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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’

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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’

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
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Jason Schwartzman & Cherry Jones Join Amy Poehler’s Netflix Comedy ‘Wine Country’

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…
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Maya Erskine Joins ‘Wine Country’; Alexys Gabrielle Cast In ‘Dark Cloud’

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…
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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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Amy Poehler to make directorial debut with comedy Wine Country

Saturday Night Live and Parksand Recreation veteran Amy Poehler is set to sit in the big chair for her directorial debut with the feature comedy, Wine Country. Netflix made the announcement over their Twitter page and revealed Poehler will produce and star in the film as well. Joining Poehler in the cast are several of her fellow SNL vets: Rachel Dratch (SNL), Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory), Paula Pell (Love), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) and Emily Spivey with Tina Fey making an appearance.

Wine Country tells the story of a group of longtime friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday. The movie was written by Spivey and Liz Cackowski (SNL). This actually marks a reunion for Poehler and Spivey as Spivey served as a writer on both SNL and Parks and Recreation.

It's happening—Amy Poehler's directorial debut, Wine Country, is coming soon to Netflix! Starring Amy Poehler,
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Movie News: Amy Poehler to Star in and Direct 'Wine Country'; Watch Jeremy Renner in First 'Tag' Trailer

Wine Country: Amy Poehler (The House, above) will direct and star in Wine Country. The comedy will mark her directorial debut; it follows longtime friends who travel to the Napa Valley region of California to celebrate a birthday. Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph and Emily Spivey will also star, while Tina Fey will be featured .Spivey wrote the original screenplay with Liz Cackowski. Production will begin later this month. [The Hollywood Reporter] It's happening—Amy Poehler's directorial debut, Wine Country, is coming soon to Netflix! Starring Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and featuring Tina Fey. Get excited. Get real excited. pic.twitter.com/kZedPmzeVC — Netflix Us (@netflix) March...
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Movie News: Amy Poehler to Star in and Direct 'Wine Country'

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Wine Country: Amy Poehler (The House, above) will direct and star in Wine Country. The comedy will mark her directorial debut; it follows longtime friends who travel to the Napa Valley region of California to celebrate a birthday. Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph and Emily Spivey will also star, while Tina Fey will be featured. Spivey wrote the original screenplay with Liz Cackowski. Production will begin later this month. [The Hollywood Reporter] It's...

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Amy Poehler Is Making Her Feature Directorial Debut with “Wine Country”

Poehler in “Parks and Recreation

Amy Poehler is directing her first movie and taking plenty of “SNL” friends along on the vino-filled journey. Variety reports that the “Parks and Recreation” alumna will helm, produce, and star in “Wine Country,” a Netflix comedy with a star-studded cast that includes Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Paula Pell, and Emily Spivey. The latter penned the script alongside another former “SNL” writer, Liz Cackowski.

Scheduled to begin shooting later this month, the pic sees long-time friends celebrating a 50th birthday with a weekend getaway to Napa.

Poehler is among the project’s producers. She is producing via her Paper Kite Productions. The “Inside Out” actress previously helmed eps of “Parks and Recreation” and “Broad City,” both of which she exec produced. The Emmy and a Golden Globe winner starred in the former from 2009 to 2015.

“Wine Country” isn’t the only project Poehler has in the works with Netflix.
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Amy Poehler to Make Feature Directorial Debut with Netflix’s ‘Wine Country’

Believe it or not, Amy Poehler has yet to make her feature directorial debut. That's about to change with a new Netflix comedy dubbed Wine Country. Not content with simply sitting in the director's chair, Poehler will also star in and produce the film, and she'll be joined by a cast including Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph and Emily Spivey, with, of course, Tina Fey waiting somewhere in the wings. Perhaps Netflix will prove to be as lucrative a platform for Poehler, Fey & Co. as it has been for Adam Sandler & Friends, …
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Amy Poehler to Direct, Star in Netflix Comedy ‘Wine Country’

Amy Poehler to Direct, Star in Netflix Comedy ‘Wine Country’
Netflix is sending Amy Poehler to “Wine Country” to make her feature directorial debut, produce and star in a comedy about friends having a weekend celebration of a 50th birthday.

The cast includes Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and features Tina Fey.

The film will be produced by Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions. Carla Hacken (“Hell or High Water,” “Brad’s Status”) will produce via her Paper Pictures label and Morgan Sackett (“Parks and Recreation,” “Veep”) will produce through Dunshire Productions.

Poehler will direct from a script written by “Saturday Night Live” veterans Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski, who teamed on “The Last Man on Earth.”

Principal photography will begin towards the end of March in Los Angeles and Napa, Ca. Napa is one of the top wine-growing districts in the world. It was the setting for Keanu Reeves’ 1995 drama “A Walk in the Clouds.
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Red Alert: Amy Poehler Is Coming to Netflix With a New Comedy!

Amy Poehler is coming to Netflix, and we're not just referring to every single episode of Parks and Recreation. The streaming giant has announced a new comedy called Wine Country with the Saturday Night Live alum and comedy legend. Poehler will direct, star in, and produce the film, which is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the story of "longtime friends who go to Napa for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday." The project will feature a few other exciting names as well: Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, and Emily Spivey are all slated to get in on the action. Spivey, who previously worked with Poehler on Parks and Rec, also penned the script! Clearly, the film has a lot of brilliant minds from the get-go. Principal photography starts in March in Napa, CA, which means we could see the film sometime in 2019. Who's crossing their
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Amy Poehler to Direct, Star in ‘Wine Country’ for Netflix

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Amy Poehler to Direct, Star in ‘Wine Country’ for Netflix
Amy Poehler is set to make her feature film directorial debut with Netflix’s “Wine Country,” in which she will also star, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph and Emily Spivey will star alongside her. “Wine Country” will be about a group of longtime friends who go to Napa, California, for a weekend getaway to celebrate a 50th birthday. Spivey, who worked with Poehler on “Parks and Recreation” and “Saturday Night Live,” also wrote the script alongside “SNL’s” Liz Cackowski. Also Read: 'Parks and Recreation' Stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza...
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Amy Poehler to Direct, Star in and Produce Netflix Comedy 'Wine Country' (Exclusive)

Amy Poehler to Direct, Star in and Produce Netflix Comedy 'Wine Country' (Exclusive)
Amy Poehler is hopping into the director's seat with a little vino in hand.

The actress-turned-producer will make her feature directorial debut with Wine Country, a Netflix comedy she will also star in and produce.

Poehler has assembled an all-star lineup of fellow comedians for her project, with Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph and Emily Spivey joining her on the call sheet. Longtime partner in crime Tina Fey will also be on hand.

The script was written by Spivey, who worked with Poehler on her NBC show Parks and Recreation as well as on Saturday Night Live,...
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Ana Gasteyer on Moving From the Groundlings Troupe to ‘Saturday Night Live’

After getting her start training with the Los Angeles improv-sketch group the Groundlings in the ’90s, Ana Gasteyer booked guest roles on quintessential sitcoms of the decade, including “Seinfeld” (in the infamous 1995 episode “The Soup Nazi”), “Mad About You” and “Just Shoot Me!” In 1996, she joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” creating iconic characters that included low-key NPR host Margaret Jo McCullen and impressions of personalities like Martha Stewart and Joan Rivers. She has continued to show off her comedy chops on such programs as “3rd Rock From the Sun,” “Suburgatory” and “The Goldbergs,” and is now starring in the TBS sitcom “People of Earth” as well as appearing opposite Maria Bamford in the offbeat Netflix comedy “Lady Dynamite.”

Gasteyer was first mentioned in Variety on Sept. 5, 1996, for joining the “SNL” cast.

At what point did you decide comedy was for you?

At Northwestern there is an improv comedy troupe called the Mee-Ow Show. That was my
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Lady Dynamite

Network: Netflix. Episodes: 20 (half-hour). Seasons: Two. TV show dates: May 20, 2016 — November 10, 2017. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Maria Bamford, Ana Gasteyer, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Mo Collins, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Bridget Everett, Lennon Parham, Yimmy Yin, Dean Cain, and Ed Begley, Jr. TV show description: A comedy from creators Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz, the Lady Dynamite TV show is loosely inspired by the experiences of star Maria Bamford. Netflix describes it as, "...the story of a woman who loses -- and then finds -- her s**t." Set in Los Angeles, the sitcom is a sometimes surreal look at several different periods in the actor and standup comic's life. Even as
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Lady Dynamite: Cancelled by Netflix; No Season Three

We'll leave it to you to decide if it went out with a whimper or a bang, but Netflix has cancelled Maria Bamford's Lady Dynamite TV show. The decision to pass on a third season renewal comes about two months after the second season dropped to Netflix, on November 10, 2017. A loosely autobiographical Netflix comedy, Lady Dynamite stars Bamford, Ana Gasteyer, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Mo Collins, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Bridget Everett, Lennon Parham, Yimmy Yin, Dean Cain, and Ed Begley, Jr. Inspired by Bamford's experiences, Netflix describes Lady Dynamite as, “…the story of a woman who loses — and then finds — her s**t.” Set in Los Angeles, the sitcom takes an oft surreal look at several different periods in the actor and standup comic’s life. Read More…
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Lady Dynamite: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Netflix?

Vulture Watch Is Maria Bamford still making progress? Has the Lady Dynamite TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Lady Dynamite, 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? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, Lady Dynamite stars Maria Bamford, Ana Gasteyer, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Mo Collins, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Bridget Everett, Lennon Parham, Yimmy Yin, Dean Cain, and Ed Begley, Jr. The comedy is loosely inspired by the experiences of star Maria Bamford. Netflix describes it as, “…the story of a woman who loses — and then finds — her s**t.” Set in
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