The hosts at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” regularly do battle with all sorts of A.M. competition. On Thursday, however, co-anchor Mika Brzezinski found herself sparring with a range of rival newscasters in a most unusual way. Brzezinski held forth on Thursday’s “Morning Joe” with an impassioned oration about White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s recent disclosure about
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October 4, 2018 7:28AM PT Alan Alda has been named the 55th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Alda will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The award is
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Harry Lennix, best known as an FBI official on NBC’s “The Blacklist,” is launching the gospel concert movie “Revival! The Experience” into theaters in December, Variety has learned exclusively. The project is described as a musical retelling of the Gospel according to John the Apostle. Gospel star Mali Music wrote the movie, with performers including
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First Look Media’s Topic Studios and Mermade, the new digital-focused division of Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman production company, announced a first-look pact to develop and produce premium short-form content. Topic Studios and Mermade plan to collaborate on scripted and non-scripted series, working with both established and emerging filmmakers and talent. It’s the first
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Sony Music Entertainment has entered into a “worldwide talent development partnership” with producer/DJ Kygo (a.k.a. Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll) and his manager Myles Shear, it was announced Thursday. Under the strategic agreement, Sony Music, Kygo, and Shear are launching Palm Tree Records, a new label imprint focused on identifying and cultivating emerging artistry in dance and electronic
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Twenty-four hours before leaving for a weekend trip to Miami, I went into a panic. I needed new swimsuits. New shorts. New tops. New sandals. I speed-shopped through H&M, Aritzia, and Zara, recklessly swiping my card, as if I were on my own version of Supermarket Sweep. I wasn’t preoccupied by where to go, what
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MADRID — Two of the biggest, and most ambitious players in the Latino TV world, Brazil’s Globo and Spain’s Atresmedia Internacional, have struck a strategic agreement for Atresmedia’s overseas pay TV channel Atreseries to become the first pay TV window for Globo telenovelas, series and mini-series in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. Announced
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October 4, 2018 6:29AM PT Spotify’s founder Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have signaled their intention to sell more shares in the company, according to the Swedish publication Di Digital, citing SEC filings registered Oct. 1 and 2 that were not available digitally at press time. When the most recent sale is completed, the pair
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Joining the ranks of Gucci, Michael Kors, and Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg just became the latest fashion house to announce plans to go fur-free. The brand announced Tuesday that it has partnered with PETA and the Humane Society of the United States in order to put an end to animal exploitation in the fashion
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The esteemed Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto was back in the news over the summer, when the New York Times reported that he was so irked by the song selection at a favorite Manhattan restaurant, he politely wrote to the chef and offered to take charge of the playlist. Something about the story felt typically Sakamoto:
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There is, at most, one beautiful day contained in Korean director Jéro Yun’s “Beautiful Days,” whose ironic title refers to a kind of false nostalgia for a family bliss never experienced by any of its characters. That’s not to say the film is a miserabilist chore exactly, though it very nearly could have been, had
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Hong Kong pop queen Faye Wong, mainland Chinese actress Zhao Wei and Taiwan’s Shu Qi are believed to be among the celebrities from around greater China who are now rushing to ensure their finances are on the right side of the law in the Middle Kingdom. Their haste has been triggered by the recently announced
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Camila Cabello is leading the pack of this year’s MTV European Music Awards nominations, it was announced Thursday. The singer-songwriter snagged six nominations including best song and best video for her chart-topping hit “Havana” featuring Young Thug, as well as best artist alongside Ariana Grande, Drake, Dua Lipa, and Post Malone.  Grande also did well, garnering
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Jero Yun, the Korean filmmaker behind Busan International Film Festival’s opening night film “Beautiful Days,” is a Busan-born filmmaker who has spent more than a decade studying and filmmaking in France. Yun is best-known for his shorts and documentaries about North Koreans in China, including “Promise” (2010), “Looking for North Koreans” (2012) and “Mrs. B., a
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October 4, 2018 1:35AM PT Fall festival favorites including “Manta Ray,” Jinpa,” and “Cities of Last Things” will line up in the main competition of next month’s Tokyo Filmex festival. The event runs Nov. 17-25 at venues in the Hibiya and Yurakucho suburbs of Tokyo. Directed by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng “Manta Ray” recently won the Horizons
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