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Barbara Harris, Actress in ‘Freaky Friday,’ ‘Family Plot,’ Dies at 83

Barbara Harris, Actress in ‘Freaky Friday,’ ‘Family Plot,’ Dies at 83
Actress Barbara Harris, known for roles in films like the original “Freaky Friday” and multiple stints on Broadway, died on Tuesday at age 83, the Chicago Sun Times reported. The actress was in Scottsdale, Ariz. when she died of lung cancer.

Harris launched her career when she co-founded the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, Ill., later participating in the now world-renowned group’s first ever show. But her Second City performances were just the beginning of Harris’ flourishing career on the stage.

In 1967, Harris scored a best actress Tony award for her chameleon performances as Eve, Passionella, and Princess Barbara in “The Apple Tree.” She was also nominated for two other Tony awards, including a best featured actress nod for her Broadway debut in “From the Second City” and another best actress nod for her work as Daisy Gamble in 1965’s “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.”

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Danny Boyle Exits As Bond 25 Director Amid Creative Differences

Danny Boyle Exits As Bond 25 Director Amid Creative Differences
Danny Boyle, who had been set as director of the next installment of the James Bond franchise, is leaving the production, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said today on Twitter.

The franchise’s official social media handle said that Wilson, Broccoli and star Daniel Craig made the annoucnement

Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25. pic.twitter.com/0Thl116eAd

— James Bond (@007) August 21, 2018

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Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary Lands a Title and a Premiere Date

Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary Lands a Title and a Premiere Date
Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson now has a title for his upcoming World War I documentary: They Shall Not Grow Old. In his announcement trailer for the film back in January, Jackson revealed the project, a documentary of the lives of soldiers fighting in World War I brought to life using archival historical footage restored to near high-definition standards, complete with hand-colorized updates. We also learned that the WingNut Films production, complimented with archival material provided by the BBC and London’s Imperial War Museum, would be making its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival followed by …
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Toronto Film Festival Adds Natalie Portman Drama ‘Vox Lux’

Toronto Film Festival Adds Natalie Portman Drama ‘Vox Lux’
The Toronto International Film Festival has added Brady Corbet’s drama “Vox Lux,” starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law, and Neil Jordan’s “Greta,” with Chloe Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert.

The festival also announced Tuesday a total of 46 titles in its Discovery program, which is devoted to up-and-coming filmmakers. The festival will screen 255 features and 88 shorts with 138 being world premieres, including “Greta.” The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival will begin on Sept. 6.

Vox Lux” and “Greta” have been added to the Special Presentations program. “Vox Lux,” which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival, is a musical drama about a woman who achieves success after a tragic childhood. The film also stars Jennifer Ehle, Stacy Martin and Raffey Cassidy. “Greta” stars Moretz as a young woman in New York who befriends a widow, played by Huppert, who has sinister intentions.

The Discovery program includes Belgian director Lukas Dhont’s ‘Girl,
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David Harbour Teases ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Challenge ‘More Terrifying Than Any Demogorgon’

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David Harbour Teases ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Challenge ‘More Terrifying Than Any Demogorgon’
This story about David Harbour first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

The borderline between emotion and action has been a tricky one for David Harbour, who just received his second Emmy nomination for the role of Hawkins, Indiana, sheriff Jim Hopper in “Stranger Things.”

“I’m always fascinated emotionally in the moment that someone pulls a gun, even a cop,” Harbour said of his central role in the Duffer brothers’ Netflix drama. “That action — I don’t know that I, personally, as a human being could do it. So in the action sequences, the psychology really interests me.

“And in the more emotional sequences, the behavior really interests me. Which is more of the action, I guess. It’s kind of a paradox in that way.”

Also Read: Millie Bobby Brown Speaks Out About Bullying After She Was Subject of Homophobic Memes
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MTV VMAs 2018: The Complete Winners List, From Camila Cabello to Cardi B

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MTV VMAs 2018: The Complete Winners List, From Camila Cabello to Cardi B
It was a strong night for Camila Cabello at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, who took home “moon persons” for both Video of the Year and Artist of the Year.

The awards were spread out fairly evenly among the artists, with Childish Gambino taking home three, while Cabello, The Carters and Cardi B all won a pair of awards each.

Nicki Minaj won Best Rap video for her single, “Chun Li,” while Ariana Grande took home the award for Best Pop video for “No Tears Left to Cry.” Post Malone won Song of the Year for “rockstar” with 21 Savage. A pair of awards were also handed out during the pre-show, one to Cardi B for Song of Summer for her single, “I Like It” with Bad Bunny & J Balvin, and one to Hayley Kiyoko for Push Artist of the Year. As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez received the Michael Jackson
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MTV Announces ‘The Hills’ Reboot at VMAs

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MTV Announces ‘The Hills’ Reboot at VMAs
MTV took the opportunity at the Video Music Awards Monday to announce the return of one of its most beloved series: “The Hills.”

A short teaser reveals the title as “The Hills: New Beginnings.”

“It’s like we’re all growing up. It’s weird,” Stephanie can be heard saying as footage of Los Angeles plays set to a cover of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten.”

Based off the original docuseries, “The Hills: New Beginnings” will reunite original cast members, alongside their children and friends, and follow their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles. With new faces in the picture and returning favorites, “The Hills” is back for a new beginning.

The series is slated for release in 2019.

Many members of the original cast, including Justin Brescia, Stephanie Pratt, Frankie Delgado, Ashley Wahler, Jason Wahler, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, and Gunner Pratt reunited on the red carpet at the VMAs.
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Tiffany Haddish Sets Netflix Stand-Up Special

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Tiffany Haddish Sets Netflix Stand-Up Special
Netflix continues to pad its stand-up comedy roster with a Tiffany Haddish special. The hourlong show will tape early next year and bow worldwide later in 2019.

She is just the latest big-name comic to get a Netflix special as the streamer continues to roll out performances by the likes of Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock and Kevin James along with the special Def Comedy Jam 25.

Tiffany Haddish is a force,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP Original Documentary and Comedy at Netflix. “Hilariously funny, brash and self-effacing, she’s an incredible artist who is winning over audiences while breaking barriers, and we are tremendously proud that she will showcase her formidable talent on Netflix.”

The streaming service locked up Haddish’s voice talents in February, announcing that she will star in the toon series Tuca & Bertie. Ali Wong, whose own Netflix stand-up special bowed in May, co-stars in the series.
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Natalie Portman set to direct, star in Dear Abby-Ann Landers drama

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Natalie Portman set to direct, star in Dear Abby-Ann Landers drama
It's been announced that Black Swan and Annihilation star Natalie Portman will direct and star in an upcoming drama centered around Esther and Pauline Friedman, the twin sisters responsible for writing the long-standing Ann Landers and Dear Abby advise columns. It's being said that, for the pic, Portman will portray both siblings, who for years engaged in a rather vitriolic professional... Read More...
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‘Mrs. Fletcher’: HBO Picks Up Comedy Pilot Starring Kathryn Hahn To Series

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‘Mrs. Fletcher’: HBO Picks Up Comedy Pilot Starring Kathryn Hahn To Series
HBO has given a series order to its comedy pilot Mrs. Fletcher, starring Kathryn Hahn and directed and executive produced by Nicole Holofcener.

Mrs. Fletcher, based on The Leftovers author Tom Perrotta’s bestselling novel, marks the third consecutive HBO pilot to get a series pickup in the past month, joining dramas Euphoria, starring Zendaya, and Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen.

Perrotta, who co-created with Lindelof the HBO series The Leftovers inspired by his book, wrote the Mrs. Fletcher adaptation and executive produces.

Jackson White plays the co-lead opposite Hahn; Casey Wilson, Owen Teague and Jen Richards co-star.

Mrs. Fletcher is a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of Internet porn and social media on the lives of an empty-nest mother (Hahn) and her college freshman son (White).
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Scooter Braun to Develop Korean Pop Movie With Fox

Scooter Braun to Develop Korean Pop Movie With Fox
Fox 2000 Pictures has acquired film rights to an untitled feature film set in the world of Korean pop, or K-pop, with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects and Epic Magazine attached.

Elyse Hollander is attached to write the screenplay about an Asian American college student from the U.S. who becomes a top competitor on South Korea’s toughest k-pop competition show. Hollander’s screenplay for the Madonna biopic “Blonde Ambition” topped 2016’s Black List.

The k-pop project was announced Tuesday on the heels of an impressive opening weekend for Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians,” which underlined the appeal of Asian American stories.

“We’ve found great partners in Epic and Fox 2000 to showcase the world of k-pop,” Braun said. “We are excited to tap into Elyse’s talent to pull back the curtain on the genre at a time when it’s on the rise globally and give fans
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Filmmaker Jeff Nichols & Star Michael Shannon Team Up For New Short/Music Video ‘Long Way Back Home’

Filmmaker Jeff Nichols & Star Michael Shannon Team Up For New Short/Music Video ‘Long Way Back Home’
There’s never too much Michael Shannon in the world. No matter what project the actor signs up for, whether it’s as a stoner drug dealer in “The Night Before” or a crooked government official attempting to kill an unknown creature in “The Shape of Water,” the Academy Award-nominated actor is a welcome addition to just about every project he’s been in. And some of his best have been with filmmaker Jeff Nichols.

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O’Shea Jackson Jr. joins Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy

O’Shea Jackson Jr. joins Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy
THR is reporting that Straight Outta Compton star O’Shea Jackson Jr. has signed on to the cast of the legal drama Just Mercy, where he will star alongside Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther), Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) and Jamie Foxx (Baby Driver).

Just Mercy is being directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and sees Jordan as Bryan Stevenson, a gifted young lawyer fighting for equal justice in a flawed legal system, who takes on the case of a death row inmate (Foxx) who insists he is innocent of his crimes. The film is based upon Stevenson’s New York Times bestselling memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

After making his screen debut playing his father Ice Cube in the hit N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, O’Shea Jackson Jr. has since appeared in Ingrid Goes West and Den of Thieves, and has the MonsterVerse
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‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Star Noah Centineo to Reprise ‘Fosters’ Role in Spinoff ‘Good Trouble’

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‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Star Noah Centineo to Reprise ‘Fosters’ Role in Spinoff ‘Good Trouble’
“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” star Noah Centineo is returning to the small screen to reprise his role as Jesus Adams Foster in “The Fosters” spinoff “Good Trouble.”

Centineo shared the news on his Instagram story from the set of the spinoff, which went into production in June.

“Guys, I’m on set working with someone who you might or might not know,” Centineo says in the video, before his former co-star and “Good Trouble” lead Cierra Ramirez joins him.

Also Read: 'The Fosters' to End After Season 5 With 3-Part Summer Finale, Spinoff Coming

“Reunited and it feels so good!” the two actors say together. “Good trouble, y’all, here we go,” Centineo adds.

A spokesperson for Freeform told TheWrap that Centineo will guest star in at least one episode.

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Also Read: 'The Fosters' Showrunner Says Freeform Drama Is 'More
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Alyssa Milano on Asia Argento Accusations: ‘Stop Trying to Undermine the #MeToo Movement’ (Guest Blog)

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Alyssa Milano on Asia Argento Accusations: ‘Stop Trying to Undermine the #MeToo Movement’ (Guest Blog)
When the story broke that actress Asia Argento, one of Harvey Weinstein’s victims, settled with her own sexual assault accuser, I knew that attempts to invalidate the #MeToo movement were imminent. Whenever a story involving sexual misconduct comes out that doesn’t perfectly fit a prescribed narrative, people are quick to discredit #MeToo and its validity. I hoped I was wrong, but sadly, I wasn’t.

People pounced on the news that a vocal advocate for survivors has been accused of sexual battery, leveraging it to “prove” that #MeToo is hypocritical and that sexual harassment and assault are not part of institutional misogyny.

They are wrong.

Also Read: Asia Argento Strongly Denies 'Absolutely False' Sexual Assault Accusation

The fact is, these two truths can exist at once: A victim of assault can also be an offender. It is sad and infuriating to say the least, but one victim’s
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‘Riverdale’ Casts Anthony Michael Hall as Principal for ‘Breakfast Club’ Inspired Flashback Episode

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‘Riverdale’ Casts Anthony Michael Hall as Principal for ‘Breakfast Club’ Inspired Flashback Episode
The Breakfast Club” star Anthony Michael Hall has been cast as Principal Featherhead in the upcoming “Riverdale” flashback episode — which happens to be a darker take on the 1985 teen film.

The episode, titled “The Midnight Club,” will air on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. on The CW. As showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa explained at this summer’s Television Critics Association press tour, the episode will feature the younger cast members as their parents.

“Cami [Camila Mendes] will be playing a young Hermione (Marisol Nichols), Cole [Sprouse] will be playing a young Fp (Skeet Ulrich), Kj [Apa] will be dying his hair brown and playing a Young Fred Andrews (Luke Perry),” he said. Aguirre-Sacasa also teased that the episode will reveal something that all the parents have been hiding from their children.

Also Read: 'Riverdale' Casts Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa's Son as Young Hiram for Season 3 Flashback

“And we’re
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Tiffany Haddish Sets Netflix Stand Up Special

The Tiffany Haddish train keeps on rolling.

The comedian and actress is set to debut a brand new one-hour stand up special on Netflix. Haddish will record the special in early 2019, with Netflix set to release later in the year. Haddish’s first stand up special, “Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood,” debuted on Showtime last year.

Tiffany Haddish is a force,” said Lisa Nishimura, vice president of original documentary and comedy for Netflix. “Hilariously funny, brash and self-effacing, she’s an incredible artist who is winning over audiences while breaking barriers, and we are tremendously proud
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Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s ‘Making It’ Renewed for Season 2 at NBC

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Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s ‘Making It’ Renewed for Season 2 at NBC
You’ve got more of Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler’s cute and crafty friendship coming your way, as NBC has renewed the pair’s competition series “Making It” for a second season.

The “Parks and Recreation” alums’ (and crafting aficionados) new summer series features eight of the most talented makers from across the country, who have taken on a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and expert judges Simon Doonan and Dayna Isom Johnson.

The show’s six-episode first season premiered on July 31 and concludes Sept. 4.

“We’re sew excited to be ‘Making It’ again,” said Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman. “We promise season two will have you glued to your seat.”

Also Read: Ratings: Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman's 'Making It' Crafts a Quality Debut at 10Pm

Making It” has earned a 1.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 6.3 million viewers overall
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HBO Orders Comedy ‘Mrs. Fletcher’ Starring Kathryn Hahn to Series

HBO has given a series order to the comedy “Mrs. Fletcher,” Variety has learned.

The premium cabler originally ordered the project to pilot back in April. The series is described as a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on the lives of an empty nest mother (Kathryn Hahn) and her college freshman son (Jackson White).

In addition to Hahn and White, the series will also star: Casey Wilson as Jane Rosen, a married mother of academically gifted twins, she’s Eve’s close friend and a reliable source of emotional support and unsolicited advice; Owen Teague as Julian Spitzer,
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‘Making It’ Renewed for Season 2 at NBC

NBC has renewed “Making It” for a second season, the network announced Tuesday.

The competition series is hosted by “Parks and Recreation” alums Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. In the series, eight of the most talented makers from across the country have taken on a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and expert judges Simon Doonan and Dayna Isom Johnson.

Poehler and Offerman both share a love and passion of craftsmanship, albeit from different perspectives. Poehler is a self-proclaimed crafting novice who has long harbored a secret appreciation for those who can imagine and execute incredible things by hand.
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