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Dwayne Johnson & Jimmy Fallon Reunite Military Family On ‘Tonight Show’; Real Tears Ensue

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Warning: real feelings to follow. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is involved in several efforts on behalf of veterans and on last night’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Moana star provided a little Christmas cheers for one vet in particular. The twist – the vet was a The Tonight Show producer named Karina, an Army vet whose Air Force husband is currently deployed overseas. The moment came at the end of the interview between Johnson and Fallon, when Johnson “asked”… Read

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Watch The ‘Rogue One’ World Premiere Livestream Here

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For those of you not strong in The Force, tonight sees the red carpet world premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Hollywood blvd here in Los Angeles. I’m not there and you’re not there – Deadline is on the scene of course, and our coverage will be coming later – but together we can perhaps enjoy the almost-next best thing, as the official Star Wars site is livestreaming the premiere. Along with live red carpet stuff, there’s actual content promised, including behind… Read

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How ‘La La Land’ Director Damien Chazelle, His Team & Lionsgate Faced The Music & Resurrected The Original Hollywood Musical

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This following cover story appeared in the December 7th issues of Awardsline Try naming an original Hollywood musical in recent years that has worked at the box office. No, not Broadway adaptations like Les Miserables and Mamma Mia!. We can thank 2002 Oscar Best Picture winner Chicago for reigniting the then-dormant Great White Way genre on the big screen. Enchanted doesn't count because that's a title propped by the Walt Disney princess brand. And Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Ro… Read

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‘Toni Erdmann’ Sweeps European Film Awards; Makes History At Message-Heavy Ceremony – Full List

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UPDATE, WRITETHRU: Maren Ade's father-daughter relationship dramedy, Toni Erdmann, scored a clean sweep at the European Film Awards tonight in Wroclaw, Poland. The movie, which is also Germany's entry for the Foreign Language Film Oscar, won in each of its categories: Best European Film, Director, Actor (Peter Simonischek), Actress (Sandra Huller) and Screenplay. In accepting the Film award, Ade noted this is the first time in EFA history that a movie directed by a woman… Read

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New ‘Sherlock’ S4 Trailer: “What’s The Very Worst Thing You Can Do To Your Very Best Friends?”

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The game is (still) afoot, and to prove it, BBC has dropped a new trailer for the fourth season of the global hit Sherlock. Coming off the tumultuous events of Season 3 (and the 2016 holiday special The Abominable Bride), Season 4 looks to test the world’s first consulting detective and his friends like never before, with new main villain Toby Jones looking especially menacing in the footage so far released. Watch the trailer above. Of course, plot details are still very… Read

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‘Blue Bloods’ Ratings Top Night, ’20/20′ Falls, ‘Exorcist’ & ‘Crazy Ex’ Even

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There were no holiday specials on primetime last night but penultimate episodes and winter finales populated the schedule as the return of Blue Bloods (1.2/5) put the CBS NYPD family drama back on top. Matching lead-in Hawaii Five-O (1.2/5) for the highest rated show of Friday night among adults 18-49, the Tom Selleck led series was even with its last original of November 18. The 50th state set series was down a tenth from its last original as was 8 PM's MacGyver (1.0/4)… Read

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Arrested ‘Silicon Valley’ Star T.J. Miller Keeps Critics’ Choice Hosting Gig

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Silicon Valley and Office Christmas Party star T.J. Miller, arrested in Los Angeles early Friday morning after an altercation with a hired driver, will keep his hosting gig at the Critics’ Choice Awards tomorrow night. The Broadcast Film Critics Association confirmed Miller’s continued participation to Deadline. “Absolutely,” said Joey Berlin, BFCA president and exec producer of the awards. “We can’t wait to see what TJ does tomorrow on the show.” Miller was arrested… Read

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Donald Trump On Role In ‘Celebrity Apprentice’: “Zero Time” But “Big Stake”; Slams CNN As “Fake News”

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President-elect Donald Trump insisted, via Twitter, early this morning that he will devote “zero time” – or, rather, “ZERO TIME!” – to NBC’s The New Celebrity Apprentice, but that he will retain “a big stake in it.” Hours later, Trump called CNN’s reports on the subject “ridiculous & untrue.” Though Trump didn’t specify exactly which news reports he objected to, CNN had tweeted just after midnight, citing a source, that “Donald Trump’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ deal may… Read

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‘Moana’ Pushes ‘Office Christmas Party’ Off Her Turf; ‘La La Land’ Hits High Notes – Early AM B.O. Update

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3rd Writethru Saturday AM after 12:27AM post: Naughty versus nice describes the battle for No. 1 at the box office. It appeared late last night that there was a draw between Office Christmas Party and Moana at $18M apiece for No. 1, but this morning it’s clear: Disney’s Oceania princess is going to own the weekend again with an estimated $18.8MOffice Christmas Party is looking to settle for $16.8M this weekend at 3,210 after winning Friday with $6.6M. Given the lack of… Read

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Boston Online Film Critics Name ‘Moonlight’ Best Film Of 2016

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The Boston Online Film Critics Association have named Moonlight the best film of 2016, Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) best actor and Isabelle Huppert (Elle) best actress. The fifth annual BOFCA Awards were announced this morning. In addition to Affleck’s win, Manchester By The Sea won two other awards: best actress (Michelle Williams) and best screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan). The winners were tallied from online voting. Here’s the complete list: BEST PICTURE Moonlight… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel Skewers President Elect’s Domestic Policy With ‘Trump On A Stump’

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I’m not a parent, so I’ve been completely unaware that there’s something called “Elf on the Shelf.” Now however I know it comes from a 2004 children’s book that explains just how Santa keeps track of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. (A scout elf keeps watch on children throughout the year like a yuletide secret police, if you’re curious.) The book spawned plush toys named after it that have (apparently) become something of a modern Holiday tradition, which is cool… Read

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IDA Awards: ‘O.J.: Made In America’ Runs Off With Best Feature Prize

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O.J.: Made in America continued it early awards run tonight, scoring the Best Feature prize at the 32nd annual IDA Documentary Awards. Picked up a total of four trophies including Best Limited Series (Making a Murder), Best Episodic Series (Last Chance U), Best Short (The White Helmet) and the ABC News VideoSource Award for Ava Duvernay’s 13th. The win was just the latest for Ezra Edleman’s 7 1/2-hour O.J.: Made in America, from Laylow Films and ESPN Films. It also has… Read