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Kim Kardashian West Testifies for Second Day in Paris Robbery Case

Kim Kardashian West Testifies for Second Day in Paris Robbery Case
Kim Kardashian West met with French authorities in New York City for a second day on Thursday as they investigate the October Paris heist that found the mom of two bound and gagged.

Kim spent a second day with Paris investigators for her robbery case. It’s mentally exhausting for her to rehash all the details of that awful morning, but she wants the people responsible to get punished,” a source tells People.

“The robbery was traumatizing for Kim. Even months later, it still affects her every day life,” the source adds. “She wants to get some kind of closure.
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John Cho, Alia Shawkat Honor Academy’s Nicholl Fellowships Recipients, Anton Yelchin

John Cho, Alia Shawkat Honor Academy’s Nicholl Fellowships Recipients, Anton Yelchin
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored five emerging screenwriters and late actor Anton Yelchin last night.

The Academy hosted its Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Academy has awarded fellowships to a total of 147 recipients since 1986. In addition, each winner is granted a $35,000 prize, to be disbursed gradually in order to support and foster the needs of each recipient.

Though the pressure may be on for the fellows, the atmosphere was nothing but festive on Thursday night. Prior to the ceremony, the Academy hosted a reception for the evening’s honorees and actors in the theater’s lobby, complete with gourmet charcuterie and an open bar. Guests were seen mingling with the stars, with sliders in one hand and a cocktail in the other.

This year, actors John Cho, Cary Elwes, Aja Naomi King,
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John Cho, Cary Elwes to Perform at Academy Nicholl Fellowship Live Read Dedicated to Anton Yelchin

John Cho, Cary Elwes to Perform at Academy Nicholl Fellowship Live Read Dedicated to Anton Yelchin
John Cho, Cary Elwes, Aja Naomi King, and Alia Shawkat will perform a live reading of selected scenes from this year’s five winning scripts at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards, the Academy announced.

The live read will be dedicated to Cho’s “Star Trek” co-star Anton Yelchin, who was a part of the first Nicholl live read in 2013, alongside Elle Fanning, Taraji P. Henson, and Jason Isaacs. Yelchin died in a freak accident involving his car in July.

Five winning scripts were chosen in September from 6,915 entries. The winners, who will each receive a $35,000 prize, are as follows:

“Talking About the Sky,” by Michele AtkinsPhoto Booth,” by Spencer Harvey and Lloyd HarveyDinner With Friends,” by Geeta Malik “Tween the Ropes,” by Elizabeth Oyebode “Death of an Ortolan,” by Justin Piasecki

Cho’s most recently appeared in “Star Trek Beyond,” while English actor Elwes will be
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Awards Roundup: Academy Names Nicholl Fellows, Ken Burns Honored by New York Historical Society and More

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Awards Roundup: Academy Names Nicholl Fellows, Ken Burns Honored by New York Historical Society and More
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

– Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee announced the winners via Livestream on Thursday, September 29. Each fellow receives a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation and Live Read on Thursday, November 3, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 2016 winners are Michele Atkins (“Talking About the Sky”), Spencer Harvey and Lloyd Harvey (“Photo Booth”), Geeta Malik, (“Dinner with Friends”), Elizabeth Oyebode (“Tween the Ropes”) and Justin Piasecki (“Death of an Ortolan”).

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Ken Burns and Ric Burns were honored with the 2016 History Makers Award at the New-York Historical Society’s annual History Makers Gala on Monday,
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Aussie brother-sister team win Academy Nicholl Fellowship

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Lloyd Harvey and Spencer Harvey.

Sydney-based siblings Spencer and Lloyd Harvey have been named one of the five winners of the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for their script, Photo Booth.

Speaking to If about the win, the pair said they were thrilled to be amongst this year's group of talented writers.

"It is such an honour to join the ranks of the Nicholl fellows and to have had that news delivered this morning by the esteemed Nicholl committee, whose combined portfolio of work is truly humbling. It's been a good day!" said Lloyd.

The pair will receive $35,000Usd, the first installment of which will be presented November 3 at the Academy.s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The event will also involve a live read of selected scenes from the winning scripts.

The Academy established the Nicholl Fellowships competition to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters from around the world.
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Women Dominate as Academy Unveils Nicholl Screenwriting Winners

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the six winners of the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition Thursday — and two-thirds of them are women. The winners, four individuals and one writing team, are: Michele Atkins, “Talking About the Sky” (Seattle, Wa) Spencer Harvey and Lloyd Harvey, “Photo Booth” (Balgowlah, Australia) Geeta Malik, “Dinner with Friends” (Los Angeles, CA) Elizabeth Oyebode, “Tween the Ropes” (Sunnyvale, CA) Justin Piasecki, “Death of an Ortolan” (Los Angeles, CA) Also Read: Top Student Academy Awards Go to AFI, USC, Berkeley, Columbia Each winner will receive a $35,000 prize, the first part of which
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Winners Of The 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting Announced

Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee announced the winners via Livestream today. The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 3, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. For the fourth consecutive year, an ensemble of actors will be reading selected scenes from the winning scripts.

The 2016 winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

Michele Atkins, “Talking About the Sky” (Seattle, Wa)

Spencer Harvey and Lloyd Harvey, “Photo Booth” (Balgowlah, Australia)

Geeta Malik, “Dinner with Friends” (Los Angeles, CA)

Elizabeth Oyebode, “Tween the Ropes” (Sunnyvale, CA)

Justin Piasecki, “Death of an Ortolan” (Los Angeles, CA)

A total of 6,915 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition. Eleven individual screenwriters and one
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Aussie siblings shortlisted for the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

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Lloyd Harvey and Spencer Harvey.

Spencer and Lloyd Harvey, a Sydney-based sister-brother filmmaking team, have been shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for their script Photo Booth.

The Academy established the Nicholl Fellowships competition in 1986 to both identify and encourage talented new screenwriters from around the world.

The twelve scripts shortlisted this year were selected from a staggering 6,915 entries.

Photo Booth, set in Sydney, follows a successful performance artist who, after trying and failing to adopt a baby through the system, decides to adopt the unborn baby from her husband.s one night stand with a waitress.

.On a broader note, it is about choices and how near to impossible it is to pinpoint the moment, the choice, that defined who we are and how we got here. It is also about how women can be judged and often limited in choices when it comes to family versus career,
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Adult Swim Announces Its Fall Slate: Adam Scott, Brad Neely, Robot Chicken, and More

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Turner announced that Adult Swim is expanding its original programming, picking up three series for its upcoming fall slate, including Brad Neely's animated sketch comedy show TV Sucks, joining his other show, China, Il. They're also ordering an as-yet untitled live-action show starring Adam Scott and Jon Daly as pro golfers and a live-action comedy by Jon Glaser (whom you might know best as Councilman Jamm on Parks and Recreation) called Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter (the title should be self-explanatory: Joe wears neon and hunts werewolves). There will also be special episodes with Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic, Brett Gelman's Dinner With Friends, and Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories. They'll be joining a schedule that already includes Rick and Morty, The Eric Andre Show, Childrens Hospital, Black Jesus, and what will be the final season of Aquateen Hunger Force.
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'Grand Budapest,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' win awards from Casting Society of America

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'Grand Budapest,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' win awards from Casting Society of America
Winners were revealed Thursday night for the Casting Society of America's 30th annual Artios Awards. Winners in the film categories included "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Dear White People." Check out the nominees here, the full list of winners below and all the rest of the season's offerings at The Circuit. Feature Film - Big Budget Comedy "The Wolf of Wall Street," Ellen Lewis Feature Film - Big Budget Drama "12 Years a Slave," Francine Maisler, Meagan Lewis (Location Casting), Melissa Kostenbauder (Associate) Feature Film - Studio or Independent Comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Douglas Aibel, Jina Jay, Henry Russell Bergstein (Associate) Feature Film - Studio or Independent Drama "Dallas Buyers Club," Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee, Rich Delia, Tracy Kilpatrick (Location Casting), Allison Estrin (Associate) Feature Film Low Budget Comedy "Dear White People," Kim Taylor-Coleman Feature Film Low Budget Drama "Boyhood," Beth Sepko Feature Film Animation "Frozen,
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Theater Review: The Country House Needs a Total Renovation

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Theater Review: The Country House Needs a Total Renovation
Nikos Psacharopoulos, the longtime head of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, enjoyed the opportunities frequently afforded him to brutalize students and staff. Moron! he would bark. Get off the stage! He excused these outbreaks of viciousness against defenseless individuals by suggesting they were necessary to protect the health of the herd; he wanted to rid the theater of people unfit to be in it. But no one can always be great, and he ended up ridding the theater of many more people than needed to go. It’s a cautionary tale, one brought to mind by The Country House, a new comedy by Donald Margulies that’s not only set in Williamstown among Festival royalty but stars its sometime queen Blythe Danner. So let me just say that although Margulies has written wonderful plays — the revival of Dinner With Friends was one of last season’s highlights — The Country House isn
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‘The Country House’ Theater Review: Blythe Danner Plays a Mommie Chilliest

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‘The Country House’ Theater Review: Blythe Danner Plays a Mommie Chilliest
Timing is everything, but in the theater, scheduling also accounts for a lot. Donald Margulies’ new dramedy, “The Country House,” opened Thursday at Mtc's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York, and it finds this Pulitzer Prize winner (“Dinner with Friends”) mining some of the same showbiz terrain of Neil Labute‘s new farce, “The Money Shot,” which opened Off Broadway a couple of weeks ago. Actors’ balloon-like egos, again, are the target of most of the laugh lines, and after seeing Labute's bit of fun fluff, it's a little hard not to cringe when “The Country House” turns serious with this material,
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Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis

Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis
Rob Marshall and Ellen Lewis will be honored at this year’s Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America has announced.

Marshall, who received award recognition for his direction of films “Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Nine,” as well as his 1998 Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” will receive the New York Apple Award. It honors New Yorkers who have made significant contributions with casting directors.

Lewis will receive the Hoyt Bowers award, which recognizes unique spirit, ideals and creativity in casting. Lewis has casted movies such as “Goodfellas,” “Forrest Gump” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and is known for her work with Martin Scorsese.

“Marshall and Lewis have defined excellence in their respective fields, and each has played a vital role in the advancement of the casting industry,” said Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America. “Throughout their careers, the honorees and nominees have been instrumental in
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Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis

Casting Society of America to Honor Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis
Rob Marshall and Ellen Lewis will be honored at this year’s Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America has announced.

Marshall, who received award recognition for his direction of films “Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Nine,” as well as his 1998 Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” will receive the New York Apple Award. It honors New Yorkers who have made significant contributions with casting directors.

Lewis will receive the Hoyt Bowers award, which recognizes unique spirit, ideals and creativity in casting. Lewis has casted movies such as “Goodfellas,” “Forrest Gump” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and is known for her work with Martin Scorsese.

“Marshall and Lewis have defined excellence in their respective fields, and each has played a vital role in the advancement of the casting industry,” said Richard Hicks, president of the Casting Society of America. “Throughout their careers, the honorees and nominees have been instrumental in
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Casting Society to honor 'Into the Woods' director Rob Marshall at Artios Awards

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Casting Society to honor 'Into the Woods' director Rob Marshall at Artios Awards
While the Oscars have yet to make room for casting directors — a pivotal part of the Best Picture equation — the oversight isn't stopping the Casting Society of America from readying its third decade of picking up the Academy's slack. Csa announced Monday morning that the 30th Annual Artios Awards will honor Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Rob Marshall and Emmy Award-winning casting director Ellen Lewis for their individual work in the world of casting. The news arrives with nominations in categories of television, theater, new media and short film, and on the heels of the ceremony's move from November to Jan. 22, the thick of the awards season. Feature film nominations will be announced closer to the show date. Marshall, whose adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" bows Dec. 25, will receive the New York Apple Award, "recognizing individuals who have made special contributions to the New York entertainment
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New Californication Season 7,Episode 10 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By Showtime

Recently, Showtime released the new,official,spoilers/synopsis for their upcoming "Californication" episode 10 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "Dinner With Friends," and it sounds like things will get quite interesting as Stu causes a lot of chaos with Charlie, Hank gets Karen out to dinner, only to be interrupted, and more. In the new,10th episode press release: Hank will entice Karen to have dinner with him, but Julia is going to interrupt their romantic evening. Later, Charlie, Marcy, Krull, Levon, and his new friend will bring even more drama to the night, and chaos is going to ensue when Stu assaults Charlie's manhood. Guest stars will feature: Jon Kasdan as The Director, Steve Jones as Krull, Hana Mae Lee as Mi Suk Kok, Rob Lowe as Eddie Nero , and Pamela S. Adlon as Marcy. Episode 10 is set to air on Sunday night, June 15th at 9:30pm on Showtime.
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Theater Review: A Satisfying Dinner With Friends

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Theater Review: A Satisfying Dinner With Friends
Too many contemporary plays, though chewy at the start, are stale by the end. Aggressively interesting premises use up all their dramaturgical energy, leaving nothing to grow on as the minutes tick by. And time is not good to them in the larger sense, either. After fading in the second hour, they then fade completely in the following year. A decade on, they are empty shells with interchangeable titles. But despite its generic moniker, that has not been the case with Donald Margulies’s Dinner with Friends, a Pulitzer Prize winner in 2000 and a quiet stunner once again in the Roundabout’s radiant revival at the Laura Pels. It grows as it goes, and seems more substantial now than ever. Hard to say whether that’s because it has ripened like the tomatoes and wines it so obsessively considers — “What do you think of the Shiraz?” — or because time has
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Tisca Chopra turns Author with Acting Smart

Tisca Chopra turns Author with Acting Smart
Tisca Chopra who made her presence felt with spellbinding and critically acclaimed performances in the films like Taare Zameen Par, Firaaq, Qissa and starred in the well-reviewed theatre play 'Dinner with Friends' has now added one more feather to her cap we hear. The actress, who is a well known bibliophile and a voracious reader, has been doing some serious writing over the past few months and is all set to launch her very first book 'Acting Smart' which she says is especially for all the cinegoers, movie buffs and people who are starting new in the industry. A source close to her said, 'There isn't another book like this one in the market yet. The book is for young aspiring actors and it is full of information about how to make it in the business and it has many interesting trivia from industry experts like Imtiaz Ali,
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Tisca Chopra turns author

Luminous actress Tisca Chopra, who made her presence felt with spellbinding and critically acclaimed performances in the films like Taare Zameen Par, Firaaq, Qissa and starred in the well-reviewed theatre play 'Dinner with Friends' has now added one more feather to her cap we hearhe beautiful actress, who is a well-known bibliophile and a voracious reader, has been doing some serious writing over the past few months and is all set to launch her very first book 'Acting Smart'
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Casting Net: Sandra Bullock in talks to join a George Clooney project; Plus, Jason Segel cast as David Foster Wallace, more

Casting Net: Sandra Bullock in talks to join a George Clooney project; Plus, Jason Segel cast as David Foster Wallace, more
Sandra Bullock, who just picked up a SAG nomination for her work in Gravity, is in early talks to star in the comedy Our Brand Is Crisis for producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s Peter Straughan wrote a script based on a 2005 documentary about the use of American political campaign techniques in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. EW’s Entertainer of the Year is currently voicing the lead role in The Minions, set for a July 2015 release. [The Wrap]

Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) are attached to star in The End of the Tour,
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