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TikTok and Toho team up for the TikTok TOHO Film Festival 2021 – entries now open

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The short movie application TikTok and movie theatre company Toho Co Ltd have announced a new film festival – TikTok TOHO Film Festival 2021 – as a means to discover new creators and to give the film industry a boost, and entries are now open. The TikTok TOHO Film Festival 2021 is a collaboration… Read

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How did 'Game of Thrones' become such a 'phenomenon'?

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Winter came and went, leaving millions disappointed by the ending and a generation of adolescent boys exhausted from over-stimulation. Many more wondered whether all the blood and bare bottoms were strictly necessary. But few would argue that HBO's "Game of Thrones", celebrating its 10th birthday on April 17, was anything… Read

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Selena Gomez and J.Lo headline vaccine concert for poor nations

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Backed by an international concert hosted by Selena Gomez and headlined by Jennifer Lopez, Global Citizen is unveiling an ambitious campaign to help medical workers in the world’s poorest countries quickly receive COVID-19 vaccines. The anti-poverty organization is announcing the musical event — “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the… Read

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Will Smith slavery film 'Emancipation' ditches Georgia over voting law

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Will Smith's slavery drama "Emancipation" will no longer be filmed in Georgia after the southern U.S. state approved a voting rights law that critics say is intended to depress turnout in Black and other underrepresented communities. Georgia has become a major U.S. movie industry production hub in recent years, but… Read

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Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem

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Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl have teamed up for a hard-rock pandemic anthem called “Eazy Sleazy.” “It’s a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism," Jagger said in a statement Tuesday. “Thanks to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar. It… Read

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Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt join Oscars starry presenting cast

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The Oscars are aiming to be more like a movie than a television show and enlisting A-list stars like Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon to help hand out statuettes. They’ll be joined by the likes of Don Cheadle, Renee Zellweger, Regina King, Joaquin Phoenix, Rita Moreno,… Read

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Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

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People have been stuck at home for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with movie theaters closed, concert venues closed, restaurants closed, sports attendance restricted — yet television viewing is down? That makes no sense to networks and cable and satellite providers, who are complaining that the Nielsen company is… Read

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Prince Philip vs Philip of 'The Crown': Fact and fiction

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In “The Crown,” a dishy naval officer captures the heart of a future queen. But he chafes at playing royal second fiddle and crosses the boundaries of decorum and, maybe, fidelity. He eventually finds his way as a trusted partner and family patriarch. How does the Netflix drama’s portrayal of… Read

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Luke Bryan tests positive for COVID; sidelined from 'American Idol'

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Luke Bryan says he's tested positive for COVID-19, which sidelined him from the season's first live “American Idol” episode on ABC. Paula Abdul, an original judge on the talent show when it aired on Fox, was announced as Bryan's replacement for Monday's show, joining Lionel Richie and Katy Perry on… Read

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Helen Mirren finds bright side during the pandemic

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Helen Mirren has been finding the bright side of the pandemic. Working from home? “Much more convenient,” she said. She bought a ring light for Zooms, balancing her laptop on two dictionaries. “I love it... I hope elements of our quarantine lockdown are going to stick with us.” She's savoring… Read

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