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Cate Blanchett named president of Cannes Film Festival jury
Cate Blanchett has been named president of the Cannes Film Festival jury, the festival announced Wednesday.

The actress will be leading a panel, normally made up of actors and filmmakers, who choose the winner of the Palme d'Or, the event's award for best film among other awards.

"I have been to Cannes in many guises over the years; as an actress, producer, in the marketplace, the Gala-sphere and in competition," Blanchett said in a statement. "But never solely for the sheer pleasure of watching the cornucopia of films this great festival harbors."

"I am humbled by the privilege and responsibility of presiding over this year's jury," she continued. "This festival plays a pivotal role in bringing the world together to celebrate story; that strange and vital endeavour that all peoples share, understand and crave."

Blanchett is the 12th woman to lead the Cannes jury and the third female jury president in the last ten years following director Jane Campion in 2014 and actress Isabelle Huppert in 2009.

"We are delighted to welcome such a rare and unique artist whose talent and convictions enrich both screen and stage. Our conversations from this autumn tell us she will be a committed President, a passionate woman and a big-hearted spectator," Festival de Cannes president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Fremaux said in a statement.

Filmmaker Pedro Almodovar led the jury last year which included actor Will Smith. Art world satire film The Square won the Palme d'Or.

Ellen Page, Emma Portner are married
Flatliners and Juno actress Ellen Page has married dancer Emma Portner.

Page's representative confirmed the news to People magazine Wednesday. The couple went public with their romance last summer.

The newlyweds shared on their respective Instagram accounts a photo of their wedding-ring-adorned hands touching against a white background.

"Can't believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife," Page captioned the image.

Portner wrote in her own message: "I get to call this incredible woman MY WIFE! @ellenpage I LOVE YOU!"

"This weird intersection happened while filming where I totally forgot I was her husband. I was just watching her performance and was lucky enough to be in the front row."
--John Krasinski, on working alongside wife Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place, to Vanity Fair

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Which star of The Newsroom and The Lego Ninjago Movie will host the Critics' Choice Awards?

'Scandal'-'How to Get Away with Murder' crossover confirmed
Kerry Washington and Viola Davis are teasing on social media their upcoming appearances on each other's ABC dramas.

Producer Shonda Rhimes confirmed the eagerly awaited, television event by tweeting a photo of a script page featuring the names of Washington's Scandal and Davis' Murder characters -- Olivia and Annalise.

"People. It's happening. @petenowalk, you ready for this? #TGITCrossover #HowtoGetAwaywithScandal," Rhimes captioned the image.

"Hey Ms @violadavis check it out. This spot look familiar?! Where are you?" Washington wrote, alongside a picture of her dressed as Olivia and sitting on a bench outside of a courtroom that appears in Murder.

"Hey @KerryWashington, guess where I am?!" Davis posted with a photo of her leaning on the Oval Office desk as it appears in Scandal. "LOVE YOU," Washington responded.

Scandal co-star Tony Goldwyn re-tweeted a link to a story about the crossover, asking: "And guess who got to direct this one! (hint: he used to be POTUS) #Scandal #HTGAWM."

It is unclear when the episodes will air.

Stephen Dorff joins 'True Detective' for Season 3
HBO says actor Stephen Dorff has joined Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo for the next edition of True Detective.

"#TrueDetective: Stephen Dorff Cast In Season 3 Of @HBO Anthology Series," the show's official Twitter account said Wednesday.

The tweet also included a link to a story that reported Ali and Dorff will play state police investigators from Arkansas haunted by a case over the course of three decades.

Each season of the crime drama features a new cast and story.

Dorff's acting credits include Somewhere, Blade, Wheeler, Star and Leatherface.

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Olivia Munn is scheduled to host the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards gala.

The event honoring excellence in film and television for 2017 will air on The CW Jan. 11.

In addition to being an actress and author, Munn is also a leader in the #METOO and #TIMESUP movements against sexual harassment.

She tweeted Tuesday: "I stand in solidarity w women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, & assault. #TIMESUP on oppression & marginalization. #TIMESUP on misrepresentation and underrepresentation. Sign the solidarity letter & donate to @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund."

Comedian T.J. Miller hosted the Critics' Choice Awards show the past two years. He was recently accused of sexual and physical assault dating back more than a decade ago, but he has denied any wrongdoing.