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Wipeout? ‘Teen Choice’ Awards Could Be on the Move After Massive LA Water Main Break
UCLA's Pauley Pavilion is no longer full of water, but it's full of damage — and just 11 days before Fox's “Teen Choice 2014” awards are set to take place in the arena. T...
Penelope Cruz Clarifies Stance on Middle East Conflict
After signing her name to an open letter condemning the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza as “genocide,” Penelope Cruz has walked back her stance on the complicated Middle East crisis. “I d...
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Robert Drew, Documentary Pioneer, Dies at 90
The "Primary" director was influential in the cinema verite style of filmmaking.read more
Emmy Nominated Director's Strange Trip: From Sir-Mix-a-Lot's ‘Baby Got Back’ to ‘Fargo’
Director Adam Bernstein landed an Emmy nomination for the first episode of FX's “Fargo,” one of two he directed in Noah Hawley‘s miniseries inspired by the Coen brothers movie. I...
‘Glee’ Star Harry Shum Jr. Joins ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel
“Glee” star Harry Shum, Jr. has joined Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh in the sequel to Ang Lee‘s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” an individual with knowledge of the produ...
Jay Carney Teaches David Letterman How to Deal With the Press (Video)
Now that he's left the White House, former Obama press secretary Jay Carney is opening up about his time there. On Wednesday, he tells David Letterman on “The Late Show” of the myriad ...
Prolific TV Producer Robert Halmi Sr. Dies at 90
Robert Halmi Sr., the Hungarian-born producer who battled the Nazi and Soviet occupations in his youth before becoming a top magazine photographer and telepic mogul, died Wednesday of a brain aneurysm...
‘Veep’ Star Tony Hale on Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tries to Mess Him Up (Video)
Tony Hale is the best body man on television – but that's no reflection on the “Veep” star's physique, just an indication of the job his character performs for vice president...
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‘Sons of Anarchy’s' Theo Rossi Signs With Management 360 (Exclusive)
The actor will next be seen in indie drama “Bad Hurt,” produced by his banner, Dos Dudes Pictures.read more
Discovery Counts Down to Shark Week With ‘Gears, Fears and Rears’ Week (Exclusive)
Discovery Channel is giving everything it has in the week leading up to Shark Week. Appropriately dubbed “Gears, Fears and Rears Week,” the fun begins Sunday, Aug. 3 and continuing throug...
‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Live Blog: Join TheWrap's Real-Time Snark-nado
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return for a second attempt at Emmy glory on Wednesday night with Syfy's “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” the sequel to last year's televised convergence of...
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'Guardians of the Galaxy': The Characters' Comic Book Origins Explained
Marvel's "Guardians" got their start almost 50 years ago, but the team familiar to movie audiences is far more recent. read more
‘Expendables 2′ Director Simon West Turns to Crowdfunding for ‘Salty’
Action specialist Simon West has turned to crowdfunding to finance his action-comedy “Salty” — with backers receiving an actual stake. The British director made the announcement Wedn...
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Stacy Peralta's 6 Principles for Capturing Humanity in Commercials
People often question why documentary filmmakers direct commercials. What's the motivation? Ask just about any documentary filmmaker worth his or her salt, they'll tell you. It's the opp...
‘Fifty Shades’ Star Dakota Johnson Joins Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton in ‘A Bigger Splash’
“Fifty Shades of Grey” starlet Dakota Johnson made a big splash this past week thanks to millions of views accrued by the film's steamy first trailer, and now she has signed on to co-s...
AMC Networks in Talks to Buy Stake BBC America
AMC Networks is in talks to acquire nearly a 50% stake in cabler BBC America. The negotiations have been ongoing for some time and stemmed from co-production partnerships that AMC has had with the BBC...
‘Whiplash’ Producer David Lancaster Launches Company (EXCLUSIVE)
After eight years as co-president at Bold Films, David Lancaster has launched Rumble as a production-development-financing company. Rumble has already attached Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to direct spy th...
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Director Philip Marshak Dies at 80
He helmed the Troma film "Cataclysm" and an installment of the 1985 horror anthology "Night Train to Terror."read more
DreamWorks Animation Stock Plummets; Analysts Urge Studio to Lower Costs
After a disappointing second quarter earnings call Tuesday, it has become clear to analysts that DreamWorks Animation must alter the way  it does business. “I have no issue with the creative, Dream...
Exclusive: Beautiful Poster for Locarno Film Festival Entry 'Ventos de Agosto'
Gabriel Mascaro is about to premiere his first narrative feature at the Locarno International Film Festival on August 8th. Previously, the Brazilian filmmaker has worked in documentary, including his ...

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