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Charles Manson Dies at 83

Charles Manson Dies at 83
Charles Manson, the notorious leader of the Manson Family cult that murdered actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, died Sunday in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital. He was 83.

The California Department of Corrections released a statement reading, “Inmate Charles Manson, 83, died of natural causes at 8:13 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at a Kern County hospital.”

Manson returned to the hospital in mid-November after being hospitalized in January. He was transferred out of Corcoran State Prison, where he had been serving nine life sentences. He had been denied parole 12 times.

The shocking murders brought the carefree hippie era of the late 1960s to a dark end, with Manson and his followers becoming infamous cultural figures. Though he didn’t commit the Tate and Labianca murders himself, the Corrections Department said “On December 13, 1971, Manson received a first-degree murder conviction from Los Angeles County for the July 25, 1969, death of Gary Hinman and another first-degree murder conviction for the August
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‘Han Solo’ Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord Reveal Departure Reason: ‘Our Approach Was Really Different’

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‘Han Solo’ Directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord Reveal Departure Reason: ‘Our Approach Was Really Different’
It’s never easy to get let go from a project, but in their first public appearance since exiting what’s now been titled “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Phil Lord and Chris Miller handled it gracefully.

“The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful,” Lord said to the crowd at Vulture Festival Sunday. “In terms of us leaving the project, everyone went in with really good intentions and our approach was really different from theirs… The gap was too big.”

Added Lord, “Sometimes people break up and it’s sad. We learned a lot from our collaborators, we’re really proud of our work and wish everyone with the best.”
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Jeffrey Tambor Departs ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

Jeffrey Tambor Departs ‘Transparent’ Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations
Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to “Transparent,” reports Deadline. The news follows two different accusations of sexual harassment against the actor, who’s won a host of awards — including two Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award — for his performance as Maura Pfefferman on the acclaimed Amazon drama.

“Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” Tambor told Deadline today. “What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago.”

“I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue.
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Earle Hyman, Grandpa Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show,' Dies at 91

Earle Hyman, Grandpa Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show,' Dies at 91
Earle Hyman, the admired stage, television and film actor best known for playing Bill Cosby's sage father, Russell Huxtable, on The Cosby Show, has died. He was 91.

Hyman died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., his nephew Rick Ferguson told The Hollywood Reporter.

Hyman played Othello hundreds of times, appeared often on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for featured actor in a play for his performance as Oscar in the original 1980 production of Edward Albee's The Lady From Dubuque. He also appeared on stages throughout Europe during his...
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'Justice League' Stumbles in Domestic Debut as 'Wonder' Delivers Wondrous Results

'Justice League' Stumbles in Domestic Debut as 'Wonder' Delivers Wondrous Results
Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Justice League struggled compared to expectations as it failed to top $100 million over the course of its three-day weekend. Meanwhile, it was Lionsgate's Wonder that captured audience attention, debuting with an excellent $27 million, topping Thor: Ragnarok for a second place finish, positioning itself well for the holiday weeks ahead. Additionally, A24's Lady Bird continued its impressive run in limited release as it makes way for a nationwide debut over Thanksgiving weekend. With an estimated $96 million, Justice League managed to top the weekend, but fell short of the low end of expectations. Despite bringing in $13 million from Thursday previews, which was $2 million more than Wonder Woman hauled in from preview screenings ahead of a $103.2 million debut, Justice League just couldn't crack the century mark, delivering the lowest opening for any of the films in DC's Extended Universe thus far. Opening day audiences gave the
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‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Three Billboards’ Fly High, Netflix Mum on ‘Mudbound’ Results

‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Three Billboards’ Fly High, Netflix Mum on ‘Mudbound’ Results
A24’s “Lady Bird” and Fox Searchlight’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” both cracked the top 10 at the domestic box office this weekend as limited release awards contenders.

But Netflix is opting to maintain its policy of not releasing box office numbers after opening its awards candidate “Mudbound” in 17 theaters this weekend. Netflix also began streaming the well-reviewed historical drama on Friday.

A24’s third weekend of comedy-drama “Lady Bird” moved up from 10th to eighth place with $2.5 million at 253 sites as the distributor added 201 locations. A24 plans to further expand the coming-of-age movie, which marks Greta Gerwig’s feature directorial debut, over the Thanksgiving holiday. “Lady Bird,” starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalfe, scored $364,437 on four screens for the top limited opening of the year on Nov. 3-5 and has grossed $4.7 million in its first 17 days.
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Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Scores $185 Million International Opening, Led by China

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Scores $185 Million International Opening, Led by China
Warner Bros.-DC’s “Justice League” dominated the international box office in its opening weekend with $185.5 million at approximately 47,000 screens in 65 markets, led by $51.7 million in China.

The costly superhero tentpole is ahead of the international opening weekends for Warner’s “Wonder Woman” and Disney-Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” In China, where “Justice League” screened at 20,500 screens, the film took in 65% of grosses from the top five films and scored the second biggest debut for a Warners title after last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Justice League” ranked first in 10 other Asian markets with $41.2 million as the second highest Warner Bros. launch after “Dawn of Justice” while Latin America region contributed $35.4 million for the third highest Warner opening after “Dawn of Justice” and the final Harry Potter movie. Results from Europe topped “Wonder Woman” and were slightly behind “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Brazil was the top individual market after China with $14.2 million on 1,580 screens and set a record
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'A Wrinkle in Time': Watch Sweeping, Colorful New Trailer

'A Wrinkle in Time': Watch Sweeping, Colorful New Trailer
The trailer for A Wrinkle in Time trailer, directed by Ava DuVernay, shows a teenager, Meg (Storm Reid) attempting to locate her missing scientist father, Dr. Alexander Murray (Chris Pine) in order to save the universe from a looming "darkness" after Pine's character rips through the space-time fabric.

Like the preceding teaser, which premiered in July at the company's D23 Expo, the new clip fills in more details of Meg's rocky personal life and her father's dangerous scientific breakthrough. "You were a top student, but look at you now," a
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Roy Moore Accuser Leigh Corfman Blasts Critics of Her Long Silence: ‘I Did Tell People’ (Video)

Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman stopped by the “Today” show Monday for her first on-camera interview since she told the Washington Post that the Alabama senate candidate engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with her when she was 14 years old. During the appearance, Corfman bluntly addressed critics skeptical of her story who have asked why she waited so long to come forward. “I did tell people,” Corfman told “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie. “My family knew, family friends knew, my friends knew, I spent a lot of time every time he came up, railing against him and what he had done to.
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Kesha to Join Old Crow Medicine Show on ‘Cmt Crossroads’ (Exclusive)

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Kesha to Join Old Crow Medicine Show on ‘Cmt Crossroads’ (Exclusive)
It’s going down/Cmt’s yellin’ “Timber!”: Kesha is set to join Grammy Award-winning Americana band Old Crow Medicine Show on an upcoming episode of “Cmt Crossroads,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. The December episode will tape in Nashville — which is home to both artists — and feature performances of each other’s biggest songs, including hits from Kesha’s latest No. 1 album “Rainbow” and Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.” “I grew up on country music, it was the first music I sang, listened to, and wrote as a child, and I’m especially stoked to be collaborating with Old Crow Medicine Show,
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The Cast of 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,' Then and Now

The Cast of 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,' Then and Now
A rare case in which the sequel lives up to original, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York once again saw Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, left behind on his family's vacation. Stranded in New York City and alone for the holidays, Kevin must again outwit Harry and Marv, the two bumbling burglars from the first film.

The first movie launched the career of star Culkin and featured a strong supporting cast of Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern and Catherine O'Hara — as well as a cameo by the future president, Donald Trump.

As the movie celebrates its 25th anniversary...
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How Well Do You Know 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York'?

How Well Do You Know 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York'?
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, which was released Nov. 20, 1992.

The sequel to 1990's Home Alone, the film again follows Macaulay Culkin's Kevin McCallister after he is left behind, this time in New York City, when his family goes on vacation. Kevin gets into a series of hijinks when he encounters Harry and Marv, the robbers from the first film, and must outwit them a second time. 

Raking in $359 million at the worldwide box office, the film further certified Culkin as a star and made him a household name, even...
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Watch Pink Defy Death to Perform ‘Beautiful Trauma’ for AMAs (Video)

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Some artists would die for their craft — Pink risked exactly that to present “Beautiful Trauma” for Sunday’s AMAs. Repelling from the top of a skyscraper, the pop star and a handful of dancers performed while hanging off the side of the building. Their aerials and her vocals were pretty incredible given the situation — absolutely no one would have faulted Pink for lip-syncing this one. The whole thing resulted in an unforgettable American Music Awards moment, and some darn good advertising for the Jw Marriott — you know, especially since they all lived to accept the applause from (far) below. Also.
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Spike Lee Talks 'Black Klansman' Movie and Why He Regrets the Rape Scene in 'She's Gotta Have It'

Spike Lee Talks 'Black Klansman' Movie and Why He Regrets the Rape Scene in 'She's Gotta Have It'
She's Gotta Have It," he says, sitting in an editing bay at his sprawling 40 Acres and a Mule office in Brooklyn. "People always ask me if there's one thing I could take back, a do-over. The first thing I say is the rape scene in the original film from 1986. So I'll apologize again right here. That should've never been in there."

A generation has passed since the director's breakout hit about a young woman with too many lovers — one played by Lee...
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MipCancun: 15 Takes on 2017’s Edition

Cancun, Mexico — The 4th MipCancun unspooled Nov. 15-17 in the Sunrise quarter of a beachside hotel. That name could stand metaphor for the Latin America’s independent TV production sector at large and for MipCancun itself, as attendance soared to over 700 delegates, boosted by a co-production strand which looks like representing much of the meeting’s future. 15 points on this year’s meet, which caught the industry on a dramatic upturn.

1.Viva La Revolucion, And Yes, It’S Quite A Revolucion

MipCancun’s defining energy, playing out in multiple iterations and sweeping MipCancun, was Hollywood – studios, big and boutique indies – and Latin America’s top TV players – broadcasters, producers – thrashing out the co-production, co-financing and distribution, here by the former, of ambitious TV dramas, rooted in Latin American realities but made for the world. Just two-or-three examples: “Narcos” producer Gaumont TV started “at the beginning of the year” to become co-producers and partners of series from Latin
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Hub and Assembly Line set Fund for China-u.S. Co-Productions (Exclusive)

Shanghai-based production and finance company, Hub Film has set up a film fund to invest in U.S.-Chinese co-productions. Assembly Line Entertainment is its U.S. partner.

The pair aim to put up a minimum of $3 million into each project, with that figure counting for 50-80% of budget. They aim to have boarded up to five co-productions by the end of next year, with content including movies, web series and other episodic TV.

“The goal of the Hub/Assembly Line partnership is to become a part of the burgeoning U.S.-Chinese production industry, by acquiring new content (finding) partners and together, putting development projects into production,” the companies said in a statement.

Hub Film is part of the larger Hub Group, which straddles film, finance and property development. It recently opened the Fengxian Film Center in central Shanghai. The 23,000 square meter complex spans production, post-production, equipment rentals, and distribution facilities. The center
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Fox Business Host Maria Bartiromo Goes on Twitter Blocking Spree After Disastrous Interview

Fox Business Host Maria Bartiromo Goes on Twitter Blocking Spree After Disastrous Interview
On Friday, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo bluntly declared that President Donald Trump is facing “no allegations” of sexual harassment. Pundits and media watchers widely mocked the segment with former Obama administration deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu, generally labeling it a disaster. Now Bartiromo is hitting back, blocking major media figures on Twitter who had the temerity to comment. Over the weekend, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter reported being blocked by Bartiromo after tweeting about the segment. Bartiromo also cut off her former Fox News colleague Gretchen Carlson, who has now become icon of the broader movement against workplace.
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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Trailer: Oprah & Friends Guide Young ‘Warriors’ to Save Chris Pine (Video)

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Trailer: Oprah & Friends Guide Young ‘Warriors’ to Save Chris Pine (Video)
Here is just some of the cast of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time”: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Michael Peňa, Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine. Oh yeah, and it’s directed by Ava DuVernay. Do we have your attention already? You’re going to want to watch the film’s trailer above — it’s pure magic from the moment Cinderella’s Castle gets the kaleidoscope treatment. The upcoming epic adventure is based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel, which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately,
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'Justice League' Box Office: Another Setback for DC's Superhero Universe

'Justice League' Box Office: Another Setback for DC's Superhero Universe
In most cases, a box-office debut approaching $100 million in North America would be cause for celebration.

But at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, no one was popping open the champagne to toast Justice League, the big-budget superhero mashup that opened domestically to a sobering $96 million over the weekend after once having grand ambitions of matching rival Marvel's The Avengers series.

Justice League — assembling Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg together for the first time on the big screen — marks the lowest North American opening of the five titles in the...
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Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. Fallout: Cast, Crews and Reps Caught in Financial Crossfire

Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. Fallout: Cast, Crews and Reps Caught in Financial Crossfire
All the Money in the World, having taken the step of removing star Kevin Spacey amid sexual assault and harassment allegations, and replacing him with Christopher Plummer. Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams will work through the Thanksgiving holiday on the Rome set to ensure the Ridley Scott-helmed film meets its Dec. 22 release date. The cost: $10 million, which will be incurred entirely by producers Imperative Entertainment.

All the Money in the World is just one example...
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