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‘King Jack’, ‘TransFatty Lives’ Take Top Audience Honors At Tribeca Film Festival

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King Jacka coming of age story about a 15-year old delinquent, and TransFatty Livesa doc about a New York City DJ’s battle with ALS, respectively took the best narrative and documentary audiences awards at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The winners were announced at the fest’s wrap party and each award comes with a $25K cash prize. Directed and written by Felix Thompson, King Jack stars Charlie Plummer as Jack, a teenager who is in the throes of dealing with a… Read

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Michael Bay Releases First ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′ Pics

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For those of you living under a rock – or in the sewers, one supposes – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, the upcoming sequel to last years’ hit reboot of the enduring comic-based franchise, is set to begin filming in locations around New York very soon. To prove it, producer Michael Bay took to Twitter today to reveal two of the vehicles that’ll be appearing in the film. Just some stuff I found… http://t.co/yydcIebaIC pic.twitter.com/sYNXmPpNJL — Michael Bay… Read

Business

Google’s Dan Fredinburg Among Those Killed In Everest Avalanche Following Nepal Quake

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Google executive Dan Fredinburg was one those killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, following the devastating 7.8 earthquake that rocked Nepal early this morning. Fredinburg served as Chief of Privacy for Google X, and headed up product management for the company’s Privacy team. His sister made the news public via Instagram, attributing his death to a “major head injury”. “We appreciate all of the love that has been sent our way thus far and know his soul and his… Read

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The Bruce Jenner ABC Special Won Big On Social Media

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Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 interview last night with Bruce Jenner, during which the Olympic gold medalist talked publicly for the first time about his transgender status, was ratings gold for ABC. Achieving numbers normally associated with zombies and sports, not television news magazines, the special dominated the pop culture discussion last night and continues to do so today. It’s not shock then that interview has also been a huge hit on social media, becoming the top Friday… Read

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Whose Hillary Fundraiser Is It? Organizers Minimize Katzenberg Role

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2ND UPDATE: 8:53 AM: Organizers of the May 7 Hillary Clinton fundraiser to be held at Haim and Cheryl Saban’s home are now telling Deadline that Jeffrey Katzenberg is not involved in an official capacity. Deadline was told last night by reliable sources that Katzenberg would be co-hosting the event, but that got some of the main organizers understandably bent out of shape after they put the whole thing together. The main movers and shakers here are the Sabans and Casey… Read

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Bruce Jenner Interview Ratings Gold Winner For ABC With 16.9M Watching

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The former Olympic champion's sit down with Diane Sawyer about his transition to becoming a woman proved to be a huge win for ABC last night. The 2-hour 20/20: Bruce Jenner – The Interview scored a 5.2/17 among adults 18-49 on Friday night with 16.9 million total viewers from 9 – 11 PM. That is, of course, the best 20/20 has done all season in what is one of the biggest non-awards show and non-sports event audiences on any network. On the first Friday of the May sweep… Read

Box Office

‘Furious 7′ In Fourth Lap Clocking $16M-$17M; ‘Adaline’ Has Upper Hand On Friday – B.O. Update

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Update, Saturday 7:26AM, after 6:56AM post: Lionsgate is reporting $4.96M for Lakeshore/SKE’s The Age of Adaline for Friday with Universal settling for second with Furious 7 at $4.83M.  As is the tendency with Friday figures, everything just becomes more accurate as theaters close out their drawers, which occurs into Saturday morning. Furious 7 is still expected to win this weekend with a FSS of $16M-$17M and stateside cume of $318M-$319M. Box office beancounters are… Read

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Julian Fellowes To Adapt Anthony Trollope’s ‘Doctor Thorne’ For ITV

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While Downton Abbey is preparing for its final season on the UK’s ITV, creator Julian Fellowes will be returning to the network with a new drama to begin shooting later this year. Fellowes is to adapt Anthony Trollope’s Victorian era novel Doctor Thorne as a three-part drama. Hat Trick Productions is producing with Mark Redhead (Critical) and Fellowes exec producing with Chris Kelly and Ted Childs. The story centers on Dr Thomas Thorne, who lives in the village of… Read

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Bruce Jenner Reality Series: E! Finally Confirms It During His Diane Sawyer Interview

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As Bruce Jenner – The Interview headed toward toward a conclusion Friday night on ABC, E! Entertainment finally acknowledged a new series that would document Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. E! said the series will follow Jenner’s journey seeking his "new normal." E!’s announcement was long anticipated, but Kim Kardashian and some others associated with the family franchise had been coy in interviews about the timing or even whether E! would have the show… Read

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Bruce Jenner: Kim Kardashian Told Him Kanye West “Turned Me Around On This”

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Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer that of all his daughters, Kim Kardashian has taken his transition the best. He said Kardashian told him her husband Kanye West "turned her around on this." As Jenner described it, Kanye told Kim that while he is married to the most beautiful woman in the world and has the most beautiful daughter "but if I can't be true to myself, they don't mean a thing." That’s a long way from the time Jenner disclosed that Kim had caught him wearing a… Read

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Bruce Jenner: ‘I Am A Woman’

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During tonight’s interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner talked about wanting, as a small child growing up in Tarrytown, to dress in his sisters’ dresses, and cover his short hair with his mother's scarves. "I was a lonely boy. I'm still a lonely big boy,” Jenner said. “I don't socialize a lot. I'm not an outgoing person. I never fit in." "I see women and think how lucky they are that they can wake up in the morning and be themselves." Bruce Jenner – The Interview had… Read

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Bruce Jenner To Anyone Who Thinks Otherwise: ‘This Is Not A Publicity Stunt’

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One of the next things Diane Sawyer asked Bruce Jenner as the long-awaited and -promoted interview finally got under way was that there are people who just don’t believe this is anything but another publicity stunt. To which Jenner responds with an exaggerated, joking gesture that Oh, no, we would never do that. More seriously — Really? People think that he would go through the physical, medical and surgical changes over a period of months or years, just for publicity… Read