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Slideshow, Audio: Opening Night for ‘Marshall’ at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

Previous | Image 1 of 7 | NextChadwick Boseman portrays Thurgood Marshall in ‘Marshall.’

Chicago – On the night before the nationwide opening of the new film “Marshall,” the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival was alive with the premiere Red Carpet event – both for the start of the Festival and for the film and its stars. Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Jussie Smollett and John Marshall (the son of Thurgood Marshall, the subject of the film) all walked the carpet.

The cast, crew and John Marshall all spoke to HollywoodChicago.com, with the following interviews taking place on October 12th, 2017.

In Part One of the Red Carpet interviews, Chadwick Boseman talks of the challenges of portraying Thurgood Marshall, Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us”) gives perspective on his character of Joseph Spell and Jussie Smollett (“Empire”) talks about his experiences on playing poet Langston Hughes.

In Part Two, Reginald Hudlin, director of “Marshall,” talks about
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Bill Murray Is Once Again the Star of March Madness As His Son’s Team Pulls Off Shocking Upset

Bill Murray Is Once Again the Star of March Madness As His Son’s Team Pulls Off Shocking Upset
Bill Murray is having one helluva sports year.

The actor was seen proudly cheering and celebrating 11-seed Xavier University’s victory over 2-seed University of Arizona during Thursday’s Ncaa tournament matchup at Sap Center in San Jose, California.

And Murray, whose son is an assistant coach for Xavier’s basketball team, had the best time at the game.

He made “X” gestures by crossing his arms to show his support for the Musketeers, and even rubbed the head of Sister Rose Ann Fleming, the 77-year-old nun who makes sure all of Xavier’s student-athletes live up to the University’s academic standards.
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Kentucky High School Lifts Hairstyle Ban After Furious Parents and Students Call Policy Racist

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Kentucky High School Lifts Hairstyle Ban After Furious Parents and Students Call Policy Racist
When parents and students in Louisville, Kentucky, got wind of Butler Traditional High School's dress code policies forbidding certain hairstyles, they spoke up and spoke out. The policy - which outlawed cornrows, twists and dreadlocks, among other styles - was first revealed to parents and students on a pink handout at registration in late July. "Hair styles that are extreme, distracting, or attention-getting will not be permitted," the flyer read. "No dreadlocks, cornrolls (sic), twists, mohawks, no jewelry will be worn in the hair. No braids will be allowed on males." "Those students who come to school in violation of
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Kentucky High School Lifts Hairstyle Ban After Furious Parents and Students Call Policy Racist

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Kentucky High School Lifts Hairstyle Ban After Furious Parents and Students Call Policy Racist
When parents and students in Louisville, Kentucky, got wind of Butler Traditional High School's dress code policies forbidding certain hairstyles, they spoke up and spoke out. The policy - which outlawed cornrows, twists and dreadlocks, among other styles - was first revealed to parents and students on a pink handout at registration in late July. "Hair styles that are extreme, distracting, or attention-getting will not be permitted," the flyer read. "No dreadlocks, cornrolls (sic), twists, mohawks, no jewelry will be worn in the hair. No braids will be allowed on males." "Those students who come to school in violation of
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Florida Man Brings Neighbor's Dead Body to Lawyer's Office

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A Florida man claims he killed his neighbor in self-defense, threw the victim's body in his truck and drove to his lawyer's office because he didn't know who else to trust. John Marshall, 52, told attorney Robert Harris that he fatally shot 65-year-old Theodore Hubbell Jr. in self-defense after the two got into an argument Wednesday, Wzvn-tv reports. Marshall then put his neighbor's body in the pickup bed of his truck and drove straight to Harris's office. "Once I learned of the facts, I called 911," Harris told the TV network. Marshall claims that Hubbell tried to kill him first, his lawyer also said.
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Florida Man Brings Neighbor's Dead Body to Lawyer's Office

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A Florida man claims he killed his neighbor in self-defense, threw the victim's body in his truck and drove to his lawyer's office because he didn't know who else to trust. John Marshall, 52, told attorney Robert Harris that he fatally shot 65-year-old Theodore Hubbell Jr. in self-defense after the two got into an argument Wednesday, Wzvn-tv reports. Marshall then put his neighbor's body in the pickup bed of his truck and drove straight to Harris's office. "Once I learned of the facts, I called 911," Harris told the TV network. Marshall claims that Hubbell tried to kill him first, his lawyer also said.
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Beau Willimon Among Candidates For WGA East Council

Beau Willimon Among Candidates For WGA East Council
The House Of Cards showrunner is looking to expand his political influence from the White House to the union hall. Beau Willimon is among the candidates announced today for a two-year term on the WGA East Council. Fifteen other candidates also will vie for the seven open Freelance seats including incumbents John Auerbach, Jenny Lumet, Terry George, Richard Vetere, Patrick Mason and Walter Bernstein, the 94-year-old Fail-Safe and The Front scribe who was blacklisted during the 1950s. The other candidates are Kyle Bradstreet, Andrea Ciannavei, Timothy Cooper, Marin Gazzaniga, Chris Kyle, John Marshall, Jo Miller, Oren Moverman, Danielle Paige and […]
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Blacklisted Writer Walter Bernstein Seeking Re-Election to WGA East Council, Beau Willimon Running

The Writers Guild of America East has announced 20 candidates for its 10 open council seats, including 94-year-old Walter Bernstein and five other incumbents.

House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon is also seeking a seat.

Bernstein, who was blacklisted by the Hollywood studios during the 1950s, and Willimon are among 16 candidates for the seven open Freelance seats along with Timothy Cooper, Marin Gazzaniga, Jo Miller, John Marshall, John Auerbach, Chris Kyle, Richard Vetere, Kyle Bradstreet, George Strayton, Oren Moverman, Jenny Lumet, Andrea Ciannavei, Danielle Paige and Terry George.

The four candidates for the three open Staff seats are Cath Twohill, Gail Lee, Kathy McGee and Patrick Mason.

Besides Bernstein, the other incumbents are Auerbach, George, Lumet, Mason and Vetere.

Bernstein received an Oscar nomination and a WGA award for the script for 1976′s “The Front.” The WGA East awarded him the Ian McLellan Hunter Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing in 1994 and the Evelyn F.
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Jenna Jameson pleads not guilty to DUI

Jenna Jameson has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) charges. The former porn actress was formally booked with two counts of DUI and one count of driving without a valid license after crashing her car into a lamppost in Orange County, California, on May 25. Jenna was arrested following the incident when she was asked to take a field sobriety test and failed it by showing signs of intoxication. Prosecutors in Orange County say tests showed her blood-alcohol level was .05 percent above the legal state limit. She entered her not guilty plea in court on Tuesday (24.07.12). Jenna's attorney John Marshall Kremer revealed the blonde beauty was not prepared to comment on the matter at
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Jenna Jameson Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges

Jenna Jameson Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges
Westminster, Calif. — Former adult film star Jenna Jameson has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence when she struck a light pole in Southern California.

Jameson was arrested on May 25 after her Range Rover struck the pole in Westminster, resulting in minor injuries. Prosecutors in Orange County say tests showed her blood-alcohol level was .05 percent above the state legal limit.

Jameson was charged with three misdemeanor counts, including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving with a blood-alcohol level over the state legal limit and driving on a suspended license.

She entered her plea on Tuesday.

Jameson's attorney, John Marshall Kremer, told City News Service that his client declined to comment.

Jameson crossed into the mainstream after publishing a popular autobiography in 2004.
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WGA East Announces Council Nominees

New York – The Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) announced today the 2012 nominees for its Council election (order determined by lot*). The term is for two years, from 2012-2014. There are 10 open Council seats (seven Freelance seats and three Staff seats) in this election. The 10 candidates for the seven open Freelance seats are: Richard Vetere, Lara Shapiro, Gina Gionfriddo, Walter Bernstein, John Rinaldi, Michael Kantor, John Auerbach, Terry George, Jenny Lumet and John Marshall. The three candidates for the three open Staff seats are: Patrick Mason, Arthur Daley and Ted Schreiber. The Wgae annual membership meeting is scheduled for September 20, 2012. *The order of listing candidates is determined by a drawing of candidates’ names by lot, conducted by two members with a Wgae staff member acting as witness. The Wgae does not endorse or recommend any candidates for Guild office. Related: WGA West Announces First Board Candidates
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‘Inception’ and ‘The Social Network’ Win Writers Guild Awards

HollywoodNews.com: The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) tonight announced the winners of the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the Axa Equitable Center in New York City.

Screen Winners

Original Screenplay

Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.

Adapted Screenplay

The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich; Sony Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

Inside Job, Written by Charles Ferguson; Co-written by Chad Beck, Adam Bolt; Sony Pictures Classic

Television Winners

Drama Series

Mad Men, Written by Jonathan Abrahams, Lisa Albert, Keith Huff, Jonathan Igla,Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy,

Tracy McMillan, Dahvi Waller, Matthew Weiner; AMC

Comedy Series

Modern Family, Written by Jerry Collins,
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The Liberty Bell Rings: Wake-Up Video

Though American independence is obviously commemorated on the Fourth of July, a very significant symbolic event happened several days after the Second Continental Congress signed their names to the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On this day in 1776, Colonel John Nixon sounded the Liberty Bell, which called together citizens of Philadelphia for the first public reading of that historic document (which had just been returned from the printers). The bell, which at the time was housed in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (which came to be known as Independence Hall), bore the inscription "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof."

The bell was originally cast in 1751 to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of Pennsylvania's constitution. It was used regularly to summon locals for important announcements and celebrations (up until 1776, the most notorious ringing of the Liberty Bell was in 1765, when it was rung to
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Kanye West Performs For Chicago Students

Chicago, Illinois (X17online) - Kanye West has rewarded three Chicago Public Schools with a mini-concert. The shows were provided by The Kanye West Foundation's Stay in School program. Farragut Career Academy, John Marshall Metropolitan and Percy L. Julian all were payed a visit by West ... rewarding the students for improving their behavior, attendance and grades. It also happened to be Kanye's 33rd birthday. In previous years, event organizers would bring the kids to House of Blues and Chicago Theatre, but this time organizers say that West wanted something more intimate. In front of over 1,600 students, West performed hits like Touch the Sky, Good Life and Power. Also part of the show, Lupe Fiasco and Common.
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Kanye West's Free Shows, 'My Idiot Brother' And Michael Jackson's Cemetery: Three To See

Every morning, MTV News delivers the top news stories in music, movies and pop culture hot and fresh for your reading and watching pleasure. We then bring together a trio of the biggest headlines for "Three to See," the daily digest of the top stories making noise on our site and across the Internet. This morning, stories on Kanye West's free show with Lupe Fiasco and Common, casting news regarding the Paul Rudd comedy "My Idiot Brother" and plans for the anniversary of Michael Jackson's death lead the way.

Kanye West Plays Free Private Concert For Chicago High Schools

For the third year in a row, the Kanye West Foundation held its end-of-the-school-year "Stay in School" event, which featured West, Lupe Fiasco and Common performing a free concert for Chicago high school students who maintain excellent grades. West visited Farragut Career Academy, John Marshall Metropolitan and Percy L.
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Kanye West Treats Chicago High Schools To Private Concerts

Lupe Fiasco and Common joined Yeezy in rewarding public school students for their achievements this year.

By Gil Kaufman

Kanye West and Common perform at the Kanye West Foundation's third annual Stay in School event on June 8

Photo: Daniel Boczarski/ Getty Images

Kanye West gave the students at three Chicago public schools serious incentive to keep up their grades and make it to school: the promise of a private concert.

On Tuesday, the rapper's 33rd birthday, he made good on that pledge with the Kanye West Foundation's third annual Stay in School event, which found him visiting three different hometown high schools to perform mini-concerts along with pals Lupe Fiasco and Common, according to the Chicago Tribune.

With the exception of a recent club appearance in Manhattan, West has been keeping a low profile for the past eight months. But he stepped back into the spotlight to reward the kids at Farragut Career Academy,
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2009-10 College and University Programs in Theater and Dance

The following is a list of accredited, degree-granting acting and dance programs at colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. It includes schools that grant either a degree in acting, theater, dance, or a degree in another major that has an acting component or concentration.  In general, B.A. and M.A. programs are more academic in nature (though they may offer a performance component or concentration), while Bfa and Mfa programs focus on training professional performers. An A.A. is a two-year junior-college degree. The list also includes nondegree acting programs that have a structured curriculum.Undergraduate TheaterAlabamaAuburn UniversityDepartment of Theater, 211 Telfair B. Peet Theatre, Auburn, Al, 36849-5422. theatre@auburn.edu. http://media.cla.auburn.edu/theatre/. (334) 844-4748. B.A. in theater, Bfa in music theater, performance, design/tech. Auburn University, MontgomeryDepartment of Communication and Dramatic Arts, P.O. Box 244023, Rm 223 Liberal Arts, Montgomery, Al,
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