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‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Trailer: Marielle Heller Returns with Melissa McCarthy-Led Biopic

One of the best debuts of the past few years was Marielle Heller’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl and this fall, the director will make her return with the Melissa McCarthy-led biopic Can You Ever Forgive Me?. The film follows the true s tory of a once-famous entertainment writer who starts to forge letters from deceased celebrities. Ahead of an October release, the first trailer has now arrived courtesy of Fox Searchlight.

“There are pitfalls to biopics that are hard to get away from. There’s an expectation that you’re doing a certain amount of journalistic storytelling that’s going to give an exact play-by-play showing someone’s entire life from cradle to grave. This does none of that,” Heller tells EW. “I like telling stories about women who would otherwise be [ignored],” says Heller. “[Lee] wishes…. that she could have been a part of this great intellectual
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Melissa McCarthy in Superb First Trailer for 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

"What seems to be the problem?" Fox Searchlight has debuted an excellent first trailer for the new film Can You Ever Forgive Me?, about author Lee Israel, played by Melissa McCarthy, who made her living in the 1970's & 80's plagiarizing from other famous authors. This is the new feature film made by filmmaker Marielle Heller, who made the outstanding indie debut The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Heller is one of my favorite filmmakers on the rise, and I'm so happy to get a glimpse at her latest. This looks delightfully droll, and entertaining in weird ways, but I'm still into it. The cast includes Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Michael Cyril Creighton, Jennifer Westfeldt, and Anna Deavere Smith. This is a seriously great trailer for a film that looks exceptionally good. McCarthy giving a helluva performance, too. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Trailer: ‘Diary of Teenage Girl’ Director Marielle Heller Returns With Another Wild True Story

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Trailer: ‘Diary of Teenage Girl’ Director Marielle Heller Returns With Another Wild True Story
The Diary of a Teenage Girl” helmer Marielle Heller snagged a slew of potential projects after her 2015 breakout starring Bel Powley, but she’s finally back in theaters this fall thanks to a long-gestasting film that speaks to her fascinating with wild true stories and asks one big question: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” And what a movie to remind people how talented Heller is, thanks to a notoriously nutty story and the canny casting of Melissa McCarthy in a role that demands drama.

Based on Lee Israel’s autobiography of the same name — and with a Nicole Holofcener script to boot — the film unspools the crazy story of Israel (McCarthy), once a lauded celeb biographer who turned to fraud and plagiarism when her coffers dried up. And it wasn’t just stories or books she faked, but letters from famous people, which she then sold to unsuspecting buyers (and
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 2)

1968: The Doctors' Liz was on a ledge, and on the news.

1977: David Hasselhoff performed the Y&R theme song on Merv.

1995: Oltl's Viki had an emotional confrontation with Dorian.

2006: Gh's Port Charles faced an encephalitis outbreak."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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 The Road of Life, Sybil Overton (Barbara Becker) became upset
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Daniel Radcliffe and Jennifer Westfeldt on their Unique Documentary ‘Circus Kid’

Available exclusively on Sundance Now, the documentary film Circus Kid (directed by Lorenzo Pisoni, produced by Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Eden Wurmfeld, and executive produced by Daniel Radcliffe and Karen Lehner) shows the spirit, danger and dynamics of growing up in a circus family. As young as age 2, Lorenzo Pisoni started his career in the family business, the Pickle Family Circus, and while that’s a fascinating story, in itself, the doc also delves deeper into the father-son relationship, through interviews with Larry Pisoni, exploring not only how he changed the way people view the circus and …
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Dakota Johnson and Jon Hamm Might Be a Thing

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2017-10-10T13:42:12-07:00Dakota Johnson and Jon Hamm Might Be a Thing

Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson and Mad Men star Jon Hamm might be moving from the friend zone into someplace more romantic. The pair have reportedly been spotted out and about together more than once, and observers have noted they seem very cozy when they're together. They're both romantically available at the moment, so we have to wish them the best if they're embarking on a special path together.

Via Page Six.

Are Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson just friends or is there a romance blossoming?

We’re told the genetically blessed actors were spotted drinking wine at Kingside in the Viceroy Central Park hotel on Thursday night after Hamm, 46, hosted the Brooklyn Black Tie Ball.

“They seemed to really be enjoying each other’s company,” a spy told us of their “low-key” night,
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Laura Dern Won the Emmy, but Jackie Hoffman’s ‘Damn It’ Won the Internet — Watch

Laura Dern Won the Emmy, but Jackie Hoffman’s ‘Damn It’ Won the Internet — Watch
Animated, eccentric, and immensely talented, they just don’t make many like Jackie Hoffman. The hilarious character actress received her first Emmy nomination this year, for playing Mamacita in “Feud: Bette and Joan,” but she lost the statue to Laura Dern, who won for HBO’s smash hit murder mystery, “Big Little Lies.” Hoffman’s honest response when Dern’s name was announced caught many viewers off guard. Rather than delivering the placid, emotionless facade most losers adopt, Hoffman can be seen yelling “Damn it!” in her reaction shot. The Twitter rant that followed is even more hilarious.

“Broadway is dimming the lights,” she wrote. Hoffman is beloved by Broadway fans, having starred in 2002’s “Hairspray,” “Xanadu,” and “The Addams Family.” She first made waves onscreen in “Kissing Jessica Stein,” as the brassy best friend to Jennifer Westfeldt’s Jessica. She plays Billy Eichner’s nagging sister-in-law on Hulu’s “Difficult People,
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Exclusive: 'Younger' Sneak Peek! Kelsey Goes on an Impromptu Getaway With Josh -- and Doesn't Tell Liza

Exclusive: 'Younger' Sneak Peek! Kelsey Goes on an Impromptu Getaway With Josh -- and Doesn't Tell Liza
Is Kelsey warming to the idea of being more than friends with Josh?

On Wednesday's episode of Younger, titled "Fever Pitch," Kelsey (Hilary Duff) escapes from the Big Apple with her publicist pal, Lauren (Molly Bernard), for a spontaneous getaway -- with Liza's ex, Josh (Nico Tortorella), tagging along.

Related: 'Younger' Star Nico Tortorella Teases Season 4 and a Josh-Kelsey Romance

Et exclusively debuts a scene from the episode, where Kelsey -- enjoying the sun in upstate New York -- phones Liza (Sutton Foster) after bailing on an author pitch fest.

During the call, Liza reveals that the pitch fest wasn't a complete "sh*t show," telling Kelsey about a new author (played by guest star Jennifer Westfeldt), whose "amazing," "mature" and "sophisticated" book concept sounded promising and could be Millennial's new savior. When Liza asks if Kelsey is by herself, she tells her she's not but fails to mention the presence of one very important
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Hilary Duff on ‘Younger’ Season 4: ‘Everything Is so Twisted That Nothing Is Off the Table’

Hilary Duff on ‘Younger’ Season 4: ‘Everything Is so Twisted That Nothing Is Off the Table’
Younger” returned last week with its fourth season, and the premiere did not disappoint with a twisted cliffhanger: Kelsey (Hilary Duff) moved in with Liza’s (Sutton Foster) ex-boyfriend, Josh (Nico Tortorella).

As if that isn’t enough, remember, last season ended with Kelsey finally finding out that Liza has been lying about her age and that she’s actually in her 40s and not her 20s.

“It’s been a little bit of a more challenging of a season because we’re uncovering territory that we haven’t gone to before with her, but it’s really nice to see her have a lot more layers than before. As much as I loved playing her before, I was questioning her depth and I think that this season definitely shows a side of her that is vulnerable and really strong,” Duff tells Variety of her character’s new storyline this season, which
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Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate Spotted Out on Movie Date: They’re ‘Friendly,’ Says Source

Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate Spotted Out on Movie Date: They’re ‘Friendly,’ Says Source
Is there a hilarious new celebrity power couple in the works?

Fellow funny, famous and single people Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate were spotted coming out of a movie theater in New York City last week, and social media is already pining for the duo to make things official.

But for now, a source tells People that Hamm, 46, and Slate, 35, are just “friendly.”

Slate recently dated Chris Evans until they broke up in February. The actress cited the Captain America star’s fame as one of the reasons for their split. “Chris is a very, very famous person,” Slate said
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Wait, Are Jenny Slate and Jon Hamm Dating?

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Wait, Are Jenny Slate and Jon Hamm Dating?
Jenny Slate and Jon Hamm may or may not be dating, and the internet is having a field day. The pair, who costarred in Aardvark earlier this year, were spotted catching a movie together. While it could just be a friendly outing, both of them are newly single. Jon recently had a "really hard" breakup with his girlfriend of 18 years, Jennifer Westfeldt; meanwhile, Jenny famously split from her Gifted costar Chris Evans in February. Even though the actress kept their relationship under the radar when they were dating, she was practically an open book during her interview with Vulture, adding that they were just "really, really different" in the end. Perhaps she's found love with another costar?
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Hulu Acquires All Past Seasons of ‘Younger’ Ahead of Season 4 Premiere

Hulu has acquired the exclusive subscription streaming video on-demand rights to TV Land’s dramedy “Younger,” the streaming service announced Tuesday.

All past episodes of the series are now available to stream on Hulu, while the Season 4 premiere will air on TV Land on Wednesday, June 28th at 10 p.m./9c.

Hailing from “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star, the series stars two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann and Molly Bernard. It follows Liza, a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job in the highly competitive world of publishing – and succeeds. On TV Land, viewership increased for each season of “Younger”, and the program has broken all channel records in terms of digital and on demand consumption.

The upcoming fourth season of the series adds a lineup of guest stars, including Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth, Charles Michael Davis
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Exclusive: Jon Hamm Sets the Record Straight on Leaving Hollywood, Admits He ‘Overshared’ About Single Life

Exclusive: Jon Hamm Sets the Record Straight on Leaving Hollywood, Admits He ‘Overshared’ About Single Life
Jon Hamm’s not leaving Hollywood, at least not yet.

In a recent interview on Sunday Today With Willie Geist, Hamm admitted he still thinks about returning to teaching -- but he tells Et that doesn’t mean he’s leaving acting behind.

“You well know those things, you do an hour-and-a-half interview, and somebody pulls one sentence out of it and decides that's all they're gonna take away from it,” Hamm says. “I certainly never say never. It's a much less stressful job than this, although it has its own stresses. But I love teachers.”

More: Jon Hamm on If He'll Ever Have Kids

After graduating college in 1993, Hamm worked as a middle school drama teacher in his hometown of St. Louis for a year.

“I go back to St. Louis in July at some point,” Hamm shares. “I do a fundraiser for the public library there, so I still have my toe in that water
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Jon Hamm Gets Candid About His 'Really Hard' Split From Jennifer Westfeldt, Says Being Single 'Sucks'

Jon Hamm Gets Candid About His 'Really Hard' Split From Jennifer Westfeldt, Says Being Single 'Sucks'
Jon Hamm is having a "really hard" time as a bachelor.

Ever since splitting from his girlfriend of 18 years, Jennifer Westfeldt, in 2015, the Mad Men star hasn't been in the greatest of moods.

Watch: Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt Break Up After 18 Years

In a candid interview with InStyle, Hamm admits that being single "sucks."

"It's fine," the 46-year-old actor explains. "It's hard. It's hard to be single after being together for a long time. It's really hard. It sucks."

InStyle

The St. Louis, Missouri, native also confesses that in addition to being somewhat of a hopeless romantic, he's also quite the softie when it comes to enjoying Broadway plays or dance performances.

Watch: Why Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt Split After 18 Years: 'She Was Tired of Being His Mother'

"I'm just blown away by the beauty of it all," he says. "Especially when I see anybody performing at the peak of their ability. I see it
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Jon Hamm Says Social Media Is ‘the Visual Equivalent of Masturbating’

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Jon Hamm Says Social Media Is ‘the Visual Equivalent of Masturbating’
Jon Hamm is definitely not a fan of social media, as he made clear during an interview with InStyle on Friday. Unlike many Hollywood figures, the “Mad Men” alum does not have a social media presence — and he intends to keep it that way. “The point of life is not to put dog ears on yourself and post it online for everyone to see,” Hamm said, referencing Snapchat’s popular filters. “It’s fun, it’s adorable, but it’s the visual equivalent of masturbating — there’s no point other than immediate gratification.” The 46-year-old actor, who split in 2015 from Jennifer Westfeldt,
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Jon Hamm Gets Flirty with Kate Beckinsale — but Will It Lead to Romance?

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Jon Hamm Gets Flirty with Kate Beckinsale — but Will It Lead to Romance?
Jon Hamm is turning on those Don Draper charms for Kate Beckinsale.

The famous duo were spotted flirting at the premiere of his new film Baby Driver in Los Angeles earlier this week, but a source tells People it doesn’t appear to be anything serious.

“Jon is definitely interested in her,” says the source. “They’re flirty but it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere.”

Page Six first reported about the duo’s flirty encounter.

Both stars are coming off of long-term relationships. Beckinsale and her husband of 13 years, Len Wiseman, divorced in October, and Hamm recently
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Jon Hamm Says Being Single ‘Sucks’ After Split from Jennifer Westfeldt: ‘It’s Really Hard’

Jon Hamm Says Being Single ‘Sucks’ After Split from Jennifer Westfeldt: ‘It’s Really Hard’
Jon Hamm is opening up about the downsides of bachelor life.

In a candid interview with InStyle, the 46-year-old actor spoke about life after his 2015 split from his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, lamenting that the single life “sucks.”

“It’s hard,” he says. “It’s hard to be single after being together for a long time. It’s really hard. It sucks.”

He and the 47-year-old writer-director called it quits in September 2015 after 18 years together. At the time, the pair issued a joint statement to People, pledging to “continue to be supportive of each other in every way possible moving forward.
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Younger Season 4 Trailer: Kelsey and Josh Bond Over Liza's Big Secret

Younger Season 4 Trailer: Kelsey and Josh Bond Over Liza's Big Secret
“There’s got to be a better ending to us than this,” Liza tells Josh in the full-length trailer for Younger‘s upcoming fourth season (TV Land, June 28). But after everything that’s gone down between them, is that really possible?

RelatedYounger Renewed for Season 5

Season 4 picks up immediately following Liza’s bombshell confession to Kelsey — that she’s been lying about her age, in case you haven’t seen the show — and the fallout from that admission. (To quote Kelsey, “S–t’s about to go down.”)

RelatedYounger: Darren Star Breaks Down Biggest Finale Twists, Teases
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TVLine Items: Everwood Hits CW Seed, Younger Casts Charles' Ex and More

TVLine Items: Everwood Hits CW Seed, Younger Casts Charles' Ex and More
You can finally go back to Everwood.

The classic WB drama will be available to stream on The CW’s digital offshoot CW Seed, beginning Thursday, June 1. (The series was briefly online at the now defunct thewb.com before disappearing from the Internet.)

RelatedThe CW Fall Schedule: Arrow, Riverdale, Jane on Move, Originals, iZombie Mia

Additionally, CW Seed will add the original Dynasty to its library on Tuesday, Aug. 1, ahead of the network’s reboot of the iconic primetime soap this fall.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Younger has tapped Jennifer Westfeldt (Notes from the Underbelly,
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‘Younger’: Jennifer Westfeldt Set To Recur In Season 4

Jennifer Westfeldt (Friends With Kids) has joined the Season 4 cast of TV Land’s Younger in a recurring role opposite Sutton Foster. Westfeldt plays Pauline, a writer that Liza (Foster) meets at a pitch festival who happens to have a great idea for a book – a fiction novel based on her very real and very unfulfilling marriage. Liza relates and wants to sign her to Empirical, but runs into a snag when she realizes they may have more in common than she thought. Westfeldt…
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