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Stephen Woolley & Elizabeth Karlsen To Receive BAFTA For Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema

Carol and Colette producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, co-founders of Number 9 Films, are to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the 72nd BAFTAs on Sunday 10 February in London. Previous recipients of the prestigious BAFTA award include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title, John Hurt and BBC Films. Producing duo Woolley and Karlsen are among the most prolific indie film producers working in the UK today… Read


Pete Davidson Shows Christmas Spirit In Brief ‘SNL’ Appearance After Disturbing Post

Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson raised a lot of concern on Saturday with an unsettling Instagram post that reportedly triggered a welfare check by NYPD. Hours later, he made a brief appearance on SNL, showing everyone that he was alive and well, and even donned a Christmas-colored outfit to fit in with the show’s Christmas theme and the song that followed him. Davidson introduced musical guest Miley Cyrus’ performance of John Lennon and Yoke Ono’s classic (Ha… Read


‘Saturday Night Live’ Holds Oscar Host Auditions Following Kevin Hart’s Exit

After briefly addressing the Kevin Hart Oscar controversy during Weekend Update last week, Saturday Night Live tonight dedicated a video skit to the search for a new Oscar host following Hart's quick exit from the job amid furor over old homophobic tweets. “The search for a new  host begins. Who will risk everything for the chance to gain nothing,” SNL‘s audition segment asked, summing up the reasons hosting the Oscars has been called a thankless job because of the… Read


‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller, Matt Damon & Robert De Niro Celebrate The Holidays With ‘It’s A Wonderful Trump’

The Saturday Night Live winter finale appropriately kicked off with a holiday-themed black and white cold open titled “It’s a Wonderful Trump” which celebrated a Trump-less presidency with some of your favorite SNL special guest stars. Obviously, Alec Baldwin came in to reprise his role as Donald Trump one last time for 2018. A spoof of It’s a Wonderful Life, a man from heaven named Clarence (Kenan Thompson) comes down to show a frustrated Trump how America would be if he… Read


Michael Weatherly’s Former ‘NCIS’ Co-Stars Defend Him After Eliza Dushku’s Sexual Harassment Claims

After it was revealed that Les Moonves was directly involved in a $9.5 million payout to Eliza Dushku in January after the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum accused Bull star Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment, Weatherly’s former NCIS alums took to Twitter to defend their former co-star. NCIS fan favorite Pauley Perrette posted a pic of herself and Weatherly with the caption: “This man… I love, respect, trust, and I KNOW. TWO decades of friendship and respect. The best. I… Read


Pete Davidson Accounted For After Disturbing Post; ‘SNL’ Cast Member Deletes Instagram

Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson has been accounted for and seems to be fine after he wrote an unsettling Instagram post. He has since deleted his social media accounts but has been getting an outpouring of support. "I'm doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don't know how much longer I can last,” Davidson, who is very open about his mental health, wrote on Instagram. “All I've ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so.” The… Read


Academy Award Trophy For ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ Sells For Nearly $500K


A rare auction of Oscar statues has resulted in the sale of the 1947 Best Picture award for $492,000. Gentleman’s Agreement, which examined anti-Semitism and starred Gregory Peck, was sold by auction house Profiles in History. The auction house also sold a Best Picture statue for 1935’s Mutiny on the Bounty, which brought in $240,000. Other notable sales at the auction included an archive of papers on the origin and development of The Wizard of Oz, which sold for $1.2… Read


Friday Ratings: Fox’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Takes The Demo Race, With CBS Topping Total Viewership

It’s another Friday win for Fox’s Last Man Standing, which again won the demographics race with a strong 1.0/6 and 5.47 million viewers. The total is down a tenth from last week, but still enough to win the evening. CBS was, once again, the overall winner among networks in total viewers, scoring 5.46 million viewers and an o.5/3 in demos. Fox had an 0.8/5, 4.10 million tally. The audience drop was also felt by Fox’s The Cool Kids (O.8/4, 4.18 million), which is down a… Read


European Film Awards: ‘Cold War’ Scoops Top Prizes In Politically-Charged Ceremony – Full List

UDPATE: In a typically politically and socially conscious ceremony, the European Film Academy delivered its European Film Awards tonight. In Seville, Spain, Amira Casar hosted the ceremony in what she said was a European climate "resembling the 1930s." It was a post-WW II movie that took the main prizes with Ida Oscar winner Pawel Pawlikowski's black-and-white romance drama Cold War scooping Best European Film, Director, Screenplay and Actress. On winning the main kudo… Read

Box Office

‘Aquaman’ Pools $179M Through Friday Overseas; Topping $200M Today

SATURDAY UPDATE: Riding a wave into seven more markets on Friday, Warner Bros/DC’s Aquaman fished out another $27M from overseas turnstiles, lifting the international box office cume to $179.1M. There are 43 offshore hubs now in release, ahead of a further 28 next session which open alongside North America. The Trident of Neptune is claiming No. 1 in each market on Friday. Play is led by China which had a record bow last frame and, with yesterday's grosses, hit the RMB 1B… Read


‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Review: Barry Jenkins’ Artful And Moving Follow-Up To Oscar Winner ‘Moonlight’

If Beale Street Could Talk

It has taken awhile, but finally, James Baldwin is getting an English-language movie that is worthy of this great writer. It took a leap of faith by director Barry Jenkins, who went to Europe in the summer of 2013 and not only wrote Moonlight, which went on to win the Oscar Best Picture, as well as Adapted Screenplay Oscar, but he also wrote an adaptation of Baldwin’s 1974 work If Beale Street Could Talk on a wing and a prayer, as it were. He had no permission from… Read


President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition

It’s already a busy Saturday online for President Donald Trump. There’s a cabinet change and a roundup of the usual suspects going on, and it’s not even noon in Washington, DC. The Commander-in-Tweet’s online day started at 6:14, with the announcement that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke would be leaving the administration by the end of the year. The move was not unexpected, as Zinke has been under fire. The President followed up with a tweet promising to name… Read