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Paul Thomas Anderson movies: All 8 films ranked from worst to best include ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘There Will Be Blood,’ ‘Phantom Thread’

Paul Thomas Anderson movies: All 8 films ranked from worst to best include ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘There Will Be Blood,’ ‘Phantom Thread’
With eight Oscar nominations to his name Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most celebrated filmmakers currently working. However, he has yet to actually win one of those little golden statues. He earned his latest pair of bids this year for Best Picture and Best Director for the romantic drama “Phantom Thread.” Will it finally be his ticket to victory? And how does it compare to the rest of his filmography? Tour through our photo gallery above of all eight of Anderson’s films ranked from worst to best.

See Paul Thomas Anderson (‘Phantom Thread’) earns 7th and 8th Oscar nominations on 20th anniversary of his 1st for ‘Boogie Nights

Anderson made his feature directing debut with “Hard Eight” (1996), made when he was just 26-years-old. He earned his first Oscar nomination the very next year: Best Original Screenplay for “Boogie Nights” (1997). Another Best Original Screenplay bid followed just two
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2018 Oscars production team: Emmy-winning veterans return for 90th annual Academy Awards

2018 Oscars production team: Emmy-winning veterans return for 90th annual Academy Awards
Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd are surrounding themselves with many of the veterans that helped them make their first stint last year such a success, barring that last-minute snafu with the Best Picture envelope. On Friday they confirmed the top-notch production team for the upcoming 90th annual Academy Awards on March 4. As the producers noted, “This team brings more than 90 years of combined Oscars telecast experience. Collaborating with them as we celebrate the 90th year of the Oscars is both fitting and thrilling.”

Director: Glenn Weiss

The Emmy-winning helmer of the Tony Awards is returning to oversee the telecast for a third year running. He has won 13 Emmy Awards, including one for the 89th Oscars, for which he also won a DGA Award. Weiss has directed numerous televised events, including 17 Tony Awards shows. Other directing credits include multiple “Primetime Emmy Awards,“ “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “Billboard Music Awards,
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Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival

Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival will launch its 17th edition with the world premiere of the Gilda Radner documentary “Love, Gilda” on April 18.

CNN Films is presenting “Love, Gilda,” which will screen at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, produced by 3 Faces Films in association with Motto Pictures. It’s directed and produced by Lisa D’Apolito with the support of the Gilda Radner estate.

The film is told in Radner’s own words. It weaves together audiotapes, home movies, diary entries, and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong; “Saturday Night Live” original cast members Chevy Chase and Laraine Newman, and original music director Paul Shaffer; as well as “SNL” creator and producer Lorne Michaels, “SNL” writer Alan Zweibel, composer Stephen Schwartz, Second City CEO Andrew Alexander, and longtime friend Martin Short.

Radner was as an original cast member of “Saturday Night Live” from
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Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival

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Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival
Director Lisa D’Apolito’s “Love, Gilda,”a feature-length documentary about the late comedian Gilda Radner, will open the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The film weaves together audiotapes, rare home movies, diary entries and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong; “SNL” original cast members Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, and Paul Shaffer; as well as Lorne Michaels, Alan Zweibel, Stephen Schwartz, Second City CEO Andrew Alexander and long-time friend and actor Martin Short. The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by At&T, will kick off on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, with...
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Tribeca Film Festival Set to Open With Gilda Radner-Focused Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’

Tribeca Film Festival Set to Open With Gilda Radner-Focused Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will open with an appropriately New York City-centric film: Lisa D’Apolito’s fully authorized Gilda Radner documentary “Love, Gilda,” billed as an “intimate portrait” of the beloved comedy legend and original “Saturday Night Live” star. The film’s world premiere will open the festival on Wednesday, April 18 with an opening night event at the Beacon Theatre. This year’s festival runs April 18 – 29.

The film is directed and produced by D’Apolito with the support of the Gilda Radner estate, and the festival touts it as “a true autobiography of a pioneering woman, told in her own words and in her own voice.” Radner passed away from cancer in 1989.

The new documentary includes audiotapes, rare home movies, and diary entries from Radner herself, along with interviews with her friends and those inspired by her, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Cecily Strong, Chevy Chase,
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Tribeca: Gilda Radner Doc to Open 2018 Festival

The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival will open with a world-premiere screening of the Gilda Radner documentary Love, Gilda, it was announced Tuesday.

The CNN Films feature, directed and produced by Lisa D'Apolito, offers an intimate look at the late Saturday Night Live star, who was an Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian. The doc, made with support from Radner's estate, tells her story through audiotapes, home movies, diary entries and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her, including longtime friend Martin Short; SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels; SNL alums Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Hader, Amy...
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Tribeca: Gilda Radner Doc to Open 2018 Festival

Tribeca: Gilda Radner Doc to Open 2018 Festival
The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival will open with a world-premiere screening of the Gilda Radner documentary Love, Gilda, it was announced Tuesday.

The CNN Films feature, directed and produced by Lisa D'Apolito, offers an intimate look at the late Saturday Night Live star, who was an Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian. The doc, made with support from Radner's estate, tells her story through audiotapes, home movies, diary entries and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her, including longtime friend Martin Short; SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels; SNL alums Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Hader, Amy...
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Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Presents Heart And Soul, Featuring James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins

The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke were joined by Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart currently appearing as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton, and previously seen as the Genie in Aladdin and Bobby in Memphis and Broadway regular Capathia Jenkins Medda inNewsies, as well as appearances in Caroline, Or Change, and Martin Short Fame Becomes Me for Heart and Soul on Friday, February 2 at 800 p.m. in Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
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Eugene Levy Looks Back on His Early Days With ‘Second City Television’

Eugene Levy Looks Back on His Early Days With ‘Second City Television’
Eugene Levy played the clueless dad in all eight “American Pie” movies and has been a staple of Christopher Guest films including “A Mighty Wind,” “Best in Show” and “Waiting for Guffman.” Still, he credits his acting education to the small screen, where he was a charter member of the original cast of Canadian sketch-comedy show “Second City Television,” aka “Sctv,” working alongside John Candy, Martin Short, Harold Ramis, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara and Rick Moranis. He returned to TV in 2015 to create the Pop comedy “Schitt’s Creek” with his son, Dan. The sitcom, about a rich family that goes broke, is set to launch its fourth season, and Levy calls it the project he’s most proud of. His first gig in the business was in film alongside Martin in Ivan Reitman’s dark comedy “Cannibal Girls,” which led to his first mention in Variety on Aug. 11, 1971.

What do you
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Rick Moranis Sings “Turning Japanese” Lounge Style In Classic Clip From Sctv

One thing you might not have known about Rick Moranis is that during his time with Second City TV he covered Turning Japanese in the style of a lounge singer to hilarious effect. I’m betting a lot of people that remember Rick Moranis don’t remember that he was even on Sctv back in the day. A few great comics and actors came from Sctv such as John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, and even Martin Short and Dave Thomas. It was inspired by the Second City troupe from Toronto, Canada, and was one of the funniest things that Detroit had

Rick Moranis Sings “Turning Japanese” Lounge Style In Classic Clip From Sctv
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The Last Man on Earth Season 4 Episode 9 Review: Karl

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The Last Man on Earth returns from hiatus with an entire episode centered around a new character. Unfortunately, it fails to entertain viewers like the rest of the season has.

The Last Man on Earth Season 4 Episode 9 introduces us to Karl, a serial killer who has been trapped alone in a Mexico prison after everyone else succumbed to the virus. He is finally rescued by Tandy and Todd, who seem shocked and excited to find another person alive.

"Karl" was necessary exposition, but it failed to do much more than simply tell the audience Karl's story. Only a few moments caused me to laugh-out-loud, and I mostly found myself wondering when the episode would end.

This episode was structured just like The Last Man on Earth Season 3 Episode 10, which showed us the origin story of Kristen Wiig's Pamela. Fred Armisen, though, is not as charismatic as Wiig.

Wiig's solo performance in "Got Milk?
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Digital Shorts: ‘Transcripted’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

In Digital Shorts we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Transcripted, a twin-stick shooter now available on the Nintendo Switch.

Transcripted is just one of many twin stick shooters that has recently been launched on the Nintendo Switch, but it comes with a unique twist that reveals itself during the first few missions. You see, Transcripted is a bit like the videogame version of Innerspace, the 1987 movie featuring Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan and some other guy (Martin Short).

In Transcripted, players pilot a nanoprobe at a microscopic level and must float around inside samples looking for rogue pathogens. These are returned to the lab for assessment by a friendly AI in order to further human research as instructed by the somewhat questionable Professor Dahl. Dahl has
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The 'Today' Show's 11 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More

The 'Today' Show's 11 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More
Though news of Matt Lauer's shocking firing from the Today show last Wednesday over "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" rocked the nation, it's not the first time the NBC morning show has caused plenty of controversy.

From Lauer's testy interviews with Tom Cruise and Kanye West, to cringe-worthy on-air gaffes, let's take a look back at the show's nine most memorable scandals.

2005: Tom Cruise gets into heated debate with Lauer over antidepressants.

Tom Cruise appeared on the Today show in June of 2005 to promote War of the Worlds, but the interview quickly went south when the topic changed to Cruise's Scientologist beliefs. Lauer questioned Cruise about slamming Brooke Shields for promoting medication to deal with postpartum depression, prompting the actor to infamously call the Today show co-anchor "glib."

“The thing that I’m saying about Brooke is that there’s misinformation, Ok?" Cruise said. "And she doesn’t understand the history of psychiatry. She doesn’t
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The 'Today' Show's 9 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More

The 'Today' Show's 9 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More
Though news of Matt Lauer's shocking firing from the Today show last Wednesday over "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" rocked the nation, it's not the first time the NBC morning show has caused plenty of controversy.

From Lauer's testy interviews with Tom Cruise and Kanye West, to cringe-worthy on-air gaffes, let's take a look back at the show's nine most memorable scandals.

2005: Tom Cruise gets into heated debate with Lauer over antidepressants.

Tom Cruise appeared on the Today show in June of 2005 to promote War of the Worlds, but the interview quickly went south when the topic changed to Cruise's Scientologist beliefs. Lauer questioned Cruise about slamming Brooke Shields for promoting medication to deal with postpartum depression, prompting the actor to infamously call the Today show co-anchor "glib."

“The thing that I’m saying about Brooke is that there’s misinformation, Ok?" Cruise said. "And she doesn’t understand the history of psychiatry. She doesn’t
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Amy Schumer Shines in Blue Sequin Gown at Opening of Her Broadway Debut

Amy Schumer Shines in Blue Sequin Gown at Opening of Her Broadway Debut
Amy Schumer shines!

The 36-year-old actress made her Broadway debut in Steve Martin's new comedy, Meteor Shower, at the Booth Theatre in New York City on Wednesday night.

Schumer stunned in a sleeveless powder blue Akris sequin silk dress on the red carpet. The comedian donned a fresh face with dark eyeliner and her blonde locks were in tousled waves.

Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Meteor Shower is set on a hot night in Ojai, California, and tells the story of two couples who are having dinner together and find themselves in a marital free fall matched in velocity and peril only by the smoldering space rocks tearing through the sky. Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos co-star.

On Thursday, Schumer took to Instagram to thank everyone who came out and supported the production.

"@meteorshowerbwy opened last night and we had the best time. I love @jeremyshamos @laurabenanti @keeganmic thanks Jerry and steve and the crew and
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Jimmy Fallon, Martin Short Mock Trump in "Little Drummer Boy" Parody

The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon has mocked President Donald Trump through impressions before, but the host has found a new way to take a stab at the commander-in-chief in collaboration with Martin Short, who was on the NBC late-night show to promote his tour with Steve Martin.

In a bit called "The Little Trumper Boys," the two dressed up in "Little Drummer Boy" costumes with drum sets and Trump-like wigs and chanted along to the classic Christmas tune about Trump’s first year in office. The lyrics described some of Trump’s high-profile controversies, including his friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
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Jimmy Fallon Drops Some Hilarious Holiday Spirit With ‘The Little Trumper Boys’ (Video)

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Jimmy Fallon Drops Some Hilarious Holiday Spirit With ‘The Little Trumper Boys’ (Video)
Move over, “Jingle Bells.” Jimmy Fallon and the great Martin Short debuted their new holiday classic “The Little Trumper Boys” on Monday’s “Tonight Show.” The two-minute remix of the “Little Drummer Boy” — complete with Fallon and Short dressed to the nines — features all the usual hits from Trump Land: Fake news, Hillary Clinton, and, of course, a shirtless picture of Vladimir Putin. But you also get a dose of Roy Moore as a mall Santa (yuck), and Trump’s bizarre feud with Time Magazine for good measure. Also Read: 'Pokemon Go' Caused Up to $7.3 Billion in Traffic Accident Damages,
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Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
If there was a Top 10 list of reasons to scrub a celebrity’s appearance from an upcoming TV special, a sexual harassment scandal would surely come in at number one.

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has been edited out of PBS’ David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize special (airing Monday, 8/7c), TVLine has confirmed. The decision to cut him from the broadcast comes just days after the Saturday Night Live alum became the latest politician to be accused of sexual harassment. The network on Sunday released the following statement to TVLine:

PBS will air David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize on Monday evening.
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Kevin Spacey Cut From 'Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special' on CBS

The fallout continues for Kevin Spacey following allegations of sexual harassment.

The two-time Oscar winner has been cut from CBS' upcoming Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Set to air Sunday, Dec. 3, other previously announced guests for the two-hour special include Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short.

CBS is the latest to distance itself from the House of Cards star after Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleged on Oct. 29 that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances towards him in...
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David Letterman awarded Mark Twain prize for American humour

Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin and Martin Short among those honouring Letterman for his TV shows and innovative comedy

David Letterman was celebrated at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC on Sunday night for his record run on late night television, innovative comedy routines and for helping the nation start to heal by reassuring that it was Ok to laugh again after the terrorist attacks of 11 September, 2001.

Now his career of comedy has earned him a prestigious award and a celebrity roasting.

Related: David Letterman returning to TV with Netflix show

Related: Bill Murray finally wins this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

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