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Can Horror PR Man Josh Raffel Help Jared Kushner ‘Get Out’ of Trouble?

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Josh Raffel’s experience with horror should serve him well as a PR man for Jared Kushner. Back in early April, Kushner surprised Hollywood by hiring Raffel, the former public relations head at horror-film goldmine Blumhouse Pictures, the home of “Get Out,” to join his team at the White House. The job became a little scarier on Friday, when the Washington Post reported that Kushner proposed in December to Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak that they set up a secret backchannel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin. Raffel’s job involves the Office of American Innovation, which Kushner has »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘Churchill’ Review: WWII Drama Shows Legendary Leader Gripped by Fear

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The wartime bio-drama “Churchill” ends with a sentence stating that its subject, two-time British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, is usually considered “the greatest Briton of all time.” If you knew nothing of that small island’s looming lion of politics and war morale, however, you might be shocked at that assessment after watching “Churchill,” which stars Brian Cox in the title role. That’s because this snapshot of the man in the days before D-Day mostly portrays him as a doddering, foul-tempered, and fearful leader on the brink of losing it. Director Jonathan Teplitsky (“The Railway Man”) and screenwriter-historian Alex von Tunselmann have. »


- Robert Abele

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Denver Post Fires Writer ‘Uncomfortable’ With Japanese Indy 500 Winner

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The Denver Post has fired writer Terry Frei after he tweeted that he was “very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend.” After Takuma Sato won the Indy 500 on Sunday, writer Frei expressed his discomfort while clarifying that it was “nothing specifically personal.” A huge backlash ensued, as many people took the comment extremely personally. Frei deleted the tweet, apologized and said in a lengthy apology that his father, former University of Oregon coach Gerald L. “Jerry” Frei, had fought against the Japanese in World War II, flying 67 missions in all. Also Read: Frank Deford, »


- Tim Molloy

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Frank Deford, Sportswriter Who Found Human Stories Behind Wins and Loss, Dies at 78

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Frank Deford, the famed Sports Illustrated columnist and NPR commentator who turned stories about sports into stories about humanity, died Monday at age 78. For fifty years, Deford was one of the leading voices of Sports Illustrated and among the most beloved writers in all of sports. He joined NPR’s “Morning Edition” in 1980, retiring earlier this year. He also served served as a correspondent on “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” and received a Peabody Award for his work on the 1999 HBO documentary “Dare to Compete.” “Since 1980, Frank voiced sports commentary for NPR, leaving us 1,656 of his signature insights into the world. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Watch This ‘Jackie’ Actor Deliver JFK’s Lost, Never-Delivered Speech (Video)

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The speech John F. Kennedy was to have given on the night Nov. 22, 1963, is listed in the archives of the JFK Library and Museum as “undelivered”: Kennedy never gave it because he was assassinated that day in Dallas, hours before he was scheduled to speak. Kennedy, who would have turned 100 today, planned to deliver a timeless and still timely message about the importance of “learning and reason,” in leadership — and a hope that Americans will not “listen to nonsense.” Because Kennedy never got to give the speech, Hollywood luminaries enlisted Danish actor Caspar Phillipson, who played Kennedy in last year’s “Jackie, »


- Tim Molloy

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5 JFK Conspiracy Theories on His 100th Birthday (Photos)

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JFK conspiracy theories abound, and JFK’s 100th birthday has done nothing to diminish them. Sadly, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States will always be as remembered for the circumstances of his death as for his life. Here’s what we know: President John Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963. The Warren Commission concluded in their investigation that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin, a ruling that was supported by the FBI, Secret Service and Dallas Police Department. But according to a Gallup poll, 61 percent of Americans believe there’s more to the story. Here are. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Jimmy Kimmel Writer Bess Kalb Mocks ‘Snowflake’ Trump for Blocking Her on Twitter

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Jimmy Kimmel Live” and New Yorker writer Bess Kalb was one of the many who took shots at Donald Trump’s latest tweets. But she was shocked to discover the president of the United States blocked her Twitter account, apparently in response. “”Oh boy, honey. I’ve tried to lay off and let you be president like you said you would, but this is a new kind of simplistic rhetoric,” she said in the tweets that got her blocked. “I know you’re trying to pivot away from how embarrassing the big trip was for all of us to watch (Pushing! »


- Rosemary Rossi

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8 Times Hypocrite Donald Trump Used the Kind of Anonymous Sources He Now Condemns (Photos)

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On Sunday, hypocrite Donald Trump derided the use of anonymous sourcing in news stories. He also said in February that news outlets “shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name.” It’s strange he thinks that, because he’s used a lot of anonymous sources himself. Here are some examples. In one three day period in August 2012, Trump posted three separate tweets citing an anonymous source, as The Daily Beast’s Colin Jones noted. Trump said one of the sources “called my office.” In you didn’t trust the “many people” or the “reliable source” cited in the previous tweets, »


- Tim Molloy

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18 Podcasts to Make Your Memorial Day Road Trip 300 Percent Less Boring, From ‘S-Town’ to ‘Good One’ (Photos)

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Are you listening to “S-Town”? “Reply All”? “Good One”? Some people never listen to podcasts, because they sound complicated. But they aren’t, we promise. As we plot our return trips for Memorial Day, here are some solid podcast recommendations. This American Life One of the things that makes “This American Life” a great gateway to podcasts is that it isn’t a pure podcast, since it started 22 years ago as a public radio show: It has everything you like about radio (plus curse words that aren’t beeped), and you can pause and rewind whenever you want instead of »


- Phil Hornshaw and Tim Molloy

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‘F Is For Family’ Star Bill Burr on Why His Own Family Hasn’t Watched the Show

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Bill Burr would like you to watch Season 2 of his “F Is for Family” next week when it drops Tuesday on Netflix. And while you’re at it, catch up on Season 1 over this long holiday weekend. That goes for you too, Burr family. The stand-up comedian and star and co-creator of the animated family sitcom told TheWrap that his own parents haven’t seen the show yet, simply because they can’t figure out how to use Netflix. He doesn’t think anyone else in his family has seen more than “bits and pieces either.” Also Read: 'F Is for Family »


- Tony Maglio

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Tiger Woods Arrested in Florida on DUI Charges

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Tiger Woods was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Monday morning, police said. The arrest occurred around 7 a.m. on Monday morning in Jupiter, Florida. He was released a few hours later under his own recognizance, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Breaking: Tiger Woods arrested in Jupiter on DUI charge. Story to come. pic.twitter.com/MOlzzCpDXJ – Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) May 29, 2017

Tiger Woods’ mug shot: https://t.co/ZJ2naT5fi1 pic.twitter.com/YY1W412P8d – Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) May 29, 2017

Woods, 41, last competed on the PGA Tour in February. In April, he »


- Jeremy Fuster

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29 Best World War II Movies This Memorial Day (Photos)

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Looking to look back on some history this Memorial Day? Critics and audiences alike didn’t think “Pearl Harbor” did WWII justice, but here are 29 other films that scored a 7/10 rating or higher on IMDb. “Pearl Harbor” (2001). The Michael Bay-directed film starred Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale and follows the story of two best friends as they go off to war. “Saving Private Ryan” (1998). Starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore and Edward Burns, the film follows a group of U.S. soldiers that go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper. “The Thin Red Line” (1998). Terrence Malick‘s adaptation of. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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15 Stars You Probably Didn’t Know Were Muslim (Photos)

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May 26 marked the start of Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, where Muslims around the world are required to fast from sun up to sun down. During Ramadan, Muslims are not only to refrain from food or drink but from any sinful acts. Ready to meet some Muslim celebrities? Here are ten celebrities that are Muslim and may be partaking in Ramadan.   Zayn Malik: The former One Direction star hasn’t been too vocal about his religion. He garnered a worldwide trending topic #respectforZayn when Bill Maher compared him to the Boston Marathon bomber. DJ Khaled: »


- Rasha Ali

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“Pirates of the Caribbean” Sails Stormy Memorial Day Waters to $77 Million

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After wavering in the $75-80 million range, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” looks like it will settle at an estimated $77 million haul for the four-day weekend. That amounts to a 15.5 percent drop from the three-day, $90 million opening for the last “Pirates” movie, “On Stranger Tides.” It also falls short of the $79.8 million four-day total for last year’s No. 1 film, “X-Men: Apocalypse.” It’s another sign that franchise fatigue is taking its toll on this series…but only in America. Also Read: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Review: Johnny Depp Serves. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘Bloodline’ Star Ben Mendelsohn Tells Us Why He Offered to Have His Teeth Pulled for a Role

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Hollywood is full of daring, dedicated actors. None of them have a thing on Ben Mendelsohn. The “Bloodline” star made his way into method-acting lore about five years ago, when the “Place Beyond the Pines” supporting actor reportedly offered to have his teeth pulled for his backwoods role in the film opposite Ryan Gosling. When TheWrap spoke with Mendelsohn about Season 3 of his Netflix series, we also snuck in a question about the legendary story. And, wow. Also Read: 'Bloodline's' Ben Mendelsohn on History of Danny's Cigarette Dangle, Which Rayburn Is the Worst TheWrap: Did you really offer »


- Tony Maglio

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‘The Leftovers': One Last Dance for Ann Dowd and Justin Theroux

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The Leftovers” has never been a show to offer its characters beginnings. Those are hopeful little things, free from the past and typically sparked by closure. The idea itself is laughable for Damon Lindelof and Tom Perotta’s show about the probable end of the world and the 98 percent of the population that did not make it to a better place. But the penultimate episode of the series just aired — “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)” — and a returning character told TheWrap that it’s more a pure beginning than we would suspect. Also Read: 'Leftovers' Star Amy Brenneman. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Where Does Tj Miller’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Exit Leave the Show — and HBO?

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It was a week of peaks and valleys for “Silicon Valley” fans, as HBO announced on Thursday that the show will return for Season 5 but without co-star T.J. Miller, the star behind Erlich Bachman. Can the Emmy-winning series withstand the loss of arguably its biggest name — and where does this leave the network and its comedy prospects? Since its April 2014 launch, Miller has been among the show’s five core cast members, along with Thomas Middleditch (Richard), Martin Starr (Gilfoyle), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh) and Zach Woods (Jared). Although not quite an awards-season player on the level of “Veep,” the series »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Drone Focus Film Festival Flies Into Fargo (Video)

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Move over, Cannes: a first-year film festival in Fargo, North Dakota that is part of an annual drone conference “aims to highlight the possibilities of art from above,” according to the Associated Press. The Drone Focus Film Festival will take place from May 31 through June 1 and all films must be less than five minutes long with 50 percent or more shot using a drone or Uav. Over 600 people are expected to attend. North Dakota has invested $40 million in the unmanned aircraft industry, according to the AP. The film festival attracted 42 entries from 21 countries with categories including narrative, »


- Brian Flood

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Watch Seal Get Swallowed Whole by Giant Shark (Video)

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Sharks don’t usually eat humans, but they do like a tasty seal every now and then, which poses the question: would they eat Seal the singer-songwriter? According to Discovery’s new Shark Week promo, the answer to that would be yes. The creative agency Av Squad did their magic in preparation for Discovery’s Shark Week, which begins Sunday, July 23. They put Grammy-winning singer Seal on a jetty to perform his hit song “Kiss From a Rose.” He’s belting it out and fans are loving it, when out of the water comes the biggest, nastiest looking shark you’ve ever. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Dan Rather Urges Donald Trump to Denounce Muslim Hate Crime in Oregon

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Dan Rather penned an open letter to President Trump on Facebook Sunday, asking him to take notice of the two men who were killed defending a teenage girl in a hijab from a man allegedly spewing hate speech. “Their names were Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best,” Rather wrote. “I wish we would hear you say these names, or even just tweet them. They were brave Americans who died at the hands of someone who, when all the facts are collected, we may have every right to call a terrorist.” Namkai-Meche and Best were stabbed and killed Friday on a. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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