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The deal, struck during the Cannes market this week, will see Broad Green add the film to its 2016 slate.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston plays Mazur, a customs and excise agent who went undercover as Robert Musella and traded on mob connections to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them.
In an elaborate sting, the operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
After kicking her ex Jason Derulo to the curb and stepping her selfie game up, Jordin Sparks has a new man. His (stage) name is Sage the Gemini, and even if you think you don't know him, you most likely do: He had a hit with 2013's club banger "Gas Pedal" (yep, the one about grinding against a wall) and is featured on Flo Rida's "G.D.F.R.," which has been steadily climbing the charts for weeks. Now that his relationship with Sparks is Instagram official, he coincidentally has a new single out called "Good Thing," featuring none other than Nick Jonas (who has apparently replaced Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke as hip-hop's go-to white boy R&B crooner). It's a slow-burning scorcher accompanied by a tropical-themed video, debuted today, perfectly timed for Memorial Day Weekend — better known as the unofficial start of the Song of Summer race. »
- Dee Lockett
The Billboard Music Awards will kicked off Sunday night, with Ludacris returning to co-host along with Chrissy Teigen.
Taylor Swift, who debuted her highly anticipated “Bad Blood” musicvideo during the broadcast, won several top prizes, including best artist, best female artist top Billboard 200 artist. Sam Smith also made out well, scoring top male artist and best new artist.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC. See a complete winners list below.
Taylor Swift (Winner)
Top Female Artist
Taylor Swift (Winner)
Top Radio Song
Nico & Vinz, “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy
Top Male Artist
Sam Smith (Winner)
Top Dance/Electronic Artist
- Variety Staff
The Billboard Music Awards announced their 2015 winners on Sunday, May 17, during a ceremony broadcast live on ABC. -Break- Keep refreshing this page for the latest results Top Artist Ariana Grande One Direction Katy Perry Sam Smith X -- Taylor Swift Top New Artist 5 Seconds of Summer Iggy Azalea Hozier X -- Sam Smith Meghan Trainor Top Male Artist Drake Pharrell Williams Ed Sheeran X -- Sam Smith Justin Timberlake Top Female Artist Iggy Azalea Ariana Grande Katy Perry X -- Taylor Swift Meghan Trainor Top Duo/Group 5 Seconds of Summer Florida Georgia Line Magic! Maroon 5 X -- One Direction Top Billboard 200 Artist One Direction Pentatonix Ed Sheeran Sam Smith X -- Taylor Swift Top Hot 100 Artist Iggy Azalea Ariana Grande Sam Smith X -- Taylor Swift Meghan Trainor Top Digital Songs Artist Iggy Azalea Ed Sheeran Sam Smith X -- Taylor Swift Meghan Trainor Top »
“Amy,” the upcoming documentary about Amy Winehouse, is an unflinching portrait of how drug and alcohol addiction combined with a series of enablers led to the death of the famous soul singer at the age of 27. The film, directed by Asif Kapadia, was several years in the making after Winehouse’s 2011 death. It relies on audio interviews with Winehouse’s closest friends and family — including her mother, her father, her managers and her bodyguard — juxtaposed with personal never-before-seen videos of Winehouse.
The movie premieres on Saturday night at the Cannes Film Festival, where it’s sure to be an emotional tearjerker. A24 will release “Amy” in the United States in July. Here are nine of the project’s biggest revelations.
1. Winehouse suffered from depression and anorexia from a young age.
The film argues that Winehouse’s adolescence was influenced by her parents’ divorce: her father, Mitchell, left her mom, Janis, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Тернопільський Тімберлейк з ниток24 кілометри ниток, 13 000 цвяхів – тернопільський студент створив портрет Джастіна ТімберлейкаРезультат: майже 400 000 переглядів відео за 5 днів Відео: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIXEpn_ntMEPosted by hromadske.tv on Sunday, May 3, 2015It's one thing to see an amazing work of art in its finished form, but it's even cooler to watch the full process. In a video that's gone viral on Facebook, this artist creates a thread portrait of Justin Timberlake using 13,000 nails. Watch the incredible clip above, then check out more viral videos, including Jt's hilarious #NoLimesNeeded tequila commercial and one girl's seriously impressive Taylor Swift lip-sync mashup. »
Dancing With the Stars standouts Derek and Julianne Hough brought their sibling rivalry to the stage on Thursday's installment of Lip Sync Battle, showcasing their choreography chops while making each other deeply uncomfortable.
For the first round, Derek gave a spirited rendition of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us," making host L.L. Cool J. blush with the dancer's liberal seasoning of pelvic thrusts. Julianne in turn scandalized her brother with a sexed-up performance of "All About That Bass," but stacked the deck a bit by bringing out a »
Amy Adams drop dead gorgeous on Oscars' Red Carpet Amy Adams at the 83rd Academy Awards Looking drop dead gorgeous, Amy Adams is pictured above donning a scintillating blue dress while arriving at the 2011 Oscar ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in the fast-thumping heart of Hollywood. Adams was – for the third time in six years (more info below) – a Best Supporting Actress nominee. This time around, she was shortlisted for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter, a generally well-regarded and surprisingly successful (in the U.S.) boxing drama that earned fellow supporting actress Melissa Leo the evening's Oscar. Another The Fighter actor, Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight), took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar statuette. In fact, the film's only major cast member left without an Oscar nomination in the acting categories was lead Mark Wahlberg (pictured with wife) – though he did »
- D. Zhea
Ruthie needs to visit Mary! Mackenzie Rosman is ready to meet little Silas. The 7th Heaven alum opened up to Us Weekly about her former TV family, but admitted that she has yet to see Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake's 1-month-old son. "I don’t really get to see them all that often. They all live in different parts of the country, actually," Rosman, 25, told Us at the Reality TV Awards in Hollywood on Wednesday, May 13. "Beverley [Mitchell] spends a lot of time in Colorado and Jessie [...] »
Mark Damon is in Cannes this year with several films from his shingle Foresight Unlimited. The executive has been in the industry for nearly 50 years, and he helped pioneer the business of overseas sales/production via such companies as Producers Sales Organization. With deadpan humor, he talks about his work in Cannes.
My favorite night in Cannes is my last night there, when I know I’m leaving the next day. So we alternate between two favorite restaurants: L’Armenien, which is on the Croisette but a little farther down; and then just out of town, Le Bistrot du Mougins.
The food is incredible. At L’Armenien, they keep bringing out plates of appetizers and main courses; I think there must be about 25 plates of food. At Le Bistrot, I always order boeuf bourguignon; my wife changes her selection. Both are run by husband-and-wife teams. It »
- Tim Gray
Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »
- D. Zhea
Universal Pictures today announced that production begins this week on Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, starring digital-shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, who are collectively known as The Lonely Island.
Taccone, Samberg and Schaffer have been friends since junior high school in Berkeley, California. In 2000, the trio began writing, directing and producing its own brand of comedy and showcasing it on www.thelonelyisland.com. The three writing partners are responsible for creating the popular SNL “Digital Shorts,” which reinvigorated the series and spurred many water-cooler moments over the past decade.
- Michelle McCue
Universal Pictures today announced that production begins this week on the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Project, starring digital-shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, who are collectively known as The Lonely Island. Co-directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, the comedy from blockbuster producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Bridesmaids, upcoming Trainwreck) will be set in the world of music.
Taccone, Samberg and Schaffer have been friends since junior high school in Berkeley, California. In 2000, the trio began writing, directing and producing its own brand of comedy and showcasing it on TheLonelyIsland.com. The three writing partners are responsible for creating the popular SNL "Digital Shorts," which reinvigorated the series and spurred many water-cooler moments over the past decade.
Many of today's hottest music stars have been around for more than a decade, so the perfect way to get excited for Sunday's Billboard Music Awards is to look back at shows past. People like Britney Spears, Beyoncé, and Justin Timberlake stole the spotlight back in the late '90s and early 2000s, hitting the stage to perform and present alongside Nelly, Alicia Keys, Pink, and more. Meanwhile, music icons like Madonna and Celine Dion popped up more than a few times, and Gwen Stefani showed off her style several years in a row. Look back at some old-school, must-see photos from the Billboard Music Awards, then see why the show is a must watch and vote for your favorite musician in our Pop 100 poll! »
BuzzFeed unveiled the trailer for Jem and the Holograms, and it's kind of like Justin Bieber turned into a girl and then joined 'N Sync, and then turned into a combination of Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake (makes sense because Scooter Braun is producing, right?). Drama. Good news: Even though the movie has been updated to include Photoshop, viral marketing, and mainstream sell-out music-biz references, there will still be lots of hair dye and "showtime synergy." The movie comes out October 23. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
We love Nashville, so we're very excited indeed that the third season is about to hit UK screens! Who doesn't want a bit of country music with added drama in their lives? To celebrate its return, we caught up with Sam Palladio - also known as Gunnar - to find out a bit more about what drama we can expect in the new episodes (lots, it sounds like)...
Are you excited about season three coming over to the UK?
"Very, very excited. I get told off a lot on Twitter by fans that follow me when I'm tweeting about episodes that are going out back in the States. 'Sam, shut up, I'm going to unfollow you if you don't stop spoiling the show!' So I have to occasionally apologise – 'I'm sorry guys, they make me do it!'"
The last time we saw Gunnar, he was trying to persuade Scarlett to stay in Nashville. »
Highland Film Group is financing and launching international sales at Cannes. Be True Productions’ John Domo (“Big Fish”) and Braxton Pope (“The Trust) will produce, with Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier executive producing alongside Molly Hassell.
“The Delivery Man,” published in 2008, is set against the surreal excess of Las Vegas – and the artificial suburbs, gated communities, and freeways that surround it. The novel centers on a young man who, after attending college in New York, returns to Vegas and is drawn into the lucrative but dangerous world of a teenage call-girl service with his childhood friend, a Salvadoran immigrant.
The novel was first optioned by Thom Mount in 2007. McGinness is the son of the late journalist Joe McGinness.
- Dave McNary
From finished films in competition to big packages on the horizon, here’s the hottest titles from around the world up for grabs at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Marc Forster
Film centers on a blind woman and her husband who, upon restoration of her sight, begin to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.
Director: Andrea Arnold
Key cast: Shia Labeouf
A runaway teenager gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard-partying, law-bending and young love.
Sales: Protagonist Pictures
Director: Ewan McGregor
- Variety Staff
Saturday Night Live knows the importance of treating Mom right. The NBC sketch series has always had a soft spot for mothers, as some of its most memorable segments have revolved around characters interacting with the most important woman in their lives. Here are ten unforgettable mom-centric sketches. Read More Top 10 Most Memorable Mother-Daughter Quotes on Screen Motherlover Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg have discovered the perfect way to show their moms how much they care. Mom Jeans "Give her something that says, 'I'm not a woman anymore — I'm a mom.' " Read More 'Saturday
- Ryan Gajewski
Let's be honest: we all remember Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's matching denim ensembles from the 2001 American Music Awards. While the outfit may not be the most stylish for obvious reasons, the look reignited the denim trend and undoubtedly had fans buzzing for years (even Katy Perry wore a similar tribute dress to the 2014 MTV VMAs). When it comes to memorable red carpet moments, Britney, Justin and their denim duds are of course at the top of our list, but what about the other notable fashions? Photos: Best dressed at the 2015 Met Gala From Lupita Nyong'o's red Ralph Lauren cape-gown which she rocked at the 2014 Golden Globes and cemented her »
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