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Amazon’s Julia Roberts-Fronted TV Drama ‘Homecoming’ To Have World Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival

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Amazon StudiosJulia Roberts-fronted TV drama Homecoming will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, leading the event’s TV line-up.

The psychological thriller, which is based on the eponymous podcast, will screen its first four episodes as part of Tiff’s Primetime series, which runs September 6 through September 16.

Elsewhere, Facebook Watch’s Sorry For Your Loss, which is created by Kit Steinkellner and directed by James Ponsoldt and explores the life of a young widow as she grieves the loss of her husband, will also screen four episodes.

International series include French sci-fi series Ad Vitam, about a collective suicide masterminded by seven teenagers that occurs after the world’s longest-living human being turns 169 years old, Eric Khoo’s horror Folklore: A Mother’s Love & Pob, which is a co-pro between Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, and Noa Yedlin’s Israeli comedy Stockholm.

“Cinematic television has
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Julia Roberts TV thriller 'Homecoming' to premiere at Tiff Primetime

Julia Roberts TV thriller 'Homecoming' to premiere at Tiff Primetime
French sci-fi Ad Vitam to screen. Industry programme includes ‘inclusion rider’ academic Dr Stacy Smith, Werner Herzog.

Tiff top brass on Thursday (August 16) unveiled the Primetime sidebar of TV selections including the first four hours of Amazon StudiosJulia Roberts psychological TV thriller Homecoming, while Taika Waititi makes his first visit to the festival as part of a diverse industry programme.

Homecoming, directed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, is based on the podcast by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg about the truth behind a military reintegration facility.

Primetime brings a very international flavour to its fourth annual selection this year.
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Julia Roberts TV Series ‘Homecoming’ to World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival

The Amazon series “Homecoming,” starring Julia Roberts and directed by “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, will have its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Thursday.

Homecoming,” a psychological thriller created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, is one of the five series that will be included in the festival’s Primetime program, which is devoted to TV from around the world.

Also included in the Toronto Primetime program: “Sorry for Your Loss,” a Facebook Watch series created by Kit Steinkellner and directed by James Ponsoldt, Jessica Yu and Allison Anders; the French sci-fi series “Ad Vitam,” directed by Thomas Cailley; the Asian horror anthology series “Folklore: A Mother’s Love & Pob,” from showrunner Eric Khoo; and David Syrkin’s Israeli comedy “Stockholm.”

Also Read: Sam Esmail Takes Credit for 'Finally' Making Julia Roberts-Dermot Mulroney an On-Screen Couple

Toronto also announced some of the
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TV Comes to Tiff: Julia Roberts-Starring ‘Homecoming’ and More Set for World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

For the fourth year running, Tiff has found ways to include an international range of television into its lineup via the Primetime program, which will spotlight five new series as part of this year’s festival.

Notably, “Homecoming” star Julia Roberts now has two reasons to go to Toronto, as the upcoming Amazon Studios drama, based on the hit podcast and directed by “Mr. Robot” Emmy winner Sam Esmail, will be making its world premiere in Toronto.

The other selections include:

The French sci-fi series “Ad Vitam,” directed by Thomas Cailley and described in the official Tiff release as “about a collective suicide masterminded by seven teenagers that occurs after the world’s longest-living human being turns 169 years old. Threatened by humanity’s efforts to extinguish death and aging, a rebellion rises against regeneration technology, leaving many to question the meaning of life and immortality.” Two episodes will screen for the show’s international premiere.
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Toronto: Amazon's 'Homecoming,' Facebook's 'Sorry For Your Loss' Get First Looks

The Toronto Film Festival on Thursday unveiled world premieres for Amazon's Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts, and Facebook Watch's upcoming series Sorry for Your Loss, with Elizabeth Olsen playing a young widow.

Toronto's Primetime showcase of groundbreaking TV series will screen the first four episodes of Sam Esmail's psychological thriller Homecoming, and the first four episodes of Sorry For Your Loss, a dark comedy about young window Leigh Gibbs (Olsen) as she deals with the grief of losing her husband while reconnecting with people from her past.

Primetime will also screen two episodes each of the French sci-fi series Ad Vitam, and ...
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Hook Is Coming to 4K Ultra HD with 11 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

Hook Is Coming to 4K Ultra HD with 11 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
When Hook arrived in 1991, it wasn't met with the type of fanfare one might associate with a Steven Spielberg movie. Critics loathed it, most fans didn't like it, and over the years it's been called on of the worst in the man's back catalogue of true classics. But there's a faction of very young kids who grew up with the movie, and they're now adults, and somehow Hook became a beloved take on the Peter Pan fairy tale. Now, those fans who just can't get enough of Robin Williams as the boy who never grew up will be able to enjoy Hook in 4k Ultra HD this fall.

Just in time for the holiday season, take a trip back to Never Never Land with the timeless classic Hook, debuting on 4K Ultra HD and on Digital in 4K with Hdr October 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Internationally-acclaimed director Steven Spielberg's
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20 Celebrities Over 50 Who Never Had Plastic Surgery

Call it plastic surgery, Botox, a face lift, or whatever, surgically altering your aging body is commonplace in Hollywood and among celebrities. Multiple surgeries are required for some to keep things uplifting. But there are more than a few bright, aging stars who have avoided the knife. Julia Roberts, approaching the half century mark, told Elle magazine in 2010, “I want my kids to know when I’m upset, when I’m happy, and when I’m confounded.” Julia is best known for being able to express her emotions through her face and eyes, perhaps more than any actress of the last 20

20 Celebrities Over 50 Who Never Had Plastic Surgery
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4K Ultra HD Snags Steven Spielberg’s ‘Hook’ for October Release

Tick, tock, fire up the countdown clock because Steven Spielberg's Hook is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on October 2nd.

Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia RobertsBob Hoskins and Maggie Smith star in the 1991 alternate take on Peter Pan's story that revisits the boy from Never Never Land as an adult. Hook earned five Academy Award nominations.

Steven Spielberg personally approved the new Hook 4K Hdr transfer that came from the original camera negative. Another technical improvement over any previous Hook home video release is the addition of Dolby Atmos audio.

Sony is also included the unexpected surprise of 11 total never-before-seen deleted scenes in additional to previously released bonus features on the inclusive Blu-ray and Digital versions.

Check out the Hook 4K Uhd Blu-ray cover art below.
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The Romanoffs Teaser: Maybe We're All Family!!

The highly anticipated original contemporary anthology series, The Romanoffs, is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video Friday, October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays.

This is the first anthology series for Amazon Prime Video that will roll out on a weekly basis. The Romanoffs will be available initially in the original version in over 200 countries and territories, with dubbed foreign language versions coming in early 2019.

The Romanoffs is an ambitious event series that will be the first-ever anthology released weekly on Prime Video,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, “Filmed around the globe and featuring an incredible, star studded cast, each episode will be a surprise gift to the audience. We are grateful to Matthew Weiner for bringing this groundbreaking series to life for our Prime audience.”

The Romanoffs is created, written, directed and executive produced by nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), featuring eight
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2018 Teen Choice Awards winners list: Full list of nominees and winners in all categories [Updating Live]

2018 Teen Choice Awards winners list: Full list of nominees and winners in all categories [Updating Live]
The 2018 Teen Choice Awards were handed out on Sunday night, August 12, during a ceremony hosted by Nick Cannon and Lele Pons. Prizes were doled out in dozens of categories spanning movies, television, music, fashion, digital, sports, comedy and more. The winners were decided by fans voting online. Scroll down for the complete list of winners, updating live as they’re announced.

Marvel made a killing in film nominations, with “Avengers: Infinity War” picking up 10, “Black Panther” grabbing 9 and “Thor: Ragnarok” earning another 7. On top of that, “Panther” had another couple of bids for the songs from its soundtrack. The films are split into different categories, giving the Marvel Cinematic Universe the chance to dominate across genres. “Avengers” led the way among action films, while “Panther” and “Ragnarok” were in the running for sci-fi prizes.

Riverdale” led the TV field with 12 nominations including Choice TV Drama, which it won last year.
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Why Constance Wu's Leading Role in Crazy Rich Asians Is So Frickin' Important

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Romantic comedies are universal in appeal, but they've historically been limiting in terms of casting. Over the years, white actresses like Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts have dominated female protagonist roles in the genre. The road to progress has been slow, but after an unnecessarily long delay, there's finally an Asian-American leading lady in a major rom-com. In Crazy Rich Asians, Taiwanese-American actress (and queen of lobs) Constance Wu stars as Rachel Chu, a middle-class economics professor who falls for a member of Singapore's elite.

Wu has had a few parts in films and TV series, but her biggest role yet is on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, in which she plays the stern, often inadvertently hilarious Jessica Huang. Besides Jessica, Rachel is a very important part for Wu since it marks her first leading role in a major studio film. In a recent emotional tweet,
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Julia Roberts Talks Collaborating With Husband Danny Moder: "I Love Working With Him!" (Exclusive)

She guest-starred on shows like Miami Vice, Murphy Brown, and Law & Order early in her career, but Julia Roberts plays her first regular series role on Amazon's upcoming drama Homecoming. "I didn't think of it as the small screen," she exclusively told Closer Weekly in the magazine's latest issue, on newsstands now. "My TV is very big." She and husband Danny Moder "have three young children, so I'm very careful about turning the TV on," she said. "By the time we do, I'm usually ready to go to sleep." Julia and cinematographer Danny "have collaborated seven times," she noted with a laugh. "I love working with him. I don't know how it is for him — you'd have to ask him!" (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Julia and Danny have been happily married for more than 10 years and while they've heard all sorts of gossip about their marriage, Julia doesn't
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Gwyneth Paltrow Is "Nervous About What the Future Holds" With Fiancé Brad Falchuk

Weeks after Gwyneth Paltrow admitted she's "a little scared" to tie the knot with her fiancé, Brad Falchuk, a source close to the actress has revealed that she's "nervous about what the future holds" with her hubby-to-be. "Gwyneth was crazy about Chris Martin when they got married and never in a million years thought it would end," the insider told Life & Style in the magazine's latest issue, on newsstands now. "Even though she's confident about her relationship with Brad, she can't help feeling nervous about what the future holds." In June, the mom-of-two, 45, opened up about her engagement and upcoming wedding to Brad, 47, during a Goop podcast chat with friend Sarah Jessica Parker. "I’m about to get married again," Gwyn said at the start of the podcast, adding that while she's "a little scared" to tie the knot again she’s also "very optimistic." My date and I
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Facebook Hazed, Kelly Kahl Singed, John Oliver Jests, Donald Trump Looms At TCA

Facebook made its TCA debut in hopes of talking up Facebook Watch, but wound up swatting at questions about its distribution of conspiracy peddler InfoWars. Netflix and Amazon returned to the semi-annual TV confab after being Mia for two years.

Broadcasters took a back seat, literally and figuratively, at this year’s summer press tour, with ABC and NBC’s presence shrinking to half a day each that wound down the 15-day event. But CBS programming chief Kelly Kahl may have clocked the most headlines just by virtue of showing up, as his boss is under investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct.

After getting trashed over its Cambridge Analytica data scandal, then hitting a record stock price on news of its biggest sports streaming deal yet, Facebook was given a place of honor in the early days of TCA when journalists are at their brightest. Facebook presented no program casts and creators,
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2: First Look!!

Tits up!

It's almost time to head back to 1958, and we cannot wait!

This first look teaser trailer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 plays out to the tune Get Happy from Judy Garland, and if a smile is not pasted across your face from start to finish it only means one thing.

You failed to watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 1 on Amazon Prime.

Whether you thought it was your cup of tea or not, I can assure you it was.

Mrs. Maisel found herself in her on the comedy stage after she lost her husband to another woman.

Related: Forever: First Look at Amazon's Upcoming Fred Armison and Maya Rudolph Comedy

The caveat was she had been writing comedy bits for her husband in his quest to stand up for years.

Some people have it, some don't. The Mrs. didn't have to think twice about her performance while the Mr.
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11 Legendary Celebs Who Don’t Have Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Photos)

11 Legendary Celebs Who Don’t Have Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Photos)
Carrie Fisher? Prince? Leonardo DiCaprio?!? Why don’t these legendary celebrities have stars on the Walk of Fame, but some TV executive from the ’50s I’ve never heard of does? Why does Gene Autry have five anyway? Well, it’s complicated. Anyone can nominate a celebrity for placement on the Walk of Fame, but the person nominated has to accept the nomination, then pay a $30,000 fee for the ceremony. And they even actually have to show up to the ceremony. And if the celebrity is dead, that person is only eligible for inclusion five years after their death, with only one posthumous award granted by a voting body annually. But that shouldn’t stop us from trying! So here are some names of individuals who are certainly deserving but you won’t see when strolling Hollywood Boulevard.

Carrie Fisher

Fisher’s snub from the Walk of Fame has been
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Glenn Close Named Honoree Of 2018 Museum Of The Moving Image Salute

Glenn Close Named Honoree Of 2018 Museum Of The Moving Image Salute
Glenn Close will be this year’s honoree of New York’s Museum of the Moving Image 32nd annual Salute. Past honorees have included Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Jimmy Stewart and Warren Beatty, among others.

“Glenn Close is one of the most acclaimed actresses of our time, with nominations for six Academy Awards, twelve Golden Globes, twelve Emmys, and four Tonys,” said Ivan L. Lustig, Co-Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. “Whatever the role, from her star-making performances in The Big Chill and Fatal Attraction to her unforgettable portrayal of Patty Hewes in Damages, she commands our attention through the brilliance and emotional power of her work.”

The announcement was made by Lustig and Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director.

Set for December 3, the Salute dinner will feature clips from Close’s career introduced by her friends and colleagues, as well as the award presentation.

“Glenn Close
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Why Constance Wu's Leading Role in Crazy Rich Asians Is So Frickin' Important

Image Source: Warner Bros.

Romantic comedies are universal in appeal, but they've historically been limiting in terms of casting. Over the years, white actresses like Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts have dominated female protagonist roles in the genre. The road to progress has been slow, but after an unnecessarily long delay, there's finally an Asian-American leading lady in a major rom-com. In Crazy Rich Asians, Taiwanese-American actress (and queen of lobs) Constance Wu stars as Rachel Chu, a middle-class economics professor who falls for a member of Singapore's elite.

Wu has had a few parts in films and TV series, but her biggest role yet is on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, in which she plays the stern, often inadvertently hilarious Jessica Huang. Besides Jessica, Rachel is a very important part for Wu since it marks her first leading role in a major studio film. In a recent emotional tweet,
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Richard Gere to Reportedly Become a Dad for the Second Time at Age 68

Congratulations may be in order for Richard Gere and his wife, Alejandra Silva! According to a new report, the 68-year-old actor and his 35-year-old wife are expecting their first child together just four months after the couple tied the knot in Spain. The Spanish daily newspaper ABC broke the news that Alejandra is pregnant on Wednesday, Aug. 8. As reported by the Daily Mail, the respected news outlet was also the first to reveal that Richard and his activist bride had secretly married in a civil ceremony in April. Richard and his wife, Alejandra. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) This new baby will be the second child for both Richard — who will turn 69 years old on Aug. 31! — and Alejandra who both have older kids from previous marriages. The Pretty Woman actor welcomed his only child, 18-year-old son Homer James Jigme Gere, with second wife Carey Lowell back in 2000. In 2012, Alejandra gave birth to her six-year-old son,
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Gal Gadot to Reportedly Play Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr in New Showtime Series

If everything goes according to plan, it looks like Gal Gadot is going to be playing a wonder woman of a different kind as she takes on the part of actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr in a new limited series for Showtime created by The Affair's Sarah Treem. Hedy Lamarr was born on Nov. 9, 1914 in Austria, and had an acting career — largely through MGM — that spanned from the late 1930s to the 1950s, including such films as Algiers, Boom Town, I Take This Woman, Comrade X, Come Live With Me, H.M. Pulham, Esq., and Samson and Delilah (easily her most popular film). Additionally — and this was highly unusual for a female at the time — she was an inventor. Together with composer George Anthell, she developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during World War II, which was able to prevent the Axis powers from jamming them. Reportedly
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