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Watch as the Broadway Cast of The Color Purple Surprise Aspiring Singer Jasmine Holloway at Carnegie Hall

15 July 2016 3:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One lucky young lady just got the experience of a lifetime! During the My Carnegie Moment event on Tuesday, sponsored by Paramount and the upcoming film Florence Foster Jenkins, aspiring singers got the chance to perform at New York City's iconic Carnegie Hall. Jasmine Holloway took the stage and belted out the climactic song from the Tony-winning Broadway show The Color Purple when she received surprise back-up help from the actual cast, including her mentor, Rema Webb. The emotional moment brought her to tears. "I've just seen your show, I've dreamt of every single one of you," Holloway gushed. During »

- Mariah Haas, @mariahhaas

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Watch as the Broadway Cast of The Color Purple Surprise Aspiring Singer Jasmine Holloway at Carnegie Hall

15 July 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

One lucky young lady got the experience of a lifetime during My Carnegie Moment - an event that gives aspiring singers the chance to perform at New York City's iconic Carnegie Hall. Jasmine Holloway belted out the climactic song from the Tony-winning Broadway show The Color Purple when she received surprise back-up help from the actual cast, including her mentor, Rema Webb. The emotional moment brought her to tears. "I've just seen your show, I've dreamt of every single one of you," Holloway gushed. During a conversation with People after the performance, she revealed the reason behind her song choice. »

- Mariah Haas

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IndieWire Turns 20: An Oral History of Supporting Filmmakers and Partying at Sundance From Those Who Lived It

14 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On July 15, 1996, IndieWire launched as an e-mail newsletter providing “the daily news service for independent film.” (See the first newsletter here.) The original iteration of the site was the brainchild of Cheri Barner, Eugene Hernandez and Mark Rabinowitz, three recent college students obsessed with the movies. In the ensuing years, IndieWire grew and changed hands many times over. Barner now works as a talent manager in Los Angeles, Hernandez is the deputy director of the Film Society Lincoln Center, and Rabinowitz is a freelance publicist, consultant and programmer.

But they have remained a part of our close-knit community. As IndieWire arrives at its 20th anniversary, the trio gathered together for their first joint interview to recall the early days of IndieWire — as well as the thriving American independent film scene that inspired the publication. 

Eugene Hernandez: IndieWire was an outgrowth of something that Mark, Cheri and I had started in 1995. At the time, »

- Eric Kohn

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Prince William Talks Parenthood with Wimbledon Champ Andy Murray: 'I Don't Know How You Manage It with No Sleep!'

11 July 2016 6:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tennis fans Prince William and Princess Kate congratulated Wimbledon champ Andy Murray on Sunday - and bonded over their sleepless nights! William praised the new dad - who welcomed daughter Sophia in February - after his match-winning performance. "Congratulations, I don't know how you manage it with no sleep," the royal said, laughing. He then added, "How is your daughter doing, alright? Is the family good?" • Want to keep up with the latest royals coverage? Click here to subscribe to the Royals Newsletter.Murray responded, "Yeah, she's great, yeah, she's actually sleeping, the last three nights she slept through, the first three months were tough, »

- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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Princess Kate and Prince William Lead the Celebrity Cheer Squad for Andy Murray at Wimbledon

10 July 2016 7:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Princess Kate and Prince William are holding court at the world's most prestigious tennis tournament. The royal couple attended Wimbledon on Sunday, watching from the Royal Box as Scotland's Andy Murray took on Canada's Milos Raonic in the men's singles finals. Kate kept up her impeccable courtside style, sporting an Alexander McQueen white dress with fun designs. Prince William opted for a light grey suit and simple black tie. Related Video: Watch: 5 Reasons Why We Love Princess Kate and Prince William The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge weren't the only familiar faces in the star-studded Wimbledon crowd. Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper, »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ At 10: Meryl Streep and More on How Their Risky Project Became a Massive Hit

1 July 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ten years ago, “The Devil Wears Prada” surprised even the people that made it. The movie opened over the July 4th weekend in 2006 as a counter-programmer aimed primarily at women. But it played far broader than that, all over the world. Based on the bestseller written by Lauren Weisberger, the ex-Vogue assistant to editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, it was an anomaly that influenced movies to come but remained a rare bird, hard to categorize or imitate.

It wasn’t a standard-issue studio genre, neither a romantic comedy centered around a young woman’s choice of mate, a biopic, nor a revenge plot. Aspiring young assistant Andy (Anne Hathaway) and her powerful editrix boss Miranda (Meryl Streep) were dual protagonists in a coming-of-age workplace fairy tale about the trials of a first job and finding your identity.

The other players behind the $41-million film, which shot over 57 days in New York and »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ At 10: Meryl Streep and More on How Their Risky Project Became a Massive Hit

1 July 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ten years ago, “The Devil Wears Prada” surprised even the people that made it. The movie opened over the July 4th weekend in 2006 as a counter-programmer aimed primarily at women. But it played far broader than that, all over the world. Based on the bestseller written by Lauren Weisberger, the ex-Vogue assistant to editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, it was an anomaly that influenced movies to come but remained a rare bird, hard to categorize or imitate.

It wasn’t a standard-issue studio genre, neither a romantic comedy centered around a young woman’s choice of mate, a biopic, nor a revenge plot. Aspiring young assistant Andy (Anne Hathaway) and her powerful editrix boss Miranda (Meryl Streep) were dual protagonists in a coming-of-age workplace fairy tale about the trials of a first job and finding your identity.

The other players behind the $41-million film, which shot over 57 days in New York and »

- Anne Thompson

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With Which Famous Actor Did Rhony's Countess LuAnn de Lesseps Share a Kiss?

30 June 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

LuAnn de Lesseps may be a Countess, but that doesn't mean she doesn't get a little starstruck now and again! The Real Housewives of New York star told People Now that she got flustered when meeting Hugh Grant. "He joined us for dinner at Pierre's in Bridgehampton," said de Lesseps, 51. "We actually ended up having tequila shots together and having a little kiss." De Lesseps, who found love again in financé Tom D'Agostino Jr., said she got a call from Rhony executive producer and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen after their meeting. "Andy calls me and goes 'I heard you met Hugh Grant, »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Bridget Jones’s Baby Gets A New Trailer

30 June 2016 2:58 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Renée Zellweger has never being more charming that when she pulled on the large pants of everybody’s favourite unlucky in love singleton Bridget Jones. Ms. Jones is coming back to our screens with Bridget Jones’s Baby, and the latest trailer is here to show us that the charm is still alive and well as Bridget must figure out who is the father of her unborn baby: ex Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) or new suitor Jack (Patrick Dempsey, who, and I know he was pretty much written off in Edge of Reason, should really be Hugh Grant’s character). There’s no incredibly unmanly fight on display here, but I’m holding out hope. Check it out below. Released: September 16th Synopsis: Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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New Trailer and Posters for Bridget Jones’s Baby

28 June 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s a brand new trailer for the third installment of Bridget Jones’ franchise, Bridget Jones’s Baby. Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth alongside newcomer Patrick Dempsey. Sadly there’s no Hugh Grant this time  Bridget Jones’s Diary director Sharon Maguire returns to helm the latest movie which is set to hit cinemas 16th September this year. After breaking up with Mark […]

The post New Trailer and Posters for Bridget Jones’s Baby appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- David Sztypuljak

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Oscar Race at the 2016 Halfway Mark: Diversity and Confusion

24 June 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As 2016 hits the halfway point, the Oscar race is even fuzzier than usual. Two things are clear: The studios are back-loading their awards hopefuls yet again, with launches at fall festivals and/or the fourth quarter; and there are more diverse films in the mix, with at least 16 potential biggies from filmmakers who are women, Asians, Latino-Hispanics, black and seniors (i.e., over 65).

In the past few years, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Boyhood” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” had been widely screened and started industry buzz by late June. This year, there is a lot of industry enthusiasm for a few January-to-June titles such as “Zootopia,” “The Jungle Book” and “The Witch.” But best-pic contenders? Not so sure.

The festivals so far have offered possibilities like “Manchester by the Sea” and “Loving.” And some pundits anointed “The Birth of a Nation” as the Oscar front-runner last January (a mixed blessing for Fox Searchlight, »

- Tim Gray

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‘Gotham’ Recasts Poison Ivy for Season 3

22 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gotham’s” Ivy Pepper is sprouting into iconic DC Comics villain Poison Ivy in Season 3, and Maggie Geha has been tapped to take on the deadly role. Geha replaces Claire Foley, who has portrayed Ivy in her younger iteration since the show began.

According to Fox’s character breakdown, Ivy’s unlikely transformation is due to a brush with one of Hugo Strange’s creatures, last seen escaping into the Gotham night at the end of Season 2. Following an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, Ivy Pepper finds herself reborn, and one step closer to the DC villain she is destined to become: Poison Ivy. Now a 19-year-old woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms, she sets her sights on Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz).

Geha has previously appeared opposite Mark Wahlberg in “Ted 2,” and alongside Hugh Grant in “The Rewrite.” She also had a supporting role in the independent film “In Stereo” and »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Me Before You’: How to Build a YA Movie That Rules

5 June 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Me Before You” arrived in theaters on Friday with a dash of pedigree – it’s based on a novel by Jojo Moyes, whose romantic fiction for adults has been garlanded with praise — but let’s be clear: The film’s central characters may be 26 and 31 years old, but at heart this is another Ya tearjerker, a squeaky-clean love story submerged in youthful doom. In “Me About You,” two impossibly good-looking people drift into a slow-burn romance, but the love is haunted by tragedy, the kind that only love can conquer. You light up my life! The movie seems, on the surface, to be scrubbed of sex, but it delivers — and inspires — one bodily fluid with bountiful abandon, and that is tears. It’s a formula that goes back to “Love Story” (or maybe “Anna Karenina,” though Tolstoy wasn’t quite so intent on leaving you with that feel-good feeling). “Me Before You »

- Owen Gleiberman

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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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Exclusive Clip: Florence Foster Jenkins

13 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Watch this exclusive brand new clip from the upcoming Stephen Frears film, Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. In this clip, Cosme McMoon (Simon Helberg) tells St »

- Jazz Tangcay

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Win ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Goodies – In Cinemas Now

10 May 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Florence Foster Jenkins starring Oscar winner Meryl Streep and British Icon Hugh Grant is in cinemas nationwide now, and to celebrate we’ve got 5 sets of limited edition Florence Foster Jenkins goodies to give away; including a copy of the film’s soundtrack, character postcard sets and branded ear plugs.

Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, this comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere. The voice Florence (Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her »

- Paul Heath

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Bo Report: Bad Neighbours 2 barely makes a dent in the Civil War juggernaut

8 May 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in Bad Neighbours 2.

Captain America: Civil War rang up more than $6 million over the weekend, dropping fifty-seven percent in its second week to bring its cume to $23.3 million.

The superhero extravaganza's closest competitor was Bad Neighbours 2, starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron, which debuted with $2.4 million on 251 screens.

Mother's Day, starring Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson, came in third, dropping sixty-nine percent for around $2 million over the weekend. Garry Marshall's film has pulled in around $4.1 million after two weeks.

Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book dropped forty-one percent in its fourth week, racking up $1.4 million over the weekend to bring its total to $26.5 million.

eOne's Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep, debuted on 261 screens to the tune of $896,976, while Fox's Eddie the Eagle dropped only thirty-nine percent in its third week to bring its cume to $6.8 million.

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- Harry Windsor

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Florence Foster Jenkins review – all the right wrong notes

8 May 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant are on top form as the ‘diva of din’ and her dutiful manager in an enjoyable biopic from Stephen Frears

As Les Dawson proved with such precision, any fool can play the piano badly, but it takes real skill to play it brilliantly badly. Similarly, Morecambe and Wise knew that the perfect way to mangle “Grieg’s piano concerto by Grieg” was to play “all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order”. Now, to the august list of superbly maladroit comedic musicians we may add Meryl Streep, who takes centre stage in this very likable, frequently hilarious, yet still poignant tragi-comedy from director Stephen Frears. Streep plays the titular songbird, a New York socialite and eager patron of the arts whose enthusiasm for a good tune is matched only by her inability to sing one. Not that it stops her from trying. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Florence Foster Jenkins review – all the right wrong notes

8 May 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant are on top form as the ‘diva of din’ and her dutiful manager in an enjoyable biopic from Stephen Frears

As Les Dawson proved with such precision, any fool can play the piano badly, but it takes real skill to play it brilliantly badly. Similarly, Morecambe and Wise knew that the perfect way to mangle “Grieg’s piano concerto by Grieg” was to play “all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order”. Now, to the august list of superbly maladroit comedic musicians we may add Meryl Streep, who takes centre stage in this very likable, frequently hilarious, yet still poignant tragi-comedy from director Stephen Frears. Streep plays the titular songbird, a New York socialite and eager patron of the arts whose enthusiasm for a good tune is matched only by her inability to sing one. Not that it stops her from trying. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Florence Foster Jenkins movie review: don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear

6 May 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

When Ffj sticks to farce, it works wonderfully, like something P.G. Wodehouse might have loved. But the longer it goes on, the more maudlin it gets. I’m “biast” (pro): like star Meryl Streep and director Stephen Frears; desperate for stories about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Typical. You wait forever for a movie about Florence Foster Jenkins, and then two come along at once. Actually, I’m pretty sure I’d never heard of Jenkins before this film entered my radar a few months back, but it’s easy to see what drew multiple filmmakers to her: She’s a great story. Jenkins was a real person, a rich socialite and music lover who lived in New York in the early 20th century and enjoyed performing amateur operatics, which is all well and good, except she was a terrible singer: always off-key, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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