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NYC Pre-Inaugural: Cher, Natalie Merchant And Mark Ruffalo Fire Up Michael Moore’s Anti-Trump Rally

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With Natalie Merchant, Mark Ruffalo and Cher leading the frozen hootenanny, a rally tonight outside the Trump International Hotel & Tower concluded with the crowd —estimated by the NYPD at 20K to 25K strong — singing the Woody Guthrie anthem, “This Land Is Your Land.” The song culminated an emotional two-hours-plus protest near New York City’s Columbus Circle that had been quickly organized by filmmaker Michel Moore, producer Fisher Stevens and Ruffalo. A cavalcade of… Read

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At Pre-Inaugural Concert, Donald Trump Promises “We Will Turn It Around”; His Nemesis Wayne Barrett Has Died

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

UPDATE with more details: Donald Trump addressed the crowd at his pre-inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial just after 6 PM ET. “This journey began 18 months ago,” he said. “I had something to do with it, but you had much more to do with it. I’m just the messenger. We all got tired of seeing what was happening and we wanted real change. “This started out being a small little concert, and we decided to do it in front of the Lincoln Memorial — I don’t know if it’s… Read

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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Trailer Voice-Over Talent Anthony Mendez Joins Protest, Donates All Pay to ASPCA

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EXCLUSIVE: Both angered and saddened over the images of the now viral video of a German Shepard forced into rushing water and then later disappearing under water while shooting a scene for A Dog’s Purpose, the voice-over talent of the Spanish trailer for the film has also come forward in protest. Anthony Mendez, who is also the narrator for the award-winning show Jane the Virgin, told Deadline that after watching the video, he has decided to take the payment from his work… Read

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Steve Mnuchin Confirmation Hearing Topics: China, The FBI And Relativity, Cayman Island Accounts – Update

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Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Mnuchin built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor but critics charge that he profited from thousands of home foreclosures as the chief of a sub-prime mortgage lender during the housing collapse
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UPDATE with more details: Steve Mnuchin today covered an array of topics during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee for the job of Secretary of Treasury. The former finance director for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, a former partner in Goldman Sachs, co-owner of OneWest Bank and who has been involved in several Hollywood films via Dune Capital Management and also Relativity Media prior to its bankruptcy,  he revealed some surprising… Read

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‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Gets Midsummer Release From Paramount

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Nobel Peace Prize winner former Vice President Al Gore and American President George W Bush in the Oval Office.
President Bush meets with 2007 Nobel Award winners at The White House, Washington DC, America - 26 Nov 2007

Paramount said today that it will release the long-gestating sequel to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth wide on July 28. Directed this time by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, the Participant Media film will follow the former Vice President in his efforts to fight climate change. The release-date announcement for An Inconvenient Sequel is timed to film opening the Sundance Film Festival tonight. Based on Gore’s PowerPoint presentation on global warming, the 2006 original became… Read

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‘Sherlock’ Finale Online Leak: Mystery Solved By Russia’s Channel One

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Ahead of airing in the UK and U.S. last Sunday, the Season 4 finale of BBC One/Masterpiece sleuth drama Sherlock was leaked online in a Russian version. BBC Worldwide and Channel One Russia swiftly launched an investigation into the breach on the Benedict Cumberbatch/Martin Freemna-starrer and have now determined it was an isolated and unintentional security lapse on the part of a Channel One employee. In a statement provided to Deadline, Channel One said: “We regret to… Read

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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Director Lasse Hallstrom & Voice Actor Josh Gad Upset Over “Disturbing” Video Of Terrified Dog

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Lasse Hallstrom, the director behind A Dog’s Purpose and Josh Gad who is one of the main actors of the film took to social media to voice their disgust that a dog was forced into the water during a second unit shoot on the film. The newly released video from TMZ shows a terrified German shepherd being pushed into the water by his handler as it tries to scale back up a wall, and then another part of the video clip shows the dog struggling to stay afloat and then… Read

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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Producer “Horrified” Seeing Video Of Dog Almost Drowning On Set; PETA Calls For Boycott Of Film

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Updated 6:29 PM with statement from Amblin (below): Gavin Polone, the producer of A Dog’s Purpose who is also an animal rights activist and has actually written publicly about making sure animals are treated properly in the entertainment field, told Deadline today that he was “horrified” about what happened in a second unit shoot on the set of his upcoming Universal film. PETA is asking moviegoers to boycott A Dog’s Purpose (read its statement below) after video emerged… Read

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Wanda’s Wang Jianlin On U.S. “Protectionism”: “If China Were To Retaliate, It Would Be Bad For Both” – Davos

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Much as China's President Xi Jinping did yesterday, Dalian Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin today sounded concern and a warning over potentially increased U.S. government controls on Chinese investment. Calling the concept “protectionism,” Wang said, “The main growth market of English-language films is China. It is a major source of income… So, if China were to retaliate, it's bad for both parties. I do not wish to see that materialize." Chinese investment into the U.S… Read

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Team Trump Fires Back At Ex-‘Apprentice’ Contestant’s “Absurd” Lawsuit Over His Denial Of Her Sex Assault Claim – Update

Summer Zervos, right, reads a statement alongside her attorney Gloria Allred during a news conference in Los Angeles, Friday Oct. 14, 2016. Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice" says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made unwanted sexual contact with her at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2007. Zervos is among several women who have made sexual allegations against the Republican nominee. He has strenuously denied them. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

UPDATE, 3:09 PM: Donald Trump’s transition team has struck back at Gloria Allred and her client Summer Zervos, who sued the President-elect in New York court today. "More of the same from Gloria Allred," spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. "There is no truth to this absurd story." PREVIOUS, 1:25 PM: Three days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump has been sued by a former contestant on The Apprentice, who in October accused him of sexually assaulting her in a… Read

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China President Warns On Trade War: “No One Emerges A Winner” – Davos

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In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this morning, Chinese President Xi Jinping never uttered Donald Trump’s name, but his message for the U.S. President-elect was clear enough. Xi, who is the first Middle Kingdom head of state to address the annual gathering, kicked off the proceedings by quoting Charles Dickens’ A Tale Of Two Cities. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Xi said regarding the current contradictory state of the… Read

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Monica Crowley Bows Out Of Trump Administration Role As Plagiarism Reports Swirl

FOX political commentator Monica Crowley seen in lobby of Trump Tower Donald Trump transition meetings, New York, USA - 15 Dec 2016 (Rex Features via AP Images)

Monica Crowley, the conservative radio host and former Fox News commentator whose Twitter bio boasts “Profoundly honored to serve my country,” won’t be doing that in the Trump administration. Today she said she won’t take a gig appointed by Donald Trump to serve in a senior communications role for Michael Flynn, his choice for national security adviser. The move comes amid swirling allegations of plagiarism in her 2012 book and other published materials. "After much… Read