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Kamala Harris Officially Announces White House Run On ‘Good Morning America’

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As expected, California Sen. Kamala Harris officially announced her 2020 White House bid on Martin Luther King Day morning. Appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos set the stage, noting Harris first had been elected to the Senate in 2016 after 20 years as a prosecutor, including stints as San Francisco’s DA and California Attorney General. Robin Roberts, stepping on whatever made-for-TV drama Harris’s announcement might still have held, told viewers… Read

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‘Fox & Friends’ Apologizes For Accidental Graphic Suggesting Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Dead

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UPDATED with Fox News statement: Fox & Friends has apologized after briefly airing a graphic Monday suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. The graphic, which flashed on the screen briefly following a commercial break ahead of Ainsley Earhardt’s report on campus culture, featured a photo of the Supreme Court Justice with the caption 1933-2019. (see below) The co-hosts later acknowledged the graphic and apologized for the error. "We don't want to… Read

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‘Stan & Ollie’ Director Jon S. Baird On Joining Martin Scorsese’s Inner Circle, And Doing Justice To Laurel & Hardy

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For a world reeling from divisive politics and barefaced cynicism, Jon S. Baird's Stan & Ollie, based on Jeff Pope's screenplay about Laurel & Hardy's unceremonious tour of Great Britain after the Second World War, when their stars had largely faded, is an existential salve. It is a paean to the spirit of artistry that drove two of the finest comic performers ever to grace the screen and a testament to their resolve when the world seemed determined to drive a wedge… Read

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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ & ‘Titans’ Star Brenton Thwaites, Lily Sullivan Lead Oz Pic ‘I Met A Girl’

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EXCLUSIVE: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and DC Universe’s Titans star Brenton Thwaites is leading cast alongside Lily Sullivan (Amazon’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, Mental) in the Australian comedy-drama I Met A Girl, which got underway today. Thwaites stars as an impulsive musician struggling with schizophrenia who falls for a mysterious woman (Sullivan) who may be all in his head. When she suddenly vanishes, he takes off on a cross-country journey across… Read

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ITV Label Possessed Scores Bumper Order For ‘5 Gold Rings’ As Ex-Sky Chief Adam MacDonald Joins As Chairman

Possessed, the ITV Studios-backed company behind Nickelodeon gameshow Keep It Spotless, has brought in former Sky exec Adam MacDonald as chairman and scored a bumper order for ITV format 5 Gold Rings. The label, which is run by former Deal or No Deal exec producer and "banker" Glenn Hugill, has secured two more runs of 5 Gold Rings, the primetime ITV gameshow hosted by Philip Schofield. The show, which was previously piloted in the U.S. by NBC, is a physical game show… Read

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BAFTA Awards For Sue Bruce-Smith, Roger Pratt; ‘Harry Potter’ Production Designer Prize; FDA Chief Exits — UK Briefs

BAFTA has presented Special Awards to longstanding Film4 executive Sue Bruce-Smith and DoP Roger Pratt (Batman). Bruce-Smith, Deputy Director at Film4, was recognized with a Special Award for her outstanding contribution to British cinema with speakers at a Friday event including former Film4 boss Tessa Ross, BFI Deputy CEO Ben Roberts, producer Gail Egan, and current Film4 boss Daniel Battsek. Bruce-Smith, who has worked on movies including Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years A… Read

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‘Dating No Filter’ Producer Lime Pictures Relocates Unscripted Exec Ben Crompton To LA To Bolster U.S. Expansion

The Only Way Is Essex producer Lime Pictures is ramping up its U.S. business with its unscripted development chief Ben Crompton moving to LA to lead this expansion. This comes ahead of tonight's launch of All3Media-owned Lime's latest U.S. commission, Dating No Filter for E!. Crompton, who is currently Head of Unscripted Development, will join Lime's U.S. division as EVP of Development. He will develop shows that blend entertainment and factual and will continue to report… Read

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Super Bowl LIII Set, As New England Patriots Beat Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 In OT

The Chiefs had a loud crowd behind them at their Arrowhead Stadium home and the best young quarterback in the game. They just didn’t have Tom Brady. The wild and woolly AFC championship boiled down to this: quarterback Brady of the New England Patriots had the ball first in overtime. If you’re his opponent, that’s never a good thing, and Brady made them pay, resulting in a 37-31 New England victory. The Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs were like prize fighters, trading… Read

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Los Angeles Rams Going To Super Bowl, Beat New Orleans Saints 26-23 In OT

The Los Angeles Rams hit a 57-yard field goal in overtime to win the NFC championship and secure a spot in Super Bowl LIII, to be played Feb. 3 in Atlanta. Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein was the late game hero. Besides the winning kick, he made a 48-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 23-23 and send it to overtime. The final kick made 33-year-old Rams coach Sean McVay the youngest coach to ever reach the Super Bowl. The Saints won the toss for… Read

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‘Glass’ Cracks $89M 3-Day Global Bow; ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Nears $800M WW – International Box Office

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UPDATE, writethru: M. Night Shyamalan's Glass took the top spot at the international box office this weekend with $48.5M in 55 markets. That's right in line with pre-weekend projections and positions the Blumhouse pic at 13% ahead of its predecessor, Split. Disney, which handled the first movie in Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy, 2000's Unbreakable, has overseas on Glass via Buena Vista International. Combined with the domestic take (via Universal), the global three-day… Read

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Fiji Water Girl Kelleth Cuthbert Snags ‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Appearance

It apparently pays to photobomb. Kelleth Cuthbert, the Fiji Water Girl whose blue dress, coy smile and knack for being in strategic places captivated the online world on the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet, has been working on the soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful. Her appearance will air Feb. 6, according to reports. Cuthbert posted a photo of herself on Instagram with some of the soap’s cast this week, captioning the shot, “Thank you to the lovely folks of… Read

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PGA Gives ‘Green Book’ Another Big Win But There Still Is No Real Front Runner – And Who In Their Right Mind Wants To Be One?

Normally, as Green Book has now done, when a movie starts out the season by taking the top People’s Choice prize at the Toronto Film Festival, launches awards-giving season with a Best Picture win at the National Board Of Review, then backs up its cred by taking the most Golden Globes including one for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), and then wins the Producers Guild Of America Best Picture honor, you would have to dub it the front runner. That is what several pundits are… Read