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Variety Estonia has selected the single parent drama Take It Or Leave It for the Oscars
TFE Our updated Oscar Foreign Submission charts 
• Boy Culture because Madonna is awesome she has released her 2018 Met Gala performance to her fans as a charity fundraiser for her orphans in Malawi. Each $25 will givea child food, schooling, and healthcare for a month


• Uproxx A little info on Mike Moh, who has been cast as Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (for those of you wondering why Bruce Lee is a character in the movie -- he worked with Sharon Tate prior to her murder)
Playbill two time Oscar nominee Janet McTeer talks about playing legendary pre-cinema stage actress Sarah Bernhardt in a new play on Broadway called Bernhardt/Hamlet
Vanity Fair Ruth Wilson requested to leave The Affair but she's not at liberty to say why for some reason
Variety The Alienist has been renewed for a second season, meaning it's no longer a limited series but it gets to keep its limited series Emmy nomination
Gr8er Days we forgot to note last week here at TFE that Charlotte Rae of The Facts of Life fame passed away

And did you see that the cast of Grease (1978) reunited at an Academy event to talk about the movie for its 40th anniversary? (Is this where we mention that the film only got one Oscar nomination, which it lost, for Best Original Song "Hopelessly Devoted to You")  Here's John Travolta and Olivia talking about her being cast in the movie...

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One thing that has always bugged me about The Blues Brothers, is you get these smokin' hot performances by Aretha, James Brown, Ray Charles, etc. (for which we all should be eternally grateful) and then they completely ignore them and ask for their old band members to join them. I always thought it would have made more sense if they had deliberately come to get Aretha, James, Ray,etc., but were turned down with "I can't, but you can have (member of old band) instead". How could someone just sit there watching Aretha doing "Think" and not want HER for their band?

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterken s.

I honestly don't know how The Affair will go on without Ruth Wilson for one more (and final) season.

I strongly recommend her final episode (S4 Ep.9). You don't even have to be a fan of the show to get it. It's about a date that goes wrong, violently wrong. Scariest thing I've seen this year and she shines.

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

@Ken S

That was entirely the joke of the movie.

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

I live here in L A. How do I keep missing events like a "Grease" reunion?!?!?! 4 times in the Theater in Summer '78!!!!! It's... It's... I don't know. what's the word I'm thinking of?!?!?

August 17, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

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