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‘Broad City’: Abbi and Ilana Prepare for Trump’s America In New Web Video — Watch

6 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In March of last year, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s Comedy Central series “Broad City” aired an episode that featured a guest appearance by then candidate Hillary Clinton. Now, ten months later, Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States, and the two best friends are handling it like the impending apocalypse.

Read More: ‘Broad City’ Gets An Official Soundtrack That Would Make Anyone Scream ‘Yas Queen’

In their new web video “Inauguration Uncensored,” in which the only word that’s censored is the word “Trump,” Abbi is stuck in an elevator on election day while Ilana is holed up in her apartment prepared for the worst. Knowing that they won’t be next to each other when Trump is sworn in, they talk over FaceTime and share their fury and fear. When they finally get the push notification informing them that Trump is officially President, »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Broad City’: Abbi and Ilana Prepare for Trump’s America In New Web Video — Watch

6 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In March of last year, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s Comedy Central series “Broad City” aired an episode that featured a guest appearance by then candidate Hillary Clinton. Now, ten months later, Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States, and the two best friends are handling it like the impending apocalypse.

Read More: ‘Broad City’ Gets An Official Soundtrack That Would Make Anyone Scream ‘Yas Queen’

In their new web video “Inauguration Uncensored,” in which the only word that’s censored is the word “Trump,” Abbi is stuck in an elevator on election day while Ilana is holed up in her apartment prepared for the worst. Knowing that they won’t be next to each other when Trump is sworn in, they talk over FaceTime and share their fury and fear. When they finally get the push notification informing them that Trump is officially President, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Joey King’s Horror Thriller ‘Wish Upon’ Set for June Release

17 January 2017 2:47 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Broad Green Pictures has set a June 30 domestic release date for Joey King’s horror-thriller “Wish Upon.”

King stars as a 17-year-old who, 12 years after discovering her mother’s suicide, is being bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes — which seems perfect until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish.

 John Leonetti (“Annabelle”) directed from a script by TV writer Barbara Marshall. Busted Shark’s Sherryl Clark (“Cloverfield”) is producing. Broad Green Pictures’ chiefs Gabriel Hammond and Daniel Hammond are executive producers.

Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Kevin Hanchard and Sherilyn Fenn also star. Mister Smith Entertainment began selling territories in November at the American »

- Dave McNary

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Lrm's 10 Most Anticipated Sundance Film Festival Premieres

17 January 2017 10:15 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Later this week, Lrm will be attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival. While the festival tends to be a mixed bag of indie films, some will be picked up for distribution by studios and turned into mainstream hits, others will flounder and be lucky to get a VOD release. Even so, there’s no denying that Sundance is the real beginning of the year for most movie lovers as we’ll be talking about the movies below for the next 12 months.

Last year alone, Sundance held the premieres for The Birth of a Nation, Manchester by the Sea, Captain Fantastic, Love and Friendship, The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Sing Street and many more films, some that appeared on The Weekend Warrior’s year-end Top 25. One or two of those might even receive Oscar nominations when they’re announced next week on January 24.

Most of the films I’ve selected »

- Edward Douglas

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Amy Poehler Buys Rights to Ya Book About Teen Riot Grrrl

17 January 2017 10:02 AM, PST | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Amy Poehler: “Parks and Recreation

Amy Poehler is working to bring a feminist teen character to the big screen. Hers and Brooke Posch’s Paper Kite production banner has acquired the film rights to “Moxie,” an upcoming Ya book by Jennifer Mathieu. The book won’t hit shelves until September 19, yet it’s already found a fan in the former “Parks and Recreation” star, the Houston Chronicle reports. We haven’t been lucky enough to read the manuscript yet, but “Moxie” sounds all kinds of awesome.

The story follows a Texas teen “who, inspired by stories of her mom’s Riot Grrrl youth back in the ’90s, starts producing a zine and sparks a feminist revolution at her school.” An intergenerational female-led story with characters who self-identity as feminists? Count us in, especially when the soundtrack is sure to feature the music of Riot Grrrl bands like Bikini Kill.

No word on who will write or direct yet, but “Moxie” is one of those cases where it feels especially necessary to have women working behind the camera. (Dream scenario: Poehler, who has written and directed episodes of “Parks and Rec” and has other writing and directing credits on the small screen, makes her big screen directorial debut with “Moxie.” And pens the script.)

“Mathieu’s film agent shopped the manuscript around before Thanksgiving, and Poehler’s production company, Paper Kite Productions, expressed interest right away,” the Chronicle writes. “Paper Kite made an offer and sealed the deal a couple of weeks ago.”

Poehler’s admiration of Mathieu’s work is reciprocated. The Houston-based author admitted that she “cried” when she first talked to Poehler on the phone. “Not on the phone — I kept it together — but I cried after the phone call,” she clarified. “She is such an idol of mine.” Mathieu described the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress, writer, producer, and director as “a model of what it means to be a strong, smart creative woman who stands up for other women.”

“I don’t write stories to lecture kids,” Mathieu explained. “But I’d be lying if I didn’t also say that I hope this book will serve as an entry point for some young readers to explore the idea of gender equality.” Poehler assured Mathieu that the adaptation would be faithful to the text. “She really got what I was trying to say with the book, and she kept saying she would want to protect the story,” the author revealed.

“Feminism has brought a lot of joy to my life,” Mathieu said. “It’s enhanced my relationships, helped me stand up for myself.” “Moxie” sounds like a powerful coming-of-age story, and one that will potentially serve as some of its readers and viewers’ introduction to feminism. Leslie Knope would be proud of Poehler’s involvement.

Amy Poehler Buys Rights to Ya Book About Teen Riot Grrrl was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Happy 53rd Birthday, Michelle Obama! Let's Relive Some of Her Greatest Pop Culture Moments Over the Years

17 January 2017 4:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

As the world prepares to say goodbye to First Lady Michelle Obama, we are tempted to look back on some of our favorite memories. And since today is her birthday, why not relive these moments together? From the very beginning back in 2009, Flotus proved she's not just any First Lady, she's a cool First Lady. With the dancing, singing, fist bumps and savvy style, Obama found a way to promote beneficial initiatives while also being extra hip and relatable. It was so hard to choose our favorite cameos and performances, but we think you'll enjoy these pop culture moments... Parks and Recreation: Obama's cameo in the season six finale proved that we are all Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) when meeting »

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Jude Law Has Seen Your Young Pope Memes and He Loves Them

14 January 2017 11:50 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

HBO's about to get a little more ridiculous this Sunday, and it's all thanks to Jude Law's The Young Pope.  It appears to be Twitter's favorite show, especially since the trailer debuted, giving us a first look at Lenny, the first American pope who also happens to be the youngest pope, and the smokingest pope, and probably the hottest pope to have ever graced the Vatican. The internet has already embraced the limited series with a passion, unleashing a storm of memes that make it hard to even think about taking the drama seriously. Some have compared Lenny to Amy Poehler's "cool mom" from Mean Girls, while others started changing the lyrics to popular songs to reflect what »

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Paper Kite Acquires Film Rights To Ya Novel ‘Moxie’

13 January 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Paper Kite, the production company formed by Amy Poehler and Brooke Posch, has acquired the feature rights to the upcoming Jennifer Mathieu Ya book Moxie. The story follows a 16 year-old girl from a small Texas town who is inspired by her mother's Riot Grrrl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school. The book will be published later this year, on Sept. 19, by Roaring Book Press (an Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group imprint). Paper Kite, the company… »

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Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Banner Acquires Rights to Novel ‘Moxie’

13 January 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Poehler and Brooke Posch’s Paper Kite production banner has acquired the feature rights to the upcoming Jennifer Mathieu book “Moxie.”

The book tells the story of a 16-year-old girl from a small Texas town who is inspired by her mother’s Riot Grrrl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.

“Moxie” will be published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, on Sept. 19, 2017.

“Jennifer writes with a voice so authentic to the teenage experience that it feels like her characters walked straight out of a high school classroom and into the pages of her books,” Roaring Brook Senior Editor Katherine Jacobs, says of Mathieu. “She is poised to become one of the most important writers for young adults working today.”

Paradigm brokered the film deal on behalf of book agent Kerry Sparks at Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary.

Paper Kite is »

- Justin Kroll

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Amy Poehler's Paper Kite Nabs Film Rights to Feminist Ya Book 'Moxie'

13 January 2017 11:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Amy Poehler's and Brooke Posch's production banner Paper Kite has acquired the film rights to Jennifer Mathieu's upcoming feminist Ya book Moxie.

Moxie, which will hit shelves via Roaring Brook Press on Sept. 19, follows a 16-year-old girl from a small Texas town who is inspired by her mother’s Riot Grrrl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school.

The book was previously listed on THR's Rights Available list.

Poehler's and Posch's production banner is behind both the hit series Broad City on Comedy Central and Difficult People on Hulu. The company is repped »

- Rebecca Ford

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Contest: Win A ‘Broad City’ Season 3 Prizepack On DVD

11 January 2017 1:46 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Yasss Kween! Described as “sneak attack feminism” by the Wall Street Journal, “Broad City” is one of the most beloved shows on television, and it’s near and dear to us, too. Created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (both Ucb alum), and executive produced by Amy Poehler, what originally began as a a web series has really blown up for Comedy Central, becoming one of the channel’s flagship shows.

Continue reading Contest: Win A ‘Broad City’ Season 3 Prizepack On DVD at The Playlist. »

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Disney's Magic Camp Begins Shooting with Adam Devine and Gillian Jacobs

10 January 2017 8:54 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production has begun on Disney's Magic Camp, a live-action comedy starring Adam Devine (Workaholics, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Pitch Perfect), Gillian Jacobs (Community, Girls) and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development, Transparent, The Larry Sanders Show) directed by Mark Waters (Bad Santa 2, Mean Girls). The film is shooting on locations in and around Los Angeles and is scheduled for release in 2017.

Tambor plays Roy Preston, the owner of a summer camp for aspiring young magicians and Devine is Andy, a former camper whose flailing career as a magician has forced him to return to the camp as a counselor. Also returning to the camp is Andy's former partner and current nemesis, Darkwood, played by Jacobs, who is now a successful magician. When preparations begin for the end-of-summer magic contest between rival teams of campers, Andy and his team of ragtag misfits must go head »

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Golden Globes: 11 Secrets From Inside the Ballroom

9 January 2017 12:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On TV, the 74th annual Golden Globes played like a never-ending valentine to “La La Land,” which landed seven awards — more than any other film in history. But inside the Beverly Hills ballroom, the three-hour dinner was more like a party on a cruise ship, with drinking, smoking, and lots of selfies. Here are 11 secrets from inside the Golden Globes.

1. How Jimmy Fallon lost the room

The momentum was on the “Tonight Show” host’s side — for all of five minutes. The pre-recorded introduction, which had Fallon belting his own version of a “La La Land” song, kicked off the evening on a high note. But the problem was, Fallon lost the room as soon as he went live and not just because his teleprompter failed. Presiding over the first major Hollywood gathering since Donald Trump’s election as president, Fallon’s political jokes were too soft. The laughter during »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Golden Globes: 11 Secrets From Inside the Ballroom

9 January 2017 12:34 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On TV, the 74th annual Golden Globes doubled as a never-ending valentine to “La La Land,” which landed seven awards — more than any other film in history. But inside the Beverly Hills ballroom, the three-hour dinner was more like a party on a cruise ship, with drinking, smoking, and lots of selfies. Here are 11 secrets from inside the Golden Globes.

1. How Jimmy Fallon lost the room

The momentum was on the “Tonight Show” host’s side — for all of five minutes. The pre-recorded introduction, which had Fallon belting his own version of a “La La Land” song, kicked off the evening on a high note. But the problem was, Fallon lost the room as soon as he went live and not just because his teleprompter failed. Presiding over the first major Hollywood gathering since Donald Trump’s election as president, Fallon’s political jokes were too soft. The laughter during the monologue was more muted than it »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Golden Globes Score 20 Million Viewers

9 January 2017 11:35 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC’s 2017 Golden Globes hauled in 20 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. That’s 1.5 million more than 2016, or up 8 percent year over year. Nice job, Jimmy Fallon. We’ll save you the math: last year, the Ricky Gervais-hosted awards show brought in 18.5 million. In 2015, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler attracted 19.3 million. The 2016 Gervais version landed a 5.5 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, which was down 5 percent from the Fey-Poehler double effort. Fallon’s turn scored a 5.6 rating, 2 percent better than last night. Also Read: Ratings: Green Bay Packers Beat Giants, Golden Globes Read the »

- Tony Maglio

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2017 Golden Globes: Suck-Ups, Movie Stars and Meryl Streep in Rage Mode

9 January 2017 7:23 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Here's to the Golden Globes – what other award show would bring Meryl Streep onstage for a lifetime-achievement tribute and then have the orchestra salute her with Abba's "Mamma Mia"? A perfect moment to sum up everything the Globes stand for: finding the cheese lining in any artistic cloud. That's the saving grace of this dippiest and drunkest of award shows. Nobody cares who wins; all that matters at this TV party is locking the stars up together in the Beverly Hills Hilton, getting them ripped on free booze and »

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Ratings: Golden Globes Tick Up, Deliver a 3-Year Audience High

9 January 2017 7:06 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Per very preliminary overnight numbers, NBC’s broadcast of the Jimmy Fallon-hosted 74th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night delivered 20 million total viewers and a 5.6 demo rating (per finals).

That’s up 8 percent and a tenth from last year, when Ricky Gervais hosted for a fourth, non-consecutive time.

The gala scored its largest audience since 2014 (when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted and delivered 20.9 million viewers).

RelatedDonald Trump Bashes Meryl Streep as ‘Overrated’ in Post-Globes Tirade

Sunday night’s Globes were almost comically dominated on the film side by La La Land, while all but one of the »

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Golden Globes TV Review: Host Jimmy Fallon Flounders On Dull Awards Show

8 January 2017 8:04 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

If anything was needed to prove that the hosting gig of the Golden Globes should permanently belong to either the acerbic Ricky Gervais or the mocking Tina Fey and Amy Poehler or someone in that vein, Jimmy Fallon's floundering fronting of tonight's ceremony sealed that deal. In the first major awards show since Donald Trump was elected President, the Tonight Show host made it clear this is not a job for nice guys as the NBC broadcast started off tepid and politically… »

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Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell Win Golden Globes With Super Depressing Best Animated Film Intro

8 January 2017 6:55 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Why do we not let Kristen Wiig host everything?

Remember when she and Bill Hader somehow one-upped hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler a few years ago? Well, she did it again at tonight's Golden Globes, this time with Steve Carell. The Despicable Me co-stars were on hand to present Best Animated Film and things got hilariously depressing when Wiig asked if Carell remembered the first time he saw an animated film.

Photos: Check Out All the Stars Arriving on the Golden Globes Red Carpet!

"I do, actually. Very well," Carell replied. "It was kind of a big deal. I was six years old and my dad took me to see Fantasia. It was astounding! The music, the spectacle of the whole thing -- it was kind of a life changing experience."

"Yeah," Wiig chimed in. "It's a classic."

"And as we were leaving the theater, there, standing in the lobby, was my mom »

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Golden Globe Awards: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Scores Upset Win

8 January 2017 5:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aaron Taylor-Johnson won the first Golden Globe Award on Sunday, picking up a best supporting actor statue for his work as a criminal psychopath in “Nocturnal Animals.”

His victory was a surprise. Taylor-Johnson beat out the heavily favored Mahershala Ali, who has earned critical love for his work as a sympathetic drug dealer in “Moonlight.”

On the film front, “La La Land,” a musical ode to Los Angeles, is hoping to continue its awards season dominance. The romance stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, both of whom are nominated, and picked p a  leading seven nods.  Other top contenders include”Moonlight,” a coming-of-age drama about an African-American boy struggling with his sexuality, and “Manchester by the Sea,” a tragedy that unfolds in a blue collar community.

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” had the most nominations among television contenders, with five nods. There are also a number of newcomers in contention. »

- Brent Lang

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