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Love Is in the Air! Taylor Swift Celebrates Her BFFs' Relationships During Star-Studded July 4 Party

5 July 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Love was definitely in the air at Taylor Swift's star-studded July 4 party. Over the holiday weekend, the singer stuck close to her new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston. But Swift, 26, also celebrated the romances of her closest friends including Ed Sheeran and childhood Bff Abigail Anderson. As seen in new karaoke photos shared on Instagram, Swift decorated her Watch Hill, Rhode Island home with personalized banners to commemorate the milestones in her pals' lives. Just like old times @teddysphotos !! A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jul 5, 2016 at 2:41pm Pdt we had The time A photo posted by Claire Winter »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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'Game of Thrones': Complete Guide to Musician Roles and Cameos

22 June 2016 6:28 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Since its inception, Game of Thrones has had deep ties to real-life musicians. Kristian "Hodor" Nairn has a lengthy career as a guitarist and DJ. The Hold Steady's version of the popular-in-Westeros song "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" appears in the Season Four episode "Walk of Punishment." And Alfie Allen, who plays everyone's favorite humbled eunuch Theon Greyjoy, is the brother of pop star Lily Allen.

But the show has gone beyond that, casting actual recording artists as regular cast members or occasional superfan guests for the benefit of eagle-eyed music fans. »

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19 Divorced People Answer 'What Was the Final Straw?'

15 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Some relationships slowly fizzle out with a whimper, while others come to an explosive end when it's suddenly clear that the good times are too far bygone. The Redditors below can pinpoint the exact moment their marriages imploded thanks to these couldn't-be-overcome last straws. "My wife put on 170 lbs. over 10 years. I never said anything and supported her attempts at weight loss. One day I was trying on an old Steelers jersey that didn't fit, because I had gained 15 lbs. in 10 years. I said, 'Well, i guess it's time to buy a bigger jersey.' Her response: 'We're not blowing money on a stupid jersey. »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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19 Divorced People Answer 'What Was the Final Straw?'

15 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Some relationships slowly fizzle out with a whimper, while others come to an explosive end when it's suddenly clear that the good times are too far bygone. The Redditors below can pinpoint the exact moment their marriages imploded thanks to these couldn't-be-overcome last straws. "My wife put on 170 lbs. over 10 years. I never said anything and supported her attempts at weight loss. One day I was trying on an old Steelers jersey that didn't fit, because I had gained 15 lbs. in 10 years. I said, 'Well, i guess it's time to buy a bigger jersey.' Her response: 'We're not blowing money on a stupid jersey. »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Emilia Clarke Describes Her 'Ideal Man': 'Dad Bod' Dudes, Rejoice!

2 June 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Careful now. "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke just gave hope to millions of guys with "dad bods," but it may be a trap. What if she's just telling you what she knows you want to hear, and once you are hooked, she smiles and says, "Dracarys," and then you go up in flames? Still worth it? Trick question, of course it is! There's really no better way to go.

Emilia plays the Mother of Dragons on GoT and what looks like a manic pixie dream girl in the romantic drama "Me Before You." In real life, she has topped many Sexiest Women Alive polls, but she is currently single, and not looking for a perfect 10 guy like her GoT love interests played by Jason Momoa or Michiel Huisman, or Sam Claflin in "Me Before You."

Here's what she told People:

"Genuinely my ideal man is someone who, I know »

- Gina Carbone

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TNT Orders Young-Shakespeare Series ‘Will,’ Casts Niecy Nash in ‘Claws’ Pilot

18 May 2016 5:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT has given a series order to “Will,” a drama about the exploits of young William Shakespeare, the network announced Tuesday. The network also has cast Niecy Nash (“Scream Queens”) in the Rashida Jones-produced drama pilot “Claws,” and has ordered another drama pilot, “Civil,” about a second U.S. Civil War.

A period drama told in a contemporary style, “Will” stars newcomer Laurie Davidson alongside Olivia DeJonge (“The Visit,” “Hiding”), Colm Meaney (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Hell on Wheels”), Mattias Inwood (“The Shanara Chronicles”), Jamie Campbell Bower (“Sweeney Todd,” “The Twilight Saga”) and Ewen Bremner (“Transporting,” “Snowpiercer”). TNT ordered a pilot for the series in January. Craig Pearce (“The Great Gatsby”), “Shekhar Kapur” (Elizabeth), Alison Owen (“Elizabeth”), Debra Hayward (“Love Actually”), Vince Gerardis (“Jumper”), Howard Braunstein (“The Informant!”) and Louise Rosager serve as executive producers. The series begins with Shakespeares arrival in the raucous London theater scene of the 16th century. »

- Daniel Holloway

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Top Gun’ premiered, ‘Seinfeld’ killed Susan

16 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

30 years ago today, Navy fighter pilot hotshots Maverick, Iceman, and Goose first flew across big screens around the world. It was on May 16, 1986 that Top Gun opened in theaters. Already well on his way to becoming a household name thanks to 1983’s Risky Business, Tom Cruise became a certified movie star with the release of Top Gun. It was also the first hit for director Tony Scott, who went on to direct other action flicks and thrillers like Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, and Déjà Vu (which reunited him with Top Gun star Val Kilmer) before his death in 2012. Top Gun, a slick, upbeat, Reagan-era ode to masculinity, boasted a memorable soundtrack (with Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” and Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”), impressive dogfights, an endlessly quotable though often goofy script, and, upon its release, immediate box office success. It became the highest grossing movie of 1986. Also on this day, »

- Emily Rome

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Four Kids And It Starring Michael Caine, Bill Nighy And Matthew Goode To Begin UK Photography In August

15 May 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Two-time Academy Award winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, The Dark Knight, Youth), BAFTA Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, The Good Wife, Downton Abbey) will star in the family action adventure film Four Kids And It directed by BAFTA Award nominee Andy De Emmony (Father Ted, West Is West), it was announced today.

Produced by Dan FilmsJulie Baines and Anne Brogan of Kindle Entertainment, the screenplay is written by Simon Lewis and adapted from the novel “Four Children and It” by best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson. Additional writing is provided by Mark Oswin.

The film is slated to begin principal photography in August on location in the UK.

13 Films is handling worldwide rights to the project outside of the UK and is actively selling the film to buyers at the Cannes Market. »

- Michelle McCue

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Isabel Coixet drama 'The Bookshop' readies for August shoot

11 May 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson check in to The Bookshop.

Emily Mortimer (Hugo), Bill Nighy (Love Actually) and Patricia Clarkson (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) are due to star in writer-director Isabel Coixet’s (Endless Night) drama The Bookshop, which is due to get underway this August.

Coixet has adapted the story from Booker Prize-winning novelist Penelope Fitzgerald’s well-received novel of the same name.

Set in a small town in 1959 England, The Bookshop charts the story of a woman (Mortimer) who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.

Celsius Entertainment will be cooking up deals in Cannes on the period project, which has pre-sold to Spain (A Contracorriente), Australia/Nz (Transmission), Greece (Odeon), Airlines (Jaguar) and Turkey (Filmarti).

Producers are Joan Bas and Jaume Banacolocha from Diagonal and Adolfo Blanco from A Contracorriente. Executive producers are Manuel Monzon, Albert Sagales and Fernando »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Teachers: funny, honest, unglamorous comedy drama

7 May 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A fond look back at UK comedy drama Teachers, starring a pre-The Walking Dead and post-This Life Andrew Lincoln...

Fifteen years ago, Andrew Lincoln wasn’t the guy from The Walking Dead. He wasn’t even the creepy guy from Love Actually (the one with the signs. Not any of the other creepy guys). No, he was the guy from This Life that was getting a show all of his own in which to charm the viewing masses. That show was Teachers. And charm us he did.

Set in a secondary school in Bristol, Teachers was good enough to make us actually want to go back to school – or, for those of us who were still at school when it started, to wonder if some of the ridiculous rumours we were making up about the staff shagging each other might actually be true after all. »

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'Love Actually' Director Richard Curtis on Characters' "Less Lovely" Life, Montclair Film Festival Tribute

30 April 2016 12:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In its fifth year, the Montclair Film Festival is presenting its first filmmaker tribute, to Richard Curtis, and the New Jersey festival, which counts Stephen Colbert among its most enthusiastic entertainment industry supporters, is devoting an entire day to the Love Actually director. Today Curtis is participating in three high-profile events: Providing a director's commentary to accompany a screening of Love Actually, talking to Colbert about his career and receiving the filmmaker tribute.  Colbert's wife, Evelyn, who has been involved with the festival since its early days and serves as president of its board of trustees, says that

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- Hilary Lewis

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'Whisky Galore!' world premiere to close Edinburgh

21 April 2016 5:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Remake of classic Scottish comedy set for world premiere as 2016 Edinburgh closing night gala.

The 70th edition of the Edinburgh Film Festival (Eiff) (June 15-26) will close with the world premiere of Scottish comedy remake Whisky Galore!.

A remake of Alexander Mackendrick’s 1949 feature of the same name, the story follows a group of Scottish islanders who enjoy a windfall of whiskey during the Second World War.

The original was based on Sir Compton Mackenzie’s novel of the same name, which was inspired by the shipwreck off the Scottish coast of a ship sailing for America with a cargo of export-only alcohol during World War II.

The home-grown production was filmed on location in Scotland and features Scottish actors including Gregor Fisher (Love Actually), James Cosmo (Braveheart), Kevin Guthrie (Sunset Song), Sean Biggerstaff (Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets), and Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie).

Gillies Mackinnon (Regeneration, Hideous Kinky) directed from Peter McDougall’s screenplay. Iain Maclean »

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BFI Film Academy to receive $1.4m funding boost

8 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Announcement coincides with the unveiling of six films by BFI graduates.

The UK’s Department for Education has announced it will invest $1.4m (£1m) of funding to support the BFI Film Academy in 2016-17.

The boost is on top of the $5.6m (£4m) the Dfe has invested in the Academy’s residential and regional programmes since 2012.

The move came on the day that 66 young filmmakers from the BFI Film Academy unveiled six short films to British film industry figures including producers Alison Owen (Suffragette, Saving Mr. Banks), Faye Ward (Suffragette, Jane Eyre) and Duncan Kenworthy (The Pass, Love Actually).

The screening and graduation ceremony, held today at BFI Southbank in London, showcased films created as part of the BFI Film Academy course at the National Film and Television School.

BFI CEO Amanda Nevill said: “Talent is everywhere but opportunity is not, and the BFI Film Academy is designed to change that. If UK film »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Chloe Grace Moretz Defends Rey, Slams 'Squads,' Updates on 'The Little Mermaid'

24 March 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Chloe Grace Moretz gives the best interviews. She's smart, opinionated, and not afraid to say things that may be controversial, while also admitting she Does care what you think. She wants be be "America's Sweetheart," as she told Complex magazine, but the "Kick-Ass" star is always going to be the kind of sweetheart who takes a stand.

Moretz, 19, opened up on a lot of subjects in her Complex interview, including the topic of her live-action "Little Mermaid" movie. Here's that section of the talk, where she promises to flip the "regressive" story on its head:

"...So don't worry that the live-action Little Mermaid will reinforce the misogyny of the original, in which a girl sacrifices her essence for the mere shot at gaining a man's favor. Moretz is on it. 'We want to make this good for girls," she says. 'We can't make this regressive tale in a modern world. »

- Gina Carbone

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Duncan Kenworthy talks his under-the-radar strategy for 'The Pass'

16 March 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

How the Love Actually producer guided the gay-footballers chamber piece from Royal Court sell-out to BFI Flare opening-night film.

Last night (Mar 16), The Pass opened the 30th edition of the BFI’s long-running Lgbt film festival - now called Flare - at the Odeon Leicester Square.

As well as being the first Flare opener to premiere at Odeon’s flagship cinema in 10 years, it also marked a return for Duncan Kenworthy, producer of Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually and The Eagle among others, who has premiered four films at the venue.

For Kenworthy, opening BFI Flare with The Pass was an optimal result for a film he self-funded and produced entirely under the radar, with the understanding that if it wasn’t a creative success, he could decide not to unveil it to the wider world. Fortunately, reviews for the Ben A. Williams-directed adaptation of John Donnelly’s play about gay footballers »

- matt.mueller@screendaily.com (Matt Mueller)

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Alan Rickman Finale: ‘Eye In The Sky’ Helmer Gavin Hood Toasts A Great Actor

11 March 2016 1:57 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In his very first film, Alan Rickman’s intelligence and droll humor created the prototype for a decade’s worth of blockbuster action film villains with his turn as Hans Gruber in 1988’s Die Hard. He brought that confidence and style to a startling range of characters, from the caddish philanderer who broke Emma Thompson’s heart in Love Actually, to Harry Potter‘s Professor Snape, to Irish leader Eamon de Valera in Michael Collins. Why, the British actor even played Ronald… »

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Us Briefs: Golden Gate 3D, BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films go to 'Cuba'

10 March 2016 1:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Erik Lomis exits TWC, joins Annapurna; and more…

San Francisco’s Golden Gate 3D will produce the large format film Cuba (working title) in association with BBC Earth, which will support marketing and promotion. Giant Screen Films will distribute globally.

Neil Nightingale (Walking With Dinosaurs, One Life, Tiny Giants, Wild Africa) is on board as executive producer. Production is currently underway with a release target of early 2017.

Erik Lomis has become the latest high-ranking executive to leave The Weinstein Company, where he served five years as head of domestic distribution. Lomis has joined Annapurna Pictures in an unspecified role. A spokesperson confirmed Lomis had joined Megan Ellison’s company but did not elaborate. Reports speculated Ellison is launching a distribution arm.The Orchard has acquired all North American rights from Submarine Entertainment to Michal Marczak’s documentary All These Sleepless Nights. The film from Endorfina Studio and Pulse Films earned the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award in »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Love – Season One Review

27 February 2016 9:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Love Season One

Starring Paul Rust, Gillian Jacobs and Claudia O’Doherty.

Synopsis:

A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.

Love is a Netflix original series created by comedy director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Trainwreck), which follows the lives of Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they form an awkward relationship and we watch their many ups and downs over the course of ten episodes. It doesn’t sound like much but Love actually has a lot going for it and surprisingly has become one of my favorite shows of late.

Right out of the gate, Love does a good job of displaying exactly what it wants to be. The characters are established well, more often than not the jokes hit, and the writing is really clever. Getting to know both »

- Jake Peffer

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Hugh Grant awarded BFI Fellowship

23 February 2016 1:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The star of Notting Hill and the upcoming Florence Foster Jenkins received the honour at the BFI’s annual Chairman’s Dinner.

The BFI has bestowed its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, on BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Grant.

The British actor received the award during the BFI’s annual Chairman’s Dinner, which took place this evening at London’s Corinthia Hotel and also served as Greg Dyke’s retirement dinner as BFI chair.

Recent recipients include Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and comedy icon Mel Brooks, who both received the honour last year. Other previous Fellowship recipients include Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench and Orson Welles.

BFI chairman Greg Dyke said of Grant: “With impeccable comic timing and huge doses of his unique, ironic self-deprecating and very British charm, Hugh always pulls off the hardest thing of all – a seemingly effortless performance. I can assure you it’s not. Hugh’s acting »

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Hugh Grant receives BFI Fellowship

23 February 2016 1:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The star of Notting Hill and the upcoming Florence Foster Jenkins received the honour at the BFI’s annual Chairman’s Dinner.

The BFI has bestowed its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, on BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Grant.

The British actor received the award during the BFI’s annual Chairman’s Dinner, which took place this evening at London’s Corinthia Hotel.

Recent recipients include Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and comedy icon Mel Brooks, who both received the honour last year. Other previous Fellowship recipients include Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench and Orson Welles.

BFI chairman Greg Dyke said of Grant: “With impeccable comic timing and huge doses of his unique, ironic self-deprecating and very British charm, Hugh always pulls off the hardest thing of all – a seemingly effortless performance. I can assure you it’s not. Hugh’s acting talents are prodigious and his contribution to cinema enormous.

“He is a British »

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