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……

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Bruno Mars Channels Prince in Rousing Grammys Tribute

The Time and Bruno Mars took the stage to honor the late Prince at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday evening. Morris Day’s band covered Prince’s “The Bird,” and several members of the audience joined in on the dance the song inspired. The Time and Prince have a strong connection; Prince played a large role in……

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Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy Circling Paramount Crime Thriller ‘Triple Frontier’

Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy are in early talks to star in Paramount’s action thriller “Triple Frontier,” sources tell Variety. Sources indicate the deals are still being worked out as scheduling conflicts are issues for all parties involved. The studio has shown interest in the two actors since last month and while conversations have progressed, its far……

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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….…

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Tops Fandango List of Most Anticipated 2017 Movies

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars Episode VIII” is the most anticipated 2017 movie, according to a fan survey conducted by Fandango. The film will open on Dec. 15, almost a year after the studio’s spinoff, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which has topped $615 million worldwide in its first two weeks of release. Disney has the top……

via ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Tops Fandango List of Most Anticipated 2017 Movies — Variety

Disney Becomes First Ever Studio to Hit $7 Billion at Global Box Office

Disney has shattered industry records, setting a new benchmark for annual box office revenues to become the first studio to hit $7 billion globally. All it took was a “Star Wars” spinoff, a trio of animated smashes, and a pair of Marvel films. That list of blockbuster heavy hitters is a sign of just how……

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‘Doctor Strange’ Proves Marvel Is the Gold Standard in Hollywood

Novelist Richard Russo once mused that Cary Grant never won an Oscar because he never seemed to sweat. “He made everything look so effortless,” Russo wrote. “Why reward someone for having fun, for being charming?” The same logic applies to Marvel, the comic-book juggernaut that scored its 14th consecutive number one opening this weekend with “Doctor……

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