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Why Gay Movie Stars Are Staying Locked in the Closet

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a vast and growing list of prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender media and entertainment figures — just don’t count movie stars among them.

Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Caitlyn Jenner and Neil Patrick Harris have kicked open the closet door with little to no damage to their careers. In some cases, they’ve found themselves more in demand after revealing their sexual preferences or gender identification.

Yet there’s one glass ceiling that remains stubbornly resistant to cracks.

No A-list film actor has yet to come out publicly while at the pinnacle of his or her career. Sure, Jodie Foster gave an elliptical Golden Globes speech about being a lesbian, and out actors Ian McKellen and Zachary Quinto helped anchor the “X-Men” and “Lord of the Rings” series, and the rebooted “Star Trek” films, respectively. Yet despite their prodigious talents, none of them has the power to »

- Brent Lang

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Bryan Fuller Had Asked Jodie Foster to Direct Hannibal

26 June 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

One of the hopes we had for season four of Hannibal was the possible introduction of Clarice Starling, a character made famous by Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs. MGM has the rights to the character, though, and last year, showrunner Bryan Fuller said that he had planned to include Starling and others in his ever-expanding Hannibal universe. “It’s always been tricky with MGM because they have all the characters that originate in Silence of the Lambs, and there are so many, not just Clarice,” Fuller told Vulture on the red carpet at the Saturn Awards Thursday night, where the show took home three awards, including Best Network TV Series. “I want Buffalo Bill. I want to tell the Buffalo Bill story in a way that hasn’t been told before.”Fuller had also joked that they could have a character called “Schmarice Schmarling” as a way around the copyright issue. »

- Valentina I. Valentini

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How Gay Stars Have Come Out

26 June 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Following Friday's Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage nationwide, we're taking a look at how celebrities have come out over the years. In 2014, Ellen Page attended the Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas and came out during her speech, admitting that she was tired of lying by omission. The brave declaration came on the heels of actress Maria Bello's coming-out essay in The New York Times, as well as British Olympic diver Tom Daley's confessional YouTube video addressing his own sexuality, both of which made headlines at the end of 2013. Ellen, Maria, and Tom joined a growing number of stars who have paved the way for gay people everywhere by coming out, including Frank Ocean, Anderson Cooper, and Jodie Foster, who came out at the Golden Globes in 2013. Be inspired by these celebrities who've used magazines, talk shows, and their blogs to come out, then see »

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'Hannibal' Producers in Talks with Amazon and Netflix for Season 4

25 June 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, we learned that Hannibal was canceled after just three seasons. Immediately after the news was made public, creator and executive producer Bryan Fuller sent Twitter into a frenzy with his #SaveHannibal campaign. The horror drama based on the popular movie and novel series revolving around cannibal Hannibal Lecture soon garnered much interest from outside parties looking to pick-up Season 4. Bryan Fuller has now confirmed that talks are happening with Netflix and Amazon to bring the series back. No deals have yet been made, with Bryan Fuller stating the following to Variety.

"I know there have been discussions on a couple of fronts with Netflix and Amazon. But I believe our deal with Amazon precludes a Netflix component so I think Netflix, who has expressed interest and has expressed great enthusiasm for the show... I don't think contractually with our Amazon contract, they can pick up the show. »

- MovieWeb

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Hannibal: NBC cancellation, season 4 options, the future

25 June 2015 1:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

What are the chances we'll see Hannibal season 4 after the NBC cancellation? We take a look at possible avenues for a return...

The news that Bryan Fuller’s horror masterpiece Hannibal has been cancelled by NBC was upsetting, but unsurprising news. Hannibal’s ratings have gone from bad to worse this year, as the series doubled down on the surreal, macabre strangeness that arguably made it so inaccessible to a casual audience in the first place. And while Hannibal has proven itself to be a critical darling with a passionate fan base, it’s honestly a wonder that a show as unique and stubbornly left-of-centre as this one lasted as long as it did on NBC. 

But while the news of the cancellation was met with the requisite anger and disappointment across the internet, the responses from key creatives seemed far from pessimistic about the future of the show. This is, »

- louisamellor

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Dick Van Patten, ‘Eight Is Enough’ and ‘Love Boat’ Star, Dies at 86

23 June 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dick Van Patten, who played the paterfamilias on the 1980s TV dramedy “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday morning. He was 86.

Patten died at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. due to complications from diabetes.

The always-genial, round-faced actor also appeared in Disney films including “Freaky Friday” (the original, Jodie Foster version) as well as Mel Brooks comedies “High Anxiety,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Space Balls.”

Though long associated with television and film comedies, the actor spent a great deal of time onstage, making the first of his two dozen or so appearances on Broadway as a child back in 1937, in Kurt Weill’s “The Eternal Road.”

He had most recently appeared onscreen in a guest role as Lester on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.” Other relatively recent credits include “7th Heaven” in 2004, “Arrested Development” in 2005, “That ’70s Show” in 2006 and “The Sarah Silverman Program »

- Carmel Dagan

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Dick Van Patten, ‘Eight Is Enough’ Star, Dies at 86

23 June 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dick Van Patten, who played the paterfamilias on the 1980s TV dramedy “Eight Is Enough,” died on Tuesday morning. He was 86.

Patten died at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., due to complications from diabetes.

The always-genial, round-faced actor also appeared in Disney films including “Freaky Friday” (the original, Jodie Foster version) as well as Mel Brooks comedies “High Anxiety,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Space Balls.”

Though long associated with television and film comedies, the actor spent a great deal of time on stage, making the first of his two dozen or so appearances on Broadway as a child back in 1937, in Kurt Weill’s “The Eternal Road.”

He had most recently appeared onscreen in a guest role as Lester on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.” Other relatively recent credits include “7th Heaven” in 2004, “Arrested Development” in 2005, “That ’70s Show” in 2006 and “The Sarah Silverman »

- Carmel Dagan

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‘Hannibal': Producers Stoke Fan Support with ‘#SaveHannibal’ Twitter Campaign

22 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hannibal” is not going quietly.

As word spread of NBC’s decision to cancel the show after the conclusion of its third season in August, producers took to the Twitterverse with a #SaveHannibal campaign to demonstrate the depth of the show’s fan engagement to prospective new outlets.

Producers Gaumont Intl. Television and Martha De Laurentiis of the De Laurentiis Co. are actively shopping the show to new buyers, ranging from digital outlets to cable channels. The prequel to “Silence of the Lambs” reportedly had plans to introduce the Clarice Starling character, played by Jodie Foster in the Oscar-winning 1991 movie, in its fourth season.

In the meantime, the show’s hardcore fans, known as “Fannibals,” are keeping the show trending in the U.S. and other markets on social-media platforms. Exec producer Bryan Fuller, who just last week earned a series greenlight for a fantasy drama at Starz, “American Gods, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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NBC’s Hannibal Series Cancelled

22 June 2015 3:24 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Today is a sad one for fans of NBC's Hannibal, as it's been revealed that the currently in progress third season of the series will be the final one. Hannibal has been cancelled.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has given Bryan Fuller's TV series adaptation of Thomas Harris' novels the axe, and rights issues could be one potential reason why the series won't be moving forward. Clarice Starling, the character played by Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore on film, was thus far unable to be included in the series due to NBC not having the rights to her character.

The Starling factor is certainly not the only reason for Hannibal's cancellation. Ratings for Hannibal's third season have been relatively low, though the show continues to receive high praise from both fans of the Dr. Hannibal Lecter novels and films, as well as those who are »

- Derek Anderson

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NBC's 'Hannibal' Canceled After Three Seasons

22 June 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is closing the book on Hannibal. The network has canceled Bryan Fuller's Silence of the Lambs prequel series after three seasons. The full 13-episode third season will run its course on Thursdays at 10 p.m., concluding Aug. 27.  Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that there may have been a rights issue at the center of the decision to end the series as Fuller had wanted to introduce Clarice Starling in season four, with the rights to the character previously portrayed by Jodie Foster said to be unavailable. Producers Gaumont TV are currently exploring options to find

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Gillian Anderson On ‘X-Files’ Emmy Win, Learning To Handle the Red Carpet

17 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The X-Files” isn’t just the series that brought Gillian Anderson her first Emmy, it was also her first major job in show business. Since then Anderson has emerged as a major force on television and the stage in both the U.S. and U.K. She earned a fifth Emmy nom for PBS mini “Bleak House” and currently stars on Netflix’s “The Fall” and NBC’s “Hannibal.” Next year, she’ll reprise her breakout role as Dana Scully for Fox’s “X-Files” limited series revival.

What do you remember about going to the Emmys for the first time?

I have the worst memory known to mankind, but for somebody coming from Grand Rapids, Mich., going to those events and being nominated amongst great people — back then it was Julianna Margulies, Christine Lahti — it was terrifying, and amazing and exciting. I think the Emmys was the first time I met Jodie Foster. »

- Geoff Berkshire

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June 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Chappie, The Lazarus Effect, Tentacles / Reptilicus

15 June 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week, we’ve got another fantastic bounty of genre films hitting DVD and Blu-ray on June 16th, including a ton of cult classics like The Land that Time Forgot, Night of the Strangler and the Tentacles/Reptilicus double feature from Scream Factory.

Fans of Neill Blomkamp also have a lot to get excited about this Tuesday, as there’s a Limited Edition collector’s set featuring all three of his sci-fi actioners, with Chappie finally making his way home this week as well. Echo Bridge has put together two different DVD movie packs featuring a bunch of old-school horror movies, and the recent Blumhouse production, The Lazarus Effect, is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD, too.

Blomkamp3 Limited Edition Collection: Chappie/District 9/Elysium (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

The world of Neill Blomkamp is unlike any other. Distinct of story and vision, and for the first »

- Heather Wixson

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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

11 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »

- simonbrew

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iZombie Boss on Liv and Major's (Sexless?) Future, Blaine's Tricky Challenge and Season 2's Big Bad

9 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers — of the major variety and about Major — for Tuesday’s season finale of iZombie.

Is the iZombie apocalypse upon us?

On Tuesday night’s Season 1 finale, Blaine gutted Major — forcing Liv to turn the love of her life into a zombie. Of course, the catalyst for all that drama was Major going all Taxi Driver on Meat Cute and taking out the brain dealer’s posse! (More on that awesome sequence below.) When Major argued that his ex didn’t really know him if she thought that was the kind of life he wanted, she »

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Clarice Starling Could Come To "Hannibal"

9 June 2015 3:39 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With NBC's "Hannibal" having returned for a third season with a new flavour that's even more unlike anything else on television, the hope is of course that the series will continue for another year.

As we know, the third season is split into two halves - the Italy-set first half, and the second which deals with the "Red Dragon" storyline from the Thomas Harris novels. This begs the obvious question, does that mean "The Silence of the Lambs" storyline will come into play in the fourth season?

Previously show runner Bryan Fuller has been reticent on introducing the Clarice Starling character, partly because of a rights issue which has meant they've been unable to use elements from the 'Silence' novel in the show. The other books ("Red Dragon," "Hannibal," "Hannibal Rising") are all on the table though, and we've already seen their elements incorporated.

Will Fuller be able to work out the 'Silence' rights issue? »

- Garth Franklin

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Is TV's 'Hannibal' even better than 'Silence of the Lambs'? (Poll)'

5 June 2015 7:34 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

NBC's "Hannibal" premiered its third season on June 4, and it continues to receive rapturous praise from critics (84 on MetaCritic as of this writing). But as good as it is, could it be – gasp – even better than "The Silence of the Lambs"? -Break- Is Mads Mikkelsen now the greatest Hannibal the Cannibal? (Poll) "Silence," directed by Jonathan Demme in 1991, wasn't the first film to feature the infamous serial killer Hannibal Lecter – that was "Manhunter" in 1986 – but it was certainly the one that made him a star. It was so dazzling that the motion picture academy momentarily forgot their snobbish bias against horror films and awarded it the Oscar for Best Picture and gave Anthony Hopkins the Best Actor prize as Lecter. What's more, it's one of only three films in Oscar history to win the big five awards (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress for Jodie Foster and Scr »

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Bryan Fuller Talks Hannibal Season 3

4 June 2015 6:26 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With Hannibal Season 3 premiering tonight on NBC, we recently participated in an interview call with Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller, who teased what we can expect to see this season, including Bedelia and Hannibal's relationship and much more.

Bryan on the relationship between Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) in season three:

Bryan Fuller: Well, really it kind of boils down to this fabulousness of Gillian Anderson and more of her is always a good thing. And we had so much fun working together in the first two seasons and she’s such an iconic actress and brings such a specific energy to the show that it seems like a really logical next step for the series to flush out that relationship expanded and get more of the chemistry between Mads Mikkelsen and Gillian Anderson.

There is a genuine connection between Bedelia and Hannibal. »

- Derek Anderson

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Here's all the awesome stuff leaving Netflix in June

26 May 2015 5:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Silence of the Lambs" This is definitely my favorite Best Picture-winning horror movie featuring Chris Isaak in a supporting role. Let's just think about the glamor of 1991 for a minute: "Point Break" occurred. Kate Nelligan was in whatever movie she wanted. CeCe Peniston was a reigning pop star, which is important because her last name has "penis" in it. And "Silence of the Lambs" was an ominous and unconventional movie that everyone agreed was fantastic. Anthony Hopkins is in "Silence of the Lambs" for less than 20 minutes but his performance lingers far after the credits roll. Jodie Foster is charismatic and august as Clarice Starling, who is no mood for fava beans by the time the movie is over. "Rain Man" I keep pretending I'm incapable of enjoying Tom Cruise in movies anymore, yet "Rain Man" is about as timeless and likable as a 1988 drama is allowed to be. »

- Louis Virtel

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You Will LOL So Hard at Hearing What Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, and More Sound Like in Real Life

22 May 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

It seems that Julia Roberts, Daniel Craig, Hugh Grant, and Liam Neeson have been keeping a major secret from the public for their entire careers. In a hilarious exposé that aired as part of Thursday's Red Nose Day special on NBC, some of Hollywood's biggest stars came clean about what their voices really sound like. "Julia is incredible to work with and there's no doubt that she's a brilliant actress, but, um, I've just been directing her . . ." Jodie Foster tells the camera about Julia. "And she has what I'd describe as a . . . distinctive voice? But it's not what I would associate with a Hollywood leading lady." The camera then cuts to Julia, who reveals an incredibly deep and manly voice. And while Julia's voice is shocking, it's not until some of Hollywood's biggest action stars start talking that the real surprise begins. Watch the hilarious clip above to see what we mean, »

- Caitlin-Hacker

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Find Out What Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig and More Really Sound Like in This Hilarious Red Nose Day Exposé

21 May 2015 7:57 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The truth is out. Proving that there's no price too big to pay when it benefits a great cause like Red Nose Day, mega-stars such as Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson and Daniel Craig finally admitted that they've been keeping a major secret for years. "Julia is incredible to work with and there's no doubt that she's a brilliant actress, but, um, I've just been directing her..." Jodie Foster starts talking about her fellow Oscar winner in the "Hollywood Secrets" segment of tonight's star-studded Red Nose Day benefit on NBC. "And she has what I'd describe as a...distinctive voice? But it's not what I would associate with a Hollywood leading »

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