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Robert Redford Feted by Film Society of Lincoln Center, Barbra Streisand and Other Friends

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Robert Redford was presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 42nd Chaplin Award for life achievement on Monday night. The 78-year-old, whose big screen career spans more than 50 years, was celebrated by several colleagues and friends — whose remarks were interspersed with clips of his work, including the upcoming comedy A Walk in the Woods and drama The Truth — over the course of the two-hour tribute, which took place at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on New York's Upper West Side, and which was followed by a dinner in the Time Warner Center. Barbra

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- Scott Feinberg

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Tonys: Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming to Host

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Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will host the 2015 Tony Awards, it was announced Tuesday. The announcement of this year's hosts was made as the 2015 nominees were being unveiled. Chenoweth and Cumming have both won Tony Awards in the past. Chenoweth is also a Tony nominee this year for her role in the revival of On The Twentieth Century, which is also up for best revival of a musical. Read More Tony Awards Nominations Announced The Hollywood Reporter's awards analyst, Scott Feinberg, recently pointed out that hosts who are currently appearing in shows on Broadway have seen their awards

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- Hilary Lewis

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Tony Awards Nominations Announced

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The nominations for the 69th Annual Tony Awards were announced Tuesday morning. Past Tony winner and three-time nominee Mary-Louise Parker unveiled the nominees with Bruce Willis, who is set to make his Broadway debut in the upcoming play Misery. Read More Tony Awards: A 2015 Nominations Wish List The awards are set to be handed out June 7 in a ceremony airing live at 8 p.m. on CBS (tape-delayed on the West Coast) from Radio City Music Hall. Kristin Chenoweth, a nominee for On the 20th Century, and recent Cabaret star Alan Cumming are set to host

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- THR Staff

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Chris Evans: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Films Will Take "9 Months to Shoot" Back to Back

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Chris Evans has revealed that the prospective back to back shoot for Infinity War will take "nine months" with production due to start some time in the "fall or winter of 2016."  Avengers: Age of Ultron hasn't yet been released in theaters, but already a lot of fans have turned their attention to the two-part next installment Avengers: Infinity War, not least some of the Avengers themselves. Evans admitted in an interview with Esquire that his future plans revolve around his Avengers and Captain America commitments. "You know, you plan around the Marvel responsibilities. You have to," he said.  Read More

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- Abid Rahman

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Nepal Earthquake: Footage of Everest Avalanche Hits YouTube

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As the death toll from Saturday's devastating Nepalese earthquake passes 4,000 amid fears it could reach as high as 10,000, footage taken from the Mount Everest base camp capturing the first moments of the disaster has been uploaded to YouTube . The video, taken by 23-year-old German climber Jost Kobush, shows the initial confusion as the ground begins to shake, followed by a wall of snow and ice that smashes into the camp as climbers and sherpas flee for shelter. Read More Prabal Gurung Establishes Relief Fund for Nepal Earthquake The magnitude 7.9 earthquake has already

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- Alex Ritman

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Baltimore Mayor, Maryland Governor Walk Out of Riots Interview With CNN's Don Lemon (Video)

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Don Lemon's interview with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday night did not end on a high note.  Lemon spoke to the pair during a CNN segment, asking about their response to the Baltimore riots and whether they wish they would have handled the situation differently. Read More Baltimore Erupts in Riots: Hollywood Reacts The final question from Lemon concerned what they would say to the people of Baltimore who are losing their businesses and worried about their loved ones. Lemon was in the middle of asking how Baltimore will enforce its weeklong,

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Andrew Lesnie, Cinematographer for 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' Films, Dies at 59

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Andrew Lesnie, the Oscar-winning cinematographer who spent more than a decade collaborating with director Peter Jackson on the six Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, has died. He was 59. The Sydney native, who also worked with New Zealander Jackson on the remake of King Kong (2005) and The Lovely Bones (2009), was believed to have suffered a heart attack on Monday. Said a spokesman from the Australian Cinematographers Society: “We have been advised of the sudden death of Andrew,” adding that his family would provide an official statement later. Known for balancing technology with artistic considerations,

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China Box Office: 'Furious 7' Becomes Highest-Grossing Movie Ever

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Furious 7 is now China's most successful movie ever, breaching the key 2 billion threshold in the local yuan currency. With a May holiday coming up, the story of Furious' remarkable performance is probably not over yet. The film has grossed an astonishing $325.8 million in 15 days, according to studio data, and has passed the Transformers: Age of Extinction box office of $319 million. James Wan's movie had 398,897 screenings and 11.517 million admissions, according to data from research group Entgroup, China is now the biggest box-office territory in the world for Furious 7. Entgroup put

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- Clifford Coonan

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Baltimore Erupts in Riots: Hollywood Reacts

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Riots broke out in Baltimore on Monday following Freddie Gray's April 19 death from a spinal cord injury suffered while in police custody.  The riots have left fifteen police officers injured, with Baltimore City Public Schools set to be closed Tuesday and a city-wide curfew in effect for the next week. Maryland's governor has declared a state of emergency.  Here is how several Hollywood figures are reacting. Read More Baltimore Mayor, Maryland Governor Walk Out of Riots Interview With CNN's Don Lemon (Video) What's going on in Baltimore is honestly hurting my heart!!!! I'm praying for the

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- Ryan Gajewski

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'Downton Abbey' Creator Working on Anthony Trollope Adaptation for ITV

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Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is adapting Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne for ITV, the BBC reports. Fellowes is finding time in his busy schedule to write the three-part drama, produced by Hat Trick Productions, with filming to begin later this year. Set in the fictional picturesque English village of Greshamsbury, Doctor Thorne tells the story of Mary Thorne, niece of the titular village doctor, and her troublesome romantic life. The source novel is part of Trollope's "Chronicles of Barsetshire" series.  Read More 'Downton Abbey' Creator Julian Fellowes to Receive International Emmy Founders Award Fellowes said he took on the project

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- Abid Rahman

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Milken Conference: Brian Grazer, Bob Iger Talk 'Empire,' Meeting Eminem, Princess Diana

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Producer Brian Grazer on Monday brainstormed with Robert Iger on the notion of selling Imagine Entertainment to Walt Disney, though they likely were kidding. Disney CEO Iger noted that Imagine’s music-industry soap opera Empire is a hit show, but lamented it’s not on a Disney-owned network. “You can buy the studio,” Grazer said. “Don’t give me any ideas,” responded Iger, who has been on a bit of a buying spree since becoming CEO of Disney a decade ago. The two were speaking at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, ostensibly about Grazer’s book, A Curious

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- Paul Bond

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Viola Davis to Play Harriet Tubman in HBO Film From 'John Adams' Scribe

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Viola Davis will portray Harriet Tubman in a new HBO biopic from John Adams scribe Kirk Ellis and Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Based on Kate Clifford Larson's book Bound for the Promise Land, the film will highlight Tubman's courageous acts leading slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad and later fighting with the Union during the Civil War. Read More Kerry Washington to Star as Anita Hill in HBO Movie 'Confirmation' (Exclusive) Ellis is behind several of the channel's historical projects, including John Adams and the upcoming All the Way, about President Lyndon B. Johnson. Davis

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- Kate Stanhope

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‘Dick Cavett’s Vietnam’: TV Review

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No talk show host has ever quite merged entertainment and erudition as well as Dick Cavett — something on ample display in PBS’ short documentary dedicated to the affable conversationalist’s interviews with celebrities, politicians and average Joes during the Vietnam War. The hourlong special is part of the public television network’s two-day commemoration of the fall of Saigon (the 40th anniversary of that event is April 30), which culminates in Tuesday’s broadcast of Rory Kennedy’s Academy Award-nominated nonfiction feature Last Days in Vietnam (2014). Dick Cavett’s Vietnam is something of a palate cleanser before that main course, which doesn’t mean the

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- Keith Uhlich

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