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‘Empire’ Stars to Host Spike’s Guys Choice Awards

7 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are about to give Hollywood’s favorite men a night of their wildest mantasies.

The duo will host Spike’s annual Guys Choice Awards, a ceremony set to honor “the men of the year and the women who love them.”

“We just worked with Terrence and Taraji on the upcoming season finale of ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ and I can promise you that adding their off-the-charts chemistry into the Guys Choice mix will make for one of the most unpredictable nights of the year,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of Guys Choice. “Gird your loins boys, Cookie is coming to town!”

This year’s honorees include Chris Pratt (Guy of the Year), Liam Neeson (Biggest Ass Kicker) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Troops Choice). Other attendees include LL Cool J, Joseph Gordon-LevittRussell Westbrook and Hannah Davis.

Guys Choice will air at 9 p. »

- Reece Ristau

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 100 Seats to ‘Entourage’ Movie to Bring Your Own Entourage

25 May 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we are giving away 100 seats to the advance movie screening of the highly anticipated new film “Entourage” based on the hit HBO television show! Bring your own entourage!

Choose either a four-pack or an admit-two!

Entourage,” which opens on June 3, 2015 and is rated “R,” features an all-star cast including Jeremy Piven, Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Alba, Liam Neeson, Armie Hammer, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Billy Bob Thornton, Ronda Rousey, Haley Joel Osment, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alice Eve, Debi Mazar and Shad Moss from writer and director Doug Ellin. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free “Entourage” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

24 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anne Meara, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated comedian long paired personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday, her husband and son told the Associated Press. She was 85.

No further details have been revealed. A statement released to the AP said Jerry Stiller was Meara’s “husband and partner in life.” The statement added, “The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.”

Stiller and Meara were a top comedy act in the 1960s, appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 36 times. The two were members of the improv group the Compass Players, which later became Second City.

Although Meara had converted to Judaism when the couple got married, Stiller & Meara’s material centered on the differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their signature “Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle” routines.

In 2010 the couple had their own Yahoo comedy series, “Stiller & Meara, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

24 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anne Meara, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated comedian long paired personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday, her husband and son told the Associated Press. She was 85.

No further details have been revealed. A statement released to the AP said Jerry Stiller was Meara’s “husband and partner in life.” The statement added, “The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.”

Stiller and Meara were a top comedy act in the 1960s, appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 36 times. The two were members of the improv group the Compass Players, which later became Second City.

Although Meara had converted to Judaism when the couple got married, Stiller & Meara’s material centered on the differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their signature “Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle” routines.

In 2010 the couple had their own Yahoo comedy series, “Stiller & Meara, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Cannes: Studiocanal, Impuls Pictures Announce Output Deal

23 May 2015 1:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes –Adding another building block to the most powerful indie distribution structure in the world, Euro film-tv group Studiocanal has signed an output deal for Switzerland with indie film distributor Impuls Pictures on all Studiocanal international productions.

The news comes as the Weinstein Company U.S. pickup “Macbeth,” co-financed, distributed and sold by Studiocanal world premiered at Cannes to impressive reviews, and the Studiocanal-sold “Early Man” and competition player “Mon roi” have near sold out at Cannes.

The Studiocanal-Impuls pact takes in Studiocanal’s flagship titles at Cannes such as Aardman’s Nick Park-directed “Early Man,” unveiled just before the market, Stephen Frears’ “The Program” (pictured) with Ben Foster, “We Are Your Friends,” nWave’s “Robinsoe Crusoe,” the latest Ben Stassen 3D movie, and the “Untitled Donald Crowhurst Project,” from James Marsh, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.

Studiocanal’s Marsh and Pierre Mazars, VP of international sales, »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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Cannes 2015: deals round-up

22 May 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The biggest deals of this year’s Cannes Marché du Film and how the Competition titles sold throughout the festival.

Behind the glamour of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, business was booming at the Marché du Film (May 13-22), with representatives from 120 countries in attendance - up four on 2014.

A total 3,300 films were on offer this year, around 1,000 at the project stage, with an estimated 11,000 film professionals in attendance, in line with last year.

In the opening days, Marché chief Jérôme Paillard told Screen: “Acquisition agents are telling me that it’s the first time in a number of years that there are so many big projects. I’ve been told there are around 50 high profile projects on offer.”

North AmericaHOT Projects

Universal Pictures and Focus Features took worldwide rights to Tom Ford’s upcoming thriller Nocturnal Animals, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, in a deal reportedly worth $20m. [Story]

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Coldplay's attempt at a 'Game Of Thrones' musical is actually pretty funny

22 May 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If there's one thing to bring the houses of "Game of Thrones" together, it's Coldplay. Or at least that's what Chris Martin thought. The British pop-rockers and the cast of the bloody HBO series brought their A-Game to a skit last night for the "Red Nose Day" charity telecast. Check out Jon Snow -- er, Kit Harrington -- sing "Wildling" to the tune of "Wild Thing" to Ygritte (Rose Leslie), Peter Dinklage rock a saucy number solo and surprise narrator Liam Neeson narrate the whole thing. »

- Katie Hasty

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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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Watch Game Of Thrones: The Musical Starring Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and More

22 May 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last night was Red Nose Day, a star-studded program to help raise money for various charitable organization.  There were plenty of good sketches and bits, but one that deserves special attention is Game of Thrones: The Musical. The sketch is done in the style of a behind-the-scenes documentary complete with narration from Liam Neeson. I’m not sure if the joke is that Coldplay is awful and any musical they did would be bad, or if a musical based on Game of Thrones would be bad. I think it’s the latter, but it’s really tough to tell. But overall, the sketch does a good job of blending the mockumentary style with references to the show. Watch Game of Thrones: The Musical below, and click here to donate to Red Nose Day. Here's more on the charities you'll be helping when you donate [via the press release]: The money raised »

- Matt Goldberg

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Watch Coldplay Adapt 'Game of Thrones' Into Ridiculous Musical

22 May 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"George R.R. Martin meets Chris Martin — what could go wrong?" asks Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) in "Game of Thrones: The Musical," a comedy video in which Coldplay attempt to adapt HBO's epic fantasy-drama for the Broadway stage. The results, as expected, are disastrous.

As the start of the clip, recorded for the fundraising event Red Nose Day, narrator Liam Neeson tells us that Coldplay are "secretly working" on their Thrones musical. The band begins to flesh out 16 ridiculous songs – from the reggae-tinted "Rastafarian Targaryen" to the Coldplay-sounding "Closer »

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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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Cannes: After Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Niels Juul Seeks to Bring Other Cecchi Gori Properties to the Bigscreen (Exclusive)

21 May 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Back from the Taiwan set of Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” which just wrapped shooting, Niels Juul, CEO of L.A.-based Cecchi Gori Media, is now shifting his energies to several other projects he has in various stages, including pics with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Kafka as central characters.

“It’s been an amazing experience,” Juul (pictured with Scorsese) enthused about “Silence,” on which he is an executive producer, having been instrumental in  bringing to the screen the eponymous Shusaku Endo novel about God’s silence in the face of human suffering. Cecchi Gori holds the movie rights.

“Everyone has been bending over backwards to get this amazing movie made. Everyone taking a [pay] cut; everyone basically working for scale,” he recounted. “We are all making an amazing effort to make an independent $51 million movie.”

It’s been tough working “under extremely hard conditions,” Juuls said. But “Marty has come in on budget and on time, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Playboy Mansion Hosts ‘The Entourage Movie’ Screening

21 May 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For a movie that embraces its love of Los Angeles, Wednesday night’s preview screening of Warner Bros.’ “The Entourage Movie” could not have been at a more appropriate locale — Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills.

About 50 guests, mostly male, took in the screening aimed at building buzz in advance of the June 3 opening. Hefner did not attend but made sure four Playboy Playmates (Alana Campos, Kayla Collins, Carly Lauren, Heather Rae Young) played host and welcomed guests in style.

Rhys Coiro, who plays Billy Walsh, the director of the fictional “Medellin” movie, was the only cast member to attend.

Private screenings have been held in recent months at Mark Wahlberg’s house in Los Angeles — attended by more than a dozen NBA players — and for the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team and at Seattle Seahawks headquarters on Tuesday.

Laughter dominated throughout the 104-minute playing time, particularly for Kevin Dillon, »

- Dave McNary

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Composer Marc Streitenfeld Is Arduous In His Search for the Lost Chord

20 May 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marc Streitenfeld — the composer of “Prometheus,” “American Gangster” and the upcoming “Poltergeist” — can trace his musical roots back to a 19th-century troubadour whose family was executed after he wrote a song mocking the emperor of Germany.

“Which is funny, you know?” he says, laughing in his spacious, comfortable Venice, Calif., studio just days after completing the mix for the “Poltergeist” soundtrack. “That’s the only family musical connection I can find.”

It must have been enough.

The 40-year-old German native has joined the ranks of billion-dollar composers with five films for director Ridley Scott, including “Gangster” and “Prometheus,” and four more for other directors including “The Grey,” “Killing Them Softly” and “After the Fall.” He’s now scoring the series “Hand of God” for Amazon.

It seems like a meteoric rise, considering he’s only been composing for nine years. But this ex-guitarist has been working in various capacities in »

- Jon Burlingame

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‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg Mocks Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham: A Shortie and a Dummy (Video)

19 May 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When Whoopi Goldberg returned to “The View” Tuesday after grieving the loss of her brother, the ABC crowd gave her a heartfelt welcome. “Whoopi! Whoopi! Whoopi!” the studio audience chanted as Goldberg’s co-hosts joined in a standing ovation. Then the ladies got down to business. After a few words from the main host, it was time for the ABC show’s “Hot Topics.” First on the agenda, ripping the Gop. “The Republican candidates are sounding more like action heroes,” Goldberg started out. “Chris Christie wants to ‘Pump up the military.’ Marco Rubio says he ‘will find and kill terrorists like Liam Neeson. »

- Tony Maglio

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Amnesia’

19 May 2015 12:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The thorny subject of German historical memory binds the characters in Barbet Schroeder’s “Amnesia,” a thoughtful, sensitive character study that reps a minor-key comeback for the veteran Swiss filmmaker, helming his first theatrical feature since the critically and commercially drubbed “Inju” in 2008. This low-budget passion project — a second career reboot of sorts, following the director’s acclaimed “Our Lady of the Assassins” in 2000 — also serves as a homecoming for Schroeder, returning him to the Ibiza location of his 1969 debut feature, the druggie classic “More,” and to a story inspired by events in the life of his own mother. The result is a leisurely paced, talky two-hander that always has its heart in the right place, even when its dramatic engines aren’t running at full blast. Older arthouse audiences of the “Woman in Gold” persuasion could take to this, despite the lack of marquee names.

Like Schroeder’s own mother, »

- Scott Foundas

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Cannes: Splendid Scores Titles With Neeson, Willis, Rapace, Bening (Exclusive)

18 May 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

German distributor Splendid Films has gone big in Cannes this year, picking up four buzz titles in a pre-buy spending spree. Splendid acquired German rights for Liam Neeson-starrer A Willing Patriot from Sierra/Affinity, Precious Cargo starring Bruce Willis from Highland, Annapurna's 20th Century Women featuring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Dakota Fanning, and, from Snd, What Happened to Monday, Tommy Wirkola's sci-fi feature starring Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close. “We were very aggressive this year – we closed most of the deals before the market started, we went in early and made our decisions quickly,” Andreas

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- Georg Szalai

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Cannes: Charlize Theron’s Spy Thriller ‘Coldest City’ Bought by Focus

18 May 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Focus Features has acquired Charlize Theron’s upcoming spy thriller “The Coldest City” for the U.S. through Sierra/Affinity at the Cannes Film Festival.

John Wick” directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are attached to helm “The Coldest City” from Kurt Johnstad’s script. Theron plays a spy in the late 1980s dealing with the aftermath of the murder of an underground MI6 officer.

Universal Pictures International has bought Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, China, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Switzerland and the U.K. DeaPlaneta acquired Spain, and Freeman Distribution/Monlith/Blitz bought Eastern Europe.

Sierra/Affinity said Cannes has represented the strongest market in its history with sales of five other titles, including Marc Forster’s drama “All I See Is You,” starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke. “All Is See” sold to Eagle Pictures in Italy and Main Title Pictures in South Korea.

Heist project “Comancheria,” starring Chris Pine, »

- Dave McNary

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Sierra/Affinity hails best Cannes market

18 May 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sierra/Affinity chief Nick Meyer has hailed the company’s best market ever after completing key sales on Shot Caller, A Willing Patriot and Comancheria, among others.

“We have been strategically building our company and platform in order to capitalise on these kinds of moments,” said Meyer.

Rights to thriller All I See Is You have gone to Eagle Pictures in Italy and Main Title Pictures in South Korea.

Marc Forster will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Sean Conway. Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O’Reilly, Wes Chatham, Miguel Fernandez and Danny Huston star and Sc International Pictures, Link Entertainment, 2Dux2 and Wing And A Prayer Pictures produce.

The Coldest City starring Charlize Theron will open in the Us via Focus Features. David Leitch and Chad Stahelski will direct the spy thriller from Denver and Delilah Productions, Oni Press, Sierra Pictures drama from Kurt Johnstad’s screenplay.

Universal Pictures International Productions has picked up the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Boys Are Back In 30 New Entourage Stills

18 May 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Is there still any interest in a feature film continuation of Entourage? Warner Bros. will find out early next month when it sends Ari (Jeremy Piven), Vince (Adrien Grenier) and the rest of the gang into theaters for their first big-screen adventure. In hopes of raising the pic’s profile, the marketing department has unleashed a slew of high-resolution images, revealing that the boys are still up to their old tricks.

The movie picks up with Ari having become the head of a major studio. Meanwhile, Vince is working on an adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which will serve as his directorial debut in Hollywood.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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