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James Schamus Writing, David Heyman Producing ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth’
Lionsgate has set David Heyman to produce and James Schamus to write the adaptation of Reza Aslan's bestselling book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” an individual fa...
5 TCA Mysteries: Who Will Run Fox, and Star in ‘True Detective'?
Sometimes the Television Critics Association press tour is exactly as dull as it sounds: a lot of critics get together at a lovely hotel and lob softballs at beautiful people onstage, who gamely catch...
AMC Aims to Boost Sales by Installing Fully Reclining Seats in $600 Million Revamp
The AMC theater chain is seeing strong revenue gains as it starts converting about a third of its 5,000 U.S. auditoriums to fully reclining seats. It’s part of a $600 million revamp of the chain...
Marvel's ‘Ant-Man’ Recruits 2 New Writers as Production Start Nears
“Die In a Gunfight” writers Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer are in negotiations to do a quick rewrite of Marvel's “Ant-Man,” which is gearing up to start production next ...
Taylor Swift Writes Op-Ed on the Music Biz: ‘Music Should Not be Free’
Taylor Swift has taken to the Wall Street Journal to pen an op-ed, discussing the music industry at large and its future from the perspective of one of its most popular songstresses. In the piece, Swi...
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Academy Elections: Kerry Washington, Jason Reitman Challenge Incumbents
THR's awards analyst has the inside scoop on the most interesting of the 17 races and the candidates, which include incumbents Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Annette Bening, and challengers such as Geena Dav...
Sarah Palin’s Sportsman Channel Show Renewed for Second Season
The Sportsman Channel has renewed “Amazing America With Sarah Palin” for a second season. According to the the niche cable channel, the show’s first season propelled it to “tri...
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Yankees Fan Caught Sleeping Sues ESPN for $10 Million (Video)
Andrew Robert Rector, who nodded off during the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry game April 13, has filed a defamation lawsuit against ESPN, MLB, Dan Shulman and John Kruk for making fun of his inappropriate n...
‘Fox & Friends’ Advice for Women in the Workplace: ‘Don't Talk Too Much’
In a segment that sounded like something out of the '60s, “Fox & Friends” dispensed advice to career-minded women Monday that included telling them to “wear colorful tops&#...
Kevin Smith Says Weinsteins Passed on ‘Clerks 3’
It looks like Kevin Smith’s plans for “Clerks 3,” which he initially wanted to start shooting in May, have been derailed. Smith told Screen Daily that The Weinstein Company, who own ...
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Sour Patch Kids' Snapchat Effort Is a First for Mondelez Brands
Sour Patch Kids has launched a five-day Snapchat campaign, which marks parent Mondelez International's initial foray on the smartphone app as well as the candy brand's first time utilizing s...
FX’s ‘Tyrant’ Adds Young Adults in Second Week — Thanks to Huge DVR Playback
In another example of how DVR playback can boost a program’s ratings profile, FX on Monday reported some promising news for its new drama “Tyrant,” which ended up attracting more you...
Ken Roberts, Who Nursed KROQ Into Radio Behemoth, Dies at 73
Ken Roberts, a concert promoter who oversaw the remaking of Los Angeles’ KROQ-FM into a musical trendsetter influential throughout the country, died May 22 in New York City. He was 73. Roberts h...
Katie Stanton to Replace Exiting Twitter Media Chief Chloe Sladden (Exclusive)
Less than a month after the departure of Twitter Media chief Chloe Sladden, the social media giant has found her replacement. Katie Jacobs Stanton, previously vice president of international market de...
Watch: Mike White Does Yoga, Eats a Burger and Talks Creativity in Latest 'Academy Originals' Video
Academy Originals, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences' first digital initiative, has just released a new video featuring Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award-winning film...
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NFL Concussion Settlement Gets Preliminary Approval
The judge could give final approval after a fairness hearing in November.read more
‘The Conjuring’ Spinoff ‘Annabelle’ Set for Oct. 3 Release
New Line is going with “Annabelle” as the title for its spinoff of “The Conjuring” with a  Oct. 3 release date in the U.S. Peter Safran and “The Conjuring” director James Wan are ...
Why Steven Soderbergh Quit Movies: ‘Ratio of Bulls— to Fun … Got Out of Whack’
It was hard to swallow the fact that the man who gave us “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “Traffic” and the “Ocean’s” franchise was leaving the movie biz when Stev...
Watch: Exclusive Trailer for 'Fact or Fiction: The Life and Times of a Ping Pong Hustler' Captures the Final Years of a Forgotten Champion
"He was the Joe Dimaggio of table tennis." Marty Reisman was an American and international champion; the sort who appeared on late night talk shows and was covered in Sports Illustrated at a...
Broadway Box Office: July 4th Fizzles, But Stage Fares Better Than Cinema
Independence Day didn’t set off any fireworks at the Broadway box office last week — but at least the Rialto held steadier than the cineplex. Compared to a dreadful weekend at the movies t...

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