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Lulu Wang (The Farewell)
Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
Schmidt & Abrantes (Diamantino)
Wanuri Kahiu (Rafiki)
Jia Zhang-ke (Ash is Purest White)

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Lots of stories to catch up on...

Boy Culture on Faye Dunaway's Gucci ad
The Guardian -Margot Robbie has joined Fox News sexual abuse scandal movie which already features Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson and Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly. Talk about star power in one film
/Film -The more Tom Cruise runs in his movies, the better they perform at the box office. No, really
THR -Mary Carlisle, who had been the oldest living screen star, has died at age 104.

More after the jump including Fan Bingbing rumors, Greta Garbo, Linda Hamilton's return, and Julia Roberts as an audience member...

South China Morning Post -Fan Bingbing has disappeared from Social Media. Rumors abound that she's under an alleged travel ban from the Chinese government
Heroic Hollywood -Did you hear that Linda Hamilton is returning for another Terminator movie? We wish they'd quit making these but on the other hand: Linda Hamilton! Plus Gabriel Luna (♥︎) as a terminator. The first image features three female characters
Towleroad Zombie Boy, the famous skeletal-tattooed model (featured in Lady Gaga's "Born This way" video) is dead of suicide at 32
Gr8er Days -Alan Alda has announced he has Parkinson's disease
ABC News -Jennifer Lopez to receive this year's MTV Video Vanguard Award
MovieMaker Magazine - Appreciated Greta Garbo's star turn in Queen Christina

Variety -Mark Rylance and Andre Holland in Othello, reviewed
Theater Mania -Julia Roberts attended Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway
• Playbill -Tony winner and Oscar nominee Rosemary Harris is taking over Diana Rigg's part in Broadway's My Fair Lady revival so here's a look back at her stage career.
The Broadway Blog -an interview with Jason Tam (A Chorus Line's Paul) on his career and the buzzy Off Broadway musical "Be More Chill"

The New Yorker -greeting cards for these trying times
The New Yorker - a story about "Sentient Coffee" LOLZ
The Onion - "Ivanka Trump Distraught After Learning Detained Migrant Children Completely Without Sewing Machines" 


Finally, it's just 71 days until Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs debuts. The series is about 8 different people who believe they might be a descendant from the Russian royal family. Like Sense8, it shot its storylines all over the world so it's probably an expensive beast that will need to do well to survive. To say we're excited is to be putting it mildly. Weiner created the greatest TV show ever (Mad Men) and also had a hand in writing and producing The Sopranos, so the track record is, uh, pretty good.

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Reader Comments (7)

Remember when Nicole and Charlize were supposed to team-up for the Danish Girl?

I want to see them on screen so badly, but I won't get my hopes up...

August 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Mad Men is the Second or third greatest show ever.

The Wire os the greatest show off ALL times.

August 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Oh my God that cast. Please please please be good.

August 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

Robbie, Kidman, and Theron in one film? Damn! I am so there. I'm glad that Theron and Kidman didn't wind up doing The Danish Girl, even though it did earn Vikander an Oscar--it was a REALLY underwhelming film.

And I'm so happy that Hamilton is returning to film! But then I read that it's yet another Terminator film, and I groaned a bit. She was iconic in T2, though.

August 3, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJJM

In the Andre Holland/ Mark Rylance "Othello", Desdemona is played by Jessica Warbeck, daughter of composer Stephen Warbeck, Oscar winner for the score of "Shakespeare in Love".

August 3, 2018 | Unregistered Commenteradri

My excitement for the Ailes project with all those stars dipped once I read Jay Roach was directing. Really tired of very important topics/films being handed to journeyman filmmakers. Can't we get an auteur on it?

August 4, 2018 | Unregistered Commentertonytr

Too 5 Jennifer Lopez performances and songs?

August 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBhuray

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