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Beyoncé and Jay Z Are Wanted Criminals in ‘Bang Bang’ Short Film (Video)
Beyoncé and Jay Z are wanted criminals in “Bang Bang,” a short film produced for their “On the Run” tour, but released online on Monday. Part one (above) of three features the...
Watch: Brandy Burre from 'The Wire' Attempts to Act Again in Exclusive 'Actress' Trailer
The emotional and physical demands placed on women in the performing arts, specifically in the realm of film and television, are some of the greatest pressures a person can face. Additionally, dividin...
Microsoft Acquires ‘Minecraft’ for $2.5 Billion
“Minecraft” and the Stockholm-based game developer behind it are joining the Microsoft family, the company announced on Monday. The software giant will acquire Mojang for $2.5 billion. The...
‘The View’ Debuts Its Makeover: TheWrap's Live Blog
ABC's daytime talk show “The View” returns to the air Monday with a dramatically revamped panel, as new additions Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace join returning mo...
Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Scores With Chicago Bears Comeback
The Chicago Bears were comeback kids on “Sunday Night Football,” when NBC enjoyed the spoils of having an exciting primetime football game. NBC was first in ratings with a 6.3 rating/18 sh...
Toronto Film Review: ‘Life in a Fishbowl’
The lives of three characters intertwine in "Life in a Fishbowl," a strongly acted, sensitively directed drama that reps a big step forward for Icelandic director Baldvin Zophoniasson.
New ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Trailer Sends Katniss To Rescue Peeta
The Mockingjay is back in the game. Gaze your eyes upon the latest trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I,” which features Jennifer Lawrence‘s Katniss dealing with the horr...
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Ad of the Day: Coca-Cola Puts Names to Familiar Faces in Latest Charming Stunt
Who's someone you see every day, and often thank, but don't know by name? Coca-Cola thinks you should make up for being maybe a little rude to that person by buying him or her one of the br...
Q&A: Queen Latifah Talks Adding Twists to Her Talkshow
The second season of “The Queen Latifah Show” premieres on Monday with not only a new look, but with twists in store for guests and viewers. Queen Latifah talked to Variety about her motiv...
Networks Using Unique Methods to Entice Viewers to Fall Shows
To get viewers roused about a series set to launch this fall, NBC opened a door to the future, letting select TV aficionados don a trendy Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset and pretend they were on t...
Lloyd Braun’s Whalerock Industries Adds Execs in TV and Film Unit
Lloyd Braun’s Whalerock Industries has expanded its film and scripted TV unit with three exec appointments. Aaron Ensweiler, formerly with Hutch Parker Entertainment, has joined as VP. John-Eric...
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Academy's Plan for Giant Oscar on Its Movie Museum Facade Proving Controversial
A several-story-tall award statuette might be emblazoned on the face of L.A.'s historic former May Co. store, to the skepticism of local preservationistsread more
Russian TV Producer Ksenia Batanova Attacked: Report
LONDON — Ksenia Batanova, a leading producer and anchor at Russian independent news channel Dozhd, has been hospitalized after being beaten by unidentified assailants near her home in Moscow. Ba...
Amplify, Starz Buy Mike Tyson Documentary ‘Champs,’ Plan 2015 Release
Amplify and Starz Digital Media have teamed up to grab North American rights to “Champs” and will release it day-and-date theatrically and on video-on-demand in 2015. Bert Marcus directs t...
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TV Ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' Holds, Miss America Drops
The annual beauty pageant falters from 2013read more
Veteran NBC Ad-Sales Executive James Hoffman To Depart Company
James Hoffman, who rose over a 26-year tenure at NBCUniversal to shoulder the main responsibility of selling the ad inventory of the company’s flagship broadcast network, is leaving the company,...
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Why Netflix Needs Europe
The streaming video giant launched in France Monday, the first of six new European markets this weekread more
‘SNL's’ Sasheer Zamata, Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney Officially Returning as Featured Players
Official decisions have finally been shared by the highly secretive NBC staple “Saturday Night Live”: Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney and Sasheer Zamata are set to return to the cast as featured...
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Toronto: Tribeca Film Acquires North American Rights to Cop Thriller 'Hyena'
The distributor is planning a 2015 theatrical release for the London-set filmread more
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Carole King Bio-Musical 'Beautiful' Becomes an Official Broadway Hit
Bucking the trend of a season in which one major show after another closed at a loss, the musical has recouped its $13 million capitalization in ten monthsread more

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