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Trailer Watch: Joan Didion Finds Her Voice in Netflix Doc “The Center Will Not Hold”

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

“My first notebook was given to me by my mother with the suggestion that I amuse myself by writing down my thoughts,” says Joan Didion in a new trailer for an upcoming Netflix documentary about her life and work. “I didn’t have any real clear picture of how to do it but I do remember having a very clear sense that I wanted this to continue.” And continue it did. Her 50-year career includes essays, novels, screenplays, and criticism.

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold” features archival footage of the celebrated American writer as well as in-depth interviews “about the eras she covered and the eventful life she’s lived, including partying with Janis Joplin in a house full of L.A. rockers; hanging in a recording studio with Jim Morrison; and cooking dinner for one of Charles Manson’s women for a magazine story,” the doc’s official synopsis details. “Didion guides us through the sleek literati scene of New York in the 1950s and early ’60s, when she wrote for Vogue, her return to her home state of California for two turbulent decades,” and much more.

“I’ve always found if I examine something it’s less scary,” Didion explains in the spot. One of the scariest experiences Didion has faced was the death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne, which she chronicled in “The Year of Magical Thinking,” the winner of the 2005 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and a topic of discussion in “The Center Will Not Hold.”

Didion’s best known books include “Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” “The White Album,” and “Play It As It Lays.” “A Star Is Born,” “True Confessions,” and “Up Close & Personal” are among the screenplays she’s penned.

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold” is directed by Griffin Dunne (“The Good Wife”) and hits Netflix October 27.

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9th Annual Governors Awards Recipients Announced – Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland And Agnès Varda

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda. The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy President John Bailey.

Born in Mississippi and raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977. His other features include “My Brother’s Wedding,
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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More
The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annual Governors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Never nominated for an Oscar, Canadian-born
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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More
The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annualGovernors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Canadian-born Sutherland began his career — boasting more
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Leslie Jones and Keegan-Michael Key Play "True Confessions" on 'The Tonight Show'

Jokes and gut feelings were on hand when Keegan-Michael Key and Leslie Jones joined Jimmy Fallon for a game of "True Confessions" on Tuesday's Tonight Show. The contestants read a statement about themselves that is either true or a lie.

Key went first, getting distracted by the fact that the coffee on the table wasn't really coffee and was just a prop. He spoke about dressing as a caveman for a singing telegram company and "Detective Jones," as Key called Jones, said she believed him.

When it was Fallon's turn, his truth or lie was that he rode on the...
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'Fargo' Season Finale Recap: Trump Cards

'Fargo' Season Finale Recap: Trump Cards
For months now, Fargo has entertained us with bus crashes, air conditioner murders, Hollywood sleazeballs, bridge tournaments, fake sex tapes and interdepartmental police squabbles. All the while, creator Noah Hawley has dropped us into a place where bad dudes manipulate the culture via hacking, trolling and outright lies – nothing like the world you see outside your front door, in other words. But after all its spectacular violence, unapologetic wackiness and barbed satire, this season ultimately ends quietly and elliptically, just the way it began – with a scene where a government
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Links: Danielle Brooks, Shark Movies, Ghostbuster Themes

The Ringer "True confessions of Shark," the star who invented the blockbuster (Ha!)

IndieWire calls The Shallows the best shark movie since Jaws. Wow... but then, on the other hand, are there any good shark movies since Jaws so maybe that's not such high praise?

Buzzfeed has a long gripping read about director Karyn Kusama's tough journey from Girlfight (2000) through two studio disasters and on to her new film The Invitation (2016)

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YouTube the new Ghostbusters theme song "Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid)" by Fall Out Boy is basically a cover with some new flourishes including Missy Elliott so it won't be Oscar nominated (or even eligible) like the original tune from 1984

 

Us Magazine there's a Golden Girls Cafe opening in NYC but "cheesecake" isn't the menu headliner so fire everyone. (If you read the fine print it's actually a restaurant in honor of Rue McClanahan.
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Jennifer Lawrence Admits She Took Ambien Before Filming a 'Hunger Games' Scene

Now we have to go back and re-watch "The Hunger Games" to see where the odds of staying awake were not in Katniss Everdeen's favor.

Jennifer Lawrence was recently on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," and she joined Jimmy and "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver for a game of "True Confessions." They had to open one of two envelopes -- one containing a true confession from their past, another a lie -- and then try to sell whatever story was in the envelope while the others interrogated them to determine if they were telling the truth or not.

JLaw went first, and her envelope had a pretty juicy "confession": "I once took an Ambien before filming a scene in 'The Hunger Games.'"

She told Jimmy and John it was not before a sleeping scene, or a fight scene, and no one else was around at the time.
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Jennifer Lawrence: I Took Ambien on “Hunger Games” Set!

She’s been busy promoting her new film “X-Men: Apocalypse,” and last night (May 23) Jennifer Lawrence paid a visit to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The “American Hustle” hottie looked gorgeous as she kicked off a round of Fallon’s famous game “True Confessions,” along with “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver.

And when it came time for her to drop some truth, Lawrence admitted that she once took an Ambien before filming a scene for “The Hunger Games.” Meanwhile, Oliver’s true confession was that he’d once been “thrown out of a Tokyo sauna for not being naked enough.” Check the clip!
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Watch Jennifer Lawrence, John Oliver Play True Confessions With Jimmy Fallon

Watch Jennifer Lawrence, John Oliver Play True Confessions With Jimmy Fallon
Jennifer Lawrence, John Oliver and Jimmy Fallon tested their acting skills with a game of True Confessions on The Tonight Show. Lawrence stopped by the late-night show to promote the latest X-Men film.

For the game, each person has two envelopes. One envelope contains a true fact about them and the other contains a lie, but no matter which one they randomly open, they have to convince the other two contestants that it is a true fact. Lawrence was up first, and her envelope revealed that she had taken Ambien
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Jennifer Lawrence Discovers Booger in Her Nose on Tonight Show (watch!)

Jennifer Lawrence was right in the middle of a game of "True Confessions" on the Tonight Show last night when she suddenly discovered she had a booger in her nose. She couldn't help disclosing the fact and promptly caused host Jimmy Fallon to lose it. The incident unfolded after Lawrence sat down with Fallon and John Oliver, host of HBO's "Last Night Tomorrow." ...Read MoreJennifer Lawrence Discovers Booger in Her Nose on Tonight Show (watch!) was first posted on May 24, 2016 at 11:27 am.
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Jennifer Lawrence, John Oliver Confess Dark Secrets to Jimmy Fallon on ‘Tonight Show’ (Video)

Jennifer Lawrence, John Oliver Confess Dark Secrets to Jimmy Fallon on ‘Tonight Show’ (Video)
Jennifer Lawrence and John Oliver joined Jimmy Fallon for a game of True Confessions on “The Tonight Show” Monday and both offered up some very interesting secrets. Lawrence confessed that before filming a scene in one of the “Hunger Games” movies, she accidentally took an Ambien. She swore it was a mistake and thought the pill was something else, but she nevertheless ended up downing the sleep aid. Fallon was up next, confessing that he once tried to pitch a new song idea to Sir Paul McCartney. The logic was sound: No one would pitch an idea to Paul McCartney,
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Watch: Did Jennifer Lawrence Really Take an Ambien While Filming The Hunger Games?

Watch: Did Jennifer Lawrence Really Take an Ambien While Filming The Hunger Games?
[Embedcode {}] Jennifer Lawrence has confessed she was under the influence while playing Katniss Everdeen. During a game of "True Confessions" on Monday's Tonight Show, the Oscar-winning actress revealed she took a drug on set of The Hunger Games. "I once took an Ambien before filming a scene in The Hunger Games," she said as host Jimmy Fallon and guest John Oliver tried their best to guess whether Lawrence, 25, was telling a truth or a lie. "Were you sleeping in this scene?" Fallon asked before J Law said, "No, in fact, I was dancing." And after Oliver inquired if she took the sedative before a fight scene,
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Watch: Did Jennifer Lawrence Really Take an Ambien While Filming The Hunger Games?

Watch: Did Jennifer Lawrence Really Take an Ambien While Filming The Hunger Games?
[Embedcode {}] Jennifer Lawrence has confessed she was under the influence while playing Katniss Everdeen. During a game of "True Confessions" on Monday's Tonight Show, the Oscar-winning actress revealed she took a drug on set of The Hunger Games. "I once took an Ambien before filming a scene in The Hunger Games," she said as host Jimmy Fallon and guest John Oliver tried their best to guess whether Lawrence, 25, was telling a truth or a lie. "Were you sleeping in this scene?" Fallon asked before J Law said, "No, in fact, I was dancing." And after Oliver inquired if she took the sedative before a fight scene,
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You'll Never Guess What Jennifer Lawrence Confesses to Doing on the Hunger Games Set

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You'll Never Guess What Jennifer Lawrence Confesses to Doing on the Hunger Games Set
Just when you thought you couldn't possibly love Jennifer Lawrence any more, she drops by The Tonight Show. On Monday, the actress made a stop on the late-night show to promote her latest project, X-Men: Apocalypse, looking gorgeous as ever in a silver dress. During her appearance, she joined Jimmy Fallon and comedian John Oliver for a quick game of "True Confessions," where each player divulged a random fact about themselves and then interrogated each other to determine who was telling the truth. Let's just say Jennifer's confession will throw you for a loop. See for yourself in the video above.
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Jimmy Fallon Takes ‘The Tonight Show’ to L.A. for Week Full of Surprise Stars, Reunions & Election Talk

Jimmy Fallon Takes ‘The Tonight Show’ to L.A. for Week Full of Surprise Stars, Reunions & Election Talk
“This is our second night in L.A., and good news — we just found a parking spot,” Jimmy Fallon said during his opening monologue Tuesday night on the Universal lot where he’s filming “The Tonight Show” this week.

The weeklong stay marks Fallon’s second time bringing the late-night show to Los Angeles, the former home of “The Tonight Show” for over four decades.

Fallon, who just completed his second year trumping all other late-night ratings, brought his signature viral flare out west for the show, staging a “Full House” reunion in the studio that has remained empty year-round since Fallon’s 2015 L.A. visit, just waiting for him to return back from Rockefeller Center.

While the “Full House” skit was a hit, of course Fallon didn’t leave any election commentary to the wayside, as the host played Donald Trump during the piece that taped in front of a live audience,
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Tina Fey Breaks Big Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 Romance Scoop, Solves Oscar-Hosting Mystery

Tina Fey Breaks Big Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 Romance Scoop, Solves Oscar-Hosting Mystery
Cupid’s got his arrow trained on New York City — and he’s specifically aiming for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s sidekick — when the Netflix series returns for Season 2.

Yep: Titus will have a sweetheart in the upcoming episodes, executive producer Tina Fey told TVLine’s Michael Ausiello on the Emmy red carpet Sunday.

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“It’s all happening,” she confirms.

But who’s going to get to see the “Peeno Noir” singer’s… peeno noir? And what’s the skinny on Fey and pal Amy Poehler hosting next year’s Oscars?
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Emmys 2015: TVLine Reader Picks in 10 Races — Hamm! Maslany! And More!

Emmys 2015: TVLine Reader Picks in 10 Races — Hamm! Maslany! And More!
With the 2015 Emmys a mere six days away — Sunday, 8/7c on Fox, to be exact — prognosticators are busy predicting whether Modern Family can make it six wins in a row, if Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm will finally break his losing streak and if there’s a Kardashians chance at a Nobel Prize that anyone can stop Transparent‘s Jeffrey Tambor.

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Just as important as the “who will win?” queries, however, are the debates about who should win — and that’s why last month TVLine ran a series of polls
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Emmys 2015: Who Should Win Lead Actress in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!

Emmys 2015: Who Should Win Lead Actress in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!
Mary Tyler Moore, watch your back.

If Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes home the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, you’ll have to share with the Veep star your position as most-honored woman in the category (at five statuettes apiece).

RelatedEmmys 2015: Who Should Win Best Lead Actor in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!

A win by Louis-Dreyfus would come as no shock, either, considering she’s seeking her fourth straight win (for her fourth season of the HBO political comedy).

To make history, Louis-Dreyfus will have to get past some other ladies with serious Emmy clout.
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Tom Cruise Takes on Jimmy Fallon in Latest Tonight Show Lip Sync Battle

Tom Cruise Takes on Jimmy Fallon in Latest Tonight Show Lip Sync Battle
Tom Cruise will do pretty much anything to promote a movie, and, yes, that includes getting into the Lip Sync ring with Jimmy Fallon.

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On Monday’s Tonight Show, the Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation star put his Rock of Ages training to good use, performing both a contemporary smash (The Weekend’s “Can’t Feel My Face”) and an old classic (Meatloaf’s “Paradise By the Dashboard Light”).

Press Play above to see how Cruise fared against Fallon’s one-two nostalgia punch of “Undercover of the Night
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