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Film News Roundup: Carey Mulligan Joining Ralph Fiennes in Netflix’s ‘The Dig’

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Film News Roundup: Carey Mulligan Joining Ralph Fiennes in Netflix’s ‘The Dig’
In today’s film news roundup, Carey Mulligan books a Netflix role and “Shottas” and “Lost in America” find homes.

Casting

Carey Mulligan is in talks to join Ralph Fiennes in the Netflix period drama “The Dig,” set at the end of World War II.

Mulligan will portray a widow who believes her land contains buried riches, and Fiennes will portray a local archaeologist. Simon Stone is directing with Gabrielle Tana producing.

The project was previously set up for BBC Films with Nicole Kidman attached. In the past, Mulligan worked with Netflix on “Mudbound” and was nominated for an Academy Award for “An Education.” She also starred with Jake Gyllenhaal in the period drama “Wildlife” last year.

Acquisition

Samuel Goldwyn Films has bought worldwide rights to the action-drama “Shottas.”

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002, then became a hit with audiences after an unfinished bootleg leaked
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Indican Pictures Acquires Rosario Dawson and Jewel’s Youth Homelessness Docu ‘Lost In America’

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Indican Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to the documentary Lost in America, executive produced by Rosario Dawson and Jewel. Directed by Rotimi Rainwater, the documentary feature is the first film to take a national look at the issue of youth homelessness in America, highlighting the main issues that surround it: sex trafficking, the failure of the foster care system, and the rampant rejection of Lgbtq youth. It is slated for a theatrical release in November.

Created by Village Entertainment, in association with Go Spectrum Studios, Chhibber Mann Productions, and Lynchpin Productions, Lost In America follows director Rainwater, a former homeless youth, on his six-year journey to shine a light on the issue of youth homelessness.

The film features interviews with more than 30 youth in 15 cities, as well as politicians and public figures including Tiffany Haddish, Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi, Miley Cyrus, Sanaa Lathan, Rebecca Gayheart-Dane. This film gives an unflinching,
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Spotlight: Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Celebrity Supporters

One of the world’s premier cancer centers.

Celebrity supporters

Memorial Sloan-Kettering has 18 known supporters, including Jon Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld, and Andrea Bocelli

Areas of work Cancer Read more about Memorial Sloan-Kettering's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Bon Jovi Headline Charity ConcertPunk Bands Unite For Charity AuctionCelebrities To Run And Walk For WomenJames Blake Wins Humanitarian AwardLTTS Exclusive: An Interview With High School Musical Director Kenny Ortega

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Bruce Springsteen’s Six Greatest Movie Songs

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Bruce Springsteen’s Six Greatest Movie Songs
Bruce Springsteen’s music has always been cinematic, which is one reason why so many of his songs strike a chord at the movies.

Friday is the premiere of the film, “Blinded By The Light,” which tells the story of a British-Pakistani teenager and his journey after discovering the Boss’ music. Based on the book, “Greetings From Bury Park,” by Sarfraz Manzoor, the film makes excellent use of Springsteen classics like “Jungleland” and “The Promised Land.”

But no matter where they’re used, Springsteen’s songs enliven film scenes. And the man himself does as much in “High Fidelity” — a fantasy sequence from the 2000 film in which he gives advice to John Cusack’s character as he strums his Fender and tells him to “move on down the road.”

Which is what we’re going to do, after serving up these six great examples of Springsteen music used well in films.
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Tenth Annual East Hampton Fundraising Event For Harlem's Legendary Apollo Theater

On Saturday, August 3rd, the tenth annual Apollo in the Hamptons was held at the East Hampton home of Apollo Vice Chairman, Ronald O. Perelman to benefit the non-profit Apollo Theater.

This year’s event raised millions of dollars to support the Apollo’s artistic, educational, and outreach programs, while building on the Theater’s rich history as a cultural and economic anchor to Harlem, and as a nurturer of emerging talent.

Since its inception in 2010, Apollo in the Hamptons has raised nearly $30 million for the Apollo’s artistic, education and community programs. Thanks to the support from this event, the institution has expanded its education initiatives, both in schools and at the historic Apollo Theater, engaging more than 20,000 students, teachers, families, and scholars annually. The Theater has been able to double its impact, now welcoming more than 200,000 patrons each year.

The 10th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons featured a
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Stephen Colbert Knocks Trump’s Refusal to Stop ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Stephen Colbert Knocks Trump’s Refusal to Stop ‘Send Her Back’ Chants
Stephen Colbert needled President Donald Trump after he refused to say whether or not he would stop the crowd at his next rally from chanting “Send her back” on The Late Show Thursday.

Thursday night, Trump gave a speech in Cincinnati, Ohio — “For once chili on spaghetti was not the most disgusting thing in town,” Colbert cracked — which marked his first since his audience started chanting “Send her back” about Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar. As CBS reported Friday morning, the chant did not pop up at the Cincinnati event, though
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Jon Bon Jovi Receives Honorary Doctorate In Music At University Of Pennsylvania

Say hello to Dr. Jon Bon Jovi. The Bon Jovi frontman was on hand at the University of Pennsylvania’s 263rd Commencement on Sunday where he received an honorary Doctor of Music degree, USA Today reported. Related: Bon Jovi’s Restaurant Is Providing Free Lunch To Furloughed U.S. Federal Employees View this post on Instagram It’s better to
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How Bette Midler Helped Rescue New York’s Parks and Gardens

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After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Bette Midler moved back to New York. But when she got there, she was unsettled by the garbage that she spotted everywhere. “It was unbelievable,” says the Tony-winning actress. “There were couches in the trees. There were burned-out cars by the road, and it just seemed as if the city had given up. And I’m not the kind of person that lets things go. I always feel like it’s up to me to fix it.”

Midler picked up a shovel and went to work. “At first, we cleaned Fort Tryon Park, which was desolate,” Midler says. “It was a drug haven. They said we would not finish that for about 10 years, and we finished it in about three years. And it’s glorious now!”

It wasn’t too long until Midler realized that she had a new calling beyond the stage or screen. In
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Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Janet Jackson Enter Rock Hall at Epic Ceremony

Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, Janet Jackson Enter Rock Hall at Epic Ceremony
Trent Reznor was nearly done inducting the Cure into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when he went off on a slight tangent to talk about the institution itself. “I think it’s only right for me to admit that I’ve been, let’s say, ambivalent about the existence of certain award ceremonies,” the Nine Inch Nails frontman told the crowd at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Friday night. “I remember distinctly saying to myself, among other things, how can I even take this awards ceremony seriously if they
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Bon Jovi Songwriter Desmond Child’s Showcase: 5 Things We Learned

Bon Jovi Songwriter Desmond Child’s Showcase: 5 Things We Learned
Songwriter Desmond Child gave a New York City audience a tour of his many hits for Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Katy Perry on Saturday night for a performance that was part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. He interspersed the set list — which he sang along with help from singer Lena Hall — with tales about the artists and other songwriters he’s worked with. Some of these stories will likely appear in his upcoming memoir, Livin’ on a Prayer: Big Songs, Big Life, which he co-wrote with David Ritz,
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Spotlight: Covenant House's Celebrity Supporters

Covenant House is the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas providing shelter and other services to homeless, runaway and throwaway youth.

Incorporated in New York City in 1972, Covenant House has facilities in 21 cities throughout the United States, Canada, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. Covenant House also operates 24-hour crisis hotlines in the United States (Covenant House Nineline) and Mexico (Acercatel).

Celebrity supporters

Covenant House has 9 known supporters, including Jon Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, and Tyler Perry

Areas of work HomelessnessAt-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths Read more about Covenant House's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Metallica And Ozzy Donate To CharityTyler Perry Donates To Homeless ShelterJamie Foxx Voices Crisis HelplineTyler Perry Receives the NAACP Chairman AwardJon Bon Jovi Helps Homeless Youth Open Apartments

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Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis Have a Real Beef With Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig’s Garth and Kat (Video)

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Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis Have a Real Beef With Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig’s Garth and Kat (Video)
Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis probably didn’t send Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig a Valentine’s Day card today.

Forte and Sudeikis, who formed Bon Jovi “opposite band” Jon Bovi during their “Saturday Night Live” days, found out some unsettling news Wednesday about one particularly tough time they got bumped from the lineup. As it turns out, the night Jon Bon Jovi himself hosted “SNL,” Armisen and Wiig’s own musical duo, Garth and Kat, made the cut instead.

Shot through the heart — err, stabbed through the butt. (That will make sense once you watch last night’s “Second Chance Theatre.”)

Also Read: Will Forte Runs Lines for 'MacGruber' TV Series With Jimmy Fallon (Video)

The loss to Garth and Kat, new information that was delivered somberly by former “SNL” head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers, was extra upsetting to Sudeikis.

“Will and I, we
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We're Getting a Real Kick Out of All the Celebrities Showing Their Super Bowl Pride

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This year's Super Bowl was a battle between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots (with the Patriots taking home the win), and stars couldn't keep away. Both teams have fans with some big names, so it's no surprise there were more than a few celebrities in the stands. Check out all the famous folks who came out to cheer on their favorite teams at Super Bowl Liii, from Jamie Foxx to Jon Bon Jovi himself!

Related: Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi Take the Stage in an Electric Super Bowl Halftime Show
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Maroon 5’s Terrible Super Bowl Halftime Show Lacks Lift-Off Or Soul – Review

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Coming out of the first half of a very low scoring 3-0 Super Bowl match-up today between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, Adam Levine and Maroon 5 proved conclusively that they could pull off a halftime show that put Justin Timberlake to shame – at least when it came to ill-considered timing and strongly bleached blandness… and that’s a feat.

Nobody’s first choice for the once-coveted spot and fighting the backlash from those calling for a boycott in a sign of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, The Voice coach and crew made last year’s staid effort by the former N’Sync star almost positively cutting edge with their Super Bowl Liii rollout of tried and tired hits and poses.

If the limbo low charisma and stripped down Levine wanted “to move on” and “speak through the music” Maroon 5’s pyrotechnically enhanced and Chinese lanterns offering was
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Conor McGregor Brings Conor Jr. to Super Bowl, The Stars Arrive!

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Conor McGregor Brings Conor Jr. to Super Bowl, The Stars Arrive!
Conor McGregor is Back in America -- this time, no violence ... just cuteness!! The Ufc superstar and his 1-year-old son, Conor Jr., just arrived at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, in matching purple suits ... and they're both Stylin'!!! Conor is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan -- he became with friends with Jerry Jones in 2018 -- but since they're not in the big game, unclear who Conor will be rooting for.  One thing's for sure ... Conor
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Lady Gaga isn’t the first performer in a film to compete for a Best Song Oscar — some have even won

Lady Gaga isn’t the first performer in a film to compete for a Best Song Oscar — some have even won
Can we agree that among the eight Oscar nominations granted “A Star Is Born,” its likeliest win will be Best Song for “Shallow”? That soaring ballad sold the music-packed showbiz saga’s first trailer like nobody’s business as Lady Gaga‘s Ally started to roar before a mic. The pop chanteuse herself would receive the honor alongside her co-writers Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. The song has already won a Golden Globe and is up for four Grammys, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Judging by the combined odds chart based on rankings by Experts, Editors and Users, “Shallow’s” support is quite deep, with more than 2,200 predicting it will win.

Songs that bring home the Academy Award usually benefit from actually being performed onscreen and not just heard, and Gaga and Bradley Cooper do a mesmerizing job of selling this tune. But
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The Crow Movies We Almost Got

The Crow Movies We Almost Got
The Crow is one of our favorite comic book movies of all time. A gritty supernatural revenge fantasy that takes place in Detroit on the night before Halloween, aka Devil's Night, the dark romance and gothic overtones were part of the magic, conjured most profoundly by the late Brandon Lee, who died during the production. Since the release of the 1994 original, we've gotten three subpar sequels and a short-lived TV series. But more intriguingly, there have been a number of starts, stops, and concepts for reboots, re-imaginings, and resurrections of Eric Draven. Here we'll take a look at The Crow movies we almost got.

The Crow was created by James O'Barr an orphan who was raised in institutional and foster care and a self-taught illustrator who loved Will Eisner's The Spirit. O'Barr enlisted in the Marines after his fianc&#233 was killed by a drunk driver. While stationed in Germany, he began to draw The Crow,
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Bon Jovi's David Bryan Grabs the Mic for 'Livin' On a Prayer' and Other Hits at Club

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Bon Jovi's David Bryan Grabs the Mic for 'Livin' On a Prayer' and Other Hits at Club
If Jon Bon Jovi's voice ever craps out, we found the perfect stand-in ... a guy who already knows all the lyrics, and is usually just a few feet away onstage -- his keyboardist, David Bryan! David walked into the Casa Nightclub in St. Bart's Wednesday around closing time -- 5 Am (island time, mon) -- with some friends. The DJs -- Shortkutz and Chris Magic -- recognized the Bon Jovi rocker and started blasting the Hall of Fame band's hits.
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Johnny Depp Got Scared Tom Hanks Was Replacing Him as Edward Scissorhands

Johnny Depp Got Scared Tom Hanks Was Replacing Him as Edward Scissorhands
Was Tim Burton going to replace Johnny Depp with Tom Hanks in Edward Scissorhands? Depp certainly thought so at the time. An interview with the actor from 1999 has recently resurfaced and Depp says that he was confident that he was going to be fired from the holiday classic. Obviously, Edward Scissorhands wouldn't be the beloved twisted classic it currently is without Depp's quiet and fragile performance, much like Beetlejuice wouldn't be as great as it is without Michael Keaton. But for a while, Depp was positive that he was going to be replaced.

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Johnny Depp spoke about his insecurities while working with Tim Burton for the first time, and onwards. While working on Edward Scissorhands, Depp revealed that Burton would rehearse with the whole cast, except for him. The actor goes on to say that nobody was really sure what he was going to do.
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Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces 2018 New York Fall Gala

On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (Ejaf) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

At this year’s gala, Ejaf Founder Sir Elton John and Chairman David Furnish will honor Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, philanthropist Patricia Hearst, and long-time advocate Joe McMillan, CEO and Chairman of Ddg, with Ejaf’s Enduring Vision Award. Nine-time Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter Sheryl Crow will be the special musical guest, and Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (Eji) and the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, will be the featured speaker. CBS This Morning co-anchor and journalist Gayle King will host the event.

“At this time of great uncertainty in the world, Ejaf’s work is more important than ever, and we remain steadfastly committed to addressing the unmet needs of people
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