What Stopped 'Lightyear' at the Box Office; Paul Haggis Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges; Paramount Streaming Chief Talks Global Expansion

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June 20, 2022

What Stopped Pixar's 'Lightyear' From Going to Infinity and Beyond at the Box Office?

It's hard to escape the deflating sense that Disney's "Lightyear" has remained stubbornly Earth-bound in its box office debut.

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Paul Haggis Arrested in Italy on Sexual Assault Charges

Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning writer-director of "Crash," has been arrested in Italy on sexual assault charges.

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Paramount Streaming Chief Tom Ryan Talks Global Expansion, New Originals (EXCLUSIVE)

Paramount streaming chief Tom Ryan talks global expansion as Paramount + launches in the U.K. and Ireland and announces a slew of new shows.

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What Connects 'Severance' to 'Abbott Elementary'? Quinta Brunson and Adam Scott Explain It All

Adam Scott ('Severance') and Quinta Brunson ('Abbott Elementary') share a special bond thanks to 'Parks and Rec' and 'Party Down.'

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'Stranger Things' Star Sadie Sink Shares the Vulnerable Way She Tapped Into Max's Headspace in Season 4, What's in the Letters

Sadie Sink details the personal experiences she brought to Max in 'Stranger Things' Season 4.

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Nicole Byer on Breaking Boundaries and Believing That Every Comedian Bombs: 'There's No Shame in Adjusting a Joke'

Nicole Byer became the first Black woman nominated for hosting a reality or competition program in 2020, and was nominated again in 2021.

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Neil Diamond Sings 'Sweet Caroline' at Boston Red Sox Game in Rare Post-Retirement Appearance

Neil Diamond gave a rare post-retirement performance of 'Sweet Caroline' on Saturday at the Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

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'Summer I Turned Pretty' EP Jenny Han on Major Changes From Her Book, the Love Triangle's Endgame and Using Taylor Swift Songs

Jenny Han, 'The Summer I Turned Pretty' author, talks the show's changes and what couple she sees together in the end.

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Paul McCartney's 80 Best Songs, Ranked

In honor of his 80th, here;s a critical look at 80 of Paul McCartney's best songs, from "Let It Be" to "Helter Skelter" to "Hi, Hi, Hi."

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'The Black Phone' Review: Ethan Hawke in a Serial-Killer Movie with Some Nightmare Images but Less Fear Than Meets the Eye

Scott Derrickson's thriller has the trappings of a grungy dread-soaked nightmare, but it's too driven by fantasy to get under your skin.

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'Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai': Joe Dante's Take, Pitching Steven Spielberg, Gizmo Charisma, Getting China Right

Applauded by Joe Dante, ‘Gremlins’ animated series prequel, from Amblin and Warner Bros. Animation, premiered June 16 at Annecy.

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Greece's Evia Film Project Brings Environmentally Focused Filmmaking to the Fore

The five-day event organized by the Thessaloniki Film Festival offered a boost to an island that was devastated by wildfires in 2021.

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