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With a ‘Film Stars’ Song in Contention, Rock Star Elvis Costello Reflects on Moonlighting for the Movies

With a ‘Film Stars’ Song in Contention, Rock Star Elvis Costello Reflects on Moonlighting for the Movies
Elvis Costello wrote the closing song for the new movie “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” but it’s a classic from his own canon that director Paul McGuigan planted as an Easter egg for music buffs. Costello’s “Pump It Up” is heard early on in the film to establish the late ’70s time frame, right before a scene that has the American actress Gloria Grahame (played by Annette Bening) meeting her younger Liverpudlian boyfriend (Jamie Bell) for the first time. Just after “Pump It Up” is heard on the soundtrack, the two lovers-to-be dance to “Boogie Oogie Oogie” — a cheeky nod to one of the silliest awards upsets of all time, when the ephemeral disco group A Taste of Honey famously beat Costello for the best new artist Grammy.

“You know what? It didn’t register,” admits Costello, who didn’t get the embedded joke when he first saw the film, and whom the
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Renée Zellweger Denies She Gave Harvey Weinstein 'Sexual Favors': He's 'Full of S—' Says Rep

Renée Zellweger Denies She Gave Harvey Weinstein 'Sexual Favors': He's 'Full of S—' Says Rep
Renée Zellweger’s rep says the actress never gave Harvey Weinstein any “sexual favors.”

“If Harvey said that, he’s full of s—,” a rep for the actress said in a statement to People.

The producer allegedly told aspiring actresses that he received “sexual favors” from Zellweger, along with other stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Charlize Theron, as examples of how a sexual relationship with him could help their careers, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday.

Weinstein allegedly told one actress “that Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron and other actresses gave sexual favors.” He then allegedly asked, “Don’t you
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Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic

Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic
Path&#233 and Calamity Films have set a February 2018 start date for principal photography on Judy, based on the true story of Judy Garland's final concerts in London. Actress Renee Zellweger, Academy Award winner and three times Academy Award nominee (Bridget Jones's Diary, Cold Mountain and Chicago), will play Judy Garland; and celebrated British stage director, Rupert Goold (a Tony nominee and two times Olivier winner) will direct. No release date has been set at this time and it remains to be seen how many more roles need to be filled out.

The story is set in Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show,
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Renée Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in “Judy”

Zellweger in “Bridget Jones’s Baby”

It’s been over a decade since Renée Zellweger starred as Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” but the actress seems poised to show off her impressive pipes in the near future. The Oscar winner has signed on to play Judy Garland in an upcoming drama about the “Wizard of Oz” star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Titled “Judy,” the film is based on the true story of the Hollywood legend’s final concerts in London, held in 1968. While THR doesn’t specify whether or not the pic will feature Zellweger on the mic, it seems likely that she’ll sing given “Judy’s” subject matter.

The project takes place “30 years since ‘the world’s greatest entertainer’ shot to global fame in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and as she prepares for the concerts, she battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, while also embarking on a courtship with Mickey Dean, her soon-to-be fifth husband,” the source summarizes. “Yet Garland is also fragile, and having spent 45 of her 47 years working, is haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and a desire to be back home with her kids.”

Written by Tom Edge (“The Crown”) and directed by Tony nominee Robert Goold, the project is backed by Pathe and Calamity Films and production is slated to kick off February 2018.

Zellweger won an Academy Award in 2004 for “Cold Mountain.” She’s also received nods for “Chicago” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” Earlier this year she was honored at Greenwich International Film Festival for her work off-screen: supporting research on Als and collaborating with an Austin-based org that aids individuals in the music industry who are affected by depression and mental health issues.

When asked about aging in Hollywood, the actress has responded, “I’ve never seen the maturation of a woman as a negative thing.” She explained, “I’ve never seen a woman stepping into her more powerful self as a negative.”

Renée Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in “Judy” 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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Why Renee Zellweger Disappeared From Hollywood

Why Renee Zellweger Disappeared From Hollywood
It's been over 20 years since Renee Zellweger had us at "Hello," and so much has changed for the actress. Since her breakout role in Jerry Maguire she has solidified her spot on the A-list and her name has become more synonymous with rom-coms than Bridget Jones herself. But Zellweger has also had a somewhat complicated relationship with her own fame. The 2010s were a banner decade for the actress—she starred in Chicago, kicked off the Bridget Jones' Diary franchise, won an Oscar for Cold Mountain and was nominated for two others. But by the end of the decade she gave it all up. After starring in My Own Love Song opposite Forest Whitaker,...
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Berlin Festival Boss Calls Harvey Weinstein Accusations, Cover-Up "Scandalous"

Berlin Festival Boss Calls Harvey Weinstein Accusations, Cover-Up
Berlin Film Festival director Dieter Kosslick has joined the growing ranks of industry executives who have had dealings with Harvey Weinstein and have condemned the Oscar-winning producer for his alleged history of sexual harassment and assault.

Kosslick has hosted Weinstein many times at the Berlinale, where Miramax and Weinstein Co. films have often enjoyed pride of place both in the festival's competition and at Berlin's European Film Market. Weinstein had the rare distinction of having back-to-back Berlin Festival opening night films with Chicago in 2003 and Cold Mountain in 2004.

But in an email statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter...
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Nicole Kidman Speaks Out Against ‘Abuse and Misuse of Power’ Amid Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Nicole Kidman Speaks Out Against ‘Abuse and Misuse of Power’ Amid Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Nicole Kidman is the latest actress to speak up, in light of the unfolding Harvey Weinstein scandal.

“As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power — be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce,” Kidman said via a statement released through her publicist. “We need to eradicate this behavior.”

Related ContentGwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie Say Harvey Weinstein Harassed Them

While Kidman did not state Weinstein’s name, she has worked with Weinstein on a slew of films, including “Cold Mountain,” “The Others,” “Nine” and, most recently, “Lion,” for which she was nominated for an Oscar.

Kidman follows many A-list actresses who have begun to speak out against Weinstein, as more and more devastating accusations come out against the Hollywood producer, who was fired from his own company this past weekend. Last week, the New York
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Nicole Kidman Applauds Women Speaking Out Against Harvey Weinstein: 'We Need to Eradicate This Behavior'

Nicole Kidman Applauds Women Speaking Out Against Harvey Weinstein: 'We Need to Eradicate This Behavior'
Nicole Kidman is joining other Oscar-winning stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Brie Larson, Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and more in speaking out against Harvey Weinstein amid allegations of decades of sexual misconduct.

In a statement released to People, Kidman — who has worked with Weinstein on seven films including Lion, Nine, Cold Mountain, and The Others — put her support behind any victims making allegations against the famed film producer.

“As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power — be it domestic violence
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T Bone Burnett Gets His Star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame – Wamg Was There!

A pair of Oscar winners were in the U. City Loop this morning at the induction of St. Louis-born music superstar T Bone Burnett on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Burnett won the Oscar in 2009 for ‘Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures’ for the song “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart. He was also nominated for an Oscar in 2004 For the song “Scarlet Tide” from Cold Mountain and arranged songs on the best-selling Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack . A four-piece ragtime band, ‘The River Crittters’ played prior to the ceremony. Burnett’s wife Callie Khouri, who won the Academy Award for ‘Best Original Screenplay’ for the movie Thelma & Louise, was on hand as well. We Are Movie Geeks was there to snap these great pics.

T Bone Burnett with his wife Callie Khouri and Joe Edwards, president of The St. Louis Walk of Fame

T Bone Burnett was born in St.
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American Horror Story: Cult Recap: Won't You Bee My Neighbors?

American Horror Story: Cult Recap: Won't You Bee My Neighbors?
Tuesday’s American Horror Story: Cult marks Billy Eichner’s arrival on the street — but will he and his wife make things difficult for Ally and Ivy? (Sorry if bad puns are among your phobias. This recap could’ve used a trigger warning.)

Anyway… Picking up right where the premiere left off, Ally turns over to find a clown in her bed — don’t you hate when that happens?! — sending her into a damn frenzy. (Though, to be fair, “frenzied” is pretty much Ally’s resting state.) After giving their bedroom a thorough examination, knife in hand, Ivy determines that
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9th Annual Governors Awards Recipients Announced – Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland And Agnès Varda

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda. The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy President John Bailey.

Born in Mississippi and raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977. His other features include “My Brother’s Wedding,
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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More
The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annual Governors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Never nominated for an Oscar, Canadian-born
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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More
The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annualGovernors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Canadian-born Sutherland began his career — boasting more
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Meet the Panelists - Smackdown '63

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '63 is just 3 days away. So it's time to get your votes in on the nominees that year. Readers, collectively, are the final panelist, so grade the nominees (only the ones you've seen) from 1 to 5 hearts. Your votes count toward the smackdown win!

Diane Cilento Tom Jones Edith Evans Tom Jones Joyce Redman Tom Jones

Margaret Rutherford The VIPs

Lilia Skala Lilies of the Field

Now that we're finally getting to this long delayed Smackdown. It's time to meet this month's talking heads...

The Panel

Seán McGovern and Brian Mullin

An Irishman and an American based in London, Seán McGovern and Brian Mullin are the hosts of Broad Appeal, the podcast that looks back at female-driven films from the not-so-distant past. Seán is a film festival programmer with Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest and has also worked for the BFI and the National Film and Television School.
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Arrives on Disc in August

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Burbank, CA, June 26, 2017 – Don’t miss the royal showdown when King Arthur: Legend of the Sword arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Entertainment, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword stars Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Oscar® nominee Law (Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley), along with Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as Mage; Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Legend of Tarzan, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana (Star Trek, Hulk) as Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon.

Guy Ritchie (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,
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Filming Underway For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Sequel

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Principal photography starts today, Monday, July 3, on an all new adventure set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the second of five films in the series that began with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

The as-yet-untitled film is being directed by David Yates.

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars once more as wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander; alongside Katherine Waterston as Auror Tina Goldstein; Alison Sudol as her sister, Queenie Goldstein; and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, the only No-Maj in the foursome.

Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, “Finding Neverland”), who was revealed as Gellert Grindelwald, stars as the powerful Dark wizard in the film.

Oscar nominee Jude Law (“The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Cold Mountain”) takes on the role of Albus Dumbledore—one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters—decades before he becomes Headmaster at Hogwarts.
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Fantastic Beasts 2 Plot Details and a Surprising Return Revealed as Filming Begins

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David Yates officially started rolling the cameras on Fantastic Beasts 2 (no title just yet), and the announcement brings a full cast list, and major details on the story we'll be seeing this time around. Come inside to check it all out!

While not everyone was enamored with the return to the Wizarding World in Fantastic Beasts, I really enjoyed it. I love seeing these concepts in a different context, taken out of the school and with full-fledged wizards/witches (not just students). As such, I'm still very interested to see where this new series is going, and today gives us fans new information on the second film, which began filming.

J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. However, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and
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‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Has Officially Started Shooting

Principal photography starts today, Monday, July 3rd, on an all new adventure set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the second of five films in the series that began with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The as-yet-untitled film is being directed by David Yates. More on the Fantastic Beasts 2 shooting info below.

Fantastic Beasts 2 shooting news! Fantastic Beasts 2 shooting commences!

Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars once more as wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander; alongside Katherine Waterston as Auror Tina Goldstein; Alison Sudol as her sister, Queenie Goldstein; and Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, the only No-Maj in the foursome.

Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Finding Neverland), who was revealed as Gellert Grindelwald, stars as the powerful Dark wizard in the film. Oscar nominee Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain) takes on the role of Albus Dumbledore—one
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On my radar: Brendan Gleeson’s cultural highlights

The star of Hampstead and Alone in Berlin on his Flann O’Brien obsession, the most thrilling piece of theatre he’s ever seen, and discovering Caravaggio

Born in Dublin in 1955, Brendan Gleeson worked as a secondary school teacher of Irish and English before turning to acting full-time in 1991. He is best known for his roles in Calvary, In Bruges and The Guard. He has also appeared in Braveheart, Cold Mountain, 28 Days Later, Gangs of New York, and the Harry Potter films. His portrayal of Winston Churchill in the television film Into the Storm won him an Emmy award in 2009, and he has been nominated for three Golden Globes. Two of his four sons, Domhnall and Brian Gleeson, are also actors. Gleeson stars opposite Emma Thompson in Alone in Berlin, based on Hans Fallada’s second world war novel, and in Hampstead, both out now.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Blu-Ray Announced

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Guy Ritchie's new take on the King Arthur legend is coming home to blu-ray this August. Warner Bros. announced the release this morning along with the bonus features coming with it. Come inside to learn more!

If you're hankering for some King Arthur movie goodness and missed out on Legend of the Sword, you'll get a chance to watch it soon enough. The blu-ray is launching on August 8th, with the digital version arriving on July 25th:

Don’t miss the royal showdown when “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

From Warner Bros.
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