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Why Did the MTV Video Music Awards Feel So Unhip?
If the MTV Video Music Awards looked boring on TV, it was even worse watching the show in person. Sunday night’s ceremony was held at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., a venue so monstrous not even Ta...
Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman Movie ‘Out of the Dark’ Lands U.S. Distribution
Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media's supernatural thriller “Out of the Dark,” which stars Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea, the companies ...
T.R. Knight Returns to Off Broadway with ‘Pocatello’
T.R. Knight will star in the world premiere of “Pocatello,” the new play by Samuel D. Hunter getting its world premiere at Off Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons. “Grey’s An...
Chris Columbus Boards ‘Exodus 47′ Refugee Movie
Crystal City Entertainment, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and Ocean Blue Entertainment have launched development on Holocaust refugee story “Exodus 47.” Producers are Ari Daniel Pinchot ...
Mark Ruffalo-Keira Knightley Musical Dramedy ‘Begin Again’ Heads Back to Theaters
Looking for a second act, “Begin Again” will, well, begin again, with a return to theaters on Friday. The theatrical return of the John Carney-directed musical dramedy — which stars ...
Emmy Awards: Evening Before Party Raises More than $2 Million for MPTF
This year, Emmy weekend was an endurance test of parties and preening. But there were no heavy sighs about having to attend Sunday’s Evening Before bash, which raked in more than $2 million for the ...
‘Last Exorcism Part II's’ Ed Gass-Donnelly to Write, Direct Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Pivot’
“Small Town Murder Songs” filmmaker Ed Gass-Donnelly is set to write and direct the sci-fi thriller “Pivot” for Lotus Entertainment, the company announced Monday. When a scient...
‘Wild Tales’ Breaks B.O. Record for Warner Bros. in Argentina
MADRID – Argentina is going wild over Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales,” a Special Presentation at Toronto. But, far from a local comedy, the Cannes competition entry, which boasts impeccable dist...
Hasbro Studios Taps Josh Feldman as Head of Development
Toymaker Hasbro has named Josh Feldman head of development of the company’s film and TV division, Hasbro Studios. Feldman most recently was director of development at Simon Kinberg’s Genre...
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The VMAs Inspired Good and Bad Branded Tweets
The good and the bad were on full display in last night’s tweets for MTV’s Video Music Awards. Nicki Minaj's wardrobe malfunction and praise for Beyonce as the queen of the show topp...
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DirecTV Reportedly Close to NFL Sunday Ticket Extension
The satellite TV giant would retain exclusive rights to the popular football package into the next decaderead more
‘Selma's Keith Stanfield to Play Snoop Dogg in Universal's N.W.A. Movie (Exclusizzle)
After showing off his rap skills in “Short Term 12,” Keith Stanfield has been cast as a young Snoop Dogg in Universal's N.W.A. movie “Straight Outta Compton,” TheWrap has l...
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Watch Beyonce Accept the 2014 MTV Video Vanguard Award
"Good job, Mommy!"read more
Amazon Orders Pilots for Five Kids Shows
Amazon Studios has announced it has ordered three animated and two live-action pilots of kids shows for the third installment of its kids pilot season, which will debut in early 2015 on Amazon In...
550 Buyouts, Layoffs Imminent at Turner; HLN, CNN Among Cuts (Exclusive)
Some 550 buyouts are to be offered at Time Warner's Turner network this week, including a large number of those at CNN and HLN, which will lead to layoffs if they are not taken voluntarily, accord...
Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 2 Episode 7, 'Asterion,' Takes a Much-Needed Leap Into the Future
In "Asterion," the seventh episode of the rather stellar Season 2 of "Masters of Sex," we are gifted with a series of time shifts, ones that finally push the drama into the 1960s.&...
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Sundance Animated Shorts Program Coming to Theaters This Fall (Exclusive)
The eight films screen in L.A. first on Sept. 26read more
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TV Ratings: VMAs Take a Small Hit, Pull 8.3 Million Viewers
The MTV kudos fall after last year's sharp gains read more
First Superman Comicbook Sells for $3.2 Million
A pristine edition of “Action Comics No. 1,” which first introduced Superman, has sold for $3.2 million in an auction conducted on eBay. Bidding ended Sunday evening, with 48 bids received...
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Cruise Lines Want a New Kind of Passenger: Millennials
Cruise lines have weathered some rough seas in the past few years. Well-publicized food incidents (the latest afflicting Royal Caribbean this January) together with true disasters like the Costa Con...

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