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Nicolas Chartier Buys Ashton Kutcher’s $9.9 Million Crib
It’s no secret in the celebrity real estate world that Ashton Kutcher sold his glassy, uber-modern mansion high above the Hollywood Reservoir for $9.925 million. What’s not so well known is that t...
Keanu Reeves to Produce and Star in ‘Rain’ TV Show
Whoa: Keanu Reeves is moving into television by starring in and producing the new action-drama “Rain.” The series, from Slingshot Global Media, is based on the book series by Barry Eisler....
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Could P&G Sell Off Iconic Ivory Brand?
Since Procter & Gamble’s Aug. 1 announcement that it intends to shutter or sell off as many as 100 brands, investors, advertising firms and retailers have speculated over which products wo...
MTV VMAs Chastised by Parents TV Council; Warns Against Miley Cyrus Repeat
The Parents Television Council has issued a request that MTV give its Video Music Awards show an appropriate rating for the amount of sexual content it will contain. In a letter addressed to MTV and V...
Participant Media Founder Jeff Skoll Quietly Buys Beverly Hills Fixer-Upper House
When you sell about $2 billion worth of eBay stock, as Canadian-born multibillionaire and former eBay prexy Jeff Skoll did in 2005, you can do things like drop $11 million on a solar-powered Beverly H...
Summer's Biggest Box-Office Bargains: ‘Purge Anarchy,’ ‘Fault in Our Stars’ and ‘Neighbors’
The chiller “The Purge: Anarchy” has taken in a cool $100 million at the worldwide box office — not bad for a movie that cost $9 million to make. In terms of bang for the buck, it...
New York State Tax Credits Yield ‘Dora and Friends,’ Other Post-Production Gains
The debut on Monday of Nickelodeon’s “Dora and Friends: Into the City” is giving New York state officials reason to trumpet the state’s boosted incentives for post-production w...
Nick Lachey Lands A&E Reality Series
So, Nick Lachey walks into a bar… Brothers /former boy banders Nick and Drew Lachey are the subjects of A&E's latest celebrity-driven reality show, with the upcoming “Lachey's ...
‘Mummy’ Director Stephen Sommers Sells Britney Spears’ Past Malibu Home
When Britney Spears married her second husband and baby daddy, Kevin Federline, they picked up a luxury love shack inside the guarded gates of Malibu’s prestigious Serra Retreat enclave. The pop sta...
Judy Greer, John Slattery, Wood Harris, Rapper T.I. Join Marvel's ‘Ant-Man’
Judy Greer (“Married”), John Slattery (“Mad Men”), Wood Harris (“The Wire”), rapper/actor T.I. (“Takers”), comedian Gregg Turkington (“The Comedy...
Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves’ ‘Devil's Advocate’ Rebooted by NBC
“The Devil's Advocate” is being prepped for the small screen. NBC has ordered a put pilot from producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson and writer Matt Venne (“Bag of Bones.̶...
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Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Grows with T.I., Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer and John Slattery
Director Peyton Reed begins principal photography in San Franciscoread more
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AppNexus Picks Up $60 Million, as Valuation Grows to $1.2 Billion
AppNexus has picked up $60 million in funding from a "large, Boston-based public equity and asset management firm," per a statement from the ad-tech company, which also revealed that an ad...
New Distribution Company Dark Frames Acquires Indian Mystery 'I.D.'
Although it was first seen in 2012, "I.D." has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Dark Frames, a new Florida and Mumbai-based company.  The film follows Charu, a young woman shari...
Watch: Visit Mars and Venus in Activision’s ‘Destiny’
Activision Blizzard is providing a closer look at the various planets that serve as locations in its upcoming game “Destiny,” the high-profile follow up to “Halo” from that fra...
Reese Witherspoon Buys Nashville Fixer (EXCLUSIVE)
BUYERS: Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth LOCATION: Nashville, TN PRICE: $1,950,000 SIZE: 3,855 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: It’s no secret among property gossips that Re...
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Actress Norma McCarty, Ed Wood’s Wife, Dies at 93
She appeared as a stewardess in his legendary 1959 film 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'read more
Project of the Day: 'Weekend Plans'
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in t...
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Rian Johnson Says Next 'Star Wars' Will Have Less CGI, More Practical Effects
The virtual sets of the prequel trilogy are a thing of the pastread more
Variety TV Critic Brian Lowry Hosts Reddit AMA
Brian Lowry, Variety’s resident TV critic and a superhero aficionado, is hosting a one-hour chat on Reddit starting at 10 a.m. today. Follow this link to ask him about fall TV, the Emmy Awards, ...

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