Roman Polanski Will Not Be Extradited To The U.S. From Poland
Polish prosecutors announced on Friday that they will not challenge a judge’s decision issued last month rejecting a U.S. request to extradite director Roman Polanski. The prosecutors in Krakow affirmed Judge Dariusz Mazur’s ruling, which blocked the request by U.S. authorities. At the time, Mazur stated, “I find no rational answer to the question: What is the real point of the U.S. extradition request?" Polanski is now free to reside and work in Poland, his birth… Read
Alec Baldwin, Laurence Fishburne, LaTanya Richardson Jackson To Read At Arthur Miller’s 100th Birthday Party
The centenary of the Death Of A Salesman playwright’s birth is being celebrated with Broadway revivals and much academic truffle-sniffing, but this event might get closest to the heart of Arthur Miller’s legacy: The Arthur Miller Foundation has announced a star-filled Broadway benefit performance on January 25. The one-night-only gathering to raise funds for the Foundation's theater and film education programs will feature performances by Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, Lauren… Read
Chiwetel Ejiofor To Receive BIFA’s Richard Harris Award
Chiwetel Ejiofor will be this year’s recipient of the British Independent Film Awards’ Richard Harris Award. Introduced in 2002 in honor of the legendary Richard Harris in recognition of an outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, the award will be presented to Ejiofor at this year's ceremony on December 6.
Previous winners include John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon… Read
Nicole Kidman, James McAvoy Take Top Acting Prizes At London Evening Standard Awards
Actors known more for their Hollywood work than for the stage took best performance honors Sunday at London’s Evening Standard Theater Awards with Nicole Kidman and James McAvoy taking the top prizes. Kidman won best actress for her critically praised turn as under-appreciated DNA scientist Rosalind Franklin in Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51, and McAvoy was named best actor for his role as the delusional English earl in a revival of Peter Barnes' 1968 satire The Ruling Class… Read
‘Tonight Show’ Success: Fallon, Fun & “Be In Touch With Fans 24 Hours A Day” On Social Media – N.Y. Comedy Fest
Like Godot, Jimmy Fallon never showed up for “A Sit-Down With The Tonight Show Writers,” a New York Comedy Festival/Times Talks event Saturday afternoon moderated by New York Times pop culture scribe Dave Itzkoff. Not that Fallon was expected; this was pitched as a behind-the-scenes look at how the top late night show is created every night. But fealty, deserved to be sure, was never far from the lips of a team that has been with Fallon in some cases since high… Read
Academy President Says “We Stand In Solidarity” With The French
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs got things rolling at tonight’s Governors Awards ceremony with a pointed acknowledgement of tragic events in Paris. “We stand in solidarity in support of France and the French people,” Boone Isaacs said. “Our connection with the film-loving French is deep. As we gather here we also mourn those who died. We send our deepest condolences to our friends in France.”
Boone Isaacs, as it happens, just returned from France so events there… Read
Adele In Talks To Take Cameo In Xavier Dolan’s ‘The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan’
British singing superstar Adele is reportedly in talks to make a cameo in Canadian director Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan. The singer, who recently worked with Dolan on the video to her comeback single “Hello”, has already had a taste of the film business. She sang- and won the Academy Award- for the theme song to the previous Bond film Skyfall.
Adele is not expected to record any original music for John F. Donovan, which… Read
Marlo Thomas Recalls Mike Nichols, Edgar Bergen With Diane Sawyer & Candice Bergen
Marlo Thomas, who’s headlining Joe DiPietro’s off-Broadway comedy of indiscretions Clever Little Lies, saw several different circles of her life intersect over lunch at La Grenouille, one of the last surviving outposts of formal French dining in Manhattan. Representing the human rights sector were two Glorias, writer and editor Steinem and lawyer Allred. Journalist Diane Sawyer and fake journalist Murphy Brown, aka Candice Bergen, came, along with Thomas’ friends from… Read
Charo To Topline Family Reality Series For Televisa USA
Charo is set to star in and produce Charo In Charge, a reality series that will follow her and her eccentric family’s adventures, for Televisa USA. No premiere date has been set.
The series is centered on the multi-generational family’s life in their Beverly Hills compound. "We love Beverly Hills but I think we are the right family in the wrong neighborhood," says Charo. "All we're doing is cooking paella in the backyard on an open fire, with my son and his girlfriend and… Read
First Look: ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Feature Film Starts Shooting
As Deadline previously reported, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are re-teaming for a big screen adaptation of their classic TV comedy Absolutely Fabulous. The BBC and Fox Searchlight, who are co-financing and distributing, have released a first look image, which shows the girls toasting to the good life in their iconic roles as Edina and Patsy. Set in the worlds of fashion and PR, the original TV series debuted in 1992 to immediate acclaim and high ratings, going on… Read
Jennifer Lawrence Presses Case On Equal Pay For Actresses
Though she has become one of Hollywood’s best-paid movie stars of any gender, who better than Jennifer Lawrence to carry the mantle of getting actresses comparable paydays to male movie stars? She comes out swinging in an essay for Lenny, the new online newsletter launched by Lena Dunham to address issues on feminism and… Read
Academy Museum Gets $5M+ Donation From Shirley Temple Black Estate
The young Shirley Temple was Hollywood’s top box-office draw for four consecutive years in the 1930s, and now her estate has made a toe-tapping donation to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Her family has gifted the future facility with more than $5 million and some key artifacts from her early career as the child star who danced, sang and dimpled her way into film lore. The Academy Museum's education center will be named The Shirley Temple Education Studio.