Harry Potter exhibition blends wizardry with history

Rare memorabilia from the creation of the Harry Potter books by J.K.Rowling go on display at the British Library in London. Rough Cut - no reporter narration......»»

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Is Brad Pitt, 53, Enchanted With Gorgeous Angelina Jolie Look-Alike Actress, 21?

Ooh la la! Brad Pitt is reportedly crushing on 21-year-old British actress Ella Purnell. Not only is she a dead ringer for his ex, Angelina Jolie, but Ella played a young version of Angie in 2014's 'Maleficent'!.....»»

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Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock Expecting Baby No. 2

Congratulations are in order for Hunger Games actor Sam Claflin and his wife, Laura Haddock, who are expecting their second child together! Haddock debuted her baby bump on Monday, at the U.K. launch of Birks Jewellery, in London.WATCH: Sam Claflin Opens Up About Experiencing Body Shaming on Set: 'I Felt Like a Piece of Meat' Photo: Getty Images Photo: Getty Images The 32-year-old Transformers actress was radiant in a simple ankle-length pink dress from British... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

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Ricky Gervais on New SiriusXM Talk Show: They ‘Made Me an Offer I Couldn’t Refuse’

Ricky Gervais will bring his acerbic wit — uncensored — to a weekly talk show on SiriusXM premiering next week exclusively on the satellite-radio service. The British comedian-actor’s one-hour “Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius” will debut Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. ET on SiriusXM. He launched his career 20 years ago as a DJ […].....»»

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Kate Middleton’s 3rd Pregnancy Has Been ‘Absolute Hell’: Her Brutal Recovery & Plans Revealed

Though it was ‘worrying’ at first, Kate Middleton has recovered from morning sickness of her third pregnancy. After going through ‘hell,’ the British royal is getting stronger as she plans for baby no. 3!.....»»

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Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins Man Booker Prize

U.S. author George Saunders' fictional work on Abraham Lincoln has won the coveted Man Booker Prize, the second consecutive American to swipe the British literature award. Matthew Larotonda reports. Video provided by Reuters         U.S. author George Saunders' fictional work on Abraham Lincoln has won the coveted Man Booker Prize, the second consecutive American to swipe the British literature award. Matthew Larotonda reports. Video provided by Reuters        .....»»

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Russian politicians fail to see funny side of "Death of Stalin"

LONDON (Reuters) - British satirist Armando Iannucci has won critical praise in Britain for his latest film - a darkly comic look at the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin - but in Russia not all politicians share the joke......»»

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BBC and ITV’s U.S. Streaming Service BritBox Buys FremantleMedia Package

BritBox has inked its first third-party programming deal, scooping a package of programming from FremantleMedia. The streaming service will add drama series including “Merlin” and entertainment shows including “Escape to the Country” from later this month. BritBox was set up as a best-of-British SVOD service by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and […].....»»

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Mipcom: Keshet Strikes First Deals for Social Media Reality Show ‘Celebrity Showmance’ (EXCLUSIVE)

British reality TV format “Celebrity Showmance” has been optioned in the Netherlands and Norway, marking the first international deals for the format. The series comes out of the U.K. where it is on ITV2. It has now been picked up by FremantleMedia in the Netherlands and Nordisk in Norway. News of the deals emerged at […].....»»

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Harvey Weinstein scandal: 'Game of Thrones' star felt menaced, Molly Ringwald speaks - USA TODAY

USA TODAYHarvey Weinstein scandal: 'Game of Thrones' star felt menaced, Molly Ringwald speaksUSA TODAYIn the latest batch of boldfaced names describing revolting or criminal encounters with Harvey Weinstein, British actress Lena Headey — Cersei in Game of Thrones — posted a series of tweets Tuesday describing meetings in which she felt menaced by the ...Lena Headey Alleges Harvey Weinstein Was 'Furious' After She Refused His Advances: 'I Felt Completely Powerless'PEOPLE.comWeinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress 'felt powerless'BBC NewsHarvey Weinstein: Lena Headey Felt “Powerless” In An Encounter With Hollywood MogulDeadlineHuffPost -IndieWire -Los Angeles Times -Page Sixall 55 news articles ».....»»

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Director Says He Was Kicked Off Movie After Harvey Weinstein Didn"t Find His Lead Actress "Fuckable"

"I don't cast films according to Harvey Weinstein's erection." — A quote from director Michael Caton-Jones that should have been published twenty years ago, but wasn't. According to a new interview with Buzzfeed, the Scottish filmmaker was kicked off production of B. Monkey because his pick for lead actress wasn't "fuckable," to use Weinstein's term. The role [...] "I don't cast films according to Harvey Weinstein's erection." -- A quote from director Michael Caton-Jones that should have been published twenty years ago, but wasn't. According to a new interview with Buzzfeed, the Scottish filmmaker was kicked off production of B. Monkey because his pick for lead actress wasn't "fuckable," to use Weinstein's term. The role went to Asia Argento instead of British starlet Sophie Okonedo. As we know now, Argento has accused the Hollywood honcho of raping her in 1997. Related: Molly Ringwald Describes YEARS Of Sexual Harassment Caton-Jones first worked with Weinstein 10 years prior on the 1989 film Scandal, when he noted Harvey would only show up to set for sex scenes. They crossed paths again when the Weinstein brothers were attached to the 1998 cult classic. The director said of the extensive casting process: "The basics of the deal was we were going to find an unknown and we were going to cast her as the lead in the film. There was extensive casting. We saw many, many girls, maybe 100 or so. And I ended up — I thought Sophie Okonedo would have been great for the part." "The trouble began" when Sophie and Michael met with Harvey at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills for approval: "Harvey kept saying to me, ‘Do you think she is fuckable?'... That was what the deal was all the time. I said, ‘She is the best actress for the job, Harvey.' And we started arguing about it. It was only when I said to Harvey, ‘Don't screw up the casting of this film because you want to get laid,' whereupon he went mental." When Michael returned to his room to cool off from the argument, he received a call from Variety requesting a comment for a story about him walking off set. Harvey was already covering his tracks. He recalled: "I was furious after being kicked off my film, and I told them all about what happened. I told them about the harassment claims, and I said 'Here is your quote: I don't cast films according to Harvey Weinstein's erection,' and they just laughed." When asked about why his response wasn't included in the original story, a spokesman for the outlet said they couldn't comment on editorial decisions made that long ago under different ownership: "As you know, the publication is under different ownership now, and therefore, we don't have a comment on previous editorial practices." Not long after the incident, Harvey gave Michael Radford the gig as director and cast Argento as the lead. Related: France Planning New Street Harassment Laws According to Caton-Jones' impression of Weinstein: "Sophie Okonedo was not fuckable and that was it. Find someone who is." Even though he was applauded by his close circle for how he handled Harvey's gross behavior, the director still faced repercussions: "I was the stupid one who stood up and told him to go to hell. I stood up to him and told him to go fuck himself. And I got a lot of support from a lot of people when I did that, but you know, I didn't make the film, so he won." As for those saying they were unaware of what was going on all these years, Michael said: "Anyone who didn't know, didn't want to know. It's like Germany after the Second World War — I've never seen so many people not knowing anything. I certainly knew what was going on at the time. And everyone around us pretty much all knew what the score was. You only had to spend five minutes with Harvey to get the nature of the man. He didn't particularly hide who he was." We're just sad this story wasn't told sooner. [Image via Alan West/WENN.].....»»

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Nicole Kidman Awkwardly Addresses Her Emmys Kiss With Alexander Skarsgard

Nicole Kidman found herself having to defend her kiss with her Big Little Lies co-star, Alexander Skarsgard, when his name was called as a winner at the Emmy Awards last month. While on The Graham Norton Show with her Upside co-star, Bryan Cranston, and her Killing of a Sacred Deer co-star, Colin Farrell, the 50-year-old actress fended off jokes about her locking lips with Skarsgard as her husband, Keith Urban, was nearby.  "You are so provocative, Graham," she told the British talk show host... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

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Retailer slammed on social media for selling 'Anne Frank' Halloween costumes - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsRetailer slammed on social media for selling 'Anne Frank' Halloween costumesNew York Daily NewsA children's costume made by the British costume company Smiffy was marketed as "Anne Frank" and "World War II Evacuee Girl" on different websites, sparking controversy. (Smiffy's). BY Constance Gibbs. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Tuesday, October 17 ...Anne Frank costume pulled after social media backlashNew York PostAnne Frank Halloween costume faces backlashwtvr.comControversial Anne Frank Halloween costume pulled from shelves. Could 'The Wall' be next?Kansas City StarBustle -Chicago Tribune -TMZ.com -Deseret Newsall 87 news articles ».....»»

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‘Liar’ Star Joanne Froggatt Says Rape ‘Shouldn’t be a Taboo Subject in Our Society’ (Exclusive)

On Liar, Joanne Froggatt (of Downton Abbey fame) plays school teacher Laura Nielson, who accuses a handsome widowed doctor (Ioan Gruffudd) of drugging and raping her. The two go out for dinner, where they hit it off, before heading back to Laura’s apartment. Once inside, they flirt over a couple glasses of wine before Laura wakes up alone in bed the next morning, with the sick feeling that she’s been sexually assaulted. The British miniseries airing on SundanceTV isn’t so much a show about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

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MICPOM: Miramax, Revolution Extend Global TV, Digital Distribution Deal

Miramax will continue to handle such Revolution library titles as 'Black Hawk Down,' 'Maid in Manhattan,' 'Daddy Day Care' and 'xXx.'read more.....»»

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MICPOM: Miramax, Revolution Studios Extend Global TV, Digital Distribution Deal

Miramax will continue to handle such Revolution library titles as 'Black Hawk Down,' 'Maid in Manhattan,' 'Daddy Day Care' and 'xXx.'read more.....»»

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Busan: Director Chowdhury Sets ‘Rickshaw Girl’ for March Shoot

Bangladeshi filmmaker Amitabh Reza Chowdhury (“Aynabaji”) will go into production on Bengali-language film “Rickshaw Girl” in March. Chowdhury is part of the Bangladeshi contingent attending the Busan Platform program. The film is based on Mitali Perkins’ bestselling 2007 young adult novel that was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the 100 […].....»»

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British autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire signs finished drawing of NYC skyline

Wiltshire has an eidetic memory that allows him to recall every detail of a city from one 45-minute helicopter ride. The artist says drawing the New York City skyline was "truly hard work." Rough Cut (no reporter narration)......»»

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Film News Roundup: Christopher Nolan to Discuss Film Preservation at Library of Congress

In today’s film news roundup, Christopher Nolan will hold a public discussion about film preservation with the Librarian of Congress, Grasshopper Film buys Sadaf Foroughi’s “Ava,” Orion Pictures hires distribution vet Kevin Wilson, and Afghan war documentary “No Greater Love” gets a release date. FILM PRESERVATION The Library of Congress is hosting filmmaker Christopher Nolan […].....»»

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