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Kid Rock Rants About ‘Snowflakes’ and ‘Fake News’ on Terrible New Song

Kid Rock Rants About ‘Snowflakes’ and ‘Fake News’ on Terrible New Song
Kid Rock gives a middle finger to the “snowflakes” and “a nation of pussies” on “Don’t Tell Me How to Live,” his first new song following a four-year reprieve from his music.

Despite wearing a shirt that reads “Social Media Sucks” throughout the video, Kid Rock spews a series of verses that read like an angry uncle’s tweets about the libs, complaining about cancel culture, “fake news” and how “every kid got a motherfucking trophy.”

“A nation of pussies is our next generation / And these minions and their
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Paul Newman Previously Unpublished Memoir To Be Released Next Year

Paul Newman Previously Unpublished Memoir To Be Released Next Year
A memoir written by actor Paul Newman but left unfinished in his lifetime will be published by Alfred A. Knopf next fall, the publishing house announced today.

Newman started writing the book in the 1980s with screenwriter Stewart Stern, but the memoir remained unfinished and unpublished when the Cool Hand Luke actor died in 2008. The manuscript, according to Knopf, was recently discovered in the Connecticut home where Newman’s wife Joanne Woodward still lives.

The publisher said in a statement that the memoir addresses such topics as “acting, directing, boyhood, family, fame, Hollywood, Broadway, love, his first marriage, his 50-year marriage to Joanne Woodward, drinking, politics, racing, his ultimate ride to stardom, and aging gracefully.”

Said Knopf, “Through Newman’s voice, and the voices of others, the book captures the paradoxical and unstoppable rise of a star who wrestled with doubts, believing he was inferior to Marlon Brando and James Dean,
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Watching Women Watching: An Excerpt from “Inland Empire”

Watching Women Watching: An Excerpt from “Inland Empire”
This is an excerpt from Melissa Anderson’s Inland Empire, available to order from Fireflies Press.Like the Avenging Angel – the Nikki/Susan avatar who delivers a long soliloquy teeming with tales of imperilment – I often don’t know what was before or after in Inland Empire no matter how many times I’ve watched it. Recursive episodes proliferate in the film. At least three times Nikki/Susan dissociates, looking at another version of herself from another vantage point. At one point the Avenging Angel enters an empty movie palace, here a de facto hall of mirrors: she sees herself onscreen saying, ‘Watchin’ it, like in a dark theatre.’ That nearly vacant cinema instantly recalls Mulholland Drive’s Club Silencio, the mystical cabaret that Betty and Rita, desire-drunk after having sex, cab to in the middle of the night – and where their love story, if not their very identities, begins to unravel.
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Best Actor Oscar winners: Watch every acceptance speech from the 21st century

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Best Actor Oscar winners: Watch every acceptance speech from the 21st century
Since the first Best Actor Award was presented to Emil Jannings in 1927, 83 men have heard their names called on the big night, 10 of whom have won more than once in that category. Let’s take a look back at the 22 men in the 21st century who have taken this award. Each of those official acceptance speeches is available below to watch. We have also included one made by Anthony Hopkins, who wasn’t able to attend in 2021 to accept for “The Father,” even though it was recorded the following morning.

Katharine Hepburn is currently the only individual to win four acting Oscars, all in the leading category. However, Daniel Day-Lewis has come close, winning his third Best Actor statue in 2012, a feat Frances McDormand has accomplished on the Best Actress side. Laurence Olivier and Spencer Tracy hold the record for most Best Actor nominations at nine, while Jack Nicholson holds
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‘The Afterparty’ Gets January Release, Teaser at Apple TV Plus (TV News Roundup)

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‘The Afterparty’ Gets January Release, Teaser at Apple TV Plus (TV News Roundup)
Apple TV Plus set Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s “The Afterparty” for a January 2022 debut and released a teaser for the upcoming murder mystery.

The show is set at a high school reunion, and each of the eight episodes retells the events of the night through a different character’s perspective — and therefore unique visual style.

“This is one of the most surprising, original and fun projects we’ve ever made,” said Lord and Miller. “Our goal was to tell a comedic whodunit story in a new and exciting way. By giving each episode its own unique style of storytelling, we were able to make what feels like eight distinctly different but interconnected films that highlight how everyone’s personal perspective and biases shape how they see the world.”

The show stars Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou and Dave Franco.
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French New Wave Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo Dead at 88

French New Wave Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo Dead at 88
French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, known for films like Breathless and Two Women, has died at age 88. The actor, whose death was confirmed by his lawyer to Afp News Agency, died at his home in Paris. No cause of death has been given.

Belmondo, born in 1933 in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, got his start in acting in the 1950s, first working in theater before moving into film. He collaborated with French New Wave auteur Jean-Luc Godard in 1958 short Charlotte And Her Boyfriend, and went on to work with Godard several more times,
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Jean-Paul Belmondo, Star of the French New Wave Classic ‘Breathless,’ Dies at 88

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Star of the French New Wave Classic ‘Breathless,’ Dies at 88
Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, whose performance in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 “Breathless” helped usher in the French New Wave, has died at the age of 88. The actor’s lawyer confirmed the report to news outlets on Monday. No cause of death has been revealed. Belmondo starred in nearly 100 features, for both film and television including the aforementioned “Breathless” and “Pierrot le Fou.”

Belmondo was April 9, 1933 west of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Acting didn’t come immediately to Belmondo. He began as a boxer, making his amateur debut in the ring in 1949. The physical changes to his face, according to the actor, compelled him to leave the sport. He would eventually attend a private drama school , transitioning to the Conservatoire of Dramatic Arts in his twenties. He made his stage debut in 1953.

His first film role came in Jean-Pierre Cassel’s 1957 “On Foot, on Horse, and on Wheels,” but he wound up on the cutting-room floor.
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Jean-Paul Belmondo, French Actor and Star of ‘Breathless,’ Dies at 88

Jean-Paul Belmondo, French Actor and Star of ‘Breathless,’ Dies at 88
Jean-Paul Belmondo, the French cinema star best known for his performance in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless” in 1959, has died, his lawyer confirmed to the news agency Afp on Monday. He was 88.

A cause of death has not been made public.

Belmondo skyrocketed to international fame after appearing in Godard’s 1959 New Wave French classic “Breathless,” and became one of the country’s biggest stars throughout the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

Born in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, the young Belmondo started out as an amateur boxer and, in fact, had an undefeated record. But after spending years pursuing a career as a fighter, he later recalled, “I stopped when the face I saw in the mirror began to change.”

His spent his later teen years at a private drama school and started to perform comedy sketches in the French provinces. After studying for three years at the Conservatoire of Dramatic Arts,
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Jean-Paul Belmondo, Star of Godard’s ‘Breathless,’ Dies at 88

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Jean-Paul Belmondo, Star of Godard’s ‘Breathless,’ Dies at 88
Jean-Paul Belmondo, whose bad-boy presence in Jean-Luc Godard’s new wave masterpiece “Breathless” established him as the French idol of his generation, has died, Variety has confirmed. He was 88.

For more than a decade following the release of “Breathless,” Belmondo reigned as one of France’s top box office stars. The actor was likened alternately to James Dean, Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando for his brooding, charismatic persona, and he proved able to work in virtually any genre. After “Breathless,” the cult that formed around him was dubbed le belmondisme by the French media. Unlike Dean, who was a rebel without a cause, Belmondo’s antihero persona was more existential, detached and irredeemable. With such magnetism, an American career could have been his for the asking, but he largely resisted studio-made productions and later in life openly criticized Hollywood for overly dominating film screens in France.

Though most closely associated with Godard,
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10 Perfectly Cast Coming-Of-Age Main Characters

10 Perfectly Cast Coming-Of-Age Main Characters
In stories about growing up for audiences who are growing up themselves, a strong main character is a necessity. Coming-of-age stories have been around for centuries and have always been popular in cinema, from the days of James Dean to the modern world of Netflix originals.

Related: 10 Of The Best Coming Of Age Movies Everyone Needs To See

While there are many elements of coming-of-age movies that work together to create one timeless tale, such as the soundtrack and shooting locations, the key is a lead protagonist with whom the viewer can wholly identify and empathize. Over the years, there have been some truly impressive young actors who nailed this brief and delivered performances that will forever stand out in their careers.
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Graham Nash’s ‘A Life in Focus’: See Photos of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and More

Graham Nash’s ‘A Life in Focus’: See Photos of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and More
One day when Graham Nash was 10 years old, the police knocked on his family home in Salford, England, and said there was a problem with the camera Nash’s father had recently gifted him. “They told him that the camera had been stolen, and who was it that sold it to him?” Nash recalls. “It’s the same all over the world: You don’t rat your friends out to the police. You just don’t. So they put him on trial and they found him guilty, and then he
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Five Movies That are Eerily Similar to Rebel Without a Cause

Five Movies That are Eerily Similar to Rebel Without a Cause
It’s interesting how certain stories tend to repeat themselves or are diced up into familiar components that eventually show up in other movies. Rebel Without a Cause was undeniably one of James Dean’s best and most memorable pictures since the title was perfect and the lead actor was great without argument. There are a lot of movies that share similar elements with this movie simply because there are a few pieces that became kind of generic over time after they were laid down for the first few times. One has to remember that if we’re really going to start looking

Five Movies That are Eerily Similar to Rebel Without a Cause
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Brand New Cherry Flavor Ending Explained

Brand New Cherry Flavor Ending Explained
This article contains spoilers for Brand New Cherry Flavor.

Brand New Cherry Flavor is an intense, at times bizarre experience. The Netflix horror series based on the Todd Grimson book of the same name intends to capture a dream-like witchiness in early ‘90s L.A. To that end, it’s hard to argue that the endeavor is not successful.

The show, run by Nick Antosca and Lenore Zion (Channel Zero), is so dreamlike, however, that sometimes it can be difficult to determine just what is going on. Throughout the first season, we see indie filmmaker Lisa Nova (Rosa Salazar) dip her toe into some dark magic, but who’s to say she wasn’t experienced in the subject all along?

It’s all compounded by the fact that Brand New Cherry Flavor’s ending doesn’t conclude as definitively as one might expect. The door is clearly open for a second season.
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Ashes and Diamonds

Ashes and Diamonds
Andrzej Wajda’s most celebrated film in the West is a serious thriller about doubt and corruption in a Poland ‘liberated’ by the Soviet Union. It has a cerebral script and a hero with a hipster attitude befitting a window of relative freedom briefly given to Polish filmmakers. Touted as the James Dean of the Eastern Bloc, the dashing Zbigniew Cybulski cuts an image as clean as J.F.K.. But his character, an assassin working for the reactionaries, undergoes a crisis of conscience. The miracle is that the Party censors allowed any doubt as to what our hero’s path should be. Given a stylized, almost expressionist B&w look, Wajda’s masterpiece is an intelligent thinkpiece that lays off the direct propagandizing.

Ashes and Diamonds

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Starring: Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska,
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Jane Withers, Child Star Who Worked With Shirley Temple and James Dean, Dead at 95

Jane Withers, Child Star Who Worked With Shirley Temple and James Dean, Dead at 95
Jane Withers, former child star from Hollywood’s Golden Age who worked with the likes of James Dean, Shirley Temple, and more, has died at 95 years old. According to CNN, Withers passed on Saturday, August 7, surrounded by loved ones in Burbank, California. No cause of death has been reported, but Withers’ death was confirmed by […]

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Kiefer Sutherland and Rob Reiner: how we made Stand By Me

Kiefer Sutherland and Rob Reiner: how we made Stand By Me
‘River Phoenix was like a 13-year-old James Dean. There was so much soul there’

This was the only audition where I did the reading and was hired right there in the room. I absolutely adored Spinal Tap, so to get that kind of affirmation from a director like Rob Reiner at that time in my life was really powerful.
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Jane Withers, Kid Star of the 1930s, Dies at 95

Jane Withers, Kid Star of the 1930s, Dies at 95
Jane Withers, the talented child star who tormented Shirley Temple in Bright Eyes and years later became a trusted confidant of James Dean in his final days on the set of Giant, has died. She was 95.

Withers died Saturday in Burbank, her daughter Kendall Errair announced. “My mother was such a special lady,” she said in a statement. “She lit up a room with her laughter, but she especially radiated joy and thankfulness when talking about the career she so loved and how lucky she was.”

Baby Boomers perhaps will know Withers best for playing the bubbly Josephine the Plumber in ...
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Recasting Twilight If It Had Been Made In The 1950s

Recasting Twilight If It Had Been Made In The 1950s
With Twilight still selling plenty of books, a reboot or sequel is inevitable. While there are many actors to consider if fans were recasting Twilight for today, it's also fun to imagine which actors and actresses would have played the main roles if the movie had been made in the 1950s.

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The 1950s was in some ways the Golden Age of Hollywood, with many of the silver screen's most iconic actors like James Dean and Marilyn Monroe at their professional zenith during this period. Some of them are obvious choices for a theoretical 1950s Twilight franchise, but there are many odd and perhaps not obvious choices as well.
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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Sets ‘The Fortress of Solitude’ Film Adaptation at Amazon (Exclusive)

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Sets ‘The Fortress of Solitude’ Film Adaptation at Amazon (Exclusive)
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will mount a film adaptation of “The Fortress of Solitude” at Amazon Studios, continuing his creative relationship with the streaming giant.

Behind the festival hit “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Current War,” Gomez-Rejon will direct the project based on Jonathan Lethem’s New York Times bestselling novel. Acclaimed playwright Dave Harris is writing the script.

“The Fortress of Solitude” tells the story of two friends, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude, who come of age in 1970s Brooklyn. After receiving a magic ring with the directive to fight evil, Dylan and Mingus forge an indelible bond. But as the years pass, their experiences and opportunities grow increasingly disparate. There are things even a magic ring can’t solve: Dylan is white and Mingus is Black, and in America, that makes a world of difference.

The fortress referred to in the title, comic book fans will know,
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