Twitter Adds New Punishment for Abusive Accounts

Twitter has a new strategy to crack down on abusive behavior on its service: The company started to temporarily limit the reach of accounts that are found to be abusive, preventing them from further harassing users that don’t follow them. The new policy was first reported by BuzzFeed. A number of users that were deemed to……

via Twitter Adds New Punishment for Abusive Accounts — Variety

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‘Seinfeld,’ ‘ER,’ and John Landgraf’s Libido: NBC Vets Reminisce About ‘Must See TV’ Era

Consider these two facts: In 1994 and 1995, an average of 75 million Americans tuned in every Thursday night to NBC. And during entertainment president Warren Littlefield’s tenure, NBC won 168 Emmy Awards. “Staggering,” said WME’s Rick Rosen, as he opened the Hollywood Radio and Television Society’s luncheon celebrating NBC’s “Must See TV” in Beverly……

via ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘ER,’ and John Landgraf’s Libido: NBC Vets Reminisce About ‘Must See TV’ Era — Variety

Golden Globes 2017: The Ultimate Party Guide

As Hollywood welcomes the new year with its traditional awards season, the 74th annual Golden Globes kicks off 2017 with its ceremonious big bashes and plush swag lounges surrounding the show. Follow Variety‘s guide to the biggest fixtures on the entertainment calendar below. Wednesday, Jan. 4 Miss Golden Globe Social Media Luncheon – Beverly Hilton, 1 p.m….…

via Golden Globes 2017: The Ultimate Party Guide — Variety

Carrie Fisher Could Still Receive an Official Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Since Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday, the grieving process for those left behind has taken different forms — sharing photos, writing tributes and posting “Star Wars” quotes among the most popular — and, for some, the Hollywood tradition of visiting the Walk of Fame to commemorate the deceased with flowers and other mementos. Only, for Fisher,……

via Carrie Fisher Could Still Receive an Official Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — Variety

‘Rogue One’ International Trailer Offers Closer Looks at Darth Vader, Death Star

The latest “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” international trailer reveals new footage from the film. Of all the new scenes, the most significant may be the first look at Jyn Erso’s (Felicity Jones) mother Lyra, played by Valene Kane. She is shown giving her daughter — who is still quite young — a crystal……

via ‘Rogue One’ International Trailer Offers Closer Looks at Darth Vader, Death Star — Variety

‘Snow White’ Live-Action Movie in the Works at Disney

Disney is developing a new, live-action musical version of “Snow White,” which will expand upon the story and music from the animated classic. The studio is in negotiations with Erin Cressida Wilson (“The Girl on the Train”) to write the script. Songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (“La La Land”) are attached to pen new songs….…

via ‘Snow White’ Live-Action Movie in the Works at Disney — Variety

Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ Set for AFI Fest Gala Screening

The American Film Institute has selected Fox Searchlight’s “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman and directed by Pablo Larraín, as a Centerpiece Gala at the AFI Fest on Nov. 14 at the TCL Chinese. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has been set for a Dec. 2 opening. The film is a psychological portrait……

via Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie’ Set for AFI Fest Gala Screening — Variety