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‘Vice’, ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Among Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners

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The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards were handed out tonight at L.A. Live’s Novo Theater, recognizing work on the big and small screens. Oscar nominees for makeup and hair Mary Queen of Scots from Focus Features and Annapurna’s Vice were among the winners in 23 categories celebrating the year’s best in the craft. On the television side, Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars also picked up trophies. Melissa McCarthy, nominated… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open – Alec Baldwin’s Trump Declares ‘Fake’ Border Emergency

Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live this weekend to mock President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration a day earlier to pay for his border wall. “I’m here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency,” Baldwin said right after stepping in front of the podium and a gaggle of reporters at a White House news conference. Before offering details on his emergency declaration, he shared some other breaking news. “I just had a great health exam. I’m… Read

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Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Say ‘Empire’ Star Didn’t Play “Role In His Own Attack”

BREAKING… As Chicago police declare a significant shift in “the trajectory of the investigation" of the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett nearly three weeks ago, the attorneys for the Empire star has come out swinging tonight in his defense. “As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” said defense lawyers Todd S. Pugh… Read

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Former Fox Anchor Heather Nauert Withdraws Name From Consideration to Become UN Ambassador

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert is no longer in line to become United Nations ambassador after withdrawing her name from consideration Saturday. "I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary [Mike] Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations,” Nauert said in the statement today. “However, the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my… Read

Film

Dwayne Johnson Wraps ‘Most Challenging Film’ Ever – ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’

Hobbs And Shaw

It’s a wrap on Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Dwayne Johnson shared the news Friday on Instagram, saying production just ended on the “most challenging film” he’s ever done. “HOBBS & SHAW is officially wrapped,” Johnson wrote. “Easily the most challenging film I've ever produced and starred in, however based on the fans' insanely hyped ‘break the internet’ reactions to our first trailer — this film is also shaping up to be my most rewarding.” The… Read

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Bette Midler to Perform Song From ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ At Oscars

Bette Midler will be taking the stage at the 91st Academy Awards. The Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner shared the news on Twitter Saturday that she’ll be performing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns. “So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that’s singing) on the Oscars on Feb 24…the nominated song from “Mary Poppins”…”The Place Where Lost Things Go” …so excited!!” she wrote and was immediately retweeted by the Academy. So… Read

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Puts The Mass Incarceration Issue On The Big Screen – Guest Column

If Beale Street Could Talk

Gina Clayton-Johnson is executive director of the Essie Justice Group, which she founded (and named after her great grandmother) in 2014 to harness the collective power of women with incarcerated loved ones to end mass incarceration's harm to women and communities. She wrote this piece after seeing Annapurna’s If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel that is up for three Oscars on February 24 — for Jenkins’ screenplay, supporting… Read

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Jussie Smollett Viewed As “Active Participant” By Cops In Alleged Assault

NEW YORK CITY - MAY 16: Jussie Smollett arrives at the FOX 2016 Programming Presentation red carpet arrivals at the Wollman Rink in Central Park on Monday, May 16, 2016, in New York City. (Credit: Diego Corredor / MediaPunch /IPX)

(UPDATED with Chicago PD statement) BREAKING: The focus of the Chicago Police Department's probe into the alleged assault of Jussie Smollett almost three weeks ago has shifted – to the Empire star himself. "The new direction of the investigation is now based on the premise that Mr. Smollett was an active participant in the incident," a law enforcement source close to the situation told Deadline today. "We can confirm that the information received from the individuals… Read

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Fortnite Star “Ninja” Has Toy Line Debuting At NY Toy Fair

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins influence in the gaming world is about to expand into real life. The social media influencer, whose streaming videos of his Fortnite gaming exploits on Twitch have built an audience of 13 million followers and 21 million YouTubers, will now have his own line of collectible figurines and plush dolls.  The 27-year-old gamer’s toys are expected to be on display this weekend at the annual New York Toy Fair. Wicked Cool Toys plans nearly a dozen different… Read

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition

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Let’s face it – most musicians don’t like President Donald Trump. That was underlined on Friday, when R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills took to Twitter to protest the use of his band’s song Everybody Hurts on a video from the State of the Union speech. Mills reacted when President Trump retweeted the video to his massive online following. So today, the people who made the video – slugged Carpedonktum – changed up the music. Instead of R.E.M., they used the Trump theme song, Lee… Read

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Berlin Film Festival 2019 Winners: Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Takes Golden Bear; Full List Of Winners

Nadav Lapid

UPDATED with full list of winners: The Berlin Film Festival crowned its winners tonight at a ceremony in the Berlinale Palast. Big winners included Synonyms (Synonymes), which took home the festival’s top prize Golden Bear for Best Film and By the Grace of God, which won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize. I Was at Home, But won the Best Director accolade, and there was a double hit in the acting categories for the Republic of China's So Long, My Son, which won Best Actor… Read

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Friday Ratings: Fox’s ‘Proven Innocent’ Starts Soft, But ‘Last Man Standing’ Tops Demos

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Another Friday, another demo win for Fox’s Last Man Standing, as back-to-back episodes dominated the demo ratings shares, scoring a 1.1/6 and 6.12 million viewers at 8 PM, then staying strong with a 1.0/5 and 5.63 million at 8:30 PM But the twin knockouts didn’t particularly help Fox’s new legal drama Proven Innocent, which debuted to an 0.5/3 and 3.09 million at 9 PM, going up against tough competition elsewhere. On CBS, the debut of Levy Tran as a new character on MacGyv… Read