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Here’s Your First Look At Johnny Flynn As David Bowie In Controversial Rock Biopic ‘Stardust’

Rockstar biopics are a hot commodity in Hollywood right now. Thanks to “Bohemian Rhapsody” earning over $900 million worldwide last year and “Rocketman” continuing the trend of profitable movies based on musical icons, studios are clamoring for every rockstar story they can find. Now, it’s time for David Bowie to get the spotlight with the new film “Stardust.” And thanks to Total Film, we have our first look at the actor playing the rock icon.

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Harriet Walter Joins ‘Killing Eve’ as Third Season Begins Production

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Harriet Walter Joins ‘Killing Eve’ as Third Season Begins Production
British actress Harriet Walter has joined the cast of BBC America’s multi-award winning “Killing Eve” for its third season, which began production this week. Danny Sapani has also been announced to join the cast of the show, which stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer.

The Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated Walter recently finished production on Julian FellowesBelgravia,” the “Downton Abbey” creator’s adaptation of his own historical novel. “Belgravia” is a co-production between ITV and Epix. She also starred as Clemmie Churchill in the first season of Netflix’ “The Crown,” which featured Sapani in its second season and recently appeared in Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John musical “Rocketman.”

Best known for his role in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” Sapani recently co-starred in the BBC’s “MotherFatherSon” with Richard Gere and Helen McCrory.

Killing Eve” has already proven an awards magnet for its stars with Oh taking home a best actress Golden Globe,
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‘Rocketman’ Producer Developing Comedy ‘Inward Bound’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Brian Oliver’s New Republic Pictures, the company that co-financed and produced “Rocketman,” is developing a female ensemble comedy “Inward Bound.”

The announcement comes on the heels of Universal’s “Good Boys” becoming the first R-rated comedy to open in first place at the North American box office in three years, as well as the biggest opening for an original comedy this year.

“There is a large theatrical market for ensemble comedies, especially one as funny and, yes, as raunchy as ‘Inward Bound,'” Oliver said. “It’s got a great set of roles for talent and we’re eager to see this on the big screen.”

Written by stand-up comedian Stefanie Kahn, the “Inward Bound” script follows a divorced mother’s trip to a “romance rehab” staffed by hunky guides to service more than the women’s camping needs. Brought into New Republic Pictures by head of development John Hilary Shepherd,
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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ battles Quentin Tarantino, ‘Nezha’ for international box office crown

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ battles Quentin Tarantino, ‘Nezha’ for international box office crown
The Angry Birds Movie 2 flies into Russia, China.

Universal’s Hobbs & Shaw is expected to coast past $400m at the worldwide box office this weekend, although the action saga faces a battle royal for the international crown against current champion Nezha from China, and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood via Sony.

All three films appeal to different demographics, and all three are expected to prosper in the coming days in a rare session when Disney does not have a release that threatens to dominate the competition. There could even be a challenge from Sony’s The
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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 215 – ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’

This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we're talking about Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. We discuss why the film works so well, how it successfully adapts the books, why its perfect for younger audiences who are getting into horror, why studios seem to have an aversion to treating horror as a reputable genre, the producing work of Guillermo del Toro, and more. We then finish up with a new installment of Reader Hot Takes where we talk The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Dark Knight Rises, and Rocketman. Click on the …
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Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos Signs New Multi-Year Deal

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Viacom has signed Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos to a new multi-year deal, the studio confirmed on Monday.

The new agreement comes just ahead of the expected merger between Paramount parent company Viacom and CBS. The long-awaited deal to recombine the two media and entertainment companies could be announced as early as Monday.

Viacom’s decision to extend Gianopulos is a show of the company’s confidence in the CEO and the direction he’s taken the studio since taking over from former Paramount chief Brad Grey in 2017.

The studio also extended production president Elizabeth Raposo.

Also Read: How 'Crawl' Fits into Paramount's Plan to Return Studio to 'Iconic Status'

Gianopulos took the reins at Paramount during one of the studio’s worst box office years in recent memory. In 2017, Paramount grossed just $534.3 million, a far cry from six years earlier when the studio led all its rivals
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Jim Gianopulos Inks Multi-Year Deal As Paramount Boss Prior To CBS-Viacom Merger

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Breaking: Ahead of the CBS-Viacom merger, Viacom has re-upped Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos to a new, multi-year contract.

In addition, Paramount’s current production president Elizabeth Raposo has extended her contract.

Gianopulos has been running the studio since 2017, following the tenure of the late Brad Grey. During Gianopulos’ run Paramount released the hit horror/thriller A Quiet Place, turning into a franchise. That John Krasinksi-directed movie starring Emily Blunt amassed over $340M-plus off a $17M budget. He also saw the Mission: Impossible franchise to its record gross with the release of last summer’s Fallout ($791M-plus worldwide). In addition, Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman is poised to be an awards contender this season following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. That Dexter Fletcher-directed pic has earned more than $186M at the global box office. Annual domestic B.O. grosses between 2017 and
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Teen Choice Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List

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Teen Choice Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List
Avengers: Endgame” and The CW’s “Riverdale” dominated Fox’s Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, winning four awards each.

The two-hour event hosted by “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale and YouTuber David Dobrik was broadcast live from Hermosa Beach, California, and featured a massive surf-and-sand dance number that set the tone.

Taylor Swift accepted the inaugural Icon Award and took a moment to applaud the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team not only for winning the World Cup, but “also taking a historic stand in terms of gender equality, gender pay gap.”

Also Read: 21 New Summer TV Shows Ranked by Premiere Viewers: From 'BH90210' to 'Bring the Funny' (Updating)

The Jonas Brothers received the Decade Award, recognizing their evolution over the past 10 years.

Avengers: Endgame: was a big winner in the action film category, scoring Choice Movie, Choice Actor for Robert Downey Jr., Choice Actress
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Teen Choice Awards 2019: See the Complete List of Winners

Teen Choice Awards 2019: See the Complete List of Winners
There were plenty of surfboards to go around to celebrate the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.

For weeks, fans voted both online and via social media for their favorite celebrities, movies, TV shows, songs and more to win. On Sunday, the results were presented, for the first time ever, at Hermosa Beach, California, to honor those that came out on top.

Pretty Little LiarsLucy Hale and YouTuber David Dobrik co-hosted the live show, which included performances from OneRepublic, Mabel and Jordan McGraw and Sarah Hyland.

Check out the full list of winners below. (Winners are bolded.)

Movies

Choice Action Movie

Ant-Man
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10 Times Musicians United on Stage This Year For a Phenomenal Performance

Between the Jonas Brothers' Captial FM set with Busted and Ariana Grande's duet with Barbra Streisand, this year has delivered a handful of amazing live performances from artists collaborating on stage. Even Elton John and Taron Egerton got in on the action with a few joint productions while promoting John's biopic Rocketman. We certainly love each of these singers individually, but when they combine their vocals, it's like musical heaven. Keep scrolling to watch some of the best onstage mashups from 2019!

Related: We're Halfway Through 2019, and These Are the Best Songs We've Heard So Far
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10 Times Musicians United on Stage This Year For a Phenomenal Performance

10 Times Musicians United on Stage This Year For a Phenomenal Performance
Between the Jonas Brothers' Captial FM set with Busted and Ariana Grande's duet with Barbra Streisand, this year has delivered a handful of amazing live performances from artists collaborating on stage. Even Elton John and Taron Egerton got in on the action with a few joint productions while promoting John's biopic Rocketman. We certainly love each of these singers individually, but when they combine their vocals, it's like musical heaven. Keep scrolling to watch some of the best onstage mashups from 2019!

Related: We're Halfway Through 2019, and These Are the Best Songs We've Heard So Far
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay (Updated: August 8)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay (Updated: August 8)
Since the academy expanded the Best Picture category at the Oscars in 2010, Best Original Screenplay has gone to writers of a wide-range of genres: dramas; comedies (“Midnight in Paris”); biopics; true-life stories (“Spotlight”); period pictures (“Django Unchained”); war movies (“The Hurt Locker”); sci-fi (“Her”) and horror (“Get Out”). (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Original Screenplay and be sure to check out our predictions for Best Adapted Screenplay.)

Regardless of the type of film, a nominee needs broad academy support to win this race. Indeed, all 10 of these most recent Best Original Screenplay winners were, at the least, Best Picture nominees. And five of them won the big prize, bringing the total number of Best Picture champs with Oscar-winning original screenplays to 17. By comparison, 41 films have done this on the adapted side.

In 2019, four of the five nominees for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards
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Viacom Q3 Earnings Top Wall Street Expectations as CBS Merger Looms

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With its anticipated re-coupling with CBS casting a shadow, Viacom reported third quarter earnings that beat Wall Street forecasts on Thursday.

For the three months ending on June 30, the film and TV conglomerate reported revenue of $3.36 billion and an adjusted diluted earnings-per-share of $1.33. Media analysts had forecast earnings per share (Eps) of $1.06 and $3.33 billion in revenue, according to a Yahoo Finance-compiled consensus.

In the year-ago period, Viacom reported revenue of $3.24 billion and an Eps of $1.18.

Also Read: Viacom to Acquire 'Garfield' Rights for Nickelodeon Series

“Viacom delivered another strong quarter, as our core businesses and investments in strategic priorities fuel our growth and evolution. Importantly, we returned Domestic Advertising Revenue to growth, which is a direct result of the strategy we have been executing for the last two years and the significant progress we have made in scaling Advanced Marketing Solutions,” said Viacom CEO Bob Bakish. “Paramount’s momentum also continues,
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Viacom’s Film Growth & Increased Advertising Help Media Giant Beat Wall Street Estimates For Q3 As CBS Merger Talks Continue

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As the drumbeat grew louder for a long-awaited merger with CBS, Viacom reported third-quarter earnings that beat market expectations.

Earnings per share came in at $1.20 on Thursday, beating the consensus estimate from analysts of $1.07, while revenue of $3.36 billion beat the estimate of $3.33B.

Domestic advertising grew for the first time in five years, increasing by 6% over the prior-year quarter to $976 million. That’s a major milestone for the once-beleaguered company, whose deteriorating ad picture defined the latter years of Philippe Dauman’s tenure as CEO. Bob Bakish succeeded him in 2016.

Despite the uptick in advertising, Media Networks managed to increase revenue by just 1%, to $2 billion, as international and consumer products lagged.

Growth at Paramount Pictures, with operating income increasing $41M year-on-year, also helped the results as its TV production engine continued to hum. Theatrical films including Rocketman and the modestly budgeted Crawl were standouts in the period. Paramount TV continues
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: August 7)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: August 7)
As with the award for leading men, the winner of Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars is usually one of the more seasoned competitors. At the 2019 Academy Awards, Mahershala Ali won for “Green Book.” He had previously prevailed in 2017 for “Moonlight.” He was the 29th winner of this award to be in his 40s. Sam Rockwell, who won in 2018 for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the 30th, having picked up this prize eight months before he turned 50. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Supporting Actor.)

A lucky 13 winners were in their 50s and 11 more were in their 60s. For eight men, it took till they were in their 70s to win while two (George Burns for “The Sunshine Boys” and Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”) were north of 80 when they took home their only Oscars. Conversely, only four Best Supporting Actor champs were in their 20s and just 14 have been thirtysomething.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor (Updated: August 7)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor (Updated: August 7)
Historically the Best Actor Oscar has gone to men with a little grey in their hair while Best Actress is usually given to an ingenue. However, we could be seeing a shift in that bias on both sides. At the 2019 Oscars, Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) won Best Actor at age 37 over a past winner and three previous nominees. Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) did likewise in 2017. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Actor.)

While Affleck won for a fictional role, Malek prevailed for portraying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Of the 10 most recent Best Actor champs at the Academy Awards, seven of them won for bring life to real-life fellows: Colin Firth; Daniel Day-Lewis; Matthew McConaughey; Eddie Redmayne; Leonardo DiCaprio; and Gary Oldman.

Malek was a first-time nominee while each of his four rivals in the 2019 Best Actor race had contended multiple times at the Oscars.
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Deleted Rocketman Scene Sees Elton John Confront His Drug Addiction

Ever since 2015’s Straight Outta Compton proved that musical biopics can still pull their weight, Hollywood has capitalized on the genre. Last year saw the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, which went on to win multiple Academy Awards and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama.

On the heels of its success came Rocketman, a biographical musical starring British actor Taron Egerton that tells the story of Elton John’s life from his young years as a child prodigy all the way through to his successful career. Unsurprisingly, the movie also focuses on the singer’s struggles with depression and substance abuse, as well as his sexual orientation.

As has become commonplace these days, the film’s creative team shot a lot more footage than what made it into the theatrical cut, and Collider has recently shared some of the bonuses you can expect to see on the digital, DVD,
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Rocketman Deleted Scene Takes Elton John Into the Rehab Launderette [Exclusive]

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Rocketman Deleted Scene Takes Elton John Into the Rehab Launderette [Exclusive]
Taron Egerton did an amazing job as Elton John in Rocketman. The glitz and glam, the powerful voice, the songwriting are all there and represented along with all of the excess. However, it's when Egerton goes deeper and takes viewers into John's private hell of cocaine and alcohol addiction that things start to open up and go further. Years of drug and alcohol abuse landed the rocker in rehab, where he is just a normal person, not a rich rock star with everything going for him. With that being said, Paramount has supplied us with an exclusive deleted scene from Rocketman, which features some more rehab.

Rocketman was released today on digital platforms and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray August 27th. The aforementioned deleted scene, entitled The Launderette, finds Elton John learning about his chores in rehab and sees him trying to learn how to work a washing machine.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Director (Updated August 6)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Director (Updated August 6)
One of the big questions about the 2020 Oscars is whether or not there will be a split between the winners of Best Picture and Best Director, as we’ve seen in three of the last four years. Before the academy reintroduced the preferential ballot for Best Picture in 2010, such divides were fairly rare. Now, they are the rule rather than the exception at the Academy Awards. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Director.)

Why is this?

Unlike every other Oscar category, which are decided by a popular vote, the winner of the Best Picture award is determined by a weighted ballot. Voters rank their choices from first to last. If one nominee garners more than 50% of the first place vote, it automatically wins. If, however, no nominee can meet that threshold, the film with the fewest first place votes gets eliminated, with its ballot getting reapportioned to the second place choice.
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Exclusive: ‘Rocketman’ Deleted Scene Has Elton John Confronting His Drug Addiction

Today, we’re pleased to share an exclusive deleted scene from Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman. The fantasy-biopic stars Taron Egerton as five-time Grammy-winning icon Elton John alongside Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four), and Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’ Baby). In the clip, Elton is offered a chance to relapse, and while you can see that there’s clearly a temptation to use again, he manages to decline. It’s not a bad scene, but it also makes sense why Fletcher left this on the cutting room floor. …
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