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Carol Lynley Dead at 77

Carol Lynley, best known for the 1972 disaster movie The Poseidon Adventure, died on September 4. She was 77.

The actress, who was born in New York City, died “peacefully in her sleep” at her Pacific Palisades home.

Her daughter, Jill Selsman, said in a statement the actress “loved the industry and she was equally a great fan of the movies.”

“She loved working in film as much as she loved going to the movies. I saw everything as a child with her,” Selsman, a director, said of her mother’s love for film and television. “She was curious about the world around her, loved to spend time with interesting people, of all stripes and was generally a very peaceful person. Very live and let live.”

Lynley was also a “life-long fitness person” and a yoga practitioner since the 1970s “when everyone still made fun of it,” Selsman said of her mother.

“She loved to dance,
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Carol Lynley, Star of The Poseidon Adventure and Former Girlfriend to David Frost, Dies at 77

  • PEOPLE.com
Carol Lynley, Star of The Poseidon Adventure and Former Girlfriend to David Frost, Dies at 77
Carol Lynley, best known for the 1972 disaster movie The Poseidon Adventure, has died. She was 77.

The actress, who was born in New York City, died “peacefully in her sleep” at her Pacific Palisades home on Tuesday, People confirms.

Her daughter, Jill Selsman, tells People in a statement the actress “loved the industry and she was equally a great fan of the movies.”

“She loved working in film as much as she loved going to the movies. I saw everything as a child with her,” Selsman, a director, said of her mother’s love for film and television.

She continued, “She
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Carol Lynley, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ Star, Dies at 77

  • Variety
Carol Lynley, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ Star, Dies at 77
Actress Carol Lynley, best known for her role in the 1972 film “The Poseidon Adventure,” died at her Pacific Palisades home Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, according to her friend, actor Trent Dolan. She was 77.

Lynley began her career as a child model, appearing on the cover of Life magazine at the age of 15, before starring in Disney’s “The Light in the Forest” and the independent film “Holiday for Lovers.” Shortly after, she secured a breakout role in the 1958 Broadway play “Blue Denim” and its subsequent film adaptation, in which she played 15-year-old Janet Willard tasked with figuring out how to undergo an illegal abortion.

The play, written by James Leo Herlihy, received immediate criticism for its laissez-faire attitude toward abortion, leading to a revised ending in the film that sees Janet go through with her pregnancy. Despite the controversy, the role earned Lynley a nomination for a Golden
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Carol Lynley, 'Poseidon Adventure' Actress, Dies at 77

Carol Lynley, 'Poseidon Adventure' Actress, Dies at 77
Carol Lynley, whose ethereal look captivated the public in commercials, movies and TV, has died. She was 77. 

Lynley died Tuesday at her home in California following a heart attack, a source close to the family said.

Lynley garnered national attention as a teen when she appeared in a number of Clairol and Pepsodent commercials. In 1955, she appeared on the cover of Life magazine, which reportedly inspired Walt Disney to cast her in the family drama The Light in the Forest (1958). 

Parlaying her modeling and commercial success into an acting career, Lynley embodied the waifish ingenue. She ...
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Hit Ya Book ‘Going Vintage’ Acquired By Imagine Kids & Family; Kara Holden To Pen Rom-Com Movie

  • Deadline
Hit Ya Book ‘Going Vintage’ Acquired By Imagine Kids & Family; Kara Holden To Pen Rom-Com Movie
Imagine Kids & Family has acquired film rights to Going Vintage, the bestselling Ya book written by Lindsey Leavitt. Kara Holden has been set to pen the adaptation of the teen romantic comedy.

The book, published in 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens, centers on 16-year-old Mallory, a quirky and independent teen from Orange County. When she discovers her “perfect” boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with an online girlfriend, and their ugly breakup goes viral, she not only swears off boys but modern technology altogether. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory decides to “go vintage” and return to a simpler time – using only the tech, clothing, music and means of entertainment from the early 1960s. She sets out to fulfill her grandmother’s teenage bucket list, but modern day problems and the resurfacing of her
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Awards Season PR Moves: Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda Exits Key SAG Publicity Post; Rebecca Fisher Joins Perception

In a shuffling of the publicity decks just as the awards season is about to get underway in a few weeks, two PR vets are on the move.

Longtime Screen Actors Guild Awards publicity chief Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda has decided to leave her post after 20 years in the job, and a 50 year career in the entertainment industry. Publicity Director Tarrah Curtis will now take over day to day management as the new Executive In charge of Publicity for the SAG Awards. Jarrett retires to emeritus status.

“It’s been quite the ride at SAG Awards. I came aboard in 1999 when we were still the little awards show that could and am proud to have played a part in our growth to one of the premier events of the awards season,” Jarrett Sepulveda says in a letter to colleagues announcing the changes. “As we celebrated this year’s 25th anniversary, I
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‘Lovecraft Country’: Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel & Mac Brandt To Recur On HBO Series

  • Deadline
‘Lovecraft Country’: Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel & Mac Brandt To Recur On HBO Series
Exclusive: Former The Deuce star Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel (The Good Fight) and Kingdom alum Mac Brandt are set for recurring roles opposite Jonathan Majors, Courtney B. Vance and Jurnee Smollett-Bell on HBO’s upcoming straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country, from Misha Green, Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, and Warner Bros Television.

Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Neumann will play Hillary, an outdoorsy woman who migrates to the big city – where her dreams turn into nightmares.
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Sophie Turner Is 'So Down' to Play Boy George After He Expressed His Admiration for Her

Sophie Turner Is 'So Down' to Play Boy George After He Expressed His Admiration for Her
Now that she’s done with Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner is eager to branch out by playing Boy George.

The 23-year-old actress — who’s currently starring in Dark Phoenix — expressed her delight at being considered for the role of the singer after he raved about her on the Australian radio show Fitzy and Wippa.

“There’s been some really interesting suggestions,” George said of the potential actors that had been brought up to play him via British Vogue. “One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner.”

He continued, “[People will say] ‘she can’t play you, she’s a woman,’ you know.
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Home Entertainment: ‘A Private War’ DVD Review

In 2015 filmmaker Matthew Heineman dropped a feature documentary into cinemas titled Cartel Land. It was absolutely one of the most hard-hitting and superbly constructed documentaries I’ve ever seen. The film earned Heineman an Academy Award nomination and paved the way for his first dramatic film; the movie, A Private War, another wonderfully crafted film revolving around the true story of American journalist, Marie Colvin, here played by Rosamund Pike in a career-best role.

Based upon the Vanity Fair Magazine by Marie Brenner, A Private War begins by revealing the devastated city of Homs in western Syria. The film tracks back a decade to 2001, Colvin already well-regarded in her field, and her position at The Sunday Times foreign news desk. She’s onto a story – an assignment trekking with the Tami Tigers where she is suddenly hit by an RPG after an ambush by the Sri Lankan Army. Colvin is
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Robert Pattinson Lands Lead Role in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

  • The Wrap
Robert Pattinson Lands Lead Role in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to star as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Pattinson was previously on a short list along with Nicholas Hoult to star as the Caped Crusader, but Warner Bros. has officially selected Pattinson over Hoult for the role, the individual said.

Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again but then said he would be hanging up the cape for good. Reeves has since described the film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series.

Also Read: No Batman Cast, But Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult Are Contenders

Pattinson most recently starred in “High Life,” “Good Time,” and “Water for Elephants,
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Boy George Endorses Upcoming Movie Biopic About His Life: 'Thrilling!'

Boy George Endorses Upcoming Movie Biopic About His Life: 'Thrilling!'
Boy George is the latest pop icon to get the feature film treatment!

The ‘80s icon, who rose to prominence as the frontman of the Culture Club, will be the subject of an upcoming movie, which will trace the singer’s path to success, Deadline announced on Wednesday.

The film, which does not currently have a title, or any attached stars, will be written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, whose previous credits include My Dinner with Herve as well as the 2008 rockumentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil.

“There is no filmmaker better suited than Sacha Gervas ito tell George’s
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No Batman Cast, But Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult Are Contenders

  • The Wrap
No Batman Cast, But Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult Are Contenders
No one has been cast as Batman for Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman,” but Robert Pattinson is among the actors on a short list for the role, two insiders with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

A Variety headline Thursday said that Pattinson would play the role, and the accompanying story said he was “in negotiations” for the part, one of the most desired in Hollywood. Deadline subsequently reported that both Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult were on a short list for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Three insiders told TheWrap that no deal is in place with Pattinson. One insider told TheWrap that Pattinson and Hoult were both great options, but that no decision has been made and nothing is official.

Also Read: Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' Gets Summer 2021 Release Date

Reps for Reeves and Pattinson did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and a
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Feature: All Grown Up – From Teen Star To Adult Star

Sky Cinema

Every generation has them – the teenage actors who make it big, either on TV or in the cinema. But what happens after that? Some simply don’t make the transition to adult stardom, for a whole host of reasons. Others continue their acting career but never hit the same heights again. And then there are those that go all the way, right to the top. Like Jodie Foster. After regular appearances on TV since the age of seven, she was just 12 when she controversially played a teenage prostitute in Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. Or Natalie Portman. Discovered at the age of 11, she made her debut in Leon, while Leonardo Di Caprio was still in his teens when he stunned as the intellectually challenged boy in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

All three – and there are plenty more – went on to be A-listers and all won Oscars. So could
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Podtalk: Action Movie Villain Patrick Kilpatrick Pens New Memoir ‘Dying for a Living’

Chicago – What is it like to usually play the villain? Movie character actor Patrick Kilpatrick will tell you, in his new memoir entitled “Dying for a Living: Sins and Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot.” Kilpatrick has over 170 movie credits, and the book is an insider’s view of a generation of action stars and TV/movie sets, including Stephen Spielberg’s “Minority Report” and shows like “Dark Angel,” as well as Bruce Willis (“Last Man Standing”) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (“Eraser”).

Patrick Kilpatrick of ‘Dying for a Living: Sins and Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot’

Photo credit: PatrickKilpatrick.com

Born in Virginia, Patrick Kilpatrick took a circular route to the big screen, graduating from the University of Richmond with an emphasis on English and History. After working in advertising and journalism – appearing in magazines as diverse as Modern Bride, Life and Playboy – he moonlighted as a bodyguard
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Apple names producer Molly Thompson head of documentaries

Thompson founded A&E IndieFilms and has a string of documentary producing credits.

Molly Thompson, the founder of A&E IndieFilms and executive producer of documentary films including Jesus Camp, Life, Animated and City of Ghosts, has joined Apple as the tech giant’s head of documentaries.

Thompson founded A&E IndieFilms, feature production arm of Us cable channel company A+E Networks, where she also served as head of documentary films.

A&E IndieFilms releases have included the Watergate docuseries, Sundance entry Studio 54, Cartel Land and Murderball. Thompson also served as executive producer on The Tillman Story and The Imposter
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Apple names producer Molly Thompson head of documentaries

Thompson founded A&E IndieFilms and has a string of documentary producing credits.

Molly Thompson, the founder of A&E IndieFilms and executive producer of documentary films including Jesus Camp, Life, Animated and City of Ghosts, has joined Apple as the tech giant’s head of documentaries.

Thompson founded A&E IndieFilms, feature production arm of Us cable channel company A+E Networks, where she also served as head of documentary films.

A&E IndieFilms releases have included the Watergate docuseries, Sundance entry Studio 54, Cartel Land and Murderball. Thompson also served as executive producer on The Tillman Story and The Imposter
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The Orchard film group rebrands as 1091

New leadership team announced.

The Orchard film group has rebranded as 1091 after it was acquired by 1091 Media in January and has announced a new leadership team and set Tribeca Film Festival documentary selections Meeting Gorbachev and Halston as its first releases.

1091 Media principals Daniel Stein and Joe Samberg said the company will handle film and television and plans to invest in technology, new delivery options and business intelligence. Paul Davidson departed last week as head of film and television.

Stein will take an active role as executive chairman of 1091. The leadership team includes COO and CFO Chad Blackwell; chief
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Discovery to Launch New Nature-Focused Streaming Platform With BBC Studios Content Deal

Discovery, Inc. and BBC Studios have struck a “multi-million pound global content partnership,” the companies said on Monday, which will bring BBC’s “Planet Earth,” “Blue Planet,” “Life,” “Dynasties” and other natural-history titles to Discovery’s Svod platforms.

The 10-year deal, which should close in late spring, relies on Discovery launching a new global streaming service for natural history programming by 2020 that will operate outside the U.K., Ireland and China.

In addition to the hundreds of hours of already existing content, Discovery and BBC Studios will develop new landmark factual content together. The two companies will co-fund a dedicated development team within BBC Studios.

Also Read: Discovery's David Zaslav Made Nearly $130 Million Last Year

Discovery will now also take full ownership of UKTV’s “lifestyle” channels, like Good Food, Home, and Really, while BBC Studios gets the “entertainment” ones. Following completion, James Gibbons will manage the lifestyle channels as part of Discovery’s U.
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Discovery to Launch Global Factual Streamer by 2020 With BBC Content

  • Variety
Discovery to Launch Global Factual Streamer by 2020 With BBC Content
Discovery and BBC Studios have inked a nearly $400 million programming deal that will see high-end natural history programming from the latter play on a new Discovery global streaming service set for launch by 2020. Under a decade-long deal, Discovery has acquired a raft of BBC content for its new Svod service and will work with BBC Studios, the U.K. pubcaster’s production and distribution unit, to develop new programming across natural history, travel, science and other factual genres.

Discovery CEO and president David Zaslav said the new, as-yet-unnamed streamer could launch for under $5 a month.

Separately, the two companies have untangled ownership of the UKTV channels group, with Discovery set to take the lifestyle networks and BBC Studios the entertainment channels in a deal that will see BBC Studios pay the U.S. firm £173 million ($226 million).

The announcement Monday of Discovery’s upcoming factual streaming platform comes as the
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Jared Leto Takes Flight in New Set Photos and Video From Morbius The Living Vampire

Some more photos and a video from the set of Sony’s film adaptation of Marvel’s Morbius The Living Vampire have popped up online and they show Jared Leto as Morbius and as you’ll see he’s flying around in, what looks to be, an orange prison jumpsuit. I also included photos giving us our first look at Adria Arjona as Martine Bancroft.

I just want to see what Leto’s version of Morbius will look like in full-blown vampire mode! But, these are a little cooler than the last photos that were released.

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— Morbius (@MorbiusUpdates) March 26, 2019

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— Morbius (@MorbiusUpdates) March 26, 2019

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— Morbius (@MorbiusUpdates) March 28, 2019

Adria Arjona on the set of #Morbius. pic.twitter.com/PySvflNBt7

— Morbius (@MorbiusUpdates) March 26, 2019

Morbius, a.k.a. Dr. Michael Morbius, is
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