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Cat Deeley (‘So You Think You Can Dance’): ‘My biggest win is getting to host a show I love’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Cat Deeley (‘So You Think You Can Dance’): ‘My biggest win is getting to host a show I love’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“Basically, I grew up in England,” says Cat Deeley, the vivacious host of Fox’s dance competition show “So You Think You Can Dance” since 2006. “I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be nominated for an Emmy. And, to be honest, I love the chance to get a frock and wear some jewelry and have a lovely time. My biggest win of all is getting to host a show I love. That’s all I care about.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Deeley above.

Her fans, however, might be a bit more concerned that the willowy Brit who is quick on her stiletto heels is so overdue for recognition, considering she was nominated five times straight between 2011 and 2015 without a win. Told she is like the Glenn Close of hosts, and she just laughs: “And here I’ve been Meryl Streep the whole time.”

One thing
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John Oliver: How to Fix America’s Outdated Death Investigation System

John Oliver: How to Fix America’s Outdated Death Investigation System
John Oliver dissected America’s outdated and underfunded death investigation system on Last Week Tonight. “A death certificate isn’t like a degree from USC — it actually means something,” host John Oliver joked. And he spent the main segment detailing how the process of producing one has never been more of a “mess.”

Roughly 2.8 million Americans die each year, and in most cases a physician writes their cause of death on the certificate. But when people die under suspicious or unnatural circumstances — roughly half-a-million cases each year — their bodies are sent for further investigation or,
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18 Live-Action Disney Movies in the Works After ‘Aladdin’ (Photos)

  • The Wrap
Disney will be pumping out live-action versions of their animated classics for a long time time to come. Here’s a list of titles in the works, including the release date of the original.

Aladdin

Aladdin” is up next: This whimsical and critically acclaimed journey catapulted Robin Williams into four-quadrant comedy stardom thanks to his take on the genie in Aladdin’s lamp. Now the colorful and gritty director Guy Ritchie will try his hand at a reboot. The live-action version stars Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and Will Smith and will hit theaters on May 24.

The Lion King

This highly anticipated live-action remake of 1994’s “The Lion King” will hit theaters in July, and is Jon Favreau’s follow-up to his successful “Jungle Book” remake. Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Beyonce, Billy Eichner, Keegan-Michael Key and more star.

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

Adapted from 1959’s “Sleeping Beauty,” the first
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John Oliver Recruits Glenn Close and Tracy Morgan to Highlight Autopsy Problems

John Oliver Recruits Glenn Close and Tracy Morgan to Highlight Autopsy Problems
John Oliver took a deep dive into death investigations during Sunday's episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight.

While the host acknowledged that the topic may seem too grim for a television show, he noted that many shows feature medical examiners including Body of Proof, Rizzoli & Isles and Forever.

Every year, approximately 2.8 million Americans die. A physician usually writes the cause of death on the death certificate, unless the person died under suspicious or unnatural circumstances. In those cases, the body is sent for further investigation and might have an autopsy done.

"A death certificate isn'...
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Glenn Close and Mila Kunis Set to Star in Drama Four Good Days

Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress Glenn Close and Golden Globe-nominated actress Mila Kunis are set to star as mother and daughter in the drama Four Good Days.

The film will chronicle Deb (Close), who is trying to support her daughter Molly (Kunis) through “four crucial days on Molly’s road to recovery from substance abuse. Their time together after a long estrangement revives both the painful wounds they have inflicted on each other, but also offers the opportunity to rekindle their fundamental, complicated, love for one another.”

This sounds like it will be heavy. We saw a couple of similar films in last years award season, but each were stories about sons, so it will be interesting to see this dynamic. Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Eli Saslow, the Washington Post journalist and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner, based on a story he wrote for the Washington Post.
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Cannes Report, Day 3: ‘Rocketman’ Gets Standing Ovation, Mati Diop’s ‘Atlantics’ Is ‘Dazzling’

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Cannes Report, Day 3: ‘Rocketman’ Gets Standing Ovation, Mati Diop’s ‘Atlantics’ Is ‘Dazzling’
The Elton John biopic “Rocketman” has finally hit the Croisette, and not quietly, either — Dexter Fletcher’s film debuted to thunderous applause and a standing ovation, with many praising Taron Egerton’s performance as the famed singer.

Egerton and John also took the stage at the film’s after party to sing John’s song “Rocket Man,” video of which you can see below.

The third day of the Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, and it was quite busy — films like “Sorry We Missed You” and “Atlantics” debuted (the latter of which received dazzling reviews), and more films were announced that would launch sales at the festival, including a Glenn Close/Mila Kunis starrer (“Four Good Days”) and a heist thriller starring Cara Delevingne titled “Punk.”

Also Read: Cannes Report, Day 2: 'Les Miserables' and 'Bacurau' Start Strong, John Carpenter Takes a Bow

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Glenn Close and Mila Kunis to Star as Mother and Daughter in Drama ‘Four Good Days’

Glenn Close and Mila Kunis to Star as Mother and Daughter in Drama ‘Four Good Days’
Glenn Close is teaming up again with her “Albert Nobbs” director Rodrigo Garcia for the drama “Four Good Days,” in which she and Mila Kunis will star as mother and daughter, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

In the film, Close will play Deb, a mother helping her daughter Molly (Kunis) overcome a substance addiction by trying to nurse her through four good days that will be crucial to her road to recovery.

Capstone is launching sales on the film at the Cannes Film Festival, now underway.

Also Read: Glenn Close Joins Ron Howard's 'Hillbilly Elegy' With Amy Adams

Garcia will direct “Four Good Days” from a script he co-wrote with Eli Saslow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the Washington Post who based the screenplay on his own article. Principal photography is expected to begin in September in Los Angeles, and Productivity Media and
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Glenn Close & Mila Kunis To Star In Drama ‘Four Good Days’, Capstone Launches Sales — Cannes

  • Deadline
Glenn Close & Mila Kunis To Star In Drama ‘Four Good Days’, Capstone Launches Sales — Cannes
Exclusive: One of the later packages to be announced for the Cannes market is also one of the hottest dramas on offer. Glenn Close and Mila Kunis are set to star in Rodrigo Garcia’s (Albert Nobbs) hard-hitting substance abuse story Four Good Days, we can reveal.

Capstone is launching international sales on the Croisette. CAA Media Finance arranged financing and will co-rep domestic with Endeavor Content.

Seven-time Oscar nominee Close will play Deb, a mother helping her daughter Molly (Kunis) work through four crucial days on Molly’s road to recovery from substance abuse. Their time together after a long estrangement revives both the painful wounds they have inflicted on each other, but also offers the opportunity to rekindle their fundamental, complicated, love for one another.

Garcia will direct from his script, co-written by Eli Saslow, the Washington Post journalist and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner. The story is based on Saslow’s WaPo article.
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‘Winterskin’ Review

Stars: David Lenik, Rowena Bentley, Barrington De La Roche, Peter Cosgrove, Kate Davies-Speak, John Lomas, Harrison Nash, Dylan Curtis | Written and Directed by Charlie Steeds

I absolutely adored writer/director Charlie Steeds Cannibal Farm, a film that has seemingly been held to ransom by its UK distributors, with a release – under the title Escape From Cannibal Farm – promised for what seems like an eternity. In the meantime Steeds has filmed three more films, of which Winterskin is the last to be made and the latest to be released.

Essentially a two-character production, Winterskin takes a leaf out of Stephen King’s Misery in presenting a protagonist seemingly trapped by a cray woman, in this case in a remote cabin in the middle of snowy nowhere. Our protagonist, Billy Cavanagh, is “accidentally” gunned down in said snowy wilderness and desperate for shelter he’s taken in by kooky old lady Agnes,
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A Tale of Two Emmas! Emma Thompson to Join Emma Stone in Disney's Live-Action Cruella

A Tale of Two Emmas! Emma Thompson to Join Emma Stone in Disney's Live-Action Cruella
Emma Stone might be joined by another very famous Emma in the upcoming live-action Cruella de Vil movie.

Variety reports that Oscar winner Emma Thompson is set to join fellow Oscar winner Stone in Disney’s Cruella. The live-action character origin story is based on 101 Dalmatian villain Cruella de Vil, with I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie set to helm.

While the movie’s plot has been kept under-wraps, Stone, who has been attached to the project since 2016, will play the titular villain. Thompson’s character has yet to be revealed.

The movie, which Disney recently announced will hit theaters Dec.
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Emma Thompson in talks to join Emma Stone in Disney's Cruella

  • JoBlo
As Disney already has a live-action adaptation of 101 Dalmatians under their belts in the 1996 film which starred Glenn Close as Cruella del Vil, they elected to go the prequel route this time around for an origin story focusing on Cruella herself. Emma Stone has long been attached to play the title role, and now Variety has reported that Emma Thompson (Men In Black: International) is in…
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Emma Thompson in talks to feature in this movie

Actress Emma Thompson is in early talks to star alongside Emma Stone in Disneys "Cruella", a live-action origin story based on the classic "101 Dalmatians" villain Cruella de Vil.

Director Craig Gillespie is helming the film with Marc Platt, Kristin Burr and Andrew Gunn producing it, reports variety.com.

De Vil, who will be played by Stone in the new movie, is the villain who was obsessed with capturing the puppies in the 1961 animated classic "101 Dalmatians".

Glenn Close played the baddie in the 1996 live-action film produced by John Hughes, in which her character was also the head of a fashion house.

It is currently unknown where this movie will pick up in de Vil's timeline, as is the role Thompson would be playing.

Tony McNamara penned the most recent version of the script with Dana Fox writing a previous draft. Disney recently announced the film would be released on December 23, 2020, signaling the project's pre-production.
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Emma Thompson in Talks to Join Emma Stone in Disney’s ‘Cruella’

  • The Wrap
Emma Thompson in Talks to Join Emma Stone in Disney’s ‘Cruella’
Emma Thompson is in talks to join “Cruella,” the live-action Cruella de Vil movie starring Emma Stone, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Thompson’s role is being kept under wraps.

“I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie is set to direct. Gillespie previously directed the films “Million Dollar Arm” and “The Finest Hours” for Disney. Tony McNamara wrote the most recent draft of the script. Marc Platt and Andrew Gunn are producing the film. Disney has slated to “Cruella” open on Dec. 23, 2020.

Stone will star in what’s pegged as something of a prequel to “101 Dalmatians” as a young Cruella before she schemed to skin the black-and-white spotted puppies for her fur coat.

Also Read: Craig Gillespie in Talks to Direct Live-Action 'Cruella' With Emma Stone

Glenn Close previously played the black-and-white-haired Cruella in a 1996 live-action adaptation based on the 1961 animated classic and in its sequel,
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Emma Thompson in Talks to Join Emma Stone in Disney’s ‘Cruella’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Emma Thompson in Talks to Join Emma Stone in Disney’s ‘Cruella’ (Exclusive)
Emma Thompson is in early talks to star opposite Emma Stone in the Disney’s “Cruella,” a live-action origin story based on the classic “101 Dalmatians” villain Cruella de Vil.

“I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie is helming the film with Marc Platt, Kristin Burr and Andrew Gunn producing.

De Vil, who will be played by Stone in the new pic, is the villain who was obsessed with capturing the puppies in the 1961 animated classic “101 Dalmatians.” Glenn Close played the baddie in the 1996 live-action film produced by John Hughes, in which her character was also the head of a fashion house.

It’s currently unknown where this movie will pick up in de Vil’s timeline, as is the role Thompson would be playing.

Tony McNamara penned the most recent version of the script with Dana Fox writing a previous draft. Disney recently announced the film would be released on Dec.
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Glenn Close to Narrate The Lavender Scare on PBS

Narrated by Glenn Close and featuring the voices of Cynthia Nixon, Zachary Quinto, T. R. Knight and David Hyde Pierce, The Lavender Scare tells the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire employees suspected of being homosexual. Produced and directed by Josh Howard and based on the award-winning book by David K. Johnson, The Lavender Scare premieres Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 900-1000 p.m. Et check local listings on PBS,pbs.organd the PBS Video App.
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Emilia Clarke to star in 'Let Me Count The Ways' for 'The Wife' director, Bankside (exclusive)

Emilia Clarke to star in 'Let Me Count The Ways' for 'The Wife' director, Bankside (exclusive)
Game Of Thrones star boards UK love story about poet Elizabeth Barrett; Damian Jones producing with Bankside.

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will play poet Elizabeth Barrett in Björn Runge’s English-language love story Let Me Count The Ways.

The film is produced by Bankside Films which is also handling worldwide sales on the project.

Runge, fresh off the success of The Wife, which garnered an Oscar nomination for Glenn Close, will direct from a screenplay by Bafta TV and Emmy-winning writer Paula Milne (The Politician’s Wife).

Bankside is teaming with Damian Jones of DJ Films (Goodbye Christopher Robin) on the production,
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John Cameron Mitchell and Glenn Close on New Podcast ‘Anthem: Homunculus’

John Cameron Mitchell and Glenn Close on New Podcast ‘Anthem: Homunculus’
To describe Anthem: Homunculus as a “podcast musical” really doesn’t begin to do it justice. In reality, it’s an unclassifiable omnibus of theater, music and strange narratives written by John Cameron Mitchell and Bryan Weller that translates to over six hours of storytelling packaged in 10 episodes, with 31 songs that span everything from indie-pop ballads and avant-garde noise to bebop and heavy metal. It encompasses: a love ballad from a brain tumor; a dead brother who’s now a gay gym rat living on his own planet; a gender-nonconforming lover named America; and another,
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Egot Watch: Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel win at Daytime Emmys and are now an Oscar away from the grand slam

Egot Watch: Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel win at Daytime Emmys and are now an Oscar away from the grand slam
There’s definitely a new quick path to Egot — or at least three-quarters of it. First Cynthia Erivo won a Tony, Grammy and Emmy for “The Color Purple.” Then Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones achieved the same triple play for “Dear Evan Hansen.” And on Friday night, May 3, Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel accomplished the same rare feat for their performances in “The Band’s Visit.” It’s thanks to a relatively new category at the Daytime Emmys: Best Musical Performance in a Daytime Program. Check out the complete list of Daytime Emmy Creative Arts winners here.

The Tonys honor the best musicals on Broadway. The Grammys have long done the same with their Best Musical Theater Album category. And since 2016 the Daytime Emmys have honored musical performances on daytime programs, which means singers and theater performers are now able to win for promoting their work on a talk show or morning show.
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Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman to Star in Florian Zeller’s Movie ‘The Father’

  • Variety
Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman to Star in Florian Zeller’s Movie ‘The Father’
Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar with “The Silence of the Lambs,” and Olivia Colman, who just picked up the Academy Award for “The Favourite,” will star in Florian Zeller’s movie adaptation of his hit stage play “The Father.”

Principal photography begins this month in the U.K. Financing has been arranged by Viewfinder and Embankment, and is provided by Elarof Fund and Film4.

Hopkins stars in the title role as a mischievous and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Colman). Yet such help has become essential, following Anne’s decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne’s father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and reality itself.

Zeller will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Christopher Hampton.

The 2012 play, written and directed by Zeller,
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Why The Heroes Visited The Wrong Time Periods In Avengers: Endgame

Just as was theorized beforehand, Avengers: Endgame sees the surviving heroes travel back in time to pinch the Infinity Stones from the past in order to recreate Thanos’ snap and reverse the effects of the Decimation.

Once they’ve figured out how to traverse the Quantum Realm, they spend some time working out the best periods to visit to collect the six Infinity Stones and settle on four points in time: New York 2012 for the Time, Space and Mind Stones, Vormir in the recent past for the Soul Stone, Asgard 2013 for the Reality Stone and Morag 2014 for the Power Stone.

From a plot point of view, these all make sense. Revisiting Thor: The Dark World allows the God of Thunder to have a heartfelt reunion with his mother, while going back to The Avengers brings things full circle and dipping into the events of Guardians of the Galaxy means the
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