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A Crazy But True Story about Wesley Snipes Filming “Blade: Trinity”

It’s crazy that any of the stories that Patton Oswalt tells about Wesley Snipes during the filming of Blade:Trinity would be real, but unfortunately I can see the guy being this much of a male diva. Apparently it goes that Snipes was on edge the entire time if he wasn’t smoking weed and not coming out of his trailer. It’s also apparent that Snipes wasn’t needed all the much since he had a body double do all of the work for anything that wasn’t a closeup. I’m starting to wonder just why they even bothered to keep Snipes for this

A Crazy But True Story about Wesley Snipes Filming “Blade: Trinity
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Happy! Is the Syfy TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Will Syfy make fans happy or sad? Has the Happy! TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Syfy? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Happy! season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? A comedic, fantastical Syfy crime drama, Happy! stars Christopher Meloni with Patton Oswalt (voice), Lili Mirojnick, Joseph Reitman, Medina Senghore, Ritchie Coster, and Patrick Fischler. The first season cast also includes Debi Mazar, Bryce Lorenzo, Ren Colley, Alexander Jameson, Benjamin Snyder, Catherine LeFrere, and Michael Maize. Happy! centers on a former cop, Nick Sax (Meloni). Now a hitman more or less on the skids, Nick finds himself unmoored in a
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Visual Effects Society 2018 winners: Best prediction scores by our Experts, Editors and Users

Visual Effects Society 2018 winners: Best prediction scores by our Experts, Editors and Users
Congratulations to our Users Alexander Kaveh Kouhi, Nathan Labonta, Eric Close and myself for a perfect 100% score when predicting the 2018 Visual Effects Society winners on Tuesday. This quartet is actually tied with 312 others with that percentage but has the better point score of 3,900 by using the 500 super bets wisely.

Almost 700 people worldwide predicted these Ves winners in three film and two television categories. The awards ceremony was held on February 13 in Beverly Hills and was hosted by Patton Oswalt. Our top scorers had the correct movie picks of “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Dunkirk” and “Coco” plus TV predictions of “Game of Thrones” and “Black Sails.”

SEE2018 Visual Effects Society Awards: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ wins on way to Oscars

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions.
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Get Out & Call Me By Your Name win big at Writers Guild Awards

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The granddaddy of all awards shows – the Academy Awards – is but a few weeks away, and there are still plenty of other awards to give out to last year’s best films. Patton Oswalt hosted the Writers Guild Awards last night, and much like other guild awards, the results here are considered a precursor to what could happen on Oscar night. Things now look very good for Get Out and Call Me By... Read More...
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2018 Writers Guild Awards: The Complete List of Winners

2018 Writers Guild Awards: The Complete List of Winners
We're on the road to the Oscars, and that means the 2018 Writers Guild Awards is here! The star-studded events are held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York and hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt and Amber Ruffin, the writer and on-air personality for Late Night With Seth Meyers. The 70th annual award show honors outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio and promotional writing throughout the year.  In television, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things received nods for in the Drama Series categories, while Veep and Master of None saw nominations in the Comedy Series category. In film categories, Get Out and Lady Bird were nominated for Best...
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Writers Guild Awards 2018: Group of 7 Experts correctly predicts 80% of WGA winners

Congratulations to a group of seven Experts for a terrific score of 80% when predicting the 2018 Writers Guild Awards winners on Sunday. For these journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year, the tie was between Erik Davis (Fandango), Edward Douglas, Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Indiewire) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone).

Over 1,300 people worldwide predicted these WGA winners in three film and seven television categories. The awards ceremony was held on February 11 in New York City (hosted by Amber Ruffin) and in Beverly Hills (hosted by Patton Oswalt). Those three film awards were won by Jordan Peele for “Get Out” (original screenplay), James Ivory for “Call Me By Your Name” (adapted screenplay”) and “Jane” (documentary screenplay).

SEE2018 Writers Guild Awards: Complete list of all WGA winners for film and TV

You can see how your score compares to all others
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Writers Guild Awards 2018 winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users

Congratulations to our User Jason Nolette for an outstanding score of 90% when predicting the 2018 Writers Guild Awards winners on Sunday. He is actually tied with 112 others with that percentage but has the better point score of 5,955 by using the 500 super bets wisely.

Over 1,300 people worldwide predicted these WGA winners in three film and seven television categories. The awards ceremony was held on February 11 in New York City (hosted by Amber Ruffin) and in Beverly Hills (hosted by Patton Oswalt). Our top scorer had the correct movie picks of Jordan Peele for “Get Out” (original screenplay), James Ivory for “Call Me By Your Name” (adapted screenplay”) and “Jane” (documentary screenplay) among his great selections.

SEE2018 Writers Guild Awards: Complete list of all WGA winners for film and TV

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions.
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Win Big At 2018 WGA Awards

The Writer’s Guild of American handed out the 2018 WGA Awards at two concurrent ceremonies on Sunday evening in New York and Los Angeles. As always, the writers liked to defy expectations while keeping their reputations intact as “sort of” Oscar precursors and that’s good news for “Get Out” and “Call Me By Your Name.” The Los Angeles ceremony was hosted by Patton Oswalt and the New York ceremony was emceed by Julie Klausner.
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Take Home Top 2018 WGA Awards

The spotlight was on writers Feb. 11 with the 2018 Writers Guild Awards, honoring the year’s biggest achievements in film, television, new media, and more. Hosted by Patton Oswalt at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and Amber Ruffin at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, the bi-coastal ceremony celebrated the labor union and its best scribes in its 70th iteration. Winning the top film awards were original screenplay contender Jordan Peele for Universal Pictures’ “Get Out” and adapter James Ivory for Sony Pictures Classics’ “Call Me by Your Name.” Both are nominated in their respective categories at the upcoming Academy Awards; given the strong overlap between guild members and writing voters in AMPAS, those results could well repeat themselves at the March 4 ceremony. Last year Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney of “Moonlight” took home the original screenplay prize; at the subsequent Oscars they won for adapted screenplay. Peele took the stage in L.
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WGA Awards: Jordan Peele, James Ivory Win for ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name’

WGA Awards: Jordan Peele, James Ivory Win for ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name’
Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy “Get Out” has won the Writers Guild of America’s award for original screenplay and James Ivory’s script for coming-of-age drama “Call Me by Your Name” has won the award for best adapted screenplay.

“This was a passion project. It was something that I put my love into, I put my soul into, so getting this from you means so much,” Peele said in his acceptance, noting he began working on the script in 2008.

Hulu’s dystopian “The Handmaid’s Tale” won the top drama series and new series awards from the Writers Guild of America to go along with its Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. “Mostly this goes to Margaret Atwood for her novel. She is the mother of us all,” showrunner Bruce Miller said.

The awards were presented by “trophy maids,” two women dressed in costume from the dystopian thriller.

HBO’s “Veep” won the comedy series award. Showrunner [link=nm
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2018 Writers Guild Awards: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ and ‘Jane’ Win Film Honors

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2018 Writers Guild Awards: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ and ‘Jane’ Win Film Honors
Faced with formidable competition from the likes of Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”) and Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), “Get Out” writer-director Jordan Peele took home Original Screenplay honors tonight at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards. “I just want to say thank you and everyone in this room that is a writer, to keep taking chances, to take big risks, put your love into it,” Peele said. “It does pay off, it is the hardest fucking thing, and it can take a long time, but our voices really do matter.”

Read More: Writers Guild of America 2018 Film Nominations: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Logan,’ and ‘Lady Bird’ All Score

Following a victory at the February 10 USC Libraries Scripter Awards, veteran director James Ivory — the 89-year-old screenwriter of “Call Me by Your Name” — received a standing ovation when, as expected, he accepted the adapted Screenplay award for his first solo script. “I just wanted
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WGA Awards: The Complete Winners List

WGA Awards: The Complete Winners List
The Writers Guild of America Awards were handed out at the Beverly Hills Hilton and Edison Ballroom on Sunday, with “Get Out” nabbing the top prize for best original screenplay for Jordan Peele, and “Call Me by Your Name” earning James Ivory the best adapted screenplay award.

The awards show took place simultaneously in L.A. and New York, with “Late Night With Seth Meyers” writer Amber Ruffin hosting the New York awards show while Patton Oswalt hosts the West Coast event.

Screenplay Nominees

Original Screenplay:

The Big Sick,” Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani; Amazon Studios

Get Out,” Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures (Winner)

“I, Tonya,” Written by Steven Rogers; Neon

“Lady Bird,” Written by Greta Gerwig; A24

“The Shape of Water,” Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro; Fox Searchlight

Adapted Screenplay:

“Call Me by Your Name,” Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the Novel by André Aciman; [link
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WGA Awards: The Complete Winners List

WGA Awards: The Complete Winners List
The Writers Guild of America Awards were handed out at the Beverly Hills Hilton and Edison Ballroom on Sunday, with “Get Out” nabbing the top prize for best original screenplay for Jordan Peele, and “Call Me by Your Name” earning James Ivory the best adapted screenplay award.

The awards show took place simultaneously in L.A. and New York, with “Late Night With Seth Meyers” writer Amber Ruffin hosting the New York awards show while Patton Oswalt hosts the West Coast event.

Screenplay Nominees

Original Screenplay:

The Big Sick,” Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani; Amazon Studios

Get Out,” Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures (Winner)

“I, Tonya,” Written by Steven Rogers; Neon

“Lady Bird,” Written by Greta Gerwig; A24

“The Shape of Water,” Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro; Fox Searchlight

Adapted Screenplay:

“Call Me by Your Name,” Screenplay by James Ivory; Based on the Novel by André Aciman; [link
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2018 Writers Guild Awards predictions: Odds in 10 categories include ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ …

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2018 Writers Guild Awards predictions: Odds in 10 categories include ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ …
The 2018 Writers Guild Awards will be handed out on Sunday night, February 11, during a ceremony hosted by Patton Oswalt at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. Representing industry scribes, the WGA honors the best writing in film, television, radio and more. So who will be the big winners? We’re forecasting 10 categories. Scroll down to see our complete list in the order of our racetrack odds. The projected winners are highlighted in gold.

Our odds are based on the combined predictions of more than 1,200 users who have entered their picks in our predictions center thus far. That includes Expert journalists from top media outlets, the Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, our Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s WGA Awards and our All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ WGA predictions.

Based on our collective wisdom
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AP Bio: Is the NBC TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Is Jack still "teaching" at Whitlock High? Is the AP Bio TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on NBC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of AP Bio, season, two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? A workplace comedy, airing on the NBC television network, AP Bio stars Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Tom Bennett, Paula Pell, Charlie McCrackin, Jacob McCarthy, Aparna Brielle, Nick Peine, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Eddie Leavy, Jacob Houston, Sari Arambulo, Tucker Albrizzi, and Spence Moore II. After being denied tenure at Harvard, award-winning philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Howerton) ends up back
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President Trump Breaks Silence on Ousted Aide Rob Porter Amid Abuse Allegations: 'We Wish Him Well'

Two days after top Trump aide Rob Porter resigned amid domestic abuse allegations from his two ex-wives, President Donald Trump is weighing in for the first time and showing support for his former staff secretary.

“We wish him well. He worked very hard,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Friday, according to a pool report.

The president added that it is a “tough time” for Porter.

“As you probably know he says he is innocent,” Trump said, adding that Porter did “very well” in the White House.

Related Video: People Writer Natasha Stoynoff Breaks Silence, Accuses Donald Trump
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The Oscar Class Photo for 2018: Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, and 167 More

The annual Oscar nominees lunch at the Beverly Hilton is nice work if you can get it: All the contenders have to do is get their pictures taken, work the cocktails a bit, sit at a table with some fellow nominees, an Academy governor or two, and a media person (assigned by lottery), and climb up the riser for the annual class photo.

Introducing the newest class of #Oscars nominees! pic.twitter.com/eTn4HpoaIl

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 5, 2018

This year, we were reminded by Academy president John Bailey that among the 205 members of the class of 2017 (170 showed), “The Post” producer Steven Spielberg has earned his 17th nomination, while his star Meryl Streep is up for her 21st. Celebrating her third Oscar nod at the ripe age of 23 was shivering “Lady Bird” star Saoirse Ronan, who borrowed her rep’s jacket; I just interviewed her Sunday night for her tribute
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The Oscar Class Photo for 2018: Timothee Chalamet, Saorise Ronan, Margot Robbie, and 167 More

  • Indiewire
The annual Oscar nominees lunch at the Beverly Hilton is nice work if you can get it: All the contenders have to do is get their pictures taken, work the cocktails a bit, sit at a table with some fellow nominees, an Academy governor or two, and a media person (assigned by lottery), and climb up the riser for the annual class photo.

Introducing the newest class of #Oscars nominees! pic.twitter.com/eTn4HpoaIl

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 5, 2018

This year, we were reminded by Academy president John Bailey that among the 205 members of the class of 2017 (170 showed), “The Post” producer Steven Spielberg has earned his 17th nomination, while his star Meryl Streep is up for her 21st. Celebrating her third Oscar nod at the ripe age of 23 was shivering “Lady Bird” star Saoirse Ronan, who borrowed her rep’s jacket; I just interviewed her Sunday night for her tribute
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Oscar Class Photo! Nominees Margot Robbie, Mary J. Blige & More Pose at Annual Luncheon

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Oscar Class Photo! Nominees Margot Robbie, Mary J. Blige & More Pose at Annual Luncheon
Introducing the class of 2018!

This year’s Oscars hopefuls gathered on Monday for the annual Nominees Luncheon in Los Angeles. The star-studded event saw a bevy of nominees attend, including Mary J. Blige, Sam Rockwell, Margot Robbie, Octavia Spencer, Timothée Chalamet, Steven Spielberg, Saoirse Ronan, Sally Hawkins, Greta Gerwig, Laurie Metcalf and more.

Other notable stars attending included Academy board member Laura Dern; ABC president Bob Iger; Kobe Bryant, who’s nominated for Best Animated Short for Dear Basketball; Patton Oswalt and significant others, like Robbie’s husband Tom Ackerley and Oswalt’s wife Meredith.

The event offered a relatively
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AP Bio: Season One Ratings

Not counting its Will & Grace revival, the AP Bio TV show is the new first sitcom NBC has introduced during this television season. It comes from Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video, and Seth Meyers is among those who executive produce with creator Mike O'Brien, so it's met the prerequisites, but can it make the grade? Will AP Bio be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. An NBC workplace comedy, AP Bio stars Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Tom Bennett, Paula Pell, Charlie McCrackin, Jacob McCarthy, Aparna Brielle, Nick Peine, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Eddie Leavy, Jacob Houston, Sari Arambulo, Tucker Albrizzi, and Spence Moore II. After being denied tenure at Harvard, award-winning philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Howerton) ends up back home in Toledo, Ohio. Now, he teaches Advanced Placement biology at Whitlock High. Well, that's
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