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Meme: Pharrell Comes Out For Equality, Pope Gets an Invite from Ali Forney Center, Parker Young Swings Like a Gymnast

14 April 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Andrew Garfield to host SNL, Linda Harvey helpfully advises teens to stay in closet.

Outsports has been going out of their way to remind people watching The Masters that golfer Bubba Watson isn’t the aw-shucks guy he seems to be. Speaking about Jason Collins, Bubba said “I’m not saying I’m better than anybody else. I’m not saying he’s wrong, I’m saying I love him. If he called me right now and said, ‘Hey,’ or any person that was gay called me, I’d go to dinner with them any time. It’s just my belief system on the Bible says you can’t be gay. That’s a sin. So somebody living in sin I believe to be wrong.” Those statements broke my golf-watching, Bubba-loving mom’s heart.

We’re just now getting our Harvey Milk stamp, with the White House unveiling next month, »

- Ed Kennedy

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'I Am Divine' Offers Insightful Portrait of Gay Icon and John Waters' Muse, Now on DVD/VOD

9 April 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"I Am Divine," the largely crowd-funded documentary directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, chronicles the life of none other than the Divine, John Waters' muse who defined a generation of proto-punk films like "Pink Flamingos" and "Female Trouble," and famously ate dog doo-doo in front of the camera. Beneath the fierce -- in the true sense of the word -- makeup and drag he was Harris Glenn Milstead. Divine was just a day job, he insisted, but he ended up getting pegged for that alter-ego throughout his career until his death at age 42. The documentary covers his struggle to be taken seriously as an actor outside the larger-than-life Divine persona, meeting John Waters and other gay folks in Baltimore and, of course, his love of drugs and partying. For Waters loyalists and Divine devotees, "I Am Divine" is pure pleasure start to finish. The talking heads-style doc features illuminating interviews with Waters, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Review: Documentary 'I Am Divine' Shines A New Light On John Waters' Most Notorious Collaborator

8 April 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Even if you've stayed away from every John Waters film ever made, the chances of not knowing who Divine was are slim. The image of a 300-pound drag queen wearing a skin-tight red dress with candy-colored wig, bombastic face make-up, and pointing a gun at everything society consumes to be beautiful has been burnt deep enough into the culture to be instantly recognizable. Whether you've actually seen "Pink Flamingos" or not is temporarily beside the point. Loud, proud, and outrageous in every entertaining sense of the word; Divine has become—largely thanks to his work with Waters—a symbol for the countercultural movement in the '60s and '70s, and the personification of the “fuck you, you fucking fucks” angst towards society's norms. Jeffrey Schwartz's documentary on the man behind the queen, which has been raising dust at festivals around the world, works so well because you don't »

- Nikola Grozdanovic

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,' 'August: Osage County'

8 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

What's It About? Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and the dwarves are back for the second film in this Tolkien cycle. Bilbo goes toe to scaly toe with Smaug, a dragon voiced by Freeman's "Sherlock" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Why We're In: Even if you don't spring for the fancy Blu-ray set, you'll still get some goodies in this 2-disc package -- including the option to press pause while you take a bathroom break.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Wild at Heart"

What's It About? Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern are Sailor and Lula, two crazy, star-crossed lovers in David Lynch's tribute to "The Wizard of Oz," Elvis, road movies, and much more. Sleazy, crazy, and sexy.

Why We're In: This Blu-ray is packed with extras that are sure to please everyone who's wild at heart. »

- Jenni Miller

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'Veronica Mars' and Kickstarter: Is this the future of movie financing?

16 March 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Now that the big-screen version of Veronica Mars has finally come out, it has turned out to be breezy, pulpy, enjoyable, disposable entertainment (Veronica attempts to solve the murder of a famous rock star in Amy Winehouse makeup…whom she happened to go to high school with!). And now that the film has proved, for the first time, that a movie funded by crowdsourcing (in this case, via Kickstarter) can readily make its money back — and perhaps even do better than that — one could, I suppose, choose to be cynical by viewing the entire phemonenon of the Veronica Mars movie »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Stars reveal their criminally underrated entertainment picks

14 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Everyone — stars included — has that one show or movie they believe hasn’t received the attention it deserves. EW asked some celebrities, ranging from director John Waters to actress Allison Janney, what shows or movies they think are criminally underrated. Here’s what they said:

John Waters, director Hairspray, Serial Mom

Bruno Dumont’s movies, which are all long, depressing, French art movies about farmers and the earth and misery [such as Humanité]. I love a feel-bad movie. I hate to feel good at a theater. There is such honesty in the pain he puts on screen.”

John Lasseter, director Toy Story, Cars »

- EW staff

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New DVD Blu-ray: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Catching Fire,' 'An American Tail'

4 March 2014 8:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"12 Years a Slave"

What's It About? Based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, "12 Years a Slave" stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man who was kidnapped from his home in New York and sold into slavery. Northup ends up on a plantation run by the cruel Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and his equally awful wife (Sarah Paulson), who take special delight in tormenting another young slave named Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o).

Why We're In: The movie took him Best Picture Sunday night -- see director Steve McQueen quite literally jump for joy here -- for good reason. Nyong'o took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her wrenching performance, and John Ridley won for his adapted screenplay.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Hairspray" (1988)

What's It About? This is the original "Hairspray," which stars Ricki Lake as the adorable Tracy Turnblad. Tracy won't let anything »

- Jenni Miller

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Heather’s 14 Favorite Horror Couples (Part I)

10 February 2014 2:12 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ah, Valentine’s Day- that special time of year when, if you’re in a relationship, everything seems just wonderful. If you’re not, you pretty much wish everyone around you would stop being so damn lovey-dovey and just grow up already.

The horror genre has seen its share of passionate lovers and soul mates over the years willing to fight it out to the end, whether they’re being chased by creatures, psychotic serial killers, Mother Nature or even as they struggling against internal forces that threaten those they love most in the world. 

To celebrate Valentine’s Day this Friday, I decided to pay homage to some of my very favorite couples in the horror that demonstrate to the very fullest the idea, “til death do us part.” Check out the first part of my 14 Favorite Horror Couples countdown below and look for part two later this week right here on Daily Dead! »

- Heather Wixson

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Bill Murray Facts: 21 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Monuments Men' Star

7 February 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Is there anything Bill Murray hasn't done? And I'm not talking just movies.

A man of seemingly legendary stature, the actor broke out on "Saturday Night Live" in the late '70s and only grew more prominent with unforgettable roles in "Caddyshack" (1980) and "Ghostbusters" (1984). Since then, Murray has also established himself in dramatic roles, such as in the acclaimed Sofia Coppola movie "Lost in Translation," which garnered him a Best Actor nomination.

Whether or not you've seen Murray on the big screen or at the ballpark, there's still much to know about the star. From his duet with Clint Eastwood to his unbelievable encounters with fans, here are 21 things you probably don't know about Bill Murray.

1. Murray is a part-owner of three minor league baseball teams, including the Riverdogs in Charleston, South Carolina. and the Brockton Rox in Massachusetts, which explains this.

2. Murray admits to signing on for the "Garfield »

- Jonny Black

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DVD, Digital Release: I Am Divine

6 February 2014 2:36 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Digital Release Date: April 1, 2014; DVD Release Date: April 8, 2014

Price: DVD $24.95

Studio: Wolfe Video

Divine takes aim in John Waters' 1972 cult favorite Pink Flamingos.

Documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz (Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon) turns his camera on the plus-sized “cinematic terrorist” turned international icon of bad taste in the 2013 docu I Am Divine.

Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine, comes to life in this complex documentary that traces his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to internationally-recognized drag superstar and cult movie icon. The film includes interviews with many key figures from Divine’s life, including legendary filmmaker John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray), co-stars Ricki Lake (Hairspray), Tab Hunter (Polyester, Lust in the Dust) and Mink Stole (Female Trouble, Desperate Living), and his mother.

I Am Divine received numerous awards on the film festival circuit over the past year, including the »

- Laurence

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Dogwoof signs The Last Impresario

5 February 2014 4:36 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gracie Otto’s debut feature [pictured] will make its market debut at Efm.

Dogwoof has acquired international sales rights to The Last Impresario.

Gracie Otto’s debut feature about legendary theatre producer Michael White will make its market debut at the upcoming Efm.

A UK theatrical release is planned for late 2014.

White was behind theatre hits such as A Chorus Line and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, while he also championed John Cleese and introduced UK audiences to Yoko Ono, Pina Bausch and Barry Humphries.

He moved onto cinema with films such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and John WatersPolyester.

Vesna Cudic, head of TV sales and acquisitions at Dogwoof, commented: “We are always looking for inspirational stories about extraordinary individuals, films such as Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present or most recently Mike Myers’ Supermensch. The Last Impresario is a perfect addition to our slate.”

“I’m so pleased that Dogwoof shares our enthusiasm »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Mick Jagger Bringing '20 Feet From Stardom' to TV and Broadway

22 January 2014 9:50 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Mick Jagger is planning on spending some time out of the spotlight so others can have a turn. The Rolling Stones frontman is currently looking into turning 20 Feet From Stardom – the Oscar-nominated documentary that tells the stories of several important backup singers and featured interviews with Jagger – into a one-hour scripted TV series and a Broadway musical. According to The Hollywood Reporter, both adaptations would concentrate on the lives of backup singers who support music luminaries, but the TV series would depart from the film's subject matter by focusing on contemporary artists. »

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Sundance 2014's Opening Weekend: Our Analytical By the Numbers Report

20 January 2014 1:55 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

One Film

That's how long it took for critics to declare the first great film of Sundance. Usually the fest starts off slow, but this year, it kicked off with a literal drum roll: Miles Teller killed in the tense, blood-on-the drums Whiplash, a profane film about a monomaniacal music student's furious ambition, which remains one of the best-reviewed films of the festival five days in. The film sold to Sony Pictures Classics in double-time.

See the 19 Storylines Dominating the Coversation at Sundance

The Karaoke Performance of Starship's "Nothing's Gonna »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Launches 'HitRecord on TV' at Sundance

18 January 2014 7:08 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Last night at the Sundance Film Festival, Joseph Gordon-Levitt premiered the first three episodes of his innovative new variety show, HitRecord on TV, featuring short films, skits, songs, animations, live performances and stories that were crowd-sourced from hundreds of collaborators. But you could be forgiven for thinking that he could do it all himself: Not only does the star of Looper and (500) Days of Summer host the show with sunny, dapper, Fallonesque optimism, he plays piano and drums, tap-dances a musical number with Tony Danza, writes and sings song lyrics, »

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Arts preview 2014: comebacks

1 January 2014 2:29 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From Johnny Cash to Angela Lansbury, expect to see some familiar faces in the coming year

Pop

The lost Johnny Cash gets released

According to Cash's son John, the country legend was a prolific hoarder, hanging on to everything from original audio tapes for The Johnny Cash Show to "a camel saddle gift from the prince of Saudi Arabia". That explains why it's taken several years since his death in 2003 for anyone to find Out Among the Stars, an album he recorded in the early 1980s. Columbia dismissed the album as not worth releasing, but John Cash describes the 12 tracks – which include a duet with Johnny's wife, June Carter – as "beautiful". 24 March.

Theatre

Hairspray

Barely has the set for a blistering revival of Chicago been cleared away than director Paul Kerryson sets about reinventing this joyous musical, inspired by John Waters's cult movie. It's a show that mixes the heart-rending and the hair-curling, »

- Mark Lawson, Lyn Gardner, Peter Bradshaw, Stuart Heritage, Andrew Dickson, Brian Logan, Jonathan Jones, Judith Mackrell

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Arts preview 2014: comebacks

1 January 2014 2:29 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Johnny Cash to Angela Lansbury, expect to see some familiar faces in the coming year

Pop

The lost Johnny Cash gets released

According to Cash's son John, the country legend was a prolific hoarder, hanging on to everything from original audio tapes for The Johnny Cash Show to "a camel saddle gift from the prince of Saudi Arabia". That explains why it's taken several years since his death in 2003 for anyone to find Out Among the Stars, an album he recorded in the early 1980s. Columbia dismissed the album as not worth releasing, but John Cash describes the 12 tracks – which include a duet with Johnny's wife, June Carter – as "beautiful". 24 March.

Theatre

Hairspray

Barely has the set for a blistering revival of Chicago been cleared away than director Paul Kerryson sets about reinventing this joyous musical, inspired by John Waters's cult movie. It's a show that mixes the heart-rending and the hair-curling, »

- Mark Lawson, Lyn Gardner, Peter Bradshaw, Stuart Heritage, Andrew Dickson, Brian Logan, Jonathan Jones, Judith Mackrell

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