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Academy Considers No 2019 Oscars Host At All Following Kevin Hart Controversy

Academy Considers No 2019 Oscars Host At All Following Kevin Hart Controversy
With Kevin Hart no longer hosting the 91st Academy Awards next year, the Academy is reportedly “freaking out” as it rushes to find a replacement emcee for the 2019 ceremony. At least that’s according to a top comedy agent who spoke to Variety ahead of an Academy board meeting that’s set to discuss what to do with the hosting dilemma. Another insider told the publication there was no contingency plans in place by the Academy or broadcaster ABC, meaning there was no back-up host to fall on once Hart pulled out.

The Academy announced December 4 that Hart would be hosting the 2019 Oscars, but the confirmation was met with backlash online as homophobic jokes Hart made in the past began to resurface. Hart initially refused to apologize for the controversial jokes, but he eventually said he was sorry and announced he would not host the Oscars as to prevent the
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Kathie Lee Gifford to Exit ‘Today’ Show

Kathie Lee Gifford to Exit ‘Today’ Show
Kathie Lee Gifford is leaving the “Today” show after over a decade co-hosting the fourth hour of the NBC morning staple. Her exit was announced to staff Tuesday via a memo from NBC News President Noah Oppenheim.

“It is with mixed emotions that I share the news Kathie Lee Gifford has decided it’s time to leave ‘Today,'” the NBC News chief wrote. “As we all know, Kathie Lee’s plate has been overflowing lately with film, music and book projects, and after giving us 11 extraordinary years, she’s decided to focus her attention full-time on those other creative endeavors.”

He continued: “When we first launched this incredible hour, no one could have predicted the lightning in a bottle that is Hoda & Kathie Lee. Whether in studio or on one of their many road trips, they have delighted our audience with their distinct brand of fun, friendship and adventure.
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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Remake of Denmark’s Oscar Entry ‘The Guilty’ (Exclusive)

Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Remake of Denmark’s Oscar Entry ‘The Guilty’ (Exclusive)
Bold Films, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker’s Nine Stories Productions have acquired the rights to remake the Danish thriller “The Guilty,” with Gyllenhaal attached to star.

The pic, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, won the world cinema audience award and was also named one of the top five foreign language films of 2018 by the National Board of Review. The movie, Denmark’s foreign language film Oscar entry, is also nominated for best screenwriter and best actor at the 2018 European Film Awards.

The movie follows a police officer under investigation, who’s demoted to desk-work at an emergency call center. When he receives a terrified phone call from a kidnapped woman, he must battle his internal demons in order to save her.

Gyllenhaal and Marker will produce for Nine Stories, alongside Bold Films’ Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak, and Svetlana Metkina. Bold Films will finance the pic.
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"Sharp Objects" Alum Jean-Marc Vallee to Direct HBO’s ''Gorilla and the Bird" Adaptation

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Big Little Lies” and “Sharp Objects” alum Jean-Marc Vallée has re-teamed with HBO for yet another limited series.

The director has signed on to direct and executive produce the network’s upcoming adaptation of “Gorilla and the Bird,” HBO announced on Monday.

An adaptation of the memoir by former attorney Zack McDermott, the series is described as “an inspirational tale of a mother’s unconditional love for her bipolar son.” Bryan Sipe, who previously collaborated with Vallée on the 2015 Jake Gyllenhaal-led film “Demolition,” is executive producer and showrunner on the limited series.
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Gina Rodriguez-Led ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Animated Series Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

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Gina Rodriguez-Led ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Animated Series Gets Premiere Date at Netflix
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? On Netflix in January, that’s where.

The streamer revealed Monday that its Gina Rodriguez-led “Carmen Sandiego” animated series will launch Jan. 18.

The 20-episode season will drop before the premiere of Netflix’s live-action “Carmen Sandiego” movie, which also stars Rodriguez in the titular role.
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'The Favourite' leads awards race with 14 Critics' Choice nominations

'The Favourite' leads awards race with 14 Critics' Choice nominations
Yorgos Lanthimos comedy edges Vice and A Star Is Born, while Escape at Dannemora and The Assassination of Gianni Versace did well in the TV section

Period comedy The Favourite has solidified its position as an early leader in the awards race after securing 14 nominations in the Critics’ Choice awards. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, The Favourite is up for best picture, best comedy, best director and best original screenplay, as well as receiving comprehensive nods for its cast: best actress and best comedy actress for Colman, best supporting actress for Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, and best ensemble.

The Critics’ Choice awards, given by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, are considered an accurate barometer of Oscar tastes: The Shape of Water took four awards here last year, when 17 out of 19 common categories had the same winner. It comes after last week’s somewhat
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Breakout Constance Wu in Talks for Rom-Com at Screen Gems

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Breakout Constance Wu in Talks for Rom-Com at Screen Gems
Constance Wu, the star of “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” will be looking for love in yet another romantic comedy.

Wu is in talks to star in an untitled romantic comedy from Screen Gems, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Savion Einstein (the upcoming “The Longest Birthday”) wrote the screenplay, and Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman are producing. Kimmy Gatewood, who stars as a wrestler on the Netflix show “Glow,” is in talks to make her directorial feature debut on the film. She’s previously directed a handful of shorts and several episodes of the 2016 show “Junketeers.”
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Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock & Laura Linney Set For Sally Potter Pic; HanWay & Bleecker Street Aboard

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Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock & Laura Linney Set For Sally Potter Pic; HanWay & Bleecker Street Aboard
Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock and Laura Linney lead an impressive cast for The Party and Orlando writer-director Sally Potter’s latest film. Production is underway in Spain on the untitled feature, which is being repped worldwide by HanWay and Bleecker Street.

The pic will chart a wild day in the life of a man on the edge, held together by the unconditional love of his daughter. It will also shoot on location in New York in January.

HanWay Films will handle the international sales and distribution and will commence sales at the upcoming European Film Market. Bleecker Street will distribute the film in the U.S. Potter’s long-time producing partner Christopher Sheppard is making the film through banner Adventure Pictures.

The film was co-developed by BBC Films and the BFI and is funded by HanWay Films, Bleecker Street, Ingenious Media, BBC Films, the BFI, Chimney
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Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama "Conway" at NBC

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Vin Diesel To Produce Cop Drama
NBC has put in development Conway, a crime drama about a brilliant detective from Vin Diesel, his One Race TV and Universal Television, where Diesel and One Race TV are under a deal.

Written by Jonny Umansky, Conway centers around St. Louis detective Cal Conway, who finds his world turned upside down when he wakes up from a coma with exceptional cognitive abilities. Returning to the force, he sets out to solve the city’s most complex cases but the discovery of a lethal side effect makes Cal wonder whether his new abilities are more of a blessing or a curse.

The series is inspired by a real world condition, affecting just 50 people around the world, who have survived traumatic brain injuries. In these rare instances, the brain responds to trauma in spectacular ways, resulting in individuals suddenly possessing extraordinary new genius-level talents and cognitive abilities.

Umansky executive produces with
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‘Black Panther’s’ Danai Gurira Reflects on Her Red Carpet Fashion Choices

‘Black Panther’s’ Danai Gurira Reflects on Her Red Carpet Fashion Choices
When it comes to style, “Black Panther” star Danai Gurira is constantly learning. “This is a whole other art form,” says Gurira, who donned a tribal-inspired uniform, head tattoo and red lipstick as head bodyguard, Okoye. “Okoye had a strength and femininity and a pride — pride in her people and her culture. … She was so great to play because she was many things a woman can be — without apology.”

2015

Gurira joined AMC’s hit horror

series “The Walking Dead” in season three, and for the sixth season fan premiere at Madison Square Garden, the actors took their outfits up a notch. “The boys were all going to wear tuxes so we girls were stepping it up also,”

says Gurira, who chose this “fun and fitting” full-skirted Oscar de

la Renta look with longtime stylist Thomas Carter Phillips. “I loved this dress. It just worked.” Recalling how she had a blast,
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Sophia Bush Says She Quit ‘Chicago Pd’ Due to ‘Abusive Behavior,’ ‘Intolerable’ On-Set Conditions

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Sophia Bush Says She Quit ‘Chicago Pd’ Due to ‘Abusive Behavior,’ ‘Intolerable’ On-Set Conditions
Sophia Bush has been fairly tight-lipped about her reasons for leaving “Chicago P.D.” at the end of Season 4. But on Monday, the actress who played Det. Erin Lindsay on the Dick Wolf NBC series since the drama’s premiere in 2014, finally revealed details of the on-set conditions and “consistent onslaught barrage of abusive behavior” that led to her 2017 exit.

“I programmed myself to tolerate the intolerable,” Bush told Dax Shepard on his podcast, “Armchair Expert.” “And part of the big break for me in saying, ‘No. I don’t necessarily know what it is, but I know that what’s happening is not good for me and everything has to change.’ That was a big cutoff point when I quit my job.”

“It has to stop, everything stops,” she continued. “I quit because what I’ve learned, I’ve been so programmed to be a good girl and to
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Will ‘The Walking Dead’ Alum Steven Yeun Help Land South Korea’s First Oscar Nod for ‘Burning’?

Will ‘The Walking Dead’ Alum Steven Yeun Help Land South Korea’s First Oscar Nod for ‘Burning’?
This story first appeared in the Foreign Language issue of TheWrap magazine.

It doesn’t seem right that South Korea has never been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but director Lee Chang-dong and actor Steven Yeun are not the types to raise a fuss about it. “I’m not sure how interested Academy members are in Korean film at this point, but I also think it isn’t too far out of their view,” Lee said mildly, despite the fact that his slowly simmering drama “Burning” is trying to end that streak of futility. “With everything, the most difficult part is opening the first door.”

Yeun, who’s watched his country of birth get shut out from the vantage point of the U.S., where he’s lived since the age of 4, added, “I don’t know why Korea hasn’t been nominated. I don’t know
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Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ Tops Sight & Sound Poll

Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ Tops Sight & Sound Poll
Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” has been named film of the year by the British Film Institute’s Sight & Sound magazine after it topped a poll of more than 160 critics, festival programmers and academics from around the world.

The film, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has become an awards frontrunner after topping a number of recent critics’ polls. It was named best film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., the New York Film Critics Circle and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Assn. It also was nominated in the director, screenplay and foreign-language film categories at the Golden Globes.

Sight & Sound’s editor, Nick James, said: “Its very success as an instant classic of substance, a film praised beyond all others for wowing audiences of all kinds, is thrilling when you consider it’s a subtitled, black and white tale of a Mixteco maid
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Do the Oscars Have an Asia Problem in the Foreign Language Film Race?

Do the Oscars Have an Asia Problem in the Foreign Language Film Race?
A version of this story first appeared in the Foreign Language issue of TheWrap magazine.

South Korea has never received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language film and never even been shortlisted in the category, despite 29 previous entries and an abundance of world-class filmmakers. The country, which is in the race this year with Lee Chang-dong’s acclaimed “Burning,” is one of the more striking examples of a country whose filmmakers have been unable to land an Oscar nomination despite sustained critical praise.

But it is far from the only country in that boat. And the further east you go, the more the Academy’s foreign-language voters seem to have difficulty with foreign cinema.

Over the last 20 years, more than half the nominations that have gone to countries in Asia have been for Middle Eastern countries like Iran, Israel and Palestine. If you focus on East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia,
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Netflix’s ‘The Kissing Booth’ and ‘To All the Boys I Loved Before’ Rewatched by Nearly Half of Viewers

Netflix’s ‘The Kissing Booth’ and ‘To All the Boys I Loved Before’ Rewatched by Nearly Half of Viewers
We’re guessing a lot of tweens have a thing for Noah Centineo and Joel Courtney.

Netflix released a report of the 2018 original Netflix films that were the most rewatched by their viewers on Tuesday, and the streamer says nearly half of all the people who watched the teen romances “The Kissing Booth” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” ended up rewatching the films.

The music biopic “Roxanne Roxanne” rounded out the top three of the most rewatched films of 2018, which they referred to as “The Movies We Fell in Love With This Year.”

Also Read: 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Sequel Will Be First Film in Paramount-Netflix Deal

Netflix made clear that this data doesn’t represent the overall viewing numbers of any of these films, but that these films released between Jan. 1 and Nov. 28 had the highest rewatch rate based on global Netflix viewing.
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See Brandi Carlile’s Intense ‘Party of One’ Video Starring Elisabeth Moss

See Brandi Carlile’s Intense ‘Party of One’ Video Starring Elisabeth Moss
Brandi Carlile remembers exactly where she was when she came up with “Party of One.”

“I was drunk. I was listening to [Joni Mitchell’s] Blue in the hayloft of my barn, and I was feeling an insane amount of pressure to make my domestic life work, more pressure than a straight person,” the singer, who earned six Grammy nominations last week, tells Rolling Stone Country.

Carlile has just released a music video, starring Elisabeth Moss, for “Party of One,” the concluding statement on the singer’s 2018 album By the Way,
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What’s Next for Maria Butina?

Jailed Russian national Maria Butina has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to violate a prohibition on undeclared foreign agents, ABC and the Daily Beast report.

In a version of the plea document to be filed with the court, Butina reportedly will admit that she “sought to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics.” Butina will also reportedly cooperate with prosecutors in ongoing investigations.

The details of the plea deal are yet sketchy. According to ABC,
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For Artisans Behind Stop-Motion Features, It’s a Small World After All

For Artisans Behind Stop-Motion Features, It’s a Small World After All
The earworm song “It’s a Small World” may be a Disneyland staple, but stop motion moviemaking gives other meanings to the phrase. That’s not just a description of the doll-sized cavemen that stomp through “Early Man” by Aardman Animation’s Nick Park, or the miniature canines populating Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” — when you look at the select cadre of people who make stop-motion puppets seem alive, you realize that yes, it’s a small world indeed.

“There are very few people who do this,” says Tristan Oliver, who photographed Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” as well as Laika’s “ParaNorman” and Aardman’s “Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit.” “Our paths cross a lot. So we can bypass lots of explanation, which is a great advantage. When someone comes in who doesn’t quite understand the technique there’s a
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Why Sony Is Launching a Hi-Res Streaming Service in Japan

Music streaming is coming up on its next frontier: audio quality. On Monday, that future loomed a bit closer when Sony Music Entertainment Japan and Rhapsody International announced, in partnership, a new service called Mora Qualitas, which will be Japan’s first on-demand high-resolution music streaming service.

Sony Music Entertainment Japan — which is under the Sony Corporation umbrella but operates independently from the U.S.-based Sony Music Entertainment — will offer subscriptions to Mora Qualitas for 1,980 Yen ($17.50) a month starting in early 2019 as a streaming component to its existing high-res music download store called Mora.
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Max Martin Musical and ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ Stage Musical in the Works

Producers Tim Headington and Theresa Steele Page have teamed up to open Ley Line Entertainment, a content development, production and financing company with projects spanning film, TV and stage.

Among the first projects are two stage productions: a musical based on the chart-topping catalog of Swedish hit-maker Max Martin that’s bound for London’s West End in November 2019. Martin first rose to prominence in the late 1990s with songs for Britney Spears (“…Baby One More Time”), The Backstreet Boys (“I Want It That Way”) and Bon Jovi (“It’s My Life”).

Headington and Page are also working on a stage musical based on Brian Selznick’s illustrated children’s novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” which was previously adapted into the 2011 Martin Scorsese film “Hugo” (which Headington produced).

Selznick is writing the libretto, though no composer is yet attached.

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