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 2020-01-23 00:43 

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Weinstein's Lawyer Upset D.A. Referenced Friendship With Clinton...

Harvey Weinstein was associated with the Clintons for years, socially and as a generous donor to both of their political campaigns. And according to prosecutors in Weinstein's criminal trial,......

 2020-01-22 23:16 

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TV Ratings: Trump Impeachment First Day Draws 11 Million Viewers...

The opening day of President Trump's senate impeachment trial drew a substantial amount if viewers across the three cable news and major networks that broadcast the proceedings. In total, aro......

 2020-01-22 19:21 

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'The Last Full Measure' Review: A Manipulative, if Moving, War Story...

The story of William Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescue medic who risked his life in Vietnam to aid his comrades, as well as the decades-later efforts of fellow vets to see him posthumously ......

 2020-01-22 18:57 

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Hong Kong and China Box Office Go Separate Directions...

In the more than six months that protest movements have rocked Hong Kong, a whole range of business sectors have become color-coded, as both Beijing-loyal blue elements and yellow pro-democracy for......

 2020-01-22 17:13 

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VideoAmp Hires Andrew Gaudin as Chief Legal and Privacy Officer...

VideoAmp, which operates a platform for optimizing cross-platform video advertising, hired tech-industry veteran Andrew Gaudin as chief legal and privacy officer. Gaudin will oversee the company's ......

 2020-01-22 11:10 

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Movistar Plus' 'Tell Me Who I Am' Wraps Filming...

MADRID — Movistar Plus' upcoming original series "Tell Me Who I Am," based on Julia Navarro's popular Spanish novel "Dime Quien Soy," has finished shooting and will head to post-production fo......

 2020-01-22 09:57 

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Cellphone Probably 'Hacked' by Saudi Leader...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' cellphone was very probably "hacked" in 2018 after he received a video via WhatsApp from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to an investigation reported in Bri......

 2020-01-22 01:15 

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Reiterates No Interest in Ad Business...

Netflix continues to say it has no strategic interest at all in launching a version of its streaming service that includes ads — and would rather avoid the privacy pitfalls of collecting cons......

 2020-01-21 21:20 

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20 Years On: David O. Russell Looks Back at 'Three Kings'...

When David O. Russell made "Three Kings" in 1999, it was one of the most definitive films on the Gulf War. At the time, the director had worked on shorts "Hairway to the StarsR......

 2020-01-21 16:00 

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Sundance 2020: Will Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton Heat Up Market?...

When it comes to big acquisition deals for independent movies, Sundance is the room where it happens, to borrow a lyric from "Hamilton." So it's a lucky coincidence that Lin-Manuel Miranda will be ......

 2020-01-21 14:00 

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Taylor Swift on Politics and Her Sundance Documentary 'Miss Americana'...

"Not a shot. Not a single chance. Not a snowball's chance in hell." Taylor Swift — who, at 30, has reached a Zen state of cheerful realism — laughs as she leans into a pillow she's placed over her ......

 2020-01-21 13:00 

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Fernando Colunga to Star in Telemundo Drama 'Malverde' (EXCLUSIVE)...

In a casting coup for Telemundo, NBCUniversal Spanish-language network has enlisted Mexican telenovela superstar Fernando Colunga to star in several original productions. The deal kicks off with Co......

 2020-01-21 11:48 

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Trump: U.S. "Winning Like Never Before" As Impeachment Trial Begins...

President Donald Trump has said the U.S. is "winning like never before" in a keynote speech that opened the World Economic Forum at Davos on Tuesday. Trump, who spoke at the Switzerland......

 2020-01-21 10:56 

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2020 Cartoon Movie Lineup: 'Island,' 'Calamity,' 'Piano Player,' 'Tad'...

BARCELONA Rmi Chay's "Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary," Anca Damian's "The Island," Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal's "They Shot the Piano Player," and Enrique Gato's "Tad the ......

 2020-01-21 08:01 

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'Fauda' Scribe Sets Thriller With Reel One, Capa Drama (EXCLUSIVE)...

Work is underway on "Band of Spies," an international coproduction that will tell the stories of the Israeli Mossad agents responsible for hunting down members of the Palestinian terror group Black......

 2020-01-20 23:29 

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William Bogert Dead: 'Small Wonder' Actor Was 83...

TV, film and theater actor William Bogert, who appeared in a recurring role on 1980s sitcom "Small Wonder" and in films such as "War Games," died Jan. 12 in New York. He was......

 2020-01-20 22:07 

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Interim Grammy Chief Issues Letter Slamming Deborah Dugan...

As the war of words between the Recording Academy and ousted president/CEO Deborah Dugan continues to escalate, interim boss Harvey Mason Jr. today issued a statement to the Academy's membership ab......

 2020-01-20 12:45 

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Impeachment Trial Adds to TV's Breaking-News Juggle...

As if TV news needed more headlines... The usual suspects are gearing up to cover the U.S. Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, the latest swirl in what seems to be a never-ending ne......

 2020-01-20 12:23 

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Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin on Challenges of Producing Sundance-Player 'Yalda' in Iran...

Massoud Bakhshi's second feature, "Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness," has its world premiere in Sundance's World Cinema Dramatic Competition, to be screened without the director. The pic's production......

 2020-01-18 23:30 

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Kim Kardashian West 'Goes to War' on Mass Incarceration in Doc Trailer...

Kim Kardashian West is going to war on mass incarceration. Oxygen has released the trailer for her documentary "Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project," which sees the media personali......

 2020-01-18 16:00 

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Producing Revolutionary War Doc at History Channel...

NBA legend and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is teaming up with History on a documentary on the African American experience during the Revolutionary War. Titled "Black Patriots," the doc......

 2020-01-17 23:55 

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'The Cave' Director Feras Fayyad Detained By Immigration in Denmark...

"The Cave" director Feras Fayyad, who was supposed to be at the Television Critics Assn. press tour on Friday, failed to make a National Geographic panel for the show — after being prev......

 2020-01-17 19:05 

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Charlize Theron Helped Save Her 'Bombshell' Production...

Exactly two weeks before "Bombshell" was set to begin shooting, Annapurna backed out of the $35 million production. Producer Charlize Theron, who also stars in the film, was on a location scout wit......

 2020-01-17 17:30 

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Hillary Clinton Urges Dems to 'Vote for the Person Most Likely to Win'...

Hillary Clinton called for Americans to come to grips with "basic facts" of reality in an appearance at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Friday. "We'v......

 2020-01-17 17:20 

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Eminem Reenacts Las Vegas Massacre, Jokes About Manchester Bombing...

Eminem's new "Music to Be Murdered By" album has an album title and cover that pay comical homage to Alfred Hitchcock, suggesting a collection full of light-hearted mayhem. But a ......

 2020-01-17 07:55 

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Grammy Shocker: Deborah Dugan Ouster Was a 'Coup,' Insiders Say...

As the music industry reeled in the wake of Deborah Dugan's sudden removal from her post as president/CEO of the Recording Academy on Thursday — a mere five months after she'd taken charge, and jus......

 2020-01-17 00:01 

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BBC Preps Nuclear Submarine Thriller 'Vigil' With Suranne Jones...

"Gentleman Jack" and "Doctor Foster" star Suranne Jones is to take the lead in "Vigil," a nuclear submarine thriller for the BBC from World Productions, the makers of "Line of Duty" and "Bodyguard.......

 2020-01-16 22:33 

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'A Sister' Director Delphine Girard on Her Oscar-Nominated Short...

Delphine Girard's 16-minute Belgian thriller "A Sister" gave this year's MyFrenchFilmFestival (MFFF) shorts competition a shot in the arm earlier this week, when the film received an Academy Award ......

 2020-01-16 18:38 

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Sean Penn Offers Selfies in Exchange for Donation to Disaster Relief...

A decade after the 7.0 Haitian catastrophic earthquake left between 50,000 and 100,000 dead and nearly a million people displaced, Sean Penn hosted the tenth anniversary CORE (Community Organized R......

 2020-01-16 16:54 

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Fox News Strikes New Contract With Shannon Bream...

Shannon Bream and Fox News Channel have struck a new agreement that will keep the late-night anchor and chief legal correspondent on board for the next few years. Fox News said Thursday that it had......

 2020-01-16 10:42 

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Shooting Days in Paris Rise 10% Led By Damien Chazelle's 'The Eddy'...

Buoyed by a sturdy local industry and sent soaring by the influx of international broadcasters, audiovisual production in Paris rose to record-setting levels in 2019. The French capital remained Ga......

 2020-01-16 08:40 

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Cargo Film Snaps Up U.S. Rights to Sundance Doc on Venezuelan Crisis...

New York-based sales agent Cargo Film & Releasing has snapped up U.S. rights to feature documentary "Once Upon a Time in Venezuela" ahead of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Rise and......

 2020-01-15 22:37 

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Nasim Pedrad on Supporting the People of Iran, Representation in 'Chad'...

Nasim Pedrad first created her comedy, "Chad," in which she also stars as the titular teenage Persian boy, in 2016. Then it was set up as a pilot at Fox, but now, as Iran is increasingl......

 2020-01-15 15:00 

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Harvey Weinstein Case: The Latest Celebrity Trial for Los Angeles D.A....

The Harvey Weinstein trial is now underway in New York, accompanied by a full-court media frenzy and a feminist flash mob. Once it closes in Manhattan, the legal drama will have a second run in Los......

 2020-01-14 19:54 

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Gabrielle Carteris SAG Election: Department of Labor Denies Protests...

The U.S. Department of Labor has denied all protests over the re-election of Gabrielle Carteris to the SAG-AFTRA presidency in August and will not a order a re-run of the contest. Carteris won re-e......

 2020-01-14 19:24 

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Iran's 'Yalda' to Screen at Sundance Without Director Due to Tensions...

U.S.-Iran tensions have put Iranian director Massoud Bakhshi whose daring drama "Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness," is set to premiere at Sundance, in a tough spot. The film's produ......

 2020-01-14 14:00 

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'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time' Is a Thrilling Surprise...

Before "Jeopardy!'s" current "The Greatest of All Time" tournament began, I was firmly against it. To be frank, the idea bummed me out; "Jeopardy!," at its best, strikes me as a profoundly democrat......

 2020-01-14 13:45 

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'Minamata,' With Johnny Depp, Hillary Clinton Series Selected for Berlin...

"Minamata," starring Johnny Depp, Nanette Burstein's documentary series about Hillary Clinton, "Hillary," and Agnieszka Holland's "Charlatan" have been selected to play at the Berlin Film Festival,......

 2020-01-14 11:55 

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Mads Mikkelsen to Headline Andres Thomas Jensen's 'Riders of Justice...

Mads Mikkelsen is set to headline the dark comedy "Riders of Justice" written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, the well-known Danish helmer and screenwriter of Susanne Bier's......

 2020-01-14 11:55 

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Hong Kong's Ocean Park Seeks $1.6 Billion Revamp...

The Hong Kong government has unveiled a plan to refurbish Ocean Park, the territory's aquatic-skewed theme park. The plan would cost $1.6 billion (HK$10.6 billion). The park has been losing money f......

 2020-01-13 20:30 

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'Falcon and Winter Soldier' Production Delayed Due to Puerto Rico Earthquakes...

Shooting on the upcoming "Falcon & Winter Soldier" series for Disney Plus has been temporarily postponed due to the earthquakes that have rocked Puerto Rico, Variety has confirmed. ......

 2020-01-13 17:21 

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'Love Fraud,' 'The Kingmaker' Among Showtime Documentary Films Slate...

Showtime's upcoming Documentary Films slate includes "Kingdom of Silence," "The Kingmaker," "The Longest War" and "Love Fraud," "The Trad......

 2020-01-13 12:59 

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2020 Oscar Nominations List: Academy Awards Nominees...

Oscar nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards will be announced Monday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Martin Scorsese's mob epic "The Irishman,&......

 2020-01-12 19:12 

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Box Office: '1917' Movie Wins Weekend, Little Women Crosses $100 Million...

Sam Mendes' "1917" triumphed at the global box office, generating a solid $56.42 million over the weekend. The war drama ignited to $21.17 million overseas, where Universal and Am......

 2020-01-12 16:12 

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Box Office: '1917' Defeats 'Star Wars' With $36.5 Million Weekend...

Sam Mendes' "1917" marched to box office victory, earning a solid $36.5 million from 3,434 theaters in its first weekend of wide release. Universal and DreamWorks' World War......

 2020-01-10 21:22 

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Harvey Weinstein Trial Attracts Feminist Protestors During Jury Selection...

An organized group of women performed a feminist anthem and dance in protest outside of Harvey Weinstein's trial in New York late Friday morning, while the disgraced movie mogul was inside th......

 2020-01-10 20:54 

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Joaquin Phoenix Arrested at Jane Fonda's Climate Change Protest...

Fresh off his Golden Globe win and ahead of Oscar nominations being announced, Joaquin Phoenix was arrested, along with other climate change protestors, on Friday, Variety has confirmed. Jane Fonda......

 2020-01-10 17:15 

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Box Office: Kristen Stewart's 'Underwater' Bombs, '1917' Opens Strong...

Fresh off its Golden Globe wins, "1917" is marching into wide release. The World War I drama picked up an impressive $3.2 million from Thursday previews and is expected to top the box o......

 2020-01-09 19:11 

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SAG Headquarters Evacuated Again After New Threat...

The SAG-AFTRA offices in Los Angeles and New York has been evacuated for the second time in three days following a phone threat. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed a bomb threat was called......

 2020-01-09 15:38 

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Harvey Weinstein Rape Trial: Judge Won't Step Down...

Harvey Weinstein struck out in his attempt on Thursday to get a new judge assigned to his rape trial in New York. Attorneys for the movie mogul accused Justice James Burke of being prejudicial afte......

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