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Why Did Time's 2017 Person of the Year Issue Ignore Corey Feldman?

Why Did Time's 2017 Person of the Year Issue Ignore Corey Feldman?
Time Magazine announced their Person of the Year issue earlier this week, with the honor going to the multiple women and men of the Me Too movement, calling them the Silence Breakers. Five women were chosen for the cover while dozens of men and women were interviewed for the cover story, but one voice that's been speaking out about abuse in Hollywood for decades was not included in Time Magazine. Corey Feldman started his Truth Campaign right at the same time as Harvey Weinstein's scandal was beginning to break and the former child actor has been devoting all of his time to bring attention to an underground Hollywood pedophile ring that has abused young actors since at least the 1980s. So why was Feldman left out of the story, he's been breaking the silence for decades.

The Person of the Year issue made big headlines earlier this week and
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Horror Highlights: Filmmakers Jen & Sylvia Soska Featured on Special Episode of Shudder’s The Core, 68 Kill Blu-ray / DVD, Paperbacks From Hell Event

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Filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka The Twisted Twins, take center stage as the latest guests on Shudder's new show The Core, hosted by Mickey Keating, and in today's Horror Highlights we also have a look at Scream Factory's Blu-ray / DVD release of Trent Haaga's 68 Kill and details on a live event for Grady Hendrix's Paperbacks from Hell.

Jen and Sylvia Soska Guest Star on The Core: "Today, Shudder releases the latest episode of The Core with host Mickey Keating and special guests The Soska Sisters. Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska also known as The Soska Sisters or The Twisted Twins, are Canadian twin sisters who work together as film directors, producers and screenwriters.

Whether it's a demo on head explosions, or a primer on avoiding predictable jump scares, The Core busts open the traditional talk show and plays with its guts. Host Mickey Keating (Carnage Park,
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'Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers' Recap: Who is the Secret Double Agent?

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'Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers' Recap: Who is the Secret Double Agent?
Last time on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, Dr. Mike made a big move by playing his idol at tribal council, but it seemed to have no actual effect on the game. That was a confusing tribal council, and in the end, Cole was voted out, much to Ben's delight. 

This episode of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, "Buy One, Get One Free," once again has everyone wondering who is loyal, and who is just making a play to get further in the game. There are nine tribe members left, and the two remaining Healers, Joe and Dr. Mike, are clearly in danger.
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Retired NBA Player Jason Collins Recounts Coming Out Experience

Coming out and its impact on the sports industry was a career-defining moment, said Jason Collins, retired NBA Player and the first openly gay man to play in the NBA, at an event on Tuesday.

The Aarp event, hosted in collaboration with Sage and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Lgbt Affairs, brought together members of the Lgbt community, along with community organizations and local stakeholders, to discuss cross-cultural competence and challenges the Lgbt community often faces.

Attendees spoke out about the importance of cultural sensitivity and diversity inclusion during the roundtable discussion moderated by Terri Clark, SAGECare Trainer.

“Although members of the Lgbt community have many things in common, we also have aspects of our identities that join us to other cultures and communities,” stated Terri Clark, SAGECare Trainer. “Folks attended because they want to connect and learn about the diversity within our Lgbt communities and believe they
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Celebrities Rally Against The Cruel Fur Trade

Ahead of the international day of action ‘Fur Free Friday’ on November 24th (Black Friday), comedian Sara Pascoe and actor Peter Egan have joined ranks with a growing number of celebrities backing a campaign by Animal Defenders International (Adi) to end the cruel fur trade.

Peter Egan said: “Don’t be fooled, fur is far from humane. Trapped in tiny cages, the animals endure a terrible life, and death. Please, never support this cruel industry. Join Adi and make a difference.”

Sara Pascoe said: “With so many alternatives to fur available, no animal need suffer. Using the real thing is cruel and unnecessary. Please join me and Adi in supporting the designers whose fabrics, but not principles, are fake.”

Since the launch of Adi’s shocking films ‘A Lifetime’ about the brutal short lives of two foxes, brothers Borys and Eryk, and ‘Never Humane’ exposing inhumane killing on a Polish fur farm,
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Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 1: Early Sales & Black Friday Finds

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Happy start of the holiday season, dear readers! It’s time once again for Daily Dead’s fifth annual Holiday Gift Guide, where this writer hopes to save you some money as you shop for all the horror lovers in your life (or maybe you’re looking to spoil yourself, too, which is totally cool) over the coming weeks. For our first day of the 2017 Hgg, we’re going to take a look at a ton of Black Friday deals coming this week, and some sites have already begun their sales, so you may be able to get a jump start on those gift lists even now.

And since there are a bunch of sales and deals that have yet to be announced, be sure to check back right here on Daily Dead this Friday for more Black Friday deals and many more gift ideas perfect for genre enthusiasts and the like.
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Cinelinx Gaming Christmas Gift Guide (2017)

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It’s that time of year again when the weather gets cold, and the Christmas decorating/shopping has begun. If you have movie lovers, gamers, or nerds in general, on your shopping list the Cinelinx team is here to help you find the perfect gift with our annual gift guides. Come inside for links to the best gaming related gifts you can find!

Today brings us to our Christmas gift guide for gamers. Our contributors have come up with some cool shopping ideas for you to pick up for friends/family, or even add to your own wishlist. If you’re looking for movie specific gifts, be sure to check out our Movie Guide, or our Geek Guide for everything else!

Who doesn't need some of their very own gaming T-Shirts from our own team?

Jordan

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headphones

Nintendo Switch

Super Mario Chain Chomp Desk Lamp

New Nintendo
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Quentin Tarantino and the Fate of ‘#9’: 6 Questions Studios Should Ask Before Signing Hollywood’s Hottest Free Agent

Quentin Tarantino and the Fate of ‘#9’: 6 Questions Studios Should Ask Before Signing Hollywood’s Hottest Free Agent
What studios are willing to bid to win the newest Tarantino movie is staggering: an upfront agreement to a $100 million production budget, first-dollar returns, and final cut. At a time when even $35 million for an original action film like “Baby Driver” is considered a gamble, this is unprecedented.

The reason is self evident: What Tarantino can do is otherwise missing from American filmmaking. He only directs his own scripts and has never made a sequel, but his films are global events. Tarantino remains one of the only directors whose original films can rake in two-to-one foreign-to-domestic box office returns.

Read More:Quentin Tarantino Receiving Wild Pitches From Studios to Buy New Movie, From Classic Cars to Mock Posters

Still, the studios’ dog-and-pony shows are odd. So many people associated with Harvey Weinstein were victims of his abuse, tainted by their association with the apparent serial rapist, or left in the wreckage at 99 Hudson Street.
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Will & Grace Recap: Maid Service

Will & Grace Recap: Maid Service
Warning: The following contains spoilers for the fall finale of Will & Grace.

Adios, Rosario. As the promos for Thursday’s Will & Grace had so heavily hinted, Karen’s maid, sparring partner and mother figure didn’t survive the fall finale.

Sure, “Rosario’s Quinceanera” started off frisky and funny, with Karen assuming that, since her cleaning lady had gone Awol, it must be “Maids Eat Free Day at Applebee’s” or something. And when Rosario finally phoned, her boss turned the snark up to 11, warning that she’d “better be in the hospital.” The thing was, she was — she’d had a heart attack!
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Ratings: World Series Game 1 Tops Tuesday, Down Sharply From 2016

Ratings: World Series Game 1 Tops Tuesday, Down Sharply From 2016
Fox coverage of the World Series Game 1 between the Dodgers and Astros delivered 15 million total viewers, down 23 percent from last year’s opening of the Fall Classic (Cubs/Indians).

The game instead was more on par with 2015’s Game 1 between the Mets and Royals.

With a 3.9 demo rating, the ballgame easily dominated the night in the demo as well.

Elsewhere:

ABC | Kevin (Probably) Saves the World drew 2.87 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, slipping 13 percent in audience while steady in the demo. Among the network’s two-hour sitcom block, The Middle (5.8 mil/1.3), Fresh Off the Boat (4.2 mil/1.1) , black-ish
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The Flash Recap: One Return, One Good-Bye and One Surprise [Spoiler]

The Flash Recap: One Return, One Good-Bye and One Surprise [Spoiler]
This week on The Flash, luck came in many forms as a meta with some very good juju brought bad times to Barry & Co.

PhotosQuotes of the Week From The Flash, Legends and More

As chronicled by The Thinker’s opening voiceover, Rebecca/Becky Sharpe (played by my new crush Sugar Lyn Beard) was a casino dealer who throughout life suffered myriad indignities — having a MySpace page in the year 2017 apparently among them. Her status as a self-described jinx was changed one day, however, when fresh from being canned she hot-footed it in fishnets to catch a life-changing bus ride.
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Women and Hollywood Announces 10th Anniversary Trailblazer Award Winners

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot on the set “Wonder Woman”: Warner Bros. Entertainment and THR

Women and Hollywood is honored to share the recipients of the Trailblazer Awards, which will be given out during our upcoming 10th Anniversary events in New York and Los Angeles.

The New York Trailblazer Awardees are directors Amma Asante (“Belle,” “Where Hands Touch”), Julie Dash (“Daughters of the Dust,” “Queen Sugar”), and Julie Taymor (“The Lion King,” “Frida”) as well as producer and GameChanger Films president Mynette Louie and HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins. They will be honored October 17 at the Time Warner Center in NYC.

Our Los Angeles Trailblazers include directors Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman,” “Monster”), Haifaa al-Mansour (“Wadjda,” “Mary Shelley”), and Angela Robinson (“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” “D.E.B.S.”). Director Leah Meyerhoff (“I Believe in Unicorns”) is being honored for founding Film Fatales. Other honorees include the Aclu; Melissa Goodman, Audrey Irmas director of the Lgbtq, Gender and Reproductive Justice Project at Aclu of SoCal, and ​Lenora Lapidus, Director of the Women’s Rights Project at the Aclu, will be accepting. And the founder of the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative, Dr. Stacy L. Smith, will also be recognized. They will receive their awards on October 25 at the ArcLight Theatre in Hollywood.

These are women who through their work, their voice, and/or their activism have been a part of raising the level of conversation on gender equality, stepping up the advocacy drumbeat, and paving the way for their female peers and colleagues.

To find out more about the Trailblazers, check out their bios below. And, remember, tickets are still available for our anniversary events in NY on October 17 and in La on October 25.

Amma Asante

Amma Asante, MBE is a multi-award winning writer and director who won a BAFTA for her first film, A Way of Life. This made Asante the first Black female director to win a BAFTA Film Award for writing and directing a film. Her next film, Belle, drew widespread critical acclaim, and saw Asante named one of CNN’s Leading Women of 2014, as well as being named by Variety as one of their 10 Directors to watch. In 2016, her film A United Kingdom was released and its European Premiere saw Asante celebrated as the first Black female director to open the BFI London Film Festival in its 60-year history. This year Asante was named an MBE by Queen Elizabeth on the 2017 Birthday Honour’s list, for services to film as a writer and director. Asante is currently in post-production on her next film, Where Hands Touch. The film, inspired by historical events, is set in 1944 Germany and follows the plight of a young girl of color attempting to survive under Nazi rule.

Julie Dash

Twenty-six years ago, filmmaker Julie Dash broke through racial and gender boundaries with her Sundance award-winning film (Best Cinematography) Daughters of the Dust, and she became the first African American woman to have a wide theatrical release of her feature film. In 2004, The Library of Congress placed Daughters of the Dust in the National Film Registry where it joins a select group of American films preserved and protected as national treasures by the Librarian of Congress. Dash is the only African American woman with a feature film that has been inducted into the National Film Registry. She is the recent recipient of the New York Film Critics Special Award, the 2017 Robert Smalls Merit and Achievement Award, and the Visionary Award from Women in Film, Washington, D.C. Dash is currently a Distinguished Professor of Art at Spelman College. She recently directed multiple episodes of the award-winning dramatic series, Queen Sugar, Season 2, created and produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, for Own Television.

Mynette Louie

Mynette Louie is a New York-based film producer and the president of Gamechanger Films, the first equity fund to exclusively finance narrative features directed by women. Gamechanger’s films include Natalia Garagiola’s Hunting Season (Venice Critics’ Week 2017), Lauren Wolkstein & Christopher Radcliff’s The Strange Ones (SXSW 2017), Sarah Adina Smith’s Buster’s Mal Heart (Tiff 2016), and So Yong Kim’s Lovesong (Sundance 2016, 2017 Independent Spirit Award nominee), among others. Louie won the 2013 Independent Spirit Piaget Producers Award and was named one of Ted Hope’s “21 Brave Thinkers of Truly Free Film” and one of Indiewire’s “100 Filmmakers to Follow on Twitter.” She is on the Board of Directors of Film Independent and serves as an advisor to the Sundance Institute, SXSW, Ifp, and A3 Asian American Artists Foundation.

Sheila Nevins

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Sheila Nevins is president, HBO Documentary Films, responsible for overseeing the development and production of all documentaries for HBO, HBO2, and Cinemax. As an executive producer or producer, she has received 32 Primetime Emmy Awards, 34 News and Documentary Emmys, and 42 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries have gone on to win 26 Academy Awards, the most recent of which was A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness in 2016. Nevins has been honored with several prestigious career achievement awards including, most recently, the 2009 Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She has supervised the production of more than 1,000 documentary programs for HBO. Nevins is the bestselling author of You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales, published by Flatiron Books.

Julie Taymor

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Julie Taymor became the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, and won a Tony for Best Costumes, for her landmark production of The Lion King. The Lion King has gone on to become the most successful stage musical of all time: 24 global productions have been seen by more than 90 million people. Her credits also include Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Green Bird, and Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass (five Tony nominations). She directed the play Grounded, and completed a cinematic version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filmed during the production at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. Film credits include Titus, Frida, Across the Universe, and The Tempest. Operas include Oedipus Rex, The Flying Dutchman, Salome, The Magic Flute, and Grendel, composed by Elliot Goldenthal. Taymor is a recipient of the 1991 MacArthur Genius Award and a 2015 inductee into the Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement. She is currently in rehearsals for a revival of M Butterfly starring Clive Owen on Broadway.

Melissa Goodman

Melissa Goodman conducts legal and policy advocacy concerning Lgbtq rights, reproductive rights, gender equality, and the rights of people with HIV. Goodman leads the Aclu SoCal’s advocacy to end discrimination against women directors and increase inclusive hiring in Hollywood, to protect the rights of transgender students and adults, to expand access to quality and confidential reproductive healthcare, to increase protections for working parents, to end bias and over-policing and over-incarceration of Lgbtq people, and to improve healthcare for incarcerated women.

​Lenora Lapidus

Lenora Lapidus litigates gender discrimination cases in courts throughout the country, engages in public policy advocacy, and speaks on gender equity issues in the media and to the public. Her work focuses on economic justice, educational equity, ending gender-based violence, and women in the criminal justice system. Along with Melissa Goodman of the Aclu of Southern CA, she urged the Eeoc to investigate the low number of women hired by studios to be directors for film and television. Lapidus has received several fellowships and awards, including 21 Leaders for the 21st Century from Women’s eNews and the Wasserstein Fellowship for outstanding public interest lawyers from Harvard Law School.

Patty Jenkins

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Patty Jenkins is a writer and director best known for directing Warner Bros. and DC ComicsWonder Woman, her debut feature Monster, based on the life of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos, and helming the pilot episode of AMC’s hit show The Killing. Monster was named by AFI as one of its Ten Best Films of the Year. Jenkins garnered a number of awards and nominations, including winning Best First Feature at the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards. She went on to direct many commercials and TV programs including the pilot and finale episode for AMC’s The Killing, for which she received an Emmy nomination, and won the DGA award for best dramatic directing. Jenkins directed several other pilots and episodes including Fox’s Arrested Development and HBO’s Entourage. She was nominated for an Emmy for a segment of Lifetime’s Five, an anthology about breast cancer.

In 2017, Jenkins broke the record for biggest grossing live-action film directed by a woman, domestic and worldwide, with Wonder Woman. The film simultaneously smashed box office records and received critical acclaim and it has grossed a worldwide total of more than $820 million to date. ​

Haifaa al-Mansour

Haifaa al-Mansour is the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and is regarded as one of its most significant cinematic figures. She studied comparative literature at the American University in Cairo and completed a Master’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Sydney. The success of her 2005 documentary Women Without Shadows influenced a new wave of Saudi filmmakers and made the issue of opening cinemas in the Kingdom front-page news. At home, her work is both praised and vilified for encouraging discussion on taboo issues and for penetrating the wall of silence surrounding the sequestered lives of Saudi women. Wadjda, al-Mansour’s feature debut, is the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first by a female director. The film received wide critical acclaim after its premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival and established al-Mansour as an important talent emerging from the Arab World. She recently published a novelization of the film titled The Green Bicycle for Penguin publishing group. Her latest film, Mary Shelley, starring Elle Fanning and based on the life of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Leah Meyerhoff

Leah Meyerhoff is an award-winning filmmaker whose debut narrative feature film I Believe in Unicorns was released theatrically in 2015 after premiering at SXSW, winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival and additional awards from Woodstock Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, First Time Fest, Tribeca Film Institute, Ifp, Nyu, and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Meyerhoff is also the founder of Film Fatales, a female filmmaker organization based in New York with dozens of local chapters around the world. Film Fatales is a global community of women feature film and television directors who meet regularly to mentor each other, share resources, collaborate on projects, and build a supportive environment in which to get their films made and seen. Founded in 2013, Film Fatales actively supports over 500 women directors in New York and Los Angeles, and hundreds more in a dozen sister cities across Europe, North America, Australia, and Africa.

Angela Robinson

Angela Robinson is a filmmaker who explores and exposes the breadth and complexity of humanity in an extensive body of work across both film and television. Filtering her storytelling through the multi-faceted prism of identity, Robinson uses the power of her unique voice to intelligently and empathetically bring compelling, intersectional stories — specifically those of women, people of color, and Lgbtq individuals — to the mainstream in a way that is entertaining, emotional, and thought-provoking. Most recently, Robinson wrote and directed Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, the origin story behind one of the world’s most famous superheroes, Wonder Woman.

Moving fluidly between film and television, Robinson has an overall deal with ABC Television Studios and recently served as a Consulting Producer on ABC’s hit series “How to Get Away with Murder.” She is in development on a series exploring the intersecting lives of Golden Age stars Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.

Stacy L. Smith, Ph.D.

Stacy L. Smith is the Founder and Director of the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative, the leading think tank globally studying issues of inequality in entertainment. Mdsc research focuses on inclusion in film, television, and digital media and all facets of the music industry. Dr. Smith has written over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and reports on media content patterns and effects. She was the principal investigator of the Card report, examining Hollywood’s hiring practices on screen, behind the camera, and in the executive ranks across the major media companies and digital distribution platforms. Dr. Smith speaks routinely on issues of inequality. She has given a Ted Talk and spoken at the United Nations, the White House, Sundance Film Festival, Promax, and Lunafest. Dr. Smith’s work was the basis for the EPiX docuseries, 4%: Film’s Gender Problem.

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Jennifer Garner Channels Her Inner 'Band Geek' While Back in Texas for College Football Game -- Watch!

Jennifer Garner Channels Her Inner 'Band Geek' While Back in Texas for College Football Game -- Watch!
You can take the girl out of the marching band, but you can't take marching band out of the girl!

Jennifer Garner attended Texas A&M's game against Alabama in College Station, Texas, on Saturday, and couldn't help cheering for the band during half time.

"Once a band geek, always a band geek," she wrote in the caption. 

She also gave a shout out to her dad, William, a Texas A&M alum, after thanking the school for hosting her and her family. "Thank you @tamu for the best family weekend. #mydadsanaggie #gigem."

Garner has been living her best life since joining Instagram back last month, sharing tons of fun moments and cute pics. From laughing about Hamilton after a dentist appointment, to sharing her secret to getting in "action lady" shape, it seems the 45-year-old is loving her new platform.

Related: Jennifer Garner Shares Makeup-Free Selfie After Having a 'Yes Day'

The mom of three
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‘The Foreigner’ Soundtrack: Listen to an Exclusive Track From Cliff Martinez’s Score

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‘The Foreigner’ Soundtrack: Listen to an Exclusive Track From Cliff Martinez’s Score
Cliff Martinez is as consistent as he is prolific. The composer has scored everything from “The Neon Demon” and “The Knick” to “War Dogs” and “Rough Night” in the last few years; he most recently handled the music for the Jackie Chan thriller “The Foreigner.” IndieWire can exclusively premiere the new track “I Wouldn’t Count On It.” Listen below.

Read More:‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents

Anyone familiar with Martinez’s electronic soundscapes will instantly recognize his distinct vibe, which vacillates between hypnotic and unsettling. “The Foreigner” is is based on Stephen Leather’s novel “The Chinaman” and stars Chan as a restaurateur who sets out on a quest for vengeance after his daughter is killed in an Ira attack.

Read More:‘American Made’ Trailer: Tom Cruise is a Drug Smuggler Turned CIA Informant in Wild True Story

Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale,
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Why ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Creator Picked Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’ to End the Season

Why ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Creator Picked Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’ to End the Season
It was the final gut punch delivered in Season 1 of “The Handmaid’s Tale:” Tom Petty’s “American Girl” thundering out as Elisabeth Moss’ Offred faced an uncertain future with a defiant smile.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” is just one instance of classic Petty tunes punctuating pivotal scenes in movies and TV series. The musician, who died Monday at the age of 66, had a knack for capturing the essence of people, places and emotions in a plain-spoken way that made them a perfect accent for narrative storytelling.

“American Girl” was one of the songs on the playlist in the ear of “Handmaid’s Tale” executive producer Bruce Miller as he wrote the first episode of the Hulu drama series more than a year ago. Miller has been a fan of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for years, but it was his kids who more recently reminded him of the musician’s canon.

“They
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Hear Some of the Best Tom Petty Cover Songs By Musicians Who Revered Him

Hear Some of the Best Tom Petty Cover Songs By Musicians Who Revered Him
Good cover songs tell you a lot, not just about the person taking on the tunes but the original artist who created them.

It takes a lot of chutzpah to out your own spin on music that has hit the zeitgeist, mega-hits that everyone knows and loves, but often, it's to show respect for the musicians who've come before. It's about performers taking on the music that has touched their souls, affected the way they craft their own songs or inspired them to pursue musical careers when most would say that's a crazy thing to do. It's honoring those who've come before you.

Rock music icon and American legend Tom Petty -- who died Monday night at age 66 -- is one of those artists whose music has been covered time and time again. His music has seamlessly crossed generations, going to the core of what it means to be an American guy and girl figuring out their
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Relive Some of the Best Tom Petty Cover Songs By Musicians Who Revered Him

Relive Some of the Best Tom Petty Cover Songs By Musicians Who Revered Him
Good cover songs tell you a lot, not just about the person taking on the tunes but the original artist who created them.

It takes a lot of chutzpah to out your own spin on music that has hit the zeitgeist, mega-hits that everyone knows and loves, but often, it's to show respect for the musicians who've come before. It's about performers taking on the music that has touched their souls, affected the way they craft their own songs or inspired them to pursue musical careers when most would say that's a crazy thing to do. It's honoring those who've come before you.

Rock music icon and American legend Tom Petty -- who died Monday night at age 66 -- is one of those artists whose music has been covered time and time again. His music has seamlessly crossed generations, going to the core of what it means to be an American guy and girl figuring out their
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Rock Legend Tom Petty Dead at 66 After Massive Cardiac Arrest

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Rock Legend Tom Petty Dead at 66 After Massive Cardiac Arrest
Tom Petty died Monday of a cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, People confirms. He was 66.

Petty’s longtime manager released a statement to People, saying, “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40p.m. Pt surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

Petty, the hitmaker behind rock classics like “American Girl” and “Free Falin’,” was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home, TMZ initially reported. Law enforcement officials told the outlet that the music legend was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support and his pulse returned. Later the decision was reportedly made to remove him from life support after it was found that he was lacking brain activity.
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Tom Petty Suffers Cardiac Arrest at Age 66

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2017-10-02T14:30:15-07:00Tom Petty Suffers Cardiac Arrest at Age 66

Musician Tom Petty appeared to have suffered a full cardiac arrest at his home in California on Monday afternoon, and many media outlets announced that he had died. Later in the afternoon, the reports were clarified to point out that Petty had been removed from life support but was still alive at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Petty is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and his songs have been a part of many film soundtracks, including those of The Silence of the Lambs and Jerry Maguire.

Via Huffington Post.

Update: 5:00 p.m. Et ― Multiple outlets have cited sources claiming that Tom Petty has died. TMZ has updated its story to state that Petty has been taken off life support on a do not resuscitate order but has not yet died. A rep for
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Rock Legend Tom Petty Dead After Full Cardiac Arrest at Age 66: Report

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Rock Legend Tom Petty Dead After Full Cardiac Arrest at Age 66: Report
Tom Petty died Monday of a cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, CBS News confirms. He was 66.

Petty, the hitmaker behind rock classics like “American Girl” and “Free Falin’,” was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night after suffering a full cardiac arrest, TMZ reported. Law enforcement officials told the outlet that the music legend was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support and his pulse returned. Later the decision was reportedly made to remove him from life support after it was found that he was lacking brain activity.

Los Angeles
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