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2014 Oscar Preview: This Year’s Race Off to a ‘Grand’ Start
June 30 marks the year’s midpoint — i.e., the halfway mark of Oscar eligibility. And so far, 2014 is in better shape than last year. The fests have offered some hot contenders that will open l...
Watch: There's Life After 'Parks and Recreation' for Aubrey Plaza in New 'Life After Beth' Trailer
April Ludgate is going to be up on the big screen! Well, sort of. "Parks and Recreation" breakout and film star in the making Aubrey Plaza is starring in a upcoming zomcom (zombie/romantic c...
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Box-Office Milestone: 'X-Men' Franchise Hits $3 Billion in Global Ticket Sales
The milestone was reached thanks to Bryan Singer's summer tentpole "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which is on the verge of becoming the top-grossing film of the year to date. read more
Marvel's ‘Daredevil’ Series Adds ‘Mighty Ducks’ Star Elden Henson (Exclusive)
“The Mighty Ducks” star Elden Henson has been cast in Marvel and Netflix's upcoming series “Daredevil,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Henson joi...
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VidCon: Fullscreen's George Strompolos Announces $10 Million Original Programming Investment
The YouTube multichannel network works with creators such as Grace Helbig, Shane Dawson and the Fine Brothers. read more
‘LEGO Movie’ Blocks Off Top Spot in Home Video Sales
School’s out, so it’s no surprise that Warner’s “The LEGO Movie” shot to the top of both national home video sales charts its first week out. First-week sales were so strong that the animate...
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JPMorgan Chase Embraces Its New Digital Shop
It's still early stages for Roar, the new shop that Publicis Groupe created to handle JPMorgan Chase's global digital business, but so far a bank marketing leader likes what he sees. "...
Here's ‘Game of Thrones’ as an '80s Show (Video)
What a difference a title sequence can make — especially when a synthesizer is involved. From the internet that brought you “Game of Thrones” re-enacted by pugs now comes a re-imagin...
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3 Twitter Ad Trends for USA Vs. Germany World Cup Face-Off
Today's USA vs. Germany World Cup match has already garnered a few interesting developments in terms of brands buying Promoted Tweets. 1. #USAvsGermany is not (totally) for sale.  When you...
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Ad of the Day: Coke and Marquese Scott Take His Robotic, Hypnotic Moves to the Next Level
The last time Marquese Scott stepped onto the stage of Atlanta's Fox Theatre, it was for one of several reality-show auditions that failed to elevate him out of anonymity. In fact, he was told t...
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NBCU's TV Everywhere Taps Former HBO Exec Dina Juliano as SVP of Consumer Strategy
NBC Universal has tapped Dina Juliano, formerly vp of user experience and product design for digital products at HBO, as its svp of consumer product strategy for the network's TV Everywhere...
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Casey Kasem's Daughter Says Dad Still Hasn't Been Buried, Stepmother 'Coming After' Her Trust
Kerri Kasem also talked about the origin of Jean's animosity.read more
First Look: Joan Allen in Netflix’s ‘The Killing’
Netflix has released the first image of guest star Joan Allen in the upcoming season of “The Killing.” Allen plays Colonel Margaret Rayne, the headmaster of an all boys’ military academy...
Terry Crews to Host Television Critics Awards
Terry Crews is stepping off the set of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” to host the 30th Annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards. The invite-only event, to be held at the Beverly...
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Jason Bateman to Star in, Direct FBI Wedding Comedy for Universal
Playwright David Bar Katz is rewriting the project, which began life at Warner Bros. as a vehicle for Steve Carell.read more
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Academy Invites 271 New Members
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and recent nominees Michael Fassbender, Barkhad Abdi, Sally Hawkins and June Squibb are among the actors who've been asked to join the Academy's ranks.read more
Karlovy Vary Festival Brings Best of the East to the West
This year, the top prizes in Cannes sent a clear message to the international cinema community: From Palme d’Or winner “Winter Sleep” (Turkey) to Un Certain Regard favorite “White God” (Hung...
Billy Bragg’s Charity Gives Guitars To Inmates
Since 2007, British folk-punk troubadour Billy Bragg has been providing guitars and guitar lessons for prison inmates throughout the U.K. via his Jail Guitar Doors organization. In 2009, he found an i...
Fate is Often the One to Blame for a Film’s Success or Failure
As the box office numbers roll in this summer, the media is asking the usual rude questions: Who is really responsible for the hits and misses? How big will be the profits and losses? These are valid ...
Q&A: Andy Serkis Talks ‘Apes’ and ‘Avengers’
Andy Serkis is the gold standard for performance capture acting, having played Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Caesar in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and King Kong, among his ma...

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