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Spencer Day Releases Retro-Tinged Music Video for New Single ’72 And Sunny’

Singer-songwriter Spencer Day has returned with his new single, “72 And Sunny” — and People has the exclusive premiere of the track’s music video.

Day complements the song’s bright, hopeful lyrics with retro-themed visuals, from sporting ’50s-inspired garb for a dip in the pool and a frolic on the beach to interspersing throwback clips throughout the video.

“72 And Sunny” is Day’s first release since 2014, when he dropped his third LP Daybreak, a collection of covers and original music that debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart.

The jazz-pop singer, 39, grew up in a Mormon family in Utah. Upon moving to California,
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Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, George MacKay Join ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’

Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, George MacKay, and Essie Davis will star in “True History of the Kelly Gang,” with filming planned for March in Australia.

Justin Kurzel (“Assassin’s Creed”) will direct from a script by Shaun Grant, based on Peter Carey’s Booker Prize-winning novel. MacKay will portray notorious bushranger Ned Kelly, who died at the age of 25 in 1880 in a shootout with Australian police.

The cast includes Travis Fimmel, Sean Keenan, Dacre Montgomery, Harry Greenwood, Thomasin McKenzie, and Earl Cave.

Kurzel said “Peter Carey’s book ‘The True History of the Kelly Gang’ always felt like the true spirit of Ned Kelly. Unsentimental, brutal, raw and visceral. His story is one of the great odysseys in history, and I feel excited to be bringing it to the screen with a fresh cinematic eye. This is a really unique and modern cast, and I am so proud to be working with such a talented ensemble of new
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Interview with Yuhang Ho: We wanted the fights to be realistic and nothing too flashy

Yuhang Ho was trained as an engineer but went into film-making due to his love for vintage films. He began his career by shooting commercials in the mid 1990’s. In 2000, he co-directed a Malaysian documentary “Semangat Insan: Masters of Tradition” highlighting the need to preserve Malaysia’s traditional art forms. He then made his feature film directorial debut in the 2003 film “Min”.He went to receive international recognition for his film “Rain Dogs”, won the New Talent Award at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2006 and also named best director at the Festival of the Three Continents in 2006.

His 2009 revenge drama “At The End of Daybreak” revived the career of the veteran actress Kara Hui, who was an action star of the Shaw Brothers era. “Daybreak” earned her seven best actress awards. She has since gone on to star in “Wu Xia,” “Rigor Mortis,” and “The Midnight After.”

On the
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British Action Film ‘Close’ Receives Thailand’s First Location Incentive

British director Vicky Jewson’s buddy action movie “Close” is the first film to receive approval from the location incentive scheme launched by Thailand at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

At Cannes this year, Thailand will host two separate events for project and business pitches, as well as a major party. Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi is expected to attend the party.

Close,” due to start principal photography in June, is set in the dangerous world of elite female bodyguards who offer protection to the rich and famous. The movie is produced by the U.K.’s Jewson Films and produced by Charles Salmon.

“We are delighted that the process of application and approvals for the new incentives has run according to schedule, and that we are able to announce the first qualifying production,” said Worateera Suvarnsorn, director of the Thailand Film Office.

The new incentives offer a
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Barry Manilow on Life Since Coming Out in People: It’s ‘No News to Everyone Around Me’

Barry Manilow on Life Since Coming Out in People: It’s ‘No News to Everyone Around Me’
He recently came out as gay in the pages of People, and on Thursday morning Barry Manilow was near tears as he reflected on the love and support he’s received from his fans over his 50-year career.

“What a ride it’s been,” Manilow, 73, told Savannah Guthrie and Carson Daly during a sit-down on Today.

He called his fans “great people,” remembering the love he’s received from them.

“You should walk down the street with me one day. These strangers say the most beautiful things to me. They thank me for helping them through their lives,” Manilow said.
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Barry Manilow Makes First Concert Appearance Since Publicly Coming Out to People

Barry Manilow Makes First Concert Appearance Since Publicly Coming Out to People
Barry Manilow was welcomed with enthusiastic cheers on Tuesday night, as he took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall for the Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!.

Performing at the monthly event — which raises money for national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and environmental protection — Manilow appeared grateful.

“I’m so happy to be home. I’m a New Yorker, I’m from Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” Manilow told the enthusiastic crowd as he took the stage to a standing ovation. “I’m here to promote an album, my love letter to New York.
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Every Community Fan Will Recognize Ken Jeong's Fallon Walkout Song

Every Community Fan Will Recognize Ken Jeong's Fallon Walkout Song
Ken Jeong and Tonight Show house band The Roots paid their respects to the late, great Community on Wednesday.

VideosCommunity Movie ‘Will Happen,’ Series Creator Dan Harmon Declares

The Artist Formerly Known as Señor Chang arrived in style for his sit-down with Jimmy Fallon, dancing his way through the audience to a familiar tune. The song, of course, was none other than “Daybreak” by Michael Haggins — aka Abed’s favorite song.

Humming the opening bars of the smooth jazz tune essentially became a running gag on Community following its first use in Season 3’s Halloween episode, during which Troy
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Wide Management unveils 'Glory' sales on eve of Efm

Exclusive: Bulgarian drama has sold to more than 20 territories since premiering at Locarno.

Paris-based sales house Wide Management has unveiled a slew of sales on gritty Bulgarian drama Glory, sealed since its premiere at Locarno last summer, on the eve of the Efm.

The second film by Bulgarian directorial duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, the modern morality tale revolves around a railway worker who finds a large stash of cash on a railway tracks and dutifully hands it in to the authorities.

Wide has announced deals to France (Urban Distribution), the UK (New Wave), Germany (Mouna), Ireland (Access Cinema), Benelux (Arti Film), Austria (FilmLaden), Sweden (Starlet Media), Norway (Tour de Force), Iceland (Bioparadis), Spain (La Aventura) and Portugal (Leopardo filmes).

In Central and Eastern Europe it has sold to Poland (Bomba Film), Romania (Transilvania Film), Hungary (Vertigo),), Czech Republic (Film Europe), ex-Yugoslavia (Fivia), Lithuania (Kino Pavasaris), Latvia (Kinobiz), Macedonia and Albania (KT Film) and Estonia (Estonia
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First Look: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce in 'The Wife'

First Look: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce in 'The Wife'
Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce play a married couple at a breaking point in The Wife, the first image from which was released Monday. 

Based on Meg Wolitzer's novel and directed by Berlin Silver Bear winner Bjorn Runge (Daybreak, Mouth to Mouth), the film sees six-time Academy Award nominee Close as Joan Castleman, wife of one of America's preeminent novelists (played by Pryce) who is about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. But after decades spent ignoring her own literary talents to focus on his, she finally decides that enough is enough.

Production on the project, which also stars Elizabeth McGovern (Downton...
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Singapore Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

Upcoming 27th edition to open with Asian premiere of Dain Iskandar Said’s Interchange on November 23.

The 27th Singapore International Film Festival (Sgiff) has unveiled its full line-up, comprising 161 titles from 52 countries across 13 sections.

The selection includes 16 world premieres, nine international premieres and 18 Asian premieres.

Among them are new features by masters such as Garin Nugroho, Lav Diaz, Tran Anh Hung, Naomi Kawase, Fruit Chan, Anurag Kashyap, Reha Erdem, Trinh Minh-ha, Kirill Serebrennikov, Kelly Reichardt and Ken Loach, many of whose earlier works were previously screened at the festival, according to programme director Zhang Wenjie.

In addition to the masters, Wenjie adds that a number of new filmmakers from Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Mongolia, Japan, Nepal, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Latin America, Taiwan, Singapore and the Us are featured across various sections.

10 Asian films are vying for the Silver Screen Awards, including the world premieres of Abdulla Mohammed Saad’s Live From Dhaka and Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo
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24-Year-Old Georgia News Anchor Dies After Falling 185 Feet From Waterfall During Birthday Hike

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24-Year-Old Georgia News Anchor Dies After Falling 185 Feet From Waterfall During Birthday Hike
A 24-year-old Georgia television news anchor and reporter fell 185 feet to her death after being swept over a waterfall in Asheville, North Carolina. Taylor Terrell - who had worked for 41Nbc in Macon, Georgia, since August 2013 - was hiking with a friend in Pisgah National Forest on Thursday to celebrate her 25th birthday, when she was killed. According to reports, Taylor was wading in a stream at the top of Rainbow Falls when she lost her footing. The current swept her over the falls. She would have been 25 on Friday. "Hi, I'm at Rainbow Falls. My friend got caught by the current,
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24-Year-Old Georgia News Anchor Dies After Falling 185 Feet From Waterfall During Birthday Hike

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24-Year-Old Georgia News Anchor Dies After Falling 185 Feet From Waterfall During Birthday Hike
A 24-year-old Georgia television news anchor and reporter fell 185 feet to her death after being swept over a waterfall in Asheville, North Carolina. Taylor Terrell - who had worked for 41Nbc in Macon, Georgia, since August 2013 - was hiking with a friend in Pisgah National Forest on Thursday to celebrate her 25th birthday, when she was killed. According to reports, Taylor was wading in a stream at the top of Rainbow Falls when she lost her footing. The current swept her over the falls. She would have been 25 on Friday. "Hi, I'm at Rainbow Falls. My friend got caught by the current,
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Dallas 'Favorite Foodie' TV Personality Stacy Fawcett Stabbed to Death by Son

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Dallas 'Favorite Foodie' TV Personality Stacy Fawcett Stabbed to Death by Son
Popular Dallas food reporter Stacy Fawcett - known as "Dallas' Favorite Foodie," on Channel 8's News 8 Daybreak - has died, People confirms. In a statement obtained by People, the Plano Police Department confirmed that Fawcett, 45, and her son Josiah Utu, 17, both suffered fatal stab wounds early Friday when Fawcett's eldest son 19-year-old McCann Utu Jr. attacked the pair before stabbing himself. After the incident, a male suspect contacted police, telling the 911 operator that he had committed murder. Officers were then dispatched to the home in Plano, Texas - a suburb 20 miles north of Dallas - where they "made entry into
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Busan: Korean Star Lee Min-ho Makes Chinese Double Bid for Fame

Fast-rising Korean star Lee Min-ho will headline two Chinese movies from Hong Kong’s indie sales and production outfit Fame Universal Entertainment.

Lee stars in “The Bittersweet,” an action thriller now in post-production, and in upcoming “F Team,” a $10 million feature adaptation of a hit reality TV series. Both will be released in the second quarter of 2016.

A Guangdong Radio & Television Station car racing series is the backbone for “F Team.” The movie has already received its shooting permit and is currently in pre-production. Co-directors are Chan Wui Ngai (director of choreographer for Bruce Lee’s “The Big Boss”) and Chan Chung Tai action director on “At The End of Daybreak”.)

The story involves members of the public and celebrities learning to pull together to form a pro-racing team. “We have a great, positive, action-adventure story that is a little different from the TV show, but with Guangdong TV on
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‘FabLife’: Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen & Joe Zee Tease New Daytime Talker

‘FabLife’: Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen & Joe Zee Tease New Daytime Talker
Tyra Banks is back on daytime TV with new panel show “FABLife,” but the model-turned-television host promises the syndie talker will be unlike anything viewers have seen before on the small screen.

“I’m interested in things that are not the same. I’m also interested in television where I’m not by myself. It is hard by yourself, it is lonely by yourself, it is tiring by yourself,” says Banks, who hosted six seasons of her own syndicated talk show “The Tyra Banks Show” from 2005 to 2010, adding that the “life-stylist” co-hosts are what make the show unique.

“I was not interested in coming back to daytime and doing like, ‘Tyra Show’ part two,” the host insists.

Banks is joined by four lifestyle experts who round out the roundtable with different areas of expertise. Chrissy Teigen, the model and “Lip Sync Battle” host who has garnered a huge social media
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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 lineup rumours: Which celebrities could take part this year?

Strictly Come Dancing is still months away, but the rumours about which celebrities could be taking part this year are really starting to heat up now - and they've been going since January. So it felt like a good time to start to put together all the speculation we've heard to see if we can figure out who'll be hitting the ballroom in the new series.

Strictly Come Dancing: This is how they keep the celebrities taking part a secret

Strictly Come Dancing 2015 winner: We rank the celebrities' changes of topping BBC One's dance-off

With all the contestants now confirmed, check out the lineup below - and lament what could have been with the rumours that didn't become a reality. Oh well, there's always the Christmas special...

Confirmed

Rumoured

Confirmed contestants

Jeremy Vine

King of the swingometer Jeremy became the first celebrity confirmed for Strictly on August 10.

The
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Star Wars Instagram artist shows the secret life of Stormtroopers

Earlier this year we picked artist Darryl Jones as one of 23 Instagram accounts you should follow, and it's still a must see.

The page features a whole bunch of awesome artwork, but its main attraction is the secret life of Eric, a sensitive Stormtrooper who enjoys chess, motorbiking and flower arranging. Have a look at just some of the best work from Jones below.

Meanwhile.... In a quiet pub in a far away land.... Stands a man in his Jean Pants, Pondering life. And drinking... #haveyouseeneric #beer #magners #cider #studio #darrylljones

A photo posted by Darryll Jones (@darrylljones) on Apr 1, 2014 at 7:18am Pdt

Daybreak on a boat, in and around the floating village he floats, Aberdeen fishing market in Hong Kong, The smell of fish, so very strong, Putting together the final chapters of his book... Simple Sam and the adventures he took, Little does he know what waits in store.
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Shane Farley Named Ep of Tyra Banks’ Talk Show ‘FabLife’

Shane Farley Named Ep of Tyra Banks’ Talk Show ‘FabLife’
Tyra Banks’ upcoming syndicated lifestyle talk show “FabLife” has found its executive producer in Shane Farley.

The Emmy-winning producer’s credits include six years at Rachael Ray’s eponymous syndicated talk show and, most recently, at VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live With Nick Lachey” and “The Gossip Table.”

He is joined by Rebecca Mayer as co-executive producer, who co-exec produced the “FabLife” pilot, and Karl Newton and George Davilas as senior supervising producers. Newton’s credits include the U.K. morning show “Daybreak.” Davilas is an Emmy winner for the syndicated talk show “The Doctors,” which he also launched.

“We have strategically assembled a diverse team with strong leadership in Shane Farley and co-ep, Rebecca Mayer, who will join executive producers Tyra Banks and Mark Schulman,” said Lisa Hackner, ABC Entertainment’s exec VP of daytime & syndicated programming, who made the announcement. “This is a dream team of award-winning
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All the Bgt winners: Ranking the winning acts by their success post-Britain's Got Talent

Congratulations to Jules O'Dwyer and her loveable border collie Matisse who won Britain's Got Talent last night (May 31). We must admit we came over a tad teary-eyed when Matisse's three-legged collie companion Skippy made his debut in their final act.

Last night's final prompted us to look back at all eight winners from the ITV talent show to see how they faired after their victories.

From Collabro to Pudsey the dog - which acts have had the most success post-bgt? Here's our ranking below:

1. Paul Potts

Paul Potts stunned the judges, audience and viewers of Bgt alike with his breathtaking rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' on the ITV talent show's first run in 2007. His audition became a YouTube sensation and was later confirmed as the fourth most viewed YouTube video in the UK.

Following his transition from Carphone Warehouse salesman to Bgt winner, Potts released his debut album One Chance
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Good Morning Britain fails to outshine Daybreak, one year on

ITV breakfast show pulls in fewer viewers than its predecessor, despite £1.5m revamp and hiring of Susanna Reid

Almost a year on since the £1.5m launch of Good Morning Britain figures show that ITV’s new breakfast show has pulled in fewer viewers than its much-maligned predecessor Daybreak.

And despite high-profile signings such as Susanna Reid from the BBC, Gmb is still being regularly beaten by rival BBC Breakfast.

Related: Susanna Reid apologises over swearing in Piers Morgan's Good Morning Britain debut

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