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5 times Entourage predicted the future: From Aquaman to Hollywood's real Ari Golds

14 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

HBO comedy-drama Entourage did a genius job of reflecting the realities of Hollywood survival. They hooked up actors and actresses (this happens), they jockeyed around studio chiefs over politics (this also happens) and they put a big-time star in rehab for drug addiction (this definitely happens).

But sometimes creator Doug Ellin and his writing team imitated real life before it happened. Ahead of the show's feature-length movie spinoff - out this month - here are 5 times when Entourage predicted the future...

1. Aquaman the movie (Seasons 2 and 3, 2005-2006)

Imagine a time when Hollywood wasn't smothering us with superheroes every other week. Hard, right? Believe it or not, when Entourage plotted Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) to play DC Comics' Aquaman on the big screen, there was merely a routine Spidey and Superman in sight. The movie even hired the mighty James Cameron to direct, plus Mandy Moore - ahem, Vinny's ex - as Aquagirl. »

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‘Entourage’ Opens Solidly With $2 Million on Tuesday Night

3 June 2015 7:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros.’ “Entourage” has launched respectably with $2 million in Tuesday night previews that started at 7 p.m.

The comedy is expanding to 3,108 sites Wednesday. Warner Bros. decided in the spring to move the debut forward two days — separating it from 20th Century Fox’s comedy “Spy” and Gramercy’s “Insidious: Chapter 3.” It’s also facing the second weekend of Warner’s “San Andreas,” which dominated the box office in its opening.

Online ticket service Fandango reported Tuesday that “Entourage” had accounted for 50% of its daily sales. Recent projections have placed “Entourage” with forecasts of about $20 million for the Friday-Sunday period, four years after the HBO series ended.

Original cast members Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven reprise their roles. Series creator Doug Ellin directed from his own script. Mark Wahlberg, Rob Weiss and Stephen Levinson produce.

The film features dozens of cameos including Common, »

- Dave McNary

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Movie Review – Entourage (2015)

3 June 2015 2:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Entourage, 2015.

Directed by Doug Ellin.

Starring Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriquil, Perrey Reeves, Rex Lee, Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey, Gary Busey, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment, Emily Ratajkowski, Liam Neeson, T.I, Piers Morgan, George Takei, Jessica Alba, Ed O’Neill, Common, Mike Tyson, David Arquette, Pharell Williams, David Spade, Bob Saget, Jon Favreau, Andrew Dice Clay and Kelsey Grammer.

Synopsis:

Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back – and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince’s directorial debut.

Rolling into theaters after the hit HBO comedy series overstayed its welcome with a few underwhelming seasons, the Entourage movie is both a little too late to revitalize the property in any meaningful way, but a nice enjoyable piece of fan service that is both »

- Robert Kojder

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‘Entourage’s’ Early Opening Draws Solid Ticket Pre-Sales

2 June 2015 6:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros.’ “Entourage” is showing decent early traction ahead of its launch, with Fandango reporting that 50% of its ticket sales in the past 24 hours came from the comedy.

Entourage” opens in previews at 7 p.m. before expanding to 3,108 sites Wednesday. Warner Bros. decided in the spring to move the debut forward two days — separating it from 20th Century Fox’s comedy “Spy” and Gramercy’s “Insidious: Chapter 3.”

Recent projections have placed “Entourage” with forecasts of about $20 million for the Friday-Sunday period, four years after the HBO series ended.

Original cast members Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven reprise their roles. Series creator Doug Ellin directed from his own script. Mark Wahlberg, Rob Weiss and Stephen Levinson produce.

The film features dozens of cameos including Common, Greg Louganis, Pharrell Williams, Ed O’Neill, Russell Wilson, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Piers Morgan, Armie Hammer, Warren Buffett, »

- Dave McNary

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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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'Entourage' Movie: 20 Blink-and-You'll-Miss-Them Star Cameos

20 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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).

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- Seth Abramovitch

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Martha Thomases: Tim McGraw, Frank Cho, Sex and Guns

24 April 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s going to take me a bit to get to comics this week, so please bear with me. We have a lot of outrage to get through first.

Recently, country singer Tim McGraw decided that, when he was in Hartford, Connecticut on his national tour, he would do a benefit concert for the charity Sandy Hook Promise. This organization was started after the shootings at the Sandy Hook elementary school and describes their mission thusly:

“1) Protect children from gun violence so no other parent experiences the loss of their child by engaging and empowering parents and communities with targeted prevention programs in the areas of mental wellness early-identification & intervention, social & emotional development and firearm safety & security.

“2) Help our community through this tragedy by providing resources and programs that foster connection, resiliency and overall wellness.”

Naturally, all hell broke lose.

By volunteering to do a benefit concert for an organization »

- Martha Thomases

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Masters of Sex, Ray Donovan Get Season 3 Premiere Dates

25 March 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Showtime has set a Sunday, July 12 premiere date for the third seasons of both Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan.

Ray will open the night at 9/8c, followed by Sex. Each season will run 12 episodes.

RelatedDamian Lewis-Paul Giamatti Drama Billions Gets Series Order at Showtime

Season 3 of Ray Donovan finds the titular fixer adrift from his family and those closest to him, while he focuses on his business and desires to be his own boss. Meanwhile, his father Mickey finds himself charting a similar course to build his own empire.

Joining the show this season are guest stars Ian McShane, »

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Watch: Vinnie Chase Makes His Directorial Debut in Cameo-Packed 'Entourage' Trailer

25 March 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: 'Entourage' Movie Reveals First Trailer, Fake Trailer & Mark Wahlberg Fans who have been anticipating the big screen adaptation of HBO's hugely successful "Entourage," ever since the comedy series signed off the air in September 2011, can finally see just how huge Vince, Eric, Turtle, Johnny Drama and Ari will be on the big screen, thanks to a hilarious, cameo-packed new trailer. "Entourage" was always at its best when it successfully mixed wicked showbiz satire with humorous bromance antics, and the new trailer suggests the movie is heading in the right direction by appealing to both strengths. While the trailer hints at some of the plot developments -- mainly Vince's attempt to direct his first feature and Eric and Sloan's pregnancy -- the trailer ultimately belongs to the endless parade of guest stars. Not only are show favorites like Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rex Lee, Bob Saget, Mark Wahlberg »

- Zack Sharf

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Full Trailer: The "Entourage" Movie

25 March 2015 4:58 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following on from a teaser a few months back, the second full trailer for the film based on HBO's cancelled comedy series "Entourage" has hit and shows actor Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), his boys, and his agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) getting into their usual antics.

The trailer also shows off pretty much all the star cameos in the film including Ronda Rousey, Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg, Billy Bob Thornton, Pharrell, Armie Hammer, Tom Brady, Kelsey Grammar, George Takei, Ed O'Neill, T.I., Haley Joel Osment, Jessica Alba, Andrew Dice Clay, David Spade, Emily Ratajkowski, Calvin Harris, Russell Wilson, and even Warren Buffet. The film is slated to open June 5th.

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- Garth Franklin

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Entourage Trailer: Come For the Cameos

24 March 2015 7:15 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Aren't you so excited about David Spade, Andrew Dice Clay and Warren Buffett making brief appearances as themselves?

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- Christopher Campbell

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Damian Lewis-Paul Giamatti Drama Billions Gets Series Order at Showtime

24 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Is money really the root of all evil?

Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are about to find out, now that Showtime has ordered 12 episodes of Billions — which the network describes as “a complex and contemporary drama about power politics in the New York world of high finance.”

RelatedX-Files Revival Officially Ordered at Fox, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson Back for 6 New Episodes

Lewis, an Emmy winner for Showtime’s Homeland, will play “brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king” Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, who’s on a collision course with the “hard-charging, politically savvy” U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Emmy winner Giamatti (John Adams, »

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This week in TV news: The Academy hands down rulings on hourlong comedies

21 March 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following a ruling last month that the Television Academy would only consider half hour shows eligible for the comedy category at the Emmys, a panel of nine analysts have now begun handing down the rulings for exemptions in the selection process. The panel, which was set up to determine the category assignment of hour-long shows that appealed their placement in drama, has now ruled, as per Variety, that the Fox show Glee, the Showtime series Shameless, and the CW series Jane The Virgin can compete as comedies at the upcoming primetime Emmys. The decision will apply to all categories, from Acting to Directing, and so on.

One show that notably wasn’t granted a waiver, however, is the Netflix serial Orange Is The New Black. The series, which revolves around the inhabitants of a women’s prison, was categorised as a comedy at last year’s Primetime Emmys, where it picked up three wins. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Andrew Dice Clay Reality Series Lands At Showtime

20 March 2015 1:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Divisive comic Andrew Dice Clay is determined to revive his career, and he may have finally secured a path to glory. The Las Vegas stand-up is set to star in a six-episode, half-hour series for Showtime that Variety claims will use Clay’s “rags-to-riches-to-rags trajectory” as “fodder” for the show.

A semi-autobiographical scripted series – there’s an oxymoron – Clay will shoot this summer in Vegas and follow the once-famous superstar as he tries to maintain a family life whilst rebuilding his failing career.

The show was created by writer Scot Armstrong (The Hangover Part II) and Fox 21 TV Studios, with Fox execs apparently funding a presentation for Showtime out of their own pockets. Both Clay and Armstrong will executive produce the series along with Daybreakers‘ duo Sean and Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard and Bruce Rubenstein.

In a press release, Showtime’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming Gary Levine »

- Gem Seddon

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Andrew Dice Clay Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Gets Showtime Series Order

20 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In a competitive situation, Showtime has landed Dice, a single-camera scripted comedy starring controversial actor-comedian Andrew Dice Clay, with a six-episode straight-to-series order. Created and written by Scot Armstrong (Old SchoolThe Hangover Part II), Dice, from Fox 21 TV Studios, chronicles “the semi-true stories of Andrew Dice Clay, one of the most polarizing men on the planet.” It follows the comedian as he works in Las Vegas to resurrect his career while… »

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Andrew Dice Clay to Star in Showtime Comedy Series ‘Dice’

20 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Andrew Dice Clay’s career comeback bid is about to get a boost with Showtime handing the comedian a six-episode order for the semi-autobiographical series “Dice,” targeted to air in 2016.

The scripted series will revolve around Clay’s life in Las Vegas as he tries to reclaim his former stature as a standup comedian while juggling obligations to his family, his ex-wife and former finance. Series hails from writer Scot Armstrong (“The Hangover II”) and Fox 21 TV Studios. Clay, Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard and Bruce Rubenstein are exec producers.

The half-hour single-camera series is set to begin filming in Las Vegas later this year. Clay is also toplining the Showtime comedy special, “Andrew Dice Clay Presents the Blue Show,” set to bow April 25.

“Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original, and Dice is always funny,” said Gary Levine, Showtime’s exec VP of original programming. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Andrew Dice Clay Comedy Series Dice Gets Series Order at Showtime

20 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hickory dickory dock, Showtime is giving Dice a shot.

Andrew Dice Clay, the chain-smoking, R-rated comedian who gained notoriety in the 1990s, will headline a scripted series loosely based on his life, the premium cabler announced Friday.

Dice, a half-hour single-camera comedy, will follow the abrasive stand-up “as he works in Vegas to resurrect his career while supporting his family. And his girlfriend. And his ex-fiancée. And his ex-wife. And his mother-in-law. And his son’s band,” per the series official logline.

Video Happyish: Showtime Series’ Trailer Has Harsh Words for a Founding Father

Scot Armstrong (Old SchoolPlaying House) created and wrote the series, »

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Andrew Dice Clay to Star in Semi-Autobiographical Showtime Comedy

20 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Andrew Dice Clay will star in “Dice,” a semi-autobiographical comedy series for Showtime, the network announced Friday. The six-episode series will follow the comedian as he works in Las Vegas to resurrect his career while struggling to support his family. Clay has appeared in several high-profile projects over recent years, most notably starring alongside Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin in Woody Allen’s 2013 film “Blue Jasmine.” See Photos: The Scene at Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber Roast: Kevin Hart, Snoop, Shaq, Will Ferrell “Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original and Dice is always funny,” said Gary Levine »

- Joe Otterson

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Andrew Dice Clay Scripted Comedy Ordered Straight to Series at Showtime

20 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Showtime is getting back into business with Andrew Dice Clay. More than three years after teaming with the polarizing comedian on a stand-up special, the premium cable network has picked up straight to series Dice, a scripted comedy based on Clay's life, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The six-episode series hails from Fox 21 Television Studios. Created and written by The Hangover Part II's Scot Armstrong, Dice will follow the renowned comedian as he works in Las Vegas to resurrect his career while supporting his family — including his ex-fiancé, ex-wife and mother-in-law as

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Call Me Lucky’

2 February 2015 11:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A tribute to an underappreciated comedic talent that takes a startling midpoint shift toward much graver material, “Call Me Lucky” is a terrifically engaging surprise. Bobcat Goldthwait’s documentary feature manages to avoid both excessive cronyism and soapboxing as it traverses from a portrait of his professional mentor, influential standup Barry Crimmins, to something that could scarcely be less of a laughing matter. Acclaim is likely to push the pic from the festival circuit into some theatrical play, with cable and other home-format sales a given.

Call Me Lucky” immediately establishes its subject as a simultaneously nurturing, courageous, intimidating and angry figure who walked away from a degree of national success more than two decades ago. The reasons for that prove very complex. But first, the film focuses on Crimmins’ earlier years as a furiously committed purveyor of comedy — both his own and that of younger hometown acquaintances Goldthwait and »

- Dennis Harvey

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