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Ava DuVernay Courted for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Intelligent Life’ [Updated]

8 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

With Selma, Ava DuVernay went from a Sundance darling to one of the busiest and most sought-after filmmakers in Hollywood. She flirted with and then turned down Marvel’s Black Panther, she made plans to reunite with Selma star David Oyelowo for a Hurricane Katrina drama, and she got to work developing the drama Queen Sugar for Oprah Winfrey’s Own network. What she hasn’t done, however, is announced […]

The post Ava DuVernay Courted for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Intelligent Life’ [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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CBS Uses Super Bowl 50 For Streaming Boost, ‘Good Wife’ Shock

11 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS used last night’s Super Bowl to get down to business.

Where most TV networks hosting the game tend to focus heavily on the promotion of individual shows and goose interest in big-bet programs that are slated for release in coming weeks, CBS used its broadcast of Super Bowl 50 to expand viewers’ notions of what a TV network does and also drop a little surprise.

The network had approximately five minutes of time to promote its own stuff, noted George Schweitzer, president of marketing at CBS, in an interview. A decent chunk of that allotment — three different promotions — was used to push the notion to viewers of watching the company’s TV programs in new ways. CBS ran a sultry promo for its “All Access” subscription-on-demand service; an ad for Showtime’s streaming service (with music by Sia); and an overall “brand” spot telling the audience that CBS is available “now, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Ava DuVernay Being Wooed To Direct ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ & Colin Trevorrow-Scripted ‘Intelligent Life’

13 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ava DuVernay is busy putting together "Queen Sugar," a drama series for Oprah Winfrey's Own network, but the "Selma" director is highly sought after. And nothing speaks to that more than the news today of two projects which are crossing her desk, with producers and studios eager to get the filmmaker to sign on. The info comes from Deadline, who made their reveal in a weekly conversation between Mike Fleming Jr. and Peter Bart.  Read More: The 'Selma' Oscar Snubs: What It Means About Race And Gender In Hollywood "'Selma' director Ava DuVernay is right now being courted simultaneously to direct two major features. Disney has offered her 'A Wrinkle In Time,' an adaptation of the 1963 Newbery Medal-winning Madeleine L’Engle fantasy classic novel that has a script by Oscar-winning 'Frozen' writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. At the same time, she »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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DuVernay Sought For "A Wrinkle In Time"

15 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Selma" helmer Ava DuVernay is reportedly being sought to direct one of the most well-known and acclaimed, but also one of the most unadaptable, sci-fi and young adult novels ever made - Madeleine L'Engle award-winning 1963 fantasy classic "A Wrinkle in Time" at Disney Pictures.

Deadline broke the news, saying DuVernay is being courted to direct both this project, and the original sci-fi thriller "Intelligent Life" at Amblin Entertainment.

'Time' follows adolescent Meg Murray, her genius five-year-old brother and a fellow classmate as they go on a journey across the universe to rescue her missing scientist father. In the process they encounter a great dark force that is swallowing the universe, and a planet under the control of a disembodied brain called It.

"Frozen" co-director Jennifer Lee penned the most recent script for the adaptation, this one emphasising the book's strong female-driven narrative along with its creative world-building elements.

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- Garth Franklin

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Oprah Winfrey Buys $28 Million Horse Farm at Auction: See Inside the Picturesque 23-Acre Estate

5 February 2016 11:55 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Oprah Winfrey just shelled out a pretty penny for a farm of ponies.  The acclaimed media mogul and recent Weight Watchers investor recently purchased her latest piece of prime real estate—a sweeping 23-acre horse farm in Montecito, Calif. Hailed as a "once in a lifetime" property that hasn't been on the market in over 30 years, the Seamair Farm Estate was purchased by the mogul at auction for $28,850,000. The investment was announced Friday by Marty Rogers and Sage Auctions.  The very private sanctuary features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a glistening pool, sprawling orchards and a filled fish pond. The property is equipped with all of the conveniences needed by a modern »

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Film Review: ‘Maya Angelou and Still I Rise’

3 February 2016 11:21 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One of the foremost 20th-century shapers of an African-American literature and identity, the subject of “Maya Angelou and Still I Rise” wore many hats in a long, complicated life that has been given valedictory treatment in Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack’s documentary. Made over a four-year period (which enabled them to interview Angelou several times before her 2014 death at age 86), this solid if conventional PBS-style overview of her work and times should have a long shelf life among broadcasters and educators.

Taking a straightforward chronological approach, the pic commences with the celebrated author’s tumultuous early years, which were the focus of so much of her writing — most famously her poetical 1969 memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” her first and still most popular and influential book. (It also remains one of the books most frequently banned from U.S. schools for its frank depiction of child sexual abuse and racism. »

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Chaz Bono Opens Up to Oprah Winfrey About How Body Dysphoria Stalled His 75-Lb. Weight Loss

3 February 2016 8:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For Chaz Bono, transitioning was the key to helping him finally shed a negative self-image - and the excess weight that came with it. In an exclusive sneak peek at Saturday's Oprah: Where are They Now?, the transgender trailblazer (also son to Cher and the late Sonny Bono) opens up about a major internal struggle that prevented him from being his best, and most healthy, self. "I would have never been able to do it before [transitioning]," Bono, 45, tells Oprah Winfrey. "I was too disconnected from my body, and the dysphoria that I had with my body was too much »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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Glynn Turman Books Guest Starring Role in Own's 'Queen Sugar,' From Ava DuVernay

1 February 2016 2:45 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Glynn Turman has booked a guest-starring role in Own's upcoming original series "Queen Sugar," from Ava DuVernay and produced by Warner Horizon Television. Turman will portray Ernest Bordelon, the patriarch and proud father of Nova (star Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe). An intelligent and loving man, Ernest is a sugar cane farmer who has kept from his family the fact that the farm is failing, and he hasn't brought in a successful crop in two years. Turman most recently appeared in "House of Lies," where he plays star Don Cheadle's father. Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and DuVernay, the series is based on Natalie »

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Glynn Turman Books Guest Starring Role in Own's 'Queen Sugar,' From Ava DuVernay

1 February 2016 2:45 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Glynn Turman has booked a guest-starring role in Own's upcoming original series "Queen Sugar," from Ava DuVernay and produced by Warner Horizon Television. Turman will portray Ernest Bordelon, the patriarch and proud father of Nova (star Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe). An intelligent and loving man, Ernest is a sugar cane farmer who has kept from his family the fact that the farm is failing, and he hasn't brought in a successful crop in two years. Turman most recently appeared in "House of Lies," where he plays star Don Cheadle's father. Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and DuVernay, the series is based on Natalie Baszile's acclaimed novel Queen Sugar.  DuVernay developed "Queen Sugar" for television, wrote its pilot episode and will direct multiple episodes of the show's first season.

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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Series Adds Glynn Turman in Guest Role

1 February 2016 11:31 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Own series, “Queen Sugar,” has cast Emmy-winning actor Glynn Turman in a guest star role, Variety has learned exclusively.

Turman will play Ernest Bordelon, the patriarch and proud father of Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe). An intelligent and loving man, Ernest is sugar cane farmer who has kept from his family the fact that the farm is failing, and he hasn’t brought in a successful crop in two years.

Turman won an Emmy in 2008 for his guest appearance on “In Treatment,” and has also enjoyed memorable roles on series including “The Wire,” “House of Lies” and “A Different World.” He will next appear in Jesse Owens biopic “Race.”

Queen Sugar” chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Charley, the savvy wife and manager of an NBA star; Nova, a world-wise journalist and activist; and Ralph Angel, »

- Laura Prudom

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15 Inspirational Quotes to Commemorate Black History Month

1 February 2016 11:30 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

February has been designated as Black History Month by every Us president since 1976, and we're commemorating this year with 15 inspiring, motivational quotes from influential black figures like Angela Davis, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as iconic entertainers like Beyoncé Knowles and Oprah Winfrey. These thoughtful celebrity quotes are the perfect words to soak up now and pin later! Share away and don't forget to follow our Pinterest board for more uplifting words from your favorite stars. »

- Brittney Stephens

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Hollywood Medium's Tyler Henry Predicts Snooki Will Have More Children and 6 More Omg Moments From the Latest Episode

31 January 2016 8:00 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Tyler Henry always leaves a lasting impression. On the latest episode of Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry, the clairvoyant and medical intuitive meets with Snooki, Monica Potter and Tom Arnold to uncover some crazy revelations about their loved ones on the other side. The 20-year-old medium uses his gift deliver surprising baby predictions, sincere apology messages and words of comfort from their family members. Catch up on the newest episode of Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry with these seven Omg moments! 1. Tyler compares Snooki to Oprah Winfrey: Tyler never likes to know which celebrity he's meeting with before a reading, so he received a stellar surprise this time around when he »

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Oprah Celebrates Turning 62 with Her 'Favorite Birthday Gift': Bread!

31 January 2016 10:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oprah Winfrey is putting her money - er, bread - where her mouth is. The entertainment mogul and talk show host celebrated her "favorite birthday gift" in a Saturday Instagram post: seven loaves of freshly-baked seven grain bread, from friend Daryl Roth. Winfrey, 62, added the hashtag #ilovebread to the photo, a nod to her latest work with Weight Watchers. She recently purchased a stake in the company before launching a new campaign as its spokeswoman, in which she announced surprising success while still eating bread every day. "This is the joy for me," Winfrey said in one video spot. "I love bread. »

- Adam Carlson, @acarlson91

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Transgender Teen Jazz Jennings Says No Boys Like Her Because They'll Be Called Gay on Oprah's Where Are They Now?

30 January 2016 7:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jazz Jennings has become a major transgender activist since she went public with her transition in 2007, but the 15-year-old author and TV star says a lot of the boys at her school still don't view her as a female. In an exclusive sneak peek at Oprah Winfrey's series Where Are They Now? that will air Saturday night, Jennings sits down with the longtime daytime host to discuss her journey as a trans teen. "For the most part boys aren't really accepting of me because I am transgender and therefore not many guys have crushes on me at my school, »

- Emily Strohm, @emablonde

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Transgender Teen Jazz Jennings Says No Boys Like Her Because They'll Be Called Gay on Oprah's Where Are They Now?

30 January 2016 7:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jazz Jennings has become a major transgender activist since she went public with her transition in 2007, but the 15-year-old author and TV star says a lot of the boys at her school still don't view her as a female. In an exclusive sneak peek at Oprah Winfrey's series Where Are They Now? that will air Saturday night, Jennings sits down with the longtime daytime host to discuss her journey as a trans teen. "For the most part boys aren't really accepting of me because I am transgender and therefore not many guys have crushes on me at my school, »

- Emily Strohm, @emablonde

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On this day in pop culture history: Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ premiered

29 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

57 years ago today, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty premiered at the Fox Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles. It was the last film based on a fairy tale that the House of Mouse made for over 30 years, until 1989’s The Little Mermaid, since Sleeping Beauty underperformed at the box office, leading to massive layoffs at Disney. The successful release of 101 Dalmatians in 1961 ended up saving Disney Animation. Though Sleeping Beauty wasn’t a hit at its debut, the film’s become a beloved Disney classic, with Aurora in her pink dress (you win, Flora) prominent among the lineup of Disney princesses, and with Maleficent now an iconic animated villain. Maleficent got her own movie starring Angelina Jolie in 2014. Other notable January 29 happenings in pop culture history: • 1845: Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven was first published in the New York Evening Mirror. • 1942: BBC Radio first aired “Desert Island Discs.” Still on the air today, »

- Emily Rome

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The Best Oprah Winfrey GIFs of All Time

29 January 2016 5:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

"You get a Gif, and you get a Gif... everybody gets a Gif!" Her royal highness Oprah Winfrey (not her actual title, but we're going with that) is celebrating a birthday. The legendary TV host is 62-years-old today. Winfrey has made history for her career, her philanthropy, her memes... She has racked up so many accomplishments in her life, and still has much more to do, but we'd like to take a moment to celebrate the beautiful gift of GIFs she has given us. Because that's important, too. Oprah has taught us the art of being cool. Seriously, she's so damn cool. The mogul knows it's important to take some time to treat »

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44 Times Oprah Made a Really Great Point - Literally

28 January 2016 1:45 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Though Oprah Winfrey is a motivational guru, the undisputed queen of media, and has garnered praise for her roles in The Color Purple, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and Selma - she's yet to adopt any sort of royal wave. Instead, she recognizes fans and photographers by giving them the finger - the pointer finger, of course! As she celebrates her 62nd birthday on Friday, let's take a look back at her best pointing moments over the decades. Seriously though, Oprah really loves to point. - Additional reporting by Annie Gabillet »

- Brittney Stephens

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5 'Ah-mazing!' Things We Learned from Oprah's Private Weight Watchers Q&A (She Doesn't Have a Goal Weight!)

28 January 2016 12:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oprah Winfrey's hour-long private Q&A session with her fellow Weight Watchers members was filled with life-changing advice, honest inspiration and huge laughs, as Winfrey opened up about her weight loss struggles and successes. In her trademark relatable manner, Winfrey, 61, talked potato chips, downward facing dogs and more - here are the five biggest things we learned from the talk show queen: 1. She doesn't have a goal weight in mindWinfrey hasn't revealed her weight loss goal yet because she isn't setting one, she says. "I don't have a goal in mind, I'll know what it is when I get there, »

- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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Oprah's Great Weight Watchers Accomplishment Is Resisting Potato Chips: 'I've Been Controlled by Potatoes for 40 Years'

28 January 2016 8:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oprah Winfrey professed her lasting love for bread Tuesday, but her "grainiest, nuttiest seed bread" obsession is nothing compared to her long affair with potatoes. "I have been controlled by potatoes for 40 years," Winfrey said in a private Q&A session for Weight Watchers members Wednesday night. "Any kind of fried potato, baked potato, scalloped potato - oh my god." On other diets, the Weight Watchers spokesperson's intense desire for the starchy carb would have to go unrequited, but with a few points and a lot of self-restraint, Winfrey can happily munch on her favorite potato chips and still lose 26 lbs. »

- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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