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Jimmy Kimmel Baffled By Reaction to ‘Friends’ Sketch: ‘We Were Clearly Acting’ (Video)
So many people thought that Jennifer Aniston wasn't in on the joke during Wednesday's “Friends” reunion on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that the host had to stress that she was...
ABC's Diversity Push: Can it Put the Network Back on Top?
Every network says it celebrates diversity. But ABC is going harder than any other broadcaster this season, airing three comedies in which race isn't just in the background, but right out front. I...
Venice Review: Caleb Landry Jones Anchors Safdies' Must-See Junkie Drama 'Heaven Knows What'
Many filmmakers attempt to tell stories set in New York City that fit the setting, but sibling directors Joshua and Benny Safdie thrive on it. Their first two features, "The Pleasure of Being Rob...
Ferguson Sued for $40 Million for Response to Protests
A federal lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Ferguson, Mo., and St. Louis County police of using excessive force and falsely arresting innocent bystanders as they attempted to calm protests and unrest aft...
Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Aug. 22-29
There was plenty of star power in this week's collection of best commercials, and it was mostly put to comic use. Ricky Gervais, Johnny Manziel and Jean-Claude Van Damme also turned in amusing p...
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Snuggle, Jockey, Jolly Time Get Nostalgic in New Ads
Vintage. Classic. Throwback Thursday (#tbt). Flashback Friday (#fbf). It’s hip to be nostalgic these days. And the comfort foods and brands that have thrived through the generations—in ...
Steve Carell’s ‘Foxcatcher’ to Receive Gala Premiere at London Film Festival
LONDON — “Foxcatcher” will receive its U.K. premiere at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, where it will be the event’s American Express Gala screening. The film’s stars Steve Carell and...
Venice Film Review: ‘She’s Funny That Way’
Screwball comedy was already a retro affair when Peter Bogdanovich mastered it in 1972 with “What's Up, Doc?.” 42 years later, that ageless throwback is the standard to which the director aspires ...
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'She's Funny That Way': Venice Review
Peter Bogdanovich returns to screwball comedy and an intricate web of romantic complications with his first feature in more than a decaderead more
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Summer TV Lesson No. 1: Big Stars Don't Guarantee Big Hits
And two other big takeaways from the scripted landscaperead more
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How HBO's 'Westworld' Became TV's Hottest Project
The drama, about an adult amusement park populated by lifelike robots, is attracting an A-list ensemble castread more
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2014 Declared the "Year of the Megadeal" in Media Industry
Total deal value jumped to $148.1 billion in the first half of the year — nearly $100 billion more than a year agoread more
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Ad of the Day: Johnny Manziel Gyrates From Hunger in Latest Snickers Ad
Johnny Manziel isn't Johnny Football when he's hungry. He's Johnny JamBoogie. In this new Snickers ad from BBDO New York, the Cleveland Browns quarterback stars as a Spandex-clad man le...
‘Jauja,’ ‘Sciences,’ ‘Princess’ Play San Sebastian’s Horizontes Latinos
“Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauja,”  Matias Luchessi’s “Natural Sciences” and Matias Pineiro’s “The Princess of France” will screen at Horizontes Latinos, the San Sebastian Fest’s conte...
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Jimmy Kimmel Gives Aaron Paul the Strangest Birthday Present
What do you give a man with three Emmys?read more
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London Film Festival Pins 'Foxcatcher' for U.K. Premiere
Director Bennett Miller, Steve Carell and Sienna Miller set to attendread more
Aaron Paul Talks Getting Chased by Fans During ‘Breaking Bad’ Scavenger Hunt (Video)
Aaron Paul had an eventful Monday. The night ended with his show “Breaking Bad” dominating at the Emmys, and Paul himself winning his third supporting actor trophy. But before that, the 35...
In Danger of Closing, Mumbai Festival Turns to Crowdfunding
A social media campaign has been launched by stars and film fans in India in an attempt to keep this year Mumbai Film Festival from closing down.
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Can Simon Cowell Revive 'X Factor' U.K.?
A Spice Girl will join the creator as he returns to the ITV show after its U.S. cancellationread more
THX to Open Beijing Office
THX, the cinema certification and standard business founded by George Lucas, is to open a Beijing corporate office.

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