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'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son

'Creed 2' Casts Boxer Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago's Son
Creed has found his opponent.

German-Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu will square off against Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2, MGM and Warner Bros.’ sequel to the 2015 hit that updated Rocky for a new generation, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Steven Caple will direct the movie, which is set to begin shooting in March in Philadelphia.

Creed starred Sylvester Stallone as boxer Rocky Balboa, who mentors Adonis Johnson (Jordan), the son of his rival, Apollo Creed.

The new pic also features a blast-from-the-past update: Munteanu will play the son of Ivan Drago, the ruthless Soviet boxer from Rocky IV, which...
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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

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NAACP Image Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List
The 49th NAACP Image Awards ceremony is underway, hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Nine awards will be handed out during the Monday broadcast, including Entertainer of the Year, with nominees Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Ava DuVernay and Chadwick Boseman.

47 other Image Awards were handed out Sunday night during a non-televised gala dinner, including Outstanding New Artist for singer SZA, and writing and directing wins for “Get Out” director Jordan Peele. Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Tiffany Haddish, and Kendrick Lamar among the night’s other big winners. For the complete list of winners from Sunday...
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Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund

Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary from Woody Allen Film to Time's Up Fund
Timothée Chalamet announced on Instagram Monday night that he will be donating his salary from his work on the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to three charities: Time's Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.

"I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer ... What I can say is this: I don't want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary," Chalamet said in his...
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Daniel Day-Lewis’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office

Daniel Day-Lewis’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Scores at MLK Weekend Box Office
Daniel Day-Lewis’ fashion drama “Phantom Thread” has performed impressively in its expansion with $1.4 million at 62 locations during the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

Phantom Thread” posted an impressive $22,984 per-screen average — by far the highest average on the domestic chart as Focus Features expanded the run from six screens. Focus plans to screen the film in more than 500 locations next weekend.

Phantom Thread,” which opened Christmas Day, has now grossed a total of $2.5 million. The awards contender is expected to be Day-Lewis’ final film. The movie — set in 1950s post-war London — follows Day-Lewis’ character, a renowned dressmaker at the center of British fashion. His life is disrupted by a strong-willed woman, played by Vicky Krieps, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.

“Phantom Thread” earned director Paul Thomas Anderson the National Board of Review’s best screenplay award and Day-Lewis a Golden Globe nomination. It received four BAFTA nominations,
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‘Heathers’ Series Creator Promises ‘Major’ Changes to Cult Classic, Teases Shannen Doherty Cameo

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‘Heathers’ Series Creator Promises ‘Major’ Changes to Cult Classic, Teases Shannen Doherty Cameo
Paramount Network’s “Heathers” is technically an adaptation of the 1988 cult comedy starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, but series creator Jason Micallef said the show will still find ways to put a new spin on the story. “It’s 2018, it’s not 1988,” Micallef told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday. “No one’s going to want to watch a girl for 10 episodes follow a guy around, murder people and then whine about it.” So Micallef said he created some “very, very major character changes” for the lead character Veronica Sawyer, played by Ryder in the original movie...
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Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries Dead at 46

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries Dead at 46
Dolores O’Riordan, the Irish musician who fronted ’90s superstars The Cranberries, has reportedly died at the age of 46.

“The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time,” O’Riordan’s publicist said in a statement to the BBC. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

O’Riordan is survived by her three children, 20-year-old son Taylor, 16-year-old daughter Molly and 12-year-old daughter Dakota.

“The best time in my life was the years
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Exclusive: Doug Liman Says ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’ Could Be His Next Film

Exclusive: Doug Liman Says ‘Edge of Tomorrow 2’ Could Be His Next Film
Hope remains for Edge of Tomorrow 2 to become an actual movie that happens, rather than a long-hoped-for sequel that never materializes. Director Doug Liman’s 2014 sci-fi actioner didn’t explode at the box office, but it earned high critical praise and grew its legion of fans once it hit home video, offering up a smart and refreshingly unique blockbuster that stood in direct contrast to the plainness of other big-budget fare. Liman, stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and writer Christopher McQuarrie all expressed interest and desire to make a sequel, and while it’…
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Quentin Tarantino Wants Al Pacino For Manson Movie

Quentin Tarantino Wants Al Pacino For Manson Movie
In the rush to report the news that Leonardo DiCaprio was reteaming with Quentin Tarantino for the director’s next film, trade sites were furiously updating their stories after the fact. So, another intriguing nugget about the brewing project got overlooked as it was added later on.

According to Variety, Tarantino is eyeballing Al Pacino for a possible role in his Manson era movie. The story will be set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, and center on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business.

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Idris Elba, Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar Win NAACP Image Awards

Idris Elba, Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar Win NAACP Image Awards
Idris Elba, Bruno Mars, Tiffany Haddish, Jordan Peele and Kendrick Lamar were among the big winners at the gala dinner announcing the non-televised categories at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which took place on Sunday night at the Pasadena Conference Center. The dinner included the presentation of 47 Image Award categories, with an additional nine categories plus Entertainer of the Year due to be announced during a live telecast on TV One on Monday, Jan. 15. Elba won two awards, one for his role in the Showtime miniseries “Guerrilla” and one for the film “Thor: Ragnarok.” Peele won for writing and...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger "Shocked and Saddened" by Eliza Dushku's 'True Lies' Assault Claims

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is "shocked and saddened" to learn of Eliza Dushku's alleged sexual assault during the filming of True Lies.

The action star, who toplined James Cameron's 1994 action thriller, tweeted on Monday evening that had he known about the incident at the time "you bet your ass all of us would have done something." Schwarzenegger also tweeted his support to and expressed his pride in Dushku, who played his daughter in the film, for coming forward.

Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something. I’m shocked and...
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CBS Nabs Digital Multicast Rights to ‘The Carol Burnett Show’

CBS Television Distribution has acquired digital multicast rights to “The Carol Burnett Show.”

CBS set the deal directly with Burnett, who controls the library of the variety show that aired on CBS from 1967 to 1978.

The Carol Burnett Show” is among the most renowned series in TV history, thanks to Burnett’s enduring appeal and the talents of her sketch troupe that included Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. CBS aired a 50th anniversary “Carol Burnett” special in December that raked in more than 17 million viewers.

“I’m thrilled to be back home at CBS, and I’m so happy that future generations will be able to see and enjoy the fun we had in those 11 wonderful years,” Burnett said.

Ctd will shop more than 276 hours of “Carol Burnett” to digital multicast channels that specialize in vintage TV, such as Tribune’s Antenna TV and Weigel Broadcasting’s Me TV. Ctd noted that
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‘Stargate’ Alums Attached to Syfy International Original ‘The Outpost’

Syfy has greenlit “The Outpost,” an original fantasy series for its international networks. “Stargate” producer Dean Devlin and “Stargate Sg-1” showrunner Jonathan Glassner will executive produce the 10-part series.

It will bow on NBCUniversal’s Syfy channel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Australia. Production got underway Tuesday, in Utah, for delivery later in 2018.

The Outpost” will star Jessica Green (“Ash vs. Evil Dead”) as Talon, the lone survivor of a race called the Blackbloods. After her village is destroyed by mercenaries, she sets out to find the killers of her family, discovering along the way that she has mysterious powers, which ultimately she must use to battle a fanatical religious dictator.

Green is joined by Jake Stormoen (“Mythica”), Andrew Howard (“Hatfields and McCoys”), Anand Desai-Barochia (“Lake Mead”), Robyn Malcolm (“Top of the Lake”), and Kristian Nairn (“Game of Thrones”) in the cast.

Steve Patscheck, Evp, global programming
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Göteborg TV Drama Vision Unveils Program

Göteborg TV Drama Vision Unveils Program
The 12th TV Drama Vision platform which runs Jan.31-Feb 1 at the Göteborg Film Festival, will be held with the theme “The Golden Era of Drama.”

More than 300 participants from 18 countries will discover nearly 30 new drama projects from the Nordic region and beyond, and listen to more than 40 keynote speakers, such as Brian Pearson, Netflix’s director international originals.

Göteborg fest head of industry Cia Edström told Variety she is thrilled to welcome for the first time a representative from the U.S. streaming giant. Pearson who recently relocated from L.A. to Amsterdam, as part of Netflix’s plans to strengthen their original European content, will discuss his company’s plans in the Nordic region and beyond. Other speakers include writer-director Armando Iannucci (“Veep”) and Israeli TV drama pioneer Ran Tellem (“Prisoners of War”) now head of international content development at Spain’s Mediapro Group.

The Golden Era of Drama panelists – Walter Iuzzolino of Channel 4/Walter
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‘Our Time Will Come’ Wins Hong Kong Critics Prize

‘Our Time Will Come’ Wins Hong Kong Critics Prize
Ann Hui’s “Our Time Will Come” was named as the best local film of 2017 by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. The film charts the resistance efforts of indigenous Leftist guerrillas during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong between 1941 and 1944.

The critics association announced that Sylvia Chang is to receive the prize as best director, for “Love Education.” The film premiered as the closing night movie at the Busan film festival.

God of War,” a war epic directed by Gordon Chan, was named the winner in two categories. It won for best screenplay and for best actor (Japan’s Yasuaki Kurata). Stephy Tang won the best actress award for “The Empty Hands,” a martial arts drama.

Our Time Will Come” was produced with the backing of mainland Chinese firm Bona Film Group and was considered sufficiently politically correct to be selected as the opening title for the Shanghai International Film Festival in June last year. However
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4Dx Screenings of 'Last Jedi' In Japan Offer Light and Dark Force Versions

Star Wars fans in Japan can choose between light or dark sides of the Force versions for 4Dx screenings of The Last Jedi, with the immersive special effects tailored to give audiences separate perspectives.

The two versions are delivered in the same theaters and fans have been split 50-50 on whether to experience the film from the light or dark side. The vibrations, tilts, wind, fog, strobe and other effects enhance differing aspects of the on-screen action for the light and dark side of the theaters. Light saber battles create differing reverb effects for the two sides, while the atmosphere...
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Timothee Chalamet Donates Salary From Woody Allen Film to Time’s Up, Lgbt Charities

Timothee Chalamet Donates Salary From Woody Allen Film to Time’s Up, Lgbt Charities
Timothee Chalamet is donating his salary from Woody Allen film “A Rainy Day in New York” to a trio charities: Time’s Up, the Lgbt Center in New York and Rainn, an anti-sexual violence organization, the actor said on Instagram on Monday. “I am learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job,” Chalamet said. “That has become much clearer to me in the last few months, having witnessed the birth of a powerful movement intent on ending injustice, inequality and above all, silence. “I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a...
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Florian Munteanu to Get in the Ring With Michael B. Jordan in ‘Creed 2’

Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu has signed on to play Michael B. Jordan’s opponent in “Creed 2,” TheWrap has learned. He is set to play the son of Rocky nemesis Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). “Creed 2” will continue to follow Adonis Creed (Jordan) both inside and outside of the ring as he deals with his newfound fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion. Sylvester Stallone will also reprise his role as Rocky Balboa. Also Read: Michael B Jordan Calls for Peace After Police Shootings: 'Violence Is Not the Answer' Stallone also confirmed the casting in an Instagram post congratulating Munteanu. “Congratulations to...
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Kyle Richards on How the ‘Real Housewives’ ‘Opened the Door’ for ‘American Woman’

Kyle Richards on How the ‘Real Housewives’ ‘Opened the Door’ for ‘American Woman’
As a reality show personality, Kyle Richards is no stranger to inviting the public into stories from her life and family. “I feel like on the ‘Housewives,’ my family stuff was really out there,” she says. “When my sister was on the show, that was an automatic opening to things you may not really want out there.”

But her new show, “American Woman,” is a 1970s-set dramedy that she developed based on the life of her mother, Kathleen Richards — a single mom raising three girls in Los Angeles at a time when Richards says “outspoken or strong” women were not popular.

While Richards admits that mining her personal life in public has often been anxiety-producing, she has found a sense of freedom in taking control of the narrative for the scripted series.

“The Housewives has helped me find my voice. I was always a people-pleaser, and coming into a show like this you end up losing that,” she
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Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Shocked and Saddened for Eliza’ Dushku After Molestation Accusations

Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Shocked and Saddened for Eliza’ Dushku After Molestation Accusations
Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is “shocked and saddened” by Eliza Dushku’s accusation that “True Lies” stuntman Joel Kramer sexually assaulted her when she was 12 during the making of the film. The actor and former governor of California was replying to a tweet from fellow co-star Tom Arnold, telling him: “Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something.” “I’m shocked and saddened for Eliza but I am also proud of her – beyond being a great talent and an amazing woman, she is so courageous,” Schwarzenegger added. Also Read: Jamie Lee Curtis Calls for Hollywood to Protect Its Youth With...
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Watch the NAACP Image Awards’ Behind the Scenes Look at ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (Video)

Watch the NAACP Image Awards’ Behind the Scenes Look at ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (Video)
The 49th annual NAACP Image Awards Monday night celebrated the work not just the work of people of color in entertainment in 2017, it also looked ahead to what’s in store in 2018 — including by dropping a behind-the-scenes look at Ava DuVernay’s fantasy adventure “A Wrinkle in Time.” In the featurette we’re treated to a nice mix of actual footage from the film with shots of DuVernay working behind the scenes — with cast members effusively praising her craft and the diversity both in front of and behind the camera. “I think that the particular discipline, organization and artful eye...
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