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‘X Factor’ Singer Simone Battle Found Dead in Her Home
“X Factor” finalist and G.R.L. pop group member Simone Battle was found dead in her Los Angeles home on Friday. She was 25. The singer was discovered hanging on a rod in her bedroom closet...
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Toronto: Adam Sandler Fearful Over Technology and Today's Youth
"It's rough to watch as a parent," the 'Men, Women & Children' star told a festival presserread more
'True Blood': How Bill Compton Made Sookie Stackhouse Lose Her Groove
What began as the premium cable version of your typical Southern Gothic vampire drama—a genre established by the likes of New Orleans native and writer Anne Rice—ended last month not with a bang, ...
Venice: ‘Pigeon’ Soars, ‘Birdman’ Flops At Venice Awards
VENICE – Swedish director Roy Andersson’s ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’ an absurdist pic consisting of intersecting beautifully composed vignettes won the 71st Ven...
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Venice: Adam Driver Wins Best Actor for 'Hungry Hearts'
Alba Rohrwacher also won best actress for the filmread more
Toronto Film Review: ‘Ruth & Alex’
Though they’d never co-starred in a film before, Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton make for a thoroughly warm, whimsical, watchable onscreen couple.
Toronto Review: Nina Hoss is Extraordinary in Holocaust Drama 'Phoenix'
Christian Petzold's post-Holocaust drama is based around an incredulous premise: A German woman (Nina Hoss) emerges from the concentration camps with horrific facial scars, receives plastic surgery an...
Venezuela Sends ‘The Liberator’ to Oscar’s Foreign-Language Race
Venezuela has submitted the Simon Bolivar biopic “The Liberator – Libertador” as its entry for Oscar’s foreign-language race. Edgar Ramirez (“Zero Dark Thirty”) sta...
‘X Factor’ Singer Simone Battle Found Dead
Simone Battle, a U.S. ‘X Factor’ finalist and member of pop group G.R.L., was found dead in her West Hollywood home on Friday. The singer was 25. TMZ reports Battle was found hanging on a...
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'X Factor' Alum Simone Battle Dies at 25
She was a member of girl group G.R.L.read more
Brazil Pay TV and Internet Are Booming, Per Report
Brazil’s audiovisual market is outpacing the rest of the world’s, according to PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook report. Presented recently at Winston Baker’s TV & Film Finance ...
Stars and Science Align for Stand Up To Cancer
In the late afternoon of Sept. 5, celebrities, researchers and others interested in fighting for our health merged at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the fourth biennial fundraiser for Stand Up To ...
Chris Rock Talks the Summer of ‘Horrible Movies’ and His Comedy ‘Top Five’
Chris Rock has a rule for when he starts working on a screenplay. “If I’m going to write something, I get the second-best part,” says the comedian. “I’m not Matt Damon, so it’s not like I...
Dreamwest to Release Korea’s ‘Tazza 2′ in U.S.
TORONTO – Dreamwest Pictures is to handle the U.S. release of Korean gangster actioner “Tazza 2: Hand of God.” Korea-based Dreamwest is to give the film its stateside release on Sept. 19, rollin...
Q&A: Amanda Fuller Talks Playing Brittany Murphy in Lifetime Biopic
Lifetime’s “The Brittany Murphy Story” promises to show how the late “Clueless” actress Brittany Murphy’s Hollywood dreams turned into a nightmare. Yet for Amanda F...
Still Waiting for the Wow Factor at Toronto
There have been many good films at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, but as the third day of the festival dawns, studio executives and buyers privately acknowledge that this year’s gather...
Toronto: Halle Berry Thriller ‘Kidnap’ Gets U.S. Distribution
In its second deal of the Toronto Film Festival, Relativity Studios  has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Halle Berry’s upcoming thriller “Kidnap” from Lotus Entertainment. Shoo...
Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Wins Again, ‘The Identical’ Flops
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is the Atlas of the movie world, holding the box office up on its sturdy shoulders during this post-Labor Day slump. The Disney-Marvel tentpole came in first place for th...
Toronto Review: President Samuel L. Jackson Fights Through Finnish Forests in Enjoyably Silly 'Big Game'
Even before Samuel L. Jackson shows up as President of the United States and braves the Finnish countryside, it's clear that "Big Game" will be a special kind of guilty pleasure. Soaring s...
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Midnight Madness: 'Big Game' Pleases Crowd With '80s Vibe
Samuel L. Jackson has to rely on a 13-year old kid to surviveread more

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