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World Cup Has Brazilians Flocking to Theaters
Soccer isn’t the only thing scoring big in Brazil. The influx of 3.7 million people into the country of nearly 200 million for the duration of the World Cup has produced a box office bonanza. “Eve...
Obama Taps Former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to Lead Veteran Affairs
President Obama on Monday will nominate former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert McDonald for secretary of Veterans Affairs, according to a senior official. “McDonald's personal an...
Zendaya Leaves Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic
Production on Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic entitled “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” has been put on hold after its star, Disney Channel singer and actress Zendaya Coleman (better known a...
Zendaya Exits Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic Amid Controversy
Zendaya will no longer play iconic R&B singer Aaliyah in a biopic planned by Lifetime, the network said on Sunday. “We are sad Zendaya will no longer portray Aaliyah. Production is currentl...
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Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson, Clive Goodman to Be Retried on Bribery Counts
UPDATED: Britain's Crown Prosecution Service on Monday ‎said it wants a new trial after a jury failed to reach a verdict on two charges that they conspired to pay public officials for royal phone di...
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Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic 'On Hold,' Star Zendaya Coleman Exits
The project, titled "Aaliyah:Princess of R&B," was to begin filming over the summer with a fall premiere date planned. read more
SAG-AFTRA, Companies Stay Elusive on Movie-TV Deal Amid Complex Merger Issues
After nearly two months of negotiations, SAG-AFTRA and Hollywood’s production companies have not yet reached a deal on a master contract covering movie and TV work for the performers union. The ...
Why ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction's’ Huge China Opening Is a Game Changer for Hollywood
The jaw-dropping $90 million opening weekend of Michael Bay's “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in China — just $10 million under its domestic opening — could be a game-cha...
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Box Office: 'Transformers 4' Leads Top 10 Global Chart
The Michael Bay film rakes in $301.3 million, while "The Fault in Our Stars" and "22 Jump Street" approach the $200 million mark. read more
Watch: First ‘Dracula Untold’ Trailer Adds Action to Vampire Mythology
While there has been plenty of portrayals of Dracula in the media, Universal’s upcoming “Dracula Untold” aims to shed some new light on the tale — with the help of a lot of act...
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'Transformers 4' Sound Editors on Their 'Star Wars' Homage and Using an 'Emotional Cow'
Franchise vets Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn talk about creating the sound of this installment's robots, including the Dinobots.read more
‘Transformers 4′: Why the Box Office Smash is a Turning Point in China
China looms over the film industry, representing its best hope for growth at a time when nimbler competitors such as television and online video are siphoning away attention and audiences. The world&#...
Man Stabbed at BET Awards Pre-Party
Leading up to Sunday night’s BET Awards, a man was stabbed at a pre-party Saturday night and transferred to a local hospital, a LAPD spokesperson confirmed. The victim, a man in his 30s, was sta...
Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo's ‘Begin Again’ Hits High Notes in Specialty Box-Office Debut
“Begin Again,” the romantic comedy starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo and featuring the acting debut of Adam Levine, is off to a promising start at the specialty box office. The Wei...
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L.A. Live's New '4DX' Theater Has a Whole Lot of Shaking Going On
THR got a firsthand look at the new theater at Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14 — which has moving seats, plus wind, water and fog effects — and examined the business model behind the interactive ventur...
BET Awards Weekend: 1 Killed, 5 Others Injured at Pre-Show Parties in Los Angeles
One person was killed and at least five others injured when violence unfolded at two parties that were being touted as BET Awards-related this weekend in Los Angeles. In one incident, a man was shot...
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Opens Up About Being ‘Terrified’ to Let Film Go
Marvel fans may be counting down the days until the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but the film’s director James Gunn is a little more emotional as Aug. 1 draws near. The writ...
Specialty Box Office: 'Begin Again' and 'Snowpiercer' Open Strong In Big Weekend For Weinsteins
Here's a rundown of the specialty box office this weekend, which saw The Weinstein Company (and their arm RADiUS-TWC) have a huge weekend thanks to "Begin Again," "Snowpiercer" and...
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Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Enjoys Solid Launch in Houston, Atlanta
UPDATED: The filmmakers decided to target locales where D'Souza's conservative documentary "2016: Obama's America" did especially well before opening "America" nationwide next week. read more
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Nantucket Film Fest: Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Among Winners
The festival drew a phalanx of Hollywood and media guests, including Aaron Sorkin, Mark Ruffalo and MSNBC's Chris Matthews.read more

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