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Sunday, February 21, 2021

James Franco Settles Sexual Misconduct Suit by Ellise Shafer

A settlement deal has been reached in a 2019 lawsuit alleging that James Franco intimidated his students into sexual situations at the acting school he founded. According to a joint status r…

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Donald Trump Banned From Future Readmission to SAG-AFTRA by Ellise Shafer

On the heels of Donald Trump’s resignation from SAG-AFTRA on Thursday, the union has passed a resolution banning the former president from ever applying for readmission. The decision was m…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Cicely Tyson Public Viewing Set for Feb. 15 by Ellise Shafer

The family of Cicely Tyson has set an official public viewing for the late Hollywood icon, who died on Jan. 28 at the age of 96. The viewing will take place on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.…

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Seth Rogen and Ted Cruz Clash on Twitter Over Paris Climate Agreement and Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ by Ellise Shafer

Seth Rogen and Sen. Ted Cruz have been engaged in a heated Twitter exchange for a few days now, sparring over everything from the Paris Climate Agreement to the Disney film “Fantasia.” I…

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

James Corden Celebrates ‘One Day More’ of Trump With ‘Les Misérables’ Spoof by Ellise Shafer

James Corden celebrated Trump’s last day in office with a parody of “Les Misérables” number “One Day More,” featuring a slew of Broadway stars. In the video, which aired during Tu…

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

SAG-AFTRA Says ‘Most’ Productions Will ‘Remain on Hiatus’ Until Mid-January During COVID-19 Surge by Ellise Shafer

In a message to members on Tuesday, SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris and national executive director David White said that many productions will remain on hiatus for the next few weeks…

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Tom Hanks Says Movie Theaters Will ‘Absolutely’ Survive COVID-19, Calls Shift to Streaming a ‘Due’ Change by Ellise Shafer

Tom Hanks has no doubt that movie theaters will survive the COVID-19 pandemic. During an interview with Collider for his new film, “News of the World,” Hanks addressed the impact this ye…

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