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David Beckham Debuts Facial Scar for 'King Arthur' Role, Creates Stir on Social Media

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On Tuesday, David Beckham debuted a new look on his Instagram, leaving his followers shocked and confused. 

With a visible graphic scar covering the left side of his face and a mouthful of yellow teeth, the soccer star looked drastically different from his usual physical appearance. Fans were quick to respond to the image, expressing concern over Beckham’s unrecognizable new look. 

On his Instagram, fans left numerous comments pleading for the new look to be a fake. 

One fan writes, “Please...no,” with other fans chiming in saying, “He's aging horribly,” “Is it fake ???” and “Omg What happened?” 

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- Lexy Perez

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'Atomic Blonde': Charlize Theron Having "Fourth Root Canal" After Cracking Teeth On Set

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Charlize Theron brought Atomic Blonde to CinemaCon — even as she's still getting over the damage from the film's stunts. 

Theron stars as an undercover MI6 agent, who's operating during the Cold War. The film is from John Wick filmmaker David Leitch, who is set to helm the upcoming Deadpool 2. It also stars The Mummy's Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy, John Goodman and Toby Jones.

Theron's journey started when her production company was sent an unpublished graphic novel five years ago and it grabbed her attention.

"She's a bitch," Theron deadpanned when asked to describe her character.

Leitch spoke about the fight-fest that includes long uncut scenes, saying it's not »

- Aaron Couch

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What Could Virtual Reality Bring to the Cinema? Stakeholders Converge on CinemaCon

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Virtual reality headsets, tailored to the individual, and movie­going, a group activity, might seem poles apart, but various Vr business models will be rolled out at CinemaCon, where it is expected to be trumpeted as the newest addition to the multiplex. A bullish Imax is already developing its plan to install Vr pods in theaters and other public spaces with a test site, the Vr Experience Centre near The Grove in L.A., supported by content deals from the likes of David Ellison's Skydance and game developer Ubisoft. (Regal is developing two pilot centers in L.A. and New York, and AMC »

- Carolyn Giardina

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Fake Seth Rogen Script 'The Kosher Nostra' Fools Hollywood Gatekeepers

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It’s a story screaming for its own screenplay: Two struggling screenwriters in Los Angeles dupe Hollywood into thinking their script was written by a pair of celebrity comedy writers, thereby getting it into the hands of some of the town’s top producers and agents.

That’s exactly what happened last week when a script called The Kosher Nostra, supposedly written by Superbad and The Interview writing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, began circulating around town. Creative executives and agents rushed to read the crass comedy about a struggling screenwriter who drives for Uber to pay the bills and ends up working »

- Rebecca Ford

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Golden Globes 2018 Timetable Revealed

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Wednesday revealed the timetable for the 2018 Golden Globes.

Nominations will be announced at 5 a.m. Pt/8 a.m. Et on Monday, Dec. 11, with the deadline for submissions set for Tuesday, Oct. 31.

As previously announced, the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards are set for Jan. 7, 2018. The ceremony, produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the HFPA, will air live coast-to-coast on NBC from 5-8 p.m. Pt/8-11 p.m. Et from the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton.

A complete timetable follows.

Monday, July 10, 2017: Submission website for 2018 Golden Globe »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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'Incident Light' Tops Argentina's Academy Awards

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Ariel Rotter's Incident Light was the big winner at the Sur Awards, the Argentine equivalent of the Oscars, which were announced Tuesday night at a ceremony in Buenos Aires.

Set in 1960s Argentina and starring Erica Rivas (Wild Tales), the film depicts a young widow, struggling to raise her twin daughters, who accepts the courtship of a charming but mysterious older suitor.

Incident Light, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, picked up six trophies, including for best film and director (Ariel Rotter), as well as best cinematography, editing, breakthrough performance by an actor (Marcelo Subiotto) and art direction.

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- Agustin Mango

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'Birdman' Exec Producer's $70 Million Lawsuit Gutted by Judge

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Sarah Johnson, an executive producer on the Oscar-winner Birdman and heiress to the multibillion-dollar Franklin Templeton fortune, has lost most of her legal claims tied to the blow-up of Worldview Entertainment.

In March 2015, she filed a $70 million lawsuit claiming that Worldview had misused her investments and lied to her about its financial state over several years. She also targeted former CEO Christopher Woodrow and the company's co-founder Maria Cestone, who continue to fight with each other over the film financing company that made a splash on the entertainment scene before imploding in spectacular fashion.

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- Eriq Gardner

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New 'Despicable Me 3' Footage Shows Minions in Prison, Action on Hollywood Blvd.

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Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Melandandri and Steve Carell, the voice of Despicable Me's Gru, on Wednesday got the Universal slate presentation at CinemaCon underway with new footage from Despicable Me 3.

The offering included clips during which Gru meets his brother, Dru (also voiced by Carell); Gru and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) are fired from their jobs; the Minions land in prison; Agnes ("Fluffy!") brings the cute; '80s-inspired villain Balthazar Bratt (South Park-co-creator Trey Parker) steals a gem; and an action sequence takes place on Hollywood Blvd.

"I think Gru is the best character ever in the history of cinema," enthused Carell. "There »

- Carolyn Giardina

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Kristen Bell and James Corden Struggle to Perform an Aerial Duet

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James Corden and Kristen Bell got glammed up to perform an aerial duet of Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes' "Up Where We Belong" On Tuesday's Late Late Show With James Corden.

The singers started out beautifully, but when it came time for them to be lifted in the air, the challenges began. Bell was effortlessly lifted to the ceiling as she sang, while Corden flailed inches above the ground. After a few verses, Corden was brought up while Bell was lowered close to the floor.

"We're supposed to be even," the actress exclaimed. "Can you make us equal?"

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- THR Staff

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Lee Daniels Reveals Plans for Oprah's 'Terms of Endearment' Remake and 'Empire' Spinoff

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That Terms of Endearment remake that Lee Daniels is going to do with Oprah Winfrey? Turns out it'll be a complete makeover.

The Empire co-creator offered plot details at Loyola Marymount's Hollywood Masters series with THR's Stephen Galloway on March 22, revealing that the film — still uncast, except for Winfrey in the Shirley MacLaine role — will be set in the '80s and include a storyline about black men who brought HIV/AIDS to their female partners.

"I've got to tell stories that are important to me, and so many African-American women died," said Daniels. "I want to »

- Stephen Galloway

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'Not on My Watch' ('Pris de court'): Film Review

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Ever since Taken rocked the box office back in 2008, there have been plenty of high-octane thrillers about fathers saving their children from peril in a subgenre that’s been pejoratively dubbed “daddy porn” by some critics. But what about the mommies?

In the low-key French noir Not on My Watch (Pris de court), Virginie Efira plays one such death-defying mother, stepping in to help her teenage son after he gets ensnared by a malicious Parisian gangster. It’s potentially potent stuff that never quite delivers on the thrills it promises, although writer-director Emmanuelle Cuau (Tres bien, merci) manages to insert a »

- Jordan Mintzer

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Disney's Dilemma: Can Bob Iger Ever Find a Successor?

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, hopeful that the summer release will succeed despite Johnny Depp's personal dramas and rumors of his repeated on-set tardiness.

But that may matter less than a larger question lingering over the $179 billion company: What will happen now that Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger has said he's "serious this time around" about retiring in July 2019?

Days after Iger, 66, revealed that he had extended his contract by a year »

- Gregg Kilday

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Angelina Jolie's Drug Tests, Harassment and Wacky "Spiritual Hokum" on the Set of 'Tomb Raider' (Exclusive Book Excerpt)

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which needed an actress sexual enough to resemble the computer creation while accessibly human. Only one person could pull it off: Angelina Jolie.

It was early 2000, and the 24-year-old (soon to win an Oscar) was not yet a major star. She was plagued by damaging reports about her personal life, rumored to have dabbled in drugs and to have had an odd relationship with her brother, along with an even odder one with soon-to-be husband Billy Bob Thornton, »

- Stephen Galloway

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Sherry Lansing on Being "Painfully Insecure," Defending Cruise and Gibson and Post-Studio Life: "I Don't Miss Anything" (Q&A)

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Leading Lady, the new biography of Sherry Lansing, the legendary film executive had to do something she never did during her 12 years running Paramount Pictures: relinquish control. Lansing, 72, participated in the biography but she and her husband, filmmaker William Friedkin, granted author Stephen Galloway full autonomy to research her life, talk to dozens of her closest friends (and not-so-close collaborators) and write the book as he saw fit. Having read the final product after four years of interviews, Lansing invited THR to her Century City office (overlooking the Fox lot, which she famously ran as the first »

- Matthew Belloni

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Sherry Lansing Book Excerpt: Screaming Matches and Tears on 'Fatal Attraction' Set (Exclusive)

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In early 2005, Sherry Lansing sent shock waves through Hollywood when she stepped down as chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, bringing an end to one of the most storied careers in entertainment.

Her decision to leave Paramount at age 60 (after greenlighting such classics as Forrest Gump, Braveheart and Titanic) and create a nonprofit foundation was only the latest twist in Lansing's roller-coaster life.

The Chicago native had gone from being an 8-year-old overwhelmed with guilt at her father's death, to a teacher in South Central L.A., to an aspiring actress who landed a lead role opposite John Wayne »

- Stephen Galloway

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Roger Stone Doc Trailer Features Trump Advisor Saying "I Revel in Your Hatred"

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Political consultant Roger Stone and those who've admired and studied him don't hold back in the first trailer for the Netflix documentary about the Donald Trump advisor who helped launch the now-president's political career.

The trailer opens with Trump praising Stone before voiceovers describe the self-proclaimed "agent provacateur" as having "an incredible capacity for treachery" and being associated with "Washington corruption."

Stone himself then offers a Trump-esque defense.

"Those who say I have no soul, those who say I have no principles are losers," he says. "Those are bitter losers."

The trailer traces Stone's rise, highlighting his Richard Nixon »

- Hilary Lewis

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How 'Power Rangers' Morphed Into a Top Mobile Game

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Moviegoers turned up in droves over the weekend to watch the Power Rangers take on arch nemesis Rita Repulsa. But the battle extended well beyond the movie screens to mobile phones with the March 24 release of multiplayer fighting game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.   By Sunday, the game had been downloaded more than 6 million times and hosted 20 million matchups between players, enough to make it the No. 1 free app in the U.S. on the Apple App Store for two straight days and the No. 2 Android app behind Nintendo’s Mario Run.    »

- Natalie Jarvey

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Judy Garland, N.W.A, David Bowie, Vin Scully Works Enter National Recording Registry

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An eclectic mix of aural achievements, headlined by Judy Garland ("Over the Rainbow"), Barbra Streisand ("People"), N.W.A (Straight Outta Compton) and Vin Scully (the last Dodgers-Giants game at New York's Polo Grounds), have made it into the National Recording Registry this year.

Also included among the 25 treasures to be preserved by the Library of Congress: the albums The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars from David Bowie, Remain in Light from Talking Heads and Wanted: Live in Concert from Richard Pryor; the first episode of NPR's All Things Considered; the original cast album of »

- Mike Barnes

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Chinese Blogger-Turned-Director Han Han On His Rapid Rise and the Future of Moviegoing (Q&A)

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When Chinese wunderkind Han Han announced in 2013 that he would be making his debut as a director with The Continent, a feature adaptation of his own best-selling novel, many in the Chinese industry were skeptical.

During his 20s, Han, now 34, had been hailed as “the world’s most popular blogger” and “the voice of China’s boom-era youth” — his blog, filled with wry commentary on social change in China, has received more than 300 million hits. And although he had achieved moderate success pursuing other interests — including releasing a pop album and devoting a surprisingly large amount of his »

- Patrick Brzeski

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'Girls Trip' Trailer Takes Wild Ride at CinemaCon

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“What an asshole!” Natalie Morales, who hosted Universal’s presentation, said of Christopher Hitchens, who once infamously wrote about “Why Women Aren't Funny.”

During Wednesday's presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, she pointed out that Universal has had plenty of talented comedic women star in its films, and introduced a sizzle reel that included clips from the studio’s hits Bridesmaids, Trainwreck and Sisters.

After, the cast of the studio’s latest comedy starring women, Girls Trip, took the stage to introduce footage from the comedy directed by Malcolm D. Lee.

Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish star in »

- Rebecca Ford

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