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Jared Leto tells ABC's Good Morning America that he "dove pretty deep" to find his Joker in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad. 

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Jared Leto tells ABC’s Good Morning America that he “dove pretty deep” to find his Joker in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad

It has already been reported that Leto refused to break character during the film, and sent his co-stars icky gifts like a dead pig, courtesy of “The Crown Prince of Crime.”

Leto’s process, while seemingly strange, was his way of paying tribute to what he calls “the role of a lifetime,” he explained.

The result is, “a sick, twisted, but I think very loveable Joker,” said the Oscar-winning actor.  “This character has been written about, acted, interpreted, reinterpreted, re-imagined for 75 years. So to be asked to take the baton and run with it was quite an honor and a responsibility.” 

A lot of work also went into “Mr. J’s” chilling laugh. Each actor who’s played the role has put his own spin on it, and Leto was no different.

“I remember walking the streets of New York, and in Toronto where we were shooting and I would just laugh out and see how people would react to it. And when I started honing in on this laugh, I realized it was the one where people would turn around and be like, “What the hell is that?!”

Suicide Squad, which also stars Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Will Smith, opens August 5.

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Meryl Street Thought She’d Age Out of Hollywood http://www.101gold.com/meryl-street-thought-shed-age-out-of-hollywood/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:00:48 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=708a287ee5e5e6334c15111f356bff3a Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesIt's hard to believe that Meryl Streep, who has received 11 of her 19 Academy Award nominations since she turned 40, ever doubted that she would continue to find roles as she got older. In an interview with WSJ Magazine follo...

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Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesIt’s hard to believe that Meryl Streep, who has received 11 of her 19 Academy Award nominations since she turned 40, ever doubted that she would continue to find roles as she got older.

In an interview with WSJ Magazine following the premier of her latest movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, Streep opened up about the age barriers for women in Hollywood that once seemed more impenetrable than now.

“I remember as I was hovering around 40, I thought each movie would be my last, really,” the highly decorated actress admitted. “And all the evidence of other 40-year-old women at that time — this is 27 years ago — would lead you to believe it was over.”

Streep, now 67, has defied those odds, and, in doing so, has helped to pave the way for many other actresses, though she notes she didn’t purposefully intend to do so. Instead, the work just kept coming.

On a certain level you don’t have any choice — you’re unhappy if you’re not doing it, so you’re compelled in a certain way. And if you’re lucky you can keep working,” she said.

Streep has certainly had that “luck,” but has nonetheless remained incredibly in touch with reality.

“But everybody has troughs and dismal times — every single person,” she added.

Streep also confessed that despite the recent popularity of social media memes featuring the actress, she laughed that she [doesn’t] even know what that [word] means.”

The memes, created by Instagram account Taste of Streep, show the actress posing with, and sometimes in, food.

“People have too much time on their hands,” Streep said of the pictures. “We need to create more jobs!

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The WWII Hero Who Never Fired a Shot: Trailer for “Hacksaw Ridge” http://www.101gold.com/the-wwii-hero-who-never-fired-a-shot-trailer-for-hacksaw-ridge/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:00:43 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=367603735b36041a15b3f67e55b0be4c Lionsgate(LOS ANGELES) -- The trailer for Oscar winning director Mel Gibson's WWII biopic Hacksaw Ridge has just debuted online, and promises a unique look at a unique World War II hero: Desmond Doss.
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Lionsgate(LOS ANGELES) — The trailer for Oscar winning director Mel Gibson’s WWII biopic Hacksaw Ridge has just debuted online, and promises a unique look at a unique World War II hero: Desmond Doss.

Like millions of American soldiers, Doss performed astounding feats of courage under fire — but Doss, played by Andrew Garfield — was the only G.I. to do so by refusing to even touch a firearm. 

While Doss believed the war was justified, as a devout Seventh Day Adventist, he was steadfastly against killing. Branded a coward by his fellow soldiers, Doss hit the beaches of Okinawa as a totally unarmed medic, and despite being wounded, ended up evacuating at least 75 of his wounded comrades by lowering them singlehandedly from an enemy-laden cliff. 

Doss became the first of only three conscientious objectors in history to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Hacksaw Ridge, which also stars Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving and Rachel Griffiths, will debut at the Venice Film Festival, and open in theaters on Nov.  4. 

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Conservatives Snipe “American Sniper” Bradley Cooper over DNC Appearance http://www.101gold.com/conservatives-snipe-american-sniper-bradley-cooper-over-dnc-appearance/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:00:44 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=b374fc91eb5c25a17b3f0a228fee75a4 Anthony Harvey/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Political conservatives have raised an outcry online after seeing American Sniper star Bradley Cooper among attendees at the Democratic National Convention in the actor's hometown of Philadelphia. Coope...

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Anthony Harvey/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Political conservatives have raised an outcry online after seeing American Sniper star Bradley Cooper among attendees at the Democratic National Convention in the actor’s hometown of Philadelphia.

Cooper earned critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for his turn in the 2014 hit film about Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who was killed at a Texas gun range in 2013, allegedly by a former U.S. Marine he was trying to help.

Kyle — who served four tours in Iraq and was considered the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history — has been held up as an icon of conservative ideals.

Fans of Cooper’s portrayal of Kyle took to Twitter to register their extreme displeasure at seeing the 41-year-old actor at the event on Wednesday night.

“Guess I’ve seen my last Bradley Cooper movie,” said one, echoing similar tweets calling for a boycott of the Oscar-nominated actor’s films.

Others on Twitter pointed out that playing a character in a movie didn’t require the actor to actually share the character’s views. 

“People being upset Bradley cooper who played the American Sniper is not a republican [sic] is like me being upset he is not a real space raccoon,” snarked one.

Incidentally, that tweet was retweeted by the writer/director of the movie to which that was referring, Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn. He added, “Admittedly, every time I see Bradley I’m a little upset he’s not a space raccoon. But I deal.”

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Bill Cosby Drops Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Accuser http://www.101gold.com/bill-cosby-drops-breach-of-contract-lawsuit-against-accuser/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:37 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=e9f156d57bc5d21c88d097db6b8cd813 Bill Cosby in a Dec. 30, 2015 booking photo released by the Cheltenham Township, PA Police Department(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Penn.) -- Bill Cosby has dropped a breach of contract lawsuit he filed in February against Andrea Constand, the woman at the cente...

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Bill Cosby in a Dec. 30, 2015 booking photo released by the Cheltenham Township, PA Police Department(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Penn.) — Bill Cosby has dropped a breach of contract lawsuit he filed in February against Andrea Constand, the woman at the center of his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, as well as her lawyers, her mother and the publisher of the National Enquirer.

In a statement provided to ABC News, Cosby’s new attorney, Angela Argusa, said in a statement, “Last week, Judge Robreno denied in substantial part the motions to dismiss filed by American Media, Inc. (publisher of the National Enquirer), Andrea Constand, and her lawyers. With a court validation of his ability to proceed forward in that action to protect his own rights, Mr. Cosby has today stepped away from that suit and will instead focus his efforts on defending himself against the claims that have been lodged against him.”

The defendants were subject to confidentiality clauses that were part of a settlement of lawsuits brought by Constand against Cosby and the National Enquirer in 2005.

Cosby was charged in December with aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Constand in 2004. 

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Michael Keaton Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame http://www.101gold.com/michael-keaton-receives-star-on-hollywood-walk-of-fame/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:00:32 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=26a21e4189025e607f5da4686f8026eb David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Michael Keaton received the 2,585th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
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David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Michael Keaton received the 2,585th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.

The 64-year-old actor, whose star was dedicated in front of Madame Tussauds Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard, said it was an honor he never expected.

“To say this is a dream is kind of incorrect because I never really thought about being famous,” Keaton told the crowd. “It’s not something I really thought of. It sure is fun.”

His goal for his career, he explained, was to simply “be good.”

“I want to see how good I can get and that’s the great thing about my job, is that that’s a never-ending quest,” he said.

Keaton’s most well-known earlier credits include BeetlejuiceMister Mom and Batman. Most recently, he’s starred in the Oscar-winning films Birdman and Spotlight.

His upcoming projects are The Founder, about the founder of McDonald’s, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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“Jason Bourne” and “Bad Moms” Open Today http://www.101gold.com/jason-bourne-and-bad-moms-open-today/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:00:25 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=6ea54eb3192da136b0e13b800194b7f8 Matt Damon in "Jason Bourne"; image courtesy Universal(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide today:
* Jason Bourne -- After sitting out 2012's The Bourne Legacy, Matt Damon is back as the titular former CIA assassin who suffer...

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Matt Damon in “Jason Bourne”; image courtesy Universal(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide today:

* Jason Bourne — After sitting out 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, Matt Damon is back as the titular former CIA assassin who suffers from amnesia. The project reunites him with his Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum director, Paul Greengrass. Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones also star. Rated PG-13.

* Bad Moms — Three stressed-out moms — played by Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn — seeking independence from their responsibilities clash with a PTA president. Christina Applegate,Annie Mumolo and Jada Pinkett Smith also star. Rated R.

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Review: “Bad Moms” (R) http://www.101gold.com/review-bad-moms-r/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:00:21 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=46f1fff249b4916c9975d4c3b4414c96 L-R: Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn in "Bad Moms"; Image courtesy STX Productions, LLC.(NEW YORK) -- Conceptually, Bad Moms is funny. In this day of Facebook mom groups, mommy bloggers and the just plain oversaturation of parenting advice, a...

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L-R: Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn in “Bad Moms”; Image courtesy STX Productions, LLC.(NEW YORK) — Conceptually, Bad Moms is funny. In this day of Facebook mom groups, mommy bloggers and the just plain oversaturation of parenting advice, a satire giving the perfect-mom meme the finger is just what the medical advice website ordered.

Furthermore, we have a cast brimming with funny women: Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Mumolo and Jada Pinkett Smith. You also have a few trailers that are funny.

As for the plot: Kunis is Amy, the mother of a pre-teen boy and girl. Like so many other moms, she’s stretched thin, with a part-time job that pays the bills and a full-time job called motherhood.  Also like so many moms, she’s clearly under-appreciated by her husband, Mike (David Walton).  She also feels like she’s being judged by other mothers — particularly Gwendolyn (Applegate), the evil and relentlessly obnoxious head of the PTA.  It all conspires to fill her with self-doubt about her parenting skills.

Everything comes to a head after Amy catches Mike having an online affair with a dairy farmer.  When Gwendolyn tries to force Amy to volunteer for a bake sale during a PTA meeting, Amy quits and hits up a local bar, where she finds Carla (Hahn), an “amorous” single mother, and Kiki (Bell), a stay-at-home, subservient mother of four. Fed up, they decide to become “bad moms.”

Based on the concept and cast, this is a movie you root for — and then you walk away disappointed.  And here’s why.

Bad Moms attempts to flip the script on gender roles, but with the exception of a few jokes, you feel like you’ve seen this movie a hundred times before.  It’s written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott More, the same team that wrote The Hangover movies.  Unfortunately, Bad Moms has that same, blatantly male sensibility, which screams,  “this is how men think bad moms would act and behave.”

I’m not saying there aren’t funny bits — there are, including a standout performance from Hahn — but it’s largely unoriginal and seriously lacks authenticity.  This may have been Lucas and More’s concept, but I would love to see it handled instead by Mumolo and her Bridesmaids writing partner, Kristen Wiig.

Two-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Review: “Jason Bourne” (PG-13) http://www.101gold.com/review-jason-bourne-pg-13/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=2d31e8ed3b5f1ef7cea5cb5509108d32 Image courtesy Unioversal(NEW YORK) -- It’s easy to complain about sequels, but when it’s another Jason Bourne movie reuniting Matt Damon with director Paul Greengrass, there are a couple of reasons to get excited – namely, The Bourne...

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Image courtesy Unioversal(NEW YORK) — It’s easy to complain about sequels, but when it’s another Jason Bourne movie reuniting Matt Damon with director Paul Greengrass, there are a couple of reasons to get excited – namely, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. Both of those films are as smart as they’re intense and thrilling. Greengrass is a master of the shaky-camera action sequence – few can tell a story using that technique better than he, and with Matt Damon as his muse, Jason Bourne is destined to be a winning proposition.  Right?

Well…

Bourne has been off the grid for ten years but he keeps sharp by underground prizefighting in Greece, probably because that location would make for a great first major action set piece, given it’s a country prone to riots. His old ally, analyst Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles), finds Jason after she hacked into the CIA’s mainframe and discovered our hero’s father may have had something to do with the program that turned Bourne into a killing machine. Jason thinks that’s impossible because his father, as far as he knew, didn’t rate that high.

In the meantime, CIA Director Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) will do anything to stop Bourne, most notably activating another “asset” – a cold-blooded, vicious assassin, this time convincingly played by Vincent Cassel – with orders to eliminate Bourne once and for all.

Joining the fray is Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander as Heather Lee, a CIA tech expert who can hack into networks, access cell phones in rooms across the Atlantic and use them to erase computer hard drives. She’s a genius and hot on Bourne’s trail, too – but she doesn’t exactly see eye-to-eye with Dewey.

The action in Jason Bourne doesn’t disappoint, mostly. What does disappoint is the lackluster, stilted dialogue in the scenes with Stiles and Damon. It almost sounded like two actors rehearsing dialogue for a David Mamet play. Stiles is a fine actress but she comes across as if she had no interest in being in this movie.

So we have all this talent, both in front of and behind the camera, and yet Jason Bourne feels incredibly stale. I’m not particularly sure why everybody assembled thought this was a good story, because it’s not. What’s meant to draw you in and elicit empathy does almost the opposite. The film’s biggest strength is Greengrass’ action sequences which, in the end, wind up being a bit toothless, because the story and character development aren’t strong enough for you to really care about the outcome of those scenes.

Damon’s previous Bourne efforts have been terrific. This film, though, proves we do not need Bourne again.

Two-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Ellen Pompeo Says It’s Important for Daughters to See “Strong Black Women” http://www.101gold.com/ellen-pompeo-says-its-important-for-daughters-to-see-strong-black-women/ Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:00:21 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=7e8085218df8bad3484fff1ec720934b ABCEllen Pompeo admits that she has a unique challenge in raising her two daughters.

"My daughters are black so it’s very important to me that they see a lot of images of beautiful, powerful, strong black women,” Pompeo, 46, told&...

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ABCEllen Pompeo admits that she has a unique challenge in raising her two daughters.

“My daughters are black so it’s very important to me that they see a lot of images of beautiful, powerful, strong black women,” Pompeo, 46, told People magazine.

The star of Grey’s Anatomy is a mother to Sienna May, 1, and Stella Luna, 6, with husband Chris Ivery.

“Every time there is a black woman on a magazine cover, whether it is Kerry Washington or whoever it is,” she continued, “I make sure that magazine is in my house and on my table. For me, that’s super important.”

The actress added, “Every time [Venus and Serena Williams] play tennis, I make sure my daughters watch them.”

Pompeo said her daughters are also “really fortunate” to grow up with President Obama in office. Obama’s election marked the first time an African-American man held the highest office in government.

“That’s an incredible gift,” she said.

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