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The Film Academy Invited a Bunch of TV Stars to Vote for the Oscars, But They Won’t Admit It

2 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Looking at the new list of members for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, there are a lot of big-name actors. Movie stars like Channing Tatum (“Foxcatcher”) join recent nominees Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) and Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”).

But there are arguably even bigger names: Riz Ahmed. Donald Glover. Keegan-Michael Key. Rami Malek. Kate McKinnon. Sarah Paulson.

On the Academy’s official announcement, each actor’s name is followed by the films cited for their inclusion. For Ahmed, it’s “Nightcrawler;” Glover, “The Martian;” Key, “Don’t Think Twice;” Malek,”Short Term 12;” McKinnon, “Office Christmas Party,” and Paulson, “12 Years a Slave.” Almost all of these are excellent films (“Office Christmas Party,” looking at you), but do you associate these people with those projects?

Read More: Barry Jenkins and Jordan Peele Among the 774 Invited to Join the Academy As It Pushes for Inclusion

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- Ben Travers

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Interview: Alison Brie and Molly Shannon on Their Characters in The Little Hours

8 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Arriving in theaters in New York and Los Angeles this Friday is Jeff Baena’s oddball religious comedy (with has a hint of witchcraft to it) The Little Hours. An official selection of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Baena’s film is an adaptation of The Decameron, and during a recent press day for the film, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with two of the co-stars of The Little Hours, Alison Brie (Mad Men, Community) and Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live, Never Been Kissed).

During our interview, the actresses discussed what initially drew them into working on The Little Hours, being able to collaborate with such a strong cast of females, their characters, and more.

So what was the biggest appeal for you to come into this project and work with Jeff? Was it the fact that it was an opportunity to be a part of such an unusual film? »

- Heather Wixson

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The Best TV Characters of the 2000s, Ranked

27 June 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ah, the 2000s — an indefinable decade of war, social progression, and an explosion of prestige TV. With so much great television came many, many great television characters. The best shows were built on battles of quality characters: Is Don Draper better than Peggy Olson? Lorelai Gilmore or Rory? Walter White or Jesse Pinkman? Or is there a third, less-referenced character who’s the secret star?

These aren’t problems by any stretch of the imagination: Great characters lead to better episodes, seasons, and series, so having too many is hardly a handicap in a medium with so much time. But before standalone episodes started trending, these were the best characters during the onset of TV’s new golden age.

A few rules, to keep things sane: Characters had to be created between 2000 and 2009. So even if the show was created before we knew Y2K wasn’t worth the worry, »

- Ben Travers and Hanh Nguyen

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The Best TV Characters of the 2000s, Ranked

27 June 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ah, the 2000s — an indefinable decade of war, social progression, and an explosion of prestige TV. With so much great television came many, many great television characters. The best shows were built on battles of quality characters: Is Don Draper better than Peggy Olson? Lorelai Gilmore or Rory? Walter White or Jesse Pinkman? Or is there a third, less-referenced character who’s the secret star?

These aren’t problems by any stretch of the imagination: Great characters lead to better episodes, seasons, and series, so having too many is hardly a handicap in a medium with so much time. But before standalone episodes started trending, these were the best characters during the onset of TV’s new golden age.

A few rules, to keep things sane: Characters had to be created between 2000 and 2009. So even if the show was created before we knew Y2K wasn’t worth the worry, »

- Ben Travers and Hanh Nguyen

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Alison Brie: ‘If you’re imagining me from Mad Men, you’re in for shock therapy’

26 June 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Mad Men star returns to TV as an 80s wrestler in Glow. It’s a long way from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce

Related: Why we're watching… Alison Brie, actor

In the dimly lit art-deco splendour of a Knightsbridge hotel bar, actor Alison Brie is immaculately coiffed (artfully tousled bob) and costumed (persimmon formal day dress) for our interview. The 34-year-old veteran of Mad Men and Community, now positioned to break out in her Netflix vehicle Glow, radiates the steely poise and self-possessed charm of a career diplomat’s wife.

Related: Here we Glow: spandex, subversion and the joy of women’s wrestling | Heather Bandenburg

Related: The unmissable TV shows of summer 2017

Related: Netflix viewers like comedy for breakfast and drama at lunch

Continue reading »

- Katie Puckrik

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TVLine Items: L&O True Crime Adds Trio, Younger After Show and More

23 June 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Flowers in the Attic matriarch Heather Graham is getting entangled with another twisted family.

The actress has joined the cast of producer Dick Wolf’s anthology series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.

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Graham — whose other TV credits include Californication and Scrubs — will play Judalon Smyth, the emotionally fragile mistress of the Menendez brothers’ therapist Dr. Oziel.

Additionally, Elizabeth Reaser (Grey’s Anatomy) has been tapped to portray deputy district attorney Pam Bozanich, who is assigned to the murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez. »

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Han Solo Firing Proves Studios’ Franchises Don’t Want Directors To Be Storytellers

23 June 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oh, the irony: As TV creators seek inventive ways to adapt the visual language of cinema, Hollywood’s big-budget, big-screen movies are increasingly becoming more like television.

With serialized TV shows, control needs to be in the hands of writers and showrunners. That’s because the story is still unfolding and the production is built from episode to episode. The director can’t be the principal storyteller, which makes it challenging to put a premium on visual storytelling.

Read More: The ‘Mr. Robot’ Experiment: Can a TV Show Be Shot Like an Indie Film?

Those who run the Marvel Cinematic Universe might sympathize. When it launched in 2008, their choices of directors seemed like head scratchers for a big action film. In retrospect, they make perfect sense.

Swingers” writer and “Elf” director Jon Favreau was the perfect choice to improv with Robert Downey Jr. (remember, he wasn’t a star then »

- Chris O'Falt

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Was Orphan Black Off Its Clone Game? Another Wayward Sis for Supernatural? Twin Peaks Hint Pays Off? And More Qs

23 June 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Orphan Black, Better Call Saul, Supernatural and Pretty Little Liars!

1 | Regarding Reign‘s series-ending time jump, TVLine reader Melissa asks, “21 years later… and they never aged?”

RelatedReign Boss Reveals [Spoiler]’s Tragic Finale Fate: ‘He Did Not Survive’

2 | Was Orphan Black‘s Sarah/M.K. convo a rare instance of clone eyelines not matching up? Or are we being too nitpicky? (They did flawlessly exchange clothes.)

3 | It was only for a fictional Veep episode, »

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Get in the Ring: How 'Glow' Recreates the Golden Age of Lady-Wrestling TV

23 June 2017 9:07 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

No doubt about it: The 1980s was a strange time to channel surf. Those neon-tinted, big-haired, irony-free days have provided Internet curio-seekers with fodder for infinite terabytes of grainy, colorful ephemera. And one of the cornerstones of weird Eighties television was "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" (G.L.O.W. for short), an all-female pro-wrestling league whose exploits were filmed in Las Vegas and syndicated nationwide.

It's the type of retro-kitsch from the Reagan era could have vanished down the YouTube black hole – until Netflix resurrected it, sort of. The cult »

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Newlywed Glow: Alison Brie Is 'Sweet & Loving' with Husband Dave Franco — but Fierce in the Wrestling Ring

23 June 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Alison Brie has had a very busy year and is now reaping the rewards.

The actress, who married love Dave Franco in March and is now headlining Netflix’s new series Glow, sat down with People Now to discuss the how both recent developments in her life have impacted her for the better.

“For me, I feel much more settled and confident than ever, and I think it’s because of both things — working on this show and marriage, in a way,” shared Brie, 34.

Brie attributes her successful honeymoon phase with Franco to “the fact that we had been together so long. »

- Lanford Beard and Brittany King

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Glow's Betty Gilpin Needs Answers About...Sesame Street?!

23 June 2017 8:26 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Glow, Netflix's new comedy starring Alison Brie, Marc Maron and Betty Gilpin, is scripted, but takes viewers behind the scenes of a real show, Glow (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) that started in 1986. Based on a real show, but with fictional people. Get it? Maron plays Sam Sylvia, the man tasked with getting the professional wrestling series off the ground. Brie, of Community fame, plays Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress hoping Glow will be her big break and Gilpin, who starred on Nurse Jackie and recurred on American Gods, plays Debbie Eagan, a former soap star who is using Glow as her comeback. Since Glow is giving a behind-the-scenes look at a real show, we had to ask the cast which gem they'd like to get the scoop »

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Glow Premiere Recap: Will You Get in the Ring With the Wrestling Comedy?

23 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nothing about Glow, Netflix’s fictional comedy about the real Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, should work. A group of women, most of whom who have never wrestled or acted before, team up with a sketchy director to create a ladies’ wrestling TV show that’s remembered as ’80s kitsch at best? On paper, it seems like the series equivalent of slap bracelets or Garbage Pail Kids: silly fun that’s easily forgotten.

RelatedGlow: 6 Things to Know About Netflix’s Lady-Wrestling Comedy

But with a production team that includes Orange Is the New Black‘s Jenji Kohan and a »

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Peter and Ned attend a lame party in Spider-Man: Homecoming clip, new TV spots released

22 June 2017 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than two weeks to go until the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, a new clip has arrived online for Marvel and Sony’s upcoming reboot which sees Peter (Tom Holland) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) run into Michelle (Zendaya) at a party; check it out here…

See Also: Zendaya wasn’t aware she was auditioning for Spider-Man: Homecoming

Update: And here’s a couple of new spots…

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), Jj Totah (Glee), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black), Bokeem Woodbine (Riddick), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Garcelle Beauvais (Hollywood Today Live), Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets), Michael Chernus  (Orange is the New Black), Jona Xiao (Halt and Catch Fire) and Martha Kelly (Baskets). The film is set for release on July 5th in the UK and July 7th in the States. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Glow: 6 Things to Know About Netflix's Lady-Wrestling Comedy

22 June 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Yes, Netflix’s Glow provides a funny, albeit fictional, behind-the-scenes look into the rise of the 1980s phenomenon known as Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Yes, it features comedic heavy hitters like Alison Brie (Community) and Marc Maron (Maron) sporting some truly fantastic period costumes. And yes, the show’s pedigreed production team includes Orange Is the New Black‘s Carly Mensch and Nurse Jackie‘s Liz Flahive, as well as Oitnb‘s Jenji Kohan.

But Glow also provided a vital lesson to its cast, courtesy of the hands-on training the actors underwent prior to the shoot.

RelatedGlow Review: Netflix »

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Why ‘Glow’ Creators Made Women’s Wrestling Series

22 June 2017 12:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Women’s wrestling might not seem like the most natural of subjects for producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch to (pardon the expression) tackle. The two writers, who’ve been friends for years dating back to their time on “Nurse Jackie,” were looking for another project to team up on. “We knew we wanted it to be female-focused, we wanted it to be a comedy, but we had no other insight beyond that,” says Flahive.

And then they came across a documentary about the women of “G.L.O.W.” (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), talking about their time making the »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Zendaya wasn’t aware she was auditioning for Spider-Man: Homecoming

22 June 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actress Zendaya apparently wasn’t aware at the time that she was auditioning for a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Movie gigs don’t come much bigger than superhero films these days, and superheroes don’t come much bigger than Spider-Man, especially now that the character is being incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with this latest reboot of the tale.

So a young actress would probably be pretty excited about getting the opportunity to land one of the film’s key roles. Unfortunately for Zendaya, she wasn’t aware what her audition was actually for.

Zendaya told the story to Jimmy Fallon in a recent interview (via comicbook.com), describing her surprise.

“I knew I was auditioning for ‘Girl In Movie’, it was great getting into character [laughs],” Zendaya said. “In fact, I didn’t actually even know what kind of character [it was], because my character is very interesting. She is kind of a loner; she is super-intellectual, very dug-dry humor with one-liners, pops in and pops out. I didn’t even know what character I was going to play until I got there and sign the Non-Disclosure and then read the script.”

The actress, who will be playing a character named Michelle in the movie, also talked about how the production for Homecoming didn’t feel like a superhero film to her.

“So everything that I shot, when we were shooting just felt like I was shooting this awkward teen coming-of-age comedy kind of thing and then you realize, when the trailers were starting to come out, that ‘Wow, this is a Spider-Man movie! This is action, it’s going down!’” Zendaya said.

Fans will be able to see Zendaya in Spiderman: Homecoming, apparently not involved in the film’s action, early next month.

See Also: The hero we deserve: Kevin Feige explains how he brought Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), Jj Totah (Glee), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black), Bokeem Woodbine (Riddick), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Garcelle Beauvais (Hollywood Today Live), Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets), Michael Chernus  (Orange is the New Black), Jona Xiao (Halt and Catch Fire) and Martha Kelly (Baskets). The film is set for release on July 5th in the UK and July 7th in the States. »

- Samuel Brace

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Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, and Phoebe Robinson to Star in Clubbing Comedy “Ibiza”

22 June 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Gillian Jacobs in “Love”: Suzanne Hanover/Netflix

Gillian Jacobs is going to Spain with “SNL” alumna Vanessa Bayer and “2 Dope Queens” podcast co-host Phoebe Robinson. The three will star in the Netflix comedy film “Ibiza,” per The Hollywood Reporter. Jacobs stars as woman who travels to Spain on business and “finds herself on a wild ride of partying and clubbing, where she falls in love with a world famous DJ and realizes there is more to life than showing up to a job she hates.”

No word on Bayer or Robinson’s roles yet.

“Ibiza” is written by Lauren Kahn and will be directed by her frequent “Funny or Die” collaborator Alex Richanbach. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Kevin J. Messick are producing alongside Good Universe. Production will begin in Europe in July.

The comedy was originally developed for Sony before being sent to Netflix.

Jacobs stars as recovering addict Mickey on the Netflix series “Love.” She recently wrapped “Life of the Party,” a college-set comedy starring and co-written by Melissa McCarthy. The film hits theaters May 11, 2018. Jacobs also appears in “Magic Camp,” a fantasy comedy from Disney that opens April 6, 2018. “Don’t Think Twice,” “Girls,” and “Community” are among Jacobs’ other credits.

Bayer recently left “Saturday Night Live” after seven seasons. Her screen credits include “Trainwreck,” “Portlandia,” and Susan Johnson’s “Carrie Pilby.”

Robinson worked as a staff writer on “Girl Code.” The comedian and actress’ screen roles include “Broad City” and “I Love Dick.” You can catch her next in Stefanie Sparks’ comedy “In Case of Emergency,” currently in post-production. Robinson’s book, “You Can’t Touch My Hair,” was published last fall.

Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, and Phoebe Robinson to Star in Clubbing Comedy “Ibiza” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Alison Brie on the ‘Glow’ Audition Joke That Helped Her Land the Role

22 June 2017 11:54 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alison Brie has already won high praise for her performance on Netflix’s latest dramedy “Glow,” but the role wasn’t handed to her on a plate. At the show’s premiere at the Arclight Dome in Hollywood Wednesday night, star Brie told TheWrap how an improvised line during her second audition helped her land the part of Ruth, a struggling actress who gets cast as a female wrestler. The joke involved rhyming a certain part of the female anatomy with “Natasha and Boris” — the Russian villains from classic cartoon “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.” The “Community” and “Mad Men” alum said that. »

- Ashley Boucher

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5 Things to Know: Case of the Missing Michigan Teacher Whose Husband Is a Person of Interest

22 June 2017 10:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It has been five weeks since anyone has seen or heard from Theresa Lockhart. The 44-year-old high school Spanish teacher from Michigan was reported missing on May 20 to authorities at the Portage Department of Public Safety.

For weeks, officials and community members have searched for Theresa, and police have announced they are treating the investigation as a “possible homicide.”

Here are five things to know about the case:

1. She Called in Sick to Work Before She Went Missing

Beginning on Monday, May 15, Theresa called in sick to Schoolcraft High School. She called in sick again on Tuesday and Wednesday, which appeared perfectly normal. »

- Elaine Aradillas

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‘Glow’ Producers Didn’t Want to Cast Alison Brie — Here’s How She Fought to Change Their Minds

22 June 2017 9:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Life often imitates art, but Alison Brie’s “Glow” story is kind of amazing.

Brie’s character on the new Netflix original series — from creator Liz Flahive (“Nurse Jackie”) and executive producer Jenji Kohan (“Orange is the New Black”) — is an actress whose resiliency is rewarded with the role she needs. But the connection between artist and art is a touch more specific than that.

Ruth spends the first scene of “Glow,” and much of the first episode, auditioning. The first scene is an audition, and she’s quickly rejected. Another audition, another rejection. It’s a pattern in the pilot, and it was a pattern for Brie when she was trying to be a part of it.

“They did not want me to have this part,” Brie said, remembering the long, challenging audition process while sitting next to Flahive and co-star Betty Gilpin (“American Gods”). “I’ve never felt »

- Ben Travers

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