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Olivia Wilde Is Making Her Feature Directorial Debut with “Booksmart”

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Olivia Wilde is stepping behind the camera for her feature directorial debut. After helming a couple of music videos and a short, the “House” alumna is teaming up with Annapurna Pictures and Gloria Sanchez for “Booksmart,” a comedy starring “Last Man Standing’s” Kaitlyn Dever and “Lady Bird” breakout Beanie Feldstein. Variety broke the news.

The pic follows overachieving BFFs who have an epiphany on the eve of their high school graduation. They realize that they should have spent less time studying and more time partying. “Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night,” the source summarizes.

Frequent collaborators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins (“The Mayor,” “Black-ish”) penned the script, and Susanna Fogel (“Life Partners”) and Katie Silberman (“Set It Up”) have done revisions.

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Pulse Quickens Content Plans as Lars Knudsen Comes on Board (Exclusive)

Producer Lars Knudsen is joining forces with Pulse Films as the outfit’s movie and high-end TV plans shift up a gear. The producer partnership sees Knusden reunited with Pulse founder Thomas Benski and managing director, film and scripted television, Lucas Ochoa after the trio worked together on “American Honey.”

Knudsen’s upcoming films “A Vigilante” and “City of Alex” will come under the Pulse umbrella. Knudsen, formerly of Parts & Labor, is also working up new projects with “The Witch” helmer Robert Eggers and Ari Aster, who directed “Hereditary,” a buzz title at Sundance. Knudsen produced both “The Witch” and “Hereditary,” which fall under the Pulse production pact.

“What characterizes us is a commitment to producers, and it was natural to partner with Lars. who is one of the best independent producers out there, to complement what Lucas and I are doing,” Benski told Variety. “As we are building out a film push, having someone
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Olivia Wilde to make directorial debut with Booksmart

Actress Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy, House) is set to make her directorial debut Booksmart, which is being produced by Annapurna Pictures and Gloria Sanchez, the female-focussed division of Gary Sanchez Productions.

Variety reports that Kaitlyn Dever (Justified) and Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) will star in the film as two academic superstars and best friends who realise on the eve of their high school graduation that they should have worked less and played more, and set out to cram four years of fun into a single night.

Booksmart has been written by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, with revisions by Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman. Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, and Megan Ellison are producing for Annapurna Pictures, with Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay producing for Gloria Sanchez.

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Olivia Wilde to Make Feature Directing Debut With ‘Booksmart’

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Olivia Wilde to Make Feature Directing Debut With ‘Booksmart’
Olivia Wilde will make her feature directing debut with “Booksmart” for Annapurna Pictures, the company announced Friday. Kaitlyn Dever (“Last Man Standing”) and Beanie Feldstein (“Lady Bird”) will star. Wilde, Dever and Feldstein made the announcement on their Instagram pages. Dever and Feldstein will play two teenage academic superstars who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night. Also Read: Olivia Wilde's Broadway Play '1984' Ruled Ineligible for Tony...
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Olivia Wilde Sets Directorial Debut ‘Booksmart’ With Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein to Star (Exclusive)

Olivia Wilde Sets Directorial Debut ‘Booksmart’ With Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein to Star (Exclusive)
Olivia Wilde is setting her directorial debut “Booksmart” with Annapurna Pictures and cast Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein to star.

The pic is being produced by Annapurna and Gloria Sanchez, the female-focused production banner wing of Gary Sanchez Productions. Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, and Megan Ellison are producing for Annapurna and Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay are producing for Gloria Sanchez.

The story follows Dever and Feldstein’s characters, who, on the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

The original script is by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, with initial revisions by Susanna Fogel, and current revisions by Katie Silberman. “Booksmart,” with female stars, writers, and director, fits in well
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Kim Kardashian Regrets Her Pencil-Thin 'Drew Barrymore' Eyebrow Phase

Kim Kardashian Regrets Her Pencil-Thin 'Drew Barrymore' Eyebrow Phase
They may have access to the best of the best makeup artists in the business right now, but back in the day a lot of celebs had some pretty intense brow drama. Stars like Olivia Wilde, Chrissy Teigen, and yes, even Kim Kardashian West, all experienced major mishaps in the eyebrow grooming department at some point along their lives, and for Kim, her low brow point was in 1997.

Kris Jenner shared a throwback photo of her posing with Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Kim in 1997 with the comment, “the best memories #proudmama.”

Kim left her own comment on her mom
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Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson to star in 'Late Night' for 30West, FilmNation

Production scheduled to kick off in April.

Heading into the Efm, 30West and FilmNation Entertainment are teaming up to finance the Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson comedy Late Night.

FilmNation will launch pre-sales in Berlin next week and produces with Imperative Entertainment, whose head Dan Friedkin launched 30West with former CAA agent Micah Green last year.

CAA and 30West handle Us rights and principal photography on Late Night is set to commence in April based on a screenplay by Kaling about a beleaguered late-night talk show host (Thompson) who hires her first female writer (Kaling) to revitalise the show and her life.

Nisha Ganatra (Transparent) will direct and Kaling serves as producer alongside Howard Klein, Imperative Entertainment and FilmNation.

FilmNation’s Efm sales slate includes Amazon StudiosThe Aeronauts with Eddie Redmayne and his The Theory Of Everything co-star Felicity Jones, and Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield. The company also handles
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Reed Morano Makes History with DGA Win

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Reed Morano has cemented her place in in the record books with a historic Directors Guild of America win. This past Saturday she took home the DGA Award in the drama series category for helming “Offred,” the pilot of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Morano previously received an Emmy for the dystopian series, making her the first woman to win both prizes. She directed the first three episodes of the Margaret Atwood adaptation.

The “Halt and Catch Fire” director is the fourth woman to secure the drama DGA award (following Barbara Kopple, Lesli Linka Glatter, and Patty Jenkins) and the third to win that category at the Emmys (following Karen Arthur and Mimi Leder).

Morano’s latest pic, “I Think We’re Alone Now,” just premiered at Sundance Film Festival and took home a Special Jury Award for Excellence in Filmmaking. The post-apocalyptic character drama centers
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‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman Named TV Showman of the Year by Icg Publicists Awards

‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman Named TV Showman of the Year by Icg Publicists Awards
Dan Fogelman, creator and executive producer of the NBC drama “This Is Us,”will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards.

This Is Us” was nominated for 10 Emmys as well as a Golden Globe for Best Drama for its first two seasons. The series also recently won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

“Even with the multitude of television programming currently available, ‘This Is Us’ is the show that everyone wants to talk about the next day,” said Icg national president Steven Poster, Asc. “That is due in great part to the creative genius of Dan Fogelman.”

Fogelman also co-created and executive produced Fox’s drama “Pitch,” in addition to creating the ABC period musical comedy series “Galavant” and the ABC comedy The Neighbors.

Fogelman’s upcoming film “Life Itself,” which he directed, stars Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, [link
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SXSW Film Festival Lineup Unveiled, John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ Set as Opener

SXSW Film Festival Lineup Unveiled, John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ Set as Opener
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s supernatural horror film “A Quiet Place” will launch the 25th edition of the South by Southwest film festival on March 9.

A Quiet Place,” which marks real-life married couple Blunt and Krasinski’s first big-screen effort together, is one of 132 features, including 86 world premieres, playing at the 10-day festival in Austin, Texas. Movies starring Armie Hammer, Olivia Wilde, Neil Young, and Molly Shannon also made the cut.

Other notable titles unveiled on Wednesday include the comedy “Blockers,” starring Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz; “You Can Choose Your Family,” with Jim Gaffigan; “Final Portrait,” toplined by Geoffrey Rush and Hammer; “A Vigilante,” starring Wilde; “The Legacy of the Whitetail Deer Hunter,” with Josh Brolin; “Boundaries,” toplined by Vera Farmiga; Daryl Hannah’s “Paradox,” starring Young; “Write When You Get Work,” with Emily Mortimer and Finn Wittrock; and “Wild Nights With Emily,” toplined by Shannon.

SXSW director of film Janet Pierson told Variety that “A Quiet Place
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SXSW Film Festival Lineup Unveiled, John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ Set as Opener

SXSW Film Festival Lineup Unveiled, John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ Set as Opener
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s supernatural horror film “A Quiet Place” will launch the 25th edition of the South by Southwest film festival on March 9.

A Quiet Place,” which marks real-life married couple Blunt and Krasinski’s first big-screen effort together, is one of 132 features, including 86 world premieres, playing at the 10-day festival in Austin, Texas. Movies starring Armie Hammer, Olivia Wilde, Neil Young, and Molly Shannon also made the cut.

Other notable titles unveiled on Wednesday include the comedy “Blockers,” starring Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz; “You Can Choose Your Family,” with Jim Gaffigan; “Final Portrait,” toplined by Geoffrey Rush and Hammer; “A Vigilante,” starring Wilde; “The Legacy of the Whitetail Deer Hunter,” with Josh Brolin; “Boundaries,” toplined by Vera Farmiga; Daryl Hannah’s “Paradox,” starring Young; “Write When You Get Work,” with Emily Mortimer and Finn Wittrock; and “Wild Nights With Emily,” toplined by Shannon.

SXSW director of film Janet Pierson told Variety that “A Quiet Place
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Steven Tyler Rocks Star-Studded Janie's Fund Gala And Grammy Viewing Party

During the weekend, iconic singer, songwriter, humanitarian, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Grammy Award winner Steven Tyler, and Live Nation celebrated the inaugural Janie's Fund Gala with an exclusive live viewing of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards telecast, elegant dinner, and unforgettable night of performances at the historic Red Studios Hollywood.

Steven Tyler Performs At Inaugural Janie's Fund Gala and Grammy Viewing Party

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The inaugural event raised over $2.4 million dollars for Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative created by Tyler in partnership with the national family services nonprofit Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls across America who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come.
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Women's March Los Angeles Brings Out Over 700K Attendees

The Women’s March Los Angeles returned to Downtown Los Angeles during the weekend for the 2nd annual event, drawing an incredible turnout of over 700,000 attendees.

Olivia Wilde Speaks onstage at 2018 Women's March Los Angeles

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The powerful lineup of activists and stars included Elizabeth Banks, Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Connie Britton, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Ted Danson, Viola Davis, Lea DeLaria, Zoey Deutch, Tony Goldwyn, Sarah Hyland, Paris Jackson, Allison Janney, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Megan Mullally, Olivia Munn, Lupita Nyong'o, Natalie Portman, Rob Reiner, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Steenburgen, Lea Thompson, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde, Larry Wilmore, Alfre Woodard, and Constance Wu, and performers Idina Menzel, Andra Day, Rachel Platten, Daya, Maxwell, Andy Grammer, Keala Settle, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge. Additional special guests included Mayor Eric Garcetti,
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More Stars To Join Supporters At Women's March Los Angeles

Women’s March Los Angeles has announced that supporters including U. S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Allison Janney, Connie Britton, Sarah Hyland, Mila Kunis, Eva Longoria, Ellen Barkin, Rob Reiner, and Mary Steenburgen, along with performers Andy Grammer, and Keala Settle will now join the powerful lineup of activists and stars taking the stage at the March on Saturday, January 20th.

They will join previously announced speakers including Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Tony Goldwyn, Paris Jackson, Megan Mullally, Olivia Munn, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Olivia Wilde, Larry Wilmore, and Alfre Woodard, along with performers Idina Menzel, Andra Day, Rachel Platten, Maxwell, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge. Other special guests include Mayor Eric Garcetti, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, Los Angeles Lgbt Center CEO Lorri L.
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Sundance 2018 Preview: Films About the Apocalypse, Lgbtq Teens, Rbg, and More

“On Her Shoulders”

The Sundance Film Festival begins this Thursday, January 18 and as expected, there are tons of exciting projects by and about women. For those of you making the trek to Park City, Utah, as well as those of you who just like to keep up with the newest films, we’ve put together some of the fest’s highlights for you to check out. (The key word being “some”: this list is by no means exhaustive. There are plenty more female centric and made films to see.)

Among the offerings is Emmy winner Reed Morano’s second feature, the apocalypse-set sci-fi drama “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Desiree Akhavan is also premiering her second feature film, “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” which is about a young woman sent to gay conversion camp in the early ‘90s.

There are also a bevy of feminist docs screening at Sundance this year.
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The Sweetest, Funniest & Most Heartfelt Celebrity Birthday Posts

The Sweetest, Funniest & Most Heartfelt Celebrity Birthday Posts
While the larger-than-life gifts (blingy jewelry, cars and Pinterest-worthy vacations, oh my!) celebs are treated to on their birthdays are nice and all, nothing quite compares to the sweet messages their loved ones post on their respective social media accounts. Whether there’s a silly anecdote involved, a never-before-seen candid photo or an aww-worthy caption, we can’t get enough of these odes.

From Miley Cyrus’ tribute to beau Liam Hemsworth, to Olivia Wilde’s heartfelt ode to longtime love Jason Sudeikis, get ready to smile, happy-cry and fall in love with your favorite stars all over again.

Miley Cyrus
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Stars To Take Part In Women's March Los Angeles

Women’s March Los Angeles has announced a powerful line-up of activists and celebrities for its January 20 event.

Women’s March Los Angeles announced today that supporters including Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Tony Goldwyn, Paris Jackson, Megan Mullally, Olivia Munn, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Olivia Wilde, Larry Wilmore, and Alfre Woodard, among others, will take the stage at the March on Saturday, January 20th.

Idina Menzel, Andra Day, Rachel Platten, Maxwell, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge are also set to perform. Other special guests include Mayor Eric Garcetti, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, Los Angeles Lgbt Center CEO Lorri L. Jean, civil rights advocate Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles President & CEO Sue Dunlap, Black Lives Matter’s Melina Abdullah, Aclu of Southern California Executive Director Hector Villagra, Supervisor Hilda L.
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Scarlett Johansson, Alfre Woodard, Laverne Cox and Olivia Munn Set to Join Women’s March

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Scarlett Johansson, Alfre Woodard, Laverne Cox and Olivia Munn Set to Join Women’s March
Scarlett Johansson, Alfre Woodard, Laverne Cox and Olivia Munn are among the famous names joining Women’s March L.A. on Jan. 20 to support women’s rights, human rights, civil liberties and social justice. This is the second annual march through the streets of downtown Los Angeles, which started last year as part of a worldwide protest in the wake of President Trump taking office. Other stars set to join this year’s march include Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Lea DeLaria, Tony Goldwyn, Paris Jackson, Megan Mullally, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Olivia Wilde and Larry Wilmore, the Los Angeles Times reported. Also Read: How...
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Why Are Stars Wearing Black to the Golden Globes?

Why will stars be wearing black at the Golden Globes?In late December, rumors began circulating that the Golden Globes red carpet would be experiencing a blackout: Many stars were banding together in search of all-black dresses and outfits to make a statement against the epidemic of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond.

At first, there were just hints here and there on social media, but buzz began to build, and on Jan. 2, it was revealed in the New York Times that the coordinated wardrobe effort was part of a bigger, organized campaign called Time’s Up.

With
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Olivia Wilde's Beauty Routine Includes a Lot of Saliva

Olivia Wilde's Beauty Routine Includes a Lot of Saliva
Olivia Wilde is a lazy girl's role model when it comes to beauty. We love her, not just because she does less, but because her hacks are so relatable and efficient. "I don't really use brushes," she said while taping her makeup routine for Vogue. "I just use my fingers, because I have them with me at all times." To be fair, the actress' makeup look appears very natural, so if you like to be super glam, her beauty tips may not be for you. But, if you want to shorten the time of your everyday, barely-there makeup routine, Olivia is the woman to follow. And, she'll tell you why: "I'm a mom. I've got a job. I'm super lazy." Check out...
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