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From Finding Neverland to Secret Life: Golden Globe Nominees' Old Roles You Probably Forgot About

From Finding Neverland to Secret Life: Golden Globe Nominees' Old Roles You Probably Forgot About
As movie buffs gear up to watch the very long list of critically acclaimed TV shows and films up for Golden Globe Awards, we’re taking a look back at the stars’ early onscreen roles — some of which even led to nominations.

Take a trip down memory lane by hosting a mini viewing party, courtesy of Saoirse Ronan, Freddie Highmore and Shailene Woodley’s blast-from-the-past performances.

Shailene Woodley

Currently up for: best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie for Big Little Lies

The role you almost forgot about: Amy Juergen, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
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Jeff Sessions Slammed for Reversing Obama-Era Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

Jeff Sessions Slammed for Reversing Obama-Era Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is facing widespread criticism for his newly announced decision to roll back an Obama-era policy that allowed states to legalize marijuana without federal intervention.

“Given the Department’s well-established general principles, previous nationwide guidance specific to marijuana enforcement is unnecessary and is rescinded, effective immediately,” Sessions said in a one-page memo sent to federal prosecutors across the country on Thursday, according to Politico.

The decision is expected to create chaos in the growing industry, particularly in states where the drug has already been legalized. As the Huffington Post reports, “Although marijuana remains illegal under federal law,
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Lights, Camera, Christmas

With X-Factor, Strictly and BBC Sports Personality of the Year all done and dusted, it’s time to shine the limelight on movies once again. That’s right, it’s the return of Roobla’s festive film guide! As with last year, we’ll just be looking at channels 1-5 (as we don’t want to be here until next Christmas) and, also like last year, Harry Potter fans look away now…

Saturday, December 23

Easy to forget that it’s not just Christmas round the corner, but the Winter Olympics too. So to remind us of this fact, the BBC have decided to christen the day with factual comedy Cool Runnings. If snow isn’t your bag, there’s always Despicable Me, Crocodile Dundee and Gladiator to get you going.

Top of the Tree: Crocodile Dundee (1986) C4, 6.10pm – Paul Hogan scored one of the most impressive debuts in history with this comedy gem.
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Kylo Ren Just Wants to Dance in Forceloose!

Have you ever seen a similarity between Kylo Ren and Kevin Bacon? Well, now you will. In this hilarious parody of Footloose from Nerdist, Kylo Ren struggles with the pull from both the light side and the dark side of the Force and decides the only way to deal with the torn feelings he has is to dance through them a la Kevin Bacon. I've got to admit, I was not expecting to like the song as much as I did. It’s a real gem. Throw in Kylo’s dance skills, and it becomes glorious. Include about 5-10 cuts showing the same jump from different angles and you have something special. The cherry on top is finding out that he does “Angry Dancing” from 2-4 followed by hot yoga from 4-6. What other 80’s movies should get the Star Wars treatment?
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10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'I Love Dick'

10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'I Love Dick'
This year, we've asked 10 writers to pick some of their favorite TV episodes from 2017 and weigh in on why they were great stand-alone eps and the highlights of our viewing year. Today: Rob Sheffield on I Love Dick's "A Short History of Weird Girls."

Let's hear it for the boy. "Dear Dick: I've been horny since I was six," Kathryn Hahn announces at the beginning of "A Short History of Weird Girls," the standout episode from I Love Dick. The Amazon drama is Jil Soloway's brilliant satire of the masculine mystique,
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10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'I Love Dick'

10 Best TV Episodes of 2017: 'I Love Dick'
This year, we've asked 10 writers to pick some of their favorite TV episodes from 2017 and weigh in on why they were great stand-alone eps and the highlights of our viewing year. Today: Rob Sheffield on I Love Dick's "A Short History of Weird Girls."

Let's hear it for the boy. "Dear Dick: I've been horny since I was six," Kathryn Hahn announces at the beginning of "A Short History of Weird Girls," the standout episode from I Love Dick. The Amazon drama is Jil Soloway's brilliant satire of the masculine mystique,
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Strictly Come Dancing quarter-final – as it happened

It’s musicals week – and Alexandra Burke danced the Charleston to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. But who sang in tune… and which dancer’s duff notes saw them leave the competition?

8.00pm GMT

Next week it’s Two Dances, which means approximately half the rehearsal time/dance quality. So that’s something to look forward to, no?

Kick off is at 6.45pm, so join me here then – in the meantime you can find me @heidistephens on Twitter If you want to come and give me a wave. Thank you all for joining in and being entirely splendid – have a fab week, and I’ll see you next week! Hx

8.00pm GMT

Davood and Nadiya dance their final dance to So Long, Farewell from The Sound Of Musical. Quite hard to bum lift to, but Davood gives it a go anyway, and promptly drops Nadiya to gasps from the audience. Well that’s one way to go.
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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Carrie’ Editor Paul Hirsch on Working with George Lucas, Brian De Palma

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Carrie’ Editor Paul Hirsch on Working with George Lucas, Brian De Palma
With more than 40 films to his credit, spanning genres from comedy to suspense and sci-fi, Oscar-winning editor Paul Hirsch has much to offer in counsel to younger filmmakers as he visits Camerimage Film Festival for his award for “unique visual sensitivity.”

Having jumped into editing with no formal training on 1970’s “Hi, Mom!” for Brian De Palma, soon leading to work with George Lucas on the first “Star Wars” film – for which he won an Oscar along with Marcia Lucas, and Richard Chew – Hirsch says he’s always focused on rhythm and the structure of music as guiding forces in his work.

“Music and film are the only art forms where time is involved,” he says. “There are rhythms involved in architecture and poetry, of course. And I suppose dance is sort of grafted onto music.”

The graduate of the High School of Music & Art and a native New Yorker has employed his sense of staccato and counterpoint
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Valerie Bertinelli Reveals Why She Was Passed Over For ‘Footloose’ Role — And It’s A Pretty Good Reason

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Valerie Bertinelli nearly landed the role of Kevin Bacon’s love interest, Ariel, in the 1984 movie Footloose, but there was one problem. The 57-year-old actress appeared on Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen and revealed that she went out for the leading lady role in the beloved dance film. “It was between me, […]
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Valerie Bertinelli Reveals Why She Was Passed Over for 'Footloose' Role -- and It's a Pretty Good Reason

Valerie Bertinelli Reveals Why She Was Passed Over for 'Footloose' Role -- and It's a Pretty Good Reason
Valerie Bertinelli nearly landed the role of Kevin Bacon's love interest, Ariel, in the 1984 movie Footloose, but there was one problem.

The 57-year-old actress appeared on Wednesday's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen and revealed that she went out for the leading lady role in the beloved dance film.

"It was between me, Lori Singer and Jennifer Jason Leigh," she shared. The part ultimately went to Singer.

More: Gwen Stefani Says She 'Almost Got' Angelina Jolie's Part in 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'

As for why she ended up not landing the role, Bertinelli admitted, "I can't dance."

Bacon's real-life wife, Kyra Sedgwick, also made a shocking confession when she appeared on Wwhl last November.

More: Beyonce Turned Down a Role In ‘Beauty and the Beast,' Director Bill Condon Says

The 52-year-old actress disclosed that as a teenager, she had an on and off relationship with Ferris Bueller himself, Matthew Broderick!

Check out the
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Miles Teller talks playing the hero in Only the Brave and Thank You for Your Service

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Miles Teller talks playing the hero in Only the Brave and Thank You for Your ServiceMiles Teller talks playing the hero in Only the Brave and Thank You for Your ServiceJim Slotek, Cineplex Magazine10/18/2017 9:52:00 Am

Even before he starred in last year’s boxing movie actually called Bleed for This, Miles Teller proved he was willing to bleed for his craft — all over his drum kit in his breakthrough, Oscar-nominated film Whiplash, for example.

Teller, whose acting has been defined by extreme choices of late, is back on screen testing his limits in two movies this month, playing a firefighter battling a killer blaze in Only the Brave and an Iraq War veteran in Thank You for Your Service. Both films are based on true stories.

Written and directed by American Sniper author Jason Hill, based on David Finkel’s 2013 non-fiction book, Thank You for Your Service tells
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Strictly Come Dancing 2017: the launch night – as it happened

Glitter gang, unite! Strictly is back and there’s a whole new batch of ballroom stars waiting to be paired with their partners. You joined us for every sparkling second

8.41pm BST

So that was the first instalment. There might not have been any big stars, but there was charm, glitter and great moves by the bucketful. Thanks very much for joining me. Here’s a final thought from sojomo.

I had forgotten how long it goes on.

Legs crossed time.

Must remember for the coming weeks: really shouldn't have so much to drink.

8.36pm BST

So judging by the group dance to Kenny Loggins’s Footloose, Chizzy is a useful mover, Debbie McGee can dance, Charlotte Hawkins has all the animation of a fossil and the hip-thrusting Rev is this year’s Ed Balls.

8.34pm BST

So that’s it, everyone’s paired off and Strictly 2017 can commence. Bruno
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Five Classic Kevin Bacon Scenes in Movies For No Reason Whatsoever

Kevin Bacon has a ferocious work ethic and a movie career so long and varied that our favorite movie game was spawned in his honor. Movie buffs challenge each other to find the shortest number of links between an actor and Kevin Bacon based on shared movie appearances to find the actor’s Kevin Bacon number. September 2nd was International Bacon day, so to celebrate we have compiled a list of his top 5 movie scenes. With a career so prolific it was nearly impossible to narrow the list down to 5 performances but here are five worth noting: 1. Footloose:

Five Classic Kevin Bacon Scenes in Movies For No Reason Whatsoever
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Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ Opens Nordic Encounter in Haugesund

Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ Opens Nordic Encounter in Haugesund
Norwegian director Joachim Trier – whose latest feature, the English-language “Louder than Bombs,” was Norway’s first contender for the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 36 years and won, among other plaudits, the Nordic Council’s Film Prize – will launch the 45th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund. Unspooling on Norway’s west coast, it runs Aug. 20-25.

”Trier is one of our most important filmmakers and all his films have been on show here, so of course it is a pleasure to start with ‘Thelma,’” said festival and program director Tonje Hardersen, close to finishing the festival schedule. Starring Norwegian actress Eili Harboe, the film is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who falls in love and discovers she has frightening and inexplicable powers.

Thelma” will be the first of so far 78 films from 24 countries in the program and one of the rather few local entries in this year’s selection, compared
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Kevin Bacon says the 'Tremors' reboot is heading to SyFy channel

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Kevin Bacon says the 'Tremors' reboot is heading to SyFy channel
Kevin Bacon has revealed that the Tremors reboot which he is developing with Oscar-nominated Whiplash producer Jason Blum is set to be made with broadcaster SyFy (formerly the Sci-Fi Channel).

“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,” the Footloose and Diner star told Screen while at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where he was attending a screening of Story Of A Girl, in which he co-stars.

Bacon originally approached Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum, whose horror credits include Paranormal Activity and Insidious, with the idea of reviving cult comedy-horror Tremors as a feature film, but the project is now being developed as an eight-episode TV series, which Bacon will star in and produce.

He will again be playing Valentine McKee, the Nevada handyman who tussles with gigantic man-eating sandworms.
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Kevin Bacon’s ’70s Goodbye To Television, And His Triumphant Return With ‘I Love Dick’

Casting the title role of Dick—a mysterious, caustic artist and cowboy—in Amazon original series I Love Dick, it’s easy to see how series creators Jill Soloway (Transparent) and Sarah Gubbins arrived at Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon. Seeing so many of his films become regarded as classics over the course of his career, Bacon has so often appeared as a model of masculinity, of various shades, from Footloose to Tremors to Apollo 13. Joining the parade of movie stars…
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Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor Share ‘Moulin Rouge’ Memories

Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor Share ‘Moulin Rouge’ Memories
It’s said that hindsight is 20/20, but Ewan McGregor revealed that he knew “Moulin Rouge!” was going to be a success before the film even came out.

“I don’t think you do work unless you think it’s going to be great,” McGregor said. “I’ve never approached anything thinking, ‘Well, this might be a bit crap but…'”

Sixteen years after the musical rom-com’s release, “Moulin Rouge” stars McGregor and Nicole Kidman sat down to discuss working on the Baz Luhrmann movie for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

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Six months before they started shooting, the cast participated in a two-week singing and dancing workshop. Kidman admitted she had a harder time with it than McGregor did.

“I just remember you having this exquisite voice and me going, ‘I’m never going to be able to hit these notes,
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John Lithgow Admits to Skinny-Dipping and Crazy Partying During Filming of Footloose

John Lithgow may have played a Reverend in the movie Footloose but it turns out that he got a case of happy feet during filming of the 80s classic starring he and Kevin Bacon. In a recent interview with Variety that he and Bacon gave, the two reminisced about their experiences during the making of the film. The filming took place in the extremely conservative area of Provo, Utah but that didn’t stop Lithgow and others from partying and going skinny dipping of all things: “I and Dianne Wiest, who were the preacher and his wife, we felt so old

John Lithgow Admits to Skinny-Dipping and Crazy Partying During Filming of Footloose
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Kevin Bacon and John Lithgow Reminisce About Filming ‘Footloose’

Kevin Bacon and John Lithgow Reminisce About Filming ‘Footloose’
John Lithgow is happy to say he only has one degree of separation from Kevin Bacon.

The two shared the screen in a little movie — cue laughs — that Bacon calls “the F-film.” The movie Bacon is referring to, of course, is the 1984 mega-hit “Footloose.”

In a conversation for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, Bacon and Lithgow shared stories from the only time the pair worked on a film together, in a role Bacon calls “life-changing.”

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Lithgow’s first memory of working with Bacon was before the two even officially met.

“In my box at that dismal little motel where we all lived, it was a note from you saying what an honor it was to work with me. [It] made me feel very old,” Lithgow said.

Added Lithgow, “You definitely used the word ‘honored,’ which was more than I deserved.
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‘Fargo’ Review: A Battle Between Ewan McGregors Has Never Felt So Wretched — And Season 3 Never More Exciting

‘Fargo’ Review: A Battle Between Ewan McGregors Has Never Felt So Wretched — And Season 3 Never More Exciting
[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 6, “The Lord of No Mercy.”]

Immediate Reaction

Gloria Burgle to the rescue!

After an episode of incredible tension and unexpected tragedy, we didn’t realize how badly we needed to hear Carrie Coon say, “Screw it,” whip the cruiser around, and high-tail it back to “the P.O.’s domicile.” While the simultaneously ominous and uplifting strings certainly served to get our hearts beating, “Fargo” may as well have played Bonnie Tyler’s famous “Footloose” jam “Holding Out for a Hero” — because one is on the way!

It’s just we had to hold out a little too long. Just enough road blocks were thrown in front of Burgle to keep her from cracking the case earlier, and all that time led to an inevitable tragedy. Ray (Ewan McGregor) is the first major victim of Season 3 (unless you count the annual pilot sacrifice of Scoot McNairy’s Maurice Lafay), in a particularly well-orchestrated offing. First
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