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Annecy: ‘Funan,’ ‘Bloeistraat 11,’ ‘Dam Keeper’ Triumph at Buoyant Festival

ANNECY, France — Denis Do’s semi-autobiographical story, set against the Khmer Rouge’s brutal reign-of-terror, took the top Cristal at the 2018 Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival. Nora Twomey’s “The Breadwinner,” a moral co-victor, swept three awards, including two key trophies: the Annecy Audience Award, the statue that really counts for distributors and sales agents, and […].....»»

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Jennifer Lawrence Helps Honor Ex Darren Aronofsky at BAM Gala 2018!

Jennifer Lawrence happily strikes a pose while attending the BAM Gala 2018 held at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on Wednesday (May 30) in New York City. The 27-year-old actress skipped the red carpet and used a private entrance to get inside the event to reunite with her 49-year-old director ex-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky backstage before hitting [...] Jennifer Lawrence happily strikes a pose while attending the BAM Gala 2018 held at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on Wednesday (May 30) in New York City. The 27-year-old actress skipped the red carpet and used a private entrance to get inside the event to reunite with her 49-year-old director ex-boyfriend Darren Aronofsky backstage before hitting the stage to honor him with an award. “I am thrilled to be here tonight to present this honor to my very good friend, Darren Aronofsky,” Jennifer expressed before continuing to speak about Darren‘s “love of science and technology” and their shared concern about climate change. Jennifer and Darren, who worked together on the film mother!, called it quits back in November of last year. Also in attendance at the event was Liev Schreiber, Joan Juliet Buck and honorees Jeremy Irons and Nora Ann Wallace......»»

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5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including David Sedaris, Nora Roberts

Look for new books by David Sedaris and Nora Roberts. Plus a Bush granddaughter reflects on the long marriage of Barbara and George H.W. Bush.         Look for new books by David Sedaris and Nora Roberts. Plus a Bush granddaughter reflects on the long marriage of Barbara and George H.W. Bush.        .....»»

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The Flash boss on that Mystery Girl reveal, new season 5 threat - EW.com

EW.comThe Flash boss on that Mystery Girl reveal, new season 5 threatEW.comWarning: This story contains major spoilers from the season 4 finale of The Flash. Read at your own risk. The Scarlet Speedster prevailed over big bad DeVoe in the season 4 finale of The Flash, but an even greater threat arose out the reveal of the ...'The Flash' Season 4 Finale Recap With Spoilers: "We Are The Flash"Comicbook.comWhat Did Nora Do On 'The Flash'? The Mystery Girl Apparently Made A "Big Mistake"BustleThe Flash Season 4 Episode 23 Review: We Are The FlashDen of Geek USEW.comall 75 news articles ».....»»

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Watch the Trailer for Hulu’s Upcoming VR Comedy ‘Door No. 1’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Hulu publicly unveiled the trailer and a behind-the-scenes video for its new virtual reality (VR) comedy “Door No. 1” Friday. The comedy, which was written and directed by Nora Kirkpatrick of “The Office” fame and produced by AOL’s RYOT exclusively for Hulu, is set to debut on the service on May 24. Door No. 1 is […].....»»

[Via: variety][Cat: top]May 4th, 2018Related News

Can a New President and Streaming Service Help ESPN Win Again?

A nor’easter has descended on ESPN headquarters one wintry day in March, and the outside world in Bristol, Conn., is still trying to dig itself out from under the snowstorm just hours prior. Nearly a foot of snow has fallen in some parts of the state, complicating commutes for the local workforce. But business continues […].....»»

[Via: variety][Cat: top]Mar 27th, 2018Related News

Pitbull Misses U.N. World Water Day Speech Due to Nor’Easter, Issues Statement (Read)

It was to have been a momentous morning for Pitbull: As part of World Water Day On Thursday, the proudly Cuban-American rapper was scheduled to address delegates at the United Nations’ storied General Assembly Hall in New York about the global water crisis. During his remarks, he was to announce a global social media awareness campaign […].....»»

[Via: variety][Cat: top]Mar 22nd, 2018Related News

SXSW Film Review: ‘The New Romantic’

College senior Blake Conway (Jessica Barden) is desperate to fall in love Hollywood-style. During Carly Stone’s gangly “The New Romantic,” she’ll hail “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle” as her dating ideals. Alas, name-drop Nora Ephron to a cute colleague at the school paper (Brett Dier) and he’ll grunt, “Who is that? Zac […].....»»

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Winter Storm Skylar: 3rd Nor’easter In 2 Weeks Will Slam East Coast With Snow & Dangerous Winds

The Northeast is about to be hit with yet another winter storm, the third nor'easter in 11 days! Find out when Winter Storm Skylar will reach the coast here!.....»»

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Winter Storm Quinn 5 Things About The Blizzard Expected To Dump 12 Inches In The Northeast Tonight

Here we go again. Winter stages yet another comeback, as a second nor’easter will soon hit the East Coast. Before Winter Storm Quinn drops over a foot of snow in some places, get all the info......»»

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Natalie Portman’s Creative “Woke” Woody Allen Spin

Since pretty much every actor and actress in Hollywood has kissed the ring slipped onto the crepey blotched hand of Woody Allen over the six decades that he has been directing five good movies and three-hundred terrible ones, pretty much every actor or actress in Hollywood must face questioning regarding his sexual misconduct because this […] The post Natalie Portman’s Creative “Woke” Woody Allen Spin appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Since pretty much every actor and actress in Hollywood has kissed the ring slipped onto the crepey blotched hand of Woody Allen over the six decades that he has been directing five good movies and three-hundred terrible ones, pretty much every actor or actress in Hollywood must face questioning regarding his sexual misconduct because this is 2018 and we want to hear these things. Natalie Portman starred in one of those memorable Allen classics, Everyone Says I Love You, in 1996. When interrogated about her involvement with a sex offender in a recent interview with Buzzbottomfeeder pimping her new flick Annihilation, Portman put every lawyer from every courtroom procedural ever to shame by flipping the script with the calculation and litigiousness that only the owner of a fake degree from Harvard could: I don’t think that’s what the conversation should be about. I think it should be about: Why didn’t Elaine May make a movie every year? Why didn’t Nora Ephron make a movie every year? Where’s the female version of Bill Cosby? Why don’t we see any Asian women in films? There’s so much art that’s being lost by not giving opportunities to women and people of color. Let’s not talk about what man’s career is over. Let’s talk about the vast art trove we’ve lost by not giving women, people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community opportunities — let’s talk about that loss for all of us in art. Let’s talk about that huge hole in our culture. I don’t want talk about “Isn’t it sad that this person who’s made 500 movies can’t make movies anymore?” That’s not for me to decide. And it’s also not what I’m upset about. Someone learned about anaphora in her fake poetry class. I was all set to defend Portman on this one, because 1996 was a very different time – after all it was only three years after Americans were first introduced to the predator mantra from Dazed and Confused: “I get older, they stay the same age.” “Woke” didn’t mean “faux lesbian Katy Perry” and many of the allegations against Allen were not widely know. So questioning her about it is a shameless, vapid ploy for headlines. But Portman had to go and sound insufferable, and in fact the title of her interview is “Natalie Portman Is The Woke Actor We Need Right Now.” Portman is basically saying that once a situation becomes too convoluted we should sweep it under the rug and think about next steps, which is going to be very useful for the likes of Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., and of course Woody Allen. What’s done is done! Free pass for everyone as long as Greta Gerwig can make boring movies. Photo Credit: YouTube / Splash News / Getty Images / Backgrid USA The post Natalie Portman’s Creative “Woke” Woody Allen Spin appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

[Via: wwtdd][Cat: top]Feb 21st, 2018Related News

Yes, Natalie Portman Regrets Signing The Petition To Release Alleged Rapist Roman Polanski

Everyone has regrets. For Natalie Portman, it was signing a petition to release Roman Polanski from Swiss custody in 2009 after he was arrested for an old warrant connected to the rape of a 13-year-old girl. Video: Ellen DeGeneres Won A Bet For Guessing The Sex Of Natalie's Baby! In a new interview with Buzzfeed, the Annihilation star [...] Everyone has regrets. For Natalie Portman, it was signing a petition to release Roman Polanski from Swiss custody in 2009 after he was arrested for an old warrant connected to the rape of a 13-year-old girl. Video: Ellen DeGeneres Won A Bet For Guessing The Sex Of Natalie's Baby! In a new interview with Buzzfeed, the Annihilation star admits she made a mistake by "not thinking about it enough" and simply signing her name because someone she respected asked her to. She explained to the outlet: "I very much regret it. I take responsibility for not thinking about it enough. Someone I respected gave it to me, and said, ‘I signed this. Will you, too?' And I was like, ‘Sure.'" Portman was just one of the many famous names reported to have signed the petition in 2009. Other stars including Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, and Darren Aronofsky demanded "the immediate release" of Polanski after he was arrested for a then-decades old warrant related to his rape case. Related: Natalie Remembers 'Unacceptable' Encounter On Producer's Plane Of course, 2009 was a "different world," the actress professes -- one where Hollywood was turning a blind eye to all the #MeToo stories it systematically generated. But even under the lens of Time's Up, the 36-year-old says she gained something from signing the petition: the ability to empathize with people who make mistakes. She continued: "It was a mistake. The thing I feel like I gained from it is empathy towards people who have made mistakes. We lived in a different world, and that doesn't excuse anything. But you can have your eyes opened and completely change the way you want to live. My eyes were not open." Now, Portman's pretty peepers are open wide and ready to annihilate the patriarchy, but she stresses that the movement shouldn't be about which man to take down next. Video: Natalie Gets Trigger Happy On SNL! When asked if she thinks "Time's Up" for Woody Allen, whom she worked with on the 1996 film Everyone Says I Love You, Portman replied: "I don't think that's what the conversation should be about. I think it should be about: Why didn't Elaine May make a movie every year? Why didn't Nora Ephron make a movie every year? Where's the female version of Bill Cosby? Why don't we see any Asian women in films? There's so much art that's being lost by not giving opportunities to women and people of color." The Time's Up advocate added: "Let's not talk about what man's career is over. Let's talk about the vast art trove we've lost by not giving women, people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community opportunities — let's talk about that loss for all of us in art. Let's talk about that huge hole in our culture. I don't want talk about ‘Isn't it sad that this person who's made 500 movies can't make movies anymore?' That's not for me to decide. And it's also not what I'm upset about." So, what is she upset about? The quantity of shitty roles she's STILL being offered as an Oscar winning movie star: "It's crazy. It's crazy! And I get a lot more than a lot of other women, and the stuff I get, I'm like, what? With big leading roles, so often motivations are bad things happening to the children. I don't want to play that! Literally, if you take that out, 90% of what's sent to me, I can't do. Or sexual violence. The number of times you're raped onscreen — there are other things that can motivate women and shape their emotional worlds. It's definitely limited." Thankfully, the limits are slowly ceasing to exist. Portman will be killing mutant alien hybrids with an all-female team in Annihilation, in theaters Friday. [Image via Media Punch.].....»»

[Via: perezhilton][Cat: gossip]Feb 21st, 2018Related News

Natalie Portman Has Best Response to Woody Allen Question

Natalie Portman had a great response when she was asked a question about director Woody Allen, who she worked with on the 1996 movie Everyone Says I Love You. The 36-year-old Annihilation actress was asked by a BuzzFeed reporter if she felt “time may be up for Woody Allen” and she redirected the question for [...] Natalie Portman had a great response when she was asked a question about director Woody Allen, who she worked with on the 1996 movie Everyone Says I Love You. The 36-year-old Annihilation actress was asked by a BuzzFeed reporter if she felt “time may be up for Woody Allen” and she redirected the question for her answer. “I don’t think that’s what the conversation should be about. I think it should be about: Why didn’t Elaine May make a movie every year? Why didn’t Nora Ephron make a movie every year? Where’s the female version of Bill Cosby? Why don’t we see any Asian women in films?” Natalie said. “There’s so much art that’s being lost by not giving opportunities to women and people of color. Let’s not talk about what man’s career is over. Let’s talk about the vast art trove we’ve lost by not giving women, people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community opportunities — let’s talk about that loss for all of us in art,” she continued. “Let’s talk about that huge hole in our culture. I don’t want talk about ‘Isn’t it sad that this person who’s made 500 movies can’t make movies anymore?’ That’s not for me to decide. And it’s also not what I’m upset about.” Natalie also said she regrets signing a petition in support of director Roman Polanski back in 2009......»»

[Via: justjared][Cat: top]Feb 21st, 2018Related News

Exclusive: Former WWE Diva Clears Up Rumors Of Her Being In Women's Royal Rumble Match - Wrestling Inc.

Wrestling Inc.Exclusive: Former WWE Diva Clears Up Rumors Of Her Being In Women's Royal Rumble MatchWrestling Inc.Nora Greenwald, popularly known as Molly Holly recently spoke with Wrestling Inc. President Raj Giri to discuss her career and being a trainer at "The Academy: School of Professional Wrestling", which was founded by Ken Anderson and Shawn Daivari ...WWE is running their first women's Royal Rumble (and they better not screw it up)SB Nation30 years of Royal Rumble matches, by the numbersESPNAm I the only one? 'RAW 25' falls short; Undertaker speaks; Royal Rumble Rousey?Sporting NewsCageside Seats (blog) -PhillyVoice.com -For The Win -Daily Starall 249 news articles ».....»»

[Via: googlenews][Cat: top]Jan 26th, 2018Related News

Playlist: Nora Jane Struthers shares her favorite songs of strength

The Americana singer shares her "Pick Yourself Up" playlist with USA TODAY.         The Americana singer shares her "Pick Yourself Up" playlist with USA TODAY.        .....»»

[Via: usatoday][Cat: top]Jan 5th, 2018Related News

Mindy Kaling"s Friends Throw Her A Nora Ephron-Themed Holiday Dinner One Week After Giving Birth!

Mindy Kaling's got female! The Mindy Project creator has been pretty busy since giving birth to her first child, a baby girl, on December 15 that she couldn't even throw her annual holiday dinner because, well, #motherhood. Related: The Special Meaning Behind Mindy's Daughter's Name! So, her friends brought the party to her! And not just any party [...] Mindy Kaling's got female! The Mindy Project creator has been pretty busy since giving birth to her first child, a baby girl, on December 15 that she couldn't even throw her annual holiday dinner because, well, #motherhood. Related: The Special Meaning Behind Mindy's Daughter's Name! So, her friends brought the party to her! And not just any party -- a Nora Ephron-themed "Yule Got Mail" holiday dinner! The Ocean's 8 actress took to Instagram to share the menu for the soiree, complete with dishes named after all of Ephron's best rom-coms: I usually do a holiday dinner with the young women that work with me but I’ve had a busy week! So they brought the holiday dinner to me. It’s a You’ve Got Mail Norah Ephron-themed holiday dinner, cooked and orchestrated by @asekar95 and @yo_its_hmo and it’s happening TONIGHT at my house. Look at this menu! Look at these Nora Ephron deep cuts! (Maybe for dessert we will have coffee... Patricia? Patricia’s amazing. Patricia makes coffee nervous.)A post shared by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Dec 21, 2017 at 1:32pm PST Yum! We'll have what she's having! There couldn't be a more appropriate way to welcome Mindy's daughter Katherine Swati into the world. We just really hope Meg Ryan made the guest list. [Image via WENN/Warner Bros..].....»»

[Via: perezhilton][Cat: gossip]Dec 22nd, 2017Related News

Mindy Kaling"s Female Staffers Bring Holiday Dinner to Her After She Gives Birth -- See the Adorable Theme!

Mindy Kaling's understandably had a "busy week" -- but her staff has no problem picking up the slack! The 38-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal her staffers' sweet gesture after she welcomed her daughter last Friday: a Nora Ephron-themed holiday dinner. "I usually do a holiday dinner with the young women that work with me but I’ve had a busy week! So they brought the holiday dinner to me." Kaling explained alongside a snap of the night's menu. "It’s a You’ve Got Mail Norah... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

[Via: etonline][Cat: top]Dec 21st, 2017Related News

Mindy Kaling Jokes She"s Had a "Busy Week" in First Post Since Welcoming Daughter Katherine!

Mindy Kaling is speaking out for the first time since becoming a mom! The 38-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday (December 21) to joke that she’s had a “busy week” since welcoming her daughter Katherine the week before. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mindy Kaling “I usually do a holiday dinner with [...] Mindy Kaling is speaking out for the first time since becoming a mom! The 38-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday (December 21) to joke that she’s had a “busy week” since welcoming her daughter Katherine the week before. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mindy Kaling “I usually do a holiday dinner with the young women that work with me but I’ve had a busy week! So they brought the holiday dinner to me,” Mindy started off. Mindy shared a post of the menu for her party while showing off her pink nail polish (a nod to her new baby girl!). “It’s a You’ve Got Mail Norah Ephron-themed holiday dinner, cooked and orchestrated by @asekar95 and @yo_its_hmo and it’s happening TONIGHT at my house. Look at this menu! Look at these Nora Ephron deep cuts! (Maybe for dessert we will have coffee… Patricia? Patricia’s amazing. Patricia makes coffee nervous.)” Mindy wrapped up the post. A post shared by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Dec 21, 2017 at 1:32pm PST.....»»

[Via: justjared][Cat: top]Dec 21st, 2017Related News

How Ossie Davis’ Children Are Celebrating What Would Have Been His 100th Birthday (Exclusive)

Ossie Davis’ children are inspiring a new wave of activists through their father’s legacy.  The film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright and civil rights activist who died in 2005 at the age of 87, would have celebrated his 100th birthday on Monday (Dec. 18). In honor of the centennial milestone, Nora Davis Day, Guy Davis and Dr. Hasna Muhammad Davis (the three children of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee) are highlighting their father’s “contributions to the struggle.”  “We know... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

[Via: etonline][Cat: top]Dec 18th, 2017Related News

Tiffany Haddish Joins Ike Barinholtz in Satirical Thriller ‘The Oath’

“Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish has come on board as an executive producer and star in Ike Barinholtz’s satirical thriller “The Oath,” which will mark his feature directorial debut. The cast also includes Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”), Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn, Chris Ellis, and John Cho. QC Entertainment, which also backed Jordan […].....»»

[Via: variety][Cat: top]Dec 13th, 2017Related News