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‘Three Tall Women’: ‘Exquisite’ Glenda Jackson stars in ‘torrentially exciting’ Edward Albee ‘classic’

‘Three Tall Women’: ‘Exquisite’ Glenda Jackson stars in ‘torrentially exciting’ Edward Albee ‘classic’
Edward Albee won three Pulitzer Prizes over the course of his distinguished career, with two of those award-winning plays (“A Delicate Balance,” “Seascape”) bowing on Broadway during his lifetime. Surprisingly, “Three Tall Women,” the last of his Pulitzer-winning works, had never been seen on the rialto until now, as the play finally debuted with a starry production that opened at the Golden Theatre on March 29. As its title suggests, the drama boasts three formidable actresses—two-time Oscar winner and four-time Tony nominee Glenda Jackson, who returns to the Broadway stage for the first time since 1988; recent Tony winner and Oscar nominee Laurie Metcalf; and Tony nominee Alison Pill—directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello.

“Three Tall Women,” a semi-autobiographical depiction of Albee’s adoptive mother, centers on a nonagenarian suffering from failing health and memory (Jackson), her caretaker (Metcalf) and a representative for her attorney (Pill). The relationships established
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YouTube Buys Drama ‘Vulture Club’ Starring Susan Sarandon In Oscars Bid

YouTube Buys Drama ‘Vulture Club’ Starring Susan Sarandon In Oscars Bid
YouTube is gunning for Oscars contention with the acquisition of “Vulture Club,” an indie feature film starring Susan Sarandon.

YouTube announced the completion of principal photography on the movie, which co-stars Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie,” “The Sopranos”) and Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart,” “Magic Mike”).

The Google-owned video service plans a theatrical release for “Vulture Club” in 2018, which would make it eligible for Academy Awards consideration. That will be followed by its release on the YouTube Red subscription service later in the year.

Vulture Club” was directed by filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz (writer-director of “Circumstance”), co-written with Jonathan Mastro. In the film, a veteran emergency room nurse (Sarandon) takes drastic measures to free her adult son, a war correspondent who’s been captured by a terrorist group. After being stymied by government bureaucracy, she discovers a covert community of journalists and advocates who might be able to help her.

“‘Vulture
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Emmys 2018: ‘American Crime Story’ could become the first show since ‘Prime Suspect’ to repeat as Best Limited Series

This spring FX’s “American Crime Story” returned for its second season, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” which explores the murder of the famous fashion designer (played by Edgar Ramirez) by serial killer Andrew Cunanan (played by Darren Criss). It’s the early front-runner to win Best Limited Series based on the combined predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users who have entered their picks in our predictions center thus far. The first season of “Acs,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” also won top honors in 2016, so a victory for “Versace” would make this the first series since “Prime Suspect” to repeat as Best Limited Series.

Anthologies have had a TV revival in recent years. Ryan Murphy helped re-popularize the form with “American Horror Story,” which debuted in 2011. Since then we’ve seen other anthologies like “Fargo,” “American Crime” and “Black Mirror” earn acclaim and awards. But since that
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Matt Bomer on Making His Directorial Debut in American Crime Story: Versace: 'Can We Sympathize With a Monster?'

Matt Bomer on Making His Directorial Debut in American Crime Story: Versace: 'Can We Sympathize With a Monster?'
Wednesday’s episode of American Crime Story: Versace marks the directorial debut of actor Matt Bomer, who — at the risk of sounding “so 2018” — says he was “truly blessed” to get to work on the FX drama.

“When Ryan Murphy called and asked me to do this — after I passed out, regained consciousness and said yes — I knew that it was a serious responsibility,” the actor tells TVLine. “I’d been offered directing jobs before, but they were jobs I was also acting in, and I wanted my first directing experience to be the full-meal deal. I wanted to really do it,
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Lee Pace Says He Is a 'Member of the Queer Community' After Declining to Label His Sexuality

Lee Pace Says He Is a 'Member of the Queer Community' After Declining to Label His Sexuality
Actor Lee Pace has come out as a “member of the queer community” in the wake of a recent interview in which he said he has dated both men and women — but declined to label his sexuality.

“In a recent phone interview, I was asked questions that I wasn’t expecting and found myself momentarily at a loss for the right words,” he tweeted Monday. “My privacy is important to me, so I protect it. When interviewed by the media, I keep the focus on my work.”

“As a member of the queer community, I understand the importance of living openly,
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Ryan Murphy signs exclusive deal with Netflix

The Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning writer and producer Ryan Murphy has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with Netflix to produce new TV series and feature films for the streaming giant, with the deal set to get underway on July 1st of this year.

“Ryan Murphy’s series have influenced the global cultural zeitgeist, reinvented genres and changed the course of television history. His unfaltering dedication to excellence and to give voice to the underrepresented, to showcase a unique perspective or just to shock the hell out of us, permeates his genre-shattering work,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “From Nip/Tuck – our first licensed series – to American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and American Horror Story, we’ve seen how his brand of storytelling captivates consumers and critics across the globe. His celebrated body of work and his contributions to our industry speak for themselves,
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Matt Bomer Joins John Butler's 'Papi Chulo'

Matt Bomer Joins John Butler's 'Papi Chulo'
Golden Globe-winning actor Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart) has signed on to star in Papi Chulo, the new film from Handsome Devil director John Butler.

In the black comedy, which U.K. sales outfit Bankside Films will launch to international buyers in Berlin next week, the Magnificent Seven and Magic Mike alumnus will play a lonely TV weatherman who strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker, played by The Runaways' Alejandro Patino. 

Rob Walpole and Rebecca O'Flanagan are producing Papi Chulo for Treasure Entertainment, with backing from the Irish Film Board, Head Gear Films, Rte and Windmill Lane....
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SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises
The Screen Actors Guild usually proves themselves to be creatures of habit: They reward the same stars, year in and year out — following their own patterns rather than setting any new trends.

But the night wasn’t completely by the books. Here’s a look at some of the award show’s biggest curveballs:

Surprise: “This Is Us” (NBC)

Admittedly, this race was a tough one to call: Good arguments could have been made for any of the nominees. But “Stranger Things” was a surprise win last year, and the SAG did it again, crowning the NBC tearjerker. The last time a broadcast series took home the trophy was in 2006 for ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Snub: “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Speaking of “Stranger Things,” the Netflix series went 0-for-4 tonight. Nothing for David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, the stunt team, or the cast — depriving viewers of yet another rousing speech from Harbour and Winona Ryder’s facial
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SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

SAG Awards: Biggest Snubs and Surprises
The Screen Actors Guild usually proves themselves to be creatures of habit: They reward the same stars, year in and year out — following their own patterns rather than setting any new trends.

But the night wasn’t completely by the books. Here’s a look at some of the award show’s biggest curveballs:

Surprise: “This Is Us” (NBC)

Admittedly, this race was a tough one to call: Good arguments could have been made for any of the nominees. But “Stranger Things” was a surprise win last year, and the SAG did it again, crowning the NBC tearjerker. The last time a broadcast series took home the trophy was in 2006 for ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Snub: “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

Speaking of “Stranger Things,” the Netflix series went 0-for-4 tonight. Nothing for David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, the stunt team, or the cast — depriving viewers of yet another rousing speech from Harbour and Winona Ryder’s facial
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Horror anthology series from Blumhouse on the way

Joseph Baxter Jan 10, 2018

The horror auteurs of Blumhouse Television have landed a deal with Hulu to create a monthly anthology series...

Thanks to Black Mirror, the ever-escalating competition amongst peak television platforms has made the concept of the horror anthology series – a heaving TV genre during the 1980s – into a highly-sought jewel for any lineup. Now, it appears that Hulu will be the latest platform to seek such a series.

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Hulu has come to an a rather unique agreement with Blumhouse Television (the TV arm of horror hub Blumhouse Productions,) that will see the latter produce a horror anthology series for the streaming platform, reports Variety. While no story details or personnel have been revealed regarding the untitled series, it was revealed that the series will manifest as 12 self-contained episodes,
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‘Get Out’ to Be Honored by Producers Guild With Stanley Kramer Award

‘Get Out’ to Be Honored by Producers Guild With Stanley Kramer Award
Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy “Get Out” will receive the Producers Guild of America’s 2018 Stanley Kramer Award.

The prize will be presented on Jan. 20 at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Stanley Kramer Award was established in 2002 to honor a production, producer, or other individuals whose contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues.

Producers Guild Awards Chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said, “The electrifying response to ‘Get Out’ demonstrates that the power of motion pictures to crystallize and reflect our collective social anxieties remains stronger than ever. It’s hard to imagine two more different sensibilities approaching the problem of race in America than Stanley Kramer and Jordan Peele, but despite the different paths their stories take, their power springs from the same outrage, fearlessness, and passion.”

Kramer’s producing credits include “Inherit the Wind,” “On the Beach,” “The Defiant Ones,” and “Guess
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Ryan Murphy to Be Honored by Producers Guild of America

Ryan Murphy to Be Honored by Producers Guild of America
Ryan Murphy will be honored by the Producers Guild of America’s 2018 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, recognizing his contributions to the television industry, at the 29th annual PGA Awards, which will be held Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

The winner of four Emmys, two PGA Awards, and the recipient of the PGA’s 2014 Stanley Kramer Award for his work on the Emmy-winning television movie The Normal Heart, Murphy has created and produced such TV series as American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Feud, Glee and Nip/Tuck. His newest project The Assassination of Gianni...
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‘Get Out’ Deeper and Funnier Than Most ‘Serious’ Awards Contenders

‘Get Out’ Deeper and Funnier Than Most ‘Serious’ Awards Contenders
As our mothers told us, first impressions are lasting impressions. When Universal opened “Get Out” on Feb. 24, it was marketed as a horror movie. Now that the film is available for streaming, on HBO and on awards screeners (sent out Nov. 6), some industry folk are making a startling discovery: “Get Out” is Not a horror movie.

That was a good marketing hook, but the film, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is too original to pigeonhole: It’s a little Alfred Hitchcock, a little Mike Nichols, a little Rod Serling, but not really like any of them. It’s a deadpan social satire mixed with suspense. This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. agreed to consider it as a comedy for the Golden Globes; that was a good choice, because they don’t have a Too Complex To Label category.

The film was made by Blumhouse Prods. and Jason Blum says his company has two criteria: “Is it
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Happy 50th to Julia Roberts!

by Nathaniel R

The biggest female movie star of the 1990s hit the half-century mark today. Happy 50th pretty woman. Herewith my personal votes as to her ten best screen performances. Yours? How will you celebrate this milestone?

Erin Brockovich (2000) My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) Closer (2004) Pretty Woman (1990) The Normal Heart (2014) August: Osage County (2013) Notting Hill (1999) Duplicity (2009) The Pelican Brief (1993) Mystic Pizza (1988)
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Mark Ruffalo To Star In HBO Limited Drama Series I Know This Much Is True

HBO is known for putting out successful limited drama series with big-name actors attached, True Detective, Big Little Liars and The Night Of all come to mind.

Now Deadline reports, the premium cable network is developing an eight-episode limited drama series called I Know This Much Is True, which will star Mark Ruffalo who is also an executive producer on the series.

I Know This Much Is True is based on a popular novel by bestselling author Wally Lamb, which was made extra popular as an Oprah’s Book Club pick that year.

The series is written and directed by filmmaker Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), and the story is described as an epic family saga about "the parallel lives of twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey", both played by Ruffalo. It's also said to explore the American identity "throughout the latter half of the 20th century."

This marks Ruffalo’s
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Mark Ruffalo to produce and star in HBO’s I Know This Much Is True adaptation

Mark Ruffalo has a new project lined up with HBO. After its success of their adaptation of Big Little Lies, the network will work on another adaptation, this time on the 1998 novel I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb, Deadline reports. Ruffalo will not only star in the miniseries, but produce it as well.

I Know This Much Is True is an eight-episode miniseries that will be written and directed by Blue Valentine’s Derek Cianfrance. Ruffalo will play dual roles as a pair of twins throughout their lives. The book’s plot is described as “an epic family saga that explores the American identity following the parallel lives of twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey throughout the latter half of the 20th century.”

No word on when the miniseries will enter production, but this marks Ruffalo’s return to HBO since he starred in and co-executive produced HBO’s The Normal Heart.
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Ryan Murphy Says Women in Hollywood ‘Always’ Had an ‘Ick’ Reaction About Harvey Weinstein

Ryan Murphy Says Women in Hollywood ‘Always’ Had an ‘Ick’ Reaction About Harvey Weinstein
Ryan Murphy has had limited personal interaction with Harvey Weinstein himself, but he claimed that the Hollywood producer did not elicit warm reactions from women he had talked to in the past.

During his conversation with TV critic Emily Nussbaum at the New Yorker Festival on Saturday, the American Horror Story creator touched on the recent sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein in a The New York Times report in which eight women, including actress Ashley Judd, spoke out against the 65-year-old powerhouse film executive.

Although he did not know of specific incidences, Vulture reports Murphy said he knows his “way
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Julia Roberts Says She Was a 'Selfish Little Brat' as a Young Actress

Julia Roberts Says She Was a 'Selfish Little Brat' as a Young Actress
Julia Roberts is the first to admit she’s changed since her early days in Hollywood — and she says it’s for the better.

Roberts, 49, told Harper’s Bazaar U.K. she was singularly focused during the early stages of her career.

“I was my priority, a selfish little brat running around making films,” she said.

The Oscar-winning actress said she experienced a positive shift in her life after meeting her husband, cinematographer Danny Moder, and becoming a mother.

“It was meeting Danny…finding my person,” she said. “When I think about what makes my life my life, and makes
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Matt Bomer Joins American Crime Story: Versace — But There's a Twist

Matt Bomer Joins American Crime Story: Versace — But There's a Twist
Ryan Murphy has lured frequent muse Matt Bomer to the American Crime Story franchise — but, in a twist, the White Collar alum will not be flexing his acting muscle.

TVLine has learned that Bomer, who has worked with Ryan on Glee, American Horror Story (Freak Show and Hotel), The New Normal and The Normal Heart, will head behind the camera to direct an episode of American Crime Story: Versace. According to sources, Bomer will helm Episode 8. This will mark Bomer’s directorial debut.

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Review Roundup: Did Young Sheldon Make a Big Bang with the Critics?

Eight-year-old Iain recently starred in HBO's Big Little Lies and has appeared on NBC's Law amp Order Special Victims Unit and the Steve Harvey-hosted kids competition show Little Big Shots. Of course theater fans know him best for his adorable reviews of Broadway shows. Parsons most recently appeared on Broadway in 2015's An Act Of God. His other Broadway credits include Harvey and The Normal Heart. What did the critics think of the new spin-off Take a look at what some of them have to say below And make sure to check out the trailer for the new comedy which premieres this Monday, September 25 at 830 on CBS below.
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