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Oscar Pre-Parties 2017: Inside Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, Chanel, Bulgari & More

25 February 2017 1:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There is always a lot to celebrate during Oscar week, but many of this year’s special occasions toasted to something in particular: a historical year for Oscar nominations by the Academy. Diversity and inclusion was front and center for celebrations throughout the week, from Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree, to Common’s pre-Oscar dinner (pictured above), to African-American publications Ebony and Essence toasting to black Hollywood at their respective fetes. 

Women were also a part of the conversation. While the landmark moment for people of color was applauded, the ladies in the industry were still pushing for progress at the Women in Film’s annual cocktail reception, which sprinkled in motivational speeches from Brie Larson and Meryl Streep with the hors d’oeuvres.

Take a peek inside this year’s pre-Oscar celebratory gatherings below:

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Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree:

Progress, not politics, was what »

- Variety Staff

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eOne, Olive Productions strike first-look deal

22 February 2017 7:09 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur’s company credits include recent Berlinale premiere Final Portrait.

The entertainment titan will serve as the studio and will control worldwide rights to television projects produced from the new partnership, which expands eOne Television’s roster of creative partnerships with renowned talent.

New York-based Olive produces an eclectic array of TV projects, fiction and documentary features.

Recent Olive Productions projects include Final Portrait (pictured), which Tucci wrote and directed and stars Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer.

The slate includes Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut Paint It Black starring Janet McTeer and Alia Shawkat, which Imagination is set to release in May; Check It, a documentary about an African-American gay street gang directed by Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor; Submission, based on the Francine Prose novel; and Blue Angel, written and directed by Richard Levine and starring Tucci, Addison Timlin and Kyra Sedgwick.

Olive is lining up a New York-based feature »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Jake Gyllenhaal Joins Joaquin Phoenix in ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ Oscar Isaac Will Run ‘The Garbo Network’ & More

13 February 2017 1:22 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With four films likely premiering (or already set for a release) this year, Jake Gyllenhaal has now found his next role. The Enemy star is set to join Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly for The Sisters Brothers, according to Variety. The latest film from Palme d’Or-winner Jacques Audiard (DheepanA ProphetRust and Bone), the neo-noir western is an adaptation of the novel by the same name from Patrick DeWitt, which centers on two brothers (Riley and Phoenix) who are hired to kill a man. This will be Audiard’s first full English-language film and as for Gyllenhaal, following last fall’s Nocturnal Animals, he’ll have LifeStrongerWildlife, and Okja all arriving this year.

Meanwhile, another top Hollywood star, Oscar Isaac, has joined the cast of a new World War II thriller titled The Garbo Network. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the espionage tale penned by »

- Mike Mazzanti

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‘Green Room’ Director Jeremy Saulnier Lines Up Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard & Riley Keough For ‘Hold The Dark’

13 February 2017 9:21 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s always great to see a talented, young filmmaker ascend the ladder, especially one as deserving as Jeremy Saulnier. The director broke out in a big way at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section in 2013 with his lacerating sophomore film “Blue Ruin.” Hollywood took notice and for his follow-up, the critically-acclaimed “Green Room” — a brutal and stress-inducing thriller — he bagged an impressive cast that included Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, and frequent collaborator Macon Blair.

Continue reading ‘Green Room’ Director Jeremy Saulnier Lines Up Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard & Riley Keough For ‘Hold The Dark’ at The Playlist. »

- Edward Davis

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Richard Linklater, Sam Rockwell and More Join Ethan Hawke’s Music Biopic ‘Blaze’

10 February 2017 3:08 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ethan Hawke’s upcoming film, “Blaze,” has just added a number of actors to its already impressive lineup, including “Boyhood” director himself Richard Linklater. Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Hawke will be joining Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Sybil Rosen, Charlie Sexton, and Josh Hamilton in the music biopic based on singer and songwriter Blaze Foley.

Co-written, produced and directed by Hawke, the film is based on Sybil Rosen’s memoir ‘Living in the Woods in a Tree.’ It follows the life of the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. Dickey will star as the musician, Shawkat plays Rosen and Rosen portrays her own mother.

Rosen, who co-wrote the film with Hawke, was Blaze’s real, life-long love and their passionate affair is said to form the narrative spine of the film.

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- Liz Calvario

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Sam Rockwell, Richard Linklater join Ethan Hawke directing debut

10 February 2017 2:21 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Additional cast of the country & western drama Blaze include Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Hawke himself.

The previously announced line-up on Blaze includes newcomer Ben Dickey in the title role alongside Alia Shawkat, Sybil Rosen, Charlie Sexton and Josh Hamilton.

Hawke co-wrote, produced and recently wrapped principal photography in Louisiana and Mississippi on the feature.

Blaze is based on Sybil Rosen’s memoir Living In The Woods In A Tree about Blaze Foley, a song-writing legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.

Hawke and his wife Ryan produce via their Under The Influence label with Jake Seal and John Sloss for‎Cinetic Media. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Bruce Springsteen Speaks Out Against President Trump's 'Travel Ban,' Calls Executive Order 'Un-American'

30 January 2017 1:41 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Bruce Springsteen is just the latest celebrity to express disapproval over President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The legendary singer, 67, addressed the situation during a concert in Adelaide, Australia, on Monday.

Watch: Bikers Rescue Stranded Motorcyclist Who Turns Out to Be Bruce Springsteen

"Tonight we want to add our voices to the thousands of Americans who are protesting at airports around our country the Muslim ban and the detention of foreign nationals and refugees," the Grammy winner said. "America is a nation of immigrants and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American."

In addition to the visa ban, Trump's order will also suspend the refugee resettlement program for 120 days. The State Department's website defines a refugee as "someone who has fled from his or her home country and cannot return because he or she has a well-founded fear of persecution based on religion, race, nationality, political »

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Red-carpet​ ​rebels: why trousers for women are a political act

30 January 2017 10:44 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Evan Rachel Wood at the SAG awards and Alia Shawkat at a Harper’s Bazaar party have revived a trend trailblazed by Barbra Streisand and Jane Fonda in the 60s and 70s

Red carpet fashion is not fashion as we know it. It does not adhere to seasonal trends, nor attempt to make arch statements. Shifts in silhouette occur at a glacial pace. Since the 1930s the dominant look has either been that of a Disney princess – skirt puffed out with tulle to emphasise a tiny waist – or something long, slinky and draped. The only true recent development has been the rise of cut-outs on dresses, putting on show sections of the body that were previously hidden by corsetry and thus necessitate new descriptors, such as the side boob and the prime rib.

But while the headline trends of awards season so far have been pretty typical – sequins, tulle and »

- Hannah Marriott

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Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi Not Attending Oscars After President Donald Trump's Immigration Ban

30 January 2017 7:23 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Asghar Farhadi's film, The Salesman, is up for an Oscar this year, but the Iranian director will not be in attendance.

Farhadi tells The New York Times that he had planned on attending the Academy Awards on Feb. 26, but changed his mind after President Donald Trump declared a visa ban for citizens from Iran and several other predominantly Muslim countries. "It now seems that the possibility of this presence is being accompanied by ifs and buts which are in no way acceptable to me even if exceptions were to be made for my trip," he says, further explaining why he's skipping the Oscars.

Watch: Kim and Khloe Kardashian Speak Out Against the Immigration Ban While On Vacation

Since he will not be attending the awards ceremony, Farhadi instead shares a statement, expressing how he feels about the immigration ban, which he refers to as an "us and them mentality."

"For years on »

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Gigi And Bella Hadid Protest Immigration Ban In Streets Of NYC

30 January 2017 5:09 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Gigi and Bella Hadid are used to strutting their stuff on the runway, but on Sunday, the supermodel sisters stepped out on the streets of New York City for a very meaningful cause. More: Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Chloe Grace Moretz and More Join Immigration Ban Protests at Lax and JFK The Hadids were spotted […] »

- Rachel West

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Gigi and Bella Hadid Protest Immigration Ban in Streets of NYC

30 January 2017 1:34 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Gigi and Bella Hadid are used to strutting their stuff on the runway, but on Sunday, the supermodel sisters stepped out on the streets of New York City for a very meaningful cause.

More: Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Chloe Grace Moretz and More Join Immigration Ban Protests at Lax and JFK

The Hadids were spotted marching in the “No Ban, No Wall” protest in Manhattan, speaking out against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban and plans to build a wall on the Mexican border.

Bella, clad in high-waited jeans and a white turtleneck sweater, and Gigi, rocking cropped jeans and a bright red jacket, carried a sign that read: “We Are All Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Atheists, Christians, Jews,” which was arranged to highlight the word “Humans.”

The recent ban targeting immigrants from some Middle Eastern countries, which many have criticized for singling out Muslims, is one close to the sisters’ hearts. The pair’s »

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Emma Stone and Jonah Hill's Sweet 'Superbad' Moment and 6 Other Epic Reunions at the 2017 SAG Awards

29 January 2017 11:59 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

This year's Screen Actors Guild Awards was a night of passion, politics, emotions, surprises and even some awesome cast reunions! Here are some of our favorite moments where former co-stars reconnected during the night's star-studded show.

1. Superbad

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After Emma Stone's super sweet (but nervous) acceptance speech left her a bit frazzled, her Superbad co-star Jonah Hill couldn't help but laugh as he escorted her backstage with a comforting arm around her shoulder.

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2. The Help

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Stone also reunited with her former The Help co-star, Octavia Spencer, while Bryce Dallas Howard and Viola Davis were all smiles as they posed together on the red carpet.

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Watch: Taraji P. Henson Brings Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae to Tears With 'Hidden Figures' SAG Awards Speech

3. Arrested Development

Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor and Alia Shawkat -- who starred as Buster Bluth, George (and Oscar »

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Alia Shawkat Issues Arabic Greeting While Presenting at the SAG Awards

29 January 2017 7:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Alia Shawkat is not a fan of President Trump’s immigration ban — and she subtly expressed her opposition at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The Search Party actress presented at the awards show Sunday, and briefly issued a greeting in Arabic.

“Assalamu alaikum,” Shawkat said, uttering a phrase roughly translates to “greetings” or “peace be with you.”

“Like many of our nominees here tonight, we represent people who have come from other cultures, and that’s a real fact,” she continued, in a seemingly veiled reference to Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway’s instantly infamous “alternative facts” quote.

Her comments come »

- Tiare Dunlap

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Wins SAG Award For Best Ensemble In a Comedy Series

29 January 2017 5:21 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tonight at the SAG Awards, “Orange is the New Black” beat out all other comers for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The ensemble cast includes Uzo Aduba, Alan Aisenberg, Danielle Brooks, Blair Brown, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Beth Dover, Kimiko Glenn, Annie Golden, Laura Gómez, Diane Guerrero, Michael J. Harney, Brad William Henke, Vicky Jeudy, Julie Lake, Selenis Leyva, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, James McMenamin, Adrienne C. Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Emma Myles, Matt Peters, Lori Petty, Jessica Pimentel, Dascha Polanco, Laura Prepon, Jolene Purdy, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Nick Sandow, Abigail Savage, Taylor Schilling, Constance Shulman, Dale Soules, Yael Stone, Lin Tucci, and Samira Wiley.

Read More: ‘Orange is the New Black’ Cast Speaks Out Against Hollywood’s Low Standards for Women in Fiery SAG Sizzle Reel

There was some tough competition to be had in this category, with veteran “The Big Bang Theory” having been nominated six times with no wins, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Chloe Grace Moretz and More Join Immigration Ban Protests at Lax and JFK

29 January 2017 2:06 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Celebrities are showing up and speaking out!

As crowds gathered at international airports across the country over the weekend to protest President Donald Trump's executive order to ban more than 130 million people from the United States, including legal permanent residents and refugees, celebrities were quick to join and add their voices.

Watch: Sophia Bush, Miley Cyrus, Sia and More Respond to President Donald Trump's Immigration Ban

Among the few hundred peaceful protesters Et saw gathered at Lax on Saturday included Search Party star Alia Shawkat and Gaycation host Ellen Page. The actresses, who worked together in the 2009 film Whip It, walked with protesters on a permitted march through the international departures terminal and chanted along with the crowd, while Shawkat carried a sign.

The 27-year-old Shawkat, whose father emigrated from Iraq, used her social media presence to urge supporters to join the protest and repeat one of the popular chants: "Lax Come!" she tweeted »

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Peak TV Treasure: Search Party

25 January 2017 5:10 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Do you feel like you’ve been Peak TV’d? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems amid the current embarrassment of small-screen riches.

Series | Search Party

Network | TBS

Created By | Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer), Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers

Number Of Episodes | 10

Episode Length | 30 mins.

Related Cable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

Premise | When a young woman named Chantal goes missing, one of her college acquaintances, »

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‘Arrested Development’ Plotting Another High Concept Storyline For Season 5

24 January 2017 1:42 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Once upon a time, “Arrested Development” was a little gem on Fox that nobody was watching, but managed enough cult appeal to last three seasons before being yanked. While the series itself was ambitiously plotted, what made it work so well was quite simple: strong writing coupled with great performances and chemistry from Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, Portia de Rossi and Alia Shawkat.

Continue reading ‘Arrested Development’ Plotting Another High Concept Storyline For Season 5 at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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SAG Awards Presenters: Rashida Jones, Steven Yeun, ‘Stranger Things’ Cast & Others Join

23 January 2017 3:24 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard are set as presenters for Sunday’s SAG Awards, along with Sophia Bush, Common, Rashida Jones, Alia Shawkat, Steven Yeun and SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris. They join a roster that already includes nominees Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Lucas Hedges, Taraji P. Henson, Brie Larson, Janelle Monáe, Viggo Mortensen and Octavia Spencer. Also on the list: Jane Fon… »

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SAG Awards Presenters: Rashida Jones, Steven Yeun, ‘Stranger Things’ Cast & Others Join

23 January 2017 3:24 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard are set as presenters for Sunday’s SAG Awards, along with Sophia Bush, Common, Rashida Jones, Alia Shawkat, Steven Yeun and SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris. They join a roster that already includes nominees Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Lucas Hedges, Taraji P. Henson, Brie Larson, Janelle Monáe, Viggo Mortensen and Octavia Spencer. Also on the list: Jane Fon… »

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SAG Awards: 'Stranger Things' Kids Added to Presenters List

23 January 2017 2:50 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown and her young co-stars are among the latest group of presenters announced for Sunday's SAG Awards.

Brown will take the stage with castmates Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard to present. The group is nominated for best ensemble in a drama series; Brown also is up for best female actor in a supporting role. All are first-time SAG nominees.

In addition, Sophia Bush, SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris, Common, Rashida Jones, Alia Shawkat and former Walking Dead star Steven Yeun are set to present at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, executive producer »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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