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Scarlett Johansson Does Not Think John Travolta Is ‘Strange, Creepy or Inappropriate’ for Oscars Kiss

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The public thought John Travolta was “weird” and “creepy” at the Oscars on Sunday when he was captured on camera wrapping his arms around Scarlett Johansson‘s body to plant a friendly kiss on her cheek, but the “Avengers” actress wants everybody to know “he’s a class act.” In a statement released to the Associated Press, Johansson declared “there is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta,” and blamed the “24-hour news cycle” for making a big deal out of the red carpet greeting. See photo: John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson on Oscars Red Carpet: Caption This “The image that is circulating. »


- Greg Gilman

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Gary Glitter Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Sexual Attacks on 3 Underage Girls

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Glam rock star Gary Glitter has been sentenced to 16 years behind bars for sexual attacks on three underage girls. Paul Gadd, 70, was convicted on one count of attempted rape, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, and four counts of indecent assault, Sky News reported alongside many other overseas publications. One of Gadd’s victims was less than 10-years-old. According to the conviction, the pop musician crept into the girl’s bed and tried to rape her in 1975. He was also found guilty of attacking two girls, ages 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to his dressing »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Gets ‘Who’s the Boss?’ Sitcom-Style Soundtrack (Video)

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The drugs, sex and drunken car crashes from “Wolf of Wall Street” seem a lot more wholesome when a perky sitcom theme song is added to them. The opulent and excessive black comedy starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese has been recut with the “Who’s the Boss?” soundtrack, which makes even taking quaaludes and picking up prostitutes seem suitable for the whole family. Also Read: ‘Sesame Street’ Gets Into Oscar Season With ‘Big Birdman’ (Video) As Jordan Belfort drives his Lamborghini into a fountain while semi-comatose, gets a stiletto to the face from wife Margot Robbie or »


- Debbie Emery

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Catwoman Comes Out as Bisexual

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Dressed in tight black leather and wielding a whip, Catwoman has long been the sexiest female character in the comic book world. The DC Comics super villain has come out as bisexual after locking lips with a woman in “Catwoman #39″ illustrated by Garry Brown, confirming what many fans had long suspected about the provocative temptress. See photos: 13 Hollywood Lgbt Stars Who Play Superheroes or Villains (Photos) “She’s flirted around it — often quite literally — for years now; for me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation,” series writer Genevieve Valentine said in her blog on Thursday. For her official. »


- Debbie Emery

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Mo’Nique Fires Back at Lee Daniels: I Wasn’t Blackballed, the Offers Didn’t Make Sense (Video)

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Mo’Nique is speaking out and taking issue with comments made by “Precious” director Lee Daniels, who said the Oscar-winning actress fell from grace in Hollywood for making unreasonable demands. Daniels comments essentially confirmed reports that Mo’Nique was “blackballed” following her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the 2009 drama. But in an interview Thursday with Don Lemon on “CNN Tonight,” the actress insisted she was offered parts in other movies, “they just didn’t make sense to me.” Also Read: ‘Empire’ Creator Lee Daniels on Mo’Nique’s Fall From Grace: ‘You’ve Gotta Play Ball’ (Video) “It wasn »


- Debbie Emery

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‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Set to Return for Season 2 (Video)

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How to Get Away With Murder” will be returning for a second season. ABC aired a promo following Thursday night’s highly-anticipated two-hour finale revealing that the hit series “returns this fall.” See photos: The Shonda Effect: 16 Shows That Champion Diversity (Photos) While there is yet to be an official renewal announcement from the network, it is pretty solid evidence that fans of the Shonda Rhimes-produced drama starring Viola Davis can rest assured that their favorite whodunit will be back soon. Davis, who plays high-profile defense attorney Professor Annalise Keating, had previously announced on Facebook that she was “on »


- Debbie Emery

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How #TheDress Took Over Social Media

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There are countless important global issues and matters of cultural importance discussed on social media, but #TheDress was not one of them. The top trend on Twitter Thursday was whether a dress was blue and black or gold and white. Different users saw different colors — and were all deadset that they were right. Also Read: 8 TV Shows That Keep Facebook Fans Hooked — ‘Scandal,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Oitnb’ The debate was sparked by a Tumblr post earlier in the day, which quickly picked up steam and sparked passionate responses such as, “If that’s not gold my entire life has been. »


- Debbie Emery

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China’s Booming Movie Biz Explodes at Box Office

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Five Chinese movies put on an explosive fireworks show at China’s domestic box office over that country’s New Year’s holiday weekend, one that is resonating with the global film industry and beating anything Hollywood has done in almost two years. All five ranked among the top 10 movies at the worldwide box office last weekend. The $282 million five-day stretch at the box office showed that at least on occasion, homegrown Chinese hits can match the grosses of American blockbusters. The No. 1 movie was the Jackie Chan-produced “Dragon Blade,” which stars John Cusack and Academy Award winner Adrien Brody as. »


- Todd Cunningham

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Blake Lively to Play Blind Wife of Jason Clarke in Indie Drama ‘All I See Is You’

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Blake Lively and Jason Clarke are set to star in “World War Z” filmmaker Marc Forster‘s next film “All I See Is You,” it was announced Thursday by Michael Selby, president of Sc International Pictures, which is financing and producing the project. Forster will direct from an original screenplay he co-wrote with Sean Conway (“Ray Donovan”). Set in exotic locations, “All I See Is You” is a unique and visually-driven psychological drama that tells the story of a blind woman (Lively) and her husband (Clarke) ,who upon restoration of her sight, begin to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, »


- Jeff Sneider

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‘House of Cards’ Catch Up: Everything You Need to Know Before Season 3 Premiere

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Democracy is overrated, according to Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, but Netflix’s highbrow hit “House of Cards” arrives this Friday with critical praise and delirious fanfare pinned to its lapel. Murder, backstabbing, intrigue and lots of lingering stares will be made available on Feb. 27 at midnight, but before you binge, TheWrap offers some reminders on past events and things to look for in the new season, which  also stars Robin Wright, Molly Parker, Mahershala Ali, Derek Cecil and Jimmi Simpson. Also Read: ‘House of Cards': 19 Lives Destroyed by the Underwoods (Photos) Major Spoilers ahead … At the close of Season 2, we see Frank. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Denis Villeneuve to Direct ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Starring Harrison Ford

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Alcon Entertainment announced Thursday that “Prisoners” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct a sequel to Ridley Scott‘s classic “Blade Runner,” with star Harrison Ford set to reprise his original role as Rick Deckard. The story will take place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original, and production is slated to start in the summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original “Blade Runner,” teamed with Michael Green to write the screenplay, based on an idea by Fancher and Ridley Scott. Villeneuve has already earned Alcon’s trust, having worked with them on the Hugh Jackman-Jake Gyllenhaal thriller “Prisoners. »


- Matt Donnelly and Jeff Sneider

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First Look at Eddie Redmayne as ‘The Danish Girl’ in Tom Hooper Drama (Photo)

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Fresh off his first Oscar win for “The Theory of Everything,” Eddie Redmayne is going from playing a scientific genius to a social pioneer for his next role. The first official photo has been released from “The Danish Girl,” and shows Redmayne as Einar Wegener, a Danish-born artist who was one of the first known people to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Born male, she underwent a series of experimental surgeries in Germany, beginning in 1930. Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’ “I haven’t worked since ‘The Theory of Everything, »


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‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Review: It’s the White House Not the Fun House

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House of Cards” first couple Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) Underwood find that making it to the top of the mountain can be lonely and that the fall can be deadly on the third season of the “Netflix” drama. A presidential motorcade opens the new season as Frank visits his father’s grave. It’s a moment that encapsulates Frank’s journey from ambitious college student who had to pay for his father’s tombstone to the leader of the free world. Season 3 picks up after Frank’s litany of manipulations led to him replacing the previous president, »


- Jethro Nededog

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CW Developing ‘Arrow’-‘Flash’ Spinoff With Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Victor Garber and Caity Lotz

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The CW is developing a potential new “Flash”/”Arrow” spinoff, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The DC Comics-inspired project would star Brandon Routh, Wentworth Miller, Victor Garber and Caity Lotz, all four of whom have previously appeared on the network’s other superhero shows. The project, still untitled, is described as a team-up style show featuring recurring fan-favorite characters from “Arrow” and “The Flash.” See Photos: CW’s ‘Arrow’-‘The Flash’ Crossover: Behind the Scenes With Star Emily Bett Rickards (Exclusive) “Arrow” creators Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim are working with Warner Bros. »


- Travis Reilly

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8 TV Shows That Keep Facebook Fans Hooked — ‘Scandal,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Oitnb’

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TV fans looking to supplement their favorite series between episodes have a viable option in Facebook. While Twitter is the preferred platform for breaking news and live-event television, the world’s largest social network excels at long-form content, allowing shows and talent to engage with fans in a more robust, less fleeting way. Also Read: 11 of TV’s Hottest Couples From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to ‘The Walking Dead’ (Photos) TheWrap selected the eight shows that best use the social media giant to keep their fans’ appetites whetted between episodes, chosen for unique engagement activity, not simply numbers. Still, size counts, »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Frozen Fever’ Song as Addictive as ‘Let it Go,’ Says Jonathan Groff (Video)

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Watch out, parents — there is more music from “Frozen” in your future. Jonathan Groff, the voice of Kristoff in the Disney smash hit told TheWrap‘s at the Paley Center for Media on Wednesday that the new song debuting in “Frozen Fever,” the follow-up short to the original film, “will be stuck in your head as much as ‘Let It Go.'” Also Read: Oscars 2015 Winners Gallery: ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest,’ Eddie Remayne, Julianne Moore (Photos) Idina Menzel‘s addictive hit won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song and became an obsession among children around the world. See video: ‘Frozen Fever »


- Joe Otterson

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Courtney Love Fails to Thwart Defamation Lawsuit

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Courtney Love‘s attempts to dismiss her defamation lawsuit were thwarted on Thursday, when an appellate judge ruled the entertainer could indeed be sued, as she was less popular than Marlon Brando and her case lacked First Amendment implications. Dawn Simorangkir, the plaintiff in the lawsuit, is a fashion designer who goes by the nickname “Boudoir Queen,” and this is the second lawsuit she has levied against Love. See Photos: Hollywood’s Most Outrageous Lawsuits Simorangkir successfully sued the former Hole frontwoman for Twitter-based (a.k.a. “Twibel”) defamation in 2011 to the tune of $430,000, after the singer had called her »


- Travis Reilly

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Giuliana Rancic Was Channeling Joan Rivers With Zendaya Dig on ‘Fashion Police’ (Report)

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Could the Giuliana Rancic-Zendaya fiasco be chalked up to a bad impersonation? Days into the fallout from remarks Rancic made about actress Zendaya smelling like “patchouli oil and weed,” media reports allege that the embattled “E! News” host was simply trying to channel the late Joan Rivers. “Giuliana is trying to be Joan. She can’t be,” an insider told People magazine. “She is not that funny — and she shouldn’t be. That’s what happens when you let a news anchor do a comedy show.” Also Read: ‘The View’ Hosts Blast Giuliana Rancic for Zendaya Comments: ‘Giuliana »


- Matt Donnelly

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Kanye West Apologizes to Beck for Grammy Outburst

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Kanye West has finally apologized to Beck for rushing the stage during the folk singer’s Best Album win at the Grammys Feb 8. “I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck,” West tweeted Thursday. Also Read: Kanye West Explains ‘Mis-Wording’ of Post-Grammys Rant, Confirms Taylor Swift Collaboration I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck. — Kanye West (@kanyewest) February 26, 2015 In a now infamous moment during the awards broadcast, West approached the stage just as Beck was about to accept his award (a la the even more infamous Taylor Swift moment), but turned around. »


- L.A. Ross

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Carrie Wiltshire Named Chief Operating Officer of Ignition Creative

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Carrie Wiltshire has been named chief operating officer of Ignition Creative, the Santa Monica-based agency that works with the world’s leading brands and corporations and delivers award-winning marketing materials and campaigns, it was announced Thursday by founder/CEO Martin Kistler. As COO for Ignition, Wiltshire will be responsible for directing, administering and coordinating the internal operational activities of the 275-member creative team worldwide. Also Read: Best Picture ‘Birdman’ Flying Back to 1,000 Theaters (Exclusive) Wiltshire will lead and direct operations, production, Hr, information systems, new business coordination and agency promotion and communications.  She will work closely with Kistler and the firm’s senior partners. »


- Jeff Sneider

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