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 2018-06-23 22:18 

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'Portlandia': Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Pick Their Proudest Musical Moments...

It doesn't take a lot of dot-connecting genius to figure why music was a crucial component of "Portlandia,"; which recently wrapped its eighth and final season. The host city is a ......

 2018-06-23 19:21 

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How Long Will TV and Film's Boom Market for Female Stories Last?...

NANTUCKET, Mass. — The #MeToo moment and the push for gender parity in Hollywood has opened doors for women artists in the film and TV business in the past year, but there are concerns that t......

 2018-06-23 18:30 

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Film Review: 'Ideal Home'...

"Ideal Home," a featherweight big-screen sitcom in which Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd play testy romantic partners who wind up as parental caretakers of a 10-year-old boy, is the perfect ......

 2018-06-23 18:20 

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'Game of Thrones' Stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Married in Scotland...

The Royal Wedding, part two? "Game of Thrones" stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington were married Saturday in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The pair began dating in 2012 after meeting on ......

 2018-06-23 18:03 

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Seth Rogen Says He Rejected Paul Ryan's Request for a Photo...

Like most of Hollywood, Seth Rogen has made his displeasure with the current administration and its activities clear. And evidently, that displeasure extends to denying photo ops to Republican Spea......

 2018-06-23 17:36 

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Edinburgh Film Review: 'Calibre'...

A lads' hunting weekend begins with beers and banter, only to swiftly sober up when two Edinburgh townies wind up shooting entirely the wrong prey. But getting out of the woods isn't ev......

 2018-06-23 16:59 

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XXXTentacion Fan Memorial To Be Held in Florida...

The family of Jahseh Onfroy, aka XXXTentacion, has announced that a fan memorial for the slain rapper will be held Wednesday, June 27 in Florida. According to a flyer posted to XXX's Instagra......

 2018-06-23 16:41 

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SZA Holds Nothing Back in Second Show Since Vocal Injury Scare...

At Friday's BET Experience concert featuring SZA, Chris Brown, Ella Mai, and Teyana Taylor, the "Ctrl" artist executed a full set rife with experimental runs and riffs that tested......

 2018-06-23 15:58 

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Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul Dies at 54...

Vinnie Paul, drummer for Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah, has died at the age of 54, according to his label and a post on Pantera's Facebook page. No cause of death was disclosed. Paul, whose real......

 2018-06-23 15:26 

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Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend...

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" is looking to take a bite out of the weekend box office with an estimated $144 million from 4,475 North American locations in its opening weekend. Earli......

 2018-06-23 12:09 

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Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai's Jettone (Reports)...

Leading Hong Kong actor, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Jettone, the Wong Kar-wai-owned company that has represented him for the past 28 years, have gone their separate ways. According to reports in Apple......

 2018-06-23 09:45 

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'Jurassic World' Holds off 'Incredibles 2' in China...

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" continued the dinosaurs' reign at the top of the Chinese box office on Friday. "Incredibles 2" opened in second place. Holdover, "Jurassic World" bit out $8.31 mill......

 2018-06-23 08:53 

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Regulators Keep Chinese Film Industry in Suspense...

Regulators are supposed to be guiding hands, not dramatists. But just as Chinese film makers are increasingly exploring new genres, the country's film regulators are introducing their own touch of ......

 2018-06-23 04:15 

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Matt Damon-Christian Bale's Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Set for Summer 2019...

Fox has dated its untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, for June 28, 2019. "Logan" director James Mangold is helming from a script by screenwriters Jez and John-H......

 2018-06-23 04:00 

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Epic Records' Sylvia Rhone Warns 'Feeding Frenzy' Will 'Dilute' Hip-Hop...

Entertainment heavies were out in force on Friday afternoon for the third annual Culture Creators Awards held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Recognizing innovation and leadership of minori......

 2018-06-23 01:33 

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SAG-AFTRA Hit With Class Action Suit Over Streaming Music Service Fees...

SAG-AFTRA and the American Federation of Musicians were hit with a class action lawsuit on Friday, alleging that the unions have a conflict of interest in their administration of streaming royaltie......

 2018-06-23 01:10 

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'Roseanne': What's Next for ABC's Spinoff...

With its deal Thursday for a "Roseanne" spinoff, ABC made lemonade from Roseanne Barr's racist lemons. But producers are now under pressure to restart a show-making process that w......

 2018-06-23 01:09 

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Film News Roundup: Shia LaBeouf to Star in David Ayer's Thriller 'Tax Collector'...

In today's film news roundup, Shia LaBeouf is starring in "Tax Collector," Scout Taylor-Compton joins "Abeyance," and streaming service Docsville is expanding. CASTING......

 2018-06-23 00:43 

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'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying...

Early reviews are coming in for "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," the sequel to Denis Villeneuve's 2015 crime thriller about a secret border drug war between the United States govern......

 2018-06-22 22:59 

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Album Review: Dawes' 'Passwords'...

Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith is a man in love. This will come as no surprise to anyone who keeps regular tabs on celebrity news, or maybe even anyone with a subscription to Architectural Digest, whose n......

 2018-06-22 22:23 

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Emmys: Will Critical Darlings Like 'The Good Place' and 'Killing Eve' Find a Foothold?...

There's one more weekend of Emmy voting before this year's nominations are finally set in stone, to be revealed on July 12. Last year's Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globe......

 2018-06-22 22:08 

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MPAA Chairman Defends Rating Guidance on Smoking in Movies...

WASHINGTON — MPAA chairman Charles Rivkin defended the way that the voluntary movie ratings system informs parents about smoking in movies, as a group of senators called for the industry to t......

 2018-06-22 21:54 

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Netflix, Telltale and 'Stranger Things': Why the Deal Took Two Years to Happen (EXCLUSIVE)...

While most of the game industry was bustling about the Los Angeles Convention Center at E3, news was breaking away from the show. Telltale Games and Netflix were pushed into a clumsy reveal that th......

 2018-06-22 21:33 

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Toto's Steve Lukather on Weezer's Hit Cover of 'Africa': 'No One's Laughing Harder Than Us'...

With the Yacht Rock revival in full swing, it was only a matter of time before someone tackled a cover of Toto's "Africa," the 1982 hit written by David Paich and the late Jeff Porcaro, inspired by......

 2018-06-22 21:27 

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'Fortnite's' Save the World Campaign Is Getting A Big Update...

Epic Games is working on new content for "Fortnite's" Save the World story mode. It detailed the upcoming changes in a "Save the World State of Development" post on Fr......

 2018-06-22 21:07 

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Spider-Man's 'Silk,' a Korean-American Superhero, Gets Her Own Movie...

A movie is in the works based on the Marvel comic "Silk," which centers on Korean-American superheroine Cindy Moon. Sony Pictures and producer Amy Pascal are developing the film based o......

 2018-06-22 20:59 

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Jason Blum on 'Get Out 2' and Why He Couldn't Have Made 'A Quiet Place'...

Jason Blum is one of the most successful producers in the horror business. His list of credits ranges from "The Purge" to "Insidious" to last year's Oscar-winning R......

 2018-06-22 20:44 

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to Address Latino Association Summit, Diego Luna to Be Honored...

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers is holding its four-day media summit and awards gala in Hollywood this week, with a keynote address on Friday by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garc......

 2018-06-22 20:30 

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Brendon Urie Talks New Panic! at the Disco Album and Trump's 'Evil' Immigration Policy...

Despite the title of Panic! At the Disco's latest album, "Pray for the Wicked," frontman Brendon Urie insists he "can't stand for evil." At iHeartRadio's l......

 2018-06-22 20:07 

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The 'Roseanne' Spinoff Can't Escape Roseanne (Column)...

It's official: ABC has decided to continue telling the story of the Conner family, even though the network is trying desperately to wash its hands of Roseanne Barr. The move saves hundreds of......

 2018-06-22 19:56 

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Netflix Comms Chief Jonathan Friedland Leaves Over 'Insensitive Comments'...

Netflix Chief Communications Officer Jonathan Friedland is leaving the company following a controversy over insensitive remarks. Friedland announced the departure on Twitter Friday, saying that he ......

 2018-06-22 19:43 

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NewportFILM Unveils Summer Slate...

NewportFILM will screen documentaries by Morgan Neville, Matt Tyrnauer, Nathanel Kahn, and Andrew Solomon as part of its annual summer series. The festival has become something of an institution in......

 2018-06-22 19:39 

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Lagardere Studios's Imagissime Unveils Fresh Slate of Documentaries (EXCLUSIVE)...

Lagardere Studios's production label Imagissime is developing several internationally-driven documentaries including "Living Under the Third Reich" and "The Rise of Modern Cooking......

 2018-06-22 19:39 

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Lagardere Studios' Imagissime Unveils New Slate of Documentaries (EXCLUSIVE)...

Lagardere Studios' production label Imagissime is developing several internationally-driven documentaries, including "Living Under the Third Reich" and "The Rise of Modern C......

 2018-06-22 19:35 

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'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Charges Toward $133 Million Opening Weekend...

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" is heading for a sturdy $133 million opening weekend at 4,475 North American locations, early estimates showed Friday. The Universal-Amblin Entertainmen......

 2018-06-22 19:30 

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Advertisers Grapple Over Whether to Support Fox News' Laura Ingraham...

Laura Ingraham has become a hot potato in recent months for advertisers on Fox News Channel. She isn't cooling down. A spokeswoman for InterActive Corp. says the digital media and commerce co......

 2018-06-22 19:24 

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Aimee Mann, Funky Four +1 Perform, Slowdive Wins Big at Indie Libera Awards...

The independent label sector is the wellspring of creativity in the music industry and fights hard for its market share, but for all that, it's never really been big on celebrating itself. The annu......

 2018-06-22 19:06 

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Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie to Reunite in 'Point Blank' Remake...

Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie will star in the Netflix thriller "Point Blank." Joe Lynch is directing from a script by Adam G. Simon. Joe Carnahan and Grillo are producing via their W......

 2018-06-22 19:00 

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Microsoft Exec on Future of Xbox, Game Streaming, Game Pass...

While Microsoft says it remains committed to the Xbox console, it also has come to understand that to succeed in gaming at a scale that matches the growing form of entertainment, the company can't ......

 2018-06-22 18:57 

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Universal Launches Music Restoration Program, New Soundtrack Imprint (EXCLUSIVE)...

Universal has embarked on a long-range plan to preserve and restore its unreleased movie music and, starting next week, release some of these scores as limited-edition soundtrack albums. The imprin......

 2018-06-22 18:00 

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The 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' World Tour Starts In Daytona Beach On Jun. 29...

Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment had released details about the upcoming "Dragon Ball FighterZ" World Tour. It will begin at the CEO Fighting Game Championships in Daytona Beach, Fl......

 2018-06-22 17:55 

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Quavo, Gucci Mane Share Honors, Warner/Chappell Named Top Publisher at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards...

Gucci Mane and Migos' Quavo tied for Songwriter of the Year, Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" took Top Rap Song and Warner/Chappell was named Publisher of the Year at the 31st annual ASCAP Rhythm & So......

 2018-06-22 17:46 

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How 'Vida' and 'One Day at a Time' Make the Political Personal (Column)...

In the wake of gut-wrenching reports from the southern border, where families are being detained and separated, the casts and crew of Starz's "Vida" and Netflix's "One Day at a Time" pledged funds ......

 2018-06-22 17:35 

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Liberty Media Withdraws $1.16 Billion Offer for iHeartMedia Stake...

Liberty Media, the parent company of Sirius XM, has formally withdrawn its offer to acquire 40% of iHeartMedia, the bankrupt radio conglomerate, for $1.16 billion. The announcement came as iHeartMe......

 2018-06-22 17:27 

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Remote Controlled: 'This Is Us' Creator and Star Mandy Moore Tease 'Exciting' Season 3...

Welcome to "Remote Controlled," a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. In this episode, Variety's executive......

 2018-06-22 17:23 

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ABC Pulls 'The Proposal' Episode Following Sexual-Assault Allegation...

ABC has pulled the second episode of new reality series "The Proposal" after a sexual-assault allegation involving one of the show's contestants surfaced. "An allegation has been ......

 2018-06-22 17:21 

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Megan Ellison Lists Mid-Century Modern Fixer-Upper in Beverly Hills (EXCLUSIVE)...

Megan Ellison, one of Hollywood's most prolific and frequent buyers and sellers of multi-million dollar homes in some of L.A.'s most sought after zip codes, listed a mid-century modern fixer upper ......

 2018-06-22 17:18 

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Bethesda Sues Warner Bros., Calls 'Westworld' Game 'Blatant Ripoff'...

Bethesda Softworks is suing Warner Bros. Entertainment and Canadian game developer Behaviour Interactive for allegedly using code from its "Fallout Shelter" game to create a new "......

 2018-06-22 17:18 

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Fox Sports App Sees Big Lift From World Cup...

The U.S. soccer team may not have qualified for the World Cup, but Fox Sports is still seeing a big boost in app downloads as soccer fans are looking to stream matches of the tournament. The Fox Sp......

 2018-06-22 17:04 

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Dontnod Reveals Release Date for 'Life is Strange 2' in Teaser...

Dontnod Entertainment revealed the release date for the previously announced sequel to "Life is Strange" in a tweet. The first episode of "Life is Strange 2" is coming Sept.......

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