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Jason Sudeikis Can't Smell — But Son Otis Thinks He's Got a 'Lego Up His Nose,' Olivia Wilde Says

Jason Sudeikis Can't Smell — But Son Otis Thinks He's Got a 'Lego Up His Nose,' Olivia Wilde Says
Olivia Wilde‘s fiancé Jason Sudeikis was born with an odd condition — but their 4½-year-old son, Otis Alexander, knows how to fix the problem!

The Life Itself actress, 34, opened up to Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night about the fact that the Horrible Bosses star, 43, can’t smell or taste anything.

“Apparently it took quite a while for him to realize it,” Wilde told the Jimmy Kimmel Live host. “I had weirdly heard it from our mutual friends, and it was an awkward thing I brought up on our first date. I was like, ‘I heard you don’t smell so great.
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Review: Driven (Tiff 2018)

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Plot: The true story of auto industry giant John DeLorean (Lee Pace) who, in an effort to save his crumbling empire, gets caught up in a major coke deal orchestrated by an FBI informant (Jason Sudeikis). Review: If all you know about the DeLorean is that it.s the time machine Marty McFly drives in Back To The Future, fasten your seatbelts. Driven has one whopper of a story to tell that.s all the more crazy...
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‘Driven’ Director Found Humor and Tension in John DeLorean’s Cocaine-Fueled Story (Video)

Hollywood has been trying to tell the story of John DeLorean, the creator of the famous, winged “Back to the Future” car, for decades. But Nick Hamm, director of the new film “Driven,” finally found a way to make it work.

DeLorean in the ’80s was implicated in a sting operation when FBI informant James Timothy Hoffman approached him to ask about setting up a cocaine deal. But the case was a set up, and DeLorean was eventually cleared of drug charges.

“This is a man who created his downfall through a huge act of hubris,” Hamm told TheWrap’s Steve Pond at Tiff. “How did he get involved in a terrible FBI entrapment with an absolute lowlife scumbag who was part of his weird social circle?”

Also Read: Nicole Kidman on Physical Transformation in 'Destroyer': 'It's My Job to Push Through' (Video)

Hamm said that while other
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Kenan Thompson on the Origins of SNL’s Classic ‘What Up With That’

Kenan Thompson on the Origins of SNL’s Classic ‘What Up With That’
In the fall of 2009, Kenan Thompson had a simple, ridiculous idea for a character that kept making him laugh: the host of a talk show obsessed with his own theme song. “He just can’t stop singing it,” Thompson says, in his interview for our recent profile. “I feel like if we made the movie version, it would haunt him while he was sleeping and shit. Over and over again, like, ‘I can’t stop.’ He approached Saturday Night Live writer Bryan Tucker (now the show’s co-head-writer) with the idea,
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Fast Cars, Cocaine And Bad Fashion: Nick Hamm’s ‘Driven’ Revisits The DeLorean Scandal – Toronto Studio

  • Deadline
The rise and fall of John DeLorean, the automotive kingpin brought down by a cocaine scandal in 1982, is—surprisingly—the basis of one of the more purely entertaining films to screen at Tiff this year. Played for laughs, but with a core seriousness that notes the FBI’s nefarious involvement in DeLorean’s undoing, Nick Hamm’s Driven came straight to Toronto from Venice, where it closed the festival. Stopping by the Deadline studio with cast members Lee Pace (who plays John DeLorean), Judy Greer, Jason Sudeikis and Isabel Arraiza, Hamm explained his decision to tell DeLorean’s story from the point of view of his neighbor, a shady character named Jim Hoffman (played by Sudeikis).

“What fascinated me about that story was [DeLorean] was a man that ultimately had everything,” said Hamm. “He had the lifestyle, the hair, the car, the house, the money … and in this moment of crazy
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The Gong Show on ABC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

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Has the gong sounded? Is The Gong Show TV show cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Gong Show, 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?

Airing on the ABC television network, The Gong Show is a wacky talent competition. Season two celebrity judges include Will Arnett, Fred Armisen, Rita Wilson, Tony Hale, Regina Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Sharon Osbourne, Brad Paisley, Dana Carvey, Ken Jeong, Rob Riggle, Alyson Hannigan, and Jimmy Kimmel. Performers with unique talents face off in hopes of impressing the rotating panel of three celebrity judges. When a judge determines
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‘Banshee’ Co-Creator Jonathan Tropper Inks With CAA

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‘Banshee’ Co-Creator Jonathan Tropper Inks With CAA
Exclusive: CAA has signed multi-hyphenate Jonathan Tropper whose work spans bestselling novels, films and television.

Tropper co-created and executive produced the Cinemax television show Banshee, which ran for four seasons and his latest TV drama, Warrior, executive produced by Justin Lin, will premiere on the pay-cable network in 2019. Warrior is a period crime drama inspired by the writings and work of martial arts icon Bruce Lee that is set during the brutal Tong Wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s.

Banshee followed an ex-con who assumed the identity of a slain sheriff in Banshee, a small Pennsylvania town in Amish country. He’s on the lam from a powerful crime lord, but while he’s the top brass in town, he imposes his own brand of justice and practices crime. Tropper directed the Banshee episode “Only One Way a Dogfight Ends”.

As an international bestselling novelist, Tropper
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Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis Take a Parents' Night Off for Life Itself Premiere

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Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis Take a Parents' Night Off for Life Itself Premiere
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are closer than ever!

The actress, 34, stepped out Thursday night at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, Calif., for the premiere of her upcoming film Life Itself. Wilde was accompanied by her fiancé Sudeikis with the two lovingly sharing a hug on the red carpet.

The mother of two was all smiles in a blue floral print dress, while the actor posed alongside her in a dark suit and navy blue striped tie with his long hair worn down.

The couple became engaged in 2013 and share two children together: daughter Daisy Josephine, who turns 2 in October,
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‘Driven’ With Jason Sudeikis And Lee Pace Stalls, Crashes & Burns [Tiff Review]

Toronto – Where do we even start with “Driven?” After an hour and 53 minutes, I’m not sure what Nick Hamm’s latest directorial effort wants to be. Is it supposed to be funny? Is it supposed to be poignant? Can it even find a tone that is compelling to watch? If the answer to all those questions is “I have no idea” than your movie probably has some serious problems.

“Driven” is an embellished account of how “Jim”, an FBI informant (or a composite of one), randomly waltzed into the life of famed automaker John DeLorean just as the famed automaker was attempting to launch his new automobile company in 1977.

Continue reading ‘Driven’ With Jason Sudeikis And Lee Pace Stalls, Crashes & Burns [Tiff Review] at The Playlist.
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Olivia Wilde Teaches Her Kids To Be Grateful By Telling Them They've 'Won The Life Lottery'

Actress Olivia Wilde knows that everyone isn't given the same opportunities in life. So when she recently stopped by the United Nations for a panel discussion on the new animated children's series Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures, she explained that she teaches her son, Otis, 4 and one-year-old daughter, Daisy, the value of hard work and often tells them "they won the life lottery." "Everything they have access to is privileged, so they have a responsibility to conserve resources and to be kind, embrace gender equality, and understand the value of their education," the 34-year-old explained. "If we can raise a generation that thinks that way, I really think the world will improve." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Olivia — who shares her kids with her longtime partner, actor Jason Sudeikis — also gushed that children's programming like the new Thomas & Friends show helps teach Otis and Daisy valuable life lessons. "We watch
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As Deadline Told You, Neon Has Closed A Deal On Natalie Portman Music Drama ‘Vox Lux’ – Toronto

  • Deadline
Updated with Neon confirmation: Neon has confirmed Deadline’s earlier scoop that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Vox Lux, the Natalie Portman movie directed by Brady Corbet that world premiered last week at the Toronto Film Festival. See the official release below the original story.

Previous, Monday Pm: On Monday morning, Mike Fleming, Jr. broke the news that the Brady Corbet-directed Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman was edging towards closing a deal with Neon. The film premiered Sept. 7 at the Elgin Theatre and became one the buzziest acquisition titles at the Toronto Film Festival and Neon has closed the deal.

In the film, Portman stars as a female pop star who survives a school shooting and becomes famous writing and performing a tribute song to the victims but evolves into a broken woman. Jude Law also stars as the pop star’s manager while Raffey Cassidy plays the singer as a teenager.
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Brits Hit Toronto With Wide Range of Genres

  • Variety
Brits Hit Toronto With Wide Range of Genres
A selection of the British movies screening at the Toronto Film Festival:

Outlaw King

Director: David Mackenzie

Section: Gala Presentations

Logline: Forced into exile by the English, Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine) fights to reclaim

the Scottish throne.

“Widows”

Director: Steve McQueen

Section: Gala Presentations

Logline: Crime thriller about four women left in the lurch when their criminal husbands are killed.

“Colette” (U.K.)

Director: Wash Westmoreland

Section: Special Presentations

Logline: Keira Knightley stars in historical drama about the eponymous French novelist.

“Driven”

Director: Nick Hamm

Section: Special Presentations

Logline: Lee Pace and Jason Sudeikis star in this story of the rise and fall of automotive maverick John DeLorean.

Red Joan” (U.K.)

Director: Trevor Nunn

Section: Special Presentations

Logline: Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson take on the complex persona of a seemingly demure physicist who is a British spy for the Kgb.

Teen Spirit” (U.K.)

Director: Max Minghella
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'Driven' Director to Launch 'Climate Wars' TV Series After Filming in Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

'Driven' Director to Launch 'Climate Wars' TV Series After Filming in Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico
Nick Hamm premiered his latest film Driven out of competition as the closing night film in Venice before it has its North American premiere in Toronto. And surprisingly his next project will be a TV project inspired by his experiences of seeing firsthand the effects that climate change can have on a nation, after filming in Puerto Rico.

Driven is the 1977-set incredible true story of automobile pioneer John DeLorean (Lee Pace), who dreams of bringing a new type of luxury car to market, a stainless steel car of the future complete with winged doors. His neighbor Jim (Jason Sudeikis), unbeknownst to ...
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Venice Film Review: ‘Driven’

  • Variety
Venice Film Review: ‘Driven’
There was a charged moment, sometime in the early years of this century, when it seemed Lee Pace could become one of America’s major screen actors. A sensitive everyman with a simultaneous, soulful outsider affinity, he made a dazzling debut as a transgender showgirl in “Soldier’s Girl,” but the slide into more workaday roles since then has been steady.

“Driven” is nothing if not workaday: A diverting, color-by-numbers comedy of mad moguls, FBI informants and not-so-fast cars in disco-to-Reagan-era California, Nick Hamm’s loosely fact-based film plays as a good-humored knockoff of Doug Liman’s “American Made” or David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” without even those films’ Scorsesesque ambitions. Improbably enough, however, it gives Pace a role to echo his earliest, most exciting promise: As disgraced automobile tycoon John DeLorean, he precisely etches an self-unmade man of tightly pinched sorrow, hovering some way above the gaudy hijinks beneath him.
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John DeLorean Story ‘Driven’ Closing Venice, Hoping For Big Toronto Sale After Barely Surviving Puerto Rico Hurricane

  • Deadline
John DeLorean Story ‘Driven’ Closing Venice, Hoping For Big Toronto Sale After Barely Surviving Puerto Rico Hurricane
Exclusive: Closing Night films at festivals aren’t always the most prestigious slot you can get (witness the debacle of Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote at Cannes this

year), but sometimes a surprise is in store. I think that is exactly the case for Venice tonight with its closer, Nick Hamm’s wild ride about the travails of car dreamer John DeLorean, Driven. And Driven indeed the man was to create his own legacy and eponymous car after striking out on his own following a successful gig as a top General Motors executive. For years, various producers and directors have tried to crack the code of the DeLorean story only to be stymied. The closest it has come to movie immortality is as the car featured in Back To The Future. Hamm thought there was another way, and a script (from Colin Bateman) finally got it right,
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‘Next Gen’: Netflix’s $30-Million Animated Pickup Taps the Sentient Robot Zeitgeist

  • Indiewire
When Netflix picked up the sci-fi animated feature “Next Gen” at Cannes for a whopping $30 million, the streaming giant put the industry on notice that it was serious about animation.

For directors Kevin Adams and Joe Ksander, it was the best possible distribution opportunity, despite the lack of a theatrical release and Oscar qualification.

“Buying the film for the price they did was great for everybody involved, but more importantly, they’ve been a partner who’s been really supportive of what we were trying to do,” said Ksander of the China-Canada co-production about the unlikely friendship between rebellious 12-year-old Mai (Charlyne Yi) and a runaway weaponized robot, 7723 (John Krasinski).

“Netflix was fine for what it is,” added Adams. “Studios weren’t sure how it fit as animated children’s film with Marvel-like action. Netflix was the most generous and they’re in a place where they can take a risk.
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2018 Toronto Market: Ripe With Packages And, Oh Yeah, Those Festival Films

  • Deadline
Telluride is over and Venice is ebbing, where festival fever gripped journalists to the point it seemed like every movie that played there will win Best Picture. Now it’s Toronto’s turn to fall in love with awards season launches, and there is an acquisitions market going on that will see some big deals, though most likely not for films playing in the festival. Speculation about a tepid market hasn’t factored the volume of promo reels and script stage packages being shown to an inordinately high volume of studio brass here to launch awards films. This adds to all the general awards season buzz, which is focusing on whether Netflix gives Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma a theatrical berth wide enough to allay those voters who’ve marginalized past entries from the streamer. That discussion should heat by the time Cuaron’s film bows Monday. It is a real contender,
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As Apple and Netflix Take the Stage, Here’s 22 Titles Buyers Want at This Year’s Tiff

As Apple and Netflix Take the Stage, Here’s 22 Titles Buyers Want at This Year’s Tiff
While the Toronto International Film Festival doesn’t boast a market as robust as Sundance or Cannes, there are always big deals; buyers like to see how movies wow Tiff critics and crowds. Most of all, the massive lineup of 300-plus films means that there’s the possibility of identifying a film that others overlook. “Nobody knew that movie was going to be what it was,” said Focus Features’ distribution chief Lisa Bunnell, remembering a little movie by Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker.” “The real surprise is nothing you can predict.”

Most Tiff slates are packed with Oscar contenders. Fox Searchlight has “The Favourite” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”; for Sony Pictures Classics it’s foreign-language titles “Capernaum,” “Sunset,” and “Never Look Away.” Annapurna has Barry Jenkins’ Tiff world premiere, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and Jacques Audiard’s “The Sister Brothers,” while Focus brings “Boy Erased.”

However, it
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As Apple and Netflix Take the Stage, Here’s 22 Titles Buyers Want at This Year’s Tiff

  • Indiewire
As Apple and Netflix Take the Stage, Here’s 22 Titles Buyers Want at This Year’s Tiff
While the Toronto International Film Festival doesn’t boast a market as robust as Sundance or Cannes, there are always big deals; buyers like to see how movies wow Tiff critics and crowds. Most of all, the massive lineup of 300-plus films means that there’s the possibility of identifying a film that others overlook. “Nobody knew that movie was going to be what it was,” said Focus Features’ distribution chief Lisa Bunnell, remembering a little movie by Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker.” “The real surprise is nothing you can predict.”

Most Tiff slates are packed with Oscar contenders. Fox Searchlight has “The Favourite” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”; for Sony Pictures Classics it’s foreign-language titles “Capernaum,” “Sunset,” and “Never Look Away.” Annapurna has Barry Jenkins’ Tiff world premiere, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and Jacques Audiard’s “The Sister Brothers,” while Focus brings “Boy Erased.”

However, it
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The Gong Show: Season Two Ratings

Last year, ABC brought back The Gong Show, originally a Chuck Barris 1970s and '80s NBC and syndicated classic. The TV series ran in about the middle of the pack in the Nielsen ratings race, even beat out some scripted series, and was renewed for a second season. How will it perform, this time around? Will The Gong Show be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.

Hosted by "British comedic legend Tommy Maitland" (Mike Myers), The Gong Show is a wacky ABC talent competition TV show. Season two celebrity judges include Will Arnett, Fred Armisen, Rita Wilson, Tony Hale, Regina Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Sharon Osbourne, Brad Paisley, Dana Carvey, Ken Jeong, Rob Riggle, Alyson Hannigan, and Jimmy Kimmel. Performers with unique talents face off in hopes of impressing the rotating panel of three celebrity judges. When a judge determines an act does not deserve a score, he
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