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“Tomorrowland” doesn’t have as promising of a future as Disney might have anticipated. The George Clooney-starrer is being outperformed at the U.S. box office this Memorial Day holiday by the second weekend of “Pitch Perfect 2.” While “Tomorrowland” was expected to open to $45 million — already slightly below recent forecasts — it now looks... Read more »

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Categories: film, news, pitch perfect 2, poltergeist, tomorrowland


Dapper, drole, vigorous, Cannes Cinefondation president Gilles Jacob, now 84, kicked off Friday’s Cinefondation awards ceremony greeting Festival President Pierre Lescure. Jacob joked his life was now far easier. “As the former president of the Cannes Festival and president of Cannes Cinefondation, my situation was very difficult: I used to have to say, good day... Read more »

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Categories: film, festivals, global, markets & festivals, cannes film festival, gilles jacob

CANNES – Directed by Marcia Tambutti, a granddaughter of Salvador Allende,  “Beyond My Grandfather Allende” has scoped Cannes’ first L’Oeil d’Or, awarded to its best documentary. Stig Bjorkman’s “Ingrid Bergman, in Her Own Words,” earned a mention. Snapped up by Edouard Waintrop for Directors’ Fortnight, Tambutti’s first feature, “Allende” portrays her grandfather, Chilean president Salvador... Read more »

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Categories: film, festivals, global, markets & festivals, beyond my grandfather allende, cannes film festival, marcia tambutti

Just days after Jack White defended the value of music in a Q&A, the rocker has expanded on those thoughts in a new poem titled "Music Is Sacred." In the poem posted to his Third Man Books site, White pleads to "those of you who stand for the...

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The return of “The X-Files” and the reboot of “Rush Hour” stirred strong buzz among the nearly 2,000 international television buyers who converged in Los Angeles this week for the annual L.A. Screenings program market. Sony Pictures TV International had a strong response to its Amazon Studios drama “Mad Dogs,” as did CBS Studios International... Read more »

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Categories: tv, news, la screenings, rush hour, the x-files

Beating several distribs to the chase, Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to “Mountains May Depart,” the episodic drama by Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke. The film played in competition Wednesday in Cannes. The film is sold by France’s MK2, which represented the director’s previous picture “A Touch of Sin,”  which was in Cannes’ competition in 2013.... Read more »

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Categories: film, asia, markets & festivals, news, cannes film festival, jia zhangke, mountains may depart

CANNES –Adding another building block to the most powerful indie distribution structure in the world, Euro film-TV group Studiocanal has signed an output deal for Switzerland with indie film distributor Impuls Pictures on all Studiocanal international productions. The news comes as The Weinstein Company U.S. pick-up “Macbeth,” co-financed, distributed and sold by Studiocanal world premiered... Read more »

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Categories: film, festivals, global, markets & festivals, news, impuls pictures, studiocanal

As the shortest, sharpest and most stormily violent of William Shakespeare's tragedies, "Macbeth" may be the most readily cinematic.

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Categories: film, festivals, global, markets & festivals, reviews, cannes film festival, justin kurzel, macbeth, marion cotillard, michael fassbender

Wiz Khalifa appreciates his mother Peachie Wimbush so much more now that he’s a father himself.

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Long-simmering reports of financial strains at Relativity Media broke into the open Friday when the company accused one of its backers of privately badmouthing its economic condition in an attempt to take control of the mini-studio. Relativity said in a statement that New York-based Colbeck Capital had engaged in a “play…to try to seize control... Read more »

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Categories: biz, film, news, relativity media, ryan kavanaugh

The pooch from “Arabian Nights” fetched the Palm Dog award at Cannes on Friday. Lucky, who appeared in the Portuguese film, was found to be top dog at the U.K. Film Centre pavilion. “I think it was the jumpers (sweaters) – it has 10 different dog jumpers in this film,” said film critic Kate Muir... Read more »

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Categories: film, awards, festivals, arabian nights, palm dog


Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio...

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Darius Minwalla, drummer for The Posies since 2001, has died at age 39 in Vancouver. His cause of death is still pending.

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As the Cannes Film Festival draws to a close, the Orchard is in final negotiations for North American rights to the drama “Louder Than Bombs,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Variety has learned. The film from Norwegian director Joachim Trier premiered in competition on Monday night to strong reviews, and the Orchard beat out other distributors such... Read more »

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Categories: film, news, cannes film festival, jesse eisenberg, louder than bombs, the orchard


Dionne Warwick says the best advice she ever gave niece Whitney Houston is to just “be who you are”.

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Jason Derulo says he sometimes gets “tired of playing nice”, but insists his breakup with Jordin Sparks is “so behind me”.

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Katy Perry has revealed her 2016 album will feature a host of songs based on her sudden divorce from British comedian Russell Brand.

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Mariah Carey says she doesn’t want to be a “stage mother”, but is keen to encourage her children to pursue their musical talents.

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Following on from the success of his Top 20 album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), and accompanying two-year Splinter world tour

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With new single ‘Bad Company’ out now and offering a storming new side to JAWS’ coin, today the band are thrilled to unveil the track’s all-new accompanying video.

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Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will release their protest LP The Monsanto Years on June 16th, and today Young premiered a first look and listen for the album's "Rock Starbucks" music video at Democracy Now. Young, once...

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Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," died on Thursday, May 21st. He was 60. Johnson's nephew Troy confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, though a cause of death has yet...

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3 Reasons to Go See The Singer She is a pop music up 'n' comer with one helluva voice. Pop, blues, and rock'n'roll singer Elle King is going on a headline tour in support of her debut Love Stuff. She may be a King, but she has the voice of a Queen! Not familiar with Elle King? Oh, she is the queen

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Oh, hey, J. Lo's amazing dress. Jennifer Lopez's behavior at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was the talk of the event, since she was buried in her iPhone while Mariah Carey, who served as a judge on American Idol in between La Lopez's two stints on the reality show, performed. J. Lo was seen

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Two country duos collide, and then some. It's a collision of two country duos in one photo from behind-the-scenes. It's one all-female group and one all-male group. One from the now and one from the '90s and beyond. Enough with the hints, okay? It's Maddie & Tae and they are posing with Big & Rich

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Brown bagging it with Khloe K's on-off BF, yo! Four long but eventful and fruitful years after the release of the first Casino Life mixtape from sometime Khloe Kardashian paramour French Montana comes the second installment! Hey, better later than never, right? We'll take it. A lot has happened in

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Singer and guitarist Lori S. on journeying to nether regions of the galaxy and her band's current renaissance Acid King returned with this year's stunning Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, their first offering since 2005's Acid King III. The Northern California heavy psychedelic pioneers

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The singer reveals how an attempted hit on her life didn't ruin her day. Joss Stone has had her coffee and she is ready to talk! Never underestimate the importance of a singer or an artist having his or her caffeine before diving deep in an interview. Stone, a consummate soul diva who burst onto the

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Get to know this rising R&B star now. Miss Kayla Brianna is a budding new artist that has landed on our radar, so when that happens, we are compelled to pass along our hot discovery to you, ARTISTdirectioners. Who is Kayla Brianna? Well, her music in the same pop x R&B vein as Rihanna, Janet

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Danish folk pop singer/songwriter taught himself how to play at age eight. Since the start of his career, Danish folk pop singer/songwriter, Claes Cem has always set the bar high for his own artistry and he is sharing it with us today, as we premiere the video for his song "Flying Solo." Ambitious

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Watch the acrobatic video from this melodic rock band hailing from Iceland. Is it hot in here? Are you seeing hell? Yes, you will "See Hell" since Reykjavík's Agent Fresco has premiered their video for "See Hell" from Destrier, out August 7 on Long Branch Records/SPV, with us. Want some deep insight

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Singer of Atlanta metal crushers Attila grabs the mic and spits fire at haters. Fronzilla is breathing fire on his debut single "They Still Talk" featuring Tyler Carter of Issues. Attila singer Chris "Fronz" Fronzak turns into his own Slim Shady or T.I.P. for his full-length hip-hop opus, Party

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Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar's lost collaboration "Partynauseous," which was reportedly set to be on Lamar's major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, has leaked. "Partynauseous" sees more subdued pop fare from Gaga, who sings the hook alongside two new verses from Lamar. The beat and the rapper's flow are...

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Somehow, Verge managed to get a copy of the top-secret contract between music-streaming service Spotify and Sony, the major record label that owns music by Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and One Direction. The terms may have changed since both companies signed this 42-page deal on January 18th,...

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Drake and Beyonce have teamed up once more on the leaked track "Can I." The seductive, sparse song sees Drake taking the lead with Beyonce repeating "Can I?" and "baby" throughout. Listen to the track (via Okayplayer) below. OVO artist Sal Houdini handles the hook on the pair's first...

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The Macclesfield, England home where Joy Division's Ian Curtis lived and committed suicide in will be turned into a museum after being bought by a fan, The Guardian reports. Hadar Goldman, a musician and entrepreneur, forked over the asking price of £115,000 (approximately $180,200), plus £75,000 ($117,525) to cover the legal...

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At 23 years old, Hunter Hayes is already taking a look back to those carefree days when he was barely legal. The multi-talented performer has just released his new single, "21," a party anthem that serves as the first taste of the CMA award-winning entertainer's upcoming third LP. The celebratory tune,...

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Madonna has postponed the first five dates of her Rebel Heart tour. The tour was scheduled to kick off on August 29th in Miami, but she will now begin her international trek on September 9th in Montreal. Along with two nights in Miami (August 29th and 30th), the pop star...

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Roger Waters will make his first-ever Newport Folk Festival appearance when he headlines the long-running fest on July 24th. The former Pink Floyd bassist will craft a "very special" set list especially curated for the Rhode Island fest, a festival rep tells Rolling Stone. Waters joins a lineup that already features Sufjan Stevens,...

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