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New Book ‘Blackface’ Examines Hollywood’s Painful, Enduring Ties to Racist Performances

Conversations about Blackface, when white people darken their skin to perform exaggerated versions of nonwhite characters, often centers on the historical when it comes to the media’s role in perpetuating the racist act.In some cases, historical means the minstrels of 19th century theater, silent films, or the more recent history of satire like Robert Downey […]

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Tom Cruise Protests HFPA by Returning His Three Golden Globes Trophies

Tom Cruise is returning his three Golden Globes trophies in protest of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, IndieWire confirms. Deadline was the first to report on the story. Cruise sent his three Globes trophies to the HFPA headquarters on May 10. News about Cruise’s protest broke just as NBC confirmed it would not be airing […]

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Stuart Cornfeld, Producer of ‘Tropic Thunder’ and ‘Zoolander,’ Dies at 67

Stuart Cornfeld, who worked with Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films to produce movies including “Tropic Thunder,” “Dodgeball” and “Zoolander,” has died of cancer.Several of his friends posted about his death on social media.At Red Hour, which he founded with Stiller in 1999, he also produced “Duplex” starring Stiller and Drew Barrymore, “Starsky & Hutch,” “Blades […]

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Singapore: Barney Burman, Make-up Ace, Aspires to Meisner-Like Authenticity

“It is always my goal to create a layer of truth for actors with my make-ups and suits,” said Academy Award winning make-up effects Artist Barney Burman. He was speaking on Saturday at an onstage event within the Singapore International Film Festival.The presentation at the Project theater was moderated by Singaporean filmmaker Kirsten Tan (“Pop […]

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