Newswire: Candace Cameron Bure lays down her burdens and leaves The View

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Candace Cameron Bure—who cohosted at the right hand of Jesus, the lamp under the bushel of The View’s current events chatfest—announced today that she is leaving the daytime series after two seasons, believing it is a load that has simply become too heavy to bear any longer. “I tried to be Superwoman, but I’m gonna not try anymore,” Bure said, citing the stressful obligations of juggling the daytime talk show with her commitments to both Netflix’s Fuller House and the Hallmark Channel, which have seen her crisscrossing the globe on a desperate mission to ensure the world is not deprived of mawkish sentimentality for a single hour.

There’s also the incredible strain it puts on her kids and her husband, whom—as Whoopi Goldberg uncomfortably notes—Bure would probably like some time to have sex with. Christ almighty. It is far too goddamn early …

The Netflix documentary series ‘Captive’ takes a gripping look at hostage crises across the globe

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“Captive,” a documentary series premiering Friday on Netflix, aims to be the fact-based version of one of those taut suspense thrillers starring Liam Neeson. Each of the show’s eight episodes tells the story of a different hostage crisis, dramatizing tense, high-stakes negotiations through a combination…

Newswire: St. Vincent wrote the score for Kristen Stewart’s short film

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Cool person St. Vincent—also known as Annie Clark—has announced that she wrote the score for fellow cool person Kristen Stewart’s short film. The narrative piece called “Come Swim” will premiere at Sundance, and is described in its official synopsis from the festival as “a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.” Stewart, who makes her directorial debut with the project from Refinery29’s Shatterbox Anthology, also wrote the screenplay.

I composed the soundtrack for Kristen Stewart’s new short film Come Swim, which is also premiering at Sundance! https://t.co/ZE7rUmO206

— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) December 6, 2016

The tabloid angle on this collaboration is that Clark and Stewart are indeed in a relationship, but also they are just two talented ladies whose aesthetics seem to match up perfectly.

[via Pitchfork]

‘ET’ Casting Director Reveals How Steven Spielberg Launched Her Career (Video)

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Veteran casting director Marci Liroff credits “E.T.” director Steven Spielberg with giving her her first big break in the industry.

“The producers of ‘Footloose’ were at a restaurant, and they ran into Steven Spielberg and they asked him who cast this movie, and rather than saying my boss — I did the movie with him — he said me,” Liroff said at TheWrap’s Breaking Into the Business event on Wednesday night.

Liroff was then brought on to cast the 1984 movie that launched the career of Kevin Bacon. She would go on to cast such films as “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Pretty in Pink,” “The Iron Giant,” “The Spitfire Grill,” “Untamed Heart” and “Mean Girls.”

Also Read: ‘E.T.’ 30th Anniversary: Its Magic Still Resonates

Actress/writer Katie Nehra and casting director Marci Liroff (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

“At that point I realized, ‘Hey I can do this on my own,’” she said. Liroff went on to establish her own casting company, Marci Liroff Casting in 1983.

Liroff said she also owes a debt to the “E.T.” producers who recognized her work on the project and fought to give her credit, against her boss’s wishes.

Also Read: Lost ‘E.T.’ Atari Video Game Cartridges Discovered in New Mexico

“The producers of ‘E.T.’ gave me on-screen billing, which I hadn’t been getting. I was there for five years, casting all these movies and not getting actual billing,” she said of her time working at Fenton-Feinberg Casting. “They asked my boss to give me billing, and he said no. But they went ahead and did it anyway.”

“That put me on the map,” she said. “That’s Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.”

Liroff shared her experience with college students at “Breaking Into the Business Live,” a part of the larger CollegeWrap initiative that seeks to empower a new generation looking for their first big industry break.

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Killer Kroc: Michael Keaton Q&A On Playing ‘The Founder’

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EXCLUSIVE: At a time when the Best Actor aspirants are elbowing for position, watch out for Michael Keaton. A fixture in the last two Best Picture Oscar winners Birdman and Spotlight, Keaton this year arrives in the John Lee Hancock-directed The Founder. He plays Ray Kroc, who in his 50s evolved from a failing milkshake equipment salesman to the entrepreneur whose efforts led to there being a Golden Arches on what seems like every major thoroughfare, the world over…

Mick Jagger Fatherhood News Is ‘Deeply Disturbing,’ Author Tony Parsons Says

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Mick Jagger probably shouldn’t expect Tony Parsons to send a present for his newborn son.

“Man and Boy” author and British journalist Parsons hate-tweeted in the Rolling Stones singer’s direction on Thursday, after news broke that Jagger had become a father for the eighth time, at age 73.

Calling the news “disturbing,” Parsons also snarkily insinuated that Jagger is a cradle robber.

Also Read: Mick Jagger Welcomes 8th Child at Age 73

“Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29,” Parsons wrote. “How can this possibly work? She’s far too old for him.”

Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29. How can this possibly work? She’s far too old for him.

– Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) December 8, 2016

News broke Thursday that Jagger’s girlfriend, 29-year-old ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick, had given birth to a boy, bringing the “Satisfaction” singer’s offspring count to eight.

Also Read: Rolling Stones Lash Out at Donald Trump (Again) Over Song Use

“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” a spokeswoman for Jagger told TheWrap in a statement on Thursday. “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”

Apparently Parsons didn’t get the same statement.

Jagger, who turned 73 in July, has seven other children, the oldest being daughter Karis Hunt Jagger, age 45. He and his ex-girlfriend Jerry Hall have four children, including son James, who starred in HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl,” which Jagger executive-produced.

Also Read: Kristen Stewart Hits the Road in New Rolling Stones Music Video

The singer also has five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Jagger and Hamrick have been dating since 2014.

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Odds And Sods: Jeepers! Watch A.V. Club kids open up our favorite Gift Guide items

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It’s that time of year again. Santa will soon be stealthily sneaking down chimneys across the globe, bringing everyone presents galore. But the presents we pop-culture-savvy adults might want aren’t necessarily the presents that pop-culture-savvy kiddos might be interested in. At least, that’s the lesson we learn every year when we ask Onion Inc. kids to come in and tear through some of our favorite Gift Guide selections. As you’ll see in the video, the results range from befuddlement to misplaced excitement, all spiced up by a relative interest in wrapping paper. It’s all very cute, and don’t worry: We placated the kids’ Santa frenzy with Toys R Us gift cards after they finished shooting. We’re not grinches.

‘Strike Back’ Reboot Gets Series Order By Cinemax & Sky, Sets Core Cast

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Strike Back is back. A new incarnation of the popular action series with new characters and a new cast has been greenlighted by Cinemax and Sky to film in 2017. Alin Sumarwata, Aussie Daniel MacPherson, Roxanne McKee and Warren Brown are set to star in the new season of the show — its sixth overall and fifth on Cinemax — from the franchise’s executive producer Andy Harries of Left Bank Pictures.
I hear Harries — who was behind the original season-long Strike Back on Sky…

Meet the film director helping Dudamel paint the story of ‘The Creation’ inside Disney Hall

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Alberto Arvelo is used to hiring composers to set music to his films. The Venezuelan director’s most recent feature, “Libertador,” employed none other than Gustavo Dudamel — in his debut film score — for that task.

The roles were reversed, however, on Arvelo’s new assignment: setting film to Dudamel-led…

Newswire: Hylian hipsters can get the Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time soundtrack on vinyl

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Whether or not The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time is a good game might be up for debate, but even the rare Nintendo fan who isn’t easily swayed by nostalgia can probably admit that it had a really fun soundtrack. Now, to celebrate the music of Ocarina Of Time, a group called Materia Collective (which is a reference to a different game) has teamed up with funky video game merchandise store iam8bit for a new vinyl version of the Ocarina soundtrack. Titled Hero Of Time, the album will feature Koji Kondo’s original score re-recorded by a 64-piece orchestra—because the original was a Nintendo 64 game.

This comes from IGN, which says pre-orders for the special vinyl set will open on December 9, and the actual thing will be available early next year. IGN also has preview images of the art, which was done by a guy …

AFI Awards: Best Of 2016 Film List Includes ‘Silence’, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ & More

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The American Film Institute has unveiled its annual AFI Movies of the Year list, which is heavy on Paramount films including the latest comer to the awards-season race, Martin Scorsese’s Silence. Its campaigners have been ramping up getting Scorsese’s passion pic screened for voters, and it secures a spot here for its director who was a previous recipient of the AFI Live Achievement Award.
Also in the mix in AFI’s list of 10 are Paramount’s Arrival, the cerebral sci-fi…

‘Zootopia’ Joins ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ on AFI Top 10 of 2016

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Walt Disney’s “Zootopia” marks a rare but not unprecedented animated film to make the American Film Institute’s annual list of top film and television shows, which was announced Thursday out of Los Angeles.

The Jason Bateman-voiced project joins awards front-runners like “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Arrival” as the institute’s picks for 10 best features of the year.

Rounding out the top film pics were “Sully,” “Hell or High Water,” Hacksaw Ridge,” “Manchester by The Sea,” Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” and “Fences.”

Also Read: Diane Keaton to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

Noticeably absent from the list are awards players like “Loving,” the Jeff Nichols film about America’s interracial marriage ban, “Hidden Figures,” about African American women in the space program and the multi-generational drama “20th Century Women.”

On the TV side, the AFI honored Netflix’s buzzy royal drama “The Crown” and its sci-fi phenomenon “Stranger Things.” NBC’s juggernaut “This Is Us” also ranked (as the lone broadcast show), joined by FX’s Donald Glover vehicle “Atlanta” and — naturally — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and its quiet true-crime limited series “The Night Of.”

A glaring omission in that field is the pricey fan-favorite “Westworld,” also set up at HBO, which sees an all-star cast contemplate artificial intelligence and humanity at an adult amusement park set in the future.

Also Read: New ‘Westworld’ Fan Theory Suggests Show Is Leaving Real-Life Clues

“The Americans,” “The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Better Call Saul,” and “Veep” round out the TV list.

A special recognition was given to “O.J.: Made in America,” the ambitious and critically beloved docuseries from ESPN.

The isolated honor comes at an interesting time, as the industry ponders if  a doc like “OJ” should be counted as TV or film (it’s nearly 8 hours in length, and had both theatrical and TV rollouts).  This special award would seem to sidestep that debate.

Read the full list:

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by The Sea”
“Moonlight”
“Silence”
“Sully”
“Zootopia”

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
“The Americans”
“Atlanta”
“Better Call Saul”
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Night Of”
“The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”
“Veep”

AFI SPECIAL AWARD
“O.J.: Made in America”

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AFI Awards: TV Honorees Heavy On Freshmen; ‘This Is Us’ Lone Network Show

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FX and HBO have landed three shows apiece on the American Film Institute’s annual list of the year’s 10 best TV shows, which again is heavy with first-year programs. Netflix snagged a pair of slots, and 0nly one broadcast network program, NBC’s breakout drama This Is Us, made the cut — down from two Big 4 shows last year.

Five other first-year programs also made the 2016 AFI Awards list: Netflix freshmen The Crown and Stranger Things, HBO’s new The Night Of and FX’s…

AT&T Vice Chairman Ralph de la Vega To Retire

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Surprising news from AT&T today: It says that Vice Chairman Ralph de la Vega will retire at year end.
The Cuba-born exec was an early proponent of wireless connectivity, and famously forged a deal with Apple’s Steve Jobs that gave AT&T first crack at offering the iPhone.
Recently he has led AT&T’s charge for what’s known as the Internet of Things — wireless connections to devices other than phones and tablets.
The telco has tapped AT&T Mexico CEO Thaddeus Arroyo to…