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Jay Leno Returns to NBC as ‘Last Comic Standing’ Guest Mentor
Maybe there’s no hard feelings after all. Jay Leno is set to return to NBC’s air on Thursday as a guest mentor on “Last Comic Standing.” Leno will help the five finalists on th...
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Ansel Elgort, ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Among Young Hollywood Awards Winners
From “Orange is the New Black” to “The Fault in Our Stars,” entertainment’s upcoming and young talent hit the red carpet Sunday for the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards Sunday night at the Wilter...
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'Veep' Star Heads to 'New Girl'
Reid Scott will make a cameo during the Sept. 16 season premiere of the Fox comedy, joining another recently announced guest. read more
The 25 Highest Grossing Indies of 2014 (A Running List)
Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" easily tops the below list  of 2014's biggest indies, box office wise (and is now Anderson's highest grossing film ever), with nearly $60 milli...
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Al Jazeera America Sees 30% Ratings Increase As Gaza Conflict Continues
Al Jazeera America has seen a major boost in its ratings over the last two weeks, with the network’s coverage of the Gaza conflict drawing some 3 million unique viewers per day, 1.4 million of...
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WATCH: First Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’
The first trailer for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit The Battle of Five Armies” has arrived, five months ahead of its Dec. 17 opening. The trailer, touting the movie as “the defin...
First Trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Hits the Web (Video)
And here we are again, one last go-round on the “Hobbit” hype machine, readying ourselves for another epic journey through Middle Earth courtesy of Peter Jackson. Also read: Stephen Colbe...
Why Scarlett Johansson's ‘Lucy’ Strikes Blow for Women With Kick-Butt Box Office
At what point are we going to stop being shocked when a movie aimed at women with a female lead breaks out at the box office? Scarlett Johansson and the sci-fi thriller “Lucy” is the lates...
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Paramount Slams Opposing Lawyers in Film Investment Lawsuit
In a legal war over such films as "Mean Girls" and "The Manchurian Candidate," the studio tells the judge about "careless copying and pasting" and inconsistent plaintiff witness testimony.read more ...
Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store: 'Snowpiercer' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Top the List
Each Monday, we present you with the most up-to-date list of the top 10 indie movies in the iTunes store, combining rentals and purchases. For the third week in a row, Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer...
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Is Facebook's Bolt Teaser the Start of App Ads on Instagram?
Facebook's teasing of Bolt, a new app on Instagram, could mean that a new photo-sharing app is in the works, a new ad product is coming to Instagram or both. When Instagram users got the promot...
‘Orange Is the New Black’ Casts ‘Fringe’ Alum for Season 3
“Orange Is the New Black” is adding a “Fringe” element to its upcoming season. The Netflix series has added Blair Brown to its cast for Season 3, a Netflix spokesperson told Th...
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Comic-Con: Marvel to Launch ‘Contest of Champions’ Mobile Game
Marvel has paired up with Kabam to produce “Contest of Champions” as a mobile game that will be released through app stores this fall. In the game, players fight their way through iconic l...
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Variety Celebrates 2014 Class of ’10 Comics to Watch’ at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Fest
Though Montreal’s Just for Laughs comedy confab extends for nearly the entire month of July — mostly for the benefit of French-speaking locals delighted by slapstick routines — for the last wee...
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Russell Simmons Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Art for Life Benefit
Bridgehampton got a little more colorful Saturday when Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Art for Life benefit. Prior to the start of the prog...
Project of the Day: 'Convergence'
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the com...
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Petra Ecclestone Pocket Lists The Manor
SELLER: Petra Ecclestone (and James Blunt) LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: In excess of $102,000,000 SIZE: 56,500 square feet YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Buckle your real estate safety belts, butter beans, ...
CBS Bumps Halle Berry's ‘Extant’ to 10 P.M. After Ratings Slip
CBS’ out-of-this world drama “Extant” is moving out of its timeslot. Beginning Wednesday, the series — which stars Halle Berry as an astronaut who returns from a 13-month solo ...
Eva Green in Talks to Star in Tim Burton's ‘Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children’
Having worked with Tim Burton on “Dark Shadows,” Eva Green is in negotiations to play the title character in the director's adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ novel “Miss Peregrin...
Watch: Season 3 of History's 'Vikings' Promises An Epic Time In This Sneak Peak
"Vikings," the historical drama that first appeared on the History Channel in 2013, may not have the "Game of Thrones" fan base, but that doesn't mean it's lacking in quality. Foll...

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