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Tim McGraw's Advice on Celebrity Parenting: Shhh, Don't Tell the Kids You're Famous!

11 February 2016 6:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

So you're a celebrity couple with kids. When, exactly, do you sit down and have the talk - the one where you tell them that you're famous? If you're Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, the answer is never. "Our kids know it's there," McGraw, 48, said in a Q&A session at the Country Radio Seminar on Wednesday. "They've always been around it. It's just not anything that we've ever really discussed or dealt with. We haven't talked to our kids about us being famous, even when they were little. That's what we try to make it - not an issue. »

- Nancy Kruh

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Peter Berg’s Film 44 Hires New VP Of Features

20 January 2016 2:45 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Peter Berg's Film 44 has brought in former Weinstein Co. exec John Logan Pierson to become the new VP of Features. He previously served as Director, Film & Television Production at TWC where he most recently oversaw production of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny. That film, which is directed by Chinese helmer Woo-Ping Yuen, will premiere on Netflix and in Imax theaters in February. "This kid is on point. He's a beast,” said Berg. “We'll all be… »

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"Avengers" Duo Join "Sicario" Scribe's "River"

16 January 2016 6:07 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Avengers" actors Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen have been set to star in "Sicario" scribe Taylor Sheridan's new film "Wind River" at Thunder Road, Film 44, Savvy Media Holdings and Acacia Filmed Entertainment Llc.

Renner plays a man who works for the Fish and Game Department hunting coyotes and other predators. Suffering after the death of his teenage daughter, he stumbles upon the raped body of a teenage girl frozen in the desolate wilderness.

A rookie FBI agent (Olsen) who is unfamiliar with the terrain and weather enlists him to help her find those responsible. Basil Iwanyk, Peter Berg and Matthew George will produce. Filming begins in March in Park City.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen To Star In ‘Wind River’ Pic From ‘Sicario’ Scribe And Thunder Road

15 January 2016 6:23 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen have been set to star in Wind River, a drama written by Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan, who also is on board to make his feature directorial debut. Sicario producer Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road is producing this one with Peter Berg and Matthew George. The pic, which begins shooting in March in Park City, centers on Cory (Renner), who works for the Fish and Game Department as a hunter of coyotes and other predators. Suffering… »

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Tina Fey and Ronda Rousey to Star in ‘Do Nothing Bitches’ for Universal

15 January 2016 3:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has acquired the Paula Pell pitch “Do Nothing Bitches” with Tina Fey and Ronda Rousey attached to star.

Story follows wealthy pampered wives who get a rude awakening at a camp where Rousey plays the no-nonsense instructor.

Pell, who most recently penned the Universal comedy “Sisters,” which also starred Tina Fey, will pen the script. Fey will produce “Do Nothing Bitches” via her Little Stranger Productions banner along with Pell, and Little Stranger’s Eric Gurian will executive produce. Evp Production Erik Baiers will oversee for the studio.

Though “Star Wars” demolished almost every film in its way during the holiday season, “Sisters” worked as solid counter-programing, bringing in $77 million at the domestic box office so far. Fey can be seen next in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” which bows in March, opposite Margot Robbie.

While Rousey has become a global brand through her Ufc career, she has slowly begun »

- Justin Kroll

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’13 Hours’ is Michael Bay at his Bay-est

15 January 2016 9:01 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Written by Chuck Hogan

Directed by Michael Bay

U.S., 2016

After the box-office success of Lone Survivor and American Sniper, the cottage industry of military themed January releases continues to go strong. Whereas those films came from Peter Berg and Clint Eastwood, directors known for taking a backseat to the material when it was called for, 2016’s entry, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, comes from a director with the least tact ever observed over a career. Early speculation around the film had it that 13 Hours would be Michael Bay’s most grown-up film, but those rumors were incorrect.

As the screen opens with the text “This is a true story,” Michael Bay wants viewers to know right away that 13 Hours is the truest account of the biggest news story of 2012. Pointed blame isn’t passed around openly (Clinton and Obama aren’t mentioned »

- Colin Biggs

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