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Meet the Coca-Cola Billionaire Who Was Arrested With 5,000 Cannabis Plants on His Private Plane

Alkiviades “Alki” David is what my Yiddish-speaking grandmother would refer to as a macher, or a big deal. The scion of a Greek Coca-Cola bottling company, David is estimated to be worth about $2.8 billion; he also owns his own company, Hologram USA, which is perhaps best known for its 2012 Tupac hologram that performed at Coachella. But to borrow another phrase from the Yiddish language, David is also known for being kind of a schmuck: Hologram USA has been embroiled in multiple lawsuits, and David himself has been sued for sexual
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Cannes First Look: Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Horror-Thriller 'Hide and Seek' (Exclusive)

Cannes First Look: Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Horror-Thriller 'Hide and Seek' (Exclusive)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ramps up the creepiness in this exclusive first-look image from Hide and Seek, which is complete and debuting to buyers in Cannes.

Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, The 12th Man, Match Point) stars alongside Jacinda Barrett (Bloodline, Poseidon, Ladder 49), Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos, Memento) and Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage, The Deuce) in the social horror-thriller, directed by Joel David Moore and building upon themes related to the widening gap between the upper one percent and the lower class. 

As the population in urban areas balloons and real estate prices skyrocket, lower-income segments of society are finding themselves continually getting pushed out. Hide and ...
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Russell Crowe signs on for road rage thriller ‘Unhinged’

Russell Crowe has signed on the dotted line to star in Derrick Borte road rage thriller ‘Unhinged’ just in time to attract buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Borte from a script by Disturbia’s Carl Ellsworth the film will take an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of a mother who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy, that guy being a slightly ‘Unhinged’ Russell Crowe.

The film will be Solstice Studio’s first production which they are targeting a wide U.S. theatrical release for Q3 2020. The company’s international team, led by acquisitions and international head Crystal Bourbeau, will be selling the film in Cannes this month.

Production is due to commence July 15 in New Orleans.

Also in news – Kristin Scott Thomas to play Mrs Danvers in Ben Wheatley’s ‘Rebecca’

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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Category submissions for A&E, History Channel and Lifetime

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for A&E, History Channel and Lifetime. For this season, the A&E networks have returning dramas “Knightfall” and “Vikings” plus newcomer “Project Blue Book,” past Emmy favorites “Born This Way,” “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” and “Project Runway” plus TV movies starring Rob Lowe, Christina Ricci and Maurice Benard as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of lead, supporting and guest stars for their dramas and TV movies, plus reality, documentary and informational programs. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

See Watch dozens of our fun video interviews with 2019 Emmy contenders

“Biography: Chris Farley – Anything For A Laugh” (A&E)

Informational Series or Special

“Biography: Chris Rock’S Bring The Pain” (A&E)

Informational Series or Special

“Biography: Freaks
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Paz Vega, Emile Hirsch, Jeremy Piven & More Star In Neo-noir Thriller ‘American Night’

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Paz Vega, Emile Hirsch, Jeremy Piven & More Star In Neo-noir Thriller ‘American Night’
Golden Globe-winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emile Hirsch, Paz Vega, and Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Jeremy Piven will star in American Night, a neo-noir thriller helmed by first-time film director Alessio Jim Della Valle.

Written by Della Valle, the plot follows Michael Rubino (Hirsch) who has just become the Don of the New York Mafia, but his greatest dream is to devote his life to painting and become a great artist. John Kaplan (Meyers), an art dealer, may feel like his life is in shambles, but he still has the best eye for spotting fakes in the world. Their paths, apparently distant, cross when Andy Warhol’s Pink Marilyn is stolen, setting off a series of unexpected events that upend their lives.

Vega will play Sarah,
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Film Review: ‘After’

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Film Review: ‘After’
When Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), the heroine of “After,” arrives for her freshman year at Washington State University, we can tell in a skipped heartbeat that next to her surroundings, she’s as sweet and dewy and wholesome a goody-two-shoes as the title character of Tom Wolfe’s college-and-Gomorrah novel “I Am Charlotte Simmons.” Tessa’s roommate, played by the model with attitude Khadijha Red Thunder, sports crimson ringlets and a nose ring and fishnets and Doc Martens, all the whole flaunting the car-wreck sensuality of a porn star. At a frat party, Tessa, in an outfit so modest that one girl snickers at it as if it were a sackcloth, gets drawn into a game of Truth or Dare, a surefire way to reveal that (duh!) she’s still a virgin.

And then there’s Hardin Scott, the moody British dreamboat played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, the 21-year-old nephew of Ralph and Joseph Fiennes,
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James Caan & Tom Hollander in Full UK Trailer for 'Holy Lands' Film

"I hope the strange adventure you're on is bringing you happiness..." Studiocanal UK has released the official UK trailer for the Israeli drama Holy Lands, the latest feature film written and directed by French filmmaker Amanda Sthers. James Caan stars in Holy Lands as Harry Rosenmerck, an Ashkenazi Jewish American cardiologist, who decides to leave everything to become a pig farmer in the Holy Land. Filmed in the iconic landscapes of Israel, Holy Lands is "a universal story about love, family, loss and tolerance, told with incredible humour and heart through career best performances by a stellar ensemble cast." The film shows that, "even in the most dysfunctional of families, what matters is the courage to say what has been left unsaid." This also stars Tom Hollander, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rosanna Arquette, Efrat Dor, Reem Kherici, Patrick Bruel, and Loai Nofi. Looks a bit odd, but seems like a heartfelt and honest film.
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Holy Lands review – misjudged Jewish pig-farmer drama

James Caan plays an unhappy New Yorker starting a ludicrously inappropriate new life in Israel

A good performance from Tom Hollander can’t save this stodgy, ungainly and strangely reactionary family drama from the French writer-director Amanda Sthers, whose sticky Parisian comedy Madame was released here last year.

James Caan plays Harry, an ageing Jewish guy who is estranged from his wife and grown-up children, and has left New York for Nazareth in Israel, to breed pigs, of all the hilariously inappropriate things. Why? To annoy everyone, and maybe even annoy himself, in some restlessly unhappy way. His son David (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is a dramatist and a gay man who has a play on Broadway about his exasperating old dad, based on the unanswered letters that he is sending him. Harry’s daughter Annabelle (Efrat Dor) is a neurotic thirtysomething still dependent on an allowance from Harry for her analyst’s bills.
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Vikings on History: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six?

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How far can the Vikings extend their reach? Is the Vikings TV show cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on History? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Vikings, season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   

What's This TV Show About?

A History channel action-adventure series, the fifth season of Vikings stars Alexander Ludwig, Alex Høgh Andersen, Peter Franzén, Katheryn Winnick, Jordan Patrick Smith, Gustaf Skarsgård, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The period drama delves into the Viking warriors and their strange, ruthless world. Season five kicks off with Ivar the Boneless (Andersen) asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, as Queen Lagertha (Winnick) reigns as over Kattegat. Meanwhile, after avenging
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Local Production Drive Sees Cj Entertainment Unveil Dozen International Titles

  • Variety
Korean entertainment powerhouse Cj Entertainment has amped up its overseas filmmaking efforts to the point that it is now producing more movies outside Korea than at home.

At FilMart in Hong Kong, Cj unveiled a slate of 13 new titles hailing from the U.S., Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

“Our aim is to find hidden gem-like creators in local industries, and support them … by producing quality local films together,” said Jerry Ko, Cj’s head of international.

“We are not just passive investors. In Thailand and Vietnam we are working with partners but are also fully involved in packaging, casting, distributing and selling,” said Choi Yeonu, chief producer within Cj’s international production team. “And we have strong IP.”

The company’s “Miss Granny” has been remade in seven countries, while its “Sunny” has been made in Korea, Vietnam and Japan. A fourth, in Indonesia, was unveiled earlier this month.
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‘(Future) Cult Classic’: Justin Bartha & Geoffrey Owens Cast In Syfy Pilot

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‘(Future) Cult Classic’: Justin Bartha & Geoffrey Owens Cast In Syfy Pilot
Justin Bartha (The Hangover) and Geoffrey Owens have joined the ensemble cast of Syfy’s dark comedy pilot (Future) Cult Classic from Shay Hatten (Ballerina), Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video and Universal Content Productions.

Written by Hatten, (Future) Cult Classic combines the genres of slasher films, high school drama and speculative satire. It is set 18 years in the future and centers on a group of teens whose community is rocked by a 1990s slasher-movie obsessed serial killer. Our heroes quickly realize they’re being targeted and decide to take matters into their own hands and track down the killer—before time runs out.

Bartha will play Jeff, Bree’s (Emily Alyn Lind) father who is a formerly successful true-crime novelist whose career has dried up now that murder has been virtually eradicated. What’s good for society has been bad for him and his family– and leaves him in a desperate
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Geoffrey Owens Gets Big Response At SAG Awards For “I Am An Actor” Segment

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Geoffrey Owens Gets Big Response At SAG Awards For “I Am An Actor” Segment
Geoffrey Owens received one of the SAG Awards show’s biggest rounds of applause Sunday for his segment during the “I Am An Actor” segments that traditionally kicks off the broadcast.

Owens, a theater actor and former regular on The Cosby Show, saw his name resurface last fall when a picture of him working at a Los Angeles-area Trader Joe’s circulated on social media. Some saw his job as a fall from grace, but many more came to his defense saying he was simply trying to make ends meet while continuing to pursue his acting career.

That theme surely resonated in a room full of SAG-aftra actors tonight, most of whom have been in similar positions as they’ve chased their acting passions.

“Somewhere in the middle of the road of my life, I found myself in the dark wood of unemployment and debt, but instead of switching careers like a sane person,
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Age ain’t nothing but a number: Darren Criss is the youngest SAG Award winner for limited series/TV movie actor

Age ain’t nothing but a number: Darren Criss is the youngest SAG Award winner for limited series/TV movie actor
Darren Criss not only completed his awards sweep at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” but he’s now the youngest winner ever in the limited series/TV movie actor category.

Criss, who turns 32 on Feb. 5, is the first person to win the award in his 30s and is nine years younger than the former record holder, Gary Sinise, who was 40 at the time of his victory for “Truman” in 1996. Sinise won a second statuette two years later for “George Wallace” and is twice in the top five youngest champs of all time.

Like the corresponding Emmy and Golden Globe categories, older actors rule this SAG Awards winners roll call, but the former two groups have given their awards to younger men. Criss is the second youngest Emmy champ behind Anthony Murphy (“Tom Brown’s Schooldays”), who was 17 at the 1973 Emmys,
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Vikings: Season Five Viewer Votes

How well does Ragnar's family further his dreams during the fifth season of the Vikings TV show on History? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Vikings is cancelled or renewed for season six. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all the season five episodes of Vikings for us, below.

A History action-adventure series, the fifth season of Vikings stars Alexander Ludwig, Alex Høgh Andersen, Peter Franzén, Katheryn Winnick, Jordan Patrick Smith, Gustaf Skarsgård, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The period drama delves into the Viking warriors and their strange, ruthless world. Season five kicks off with Ivar the Boneless (Andersen) asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, as Queen Lagertha
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'Holy Lands': Film Review

'Holy Lands': Film Review
If you’re interested in a movie where James Caan plays a grumpy old retired cardiologist raising pigs in Israel, and one who used to be married to a younger woman, played by Rosanna Arquette, who now is stricken with terminal cancer, and who is also estranged from his playwright son (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose latest opus, titled Origins, punctuates the drama with several symbolic interpretive dance pieces, then maybe — just maybe — the film Holy Lands could be for you.

But for the rest of us, this treacly and overwrought piece of mishegoss from French novelist turned director Amanda Sthers is ...
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Vanessa Redgrave on Daughter Natasha Richardson's Death 10 Years Later: 'It Never Becomes Ok'

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Vanessa Redgrave on Daughter Natasha Richardson's Death 10 Years Later: 'It Never Becomes Ok'
Nearly 10 years have passed since actress Natasha Richardson died suddenly after a tragic ski accident. And her family still feels the heartbreak.

“Time does not heal; that would seem to me to say that suddenly it’s okay, and it’s not,” Richardson’s mother, acting legend Vanessa Redgrave, 81, tells People in this week’s issue. “It never becomes Ok.”

Her younger daughter and fellow actress Joely Richardson — with whom Redgrave stars in a new movie adaptation of The Aspern Papers — also opens up about the loss.

“You are different. You aren’t stronger or weaker,” Joely, 54, says. “Just different—changed.
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‘On The Basis of Sex’ & ‘Beale Street’ Expand; ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Cracks $15M: Specialty Box Office

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‘On The Basis of Sex’ & ‘Beale Street’ Expand; ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Cracks $15M: Specialty Box Office
Carryovers dominated the specialty scene over the weekend, with two platform releases making especially wide breaks.

Participant/Focus’ On The Basis of Sex jumped to more than 1,900 theaters in its third outing, grossing more than $6.2M to boost its cume to $10.55M. Annapurna’s If Beale Street Could Talk went past 1,000 engagements in its fifth weekend, grossing almost $2.4M to reach $7.68M to date.

The sole newcomers were Cohen Media Group’s The Aspern Papers and event screenings of The Met Live: Adriana Lecouvreur via Fathom Events. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Vanessa Redgrave, Aspern took it slow in 10 locations, grossing $9,277 for a $928 per theater average. Adriana Lecouvreur gathered up $1.3 million from 900 locations on Saturday. Fathom Events reported attendance of 70,000 across North America.

Mary Queen of Scots jumped to 829 locations in its sixth frame, grossing $847K for a $1,022 PTA, while its royal cousin, The Favourite, played 512 theaters in its eighth weekend,
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‘The Aspern Papers’, ‘Rockaway’, ‘Jobe’z World’ Seek Weekend Traction – Specialty Box Office Preview

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A few Specialty distributors are taking advantage of the young year’s dearth of new titles to roll out smaller features they hope will grab attention away from established awards contenders. Cohen Media Group is opening The Aspern Papers today starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in a drama set in Venice. The company’s Charles Cohen came on board as a producer early in the process. Paladin is handling theatrical for John J. Budion’s coming of age drama Rockaway starring Keidrich Sellati, opening in New York. Also opening is comedic noir Jobe’z World, which shot mostly guerrilla-style over a week in Manhattan.

The Aspern Papers

Director-writer: Julien Landais

Writers: Jean Pavans, Hannah Bhuiya, Henry James (novel)

Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Alice Aufray, Barbara Meier, Lois Robbins

Distributor: Cohen Media Group

Drama The Aspern Papers,
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Win The 12th Man on DVD

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To mark the release of The 12th Man on 7th January, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Norway, 1943 – north of the Arctic Circle. Twelve Norwegian resistance fighters have crossed the North Sea to fight the Nazis who have occupied their homeland. But when they drop anchor in a desolate fjord, they are betrayed by a countryman and attacked by a German minesweeper. Eleven of the men are captured, tortured and killed. Only the twelfth escapes…

The twelfth man Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) quickly flees into the merciless Norwegian winter with a bleeding gunshot wound and an SS Officer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) hot on his heels. His determination and will to survive will turn him into a symbol for the Norwegian resistance – a symbol people are willing to die for.

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Darren Criss is now the 3rd youngest Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor Golden Globe champ

Darren Criss is now the 3rd youngest Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor Golden Globe champ
After becoming the second youngest Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor Emmy winner, Darren Criss is now the third youngest winner in the corresponding Golden Globes category. The 31-year-old won Sunday for his performance in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

Like the Emmy category, Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor at the Globes, which was first awarded in 1982, is dominated by older performers. Criss is only bested by James Franco, who was 23 when he won for “James Dean” in 2002, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who was 28 when he prevailed for “Elvis” in 2006. Franco and Rhys Meyers are the category’s only winners who were in their 20s.

See 2019 Golden Globes: Check out the full list of winners

Criss is the 10th person in their 30s to receive the prize and bumps back Anthony Andrews (“Brideshead Revisited”), who turned 35 two and a half weeks before the 1983 ceremony. Tom Hiddleston
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