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Kate Hudson Reveals Her Family's One Dinner Rule and Shares Pie Recipe Perfect for Thanksgiving (Exclusive)

Kate Hudson Reveals Her Family's One Dinner Rule and Shares Pie Recipe Perfect for Thanksgiving (Exclusive)
Kate Hudson's home life isn't that out of the ordinary.

Upon the release of her second book, Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition, the 38-year-old star invited Et's Carly Steel into her kitchen and shared how she became the hostess with the mostess in Hollywood!

"Cooking, entertaining, baking, I mean, it's one of those things that when I'm not doing it, it's usually because I'm not happy in my life," Hudson confessed.

The actress-turned-author also revealed that the one rule she has in her household when dinner time rolls around is that she and her two sons, Ryder, 13, and Bingham, 6, sit down for dinner together at least once a week.

More: Kate Hudson Rewatched ‘Almost Famous’ With Her Son Ryder -- ‘It’s Still Cool’

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"I started to turn off the television and take the phones away and iPads away," she explained. "It doesn't come without the, 'Ugh, Mom.' But those
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President Trump Is Getting Dragged for This Tweet About the Orlando Pulse Nightclub Massacre

President Donald Trump on Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, vowing in a tweet that America will “Never Forget” the 49 victims who lost their lives in the tragedy.

But for many of his critics, his sentiments came a year too late.

On the day of the shooting on June 12, 2016, before most of the victims were even identified, Trump, then a candidate, sent out a tweet congratulating himself on “being right on radical Islamic terrorism.”

“Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism,” he wrote at the time.
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15 Kitchen Gadgets Under $15 That Will Help You Eat Healthier

15 Kitchen Gadgets Under $15 That Will Help You Eat Healthier
These 15 kitchen gadgets can help you clean up your eating. From pop molds that are perfect for small-batch homemade frozen treats to self-sharpening scissors that make cutting through everything from meat to herbs easier than you could hope, this collection of gadgets is sure to make healthy eating more fun. Don’t be surprised if receiving these at your doorstep instantly makes you more excited to cook up a healthy meal for your whole family.

1. Tovolo Mini Turner Tongs, $8, amazon.com

A flat silicone head makes flipping and turning delicate foods like eggplant steaks or tofu planks easier. These tongs
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Interview With Martial Arts Legend Keith Vitali

Keith Vitali is an American Martial Artist, Martial Arts Instructor, Actor, Producer and Author who made his name over the last few decades as one of the baddest men on the planet, competing in over 1,000 competition fights since the 1970’s.

In 1981, Keith was honored into the Black Belt Magazine’s “Black Belt Hall of Fame” along with being ranked the “#1 Karate Fighter in the USA” at the time. Keith also appeared in movies over the years such as the classic “Wheels On Meals“, “No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers“, “American Kickboxer” “BloodMoon” and “Revenge of the Ninja“.

Keith also made the national headlines over the years with his company “K.V. Video Productions“. His video “Self Defense For Kids” was a huge hit across America and the world with newspapers like The New York Post, The USA Today, The Atlanta Journal and many more covering the video in a positive way.
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Tribeca 2017 Preview: Arranged Marriages, Endangered Animals, the Justice System, & More

A Suitable Girl

Women directed nearly 40 percent of the films screening in Competition at this year’s edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, and there are plenty of women-centric projects in the fest’s lineup. Whether you’re most interested in features or documentaries, stories about friendship or feminist awakenings, we’ve got you covered. We’ve assembled some of the most promising-sounding films in the program, but this is by no means an exhaustive list of projects by and about women at the fest— just some of the highlights.

Besides the features listed below, other noteworthy titles include Jessica Devaney’s short “Love the Sinner,” a doc about her growing up Evangelical and how the Pulse shooting affected her, and Zohar Kfir’s “Testimony,” a Vr doc centered on sexual assault survivors. You can also check out “Out of this World: Female Filmmakers in Genre,” a special screening of three genre shorts helmed by women, and interview events with Barbra Streisand as well as Lena Dunham and frequent collaborator Jenni Konner.

Tribeca runs from April 19–30. Plot synopses below are courtesy of Tribeca.

“The Divine Order” — Written and Directed by Petra Volpe

What it’s about: Political leaders in Switzerland cited “Divine Order” as the reason why women still did not have the right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a quiet housewife from a quaint village searching for the fierce suffragette leader inside her. With Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Marta Zoffoli, Bettina Sucky.

Why we’re interested: Women have had the right to vote in the U.S. for less than 100 years, and sadly there are women around the world that still can’t cast ballots. It’s easy to slough off women’s fight for the vote as a thing of the past, but “Divine Order” stresses that this chapter in history remains largely unwritten. “This got swept under the rug and was not talked about much in history lessons,” Volpe explained in an as-yet-unpublished interview with Women and Hollywood. “That is so typical for women’s history — it’s untold. I made this movie because I wanted to honor all the women who fought for so long and so hard.”



What it’s about: All current art is fake. Nothing is original. These are some of the statements exposed in artist Julian Rosefeldt’s film. Starring Cate Blanchett, we witness a series of vignettes which draw upon artist manifestos that question the true nature of art. A chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms in each segment like never before

Why we’re interested: Frankly, this description of “Manifesto” makes the film sound more than a little pretentious. But we simply can’t and won’t turn down the opportunity to see Cate Blanchett take on 13 characters. When you watch a film starring the inimitable actress, you’re guaranteed a standout performance. So with “Manifesto,” we can expect 13 standout performances. The unconventional project — which originated as a multi-screen film installation — sees the two-time Oscar winner playing characters as varied as a factory worker, puppeteer, and scientist.

For Ahkeem” (Documentary)

What it’s about: “For Ahkeem” is the moving portrait of 17-year-old Daje Shelton, a Black girl in North St. Louis, as she navigates the many challenges of growing up in inner city America with one goal: to graduate high school.

Why we’re interested: Most films depict larger-than-life characters with experiences that are pure fantasy for the viewer. So it’s a welcome change to see a down-to-earth movie featuring a relatable protagonist with a relatable goal. Daje wants what we all want: a good life. Featuring subtle commentary on the U.S. education system, “For Ahkeem” shows how unnecessarily difficult it is for young people like Daje to earn a high school diploma, something that should be a fundamental right for everyone.

The Circle

The Circle

What it’s about: When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics, and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family, and that of humanity

Why we’re interested: “Beauty and the Beast” has officially grossed more than a billion dollars at the box office, and “The Circle” marks “Harry Potter” alumna Emma Watson’s follow-up to the Disney smash sensation. It appears as though Watson is playing another heroine, and this time around, she’s taking on a god of the tech industry. “The Circle” promises to tackle timely questions and concerns about privacy laws and online identity, and will be a nice change of pace from Watson’s delightful turn as Belle.

One Percent More Humid” — Written and Directed by Liz W. Garcia

What it’s about: Catherine (Julia Garner) and Iris (Juno Temple) are childhood friends home from college for a hot New England summer. As they attempt to enjoy parties and skinny-dipping and the usual vacation hijinks, a shared trauma in their past becomes increasingly difficult to suppress. As the wedge between the friends grows, they each pursue forbidden affairs to cope. With Alessandro Nivola, Maggie Siff, Philip Ettinger, Mamoudou Athie.

Why we’re interested: “This is a film about grief. Sorry! There are some laughs, too, and it’s sexy, I promise. But essentially, this is a movie about the effect of grief on the friendship of two young women,” writer-director Garcia told us in a soon-to-be-published interview. We love narratives about female friendship, and Garcia explained that the plot of “One Percent More Humid” is “an amalgam of true stories about young people and fatal car accidents.” Stories about grief are typically centered around middle-aged parents who have lost children, so it will be interesting to see two young women grappling with the aftermath of a tragedy.

Keep the Change” — Written and Directed by Rachel Israel

Keep the Change

What it’s about: In a support group for adults living with autism, David — a smooth talker struggling to hide his disability — meets a woman with similar learning challenges, and they quickly forge an intimate bond. Starring a cast of nonprofessional actors on the autism spectrum, “Keep the Change” details an underrepresented community with authenticity, optimism, and humor. With Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisofon, Nicky Gottlieb, Will Deaver, Jessica Walter, Tibor Feldman.

Why we’re interested: Hollywood usually ignores people with disabilities, and when they are depicted, they’re often reduced to single-note characters. That’s why we’re happy that “Keep the Change” — like Alexandra Shiva’s “How to Dance in Ohio” — depicts the inner lives of those on the autism spectrum with actors who are actually on the spectrum. Instead of presenting David as if he is the subject of a public service announcement, Israel shows him as just another person looking for love.

“I Am Evidence” (Documentary) — Directed by Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir

“I Am Evidence”

What it’s about: Every year in cities around the United States, it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of rape kits are left untested in police storage facilities. Produced by Mariska Hargitay, “I Am Evidence” exposes this shocking reality, bringing attention to the way in which police have historically processed sexual assault cases. Through an exploration of survivors’ accounts, the film sheds light on these disturbing statistics, and shows what can be achieved when evidence — and the individuals it represents — are treated with the respect we all deserve. An HBO Documentary Film release.

Why we’re interested: Adlesic and Gandbhir told Women and Hollywood they were drawn to tell this story because of “the outrage [they] felt” when they learned “it’s estimated that there are 400,000 untested rape kits in the Unites States.” Hopefully that outrage is contagious. If you aren’t horrified and disgusted by how the justice system treats rape survivors, “I Am Evidence” will likely make you reconsider your stance. The filmmakers hope that audiences leaving the theater “have a better understanding of the survivor experience” and “ask their legislators to pass laws that require the testing of all rape kits in a timely manner and to follow up on the findings of those tested kits.”

Copwatch” (Documentary) — Directed by Camilla Hall


What it’s about: “Copwatch” is the true story of We Copwatch, an organization that films police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality. In her feature film debut, director Camilla Hall crafts an intriguing and timely profile of citizen-journalist-activists — including Ramsey Orta, who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal arrest — who seek to disrupt the ever-present challenge of police violence.

Why we’re interested: If the Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad taught us anything, it’s that much of the public is still shockingly ignorant about movements like We Copwatch and Black Lives Matter. “Copwatch” strives to show that being anti-police brutality is not the same as being anti-police. Like her subjects, Hall uses her camera to spotlight racially-charged violence and hold those responsible accountable. At a time when amateur videos expose the unfounded violence racial prejudice can provoke — from traffic stops to United Airlines — this doc is more relevant than ever.

“Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” (Documentary) — Directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye

“Wasted! The Story of Food Waste”

What it’s about: Each year, $218 billion — or 1.3 billion tons — of food is thrown out. With nearly a billion people worldwide facing starvation, food conservation is a more urgent issue than ever before. Executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, Chai and Kye’s fast-paced and forward-thinking food doc takes viewers on a tour of inventive new ideas for recycling waste and maximizing sustainability from innovative chefs like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber, and Danny Bowien, who turn scraps into feasts before our eyes.

Why we’re interested: “One of the perks of working with Anthony Bourdain and on shows like ‘The Mind of a Chef’ is that you come in contact with a lot of chefs. Being in their worlds, their restaurants, and their kitchens, we see close-up what makes these people tick and also what boils their blood,” Chai and Kye told us in an upcoming interview. “Time and again, food waste was something that chefs railed against. It’s bad business. It shows laziness, a lack of creativity, and worst of all, disrespects the time, money, labor, and craft needed to grow the ingredients.” Most people would be appalled if they realized the sheer amount of food that gets thrown out daily, yet this subject is rarely broached in the mainstream media. “Wasted!” will explore why this is a problem we all need to be thinking about, talking about, and working to solve.

A Suitable Girl” (Documentary) — Directed by Smriti Mundhra and Sarita Khurana

What it’s about: Dipti, Amrita, Ritu, and Seema are all young, modern women in India looking to get married — some desperately, some reluctantly. “A Suitable Girl” follows them over the course of four years as they juggle family, career, and friends, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage, giving them a voice, and offering a unique perspective into the nuances of this institution.

Why we’re interested: There is a western assumption that arranged marriages are inherently backwards and inferior to matches based on Disney-esque “true love.” But most people who accept this notion haven’t considered, or consulted, those who are actually in arranged marriages. “A Suitable Girl” moves past perception by directly engaging with the brides-to-be. Mundhra and Khurana listen to the young women without judgment or pre-existing expectations. And they discover that arranged marriages are based on many factors: timing, money, class, familial obligations, the couple, etc. Just like all unions.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” (Documentary) — Directed by Alexandra Dean

What it’s about: Known for her unmatched beauty, Hedy Lamarr’s fans never knew she also possessed a beautiful mind. Immigrating to Hollywood in the late 1930s, Lamarr acted by day and sketched inventions by night, even devising a “secret communication system” for the Allies to beat the Nazis. “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” reveals how Lamarr gave her patent away to the Navy, receiving no credit for her engineering innovations, even as she was immortalized as a legend of the silver screen.

Why we’re interested: Society loves to force women into boxes, and “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” shows just how unfair and ill-advised this tendency is. While Lamarr has been immortalized for her appearance, the actress’s brilliant inventions haven’t received their fair due. “Who wouldn’t want to make a story about Hedy?! She was a wild child. Some claimed she was a spy. She was a movie star and later a drug addict and a recluse. Her life was crazy enough before we discovered she came up with a technology we use in our digital devices every day,” Dean told us in an upcoming interview. “I spent years profiling inventors and innovators for Bloomberg Television and Businessweek but I never heard a life story that came close to Hedy’s story. I suppose it also particularly resonated for me because, as a short, quiet woman who always wanted to be a director, I know a little about what its like to want to do something that no one expects you to do.”

“The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” (Documentary)

“The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”

What it’s about: Featuring never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews, Academy Award nominee David France (“How to Survive a Plague”) follows a new investigation into the mysterious death of self-described “street queen” Marsha P. Johnson, one of the courageous black transgender activists who spearheaded the modern gay civil rights movement.

Why we’re interested: Accurate representations of trans characters and real-life trans people are severely lacking. Narratives like “3 Generations” and “The Danish Girl” caused controversy by casting cis actors to portray trans characters. Others like “Stonewall” minimize or outright ignore the role trans activists played in the fight for Lgbtq rights. “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” is essential because it tells a trans person’s story through her own perspective — a strategy the rest of Hollywood should emulate.

Dare to be Different” (Documentary) — Directed by Ellen Goldfarb

What it’s about: Featuring interviews and rare footage of U2, Blondie, Duran Duran, Joan Jett, The Cure, Billy Idol, and Depeche Mode, “Dare to Be Different” is a nostalgic look at Wlir 92.7, the radio station that introduced these bands to a U.S. audience. Director Ellen Goldfarb tells the story of the rise and fall of this institution, and the birth of the punk and new wave communities.

Why we’re interested: There are about a hundred existing documentaries about The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. No disrespect — they are legends for a reason — but we’re excited that Goldfarb is documenting the rise of music that’s not strictly from the ’60s and ’70s. Female artists like Blondie and Joan Jett have been especially overlooked in music history, so we’re psyched to find out more about these influential voices and how they have resonated with fans.

The Last Animals” (Documentary) — Directed by Kate Brooks

The Last Animals

What it’s about: Photojournalist Kate Brooks turns her lens from war zones to a new kind of genocide in this sweeping and sobering film. As the single-digit population of the Northern White Rhino ticks closer to extinction, Brooks exposes the epidemic of highly effective poachers and trafficking syndicates, and the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these majestic creatures

Why we’re interested: “In 2010, I went to Kenya on a long planned vacation after embedding with a medevac unit at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. It was in the Maasai Mara that I was able to heal from some of the inhumanity I had witnessed,” Brooks recalled to Women and Hollywood in a soon-to-be-published interview. “Upon seeing a herd of wild elephants for the first time, I was reminded in an instant that in spite of all the human destruction on the planet, there was still some natural order. That experience ultimately led me to want to help them.” Brooks’ mission to help endangered elephants and rhinos evolved into an epic journey. “Production spanned four continents and the film is in five languages,” she explained. Since animals can’t speak for themselves, docs like “The Last Animals” are crucial in educating the public about how our behavior affects different species — and why it matters. Plus, Brooks is a photojournalist, so we’re betting the wildlife footage from “The Last Animals” is visually stunning.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest appoints director of film programming

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Current head of film at Britdoc appointed to executive role.

Luke W Moody, currently head of film at Britdoc, has been confirmed as the new director of film programming at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

He will join Doc/Fest on 14 November, and will attend Idfa with festival director Liz McIntyre and the Doc/Fest team as he sets about building and shaping the film programme at Doc/Fest (whose next edition takes place 9-14 June 2017.)

Moody, who was born and grew up in the Sheffield area, arrives at Doc/Fest with a wealth of experience in the documentary arena.

At Britdoc, he has managed the organisation’s international documentary funding schemes including The Bertha Britdoc Journalism Fund and the Pulse Britdoc Genesis Fund, as well as the impact distribution releases for Britdoc Films.

Moody co-founded the Frames of Representation festival at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and Something Real digital documentary viewing service. He also recently
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Beast: The Chronicles Of Parker (Coming Soon) – A Samuels/ Jefferson Film

Starring: Marco Johnson, David Luptak, Kimberly Bowden, Anthony Scanish, John Legrand

Directed by: Robert Samuels

Written & Produced by: Robert Jefferson

executive producers: Alan Goldberg, John Deblasio

Stunt and Fight Choreography by: Manny Ayala

R4 Films in association with Action Magazine

A Samuels/ Jefferson Film

Beast: The Chronicles Of Parker, is simply a 17 minute rollarcoaster of a ride. From the opening credits, we get some heart thumping music mixed with fantastic fight choreography until the last second. Beast centers around the character “Parker” (Marco Johnson) and “Osiris”, played by Kimberly Bowden.

They are searching for “Mr.David” (David Luptak), who may be holding a dangerous toxin and time is starting to run out. So Parker and Osiris track him and his fighers down and with help 15 minutes away, Parkour is in no mood to wait.

Marco Johnson is Parker


Agent Robert Parker is hot on the heels of a
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On this day in pop culture history: ‘The Lion King’ stepped into the sun

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘The Lion King’ stepped into the sun
One of Disney’s greatest treasures has been with us for 22 years. It was on June 24, 1994 that The Lion King opened in theaters across the country. The tale of a Simba stepping into the light and into his father’s footsteps was an instant hit with both audiences and critics, and it earned four Oscar nominations for its breathtaking music, winning two of those — one for Hans Zimmer’s score and one for Elton John and Tim Rice-penned song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” The Lion King has remained one of Disney’s most celebrated and beloved films, and that was clear when its 3D re-release hit theaters in 2011, becoming a box office juggernaut as parents who were young upon the original release of the film towed their young ones to the theater for the treat of seeing the beauty of the animated savannah on the big screen again.
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12 Powerful Musical Tributes to the Pulse Nightclub Victims

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As the world mourns the senseless loss of life and grapples with moving forward after the horrific June 12 mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, many singers and songwriters are expressing their grief through music. Young musicians and seasoned superstars alike are turning to song to honor the 49 innocent people who were killed in the attack, with tributes ranging from star-studded covers to heartfelt new compositions. Keith Urban Near the end of his Ripcord World Tour stop in Tampa, Florida, the country star honored the Pulse victims with a cover of U2's "One." "Before we go I want to say
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Texas Lt. Gov. Faces Backlash for Tweeting 'A Man Reaps What He Sows' Bible Verse After Mass Shooting at Orlando Gay Club

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Texas Lt. Gov. Faces Backlash for Tweeting 'A Man Reaps What He Sows' Bible Verse After Mass Shooting at Orlando Gay Club
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has faced a social media backlash for what some perceive as anti-gay commentary after Sunday's mass shooting at a popular Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub. "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows," Patrick tweeted Sunday morning, quoting the Bible, hours after a mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse which left at least 50 people dead and 53 injured. Officials have called the attack the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Patrick posted the same verse to his Facebook page soon after. Both posts were deleted before noon. In a statement released Sunday,
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Texas Lt. Gov. Faces Backlash for Tweeting 'A Man Reaps What He Sows' Bible Verse After Mass Shooting at Orlando Gay Club

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Texas Lt. Gov. Faces Backlash for Tweeting 'A Man Reaps What He Sows' Bible Verse After Mass Shooting at Orlando Gay Club
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has faced a social media backlash for what some perceive as anti-gay commentary after Sunday's mass shooting at an popular Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub. "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows," Patrick tweeted Sunday morning, hours after a mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse which left, at least 50 people dead and 53 injured. Officials have called the attack the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Patrick posted the same verse to his Facebook page soon after. Both posts were deleted before noon. It was not immediately clear if Patrick was commenting on the Orlando shooting.
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Pulse Orlando Night Club Founded in Memory of Owner's Brother: 'Where He Is Kept Alive in the Eyes of His Friends and Family'

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In 1991, Barbara Poma's older brother John died after battling AIDS. In 2004, Poma and her friend Ron Legler founded Pulse Orlando in memory of John. For Poma and many others, Pulse is described as "more than 'just another gay club.' " According to police, a shooter opened fire just after 2 a.m. local time on Sunday at Pulse, a popular gay club south of downtown Orlando. An officer working at the club initially responded to the shooter, "engaging in the gun battle with the suspect" before the suspect went back into the club, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a Sunday morning news conference.
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Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum Bringing Dance Competition to NBC

Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum Bringing Dance Competition to NBC
If you obsessed over Channing Tatum‘s recent face-off against wife Jenna Dewan Tatum on Lip Sync Battle, you’re definitely going to want to keep reading.

VideosJenna Dewan Tatum and James Corden Take a Toddler Dancing Class

The A-listers, who met while starring in the 2006 dance film Step Up, will executive-produce and appear in an upcoming dance competition series on NBC, per The Hollywood Reporter. Dewan Tatum is will serve as a regular judge/mentor, while her husband will make occasional visits.

VideosBeyoncé and Channing TatumRun The World’ on Lip Sync Battle

NBC has given a six-episode pickup to the series,
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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: January 4-10

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray


Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Victor Garber star in this sharp, critically acclaimed (93 percent certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!) drug war thriller, which is out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on January 5. Blu-ray bonus featurettes include "Stepping into Darkness: The Visual Design of Sicario," "Blunt, Brolin & Benicio: Portraying the Characters of Sicario," "Battle Zone: The Origins of Sicario," and "A Pulse from the Desert: The Score of Sicario."

"The Walk"

Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Philippe Petit take a wild walk on a wire between the Twin Towers. The bio-drama from director Robert Zemeckis co-stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, and Ben Schwartz. The Blu-ray and DVD both include the "Pillars of Support" featurette,
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Pulse Films and BritDoc Launch the Genesis Film Fund

Pulse Films and BritDoc Launch the Genesis Film Fund
Read More: 'Blackfish,' 'American Promise,' 'The House I Live In" Among Winners of 2014 Britdoc Impact Awards Pulse Films and BritDoc have announced they have launched The Genesis Film Fund in order to help put original documentary films on the map. The fund will give out up to ten £5,000 awards per year to help filmmakers experiment with form and approach, and Pulse Films and BritDoc don't even require seeing any footage. The first director to benefit from the £5,000 boost is Khalik Allah for his upcoming project "Jamaica. "Receiving the Genesis Fund marks a huge milestone in my emerging career as a filmmaker," said Allah. "Above all else, it lets me know that BritDoc and Pulse are very serious about supporting directors who are not afraid to take risks." The formal requirements for applying are: - Filmmakers don’t need to be already working with Pulse Films or BritDoc,
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Pulse Films, Britdoc launch doc fund at Cph:dox

Pulse Films, Britdoc launch doc fund at Cph:dox
The first awardee of the Genesis Fund is Field Niggas director Khalik Allah for his forthcoming project, Jamaica.

Production company Pulse Films (20,000 Days On Earth) and non-profit organisation Britdoc have launched the Genesis Fund, a new £5,000 ($7,600) award created to support original non-fiction cinema.

The first recipient of the prize will be Field Niggas director Khalik Allah, with the money going towards his new project Jamaica.

On receiving the award, Allah said: “Receiving the Genesis Fund marks a huge milestone in my emerging career as a filmmaker.”

The prize will be awarded up to 10 times per year to filmmakers experimenting with the form and approach of documentary cinema.

Directors of any nationality and with any level of experience are eligible for the award, with projects needing to be at an early stage to be considered.

After receiving the prize, filmmakers will retain all rights and options to their work, with Pulse/Britdoc potentially providing further co-production funding to take
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Nerd Alert: Simon Pegg Ranks Star Wars and Amazing Movie Weapons

Nerd Alert: Simon Pegg Ranks Star Wars and Amazing Movie Weapons
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this manic Monday? We have a letter written by a young Tom Hanks that proved he would be a star, a guide to the most incredible movie and TV weapons and Kyle Chandler returns as Coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights for a new PSA. But first, Simon Pegg ranks all of the Star Wars movies. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Simon Pegg Ranks Every Star Wars Movie In One Minute

During LucasFilm's Hall H panel at Comic-Con last month, a behind-the-scenes video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens confirmed that Simon Pegg has some sort of role in the film. While promoting Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the
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John Legend Replaces Kanye West as Underground's Music Boss

John Legend Replaces Kanye West as Underground's Music Boss
John Legend‘s Egot plan is continuing right on schedule.

PhotosTV’s Steamiest Sex: Watch Pulse-Raising Oitnb, Scandal and Thrones Scenes (*If Your Boss Isn’t Looking)

The multiple Grammy-winner — who also picked up the 2015 Best Original Song Oscar for Selma‘s “Glory” — along with his production company Get Lifted, has signed on to executive-produce and oversee all music aspects of Wgn America’s upcoming slavery drama Underground. As TVLine reported when the project was greenlit in February, Kanye West originally was eyed for the position.

Is it too early for 2016 Emmy buzz for Legend in the Original Music category?
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13 'Pride and Prejudice'-inspired movies, books, TV shows and more, ranked

13 'Pride and Prejudice'-inspired movies, books, TV shows and more, ranked
It's a truth universally acknowledged that a person in want of a good project will adapt Pride and Prejudice-if not always to dazzling effect. The latest take, a two-part miniseries called Death Comes to Pemberley, premiered yesterday on PBS. And if there's anything P&P fans like almost as much as Austen's book, it's consuming and then critiquing the various interpretations of it. Which is why we're taking this opportunity to rank 13 different iterations of Pride & Prejudice, from the best (the 1995 miniseries starring Colin Firth is a nigh-untouchable high point) to the significantly less great. 1. Pride and Prejudice (miniseries
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Urban Action Showcase 2014: Interview With Demetrius Angelo



Urban Action Showcase is an event to showcase action and martial arts to the world. The events are presented by Action Scene Combat (Asc) Productions, a production company which was founded in 2000 by Demetrius Angelo. Demetrius worked on movies and tv shows, not only as a fight choreographer, but also as an actor and director. Some of them include S.E.A.L.S Domestic Warfare (TV series), 3 X Harder: My Man’s and ‘Em and more. Demetrius also has a great background in Martial Arts, studying in styles such as Western Boxing, Chinese Boxing, Kobudo and many more.

Past events have brought many stars which include Michael jai White (Blood And Bone), Robert Samuels (Dont Give A Damn), Kelly Hu (Martial Law), Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, Ron Van Clief and many more great stars. Urban Action also brings you workshops to get involved with,
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