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The life and career of Steven Spielberg is discussed in the first trailer for HBO's upcoming documentary on the filmmaker titled Spielberg.

The clip, released Saturday, features Spielberg detailing his creative process along with interviews with various friends and collaborators of the director including Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.

"Every time I start a new scene, I get nervous. And when that verges on panic, I get great ideas," Spielberg says in the trailer. "All of my films come from the part of myself that I really can't articulate."

"You think of that young kid one day sneaking into a studio and manifesting his own destiny," adds DiCaprio of Spielberg. "It's a pretty fantastic Hollywood story."

The film from director-producer Susan Lacy, which will premiere on HBO on Oct. 7, will also feature interviews from J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford, David Geffen, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ben Kingsley, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Zemeckis.

"Through exclusive interviews with actors, family, and the filmmaker himself, this unprecedented documentary pulls back the curtain on the remarkable career of Steven Spielberg," reads the synopsis.

I grew up on Spielberg movies. Jaws is my favorite movie of all-time! And I still cry at the end of E.T., it's so good.

Be Well,
Steve


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Lady Gaga says her documentary shows fame is 'isolating'
Lady Gaga says her documentary shows the lonely side of fame.

The 31-year-old singer penned an emotional letter to fans Thursday ahead of the release of her Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, on Sept. 22.

"With 'Gaga: Five Foot Two,' I found myself witnessing myself in a way I am unable to see on my own," Lady Gaga wrote. "I felt proud, I felt sadness, I felt empowered, I felt vulnerable...but what struck me the most was the film's authenticity in the way Chris [Moukarbel], the director, chose to show my lowest lows, my highest highs, and the close relationship with my family that I clung to fiercely while writing my album 'Joanne.'"

"Although surreal, happy, and also hard, I'm most touched that the veil behind the aura of my fame reveals that fame is not all it's cracked up to be. It is lonely, it is isolating, and it is very psychologically challenging because fame changes the way you're viewed by people," she confessed. "For me, it feels very unnatural, but complicated because I know it is my destiny to be a performer."

"I saw this film for the first time with everyone in the Princess of Wales Theatre at the Toronto International Film Festival. And I am happy I trusted the creative process with Chris in this way," the star added. "I might not always give the world exactly what they expect of me. But make no mistake, it is always the true me."

Gaga: Five Foot Two follows the recording of Lady Gaga's album Joanne, which was released in October. The singer also discussed the documentary in an interview with Newsweek published Friday following the film's release at 12:01 a.m. PT.

"I've never been that personal with my fans," she said. "I don't think that the world was ready to see who I really am because I wasn't ready to be myself. [But with Joanne] I'm saying this is me with nothing."

New Zealand singer Lorde was among those to praise Gaga: Five Foot Two online.

"i watched it a few hours ago lmao so good i die for that piano bad romance at tony's birthday," the 20-year-old star tweeted, referencing Lady Gaga's performance at Tony Bennett's 90th birthday party in 2016. "and everything else. she is my queen."


McCormack: 'Forks drop' when he dines in public with 'Will & Grace' co-star Messing
Eric McCormack says he stayed friends with Debra Messing during the 11-year gap between Seasons 8 and 9 of their sitcom Will & Grace.

"The nice thing about Deb and I is that we really have kept in touch. Not constantly, but once, maybe twice a year, we'd have dinner, often in New York, which is always fun. It's fun to be Will and Grace and go and have fun in New York somewhere unannounced. Forks drop... People think they are on TV. We both have kids, so we've maintained kind of an ongoing conversation that, I think if we hadn't, this would have been a harder sand box to jump back into, but it was all very natural," McCormack said at Saturday's Tribeca TV Festival in Manhattan.

The show initially ran 1998-2006. It will return to NBC with fresh episodes Thursday.


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Report: Kylie Jenner is pregnant with her first child
Reality television personality and model Kylie Jenner is pregnant with her first child.

TMZ said Jenner, 20, and 25-year-old rapper Travis Scott are expecting a daughter.

People magazine reported Jenner is due to deliver the baby in February.

"They started telling friends a few weeks ago," the publication quoted an unnamed source as saying. "The family has known for quite some time. She is REALLY excited and so is Travis!"

The pair have been dating since April.

Jenner is the daughter of Kris and Bruce [now Caitlyn] Jenner. She is also the sister of Kendall Jenner and half-sister of Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian.


Showtime adapting 'The President is Missing' by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Showtime says it has acquired the rights to adapt as a series The President is Missing, a novel former U.S. President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson are penning together.

The fictional thriller is set to be published next June.

"I'm really enjoying writing this book and working with Jim," Clinton said in a statement Friday. "And I can't wait to see Showtime bring the characters to life."

"Bringing The President is Missing to Showtime is a coup of the highest order," Nevins added. "The pairing of President Clinton with fiction's most gripping storyteller promises a kinetic experience, one that the book world has salivated over for months and that now will dovetail perfectly into a politically relevant, character-based action series for our network."

"The White House is such an exciting world to explore and is made even more so with the unique insights of a former president," Patterson said. "Rich storytelling opportunities for this series abound."


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Which late night host will return as host of the Hollywood Film Awards?

Late Late Show star James Corden is set to host the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards for a third consecutive year.

The ceremony which honors films, actors and previews new movies, will take place Nov. 5 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

The event will also hand out awards in categories such as cinematography, visual effects, film composing, costume design, editing, production design, sound and makeup and hairstyling.

This year, the Hollywood Film Awards will help benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund which supports the entertainment community "in living and aging well, with dignity and purpose, and in helping each other in times of need," reported E! News.

Corden has previously hosted the 2016 Tonys, 2017 Grammys and is set to host the 2018 Grammys.

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