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Nervous Toddler Meeting Santa Claus for the First Time Uses Sign Language to Hilariously Call for 'Help'

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Meeting Santa in a mall is a rite of passage for many children, but for some, it could be nerve-wracking. The experience of meeting Saint Nick creeped out one toddler so much he used sign language to call his mother for help, making for one hilarious holiday photo.

When Kerry Spencer became a mother, one of the things she most looked forward to experiencing was the annual visit to the neighborhood Santa Claus for a Christmas photo. But when she brought then 1-year-old Samuel to see Santa for the first time in 2005 when they lived in Provo, Utah, Spencer didn
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Meghan Trainor Says Boyfriend Daryl Sabara's Fitness Encouragement Has 'Changed My Entire Life' (Exclusive)

Meghan Trainor Says Boyfriend Daryl Sabara's Fitness Encouragement Has 'Changed My Entire Life' (Exclusive)
Meghan Trainor has a very special trainer of her own! The almost 24-year-old pop star spoke to Et’s Keltie Knight at a press event for her new show The Four: Battle for Stardom on Thursday where she opened up about her new reality competition series and how her boyfriend, Daryl Sabara, has changed her outlook on health and fitness.

“I was really excited because it’s brand new and it’s not what you've seen before,” Trainor said of the Fox show. “It’s very fresh and the reward is so amazing -- how they actually give you an opportunity to work with people in the music industry and to have a chance to be heard on the radio -- that’s just a no brainer for me.”

And as she gears up for new music and her new series, Trainor is also in the best shape of her life, thanks to Sabara
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Oscar Race Is the Year of the Character Actress

Oscar Race Is the Year of the Character Actress
Ask Melissa Leo about the challenges of being a “character actor” and she’ll respond with a hearty laugh.

“Because I get hired at the last minute my moniker for myself is ‘Last-Minute Leo.’ They call me in when they don’t know what else to do,” Leo says. She adds that it’s “a badge of honor.”

Actors who have the “character” label may not always land magazine covers (or want them, frankly), but a number of lauded actresses known for getting lost in their roles are dominating this particular awards season with a vengeance. The legendary Frances McDormand (four Oscar noms and one win) in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is one of them, Lesley Manville in “Phantom Thread” is another. And of course Leo, who won an Oscar for her role in “The Fighter.”

In the 1960s period drama “Novitiate,” Leo pays a Reverend Mother whose world is turned upside down by new reforms
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Here's Why This Beauty Vlogger Uses Sign Language in Makeup Tutorials

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When a deaf classmate asked 24-year-old beauty vlogger Catherine Martinez to translate what was being said in a video, she realized there was an entire population neglected by the vlogger-sphere. Currently, there are 28 million Americans that are considered deaf or hearing disabled, according to the National Court Reporters Association (Ncra). Then and there, she made it her mission to start creating content with American Sign Language (Asl) and closed captions.

“A deaf woman in my class would always ask me about my makeup,
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Jimmy Fallon Explains Why His Humor Isn’t More Political: ‘It’s Just Not What I Do’ — Watch

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Jimmy Fallon Explains Why His Humor Isn’t More Political: ‘It’s Just Not What I Do’ — Watch
Jimmy Fallon has yet to fully recover from playing with Donald Trump’s hair last year. Though his ratings are down and his reputation has taken a hit, the “Tonight Show” host is still confident in his approach — in part because political humor simply isn’t his forte. “It’s just not what I do. I think it’d be weird for me to start doing it now,” he told “Today.”

Read More:Jimmy Fallon Opens up About Fallout From Trump Interview: ‘I Was Devastated’

“I don’t really even care that much about politics. I gotta be honest. I love pop culture more than I love politics. I’m just not that brain,” Fallon continued. Part of his reasoning has to do with the fact that Fallon believes other late-night hosts are better equipped to grapple with politics: “I think the other guys are doing it very well. Colbert’s doing great.
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Photo Flash: First Look at Jane Kaczmarek and More in Deaf West's Our Town at Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California and Deaf West Theatre, the performing arts organization behind the Tony Award-winning and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, present a new production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Directed by Tony Award-nominated Sheryl Kaller Broadway's Next Fall, Mothers and Sons, this groundbreaking new co-production by Pasadena Playhouse and Deaf West Theatre is being performed in both American Sign Language and spoken English through October 22, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look a the cast in action below
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‘Transparent’ Just Accomplished Another Screen First + More Industry News

Want to learn filmmaking from Martin Scorsese? You’re in luck! The director is the MasterClass’ newest online instructor for aspiring filmmakers. And it will only cost you $90. (MasterClass) Get in shape like a droog. When they’re not performing Off-Broadway at the New World Stages, the cast of “A Clockwork Orange” has a particularly intense workout regimen to get them in shape for the grueling, physically-demanding show. (New York Times) Amy Sherman-Palladino just signed a multi-year deal with Amazon.The creator of “Gilmore Girls” and upcoming “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” inked a deal with the streaming giant—whatever the Palladinos come up with next, Amazon gets. (Variety) Meet the man bringing hip-hop to life for the deaf and hard of hearing.Matt Maxey, founder of DEAFinitely Dope, is known as “the deaf Kanye West” whose Asl interpretation of artists like Chance the Rapper is “an explosive, code-switching mishmash of textbook American Sign Language,
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Boy or Girl? Brandon Heath Announces First Child on the Way with Sweet Reveal - See the Clip!

Brandon Heath has a busy few months ahead of him!

The Christian singer-songwriter has a new album out next month and is expecting a daughter in December, his rep confirms to People exclusively. The baby girl will be the first child for Heath and his wife Siebe, who wed in 2014.

“I can’t wait to be a daddy!” Heath — who named his upcoming record, Faith Hope Love Repeat, after the title track he wrote for his daughter — tells People, sharing a heartwarming video of himself unwrapping a gift to reveal the sex of the little one on the way.
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Deaf Community Outraged After a Sign Language Interpreter Signed Nonsense During Hurricane Irma Press Conference

Deaf Community Outraged After a Sign Language Interpreter Signed Nonsense During Hurricane Irma Press Conference
On Sept. 8, an interpreter for the deaf signed a variety of unrelated words while trying to translate a Hurricane Irma evacuation message to hearing impaired residents of Manatee County, Florida.

County leaders told Wfla they were “in a pinch” and needed to find a sign language interpreter fast, so they turned to Marshall Greene, a lifeguard for the county’s marine rescue unit, who had a deaf older brother.

But instead of conveying the appropriate message, Greene signed incoherent nonsense like, “Help you at that time too use bear big,” according to the Bradenton Herald.

Leaders for the deaf community
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Marvel’s Inhumans: How Black Bolt “Speaks” In The Series

A lot of general audiences may not know a lot about Inhumans — hell, my own knowledge of Inhumans is relatively limited — but if you’ve been following the upcoming ABC’s series progress, chances are you’re aware of Black Bolt’s inability to speak. Unfortunately, ol’ Bolty’s been cursed with the worst superpower ever: his voice has the ability to level entire cities.

While this particular superpower may be useful when your foe is in outer space, or on a planet or city full of no inhabitants, wildlife, or buildings, it’s not so great when in the middle of a city or kingdom of your own people. As such, Black Bolt has to largely remain silent in the series. This creates its own set of issues in terms of the actor’s ability to convey emotion, but it also makes communicating in general a tricky ordeal.

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Film News Roundup: Jay Duplass, Edie Falco Drama ‘Outside In’ Gets 2018 Release

Film News Roundup: Jay Duplass, Edie Falco Drama ‘Outside In’ Gets 2018 Release
In today’s film news roundup, the Jay Duplass and Edie Falco drama “Outside In” gets a theatrical release, and “Wonderstruck” actress Millicent Simmonds lands a role in John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s “A Quiet Place.”


The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to Lynn Shelton’s drama “Outside In,” starring Jay Duplass and Edie Falco, with plans for a release in early 2018.

Producers are Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt. “Outside In” marks the eighth collaboration between between Duplass Brothers Productions and The Orchard.

Shelton directed “Outside In” from script she co-wrote with Jay Duplass. Falco plays a high school teacher and Duplass portrays her ex-student, as they explore a relationship after his release from a 20-year prison sentence. The film will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Shelton’s directing credits include “Humpday,” “Your Sister’s Sister” and “Laggies.” Duplass is currently starring on the Amazon series “Transparent,” producing
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Calling All GloBugz! GloZell Green Launches New YouTube Channel Aimed at Educating Preschoolers

Calling All GloBugz! GloZell Green Launches New YouTube Channel Aimed at Educating Preschoolers
GloZell Green is leveraging her online presence to help kids learn!

The video star has teamed up with Bunim/Murray Productions (Bmp) and Pb&J to launch GloBugz!, a children’s brand and YouTube channel — named after her fan base! — dedicated to helping preschoolers become familiar with concepts in science, math, literacy, foreign language and much more.

“I love to make people laugh, and I believe that laughter and song are the best way to help young children learn,” Green, 44, says, adding of the partnership, “I’m really excited about working with Bunim/Murray and Pb&J to unleash the
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L.A. Now Casting: ‘Tribes’ Seeks Its Lead + More Gigs

A Drama Desk award-winning play about the importance of community is looking for actors for a West Coast production this fall. “Tribes,” written by Nina Raine, is about Billy, the only deaf child in a hearing family who is introduced to the deaf community by Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of losing her hearing. The Anaheim, California production is currently seeking male and female talent aged 20–30 to play several principal roles, including Billy and Sylvia. The actor playing Billy should be a deaf actor with fluency in American Sign Language. There are also two supporting roles available for a male actor and a female actor, both ages 50–70 to play Billy’s mother and father, respectively. There is an open casting call on July 5 and July 6 in Anaheim, California. Rehearsals begin Aug. 8 and the show runs Sept. 30–Oct. 22 at Chance Theater. Pay is $600 for the total production run of 16 performances.
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Chance the Rapper Just Made History by Hiring Asl Interpreters For His Concert Tour

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Chance the Rapper Just Made History by Hiring Asl Interpreters For His Concert Tour
A post shared by DEAFinitelyDope (@deafinitelydope) on Jun 14, 2017 at 6:18am Pdt Chance the Rapper has launched an arts and literature fund and donated $1 million to Chicago public schools, and now, the 24-year-old musician is focusing his attention on his deaf and hard-of-hearing fans. On June 14, Chance announced that he's hired American Sign Language interpreters for the remainder of his Be Encouraged Tour. The special announcement was made in an Instagram video shared by Atlanta-based DEAFinitely Dope, an organization founded by Matthew Maxey with the goal of uniting "the hearing and deaf communities through music and signing." "I want all those hard of hearing and deaf in the Tampa area to come out and see the show," Chance said in the clip. In addition to his announcement, Chance also gave out 50 free tickets to his Tampa, Fl, show and is reportedly the first rapper to ever hire his own Asl interpreters for a tour.
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UK cinemas failing deaf audiences, says Ico report

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Findings suggest exhibitors are not meeting demand from deaf audiences.

New research suggests that UK cinemas are failing to cater adequately for deaf audiences.

The report, produced by the Independent Cinema Office, reveals that less than 10% of deaf people surveyed consider their cinema provision as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’, with 67% of respondents citing it as ‘poor’.

Statistics suggest that cinemas are falling behind demand, with 97.5% of respondents agreeing that they would attend more often if the experience was improved.

Less than 9% of respondents believe there are an adequate amount of subtitled screenings in their local area, with 23% saying that these screenings are non-existent.
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Gene Simmons Tries to Trademark Devil's Horns Hand Gesture

Gene Simmons Tries to Trademark Devil's Horns Hand Gesture
Kiss' Gene Simmons is attempting to copyright the devil's horns rock salute. Yes, really. The guy who has made a Kiss coffin for you to be buried in is now claiming to have invented the hard rockin' hand-gesture that is also really close to American Sign Language's I love you and frighteningly similar to the way Spider-Man shoots his webs. Simmons has done a lot of things in his long, long career, some of things are good and some are bad. We'll let you decide where to put this one.

The Hollywood Reporter has brought Simmons' latest attempt to remain relevant in any way he can to our attention. Simmons apparently filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office late last week and is awaiting a response. Simmons is claiming that "his hand gesture" was first used at a Kiss concert on November 14th, 1974 which would
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Quentin Tarantino Directed ‘Django’ Like A ‘Tyrant,’ Cursed At Jamie Foxx During Rehearsal — Watch

Quentin Tarantino Directed ‘Django’ Like A ‘Tyrant,’ Cursed At Jamie Foxx During Rehearsal — Watch
Some filmmakers are notorious control freaks who forbid improvisation on set and want everything to go exactly according to their vision. Quentin Tarantino is one of those filmmakers.

During a stop at The Howard Stern Show this month to promote his new Fox game show “Beat Shazam,” Jamie Foxx reminisced on just how controlling Tarantino could be by quoting one of his moments on the set of “Django Unchained.”

Read More: The ‘Django Unchained’ Cheat Sheet: 10 Things That Will Help You Understand Tarantino’s Referential Bloodfest

Tarantino, who Foxx lovingly refers to as a “tyrant” on set, did not like the way the actor was interpreting Django. Instead of playing a long-suffering slave at the beginning of the movie, Foxx was leaning into the character’s coolness, much to the disapproval of Tarantino. Let’s just say the director made sure Foxx got the message.

According to Foxx’s spot-on impersonation,
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Nyle Dimarco Slams Jamie Foxx For Making Up Gibberish Sign Language On ‘Jimmy Fallon’

Nyle Dimarco expressed his thoughts about Jamie Foxx’s use of pretend “sign language” on Twitter. Foxx was a guest at Jimmy Fallon‘s show on Friday, May 26. He made random gestures with his hands before Fallon transitioned to a commercial break. The Dancing With the Stars season 22 winner, who is deaf, wrote on Twitter: “It is […]

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Switched at Birth: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six on Freeform?

Vulture WatchWhat's in store for "switsters" Daphne and Bay? Has the Switched at Birth TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on Freeform? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Switched at Birth, season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on , Switched at Birth follows Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc) and Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano). Their lives are turned upside after Bay discovers that, as babies, they were sent home from the hospital with the wrong families. A family drama, Switched at Birth explores early adulthood, blended families, and deaf culture. It also includes scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language. In addition, the
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‘Wonderstruck’ Dp Edward Lachman Tells All: How He Created the Eloquence of Silent Movies and the Grit of ‘The French Connection’

‘Wonderstruck’ Dp Edward Lachman Tells All: How He Created the Eloquence of Silent Movies and the Grit of ‘The French Connection’
Todd Haynes loves period films, and capturing the look of the eras’ movies, but he doesn’t stop there; he’s obsessed with the visual languages as well. And all of that would be impossible without Haynes’ longtime cinematographer Edward Lachman, who takes a forensic approach: If you want the look, it makes sense to use the tools and production modes that created it.

In “Far From Heaven,” Lachman figured out how to recreate the manufactured studio look of Douglas Sirk’s 1950s Universal melodramas, while shooting on real locations. For “Carol,” he mirrored the color palette and sense of composition of mid-century color photographers like Saul Leiter.

Read More: Cannes Review – With ‘Wonderstruck,’ Todd Haynes Returns With A Profoundly Moving Fable For All Ages

Lachman and Haynes’ latest collaboration on “Wonderstruck” – which just premiered at Cannes to rave reviews and is in the early poll position for the Palme
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