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Weekend Report July 28, 2014
Lucy: $44MM Luc Besson Lichter Grossman et al - Peter Nichols (attorney) Scarlett Johansson CAA - Bryan Lourd LBI Entertainment - Rick Yorn Morgan Freeman CAA - Fred Specktor ...
ICM Partners Snags Steve Alexander From Resolution
ICM Partners has hired talent agent Steve Alexander, who will brings clients David Duchovny, Joy Bryant and Tatiana Maslany with him to his new home. Alexander recently left Resolution, the agency for...
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'A Streetcar Named Desire': Theater Review
Former "X-Files" star Gillian Anderson brings damaged diva Blanche DuBois full circle in this stylish Tennessee Williams revival, which takes place on a revolving turntable stage. ...
Judge Approves Los Angeles Clippers $2 Billion Sale to Steve Ballmer
Despite Donald Sterling's lawsuit filed last week as his latest attempt to stop the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, the deal will go through. Los Angeles Superior Court Michael Levanas rejected ...
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James Shigeta, Star of ‘Flower Drum Song’ and ‘Die Hard’ Co-Star, Dies at 81
James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors, who co-starred in “Die Hard” and starred in “Flower Drum Song,” died Monday at 81. Though largely a TV actor wh...
Fan Who Threatened to Kill Michael Strahan Rants in Court: My Lawyer Is Illuminati
Andre Johnson, the 25-year-old homeless man accused of threatening to kill Michael Strahan was in court on Monday, where he demanded a new lawyer — citing that his was part of the Illuminati ...
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Disney Elevates Paul Candland in Asia Management Reshuffle
HONG KONG — In a series of moves that put greater management weight in Asia, Disney has promoted Paul Candland to the newly created position of president, The Walt Disney Company, Asia, with ove...
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'The Bachelorette' Finale Recap: Andi Dorfman Gets Engaged
Andi sent her runner-up home early and then accepted a marriage proposal from her final guy, telling him: "I've loved you from the first moment I laid eyes on you."read more
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Off Broadway Review: ‘Mala Hierba’
Second Stage really knows how to show a girl a good time, the proof being its excellent track record of producing vital work by important women playwrights. Chalk up another win with “Mala Hierb...
‘Once Upon a Time’ Expands ‘Frozen’ Cast With Tyler Jacob Moore and John Rhys-Davies
Prince Hans and Paddie the troll are the latest “Frozen” characters heading for Storybrooke. “Once Upon a Time” c0-creator and producer Adam Horowitz tweeted about actors Tyle...
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Kathy Griffin Re-Signs With WME After Four Months at CAA (Exclusive)
The comedian switched from WME to CAA in March.read more
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Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network Signs Martial Arts Movie Pact With Celestial
HONG KONG — Robert Rodriguez’s nascent El Rey cable TV network has struck a long-term programming partnership with Hong Kong’s Celestial Pictures. The five year deal gives El Rey Network acc...
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Bruce Campbell Says He Plans to Star in Sam Raimi’s ‘The Evil Dead’ TV Series
Just when “Evil Dead” fans thought they couldn’t get more excited, original trilogy star Bruce Campbell dropped some more news on them. At Comic-Con last weekend, Sam Raimi announced...
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MTV Picks Up Documentary by Rock Concert Crasher Turned Filmmaker
Fake Empire is producing "No Cameras Allowed," which MTV plans to give a limited theatrical run and a future airdate on its channel.read more
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James Shigeta, Top Asian-American Actor of Early '60s and 'Die Hard' Co-Star, Dies at 81
He starred in such films as "The Crimson Kimono," “Flower Drum Song,” “Cry for Happy," "Bridge to the Sun" and, later, as a terrorized executive in the Bruce Willis movie.read more
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‘Batman v. Superman’ Was the Most Popular Film at Comic-Con
The Caped Crusader has made his mark on Comic-Con. Warner Bros. left the San Diego fanfest on Sunday on a very high note, with “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” the most talked about f...
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‘Fifty Shades’ to be Challenged by Faith-Based Romance
Freestyle Releasing, which generated strong grosses for “God’s Not Dead,” is offering up a challenge next Valentine’s Day to “Fifty Shades of Grey” with faith-based...
Paul Candland Promoted to President of Walt Disney Company Asia
Stanley Cheung has been promoted to chairman of TWDC Greater China, while Luke Kang is elevated to managing director.read more
Kiefer Sutherland's Rep Responds to Freddie Prinze Jr.'s '24' Trash Talk
Kiefer Sutherland‘s publicist has responded to Freddie Prinze Jr.'s claims that Sutherland was “unprofessional” and that he “hated every moment” of working with Suthe...
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The Truth About Mobile Advertising? It’s a House of Cards
Like last year and the year before that, 2014 has been dubbed the “Year of Mobile” when ad dollars would start to catch up to smartphone usage. With major players like Facebook, Twitter a...

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