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Dancing with the Stars Finale: 5 Things to Know About Crooning Heartthrob Jordan Fisher

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Dancing with the Stars Finale: 5 Things to Know About Crooning Heartthrob Jordan Fisher
A young fan base was already “Hopelessly Devoted” to Dancing with the Stars contestant Jordan Fisher even before he became a frontrunner.

The Hamilton and Grease: Live star is partnered with pro dancer Lindsay Arnold for season 25 of the ABC reality dance competition.

Watch: Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold’s Semifinals Performance

Fisher, who hails from Birmingham, Alabama, is your new crush, whether or not you know it yet. Here are five things to know about him:

1. He’s a theater kid through and through.

Fisher began his acting career at Birmingham’s Red Mountain Theatre Company, though he was first
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Dan Stevens on 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' and Talk of a 'Beauty and the Beast' Sequel (Exclusive)

Dan Stevens on 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' and Talk of a 'Beauty and the Beast' Sequel (Exclusive)
Dan Stevens loves Christmas. Not in the way that everybody who Christmases loves Christmas, no, he is a Christmas tree up, hang the lights after Halloween kind of Christmas guy. "We enjoy it very much in our house. I have three kids now, so that's three times the fun," he says of daughters Willow, 7, and Eden, 1, and son Aubrey, 5, with his wife, jazz singer Susie Hariet. "It's a lot of board games, classic movies. We always screen The Muppet Christmas Carol every Christmas Eve. For us, it's a special time of year."

Their Christmas Eve screening may soon become a double feature, as the actor's new movie, The Man Who Invented Christmas, out Nov. 22, makes a fitting follow-up to Kermit the Frog's starring role as Bob Cratchit, with The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens. In it, Stevens plays Dickens as he sets out to write a Christmas book on a six-week deadline and dreams up his unexpectedly
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Dan Stevens on 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' and a 'Beauty and the Beast' Sequel (Exclusive)

Dan Stevens on 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' and a 'Beauty and the Beast' Sequel (Exclusive)
Dan Stevens loves Christmas. Not in the way that everybody who Christmases loves Christmas, no, he is a Christmas tree up, hang the lights after Halloween kind of Christmas guy. "We enjoy it very much in our house. I have three kids now, so that's three times the fun," he says of daughters Willow, 7, and Eden, 1, and son Aubrey, 5, with his wife, jazz singer Susie Hariet. "It's a lot of board games, classic movies. We always screen The Muppet Christmas Carol every Christmas Eve. For us, it's a special time of year."

Their Christmas Eve screening may soon become a double feature, as the actor's new movie, The Man Who Invented Christmas, out Nov. 22, makes a fitting follow-up to Kermit the Frog's starring role as Bob Cratchit, with The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens. In it, Stevens plays Dickens as he sets out to write a Christmas book on a six-week deadline and dreams up his unexpectedly
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Power Women Go Head-to-Head in Lead Actress Oscar Race

Power Women Go Head-to-Head in Lead Actress Oscar Race
The roles in the lead actress category run a wide range, from the precocious 6-year-old Brooklyn Prince in “The Florida Project” to 82-year-old Judi Dench playing the queen (again) in “Victoria & Abdul.” Other powerful women include previous nominees Jessica Chastain as a poker queen in “Molly’s Game,” Kate Winslet as a cheating wife in “Wonder Wheel” and Saoirse Ronan in the beloved coming-of-age tale “Lady Bird.” (At the age of 23, it’s interesting that Ronan could amost play the overdue card; she has two previous nominations and came close to winning with 2016’s “Brooklyn.”) They could battle previous winner Jennifer Lawrence; never underestimate the Academy love for her, even if “mother!” didn’t light up the box office. Other winners: Frances McDormand, delivering a fierce performance as a mother searching for justice in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and, of course, Meryl Streep. No matter that “The Post,” in which Streep plays Washington Post publisher Kay Graham
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Kids From ‘The Florida Project’ Talk About the Shoot — and the Importance of Ice Cream

Kids From ‘The Florida Project’ Talk About the Shoot — and the Importance of Ice Cream
Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Christopher Rivera, the three child stars of Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” stopped by the Variety offices to discuss the poignant coming-of-age drama set in a welfare motel outside Disney World. In the film, Prince plays Moonee, a precocious 6-year-old left to her own devices while her spirited mom struggles to make ends meet, and Cotto and Rivera are her two best friends. Over the course of one summer, this ragtag trio embarks on a series of mischievous adventures, winning over the hearts of everyone on their path, including the motel’s craggy manager, played by Willem Dafoe.

How did you all get cast in this film?

Valeria Cotto: Can I tell you the story? Once upon a time, there lived my mom, my uncle, myself and my siblings. We were walking around a Target store, and Sean [Baker] approached us. And he gave us this business card that had his
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Disney's Prince Charming Movie Targets Perks of Being a Wallflower Director

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Disney's Prince Charming Movie Targets Perks of Being a Wallflower Director
Disney is finally moving forward with its long-gestating Prince Charming project, bringing aboard filmmaker Stephen Chbosky to write the script, with an eye towards directing as well. We first reported on this Prince Charming live-action movie back in July 2015, with the studio bringing in writer Matthew Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) to write the script, but we haven't heard any updates on the project since then. Disney still hasn't issued a release date and there is no production schedule at this time, but at least the studio is actually moving forward with this once gestating project.

There is no indication as to whether Stephen Chbosky is simply rewriting or performing a polish on the original script by Matthew Fogel, or if he is conducting an exhaustive page-one rewrite and starting over from scratch. The story for this latest Disney live-action remake will be a revisionist tale, told from
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‘Matilda’ Actress Mara Wilson Protects Millie Bobby Brown Against Sexualization: ‘A 13-Year-Old Girl is Not All Grown Up’

‘Matilda’ Actress Mara Wilson Protects Millie Bobby Brown Against Sexualization: ‘A 13-Year-Old Girl is Not All Grown Up’
Take it from someone who knows: Hollywood’s rampant sexual misconduct problem begins with sexualizing actors, and that includes child ones. Mara Wilson, a writer and former child actress who starred in ’90s favorites “Matilda” and “Mrs. Doubtfire,” penned a powerful essay for Elle urging the media to stop sexualizing child stars — beginning with “Stranger Things” breakout star Millie Bobby Brown. The essay was inspired by this viral tweet, written by a middle-aged man, declaring the 13-year-old Brown “just grew up in front of our eyes.”

Wilson writes that she was sexualized and objectified from a very young age; her body and looks were were scrutinized by the media; and she often received leering fan letters from grown-men. “Even before I was out of middle school, I had been featured on foot fetish websites, photoshopped into child porn, and received all kinds of letters and messages online from grown men.
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‘Matilda’ Actress Mara Wilson Protects Millie Bobby Brown Against Sexualization: ‘A 13-Year-Old Girl is Not All Grown Up’

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‘Matilda’ Actress Mara Wilson Protects Millie Bobby Brown Against Sexualization: ‘A 13-Year-Old Girl is Not All Grown Up’
Take it from someone who knows: Hollywood’s rampant sexual misconduct problem begins with sexualizing actors, and that includes child ones. Mara Wilson, a writer and former child actress who starred in ’90s favorites “Matilda” and “Mrs. Doubtfire,” penned a powerful essay for Elle urging the media to stop sexualizing child stars — beginning with “Stranger Things” breakout star Millie Bobby Brown. The essay was inspired by this viral tweet, written by a middle-aged man, declaring the 13-year-old Brown “just grew up in front of our eyes.”

Wilson writes that she was sexualized and objectified from a very young age; her body and looks were were scrutinized by the media; and she often received leering fan letters from grown-men. “Even before I was out of middle school, I had been featured on foot fetish websites, photoshopped into child porn, and received all kinds of letters and messages online from grown men.
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Love Lives of Harry Potter Stars: Inside Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and More Cast Members' Romances

Love Lives of Harry Potter Stars: Inside Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and More Cast Members' Romances
It's been six years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2 was released. The movie hit theaters in July 2011 and a lot has changed since then. The cast has grown up, starred in different projects and started lives outside of the Harry Potter world. In the years that have passed, we've seen Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and more cast members find love and start romances. So what's the relationship status of the Harry Potter cast members now? We're giving you the romance details below!
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On my radar: Rupert Grint’s cultural highlights

The actor on Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, David Shrigley’s unsettling cartoons, designing T-shirts online and getting his dad into RuPaul’s Drag Race

Born in Harlow in 1988 and raised in Hertfordshire, Rupert Grint rose to fame after being cast as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series – the world’s second-highest grossing movie franchise – at the age of 11, alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. Outside the Potter world, his film roles include Driving Lessons (2006), Wild Target (2010), and Postman Pat (2014). He made his stage debut in Mojo at the Harold Pinter theatre, London, in 2013. He has recently starred in Snatch (2017), a TV adaptation of Guy Ritchie’s film of the same name, and will star alongside Nick Frost in new TV comedy Sick Note, launching on Sky 1 and streaming service Now TV on 7 November.

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On my radar: Rupert Grint’s cultural highlights

The actor on Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, David Shrigley’s unsettling cartoons, designing T-shirts online and getting his dad into RuPaul’s Drag Race

Born in Harlow in 1988 and raised in Hertfordshire, Rupert Grint rose to fame after being cast as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series – the world’s second-highest grossing movie franchise – at the age of 11, alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. Outside the Potter world, his film roles include Driving Lessons (2006), Wild Target (2010), and Postman Pat (2014). He made his stage debut in Mojo at the Harold Pinter theatre, London, in 2013. He has recently starred in Snatch (2017), a TV adaptation of Guy Ritchie’s film of the same name, and will star alongside Nick Frost in new TV comedy Sick Note, launching on Sky 1 and streaming service Now TV on 7 November.

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Tom Hanks Will Build a Robot for His Dog in Sci-Fi Thriller Bios

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Tom Hanks Will Build a Robot for His Dog in Sci-Fi Thriller Bios
Tom Hanks is attached to star in a hot new sci-fi project called Bios, which is currently being shopped to studios, with several potential bidders eyeing the project. Among them are Legendary, Warner Bros. and Studio 8, but whichever studio lands this project, they're expected to get to work rather quickly, with production being eyed to start in the first quarter of 2018, after the busy schedule of Tom Hanks starts to clear up.

The script was written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell, which is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The story centers on a robot built by its ailing creator (Tom Hanks) to take care of his beloved dog, as he starts to fade away. Along the way, this robot learns about love, friendship and the meaning of human life. No further details were given about the story, or how many other characters still need to be cast. Still, given
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‘The Florida Project’ Star Brooklynn Prince: ‘I Want to Be the First Girl President’ (Video)

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‘The Florida Project’ Star Brooklynn Prince: ‘I Want to Be the First Girl President’ (Video)
Brooklynn Prince, the breakout 7-year-old star of the new indie “The Florida Project,” said that after being the first “little girl director,” she’d like to one day be the first female president of the United States. “I was kind of hoping that Hillary ,” she told TheWrap founder Sharon Waxman at the Power Women Breakfast L.A. on Thursday. “That there would just be some kind of girl president. I want to be the first girl president… when I grow up.” Prince said she looks up to young female stars like Gal Gadot, Daisy Ridley, Emma Watson and sisters Elle and Dakota.
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Jason Isaacs Almost Said No to the Harry Potter Series

The Harry Potter franchise is responsible for taking many unknown actors and turning them into stars. The best examples of these are the three lead roles in the series of movies; Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. These characters are played by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson respectively. Each of these stars was propelled to celebrity status following their involvement with the franchise. Despite the success of the series, there were some actors who initially almost turned down a role in the hit movies. Jason Isaacs is one example of an actor who was offered a role

Jason Isaacs Almost Said No to the Harry Potter Series
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Miles Teller Says His Exit From ‘La La Land’ “Played Out Much Differently Than People Think”

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Miles Teller must have a weird feeling of deja vu. Around this time last year, while on the circuit for “Bleed For This,” the actor addressed rumors that he turned down $4 million to star in “La La Land,” and that as negotiations dragged out, his scheduling window basically closed, leaving him to go off and do “Allegiant.” Originally slated to star Teller and Emma Watson, the pair were replaced by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and rest is history.

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A Look at Some of the Top Oscar Best Picture Contenders in 2017

It’s the most unpredictable Oscar race in memory, with no clear frontrunner established and dozens of films vying for the top prize. We look at some of the films that could take home the gold.

All the Money in the World

Dec. 8 Sony

Kevin Spacey stars as tycoon John Paul Getty in this historical drama piece directed by Ridley Scott. The film explores the internal conflicts of the family in the wake of the kidnapping of Getty’s grandson. While the mother (Michelle Williams) would do anything to get her boy back, Getty’s priority remains his business and fortune.

Baby Driver

June 28 Sony

Edgar Wright struck gold with his audacious tale about a getaway driver who falls for a sweet waitress, only to get sucked into another dangerous heist. Whether one of the best-reviewed films of the year can translate into awards buzz remains to be seen, but it shouldn’t be underestimated.

Battle of the Sexes

Sept
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‘Phantom Thread’: Everything You Need to Know About Daniel Day-Lewis’ Final Movie

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‘Phantom Thread’: Everything You Need to Know About Daniel Day-Lewis’ Final Movie
The Oscar race isn’t over until the last movie screens, and this year one of the final contenders to be unveiled will be “Phantom Thread.” The drama marks the hugely anticipated reunion between Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis, who last worked together a decade ago on “There Will Be Blood.” The Upton Sinclair-inspired drama earned eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, and gave Day-Lewis his second trophy for Best Actor (he’d make history and win a third for “Lincoln” five years later), so anyone would be foolish to underestimate just how big “Phantom Thread” will be this awards season.

Focus Features has been keeping a majority of the details surrounding the movie under lock and key, although the official trailer was finally released on October 23, teasing a gorgeously shot drama about the romantic obsessions of a self-destructive artist. “Phantom Thread” seems to operating
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Lucy Hale and Kendall Jenner Breathe New Life into the Lbd

Lucy Hale and Kendall Jenner Breathe New Life into the Lbd
Stars can shine bright, even when they're wearing black.  The little black dress is timeless. The allure of the trend hasn't plateaued since 1920s when the couture matron, Coco Chanel, made it a globally-loved. What's the draw here? The color's chameleon capabilities make it easy to adapt to any person's fashion sense, so it's no surprise that both old Hollywood fashionistas, like Marilyn Monroe, and new Hollywood starlets from Emma Watson to Bella Hadid have worn the trend on and off the red carpet. While you may think of Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's as the holy grail of the Lbd, some of today's stars have revolutionized the old classic, taking the dress from...
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Win WWII Thriller ‘Alone In Berlin’ On DVD

Coming to DVD and Digital Download on 23rd October 2017 is the powerfully moving, true-life World War II thriller Alone In Berlin, which stars two-time Academy® Award-winner Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson and Daniel Brühl. To celebrate the release, we have three copies to give away on DVD.

Otto (Gleeson) and Anna Quangel (Thompson) are a working-class couple living in a derelict apartment block trying to lay low under Nazi rule. But when their only child is killed fighting at the front, their loss drives them to an extraordinary act of resistance. They start to drop anonymous postcards all over the city attacking Hitler and his regime. If caught, it means certain execution.

Soon their campaign comes to the attention of the Gestapo inspector Escherich (Brühl) and a murderous game of cat-and-mouse begins. But the game serves only to strengthen Otto and Anna’s sense of purpose and a renewed love for each other.
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