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How Robert Wise's 1949 boxing film The Set-Up underscores the impossibility of the Great American Dream
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How Robert Wise's 1949 boxing film The Set-Up underscores the impossibility of the Great American Dream

The Set-Up (1949) centres on Stoker, a 35-year-old boxer riding on a string of failures, getting ready for what may be his last shot at success.

Brie Larson launches YouTube channel, reveals Captain Marvel helped her deal with social anxiety
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Brie Larson launches YouTube channel, reveals Captain Marvel helped her deal with social anxiety

Brie Larson explains she intended to launch a YouTube channel since she's learnt a lot from the platform, like 'how to use my printer, or be a considerate activist.'

Coronavirus Outbreak: Union warns members against working in Michael Bay's Songbird over safety protocol
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Union warns members against working in Michael Bay's Songbird over safety protocol

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Actors issued a do-not-work order to its members, saying the makers of Songbird have not signed proper safety agreements for the shoot.

Viola Davis addressing Hollywood’s wage gap in 2018 video surfaces online
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Viola Davis addressing Hollywood’s wage gap in 2018 video surfaces online

Viola Davis spoke about the inequality in wages during an interaction with journalist Tina Brown at the 2018 Women in the World summit.

Sydney's The Daily Telegraph loses appeal against Geoffrey Rush's $2 mn payout for defamation
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Sydney's The Daily Telegraph loses appeal against Geoffrey Rush's $2 mn payout for defamation

The newspaper appealed a trial judge's ruling in 2019 that Geoffrey Rush was defamed by reports saying he had been accused of inappropriate behaviour by a co-actor 

Justice League actor Ray Fisher says director Joss Whedon was 'gross, abusive, unprofessional' on film set
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Justice League actor Ray Fisher says director Joss Whedon was 'gross, abusive, unprofessional' on film set

Ray Fisher added Joss Whedon's behaviour was enabled by producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, although Berg has dismissed Fisher's accusation against them, calling it 'categorically untrue.'

Evil Dead II actor Danny Hicks passes away aged 68 weeks after he revealed cancer diagnosis on social media
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Evil Dead II actor Danny Hicks passes away aged 68 weeks after he revealed cancer diagnosis on social media

Danny Hicks' role in the horror film Evil Dead was one of his first major roles in Hollywood

Charlize Theron recounts growing up in Apartheid South Africa, hopes her Black daughters are represented in Hollywood
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Charlize Theron recounts growing up in Apartheid South Africa, hopes her Black daughters are represented in Hollywood

Charlize Theron says she carries a 'tremendous amount of guilt' for being a part of a system that benefited her as a white person in South Africa.

Two sexual misconduct lawsuits against Harvey Weinstein settled for $19 million, state NY attorneys
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Two sexual misconduct lawsuits against Harvey Weinstein settled for $19 million, state NY attorneys

The settlement would resolve a lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein, his production company, and his brother in 2018

Awkwafina, Zendaya, Eva Longoria among 819 artistes invited to join The Academy, will have voting privileges in ceremony
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Awkwafina, Zendaya, Eva Longoria among 819 artistes invited to join The Academy, will have voting privileges in ceremony

The massive 2020 list sent out by The Academy includes a diverse swath of people from all sectors of the industry, from acting to publicity to costume design

Carl Reiner passes away aged 98; Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Adam Sandler remember comedy icon
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Carl Reiner passes away aged 98; Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Adam Sandler remember comedy icon

Carl Reiner, a driving force in American comedy, partner of Mel Brooks and creator and co-star of the classic sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, died aged 98 of natural causes.

Jim Carrey, co-author Dana Vachon on their book Memories and Misconception, and writing a fictional Hollywood tale
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Jim Carrey, co-author Dana Vachon on their book Memories and Misconception, and writing a fictional Hollywood tale

Jim Carrey talks about choosing to co-write a fictional tale rather than a memoir, although the protagonist of his book is a "representation" of him.

On World Social Media Day, revisiting Ingrid Goes West — equal parts cautionary tale and chronicle of a zeitgeist
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On World Social Media Day, revisiting Ingrid Goes West — equal parts cautionary tale and chronicle of a zeitgeist

The Instagram-obsessed protagonist of 2017's Ingrid Goes West holds up a mirror to our own relationship with social media

Remembering Shrek 2: How Kelly Asbury and team played around with the idea of a subversive Disney fairy tale
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Remembering Shrek 2: How Kelly Asbury and team played around with the idea of a subversive Disney fairy tale

With the 2004 animated film, director Kelly Asbury overturned Disney fairy tale tropes like Prince Charming, Fairy Godmother, and Happily Ever After.

UK judge rules Johnny Depp violated court order, failed to disclose evidence in The Sun libel case
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UK judge rules Johnny Depp violated court order, failed to disclose evidence in The Sun libel case

Johnny Depp is suing the publisher of the tabloid over a 2018 article claiming the actor was violent and abusive to ex-wife Amber Heard

Coronavirus Outbreak: AMC pushes back plans to reopen in mid-July by two weeks after Tenet, Mulan release get postponed
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Coronavirus Outbreak: AMC pushes back plans to reopen in mid-July by two weeks after Tenet, Mulan release get postponed

Los Angeles mayor has also announced he is taking a 'hard pause' on when movie theatres can reopen in the city, citing an increase in coronavirus cases.

Kelly Asbury, director of animated films Shrek 2, Ugly Dolls, passes away aged 60 due to cancer
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Kelly Asbury, director of animated films Shrek 2, Ugly Dolls, passes away aged 60 due to cancer

Kelly Asbury made his directorial debut in 2002 with Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which was also nominated for an Academy Award.

Florence Pugh apologises for past cultural appropriation in wake of worldwide protests against racism
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Florence Pugh apologises for past cultural appropriation in wake of worldwide protests against racism

"Stupid doesn't even cut it. I was uneducated. I was unread... I cannot dismiss the actions I bought into years ago," said Florence Pugh in a letter.

Soul teaser: Jamie Foxx tries to find his passion through jazz music in Disney Pixar's upcoming film
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Soul teaser: Jamie Foxx tries to find his passion through jazz music in Disney Pixar's upcoming film

The new teaser of Disney Pixar's Soul introduces the main character, Joe voiced by Jamie Foxx, as a middle school band teacher