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Beanie Feldstein Is the Broadway Star-Turned-Movie Star Next Door (Exclusive)

Beanie Feldstein Is the Broadway Star-Turned-Movie Star Next Door (Exclusive)
Eight shows a week, Beanie Feldstein takes the stage at the Shubert Theatre in New York City to perform in the revival of Hello, Dolly! Wearing a pastel pink bodice adorned with frilly violet lace, a bustling striped skirt and a mop of curls atop her head, the 24-year-old belts out a rousing rendition of “Motherhood” as shop girl Minnie Fay. "I stand for motherhood, America and a hot lunch for orphans / Take off your hat, sir, while your country's flag is passing," she sings alongside her co-star, Bette Midler.

It's quite a Broadway debut, one that Feldstein, who spent her formative summers at the prestigious acting camp Stagedoor Manor and her high school years obsessing over musical theater with best friend (and Dear Evan Hansen star) Ben Platt, could only have dreamed of. Being cast in the company of a legend of screen and stage in an award-winning production -- Midler won a Tony for Hello, Dolly
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Awards Spotlight: IndieWire Celebrates the Year’s Best Films With the Women of ‘Lady Bird,’ James Franco, and More

Awards Spotlight: IndieWire Celebrates the Year’s Best Films With the Women of ‘Lady Bird,’ James Franco, and More
Today, we launch Indiewire’s annual IndieWire Awards Season Spotlight series, presented by Xfinity. We’ve recognized many of the great films produced in 2017 across two dozen candid video interviews. The IndieWire team talked to a fantastic range of talent, including Golden Globes and SAG nominees Gary Oldman and Saorise Ronan, Gotham Awards winners James Franco and Timothee Chalamet, and Globes-nominated filmmakers Angelina Jolie and Guillermo Del Toro. Over the next month, we’ll unveil them all.

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In addition to our sponsors at Xfinity, major thanks to our production team who include Adrien Fulle and Holly Dillon from the Variety Content Studio, IndieWire Awards editor Anne Thompson, and Nikki Ganz and Jackson Stahl from Nik & Jax Productions.

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The full
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SAG Awards Nominations 2018: Full List of Nominees

SAG Awards Nominations 2018: Full List of Nominees
The 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are in, and a slew of beloved TV and movie actors are celebrating!

On Wednesday morning, Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash announced the nominees from the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, and were full of witty banter. Those nominated for Outstanding Action Performances by Stunt Ensembles in both television and film were also announced by SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and SAG Awards Committee Member Elizabeth McLaughlin prior to Munn and Nash taking the stage.

The 2018 SAG Awards airs Jan. 21 on both TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Est, with Kristen Bell as the show's first-ever host.

Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn announce the 24th Annual SAG Awards nominees at SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center on Dec. 13, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

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Here's a look at the list of nominees:

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

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Scene Stealer: Beanie Feldstein Is the Best Friend We All Want In ‘Lady Bird’

Scene Stealer: Beanie Feldstein Is the Best Friend We All Want In ‘Lady Bird’
While Saoirse Ronan soars as the title character in “Lady Bird,” she would be nowhere without her best friend Julie, played by Beanie Feldstein. The 24-year-old actress is also currently enjoying her Broadway debut in “Hello, Dolly!” opposite Tony-winner Bette Midler. Those musical skills came in particularly handy, as Lady Bird and Julie both end up participating in their high school musical “Merrily We Roll Along.” Her comedy chops run in the family — older brother is Jonah Hill — but it’s the sweet bond that the two high schoolers share that offers some of the film’s most touching moments.

Feldstein: “My agents emailed me and said, ‘We read this script, we think it’s brilliant and the second we read Julie, we thought of you.’ Just the description of the character made my heart race, it said: ‘Sweet, chubby, gets the lead in her high school musical.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ Ten minutes
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James Franco Hosts 'SNL': See Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Steve Martin's Hilarious Cameos!

James Franco Hosts 'SNL': See Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Steve Martin's Hilarious Cameos!
James Franco can always count on a little help from his friends.

The 39-year-old actor hosted Saturday Night Live for the fourth time, and his close friends, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, made an appearance during his opening monologue. Franco took questions from the audience, which is when Rogen joked from his seat that he came to see SNL, but didn't know Franco was hosting it. 

"Luckily, I'm a huge Sza fan, so it worked out," he joked, referring to the night's musical guest.

Hill later appeared, and also poked fun at Franco.

"Sorry I'm late, did I miss Sza?" he cracked. 

But the most surprising cameo came when Steve Martin also appeared in the audience, complaining that he wasn't "hot" anymore.

Franco showed off his comedy chops during the episode, including in a sketch called "Spelling Bee," in which he played a moderator with some serious issues.

Another memorable sketch was "Gift Wrap," a gross-out sketch
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Sza Performs "The Weekend" and "Love Galore" on 'SNL'

Capping off the year in which she released her acclaimed debut album, Ctrl, and scored five Grammy nominations, Sza made her first Saturday Night Live appearance over the weekend.

Backed by a choir, she first the third Ctrl single "The Weekend." For Sza's second performance, she chose "Love Galore."

The episode was hosted by James Franco and featured appearances from Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Steve Martin and Dave Franco.

Watch the performances below.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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‘SNL’: James Franco Gets Some Help With His Monologue From Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Steve Martin — Watch

‘SNL’: James Franco Gets Some Help With His Monologue From Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Steve Martin — Watch
Oh hai, “Saturday Night Live.” James Franco hosted the show for the fourth time last night, an occasion that, according to the director and star of “The Disaster Artist,” isn’t treated as a big deal. Lorne Michaels and the other higher-ups didn’t even write him a monologue, Franco said, and so he was simply there to take questions from the audience — which included Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and even Steve Martin.

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: James Franco Plays Himself, and Plays It Safe, in 4th Hosting Appearance

The bit included much ribbing between the old friends, as Rogen and Hill claimed to not even know (or care) that Franco was on hosting duty — they were mostly just there to see Sza, the evening’s musical guest. “I’m just here to see the show in general,” Rogen said. “I didn’t realize you were hosting it.
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‘SNL’: James Franco Gets Some Help With His Monologue From Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Steve Martin — Watch

‘SNL’: James Franco Gets Some Help With His Monologue From Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Steve Martin — Watch
Oh hai, “Saturday Night Live.” James Franco hosted the show for the fourth time last night, an occasion that, according to the director and star of “The Disaster Artist,” isn’t treated as a big deal. Lorne Michaels and the other higher-ups didn’t even write him a monologue, Franco said, and so he was simply there to take questions from the audience — which included Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and even Steve Martin.

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: James Franco Plays Himself, and Plays It Safe, in 4th Hosting Appearance

The bit included much ribbing between the old friends, as Rogen and Hill claimed to not even know (or care) that Franco was on hosting duty — they were mostly just there to see Sza, the evening’s musical guest. “I’m just here to see the show in general,” Rogen said. “I didn’t realize you were hosting it.
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James Franco Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ Does Not Impress Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill or Steve Martin

James Franco Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ Does Not Impress Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill or Steve Martin
James Franco returned to host Saturday Night Live for his fourth time last night, and while the Christmas episode of the season is still a week away, the writers couldn’t help but dig into the holidays a bit for a satisfying episode overall. Perhaps the reason this episode was mostly a success was because they […]

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‘SNL’: James Franco Gets Help From Seth Rogen & Jonah Hill, Bleeds Comedy

James Franco kicked off his fourth turn as host of Saturday Night Live – an unspecial milestone that doesn’t come with a commemorative jacket – with a little help from friends Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and, best of all, an embittered Steve Martin, who whined angrily from his spot in the audience, “I used to be the center of attention.” Aside from the cameos, and as SNL monologues go, Franco’s opener was otherwise unmemorable. His contributions to the show’s later sketches…
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'SNL': Watch Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Crash James Franco's Monologue

'SNL': Watch Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Crash James Franco's Monologue
Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Steve Martin all crashed James Franco's Saturday Night Live opening monologue, where the Disaster Artist actor took questions from the audience.

After fielding a pair of questions, Franco noticed that his Pineapple Express cohort Rogen was randomly sitting in the audience.

"I'm just here to see the show in general, I didn't know you were hosting it. I put my name in the lottery for SNL tickets and this was the week I got it," Rogen said, adding of the musical guest, "Luckily, I'm a huge Sza fan.
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James Franco Hosts SNL: The Least Bad Bits From an Abysmal Night — Watch

James Franco Hosts SNL: The Least Bad Bits From an Abysmal Night — Watch
Despite being overstuffed with Christmas sketches, there were few gifts to be found during this weekend’s Saturday Night Live.

James Franco returned to Studio 8H to promote The Disaster Artist, a movie based on The Room, one of the dumbest films ever made. Ironic, since so much of his latest hosting stint consisted of aggressively dumb material.

The evening got off to a rough start with the cold open, which featured a parade of kids struggling with cue cards and asking Kenan Thompson’s Mall Santa about Sen. Al Franken, Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore and ousted Today show host Matt Lauer.
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'SNL' Takes on Sexual Harassment, "Liberal White Women" on James Franco-Hosted Episode

James Franco took the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend to host for the fourth time, with musical guest Sza, and was quickly joined by friend and frequent collaborator Seth Rogen

The Disaster Artist star was taking audience questions during his monologue when he noticed Rogen, who claimed he had gotten tickets to the show and was unaware his friend was hosting this week.

Rogen then heckled Franco from his seat.

Jonah Hill and Steve Martin also made cameos as audience members.

The show took on the recent accusations of workplace sexual...
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Saoirse Ronan Defends Controversial ‘SNL’ Sketch: ‘The Show Is a Comedy’ — Watch

Saoirse Ronan Defends Controversial ‘SNL’ Sketch: ‘The Show Is a Comedy’ — Watch
Saoirse Ronan’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend was well received, at least on this side of the Atlantic. Some back home were unimpressed with a sketch in which the Irish actress plays an Aer Lingus flight attendant, regarding the bit — which featured heavy accents, several references to potatoes, and lots and lots of dogs — as relying too much on stereotypes. During an appearance on “The Late Late Show,” the “Lady Bird” star responded.

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“It’s fun, and it was — the show is a comedy show,” she said when asked about the minor uproar. “One of the things that was really, really important for me throughout the week and Lorne Michaels, the creator of the show, there’s numerous meetings that you have throughout the week, there
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Saoirse Ronan Defends Controversial ‘SNL’ Sketch: ‘The Show Is a Comedy’ — Watch

Saoirse Ronan Defends Controversial ‘SNL’ Sketch: ‘The Show Is a Comedy’ — Watch
Saoirse Ronan’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend was well received, at least on this side of the Atlantic. Some back home were unimpressed with a sketch in which the Irish actress plays an Aer Lingus flight attendant, regarding the bit — which featured heavy accents, several references to potatoes, and lots and lots of dogs — as relying too much on stereotypes. During an appearance on “The Late Late Show,” the “Lady Bird” star responded.

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Saoirse Ronan Rises to the Challenge While The Show Admits That We’re In Hell

“It’s fun, and it was — the show is a comedy show,” she said when asked about the minor uproar. “One of the things that was really, really important for me throughout the week and Lorne Michaels, the creator of the show, there’s numerous meetings that you have throughout the week, there
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‘Maniac’ Creator Patrick Somerville Inks Overall Deal With Paramount TV, Will Shepherd ‘Made for Love’ TV Adaptation

Paramount Television has signed an overall deal with writer-producer Patrick Somerville, creator of the studio’s high-profile new Netflix dark comedy series Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill and directed by Cary Fukunaga. Under the two-year pact, Somerville will develop new TV and digital projects exclusively for Paramount TV. The company recently acquired Alissa Nutting’s novel Made For Love to develop as a TV series, with Somerville overseeing Nutting and Dean…
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Sally Field Memoir on the Way

Field on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

They like her. They really like her. Grand Central Publishing (Gcp) has snagged the North American rights to Sally Field’s upcoming memoir, Deadline reports. Described as the two-time Oscar winner’s “first extensive discussion of her private life and childhood,” “In Pieces” is scheduled for publication in fall of 2018.

The book is “about the little girl that I was, about the teenager who backed into becoming a celebrity, and about the craft that taught me to stand on my feet, a craft that helped me find my way out of a complicated childhood,” Field said. The “Amazing Spider-Man 2” actress has spent five years writing the memoir.

“I have been a lifelong fan of Sally Field’s work on the stage and screen, and it was a thrill to discover that her talents extend deep into the craft of writing, as well,
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James Franco Reveals ‘Why Him?’ Was Inspired by Jonah Hill Dating Dustin Hoffman’s Daughter

James Franco Reveals ‘Why Him?’ Was Inspired by Jonah Hill Dating Dustin Hoffman’s Daughter
James Franco and Bryan Cranston’s 2016 Christmas comedy “Why Him?” was a small hit for 20th Century Fox, grossing $60 million domestically opposite a $30 million budget, but it might have been an even bigger attraction if audiences knew what exactly inspired the film’s plot. Franco recently appeared on Variety’s Actors on Actors series and revealed “Why Him?” is based on Jonah Hill’s relationship with Dustin Hoffman’s daughter.

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“Jonah was talking to Ben Stiller on the set of [Night at the Museum 2] and he’s like, ‘Oh man, I’m going to go on vacation with Dustin Hoffman. Like, I don’t know him.’ And it was really early in his relationship,” Franco said. “And he was really, like, nervous about it and he’d make a bad impression or something like that. And the producer,
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Saoirse Ronan and Kristen Wiig on the Necessity to Unwind Between Roles

Saoirse Ronan and Kristen Wiig on the Necessity to Unwind Between Roles
Saoirse Ronan and Kristen Wiig discussed the importance of taking personal time amid their busy schedules during a conversation for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

“What it boils down to is my mom is the best,” Ronan said of her own ability to stay grounded.

Though she made her feature film debut in 2007’s “I Could Never Be Your Woman,” Ronan said going to industry parties and events to promote her current project, “Lady Bird,” “feels like it’s happening for the first time,” adding, “I really wasn’t a part of all that when I was a kid.”

Ronan also noted the external stress child actors now face given the growing presence of social media.

“I don’t know if it’s just me, but I do think there’s more pressure put on kids who are actors or in the public eye to be on social media and promote themselves,” Ronan said. “None of that
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Justin Theroux Brings the Penis Puns to ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ as an Astronaut With ‘Bone Density’ Problems — Watch

Justin Theroux Brings the Penis Puns to ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’ as an Astronaut With ‘Bone Density’ Problems — Watch
Justin Theroux is a man of many talents. A writer, director, and star of screens big and small, the man is a chameleon. Sure, you may know him for co-writing “Tropic Thunder” or starring in “The Leftovers,” but he really can do it all: comedy, drama, it doesn’t matter. Theroux makes it fly, even when he’s playing someone who “can’t get his rocket to blast off.”

In a new clip from “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” Theroux joins the best man at his wedding as an astronaut who just doesn’t “find astronaut relationship jokes that amusing… after what I’ve been going through.”

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We’ll leave it to Theroux to tell you more about Commander Colonel Gary Commander’s unique problem, but be warned, for your own safety: There are puns.
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