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Tony Goldwyn on Washington: The Reality is Far More Outrageous Than ‘Scandal’

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“There is this weird co-fascination between Hollywood and Washington,” Tony Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s hit “Scandal,” explained to Variety Saturday afternoon at Tammy Haddad’s annual Garden Party Brunch. One of the crown-jewels in the social bender that is the annual White House Correspondents Dinner weekend, the brunch, held at the former… Read more »

Helen Mirren on Donald Trump: ‘I’m a Believer of the American Democratic System’

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Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren was among the guests at the Saturday afternoon Georgetown brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad before the White House Correspondents Dinner. Mirren, who has voiced her support for Hillary Clinton in the past, took selfies with fans at the star-studded — by Washington D.C. standards — outdoor party. “Politics in America are… Read more »

Sela Ward Studied Hillary Clinton to Play President in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

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In the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” Sela Ward plays a pantsuit-wearing U.S. president tasked with saving mankind after an alien invasion. Director Roland Emmerich offered her the part, and Ward was game (“I’m going for it”), after working with him on 2004’s “The Day After Tomorrow.” Variety caught up with Ward at this week’s White House… Read more »

How to Watch the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner Online

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It’s the last White House Correspondents Dinner of the Obama administration, and you can expect the usual fanfare: Red carpet, big stars, dinner and comedy from the President himself. Hosted by Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central’s “Nightly Show” (check out a preview of his performance here), big names in politics and entertainment will be all… Read more »

7 Things to Expect From the 2016 Tony Nominations

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Now that we finally know what “Shuffle Along” is, Broadway can get down to what it does best: gossiping and prognosticating about awards season. With nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards set to be announced May 3, here are seven things to look out for on Tuesday morning. 1. All “Hamilton,” all the time. The… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Jungle Book’ Dominating with $38 Million Weekend

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Showing serious staying power, Disney’s “The Jungle Book” is dominating domestic moviegoing this weekend with an estimated $38 million — the eighth-best third weekend of all time. That’s more than four times the closest competitor, New Line’s moderate opening for the Key and Peele action-comedy “Keanu” with $9.2 million at 2,658 sites. Open Road’s launch of… Read more »

‘Young and the Restless,’ ‘Mind of a Chef’ Lead Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Winners

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CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and PBS’ “Mind of a Chef” topped the leaderboard Friday at the 43rd annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards with five wins apiece. The haul for “Young and the Restless” including nods for lighting, makeup and art direction in a daytime series during the ceremony held at the Bonaventure… Read more »