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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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TRAILER: Renee Zellweger As Judy Garland In Judy

Entertainment Weekly reports: A star is reborn in the first trailer for Renée Zellweger’s Judy Garland biopic. The Oscar-winning actress brings the late Hollywood icon to life in the first official preview of theater director Rupert Goold’s upcoming chronicle adapted from Peter Quilter’s musical End of the Rainbow. In her first leading role in a movie since 2016’s Bridget Jones’s …

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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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Oscar-Nominated Director John Singleton Dies At 51

NBC News reports: “Boyz n the Hood” director John Singleton died Monday due to complications from a stroke he suffered nearly two weeks ago. He was 51. His family announced his death shortly after they confirmed that he had been taken off life support. “John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends,” his family said in a statement. …

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Avengers Shatters Global Box Office With $1.2B Debut

Variety reports: It’s truly the Avengers’ world. The opening weekend of “Avengers: Endgame” demolished box office records with a stunning $350 million in North America and $1.2 billion worldwide. Disney-Marvel’s fourth and final Avengers superhero movie has captivated moviegoers, accounting for more than four of every five tickets sold domestically. “Avengers: Endgame” topped the year-old “Avengers: Infinity War” records by …

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Streaming Services Win Battle For Oscars Eligibility

CNBC reports: In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood’s top prize. The decision follows a battle over how long a movie must play on the big screens in theaters before being launched on the internet, DVD, …

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TRAILER: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

The Verge reports: The final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy finally has a name. During a panel at Star Wars Celebration today, Lucasfilm debuted the first trailer for Episode IX, which will officially be called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The film will be directed by J.J. Abrams, who kicked off Disney’s Star Wars efforts with The …

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Lawsuits From Seven Accusers Settled In Cosby Case

The Associated Press reports: Bill Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by seven women who say he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations. Court documents filed Friday in Springfield, Massachusetts, show the two sides have negotiated a settlement since Cosby went to prison last fall in a separate Pennsylvania sex assault case. The …

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Disney Finalizes $71B Acquisition Of 21st Century Fox

Variety reports: Disney has set March 20 as the closing date for its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Disney announced the formal closing process Tuesday morning, indicating that the company has received the last major approval for the deal from regulators in Mexico. Disney said current 21st Century Fox shareholders will have until 5 p.m. ET Thursday to choose the …

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Spielberg Pushes To Block Netflix From Future Oscars

Indie Wire reports: Steven Spielberg isn’t basking in the glow of Best Picture Oscar-winner “Green Book,” which he supported in this year’s contentious Oscar race. His Academy Award attention is now devoted to ensuring that the race never sees another “Roma” — a Netflix film backed by massive sums, that didn’t play by the same rules as its analog-studio competitors. …

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Actress Katherine Helmond Dies At Age 89 [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Katherine Helmond, the seven-time Emmy-nominated Texas actress who played the feisty, man-crazy mother Mona Robinson on the long-running ABC sitcom Who’s the Boss?, has died. She was 89. Helmond, who earlier starred as the wide-eyed socialite sister Jessica Tate on another popular ABC comedy, Susan Harris’ daytime-serial spoof Soap, died Saturday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease …

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CHINA: Bohemian Rhapsody Gets Surprise Release Approval But Censors Will Still Cut Gay Kissing Scenes

From the Hollywood Reporter: 20th Century Fox’s smash hit Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody received permission Wednesday to open theatrically in China. The decision came as something of a surprise to the country’s local film industry given Beijing’s past repressive stance on content featuring gay characters. At the same time that news of Bohemian Rhapsody’s release clearance was circulating through …

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Hail Satan? The Satanic Temple Documentary [VIDEO]

From the trailer’s description: Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge …

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Hostless Oscars Score Ratings Bounce Over Last Year

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Favourite‘s Olivia Colman shocked and delighted the crowd with her Best Actress win and her wonderful speech, and early numbers indicate viewers at home were taken with the ABC broadcast itself too. Running around 3 hours and 21 minutes and experimenting with no frontman or frontwoman for the first time since 1989, Sunday’s Oscars snared a …

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Green Book Wins Best Picture At 2019 Academy Awards

The Guardian reports: Green Book has won the Oscar for best picture at the 91st Academy Awards. Based on a real-life road trip through the deep south in the early 1960s, Green Book triumphed in a field considered the most wide-open in years, containing the likes of Alfonso Cuarón’s 70-set drama Roma, period black comedy The Favourite, and Marvel superhero …

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MoviePass Parent Company Delisted By Stock Exchange

Deadline Hollywood reports: Shares in MoviePass parent Helios & Matheson began trading over the counter today after the beleaguered company was delisted by the Nasdaq. The ouster from the major stock market comes after several warnings relayed in SEC filings in recent months, given that companies cannot have their shares trade below $1 for extended periods. Helios stock has been …

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Five-Time Oscar Nominee Albert Finney Dies At Age 82

The BBC reports: Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney has died aged 82 after a short illness. He was a five-time Oscar nominee who began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company before making his mark in film. His big film break came as “angry young man” Arthur Seaton in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. He went on to star in …

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Woody Allen Sues Amazon For $68M Over Movie Deal

Variety reports: Woody Allen filed a $68 million suit against Amazon Studios Thursday, alleging that the streamer has backed out of a four-picture deal due to “a 25-year-old, baseless allegation.” Allen alleges that Amazon has refused to release his film “A Rainy Day in New York,” though it has been complete for more than six months. The suit also states …

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Alec Baldwin Pleads Guilty In Parking Space Scuffle

The New York Daily News reports: Alec Baldwin won’t fight his latest legal woe. The perpetually-peeved actor agreed Wednesday to complete a one-day anger management program after copping a plea to charges in a Greenwich Village scuffle over a parking space. Baldwin appeared before Judge Herbert Moses in black thick-rimmed glasses, a dark purple scarf and a black blazer to …

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