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ATF: Banijay Rights Chief Talks Post-COVID Production Resumption

Industry veteran Cathy Payne, former CEO of Endemol Shine, and currently CEO of Banijay Rights, is optimistic about production returning to normal in 2021. But she says the restart should have a pragmatic, COVID-safe approach.

Speaking at the Asian Television Forum, part of the Singapore Media Festival, on Tuesday, Payne said that the Indian version of “Big Brother,” “Bigg Boss,” hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, is currently filming and “Peaky Blinders”-creator Steven Knight’s adaptation of best-selling book “SAS: Rogue Heroes” for BBC One is in the works.

“All these productions have a lot of COVID protocols built in at every stage from pre-production to filming to post,” Payne said. “Maybe there’ll be changes that saves some time, but we don’t know yet. So everyone’s being pragmatic in the way they schedule, which is how they should be. But definitely, everybody wants to get back into production.”

Banijay closed its

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Nexstar Media, Dish Reach Impasse in Carriage Talks

The Dish satellite service is in the midst of another feud with a programmer.

Nexstar Media, the nation’s largest owner of TV stations, and Dish have failed to come to terms on a new carriage contract, leaving subscribers without access to the WGN America cable network and programming from stations in 115 different markets. The impasse is just the most recent example of Dish’s hard-nosed bargaining tactics, which in the past have left its subscribers without, for periods of time, Fox News Channel; CBS; and the NFL Network. Dish remains embroiled in a battle with WarnerMedia’s HBO, which has been blacked out on the service since the fall of 2018.

“Since July, Nexstar has been negotiating tirelessly and in good faith in an attempt to reach a mutually agreeable multi-year contract with Dish, offering Dish the same fair market rates it offered to other large distribution partners with whom it

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Jenna Lyons Talks Fashion in Film and Her Favorite Oscar Dress

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Jenna Lyons, the former creative director and president of J. Crew, is now a reality show star. HBO Max’s “Stylish With Jenna Lyons” follows her as she builds her design firm while hosting a competition to find her new employees. Variety checked in with Lyons ahead of the series’ Dec. 3 premiere to find out some of her favorite fashion moments on film.

Favorite fashion in film: The first time I saw “Belle de Jour,” it made me want to run to the hairdresser, wear thick black eyeliner, granny shoes, silk stockings and a trench coat. Catherine Deneuve is breathtakingly beautiful, poised, with a certain darkness to her.

I also recently rewatched “To Catch a Thief.” Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are absolute visual magic. Grant’s effortless grace and style made me appreciate menswear in a way I hadn’t before.

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Kelly Clarkson talks about the ‘hardest’ part of divorce

Going through a divorce is tough enough, but according to Kelly Clarkson, going through it while millions of people see it play out is even more challenging.

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the Grammy winner, who is in the process of divorcing her husband of nearly seven years, Brandon Blackstock, talked to author Glennon Doyle and singer Alicia Keys about splitting up while in the public eye.

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“Glennon, you write about the public fallout from your divorce,” Clarkson said. “I’m obviously going through one right now. It’s horrible. There are so many hard parts. The hardest for me is the kids. That’s the hardest for me.”

Clarkson and Blackstock have two children together, daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington, 4.

“I think as women we are trained — Alicia and

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Hugh Grant Talks Seven-Year Hiatus From Movies, Says ‘Hollywood Gave Me Up’

Hugh Grant is opening up about his hiatus from Hollywood.

During a new interview, the 60-year-old The Undoing actor explained why he took a seven-year break from making movies in the late 2000s.

“I developed a bad attitude from about 2005 onwards, shortly after Music and Lyrics,” Hugh shared with the Los Angeles Times. “I just had enough. Then I went back in 2009 and made another film. At that point, it wasn’t me giving up Hollywood. Hollywood gave me up because I made such a massive turkey with that film with Sarah Jessica Parker.”

That movie was Did You Hear About the Morgans, which garnered bad reviews and was a big flop at the box office.

“Whether I wanted to or not after that, the days of being a very well-paid leading man were suddenly gone overnight,” Hugh shared. “It was slightly embarrassing but it

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Netflix’s Teresa Moneo Talks Lavish Italian Original Film Rose Island

In 1968, idealistic Italian engineer Giorgio Rosa founded an independent micro nation on a tiny island he built on a platform supported by steel pylons off the coast of Rimini, Italy, outside Italian territorial waters. He named the platform — which had its own bar/restaurant, post office and radio station — the Republic of Rose Island.

This anarchic act is the subject of “Rose Island,” a dramedy rooted in real history marking the first Netflix Original film out of Italy. The streaming giant worked closely with director Sydney Sibilia and production company Grøenlandia (“The First King”) to shepherd the picture, conceived from the outset for an international audience. The film stems from Netflix’s stepped-up drive under David Kosse, vice president of international film and Teresa Moneo, director of international film, to produce and acquire significant non-English language titles with worldwide appeal.

Partly shot in Malta, “Rose Island” boasts a top-tier

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Dua Lipa talks ‘Studio 2054’ virtual concert, teases Elton John collab

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Nominations for the 63rd Grammys are in, and Beyoncé leads the pack with nine. Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Roddy Ricch each have six.

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Over the weekend, Dua Lipa stunned with not one, but two breathtaking performances. 

On Friday, the British pop star sent Twitter ablaze with her sparkling performance of “Levitating” on “The Graham Norton Show,” wearing a tasseled sequin Valentino gown. Then on Sunday, she performed the same song during the American Music Awards, this time soaring through London’s Royal Albert Hall as a deluge of glitter confetti rained down. 

A day after the performance, she’s still finding remnants of the shimmery display in her clothes and hair. 

“I’ll be finding glitter confetti for a year to come, to be honest, until I drop the next album,” Lipa jokes by phone Monday. “I think this whole album is glitter confetti. And I feel like sparkly

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Amy Adams Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film Adaptation on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN

Amy Adams joined Live With Kelly and Ryan, and spoke about being in the upcoming “Dear Evan Hansen” film adaptation! The film will star Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Amandla Stenberg, Kaitlyn Dever, Danny Pino, Isaac Powell and more.

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Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal, and profoundly contemporary, musical about what happens when we let a lie consume us. This groundbreaking musical – featuring a book by Tony-winner Steven Levenson and a score by the Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – examines what it means to be alive.

Platt received a Grammy Award for his role on the DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING), as well as a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for his part in the cast’s powerful performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC’s TODAY. His rapidly growing body of work also includes memorable roles

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Taylor Swift talks re-recording old songs like ‘Love Story,’ new ‘folklore’ concert film on Disney+

Swift’s “folklore: the long pond studio sessions” is streaming on Disney+.

Amid the drama over her old masters, Taylor Swift is busy “having a really good time” re-recording her older music.

The 30-year-old singer appeared on “Good Morning America” Wednesday to discuss her new concert film “folklore: the long pond studio sessions” for Disney+ and also opened up about which hit she has been the most excited to breathe new life into.

“So far, of the ones I’ve recorded, I think it’s been the most fun doing ‘Love Story’ because the older music, my voice was so teenaged and I sometimes, when I hear my older music and my older young teenage voice, it makes me feel like I’m a different singer now,” she said. “So it’s been the most fun to

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Taylor Swift Talks Re-Recording Music on ‘Good Morning America’

After earning six Grammy nominations for her latest album “Folklore” and her song for “Cats,” Taylor Swift stopped by “Good Morning America” on Wednesday to discuss re-recording her old music.

“Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos told Swift that his daughters are huge fans of her music, and one of them asked which song she’s most excited to re-record.

“I’ve been having a really good time re-recording my older music. And I think my answer to that is, so far of the ones I’ve re-recorded, I think it’s been most the fun doing ‘Love Story.’ Because the older music, my voice was so teenaged and sometimes when I hear my older music and my older, young teenage voice, it makes me feel like I’m a different singer now. And so it’s been the most fun to go back and re-record ones that I feel like I can actually, possibly improve

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