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Assault Occurs At Jay-Z’s ‘Tidal X’ Charity Concert In Brooklyn

  • ET Canada
Jay-Z’s Tidal X concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to benefit those impacted by the recent string of natural disasters — including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the Mexico earthquakes — was sadly the site of an alleged assault that left a security guard bloodied. “A complaint report for an assault was made inside 620 Atlantic Avenue last […]
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Assault Occurs at Jay-z's 'Tidal X' Charity Concert in Brooklyn

Assault Occurs at Jay-z's 'Tidal X' Charity Concert in Brooklyn
Jay-Z's Tidal X concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to benefit those impacted by the recent string of natural disasters -- including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the Mexico earthquakes -- was sadly the site of an alleged assault that left a security guard bloodied.

“A complaint report for an assault was made inside 620 Atlantic Avenue last night," the NYPD tells Et in a statement. "Security ejected two people from the stadium, when one of them punched the security guard causing a laceration to his forehead. That suspect fled on foot. The victim was taken to Lutheran Hospital by Ems in stable condition."

More: Tidal Needs Your Help To Charter 200,000 Pounds of Supplies to Puerto Rico

Despite the altercation, the star-studded concert brought a slew of big names out for a good cause, featuring performances by Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Harmony, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Cardi B and many more.

More: Jennifer Lopez Slays in
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How ‘Speechless,’ ‘Atlantic Avenue,’ ‘Krystal’ Showcase the Underserved

How ‘Speechless,’ ‘Atlantic Avenue,’ ‘Krystal’ Showcase the Underserved
For all the noise Hollywood has made these past few years over the issue of racial diversity and gender equality in film and TV, one segment of society remains drastically underserved — the disabled. Strides have been made — Becky (Lauren Potter) on “Glee” had Down syndrome; ABC series “Speechless” centers on Jj, a teenage boy with cerebral palsy played by Micah Fowler, who has the disorder in real life — but those examples are few and far between. For the most part, there are no disabled characters on the big and small screens, and if there are, they are not played by actors with disabilities. Financial constraints and budgetary concerns are often cited as the reason studios don’t do a better job of hiring disabled actors. Even more disheartening is that if there is a story focusing on a character with a disability, his entire life story revolves around the fact that he is disabled. Case
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How ‘Speechless,’ ‘Atlantic Avenue,’ ‘Krystal’ Showcase the Underserved

How ‘Speechless,’ ‘Atlantic Avenue,’ ‘Krystal’ Showcase the Underserved
For all the noise Hollywood has made these past few years over the issue of racial diversity and gender equality in film and TV, one segment of society remains drastically underserved — the disabled. Strides have been made — Becky (Lauren Potter) on “Glee” had Down syndrome; ABC series “Speechless” centers on Jj, a teenage boy with cerebral palsy played by Micah Fowler, who has the disorder in real life — but those examples are few and far between. For the most part, there are no disabled characters on the big and small screens, and if there are, they are not played by actors with disabilities. Financial constraints and budgetary concerns are often cited as the reason studios don’t do a better job of hiring disabled actors. Even more disheartening is that if there is a story focusing on a character with a disability, his entire life story revolves around the fact that he is disabled. Case
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Gulp! X-Ray Apparently Shows Monopoly’s Dog Token in Dog’s Stomach

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Gulp! X-Ray Apparently Shows Monopoly’s Dog Token in Dog’s Stomach
Monopoly’s famous Scottie game piece became someone’s light snack.

That appears to be the story behind an x-ray posted on Reddit Thursday with the message: “Dog came to the vet today for swallowing a Monopoly piece …”

The user who uploaded the photo said it caused some chuckles at the office, and how could it not? You’re looking at Dogception right here.

Dog came to the vet today for swallowing a Monopoly piece… from funny

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“No joke — everyone in the vet office was giggling all day because of this,” wrote @brainyblond.
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Alamo Drafthouse Lands in Brooklyn: How the Theater Chain Is Going the Extra Mile

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It’s been a long time coming, but Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse finally opens for business on October 28. On Monday, IndieWire got a sneak peek of the new dine-in cinema, whose opening was originally scheduled for this past summer before being delayed due to a fire alarm control panel that exploded. Everything about the new location, from the gourmet culinary offerings to the diverse programming, suggest that the Austin, Texas-based chain’s first New York City venue is going to be a big hit with moviegoers.

Read More: iPic’s Big Gamble: How a High-End Theater Chain Hopes to Change the Way We Go to the Movies

The 25th Alamo Drafthouse to open since the company’s founding in 1997, the Downtown Brooklyn location has seven screens with in-theater food and beverage waiter service. The cinema’s mix of studio movies, independent films and repertory titles can’t be found under
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Giant Captain America Statue Goes on Display at Comic-Con

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In honor of Captain America's 75th anniversary, Marvel (in association with Comicave) will be unveiling a 13-foot commemorative statue for the beloved super hero at San Diego Comic Con, and Marvel.com is excited to provide this sneak peak. For those of you in attendance, visit it live at the Marvel booth (#2329), where fans can take photo ops on the show floor. The statue will be available for fans to visit throughout the duration of Sdcc, before it begins a cross-country journey.

And for those not at Comic-Con, the commemorative statue will travel cross country to Steve Rogers' hometown, Brooklyn, NY, where it will be on temporary display in the Children's Corner of Prospect Park for two weeks. This will all kick off with a dedication ceremony and community event on August 10th from 1-3pm. That evening, a special viewing of the recent blockbuster film, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War,
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Alamo Drafthouse Comes to Brooklyn: The Long Road Is Almost Over

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For years now, New York’s film community has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of its very own Alamo Drafthouse, the vibrant independent theater chain based in Austin. And now, it seems, it may actually happen. But when? “Soon,” said founder and CEO Tim League during a discussion at Ifp’s Made in New York Media Center on Tuesday.

Read More: Beloved Theater Chain Alamo Drafthouse Set to Open Brooklyn Location This Summer

While the Brooklyn venue was expected to arrive months ago, League explained that the delay had been caused by a fire alarm control panel that somebody accidentally blew up. “We’re ready to go — the projectors have all been tested and it’s very nice looking inside.” The 25th location for the chain will have seven screens and is located at 445 Gold Street, near the Atlantic Avenue terminal in Brooklyn.

Like all Alamo Drafthouse theaters, the newest
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Goldman, Makhmalbaf projects among Rome co-pro titles

  • ScreenDaily
Legende and Parts & Labor scripts among development projects at Mia market.

Projects from producer Alain Goldman and directors Hana Makhmalbaf and Sally Potter are among scripts being presented in Rome as part of the Mia’s New Cinema Network (Ncn) and Make It With Italy co-production strands.

In the Ncn strand, La Vie En Rose producer Goldman of Paris-based Legende is in development on English-language Us-set drama Mustang from actress and writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnere (Girafada), director of well-received shorts Rabbit and Atlantic Avenue.

Mustang charts the story of an inmate serving an 11-year prison sentence who is given the chance to participate in an unusual therapy programme.

Legende, currently in pre-production on buzzed-about thriller Hhhh, is also supporting Romanian drama 237 Years from first-time filmmaker Iona Mischie.

Paris-based Incognito Films is in development on English-language drama Mobile Homes while English-language fracking romance 50 Miles From Boomtown teams Swiss outfit Turnus Film with Love Is Strange producers Parts & Labor
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Nia DaCosta, Olivia Newman, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre & Yung Chang Move Onto Sundance’s 2015 June Directors & Screenwriters Labs

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In terms of support, they got a taste for what the Sundance Institute had to offer in concretizing aspects of their respective screenplays and in terms of scenery, they’ll need to pack significantly less heavier suitcases. Nia DaCosta (Little Woods), Olivia Newman (First Match), Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (pictured above) (Mustang) & Yung Chang (Eggplant), Christopher Makoto Yogi (I Was A Simple Man), Mark Kindred (Rogue) and trio Brent Green, Michael McGinley and Thyra Heder‘s untitled project are technically moving onto the next round working on the directing portion of their projects at the June Directors and Screenwriters Labs. they’ll be joined by The Imposter helmer Bart Layton‘s narrative debut, American Animals. The Screenwriters Lab attendees are Dan Krauss‘ docu-to-feature adaptation of The Kill Team, Boots Riley‘s Sorry to Bother You, Frances Bodomo, Mariam Bakacho Khatchvani and Irakli Solomanashvili‘s Afronauts, and finally Fernando Coimbra‘s The
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It Felt Like Love’s Eliza Hittman & Up the Yangtze’s Yung Chang Among Dozen Selected for ’15 January Screenwriters Lab

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Eliza Hittman (was love at first sight for her directorial debut It Felt Like Love) and Yung Chang (a docu-helmer best known for the award-winning portrait of modern China in Up the Yangtze) are just two of the dozen folks/projects invited to the upcoming Sundance Institute 2015 January Screenwriters Lab. The labs work as a testing ground of sorts, with Lab Director Ilyse McKimmie seeing to it that the screenwriters are mentored by filmmaking professionals. I’d wager that a good portion of these projects on paper eventually make it onto the big screen (say about 65 to 70 percent) and about 35-40 percent break into the actual Sundance Film Fest. Not unlike her debut picture, Hittman’s potential sophomore pic Beach Rats features NYC borough backdrop and via a teenage vantage point but is sure to stir the pot with tad bit more destruction. After Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight, and The Fruit Hunters,
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Power of Pitbull: 'Timber' Rapper Reveals Plan to Become Next Billion-Dollar Brand

Power of Pitbull: 'Timber' Rapper Reveals Plan to Become Next Billion-Dollar Brand
This story first appeared in the April 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. No offense intended -- truly -- but you can smell Pitbull from a mile away. It's four days before New Year's Day 2014, and the Cuban-American rapper is performing a concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. As showtime nears, hundreds emerge from the subway into a fragrant cloud. There, at the chaotic, multicultural crossroads of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush, a small army of perfume pushers hand out samples of Pitbull Man and Pitbull Woman, which retail for $30 for a 1 oz. bottle. The scent business is but one

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5 Short Films to Catch at the Tribeca Film Festival

Atlantic Avenue”Unlimited Ride programWhen Jeremiah (Brady Corbet) helps 17-year-old Celeste one day, she’s instantly infatuated with him. But Jeremiah is a business-oriented prostitute—so Celeste hires him. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. “Grandma’s Not a Toaster”The End Is Near programOscar winner Shawn Christensen returns to Tribeca as screenwriter and star of this movie about three siblings plotting to rob their grandmother on a dark and stormy night on Long Island. But Grandma is onto their whiskey-fueled scheme. Co-starring Mara Kassin, Michael Drayer, and Eileen Lacy; directed by Andrew Napier. “The RiverSkin Deep programLauren Ambrose, pregnant during a sweltering summer, just wants to make it to the river to cool off. But mechanical difficulties and the weirdoes in her life—played by, among others, Michael C. Hall, Adam Driver, and Jay O. Sanders—make that a surprisingly difficult feat. Directed by Sam Handel. “The Root of
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Tribeca Film Festival announces shorts lineup with films featuring Elijah Wood, Elle Fanning, more

For short films, the Tribeca Film Festival is a must. Winning the award for Narrative Short or Best Documentary Short automatically qualifies a film for the Academy Awards. Their track record isn’t too bad either. Shawn Christensen’s Curfew had its New York premiere at the Festival and went on to win the Academy Award.

This year, Tribeca will show 60 short films in eight categories, from a variety of new and returning directors (including Christensen with Grandma’s Not A Toaster), and featuring performances from a number of Hollywood stars. Elijah Wood plays a standup comic who attempts a daring set in Setup,
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