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Oscars Memoriam Reel Showed Living Woman

Man, they had a bad night. Variety reports: Leading Australian producer, Jan Chapman was “devastated” by another mistake in the Oscars telecast. In addition to the best picture gaffe, during the show’s In Memoriam segment, a photo of a living woman was mistakenly used. Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer and four-time Oscar nominee (“The Piano,” “Portrait of a Lady,” ...

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SHOCKER: Gay Drama Moonlight Wins Best Picture After Presenters Announce Wrong Winner [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Paging Steve Harvey. “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture at the Oscars Sunday night instead of “Moonlight,” the rightful winner. In one of the most controversial categories of the night, Warren Beatty announced the Emma Stone-helmed flick as the Best Picture. The cast crowded onto the stage for their acceptance ...

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OPEN THREAD: 2017 Academy Awards

The 2017 Academy Awards begin at 8:30PM Eastern and many expect this year’s gala to be the most political in history. Weeks ago right wing sites began calling for a boycott of the show in anticipation of attacks on Donald Trump by the “Hollywood elite.” The New York Times, which has never before advertised during the Oscars, will run a ...

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Actor Bill Paxton Dies At Age 61

People Magazine reports: Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton died due to complications from surgery, PEOPLE confirms. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a family representative said in a statement. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department ...

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TRAILER: Alien: Covenant Features Gay Couple

What Culture reports: After it made its debut alongside FX’s Legion, the brand new Alien: Covenant prologue has been released, introducing the crew of the Covenant spaceship and establishing a tone very much in keeping with the original Alien. You can already see the dynamics at play in the short clip: James Franco’s captain is the dependable straight-laced guy, Katherine ...

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TRAILER: Feud: Bette And Joan

The A.V. Club sets up the clip: In the full trailer for Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series, Feud: Bette And Joan, Olivia de Havilland (Catherine Zeta-Jones) calmly explains: “Feuds are never about hate. Feuds are about pain.” That sounds like it could be thesis of the show, which in its first season aims to chart the battle between What Ever ...

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TRAILER: Beauty And The Beast

TIME recaps: The forthcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is already one of the most talked-about movies of 2017, and rightfully so: the sweeping film, which stars Emma Watson as Belle, appears to do justice to the original movie’s twinkling score and magical story. We’ve only had glimpses of it so far, but that changed on Monday night, ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #144 [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins have a field day as two friends who support, love and battle each other over work, men, marriage and through World War II in Vincent Sherman’s “Old Acquaintance” (1943). Taken from the Broadway hit, the film was hampered by the continual in-fighting between its two stars who couldn’t stand one another. This antagonism ...

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Actor John Hurt Dies At Age 77 [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has died aged 77, his agent has said. The Bafta-winning star, known for his roles in Alien and The Elephant Man, continued working despite being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015. He recently starred as Father Richard McSorley in Jackie, the biopic of President John F. Kennedy’s wife. US director Mel Brooks ...

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La La Land Leads Oscar Nominations With 14 Nods

The New York Times reports: Oscar voters showered the neo-musical “La La Land” with 14 nominations on Tuesday, a tie with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for the most in Academy Award history. But a diverse array of films, notably “Moonlight,” about a young black man in Miami, also picked up honors in multiple major races, moving the ceremony beyond ...

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TRAILER: Baywatch

Collider reports: A surprise new NSFW trailer for Paramount Pictures’ Baywatch hit the net today. While there’s plenty of eye candy on display, the only reason this international trailer is NSFW and not straight-up red-band is that there are a few F bombs dropped, reminding us that this is, indeed, an R-rated comedy. But this new cut teases a film ...

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TEASER: The Handmaid’s Tale

One of my all-time favorite books. Cosmo recaps: Our first look at Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale is finally here! Hooray! And also: SHIT THIS IS DEPRESSING. The show stars Mad Men’s phenomenal Elisabeth Moss as Offred, a “handmaid” in Gilead, a horrifying future place where fertile young woman are forced into sexual slavery ...

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TRAILER: Bright Lights

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Tomorrow night on HBO. The Guardian reviews: Their differences extended down to their dogs. Dwight, a perfectly poof-y white Coton de Tulear, stays with the elegant and eternally camera-ready Debbie. But good luck keeping your eyes off Gary, the dark, panting bulldog with his slobbery tongue drooping out of the side his mouth. Gary was ...

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Ellen DeGeneres Disinvites Homophobic Gospel Singer

Deadline reports: Ellen DeGeneres announced via Twitter that she has uninvited gospel singer Kim Burrell from performing on her daytime talk show after video began circulating online of an anti-gay sermon Burrell delivered at a Houston TX church. Burrell had been scheduled to sing the soundtrack song “I See A Victory” with Pharrell Williams, on DeGeneres show this Thursday; Williams ...

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TRAILER: 2016, The Movie

Entertainment Weekly reviews: 2016 started out innocently enough — but after a number of tragic celebrity deaths and one of the most divisive elections in history, at least one collective is categorizing the year as a horror movie. YouTube user Friend Dog Studios has created a condensed representation of tthe year through a trailer for 2016: The Movie. The clip, ...

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Debbie Reynolds Hospitalized For Possible Stroke

TMZ reports: Debbie Reynolds just suffered a medical emergency, which we’re told is a possible stroke … and EMTs just raced to the scene, TMZ has learned. Debbie was at her son Todd Fisher’s home in Beverly Hills and just after 1 PM someone from the house called 911. We’re told 84-year-old Debbie, whose daughter, Carrie, died Tuesday, has been ...

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Star Wars: Episode VIII Will Still Feature Carrie Fisher

Variety reports: Carrie Fisher’s death Tuesday at the age of 60 has left her involvement in a number of film and television projects unresolved. Chief among them is her ongoing role in the Star Wars franchise. The eighth film in the series, in which Fisher appears as Leia Organa, wrapped shooting in July and is now in post-production. Sources tell ...

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BREAKING: Carrie Fisher Dies At Age 60

DAMMIT. NBC News reports: “Star Wars” has lost its most beloved princess. Carrie Fisher, best known for her portrayal of the plucky Princess Leia in George Lucas’ epic intergalactic movie series, died Tuesday, days after suffering a heart attack on a plane. She was 60 years old. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her ...

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TRAILER: Alien: Covenant

Variety recaps: Ridley Scott’s trademark disturbing monsters dominate Fox’s first trailer for “Alien: Covenant” — including one bursting out of a body and another slithering into a shower while a couple makes love. Fox released the trailer late Saturday night as an apparent Christmas present to “Alien” fans. “Alien Covenant” is the sixth film in the franchise. Michael Fassbender, Noomi ...

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TRAILER: Blade Runner 2049

Via Hypable: The Blade Runner sequel has been 30 years in the making, but now Harrison Ford is back as Rick Deckard, joined by Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Jared Leto! When Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic Blade Runner about a man who hunted down android, humanoid replicas came out in 1982, it became an instant classic. The trailer shows Ryan ...

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