Oscar winners Alan Arkin and Kathy Bates, as well as Teyana Taylor have joined Casey Affleck in indie heist thriller The Smack. The trio join a growing cast that already includes Marisa Tomei, Isabel May and Yul Vázquez. David M. Rosenthal, who directed thrillers The Perfect Guy and the remake of Jacob’s Ladder, is helming the feature that starts shooting in L.A. later this fall. […]

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Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner will serve as executive producers of the 95th Oscars, which will take place in March 2023. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Bill Kramer announced the producing duo, both of White Cherry Entertainment, on Saturday morning. Along with producing, Weiss will serve as director for the ceremony for an eighth consecutive year. The 2023 […]

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Did you really think J.Lo and Ben Affleck were going to stop at a low-key wedding? In the month since they married in Vegas, this couple has been very busy; they went to Paris and Dunkin’ Donuts and apparently managed to plan a big wedding party in Georgia. That’s right: It’s finally time for Bennifer’s official wedding party, which is reportedly happening this weekend […]

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During the Television Critics Association press conference on Thursday, Lifetime presented a panel for “Girl in Room 13,” an upcoming movie starring Anne Heche. The actor, who was was originally set to be on the panel, was in a car crash in Los Angeles on Aug. 5 and has been in the hospital since. At the top of […]

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Anne Heche had narcotics in her system during a fiery crash last week in Los Angeles, the resulting fire of which landed her in a coma, police said Thursday. Heche’s bloodwork did not show any alcohol was present in her system but that more analysis of the bloodwork was required, police said. Heche was said […]

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Olivia Newton-John, the angelic Australian singer who forged a hopelessly devoted following with her chart-topping hits “Physical,” “Have You Never Been Mellow” and “You’re the One That I Want,” her Grease duet with John Travolta, has died. She was 73. Newton-John died Monday morning at her ranch in Southern California, her husband, John Easterling, announced on Facebook. “Olivia has been […]

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Hollywood producer Janet Yang has been named the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors. Yang, who is of Chinese descent, is the first Asian person ever to hold the position and the fourth woman behind Fay Kanin (1979-1983), Cheryl Boone Isaacs (2013-2017) and Bette Davis (Davis […]

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Eldridge Industries is taking over the Golden Globe Awards, which will be turned into a private entity separate from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s charitable and philanthropic programs, which will be managed as a non-profit entity. The HFPA membership voted to approve the transfer of ownership to Eldridge, which is run by Todd Boehly, who has served as […]

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Christina Ricci is heading to Gotham City. The Yellowjackets star has been tapped to lead the voice cast for Spotify and Warner Bros.’ next audio series, Harley Quinn & The Joker: Sound Mind, as Harley Quinn herself. Ricci will be joined by Billy Magnussen as the Joker and Justin Hartley as Batman. The series, which has begun production, was developed by Homecoming writer and executive producer Eli Horowitz and […]

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James Caan, who scored an Oscar nom as mafioso Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and an Emmy nom for playing NFL running back Brian Piccolo in Brian’s Song among a host of big film and TV roles including Elf and Las Vegas, died Wednesday night. He was 82. His family confirmed the news on Caan’s Twitter page. “It is with great sadness […]

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Clint Eastwood was awarded $2 million in a lawsuit accusing a CBD retailer of stealing his name and likeness to promote its products. The verdict is the second in favor of the actor in a pair of suits against CBD manufacturers and marketers that fabricated news articles and manipulated search results to make it appear that […]

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Uma Thurman, Lenny Kravitz, Mindy Kaling and the Jonas Brothers are among those receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2023. Ludacris, Bill Pullman, Thurman, Vince Vaughn and John Waters will receive stars in the motion pictures category, along with posthumous stars for Juanita Moore and Walker. In the television category, stars will be given to Jon Favreau, […]

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The MTV Movie & TV Awards are back, with Vanessa Hudgens hosting the ceremony live on MTV. Tayshia Adams took over hosting duties for the second part of the show, honoring the best in unscripted television. Zendaya and Tom Holland won big, with each scoring a performance nod for their respective roles in “Euphoria” and “Spider-Man: No […]

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The jury has reached a verdict in the blockbuster defamation trial between actors and ex-spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. After spending roughly six weeks in the Fairfax, Virginia courtroom, the jury determined that Heard is guilty of defaming her former spouse in a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post. Heard was found guilty on all counts, as the jury […]

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Actor Jon Voight, a vocal supporter of former president Donald J. Trump and the Republican party, has released a statement calling for stricter gun control laws in the United States. “There should be proper qualifications for gun ownership,” Voight said in a video released through his official Facebook page. “Proper testing. One should only own a […]

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“The Batman” is getting a sequel, with Robert Pattinson set to return as Gotham’s fiercest defender. Warner Bros. revealed its plans for another Caped Crusader story during its Tuesday evening presentation at CinemaCon, the annual trade show for theater owners. “The Batman” director Matt Reeves was on hand to announce the news that he will write and direct […]

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 “I tend to be quite expressive in my writing,” a halting Johnny Depp said Tuesday on the stand of his $50 million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. After previous testimony during the day detailing his dysfunctional childhood and rise to international stardom, Depp shifted focus in the Virginia courtroom to the vile texts and other communications that […]

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Aquaman and Dune star Jason Momoa is lining up another tentpole with Warner Bros. The actor is in final negotiations to star in the studio’s live-action Minecraft movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Napoleon Dynamite filmmaker Jared Hess will direct the project, based on the popular video game. Dune producer Mary Parent and Roy Lee will produce, with Jill Messick receiving a posthumous producing credit for developing the film […]

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After dominating the Grammy Awards with five wins, including album of the year, Jon Batiste is set to conquer a new medium — acting. The musician has joined the cast of “The Color Purple,” directed by Blitz Bazawule, for his feature acting debut. Batiste is set to portray Grady, husband to Shug Avery (played by Taraji P. Henson). The debonair, […]

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Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav brought out the big guns during his address to the new company at its first global town hall for employees Thursday. The newly merged company tapped its most famous employee, Oprah Winfrey, to moderate the event and to help introduce Zaslav to Hollywood. But the get-to-know-you didn’t exactly assuage fears that layoffs […]

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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of forcible touching in a protracted criminal case accusing the Oscar-winning Jerry Maguire star of violating three different women at various Manhattan night spots in 2018 and 2019. The single guilty plea came nearly three years after Gooding’s arrest in the case that saw several delays as […]

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Discovery completed its acquisition of WarnerMedia from AT&T on Friday. The close of the transaction births new company Warner Bros. Discovery, which will begin trading on the Nasdaq Monday under the new ticker symbol “WBD.” WarnerMedia owns HBO, HBO Max, CNN, Warner Bros., DC Films, New Line Cinema, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Turner Sports and Rooster Teeth, among other […]

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The Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences met Friday morning to discuss the consequences for actor Will Smith following his slap of presenter Chris Rock during the 94th Oscars telecast, and voted to ban Smith from all Academy events including the Oscars for 10 years. Here is the Academy’s statement: “The 94th Oscars […]

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Ann Sarnoff, who has held a top film and TV studio role at WarnerMedia for nearly three years, is departing the company as it gets set to merge with Discovery. News of her exit spread quickly and then was confirmed in a press release. It will take effect upon the close of the $43 billion merger, which is […]

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Will Smith, facing possible expulsion or suspension after he assaulted Chris Rock during last Sunday’s Oscars telecast, has instead resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The move comes as the actor is embroiled in the gravest crisis of his career and as the organization behind the Academy Awards has struggled in its attempts to deal with the […]

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