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Giada Debuts in Las Vegas: A Menu With the De Laurentiis Touch
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis opened her first restaurant inside Caesars Entertainment’s new Cromwell boutique hotel in June, and it’s quickly become one of the toughest dinner reservations t...
Willem Dafoe Remembers His First Mention in Variety
Willem Dafoe has played tough guys in films like “To Live and Die in L.A.,” starred in boundary-pushing pics like “The Last Temptation of Christ,” and been Oscar-nommed for his roles in “Pla...
The Ramones Punked Their Way Into History
Who’da thunk they’d all be dead, but their music would live on? Certainly not anybody who came across the Ramones’ debut in the bins back in ’76, with its black-and-white cover and music so co...
Emmy Guest Star Nominees Prove Integral to Storytelling
A long time ago in another TV galaxy — we’re talking eight, even 10 years ago — the “guest star” appearance was a pretty well-defined event; the famous Hollywood actor or Broadway actress wo...
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Comic-Con: See 'Walking Dead's' Norman Reedus and Gale Ann Hurd as the Men in Black (Video)
The show's star and producer pose as Tommy Lee Jones' and Will Smith's iconic characters for THR's graphic novel-inspired "Titans of Comic-Con."read more
Vincent Kartheiser Lists Hollywood Micro-Bungalow
SELLER: Vincent Kartheiser LOCATION: Hollywood, CA PRICE: $808,000 SIZE: 603 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: “Mad Men” star Vincent Kartheiser — he deftly portrays t...
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McDonald's Will Spend the Next 18 Months Rebranding
Amid anemic sales, employee pay issues, and an increasingly bad dietary reputation, McDonald’s has announced it will devote the next 18 months to rebranding itself as not only a cheap food des...
‘Lucy’ Scores $2.7 Mil, ‘Hercules’ Muscles Way to $2.1 Mil at Thursday Box Office
“Lucy” roared to $2.7 million at the Thursday box office, with “Hercules” just behind, muscling its way to $2.1 million. The two films are targeting similar action-loving ticke...
Ratings: Top-Rated ‘Big Brother’ Pushes CBS to a Win
CBS’ “Big Brother” was Thursday's top-rated show, helping CBS win the night, according to preliminary numbers. CBS was first in the key 18-49 demographic with a a 1.4 rating/5 sh...
China Box Office: ‘The Continent’ Drives off With $12 Million Thursday
Blogger and race driver Han Han scores another victory for first time directors, deposes "Tiny Times 3.0"
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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Wins Steady Thursday
Finales of "Hell's Kitchen," "Hollywood Game Night" and "Black Box" all hold up with recent showings. read more
Watch: Nicole Kidman Gets Her 'Memento' On In New 'Before I Go To Sleep' Trailer
Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is getting her "Memento" on in the new trailer for Rowan Joffe's mystery thriller "Before I Go To Sleep," only she's swapping body covering tatt...
Here Are Woody Allen's Best Movies
Yesterday, we surveyed some of Woody Allen's worst efforts over the course of a career that spans nearly 50 years of filmmaking. But Allen has made a lot of great movies, too. On the occasion of "...
Stephen Colbert Endorses Darth Vader, Sounds Iffy on Nate Silver (Video)
Stephen Colbert endorsed Darth Vader for president Thursday — but only after mocking the kind of journalism that leads to imagining a President Vader. Colbert noted that statistician Nate Silver...
‘Hercules’ Reviews: Does the Dwayne Johnson Movie Rock or Is it More Brett Ratner Schlock?
“Hercules,” the latest movie to send Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on a mission to wrestle bad guys on the big screen, is now playing in theaters and is being hailed as OK, at best...
Discovery Sets ‘Airplane Repo’ Season 2 Return, Adds New Female Flier (Exclusive)
Discovery Channel's “Airplane Repo” will return for Season 2 on Friday, Aug. 22 at 10/9c. The high stakes, high altitude reality series has also added a new pilot, Heather Sterzick. Sh...
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Comic-Con: See Tricia Helfer and Zachary Levi as 'Princess Bride's' Buttercup and Westley (Video)
The duo pose as the the cult movie's characters for THR's graphic novel-inspired "Titans of Comic-Con."read more
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Remembering the Real James Brown (Video)
The author reminisces of time spent with the real Godfather of Soul, who is distinct from the character portrayed in "Get on Up," along with the exclusive premiere of "The Journey" featurette on the m...
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M. Night Shyamalan Talks Shift to TV With Fox Mini 'Wayward Pines'
Ahead of his first appearance at Comic-Con, the writer-director says TV is more open to trying new things compared to the film industry. read more
‘Big Brother,’ Finale of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Top Thursday Ratings
There was little change in the Thursday primetime ratings race this week, with CBS’ “Big Brother” and Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” in its finale, the night’s...

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