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MPTF’s ‘Night Before’ Hosts Oscar Nominees Cate Blanchett, Austin Butler, Angela Bassett and Colin Farrell

Saturday, aka the night before the Oscars, proved to be a starry night on the Fox lot. The Motion Picture & Television Fund mounted its annual “Night Before” party, and the 21st annual fundraiser was typically teeming with Oscar winners and nominees, filmmakers, executives and entertainment industry insiders. The results are cause for celebration as […]

From Timothée Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya to Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto, a Field Guide to Awards Season BFFs

Jean Dujardin and George Clooney The two best actor nominees — Clooney for The Descendants and Dujardin (who went on to win) for The Artist — became fast friends on the awards circuit, which included cozying up at the 2012 Oscar Nominees Luncheon. They would go on to work together on 2014’s The Monuments Men, […]

MPTF’s “Night Before” Party Sets Co-Chairs George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Angela Bassett

It’s nearly the night before the Academy Awards. That means the Motion Picture & Television Fund is finalizing details for the 21st annual “Night Before” fundraiser that will be held on the Fox lot on March 11, the evening before the Oscars. Angela Bassett, Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Christopher Nolan and producing partner wife Emma […]

‘Dexter,’ ‘Billions’ Spinoffs in the Works as Showtime Doubles Down on Franchise Plan

Chris McCarthy, the Paramount Global exec who was handed oversight of Showtime last year, is doubling down on his franchise plans for the premium cable network. The exec who is credited with growing Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone franchise for the streamer is expanding two of Showtime’s prized dramas — Dexter and Billions — with multiple offshoots […]

Hector Ramirez, Cameraman With 20 Primetime Emmys, Dies at 78

Hector Ramirez, a camera operator with 20 Primetime Emmy Awards who spent more than a decade on Dancing With the Stars and worked on the Oscars and the Grammys, Elvis Presley and David Copperfield specials and Frank Sinatra, Sting and Cher concerts, has died. He was 78. Ramirez died Wednesday in his home in Granada […]

Barbara Walters, Trailblazing Broadcast Journalist, Dies at 93

Barbara Walters, the glass ceiling-shattering newswoman whose intimate television interviews with celebrities and world figures blended show business and journalism and induced many a tear, has died. She was 93. Walters, the first female co-host of the Today show, the first evening news anchorwoman in broadcast history and a co-creator and co-host of The View, died […]

George Clooney, U2, Gladys Knight Feted at Kennedy Center Honors

A heartfelt Patti LaBelle praised her lifelong friend Gladys Knight. Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow gave thanks and a heartfelt rendition of “Baby Baby” to her fellow singer Amy Grant during Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors. Knight, Clooney and Grant were all honored at the John […]

Guillermo del Toro to be Honored at MoMA’s Film Benefit

Guillermo del Toro has a date with New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The Pinocchio auteur will be honored at the museum’s Film Benefit, presented by Chanel, on Dec. 8. It’s an institution he knows well. Del Toro’s work has appeared in several MoMA exhibitions, first in 1994 when his first film, Cronos, was selected […]

George Clooney’s ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ Getting TV Treatment at AMC

Good Night, and Good Luck is getting the TV treatment at AMC. George Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov brought the project to the basic cable network for development. Under AMC’s script-to-series development model, a writers room has been opened to develop a serialized version of the movie that was co-written by Clooney […]

Box Office: ‘Black Adam’ Leads So-So Halloween Weekend With $27.7M

DC and Warner Bros.’ Black Adam had no trouble topping the Halloween weekend box office, although the superhero pic dropped more than expected considering it had little competition. The film earned an estimated $27.7 million from 4,402 theaters in its second outing. That’s a drop of 59 percent, one of the bigger declines for a […]

Before They Were Stars: A-Listers Who Survived Their Horror-Movie Past

Everyone has to start somewhere, and taking a look at the early film roles of now-esteemed Hollywood A-listers is a great way to prove it. In addition to delivering thrills, chills and excitement, revisiting low-budget horror flicks provides a window into the often-forgotten turns that gave some future stars a chance to cut their teeth. […]

Box Office: ‘Black Adam’ Blazes With $67M Opening, ‘Ticket to Paradise’ Flies to $16.3M

Phew. Thanks to a pair of movies featuring some of the world’s biggest movie stars, the domestic box office came alive after a tough fall. DC and Warner Bros.’ superhero pic Black Adam flew to the top of the weekend chart with a promising $67 million to mark the biggest domestic opening of Dwayne Johnson’s […]