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Liza Minnelli's Cabaret Costume Among 1,000 Pieces Up For Auction

Profiles in History, an auction house located in Southern California, announced on Wednesday that Liza Minnelli would be auctioning off more than 1,000 items from her personal collection of items, including items that belonged to her mother, Judy Garland, and her filmmaker father, Vincente Minnelli, in the auction dubbed 'Love, Liza'.The dazzling list of items includes her signature Cabaret costume -- the classic bowler hat, boots, and halter top vest included -- and her Cabaret script, complete with her hand-written annotations. In addition to these, the 'Love, Liza' auction will also include her 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.
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‘Judy’: Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley Join Garland Biopic Led By Renée Zellweger

‘Judy’: Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley Join Garland Biopic Led By Renée Zellweger
Exclusive: American Horror Story's Finn Wittrock has been set to play Mickey Deans, the fifth husband of Judy Garland, in Judy, the true story of the singer and actress' final concerts in London. Also joining the cast is Beast‘s Jessie Buckley as Rosalyn Wilder, the production assistant who looked after Garland during those performances. Renee Zellweger is playing the legendary singer/actress. From Pathe and Calamity Films, Judy will be helmed by British stage director…
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Vic Damone, Legendary Crooner Who Wowed Frank Sinatra, Dead at 89

Vic Damone, Legendary Crooner Who Wowed Frank Sinatra, Dead at 89
Vic Damone, the silky-voiced baritone who scored hits throughout the ’40s and ’50s, reportedly died on Sunday at the age of 89. His family tells Fox News that the singer died at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, with close relatives by his side.

Damone released over 2,500 records during his seven decades in music, earning praise from the likes of Frank Sinatra, who publicly affirmed that he “had the best pipes in the business.” He came of age in the big band boom just following World War II, alongside Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Perry Como.
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Politically Incorrect Oscars: White Actors Recognized for Playing Minorities

After two straight years of all-white acting nominees in 2015 and 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences responded to the #OscarsSoWhite issue by inviting a far more diverse and younger field of talent both behind and in front of the camera to join. And though there are miles to go until there is true diversity, the academy’s nominees and winners are beginning to reflect our culture.

Last year, “Moonlight” became the first Best Picture winner with an all-black cast. Its director Barry Jenkins shared the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar with Tarell Alvin McCraney, while Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor. Viola Davis also took home Best Supporting Actress for “Fences.”

This year’s black nominees include Jordan Peele, a triple nominee for producing, directing and writing Best Picture contender “Get Out,” which also scored a Best Actor nomination for Daniel Kaluuya. Two-time winner Denzel Washington is nominated for “Roman J.
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The politically incorrect Oscars: 9 white actors who were recognized for playing minorities

After two straight years of all-white acting nominees in 2015 and 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences responded to the #OscarsSoWhite issue by inviting a far more diverse and younger field of talent both behind and in front of the camera to join. And though there are miles to go until there is true diversity, the academy’s nominees and winners are beginning to reflect our culture.

Last year, “Moonlight” became the first Best Picture winner with an all-black cast. Its director Barry Jenkins shared the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar with Tarell Alvin McCraney, while Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor. Viola Davis also took home Best Supporting Actress for “Fences.”

This year’s black nominees include Jordan Peele, a triple nominee for producing, directing and writing Best Picture contender “Get Out,” which also scored a Best Actor nomination for Daniel Kaluuya. Two-time winner Denzel Washington is nominated for “Roman J.
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Longtime Studiocanal Production Exec Jenny Borgars Moves to Pathé

Jenny Borgars, who has been Studiocanal’s U.K. head of production since 2008, is joining Pathé as deputy managing director.

Danny Perkins, Studiocanal’s U.K. CEO, will fill in for Borgars, acting as head of U.K. production effective immediately.

In her new role, Borgars will report to Pathé Productions’ managing director Cameron McCracken. “Jenny has been a friend for many years and I am delighted to be welcoming her into the Pathé family,” McCracken said. “She will be working alongside me on all aspects of our U.K. business – from development and production through to distribution and international sales.”

Borgars said she was “a huge fan” of Pathé. “I love the films they make and the stamp of quality they bring to everything they do,” said Borgars.

During her tenure at Studiocanal, Borgars exec-produced such films as “Alan Partridge” and “Macbeth.”

Pathé’s roster includes Lenny Abrahamson’s “The Little Stranger,” now in post-production,
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Studiocanal's UK head of production Jenny Borgars to join Pathe (exclusive)

Long-time Studiocanal exec worked on Legend and Macbeth.

Source: Screen archive

Jenny Borgars

Jenny Borgars, Studiocanal’s long-time UK head of production, is to join Pathe, Screen can reveal.

Borgars, one of the UK’s most established production executives, will join in May as deputy managing director and report to Pathe Productions MD Cameron McCracken.

Studiocanal’s UK CEO Danny Perkins will take on the role of acting head of UK production at the company for now.

Borgars has been at Studiocanal since 2008 and has been intrinsic to the firm’s production push. Her name has figured in recent years when senior production roles at public funding bodies have been in the offing.

Prior to joining Studiocanal, Borgars was head of film at Left Bank Pictures and for seven years served as head of the development fund at the UK Film Council.

She has executive producer credits on some 19 films, ranging from box-office
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Oscars: What Should Have Won – Judgment at Nuremberg over West Side Story for Best Picture of 1961

Graeme Robertson on why Judgement at Nuremberg should have won over West Side Story at the Academy Awards…

It’s Oscar season again, so it’s time to take a look at Oscar ceremonies of the past and spotlight the films that I feel should have won the coveted Best Picture trophy over those that ultimately did.

Before I argue my case about this particular Oscar decision, I must make a confession dear readers. I really don’t like musicals.

While I will admit that a few manage to escape my disdain by being decent films outside of the musical segments (I was pleasantly surprised by La La Land for instance) or they have so much charm gushing from every frame that I can’t bring myself to hate it (I have a fondness for Singin’ in the Rain), I tend to steer clear of any films concerning matters of singing and dancing.
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Sundance 2018 Women Directors: Meet Susan Lacy — “Jane Fonda in Five Acts”

Jane Fonda in Five Acts”

Susan Lacy has received multiple Emmy and PGA Awards. She created PBS’ “American Masters.” Her directing credits include “Spielberg,” “Judy Garland: By Myself,” and “Joni Mitchell: A Woman of Heart and Mind.”

“Jane Fonda in Five Acts” premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 20.

W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

Sl: Girl next door, sex icon, activist, fitness tycoon, and Oscar-winning actress. Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy, and transformation — and she’s done it all in the public eye.

This film goes to the heart of who she really is — a blend of deep vulnerability, magnetism, and bravery — to show what has fueled her inspiring, remarkable life.

Born out of 21 hours of interviews, Fonda speaks candidly and frankly about her life. The film also includes interviews with Fonda’s family and friends — including Tom Hayden,
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Five Incredibly Extreme Celebrity Movie Diets Throughout History

Celebrities go to some serious extremes for some of their roles, and the diets they use for these effects are simply insane. The human body tends to need more than these people were giving it for the duration of their roles, but thankfully they had people monitoring them at least. The shock to the body going back and forth like this seems like it would be horrible. And yet some of them gladly sacrifice their health for what they love to do. 5. Judy Garland If you don’t know already then it’s time you found out, Judy Garland was on

Five Incredibly Extreme Celebrity Movie Diets Throughout History
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Gillian Anderson Exits American Gods

Gillian Anderson Exits American Gods
American Gods isn’t just losing its showrunners. Gillian Anderson has announced that she will not be back as the New God Media when the Starz drama returns with its second season later this year.

The X-Files vet told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that, “I’m not doing any more American Gods.”

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The news comes roughly six weeks after it was announced that co-showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green were departing the show due to creative differences with producer Fremantle over the length and direction of Season 2.

As Media,
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Everything You Didn't Know About the Cecil B. DeMille Award

Image Source: Getty / Paul Drinkwater The 2018 recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award was Oprah Winfrey, who gave a speech that we can safely say will go down in history as one of the greatest speeches any awards show has ever seen. In case you're wondering exactly what the award is, though, here's the 411 on that. The honorary award has been around since 1952 (the Golden Globes themselves date back to 1943), and the reason the award is called the Cecil B. DeMille Award is because the famous director was its first recipient, at the age of 71. Image Source: Getty / Bettman Cecil B. DeMille got his start in silent movies but worked until the late 1950s, finishing his last project less than a year before he died, at the age of 77. He is best known for The Ten Commandments and The Greatest Show on Earth, for which he earned his first Golden
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Oprah Winfrey Uses Cecil B. DeMille Award to Spotlight #MeToo Movement: ‘A New Day Is on the Horizon’

Oprah Winfrey Uses Cecil B. DeMille Award to Spotlight #MeToo Movement: ‘A New Day Is on the Horizon’
It seemed preordained. On a night when so many members of the entertainment industry came together to make their dedication to female-centric movements like #TimesUp and #MeToo, one of Hollywood’s most prolific pioneers would be on hand to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her massive contributions to the world. Oprah Winfrey was announced as this year’s recipient of the award back in December, but tonight’s speech couldn’t have been more timely.

The HFPA’s version of a Lifetime Achievement award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given to recipients for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Named after the legendary director of such films as “Cleopatra,” “Samson and Delilah” and “The Ten Commandments,” the award was first given out in 1952 and has been doled out continuously since, save for the 1976 and 2008 ceremonies, where it was not awarded to anyone.

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Jerry Van Dyke, 'Coach' Actor and Comedian, Dead at 86

Jerry Van Dyke, 'Coach' Actor and Comedian, Dead at 86
Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke and longtime sitcom actor who starred on Coach and The Middle, died Friday at the age of 86.

Van Dyke's wife Shirley told TMZ that the comedian died Friday at their Hot Springs, Arkansas ranch, adding that his health had steadily deteriorated following a car accident two years ago. The Van Dyke family also confirmed the actor's death to Wcai, a CBS affiliate in Illinois; Jerry and Dick Van Dyke were both natives of Danville, Illinois.

After starting his career as
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Don't Ask Céline Dion If She Has Advice for Lady Gaga About Her Las Vegas Residency

Don't Ask Céline Dion If She Has Advice for Lady Gaga About Her Las Vegas Residency
Céline Dion has been performing a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on and off since 2002. So when news broke that Lady Gaga would be heading to Sin City for a two-year concert series, one would imagine that Dion would be the perfect person to turn to for advice.

Yeah, not so much.

On Sunday, CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live hosts Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper checked in with the 49-year-old “My Heart Will Go On” singer about any advice she had for Gaga. And Dion shut them down quickly.

“Do I have advice for Lady Gaga?
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The Wizard of Oz

A storybook musical staged with the exuberance of a vaudeville show and the wit of a Marx Brothers movie. Judy Garland plays Dorothy Gale, a lonely farm girl swallowed by a tornado and dropped into a rainbow-hued Xanadu inhabited by singing-dancing doppelgängers of her Kansas cronies. This 1939 classic stays fresh as a daisy thanks to its brilliant tunes, cornpone wisdom and the timeless appeal of its cast.
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A Star Is Born Remake Gets a New 2018 Release Date

Warner Bros. is shifting its release date for A Star Is Born one more time, setting an October 5, 2018 date. Warner Bros originally announced a September 28, 2018 release date when A Star Is Born production started back in April, but then in September, the studio shifted the movie to the summer slot of May 18, 2018. Now it seems the studio is pushing the movie as a fall release, handing out its new, and presumably final, release date of October 5, 2018. A new report reveals the studio recently saw the movie and sparked to it, deciding to give it a more awards-season friendly release, although the movie will be facing some stiff competition at the box office.

As of now, this new remake of A Star Is Born, which marks Bradley Cooper's directing debut, while the actor also stars alongside Lady Gaga, will go up against Sony's Spider-Man spin-off Venom, which is currently in production,
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Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Moved Back Five Months

Warner Bros. has moved back “A Star Is Born,” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, back nearly five months from May 18 to Oct. 5 — moving the drama into awards season consideration.

Cooper is also helming the film, which will mark his directing debut. He will produce through his 22 and Green production company along with Jon Peters, Bill Gerber, and Basil Iwanyk.

The project, based on the William Wellman-directed 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, centers on a fading movie star who helps an aspiring actress while his own career spirals downward. James Mason and Judy Garland starred in a 1954 remake and Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson toplined the 1976 version.

Cooper came on as director following his work with Clint Eastwood on “American Sniper.” Eastwood attempted to get the film made for years with Cooper in the role of the fading movie star and eventually left the project, but not before suggesting to Cooper that he try directing
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Why Liza Minnelli Should Expect a Call From Renee Zellweger

Why Liza Minnelli Should Expect a Call From Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger is currently hip-deep in research for her next role, playing Judy Garland in Judy, an upcoming biopic about the late singer.

"There's so much material out there," Zellweger, 48, tells THR. Her favorite find so far: a clip of Garland performing with Mickey Rooney on CBSThe Judy Garland Show, which ran in 1963 and 1964. "She's so comfortable," Zellweger marvels of Garland, who died of an accidental barbiturate overdose in 1969. "You could see she's being herself. She was so funny and cool."

Still, there is one key resource Zellweger hasn't yet tapped for the film (which starts...
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Lady Gaga Announces 2-Year Las Vegas Residency

Lady Gaga Announces 2-Year Las Vegas Residency
Get ready, Las Vegas -- Mother Monster is coming to your city, and she plans to stay awhile!

Lady Gaga revealed plans for a two-year residency at MGM's Park Theater on her Twitter on Tuesday, which is set to kick off in December 2018.

"The rumors are true! I will have my own residency at MGM’s Park Theater," the 31-year-old singer-songwriter tweeted. "Get ready for a brand new show!! It’s been my lifelong dream to be a Las Vegas girl, I’m so overjoyed! Love You Little Monsters We Did It, Meet Me In Las Vegas!! #LasVegasGoesGaga."

Gaga shared several photos with the tweet, rocking super dope shades and a very fitting "Vegas" hat while she signed the contract and celebrated with a champagne toast.

The rumors are true! I will have my own residency at MGM’s Park Theater. Get ready for a brand new show!! It’s been my lifelong dream to be a Las
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