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
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
White House Correspondents’ Dinner Live Blog: Who Needs Donald Trump?
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
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
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
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
‘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
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
‘Hawaii Five-O’ Ratings Top Night On Slow Friday, ‘Let It Fall’ LA Riots Docu OK
On a Friday night that saw Round 2 and 5 of the NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs on cable, primetime saw Hawaii Five-O (0.9/4) topping primetime on the Big 4 among adults 18-49.
In fact, while the 50th State set series was down a tenth from its last original of April 14, CBS had the top rated show of Friday and the most watched. Declining 20% in the demo from its last original of two weeks ago, Blue Bloods still held on to the most sets of eyeballs with 8.46 million tuning in… Read
Amazon & Netflix Lead Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners- Full List
Driven largely by kids animated fare, Internet networks Netflix and Amazon topped their linear counterparts at the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena on Friday, April 28.
Amazon took home 13 statuettes, followed by Netflix (11), CBS and PBS (9), NBC (8), HBO (5) and OWN (4). Among individual programs, Netflix’s Trollhunters nabbed the most wins, 6, followed by NBC’s Days Of Our Lives, PBS’ Odd Squad, HBO’s Sesam… Read
‘Reservoir Dogs’ Reunion: Quentin Tarantino Recalls When He “Knew Making Movies Was Going To Work Out” — Tribeca
Quentin Tarantino took the 25th anniversary Reservoir Dogs roadshow to the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, bringing along cast members Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth. The film played at Sundance in January, returning to the place where it had its world premiere in 1992.
Journalist Lynn Hirschberg began the post-screening chat at the Beacon Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side asking Tarantino to recall the first screening at the festival.
‘Real Time’: Elizabeth Warren Ignores Bill Maher’s “Pocahontas” Joke
UPDATED WITH VIDEO Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t take the bait tonight when she appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher. She didn’t respond to Donald Trump’s earlier taunts, she didn’t answer Maher’s suggestion that she run for president – and she neither cracked a smile nor lashed back when Maher called her Pocahontas.
Speaking about middle-class Trump voters, Maher said, in the one-on-one top-of-show interview with Warren, “They don’t like you… Read