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Back Together? Billie Lourd Spends Day at Disneyland with Ex-Boyfriend Austen Rydell

Back Together? Billie Lourd Spends Day at Disneyland with Ex-Boyfriend Austen Rydell
What better way to kick off the week than with a visit to the happiest place on earth.

Billie Lourd spent Sunday afternoon at Disneyland Anaheim, California. The Scream Queens star was joined by actor Austen Rydell and a group of friends for the fun outing.

Of course, the actress, 25, documented the day on social media, posting a slew of photos to her Instagram account. In the photos, Lourd is seen posing along Rydell, even sitting on his shoulders in one snap.

Staying true to the theme, Lourd donned a red denim outfit with a pair of mouse ears to see Mickey.
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Meryl Streep’s real-to-reel portrayal of Katharine Graham adds to Oscars record that will never be matched

Meryl  Streep’s real-to-reel portrayal of Katharine Graham adds to Oscars record that will never be matched
Everyone knows that Meryl Streep, a current Best Actress nominee for “The Post,” is the Secretariat of the Oscar nominations race. Her 21 combined lead and supporting actress bids put her nine lengths ahead of runners-up Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson and 11 ahead of legends Bette Davis and Sir Laurence Olivier.

But in a race within a race that has gotten less attention, Streep has an even greater lead: in nominations for roles based on real people. The number is either 10 or 11 depending on whether you agree with the fashion world and me that she plays a thinly-veiled version of Vogue’s Queen of Mean editor Anna Wintour in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Streep, in fact, has more nominations for playing historical figures than any other major actor has even attempted. Hepburn, the most heralded and honored actress before Streep came along, played only a half-dozen real life characters in her long career,
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Carrie Fisher Wins Posthumous Grammy for The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher Wins Posthumous Grammy for The Princess Diarist
Carrie Fisher won a posthumous Grammy at the 60th annual Grammy Awards for her book The Princess Diarist. Fisher won the award in the category of Best Spoken Word Album and it marks her first ever Grammy. Fisher was promoting the book when she tragically passed away in late 2016 prior to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The Princess Diarist, as read by Carrie Fisher, beat out Astrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen, Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter By Shelly Peiken, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders, with some help from Mark Ruffalo, to win the Grammy. The book came as a result of diary entries Fisher discovered years later that she made while filming Star Wars in 1977. Her daughter, Billie Lourd, took to Instagram to congratulate her mom and share her thoughts on the book winning the Grammy.
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Who Was Morgan Freeman Calling Out During His SAG Life Achievement Award Speech?

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Who Was Morgan Freeman Calling Out During His SAG Life Achievement Award Speech?
There was one question on everybody’s minds after Morgan Freeman gave his life achievement award speech at the 2018 Screen Actors Awards: Who was the mystery celebrity that the 80-year-old actor called out during his speech?

As Freeman began his acceptance speech on Sunday, he paused for a moment to abruptly call out another member of the audience. And while the actor didn’t elaborate on who he was talking about at the time, backstage he let reporters in on a little secret — it was Lily Tomlin!

“Yeah. That was Lily Tomlin,” he explained at the 2018 SAG Awards press room
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SAG Awards 2018: Rose Marie, Don Rickles, Adam West Honored During In Memoriam

SAG Awards 2018: Rose Marie, Don Rickles, Adam West Honored During In Memoriam
Rose Marie, Bill Paxton, Jim Nabors, and Don Rickles were among the famous film and TV personalities who were honored in the In Memoriam segment of Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The memorial segment, broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, honored many of the notable actors and actresses who died over the past year with clips from their movies and TV shows.

The Dick Van Dyke Show” star Marie died Dec. 28 at 94 after a nine-decade career in show business.

Prominent film actors and actresses who died in the past year, and were honored in the segment, included Paxton, Harry Dean Stanton, Roger Moore, Martin Landau, John Heard, Sam Shepard, and Jerry Lewis. Those also known for their work in television included TV’s “BatmanAdam West as well as Nabors, Jerry Van Dyke, Miguel Ferrer, Mike Connors, Erin Moran, Powers Boothe, Della Reese and David Cassidy.

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SAG Awards 2018: Rose Marie, Don Rickles, Adam West Honored During In Memoriam

SAG Awards 2018: Rose Marie, Don Rickles, Adam West Honored During In Memoriam
Rose Marie, Bill Paxton, Jim Nabors, and Don Rickles were among the famous film and TV personalities who were honored in the In Memoriam segment of Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The memorial segment, broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, honored many of the notable actors and actresses who died over the past year with clips from their movies and TV shows.

The Dick Van Dyke Show” star Marie died Dec. 28 at 94 after a nine-decade career in show business.

Prominent film actors and actresses who died in the past year, and were honored in the segment, included Paxton, Harry Dean Stanton, Roger Moore, Martin Landau, John Heard, Sam Shepard, and Jerry Lewis. Those also known for their work in television included TV’s “BatmanAdam West as well as Nabors, Jerry Van Dyke, Miguel Ferrer, Mike Connors, Erin Moran, Powers Boothe, Della Reese and David Cassidy.

Last year’s awards were especially poignant, as [link
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Morgan Freeman Calls Out SAG for Gender-Specific Statue

Morgan Freeman Calls Out SAG for Gender-Specific Statue
Morgan Freeman left the SAG Awards audience on its feet on Sunday after delivering a short speech that touched on Hollywood’s gender inequality debate while accepting the guild’s life achievement award.

“I wasn’t going to do this; I’m going to tell you what’s wrong with this statue,” he said. “It works from the back, but from the front, it’s gender specific. Maybe I started something.”

After getting a standing ovation, Freeman took the stage and said, “This is beyond honor, this is a place in history.”

He thanked SAG-AFTRA, his children, his business partner, his life partner, and Rita Moreno, who presented Freeman the honor — returning the favor after he gave her the award in 2014. She said the two have known each other for 50 years, having first worked together on the 1971 educational children’s series “The Electric Company.”

“Morgan is way more than just an actor, narrator, producer
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Morgan Freeman & Rita Moreno Playfully Rib Each Other as He Accepts SAG Life Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman & Rita Moreno Playfully Rib Each Other as He Accepts SAG Life Achievement Award
One of the most legendary Hollywood actors was honored in a big way at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Morgan Freeman, 80, received the life achievement award at the ceremony this year for his work in film, in addition to his humanitarian accomplishments. His Electric Company costar Rita Moreno, who is an Egot winner, presented him the honor, which Freeman presented to her back in 2013.

“Morgan is more than just an actor, producer humanitarian — this man is a national treasure,” Moreno, 86, said before the video montage dedicated to Freeman’s career.

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Morgan Freeman Brings Entire Family Along to Celebrate His SAG Awards Honor: ‘This is My Brood’

Morgan Freeman Brings Entire Family Along to Celebrate His SAG Awards Honor: ‘This is My Brood’
Morgan Freeman didn’t just bring along one date as he prepared to accept the lifetime achievement award at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday — he brought along his whole family.

“This is my brood,” the legendary actor explained at The People, Entertainment Weekly & TNT Official SAG Awards Red Carpet Live Show.

“They all flew in all the way from the southeast coast, and they’re just all coming to stand up with while I do this,” he continued.

And when the 80-year-old was asked what it was like to have his onetime Electric Company costar — and friend — Rita Moreno
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Rita Moreno Teases Funny Story Fans 'Don't Know' About Morgan Freeman Ahead of His SAG Awards Honor

Rita Moreno Teases Funny Story Fans 'Don't Know' About Morgan Freeman Ahead of His SAG Awards Honor
Rita Moreno is presenting Morgan Freeman with the lifetime achievement award at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday — and she is apparently making sure things won’t be entirely serious.

The legendary actress opened up about presenting her Electric Company co-star with the award on The People, Entertainment Weekly & TNT Official SAG Awards Red Carpet Live Show, and revealed that she had something special planned for her presenting speech.

“I’m telling the audience something about him that they don’t know, that’s funny,” Moreno, 86, teased. “I wanna impart something quite amusing on the times we worked together in the Electric Company.
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Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Mila Kunis as 2018 Woman of the Year

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Golden Globe nominated actress, Mila Kunis, as the recipient of its 2018 Woman of the Year Award.

The Pudding is excited to honor a talented actress, whose career has taken her from television to film and now to producing as well.

The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ oldest honor, bestowed annually on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. Established in 1951, the Woman of the Year Award has been given to many notable and talented entertainers, including Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, and most recently Octavia Spencer.

The Woman of the Year festivities will begin at 2:45p.m. on January 25th, 2018, when Ms Kunis will lead a parade through the streets of Cambridge. Following the parade, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a celebratory roast for the actress.
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Celebrate Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' Relationship on 1-Year Death Anniversary

Celebrate Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' Relationship on 1-Year Death Anniversary
It has been one year since Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds passed away. The 60-year-old Star Wars actress and her 84-year-old mom, a veteran Hollywood star, died within one day of each other on the last week of December last year. Carrie had gone into cardiac arrest while on a plane traveling from London to Los Angeles and passed away at the hospital five days later. Debbie suffered a fatal hemorrhagic stroke a day later, on Dec. 28, 2017. The actresses were laid to rest together at a private funeral at the Hollywood Hills' Forest Lawn Memorial Park in January. Debbie's surviving son and Carrie's brother Todd Fisher hosted a public celebration...
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Carrie Fisher's Family Came Together for Christmas for Debbie Reynolds' Tradition (Update)

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1:22 Pm Pt -- Looks like Billie did miss the Christmas family reunion after all. She appears to have been checking out the northern lights in Norway on Christmas night, but with her mom in mind.  Carrie Fisher's family was under one roof this Christmas ...  a year after the deaths of Carrie and her mother, Debbie Reynolds -- and they did it out of tradition. Todd Fisher -- Carrie's brother -- tells us the
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Doc Corner: Documentary Hits of 2017

Each day a new year-in-review / recap list of sorts. Here's Glenn Dunks

Nathaniel has already looked at the foreign language hits of the year and a the top-grossers for films by or about women, people of colour, Lgbtq and more. Now it's my turn to chime in with a look at what non-fiction movies were doing at the box office. It ain't exactly pretty - but, then, the figures below don't always paint an accurate picture for the world of documentary.

Much like the rest of the independent and arthouse scenes, festivals and VOD/streaming are becoming the primary way for audiences to see documentaries. Some of the most buzzed and most discussed documentaries of the year, for instance, are Strong Island, Icarus, Voyeur and Chasing Coral, which never received a theatrical release beyond minimal Oscar-qualifying runs. Meanwhile, other significant 2017 titles like La 92, Oklahoma City, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher
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Ruby

A major horror hit from ’77, Ruby surprised all that made it including its director Curtis Harrington, who struggled with an interfering producer for control of the set. Despite everything, star Piper Laurie still shines, and there’s some good atmosphere — for an Exorcist rip-off, it’s not bad.

Ruby

Special Elite Edition Blu-ray + DVD

Vci

1977 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 85 min. / Street Date September 12, 2017 / available at Vci Entertainment / 29.95

Starring: Piper Laurie, Stuart Whitman, Roger Davis, Janit Baldwin, Crystin Sinclair, Sal Vecchio, Len Lesser, Fred Kohler.

Cinematography: William Mendenhall

Film Editor: William P. Magee

Original Music: Don Ellis

Written by George Edwards, Barry Schneider story by Steve Krantz

Produced by George Edwards, Steve Krantz

Directed by Curtis Harrington

Curtis Harrington had as rough a directing career as anyone, but not without an artistic triumph or two. Fascinated by fantasy and horror, he was filming avant-garde short subjects while still a teenager. He also
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Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller Will Take Over for Sheila Nevins as HBO Documentary Co-Heads

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Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller Will Take Over for Sheila Nevins as HBO Documentary Co-Heads
When Sheila Nevins concludes her nearly four-decade HBO tenure in March, the network announced December 19 that her successors will be Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller, newly-named executive vice presidents of its Documentary and Family Programming division.

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“With Nancy and Lisa leading a stellar team, there will be a continued commitment to the excellence that was a hallmark of Sheila’s tenure,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys in a statement. Nevins — winner of a record 32 Primetime Emmys for producing more than 1,000 HBO non-fiction features — revealed her impending departure three days ago in an interview with The New York TimesMaureen Dowd.

Abraham and Heller were previously senior vice presidents of documentary programming, positions they respectively held since 2009 and 2012. Combined, they too have spent almost 40 years working for the HBO subset behind Oscar victors like “Chernobyl Heart,” “Citizenfour,” and “Saving Face.
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Billie Lourd Remembers Carrie Fisher with Moving Photo of Them at Star Wars Premiere

Billie Lourd Remembers Carrie Fisher with Moving Photo of Them at Star Wars Premiere
The Force is strong with Billie Lourd and her late mother Carrie Fisher.

On Friday, Lourd remembered Fisher with a moving throwback photo on her Instagram of the pair together on the red carpet for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in 2015. The mother-daughter duo both appeared together in J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster, as well as The Last Jedi, which opens Friday.

In her caption of the photo, Lourd payed tribute to her mother by writing “I miss you” in the unique emoji-heavy style Fisher often tweeted in.

In October, Lourd shared a sweet throwback photo of herself with Fisher
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2017’s Best Documentaries By and About Women

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A workers’ rights activist, a movie star-turned-inventor, and a retiring prima ballerina are just a few of the characters at the center of our favorite documentaries by and about women this year. These films — and the women they chronicle — inspired and educated us. They also offered something that’s often ignored in history books: a female perspective. In short, they should be essential viewing.

Chavela” — Directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi

Chavela” directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi said it best: Chavela Vargas was a “badass butch.” There was a lot that could have prevented the singer from finding success. She began performing as a homeless runaway. She was also a lesbian and refused to closet herself in a time when homosexuality was considered an illness at best, a crime at worst. Vargas lived her entire life the way she wanted, no matter what — and thank god for that.
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The Camera Moves #8

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“Strange that the mind will forget so much of what only this moment is passed, and yet hold clear and bright the memory of what happened years ago, of men and women long since dead…Can I believe my friends all gone when their voices are still a glory in my ears? No. And I will stand to say no again, for they remain a living truth within my mind.”—Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley Memory is a singular fascination for Terence Davies. His films are structured not around a traditional narrative, but the seemingly inane trivialities that stick out in a person’s recollection of their lives. They are punctuated not by rousing speeches or any obvious character development, but by things like a lesson on different kinds of erosion, an uneasy moment of sexual guilt in church and a quote from a film. Perhaps the most
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Billie Lourd Stuns at the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Premiere, Plus More Glam Looks: Pics!

Now that's how you slay a red carpet!

Billie Lourd stepped out at the world premiere for Star Wars: The Last Jedi looking regal and glamorous in a floor length, sparkling silver Tom Ford gown. She kept accessories minimal, and rocked a high, braided hairstyle, slightly reminiscent of a look her mom, the late Carrie Fisher, wore as Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

The premiere was presumably bittersweet for Lourd, given it's the first Star Wars premiere without Fisher, who died last December after undergoing cardiac arrest.

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But Lourd wasn't the only star serving looks and doing Leia proud on the red carpet. 

Daisy Ridley took the idea of celestial glam and heightened it in a stunning sequined gown by Monse, adorned with silver stars, and paired with sky high metallic heels.

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Meanwhile Lupita Nyong'o wore a mermaid green dress by Halpern, with a thigh
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