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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Just Broke 3 Huge Emmys Records

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Image Source: Getty / Jason Laveris Everyone knows Game of Thrones is a record-breaking Emmy machine (the series has earned 38 statues, beating out Frasier as the most-won scripted show). But when it comes to individual actors, who's racked up the most gold? The honor just went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won her seventh Emmy for Veep at this year's Emmys ceremony, giving her the title of most Emmys won by a single performer for one role. It's also her eighth total, which means she is tied with Cloris Leachman for most Emmys total. Leachman, who also has eight awards under her belt, has accumulated statuettes for a variety of projects over the years. Her first win was in 1973 for the TV movie A Brand New Life. She won again for two consecutive years for her role as Phyllis Lindstrom on Mary Tyler Moore, and in 1975 she double-dipped with a second award
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Trump Controversies Making Waves in Cannes

At premieres, beach parties, wine-soaked dinners and business meetings, the topic du jour at this year’s Cannes Film Festival: Trump. Buyers and sellers, studios executives and stars confess they’re glued to their smartphones, waiting for email alerts and updates on the latest White House scandal.

“I’m obsessed with it,” said Stuart Ford, CEO of sales and production company Im Global. “The first thing I do in the morning is check the news. The last thing I do at night is check the news.”

Some of the films searching for distribution along the Croisette grapple directly or indirectly with Trump and the populism that fueled his rise. Buyers are circling “Promised Land,” a documentary by Eugene Jarecki that centers on a cross-country trip against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential election. Michael Moore also Skyped in for a talk with Harvey and Bob Weinstein on Friday to whet buyers appetites for “11/9,” an anti-Trump documentary.
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Variety Critics Share Their Cannes Cinematic Wish Lists

Variety Critics Share Their Cannes Cinematic Wish Lists
Variety‘s chief film critics Peter Debruge and Owen Gleiberman look ahead at the Cannes festival lineup and tell us what they really want to see when the festival kicks off May 17.

Peter Debruge’s Picks

The Beguiled

It’s not like the world was asking for a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood classic, based on the Thomas Cullinan novel about a wounded Union soldier who bewitches an entire boarding school of lonely Confederate ladies — although now that it exists, consider me intrigued. Certainly, we can expect Sofia Coppola to repair the gender balance, which is the most backwards thing about director Don Siegel’s otherwise intoxicating testosterone-fueled fantasy.

The Florida Project

It’s about time Cannes took note of one of America’s most exciting indie voices, inviting “Tangerine” director Sean Baker into the fold. Apart from a general fascination with strange contemporary subcultures, and a capacity to translate
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What Movies Are Critics Most Excited to See at Cannes 2017? — Critics Survey

What Movies Are Critics Most Excited to See at Cannes 2017? — Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

The lineup for Cannes 2017 has finally been announced, and it’s a doozy. From the inevitable return of Michael Haneke to the shocking inclusion of television (albeit television from celebrated Cannes alumni David Lynch and Jane Campion), the 70th edition of the world’s most prestigious film festival promises to have something for everyone.

We asked our panel of critics to name the Cannes premiere they’re most excited to see, and their answers were unsurprisingly all over the map.

April Wolfe (@awolfeful), La Weekly

Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here.”

My stomach knots are finally unraveling knowing that Ramsay’s about to unleash another
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The Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2017: A Rundown

The Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2017: A Rundown
The 2017 Cannes official selection is a mix of brainy competition auteurs, red-carpet star power, and the rarest breed — a handful of players who could return to North America as Oscar contenders.

Nicole Kidman will be stuffing her trunks with evening gowns, as she will need to walk the Palais steps at least four times: twice with Colin Farrell, for Cannes favorite Sofia Coppola‘s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24), both in Competition, and again for John Cameron Mitchell‘s midnighter “How to Talk with Girls at Parties” (A24) and a preview of Jane Campion‘s returning Sundance Channel series, “Top of the Lake: China Girl.” How the three films play in Cannes will determine if the Oscar perennial returns for another go-round.

Isabelle Huppert won the Cesar and was close — we think — to winning the Oscar for “Elle.
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The Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2017: A Rundown

The Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2017: A Rundown
The 2017 Cannes official selection is a mix of brainy competition auteurs, red-carpet star power, and the rarest breed — a handful of players who could return to North America as Oscar contenders.

Nicole Kidman will be stuffing her trunks with evening gowns, as she will need to walk the Palais steps at least four times: twice with Colin Farrell, for Cannes favorite Sofia Coppola‘s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24), both in Competition, and again for John Cameron Mitchell‘s midnighter “How to Talk with Girls at Parties” (A24) and a preview of Jane Campion‘s returning Sundance Channel series, “Top of the Lake: China Girl.”

Isabelle Huppert won the Cesar and was close — we think — to winning the Oscar for “Elle.” She’s back in two movies, “Happy End” (Sony Pictures Classics) by Michael Haneke, rejoining “Amour” co-star Jean-Louis Trintignant,
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Singer Al Jarreau Dead at 76

Singer Al Jarreau Dead at 76
Legendary jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau has died, Ebony.com reports. He was 76.

The seven-time Grammy winner is perhaps best known to TV audiences for writing the lyrics and performing the theme to Moonlighting. He was hospitalized for exhaustion just days ago, but passed away on Sunday morning. A cause of death has not been reported.

Jarreau’s most notable hits included “Mornin’,” “After All,” “Roof Garden” and “We’re In This Love Together.”

In addition to his singing career, Jarreau dabbled in acting, appearing as Rev. Gentry Hall in two episodes of Touched by an Angel, as
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A Look Back at Roma Downey’s Famed ‘Touched by an Angel’ Role

A Look Back at Roma Downey’s Famed ‘Touched by an Angel’ Role
When “Touched by an Angel” premiered in 1994, critics were less than impressed with the heavenly CBS drama.

Despite the dismissive reviews, this sweet saga with fetching Irish lass Roma Downey as the novice angel, saucy Della Reese as the elder angel, and Bradley Cooper look-alike John Dye as the Angel of Death would charm viewers for nine seasons, scoring as a top-10 series for four years. At its height, “Touched by an Angel” reached more than 21 million total viewers a week and remained popular through syndication and DVD releases.

The series got off to a rocky start in the ratings, and a second season was far from a sure thing. Second chances were a big theme in this series, and the show made the most of its own when CBS took a leap of faith after a massive viewer campaign, in which devoted fans swarmed the network with impassioned letters praising the show, and
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Toronto: Asian Films Flavor Festival

If the biggest headlines from Toronto are usually reserved for the Hollywood stars and the upscale English-language movies poised for the upcoming Oscars race, there is much else in the selection worthy of discovery. The strong selection from Asia is a highlight.

Asia (and Australasia) is always strongly represented in Toronto, a reflection of the globe-trotting selectors’ determination to show the diversity of Far Eastern cinema, and also of the city’s multicultural mix. This year is no exception.

The Asian line-up ranges from the unashamedly commercial (“Veteran,” which last week became the 10th highest grossing Korean film of all time), to the experimental (Christopher Doyle’s “Hong Kong Trilogy,” a fiction film with a narrative strung together from documentary footage). It stretches from big-budget, starry Chinese drama (“Mr. Six” pictured) through to the low-budget miracles of Southeast Asia, where powerful features (Erik Matti’s “Honor Thy Father” or Joko Anwar
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This week in tv news: John Singleton to make the jump to TV with FX

Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback, which she announced will be returning for a third season.

John Singleton is poised to be the next filmmaker to make the leap to television, as FX has picked up the pilot for Snowfall, a show co-created by Singleton. The press release had this summary of the series.

Los Angeles 1981. A storm is coming and its name is cocaine. Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. The story follows three characters on a violent collision course: Franklin Saint, young street entrepreneur on a quest for power; Gustavo Zapata, a Mexican wrestler turned gangster in search of his American dream; and Logan Miller, a prominent family’s “black sheep” desperate to escape his father’s shadow.

Singleton will also direct the pilot.

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The partnership between Fox and
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New Projects: The ‘New Coke’ marketing blunder comes to film

Remember New Coke? If you do, the ’80s called and they want their jokes back. But as a reminder, in April of 1985, just over 30 years ago this week, Coca-Cola, one of the longest surviving American companies who had successfully dominated the market with a time-tested product, had decided that to stave off the rise of Pepsi in the Cola wars, they would rebrand their classic fizzy drink to New Coke. New Coke hit the shelves April 23, and though the sweeter flavor won out in blind taste tests, human psychology practically dictates that it’s not the product that’s inside the can but the label that’s outside the can that most determines a person’s liking. The product rollout was a huge blunder, and Coca-Cola eventually reverted to Coke Classic.

If you thought that sounds like it could make a fascinating documentary, or perhaps an interesting comedy, then you’re in luck.
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Faith Hill Scores Role in New Movie 'Dixieland'

Faith Hill Scores Role in New Movie 'Dixieland'
Faith Hill, last seen on the big screen in 2004's remake of Stepford Wives, is starring in Dixieland, described by Deadline.com as an indie crime drama.

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 Hill will star as the mother of a young man, played by Chris Zylka (The Leftovers), who is newly released from prison and falls for the troubled girl next door, played by Riley Keough, whose previous films include Magic Mike and Runaways. Keough is the daughter of singer Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of Elvis Presley.
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Faith Hill Back To Movies As Country Star Joins Crime Drama ‘Dixieland’

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Faith Hill Back To Movies As Country Star Joins Crime Drama ‘Dixieland’
Exclusive: Ahead of her stop at the 48th Annual Country Music Awards tonight in Nashville, country music superstar Faith Hill has completed filming on indie crime drama Dixieland. This marks the “Breathe” singer’s second film after 2004’s Stepford Wives, in which she made her big screen debut opposite Nicole Kidman.

The LeftoversChris Zylka stars in the Mississippi-set Dixieland as a young man, newly released from prison, who falls for the troubled girl next door and takes a big risk to give them a shot at a better life. Hill plays the mother he moves back home with, starring alongside Riley Keough, the Magic Mike and Runaways actress whose grandfather was the legendary Elvis Presley. Breaking Bad‘s Rj Mitte, Spencer Lofranco (Jamesy Boy), Brad Carter (True Detective), Steve Earle (Treme), and WWE wrestling icon Mick Foley round out the cast.

Hollywood’s been trying to turn the multi-Grammy
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The theatrical life of Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman is remembered as an innovative film-maker and artist but his stage work is key to his career – even his own residence was a performance

Derek Jarman wandered into theatre, as he did into much of his creative life. The stage design department at the Slade School of Art in 1963 was casually structured, and, for the era, an uncloseted zone of gaiety. He'd previously slapped a distemper brush on scenes for Lorca's Blood Wedding and other plays put on by fellow students at King's College, London. He had not seen much theatre, as movies – even concerts – came cheaper; the first production that really excited him was Peter Brook's short and gory staging of Antonin Artaud's Spurt of Blood in the RSC's 1964 Theatre of Cruelty season.

Jarman put a lot of effort into his design course, outlining a surreal play, The Billboard Promised Land (a mashup of The Wizard of Oz
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Watch a Great One-Hour Chat Between Judd Apatow, Mark Boal and the Year's Most Notable Writers

We recently shared the highlights of the Hollywood Reporter's Oscar Roundtables actors installment, featuring Argo's Alan Arkin, Django Unchained's Jamie Foxx, Arbitrage's Richard Gere, Flight's Denzel Washington, The Sessions' John Hawkes, and Promised Land‘s Matt Damon. The website recently shared its writers installment, and we've got the hour-long chat with Judd Apatow (This Is 40), Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty), David Magee (Life of Pi), Chris Terrio (Argo), Michael Haneke (Amour) and John Krasinski (Promised Land) for your viewing pleasure, below. "I assume probably I was having my own midlife… questioning, let's call it," Apatow admitted about his upcoming comedy, starring Paul Rudd and Leslie...

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Arkin, Damon, Foxx, Gere, Hawkes and Washington in THR's Actor Roundtable

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Arkin, Damon, Foxx, Gere, Hawkes and Washington in THR's Actor Roundtable
I finally got around to watching The Hollywood Reporter's Actor Roundtable this morning, an annual gathering of top names in the awards race and always a solid, informative, open chat. Participating this year was Alan Arkin ("Argo"), Matt Damon ("Promised Land"), Jamie Foxx ("Django Unchained"), Richard Gere ("Arbitrage"), John Hawkes ("The Sessions") and Denzel Washington ("Flight"). Much of the discussion revolved around what fame and the business has meant on a deeper level for the actors, their socio-political invigoration as a result of being public figures and how fear still feeds them even in times of success. And for Damon, who...
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Watch This Fascinating One-Hour Roundtable Chat with Jamie Foxx, Matt Damon and More

If you have an hour to spare, we highly recommend checking out The Actors installment in The Hollywood Reporter's Oscar Roundtables series. The video brings together Argo's Alan Arkin, Django Unchained's Jamie Foxx, Arbitrage's Richard Gere, Flight's Denzel Washington, The Sessions' John Hawkes, and Promised Land‘s Matt Damon. Sadly, Joaquin Phoenix is absent, but don't let the lack of Young Pheezy dissuade you from watching since there are plenty of fascinating bits in the clip. The talk kicks off with, "What's the most shocking thing that's happened to you in Hollywood?' Arkin chimes in with "Gentle, loving kindness." Gere and Damon step in to admit that they've been really lucky to work...

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Damon, Foxx, Washington, Gere, Arkin & Hawkes Talk Hollywood, Fame & Craft in THR's Actors Roundtable

Damon, Foxx, Washington, Gere, Arkin & Hawkes Talk Hollywood, Fame & Craft in THR's Actors Roundtable
It's that time of year again for The Hollywood Reporter's roundtable discussions, with the actors installment debuting November 8. The six leading and supporting men featured are Matt Damon (who stars in the upcoming "Promised Land"), Jamie Foxx ("Django Unchained"), Denzel Washington ("Flight"), Richard Gere ("Arbitrage"), Alan Arkin ("Argo") and John Hawkes ("The Sessions"). Full video roundtable plus quote highlights below. Alan Arkin on the most shocking thing that's happened to him in Hollywood: "Gentle, loving kindness." The reason Matt Damon didn't do a new Bourne movie: "Because they didn't have a script! I was always open to doing it with Paul Greengrass, the director, but they didn't have the script. A lot of times what happens in these big-budget movies is they'll get a release date, and they'll book everybody's time, and they'll just...
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THR's Actor Roundtable: 6 Leading Men on Politics, Over-40 Actresses and the Dangers of Success

THR's Actor Roundtable: 6 Leading Men on Politics, Over-40 Actresses and the Dangers of Success
This story first appeared in the Nov. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Matt Damon revealed why he doesn't want his daughters to become actresses. Jamie Foxx told a great story about accosting Denzel Washington outside a nightclub in his pre-fame days. And Richard Gere promised to hook Alan Arkin up with a visit to the Dalai Lama. Those were just a few of the surprising interactions at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Actor Roundtable. Damon, 42 (Promised Land), Foxx, 44 (Django Unchained), Washington, 57 (Flight), Gere, 63 (Arbitrage), and Arkin, 78 (Argo), joined John Hawkes, 53 (The Sessions),

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