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See Andy Samberg Impersonate Eddie Vedder at Spirit Awards

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Andy Samberg impersonated Eddie Vedder at the Spirit Awards as the Lonely Island star turned Pearl Jam's "Alive" into an ode to still-living actors during the ceremony's not-so-death reel, the Hollywood Reporter wrote.

A spoof on major award shows' In Memoriam segment, Samberg – donning Vedder's Ten-era look of long hair and flannel tied around waist – sang a "non-memoriam" rendition of "Alive" to Spirit Awards attendees like Matt "Mattie D-Bones" Damon, Viggo Mortensen and Craig Robinson, noting how each actor was, in fact, not dead.

"I'm Eddie Vedder and I love the Cubs. »


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James Cameron on Bill Paxton: 'Great Actor, and a Creative Dynamo'

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James Cameron, who frequently cast Bill Paxton in the films he directed, has penned a tribute to the late actor following Paxton's death at the age of 61.

In a statement to Vanity Fair, Cameron wrote, "The world is a lesser place for his passing, and I will profoundly miss him."

"I've been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it. Bill leaves such a void. He and I were close friends for 36 years since we met on the set of a Roger Corman ultra-low budget movie. »


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Bill Paxton, Versatile 'Big Love,' 'Twister' Actor, Dead at 61

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Bill Paxton, the veteran actor who starred in Big Love and appeared in films like Aliens, Twister and Apollo 13, died Saturday following complications from surgery. He was 61.

"It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," a representative for the family said in a statement to Rolling Stone.

"A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as »


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See John Mulaney, Nick Kroll Rip on Trump, Mel Gibson in Spirit Awards Monologue

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Oh, Hello comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll opened the 32nd Spirit Awards with a monologue that poked fun at Mel Gibson, Donald Trump and Steve Bannon.

"We like to think of these awards as the ones without Mel Gibson," Kroll said of the Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge director. "People wondered: how long would it take Hollywood to forgive someone for anti-Semitic, racist hate speech?' The answer: Eight years!"

Mulaney added, "So look out for the 2024 Oscars, when the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award goes to Mr. Steve Bannon."

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'White Helmets' Cinematographer Blocked From Oscars Due to Travel Ban

25 February 2017 11:44 AM, PST

One of the two members of the Syrian civil defense unit the White Helmets that planned on attending Sunday's Academy Awards has been blocked from entering the U.S.

Twenty-one-old cinematographer Khaled Khateeb – who was set to join White Helmets leader Raed Saleh at the Oscars, where The White Helmets is nominated in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category – was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Saturday.

However, the Department of Homeland Security blocked Khateeb from entering the United States, citing "derogatory information" about the cinematographer, the Associated Press reports, »


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'Hillary's America,' 'Batman v Superman' Victorious at Razzie Awards

25 February 2017 9:45 AM, PST

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the documentary Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party both picked up four Razzies to dominate the 37th Golden Raspberry Awards, Hollywood's annual celebration of the year's worst films.

Dinesh D'Souza's reviled "so-called documentary" was named Worst Picture of 2016 along with Worst Actor (for his own narration), Worst Director and Worst Actress (for whoever portrayed Hillary Clinton in the film).

"And the reason you're giving it to me is because you're very upset that Trump won. You haven't gotten over »


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Bill Maher to Media: 'You Have to Win Your Respect Back'

25 February 2017 7:47 AM, PST

Bill Maher praised the media for getting tougher with Donald Trump but called on them to work toward reclaiming the public's trust on Real Time.

During the segment, Maher pointed out a Fox News poll where the majority of people believed that media was "less trustworthy than Donald Trump."

"Can you imagine how this must make a reporter feel, to be losing a truthfulness contest to Donald Trump? It's like losing a rap battle to Mitt Romney," Maher said. "For the press to be effective, these numbers have to change. »


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Watch Stephen Colbert Fret About Trump's Nuclear Plan

25 February 2017 6:15 AM, PST

Stephen Colbert fretted about Donald Trump's desire to restart the nuclear arms race on Friday's Late Show.

"Of course, Trump is in charge of our nuclear missiles, and if that does not scare you, maybe this will: Yesterday, in an interview, he said he wants to expand our nuclear arsenal and make it 'top of the pack,'" Colbert said.

"But it's a terrifying prospect. After years of carefully decommissioning our nukes – Obama won the Nobel Prize for that – Trump wants to ramp up nuclear production. It's like the Cold War all over again, »


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Oscar-Nominated Best Foreign Film Directors Pen Statement Against 'Fanaticism'

24 February 2017 5:16 PM, PST

The filmmakers behind the five movies nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday's Academy Awards banded together for a joint statement to "express our unanimous and emphatic disapproval of the climate of fanaticism and nationalism we see today in the U.S."

"The fear generated by dividing us into genders, colors, religions and sexualities as a means to justify violence destroys the things that we depend on – not only as artists but as humans: the diversity of cultures, the chance to be enriched by something seemingly 'foreign' and the »


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Murder, Nunchucks and the Trump Era: Inside 'I Don't Feel at Home in the World Anymore'

24 February 2017 12:54 PM, PST

A few years ago, Macon Blair came home to find that his New York City apartment has been broken into and his laptop stolen. Having recently relocated to Manhattan, the Virginia native viewed the incident as a sort of urban-living rite of passage. And like most folks whose primary experience with criminal investigations comes from Law & Order re-runs (and who've also logged in a guest appearance on an Svu episode), the writer-director-actor assumed that everything was going to kick into high gear the minute the boys in blue showed up. »


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Murder, Nunchucks and the Trump Era: Inside 'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore'

24 February 2017 12:54 PM, PST

A few years ago, Macon Blair came home to find that his New York City apartment has been broken into and his laptop stolen. Having recently relocated to Manhattan, the Virginia native viewed the incident as a sort of urban-living rite of passage. And like most folks whose primary experience with criminal investigations comes from Law & Order re-runs (and who've also logged in a guest appearance on an Svu episode), the writer-director-actor assumed that everything was going to kick into high gear the minute the boys in blue showed up. »


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Why 'Slap Shot' Captures the 1970s Better Than Any Other Sports Movie

24 February 2017 6:37 AM, PST

Over the last few decades – thanks in part to movies and TV shows like Dazed and Confused, Boogie Nights, Anchorman and HBO's Vinyl – there’s been a pronounced pop cultural tendency to reduce the 1970s to little more than a fabulous parade of campy signifiers like mirrored disco balls, brightly-painted muscle cars, platform shoes, bellbottomed jeans, tube tops, Afro hairdos, pornstaches and piles of cocaine.

It's an understandable impulse, of course. (Who doesn't love Afros or piles of cocaine?) But taking such a superficial approach to the seventies means glossing over the grittier, »


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See James Corden, Jordan Peele, Nick Kroll's Explicit Boy Band

24 February 2017 6:32 AM, PST

 On Thursday, The Late Late Show presented a hilarious mockumentary about Thr33way, parodying boy bands like *Nsync, Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. The sexually graphic (and non-existent) group featuring James Corden, Jordan Peele and Nick Kroll "cut through all the innuendo and just got to the heart of what those songs were really about: hardcore sex." 

The doc highlighted the group's numerous hit parodies, including Backstreet Boys spoof "I Want a Three Way" ("Why can't we have a three-way?/ But what if it's my birthday?") and Hanson rip "MMMBoobs." Other classics: "Tearin' Up My Butt, »


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2017 Oscars: 6 Surprisingly Close Races to Watch

24 February 2017 5:29 AM, PST

For weeks now, Oscar pundits and awards-circuit journalists have been saying virtually the same thing: La La Land should dominate the night; Zootopia has all but picked up its statuette and put it on a mantel; the impeccably written Manchester by the Sea will almost assuredly go home with the Best Original Screenplay award. When narratives like this cement themselves around the Academy Awards, as they do almost every year, it's tough to shake off what seems like an inevitability. But as anyone who's been covering the show for a minute or three knows, »


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Watch the Lively New Trailer for 'The Get Down' Part II

23 February 2017 6:30 PM, PST

Netflix has unveiled the release date for The Get Down's next set of episodes. The show's "Part II" will premiere this spring. The network announced the return of Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis' hip-hop drama via a short trailer.

In the brief 15-second clip, lively performance scenes are interwoven with audience clips, a motorcycle ride and DJ shots. "We're going to take our music from minor to major league," a voiceover says.

Set in the late 1970s in the South Bronx, the show recreates the fictionalized moments »


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'Twin Peaks' SXSW Events to Feature Kyle MacLachlan, Neko Case

23 February 2017 5:23 PM, PST

Twin Peaks is heading to Austin for the South by Southwest Conference and Film Festival. Showtime's two-day event will feature one of the show's stars and a host of artist performances "inspired by the series." It takes place March 16th-17th at The Showtime House at Clive Bar on Rainey Street.

The lineup includes Neko Case, Real Estate, M. Ward, Tame Impala's Cameron Avery and Let's Eat Grandma, among other artists. Kyle MacLachlan, who plays series star Special Agent Dale Cooper, is slated to make an appearance during the first night's events. »


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2017 Oscars: Where and How to Watch

23 February 2017 8:03 AM, PST

On Sunday night, Jimmy Kimmel will make his debut as an Oscar host, following up Chris Rock's scorching stint as Master of Ceremonies where he tackled the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Back in September, Kimmel gave a taste of his abilities as an award show host when he helmed the Emmy Awards.

The 89th Academy Awards will air on February 26th at 8 p.m. Est on ABC. For those interested in catching the show's typically legendary fashion, ABC will air a red carpet special an hour before the show kicks off. »


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St. Vincent, The National, Aziz Ansari Set for 'Bob's Burgers' Album

23 February 2017 7:14 AM, PST

Bob's Burgers plans to release a compilation on the indie label Sub Pop in May. In addition to songs from regular cast members, the collection will include contributions from an assortment of indie rockers – St. Vincent, the National, Stephin Merritt – and notable comedic actors: Aziz Ansari, who voices a character on the show, Paul Rudd and more.

The Bob's Burgers Music Album covers a lot of ground: according to the iTunes store, the record contains 112 songs in total. Most of these are less than a minute long; one is just 16 seconds. »


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Peter Travers' 2017 Alt-Oscars: From Scorsese to 'Deadpool'

23 February 2017 7:13 AM, PST

Come Sunday, a.k.a. Oscars night, we'll all be tipping our hats to the year's winners. But before we do that, here's to the "losers" – the worthy ones of 2016 that, for whatever cockamamie reason, didn't even get a nomination.

In an effort to do right where the Academy effed up, I give you the Travers Awards – my own personal version of the Alt-Oscars. (For those of you playing along at home, the award is an engraved image of a critic screaming.) It's one last chance to single out the »


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Watch Stephen Colbert on Kid Rock Versus Ted Nugent Michigan Senate Race

23 February 2017 6:42 AM, PST

Stephen Colbert considered the ridiculousness of a possible 2018 Michigan Senate race that included candidates Kid Rock and Ted Nugent on The Late Show Wednesday.

So far, Kid Rock's name has been floated by a Tea Party activist, according to the Detroit Free Press. While Nugent told The Daily Caller he wouldn't rule out running for the state office. Colbert noted that such a race – wholly possible in Trump's America – could be close considering it would "really split the Uncle-who-sells-you-fireworks vote." 

Colbert then introduced another Michigan hard rocker considering a Senate run: Shrieking Joe, »


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