Female Filmmakers Surge Forward in Germany, But Still Face Obstacles

Four feature films by German filmmakers screened at the Toronto Film Festival, and three of them were directed by women – Angela Schanelec’s “I Was at Home, But…,” winner of the Berlinale’s best director prize, Ina Weisse’s “The Audition,” and Katrin Gebbe’s “Pelican Blood,” the latter two both starring Nina Hoss. Germany’s Oscar entry this […]

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Timothée Chalamet on ‘The King’: ‘There Are Still People That Come Into Power by Lineage Today’

Timothée Chalamet plays a young prince who likes to party but is forced to contend with wielding power after the death of his tyrannical father in David Michôd “The King,” which premiered in Venice on Monday. And when Chalamet’s character, named Hal, reluctantly becomes king at first he navigates politics, chaos and the war his father left […]

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Kate Lawler: Women not wanting children is still taboo – and that’s got to stop

“Sometimes I’ll be like, do you know what, let’s do it, let’s do it next year. And then within 24 hours I’m in the supermarket and I’m witnessing a child having the biggest meltdown and I’m like, no. It’s not going to happen, actually.”
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Politics are Tearing Apart America, But Hollywood Execs Still Don’t Seem to Realize It (Column)

Back in July 2013, then-NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced a miniseries about Hillary Clinton, set to star Diane Lane and focus on her life in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Call it cynical, but many of us gathered at the Television Critics Association press tour that day were skeptical that the project […]

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Why Marvel’s Bill Sienkiewicz Is Still Excited for the New Mutants Movie

Even as Marvel Studios begins planning how to integrate the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s still one holdover from the Fox era left to go. The New Mutants is currently scheduled for an April 3, 2020 theatrical release. And though the multiple delays and lack of sequel prospects may have X-Men fans dismissing this spinoff, there’s one Marvel creator who’s still very excited to see the team make their big screen debut. Artist Bill Sienkiewicz thinks there’s plenty of reason to be optimistic about The New Mutants.

We brought up the movie while discussing Sienkiewicz’s art for the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix Steelbook Blu-ray. Having worked on classic New Mutants comic storylines like “The Demon Bear Saga” and having been given a chance to visit the set, Sienkiewicz is very eager to see this oft-delayed movie finally see the light of day.

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Still Has the Cross-Dressing Sequence

Final Fantasy 7 Remake will still feature the original game’s infamous cross-dressing sequence, according to an interview with Square Enix conducted by Famitsu.

The news comes as a slight surprise as the same Famitsu feature (via Eurogamer) reveals that Square Enix has an ethics department, which instructed the developers of Final Fantasy 7 Remake to “restrict” Tifa’s chest for her new look, to ensure she didn’t look “unnatural” during action sequences. This led to her new design featuring a more athletic build and fitted clothing, rather than the more pin-up girl look she sported in the original game.

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Beverly Hills, What a Thrill! Troop Beverly Hills Is 30 and We’re Still Obsessed With Its Outrageous & Fierce Fashion

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Judgment Actor Replaced for Western Release, Still Launching June 25th

Judgment, the next game from the developers of the Yakuza franchise, will have the character model and Japanese voice of Kyohei Hamura adjusted for the Western release following the arrest of the character’s voice actor for alleged drug use, but the release date will not change.

Announced by SEGA, this change does not appear to affect Judgment’s Western release date of June 25, 2019 on PlayStation 4. Judgment was released in Japan on December 13, 2018.

SEGA has also announced that all screenshots and trailers featuring Hamura have been temporarily removed from its official channels and it will be updating these and bringing them back in the future.

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Paris Men’s Show Calendar Still In Flux as Protests Loom

IN FLUX: The calendar for next Saturday’s shows at Paris men’s fashion week continues to evolve, as organizers work to avert any danger of France’s yellow vests movement spoiling their carefully planned showcases.
Following Dior’s decision to advance its show to Friday, several other brands have rescheduled, although they have stuck to their original Jan. 19 date. Brands have contacted guests to advise them of the new time slots, but have requested the details be kept confidential in order not to alert protest organizers.
The show calendar on the web site of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, French fashion’s governing body, has not been updated yet to reflect the changes. Brands showing on Saturday include Sacai, Loewe, Thom Browne, White Mountaineering and Hermès.
Ralph Toledano, president of the federation, said it was in touch with city authorities to make sure everything goes without a hitch.
“We are working with the Paris police, which have made a number of recommendations concerning locations and time slots. Naturally, they are implementing every possible and imaginable measure, so we have followed those recommendations in a responsible manner,” Toledano told WWD.
He noted that it wasn’t the first time the federation has tweaked its schedule

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After Christmas Sales: Nintendo Switch and Labo Bundle Deal Still Live

Welcome to IGN’s Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

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Facebook still hasn’t fixed this loophole for fake accounts

Facebook still hasn’t fixed this loophole for fake accountsFacebook has been vocal about tamping down on fake news and ‘inauthentic’ user behavior, but there’s still a glaring loophole in its attempts. After years of pledges by Facebook (FB) to quash “inauthentic” behavior on the social network, Facebook Pages still don’t come close to being an open book. The ownership of these Pages — which anyone can set up on Facebook to highlight businesses, communities or public figures — continues to be a mystery.



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Oculus Rift, Xbox One X Still on Sale at Amazon

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Black Friday 2018 is behind us, and while Amazon’s best Black Friday deals started early, some of them are staying late. There are still plenty of chances to save big during the Black Friday weekend, including discounts on tons of Razer PC gear.

The Spider-Man PS4 Slim 1TB Black Friday bundle remains out of stock at Amazon, which is a bummer. The Mario Kart Switch Bundle, too, is gone.

If you’re in the UK, be sure to check out our page of the Best Amazon.co.uk Black Friday Deals.

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J.Crew’s Giant Fall Sale Is Still Going – Here’s Exactly What to Get Before It Ends

J. Crew is celebrating all things fall with an epic sale that you can’t miss! They’re offering 40 percent off four or more styles, 30 percent off three styles, or 20 percent off two styles online only through Oct 11. That’s a major markdown on a seriously stylish selection of dresses, shoes and jewelry that are perfect for sprucing up your fall wardrobe. All you have to do is enter code “SAVEMORE” at checkout. Scroll down to shop five of our favorite styles before they’re gone!

Ruffled Dress

Buy It! Drapey ruffle faux-wrap dress, $ 118.00 (orig. $ 198); jcrew.com

Wool Coat

Buy It! Daphne topcoat in Italian boiled wool, $ 136.80 (orig. $ 228); jcrew.com

Canvas Tote

Buy It! Signet tote bag, $ 80.39 (orig. $ 178); jcrew.com

Striped Sweater

Buy It! Tippi sweater in multistripe, $ 40.79 (orig. $ 89.50); jcrew.com

Skinny Jeans

Buy It! 9” High rise toothpick jeans, $ 76.80 (orig. $ 128); jcrew.com

Smoking Slippers

Buy It! Smoking slippers in snake, $ 100.80 (orig. $ 168); jcrew.com

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Giant Bomb Still Changing Video Games Media Ten Years Later

What’s your favorite Giant Bomb moment? The bellicose “Mario Party” livestreams? The miraculous Persona 4 endurance run? The time Brad Shoemaker went knives out for “Destiny” to the shock and horror of his colleagues in the middle of one of those interminable Game of the Year deliberations? Maybe when the late, great Ryan Davis found […]

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Sporttrading Holland Still Battling Converse in Dutch Courts Over Footwear Seizures

Sporttrading Holland’s nine-year legal battle with Converse and the Dutch importer Kesbo BV soldiers on.
The U.S. sneaker giant and Kesbo accused Sporttrading Holland of trading fake Converse All-Stars and the Dutch company’s entire stock — about 200,000 units — was seized. At that time, the Dutch company had about $ 40 million euros in annual sales, according to Ron Jansen, who leads the company.
In 2010, Sporttrading Holding filed for bankruptcy, and was later relaunched using the same name. Sporttrading Holland now shares offices with Ferro Footwear in Drunen in the Netherlands. The business is part of $ 120 million RNF Holding, the worldwide owner of the Mexx brand, and other labels.
On July 20 the Breda Court in the Netherlands ruled in favor of Sporttrading Holland and ordered the return of the 200,000 units of Converse merchandise. The ruling also opened the door for the company to seek compensation, which Jansen ballparked at “tens of millions.” But after Converse filed an appeal through another court, a second judge deemed the first decision “a mistake” and ordered a new seizure on July 23, Jansen said. “The judge was a little bit fooled,” he said. “It’s the holiday period now for the next month so

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Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry Still Struggles With Transformation

DURBAN  — As the Durban Film Fest and its parallel industry program, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), unspooled this weekend in South Africa, a focus on issues facing women in the industry has dominated the program. “DFM is unapologetic about putting women on the agenda,” said producer Zoe Ramushu, who moderated a round table on transformation […]

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From Software Boss Hints That a New Armored Core Is Still in Development

From Software president, Hidetaka Miyazaki, has hinted that a new Armored Core game is still in development, despite the lack of an E3 announcement.

The studio announced that it was working on three games back in 2016, and Miyazaki confirmed that Armored Core was in development at the time.

However, at E3 2018, the developer announced its new VR title, Déraciné, new Souls-like samurai game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and a collaboration with Devolver to re-release cult Xbox mech game Metal Wolf Chaos.

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Still ‘Hangry’? Teen Snowboarding Star Chloe Kim on What Her First Post-Olympics Meal Might Be

It seems there’s no rest — or food — for an Olympic gold medalist.

Minutes after earning first place in a nearly perfect performance at the women’s halfpipe event in the Water Games on Tuesday morning (Monday night stateside) — and just a few hours after saying she was getting “hangry” on the hill — 17-year-old U.S. snowboarder Chloe Kim said she still hadn’t had a bite to eat.

So what would she chow down on to celebrate her medal, if she had a second to herself?

“Burgers, fries, maybe some Hawaiian pizza,” she tells PEOPLE, her latter choice almost immediately stirring a tiny bit of controversy online from die-hard haters of pineapple and ham and tomato sauce together.

Kim knows from food, just to judge by her Twitter, where her missives the last few days have playfully riffed on her dietary habits.

Between her runs Tuesday in the halfpipe final, Kim tweeted, “Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry.” (A follower responded, “um aren’t u on the top of a mountain rn.”)

Earlier in the week, she shared she “could be down for some ice cream rn,” triggering a mini-viral moment during which NBC polled its followers on what kind of ice cream she should get.

To that she responded, “Cookies & Cream is some good stuff. If anyone can get me some to the village thatd be dope.”

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“I’m so nervous!!!!!!!” Kim tweeted on Monday, adding minutes later, “Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro.”

The playful posts are another piece of Kim’s rapidly increasing fame. Speaking to reporters after competing on Tuesday — as ever with her blend of calm and charisma, spiked by demonstrable enthusiasm; aka, being a teenager — she said her followers on Instagram have about doubled since she traveled to South Korea.

“My Twitter’s been blowing up because of the tweets that I tweeted yesterday,” she said, knowingly, at a news conference later Tuesday, referring to her riffs on what she was and was not eating.

RELATED VIDEO: How Snowboarder Chloe Kim Is Poised to Dominate the Winter Olympics — at Just 17!

Asked by PEOPLE if she was ready to be known as a foodie Internet personality, it seems Kim is not (understandably) going to leave the snow behind — but she’s not going to abandon any new fans.

She says, “I’m just here to inspire.”

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Sleeping Dogs Movie Still Happening

The film adaptation of Sleeping Dogs was announced last year, with Donnie Yen set to play the leading role – Wei Shen in the game. We haven’t heard anything on the project for some time, but Yen has confirmed the movie is still happening.

“Sometimes great things take a bit of time,” Yen wrote, in a post on his Instagram account.

“Sleeping Dog is motion, you guys ready for this?”

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Telli Swift Wants “The Ring” From Deontay Wilder But He’s Still on the Fence About Marriage on WAGS Atlanta

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Colo. Mom Arrested After Dead Baby Found in Backyard With Umbilical Cord Still Attached

A 23-year-old woman is behind bars in Colorado where authorities have accused her of killing her newborn child, PEOPLE confirms.

A statement from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office alleges a lifeless infant was found Tuesday evening in the backyard of her residence.

“Dispatch received reports of what a citizen believed to be a lifeless infant left in her back yard” in Highlands Ranch, the statement alleges.

According to police, the umbilical cord was still attached to the baby.

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Detectives were summoned to the scene, and, “through investigative leads,” they identified Camille Wasinger-Konrad as “a suspect” in the baby’s murder.

The statement does not indicate what led investigators to Wasinger-Konrad.

Deputies arrested Wasinger-Konrad on suspicion of murdering her newborn baby.

She remains in custody at the Douglas County Detention Center on a no-bond hold.

The cause and manner of death has yet to be determined, but an autopsy is being performed by the Douglas County Coroner’s Office.

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“This is an open and active investigation,” the statement reads, noting all of the evidence authorities have amassed against Wasinger-Konrad has been turned over to prosecutors. “We’ve asked that the charge of murder in the first degree be filed against Wasinger-Konrad.”

Wasinger-Konrad has not entered a plea. It was unclear Thursday if she has retained legal counsel who could comment on her behalf.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s statement ends with a reminder that the Colorado Safe Haven Law allows a parent to hand over an infant, up to 72 hours old, to an employee at any fire station or hospital with no questions asked.

As long as the baby is unharmed, the parent will not be prosecuted for abandonment.


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Anna Faris Says Ex Chris Pratt ‘Still Cracks Me Up All the Time’

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have nothing but love for each other.

Faris, 40, opens up about her relationship with Pratt, 38, since their split, in this week’s PEOPLE issue. “We’ll always have each other and be incredible friends,” says the Mom star.

“There is still so much laughter in our lives together, and he is so proud of me, still,” she adds. “We watched each other grow, and he still cracks me up all the time. And I think I crack him up  — unless he’s a really good actor and great at faking laughter.”

The pair announced their decision to separate after eight years of marriage in August. The two share 5-year-old son, Jack.

“It’s understandable that people seemed so invested in our happiness together,” Faris says of the public’s reaction to their split. “All I can say about that is, it’s all true, that we truly adore each other, and we love each other, I think it still comes through.”

Faris’ new book Unqualified (out later this month) includes details of how the former couple fell in love making their movie Take Me Home Tonight, their spur-of-the-moment marriage in Bali and the birth of their son.

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“At first I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this is crazy timing,’” she says of the book coming out just months after the split. “Now it sort of feels like maybe in a way everything that’s happened helps bring it full circle.”

Pratt even penned the foreword of the book.

Along with singing her praises, the Jurassic World star writes in the book that he and Faris will be “just fine” and plan to move forward by continuing to “amicably co-parent a human” together.

“I am so grateful that he contributed to the book,” says Faris. “Chris and I are really great friends, and I think that we always will be.”

Unqualified hits shelves Oct. 24.


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Leah Remini Still Struggles with Guilt for Going to Therapy — Because She Says Scientology Opposes It

Four years after abruptly leaving the controversial church of Scientology, Leah Remini says she’s still adjusting.

“You rebuild slowly. It doesn’t happen overnight,” the actress, 47, says in the new issue of PEOPLE. “It’s a learning process; it’s changing the way you think.”

Indeed, Remini was in the church for more than 30 years before she walked away in 2013 with husband Angelo Pagán, 59, daughter Sofia, 13, and mother Vicki. And her post-Scientology life has been challenging.

The star has been seeing a therapist now for two years, which she says is difficult because of how her former church views psychiatry.

“I have that guilty conscience,” Remini says. “If I make the most minor transgression” of a Scientology rule, like being rude or losing her temper, “I call my therapist and go, ‘I should be punished for this; I need you to reprimand me.’ She’s like, ‘No, that’s not what therapy is.’ ”

“We really have no debate with a psychologist. We do have issues with psychiatrists who subject patients, especially children, to dangerous procedures and drugs,” a Scientology spokesperson wrote in a statement to PEOPLE.

Last year, Remini launched the Emmy-nominated A&E docu-series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. Now in its second season, the show follows Remini as she shares fellow ex-Scientologists’ stories, including allegations of abuse within the church.

“It is Remini who is the attacker,” the Scientology spokesperson wrote. “Her whole anti-Scientology shtick was scripted and choreographed by her, casting herself in her drama as the ‘victim’ so she could cash in on her false narrative while savaging her friends and those who helped her most of her life.” (The Church’s full response is at leahreminiaftermath.com.)

For more on Leah Remini and her battle against Scientology, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

In addition to the A&E show, Remini will return to comedy this fall, reuniting with her King of Queens costar Kevin James in Kevin Can Wait on CBS Sept. 25. While she’s filming the show in her native New York City, her husband and daughter will stay in L.A. but make frequent visits to the east coast.

“If I didn’t have my family,” says Remini, “I don’t know what I would do.”


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