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    'Get Out,' 'Detroit,' Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees

    “Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Detroit” and “Mudbound” are among the top film nominees for the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. On the TV side, Netflix and OWN dominate the race with multiple noms for “Dear White People,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Queen Sugar” and “Greenleaf.” In music, Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z grabbed five [...]

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    Al Franken Cut From PBS' David Letterman Special

    In the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Senator Al Franken, PBS has decided to cut his tribute from its upcoming special honoring David Letterman. “PBS and WETA, the producing station, felt that the inclusion of Senator Franken in the broadcast at this time would distract from the show’s purpose as a celebration of [...]

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    Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons Accused of Working Together to Carry Out Sexual Misconduct

    Brett Ratner and Russell Simmons have been accused of working together to assault and harass women, according to a new report in the Los Angeles Times. The Times had previously reported that six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, had come forward with allegations of misconduct against Ratner, and the new report alleges [...]

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    'Get Out' Awards Category Dilemma: Film Defies Easy Labels, Cast Says

    Despite the eruption of controversy over the nomination of “Get Out” in the Golden Globe’s best musical or comedy category, the picture’s cast and producers appeared to have taken the social media furor in stride Friday night. At a celebration for “Get Out” at Hollywood’s Lombardi house, producer Jason Blum said the film defies a [...]

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    Media Access Awards Honor Hollywood for Depicting People With Disabilities

    Hollywood was saluted on Friday for its depictions of people with disabilities at the Media Access Awards, which honoree Nic Novicki quipped was “like the Oscars, but with more wheelchairs and sign language.” Novicki said that people with disabilities represent 20% of the population, making them “the largest minority group in the country.” Celebs in [...]

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    Sony Pictures Joins 21st Century Fox Hunt as Deal Talk Spreads Across Biz

    The swirl of takeover talk around 21st Century Fox is only gaining steam as sources confirm Sony Pictures Entertainment has joined the list of companies making overtures to the Murdoch empire. 21st Century Fox surprisingly became a takeover target earlier this month when word first surfaced that Disney recently held talks with Fox about buying [...]

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    Songs for Screens: Exclusive Premiere From Poo Bear and T-Bone Burnett; The Avalanches Hit The Slopes With North Face (Listen)

    “Songs for Screens” (formerly known as “Synch This”) is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential agency MAC Presents and former branding correspondent for Billboard. Each week, the column will highlight noteworthy use of music in advertising and marketing campaigns, as well as new and catalog songs [...]

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