• Thandie Newton Left ‘Charlie’s Angels’ After Disturbing Encounter With Amy Pascal
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    Thandie Newton Left ‘Charlie’s Angels’ After Disturbing Encounter With Amy Pascal

    "Westworld" star Thandie Newton revealed several stories about shocking behavior she's encountered from Hollywood executives and creatives over the course of her career in a provocative interview with Vulture. The actor cited incidents ranging from press coverage of her alleged sexual assault to what she remembers as a racist encounter with former Sony Pictures head […]

  • 7 Things You Need to Know About Johnny Depp’s U.K. Trial
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    7 Things You Need to Know About Johnny Depp’s U.K. Trial

    On Tuesday, Johnny Depp's libel trial against the publisher of The Sun newspaper starts in London. Here are seven things you need to know: 1. The Main Players Judge Andrew Nicol will preside in the graystone Victorian gothic Royal Courts of Justice in London over the case brought by John Christopher Depp II against Rupert […]

  • Disney Rolls Back Plans to Release 4K Version of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’
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    Disney Rolls Back Plans to Release 4K Version 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 a 4K edition of the film would form part of U.K. cinemas' reopening slate. While "The Empire Strikes Back" will still be screened in […]

  • Olivia de Havilland, the Last Remaining Star of Old Hollywood, Turns 104
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    Olivia de Havilland, the Last Remaining Star of Old Hollywood, Turns 104

    Born: July 1, 1916 Best known for: “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “Gone With the Wind,” and two Oscar-winning performances, “To Each His Own” and “The Heiress” First claim to fame: Gossip magazines offered endless coverage of her feud with sister Joan Fontaine, which lasted for decades Second (and more important) claim to fame: She helped end the old studio […]

  • ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Renewed for Season 11 at HBO
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    ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Renewed for Season 11 at HBO

    "Curb Your Enthusiasm" has been renewed for an eleventh season at HBO. The show stars "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David as a heightened version of himself. Season 10 also starred Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, J.B. Smoove, and Ted Danson. The series is famously shot without a script and cast members are given […]

  • Beyoncé Visual Album ‘Black Is King’ Coming to Disney Plus
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    Beyoncé Visual Album ‘Black Is King’ Coming to Disney Plus

    In a surprise, Disney Plus announced a new visual album from Beyoncé -- "Black Is King," inspired by "The Lion King" -- is coming to the streaming service next month. “Black Is King,” written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé, will premiere globally on Disney Plus on July 31, 2020. That's just after the one-year […]

  • ‘Snyder Cut’ First Look: Wonder Woman Discovers Darkseid in New ‘Justice League’ Clip
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    ‘Snyder Cut’ First Look: Wonder Woman Discovers Darkseid in New ‘Justice League’ Clip

    Director Zack Snyder on Thursday debuted a sneak peek of the mythical "Snyder Cut," his unreleased version of the 2017 superhero film "Justice League." The new footage, which runs at 34 seconds, puts the spotlight on Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman as she comes across an artifact in a cave dwelling. Before the clip cuts to […]

  • How ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Plans to Resume Filming During Coronavirus
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    How ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Plans to Resume Filming During Coronavirus

    "Jurassic World: Dominion" will resume filming on July 6 in the United Kingdom, Variety has confirmed. Pre-production on the big-budget sequel was halted in March as the coronavirus swept across the globe, upending economic activity and delaying work on most major movies and television shows. "Jurassic World: Dominion" was four weeks into its 20-week production […]

  • Carole Baskin Awarded Control Over Joe Exotic’s Zoo
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    Carole Baskin Awarded Control Over Joe Exotic’s Zoo

    Score one for team Big Cat Rescue. A federal judge granted Carole Baskin control of the zoo formerly owned by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic from Netflix's "Tiger King." "The Courthouse News" reports that Baskin and Big Cat Rescue will soon have full control over Exotic's former zoo properties in Oklahoma. The imprisoned […]

  • Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Who Played Mr. Wilhelm, Dies at 87
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    Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Who Played Mr. Wilhelm, Dies at 87

    Veteran character actor Richard Herd, best known for portraying Mr. Wilhelm on "Seinfeld," died on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of complications from cancer. He was 87. The Boston native broke into show business as a stage actor in New York. He made his film debut in 1970's "Hercules in New York." Herd was […]

  • Venice Film Festival Still On for September, Venice Governor Confirms
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    Venice Film Festival Still On for September, Venice Governor Confirms

    The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as planned this fall, the region's governor confirmed on Sunday. Luca Zaia, governor of Veneto, said the world's longest-running film festival, which was due to take place Sept. 2-12, is still on. The official's confirmation comes days after the Venice Biennale, which oversees the film festival among a […]

  • Horror Movie ‘The Wretched’ Takes In $186,000 as Drive-In Theaters Gain Popularity
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    Horror Movie ‘The Wretched’ Takes In $186,000 as Drive-In Theaters Gain Popularity

    IFC's horror movie "The Wretched" is leading the small weekend box office with an estimated $186,000 at 59 movie theaters. It drew a respectable $3,153 per theater average during the Friday-Sunday period. Currently, 348 of the 5,400 North American theaters are open, including 169 drive-ins, according to Comscore. Most movie theaters across the country are still […]

  • Hagen Mills, ‘Baskets’ Actor, Dies at 29 in Attempted Murder-Suicide
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    Hagen Mills, ‘Baskets’ Actor, Dies at 29 in Attempted Murder-Suicide

    Hagen Mills, an actor best known for his role in the pilot of "Baskets," died in an attempted murder-suicide on Tuesday evening. He was 29. Mills was discovered by police when officers responded to reports of a shooting in Mayfield, Ky., at 5:45 p.m. After investigating, it was determined that Mills had held his 4-year-old […]

  • ‘Matrix’ Co-Creator Lilly Wachowski Slams Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk for Using Her Movie Reference
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    ‘Matrix’ Co-Creator Lilly Wachowski Slams Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk for Using Her Movie Reference

    "Matrix" co-creator Lilly Wachowski wasn't happy that Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump were quoting her movie. On Sunday morning, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted a cryptic tweet, saying "Take the red pill" with an emoji of a red rose. Take the red pill 🌹 -- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 17, 2020 As most movie […]

  • Disney World Trespasser Arrested After Camping on Discovery Island
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    Disney World Trespasser Arrested After Camping on Discovery Island

    Disney World has been shut down since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and all that empty space seemed like the perfect campsite for a trespasser who was arrested Thursday. Richard McGuire, a 42-year-old man from Mobile, Ala., was arrested after police found him camping out on Discovery Island, according to the arrest report obtained […]

  • Steven Yeun Inks First-Look TV Deal With Amazon
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    Steven Yeun Inks First-Look TV Deal With Amazon

    Steven Yeun has signed a first-look television deal with Amazon. Under the deal, Yeun will work with Amazon to create television series for the streaming platform. The news comes after it was previously announced that Yeun would voice the lead character in the upcoming Amazon animated series "Invincible." “I feel very fortunate and privileged in […]

  • Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf and Chris Pine to Star in Olivia Wilde’s Film ‘Don’t Worry Darling’
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    Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf and Chris Pine to Star in Olivia Wilde’s Film ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

    Florence Pugh, Shia LaBeouf and Chris Pine will star in "Don't Worry Darling," an upcoming feature film from director Olivia Wilde. Wilde will produce the movie, from New Line Cinema, and has a key supporting role, though sources say Pugh's character is the star. "Don't Worry Darling" is a psychological thriller set in an isolated, […]

  • George Ogilvie, Co-Director of ‘Mad Max Thunderdome,’ Dies at 89
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    George Ogilvie, Co-Director of ‘Mad Max Thunderdome,’ Dies at 89

    George Ogilvie, who co-directed on the third Mad Max film, “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," along with George Miller, and led Russell Crowe in his film screen debut in “The Crossing,” has died in Australia. He was 89. For the 1985 "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," Ogilvie focused on working with the cast on dialogue and dramatization […]

  • ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic to Reveal More Carole Baskin Allegations in New ID Series
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    ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic to Reveal More Carole Baskin Allegations in New ID Series

    Investigation Discovery is jumping on the "Tiger King" phenomenon, greenlighting a new program that it bills as the "definitive sequel" to the hit Netflix docuseries. "Investigating the Strange World of Joe Exotic" will examine the life of Joseph "Joe Exotic" Maldonado-Passage and explore his rival, Carole Baskin, whom Maldonado-Passage has accused of killing her first […]

  • Ezra Miller Appears to Choke Woman in Video
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    Ezra Miller Appears to Choke Woman in Video

    Ezra Miller appears to have choked a woman at a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland in a video that surfaced online late Sunday night. Despite confusion online over whether the video was a joke — with memes already emerging on Twitter, where Miller's name has been trending — a source at the establishment, Prikið Kaffihús, has confirmed […]

  • Shirley Douglas, Canadian Actor and Activist, Dies of Pneumonia at 86
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    Shirley Douglas, Canadian Actor and Activist, Dies of Pneumonia at 86

    Shirley Douglas, a Canadian actor and activist, died on Sunday of complications from pneumonia. She was 86. Her son, actor Kiefer Sutherland, announced the sad news of her death on Twitter and specified that it was unrelated to coronavirus. "Early this morning my mother, Shirley Douglas, passed away due to complications surrounding pneumonia (not related […]

  • Terminated ‘Matrix 4,’ ‘Uncharted’ Film Crews Demand Help From Studio Babelsberg
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    Terminated ‘Matrix 4,’ ‘Uncharted’ Film Crews Demand Help From Studio Babelsberg

    Germany’s Studio Babelsberg is seeking to find a settlement with hundreds of film crew members following the shutdown earlier this month of Warner Bros.’ “The Matrix 4” and Sony Pictures’ “Uncharted” amid the coronavirus outbreak. The production stop has left many independent film crew members without pay and more than 300 have formed a working […]

  • Ridley Scott Blasts Donald Trump’s Response to Coronavirus: ‘He’s a Nutcase, Isn’t He?’
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    Ridley Scott Blasts Donald Trump’s Response to Coronavirus: ‘He’s a Nutcase, Isn’t He?’

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, Hollywood has been brought to a standstill. TV and movie productions have been put on hold, as the industry -- along with millions in other businesses -- is social distancing. One such project that's been paused is "The Last Duel," Ridley Scott's upcoming drama set […]

  • How One Movie Theater Owner Is Selling Curbside Popcorn to Pay His Employees
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    How One Movie Theater Owner Is Selling Curbside Popcorn to Pay His Employees

    Mark O'Meara has endured blizzards, hurricanes and economic recessions. Even in three feet of snow, he's managed to keep the lights on at University Mall and Cinema Arts, the two movie theaters he owns in Fairfax, Va. But for the first time in 29 years, he had to close his doors as the coronavirus pandemic […]

  • As Cinemas Shut Worldwide, China’s Prepare to Reopen
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    As Cinemas Shut Worldwide, China’s Prepare to Reopen

    As cinemas shutter for the foreseeable future across the U.S. and Europe in a historically unprecedented wave of closures to lower risks of exposure to coronavirus, a handful of cinemas in China have already re-opened and all signs indicate that many more will soon follow in their wake. “Our cinema is preparing to re-open, but […]