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Julianne Moore to Star in Julie Taymor’s Gloria Steinem Biopic

Moore in “Still Alice

Julie Taymor’s upcoming adaptation of Gloria Steinem’s memoir has found a leading lady. “My Life on the Road” — which already seemed too good to be true — just got even better. Julianne Moore has signed on to portray the iconic feminist in the June Pictures project. Deadline broke the news.

Described as a coming-of-age story chronicling Steinem’s “growth from a reluctant spokesperson of a movement, into a galvanizing symbol for equality, with a focus on the encounters along the road that helped shape her,” the film is being penned by Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl.

“My Life on the Road” was published in 2015. Steinem’s other books include “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions,” “Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem,” and “Doing Sixty & Seventy.” Along with Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan, Steinem co-founded the Women’s Media Center, an organization that works towards making women more visible in media. She also co-founded Ms. magazine.

“We can talk about glass ceilings, but we have to remember there was a time when there wasn’t even a door,” Moore has said. “I don’t take any of it for granted for a minute.” She emphasized that she’s “not of a generation who might have forgotten,” and explained, “for those of us who were born in the ‘60s and came of age in the ‘70s, and remember the women’s movement — I mean, my God, birth control wasn’t legal in the U.S. until 1965, I think. That’s insane! And there are girls today who don’t know that.”

Moore’s upcoming projects include “Bel Canto,” an adaptation of Ann Patchett’s novel about an opera singer who is held hostage in South America, and a re-imagining of Sebastian Lelio’s critically acclaimed 2013 drama “Gloria,” which will see her playing a lonely, free-spirited woman in her 50s. She won an Academy Award in 2015 for her portrayal of a linguistics professor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in “Still Alice.” She’s also earned nods for “Far from Heaven,” “The Hours,” “The End of the Affair,” and “Boogie Nights.” She took home an Emmy and Golden Globe for depicting Sarah Palin in HBO’s “Game Change.”

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Four Mother-Daughter Movies Could Dominate Awards Season

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Four Mother-Daughter Movies Could Dominate Awards Season
Mother-daughter relationships have always been the stuff of great drama. And the Oscars are no exception. Three decades ago the “Moonstruck” acting duo Olympia Dukakis and Cher both won gold for playing a strong-willed New York Italian mother and her feisty daughter. Six years later, as a mute Scottish teacher and her de facto interpreter in New Zealand, Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin repeated that twofer triumph with Jane Campion’s “The Piano.”

Onscreen mother-daughter conflict has resulted in other dual Academy Award nominations: selfless Barbara Stanwyck tricked Anne Shirley into marrying rich in tearjerker “Stella Dallas” (1937); Meryl Streep’s big mouth inspired a rebellious Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County” (2013); Piper Laurie was literally crucified by Sissy Spacek in “Carrie” (1976). At the start of this decade, Mo’Nique won an Oscar portraying the sexually abusive parent of fellow “Precious” nominee Gabourey Sidibe. Back in 1984, both Shirley MacLaine and
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Mark Halperin Out at Showtime as Future of The Circus Remains in Limbo

Mark Halperin Out at Showtime as Future of The Circus Remains in Limbo
Showtime is getting out of the Mark Halperin business — though it’s not quite ready to forgo the entire Circus.

The cable network has confirmed that Halperin, who earlier this week was accused by five women of sexual harassment, will not be invited back for a hypothetical third season of political docuseries The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.

“Should The Circus move forward with another season, Mark Halperin will not be a part of it,” a Showtime spokesperson said in a statement made to our sister site Deadline.

RelatedMark Halperin Suspended by NBC News Following Harassment
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Mark Halperin ‘Profoundly Sorry for the Pain and Anguish I Have Caused’

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Mark Halperin ‘Profoundly Sorry for the Pain and Anguish I Have Caused’
Game Change” author Mark Halperin, who’s been accused of sexual harassment by numerous women, issued a lengthy statement via Twitter on Friday, saying that he is “profoundly sorry for the pain and anguish I have caused.” “The world is now publicly acknowledging what so many women have long known: Men harm women in the workplace. That new awareness is, of course, a positive development. For a long time at ABC News, I was part of the problem,” Halperin continued. “I acknowledge that and I deeply regret it. As I said earlier in the week, my behavior was wrong. It caused.
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HBO Cancels ‘Game Change’ Follow-Up After Sexual Harassment Accusations

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HBO Cancels ‘Game Change’ Follow-Up After Sexual Harassment Accusations
After years of Hollywood turning a blind eye to terrible behavior within its industry, it seems as if the Harvey Weinstein scandal is actually inspiring companies to take action and distance themselves from perpetrators of that behavior. Whether they’re doing so cynically out of a sense of self-interest or out of a desire to actually do the […]

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Heartbroken Mika Brzezinski Speaks Out on Allegations Against Her ‘Friend’ Mark Halperin

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Heartbroken Mika Brzezinski Speaks Out on Allegations Against Her ‘Friend’ Mark Halperin
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski says that even though her “heart breaks” for her friend Mark Halperin as he stands accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, she supports NBC’s decision to suspend the longtime contributor.

Brzezinski, who co-hosts MSNBC’s political talk show Morning Joe with fiancé Joe Scarborough, said she speaks for both of them in saying: “Our hearts break for Mark and his family because he is our friend. But we fully support NBC’s decision here. We want to know more about these disturbing allegations. We want to hear the stories.”

“We need to know what
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HBO Drops “Game Change” Follow-Up After Mark Halperin Sexual Harrassment Claims

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HBO has had a lot of success partnering with Jay Roach on movies about presidential elections. They previously scored with Recount and especially Game Change, which racked up five Emmys including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. Game Change was based on the book co-written by Mark Halperin, who views politics not as something that affects people lives, but simply as a dramatic arena filled with big personalities, ripe for epic stories where everyone is a colorful scumbag and actual policies are topics for nerds. The network hoped to stay in the Halperin business and had been working with him on …
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Mark Halperin’s Book on the 2016 Election Canceled Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

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Mark Halperin’s Book on the 2016 Election Canceled Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations
Another company has distanced itself from Mark Halperin amid multiple sexual harassment accusations leveled at the political analyst and “Game Change” author. Halperin, who was suspended from his contributor gig at MSNBC on Wednesday, has now lost the publisher for his book about the 2016 presidential election. “In light of the recent news regarding Mark Halperin, the Penguin Press has decided to cancel our plans to publish a book he was co-authoring on the 2016 election,” Penguin Press said in a statement tweeted by CNN reporter Oliver Darcy. Also Read: 'Game Change' Miniseries Axed by HBO After Mark Halperin Sexual Misconduct Accusations The.
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‘Game Change’ Miniseries Axed by HBO After Mark Halperin Sexual Misconduct Accusations

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‘Game Change’ Miniseries Axed by HBO After Mark Halperin Sexual Misconduct Accusations
HBO has dropped its planned miniseries about Trump’s 2016 presidential win in light of sexual harassment claims against “Game Change” author Mark Halperin. The project had been announced in March and was to be based on the not-yet-published third book in the nonfiction series co-authored by Halperin and John Heilemann. “HBO is no longer proceeding with the project tied to the untitled book co-authored by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the 2016 Presidential election,” the network said. “HBO has no tolerance for sexual harassment within the company or its productions.” Also Read: Journalist Emily Miller Accuses Mark Halperin of Sexual Harassment The.
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HBO Drops Election Miniseries Based on Book By Mark Halperin, Now Accused of Sexual Harassment By Five Women

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HBO Drops Election Miniseries Based on Book By Mark Halperin, Now Accused of Sexual Harassment By Five Women
The fallout continues from new allegations that journalist Mark Halperin sexually harassed several women. HBO, which had been developing a limited-run series based on an untitled book on the 2016 Presidential election, co-written by Halperin, has now dropped the project.

“HBO is no longer proceeding with the project tied to the untitled book co-authored by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the 2016 Presidential election,” the network said. “HBO has no tolerance for sexual harassment within the company or its productions.”

HBO had previously aired a TV version of the book “Game Change,” which chronicled the 2008 United States presidential election and was also co-authored by Halperin. HBO adapted the novel into an Emmy-winning television movie, starring Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.

Also on Thursday, Showtime said no decision has been made on whether “The Circus,” which includes Halperin as a host, will return for a third season — or what Halperin’s involvement might be.
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HBO Drops Election Miniseries Based on Book By Mark Halperin, Now Accused of Sexual Harassment By Five Women

HBO Drops Election Miniseries Based on Book By Mark Halperin, Now Accused of Sexual Harassment By Five Women
The fallout continues from new allegations that journalist Mark Halperin sexually harassed several women. HBO, which had been developing a limited-run series based on an untitled book on the 2016 Presidential election, co-written by Halperin, has now dropped the project.

“HBO is no longer proceeding with the project tied to the untitled book co-authored by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the 2016 Presidential election,” the network said. “HBO has no tolerance for sexual harassment within the company or its productions.”

HBO had previously aired a TV version of the book “Game Change,” which chronicled the 2008 United States presidential election and was also co-authored by Halperin. HBO adapted the novel into an Emmy-winning television movie, starring Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.

Also on Thursday, Showtime said no decision has been made on whether “The Circus,” which includes Halperin as a host, will return for a third season — or what Halperin’s involvement might be.
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Game Change Author Mark Halperin Accused of Sexual Harassment by 5 Women: Report

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Veteran political journalist and author Mark Halperin has been accused of sexual harassment by five women, according to a new report.

“During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me,” Halperin, 52, said in a statement to CNN Wednesday night. “I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize.”

He added, “Under the circumstances, I’m going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation.”

Halperin is stepping away
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Mark Halperin Suspended by NBC News Following Harassment Allegations

Mark Halperin Suspended by NBC News Following Harassment Allegations
Morning Joe contributor and political analyst Mark Halperin has been suspended by NBC News in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.

According to CNN, Halperin is said to have harassed up to five women during his tenure as ABC News political director more than a decade ago. Those detailed accounts include junior employees being propositioned for sex, as well as kissing and groping against their will.

“We find the story and the allegations very troubling,” MSNBC said in a statement. “Mark Halperin is leaving his role as a contributor until the questions around his past conduct are fully understood.”

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NBC News Analyst Mark Halperin Accused of Sexual Harassment by Five Women

Veteran political journalist Mark Halperin has been accused of sexual harassment by five women during his time at ABC News

According to a CNN report Wednesday, the women allege that Halperin, while in a prominent role at ABC News, propositioned female employees for sex and kissed and grabbed the breasts of one woman against her will. Three of the five women also allege that Halperin pressed his erection against their bodies. Halperin denies groping the women's breasts or pushing his genitals against the three women's bodies. 

Halperin, 52, who co-wrote the book Game Change about the 2008 election, which was later made into...
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‘Game Change’ Author Mark Halperin to ‘Step Back’ From Work Amid Multiple Sexual Harassment Accusations

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‘Game Change’ Author Mark Halperin to ‘Step Back’ From Work Amid Multiple Sexual Harassment Accusations
Veteran political journalist Mark Halperin is taking “a step back from my day-to-day work” after being accused of sexual harassment by five different women, CNN reported. The women, whose names have not been disclosed, told CNN that the harassment occurred while the “Game Change” co-author was still in “a powerful position at ABC News.” Halperin acknowledged the accusations in a statement provided to CNN. “During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me. I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain,” he said. “For that,
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Jay Roach to direct Kent State shooting drama 67 Shots

Deadline is reporting that Jay Roach (Trumbo, Game Change) has signed on to direct 67 Shots, a drama exploring the fatal 1970 shootings at Kent State University, which is based upon Howard Means’ book 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence.

According to the site, the film will chronicle “the buildup that led to the horrific event: the May 4, 1970 shooting of student protesters on the Kent State campus, where 29 guardsmen from the Ohio National Guard fired 67 shots into a crowd of students protesting the war in Vietnam. They killed four students and injured nine others.”

“It is a cautionary tale,”said Roach. “Kent State was a big event for me, and I remember arguing with my dad about it when I was about 13. There was a prevailing movement in the country — they measured it with polls — where the vast majority of Americans blamed the students for what happened. Maybe 60% in
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Nicole Kidman Just Won Her First Emmy, but It Wasn't Her First Shot at the Gold

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To the delight of Big Little Lies fans everywhere, Nicole Kidman took home her first Emmy on Sunday night for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her performance as Celeste Wright. During her speech, Kidman fought back tears as she thanked husband Keith Urban and their two daughters, Sunday, 9, and Faith, 6. She also won the outstanding limited series trophy for her work as a producer on the HBO show. While it may have been the Australian star's first time taking home Emmy gold, it definitely wasn't her first shot at it. In 2012, Kidman was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for her role as Martha Gellhorn in Hemingway & Gellhorn. Sadly, she lost to Julianne Moore, who won for Game Change, but we have a feeling she won't be losing sleep over that loss any longer. Now if only we could get
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HBO Films Redefined the TV Movie — Now It’s Poised to Redefine Itself

694 nominations. 162 wins.

No network has so dominated a category at the Emmy Awards as HBO has TV movies. Its unprecedented run dates back to 1993 with a double win for “Barbarians at the Gate” and “Stalin”; since then, it’s lost just four times.

This year, it has two high-profile contenders — “The Wizard of Lies,” starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” headlined by Oprah Winfrey — as part of the cabler’s overall 111 nominations. Poised to play spoiler are a new iteration of PBS’ “Sherlock” (which won last year) and the “San Junipero” episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.”

“If you look at the category, we know there are a lot of things that maybe aren’t necessarily movies,” says HBO Films president Len Amato, a not-so-thinly veiled slight against the stand-alone episode of “Black Mirror.” “But we just continue to play our game.”

Netflix
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'Rebel in the Rye' Review: 'Spineless' J.D. Salinger Biopic Disappoints

'Rebel in the Rye' Review: 'Spineless' J.D. Salinger Biopic Disappoints
Movies about writers so rarely work that it's a wonder anyone still tries to make them. Rebel in the Rye tries very hard to get inside the head of J.D. Salinger as he struggles to write The Catcher in the Rye. Solid idea; spineless execution. Danny Strong, in his feature directing debut, knows how to put a movie together. But his script is basically an overload of cliches that Salinger's writing avoided like Kryptonite. Strong, whose TV writing is exemplary (Recount, Game Change), is doing a by-the-numbers biopic drawn from
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