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Jimmy Kimmel On Oscar Hosting: Taiwan President Called To Offer Congratulations

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“A lot of things happened to me over the last two weeks; “I got a tummy tuck,… had my eyes done and I think they look great, I also went to Dry Bar and had an updo. I had my whole body done,” Jimmy Kimmel teased at the top of his first Jimmy Kimmel Live since taking Thanksgiving break. “But I also read online today that, in February I’ll be hosting the Oscars.” That, of course, triggered big applause from his Hollywood Blvd. studio audience. “The producer and the Academy… Read

TV

First Look At Madonna Carpool Voguing With James Corden

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There will be voguing. And twerking, by the evidence of this first look at Madonna’s Carpool Karaoke visit to CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden Wednesday. Cleverly announcing itself with bombastic action movie music worth of a Michael Bay production, the spot shows Corden thanking his (at first unseen) passenger for showing him around New York, then cuts to the Material Girl (do we still call her that?) insisting that she only likes to ride with music. Then she… Read

Business

Note To Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel: Johnny Carson’s Suit Patterns Are Up For Sale

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Barry White's suit patterns? Rhett and Scarlett's baby cradle? Gene Siskel's critic's chair? If Hollywood's crazy aunt decided to clean out her attic, the pile on her Beverly Hills lawn might look like the 60 or so peculiar lots put up for sale by Screenbid.com on Monday night. "We have a strange auction here, lots of things come our way," Screenbid chief executive Jeffrey Dash said during an interview at his Culver City warehouse headquarters a few hours before the… Read

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Trailer: Watch Optimus Prime Do Some Heavy Duty Transforming

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The new teaser trailer for Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight dropped tonight, and it looks like Optimus Prime is up to some startling transformations. “Two species at war,” narrates Anthony Hopkins, “one flesh, one metal.” And when two worlds collide, he tells us, only one survives. “Optimus Prime has left us,” he says, gearing up for the battle-heavy climax. Starring Hopkins, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Josh Duhamel, Jerrod… Read

Awards

Poland’s Oscar Entry ‘Afterimage’: How Actor Boguslaw Linda Boarded Andrzej Wajda’s Ultimate Swan Song

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Na zdj od lewej : Zosia Wichlacz, Adrian Zareba, Irena Melcer, Filip Gurlacz, Mateusz Rzezniczak, Tomasz Chodorowski, Paulina Galazka; tylem Boguslaw Linda

Afterimage marks the final film by late Polish film director Andrzej Wajda who died in early October at the age of 90 from pulmonary failure. Four of his movies were nominated for best foreign language Oscars: 1975’s The Promised Land, 1979’s The Maids of Wilko, 1981’s Man of Iron (1981) 2007’s and Katyń (2007), and once again Poland is appropriately submitting the filmmaker’s latest Afterimage as its Oscar contender this year. Sixteen years ago, Wajda received an… Read

Business

L.A. Ramping Up Security After Threat To Universal City Metro Station

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The FBI and Los Angeles law enforcement agencies held a news conference this evening to announce they will be ramping up security for the city’s Metro rail system Tuesday after an anonymous tipster warned that the Metro Red Line station nearest NBCUniversal’s sprawling Universal Studios Hollywood complex would be attacked. Officials said the threat was considered “specific and imminent,” and decided to make it public because they had little time to vet the threat as they… Read

Awards

Pharrell Williams On ‘Hidden Figures’ Hidden NASA History – The Contenders Video

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"Up until recently, a women's contribution to history has often been dismissed, discounted and often at times even erased from public acknowledgment," said Hidden Figures executive producer Pharrell Williams during the film’s The Contenders Presented by Deadline panel in front of a standing-room-only DGA theater crowd last month. "I see that when you push women down, you are actually pushing them to stand up even stronger," the multiple Grammy winner added of the film… Read

TV

‘Big Little Lies’ Trailer: Watch HBO’s Murderous Moms Of Monterey

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“So we’re, like, seriously using the word murder?” Indeed they are, as this trailer for HBO’s upcoming limited series Big Little Lies makes very clear. Debuting February 19 at 9 pm ET/PT, the seven-episode series is based on Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel about three mothers of first-graders whose perfect lives unravel in the most shocking ways. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole KidmanShailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoe Kravitz… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel To Host The Oscars

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UPDATE with Academy and producer quotes: It was one of the worst-kept yet longest-gestating secrets that Jimmy Kimmel would host the 2017 Oscars. Now it’s official, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected the ABC late-night host to top the show. The news will mark the first time ever that all four big awards shows in a row are hosted by the corresponding network’s late-night host as the shows serve as promotional tools for them. This year, Kimmel… Read

Business

Music Manager & Pharrell Williams Collaborator Rob Walker Joins UTA

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Music manager and entrepreneur Rob Walker has joined the New York office of UTA Music where he will become an agent. He will focus on creating new opportunities for UTA-repped artists, including establishing partnerships across all areas of entertainment and building new businesses around clients. Walker has been manager of The Neptunes producing duo Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who together co-founded the Star Trak record label, and he helped launch the Ice Cream… Read

Box Office

‘Baywatch’ Surfs To Memorial Day Weekend, ‘Life’ Flies To March

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Paramount’s Seth Gordon-directed feature adaptation of 1990s TV show Baywatch will now go on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, instead of May 19. Baywatch moves out of a weekend that got very crowded with four other wide releases that included Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Alien Covenant, Open Road’s The Nut Job 2, and New Line/Warner Bros.’ Annabelle 2 and will now square against  Disney fifthquel The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.  What… Read

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Shake-Up At ‘Duck Dynasty’ Producer Gurney Productions: Founders Placed On “Temporary Leave Of Absence”

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A shake-up is underway at Duck Dynasty producer Gurney ProductionsITV’s Craig Armstrong sent an email to staff today informing them that founders Scott and Deirdre Gurney have been “placed on a short, temporary leave of absence” and are “no longer responsible for day-to-day operations of the company.” Armstrong, reality TV producer and co-CEO of 5X5 Media, has been appointed interim Gurney CEO. UK’s ITV bought a controlling interest in U.S.-based Gurney Productions in… Read