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Busy Philipps Still Has Michelle Williams' Golden Globe: 'I Keep Meaning to Bring It to Her'

Busy Philipps Still Has Michelle Williams' Golden Globe: 'I Keep Meaning to Bring It to Her'
Busy Philipps has yet to win a Golden Globe herself, but she still has one sitting on her bookshelf.

The 38-year-old Cougar Town actress revealed on her Instagram Story Thursday that she has the trophy her best friend Michelle Williams picked up in 2012 for the film My Life with Marilyn — and has had it since Williams won the honor.

“I was supposed to send it to her in New York after she won it so many years ago,” Philipps explained, laughing holding the award up for the camera.

“I couldn’t figure out, like, I didn’t want to ship
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Judd Apatow to Host DGA Awards

Judd Apatow to Host DGA Awards
Judd Apatow will host the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards on Feb. 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Apatow has been a DGA member for two decades, with directing and writing credits on “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” and “Trainwreck.” He has also produced “Superbad,” “Bridesmaids,” “Pineapple Express,” and both “Anchorman” films. Apatow’s stand-up special “The Return” premiered Dec. 12 on Netflix.

The DGA also appointed producer and director Don Mischer as awards chair for the event.

Mischer has served two terms on the DGA National Board, in addition to winning 15 Emmy Awards and 10 DGA Awards.

“We are thrilled to welcome Judd as our host. Beyond his impact as a multi-hyphenate force in our industry, Judd’s comedic chops, social consciousness, and lifelong love of film and television underlie his unique ability to entertain with heart — whether behind the scenes or in front of a live audience,” Thomas Schlamme, DGA president,
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As Industry Awards Move Forward, ‘The Shape of Water’ Takes the Lead

As Industry Awards Move Forward, ‘The Shape of Water’ Takes the Lead
The new year has brought the usual wave of guilds and industry groups weighing in on the year’s best work. Editors, art directors, casting directors, writers, makeup artists, and now, producers, have all chimed in this week, with cinematographers, sound mixers, visual effects artists, and directors still to come.

And pay attention. This is momentum week, as Oscar voters receive ballots Friday and will vote for a single pressure-cooked week. It will be pencils down on Jan. 12.

The December circuit made it clear what film is the critical darling of the year: Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” which has claimed 12 best picture prizes so far. But “critics don’t vote for Oscars” is always an important mantra this time of year. Conversely, the guilds have crossover membership with the film Academy, so it’s worth taking serious note of their choices.

At this point, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” has reaped the most
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Elizabeth Banks to Produce Adaptation of Tech Novel “Uncanny Valley”

Banks on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”/YouTube

Multi-hyphenate Elizabeth Banks is adding yet another project to her docket. The actor-producer-director has signed on to produce a film adaptation of “Uncanny Valley” for Universal Pictures, Variety reports. The tech book hasn’t been published yet, but it still managed to cause a “highly competitive bidding situation” involving several suitors. Banks and Max Handelman are producing via Brownstone Productions, and Michael De Luca (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) is producing via Michael De Luca Productions.

Originally published as a blog post in 2016, the story for “Uncanny Valley” comes from author Anna Wiener. The post “detailed her life at a startup on its last gasps, as the workers grapple with their Ipo dreams evaporating and dust off resumes,” the source details. “The novel version of that initial post is said to deal with Weiner’s transition from the world of publishing to Silicon Valley life.
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Third Cloverfield film pushed back to April

There’s been little info on the third Cloverfield film, formerly known as God Particle, for several months now, but it seems we have a new release date for the film. Comingsoon has confirmed with Paramount that the film has moved from its February 2nd, 2018 date to April 20th, 2018.

The film, which was picked up by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, is directed by Julius Onah (The Girl Is in Trouble) from a script by Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) with a rewrite by Doug Jung (Star Trek Beyond). The film reportedly follows the crew of a space station that, when an experiment with a particle accelerator goes wrong, suddenly finds the Earth has vanished, yet finds a space station nearby.

The Untitled Cloverfield Movie features a cast that includes David Oyelowo (Selma), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion), John Krasinski (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager), Daniel Bruhl
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Timothée Chalamet, Brooklynn Prince, Daniel Kaluuya and all of 2017's breakout stars

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Timothée Chalamet, Brooklynn Prince, Daniel Kaluuya and all of 2017's breakout starsTimothée Chalamet, Brooklynn Prince, Daniel Kaluuya and all of 2017's breakout starsAdriana Floridia12/19/2017 9:03:00 Am

With every new year comes a new batch of fresh faces that grace the big screen.

In 2017, we met a lot of promising new talent. This year's list of breakout stars are a group of people that we truly believe will be the next big thing. We look forward to following the careers of these actors who truly made a splash this year, especially considering how many of them are already awards contenders.

Check out the list below!

Bria Vinaite and Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project

Two of this year's biggest discoveries came from the same film. We're not surprised, because director Sean Baker has a talent for finding new stars. In The Florida Project, Baker casts a non-actor who he found via Instagram,
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J.J. Abrams to Receive Athena Film Fest’s 2018 Leading Man Award

Abrams on “Conan

The Athena Film Festival has named director, producer, and writer J.J. Abrams its Leading Man. Abrams will receive the fest’s 2018 Athena Leading Man Award in honor of his “extraordinary career and continued support and advocacy of women in the entertainment industry,” a press release has announced.

With the female protagonists of his shows “Felicity” and “Alias” and his casting of Daisy Ridley as the central character of the new “Star Wars” trilogy, Abrams has long been a champion of women in entertainment. He’s also been an ally for women behind the camera.

“I am deeply humbled to be recognized by the Athena Film Festival. Any good I’ve done has been achieved because I have worked alongside women, and I share my gratitude with all of them for being honored with this award,” Abrams stated.

Abrams directed box office sensation “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
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2017’s Best Films By and About Women

Girls Trip”: Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures

The big screen had a lot to offer in 2017: Amazonian warriors kicking ass (and breaking box office records), tennis stars smashing misogyny, a wildly inventive and Nsfw use of a grapefruit, and so much more. We’ve collected some of our favorite films by and about women this year, and they include biopics about athletes, war movies, and a game-changing super hero film. That’s part of what stands out about this year — the fact that women finally had the opportunity to shine in different genres, both on-screen and behind the scenes. This year’s Best Actress frontrunners aren’t playing the wives of powerful men — they are at the center of their own stories. Finally.

Here are some the year’s best films directed by women and/or about female protagonists, according to us:

Girls Trip” — Co-Written by Tracy Oliver
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Downsizing In St. Louis

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to overpopulation, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world. With the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha for a new downsized community, taking the irreversible leap that will trigger life-changing adventures when they become small.

Downsizing is directed by Academy Award© winner Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways), starring: Academy Award© winner Matt Damon (The Martian, Good Will Hunting), Academy Award© winner Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained), Hong Chau (Inherent Vice, Big Little Lies), Academy Award© nominee Kristen Wiig (The Martian, Bridesmaids), Udo Kier (Melancholia), Jason Sudeikis (Colossal), Academy Award© nominee Laura Dern (Wild, Rambling Rose), Neil Patrick Harris
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Judd Apatow on Returning to Stand-Up Comedy After 25 Years

Judd Apatow on Returning to Stand-Up Comedy After 25 Years
The first thing Judd Apatow does in his new stand-up special is tell the crowd that he has wanted to do this kind of show since he was a kid.

The second thing he does is joke about how famous he is.

“There’s a little bit of a freak show element to me doing it,” Apatow says of his act and the need to lead it off by addressing his Judd Apatow-ness. “If I ignored that it was weird that I was up there, the audience wouldn’t [listen to my act]. They would just want to know about me and my life.”

Apatow, who is nearing his 50th birthday, sits in a conference room at his production company’s L.A. office. Behind him are photos of the casts of “Freaks and Geeks” and “Girls,” two of his best-loved TV shows. To his left is a whiteboard bearing story notes for season three of one of the current
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Kristen Wiig Reveals First Feature as a Writer Since 'Bridesmaids' -- See What It's Called! (Exclusive)

Kristen Wiig Reveals First Feature as a Writer Since 'Bridesmaids' -- See What It's Called! (Exclusive)
Kristen Wiig may be about to strike comedy gold once again!

The Bridesmaids star talked to Et ahead of the premiere of Downsizing, her new film with Matt Damon, where she shared that she and writing partner Annie Mumolo -- who earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for their unbelievably funny 2011 comedy -- are working together on a new project!

"My writing partner and I have been for a long time writing a script, and now we're [in] final rewrite stage, which is very exciting," the 44-year-old actress revealed. "It's called Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar."

Not to judge a movie by its title, but we are already one hundred percent in for this when it comes out.

In the meantime, Wiig is currently promoting Downsizing, a sci-fi dramedy about a couple that shrinks down (quite literally) to retreat from the stresses of modern life, which reunites her with The Martian co-star Damon.

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Gabrielle Union & More Stars Support Terry Crews After He Accuses Agent of Sexual Assault

Gabrielle Union & More Stars Support Terry Crews After He Accuses Agent of Sexual Assault
In October, amid mounting allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, Terry Crews claimed that in 2016, a “high level Hollywood executive” had “groped my privates” at a party. Crews eventually named his alleged assailant as Adam Venit.

While many of the actor’s colleagues have chosen to remain silent about his allegation — a choice Crews has said he “understands” — some stars have publicly supported the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor.

Terry Crews is a stand-up guy. Literally one of the nicest people in our industry. He is honest, kind & true professional. I believe him & stand by him. #MeToo,” Gabrielle Union tweeted.

Director Paul Feig
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Judd Apatow returns to the stage in trailer for Netflix special

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Judd Apatow has spent the last decade or so becoming a god of comedy movies, directing hits like The 40-year-old Virgin and Knocked Up and producing countless films like Superbad, Bridesmaids and Pineapple Express. Before that he worked in TV, creating Undeclared and Freaks And Geeks, and before that worked on The Larry Sanders Show with Garry Shandling. But before all the TV gigs he was trying to make it in the world of stand-up comedy and rubbed elbows with all the major players in the... Read More...
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Oscar Predictions, Round 1: Will It Be Another Controversial Year of Academy Awards?

Oscar Predictions, Round 1: Will It Be Another Controversial Year of Academy Awards?
With only three months and change to go until the winners of the Academy Awards are announced on March 4, 2018, nearly every Oscar contender is playing in theaters -- or, at the very least, screening for critics and Academy voters. Which means I can now speculate -- based on my own reviews, the awards season hype machine and general industry buzz -- about how the nominations will shake out.

Starting now and leading up to the 90th annual Oscars, I will be updating these awards futures monthly, offering my final predictions in each category next month (ahead of the nominations announcement on Jan. 23) and breaking down the frontrunners as well as who should and will win in the following months. This round is all about who's fully in the race -- and who's going to need to do a bit of catching up.

First, a note: Though the Academy itself began taking the necessary steps to diversify
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Win The Big Sick on Blu-ray

Studio Canal is delighted to announce that following its remarkable box office success, The Big Sick – the fresh, funny and insightful hit romantic comedy from Judd Apatow (the producer of Bridesmaids and Trainwreck) is available now on Digital Download and DVD/Blu-ray. To celebrate we have 3 copies on Blu-ray to giveaway!

Based on the real-life courtship between acclaimed stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, Portlandia, Central Intelligence) and writing partner Emily V. Gordon (The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail), The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents,
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First Look At Jon Hamm As Archangel Gabriel In Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’

Amazon has revealed the first picture of Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver, Bridesmaids) in the role of the Archangel Gabriel in new Prime Original series Good Omens. Take a look below.

The six-part television adaptation by BBC Studios of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is currently in production in the UK and will be launch globally on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, before also being shown in the UK on BBC Two at a later date.

On his casting in the role of Gabriel Jon Hamm says: “I read Good Omens almost twenty years ago. I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”

Showrunner Neil Gaiman adds: “Gabriel is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall,
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Did Tiffany Haddish Just Storm the Best Supporting Actress Oscar Race?

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Did Tiffany Haddish Just Storm the Best Supporting Actress Oscar Race?
Tiffany Haddish’s “Girls Trip” may take her all the way to an Oscar, now that a Thursday honor has boosted her chances for gold. Haddish was named best supporting actress by the New York Film Critics Circle for her turn in the Universal Pictures summer comedy — a performance with the kind of legs that got Melissa McCarthy an Oscar nomination for her breakout in 2012’s “Bridesmaids.” “Tiffany Haddish’s performance in ‘Girls Trip’ was just as compelling as Melissa McCarthy in ‘Bridesmaids’ and Amy Schumer in ‘Trainwreck.’ It shouldn’t be ignored this awards season,” tweeted Tracy Oliver, who wrote the script.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Despicable Me 3 Blu-ray

Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment present Despicable Me 3 on Digital and Digital 3D November 21, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand December 5, 2017. The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarmingly subversive comedy from Academy Award®-nominated producer Chris Meledandri (Despicable Me Franchise) and directors Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me Franchise) and Kyle Balda (Minions 1 & 2, The Lorax). Hailed as “the best Despicable Me movie yet,” by Ali Plumb of BBC Radio 1, with over $949 million in global ticket sales, Despicable Me 3 is the ultimate holiday gift, with almost an entire hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, a never-before-released deleted scene, and much more!

Now you can own Despicable Me 3 on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has 4 copies to give away. All you have
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Despicable Me 3 Available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 5th

Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment present Despicable Me 3 on Digital and Digital 3D November 21, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand December 5, 2017. The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarmingly subversive comedy from Academy Award®-nominated producer Chris Meledandri (Despicable Me Franchise) and directors Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me Franchise) and Kyle Balda (Minions 1 & 2, The Lorax). Hailed as “the best Despicable Me movie yet,” by Ali Plumb of BBC Radio 1, with over $949 million in global ticket sales, Despicable Me 3 is the ultimate holiday gift, with almost an entire hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, a never-before-released deleted scene, and much more!

Illumination, the studio that brought you Sing, The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, continues the adventures of
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Comedies Speak Truth to Power in Golden Globes Race

Comedies Speak Truth to Power in Golden Globes Race
Typically, the Golden Globe Award for best motion picture comedy/musical has been a mixed bag. Only once in the last decade has the victor — 2012’s “The Artist” — gone on to win the best picture Oscar. And, in 2015, “Birdman” lost to “The Grand Budapest Hotel” only to conquer the Golden Globe best pic drama winner “Boyhood” for top Oscar honors. Last year’s Oscar nail-biter pitted Globes comedy/musical winner “La La Land” against drama winner “Moonlight” — and the outcome of that contest produced an infamous finale to the night.

However, this year has flipped that script. The ugly duckling genre has transformed into a glorious swan with a juicy competition in the works. Front-runners include: “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Battle of the Sexes,” “The Big Sick” and “I, Tonya.” With other potential nominees “Downsizing,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Baby Driver” and “Beauty and the Beast,” a vibrant category rises, frequently reflecting
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