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Ken Loach Calls For Cultural Boycott Of Israel, Labels U.S. A “Bully”: Reports

22 August 2014 6:35 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Sarajevo Film Festival, which concludes Saturday, has been the scene of yet another hard stance from a filmmaker regarding the conflict in Gaza. Late Thursday, outspoken British director Ken Loach gave a speech at the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award Ceremony honoring Palestinian directors Abdel Salam Shehadeh and Ashraf Mashharawi, and called for an “absolute boycott of all the cultural happenings supported by the Israeli state.” According to Screen Daily, he added, “Israel must become a pariah state.” Loach further referred to the U.S., saying, “My country, to its shame, follows the bully that is the United States. But we are not powerless. We can act together.”

Related: Russell Brand Video Says 6 Companies Should Divest Israeli Holdings Over Gaza

The Sarajevo festival was founded during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. Per Screen, Loach said: “I know the people here will know the struggle and bravery you need when you are under siege, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake YouTube Series Will Pivot to Cable TV

22 August 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Weirdness has a new home on TV: Participant Media’s Pivot will air segments from Rainn Wilson’s “SoulPancake” webseries exclusively starting Monday, Aug. 25.

Pivot will air “Mixtape by SoulPancake” at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on Mondays, starting next week. The TV program will repackage the YouTube show, produced by and starring Wilson (NBC’s “The Office”), into six 15-minute clips. Sketches are to include “Metaphysical Milkshake,” “Science of Happiness,” “Stories From the Street” and “Art Attack.”

In each episode of “Mixtape by SoulPancake,” Wilson forces people into the back of his 1970s van to converse about philosophical topics. Interviewees have included Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project,” “The Office”); Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Inception,” Pivot’s “HitRecord on TV”); Serj Tankian from the band System of a Down; comedian Russell Brand; and Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and Space X.

Pivot, which launched nationally Aug. 1, 2013, is aimed at a millennial audience with a mix of original series, »

- Todd Spangler

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Anne Frank Film Shoots In Gaza Amid Hate, War And Death

18 August 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

During a pause in the missile attacks, the cameras roll and a young Palestinian girl playing the role of Anne Frank speaks her lines against the backdrop of a bombed-out school in Gaza. “Why is a nation spending more money on war than on medicine, education and art?” she asks, her words both weary and wise. It is a question for the ages, one that could be asked of any war. But in this case, it’s being asked in the middle of a war zone during production of What Does Anne Frank Mean Today?

Two days later, cameras are rolling again. There have been more missiles, more destruction, and more death. The young actress takes her mark in front of a new set of ruins and begins to talk about Anne’s hopes and dreams for a future that will never be. As she speaks her lines, two men »

- David Robb, Special To Deadline

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David Beckham, Alan Sugar, Russell Brand in Match of the Day at 50 clips

18 August 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

David Beckham and Russell Brand are among the stars to appear in an upcoming Match of the Day documentary.

The one-off programme will mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic football highlights show on Friday, August 22 at 10.35pm.

New clips from the special include friendly rivals Lord Alan Sugar and Piers Morgan discussing their love of the game and Match of the Day.

Another clip features the likes of Russell Brand, Sue Johnston and Greg Dyke speaking about the show's different presenters over the years, including Jimmy Hill, Des Lynam, and current host Gary Lineker.

Alan Shearer, Ian Wright and Alan Hansen are among the Match of the Day pundits of past and present that will feature in the show.

Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, Jose Mourinho and Thierry Henry will be just some of the football icons that will make an appearance as well.

Composer Barry Stoller will also discuss »

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The Most Surprising Celebrity Sex Confessions

17 August 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

When it comes to talking about getting down, some stars are a little more candid than others - we're looking at you, Armie Hammer - which is why it can be pretty shocking when otherwise private celebs like Beyoncé, George Clooney, or Gwyneth Paltrow open up about their sex lives. Recently, Russell Brand spoke out about his sex life with ex-wife Katy Perry during a stand-up gig, saying, "I'd be having sex thinking, 'Think of anyone, anyone else.'" Um, burn? Also, Martha Stewart admitted to sexting and revealed that she "maybe" had a threesome, while Cher named former boyfriend Tom Cruise as being "in the top five" of her best lovers - and who can forget when John Mayer called Jessica Simpson "sexual napalm"? We've rounded up the most surprising celebrity sex confessions (so far), so scroll through to see them all now. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Russell Brand Reflects on Robin Williams' "Sad" Suicide, the "Sadness" of the World

14 August 2014 1:32 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Russell Brand has penned a column for The Guardian titled "Robin Williams' divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world." In the post, the 39-year-old comedian not only reflects upon — and praises — the late actor, but ponders "our fractured and unhappy planet." Addressing the news of Williams' death, Katy Perry's ex-husband began his post by praising the 63-year-old legend, who took his own life on Monday, Aug. 11. "Robin Williams was exciting to me because he seemed to be sat upon a [...] »

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No role could tarnish the brilliance of Robin Williams' genius

13 August 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

His final show, The Crazy Ones, wasnt his best, but for every great artist the inevitable misfires dont compare to the remarkable successes

Russell Brand: losing the divine madness of Robin WilliamsHadley Freeman: Williams weirdness brought out his best

It will now go down in the history books or, more accurately, Wikipedia pages that The Crazy Ones was Robin Williams last major project before he died on Monday. Yes, he plays Teddy Roosevelt in the not-yet-released Night at the Museum sequel and voices an animated dog in another unreleased project, but The Crazy Ones, which ran for one season on CBS, was the last time where he was front and center, the star of the show.

Already the media is eulogizing the series. Robin Williams: The Crazy Ones Was His Last Hurrah, says the headline in the La Times. From Mork & Mindy to The Crazy Ones: The TV Legacy of the Late, »

- Brian Moylan

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Russell Brand on Robin Williams' "Sad" Suicide: "All Around Us People Are Suffering"

12 August 2014 2:31 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Russell Brand is reflecting on the tragic death of Robin Williams. In an eloquently written column for The Guardian titled "Robin Williams' divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world," 39-year-old comedian praises the late Oscar winner's genius talent while also examining his battle with mental illness and the state of the world as a whole. "Robin Williams was exciting to me because he seemed to be sat upon a geyser of comedy," Brand writes. "Like he didn't manufacture it laboriously within but had only to open a valve and it would come bursting through in effervescent jets. He was plugged into the mains of comedy." "I was aware too that this »

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Robin Williams: Chevy Chase, Danny DeVito and More Pay Homage

11 August 2014 8:15 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Over the course of four decades, Robin Williams left an immeasurable impact in movies and television and as a standup comic on stages around the world. Since the surprise announcement of his death, the actor and comedian's many friends from every field in which he worked have been paying tribute. Read their remembrances here.

Chevy Chase:

"Robin and I were great friends, suffering from the same little-known disease: depression. I never could have expected this ending to his life, and to ours with him. God bless him and God »

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Sean Hannity Fires Back at Stephen Colbert's Jokes Comparing Him to 5-Year-Old Reporter (Video)

8 August 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stephen Colbert compared Fox News personality Sean Hannity‘s on-air reporting skills to those of a 5-year-old boy interviewed at a county fair, and Hannity didn't think it was funny — even if he didn't know what the joke was. “First of all, he's not as funny as Jon Stewart. Stephen Colbert will have the lowest-rated late night show,” Hannity shot back during an interview with TVNewser. “There are issues that just aren't funny. Terrorism isn't funny. I didn't see the bit. I won't see it. I don't care.” Also read: Sean Hannity Wants to Educate ‘Dumb and Ignorant’ Russell Brand on Israel-Gaza Conflict While. »

- Greg Gilman

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Katy Perry: I've Dated Non-Famous Men

6 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Don't let her dating history fool you: Katy Perry isn't opposed to non-famous suitors. "I've done that before," she told Rolling Stone of going out with regular men. "It's not that they have to be famous, although there's a level of understanding when they're in the same business, you know?" She added: "They understand what it means when you're tired from a show or the tour's exhausting you or if an interview went wrong - they know all the ins and outs, so you can just walk in to the house with a certain face and they understand, you know? »

- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta

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Katy Perry Talks Dating Non-Famous Guys, Shares Biggest Lesson From Her Divorce

5 August 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Katy Perry has had her share of famous boyfriends. From long-term relationships with John Mayer and Russell Brand, to reported flings with Josh Groban and Robert Pattinson, the 29-year-old "Roar" singer knows the good and bad about dating in the public eye. But in a new interview with Rolling Stone, the Grammy-winner suggests that non-famous guys may not be for her.  "I've done that before," she tells the publication. "It's not that they have to be famous, although there's a level of understanding when they're in the same business, you know?"  She adds, "They understand what it means when you're tired from a show or the tour's exhausting »

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Watch Tom Hanks's Forrest Gump audition and more pre-fame A-listers

5 August 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Forrest Gump first arrived in cinemas two decades ago, cementing Tom Hanks as an A-list movie star, winning a host of Oscars and spawning iconic quotes such as: "Life is like a box of chocolates..." You never know what you're going to get when perusing YouTube, and today's discovery just happens to be Hanks's original filmed audition for Robert Zemeckis.

We get to see Hanks alongside co-stars Robin Wright and Haley Joel Osment, but curiously missing is the Southern drawl we've come to love from the character. In the audition he's more Hanksy than Gumpy, but the character's naive charm is still evident.

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Hanks's Gump screen test comes courtesy of YouTube user Regal Reels, who also have a host of other famous faces on taped auditions from the archives. »

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Katy Perry Talks About Pain of Divorce from Russell Brand

3 August 2014 5:14 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Katy Perry has talked about the pain of her divorce from Russell Brand. The shapely singer says her divorce from her ex husband Russell was the ''death of a dream''. The 'Roar' hitmaker was left heartbroken when her marriage to Russell Brand ended in 2011 after just 14 months and she says the split was incredibly ''traumatic''. She told Rolling Stone magazine: ''It was emotionally traumatic for me. It was the death of a dream. I was in fairytale land, and the reality of it wasn't so.'' However, the 29-year-old beauty - who has subsequently dated John Mayer and recently been romantically linked with producer Diplo - doesn't want to seem ''desperate'' by continually talking about her failed marriage. She added: ''But I don't really like talking about it anymore, because it feels like a thousand lifetimes ago, and also it makes me look desperate, like I need it for attention. »

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Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity's Coverage Of Israel-Gaza Debate; Hannity Responds

31 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Russell Brand, the British comedian and actor, condemned Sean Hannity’s coverage of the conflict between Israel and Gaza on his Fox show, calling him a kind of “terrorist.”

Russell Brand Calls Sean Hannity A 'Terrorist'

Brand reacted to Hannity’s segment, which the Fox personality introduced by asking, “Is America’s largest Muslim so-called civil rights activist showing sympathy to terrorists?,” on his YouTube series Trews.

"One of the definitions of 'terrorist' is using intimidation to reach your goals," Brand said. "Who in that situation was behaving like a terrorist, using bullying, intimidation? Sean Hannity. That is where the terrorism is coming from."

"There’s no objective terrorism, there’s just different perspectives of violence,” the actor added. “No-one should be using violence, but if you’re going to judge violence pejoratively and negatively, and God knows we all should, then the people that are doing the most and »

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Israel-Gaza Conflict: Russell Brand and Sean Hannity Trade Barbs (Video)

31 July 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Russell Brand and Sean Hannity are fighting over the Israel-Gaza conflict. The comedian posted a 12-minute YouTube clip featuring commentary on the Fox News host’s recent “Sympathy for Terrorists” segment, in which Hannity shouted at Palestinian-American guest Yousef Munayyer and demanded that he answer his question about whether Hamas is a terrorist organization. Photos Cable News' Biggest Hirings, Firings and Moves of 2013 Brand analyzed the clip in his Trews video series, cutting back and forth between the Fox News footage and his own take on it. The comedian first criticized the host’s appearance, saying “Sean Hannity

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- Hilary Lewis

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Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity in a 12-Minute Rant

31 July 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

The latest episode of Russell Brand's web series, The Trews, has gone viral, with Russell taking on Fox News commentator Sean Hannity's coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict. He starts by noting that Hannity looks an awful lot like the Ken doll in Toy Story 3, and then the video goes back and forth between the news anchor's segment and Russell's commentary. Russell says that Hannity is "not interested in truth," and that he's only "interested in pushing a particular perspective." At the end of the episode, Russell says, "One definition of terrorism is using intimidation to achieve your goals. Who in that situation was behaving like a terrorist? Using intimidation, bullying, being unreasonable: Sean Hannity." Watch the viral clip above, then check out Hannity's response below, in which he calls Russell "a D-list actor better known for his failed marriage to Katy Perry." »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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Sean Hannity Wants to Educate ‘Dumb and Ignorant’ Russell Brand on Israel-Gaza Conflict (Video)

31 July 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sean Hannity has fired back at “dumb and ignorant” comedian Russell Brand, who called Hannity ”childish,” “rude” and “unreasonable” a day earlier for screaming down a Palestinian-American guest while defending his position on the Gaza-Israel conflict. “Not funny… I feel so bad that Russell doesn't like my style of interviewing. Unfortunately, this out of work actor didn't stop at stylistic critiques,” Hannity said during a segment (above) on Wednesday before showing  a clip of Brand sympathizing with Hamas fighting tactics. ”Russell, if you're watching, and I'm sure you will, take a close look at your TV, because I need to educate you, »

- Greg Gilman

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Speed Read: Rob Kardashian Breaks His Silence Over Adrienne Bailon

31 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Source: Getty / Denise Truscello Rob Kardashian weighed in on recent negative remarks that ex Adrienne Bailon made about him and Keeping Up With the Kardashians. He wrote, simply, "Fdb" while retweeting his sister Khloé Kardashian's response. Rob and Adrienne broke up in 2009 after he cheated on her with another woman. Chris Pratt says his premature son restored his faith in God. He said, "It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it." Russell Brand slammed conservative Fox News host Sean Hannity over his remarks on Gaza, saying he looks like a "Ken doll from Toy Story 3." Watch Russell's response below. April Millsap, a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in Michigan last week, reportedly texted her boyfriend saying she thought she was being kidnapped. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million in damages from the estate of Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle. Jesse »

- Maria-Mercedes-Lara

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Movie Review – A Night at the Cinema in 1914

31 July 2014 12:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A Night at the Cinema in 1914, 1914

Directed by George Nichols, Fred Evans, Joe Evans and Laurence Trimble.

Starring Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe Arbuckle, Peggy Pearce, Mabel Nomand, Florence Turner and Fred Evans.


Fourteen short films to recreate a night at the cinema in 1914. It includes comedies, adventure films, travelogues and newsreels

Some people claim they are part of the “YouTube generation”. This is a generation whereby they digest their news, entertainment and education through bite size, under 10-minute videos. There is a sense that these YouTubers are viewer’s whose attention span is short and if videos are too long, they simply switch off. Comparatively, cinema in 1914 seemed to be primarily made up of shorts and bulletins that were bite size and included comic celebrities to round-off the screening. Considering many mornings will start off with a short viewing of Russell Brand’s ‘The Trews’, a video from a friends »

- Simon Columb

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