Retrial! How Dan Gilroy & Denzel Trimmed 12 Minutes Of ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq’ Following Toronto Bow (18 Oct 2017)

Exclusive: The creative team behind the legal thriller Roman J. Israel, Esq is appealing for a retrial. After a Toronto International Film Festival premiere, the drama has been substantially reconfigured by writer/director Dan Gilroy and star Denzel Washington, to become what they feel is a much leaner, tighter and more focused drama. They dropped a dozen minutes from the running time, moved up a key scene, dropped another, and radically changed the musical backdrop. Sony… »
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‘Boo 2!’ To Shut Down Expensive ‘Geostorm’ In Crowded Weekend – Box Office Preview (18 Oct 2017)

For a second weekend in a row, a low-budget movie will take out an exorbitantly-budgeted one for the top spot. Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, the sequel to last autumn’s surprise hit, is expected to make $20 million-$25 million in a crowded weekend that includes such wide entries as Warner Bros/Skydance Media’s $120M-plus disaster film Geostorm, Universal/Working Title’s The Snowman, Sony/Black Label Media’s forest firefighter movie Only the Brave »
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Ratings: ‘This Is Us’ Stays Dominant With Tuesday Night’s Big Twist (18 Oct 2017)

“This Is Us” just keeps hitting its fans right in the heart, which is a good thing for TV ratings. It may be bad for the health of loyal viewers, however.
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The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dies at 53 After Brain Cancer Battle (18 Oct 2017)

Gord Downie, the lead singer for Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 53.
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Roy Price Resigns as Amazon Studios Head (18 Oct 2017)

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Bob Weinstein Accused of Sexual Harassment by Former ‘The Mist’ Showrunner Amanda Segel (18 Oct 2017)

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Steve Irwin Family to Return to Animal Planet After 10 Years (18 Oct 2017)

The family of the late Steve Irwin will return to Animal Planet for the first time in ten years, the network announced Wednesday. Terri Irwin and her two children, Bindi and Robert, will produce a new show in a similar vein to “The Crocodile Hunter,” which made the Irwin family a household name.  It has been more than 10 years since Steve Irwin died on Batt Reef, Australia, after an underwater confrontation with a stingray. More to come… »
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Jeffrey Katzenberg ‘Deeply, Deeply Sorry’ for Crude Molly Ringwald Diss He Denies Ever Saying (18 Oct 2017)

Former Disney and DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg has denied a crude statement about Molly Ringwald attributed to him in a 1995 MovieLine article that resurfaced this week – but nonetheless says he’s “deeply, deeply sorry.” “That Molly Ringwald had to read those words attributed to me and believe I said them is horrifying, mortifying and embarrassing to me,” Katzenberg said in a statement to TheWrap. “Anyone who knows me now or back then knows I do not use language like that as a matter of course, or tolerate it. Ms. Ringwald, 22 years too late, I am deeply, deeply sorry.” On. »
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‘House of Cards’ Maryland Set on Lockdown Due to Active Shooter (18 Oct 2017)

The area surrounding the “House of Cards” set in Maryland is currently on lockdown due to a Wednesday morning mass shooting at a nearby office park. Five people were shot and three have died, per local police, and the suspect is still on the loose. The two wounded are in critical condition. Producer Dana Brunetti told TheWrap that Robin Wright is on-set filming the Netflix series today, though Kevin Spacey is off. Brunetti added that his costume designer told him she cannot get to their Joffa, Maryland set because of the manhunt in the surrounding area. The designer was out. »
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Philadelphia Eagles’ Chris Long Hailed for Donating Entire Season’s Paychecks to Charity (18 Oct 2017)

The Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long is playing the 2017 season for charity, and sports Twitter is cheering him on. The Chris Long Foundation said Wednesday that the player’s final 10 game checks will be donated to support educational equality in the three cities he’s played for during his decade-long career: Philadelphia, St. Louis and Boston. Long had already donated his first six game checks toward scholarships to his middle and high school in Charlottesville, Virginia. Long’s base salary this year is $1 million, and he signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Eagles in March that included a. »
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Pussycat Dolls on ‘Prostitution Ring’ Accusation: ‘We Cannot Stand Behind False Allegations’ (18 Oct 2017)

The Pussycat Dolls have responded to a claim that they were a “prostitution ring,” saying that they “cannot stand behind false allegations towards other group members partaking in activities that simply did not take place.” “The Pussycat Dolls has always and will always stand for female empowerment and sisterhood,” the group said in a statement on Wednesday, according to Entertainment Weekly. “We stand in solidarity with all women who have bravely spoken publicly of their horrific experiences of abuse, harassment and exploitation. However, we cannot stand behind false allegations towards other group members partaking in activities that simply did not. »
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Lena Headey of 'Game of Thrones' Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment (18 Oct 2017)

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey added her name to the growing roster of famous actresses coming forward about their alleged encounters with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.
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Box Office: ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ to Haunt Competition on Slow Weekend (18 Oct 2017)

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