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Erin Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, Erin’s probably having an SVU marathon. Erin was formerly an entertainment editor at The Huffington Post and has also written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage.
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Lady Gaga Sings With Bradley Cooper in First ‘A Star is Born’ Photo

Stefani Germanotta, better known to the world as Lady Gaga, decided to try out the title of triple threat when she entered Hollywood back in 2013. With minor roles in Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, it was hard to tell just how serious we were supposed to take Gaga’s acting career. Then she went and won a Golden Globe last year for her vampiric role in American Horror Story: Hotel. With next year’s A Star is Born remake, she’ll have the perfect opportunity to show off her acting skills on the big screen while doing what she does best: sing.

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How to Fix That ‘Exclusively Gay Moment’ in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Aah, remember just three weeks ago when we all thought Disney was about to introduce the studio’s first openly gay character? Director Bill Condon said his live-action Beauty and the Beast remake would feature a character having an “exclusively gay moment,” and described Josh Gad‘s LeFou as someone who both wants to be Gaston (Luke Evans), and kiss Gaston. Then critics saw the movie and found no openly gay character in sight. The investigation continues into what exactly an “exclusively gay moment” is – if anyone has figured it out, please let me know – but it’s certainly not whatever happened at the end of Beauty and the Beast.

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Oscars Stage Manager Reveals Why It Took So Long To Correct the Best Picture Mistake

The Envelopegate investigation continues, and now we have more information on what exactly went down backstage during the Oscars Best Picture snafu. One of the biggest questions has been why exactly it took so long for the Academy producers and PricewaterhouseCooper accountants to notice La La Land had wrongly been named the winner. In a new interview with The Wrap, Oscars stage manager Gary Natoli reveals a whole bunch of details on what exactly happened and why the two PwC accounts were held responsible for the mistake.

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‘The Jungle Book’ Beats ‘Rogue One’ and For Best Visual Effects at 2017 Oscars

Disney’s The Jungle Book remake was honored with the Best Visual Effects Oscar on Sunday night. While the Jon Favreau movie was a clear front-runner, the studio had the advantage in the category. Other nominees included Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which brought the psychedelic visuals of the comic to life in a handful of mesmerizing sequences, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which featured some of the franchises’ most audacious and stunning battle sequences. And of course we couldn’t forget Kubo and the Two Strings, as well as Deepwater Horizon.

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Jimmy Kimmel Brought a Hollywood Tour Bus of People To the Oscars and It Was Weird

If you’re a tourist in Hollywood and desperate to catch some celebrity sightings, you’re probably going to hop on a tour bus. If you’re on one of those on Oscar night you likely won’t see anyone famous walking the streets, unless, of course, you’re a part of a Jimmy Kimmel prank.

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Ranking Every Episode of ‘Law and Order: SVU’ (Part 1)

18 years, 18 seasons, roughly 16,800 minutes, and more cameos, crimes, and criminals than you could imagine. This week Law and Order: Special Victims Unit airs its 400th episode, and as a dedicated SVU fan I’ve decided to celebrate by ranking every single episode ever. Crazy? Yes. Possibly damaging to my mental and emotional health? Likely. Worth it? God, I hope so.

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2017 Oscar Nominations: ‘La La Land’ Leads with a Record-Tying 14 Nominations

Ah, can you smell it? The aroma of scorching hot awards season debates is already in the air! The nominees for the 2017 Oscars were announced bright and early this morning – or should we say dark and early, as the ScreenCrush team beat the sunrise for the big announcement.

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Emma Waton’s Belle Just Wants Someone to Understand in New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ TV Spot

We never got to hear Emma Watson’s singing had she not turned down La La Land, but thanks what we’ve got the new Beauty and the Beast for. The latest TV spot for Disney’s live-action remake, which debuted during the Golden Globes, features Watson singing “Belle” from the classic animated movie.

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Review: An Inventive Return to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World

How do you make a successful Harry Potter prequel without Harry Potter? J.K. Rowling’s new spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, travels back nearly 70 years to 1926 before the events of the first Potter movie to tell a whole new story in a new setting with (almost) all new characters. Reviving the magical universe from the second biggest franchise of all time is a pretty risky move, but Fantastic Beasts does a good job of blending the familiar with the new.

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