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Denzel Washington to Be Honored at 2016 Golden Globes

17 November 2015 9:35 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

It seems “King Kong ain’t got sh*t” on Denzel Washington, who’s being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, set to air Jan. 10, 2016.  The two-time Oscar winning actor, best known for his leading turns in “Training Day” and “American Gangster,” will accept the award presented yearly to someone who has had an “incredible impact on the world of entertainment,” according to a statement. Past recipients include Jodie Foster, George Clooney, Woody Allen, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Barbra Streisand, and others. “Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front [of] and behind the camera,” said Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), in a statement. “It is the HFPA’s privilege to honor his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.” This year’s Golden Globes will be hosted by writer-actor-comedian Ricky Gervais, »

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Denzel Washington to Receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

17 November 2015 6:52 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present the Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" to actor Denzel Washington at the upcoming Golden Globes ceremony on Jan. 10. Washington, a seven-time Globe nominee—winning twice, for "Glory" (1989) and "The Hurricane" (1999)—has appeared in more than 50 films and TV series since his 1977 debut, receiving two Academy Awards (for "Glory" and 1999's "Training Day"), a Tony Award, and two Emmy Award nominations. Watch: "Governors Awards: Amid Oscar Hoopla, Pleas for Diversity" Washington, who this weekend helped honor his "Malcolm X" (1992) director Spike Lee at the Academy's Governors Awards, joins recent DeMille recipients George Clooney, Woody Allen, and Jodie Foster, whose rambling, heartfelt, surprising 2013 acceptance speech (video below) counts among the most compelling awards-show interludes in memory. The »

- Matt Brennan

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Denzel Washington to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

17 November 2015 2:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Denzel Washington will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at this year's Golden Globes.

"Washington's long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera," said Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria in a statement.

The acclaimed 60-year-old actor has two Golden Globes, as well as two Academy Awards and a Tony, to his name for his performances. He won the best supporting actor trophy for "Glory" in 1989, and the best actor award for "The Hurricane" in 1999. Washington very notably lost out on winning for "Training Day," for which he went on to get an Oscar.

He's been lauded for being one of Hollywood's finest actors, with memorable turns in "Cry Freedom," "Malcolm X," and "Philadelphia."

He is currently filming "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Equalizer 2."

The prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award most recently went to George Clooney last year. »

- Kelly Woo

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Denzel Washington to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

16 November 2015 4:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Denzel Washington has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award, to be presented at 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The award was announced by Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, on Monday.

“Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera,” he said. “It is the HFPA’s privilege to honor his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.”

Washington has been nominated for seven Golden Globes and won for “Glory” and “The Hurricane.” He won Academy Awards for “Glory” and “Training Day,” and has received two Emmy nominations, one Tony Award, one BAFTA Award, one NAACP Image Award and a Grammy Award for his narration of the legend of “John Henry.”

Washington most recently appeared in “The Equalizer,” directed by Antoine Fuqua. »

- Dave McNary

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Win Southpaw on Blu-ray

16 November 2015 2:43 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Soutpaw on 23rd November, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Richard Wenk (The Mechanic), Southpaw tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the

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‘Concussion’: Will Smith’s Career as Box Office Star and Oscar Nominated Actor

21 October 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Will Smith has been a major box office earner for nearly two decades, but recent years have seen some low points in the star’s career, with 2012’s Men in Black 3 and 2013’s After Earth both underperforming. Though the star is known primarily for big summer blockbusters, he has received recognition from the Academy for his work in serious dramas.

This year, with the release of the controversial football-centered film Concussion, Smith is hoping to reassert himself as a serious actor and garner further attention from Oscar. With a Christmas release slated for the film, however, it will have stiff competition at not just the box office, but for awards season momentum as David O. Russell‘s Joy, Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful EightAlejandro G. Iñárritu‘s The Revenant, and Adam McKay‘s The Big Short are all opening that week with big Oscar potential. »

- Patrick Shanley

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Descendants Sequel in the Works at Disney Channel

15 October 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, Disney Channel is pursuing a follow-up to its monster hit musical Descendants.

RelatedDescendants Stars on Twist Ending, Sequel Ideas: ‘Mal’s Story Isn’t Over’

The network has ordered a sequel script from Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, who wrote the first film. The announcement was made Thursday.

Descendants follows four children of Disney villains — Maleficent’s daughter Mal (Dove Cameron), Evil Queen’s daughter Evie (Sofia Carson), Jafar’s son Jay (Booboo Stewart) and Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos (Cameron Boyce) — as they decide whether they want to »

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My Best Friend's Wedding is getting a TV sequel that no-one asked for

15 October 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We're officially living in an age where just about any movie can receive its own TV spinoff. The latest target: My Best Friend's Wedding.

ABC is developing a new half-hour comedy that will be an official sequel to the 1997 romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts, with the film's writer Ron Bass back on board.

Picking up where the movie left off, it will centre on Jullianne Potter as she moves on with her life in New York City alongside best friend George - played by Rupert Everett in the film.

It has yet to be confirmed whether this means it will take place in the 1990s or will shift the action to the present day. Roberts and Everett are also unlikely to return, but who knows?

This follows several TV reboots this season, following the likes of Training Day on CBS, Behind Enemy Lines on NBC and The Notebook on The CW. »

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ABC Developing 'My Best Friend's Wedding' TV Series

15 October 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Say a little prayer, "My Best Friend's Wedding" fans - the beloved 1997 romcom might be getting a TV sequel.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC is developing a half-hour, single-camera comedy based on the popular movie starring Julia Roberts. The show would pick up where the movie left off: Julianne Potter returning home to New York with gay Bff George (Rupert Everett in the film) as her supportive guide. The original movie's writer, Ron Bass, will pen the script.

"My Best Friend's Wedding" is just the latest Hollywood property to get a reboot/prequel/sequel. This season, ABC brought "The Muppets" back to primetime, and the network is also working on a "Fantasy Island" remake. Fox is bringing back "The X-Files" and "Prison Break" this winter. And there are reboots of Nancy Drew, "MacGyver," "Training Day," and "Little Women" in the works elsewhere.

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- Kelly Woo

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Denzel Washington to Direct ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Episode

13 October 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Denzel Washington is joining “Grey’s Anatomy” — behind the camera. The “Training Day” star will direct an upcoming episode of the ABC medical drama, TheWrap has learned. Washington, who has won two Academy Awards for his acting, will lead the ninth episode of this season, which is scheduled to begin shooting later this month for a November air date. Also Read: 'Training Day' Reunion: Ethan Hawke Joins Denzel Washington in 'Magnificent Seven' While this will be his first outing as a director on television, Washington has previously directed feature films such as “Antwone Fisher” and “The Great Debaters.” Most recently, »

- Joe Otterson

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'Grey's Anatomy' Taps Denzel Washington to Direct an Episode

13 October 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

An Oscar winner will soon walk the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital: Denzel Washington is set to direct an upcoming episode of "Grey's Anatomy."

TVLine reports that Washington will helm the ninth episode of the show's current 12th season, and the installment will air during November sweeps. The details about Washington's episode are being kept under wraps for now, but it was written by Stacy McKee; shooting is expected to start later this month.

Washington has helmed two feature films in his long and celebrated career (2002's "Antwone Fisher" and 2007's "The Great Debaters"), but TVLine reports that this will be his first time tackling directing for television. Considering Washington already has two Oscars under his belt (Best Supporting Actor for 1989's "Glory" and Best Actor for 2001's "Training Day"), he could be gunning for Egot status if he nabs an Emmy nomination for directing this episode.

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- Katie Roberts

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‘Triple 9’ Redband Trailer: Cops, Robbers, Bloodshed, Nudity

6 October 2015 5:28 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

People hankering for a Training Day fix might have their needs met by Triple 9, the upcoming heist thriller from director John Hillcoat and starring Casey Affleck that sees a posse of corrupt cops blackmailed into serious criminal shenanigans by a sleazy Russian mobster. Into the mix comes rookie cop Chris Allen (Affleck), set up to be merked (hence the film’s title — 999 being code for “officer down”) by the corrupt cops as a distraction while they pull off the job, only… »

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Trailer For Triple 9 Has Lots Of Nasty Cops And Robbers

6 October 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

This little slice of nastiness from John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road), a director who knows his way around balancing bleak and heart, looks to be pushing the police action boundaries of Sicario and Training Day as far as it can go. In fact, this film was originally set to open against Villeneuve's prestigious hitman drama, but was recently pushed back to February 19, 2016.Triple 9 -- police code for officer down -- has elements of the militarization of police, the war of attrition with crime and violence (severed heads abound), and everyone thrown into the blender. Props to whoever came up with the kids 'this little piggie' to score this trailer, because it is damn effective with the imagery on display. When a group of corrupt...

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'Lethal Weapon' TV Series Reboot Heading to Fox

3 October 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Lethal Weapon will soon head to television as Fox has ordered a series reboot of the film franchise. Fox has given the TV series based on the Mel Gibson and Danny Glover buddy cop films a put pilot, which all but guarantees that the show will air in some capacity on the network or face substantial penalties to Warner Bros TV, the studio producing the reboot. While the franchise's original producers will not be involved in the TV reboot, they have reportedly given the project their blessing, The Hollywood Reporter writes. »

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'Lethal Weapon' TV Show Is Happening at Fox

2 October 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lethal Weapon is heading to the small screen! Yes, a new TV series based on the popular action franchise starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover is going to happen on Fox. It is coming from Warner Bros. TV, which also turned the popular buddy cop action comedy Rush Hour into a series that will debut early next year. No casting has been announced at this time.

The series will be an hour long drama, and it will follow the same basic plot as the movie. The show already has a put pilot commitment. The Pilot will be written by former Chuck executive producer Matt Miller. He most recently created the ABC drama Forever, also for Wbtv.

Like Rush Hour, Lethal Weapon is a pretty straight adaptation of the film series upon which it is based, and will center on the central characters of detectives Roger Murtaugh, the character originated by Mel Gibson, »

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Lethal Weapon Reboot In The Works As A TV Series

2 October 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Do we really need another movie reimagined for the small screen? Apparently so, because Lethal Weapon is the latest to come to TV with Fox forging ahead with a reboot of the iconic action film, which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

Don’t go expecting a prequel or sequel, however, as this is a full on reboot with the same premise. Apparently, like the Lethal Weapon films, the TV version centers on a Texas cop and former Navy Seal Martin Riggs who, following the loss of his wife and baby, moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with Lapd detective Roger Murtaugh, who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.

Chuck and Forever scribe Matt Miller is writing this new take on the property, while Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz will executive produce. Unfortunately, the original Lethal Weapon »

- Josh Wilding

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Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Awards Push With 'Southpaw' Re-Release

2 October 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: Jake Gyllenhaal's Monstrous Extremes: The Mixed Blessing of 'Southpaw Audiences who missed Jake Gyllenhaal's "Southpaw" when it was released in July are in luck. The Weinstein Company is re-releasing the boxing drama in 300 theaters today, hoping to give Gyllenhaal's acclaimed performance an added boost in the Oscar race. In a statement, The Weinstein Company’s Erik Lomis, President of Theatrical Distribution & Home Entertainment, said the re-release will "give more serious-minded audiences who may have missed it the first time around a chance to see a film that we feel is a very serious contender." Directed by Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") and co-written by Kurt Sutter ("Sons of Anarchy"), "Southpaw" stars Gyllenhaal as Billy "The Great" Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When a family tragedy strikes and he loses custody of his daughter, Billy enters the battle of his »

- Zack Sharf

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Denzel Washington Fought To Change The Ending Of Training Day

28 September 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Detective Alonzo Harris is one of the greatest villains in cinema history, and the events of Antoine Fuqua.s Training Day do nothing to redeem him in the slightest. A corrupt cop who tries to impart his dirty ways on his new and impressionable partner, he winds up on the wrong side of the Russian Mafia. Until now, there's only way we ever thought that the story would end, but recent comments from Denzel Washington have shown that this wasn.t always the case. Naturally, this story will get into massive spoilers for Training Day. You have been warned. The Hollywood Reporter recently covered an event where Washington was on stage talking about the various accomplishments of his career. Which means those who were attending were treated to some wonderful pieces of trivia involving some of his biggest roles, one of which was his Academy Award-winning performance as Harris. As »

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Performer of the Week: black-ish's Anthony Anderson

26 September 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Performer | Anthony Anderson

The Show | black-ish

The Episode | “The Word” (Sept. 23, 2015)

The Performance | He may not have saved 155 lives in a spectacular emergency landing, but from a comedic standpoint, Anthony Anderson’s performance as Dre Johnson in the Season 2 premiere of black-ish approached Capt. Sully Sullenberger levels of daring.

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In an episode that began with Dre’s grade-school-age son Jack dropping the N-word during a talent-show performance of Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” Anderson managed to score enormous laughs while his character led an impassioned examination (and occasionally a »

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Cliff Curtis Turns Method Actor for ‘The Dark Horse’

24 September 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

You’ve seen actor Cliff Curtis slip into the skin of countless characters before, taking on numerous ethnicities as a true chameleon of the big screen. The New Zealander is one of the most prolific and accomplished character actors of his generation, having wracked up a list of filmmaker collaborators that would make any colleague jealous.

The list is impressive, probably because great directors know what they’re going to get out of the actor: David O. Russell (“Three Kings”), Martin Scorsese (“Bringing Out the Dead”), Michael Mann (“The Insider”), Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”), Frank Darabont (“The Majestic”), Darren Aronofsky (“The Fountain”), Danny Boyle (“Sunshine”) — each presenting a unique opportunity to stand out in an ensemble cast.

With James Napier Robertson’s “The Dark Horse,” however, Curtis took a turn into method actor territory for the first time in his career, at the director’s request. “He asked for it and he got it, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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