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Ron Howard, Henry Winkler Mourn Death of ‘Happy Days’ Costar Erin Moran

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Erin Moran’s death at the age of 56 Saturday touched and saddened many fans, but none more so than those she shared a screen with on the classic sitcom of the ’70s and ’80s, “Happy Days.” “Oh Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon,” tweeted Henry Winkler, who most know as The Fonz. Oh Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon — Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) April 23, 2017 Also Read: Erin Moran, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Hillary Clinton Drops in on Tribeca Panel for Kathryn Bigelow’s Vr Poaching Short

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The Tribeca Film Festival for the virtual-reality short “The Protectors” was always going to be a hot ticket because of the film’s director, Kathryn Bigelow. But the event became even crazier on Saturday night with the surprise guest Tribeca sprung on the audience: Hillary Clinton. The former First Lady and presidential candidate showed up, Clinton said, because organized poaching is “not just a terrible crisis when it came to the elephant population, it a trade, a trafficking that funding a lot of bad people.” Clinton took the stage in a small room of fewer than 300 people, most of »


- Steve Pond

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Erin Moran, of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Joanie Loves Chachi,’ Dead at 56

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Erin Moran, best known as Ron Howard’s kid sister in the classic sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. EMTs were called at 4 p.m. Saturday Eastern time to an Indiana home to tend an “unresponsive female,” the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department confirms. “Upon the arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann was deceased. An autopsy is pending,” they said in a statement. Moran was just six years old when she was cast in the TV series “Daktari,” where her most unusually costars were a chimp named Judy and Clarence the Lion. During that three-season run, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Tribeca Panel Turns ‘Bizarre’ as Cast Downplays Feminist Themes

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A promotional stop at the Tribeca Film Festival escalated into full-blown awkwardness and fan backlash for the cast and filmmakers of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Based on a seminal 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale” centers around  a servant in the household of a high-ranking official in a totalitarian society called Gilead. Being one of the few remaining fertile women in Gilead, she is forced into sexual servitude. A majority of the stars in the dystopian series sidestepped or rejected the idea of feminist themes in the upcoming streaming series. The problem? It’s incredibly feminist — according to academics, »


- Matt Donnelly

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Universal and Fox Play Chess With ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ Sequel Release Dates

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Cat and mouse games are typically played within action films — but in the case of two high-octane projects from Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox, it’s happening around them. On Thursday, Universal announced that Doug Liman and Tom Cruise’s “American Made” would jump back one week from a planned opening of Sept. 29, 2017 to Sept. 22. The decision cleared the film from the path of a sequel to Colin Firth’s 2015 surprise hit “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” On Saturday morning, however, Fox moved “Kingsman” from Sept. 29 to Sept. 22, once again placing it head-to-head with “American Made.” Also Read: Taron Egerton »


- Matt Donnelly

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Watch Jack Nicholson’s Famous Fans Impersonate Him in Honor of His 80th Birthday

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Happy 80th Birthday, Jack Nicholson! TheWrap’s gift to you is a mixed bag of celebs attempting to duplicate that unmistakable voice and smirk of yours. As if. Jimmy Fallon The “Tonight Show” host wrapped up an appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with a cup o’ Joe, a stack of pancakes… and a Jack Nicholson impression (10:40) Benedict Cumberbatch While promoting “The Imitation Game” in 2014, Cumberbatch put his parroting skills to the test, whipping up as many impressions as he could in 60 seconds. Jack is number four. Josh Gad “Can you imagine Jack Nicholson playing »


- Rosemary Rossi

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‘SNL': Is There a New Episode Airing This Week?

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SNL” is taking a two-week hiatus before the last three new episodes of the season. That means this week’s “Saturday Night Live” episode is a rerun. Tune in to “SNL” tonight and you’ll find the Oct. 22 episode airing, which featured host Tom Hanks and musical guest Lady Gaga. It’s a pretty memorable episode, including the ridiculous Halloween sketch “David S. Pumpkins” and a cold open mocking the third presidential debate between Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon). The episode also includes Hanks’ turn on the sketch “Black Jeopardy,” which is among the very best “SNL” has put out. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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#EarthDay, #MarchForScience Has Hollywood, D.C and the Vatican Talking

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Thirty years ago, 20 million Americans across the country rallied for the first time in peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform known as Earth Day. Today, as the Trump administration slashes the Epa and denies climate change, more than 190 countries made their voices heard in the March for Science. Those who couldn’t make it to the streets, took to social media. Among those famous names speaking out, Leonardo DiCaprio, the Clintons and Pope Francis. “Lord, bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Did Alden Ehrenreich Edge Out Harry Styles for Han Solo?

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The upcoming “Star Wars” standalone film about young Han Solo almost had a major meeting of fans: those in love with the franchise, and those in love with Harry Styles. The pop star, formerly of the boy band One Direction, hinted that he read for the part that wound up in the hands of “Hail, Caesar!” star Alden Ehrenreich. Styles appeared this weekend as a guest of popular UK chat show host Graham Norton, where the men played a game called Dead Pan. It required a tight close up of Styles’ face as Norton read various tabloid headlines written about him. »


- Matt Donnelly

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‘True Conviction’ Tribeca Review: True-Crime Doc Takes Dark Twists

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One of the cardinal rules — and sometimes, biggest challenges — in nonfiction filmmaking is that when you set out to follow real people, you often don’t know where they’re going. Sometimes, real life will lead you in unexpected directions that can make for a great film; other times, it will stubbornly refuse to give you the satisfying ending that would make your movie soar. The filmmakers of “True Conviction,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, definitely had to deal with some of the latter. If the movie is perhaps less satisfying because it denies us the. »

- Steve Pond

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Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’ Pushed to Late Summer 2018

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Shane Black’s reboot of the “Predator” universe is spending six more months in the oven. 20th Century Fox announced Saturday that the Feb. 9, 2018 release of the Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key and Boyd Holbrook starring vehicle has been changed to Aug. 3, 2018. Holbrook stars in the film as an ex-Marine who discovers the existence of the titular alien species and is forced to lead the fight against them. Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) plays the marine’s son, an autistic boy who is bullied in school but becomes vital to his father’s mission as his ability to quickly learn languages proves to be. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Trump Ridiculed on Twitter for Holding Rally Same Night as White House Correspondents Dinner

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President Donald Trump is not only skipping the White House Correspondents Dinner on April 29, he’s having a party of his own by scheduling a rally in Pennsylvania the same night. “Next Saturday night I will be holding a Big rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” he tweeted on Saturday. The White House Correspondents Association’s annual charity dinner, scheduled for April 29, is traditionally attended by the president, first lady, the White House press corps, media outlets and celebrities. Money raised at the event goes toward scholarships for young journalists. Trump will be the first commander-in-chief to skip the »


- Rosemary Rossi

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American Airlines Suspends Staffer Who ‘Violently’ Hit Mother, Narrowly Misses Baby With Stroller

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American Airlines has suspended a flight attendant while investigating a scuffle between him, a mom and two babies after a distressing video of their Friday encounter surfaced online. A passenger taking American flight AA591 from San Francisco to Dallas documented a portion of the awkward confrontation, where a woman holding a toddler stood in front of the cockpit as passengers were still boarding — she is seen hysterically crying and asking flight attendants to return her stroller. An unnamed male flight attendant yanked away the stroller for her second child, reports CNN. That baby sat in a car seat at her. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Jennifer Lawrence Spy Thriller ‘Red Sparrow’ Pushed to 2018

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Jennifer Lawrence fans will have to wait to see her take on a killer Russian ballerina. 20th Century Fox has pushed its thriller “Red Sparrow,” led by the Oscar winner as a dancer-turned-spy, from a planned Nov. 10 release. The film will now open March 2, 2018, the studio said on Saturday. Also Read: 'Red Sparrow' Unveils Footage at CinemaCon 2017 Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, a prima ballerina seemingly sabotaged with an injury by another performer in her dance company. Not wanting to let her able body and dramatic versatility go to waste, Charlotte Rampling recruits her as a spy for the Russian. »


- Matt Donnelly

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‘Deadpool 2’ Sets Summer 2018 Release Date

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20th Century Fox has moved its prized Marvel franchise “Deadpool” into the summer spotlight. On Saturday, the studio officially set the film for a June 1, 2018 release. The Ryan Reynolds series has become top priority — and a top earner — as Stacey Snider’s era as studio head begins. The first “Deadpool” made over $780 million worldwide, and put Reynolds back on the map as a formidable comedic and action star. Also Read: 'Atlanta' Star Zazie Beetz to Play Domino in 'Deadpool 2' Last week, it was announced that Josh Brolin would play the coveted role of Cable, which came with a four-picture deal. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Steve Bannon Screams at Jared Kushner ‘I Hate Your Stupid Face!’ in Stephen Colbert Spoof (Video)

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Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon is feeling rejected and has no one to tell his trouble to other than his Dear Diary… according to Stephen Colbert, that is. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” took aim at Bannon Friday night, showing the former Brietbart News CEO locked away in his room in the White House, scribbling in his diary with pink quill and surrounded by stuffed animals and Trump posters. As the mournful “All By Myself” plays in the background, “Bannon” writes: Also Read: Here's Why Stephen Colbert Thinks Bill O'Reilly Might Murder Him (Video) “Dear Diary, nobody likes me here. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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ABC News Launches Coverage of Trump’s First 100 Days Amid Potus Downplaying Benchmark

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Donald Trump ripped the “ridiculous standard” of the first 100 days in office as a benchmark, but ABC News senior vice president Tom Cibrowski disagrees with the president. “We think it’s important for all of our platforms to take a step back and look at what President Trump has said, what he has accomplished and the challenges he’s faced so far, and get a sense of what Americans from all parts feel about the direction of the country right now,” Cibrowski told TheWrap. While 100 days is a small portion of a four-year term, many historians, cable news programs, political watchdogs — and. »


- Brian Flood

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‘Aardvark’ Review: Zachary Quinto Is Seeing Things in Uneven Mental-Illness Drama

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Aardvark” opens with shots of an aardvark sniffing around in some sort of zoo-like tunnel where it is being watched by a tiny owl. These shots will recur as this strange film goes on, and it will gradually be revealed that they are supposed to be part of a traumatic childhood memory that played out very differently for two different people. As an actor himself, first-time writer-director Brian Shoaf places a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of his three main players — Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate and Jon Hamm — all of whom are expected to fill in many »


- Dan Callahan

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‘Fate of the Furious’ Holds on to No. 1 With $11 Million at Friday Box Office

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The box office top 3 remain unchanged on this sluggish weekend, with “The Fate of the Furious” holding on to the top spot for a second weekend after grossing $11 million on Friday. Universal Pictures now projects a $35 million second frame for its high-octane car flick, which would come out to a 64 percent drop from its $98.8 million domestic opening. That may seem steep, but it’s par for the course for this franchise. “Fast Five” took a 62 percent drop from its $86 million opening in 2011, while “Fast & Furious 6” had a nearly identical performance to “Fate,” »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘Avatar’ Sequels Book Release Dates, Starting in December 2020

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Nearly eight years after the release of “Avatar” and its record-breaking $2.7 billion worldwide box office gross, James Cameron is finally putting his plans to turn his passion project into a multi-film saga into motion, as production on four “Avatar” sequels is officially underway. The production launch was announced on the “Avatar” Facebook page on Saturday morning, along with release dates for each of the upcoming films. “Avatar 2” is now tagged for a Dec. 18, 2020 release date, with “Avatar 3” set for Dec. 17, 2021. The fourth “Avatar” film will come out three years later on Dec. 20, 2024, »


- Jeremy Fuster

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