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Variety reports: Alec Baldwin has engaged the services of former L.A. assistant district attorney Aaron S. Dyer of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman for civil suits related to the “Rust” shooting, Variety has confirmed. Dyer will represent Baldwin, Rust Movie Productions and other production companies involved in the film. Dyer previously defended “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis, who had been …

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Variety reports: Disney’s “Encanto” topped the Wednesday box office, netting $7.5 million in its first full day of release. The family film has heavy competition over the Thanksgiving holiday. Also vying for a major slice of the pie are MGM’s star-studded crime drama “House of Gucci,” which brought in a solid $4.2 million on Wednesday. Sony’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” topped the …

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Billboard Magazine reports: The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” shines brightest among the nearly 30,000 titles ever to hit the Billboard Hot 100 over the chart’s 63-year history, as the single, released in November 2019, is the newly crowned No. 1 on Billboard‘s Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs recap. “Blinding Lights” rules Billboard‘s Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs …

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: Jurassic World: Dominion goes 65 million years into the past in its opening moments, which have been unveiled online ahead of its release next summer. The film picks up after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), which saw the destruction of the dinosaurs’ home, Isla Nublar, with a number of the animals escaping into …

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A rerun from yesterday, because this newly uploaded version has English subtitles. Kampanje reports: This year, as in the previous two years, the Norway Postal Service is presenting a new magnificent Christmas film. Marketing director Monica Solberg says, “After the success of the last two years with Norway Post’s Christmas films, we now notice that people are asking, ‘When is …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Eddie Redmayne says taking on his Academy Award-nominated role as a trans character in the 2015 film The Danish Girl was a mistake. Redmayne, who played transgender artist Lili Elbe in the film, said he wouldn’t take that job if it was offered to him now. The role won him a Best Actor nomination. Critics have complained …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: MGM/Eon/Universal’s No Time To Die is crossing $733M worldwide this weekend, making it the highest grossing Hollywood film of 2021 — and of the pandemic era. We’ve been expecting Mr Bond to overtake the previous global leader, Universal’s own F9 ($725M WW cume and the only other studio movie to cross $700M this year). The 25th Bond …

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: Henry Cavill stands in a Miami hotel room looking like a comic book drawing made real. He’s 6-foot-2 but seems taller because he’s so broad. His muscles stretch an ordinary camel-colored knit shirt into a bulky superhero outfit. “I’m amazed how many people recognize me with a mask on,” the actor says, and it’s unclear if …

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Variety reports: Martin Scorsese is making a musical biopic about the Grateful Dead, with Jonah Hill set to star as the iconic rock band’s frontman Jerry Garcia. The project reunites Scorsese and Hill for the first time since 2013’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” In addition to directing, Scorsese will serve as a producer alongside Hill. It is not clear …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Paramount+ has set Thursday, December 23 for the premiere of the new Reno 911 special The Hunt For QAnon. The streamer also released a teaser trailer. On a mission to track down the one and only Q, the one behind all QAnon conspiracies, Reno 911: The Hunt For QAnon follows the deputies from the Reno Sheriff’s Department …

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The New York Post reports: “Diana” was, by all accounts, intended by its creators, Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, to be a serious musical. The story is, after all, about the death of an internationally beloved young mother who devoted her life to charity. But ever since it premiered and viewers experienced the bonkers lyrics (“I could use a prince …

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The Associated Press reports: When Bob Mackie was 11, and his uncle asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he didn’t hesitate: a costume designer on Broadway. The Southern California boy had never been to New York, but he was fixated on the “color, excitement and glamour” of the movies and show business. The famed celebrity …

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Deadline reports: Billionaire Jeff Bezos doesn’t see us lasting much longer on earth. Speaking at the Ignatius Forum in Washington, DC this week, Bezos provided his vision for where humanity is headed. He claimed earth might one day become a vacation destination, just like our national parks. All manufacturing would be in outer space, with workers permitted occasional visits to …

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Billboard Magazine reports: In his 20th-floor office overlooking Houston, veteran personal-injury attorney Jim Adler reflects on why he hasn’t aimed any TV marketing at survivors of last weekend’s Astroworld festival disaster. “It’s just so tragic,” he says. “I don’t think there’s an appropriate type of TV ad.” Adler may not have been marketing on TV, but by Monday morning, the …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Night Court, the follow-up to the classic legal sitcom, will air on NBC in the 2022-23 season. When the series, which stars and is exec produced by The Big Bang Theory’s Melissa Rauch, was first ordered, the broadcast network had yet to decide whether it would air in midseason or in the next season. Night Court centers …

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Variety reports: Musicals are divisive by nature, but they can hit a sweet spot with awards voters with the right cast and crew. Andrew Garfield leads the charge on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, “Tick, Tick … Boom!” With tender vocals and a heartfelt vulnerability, Garfield could emerge as a definitive challenger to the best actor prize that has seemed preordained …

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Variety reports: The gaffer on “Rust” felt a whoosh of air and heard the loudest shot he had ever heard on set, and then watched helplessly as his friend Halyna Hutchins faded away in his arms, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday. Serge Svetnoy provided a detailed, first-hand account of the Oct. 21 shooting in a negligence suit against …

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Variety reports: Unity Software, a 3D game-development platform, is expanding its VFX footprint in a big way with the $1.625 billion acquisition of the technology division of Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based Weta Digital. The deal promises to make the tools used to create Gollum for Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings,” Caesar from “The Planet of the Apes” and characters …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Mighty Ducks franchise star Emilio Estevez is speaking out about the circumstances surrounding his departure from Disney+’s series Mighty Ducks: Game Changers ahead of its second season. In the lengthy response to Deadline’s November 5 story about Estevez not returning to the hockey-themed series, the actor says that the exit was a result of “nothing more than …

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Variety reports: On Monday, the city of Los Angeles will introduce SafePassLA, a vaccine verification program that will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all patrons and employees to enter movie theaters, indoor restaurants and other businesses. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and photo ID became requirements on Thursday for indoor entry to bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, nightclubs and …

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