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Roger Moore Dead: James Bond Actor, 89, Battled Cancer

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Roger Moore, the beloved actor best known for playing James Bond in the ’70s and ’80s, died in Switzerland on Tuesday. He was 89.

The star’s children broke the news in a statement uploaded to Twitter, noting that Moore passed away after a “short but brave battle with cancer.”

“We are all devastated,” Moore’s family tweeted alongside the statement.

“The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified with words alone,” his three children — Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian — wrote in the statement.

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- Char Adams and Ale Russian

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22 People Killed, 59 Injured at Ariana Grande’s Manchester UK Concert After Suicide Bomb

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A single male suicide attacker set off a homemade bomb in England’s Manchester Arena on Monday, setting off an explosion that killed at least 22 people and injured 59 more. The bombing — which British Prime Minister Theresa May denounced as an “appalling, sickening terrorist attack” — occurred toward the end of a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande. In a statement, May said the authorities believe they have identified the attacker but have not yet confirmed it, the BBC reported. It is not yet known if he had any accomplices. Also Read: Ariana Grande Is 'Broken' After Concert Bombing: 'From »


- Debbie Emery

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Joss Whedon To Guide ‘Justice League’ As Zack Snyder Deals With Family Tragedy

20 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The superhero wars, the constant pitting of Marvel versus DC Films, doesn’t seem abate in the social media sphere, as both sides lob fiery tirades about why their team is better than the other. But let’s face it, these are just movies, and while that’s not to diminish the talents involved or the passion of the creatives, the responsibilities and realities of real life are always the number one priority, and today comes a bracing reminder of that fact.

Continue reading Joss Whedon To Guide Post-Production, Direct Additional Scenes For ‘Justice League’ As Zack Snyder Deals With Family Tragedy at The Playlist. »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jordan Peele’s New Social Thriller Set for 2019 by Universal

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After signing Jordan Peele to a first-look deal following the success of his directorial debut, “Get Out,” Universal has dated his next film for March 15, 2019.

Currently untitled, the movie’s plot details are being kept under wraps. Peele will write, direct, and produce the social thriller based on his original idea.

The pic will face stiff competition from Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel,” which opens the week before, and Millie Bobby Brown’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” which launches the following week.

Get Out” opened at the top of the domestic box office in February, and the thriller has since become both a commercial and critical success, grossing almost $230 million worldwide. Under his new deal, Peele will also produce a wide range of movies for the studio through his Monkeypaw Productions, including several micro-budget projects with Jason Blum, »


- Justin Kroll

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‘Resident Evil’ Franchise Reboot: James Wan On Board To Produce From Greg Russo Script

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Exclusive: More details are leaking out on the Resident Evil franchise reboot. James Wan has come aboard to produce the first of the Resident Evil reboots from a script by Greg Russo, we’re hearing and it will have an entirely new cast. Russo wrote Mortal Kombat and Wan is known for producing the box office coups Lights Out, Annabelle and Saw, to name a few. The Wan brandname is a strong one and should give a boost to the reboot. Also producing are Constantin Film and… »


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A meme come true: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o to star in film based on tweet

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Selma director Ava DuVernay will direct film for Netflix after joke movie pitch about photo of stars goes viral, with a script from Insecure breakout Issa Rae

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are set to star in a buddy movie for director Ava DuVernay after a tweet of the two went viral.

The Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-nomimnated actor were pictured together at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014, which was then used as part of a joke movie pitch on Twitter in April.

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Dina Merrill, Elegant Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

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Dina Merrill, a beautiful, blonde actress with an aristocratic bearing known as much for her wealthy origins, philanthropy, and marriage to actor Cliff Robertson as for her work in film and television, died on Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y. She was 93.

Her son, Stanley H. Rumbough, told the New York Times that Merrill had Lewy Body dementia.

Her parents were Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, and her second husband, Wall Street’s E.F. Hutton.

In 1983, on the occasion of Merrill’s musical comedy debut in a revival of Rodgers and Hart’s 1936 musical ”On Your Toes,” the New York Times gushed, “Long regarded as the essence of chic, the epitome of class and such a persuasive purveyor of charm and charity that she could have a rightful claim to fame as an eloquent spokesman — and fund-raiser — for a slew of worthy causes, Miss Merrill »


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Are Espn’s ‘Mike & Mike’ Feuding Behind the Scenes? (Report)

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Espn’s Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic are going through “off-camera issues” as their popular morning show “Mike & Mike” is set to end, according to Sports Illustrated media reporter Richard Deitsch. Citing multiple Espn staffers, Sports Illustrated reported, “Greenberg and Golic are not talking to each other off the set– and hardly at all before the show or during commercial breaks.” “It’s really a poisonous atmosphere right now,” a longtime staffer told Si. “Most of us don’t see the show lasting through its contractual end.” Also Read: Espn Reveals Details of Upcoming 'Mike & Mike' Breakup The show is believed to wrap up. »


- Brian Flood

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Cannes, Day 7: Chic Class Photos; ‘Top of the Lake’ Holds Marathon at Palais

29 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s day seven of the Cannes Film Festival,  you guys, and marathons abound. TheWrap is continuing non-stop coverage of the competition, from the splashy premieres and the big budget deals. The marathon red carpet appearances of Nicole Kidman who has a staggering four titles at the festival this year. And, of course the awesome marathon of Jane Campion’s anticipated sequel to her stunning Elisabeth Moss-led BBC series “Top of the Lake,” which premiered Tuesday. Strap on those velvet loafers and heels and let’s sprint down the Croisette, with only four days until the finish line. Back »


- Matt Donnelly

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Samuel Goldwyn Takes North American Rights to Israeli Comedy ‘Holy Air’

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Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American right to Shady Srour’s “Holy Air.” Jan Naszewski’s New Europe Film Sales is handling world rights.

Holy Air” stars Srour (“Ana Arabia”), Laetitia Eido (“A Borrowed Identity”), Samuel Calderon (“Munich”), Tarik Copti, Dalia Okal, and Byan Anteer. The film had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.

The comedy centers on Adam, a Christian Arab living in Nazareth – “a member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East,” according to a statement. “His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman, who runs a foundation for women’s rights.”

When Adam hears that Lamia is pregnant and his father falls very ill, he evaluates his life and realizes that he has not achieved much.

“Despite all his business ideas failing so far, he gives one last try to make it big. And »


- Leo Barraclough

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‘Annabelle: Creation,’ Sofia Coppola’s ‘Beguiled’ to Screen at La Film Festival

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The La Film Festival will host an advance screening of “Annabelle: Creation” and an advance screening of Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled.”

The festival, now in its 23rd year, will open June 14 at the Arclight Culver City with the world premiere of “The Book of Henry” and close on June 22 with a showing of Aubrey Plaza’s “Ingrid Goes West.”

Annabelle: Creation” is the sequel to the highly successful 2014 movie “Annabelle” about a demonic doll introduced in “The Conjuring.” The film, due for an Aug. 11 release, is directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Anthony Lapaglia, and Miranda Otto.

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The Beguiled,” which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, is screening June 15 at the La Film Festival as part of a Focus Features 15th anniversary celebration with five movies including revival programming. »


- Dave McNary

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Fox News Tops Cable Ratings Despite MSNBC’s Big Week

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Fox News Channel finished the week of May 15-21 as the most-watched basic cable channel among total day viewers despite a strong push from rival MSNBC. On Monday, TheWrap reported that MSNBC beat both Fox News and CNN in weekday primetime among both total viewers and the key news demo for the first time ever last week. While this is still accurate, Fox News has now won the total viewer crown for 20 consecutive weeks. MSNBC’s historic week only included data from weekdays and programs that aired from 8-11 p.m., but when factoring in the entire week and all-day viewership, »


- Brian Flood

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Tcl Chinese Theatre Celebrates 90 Years With ‘Hollywood Lights: The Magic of Movies’

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The Tcl Chinese Theatre unveiled its “Hollywood Lights: The Magic of Movies” show in its forecourt on Monday night in celebration of its 90th anniversary. The four-minute show displays some of Hollywood’s most famous films, including “The Godfather,” “The Shining,” and “The Sound of Music.”

Sid Grauman created a theater in Hollywood by Hollywood and for Hollywood. No other theater in the world is more tied to the movie industry than the Chinese Theatre,” said Escott O. Norton, executive director of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation.

“Without changing anything historic, they are adding a new form of entertainment to these forecourt walls,” he said of the new show.

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Beginning May 22, the show will run every night at 8:30 p.m. every 30 minutes until midnight. It’s a free 3D projection mapping installation, assisted by nine projectors and the architecture »


- Maria Cavassuto

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Dani Mathers’ Body-Shaming Case Is a ‘Witch Hunt,’ Playboy Playmate’s Former Radio Colleague Says

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Don’t worry, Dani Mathers; Frank Kramer has your back. Kramer, co-host of Los Angeles radio station Klos’ “Frosty, Heidi and Frank” morning show, stuck up up for Mathers, who is facing trial for allegedly photographing an elderly woman in the shower area of her gym and posting it with a mocking caption on Snapchat, on Tuesday’s show. The morning radio host — whose station parted ways with Mathers after the photograph became public — opined that Mathers is the victim of a “witch hunt.” Kramer also went on to suggest that the case only went to court because of her high-profile status. »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Night Manager’ Writer’s TV Adaptation of ‘Hanna’ Picked Up by Amazon

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Amazon has picked up a television adaptation of the 2011 Saoirse Ronan thriller “Hanna” straight to series, a person close to the streaming service told TheWrap on Tuesday. The series was being developed by David Farr, the writer behind the BBC show “The Night Manager” (which aired on AMC in the U.S.). Farr co-wrote the original film, which was directed by Joe Wright. Wright, however, will not be involved with the adaptation. The movie version of “Hanna” is an action thriller starring Ronan as a teenage girl raised by her ex-cia operative father (Eric Bana). Cate Blanchett also starred as an agent who. »


- Carli Velocci

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SundanceTV Releases New Photos of ‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’

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SundanceTV has released new photos of “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” the second season of the BBC Two and See-Saw Films’ miniseries.

The crime mystery premieres in September 2017 on SundanceTV in the U.S., and stars Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman, and Gwendoline Christie.

Four years after the first season, Moss reprises her Golden Globe-winning role as Detective Robin Griffin as she returns to Sydney to piece together her life. She takes on a new case involving an unnamed Asian girl whose body washes up on Bondi Beach. There initially seems to be minimal hope of finding the killer, but upon further investigation, Robin realizes “China Girl” didn’t die alone. Meanwhile, Robin grapples with wanting to find the daughter she gave up at birth and dreading revealing the truth of her conception. Her quest to uncover “China Girl’s” identity brings her closer to secrets of the city and her own heart.

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Danny Glover Rom-Com 'The Good Catholic' Picked Up By Broad Green, Pigasus

52 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Broad Green and Pigasus Pictures are partnering for the romantic comedy The Good Catholic.

Danny Glover and John C. McGinley star in the feature about a priest that has a crisis of faith when he falls in love with a woman. Zachary Spicer and Wrenn Schmidt also star in the movie from writer-director Paul Shoulberg, who drew on the true story of his parents -- a small town priest and a practicing nun.

Spicer, John Robert Armstrong and Graham Sheldon produced the feature, with David Anspaugh and Jordan Gershowitz executive producing.

Broad Green will distribute the film in select theaters »


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'Logan' Honest Trailer Enlists Ryan Reynolds to Pitch 'Old Man Deadpool'

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Honest Trailers is celebrating its 200th trailer with some Old Man Logan style.

Like legitimately great movies such as The Dark Knight before it, Honest Trailers admits it has trouble making fun of Logan, but it tries its best anyway — noting that instead of facing off against Sabretooth and the Silver Samurai, Logan (Hugh Jackman) must battle failing eyesight and other ailments of aging.

When the Honest Trailers narrator gets stuck with more things to say, he calls up Deadpool (guest star Ryan Reynolds) and attempts to bait him into mocking the movie. No dice.

"If Jackman doesn't get an »


- Aaron Couch

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Cannes Film Festival: 7 Biggest Winners and Losers

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The 70th Cannes Film Festival got off to a sluggish start. Buyers griped that packages were underwhelming and overpriced. Many of the competition titles, from “The Square” to “Wonderstruck,” were met with mixed reviews. There was a shortage of star power on the Croisette, and worst of all, beefed-up security measures dictated that premieres start earlier. That led to a horde of men in tuxedos sweating on the sun-drenched Palais red carpet, instead of benefiting from the cool breeze of an evening in the south of France.

Here are the 7 biggest winners and losers of Cannes so far.

(1) Winner: Will Smith

The A-list star, who made his Cannes debut by serving on the jury, managed to bring a much-needed dose of fun to the buttoned-up Palais. “West Philadelphia is a long way from Cannes,” he said. When a reporter noted that ex-juror Kirsten Dunst donned 28 outfits on last year’s red carpets, »


- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang

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NBC Clinches First Place in TV Season’s Primetime Ratings for 3rd Time in 4 Years

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NBC has clinched first place in primetime TV ratings for the 2016-2017 season, which still has three nights to go. This “W” marks the third time in four years that the broadcaster has come out on top in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic. It’s the first time in five years that a network has finished No. 1 without the Super Bowl or an Olympics boost. Speaking of sports, NBC didn’t even need them to claim its trophy this time around. Counting entertainment shows only, the peacock still flies the highest among the over-the-air channels — this is the first time they. »

- Tony Maglio

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