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Kids' Choice Awards 2015 Winners: Modern Family, Austin & Ally and More

28 March 2015 5:33 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Superheroes, fairytale saviors and professional nerds met for battle Saturday at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, but not everyone managed to snag a coveted blimp; some of ‘em just got slimed.

Photos2015 Kids’ Choice Awards Orange Carpet: Grant Gustin, Zendaya and More

Hosted by Nick Jonas, who also opened the show with a medley of his solo hits, this year’s ceremony found several TVLine regulars up for major awards, including Once Upon a Time‘s Jennifer Morrison and The Flash‘s Grant Gustin.

So, who won big? Keep scrolling for a breakdown of this year’s TV winners…

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TVLine Items: School of Rock Casts Its Class, NBC's First Date and More

27 March 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nickelodeon is ready for some headbanging.

The kids’ network has locked down the cast of its upcoming School of Rock series, based on the 2003 film starring Jack Black as a down-and-out musician who poses as a substitute teacher.

RelatedJack Black on School of Rock TV Series: ‘I Have Nothing to Do With It’

Joining Hart of Dixie‘s Tony Cavalero, who will play fraudulent instructor Dewey Finn, are:

* Lance Lim (Growing Up Fisher) as electric guitarist Zack

* Jade Pettyjohn (Revolution) as band manager Summer

* Aidan Miner (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as keyboardist Lawrence

* Breanna Yde (The »

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Nickelodeon Reveals Cast for ‘School of Rock’ Series

26 March 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nickelodeon is ready to rock.

The kids’ cabler and Paramount Television announced the full cast for the upcoming “School of Rock” series, based on the 2003 Jack Black movie. The TV adaptation is currently in production at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles and is set to premiere this fall.

Ricardo Hurtado, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Jade Pettyjohn and Breanna Yde have been cast as the “School of Rock” students, joining Tony Cavalero, who will topline the live-action, musical comedy series, playing musician-turned-substitute teacher Dewey.

The series will follow Dewey, who becomes the most unique and well-liked teacher the students have ever had. Although he has an alternative approach to teaching and could probably learn more from his students about history or math, he uses the language of rock ‘n’ roll to elevate and inspire his class to reach new heights as the band called School of Rock.

Hurtado has been cast as Freddy, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Timeless style by Anne-Katrin Titze

25 March 2015 10:28 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, Amanda Seyfried and Ben Stiller with While We're Young director Noah Baumbach, also starring Naomi Watts and Adam Driver with Charles Grodin, Maria Dizzia and Dree Hemingway Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Noah Baumbach says Academy Award Best Costume Design winner Ann Roth "has a way of dressing people - that you can't put your finger on." Roth won for Anthony Minghella's The English Patient, starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Kristin Scott Thomas and is a BAFTA honoree for John Schlesinger's The Day Of The Locust, which starred Donald Sutherland, Karen Black and Burgess Meredith. Roth also received Oscar nominations for her work on Robert Benton's Places In The Heart and again with Minghella for The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Noah's 2012 film, Frances Ha, with Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner and Adam Driver, had no costume designer credit, although Sumner's godmother is famed costume designer Colleen Atwood. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Before 'Get Hard,' Ranking 9 Will Ferrell Comedies from Foul to Funny

25 March 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

He also probably has had the most success with co-stars that go beyond the core group of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jack Black, Steve Carell and the Wilson brothers, Owen and Luke. Basically, this onetime “Saturday Night Live” kingpin (1995-2002) and member of The Groundlings improv troupe plays well with others, even if he is given to streaking across the screen in his birthday suit. Not that Ferrell is averse to reuniting with his buddies now and again. He has said he is prepared to reprise his role as designer Mugato, known for his fashion line inspired by the homeless, for the recently announced “Zoolander 2.” March has been a sort of proving ground for members of the comedy clique. Vaughn, whose “Unfinished Business” swiftly sank like a stone earlier this month, is struggling to maintain his movie star status. Good thing he has signed up for the second season of HBO’s "True Detective. »

- Susan Wloszczyna

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Will Ferrell on Walk of Fame Honor: ‘I’m Still Waiting for the Mayor of Show Business to Kick Me Out’

24 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Even after 40 movies, Will Ferrell still finds himself stunned that he’s receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“I’m still waiting for the mayor of show business to show up and kick me out of the formal party because I’m wearing a leisure suit,” he quips. “Comedians don’t get a lot of awards, so this is really nice.”

The star presentation comes with Ferrell’s Warner Bros. comedy “Get Hard” opening March 27. He portrays a businessman convicted of a white collar crime who enlists Kevin Hart’s character to prep him for the rigors of prison. It’s an edgier film than some of Ferrell’s recent comedies, featuring racy jokes about his character preparing for the slammer.

He’s also become a powerhouse producer through Gary Sanchez Prods. with Adam McKay and Chris Henchy — not only on his own starring vehicles but also on such projects as “Tammy, »

- Dave McNary

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Vrp backs Tarzan and King Arthur

18 March 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Village Roadshow Pictures is raising $US400 million to fund its upcoming slate of co-productions including Tarzan and King Arthur.

Tarzan stars Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and is directed by David Yates, who made the last four Harry Potter films.

Filmed at Leavesden Studio near London and scripted by Stuart Beattie and Stephen Sommers, the plot follows Skarsgård.s Tarzan, who leaves. the jungles of Africa for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his wife Jane (Robbie).

When he is invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, he becomes a pawn in a deadly game of greed and revenge, masterminded by Belgian Captain Leon Rom (Waltz).

Now shooting, Guy Ritchie.s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur stars Charlie Hunnam as the legendary character who pulled the sword from the stone, Annabelle Wallis as Maid Maggie, »

- Don Groves

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Round-Up: Sharknado 3 Title & Release Date Revealed, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Casting Update, New Friday the 13th T-Shirt

18 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek are braving the storm with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in The Asylum and Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Featured in our latest round-up, the third installment in the tongue-in-cheek franchise has received a summer release date. We also have a casting update for the second season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as a Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary T-shirt from Fright Rags.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!: The third Sharknado film will splash onto the Syfy channel on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) - New York – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, »

- Derek Anderson

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Waiting screenwriter tapped to pen Will Ferrell & Jack Black comedy Tag

18 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

A couple of years ago Mark Steilen (The Settlement) was attached to write the script for a New Line comedy project called Tag based on the Wall Street Journal article "It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being 'It'", but now Variety has learned that Waiting scribe and director Rob McKittrick has been hired compose the screenplay. Both Will Ferrell and recent Grammy winner Jack Black are still planning on starring in Tag, and Todd Garner is producing the »

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Village Roadshow Pictures Raising $400 Million to Increase Production

17 March 2015 3:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper” co-financer Village Roadshow Pictures is in talks to raise as much as $400 million from investors to increase production, according to a published report.

Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the company is working with Moelis & Co. to raise the equity funding and with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Rabobank Na to refinance and extend its credit facility beyond 2020.

A representative for Village Roadshow, which provided co-financing for “The Lego Movie,” “Into the Storm,” “The Judge” and “Jupiter Ascending,” declined to comment to Variety.

Village Roadshow Pictures, which has a longstanding co-financing deal through Warner Bros., is 47% owned by Australia’s Village Roadshow Ltd. The parent company said last month that it was planning to boost its annual production to as many as 12 films a year.

Village Roadshow is also backing a pair of Warner Bros.’ summer tentpoles — “Mad Max: Fury Road,” set for May 15, and earthquake actioner “San Andreas, »

- Dave McNary

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Jack Black And Will Ferrell Comedy Tag Took A Huge Step Forward

16 March 2015 10:06 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

For as much as Jack Black and Will Ferrell have been seen in some of the same movies, they've never really shared anything other than a short moment in any of their films. Well that all looked like it was about to change in 2013 when Tag Brothers was first announced over at New Line. Two years later, it looks like the stars are finally aligning for the two comedy titans to face off with two other adversaries in the still active project, as a scribe has been hired! So who's ready for a game of Tag at the film's writer's desk? None other than Waiting's Rob McKittrick! Variety broke the news that the man who started his career ripping on the service industry has turned his focus on this comedy concept that sprang forth from a Wall Street Journal article. The piece detailed a group »

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Jack Black-Will Ferrell Comedy ‘Tag’ Hires Writer

16 March 2015 5:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line has hired Rob McKittrick to write its comedy project “Tag,” which has Jack Black and Will Ferrell attached to star, Variety has learned exclusively.

Todd Garner and his Broken Road banner are attached to produce. In 2013, New Line won a bidding war for the movie rights to a Wall Street Journal article titled “Tag Brothers” centering on 10 classmates from a Spokane, Wash., prep school who, now in their 40s, play an elaborate game of tag for one month every year.

Black and Ferrell have been part of “Tag” since it was set up. Mark Steilen was attached two years ago to write the script.

McKittrick originally broke in Hollywood with his film “Waiting,” which he directed from his own script, and has worked on several other New Line projects including “Work Wife” with Joe Swanberg attached to direct, “Mancrush” and “Catfight.”

He’s repped by Paradigm, Dmg Entertainment and attorney Jeff Frankel. »

- Dave McNary

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HBO Standalone Streaming Service Launches in April

9 March 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Home Box Office announced today the name of its standalone premium streaming service - HBO Now - and that the service will launch this April, bringing the highly anticipated new product to audiences in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones. HBO and Apple also announced that for the first time an HBO subscription will be made available directly to Apple customers through HBO Now.

HBO Now provides instant access to HBO's acclaimed programming. Watch every episode of every season of the best series programming, more of the biggest and latest Hollywood hit movies, original HBO Films, groundbreaking documentaries, sports and comedy and music specials. To subscribe to the streaming service HBO Now, consumers only need the internet.

Apple will give viewers the ability to enjoy HBO programming via HBO Now. Upon launch, customers can subscribe using the HBO Now app on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, »

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It's Official: HBO to Launch Standalone HBO Now Service in April on Apple Devices Only, in Time for 'Games of Thrones' (Watch Trailer)

9 March 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It's now official!  HBO announced today the name of its standalone premium streaming service – HBO Now – and that the service will launch this April, bringing the product to audiences in time for the fifth season of "Game of Thrones." HBO and Apple also announced that for the first time an HBO subscription will be made available directly to Apple customers through HBO Now. HBO Now provides instant access to HBO’s acclaimed programming, original series, the latest Hollywood hit movies, original HBO Films, groundbreaking documentaries, sports and comedy and music specials. Highly-anticipated upcoming original programs like "Westworld," the drama series starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood; "The Brink," the dark comedy series starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins; the new season of the Emmy-winning "True Detective" with Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams; and HBO...

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Our Favourite Fictional Bands: The School of Rock

8 March 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The School of Rock (School of Rock)

Say what you will about Boyhood and Before Midnight, but Richard Linklater’s most memorable legacy to this 2000s teen may be the lyrics to each and every fake song throughout School of Rock, from hearing how the Legend of the Rent was Way Hardcore to about the best parody of The Doors’ “Touch Me” you’re bound to hear. The film wouldn’t be nearly as good if the closing performance of The School of Rock wasn’t kind of great, and the kids throughout truly deliver. Chalk up another great musical capper for Jack Black, as well as just about the ideal closer to a blockbuster family comedy you could ask for.

The post Our Favourite Fictional Bands: The School of Rock appeared first on Sound On Sight.

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Anna Paquin To Star In HBO Miniseries Madame X

6 March 2015 5:06 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

HBO are currently courting Anna Paquin for Madame X, a miniseries she and her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer are developing through their production company, Casm. Based on Kate Manning’s book My Notorious Life, the show is set in Victorian-era New York City and follows the life of Axie Muldoon, a wealthy New Yorker who helps her husband create a successful midwife business.

Per Deadline, the series purports to be “a love story, a family saga, and the confessions of a charismatic and passionate woman who changed the lives of countless others.” That premise, along with the true story tag, is a compelling prospect for the HBO treatment – especially in light of the superb Olive Kitteridge series.

As it stands, Paquin will star and executive produce alongside Moyer via Casm, with Jack Black producing through his Electric Dynamite banner. Your Sister’s Sister and Laggies helmer Lynn Shelton is »

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Anna Paquin in Talks to Play Axie Muldoon in Madame X

6 March 2015 4:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

HBO's favorite vampy fairy may be returning to work on another sexy show, but this time as a mere human. Former True Blood actress Anna Paquin is in talks to play the lead in Madame X, according to The Wrap. The miniseries is adapted from Kate Manning's period novel My Notorious Life, which is based on a true story from the Victorian era. The series follows Axie Muldoon (Paquin), a penniless daughter of immigrants who becomes a successful, yet controversial, midwife and abortionist in New York City. Paquin, 32, and real-life hubby Stephen Moyer, 45, are reportedly working on the project together. »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Anna Paquin in Talks to Play Axie Muldoon in Madame X

6 March 2015 4:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

HBO's favorite vampy fairy may be returning to work on another sexy show, but this time as a mere human. Former True Blood actress Anna Paquin is in talks to play the lead in Madame X, according to The Wrap. The miniseries is adapted from Kate Manning's period novel My Notorious Life, which is based on a true story from the Victorian era. The series follows Axie Muldoon (Paquin), a penniless daughter of immigrants who becomes a successful, yet controversial, midwife and abortionist in New York City. Paquin, 32, and real-life hubby Stephen Moyer, 45, are reportedly working on the project together. »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Our Favourite Fictional Bands: Barry Jive and his Uptown Five from ‘High Fidelity’

6 March 2015 4:13 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Though Sonic Death Monkey and Kathleen Turner Overdrive sound like equally brilliant band names, I would pay good money to see, the Jack Black led Barry Jive and his Uptown Five who left it all on the floor in the closing moments to High Fidelity. Roger Ebert said it best about Black’s performance: “Jack Black is himself from this world; he’s the lead singer of the group Tenacious D, and it is a measure of his acting ability that when he does finally sing in this movie, we are surprised that he can.” His dynamic, instantly quotable work throughout the film is the kind of star-making role that realized itself perfectly, and it coalesces perfectly in a Marvin Gaye cover of “Let’s Get it On” that is just the right blend of tender, surprising and kooky.

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- Brian Welk

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True Blood's Anna Paquin to Star in HBO Miniseries Madame X

6 March 2015 12:33 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Anna Paquin is sinking her teeth into a new role.

The former True Blood actress is in talks to star in Madame X, a period miniseries at HBO.

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Per our sister site Deadline, the project — based on Kate Manning’s book My Notorious Life, which was inspired by a true story — will center on Paquin’s Axie Muldoon, a wealthy woman who helps her husband build a midwife business in Victorian New York City and champions women’s reproductive rights.

Paquin will also executive-produce the miniseries, »

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