found himself talking about his role as Peter Parker in Spider-Man.

Just a few weeks earlier, Disney CEO Bob Iger was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and claimed Holland was responsible for saving the Spider-Man partnership between Sony and Marvel. Initially Sony, who owns the rights to Spider-Man, had said that Holland would not be appearing in anymore Marvel Comic Universe (MCU) films.

Holland explained that upon hearing that the studios were going their separate ways, he emailed Iger to thank him for bringing Spider-Man into the MCU. Apparently Iger was so touched by the email he called Holland back three days later. 

At the time of the call, Holland was enjoying a trivia night with his family at a local pub. “I'm three pints in,” recalled Holland, [I] haven't eaten much and I get a phone call from an unknown number and I have a feeling, ‘I think this is Bob Iger?’ But I'm drunk.”

While Tom didn’t really give many details about the drunken conversation, he did admit that he was quite emotional. “I weeped,” admitted Holland. “I was really emotional, because I felt like it was all coming to an end.”

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Kamala Harris already getting VP consideration from Dem frontrunners

On The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell Wednesday night , Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren joined fellow candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, in saying she’d consider Kamala Harris for Vice President. Harris had just dropped out of the race a day earlier, citing fundraising issues.

When asked if Harris would be on her short list for VP, Warren replied, “Oh yeah. I mean look, Kamala Harris would be on any Democrat’s short list. She’s smart, she’s confident…”

Warren added that she and Harris have a long history of working together, well before Harris was a Senator.

“You know, I started working with Kamala back during the housing crisis when she was Attorney General of California and I was setting up the consumer agency,” Warren said, “and boy she was a tough advocate for families.”

And though Harris is no longer running for president, she’ll still be fulfilling her duties as a Senator, and Warren thinks we’ll be seeing a lot more of Harris in the future.

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: A Raisin in the Sun opens at the Weekend Theater; Miracle musical onstage in Benton - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Hendrix College Choir performs in the\ annual Candlelight Carol Service, today through Sunday in the Conway college's Greene Chapel. Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Nelson Chenault

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:


A Raisin in the Sun

A black family in 1950s Chicago, about to receive a big insurance check following the death of the family's patriarch, grapple with issues of identity, class, value, race and love in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Dec. 13-14 and 19-21, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. Tickets are $16, $12 for students, senior citizens and military. Visit centralarkansastickets.com; call (501) 374-3761 or visit weekendtheater.org.

Skyla Conger (left) plays Doris Walker with Amelia Lisowe as her daughter, Susan, in the Royal Players' production of Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical. Matthew Burns Photography

Miracle on Market Street

A divorcee and ambitious career woman who works at New York's Macy's department store and her daughter learn the true nature of Santa Claus and the meaning of Christmas in Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical. The Royal Players stage the show at 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 15 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Tickets are $15; $12 senior citizens 60 and older, members of the military and college students with valid ID; $6 for K-12 students. Visit theroyalplayers.ticketleap.com or theroyaltheatre.org; call (501) 315-5483.

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Colorado Springs area art events starting Dec. 5 | Arts & Entertainment - Colorado Springs Gazette



First Friday — 5-8 p.m. Friday, art walk, entertainment, galleries open, downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, Cañon City; downtowncs.com, shopoldcoloradocity.com, canoncity.com.

Second Floor Studios Holiday Show — Opens 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14, Second Floor Studios, 2418 W. Colorado Ave.; 321-2222, .

Fine Art Show and Sale — Opens 3-8 p.m. Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 14, 1-6 p.m. Dec. 15, 1C Barn Event Center, 16570 Dancing Wolf Way; 231-9935, .

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Dual Yule: Christmas entertainment double-header Saturday at the Ricks - Greenfield Daily Reporter

GREENFIELD — It’s a dual-Yule on Saturday with back-to-back Christmas performance celebrations at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St., in downtown Greenfield.

At 4 p.m., Greenfield Sertoma presents Christmastide Celebration 2019. Themed “Hometown Christmas,” the Brandywine Wind concert band — under the direction of Jerry Bell — will perform a selection of holiday favorites.

“Our concert will be one hour long,” Bell said. “Perfect for families.”

On the playlist for this year’s repertoire is the theme song from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and Christmas hits from the 1950s. New this year is a vocal trio, headed by Brandywine Wind regular Anita Workman and accompanied by Noelle Russell and Amy Studabaker for “White Christmas,” “The Christmas Song” and a medley that includes a jazzy version of “Let It Snow!”

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