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No Omerta As Coppola, Pacino And Cast Recall ‘Godfather’ Shoot – Tribeca

Al Pacino had to jump through hoops – including at least six screen tests – before securing the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather. Marlon Brando was so into playing Vito Corleone that during an early reading for director Francis Ford Coppola, he answered a phone call in character. A pivotal baptism scene, set against an orgy of assassinations as Michael consolidated his power, didn’t work until a second edit and the addition of an organ track to weave it together… Read

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Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents Dinner Serves Trump Roast

Like a tonic, Samantha Bee commended the press tonight for continuing to check the president "as if he some day may get embarrassed" – and that was hours before Donald Trump recited the lyrics to an old one-hit wonder and called it a poem. Embarrassment isn't in the cards. Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner, taped earlier today in Washington D.C. and aired tonight as an special episode of TBS's Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, was well-timed, like champagne… Read

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Barbra Streisand Talks Filmmaking, Music & ‘A Star Is Born’ Clashes – Tribeca

In a wide-ranging conversation Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival, Barbra Streisand touched on topics such as filmmaking, music, her less-than-happy childhood and the initially fruitless pursuit of acting which lead her to take up singing. The session was moderated by her friend, director Robert Rodriguez. Streisand, winner of two Academy Awards, 10 Grammys, five Emmys, a Tony and even the Presidential Medal of Freedom, said her work on The Way We Were, the 1973 film… Read

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner Live Blog: Who Needs Donald Trump?

2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner

What if they gave a White House Correspondents’ Dinner and nobody came? Well, that’s not going to happen tonight, but there is one big void at the D.C. event: Donald Trump will be the first president to skip the annual to-do since Ronald Reagan was recovering from his assassination attempt in 1981. Really, Don? Bad (or sick) guy! SAD!! Oops, sorry. Instead, POTUS spent a chunk of his 100th day in office at a campaign-like rally a couple hours north in Harrisburg, PA… Read

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner Livestream – Watch It Here

Watch the livestream of the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner here, with Hasan Minhaj of The Daily Show and without President Donald Trump and members of his administration. Expect to see your favorite and/or least favorite media elites, er, Washington journalists roast one another and likely POTUS in absentia. The event, which has been held at the Washington Hilton annually since 1967, supports the work of the White House Correspondents Association. Proceeds fund… Read

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Donald Trump Blasts Hollywood & Media Elites At “Boring” POTUS Snubbed WHCD

"A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now," said Donald Trump tonight as he celebrated his first 100 days in office and snubbed the White House Correspondents' Dinner. "They are trapped at the dinner, which will be very very boring," the media-bashing president told a cheering rally in Harrisburg, Pa. on Saturday as the very Tinseltown-lite WHCD was kicking off at the Washington… Read

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Palm Springs International Film Festival Sets January 2018 Dates

The Palm Springs International Film Festival has set the dates for its 29th edition: January 2-15, 2018. The event will kick off with its annual Film Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Following a day devoted to book adaptations on January 3, screenings of all festival films will start January 4 and wrap up January 15. Considered a Hollywood-adjacent draw for awards contenders, including its traditional strong suit of foreign-language films, the festival… Read

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Will Ferrell Brings His George W. Bush To Samantha Bee’s Press Bash

Will Ferrell dropped by the taping of Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, to air on TBS tonight. “It’s not a party without a special guest,” Bee’s Full Frontal just tweeted, showing Ferrell in all his W glory. In another tweet (see them below), Ferrell holds up a very W-like painting. Full Frontal‘s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner airs tonight at 10 pm ET on TBS. In a brief interview on MSNBC this afternoon, Bee said she and Full Frontal… Read

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‘The Divine Order’ & ‘Hondros’ Take Tribeca Fest Audience Awards

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its two Audience Awards: The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung), directed and written by Petra Volpe, was chosen to receive the Narrative award and Hondros, directed by Greg Campbell, written by Greg Campbell, Jenny Golden, won the Documentary award. Each award comes with a cash prize of $10,000. The winners were announced at the celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Godfather at Radio City Music Hall, which… Read

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Climate March: Leo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Jared Leto Among Hollywood Voices

Another weekend, another march, more celebrity tweets. Today’s People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. – and sister marches in cities around the world – drew support from Leonardo DiCaprio, Lee Pace, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Barry Sloane and Jared Leto. “It’s time to change climate change,” tweeted Leto (read the messages below), while Six‘s Sloane demanded we protect “the pale blue dot.” Though the march has been planned for months, enthusiasm – and anger – was… Read

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Hacker Shares Stolen Episodes, Threatens Others

The blackmailing hacker claiming to have released as many as 10 additional episodes of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is threatening other networks and channels. “We’re not quote done yet, though,” the hacking group known as The Dark Overlord wrote in a tweeted statement (neither the authenticity of the Twitter account nor the OITNB episodes on the file-sharing Pirate Bay site could be verified by Deadline). “We’re calling you out: ABC, National Geographic, Fox, IFC… Read