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national film registry adds ‘die hard’, ‘the goonies’, ‘titanic’ & more – full list

with the holidays soon upon us, it’s time for the library of congress’ annual list of the 25 movies it has added to the national film registry. fans of john mcclane, misfit adventures and kate & leo have reason to cheer as die hard, the goonies and titanic are among the titles that have been selected this year for their “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance” to american heritage. spanning the period 1905-2000, the films named to the registry include hollywood…





alabama votes dem doug jones to u.s. senate in stunning upset

for the first time in a quarter of a century, alabama elected a democrat to the u.s. senate. doug jones's stunning come-from-behind win over roy moore puts dems just two seats away from the majority in the u.s. senate in 2018. the vote had been so close, fox news waited to call it with around 90% of the votes in. cnn followed; mbnc held off about 10 minutes. in a head-spinning defeat for president donald trump, voters in the ruby red state voted to end their perfect…





doug jones alabama senate victory wildly celebrated on social media

the upset victory by democrat doug jones over republican roy moore in the alabama senate race drew online huzzahs from a mix of celebrities, politicians and hollywood. president donald trump, who backed moore, was even-handed in his twitter response: congratulations to doug jones on a hard fought victory. the write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. the people of alabama are great, and the republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very…





donald trump tweets grudging congrats to doug jones: “a win is a win”

donald trump tweeted grudging congratulations tuesday night after doug jones became the first democrat to win an alabama seat in the u.s. senate in a quarter of a century. “congratulations to doug jones on a hard fought victory. the write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win,” trump tweeted. “the people of alabama are great, and the republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. it never ends!” he added. in this special…





roy moore will not concede in alabama senate race after doug jones win

roy moore, alabama’s gop candidate for the u.s. senate, declined to concede tuesday night after election results came in showing democrat doug jones had won. moore did not concede even after president donald trump tweeted grudging congrats to jones. hanging on for dear life, moore’s campaign insisted the vote was too close to call, that the state required a recount if the vote was within a half a percentage point, and alabama’s secretary of state and god would have to…





pat dinizio dies: smithereens songwriter-guitarist and soundtrack artist was 62

singer/songwriter pat dinizio, who sold millions of records with his new jersey band, the smithereens, has died. he passed away just days after indicating via facebook that he was looking forward to returning to the road. dinizio was 62 years old and had been recovering from injuries sustained during a fall that he was rehabilitating. his death was announced on the band’s official facebook page. dinizio’s music appeared on numerous film soundtracks, including bull durham…





doug jones victory lap: “this campaign has been about common courtesy and decency”

“i have been waiting all my life and now i just don't know what the hell to say!” an overwhelmed doug jones told his election night party after his stunning come-from-behind win over gop candidate roy moore tuesday night in alabama. “we have shown, not just the state of alabama, but we have shown the country, the way we can be unified,” doug jones said tuesday night in becoming the first democrat elected to the u.s. senate from alabama in a quarter of a century. “at end…





hollywood sexual harassment figures top 2017 google searches; donald trump not in top 10

google released its search data for 2017 and, to no surprise, sexual harassment figures dominated the lists. however, it was a surprise that, of all people, donald trump did not crack the top 10 list of most searched people. from entertainment to fashion designers to cocktails, google released their search data for 2017 categorized by subject. for top 10 people searched, four were accused of sexual harassment and abuse, a hot-button issue that has plagued the year. matt la…





‘lady in the mask’ psychological thriller drama from amblin tv set at the cw

the cw has put in development lady in the mask, a drama from amblin tv and cbs television studios. written by thomas brandon, lady in the mask is a psychological thriller set in a near future where people can back-up their minds like they back-up their computer. it centers on a woman who awakens in the hospital after a suspicious car accident and learns her memory was damaged and restored from a two-year-old "back-up." as she tries to return to her seemingly loving…





richard linklater on why it took 10 years to get his ‘last flag flying’ to the screen – the contenders video

richard linklater’s last film to appear at deadline’s the contenders event was three years ago with boyhood, which was filmed over the course of 12 years and went to be a major player during awards season. he returned last month year for our 7th annual kickoff event at the dga theater, and in front of a packed audience of ampas and key guild members explained why his latest movie actually took almost as long as the shooting of boyhood just to land in front of a camera. as…





lapd opens new roman polanski probe about alleged 1975 assault of 10-year-old

roman polanksi is the target of another los angeles police department investigation, with detectives confirming tuesday they are looking into a woman’s claim that polanski sexually assaulted her during a 1975 photo shoot on an l.a. beach when she was 10. the associated press reported that marianne barnard first told…





jennifer lawrence to star in ‘burial rites’ with ‘call me by your name’ helmer luca guadagnino directing

oscar winner jennifer lawrence is attached to star in and produce 19th century true-crime drama burial rites, which is being directed luca guadagnino, who is a front-runner in the oscar race with his romance-drama call me by your name. allison shearmur and justine ciarrocchi also are producing, while tristar pictures has the worldwide rights to the film that is based on hannah kent's debut novel based on true events, the pic tells the story of agnes magnusdottir…





fox developing soap from ‘no good deed’ writer & chernin entertainment

fox has put in development searching for me, a family soap from writer aimee lagos (no good deed), chernin entertainment and 20th century fox tv. written and executive produced by lagos, searching for me is described as a character-driven soap about a family whose lives are thrown into a tailspin after a deadly accident threatens to expose the family’s deepest and darkest secrets. set against the backdrop of an unraveling murder mystery, this close-knit family, bound by…





disney music exec suspended after child sex abuse charges filed

a disney music executive has been charged with three felony accounts of child sexual abuse. jonathan blake heely, disney’s director of music publishing since 2000, was arraigned december 7 on charges of lewd and lascivious acts involving two children, according to a spokesperson for the los angeles county district attorney’s office. according to the felony complaint, the sexual assaults began, in a case involving one girl, in 2004, when she was 15 years old, and continued…





‘call me by your name’ team on creating intimacy on screen for story of first love – the contenders video

call me by your name has been cleaning up on the awards circuit so far this season, most recently garnering eight nominations from the critics’ choice awards and three from the golden globes — both including best picture. it took awhile to finally get all the parts right to adapt this 2007 book of first love between a young boy of 17 and an older intern staying with his family for the summer at their italian villa, but once luca guadagnino realized he would direct, and a…





‘star wars: the last jedi’ review: about as much fun as you could have at the movies

on top of star wars: the force awakens two years ago, and the side trip last year to the stand-alone rogue one, disney has now more than confirmed the wisdom of rebooting lucasfilm’s crown jewel saga with what just might be the best film in the entire series that started 40 years ago in the mind of george lucasthat first movie, 1977’s star wars, is to date still the only one (and one of the very few science fiction films, period) to have garnered a best picture oscar…





justice department finds ally in battle over at&t time warner: former trump advisor carter page

the justice department has found a new ally in its legal battle to block the proposed merger of at&t and time warner: former trump campaign foreign policy advisor carter page. page, who is not a lawyer, filed a proposed friend-of-the-court brief, arguing that the deal should be blocked because it would concentrate too much power in the hands of “a few large dominant media corporate telecommunications-media conglomerates.” in tuesday’s filing, page argues that big-media…





netflix fires executive for “careless” remarks on danny masterson allegations

a netflix executive who told an alleged danny masterson sexual assault victim that the company did not believe rape accounts about the actor has been fired. andy yeatman, director of global kids content at netflix, was terminated by the company on dec. 11 over the comments, which were reportedly made in early december at a children’s soccer game. a netflix spokesperson confirmed the firing for deadline: "mr. yeatman is no longer employed at netflix." yeatman reportedly…





alabama votes dem doug jones to u.s. senate in stunning upset

for the first time in a quarter of a century, alabamians elected a democrat to the u.s. senate. doug jones's stunning come-from-behind win over roy moore win puts dems just two seats away from the majority in the u.s. senate in 2018. the vote had been so close, fox news waited to call it with around 90% of the votes in, cnn followed; mbnc held off about 10 minutes. in a head-spinning defeat for president donald trump, voters in the ruby red state voted to end their…





screen actors guild awards nominations: how to watch via tv, online

the 24th annual screen actors guild awards nominees will be announced on wednesday at the pacific design center in west hollywood at 10 am et/7 am pacific. actresses olivia munn (x-men: apocalypsethe predator) and niecy nash (claws, the soul man) will announce the nominees after an introduction by sag-aftra president gabrielle carteris. shortly before that announcement, this year’s stunt ensemble action performance nominees will be announced by sag awards committee…