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Bjork 1990 Film Debut ‘The Juniper Tree’ Getting Theatrical Release

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Ten years before she stunned audiences and critics alike with her Cannes award-winning performance in Dancer in the Dark, Bjork made her film debut in The Juniper Tree. Bjorkophiles rejoice! The film is finally getting a proper theatrical release. A stark, stunning tale of witchcraft adapted from a Brothers Grimm story, Tree has been given…

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Russell Crowe Packs It On To Portray Disgraced Fox News Honcho

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Almost unrecognizable inside fatty suit prosthetics, gained weight or a combo platter of the two, Russell Crowe was photographed earlier this week on a film set, where he’s portraying disgraced Fox News overlord/Jabba the Hutt doppelganger Roger Ailes. Adapted from Gabriel Sherman’s unauthorized Ailes bio, “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” the Showtime limited series…

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‘Desert Island Downloads’ With Singer, Songwriter, Superstar DJ ShyBoy

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If you live in Los Angeles or have visited in the past few years, chances are you’ve attended one of ShyBoy’s DJ gigs at Bootie or his incredibly popular events with bf Mark Nubar at the Faultline (“MaDonna Summer” being the most epic). ShyBoy’s also an incredibly prolific singer/songwriter. Voted LA Weekly Best Solo Artist,…

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‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Film Review: Melissa McCarthy’s Art Of The Steal

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By Evan Lambert Far before Lee Israel, the real-life figure at the heart of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, ever commits forgery, the movie itself has already lied to us. In the first twenty minutes, Israel, a profile writer for celebrities, makes drunk plans to meet up with a new friend whom she barely knows…

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Watch Closely Now: Does Streisand ‘A Star Is Born’ Deserve Second Look?

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By Joe Ferrelli As the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper take on the rising star/falling star showbiz tale opens around the world, Flagrant looks back at the Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson (Google him, children) juggernaut that rocked the box office, Billboard charts and awards shows in 1976-77. If you count “What Price Hollywood?” (1932), the Streisand/Kristofferson version of…

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Freddie Mercury’s Dragtastic 39th Bday Party Was Fit For A Queen

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No matter how OTT your last bday shindig was, chances are it couldn’t hold a Roman candle to Freddie Mercury’s 39th birthday bash. From DANGEROUS MINDS: It all started with a beyond flamboyant throw-down in Munich, Germany where Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury and a few hundred of his famous friends gathered together for Mercury’s “black…

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Road Rage: AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Testing Truck Fiasco

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Rants by Frank Rodriguez The non-profit AIDS Healthcare Foundation was founded in 1987 and is the largest HIV/AIDS organization in the world offering free HIV treatment to 820,000 patients in 39 countries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the AHF has been no stranger to controversy. It’s President, Michael Weinstein is a polarizing figure, advocating increased condom…

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Gay Conversion Drama ‘Boy Erased’ Trailer Will Wreck You

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I’m not crying. You’re crying. The first full-length trailer for Boy Erased is a total tearjerker and the film looks like a potential Oscar contender. Adapted from Garrard Conley’s autobiographical book, “Boy Erased: A Memoir,” the movie tells the harrowing story of a teenager coerced into conversion therapy, an attempt to pray away the gay…

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Scotty Bowers, Pimp to Hollywood Stars, Tells Even More, Part One

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When Full Service, a memoir by Scotty Bowers, was published in 2012, it confirmed what many film buffs had suspected all along: queer movie stars have been around since the advent of cinema. Bowers, a handsome sexually fluid Marine veteran, made his way to Los Angeles after World War II and landed a position at…

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Exclusive: ‘Don’t Worry’ Director Gus Van Sant Remembers Much Different Roseanne

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By Evan Lambert Imagine Jonah Hill’s Superbad character, but wise and gay. Now imagine Joaquin Phoenix’s rapper from I’m Still Here, but sad and wheelchair-bound. Now just imagine Jack Black but drunk, Rooney Mara but more backlit, a bunch of artful zooms, and that’s Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot. Based on the…

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