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You may have been somewhat familiar with the religion of Scientology if you are a fan of two of its most famous adherents, Tom Cruise and John Travolta, but Alex Gibney’s striking documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, making its debut March 29 on HBO, goes way beyond the external facade to reveal an — at best, weird; at worst, frightening, abusive and borderline fascistic — organization. Cruise and Travolta are, of course, featured in prominent portions of the documentary (although both declined to participate in the film, archival footage is offered, including a segment with Cruise speaking … Continue reading →
- Jeff Pfeiffer
Just days after the 39th anniversary of the conviction of Patty Hearst back on March 20, 1976, Deadline is reporting that Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to a new, untitled book being written by Jeffrey Toobin about the life and kidnapping of Hearst. The writers behind Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, will be adapting Toobin’s account.
Deadline is also speculating the role might also be in development for Jennifer Lawrence, but those talks are currently preliminary.
Hearst was 20 when she was kidnapped from her wealthy parents in the Hearst Publishing Family. She was later found to have changed her name to Tania and had joined up with her kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army and eventually robbed a bank in San Francisco. Hearst’s story, based on her own novel, was first adapted into a film in 1988 by Paul Schrader, with Natasha Richardson in the role. Hearst is now 61.
- Brian Welk
It always seems documentary filmmakers have a hard time walking the line between commentator and story teller. Separating themselves from the subject and allowing the nature of the story they are telling to tell itself rather than manipulating it for their own means. This is a problem I've always had with Michael Moore's documentaries as he seems only interested in preaching to the choir rather than exploring both sides of the debate. When it comes to Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, I genuinely feel he has done his absolute best to stand back and observe rather than inject himself or his opinions. He details an organization that, rather than respond to accusations, chooses to attack when confronted, and this has been going on even before the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2015 and continues to this very day. »
- Brad Brevet
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Karen Gillan became a household name when she was introduced into the Doctor Who hall of fame as Amy Pond back in 2010. She joined the series at the right time, too, as its ever growing success around the globe – most notably in America – meant that her portrayal of the Time Lord’s coveted companion gained her recognition across the pond (no pun intended), too, which has certainly worked in her favour since she left the reputable realms of the Whoniverse behind.
In fact, she’s established herself as an almighty on screen force to be reckoned with since she got zapped back in time by the Weeping Angels in the mid-Series 7 finale (nope, still not over it!) and her career has subsequently been going from strength to strength with no signs of slowing down any time soon.
She’s starred in her »
- Dan Butler
Writer/director Ryan Murphy and Connie Britton must have enjoyed working together on American Horror Story because the duo are collaborating again on his upcoming Ahs companion series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Last night Murphy tweeted the news saying, “Excited to announce my friend Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick” in the first season of his upcoming, highly-anticipated true crime miniseries. If you can remember that far back, Resnick was a friend of Nicole Brown Simpson who, as a result of her reported drug-related debts, became involved in the case when O.J.’s defense team argued they prompted hit men to murder Simpson and Goldman.
Britton is now the second American Horror Story vet, along with Sarah Paulson (to play Marcia Clark), to join the show. Also onboard for the series are David Schwimmer playing Simpson’s good friend and attorney Robert Kardashian, Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, »
- William Fanelli
The 12 Monkeys actress will star alongside John Travolta in the action thriller, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
12 Monkeys: Amanda Schull on bringing the cult sci-fi movie to TV
The film follows Stanley Hill (Travolta) as a man who sets out for revenge after corrupt cops fail at catching his wife's murderer.
Schull is to play his daughter.
Serena Williams opens up about her self-esteem in the April 2015 issue of Vogue: “My confidence just isn’t the same [off the court].” [Just Jared] When Kanye and North West aren’t giving their best stink eye, they like to catch some rays. [E!]
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— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 23, 2015
Holly Madison opens up on suicide and life as a Playboy bunny in her memoir Down the Rabbit Hole. [Us Weekly] Fox »
- Taylor Ferber
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 23, 2015
Britton will play Faye Resnick in the upcoming FX miniseries, which also stars John Travolta as Robert Shapiro; David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian; Courtney Vance as Johnnie Cochran; Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark; and Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson.
Britton recently commented that she would “love” to return to Murphy’s “American Horror Story” franchise (she headlined its first season) if the scheduling worked out — but will make a more grounded reappearance in the new 10-episode true crime series, which is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. »
- Variety Staff
Connie Britton is returning to the world of Ryan Murphy in America Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and she's got quite the role. The Nashville star will play Faye Resnick, Nicole Brown Simpson's friend. "Excited to announce my friend Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick in the upcoming FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson," Murphy tweeted. Britton starred in the first season of American Horror Story and has not been shy about her desire to work with Murphy and his team again. The cast of The People V. O.J. Simpson also includes Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and David Schwimmer. Story developing »
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Murphy, who worked with Britton on the first season of his other FX anthology series, American Horror Story, announced the news on Twitter.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 23, 2015
Resnick penned a controversial »
Connie Britton is reuniting with Ryan Murphy, but instead of telling a new Horror Story, the actor and creator will be working together on Murphy’s upcoming FX anthology series American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson. Murphy revealed the casting news himself on Twitter earlier today. Britton, who currently stars on ABC’s Nashville, will be playing the role of Faye Resnick, socialite and friend of Nicole Brown Simpson. Murphy and Britton first worked together on the debut season of American Horror Story back in 2011. Britton played Vivien Harmon, the matriarch of a very damaged family that moves into a haunted house and must deal with all the ghost, demons, and monsters that still live there. Starring alongside Britton in American Crime Story will be Sarah Paulson (also an alum of Murphy’s American Horror Story) as prosecutor Marcia Clark, Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) as O.J. Simpson himself, »
- Chris King
“Friday Night Lights” and “Nashville” star Connie Britton is set to play Faye Resnick on FX’s upcoming miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” creator Ryan Murphy announced on Monday via Twitter. The interior designer was a friend of O.J. Simpson’s murdered ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. The real Resnick has subsequently appeared on several episodes of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Britton joins John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Schwimmer on the anthology project. As previously reported by TheWrap, Travolta will portray Robert Shapiro; Law & Order: Criminal Intent” alum Vance is Johnnie Cochran; Schwimmer takes on Robert. »
- Tony Maglio
We chat to legendary producer Mario Kassar about the return of Carolco, its forthcoming sci-fi film Bot, Hollywood studios, and more...
First Blood. Total Recall. Terminator 2. For a generation versed in the major action films of the 80s and 90s, the Carolco brand holds a special place in the memory. Its distinctive logo became a byword for bold, often brash movies starring some of the biggest names of the day - not least Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Founded by producers Andrew Vajna and Mario Kassar in the 1970s, Carolco went from indie outsider to a company with the size and clout of a Hollywood major; the studio became famous - and infamous in some quarters - for its headline-grabbing deals. (Legend has it that, when Arnie signed up to make Terminator 2: Judgment Day, he was given a $17m private jet.)
At the height of its powers, Carolco was making smaller-scale, »
To mark the occasion, Digital Spy has unearthed 25 fascinating facts about the beloved 1990 film. Read on to find out why Vivian is a Disney princess, how Superman himself Christopher Reeve almost played Edward and the film's straight-to-the-point title in China.
1. The original script for Pretty Woman was titled $3,000 and was a dark drama about prostitution in La. Vivian was a drug addict trying to go clean to save up money for a trip to Disneyland. Disney-owned Touchstone Pictures developed the idea into a more conventional romantic comedy, meaning Vivian is something of an edgier Disney princess.
It was a "blonde hair, don't care" moment for Idina Menzel.
On March 20, the voice of Elsa in Frozen posted a pic of her new blonde locks, and fans quickly commented, "Now you are Elsa."
In the Instagram caption, Idina, 43, wrote that she "needed a change," but her change in 'do was not actually related to the Disney film.
Her stylist Jt Franchuk told Page Six, "We knew there would be [comparsions to 'Frozen'] …though it's not the reason. Idina has been interested in trying a shade of blonde for a while," he explained. "We started… a few highlights around her face earlier this week…She was loving it, so we took it further."
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A week before Idina debuted her new look, Disney officially announced a Frozen sequel. When Idina confirmed to the Telegraph that a sequel »
Letting her brunette hair go, the Tony-winning actress, 43, shared a selfie on Thursday, revealing her new 'do. "Look what me and my girl @jenytamera did today. Needed a change," she wrote. "Loving it! #brunettetoblonde #blondehairdontcare."
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Look what me and my girl @jenytamera did today. Needed a change. Loving it! #brunettetoblonde #blondehairdontcare pic.twitter.com/824Wrn9rgu
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) March 20, 2015
If anyone can pull off Elsa's look, it's the woman that voices her.
What do you think? Is Idina better off blonde?
Ok, I’m sorry. You probably didn’t come here expecting a Kanye West reference — @KimKierkegaardashian’s genius Twitter feed is more my style — in an Idol recap. But my brain just went from the frying pan into the active volcano after Season 14’s Top 10 performance telecast (a confusing label, given that there were 11 singers on stage all night, with one awaiting the bad news that he or she was the »
[Youtube "Hn16g2NSW4Q"] When American Idol went to the movies this week, contestant Quentin Alexander stole the show. The New Orleans native stripped down Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta's "You're the One That I Want" from Grease and wowed Thursday's crowd despite never having seen the 1978 musical.Even though the 21 year old did not get rave reviews from the judges, Jennifer Lopez did call his performance "haunting and beautiful." After the live show, Alexander told People he found the Lo-Fang cover on Spotify: "I'd never seen Grease, so it was just a song to me. I connect really deeply with the way »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
Against all odds, there will be no Phil Collins ballad — or any soundtrack cuts from The Bodyguard, Frozen, Titanic and Armageddon — when the American Idol Top 10 (plus one contestant on the brink of elimination) tackle “Songs from the Movies tonight (8/7c on Fox).
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That’s good news for Idoloonies who’ve vowed to crawl into their dryers and turn to lint at the sound of one more hopeful belting the umpteenth rendition of “I Have Nothing.”
More important than what the Top 10 won’t tackle, »
Ever since finding fame in the '80s thanks to sitcom Moonlighting and explosive action movie Die Hard, Bruce has been a regular on our screens, appearing in films great, good, not-so-good and Cop Out.
With John McClane himself celebrating the big 6-0, Digital Spy staff reminisce about their favourite Bruce Willis movies, while you can vote for your personal favourite in the poll below...
Die Hard - Morgan Jeffery (TV Editor)
There's a million reasons to love 1988's Die Hard - the colourful supporting characters like Al (Reginald VelJohnson), Ellis (Hart Bochner) and Argyle (De'voreaux White), action cinema's greatest ever villain in Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), Michael Kamen's brilliantly '80s score...
But the big reason is Bruce. Sure, New York cop John McClane was a tough guy, but what Willis brought to the part »
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