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‘We all are history’: Viola Davis urges graduates to own successes and failures

The actor, who was the keynote speaker at Barnard College’s commencement ceremony, also spoke of her personal historyThe actor Viola Davis urged Barnard College graduates to connect with the past – even if it is painful – at a commencement ceremony Monday night. “History is not the past, it is the present. We carry history with us. We all are history,” Davis said in a keynote address at the women’s college in New York City. Continue reading...
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James Gunn Talks Suicide Squad Sequel, ‘It Just Instantly Started Flowing’

BEGIN SLIDESHOW James Gunn talks Suicide Squad sequel, ‘It just instantly started flowing’ Even though he’s got Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on the horizon, James Gunn is very excited to be working on The Suicide Squad. In an interview with Deadline, the first he’s given since being fired by Disney last summer, Gunn opened up on losing the Guardians franchise before getting hired back by Disney, and what it’s been like working with DC for his upcoming sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad. ...
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Michael Rooker Denies Suicide Squad Casting Report

Michael Rooker denies Suicide Squad casting report Michael Rooker is not going to appear as King Shark (or any other character) in the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel, according to Michael Rooker. The Guardians of the Galaxy actor took to Instagram to post a screencap of last week’s report suggesting he would be in the film, which he replied in the caption “DA………..NOT!!!” He later added in the comments “This is not true news… I am not cast in this movie…….,” seemingly settling all doubt about h...
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Nike's newest spot highlights women's athletics

Nike has another tearjerker on its hands. The latest addition to the brand’s “Just Do It” campaign, the spot, "Dream with Us," focuses on the U.S. women’s national soccer team and launches during Sunday’s NBA playoffs. In it, young female athletes from different sports walk out of locker rooms, and stadium tunnel in support of the soccer team. As the players get to the field, narrator Viola Davis says, “The craziest dream of all is the one that starts a million more.” The spot features pr...
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6 Takeaways From Variety’s 2019 Inclusion Summit

Entertainment execs, writers, and activists gathered at 1 Hotel in West Hollywood Thursday morning to speak about the importance of increasing representation and diversity within the entertainment industry. Throughout back to back panels as part of Variety‘s Inclusion Summit, Hollywood creatives known for their diversity efforts were candid about the obstacles that the entertainment industry […]
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Viola Davis on Why Hollywood Doesn’t Highlight People of Color

Viola Davis knows why executives and casting agents in the upper echelons of Hollywood still refrain from giving projects about people of color the same attention as those toplined by non-POC: “Fear.” Davis and her husband Julius Tennon spoke about the importance of taking a firm stance about fostering inclusive content with those at the […]
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Michael Rooker May Play King Shark in The Suicide Squad

Michael Rooker May Play King Shark in The Suicide Squad Because Yondu got a grand sendoff in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Michael Rooker isn’t likely to be back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. But that’s not going to stop him from joining another cinematic universe. Via The Wrap, Rooker is negotiations to join the cast of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefres...
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‘The Suicide Squad’: Michael Rooker Might Reunite with James Gunn and Play King Shark

Michael Rooker and director James Gunn are frequent collaborators, and it appears the duo is on course for another cinematic reunion. A new report says Rooker is currently in talks to play a character named King Shark in Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad, the sequel to David Ayer’s 2016 film Suicide Squad. Read more about the character below. Rooker, best known for playing the Ravager leader Yondu Udonta in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, has appeared in every one of Gunn’s feature-len...
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Hollywood Heavyweights Seek Ways to Increase Diversity at Variety Inclusion Summit

On May 9, the Variety Inclusion and Diversity Summit will be held at 1 Hotel West Hollywood, shining a light on individuals who seek a revolution within the industry while addressing multiple social topics that continue to dominate national discussion. This year, a multitude of panels will be offered during the event, with various speakers […]
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Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Marlee Matlin to Keynote Variety’s 2019 Inclusion Summit

Viola Davis, Julius Tennon and Marlee Matlin will be some of the keynote speakers at Variety‘s 2019 Inclusion Summit on Thursday. Davis and Tennon, spouses and co-presidents of Juvee Productions, will speak with Variety‘s co-editor in chief, Claudia Eller, about their production company’s mission to push for more inclusive storytelling in TV and film. Matlin, […]
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Viola Davis on her prediabetes diagnosis: 'It’s been very hard for me' (Exclusive)

Viola Davis has chosen to live a life of significance
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Lupita Nyong’o to Star in Universal Sci-Fi Comedy

Lupita Nyong’o to star in Universal Sci-Fi Comedy Lupita Nyong’o will star in Universal Pictures’ upcoming outer space comedy. Deadline reports that the as-yet-untitled film is described as a cross between Miss Congeniality and Men in Black. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag...
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Viola Davis is down to do a Season 6 of 'How To Get Away With Murder'

Viola Davis has been killing it in ABC's "How To Get Away with Murder" for five seasons and she's ready for more.
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Viola Davis on Being Diagnosed With Prediabetes: ‘I Was Shocked’

The actress tells us about life after her diagnosis.
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Suicide Squad Adds Newcomer Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Suicide Squad adds newcomer Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher According to Variety, Portuguese actress-model Daniela Melchior (Valor da Vida) has signed on to join the ensemble cast of director James Gunn’s forthcoming sequel The Suicide Squad. Melchior is set portray the role of Batman villain Ratcatcher, who is reportedly being described as someone connected to Idris Elba’s . She will be joining previously announced cast members John Cena (Bumblebee), David Dastmalchian (...
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‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel Cast Adds Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher

The Suicide Squad sequel cast continues to assemble, and the latest addition is a fresh face indeed. Daniela Melchior, an actress who has primarily worked in Portuguese film and television projects. Melchior would play Ratcatcher, a character who can control rats (didn’t see that coming, did you?). Melchoir joins Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, John Cena, and more in the James Gunn-directed sequel. Variety broke the news about Daniela Melchoir joining the cast of The Suicide Squad, the sequel to ...
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David Dastmalchian to Play Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide Squad

BEGIN SLIDESHOW David Dastmalchian to play Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide Squad David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Dune, Reprisal) is set to play the Polka-Dot Man in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The announcement follows the recent news that John Cena is in negotiations to star in the film. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'g...
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‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel Finds Its Polka-Dot Man in ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘The Dark Knight’ Actor David Dastmalchian

Everyone can relax: James Gunn has found his Polka-Dot Man. Ant-Man and Dark Knight actor David Dastmalchian is joining Gunn’s Suicide Squad sequel cast as the polka-dot costumed villain, one of several new characters joining the squad. Dastmalchian joins returning cast members Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Viola Davis, and new cast additions Idris Elba and John Cena. Sorry to all you Polka-Dot Man hopefuls out there: the role has been filled. THR reports that David Dastmalchian, who had a...
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We went inside a virtual simulation of a black hole, and it was a mind-bending experience

Before he died, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen worked on a simulation machine called the Holodome, which turned his passions into virtual experiences. The commercial version of that machine debuted this week at TED 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. The Holodome features three mind-bending simulations: a climb atop Mount Everest, a peek inside paintings by Monet, and a journey into the center of a black hole. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. The annual TED conference in Vancouver, Canada,...
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John Cena In Talks For The Suicide Squad

BEGIN SLIDESHOW John Cena in talks for The Suicide Squad The time is up for the real bad guys as John Cena’s time is now for The Suicide Squad as the 41-year-old wrestler turned actor has entered negotiations to star in the upcoming DC Extended Universe sequel for Warner Bros, according to Variety. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd...
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Apple hires A&E’s Molly Thompson as its Head of Documentaries

In addition to a growing lineup of scripted fare, documentaries will be another key focus for Apple TV+, the company’s new streaming service set to launch in May. According to a new report today from Variety, Apple has hired A&E’s Molly Thompson as its Head of Documentaries. Thompson’s experience at A&E includes founding its documentary production arm, A&E IndieFilms, back in 2005. While there, several of its films earned Emmy nominations, including “Life, Animated,” “Cartel Land,” “Jesus Camp,”...
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I've Had Enough Of Films About Black Pain & Black Pain Only

What can I tell you about horror films? They make you jump, they’ll stop you from sleeping, and if you’re really lucky, they’ll terrify you so deeply that even the memory of watching the movie will make you twinge with discomfort. Fun, right? Unfortunately, there’s another symptom that has long pervaded the genre until pretty recently – Black people tend not to feature, and if they do, they’ll probably be dead in the first few minutes.It’s a cliché that the Black community has long poked fun at...
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Daily Podcast: How Can The MCU Integrate The X-Men? Rich Moore, Will Ferrell, Netflix, Christopher Nolan, The Suicide Squad & Avengers: Endgame

On the April 9, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Rich Moore, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, Netflix, Marvel, Christopher Nolan , The Suicide Squad , and Avengers: Endgame . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you ...
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First Trailer for 'Emanuel' Doc About the Charleston Church Shooting

"Racism is as American as apple pie. And that's why I don't understand why so many people are shocked." The first official trailer has been unveiled for a powerful documentary titled Emanuel, made by filmmaker Brian Ivie. The doc film profiles the horrible tragedy and aftermath of the shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina back in 2015, when nine innocent people were murdered by a white supremacist. Producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon explain why they helped ...
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Official Trailer for 'Emanuel' Doc About the Charleston Church Shooting

"Racism is as American as apple pie. And that's why I don't understand why so many people are shocked." The first official trailer has been unveiled for a powerful documentary titled Emanuel, made by filmmaker Brian Ivie. The doc film profiles the horrible tragedy and aftermath of the shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina back in 2015, when nine innocent people were murdered by a white supremacist. Producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon explain why they helped ...
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Idris Elba Playing Different Character in The Suicide Squad, Not Deadshot

Idris Elba playing different character in The Suicide Squad, not Deadshot It was revealed last month that Idris Elba would join the cast of Warner Bros. and DC Film’s The Suicide Squad, filling in for the role of Deadshot that was previously played by Will Smith. Now, Variety reports that Elba will still appear in the film, just not as the marksman character. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRef...
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‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel Dropping Deadshot, Giving Idris Elba a New Character Instead

While Idris Elba is still appearing in Suicide Squad sequel The Suicide Squad, he won’t be playing Deadshot after all. Elba was previously announced to be taking over the role from Will Smith after Smith left due to scheduling issues. Now, it’s been revealed Deadshot has been removed from the movie entirely, and Elba will play a new character. The reasoning behind this move lies in the hopes that Smith might return as Deadshot for future sequels. Just what the heck is going on with James Gun...
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Viola Davis is Reprising Her Role as Amanda Waller in ‘The Suicide Squad’

Despite reports that James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad is going to be a “total reboot” of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, that seems less and less likely to be the case. Viola Davis, who played the ruthless government agent Amanda Waller in the 2016 comic book movie, will be back in The Suicide Squad, joining Jai Courtney in reprising their roles from the first movie. The Wrap reports that Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, which has been reported to be a “r...
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Viola Davis Reprising Amanda Waller in The Suicide Squad

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Viola Davis reprising Amanda Waller in The Suicide Squad Pre-production is ramping up fast for The Suicide Squad, the long-awaited sequel to 2016’s DC Extended Universe villain-centered spin-off. A week after revealing the return of Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang, it has now been revealed that Viola Davis will be returning as the governmental leader of the Squad, Amanda Waller. The Wrap first reported the news. RELATED: Jai Courtney Reveals How He Learned He Would Be I...
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Beyoncé Reinvented The White Suit For Her NAACP Awards Look

White suits are truly having a moment this year and Beyoncé is getting in on the action.On Saturday night Queen Bey took home the NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year and graced the stage wearing the iconic women’s suffragette color we have seen a lot since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. But, you know, with a very Queen Bey twist.Instead of the typical pants and suit jacket combo, Bey donned a uniquely tailored, Balmain Spring 2019 couture suit gown with lots of thigh show...
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