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Kevin Hart Finds Humor (And A Life Lesson) In The Chicago Marathon

Kevin Hart took the stage at the Wall Street Journal’s Tech D.Live conference with plenty of professional accomplishments to talk about, from his national comedy tour that sold over 1 million tickets to his film, Night School, that brought in nearly $100 million in worldwide box office. Here’s one feat that might have escaped notice: Hart said he ran the Chicago marathon on the same day that he performed a comedy show in Nashville. The comedian committed to the 26-mile… Read


Gwyneth Paltrow Says Her Celebrity Was A Hindrance In Raising Money For Her Lifestyle Brand Goop

Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has built a $250 million wellness and lifestyle brand that launched its first international pop-up store London this fall and is on track to double its annual revenue this year. But even someone with Paltrow’s international celebrity and social media cachet found it difficult to raise money for her business, Goop. “Being an actress, it was really helpful to get meetings,” Paltrow told the Wall Street Journal’s Tech D. Live conference… Read


Hollywood Foreign Press Association Cancels Golden Globe Ambassador Party Amid California Wildfires

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today that they are calling off their Golden Globe Ambassador Party amid the wildfires in Los Angeles and Venture Counties, Deadline has confirmed. Organizers canceled the party that announces the Golden Globe Ambassador for the annual awards ceremony. “Due to the recent mass shooting and wildfires that are currently taking place in California, the HFPA has decided to cancel the annual Golden Globe Awards season kick-off… Read


IATSE, WGA & SAG-AFTRA Offer Aid To Members Affected By California Wildfires

UPDATED with other guilds offering fire relief, 6:30 PM: SAG-AFTRA and the WGA have joined IATSE in offering financial relief to its members affected by the California wildfires. The actor and writer unions are directing its members to contact welfare funds established for emergencies like the ones facing many of their members across the state. Details on the SAG-AFTRA and WGA programs are below. Meanwhile, IATSE said earlier this afternoon that "the unprecedented… Read


DOC NYC: ‘A Little Wisdom’, ‘Barbara Rubin & The Exploding NY Underground’ Among Winners

DOC NYC unveiled the winners for their ninth annual festival. A Little Wisdom, Barbara Rubin & the Exploding NY Underground and Short In the Absence won gran jury prizes while Out of Omaha nabbed the Audience Award. This year’s DOC NYC kicked off November 8 and concludes on the 15. The winners were announced tonight during a ceremony at the Flatiron Room in Manhattan. This year’s event included 137 feature-length films with a late addition of the world premiere of the… Read


Some Malibu Residents Allowed To Return As Fire Threat Wanes

Hours after mandatory evacuations were lifted in Hidden Hills and some surrounding areas, residents of eastern Malibu are being allowed to return to their homes tonight. A long line of cars is clogging Pacific Coast Highway as folks try to get home for the first time in five days. But it’s not an invitation for looky-loos: Residents must present an ID to get through. And some evacuation orders remain in place. The news comes as the massive Woolsey Fire closes in on… Read


Imprisoned Bill Cosby Gets 2019 Trial Date For 1974 Playboy Mansion Assault Case

Just a couple of weeks after the Superior Court of Pennsylvania rejected Bill Cosby's appeal petition in the 2004 rape case that put the once beloved comedian behind bars earlier this fall, a Los Angeles judge today inked in a new trial date for an assault of a minor that allegedly occurred 45 years ago. In a hearing Tuesday in Santa Monica, LA Superior Court Judge Craig Kaplan declared that the trial for Cosby’s supposed 1974 attack on then 15-year old Judy Huth would… Read


Disney Offers A Behind-The-Scenes Glimpse Into The Making Of ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’

Walt Disney Animation Studios used the Wall Street Journal’s technology conference to talk about how animators portrayed the internet in the film Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and build some Silicon Valley buzz for its Nov. 21 opening. Producer Clark Spencer said the internet provided an intriguing environment for the film’s two central characters, Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman), to explore, as they search for a replacement… Read


Bravo Cancels ‘Dirty John’ Red Carpet Ahead Of World Premiere Screening Due To Fires

Connie Britton and Eric Bana in Dirty John

Bravo said Tuesday that it is canceling the planned red carpet ahead of tonight’s world premiere of its anthology series Dirty John in Hollywood out of respect for victims of the wildfires still burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The screening at the NeueHouse Hollywood will go on as planned, but the 5:30 PM red carpet that was to feature the series’ cast and crew was scrapped. It comes ahead of the series debut November 25 at 10 PM on Bravo. It comes as several… Read


Director Lukas Dhont Talks Netflix Drama ‘Girl’, Opening A Dialogue With Trans Community – Awardsline Screening Series

As Belgium’s submission for this year's Foreign Language Oscar race, the Lukas Dhont-directed drama Girl tells the story of Lara (Victor Polster), a 15-year-old girl born in a boy’s body committed to becoming a professional ballerina. The film, which is Dhont’s debut feature and based on a real-life woman named Nora, premiered at Cannes and won the Camera d'Or and earned Polster a Best Performance nod. It was also acquired by Netflix for North and Latin America. During an… Read


NBC Nabs ‘Red Stick’ Crime Drama From Patricia Cornwell & Matt Tolmach

Patricia Cornwell Matt Tolmach

NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to Red Stick, a crime drama from Venom and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle producer Matt Tolmach, bestselling author Patricia Cornwell and Sony Pictures TV. Written by Samantha Humphrey (S.W.A.T.), Red Stick is based on an idea by Cornwell. It follows Dr. Annie Dodge who is summoned from New York to her hometown of Baton Rouge, LA, after the sudden death of her father, the city's beloved coroner. Now, as she's mourning the… Read


AFI Fest To Host West Coast Premiere Of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’

Aretha Franklin

AFI Fest has added a special screening of the long-delayed Aretha Franklin documentary Amazing Grace to its lineup, organizers the American Film Institute said Tuesday. The screening is set for Thursday at 8 PM PT at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood and will be the West Coast premiere of the mostly concert film, which was shot in 1972 at the New Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles when Franklin was 29. Warner Bros captured the footage for a companion… Read