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Jeff Goldblum defends Woody Allen: ‘I would consider working with him again’

Jeff Goldblum has come to Woody Allen’s defense, saying he’d gladly work with him again because there’s a “presumption of innocence until proven guilty.”

The “Jurassic Park” star voiced support for the embattled director — who’s long been accused of sexually abusing his adoptive daughter Dylan Allen — in a new interview with the UK’s iNews.

“I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty,” Goldblum said. “I know I enjoyed working with him many years ago and I sat in with his band once too.”

Goldblum worked with Allen on the 1977 film “Annie Hall.”

He added in the interview published Wednesday, “Even though I feel like this cultural shift [the #MeToo movement] is very, very positive and long overdue and I support it wholeheartedly and take it very seriously, I also admire his body of work. So I would consider working with him again, until I learned something more.”

Fans were quick to pile on.

“jeff goldblum defending woody allen is just further proof that even the nicest of men can be disappointments and that in itself is exactly the issue with hollywood,” one person wrote.

Others were tweeting that Goldblum was “canceled.”

The 83-year-old filmmaker saw much of Hollywood’s elite turn their backs on him after the molestation allegations resurfaced in 2017.

Amazon also backed out of a four-film deal with Allen in wake of the renewed scandal, prompting him to sue.

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Zoe Ball reunites with ex-husband Norman Cook to support son Woody on The Circle

Zoe Ball, 48, reunited with her ex-husband Norman Cook, 56, last night to show support for their 18-year-old son Woody, who is appearing on reality TV show The Circle.

The radio presenter and DJ, who separated in 2016 after 17 years of marriage, sent a sweet message to their son as the final of the Channel 4 show approaches.

In the footage, which appeared on television last night, the former couple burst out of their son’s wardrobe, along with their daughter Nelly, nine, to tell the reality star they are “super proud” of him.

The former couple said they were “a bit in horror” when their son first told them he wanted to appear on a reality show but had warmed to the idea, admitting “you were right and we were wrong”.

Proud Zoe told her first born, “You are absolutely smashing it darling”.

Norman – also known as Fatboy Slim – added: “Please come home soon. We’re very proud of you.”

The Circle, which is presented by Emma Willis and in it’s second series, sees contestants living alone in a block of flats and only able to communicate through social media.

They can be themselves or create and entirely new personality.

Players are then rated by the other contestants, the highest ranking “influencer” becomes the winner.

Following last night’s episode, Zoe took to social media to share a picture of her “best boy” with her 404,000 Instagram followers.

She wrote alongside the image: “So super proud of our best boy Woody as @c4thecircle draws to a climatic finale this week.”

“He’s been true to himself, full of love, honesty & daftness. He is made of pure magic & we cant wait to cuddle him & have him home.”

Talking about the competitive nature of the social media game show she added: “Appreciate there’s been some incredible game playing but as Sammy/James would say I can’t lie – it’s been an emotional watch at times.

The radio DJ signed off, “Stay golden woo. Whoever wins on Friday, it’s really been smashing telly.”

The Circle continues on Channel 4 tonight at 10pm.

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Woody Harrelson drinks it up and lives his best life at Wimbledon

Woody Harrelson delights fans with Wimbledon antics as he licks his lips and is kept from seat by security guard (but still enjoys game over wine)

He’s equally well known for his favored substances as he is for his critically acclaimed acting work.

Woody Harrelson, 57, seemed to be having the time of his life on Saturday as he attended Day 12 of the Wimbledon 2019 Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club by London.

The Natural Born Killers star’s antics earned the attention of delighted viewers who compiled the footage on Twitter.

Living it up: Woody Harrelson, 57, seemed to be having the time of his life as he imbibed on what appeared to be white wine and watched Day 12 of the Wimbledon 2019 Championships by London

Woody was in attendance as Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah defeated French duo Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in a nearly five-hour match.

The winning duo made history as the first Colombians to win a Grand Slam men’s doubles titled. 

The actor seemed understandably entranced by the match, but he was nearly as committed to his glass of what appeared to be white wine.

The three-time Oscar nominee was dressed in a smart gray suit with a baby blue tie for the match.

His multiple ESPN appearances were conveniently compiled by Twitter user @TylerRuinsTV. 

Intense match: Woody watched Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah defeated French duo Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in a nearly-five hour match

Tennis jail: Unfortunately, he was stopped from returning by a guard in the fourth set of the match until there was a break in play

Not alone: Luckily, Woody had his glass of what appeared to be white wine to keep him company, as Oscar-winner Mark Rylance (brown suit) looked on

Woody tried to return to his seat after stepping out during the fourth set of the match, only to be stopped until a break in play by a guard.

Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, who was seated with his wife next to Woody and his own wife Laura Louie, glanced back at the Highwaymen star in his stairway prison.

He didn’t seem to be too fazed as he still had his drink to sip on.

Back in business! Everything was coming up roses once the actor was allowed to return to his seat, now suddenly donning a white straw hat with green and purple colored bars on the band

Chit chat: ‘Even Woody Harrelson is back with his cocktail!’ said one announcer as he entertained Mark’s wife Claire van Kampen, a musical director and composer, while Laura tried to adjust his hat brim

Everything was coming up roses once the actor was allowed to return to his seat, now suddenly donning a white straw hat with green and purple colored bars on the band.

The move coincided with a thunderous burst of applause, and one TV announcer noted that, ‘Even Woody Harrelson is back with his cocktail!’

He seemed to be entertaining Mark’s wife Claire van Kampen, a musical director and composer, while Laura tried to adjust the brim of his hat.

Perfect timing: Woody got himself back on the broadcast again, just as he decided his lips were a little bit dry

Routine maintenance: He stuck his tongue all the way out and made a complete circle around his lips until everything was back in tiptop shape

Woody got himself back on the broadcast again, just as he decided his lips were a little bit dry.

He stuck his tongue all the way out and made a complete circle around his lips until everything was back in tiptop shape.

Woody made his final ESPN appearance when one of the players appeared to have taken a zooming tennis ball to his nether regions.

The Zombieland actor just stared in stunned silence at the display of palpable pain. 

Yikes: The Zombieland actor just stared in stunned silence at the display of palpable pain after one of the players took a zooming tennis ball to his nether regions

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Woody Allen Is Taking A Break From Making Movies

That’s fine,” said everyone who has taken a break from going to see Woody Allen’s latest movies.

Woody Allen has made at least one film every year since 1977, but 2019 will be the year of no Woody Allen movies. That’s weird – did I just hear everyone’s shoulders shrug at the same time?

82-year-old Woody wrapped filming on A Rainy Day in New York in November, and will be released by Amazon sometime before the end of this year. Page Six says he’s not getting to work on anything right away and it isn’t because he’s tired of repeatedly denying the gross allegations against him during press tours. Sources tell Page Six it’s because he might have trouble getting financing.

Amazon has been funding Woody’s movies, starting with Café Society in 2016, then the series Crisis in Six Scenes, Wonder Wheel, and A Rainy Day in New York. Café Society did alright financially, but Wonder Wheel didn’t. It only made $15.4 million in sales, compared to its budget of $25 million. A Rainy Day in New York also had a budget of $25 million, and the press tour is bound to be a mess.

Both Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet donated their salaries from A Rainy Day to charity, with Rebecca stating she wouldn’t work with Woody again. Selena Gomez reportedly donated “significantly more” than what she made from A Rainy Day to the Time’s Up fund. This was all after Dylan Farrow reminded everyone about the allegations against her father, and wondered why he had some kind of cloak of protection against him from the #MeToo movement.

There’s three more films left in Amazon’s deal with Woody, but if A Rainy Day loses money, they could buy him out of their contract. Woody’s IMDb page shows he’s got an untitled project in the works for 2020, although sources say that might not happen.

Sources say Allen has yet to secure financing for the project. “Woody loves working. He never takes a vacation. But he will be taking time off this year until he can find a backer,” said one source.

Another source says that this is nothing new, and that Woody has had trouble finding financial backers for years now. He might also have trouble finding actors to appear in his next film. A Hollywood producer told Page Six that a Woody Allen film on their resume used to be prestigious, but ever since #MeToo happened, Woody “is toxic.

Of course, a spokesperson for Woody says that “none of this is true.” We’ll see about that. It will be impossible to hide the truth if his next film stars only Alec Baldwin, Diane Keaton, and Scarlett Johansson, is shot on an iPhone, and every scene suspiciously appears to take place in Woody’s living room.

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US UK ambassador ‘shocked’ by UK’s ‘defeatist’ attitude to Brexit

Brexit will be a huge success – I have no idea why Brits are so defeatist about it, says Trump’s man in London

  • Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson, 71, has been friends with Donald Trump for 35 years 
  • Heir to Johnson and Johnson is worth estimated £3.2bn and owns New York Jets 
  • Says UK’s ‘great country, history, language, legal system’ means Brexit success 

Donald Trump’s ambassador to Britain Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson (pictured with his wife Suzanne Ircha) has urged the country to be upbeat about Brexit

Donald Trump’s ambassador to Britain has urged the country to be upbeat about Brexit, declaring it will be a great success.

Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson said he had been ‘startled’ by the ‘defeatist attitude’ towards leaving the EU that he has encountered since arriving in London last summer.

Setting out his positive vision for how the country will thrive without Brussels, the billionaire businessman said he wanted to tell the British people: ‘Don’t be pessimistic and have faith.’

He continued: ‘How can a country with this great a history, this great a language, this great a legal system and this great a presence not be successful?’

The 71-year-old, who is a close friend of the President, also said he was ‘super confident’ about the special relationship between Britain and the US.

‘The thing I want to get out more than anything else is an attitude that I feel I don’t see enough in this country and that is a confidence for where you are heading – light at the end of the tunnel with Brexit,’ he said. 

‘The British have always been experts and great business people, great business minds, so to see this defeatist attitude towards Brexit is a bit startling to me.

The 71-year-old (pictured with Mr Trump) who is a close friend of the President, also said he was ‘super confident’ about the special relationship between Britain and the US

‘I read nothing about anybody having a positive attitude towards Brexit or towards the future. As an American I’m just not used to that.’

Mr Johnson, who was speaking in a Channel 4 programme documenting his first nine months in London, questioned why people are ‘so nervous’ about Brexit.

He said: ‘I’m super confident about the relationship between the US and the UK. I’m very confident about our future together, I’m very confident about what happens after Brexit.

‘I don’t think that is a major challenge, why are we so nervous? We don’t have the confidence in ourselves? We got the best people right here to do it. That is my take on my first months here.’


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The Johnson & Johnson heir and owner of the New York Jets American football team, who is worth an estimated £3.2billion, suggested that Britain could replicate Mr Trump’s tax cuts.

Last December, the President secured approval from the US Senate for a £1trillon tax cut for corporations, small businesses and individuals, which included reducing the rate on business profits from 35 per cent to 21 per cent.

Mr Johnson said: ‘When you look at Donald Trump and what he has done, maybe take some inspiration and do some of the things he has done. I mean he turned something round in one year, he has got 3 per cent growth.’

Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson, 71, (pictured centre with embassy aides) said he had been ‘startled’ by the ‘defeatist attitude’ towards leaving the EU that he has encountered since arriving in London last summer

The documentary shows Mr Johnson meeting Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan.

The ambassador told him: ‘I had a very interesting group for breakfast yesterday, basically the whole financial community. They say the world does not really care about Brexit.

‘The only people who care about Brexit are really mostly here, a little a bit in the EU. The Chinese really don’t care about it, the American population does not know what it is.

‘If you take a look from that perspective, I think it puts, maybe, our discussions now in some kind of new perspective or different perspective.

‘We have to work together, we are going to do this, it is going to work out, we don’t know exactly how but it is going to work.’

Earlier this month, Boris Johnson suggested at a private dinner that Mr Trump would handle the Brexit negotiations better than the Prime Minister.

In a leaked recording of the gathering of Tory supporters, the Foreign Secretary said he was ‘increasingly admiring’ of the President and was ‘more and more convinced that there is method in his madness’.

The US ambassador’s intervention came as two senior ministers spoke of the need to be more upbeat about Brexit.

Housing minister Dominic Raab told the House magazine: ‘I think we should go into these negotiations with a bit of economic self-confidence. 

‘The economy has held up and proved far more resilient than some of the naysayers suggested. We should go into it with political ambition.’

And, in a speech yesterday, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said it was time to ‘cheer up’. 

She said: ‘As we leave the EU we need to get our mojo back.’

  • Inside the American Embassy: Trump’s Man in Britain will air on Channel 4 at 10pm on Monday. 

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EastEnders fans let down by Woody's low key exit after he was found to have stolen E20 money

Sharon Mitchell, played by Letitia Dean, and Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) had the cash stolen from their business premises last week. And it this evening’s episode Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) caught Big Mo (Laila Morse) fishing a black bag out of a bin. When she discovered the money was not there and Woody (Lee Rya
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Woody Allen: 'I should be the poster boy for #MeToo movement'

Woody Allen says he should be the face of the #MeToo movement in terms of what to do right. Allen spoke during an interview with Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata that was broadcast Sunday night. Replay Allen says he's a "big advocate" of #MeToo and that he should be the poster boy for the movement b
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Woody Allen’s Next Film May Not Be Release Following Allegations

Following some serious allegations, Woody Allen’s upcoming movie might not release. When Woody Allen came out in contradiction to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein saying that this would be wrong to turn into a “witch hunt,’ he was prophesying his own doom. He knows very clearly about his own personal guilt reg
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Writer/Director Judd Apatow Slams Diane Keaton Over Woody Allen

Writer and director Judd Apatow has hit back at Diane Keaton’ s public support of Woody Allen. Keaton, who starred in Woody Allen’s 1977 movie  Annie Hall,  took to Twitter to defend the director against the longstanding accusations made against him by his stepdaughter, Dylan Farrow. Farrow, the daughter of Allen’s fo
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Ronan Farrow defends his mother and sister despite brother’s claims

Ronan Farrow defends his mother and says he believes sister Dylan’s claims she was sexually assaulted by Woody Allen – one day after his adoptive brother accused Mia of abuse and ‘brainwashing’ Ronan Farrow, 30, defended his mother and sister in a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday  This comes one day after Moses
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Moses Farrow Accuses Mia Farrow of Abuse, Defends Woody Allen

Moses Farrow penned an explosive essay titled “A Son Speaks Out,” in which he accuses his mother, Mia Farrow , of physical and emotional abuse and disputes his sister’s claims that she was molested by their father, Woody Allen . “I’m a very private person and not at all interested in public attention. But, given the i
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Woody Allen’s Son Defends Him, Accuses Mom Mia Farrow of Child Abuse

Mosses Farrow claims he witnessed the actress mistreating her adopted children, including Soon-Yi Previn, who would become Woody’s wife. AceShowbiz -Woody Allen’s photographer son has spoken out to defend his dad over the family sex assault scandal, insisting it was his mother Mia Farrow who was abusive. Moses Farrow,
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Woody Allen’s Son Speaks Out In Defense Of His Father, Claims Mia Farrow ‘Brainwashed’ Him

Allen’s adopted son Moses Farrow has penned an essay called “A Son Speaks Out” in which he details allegations against his mother and defends his father. Woody Allen’s adopted son, Moses Farrow, has taken to the internet to defend Allen from sexual assault allegations. The allegations were made by Allen and Mia
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Woody Allen’s son Moses defends his father over molestation claims

‘I know, because I was there’: Woody Allen’s son Moses DEFENDS his father over accusations he molested his sister and claims his ‘abusive and violent’ mother Mia ‘brainwashed’ her into making them, in excoriating blog post Moses Farrow, 32, published a 4,600-word essay titled ‘A Son Speaks Out’ in a blogpost form, con
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Big Hollywood Names Refuse To Work With Woody Allen Ever Again

It looks like Hollywood is rejecting Woody Allen as more names refuse to work with him. In a story covered by the New York Times during October 2017, Woody Allen is quoted to be warning about a “witch hunt” starting over the allegations being made against Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault. It is almost as if Allen f
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Why Woody Harrelson Ditched Religion and 'Quite Liked' Mike Pence in College

“I knew him. We were both very religious,” the “Solo: A Star Wars Story” actor tells Jimmy Kimmel. Hard to believe, but Woody Harrelson almost became a minister before landing his breakout role on "Cheers" back in the ’80s. During an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Tuesday, the "Solo&quo
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Big Hollywood Names Refuse To Work With Woody Allen Ever Again

It looks like Hollywood is rejecting Woody Allen as more names refuse to work with him. In a story covered by the New York Times during October 2017, Woody Allen is quoted to be warning about a “witch hunt” starting over the allegations being made against Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault. It is almost as if Allen f
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Ellen DeGeneres & Woody Harrelson Talk Weed: Why She Hates It and Why He's Hooked After 2-Year Break

While playing a game of “Woody’ve Done That,” Harrelson confirms he did get stoned to endure a dinner with Donald Trump. Woody Harrelson and Ellen DeGeneres got into a lively discussion about marijuana on her show Tuesday. The "Solo: A Star Wars Story" actor — who opened up about quitting pot in the summer
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Mia Farrow didn”t want Dylan talking about Woody Allen sex abuse claims

Mia Farrow expanded on the tumultuous year her children have had, revealing that she originally didn’t want her daughter Dylan to go public with her story of alleged abuse at the hands of Farrow’s ex-partner Woody Allen. “I just wanted it all to go away,” Farrow said at the Time 100 gala Tuesday night. “I did not want

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Woody Allen Has Javier Bardem's Support

Woody Allen ’s next movie is probably going to have to star Diane Keaton , Alec Baldwin , Cate Blanchett , and maybe Kate Winslet if he’s lucky (depending on the current state of her “ bitter regrets ”). Poor Woody, that’s really scraping the bottom of the barrel! Luckily, he can add Javier Bardem to the list of actor….

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Javier Bardem does not regret working with Woody Allen

Woody Allen has been plagued by accusations of sexual misconduct by his daughter Dylan Farrow. But said allegations don’t trouble Javier Bardem, who recently told French publication Paris Match that he doesn’t regret working with the famous director. Of course Bardem starred in Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona back i….

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Toy Story 4 official release date CONFIRMED by Pixar

They’re the beloved and loyal toys who secretly come alive when no one is looking. And more than 20 years since its first debut, Toy Story 4’s official release date has finally been confirmed by Pixar as June 2019. The American animation company took to Facebook on Friday to reveal that the fourth installment of the m….

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Zoe Ball enjoys break with beau Michael Reed and son Woody in Jamaica 

She recently completed a gruelling 350 mile bike rice in memory of her late boyfriend Billy Yates to raise funds for Sport Relief. After raising nearly £1.2million during the five-day event, Zoe Ball looked utterly relaxed as she soaked up the sun alongside her beau Michael Red during a well-deserved breakaway to Jama….

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EastEnders brings back Woody for new love triangle storyline with Whitney

EastEnders ‘ Whitney Carter finds herself at the centre of a love triangle next week, as Blue star Lee Ryan reprises his role as Harry ‘Woody’ Woodward for a final stint. Woody departed Walford in November last year, heading off to Spain after being offered a bar job over there. Although Whitney (Shona McGarty….

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Tim Allen runs into his Toy Story co-star cowboy Woody at Disneyland

He was the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Disney’s Toy Story. And actor Tim Allen got to catch up with his cartoon co-star Woody during a trip to Disneyland for daughter Elizabeth’s ninth birthday Wednesday. The Home Improvement actor, 64, looked tickled to cross paths with the larger-than -life Sheriff toy, who was voice….

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EastEnders' barman Woody aka Lee Ryan quits to star in war movie

The chart hunk, 34, will start shooting this summer as he launches a career in the movies.   His move to the big-screen signals the end of Albert Square stint as ­lovable barman Woody Woodward, a role he has played for 13 months. He has previously appeared on reality TV shows, starred on stage in panto and a play in t

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EastEnders’ Lee Ryan ‘quits his role as bad boy Woody Woodward

He was praised by fans when he made his debut as bad boy Woody Woodward in EastEnders last year.  But Lee Ryan has reportedly waved goodbye to Albert Square after securing a role in  a World War Two movie. According to The Sun , the former boybander, 34, who soared to fame in Blue in the early Noughties, feels ‘ready ….

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Michael Caine Says He Won't Work With Woody Allen Again

Cross another actor off Woody Allen’s list of casting prospects.  Michael Caine, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Allen’s 1986 film “Hannah and Her Sisters,” said he would not work with the director again after hearing that Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, had accused him of sexually abusing her as a child

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Michael Caine Says He Will Never Work with Woody Allen Again

Michael Caine joins a growing number of Woody Allen film alums who have publicly vowed to never work with the director again in light of the allegations leveled against him by daughter Dylan Farrow. “I am so stunned,” actor Michael Caine — who won an Academy Award in 1987 for Allen’s film  Hannah and Her Sisters  — sa….

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Jeff Daniels Says Woody Allen's Legacy Has 'Big Asterisk,' But Would Consider Working with Him

Jeff Daniels remains conflicted about  Woody Allen . “I named my theater after a movie I did with Woody Allen called the Purple Rose of Cairo and I’m not changing the name,” Daniels told  Sunday Today  host Willie Geist in an episode airing Sunday, March 11 at 8am ET/PT. “That movie meant the w….

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