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Every Question You Ever Had About the Olsen Twins, Answered

Throughout the '90s, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were America's most popular set of twins. But over the past decade, fans have started to wonder what happened to them. The twins have increasingly become more reclusive, only coming out of hiding for the occasional walk down the red carpet or to support their fashion brand, The Row. One of those times was this past month when the famous sisters showed up to the 2018 Met Gala. Immediately, fans had a lot of questions. For one, people wanted to know why their faces looked different, and two, they were curious on why the former child stars had been so private lately. 2018 Met Gala (Getty Images) Ever since the twins retired from acting when they were 18, their world has been a bit of a mystery — which is why we decided to poke through their private bubble and answer the questions that have followed
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Alex Pettyfer’s Challenge Of Direction Begins With ‘The Strange Ones’ [Interview]

Less than decade ago, at the height of Hollywood’s infatuation with Young Adult fantasy franchises Alex Pettyfer found himself in the spotlight as the “next big thing.” He was cast in the Michael Bay produced “I Am Number Four” and in CBS Films’ “Beastly” opposite everyone’s favorite Disney star Vanessa Hudgens. Needless to say, neither movie launched a franchise. Steven Soderbergh ended up giving him a gift, however, with “Magic Mike,” a commercially friendly indie made for just $7 million that became a massive critical and box office hit earning $113 million in the U.S.

Continue reading Alex Pettyfer’s Challenge Of Direction Begins With ‘The Strange Ones’ [Interview] at The Playlist.
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Could A Female Finally Be Nominated For Best Cinematography This Year?

Mandy Walker (Courtesy: ‘The Hollywood Reporter’)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

It seems that the conversation around making the Oscars more inclusive and diverse is an endless conversation. Perhaps one of the statistics that oftentimes goes unnoticed is the Academy’s vast underrepresentation of female cinematographers in the best cinematography category — which has been around since the inception of the awards show.

This year we might just have a breakthrough with Mandy Walker and her work on the Theodore Melfi-directed Hidden Figures — which stars three black actresses in the main roles: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. General audiences won’t see the film until January 13, 2017, but critics are starting to see it this Friday.

In the history of the Oscars — all 88 ceremonies that are in the books so far — no women have won for best cinematography, mostly because none have ever been nominated in the category.
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ICM Partners Signs ‘Magic Mike’s Alex Pettyfer

Exclusive: ICM Partners has signed Alex Pettyfer. The actor is best known for starring in I Am Number Four, Magic Mike and Beastly, and for Lee DanielsThe Butler and Endless Love. Pettyfer will next be seen starring alongside Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey in the Liza Johnson-directed historical comedy Elvis & Nixon, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. He started as a model at age 6 after meeting Ralph Lauren in a toy store, and then transitioned to acting…
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'Fuller House' Season 2: Is John Stamos Trying to Bring the Olsen Twins Back?

'Fuller House' Season 2: Is John Stamos Trying to Bring the Olsen Twins Back?
Ever since Fuller House was announced by Netflix, it was clear that most of the original Full House cast was coming back. It was soon revealed that the show will center on the widowed DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure), whose sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) move in with her to help raise her children. When all was said and done, the show, which premiered on the streaming service last month, brought all of the original stars back except two, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, who both played the infant Michelle on the hit series. Now that the show has been renewed for a second season, it seems that star/producer John Stamos may be trying to bring the twins back.

Just a few days ago, John Stamos posted an adorable video from the set of the original series, featuring both of the twins, with the
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Here's Why the Olsen Twins Refused to Return for 'Fuller House'

Here's Why the Olsen Twins Refused to Return for 'Fuller House'
One Olsen twin would have been better than none, but neither Mary-Kate Olsen nor Ashley Olsen accepted the invitation to return for the Netflix revival series Fuller House, which premieres this Friday. As it turns out, at least one of the sisters has a fairly decent reason for opting out of the reunion, which brings back the rest of the cast. The other one, not so much.

It's been known from almost the beginning that, while Tanner sisters DJ and Stephanie would be moving back to San Francisco, Michelle Tanner will not be making her presence known. But the reason behind the twins' decision not to participate have been a little bit hazy. Now, executive producer Bob Boyett has revealed the exact reason why neither girl is coming back. Some of their decision has to do with timing. But it's Ashley Olsen who actually had the best reason for not wanting to return.
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The Most Successful Ya Novel Movie Adaptations, Ranked

  • PEOPLE.com
Even if you're not a big reader of young adult fiction, you may have seen the advertisements for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie The 5th Wave and suspected that it looks like the kind of movie that was adapted from a Ya franchise. All the elements are there: a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a winsome female protagonist who stands up to become the world's champion, an imperiled younger sibling and the winning combination of light science fiction and teenaged angst. The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of books by Rick Yancey about a group of underage rebels fighting off an alien invasion.
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The Most Successful Ya Novel Movie Adaptations, Ranked

  • PEOPLE.com
Even if you're not a big reader of young adult fiction, you may have seen the advertisements for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie The 5th Wave and suspected that it looks like the kind of movie that was adapted from a Ya franchise. All the elements are there: a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a winsome female protagonist who stands up to become the world's champion, an imperiled younger sibling and the winning combination of light science fiction and teenaged angst. The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of books by Rick Yancey about a group of underage rebels fighting off an alien invasion.
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Here's How 'Fuller House' Explains Olsen Twins Absence

Here's How 'Fuller House' Explains Olsen Twins Absence
Ever since Netflix announced the Full House revival series Fuller House back in April, one of the burning questions on fans' minds is whether or not Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will return as Michelle Tanner. Since then, we've heard varying reports, some claiming they may come back, others claiming they won't, until last month, when Lori Loughlin revealed that production had wrapped, and the Olsen Twins did not come back. Today, we have a new report from Us Magazine, which reveals the show's producers have come up with a way to explain Michelle Tanner's absence.

An unidentified insider claims that Fuller House cast members will mention that Michelle is now living in New York, building her own fashion empire. This is a reference to Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen themselves, who both live in New York and have several different fashion lines that they run, including The Row and Elizabeth and James.
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Olsen Twins Not Returning For "Fuller House"

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not reprise their shared role of Michelle Tanner in "Fuller House," the upcoming Netflix series follow-up/revival of the beloved ABC sitcom "Full House".

Executive producer Robert L. Boyett said in a statement: "Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family. It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various business endeavors. I appreciate their support and good wishes towards Fuller House."

Although much of the original cast is set to return, the Olsen twins' participation had long been in question. The twins got their start on the series as kids, and turned their fame into an empire of direct-to-video movies and specials with more recent endeavours involving fashion lines.
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Will Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Actually Return For Netflix's New Full House Series?

Will Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Actually Return For Netflix's New Full House Series?
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are thinking about joining the Full House sequel series Fuller House. This is not a drill! The twins who played Michelle Tanner for eight years on Full House from 1987-1995 told Women's Wear Daily they just found out about the new Netflix series when John Stamos announced it on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "I guess we're going to talk to the creators and see what's happening," Mary-Kate told Women's Wear Daily on Tuesday. Mary-Kate and Ashley have both taken a step back from acting recently. Ashley's last credited acting role was in The Jerk Theory in 2009 and Mary-Kate's was the 2011 film Beastly. When Netflix announced the new show, they said they were in talks...
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Blu-ray announced for Cake starring Jennifer Aniston

With the film having just reached UK shores over the weekend, 20th Century Fox have announced the Us Blu-ray release of Cake, the new film from director Daniel Barnz (Beastly).

See Also: Read our review of Cake here

Cake stars Jennifer Aniston alongside Anna Kendrick (Into the Woods), Sam Worthington (Avatar), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica) and William H. Macy (Fargo), and is set to be released on April 21st.

Cake takes us into the darkly funny world of Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston) who initiates a dubious relationship with a widower (Sam Worthington) while confronting fantastical hallucinations of his dead wife (Anna Kendrick). With her feisty housekeeper-cum-caretaker (Adriana Barraza) ever at her side, Claire searches for human connection and self-forgiveness in this tale of personal redemption.

Special Features:

–The Many Layers of Cake: Learning to Live Again

–The Icing on the Cake: Meet the Cast

–Theatrical Trailer
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Your Oscar host, Neil Patrick Harris

  • Cineplex
Every joke, every introduction, every song and dance number in every awards show he’s hosted so far; they’ve all led to this moment.

Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s Oscars telecast, a crowning achievement for the actor who’s already hosted four Tony Awards and two Emmy Awards (and let’s not forget those Spike Video Game Awards and the TV Land Awards).

Landing an Oscars host is always difficult — an October 2014 issue of The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Chris Rock,

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and last year’s host Ellen DeGeneres all turned the gig down. Which is why nabbing Harris makes sense; the dude wants the job.

So how did he get to this Hollywood mountaintop?

Little Neil grew up in a tiny New Mexico town. When he was 13 his parents sent him to a drama camp where he so impressed the instructors that they helped
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Dakota Johnson Is In "Vogue"

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek new images of actress Dakota Johnson ("Fifty Shades Of Grey"), in the February 2015 issue of "Vogue" fashion magazine, photographed by Mario Testino, plus take a look @ Johnson in the Nsfw short film "In a Relationship":

Born in the year of the Snake (1989), Johnson made her film debut in "Crazy", playing daughter to her real-life mother actress Melanie Griffith "Body Double"). 

She appeared in "The Social Network", followed by the films "Beastly; "Theo" and "For Ellen".

In 2012, she had roles in the films "Goats", "The Five-Year Engagement" and "21 Jump Street".

Johnson also played the female lead in the film "Date and Switch".

In March 2012, she was cast as 'Kate' in the Fox comedy series "Ben and Kate", then followed up with more film roles "Need for Speed" (2014) and "Anarchy". In 2014, she also co-starred in "Black Mass", to be followed by "I Am Love".

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‘Cake’ Review: Jennifer Aniston Endures Chronic Pain in This Poignant Tale

  • The Wrap
‘Cake’ Review: Jennifer Aniston Endures Chronic Pain in This Poignant Tale
Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Adriana Barraza co-star in this inexplicably panned drama (not a comedy!) that merits serious attention

Angry, depressed, self-pitying and desperate to lose herself in a pharmaceutical haze: no character is more relatable this awards season than Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston), a woman simply unable to cope after a semi-recent catastrophe leaves her with chronic pain and facial and bodily disfigurement.

The movies are full of noble sufferers, but Claire refuses to be one of them. Being difficult (by being herself) is the only way she knows how to insist that she and her pain matter — and
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New Trailer Released For ‘Cake’ Starring Jennifer Aniston And Sam Worthington

Jennifer Aniston undergoes a dreary make-under and acerbic turn in her latest role as a chronic pain sufferer in Daniel Barnz’s (Won’T Back Down, Beastly) dark dramedy Cake.

Increasingly fascinated by the recent suicide of fellow chronic-pain group member Nina (Anna Kendrick), Claire Simmons (Jennifer Aniston) initiates an unorthodox relationship with Nina’s husband Roy (Sam Worthington) in her pursuit for answers surrounding Nina’s death.

The film is bolstered by a strong supporting cast including Academy nominees William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman (Stealing Cars), and Adriana Barraza (Babel).

Watch Claire as she fights her own demons and fantastical hallucinations of Nina below:

Cake is set for limited release in early 2015.
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Watch Jennifer Aniston's emotional performance in the trailer for Cake

  • JoBlo
While Jennifer Aniston goes for laughs again in Horrible Bosses 2 opening today, it’s her dramatic transformation in Cake that’s getting buzz. Director Daniel Barnz’s (Beastly) upcoming film stars Aniston as a woman who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a member of her chronic pain support group. After looking into the woman’s life (boredom I guess) she develops a relationship with her widower. Now that’s a pretty dark turn of events for a...
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Trailer for Jennifer Aniston's Cake Arrives Online

Thanks to ABC News, we now have the trailer for Jennifer Aniston's upcoming "Cake" drama, co-starring Felicity Huffman, Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick, Chris Messina, and William H Macy. Check it out below. Plot: Claire (Anniston) becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy. The new movie is directed by Daniel Barnz (Won't Back Down, Beastly) and is set to hit theaters on January 23rd, 2015. Trailer:
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Watch: Jennifer Aniston Enters the Oscar Race with First 'Cake' Trailer

Awards season is heating up, and one of the potential Best Actress contenders, believe it or not, may be Jennifer Aniston. The actress rarely goes down the indie road, but when she has before (The Good Girl), it's resulted in some solid work. This time she's getting plenty of acclaim for Cake, a film that strips down Aniston to being a plain, scarred, troubled woman, angry at the world and everyone around her. And there's an interesting supporting cast here too with Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington and Adriana Barraza appearing as well. The buzz indicates the film may not be as good as Aniston's performance, but we'll see. Here's the first trailer for Daniel Barnz's Cake, originally from ABC News: Cake is directed by Daniel Barnz (Beastly, Won't Back Down) from a script by Patrick Tobin (No Easy Way). Claire Simmons (Jennifer Aniston) is in pain. Her physical
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Jennifer Aniston’s 'Cake' performance sneaks into the Best Actress race

  • Hitfix
Jennifer Aniston’s 'Cake' performance sneaks into the Best Actress race
With early, festival-driven campaigns already ramping up (see: Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”) and sleeper candidates generating buzz (major question marks like Amy Adams in “Big Eyes”), the 2015 Best Actress race is tightening up. Is there room for surprises? Jennifer Aniston hopes so. Words has arrived through the wire that Cinelou Films’ distribution fledgling Cinelou Releasing has picked up the actress’ dramedy vehicle “Cake” for release before the end of the year. The film played to mixed reviews at September’s Toronto Film Festival, but clearly Cinelou bigwigs Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon see awards potential. A press release indicates that the movie will have a one-week qualifying run in December before rolling out in January. Based on a blacklisted script by Patrick Tobin and directed by "Phoebe in Wonderland" and "Beastly" director Daniel Barnz, “Cake” follows Claire (Aniston), a divorcee suffering from chronic back pain, the lingering effects of
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