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Trump Hints He Will Pardon Controversial Sheriff, Bashes Media at Arizona Rally

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President Donald Trump hinted strongly Tuesday night that he would grant a presidential pardon to recently convicted former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a Phoenix campaign rally. “I’ll make a prediction,” Trump after invoking Arpaio’s name to thunderous applause. “I think he’s going to be just fine. I won’t do it tonight because I… Read more »

Robert De Niro’s Comedy ‘War With Grandpa’ Gets February Release

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TWC-Dimension Films has set a Feb. 23 release date for its family comedy “The War with Grandpa,” starring Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken. Tim Hill directed the movie, which also stars Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, Oakes Fegley, Jane Seymour, and Faizon Love. The film was written by Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember,… Read more »

SAG-AFTRA Election Ending Bitterly With 2000 Strike Still in Dispute

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Voting is ending for a particularly acrimonious SAG-AFTRA presidential election with results due to be announced as early as Thursday afternoon. The counting of the ballots, with about a quarter of the 144,000 dues-current members expected to vote, will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday. The contest has featured accusations of election fraud and bungling… Read more »

Kevin Huvane

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A managing partner since 1995, Huvane’s long list of clients includes Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Vin Diesel and Jessica Lange. In the mid-2000s, Huvane came on to represent Tom Cruise following a slew of PR blunders for the actor that included a very public feud… Read more »

Activist Jerry Rubin’s 1970s Protest Boogie With Bob Dylan, John and Yoko Chronicled in New Biography (Excerpt)

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For the uninitiated, the late Jerry Rubin was a Yippie — a politically active hippie — best known for theatrical anti-war activism during the 1960s and usually associated with his more famous counterculture collaborator, Abbie Hoffman. While there have been several books written about Hoffman and numerous tomes devoted to the Yippies and ’60s protest,… Read more »

‘Web Therapy’ to Get British Remake by Channel 4, Stephen Mangan

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Channel 4 has announced a raft of new commissions, including a new comedy series from “Episodes” star Stephen Mangan that’s based on “Web Therapy” and a thriller from “Boardwalk Empire” staff writer Bash Doran. Mangan will co-write and star in the British adaptation of the Emmy-nominated “Web Therapy.” Doran is writing period thriller “Jerusalem,” her… Read more »

‘Dear Evan Hansen’: Noah Galvin, Taylor Trensch to Replace Ben Platt in Title Role

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Ben Platt is waving goodbye to “Dear Evan Hansen” (presumably through a window). His temporary replacement beginning Nov. 21 is Noah Galvin, who previously starred on the ABC sitcom “The Real O’Neals.” Galvin is expected to play Evan through January of 2018 when Taylor Trensch will take over, following his run in “Hello, Dolly!” “Evan… Read more »

Thomas Meehan, Co-Writer of Broadway’s ‘Annie’ and ‘The Producers,’ Dies at 88

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Thomas Meehan, the co-writer of Broadway hits “Annie,” “The Producers,” and “Hairspray,” has died. He was 88. The winner of three Tony Awards, Meehan was one of Broadway’s most prominent librettists. He won his first Tony Award for the book to “Annie,” the iconic 1977 smash on which he collaborated with composer Charles Strouse and… Read more »

National Latino Media Council Vows ‘Militant’ Action Toward Big Four Networks, Sets Diversity Pact With CBS

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The National Latino Media Council is vowing to unleash a year of militant action in its quest to increase the representation of Latinos across the Big Four broadcast networks. CBS Corp. has pledged to boost employment of Latino actors and creatives following an Aug. 17 meeting in Los Angeles. The gathering at CBS’ West Coast… Read more »