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Nancy Pelosi To Host Congressional Screening Of Gun Violence Documentary

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In the homestretch of a heated election season where gun laws and regulations have been the at the forefront of discussion, Robert Greenwald’s documentary Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA is set for a congressional screening led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She will be joined by other congressional members at Thursday’s screening in Washington, D.C., which is said to be a push toward sparking serious conversations about sensible gun legislation. The… Read


‘Before The Flood’ Trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Documentary On Climate Change


“We’ve known about this for decades … and the problem seems to be getting worse and worse and worse.” Here’s the trailer for Before The Flood, a documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio that will have a theatrical run next month followed by a global TV airing a week-plus later. “I just want to know how far we’ve gone,” DiCaprio says, “and if there’s anything we can do anything to stop it.” There are mind-numbing and/or heart-wrenching scenes of glaciers… Read


Donald Trump Vs. Hillary Clinton: Deadline Live Blogs The Debate

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Trumpocalypse is upon us. Deadline is live-blogging tonight's first 2016 presidential debate pitting petulant thin-skinned real estate mogul turned reality TV star turned GOP candidate Donald Trump, against the Democrats’ overqualified, over-rehearsed, underliked and under suspicion former Secretary of state/senator/first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. The 90-minute event is expected to give the Super Bowl a run for its money, with about 100M people tuning in, in hopes the… Read


Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Jumps Into Clinton-Trump Debate As Oscar & Presidential Campaigns Start To Merge


Tonight’s first debate faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to draw Super Bowl-size ratings just as filmmakers continue to jump head-first into the political waters with all eyes focused on the November presidential election. Earlier this year, conservative gadfly Dinesh D’Souza — who beat doing prison time for a felony illegal campaign contribution in 2014 — attempted to damage the Clinton campaign with his latest, called Hillary’s America: The Sec… Read


California Enacts Law Preventing IMDb Pro From Listing Actors’ Ages


In a move hailed by SAG-AFTRA as a major advance for working actors, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill today that will require IMDb Pro to remove the ages of actors and others listed on the site if asked by them to do so. The bill was pushed by SAG-AFTRA as a way to combat age discrimination, but is almost certain to face a First Amendment challenge. The bill was narrowly crafted to apply only to "commercial online entertainment employment providers" that… Read


Peter Bart: Seniors Join Women And Minorities In Diversity Push


Diversity is still the hot cause in Hollywood, but here's one side of the issue that's been under-reported: There's growing evidence that Hollywood is ignoring its “senior audience” in terms of marketing, casting and choice of subject matter. And new studies have dramatized the harmful impact. That's one reason why Clint Eastwood has a big smile on his face these days. At a time when tentpole releases aimed at the younger demo are fading quickly, his new film Sully likely… Read


Thomas Gibson Gives His Side Of ‘Criminal Minds’ Firing

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A month-plus after he was fired from CBSCriminal Minds, Thomas Gibson is telling his version of the altercation that led to his dismissal. The actor, who had played Special Agent Aaron Hotchner since the series' 2005 debut, told People that his run-in with writer-producer Virgil Williams was a minor incident that was blown out of proportion. “We were shooting a scene late one night when I went to Virgil and told him there was a line that I thought contradicted an… Read


No Protests Or Controversy At ‘Birth Of A Nation’ L.A. Premiere

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The premiere of The Birth is a Nation went off without a hitch – and without any protesters. Perhaps audiences – and Oscar voters – will decide that it should be judged on its own merits and not on the long ago allegation the film's director, Nate Parker, and story co-writer Jean McGianni Celestin, raped a fellow student at Penn State. Parker was acquitted at the end of the 2001 trial, and Celestin's conviction for sexual assault was later overturned and the case was… Read


‘West Wing’ Cast Stumps For Hillary Clinton In Ohio This Weekend


Let’s walk and talk, shall we? If you’re in the Buckeye State this weekend, there’s a chance you might see such a phenomenon as six cast members from the 2000s White House drama The West Wing are hitting Ohio to campaign for Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee’s camp said today that Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina and Mary McCormack will be hitting events Saturday and Sunday in cities including Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton, and… Read


Alan Yang Responds To Italian American Foundation Being “Disturbed” By His Emmy Speech

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UPDATED, 2:50 PM: Alan Yang took to social media today to respond to the National Italian American Foundation’s negative reaction to his Emmy acceptance speech on Sunday. “The point isn’t to pit groups of people against each other,” he wrote on Instagram. “I was praising what I consider to be four masterpieces of film and TV.” Here is his post: Read


Teamsters Women’s Conference Celebrates “Sisterhood,” But Few Movie Drivers Are Female


The International Brotherhood of Teamsters will hold its annual Women's Conference in Hollywood this week, titled "Lights, Camera, Teamster Women in Action." The three-day conference, which will be attended by IBT general president James P. Hoffa – the son of the late-Jimmy Hoffa – is billed as "a time to celebrate sisterhood," but in the movie business, driving big rigs is still largely the brotherhood that the union's name implies. "We're trying to get more women and… Read


Threats Of Violence Mar Hollywood Teamsters Local 399 Election


EXCLUSIVE: Violence and the threat of violence have shaken Teamsters Local 399, which is in the midst of a bitterly contested election. A source tells Deadline that the home of the local's leader, secretary-treasurer Steve Dayan, was recently vandalized. Last night, his opponents called off a rally "due to threats of violence." Dayan, who is seeking re-election, could not be reached Sunday night, and the alleged vandalism of his home could not be confirmed. However, the… Read