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Netflix Oscar Eligibility Remains Intact as The Academy Votes Not to Change Key Rule

Earlier this year, Roma was a huge contender and winner at the Oscars. Not only did the film earn a trophy for director Alfonso Cuarón, as well as taking home the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, but it was one of the Best Picture nominees. But that didn’t sit too well with some members of The Academy, because Roma was a Netflix movie, and it barely met the eligibility requirements for being released in theaters to qualify for a potential nomination. There was even some uproar from Steven Spielberg...
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13 poets laureate to receive more than $1 million in grants

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen state and local poets laureate will be receiving grants totaling more than $1 million. The gifts from the Academy of American Poets, announced Wednesday, are for “recognition” of literary excellence and to support civic programs ranging from podcasts to community-based workshops. The $1,050,000 in funding was made possible by the […]
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‘War of the Roses’ author Warren Adler dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel “The War of the Roses,” a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died. He was 91. Adler died at his Manhattan home on April 15. The Washington Post reports that his son […]
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Man or cyborg? ‘Jeopardy!’ champ passes $1 million mark

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect “Jeopardy!” contestant. It sometimes seems that way, given how he’s made a level of excellence rarely seen on the television quiz show appear almost mundane. On his 14th appearance Tuesday, Hozhauer eclipsed the $1 […]
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Wednesday, April 24 Filming Locations for Mr. Robot, The Duece, & more in NYC

Here’s a look at various filming locations for April 23, 2019: Filming in New York TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC TV Series: The Duece Stars: James Franco Location: 9th Ave and 45th St. NYC Credit: @Tammy05242 Movie: Gemini Man Stars: Will Smith Location: Hempstead House in Sands Point Preserve […] The post Wednesday, April 24 Filming Locations for Mr. Robot, The Duece, & more in NYC appeared first on On Location Vacations.
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Garner graces cover of People’s annual ‘Beautiful Issue’

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Garner graces the front of this year’s “Beautiful Issue” of People magazine with a cover story that cheers the way she balances Hollywood, business and motherhood. The magazine revealed the cover Tuesday of the annual issue that hits newsstands Friday. On the cover, the Texas-born, West Virginia-raised Garner, 47, is […]
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Mueller report release not exactly appointment viewing

NEW YORK (AP) — Given all the attention it has received for the past two years, the actual release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report wasn’t exactly appointment television viewing. The Nielsen company said that the ABC, CBS and NBC broadcast networks and the cable’s CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC collectively averaged 12.7 million […]
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Kardashian clan member Scott Disick gets his own show in E!

NEW YORK (AP) — The “lord,” as in Scott Disick, is spinning off and flipping out of the Kardashian family bubble with his own E! show. The father of Kourtney Kardashian’s three children and a frequent face on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” has been greenlighted to star in “Flip It like Disick,” which will […]
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Diddy opens up about the death of soul mate Kim Porter

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs has opened up about life after the sudden death of his soul mate, former girlfriend Kim Porter. The music mogul posed with his six children on the cover of Essence magazine’s 49th anniversary May issue. In excerpts posted online, Combs offered his gratitude for the outpouring of love […]
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‘Sadie’ Director Megan Griffiths Tells Us How to Get People to Care About Your Indie Film

Getting a film made is one of the most challenging experiences anyone can go through. From writing the script, to securing the financing, to picking a crew, to casting the film, to finally shooting and editing it, filmmaking requires a huge diversity of technical and creative skills. But in today’s media-saturated world, it’s arguably just as hard to convince people to care about your small indie film. If you have a tiny movie, how do you get it out there? What strategy do you use? What element...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Drama, Features, Independent, Interviews, Megan Griffiths, Sadie


Fox News to host town hall meeting with Pete Buttigieg

NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to agree to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel. The May 19 event will be broadcast live from Claremont, New Hampshire. Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace will moderate. Buttigieg is a Rhodes Scholar and openly gay Afghanistan […]
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Paul Simon to donate festival proceeds to environmental orgs

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon is donating all net proceeds from his 2019 Outside Lands Festival performance to two environmental organizations. Simon announced Tuesday that his Aug. 11 performance will benefit the San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest. The Outside Lands Festival will take place Aug. 9-11 at San Francisco’s […]
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Minneapolis, Chicago and Philadelphia are the Most Affordable Sustainable Cities

Redfin Used New “Sustainability Score” to Rate the 50 Biggest U.S. Cities by a Combination of Walkability, Bikeability and Access to Public Transit and Parks Dense Housing is Green Housing, According to Redfin Chief Economist’s Analysis of Commute Times for Affordable Homes Seattle, WA – April 22, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) Minneapolis, Chicago and Philadelphia are the most affordable sustainable cities, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the tech-powered real estate brokerage. ...
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Florida’s Housing Market: Pending Sales, Median Prices Up in March 2019

Orlando, FL – April 22, 2019 (PRNewswire) Florida’s housing market reported more pending sales, higher median prices and increased inventory (active listings) in March compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 25,013 last month, about the same level as March 2018. “Along with low mortgage rates, the pressure on home prices is easing due to increased inventory, which is a positive trend for...
Tags: Real Estate News, Florida, March, Real Estate


Tuesday, April 23 Filming Locations in NYC for Gemini Man, Younger, The Blacklist, & more!

Here’s a look at various filming locations for April 23, 2019: Filming in New York TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC Movie: Hustlers Stars: Jennifer Lopez Location: 55th St and 1st Ave, NYC TV Series: The Duece Stars: James Franco Location: 32nd St and 5th Ave, NYC Credit: @eanubis89, @julianaktaylor […] The post Tuesday, April 23 Filming Locations in NYC for Gemini Man, Younger, The Blacklist, & more! appeared first on On Location Vacations.
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‘Today’ co-anchor Jenna Bush Hager expecting 3rd child

NEW YORK (AP) — “Today” show co-anchor Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant with her third child. The 37-year-old journalist shared the news with colleagues during Monday morning’s show. The announcement comes less than a week after her co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, announced she had adopted her second child. She joined the fourth hour of the “Today” […]
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Henry Winkler has 3-book deal for new middle-grade series

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world take on fame and show business. The 73-year-old actor known for “Happy Days” and “Barry” has a three-book deal with Abrams Children’s Books for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen sensation. The series is called “Alien […]
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Monday, April 22 Filming Locations in NYC for Younger, Mr Robot, & more!

Here’s a look at various filming locations for April 22, 2019: Filming in New York TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC Movie: Hustlers Stars: Jennifer Lopez Location: 55th St and 1st Ave, NYC TV Series: City on a Hill Stars: Kevin Bacon Location: Spring St and W Broadway, […] The post Monday, April 22 Filming Locations in NYC for Younger, Mr Robot, & more! appeared first on On Location Vacations.
Tags: New York, Movies, Broadway, Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Bacon, Mariska Hargitay, Daily Filming Locations, Chelsea Piers NYC Movie


John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ hospitalized with stroke

NEW YORK (AP) — “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available. In a statement released Saturday, Singleton’s family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker was in ICU and “under great medical care.” “On Wednesday, April […]
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Actress Anjelica Huston supports banning fur sales in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Anjelica Huston is supporting efforts to outlaw fur sales in the fashion mecca of New York. Huston says in an opinion piece in the Daily News that she used to think fur was a symbol of “glamour and affluence” but now she’s ashamed of having supported the fur trade years […]
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Rep: Adele, Simon Konecki have separated

NEW YORK (AP) — Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press. “Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Nation, Simon Konecki, Benny Tarantini, Carl Fysh, Adele Simon Konecki, Associated Press Adele


‘When They See Us’ Trailer: Ava DuVernay Gives a Powerful New Perspective to the Central Park Five Case

With her latest powerful project under Netflix, Ava DuVernay seeks to give the four teenagers who were falsely accused and convicted of rape in the Central Park Five case, a voice. Netflix has released an official When They See Us trailer packed with its star-studded cast, and a more in-depth examination of the injustices that took place in 1989. Watch the new When They See Us trailer below. When They See Us Trailer Following the stirring teaser trailer released last month, Netflix pull...
Tags: New York, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Ava Duvernay, True Story, Harlem, Central Park Five, DuVernay, TV Trailer, Michael K Williams Vera Farmiga John Leguizamo, When They See Us, Central Park Five Case, Attica Locke Robin Swicord, Korey Wise Beginning, Netflix Ava DuVernay


Michelle Williams, Phil Elverum split after wedding in July

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum have separated less than a year after marrying. A person close to the couple who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to comment on the matter confirmed the split Friday. It was first reported by People magazine. The 38-year-old Oscar-nominated actress and the 40-year-old musician were […]
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Cardi B rejects plea deal in strip club melee case

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall. WNBC says the rapper did not speak to journalists before or after her three-minute court appearance on Friday. She is due back in court next month on misdemeanor reckless endangerment and […]
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Bieber, Ariana Grande join Lil Dicky for Earth Day video

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song “Earth” on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande is a […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Bieber, Lil Dicky, Dicky, Justin Bieber Ariana Grande, Bieber Ariana Grande


NYC Ballet must rehire 2 dancers fired over nude photos

NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator has ordered the New York City Ballet to reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts. The arbitrator ruled Friday that the company should not have fired Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catarazo in September. They were named in a lawsuit […]
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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Turns Nick Fury into a Mean New Step-Dad

Peter Parker is dead. After Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man (Tom Holland) went up in dust in the arms of Tony Stark. But somehow, the webslinger returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, coming to theaters this summer. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean Peter Parker is back from the dead, especially since Marvel Studios has gone to great lengths to ensure that no one know when in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline the ...
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When They See Us Trailer: First Look at Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five Series

BEGIN SLIDESHOW When They See Us trailer: First look at Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five series Netflix has released the first trailer for When They See Us, the new mini-series from Academy Award nominee Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five case. Filled with an ensemble cast, heck out the When They See Us trailer in the player below and look for hte series on May 31 on Netflix. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAuto...
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Airbnb eyes commercial buildings in new partnership

Airbnb is working to launch a new hospitality service that will give short-term renters access to spaces in commercial buildings in New York City.
Tags: New York, New York City, Radio, Bill De Blasio, Airbnb, Rentals, Industry News, RXR Realty, Select, News Brief, Home Sharing, Short Term Rentals


Jimmy Page reflects on Led Zeppelin’s legacy and its sound

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Page was a young student, he had already developed such an inseparable relationship with his guitar that school officials would often confiscate it. “It would be given back at the end of the day. And this was quite repetitive,” Page said. That dedication worked out pretty well for Page, […]
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