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By marcmalkin Rebecca Hall’s “Passing” won the U.S. Narrative Feature Jury Award at the 33rd LGBTQ film festival NewFest in New York City. The jury statement reads, “A chance encounter between two friends kicks off this film’s exploration of race and sexuality in 1920s America. The film’s expressive cinematography, beautiful performances, and …read more      

By marcmalkin “Hamilton” Tony nominee Christopher Jackson has signed a first-look deal with CBS Studios to produce across all platforms, including broadcast, streaming and premium cable. “I’m looking forward to continuing my partnership with CBS in this new capacity,” Jackson, whose work as George Washington in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” earned him Tony …read more      

By danvariety In the original “The 4400,” characters who’d long been missing suddenly return from an unknown alternate dimension, all at once. As the title suggests, the group of returned individuals numbers some 4,400 strong. The franchise itself now does something similar: After leaving USA Network in 2007, the show returns, having …read more      

By William Earl A bombshell report from Variety’s sister publication Rolling Stone alleges that organizers of the Jan. 6 protests, which escalated to violence when Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, met numerous times with White House staff and members of Congress to strategize in the days prior. At least three organizers of …read more      

By Angelique Jackson SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched “Reunited Okay?!,” the fifth season premiere of “Insecure.” For the last few weeks, “Insecure” star and co-creator Issa Rae has been focused on toasting the end of the show, basking in the last few moments when the final season is …read more      

By Patrick Frater Not all drug barons are South American. One who managed to stay largely out of the limelight while he built a global empire was southern Chinese-born Tse Chi Lop who was arrested in Amsterdam earlier this year after building a $60 billion empire. Discovery is to launch documentary feature “The …read more      

By Caroline Framke SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you haven’t watched “Mass in Time of War,” the second episode of the third season of HBO’s “Succession.” The longest week of the Roys’ lives continues into “Mass in Time of War.” Like the season premiere before it, this episode picks up almost directly …read more      

By Patrick Frater Holdover title, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” comfortably  defeated new release “Dune” at the South Korean box office over the latest weekend. “Dune” managed to earn $2.54 million between Friday and Sunday which was equivalent to a 39% share of the total market. Over its five opening days, the sci-fi …read more      

By J. Kim Murphy Jensen Ackles, an actor working on “Rust,” has given a statement paying tribute to the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed in an on-set accident in which a prop firearm was discharged. Ackles recounted his working relationship with Hutchins in an Instagram post shared on Sunday. “I’m not even …read more      

By Joseph Otterson Jason Sudeikis reprised the role of Vice President Joe Biden in the “Saturday Night Live” cold open alongside James Austin Johnson’s President Joe Biden. President Biden lamented the “ice cold Psaki bomb” that his recent CNN town hall received very low viewership while his approval rating was down singnificantly. “I …read more