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The Mandalorian Star Fired Over Social Media Posts

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Gina Carano will not be returning to The Mandalorian or the Star Wars galaxy after sharing a post on social media implying that being a Republican today is like being Jewish during the Holocaust. “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future,” a Lucasfilm …

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Actors Union SAG-AFTRA Bans Trump Ever Rejoining

Via press release: The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting via Zoom video conference, passed a resolution preemptively denying any potential re-admission applications by former member Donald J. Trump. The resolution cites the same concerns that prompted the initial disciplinary charges — which were resolved by Trump’s resignation on Thursday — notably his antagonism of the union’s journalist members and disregard for …

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Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer Dies At Age 91

Variety reports: Christopher Plummer, the Canadian-born Shakespearean actor who starred in films including “The Sound of Music” and “Beginners,” died on Friday morning at his home in Connecticut. He was 91. Plummer was best known for playing Captain Von Trapp in the Oscar-winning musical “The Sound of Music.” He also won an Oscar in 2012 for his supporting turn in …

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Oscar Winner Cloris Leachman Dies At Age 94

Variety reports: Oscar winner and multiple Emmy winner Cloris Leachman, best remembered as the delightfully neurotic Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and her own subsequent sitcom, died of natural causes on Tuesday in Encinitas, Calif. She was 94. The daffy, self-absorbed Phyllis, a character she claimed was close to her own persona, brought the actress two Emmys …

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Arnold Gets Vax: “Come With Me If You Want To Live”

Politico reports: Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, making him among the first residents 65 and older to get the shot in Los Angeles County. Schwarzenegger, 73, booked an appointment himself at one of the city’s large-scale vaccination sites Tuesday after county health officials announced that …

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TCM To Mark Inauguration With All “Joe” Film Lineup

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump probably won’t be tuning in to Turner Classic Movies on Jan. 20. The network has scheduled an Inauguration Day lineup of films to celebrate incoming President Joe Biden, while not-so-subtly trolling Trump. TCM’s lineup on Jan. 20 is as follows: Ode to Billy Joe (1976), Polo Joe (1936), The Fabulous Joe (1947), The Story of …

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Oscar Nominee Elliot Page Comes Out As Transgender

The New York Daily News reports: The actor formerly known as Ellen Page announced he is transgender and now goes by Elliot Page. “I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot,” the “Juno” star shared in a tweet Tuesday. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. …

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Oscar Winner Sean Connery Dies At Age 90 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Sean Connery, the Scottish-born actor who rocketed to fame as James Bond and became one of the movies’ most popular and enduring international stars, has died. He was 90. Connery, long regarded as one of the best actors to have portrayed the iconic spy, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 and marked his 90th birthday only …

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Kazakh Tourism Board Adopts Borat’s Catchphrase

The New York Daily News reports: If you can’t beat Borat, join him. After condemning Sacha Baron Cohen’s first “Borat” movie for portraying the former Soviet republic as backward and bigoted in 2006, Kazakhstan has now embraced the character’s famous catchphrase as a tourism slogan. The Kazakh Tourism board released a series of promotional spots Sunday showing travelers exploring the …

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AMC Offers Theater Rentals: $99 For Up 20 People

ABC News reports: As indoor entertainment venues continue to struggle against the coronavirus pandemic, AMC Theaters announced this weekend it’s got a special offer for moviegoers looking to see some of their favorite flicks on the big screen. And they won’t have to worry about getting the worst seat in the house. The theater chain is offering rentals for an …

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Regal To Temporarily Close All Theaters In US And UK

Reuters reports: Cineworld, the world’s second-biggest cinema chain, will close its UK and U.S. movie theatres this week, leaving as many as 45,000 workers unemployed, as it fights a coronavirus-related collapse in film releases and cinema-going. The company said the reluctance of studios to go ahead with major releases such as the new James Bond film had left it no …

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Tony And Emmy Winner Diana Rigg Dies At Age 82

Variety reports: Diana Rigg, the Tony and Emmy winner who splashed into the world of television with her commanding turn as intelligence agent Emma Peel on “The Avengers” in the 1960s and played Lady Olenna Tyrell on “Game of Thrones” decades later, died Thursday at her home in England. She was 82. Rigg was a venerable figure in Britain’s entertainment …

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The Batman Star Tests COVID+, Filming Suspended

Variety reports: Robert Pattinson has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting “The Batman” to suspend filming in the United Kingdom days after it went back into production, according to a source familiar with the situation. Warner Bros. confirmed earlier on Thursday that production was being halted after a crew member tested positive but did not confirm the person’s identity. Vanity Fair …

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Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dies At Age 43

Variety reports: Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” died on Friday after a four year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 43. Before he was cast as the Marvel Studios superhero, Boseman’s career first exploded with his portrayals of Black American icons Jackie Robinson (in 2013’s “42”) and James Brown (in 2014’s “Get on Up”). …

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AMC Theaters To Begin Staggered Opening Next Week

The Verge reports: AMC Theaters has detailed its plans to reopen movie theaters throughout the US, in addition to a new deadline for its MoviePass-style A-List subscription, in an email sent to customers on Wednesday. Starting August 20th, AMC plans to have more than 100 theaters open, and it says it will continue opening locations “such that about two-thirds of …

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Actor And Pitchman Wilford Brimley Dies At Age 85

Variety reports: Wilford Brimley, best known for his roles in “The Natural,” the 1982 remake of “The Thing,” “The Firm” and “Cocoon,” died on Saturday. He was 85. His agent, Lynda Bensky, told The New York Times that he had been sick with a kidney problem for two months. Brimley was also famous for the series of commercials for Quaker …

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Oscar Winner Olivia De Havilland Dies At Age 104

People Magazine reports: Olivia de Havilland, a top box-office name of the 1930s and 40s and the sole surviving principal cast member of the most popular movie of all time, Gone With the Wind, has died. She was 104. The veteran actress died in her sleep at home in Paris on Saturday. Off-screen, de Havilland was anything but sweetness and …

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Famed Film Composer Ennio Morricone Dies At 91

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Ennio Morricone, the Oscar winner whose haunting, inventive scores expertly accentuated the simmering, dialogue-free tension of the spaghetti Westerns directed by Sergio Leone, has died. He was 91. The Italian composer, who scored more than 500 films — seven for his countryman Leone after they had met as kids in elementary school — died in Rome …

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Walmart To Turn Parking Lots Into Drive-In Theaters

USA Today reports: Movie-goers who miss the experience of heading to theaters have a new option for the summer. Walmart will turn 160 of its parking lots into drive-in movie theaters to offer contactless film premieres, the company announced Wednesday. The Tribeca Drive-in team will program the movies, which will run starting in August until October. “Walmart will roll out …

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Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Dies At Age 98 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Carl Reiner, the writer, producer, director and actor who was part of Sid Caesar’s legendary team and went on to create “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and direct several hit films, has died. He was 98. He died of natural causes on Monday night at his home in Beverly Hills, his assistant Judy Nagy confirmed to Variety. Reiner, …

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