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Celebrity Big Brother USA Three More Possible Female Participants Revealed

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Hey,"Big Brother" fans. More updates on the casting for the upcoming Celebrity Big Brother USA edition are now starting to trickle in a little more often these days. We've got a new one that just came in from thesun.co.uk site. They're telling us that former MTV's "The Hills" star Stephanie Pratt is currently in talks with the CBS Big Brother producers to participate in the first ever USA Celebrity Big Brother edition. They say that their sources confirmed it by saying, "While Steph's been in La, she has been seen by the producers of the new Us version of Celebrity Big Brother. The producers see her as a heritage reality star. One of the original global reality stars who has continued in reality TV both in the Us and UK. It's expected to be a huge show in the UK when it's shown over here." For
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Happy 50th to Underappreciated Steve Zahn

by Nathaniel R

"Bad Ape" is still one of the best movie characters of 2017. He comes courtesy of the ambitious War for the Planet of the Apes, various visual effects technicians, and Steve Zahn who brilliantly embodies him. On the actor's 50th birthday a quick list of our 5 favorite Zahn performances over the years. He's one of Hollywood's most reliable (and most adorable) character actors and still has never really gotten his due. 

01 "Sammy Gray" in Reality Bites

02 "Glenn Michaels" in Out of Sight

03 "Lenny Hase" in That Thing You Do!

04 "Bad Ape" in War for the Planet of the Apes

05 "Fuller" in Joy Ride

P.S. Also celebrating birthdays today: actors Whoopi Goldberg, Gerard ButlerXiaoming Huang, Frances Conroy, Chris Noth, Joe Mantegna, and Shawn Yue, cinematographer Conrad W Hall, and director Gary Marshall; And though they are departed they are not forgotten: author Robert Louis Stevenson, and actors Hermione Baddeley,
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‘Outlander’ Review: An Awkward Homecoming Leads to Secrets Revealed and Some Big Stumbles

‘Outlander’ Review: An Awkward Homecoming Leads to Secrets Revealed and Some Big Stumbles
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 8, “First Wife.”]

Requited Love

As predicted by the reveal of Jamie’s second wife at the end of the last episode, the newly reunited couple’s homecoming bliss at Lallybroch was short-lived to say the least — if you would call it bliss in the first place, that is. With Jenny and Ian ticked off at Claire and Jamie for lying to them and exposing their youngest child to boozy bootlegging, brothels and murder, there weren’t many pleasantries to be passed around. The reveal that Laoghaire (a.k.a. the girl who tried to have Claire murdered back in Season 1), was Jamie’s new wife obviously was never going to go over well, but it was an especially hard thing for Claire to accept, given how coldly everyone else was treating her.

It’s no wonder that she felt as though fleeing back to the rocks was the best course of action,
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‘Outlander’ Review: An Awkward Homecoming Leads to Secrets Revealed and Some Big Stumbles

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‘Outlander’ Review: An Awkward Homecoming Leads to Secrets Revealed and Some Big Stumbles
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 8, “First Wife.”]

Requited Love

As predicted by the reveal of Jamie’s second wife at the end of the last episode, the newly reunited couple’s homecoming bliss at Lallybroch was short-lived to say the least — if you would call it bliss in the first place, that is. With Jenny and Ian ticked off at Claire and Jamie for lying to them and exposing their youngest child to boozy bootlegging, brothels and murder, there weren’t many pleasantries to be passed around. The reveal that Laoghaire (a.k.a. the girl who tried to have Claire murdered back in Season 1), was Jamie’s new wife obviously was never going to go over well, but it was an especially hard thing for Claire to accept, given how coldly everyone else was treating her.

It’s no wonder that she felt as though fleeing back to the rocks was the best course of action,
See full article at Indiewire »

New York Film Festival's Projections 2017

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Mubi is partnering with the New York Film Festival to present highlights from Projections, a festival program of film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Five short films from this year's selection will be paying on Mubi from October 16 - November 29, 2017 in most countries around the world.Wherever You Go, There We AreProjections, the festival-within-the New York Film Festival dedicated to experimental cinema, expands the moving image as a critical space. Curated by the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dennis Lim and independent curator Aily Nash, Projections has become a survey of visions that explore the endless possible relationships between images and the subject. Since its reconception from “Views of the Avant-garde” to “Projections” in 2014, the festival has taken a decisive curatorial turn: from visual perception to projected visions. Its move from “viewing” to “projecting” was one step forward
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A Stranger Comeback: How Winona Ryder Embraced Acting Her Age After Scandal, Heartbreak and a Break From Hollywood

A Stranger Comeback: How Winona Ryder Embraced Acting Her Age After Scandal, Heartbreak and a Break From Hollywood
If there was an '80s It Girl who made the leap into the '90s and came out still cool on the other side, it was Winona Ryder.  She nailed the complex, layered teen roles in cult-classic movies like LucasHeathersBeetlejuiceEdward Scissorhands and Mermaids, all of which she had under her belt by the time she was 19. She became the poster girl for Generation X angst in the poster movie for Generation X, the Ben Stiller-helmed Reality Bites, as well as a leading lady for any era in the likes of Bram Stoker's DraculaThe Age of Innocence and Little WomenFrancis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton lined up...
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The Duffer Brothers: 'Could we do what Spielberg did in the 80s and elevate it like he did?'

The Stranger Things creators on what to expect in season two, their unexpected success and their long, arduous journey towards the Upside Dow

.e met in the womb. It was very dark. We’ve been together our entire lives.” From their offices in Los Angeles, over Skype, Matt Duffer and his twin brother Ross are discussing the origins of their creative partnership, and how, 32 years later, it gave birth to the spooky TV phenomenon Stranger Things. It’s been just over a year since the summer of 2016, when this nostalgic supernatural series went from word-of-mouth must-see to TV game-changer seemingly overnight.

‘Never in a million years did we think we’d get it on a place like Netflix Matt Duffer

‘I always loved fantasy. I loved the Lord of the Rings books, The Hobbit ... We just loved scaring ourselves’ Matt Duffer

Related: Reality bites: why Hollywood wouldn’t let
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Winona Ryder Says That Finding Fame Again Is ''Overwhelming''

Winona Ryder Says That Finding Fame Again Is ''Overwhelming''
If you're an '80s kid or a '90s kid, Winona Ryder was pretty much the epitome of indie cool. And then, much like her TV son Will Byers, she disappeared. For those who need a refresher: Back in the day, the doe-eyed darling lit up the screen with her broody, but approachable ways in a slew of iconic films, like HeathersBeetlejuice and Reality Bites. But then the 2000s hit and so did controversy. The actress caused a pop-culture moment (complete with the catchy "Free Winona" slogan) when she was arrested for shoplifting in 2001.  Soon after, the former teen star stepped away from the limelight and Hollywood, still appearing in films but none that gained much notoriety, save...
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Bullying, cliques and fistfights: secrets from Eden, the reality show that nobody watched

Eden: Paradise Lost charts how Channel 4’s much-trumpeted social experiment descended into disturbing misogyny

“People like the blood and guts,” says Raph, a wry 55-year-old carpenter from east London. “They’re going to want to know what went wrong.” Sitting next to him is Anton, 42, an imposing boatman. “We had the opportunity to show some of humanity’s strengths, when we really showed a lot of society’s weaknesses.”

Related: TV show contestants spend year in wilderness – with no one watching

It’s still raw as hell. I feel shaky every time I think about watching it

As a woman, I regret not feeling able to stand up for what I believed in 100%

Related: Reality bites: why we should stop starving people for entertainment

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Steve Zahn interview: War For The Planet Of The Apes

Ryan Lambie Jul 13, 2017

He plays War For The Planet Of The Apes' most adorable character. We catch up with the great Steve Zahn for a chat...

Mild spoilers for War For The Planet Of The Apes lie ahead.

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You may not recognise actor Steve Zahn in War For The Planet Of The Apes - clad as he is in a photo-real layer of digital paint - but his performance isn't one you'll forget in a hurry. He plays Bad Ape, a timid little character who, with his wide eyes and gentle voice, provides a glimmer of warmth and humour in a stark and often harsh movie.

Zahn's enjoyed a varied and fascinating career that stretches back to the early 90s, with
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Why Ben Stiller Put His Comedy Career On Hold After ‘Zoolander 2’

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Why Ben Stiller Put His Comedy Career On Hold After ‘Zoolander 2’
A year ago, most people would have assumed that Ben Stiller was in director’s jail, suffering from the critical and commercial failure of “Zoolander 2,” in which he also starred. Instead, he went to television. Holed up in his Red Hour Films studio in Los Angeles, Stiller’s currently developing the Showtime miniseries “Escape From Dannemora,” with the intention of directing all eight episodes. And when he takes a break, it’s not for another “Night at the Museum” movie. He’s heading to a film festival.

For over 20 years, the Nantucket Film Festival has benefited from the support of Stiller and his famous family, including his parents Jerry Stiller and late mother Anne Meara, emphasizing two areas that Ben Stiller knows well: Comedy and screenwriting. At Nantucket, he regularly hosts the All-Star Comedy Roundtable — but this year, perhaps signaling his shift in focus, he’s hosting the Screenwriter Tribute, which will honor “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy.

See More Storytelling, Of All Kinds, Showcased at the Nantucket Film Festival

Tom McCarthy for me epitomizes the kind of smart and emotional character-oriented storyteller that movie industry needs today,” he said in an interview ahead of the festival. “I think it’s important — in this day of huge, effects-driven franchises — to support and celebrate human stories that don’t center on aliens or robots.”

Much of Stiller’s recent work reflects that ethos. In May, he appeared in Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Collected”), a well-received dramedy that marked his first collaboration with the filmmaker since “While We Were Young.” It was a welcome return to one of the best actor-director relationships in Stiller’s filmography, one that taps into his penchant for affable klutzes without devolving into cheap jokes.

“I’m happy someone is making the edgy, character-oriented dramas and comedies that are the kinds of movies I grew up watching,” Stiller said. “I hope the studios will get with that program.”

In the meantime, he has embraced the changing landscape: His next starring role comes with “Brad’s Status,” writer-director Mike White’s new Amazon-produced feature, and “The Meyerowitz Stories” will premiere on Netflix later this year.

Like a lot of people, he’s not thrilled with Netflix’s day-and-date model, which minimizes the theatrical life of its movies in favor of appealing home viewers. “I love movies and want to see those kinds of movies in the theater,” he said, but acknowledged the realities of a marketplace that has increasingly allowed for more sophisticated storytelling with the new digital platforms — and, again, television. “Most of our projects are smaller budget and independent-oriented,” he said, addressing the productions currently being developed at Red Hour. “It’s harder to get those movies made now. Thankfully, television is a place for that now.”

He won’t directly acknowledge it, but the response to “Zoolander 2,” with its sophomoric humor and at least one broad joke that offended the Lgbtq community, seems to have driven him back to the more substantial side of his career. Stiller’s been through career crises — cult hit “The Cable Guy” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” weren’t exactly blockbuster successes — but this time, he has a range of work in the pipeline that taps into his penchant for more dramatic fare. “Escape from Dannemora,” which focuses on the real-life prison break by inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat in upstate New York, suggests an underlying desire to exercise his filmmaking chops with serious, engaging material.

As a director, Stiller is more auteur than meets the eye. Starting with “Reality Bites” in 1994, he has continually focused on desperate, self-involved Americans driven to neurotic extremes by the boundaries that society places on them. That theme took on cartoonish extremes in the undervalued “Cable Guy” and an ambitious lyrical depth in “Walter Mitty,” while the first “Zoolander” turned the absurd competitive agendas of the fashion industry inside out. The sequel simply took that joke too far, but it may have been necessary to draw Stiller back to the kind of projects that suit him best. “I think I’m more interested in movies I can relate to on a personal level,” he said.

That has extended to his interest in new talent. Asked to single some of the rising filmmakers he admires, he started by citing young screenwriters — Michael Mitnik, whose Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed “The Current War” comes out later this year, and Isaac Adamson, whose Blacklist screenplay “Bubbles” (about Michael Jackson’s famous chimp) is currently being produced by Netflix. He’s also keen on the writing contributions to “Dannemora” by Brett Johnson, whose previous credits are primarily in television.

So where does that leave Stiller’s career in comedy? “Right now, we are in couples therapy,” he said. “But I am optimistic.”

The Nantucket Film Festival runs June 21 – 26.

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Paul Dano joins Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' limited series

Paul Dano joins Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' limited series
Production on Showtime title will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Showtime has given a production order to Ben Stiller’s Escape At Dannemora, an eight-hour limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and new cast member Paul Dano.

The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in summer 2015 that sparked a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Stiller will serve as executive producer and direct all eight episodes. Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin will write and also serve as executive producers alongside Stiller, Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison who masterminds the escape.

Arquette will play
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Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' ordered at Showtime

Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' ordered at Showtime
Paul Dano joins cast. Production will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Showtime has given a production order to Ben Stiller’s Escape At Dannemora, a new eight-hour limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Dano.

The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in summer 2015 that sparked a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Stiller will serve as executive producer and direct all eight episodes. Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin will write and also serve as executive producers alongside Stiller, Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison who masterminds the escape.

Arquette will play
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Lisa Loeb Talks Cafe Carlyle Residency, New Album

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Lisa Loeb Talks Cafe Carlyle Residency, New Album
For some people, Lisa Loeb will eternally remain the cat-eye glasses-wearing crush they first heard in Reality Bites in 1994. But Loeb has resolutely refused to keep still in the intervening years, taking detours into film and television acting and lately, children’s music. She’s currently in New York for a residency at the famed Cafe Carlyle, and People caught up to her to see how she’s been “Stay”-ing busy. (Sorry.)

How did you get involved with the Carlyle?

I’d never imagined that I’d be going there. I’d seen Betty Buckley and people like that
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Morrissey Biopic 'England Is Mine' Details Festival Premiere

Morrissey Biopic 'England Is Mine' Details Festival Premiere
An unauthorized Morrissey biopic, England is Mine, will premiere July 2nd and close out the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival. Filmmaker Mark Gill directed the movie, which stars Jack Lowden as a young Steven Patrick Morrissey.

England is Mine chronicles Morrissey's early years in Manchester, working a dull job at a tax office and exploring the city's underground arts scene. The film delves into Morrissey's friendship with artist Linder Sterling (Jessica Brown) and culminates with his meeting Smiths co-founder and guitarist, Johnny Marr.

"Morrissey is definitively one of Britain's most iconic artists,
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4 Must-Watch Films If You’re About to Graduate College and Feel Lost as F*ck

A cinematic guide to confronting postgrad malaise.Fox Searchlight Pictures

It’s getting to be that time of year where if you listen closely, you can hear millions of parents asking soon-to-be graduates about their plans for the future. Transitioning out of an academic setting can be tricky. And with it comes a very specific kind of funk; a strange and aimless limbo aggravated by the dreaded…so — now what?

I’ve heard that millennials are adult babies and back in the day dinosaurs walked uphill both ways and payed for their entire tuition with the quarters they earned selling lemonade during the summer. Which is to say: the financial and social pressures shouldered by recent graduates are very real existential threats. Thankfully, small comfort though it may be, the disenchanted former student has more than a few cinematic role models to choose from. The postgrad film, older sibling to the high school coming-of-age-movie, concerns
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Janeane Garofalo to Make Broadway Debut in “Marvin’s Room”

Janeane Garofalo in “Love Hurts

Janeane Garofalo is set to make her Broadway debut. The two-time Emmy-nominated actress and stand-up comedian will star in Roundabout Theater Company’s “Marvin’s Room,” The New York Times reports. She’ll take the stage this summer. The production will be directed by Anne Kauffman, who is also making her Broadway debut.

The play, which originally ran Off Broadway in 1991, “follows the uneasy reunion between two estranged sisters, one of whom has leukemia,” the source details. A film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro was released in 1997. Streep received a Golden Globe nod and Keaton an Oscar nomination for playing sisters Lee and Bessie, respectively. Garofalo will be portraying Lee, and Lili Taylor (“American Crime”) will take on the role of Bessie, who needs a bone marrow transplant and asks Lee for help.

Garofalo’s film and TV career spans nearly 30 years, with credits including “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “24,” “The West Wing,” “200 Cigarettes,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Reality Bites,” and “The Ben Stiller Show.” She received two Emmy nominations for her role in “The Larry Sanders Show.” In 2012, Garofalo starred in “Russian Transport” Off Broadway.

“With more channels and more media outlets comes the ability of more people to work than when there were only three channels. But there are still rules for mainstream films, music, and TV. That’s the nature of it, that the ladies be attractive, young. The men have more leeway, they can look many ways,” Garofalo has observed. “If you want to see middle-aged women and older: British television. They’re very good about people looking many different ways.”

Both Garofalo and Taylor are 50-plus years old.

Kauffman’s previous directing credits include Off Broadway productions of “The Thugs,” “Belleville,” and “Smokefall.”

Previews for “Marvin’s Room” kick off June 8 and the play will officially open June 29 at the American Airlines Theater.

Janeane Garofalo to Make Broadway Debut in “Marvin’s Room” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Ethan Hawke to Get Tribute at San Francisco Film Festival (Exclusive)

Ethan Hawke to Get Tribute at San Francisco Film Festival (Exclusive)
The San Francisco Film Society will honor Ethan Hawke during the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival.

The event will take place on April 8 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and include a conversation with the actor-filmmaker, followed by a screening of his new film, “Maudie,” directed by Aisling Walsh.

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Ethan Hawke is worthy of celebration on so many levels,” said Rachel Rosen, director of programming. “It’s been a pleasure to experience his work as a director of both fiction and documentary, alongside his countless indelible performances. He effortlessly communicates his artistic vision across his various creative pursuits, and we’re thrilled to be able to honor him for the full scope of his work in film.”

Hawke has been nominated twice for a best supporting actor Academy Award — for “Boyhood” and “Training Day” — and
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Bryan Tanaka Says Seeing Mariah Carey and James Packer Together Is a ‘Big Reality Check’

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Bryan Tanaka Says Seeing Mariah Carey and James Packer Together Is a ‘Big Reality Check’
Reality bites.

Mariah Carey‘s backup dancer (and rumored beau) Bryan Tanaka struggled to watch the pop star cuddle up to her then-fiancé James Packer on Sunday’s episode of Mariah’s World.

The E! docu-series showed Carey, 46, and Tanaka, 33, spending some quality time together on her European tour — even though the dancer was injured and Carey’s manager was ready to send him home due to his inability to perform.

However, the flirtatious friendship comes to a halt when Packer arrives at a birthday party for Carey’s manager. The couple were being “touchy feely,” leaving Tanaka devastated.

“Seeing
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Entertainment Feature: Top 20 Celebrity Portraits of 2016, By Photographer Joe Arce

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Chicago – The year 2016 was a dangerous one to be a famous person. In the past twelve months, one dozen of my former photo subjects passed away, celebrities who at one time or another famously posed for my lens. However, on a positive note, at least photos are forever. Or to quote the immortal words of Pee Wee Herman – “Why don’t you take a picture, it will last longer!”

The ranking of the portraits are based on a combination of the star power wattage of the subjects, the artistic results and the difficulty of landing the quarry…for those budding smart-phone-celebrity-stalkers who may wish to play along at home. So without further adieu, I present my top 20 celebrity portraits of 2016.

20. Peter Bogdanovich

Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Here’s to Peter Bogdanovich, who apart from Woody Allen is one of my all-time favorite directors.
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