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Emmys will honor repeat winners like Sterling K. Brown and Elisabeth Moss, predicts All-Star User Jeffrey Kare

Emmys will honor repeat winners like Sterling K. Brown and Elisabeth Moss, predicts All-Star User Jeffrey Kare
As one of the best predictors of the Emmy nominations two years in a row, our reader Jeffrey Kare now numbers among Gold Derby’s All-Star Users who compete in a league against our Experts and Editors. We recently sat down with Kare to get his current predictions for the 2018 Emmy nominations, so scroll down to see his picks in the top three drama races. Of note, Kare says last year’s winner “The Handmaid’s Tale” will score another trophy for Best Drama Series despite “Game of Thrones” coming back into the mix. He also forecasts that lead acting champs Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) will repeat again.

See‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 red carpet interviews with Ann Dowd, Joseph Fiennes, Bruce Miller [Watch]

Kare predicts Best Drama Series: While “Game of Thrones” is back in contention this year, I think
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Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Chadwick Boseman and 150 More Sign Gender Equality Letter

Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Chadwick Boseman and 150 More Sign Gender Equality Letter
More than 150 Hollywood stars, including Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, have signed a letter committing themselves to striving for gender equality. These stars teamed up with the international charity known as One, to try and create meaningful change for women in the workforce. Take a look at the first half of this open letter below.

"Dear World leaders, We're putting you on notice.For 130 million girls without an education. For one billion women without access to a bank account. For 39,000 girls who became child brides today. For women everywhere paid less than a man for the same work. There is nowhere on earth where women have the same opportunities as men, but the gender gap is wider for women living in poverty. Poverty is sexist."

The letter is an extension of the One organization's movement known as https://twitter.com/hashtag/PovertyIsSexist|#PovertyIsSexist. On March 8, International Women's Day,
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Henry Cavill on Justice League reshoots, Moustache-Gate, and keeping Superman out of the marketing

After restoring some pride to the DC Extended Universe back in May with the release of the critical and commercial hit Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. hit a major bump in the Dceu road later in the year with Justice League.

What was intended as DC’s answer to Marvel’s juggernaut Avengers series – and the launching pad for solo movies such as Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg – ultimately proved to be a major misfire for the franchise which saw Warner Bros. embarking on a major behind-the-scenes shake-up at DC Films in an attempt to salvage its superhero universe.

So far, we’re yet to hear any major criticism from the cast, but in an interview with Empire (via Cbm), Superman actor Henry Cavill has weighed in on one of the film’s biggest – and most hilarious – complaints: Superman’s CGI shave.

“When we decided to go for the moustache [in Mission: Impossible – Fallout], I
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11 TV Cast Upheavals, From Kevin Spacey in ‘House of Cards’ to Clayne Crawford in ‘Lethal Weapon’ (Photos)

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11 TV Cast Upheavals, From Kevin Spacey in ‘House of Cards’ to Clayne Crawford in ‘Lethal Weapon’ (Photos)
Lethal Weapon

Actor Seann William Scott took over the role of Martin Riggs for the show’s third season, which got the green light on Sunday from Fox. A representative from Warner Bros. Television said the studio “decided not to renew Clayne Crawford’s contract for ‘Lethal Weapon'” after reports of bad behavior on set, described as “complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment.”

Crawford apologized last month and wished the “Lethal Weapon” team luck on their third season without him. “To my cast and crew – Congratulations on season 3!” Crawford wrote. “To the Fans – Thank you for the overwhelming support and love. Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever. My heart is full. Good Luck nxt season!!” he said on Instagram over the weekend.

“I take great pride in treating everyone in life with dignity and kindness,” the 40-year-old actor said in April.
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Ari Folman Set to Direct ‘The Horse Boy’ With Lea Seydoux, Joel Kinnaman (Exclusive)

Ari Folman Set to Direct ‘The Horse Boy’ With Lea Seydoux, Joel Kinnaman (Exclusive)
Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, whose 2008 “Waltz With Bashir” nabbed a foreign-language Oscar nom, is set to write and direct “The Horse Boy,” an English-language feature based on Rupert Isaacson’s New York Times bestseller that will topline current Cannes jury member Léa Seydoux and Joel Kinnaman.

Gaumont has come on board to co-produce, take international sales and handle French distribution on the ambitious film, one of the hottest titles being pitched at Cannes. Gaumont and Endeavor Content are co-repping U.S rights.

Folman’s first full-on live-action movie, “The Horse Boy” is being produced by Didar Domehri — whose “Girls of the Sun” is competing at Cannes — Laurent Baudens and Gael Nouaille at Full House, the joint label of French banners Maneki Films and Borsalino Prods. Diana Elbaum at Belgium’s Beluga Tree is also producing.

The film follows the journey of Emily and Jonathan’s son, Noah, an autistic child
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Kering’s Women in Motion Project at Cannes Is More Timely Than Ever

Kering’s Women in Motion Project at Cannes Is More Timely Than Ever
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the emergence of the #MeToo movement, Women in Motion, the initiative launched in 2015 by fashion powerhouse Kering and backed by the Cannes Film Festival, is proving more timely than ever.

The 4-year-old initiative, whose mission is to highlight to role of women before and behind the camera, has already begun to bear fruit. Variety is a partner in the initiative.

Syrian helmer Gaya Jiji, who won the Women in Motion’s Young Talents Award and a grant along with Leyla Bouzid and Ida Panahandeh in 2016, will be back in Cannes this year to present her feature debut “My Favorite Fabric” in Un Certain Regard.

Aside from paying tribute to iconic women in the industry such as Olivia de Havilland and Isabelle Huppert, Women in Motion has also been turning the spotlight on emerging women filmmakers, including Jiji.

“Kering was the first
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Launch Pad Alum Denise Meyers Lands With Woolf + Lapin Agency

Meyers, who crafted a delicately woven dramatic thriller into the lives of the famed architect Wright, and his wife Mamah, is no stranger to the intricacies of humanity within a dramatic story, as she'd previously written the short film The Dark Of Night, which was directed by Robin Wright and premiered in the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival with stars Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb.

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‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins to Receive 2018 Women in Motion Award

‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins to Receive 2018 Women in Motion Award
Patty Jenkins will receive the 2018 Women in Motion award during the Cannes Film Festival. The “Wonder Woman” director will receive the honor from festival president Pierre Lescure, its artistic director, Thierry Fremaux, and Francois-Henri Pinault, president and CEO of luxury goods firm Kering, which is behind the Women in Motion initiative. The presentation will take place at a Women in Motion dinner on May 13.

It will be the fourth edition of Women in Motion, which is part of the film festival’s official program. It spans industry talks focused on women’s contribution to cinema, both in front of and behind the camera, and the annual awards.

Robin Wright, Salma Hayek, and Diane Kruger were among those who spoke at last year’s event. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon are past recipients of the Women in Motion award. The young talent award has gone to honorees including Tunisian director Leyla Bouzid
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Bernardo Bertolucci: Ridley Scott Should Be ‘Ashamed’ for Removing Kevin Spacey From ‘All the Money in the World’

Bernardo Bertolucci: Ridley Scott Should Be ‘Ashamed’ for Removing Kevin Spacey From ‘All the Money in the World’
Bernardo Bertolucci is known for courting controversy thanks to sexually explicit films such as “Last Tango in Paris,” and now the Italian director is making headlines for criticizing Ridley Scott for removing Kevin Spacey from his drama “All the Money in the World.” Speaking at the Bari International Film Festival (via Deadline), Bertolucci said Scott should be ashamed for his decision.

“When I learned that Ridley Scott had agreed to eliminate the scenes of ‘All the Money in the World’ in which Kevin Spacey was playing, I sent a message to editor Peter Scalia to tell Scott that he should be ashamed,” Bertolucci said. “And then I immediately wanted to make a film with Spacey.”

Bertolucci went on to clarify that he supports the #MeToo movement, and he even praised it for raising awareness about violence against women around the world.

Spacey was removed from Scott’s film and replaced
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Bernardo Bertolucci Scorns Ridley Scott for Replacing Kevin Spacey in ‘All the Money in the World’

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Bernardo Bertolucci Scorns Ridley Scott for Replacing Kevin Spacey in ‘All the Money in the World’
Last Tango in Paris” director Bernardo Bertolucci had harsh words for Ridley Scott this weekend, telling a crowd at the Bari International Film Festival that he thinks the “All the Money in the World” filmmaker “should be ashamed” for removing Kevin Spacey from the lead role.

While Bertolucci said he respects the #MeToo movement and the awareness of abuse that it has raised, he thinks that Scott gave in to industry demands by making a deal with TriStar Pictures to reshoot Spacey’s scenes as J. Paul Getty with Christopher Plummer replacing him in the role. The sudden reshoots just weeks away from release were announced after the Spacey cut of the film was pulled from the closing night of AFI Fest in the wake of sexual assault accusations against Spacey made by several men.

Also Read: Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Case Under Review by La District Attorney

Since those accusations were made, with the first coming from actor Anthony Rapp, investigations have been opened against Spacey by law enforcement in Los Angeles and London. A confidential hotline was opened by the Old Vic Theater, which Spacey was the artistic director of for 11 years, to allow anyone with allegations of abuse by Spacey to step forward. Meanwhile, Netflix removed Spacey from their marquee series, “House of Cards,” with Robin Wright becoming the main character for the show’s final season later this year.

But as Spacey’s career has nosedived, Bertolucci said that after seeing Spacey get erased from “All the Money in the World” he “immediately wanted to make a film” with the actor.

Also Read: Kevin Spacey Foundation in UK Shuts Down After Sexual Assault Accusations

Bertolucci came scrutiny after footage leaked two years ago of a masterclass in which the director revealed that actress Maria Schneider had not been fully informed of crucial details in a scene in “Last Tango in Paris” where Marlon Brando’s character uses a stick of butter as a lubricant to simulate sex with Schneider. Before her death in 2011, Schneider said in an interview that she “felt humiliated and, to be honest, I felt a little raped, both by Marlon and by Bertolucci.”

Bertolucci has since defended himself, saying that aside from the butter, he knew about the violent nature of the rape scene. He continued to defend himself at the Bari Festival this weekend.

“On the set she was happy,” he said. “Do not believe on social media when they say it was rape: the butter scene was pure simulation.”

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House of Cards: Season Six; Michael Kelly Reflects on Kevin Spacey, Ending the Netflix Series

What will House of Cards' last season be like? Recently, star Michael Kelly spoke with Variety about the final season of Netflix TV show.As reported earlier, Kevin Spacey has left the political drama amid accusations of sexual misconduct. As a result, production paused on the show's sixth and final season until recently. The cast includes Kelly, Robin Wright, Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Cody Fern, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott, and Boris McGiver.Read More…
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Lego unveils its Justice League Batman and Superman BrickHeadz set

Lego has released a batch of official promotional images for its BrickHeadz Tactical Batman and Superman set from last year’s DC blockbuster Justice League. The set consists of 209 pieces and will go on sale May 1st, priced at $19.99; take a look at the promotional images here…

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League reunites Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman,
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Michael Kelly: Finishing ‘House of Cards’ Without Kevin Spacey Is ‘Tough’ and ‘Hard to Process’

Michael Kelly: Finishing ‘House of Cards’ Without Kevin Spacey Is ‘Tough’ and ‘Hard to Process’
Michael Kelly is speaking for the first time about Kevin Spacey’s exit from the Netflix original series “House of Cards” in a new interview with Variety. Kelly starred opposite Spacey for five seasons as chief of staff Doug Stamper. The nature of their characters’ relationship meant a majority of Kelly’s scenes through 65 episodes were with Spacey, so it’s no wonder Spacey’s firing over sexual harassment and abuse allegations has been hard for Kelly to process.

“It’s such a mixed bag of emotions because I was with that guy every single day,” Kelly tells Variety. “To go back to the same stages, to the same sets…to go back to those sets and all of a sudden be with completely different people, it was a strange feeling. I don’t even know how to put it into words. There’s obviously a million emotions that I went through,
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Justice League’s Ezra Miller wasn’t a fan of his Flash costume at first

Justice League actor Ezra Miller has revealed that he initially wasn’t the biggest fan of his Flash costume.

Superhero costumes are always a point of interest for ardent fans of specific heroes, eager to see just how the movies will interpret the famous suits of their favourite comic characters.

You will also often hear funny stories from the actors involved regarding the inconvenience of getting in and out of the costumes – normally involving trips to the bathroom.

Well, Ezra Miller is the latest to join the list, speaking alongside co-star and Cyborg actor Ray Fisher at Wizard World Portland this past weekend (via Cinema Blend), the actor said:

“What I say is that there’s a scale, and comfort/discomfort is one thing of the scale, and on the other hand is awesomeness. And the balance it takes towards awesomeness, you quickly stop thinking comfort/discomfort,” Miller said. “And it was actually,
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‘House of Cards’ Star Michael Kelly on Kevin Spacey’s Exit (Exclusive)

‘House of Cards’ Star Michael Kelly on Kevin Spacey’s Exit (Exclusive)
It’s been six months since Kevin Spacey was ousted from “House of Cards,” the Netflix political potboiler that helped put the streaming service on the map when it launched five years ago. The cast and crew are now in production in Maryland on the sixth and final season — without the Emmy-nominated actor at the top of the call sheet.

After allegations of sexual assault and harassment came to light against him, Netflix and studio Media Rights Capital first shut down production, then announced that they were severing ties with him. When production resumed in January, the new scripts featured
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Sean Penn’s Publisher Touts His Bad Reviews in Full-Page Ad: ‘Sean Penn the Novelist Must Be Stopped’

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Sean Penn’s Publisher Touts His Bad Reviews in Full-Page Ad: ‘Sean Penn the Novelist Must Be Stopped’
Sean Penn’s debut novel has amassed a whole lot of bad reviews. But instead of playing down the pans, Penn’s publisher highlighted them in a full-page ad in Tuesday’s print editions of The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Penn’s novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” was released by Simon & Schuster on March 27. The headline of the ad reads, “The Critics Agree!,” followed by negative quotes about the book. Reviews from high-profile outlets such as Marie Claire, Chicago Tribune and USA Today are printed on the ad (and yes, they’re real).

“Sean Penn the novelist must be stopped,” reads Huffington Post’s review, while Marie Claire wrote, “Honestly, shut your face, Sean Penn.”

Also Read: Sean Penn Slams Steve Bannon as 'C-Word Charming,' 'Crook' (Video)

However, the ad also bears the words “Instant National Bestseller,” and points to well-known authors who have praised the book. Salman Rushdie, Jane Smiley, Paul Theroux, Stuart Dybeck, Sarah Silverman and Bill Maher are just a few who are advertised on the spread.

“Comic, cauchemaresque, crackling with life, ‘Bob Honey’ is a hero of our Trumpian times reflected in the cracked mirror of Penn’s prose,” wrote Theroux.

Also Read: Hopper Penn, Sean Penn and Robin Wright's Son, Arrested on Drug Charges

Ultimately, the ad urges readers to “Read It and Decide For Yourself.”

See it here:

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Today in Soap Opera History (April 7)

1966: Peyton Place's Steven prepared for his weddding.

1981: Another World's Sandy took care of Mac after an explosion.

1986: Santa Barbara's Kelly confessed to Nick before their wedding.

1989: Days of our Lives' Steve and Kayla became Gideon and Emily."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...

1966: On Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) and Steven Cord (James Douglas) prepared for their wedding.

1976: On Another World,
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 8)

1968: Dark Shadows' Barnabas had a strong reaction to light.

1983: Guiding Light's Nola wanted things to be perfect with Quint.

1985: Another World's Sally and Catlin were married.

2004: Days of our Lives' Bonnie enjoyed a Blue County performance."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, Millie Flagle and Lona Corey dyed Easter eggs for a local egg hunt. While they were chatting,
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Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Case to Be Reviewed by L.A. District Attorney

Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Case to Be Reviewed by L.A. District Attorney
Updated: The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing a sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey, Variety has confirmed.

The case was completed and presented by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on April 5.

According to the Sheriff’s Dept., the incident — involving an adult male — allegedly took place in October of 1992 in West Hollywood. The Special Victims Bureau began investigating the allegation on Dec. 11.

The former “House of Cards” star has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous men in the U.S. and in England. Scotland Yard is investigating at least three sexual assault complaints against the Oscar winner.
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10 Things We Learned From HBO's 'Andre the Giant' Documentary

Overexaggeration is what makes professional wrestling the big-stage, fist-fight fantasy that it is, but for Andre the Giant – one of the niche business' greatest legends – the allure was in reality. Jason Hehir's HBO documentary Andre the Giant, which premiered on HBO on Tuesday night, explores the real-life mystique, power and pain that surrounded one of the scripted sports' most iconic star, featuring interviews with pro wrestling legends Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Vince McMahon, Hollywood actors Billy Crystal and Robin Wright, as well as his family and friends.

Andre
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