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Cinema Audio Society Gives Top Sound-Mixing Award to ‘La La Land’

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La La Land” has won the top feature-film award from the Cinema Audio Society, which handed out its 53rd Cas Awards on Saturday night in Los Angeles. The film was up against fellow Oscar sound-mixing nominees “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Rogue One: a Star Wars Story,” as well as against “Doctor Strange” and “Sully.” In the last 20 years of the Cinema Audio Society Awards, the winner has gone on to win the Oscar for sound mixing 11 times, including six times in the last decade. Also Read: Oscars: Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson Join New Crop of Presenters Only three of the five Cas. »


- Steve Pond

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NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving Insists ‘Earth is Flat… I Know Science’ (Video)

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Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving knows his way around a basketball court… which is flat… unlike the earth. During a podcast of “Road Trippin’ with Rj & Channing,” Irving joined teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye in a conversation about conspiracy theories, which led to Irving made a surprising declaration, “the earth is flat.” “This is not even a conspiracy theory,” Irving said. “The earth is flat. The earth is flat. … It’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.” Also Read: Espn 'SC6's' Jemele Hill, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Justin Timberlake Reveals the Secret to His Oscar Song From ‘Trolls’ (Exclusive Video)

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The Justin Timberlake song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” has already topped the charts in more than a dozen countries and won the Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media, in which he competed against songs by Peter Gabriel, Shakira and Pink, among others. Now it faces its toughest task of all: taking down “La La Land” in the Oscar race for Best Original Song. That’s a tall order. Timberlake explains in a video premiering exclusively at TheWrap that he wasn’t originally sure he and co-writers Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster (Shellback) would be able to pull off a. »


- Steve Pond

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Trump Pummels the Press at Florida Rally, Twitter Reacts

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Donald Trump took his “make America safe” message to Melbourne, Florida Saturday to rally support for his agenda and, while he was there, once again attempt to squish the media under his thumb. Just a month into his turbulent presidency, Trump spoke in front of an estimated 9,000 of his supporters in what many on social media are calling a campaign-like rally. Among his apparent objectives were blasting international trade, slamming the judges who ruled his travel ban as unconstitutional and, oh yeah, focusing his ire once again (yawn) at the media. “I want to speak to you without the filter. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Toys Give Closer Look at Kurt Russell’s Character (Photo)

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2” has yet to reveal any footage of Kurt Russell’s character to the public, but a preview of the toys for the new Marvel movie give us the next best thing. Check out the photo below, which show’s Russell’s character alongside Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, a.k.a everybody’s new favorite anti-hero, Star Lord. Russell will play Quill’s father in the film, though the character is not the father established in the Marvel comics. Instead, Russell will play Ego, the Living Planet. Also Read: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Promo »


- Joe Otterson

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Aaron Carter Assaulted at Illinois Concert Venue

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Aaron Carter was assaulted at an Illinois concert venue on Friday night by a member of his opening act. Carter, the brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and a best-selling singer in his own right, was set to perform at the Looney Bin in Bradley, Illinois. One of the members of his opener, Ill State, began going into the crowd and grabbing people’s mobile phones to record Carter while he performed. Not happy with the distraction, Carter instructed security to have the musician removed. While the other man was being escorted out, Carter said, “Bye Felipe,” the male equivalent of the popular. »


- Joe Otterson

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When Does the Next Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Come Out?

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For years now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building momentum toward a giant crossover event — “Avengers: Infinity War.” Even the movies not directly related to the Avengers team, like “Guardians of the Galaxy,” relate back to the central conflict of the supervillain Thanos, who is totally going to show up to wreak havoc eventually. “Infinity War” is still a long way off, though — it won’t be out for another year. In the meantime, there are three more Marvel Cinematic Universe movies coming out in 2017 to keep fans busy while they wait. Up first is “Guardians of the »


- Phil Hornshaw

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‘Britney Ever After’ Star Natasha Bassett Reveals a Secret About Pop Star’s Most Famous Video

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Playing a pop superstar isn’t all fun and games, just ask Natasha Bassett, who plays Britney Spears in the Lifetime movie, Britney Ever After.” “It’s exciting but nerve-racking at the same time,” Bassett told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “Playing someone I’ve grown up idolizing is petrifying, as well, because I have so much respect and admiration for Britney. I can only hope that her loyal fan base enjoys the film.” Bassett went all out to capture the icon’s essence. The minute she learned she booked the job, she dumped her Australian accent and started talking with »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Does ‘Daredevil’ Easter Egg Reveal ‘The Defenders’ Plot?

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Did “Daredevil” just drop a huge clue about the plot of “The Defenders” miniseries? The Marvel-Netflix show’s official Twitter account posted a picture of a page from the fictional New York Bulletin with the caption “Look closely, you never know what you’ll see.” Look closely, you never know what you’ll see. #Daredevil pic.twitter.com/mGMokcdFIB – Daredevil (@Daredevil) February 16, 2017 Aside from the main story on the page that’s about The Punisher from the show’s second season, there is a smaller headline in the corner that reads, “New Theories Shed Light on Lost City.” See video: »


- Joe Otterson

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MSNBC Host Joy Reid Cuts Off Ex-Congressman After ‘Offensive’ Immigration Talk (Video)

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Am Joy” host Joy Reid quickly cut off a segment with former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-az) due to his “incredibly offensive” comments about illegal immigrants on the Sunday MSNBC show. During a panel discussion with Latina activists Rosie Perez and Maria Hinojosa, Hayworth claimed to understand what Latinos go through in America due to his own brushes with the Border Patrol. “When I was moving from Cincinnati to Arizona and driving along our southeast border, I have been stopped by the Border Patrol,” he said. “I have been asked if I was a citizen, my car has been examined and the same. »


- Joe Otterson

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Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v Wade, Dies at 69

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Norma McCorvey, better known as Jane Roe of the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, has died. She was 69. Journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about the case, confirmed her death in an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas, where she was suffering from a heart ailment. McCorvey was only 22 in 1970 when she filed a lawsuit to legally and safely end a pregnancy. At the time, abortion was prohibited in most of the country except when the mother’s life was at risk. Also Read: Anti-Abortion Activist Tells Shocked Joy Reid Birth Control Should Be Illegal (Video) At the. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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‘On Body and Soul’ Wins Golden Bear Award at Berlin Film Festival

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The Hungarian love story “On Body and Soul” has won the Golden Bear award as the best film at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. Acting awards went to Georg Friedrich for “Bright Nights” and Kim Minhee for “On the Beach at Night Alone,” while the prize for the festival’s best director went to Aki Kaurismaki for “The Other Side of Hope.” The awards were announced at a ceremony in Berlin on Saturday night, at the conclusion of a festival that began on Feb. 9. Also Read: 'The Dinner' Berlin Review: Laura Linney, Steve Coogan Cram Too Much on Their Plate The winners were. »


- Steve Pond

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Who is Hurt Bae? (Video)

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Hurt Bae is all of us — well, those of us who have ever been cheated on in our relationships. On Valentine’s Day (how appropriate), The Scene released a now viral video of two exes, Kourtney Jorge and Leonard Long III, confronting each other about their past relationship that involved a little bit (a lot) of cheating. While it sounds like the perfect, mature, adult way to get closure or whatever after experiencing infidelity in a relationship, social media quickly began rallying behind Jorge after it was deemed that Long was pretty much the worst person alive. Not exactly because of. »

- Rasha Ali

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TV Shows You Should Binge-Watch Right Now, From ‘Oitnb’ to ‘Better Call Saul’ (Photos)

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Summer’s here, and so is our list of the best TV shows currently streaming that you need to binge-watch now, from “Better Call Saul” to “Silicon Valley” to “Orange is the New Black.”   “Master of None” (season 1 on Netflix) The first season of comedian Aziz Ansari‘s universally praised “Master of None” consists of 10 episodes, each at around a half-hour. Season 2 is set to premiere sometime next year, so it shouldn’t take very long to watch all of “Master of None” on Netflix before then. “Love” (season 1 on Netflix) Like “Master of None,” the Judd Apatow-produced “Love »


- Phil Hornshaw and Sam Rosenberg

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Ivan Koloff, Former WWE Wrestler, Dies at 74

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Ivan Koloff, the former WWE wrestler known as “The Russian Bear,” died on Saturday after battling liver cancer. He was 74. “WWE is saddened to learn that Ivan Koloff, best known to the WWE Universe as one of Bruno Sammartino’s most bitter rivals, has passed away at age 74,” the company said in a statement. “WWE extends its condolences to Ivan Koloff’s family, friends and fans.” WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair also shared the news on Twitter, with a tribute to Koloff. He wrote, “I’m Sad To Wake Up And Hear of the passing of my very close friend the. »


- Joe Otterson

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‘Lego Batman’ Snags $7.5 Million at Friday Box Office, Trounces ‘Great Wall,’ ‘Cure for Wellness’

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Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Batman Movie” and Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker” had strong starts to their second week at the box office, finishing first and second respectively in the Friday totals. “Lego Batman” made $7.5 million on Friday from 4,088 locations, while “Darker” made $6.7 million from 3,714 locations. That left the weekend’s newcomers — including Matt Damon‘s pricey epic “The Great Wall” and director Gore Verbinski’s ‘The Cure for Wellness” — sputtering in their wide-release debuts. Also Read: Which Oscar Contender Gave Its Studio the Biggest Bang for the Buck? “Lego Batman” is expected to have a mammoth President’s Day weekend thanks. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Oscar Gender Gap: Male Leads in Best Picture Nominees Have Twice as Much Screen Time

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In the latest sign of the gender gap in Hollywood, a new study by statisticians at New York’s St. Lawrence University found that male leads of Oscar Best Picture nominees for the last 12 years had twice as much screen time as their female counterparts. The male stars of nominated films from 2006 to 2017 appeared on screen an average of 43 percent of the film’s running time, compared to 22 percent for female leads in those films, according to the report by St. Lawrence statistics professor Michael Schuckers and Bailey O’Keeffe. O’Keeffe, a 2016 graduate of St. Lawrence, noted that »

- Thom Geier

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When Does ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Come Out on Netflix?

17 February 2017 11:50 PM, PST

Information has slowly been trickling out about what fans can expect from the future of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” but at least we know when they will finally get to enjoy Season 2: Halloween. The release date for the next set of nine episodes came when Netflix dropped a short teaser trailer during Super Bowl 51. It gave fans just enough information to confirm a few things we’ve been waiting to hear. For instance, we know definitively that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) will be back in Season 2. And we know the Upside Down is going to play a major role in the. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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9 ‘Stranger Things’ Fan Theories About Season 2

17 February 2017 11:42 PM, PST

Spoiler alert: Do not read unless you’re caught up on the first season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” The first season of Netflix’s horror series “Stranger Things” has had fans buzzing since its premiere in 2016 , and now that information about the future of the series is starting to come out, theories are emerging about things to come in Season 2. The season finale, titled “Chapter Eight: The Upside Down,” tied up the season’s overarching search for Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), with his mom Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Sheriff Hopper (David Harbour) discovering the boy in a dark alternate universe. »


- Phil Hornshaw and Meriah Doty

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Trump Called These 9 Reporters ‘The Enemy’ – Here’s How They Answered

17 February 2017 6:19 PM, PST

Note to Donald Trump: Don’t get into a war of words with writers. Many of the most recognizable journalists in the media world hit back at President Trump’s tweet on Friday calling the news media “the enemy of the American people.” “Someone is cranky that Gallup has him at 38% and Pew has him at 39%,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough tweeted. “So now he’s resorting to Fake Tweets. Sad!” Also Read: News Media Are 'Enemy of the American People,' Trump Tweets, Deletes and Tweets Again The New York Times’ Sopan Deb wrote: “As a journalist, I’m »


- Itay Hod

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