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Sam Rockwell to Star in ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ as Defense Attorney (Exclusive)

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Sam Rockwell to Star in ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ as Defense Attorney (Exclusive)
Sam Rockwell is in final negotiations to star in Clint Eastwood’s next drama “The Ballad of Richard Jewell,” sources tell Variety.

Eastwood is directing and producing through his Malpaso production banner. Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s partners Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Kevin Misher are also producing.

The film is a drama based on the real-life security guard whose world was turned upside down after law enforcement leaked to an overzealous reporter at the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Jewell was a possible suspect for the pipe-bombing at Centennial Park during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

From that moment on, Jewell went from a hero, who first discovered the suspicious abandoned backpack and saved hundreds of lives, to one of the most hated men in America.

As law enforcement asserted Jewell planted the bomb himself and then “found” it to make himself a hero, the city reopened the park and
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Leah Chase Dies: Chef, Civil Rights Icon, TV/Film Star And Inspiration For Disney Character Was 96

Leah Chase, who taught the nation about Creole food at her Dooky Chase’s restaurant in New Orleans and was a celebrity chef who appeared in numerous TV shows and film documentaries, has died. She passed Saturday at her son’s home near her New Orleans restaurant.

Chase and her husband, Edgar “Dooky’ Chase, had the first white tablecloth restaurant for black customers in the heavily segregated city. Dooky Chase’s began as a sandwich shop in the Treme district, but expanded into an upscale restaurant that was the equal of anything in the French Quarter.

Along the way, Leah Chase’s expertise in Creole cooking drew national attention. Cookbooks, innumerable media interviews and television shows, and film documentaries cataloged this unique regional cuisine. Princess Tiana, who wanted to own a restaurant in the animated Disney feature The Princess and the Frog, was based on Chase. Tiana was the first
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The Hell With Broadway: The Story of Anais Mitchell’s ‘Hadestown’

The set of Hadestown, the Broadway musical up for 14 Tony Awards on June 9th, features a set with wildly swinging lamps and a trap door that hurls people into the underworld. But as the show’s auteur, Anaïs Mitchell, demonstrates, the show wasn’t always so hi-tech. Putting down the iced beverage she’s sipping in a coffee shop in Times Square, a few streets south of the theater hosting Hadestown, Mitchell remembers the way the earliest version of the show tackled a scene in which one of the leading
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HBO’s Running With Beto: A Sentimental Scrapbook of O’Rourke’s Campaign

Watching Beto O’Rourke’s presidential ambitions unravel in real time, it’s almost hard to remember the captivating magic he conjured during his campaign for the U.S. Senate, which ended just seven months ago. Enthusiasm has fizzled and O’Rourke has sunk in the polls as he struggles to make the case for why Democratic voters should choose him — a relatively undistinguished three-term congressman — from among almost two dozen senators, governors and one former vice president.

It’s not surprising, then, that O’Rourke was eager to tout the
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See Dana Carvey Run Through ‘Sound of Trump’ Impressions on ‘Fallon’

See Dana Carvey Run Through ‘Sound of Trump’ Impressions on ‘Fallon’
Dana Carvey mimicked the many sounds of Donald Trump in an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. While the former Saturday Night Live cast member appeared on the show to promote his return to The Secret Life of Pets 2, he ended up running through a gamut of political impressions.

Carvey first shared his impressions of the “sound of Trump,” which eventually led into a rhythmic jam session backed by the Roots. “Excuse me, many people are saying… crazy crazy, crazy, crooked, stupid, evil, stupid,
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The Trump Administration Is Thirsty for War, Intelligence Be Damned

It was reported on Monday that the Trump administration has concocted a plan that involves sending 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter a potential Iranian attack on American forces. Whatever threat may exist is almost entirely of the president’s own design. Since Trump rebuffed allies, experts and his own administration in removing the United States from the Iran nuclear deal last year, tension between the two nations has escalated steadily. Both have seemed especially jittery in the past few months as the U.S. continues to ramp up
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It Sure Looks Like the Trump Administration Is Preparing for War With Iran

No one wanted President Trump to pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal. The agreement signed by President Obama held that Iran would get rid its nuclear fuel in exchange for the U.S. waiving the sanctions that had crippled the nation’s economy. A Un nuclear agency monitored whether Iran was complying. Though many called the deal flawed, few argued it should be scrapped altogether. The international community, nuclear proliferation experts and administration officials like Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson all
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Doris Day, Hollywood Legend and Singer, Dies at 97

Doris Day, Hollywood Legend and Singer, Dies at 97
It's a very sad day in Hollywood, as legendary singer, actress, and animal welfare activist Doris Day has reportedly passed away. On Monday, Day's death was announced by her charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation. According to a statement, Day "had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia." Surrounded by close friends, Day died in her Carmel Valley, California at the age of 97. Day is survived by her grandson, Ryan Melcher; her only child Terry Melcher previously passed away in 2004.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1922, Day took an early interest in performing by forming a dance duo with Jerry Doherty in the '30s. Her dreams of becoming a professional dancer were hindered by a car accident in 1937, badly injuring her right leg. During her recovery, Day began to sing along to the radio, discovering she had plenty of vocal talent as well.
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Every Palme d’Or Winner From the Cannes Film Festival, Ranked

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Every Palme d’Or Winner From the Cannes Film Festival, Ranked
Annual awards hype tends to drive the perception that the Oscar is the highest award in the film community. But for countless filmmakers and cinephiles around the world, the Palme d’Or comes out ahead. Ever since 1955, the Cannes Film Festival has assembled a discerning jury of A-listers to bestow this honor on an exclusive Competition section featuring some of the greatest auteurs the medium has known.

Originally known as the Grand Prix, the shimmering Golden Palm has played a key role in advancing careers, but it has just as often fallen to veterans of the form, and across seven decades juries have acknowledged an astounding range of cinematic accomplishments. But some of these prizes were worthier than others.

Here’s a look at all the Palme winners over the years, ranked in order of which ones we believe deserved it the most. Viewed as a whole, the winners provide
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11 Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Cameos: From David Benioff and Db Weiss to Ed Sheeran (Photos)

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11 Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Cameos: From David Benioff and Db Weiss to Ed Sheeran (Photos)
Game of Thrones” is all about giving screen time to the Seven Kingdoms’ power players, like Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, and Lena Headey. But every once in a while, the HBO fantasy series slips in some great celebrity cameos — though a few have been so discrete you may have missed them.

Sure, you remember Ed Sheeran as a singing soldier and by now you know about the “GoT” Season 8 premiere’s big connection to “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” But TheWrap is willing to bet all the precious Dragonglass in Westeros you haven’t caught every famous face that’s dropped by “Game of Thrones” unannounced.

See our round-up of the top 11 cameos in the show’s history and one famous face that was going to make it into a scene, and why they didn’t.

Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Director David Nutter Talks 'Pouring Gasoline' on Daenerys' Fire,
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An Emmy at last for Will Ferrell? The ‘SNL’ alum has two chances to finally win in daytime for ‘Cord and Tish’

An Emmy at last for Will Ferrell? The ‘SNL’ alum has two chances to finally win in daytime for ‘Cord and Tish’
As a writer, producer and performer, Will Ferrell has earned eight Primetime Emmy nominations over the course of his career thus far, but he still hasn’t won one. However, he may finally get his due next month at the Daytime Emmys, where he’s nominated not once, but twice for Best Special Class Writing, both for the “Cord and Tish” live specials he co-hosted with Molly Shannon.

Emcees Cord Hosenbeck (Ferrell) and Tish Cattigan (Shannon) parodied the live commentaries of major televised events. One of Ferrell’s nominations is for “The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord and Tish,” which streamed on Amazon and poked fun at the annual New Year’s Day event, where floats are required to be covered in organic materials like flowers, plants, vegetables and seeds. Ferrell is nominated for that alongside co-writers Jake Fogelnest and Andrew Steele, and they also received a Writers Guild Award
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Definitive History of the Marvel Universe Coming

Gavin Jasper Apr 16, 2019

Decades upon decades of Marvel storytelling will be condensed into six issues this summer.

One of the things that separates Marvel and DC Comics is that Marvel holds together better in the long run when it comes to narrative coherence. DC reboots itself every now and then so they can start over and act like all the continuity before it no longer matters...until they start doing a big story about how everything matters. Marvel isn’t completely innocent when it comes to this, but their examples are stuff like “changing reality so Spider-Man isn’t married” or “changing reality so that the Morales family always existed in the main books.”

In other words, the Marvel stories from the '60s are still canon to what’s going on today, only we’re supposed to imagine certain aspects differently due to the idea that all those events
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Donald Trump Takes Cover Under Helicopter Blades As Heat Rises, White House Journos Note – Nab

Donald Trump Takes Cover Under Helicopter Blades As Heat Rises, White House Journos Note – Nab
Four national TV and radio correspondents who cover Donald Trump’s White House sized up the many challenges of doing so during a lively panel at the Nab Show in Las Vegas. One of the biggest is the fact that he lately has preferred interacting with TV reporters under the whirring blades of Marine One rather than a controlled setting of an official indoor briefing.

While the topics have been covered in some fashion elsewhere, the conversation benefited from its moderator being former Gordon Smith, formerly a moderate Republican senator from Oregon and now CEO of the Nab. Smith, who said he has only shaken Trump’s hand once and still marvels at the rightward political turn of his home state, spoke with Cecilia Vega of ABC; Yamiche Alcindor of PBS, Steven Portnoy of CBS and Hallie Jackson of NBC.

All four correspondents decried Trump’s intensifying efforts to label
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20 Things We’re Going To Miss About Supernatural

If you haven’t heard or guessed, Supernatural is finally coming to an end. Don’t panic just yet. Supernatural isn’t quite finished. The decision to finally end the show after the 15th season airs next year was a long time coming. That’s right; Supernatural has been around since Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch and George W. Bush said, “I’m the decider.” It was a memorably surreal year all around. Still, all great things come to an end, and next year that means Supernatural will air the final episode. After all the times the creator claimed the show would air as

20 Things We’re Going To Miss About Supernatural
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Jenna Bush Hager Replaces Kathie Lee Gifford on Today: 5 First Day Highlights

Jenna Bush Hager Replaces Kathie Lee Gifford on Today: 5 First Day Highlights
There's a new co-host in town and her name's Jenna Bush Hager.  Former president George W. Bush's famous daughter officially took over her new Today role on Monday, replacing Kathie Lee Gifford, who bid a tearful farewell to her longtime gig alongside Hoda Kotb on Friday.  With a new co-host in the seat, it was time for a slightly revamped show and plenty of surprises to commemorate the special occasion.  Here's a recap of Hager's first day on the job. In the words of their new slogan, "Let's go, y'all!" 1. A New Look Thanks to the new addition, Studio 1A got a bit of a makeover, featuring a new backdrop, colors and...
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation Presents George W. Bush the 2019 Lincoln Leadership Prize

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation (Alplf) this week awarded its prestigious Lincoln Leadership Prize to 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush.

The Lincoln Leadership Prize, presented annually in Chicago, recognizes outstanding individuals for a lifetime of service in the spirit of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

The award honors individuals who accept the responsibilities imposed by history and demanded by conscience, who show great strength of character and exhibit unwavering commitment to the defining principles of democracy.

President Bush was sworn into office on Saturday, January 20, 2001, and again on January 20, 2005. During his administration, President Bush advocated “compassionate conservatism,” highlighting education, tax relief and volunteer efforts by faith-based and community organizations. President Bush also championed a number of health care priorities and, as Commander in Chief, led the effort to secure freedom for people living under oppressive and dictatorial regimes.

Following his administration,
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The Pentagon Wins Again

In budget negotiations this week, congressional Democrats seem to have brought knives to the Republican gunfight. This time, the issue was defense spending.

The Democrat-controlled House Budget Committee voted 19-17 Wednesday to move a bill sponsored by Chairman John Yarmuth (D-ky) out of committee.

Called the “Investing for the People Act of 2019,” it’s essentially the Democrats’ answer to Donald Trump’s radical budget proposal from early March. As expected, the legislation gives the Pentagon a raise.

The Trump budget proposes a fundamental re-configuration of America’s spending priorities.
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Best Online Music Courses, Classes and Lessons

Best Online Music Courses, Classes and Lessons
Hitmaker Timbaland is the latest artist to join MasterClass, an online learning platform that’s tapping into the expertise of celebrities, industry leaders, and newsmakers to offer on-demand classes for busy professionals hoping to learn a new skill or hobby.

Timbaland’s course, released last month, focuses on producing and beat-making, something the Grammy-winning rapper and producer has mastered over the years, as the man behind the boards for artists like Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, and Beyonce. Most recently, the Mosley Music Group chairman, who just announced a new label deal with Def Jam,
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Mark Hamill Already Voiced Chucky in a Robot Chicken Episode

Mark Hamill Already Voiced Chucky in a Robot Chicken Episode
It was just earlier today that we shared with you guys a quick sound clip of Mark Hamill's Chucky laugh from MGM and Polaroid director Lars Klevberg's upcoming remake of Tom Holland and Don Mancini's killer doll classic Child's Play. And while I was off researching that story, I came across a very interesting bit of trivia on Hamill's IMDb page. It turns out that Hamill has Already voiced the killer doll in a 2005 episode of Seth Green's stop-motion Adult Swim animated series Robot Chicken. Crazy, right! Don't believe me? There's a video below that proves it. So all of this is a means of saying that by watching the video embedded below, we are all basically getting our first full-on taste of what Hamill sounds like as Chucky. Too cool.

The Robot Chicken episode in question comes from way back in 2005 when the show was still new and funny.
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Exclusive: Csny vs. the Red States on Their Anti-Bush 2006 Reunion Tour

Exclusive: Csny vs. the Red States on Their Anti-Bush 2006 Reunion Tour
Over the course of their five-decade bond, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have joined together for a number of tours. Some, like Crosby, Stills & Nash’s 1982 Daylight Again trek during David Crosby’s drug addiction, were nerve-wracking. Others, like the quartet’s 1974 reunion tour, were huge-scale and overwhelming. But Csny’s 2006 Freedom of Speech tour – the foursome’s last road work to date – presented a new set of challenges.

That year, Neil Young released Living with War, an album of scathing songs about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and George W. Bush.
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