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Bill Maher Lets Milo Yiannopoulos Attack Female Comedians Unchecked on HBO’s ‘Real Time’

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If Milo Yiannopoulos hoped that Bill Maher and HBO would provide him a new platform to renew attacks on familiar targets, his wish was granted. The far-right provocateur appeared on HBO’s “Real Time” Friday and took aim at the likes of Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, and other female comics — and offered praise for his… Read more »

Octavia Spencer Said Yes to ‘Hidden Figures’ Role Before She Even Knew It Was a True Story

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Octavia Spencer said yes to the role of NASA mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in “Hidden Figures” before she even knew the story was true. “I said ‘yes’ because it was such a compelling story and then I found out it was actually true,” Spencer, who thought the film was historical fiction before reading the script, said. Spencer and costars Aldis Hodge and Glen… Read more »

Josh Hutcherson Says First Time Directing is ‘Daunting’ and ‘Satisfying’

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In his new short film “Ape,” “Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson directed actors for the first time, including himself. His protagonist, Travis, is a young schizophrenic. The short is part of “The Big Script,” an incubator series launched by Hutcherson’s company Turkeyfoot Productions, next-gen digital studio Indigenous Media and Condé Nast Entertainment, which took five scripts about adolescent or young… Read more »

Early ‘Logan’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

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“Logan,” opening March 3, is reportedly Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as the mutant Wolverine, a character he has portrayed for 17 years. According to a majority of critics, “Logan” does a solid job at rounding out the standalone trilogy of Wolverine films. Critics widely commended Jackman’s ability in refining the character over the years, embracing the fact… Read more »

Noah Hawley to Produce Reese Witherspoon’s Astronaut Drama ‘Pale Blue Dot’

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Noah Hawley, creator of the FX series “Legion” and “Fargo,” has come on board Reese Witherspoon’s astronaut drama “Pale Blue Dot” at Fox Searchlight. Variety reported in 2015 that Witherspoon was attached to star and produce, based on the original spec script by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. The story follows a successful female astronaut… Read more »

TV Academy Celebrates New Choreography Peer Group With Derek Hough, ‘La La Land’s’ Mandy Moore

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The best choreographers in all of showbiz waltzed down to the Saban Media Center on Thursday night to celebrate the the Television Academy’s creation of a peer group for choreographers. Mandy Moore, of “La La Land,” and Derek Hough, from “Dancing With the Stars,” were among the choreographers in attendance. The event, curated by the omnipresent Moore,… Read more »

‘The Batman’: Negotiations Break Down Between Studio and Director Matt Reeves

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In another setback for the highly-anticipated superhero tentpole, talks have broken down between Warner Bros. and Matt Reeves about becoming the director of “The Batman,” Variety has confirmed. A studio source indicates that negotiations have stopped, but adds that talks could resume down the road. WB is still intent on making the film, the source insisted, whatever means necessary…. Read more »