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'Going Clear' Filmmakers on How Scientology Sees Tom Cruise as "Useless," Uses John Travolta's Plane

19 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Though most of the public automatically associates Scientology with its big-name supporters like Tom Cruise and John Travolta, the filmmakers of the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief say that some in the church do otherwise. "Sea Org [a wing of the church] members in particular think of celebrities as useless — they don’t have a lot of respect for them," said journalist Tony Ortega, who is interviewed in the doc, at a press luncheon on Wednesday at HBO's New York headquarters. "In fact, when Cruise got that medal and [church leader David] Miscavige stood up and

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- Ashley Lee

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Church of Scientology Pushed Wedge Between Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Turned Kids Against Her, Filmmakers Say

4 March 2015 6:47 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Bold words. The filmmakers behind Sundance darling Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief did not hold back when discussing the Church of Scientology, its missteps, and its involvement with Tom Cruise and John Travolta in a TimesTalks event in New York City on Monday, March 2.  Moderator Logan Hill hosted a panel of the movie's director Alex Gibney, author Lawrence Wright, who penned the nonfiction book by the same name that inspired the film, filmmaker and former Scientologist Paul Haggis, and Mike Rinder, a former [...] »

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Makers of Scientology Documentary Call on Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Address 'Abuses'

3 March 2015 4:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The makers of one of Sundance's most buzzed-about films are putting the heat on John Travolta and Tom Cruise. At a TimesTalk panel on Monday to discuss the controversial documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, director Alex Gibney was joined by writer Lawrence Wright, who wrote the 2013 book the film is based on, and two well-known critics of Scientology featured in the film: former church member Paul Haggis (the writer/director of Crash) and Mike Rinder, a former head of Scientology's Office of Special Affairs. Scientology has slammed the documentary as "dishonest" and based on accounts by "admitted liars and professional anti-Scientologists. »

- Lydia Price

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Makers of Scientology Documentary Call on Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Address 'Abuses'

3 March 2015 4:10 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The makers of one of Sundance's most buzzed-about films are putting the heat on John Travolta and Tom Cruise. At a TimesTalk panel on Monday to discuss the controversial documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, director Alex Gibney was joined by writer Lawrence Wright, who wrote the 2013 book the film is based on, and two well-known critics of Scientology featured in the film: former church member Paul Haggis (the writer/director of Crash) and Mike Rinder, a former head of Scientology's Office of Special Affairs. Scientology has slammed the documentary as "dishonest" and based on accounts by "admitted liars and professional anti-Scientologists. »

- Lydia Price

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`Hamilton’ Fever: Hit-Maker Lin-Manuel Miranda Channels Tony Manero

3 March 2015 2:45 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

A star is born: With the run at the Public Theater sold out and arrival on Broadway this summer assured, the producers of Hamilton unveiled their striking new logo for the show. Striking because Miranda, the unofficial mayor of Washington Heights who wrote the book and hip-hop score and plays the title role of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, looks in the poster a bit like the brother from another borough—Tony Manero in silhouette. Like, 1776 meet 1976. John Travolta… »

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This Majestic Photo of a Weasel Riding a Woodpecker Has Taken Over the Internet

3 March 2015 11:11 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Isn't nature glorious?! East London hobby photographer Martin Le-May captured an incredible image of a weasel riding a woodpecker into battle during the great Weasel-Squirrel-Chipmunk War of 2015. You can almost hear the furry creature shouting: Onward, noble steed! To glory!" Fine, we made up most of that scenario, but that is a real photo (minus John Travolta, of course) of a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker and it's making the rounds on the Internet. But unfortunately, the situation that created the image is much less magical. The weasel was trying to kill the woodpecker.   Le-May described the encounter to Buzzfeed, calling it "the struggle for life" as the woodpecker »

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Watch: Terrence Howard Explains His Oscars Meltdown

3 March 2015 10:14 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Remember Terrence Howard’s painful Oscars appearance? He sure does. The “Empire” star visited “The Tonight Show” on Monday to relive his Academy Awards snafu, which led some viewers to question whether he was drunk or simply attempting his own John Travolta moment while presenting three of the nominees for best picture.

According to Howard, his troubles began when he forgot to wear a belt to the ceremony, but after spending 18 hours memorizing his lines so he wouldn’t need to use the dreaded teleprompter, he got out onstage and was immediately star-struck by Oprah (as any self-respecting human would be). “I choked!” he lamented, begging host Jimmy Fallon not to show the video of his flub. “I thought I had it together and then I hit the microphone — and I was like, ‘maybe nobody noticed?'”

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- Variety Staff

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Photographer Snaps Amazing Shot of a Weasel Flying on the Back of a Woodpecker (and Now It's a Meme!)

3 March 2015 9:57 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It all started when birder and wildlife photographer Jason Ward tweeted this photo taken by amateur photographer Martin Le-May of Essex, England. Le-May recently went on a nature walk hoping to see a green woodpecker for the first time.

He got that and then some:

Absolutley Incredible photo by Martin Le-May. Green Woodpecker and Weasel. Apparently the Woodpecker escaped. pic.twitter.com/PUt1b2Mbhs

Jason Ward (@Jayward7) March 2, 2015

News: Remember the Left Shark meme? Katy Perry made it a onesie!

Twitter immediately started retweeting the amazing snapshot, dreaming up Pixar-worthy backstories where the woodpecker and weasel are best friends and the woodpecker is giving his buddy a lift. Or they’re in love and this is the “A Whole New World” moment.

No. That weasel is trying to kill that woodpecker.

“We heard a distressed squawking and I saw that flash of green,” Le-May told Buzzfeed News. He pulled »

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Kaleidoscope sees raft of titles

2 March 2015 4:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sundance doc The Wolfpack, Kickboxer reboot and Asterix & Obelix among UK deals.

UK sales and distribution outfit Kaleidoscope has picked up a raft of titles out of Berlin and Sundance for distribution in the UK, including Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary The Wolfpack, John Travolta thriller The Forger, Kickboxer: Vengeance starring Dave Bautista, Bruce Willis action film Extraction, and Asterix & Obelix: Land of the Gods.

Also signed are The Hero of Colour City, the animation voiced by Owen Wilson and Christina Ricci, and cult sequel Sharknado 3.

All titles are due to be released during the next 18 months.  

Spencer Pollard, CEO of Kaleidoscope, commented: “It has been a very active start to the year for Kaleidoscope and we are genuinely excited by our domestic and international line ups. We expect to be very busy at MIPtv and Cannes with further international sales announcements to follow shortly.” »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Kaleidoscope sees raft of new titles

2 March 2015 4:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sundance doc The Wolfpack, Kickboxer reboot and Asterix & Obelix among UK deals.

UK sales and distribution outfit Kaleidoscope has picked up a raft of titles out of Berlin and Sundance for distribution in the UK, including Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary The Wolfpack, John Travolta thriller The Forger, Kickboxer: Vengeance starring Dave Bautista, Bruce Willis action film Extraction, and Asterix & Obelix: Land of the Gods.

Also signed for 2015 are The Hero of Colour City, the animation voiced by Owen Wilson and Christina Ricci, and cult sequel Sharknado 3.

All titles are due to be released during the next 18 months.  

Spencer Pollard, CEO of Kaleidoscope, commented: “It has been a very active start to the year for Kaleidoscope and we are genuinely excited by our domestic and international line ups. We expect to be very busy at MIPtv and Cannes with further international sales announcements to follow shortly.” »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Ingrid Michaelson Splits From Her Husband After 3 Years

27 February 2015 1:45 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ingrid Michaelson has called it quits with her husband - Us Weekly Kelly Clarkson makes surprising American Idol admission - HuffPost Celebrity Look what Gwyneth Paltrow Instagrammed last night - Lainey Gossip Scarlett Johansson comments on that John Travolta encounter - Dlisted What is Shia Labeouf doing with his look? - JustJared Kim Kardashian reveals another interesting outfit - Hollywood Tuna Here's how Britney Spears spent her night - Pink Is the New Blog Someone else shared a picture of Chelsea Handler's boobs - The Superficial Have you heard Kylie Minogue's new single? - popbytes »

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Scarlett Johansson defends John Travolta over creepy allegations

27 February 2015 10:37 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Scarlett Johansson has defended John Travolta insisting there is ''nothing creepy'' about the actor. The 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' actress was greeted on the red carpet at the Academy Awards last Sunday with a kiss from the 'Saturday Night Fever' star in what looked like an awkward exchange but the 30-year-old actress has insisted it was a ''pleasure''. In a statement, she said: ''(I haven't seen) John in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him. The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome. That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live ... There is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta.'' Meanwhile, later in the evening, John appeared on stage alongside Idina Menzel, where she referred to him as ''my dear friend, »

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Scarlett Johansson Defends John Travolta’s Oscars Red Carpet Kiss

27 February 2015 9:36 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Scarlett Johansson recently addressed the infamous red carpet kiss John Travolta planted on her cheek, asserting that, contrary to public opinion, it was “totally welcome.” Scarlett Johansson Defends John Travolta Before the Academy Awards ceremony officially kicked off, a picture of Travolta greeting Johansson on the red carpet was already going viral. It was dubbed “creepy,” […]

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Scarlett Johansson Says There's Nothing "Creepy" About That John Travolta Photo

27 February 2015 8:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

New York (AP) -- Scarlett Johansson is defending John Travolta and calls the image of him kissing her on the Academy Awards red carpet "an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was totally sweet and totally welcome." In an exclusive statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Johansson said: "There is nothing at all strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta." She called her former co-star of the film "A Love Song for Bobby Long" a "class act."  Travolta greeted Johansson at Sunday's Oscars with a kiss and his arm around her waist. The photo has since been turned into an Internet meme. But Johannson said the image doesn't reflect the moment, calling it "yet another way we are misguided, misinformed and sensationalized by the 24-hour news cycle." Read more »

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How Did Neil Patrick Harris Predict The Oscars? – 5 Possible Solutions To His Magic Trick

27 February 2015 7:55 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In the aftermath of the 2015 Oscars, the internet’s been abuzz with discussion. Did Birman really deserve to win Best Picture? Is it right to applaud rich actresses for talking about a pay divide? Is John Travolta really that out of touch? Should you ring your parents?

But, more so than any of those, what had everyone talking was Neil Patrick Harris’ hosting. Namely, how he seemed to let everyone (read: Twitter) down. But in all the condemning of racially tricky jokes (getting the star of The Help to perform a night-long menial task) and awkward delivery, one big part of the night has been overlooked – his prediction trick.

Well known as a fan of magic (he’s President of the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle and repeatedly called on his hobby for How I Met Your Mother), everyone expected Harris to do some dazzling feat of the mystic. »

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Scarlett Johansson Doesn’t Think John Travolta Is ‘Strange, Creepy or Inappropriate’ for Oscars Kiss

27 February 2015 7:05 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The public thought John Travolta was “weird” and “creepy” at the Oscars on Sunday when he was captured on camera wrapping his arms around Scarlett Johansson‘s body to plant a friendly kiss on her cheek, but the “Avengers” actress wants everybody to know “he’s a class act.” In a statement released to the Associated Press, Johansson declared “there is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta,” and blamed the “24-hour news cycle” for making a big deal out of the red carpet greeting. See photo: John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson on Oscars Red Carpet: Caption This “The image that is circulating. »

- Greg Gilman

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Scarlett Johansson Says Awkward Travolta Oscar Kiss Was 'Totally Welcome'

26 February 2015 10:50 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

According to Scarlett Johansson, sometimes a picture isn't worth a thousand words.

The actress gave a statement to the Associated Press Thursday regarding the awkward-looking encounter she shared with John Travolta on the Oscars red carpet.

News: John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson Take the Most Awkward Oscars Photo Ever

While photos appear to show an unhappy Johannson begrudgingly accepting a kiss on the cheek from Travolta, the actress said she hadn't "seen John in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him."

"The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome," Johansson told the AP. "That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live."

Johansson also added "there is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta."

Photos: Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Arrivals

It was recently revealed that Travolta will be returning to television for a role »

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Scarlett Johansson Says Red Carpet Kiss from John Travolta Was 'Totally Welcome'

26 February 2015 4:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Scarlett Johansson is sticking up for John Travolta. Although the actress appeared unhappy about getting a kiss from Travolta on the Oscars red carpet, she hadn't "seen John in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him," she told the Associated Press on Thursday. "The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome," Johansson said. "That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live." Johansson, 30, also called him "a class act" and said "there is nothing strange, »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

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Scarlett Johansson Insists There's ''Nothing at All Strange, Creepy or Inappropriate'' About John Travolta: His Kiss Was ''Welcome''

26 February 2015 4:07 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Scarlett Johansson insists that John Travolta did not overstep. Despite it looking as though she were giving a little side eye at the time, the actress said in a statement Thursday that there was nothing wrong with the kiss Travolta planted on her cheek at the Oscars last Sunday. The moment of contact, during which he also had his hand on her waist and she at least appeared to not be welcoming the exchange, immediately went viral. "There is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta," Johansson told the AP, her comment coming in response to the aforementioned online hubbub that ensued. "The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter »

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Ten Best: Nicolas Cage roles

26 February 2015 3:29 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Cult favourite Nicolas Cage has carved out an eclectic and brilliant career spanning the decades and across genres, with forays into action, drama and comic book adaptations to name but a few. To celebrate the release of his latest film, Dying of the Light, out on Blu-ray and DVD from the 2nd March 2015 courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look back at some of his greatest roles.

Dying of the Light (2015)

This brilliant thriller, directed by Paul Schrader and executive produced by cinematic wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn, stars Cage as Evan Lake, a desk-bound Langley CIA agent, forced into retirement by signs of early onset dementia. At the same time he discovers that his former nemesis, Jihadist Muhhamed Banir (Alexander KarimZero Dark Thirty, TV’s Tyrant), is not dead as has been assumed for the last two decades, but alive and receiving experimental medical treatment. Banir’s exact »

- Phil Wheat

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