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Floyd Norman: An Animated Life documentary review: meet the “wise old man” of Disney

26 August 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

He’s a charming character, a fascinating player in cinema history. Absolutely essential viewing for Disney fans and those interested in animated filmmaking. I’m “biast” (pro): big animation fan

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Did you know that Comic-Con awards prizes to movies? I had no idea. But it sounds like pretty much the biggest no-brainer ever that Floyd Norman: An Animated Life won Best Documentary there this year. Anyone who was a kid in the 20th century knows Norman’s work, whether they know it or not: he was an animator and/or a story creator on so many cool things that you won’t believe one man could have spread himself around so much. A very incomplete list of where you have seen Norman’s work and felt his influence: Disney’s animated features Sleeping Beauty, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Floyd Norman: An Animated Life – Review

25 August 2016 11:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

So, in the mood for another feature-length doc on the “mouse house”? I’m referring to Mickey’s home base, the cartoon factory that is the Walt Disney Studios. It’s comprehensive archives have provided terrific stories in recent years, all informative and very entertaining. Let’s see, there’s Walt & El Grupo, about the Ww II South American trip. And The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story spotlighting that song-writing duo. Oh, and Waking Sleeping Beauty, which focuses on the late 1980’s revitalization of the feature animation department, is a must see. Only a few weeks ago, audiences were moved by the story of the Suskind family in Life, Animated. Now, here’s another terrific addition to that revered roster. The talented directing team of Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkley introduce us to a fascinating man well known to the world of cartooning, but now the general public will meet »

- Jim Batts

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Inside 'The Get Down': How Baz Luhrmann Recreated the Birth of Hip-Hop

16 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Baz Luhrmann's resplendent, hyperactive Netflix series The Get Down documents hip-hop in the days before it was truly documented. A colorful, graffiti-strewn 1977 Bronx tableau about a gifted, lovesick poet named Ezekiel (Justice Smith) who finds himself drawn into the burgeoning culture exploding at block parties, the series sets the action years before docudramas like Wild Style, Kurtis Blow's performance of "The Breaks" on Soul Train and rap was etched to vinyl — even before landmark pieces like Robert Ford Jr.'s Billboard breakdown "Jive Talking N.Y. DJs" started »

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Plastic Bubble? Horseback? Will Smith Makes a Slew of Grand Entrances on The Tonight Show

29 July 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Will Smith knows how to make an entrance - it just might take him a few tries. The Suicide Squad star stopped by The Tonight Show on Thursday, but struggled to make the perfect entrance. After simply walking out on stage and throwing a few waves and points in the audience's direction, Smith said he just didn't feel like he delivered enough on the way out. "I think I can do it better," said Smith. "They deserve a better entrance than that." Smith, 47, ran backstage for take two of his introduction, and after host Jimmy Fallon read his introduction again, »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Plastic Bubble? Horseback? Will Smith Makes a Slew of Grand Entrances on The Tonight Show

29 July 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Will Smith knows how to make an entrance - it just might take him a few tries. The Suicide Squad star stopped by The Tonight Show on Thursday, but struggled to make the perfect entrance. After simply walking out on stage and throwing a few waves and points in the audience's direction, Smith said he just didn't feel like he delivered enough on the way out. "I think I can do it better," said Smith. "They deserve a better entrance than that." Smith, 47, ran backstage for take two of his introduction, and after host Jimmy Fallon read his introduction again, »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Will Smith Makes Epic Tonight Show Entrance — Watch Video

28 July 2016 10:12 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Fresh Prince sure knows how to stir up an audience!

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Suicide Squad star Will Smith arrived for his interview on The Tonight Show Thursday, but wasn’t quite pleased with his entrance. Soon enough, the two-time Oscar nominee wandered backstage to give it another try, but still wasn’t satisfied after coming out in a giant plastic bubble.

RelatedGilmore Girls: Does John Oliver Think Lorelai Is ‘Hot’? Watch His Response

After another go featuring a Soul Train-inspired dance number, the actor finally galloped out on »

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President Obama Slow-Jam Slams Donald Trump in Tonight Show Video: 'Orange Is Not the New Black'

9 June 2016 9:08 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s a question we never thought we’d ask ourselves: Did President Obama just steal Madonna’s thunder?

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Like most of you, we tuned into The Tonight Show on Thursday in anticipation of a killer performance from the Queen of Pop. What we weren’t expecting was an ambush of smoothness from Obama during a show-opening edition of “Slow Jam the News.”

Equal parts Soul Train– and School House Rock-inspired, the duet retraced several of Obama’s recent initiatives — often »

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In His Own Words: A Guide To Bobby Brown’s Boldest Claims from Tell-All on Whitney and Bobbi Kristina

8 June 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bobby Brown is finally opening up about the deaths of Whitney Houston and their daughter, Bobbi Kristina. In an emotionally raw interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts on 20/20 - which aired on Tuesday - Brown discusses his daughter's drug abuse, as well as the similarities in the shocking deaths of his daughter and ex-wife. Bobbi Kristina Brown died on July 26, 2015, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell, Georgia, home last January. Sources familiar with the situation previously told People that the 22-year-old used heroin, cocaine and Xanax in the months leading up to her being found unconscious. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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In His Own Words: A Guide To Bobby Brown’s Boldest Claims from Tell-All on Whitney and Bobbi Kristina

8 June 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bobby Brown is finally opening up about the deaths of Whitney Houston and their daughter, Bobbi Kristina. In an emotionally raw interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts on 20/20 - which aired on Tuesday - Brown discusses his daughter's drug abuse, as well as the similarities in the shocking deaths of his daughter and ex-wife. Bobbi Kristina Brown died on July 26, 2015, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell, Georgia, home last January. Sources familiar with the situation previously told People that the 22-year-old used heroin, cocaine and Xanax in the months leading up to her being found unconscious. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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Bobby Brown Claims He Had Sex with a Ghost - and Other Bombshells from His Upcoming 20/20 Interview

7 June 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Bobby Brown's 20/20 interview with Robin Roberts is already making waves for his candid revelations about the deaths of wife Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina. But amid the emotional conversation was another, more otherworldly Brown bombshell: the former New Edition member claims he had sex with a ghost. The 47-year-old singer recounted the story from his upcoming memoir, Every Little Step, out June 13. "I bought this mansion in Georgia ... this was a really, really spooky place," Brown says. "But yes, one time, I woke up, and yeah, a ghost. I was being mounted by a ghost. »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Bobby Brown Claims He Had Sex with a Ghost - and Other Bombshells from His Upcoming 20/20 Interview

7 June 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Bobby Brown's 20/20 interview with Robin Roberts is already making waves for his candid revelations about the deaths of wife Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina. But amid the emotional conversation was another, more otherworldly Brown bombshell: the former New Edition member claims he had sex with a ghost. The 47-year-old singer recounted the story from his upcoming memoir, Every Little Step, out June 13. "I bought this mansion in Georgia ... this was a really, really spooky place," Brown says. "But yes, one time, I woke up, and yeah, a ghost. I was being mounted by a ghost. »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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‘Whitney’ Documentary Director Nick Broomfield Less Interested in Drug Abuse Than Toll of Stardom

13 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nick Broomfield is no stranger to controversy.

Over the course of his career, he’s tangled with the likes of Suge Knight and Courtney Love, making provocative documentaries such as “Biggie & Tupac” and “Kurt & Courtney.”  The director’s next project, a look at the life and career of Whitney Houston, has put him in the crosshairs of the pop star’s estate. But Broomfield says he’s not worried.

“I feel strongly that I cannot do a particularly insightful film into what happened with Whitney Houston and her life with the estate’s approval,” said Broomfield. “The reasons will become apparent when the film comes out.”

Although Broomfield is tight-lipped about the thesis of the film, he did give some indication about what his focus will be. He’s less interested in Houston’s troubles with drugs than he is in investigating the toll that her meteoric climb up the charts took on her psyche. »

- Brent Lang

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Ice Cube -- Good Genes or Good Docs!?

24 April 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Ice Cube's good looks are frozen in time.   Here’s a 28-year-old version of the Nwa rapper rockin' red at the Soul Train Awards in 1998 (left) and 18 years later ... the 46-year-old Coachella performer sportin' his signature goatee at a movie premiere last month (right). “Yayyyyy-Yaaaay.” The question is... Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Soul Train: Bet Buys Classic Music Series and Specials

5 April 2016 9:07 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Soul Train is coming to Bet. The Wrap reports the network has bought the rights to the long-running music and dance series.

Created and hosted by Don Cornelius, Soul Train began in 1971 as a showcase for soul, R&B, disco, jazz, and gospel music. The series lasted until 2006, broadening its scope to hip hop and other genres in later years.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Soul Train’ And Steve Cropper Deals Show There’s Money In Sweet Soul Music

4 April 2016 10:12 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

This is a good day for fans of soul and R&B music — and the business people behind it. Two unrelated deals suggest that we’ll hear a lot more of the classics from the 1960s and ’70s. Viacom’s Bet Networks says it bought Soul Train, a library of 1,100 television episodes and 40 television specials. And Primary Wave Music Publishing forged a publishing partnership with Steve Cropper, the legendary Stax Records guitarist, producer, songwriter known for hits including Wilson… »

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Bet Acquires ‘Soul Train’ Franchise From InterMedia Partners, Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa

4 April 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bet Networks has acquired the “Soul Train” franchise from InterMedia Partners and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies.

The deal includes more than 1,000 vintage episodes from the music and dance show that aired from 1971 through 2006. Bet has aired the Soul Train Awards since 2009 and has aired older episodes of the show on Bet and Centric in the past.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “Soul Train” creator and host Don Cornelius was a pioneering African-American media entrepreneur who controlled all aspects of the franchise and was its on-air face until 1993. He sold Don Cornelius Productions in 2008 and died four years later.

“Bet Networks is honored to have acquired a brand with such a rich history and unique content that is forever relevant to all segments of our audience,” commented Richard Gay, exec VP of strategy and operations for Bet Networks. “With a Broadway play and a concert tour as »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Bet Networks Buys ‘Soul Train’

4 April 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bet Networks bought “Soul Train” from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies, parent company Viacom announced on Monday. The deal marries the African American-focused network, which relaunched the South Train Awards in 2009, to one of the longest-standing brands in soul and R&B music. Don Cornelius was the longtime host of “Soul Train,” a weekly music and dance show that aired in syndication for 35 years before going off the air in 2006. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Also Read: Viacom Shares Slip on Key Analyst Downgrade With the deal, Viacom’s Bet acquired the variety show’s library »

- Joan E. Solsman

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Bet Acquires Soul Train Franchise - TV, Broadway Play, Concert Tour + More in the Works

4 April 2016 9:23 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Bet Networks today announced its acquisition of the iconic franchise "Soul Train" from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies, with plans to explore a wide range of experiences across multiple platforms, TV and beyond.  Per the press release: "Owning 'Soul Train’s' intellectual property will allow Bet to further build on the success of the 'Soul Train Awards,' which Bet re-launched in 2009, and strengthens the network’s commitment to original content. The assets acquired include one of the largest libraries of African American, music-oriented content in the world, including over 1,100 television episodes and 40 television specials. Beyond »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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'Dancing with the Stars' Season 22 Cast Announced

8 March 2016 1:52 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

ABC announced this season's Dancing with the Stars cast live on Good Morning America. The hit series returned for Season 22 With a Live Premiere on Monday, March 21, 8:00-10:01 p.m. The celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars are slipping into their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance with a lineup of celebrity dancers that includes a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a Peabody Award winner, a Ufc fighter, and Super Bowl 50's Mvp, just to name a few.

As announced this morning, the celebrities with their professional partners heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are: Mischa Barton with Artem Chigvintsev. Antonio Brown with Sharna Burgess. Nyle Dimarco with Peta Murgatroyd. Kim Fields with Sasha Farber. Doug Flutie with Karina Smirnoff. Marla Maples with Tony Dovolani. Von Miller with Witney Carson. Wanya Morris with Lindsay Arnold. Geraldo Rivera with Edyta Sliwinska. Jodie Sweetin with Keo Motsepe. »

- MovieWeb

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American Idol Top 8 Performance Recap: Girl, You Earned It

3 March 2016 7:16 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

I’m not going to kvetch about American Idol failing to reward one of its dozens of worthy grads with a Thursday-night performance slot — there are only six weeks left, after all! — and instead using it to promote the doing-just-fine-already former X Factor judge Demi Lovato

Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

I won’t complain that the show’s producers learned nothing from last season — and have once again returned to a format where current contestants spend two hours waiting with nervous anticipation to find out which of ’em are at risk of elimination, »

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