• First look at Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in biopic 'Respect'
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    First look at Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in biopic 'Respect'

    The first trailer for Aretha Franklin biopic movie Respect has landed, giving us our first look at Jennifer Hudson as the soul icon.

  • Marc Maron 'in complete shock' after sudden death of director girlfriend Lynn Shelton
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    Marc Maron 'in complete shock' after sudden death of director girlfriend Lynn Shelton

    The 54-year-old director died Friday from a previously undisclosed blood disorder.

  • Lynn Shelton, Director of ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Glow’ Episodes, Dies at 54
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    Lynn Shelton, Director of ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Glow’ Episodes, Dies at 54

    Director and producer Lynn Shelton, who stewarded several popular indie films, including “Humpday,” and also directed a number of episodes for prominent TV shows like “Glow” and “Mad Men,” has died from a previously undisclosed blood disorder, her publicist said on Saturday. She was 54.Shelton’s prolific output included directing five episodes of “New Girl,” eight episodes of “Fresh off the Boat,” five episodes of “Glow,” two episodes of “Maron” and one episode of “Mad Men,” among work on several other TV series.The Seattle native started off as an aspiring actor and photographer in her 20s but eventually moved towards filmmaking after being inspired by French director Claire Denis, who had shared she didn’t direct her first movie until she was 40. Shelton directed her first film, “We Go Way Back,” in 2006, but her break came in 2009, when “Humpday,” starring Joshua Leonard, Alycia  Delmore and longtime collaborator Mark Duplass, premiered at Sundance and received rave reviews. “Humpday” was acquired and distributed by Magnolia Pictures afterward and later won the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award in 2010.Also Read: 'Sword of Trust' Starring Marc Maron Acquired by IFC FilmsShe reunited with Duplass for 2011’s “Your Sister’s Sister,” a comedy-drama also starring Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt. Shelton went on to direct “Touchy Feely” in 2013 and the Keira Knightly-led “Laggies” in 2014. Her next film, “Outside In,” was her first dramatic film and starred Edie Falco and Jay Duplass in a movie about a convict who falls in love with his old high school teacher. The last film Shelton directed and produced was “Sword of Trust,” a comedy starring Marc Maron, with whom she spent the last year of her life.Shelton was born on August 27, 1965 in Oberlin, Ohio. She was raised in Seattle and later returned to her birthplace to attend Oberlin College before entering the University of Washington’s school of drama. Shelton also earned a Master’s of Fine Arts in photography from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.Shelton is survived by her son, Milo Seal, her former husband Kevin Seal, whom she was married to from 2001 to 2019. She is also survived by her parents Wendy and Alan Roedell and David “Mac” Shelton and Frauke Rynd and three siblings.Read original story Lynn Shelton, Director of ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Glow’ Episodes, Dies at 54 At TheWrap

  • 'Joker' star Marc Maron says media debate over 'Joker' is 'trying to provoke violence'
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    'Joker' star Marc Maron says media debate over 'Joker' is 'trying to provoke violence'

    Marc Maron has said movies can't be blamed for real-life violence, and focus on the movie's has lead to people fearing potential incidents in theatres.

  • 'Joker' director reveals 'hurdles' he faced making it R-rated film as final trailer lands
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    'Joker' director reveals 'hurdles' he faced making it R-rated film as final trailer lands

    Persuading family-orientated major studios to make adult-rated superhero movies is every bit as tricky as you might think.

  • 'Joker' star Marc Maron further slams comic book fans who he called 'grown male nerdchilds'
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    'Joker' star Marc Maron further slams comic book fans who he called 'grown male nerdchilds'

    Actor, comedian and podcaster don Marc Maron has doubled down on his assessment of the more militant end of comic book movie fandom.

  • Macaulay Culkin opens up about Michael Jackson and his abusive relationship with his father
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    Macaulay Culkin opens up about Michael Jackson and his abusive relationship with his father

    Macaulay Culkin has spoken about the 'mental and physical' abuse he suffered at the hands of his father when he was growing up in the movie business.