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Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Diana Ross Belts Medley of Hits (and Dances with Grandkids!): 'I'm So Humbled'

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Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Diana Ross Belts Medley of Hits (and Dances with Grandkids!): 'I'm So Humbled'
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Music icon Diana Ross did double duty at the American Music Awards on Sunday night.

The legendary singer was one of the night’s performers and she was the recipient of one of the night’s biggest honors: the Lifetime Achievement award.

After a stirring introduction from her youngest son Evan—and a suitably epic video detailing her amazing personal, musical and cinematic history and influence
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20 Wizard of Oz Gifts That Will Send You Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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There are few movies that touch my heart like The Wizard of Oz does. Not only is the musical a Hollywood classic, but it always leaves me with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside whenever I watch it. But with Judy Garland's beautiful voice and the lovable characters, how could it not? If you're just as obsessed with the movie as I am, then you will probably get a kick out of this amazing merchandise. From the vinyl soundtrack to a yellow brick road snow globe, these gifts will certainly send you somewhere over the rainbow. RelatedGift Guide: Stocking Stuffers For the Pop Culture-Lover
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Todrick Hall Gets Personal in Trailer for His New Documentary Behind the Curtain

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Todrick Hall Gets Personal in Trailer for His New Documentary Behind the Curtain
Todrick Hall is giving fans an intimate look into his life — and his rise to fame.

The 32-year-old singer and actor documented the making of his visual album Straight Outta Oz in Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall. The documentary, directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright (Call Me Kuchu) offers a look into his hectic schedule and most important relationships, like his mom.

“I am so excited to be sharing this beautiful, vulnerable, heartwarming film with my family, friends and most of all my fans,” Hall tells People. “I have spent my YouTube career encouraging others and trying to be a trailblazer
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The Last Word on ‘A Monster Calls’

I’m not actually sure what angle to take on ‘A Monster Calls‘. I’m not familiar with the award-winning children’s book it’s based on, so I can’t really come at it from that angle, although the animation and special effects, are impressive and seem special at moments. I’m certainly not gonna pan the movie outright, it’s too well-done for that, but I’ve just seen too many movies beforehand. Too many movies, read too many books, seen too many similar projects…, this is the kind of movie that’s either gonna work on you or it’s not, and I’ve just become a little too jaded over the years, or maybe I’ve just outgrown the narrative.

Actually, that’s not true, I’ve never liked this narrative structure. Structurally, the movie that ‘A Monster Calls‘ reminds me of, is Tim Burton‘s
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Mark Hamill Takes Porgs to the Dark Side

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Mark Hamill Takes Porgs to the Dark Side
Mark Hamill is a master of social media and he has clearly been having a lot of fun with fans in the lead up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In a recent post, Hamill shared an image of Luke Skywalker on Ahch-To with Porgs hanging out on him in what the actor has humorously dubbed "Porgnography." The picture comes after Hamill shared the new international poster for The Last Jedi that features Rey in the darkness. Hamill took the poster and started playing with fans, suggesting that Rey goes to the Dark Side and not Luke, as everybody has been speculating about.

In the new image, Luke Skywalker is posed like an ominous scarecrow in his all brown robed look with a couple of cute little Porgs hanging out on him. Though the picture is Photoshopped, it is abundantly clear that the little new Ewoks of the Star Wars
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What Every Instagram-Famous Pet Is Wearing This Halloween

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They are the furriest of fashionistas, the sultans of sweet; they are the fabulous, famous pets of Instagram. Just as human influencers have become style touchstones for pet owners, these tail-wagging trendsetters are an inspiration to their fluffy brethren.

Since these pets go sans apparel most of the time, Halloween is an important holiday to take stock of each animal’s personal style, so you can get ideas for your own cat or dog.

While it might be too late to get these Halloween outfits for your pet in 2017, you now have 364 days to plan until next year. You’re welcome.
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Blake Lively Says Daughter James Has Some Hilarious Halloween Costume Ideas for Baby Sister Inez

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Blake Lively Says Daughter James Has Some Hilarious Halloween Costume Ideas for Baby Sister Inez
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds‘ older daughter James is all about Halloween dress-up, but she has a few stipulations.

In this week’s issue of People, the All I See Is You star dishes on her 2½-year-old’s current request for family costumes — and it sounds like James’ baby sister Inez, 1, might be getting the short end of the stick.

“My daughter suggested that our youngest should be Mike Wazowski, so I thought, ‘Great, we are all going to get to be different characters from Monsters, Inc.,’ ” recalls the mother of two, 30. “But then she suggested the baby be Mike
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Film Review: ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

Film Review: ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’
Of all the books Charles Dickens wrote, none has been more often adapted for the screen than “A Christmas Carol,” drawing under its spell stars as diverse as Albert Finney, Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Mickey Mouse and the Muppets. Rather than retelling the classic once again, fresh take “The Man Who Invented Christmas” focuses on Dickens himself, revealing the equivalently satisfying story of how the English author conceived his beloved yuletide novella — while offering a chance for a splendidly cast Christopher Plummer to play Ebenezer Scrooge in the process.

Satisfying as it is to see a late-career Plummer tackle the iconic role, the subject of this particular film remains Scrooge’s creator, who may have had more in common with the old miser than audiences realize. The year was 1843, by which time Dickens (played here by “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens) had already tasted success, only to lose his publishers’ confidence after a series of “flops” (although
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Stranger Things 'Chapter Seven' Recap: We're Not Gonna Take It

Stranger Things 'Chapter Seven' Recap: We're Not Gonna Take It
Read all of our Stranger Things Season 2 recaps by clicking here.

Taking a page from The Wizard of Oz, Stranger Things made “There’s no place like home” the underlying theme of Season 2’s “Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister.”

Previous EpisodeStranger Things ‘Chapter Six’ Recap: Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear to Tread

Picking up at the conclusion of El’s blindfold session with her mother in “Chapter Five,” the episode began with Jane surmising that the reason Terry had so badly wanted to communicate with her was that she’d wanted her daughter to track down the other little
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Renee Zellweger to play Judy Garland in biopic

Oscar winner Renee Zellweger is set to take on the role of legendary actress and singer Judy Garland in Judy, a biopic which will explore Garland’s final concerts in London in 1968.

As per Deadline, the film’s logline reads: “It’s winter 1968, 30 years after she played the iconic role of Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, when showbiz legend Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. As Garland prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Garland is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids.
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Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic

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Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic
Path&#233 and Calamity Films have set a February 2018 start date for principal photography on Judy, based on the true story of Judy Garland's final concerts in London. Actress Renee Zellweger, Academy Award winner and three times Academy Award nominee (Bridget Jones's Diary, Cold Mountain and Chicago), will play Judy Garland; and celebrated British stage director, Rupert Goold (a Tony nominee and two times Olivier winner) will direct. No release date has been set at this time and it remains to be seen how many more roles need to be filled out.

The story is set in Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show,
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Renée Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in “Judy”

Zellweger in “Bridget Jones’s Baby”

It’s been over a decade since Renée Zellweger starred as Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” but the actress seems poised to show off her impressive pipes in the near future. The Oscar winner has signed on to play Judy Garland in an upcoming drama about the “Wizard of Oz” star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Titled “Judy,” the film is based on the true story of the Hollywood legend’s final concerts in London, held in 1968. While THR doesn’t specify whether or not the pic will feature Zellweger on the mic, it seems likely that she’ll sing given “Judy’s” subject matter.

The project takes place “30 years since ‘the world’s greatest entertainer’ shot to global fame in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and as she prepares for the concerts, she battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, while also embarking on a courtship with Mickey Dean, her soon-to-be fifth husband,” the source summarizes. “Yet Garland is also fragile, and having spent 45 of her 47 years working, is haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and a desire to be back home with her kids.”

Written by Tom Edge (“The Crown”) and directed by Tony nominee Robert Goold, the project is backed by Pathe and Calamity Films and production is slated to kick off February 2018.

Zellweger won an Academy Award in 2004 for “Cold Mountain.” She’s also received nods for “Chicago” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” Earlier this year she was honored at Greenwich International Film Festival for her work off-screen: supporting research on Als and collaborating with an Austin-based org that aids individuals in the music industry who are affected by depression and mental health issues.

When asked about aging in Hollywood, the actress has responded, “I’ve never seen the maturation of a woman as a negative thing.” She explained, “I’ve never seen a woman stepping into her more powerful self as a negative.”

Renée Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in “Judy” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Renée Zellweger Cast in Judy Garland Biopic Judy

Renée Zellweger Cast in Judy Garland Biopic Judy
Renée Zellweger will play Judy Garland in Judy, based on the actress' final concerts in London. Pathé and Calamity Films are backing the project, based on a script by Tom Edge (The Crown). Rupert Goold (King Charles III) will direct the movie, and production will start in February 2018. Set in London in 1968, nearly 30 years after The Wizard of Oz made her an international movie star, the biopic follows Garland as she prepares for her sold-out show, The Talk of the Town (featuring classics like "Over the Rainbow" and "The Trolley Song"). Behind the scenes, Garland fights with management, feeling overworked after a lifetime spent in show business. Missing her children, she even contemplates walking...
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Renée Zellweger To Play Judy Garland In ‘Judy’ For Pathé, Calamity Films – Afm

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Renée Zellweger To Play Judy Garland In ‘Judy’ For Pathé, Calamity Films – Afm
Pathe and Calamity Films have set Renee Zellweger to star in Judy, playing the legendary Judy Garland in the true story of the singer and actress’ final concerts in London. A February 2018 start date has been earmarked for principal photography with British stage director and Tony nominee Rupert Goold helming. It’s winter 1968, 30 years after she played the iconic role of Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, when showbiz legend Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a…
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Netflix Snags Spec About “Wizard of Oz” and “Alice in Wonderland” Heroines

Mia Wasikowska in “Alice Through the Looking Glass

Two iconic, beloved characters are teaming up for a whole new epic adventure. Netflix has snagged the rights to “Dorothy & Alice,” a spec script inspired by the protagonists of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Deadline reports. The sought-after project inspired a “hotly competitive bidding situation with a number of producers who were after it for its franchise potential,” and the streamer came out victorious.

It’s not clear whether Dorothy and Alice’s high-stakes journey will take them to Oz, Wonderland, or some other magical land. The logline reads, “Haunted by nightmares of Oz’s impending destruction, Dorothy Gale finds herself in a home for others like her with troubling, vivid dreams. While she is there, she meets a mysterious girl, Alice — who involves her in a perilous quest to not only save the worlds of imagination — those which we come to realize are real and not just dreams — but the world as we know it.”

English teacher Justin Merz penned the script, and Clubhouse Pics’ Bryan Unkeless is producing. No word on who will direct.

The actresses most closely associated with Dorothy and Alice are Judy Garland and Mia Wasikowska, respectively. Garland played Dorothy in the 1939 musical “The Wizard of Oz,” and Wasikowska took on the role of Alice in 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” and last year’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” Casting hasn’t been announced for “Dorothy & Alice.”

Netflix Snags Spec About “Wizard of Oz” and “Alice in Wonderland” Heroines was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Win! The Iconic Moments Collection bundle on DVD

Experience and rediscover some of the most iconic Warner Bros. movies ever made, with Part Two of the ultimate Iconic Moments film collection, available now on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download. To celebrate, we are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a bundle of some of the famous films on DVD.

From Singin’ In the Rain to Citizen Kane and North By Northwest to Rebel Without a Cause, seventeen classic films have been individually re-released with exclusive re-designed and numbered sleeves. The carefully selected collection collates some of Warner Bros.’ most celebrated, decorated, ground-breaking and ‘quoteable’ cinematic moments of all time.

The Iconic Moment’s Collection bundle will include a copy of A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Lost Boys, Beetlejuice, Point Break and The Mask on DVD.

The Warner Bros. Iconic Moments collection is available now.

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In order to enter this competition,
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Denis Villeneuve on the Challenges of Three-Way Sex Scenes and His Very Real Need for a Nap

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Denis Villeneuve on the Challenges of Three-Way Sex Scenes and His Very Real Need for a Nap
With “Blade Runner 2049” playing on the big screen (where it must be seen in all its glory) amid debates about mismarketing and spoiler phobia, director Denis Villeneuve was relieved to be able to sit down and talk openly about making the movie — with a few well-placed spoiler alerts.

Like “Life of Pi,” and “Mad Max: Fury Road,” along with its main Oscar rival “Dunkirk,” critically hailed “Blade Runner 2049” pushes the state of motion-picture making to its apex. And the Academy — from the picky directors branch and the crafts to actors with a fondness for long-overlooked Harrison Ford — should reward the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 “Blade Runner” with multiple nominations. (The original landed just two craft nods.)

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Could Finally Nab Harrison Ford and Roger Deakins Those Elusive Oscars

I’m not the only one who came out of this complicated two-hour, 43-minute
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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Denis Villeneuve on the Challenges of Three-Way Sex Scenes and His Very Real Need for a Nap

‘Blade Runner 2049’: Denis Villeneuve on the Challenges of Three-Way Sex Scenes and His Very Real Need for a Nap
With “Blade Runner 2049” playing on the big screen (where it must be seen in all its glory) amid debates about mismarketing and spoiler phobia, director Denis Villeneuve was relieved to be able to sit down and talk openly about making the movie — with a few well-placed spoiler alerts.

Like “Life of Pi,” and “Mad Max: Fury Road,” along with its main Oscar rival “Dunkirk,” critically hailed “Blade Runner 2049” pushes the state of motion-picture making to its apex. And the Academy — from the picky directors branch and the crafts to actors with a fondness for long-overlooked Harrison Ford — should reward the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 “Blade Runner” with multiple nominations. (The original landed just two craft nods.)

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Could Finally Nab Harrison Ford and Roger Deakins Those Elusive Oscars

I’m not the only one who came out of this complicated two-hour, 43-minute
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12 Movies with the Best Color Cinematography of All-Time

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12 Movies with the Best Color Cinematography of All-Time
These days, major cinematographers like Emmanuel Lubezki and Ed Lachman are as much of a draw to serious moviegoers as the directors they work with. Currently, Roger Deakins’ masterful work in the visually stunning “Blade Runner 2049” has led to one recurring question above all: Will Roger finally win the Oscar? Among the more striking aspects of Deakins’ accomplishment is the use of color: Virtually every shot has a different palette.

It feels like something we’ve never seen before, but have we? How does today’s best cinematography stack up against the great color films of the past?

Since the early 20th century, there have always been experimentations with color cinematography, but it wasn’t until the late ’30s, with the massive success of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind,” that color films became a staple of international cinema. With films stretching from 1947 to 2011, from masters like Jack Cardiff to Lubezki,
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Elite Squad! Debra Messing Is Joined By Pals Connie Britton, Mariska Hargitay and Sophia Bush for Walk of Fame

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Elite Squad! Debra Messing Is Joined By Pals Connie Britton, Mariska Hargitay and Sophia Bush for Walk of Fame
Debra Messing officially has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — as well as the ultimate besties!

The Will & Grace star, 49, received the honor on Friday, with members of her elite squad in attendance: Mariska Hargitay, Connie Britton and Sophia Bush.

The quartet later posed together, gathering around Messing, who wore a vintage gold dress for the occasion, as they smiled widely for the cameras.

The actress was also joined by her 13-year-old son, Roman Zelman.

Messing, who is currently starring in the reboot of Will & Grace, gave a touching speech on her earliest memories of Hollywood.

“I think
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