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L.A. Film Critics Association Awards: ‘Roma’ Wins Best Picture – Winners List

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced their annual awards Sunday morning with Roma taking home honors for Best Picture and Debra Granik winning Best Director for Leave No Trace. Ethan Hawke continues to impress critics with his role in First Reformed as he was named Best Actor while the brilliant Olivia Colman took the trophy for Best Actress for her role in The Favourite. Regina King was crowned queen once again winning Best Supporting Role for her… Read

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Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray Made Homophobic Tweets As Teenager

Add Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray to the list of those with homophobic tweets requiring an apology. Hours after winning the Heisman, given annually to college football’s top player, the 21-year-old Oklahoma quarterback was apologizing for tweets he made when he was 14-years-old. They were discovered in an online search, becoming standard practice for anyone in the news. As a teen, Murray made an anti-gay slur to friends via Twitter, calling using the word “queer”… Read

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Ninja Takes Home Three Honors In Gamers Choice Awards On CBS

Winners of the first Gamers' Choice Awards were announced today on a CBS broadcast, led by gamer Ninja copping three honors. KISS kicked off the show with an homage to the creative genius of comics creator Stan Lee, who is credited with laying the foundation for many games and gaming characters. The top gamers and esports stars were in attendance, including Ninja, who brought home three Gamers' Choice Awards, taking home honors for Fan Favorite Esports Player of the Year… Read

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‘Flash’-‘Arrow’-‘Supergirl’ DC Crossover Review: Bring On The ‘Batwoman’ Series

How tough is Gotham City on tourists? That’s the lesson that awaits three out-of-town superheroes — Green Arrow, Supergirl and the Flash — as they  (and The CW network) all test their luck in Batman’s hometown in a three-night superhero crossover event that begins tonight on The Flash (8 EST/PST). The CW has made an annual tradition of these epic crossover events and this year’s edition brings together the title heroes from three of the network’s five live-action DC Comics… Read

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‘Doctor Who’ New Year’s Special Trailer Unleashed Via BBC America – Show Renewed For 2020

The new year will start off with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. At least according to the official trailer for the Doctor Who New Year’s special, Resolution, which will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 8 PM ET/PT on BBC America. In the New Year’s Day special, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth's history. The Doctor (Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) are braced to overcome this threat to… Read

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‘Aquaman’ Dives Into China With $94M; Best-Ever WB, DC & December Bow – International Box Office

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SUNDAY UPDATE, writethru: The tide was with Warner Bros/DC's Aquaman this weekend in China where the James Wan-directed pic splashed out on a huge $93.6M (RMB 644.8M) opening. This is the biggest Middle Kingdom launch frame ever for WB, surpassing Ready Player One by 66%, and the best ever for the month of December. As we noted on Saturday, it is also the top bow for a DC title in the market, coming in 92% above Justice League, 78% over Batman V Superman: Dawn Of… Read

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‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Opens Regal; ‘The Favourite’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office

UPDATED AT BOTTOM: The Queens have it again. Focus Features opened Mary Queen of Scots in four New York and L.A. locations Friday to a robust start, taking in over $200K for a weekend, topping $50,045 per-heater average, placing it as the 11th highest PTA of the year as of Sunday morning. Specialty moviegoers are clearly satiating their zest for period films centering on monarchs from the British Isles. Fox Searchlight's The Favourite had the year's highest opening… Read

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Menendez Brothers Murderers Surface On Viral Basketball Trading Card

One of the entertainment industry’s most notorious murders has been spotlighted in a most unlikely place – a basketball trading card. Lyle and Erik Menendez, the Beverly Hills brothers who brutally killed their father and mother, entertainment executive José Menéndez and his wife Mary (Kitty), are depicted on a Hoops trading card from the 1990-1991 season. The brothers were captured calmly sitting courtside on the card, an action shot featuring former Knicks guard Mark… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Rise With Host Jason Momoa

NBC's Saturday Night Live, with host Jason Momoa, musical guest Mumford & Sons and Robert de Niro returning as Robert Mueller, averaged a 4.3 Live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. That was up from last week’s show, which was hosted by Claire Foy with musical guest Anderson .Paak (4.1, 1.5) to tie the episodes hosted by Jonah Hill and Steve Carell (both at 4.4, 1.7) for SNL's second… Read

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‘SNL’: Weekend Update Reveals Its Choice To Replace Kevin Hart On The Oscars

Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment had a good time with one of the top entertainment stories of the week: Kevin Hart’s decision to step down from his nomination to host the Academy Awards after a furor surrounding past homophobic comments. News anchor Michael Che noted that the Academy was demonstrating some hypocrisy in its choices. After all, it was just last year that it nominated Mel Gibson for an award, despite his notorious past of anti-Semitic remarks. If… Read

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‘Ralph’ Keeps No. 1 Away From Greedy ‘Grinch’ For Third Weekend In A Row With $16M+ – Sunday Update

Sunday AM 4th update/writethru after Saturday and Friday updates: Refresh for updated chart After a nail-biting face-off between Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and Universal/Ilumination’s The Grinch for No. 1 in the slowest of slowest weekends, Ralph won No. 1 by a distance, $16.1M to $15.1M. Essentially, Ralph 2 had the better Saturday over Grinch, with roughly $7.8M to $7.1M.  Similar to Thanksgiving openers before it, Moana and Coco, Ralph 2 notches a three-weekend… Read

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

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It’s well known that when President Donald Trump calls you “a great guy,” there’s trouble ahead. Well, he didn’t call former FBI head James Comey that in today’s tweetstorm – but he did give him a lashing and a new nickname. “Leakin’ James Comey” was clearly in the Trump cross hairs in the Sunday tweetstorm, as the Commander-in-Tweet pulled no punches. Much as he took former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the woodshed earlier this week, so today did Comey get the… Read