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Superhero Overload? 8 Major Comicbook Movies Planned for 2017
While much has been written about 2015 as a perfect storm of tentpoles, including sequels to “Star Wars,” “The Avengers,” “Mission: Impossible,” “The Hunger G...
Fans Petition for ‘Weird Al’ to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show
Fans of parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic have started a campaign for the musician to play the Super Bowl. A petition on change.org started by Ed Ball asks the NFL to select Yankovic as headliner ...
Model Chrissy Teigen's Drunken Pitch Is Almost Worse Than 50 Cent's Throw (Video)
Move over, Clayton Kershaw — the Dodgers found a new ace, and this one covered Sports Illustrated first. Chrissy Teigen was asked to throw out the first pitch at Tuesday night's baseball ga...
Film Review: ‘Colt 45’
The second of two Fabrice du Welz offerings this summer (the other being the Lonelyheart Killers thriller “Alleluia”), blunt French policier “Colt 45” takes after its title.
4 Million Reasons James Corden Makes Sense for ‘The Late Late Show’
If CBS wanted a white man from the United Kingdom hosting its “Late Late Show,” it could have just stuck with Craig Ferguson. But CBS wants more than just another white man from the United...
Film Review: ‘The Inbetweeners 2’
Hardly setting the bar for originality with its fish-out-of-water antics, and even more reliant on nudity and bodily fluids for the big comic setpieces, “The Inbetweeners 2” happily dissolves such...
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Maker Studios Claims Former CEO Owes $325K as Result of Disney Merger (Exclusive)
After a judge refuses the digital video company's bid to kill Danny Zappin's claims, the new Disney subsidiary files a cross-complaint.read more
Lee Daniels to Direct ‘The Brian Banks Story’ for Gidden Media
Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels has signed on to develop and direct “The Brian Banks Story” for Gidden Media, it was announced Wednesday by producer Amy Baer. The project, currently ...
Debra Granik on Following Up 'Winter's Bone' With a Documentary and Possibly Reuniting With Jennifer Lawrence
A self-described child of the northeast corridor, Debra Granik has nevertheless dedicated her last two films to the small town struggles of the Ozark backwoods. In the first -- 2010's stirring, Aca...
‘What If’ Review: Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan Jolt Life Back into the Rom-Com
Perhaps the best thing about “What If,” the new romantic comedy from director Michael Dowse (“Goon”), is that for all of its banter and batted eyes, from its awkward introducti...
NBC's ‘Peter Pan’ Musical Casts ‘Smash’ Alum Christian Borle
Christian Borle is once again getting musical for NBC — and this time he's pulling double duty. See video: Brian Williams Announces Daughter's ‘Peter Pan’ Casting With Embarr...
Starz's ‘Power’ Ratings Rise for Season Finale
Starz's “Power” saw a sizable bump in viewership for last Saturday's season finale. In its 9 p.m. timeslot, “Power” earned a 2.9 HH rating and nearly 1.1 million viewer...
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Lego Looks to Encourage Girls to Pursue Science With New Set
Female scientists will be the focus of a new Legos set this winter, the product of a contest in which six potential new Lego sets were put to a vote via social media. The winner was a set created by...
London Theater Review: ‘My Night With Reg’
Daniel (Geoffrey Streatfeild) is tormented by the possibility that Reg, his late partner, may not have been truthful: “I think he was having an affair.” That’s not the half of it. As stealthily ...
21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey on Murdoch Proposal: ‘Let Me Be Clear – We Are Done’
Don't expect to hear about Twenty-First Century Fox attempting to purchase Time Warner anymore. On a Wednesday fourth quarter earnings call, Fox COO Chase Carey said of the offer: “First, le...
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FYI Renews Inaugural Series 'Married at First Sight' (Exclusive)
The first original to air on the month-old Bio rebrand gets an order for a second season of 11 episodes. read more
Theo James, Eric Bana and Jack Reynor Join Rooney Mara in ‘Secret Scripture’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Eric Bana, Theo James and Jack Reynor are in talks to co-star with Rooney Mara in Jim Sheridan’s adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s “The Secret Scripture.” Pic also stars Vanessa ...
Hollywood Market Research Firm C4 Finalizes Launch
Newly-minted Hollywood market research firm C4 has finalized its acquisition of Motion Picture Group’s data assets, six weeks after announcing the new venture. The announcement came Wednesday fr...
Oscars and Academy Museum On Track, Says President Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Wednesday said her proudest accomplishment last year was the Oscarcast, while goals for next year include “extending our global footprint.” And, yes, she confirmed, the Acad...
21st Century Fox Film Division Helps Revenue Rise 17% in Q4
Film and cable programming gains powered 21st Century Fox to strong earnings and revenue gains in the fiscal fourth quarter, despite a big decline at the Fox network from the collapse of “Americ...

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