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Quentin Tarantino Teases New Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Will Be Another 'Pulp Fiction'

Quentin Tarantino Teases New Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Will Be Another 'Pulp Fiction'
Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio, taking the stage together tonight at Caesars Palace's Colosseum in Las Vegas, teased exhibitors about their controversial new movie set in the 1960s when the Manson murders rocked Hollywood.

Tatarantino promised that the film is "probably the closest to Pulp Fiction that I have done," referring to his breakthrough 1994 film.

"Sony and myself will be coming to the theaters with the most exciting stars dynamic since Paul Newman and Robert Redford," he said of DiCaprio and co-star Brad Pitt," said Tarantino. "It's very hush hush and top secreat. But I can tell you that Once Upon a...
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Bruce Campbell Says He’s Retired as Ash, And Now We’re Sad

Bruce Campbell Says He’s Retired as Ash, And Now We’re Sad
Bruce Campbell is hanging up his chainsaw for good. According to the actor, he’s retiring from playing Ash vs Evil Dead‘s Ash Williams – a character he’s played on and off again for almost 40 years. When word broke recently that Starz was cancelling Ash vs Evil Dead, fans were understandably crestfallen, but still somewhat hopeful. In the past, […]

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Sam Rockwell Eyes Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ With Scarlett Johansson

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Sam Rockwell Eyes Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ With Scarlett Johansson
Following his Oscar-winning performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Sam Rockwell is in negotiations to reteam with Fox Searchlight and co-star with Scarlett Johansson in the World War II film “Jojo Rabbit,” sources confirm to Variety.

The project is Taika Waititi’s follow-up to “Thor: Ragnarok.” The story centers on Jojo, a young boy who longs to be part of the Hitler Youth and whose imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler. He discovers a Jewish girl living in his attic and, after initially trying to find ways to get rid of her, begins to see her as human.

Johansson is playing Jojo’s mother, a woman who is secretly working for the resistance. Waititi is playing the imaginary Hitler.

Rockwell will play a Nazi captain who runs a Hitler Youth camp.

Waititi penned the script and will produce alongside Carthew Neal and Chelsea Winstanley. Production is expected to start this spring.
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Academy Sets Key Dates for 91st Oscars

Academy Sets Key Dates for 91st Oscars
The Academy on Monday announced the key dates for the 91st Oscars, which will be broadcast by ABC on Feb. 24, 2019.

The Academy Awards, which were held on the first Sunday of March this year so as not to conflict with the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in February, will move back to the traditional late February spot on the calendar next year.

The Academy's awards season will officially kick off Nov. 18, when it holds its annual Governors Awards.

Nominations voting will begin Monday, Jan. 7, and close a week later on Monday, Jan. 14.

Nominations will be...
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Philip D’Antoni, ‘The French Connection’ Producer, Dies at 89

Philip D’Antoni, ‘The French Connection’ Producer, Dies at 89
Philip D’Antoni, who produced Oscar-winning films like “The French Connection” and “Bullitt,” died at age 89 on April 15. The producer died at his home in New York.

D’Antoni was best known for the 1971 crime drama “The French Connection,” which won three Golden Globes and five Oscars, including best picture. Gene Hackman won for best actor and William Friedkin for best director and the film also won best adapted screenplay and best film editing. Also on the late producer’s resume is the Steve McQueen action flick “Bullitt,” which won an Oscar for film editing.

TV documentaries like “Elizabeth Taylor in London,” “Sophia Loren in Rome,” and the “Proud Land” miniseries made up much of D’Antoni’s early work in Hollywood in the early 1960s. “Bullitt” marked his first feature film producing credit in 1968, and from there he went on to produce “The French Connection” before returning to TV later in life.
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Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian Welcome Baby Girl Tiana

Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian Welcome Baby Girl Tiana
Dwayne Johnson is a dad again—and even more outnumbered by girls! The 45-year-old star shared on social media Monday that his longtime partner, Lauren Hashian, recently gave birth to a baby girl named Tiana. E! News has learned Tiana was born on Tuesday, April 17. This is the couple's second daughter together and his third overall. "Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world," the actor captioned the sweet post with his baby girl. "Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar." "I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my...
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Lethal Weapon on Verge of Cancellation Due to Clayne Crawford's Behavior

Lethal Weapon on Verge of Cancellation Due to Clayne Crawford's Behavior
My recent Blind Item is a blind no more. As confirmed by our sister site Deadline, a big question mark is now hanging over Lethal Weapon‘s seemingly slam-dunk Season 3 renewal due to the behavior of co-lead Clayne Crawford.

Per Deadline, Crawford has “been disciplined several times over complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment.” The issue reportedly intensified in recent months to the point where several actors and crew members on on the Fox drama do not want to be on set with Crawford. A source tells TVLine that studio Warner Bros. is considering recasting Clayne’s
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‘Westworld’ Season 2 Premiere Ropes 2.1 Million Viewers

‘Westworld’ Season 2 Premiere Ropes 2.1 Million Viewers
Not a ton of regular “Westworld” viewers unfroze their motor functions in time to catch the Season 2 premiere “live.”

Westworld” Season 2 premiered Sunday to 2.1 million linear viewers, which is actually 100,000 audience members slimmer than the show’s Season 1 finale. Counting an encore as well as HBO Go and Now streams, last night’s sum grows to 3 million overall viewers.

That’s a bit better, but not mind-blowing.
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‘Fast & Furious’ Animated Series Set At Netflix Based On Universal Movies As Deal With DreamWorks Animation TV Expands

‘Fast & Furious’ Animated Series Set At Netflix Based On Universal Movies As Deal With DreamWorks Animation TV Expands
An animated Fast & Furious series is headed to Netflix. It is the first series in an expansion of an ongoing multi-year deal between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television for original animated kids and family programming. The expansion, following Comcast-NBCUniversal's acquisition of the animation studio, includes a first look at DreamWorks Animation animated series based on Universal film properties. First off is Fast & Furious, based on Universal’s multi-billion…
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New Venom Trailer Is Dropping at CinemaCon This Week

New Venom Trailer Is Dropping at CinemaCon This Week
The brand-new trailer for Venom will be released tonight at CinemaCon, according to Tom Hardy. The first bits of footage that were released for the movie earlier this year weren't received very well by fans. There was a slight tease of the symbiote, but the rest of it looked like a regular action movie starring Hardy. The stakes are high for the new Venom trailer, and fans are hoping that we will get our first look at the symbiote and even further, fans are hoping that we get a Carnage tease this time around as well.

Tom Hardy took to Instagram over the weekend to announce that he was taking a break from working on Josh Trank's Fonzo and heading out to Las Vegas for CinemaCon to debut the new footage from Venom. Hardy stars as Eddie Brock and the host of the symbiote in the movie, which hits theaters this October.
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From 'Aquaman' to 'Mary Poppins': A CinemaCon 2018 Sneak Preview

From 'Aquaman' to 'Mary Poppins': A CinemaCon 2018 Sneak Preview
Hollywood studios will descend on Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Monday for CinemaCon, where they will show theaters owners and press what they have in store for the remainder of the year via a parade of stars and buzzy footage.

It's also a chance for studio executives and other industry leaders to soothe any concerns about ongoing instability at the box office as Hollywood heads into the summer season, beginning with the debut of Avengers: Infinity War on April 27. Tracking for that tentpole is enormous, suggesting the latest Disney and Marvel production has a shot at eclipsing Star Wars: The...
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Orson Welles Is Coming to Cannes 2018 After All, but Not With Netflix

Orson Welles Is Coming to Cannes 2018 After All, but Not With Netflix
Despite Netflix removing all of its films from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Orson Welles will still be represented on the Croisette next month. The festival has announced the official lineup for this year’s Cannes Classics sidebar, and included on the list is the FilmStruck-produced documentary “The Eyes of Orson Welles,” from British documentarian Mark Cousin.

Netflix had originally been set to bring Welles’ unfinished film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” to the festival’s Out of Competition section, but the streaming giant announced it would not be attending the festival in any capacity after Cannes reinstated a rule preventing films without French theatrical distribution from competing for the Palme d’Or. The rule would not have affected “The Other Side of the Wind,” but Netflix wasn’t going to make an exception.

“The Eyes of Orson Welles” includes access to a lifetime of private drawings and paintings by Welles,
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‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ pro Alan Bersten underwent surgery to remove neck tumor weeks before cast reveal

‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ pro Alan Bersten underwent surgery to remove neck tumor weeks before cast reveal
Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” pro Alan Bersten is one of the favorites to win, with his partner Mirai Nagasu, but the dancer almost didn’t make this season. Just weeks before the cast announcement, Bersten underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his neck.

After experiencing stomach pains while on the “Dancing with the Stars: Live” tour last month, the 23-year-old was diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal condition called hyperparathyroidism. He had a tumor on one of this parathyroid glands that disrupted the amount of calcium in his blood.

“Just the word tumor is so frightening,” he told “People.” “I didn’t know what malignant or benign meant until I looked it up and I was like, ‘Well hopefully it’s benign — God forbid I have cancer.’ That is more stress than I could ever imagine. I think the scariest part was not knowing.”

See Will Mirai
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'Brokeback Mountain' Writer Sets Record Straight on Joaquin Phoenix Casting

'Brokeback Mountain' Writer Sets Record Straight on Joaquin Phoenix Casting
The dust has yet to settle on a bit of back and forth over Brokeback Mountain casting.

Rambling Reporter was on the scene March 28 for a double feature at Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre when the Ang Lee-directed love story and Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia shared the historic marquee. During a Q&A with Oscar winner Diana Ossana (who was front and center next to Philadelphia’s Ron Nyswaner), Ossana noted how difficult it was to find actors who would commit to the 2005 film known around town as a “gay cowboy” project.

Though she only mentioned directors such as Edward Norton and Joel...
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Melissa McCarthy Crashes Christina Aguilera’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ to Spit Redman’s ‘Dirrty’ Bars (Video)

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Melissa McCarthy Crashes Christina Aguilera’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ to Spit Redman’s ‘Dirrty’ Bars (Video)
James Corden’s Monday primetime “Carpool Karaoke” special was blessed by Christina Aguilera’s golden voice — and a surprise appearance by Melissa McCarthy’s, well, normal voice.

Before the “Life of the Party” lead popped up from the backseat of Corden’s Range Rover to rap some Redman, Aguilera and the “Late Late Show” host talked about those stacked “Mickey Mouse Club” days. Remember that cast? It included Aguilera, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and others.

When Corden asked if she was into a young Gosling, Aguilera responded, “I think there were crushes, but I wasn’t on the train.”

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The CBS personality took that cagey answer to mean she liked Timberlake instead. It sounds like she definitely did, but let’s let Aguilera awkwardly stumble though a non-answer, shall we?

“Um, I think, well, there was, there was like a– me and Britney, well, you know, well, now, you know– there was like a thing back then,” she stammered. “Oh my God, you’re going in.”

“He had swag, I have to say,” Xtina finally admitted of Jt.

Also Read: James Corden's Employees Hide From Him in 'A Quiet Place' Parody (Video)

Back to Gosling: “I know Ryan pretty much had a crush on Britney,” Aguilera added.

The equally dream Justin Timberlake ruined that dream — but before you feel too bad for the “La La Land” star, we’re pretty sure he’s made up for lost time by now.

Watch the video above, which as promised includes McCarthy rapping Redman’s verse on Aguilera’s “Dirrty.”

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Crackle to Develop Sci-Fi Series Based on ‘Heart of Darkness’ (Exclusive)

Crackle is developing a series reimagining of the Joseph Conrad novel “Heart of Darkness,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The project is set in the future where Earth is a distant memory. It is described as an exploration of what it means to be human on a space odyssey where the survival of the human race hangs in the balance and will explore themes of race, immigration, and colonization much like the book.

Heart of Darkness” has been adapted in various forms over the years. Perhaps most famously, it served as the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Academy Award-winning Vietnam
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Bloom/Spiegel Partnership Unveils Participants of Second Edition (Exclusive)

The Bloom/Spiegel Partnership, an alliance between New York’s Ifp Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film and Jerusalem’s prestigious Sam Spiegel Film School, has selected 8 filmmakers from around the world who will participate in the program’s second edition.

This year’s participants, Alik Barsoumian, Daliso Leslie, Clare Sackler, Ostin Fam (selected by Bloom), and Dana Blankstein-Cohen, Avishay Kahana, Maya Fischer and Sol Goodman (selected by Sam Spiegel), will spend time with other directors, industry professionals, and attend screenings and events over a period of five days. Tribeca Film Festival provided passes to all participants of the Bloom/Spiegel Partnership.

“We started this program last year as a bit of an experiment and the experience was so inspiring that we have entered into a second year of the partnership. Through this program we seek to expand our community, build international friendships and enrich the next generation of filmmakers,” said Dylan Leiner and Alex Uhlmann,
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Joseph Fiennes (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) declares season 2 is ‘twice as creepy’ and all about ‘resistance by strong women’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Joseph Fiennes (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) declares season 2 is ‘twice as creepy’ and all about ‘resistance by strong women’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“What I love about season two is that it’s twice as creepy, twice as dark and complex, and there’s a greater urgency for resistance,” declares Joseph Fiennes about the return of Hulu’s dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” on April 25. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood it’s set in the near future when a theocratic regime has taken over America and forced fertile women into sexual servitude. But many women are fighting back, and the second season focuses on “huge resistance by strong women.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Fiennes above.

Fiennes plays Fred Waterford, a high-ranking official in this regime who is domineering in his household, but less secure when it comes to the hierarchy of other powerful men. And that dichotomy between Fred’s power over women and his fight to maintain his status among men was especially interesting to the actor,
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50 Cent’s ‘The Oath’ Renewed for Season 2 by Sony’s Crackle

50 Cent’s ‘The Oath’ Renewed for Season 2 by Sony’s Crackle
The Oath,” the L.A.-set crime drama from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, is returning for a second season on Sony’s Crackle streaming network.

According to Sony, “The Oath” season 1 — which premiered March 8 with the bingeable release of all 10 episodes — has been Crackle’s most-watched original series ever and currently has the highest viewer-retention rate. Sony didn’t release specific metrics, however.

The series was created by Joe Halpin, who worked as an L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. deputy in South Central for 17 years. The freshman season of the show stars Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”), who is
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