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Julianne Moore and Kate Winslet’s Stylist Leslie Fremar Says All Trends Are Welcome in 2018

Julianne Moore and Kate Winslet’s Stylist Leslie Fremar Says All Trends Are Welcome in 2018
Leslie Fremar is a big supporter of Wearing Whatever You Want on the red carpet. “I hope next year we see more support that anything goes — all trends are welcome,” the superstar stylist to Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron and more tells People when we catch up with her to talk about her most memorable looks of the year. But when it comes to looking back on 2017, Fremar says that her biggest accomplishment is her approach to work overall — “This year I feel like I really worked on becoming better at balancing work and life,” she says.

Next year,
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Songs for Screens: The Best Ad Synchs of 2017, Featuring Peggy Lee, Sia, Cher, Lil Yachty and More

“Songs for Screens” (formerly known as “Synch This”) is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential agency Mac Presents and former branding correspondent for Billboard. Each week, the column will highlight noteworthy use of music in advertising and marketing campaigns, as well as new and catalog songs that we deem ripe for synch use.

With a record $314 million currently spent on synchs globally, there was no shortage of commercials with great music in 2017. But the difference between a good synch and a great synch is a song that sticks with you long after the commercial has aired. And one that might even prompt you to take some sort of action, be it a Shazam tag, a Spotify stream, or even the purchase of a concert ticket.

These 10 synchs represent some of the most unique — and successful — integrations of music the ad world had to offer this year. From
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Actresses to Protest Harassment in Hollywood by Wearing Black to the Golden Globes

Actresses to Protest Harassment in Hollywood by Wearing Black to the Golden Globes
The red carpet will be all-black at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Multiple sources confirm to People that many major actresses — including presenters and nominees (Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone are among those nominated)— are planning to wear all-black looks as a symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood. Sources say that this will start at the Golden Globes on Jan. 7, though it may extend throughout award season. Claudia and Jackie Oshry confirmed it on their show The Morning Breath as well.

“All female actresses attending the Globes are protesting by just wearing black gowns,” a source tells People.

Many
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Spotlight: American Stroke Association's Celebrity Supporters

The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. The Asa’s goal is to reduce stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010 through education programs and raising awareness.

Through rapid treatment, the effects of strokes can be minimalized and strokes can be eliminated as a major health problem.

The American Academy of Neurology, American College of Emergency Physicians and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have created the “Give Me 5” campaign to raise awareness about stroke symptoms, to encourage rapid response, and to pool their resources to provide optimal patient care.

Celebrity supporters

American Stroke Association has 247 known supporters, including Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, and Charlize Theron

Areas of work Health Read more about American Stroke Association's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Stars Take A Gamble At Charity Poker TournamentMorgan Fairchild Joins Stroke CampaignTatyana Ali To Attend Hoops For Hope Charity EventNBA's Juaquin Hawkins Talks Charity
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Cinema’s Damaged Heroine

Sarah Myles on cinema’s damaged heroine…

“Badass.”

As a word, it has become synonymous with determined women in movies. Why? Because that is how critics routinely describe them.

“Black Widow gets extra bad-ass in this Avengers 2 trailer,” said Rob Bricken of i09.

In Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron plays “a career badass who enjoys both the job and the perks with equal enthusiasm,” according to J. Hurtado of Screen Anarchy.

Kaya Payseno of Bust tells us that “Badass women star in a feminist western,” while reviewing The Keeping Room.

According to Wendy Ide of The Guardian, Wonder Woman is “A gloriously badass breath of fresh air.”

From whence does this strangely limited vocabulary come? How have we reached a point where a critic can use the word ‘badass,’ and we almost all picture exactly the same thing: a mostly solitary woman, in figure hugging/revealing costumes, scowling and being violent?
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Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’

Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’
Seth Rogen will play legendary anchor Walter Cronkite in the upcoming film “Newsflash,” centered on CBS’ coverage of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

David Gordon Green is directing the drama from Ben Jacoby’s script. Former Warner Bros. production president Greg Silverman is producing through his Stampede Ventures, along with Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment.

Cronkite, who began working as a radio announcer in 1935, had been named the anchor of CBS’ nightly newscast in 1962. The pic will also feature include Cronkite, newsman Dan Rather, producer Don Hewitt, and CBS network president James Aubrey.

The network broke into its broadcast of “As the World Turns” for Cronkite to announce that Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. CBS returned to the soap opera, then interrupted it again with Cronkite’s announcement of Kennedy’s death: “From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official: President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. 2 o’clock Eastern Standard Time,
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Seth Rogen to Go Dramatic as Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Film

While Seth Rogen continues to hone his skills as a writer and director both on the big and small screen, he’s also continuing to vacillate between both comedic and dramatic acting. With impressive dramatic turns in films like Take This Waltz and Steve Jobs under his belt, Rogen is currently shooting a romantic comedy with Charlize Theron called Flarsky. But Deadline now reports that he’s signed on to play legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite in the upcoming drama Newsflash, which promises to be an incredibly timely tale in a world inundated with so-called "fake news." The pic …
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‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw

‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw
It’s been somewhat impossible to detangle any critical consideration of Fox’s “The Orville” from “Star Trek,” the franchise to which it’s hard to deny a connection. But even when evaluating “The Orville” on its own merits at the start of Season 1, the first three episodes screened by critics were hard-going, as Seth MacFarlane’s “space adventure” featured a wildly fluctuating tone, major pacing issues, and entire scenes that served only to deliver exposition.

It was enough to inspire a harsh review when the show premiered. But while the problems with those early episodes were numerous, some of them could be attributed to the sort of stumbles that occur at the beginning of any new series.

Read More:‘The Orville’ vs. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Ratings: The Battle of TV’s New Space Dramas Hits Warp Speed

After seeing the full first season, there’s no denying that there
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‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw

‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw
It’s been somewhat impossible to detangle any critical consideration of Fox’s “The Orville” from “Star Trek,” the franchise to which it’s hard to deny a connection. But even when evaluating “The Orville” on its own merits at the start of Season 1, the first three episodes screened by critics were hard-going, as Seth MacFarlane’s “space adventure” featured a wildly fluctuating tone, major pacing issues, and entire scenes that served only to deliver exposition.

It was enough to inspire a harsh review when the show premiered. But while the problems with those early episodes were numerous, some of them could be attributed to the sort of stumbles that occur at the beginning of any new series.

Read More:‘The Orville’ vs. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Ratings: The Battle of TV’s New Space Dramas Hits Warp Speed

After seeing the full first season, there’s no denying that there
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Renée Zellweger's Rep Slams Harvey Weinstein "Sexual Favors" Claim

Renée Zellweger's Rep Slams Harvey Weinstein
Renée Zellweger's rep is responding to an allegation that the actress gave Harvey Weinstein "sexual favors." Weinstein was named as a defendant in a new class-action lawsuit, filed earlier this week by six women. In the documents, obtained by E! News, it states that Weinstein told one of the plaintiffs, who was working on a movie in 2000 distributed by his company Miramax, that "Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron and other actresses gave sexual favors." The suit alleges, "Weinstein asked her, 'Don't you want your career to be more than just this little teen film?'" In response to the lawsuit, Zellweger's rep tells E! News, "If Harvey said that,...
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Renée Zellweger Denies She Gave Harvey Weinstein 'Sexual Favors': He's 'Full of S—' Says Rep

Renée Zellweger Denies She Gave Harvey Weinstein 'Sexual Favors': He's 'Full of S—' Says Rep
Renée Zellweger’s rep says the actress never gave Harvey Weinstein any “sexual favors.”

“If Harvey said that, he’s full of s—,” a rep for the actress said in a statement to People.

The producer allegedly told aspiring actresses that he received “sexual favors” from Zellweger, along with other stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Charlize Theron, as examples of how a sexual relationship with him could help their careers, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday.

Weinstein allegedly told one actress “that Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron and other actresses gave sexual favors.” He then allegedly asked, “Don’t you
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The Year of the Woman: 5 Ways Female Filmmakers, Actresses, and Advocates Forever Changed Hollywood in 2017

The Year of the Woman: 5 Ways Female Filmmakers, Actresses, and Advocates Forever Changed Hollywood in 2017
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future. This week, we look back on a monumental year, for better or worse.

Ask enough women in Hollywood about being a woman in Hollywood, and eventually a theme emerges: conversation is great, and the acknowledgement of the skewed numbers and lack of equality is essential. It’s a discussion that needs to happen, but won’t it be great when we can stop just talking and put words into action?

It’s a two-pronged dream — that conversation will move past chatter and produce real results, and that those results will create a world where inequality becomes a thing of the past.

But talking has a way of being one-sided and, as it turns out, there needed to be one more step in between the chatter and actually moving things forward. That finally happened in 2017, the year people stopped talking,
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Win ‘Atomic Blonde’ On Blu-Ray

Double-crossed while sent to collect stolen intelligence in East Germany, elusive secret agent Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast and Furious 8) unleashes a deadly arsenal of skills in Atomic Blonde, the adrenaline pumping, stylish spy-thriller, coming to Digital on 2nd December, 2017 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on 4thDecember, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. To celebrate the release, we have three copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Adapted from Antony Johnson’s graphic novel, The Coldest City, the explosive film set in the late eighties takes viewers on a high-stakes chase as Theron attempts to escape Berlin. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions include commentary from the cast, filmmakers, stunt performers and fight coordinators, plus behind-the-scenes features that take viewers inside the making of the film’s intense stunt choreography.

Oscar®-winner Charlize Theron stars as elite MI6’s most lethal assassin and the crown
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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders

‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders
Every year, the studios take their best genre successes and try to push them beyond the technical ghetto. Oscar campaigners want to convince critics, guilds, and Oscar voters that their movie rises to the level of art. But it’s rare for fantasy, horror, thriller, action or comic-book movies to pass over to the Best Picture side.

When they do, it tends to be an exception like Peter Jackson’s fantasy “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. All three films scored Best Picture nominations and technical wins: “Fellowship” scored 13 nominations and wins for Makeup, Visual Effects, and Cinematography; “The Two Towers” earned six and won Sound Editing and VFX; and then came the ultimate triumph for the finale “The Return of the King”: a grand sweep of all 11 nominations including Best Picture. But while “Lotr” fell into the fantasy genre, it was boosted by the literary pedigree of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders

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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders
Every year, the studios take their best genre successes and try to push them beyond the technical ghetto. Oscar campaigners want to convince critics, guilds, and Oscar voters that their movie rises to the level of art. But it’s rare for fantasy, horror, thriller, action or comic-book movies to pass over to the Best Picture side.

When they do, it tends to be an exception like Peter Jackson’s fantasy trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. All three films scored Best Picture nominations and technical wins: “Fellowship” scored 13 nominations and wins for Makeup, Visual Effects, and Cinematography; “The Two Towers” earned six and won Sound Editing and VFX; and then came the ultimate triumph for the finale “The Return of the King”: a grand sweep of all 11 nominations including Best Picture. But while “Lotr” fell into the fantasy genre, it was boosted by the literary pedigree of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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MTV’s Liquid Television available to watch for free

Joseph Baxter Dec 5, 2017

The entire run of the 1990s’ definitive animation showcase, Liquid Television, is now available to watch for free...

Those who come from a generation that can elegiacally recall the days when the programming line-up of MTV (Music Television) not only consisted of music videos, but thought-provoking cutting edge original programing, will likely remember late-night viewings of the cable channel’s bellwether mixed-media showcase, Liquid Television. While it’s not coming back anytime soon, a nostalgic boon has just arrived, making the show’s entire run available to stream.

Indeed, Liquid Television was the crucial 1990s platform responsible for the emergence of would-be MTV hit series Beavis And Butt-Head, along with the bizarre, ultraviolent and titillating assassin series Æon Flux, which, in 2005, would be adapted as a movie starring Charlize Theron. Now, the series has been made available for consumption in its originally-aired form, thanks to the folks at Internet Archive,
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DVD reviews: Girls Trip; Atomic Blonde; Terminator 2: Judgment Day and more

Four reunited friends enjoy a fruity weekend, Charlize Theron is a kick-arse spy and a great documentary surfaces on Netflix

As the end of the year approaches and the list-making season begins, I’ve been asked by various editors to suggest the year’s best moments at the movies: the individual scenes, shots or lines that stick in the memory and make for neat year-in-film montages. It’s the kind of polling in which the eminently lovable Girls Trip (Universal, 15) is destined to shine.

Taken as a whole, I’d struggle to name Malcolm D Lee’s raw, ribald, technically ropey female-bonding comedy among the year’s greatest cinematic achievements. For cut-out-and-keep moments, however, it’s a veritable bonanza. Nary a day in the past four months has gone by without me thinking of either Tiffany Haddish’s vigorous demonstration of sexual “grapefruiting”, a panicked, full-bladdered Jada Pinkett Smith suspended on a zipline,
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Alexander Skarsgard and Randall Park join Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in Flarsky

Back in February it was announced that Seth Rogen (The Disaster Artist) and Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) had signed on to star in Flarsky, the new film from 50/50 and The Night Before director Jonathan Levine, and now we have word on two more additions to the cast.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies) and Randall Park (The Disaster Artist) have both joined the film, which also has Andy Serkis (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), June Diane Raphael (The Disaster Artist) and Ravi Patel (Master of None) on board.

The film, which is currently shooting in Montreal, sees Rogen as Fred Flarsky, “a down-on-his-luck journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush and former babysitter (Theron), who now happens to be the secretary of state and one of the most powerful people on the planet.” Skarsgard is set to portray the Canadian prime minister,
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Mother Kept HIV Diagnosis a Secret for Years — and Now Her Children Have Tested Positive

Mother Kept HIV Diagnosis a Secret for Years — and Now Her Children Have Tested Positive
A Uganda family was turned upside down when they learned their mother’s decades-long secret.

In 2013, Jenipher Mukite, along with her two siblings and their father, learned that her mother had been living with HIV since before they were born, and hadn’t been taking treatment for years, CNN reports.

The family finally got the courage to ask the life-altering question when their mother, bedridden and unable to move or eat, refused medical treatment. The news swept across the Eastern Ugandan village, and the family found themselves the subject of much gossip, Mukite told the site.

Mukite’s said her
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Netflix’s ‘Mindhunters’ Has Been Renewed For A Second Season

Netflix has announced that it has renewed 1970s-set Mindhunters for a second season. The first season, which revolves around two FBI agents who expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder, debuted on the streaming service back in October.

Catching a criminal often requires the authorities to get inside the villain’s mind to figure out how he thinks. That’s the job of FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench. They attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches. Along the way, the agents pioneer the development of modern serial-killer profiling. The crime drama has a strong pedigree behind the camera, with Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron among the show’s executive producers.

Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Hannah Gross, Anna Torv, and Cotter Smith are amongst the cast.

No news on when we may expect to see the new series,
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