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Venice Film Festival Cancels Opening Party in Solidarity With Italy Earthquake Victims

Earthquake hits central Italy - 25 Aug 2016

CASTIGLIONCELLO, Italy — The Venice Film Festival has cancelled its opening-night dinner and beachside gala in solidarity with victims of the Italian earthquake. The dinner and party were planned for August 31, following the world premiere of Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.”  The musical film’s red carpet will not be affected. The decision was taken by… Read more »

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Watch Exclusive Clip From Leonard Nimoy Documentary ‘For the Love of Spock’

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For Adam Nimoy, the documentary “For the Love of Spock” gave him an opportunity to connect with father Leonard Nimoy in the closing months of his life. “The minute I suggested it to dad, he was in,” Nimoy recalls in an exclusive clip. “That led me on a journey of self discovery about my relationship… Read more »

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Ben Foster on ‘Hell or High Water’ and Why He Doesn’t Like Watching His Own Films

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Ben Foster stars in five big-screen releases this year, including the current “Hell or High Water” and the Ron Howard movie “Inferno,” which debuts in October. Earlier this year, he starred with Gillian Anderson in “A Streetcar Named Desire” after its transfer to the New York stage from Britain’s National Theatre. Upcoming for Foster: the… Read more »

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‘Southside With You’ Star Tika Sumpter on Malia Obama: ‘Give Her Some Slack’

'Southside With You' film premiere, after party, New York, USA - 24 Aug 2016

“I’m so hyper,” said Parker Sawyers, on the red carpet of the “Southside With You” premiere, presented by The Cinema Society and Miramax & Roadside Attractions, at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York Wednesday evening. “Even this is taking a lot of energy to stand still.” It was obvious that Sawyers, who plays Barack Obama, and… Read more »

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Neil Burger to Direct Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston in ‘Intouchables’ Remake

'Divergent' film premiere, Madrid, Spain - 03 Apr 2014

“Divergent” director Neil Burger has been tapped to direct The Weinstein Company’s remake of “The Intouchables,” starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston. TWC plans to start showing in January. Hart and Cranston, who have not worked together before, came on board the project in March. The original French movie starred Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy… Read more »

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‘Queen of Katwe’ Leads the Slate at 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival

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“Queen of Katwe,” the Disney film directed by Mira Nair and starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, is among the films lined up to screen at the 20th Urbanworld Film Festival, the annual New York showcase of films from diverse creators. Oyelowo will serve as one of the festival’s ambassadors this year, as will Ava DuVernay,… Read more »

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Holt McCallany, Peter Fonda Starring in Comedy ‘Ogilvy Fortune’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Peter Fonda and Holt McCallany will star in caper comedy “The Ogilvy Fortune” with Andrew Dice Clay and Richard Lewis cast in supporting roles, Variety has learned exclusively. Frank Peluso will direct from his screenplay, which traces the search for lost pirate treasure hidden inside a Caribbean Island hotel days before it’s due for  demolition…. Read more »

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George Clooney to Host MPTF’s 95th Anniversary Celebration

The Scottish Business Awards, Edinburgh, Scotland - 12 Nov 2015

George Clooney has signed on to host Hollywood’s Night Under the Stars, an evening of performances celebrating the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s 95th year of helping Hollywood entertainers. Also appearing at the event will be Matt Bomer, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Douglas, Derek Hough, Hugh Jackman, Norm Lewis, Jane Lynch, Johnny Mathis, Sheryl Lee Ralph,… Read more »

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