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‘Minding the Gap’ Wins Top Honor at Ida Documentary Awards

“Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu’s film about working-class Illinois skateboarders whose raucous lifestyle hides brutal family stories, has been named the best nonfiction film of 2018 at the International Documentary Association’s Ida Documentary Awards, which took place on the Paramount Studios lot on Saturday night.

Liu also received the Emerging Filmmaker Award, and he and Joshua Altman won the award for best editing.

Other craft awards went to “Distant Constellation” cinematographer Shevaun Mizrahi, “The Other Side of Everything” writer Mila Turajlić and, in a tie, “Bisbee ’17” composer Keegan DeWitt and “Hale Country This Morning, This Evening” composers Scott Alario, Forest Kelley and Alex Somers.

Also Read: 'Minding the Gap' Film Review: Powerful Doc Depicts Skateboarders In Transition to Adulthood

The award for the best music documentary also ended in a tie, between Steve Loveridge’s “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.” and Melissa Haizlip’s “Mr. Soul!”

In its first year,
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Fur Free Friday: Celebrities Back Call To End Cruel Fur Suffering

Ahead of Fur Free Friday, an international day of action on November 23, celebrities are speaking out against the “cruel” suffering of animals killed for the fur trade and backing calls by Animal Defenders International (Adi) to consign this brutal industry to the past.

Gemma Atkinson, who reached the Strictly Come Dancing final last year and formerly starred in Hollyoaks, said: “We can all make a difference by making fashion choices that are kind not cruel to the animals. Don’t contribute to the suffering and deaths of millions of animals – say no to fur, forever.”

Emily Deschanel, costar of the hit Us TV drama series Bones, said: “Fur looks best, and belongs, on animals not people. To end the horrific suffering of millions of animals we need to say no to fur – for good.”

Alexandra Paul, who starred as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the iconic TV series Baywatch, said: “I
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‘Bones’ Actor T. J. Thyne Signs With The Green Room

  • Deadline
T. J. Thyne, best known for his role as Dr. Jack Hodgins in Fox’s long-running series, Bones, has signed with The Green Room management company. Formally at Industry Entertainment, Thyne appeared in over 200 episodes alongside Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz from the shows premiere in 2005 to its finale last year.

Before landing Bones, Thyne recurred in the Showtime series Huff, My Wife and Kids, and WB’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off Angel. On the film front, he has appeared in indies like Jada Pinkett Smith’s The Human Contract and The Pardon opposite Jaime King.
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Stars Attend 2018 Farm Sanctuary On The Hudson Gala

Farm Sanctuary, the organization dedicated to combating the abuses of factory farming and encouraging a new awareness and understanding about farm animals last night hosted their 2018 Gala “Farm Sanctuary On the Hudson” in New York City.

Colbie Caillat Performs at Farm Sanctuary On the Hudson

Credit/Copyright: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Farm Sanctuary

The event, hosted by Bellamy Young honored Carol Leifer, Tracye McQuirter and Dr. Kristi Funk.

Special guest presenters include: Emily Deschanel, Sandra Lee, Michael C. Hall and Cyndi Lauper. Additional guests in attendance included Gene Baur, President Eric Adams(Brooklyn Borough President), Jennifer Coolidge, Joan Jett, Joe Gatto (Impractical Jokers), Willow Hand (model), and Loretta Swit. The evening featured music by Colbie Caillat and DJ Valida.

Founded in 1986, Farm Sanctuary works to change how our society views and treats farm animals through rescue, education and advocacy. The organization provides lifelong care for animals rescued from abuse
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TV News Roundup: Gal Gadot, Emily Deschanel Audition for Homer in ‘Simpsons’ Season 30 Clip (Watch)

  • Variety
In today’s TV News Roundup, Fox drops a clip from the first episode “The Simpsons” season 30 featuring Gal Gadot and Emily Deschanel.

First Looks

Bart takes a dare and ends up in the hospital in the 30th season premiere episode of “The Simpsons,” airing Sunday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on Fox. Celebrities making guest-voice appearances include Gal Gadot, Emily Deschanel, Jonathan Groff, Dave Attell and Pete Holmes.

The first trailer for “Star Trek: Short Treks ‘Runaway'” dropped Thursday. Rolling out in four stand-alone 10-15 minute shorts, the stories will dive deeper into the characters from “Star Trek: Discovery,” in anticipation of its return in 2019. “Runaway” will focus on Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) as she encounters an unexpected visitor.

Dates

Bravo Media’s four-part docu-series “Welcome to Waverly” will premiere a new episode every night at 10 p.m. Et/Pt from Monday, Oct. 22 to Thursday, Oct. 25. Set in Waverly,
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‘The Simpsons’: Gal Gadot Plays Herself In Season Premiere Episode ‘Bart’s Not Dead’ — Exclusive First Look

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‘The Simpsons’: Gal Gadot Plays Herself In Season Premiere Episode ‘Bart’s Not Dead’ — Exclusive First Look
The Simpsons” takes on the recent trend of religious films at the box office in the show’s Season 30 premiere, “Bart’s Not Dead.” The episode features several guest vocal stars, including “Wonder Woman’s” Gal Gadot. Scroll down below for a first look at Gadot, playing herself — auditioning for a role in “Bart’s Not Dead,” a religious film being spearhead by Ned Flanders (naturally) and Homer Simpson (really).

In the episode, which premieres Sunday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Et on Fox, Bart ends up in the hospital after taking a dare and jumping off the Springfield dam. At Homer’s urging, Bart claims he went to Heaven and met Jesus — and that attracts Christian producers to offer the Simpsons a movie deal, which they turn into the religious film “Bart’s Not Dead” (a riff on the real box office hit “God’s Not Dead”). Among the guests on the episode: Emily Deschanel,
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The Simpsons unveils 30th anniversary logo ahead of new season

With its record-breaking 30th season set to launch next weekend, Fox has unveiled a special anniversary logo to mark the the iconic animated sitcom’s latest milestone.

Created by Matt Groening, The Simpsons began life as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987, before spinning off into its own prime time animated series, the first episode of which – ‘Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire’ – premiered on December 17th 1989.

The season 30 premiere ‘Bart’s Not Dead’ will be the show’s 640th episode overall, and sees the Simpsons being offered a movie deal by Christian film producers after Bart lies about meeting Jesus following an accident that puts him in the hospital. Guest starring in the episode, which will air on Sunday, September 30th, are Gal Gadot, Emily Deschanel, Jonathan Groff, Pete Holmes and Dave Attell.

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‘The Simpsons’ Unveils 30th Anniversary Logo; Billy Eichner Set For Guest Role

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The Simpsons kicks off its record-breaking 30th season next week, and Fox is marking the milestone with a new anniversary logo. Check it out below.

In other news that likely would make Page 1 of The Springfield Shopper, Billy Eichner announced on social media today that he is doing a guest voice role for a Simpsons episode that will air in November.

Set to air on September, the Season 30 premiere episode “Bart’s Not Dead” features guest voice stars Gal Gadot, Emily Deschanel, Jonathan Groff, Dave Attell and Pete Holmes. It sees Bart (Nancy Cartwright) take a dare that ends up putting him in the hospital. To cover for himself and Homer (Dan Castellaneta), he says he went to heaven and met Jesus. Christian producers offer the Simpsons a movie deal, which Homer takes. But Bart can’t handle the guilt and comes clean to Marge (Julie Kavner) after the movie is finished.
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Carol Leifer To Be Honored At Farm Sanctuary On The Hudson Gala

Farm Sanctuary, the organization dedicated to combating the abuses of factory farming and the destruction to the planet and our health while encouraging a new awareness and understanding about farm animals, has announced that they will honor Carol Leifer, Tracye McQuirter and Kristi Funk, M.D. at the 2018 “Farm Sanctuary On the Hudson” Gala on Thursday, October 4th.

The evening hosted by actress Bellamy Young, will take place at Pier Sixty in New York City, and will feature a special performance by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Colbie Caillat.

Author, award-winning producer, actress and stand-up comedian Carol Leifer will be presented with the Animal Advocate Award for her courageous stand against animal cruelty and her commitment to being an animal advocate and vegan.

Tracye McQuirter, Mph, considered to be one of the most influential vegans in the country, will be presented with the Compassionate Vegan Living Award for her dedication to changing the way America eats,
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Perfect From The Start: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, And Their ‘Bones’ Chemistry

Seal Team, the CBS show starring David Boreanaz, will begin its second season next month. The show’s a hit so far, but it still has a long way to go to catch up to his previous series, Bones. Not only did that show run for 12 seasons, it’s still airing constantly on cable, and it’s [...]

The post Perfect From The Start: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, And Their ‘Bones’ Chemistry appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Thousands Sign Petition Calling For Pay Equity For Historically Female Crafts

Thousands Sign Petition Calling For Pay Equity For Historically Female Crafts
More than 3,300 industry figures, including Ava DuVernay, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and writer-producer Marta Kauffman and Rosanna Arquette, have signed a petition calling for gender pay equity in Hollywood’s historically female-dominated crafts.

Other signers include WGA West vice president Marjorie David, director Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Rachel Morrison – the first female cinematographer ever nominated for an Oscar – and actors Wanda Sykes, Martin Sheen, Don Cheadle, Mandy Moore, John C Reilly, Aisha Tyler, Joe Mantegna, Tim Matheson, Alfred Molina, Emily Deschanel, Sam Waterston and Wendi McLendon-Covey.

The petition was started by Reel Equity, a collective of film industry professionals and their allies, which says that Hollywood’s “long history of gender segregation and stereotyping – and a current culture of gender bias and sexual harassment in film and television production – affects the work opportunities available to members of these female-dominated crafts and how the industry values their contributions.”

An open letter accompanying the
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Bonnie-Jill Laflin Helps Raise Funds For Animal Charity

Bonnie-Jill Laflin joined forces with Napa-based charity Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (Jarr) at their annual wine auction on Saturday, July 29th to help raise much-needed funds for animals.

Bonnie-Jill Laflin Speaks At WineaPAWlooza

Credit/Copyright: Matthew Baum

Held at the Gamble Family Vineyards the event exceeded expectations and raised $1.4 million. Funds raised will help drive Jarr’s mission of building a state-of-the-art animal rescue, and sanctuary in the Napa Valley, fund programs and to disaster relief for animals.

Laflin emceed the star-studded pet parade led by Mr. Moo, a 200lb pot belly pig, and which also featured an array of adoptable dogs and a once homeless and now glamorous chihuahua called “Honey” adopted by local Kelly Carter of Alpha Omega Winery.

The evening included a two-hour grand tasting of the most sought-after wines in the valley, enticing plant-based bites created by Top Chef star, Chef Casey Thompson and a high-energy
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‘The Simpsons’: Gal Gadot and Netflix Boss Ted Sarandos Among Next Season’s Guest Stars

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Springfield and Chill? Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos will make an appearance, as himself, during the show’s upcoming Season 30.

Sarandos will show up in February as part of the episode “I’m Dancing as Fat as I Can.” He was one of several guest stars announced on Saturday at “The SimpsonsSan Diego Comic-Con panel.

The Simpsons” returns on September 30 with the episode “Bart’s Not Dead,” featuring guests Emily Deschanel, Gal Gadot, Dave Attell, Pete Holmes, and Jonathan Groff. (Deschanel and Gadot will play themselves on the episode.)

Tracy Morgan will appear in two different episodes: “May Way or the Highway to Heaven” (as himself) and “Baby You Can’t Drive My Car” (as Tow Truck Driver). Scott Thompson plays “Grady” and RuPaul is “Queen Chante” in the episode “Werking Mom,” while Billy Eichner plays “Billy” in the episode “Krusty the Clown.”

Other guests include Jane Lynch
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Bonnie-Jill Laflin to Emcee Pet Parade at Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch’s Yearly Fundraiser

Bonnie-Jill Laflin, well known as the first female NBA scout in history will emcee a rescued animal Pet Parade at the yearly fundraiser for {Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch} (Jarr), WineaPAWlooza.

An ardent animal lover, Laflin who is also a model, sportscaster (ESPN and Kcal CBS), a former cheerleader for the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys and star of VH1 reality TV show Basketball Wives, will introduce the special line up of goats, donkeys, pigs, dogs and other furry friends.

“As a passionate animal advocate, I am excited to be visiting the beautiful Napa Valley and partnering with Jameson Animal Rescue at WineaPAWlooza this year,” said Laflin, “I was in Napa when the horrific fires broke out and my heart was with all the animals that suffered through it all. I am proud to be helping raise awareness around animal disaster rescue.”

This year, the focus of the paddle raise,
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Fred Willard, Emily Deschanel and More Star in Hamilton's Catstravaganza, A Live 1-Night-Only Hollywood Mewsical

If you’ve been clawing your way tooth and nail to get Hamilton tickets… good news!

Hamilton’s Cats, a mewsical so good that cats don’t despise it, is hitting Hollywood for one night only, thanks to the star power of Fred Willard (Modern Family), Emily Deschanel (Bones), Wendi McClendon Covey (The Goldbergs), Mindy Sterling (Con Man), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds), Nicole Sullivan (Black-ish), Bethany Joy Lenz (Dexter), Elaine Hendrix (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll), Carla Jimenez (The Mick), Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars), Lori Alan (Sponge Bob Square Pants), Maiara Walsh (Switched at Birth) and Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, a 501c3 and the only 100% feral cat socialization facility in all of southern California.

Consistently scoring two unopposable thumbs up, Hamilton’s Cats tells the story of a small-town cat rescue that decides to put on the musical Cats as a fundraiser for their organization. Sadly, no one is interested
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Win Bones: Season 12 on DVD

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To mark the release of Bones: Season 12 on 19th June, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Bones picks up after last season’s dramatic finale where we find Hodgins (Tj Thyne) eight weeks into his rehabilitation and forced to navigate life in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) investigate the death of a public defender who had multiple defendants from previous cases with motives to kill her.

Brennan’s uncanny forensic skills help resolve even grislier cases, including a retirement home murder, a possible death by robot, and the slaying of a close friend. Along the way, family tragedy strikes and Booth lands in the crosshairs of a serial killer, and a former Jeffersonian accused of murder kidnaps Brennan, prompting a shocking move by Booth.

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Party for Pride + More L.A. Events Actors Should Check Out This Week

Summer is slowly creeping into L.A., which means festival season is upon us. No matter if you’re a foodie, music geek or simply love outdoor spectacles, there’s a festival for you. This week’s calendar offers a sampling of the best of what’s coming up, including cause-based comedy, a chance to show off your colors, and, yes, a few key fests worth checking out. So take a break from memorizing lines and schlepping around to casting calls and soak in some of what this city has to offer. Support tomorrow’s talent.Story Pirates is a group of comedians, actors, and improvisors who travel to schools and turn kids’ creative stories into live-action performances—no matter how wacky. On June 10, celebrity guests like Emily Deschanel and Daniel Franzese will join the Los Angeles-based troupe for its annual benefit performances. All proceeds help Story Pirates continue to
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Bones: David Boreanaz Will Be Returning to TV This Fall

Bones’ fans have been in mourning for the last few months. The popular Fox drama aired its final episode after making viewers laugh and cry for 12 seasons. Much of Bones success can be attributed to the excellent chemistry between its co-stars. Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, who played Temperance “Bones” Brennan and Seeley Booth, formed a strong friendship off screen that showed through on every episode of the classic series. When David Boreanaz was interviewed recently for “Entertainment Weekly,” he was not sure how quickly he would make a return to TV. Lucky for fans of Bones, he will be back on

Bones: David Boreanaz Will Be Returning to TV This Fall
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Bones: The Long Plan to Blow Up the Lab in the Series Finale

After 12 seasons, Bones went out with a bang last week. Recently, creator Hart Hanson spoke with Deadline about the Fox series finale.The long-running crime drama followed the partnership between Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel), a part-time novelist and a highly-skilled forensic anthropologist, and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). The cast also included Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Eric Millegan, Tamara Taylor, Michaela Conlin, John Francis Daley, Patricia Belcher, and David Greenman.Read More…
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Performer of the Week: David Giuntoli

Performer of the Week: David Giuntoli
The Performer | David Giuntoli

The Show | Grimm

The Episode | “The End” (March 31, 2017)

The Performance | Grimm‘s Nick Burkhardt has never been big with the emotions. Who has time, after all, when your Pacific Northwest hometown is continually under supernatural attack? So Giuntoli has had precious few opportunities over the series’ six seasons to let loose — in any way — and show us how Nick reacts when he has more than a few seconds to process huge emotional news.

With Friday’s series finale, though, the series made up for that. And its leading man proved he was more than equal to the task.
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