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Lionsgate Extends Grindstone Deal
Lionsgate has extended its relationship with its Grindstone Entertainment Group, which generated the Nicolas Cage-John Cusack thriller “Frozen Ground.” The studio has also signed new multi...
Morning-Show Spin: ABC Uses Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ To Counter NBC’s ‘Rise To Shine’
Behind the smiling faces on the nation’s two most popular morning shows lurks something slightly more sinister: Marketing campaigns designed to make viewers consider one over the other. To celeb...
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Hollywood's Greatest Fictional Leaders: Michael Douglas Character Tops List
Fortune's ranking of the 20 best fake authority figures features some surprising choices and omissions.read more
CBS’ ‘Survivor’ Finale to Face ‘American Idol’ for First Time
CBS is apparently no longer afraid of “American Idol.” After years of scheduling its “Survivor” finale on a Sunday, CBS has slotted the conclusion to the reality adventure show...
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'Step Up: All In' First Trailer Teases Vegas Glam (Video)
The fifth film in Summit's dance franchise will hit theaters on July 25.read more
Human Rights Org Condemns Alleged Attack on TV Chief in Ukraine
LONDON — Human rights org Amnesty International has called for an alleged attack by a nationalist member of Ukraine’s parliament against the head of one of the country’s leading TV chann...
Tony Bennett Thinks Today's Music Is ‘Terrible’
If you think the music you're hearing on the radio is terrible these days, take comfort in knowing that Tony Bennett — a 17-time Grammy-winning jazz singer — agrees. “The songs t...
Will Comcast-Time Warner Deal Compromise the Open Internet? Senator Al Franken Thinks So.
Shortly after Comcast announced its proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, Netflix and Comcast made another announcement: Netflix agreed to pay Comcast Corp. an undisclosed fee to ensure Netflix...
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California's Film and TV Incentives Generated $1.9 Billion in Spending in Last Three Years
That number could be much bigger if big-budget movies and visual effects were allowed to participate in the program, according to the L.A. County Economic Development Corp.read more
Fox, Samsung to Develop System to Deliver Ultra HD Content Through Smart TVs
Twentieth Century Fox and Samsung Electronics announced a partnership Thursday in which both companies will work together to create a secure way to deliver Ultra HD movies and TV shows through smart T...
Jon Chu to Direct Hasbro’s Live Action ‘Jem and the Holograms’ Movie
Jon M. Chu will direct Hasbro’s live action “Jem and the Holograms” movie, based on cult 1980s animated series. Blumhouse Prods’ Jason Blum will produce the film with Hasbro, C...
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Jennifer Connelly Says Religious Leaders Are Now Embracing 'Noah' (Video)
"The controversy that was generated [was] by people who were speculating [and] hadn't seen the film yet," said the actress, who plays Noah's wife.read more
CBS Finale Dates: ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ ‘Crazy Ones’ Get 1-Hour Season-Enders
Double-check your DVR recordings: CBS has released its season finale dates. The one-hour series finale for “How I Met Your Mother” kicks off the network's season-enders on Monday, Marc...
‘Lego Movie’ Filmmakers in Talks to Direct ‘Ghostbusters 3' (Exclusive)
Hot off “The Lego Movie,” Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in early talks to direct “Ghostbusters 3” for Sony Pictures, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Sony...
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Lionsgate Renews Film Slate Deal With Grindstone Entertainment
The new agreement includes multi-year deals for Grindstone's Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb. read more
The Awesomely Punk Rock Filmography of Jello Biafra
Jello Biafra first found pop culture prominence as the lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, and while he's also carved out a reputation as a top-notch spoken word artist, he’s continued to write and re...
Why Are So Many Indie Movies Set In Brooklyn?
Once was a time, Brooklyn was a bit exotic. When iconic sites (Coney Island, Red Hook, Brighton Beach) showed up in movies, they usually symbolized the borough’s ethnic vigor and a kind of throwback...
Willie Geist Tapped to Host ‘Everest Jump Live’ for Discovery
Willie Geist has lined up a side gig. “Today” co-host Geist has been chosen to host the Discovery Channel's upcoming “Everest Jump Live,” during which climber Joby Ogwyn wi...
Bradley Cooper Schools Louis C.K. in ‘Inside the Actor's Studio’ Viral Video
Louis C.K. once said nobody becomes famous for asking Sean Penn a question on Bravo's “Inside the Actor's Studio.” It turns out, Bradley Cooper proved him wrong. A Redditor discove...
Korean ‘Star’ Shines in China’s Political, Online Firmaments
HONG KONG – A South Korean TV drama “My Love From The Star” (literal translation ‘You Who Came From The Stars’) has become a knockout hit in China. And despite its whimsical plot and slick, ...

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