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‘Holmes & Watson’ and ‘Gotti’ Lead 2019 Razzie Nominations for Worst Picture

‘Holmes & Watson’ and ‘Gotti’ Lead 2019 Razzie Nominations for Worst Picture
If their dismal reviews wasn’t punishment enough, for the 39th year, the Razzie Awards seek to recognize the achievements of the worst movies of the year. And for 2019’s crop of nominees, John Travolta’s “Gotti” and Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s “Holmes & Watson” both received the “honor” of being nominated for Worst Picture of 2018.

Melissa McCarthy might be nominated for an Oscar on Tuesday morning, but on Monday morning, she scored a nomination for Worst Actress for both “The Happytime Murders” and “Life of the Party,” and the former also landed among the five Worst Picture nominees. The box office bomb “Robin Hood” and Helen Mirren’s “Winchester” rounded out the nominees.

Even the first family found a way into the nominees, with Donald Trump and Melania Trump both getting nominated for portraying themselves in the documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9” from Michael Moore. And unlike the Oscars,
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Casey Affleck-Elisabeth Moss Movie ‘Light Of My Life’ Among Berlin World Premiere Additions

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Casey Affleck-Elisabeth Moss Movie ‘Light Of My Life’ Among Berlin World Premiere Additions
Casey Affleck-directed drama Light Of My Life, starring Affleck, Elisabeth Moss and newcomer Anna Pniowsky, will get its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama section. The dystopian drama, about a father and his young daughter who are trapped in the woods, is one of a raft of additions to the Panorama lineup. Scroll down for the lineup in full.

A total of 45 films from 38 countries, including 34 world premieres, will screen in the section. Panorama’s opening film will be Flatland by Jenna Bass, in which a bride and her pregnant friend make a liberating getaway across South Africa.

Among the strand’s highlights are Affleck’s first narrative feature as director, which is produced by The Imitation Game outfit Black Bear Pictures; Jayro Bustamante’s Ixcanul follow-up Tremblores (Tremors), about a father who tries to break free from his past after breaking the silence about
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Edgar Wright Says ‘Baby Driver 2’ First Draft ‘Exists’

Edgar Wright Says ‘Baby Driver 2’ First Draft ‘Exists’
Edgar Wright isn’t putting “Baby” in a corner just yet. The British director teased that some progress has been made on a potential sequel to “Baby Driver,” Wright’s 2017 film starring Ansel Elgort that married action, comedy, musicals and heists.

“A first draft of ‘Baby Driver 2 exists,” he told Empire in a interview. Wright added that the film will introduce new characters following the deaths of many of the characters in the original and it “takes the story further.”

In a previous interview with Empire back in July 2017, Wright said he was urged to write a sequel to his film and felt there was potential by recognizing that by the end of the movie, “Baby has got to a new place.”

“Most sequels you have to contrive something so they go back to square one,
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‘Green Book’ Wins Producers Guild Award, Becomes Oscars Frontrunner

‘Green Book’ Wins Producers Guild Award, Becomes Oscars Frontrunner
On a night that could have profound implications for a tight Oscar race, “Green Book” was named the best-produced film of 2018 at the 30th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards.

The award makes director Peter Farrelly’s drama starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali the season’s first legitimate favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It has been a fiercely competitive and confusing year, with lots of criticism aimed at competing films and no film able to overcome the question marks that plague most of the top contenders.

Green Book” faces many of those questions in early January, immediately after it won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The film, about the unlikely friendship between a black concert pianist and his Italian-American driver in the early ’60s, was hit by criticism over past behavior from Farrelly
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Gillian Anderson to Play Margaret Thatcher in Season 4 of ‘The Crown’ (Report)

Gillian Anderson to Play Margaret Thatcher in Season 4 of ‘The Crown’ (Report)
The Crown” has found its Iron Lady. Gillian Anderson is said to have signed on to play British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of the much-praised Netflix drama series.

Anderson’s casting was first reported by the Sunday Times. A Netflix rep declined to comment on the report.

Anderson is the latest notable name to join “The Crown” in the role of an iconic real-life political figure, following John Lithgow’s turn as Winston Churchill. The series is poised for a shift in its upcoming third season as Olivia Colman moves into the role of Queen Elizabeth II
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Christopher McQuarrie Reportedly Wants Henry Cavill & Alec Baldwin Back For ‘M:i’ Sequels (Kind Of)

Christopher McQuarrie Reportedly Wants Henry Cavill & Alec Baldwin Back For ‘M:i’ Sequels (Kind Of)
If you’re a fan of spy thrillers, and just high-quality action films in general, you’re probably psyched by the news that filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie is coming back for two new “Mission: Impossible” sequels. And if you’re a fan of government lackeys, as well as men with reloading arms and controversial mustaches, then you will really love this next bit of ‘M:i’ news.

According to THR, McQuarrie is not only interested in bringing back the government guy character played by Alec Baldwin, but also Henry Cavill’s August Walker.
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Channing Tatum Reportedly Interested In Directing The Long-Delayed ‘Gambit’ Film

Channing Tatum Reportedly Interested In Directing The Long-Delayed ‘Gambit’ Film
We are fast approaching the five-year anniversary of the first time we reported that Channing Tatum is in line to play the “X-Men” character Gambit in a solo film. Since then, the film project has gone through constant changes, gaining directors, losing directors, getting a scheduled release date, and then, of course, losing that release date. But through thick and thin, one thing has remained the same – Tatum.
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Hear Drax Project, Hailee Steinfeld Team for New Song ‘Woke Up Late’

Hear Drax Project, Hailee Steinfeld Team for New Song ‘Woke Up Late’
Drax Project have teamed with singer and actress Hailee Steinfeld for the band’s poppy new single “Woke Up Late,” which arrived Monday on digital streaming services.

The New Zealand quartet, who has opened for artists like Lorde and Camila Cabello, also dropped the lyric video for their latest single.

“‘Woke Up Late’ is about wrapping your head around the adventure of the night before and ultimately deciding that you’re cool with it. Given the nature of this story, it did cross our minds while writing it as to
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‘First Meal’: Artist Explores Prisoner Exoneration Through Food

At first glance, it looks like a traditional food diary. A one-page questionnaire with simple prompts: “Who did you eat with? What did you order/have? Is there any particular reason you wanted the food you ordered or had?” The first questions, though, reveal a singular context: “Years in prison for wrongful conviction. Where did you eat your first meal after release?”

It’s the answers to these questions that artist Julie Green turns into poignant pieces of art. The Oregon State University professor (who prefers gender neutral pronouns) receives
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Unpaid Fyre Festival Cook Wins Back Life Savings From Crowdfunding Campaign

A woman who lost her life savings in the Fyre Festival fiasco in 2017 has won back $139,000 through a crowdfunding campaign.

After appearing in the new Netflix documentary “Fyre,” Bahamian cook and resort owner Maryann Rolle launched a campaign on GoFundMe in hopes she could recoup some of the losses she said she sustained because she was not paid for her work on the festival.

Rolle and her husband Elvis launched the campaign on Jan. 14 ahead of the Netflix’s documentary release on Jan. 18. And within three days — as of the time of this writing — Rolle’s campaign has earned just over $139,000, surpassing her set goal of $123,000.

Also Read: Rival Fyre Festival Docs Ignite Fiery Words Between Filmmakers

Rolle posted a photo to Facebook of her and Elvis holding a handwritten sign reading “Thank-You Go Fund Me,” along with the caption, “Thank you All.”

Rolle, who runs the Exuma Point Resort,
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‘Fyre’ Fest Documentary: Bahamian Cook Surpasses $123,000 Fundraising Goal

A Bahamian cook who lost her life savings in the aftermath of the disastrous Fyre Festival has been reimbursed and then some thanks to a fundraising effort that followed her appearance in the Netflix documentary Fyre.

As Maryann Rolle tearfully recounted in the film, she drained $50,000 from her life savings to pay back fellow Bahamians and employees after Billy McFarland and the Fyre Festival management abandoned the island without paying the Bahamian workforce for months of work.

“It has been an unforgettable experience catering to the organizers of Fyre Festival,
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Michael C Hall to Star in Broadway Musical of Skittles Super Bowl Ad (Video)

Michael C Hall to Star in Broadway Musical of Skittles Super Bowl Ad (Video)
Michael C. Hall will taste the rainbow this upcoming Super Bowl Sunday. The “Dexter” actor is set to star in a live Broadway musical that is also a Super Bowl advertisement.

Hall will star in “Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical,” which will be staged in front of a live audience at The Town Hall in New York on Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. Est, the same day as the Super Bowl.

So is it an actual Super Bowl commercial? Well, yes and no. The play is an actual advertisement for Skittles starring Hall, and it will take place on the same day as the game. But the musical itself is a real, one-time-only performance that will take place in lieu of an actual commercial during the game.
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Why 'Glass' Is M. Night Shyamalan's Rubicon

Why 'Glass' Is M. Night Shyamalan's Rubicon
[This story contains spoilers for Glass]

The following is a conversation about Glass — the new M. Night Shyamalan superhero film — conducted by The Hollywood Reporter contributors Simon Abrams and Steven Boone. This conversation doesn't feature much discussion of the plot, mostly because you probably already know the basic setup (which is all you really need). But still: Glass — a sequel to both Shyamalan's Split and Unbreakable — pits Bruce Willis's soft-spoken super-security guard against Samuel L. Jackson's diabolical, wheelchair-bound arch-nemesis, and their new frenemy, James McAvoy's split-personality-having super-freak. If you need ...
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Randy Rogers Band Announces New ‘Hellbent’ Album With Dave Cobb

Randy Rogers Band is gearing up to release its first new LP in over three years this spring: the Texas country act will drop its eighth album, Hellbent, on April 26th.

Hellbent marks Rogers’ first collaboration with all-star country/Americana producer Dave Cobb, who oversaw the sessions for the 11-track album at RCA Studio A in Nashville. The album’s first single, “Crazy People,” goes to radio next month. The track list also includes a cover of Guy Clark’s collaboration with Chris and Morgane Stapleton, “Hell Bent on a Heartache,
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Ozzy Osbourne Commemorates Bat-Biting Anniversary With Plush Toy

Ozzy Osbourne Commemorates Bat-Biting Anniversary With Plush Toy
To commemorate one of the most infamous moments in Ozzy Osbourne‘s career – and one of the most notorious incidents in rock history – the singer has released a limited edition plush toy of a bat with a detachable head.

The 12″ doll is a bizarre tribute to the winged creature that met its demise thanks to Osbourne’s teeth on January 20th, 1982: On that date, during a concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a fan hurled the live bat at Osbourne’s feet; during Osbourne’s tour in support of Diary of a Madman,
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10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Maren Morris, Yola

10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Maren Morris, Yola
Tracks by Maren Morris, Gangstagrass, Jared Deck and Patty Griffin are among the 10 must-hear songs this week.

Yola, “Faraway Look”

Produced by Dan Auerbach, this country-soul showcase is cut from the same cloth as Petula Clark’s “Downtown,” with orchestral strings that swoon and a retro-minded chorus that would have likely earned a standing ovation from Ed Sullivan’s studio audience. Coupled with the previousl -released “Ride Out in the Country,” the song helps whip up more buzz for Yola’s upcoming debut, Walk Through Fire.

Vandoliers, “Cigarettes in the
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TV Shows to Watch the Week of Jan. 21, 2019: ‘Rent: Live,’ ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Rent: Live” airs on Fox and “Celebrity Big Brother” returns for a second season.

Celebrity Big Brother,” CBS, Monday, 8 p.m.

The celebrity edition of the reality competition series returns this week. Houseguests this season include Joey Lawrence, Dina Lohan, and Anthony Scaramucci.

The Good Place,” NBC, Thursday, 9:30 p.m.

The third season finale airs this week.
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'Green Book' Composer Kris Bowers Hopes to Reteam With Mahershala Ali

'Green Book' Composer Kris Bowers Hopes to Reteam With Mahershala Ali
While Green Book tells the true story of the bond formed between jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley and his driver Tony Vallelonga — there is another friendship that has now stemmed from the project: The one between Mahershala Ali and the film's composer, Kris Bowers.

"We became a team trying to figure out how to best represent Don Shirley, at least when he was at the piano," Bowers tells The Hollywood Reporter for the latest episode of In Studio.

For Ali's part, the actor who is likely to receive an Oscar nomination on Tuesday has made ...
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‘Black Monday’: How Showtime Dusted Off An Old ’80s Logo For Its New Comedy

Cocaine’s a hell of a drug, but you’re not seeing things: That, indeed is Showtime’s old 1980s-era logo pasted all over marketing materials and promos for “Black Monday,” a tongue-in-cheek tale of the excesses exhibited by Wall Street traders in the lead-up to the stock market crash of 1987. The logo, which hasn’t been in use in decades, was dusted off to help add to the retro look of the comedy.

“We got to throw away the rule book on this show, and we decided to shoot for cool and not necessarily adhere to a more conventional
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Kenan Thompson and ‘Mighty Ducks’ Cast Reunite at Hockey Game (Photos)

Kenan Thompson and ‘Mighty Ducks’ Cast Reunite at Hockey Game (Photos)
Castmembers of “The Mighty Ducks” films reunited at a hockey game between the New York Islanders and Anaheim Ducks over the weekend.

Saturday Night Live” star Kenan Thompson, who starred as Russ Tyler in both sequel films “D2: The Mighty Ducks” and “D3,” checked out the game on Sunday with fellow castmembers Garette Ratliff Henson, Vincent Larusso and Danny Tamberelli, all of whom starred in the 1992 original film, and Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, who joined the cast in the sequels.

“The quack attack is back, Jack! Glad to have a few Mighty Ducks join us for the game – and a few other fun projects – today on Long Island,” the Ducks shared along with several photos on Instagram.
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