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 2020-06-03 19:50 

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Mary Pat Gleason Dead: 'A Cinderella Story,' 'Mom' Actor Dies at 70...

Mary Pat Gleason, whose extensive list of film and television credits includes "A Cinderella Story" and more recently the CBS sitcom "Mom," died of cancer on June 2. She was......

 2020-06-03 19:41 

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Australian actor Liam McIntyre Leases Out L.A. Home...

A carefully kept and tastefully updated Mellenthin-style "Birdhouse" ranch home in the Sherman Oaks area of L.A.'s sprawling San Fernando Valley owned by Australian actor Liam McIntyre has come ava......

 2020-06-03 19:05 

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L.A. County Sets 9 p.m. Curfew on Wednesday...

Los Angeles County has set a curfew of 9 p.m. on Wednesday, marking the fourth straight night on which the county's 10 million residents will be under restriction. The curfew is three hours l......

 2020-06-03 18:45 

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Avenged Sevenfold Singer Urges Metal Support for Black Lives Matter...

M. Shadows, frontman for the band Avenged Sevenfold, has written an eloquent essay in which he pleads for rock and metal fans to consider getting behind Black Lives Matter, offering an argument aga......

 2020-06-03 18:35 

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Director Steve McQueen Dedicates Cannes Films to George Floyd...

"12 Years a Slave" and "Shame" director Steve McQueen has dedicated his pair of Cannes-selected films to George Floyd. McQueen's films "Mangrove" and "Lovers Rock" — both from a BBC-commissioned an......

 2020-06-03 18:34 

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Freeform's Tricia Melton Joins Tom Ascheim at Warner Bros....

Tricia Melton is joining her former Freeform boss Tom Ascheim at Warner Bros. The marketing vet has been tapped as the new chief marketing officer of Warner Bros.' global kids, young adults a......

 2020-06-03 18:32 

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Matt Helders Sells Hollywood House to Oscar Winner Greg Shapiro...

Despite coronavirus woes, Grammy Award-nominated Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has nonetheless reaped a small fortune in profit by unloading his Los Angeles cottage. The 3,000 sq. ft. quintes......

 2020-06-03 18:06 

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George Floyd's Death: Three More Officers to Be Charged...

Three additional Minneapolis police officers will been charged in connection with the May 25 death of George Floyd, according to the Star Tribune. The officers are Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Ale......

 2020-06-03 17:58 

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Starz CEO Jeff Hirsch Talks Streaming Wars, Netflix...

Would you like some Starz with your Netflix? It's an impossible pairing today because the world's leading streaming service doesn't enable its subscribers to sign up for additiona......

 2020-06-03 17:58 

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IATSE Issues Statement of Solidarity With George Floyd Protests...

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has spoken out against the death of George Floyd and racism in the U.S. "We share in the heartbreak, frustration and anger surrounding......

 2020-06-03 17:56 

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Disney Pledges $5 Million to Social Justice Causes...

The Walt Disney Company announced Wednesday that it is pledging $5 million dollars to groups that advocate for social justice. The company is kicking things off by donating $2 million to the NAACP.......

 2020-06-03 17:13 

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Paul George's Los Angeles Mansion is for Sale...

Although it lies a solid one-hour drive northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, the sleepy suburban neighborhood of Hidden Hills has, in recent years, seen itself transform into a sort of residential Me......

 2020-06-03 17:07 

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Run the Jewels' 'RTJ4': Album Review...

In light of the historic unrest that has gripped the nation since the police killing of George Floyd, there might be a temptation to describe "RTJ4" the latest, and best, collaboration between ra......

 2020-06-03 17:00 

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Dan Guerrero on His Solo Show and Film 'Gaytino! Made in America'...

Dan Guerrero was 13 years old when he realized he was gay. "I've always been very self-aware, and I decided I was going to look in a mirror and see what I had to offer the world — what do I have, w......

 2020-06-03 17:00 

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The Best Celebrity Home Goods to Shop Now...

For celebrities, side hustles are nothing new. Plenty of stars have their own clothing lines, wines and spirits, beauty brands and other companies to keep them busy. One category that is continuous......

 2020-06-03 16:59 

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Randall Miller to Go Before Judge on Alleged Probation Violation...

Randall Miller is expected to appear before a judge to answer whether he violated his probation by directing a film in Serbia last year. Miller pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connect......

 2020-06-03 16:56 

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Snapchat Demotes Donald Trump's Account, Citing Comments That Incite 'Racial Violence and Injustice'...

Snap, the parent company of social app Snapchat, said that Donald Trump's account is no longer being promoted on its Discover media platform. The company cited Trump's comments regardin......

 2020-06-03 16:48 

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'Batwoman' to Bring in New Character to Replace Kate Kane...

"Batwoman" could have a completely new lead character once the second season begins. Variety has confirmed that The CW and Warner Bros. Television are looking to cast a completely new c......

 2020-06-03 16:45 

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Will Hollywood's COVID Strategy to Bypass Theaters for Streamers Last?...

Sony had a decision to make. Due to COVID-19, it was unclear when "Greyhound," a World War II epic starring Tom Hanks, would ride into theaters. Widespread closures had upended the release schedule......

 2020-06-03 16:37 

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John Boyega Makes Emotional Plea at U.K. George Floyd Protest...

John Boyega was an unstoppable force at Tuesday's Black Lives Matter protest in London — one of the city's first major events in response to the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minnea......

 2020-06-03 16:37 

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NBA Expected to Unveil Plans to Resume Play...

The National Basketball Association is expected to unveil a plan to return to play that would call for 22 teams to play eight regular-season games in Orlando, then pivot to post-season play, accord......

 2020-06-03 16:30 

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Queer Theater Trailblazers Larry Kramer, Terrence McNally, Mart Crowley...

Mart Crowley and Larry Kramer were born eight weeks apart in 1935. Terrence McNally, fashionably late, was born three years later. All three redefined American theater and ushered in the first wave......

 2020-06-03 16:23 

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Cannes' 2020 Lineup Includes Wes Anderson...

Pixar's "Soul," Wes Anderson's star-packed "The French Dispatch" and Steve McQueen's "Mangrove" and Lover's Rock" are among the 56 movies which......

 2020-06-03 16:21 

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CES 2021 Will Be Held in Person in Las Vegas, Trade Group Says...

The Consumer Technology Association said next year's CES, the world's biggest technology trade show, will be held in person in early 2021 in Las Vegas. The CTA hasn't set dates fo......

 2020-06-03 16:07 

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'Astronomy Club' Canceled After One Season at Netflix...

"Astronomy Club" will not be coming back for a second season. Netflix has decided to cancel the sketch comedy series after only a single season. The series featured the titular sketch a......

 2020-06-03 15:56 

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Jimmy Kimmel Reflects on His Own White Privilege in 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'...

Jimmy Kimmel grappled with his own white privilege during the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" opening monologue. He revealed that the first time he heard the term he was "defensive" and......

 2020-06-03 15:34 

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TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Ticks Down, Easily Wins Tuesday...

"America's Got Talent" ticked down around 10% with its second episode of the season, but still scored a comfortable win on a quiet Tuesday night. "AGT" came in with a ......

 2020-06-03 15:06 

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Google Sued Over Chrome Incognito Mode, Alleges Privacy Violations...

Google illegally tracked millions of people in the U.S. using its Chrome browsers despite their enabling the software's "Incognito mode" for private browsing, a new lawsuit charge......

 2020-06-03 15:00 

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Sarah Kate Ellis: GLAAD President Thinks We'll See a Gay President...

As the head of GLAAD, Sarah Kate Ellis believes in the power of pop culture to shape attitudes and dismantle prejudices. And she's not afraid to use her role at the country's largest LGBTQ media ad......

 2020-06-03 14:21 

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Comcast Shareholders Reject Call for Outside Sexual Harassment Investigation...

Comcast Corp. shareholders have rejected a proposal that called for the company to commission an outside investigation of sexual harassment issues at the media giant and NBCUniversal. The proposal ......

 2020-06-03 14:00 

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Reflecting Diverse Voices Starts in the Newsroom (Column)...

On Sunday morning, I led a videoconference with our editorial team to brainstorm ideas and map a strategy for our continuing coverage of the outrage and protests sparked by the May 25 death of Geor......

 2020-06-03 13:21 

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Barca TV Plus Streaming Service Launched by Soccer Club Barcelona F.C....

From its fans' opposition to Francisco Franco's arcane dictatorship to Johan Cruyff's total football and Pep Guardiola's pass-and-run, Barcelona F.C., one of the world's greatest soccer clubs, has ......

 2020-06-03 13:20 

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Analysts Are Bullish on Warner Music IPO...

If at first a pandemic trips up your initial public offering, try, try again — even during a week of social unrest — especially when investors seem eager to test audio streaming waters in a reinvig......

 2020-06-03 13:16 

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Lea Michele Apologizes Following Glee Co-Stars Accusations...

Lea Michele has broken her silence with an apology after her former co-star Samantha Ware accused her of "traumatic microaggresions" on the set of "Glee." "I apologize......

 2020-06-03 13:15 

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The Complexity of Covering Racial Inequality as a Black Journalist...

CNN national correspondent Sara Sidner has covered protests and civil unrest all over the world, and has in the past week been reporting on the aftermath of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis for ......

 2020-06-03 13:00 

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Da Brat: Why the Radio Star and Rapper Decided to Come Out...

On the third floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., one photograph in particular stands out amid the generally august and serious port......

 2020-06-03 13:00 

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Cara Delevingne on Her Pansexual Identity, Fiona Apple and Pride...

Ask Fiona Apple to describe her friend Cara Delevingne, and she compares her to a foreign country where you instantly feel at home. "Like if Paris were populated by Chicagoans," Apple writes in an ......

 2020-06-03 13:00 

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FC Barcelona Launches Digital Subscription Service...

FC Barcelona's subscription-based digital streaming service launches Wednesday with a name, Bara TV+, that says everything about who one of the world's most valuable sports franchises now consider......

 2020-06-03 13:00 

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Bowen Yang on Becoming 'Saturday Night Live's' First Gay Male Star...

Bowen Yang misses everything about the "live" aspect of "Saturday Night Live." "For the first 'at home' show, everyone in the cast was texting each other, and I sent pictures of the Saratoga Spring......

 2020-06-03 13:00 

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Why Gay Pride Is as Important as Ever...

For two months, Variety's writers, editors and photographers have worked on putting together our annual Pride issue. Given the nationwide outcry and widespread protests in response to police brutal......

 2020-06-03 13:00 

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Indya Moore: 'Pose' Star on How They Became an Activist...

Ever since Indya Moore's work on the FX series "Pose" was paused in the midst of COVID-19, the actor has taken on a new project: "being OK with being an unproductive Indya." Moore, who is nonbinary......

 2020-06-03 12:51 

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AMC Theatres Could Go Bankrupt Due to Coronavirus...

AMC Entertainment, the country's largest exhibition chain, acknowledged in public filings on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic could push it into bankruptcy. Noting that the onset of C......

 2020-06-03 12:29 

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BBC's 'Storyville' Buys National Enquirer Doc from AGC International...

BBC documentary strand 'Storyville' has picked up U.K. rights to a film on tabloid The National Enquirer from AGC International. Co-produced by CNN Films, AGC Studios and This is Just a Test, "Scan......

 2020-06-03 12:00 

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Ad-Spend Tracker Standard Media Index to Launch in Canada...

Standard Media Index, a tracker of ad-spending and pricing data that has in recent years become more widely adopted in the U.S., is set to launch its service in Canada. "For the first time in Canad......

 2020-06-03 11:42 

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K-Pop Fans Take Over #whitelivesmatter Hashtag, Drown Out Racist Posts...

In a playfully anti-racist move, K-Pop fans took over the hashtag #whitelivesmatter on social media, drowning out white-supremacist messages with nonsensical or anti-racist posts. The move was met ......

 2020-06-03 11:42 

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K-Pop Fans Take Over #whitelivesmatter Hashtag, Drown Out Racist Posts...

In a playfully anti-racist move, K-Pop fans took over the hashtag #whitelivesmatter on social media, drowning out white-supremacist messages with nonsensical or anti-racist posts. The move was met ......

 2020-06-03 11:04 

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Warner Music, Blavatnik to Donate $100 Million to Social Justice...

It appears "Blackout Friday" has begun to show tangible results: Warner Music Group and the Family Foundation of its primary owner, Len Blavatnik, have announced a $100 million fund to support char......

 2020-06-03 11:02 

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Italian Summer Film Festivals Are Forging Ahead With Physical Editions...

While the Venice Film Festival is poised to lead the way among top-tier film events a trio of smaller Italian summer fests with international standing is now also set to hold physical editions prio......

 2020-06-03 10:45 

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Warner Music Group Reveals Pricing of IPO...

Warner Music Group has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 77,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $25.00 per share. The size of the IPO was......

 2020-06-03 10:16 

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Studio Ghibli's 'Aya And The Witch' Heads to NHK...

Studio Ghibli's latest feature animation, "Aya to Majo," (literally, "Aya and the Witch"), will air on NHK during winter 2020, NHK announced today. Based on "Earwig an......

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