Netflix Developing New Installment of ‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ (29 Jun 2017)

Netflix is developing a new installment of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” with Working Title Television U.S. Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are on board to revive the characters they played in Showtime and PBS adaptations of the landmark Lgbt-themed novel series in the 1990s.
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Michelle Rodriguez Threatens to Leave ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise if it Doesn’t ‘Show Some Love to Women’ (29 Jun 2017)

Michelle Rodriguez is, fittingly, furious with “The Fast and the Furious” franchise for not giving enough opportunities to women.
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Olivia Cooke to star in 'Vanity Fair' adaptation for ITV, Amazon (29 Jun 2017)

Mammoth Screen to produce seven-part series.
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‘Deadpool 2’ Adds ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’ Star Julian Dennison (29 Jun 2017)

While “Deadpool” made big piles of money, and was declared the proof of concept that you could step well outside the superhero sandbox, take a risk, and have it pay off handsomely, let’s just say the movie wasn’t for me. I have very little interest in the follow-up, but now Ryan Reynolds and co. have provided one reason I might watch the sequel one day, even if it’s on an airplane.
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Box Office: ‘Baby Driver’ Races to $2.1 Million in Tuesday Night Previews (29 Jun 2017)

Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” sped to $2.1 million at 2,606 North American locations in Tuesday night previews.
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Michael Bond Dies: Paddington Bear Creator & Author Was 91 (29 Jun 2017)

Creator of Paddington, the marmalade-loving bear from deepest darkest Peru, Michael Bond has died. Publisher Harper Collins UK announced the news this afternoon, saying Bond passed away at home on Tuesday after a short illness. He was 91. The British author sold his first short story in 1945 and published his first Paddington book, A Bear Called Paddington in 1958. He ultimately published over 200 books for children, including dozens devoted to the trouble-prone duffel… »
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Kenneth Lonergan to Be Honored at Austin Film Festival (29 Jun 2017)

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'Star Wars' R2-D2 Unit Sells for $2.76 Million (29 Jun 2017)

R2-D2 may have weathered a lot of galaxy turmoil, from being abducted to taking fire in several attacks, but despite the droid's battle wounds, the robot was not worse for wear when it came to its worth in an auction held on Wednesday. As Associated Press reports, an R2-D2 unit that was used in multiple Star Wars films commanded $2.76 million in an auction held by Profiles in History.
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SAG-aftra Member Meeting Draws Several Hundred as Strike Vote Looms (29 Jun 2017)

With a possible strike authorization vote in the offing, several hundred SAG-aftra members have attended a closed-door meeting to receive an update on contract negotiations from their leaders.
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‘Big Brother’ Season 19 premiere recap: Paul Abrahamian returns, but how’d the others react? (29 Jun 2017)

A whole new group of strangers moved into the “Big Brother” house on Wednesday night to begin the battle for a half million dollars. Host Julie Chen announced at the top of the episode that the houseguests “would be enticed by more temptations and face more consequences than anyone in the history of this game.” […] »
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Stephen Colbert Fact Checks Trump’s Fake News Claims, Trolls Him Over Time Cover (Video) (29 Jun 2017)

Donald Trump just keeps on handing Stephen Colbert material on a plate. Wednesday’s unmissable topics included the president’s accusations against The New York Times of publishing “fake news,” and the equally-fake Time Magazine cover that was discovered framed in a number of Trump’s golf clubs. “The New York Times is not the only media outlet that Trump is mad at,” Colbert said in his opening monologue, referring to the Washington Post discovery of the doctored Time covers. Also Read: Stephen Colbert Defends CNN: Trump Is the One 'Guilty of Fake News' (Video) The late-night host suggested that »
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Red Carpet Premiere (Photos) (29 Jun 2017)

A look on the carpet during the La premiere of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
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