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Bohemian Rhapsody Scores Big At 2019 Golden Globes

NBC News reports: An awards show long known for its iconoclastic choices didn’t disappoint, not only choosing “Bohemian Rhaposody” over “A Star is Born” for best dramatic film, but picking several lower profile performances — like British actress Olivia Colman as best actress in a comedy/musical for her role as Queen Anne in “The Favourite,” over Emily Blunt in “Mary …

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Barack Obama Posts Best Of 2018 List: Cardi B, Janelle Monae, BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, & Much More

Just posted to Barack Obama’s Facebook page: As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to …

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Spacey’s Lawyers: Groping Incident Was Consensual

Lawyers for actor Kevin Spacey say the groping incident that has resulted in a felony sexual assault charge was actually a consensual encounter initiated by the young man. Law & Crime reports: They pointed to an investigators’ report where the alleged victim said the groping went on for approximately three minutes without the him moving away or telling Spacey to …

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REPORT: Spacey Groping Case Includes Video Evidence

Massachusetts Live reports: The sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey reportedly includes a Snapchat video of him touching the front of the alleged victim’s pants, according to a Massachusetts State Police investigative report. Spacey is facing a count of indecent assault on a person over the age of 14 for allegedly groping the teenage son of former WCVB news …

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Kevin Spacey Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

The New York Times reports: Kevin Spacey will be charged with a felony following an accusation of sexual assault made public last year, the authorities in Nantucket said on Monday. The charge, first reported by The Boston Globe, is in connection with an accusation of misconduct that was made by a former television anchor, Heather Unruh, who said that Mr. …

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The Tired Old Queen Reviews White Christmas [VIDEO]

From movie reviewer Steve Hayes: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen have a musical filled day singing and dancing to the tunes of the legendary Irving Berlin in Michael Curtiz’s WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954). Along for the festivities are Oscar winner Dean Jagger and the irascible and hysterical Mary Wickes. It’s a Technicolor, musical extravaganza that will have …

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Hair Composer Galt MacDermot Dies At Age 89

Rolling Stone reports: Galt MacDermot, who composed the hit Broadway musicals Hair and Two Gentlemen of Verona, died Monday, a day before his 90th birthday. His death was confirmed to Playbill by his granddaughter, though a cause of death was not revealed. With a plot that questioned the Vietnam War, the production of Hair was a timely smash and earned …

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Netflix Reveals Its Most-Binged Shows Of 2018

The New York Post reports: The streaming giant Netflix is notoriously tight-lipped about its audience numbers, but today it disclosed its top 10 most binged original shows of 2018. Among the leaders, which were presented in no particular order, is “Bodyguard,” the Golden Globe-nominated BBC co-production starring “Game of Thrones” breakout Richard Madden; and the Halloween spooktacular, “The Haunting of …

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Famed Director Bernardo Bertolucci Dies At Age 77

Variety reports: Bernardo Bertolucci, whose epic “The Last Emperor” won nine Oscars and who influenced generations of filmmakers with other groundbreaking works such as “The Conformist” and “Last Tango in Paris,” in which he explored politics and sexuality through personal storytelling and audacious camera work, has died. He was 77. His publicist, Flavia Schiavi, said Bertolucci died at his home …

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Marvel Comics Founder Stan Lee Dies At Age 95

TMZ reports: Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died … TMZ has learned. We’re told an ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We’re told that’s where he died. Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so — he had a bout of …

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Bohemian Rhapsody Stuns With $141M Global Take

CNN reports: “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the champion of the box office this weekend. The Queen biopic took the No. 1 spot with an estimated $50 million haul in North America and $141.7 million globally. That’s a great opening for the music biopic genre, and great news for 20th Century Fox, which spent $52 million to make it. The story about …

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TRAILER: Christian Bale As Dick Cheney In Vice

Slate reports: Christian Bale has a reputation for undergoing extreme body transformations for movie roles, from shrinking down for The Machinist to beefing up for the Dark Knight trilogy. For his new project, Bale used the time-honored acting technique of “eating a lot of pies” to morph into former Vice President Dick Cheney, and the result speaks for itself. Between …

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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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Cash-Strapped MoviePass May Be On Its Last Legs

Bay Area News Group reports: Is the end near for MoviePass, the popular subscription movie-going service with more than 3 million subscribers? MoviePass experienced “technical difficulties” that prevented many subscribers from using the service Thursday, with its Twitter account saying it was related to its “card-based check-in process.” But the real reason for the technical difficulties? MoviePass ran out 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: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, And Russell Crowe Star In Conversion Therapy Drama Boy Erased

Rolling Stone reports: Rising pop star Troye Sivan and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea join Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe in the emotional new trailer for Boy Erased. The film is based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir of the same name about his experience at a gay conversion therapy program, which he attended at 19 at the …

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BRITAIN: Big Screen Downton Abbey Movie Confirmed

The BBC reports: Fans of Downton Abbey can breathe a sign of relief – a film of the hugely successful TV series has finally been confirmed after much speculation. The “original principal cast” will begin production later this summer, the film’s producers said. The show’s creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay, and he is also going to co-produce …

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Dwayne Johnson: I Won’t Run For President In 2020

Vanity Fair reports: Despite enormous public support, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will not run for president of the United States in two years. “Unfortunately I don’t see it happening in 2020. It’s a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and due to my schedule, it’s not …

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