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Why Lady Gaga's Documentary Is Called Five Foot Two

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Lady Gaga's new documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, hit Netflix this month, and in the revealing film, she talks about everything from her feud with Madonna to her past relationships, chronic pain, and being overwhelmed with everything she has going on. With so much material, you'd think that you'd soon learn how the doc got its title, Five Foot Two. However, it's not made obvious (and it's not her height), and unless you're really paying attention during the film, you might totally miss the reference. In part of the documentary, Gaga attends a friend's baby's baptism, and during the party, a song plays: an old jazz number called "Has Anybody Seen My Girl" - which is also known as "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue." The song was first recorded in 1925 by The California Ramblers, but the writer is disputed. Listen to it here: And these are the lyrics,
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Netflix Drops Four Original Anime Series Trailers — Check Them All Out Here!

Netflix mostly seems to be getting a bunch of buzz for their stellar live-action TV programming, and their burgeoning original film slate. However, one aspect of their original shows that is often overlooked is their anime. From shows like Ajin: Demi-Human to Little Witch Academia, they have a growing slate of originals that’s sure to make the folks over at Crunchyroll at least a little bit jealous.

Apparently, the streaming service has been stockpiling trailers, because they just dropped four trailers for upcoming anime series Fate/Apocrypha, Kakegurui, A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-, and Devilman crybaby.

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This is another step in Netflix's plan to bring more anime content to their service.

"We expect to grow anime viewing, here in Japan and the rest of the world as we continue to invest in high-quality content," Greg Peters, Netflix's chief product officer told CNET.
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Bet Your Life On a New Twilight Zone-Like Anthology From The Bloody Cuts Team

Bloody Cuts has terrified thousands of people, and they’re stepping up their game with an HD gloss on their new anthology series, The Outer Darkness. The horror short filmmakers are turning their focus to serialized storytelling. “As Bloody Cuts developed, the one thing we regretted was not really tying up the series with an overarching narrative or at least a consistent world,” director/producer Ben Franklin says. “The great thing with The Outer Darkness is it gives us a chance to basically reset everything, and take all we learned through making our original series and apply it to something entirely new and fresh.” This comes on the heels of fresh success for Black Mirror in the Us, and the new Bloody Cuts project’s title definitely evokes another famous anthology series, but the the flavor is unique to their sensibilities. This isn’t Charlie Brooker’s pitch dark satirical humor or Leslie Stevens’ uncomfortable sci-fi imagination
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Richard Dawson Of The Running Man Dead At 79

Actor, game show host Richard Dawson has passed away. According to TMZ, Dawson’s son, Gary Dawson, initially broke the news on Facebook:

“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered…”

A fan favorite, The Running Man wouldn’t have been the same without Dawson’s spot on portrayal of evil host Damon Killian. One of our readers says it best, “He was awesome on Family Feud and no less than iconic on Running Man. He Made that movie! Throwing him a T.V. kiss for the journey home. Rip Mr. Dawson.”

From the AP:

Los Angeles (AP) — Richard Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was
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Former 'Family Feud' Host Dies At 79

Former 'Family Feud' Host Dies At 79
New York — Richard Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" has died. He was 79.

Dawson, also known to TV fans as the Cockney Pow Cpl. Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes," died Saturday night from complications related to esophageal cancer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, his son Gary said.

The game show, which initially ran from 1976 to 1985, pitted families who tried to guess the most popular answers to poll questions such as "What do people give up when they go on a diet?

He made his hearty, soaring delivery of the phrase "Survey says..." a national catchphrase among viewers.

Dawson won a daytime Emmy Award in 1978 as best game show host. Tom Shales of The Washington Post called him "the fastest,
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Former 'Family Feud' Host Dies At 79

Former 'Family Feud' Host Dies At 79
New York — Richard Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" has died. He was 79.

Dawson, also known to TV fans as the Cockney Pow Cpl. Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes," died Saturday night from complications related to esophageal cancer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, his son Gary said.

The game show, which initially ran from 1976 to 1985, pitted families who tried to guess the most popular answers to poll questions such as "What do people give up when they go on a diet?

He made his hearty, soaring delivery of the phrase "Survey says..." a national catchphrase among viewers.

Dawson won a daytime Emmy Award in 1978 as best game show host. Tom Shales of The Washington Post called him "the fastest,
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Louis Morneau Is Directing A 'Werewolf'

So Universal Pictures doesn't want anything to do with a sequel for their ill-performing recent film of theirs called "The Wolfman," but instead they're moving ahead on "Werewolf." They just got their hands on Louis Morneau who is locked in to direct their upcoming horror picture. Morneau's previous directed works include "Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead," "Bet Your Life" and "The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting.""Werewolf" is anything but a sequel and is actually said to be sharing similar ties with the 1941 film "The Wolf Man." The script, penned by Michael Tabb, was originally written for a potential "Wolfman" sequel. Now that "The Wolfman" sequel isn't happening, the script is going through all sorts of rewrites.After dealing with the unfortunate disaster that was the 2009 "Wolfman" film, do you think that they should still be charging on ahead with yet another werewolf movie?Source: MovieHole.net
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Director Watch: Aronofsky Considers Human Nature with Clooney, Still "Playing Out" His Options

Director Watch: Aronofsky Considers Human Nature with Clooney, Still
Darren Aronofsky said goodbye to Wolverine two months ago,. Now he's eyeing Human Nature with George Clooney. The script, written by Jeff Welch, is fifteen years old, and follows a cryogenically frozen man who wakes up to discover that humans are now pets to another species. While it seems there's a new sci-fi-future tale every five minutes, we're guessing this one has something unique if it got Aronofsky's attention. If Warner Bros. producer Akiva Goldsman's budget turns dollars into good sense, this could be the Black Swan director's next project, and a long-awaited career boost for the otherwise unknown Welch, whose lone credit is a 2004 TV movie called Bet Your Life. Aronofsky has been attached to a few other projects, but since awards season ...
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Darren Aronofsky May Helm ‘Human Nature’ With George Clooney

Since he vacated the director’s chair on The Wolverine, there’s been some question as to what Darren Aronofsky would instead select as his followup to last winter’s Oscar-winner, Black Swan. It appears the filmmaker has possibly decided to press ahead with Human Nature, a spec script that has been collecting dust for some fifteen years.

Oscar-winning writer/producer Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) is currently working on a budget for the project; meanwhile, George Clooney has reportedly attached himself to star in the film.

Vulture says that, as it stands, Human Nature looks to become Aronofsky’s next directorial effort. The spec script for the film was penned by screenwriter Jeff Welch, whose sole other professional credit is the 2004 TV movie Bet Your Life. However, his screenplay clearly has enough promise ...

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