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Roy Halladay's Fans and Former Teammates Mourn the Baseball Icon's Death With Outpouring of Heartfelt Tributes

Major League Baseball has lost a beloved icon and the sports world is in mourning over the untimely death of legendary pitcher Roy "Doc" Halladay.

The celebrated athlete died Tuesday after he crashed his plane into the Gulf of Mexico near Holiday, Florida.

Following the news of the tragedy, nearly everyone who had ever played alongside the pitcher -- or against him -- took to social media to share their memories, post tributes, and send condolences to Halladay's widow, Brandy, and their two sons, Ryan and Braden.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter -- one of Halladay's former teammates when they both played for the Toronto Blue Jays and a close friend -- released a statement on his passing.

"We grew up together. Went through good and bad times together. He was an amazing pitcher, competitor, teammate and friend," Carpenter shared. "I have so many memories with him and his family. I will miss him
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See Kate Upton Crush Her ‘Leg Day’ Workout While Watching Her Fiancé’s Baseball Game

See Kate Upton Crush Her ‘Leg Day’ Workout While Watching Her Fiancé’s Baseball Game
Kate Upton is a master multitasker.

The model, 25, managed to fit in a “leg day” workout while still being a supportive wife-to-be to her fiancé, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, as he played the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Upton shared a video of her workout — in a living room — as Verlander pitched to a 12-2 win.

“When you and @kateupton wanna watch @justinverlander pitch but it’s leg day,” Upton’s trainer, Ben Bruno, posted on Instagram, which she regrammed.

Upton uses a Kbox machine in the video to replicate the deadlift movement without a barbell. Celebrity trainer Patrick Frost,
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Taylor Sheridan: 'The big joke on reservations is the white guy that shows up and says: "My grandma is Cherokee"'

The Sicario and Hell or High Water writer has turned director with Wind River, an acclaimed crime thriller set on a Native American reservation. He discusses the Great Spirit, police shootouts, and Nick Cave’s giant cat

The films of actor-turned-writer-turned-director Taylor Sheridan resemble their central characters: stern, taciturn, unwilling to give anything away unless absolutely necessary. These are tales of law enforcers and their quarry, bonded by a desire to simply keep going. We’ve seen them in Sicario, the Denis Villeneuve-directed account of the drugs war on the Mexico/Us border, and the Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water, about two Texas rangers’ attempts to hunt down a pair of down-on-their-luck bank robbers. Sheridan’s screenplays for both were thoughtful, funny and frequently terrifying, but above all succinct. After all, when you’re in a shootout with cartel members or desperate felons, there’s little time to shoot the breeze.
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Frightfest 2017: ‘Leatherface’ Review: Dirs. Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo

Leatherface Review: The Texas chainsaw wielding monster Leatherface gets an origin story in the latest franchise instalment. Leatherface Review

Leatherface, like his iconic horror counterpart’s Freddy Krueger and Hannibal Lecter, has been featured in a huge number of sequels over the years. The original 1974 masterpiece shocked the world, and went down as one of the most terrifying slasher movies of all time. Unfortunately for the Sawyer family, the deranged cannibals have never managed to reach the same heights. Now, it’s time for the inevitable origin story for Jed Sawyer and his chainsaw wielding alter ego. How does the film hold up against the original? And, more importantly, is it an improvement on the plethora of sequels, reboots, and prequels we’ve already been subjected to?

Few fans were holding out hope for the newest entry in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise. Each new instalment appears to share more
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Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner to hunt Bonnie & Clyde in Netflix’s Highwayman

Deadline is reporting that Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner are in talks to play legendary lawmen Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, the two former Texas Rangers tasked with hunting down notorious outlaws Bonnie & Clyde, in the drama Highwayman.

The site reports that Netflix is currently in talks to acquire the project from Universal Pictures, where it was set up four years ago. John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Founder) will direct, and has rewritten an earlier script from John Fusco (Young Guns, Hidalgo).

Rather than focussing on the two outlaw lovers, famously portrayed by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in 1967’s Bonnie & Clyde, Highwayman will explore the story from the point of view of the posse assembled by Hamer to bring their violent crime spree to and end.
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Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson circling new Netflix movie

Simon Brew Jun 22, 2017

Highwaymen, a project once earmarked for Robert Redford and Paul Newman, is set to star Paul Newman and Robert Redford...

The mighty Kevin Costner is adding another film project to his work slate, with the news that he’s set to co-star with Woody Harrelson in a new film for Netflix by the name of Highwaymen.

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It’s a project that’s been around a long time this one, at one stage a possible vehicle for Robert Redford and Paul Newman. The current guise of the film will be directed by John Lee Hancock, who previously wrote the Kevin Costner-headlined A Perfect World, and directed The Founder and Saving Mr Banks.

Hancock has re-written the script too, from an earlier draft by John Dusco.

The project
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Newswire: Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner might hunt Bonnie and Clyde for Netflix

According to Deadline, a long-in-production movie about the Texas Rangers tasked with hunting down legendary outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow might finally get made, at least if Netflix can get the rights from Universal. The project is called Highwaymen, and it was originally set to star Paul Newman and Robert Redford, but due to the endless passage of time, Netflix wants to replace them with Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner.

Assuming this all works out, Costner will play lawman Frank Hamer—who Deadline says “survived 100 gunfights and killed 53 people”—with Harrelson playing Manny Gault. Together, those two men led a posse tasked with ending Bonnie and Clyde’s crime spree, which naturally gives Highwaymen a different spin than what you usually see in Hollywood’s many Bonnie and Clyde stories. Again, this is all fairly early and dependent on a few good things happening for Netflix, but ...
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Costner & Harrelson in early talks for Netflix's Bonnie & Clyde film

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Highwaymen is a film project that once had Paul Newman and Robert Redford attached to star as the fresh-to-the-badge Texas Rangers who chased the famed, violent robbers Bonnie & Clyde to their bitter and bloody end. The film eventually stalled out and was placed on the back-burner, until now. Today, sources close to Deadline Hollywood have said that Netflix is in early negotiations to pair Kevin Costner and... Read More...
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Netflix In Early ‘Highwaymen’ Talks; Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson Eyed To Play Bonnie & Clyde-Hunting Lawmen

Netflix In Early ‘Highwaymen’ Talks; Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson Eyed To Play Bonnie & Clyde-Hunting Lawmen
Exclusive: Highwayman, the drama that once had Paul Newman and Robert Redford poised to play the veteran Texas Rangers who put an end to the violent robbery spree of Bonnie & Clyde, might finally find its way into production. Sources said Netflix is in early discussions to team Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner as the lawmen who hunted down Depression Era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, with John Lee Hancock directing. To do this, Netflix is negotiating to…
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O’Shea Jackson Jr. to play baseball star Dock Ellis

Straight Outta Compton star O’Shea Jackson Jr. is set to portray baseball pitcher Dock Ellis in a biopic entitled Dock, which has been scripted by Joey Poach (In Color) and is being produced by Ice Cube, David Permut and Jeff Kwatinetz.

Ellis enjoyed a decade-long career in Major League Baseball, where he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers and New York Mets. Throughout his career, he battled drug and alcohol addiction, and is best known for pitching a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in 1970, claiming to have done so while high on LSD.

Joey Poach’s script is one of the most heartfelt, honest and emotional pieces of material I’ve read in years, and I think the complexities of the character are a perfect fit for O’Shea,” said Permut, with Kwatinetz adding: “Part of Cube Vision’s mission is to bring compelling,
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Newswire: O’Shea Jackson Jr. to re-create Dock Ellis’ LSD-fueled no-hitter in new biopic

One of the greatest sports anecdotes of all time is now being made into a feature film, as Deadline reports that O’Shea Jackson, Jr., who played his famous father Ice Cube in Straight Outta Compton, has been tapped for the starring role in Dock, a movie about former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher and all-around fascinating dude Dock Ellis. Ellis—who played for the New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, and New York Mets as well as the Pirates in his decade-long Mlb career—admitted after his retirement that he had never pitched a game sober, an impressive feat considering that he had helped lead both the Pirates and the Yankees to World Series wins.

Ellis’ most infamous exploit, though, is without a doubt the no-hitter game he pitched on June 12, 1970—exactly 47 years ago today—while high on LSD. Ellis had apparently forgotten he had to pitch ...
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Alex Rodriguez Signs With ABC News, Will Serve as Gma Contributor

Alex Rodriguez Signs With ABC News, Will Serve as Gma Contributor
Is Alex Rodriguez looking to become the next Michael Strahan?

The former New York Yankee has signed with ABC News, our sister site Deadline reports. As part of the deal, A-Rod will serve as a contributor on Good Morning America, World News Tonight With David Muir and Nightline, where he’ll report on sports, personal fitness and finance, among other topics.

Rodriguez played a total of 22 seasons as a shortstop and third baseman for the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers and the Yankees, and holds the record for most grand
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The Levity We All Need Right Now: George W. Bush Photobombs Reporter

The Levity We All Need Right Now: George W. Bush Photobombs Reporter
Oh “hey,” it’s Dubya.

As a Justice Department special prosecutor began work investigating the nation’s current president on Wednesday, former President George W. Bush brought some much-needed levity to the political world with a well-timed photobomb that has already captured the Internet’s heart.

While taking in a Texas Rangers game with wife Laura Bush in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday night, the former president walked by Fox Sports reporter Emily Jones and popped his head onscreen to say “hey.”

“My most favorite photo bomb ever!” Jones later tweeted of the moment.

Others on Twitter took notice, with one
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George W. Bush Casually Videobombs Texas Rangers Broadcast

It’s amazing how much people love George W. Bush ever since Donald Trump entered the White House. During Bush’s tenure as President of the United State he was continuously mocked not being intelligent enough as well as making hilarious verbal gaffes because of his lack of knowledge about the English language. However, since being “retired” we’ve seen a much more laid back, relaxed and even comical George W. Bush. In fact it’s made many people a little nostalgic for the man and wish he were back at his post in the Oval office. While that will never happen we need

George W. Bush Casually Videobombs Texas Rangers Broadcast
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Sean Lowe Flexes His Impressive Muscles As Teaches Friends ‘How to Sculpt a Dad Bod’

Sean Lowe Flexes His Impressive Muscles As Teaches Friends ‘How to Sculpt a Dad Bod’
Sean Lowe is reinventing the dad bod.

The 33-year-old Bachelor alum shared an impressive gym pic to Instagram on Wednesday, proving that he hasn’t let 9-month-old song Samuel Thomas take him away from his workouts.

The “guns” were out in full force, in fact, as Lowe flexed in a sleeveless black Nike tank at the Paradigm Gym in Dallas, Texas.

His fit friends — Paradigm owner Brian Casad and bodybuilder Steve Cook — looking on in awe, pointing at Lowe’s arms.

“I’m trying my best to teach these two how to sculpt a dad bod but they clearly have a long way to go,
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Review: "The Wonderful Country" (1959) Starring Robert Mitchum; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Release

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By Doug Oswald

Robert Mitchum is Martin Brady, an American hired gun living in exile in Mexico in “The Wonderful Country,” a Blu-ray release from Kino Lorber. While waiting on the Rio Grande for his contact for a gun smuggling job, Brady decides to escort the wagon north to Puerto, Texas, and pick up a cache of guns on behalf of his employers, the Castro brothers. Pancho Gil (Mike Kellin), another agent of the Castros, arrives to escort the guns they’re buying from a man named Sterner, but Brady insists on picking up the guns himself. When one of Brady’s associates reminds him that he’s a wanted man in America, Brady states, “I want to see the other side of the river.”

Arriving in Puerto, a tumble-weed startles Brady’s horse and he breaks a leg in the fall. He’s aided by Dr. Herbert J. Stovall
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The Son Season 1 Episode 4 Review: Death Song

Death is all around.

On The Son Season 1 Episode 4 Pete loses another part of himself when he and Eli put together a posse to ambush a group of seditionists.

You have to wonder how Pete really feels about being a McCullough. He seems more burdened by the fact of his heritage than anything else.

Even if it's unasked, he does what he thinks his father wants him to do. He's a broken spirit.

When Sally asked him not to go with the posse, he told her he had no choice. He's "his son" and he has to do things whether he likes them or not.

But is that really true?

As we found out later, Eli wanted Pete to marry Sally even though he was involved with Maria Garcia at the time. Pete did what his father asked without question. But, Eli told him he could have said no.

Eli probably wouldn't have been happy,
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Sean Lowe Shares Sweet New Pics of Son Samuel: 'I've Become That Annoying Parent'

Sean Lowe Shares Sweet New Pics of Son Samuel: 'I've Become That Annoying Parent'
Former Bachelor Sean Lowe and his wife, Catherine, have one insanely adorable baby boy, so it's no surprise that the proud papa can't help himself with it comes to sharing tons of super sweet pics of his son -- and even he knows that he's gotten a little carried away.

Sean took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a video of his 9-month-old son, Samuel Thomas, adorably waving farewell to someone off screen.

Watch: Former 'Bachelor' Sean Lowe Dressed His Newborn Up as Chris Harrison

"Here's a video of a baby waving goodbye," Sean wrote in the hilariously self-aware caption. "I've become that annoying parent haven't I?"

While it's not for us to judge whether or not it's annoying, one thing is for sure: the reality star loves posting pics of his precious progeny. Since sharing the waving video yesterday, Sean's posted several more photos of Sam, each as heartwarming as the next.

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Sean Lowe Posts Adorable Clip of Son Samuel Waving Goodbye: ‘I’ve Become That Annoying Parent’

Sean Lowe Posts Adorable Clip of Son Samuel Waving Goodbye: ‘I’ve Become That Annoying Parent’
Samuel Thomas is only 9 months old, but he’s already got the polite departure gesture down.

In a video posted to his dad Sean Lowe‘s Instagram account Wednesday, the baby boy smiles and waves while his dad holds him and encourages him.

“Here’s a video of a baby waving goodbye,” The Bachelor alum captioned the adorable moment, where wife Catherine Giudici Lowe can be heard saying from behind the camera, ” ‘Bye bye,’ lovey! Say ‘bye bye!’ ”

“I’ve become that annoying parent haven’t I?” adds Lowe, 33, in the caption.

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements,
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‘La La Land’ Will Win Best Editing Oscar — Here’s Why

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‘La La Land’ Will Win Best Editing Oscar — Here’s Why
You’d think that the Oscar race for Best Editing would be very much in play. After all, “Arrival” and “La La Land” took the Ace Awards for drama and comedy, respectively, while “Hacksaw Ridge” won the BAFTA.

But given the audacity of Best Picture frontrunner “La La Land” and the fact that editor Tom Cross previously won the Oscar for Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” the odds are with him again.

Still, with such a strong group of nominees, the craft awards could break unexpectedly. Each editor explores existential crises in different ways and creatively plays with time and space.

Here’s how the race is shaking out.

La La Land

With the bittersweet love story between Ryan Gosling’s Sebastian and Emma Stone’s Mia, Chazelle constructed a musical bridge between the past and the present — Hollywood as both dreamland and boulevard of broken dreams. It’s filled with flashbacks and fantasy sequences,
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