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Karla Souza’s Bilingual ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ Will Teach Older Jewish Men How to Love – and You Too (Video)

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“Everybody Loves Somebody” has something for everybody. Star Karla Souza says the “awesome romantic comedy” is part-Spanish, part-English, and all indebted to old Jewish men. Or so director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta told her. “This is an awesome romantic comedy — the director is a fan of Woody Allen,” the actress told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “She said the other day in an interview, I learned how to do movies and how to love people through these older Jewish men and their movies, and now these older Jewish men can see my movie and learn a little bit about love too.” The actress, »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Nick Cannon Threatens Lawsuit Against the National Enquirer: ‘More Lies!’

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If Nick Cannon really does end up leaving his job on “America’s Got Talent,” maybe he can line up a new gig as a litigant on “The People’s Court.” Cannon, who’s said that he wants to bail on the NBC talent show following a flap over his use of the N-word during his Showtime stand-up special, took aim at The National Enquirer on Tuesday, threatening to sue the publication if it runs an article about him. “More Lies!!! So the @enquirer wants to play around with my children,” Cannon fumed via Instagram. “Only Evil operates in this manner. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Can ‘Get Out’ Scare ‘Lego Batman’ Off the Top Box Office Spot?

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With a trailer that has over 30 million views and unanimous praise from early reviews, “Get Out” could be a big horror hit for Universal Pictures as it debuts this Friday. Some analysts believe it even has a chance to knock “The Lego Batman Movie” off the top box office spot. Universal has put out a conservative estimate for Jordan Peele’s $4.5 million directorial debut, expecting a weekend return in the high teens as it opens in 2,773 locations. But independent trackers tell TheWrap that “Get Out” could make as much as $24 million. That would be enough for the »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Marg Helgenberger Cast in Fox’s ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ Pilot

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Marg Helgenberger has been cast in the Fox pilot “Behind Enemy Lines,” TheWrap has learned. The former “CSI” actress will star as Bobbie Decker, a Navy Admiral and the most powerful woman in the military. She’s described by the network as fierce but fair, a no B.S. straight shooter, who will do anything to keep her men and women safe. The pilot, loosely based on the 2001 Owen Wilson movie of the same name, is a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. Also Read: Fox Orders Medical Drama Pilot 'The Beast' Nikki Toscano is. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Aaliyah’s ‘Queen of the Damned’ 15th Anniversary: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vampire Thriller

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Aaliyah’s “Queen of the Damned” made waves when it was released in 2002. Not because it was a critically acclaimed movie, but rather because it was the beloved R&B singer’s last on-screen performance. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Aaliyah and her last feature film. Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad, re-recorded part of the late singer’s lines. While she had finished filming all of her scenes, some of her lines needed to be redone because the Egyptian accent her character had was a little difficult to understand. The R&B singer said it was fun »


- Rasha Ali

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Kyle Chandler to Join Millie Bobby Brown in ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

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Kyle Chandler is set to join Millie Bobby Brown in Legendary’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Michael Dougherty is directing the project. Zach Shields wrote the script for the film, but plot details remain unknown. Alex Shields is overseeing production for Legendary. The film will be released on March 22, 2019. Also Read: 'Stranger Things' Breakout Millie Bobby Brown to Star in 'Godzilla' Sequel “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” the sequel to the 2014 American version of Toho’s famous kaiju franchise, will be part of a monster movie cinematic universe that »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Diversity in Hollywood Pays Off in Ratings and Box Office, New Study Finds

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Audiences are more drawn to projects that feature a diverse cast, a new study finds, though mirroring the population in the United States remains a problem. The report, published by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, does note that women have made some strides in Hollywood in the past year and several television shows featuring diverse casts have been successful; but racial minorities and women remain severely underrepresented in film and television hiring. “While there have been some improvements, especially in television, the numbers remain disheartening across the board,” said Darnell Hunt, the report’s lead author and director. »

- Linda Ge

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Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame Star Vandal Reaches Plea Deal

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The man who defaced Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has pleaded no contest, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. In exchange for his no contest plea, James Lambert Otis was sentenced to three years of formal probation. Lambert, 53, who pleaded guilty of one count of felony vandalism, will also pay  $3,700 to the Hollywood Historic Trust and $700 to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. He must also perform 20 days of Caltrans community service. Also Read: Trump Fans Call for Oscar Boycott, Target 'Arrogant Hypocrites' Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence Otis faced a possible three years. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Steve Bannon and ‘Daddy’ Trump Silent on Milo Meltdown Over Pedophilia Comments

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Milo Yiannopoulos, the tech editor of Breitbart News, was forced to resign from his job on Tuesday following backlash over a recently unearthed video showing him endorsing pedophilia. This isn’t the first time Yiannopolous has said something galvanizing. The professional provocateur has made a name for himself as one of the most visible faces of the white nationalist alt-right movement, which often espouses hate speak against other races, cultures and women. But unlike the past, Yiannopoulos is finding himself on his own, without help from either “Daddy Trump” — as he often refers to the leader of the free world »


- Itay Hod

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Demi Moore Joins ‘Empire’ in Recurring Role

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Demi Moore has joined “Empire” in a recurring role. The actress will make her first appearance as “a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past” in the Fox drama’s upcoming Season 3 finale, and will return to be “ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family” when the show comes back for Season 4 next fall. Moore joins a growing list of big-name guest stars for “Empire’s” third season. As previously announced, Eva Longoria, Taye Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, Nia Long and Moore’s own daughter Rumer Willis will also appear on the show. Also Read: 'Empire' Renewed by Fox for Season 4 Moore hasn’t had a. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Scores Rare 100 Percent on Rotten Tomatoes

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Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, horror movie “Get Out,” is receiving rave reviews from critics who are calling the thriller an “unmitigated triumph” and the “most trenchant studio release in years.” In fact, the movie has a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 100 percent, based on 27 reviews, all of which are positive. The film is about interracial couple Rose (Allison Williams) and Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), who reach a meet-the-parents stage in their relationship, leaving their metropolis for a country gathering hosted by mom (Catherine Keener) and dad (Bradley Whitford). Also Read: Jordan Peele, Allison Williams Thriller 'Get Out' Sets Release Date Chris expects. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns, and Merriam-Webster Tweets About ‘Schadenfreude’

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The social-media team behind the Merriam-Webster dictionary sure has a sense of timing. Within an hour of conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos announcing his resignation as an editor of Breitbart News over comments about pedophilia, the official Merriam-Webster Twitter account posted the definition of “schadenfreude.” Noting that the German-based word is a “popular lookup on our site,” the dictionary team helpfully added that it “refers to the joy you might feel at another person’s pain.” Also Read: Milo Yiannopoulos Promises to Remain 'Offensive' After Breitbart Resignation (Video) A popular lookup on our site, 'schadenfreude' refers to the joy you might feel at another person’s. »


- Thom Geier

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How the Oscar Best Picture Winner Is Chosen, in 8 Not So Easy Steps

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The fate of “La La Land” and “Moonlight” will soon be in the hands of the accountants. So will the fate of “Manchester by the Sea,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hidden Figures,” “Fences,” “Hell or High Water,” “Arrival” and “Lion,” all of which are hoping to take Oscar Best Picture statuettes home from the Dolby Theatre on Sunday. The Oscar voting deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m. Pt, at which point a small team of accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers will get to work counting votes. In 23 of the 24 categories, their task will be straightforward: Academy members are asked to select one »


- Steve Pond

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Renewed for Season 52 at NBC

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After much speculation, NBC has renewed the daytime soap “Days of Our Lives” for a 52nd season, the network announced on Tuesday. The news follows reports that the network was contemplating ending the long-running show to make room for a new daytime show starring former Fox News host and new NBC hire Megyn Kelly. Back in January, veteran writer Ron Carlivati signed on as head writer of “Days,” replacing Dena Hugley and Ryan Quan. Also Read: Is NBC's 'Days of Our Lives' Safe With Hire of New Top Soap Writer? “We feel so privileged to be able to »


- Reid Nakamura

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Chris Brown ‘Threatened to Kill’ Ex-Girlfriend Karrueche Tran, Court Papers Say

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Chris Brown might be finding himself in more legal trouble over his behavior toward women. R&B singer Brown, who famously pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, is now being accused of abusing and threatening another former flame. In court papers filed by Karrueche Tran on Feb. 17, the aspiring model claims that Brown “threatened to kill” her earlier this month. Tran also claims that Brown has physically abused her, punching her twice in the stomach and pushing her down stairs. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Milo Yiannopoulos Promises to Remain ‘Offensive’ After Breitbart Resignation (Video)

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Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who announced his resignation on Tuesday, assured his fans: “Don’t think for a moment that anything that has happened in the last 48 hours will ever stop me from being as offensive, provocative and outrageously funny as I choose, on any subject.” The comments came during a New York press conference in which he explained why he is stepping down from the far-right media outlet, saying the decision “mine alone.” Yiannopoulos added that he plans to start a new, “independently funded” media venture and expects his book, “Dangerous,” will come out, after being cancelled by Simon & Schuster, »


- Brian Flood

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Richard Wright Novel ‘Native Son’ to Become Feature Film

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Richard Wright’s classic novel “Native Son” is coming to the big screen, with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks signed on to adapt the book for a feature film. Photographer Rashid Johnson will direct the film in his feature debut. Last year, Johnson became the first artist in nearly four decades to be named to the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum. The film will be produced by Bow and Arrow Entertainment, which acquired the rights to the 1940 classic. “Native Son,” which elevated Wright to national prominence, follows a 20-year-old African-American man named Bigger Thomas from impoverished. »


- Matt Pressberg

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Trump Fans Call for Oscar Boycott, Target ‘Arrogant Hypocrites’ Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence

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Last year, it was #OscarsSoWhite that was calling for a boycott of the Academy Awards. Now Donald Trump supporters are taking their turn. A Facebook post demanding a boycott of Sunday’s event has been circulating among conservatives on Facebook and Reddit over the past week, seemingly originating from a Facebook page for a women’s Gop group in Tempe, Az. The post calls on the “backbone and decent people of America” to stand up against the “bitter people of the entertainment industry.” Also Read: Seth Meyers Feels Bad for Trump: He 'Just Wants a Friend' (Video) It also specifically calls out celebrities who. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Milo Yiannopoulos’ Rise and Fall, From GamerGate to Pedophilia Comments (Photos)

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Breitbart News columnist Milo Yiannopoulos’ rising star has turned into a meteor plummeting toward Earth. After video of Milo voicing support for adults to have sexual relationships with boys began circulating the Internet, the Conservative Political Action Conference dropped him for its keynote and his book deal was canceled. Here’s the complete timeline of Milo’s rise, from his opportunism in the “GamerGate” harassment campaign against women in the video game industry, to now. 2011 — Milo founds “The Kernel” Milo launches the London-based blog, which covered tech startups. By 2012, he was sued for allegedly not paying contributors to the blog. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News

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Milo Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart minutes before he addressed recent pedophilia comments he made that sparked outrage across the nation and announced he will now starting a new “independently funded” media venture. “Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved. They allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them. They have been a significant factor in my success. I’m grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged here,” Yiannopoulos said in a statement. He continued: “I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to »


- Brian Flood

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