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Taylor Kitsch & Andrea Riseborough Are Joined By 'Waco' Survivor David Thibodeau at Paley Screening!

Taylor Kitsch happily poses alongside his co-star Andrea Riseborough while attending the premiere screening of their new mini-series WACO held at The Paley Center for Media on Wednesday (January 24) in New York City.

The 36-year-old actor and Andrea, 36, were joined at the event by their cast mates Rory Culkin and Michael Shannon, as well as creators John Erick and Drew Dowdle.

Taylor and the crew were also joined by real-life Waco survivor David Thibodeau, who wrote the biographical account A Place Called Waco that serves as half of the miniseries’ source material.

David Thibodeau, specifically, every department called him and talked to him for hours and hours,” the Dowdle brothers revealed. “The art department was like, ‘Okay, what kind of ceiling did you guys have? Was it wood or was it…? What were the doors like on the men’s floor?’ He’d be like, ‘Oh, men didn’t have doors. They had sheets hanging in front.’ It was just all these little details that made it really real. And then every actor, on the Branch Davidian side at least, would sit with Thibodeau, and [say], ‘Okay, what was my character like?’ And he’d say, ‘Your character, this guy loved the sound of nature and spent all this time watching birds and listening.’ Or whatever it was, really, his memory of these people was so specific and so real, it gave everyone a lot to work with. ‘Rachel, she was really strong. Lead wife and head mother, and she would give it back to David as much as she would take.’ You know, there’s key things that helped in the script, but for the actors also, and production design and wardrobe and just everything.”

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Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue Features 12 Amazing Stars!

Vanity Fair‘s annual Hollywood Issue has been unveiled!

The cover, shot by the legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz in both Los Angeles and New York, features 12 celebrities, both up and coming stars as well as legendary performers.

The cover image includes Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hanks, Michael B. Jordan, Zendaya, Jessica Chastain, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Michael Shannon, Gal Gadot, and Claire Foy.

In addition, Vanity Fair’s editor Graydon Carter, who has edited the magazine for 25 years, also appears in the issue for the first time.

For more from the stars, visit VanityFair.com.

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Melissa Benoist, Taylor Kitsch & 'Waco' Cast Celebrate Premiere in NYC - Watch Trailer Here!

Melissa Benoist is gorgeous in pink while posing alongside her co-star Taylor Kitsch at the world premiere of their mini-series WACO presented by Paramount Network at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Monday (January 22) in New York City.

The 29-year-old actress and Taylor, 36, were joined at the event by their cast mates Andrea Riseborough, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, John Leguizamo, Camryn Manheim, Demore Barnes, Annika Marks and Shea Whigham.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Melissa Benoist

Waco is a brand new 6-part series from Paramount Network based on the true story that shocked the world of religious leader David Koresh’s Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in 1993.

Check out Waco when it premieres on January 24 on Paramount Network – Watch trailer below!


‘WACO’ Trailer

FYI: Melissa is wearing the Solace London side twist dress from Shopbop.

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Taylor Kitsch & Melissa Benoist Join 'Waco' Cast for a Press Day

Melissa Benoist and Taylor Kitsch share a laugh while participating in an interview at the Build Series on Monday afternoon (January 22) in New York City.

The actors joined Michael Shannon and more co-stars from their new Paramount Network series Waco to chat about the show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Melissa Benoist

Melissa and Taylor also stopped by SiriusXM that day to continue their press duties. She was looking super chic in her leather outfit!

FYI: Melissa is wearing a Zeynep Arcay leather blazer and trousers. Taylor is wearing Frame jeans.

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Hilary Swank & Michael Shannon Team Up to Premiere 'What They Had' at Sundance Film Festival!

Hilary Swank is all smiles while hitting the carpet at the premiere of her latest film What They Had held during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on Sunday (January 21) in Park City, Utah.

The 43-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Michael Shannon, Taissa Farmiga, Blythe Danner, and first time writer-director Elizabeth Chomko.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hilary Swawnk

That same day, Hilary and Michael promoted What They Had at The IMDb Studio and The IMDb Show on Location at The Sundance Film Festival.

What They Had is being billed as a family-in-crisis drama, according to Deadline: Bridget (Hilary) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.

FYI: Hilary is wearing an AllSaints sweater at the studio. Taissa is wearing an AllSaints dress at the premiere. She is wearing AllSaints jeans at the studio.

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Is There a '12 Strong' End Credits Scene?

12 Strong will debut in theaters at midnight and fans may want to know if they should stay in the theater for anything after the credits.

Well, we’ve heard there’s nothing after, so no need to stay.

12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.

Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Trevante Rhodes, Rob Riggle, Austin Stowell, and more also star.

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Michael Shannon, Trevante Rhodes, & More Join Chris Hemsworth at '12 Strong' Premiere

Trevante Rhodes, Michael Shannon, Chris Hemsworth, and Michael Pena pose for a photo at the premiere of their movie 12 Strong on Tuesday (January 16) at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The guys were joined at the event by co-stars Geoff Stults, Austin Stowell, Rob Riggle, Navid Negahban, and more.

Chris‘ wife Elsa Pataky also stars in the film and they made a hot appearance together on the red carpet.

12 Strong is about a U.S. Special Forces team, lead by Chris‘ character Mitch Nelson, chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. The film hits theaters on Friday!

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