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Hollywood Battles Site For Listing Ages Of Actors

Courthouse News reports: Signaling an uphill battle in the fight to revive a blocked California law that requires a popular entertainment industry website take down actors’ ages upon request, a Ninth Circuit panel on Monday struggled to understand how the restriction will deter age discrimination in Hollywood. “No one disputes your compelling interest, but how does the statute accomplish this?” …

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Obamas-Produced Netflix Doc Likely Oscar Contender

Quartz reports: Donald Trump loves to brag that his NBC reality TV show, The Apprentice, was twice nominated for an Emmy award. (It never won, a fact the US president blames on politics.) That’s neat, but his predecessor in the White House will probably be nominated for an Oscar next year—and has a good shot to win. American Factory, a …

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Actress Valerie Harper Dead At Age 80 [VIDEO]

E Online reports: Mary was always going to make it after all—but she did usually have Rhoda by her side. Valerie Harper died Friday morning, her family confirmed to ABC 7 Los Angeles. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed. The actress, best known for her iconic role as fierce best friend and neighbor Rhoda Morganstern on The Mary …

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Ewan McGregor To Star In DisneyPlus Obi-Wan Series

The Verge reports: Ewan McGregor’s long-rumored Obi-Wan series is officially coming to Disney+, the company confirmed today. McGregor was onstage at D23, the company’s biennial convention, to make the announcement. “It feels so nice to say,” McGregor said. Disney and Lucasfilm originally planned a feature-length theatrical Star Wars spinoff, according to a Hollywood Reporter story from 2017. But after two …

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Oscar-Nominated Actor Peter Fonda Dead At 79

People Magazine reports: Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and the younger brother of Jane Fonda, has died, PEOPLE confirms. He was 79. Peter’s family confirmed the sad news in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE on Friday and said that the actor died after suffering respiratory failure due to lung cancer. “It is with deep sorrow that we share …

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Universal Scraps The Hunt After Trump Condemns Film

Variety reports: Universal Pictures has canceled the release of its upcoming thriller “The Hunt.” The film was previously set to hit theaters Sept. 27. “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film, ” a spokesperson for Universal said. “We stand by …

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TRAILER: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

CBS News reports: It’s a beautiful day for a new movie trailer and Sony Pictures just dropped one for its forthcoming film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” about Fred Rogers. Just as “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” always started with Mr. Rogers singing the classic theme song, so does the trailer. This time, it’s Tom Hanks singing the delightful tune, asking …

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Avengers Topples Avatar As All-Time Box Office Champ

Deadline Hollywood reports: Marvel boss Kevin Feige made it official Saturday at the studio’s Comic-Con panel, announcing Avengers: Endgame is clicking past Avatar‘s $2.7897 billion global box office this weekend to become the biggest film of all time. It took nine years for the record to fall, but it finally happened. As fate would have it, Avatar is now part …

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Internet Horrified By New Cats Trailer [VIDEO]

AdWeek reports: We live in a time when it’s hard to find anything that can truly bring people together. There were those first, glorious few weeks of Pokémon Go, and of course the universal joy of mocking that coffee cup sitting on the table in Game of Thrones. But now something entirely different has united the internet. Something so unnerving …

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2019 Kennedy Center Honorees: Sally Field, Sesame Street, Linda Ronstadt, And Michael Tilson Thomas

Variety reports: Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, “Sesame Street,” conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and R&B veterans Earth, Wind and Fire have been selected as the 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees. The kudos will be handed out Dec. 8 at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. The award to “Sesame Street” marks the first time the prestigious laurel has been bestowed …

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Ben Shapiro: If A Woman Plays James Bond Then Male Viewers Can’t Fantasize They’re Him While Watching

“Bond is about the guns and the girls. When it comes to the seduction of women, there is a very very large difference between a woman and a man. I’m not even going to get into the lesbian aspect of this because I don’t know if this character is going to be a lesbian — let’s assume she’s not, for …

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NYC’s Famed Katz’s Deli Launches Fake Orgasm Contest

Reuters reports: It was the orgasm heard around the world. In the 1989 movie “When Harry Met Sally,” actor Meg Ryan’s loud rendition of a woman faking a climax while seated at a New York deli stands as one of the most memorable moments in film history. Katz’s, the deli where the scene took place, is running a contest on …

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Willy Wonka Star Denise Nickerson Dies At Age 62

Variety reports: Denise Nickerson, best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 version of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” died Wednesday night after being taken off life support. She was 62. Her family made the announcement on Facebook. “She’s gone,” the message read. Nickerson suffered a severe stroke in June 2018 after which she entered the …

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Accuser Drops Assault Suit Against Kevin Spacey

The Associated Press reports: A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor, his lawyer said Friday. Spacey still faces a criminal charge. He pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January. His accuser’s lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, announced in an email that the suit …

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Rotten Tomatoes Ranks 200 All Time Best LGBT Movies

Just in from Rotten Tomatoes: Our list of the 200 Best LGBT Movies of All Time – expanded from our original list of 150 movies, released last year – stretches back almost 90 years to the pioneering German film, Mädchen in Uniform, which was subsequently banned by the Nazis, and crosses multiple continents, cultures, and genres. There are broad American …

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Disney Threatens Georgia Boycott Over Abortion Ban

The New York Times reports: Disney’s chief executive, Bob Iger, said on Wednesday it would be “very difficult” for the company to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s highly restrictive abortion law is carried out. Iger’s comments were the strongest sign yet that Hollywood could pull back from Georgia, which has lured television and film producers with generous tax …

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Report: Harvey Weinstein To Settle Sex Suits For $44M

USA Today reports: A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. The amount of the deal wasn’t revealed in court, but a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press it was worth $44 million. The person …

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First Full Trailer For Downton Abbey Movie Arrives

Entertainment Weekly reports: The first full trailer for the Downton Abbey movie has arrived, and it confirms some royally big news: The film will center around the king and queen’s visit to Downton and the Crawley family and staff’s attempts to prepare for this momentous occasion — including Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) calling on Carson (Jim Carter) for assistance. What …

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Hollywood Legend Doris Day Dies At Age 97 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ’60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The …

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Avengers Gross Sinks Titanic, Closes In On Avatar

Variety reports: In less than two weeks, “Avengers: Endgame” has made more money than any other movie in history except one — “Avatar.” “Avengers: Endgame” surpassed $2.188 billion worldwide in just 11 days, making it the fastest film to surpass $2 billion. It took “Avatar,” the previous record-holder, 47 days to reach that benchmark. That was back in 2009, when …

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