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Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan deny rumors about split
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are denying rumors about their highly-publicized split.

The 37-year-old actor and Dewan, also 37, said through their reps Thursday that reports about Tatum's supposed partying and flirting are untrue.

"Happy to clarify that absolutely none of these rumors are true," Dewan's rep told People. "The reason our statement was so positive [was] because that's the reality of the situation."

Tatum's rep also denied the actor's behavior contributed to his separation from Dewan.

"The media is fabricating stories and none of these accusations are remotely true," Tatum's rep told E! News. "Channing and Jenna released an honest and loving statement which is the only truth."

Sources told E! the rumored negativity between Tatum and Dewan, who share 4-year-old daughter Everly, is "simply not the case."

"We understand that everyone is super interested in speculating on their private life and there are people who think they have an idea of the inner life of this relationship, but it's simply not the case," the insider said.

"They are lovingly deciding to continue their lives together as friends and parents of Everly because that's how their relationship has grown," the source added.

Tatum and Dewan announced their split Monday after eight years of marriage. The couple said in a joint statement that there are "no secrets or salacious events at the root of [their] decision."

"Absolutely nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now," the pair said. "We are still a family and will always be loving dedicated parents to Everly."


Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies at 82
Studio Ghibli co-founder, animator and director Isao Takahata died in Japan at the age of 82 on Thursday.

Takahata died in a hospital in Tokyo after having been repeatedly hospitalized for heart complications since last summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

His fifth and final film with Studio Ghibli The Tale of the Princess Kaguya was one of the most expensive Japanese films ever made, with a budget of $50 million and it earned a nomination for best animated feature film at the 2015 Oscars.

Takahata began his career as animator at Japan's Toei Animation in 1959, where he met Hayao Miyazaki.

After Takahata's 1961 directorial debut The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun became a financial flop, he and Miyazaki left Toei in 1971 to create the animated feature film Pippi Longstocking and later found Studio Ghibli.

One of Takahata's most memorable and recognizable works was his first film at Studio Ghibli, Grave of the Fireflies.

The 1988 film told the story of two children struggling to survive at the end of World War II, reflecting Takahata's own experience surviving a U.S. bombing of Okayama City when he was 9 years old.


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Which recent Oscar winner is producing a Lorena Bobbitt docuseries for Amazon?


Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon join 'Harry Potter' mobile game
Harry Potter film stars Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon will be providing voicework for their characters Professor McGonagall and Professor Dumbledore respectively in upcoming Wizarding World mobile game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.

Smith and Gambon will be joined by other Harry Potter film stars also reprising their roles including Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick), Sally Mortemore (Madam Irma Pince), Gemma Jones (Madam Pomfrey) and Zoe Wanamaker (Madam Hooch).

Hogwarts Mystery, developed by Jam City and Portkey Games, will allow players to make their own customizable character and decide which Hogwarts house they belong to between Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Players will attend classes in the game to learn new spells and potions and will have dialogue options available to decide how to interact with fellow classmates.

"If I could attend Hogwarts as a student, I would be most excited to attend the potions class taught by Severus because it is the most exotic," Smith said in a statement about the game and in reference to Professor Snape.

"Our goal with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is to make players really feel for the first time like they're attending Hogwarts," said co-founder and CEO of Jam City Chris DeWolfe. "By including these iconic and incredibly talented actors in the game, we come one step closer to truly giving fans their own Hogwarts experience."

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will launch free-to-play for iOS and Android on April 25.


Terry Gilliam's long-awaited 'Don Quixote' receives first trailer
Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam's long-in-development film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has received its first trailer.

The international trailer released Thursday features Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) as a man who believes he is the title character from the classic Miguel de Cervantes novel.

Pryce enlists the help of a marketing executive named Toby, played by Adam Driver (Star Wars), whom Pryce believes is Don Quixote's squire, Sancho Panza. The pair then embark on a journey that jumps between the present day and the 17th century.

"Gradually, like the infamous knight himself, Toby becomes consumed by the illusory world and unable to determine his dreams from reality. The tale culminates in a phantasmagorical and emotional finale where Toby takes on the mantle of Don Quixote de la Mancha," reads the synopsis.

Gilliam, known for helming The Fisher King, Brazil, Time Bandits, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and 12 Monkeys, first went into production on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote nearly two decades ago. Production was originally sidelined by bad weather and budget woes, as well as an ailing leading man in Jean Rochefort. The setbacks were chronicled in a documentary titled Lost in La Mancha.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has no official release date and faces legal trouble with a former producer who may prevent the film from seeing release. Gilliam planned on premiering his project at the Cannes Film Festival.


??? Guess Who ???

Which recent Oscar winner is producing a Lorena Bobbitt docuseries for Amazon?

Jordan Peele, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 2017's Get Out, is producing a four-part documentary series about Lorena Bobbitt for Amazon Prime.

Director Joshua Rofé is to tell the story from Bobbitt's perspective. Lorena's debut is timed to the 25th anniversary of the high-profile case for which she is infamous.

Bobbitt was found innocent by reason of insanity for attacking her husband John, cutting off his penis while he slept and tossing it in a field from a moving car in 1993. The organ was surgically reattached in an apparently successful operation that allowed John Bobbitt to later appear in X-rated movies.

The couple divorced in 1995 after six years of marriage.

"Jordan has proven himself as a captivating voice of social critique and we are excited to work with him on this project. Lorena reframes Lorena Bobbitt's story around issues of sexism and domestic abuse and offers Prime members an exclusive new view into how America got her story wrong and maybe continues to get it wrong," Heather Schuster, head of unscripted at Amazon Originals, said in a statement Thursday.

"Our hope for this series is to give viewers pause when the next scandal of the moment is presented to us as macabre entertainment. Often, there's profound pain and trauma just beneath the surface of stories like Lorena's," added Rofé.

"When we hear the name 'Bobbitt' we think of one of the most sensational incidents to ever be catapulted into a full-blown media spectacle. With this project, Lorena has a platform to tell her truth as well as engage in a critical conversation about gender dynamics, abuse, and her demand for justice. This is Lorena's story and we're honored to help her tell it," Peele remarked.

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