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Johnny Depp allegedly lied to authorities when he claimed to have accidentally smuggled his dogs into Australia, his former business managers, The Management Group (Tmg), claim.
In legal documents filed by Tmg and obtained by People, the former managers allege that the actor was “fully aware that he was illegally bringing his dogs to Australia” when he was in the country filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film in May 2015.
The filing emerged as part of a bitter court battle between Depp and his former managers. Depp claims Tmg defrauded him out of millions of his earnings; Tmg claims »
- Michael Miller
The nomination-round voting period for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards closes on Monday, which means there’s still time. Rumor has it 80 percent of of Academy members wait until the very last minute to fill out their ballots, which is a statistic I literally just made up. But, let’s face it, the only thing Hollywood loves more than recycling is procrastinating, so there’s a good chance a lot of Emmy voting will be going on this weekend. To all you dilly-dalliers, I urge you — no, I beg you — to keep top of mind these three insanely deserving, yet underdog, »
When the trailer for Chadwick Boseman's upcoming Marvel epic Black Panther dropped earlier this month, it racked up millions of views in the first 24 hours and set the internet on fire with fans freaking out about how great the movie looks.
According to Boseman, he felt that same level of awe and excitement while watching the action-packed preview, despite being the star.
"When I was watching it, »
- Matthew Erao
By now, Gal Gadot has become synonymous with Wonder Woman, so isn't it time that we learned to properly pronounce her name? We think so. Gal's first name is pretty much pronounced how it's written (think "gal pal"). You've also probably found yourself pronouncing her last name as "Guh-dough" or "Gah-dot" thinking you've got it all down, but sorry to disappoint you: both of those are wrong. As it turns out, Gal actually set the record straight when she stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live back in March 2016 (yes, over a year ago!). During her interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Gal explained that the correct way to pronounce her last name is "Gah-dote." Say it with me: "Gah-dote." Gadot means river bank, while Gal means wave in Israeli. RelatedWho Is Gal Gadot's Husband? Get to Know the Lucky Man Who's Married to Wonder Woman During her stop, Gal also revealed that her last name isn't really Gadot, but actually Greenstein. Her parents changed it to Gadot to give it more umph. Now that we've finally got that out of the way, please carry on. »
- Monica Sisavat
As we rapidly approach 2017’s midway point, there are already a number of films that deserve to be remembered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when Oscar ballots go out at the end of the year. Academy voters notoriously have short memories, though it’s hardly their fault alone; studios are so obsessed with back-loading the year with prestige product that in the rush, earlier gems are often forgotten.
So we’re here to help. Perhaps members will take a moment to bear these contenders in mind before the awards season glut finally hits.
Note: This list spotlights films theatrically released to the paying public. There have been festival standouts that won’t hit theaters until the coming months, and a number would bear mentioning. Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler are all fantastic in Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” for example. And David Lowery’s vision for “A Ghost Story” makes for one of the greatest motion pictures of the year. But we’ll stick to what will hit theaters as of June 30 for this piece’s purposes.
Best Picture: “The Big Sick”
Don’t dismiss it just because it’s the funniest movie of the year so far, it’s also the most heartfelt and intelligent. Willing to mix big issues with big laughs, the tone is held together perfectly by director Michael Showalter, the outstanding cast and an excellent script. (Jr)
Netflix’s Cannes entry is a whole lot of movie, and a whole lot of vision. Director Bong Joon Ho dazzles with his deft kinetic touch while also pulling an impressive performance out of young lead Seo-Hyun Ahn to anchor the zany satire. But as ever, Bong proves a master of balancing tonal shifts, ultimately crafting a moving piece of work. (KT)
The role of an aging star who never realized his greatness fits Elliott like a glove. It’s also a reminder of how underutilized he has been on the big screen. (Jr)
Hawkins is always excellent and reliable, but she outdoes herself portraying Canadian painter Maud Lewis. Crippled by arthritis, married to a rough fisherman (a great Ethan Hawke), Hawkins allows Maud’s joy to shine through. (Jr)
Let’s be honest; take away the superhero element and this would be an Oscar slam-dunk. Stewart’s portrayal of Charles Xavier in waning health with a broken mind will break your heart. (Jr)
Jordan Peele’s impressive directorial debut deserves a shout-out in virtually every category, but hopefully no one snoozes on Betty Gabriel’s unsettling work as a housekeeper trapped in “the sunken place.” She etches that inner turmoil across her face with such aplomb you simply cannot look away. (KT)
Best Screenplay: “Shimmer Lake”
Technically ineligible for Oscars as it didn’t receive a theatrical run, that doesn’t stop this twisty thriller from earning our consideration. What sounds like a gimmick — a crime drama told backwards — proves absolutely essential to telling a fascinating story. (Jr)
Best Cinematography: “Kong: Skull Island”
Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ simian sequel was a bit of a tonal omelette, but one element that gave it an unexpected level of iconography was Larry Fong’s striking photography. Sunburnt vistas and heat-rippled frames sometimes call back to “Apocalypse Now,” but more often they give the film its own intriguing visual identity. (KT)
Best Costume Design: “Wonder Woman”
Speaking of iconography, one of the eye-popping elements of Patty Jenkins’ landmark superhero entry is the iconic image actress Gal Gadot strikes as the eponymous Amazon. But beyond Diana Prince’s well-known threads, there’s a whole array of dazzling outfits on the screen, from the battle gear of Themyscira to 1920s fashion and World War I attire. (KT)
Best Film Editing: “LA92”
Lest we forget, National Geographic’s Emmy-contending L.A riots documentary is also eligible for Oscar consideration this year. Last year “O.J.: Made in America” garnered some attention for its handling of tons of material, and hopefully reminded voters that documentary editing ought to be recognized. Reams of footage were assembled from countless sources to drive this particular version of the story, which was also covered elegantly by director John Ridley in “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992.” (KT)
Best Production Design: “Beauty and the Beast”
It’s a tall order to match the stunning animation of the original film, but the “Beauty and the Beast” team pulled it off. Every ornate touch, from the Beast’s castle to the world of Belle’s village, was a visual feast. (Jr)
Best Sound Editing: “Baby Driver”
Being something of a musical-slash-actioner, Edgar Wright’s latest owes everything to its soundtrack. But more than that, the precision with which sound is layered and cut to enhance the various tracks scattered throughout gives the film an innervating sense of propulsion. When there’s no sound, you’re desperate for it to scream back. (KT)
Best Visual Effects: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
It’s a pity we can’t throw “War for the Planet of the Apes” (July 14) in here, but more on that in due time. Marvel’s latest installment of the “Guardians” franchise doubles down on rendered environments. When you have a character who at times serves as the actual location (I guess you have to see the film to understand), the sky is the limit on VFX. (KT)
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- Kristopher Tapley and Jenelle Riley
After a scary situation, Casey Affleck is making sure he has some extra protection, even if it’s at “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Related: Brie Larson Seemed Pretty Unimpressed By Casey Affleck’s Oscar Win Affleck sat down with Kimmel Tuesday night and told the late night talk show host about his first ever car accident, “A couple days ago […] »
- Aynslee Darmon
Drew Barrymore just made her music-video debut — and the song couldn’t be more perfect.
In the clip, Sza roams New York City, stopping by a pizza shop, laundromat and a house party before running into her favorite actress.
Barrymore’s surprise appearance arrives around the 2:15 mark, as the singer is sitting alone outside.
And while Sza is clearly a big fan of the actress, the feeling is mutual.
After Sza performed »
- Jodi Guglielmi
Well, this is one way to be prepared. During a sit-down on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night, Casey Affleck revealed he had recently been in a car accident. Now, he is taking special measures to ensure help is close by. "A couple days ago I was in a car accident—the first car accident I've ever been in my life," the Oscar winner divulged to Jimmy Kimmel. "Officer Bivens showed up there. He responded. He was amazing. He took care of the situation." In fact, Bivens was sitting right there in the studio audience. "I thought it would be nice to have him along," Affleck explained. "He makes me feel comfortable now in scary situations...When he's »
What's the best way to meet your favorite actress? Write a song and name it after them!
Directed by Dave Meyers, Sza's video shows her in various locations around New York City, including a pizza shop, a laundromat, and a house party. Barrymore's simple -- yet memorable -- cameo arrives around the 2:15 mark, as the singer is sitting outside alone on some steps.
Related: Drew Barrymore and Daughters Visit the Museum of Ice Cream -- See the Cute Pics!
Those aren't the twins!
Jimmy Kimmel had viewers waiting with bated breath on Monday night, when the late-night comedian claimed to have the highly coveted exclusive first photos of Beyonce and Jay Z's twins, after the Lemonade singer gave birth to a reported boy and girl last week.
Of course, the 49-year-old host didn't really have the photos, instead providing us a photo of... well, just watch!
Darn you, Kimmel! You can't be teasing the Beyhive like that.
Guess we're gonna have to keep waiting for more details on Blue Ivy Carter's two newborn sibs.
Watch the video below for more of the Bey-twinsanity.
"Double congratulations are in order for Beyoncé and Jay Z," the late night host kicked off his monologue as the audience clapped. "They report Beyoncé gave birth to a boy and a girl. Beyonce was surrounded by her husband, their doctor, two nurses and a man blowing a giant fan through her hair."
Kimmel pointed out that all the hubbub surrounding »
Jimmy Kimmel has debuted the first “exclusive first photo” of Beyonce and Jay Z’s twins that were reportedly born last week. On Monday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Kimmel claimed he obtained the photo “through sources” — he won’t tell us how — and confirmed that Beyonce gave birth to her children surrounded by her husband, nurses and a “man blowing a giant fan through her hair.” Then, Kimmel finally revealed the photo of the “most anticipated twins” — but it’s actually a photo of Donald Trump’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr. Also Read: Beyoncé Secretly Gives Birth to Twins (Report) “Aww. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Jimmy Kimmel just nabbed his biggest scoop yet. The Jimmy Kimmel Live host kicked off Monday's show by revealing that, thanks to "sources," he now has the exclusive first photo of Beyonce and Jay-z's newborn twins.
"I should make you wait until the end of the show to see this, but I can't wait
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- Sadie Gennis
Jimmy Kimmel‘s notorious Halloween candy pranks have become some of the best videos on the internet — and now, he’s come up with a new YouTube challenge that might be just as funny.
On Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host debuted this year’s Father’s Day-themed challenge, and it’s as simple as it is hilarious.
“Every year, we issue a Father’s Day YouTube challenge,” explained Kimmel, 49. “In years past, we’ve asked you to spray Dad with a hose on Father’s Day, to serve him breakfast in the shower, to dump breakfast on him »
- Aurelie Corinthios
Uh, say hello to the twins? Jimmy Kimmel offered "double congratulations" to new parents Beyoncé and Jay Z on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday. "Beyoncé was surrounded by her husband, a doctor, two nurses and a man blowing giant fan through her hair," the late-night host joked, noting that the couple still hasn't "confirmed the happy news officially." It's not an unusual move for the private pair, he said with a smirk: "No one knows what happened to the fourth member of Destiny's Child!" Via "sources," Kimmel said he "managed to get an exclusive first photo of the babies, of the children. I won't tell you how and I should make you wait until the »
What better way to gear up for VidCon 2017 than with a few kind words?
Some of the Internet’s biggest stars have teamed up with Instagram to put an uplifting twist on Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s Mean Tweets with Kind Comments, in an attempt to spread kindness on the sometimes not-so-nice web.
” ‘So inspiring. You give so much hope to so many people,’ ” James Charles reads from one of his Instagram followers in an exclusive clip. “God that touches my heart so much.”
- Char Adams
Yolanda Hadid got a sneak peek at the "Gigi Journal!"
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star stepped out to support her daughter, Gigi Hadid, at the release of the model's special edition "Gigi Journal" with V Magazine at a private bash in New York City. Yolanda looked chic in an all-black ensemble at the soiree, while her daughter went with white, as they posed for photos with photographer Mario Testino and enjoying a Vdka 6100 cocktail.
Also in NYC was Ansel Elgort, who previewed Activision's Destiny 2 at E3.
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Jamie Foxx just turned 50 and when you look back at his career it’s pretty darned impressive. The way I see it, Foxx has had two careers so far and right now I think he’s on his third. I’m going to use a comparison here if I may: Eddie Murphy. I’m hoping that “act 3” of Foxx’s career is more successful than Murphy’s. Remember, Jamie Foxx got his start in stand up which then led to his spot on In Living Color. Similarly, Murphy began doing stand up, landed on SNL, started doing movies, and now he’s just not good
- Nat Berman
Jamie Foxx isn't known for his subtlety. So, when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday to promote his new movie Baby Driver, Jimmy Kimmel wanted to live vicariously through his guest. "You're turning 50 later this year. I'm also turning 50 later this year. I mean, you have crazy parties just on a Wednesday," he said. "What in God's name do you have planned for your 50th birthday? Is anything set yet?" "I am going to...I can't say that on camera," Foxx replied. "I'mma go crazy. There's an island." Kimmel was curious as to how many guests he will host. "It'll be in progression of the people down to my real dawgs," Foxx said. "It'll be »
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