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'Time' Magazine Critic Richard Corliss Dies at 71
Time magazine's longtime film critic Richard Corliss has died at 71. Corliss had a major stroke a week ago and died Thursday night in New York City, Time.com reported on Friday. Corliss had served as Time's film critic for 35 years, the magazine's longest-serving movie critic, and spent five decades as a film critic. He wrote 2,500 pieces during his years at Time, including reviewing more than 1,000 movies and penning more than two dozen cover stories. He also wrote four books. Time editor Nancy Gibbs sent the following note, posted on Time.com, to staffers
- Hilary Lewis
'Game of Thrones': Will Littlefinger Turn Sansa Dark?
Is Sansa (Sophie Turner) headed down a dark path? Game of Thrones fans have fretted about Sansa allying herself more closely with the devious Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), whose list of despicable acts is quite lengthy. (Remember poor Ros, or the less likable Lysa?) Sansa adopted darker clothes and hair during the tail end of season four, prompting viewers to toss around the phrase "Dark Sansa," and Sunday's episode provided further evidence that she was turning away from the good guys, when she rejected Brienne's (Gwendoline Christie) offer of protection. See more 'Game of Thrones': What Happens After You're Killed Off But Turner dismisses talk
- Aaron Couch
Box Office: ‘Age of Adaline’ Launches with $575,000 in Latenight Shows
Lionsgate’s “Age of Adaline” has opened respectably with $575,000 in Thursday night preview showings at 2,100 U.S. theaters.
Screenings began at 7 p.m. for the romantic fantasy starring Blake Lively, which is expanding to 2,991 locations this weekend. Recent forecasts have pegged it at about $12 million.
Lively stars as a woman who stops aging after an auto accident. Michiel Huisman stars as the love interest along with Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn. Critics have been split on “Adaline,” which has a 54% “fresh” rating on the Rotten Tomatoes site.
“Adaline” carries a pricetag of $30 million and is also backed by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment. It’s the only new wide release this weekend, which will probably be led by Universal’s fourth weekend of “Furious 7″ at around $15 million.
“Furious 7″ crossed the $300 million mark on Wednesday, becoming the 50th title to hit that milestone. It »
- Dave McNary
Robert Downey Jr. Throws Shade at British Journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy by Posing for a Picture With Diane Sawyer
Robert Downey Jr. seemingly hasn't gotten over that interview he stormed out of earlier this week, as he just threw some serious shade at the journalist who interviewed him. The actor posted a picture of himself hugging famed journalist Diane Sawyer. How is that throwing shade, you might ask? Well, here's the backstory: Channel 4 News' Krishnan Guru-Murthy was interviewing the actor-turned-superhero about the upcoming movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, when he tried to take his interview with the star in a different direction. He began to ask about his past struggles with addiction, but Rdj decided he wanted no part of it. "I just wondered whether you're free of all that," the British »
Deleted 'Tomorrowland' animated sequences reveal Tesla's secret society
In the late 1950s to the early 1960s, Walt Disney Presents did a series of specials about the future, including Mars and Beyond and Magic Highway, USA. These specials encapsulated the hopefulness for the future that permeated mid-20th century American culture. “The Jetsons” and the push-button world of tomorrow were only a few decades away! Brad Bird’s new film “Tomorrowland” appears to be trying to reignite that feeling of nostalgia for a future that never happened. Unfortunately, time constraints meant cutting out some truly wonderful animation sequences that explain the “Plus Ultra” secret society. According to Animation Scoop, early edits of the film had these gorgeous exposition pieces inter-cut with the live-action actors reacting to them. Evoking the imagery and feel of Walt Disney Presents, these two animated featurettes live on as stand-alone videos from TakeMeToTomorrowland.com. "Tomorrowland" hits theaters on May 22, 2015. [Via CartoonBrew] »
- Donna Dickens
Hollywood Reacts to Bruce Jenner’s Transgender Revelation on Social Media
Bruce Jenner’s highly-touted interview with Diane Sawyer aired Friday night, delivering not only the long awaited news that the former Olympian is transitioning to female — but also major star support on social media. Rosie O’Donnell, Rob Lowe, Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Simmons and plenty more show business types spoke out about the sit-down, singing Jenner’s praises as a trailblazer and hero . “Bruce Jenner – An American hero yet again. You changed everything tonight. Thank you. #brave #authentic #beautiful,” wrote Debra Messing. Also Read: Bruce Jenner Reveals to Diane Sawyer: 'Yes, I Am a Woman' (Video) Gaga, »
- Matt Donnelly
Bruce Jenner Called Brave, Inspirational by Transgender Equality Leaders
“In one of the most profound displays of bravery and courage I’ve seen, Bruce Jenner has finally stepped out into the world for real,” said National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling. “Stories like Jenner’s help change the narrative about who transgender people are. Millions of Americans now have a bridge to understanding the truth behind the struggles of being transgender in 2015 America. To Jenner, welcome. To Jenner’s family, thank you for your touching and compassionate support. And to America, let’s all push past this trans tipping point together and change the world. We extend our deepest thanks and welcome to him.”
Keisling went on to cheer “20/20″ for broadcasting the interview, saying “The ABC News 20/20 team should also »
- Variety Staff
Bruce Jenner Says Khloé Kardashian Is Taking His Transition the Hardest ''Because She's Had a Lot of Losses in Her Life''
Khloé Kardashian may be the most fun, outspoken and free-willed sister of the bunch, but when it came to Bruce Jenner's transition, it was a different story. The former Olympian revealed during his sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer that the 30-year-old E! star is the one who has been taking his news the hardest, which was quite the surprise. (At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise.) "You would think out of all of the kids, Khloé is the most fun, open-minded...and that's not the case with Khloé. She's very emotional," Jenner told »
Bruce Jenner's Family Reacts to Diane Sawyer Interview: We Are "So Very Proud" of Our "Hero"
The Kardashian and Jenner families are sharing their love for Bruce Jenner after revealing to Diane Sawyer that he is transitioning from a man to a woman. (At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise.) During tonight's two-hour sit-down interview with ABC News, those closest to Bruce couldn't help but share their support. "Couldn't be a more proud daughter. With courage and bravery, let's change the world," Kourtney Kardashian tweeted. "I am honored to stand by Bruce's side and support him." Khloé Kardashian added, »
Bruce Jenner Reveals Kanye West's Words of Wisdom, Says Kim Kardashian Has Been ''By Far'' the Most Accepting of His Gender Transition
It's been evident that Bruce Jenner's children have made for a stellar support system as he prepared to go public about transitioning into a woman. But for the first time we're hearing about who helped Bruce the most during his most private of moments as he first opened up to his family. (At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise.) "Kim told me a story," Jenner said, referring to step-daughter Kim Kardashian, during his interview special with Diane Sawyer that aired tonight in which he spoke out about his journey for the first time. "She goes, »
Bruce Jenner Interview Highlights Transgender TV Series Boom
Bruce Jenner’s disclosure in a heavily promoted ABC News interview that he is in the midst of transitioning to a female gender identity comes at a time when TV has heightened interest in transgender life stories.
ABC Family took advantage of the natural tie-in to promote its upcoming docu series “Becoming Us” during Friday’s two-hour “20/20″ special featuring Diane Sawyer’s interview with Jenner, the Olympian and former “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star.
“Becoming Us” revolves around a teenage boy grappling with his father’s transition to a woman. The series premieres June 8 and hails from Ryan Seacrest Prods.
The Discovery Life channel earlier this month launched the unscripted series “The Girls Next Door.” The series focuses on four women in Kansas City, Mo., who are beginning to live openly as transgender. Conveyor Media has produced five hourlong episodes.
Discovery Life’s larger sibling, TLC, is preparing to »
- Cynthia Littleton
Bruce Jenner Documentary Series to Premiere on E! in July
The E! network has announced it will premiere an eight-part, one-hour documentary series about Bruce Jenner’s transition to female. Also Read: Bruce Jenner Reveals to Diane Sawyer: 'Yes, I Am a Woman' (Video) Read the full release: E! announces a new documentary series with Bruce Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. The series will tell Bruce’s intimate story and will join him as he seeks out his “new normal.” Living for the first time as the person he feels he was born to be, the docuseries will also explore what Bruce’s transition means for »
- Matt Donnelly
Bruce Jenner Admits He Once Contemplated Suicide
Bruce Jenner isn't holding anything back. During his sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer, the 65-year-old confirmed that he is transitioning into woman and was very open about his journey thus far—including the extremely dark moments. (At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise.) The former Olympian revealed that about a year and a half ago, he contemplated suicide. After a doctor's appointment Bruce made to get a trachial shave was leaked, he was greeted with paparazzi waiting for him at the office, and that was a very hard moment to come to face »
Bruce Jenner Tells Diane Sawyer He Is "Not Gay," Reveals the First Person to Know About His Cross Dressing
Bruce Jenner is explaining his sexuality after revealing to Diane Sawyer that he is transitioning into a woman. (At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise.) During his exclusive sit-down interview with ABC News, Bruce shared that he is "not gay." "I am, as far as I know, heterosexual," he explained. "As far as I know, I've never been with a guy. I've always been married, raising kids." "And you can desire a woman every bit as much?" Sawyer asked. "Yah, yah," he responded. Sawyer continued, "If you are »
Bruce Jenner's New Life as a Transgender Woman to Be Chronicled in E! Documentary Series—Get the Details!
Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans can keep up with Bruce Jenner in a new way. E! will soon debut a new documentary series that gives viewers an inside look at the Olympic athlete embracing life as a transgender woman. Living for the first time as the person he feels he was born to be, the docu-series will explore what Jenner's transition means for the people in his life and how those relationships will be affected, while offering a better understanding of life's many challenges. (At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise.) The eight-part, one-hour series »
Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Can I Get a Hot Tub!'
I want Hayley from "The Amazing Race" to be my new Waze voice. Is that so much to ask? Fox keeps teasing me with Waze voices from their shows -- Terry Crews, Tom Mison, Will Forte -- and then pulling them for no good reason. Right now I'm using Vlade Divac and as funny as Vlade has been at times over the years, his directions aren't amusing me and he bumbles "left" and "right" in ways that leave me a bit perplexed, which would cause a real problem were it not for the reality that I rely on Waze to give me a few major points, but I often ignore the little things, like when Waze tries to get me to take left turns onto crowded intersections without lights. I want Hayley from "The Amazing Race" as my Waze voice so that she can keep telling me the correct way »
- Daniel Fienberg
Bruce Jenner Transgender Series Coming to E! This Summer
Bruce Jenner is officially getting his own series.
Following his highly publicized Friday night interview with Diane Sawyer, Jenner will continue to tell his story with an eight-part docuseries on E! Each installment will be one hour.
Jenner, who came out as transgender during his ABC News “20/20″ interview, will carry his own show, and serve as an exec producer, on the network that’s home to the Kardashian franchise. (The Olympic Gold Medal winner was previously married to Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, and still is the acting father of Variety Power of Women honoree Kim Kardashian and family.)
The series — which Variety previously reported was in development with E! meeting with GLAAD to cover the sensitive subject matter — will cover his journey, living as a transgender woman.
Consulting on the series are: Jennifer Finney Boylan, the Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence and Professor of English at Barnard College of Columbia University, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Colcoa and Variety Fete French Talent in Los Angeles
Colcoa, the City of Light, City of Angels festival, joined forces with Variety to celebrate the French film industry, including one of its leading filmmakers, the Oscar-winning helmer Michel Hazanavicius.
The cocktail party, which took place on Thursday evening at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, gathered Hazanavicius, Pierre Niney (“An Ideal Man”), Yann Gozlan (“An Ideal Man”), Anne Fontaine (“Gemma Bovery”), Sabrina Van Tassel (“Silenced Walls”) and Shirel Amitay (“Atlit”). High-profile figures such as Pascal Rogard from Sacd (the society of authors, composers, directors), Mathieu Bejot from the promo org TV France International and Florence Gastaud from Arp (the guild of authors, directors and producers) also made the trip from Paris.
Spearheaded by its artistic director Francois Truffart, Colcoa hosted the Variety-sponsored cocktail party before the premiere of “The Search” (pictured above) — the latest film from Hazanavicius that competed at Cannes last year and stars Berenice Bejo »
- Elsa Keslassy
Kris Jenner Saw Bruce Jenner Wearing Women's Clothing: ''She Didn't Say Much''
Bruce Jenner says that, despite feeling like a woman inside, he didn't wear women's clothing all that much. "Not much, I looked terrible," Jenner laughed during his epic sit-down with Diane Sawyer that aired tonight on ABC, during which the E! star confirmed that he was transitioning into a woman. But he did wear women's clothing sometimes, and he did not hide that from third wife Kris Jenner. (At this time, Bruce Jenner has not chosen to publicly identify as a woman and so E! News will continue to refer to him as Bruce and use male pronouns, until he indicates otherwise.) "I kind of downplayed it [earlier in their relationship]," Jenner told Sawyer. "I feel like in »
8 Reasons 'Suicide Squad's' Joker is actively offending me
We’ve been waiting so long for the reveal of Jared Leto as the Joker. The excitement has been building with each new tease to social media. And now it’s here. ”Suicide Squad” director David Ayer released Jared Leto’s full Joker look tonight. On a Friday at 8pm Est with no leaks prompting such a decision. It’s almost as if they knew this wasn’t going to go over well. Brace yourselves. The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad @WarnerBrosEnt @DCComics pic.twitter.com/LZXz0x947Q — David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015 What even am I looking at right now? I don’t know where to begin. It’s like a Magic Eye poster, only where the longer you look, the more things you find wrong. #1: The Joker looks like a Juggalo. This is not a good look. The Joker should never »
- Donna Dickens
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