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‘The Keepers’ Filmmaker Has Theory on Sister Cathy Murder, Personal Connection to Case

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Warning: Major spoilers appear below. “The Keepers” filmmaker Ryan White made the new Netflix docuseries that has everyone on the edge of their seats. He spearheaded the project because of his personal connection to Sister Catherine Cesnik, a nun who was found murdered in January of 1970 and who serves as the centerpiece of the true crime series. “My access point was a personal connection: My aunt went to Archbishop Keough High School and was Sister Cathy’s student,” White told TheWrap. His aunt was also friends with Jean Wehner, one of multiple people in the documentary who say they were sexually abused. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘The Rider’ Cannes Review: Spectacular Rodeo Tale Is the Festival’s Sleeper Hit

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Some films arrive at Cannes with the eyes of the world already fixed upon them, while others make a more a subtle entrance. Building on ebullient early reactions, and on the tips festivalgoers share with each other over late-night glasses of rosé or in the long lines to get into the next competition film, those smaller works grow in reputation and stature. They may enter the festival without much fanfare, but they leave as conquering heroes. Start prepping the laurels now, because Chloé Zhao’s “The Rider” looks to be this year’s word-of-mouth hit. The story of a young rodeo hotshot grappling. »


- Ben Croll

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Cannes, Day 6: Punk Rock Aliens Party at Grand Palais; Sean Baker’s ‘Florida Project’ Shines

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Didn’t you miss John Cameron Mitchell? The loud and proud auteur has been dabbling here and there with short films, producing, script and story polishing — but the “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” filmmaker hasn’t given us a significant feature since 2010’s stark “Rabbit Hole.” He’s back with an army of ambiguous millennials, and a much more joyous reteam with Nicole Kidman. More good news? Sean Baker has successfully captured the joy and abject poverty of Florida as he did for the trans sex workers of East Hollywood, to meaningful effect. Let’s do this, Lundi. How to Disrupt Cannes? »


- Matt Donnelly

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Oliver Stone to Direct ‘Guantanamo’ TV Series for Weinstein Company

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Weinstein Television announced Monday that it has acquired rights to dramatic series “Guantanamo,” which marks Oliver Stone’s first foray into scripted television. Stone is known for tackling controversial subjects: He directed the film “Snowden,” and recently the documentary “The Putin Interviews,” which premieres on Showtime in June. He will direct all of season one, per Weinstein Television. “Guantanamo” will tell the stories of the prison from multiple perspectives — from prisoners to soldiers, lawyers to journalists. The Guantanamo Bay detention camp was opened after the September 11 attacks to interrogate and detain suspects in the war on terror, and has since been a focal. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Tomi Lahren Lands a New Gig, but It’s Not at a TV Network

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Right-wing firebrand, Tomi Lahren, is joining a pro-Trump advocacy group, Great America Alliance. She will work on the communications team for the organization, after splitting from conservative network TheBlaze earlier this year. Lahren rose to fame with a series of polarizing viral videos in which she often defended Trump and mocked the president’s critics. However, her first post-Blaze gig won’t be behind an anchor desk. “With critical policy battles looming, including repealing Obamacare and passing pro-growth tax reform, Great America Alliance (Gaa), the leading issue advocacy organization supporting the America-First agenda of President Donald J. Trump, announced Tomi Lahren is joining their. »


- Brian Flood

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Celine Dion Stops Billboard Music Awards Interview to Sing Along to Cher’s ‘Believe’ (Videos)

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Celine Dion had to stop her backstage interview at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards to sing along to Cher‘s performance of “Believe.” As the 71-year-old took the stage on Sunday night, Dion paused to watch the fellow performer on the monitor and started an impromptu karaoke session with reporters backstage. Cher accepted the Icon award at the Billboard Music Awards. During her acceptance speech, she said, “I want to thank my mom. When I was really young my mom said, ‘You’re not going to be the smartest, you’re not going to be the prettiest. You’re not going to be the most talented. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Stephen Colbert: Ted Cruz Asked Me to ‘Humanize’ Him During Gop Primary

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Stephen Colbert said that former Gop presidential candidate Ted Cruz once asked the “Late Show” host to “humanize” him before an appearance on the CBS comedy show. “I don’t want to betray my guest because there’s what happens on-camera and off-camera, but I guess it’s okay because I don’t think understood what he was asking,” Colbert said on Saturday at New York Mag’s Vulture Festival, according to the New York Post. Colbert continued: “I said, ‘Thanks for coming on, I like to have republicans on,’ and he goes, ‘Well, I was hoping we could humanize me. »


- Brian Flood

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Facebook Leaks: Live Streamed Suicides Allowed on Site, Nudity Gets Removed

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Videos and pictures of violent deaths, animal abuse, and self-harm are all allowed to be shared on Facebook, according to leaked internal guidelines obtained by The Guardian, which reviewed more than 100 of the social media giant’s internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts. The documents highlight some glaring inconsistencies with the way the site polices its content. They also underscore how difficult it is to moderate a constant stream of posts from more than two billion users. “Facebook cannot keep control of its content,” said one Facebook source to The Guardian. “It has grown too big, too quickly.” Also Read: Mark Zuckerberg Says He's. »


- Sean Burch

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Ratings: ABC’s ‘Billboard Music Awards’ Slip, But They Still Crush Competition

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Drake owned the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, when host network ABC dominated the Nielsen numbers. Per very preliminary numbers, which are not time zone-adjusted, the Disney-owned broadcaster earned a 2.0 rating/8 share and an average of 7.2 million total viewers across primetime. Those were dragged down by a 7 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” season finale (a 1.1/5 and 5.4 million viewers), but the BBMAs (2.3/9 and 7.7 million viewers) also slipped year over year. ABC’s ratings may rise when final fast nationals are out within an hour or so — we’ll see soon enough. Also Read: Miley Cyrus Tears »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Spider-Man’ Star Tom Holland to Play Young Nathan Drake in Sony’s ‘Uncharted’ Franchise

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Spider-Man: Homecoming” star Tom Holland is attached to another major Sony franchise, joining Shawn Levy‘s “Uncharted,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Shawn Levy is directing the film in which Holland is set to star as the young thief Nathan Drake. The film will take its inspiration from a sequence in the third version of the famous video game, in which Drake first meets professional rogue, Sullivan. Sony is yet to find a writer for the screenplay. Producers include Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Miley Cyrus Tears Up During Emotional ‘Malibu’ Billboard Music Awards Performance (Video)

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Miley Cyrus got pretty emotional during her performance of her new hit, “Malibu,” at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Cyrus was introduced by her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, and her younger sister, Noah Cyrus, before the 24-year-old took the stage. Noah Cyrus joked that the singer was finally wearing pants for a performance. Cyrus dropped the new song on May 11, and people immediately praised Cyrus for heading back to her country roots after she sparked multiple headlines over the past years with her raunchy antics. Also Read: People Are Straight Up Losing It Over Miley Cyrus' New. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Mark Zuckerberg Says He’s Not Running for Public Office

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he’s not running for public office in a lengthy post on Sunday. In it, he said his “personal challenge this year is to visit every state I haven’t spent time in before to learn about people’s hopes and challenges.” “Some of you have asked if this challenge means I’m running for public office. I’m not. I’m doing it to get a broader perspective to make sure we’re best serving our community,” Zuckerberg wrote. Zuckerberg’s personal challenge “to have visited and met people in every state in the »


- Brian Flood

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‘War Machine’ Review: Brad Pitt Plays a General, But the Narration Takes Charge

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From the moment Brad Pitt appears on screen in “War Machine,” you can tell he’s throwing himself into playing another person, from how he walks and places his body’s center of gravity to changing his voice and altering his facial features. But it’s the “you can tell” part that sinks the performance: Pitt has excelled in a variety of roles, but one of the unifying factors behind his best work is that he makes it seem effortless. In “War Machine,” however, it’s all effort, and he makes it impossible to look at him without seeing how hard he’s working. »


- Alonso Duralde

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‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Here’s What the Critics Are Saying

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Twin Peaks” returned to TV on Sunday, 26 years after David Lynch’s original, and the jury is still out. All in all, many critics are praising the different turn the show is taking, with new characters and a radical form of storytelling. Many are excited to see where the show will go after the two-hour premiere of the revival, which was a “strangely welcome return to a familiar world.” “And for a program that never fit in a neat little box, Lynch and company have seemingly found the right time and place to reappear,” wrote CNN’s Brian Lowry in his review. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Watch a Trailer for the Puff Daddy Documentary Produced by Puff Daddy (Video)

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Puff Daddy has produced a documentary about Puff Daddy, which contains a lot of praise for Puff Daddy. Like this, courtesy of Nas: “Puff changed the whole thing.” And the following from Mary J. Blige: “He believed in me, even more than I believed in myself.” Also Read: Chris Cornell Told His Wife, 'I Am Just Tired' Before Hanging Himself, Police Say A little later, Clive Davis lauds Puffy’s “vision.” It’s not all rainbows and sunshine, however. “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop,” which is technically about Bad Boy Records, also covers the murder of Sean Combs’ top artist and best friend. »


- Tony Maglio

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Roger Ailes’ Son Vows Revenge Against Father’s Harassment Accusers: ‘Hell Is Coming With Me’

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As former Fox News boss Roger Ailes was laid to rest on Saturday, his teenage son appeared to promise vengeance for the women who accused his father of sexual harassment. “I want all the people who betrayed my father to know that I’m coming after them,” Zachary Ailes said during his eulogy, according to LifeZette. “Hell is coming with me.” LifeZette Editor-in-Chief and frequent Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham attended the service in Palm Beach, Florida that also featured Fox News stars Sean Hannity, Bill Hemmer and Kimberly Guilfoyle. New York Magazine editor Gabriel Sherman, who contributed to Ailes’ demise, »


- Brian Flood

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John Oliver Annihilates ‘Absolutely Insane’ Week of Trump’s ‘Stupid Watergate’ (Video)

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John Oliver cannot believe where we’re at a mere four months into Donald Trump’s presidency. Dubbing this whole library of scandals “Stupid Watergate,” the “Last Week Tonight” host broke down the “absolutely insane” previous seven days of our national nightmare. The HBO personality addressed the following four questions on Sunday: “What the f— is going on?” “How big a deal is this?” “Where do we go from here?” And, of course, “Is this real life?” The answer to that final one was, “Unfortunately, yes.” Also Read: Billy Bush Recalls Apologizing to Daughter for 'Access Hollywood' Trump »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Review: Johnny Depp Serves Up a Fifth of Frivolity

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It’s become difficult to listen to that hard-charging “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme without hearing Michael Bolton strain-crooning about Captain Jack Sparrow (“the jester of Tartuga!”) for the Lonely Island guys in that memorable “SNL” digital short. Then again, the “Pirates” franchise itself has always seemed like an unlikely mash-up of outlaw posture and pop silliness, eschewing any real sense of seagoing adventure for the more readily achievable goals of brand management and CGI swash and buckle. The good news, though, is that the fifth entry, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” is the most divertingly enjoyable. »


- Robert Abele

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Billy Bush Recalls Apologizing to Daughter for ‘Access Hollywood’ Trump Tape: ‘There Is No Good Answer for That’ (Video)

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Former “Today” co-host Bill Bush went on rival “Good Morning America” to discuss his role in the lewd 2005 exchange with Donald Trump that was caught on a hot mic and released last October during the 2016 presidential election. In his first television interview since the tape was released, Bush said the situation brought his teenage daughter Mary to tears. “There was a powerful moment, my now 16-year-old daughter called me … and she was in tears,” Bush told “Gma” co-anchor Robin Roberts. Also Read: Billy Bush Says He's 'Trying to Get Back on TV' (Video) “She was really upset, and I said, »


- Brian Flood

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‘Twin Peaks': Let’s Talk About What in the World Is Going On with Dale Cooper and Dougie Jones

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(Major spoilers ahead for the first four episodes of the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime.) The first two episodes of “Twin Peaks: The Return” sets up a serious problem: how is Agent Dale Cooper supposed to get out of the Black Lodge if his doppelganger is running around? Fortunately, creators David Lynch and Mark Frost waste no time answering this question, but in typical fashion, it’s something that only raises more questions. Cooper is told while in the Black Lodge that he can only leave if his doppelganger comes back. On the other side of the dimensional wall, »


- Carli Velocci and Phil Owen

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