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Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston Join Cast For ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’

Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston Join Cast For ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’
Halle Berry and Anjelica Huston are joining the cast of Lionsgate’s third installment of its hit franchise John Wick: Chapter 3. It was already announced that Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane as well as Lance Reddick are returning for the Chad Stahelski-directed film, which will go through Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label for a May 17, 2019 release.

The film introduces Berry as “Sofia,” Huston as “The Director” and Dillon as “The Adjudicator” of the High Table, Dacascos as an assassin named “Zero,” and Mantzoukas as the “Tick Tock Man.”

Berry sent out an Instagram today announcing the move to her fans:

Also aboard this time around are Asia Kate Dillon (Billions), Mark Dacascos (Lucky Day), and Jason Mantzoukas (The Long Dumb Road). Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman from The Raid film franchise join as formidable professional killers that Wick has to face off against; Martial arts star Tiger Hu Chen
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President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama Head to Netflix With New Production Deal

President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama Head to Netflix With New Production Deal
There was Shonda Rhimes. Then it was Ryan Murphy. Now? Barack Obama is heading to Netflix. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce films and series, Netflix announced in a press release. Yes, your new favorite show may be executive produced by Obamas. "One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience," President Obama said in a statement. "That's why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix—we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote...
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Jake Gyllenhaal Is in Talks to Play the Spider-Man Sequel's Big Villain, Mysterio

Jake Gyllenhaal Is in Talks to Play the Spider-Man Sequel's Big Villain, Mysterio
The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is still in the early stages of production, but it might have already landed one of the movie's most important roles: its villain. None other than Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly in talks to play Mysterio, a classic nemesis for the titular web-slinger from the comics.

Mysterio, the brainchild of Marvel legends Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, made his big debut in the comics in 1964. The supervillain's alter-ego is Quentin Beck, a stunt man with an extraordinary talent for special effects and illusions, which he uses to pull off major crimes. Those abilities, partnered with his skills as an amateur chemist, help him take on Spider-Man a number of times.

While Gyllenhaal's casting isn't official just yet, we can totally see the Stronger actor playing a bad guy. He'd be joined by Tom Holland, who will be reprising his role as Peter Parker, as well as Zendaya as MJ.
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Billboard Music Awards 2018: Complete Winners List

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Billboard Music Awards 2018: Complete Winners List
Kendrick Lamar dominated in the early stages of Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, picking up six awards, including top rap artist.

Ed Sheeran took home four prizes, including Top Artist. Also earning four awards: Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee for their mega-hit with Justin Bieber, “Despacito.”

Billboard Music Awards nominees and winners are based on fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners.

The awards are based on the chart period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018.
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Bill Gold, Iconic Master of the Movie Poster, Dies at 97

Bill Gold, Iconic Master of the Movie Poster, Dies at 97
Bill Gold, who revolutionized the art of the movie poster over a seven-decade career that began with Casablanca and included A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and dozens of Clint Eastwood films, has died. He was 97.

Gold died at his home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, on Sunday, according to family spokeswomen Christine Gillow.

The Brooklyn native began at Warner Bros. in the early 1940s and had a hand in more than 2,000 posters during his iconic career, working on films for everyone from Alfred Hitchcock (1954's Dial M for Murder), Elia Kazan (1955's East of Eden) and ...
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'13 Reasons Why': Compelling Teen Drama or Just Hot-Topic Exploitation?

Depending on who you ask, Netflix's hit Ya drama 13 Reasons Why is either tremendously irresponsible television or an incredibly bold and vital work. Like a lot of things geared toward The Youth, there is a compulsion to litigate its existence in public forums, condemn it alongside Tide Pods and/or declare it a Good Way to Talk to Your Teen. And because the show's second season premiered over this past weekend, you'll see many trying to sort this out once more and in disproportionately severe terms: Is 13 Reasons Why dangerous?
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Amazon Studios Names NBC Vet Vernon Sanders Co-Head of TV

Veteran TV exec Vernon Sanders has joined Amazon Studios as co-head of television. He will oversee creative and production units for Amazon Prime Video.

Sanders will work alongside Albert Cheng, who was named co-head of TV in a reorganization of Amazon’s entertainment division under new top executive Jennifer Salke in April. At the time, sources told Variety that Salke was in the process of looking for another executive with a creative background to lead the digital company’s television efforts with Cheng, who also serves as Amazon Studios COO.

“I’m thrilled to announce Vernon Sanders’ appointment to Co-Head of Television for Amazon Studios,
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Amazon Studios Names Vernon Sanders Co-Head of TV

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Vernon Sanders is joining Amazon Studios — and Albert Cheng — as its new co-head of Television. Overseeing the creative and production units of the streaming studio’s television operations with Cheng, Saunders will report to Jen Salke, the head of Amazon Studios.

“I’m thrilled to announce Vernon Sanders’ appointment to Co-Head of Television for Amazon Studios,” Salke said in a Monday statement. “Vernon’s undeniable expertise in nurturing talent and creative material will be a huge asset to our studio. Having worked side-by-side with him for seven years at NBC Entertainment, I can speak first-hand to his talents as a leader and creative force. I know Vernon and Albert Cheng will be a formidable team as we continue to build Amazon Studios.”

“I am tremendously excited to be joining Jennifer Salke, Albert Cheng and the forward-thinking team at Amazon Studios as they build an incredible destination for high-quality, compelling content,
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Jim Carrey Takes on School Shootings in Latest Artwork

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Jim Carrey Takes on School Shootings in Latest Artwork
Jim Carrey put his artistic talents to use to tackle gun manufacturers and the rash of school shootings with his latest work on Monday, offering a somber view on the topic.

The work, posted to Carrey’s Twitter account on Monday — days after the nation’s latest school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas — to offer his thoughts on the topic, both in picture and text.

“New Pledge for a Generation Betrayed,” Carrey wrote of the art, which depicted a classroom with rows of empty desks and windows riddled with bullet holes.

Also Read: Piers Morgan Thumps Trump Over Texas School Shooting Tweet: 'Your Prayers Don't Seem to Be Stopping Deranged Kids'

The image also bore the text, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America/And to the gum makers for whom it stands/One nation, under greed, indefensible/With butchery and injustice
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’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2 Sparks Outrage Over Graphic Rape Scene: ‘Beyond Disgusted’

(Spoilers ahead for “13 Reasons Why” Season 2)

Netflix’s popular teen drama “13 Reasons Why” has ignited more backlash in its sophomore season.

A scene that troubles viewers involved the bullied Tyler (Devin Druid).

The episode begins with a warning: “The following episode contains graphic depictions of sexual assault and drug abuse, which some viewers may find disturbing. It is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.”

In the scene, Monty (Timothy Granaderos), one of the baseball team members, beats Tyler up — first smashing his head against a bathroom sink and then plunging his head into a toilet. He then sexually assaults Tyler using a mop, and Tyler is left bloodied in the bathroom.

Also Read: '13 Reasons Why' Season 2 La Premiere Canceled After Sante Fe High School Shooting in Texas

Viewers of the show are divided on the scene: Some say that showing a sexual assault in such graphic detail is too disturbing,
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Bravo Orders ‘Real Housewives of the 1960s,’ 7 More Projects to Series

Bravo has got a brand new bag full of shows to fill up its now seven-night programming schedule this fall, including yet another “Real Housewives” series — but this one comes with a retro twist.

The NBCU cable network has ordered eight new series, it was announced Monday by Rachel Smith, senior vice president development, Bravo Media.

The slate includes “Real Housewives of the 1960s,” an “imaginative docu-series, a cast of modern women will be sent back to the 1960s to experience the ultimate era of the American Housewife,” and “Gold With Envy,” a reality show that follows the personal life of the host of ‘The Breakfast Club” radio show, DJ Envy.

Also Read: 'Project Runway' to Return to Bravo

While the new “Real Housewives” series bears the same moniker as others on the network, we should note it hails from production company Wall to Wall and executive producers Leanne Klein and Rob White,
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Bravo Puts Eight New Series Into Development, Including DJ Envy Family Docu-Comedy

Bravo is beefing up its development slate by adding eight new series, the cable network announced Monday.

The news comes on the heels of Bravo announcing orders for 11 new shows and 20 returning shows as they plan to expand to seven nights a week of original programming beginning in Fall 2018.

“Bravo offers a wide scope of programming that gives viewers many options to escape their normal reality mixing humor and fun with layered storytelling resulting in addictive series that offer unique worlds and characters,” said Rachel Smith, senior vice president of development for Bravo Media. “With this new slate of development,
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Johnny Depp Hunts Notorious B.I.G.'s Killer in First 'City of Lies' Trailer

Johnny Depp Hunts Notorious B.I.G.'s Killer in First 'City of Lies' Trailer
Johnny Depp portrays real-life Lapd detective Russell Poole, one of the lead investigators into the murder of Notorious B.I.G., in the first trailer for the upcoming film City of Lies. The film is the latest project to examine the Ready to Die rapper's drive-by shooting death, with the trailer arriving on what would have been Christopher Wallace's 46th birthday.

"A murder like that only goes unsolved if the police don't want to solve it," Depp's Poole says of the alleged conspiracy that hindered the investigation into Wallace's death.
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Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston Join ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’

Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston Join ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’
Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas have joined the cast of “John Wick: Chapter 3.”

The film, starring Keanu Reeves, will bring back Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, and Lance Reddick. It will be released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label on May 17, 2019.

Reeves’ character returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

“We’re thrilled to bring audiences the third installment of our hit ‘John Wick’ franchise with an exciting cast and world-class creative team,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake. “This is our latest expansion of the ‘John Wick’ universe, which already spans film, television, gaming, and location-based entertainment.”

“John
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Barack, Michelle Obama Sign Multi-Year Netflix Production Deal

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to produce TV shows and films. The couple created their own Higher Ground Productions to produce content for the streaming service, The New York Times reports.

Netflix announced the deal on Monday, detailing that the partnership could potentially include "scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features" exploring issues and subjects the president explored during his eight-year White House tenure.

"One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to
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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of May 21, 2018

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Roseanne” concludes its first revival season, while “Killing Eve” wraps up its critically-acclaimed first season.

Roseanne,” ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m.

In the season finale, Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision. But when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later,
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How ‘The Middle’ Will Say Goodbye After Nine Seasons

How ‘The Middle’ Will Say Goodbye After Nine Seasons
The last nine years have been one heck of a ride for “The Middle” cast and executive producers.

Series creators DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler don’t even want audiences to pardon the pun when they turn on ABC to watch the middle-America family comedy one last time on May 22 and see that the series finale title is simply that — “A Heck of a Ride.”

“One thing that’s very important to us is to think about our fans and to think about us and think about an ending that’s appropriate to the show we’ve always been,” Heisler tells Variety.
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Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia Invest in Atom Tickets (Exclusive)

Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia Invest in Atom Tickets (Exclusive)
Atom Tickets is bringing more high-wattage Hollywood electricity on board: Dwayne Johnson and his business partner Dany Garcia have teamed with the online-ticketing startup as investors and advisers.

Johnson and Garcia, who were formerly married, are the co-founders of Seven Bucks Productions. Johnson, aka “The Rock,” is the former WWE star who’s a bankable box-office draw, have toplined recent major studio releases “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Rampage.”

In their advisory roles, Johnson and Garcia — along with other Seven Bucks execs — will provide guidance to the growing startup. They join filmmakers Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Tyler Perry on Atom Tickets’ board of adivsers.

“My main objective is to deliver entertainment that the world can enjoy,” Johnson said in a statement. “Coming aboard with Atom Tickets creates an opportunity for us to add even greater value to the moviegoing event.” He added, “We are not only deepening the
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Lena Waithe to Receive ‘Trailblazer’ Honor at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Lena Waithe to Receive ‘Trailblazer’ Honor at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Lena Waithe, who made history as the first woman of color to win an Emmy Award for comedy writing for her work on “Master of None,” will be honored with the “Trailblazer” Award at the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards.”

The prize recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment.

“Lena is shaking up Hollywood and breaking cultural boundaries through her innovative and authentic storytelling,” said Amy Doyle, general manager of MTV, VH1 and Logo. “Her unwavering passion for equality and inclusion make her the perfect recipient for this year’s Trailblazer Award.”

In addition to starring in Steven Spielberg
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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 4: Kimmy Gets a Job, Tackling #MeToo, and Jon Hamm’s Return

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 4: Kimmy Gets a Job, Tackling #MeToo, and Jon Hamm’s Return
Ellie Kemper opens the door of her “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” green room — backstage at the show’s sprawling set in Greenpoint, Brooklyn — clad in a woman-sized, painfully Diy facsimile of a Girl Scout uniform. The green felt sash drops over her drab cotton prairie dress, the one that her character, Kimmy, wears in the bunker that she escaped from in the first season. The “badges” are all bits and scraps of trash — like a single dry macaroni, or a few artfully sewn-on can tabs. Kemper, laughing, explains that she’s shooting a flashback scene where she and Cyndee (Sara Chase
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