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Star Sightings: Stephen Colbert Talks Louis C.K. With Samantha Bee, Gwen Stefani Performs in Dubai & More!

Though Louis C.K.'s transgressions were widely considered the worst kept secret in the comedy world, to some, it really was a secret.

Stephen Colbert welcomed Samantha Bee to the stage at Njpac in Newark, New Jersey, on Dec. 6, where she was the special guest on Sad! A Happy Evening with Stephen Colbert & Samantha Bee, a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival.

During their hour-and-a-half-long chat, the longtime friends talked everything from dealing with politics (specifically President Donald Trump's tumultuous first-year in office) during their late night monologues -- Colbert hosts The Late Show on CBS while Bee is the face of Full Frontal on TBS -- as well as the seismic shift in culture surrounding sexual harassment since the Harvey Weinstein allegations came to light.

Colbert was supposed to have C.K. on his show the week the New York Times published its report on his sexual misconduct, and the 53-year-old comedian was planning on using an
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Man Shoots Woman After Mistaking Her for a Deer

A western New York woman was killed as she was walking her dogs Wednesday evening after a neighbor thought she was a deer.

Rosemary Billquist, 43, had arrived home from work when she told her husband, Jamie, she was taking their Labrador Retrievers Sugar and Stella on a walk in the field behind their home.

Minutes later he heard the dogs barking and saw an ambulance pull up into his driveway, according to The Buffalo News.

An Emt who was a friend of his told him that his wife had been shot in the hip. She was taken to a local
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He Walked by Night

Do you think older crime thrillers weren’t violent enough? This shocker from 1948 shook up America with its true story of a vicious killer who has a murderous solution to every problem, and uses special talents to evade police detection. Richard Basehart made his acting breakthrough as Roy Martin, a barely disguised version of the real life ‘Machine Gun Walker.

He Walked by Night

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1948 / B&W /1:37 flat full frame / 79 min. / Street Date November 7, 2017 / 39.99

Starring: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell, James Cardwell, Jack Webb, Dorothy Adams, Ann Doran, Byron Foulger, Reed Hadley (narrator), Thomas Browne Henry, Tommy Kelly, John McGuire, Kenneth Tobey.

Cinematography: John Alton

Art Direction: Edward Ilou

Film Editor: Alfred De Gaetano

Original Music: Leonid Raab

Written by John C. Higgins and Crane Wilbur

Produced by Bryan Foy, Robert T. Kane

Directed by Alfred L. Werker

Talk about a movie with a dynamite
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The Scar

Director Steve Sekely’s hardboiled film noir leans heavily on the talents of star-producer Paul Henreid and camera ace John Alton — the three of them whip up the best gimmick-driven noir thriller of the late ‘forties. Strained coincidences and unlikely events mean nothing when this much talent is concentrated in one movie. It’s also a terrific show for star Joan Bennett, who expresses all the disappointment, despair and angst of a noir femme who knows she’s in for more misery.

The Scar (Hollow Triumph)

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1948 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 83 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks, John Qualen, Mabel Paige, Herbert Rudley, George Chandler, Robert Bice, Henry Brandon, Franklyn Farnum, Thomas Browne Henry, Norma Varden, Jack Webb.

Cinematography: John Alton

Film Editor: Fred Allen

Original Music: Sol Kaplan

Written by Daniel Fuchs from a
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Deadline – U.S.A.

Richard Brooks' exciting Humphrey Bogart picture is one of the best newspaper sagas ever. An editor deals with a gangster threat and a domestic crisis even as greedy heirs are selling his paper out from under him. Commentator Eddie Muller drives home the film's essential civics lesson about what we've lost -- a functioning free press. Deadline - U.S.A. Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1952 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 87 min. / Street Date July 26, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley, Warren Stevens, Paul Stewart, Martin Gabel, Joe De Santis, Audrey Christie, Jim Backus, Willis Bouchey, Joseph Crehan, Lawrence Dobkin, John Doucette, Paul Dubov, William Forrest, Dabbs Greer, Thomas Browne Henry, Paul Maxey, Ann McCrea, Kasia Orzazewski, Tom Powers, Joe Sawyer, William Self, Phillip Terry, Carleton Young. Cinematography Milton Krasner Film Editor William B.Murphy Original Music Cyril J. Mockridge Produced by Sol C. Siegel
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Zurich Summit: industry braces for consolidation

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Us producers and execs from HBO, HanWay and China’s Wanda Group discuss distribution challenges and impending consolidation.

The surplus of scripted drama, European film consolidation and business diversification were among was the key topics highlighted at the Zurich Summit (Sept 26-27).

Film and TV executives alike touched on the likelihood of consolidation coming their way, both in the Us scripted TV market and the European film distribution space.

Antony Root, Evp of original programming and production at HBO Europe, said: “There are 400 scripted shows on Us TV this year. There can’t possibly be the amount of writing, directing and acting talent in Hollywood to sustain that.

“As happened with the dot-com boom there will likely be a consolidation.”

Glut of content

Anonymous Content CEO Steve Golin said of the surfeit of content on Us TV: “There is a glut. There will be a shakeout in the middle. High-end shows will survive. Reality [TV] is
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Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires ‘Franny’

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Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires ‘Franny’
The distributor has picked up writer-director Andrew Renzi’s feature debut and recent Tribeca selection starring Richard Gere. Fortitude International handles sales in Cannes on behalf of Qed International.

Franny centres on a hedonistic philanthropist who inveigles his way into the lives of a deceased friend’s daughter and new husband.

Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines and Dylan Baker round out the key cast.

Celerity Pictures and TideRock Media present Franny in association with Treehouse Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Soaring Flight Productions, Audax Films and Magnolia Entertainment.

Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Jay Schuminsky and Thomas B Fore produced.

Michael Finley, Ruth Mutch, Walter Kortschak, Justin Nappi, Richard Loughran, Shelley Browning, Michael Diamond, George Paaswell, Andrew Corkin, John Friedberg and Mark Moran are on the executive producer roster.

Samuel Goldwyn Films brokered the deal with Wme Global and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.
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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Andrew Renzi’s Franny

Moving from producer hat-wearing days (Afterschool, Two Gates of Sleep) to firmly stippling Park City with a metaphysical, deeply humane and serene portraits The Fort (2012) and Karaoke! (2013), Andrew Renzi saddled into feature filmmaking earlier this year with dual projects, the birth of Fishtail, the docu 16mm set in Montana and narrated by Harry Dean Stanton was the first to push out (’14 Tribeca/ Karlovy Vary), while his narrative feature debut appears to be close to going into labor. Production on the 2013 January Screenwriters Lab Franny began last October, with Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James balancing on a tightrope act. On the tech side we find cinematographer Joe Anderson (Simon Killer), plus a Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans signed score (Enemy).

Gist: Gere will play a fun-loving, hedonistic philanthropist who works his way into the lives of a newlywed couple (Dakota Fanning, Theo James) to recapture the life he once had.
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Apollo Nida, 'The Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Co-Star, Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

Apollo Nida, the The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, has been sentenced to eight years in prison followed by five years parole after pleading guilty to fraud.

Apollo Nida Sentenced For Fraud

Nida, who appears on the Bravo reality program Rhoa with his wife Phaedra Parks, was sentenced for charges of mail, wire and bank fraud on Saturday. Nida, 35, could have faced a maximum of 30 years for allegedly cashing stolen checks and laundering money through fake bank accounts, but was granted leniency for cooperating with the federal investigation. A hearing to determine restitution will be held on July 17.

“On behalf of my client Apollo, right now he feels remorse. He thought the judge was fair and accepts his sentence, although he was hoping it would be less,” Thomas B. Bever, Apollo’s lawyer, told People after the sentencing.

This is not Nida’s first time in prison: from 2004 to 2009, Nida
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Amplify finds Little Accidents

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Amplify has picked up Us rights to the drama, which as previously announced Premiere Entertainment will sell internationally in Cannes.

Sara Colangelo wrote and directed Little Accidents, which premiered in Sundance and stars Elizabeth Banks, Josh Lucas, Boyd Holbrook and Chloe Sevigny.

The story takes place in a small American town living under the shadow of a mining accident when a teenage boy goes missing.

Anne Carey, Jason Michael Berman, Thomas B Fore and Summer Shelton produced, while Chris Columbus, Amy Nauiokas, Eleanor Columbus, Ruth Mutch, Richard Loughran, Kwesi Collisson, Mike Feuer, and Todd Feuer served as executive producers.

Kent Sanderson brokered the deal on behalf of Amplify with Wme for the filmmakers.
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Premiere takes Little Accidents to Cannes

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Premiere Entertainment Group has picked up international sales rights to the Sundance thriller.

Sara Colangelo wrote and directed the film starring Elizabeth Banks, Josh Lucas, Boyd Holbrook and Chloe Sevigny.  

Little Accidents tells the story of a small American town living under the shadow of a mining accident where a teenage boy goes missing.

Anne Carey, Jason Michael Berman, Thomas B Fore and Summer Shelton produced, while Chris Columbus, Amy Nauiokas, Eleanor Columbus, Ruth Mutch, Richard Loughran, Kwesi Collisson, Mike Feuer, and Todd Feuer served as executive producers.

Premiere Entertainment CEO Elias Axume brokered the deal with Wme Global on behalf of the filmmakers.
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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #85. Andrew Renzi’s Franny

Franny

Director: Andrew Renzi

Writer: Andrew Renzi

Producers: Treehouse PicturesJustin Nappi and Kevin Turen, TideRock Media’s Thomas B Fore and Jason Michael Berman, Big Shoes Media’s Jay Schuminsky

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James

Padding his directing resume with a stellar pair of dramatic shorts in the Sundance preemed The Fort (2012) and Karaoke! (2013), Andrew Renzi’s feature debut Franny (a Sundance Writers’ Lab project) happens to have plenty of added value with Richard Gere in the lead, Simon Killer dp Joe Anderson and Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s composers Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans on the technical side.

Gist: Gere will play a fun-loving, hedonistic philanthropist who works his way into the lives of a newlywed couple (Dakota Fanning, Theo James) to recapture the life he once had.

Release Date: Filming began around October, so this could technically be ready for Cannes,
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DVD Release: Hollow Triumph

DVD Release Date: March 11, 2014

Price: DVD $11.98

Studio: Film Chest

Paul Henreid takes his scar seriously in Hollow Triumph.

The under-appreciated 1948 film noir crime drama Hollow Triumph arrives from Film Chest with a full high-definition restoration taken from the original 35mm film elements.

When med school dropout-turned-master criminal John Muller (Paul Henreid, Casablanca) puts together a major casino heist, not everything goes as planned. The cops don’t know he was behind it, but, unfortunately, Rocky Stansyck (Thomas Browne Henry, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers), a vindictive gangland casino owner, figures it out. In order to “disappear,” Muller assumes the identity of a psychiatrist, Dr. Bartok (Henreid again, in a dual role), requiring him to scar his face to match Bartok’s … resulting in unforeseen consequences.

Also known as The Man Who Murdered Himself and The Scar, the film co-stars Joan Bennett (Secret Beyond the Door) and Eduard Franz and is
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Miss Venezuela’s Body Laid To Rest During Emotional Funeral Service

So sad. Friends, family and fans gathered to say their final goodbyes to former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear during an emotional service on Jan. 10. The funeral for Monica and ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry took place in Caracas, Venezuela, just days after they were shot and killed in a roadside attack outside the capital city.

Countless people flocked to Caracas to mourn the loss of beauty queen and telenovela star Monica Spear and her ex-husband, Thomas Henry Berry. The pair’s 5-year-old daughter, Maya, who survived the attack with a gunshot wound to the leg, learned on Jan. 9 that both of her parents were killed during a suspected highway robbery in Venezuela on Jan. 6. The little girl was supposed to attend the somber ceremony, but it’s unclear at this time if she was there.

Monica Spear’s Funeral — Murdered Miss Venezuela’s Body Laid To Rest

Monica’s brother, Ricardo Spear Mootz,
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Slain Venezuelan Soap Star Monica Spear -- Crowds Flock to Emotional Funeral [Photos]

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Emotional day in Venezuela -- murdered soap star Monica Spear's friends, family, and fans flocked to her funeral today ... just days after she and her ex-husband were brutally slain by highway robbers.The funeral -- for both Monica and her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry -- took place in the capital city of Caracas.As we reported, Monica and Thomas were shot and killed by highway robbers after their car had broken down on a
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Monica Spear: Former Miss Venezuela’s Suspected Killers Arrested

Just days after Monica and her ex-husband were brutally gunned down in an attempted robbery, Venezuelan authorities announced on Jan. 9 that seven suspects have been identified and arrested. However, four more suspects remain on the loose.

There’s finally been a break in the Monica Spear murder case. After the former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband, Thomas Henry Barry, were killed — and her 5-year-old daughter suffered a gunshot wound — on Jan. 6 on a highway in Venezuela, police were able to find evidence and subsequently arrest a gang of seven people.

Seven Arrested In Monica Spear Homicide

Police found Monica’s camera inside the home of one of the seven suspects, the head of Venezuela’s national crime investigation agency announced on Jan. 9, according to CNN. The found evidence allowed authorities to identify and arrest six additional suspects — though four more reportedly remain on the loose.

Hundreds Mourn Monica Spear

No one has been charged yet,
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Miss Venezuela’s Daughter, 5, Told Of Parents’ Murder, Will Attend Funeral

So sad. The now-orphaned daughter of former Miss Venezuela learned that her parents were murdered in a roadside attack. The girl’s family kept the devastating news from her as she recovered from her own gunshot wound from the tragic Jan. 6 suspected robbery that claimed both her parents’ lives.

The family of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry have told the pair’s daughter Maya, 5, on Jan. 9 that both parents were killed when they were shot on the side of a Venezuela highway on Jan. 6. As the family continues to grieve the sudden loss of Maya’s parents and plan the funeral, they revealed the little girl will be in attendance at the somber ceremony.

Monica Spear’s Daughter: Miss Venezuela’s Little Girl Told Parents Were Murdered

Poor Maya was told of her parents’ murder just as she left the hospital after getting shot
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What Happened to Miss Venezuela?

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On Monday, former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and her ex-husband were shot and killed by armed robbers, while their 5-year-old daughter was injured in the attack. The news of the beautiful and popular personality being murdered has captured the attention of the world's media. But the tragic tale has also shed light on a bigger issues in the precarious South American country and is being used as a call to action. Here's what you need to know about the story. Who Was She? Monica Spear, 29, won the Miss Venezuela crown in 2004 and finished fourth in the Miss Universe pageant. She was working as a popular telenovela actress, most recently on a show for Telemundo based out of Miami, where she was living. She had moved to Orlando, Fl, with her mother in 2000 and received a bachelor's in theater from the University of Central Florida. In 2008, Monica married British businessman Thomas Henry Berry,
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Miss Venezuela’s Daughter, 5, Doesn’t Know Parents Were Murdered

How tragic! The former Miss Venezuela’s daughter, 5, was also shot when her parents were murdered by suspected robbers on the highway. While she is recovering from her own wound, her surviving family members have decided not to tell her that her parents didn’t survive the shooting.

Monica Spear, 29, her ex-husband, Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were shot and murdered on Jan. 13, but the story has gotten even more tragic. Their daughter Maya, 5, was also shot in the leg during the brutal suspected robbery, and though she is safely recovering, Monica’s brother, Ricardo revealed that the family has not yet told Maya that her parents were killed.

Miss Venezuela’s Daughter: Monica Spear’s Young Daughter Unaware Of Murder

Monica’s young daughter is safe from harm and being looked after by her grandparents, but she does not know that her parents did not survive the shooting.

“Maya isn’t
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Former Miss Venezuela Killed in Robbery

Famous soap opera actress and former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear has been gunned down along with her ex-husband during a robbery while driving on a country road in Venezuela.

Police say that Spear 29, and her ex, Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were driving along with their 5-year-old daughter in Venezuela's Carabobo state on Monday night when they had car trouble. Robbers shot and killed the two and wounded the daughter when the family tried to foil the assault by locking themselves inside the car.

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The three were returning by car to Caracas after spending New Year's in the mountains of western Venezuela and then visiting the plains of the country's Apure state. The daughter, Maya, was in stable condition after being treated for a leg wound and was with relatives in Caracas, authorities said.

Spear won Miss Venezuela in 2004 and represented her country in the Miss Universe pageant in 2005, finishing as 4th runner-up. She was also
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