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Who is the purr-fectly sultry Kitty on ‘The Masked Singer’? We examine the clues

Who is the purr-fectly sultry Kitty on ‘The Masked Singer’? We examine the clues
It felt like the fan favorite of episode 4 on “The Masked Singer” was that tall colorful Kitty. She definitely added a purr-fectly sultry air to the show while belting out Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman,” and the crowd jumped to their feet and looked joyful. But, those clues were a head banger.

SEEWho’s the ‘ribbiting’ Frog on ‘The Masked Singer’? We examine the clues

This little kitty voiced a fondness for the peculiar and says she feels comfy “among the weird.” She also said something about a transformation and voiced how people don’t think of her as the “person she’s become” but rather as the “person she once was.” She was poised, had great stage presence and she really wails on the high notes.

But who is she? In her clue segment she was shown in a theater and there was a clip of her fighting pirates.
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Oscars 2020 Party Report: Stars Gather for Pre-Oscar Party Fun (Photos)

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Oscars 2020 Party Report: Stars Gather for Pre-Oscar Party Fun (Photos)
The pre-Oscar party circuit started rolling on Tuesday and culminated with the Saturday, Feb. 8, annual behemoth known as the Mptf “Night Before” party, where A-list stars gathered at Fox Studios to give back to their own, raising over $5.4 million to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund. From Leonardo DiCaprio, Mahershala Ali and Nicolas Cage to Viola Davis and Brie Larsen (to name a few), Oscar winners were everywhere.

Amanda Shires, Stephanie Schriock, Amber Tamblyn and Eva Longoria at Emily’s List panel and brunch. Photo credit: Getty Images

The week was filled with female-centric events, including the week’s first, as the Emily’s List panel and brunch descended on the Four Seasons Hotel on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to advocate for abortion rights and electing more women into public office. Leading the charge were (pictured) Amanda Shires, who wore her opinions on her jacket, along with the org’s president Stephanie Schriock,
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‘Cinderella’: Missy Elliott, Minnie Driver, John Mulaney, James Corden & Romesh Ranganathan Join Camila Cabello Pic

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Exclusive: With cameras set to roll on Thursday, Sony is rounding out the cast for Kay Cannon’s new telling of Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello.

Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Minnie Driver is set to play Queen Beatrice, with Grammy-Award winning musician Missy Elliott in talks to play the role of the Town Crier.

Meanwhile, the mice/footmen will be played by award-winning comedians John Mulaney, Romesh Ranganathan, and James Corden, the latter producing the film through his Fullwell73 banner with Leo Pearlman.

They all join Pierce Brosnan, Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Nicholas Galitzine, Maddie Baillio and Charlotte Spencer. Sony will open the pic on Feb. 5, 2021. The film is a musical comedy that re-imagines the traditional Cinderella story in which our heroine is an ambitious young woman whose dreams are bigger than the world will allow.

Jonathan Kadin and Shannon McIntosh are producing. Louise Rosner serves as executive producer.
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TV News Roundup: National Geographic Releases ‘Genius: Aretha’ Teaser, Starring Cynthia Erivo

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In today’s TV news roundup, National Geographic released a teaser for “Genius: Aretha” and Quibi released a teaser for “Most Dangerous Game” starring Liam Hemsworth.

First Looks

National Geographic unveiled a teaser for “Genius: Aretha” that will also air during the Oscars on Sunday. The eight-part series will premiere on May 25 at 9 p.m. and air over four consecutive nights. The series explores Aretha Franklin’s musical career and the impact she has had on music and culture around the world. The cast includes Cynthia Erivo as Franklin, Courtney B. Vance, David Cross, Malcom Barett, Pualetta Washington, Patricia Covington, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Steven Norfleet, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Omar J. Dorsey, Marque Richardson and Shaian Jordan.

Quibi released a teaser for “Most Dangerous Game” starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz. The action-thriller follows Dodge Maynard (Hemsworth) who accepts an offer to participate in a deadly game in order to take
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Minnie Driver Re-Ups Pod Deal With 20th Century Fox TV; Sets Dramedy At FX

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Minnie Driver Re-Ups Pod Deal With 20th Century Fox TV; Sets Dramedy At FX
Exclusive: Former Speechless star Minnie Driver has extended the pod deal for her Huge Fan Productions banner at 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind the ABC comedy series. She has set up her first project under the new deal — a dramedy series based on the Texas Monthly article “A Tree is Known by Its Fruit,” which is in development at FX. The project, about a West Texas family who own and run a pecan empire, is a potential starring vehicle for Driver, on which she would also serve as executive producer. Marty Coffou, Huge Fan’s Head of Development and Production would co-executive produce.

This marks Driver’s return to FX where she starred in The Riches. The 2007 series earned her a Golden Globe award.

Huge Fan also has secured the rights to Irish author Maeve Higgins’ bestselling memoir Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else,
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Spotlight: Mark Ruffalo's Charity Work

Mark Ruffalo is a renewable energy advocate and founder of Water Defense. He is also on the Board of Directors for The Solutions Project, which accelerates the transition to 100% clean, renewable energy for all people and purposes.

Mark Ruffalo penned an on-line article outlining his concern about the lack of regulation in natural gas drilling.

Charities & foundations supported

Mark Ruffalo has supported the following charities:

Alzheimer's AssociationGlobal GreenGot Your 6Green Cross InternationalHuman Rights CampaignIndigenous Environmental NetworkPlanned ParenthoodThe Solutions ProjectYears of Living Dangerously Read more about Mark Ruffalo's charity work and events. Related articles Mark Ruffalo Wants Moratorium On Natural Gas DrillingClaire Danes Gives Her Thumb Print To CharityCelebrity Videos Support Human Rights Charity In New YorkKristin Davis And Minnie Driver To Host Celebrity Charity Party For OxfamSAG Foundation Launches Online Celebrity Charity Auction

Are you organizing an event which celebrities will attend? Tell us about it so we can spread the word!
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This Wild Theory About Last Christmas Makes Sense, but We Really Hope It's Not True

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You know how the Wham! holiday song goes, "Last Christmas, I gave you my heart"? Well, sleuths on the Internet are pretty convinced that we'll be getting actual organ donations in the buzzy Emma Thompson-penned holiday rom-com Last Christmas. In it, Emilia Clarke plays Kate, an aspiring London singer who at one point was sick and nearly died. She later meets the generous Tom, portrayed by Crazy Rich Asians' charming Henry Golding. Kate says, in the trailer, that he should get "saint" tattooed on his forehead. But what if he's a literal saint, dead when, well, he gave her his heart?

It's hard not to entertain this idea, no matter how wild it may sound. There are signs of the telltale heart twist. In the trailer, we don't really see Tom interacting with other characters; we only see him doling out his charm to Kate. Perhaps he's a figment
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Stars Discuss Sustainable Goals, Bullying, Poverty and Alzheimer’s at Advocacy Honors

Advocacy Honors honored Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), Wam/Maria Shriver (American journalist), Isha Sesay (CNN) and Rj Mitte (Breaking Bad) at the Fifth Annual Television Industry Advocacy Awards presented by Tcl North America last week at the historic Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

Tony Goldwyn and Minnie Driver

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The event was hosted by Lu Parker and included special guest speaker Rachel Pittman of the United Nations Association and presenters Minnie Driver, Liz Hernandez, Renee Lawless, Jonathan King and Kathy Eldon.

The event honored leaders in the television industry who effectively use their voice for social cause. Opening remarks were presented from Una Executive Director Rachel Pittman and ignited an inspirational evening of conversation about how the television industry can use their collective platform to advocate for awareness and to effect change.

“The Advocacy Awards acknowledge and support industry advocates who are making positive change while galvanizing
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Why Director Taika Waititi Decided to Play Adolf Hitler in ‘Jojo Rabbit’

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Fox Searchlight blackmailed me into doing it,” Taika Waititi told Variety of playing Adolf Hilter in “Jojo Rabbit” at the film’s premiere at American Legion Post 43 on Tuesday night in Hollywood. Staying mum when asked which other actors had been on his wish list to play the role, Waititi explained why he eventually decided to say yes to the part.

“You start [out] thinking of bigger stars to be part of a film like this or to play this imaginary Hitler. But at the end of the day, it came down to the simple fact that if we had done that, that would have overshadowed the heart of the story — which is this beautiful story, this relationship story between these two kids,” he explained. “And if there was a big celebrity then it would have become the ‘so-and-so Hitler film,’ which is not at all what this is.”

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Five Gambling Movies That Were Based on a True Story

Gambling has been around since almost the dawn of time. It’s evolved massively throughout history, especially in recent years. The rise of the internet has made gambling more accessible all over the world, with hundreds of betting sites, online casinos, and poker rooms available on the web nowadays.

It’s only natural that gambling has a special place in the world of popular culture as well. We’ve seen so many books, movies, TV shows, and even advertisements that are somehow related to the topic. Many of them are not exactly realistic and depict a glorified vision of gambling.

Others are based on a true story and are far closer to the real world. Today, we decided to take a look at five excellent gambling movies that are based on a true story. If you like the genre, you will surely enjoy watching these classics.


Most people believe
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Stars Attend 13th Annual Evening Before Benefitting Mptf

Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Saturday, September 21st, where the entertainment industry came together for the 13th annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting Mptf (Motion Picture & Television Fund).

Stars Attend 13th Annual Evening Before Benefitting Mptf

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The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from Mptf’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike.

“Mptf’s Evening Before once again brought our industry together in the spirit of a community that truly takes care of its own. We’re incredibly grateful for the generosity of the corporate sponsors and donors from the television community who came out to support and sustain our mission,
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The FilmQuest Film Festival Has Announced Their 2019 Lineup of Films

If you’re a fan of genre film festivals, FilmQuest is one of them that should be on your radar. They have announced their 2019 lime up of films and there’s a lot of great stuff that I’d love to see!

This year will be FilmQuest’s sixth annual event, and it will kick off September 6th with Epic Pictures’ The Fare. That will be followed by a nine day run showcasing over 190 features and shorts highlighting some of the finest genre film selections in the industry.

Feature film screenings include the Regional Premiere’s of SXSW hits Villains, starring Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Donavan, and Daniel Isn’t Real, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins and Sasha Lane; the World Premiere of Justin Dix’s

Australian WW2 action-horror film Blood Vessel, starring Nathan Phillips and Alyssa Sutherland the USA premiere of the star-studded genre bending
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‘Boomerang’ Promotes Rj Walker and Brittany Inge To Series Regulars

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‘Boomerang’ Promotes Rj Walker and Brittany Inge To Series Regulars
Exclusive: Actors Rj Walker and Brittany Inge have been upped to series regulars on the Lena Waithe and Halle Berry produced romantic dramedy Boomerang on Bet.

Based on the iconic ’90s romantic comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Berry and produced by Paramount Television, Boomerang takes place about 25 years after the events of Marcus Graham’s (who was played by Eddie Murphy in the original feature. It centers on Marcus and Angela Lewis’s (played by Berry in the film) daughter Simone Graham (Tetona Jackson) and Bryson Broyer. The two are making moves as marketing professionals — like their parents. While they attempt to step out of their parents’ shadows, they try to navigate the terrain of relationships with their friends.

Walker plays David Wright, a Wall Street guy turned preacher with a strong moral compass. Fastidious about his looks,
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Spotlight: Minnie Driver's Charity Work

Driver told USA Today, “Life Rolls On is one of my favorite charities. There are only a few things I am actively involved in supporting and Life Rolls On is one of them – mainly because they are the greatest representation of the spark of life we all have inside.”

Charities & foundations supported

Minnie Driver has supported the following charities:

21st Century LeadersACAPClothes Off Our BackCoalition of Skin DiseasesDress for SuccessElizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS FoundationElton John AIDS FoundationFeeding AmericaGlobal FundHope NorthLast Chance for AnimalsLife Rolls On FoundationLos Angeles MissionMake Trade FairMotion Picture and Television Fund FoundationNordoff RobbinsOxfamSickKids FoundationSt. Jude Children's Research HospitalSurfrider FoundationThe Art of ElysiumWhatever It TakesWildAid Read more about Minnie Driver's charity work and events. Related articles Celebrities, Volunteers Step Up To The PlateJohansson, Mirren, Firth and Hounsou Join Oxfam's Global Ambassador TeamMichelle Yeoh Against Illegal Wildlife TradeParis Hilton Enjoys A Night By The OceanStars Design Plates For
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Will & Grace: NBC Sitcom Revival Ending in 2020; No Season 12 (Reactions)

Next year, it will be time to say goodbye to Will & Grace, for the second time. The sitcom originally ran for eight seasons, from 1998 until 2006. In 2017, NBC revived the comedy series for a ninth season and later renewed Will & Grace for seasons 10 and 11. It's now been announced that there won't be a 12th season and the final 18 episodes will air sometime in 2020.

An NBC sitcom, Will & Grace stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes. The comedy centers on a group of best friends — gay lawyer Will Truman (McCormack); interior designer Grace Adler (Messing); socialite Karen Walker (Mullally); and self-absorbed Jack McFarland (Hayes). In season 10, guest stars included Matt Bomer, Minnie Driver, Adam Rippon, David Schwimmer, Alec Baldwin, Chelsea Handler, Jon Cryer,
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Oh, you people! Place “Fleabag” and its star even higher in your Emmy predictions and thank me later!

Oh, you people! Place “Fleabag” and its star even higher in your Emmy predictions and thank me later!
It’s one thing to see celebrity Emmy voters rave about a TV show on social media. It’s all together more important when they reveal that they checked off the series and its leading lady on their nomination ballot as filmmaker Rod Lurie (“The Contender”) did on Monday.

Just filled out my Emmy nomination ballot. @fleabag is absolutely front and center. I do believe the reign of #Veep is over- as is that of the great #JuliaLouiseDreyfus. Nobody will touch the performance or writing of #PhoebeWaller-Bridge. What a show. What a talent.

— Rod Lurie (@RodLurie) June 23, 2019

This week there was also a “Fleabag”-related Democratic debate tweet that MSNBC’s Chris Hayes retweeted:

I'm voting for whichever candidate wears the Fleabag jumpsuit to tonight's debate.

— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) June 27, 2019

Yes, there are lots of photos of female fans wearing the cleavage-baring black jumpsuit that its star and creator,
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Elizabeth Debicki Talks About Being Supported by Other Women in Hollywood

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Elizabeth Debicki Talks About Being Supported by Other Women in Hollywood
Elizabeth Debicki is looking to the future — which makes sense, since she was named Women in Film and Max Mara’s “Face of the Future” for 2019.

“No pressure,” Debicki laughed when Variety asked the actress about the honor on the red carpet. “It means a great deal. I have always deeply respected the work that they do. I think they’ve always been incredibly progressive and really ahead of the curve in terms of pushing for female equality and they’re amazing women. These are really women who are making change in the industry.”

Hosted by Maria Giulia Maramotti, Max Mara Vice President of Us Retail and Global Brand Ambassador, and InStyle Editor-In-Chief Laura Brown, the women of Hollywood gathered at Chateau Marmont on Tuesday night to celebrate the young star and laugh and toast over champagne and sliders. The garden party was a preview of the Women In Film annual gala,
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Netflix hires 'creative architect' for 'The Chronicles Of Narnia' series

Streamer signed multi-year deal with The C S Lewis Company last year to adapt fantasy novels.

Netflix has named Matthew Aldrich, co-writer of Disney-Pixar’s animated hit Coco, to oversee the streamer’s live-action adaptations of C S Lewis’ The Chronicles Of Narnia books.

Aldrich will lead development and creative work and act as what Netflix called “a creative architect” on film and TV projects based on the Narnia tales.

Last October, Netflix signed a multi-year deal with The C S Lewis Company to make film and TV projects based on Lewis’ seven fantasy novels.

The books, about
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Miyazaki Madness! Princess Mononoke Screens This Weekend Midnights at The Tivoli

“Ugh, I smell like a human!”

Princess Mononoke (subtitled) plays midnights this weekend (June 7th and 8th) at the Tivoli (6350 Delmar in St. Louis’ Loop) as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke (1997) is reportedly a delightful anime from the man who has come to define everything that is best about the genre, I’ve never seen it, but Miyazaki always brings in the crowds for the midnight shows so I’m sure it’s a worthy choice. Princess Mononoke was Miyazaki’s calling card to the world outside Japan. The English voice cast boasts Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, Claire Danes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gillan Anderson and Keith David – a considerable volume of talent for an animation back in 1997 (Toy Story was 1995), arguably marking the beginning of another trend – for big names to be heard and not seen. Essentially
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge can’t stop, won’t stop rising in our Emmy odds for ‘Fleabag”s sublime Season 2

Phoebe Waller-Bridge can’t stop, won’t stop rising in our Emmy odds for ‘Fleabag”s sublime Season 2
Our predicted Best Comedy Actress Emmy nominees have been the same six faces for months: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Allison Janney (“Mom”), Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”), Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”) and Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”). But someone looks poised to crash the party soon: Phoebe Waller-Bridge for the second season of “Fleabag.”

Waller-Bridge, who was nominated last year in drama writing for “Killing Eve,” had been chilling in the lower teens of our predictions, mostly because the second season of “Fleabag” hadn’t premiered on Amazon Prime in the U.S. yet. She was in 14th place just three weeks ago on May 6. The expected “Fleabag” nominee this whole time was Olivia Colman, who’s still in sixth place in supporting, because she’s Olivia Colman and had just won an Oscar, along with a possible writing nomination for Waller-Bridge.

See Phoebe Waller-Bridge: Top
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