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amfAR to Fete ‘American Horror Story’ Creator Ryan Murphy at Inspiration Gala

28 August 2015 6:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ryan Murphy will be honored at amfAR’s sixth annual Inspiration Gala, to be held Oct. 29 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

The “American Horror Story” creator will be feted with the Award of Inspiration, in recognition of his achievement in film and television and his commitment to the fight against AIDS. Among his many projects, Murphy also exec produced HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” an adaptation of Larry Kramer’s play depicting the AIDS crisis in 1980s New York.

“Everything about it was very personal for me,” he told Variety about making the movie. “I had lost a lot of friends growing up. I was of the generation that was coming of age when AIDS struck, so I also felt it was such a seminal piece of work that I wanted to get it right.”

Gwyneth Paltrow will be back to host the benefit, which raises money for AIDS research. »

- Janine Lew

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Lea Michele on Finding Her Glee in ‘Scream Queens’

26 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After seven seasons on “Glee,” Lea Michele has taken on a decidedly different role in “Scream Queens,” as the glamour-challenged, neckbrace-wearing Hester who desperately just wants to fit in. No singing required!

How did you get cast?

Ryan called me in October when we were starting the final season of “Glee,” and he said I love you and I want us to keep working together and it will help the sad “Glee” transition so we never have to say goodbye. All he said was “Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, neckbrace.” And I said, “I’m in.” I had no idea what it was. I was so excited. I had to keep it quiet for a really long time. I thought it was maybe another season of “American Horror Story” that he was asking me to be a part of. It wasn’t until it was announced online that he told »

- Debra Birnbaum

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After Dark’s ‘8 Films To Die For’ Gets Gruesome And Gory with Bastard

25 August 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

After Dark’s “8 Films To Die For” has given genre fans quite a few titles over the years to latch onto, with films like Borderland, The Gravedancers, and quite a few others that offered something fresh and exciting to the annual 8-film theatrical experience. This year, the lineup is filled with films like Re-kill, Murder In The Dark, The Wicked Within, Lumberjack Man, Suspension, the Hank Braxton-helmed killer Polar Bear film Unnatural and now the “7th Film to Die For”, Bastard, has been announced, adding to the onslaught of horror hitting theaters on October 16th.

A slasher throwback filled with enough gore and slashing to make Jason Voorhees blush, Bastard aims to scare the living hell out of you fright fanatics, all while paying homage to the days of Tom Savini’s FX and according to the press release, “Jamie Lee Curtis’ lungs”.

Bastard is a labor of horror »

- Jerry Smith

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Jamie Lee Curtis on Returning to Horror in ‘Scream Queens’

25 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Executive producer Ryan Murphy said he wouldn’t have made “Scream Queens” without Jamie Lee Curtis — the original Scream Queen herself. Now Curtis calls it the role of a lifetime.

How did it feel to know Ryan Murphy wouldn’t have done the show without you?

It is rarefied air to have someone call you up and say, “I am writing something for you.” It’s only happened to me a few times and it’s not happened to people sometimes ever. First of all, it happened with John Cleese. I thought of course he wanted my husband, because Chris (Guest) had just done “Spinal Tap.” Then the same thing happened with Jim Cameron (for “True Lies”). This is the third time in many, many years that someone has called me and said, “I’m writing something for you.” Right away, it makes you feel like you have something to offer that somebody wants. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Scream Queens’: Emma Roberts on Learning to Love Her Mean Girl Character

25 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emma Roberts was in the middle of shooting “American Horror Story: Freak Show” when Ryan Murphy called to tell her he was working on a new show — and that he had in her mind for the lead. She admits she’s nervous — but she’s ready to step in to the spotlight.

What made you sign on for the show?

I love those movies — “Heathers,” “Jawbreakers,” “Mean Girls” — that explore that female high school dynamic. I feel like I haven’t seen a show or a movie that’s done that well in so long. When I finally got to read a script, I was so pleased and excited about the way everybody was written, the way they talk was really stylized and unique. You could tell, just from the pages, that the show was going to have style.

What did it mean to you to be number one on the call sheet? »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Scream Queens’: Cast & Creators on How It Pushes Limits and Got Jamie Lee Curtis

24 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Chaos!” shouts Brad Falchuk, one of the creators of “Scream Queens,” who’s on the New Orleans set directing what will be the fifth episode of the Fox comedy-horror series. “I want more chaos.”

The actors are all gathered in the luxurious living-room set of the show’s Kappa Kappa Tau sorority house, and Falchuk wants them to react with unbridled outrage to the news that Dean Cathy Munsch, as embodied by series star Jamie Lee Curtis, will be cancelling the college’s planned Halloween celebration. Seems there’s a killer on the loose on campus, and no one knows when he or she is going to strike next.

If this sounds a bit like Chief Brody closing the beach in “Jaws” — well, score one for the creative team behind “Scream Queens.”

As conceived by mastermind Ryan Murphy, the 15-episode series, debuting next month, aims to send up the classic »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Ryan Murphy Reveals Killer Secrets of ‘Scream Queens’

24 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Next month, executive producer Ryan Murphy will unveil Fox’s “Scream Queens,” the first of three series he’s currently working on — along with FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel” and “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson.”

The comedy/horror series — which includes a star-studded cast headlined by Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts — follows a group of sorority sisters plagued by a devil-suited killer who’s picking off a victim, week by week.

Here, he tells Variety about building the cast, unmasking the killer — and who’ll be back next season.

Talk about casting Jamie Lee Curtis. Was it really Jamie or nothing?

It really was. I made that clear to (Fox CEOs) Dana (Walden) and Gary (Newman)… When she came in to meet, in typical Jamie Lee Curtis fashion, she brought photography books. She’s the queen of the book. She’s always sending everybody books as presents. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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19 actors who threw their own movies under the bus: "The film was terrible. But the house it built is terrific"

21 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Some films are bad. In fact some films are so bad, even the actors promoting them can't deny just how bad they are, as these cinematic turncoats prove...

1. George Clooney: "I think we might have killed the franchise."

Film: Batman & Robin (1997)

Box office: $238.2 million

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 11%

"My phone rang, and the head of Warner Bros said, 'Come into my office, you are going to play Batman in a Batman film' and I said, 'Yeah!' I called my friends and they screamed and I screamed and we couldn't believe it!

"I just thought the last one had been successful so I thought I was just going to be in a big successful franchise movie. I think we might have killed the franchise."

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "It's the worst film I have ever made."

Film: Red Sonja (1985)

Box office: $6.9 million

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 15%

"It's the worst film I have ever made. »

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2015 Pilot First Impressions: Fox’s Scream Queens

19 August 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

To clarify, this article and the ones similar to it are not reviews of this fall/midseason’s pilots (because pilots can change a lot between now and when they broadcast). These are just my first impressions of the not-for-air network pilots that I have been able to screen. I last wrote about NBC’s Blindspot. Next up: Fox’s Scream Queens, which premieres with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. The Premise: A devil-clad killer begins targeting those involved with Kappa House, the most popular, sought-after, and sadistic sorority on campus, causing everyone to question who the killer is and if they could be his or her next victim. The Cast: Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) as Chanel Oberlin, Jamie Lee Curtis (New Girl) as Dean Cathy Munsch, Skyler Samuels (The Nine Lives of Chloe King) as Grace Gardner, Lea Michele (Glee) as Hester, Keke Palmer »

- Chris King

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Leigh Day on TCM: From Southern Belle in 'Controversial' Epic to Rape Victim in Code-Buster

18 August 2015 7:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Vivien Leigh ca. late 1940s. Vivien Leigh movies: now controversial 'Gone with the Wind,' little-seen '21 Days Together' on TCM Vivien Leigh is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 18, '15, as TCM's “Summer Under the Stars” series continues. Mostly a stage actress, Leigh was seen in only 19 films – in about 15 of which as a leading lady or star – in a movie career spanning three decades. Good for the relatively few who saw her on stage; bad for all those who have access to only a few performances of one of the most remarkable acting talents of the 20th century. This evening, TCM is showing three Vivien Leigh movies: Gone with the Wind (1939), 21 Days Together (1940), and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Leigh won Best Actress Academy Awards for the first and the third title. The little-remembered film in-between is a TCM premiere. 'Gone with the Wind' Seemingly all »

- Andre Soares

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Every Day I'm Hustling: Film’s 10 most memorable con artists

18 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Twenty years ago today, Bryan Singer, the director of the “good X-Men movies” (read: all of them except X3), and writer Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue One) rounded up five thieves for the heist of the 90’s. It all starts out with a seemingly harmless lineup, but Keyser Söze – bogeyman of the criminal underworld – has very specific (and sinister) plans for The Usual SuspectsDean Keaton (Gabriel Byrne), McManus (Stephen Baldwin), Fenster (Benicio del Toro), Hockney (Kevin Pollak), and Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey).  Bonus points to Singer for casting Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”’s Gus Fring), who looks ridiculously young as one of the FBI agents after Keyser Söze.

From pool sharks and grifters to tricksters, card cheats and American hustlers, here’s our rundown of the most memorable con artists in movie history.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

 

Fast Eddie Felson – The Hustler (1961)

One of the finest fraudster films to ever »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Win Passes to See a Preview of the Fox Fall Lineup

16 August 2015 8:10 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to see a screening of three of the new shows featured in the Fox Fall lineup: Scream Queens, Grinder, and Grandfathered.

For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see the preview screening of the new Fox Fall lineup at the Emagine Royal Oak Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan on Tuesday, August 18th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But, hurry because the contest ends at midnight on Tuesday, August 18th! If you win, we’ll email your passes to you the morning of the screening.

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Tuesdays are all-new on Fox this fall, beginning with new comedies Grandfathered, starring John Stamos and Josh Peck, which finds the ultimate bachelor discovering he’s not only a father, but a grandfather; and The Grinder, starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage as two »

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From Robinson's Toyboy to Intrepid Drug Smuggler: Fairbanks Jr on TCM

15 August 2015 11:31 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ca. 1935. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was never as popular as his father, silent film superstar Douglas Fairbanks, who starred in one action-adventure blockbuster after another in the 1920s (The Mark of Zorro, Robin Hood, The Thief of Bagdad) and whose stardom dates back to the mid-1910s, when Fairbanks toplined a series of light, modern-day comedies in which he was cast as the embodiment of the enterprising, 20th century “all-American.” What this particular go-getter got was screen queen Mary Pickford as his wife and United Artists as his studio, which he co-founded with Pickford, D.W. Griffith, and Charles Chaplin. Now, although Jr. never had the following of Sr., he did enjoy a solid two-decade-plus movie career. In fact, he was one of the few children of major film stars – e.g., Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli, Angelina Jolie, Michael Douglas, Jamie Lee Curtis – who had successful film careers of their own. »

- Andre Soares

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Lady Gaga, Jane Fonda Steal the Show at Golden Globes Banquet

13 August 2015 10:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. had a starry lineup as it handed out $2.1 million to various causes, but stealing the show were Jane Fonda with her ad-libs, Lady Gaga with a one-liner about her nose, and Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro who struggled hilariously to read the TelePrompter.

The occasion was the HFPA’s Aug. 13 Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire, with the org’s new president Lorenzo Soria saying that it was a record handout from the org which annually presents the Golden Globes.

About two dozen stars, who sometimes made presentations singly but mostly in pairs, announced the 55 grantees, most of whom were in attendance.

Early in the evening, Fonda announced several honorees, then introduced the next presenters, Blunt and Del Toro — who were nowhere to be found, leading Fonda to nearly two minutes of ad libs, including the jokey shrug, “Benicio — You look in his eyes and think, »

- Tim Gray

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Lady Gaga, Jane Fonda Steal the Show at Golden Globes Banquet

13 August 2015 10:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. had a starry lineup as it handed out $2.1 million to various causes, but stealing the show were Jane Fonda with her ad-libs, Lady Gaga with a one-liner about her nose, and Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro who struggled hilariously to read the TelePrompter.

The occasion was the HFPA’s Aug. 13 Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire, with the org’s new president Lorenzo Soria saying that it was a record handout from the org which annually presents the Golden Globes.

About two dozen stars, who sometimes made presentations singly but mostly in pairs, announced the 55 grantees, most of whom were in attendance.

Early in the evening, Fonda announced several honorees, then introduced the next presenters, Blunt and Del Toro — who were nowhere to be found, leading Fonda to nearly two minutes of ad libs, including the jokey shrug, “Benicio — You look in his eyes and think, »

- Tim Gray

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Time for More Scream Queens to Make Their Introductions

13 August 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Another batch of introductory videos has arrived for Fox’s upcoming “Scream Queens,” and now it’s time to hear from Jamie Lee Curtis as Dean Munsch, Oliver Hudson as Wes Gardener, Nasim Pedrad as Gigi, and Niecy Nash as Denise. “Scream… Continue Reading →

The post Time for More Scream Queens to Make Their Introductions appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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Hollywood Foreign Press Hands Out More Than $2M in Grants

13 August 2015 3:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press handed out nearly $2.1 million in grants to an array of non-profits and scholarship programs at its annual Grants Banquet, which was held Aug. 13 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. HFPA president Lorenzo Soria welcomed guests and then began the evening by introducing Nick Jonas, who set the tone for the gift-giving that followed with a performance of "What a Wonderful World." Jamie Lee Curtis kicked off a veritable chorus line of stars who were on hand to announce the various grants. Noting that she was just a decade

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- Gregg Kilday

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13 Best Horror Movie Scream Queens of All Time

13 August 2015 7:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Calling somebody a Scream Queen is something of a misnomer. This point is brought up because an actress can be called that and not actually scream in a film. It truly comes down to how she distinguishes herself in a given role. It's not about how much she exercises her vocal talents. It's more about how many squeals she can illicit from the audience.

Some Scream Queens do, in fact, scream very well. Others do things in a horror movie to make people scream. It all comes down to the kind of scary movie that it is. A film like Scream is filled with people hollering at the top of their lungs, hence the title. A movie like It Follows is not. Yet, they are both very scary horror movies.

However, the Scream Queen resides on a certain block in pop culture. Usually, they are inordinately attractive. However, this is »

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Hollywood Finds Creative Ways to Give Back

11 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Entertainment philanthropy extends to the arts, the developing world,  the disabled and veterans. Here’s how a few in the industry are doing the right thing.

Bob and David Gersh

Museum of Contemporary Art/Whitney Museum of American Art

The Gersh agency co-presidents and brothers Bob and David Gersh were raised by art collectors, so it was only natural that they would follow in their parents’ footsteps by giving back to the art world.

David and wife Susan, a museum trustee, stay involved at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (Moca) by pledging toward the museum’s endowment and donating works to the collection. “I get a joy and a pleasure out of it,” he says. “But I think beyond the aesthetic there’s this intellectual understanding of what the artist is trying to do.”

Bob, meanwhile, serves on the board of directors of the Whitney Museum of »

- Seth Kelley

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Hollywood Finds Creative Ways to Give Back

11 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Entertainment philanthropy extends to the arts, the developing world,  the disabled and veterans. Here’s how a few in the industry are doing the right thing.

Bob and David Gersh

Museum of Contemporary Art/Whitney Museum of American Art

The Gersh agency co-presidents and brothers Bob and David Gersh were raised by art collectors, so it was only natural that they would follow in their parents’ footsteps by giving back to the art world.

David and wife Susan, a museum trustee, stay involved at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (Moca) by pledging toward the museum’s endowment and donating works to the collection. “I get a joy and a pleasure out of it,” he says. “But I think beyond the aesthetic there’s this intellectual understanding of what the artist is trying to do.”

Bob, meanwhile, serves on the board of directors of the Whitney Museum of »

- Seth Kelley

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