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Gold Darth Vader mask goes on sale in Japan.

The solid gold head has been valued at $1.4m .

- BBC - UK

Record Store Day 2017: Top Sellers Revealed, eBay Be Damned.

A week after the 2017 edition of Record Store Day, the music-geek holiday designed to boost awareness of independent retailers, the results point to a record 10th year. With increased turnout and sales reported across the country, stores reported an unprecedented instant sell-through of the vast majority of their stock of ...

- Variety - US

Gordon Ramsay to Open 'Hell's Kitchen' Restaurant in Las Vegas.

Gordon Ramsay is set to open a “Hell's Kitchen” restaurant in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace, Ramsay announced Friday. He unveiled the plans for the restaurant live to his fans on Facebook, with the new eatery expected to open this winter. To commemorate the announcement, Ramsay ignited his series' 17-foot ...

- Variety - US

Universal Moves 'Doctor Dolittle' Up to April 2019 to Avoid 'Star Wars IX'.

Universal Pictures has moved up its untitled “Doctor Dolittle” pic from May 24, 2019 to Apr. 12, 2019. The move is likely being made to avoid “Star Wars: Episode IX”, which Disney recently announced would also be opening that weekend. Universal recently won a bidding war for the new “Doctor ...

- Variety - US

Best of the Week: 'Unbreakable' Sequel Greenlit, Jeff Goldblum Joins 'Jurassic World 2' and More.

The Important News Superhero Movie Sequels: Unbreakable sequel Glass will arrive in 2019. Jurassic World: Jeff Goldblum will be back as Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World 2. Marvel Cinematic Universe: Brie Larson said Captain Marvel is everything she cares about. Star Wars: Sam Esmail might write the solo Obi-Wan spinoff. Star ...

- Movies.com - US

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt': 12 Things We Learned About Season 3 at Tribeca Screening.

Sushi on a naked Amy Sedaris, Titus as Queen Bey and Trump University are among the many things that fans can expect from the third season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' which bows May 19. On Friday, Tribeca film fest-goers got to see the first two episodes of the Emmy-nominated Netflix comedy. Kimmy, played by Ellie ...

- Variety - US

Comics on Film: How to Introduce Your Movie Friends to Superhero Comics — DC Edition.

Last week, we proposed a series of Marvel Comics stories that you can show your friends in an effort to both get them into comics, and clearly communicate what the major characters are all about without having to watch a dozen movies. This week, we're going to do the same for the characters that we'll be seeing in this ...

- Movies.com - US

Lord Sugar splits from Apprentice winner.

Joseph Valente originally won the show in 2015, but has now parted company with Lord Sugar.

- BBC - UK

Today in Movie Culture: Fake 'Back to the Future 4' Trailer, Tilda Swinton's Strange 'Okja' Viral Video and More.

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Fake Sequel of the Day: Doc and Marty are back in Back to the Future Part IV, which only exists in the form of this fake trailer from Smasher :   Viral Video of the Day: Tilda Swinton appears in character in this strange ad for a fake company in ...

- Movies.com - US

Netflix Hacker Also Claims Theft From ABC, Fox, IFC, National Geographic.

The hacking group that goes by the name The Dark Overlord doubled down on its piracy of the new season of Netflix's “Orange is the New Black” by claiming to have absconded with content from four other networks as well. ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC were specifically cited in a tweet issued late Friday...

- Variety - US

More Star Trek stamps? Make it so, says Canada Post.

TORONTO - "Star Trek" fans can now get Starfleet's most famous figures to help deliver their mail, thanks to a new collection of seven stamps issued on Friday by Canada Post, the country's mail operator.

- Reuters - US

Cate Blanchett to star on London stage in All About Eve

The Oscar-winning actress has been cast in a new stage version of the classic 1950 film All About Eve.

- BBC - UK

Amol Rajan to present BBC radio's Media Show

BBC Media editor Amol Rajan joins the Radio 4 show after the death of its presenter Steve Hewlett in February.

- BBC - UK

Comedy series 'Roseanne' could be latest U.S. television comeback

- "Roseanne," the hit 1990s television comedy about a working-class American family, could be on its way back, Hollywood trade publications reported on Friday, marking the latest in a trend for revivals of 20-year-old shows.

- Reuters - US

Springsteen recounts struggle to live outside bliss of rock songs

NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen talked on Friday about his struggle to live in the real world rather than inside the lyrical songs he has composed over his 40-year career.

- Reuters - US

Lady Macbeth: Florence Pugh on her killer first lead role

The star of new film Lady Macbeth has been hailed as one of the UK's brightest rising stars.

- BBC - UK

Hacker Leaks Stolen 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 5 Episodes to Piracy Network

An anonymous hacker has carried through on a threat to release “Orange Is the New Black” season five episodes online — after Netflix allegedly failed to respond to the cybercriminal's shakedown demands. Variety was unable to verify the authenticity of the “OITNB” episodes the hacker claimed to have ...

- Variety - US

Has Zoe Saldana revealed Avengers 4 title?

Zoe Saldana appears to let the cat out of the bag at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere.

- BBC - UK

7 Things You Don't Know About 'Reservoir Dogs,' As Told by Quentin Tarantino and the Cast

Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, Mr. Brown: They all reunited for the 25th anniversary retrospective screening of “Reservoir Dogs” at the Tribeca Film Festival April 28. Cast members Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and writer-director-actor Quentin Tarantino all got together ...

- Variety - US

Mum has hit with Ed Sheeran song parenting parody

A parody of Shape of You, which includes the lyrics "I gag at the smell of poo", is a Facebook hit.

- BBC - UK

Hasan Minhaj Makes Brutal, Biting Swipes at Trump During White House Correspondents Speech

Hasan Minhaj delivered a brutal and biting monologue about President Trump at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, in an appearance that was as much a statement as it was a bit of satire. Minhaj said that Trump does not respect the First Amendment. “The man who tweets everything the enters his head, ...

- Variety - US

'The Mummy' Star Sofia Boutella in Talks to Join Jodie Foster for 'Hotel Artemis'

Sofia Boutella, who wreaks havoc as the titular monster in Universal's upcoming “The Mummy,” is in talks to join Jodie Foster in Drew Pearce's “Hotel Artemis.” Simon and Stephen Cornwell are producing for The Ink Factory, which will also finance. Pearce, whose writing credits include Iron Man 3' and ...

- Variety - US

Maryland Film Festival, FlowerMart and Kinetic Sculpture Race: this week in Baltimore's arts scene

FlowerMart Baltimore's most genteel tradition is getting something of a new look this year , with more food and drink options, live music and author talks. But don't worry, there'll still be flowers, outlandish hats and lemon sticks. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

12 movies not to miss at the 2017 Maryland Film Festival

The best way to approach the Maryland Film Festival may be to simply show up , check the schedule, and buy a ticket for whatever looks interesting. But if you’re not into such seat-of-your-pants living,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Strike Watch: More WGA Talks on Sunday, SAG-AFTRA Eyes Mid-May Start for Negotiations

UPDATE, 10:15 p.m. - Negotiators for the Writers Guild of America and major studios are expected to return to the bargaining table Sunday for a rare weekend session as the sides try to head off a strike that could begin as early as May 2. Negotiators for the companies will meet with executives on Saturday...

- Variety - US

Trump, streaming likely winners in potential TV writers' strike

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - U.S. President Donald Trump may finally get a break.

- Reuters - US

Dwayne Johnson Wants 'Wonder Woman' Director for Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'

Dwayne Johnson has stepped up his activity as a producer in the last couple of years. He serves as executive producer of his HBO dramatic series Ballers, for example, as well as other television shows, including CNN's Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History, which just debuted. He's also dived full-force into producing ...

- Movies.com - US

Gwen Stefani Cancels Las Vegas Performance After Rupturing Eardrum

Gwen Stefani canceled her scheduled headlining performance in Las Vegas after suffering from a ruptured eardrum, her rep confirmed to Variety.  Stefani was set to perform at the Keep Memory Alive: Power of Love Gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas on Thursday, but withdrew after being advised not to fly or sing. ...

- Variety - US

La La Land's Damien Chazelle swaps LA for Paris

Oscar-winning director teams up with Harry Potter play writer for a TV musical drama set in Paris.

- BBC - UK

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder was 'on verge of a mental breakdown' after anxiety battle

The OneRepublic frontman says he was "on the verge of a mental breakdown" after spending 200 days on the road last year.

- BBC - UK

White House Correspondents Dinner: Bob Woodward Tells Trump, 'The Media Is Not Fake News'

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein spoke to the White House Correspondents Association dinner, recalling their most famous story to the press corps gathered as the media is under attack from President Trump and others in the administration. “The effort today to get this best obtainable version of the truth is largely ...

- Variety - US

Trump Bashes Media, Hollywood and Correspondents Dinner at 100th Day Rally

President Trump, marking his 100th day in office with a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., once again bashed media outlets as “fake news” while making much of the fact that his event was going on at the same time as the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. “As you know there is another big gathering ...

- Variety - US

Barbra Streisand: Sexism Cost Me Multiple Oscar Nominations

Barbra Streisand argued that sexism cost her Oscar nominations for “Yentl” and “The Prince of Tides” during a spirited public interview at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday. But it wasn't just men who balked at the idea of a woman calling the shots on a major motion picture. “There were a ...

- Variety - US

Hacker Threatens to Release New Season of 'Orange Is the New Black'

A hacker who claims to have stolen the new season of “Orange is the New Black” is threatening to release the episodes online, unless Netflix pays an undisclosed amount of money, Variety has confirmed. We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised ...

- Variety - US

Richard Long sculpture at Houghton Hall in Norfolk

The artist's journeys on foot around the world served as inspiration for the abstract sculptures.

- BBC - UK

New Movie Posters: 'Polaroid,' 'Rough Night,' 'Baywatch' and More

- Movies.com - US

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks Reflect on 'Philadelphia,' Jonathan Demme at Tribeca Film Festival

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks were the main event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night , taking the stage at New York's Beacon Theater for an hour-long discussion about writing, performing, directing, and even mourning. The strongest union of our two names is from the motion picture 'Philadelphia,'” said ...

- Variety - US

'Close-Knit' Wins Top Prize at Udine Far East Fest

ROME , Japanese director Ogigami Naoko's tender drama Close-Knit' in which a transgender woman becomes a mother figure to a young girl won the Audience Award, the top prize, at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, which is Europe's biggest showcase of genre and mainstream Asian cinema. South Korean director Choi ...

- Variety - US

Watch Hasan Minhaj's Full Speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner

“The Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj was Saturday's host at the Trump-less White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington. Minhaj ripped everyone from Bill O'Reilly to the 45th President . He also turned serious to acknowledge the importance of free...

- Variety - US

Caution! The celebs who are wary of Twitter

Emma Watson joins a list of celebs who have distanced themselves from social media at some point.

- BBC - UK

Samantha Bee's 'Not the WHCD' Should Be An Annual Tradition If Trump Continues to Boycott the Real One

Hours before “nerd prom” kicked off at the White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C. , minus the president , Samantha Bee and her “Full Frontal” cohorts took the stage at DAR Constitution Hall for TBS' “Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner.” The alt-TV special was more than twice ...

- Variety - US

Cast of 'The Godfather' reunite for emotional 45th anniversary

NEW YORK - Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired.

- Reuters - US

Barry Levinson, Robert De Niro deliver grand-slam docudrama with 'Wizard of Lies'

When critics talk about this being a golden age of TV drama, they are referring to series like "Game of Thrones" or "House of Cards." But after seeing Oprah Winfrey in HBO's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" last week and now previewing Robert De Niro in HBO's "The Wizard of Lies," it is starting...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Tribeca Film Review: 'Whitney. Can I Be Me''

“Whitney. 'Can I Be Me'” is Nick Broomfield's documentary about the life and death of Whitney Houston, and it's the rare Nick Broomfield movie in which the filmmaker isn't center stage. He co-directed it with Rudi Dolezal, and there isn't a single scene in which Broomfield, with his puckish, dogged delight in ...

- Variety - US

Donald Trump impersonators compete in Los Angeles

Ten Donald Trump impersonators have competed in Los Angeles to win a comedy club contract.

- BBC - UK

'Riverdale' recap: Homecoming drama

As Jughead narrates about Riverdale and traditions, Josie and the Pussycats are doing some sweet harmonizing on what I presume to be the Riverdale High alma mater. Apparently, it's Homecoming time, which Jughead assures us will bring back the alumni. Then we see Archie and his mom catching up,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Steps fail to oust Ed Sheeran from number one - but Clean Bandit succeed

The pop group were outselling Ed earlier this week - but he rallied to retain the number one slot.

- BBC - UK

Bad Boy Records family reunites for Sean Combs documentary

NEW YORK - Rappers Faith Evans, Lil' Kim, Mase and French Montana turned out in a mini Bad Boy Records reunion to celebrate the Sean "Diddy" Combs documentary, "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story."

- Reuters - US

Underground Kitchen to host second Baltimore pop-up dinner

Underground Kitchen, a pop-up supper club, will return to Baltimore next month to host its second secret dinner here. The Richmond, Va.-based organization will host a pop-up dinner May 22 in the Green Spring Valley area with the theme “Basil & Bloom.” As with Underground Kitchen’s other events,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Johnny Depp and other stars in dying fan's zombie movie

The Make A Film Foundation made cancer patient Anthony Conti's dying wish come true.

- BBC - UK