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Amelia Boynton Robinson, Civil Rights Activist Depicted in ‘Selma,’ Dead at 104

17 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, who was depicted by Lorraine Toussaint in the movie “Selma,” died on Wendesday. She was 104. Boynton Robinson suffered a stroke last month and was hospitalized in Montgomery, Alabama. Born in Georgia, the educator and eventual civil rights leader was a key figure in the Selma to Montgomery marches, which were covered extensively in the Ava DuVernay film. The first attempt to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge into the county became known as Bloody Sunday, as police halted the march and beat demonstrators. Boynton was rendered unconscious and a famous photograph of her lying on »


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Jonathan Demme to Receive Visionary Talent Award in Venice

19 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jonathan Demme will receive the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award at the 72nd Venice Film Festival it was announced Friday (Aug. 28) by La Biennale di Venezia and Persol.

The Oscar-winning director, who is serving as President of the Orizzonti Jury at the festival, will receive the honor at a ceremony on the second afternoon of the festival (Sept. 3) in the Sale Darsena (Lido di Venezia).

Jonathan Demme is part of that generation of cinephile auteurs who revolutionized Hollywood in the ‘70s,” said Alberto Barbera, Director of the Venice Film Festival.

“From the cultured reinterpretation of genres in his early films, to the development of a personal film style deeply rooted in the individual, to his systematic incursion into documentary filmmaking distinguished by his innovative approach, Demme has brought to life a vivid gallery of characters against the background of an exuberantly pop American landscape that harks back to the »


- Robert Mitchell

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Céline Dion Returns to the Stage in Las Vegas After Year-Long Hiatus to Care for Her Ailing Husband René Angélil

19 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Céline Dion's heart will go on. After taking a year-long break from her Las Vegas residency last summer to care for her ailing husband René Angélil, the singer, 47, returned to the stage Thursday at Caesars Palace's Colosseum in Las Vegas. "Thank you for all your love," the Grammy Award winner told her Twitter followers after the concert. "Tonight was not a new day, tonight was not really a new show. Tonight was a new beginning." Angélil, 73, continues to battle throat cancer. Earlier that day, Dion held a press conference. "The meaning of the songs have a new meaning now," she explained. "I sung them, but now I mean it. To me they'll be different »


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Polanski: Polish Court to Reconvene in September for Extradition Hearing

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A Polish court is set to consider a U.S. request to extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski. The court will sit on Sept. 22 it announced Thursday (Aug. 27), according to Reuters.

U.S. authorities continue to seek Polanski’s extradition over a 1977 child sex conviction. The case was adjourned in May after the court said it required additional information from U.S. authorities.

Polanski was arrested in Switzerland in September 2009, having travelled to the Zurich Film Festival to accept a lifetime achievement award. He remained under house arrest in Gstaad between December 2009 and July 2010 while Swiss authorities determined whether to extradite him to the U.S. before eventually being allowed to return to France.

The filmmaker has been Oscar-nominated for best director three times, winning the award for 2002’s “The Pianist”, which he was unable to collect. Harrison Ford, who presented the award and had starred in Polanski’s 1988 thriller “Frantic »


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Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake's Baby Son Sila's Favorite Song Is...

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You'd think Justin Timberlake was singing to his new baby son Silas all the time, but that's not the case. Jessica Biel says her music superstar husband prefers to leave work at the office. "You know, it's hard when it's your business," she told me exclusively at the Bare party at RonRobinson Santa MonicaYou don't always bring it home and use that as your casual time." Good point. Turns out it's Biel is the who is providing the tunes. "I sing to the baby, poor thing," the new mom cracked. "I do a lot of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.'" Does she hit the Wizard of Oz song's impressive notes? "Sometimes," Biel said. "Depending »


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French Montana -- Summer Party Pad Up For Grabs ... For $5.3 Million

53 minutes ago | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

French Montana paid $40k to rent out a secluded La home for the month of July, but now the owner only wants to sell so it will set you back $5.3 mil.  The modern 6-bedroom mansion sits in the gated Los Feliz community of Laughlin Park -- where Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman have lived. The place looks like it's straight out of "Miami Vice" (the remake) ... with an ultramodern, all white, open air architecture. There's a pool, »

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Mariah Carey Shares Sweet Vacation Moments With Kids Monroe and Moroccan—See the Pic!

5 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

"Dem Babies" aren't babies anymore! Mariah Carey shared a sweet photo collage of herself having fun with her twins Monroe and Moroccan, and aside from showing off how much fun they're having on their family vacation, the picture proves these little ones aren't so little anymore. The snapshots show Carey holding on to her daughter, who was sporting a life vest, while on a boat, along with pictures of the trio hanging out before bedtime in their pajamas. The songstress has been globe-trotting around the world with her mini-me's, along with boyfriend James Packer. The group have been visiting the sights in Sardinia, Ibiza and Israel before heading back to Los Angeles in early »


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Josiah Duggar Gets Birthday Wishes From Family Amid Brother Josh Leaving for Treatment

7 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Duggar family has been going through some tough times lately, but today is a celebration. The 19 Kids & Counting stars took to their Facebook page to wish their son and brother Josiah Duggar a happy 19th birthday. Posting a throwback photo and a current pic of their growing boy, the family wrote, "Today is our Josiah's birthday. Josiah is creative and a hard worker. We are especially pleased with the wonderful young man he's become. Happy, happy birthday, Josiah!" But that wasn't enough. Matriarch Michelle Duggar hit the social media platform once again to write another loving message for her son: Michelle here--i've thought all day about our Josiah and wanted to add »


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Kelly Clarkson's Littlest VIP!

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Kelly Clarkson keeps her squad goals in the family. The pop star has been bringing baby daughter River Rose along to her latest concerts!

The singer shared an adorable snap on Thursday of the 14-month-old clutching a backstage pass and sporting bejeweled headphones during their stop in Phoenix. ...

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