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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
This story first appeared in the May 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. You might want to hold off blinking while watching the Entourage movie — you'll miss a cameo. The 104-minute film is packed with at least 50 of them, from fan favorites who used to pop up on the show — Andrew Dice Clay is back, along with Bob Saget and Gary Busey ("I wasn't doing anything, so I said yes") — to faces so obscure even industry insiders might have trouble recognizing them (Jeremy Piven's tailor, Domenico Vacca).
- Seth Abramovitch
Charlotte Crosby was still sleeping with Gaz Beadle when he began dating his new girlfriend. The 'Geordie Shore' star - who has always claimed co-star Gaz Beadle and herself are ''friends with benefits'' - insists the pair were still being intimate when he began dating his new girlfriend, Lillie Lexie Gregg. Charlotte confessed: ''None of this was explained on the show but Gary had lied all about him and Lillie. They'd been together while he was still having sex with me.'' Last month in an emotional episode of the MTV show, Gary was seen telling a tearful Charlotte that he was »
This series of the MTV hit has seen Crosby struggling to cope with the fact that Beadle is dating Lillie Lexie Gregg, but she has now told The Sun that viewers didn't get to see the full story.
"None of this was explained on the show but Gary had lied all about him and Lillie," she said. "They'd been together while he was still having sex with me."
Crosby added that she doesn't expect Beadle and Gregg's relationship to last because it will have a negative impact on his image on Geordie Shore.
"He'll get really boring [on the show] and he'll hate that, so then he might finish with her, then string her along," she said. "He's a good actor, like making people believe he ever cared for me. »
Upfront season is all about the search for primetime’s Next Big Thing. But for a studio, the win doesn’t come until a series is renewed for season two and beyond.
For all the upheaval in TV, the 2014-15 season generally proved fertile for Big Four broadcast nets. The renewal rate of scripted series introduced during the September-May frame is higher than it has been since at least 2009-10 for all but NBC, according to research by Variety Insight.
ABC renewed seven of its 11 new series for a second round in 2015-16, compared to three of 14 from the 2013-14 season. CBS picked up five of its eight freshman shows, compared to two out of eight from the class of 2013-14. Fox renewed three out of eight, an improvement over two of eight from last year. NBC so far has renewed one out of a total of 10 scripted series introduced during the past season, »
- Cynthia Littleton
The curtain came down on the 2015 upfronts in the wee hours of Friday morning when the last hardy souls cleared out of CW’s thank-god-it’s-finally-over bash at Park Avenue Spring in Gramercy Park.
TV’s marathon week seems to grow longer every year, with more parties and related events added to the already grueling schedule of network programming presentations. As always, there were highlights, lowlights and head-scratching moments to remember. To use a metric that everyone in showbiz can understand — awards shows — here’s our rundown of the week that was.
Best dressed network ad sales chief: NBCUniversal’s Linda Yaccarino, who hit the stage three times in four days with presentations at NBC (Monday), NBCUniversal Hispanic Group (Tuesday) and NBCUniversal Cable (Thursday).
Best use of talent to sell a show: Mike Epps, »
- Cynthia Littleton and Elizabeth Wagmeister
Day one of upfronts week began Monday with Bob Greenblatt acknowledging NBC’s “ups and downs” during the past season and ended with Gary Newman and Dana Walden promising to end the vicious cycle of “erratic scheduling” by splitting Fox’s dramas into two half-seasons every year.
In between, both networks touched on a lot of similar ground in their presentations, in ways that are telling about the state of the biz. Here are a few highlights from NBC’s Radio City Music Hall session and Fox’s presentation at the Beacon Theater.
Everything old is new again. NBC gave a big buildup to “Heroes Reborn” coming in the fall. Fox closed its show with the reunion of “The X-Files” gang of Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, who gave a quick wave to the crowd. Actors doing double shifts. Duchovny and Rob Lowe attended both presentations to represent on shows. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. Here's what the CEO's had to say in a joint statement.
"Building on the phenomenal momentum created by Gotham, The Last Man on Earth and, of course, Empire, we're infusing next season's schedule with new ambitious dramas, smart comedies, aspirational unscripted series and big live events and specials - all from the best creators in the business. And our strategy with these bold creative swings is simple: schedule them strategically, market them relentlessly and create events that break through and captivate viewers across every platform."
Tuesdays are all-new this fall on Fox, with new comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder, followed by killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens. The new comedies kicking off an all-new Tuesday are Grandfathered and The Grinder. »
We now know when Fox is planning to bring FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully back to the small screen, as the network revealed that part one of The X-Files six-episode event series premiere will air on Sunday, January 24th.
In their 2015 - 2016 fall TV schedule announcement (which also includes information on Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens, slated to begin airing on Tuesdays this fall), Fox revealed that the return of The X-Files will take place on Sunday, January 24th, between 10:00pm - 11:00pm Est after the Nfc Championship game.
The second half of the two-part premiere will air at 8:00pm Est the following night on Monday, January 25th, with subsequent episodes also airing on Monday nights. Filming on the event series begins this June. For more information, see the official press release below (The X-Files details are highlighted in bold text). Also included in »
- Derek Anderson
Fox is counting on “Empire” to ignite its 2015-16 season launch of a fall slate that includes a revamped Tuesday comedy lineup and the return of midseason sleeper “The Last Man on Earth” on Sunday. And for the first time since 2002, Fox is also preparing for life after “American Idol” as the venerable talent competition series mounts what the network is billing as its “final season celebration” in January.
The Tuesday shakeup will see three new shows on the night: “Grandfathered,” starring John Stamos, and “The Grinder,” toplining Rob Lowe, paired in the 8 p.m. hour, followed by “Scream Queens,” the comedy-horror romp from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk that features Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and Keke Palmer. Tuesday staple “New Girl” will sit out the fall launch in its fifth season in favor of a midseason return with fewer interruptions.
“Empire” returns to the Wednesday 9 p. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Fox announced the first part of its 2015-16 schedule on Monday (May 11) morning and even though the network has abandoned its annual tradition of revealing two separate schedules, what we already know is full of interesting tidbits. A few highlights before we get down to the night-by-night breakdown: *** "The X-Files" will return with a two night premiere starting after the Nfc Championship on Sunday, January 24. *** "New Girl" is being held for midseason and will air [virtually] uninterrupted in the spring. *** "Empire" will continue to air at 9 p.m., meaning this season's biggest ratings sensation won't be able to serve as a lead-in for anything new, though Fox hopes a halo effect will benefit "Rosewood." *** A Tuesday comedy block featuring Rob Lowe and John Stamos suggests a bit of a demographic shift for Fox. *** Oh and this next season of "American Idol" will be its last. But that's important enough for its own story. »
- Daniel Fienberg
It's been a long Election Night.
From a BBC political editor soldiering on in spite of illness to a political stalwart whose hat became the butt of many a joke, it was quite a surreal evening on all accounts. As always, we at Digital Spy are here to curate everything through the weirdness that was Election Night.
1. Liberal Democrat stalwart Paddy Ashdown and his hat
Forget about Nick Clegg, clearly the Liberal Democrats' loser of the night was party chair Paddy Ashdown. Paddy offered the following gem when presented with disappointing exit poll figures: "If that exit poll is right, I'll eat my hat." Oh Paddy, don't tempt Twitter....
Couldn't resist @paddys_hat @paddyashdown #paddyashdownshat #GE2015 pic.twitter.com/tmGquAer9X
— Claro Creative (@WeAreClaro) May 7, 2015
And even Andrew Neil got in on the act.
Paddy Ashdown's hat narrative reaches its conclusion. #GE2015 https://t.co/86OmJ3bxqW
— Toby Earle »
“Funny how secrets travel,” David Bowie croons as the music thumps. The camera zooms down a dark desolate highway, illuminated only by the twin beams of a speeding car’s headlights. This is the beginning of David Lynch’s Lost Highway, and it sets the mood for the chaos to come.
Lynch rose to auteur status with unflinchingly distinct films crafted with a fetishistic fever. They were challenging and downright weird films that made unsuspecting audiences uncomfortable while simultaneously earning the director acclaim. They were the types of films that seemed to exist within their own self-contained universes where the past and present would collide, often violently. As much as Lynch became a cult icon in America, his fame here couldn’t hold a candle to the praise he gathered overseas–especially in France. The French loved Lynch, and in the late 1990s, thanks to French financing, Lynch was able to direct Lost Highway, »
- Chris Evangelista
Today we have our first look at Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum) and Luke Bracey (GI Joe: Retaliation) in the upcoming "Point Break" remake, with Ramirez playing Bodhi (played by Patrick Swayze in the original) and Bracey playing Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves in the original). Check everything out below. Plot: A young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world.s economy into a tailspin. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes. The new movie is directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) from a script by Kurt Wimmer (Law Abiding Citizen). It co-stars Ray Winston (playing Gary Busey's role from the »
With "Justified" over (here's my series finale review), I got on the phone with showrunner Graham Yost to discuss why certain characters lived, others died, and which characters (Mags? Quarles?) he might have brought back under different circumstances, all coming up just as soon as I come back here with a jackhammer... I want to start with the hat, because I know it was one of the few significant creative disagreements you ever had with Elmore (Leonard). At what point did you decide you wanted Raylan to end the series wearing the smaller Stetson that met with his approval? Graham Yost: Pretty early on in the season, we knew we wanted to create a character who really modeled himself after Raylan to one degree or another, and he would get a hat, and Raylan would end up with the bad guy's hat. It's still not a perfect match for what Elmore wanted, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Lindsay Lohan believes there's only room for one Lohan in England, and that's why she's waging war against her mother's plan to move there for UK TV fame and fortune. We've learned Dina is in the final stages of negotiations to appear on "Celebrity Big Brother" in the UK. It's a big show there ... Gary Busey won last season. Dina was so excited, she called Lindsay Thursday to say how great it was going to »
- TMZ Staff
Channel 5 has declined to comment on rumours that this summer's Celebrity Big Brother series will have a 'UK versus USA' theme.
CBB bosses want Us stars to compete against their UK counterparts in two opposing teams following the controversy Perez Hilton caused in the most recently aired series, according to The Sun.
Showbiz blogger Hilton was accused by fellow housemates of forcing Us singer Alexander O'Neal to quit the show following antagonistic and confrontational behaviour.
He then received two warnings from Big Brother for using inappropriate language towards Calum Best.
Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.
It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.
To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.
One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district, »
- Movie Geeks
Entourage Trailer 2. Doug Ellin‘s Entourage (2015) movie trailer 2 stars Ronda Rousey, Billy Bob Thornton, Jeremy Piven, Mindy Robinson, and Gary Busey. Entourage‘s plot 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 [...]
Continue reading: Entourage (2015) Movie Trailer 2: Main Plot, Cameos, & Conflict Shown »
- Rollo Tomasi
If you never watched Entourage when it was on t.v., this trailer for its big screen outing may put you off, steeped as it is in the show's own lore, but for fans of the show, they will be beyond excited for the return of actor Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his tight knit group of friends and hangers on as they encounter problem upon problem as they try and get Chase's latest movie made. The humour is spot on what people remember form t.v., and the show worked best when it focused on the drama that goes hand in hand when dealing with the craziness of the Hollywood studio system, so of course that's where this new trailer excels at piquing your interest, as do the army of guest stars, from a blink and you'll miss it appearance from Gary Busey (following his wonderfully weird guest turn »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
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