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Matt Damon, George Clooney Tell ‘Gma’ They Knew Harvey Weinstein Was An “A**hole” But Not A Sexual Predator

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“You only had to spend five minutes with Harvey Weinstein to know he was a bully; he was intimidating,” Matt Damon told Michael Strahan on Good Morning America this morning. “That was his legend; that was his whole Mo: Could you survive a meeting with Harvey?” Damon said, seated next to George Clooney, in what was supposed to be a plug for their new 50’s-set crime dramedy Suburbicon. But, both men having been a big part of Weinstein’s world, they came well-prepared for… »

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Hasbro Posts Q3 Gains, Warns Toys ‘R’ Us Bankruptcy Could Hurt ‘Star Wars’ Sales

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Updated at 9:50 Am with executive comments. Hasbro reported decent third-quarter results this morning, with revenue rising 7% to $1.79 billion versus $1.68 billion in the year-ago quarter and net earnings inching up 3% to $265.6 million, or $2.09 per share, compared with $257.8 million, or $2.03 per share in the 2016 period. Chairman and CEO Brian Goldner cited “a challenging economic environment” in the U.K.and Brazil and said the Toys”R”Us bankruptcy filing in… »

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Netflix Raises $1.6 Billion In Bond Market To Fund Massive Content Spending

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Following through on the plans it shared on its recent earnings call, Netflix has offered $1.6 billion in senior notes, with the debt largely funding its increasingly ambitious spending on content. The company’s official announcement said it “intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and… »

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Renée Zellweger To Play Judy Garland In ‘Judy’ For Pathé, Calamity Films – Afm

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Pathe and Calamity Films have set Renee Zellweger to star in Judy, playing the legendary Judy Garland in the true story of the singer and actress’ final concerts in London. A February 2018 start date has been earmarked for principal photography with British stage director and Tony nominee Rupert Goold helming. It’s winter 1968, 30 years after she played the iconic role of Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, when showbiz legend Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a… »

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‘Mudbound’ Director Dee Rees Talks Career Trajectory, Choosing Producers, And Her Love For Ensemble Casts

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During the Q&A portion of the closing keynote conversation with Dee Rees at the Film Independent Forum, an aspiring filmmaker stepped up to the microphone and, through tears, expressed gratitude to the acclaimed director for being a black lesbian director that others can look up to. After pouring her heart out to the filmmaker, she asked, “Will you be my mentor?” Genuinely touched, Rees was gracious for her kind words and smiled, “Well, now I have to say yes in front of… »

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