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Anne Frank Virtual Reality Film Planned

Anne Frank Virtual Reality Film Planned
hollywoodreporter.com — by Seth Abramovitch A new virtual reality film will take audiences where they never expected to go: directly inside Anne Frank's attic in 1942. The project, Anne, was announced on Tuesday in an eyebrow-raising press release touting how the technology will allow viewers to be "immersed in the presence of Anne Frank" and other inhabitants of the secret Amsterdam annex that hid them from the Nazis during World War II.

Will Ferrell's 'Reagan' Script: The Actual Story of the Alzheimer's Comedy

Will Ferrell's 'Reagan' Script: The Actual Story of the Alzheimer's Comedy
hollywoodreporter.com — News that Will Ferrell optioned Reagan as a starring vehicle - it's a spec comedy script in which a dementia-addled Ronald Reagan is led to believe he's an actor playing the president - has set off a firestorm of controversy.

Saturday Night Live Paying Freelancers $100 Per Joke

Saturday Night Live Paying Freelancers $100 Per Joke
gawker.com — Did you know Saturday Night Live pays freelancers $100 per joke for Weekend Update? You can't just tie them to a rock and hurl them through an 8th floor window of Rockefeller Center, however.

Royal Wedding Had 3,300 More Cops on the Streets Than Riots

Royal Wedding Had 3,300 More Cops on the Streets Than Riots
gawker.com — Reporting on the U.K. riots, Sky News said that 1,700 police officers were deployed, contrasted with 5,000 assigned to the Royal Wedding. In the meantime, the British Monarchy's official Twitter and Facebook feeds remain silent on the unrest.

The Art of Getting a Hollywood Prop Into a D.C. Museum

The Art of Getting a Hollywood Prop Into a D.C. Museum
hollywoodreporter.com — Getting your pop-culture artifact into the Smithsonian depends on a few factors - including what it's made of. "We try not to collect too much plastic because it's a new material and it deteriorates badly," says Valeska Hilbig of the National Museum of American History, which recently rejected a famous movie prop for that reason.

Scientology leader David Miscavige threatens to sue over father’s tell-all

Scientology leader David Miscavige threatens to sue over father’s tell-all
businessinsider.com — Lawyers for David Miscavige are mounting an eleventh-hour attempt at preventing the publication of a new tell-all about the Church of Scientology leader. The author is Miscavige's own father, Ron Miscavige. As first reported by Scientology observer Tony Ortega on his website, London-based publisher Silvertail Books has received a letter from Johnsons Solicitors, a powerful law firm "with a strong reputation for its expertise ...

Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All

Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All
hollywoodreporter.com — Lawyers for David Miscavige are mounting an eleventh-hour attempt at preventing the publication of a new tell-all about the Church of Scientology leader. The author is Miscavige's own father, Ron Miscavige.

Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All

Scientology Leader David Miscavige Threatens to Sue Over Father's Tell-All
hollywoodreporter.com — by Seth Abramovitch Lawyers for David Miscavige are mounting an eleventh-hour attempt at preventing the publication of a new tell-all about the Church of Scientology leader. The author is Miscavige's own father, Ron Miscavige.

The Prince Dictionary: 10 Words Made Up by the Musician and What They Mean

The Prince Dictionary: 10 Words Made Up by the Musician and What They Mean
hollywoodreporter.com — Not merely a genius musician, Prince was a hugely gifted and evocative lyricist, able in the space of one album to oscillate from the vulgar to the sublime, the political to the playful. He credited Joni Mitchell, a major influence, with teaching him how to incorporate colors in his lyrics - so it's the "Big Yellow Taxi" singer to whom we can credit "Purple Rain."

Prince Dead: Legendary Artist Found at Studio

Prince Dead: Legendary Artist Found at Studio
hollywoodreporter.com — by Seth Abramovitch and Erik Hayden Legendary artist Prince was found dead at his recording studio in Minnesota early on Thursday, according to TMZ. He was 57. No further information was immediately available. His reps have not yet responded to a request for comment and local authorities have not commented.
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May 04, 2016

RT @jim_newell: the swiftness with which Ari Fleischer is selling out has been the best part of the last 24 hours pic.twitter.com/BNxGV0TauP

May 04, 2016

GREAT story on Britney Spears' glass prison in @nytimes ... But they do not delve deeply enough into father-daughter dynamic

May 04, 2016

RT @Matthaber: Attorney named Andrew M Wallet tracks Spears' "most mundane purchases, from a drink at Starbucks to a song on iTunes"https:/nytimes.com/2016/05/08/art…t.co/WdaYy6mfuU

May 03, 2016

Little known fact, Ted Cruz is a big Damien Hirst collector twitter.com/rachelzarrell/…


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