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Pierce Brosnan, Larry David Attend 25th Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest (Photos)

11 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Larry David and Pierce Brosnan were among the Hollywood stars who attended the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest last weekend. The annual event, produced by Juma Entertainment’s Bob Horowitz, has raised over $6 million dollars to-date for the Waterkeeper Alliance and marked its 25th anniversary this year. Other attendees included Amy Brenneman (“Private Practice,” “Judging Amy”), Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains”), Dylan Bruno (“Numb3rs”), Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Patrick Warburton (“Rules of Engagement”), Jb Smoove (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Rob Morrow (“Numb3rs”), Kevin Frazier (“Entertainment Tonight”) and Chad Lowe (“Pretty Little Liars”). Hosted at Deer Valley’s Empire Canyon Lodge, this year »

- Reid Nakamura

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TV News Roundup: Sam Worthington Joins ‘Manifesto,’ Miranda Lambert to Headline CBS Holiday Special

1 December 2016 3:52 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, Sam Worthington joins the cast of Discovery Channel’s “Manifesto,” Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and Have Nots” returns to Own for a fourth season, “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” sets a premiere date on Disney Chanel and Disney Junior, and more.

Casting

Sam Worthington (“Hacksaw Ridge”) is the latest actor to be cast in Discovery Channel‘s upcoming scripted series “Manifesto,” based on the FBI’s investigation and subsequent capture of domestic terrorist Ted Kaczynski, also known as the “Unabomber.” The series is executive produced by Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Troy Searer, and Greg Yaitanes for Spacey and Brunetti’s Trigger Street.

Premieres

Disney Junior’s animated series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” will premiere Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. Et on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Two more episodes will debut the following day, Monday, Jan. 16 on Disney Channel. Guest stars for the series include Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt »

- Arya Roshanian

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The Son: AMC Teases Pierce Brosnan Drama Series (Vid & Pics)

28 November 2016 2:01 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Don't mess with Texas! Below, watch the official "Bless Texas" teaser and check out these new photos for AMC's upcoming drama, The Son. Based on the Philipp Meyer novel, the series is billed as "a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise of one Texas family."The Son stars Pierce Brosnan, Jacob Lofland, Henry Garrett, Shane Graham, Elizabeth Frances, and Nick Stevenson. Meyer is executive producing with Lee Shipman, Brian McGreevy, and showrunner Kevin Murphy. Expect The Son to premiere on AMC in spring 2017.Read More… »

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Pierce Brosnan Builds a Texan Empire in First ‘The Son’ Teaser (Video)

27 November 2016 7:26 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Pierce Brosnan celebrates his good fortune in the first teaser for “The Son.” The new AMC drama was ordered straight-to-series, with 10 hour-long episodes set to air in spring 2017. It is described as a multi-generational epic telling of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family, with Brosnan playing the father. It also stars Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon, Paola Nunez and Sydney Lucas. Brosnan replaced “Jurassic Park” star Sam Neill in the lead role of Eli McCullough in the new series, which is based on Philipp Meyer’s novel of the same name. »

- Joe Otterson

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Michelle Yeoh joins Star Trek: Discovery

23 November 2016 1:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Trek: Discovery has got its first cast member, with news that Marco Polo‘s Michelle Yeoh has joined the show, though it is not yet known which role she is playing. It is likely, however, that she is the unnamed lead character, Lieutenant Commander.

This news comes from Comingsoon.net, who spoke to The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country director Nicholas Meyer. Meyer is serving as a consulting producer on Discovery and told the site he knew Yeoh was in it during a conversation about Time After Time‘s Blu-ray release.

Yeoh is known for her roles in Marco Polo, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and its sequel Sword of Destiny and the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies with Pierce Brosnan. Hopefully we’ll get confirmation who she is playing soon, as well as who else will be starring in the show.

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‘Jason Bourne’ DVD Review

21 November 2016 12:40 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jason Bourne DVD review: Matt Damon returns to the title role as Paul Greengrass plonks himself back in the director’s chair for one more adventure.

Jason Bourne DVD review, Steve Palace, November 2016.

Director: Paul Greengrass

Starring: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed, Julia Stiles

Cert: 12

Running Time: 123 mins

Special Features: Bringing Back Bourne, Las Vegas Showdown featurettes

The last entry in the Bourne franchise was 2012’s The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner. While that became a one-off, it’s worth examining the character’s true legacy before diving in with this review. The original trilogy helped cement Matt Damon‘s position in Hollywood. Paul Greengrass‘s involvement from part two onwards gave the series an additional layer of quality. More than anything, the films had an impact on movie action in general. When Daniel Craig took the role of 007, it was no coincidence »

- Steve Palace

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European Film Awards: first seven winners announced

17 November 2016 4:17 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Land Of Mine, Suffragette win early awards.

The first seven winners for the 29th European Film Awards - which take place on 10 December in Wroclaw, Poland - have been announced.

Martin Zandvliet’s war drama Land Of Mine leads the way with three awards.

The jury picked the winners for the cinematography, editing, design, costumes, hair and make-up, music and sound categories.

The winners are:

Cinematography: Camilla Hjelm Knudsen for Land Of MineEditing: Anne Østerud and Janus Billeskov Jansen for The CommuneDesign: Alice Normington for SuffragetteCostumes: Stefanie Bieker for Land Of MineHair and Make-Up: Barbara Kreuzer for Land Of MineMusic: Ilya Demutsky for The StudentSound: Radosław Ochnio for 11 Minutes

The seven jury members were production designer Benoît Barouh, costume designer Paco Delgado, cinematographer Martin Gschlacht, sound designer Dean Humphreys, editor Era Lapid, make-up artist Waldemar Pokromski and composer Giuliano Taviani.

Pierce Brosnan will receive the European Achievement in World Cinema award at the ceremony, which this year »

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is Voted People's Sexiest Man Alive

16 November 2016 11:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

What do Pierce Brosnan, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Dwayne Johnson all have in common? They have all been named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine. That's right. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has officially taken the title of Sexiest Man Alive for 2016. So now he can add that to his growing list of staggering accomplishments.

People Magazine recently made the announcement and will feature Dwayne Johnson heavily in their upcoming issue in order to celebrate his new title. The former professional wrestler turned biggest star on the planet seemed humbled by the award and was his usual amount of charming with his response. Here is what he had to say.

"I said, 'That's awesome.' And then what went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is. And then I thought, 'Wow, we've pretty much reached the pinnacle.' I'm not quite too sure where we go from here. »

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Producer David Bergstein Arrested in $26 Million Fraud

10 November 2016 9:32 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Movie producer David Bergstein was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly defrauding investors out of $26 million.

Bergstein, 54, was arrested at his home in Hidden Hills, Calif. His movie credits include producing the Pierce Brosnan-Julianne Moore 2004 comedy “The Laws of Attraction,” and executive producing Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea,” 2004’s “The Whole Ten Yards,” and 2007’s “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”

Federal prosecutors and the Internal Revenue Service said Bergstein and Keith Wellner, 49, of Manhattan, cheated investors at the advisory firm Weston Capital Asset Management. Wellner, the former chief counsel and chief operating officer of Weston, was arrested Wednesday in Manhattan.

“As alleged, David Bergstein and Keith Wellner defrauded investors out of more than $26 million,” Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, said. “They allegedly withheld material information, transferred funds without disclosing conflicts of interest, and misappropriated funds for their own use. For »

- Dave McNary

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Producer David Bergstein Arrested in $26M Fraud

9 November 2016 10:16 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A California movie producer was arrested Wednesday on charges that he and an executive in an investment advisory firm siphoned millions of dollars from investors to fund their lifestyles as part of a $26 million fraud. David Bergstein, 54, was arrested in Hidden Hills, California, and faced an initial court hearing in Los Angeles. Bergstein produced the 2004 romantic comedy Laws of Attraction, with Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore. His attorneys haven't returned a message seeking comment. Prosecutors said Bergstein and co-defendant Keith Wellner, 49, of Manhattan, cheated investors at advisory firm Weston Capital Asset Management in 2011 and

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We Don’t Need A Female Bond – We Need A Female 00 Agent

8 November 2016 10:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Eddy Gardiner doesn’t want to see a female Bond, but he does want to see a female-led 00 movie…

Nope, I’m not trying to be controversial here. I just want to present an idea that I think could actually work pretty well.

In a recent interview with GQ, the excellent Michael Fassbender ended up discussing his potential casting as James Bond, with Daniel Craig’s future in the role in in a perpetual state of uncertainty (I don’t think anyone really knows what’s going on there anymore). Fassbender makes several interesting points – first of all, assuring us that he’s not interested in playing Bond, and that they should go a completely new direction with it. Like casting a much younger Bond, or an American, or, as we’ve heard doing the rounds, a female.

I’m absolutely all for equality. No question. Anyone who knows me knows that. »

- Edward Gardiner

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'Toni Erdmann' leads European Film Awards nominations

5 November 2016 6:23 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Maren Ade’s comedy received five nominations, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake received four.

A quartet of films that premiered in competition at Cannes Film Festival dominate this year’s European Film Academy Awards nominations, which were revealed this morning at the Seville European Film Festival.

Acclaimed Germany comedy Toni Erdmann was nominated for five prizes: best film, best director, best screenplay, best actress and actor.

Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake scored four nominations, including best film, best director for Ken Loach, best screenplay for Paul Laverty and best actor for Dave Johns.

Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta received three nominations (best film, best director and best actress for Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte jointly) as did Paul Verhoeven’s Elle (best film, best director and best actress for Isabelle Huppert).

More than 3000 Efa members will now vote for the winners.

The awards will be handed out at the 29th annual ceremony in Wroclaw (Poland »

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Awards Roundup: Meryl Streep to Receive Cecil B. Demille Award, Sidney Poitier to Be Honored With Icon Award and More

4 November 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

– Eight-time Golden Globe-winner Meryl Streep will receive the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, 2017. Jimmy Fallon will host the event. Chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Board of Directors, the award is given annually to a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.

Read More: Awards Roundup: Natalie Portman to Be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards, Lee Daniels to Receive Special Achievement Award and More

“Meryl’s enthralling body of work across a diverse set of genres has made her a role model over the past 40 years, and she will continue to do so for generations to come,” Lorenzo Soria, President of the HFPA, said in a statement. “She has always taken roles with strong female leads, creating art by showing vulnerability and »

- Graham Winfrey

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Afm: Christian De Gallegos Joins Insurgent Media for International Sales

3 November 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Insurgent Media has hired industry veteran Christian De Gallegos as head of international sales as part of its launch of the new division.

Insurgent made the announcement Thursday at the American Film Market. De Gallegos will report to CEO Ezna Sands and will oversee international sales for Insurgent Media’s slate.

“I’m thrilled to start our international sales division with such an esteemed veteran in the sales world,” said Sands. “We share the same passion and drive. With our dynamic slate at Insurgent, it is going to be an exciting partnership for us.”

De Gallegos said, “I couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter in my career. Insurgent is the home I’ve been looking for; it is a dynamic team with cutting-edge taste and the relationships to produce the movies I want to make a reality.”

De Gallegos ran sales for Green-Light Intl. and handled titles including “Imperium, »

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Efa to honour Pierce Brosnan

1 November 2016 3:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Former James Bond actor will receive the European Achievement in World Cinema award.

In recognition of an extensive career both in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a producer, the European Film Academy will this year present Pierce Brosnan with its honorary European Achievement in World Cinema award.

He will be a guest at the 29th European Film Awards Ceremony on December 10 in Wroclaw.

Brosnan’s numerous film credits include The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), The Matador (2005), Mamma Mia! (2008), The Ghost Writer (2010) and The November Man (2014).

From 1995 to 2002, he starred as James Bond in Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies (for which he received an Efa nomination), The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.

In addition to working in front of the camera, Brosnan launched his own production company and has produced 11 films including The Nephew (1998), The Match (1999), Laws of Attraction (2004), The Greatest (2010) and I.T. (2016).

Brosnan most recently completed production on Martin Campbell’s thriller »

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Calling All Dancing Queens: Abba Plans to Reunite — but There’s a Catch

26 October 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Abba fans: dust off your platforms and prepare to step into a time machine.

Nearly 35 years after their last major show, Agnetha Fältskog, 66, Björn Ulvaeus, 71, Benny Andersson, 69, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 70, are reuniting for a live “entertainment experience.”

There are few details about the performance, but the new show aims to blend virtual reality and artificial intelligence in an entirely new way to enable Abba fans of all ages to interact with the band’s unique disco sound.

“We’re inspired by the limitless possibilities of what the future holds and are loving being a part of creating something new and dramatic, »

- Char Adams

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Michael Gleason, Co-Creator of ‘Remington Steele,’ Dies at 78

24 October 2016 5:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Michael Gleason, who co-created “Remington Steele,” the series that shot Pierce Brosnan into the spotlight, died last Friday. He was 78.

The news was announced on Gleason’s Facebook page over the weekend. A source also confirmed the news to Variety.

Gleason is best known for his work on NBC’s “Remington Steele,” which he co-created with Robert Butler and ran from 1982 to 1987. Gleason also served as a producer and writer on the show. The series followed a detective, played by Stephanie Zimbalist, who ends up partnering with a former thief, Remington Steele (Brosnan). After the show, Brosnan’s career took off, as he became the fifth actor to play James Bond in 1994.

Gleason got his start as a writer in 1962, working on westerns such as “Rawhide,” “Laramie,” and “The Big Valley.” In 1965, he began writing for ABC soap opera “Peyton’s Place,” and would go on to rack up dozens of writing credits on the show up »

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Pierce Brosnan feels duped by Indian brand, refuses to continue association with them

23 October 2016 1:51 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

While Pierce Brosnan’s visit to India left his fans enthralled as they received an opportunity to meet their favourite Bond, Bollywood celebrities warmly welcomed the Hollywood star and interacted with him. But audiences were in for a shock when they spotted him promoting a pan masala brand that has been under the radar for itsRead More

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Pierce Brosnan apologises over Indian ad for shunned chewing mixture

20 October 2016 11:39 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

James Bond actor says he signed up to advertise breath freshener and was ‘shocked’ to learn campaign was for pan masala, a product linked to cancers

The Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has apologised to the people of India for the “unauthorised and deceptive use” of his image in an advertising campaign for a chewing mixture that sometimes contains tobacco.

A heavily bearded Brosnan appeared on the front page of Indian national newspapers and TV advertisements earlier this month to promote pan masala, a preparation that can contain tobacco, lime, spices and nuts.

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- Michael Safi in Delhi

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Pierce Brosnan Apologizes For Endorsing Toxic Breath Freshener: ‘I Am Deeply Shocked And Saddened’

20 October 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Pierce Brosnan is expressing shock and sadness after learning that Pan Bahar, an Indian breath freshener that he promotes, includes cancer-causing ingredients. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Dehli government recently asked Bollywood stars not to appear in Pan Bahar ads due to the product’s toxic composition. “Even if these pan masalas do not contain […] »

- Sylvia Ogweng

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