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OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Wrote This Song for His Son - And Now the Remix Will Help Fight AIDS

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When your dad is a mega-producer, songwriter and the lead singer of OneRepublic, you can be fairly certain that you might have a song written about you at some point - so it's no surprise Ryan Tedder's 4-year-old son Copeland Cruz can already cross that one off his bucket list. OneRepublic is working on a global campaign with Coca-Cola and (Red), the organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to raise awareness and funds to help eliminate AIDS. The group will be releasing an original (Red) remix of their single "I Lived" from their 2013 album Native, and all proceeds »

- Aurelie Corinthios, @acorinthios

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OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Wrote This Song for His Son - And Now the Remix Will Help Fight AIDS

1 hour ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When your dad is a mega-producer, songwriter and the lead singer of OneRepublic, you can be fairly certain that you might have a song written about you at some point - so it's no surprise Ryan Tedder's 4-year-old son Copeland Cruz can already cross that one off his bucket list. OneRepublic is working on a global campaign with Coca-Cola and (Red), the organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to raise awareness and funds to help eliminate AIDS. The group will be releasing an original (Red) remix of their single "I Lived" from their 2013 album Native, and all proceeds »

- Aurelie Corinthios, @acorinthios

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BAFTA to Host Ethan Hawke Retrospective

19 November 2014 5:26 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will fete Ethan Hawke with a career retrospective on Dec. 18.

The event is part of “BAFTA: A Life in Pictures,” a series of onstage interviews in which “some of the film world’s leading talent share insights into the experiences that helped them hone and develop their craft,” BAFTA said.

The series has previously hosted Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, David Fincher and Cate Blanchett, among others. Recordings of previous events in the series are available at http://guru.bafta.org/features/a-life-in-pictures.

Hawke first came to prominence in 1989 in “Dead Poets Society,” since when he has starred in more than 40 films, including “Reality Bites,” “Gattaca,” “Great Expectations,” “Assault on Precinct 13,” “The Purge” and “Woman in the Fifth.” In 2002, his role in “Training Day,” opposite Denzel Washington, earned him an Oscar nomination for supporting actor.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Ethan Hawke to Discuss Career at BAFTA Event

19 November 2014 3:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ethan Hawke with be the subject of an upcoming BAFTA A Life in Pictures event that will provide a retrospective of his career. The event will be held in London on Dec. 18. The three-time Oscar nominee will be onstage to talk through his career and craft from the 1980s with Explorers and Dead Poets Society, right through to his acclaimed turn in Richard Linklater’s 2014 indie hit Boyhood and self-directed doc Seymour. Read more James McAvoy Takes Best Actor Crown at BAFTA Scotland Awards BAFTA’s long-running A Life In Pictures program has previous featured interviews with

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- Alex Ritman

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Robin Williams' Death Officially Ruled Suicide; No Substance Abuse Detected

7 November 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Robin Williams' tragic death in August has officially been ruled a suicide by hanging, and neither drugs nor alcohol were found to have played a part in the suicide.

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The Marin County, Calif. coroner released a statement declaring Williams’ death a suicide on Friday. The coroner also noted that illegal drugs and alcohol were not involved in the actor and comedian’s suicide. Prescription drugs were found in “therapeutic concentrations,” according to the coroner’s statement.

Williams was found dead on the morning of August 11 at his home in Tiburon, Calif. At the time, Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd said in a press conference that it was believed he had died of a suicide by hanging.

For years, Williams had publicly battled alcoholism and depression. In recent years, he had been living a sober life, but he was still deeply affected by depression. »

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Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood’s Living Memory

7 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of “The Streets of New York,” an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault’s 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939. All that now remains of the hour-long program is a silent, 11-minute kinescope, filmed off a TV screen and archived at the Paley Center For Media. And there, in those primitive flickering images, you can catch a glimpse of one of the show’s actors: the 24-year-old Norman Lloyd.

Next July, you can see the 99-year-old Lloyd in the Judd Apatow comedy “Trainwreck,” which shot on location in New York this summer and in which Lloyd plays, by his own admission, “a lecherous old man.” In between those unlikely bookends is a career that has quite literally spanned the 20th century and edged into the 21st, during which Lloyd has shared the stage, »

- Scott Foundas

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Remembering Jan Hooks, Elizabeth Pena and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in October

3 November 2014 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Peer Augustinski (1940-2014) - German voice actor. He voiced most of Robin Williams's parts in German dubs, including Mrs. DoubtfireAladdinDead Poets SocietyHookGood Will Hunting and Good Morning, Vietnam. He also voiced Woody in the German versions of the Toy Story movies. He died on October 3. (Suddeutsche) Ox Baker (1934-2014) - Professional wrestler turned actor. He is best known for fighting Snake Plissken in Escape from...

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

17 October 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today

40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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Ethan Hawke reflects on his career at Nyff celebration

1 October 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For Ethan Hawke, the past two years have resulted in a series of culminations. Last year, Before Midnight, which closed out his trilogy with Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; Boyhood, which he made with Linklater over 12 years, premiered there this year. And now he's celebrating the completion of his documentary, Seymour: An Introduction, as it makes stops at various film festivals. So it makes sense that Hawke was prone to look backwards when feted at the New York Film Festival during its "An Evening With..." event. "It's feeling like a shedding of a skin of some kind, »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Robin Williams season for Mind at Prince Charles Cinema

1 October 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square has announced a Robin Williams season in memory of the actor who passed away in August.

Six of the actor's films will be screened in November and December to raise awareness and funds for mental health charity Mind.

Last month, the cinema raised £2,700 for Mind with special screenings of Williams's Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society.

Director of fundraising at Mind Kathleen Miles said: "We have all been genuinely touched by the generosity of Prince Charles Cinema, and their wonderful audience, who have dug deep to support Mind as they celebrate the remarkable career of Robin Williams.

"Depression is a very real illness, which can affect anybody regardless of their age, gender, ethnic group, profession or social status, and money raised during the Prince Charles Cinema Robin Williams season will help Mind to be there for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. »

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Matthew McConaughey Won’t Return for Magic Mike Sequel, Khloe Kardashian May Be Getting Back with Lamar Odom + More of Today’s First Dibs

18 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Magic Mike Xxl director confirms the absence of Matthew McConaughey, Khloe Kardashian may be reconciling with Lamar Odom, Saturday Night Live gets a familiar face to announce the show, and more of today’s First Dibs.

Sorry, ladies, but we won’t be seeing Matthew McConaughey (or his delicious abs) in Magic Mike Xxl. [Time] Is Khloe Kardashian thinking about reuniting with Lamar Odom? [Naughty but Nice Rob] Saturday Night Live‘s longest tenured cast member, Darrell Hammond, will return to replace the late Don Pardo as the show’s announcer. [Just Jared] Melissa Rivers will give a tribute to her late mother Joan Rivers on Fashion Police. [Harpers Bazaar] Kate Middleton cancels a trip to Malta due to morning sickness. [Access Hollywood] As his days playing professional baseball are dwindling, Derek Jeter ventures around the Bronx to the sounds of Frank Sinatra in this new Gatorade ad. The 7th Heaven cast reunited for the first time in eight years. [TV Guide] Robin Williams »

- Taylor Ferber

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Ethan Hawke Remembers Robin Williams

14 September 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them.

The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard.

"I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us."

After recalling "this guy got me my first agent," and crediting Robin for a lot of his success, Hawke explained that, more importantly, Williams was the one who showed him the "thrill" that came with acting. »

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Ethan Hawke Remembers Robin Williams

14 September 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them.

The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard.

"I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us."

After recalling "this guy got me my first agent," and crediting Robin for a lot of his success, Hawke explained that, more importantly, Williams was the one who showed him the "thrill" that came with acting. »

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Toronto: The Riot Club Is Your Next Favorite Pretty Boys Flick

14 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Queen ought to give out medals for movies like The Riot Club, which does humanity the great service of gathering virtually every hot, young British actor of the moment on screen at once. Then again, I can't imagine the Queen sitting all the way through this film — based on Laura Wade's play "Posh," and directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) — which may at first look like a romp about an elite Oxford undergraduate dining society but is at its core an effective skewering of upper class privilege.Gird your loins, ladies and gents of a certain persuasion, because what we have here is a similar but far better movie than that Joshua Jackson's Skull and Bones thriller, The Skulls populated with the buff, British 2014 version of the casts of Dead Poets Society or Young Guns 2. The Riot Club, we're told in flashback, was founded to honor »

- Jada Yuan

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Ethan Hawke Talks "Immediate Sadness" Following Robin Williams' Death, Remembers His "Big Sensitive Heart"

12 September 2014 7:18 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Robin Williams touched a lot of people throughout his successful career, and Ethan Hawke is one of them. The late comedian's Dead Poets Society co-star was lucky enough to become acquainted with Williams' magic at an early age, so it comes as no surprise that the recent tragedy struck him hard. "I feel like there's an immediate sadness that is pervasive in the whole community when somebody who made all of us so happy reveals themselves to have been in tremendous personal pain," Hawke said of Williams' death on Q with Jian Ghomeshi. "You know, that the happiness wasn't reciprocal. That we couldn't make him happy. I think that somehow rings to all of us." After »

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Ethan Hawke on Robin Williams: He Was in a Tremendous Amount of Pain

12 September 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Ethan Hawke is opening up about the tragic death of Robin Williams. In an interview with CBC Q Radio's Jian Ghomeshi at the Toronto International Film Festival, the actor talked about what it was like to work with the comedy legend as an up-and-coming talent. Hawke met Williams on the set of the "Dead Poets Society" back in 1989, where Robin helped him forward his career by setting him up with an agent. "I'm here at the Toronto Film Festival, that agent is gonna be at the premiere of 'Good Kill' tomorrow night," the 43-year-old star explained. "We know each other because Robin called his agent and said, 'You know, I think there's somebody good on set I met and you should meet him.' I owe that to him." Even as a teenager, Hawke says he sensed sadness behind all of Robin's jokes."Even at 18, it was obvious »

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‘Whiplash’ Director Damien Chazelle Inspired by His Own Band Days

7 September 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Writer-director Damien Chazelle’s own experiences in a hyper-competitive high school jazz band helped to inspire “Whiplash,” his darkly comic portrait of an obsessive 19-year-old drummer (Miles Teller) trying to curry favor with a perfectionist bandleader (J.K. Simmons) who isn’t satisfied until there’s quite literally blood on the sheet music. A double winner of the dramatic grand jury prize and audience award at Sundance, the Sony Pictures Classics release made its international debut at Cannes, and plays Toronto Monday.

Variety: This movie really lays waste to the sentimental cliches of the inspirational-teacher drama. In Sundance, some people dubbed it “Full Metal Juilliard” or a sadomasochistic “Dead Poets Society.” It might also be called “To Sir, With Hate.”

Chazelle: When I started the script, I was just writing something in my mind about a drummer, though it could be any kind of artist, going as far as possible to be great, »

- Scott Foundas

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Riot Club’

6 September 2014 8:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

— specifically, a group of 10 elite students who went to England’s top schools, descend from the richest families and carry the country’s best blood. It’s enough to make anyone else’s blood boil, which is the deliciously masochistic pleasure auds can expect from watching these pretty, privileged young men — the entitled British cousins of what Tom Wolfe called “Masters of the Universe” — band together and misbehave.

Like her 2009 feature, “An Education,” Scherfig’s latest deals with lessons that can’t be learned in classrooms, but only by narrowly surviving certain life mistakes. Here, it’s two first-year male students, rather than a naive young woman, being seduced and corrupted by a system their grandparents assembled. Much is made about legacy, lineage and the carrying on of certain traditions, though the parental pressure never seems a burden here, the way it is in “Dead Poets Society” and other American pics, »

- Peter Debruge

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Ethan Hawke opens up about stage fright, Robin Williams and a current career high

31 August 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Telluride — Actor Ethan Hawke is in the middle of a career high right now. In the space of a year he has been a part of two landmark films from director Richard Linklater, "Before Midnight" and "Boyhood," each of them the result of years and years of work exploring characters as they change across a wide spectrum of time. He has two films set to play the Venice Film Festival next week in Andrew Niccol's "Good Kill" and Michael Almereyda's "Cymbeline" and he's here in Telluride with his own directorial effort, an emotional documentary that is ostensibly a portrait of pianist Seymour Bernstein, but on a deeper level is an exploration by Hawke of finding satisfaction in one's art. It's a delicate piece of work that played like gangbusters to a Telluride premiere audience Saturday, rapt as the so wonderfully well-spoken Bernstein rattled off philosophical nuggets throughout a lively Q&A. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Biggest News Story of the Summer Tournament: And Your Choice Is...

29 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

While this summer was packed full of fun and exciting headlines and stories, nothing touched fans worldwide like the tragic news of Robin Williams' unexpected passing. The sad news stuck a chord within all of us and his recent death won't soon be forgotten. From his countless TV and movie roles (Mrs. Doubtfire, Night at the Museum, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Good Will Hunting) to his ability to make anyone laugh at any time, Williams was loved by everyone. You voted and rightfully chose the Oscar winner's passing at the defining news story of the summer. Let's remember the late star by taking a look back at his life in photos. »

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