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Kap Slap Drops A Massive Summer Playlist

17 June 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Kap Slap‘s regular hour long mixes have become a staple of the seasonal changes, with his winter and spring break mixes helping to usher in each part of the year. Now the La based producer has returned with a top notch summer mix brimming with nearly thirty tracks.

For his summer playlist, Kap Slap has carefully selected a roster of top notch dance cuts, featuring songs from Oliver Heldens, Rl Grime, Galantis, Jauz and more, as well as his recent single with M Bronx, “Felt This Good.” Each track is blended seamlessly into the next to create a breezy, upbeat vibe perfect to serve as the soundtrack of your summer.

You can grab a free download of Kap Slap‘s new mix here, and check out the full tracklist below.

Me, Myself & I (Oliver Heldens Remix) – Bebe Rexha & G-Eazy

Felt This Good – Kap Slap feat. M. Bronx

[Acapella] – No Money »

- Connor Jones

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Why Dick Tracy 2 never happened

15 June 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The Dick Tracy movie was a defining summer blockbuster, yet somehow never got a sequel. Here's why...

Make no mistake, the 1990 Dick Tracy movie was intended to be the next Batman. That's amusing when you consider how much of a debt Batman comics owed the grotesque rogues' gallery of Chester Gould's Dick Tracy comic strips. But from a box-office perspective, this is where things stood as we headed into the summer of 1990. And as surely as Batman launched a franchise that has continued (in some form or another) for 25-plus years, so too did Disney have ambitions for Dick Tracy 2.

Just as Bat-merchandise had begun to flood shelves in early spring of 1989, so did Dick Tracy trading cards, bubble gum, a remarkably ugly (but strangely appealing) line of action figures from Playmates (who ruled the world at that moment with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license), making-of books, and (best of all) new reprints of the original daily and Sunday comic strips. That's a fairly optimistic program of licensing, and that doesn't even include the T-shirts, bath towels, and other novelties that followed.

The Batman similarities even extended to the minimalist movie posters, which featured an outline of Warren Beatty in primary-coloured profile, or speaking into a two-way wrist radio promising "I'm on my way." Disney's marketing department perhaps overestimated the recognisability and mass market appeal of the character, who hadn't been seen in live-action since the mid-50s, and who last actually made it to television in any form as part of a poorly-animated (and horrifically racist) Saturday morning cartoon in the '60s. Batman, on the other hand, was still an indelible pop culture icon, thanks in no small part to the inescapable presence of the Adam West TV series in syndication throughout the decade.

After Tim Burton's star-studded Batman dominated the summer of 1989 with a $250 million American haul (over $400 million worldwide), and since Dick Tracy had similar elements (top drawer celebrities in ridiculous makeup, remarkable set design, the biggest pop star of the era providing a soundtrack), studio expectations were probably stratospheric. Instead, Dick Tracy finished its theatrical run with a far more modest $162 million worldwide. While still a hefty profit over the film's $47 million budget, those certainly weren't Batman numbers, and brightly colored Dick Tracy merchandise stayed on shelves well past its Christmas 1990 sell by date.

Batmania, this wasn't. In the aftermath of the film's box office, Disney's Jeffrey Katzenberg would pen his infamous 1991 memo (which in turn inspired the film Jerry Maguire, many years later).

Dick Tracy did, however, manage to win three Oscars (two more than Batman), well-deserved ones for makeup and art direction, and a less surefire one for the Stephen Sondheim-penned and Madonna sung 'I Always Get My Man'. Even that is less puzzling than the Best Supporting Actor nomination for Al Pacino, whose slide into shouty, slouchy self-parody can perhaps be traced directly to his role as Alphonse 'Big Boy' Caprice in this film.

Dick Tracy received a somewhat less enthusiastic critical reception as well, and it's easy to see why. Despite Richard Sylbert's eye-popping and perfectly comic strip visuals, the film is remarkably thin on story, full of lifeless characters painted broadly even by blockbuster standards, and makes little use of the world's most enduring creations, the villains, virtually all of whom end up full of lead or otherwise dispatched by the film's end.

With all of the above in mind, it's almost no wonder that Dick Tracy 2 was an impossibility. Setting aside the fact that the novelty of seeing so many of the iconic villains on screen at once (William Forsythe's Flattop was a particularly memorable creation), trying to duplicate the almost absurd parade of talent on display under the makeup (including Dustin Hoffman as well as gangster movie luminaries James Caan and Paul Sorvino) for a sequel would have been a fool's errand.

But it's nothing so simple as story or economics that have kept Dick Tracy in the pen. After all, Hollywood has mounted franchise attempts no less Quixotic for lesser films, and it's surprising that there hasn't been any reboot traction for the property, either. That's because, as usual, you can blame lawyers.

Warren Beatty first acquired the rights to Dick Tracy from comic strip publishers Tribune Media in 1985. At some point, these rights were supposed to revert to Tribune if no new Tracy projects were forthcoming from Beatty, as long as they requested them via some legal gymnastics and a two-year notification process (that window would allow Warren Beatty enough time to make another Dick Tracy movie before handing the character over).

Tribune tried to make this happen in 2002, but for legal reasons that I'm not qualified to understand let alone write about, their claim was rejected after Beatty filed a suit indicating that the proper procedures weren't followed, the two-year window wasn't respected, and he still had plans to make a sequel. The case was resolved in his favour. Since then, Beatty has retained the rights, presumably with the same two-year window in place to allow him to make another movie should Tribune come knocking.

That three-year period, from when Tribune tried to exercise their claim on the Dick Tracy rights to when the suit was resolved, still doesn't account for the decade since then. At the time, Mr. Beatty claimed that Tribune's attempt to get the rights back made progress on his own Dick Tracy sequel "impossible." But considering that Beatty has never been known as the most prolific filmmaker or actor, moving at a deliberate pace with all of his projects, the fact that Dick Tracy 2 never materialised shouldn't surprise anyone.

But there always seem to be plans afoot for more...

Periodically, Warren Beatty makes some noises about his intention to make Dick Tracy 2, although I suspect this is posturing to allow him to hold on to the rights. I did reach out to representatives for Beatty to see if he'd be willing to offer some comment on this, but as of this writing, nobody has responded. 

“I’m gonna make another one," Mr. Beatty told a crowd at the Hero Complex Festival in 2011. “I think it’s dumb talking about movies before you make them. I just don’t do it. It gives you the perfect excuse to avoid making them.” This was probably a self-directed jab at the fact that he hasn't made a movie since 2001, but as with many things related to this project, I have to wonder if occasionally expressing a public desire to make Dick Tracy 2 is all that stands between Beatty and another battle with Tribune. 

In a strange maneuvre that was simply a required flexing of creative muscle to satisfy some minimum legal requirement, Beatty even donned the yellow overcoat and fedora in 2011 for the Dick Tracy Special. Beatty appears in character as Dick Tracy to give an interview with film critic Leonard Maltin, where he, as Tracy, refers to Warren Beatty...the actor who played him. "He was no Ralph Byrd or even Morgan Conway," Beatty/Tracy cracks, referencing two classic live-action Dicks from the '30s and '40s, "but I have to admit he looked remarkably like me."

No, really. See for yourself:

More recently, Beatty still made some noises about his plans to make Dick Tracy 2. This seems as unlikely now as it did five years ago.

The lawsuit that allowed Beatty to retain control of the Dick Tracy rights may have also scuttled all plans to revive the character in other media. In 2005, Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, along with Bobby Newmyer and Scott Strauss, struck a deal with Tribune to develop a live-action Dick Tracy TV series, which would have brought the famed detective into the present day. More powerful than tommy guns, a team of lawyers put a stop to that before it got off the ground.

Reportedly, these same legal issues even put the brakes on a plan by Powers creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming to kick off a new Dick Tracy comic book series (it's tough to imagine a more perfect creative team for that). In other words, the same thing that kept Dick Tracy 2 from happening, has also essentially retired the detective from any and all potential new adventures. So, not only will we never see a sequel to the 1990 film (which is probably for the best), but the prospects of seeing the iconic detective again in any new adventures appear increasingly dim.

However, for those devoted fans of the movie, there are other ways to immerse yourself in the film's continuity, all of which can be considered 'official' extensions of the story...

In the lead up to the film's release, three prestige format comics were released, written by John Francis Moore with wonderful art by the always brilliant Kyle Baker. The first two of these ("Big City Blues" and "Dick Tracy vs. The Underworld") are adventures that take place before the events of the movie, while the third adapts the film. You can usually find the collected edition, Dick Tracy: The Complete True Hearts and Tommy Guns on the cheap at comic conventions.

Dick Tracy: True Hearts and Tommy Guns is absolutely worth your time if you're a fan of the movie or of the character in general. Kyle Baker's art is always a treat, but he captures the larger than life flavour of the movie on these pages as well as the horrific nature of the villains in a way that the sometimes rubbery makeup of the film simply didn't. The over-the-top cartoon violence of the films is a little bloodier and more impactful here, particularly the original tales in the first two chapters. Interestingly enough, these were the first Dick Tracy comics to feature original material to arrive in thirty years, and now, twenty-five years later, they're still the only ones since 1961 (reprints of the comic strips, however, are in good health thanks to Idw Publishing, as are the comic strips themelves...published by Tribune). 

For that matter, the Dick Tracy novelisation by Max Allan Collins is also well worth seeking out. Collins, an experienced crime fiction writer who also had the distinct honour of writing Dick Tracy's comic strip adventures for 15 years after creator Chester Gould retired, brought a more authentic voice to the proceedings. Without the over the top visuals of the film, the book feels decidedly more violent (particularly the opening description of the St. Valentine's Day style massacre that begins the movie), and closer to the character's crime solving roots than what got put on screen. Warren Beatty was so impressed with Collins' flourishes that some of the dialogue from the novel was later added to the finished film.Collins also wrote two novels which can be considered 'official' sequels to the films. Dick Tracy Goes to War was published in 1990, within months of the movie's release, and was followed in 1991 by Dick Tracy Meets his Match. Another prose collection, Dick Tracy: The Secret Files was released to cash in on that year's Tracymania and was edited by Collins, but doesn't share any continuity with the film. But in short, if you want some kind of official "Dick Tracy movie universe," start with True Hearts and Tommy Guns and follow straight through with the Collins novels.

It'll have to do...because Dick Tracy is most assuredly not on his way.

This article originally ran on June 15th, 2015. It has been lightly updated with some new information. Movies Feature Mike Cecchini dick tracy 15 Jun 2016 - 16:22 Dick Tracy 2 Warren Beatty »

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Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Rise With Game 5, Obama Boosts Tonight Show

10 June 2016 8:37 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 on Thursday night drew 4.6 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating, improving upon the fast nationals for Monday’s Game 4 (4 mil/1.3).

RelatedSummer TV Schedule: 110+ Dates to Save in June and July

Over on Fox, American Grit‘s two-hour finale averaged 2.15 mil and a 0.7, ticking up week-to-week.

RelatedFall TV First Impression: Will Notorious Fill the Scandal-Shaped Hole in ABC’s Schedule?

The CW’s Beauty and the Beast (760K/0.2) dropped a few eyeballs from its season opener yet was steady in the demo…. CBS’ Big Bang Theory rerun drew Thursday’s largest »

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TV Ratings: ‘The Tonight Show’ Soars with President Obama Appearance

10 June 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

President Obama’s visit to “The Tonight Show” boosted Jimmy Fallon to his highest Thursday ratings in more than two years.

Tonight Show” grabbed a 3.6 household rating/9 share in Nielsen’s 55 overnight metered markets, which cover about 70% of U.S. TV households. That was the show’s best overnight number for a Thursday episode since Feb. 20, 2014, which featured an appearance by first lady Michelle Obama.

In what might indicate the bipartisan nature of Fallon’s audience, the 3.6 rating matched the overnight rating delivered last Sept. 11 when Donald Trump guested. Aside from the Trump tie, it’s the highest overnight rating for a regularly scheduled “Tonight Show” episode since March 17, 2014, which yielded a 3.7 behind airings of “The Voice” and “The Blacklist.”

In adults 18-49, Thursday’s “Tonight” posted a 1.3/7 in 25 overnight markets, its best showing since the night of “Wiz Live!” airing on Dec. 3. Thursday’s episode also featured a guest »

- Variety Staff

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President Obama Delivers Best Thursday ‘Tonight’ Ratings Since Jimmy Fallon’s First Week

10 June 2016 7:34 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

President Barack Obama, and Madonna, captured The Tonight Show‘s best Thursday metered market ratings since Jimmy Fallon’s first week as host two years ago.The 3.6 household rating is the NBC late-night show’s highest early stat on a regularly scheduled Thursday broadcast since Fallon’s first week in February 2014. First Lady Michelle Obama was his guest. Making his first appearance as a sitting president to Tonight in the Fallon era, Obama matched the 3.6 of the show’s… »

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Obama Leads ‘Tonight Show’ to Top Thursday Overnight Rating Since Fallon’s First Week

10 June 2016 7:28 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

President Obama slow-jammed Jimmy Fallon‘s news all the way to a nice Nielsen milestone. The Commander-in-Chief helped “The Tonight Show” hit its top regular Thursday overnight rating since Fallon’s first week on the job. Fellow guest Madonna probably also assisted a bit, though the main attraction was clearly the leader of the free world. NBC’s 11:35 p.m. offering earned a 3.6 rating/9 share in metered-market households last night, with a 1.3/7 coming specifically from viewers 18-49, per the local people meters. Also Read: President Obama Pens 'Thank You Notes' With Jimmy Fallon (Video) That households number is the »

- Tony Maglio

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See Madonna Perform Classic 'Borderline' on 'Fallon'

10 June 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Tonight Show hosted two of its biggest possible guests in one episode on Thursday night. President Barack Obama and Madonna popped by the show, and the latter surprised the audience with a slowed-down rendition of her first Top 10 hit, "Borderline."

"Oh I love her so much," host Jimmy Fallon said reverently as he introduced the singer. As Questlove drummed behind her, the pop star belted the song that made her a star while showing off a few solo dance moves, including many from the song's original video. At the end, »

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Alexander the Great and Judy the Greatest

10 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

323 BC Alexander the Great dies of an unknown illness. Colin Farrell plays him in a movie centuries and centuries later and it's suggested that it's a combo of Typhus, Bad Wigs, and Loving Jared Leto that does him in. Who could survive that combo? (Remember when Baz Luhrmann was going to make an Alexander movie, too, but Oliver Stone beat him to it? We wish it had been the other way around.)

38 Ad Julia Drusilla dies in Rome. In the infamous Bob Guccione movie Caligula (1979) her brother Caligula (Malcom McDowell) is shown licking her corpse. Somehow that's not remotely the most perverted thing in the movie!

1692 Bridget Bishop is executed for "Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries." She's the first victim of the notorious Salem Witch Trials that will claim many lives and inspire many works of art including The »

- NATHANIEL R

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President Obama Slow-Jam Slams Donald Trump in Tonight Show Video: 'Orange Is Not the New Black'

9 June 2016 9:08 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s a question we never thought we’d ask ourselves: Did President Obama just steal Madonna’s thunder?

RelatedReal O’Neals‘ Noah Galvin Apologizes for Insulting Modern Family, Arrow‘s Colton Haynes in Controversial Q&A

Like most of you, we tuned into The Tonight Show on Thursday in anticipation of a killer performance from the Queen of Pop. What we weren’t expecting was an ambush of smoothness from Obama during a show-opening edition of “Slow Jam the News.”

Equal parts Soul Train– and School House Rock-inspired, the duet retraced several of Obama’s recent initiatives — often »

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Ed Sheeran Faces $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit over 'Photograph'

9 June 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Two songwriters have sued Ed Sheeran for more than $20 million, claiming that the British singer's hit song "Photograph" bears a "striking similarity" to a song they penned for a onetime winner of The X Factor, according to multiple reports. Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Wednesday, alleging Sheeran's hit sounds suspiciously similar to a 2012 song released by British singer Matt Cardle, who won the seventh season of X Factor. They're seeking a jury trial and damages in excess of $20 million, as well as royalties from the song. According to Harrington and Leonard, the chorus »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Ed Sheeran Faces $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit over 'Photograph'

9 June 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Two songwriters have sued Ed Sheeran for more than $20 million, claiming that the British singer's hit song "Photograph" bears a "striking similarity" to a song they penned for a onetime winner of The X Factor, according to multiple reports. Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Wednesday, alleging Sheeran's hit sounds suspiciously similar to a 2012 song released by British singer Matt Cardle, who won the seventh season of X Factor. They're seeking a jury trial and damages in excess of $20 million, as well as royalties from the song. According to Harrington and Leonard, the chorus »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Madonna Joining Obama On ‘Tonight Show’

7 June 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC said this evening that Madonna has been booked to join President Obama on Thursday’s edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The NBC late-night program promised it would be a “one of a kind” episode. It is already, being what we’re confident is the first time the President of the United States name has been used in a news release that also contains the words “Bitch I’m Madonna.” It’s going to be Obama’s first time on Tonight since Jimmy Fallon took over as… »

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Ellen DeGeneres Breast Joke Sucks Warner Bros. Into Defamation Lawsuit

7 June 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ellen DeGeneres might be feeling like a real boob right now. A breast joke made by DeGeneres on her daytime talk show has led to a lawsuit filed against Warner Bros. Entertainment. In the lawsuit, filed on Thursday in federal court in Georgia, real-estate agent Titi Pierce says her name was ridiculed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” resulting in ridicule and harassment. Also Read: Madonna's New Breast Friend Comes Back for More at Singer's Sydney Show According to the suit, during a segment titled “Whats Wrong With These Ads … and These Signs?” airing on Feb. 22 (and again on Apr. »

- Tim Kenneally

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70 years ago today: Mickey Mouse welcomed BBC back to the airwaves after World War II

7 June 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

70 years ago today, Mickey Mouse welcomed BBC back to the airwaves for the first time after World War II. The television service had been shut down for nearly seven years when broadcasting ceased during the war. The 1933 cartoon Mickey’s Gala Premier was the final program broadcast on BBC on September 1, 1939 before it went off the air, and it was the first program transmitted when BBC was back in 1946. The cartoon chronicles Hollywood celebrities joining Mickey and Minnie at Grumman’s Chinese Theatre for the premiere of a new Mickey Mouse movie. Other notable June 7 happenings in pop culture history:  • 1955: The game show The $64,000 Question premiered on CBS. It became one of the shows involved in the 1950s quiz show scandal. • 1963: The Rolling Stones’ first single, a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Come On,” was released. • 1969: The Johnny Cash Show premiered on ABC. • 1969: At the 22nd Primetime Emmy Awards, »

- Emily Rome

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Links: Julie Andrews, Paul & Daniel, franchise "tone" templates

3 June 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Variety Whoa. Daniel Day Lewis is going back to work. And with Paul Thomas Anderson again no less. They're making a 50s fashion drama

/Film shares concept art from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4... which obviously never went before cameras

Salon Actor Jake Choi on the odds against Asian actors especially the "de-sexualized" men

La Times 100 people who could help fix Oscar's diversity problem. I'd be surprised though if at least a few of these people weren't already in the Academy since they've been nominated or close to it. The ultra strange thing is they don't list Bradford Young, one of the very best working DPs, under cinematography and I didn't think he was a member yet. Is it just a terrible oversight or did his invitation skip my notice?

Av Club a new Melissa McCarthy produced series Nobodies will be very meta. It stars her non famous comic actor friends »

- NATHANIEL R

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Madonna & Rocco -- Gonna Dress You Up ... In a Mask (Photos)

1 June 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Madonna finally got what she wanted ... her son Rocco back in New York City and she's wasting no time getting in some Qt. Madge took Rocco, older sis Lourdes and some pals out Tuesday to the off-Broadway show "Sleep No More." They all left wearing masks -- it's part of the show -- but their cover was already blown. Madonna and Guy Ritchie made peace a couple months ago in their custody war over Rocco »

- TMZ Staff

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie's Custody Battle Ends as Rocco Ritchie Returns to Manhattan

1 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Rocco Ritchie is back in the Big Apple as the battle over his custody appears to be drawing to a close. The teen was spotted grabbing coffee with some friends in Manhattan Tuesday morning before heading to his mother's home - his first time back in the States since late last year. Although Madonna, 57, and Guy Ritchie, 47, were originally expected in court Wednesday for a tentatively scheduled hearing over their 15-year-old son's living arrangements, the case now appears to be disposed, motion pending by the New York State Supreme Court. While it's unclear whether the singer - who ended her »

- Nicole Sands, @nicolesands901

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Can Johnny Depp’s Reputation Recover From Abuse Accusations?

31 May 2016 11:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For almost thirty years, Johnny Depp has thrived as one of our most beloved and popular box office stars. But just as his latest feature, Walt Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” was being released worldwide last week, allegations of domestic abuse were put forth by his estranged wife, Amber Heard, raising questions about his career and reputation going forward. (The allegations came just days after Heard filed for divorce — and asked for spousal support — following a 15-month marriage.)

Depp was performing in Lisbon with his band Hollywood Vampires when Heard made her allegations. In his absence, his attorney, Laura Wasser, said in a court declaration that “Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”

A swarm of media converged on Los Angeles Superior Court on May 27 to cover the proceedings, in which a judge granted Heard a temporary restraining order that requires Depp to stay 100 yards away. »

- Ted Johnson

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Best of May Icymi

28 May 2016 3:59 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's that time again to look back on the month that was. We're doing a little early to pretend that May is already over. T'was a difficult month for your host with writer's block that wouldn't quit (which is not a common malady at Tfe HQ) but we thank you for your enthusiasms about all we do here. Here's a look back on key posts this month in case you missed any...

6 Personal Favs

Buster Crabbe's Loincloth on Tarzan the Fearless (1933)

Podcast: Truth or Dare a seminal text on celebrity culture. And...

Interview Jose's chat with the dancers from that same Madonna doc

Thelma & Louise relay revisit of one of the all time best flicks

10 Bad Girl Oscar Winners  -Kieran's list from Marylee Hadley to Nurse Ratched

Maddening Matte Painting - Daniel on Black Narcissus (1947) 

7 That Sparked Most Conversation

Best Actress an overdue narrative or fresh blood this year? »

- NATHANIEL R

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Legendary Wins Bidding War for Dwayne Johnson Action Flick 'Skyscraper'

27 May 2016 10:28 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Yesterday, we reported that several studios, including Legendary, Universal, Sony, and Paramount, were in the middle of a bidding war for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's latest project with director Rawson Marshall Thurber. The project was described as a Die Hard in China, and was reportedly getting several seven-figure offers.

According to THR, Legendary has won that bidding war, paying "at least $3 million for the script alone." The film is entitled Skyscraper, and in addition to Die Hard, the project has also been compared to 1974's The Towering Inferno. As far as what the actual logline for the film is...that remains a secret, but as the project nears production, we'll undoubtedly hear more.

Skyscraper is set to be written and directed by Central Intelligence's Rawson Marshall Thurber, and produced by Beau Flynn. The film has Johnson attached to star, and as such, this will the umpteenth time he and »

- Joseph Medina

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