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Slideshow, Audio: Black Perspectives Red Carpet at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

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Previous | Image 1 of 3 | NextAlfre Woodard at her tribute at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival.

Chicago – It was an evening to celebrate the Black Perspective in filmmaking at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, and also to celebrate one of the great African American actors with a tribute to Alfre Woodard. Woodard walked the Red Carpet on October 21st, 2017, with fellow actors Regina Taylor (“I’ll Fly Away”) and Jussie Smollett (“Empire”).

Alfre Woodard was born in Oklahoma, and studied drama at Boston University. Her breakthrough stage role was in 1977, with “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” and her film debut came a year later with “Remember My Name.” After winning an Emmy for a three episode run on TV’s “Hill Street Blues,’ she was hired by the same production team to portray Dr. Roxanne Turner on “St. Elsewhere” from 1985-88. Her film
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Odds And Sods: How Andrew McCarthy transitioned from teen heartthrob to travel writer

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Andrew McCarthy is best known for starring in movies like Pretty In Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, and Weekend At Bernie’s. But a few years ago he realized that travel had had a profound effect on his life and inundated an editor friend with clips until he got an assignment. Now McCarthy is an award-winning travel writer who has recently released his first Ya novel, Just Fly Away. On his book tour, he stopped by The A.V. Club to talk with assistant editor Gwen Ihnat about his current career, which includes not only his writing but also directing for TV series like Orange Is The New Black and The Blacklist.
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Odds And Sods: Andrew McCarthy gets why Pretty In Pink still resonates

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He’s now a TV director and an award-winning travel writer, but Andrew McCarthy knows what his most memorable film role is, even 30 years later. On the book tour for his latest effort, Ya novel Just Fly Away, he stopped by The A.V. Club, just blocks away from the site of his first movie, and talked about the early years of his career. McCarthy also reveals how he got his role in Pretty In Pink and that he understands why his character Blane is the romantic ideal for girls who grew up on that movie. Assistant editor Gwen Ihnat, who was one of those girls, tries to keep it together during her talk with the actor.
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Lenny Kravitz to Perform Prince Tribute at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

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Lenny Kravitz to Perform Prince Tribute at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
This article originally appeared on EW.com.

Lenny Kravitz — and a few American women — are headed to this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The “Fly Away” rocker was announced Wednesday as one of the annual event’s performers. He’s set to take the stage April 7 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for a planned tribute to late music legend Prince. Alicia Keys, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the Indigo Girls are also scheduled for live concert sets.

Additional guests will include Dhani Harrison, Pat Monahan, Pharrell Williams, and Snoop Dogg, who will induct the likes of Elo,
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Irish Film Board appoints Creative England executive to key role

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Irish Film Board appoints Creative England executive to key role
Exclusive: Room and Brooklyn backers appoint two project managers to drive development and production.

The Irish Film Board has made two key hires in the shape of Creative England senior film executive Celine Haddad and development executive and script editor Dearbhla Regan who are both joining the funding body as project managers within the production and development team.

Haddad and Regan will work alongside Lesley McKimm, who was appointed last September, to manage the slate of Ifb supported projects from development through to production and distribution.

The duo take over from outgoing project managers Keith Potter and Mary Callery.

At Creative England Haddad has worked on titles including God’s Own Country, Jawbone, Fly Away and Fanny Lye Delivered. She previously worked at Pathé, first as a creative executive and then as head of creative affairs.

Regan has worked as a development producer and script editor in film, TV drama and documentary. Her most recent
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‘Nashville’: Rayna’s Funeral And Special Tribute Bring Everyone To Tears In Emotional Episode

  • ET Canada
Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you have not watched Thursday’s episode of “Nashville”. The grieving process has begun on “Nashville”. One week after Rayna Jaymes’ (Connie Britton) devastating death on the country music drama, her family and close friends mourned their unexpected loss on Thursday’s episode, titled “I’ll Fly Away.” The show didn’t […]
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'Nashville': Rayna's Funeral and Special Tribute Bring Everyone to Tears in Emotional Episode

'Nashville': Rayna's Funeral and Special Tribute Bring Everyone to Tears in Emotional Episode
Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you have not watched Thursday’s episode of Nashville.

The grieving process has begun on Nashville.

One week after Rayna Jaymes’ (Connie Britton) devastating death on the country music drama, her family and close friends mourned their unexpected loss on Thursday’s episode, titled “I’ll Fly Away.” The show didn’t waste any time showing Rayna’s funeral, with her widower Deacon (Charles Esten) delivering a heartbreaking eulogy by Rayna’s white coffin fit for the country queen.

“She was my north, my south, my east and west; my working week, the Sunday rest; at noon, midnight; my talk, my song,” Deacon begins, breaking down in the middle of his remembrance as the rain poured down. “I thought that love would last forever. I was wrong.”

Related: 'Nashville' Boss Explains Connie Britton's Exit

By the end of the speech, Deacon -- along with Maddie (Lennon Stella) and Daphne
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Nashville Recap: Grace of the Ex

Nashville Recap: Grace of the Ex
Need to catch up? Check out the previous Nashville recap here.

It’s all over but the cryin’… but there’s a lot of cryin’ left to do in this week’s Nashville.

That’s to be expected, of course: While we’ve had a week to process Rayna’s unexpected death thanks to complications from a car accident, her loved ones have had just a few days. So when we check back into Music City, it’s a somber place, indeed. Deacon’s a mess. The girls aren’t much better. And the unholy alliance of Teddy and Tandy
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From the People Archive: Inside Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz’s Love Story

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From the People Archive: Inside Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz’s Love Story
Nicole Kidman just revealed she was once engaged to rocker Lenny Kravitz, telling The Edit that she was quietly betrothed to the father of her Big Little Lies costar Zoë Kravitz years ago. The actress and musician dated in 2003, and People covered their under-the-radar romance in this vintage cover story below:

One thing you can say for Nicole Kidman: The woman knows how to keep a secret. Throughout the summer, the Oscar-winning actress dismissed inquiries of a romance with rocker Lenny Kravitz with “we’re-just-friends” denials. Yes, she was renting his apartment, but please don’t get the wrong idea.
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Matt Terry wins 2016's The X Factor

The 23-year-old waiter’s final song on the ITV show was Randy Crawford hit One Day I’ll Fly Away

Waiter Matt Terry has been crowned the winner of The X Factor 2016. The 23-year-old beat Finnish singer Saara Aalto to clinch the title at Wembley Arena.

The live final of the ITV show on Sunday featured performances from the 2011 X Factor winners, Little Mix, and Madness, who are back with a new album, Can’t Touch Us Now.

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Exclusive: Inside the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After-Party -- Friendly Exes, Supermodel DJs and More!

Exclusive: Inside the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After-Party -- Friendly Exes, Supermodel DJs and More!
Following this year's star-studded Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris, France, on Wednesday, the real fun kicked off at the after-party, where some of the biggest names in fashion and music hung out and partied down.

Et was on the scene at the Mandarin Oriental Palace where Kendall Jenner, who walked the revered runway for a second time this year, sat in the DJ booth to spin some tracks.

Watch: Et Jets to Paris With Victoria's Secret Angels for 2016 Fashion Show

The 21-year-old model also made sure to hit the dance floor, where she danced to her brother-in-law Kanye West's track, "Clique."

Kendall also snapped a sultry selfie after the big show, rocking a leopard print fur coat as she requested a "burger please."

Photos: Kendall Jenner Takes Over the Runways

The reality star wasn't the only Victoria's Secret model who hit the dance floor. Newcomer Bella Hadid got down with fellow model Joan Smalls, who also
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Afm: WestEnd picks up musical 'Saturday Church'

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Afm: WestEnd picks up musical 'Saturday Church'
Exclusive: Sales deal for feature produced by Maggie’s Plan producer Rebecca Miller; first-look image.

WestEnd Films has acquired international rights to Saturday Church, the musical produced by Damon Cardasis and Rebecca Miller from Round Films (Maggie’s Plan) and Mandy Tagger Brockey and Adi Ezroni from Spring Pictures (A Late Quartet).

Cardasis (Vicky & Lysander) has directed the movie, of which Screen can reveal the first look.

The score is composed by Nathan Larson (Boys Don’t Cry).

The movie follows Ulysses, a teenager from the Bronx struggling with gender identity and religion, who uses fantasy and music to escape his real life and figure out who he truly is.

The film stars newcomer Luka Kain alongside Margot Bingham (The Family) and Regina Taylor (I’ll Fly Away).

Currently in post-production, WestEnd will introduce the film to buyers at the Afm. CAA is representing the North American rights.
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Saturday Savings: How to Wear Lily Collins' Flirty Frock for Fall (and Get $50 Off)

Saturday Savings: How to Wear Lily Collins' Flirty Frock for Fall (and Get $50 Off)
Whoever said you can't wear white after Labor Day has not seen Lily Collins in this embroidered mini. The actress showed us that, indeed, our summer staples can work all year long. White, loose dresses can oftentimes look too innocent or matrimonial, but style them correctly and you can live comfortably no matter the temperature. Just pair Lily's Lovers + Friends Fly Away Mini (which happens to be 30 percent off) with a lightweight trench or duster vest and over-the-knee boots. Boom—your go-to fall outfit is complete. Is this sale item out of stock in your size? Shop our favorite flowy frocks below. Get the LookH&M Tape-Embroidered Dress, Was $39.99, Now $19.99 Zara...
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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Dramas of 2016

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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Dramas of 2016
Queen Sugar

September 6, 2016 on Own

What Is It? Ava DuVernay has teamed with Oprah for this series about a family reunited by tragedy in Louisiana, and she’s brought with her an entirely female director roster (a first).

I’ll Like It If I Like… Stories set in the South, stories that feature strong female characters and stories that aren’t afraid of taking on big issues head-on.

Why Should I Care? “Queen Sugar” has its flaws, but there’s some rich filmmaking on display and there’s potential for growth with these characters.

Read More: ‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar

Quarry

September 9, 2016 on Cinemax

What Is It? Based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, “Quarry” tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis after serving in Vietnam. Conway finds that his war has yet to end,
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Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Dramas of 2016

  • Indiewire
Fall TV Preview: The 17 Most Anticipated Dramas of 2016
Queen Sugar

September 6, 2016 on Own

What Is It? Ava DuVernay has teamed with Oprah for this series about a family reunited by tragedy in Louisiana, and she’s brought with her an entirely female director roster (a first).

I’ll Like It If I Like… Stories set in the South, stories that feature strong female characters and stories that aren’t afraid of taking on big issues head-on.

Why Should I Care? “Queen Sugar” has its flaws, but there’s some rich filmmaking on display and there’s potential for growth with these characters.

Read More: ‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar

Quarry

September 9, 2016 on Cinemax

What Is It? Based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, “Quarry” tells the story of Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green), a Marine who returns home to Memphis after serving in Vietnam. Conway finds that his war has yet to end,
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Film Review: ‘Greater’

Film Review: ‘Greater’
When it comes to the all-time greatest walk-on (i.e. non-scholarship) college football player, Arkansas offensive lineman Brandon Burlsworth easily bests Notre Dame’s more famous Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. In terms of their biopics, however, “Greater” — an account of Burlsworth’s inspiring rise and tragic demise — pales in comparison to the latter’s beloved “Rudy.” An insistent, clunky sermon about triumph through faith, David Hunt’s film is so determined to turn its subject into a Christ-like saint that it loses any sense of him as an actual flesh-and-blood man, the result being a third-string sports saga only apt to play to its devout target audience.

Burlsworth was a heavyset Arkansas kid who, without any prior commitment from the nationally ranked team, fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming an Arkansas Razorbacks member in 1994 — a feat that was then surpassed when he became an all-American offensive lineman during his senior year,
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Awkward Star Ashley Rickards Joins The Flash Season 3 As The Top; Captain Cold's Return Set

E! News is reporting that The Flash has cast Ashley Rickards as Rosalind "Rosa" Dillion a.k.a. The Top and she'll make her debut as the extremely dangerous DC Comics villain in the fourth episode of the upcoming third season.  Rickards' iteration will be a new take on The Top, a male character in the comics, but she'll retain the same metahuman abilities, which are to make people's heads spin. Her version will also likely share a fairly intimate relationship with Grey Damon's Mirror Master as she's being teased as the Bonnie to his Clyde. Rickards is best known for her lead role as Jenna Hamilton on MTV's comedy drama series Awkward and has also guest-starred on episodes of Zoey 101, Ugly Betty, One Tree Hill, Entourage, and American Horror Story: Murder House. Her film credits include Fly Away, Sassy PantsA Haunted House 2, and Behaving Badly.
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Ian Sander, Prolific TV Producer Behind ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ Dies at 68

Ian Sander, the prolific TV producer who with his wife Kim Moses was the force behind such series as “Ghost Whisperer” and “Profiler,” died Tuesday at his home in Malibu. He was 68.

Sander and Moses have consistently fielded multiple pilots during the past few years. In the current development cycle the pair exec produced the ABC drama pilot “Spark,” which shot in Prague in March and early April. Sander also worked as a director.

Sander and Moses were early pioneers in harnessing online fan activity around television series to drive awareness and viewership for linear TV series. The pair developed a “Total Engagement Experience” campaign involving webisodes, viral videos, online gaming and what were then nascent social media platforms to support “Ghost Whisperer,” the CBS drama that starred Jennifer Love Hewitt as a woman who received messages from the dead. The drama ran from 2005 to 2010.

“We lost a great man today,
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Is Kylie Jenner Ditching Her Famous Pout? Reality Star Posts Cryptic Instagram Snap with a Smaller Lip

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Is Kylie Jenner Ditching Her Famous Pout? Reality Star Posts Cryptic Instagram Snap with a Smaller Lip
Is Kylie Jenner changing up her look again? The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner crew took to Instagram on Tuesday, posting a picture that makes it seem like she might be bidding her signature pout adieu. "Fly away my friend," Jenner, 18, captioned the photo. In the snap, Jenner is shown with a significantly smaller pair of lips, as the other pair we're used to fly off the page with attached angel wings. While it's hard to decipher the cryptic post, the reality star revealed in January that one of her New Year's resolutions was to go natural more often in 2016. fly
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