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25 Years After Elizabeth Taylor Wore the AIDS Ribbon to the 1992 Oscars, Her Grandchildren Carry on Her Fight

50 minutes ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s been 25 years since Elizabeth Taylor appeared at the 1992 Oscars, wearing a small accessory that made a very large impact.

That night, as she presented the award for Best Picture with her Cat on a Hot Tin Roof co-star Paul Newman, it wasn’t her fabulous jewelry, her legendary décolletage or those violet eyes that had people talking, but the red ribbon she wore on her white gown, bringing the world’s attention to the fight against AIDS.

“She wore it proudly and and she wore it the rest of her life,” says her granddaughter Laila Wilding, 45, the eldest daughter of Taylor’s son, »

- Liz McNeil

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Exclusive: Meet the Man Playing the King of Pop in Lifetime's 'Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland'

24 February 2017 5:08 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Lifetime biopic Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland has found its lead in M.J. tribute artist, Navi, and he sat down with Et to talk about the upcoming project.

The Trinidad native has had numerous plastic surgery operations, changing his nose, cheekbones and chin just to look more like the late King of Pop.

Watch: Michael Jackson Is Getting the Lifetime Movie Treatment

"I used to work for him as a decoy, and I performed at his birthday parties," Navi told Et's Nischelle Turner. "Even when he went through the trials, I stood outside the courthouse and I stood there with a sign that said, 'Smooth but not a criminal.' To me it was important that I wanted Michael to know I believe in him."

The TV movie, based on the bestselling book Remember the Time, will focus on the last three years of Jackson's life, as told through the eyes of his two bodyguards »

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Miley Cyrus Narrates Tribute To Elizabeth Taylor Celebrating The Legend’s AIDS Work

23 February 2017 11:29 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

In honour of what would have been screen legend Elizabeth Taylor’s 85th birthday on Monday, Feb. 27, the late star’s AIDS foundation has released a tribute video narrated by Miley Cyrus. Founded by Taylor in 1991, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (Etaf) celebrates her legacy with the new video documenting Taylor’s time in Hollywood, to […] »

- Rachel West

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4 Details About Season 2 of The Crown That Will Make You Royally Excited

21 February 2017 2:10 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It didn't take long for audiences to get swept up in Netflix's decadent dramatization of Queen Elizabeth II's first few years on the throne, The Crown, and it's pretty obvious why. Although there are a few things in the hit series that didn't actually happen, it still captures the essence of what it was like for the young royal to take over for her father, King George VI, after his shocking death in 1952. With season one in the bag (which reportedly came at a $130 million price tag), it's time to look forward: when do we know about season two? The Main Cast Lead actress Claire Foy took home multiple best actress trophies this award season for her spot-on, layered performance as the queen, so it should come as no surprise that she's signed on for season two. She and costar Matt Smith, who plays Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, are »

- Quinn Keaney

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David Reviews Michael Curtiz’s Mildred Pierce [Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Review]

21 February 2017 5:00 AM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

With the new release of Mildred Pierce, the Criterion Collection appears to be solidifying a trend over the past couple years of providing a showcase for some of the greatest female actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Since late 2014, stars like Claudette Colbert (It Happened One NightThe Palm Beach Story), Rita Hayworth (Gilda, Only Angels Have Wings) and Rosalind Russell (His Girl Friday) have made their first appearances in the Collection, in what can be considered career-defining roles. These additions seem to be addressing a notable blind spot for Criterion. As impressive as their reach has been in bringing many of the most iconic women from the past hundred years of world cinema to the forefront, the continuing absence of silver screen legends like Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Greta Garbo and Elizabeth Taylor, just to name a few, seems like a lingering oversight, a problem yet to be »

- David Blakeslee

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Film Review: ‘Xx’

15 February 2017 6:28 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Great horror cinema is so often about playing the long game, waiting out the slow burn, that it can be tricky to achieve in short form: A 20-minute runtime affords even the deftest filmmaker precious little room to nurture intrigue, ramp up tension and deliver a bone-deep payoff. Four talented female filmmakers give it their best shot in the polished portmanteau pic “Xx,” with predictably mixed results — though it says much about the difficulty of the proposal in the first place that the most satisfying entry in the quartet isn’t really a horror film at all. That’d be the comically antic contribution by cooler-than-thou musician-turned-filmmaker Annie Clark (better known in the media as St. Vincent), whose auspicious directorial presence alone adds a coat of cult potential to the project. Meanwhile, more experienced hands Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin and Jovanka Vuckovic turn in more traditional chillers in a range of registers, »

- Guy Lodge

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From Will and Kate to Sexiest Man Alive: Lara Spencer to Host New Series Inspired by Iconic People Covers

14 February 2017 12:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Over the years, iconic People covers have helped tell the stories that shaped history — and now, we’re bringing those stories to the small screen.

ABC News and People are teaming up to bring you People Icons, an upcoming limited series inspired by the covers that have made a lasting impact on American culture.

The weekly series will be hosted by Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer and will also feature People and Entertainment Weekly‘s Editorial Director Jess Cagle, as well as other People editors, to share their experiences and expertise.

Each episode will focus on a different theme, »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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10 Crucial George Segal Roles Beyond ‘The Goldbergs’

14 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

George Segal rode talent and a hot streak to the top of the movie heap from the mid-1960s into the 1980s. If you only know Segal for his popular TV series “Just Shoot Me” and “The Goldbergs,” here are crucial earlier roles to check out.

King Rat (1965), dir. Bryan Forbes:

This was a break-out role for Segal, a prestigious WWII drama with a mostly British cast that included John Mills, Tom Courtenay, James Fox, Patrick O’Neal, and Denholm Elliott. Segal played a charismatically amoral American sharpie, scrambling to maintain his place at the top of the black-market heap in a Japanese prison camp.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), dir. Mike Nichols:

Segal earned his lone Oscar nomination for this role, in Nichols’ adaptation of Edward Albee’s stinging marital drama. He brought brains and vulnerability as a college professor who, with his mousy wife (Sandy Dennis »

- Marshall Fine

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Hollywood Shines at the BAFTA Awards

9 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Prior to 1999, the British Academy Film and Television Awards were seen as the poor, but perfectly respectable, country cousin of their high-wattage American brethren. There were a number of reasons for this, chief among them the four-month time lag between U.S. and U.K. release dates, which saw a bizarre hike in prestige releases during April, when the BAFTA ceremony was traditionally held.

Until 1997, the event also included an extensive roll of television awards, which made for a long night, with the top film awards inevitably going to the same films honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences two months earlier. The BAFTAs felt stale.

In 1999, however, the BAFTAs stepped up the glamour offensive. Elizabeth Taylor was honored with a BAFTA fellowship, presented by Michael Caine, while the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and Christina Ricci walked the red carpet outside North London’s dowdy Business Design Centre. »

- Damon Wise

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Exclusive: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney Are Ready to Experiment on Stage

9 February 2017 8:08 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When it comes to the Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming production of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, which will see Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon playing Regina Hubbard Giddens and Birdie Hubbard in repertory appearing opposite each other during every performance, it’s anybody’s guess at how exactly it’s going to come together. “It’s a big experiment for everybody,” says Linney, who actually suggested that she and Nixon rotate the roles and, admittedly, has no idea if it’s actually going to work. “I love that I have no idea.” For both actors, it’s quite possible the greatest thing about it.

“The bizarre thing is trying to find your own Regina and your own Birdie while the actress across from you is also trying to find it,” Nixon says, while adding that the whole concept is “very liberating.”

“I’m sure Cynthia and I are going to play both parts differently, and who »

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18 Days Until Oscar. Nominations for Minors

8 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Sal Mineo & Natalie Wood at the Oscars for Rebel Without A Cause (1955) one of only two years wherein two minors were nominated. The other is 1973As Sunny Pawar (Lion) can attest this Oscar season, being a cute kid with a preternatural gift in front of the cameras can only get you so far. A little further if you're a girl but still, the point is: it's not easy to be Oscar nominated when you're a minor. Think of the famous or iconic minor performances that Didn't snag nominations: Natalie Wood in Miracle on 34th Street, Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet, Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap, Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, Evan Rachel Wood in thirteen, Jacob Tremblay in Room and so on. 

On this 18th day before the Oscars let's quickly survey all the actors who managed a nomination before their 18th birthday!

There are 21 of them »


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Mel Brooks to be honoured with BAFTA Fellowship at the British Academy Film Awards

8 February 2017 8:32 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that legendary actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks is set to be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship at the Ee British Academy Film Awards this Sunday, February 12th.

Brooks, who began his career in the 1940s, is one of only twelve people to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award, and his C.V. includes the likes of The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

“I am not overwhelmed, but I am definitely whelmed by this singular honor,” said Brooks. “To be included among such iconic talents is absolutely humbling. In choosing me for the 2017 Fellowship I think that BAFTA has made a strangely surprising yet ultimately wise decision.”

Mel Brooks is a truly unique and multi-talented filmmaker,” added Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of BAFTA. “We are absolutely thrilled to award him the Fellowship, »

- Gary Collinson

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SAG-AFTRA Offers Members Residuals Through Direct Deposit

8 February 2017 7:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SAG-AFTRA is offering members delivery of residual payments through direct deposit for the first time, replacing paper residuals checks.

The performers union, which has about 160,000 members, announced Wednesday it has entered into a multiyear agreement with Exactuals, a Los Angeles-based payments software company, to deliver residuals payments through direct deposit. SAG-aftra said Exactuals will serve as a third-party broker to facilitate transmission of data and funds between the studios and payroll houses to SAG-aftra and its members.

Processing of funds will be handled by Exactuals through City National Bank which will electronically transfer funds to member accounts at any checking account at a domestic bank. The service will be free of charge.

“Our members asked for the direct deposit of residuals and we have heard them loud and clear,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris. “We have long been in discussions with employers to make this happen and are delighted to announce this partnership. »

- Dave McNary

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Mel Brooks awarded 2017 Bafta Fellowship

8 February 2017 1:43 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

“I am not overwhelmed, but I am definitely whelmed by this singular honour.”

Mel Brooks will be honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) with the Fellowship at this year’s film awards (12 Feb).

The Duke Of Cambridge will present Brooks with the honour, which recognises an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.

Director, writer, actor and producer Brooks is one of only 12 people to win an ‘Egot’ – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award – but he is most famous for his comedy films The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Mel Brooks said: “I am not overwhelmed, but I am definitely whelmed by this singular honour. To be included among such iconic talents is absolutely humbling. In choosing me for the 2017 Fellowship I think that BAFTA has made a strangely surprising yet ultimately wise decision.”

Previous winners included Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, [link »

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Fifty Shades Darker In St. Louis

31 January 2017 7:36 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Intrigued? Watch Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson give an inside look at Fifty Shades Darker – in theaters February 10.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

Also returning from Fifty Shades of Grey are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, »

- Movie Geeks

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Orange Is the New Black's Lea DeLaria: ''I'm the Lesbian Jack Nicholson!''

30 January 2017 2:48 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lea DeLaria is single and ready to mingle—a lot. "I'm the lesbian Jack Nicholson," the Orange Is the New Black star told me yesterday at the SAG Awards. "I'm dating a lot, dating a lot of young girls. That's where I am right now. "I'm not going to waste this fame," she added. "I'm going to get as many 20-something girls as I can get my hands on." DeLaria announced just three weeks ago that she and Chelsea Fairless had called it quits. DeLaria popped the question about two years ago. They revealed they were no longer together by posting a photo on Instagram of themselves with Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor at Liza Minnelli's wedding to »

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30 January 2017 6:54 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

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How Judy Garland’s Struggle with Food and Need to Stay ‘Camera Slim’ Fueled Her Drug Addiction

27 January 2017 9:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Judy Garland was just 16 when she starred in her breakout role, 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. At just 4 feet, 11½ inches, Garland had a cute, girl-next-door charm helped set her apart from her glamorous contemporaries like Elizabeth Taylor and Ava Gardner. But with success would come the need to maintain her youthful looks and thin frame — pressures from Hollywood studio MGM that would fuel the legendary songstress’ drug abuse and eventually lead to her death.

Now, more than four decades after an accidental drug overdose took her life at age 47, a new memoir about the late star pulls back the curtain on Garland’s demons. »

- Dave Quinn

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‘Midsummer in Newtown’ Exclusive Clip: Documentary Explores a Shakespearean Production In The Aftermath of Sandy Hook

26 January 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre still lingers in the hearts and minds of the nation five years later. In the aftermath of the tragedy, a group of artists from New York traveled to Newtown, Connecticut to work with kids from the local school system to mount an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Director Lloyd Kramer decided to film the production for a documentary entitled “Midsummer in Newtown.” Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Students on Stage Bring Joy in the Wake of Loss in Exclusive Trailer For ‘Midsummer in Newtown’ — Watch

The film follows the young kids as they explore Shakespeare’s language for the first time and work together to connect with art and potentially emerge from the trauma. Meanwhile, Kramer also follows the lives of Jimmy Greene, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist, and Nelba Márquez-Greene, a therapist who decidates herself to crisis intervention, »

- Vikram Murthi

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The Untold Story of Judy Garland’s Tragic Love Affair with Sid Luft: The Affair, the Abuse Claims and Her Downward Spiral

25 January 2017 5:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Judy Garland’s tumultuous 15-year romance with Sid Lift, a former boxer and test pilot, was marked by both career highs and a dark descent into drugs and rumors of abuse.

Only four short years after ending her marriage to Luft, the Wizard of Oz icon died tragically from an accidental barbiturate overdose in 1969 at age 47.

In a new memoir, Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland – crafted from notes left unfinished before his own 2005 death, and excerpted in this week’s issue of People – Luft details Garland’s painful decline of self destruction.

“My dad loved her,” their son Joey Luft, »

- Lindsay Kimble

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