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 2020-07-07 19:00 

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Dylan O'Brien Joins Peter Farrelly's Next Film With Viggo Mortensen...

Dylan O'Brien is in negotiations to star in Peter Farrelly's next movie, which is based on the novel "The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War.R......

 2020-07-07 18:38 

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Johnny Depp Accuses Amber Heard of Assault...

Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard, both masked, arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Tuesday for the explosive start of a libel trial. Depp is suing the publisher of The Sun, News ......

 2020-07-07 17:36 

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Keke Palmer Recounts Her Experience at a Black Lives Matter Protest...

In a cover interview with...

 2020-07-07 13:25 

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Recording Academy Joins Forces With Color of Change...

The Recording Academy and Color of Change, the largest online racial justice organization in the U.S., have announced a partnership to "promote positive social change within the music industry." Th......

 2020-07-07 13:02 

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National Security Law Expands Online Reach of Hong Kong Police...

Hong Kong's new National Security Law gives the city's police enhanced powers and greater reach into cyberspace. The Special Administrative Region's government put into effect Article 43 of the new......

 2020-07-05 22:42 

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'Dukes of Hazzard' Car With Confederate Flag to Remain in Museum...

A car from the 1979 show "The Dukes of Hazzard" with a Confederate flag painted on the top of it will continue to be displayed at an auto museum in Illinois. Due to the ongoing protests......

 2020-07-05 17:00 

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'Expecting Amy' Review: Amy Schumer's HBO Max Docu-Series...

"Expecting Amy," a new docu-series on HBO Max, opens with its subject, the comedian Amy Schumer, weeping happy tears in a self-shot video. She's trying to distract herself from the massive personal......

 2020-07-04 16:15 

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Neil Young 'Not OK' With Music Again Being Used at Trump Event in SD...

If Donald Trump were only to play rock songs at his events that had the permission of the recording artists in question, his walk-ons and walk-offs would mostly take place to the sound of silence. ......

 2020-07-03 23:14 

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How TikTok Users Boosted a NSFW Euro Art Film into the Netflix Top 10...

In February, Netflix began to feature...

 2020-07-03 15:40 

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Broadway Talent Backs #TheWalkoutProject...

Broadway actor and writer Sidney DuPont has launched 'The Walkout Project,' a social justice initiative that is aimed at supporting Black-owned businesses The movement is kicking off w......

 2020-07-03 15:13 

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Director Rod Lurie On Assembling The Crew to Take on "The Outpost"...

Based on CNN reporter Jake Tapper's nonfiction book of the same name, Rod Lurie's new film "The Outpost" recreates the Battle of Kamdesh a bloody 2009 showdown in Afghanistan between 53 U.S......

 2020-07-03 12:16 

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Disney Rolls Back on 4K Cinema Release of 'The Empire Strikes Back'...

Disney has rolled back on plans to release a 4K version of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" in theaters, Variety has confirmed. The decision comes just weeks after it was revealed...

 2020-07-02 22:34 

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Broadway Talent Backs #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creative Protest...

Top Broadway talent will join forces to create new works that will be featured in a one-night only event to benefit civil rights organizations. The event, dubbed #WhileWeBreathe: A Night of Creativ......

 2020-07-02 15:12 

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Johnny Depp Libel Trial Relating to Amber Heard Allegations to Proceed...

A trial at London's Royal Courts of Justice in which Johnny Depp will sue The Sun newspaper for an article alleging he was a "wife beater" is to go ahead. The article referenced allegations t......

 2020-07-02 15:09 

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Danny Glover on George Floyd and Possibly Reviving 'Lethal Weapon'...

Danny Glover was recently a juror and mentor at Turkey's virtual International Migration Film Festival, for which he took a deep dive into films tackling the plight of migrants around the world fro......

 2020-07-02 14:19 

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Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested by FBI in Connection to Jeffrey Epstein...

Jeffrey Epstein's long-time confidante and ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the disgraced financier. According to NBC News, which was...

 2020-07-02 12:25 

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Twitter Deletes Trump Photo of Himself After NYT Copyright Complaint...

Another one of Donald Trump's tweets has run afoul of copyright laws. On Wednesday, Twitter pulled down a photo Trump posted of himself included in a June 30...

 2020-07-02 09:00 

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Streamer Walter Presents Launches in Russia on Start Platform...

Boutique international streamer Walter Presents has inked a two-year deal with Russian premium SVOD service Start, and will be available in the territory from early July. Walter Presents, which spe......

 2020-07-02 06:17 

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Beijing's National Security Law for Hong Kong Is Quickly Felt...

Beijing has moved quickly to impose controversial new national security legislation on Hong Kong that severely curtails the territory's previous freedoms and could mean life in prison for vio......

 2020-07-01 21:18 

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Darren Criss Talks Ryan Murphy, 'Hollywood' and Quibi's 'Royalties'...

When Darren Criss was filming "Hollywood," he was also shooting his Quibi series "Royalties" and traveling to Las Vegas for a series of concerts he was headlining with Steve Aoki. "There was, like,......

 2020-07-01 17:36 

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'Justice League' Actor Ray Fisher: Joss Whedon Was 'Abusive' On Set...

Actor Ray Fisher accused director Joss Whedon of "gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable" behavior on the set of the 2017 film "Justice League," in a...

 2020-07-01 15:15 

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'The Great': Nicholas Hoult and Tony McNamara Reflect on Partnership...

During several weeks of rehearsal in the build-up to shooting "The Favourite," the core cast members, including Nicholas Hoult, would run scenes, play acting games and dance, while director Yorgos ......

 2020-07-01 12:18 

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Banijay Gets European Antitrust Clearance For Endemol Shine Takeover...

Banijay's $2.2 billion deal for Endemol Shine has received clearance from the European Commission's antitrust regulators. It's one of the indie content world's first major M......

 2020-06-30 21:30 

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How Filmmaker Sam Kadi Shopped His Cartoon During a Pandemic at Cannes...

Filmmaker Sam Kadi is no stranger to shooting in unconventional circumstances. For his last film, "Little Gandhi," he found a novice photographer to capture footage inside war-torn Syri......

 2020-06-30 20:37 

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'Los Lobos' Review: Hopeful, Heartfelt Tale of Childhood Hardship...

An already moving film is given an unforeseen blush of relevance in these trying times by refracting an immigration story through the prism of a childhood experience of forced isolation. In Samuel ......

 2020-06-30 16:30 

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'See' VFX Supervisor on Dystopian World-Building...

The futuristic dystopia of Apple TV Plus' "See" is a world in which the population, or at least 99.99% of it, is blind. The first season begins centuries after a virus swept the globe, killing most......

 2020-06-30 16:00 

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Industry Groups Pledge Solidarity With Black Creatives in Hollywood...

When social media users used the hashtag #BlackoutTuesday on June 2 to protest racism and police brutality, the Instagram account for Gold House posted an image of a hybrid tiger-panther with the w......

 2020-06-30 14:45 

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Hollywood Tax Credits: Georgia, New York and More Take a Hard Look...

Hollywood has enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with state governments for years. In return for shooting movies and shows in Louisiana or New York City, it received generous tax incentives that allo......

 2020-06-30 14:28 

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Carl Reiner Loved Slamming Donald Trump & Telling Jokes on Twitter...

Carl Reiner's wit is well-documented through his work behind and in front of the camera, but in his final years he took to Twitter frequently to muse on art, life and to skewer Donald Trump. ......

 2020-06-30 01:24 

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Robert De Niro's 'The War With Grandpa' Scheduled for September...

MONDAY, JUNE 29 Robert De Niro's 'War With Grandpa' Sets Opening 101 Studios announced it will domestically distribute Robert De Niro's comedy "The War With Grandpa...

 2020-06-29 22:28 

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'In the Heights': Melissa Barrera Says Shooting the Film Was 'Perfect'...

Filming on the set for "In the Heights" went beyond shooting a musical for stars Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace. The emotional journey allowed them to represent the Latinx community in a way that......

 2020-06-29 18:30 

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Alien Spacecraft Drama 'Debris' Ordered to Series at NBC...

NBC is picking up the pieces from its coronavirus-impacted pilot season. The network has ordered alien spacecraft drama "Debris," the only pilot which managed to complete shooting befor......

 2020-06-29 18:05 

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Twitch Suspends Donald Trump Over 'Hateful Conduct' Violations...

Twitch has temporarily kicked Donald Trump off the streaming service, citing a violation of its policy against "hateful conduct." In a statement, Amazon-owned Twitch said, "Hateful cond......

 2020-06-29 16:02 

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India Bans TikTok...

The Indian government has blocked TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in the wake of ongoing border tensions with China. In recent weeks, India and China have been at loggerheads over border disputes ......

 2020-06-29 12:23 

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Disney Plus Hotstar Makes Strategic Choice to Bypass India's Theaters...

Akshay Kumar's 'Laxmmi Bomb,' Ajay Devgn's 'Bhuj' to Stream Directly on Disney Plus Hotstar Disney Plus Hotstar Makes Strategic Choice to Bypass Theaters, Give M......

 2020-06-29 03:22 

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ABC's 'Aftertaste' Gives Foretaste Of Post-Virus Risk Assessment Tool...

Pre-production has started on "Aftertaste,"; an Australian comedy drama series starring Erik Thompson as a celebrity chef who has fallen from grace. The show is the first to have made use of a produ......

 2020-06-28 19:30 

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TV Execs Talk the Future of Police Shows at Virtual TV Festival...

In the midst of nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, TV networks have begun to reconsider the purpose of police-centric shows in their progra......

 2020-06-27 21:48 

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Rolling Stones Working With BMI to Stop Trump's Use of Song at Rallies...

For years, it has seemed as if Donald Trump can always get what he wants, at least when it comes to using classic rock and pop hits at his campaign rallies against the wishes of the original artist......

 2020-06-26 19:45 

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Ellen Kuras to Direct Kate Winslet in Lee Miller Movie 'Lee'...

Ellen Kuras, whose credits include "Ozark" and "Catch 22," has come on board to direct Kate Winslet as Vogue cover model turned war correspondent Lee Miller. Joining them is screenwriter Liz Hannah......

 2020-06-26 19:21 

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Facebook Will Start Flagging Violating Content From Politicians Like Donald Trump, Just Like Twitter...

Facebook is following in Twitter's footsteps in dealing with controversial and inflammatory statements from high-profile figures — like Donald Trump. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in an......

 2020-06-26 19:21 

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Facebook Will Start Flagging Violating Posts From Trump, Politicians...

Facebook is doing an about-face, following Twitter's lead in dealing with controversial and inflammatory statements from high-profile figures — like Donald Trump. In addition, Facebook ......

 2020-06-26 19:21 

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Facebook Will Start Flagging Violating Posts From Trump, Politicians...

Facebook is doing an about-face, following Twitter's lead in dealing with controversial and inflammatory statements from high-profile figures — like Donald Trump. In addition, Facebook ......

 2020-06-26 19:04 

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Director Dieudo Hamadi on War, Resilience in 'Downstream to Kinshasa'...

When the Six-Day War broke out in his native Congo two decades ago, documentary filmmaker Dieudo Hamadi—whose film "Downstream to Kinshasa" is the first Congolese film to be an official selection i......

 2020-06-26 18:32 

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Best New Songs of the Week: Megan Thee Stallion, Blackpink and More...

One silver lining of the pandemic has been an absolute avalanche of songs dropping every week — there are 99 in Spotify's "New Music Friday" and we've heard loads more. There were fewer protest-the......

 2020-06-26 17:54 

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UTA to Make $1 Million Commitment to Social Justice Causes...

UTA will make a $1 million commitment to social justice causes that accompanies a series of internal initiatives — from raising pay for entry-level positions to promoting senior agents of color — a......

 2020-06-26 17:00 

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Set Photographers Document Pandemic, Black Lives Matter Protests...

At a time when Black Lives Matter protests and pandemic lockdowns coexist, some of the set photographers of IATSE Local 600 have taken their craft to the streets to document this historic period. A......

 2020-06-26 14:47 

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Kanye West Strikes 10-Year Deal With Gap for 'Yeezy Gap' Apparel Line...

Back in 2015, Kanye West said he would "like to be the Steve Jobs of the Gap," and now he's got his shot: His fashion company, Yeezy, on Friday announced a 10-year deal with the retail giant called......

 2020-06-26 14:24 

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'Pop, Lock and Drop It' Rapper Huey Killed in Double Shooting...

Rapper Huey, best known for his 2006 debut single "Pop, Lock and Drop It," was killed in a double shooting in Kinloch, Mo., outside of St. Louis late Thursday night, according to the St. Louis Post......

 2020-06-26 02:22 

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Lawrence Osborne Scripting 'River of Time' Adaptation...

Lawrence Osborne, the Asia-based writer who has recently enjoyed a spate of film deals for his own novels, is poised to adapt Jon Swain's Vietnam War-era memoir "River of Time." Film rights to Swai......

 2020-06-25 19:42 

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'Live in Front of a Studio Audience' Team on Trump Impeachment...

"Live in Front of a Studio Audience" executive producers Norman Lear and Brent Miller, and director Pam Fryman had enough on their plate when the special aired on Dec. 18, 2019. Little ......

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