ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD FILMS AT PLAYBOY MANSION: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is filming at the Playboy Mansion, a first in the post-Hugh Hefner era of the Holmby Hills property. In 2016, Hefner sold the property for $100 million to 35-year-old Daren Metropolous. "After Quentin reached out to me and I spent some time understanding his vision for the film, I knew there was a special opportunity to collaborate together and feature the mansion in this thrilling project," said Metropolous in a statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter. "The timing was excellent as the property has already begun to transform back to its original grandeur and has never looked more impressive." The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell and Lena Dunham.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER PLANNING NEW CINDERELLA EXPERIENCE: Fresh off scoring an EGOT (someone with an Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-and-a-Tony) with his Emmy Award for Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber is planning an all-new stage version of Cinderella, told through a millennial filter. "They have remade Cinderella into a completely modern, feisty girl," said Lloyd Webber of the creative team's nontraditional approach to the material. "Every piece of the story is followed, but it will be turned around so it's not at all what you expect it to be. It just turns the whole thing around on itself." Are you ready for a modernized Cinderalla?
SNAP EXPANDS ‘OUR STORIES’ TO MEDIA PARTNERS: Snapchat is expanding its "Our Stories" feature. Now, it will allow major media companies like CNN, NBC News, Hearst and Now This to draw on users’ videos to curate their own stories. 20 partners in all will be able to use user videos, and observers say it will be an especially important tool during major weather and political events. "This new curation tool allows us the opportunity to lean even more heavily into what we do best — being part of the conversation and telling authentic stories that resonate deeply with young people," said Ben Leher, CEO of Group Nine Media.
WATCH EMMA ROBERTS IN LITTLE ITALY: Emma Roberts stars in a pizza-themed rom-com Little Italy, out in limited release September 21stand on demand. In a clip from the film Nikki (Roberts) is welcomed back to her parent’s pizzeria, but the happy welcome is complicated by Leo (Hayden Christenson), son of a rival pizzeria family, and a serious love interest.