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WATCH: Bruce Jenner Tells Diane Sawyer ‘Yes, I am a Woman’

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Bruce Jenner came out as transgender on ABC’s “20/20″ with Diane Sawyer on Friday night. “I am a woman,” he said. “That’s who I am…that female side of me…that’s who I am.” Watch the video: ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Video #2: “This is not a publicity stunt” ABC Breaking US News… Read more »

First Look: Jared Leto as the Joker in ‘Suicide Squad’

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After teasing Jared Leto’s look in Warner Bros. upcoming DC pic “Suicide Squad” for the last two weeks, director David Ayer has now released the first official photo of the Oscar winner in full Joker makeup. The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad @WarnerBrosEnt @DCComics pic.twitter.com/LZXz0x947Q — David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies)… Read more »

Richard Corliss Remembered: A Great Critic of the Movies, and of Criticism Itself

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We film critics have an often infuriating tendency to write as much about ourselves, and the state of our profession, as we do about the movies. This is hardly a new phenomenon, of course, but it may be more prevalent than ever before: Whether we’re seeking out pockets of online validation or trying to provoke those with whom we… Read more »

Christian Bale Tears ACL, Delaying Fox’s Travis McGee Movie

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20th Century Fox has delayed production on its Travis McGee pic “The Deep Blue Goodby” after learning star Christian Bale suffered a knee injury at his home in Los Angeles. Production was set to start this summer but given the severity of Bale’s injury (sources say he tore his ACL, which requires a couple months… Read more »

Another Brian Williams Blunder? NBC News Probes ‘Daily Show’ Interview (Report)

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NBC News’ ongoing investigation of Brian Williams has expanded to a heretofore unknown incident involving comments he made on “The Daily Show” about what the anchor witnessed during the Arab Spring, The New York Times reported Friday. The internal investigation that was ordered in the wake of Williams’ six-month suspension was already known to be… Read more »

Fran Drescher Q&A: ‘Nanny’ Actress Talks ‘Cinderella,’ Octogenarians and Meditation

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Fran Drescher, fan-beloved star and creator of “The Nanny,” has taken to the stage, reprising her role as the wicked stepmother in “Cinderella” at L.A.’s Ahmanson Theater after a stint on Broadway. Drescher took a moment to chat with Variety about her role, her plans and her marriage. Catch her in “Cinderella” through April 26…. Read more »

Cleveland Playhouse to Receive 2015 Regional Theater Tony Award

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Cleveland Playhouse, which is heading into its 100th season in 2015-16, will take home the 2015 Regional Theater Tony Award. The regional Tony, presented every year during the Tony Awards, have long honored theater companies outside of New York whose work isn’t regularly eligible for the Broadway-centric competitive awards. Recently the Tony organizers decided to… Read more »

Adrien Brody’s Thriller ‘Backtrack’ Sells to Saban Films

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Saban Films is in final negotiations for the U.S. rights to the Adrien Brody thriller “Backtrack,” following its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s the second Tribeca title picked up by Saban, which is paying seven figures. The year-old distributor acquired North American rights to the Simon Pegg-Lake Bell romantic comedy “Man Up” earlier… Read more »