Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: Aug. 3

Ronda Rousey to Star in Film Based on Her Autobiography
Following her dominating win in Brazil, where she knocked out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is making moves for her film career, and this latest project hits close to home.

Sony Dates 16 Films Including Two More ‘Bad Boys’ Sequels, ‘Jumanji’ Remake
Sony Pictures has set its slate through 2017 that include two more films in the “Bad Boys” franchise, a remake of “Jumanji,” the first installment in “The Dark Tower” franchise and sci-fi romance “Passengers,” starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.

‘Game of Thrones’ Casts Max von Sydow as Three-Eyed Raven for Season 6
The Three-Eyed Raven is getting a makeover in season six of “Game of Thrones” — Variety has confirmed that Max von Sydow will take over the role, which was originated by Struan Rodger in the season four finale of the HBO drama.

Frank Gifford, Sportscaster and NFL Hall of Famer, Dies at 84
Frank Gifford, the former New York Giants star who successfully transitioned to a long career as a sportscaster on TV and radio, died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Connecticut. He was 84.

‘Fantastic Four’ Director Says the Studio Wrecked His Movie
Director Josh Trank suggested on Thursday that he wasn’t responsible for the final cut of “Fantastic Four,” which has been widely panned by critics prior to its Friday release.

This Week in Entertainment 1969

In the early morning hours of Aug. 9, 1969, four members of Charles Manson’s so-called family, at Manson’s direction, forced their way into the home of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and her husband, director Roman Polanski, and proceeded to kill Tate, her three guests and a passerby. Polanski was working on a film in London at the time. Manson himself would take part in the similarly brutal murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca the next night.

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