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Sufjan Stevens Says ‘I, Tonya’ Didn’t Want His Tonya Harding Song, but You Can Listen to It Anyway

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Sufjan Stevens Says ‘I, Tonya’ Didn’t Want His Tonya Harding Song, but You Can Listen to It Anyway
Sufjan Stevens contributed two highly acclaimed tunes to the “Call Me by Your Name” soundtrack, with both “Mystery of Love” and “Visions of Gideon” considered likely nominees for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. To hear the indie-rock icon tell it, he almost had another in the mix this fall: “Tonya Harding,” which, despite his efforts, bears no relation to “I, Tonya.”

Margot Robbie stars as the disgraced figure skater in Craig Gillespie’s biopic, which has earned strong reviews since premiering in Toronto and opens later this month. Stevens writes on his website that he’s “been trying to write a Tonya Harding song since I was 15” and that the final product is “not at all related to the new biopic” because he “sent it to the music supervisors but they couldn’t find a way to use it.”

Read More:‘Call Me by Your Name’ Soundtrack: Sufjan Stevens,
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‘I, Tonya’: Allison Janney on the Frightening Injury That Turned Her from Iceskating to Acting

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‘I, Tonya’: Allison Janney on the Frightening Injury That Turned Her from Iceskating to Acting
When Allison Janney watched Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan compete in the 1994 Olympics — along with 126 million others — she had no idea that she’d eventually earn her first Oscar buzz for playing Harding’s mother. Most of those viewers tuned in because weeks prior, Harding’s ex-husband and bodyguard arranged for an attacker to club Kerrigan’s knee with a police baton. But for Janney, it was personal: few know that she was once a serious figure skater herself, sidelined from the sport by a freak accident that occurred when her parents hosted a party.

“There was a game where couples had balloons tied around their ankles and you tried to pop the other couples’ balloons,” said Janney, who portrays Lavona Golden in Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya.” “I was cheating, and had my balloon tied around my knee, because I had a strapless long dress on. Cheaters never prosper!
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‘I, Tonya’: How the Man Who Wrote ‘Hope Floats’ Created the Year’s Most Unexpectedly Empowering Feminist Biopic

‘I, Tonya’: How the Man Who Wrote ‘Hope Floats’ Created the Year’s Most Unexpectedly Empowering Feminist Biopic
There’s little on screenwriter Steven Rogers’ resume to indicate that he was interested in writing something like “I, Tonya,” the year’s most irreverent – and unexpectedly inspiring – biopic that follows the exploits of one of America’s signature fallen stars. After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September (where Neon and 30West acquired it for 2017 release), the film has steadily picked up awards steam, particularly for the mother-daughter performances of Allison Janney and Margot Robbie, who are both nominated for Critics’ Choice and Indie Spirit awards.

“I’m loving this,” Rogers said with a laugh. “Because you don’t get it on every movie, so when you do get it, you just hold it closely. Never one time, ever, when I started to write about Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly, did I think about awards season. The whole experience has been kind of miraculous.”

Rogers isn’t exaggerating.
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I, Tonya red band trailer, starring Margot Robbie

Joseph Baxter Nov 2, 2017

The I, Tonya red band trailer has arrived, showing Margot Robbie as the scourge of the figure skating world, Tonya Harding.

Update: Here's a red band trailer for the film, that obviously you shouldn't watch if you have sensitive eyes and ears...

The upcoming dark/comedic biopic, I, Tonya, looks to capture the period when the Winter Olympics, and the skating in particular, captured the attention of the world. In this case with Margot Robbie playing the scandal-conjuring Olympic figure skater, Tonya Harding.

The first I, Tonya teaser trailer has now arrived, focusing on Margot Robbie’s onscreen manifestation of former American Olympic figure skating prospect Tonya Harding, whose dreams of grabbing the gold led to one of the most ignominious events in Olympic history. The sight of Robbie’s Harding performing a triple axel (Harding was the first American woman to successfully land one in competition,
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21 Photos of Harry Connick Jr. Looking Fine With a Capital F

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21 Photos of Harry Connick Jr. Looking Fine With a Capital F
Harry Connick Jr. has been in show business since he was just a kid in the late '70s, as both a successful actor and a successful jazz musician. The 50-year-old New Orleans native, who has starred in movies like Hope Floats and Ps I Love You and TV shows like Law & Order: Svu, is reprising his role as Leo on the Will & Grace reboot - and we couldn't be more excited to see his handsome face. So, just how handsome is his face? Lucky for you, we've rounded up a few of his hottest photos so you can see for yourself.
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5 Big Movies Directed by People You Didn’t Expect

Hollywood is full of surprises; you’ll find twists and turns in random scenes that might just catch you completely off guard. Hollywood is also full of amazing talent; you always hear about people crossing over industries. So naturally, when we hear about famous actors directing, we aren’t always surprised. But when it came to these films, we were taken by surprise when the names appeared on the “Directed by” bylines. We’ve compiled the list for your reading pleasure. See if you’re surprised as much as we were. 1. Hope FloatsForest Whitaker Typically known for starring in action-suspense films,

5 Big Movies Directed by People You Didn’t Expect
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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in September

Here are the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in September.

Scream, Lilo & Stitch, Hope Floats, Something's Gotta Give, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Philomena are some of the films subscribers to the streaming service should check out in the next few weeks if they want to watch them before they expire.

Seasons 1-10 of CSI: Miami and 1-5 of ABC's recently canceled Tim Allen starrer Last Man Standing will also no longer be available starting next month.

Netflix's September additions were just announced.

Check out the full list of films and TV series leaving Netflix below.

Leaving Sept....
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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in September

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in September
Here are the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in September.

Scream, Lilo & Stitch, Hope Floats, Something's Gotta Give, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Philomena are some of the films subscribers to the streaming service should check out in the next few weeks if they want to watch them before they expire.

Seasons 1-10 of CSI: Miami and 1-5 of ABC's recently canceled Tim Allen starrer Last Man Standing will also no longer be available starting next month.

Netflix's September additions were just announced.

Check out the full list of films and TV series leaving Netflix below.

Leaving Sept....
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The List of Movies Leaving Netflix in September Might Make You Scream

It's that time again: Netflix is purging some of our favorite titles to make way for some fresh movies and TV shows. Although we'll be sad to lose movies like Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street right before Halloween, the list of new options (Beauty and the Beast!) is equally exciting. Without further ado, here are all of the movies and TV shows you'll need to say goodbye to this September. Sept. 1 Better Off Ted, season two Do Not Disturb Frailty Hope Floats Jackass: The Movie Julia Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja Rv The Batman, seasons one-five The Deep End, season one The Omen Wilfred, seasons one-two Something's Gotta Give Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tears of the Sun Scream A Nightmare on Elm Street Sept. 3 Drumline: A New Beat Sept. 4 The A-List Sept.
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We're Over the Term "Friendship Goals," but Miles Heizer and Mae Whitman Are Still It

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We're Over the Term
If you watched Parenthood back in the day, then you're probably already a fan of Miles Heizer, but if you're only just starting to obsess over the talented actor, it's probably because you watched him in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. While we love the fact that he hangs out with his 13 Reasons Why costars in real life - and has a particularly special bond with Brandon Flynn (who plays Justin Foley) - he's also still tight with someone in particular from Parenthood: Mae Whitman. You probably know Mae from her various acting roles from when she was younger, in particular a guest appearance on Friends and her heartbreaking role in Hope Floats alongside Sandra Bullock. Miles and Mae are best friends and roommates, and they often document their hilarious adventures and bond on social media. While some celebrity BFFs are all about staging the most glamorous photos and only sharing
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Films people agreed to make to get their dream projects made

Simon Brew Oct 7, 2016

From Demolition Man and James Bond through to Speed 2 and Steven Seagal: the movies filmmakers took on to get other projects made.

One for the studio, one for yourself? That’s sometimes been the case when it comes to making movies, and we suspect – under the surface – it happens more than we’re ever told. However, every now and then, it becomes clear that someone has signed up for a movie, with getting the film they really, really want to make as the hidden reason. Such as in these cases…

Nigel Hawthorne: Demolition Man

The late, great Nigel Hawthorne wasn't much of a fan of the much-liked Sylvester Stallone-Wesley Snipes showdown, Demolition Man. In his autobiography Straight Face, Hawthorne called the experience of making the film "miserable", and wasn't impressed with the time lost on set waiting around for Stallone and Snipes.

But
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Harry Connick Jr.'s Daughter Is All Grown Up at the Bridget Jones's Baby Premiere

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Harry Connick Jr.'s Daughter Is All Grown Up at the Bridget Jones's Baby Premiere
Harry Connick Jr. had two very lovely ladies on his arm while attending the Bridget Jones's Baby premiere in NYC on Monday night: his wife, Jill, and oldest daughter, Georgia! The actor clearly took a page out of Patrick Dempsey's book by making the event a family affair. The trio smiled for photographers as they made their way down the red carpet, and although Harry and Jill's other two daughters, Charlotte and Sarah, didn't attend, Georgia, 20, looked more grown up than ever. The Connick family's appearance comes hot on the heels of the premiere of Harry's new daytime talk show, Harry, where he recently interviewed Hope Floats costar Sandra Bullock about her children. Hopefully this means we'll be seeing a lot more of Harry and his lovely family soon!
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Sandra Bullock Talks About Her "Loud" Kids During a Hope Floats Reunion With Harry Connick Jr.

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Sandra Bullock Talks About Her
Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr. made fans cry with their heartbreaking yet beautiful love story in Hope Floats back in 1998, and as it turns out, the former costars are still close friends. Sandra, who is dating photographer Bryan Randall, stopped by the actor's new daytime talk show Harry as his first guest on Monday's premiere episode, and the two started catching up as if nobody else was in the room. After Harry asked how Sandra's two children, Louis, 6, and Laila, 4, are doing, she said, "Babies are so good! So loud. I have the loudest children on the planet. I don't know if it's the acoustics, but they're amazing. They're just good, funny souls." Sandra and Harry also shared a sweet moment together at the start of their interview when he told her that she's "just as stunning" as the first day they met. Considering the fact that she regularly lights up the room,
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Harry Connick Jr. Kicks Off New Talk Show With Sandra Bullock As First Guest

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Harry Connick Jr. is about to enter the daytime talk show arena, and he’ll be joined by a big name for the premiere of “Harry” on Monday, Sept. 12: Sandra Bullock, who’ll be the former “American Idol” judge’s first guest. Connick and Bullock co-starred in the 1998 romantic drama “Hope Floats”, and the pair share an on-screen […]
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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In September 2016, Including ‘Zootopia’ and ‘The Imitation Game’

7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In September 2016, Including ‘Zootopia’ and ‘The Imitation Game’
Next month over on streaming giant Netflix offers up a giant selection of films of all stripes — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar contender to…not so much — and we’ve picked seven (well, really 11) that you should watch as soon as humanly possible, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic little binge. Enjoy.

1. “Footloose” (available September 1)

If you’ve never experienced the original “Footloose” — no, not the one starring Miles Teller, though he is quite serviceable in a charming role — do yourself a favor and check out Herbert Ross’ 1984 classic. Yes, the concept of a town outlawing dancing is bizarre and outdated, but Ross and his cast (including Kevin Bacon in the kind of star-making role that’s so rare these days) really sell the concept, thanks to some serious drama and hard-earned emotion. But there is also dancing! It’s joyous and gymnastic and pure,
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Margot Robbie to Star in Tonya Harding Biopic I, Tonya

Margot Robbie to Star in Tonya Harding Biopic I, Tonya
Margot Robbie is no ice queen, but she's about to play one. Deadline reported Monday that the actress has signed on to play figure skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming movie I, Tonya. Robbie, who is also producing the biopic through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner, is said to be taking it upon herself to find the film's director. I, Tonya's script hails from Steven Rogers, who wrote Love the Coopers, P.S. I Love You, Kate & Leopold and Hope Floats. Robbie, meanwhile, next appears in The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad. Harding has yet to publicly comment on I, Tonya. Robbie is not the first person to play Harding onscreen, of course. Both Melanie Hutsell and Amy Poehler parodied her on...
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Christmas With the Coopers review – more like box-ticking day

This nauseatingly by-the-numbers festive family heartwarmer is an unwanted parcel of predictability

From a producer of The Family Stone, the director of I Am Sam and the writer of Hope Floats (stop screaming at the back) comes this obligatory seasonal star-studded ensemble piece in which a bunch of A-listers plays out a string of intertwining plot threads, all in search of a heavily eggnogged family hug.

At the centre of the box-ticking maelstrom are Diane Keaton and John Goodman as the secretly collapsing couple struggling to give their disparate brood a last hurrah happy Christmas before finally splitting up. Ed Helms is the secretly out-of-work single father in desperate need of a job, Marisa Tomei is the secretly shoplifting sister trying to face up to sibling rivalry, and Olivia Wilde is the black sheep daughter, secretly trying to pass off Jake Lacy’s stranger as her boyfriend. So many secrets!
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Christmas With The Coopers review: “It’s predictable, it’s schmaltzy, but it’s never offensive.”

Christmas With The Coopers review: You’re going to remember the faults rather than the rare good points. Christmas With The Coopers review

Hollywood loves a good ol’ fashioned family Christmas. It plays to the largest demographic and in terms of writing and structure it’s fairly easy to reproduce winning formulas and connect with the audience. All that needs to be done is to take a dysfunctional family, but one that truly loves each other despite everything, throw in a few cute and quirky kids, add in slapstick and Christmas frustrations we can all relate to, and make sure there is some romance. It’s predictable, it’s schmaltzy, but it’s never offensive.

For the most part Christmas With The Coopers follows this recipe to perfection, but instead of making a decent three course cinematic meal with a three act structure, we’re instead subjected to the ingredients
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Walking Dead Recap: Wall or Nothing

Walking Dead Recap: Wall or Nothing
In Sunday’s Walking Dead, the last episode before its winter finale, the zombie smash set up three — count ’em, three! — big cliffhangers. But the series also resolved arguably its most humongous cliffhanger ever: Did Glenn survive? Well, the wait is over. Read on and find out!

RelatedWalking Dead: Glenn’s Alive!

Hallelujah | As “Heads Up” began, at last we learned that Glenn had, in fact, survived his fateful fall into a sea of walkers. While the zombies were chowing down on Nicholas, Glenn had wriggled his way under the dumpster to safety. Upon emerging, he was tossed
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The Academy Celebrates Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands And Debbie Reynolds At 2015 Governors Awards

Filmmakers, Actors and Actresses and Hollywood’s A-listers turned out for the first Oscar awards show of the season – the 7th annual Governors Awards.

The star-studded evening was held in Hollywood, CA, on Saturday. (Nov 14, 2015)

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award went to Debbie Reynolds, and Honorary Awards were presented to Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.” The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, also an Oscar statuette, is given “to an individual in the motion picture arts and sciences whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs opened the 2015 Governors Awards with a tribute to the Paris tragedy and spoke about The Academy’s response
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