Press/Photos: Zendaya for ‘Garbage’ Magazine

Press/Photos: Zendaya for ‘Garbage’ Magazine

Zendaya will be featured in issue 17 of Garbage magazine. Check out some photos for the issue and read a blurb about her article below. Enjoy!

 

Zendaya and Simone Leigh Are Going Beyond Beauty
In conversation with Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, Artists Simone Leigh and Zendaya come together to create a new vision of black womanhood.

The artist Simone Leigh’s work is build upon black female subjectivity. Throughout her practice, these ideas have manifested themselves in a wide variety of mediums and materials: There are her well-known sculptures and ceramics, as well as her social participatory work such as 2016’s The Waiting Room, which mimics the historic Free People’s Medical Clinic of the Black Panther Party, and provided public and private health care sessions on the fifth floor of the New Museum. Now, GARAGE has paired Leigh with the actress and performer Zendaya to bring her work to life in a different way. Taking inspiration from Brick House, Leigh’s 16-foot-tall sculpture currently on display at New York City’s High Line, as well as her ongoing Cupboard series, Zendaya both wears Leigh’s work and becomes her women. The 23-year-old actress, who’s interested in expanding the canon of characters that young black women are allowed to play in Hollywood, fits perfectly within the larger narrative of Leigh’s work. Together, they take up space and demand to be seen and heard. This portfolio of images, photographed by Ryan McGinley, is the result of their collaboration, a new vision of black womanhood within the pages of a fashion magazine. We also brought Leigh and Zendaya together with Thelma Golden, director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, to have a frank conversation about creativity and the importance of uplifting the stories of people of color.

Thelma Golden: I’m thrilled to be talking to both of you. Where I want to start is to ask both of you to talk about your expectations, hopes, and desires for this collaboration.

Simone Leigh: I kept on thinking about [Isamu] Noguchi and Martha Graham and the way he created sculpture for her, which has been interesting to me for a while. I’ve been making different kinds of apparatus with my long-term collaborator Aimee Meredith Cox, and I’ve been thinking about this kind of collaboration with another artist where the sculpture will augment her body or can be happening adjacent to her body, but it was important for me in this shoot for the sculpture not to become backdrop or decoration. Also, I was very inspired by the role I feel like Zendaya has in our world right now, which is so necessary.

Zendaya: When the opportunity presented itself, I was obviously extremely excited. Even though we do art in different forms, there’s so much inspiration that could be gathered just by meeting someone and seeing their art, and seeing their work, and being able to be a small part of it. I don’t think I had any expectations, I just felt like it was going to be inspiring and refreshing. I don’t think I know very many people who do what she does, so meeting Simone and seeing her work and feeling like I was in some way becoming a part of her creation was magical and special. I felt very moved by it, and excited to be a part of something that was a different art form from my own, learn a little bit, step back, and just kind of be a part of what she sees for her pieces. I’d never really done anything like that before.

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Happy Birthday, Zendaya!

Happy Birthday, Zendaya!

Today is Zendaya’s birthday! Be sure to reach out to her on Twitter or Instagram to wish her a happy birthday.

In honor of Zendaya’s birthday we have added tons of missing photos from The Greatest Showman to the gallery. Enjoy all the pretties!

Video: Zendaya for ‘IDOLE’ by Lancome

I’ve added all of the commercials, teasers, and behind the scenes diaries of Zendaya from IDOLE a fragrance by Lancome, to our video vault. You can see one of the 30 second commercials below and the rest here. Screencaps coming soon. Enjoy.

Photos: Cosmopolitian + Instyle Scans

I’ve added scans of Zendaya from Cosmopolitian (Spain) and Instyle magazine. Enjoy the pretties.

Press: Sony Spider-Man MCU Deal Explained

Press: Sony Spider-Man MCU Deal Explained

The end of an era and the beginning of a new one.

The arrangement between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures to collaborate on Spider-Man movies is reportedly over, with Sony opting to not renew a deal that would have seen Marvel/Disney take 50% of any future Spider-Man movie profits in exchange for the creative guidance of producer and MCU boss Kevin Feige.

That means Spider-Man is effectively out of the MCU and back into his own solo movie universe overseen solely by Sony.

The Sony-Marvel deal has always been a head-scratcher for fans, right up until last month’s San Diego Comic-Con when fans were left wondering why Marvel didn’t announce a new Spidey film along with the rest of their Phase 4 slate. Given that talks between Marvel and Sony were deteriorating at that time, we now know why Spidey was a no-show at SDCC.

But it was never Marvel’s place to announce the next Spider-Man film. Sony holds the screen rights to Spider-Man and is the distributor of all the solo Spidey films, going back to the first Sam Raimi one.

Since 2015, Sony and Marvel Studios/Disney have had a deal to share Spider-Man, although the future of that agreement remains murky at present. Former Sony boss and ongoing Spider-Man producer Amy Pascal caused a stir in 2017 when she said, “One of the things that I think is so amazing about this experience is that you don’t have studios deciding to work together to make a film very often. In fact it may never happen again, after we do the sequel [to Spider-Man: Homecoming].”

The Ankler also recently claimed: “The original Sony/Marvel/Spidey deal to co-produce these movies stipulated that if (Far From Home) cleared a billion, Marvel would get to oversee a third. If it hadn’t, full control would have reverted back to Sony.”

Well, Spider-Man: Far From Home has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide so far, and has become Sony’s biggest hit of all time.
Kevin Feige on X-Men Plans, No Avengers Movie in Phase 4 – Comic Con 2019

For his part, Tom Holland has just one more Sony-released Spidey solo film left in his contract (although it should be noted that contracts can be renegotiated, as Robert Downey Jr.did.).

It will certainly be curious to see if Feige or Disney address the Spidey reports at this weekend’s D23 Expo. In the meantime, the ball appears to be in Sony’s court about when an official announcement of a third Spider-Man film — one that will deal with all the fallout of the developments in Far From Home’s shocking mid-credits scene — will be made.

In any case, it will be one made by Sony Pictures, who is staying in the Spidey movie business for the long run whether Marvel Studios is partnered with them or not.

For more on Spider-Man, check out ways how Far from Home’s big twist could be undone in the next movie, the director’s answers to all your Far From Home spoiler questions, and Sony’s plans to re-release the film with additional footage.
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Press: Spider-Man: Far From Home Breaks Sony Pictures Record As Highest-Grossing Film In Studio’s Ninety-Five Year History

Press: Spider-Man: Far From Home Breaks Sony Pictures Record As Highest-Grossing Film In Studio’s Ninety-Five Year History

Never-Before-Seen Extended Cut Featuring New Action Sequence To Be Released Labor Day Weekend

Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home has officially become Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing film of all time, passing the global box office gross of Columbia Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/EON Production’s Skyfall. Through Sunday, August 18, Spider-Man: Far From Home made $376.7 million domestically and $732.9 million internationally for a worldwide cume of $1.109 billion.

Starting Thursday, August 29, ahead of the holiday weekend, an extended cut of the film featuring approximately four additional minutes of a never-before-seen action sequence will be released in theaters in the U.S. and Canada. The film will also be available in IMAX® and large formats in select locations.

On its path toward this record-breaking milestone, Spider-Man: Far From Home showed incredible power at the global box office.

The film’s North American opening at $185.06 million for the six-day holiday weekend was an all-time opening six-day record for Sony Pictures, the best-ever six-day opening for a Spider-Man film, and the best six-day opening for a film launching over the Fourth of July holiday. On opening day, July 2, the film opened to the biggest Tuesday numbers of all time with $39.3 million.

Spider-Man: Far From Home became the highest-grossing Spider-Man movie overseas and opened at #1 in 65 markets including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The film’s global rollout began on June 28 in China, Hong Kong, and Japan with a $111 million cumulative opening. China debuted to $97.7 million – the seventh-largest opening of all-time for a studio film in the market and Sony Pictures’ second-biggest opening there. Japan opened with $9.4 million – the second-biggest superhero movie launch in the last decade. Hong Kong opened with $3.7 million – the fifth-biggest Friday-to-Sunday opening of all-time, and Sony Pictures’ best-ever opening in the market.

About Spider-Man™: Far From Home
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts. Written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. Based on the MARVEL Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel, Eric Hauserman Carroll, Rachel O’Connor, Stan Lee, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach serve as executive producers. The film stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.
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Photos: 2019 Teen Choice Awards

Photos: 2019 Teen Choice Awards

Zendaya is in attendance tonight at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards where she won for best actress in a film for Spiderman: Far From Home. I’ve added nearly 150 high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

Photos: Euphoria 1×08 HD Screencaps

Photos: Euphoria 1×08 HD Screencaps

I’ve added HD screencaps of Zendaya to the gallery from the season finale of Euphoria. What an amazing season!

Zendaya Coleman Network’s Video Vault Launched!

Our video vault has now been launched! It has only 45 videos at the moment but we will be filling it up in the coming weeks so be sure to bookmark it. Enjoy!

Press/Video: Euphoria season finale ends on emotional cliffhanger featuring new song by Zendaya and Labrinth

 

Phew. That was a lot.

It felt like Euphoria has graced our screens for both an eternity and a split second, with characters that felt like old friends visiting us for not nearly enough time. On Sunday, the hit HBO series wrapped up its first season with a whirlwind of emotions, and by the time we bid goodbye to Rue (Zendaya) and Jules (Hunter Schafer), we had more questions than answers.

Here are some of the big takeaways from the eighth and final episode, plus questions for what’s coming in season 2.

Caution, spoilers for the season finale ahead! If you haven’t seen it, catch up here.

What happens to Rue?
It seemed like Rue was headed toward healing, what with her attending prom and reuniting with Jules. But the season wraps up on an uncertain note — told through frantic cuts that then transition into a surreal music video, episode 8 finds Rue seemingly relapsing after being abandoned by Jules, and then getting kicked out by her mother. Labrinth and Zendaya’s new song “All for Us” serenades us as Rue is propped up by a crowd of dancers (they’re all wearing her dad’s sweatpants, ahh the emotions!). She rises, then falls into their arms. (Watch the full scene-turned-music video above.)

Unfortunately, Rue’s physical fall could symbolize her descent into an overdose. Rue’s living family members didn’t interact with her at the end, yet her deceased father greeted her warmly. This aligns with previous fan theories that Rue has been dead the entire time, otherwise how would she know intimate details about other characters unless she was omniscient, narrating from above? At this point, it’s anyone’s guess.

Trouble ahead for #Rules
We left episode 7 on shaky ground for Jules and Rue, but Rules shippers probably did a happy squeal when the two shared a kiss at prom and Jules promised that she didn’t wish Rue was different. However, that joy was short-lived as Rue backed out of their plan to head out by themselves into the big city, and Jules leaves her behind.

Some fans were less than pleased about their favorite pair not ending up together, although others cheered for the ending, as many had felt Jules didn’t truly love Rue and unfairly toyed with her emotions by getting together with another girl.

Is Fez okay?
Everyone’s favorite drug dealer, Fez (Angus Cloud), was on his ninja grind tonight, and he ended up beating a man (possibly to death) in front of the man’s son to steal money to pay Mouse. However, his storyline ends on a cliffhanger note that implies the possibility of Mouse shooting him, after he realizes what Fez did to get the money.

From the first episode, Fez’s loyalty and compassion made the character a favorite, and of course the timeline was flooded with fans worried that he would be gone forever.

Nate, Maddy, & more
So Nate (Jacob Elordi) continues to be the worst human, and his reaction to his dad Cal (Eric Dane) getting physical was quite disturbing. But we have a tiny bit of hope that Maddy (Alexa Demie) will take action, now that she has a CD full of evidence against Cal.

We also see Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) swearing off men and about to get the abortion, with no McKay (Algee Smith) in sight this episode. Her sister Lexi proves to be a lovable and wise drunk (we want more Maude Apatow in season 2!), and Kat (Barbie Ferreira) gets one of the only happy endings in the finale, as she opens up to Ethan (Austin Abrams) and they share a kiss.

The finale may leave fans reeling for answers, but one thing we can all agree on: Give Zendaya an Emmy. Give them all Emmys. The makeup, costumes, visuals, and acting have been outstanding, and we can’t wait for season 2.
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