Stars of Russian Tzar film to miss premiere over safety fears: director

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The two lead actors in Russian movie "Matilda", which religious conservatives have condemned as blasphemous, have declined to travel to Russia for the premiere because they fear for their safety, the film's director said......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 12th, 2017

ABC Sets Fall Premiere Dates - Full Lineup Released

ABC has officially finalized their Fall premiere dates! The network will really be kicking things off the week of September 25, when 12 shows will be debuting their brand new seasons. In addition, September 18 has been revealed as the season 25 premiere date for Dancing with the Stars. TGIT – ABC’s highly anticipated Thursday [...] ABC has officially finalized their Fall premiere dates! The network will really be kicking things off the week of September 25, when 12 shows will be debuting their brand new seasons. In addition, September 18 has been revealed as the season 25 premiere date for Dancing with the Stars. TGIT – ABC’s highly anticipated Thursday night lineup, will debut on Thursday, September 28. Be sure to tune in to ABC this fall to catch all your favorites! Click inside to see the full list of premiere dates for ABC’s new fall schedule… Monday, September 18 8 p.m. — Dancing with the Stars (Season 25 premiere) Monday, September 25 10 p.m. — The Good Doctor (Series premiere) Wednesday, September 27 8 p.m. — The Goldbergs (Season 5 premiere) 8:30 p.m. — Speechless (Season 2 premiere) 9 p.m. — Modern Family (Season 9 premiere) 9:30 p.m. — American Housewife (Season 2 premiere; new day and time) 10 p.m. — Designated Survivor (Season 2 premiere) Thursday, September 28 8 p.m. — Grey’s Anatomy (two-hour Season 14 premiere) 10 p.m. — How to Get Away with Murder (Season 4 premiere) Friday, September 29 8 p.m. — Marvel’s Inhumans (two-hour series premiere) Sunday, October 1 7 p.m. — The Toy Box (Season 2 premiere; new day and time) 8 p.m. — Shark Tank (two-hour Season 9 premiere; new day and time) 10 p.m. — Ten Days in the Valley (Series premiere) Tuesday, October 3 8 p.m. — The Middle (Season 9 premiere) 8:30 p.m. — Fresh Off the Boat (Season 4 premiere; new time) 9 p.m. — Black-ish (Season 4 premiere; new day and time) 9:30 p.m. — The Mayor (Series premiere) 10 p.m. — Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (formerly The Gospel of Kevin) (Series premiere) Thursday, October 5 9 p.m. — Scandal (Season 7 premiere) Friday, October 6 8 p.m. — Once Upon a Time (Season 7 premiere; new day and time) Sunday, October 8 8 p.m. — To Tell the Truth (Season 3 premiere; new day and time) Sunday, November 26 7 p.m. — America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Season 28 premiere).....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 24th, 2017

Mark your calendars for ABC’s premiere dates

ABC announced today when your favorite new shows will be back and when you soon-to-be-addictions will premiere. Let me tell you, The Good Doctor will have you so addicted, you will be seeking a good doctor. Therefore, it is a good thing that it is the first scripted show to premiere this year. When it […] ABC announced today when your favorite new shows will be back and when you soon-to-be-addictions will premiere. Let me tell you, The Good Doctor will have you so addicted, you will be seeking a good doctor. Therefore, it is a good thing that it is the first scripted show to premiere this year. When it comes to the rest, someone tell me why they are bringing back The Toy Box so early. It was far from a hit. But what do I know I am just a viewer and see ABC in trouble. Monday, September 18 8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (Season 25 premiere) Monday, September 25 10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor” (Series premiere) Wednesday, September 27 8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (Season 5 premiere) 8:30-9:00 p.m. “Speechless” (Season 2 premiere) 9:00-9:30 p.m. “Modern Family” (Season 9 premiere) 9:30-10:00 p.m. “American Housewife” (Season 2 premiere; new day and time) 10:00-11:00 p.m. “Designated Survivor” (Season 2 premiere) Thursday, September 28 8:00-10:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (two-hour Season 14 premiere) 10:00-11:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (Season 4 premiere) Friday, September 29 8:00-10:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Inhumans” (two-hour series premiere) Sunday, October 1 7:00-8:00 p.m. “The Toy Box” (Season 2 premiere; new day and time) 8:00-10:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (two-hour Season 9 premiere; new day and time) 10:00-11:00 p.m. “Ten Days in the Valley” (Series premiere) Tuesday, October 3 8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Middle” (Season 9 premiere) 8:30-9:00 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (Season 4 premiere; new time) 9:00-9:30 p.m. “black-ish” (Season 4 premiere; new day and time) 9:30-10:00 p.m. “The Mayor” (Series premiere) 10:00-11:00 p.m. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” (formerly “The Gospel of Kevin”) (Series premiere) Thursday, October 5 9:00-10:00 p.m. “Scandal” (Season 7 premiere) Friday, October 6 8:00-9:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time” (Season 7 premiere; new day and time) Sunday, October 8 8:00-9:00 p.m. “To Tell the Truth” (Season 3 premiere; new day and time) Sunday, November 26 7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Season 28 premiere).....»»

Category: topSource: seriouslyomgJul 24th, 2017

Russian News Outlets Are PISSED At Morgan Freeman For Trying To Expose "Former KGB Spy" Vladimir Putin!

Russia is not happy with Morgan Freeman's latest role. The actor is getting attacked by Russian media for starring in a Rob Reiner-produced video in which he accuses Vladimir Putin of meddling in the U.S. election. Freeman starts out by pitching a movie script centering around a salty KGB spy that uses the chaos of the Soviet [...] Russia is not happy with Morgan Freeman's latest role. The actor is getting attacked by Russian media for starring in a Rob Reiner-produced video in which he accuses Vladimir Putin of meddling in the U.S. election. Freeman starts out by pitching a movie script centering around a salty KGB spy that uses the chaos of the Soviet Union's collapse to launch his way into politics, and later gets revenge on the U.S. through cyber attacks and spreading false information. It's at this point in the video where Freeman reveals he isn't describing a movie, but the real life events of "former KGB spy" Putin! He then urges POTUS to tell the nation that "during this past election, we came under attack by the Russian government." Related: Russian Accounts Likely Bought $100,000 In Ads Around The Election! Needless to say, the Russian media was not enthused with Freeman's attempt at whistleblowing. Labeling him "Hysterical Freeman," news outlets brought in psychiatrists who say he has a "Messianic complex" from playing God and the President. Other anchors called the actor an overworked pothead. The Kremlin, however, is simply shaking it off. Press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Putin was not taking the video seriously, as its claims were "groundless and of an exclusively emotional character." Well, if The Committee to Investigate Russia can't use this story to expose the Russian President, at least it could make for one hell of a political thriller! Ch-ch-check out the controversial video (below). [Image via C-SPAN/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 22nd, 2017

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss America - ABC News

Washington PostMiss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss AmericaABC NewsMiss North Dakota Cara Mund reacts after being named Miss America during Miss America 2018 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)more +. 0 Shares. Email. Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President ...Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, wins Miss America 2018New York Daily NewsMiss America 2018: Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, wins pageant, makes historyNJ.comMiss North Dakota wins the Miss America pageant for the first time in historyWashington PostMiami Herald -USA TODAY -Hollywood Life -PEOPLE.comall 214 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzSep 11th, 2017

Jaime Pressly Displays Large Baby Bump While Pregnant with Twins

Jaime Pressly cradles her large baby bump while attending the Celebrity Red Carpet Safety Awareness Event on Saturday afternoon (September 23) in Los Angeles. The 40-year-old Mom actress is expecting twins with her longtime boyfriend Hamzi Hijazi and he joined her at the event. The event helped spread awareness about Car Seat Safety as well [...] Jaime Pressly cradles her large baby bump while attending the Celebrity Red Carpet Safety Awareness Event on Saturday afternoon (September 23) in Los Angeles. The 40-year-old Mom actress is expecting twins with her longtime boyfriend Hamzi Hijazi and he joined her at the event. The event helped spread awareness about Car Seat Safety as well as other areas of safety that affect parents and their precious loved ones. Companies like Step2, Diono, Evenflo, Nuna, Cybex, UPPAbaby, Babyganics, OXO Tot, and Munchkin were on hand to show off their new products before they hit the market. There are many more pregnant celebs right now who could definitely use some of the products. Check out our slideshow of all the stars currently expecting!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 25th, 2017

Miss America 2018: Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, wins pageant, makes history - NJ.com

NJ.comMiss America 2018: Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, wins pageant, makes historyNJ.comCara Mund has become the first Miss America contestant in the pageant's 96-year history to bring home a win for North Dakota. Mund, 23, a graduate of Brown University, triumphed Sunday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, besting 50 other contestants to ...Crossing Trump on climate, new Miss America fears no tweetMiami HeraldWho is Cara Mund? Miss America 2018 Winner is the First Contestant From North Dakota to Win CrownNewsweekMiss North Dakota Cara Mund Is Crowned State's First-Ever Miss AmericaHuffPostHollywood Life -Bustle -PEOPLE.com -International Business Timesall 75 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 11th, 2017

How Miss Michigan 2017 did at the Miss America pageant - MLive.com

MLive.comHow Miss Michigan 2017 did at the Miss America pageantMLive.comMiss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund is crowned Miss America 2018 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (Tim Hawk | For NJ.com). Miss America 2018. Following four nights of intense competition in Atlantic City, N.J., Cara Mund, of ...Hometown 'giddy' for North Dakota's first Miss AmericaGrand Forks HeraldMiss America 2018: 4 things to know about Cara MundABC NewsNew Miss America found a mentor at Brown UniversityThe Providence JournalPress of Atlantic City -Beaumont Enterprise -Sacramento Bee -Townhallall 212 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 11th, 2017

Miss North Dakota wins the Miss America pageant for the first time in history - Washington Post

Washington PostMiss North Dakota wins the Miss America pageant for the first time in historyWashington PostContinuing the year of surprise conclusions during live TV events, Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, the first time in the show's nearly 100-year history that the state has claimed the prize. Mund, a 23-year-old ...Miss America 2018: 6 highlights of the pageantEW.comMiss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss AmericaABC NewsMiss America 2018: 5 Things to Know About Miss North Dakota Cara MundE! OnlineNew York Daily News -U.S. News & World Report -HuffPost -NJ.comall 245 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzSep 11th, 2017

Miss America 2018: 6 highlights of the pageant - EW.com

EW.comMiss America 2018: 6 highlights of the pageantEW.comIt's a bold move to air Celebrity Family Feud — hosted by Steve Harvey, Destroyer of Beauty Pageant Dreams — just before the Miss America 2018 pageant. We can forgive, Steve, but we cannot forget (that goes for you too, Warren). It is perhaps an even ...Miss North Dakota wins the Miss America pageant for the first time in historyWashington PostMiss North Dakota Cara Mund is new Miss AmericaABC NewsCrossing Trump on Climate, New Miss America Fears No TweetU.S. News & World ReportE! Online -New York Daily News -HuffPost -NJ.comall 247 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzSep 11th, 2017

LAPD Opens Harvey Weinstein Rape Investigation As TWO New Accusers Come Forward!

Harvey Weinstein may soon have nowhere to run. We already know the infamous Hollywood heavyweight is being investigated for sexual assault in the U.K. with its lack of statute of limitations. He may even have to answer for the 1997 accusations of Rose McGowan thanks to a legal loophole in Utah. But according to the latest reports, [...] Harvey Weinstein may soon have nowhere to run. We already know the infamous Hollywood heavyweight is being investigated for sexual assault in the U.K. with its lack of statute of limitations. He may even have to answer for the 1997 accusations of Rose McGowan thanks to a legal loophole in Utah. But according to the latest reports, he is now being investigated in his own city. Related: All Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far The LAPD confirmed an Italian model-actress (who wished to remain anonymous) has officially become the sixth woman to accuse Weinstein of rape or forcible sex acts. The now-38-year-old tells the L.A. Times she met Weinstein for only the second time at the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest in February 2013. After they spoke briefly at the fest, he showed up "without warning" at her hotel lobby asking to come up. She said no, but he got her room number and came up anyway, soon bullying his way in telling her he "just wanted to talk." But he didn't: "Once inside, he asked me questions about myself but soon became very aggressive and demanding and kept asking to see me naked. He grabbed me by the hair and forced me to do something I did not want to do. He then dragged me to the bathroom and forcibly raped me." She says she tried to stop him by showing him photos of her children, but it didn't do any good. In all, she says, the encounter lasted 45 minutes: "When he left, he acted like nothing happened. I barely knew this man. It was the most demeaning thing ever done to me by far. It sickens me still. … He made me feel like an object, like nothing with all his power... All these years I've been thinking why I didn't call the police immediately. I regret that I opened the door." Today also brings yet another new accusation from Russian TV host Katya Mtsitouridze (above, right), who recounted to The Hollywood Reporter an incident with Weinstein 13 years ago: "I first met Mr. Weinstein in the Regent hotel at the Berlin film festival [in 2003], where I was doing a television interview with George Clooney for Channel One. Harvey was co-producer of Clooney's directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. After the interview, he came up to me saying that he liked my questions and would love to have lunch in his room — that he loved Russian culture, especially Chekhov, and that his grandparents were originally from Russia — and that we could have an interesting conversation. I was surprised and told him, rather ironically, that, of course, it would be an honor, but I was afraid my boyfriend would not be happy about our cultural tete-a-tete, but if he wished to invite him, there would be no problem." Harvey didn't like that, says Katya, so instead he gave her his number and over the next few months whenever their paths wold cross at junkets, he would remind her to call him. But it was at the Venice Film Festival in 2004 that Katya says she got the full Weinstein. Related: France's Got Talent Judge Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Against NINE Women, Including A 14-Year-Old! He invited her after a screening of Finding Neverland to discuss an idea he had for modern Russian writers. Katya thought it was legit since he was a publisher as well -- but again she refused to meet with him alone in his room, instead telling him to meet her at the Excelsior hotel cafe, a public place full of industry professionals. When she got there, Harvey's assistant showed up instead saying he wasn't feeling well, so could she meet him upstairs. She was hesitant but "the assistant said that he would be joining us, so I went up." That's when the assistant "instantly disappeared," and Katya met the real Harvey: "I was frozen into immobility like a statue, because a well-known producer with whom I've come to discuss modern Russian writers, was in a bathrobe." Ugh. He apparently told her his masseuse was late but that they could have fun while he waited. She also remembers him saying: "'You will love it. I'm a guru in this matter. You never met a man like me.'" Though she doesn't know if he meant massage or not. She says she wondered if the press junket down the hall would hear her screams when she was saved "like a scene from a bad movie" when a waiter returned to the room with a bucket of champagne. She used the opportunity and made a swift exit. She saw Harvey again around a decade later at Cannes, when the two were introduced by a mutual acquaintance who didn't know they had met. She says she was nervous but recalls: "But Harvey, acting as if nothing had happened, kissed my hand and said quietly so that only I could hear: 'Don't even think about saying anything. Forget all about it. Be a smart girl.'" She never did say anything. But she is now. And so are a lot more women. [Image via Instagram/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhilton2 hr. 24 min. ago

Stranger Things Season 2!!! Plus Everything Else Coming & Going On Netflix In October!

They're here… Well, almost. October is coming to Netflix, and with it the second season of the breakout hit Stranger Things! The first season slayed Summer 2016, but this one takes place at Halloween — which is exactly when it's dropping, October 27! Photos: Netflix Removes Children's Cartoon After Viewers Discover A PENIS In The Background! For those in [...] They're here... Well, almost. October is coming to Netflix, and with it the second season of the breakout hit Stranger Things! The first season slayed Summer 2016, but this one takes place at Halloween -- which is exactly when it's dropping, October 27! Photos: Netflix Removes Children's Cartoon After Viewers Discover A PENIS In The Background! For those in search of the scary, the streaming giant is also dropping the controversially graphic French cannibal movie Raw and the Netflix original slasher The Babysitter, starring Bella Thorne! In case you aren't in the October mood, there are plenty of other movies coming -- and sadly leaving -- next month. Ch-ch-check out the full list (below)! Available October 1: 88 Minutes A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Before Midnight Blood Diamond Boogie Nights Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cleverman Season 2 Death Sentence Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Eagle vs. Shark Eyes Wide Shut Generation Iron 2 Ghost Patrol I Love You, Man Ice Guardians Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1 Made of Honor Miss Congeniality Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Must Love Dogs Never Let Me Go No Reservations Penelope PJ Masks Season 1 Set Up The Reaping Tokyo Idols Tommy Boy Vanished Veronica Available October 2 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown Sleeping with Other People Available October 3 13 Demons Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth (Netflix original) Cult of Chucky The Survivalist Available October 4 Raw Available October 5 Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen) Season 1 (Netflix original) Schitt's Creek Season 3 The Fosters Season 5 Available October 6 ID-0 Season 1 (Netflix original) Skylanders Academy Season 2 (Netflix original) Suburra Season 1 (Netflix original) The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix original) Word Party Season 3 (Netflix original) Available October 7 Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life Middle Man Available October 10 Christina P: Mother Inferior (Netflix original) The Skyjacker's Tale Available October 11 Donnie Darko Available October 12 Fe de etarras (Netflix original film) Available October 13 El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial (Netflix original film) Kingdom of Us (Netflix original film) Mindhunter Season 1 (Netflix original film) Super Monsters Season 1 (Netflix original film) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby The Babysitter (Netflix original film) The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix original film) Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 4 Available October 15 Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses LEGO: City Season 1 Money OtherLife She Makes Comics West Coast Customs Season 6 Available October 17 Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Netflix original film) Slasher: Guilty Party (Netflix original film) Available October 19 Wedding Unplanned Available October 20 1922 (Netflix original film) Haters Back Off Season 2 (Netflix original film) One of Us (Netflix original film) Smurfs: The Lost Village The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story (Netflix original film) Wheelman (Netflix original film) Available October 23 Meet the Robinsons While We're Young Available October 24 Wanted Seasons 1-2 (Netflix original film) The Mist Season 1 Available October 25 The Hateful Eight The Final Master La Querida del Centauro Season 2 Available October 26 Strange Weather Available October 27 Stranger Things Season 2 (Netflix original) Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix original film) Available October 28 Pup Star: Better 2Gether Available October 30 Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States (Netflix original film) Available October 31 Zumbo's Just Desserts Season 1 (Netflix original film) And leaving next month: Leaving October 1 30 Rock Seasons 1–7 A Love in Times of Selfies Across the Universe Barton Fink Bella Big Daddy Carousel Cradle 2 the Grave Crafting a Nation Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest Daddy's Little Girls Dark Was the Night David Attenborough's Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates Season 1 Day of the Kamikaze Death Beach Dowry Law Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Friday Night Lights Seasons 1–5 Happy Feet Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Hellboy Kagemusha Laura Love Actually Malcolm in the Middle Seasons 1–7 Max Dugan Returns Millennium Million Dollar Baby Mortal Kombat Mr. 3000 Mulholland Dr. My Father the Hero My Name Is Earl Seasons 1–4 One Tree Hill Seasons 1–9 Patton Picture This Prison Break Seasons 1–4 The Bernie Mac Show Seasons 1–5 The Shining The Wonder Years Seasons 1–6 Titanic Leaving October 19 The Cleveland Show Seasons 1–4 Leaving October 21 Bones Seasons 5–11 Leaving October 27 Lie to Me Seasons 2–3 Louie Seasons 1–5 Hotel Transylvania 2 Leaving October 29 Family Guy Seasons 9–14 Seeing anything special, streamers??.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 20th, 2017

Riverdale Star K.J. Apa"s Late Night Car Crash Sparks On-Set Investigation From Screen Actor"s Guild!

There's about to be a real life investigation on the set of Riverdale. Last week, series star K.J. Apa crashed his car after falling asleep at the wheel while driving back from set following a long day of shooting. Though the Aussie actor only suffered a minor injury, the accident sparked outrage among the cast and crew [...] There's about to be a real life investigation on the set of Riverdale. Last week, series star K.J. Apa crashed his car after falling asleep at the wheel while driving back from set following a long day of shooting. Though the Aussie actor only suffered a minor injury, the accident sparked outrage among the cast and crew over the poor safety protections during production. Related: Cop Says No Evidence Of Choke Hold Against Cardi B Now, other parties are getting involved. Hollywood union SAG-AFTRA is dispatching a team to Vancouver, Canada to investigate working conditions for performers on the set of The CW series. The guild said it was "deeply concerned" about the safety of the actors after Apa's car accident. A spokesperson for the union told TheWrap: "This is an extremely troubling situation and we are deeply concerned about the safety of performers on the Riverdale set. We are sending a team to Vancouver to review the circumstances surrounding safety issues affecting performers on this production. We have no further comment at this time." As we reported, cast members are responsible for transportation to and from set -- but this incident has prompted the actors to seek out transportation back from late night shoots, such as the 45-minute commute Apa crashed on following a 14-hour work day. Warner Bros. TV was quick to respond to the controversy, pointing out that the actors are repeatedly told they can call a taxi, driver, or hotel room on the studio's dime -- per the union's rules -- should they feel too tired to drive themselves. We'll see if anything comes from SAG's investigation. As for Archie himself, he has since returned to work on the second season of the hit show. [Image via The CW.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzSep 22nd, 2017

That’s a Wrap: The Week in Movie News

Get the latest movie casting and development news. Deadline reports that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have exited the Han Solo movie in the middle of filming. Not long over the move was made, it was announced that Ron Howard would step in to direct the film. The next Jurassic World movie now has a title. A new poster arrived online via Twitter touting Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is expected during the summer of 2018. NBC Universal President Michael Edelstein reports that there is a Downton Abbey movie in the works. “It’s been in the works for some time. We are working on getting the script right and we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together,” stated Edelstein. It’s his hope that the film will start shooting next year. Kyle Chandler and Ryan Gosling will co-star in First Man, the new film about Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. Gosling’s La La Land director Damien Chazelle will oversee the film. Gosling plays Armstrong, while Chandler plays Deke Slayton, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts. Deadline reports that the Joel Edgerton-written and starring film Boy Erased has been picked up by Focus Features. The film tells the story of a teen boy (Lucas Hedges) who is the son of a Baptist preacher who is outed to his parents and pressured into attending a gay conversion camp. Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman reportedly being courted for supporting roles. Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Operation Finale, the Chris Weitz-directed film about the hunt and capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Deadline reports that Kingsley will play Eichmann opposite Oscar Isaac’s Peter Malkin, the leader of an Israeli spy group tasked with hunting down Eichmann. It’s a Nightcrawler reunion. Writer-director Dan Gilroy is tapping leading man Jake Gyllenhaal and leading woman Rene Russo in a still untitled film set in the art world. It’s the year of Carrie Coon! On the heels of the season (and possible series) finales of Fargo and The Leftovers, the actress has joined the cast of Widows, the film centering on the wives of three robbers who decide to finish their husband’s job after they get killed during a heist. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki and Michelle Rodriguez also star in the film. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are in talks to star in A Simple Favor. Deadline reports that Paul Feig will direct the thriller which starts shooting in Toronto in August. The movie centers on a mommy blogger whose best friend suddenly vanishes. Emily Ratajkowski feels pretty. The model-turned-actress has joined the cast of the Amy Schumer-starring film I Feel Pretty. The comedy also has cast Michelle Williams and Rafe Spall. The last piece of the cast has been set for the ensemble film Tag. Leslie Bibb is joining the film, which centers on a group of friends who have become the focus of a Wall Street Journal article after playing a game of tag for over 30 years. Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones and Isla Fisher have also been cast. Deadline reports that Eli Roth will direct The House With a Clock in Its Walls for Amblin Entertainment, with Jack Black attached to star. The film is based on a series of books, with this particular story centering on a recently orphaned boy who discovers a world of hidden passages and mystery in his uncle’s old house. Neve Campbell will star opposite Dwayne Johnson in the new film Skyscraper. The 3D action thriller has Johnson as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader who assesses the security for skyscrapers. While on the job in China, he discovers one of the tallest buildings on fire and himself being framed for it. It makes for a harrowing day in which he must escape capture while still trying to save a family trapped above the fire line. Michael Ealy and Meagan Good will star as a couple who find themselves challenged in their remote new home by the former tenant (Dennis Quaid) in the psychological thriller Motivated Seller. Armie Hammer and Jermaine Fowler have joined the new Boots Riley film, Sorry to Bother You. Deadline reports the film is about a timid black telemarketer who discovers a magical key to business success and must decided on whether or not to stand up or sell out to his corporate overlords. Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson will star in the new Netflix film Ibiza. The movie centers on a woman (Jacobs) who goes on a work trip to Barcelona, but quickly gets sidetracked with her friends while hunting for a popular DJ......»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJul 17th, 2017

U2 Cancels Saturday Night St. Louis Concert Due To Public Safety Concerns

Massive demonstrations and protests in St. Louis have officially upended U2's concert in the city, with the band opting to announce early this morning that they are canceling it altogether to avoid safety issues downtown. The Missouri city is seeing lots of public protests and demonstrations after a not guilty verdict came down early this week [...] Massive demonstrations and protests in St. Louis have officially upended U2's concert in the city, with the band opting to announce early this morning that they are canceling it altogether to avoid safety issues downtown. The Missouri city is seeing lots of public protests and demonstrations after a not guilty verdict came down early this week from a trial on a police-involved shooting there -- a former police officer named Jason Stockley had been charged with first degree murder in the 2011 death of a black motorist, Anthony Lamar Smith, after a high speed chase. Related: Reacting To U2's You're The Best Thing About Me!! The St. Louis Police Department is apparently the driving force behind U2's change in plans, as TMZ is reporting that the department informed the band and Live Nation that they are "not in position to provide the standard protection for the audience." In other words, the police say they have their hands full with demonstrations through other parts of the city. The band doesn't want to risk anyone's public safety by having the concert, and so things are off, at least for tonight. More updates to come, if necessary. [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 16th, 2017

Lady Gaga Named First Honorary Miss Gay America!

Lady Gaga is getting tons of love and support as she works through the chronic pain that caused her to postpone the European leg of her tour – including a special honor by the Miss Gay America pageant! The pageant’s owner, Michael Dutzer, posted a photo on Friday (September 29) presenting the Joanne singer-songwriter with [...] Lady Gaga is getting tons of love and support as she works through the chronic pain that caused her to postpone the European leg of her tour – including a special honor by the Miss Gay America pageant! The pageant’s owner, Michael Dutzer, posted a photo on Friday (September 29) presenting the Joanne singer-songwriter with the first-ever honorary Miss Gay America crown earlier in the month. “First we would like to wish @ladygaga the best as she recovers from an injury. On Sept 10 we presented Lady Gaga with a Miss Gay America crown, making her the first honorary Miss Gay America. We love Gaga for all she’s done for the LGBTQ community, especially our youth, so we thought this would be a great way to honor her for championing self-acceptance, diversity and the beauty in everyone’s mirror,” he wrote. “Along with the crown, we made a donation to the @btwfoundation on behalf of the Miss Gay America organization.” Congratulations, Lady Gaga! A post shared by Michael Dutzer (@mdutzer) on Sep 29, 2017 at 10:08am PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 29th, 2017

Miss Texas slammed Trump's Charlottesville comments, more Miss America political moments - USA TODAY

USA TODAYMiss Texas slammed Trump's Charlottesville comments, more Miss America political momentsUSA TODAYDisagreeing with President Trump was a common theme during the Miss America 2018 competition Sunday. During the question and answer portion of the evening, multiple contestants were asked about politically-focused topics — and they didn't hold back.Miss America contestant shreds Trump's Charlottesville responseThe Hill (blog)Miss America: Miss Texas's Answer on Charlottesville Violence Puts Trump to Shame in Just 15 SecondsNewsweekMiss Texas slams Trump with white supremacist takedownEW.com (blog)TIME -Business Insider -Hollywood Reporter -Us Weeklyall 109 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 11th, 2017

There she is: From 1921 to 2017, see the Miss America pageant through the years - Deseret News

Deseret NewsThere she is: From 1921 to 2017, see the Miss America pageant through the yearsDeseret NewsMiss America 2018 was crowned Sunday night in Atlantic City, where the event first began in 1921 as a bathing suit competition. Here's a photographic look at the Miss America Pageant through the years, starting in 1921 and working up to 2017. 1921 ...New Miss America takes traditional dip in ocean after winWashington Post7 things to know about Miss America 2018, Cara MundNJ.comHow Miss Michigan 2017 did at the Miss America pageantMLive.comPEOPLE.com -The Mercury News -New York Daily News -E! Onlineall 170 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 11th, 2017

Who Won Miss America 2015?: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2015 Miss America competition: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev! Before crowning the winner, the judges announced the top fifteen in the competition: Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn, Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray, Miss Te.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 15th, 2014

New Details — And Unanswered Questions — Emerge In Investigation Of The Walking Dead Stuntman"s Death

How does a routine fall lead to the death of an experienced stuntman? That's what Georgia police are investigating after the tragic death of stunt performer John Bernecker, who died on July 12 after plummeting headfirst from a 22-foot balcony on the set of The Walking Dead. Capt. John Kennedy has been assigned the case through the [...] How does a routine fall lead to the death of an experienced stuntman? That's what Georgia police are investigating after the tragic death of stunt performer John Bernecker, who died on July 12 after plummeting headfirst from a 22-foot balcony on the set of The Walking Dead. Capt. John Kennedy has been assigned the case through the Coweta County Sheriff's Office, which has been instructed to "freeze" all provision of investigation materials to the media amid the probe. Local law enforcement ran into trouble right after the incident. Officials failed to interview stunt coordinator Monty L. Simons on the scene as most crewmembers had been instructed to leave within minutes of the accident. Photo: Ryan Phillippe In Hospital After 'Freak Accident'! Responding officer Deputy Sheriff J.P. Traylor was also unable to interview TWD's first assistant director on the episode, the person who generally is responsible for set safety. Instead, Traylor was able to speak with only two of those present: second assistant director Matthew Goodwin and actor Austin Amelio, who was also on the balcony during the fall. Bernecker's girlfriend Jennifer Cocker, a fellow stunt performer, has questioned Amelio's presence on the balcony, noting it was the wrong move to "put a super professional stuntman with an inexperienced actor who doesn't know what he's doing." But bigger issues are still being called into question, like why set photos show a balcony without any padding below, and why it took 17 minutes for an ambulance to reach the performer. Related: Kim Zolciak 'Almost Fully Recovered' From 2015 Stroke According to Traylor's report, Bernecker was supposed to fall from the balcony railing onto a pad made of boxes, PortaPit pads, and another large pad, but he missed the padding by inches. The report quotes Goodwin saying that Bernecker signaled he was ready and got most of the way over, but "did not appear to get good separation from the balcony." He attempted to abort the stunt by grabbing onto the railing with both hands, but failed. Experts say that stunt performers are responsible for reviewing the safety of the stunt design and demanding changes if necessary. However, this accident may lead to changes in the SAG-AFTRA agreement between the studios and the union to give stunt performers more control over their own safety. Veteran stuntman Conrad Palmisano says we may never find out what specifically went wrong in the ill-fated stunt, telling The Hollywood Reporter: "Something obviously went wrong. It's never a black and white thing. It's always a pinch of this, a dash of that, then something tragic happens." Bernecker had racked up 93 stunt credits in less than a decade. Our hearts go out to his loved ones during this devastating time. [Image via Facebook.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 19th, 2017

Colin Trevorrow Steps Down as "Star Wars: Episode IX" Director

Colin Trevorrow has officially stepped down as the director of the upcoming movie Star Wars: Episode IX. The 40-year-old director broke out with his indie hit Safety Not Guaranteed in 2012 and then directed the monster hit Jurassic World in 2015. Colin‘s most recent movie was this summer’s The Book of Henry, a passion project [...] Colin Trevorrow has officially stepped down as the director of the upcoming movie Star Wars: Episode IX. The 40-year-old director broke out with his indie hit Safety Not Guaranteed in 2012 and then directed the monster hit Jurassic World in 2015. Colin‘s most recent movie was this summer’s The Book of Henry, a passion project of his that was not well received by critics. “Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX,” the producers of the film announced on StarWars.com. “Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.” The directors of the upcoming Han Solo movie were also replaced, though that shockingly happened in the middle of production......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 5th, 2017