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7 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Guardian the kids of the controversial Oscar nominated documentary Jesus Camp 10 years later - how are they doing and how do they remember their evangelical childhoods?

Espn's Bodies issue is out. Check out the gallery. The human body is really so beautiful. But I realize we're not supposed to acknowledge that because people are so angry about the profile at...

Vanity Fair on Margot Robbie. Which is... Honestly I can't see anything wrong with it. Almost every good celebrity profile talks about what the star looks like, and what their big screen appeal is. It's not especially salacious as these things go. I'm stunned that it offended so many people. But me...

Nathaniel... I don't want to live in a world where we cant celebrate movie star beauty

Playbill Kristin Chenoweth doing a reading of proposed Best Little Whorehouse in Texas for the stage? Oh god oh god let this Broadway musical happen. »

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A writer's life by Anne-Katrin Titze

29 June 2016 2:46 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

A Scott Berg with Michael Grandage, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Michael Grandage's Genius, starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, written by John Logan, based on Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A Scott Berg, has Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway, Guy Pearce as F Scott Fitzgerald and Vanessa Kirby as Zelda Fitzgerald to round out their literary world.

Max Perkins (Colin Firth) with Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law)

Scott Berg also wrote Kate Remembered, about Katharine Hepburn, who died on this date, June 29 in 2003. Cate Blanchett in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (written by Logan), a Gustave Flaubert, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway connection and Fitzgerald's Garden of Allah were revisited in our conversation.

Thomas Wolfe's (Jude Law) problem is that he can't stop writing. Like a feverish Rainer Werner Fassbinder of the page, he burns himself out. And the people around him, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Working with Genius by Anne-Katrin Titze

7 June 2016 7:01 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

A Scott Berg, Michael Grandage, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, John Logan and Jude Law Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions hosted a Museum of Modern Art premiere for Michael Grandage's Genius with Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, written by John Logan (Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, Sam Mendes' Spectre and Skyfall), based on Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A Scott Berg. Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway, Guy Pearce as F Scott Fitzgerald and Vanessa Kirby as Zelda Fitzgerald round out their literary world.

John Logan on Scott Berg's Katharine Hepburn for Cate Blanchett: 'He absolutely offered some insight' Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Angela Ashton, Joel Grey, Martha Plimpton, Oren Moverman, Kathleen Turner, Keith Urban, Spotlight screenwriter Josh Singer, Tom Wolfe, Zach Grenier, Elena Kampouris, Lilly Englert, Elena Rusconi, Laura Michelle Kelly, Tommy Tonge, Nan and Gay Talese, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Ghostbusters Star Melissa McCarthy Circling Lee Israel Movie Can You Ever Forgive Me

31 May 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Bridesmaid star and soon-to-be-Ghostbuster Melissa McCarthy is closing a deal to headline Can You Ever Forgive Me, a dark comedy based on the memoir of novelist and playwright Lee Israel.

Variety has the scoop, confirming that the adaptation is to be directed by Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) from a script penned by Nicole Holofcener. Production has currently been penciled in to start later this year, lending McCarthy some downtime after donning the Proton Pack in Paul Feig’s blockbuster.

When it comes to Can You Ever Forgive Me, though, the fan-favorite actress will be trading the paranormal for profiles of the biggest names in entertainment. Set against the 1970s, Lee Israel made ends meet by profiling a series of movie stars and other celebrities – chief among them being Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, along with Estee Lauder.

But Israel’s reign at the top was short-lived, »

- Michael Briers

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Melissa McCarthy to Play Novelist and Literary Forger Lee Israel (Exclusive)

31 May 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Melissa McCarthy will star in Fox Searchlight’s adaptation of Lee Israel’s memoir “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” with “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” director Marielle Heller attached to helm.

The dark comedy will begin shooting early next year. Heller will direct from a script by Nicole Holofcener.

Producers are Anne Carey and Amy Nauiokas of Archer Gray, partnered with Israel’s friend and longtime confidant David Yarnell. Jawal Nga executive produces.

McCarthy will portray Israel, who made her living in the 1970s and ’80s writing profiles of stars such as Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, cosmetics executive Estee Lauder, and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When she was no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turned to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack, and began selling letters that she had forged from deceased writers and actors.

When the forgeries started to raise suspicion, »

- Dave McNary

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The 19 upcoming movies of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

31 May 2016 5:44 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? If so, you must be sniffing the sweet scent of 17 upcoming movies...

Got a movie you’re trying to make? Why not put Dwayne Johnson in it? It’s what everyone else seems to be doing, and it’s bound to earn you a fervent flurry of publicity. The man who it may not be acceptable to call ‘The Rock’ anymore has a whopping 17 films on his slate at the moment, though, so he may struggle to fit you in. But is there a movie star who's working harder right now?

The Rock's Kevin Hart comedy team-up Central Intelligence is in cinemas now, and after that Mr Johnson will be bringing us this massive pile of movies... 

The Definites Baywatch

Currently in post-production, the cinematic Baywatch revival is another example of The Rock being injected in to bring new »

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60 Minutes: Morley Safer Dies at 84; Retired Last Week

19 May 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_49406" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Morley Safer, image via CBS News.[/caption]

Veteran CBS newsman and longtime 60 Minutes TV show correspondent Morley Safer has died at the age of 84. Mr. Safer's retirement from 60 Minutes was announced one week ago. Reportedly, he was in declining health at that time, but a cause of death has not been reported.

This past Sunday, May 15, after 60 Minutes, CBS aired a special: Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life. It included his profiles of Jackie Gleason, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Wintour. The special also featured interviews with Tom Brokaw, David McCullough, and retired U.S. Brig. Gen. Joe Stringham.

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10 Things We Learned About Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes Movie

18 May 2016 9:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warren Beatty‘s Howard Hughes movie has been a long-gestating passion project. And curiosity about it reached a fever pitch once news got out that the 79-year-old was using the latest in movie technology to make himself look younger in his depiction of the late business magnate, who was famous for his romances with screen sirens such as Katharine Hepburn and Ava Gardner. Set in 1950s Hollywood, “Rules Don’t Apply” follows the relationship between a young actress (Lily Collins) and her driver (Alden Ehrenreich), as they encounter Hughes (Beatty). After it had been shrouded in mystery for months, Beatty »

- Meriah Doty

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60 Minutes: CBS News Series Correspondent Morley Safer Retires

12 May 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_48865" align="aligncenter" width="522"] Morley Safer retires from 60 Minutes. Image courtesy of CBS.[/caption]

And the clock winds down. Morley Safer is retiring from the 60 Minutes TV show on CBS, after 46 years. The veteran news correspondent, who has been with the CBS News division for more than 50 years, will not be with 60 Minutes for season 49.

Immediately following Safer's last 60 Minutes broadcast, CBS will air Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life, on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 8:00pm. The special will include Safer's profiles of Jackie Gleason, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Wintour. Also to be featured are interviews with former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, historian David McCullough, and retired U.S. Brig. Gen. Joe Stringham.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Luise Rainer as O-Lan in The Good Earth This Weekend at Webster University

8 May 2016 7:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Hunger makes men mad.”

The Good Earth (1937) screen this Friday through Sunday (May 13th-15th) at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo 63119). The film begins each evening at 8:00. 

They just don’t cast enough Caucasian actresses in yellow-face drag anymore! Katherine Hepburn in Dragon Seed, Myrna Loy in The Mask Of Fu Manchu, and (my favorite) French Hammer starlet Yvonne Monlaur in The Terror Of The Tongs all proved that a little scotch tape behind the eyes is all it takes to change one’s ethnicity! German-born actress Luise Rainer won her second consecutive Oscar (her first was for The Great Ziegfeld) in 1937 for playing O-Lan in The Good Earth opposite Paul Muni as her husband Wang Lung. Producer Irving Thalberg had originally planned on casting Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong as O-Lan but once Muni was hired, he knew the Hays Office would not »

- Tom Stockman

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A. Martin Zweiback, ‘Grace Quigley’ Screenwriter, Dies at 85

27 April 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Screenwriter A. Martin Zweiback died last Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 85.

Zweiback got his first big break in Hollywood with the 1984 film “Grace Quigley,” starring Katharine Hepburn and Nick Nolte. Hepburn was visiting the home of George Cukor when Zweiback threw the film’s script over Cukor’s fence. By the time he made it home, he had a call from Hepburn waiting on his answering machine.

Directed by Tom Harvey, “Grace Quigley” was the first film where a director and writer edited a release of the finished film.

Zweiback’s other works include “Cactus in the Snow” (1971), which he directed, and “Gorp” (1980). He wrote screenplays for multiple TV series in the ’70s such as “Kung Fu,” “James at 16” and “The Paper Chase.”

He also wrote “Me Natalie,” Al Pacino’s first film, starring Patty Duke, who received a Golden Globe for the role.

“Me Natalie” received »

- Lamarco McClendon

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A. Martin Zweiback, Screenwriter on Katharine Hepburn's 'Grace Quigley,' Dies at 85

27 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A. Martin Zweiback, who wrote the screenplay for the 1984 black comedy Grace Quigley, which starred Katharine Hepburn in her final leading role, has died. He was 85. Zweiback died Saturday at his home in Santa Monica of cancer, his friend Joan Dykman told The Hollywood Reporter. Dykman is serving as trustee and executor of his literary estate. Zweiback received a WGA nomination for writing Me, Natalie (1969), which starred Patty Duke and James Farentino and featured Al Pacino in his first big-screen appearance. He also wrote and directed the anti-war melodrama Cactus in the Snow (1971), starring

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Why Rita Wilson Always Has Whiskey On-Hand When She Performs (Hint: It's for Her Voice)

22 April 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With the release of her self-titled second album, an upcoming tour with the band Chicago, and a recent performance on The Kate, Rita Wilson is really enjoying the second act in her career that pursuing music has given her. "Once I really dug [into music], I thought, I'm here to stay," Wilson, 59, tells People exclusively. "I'm not going anywhere. And, I love it so much. I really do." In March, actress and producer released Rita Wilson, an album that consists entirely of songs she co-wrote. Now, she's taking her music on the road with a tour, which she says he has always been a dream of hers. »

- Chancellor Agard and Jeff Nelson

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James Bond director Guy Hamilton dies, aged 93

21 April 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Guy Hamilton, who transformed James Bond, dies at the age of 93.

Guy Hamilton, best known for the his work on the James Bond movies, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun, has died at the Hospital Juaneda Miramar in the city of Palma de Mallorca on the Spanish island of Mallorca. He was 93.

Hamilton raised the profile of the James Bond movies through his work with original film 007 actor Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who played the spy starting with Live and Let Die and in 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun, which Hamilton directed.

"Incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky. 2016 is horrid," Moore wrote on Twitter.

Hamilton worked with Michael Caine on Battle of Britain and Harrison Ford on the 1978 adaptation of Force 10 from Navarone. »

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Meryl Streep Reveals 1 of Her Least Favorite Acting Performances

19 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Meryl Streep expressed regret about one of her most lauded performances. The revered three-time Oscar winner played coy before eventually revealing dissatisfaction with her performance in 1981’s “The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” “I’m giving myself an out, but part of it was the structure of it,” Streep told titular host Graham Norton on his U.K.–based show. “It was sort of artificial because I was the actress playing ‘The French Lieutenant's Woman.’ At the same time, I was an American actress playing a British woman.” Streep starred opposite Jeremy Irons as an actor in a movie within a movie. Streep may not have been a fan of her own performance, but she still won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for her dual performances as Sarah and Anna. She eventually lost the Oscar to Katharine Hepburn’s turn in “On Golden Pond. »

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[Tribeca Review] Don’t Think Twice

19 April 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

For his first feature Sleepwalk with Me, comedian-turned-director Mike Birbiglia adapted his semi-autobiographical one-man show, picking apart his anxieties and fears when it comes to the most personal aspects of his life. His follow-up, Don’t Think Twice, presents a perhaps even more insular world, that of the New York improv comedy scene and more specifically, the shifting dynamics of a single group.

Made up of founding member Miles (Birbiglia), Jack (Keegan-Michael Key), Samantha (Gillian Jacobs), Allison (Kate Micucci), Lindsay (Tami Sagher), and Bill (Chris Gethard), the tight-knit troupe goes by the name of The Commune. Whether they succeed or fall flat on any given night, they don’t break any of their rules: always say “yes,” it’s all about the group, and don’t think. They may hold jobs as a delivery man, a hostess or a hummus sample provider, but they live and breathe for that small »

- Jordan Raup

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Suddenly Last Summer

17 April 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Katharine Hepburn wants niece Elizabeth Taylor to get a lobotomy to protect the reputation of her dead son. A troubled production denounced by screenwriter Gore Vidal and author of the original one-act play Tennessee Williams, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's baroque Southern Gothic was a surprisingly potent boxoffice attraction due to the stars and a somewhat salacious ad campaign. Given the restrictions of the production code, the Catholic Church gave a surprising pass to the intimations of homosexuality interwoven throughout the film’s two hour running time. »

- TFH Team

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Pee-wee’S Big Holiday

16 April 2016 11:51 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

A lot of water, legal and otherwise, has passed under the bridge since Paul Reubens last donned the signature crisply tailored gray suit and red bow tie of his indisputably great comic creation, Pee-wee Herman, for a feature-length comedy. His previous Pee-wee feature, Big Top Pee-wee, debuted during the summer of 1988, 28 years ago, and that picture was hardly anyone’s idea of a worthy follow-up to the delirious and hilarious Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)-- it certainly wasn’t one I held too dear. When I saw Pwba the night it opened, I was actually admonished by fellow audience members and even the management of a Medford, Oregon movie theater for my hysterics. But though I approached the Big Top three years later with much eagerness, I left it feeling that Pee-wee had somehow ended up getting twisted into a formula that traded that gray suit in for something more akin to a straitjacket. »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Ann Wilson Says Marriage Opened Her Up to a New 'Feeling About Life'

8 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She's about to celebrate a year of marriage later this month, and Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson is reflecting on the impact the union's made on her. "I feel better and better," she tells new national music series The Kate. "I got married, which opened me up to a whole new way of feeling about life, which in turn reflected on the way I do my art, you know." The star feels "really positive and powerful about the way things are going," she told the program, which pays homage to Katharine Hepburn in six one-hour episodes featuring performances and interviews with musical artists. »

- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo

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Ann Wilson Says Marriage Opened Her Up to a New 'Feeling About Life'

8 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She's about to celebrate a year of marriage later this month, and Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson is reflecting on the impact the union's made on her. "I feel better and better," she tells new national music series The Kate. "I got married, which opened me up to a whole new way of feeling about life, which in turn reflected on the way I do my art, you know." The star feels "really positive and powerful about the way things are going," she told the program, which pays homage to Katharine Hepburn in six one-hour episodes featuring performances and interviews with musical artists. »

- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo

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