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Van Jones Calls Out Hollywood, Reality TV for Trump's Rise, Says 'SNL' Should Air 24/7.

Thursday morning, the Montage in Beverly Hills became the stomping grounds for EMA as it kicked off its inaugural two-day Impact Summit. Along with the most environmentally conscious suited professionals, the event drew Malin Akerman, Lance Bass, and Van Jones who delivered a keynote, Where We Went Wrong and How We Can ...

- Variety - US

At Least One Dead in Las Vegas Strip Shooting .

Updated 6:36 p.m. ET: After a standoff that lasted more than four hours, police say the man who reportedly shot two people in Las Vegas and killed one, has surrendered. According to CNN, the police did not disclose and more information about the suspect or victims. Original: Part of the Las Vegas Strip was reportedly...

- Variety - US

Is there too much violence against women on TV?.

Television stars on claims that there is too much violence against women in dramas.

- BBC - UK

Korea Box Office: 'Beauty' Remains on Top in Second Weekend.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast' remained on top of the South Korean box office for the second week. The fantasy romance earned $7.81 million from 1.03 million admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $23.3 million from 3.1 million admissions after two weekends. Showing on some 1,255 screens nationwide, ...

- Variety - US

'Homeland' Recap: Carrie Learns to Say No in Episode 10, 'The Flag House'.

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not seen the March 26 episode of Homeland.' Carrie Mathison learns an important lesson in The Flag House,' as Season 6 of Homeland' heads into its final two hours. Peter Quinn, Dar Adal, and President-elect Elizabeth Keane have flashier moments in the 10th episode of the season, ...

- Variety - US

Academy Switches Builders for Museum Project.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Saturday that it has switched construction companies for the forthcoming Academy Museum. The long-awaited project began construction a year ago on the site of the May Company building on Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. Morley Builders and Taslimi Construction ...

- Variety - US

President Trump Tweets Plug for Fox News Host Hours Before She Calls for Paul Ryan's Resignation.

President Donald Trump has spoken highly of Fox News before, even as he's criticized other mainstream media outlets. His latest promotion for the network, however, is raising more eyebrows than usual. On Saturday, Trump tweeted to his 27 million followers a tune-in for Jeanine Pirro's Fox News show “Justice With Judge ...

- Variety - US

The disturbing YouTube videos that are tricking children.

Thousands of videos on YouTube look like versions of popular cartoons but contain disturbing and inappropriate content not suitable for children.

- BBC - UK

New 'Justice League' Trailer Brings the Superhero Team Together .

Several character teasers later, a new “Justice League” trailer was finally released Saturday morning that unites the team. “We have to be ready,” Ben Affleck's Batman says in a voiceover. “You, me, the others — there's an attack coming from far way.” Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman replies, ...

- Variety - US

China's Huayi Wants to Continue, Possibly Expand Relations With STX .

Huayi Brothers Media, one of China's leading film studios, says it wants to renew and expand its relationship with Hollywood's STX Entertainment. The stance was expressed by Huayi co-chief James Wang at the Boao conference in Hainan and was reported by Bloomberg. We'd like to renew and deepen our cooperation with STX beyond ...

- Variety - US

Friends, Family and Fans Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at Hollywood Memorial Service.

A throng of friends, family and fans paid tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at a memorial service on Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery. The tribute spanned decades of Hollywood history, with a hip-hop version of “Singin' in the Rain,” scores of candid family photographs, and an appearance by R2D2. ...

- Variety - US

Film Review: 'Gray House'

What initially seems most inscrutable about "Gray House" — its simmering, stuttering aesthetics, its blend of straight-arrow documentary testimony and languidly constructed visual art, the disorienting presence of Denis Lavant in a Texas backwater — falls a little more into place once you consider its pedigree.

- Variety - US

Javier Bardem Vows to 'Eliminate' Jack Sparrow in New 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Trailer

The feud between Javier Bardem's Captain Salazar and Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow looks deadlier than ever in the latest trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The 60-second look, which dropped on Saturday, gives a little more insight as to why the villainous Salazar holds such a grudge ...

- Variety - US

Harry Styles hints solo music could be out in April

1D star Harry Styles left hints on social media and during a TV advert that his solo material will be out on April 7th

- BBC - UK

Entertainment news round-up: 19-25 March

A look back at some of the news over the past seven days - just in case you missed it.

- BBC - UK

'Spider-Man: Homecoming': Three New Posters Revealed

While some DC Comics fans flock to watch the new “Justice League” trailer, the Marvel crowd can sneak a peek at three new posters for “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” In one photo, the webbed hero is seen lounging on a riverbank wearing headphones. “Homework can wait,” the caption reads. ...

- Variety - US

Joe Biden Admits He Regrets Not Running for President

Former Vice President Joe Biden not only regrets not running for president , he's “fairly confident” he could have beaten Donald Trump. In an appearance at Colgate University on Friday, the university's president, Brian W. Casey, asked Biden, “Did you ever think, what if? Any regrets that you didn't ...

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'Walking Dead' Recap: Everyone's Allegiances Are Tested in 'Something They Need'

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you've watched the penultimate episode of season 7 of The Walking Dead,' titled Something They Need.' If there's one place where The Walking Dead' consistently delivers, it's raids. Rick and co. are so damn good at running up into other settlements and taking what they want, as much a...

- Variety - US

'Romans in L.A.,' 'Dead Meet,' 'Alert' at Series Mania's Co-Production Forum

Shine Endemol Italy's “Romans in L.A.,” the Six Feet Under'-ish “Dead Meet” and whistleblower-themed “Alert” are among 16 TV dramas to be unveiled at pitching sessions at mid-April's Series Mania's Co-Production Forum, the Paris-based festival's centerpiece industry event. The three ...

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'Superior Donuts' Star Jermaine Fowler on Plans for Season 2, Why TV Has Become 'Woke'

West Hollywood's Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard was taken over by CBS' “Superior Donuts” Thursday night, as many members of the cast took the stage to perform. With more than half of the main cast already established as stand-up comedians, the historic comedy club was a packed house with its regulars, who ...

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'Westworld': Stars, Producers Talk Season One Surprises at PaleyFest

Fans of HBO's Westworld' weren't the only ones fascinated by the show's continuous twists and turns. During Saturday's PaleyFest session at the Dolby Theater, stars of the fantasy drama revealed that they were kept in the dark throughout the production process on season one. Ed Harris, who plays the mysterious Man in Black, ...

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State report reveals problems at Lewis Museum, but new chief Wanda Draper has ambitious plans

The most precious materials that humans possess are built into the foundation of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. You couldn't separate them if you tried. "We held a traditional African ceremony in 2003," Wanda Q. Draper, the museum's executive director,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

How to Watch Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial Online

On Saturday the public will finally get a chance to formally say goodbye to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who died one day apart in December 2016. Todd Fisher will host the public memorial service for his sister and mother at Forest Lawn — Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. The service will begin at 1 p.m....

- Variety - US

Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Repeats No. 1 on Friday

“Power Rangers” is the new superhero film on the block, but “Beauty and the Beast” still has the most guests. The Disney live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson grabbed an additional $23.5 million on Friday night from 4,210 theaters. After conquering box office records in its first frame, ...

- Variety - US

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds lauded at public memorial service

- Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends on Saturday at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they were laid to rest side-by-side in January.

- Reuters - US

China's Huayi to Continue, Expand Relations With STX

Huayi Brothers Media, one of China's leading film studios, says it will renew and expand its relationship with Hollywood's STX Entertainment. The stance was expressed by Huayi co-chief James Wang at the Boao conference in Hainan and was reported by Bloomberg. We'd like to renew and deepen our cooperation with STX beyond ...

- Variety - US

Paulina Garcia's 'The Desert Bride' Tops Toulouse's Films in Progress

The Desert Bride,' an Argentine second-chance drama from first-time helmers starring Berlinale Best Actress winner Paulina Garcia , took both big prizes at the 31st Films in Progress which wrapped at France's Toulouse Cinelatino Fest on Friday. A gateway to big fest selection, so major arthouse or crossover sales agent ...

- Variety - US

The New Explosive 'Justice League' Trailer Shows the Team In Action

Exactly one year ago today Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters. Love the movie or not, it doesn't really matter at this point. Zack Snyder's superhero opus took more risks and left more of an impression on fandom and the cinematic landscape at large than most superhero movies. The bar is impossibly high for its ...

- Movies.com - US

Broadway Review: Lynn Nottage's Timely Drama 'Sweat'

Following an Off Broadway run at the Public Theater last fall, “Sweat” opened on Broadway March 26. The cast was largely the same, with the exception of new addition Alison Wright taking the place of Miriam Shor. Printed below is an edited version of Marilyn Stasio's review of the Off Broadway production, which ...

- Variety - US

PopPolitics: How Trump's D.C. Slump Mirrors Tales of Hollywood's Chumps

The headlines are harsh and the punditry is pulling no punches in the aftermath of President Trump's defeated effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Did Trump, who promised to shake up Washington and “drain the swamp,” end up getting engulfed by D.C. instead? Matt Drudge, a Trump supporter, tweeted this week, ...

- Variety - US

U.S. Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' dazzles again, 'Power Rangers' off to solid start

LOS ANGELES - Disney's second weekend of blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast" is dominating moviegoing in North America with $88.3 million at 4,210 locations - capping the best March ever.

- Reuters - US

China Box Office: 'Kong' Roars to $70 Million Opening Weekend Win

Kong: Skull Island' enjoyed a massive win over its opening weekend in China. It is poised to overtake second placed Beauty And The Beast' in just four days. Kong' scored $68.5 million according to local data service Ent Group. Overseas distributor, Warner Bros. reported the figure as $72.1 million. Those numbers ...

- Variety - US

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Fans say goodbye at public service

A Hollywood memorial service is celebrating the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

- BBC - UK

New 'Justice League' Trailer Brings the Superhero Team Together

Several character teasers later, a new “Justice League” trailer was finally released Saturday morning that unites the team. “We have to be ready,” Ben Affleck's Batman says in a voiceover. “You, me, the others. There's a tide coming from far way.” Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman replies, ...

- Variety - US

'Guardians of the Galaxy': James Gunn 'Had a Lot More Freedom' on 'Vol. 2'

During the 2-day long Writers Guild Festival, held at the Pickford Center, “Guardians of the Galaxy” writer-director James Gunn discussed his voyage into screenwriting, shared advice for aspiring writers and directors, and even shared some intel with fans about his upcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. ...

- Variety - US