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Slideshow: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr. Featured at 2019 Gene Siskel Film Center Gala

Previous | Image 1 of 4 | NextJon Favreau, recipent of the Siskel Center Renaissance Award.

Chicago – The annual Gene Siskel Film Center Gala – benefitting the cinema jewel of Chicago’s State Street – took place on June 15th, 2019, and packed some serious super heroism. Each year, the Center honors a special guest with their Renaissance Award, and the 2019 honor went to Jon Favreau. To interview the actor/director at the event was Robert Downey Jr., who just anchored Marvel Studios “Avengers: Endgame,” portraying Tony Stark/Iron Man.

Each year, the Siskel Center celebrates the art of film by honoring a filmmaker who advances the art of cinema. Past Renaissance Award honorees have included some of the most respected actors and directors working in the film industry today, such as Michael Mann, Nicole Kidman, George Lucas, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Ethan Hawke.

“Jon
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The Voice May 14, 2019 Eliminated Kim Cherry, Carter, Rod & Shawn Sounds Tonight

Hey, The Voice Fans. Tonight, May 14, 2019 it all went down. That's right, guys. The big results show that would decide who your final four contestants for this season would be. The top 8 contestants performed last night, May 13, 2019 for America's vote, and everything was revealed tonight. All the coaches/judges: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend were, of course, on hand. Blake Shelton kicked off the show by performing his new country song titled, "God’s Country." After that, host Carson Daly got right down to business by revealing the results. He revealed that Maelyn Jarmon was again the most streamed artist during the overnight voting. Shortly after that, Carson revealed that Maelyn Jarmon from Team John Legend was safe and through to the finals next week! Next, Carson revealed that Dexter Roberts from Team Blake was safe and through to next week's finale! After that, it was
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The Voice Top 8 Results Show Recap: Did the Right Singers Make the Finals?

The Voice Top 8 Results Show Recap: Did the Right Singers Make the Finals?
It was the end of the long and winding road for four semifinalists on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice. Following Monday’s performances of individual songs and Beatles duets, the Top 8 was whittled down to the Top 4, with three singers advancing automatically based on overnight voting, and a fourth chosen via the now-or-never Instant Save.

Before we found out the identities of the Fab Four who’d be competing in next week’s Finals, we were treated to a dramatic performance of “God’s Country” by Blake Shelton; Chris Branch sang the praises of a credit card in exchange
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‘The Voice’ Top 8 results show: Which 4 singers go to finale; which 4 are eliminated? [Updating Live Blog]

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‘The Voice’ Top 8 results show: Which 4 singers go to finale; which 4 are eliminated? [Updating Live Blog]
After the Top 8 artists performed on Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” they now await their fate on Tuesday’s results show. Four will move on to next week’s finale for Season 16. Four talented singers will unfortunately be eliminated.

For this Top 8, Blake Shelton has an astonishing five of them. It’s possible only one team member goes home and the other four make up the Top 4 finale. More likely, however, is that Kelly Clarkson and/or John Legend will have someone also in the finale. Coach Adam Levine is done for this season.

For tonight’s one-hour episode hosted by Carson Daly, here’s how the competition will work:

Three contenders will automatically advance forward through public voting. Two will immediately be eliminated on this show. Three will perform for an Instant Save on social media, with just one joining the Top 4 finale next week.

See‘The Voice
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Criminal Minds Boss Breaks Down That 'Messy, Weird' Season-Ending Reveal

The following contains a major spoiler from the Season 14 finale of CBS’ Criminal Minds.

Criminal Minds wrapped its penultimate season on Wednesday night not with any lives in danger, but maybe a heart or two.

Prior to Rossi exchanging vows with bride Krystall, we learned that Jj had some words of love of her own to share — with longtime colleague Spencer Reid. Held hostage by an UnSub who had been compelling people to get into car crashes and then shoot dead the other driver, Jj was eventually challenged with a “Truth or Dare” of her own. Choosing the former, she
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Oscar Flashback: With ‘The Little Mermaid,’ Disney begins its domination in Best Original Song

Oscar Flashback: With ‘The Little Mermaid,’ Disney begins its domination in Best Original Song
This article marks Part 19 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 1989 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“After All” from “Chances Are”

“Kiss the Girl” from “The Little Mermaid

“Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid

“I Love to See You Smile” from “Parenthood

“The Girl Who Used to Be Me” from “Shirley Valentine

Won and should’ve won: “Under the Sea,” The Little Mermaid

Howard Ashman is, quite simply, one of the greatest and most influential lyricists of all-time.

Ashman, who initially left an immense impression not on the big screen but on stage from the late-1970s, through the mid-1980s, with colorful, idiosyncratic efforts like “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,” “Smile” and Little Shop of Horrors,
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Hayes Carll Readies New Album ‘What It Is’

Hayes Carll’s high-school teacher was one of the first to notice a particular quirk possessed by the Texas-born singer-songwriter: a penchant to look toward the endings of things, not the beginnings — and most certainly not the here and now.

“Every one of my poems and songs and short stories were about opportunities being missed and time running out,” Carll tells Rolling Stone Country. “And, for whatever reason, that’s always been on my mind. My teacher would write it in the notes: ‘This seems to be a common theme,
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Robert Downey, Jr. movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Tropic Thunder,’ ‘Chaplin,’ ‘Zodiac’

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Robert Downey, Jr. movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Tropic Thunder,’ ‘Chaplin,’ ‘Zodiac’
Ten years after he first donned Iron Man’s suit of armor, Robert Downey Jr. has reprised his role as the billionaire superhero in the Marvel epic “Avengers: Infinity War.” The film finds the universe’s greatest heroes teaming up to stop the deadly Thanos (Josh Brolin) from gathering the infinity stones with the intention of wiping out half of the universe’s population. Downey Jr. first played the role in 2008’s “Iron Man,” and has appeared in eight subsequent Marvel movies. Of course, his career hasn’t been limited to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So in honor of his latest big screen achievement, let’s take a look back on some of his best performances. Tour through our photo gallery above of Downey Jr.’s 20 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

The son of underground filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Downey, Robert Downey Jr. made his
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