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Madonna Biopic ‘Blonde Ambition’ Gets Into the Groove at Universal

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Universal Pictures has opted Elyse Hollander’s screenplay “Blonde Ambition,” based on the megastar’s initial rise from club kid to her eponymous first album. No word yet on if the rights to any of Madonna’s early music has or will be secured for the biopic but the singer is notoriously guarded about music use and denied all use for a previous ...

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2017 Emmys: Category Placements for this year’s Emmy Contenders

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Before the official submission lists come out in June, the networks put forth where they’re going to push a specific show and, more importantly, their performers. With the new 50% rule in place for guest performers it takes the guessing game out of that a bit but, as you’ll see in HBO’s Big Little Lies listing, there is still room ...

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First trailer and poster for Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘DETROIT’

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The first trailer and poster for the much-anticipated new film from Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, DETROIT, has arrived. In the summer of 1967, what began as a police raid of an after-hours bar in Detroit ended up being one of the deadliest and destructive riots in American history, lasting five days and resulting in 43 dead, 1,189 injured, over ...

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Major Rule Changes for Docs and Animation Coming to 90th Oscars

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  In what can only be described as a major backlash, the Academy just announced some big changes in the Documentary and Animated Feature categories as well as Music, Best Picture, and campaigning. In Documentary: Had this rule been in place last season, it would have likely made the Oscar-winning O.J.: Made in America ineligible. Even though the documentary branch ...

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‘Get Out’ Leads MTV Movie Awards Noms, ‘Stranger Things’ Tops TV

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The indie blockbuster Get Out topped the MTV Movie and TV nominations today, grabbing six mentions including Movie of the Year. It’s joined by Beauty and the Beast, The Edge of Seventeen, Logan and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the top award. In an interesting twist, not only will MTV be adding television to their yearly awards (like ...

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Academy Announces Key Dates for 90th Oscars®

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THE ACADEMY AND ABC ANNOUNCE KEY DATES FOR 90TH OSCARS® THE OSCARS AIRS LIVE SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK OSCARS DATES SELECTED FOR 2019, 2020 AND 2021   LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 90th Oscars®. The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC ...

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Oprah Winfrey, Riz Ahmed, Millie Bobby Brown Among Variety’s Sixth Season of ‘Actors on Actors’ on PBS

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Variety and PBS SoCal have announced the lineup for the sixth installment of the Emmy award-winning series “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.” The 5th season aired in January and featured this year’s Oscars contenders. The show will feature one-on-one conversations between this year’s Emmy contenders. Clips from the season, presented by Shutterstock, will be available to watch on Variety.com starting at the ...

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