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President-elect Donald Trump is dropping the "elect" from his title on Friday, but that doesn't mean it's happening without a fight. Among his many detractors, members of Hollywood have been some of the most vocal. Following Meryl Streep's searing criticism of him at the Golden Globes, celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Cher, Shailene Woodley, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, and Rosie Perez joined forces on Thursday night at an anti-Trump protest. Each of them passionately spoke, sang, and lifted the crowd's spirits at the We Stand United NYC Rally, which was held outside Trump International Hotel and Tower and attracted thousands. "Tonight I want us to move forward with love and hope," Rosie Perez said while opening the event. "The world is watching and we want to let them know that we are here. We're good people who care about one another." Robert De Niro took »
- Quinn Keaney
Screen reports from the live event movie, which was filmed last night (Jan 20) in the UK capital.
For his first film behind the camera, writer-director-star Woody Harrelson has taken a number of recent cinematic and broadcast innovations, most notably one-shot movies (Victoria and Russian Ark), real-time storytelling and live broadcasts, and rolled them into one extravagant event.
Lost In London was beamed live in 500 screens across America but just a single cinema in London on account of its 2am shoot. The film contained 24 locations, including a restaurant, a nightclub, a police cell and Waterloo Bridge (whose sudden closure almost derailed the show), and more than 30 actors.
The preamble to the London screening was filled with clips of well-known celebrities (including Daniel Radcliffe, Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lawrence) teasing Harrelson for taking on what they jokingly referred to as a great folly. Harrelson’s script maintains this light-hearted tone as it recounts details of the worst night of his »
Woody Harrelson pulled it off.
The actor found a way to cross the finish line in fine form Thursday night (actually Friday morning in England) with his directorial debut Lost in London. The word "ambitious" doesn’t quite capture what this 105-minute film was, but maybe this helps: Harrelson wrote, directed, produced and starred in the project — billed as the first feature-length film shot in real-time and broadcast live to cinemas — featuring 14 central London locations, 30 actors, 300-plus crew members and one single take. Take that, Jennifer Lawrence!
The film streamed into 550 theaters across the »
- Chris Gardner
Former Fox Film chief Jim Gianopulos is in preliminary talks with China’s Dalian Wanda Group to run and expand its Legendary Pictures, according to two sources close to the executive.
The discussions with Wanda honcho Jack Gao, whom Gianopulos has known for years, are in the very early stages, the sources said. Many key issues have not even been discussed at this point, including Gianopulos’ compensation, an actual business plan, and how much Wanda is willing to invest in building Legendary into a full-fledged studio. Wanda has said in the past that it plans to invest billions of dollars into Hollywood assets.
Legendary is in search of a new leader to succeed Thomas Tull, who two days ago announced his departure as chairman and CEO from the company he founded in 2005, then sold it to Wanda last year for $3.5 billion. Legendary disclosed in a regulatory filing last May that »
- Dave McNary
As award season rolls on, the 2017 People's Choice Awards have also wrapped and rewarded TV, movies, and stars that you, aka the people, chose. Of the nominees, we saw Tom Hanks, Dwayne Johnson, Blake Lively, and record-breaker Ellen DeGeneres take home awards and have a good time. There are a ton of awards, so check out the full list below. Movies Favorite Movie Finding Dory Favorite Movie Actor Ryan Reynolds Favorite Movie Actress Jennifer Lawrence Favorite Action Movie Deadpool Favorite Action Movie Actor Robert Downey Jr. Favorite Action Movie Actress Margot Robbie Favorite Animated Movie Voice Ellen DeGeneres Favorite Comedic Movie Bad Moms Favorite Comedic Movie Actor Kevin Hart Favorite Comedic Movie Actress Melissa McCarthy Favorite Dramatic Movie Me Before You Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor Tom Hanks Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress Blake Lively Favorite Family Movie Finding Dory Favorite Thriller Movie The Girl on the Train Favorite Movie Icon Johnny Depp »
- Maggie Pehanick
Back in 2010, three-time Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson starred in two movies, playing himself in the faux documentary I'm Still Here, and the failing businessman and father Charles Madison in How Do You Know. Unfortunately for fans of the legendary icon, those were his last two movies, and there have been rumors in the past that he was retired from acting, with one report from 2013 claiming the actor was suffering from memory loss, although the actor's reps shot down that report, claiming that he is looking at scripts and trying to figure out what his next project may be. It's been more than three years since that report surfaced, and we haven't heard about any new Jack Nicholson project. But now one of the actor's closest friends believes he has actually retired.
Feel a little down about spending the majority of your weekends stuffed in blanket burritos with a side of cat? No worries, you can live the party life vicariously through these celebs’ wild tales of their most unforgettable fêtes — it’ll basically be like you were there, too!
The A-list actress recounted her first true Oscars party experience on Late Night, telling host Seth Meyers that her best friend, Laura, had encouraged her to enjoy the awards a little more her third time around.
After enjoying drinks during the ceremony, Lawrence decided to hit up the glitzy awards show after-parties. »
With Deadpool coming out and taking the world by storm last year, you'd think Fox would suddenly want to put all of their eggs in Wade Wilson's basket. After all, people sparked much more to the low-budget, refreshingly edgy Deadpool than they did to the big, glossy blockbuster that was X-Men: Apocalypse. One prevailing bit of Hollywood logic would have you think they'd try to either get the Deadpool character into the next X-Men movie, or get some major X-Men players into the next Deadpool movie in order to capitalize on his popularity.
According to the writers, they're perfectly happy leaving Deadpool in his own little corner of the X-Men Cinematic Universe.
"Reese: You kinda »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
If your Pinterest board is covered in gorgeous red carpet braids that you’re dying to recreate, we’ve got your back. Our latest plait obsession? Jennifer Lawrence‘s gorgeous reverse French braid at the Passengers premiere in London. Thankfully, just in time for red carpet season, her pro, Suave hairstylist Jenny Cho shows us how to get this look in the How It’s Done video above.
The trick to this style is a ton of tousled texture. If yours doesn’t come naturally, Cho recommends creating beachy feel using a flat iron. Then, mist salt spray all over »
- Jillian Ruffo
Almost from the moment it was announced a year ago, Wanda’s $3.5-billion acquisition of Legendary Entertainment drew criticism that the deal was too expensive, the company was still loss-making, and the best assets walked out of the building each night.
The exit with immediate effect of Legendary founder Thomas Tull now serves to emphasize the “risk” side of the high-risk, high-reward company responsible for “Inception” and “Pacific Rim” as Jack Gao, the senior Wanda executive who was instrumental in acquiring Legendary, takes over as interim CEO.
Gao’s twin challenges will be to prove that his acquisition strategy is still intact and to find a replacement for Tull who combines Tull’s fanboy instincts with the sensitivities needed to stay tuned in to the fast-evolving Chinese audience. It may be a narrow field.
Tull, who shuns Hollywood socializing, has had an eye on China since Legendary was founded. He »
- Patrick Frater
The Sundance Film Festival, Hollywood’s annual marathon of all-night bidding and impulse buying, kicks off Jan. 19, but credit cards were being thrown around before agents even bought their boots for the snowy mountains of Park City.
Sony Pictures Classics has already scooped up global rights for the gay love story “Call Me by Your Name” for close to $6 million. A24 took “A Ghost Story,” a spooky tale that reteams director David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”) with Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Not to be left out, Netflix continued its recent acquisitions spree with the documentary “Casting JonBenet,” about the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant who was murdered in 1996.
The trio of deals, while just the tip of the iceberg, suggests a robust market for Sundance, as distributors are eager to seize on strong material early to avoid frenzied bidding wars. Netflix and Amazon Studios, as well as stalwarts like Spc, »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang
The founder, chairman and CEO of the Wanda-owned creator of such tentpoles as the Dark Knight trilogy and March release Kong: Skull Island has resigned.
Effective immediately, Tull will assume the title of founding chairman. Jack Gao, group senior vice-president and CEO of international investm ents and operations at Wanda Cultural Industry Group, has been named interim CEO while the owners search for a permanent replacement.
Vice-chairman of worldwide production Mary Parent remains with the stated full support of the Wanda hierarchy, while Tull will focus on his Tull Investment Group and its life science, media and technology concerns like Vr pioneers Magic Leap and Oculus Rift, as well as Pinterest, Heal and Zoox.
While reasons for the abrupt departure were not disclosed, The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the story, cited tensions between Tull and his Chinese paymasters over the former’s management approach.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Leave it to Lena Dunham to bring together some of Hollywood’s most influential actresses for a short animated documentary called “100 Years” that focuses on the history of Planned Parenthood. Related: Lena Dunham Talks Lack Of Diversity On ‘Girls’: ‘I Wouldn’t Do Another Show That Starred Four White Girls’ Dunham, alongside Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
This morning, “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham premiered a new video entitled “100 Years,” an animated short film that honors Planned Parenthood and chronicles the history of women’s health care since the early 20th century. Co-directed by Dunham and Kirsten Lepore, as well as written by Alex Ronan, the film examines the history of Planned Parenthood, from Margaret Sanger’s birth control activism to abortion-related legislation like “Roe v. Wade” and the Hyde Amendment. It features narrators like Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, America Ferrera, Mindy Kaling, Hari Nef, Andrew Rannells, Cecile Richards, Gina Rodriguez, Amy Schumer, Tessa Thompson, Constance Wu, Sasheer Zamata and Dunham herself. Watch it below.
“We’ve been working on the film for over a year in an attempt to shed light on Planned Parenthood’s remarkable history and ongoing »
- Vikram Murthi
Lena Dunham is marking the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood with an animated short film, “100 years,” celebrating the organization’s centennial year. The film (above) was produced by Dunham and J.J. Abrams and is narrated by Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, America Ferrera, Constance Wu, Mindy Kaling, Hari Nef, and many more. “This film reminds us of the tremendous progress that’s been made for women’s health and rights just days before the new president is inaugurated — and at a moment when extreme politicians are trying to defund and shut down Planned Parenthood,” Dunham wrote on her site Lenny Letter. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Et has an exclusive first look at Pratt’s cameo, in which Bonnie (Allison Janney) encourages Faris’ character to date Marjorie’s nephew, Nick, played by Pratt.
Watch: Chris Pratt Pokes Fun at His ‘Vanity Fair’ Photoshoot
“We get to have this really nice relationship,” Faris dishes on the appearance, airing this Thursday on CBS.
“We have a sex scene, like a sexy scene,” adds Pratt. “We've been rehearsing that for 10 years.”
Pratt, 37, adorably describes working with his 40-year-old wife as the most enjoyable job of his career.
“This is the most fun I think I've ever had on a set,” says the Guardians of the Galaxy hunk. “It's really nice to see your spouse in their work environment. Well, I don't know »
There is no question that Disney and Lucasfilm have succeeded with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The movie is going to cross the $1 billion mark at the box office any day now and for the first of these new Star Wars anthology movies, that is pretty impressive. Despite the success, for some reason, Disney can't get Chinese audiences to love Star Wars. Case in point; Passengers absolutely obliterated Star Wars: Rogue One at the box office in China this weekend.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi adventure movie debuted to $17.5 million in China, while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story only made $9.8 million. That represents an incredibly steep 71 percent drop from last weekend, when Rogue One debuted to $31 million. That $31 million number in itself was fairly disappointing, but the fact that a movie like Passengers was able to dethrone the latest Star Wars »
This post has been updated with new information. Kim Kardashian experienced her own (and everyone else's) worst nightmare on Oct. 2 when she was robbed and held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room while in town for the Paris Fashion Week shows. Thankfully, the reality star survived the incident unscathed, although the details that continue to emerge about what happened to her are each more disturbing than the last. Here is everything that you need to know about the situation thus far: Kanye West ends his concert early due to a "family emergency." The rapper was in the midst of performing at the Meadows Festival in Queens, NY, on Oct. 2 when he stopped singing and apologized to the audience that he had to cut his set short because of a family emergency, shocking the crowd. News leaks that the family emergency in question is Kim being robbed in Paris. At around 3 a. »
- Quinn Keaney
Donald Trump gave his first press conference as president-elect on Wednesday, so naturally, it was a golden opportunity for Alec Baldwin to step back into his wig for another appearance on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.
Baldwin as Trump stood before “reporters” in “SNL’s” take on the press conference, and started off by bringing everyone up to speed.
“Let me answer the question that’s on everyone’s mind,” he said. “Yes, this is really happening. I’m becoming president. On Jan. 20, I, Donald J. Trump, will become the 45th president of the United States. Then two months later Mike Pence will become the 46th.”
Speaking of Jan. 20, he addressed the talent (or lack thereof) lined up for the big day. “Hold on to your tits and bits, because we have got Three Doors Down, Jackie What’s-her-face from ‘America’s Got Talent,’ and the one Rockette with the least money in her savings.”
- Alex Stedman
This article originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly.
Saturday Night Live wasted no time in going after Donald Trump during the sketch comedy show’s first new episode of 2017, mocking the president-elect over his Wednesday press conference — Trump’s first since winning the election in November.
“I’d like to start by answering the question that’s on everyone’s mind: Yes, this is real life, this is really happening,” Alec Baldwin, once again playing Trump on the show, said during the cold open. “On Jan. 20, I, Donald J. Trump, will become the 45th President of the United States, and then two months later, »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
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