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Espn the Magazine Body Issue Brought to Life in New TV Special

14 July 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The latest stunning Espn the Magazine Body Issue will be brought to life in a new TV special airing Friday night on Espn. The first special one-hour show around the ninth annual Body Issue, which features the top names in sports tastefully photographed in all their glory, airs at 7 p.m. Et on ESPN2. It is set to feature behind-the-scenes photo, video and interviews with the 23 athletes in the issue, including Julian Edelman (pictured above), Ezekiel Elliott and Javier Baez. Also Read: Laila Ali Talks Muhammad Ali Ahead of Espn Humanitarian Awards: 'He Is in a Better Place Now' Titled »

- Debbie Emery

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The Overachievers: Which Stars Got Multiple Emmy Nominations?

13 July 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nabbing an Emmy nod in the competitive era of Peak TV is hard enough, but leave it to these overachievers to take up real estate on this year’s list with numerous nominations …

Riz Ahmed, Matthew Rhys, and Alec Baldwin are among the stars who received more than one Emmy nomination on Thursday morning for their work on multiple projects eligible for the 2017 award show.

Ahmed was nominated for lead actor in a limited series or movie for HBO’s “The Night Of.” He was also nominated for his guest stint on HBO’s “Girls” on which he played a love interest to Lena Dunham.

Rhys was also nominated for his very memorable guest stint on “Girls,” along with his major nomination for lead actor in a drama series for FX’s “The Americans.”

Baldwin, who no doubt earned his nomination for his portrayal of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” which »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Stephanie McMahon, Mark Giordano Among Winners at Espn Sports Humanitarian Awards

12 July 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Third Annual Espn Sports Humanitarian Awards on Tuesday once celebrated again the positive things that athletes do rather than the negative things that so often end up in the news. From the NFL, NBA and Mls to WWE, Ufc and boxing, sports stars from across the country joined in honoring those who try to make the world a better place. Laila Ali co-hosted this year with “Mike & Mike’s” Mike Greenberg, and they both got to witness the presentation of the first Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award in remembrance of her late father, who paved the way for athletes wanting. »

- Debbie Emery

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Espn’s Mark Schlereth Joins Fox Sports 1

11 July 2017 1:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Espn’s longtime NFL analyst Mark Schlereth has jumped to Fox Sports 1. The former Denver Broncos player tweeted out the news on Tuesday, stating that the move is effective immediately. “I’m excited to announce that starting today 7/11/17 I have moved to @FS1 as a studio analyst. Truly blessed to have this opportunity,” he wrote. Schlereth’s FS1 debut came on Tuesday’s episode of “Undisputed” alongside Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe and Joy Taylor. He had previously been with Espn since 2001. Also Read: Laila Ali Talks Muhammad Ali Ahead of Espn Humanitarian Awards: 'He Is in a Better Place Now' The transition was reportedly in. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Antonio Brown's Crazy Expensive Bday Party w/ $350k Rolls

11 July 2017 10:37 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Antonio Brown's 29th birthday party was Lit -- with big stars, crazy jewelry ... and a seat at the dinner table for a $350,000 Rolls-Royce!!!  For real ... they drove the car Inside the Cipriani restaurant in Miami as a centerpiece for Ab's big birthday shindig.  The Pittsburgh Steelers star flashed a sick new diamond watch while rubbing elbows with his celebrity friends like rapper Ace Hood, NBA star Hassan Whiteside and agent Drew Rosenhaus.  The biggest »

- TMZ Staff

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Laila Ali Talks Muhammad Ali Ahead of Espn Humanitarian Awards: ‘He Is in a Better Place Now’

10 July 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Espn’s Third Annual Sports Humanitarian Awards is going to be an extra special — and extra emotional — night for co-host Laila Ali. Not only will she get to honor some of the most philanthropic people in sports, she’ll also be at the presentation of an award celebrating the legacy of her late father, Muhammad Ali, at the event on July 11 at L.A. Live’s The Novo in downtown Los Angeles. “There is no better person to name the award after, and I’m not just saying that because he’s my father. So many of the nominees reflect my father’s incredible legacy, »

- Debbie Emery

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Blake Griffin Featured on Controversial La Clippers T-Shirt with Mlk, Lincoln, Gandhi and More

1 July 2017 3:09 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The L.A. Clippers apparently didn't learn from Kendall and Kylie -- using historical images on t-shirts is a dicey game to play ... and one that often ends in an L. The Clips just convinced Blake Griffin to re-sign with the team for 5 years and $173 million, and reportedly used this "Pioneers" t-shirt to help seal the deal. The shirt features the faces of Martin Luther King Jr., JFK, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Einstein, Barack Obama »

- TMZ Staff

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Fight to the Finnish: Close-Up on "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki"

1 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Juho Kuosmanen's The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016) is playing July 1 - August 1, 2017 exclusively on Mubi in the United States.The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is a subtle bait-and-switch of a film, but that’s okay. Certain generic conventions imply that it will head in a certain direction, but I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler to tell you that it doesn’t. In fact, the refusal of Olli Mäki—the film and the man—to play by the rules is the most interesting thing it has going for it. The man, like the film, has a very clear trajectory mapped out in front of him, and a super-human form of concentration—the kind that makes “winners”—is demanded of him. Instead, Olli prefers to live a life of distraction, »

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Muhammad Ali Would've Loved Espn Award Being Renamed After Him, Daughter Says

29 June 2017 11:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Muhammad Ali would be thrilled that the Espn award that recognizes positive impact in society from the sports world has been renamed after him, his daughter, Laila Ali, told The Hollywood Reporter. 

For the third year in a row, Ali will host the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards. 

And while she has a blast every year, she told THR the renaming of the signature award after her late father makes the event that much more special. 

"I think it is amazing. I am super excited," she said. "They mentioned to me last year [the rename] was a possibility, and I am »

- Ryan Parker

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With Manny Pacquiao, Espn Hopes to Take New Swipe at Boxing

29 June 2017 8:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fans who tune into Espn Friday evening will be greeted with a rare sight on the sports outlet: A ticking countdown clock.

The on-screen timer won’t tick down to the start of Scott Van Pelt’s late-night “SportsCenter” or the first pitch of an important baseball game. It will instead try to interest viewers in an event that has become as infrequent on Espn as the ersatz timepiece itself – a major boxing match.

On Saturday, July 1, at 10 p.m., Espn will televise a bout between World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated contender Jeff “The Hornet” Horn at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. The fight will also be telecast on Espn Deportes. It is the first time since 2005 that the popular Pacquaio has taken part in a fight that was not limited to pay-per-view.

“We sort of came across this opportunity to really plant a flag back in the sport of boxing in a »

- Brian Steinberg

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See Towering Michelle and Barack Obama Alongside Prince and Harriet Tubman in Massive New D.C. Mural

22 June 2017 2:22 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are among the prominent black figures, politicians and celebrities covering the outside walls of famed D.C. restaurant Ben’s Chili Bowl in a new mural unveiled Wednesday.

The former first couple’s portrait looms larger than life at the popular restaurant located on U Street in Washington, D.C., and joins images of comedian Dave Chapelle, late musician Prince, rapper Wale, actress Taraji P. Henson, Muhammad Ali, Harriet Tubman and former city mayor Marion Barry, among others.

According to The Washington Post, the mural was commissioned by the city and painted by artist Aniekan Udofia. »

- Lindsay Kimble

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Jim Brown Praises LeBron James, 'Nothing But Admiration for Him'

12 June 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_ncpxragt"]] Jim Brown is a huge fan of LeBron James -- saying he's not only a "great champion" ... but a hero off the court.  We saw the Cleveland Browns legend at Lax Monday and asked for his thoughts on LeBron's home getting vandalized with racist graffiti. Brown boiled it down to a matter of right and wrong.  Then Brown showered the Cavs star with praise -- and shot down any comparison to himself of Muhammad Ali ... saying quite simply, »

- TMZ Staff

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Bob Dylan Accepts Nobel Prize For Literature And Gives Moving Lecture

5 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

After months of confusion and conflict, singer Bob Dylan will finally accept the Nobel Prize for Literature. Dylan, 75, was awarded the prestigious honour in October, but was unable to travel to Stockholm in December for the ceremony “due to pre-existing commitments.” Related: Bob Dylan On The Passing Of Muhammed Ali, Leonard Cohen The Academy’s personal […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Muhammad Ali's Ex-Wife Calls LeBron James the 'Muhammad Ali of Basketball' (Audio)

4 June 2017 12:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_t3g71y10"]] LeBron James is getting the highest possible praise from Muhammad Ali's ex-wife -- who's anointed the NBA star the "Muhammad Ali of basketball" for the way he's addressed racism in America.  Khalilah Ali -- who was married to Muhammad from '67 to '76 and has 4 kids with the boxing legend -- tells TMZ Sports she was extremely impressed with Bron's reaction to the racist vandalism at his L.A. home. She says Muhammad would »

- TMZ Staff

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Thursday’s best TV: Frank Skinner on Muhammad Ali; Paula; The Wizard of Lies

31 May 2017 10:20 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A heartfelt tribute to the world’s greatest boxer, and the tense thriller Paula continues to grip. Plus: Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer star in a drama about the fall of fraudster Bernie Madoff

From his modest Louisville childhood to becoming a civil rights champion and the world’s greatest boxer, Muhammad Ali lived without compromise. Frank Skinner presents a heartfelt tribute to Ali, visiting the people and locations that defined the fighter’s life and tracking his rise, fall, rebirth and ultimate descent. Skinner’s trademark wit makes way for intelligence, enthusiasm and obvious admiration for The Greatest. Mark Gibbings-Jones

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- Mark Gibbings-Jones, Hannah Verdier, John Robinson, Ali Catterall, Jack Seale, Jonathan Wright, Ben Arnold, Paul Howlett

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These Cannes Film Festival 2017 Titles

29 May 2017 10:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While the Cannes Film Festival lineup is consumed by thousands of audience members over the course of 10 days, much of the dealmaking takes place elsewhere. Buyers are less likely to dig through the official selections than they are to spend time in the market, watching clips and presentations for unfinished work. As a result, it’s rare for many big deals emerge from the world’s most glamorous film festival, and the 2017 edition was no exception. Though Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” sold to A24 after a fierce bidding war that lasted several days, it was in the minority. Still, there were plenty of first-rate movies from this year’s Cannes that have yet to land U.S. distribution. Here’s a look at some of the ones we think deserve audiences far beyond the Croisette.

“Gabriel and the Mountain”

Few outside of Brazil know about Gabriel Buchmann, the »

- Eric Kohn, David Ehrlich and Anne Thompson

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Cannes 2017: The 10 Best Movies of This Year’s Festival

28 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

You know you’re experiencing a strong year at the Cannes Film Festival when everyone has a different favorite movie. For some critics and journalists, the best was saved for the end, with Lynne Ramsay’s post-modern detective story “You Were Never Really Here” standing out in the competition; for others, the competition peaked early with Andrey Zyvagintsev’s kidnapping drama “Loveless.” And some people looked far beyond the competition for festival highlights, singling out selections from Un Certain Regard, Directors’ Fortnight and Critics Week, not to mention the out of competition screenings that were part of the Official Selection.

See MoreThe 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

In other words, Cannes is a lot of things to a lot of people, and each member of the IndieWire team attending the festival this year experienced the program in different ways. The following list »

- Eric Kohn, Anne Thompson and David Ehrlich

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Cannes 2017: The 10 Best Movies of This Year’s Festival

28 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You know you’re experiencing a strong year at the Cannes Film Festival when everyone has a different favorite movie. For some critics and journalists, the best was saved for the end, with Lynne Ramsay’s post-modern detective story “You Were Never Really Here” standing out in the competition; for others, the competition peaked early with Andrey Zyvagintsev’s kidnapping drama “Loveless.” And some people looked far beyond the competition for festival highlights, singling out selections from Un Certain Regard, Directors’ Fortnight and Critics Week, not to mention the out of competition screenings that were part of the Official Selection.

See MoreThe 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

In other words, Cannes is a lot of things to a lot of people, and each member of the IndieWire team attending the festival this year experienced the program in different ways. The following list »

- Eric Kohn, Anne Thompson and David Ehrlich

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Jerry Perenchio, Billionaire Media Mogul Behind Univision, Dies at 86

24 May 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Media mogul A. Jerrold “Jerry” Perenchio, who amassed a fortune by building a powerhouse TV production company and later the Spanish-language network Univision, and was among California’s most prolific philanthropists and political donors, has died. He was 86.

Perenchio died of lung cancer at his Bel Air home on Monday, a family spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times.

His personal wealth, along with an early career managing high-profile stars and promoting major sporting events, belied a fierce determination to stay out of the limelight, in which he granted few interviews and rarely allowed his associates to do the same.

A partner with Norman Lear in the production of such shows as “The Jeffersons” and “One Day at a Time,” Perenchio made a fortune on megahits of the 1970s, particularly from the sale of the shows into syndication.

No media investment, however, was as lucrative for Perenchio as the one in Univision, which »

- Ted Johnson

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Dina Merrill, Elegant Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

22 May 2017 9:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dina Merrill, a beautiful, blonde actress with an aristocratic bearing known as much for her wealthy origins, philanthropy, and marriage to actor Cliff Robertson as for her work in film and television, died on Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y. She was 93.

Her son, Stanley H. Rumbough, told the New York Times that Merrill had Lewy Body dementia.

Her parents were Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, and her second husband, Wall Street’s E.F. Hutton.

In 1983, on the occasion of Merrill’s musical comedy debut in a revival of Rodgers and Hart’s 1936 musical ”On Your Toes,” the New York Times gushed, “Long regarded as the essence of chic, the epitome of class and such a persuasive purveyor of charm and charity that she could have a rightful claim to fame as an eloquent spokesman — and fund-raiser — for a slew of worthy causes, Miss Merrill »

- Carmel Dagan

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