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Keira Knightley Gets Mistaken for Everyone from Kate Winslet to Yes, Britney Spears

Keira Knightley Gets Mistaken for Everyone from Kate Winslet to Yes, Britney Spears
Keira Knightley pretends to be other people onscreen for a living — but in real life, she doesn’t even have to try.

On The Late Late Show with James Corden, the Colette actress, 33, revealed that fans have thought she was a slew of other celebrities when Corden, 40, asked, “Do you ever get mistaken for other actors?”

“All the time,” she replied. “I’ve been chased through an airport as Natalie Portman. Natalie Portman a lot.” She noted that they both appeared in Star Wars.

Knightley continued, “I’ve been chased through a park as Kate Winslet. Quite a few people
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An 'SNL' Girls Trip Inspired Amy Poehler's Netflix Movie 'Wine Country'

Shooting Wine Country for Netflix was a dream job: It had the double-whammy combo of being with great friends in a beautiful location.

The movie that Amy Poehler directed is based on a real trip a bunch of us took together two years ago for my 50th birthday. After that trip, Amy had the idea, "Oh, this could make a fun movie," and she conspired to actually do it with all the same people: Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, Tina Fey, Paula Pell and Emily Spivey, who ended up writing the movie with Liz Cackowski.

Back with these ladies, with ...
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‘Come Back Barack’ (‘SNL’) wins Emmy for Best Original Music and Lyrics, stops Pasek and Paul from earning Egot

‘Come Back Barack’ (‘SNL’) wins Emmy for Best Original Music and Lyrics, stops Pasek and Paul from earning Egot
Saturday Night Live” officially has the most wins in Emmy history for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. At Sunday’s 2018 Creative Arts, the 43-year series just won its third Emmy in the category, for the song “Come Back Barack” written by Eli Brueggemann, Chris Redd, Will Stephen and Kenan Thompson. (Watch our fun interview with Thompson.) By claiming gold, “Come Back Barack” essentially stopped Benj Pasek and Justin Paul from earning an Egot this time around.

“Come Back Barack” from “Saturday Night Live” was predicted to win this category by most Gold Derby users, having 1/5 odds. The song is an ode to old R&B groups of the ‘80s and ‘90s, with Redd, Thompson and Chance the Rapper wistfully pleading for Barack Obama to return to the White House and replace the current administration. Bruegemann and Stephen had five previous Emmy nominations each. This was Redd’s first Emmy nomination,
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Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Are an Emmy Win Shy of Egot Status

  • Variety
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Are an Emmy Win Shy of Egot Status
If songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul win the original music and lyrics Emmy for their song in “A Christmas Story Live!”, they will attain the elusive Egot status: that is, winning the four biggest honors in show business.

The two collaborators are nominated for “In the Market for a Miracle,” one of three new tunes they wrote for Fox’s Dec. 17 adaptation of their 2012 stage musical based on the holiday movie classic.

They previously won the 2016 song Oscar for “La La Land,” the 2017 Tony for their score for Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen” and the 2018 Grammy for the cast album for “Evan Hansen.”

Only 12 people in history have managed the Egot feat, and just five of those were composers. Plus, Pasek and Paul would be the youngest to manage the feat; both aged 33. Are they thinking about the possibility of entering this exclusive club?

“Only because people like you bring it up,
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How Pasek and Paul Could Score an Egot for Adding a Hanukkah Song to ‘A Christmas Story’

How Pasek and Paul Could Score an Egot for Adding a Hanukkah Song to ‘A Christmas Story’
A version of this story about Benj Pasek and Justin Paul first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Every since composers and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul had the formidable one-two punch of “La La Land” and “Dear Evan Hansen” in 2016, they’ve been on the verge of making showbiz history.

They won the Oscar for “City of Stars” from “La La Land” in February 2017, two Tonys for “Dear Evan Hansen” less than four months later, and Grammys for both soundtrack albums the following January.

In less than 12 months, they completed three of the four legs of the Egot, lacking only an Emmy to complete that Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony grand slam. And with their 2018 Emmy nomination for the song “In the Market for a Miracle” from the live broadcast of their 2012 musical “A Christmas Story,” the 33-year-old University of Michigan graduates could become both
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Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (‘A Christmas Story Live!’ songwriters) on the possibility of completing their Egot [Exclusive Video Interview]

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (‘A Christmas Story Live!’ songwriters) on the possibility of completing their Egot [Exclusive Video Interview]
“We’re really excited by what it means for the field of musical theater,” reveals Benj Pasek about the possibility of completing his Egot for “A Christmas Story Live!” Pasek and his songwriting partner Justin Paul “have been fans of this art form since we were little kids,” and he believes the awards recognition “is an indication that multiple mediums are embracing storytelling through music.”

The duo snagged their career-first Emmy nomination this year: Best Music and Lyrics for penning the original song “In the Market for a Miracle” for this live TV adaptation of their Broadway hit. Should they win, they’ll join an illustrious group of just a dozen people who have won the Hollywood awards grand slam. Watch our exclusive video interview with Pasek and Paul above.

See Which 12 people have the Egot?

Based on the 1983 holiday classic of the same name, “A Christmas Story” centers on
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‘Aladdin’: Justin Paul and Benj Pasek Reveal Details of New Songs for Live-Action Reboot (Exclusive)

  • Variety
‘Aladdin’: Justin Paul and Benj Pasek Reveal Details of New Songs for Live-Action Reboot (Exclusive)
If an Oscar, Tony and Grammy weren’t enough for Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, they can now say they’ve collaborated with musical legend Alan Menken.

It was announced in July 2017 that the “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman” duo would be working with Menken on new songs for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action retelling of 1992’s “Aladdin,” starring Mena Massoud in the lead role, Will Smith as Genie and Naomi Scott as Jasmine.

Pasek and Paul have finally revealed some new details about their songs for Aladdin.

“We got to write a new song for Jasmine,” Paul tells Variety. “Alan wrote a beautiful piece of music and [Scott] is incredible.”

They also wrote a duet for Aladdin and Jasmine. “It’s a sweet song,” Paul said.

They even got to write a new verse for the original film’s “Arabian Nights.” “Aladdin” is set for release on
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Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are in the market for Egot with ‘In the Market for a Miracle’ from ‘A Christmas Story’

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are in the market for Egot with ‘In the Market for a Miracle’ from ‘A Christmas Story’
Among this year’s Emmy nominees for Best Music and Lyrics are Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. They’re in the running for their song “In the Market for a Miracle,” which was written for Fox’s telecast of “A Christmas Story Live!” last December. Back in 2012 the stage musical adaptation of the 1983 holiday classic marked the pair’s Broadway debut and earned both of them their very first Tony nomination the following year. Just six years later the Emmy is all the songwriting duo needs to complete their Egot grand slam of showbiz awards.

Pasek and Paul’s journey towards Egot officially began on February 26, 2017, when they won the Oscar for Best Original Song along with Justin Hurwitz for “City of Stars” from “La La Land.” They even came close to repeating earlier this year when they were nominated again for “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” but
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People of Earth

Network: TBS. Episodes: 20 (half-hour). Seasons: Two. TV show dates: October 31, 2016 -- September 25, 2017. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson, and Ken Hall. TV show description: This comedy series revolves around a reporter and the members of a small town support group for alien abductees called StarCrossed. A seasoned and respected print journalist from New York, Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) goes on a quest for answers when a mysterious car accident leaves him suffering from hallucinations of a talking deer. His search leads him to the support group for people dealing with “alien experiences.” The more he digs into their oddball
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People of Earth: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on TBS?

Vulture Watch What is going on in Beacon? Has the People of Earth TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on TBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of People of Earth, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A TBS sitcom, People of Earth stars Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson, and Ken Hall. The story centers on journalist Ozzie Graham (Cenac) who came to town to investigates supposed alien encounters. He is soon drawn into an eclectic group of misfits as he finds himself identifying with their experiences. Nasim Pedrad joins season two, as
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People of Earth: No Season Three; Renewal Cancelled for TBS Comedy Series

In a move that's sure the alienate fans, TBS has cancelled its People of Earth TV show. There will be no third season, despite the fact that the Turner-owned cable network already renewed People of Earth for season three, back in September of 2017. According to creator David Jenkins, although the third season has been written (but not shot), the People of Earth cancellation is official. Check it out, below. A TBS sitcom, People of Earth stars Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson, and Ken Hall. The story centers on journalist Ozzie Graham (Cenac) who comes to town to investigates supposed alien encounters. He is soon drawn into an eclectic group of misfits as he finds himself identifying with their experiences. Read More…
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TBS Cancels ‘People Of Earth’ After All, Creator Says

  • Deadline
TBS has opted not give a third-season renewal to its summer series People of Earth, the network’s supernatural-tinged comedy. Creator David Jenkins tipped the news last night on Twitter, and the move comes after the network had initially renewed it in the fall along with fellow summer series Wrecked and The Guest Book.

Jenkins told fans that Season 3 of the single-camera comedy, from Conan O’Brien’s Conaco and Warner Horizon Television, had already been written.

The series, executive produced by Greg Daniels and O’Brien, revolves around a group of alien abductees – or “experiencers” – living in the small town of Beacon, NY. The ensemble cast includes Nasim Pedrad, Michael Cassidy, Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson and Ken Hall.

Just got word last night: TBS has cancelled People of Earth.
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People of Earth Cancelled at TBS, Reversing Season 3 Renewal

TBS won’t be returning to Beacon, New York after all.

The basic cabler is reversing its Season 3 renewal of People of Earth, cancelling the alien abduction comedy after two seasons, TVLine has confirmed. The announcement was first made by creator David Jenkins on Friday:

Just got word last night: TBS has cancelled People of Earth. Thank you to everyone who was a fan of the show and enjoyed its gentle, amiable sci-fi weirdness. It was an honor sharing this show with you. Let's do it again soon. Love you all. https://t.co/QViyRi0RNF

— David Jenkins (@david_jenkins__) June 8, 2018

Season three,
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• The New Yorker Kathleen Turner is singing... yes, singing, at Cafe Carlyle for a week or so. Omg I'd love to cover that for y'all but that place is pricey.

• Film School Rejects the troubled history of the film adaptation of Lin-manuel Miranda's In the Heights may finally be ending with Warner Bros snatching up the rights

• Mnpp on the trailer for the art slasher flick Knife + Heart premiering at Cannes

• The Guardian thoughtful piece by Xan Brooks about provocative cinema, Cannes, and Lars von Trier in our new age of moralizing

• Playbill California readers take note. At the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of Annie, Megan Hilty, Ana Gasteyer, and Lea Salonga star. Fun casting! And those voices!!

• Boy Culture Trinity Taylor makes over Nico Tortorella who now identifies as gender fluid, or as he says 'sort of cisgendered but not so... Cissy

• Av Club Jordan Peele producing a
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Hollywood Reacts to Bill Cosby Guilty Verdict: ‘Justice Delivered’

  • The Wrap
Hollywood Reacts to Bill Cosby Guilty Verdict: ‘Justice Delivered’
Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict was met with a collective exhale on Thursday as the once-revered comedian’s long fall from grace culminated in a conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

“Finally some justice for Bill Cosby’s victims. May they find a little #peace today,” director Elizabeth Banks tweeted, using the hashtag “#Guilty” after the verdict came down.

“In a fitting end to Sexual Assault Awareness month, Bill Cosby was found guilty today,” wrote “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi. “Thinking of all the women he traumatized over the past 50 years. As a survivor myself, I know that pain never fully goes away. But I hope that his victims finally feel some semblance of peace.”

Also Read: Bill Cosby Found Guilty in Andrea Constand Sexual Assault Retrial

Cosby was found guilty by a Pennsylvania jury on Thursday. He was accused by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand of molesting her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia.

The trial was Cosby’s second on charges stemming from Constand’s accusations. The previous trial ended in a mistrial last July, when the jury failed to reach a verdict after five days of deliberations. It follows years of accusations of assault against Cosby, culminating in an bold New Yorker cover story featuring the faces and stories of 35 of his accusers.

“What’s next?My defamation case on behalf of Janice Dickinson against Bill Cosby, which we’ve been fighting and Winning for 3+ years, goes on,” wrote celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents Dickinson, one of the other accusers who testified against Cosby in his re-trial last week. “Mr. Cosby, I’m looking forward to taking your deposition.”

Also Read: Bill Cosby Scandal Timeline: From First Accusation to Verdict (Photos)

Accountability.

This is the only way things will change. https://t.co/BzCBX0Zdh7

— terrycrews (@terrycrews) April 26, 2018

Finally some justice for Bill Cosby’s victims. May they find a little #peace today. #Guilty

— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) April 26, 2018

The Cosby conviction is a resonant reminder that power and influence come with significant responsibility, and must never, ever be abused in an evolved society. Hopefully this is only the first step forward.

Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) April 26, 2018

Wishing Bill Cosby a long life!

— ????Joshua Malina???? (@JoshMalina) April 26, 2018

Yes!!!! Bill Cosby Convicted of Sexual Assault by Jury https://t.co/HagOF4aEAW

Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 26, 2018

In our culture women are speaking out more & more, but the Cosby trial reminds us that male advocacy is still vital. @hannibalburess spoke truth to the disgrace of Cosby’s behavior & that perspective mattered.

Ana Gasteyer (@AnaGasteyer) April 26, 2018

So many years have been packed into this week. No more please, brain hurts.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 26, 2018

With Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict I hope these women find some peace and that all those who have not been able to find justice in other instances with other men have hope that they too will be heard. Zero tolerance of sexual harassment. #TimesUp https://t.co/5MHTsbp2Bz

Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) April 26, 2018

Just because you're rich and powerful doesn't mean another person’s body is automatically available for sex. Consent must be given.#BillCosby

Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) April 26, 2018

I wonder how long it’s going to take Trump to announce he’s going to pardon Bill Cosby.

Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 26, 2018

Justice! Finally! #TimesUp https://t.co/WbOUWvgW2V

Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) April 26, 2018

The state of America is this- Even with dozens of accusers we were all afraid Bill Cosby would walk.

Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) April 26, 2018

Whelp there goes my “Cosby Show” reboot.

Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) April 26, 2018

In a fitting end to Sexual Assault Awareness month, Bill Cosby was found guilty today. Thinking of all the women he traumatized over the past 50 years. As a survivor myself, I know that pain never fully goes away. But I hope that his victims finally feel some semblance of peace.

— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) April 26, 2018

“Filth and flargin’!" https://t.co/UOdSQoMNWZ

Stephen Falk (@stephenfalk) April 26, 2018

Yesterday Golden State Killer was arrested. Today Bill Cosby is found guilty. Tomorrow Gene Simmons will drown or get electrocuted.

Paul Rust (@paulrust) April 26, 2018

I wonder how long it’s going to take Trump to announce he’s going to pardon Bill Cosby.

— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 26, 2018

What's next?

My defamation case on behalf of Janice Dickinson against Bill Cosby, which we've been fighting and Winning for 3+ years, goes on.

Mr. Cosby, I'm looking forward to taking your deposition.

— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) April 26, 2018

Read original story Hollywood Reacts to Bill Cosby Guilty Verdict: ‘Justice Delivered’ At TheWrap
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Tracy Morgan Reflects on His Road to the Hollywood Walk of Fame: ‘I Just Had To Be Me’

  • Variety
Tracy Morgan Reflects on His Road to the Hollywood Walk of Fame: ‘I Just Had To Be Me’
Tracy Morgan’s potential star power was immediately apparent to comedy kingmaker (and soon to become one of Morgan’s closest collaborators) Lorne Michaels back in 1996 when the comedian first auditioned for “Saturday Night Live.”

“You’re looking for something that on a certain level you haven’t seen before, and also at the same time something you have seen before,” says Michaels, who has countless times before and since gone through the process of sussing out just who might one day fit within the stellar firmament of comedic giants “SNL” has launched. “You could just tell on the most fundamental level that he was funny.”

Morgan is now set to receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame April 10, two decades after he rose to fame on the NBC sketch comedy series.

For Morgan, whose television experience was largely limited to appearances on the stand-up stage and a
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Jason Schwartzman & Cherry Jones Join Amy Poehler’s Netflix Comedy ‘Wine Country’

  • Deadline
Jason Schwartzman & Cherry Jones Join Amy Poehler’s Netflix Comedy ‘Wine Country’
Exclusive: Jason Schwartzman and Cherry Jones are boarding Amy Poehler’s feature directorial debut Wine Country.

They join a cast that includes Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and Tina Fey.

The Netflix comedy, written by Spivey and Liz Cackowski, follows longtime friends who head to Napa for the weekend to celebrate a 50th birthday. Production is already underway in Los Angeles and will end in Napa.

Pic is produced by Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions with Poehler serving as producer. Morgan Sackett (Parks and Recreation, Veep, Popstar) will produce through Dunshire Productions and Carla Hacken (Hell or High Water) via her Paper Pictures label.

Schwartzman has worked as a guest star opposite Poehler on NBC’s Parks and Recreation playing Dennis Lerpiss, a flailing video store owner who the Pawnee town bails out, only to see the guy transform his retail into a porn vid rental store.
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Maya Erskine Joins ‘Wine Country’; Alexys Gabrielle Cast In ‘Dark Cloud’

  • Deadline
Maya Erskine Joins ‘Wine Country’; Alexys Gabrielle Cast In ‘Dark Cloud’
Maya Erskine (Hulu’s Casual, Fxx’s Man Seeking Woman) has come onboard Amy Poehler’s directorial debut film Wine Country, the Netflix comedy which Poehler will produce and star in. Previously announced cast includes comedians Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey with an appearance from Tina Fey. Former Saturday Night Live! writers Spivey and Liz Cackowski penned the screenplay, which tells the story of old friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday. Erskine will play Jade, a younger Millennial Lesbian, who catches the eye of Val (Pell). Poehler is producing via Paper Kite Productions alongside Carla Hacken of Paper Pictures and Morgan Sackett from Dunshire Productions. Erskine recently wrapped the indie Plus One opposite Jack Quaid and will next be seen in the Netflix film 6 Balloons, available April 6. She’s repped by Gersh, Mosaic, and Hansen, Jacobson,
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Amy Poehler to Make Directorial Debut with Netflix's Wine Country

Amy Poehler to Make Directorial Debut with Netflix's Wine Country
Amy Poehler is making the jump to director with her latest project Wine Country. The comedy movie, which is being produced by Netflix, will be Poehler's feature directorial debut. The former Saturday Night Live cast member is also going to star in and produce the comedy for the streaming service. As an added bonus, the project is also going to reunite Poehler with Tina Fey, in addition to several other SNL alum.

Wine Country will also star Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph and Emily Spivey, who wrote the script for the comedy as well. The movie is said to center on a group of friends who take a trip to wine country in Napa Valley in order to celebrate a 50th birthday. Beyond that, much of what we're going to see in Amy Poehler's feature directorial debut remains a mystery. Netflix confirmed the news by posting a
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