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No “Best Popular” Oscar At 2019 Academy Awards

Variety reports: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its new planned “popular” Oscar “merits further study” and will not present the new category at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. The organization stated that “while remaining committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of movies,” it recognized that implementing any new award nine months into the year “creates …

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Hollywood Legend Burt Reynolds Dies At Age 82

From the Hollywood Reporter: Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82. Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner …

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies [VIDEO]

Clip description: In Norman Jewison’s Oscar wining Best Picture of 1967, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, racial tensions come to a head when a Northern detective, played by Sidney Poitier, becomes stranded in a small southern town following a murder. This particular town is run by a bigoted sheriff, Rod Steiger in an Oscar winning performance, who may or …

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Pulitzer Winning Playwright Neil Simon Dies At 91

TMZ reports: Neil Simon, one of the most prolific playwrights in American history, has died, TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ, Simon died Sunday morning at 1 AM ET after being on life support. We’re told he had a failing kidney and also Alzheimer’s. Simon had a kidney transplant in 2004 and the donor was his longtime friend and publicist …

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Madonna Dragged For Aretha “Tribute” At VMAs

Deadline reports: Considering it was the MTV Video Music Awards, one would think that they would have some sort of tribute to the late, great Aretha Franklin — and they did. Madonna stepped out on the stage at the VMAs adorned in a graduation robe and what looks like everything from her jewelry box paid homage to the Queen of …

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Disney Channel Star Garrett Clayton Comes Out

The New York Daily News reports: Disney Channel star Garrett Clayton, who starred in “Teen Beach Movie” as well as NBC’s “Hairspray Live,” came out as gay Monday in a moving Instagram post. Clayton, 27, penned the post as an explanation as to why he signed on to the upcoming film “Reach,” and quietly slipped in the fact that he …

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BREAKING: Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Dies At 76

TMZ reports: Aretha Franklin, known for having one of the greatest voices in music history, and for hits like “Respect,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” died Thursday after a long battle with cancer, TMZ has learned. Sources close to the singer tell us Aretha passed away in her Detroit home where she was under hospice care. …

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Original Series Creator To Reboot Designing Women

From the Hollywood Reporter: Twenty-five years after wrapping its seven-season run on CBS, Designing Women is plotting a return to the small screen. Series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is behind the revival, which hails from producers Sony Pictures Television Studios. The project has been in the works for months as the indie studio searches for a home for its revival of …

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Tony Winning Gay Actor Gary Beach Dies At Age 70

Theater Mania reports: Gary Beach, the longtime Broadway vet who won a Tony for playing Roger De Bris in The Producers, has died at the age of 70. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, on October 10, 1947, Beach graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts. He made his Broadway debut as an understudy during the original run of 1776. …

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TRAILER: Tim Burton’s Live-Action Dumbo

Polygon reports: The short teaser introduces a version of the story tinged with sadness, sights of a turn-of-the-20th-century circus juxtaposed with the baby elephant’s rise to stardom. Hints of King Kong and Burton’s own Big Fish give the trailer a slow-melt feel as Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora performs a chilly version of “Baby Mine.” Dumbo is adorable. The foul stench of …

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Robert De Niro At Tony Awards: “Fuck Trump” [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Robert De Niro had a few choice words for President Donald Trump while the legendary actor was on stage at Sunday’s Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s musical performance. “I’m going to say one thing, Fuck Trump,” De Niro said while pumping his fists in the air. “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s fuck Trump.” The political …

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NBC’s Next Live Musical Will Be Hair

From the Hollywood Reporter: Don’t hold your breath for the show’s famous nudity to make its way to broadcast television, but NBC has chosen Hair as its next live musical. The network on Thursday announced that the 50-year-old Broadway hit of the hippie generation will be its latest live staging, with plans for a spring 2019 telecast. That fills the …

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Adam Rippon Wins Dancing With The Stars [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Adam Rippon continues to electrify and inspire — even without an Olympic Games or ice rink as his platform. After dazzling fans at the PyeongChang Winter Games earlier this year, the figure skater followed with a sensational performance on the dance floor in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” all-athletes edition over the past four weeks that …

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SNL Channels The Sopranos In Trump Sketch [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: “Saturday Night Live” celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Robert Mueller investigation with a parody of the final scenes of “The Sopranos” — complete with a diner, Journey and Mueller making eyes at Donald Trump like the Members Only jacket guy. The show opened with Alec Baldwin’s Trump playing the role of Tony Soprano in a diner …

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TRAILER: Murphy Brown (The Reboot)

Slate reports: It’s been more than a quarter of a century since vice president Dan Quayle criticized fictional journalist Murphy Brown for her decision to become a single mother, a sound bite that the show seized on and even mocked. Now, CBS is bringing back Murphy Brown, the long-running sitcom, and Murphy Brown, the character, with Candice Bergen reprising her …

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Kennedy Center Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Awards

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Kennedy Center’s Board of Trustees has voted to rescind two high-profile awards given to Bill Cosby following his conviction last month on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 for lifetime achievement in the performing arts. In 2009, he was the 12th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for …

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Stormy Daniels Appears In SNL Cold Open [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly reports: Stormy Daniels is here! The porn star whose alleged affair with Donald Trump is currently causing many problems the president appeared in the cold open for tonight’s Donald Glover-hosted Saturday Night Live. However, she wasn’t the only famous face. We also got Scarlett Johansson, Jimmy Fallon, Martin Short, and many more surprises. The sketch’s coup de grace …

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Netflix To Release 2-Hour Sense8 Finale On June 8th

CNET reports: Netflix will release its two-hour series finale of Sense8 on June 8, the company said Tuesday. “Personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks, and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue mission and BPO take-down in order to protect the future of all Sensates,” according to Netflix’s description. The sci-fi series from J. Michael …

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Nyle DiMarco Tutorial: How To Curse In ASL [VIDEO]

Sexually “fluid” Dancing With The Stars winner and model/actor Nyle DiMarco would like you to know how to curse in ASL. From his clip’s description: Since I started making tutorial videos I’ve gotten so many requests to do a bad words video. I think curse words are some of the first things a lot of people learn when they are …

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