"The Crown"'s Queen Elizabeth was paid less than her male co-star

Netflix(JERUSALEM) -- Talk about a royal mistake.

The producers of Netflix’s The Crown have admitted that the show’s star, Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than her male co-star Matt Smith, who plays Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip.

According to Variety, the pay gap was revealed during a panel discussion about the series at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem Tuesday.

Variety reports that producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries acknowledged Smith made more money because of his prior Doctor Who fame, but added they would correct this in the future.

“Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen,” Mackie said.

It’s too little, too late for Foy though. She only played Queen Elizabeth for two seasons of The Crown. For its next two seasons, the roles have been recast with older actors. Olivia Coleman will take over the role of Queen is season three.

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"Black Panther"'s editor reveals two deleted scenes coming in the film's DVD release

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As Black Panther continues to rule the box office, fans of the film are already looking forward to the home video release of the film. While that could be a good six months away, the film's editor, Michael Shawver, tells The Wrap that the home edition will include some must-see deleted scenes.

“Hands down the most painful scene to cut was [one] with Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya,” Shawver says. Gurira plays General Okoye, head of Wakanda's security force, while Kaluuya plays her lover, tribe ambassador W’Kabi.

Shawver continues, "Toward the end, after things go bad and Killmonger is in control...we’re talking about, what are they going to do? What is Wakanda going to become? Those are two powerhouse actors and it was an incredible scene with so many layers to it — boyfriend and girlfriend, it was general and her advisor, all those things. That was painful." 

So why cut it?  As Sawver explains, his job is to have his finger "on the pulse of what the audience is feeling," and at that point in the film, he felt he needed to move the story along.

Another scene that was left on the cutting room floor involved Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa and Forest Whitaker’s Zuri, Wakanda's elder statesman and spiritual leader.

“There’s a scene between Chadwick and Forest’s characters which sets up their relationship," Sawver recalls. "It sort of lets you attach yourself to their father-son dynamic so that later on in the film…you really feel more.”

Sawver says those scenes will appear extras on the forthcoming DVD release of Black Panther.

Black Panther is from Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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Selma Blair says Cameron Diaz is not retiring: "I was making a joke" 

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc(HOLLYWOOD) -- It seems reports of Cameron Diaz’s retirement from acting have been greatly exaggerated.

After Selma Blair commented in an interview that Diaz was “done” with Hollywood, she has now backtracked on her statements.

“Breaking News: Guys please, I was making a joke in an interview,” Blair tweeted. “CAMERON DIAZ is NOT retiring from ANYTHING. And for more breaking news: I am NOW retiring from being Cameron Diaz’s spokesperson.”

Blair previously told U.K.’s Metro that she and Diaz had been chatting about a potential sequel to their 2002 film The Sweetest Thing.

 “I had lunch with Cameron the other day,” she said. “We were reminiscing about the film. I would have liked to do a sequel but Cameron’s retired from acting. She’s like ‘I’m done.’”

Blair added, “I mean, she doesn’t need to make any more films. She has a pretty great life, I don’t know what it would take to bring her back. She’s happy.”

Diaz may not be retiring, but she has taken a break from acting of sorts. She hasn’t appeared on screen since 2014’s Annie remake.

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Return to Hogwarts in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures(HOLLYWOOD) -- Dumbeldore is back, and younger than ever.

The trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter universe movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been revealed, and it gives us our first look at Jude Law in action as the Hogwarts headmaster.

The new film picks up after the events of 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald escaping custody of magical authorities. To help bring him to justice, Dumbledore recruits his former student Newt Scamander, played by returning star Eddie Redmayne, for a mission to Paris.

The trailer also features a glimpse of Hogwarts, an adorable baby hippogriff and a quick shot of Johnny Depp, who returns as the villainous Grindelwald.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Zoe Kravitz and Ezra Miller. It hits theaters November 16.

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ABC's new legal drama "For the People" explores complicated courthouse relationships

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- On ABC’s new Shondaland legal drama For the People, it’s made clear early on in the first episode that public defenders and prosecutors just don't mix.

The series, premiering tonight, explores the complicated relationships between rookie lawyers on both sides of the courtroom as they navigate the high-stakes U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

As it turns out, the actors who play these characters don’t mix either – though not by choice.

Britt Robertson, who plays ambitious public defender Sandra Bell, and Ben Rappaport, who plays prosecutor Seth Oliver, joke that they almost never see each other on set and are kept “sequestered from each other.” But when they do mix, it makes for some interesting scenes.

“We’d love to have the dynamic expand throughout the seasons,” Robertson tells ABC Radio.

According to Rappaport, showing both sides of the legal system helps set this show apart from other legal dramas. It also helps that its creator, Paul William Davies, is a lawyer by trade.

The show does have familiar characteristics to other Shonda Rhimes-produced dramas – namely, a career-driven female lead with a strong female friendship. Robertson says she loves being part of the Shondaland tradition, which includes Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey and Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope.

“[My character's] worked so hard to get to this place and now that she's finally had the opportunity to shine, she is sort of relishing in it,” Robertson says. “It's nice to play that girl.”

For the People premieres tonight on ABC at 10 p.m. ET.

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Is every character in "Game of Thrones" going to die? 

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(JERUSALEM) -- Fans have come to expect the unexpected on HBO's Game of Thrones, especially when it comes to the sudden, violent deaths of their favorite characters. But an HBO exec is making the show's final season sound like "The Red Wedding" times infinity.

While speaking a panel at a conference in Jerusalem, HBO's senior VP of drama, Francesca Orsi, described what it was like being at the table read for the scripts of the show's final six episodes.

"It was a really powerful moment in our lives and our careers,” Orsi said, according to Variety. “None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths.”

Orsi also said that after the read was finished, everyone applauded for 15 to 20 minutes. "It was amazing,” she said “By the very end, everyone looked down and looked up and tears were in their eyes.”

But for those that are already mourning the end of the beloved show, which will air its final season in 2019, Orsi says there will be plenty of spinoffs inspired by George R.R. Martin's book series.

"It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it,” Orsi explained. “That’s why it spawned three, four, five spinoffs.”

She added, "We’re going big.”

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Ava DuVernay says even with the adaptation challenges, "A Wrinkle In Time" "was worth it" 

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(NEW YORK) -- While it couldn't beat Black Panther at the box office, director Ava DuVernay was able to make box office magic with her latest film, Disney's A Wrinkle in Time, which grossed over $33 million in its opening weekend.

In making the film, DuVernay admits she was well aware of the cinematic challenges of producing a live-action adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved children's book.

"Yeah, I know a lot of people told me this was an unadaptable book," DuVernay tells ABC Radio. "That's why it hadn't been made into a film -- a feature film -- in so many years. Decades, in fact. And it is. It was quite a puzzle to put together."

Yet, even with the film's limitations in bringing the book's various worlds to the big screen, DuVernay believes taking on the imaginative project was well "worth it."

"But, it was worth it to me to have a film that centered on this girl and for Disney to want to hold hands on making this girl of color," DuVernay explains. "And making all of the cast be really reflective of the world -- in the real world that I thought, 'You know what it might be tough to adapt, but the let's try it.'"

Some of those reflective efforts included the star-studded cast of Oprah WinfreyMindy KalingReese Witherspoon and newcomer Storm Reid, who served as the film's "warriors of light."

DuVernay continues, "And so we were able to contemporize some of Madeleine L'Engle's great ideas and just bring it into a new century."

A Wrinkle in Time is now out in theaters from Disney, parent company of ABC News.

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's production company will add inclusion riders to future deals

Todd Williamson/Getty Images(AUSTIN, TEXAS) -- Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are taking Frances McDormand's advice.

Damon and Affleck's production company Pearl Street has announced it will use inclusion riders in all future deals and contracts, Deadline reports.

From the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, actor/producer Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni tweeted,"On behalf of Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jennifer ToddDrew Vinton & I will be adopting the #InclusionRider for all of our projects moving forward."

The announcement comes a week after McDormand's Best Actress acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, where she first brought up the clause. “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider," McDormand said, sparking interest and public discussion.

Inclusion riders are a special clause added to contracts, ensuring the cast and crew meets a certain level of diversity.

Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan also announced that his company, Outlier Society Productions, will add the diversity clause on future deals.

These additions come amidst a changing Hollywood that is trying to evolve into a more diverse and safe work environment.

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'American Idol' night two: Who *isn't* going to Hollywood?

ABC/Eddy Chen(HOLLYWOOD) -- ABC's American Idol continued its two-night premiere event Monday with two more hours of auditions, and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie were handing out golden tickets like they were going out of style.  It's possible they said no to hundreds of singers, but in two hours, we saw were exactly four "No's" -- and Lionel turned into a hugging machine.

Because there were so many "yeses," here's a look at just some of the standouts:

David Francisco, 25, from Nashville, TN: He moved to Music City to pursue his dreams, but was hit by a car and paralyzed from the waist down.  After much therapy and struggling, he can now walk with crutches.  He was accompanied by his fiancee Christie, who has stood by him through it all, in the audition room. After he sang Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely," Lionel hugged him, Katy cried, and all three judges told him he was going to Hollywood.

Rissa Watson, 17, from Apache, OK:  Rissa's from a tiny town where everyone knows everyone.  She's next in line to inherit her family's furniture store, but won't have to if she can make it as a singer.  After she sang Adele's "When We Were Young," Katy said she had "full body chills," and Luke compared her voice to an angel's.  She's going to Hollywood.

Thaddeus Johnson, from Oklahoma City, OK: He made it to Hollywood during Season 9 in 2010, but didn't go any further.  At one point, he weighed 390 pounds and considered taking his own life, but instead, he turned himself around and lost 162 pounds and counting.  After he sang "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia, all three judges gave him a return trip to Hollywood, and Lionel hugged him.

Lane Hardy, 17, Livingston, LA: A true country boy, he sang "Hurricane" by Band of Heathens and won the judges over with his soulful, gritty style.  "I think if you ain't careful, you might win American Idol," raved Luke.

Trevor Holmes, 27, Thousand Oaks, CA: A construction worker who's had a crush on Katy Perry for years, he bowled the judges over as soon as he walked in: Luke immediately dubbed him a "dreamboat" while Katy said "You're so hot...are you engaged?"  Trevor sang Brett Young's "In Case You Didn't Know," changing the lyrics to "In case you didn't know/Katy, I'm crazy 'bout you."  Katy and Treavor did some major flirting, but alas, he has a girlfriend...and a golden ticket.

Brandon Diaz, 21, Ashburn, VA: His father emigrated to Cuba as a child and taught Brandon everything he knows about singing.  Brandon just wants to make his dad proud and he did, scoring a golden ticket after singing "Unaware" by Allen Stone.  Katy declared he could be "top 10," and called him "the best male singer we've seen so far."

Michelle Sussett, 22, Miami, FL: Originally from Venezuela, the super-energetic singer performed a song in Spanish and then turned some music on and forced the judges to get up and dance with her.  They complied, but Katy slipped and fell.  Her already-very-short dress got hiked up so far that the producers covered her lower half with an American Idol censorship graphic.  Michelle still got a ticket to Hollywood, though.

William Casanova, 26, Washington, DC: A woman's shoe salesman, he charmed the judges with his smooth, flirtatious personality, and earned a golden ticket by singing Donny Hathaway's "A Song For You." But it was his day job that had the judges fascinated. "What do you do with the stinky feet?" asked Luke.  "What if they're missing a toe?" inquired Katy.  Eventually, she stuck out her foot, put the golden ticket between her toes and made William come and take it.

Gabbii Jones, 20, St. Louis, MO: Her father has given her 30 days to make her dreams of stardom come true, or else she's got to get a job.  Luckily, her somewhat over-the-top rendition of Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman" was enough to convince the judges to save her from a life of drudgery and send her to Hollywood.  And Lionel hugged her.  The producers liked her personality enough to put her in an interstitial Macy's commercial with Ryan Seacrest.

And some of the no's...

Misha Gontar, 26, Marengo, IL: Originally from the Ukraine, Misha sang a super-catchy but incredibly weird song that featured an "oo-ee-oh/bow bow bow" chant and speed-rapping in what we assume was Ukranian. He had the judges singing along with him, but there was no ticket for him.

Autumn Wood, 27, Katy, TX: The library clerk came in dolled up in what Katy described as "glamazon" style, but her version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was bizarre: She sounded like Cher with a bad cold.  It was a no.

American Idol continues next Sunday night on ABC with more auditions.

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Michael Caine on Woody Allen: "I wouldn't work with him again" 

Jeff Spicer/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Michael Caine, an Academy Award winner for his role in Woody Allen's 1986 film Hannah and Her Sisters, tells The Guardian he won't work with the director again.

"I am so stunned," Caine, 84, responded when asked about the recently resurfaced molestation allegations against Allen by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

"I’m a patron of [The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children] and have very strong views about paedophilia," he continues. "I can’t come to terms with it, because I loved Woody and had a wonderful time with him. I even introduced him to [Allen's ex-wife] Mia [Farrow]."

Adds Caine, "I don’t regret working with him, which I did in complete innocence; but I wouldn’t work with him again."

Allen has consistently denied the abuse allegation, including after his split from Farrow, when she accused Allen of molesting Dylan.

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