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Varèse Sarabande’s Top 10 Sellers List Led by ‘Ghost,’ ‘T2,’ ‘Star Wars’ Albums

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Varèse Sarabande’s Top 10 Sellers List Led by ‘Ghost,’ ‘T2,’ ‘Star Wars’ Albums
John Carpenter’s “Halloween” music? A “Star Wars” compendium? It’s no shock to see these show up on a list of soundtrack label Varèse Sarabande’s historical 10 biggest selling albums. More surprising? Non-genre soundtracks like “Rudy” and “The Man from Snowy River,” which film music fans snatched up in numbers matching some of the more obvious fare. Here are the imprint’s 10 most popular releases from their first 40 years:

1. “Ghost

Maurice Jarre, 1990

Varèse’s sole platinum album to date, selling an estimated 1.5 million units. Its inclusion of the Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” accounted for many of these sales.

2. “Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Brad Fiedel, 1991

Fiedel’s electronic score proved enduringly popular.

3. “The Star Wars Trilogy”

Varujan Kojian conducting Utah Symphony, 1983

One of several classic film-score recordings produced for Varèse by George Korngold with London orchestras.

4. “The Last of the Mohicans

Joel McNeely conducting Royal Scottish National Orchestra, 2000

New recording
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Katy Perry Is 2018’s Highest-Paid Female Artist, But Not Because of Albums

Forbes’ annual ranking of the best-paid women in music is out this week, and the name atop this year’s list is Katy Perry — who pulled in $83 million between June 2017 and July 2018, beating out Taylor Swift (who netted $80 million) and Beyoncé ($60 million), according to pretax earnings sourced from Nielsen, insider interviews and the magazine’s own estimates.

One might assume that this cool stack of cash comes from Perry’s fifth album Witness, which came out in June 2017. But though the album debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 chart,
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Viggo Mortensen to Receive American Riviera Award From Santa Barbara Film Festival

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Viggo Mortensen to Receive American Riviera Award From Santa Barbara Film Festival
Green Book” star Viggo Mortensen will receive the American Riviera Award at the 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Sbiff organizers announced on Monday.

In the film, Mortensen stars as Anthony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, a real-life bouncer from a New York City nightclub who in 1962 served as the driver and road manager for black pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) in a concert tour of the Deep South.

The film was directed by Peter Farrelly and has won 14 audience awards at film festivals around the world since its premiere in Toronto in September.

Also Read: 'Green Book' Film Review: Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali Take a Perilous Road Trip Through the Deep South

Mortensen’s previous roles include Oscar-nominated performances in “Captain Fantastic” and “Eastern Promises,” as well as “Witness,” “A History of Violence,” “A Dangerous Method” and the three “Lord of the Rings” movies, in which he starred as Aragorn.
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Katy Perry Unwraps New Holiday Song ‘Cozy Little Christmas’

Katy Perry Unwraps New Holiday Song ‘Cozy Little Christmas’
Katy Perry unveiled a new holiday song, “Cozy Little Christmas,” that’s available exclusively via Amazon Music. The track can be purchased for $1.29, while it’s also available to stream for Amazon Music subscribers.

A 30-second preview of the track is available and finds Perry crooning over an upbeat blend of pianos, shuffling drums and, of course, sleigh bells. “Nothing lights my fire or warms me up baby like you do,” Perry sings, “Just want a cozy, cozy little Christmas here with you.”

“Cozy Little Christmas” marks Perry’s first
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All 33 of People’s Sexiest Man Alive Cover Choices, From Mel Gibson to Idris Elba (Photos)

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All 33 of People’s Sexiest Man Alive Cover Choices, From Mel Gibson to Idris Elba (Photos)
Former wrestler and “Moana” star becomes only the second person of color named by People magazine as Sexiest Man Alive.

Mel Gibson was just 29 when he was named People’s first Sexiest Man Alive in February 1985.

St. Elsewhere” star Mark Harmon, then 34, became the magazine’s second choice.

L.A. Law” star Harry Hamlin was 35 when he was named.

Political scion John F. Kennedy Jr., then 27, was named Sexiest Man Alive in 1988.

At 59, Sean Connery became the oldest Sexiest Man Alive when he was chosen in 1989.

Tom Cruise, 28, had just opened “Days of Thunder” when he was selected in 1990.

Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost” star Patrick Swayze was 38 when he was tapped.

In 1992, 51-year-old Nick Nolte followed up his performances in “The Prince of Tides” and “Cape Fear” with the Sexiest Man Alive title.

In a departure from tradition, the magazine in 1993 named Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford as Sexiest Couple Alive.
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Helen Mirren movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Queen,’ ‘Gosford Park,’ ‘Red’

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Helen Mirren movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Queen,’ ‘Gosford Park,’ ‘Red’
It’s not uncommon for a prominent British actor to be labeled British acting royalty. All types, from Laurence Olivier to Maggie Smith, have worn the label but nobody perhaps has literally worn that title recently to the extent as Helen Mirren. She has had a long varied career and has earned her place as one of the holders of acting’s triple crowns by playing a variety of British monarchs.

Her Oscar came for playing the British Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” which dealt with her reaction to the unexpected death of Princess Diana. She would revisit the role nine years later for a Tony on Broadway in the play “The Audience,” which dealt with Elizabeth’s relationships with the various prime ministers who have served under her. It was a different Queen, Elizabeth I, that would bring Mirren one of her four Emmys, when she starred in
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From Bradley Cooper to Clint Eastwood: How Box Office Could Impact the Best Actor Race

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From Bradley Cooper to Clint Eastwood: How Box Office Could Impact the Best Actor Race
October sees the wide release of two studio films starring actors vying for Oscars: Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) and Ryan Gosling (“First Man”). A win for either would fit within Academy tradition: Actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, and Russell Crowe were honored for mass-audience Oscar movies after establishing themselves as commercial successes.

But what is unusual this year is that Cooper and Gosling are just two of at least eight blockbuster veterans who could factor in the upcoming race. In fact, it’s possible all five Best Actor nominees could be actors familiar to moviegoers worldwide, and starring in films that grossed $100 million or more. At a time when the Academy is anxious about audience interest, that’s got to make Academy president John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson happy. It’s a year when many industry folks are rooting for a big studio hit to win.
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Lawrence Kasdan Will Write and Direct November Road which is Set After JFK is Assassinated

Lawrence Kasdan is pushing the Star Wars franchise off to the side for a new film project called November Road that he will write and direct. The film is based on on an upcoming novel from Edgar Award-winning author Lou Berney and the story revolves around the period of the JFK assassination. Here’s the description that was provided:

In the spirit of No Country for Old Men, Man on Fire, and Witness, November Road is a story of second chances and redemption. It’s November 22, 1963, JFK has just been assassinated, and all Frank Guidry was supposed to do was get rid of the car – the same car, he realizes, that he had personally delivered to Dealey Plaza a week before. This connects him to the president’s murder and, when other loose ends begin dying all around him, Frank knows he’s next. Hunted by a ruthless hitman hired by his ex-boss,
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Lawrence Kasdan To Script & Direct Film Adaptation Of Lou Berney Novel ‘November Road’

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Lawrence Kasdan To Script & Direct Film Adaptation Of Lou Berney Novel ‘November Road’
Exclusive: Though the past several years have left Lawrence Kasdan focused in space writing Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Solo: A Star Wars Story, Kasdan will now focus on the period surrounding the JFK assassination. Kasdan has made a six-figure acquisition of the film rights to November Road, the upcoming novel from Edgar Award-winning author Lou Berney. The novel is just being published by William Morrow HarperCollins.

Kasdan will write and direct, and will produce the film with Shane Salerno in a co-production between Kasdan Pictures and The Story Factory. The producers intend to fast-track the project, and for it to be Kasdan’s next film. Distributors are circling and that part of the deal should be made shortly.

In the spirit of No Country for Old Men, Man on Fire, and Witness, November Road is a story of second chances and redemption. It’s November 22, 1963, JFK has just been assassinated,
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20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of Ladyhawke

1985 was an eventful year for Hollywood, seeing the releases of such timeless classics as The Goonies, Back to the Future, The Breakfast Club, Brazil, Witness, Out of Africa, and Ran. It also saw the release of Ladyhawke, a medieval fantasy/romance/action/adventure telling the unforgettable tale of the love story between Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Navarre (Rutger Hauer).

The two lovers are placed under a terrible curse whereby she transforms into a hawk during the day, and he into a wolf by night. Together with the help of the crafty thief Gaston (Matthew Broderick), they must attempt to lift the curse for the sake of true love.

Since its initial release, Richard Donner’s Ladyhawke is probably best remembered among mainstream audiences today for its highly divisive synth-rock score. Any contemporary review or more recent retrospective of the film makes mention of Andrew Powell’s music. While certainly noteworthy and memorable,
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SAG-aftra Foundation To Honor Harrison Ford And Lady Gaga With Artists Inspiration Award

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SAG-aftra Foundation To Honor Harrison Ford And Lady Gaga With Artists Inspiration Award
Star Wars Acting legend Harrison Ford and singer-actress-pop cultural phenomenon Lady Gaga will be honored with SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Artists Inspiration Award at the Foundation’s 3rd Annual Patron of the Artists Awards. The ceremony will be held on Nov. 8 at he Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

Each year, the Foundation honors two artists who have used their platform to advance humanitarian and philanthropic causes with Artists Inspiration Awards. Previous honorees include Leonardo DiCaprio, Lionel Ritchie, and Kate Winslet.

“We are honored to recognize two of the most iconic and beloved artists worldwide who have not only made indelible impacts on our culture and the arts, but who have chosen to use their influence to make a difference for others,” said SAG-aftra Foundation Board President JoBeth Williams.

Williams adds, “Harrison Ford is an acting legend in every known galaxy, but what many do
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Korea Box Office: Headed by ‘The Witness’ Local Films Dominate the Weekend

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Korea Box Office: Headed by ‘The Witness’ Local Films Dominate the Weekend
A trio of locally-made films — “The Witness,” “The Spy Gone North” and “Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days” — took top three spots at the South Korean box office.

Opening on the National Liberation Day, crime thriller “Witness” debuted on top, beating the previous week’s winner, “49 Days.” The Next Entertainment World release earned $10.6 million from 1.37 million admissions between Wednesday and Sunday. Directed by Cho Kyu-hang, “Witness” revolves around a salaryman who watches a murder from the balcony of his apartment and struggles to protect his family from the murderer.

In second spot, Cj Entertainment’s “Spy” earned $6.3 million between Friday and Sunday for a running total of $31.1 million after two weekends on release. Lotte Entertainment’s “Along with the Gods” sequel “49 Days” earned $5.05 million for a three-weekend cumulative of $84.5 million from 11.32 million admissions. That makes “along With the Gods” the first Korean franchise where all parts have sold more than 10 million tickets.
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Spotlight: Danny Glover's Charity Work

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. Glover’s film credits range from noted movie roles in Color Purple, Witness, and the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. Glover has also gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice, and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa.

Glover was named ambassador to the United Nations Development Program in 1998.

Danny is on the Board of Directors for the Black AIDS Institute.

Charities & foundations supported

Danny Glover has supported the following charities:

Artists for a New South AfricaBlack AIDS InstituteFree The ChildrenHELP USAHuman Rights WatchJazz Foundation of AmericaONE CampaignPlastic Pollution CoalitionTreatment Action CampaignUNICEF Read more about Danny Glover's charity work and events. Related articles
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‘Blade Runner’ Universe To Continue With New Comics & Graphic Novels

Alcon Media Group and London-based Titan Publishing, a leading force in genre and pop culture publishing, are partnering in a new co-publishing venture initially focused on the Blade Runner universe.

In a joint statement by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, and Titan’s co-founders, Nick Landau and Vivian Cheung, the partners stated that the companies will develop and publish a variety of both fiction and non-fiction print media. The program will feature new, in canon comics and graphic novels that dive deeper into the Blade Runner world, as well as a variety of publications, focused on the visual and technical sides of the production process.

Editorial duties will be handled by Titan’s David Manley-Leach, and Alcon’s director of publishing, Jeff Conner.

States Kosove and Johnson, “In partnering with the exceptional Titan Comics and Titan Books, we’re confident that the world of Blade Runner
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2018 Emmy race for Best Drama Directing: Last chance for ‘The Americans’

2018 Emmy race for Best Drama Directing: Last chance for ‘The Americans’
The Emmy Awards ballot for Best Drama Directing lists 251 episodes from 119 series. There were 284 episodes from 100 series submitted last year, when a tie resulted in seven instead of six nominees:

Better Call Saul” season 3: “Witness” (Vince Gilligan) “The Crown” season 1: “Hyde Park Corner” (Stephen Daldry) “The Handmaid’s Tale” season 1: “The Bridge” (Kate Dennis) Winner — “The Handmaid’s Tale” season 1: “Offred” (Reed Morano) “Homeland” season 6: “America First” (Lesli Linka Glatter) “Stranger Things” season 1: “The Vanishing of Will Byers” (The Duffer Brothers) “Westworld” season 1: “The Bicameral Mind” (Jonathan Nolan) SEEanalysis of the top Best Drama Writing contenders.

Better Call Saul” did not air this season. It was nominated last year after being snubbed for its first two seasons. If an older show breaks through this year, it might be “The Americans” for its final season. Five series finales have been nominated for Best Drama Directing this decade,
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Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of 1970s: Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of 1970s: Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman … ? [Poll]
Some of the most legendary actors in Hollywood history won their Oscars in the 1970s. The Best Actor category of this decade was stacked with some of the biggest stars of the time, many of which have lived on for generations. But which Best Actor Oscar winner of the 1970s is your absolute favorite? Take a trip down memory lane and vote in our poll below.

George C. Scott, “Patton” (1970) — Scott took home the Best Actor prize for “Patton,” which also won Best Picture. In the film he plays the titular George S. Patton, the famous hot-tempered U.S. army general who led troops during World War II. He had previously been nominated for “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959), “The Hustler” (1961), and later for “The Hospital” (1971). Scott notably declined his nomination and win for “Patton.”

SEERobert De Niro (‘Raging Bull’) knocks out all contenders to be your top Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]

Gene Hackman,
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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of July 2, 2018

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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, “Sharp Objects” premieres on HBO and “12 Monkeys” concludes after four seasons.

“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” NBC, Wednesday, 8 p.m.

The NBC broadcast features some of the biggest names in music including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Charlie Puth and Hailee Steinfeld as the nation counts down to the 41st annual firework display over the East River. The show will be hosted by “American Ninja Warrior’s” Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman and Kristine Leahy.

“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Netflix, Friday

Jerry Seinfeld returns for a new installment of his popular talk series. This season’s guests will include Kate McKinnon,
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Amazon Prime schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July 2018

Amazon Prime has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in July, including the first seasons of both the Indian reality competition series “Comicstaan” and the Tour de France travelogue “Eat.Race.Win” and season 4 of the charming children’s series “Tumble Leaf.”

And there will also be new to Amazon Prime seasons of some of your favorites from other networks, including the final episodes of the Emmy-winning FX drama “The Americans,” all 12 seasons of the groundbreaking police drama “NYPD Blue” and all seven seasons of the Kyra Sedgwick crime series “The Closer.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime including the four films in the “Jaws” franchise and the Oscar-winning “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July

Available July 1

21 Jump Street (Seasons 1-2)

Burn
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Here’s Everything That’s Coming to and Leaving Hulu in July

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Hulu is ringing in the summer with plenty of new titles to keep you occupied during your air conditioned TV binges next month.

The Stephen King multiverse series “Castle Rock” finally makes its debut on July 25, and the final season of Hulu’s original series “Casual” will land on July 31.

Meanwhile, the second season of Hulu’s “Harlots” premieres on July 11, and Season 4 of “You’re the Worst” is available on July 6. The third season of Lifetime’s “UnReal” is available on July 2.

Also Read: Hulu Orders Drama Pilot 'Reprisal' From 'Handmaid's Tale' Producer Warren Littlefield

See below for the complete list of titles coming to and leaving next month.

Available July 1

Alone: Complete Season 3 (History)

American Pickers: Complete Season 17 (History)

American Ripper: Complete Season 1 (History)

Ancient Top 10: Complete Season 1 (History)

The Curse of Oak Island: Complete Season 4 (History)

Doomsday Preppers: Complete Season 2 (Nat Geo)

Forged in Fire: Complete
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Here Are the New Titles Amazon Prime Members Can Stream in July

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Amazon Prime members who like tragic spies, sparkle vampires, being-depressed-about-global-warming or old school television have plenty to look forward to in July, as the streaming service is adding a ton of new movies and TV shows.

On the TV front, three new Prime Originals come this month, including Indian stand up series “Comicstaan” on July 13, “Tumble Leaf” on July 24, and “Eat. Race. Win,” a behind-the-scenes look of the Tour de France landing July 27.

The streaming service is also giving members a visit from the Ghost of TV Past on July 1 when it adds undercover-cops-in-high-school Fox series “21 Jump Street,” the complete run of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” and all 12 seasons of ’90s cop drama “NYPD Blue,” among others.

And skipping ahead to month’s end, “The Americans” season 6 lands on Prime July 29.

Meanwhile, on July 1 Prime Video is also adding a few classics to its film library, including “American Psycho,
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