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Recent Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among the 397 individuals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Tuesday that the class of invitees includes 71 Oscar nominees and 15 winners. Actors invited this year include Anya Taylor-Joy, Jessie Buckley, Gaby Hoffman, “Belfast” co-stars Jamie Dornan and Caitríona Balfe, as well as  Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee, co-stars of “The Power of the Dog.” Each year the academy invites a new batch of entertainment professionals to join the organization. Should the invitees accept, they will be able to cast votes for the 95th Oscars. The 95th Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on March 12, 2023.

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In the new documentary “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Gellar examine how despite the odds, the song managed to take on a life of its own after starting as a studio reject thanks, in varying degrees, to Bob Dylan, John Cale, Jeff Buckley and Shrek. Yes, Shrek. Now, four decades after its initial recording, it’s downright ubiquitous, a regular feature in movies, television shows, and singing competitions around the world. The expansive film charts Cohen's career and spiritual journey as well as the life of the song outside of him. “Hallelujah," rated PG-13, opens in select theaters Friday July 1.

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Chris Pratt’s respect for people serving in the U.S. military runs deep, so much so that he uses veterans in his new Amazon series, “The Terminal List.'' In the 2013 movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” Pratt played a SEAL team member. To prepare for the role, he shadowed Navy SEAL Jared Shaw who became one of his best friends. Shaw introduced Pratt to the book “The Terminal List” by Jack Carr. Pratt then adapted the book into the TV series that also stars Taylor Kitsch, Constance Wu and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Former military members appear on screen and work behind-the-scenes. Shaw is an associate producer and has a role in the show. "The Terminal List'' debuts July 1.

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The top 10 books on the Apple Store for week ending 6/19/2022

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Bond has been set for “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle on charges he laundered more than half a million dollars. A federal judge in South Carolina on Monday set a $250,000 secured bond for Antle. Prosecutors said he would be released Tuesday and required to stay at his wildlife park near Myrtle Beach. Federal authorities say Antle and one of his employees laundered $505,000 over a four-month period by doling out checks from businesses they controlled. They each face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Antle also faces more than a dozen charges in Virginia including animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking.

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Television actor Mary Mara has died in an apparently accidental drowning in upstate New York. Police say the 61-year-old Mara was found Sunday in the St. Lawrence River near Cape Vincent close to the Canadian border. Police say that an official cause of death is still pending but that there were no signs of foul play. She appeared on shows including “Ray Donovan,” “Dexter” and “ER” in a career that spanned more than 30 years. Her earliest acting credit is the 1989 movie “The Preppie Murder.” The New York native worked regularly ever since in a combination of repeat characters in some shows and appearances in others.

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Listened to any good television shows lately? If you’re glued to a scripted podcast drama you may be auditioning a potential TV series. The trend is a result of Hollywood’s demand for small-screen material and a growing appreciation for podcast fiction. Dramatizations of fact-based podcasts such as “WeCrashed" and “The Thing About Pam” have become TV staples. But fiction born on podcast platforms is gaining traction. Some established TV producers see podcasting as a way to test a drama's worthiness for a second life on screen. The production company behind “Law & Order” has a podcast crime drama in development as a TV series.

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Many observers expected the Jan. 6 committee hearings would be nothing more than reruns, but they've proven much more. They've revealed a storyteller's eye, with focus and clarity, an understanding of how news is digested these days and strong character development. The Republican House leadership's decision to walk away from the examination into former President Donald Trump's effort to stay in office essentially allowed the committee to structure it the way it wanted. The committee has kept a tight grip on the message, and the myriad ways that it is delivered after the hearings are concluded each day.

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Songwriter Kenneth “Ken” Williams, who wrote or co-wrote hundred of tunes for a vast array of performers, including Donny Hathaway, The Four Tops and Peaches & Herb, including The Main Ingredient’s hit “Everybody Plays the Fool,” has died. He was 83. Williams, along with Rudy Clark and J.R. Bailey penned the-now classic song “Everybody Plays the Fool,” originally recorded in 1972 and covered by numerous artists. In recent years, Williams’ output has been sampled by artists like Alicia Keys and Lil’ Wayne. In 2004, “You Don’t Know My Name” recorded by Keys won a Grammy and so did Williams since it sampled a 1975 song co-written by Williams.

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This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Imagine Dragons, the reuniting of “Home Improvement” sitcom buddies Tim Allen and Richard Karn for “More Power” and the return of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as unlikely crime-solving New York City neighbors in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.” The biggest new movie streaming this week is “The Princess,” coming to Hulu on July 1, starring Joey King as a royal who refuses to marry her intended. And Ken Burns adds his heft to “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness,” which gives a voice to young people with mental health conditions and those in their lives.

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As a freshman, Nina has a crush on her English teacher. “The Most Precious Substance on Earth” by Shashi Bhat wastes no time with introductions or context. It’s all there in the universality of Nina’s hyper-specific experiences, like developing a fascination with the occult or eating Timbits or googling the Hindu gods and goddesses her parents pray to. When Nina finds herself back in the classroom as a Grade 9 teacher, there’s a clear parallel between high school and adulthood. Donna Edwards of The Associated Press says Bhat's novel is both profound and meaningless, a slice of life that will ring eerily true.

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In “Outside,” four old college friends who haven’t seen each other for a year or more go hunting together on the wild moors of Iceland. When a blizzard strikes, they take refuge in a derelict cabin. Inside, they find a man with a shotgun sitting in a corner, refusing to speak a single word. As the storm rages, the four grow increasingly frightened. And gradually, they learn that maybe they aren’t such good friends after all. Associated Press reviewer Bruce DeSilva says Ragnar Jonasson, author of eight previous thrillers, does a fine job of setting the scene, developing his characters, and keeping readers in suspense.

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Queen Elizabeth II has traveled to Scotland and attended a ceremony as part of a week of traditional events. The 96-year-old monarch has curtailed her public appearances in recent months because of ongoing problems in moving around. She took part Monday in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The tradition sees the monarch handed the keys to the city and welcomed to her “ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland.” The visit comes three weeks after the Platinum Jubilee, which marked the monarch’s 70 years on the throne.

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“Elsewhere,” the new novel from Alexis Schaitkin, transports readers to a mysterious mountain town where mothers occasionally vanish, a fact of life residents call an “affliction.” It’s best described as a dark fairy tale, writes Associated Press reviewer Rob Merrill, with elements of the supernatural, but with something very real to say about a topic all readers can relate to in one way or another — motherhood. Merrill says the book is best savored and it is brief, just 223 pages, but filled with memorable lines. "Elsewhere" is on sale Tuesday.

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Celebrities having birthdays during the week of July 3-9 include drummer Ringo Starr, rapper 50 Cent and “This Is Us” actor Milo Ventimiglia. Talk show host Montel Williams turns 66, country singer Toby Keith hits 61 and musician Robbie Robertson reaches 79. Celebrities born on Independence Day include reality star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from “Jersey Shore,” TV personality Geraldo Rivera and singer John Waite. During the week, musician Huey Lewis turns 72, actor Kelly McGillis hits 65 and actor Anjelica Huston turns 71. Those celebrities turning 60 during the week include actor Thomas Gibson of “Criminal Minds,” actor Tom Cruise and singer Joan Osborne.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs spoke about his own dream like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while accepting the highest honor at the BET Awards. The music mogul said his “new dream” involves Black people being free and unified after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Combs' honor comes on the night when a few other big stars Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Jazmine Sullivan strongly criticized the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strip away women’s constitutional protection for abortion. Silk Sonic came away with two awards including album of the year for “An Evening with Silk Sonic.”

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Kenzo’s designer, Nigo, found his groove for his sophomore collection at the LVMH-owned house, drawing vibrant parallels with house founder Kenzo Takada. Nigo has made history as the first Japanese designer to front the house since Takada, who died in 2020. Funky scarves, a take on a Boy Scout styles, morphed into colored lapels on suits that riffed on uniform. A bright yellow patch-loaded waistcoat had an African vibrancy and mixed with Breton striped scarves, nautical themes and Asian cross-over styles in jackets. But it was the quirkiness and humor that defined spring-summer in this strong show.

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We may not talk about Bruno, but we can see Mirabel, live and in person. Mirabel, the star of the animated hit Disney film, “Encanto,” made her in-person debut on Sunday at Walt Disney World in Florida. Character performers portraying Mirabel are part of a procession that moves through the Magic Kingdom park throughout the day. The “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade” procession also includes the characters of Miguel from the film, “Coco,” as well as Nick and Judy from the film, “Zootopia.”“Encanto” won the Oscar for best animated feature film at this year’s Academy Awards.  The film produced the hit song, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”

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Paul McCartney has wowed fans at the Glastonbury Festival  with a 2½-hour concert that included Beatles hits and big-name guest stars. The 80-year-old musician treated the huge crowd to Beatles classics like “Get Back,” “Hey Jude,” “Blackbird” and “Let it Be,” along with solo hits including “Live and Let Die” and “Band on the Run.” He was joined onstage by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and rock icon Bruce Springsteen. McCartney also paid tribute to late bandmates George Harrison and John Lennon during the emotional show. McCartney was due to play the southwest England festival two years ago, but the 2020 and 2021 editions were both scuttled by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mishael Morgan of “The Young and the Restless” won as lead drama actress, becoming the first Black actor to win in a lead category at the Daytime Emmys. The 35-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago plays Amanda Sinclair on the CBS soap. John McCook of CBS' “The Bold and the Beautiful” won as lead actor, his first victory at age 78 after three previous nominations. “General Hospital” won five trophies, including daytime drama series at the 49th annual ceremony. The awards returned in person with full capacity for the first time in three years.

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In the twilight of his music directorship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti candidly outlined his legacy and implored musicians to remember his instruction on Giuseppe Verdi’s operas: use the 19th century scores without altered notes. He urged them to reject modern directorial concepts seeking relevance. “In 20 to 30 years, when everything will collapse, you will say maybe Muti was right,” the 80-year-old Italian conductor said. He adds in an interview with The Associated Press: “These operas are in the hands many times of stage directors who with some exceptions are destroying the opera.”

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Flowers, art, and Dior’s world-famous ateliers collided on Friday at Paris Fashion Week for a sweet-smelling explosion of creativity. The show was an homage to late British painter Duncan Grant and celebrated member of London’s Bloomsbury Group, who died in 1978. At Paul Smith a fresh and sensitive wardrobe awaited guests at the spring show in the southeast of Paris. Layering and optical plays were the themes of the season in looks that built on the British sartorial master’s bread-and-butter of color, florals and suited looks. Junya Watababe put out an urban yet soft display for his eponymous brand Friday.

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The FBI raided a Florida art museum on Friday and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat following questions about their authenticity. Orlando Museum of Art spokeswoman Emilia Bourmas-Fry says they were complying with a warrant from the FBI for access to the ‘Heroes and Monsters’ exhibit, which is now in the government’s possession. She added that no one on the museum’s staff has been arrested. According to a search warrant, federal art crimes investigators have been looking into the 25 paintings since shortly after their discovery in 2012. The controversy gained more attention shortly after the Orlando exhibit opened in February.

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The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial has made a jury’s multimillion-dollar award official. Judge Penney Azcarate entered a written order Friday for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a domestic abuse victim in a 2018 op-ed piece she wrote. The judge entered a judgment order into the court record after a brief hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court. She also ordered Depp to pay Heard $2 million, the jury’s award on her counterclaim that she was defamed by one of Depp’s lawyers. The order was a formality after the jury announced its verdict June 1.

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Celebrities including Viola Davis, Bette Midler and Stephen King reacted with sorrow and frustration after the Supreme Court on Friday voted 5-3 to overturn Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. Aisha Tyler called it a “dark day in American history” and Alyssa Milano says the ruling will have “deadly consequences.” Many also pointed to Thursday ruling by the court to overturn a gun-permitting law in New York, with Andy Cohen writing: “Guns for everybody and no reproductive rights. Twisted.” Many also urged followers to vote, like Henry Winkler and Jeremy Jordan.

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Two members of a loose-knit group of dissident artists have been sentenced to prison in Cuba. The prosecutor’s office said Friday that Maikel Castillo was sentenced to nine years for attacks and defamation against the country’s institutions while Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara got five years for insulting national symbols. Both were involved with the so-called San Isidro Movement that had attracted unusually wide support among prominent Cuban artists. Castillo helped compose the Latin Grammy-winning song “Patria y Vida” — or “Fatherland and Life." Its twist on the Communist Party slogan “Fatherland or Death! made it a sort of opposition anthem.

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Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp were at a bit of a career crossroads when they manifested Marcel, a one-inch-tall seashell with a tiny voice and a big heart. Their short film went viral in 2010, and Hollywood came calling. It was anything but an easy or straightforward path to the big screen, however. In the 12 years since that moment of inspiration, Slate and Fleischer-Camp were married and divorced. And they’d quickly come to realize that what they wanted out of a Marcel movie and what the big Hollywood studios wanted were very different things.

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He may have died in November, but Virgil Abloh lives on at Paris Fashion Week in a high-energy runway spectacular for Louis Vuitton menswear. A Black marching band gave a rousing performance on a surreal yellow brick road installation inside the Louvre Thursday, while rapper Kendrick Lamar performed a live ode to the American fashion star who was Vuitton’s menswear designer from 2018 until his death. Elsewhere, at Issey Miyake, eye-popping hues inspired by flowers and vases, models mingled with performers inside the newly renovated La Poste du Louvre for an unusual and sensitive showcase of fashion designs through dance.

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How does Rick Astley handle one of his songs being part of the biggest internet meme of all time? He rolls with it, obviously. He says he's “ever so grateful for it.” ”Never Gonna Give You Up" turns 35 this year and is still very much alive, buoyed by a second chapter as a gentle joke wherein someone baits you with an enticing online link, which points instead to the video for this 1987 dance-pop smash. Thirty-five years later, Astley is still singing it, this summer on tour with New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, and En Vogue for the 57-date “The Mixtape Tour 2022.”

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A memoir by Chelsea Manning will come out this fall. The book is titled “README.txt,” and it's scheduled for release Oct. 18. Manning’s book was first announced in 2019 but did not have a title or release date. The former intelligence analyst served seven years in a military prison for leaking a trove of documents to WikiLeaks before President Barack Obama commuted the remainder of her 35-year sentence in 2017. Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced the title and release date.

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James Burrows loves sitcoms, and he should. He’s directed more than 1,000 episodes of TV sitcoms, including TV favorites such as “Friends”, “Cheers”, Will & Grace”, and the pilot episodes for “Frasier”, “Two and a Half Men”, “The Big Bang Theory,” and more, which sets the tone for the series going forward. He has written a new book called “Directed by James Burrows” which details his experience working on many of the TV series that audiences know and love, including anecdotes and even career tactics for budding directors. “Directed by James Burrows” is out now.

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“MJ,” the hit-filled Broadway musical about the King of Pop, got a huge bump at the box office after nabbing four Tony Awards and getting valuable exposure in front of millions during its electric telecast performance. The Michael Jackson show may have lost the best new musical crown to “A Strange Loop,” but it won the best actor in a musical trophy for Myles Frost and pulled in $1,661,000 during the week after the Tonys. That was the biggest box office jump last week on Broadway and a new high for the show. “MJ” plans a national tour kicking off in Chicago in July 2023.

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For the first major collection of Paris Fashion Week’s menswear season, Givenchy’s models walked on water. A giant font filled with milky-white water and frothing mist in the courtyard of the Ecole Militaire served as a fluid runway where models, often bare-chested and in waterproof footwear, stomped and splashed toward a blinding set light. Matthew M. Williams clearly wanted to make a splash in his first standalone menswear show since being appointed in 2020. But did the American designer dive deep enough? Here are some highlights of Wednesday’s spring-summer 2023 shows:

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James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical “Hair,” which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90. Friend and publicist Merle Frimark says Rado died Tuesday night in New York City of cardio respiratory arrest. “Hair,” which has story and lyrics by Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, was the first rock musical on Broadway, the first Broadway show to feature full nudity and the first to feature a same-sex kiss. “Hair” made possible other rock musicals like “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Rent.”

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Actor Marlee Matlin, director Jason Reitman and producer Jason Blum are joining the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Wednesday that they are among the 12 Hollywood professionals who have been elected to the board for the first time. Others joining include cinematographer Dion Beebe, casting director Richard Hicks and marketing and public relations executive Megan Colligan. Each of the academy’s 17 branches are represented by three governors who help set and guide the strategy for the academy and manage its financial health.

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Italian news reports say a judge has ruled that Academy-Award-winning film director Paul Haggis should remain under detention in his hotel while prosecutors continue to investigate a woman's allegations that he had sex with her over two days without her consent. Corriere della Sera and Italian news agencies said Judge Vilma Gilli issued the decision on Wednesday evening after several hours of a hearing. Earlier Haggis' lawyer, Michele Laforgia said his client at the judge's hearing reiterated his total innocence. Haggis was ordered on Sunday to stay detained in his guest residence in a farmhouse in the tourist town of Ostuni while the woman's allegations are investigated. He's under investigation for alleged aggravated sexual violence and aggravated personal injuries.

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Phones in serial killer movies are usually used by the deranged hunters to taunt the police or carefully tell victims how they’ll die. But in “The Black Phone” it’s the other way around, fitting for a horror-thriller that flips many of the genre’s formulas. Associated Press critic Mark Kennedy says what makes Scott Derrickson’s latest film stand out is perfectly capturing the often raw ’70s and an utter respect for the world of kids. Every adult is either dismissive and distant — or downright murderous. At its center is the fraternity of teen victims and the bond between sister and brother. The R-rated film opens Friday.

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Baz Luhrmann directs Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in the new musical drama from Warner Bros. that follows the icon through his short life from his early days in Mississippi up through his residency in Las Vegas and descent into drugs and paranoia. AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr writes in her review that with “Elvis,” which arrives in theaters Friday, Luhrmann and Butler have created something gloriously messy — a maximalist opera of contradictions, styles, truths, myths, memories and headlines that doesn’t explain, apologize or concern itself with logic. “Elvis” is rated PG-13.

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Thousands of people are returning to England’s Glastonbury Festival as the five-day music and performing arts event reopened for the first time in three years. The festival didn't take place the last two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year is it's 50th anniversary. Organizers have 3,000 performers scheduled, including Billie Eilish, Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamar and Paul McCartney. McCartney’s weekend gig will make him, at age 80, the festival’s oldest solo headline performer. Festival-goers started lining up to enter the gates at Worthy Farm in Somerset, southwest England, early Wednesday. Many struggled to get to the site because the festival coincided with the largest rail strike that Britain has seen in decades.

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Civil trial jurors have found that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict Tuesday in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. The jury’s decision is a major legal defeat for the 84-year-old Cosby. It comes nearly a year after his Pennsylvania criminal conviction for sexual assault was thrown out and he was freed from prison. Cosby did not attend the Los Angeles trial. He has repeatedly denied Huth’s allegations that he forced her to perform a sex act at the mansion.

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New footage of former President Donald Trump and his inner circle taken both before and after Jan. 6, 2021, is now in the possession of the House committee investigating the deadly attack on the Capitol. The revelation of the never-before-seen footage came to light Tuesday amidst the committee’s public hearings. British filmmaker Alex Holder revealed on Twitter that he had complied with a congressional subpoena sent last week to turn over all the footage he shot in the final weeks of Trump's 2020 reelection campaign. He said he plans to go in for a deposition with lawmakers on Thursday.

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Diane Warren will finally be able to thank the Academy this November. The oft-nominated songwriter has been selected to receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards alongside directors Peter Weir and Euzhan Palcy. Actor Michael J. Fox will also be bestowed with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday. None have won an Oscar before.  The honorary Oscar statuette is intended to recognize, “Extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.” The Governors Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Nov. 19.