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New Evidence in Natalie Woods' Death Suggests Her Husband Robert Wagner May Have Been Involved

In 1981, the world was shocked and saddened to hear that actress Natalie Wood had drowned after spending the weekend on a yacht with her husband Robert Wagner and her Brainstorm co-star Christopher Walken. At the time, her death was ruled an accident, but the circumstances surrounding the incident were suspicious — so much so that the case was reopened in 2011, with nearly 100 new witnesses coming forward. Soon after, her cause of death was changed from "accidental drowning" to "drowning and undetermined factors." It's these new witnesses' stories that prompted Lieutenant Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to come forward, stating that they are now considering her husband a person of interest. The couple around 1965. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) "Do we have enough to make an arrest at this moment? No,” the Sheriff's Department's Feb. 3 statement read. "We interviewed a lot of new people — people on the island,
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 31)

"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1955: On Hawkins Falls, Dr. Floyd Corey (Maurice Copeland) dealt with fallout from the interview he gave to the local newspaper.

1961: On As the World Turns, David Stewart (Henderson Forsythe) and his wife Betty dealt with the aftermath of Ellen Lowell's (Patricia Bruder) revelation that Danny was her son.

Thanks to Jennifer for sending in the clip above.

1967: ABC aired the
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From Travolta’s twist to strobe-lit raves: 10 of the best dancefloor scenes in cinema

Here’s our rundown of the best dancing scenes on screen – moments that are often more about humanity than spectacular choreography

10 The Deer Hunter

Most now associate Michael Cimino’s film with Christopher Walken pressing a gun to his temple, but it’s the Russian wedding dance, not the Russian roulette, that impresses most. That said, Walken shimmying to Can’t Take My Eyes Off You with a pool cue for a dance partner comes a close second.
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'The Post' and 'The Commuter' Come Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Insidious: The Last Key (horror; Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard; rated PG-13) Father Figures (comedy; Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, J.K. Simmons, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer, Christopher Walken, Glenn Close; rated R) The Humanity Bureau (sci-fi drama; Nicolas Cage, Sarah Lind; available 4/6 on cable Mod and in select theaters; rated R) Bomb City (crime drama; Dave Davis, Glenn Morshower; not rated) Braven (action; Jason Momoa, Zahn...
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Christopher Walken, Hugh Hudson, Barry Levinson Look Back at Careers at R7al

Christopher Walken, Hugh Hudson, Barry Levinson Look Back at Careers at R7al
R7al, a new film event in Lausanne, Switzerland, dedicated to classic films, wrapped Wednesday, with Christopher Walken receiving an honory award onstage, and one of his films, Abel Ferrara’s “The Funeral,” playing as the closing night movie.

Among the other guests were directors Darren Aronofsky, Barry Levinson, Thomas Vinterberg, Susanne Bier, Michel Hazanavicius, Hugh Hudson and Tim Pope, composer Alexandre Desplat, Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux, author Stephen Apkon, and actresses Lea Seydoux, Rossy De Palma and Fanny Ardant. The event was founded by actor Vincent Perez.

R7al screened 40 films as well as staging a multitude of discussions during which filmmakers could talk about their work.

At a screening of “The Deer Hunter,” Walken explained that two weeks before filming started director Michael Cimino brought together the principal actors at the film’s first location, Cleveland, Ohio, to get to know each other. “We spent at least 10 days together.
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How Bill Hader Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Show Business

How Bill Hader Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Show Business
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Inside Farmshop, an overcrowded, overloud Santa Monica, California, artisanal-type-food joint, the 20-year-old Bill Hader is giving the 39-year-old Bill Hader a pretty good goddamn dressing down. "Fucking loser," the younger spits at one point. But does grown-up Bill take umbrage? Does he rail at his interior monologue, trying to scare it back into the depths of his psyche? He does not. Sitting there – regular jeans, dark blue sweater, very California casual, fork in hand, knife bearing down on steak – he just laughs, shakes his head, arches his grand Hader eyebrows,
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‘March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step’ Review: Morgan Freeman Returns to Update the Avian Survival Story

‘March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step’ Review: Morgan Freeman Returns to Update the Avian Survival Story
The familiar, soothing baritone of Morgan Freeman’s narration in the opening minutes of “March of the Penguins 2: The Call” tells you everything you need to know about what’s to come. “Meet the remarkable emperor penguin,” he says as the tuxedoed creature waddles along a barren patch of ice. “Again.”

Completed a decade after French director Luc Jacquet’s original paean to the arctic birds made $127 million at the box office and won a best documentary Oscar, this sort-of sequel provides a refurbished, high-resolution dose of the same natural wonders found in the initial installment: the perilous routine of courtship, breeding, and long-distance treks for food in the extreme conditions of Antarctica, by animals that know nothing else.

Read More:Hulu Hit The Big Leagues With Its Emmy Win; Here’s How It Will Try To Capitalize On That In 2018

Jacquet’s franchise has had multiple lives. The
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Classic Movies and Cult Films Move Center Stage at New Movie Event R7al

Classic Movies and Cult Films Move Center Stage at New Movie Event R7al
When Swiss actor-director Vincent Perez told Frédéric Maire, director of the Cinémathèque Suisse, Switzerland’s film archive, that he wanted to set up a new film event in Lausanne, Perez’s native city and the archive’s home, it was like a dream come true, Maire says.

Film archives in other cities, like Lyon and Bologna, had helped set up movie events that worked in tandem with the institutions’ core responsibilities, such as film restoration, encouraging public debate about cinematic heritage and promoting academic research. Now the Cinémathèque Suisse – which is one of the world’s top 10 archives with 85,000 title — had the opportunity to do the same in Lausanne, whose lake-side location and historic architecture provides a stunningly beautiful backdrop.

The event, called r7al (it stands for Rencontres 7e Art Lausanne) and running from March 24-28, is devoted to classic and cult movies. Perez tells Variety: “Our objective is
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Is Taylor Swift's New Music Video Really a Rip-Off? You Be the Judge

This past weekend, Taylor Swift unveiled the music video for "Delicate," marking the fourth entry in her Reputation era. While the video is rife with cheeky references, a possible cameo by boyfriend Joe Alwyn, and plenty of meme-able moments, the entire release has been overshadowed by something much too big to ignore: accusations of plagiarism. In the wake of the music video's unveiling, critics were quick to compare "Delicate" to a handful of existing works. Some may be a stretch, but others are harder to ignore. Admittedly, the concept for the video is not new. There are plenty of pop culture pieces in the universe that meditate on fame and its obvious downsides, especially in the world of music. Consider, for instance, Lady Gaga's insane "Paparazzi" music video, in which tabloids claim she's "hit rock bottom" and "We love her again!" over the course of seven minutes. Everyone's got their take.
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Stars Come Out For 16th Annual Mptf Night Before Party

A star-studded host committee, Academy Awards nominees and presenters, along with some of the most powerful industry influencers came together on March 3rd, 2018 for the 16th annual ‘Night Before’ party to benefit Mptf.

George Clooney, Leslie Bibb, Sam Rockwell, and Jack Black

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Funds raised during the legendary evening will be used to support Mptf in providing social services and financial assistance to the entertainment community, as well as it’s renowned retirement community and innovative programs for seniors and those who care for them. The organization impacts thousands of people each year who have committed their lives to a career in entertainment. The annual event raised $5 million last night, totaling just over $80 million in the event’s history.

The 2018 host committee included a lineup of the industry’s most elite talent, including Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Tanya Haden Black & Jack Black,
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Oscars 2018 live pre-show: Two hours of last minute predictions chaos with 15 Gold Derby editors and contributors [Watch]

Oscars 2018 live pre-show: Two hours of last minute predictions chaos with 15 Gold Derby editors and contributors [Watch]
Needing last minute help with your Oscar predictions today? Watch our exciting live Gold Derby 2018 Oscars two hour pre-show at 6:00 p.m. Et; 3:00 p.m. Pt. It will be controlled chaos as we discuss our picks in all 24 categories, including maybe the toughest of all: Best Picture. We’ll also chat about our expectations for host Jimmy Kimmel, presenters, performers and much more. Click on the video above to watch.

See 2018 Oscars: Predictions in all 24 categories at the 90th annual Academy Awards

Senior editor Matt Noble will host a group of 14 editors and contributors for our pre-show: Chris Beachum, Charles Bright, Riley Chow, Marcus Dixon, Sam Eckmann, Joyce Eng, Zach Laws, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Tom O’Brien, Tom O’Neil, Tony Ruiz, Paul Sheehan and Amanda Spears.

SEEOscars 2018: 10 exclusive interviews with acting nominees [Watch]

The 90th annual ceremony will be live on ABC at 8:00 p.m.
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2018 Oscars: Who will present and perform on the 90th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel?

2018 Oscars: Who will present and perform on the 90th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel?
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel will welcome Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway back for a do-over after they named the wrong winner of Best Picture last year. They had been given the Best Actress envelope by mistake and when Dunaway saw the words “La La Land” under the name Emma Stone she blurted them out. The real winner was “Moonlight.”

Stone is also set to present but, in a break with tradition, she won’t be handing out Best Actor at the 90th Academy Awards. That honor goes to two veteran Oscar winners, Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren. Two others past Best Actress winners, Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence have been tapped to present that prize this year (last year’s winner of Best Actor, Casey Affleck, would have traditionally done that but he bowed out of appearing in the wake of the #MeToo movement). However, last year’s supporting winners
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2018 Oscars: What time does the show start, who will win, who hosts the 90th Academy Awards?

The 2018 Oscars air live nationwide on Sunday, March 4 from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood beginning at 5:00 p.m. Pt/8:00 p.m. Et on ABC. The 90th Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”). He was invited back to emcee after doing an outstanding job last year, especially in those chaotic closing moments after Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that “La La Land” had won Best Picture when it was really “Moonlight.”

Those two Oscar winners have been invited back for a do-over. They will be presenting Best Picture again, which we are predicting will go to Martin McDonagh‘s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Our exclusive odds — which are based on Oscar predictions by 30 expert journalists, our in-house team of 7 editors and thousands of readers — also forecast that the film’s star, Frances McDormand, will win a second Oscar for her searing performance
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Oscars: Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster to Replace Casey Affleck as Presenters

Oscars: Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster to Replace Casey Affleck as Presenters
Following the news that Casey Affleck will not be presenting this year’s Oscar for Best Actress, Variety reports that the actor will be replaced by Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster. Tradition dictates that the previous year’s Best Actor winner present the award, but Affleck, who has faced controversy over sexual harassment accusations, stepped down in late January.

That isn’t the only change, as Emma Stone shan’t be presenting Best Actor; she’ll be replaced by Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren. All four new presenters are Oscar winners themselves: Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook,” Foster for “The Accused” and “The Silence of the Lambs,” Fonda for “Coming Home,” and Mirren for “The Queen.”

The ceremony takes place tomorrow night. Here’s the full list of announced presenters:

Mahershala Ali

Emily Blunt

Chadwick Boseman

Sandra Bullock

Dave Chappelle

Viola Davis

Eugenio Derbez

Laura Dern

Ansel Elgort

Jane Fonda
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Every Single Celebrity Who Will Be Presenting at the Oscars This Year

The 2018 Academy Awards are almost here! In addition to an interesting list of nominees and another monologue packed with jokes from second-time host Jimmy Kimmel, we can expect to see a star-studded lineup of presenters. In a press release ahead of the 90th annual award show, the Academy released the names of who will be on deck to present when the Oscars air live on Sunday, March 4: Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone, Daniela Vega, Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Eugenio Derbez, Ansel Elgort, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Eiza González, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Lupita Nyong'o, and Christopher Walken. "Whether returning to the Oscars stage, or gracing it for the first time, each of these artists bring their own distinguishing and energetic appeal," producers Michael De Luca
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Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster to Present Best Actress Oscar, Replacing Casey Affleck (Exclusive)

Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster to Present Best Actress Oscar, Replacing Casey Affleck (Exclusive)
Breaking with tradition in the midst of an awards season that has come to colloquially become known as “the year of the woman,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped four actresses to present this year’s lead acting awards at the 90th annual Oscars, Variety has learned.

Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster will announce the lead actress prize winner Sunday night, while Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren will present lead actor. Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) and Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) are considered the frontrunners to win.

Traditionally, the previous year’s acting winners present the same categories for the opposite gender at the Oscars. But in January, it was revealed that last year’s lead actor winner Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) had withdrawn as a presenter from this year’s ceremony, reportedly to avoid becoming a distraction due to two sexual
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Dave Chappelle, Nicole Kidman And Ansel Elgort Also Presenting at 90th Academy Awards

With only five more days until this year’s Oscar telecast the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally revealed it’s last set of presenters to join host Jimmy Kimmel on the Dolby Theater stage. And, as you’d expect, many of them are former winners with new films just around the corner.

Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer and more presenting at the 90th Academy Awards

Stars with upcoming projects to promote now include Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (“Ocean’s 8”), Dave Chappelle (“A Star is Born”), Eugenio Derbez (“Overboard”), Ansel Elgort (“The Goldfinch”), two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda (“Book Club”), two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster (“Hotel Artemis”), Eiza Gonzalez (“Alita: Battle Angel”), Ashley Judd (“A Dog’s Way Home”), Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“Boy Erased”), Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (“White Boy Rick”), Oscar winner Helen Mirren (“Anna”), Oscar winner Rita Moreno
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Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle & Jane Fonda Join Oscar Presenters

Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle & Jane Fonda Join Oscar Presenters
Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle and Jane Fonda are among the latest batch of stars to present at this weekend's 90th Oscars telecast. The Girl On A Train star, Ocean's 8 actress, stand-up comedian and Fonda, who won an Oscar for her performance in 1972's Klute, will be joined by Eugenio Derbez, Ansel Elgort, Jodie Foster, Eiza Gonzalez, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Lupita Nyong'o and Christopher Walken on…
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Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong'o Will Present at the 2018 Oscars

Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong'o Will Present at the 2018 Oscars
Talk about star power! Early Tuesday morning, producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced additional presenters for the 2018 Oscars: Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Eugenio Derbez, Ansel Elgort, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Eiza González, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Lupita Nyong'o and Christopher Walken. "These actors have embodied some of the most heroic, aspirational and indelible characters ever brought to the screen," De Luca, 52, and Todd, 48, told E! News in a statement. "In so doing, they've not only entertained the world but illuminated the full range of the human experience." Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the...
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2018 Oscars presenters: Five Best Actress winners added to roster including double champs Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster

Fifteen more famous folk have been added to the roster of presenters at this year’s Academy Awards, which will air live on ABC this Sunday (March 4). Among these are five former Best Actress winners who might well be assembling to present this year’s prize at the Oscars. They are two-time winners Jane Fonda (“Klute,” “Coming Home”) and Jodie Foster (“The Accused,” “The Silence of the Lambs”) as well as Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”), Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) and NIcole Kidman (“The Hours”).

Also set to to take to the stage of the Dolby Theater are two Best Supporting Actress winners — Rita Moreno (“West Side Story”) and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) — as well as Best Actor champ Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Supporting Actor victor Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”).

See 2018 Oscars presenters: ‘Wonder WomanGal Gadot, ‘Star Wars’ cast led by Mark Hamill
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