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Stephen Colbert Signs Off ‘Colbert Report’ with Star-Packed Sing-Along

18 December 2014 9:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Many wondered if Stephen Colbert, after playing a bloviating conservative for 1,447 episodes of his “Colbert Report,” might finally break character and just speak as Stephen Colbert, human being, in Thursday’s final episode. He did not.

Spoiler Alert: Don’t read this if you don’t want to learn details about Stephen Colbert’s final “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central before you’ve seen it for yourself.

In fact, Colbert took things in the opposite direction. In the show’s middle segment, he defeated death and then declared himself immortal. After a commercial break, he warbled the Ross Parke and Hughie Charles tune “We’ll Meet Again” with a wide-ranging and random assortment of well-wishers -ranging from George Lucas to Katie Couric, to Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to Arianna Huffington to Cookie Monster – then took off in a sled to Eternity with Santa Claus, Abraham Lincoln and “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Italy’s Capri-Hollywood Fest To Fete ‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane

16 December 2014 8:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – “Boyhood” protag Ellar Coltrane will be feted by Italy’s Capri-Hollywood film festival dedicated to launching Oscar hopefuls and establishing a creative and business bridgehead between Hollywood and the Italian film and showbiz communities.

The young actor from Texas, chosen by director Richard Linklater after an extensive casting process to play Mason Evans Jr. from age six through 18, will receive the Capri Family Award during the informal event on the Italo isle off the coast of Naples. Capri is gaining increasing prominence as a platform for Academy Awards campaigns.

“Capri, Hollywood is more and more focusing its attention on giving recognition to young movie stars,” said Pascal Vicedomini, the Italo journo who heads the fest and also runs its sister event Ischia Global, and the L.A. Italia Italo cinema showcase.

“In past years we helped launch then promising actors such as Gerard Butler, Andrew Garfield, Michael Fassbender, Jesse Eisenberg and Freddie Highmore, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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The Weekend's Must-See Snaps

14 December 2014 3:01 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Reese Witherspoon was smiling from ear to ear when she stopped by the grocery store with her husband, Jim Toth, in La on Saturday. The actress was clad in a sweater fit for the season. In other fun moments, Gerard Butler got romantic with a special lady, Miley Cyrus supported a good cause, and Khloé Kardashian went out to dinner before the birth of her new nephew. Keep reading to see all that and more, and be sure to come back later as the weekend continues. »

- Nick-Maslow

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Bond Director Prepares To Dive For ‘Hunter Killer’

13 December 2014 1:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He’s resurrected superspy James Bond twice in Goldeneye and Casino Royale. Now it’s hoped director Martin Campbell will give long-gestating submarine thriller Hunter Killer a shot in the arm. Based on the novel Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith, the plot concerns an underwater battle of wits between a rogue Russian commander and American special forces. With echoes of Tom Clancy’s The Hunt For Red October, the film appears to be bringing the clash between Communism and capitalism back to the Hollywood arena. Casting details are yet to be announced but expect some grizzled faces to be lit by blinking radar screens. Gerard Butler is said to be in the frame, though whether he’ll be rolling his R’s or chomping on a cigar remains to be seen.

Campbell cut his teeth on murky political TV drama Edge Of Darkness (which he also remade »

- Steve Palace

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Movement On Rival "Jungle Book" Films

12 December 2014 12:30 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two upcoming live-action film adaptations of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" are in the works, and the past two days has seen some news regarding both of them.

First up there's the Warner Bros. Pictures version "Jungle Book: Origins" which mo-cap master Andy Serkis is slated to direct. Originally slated for an October 21st 2016 release, the film has now been pushed back a full year to an October 6th 2017 release. Warners has also moved the Gerard Butler-led environmental thriller "Geostorm" into that vacated 2016 slot.

That version is said to be the darker and more accurate to the book and adult-oriented version of the story. Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan, and Peter Mullan lend their voices to the film.

The delay means the film will also open almost two years after Disney's Jon Favreau-directed "The Jungle Book" film which opens October »

- Garth Franklin

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WB’s Jungle Book: Origins Delayed To 2017; Geostorm Will Take Its Place

12 December 2014 8:39 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Disney had already won in the race between it and Warner Bros. to develop and shoot a grounded reimagining of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, but today brings more bad news for WB’s take, titled Jungle Book: Origins. The studio has opted to push the Andy Serkis-directed take, which is still in very early stages of development, back almost a full year, from October 21, 2016, to October 6, 2017.

The studio isn’t giving up that fall 2016 date, however, and has already substituted in Geostorm, an environmental disaster thriller starring Gerard Butler.

Sources say that the date change for Jungle Book: Origins shouldn’t be a cause for alarm. The 2016 date was more of a placeholder than anything else, and now that Serkis is securely in the director’s chair, the studio was happy to give him more time to work on the special effects-heavy project. The shift also puts »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Concept Art For Disney's Live-Action Jungle Book; WB's Version Pushed Back

12 December 2014 4:41 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Reports are coming in that Warner Bros. has pushed Andy Serkis' Jungle Book: Origins (which will feature the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie Harris) back almost a year, with the performance-capture heavy adaptation now hitting theaters on 6 October 2017. Gerard Butler's Geostorm will take its original release date of Oct. 21, 2016. Iron Man director Jon Favreau's version for Disney will be a a CG/live-action hybrid starring Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba, and that arrives in the Us on 9 October 2015, and the UK on 16 October 2015. Here is some official concept art from that, featuring Mowgli and Bagheera the panther. »

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Warner Bros. Sets Gerard Butler’s ‘Geostorm’ for Oct. 21, 2016

11 December 2014 5:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has dated Gerard Butler’s “Geostorm” for Oct. 21, 2016 — filling the slot vacated due to its decision to push “Jungle Book: Origins” back to 2017.

Geostorm” is the feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin, who teamed with Roland Emmerich to produce 1996’s “Independence Day.” Shooting started earlier this fall.

Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing “Geostorm” with Skydance Productions. Producers are Devlin, Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.

Warner Bros. picked up the project after Skydance developed it. Devlin also wrote “Geostorm,” which centers on a satellite designer who tries to prevent disaster when the world’s climate control satellites fail to function.

Universal has an untitled Blumhouse horror film set for the same slot.


- Dave McNary

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Warner Bros. Pushes Release Date of 'Jungle Book: Origins'

11 December 2014 3:38 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Jungle Book: Origins, Warner Bros.’s version of the Rudyard Kipling stories, has seen its release date pushed back by almost a year. The studio has moved the opening date from Oct. 21, 2016 to Oct. 6, 2017. It hasn't abandoned that time, however, for at the same time, Warners has moved Geostorm, an environmental thriller starring Gerard Butler, into that Oct. 21 date. See more Highly Paid Film Stars                 Warners is competing with Disney on live-action Jungle Book adaptations, with the Disney project, currently in production with Jon Favreau at the

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Warner Bros sets Geostorm release

11 December 2014 10:50 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dean Devlin’s action film starring Gerard Butler will open on October 21 2016, the studio has announced.

The story of a man who heads into space to disable potentially catastrophic satellites while his brother uncovers a presidential assassination plot will open in 2D and 3D.

Warner Bros also said it was moving Andy Serkis’ feature directorial debut The Jungle Book: Origins from October 21 2016 up by two weeks to October 6. This title will also be available in 2D and 3D.

Meanwhile family film Max moves into the August 21 2015 slot.  

Universal have moved the Judd Apatow comedy Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer from July 24 2015 up by one week to July 17. »

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Gerard Butler & Gf -- All Over Each Other ... At New Orleans Saints Game

8 December 2014 7:16 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Gerard Butler and his girlfriend went to the New Orleans Saints game this weekend ... and they sucked harder than the team did. The movie star took his Gf Morgan Brown to the Superdome to watch the Saints take on the Carolina Panthers -- but it turned in to such a route (Saints lost 41-10) ... that the couple decided to pass the time by making out.  But Gerard wasn't just there to swap spit, the guy »

- TMZ Staff

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Gerard Butler’s new Hugo Boss advert

5 December 2014 10:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

‘“Diligence and dedication is what I live from day to day,” he says, the slow motion playing havoc with his grammar’

“I don’t believe in less,” says dead-famous actor-pants Gerard Butler in his own head while putting on a nice shirt. Fair enough. Less than what, though? Less than perfect? Less than Jake? Less money for doing a shit poem in an advert? He sprays on his Hugo Boss aftershave, which is like Lynx Africa but more expensive. “I go all the way,” he says, as he leaves his bloody marvellous penthouse in slow motion. He doesn’t brush his teeth, though, so no kissing. Butler walks down the street without blinking, which is what all Scottish men do unless it’s really windy. “A man will never run,” he says, somehow forgetting the entire history of people-kind, from hunting sabre-toothed tigers to being Usain Bolt. “Stay noble, I say, »

- Andrew Falkous

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Idris Elba is the bookmakers’ favourite for the next James Bond

5 December 2014 10:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday Eon Productions announced that Bond 24 will be going by the title of Spectre, but despite the fact it’s still the best part of a year away from release, the bookies are already turning their attention to who will be the next 007 once Daniel Craig hangs up his Walther Ppk. So, who do Ladbrokes think is going to be the next Bond? Well, the favourite is none other than Idris Elba

Here’s the odds Ladbrokes are offering on the next Bond…

Idris Elba 3/1

Tom Hardy 7/2

Orlando Bloom 4/1

Michael Fassbender 6/1

Daniel Day-Lewis 8/1

Henry Cavill 10/1

Richard Armitage 10/1

Dan Stevens 12/1

James McAvoy 14/1

Tom Hiddleston 16/1

Jamie Dornan 16/1

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau 16/1

Damian Lewis 20/1

Jon Hamm 20/1

Sam Worthington 25/1

Dominic West 25/1

Gerard Butler 25/1

Michael C. Hall 25/1

Who would you like to see as the next James Bond when Daniel Craig calls it a day? Let us know your thoughts…

Source: FilmDivider

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- Gary Collinson

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The Official Launch of the Awards Season – Hollywood Film Awards

30 November 2014 11:26 AM, PST | | See recent news »

“The first mandatory stop … in the awards season” – New York Times “The Hollywood Film Awards has become a pre-Oscar showcase” – Los Angeles Times “The Race Is On! The Hollywood Awards Launch the Push toward Oscar” – Associated Press The Hollywood Film Awards® made it’s television debut live from the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 Pm, live Et/delayed Pt) on the CBS Television Network. To celebrate the ceremony’s premiere, CBS expanded its primetime Friday night lineup, beginning at 7:30 Pm (live Et/delayed Pt) with a red carpet pre-show and capping the night with a star-studded one-hour post-show at 10:00 Pm (live Et/delayed Pt) hosted by “CBS This Morning’s” Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell. The Hollywood Film Awards launch the awards season. Over the past 17 years, prior honorees have gone on to garner many Oscar nominations and wins. The 2014 winners are: »


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Brenton Thwaites Boards ‘Pirates 5′ Ship For Disney

21 November 2014 12:32 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

We reported on Halloween that Brenton Thwaites was among  a handful of heartthrobs Disney was courting for the role of British soldier Henry in the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean romp. Now the studio in is final negotiations with the young Aussie, who played Prince Philip in the studio’s Maleficent this year. The studio has set a July 7, 2017, release date for the next installment of the multibillion-dollar franchise starring Johnny Depp.

Thwaites has had a busy year, starring opposite Ewan McGregor in the crime thriller Son Of A Gun and with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep in The Giver. He also starred in sci-fi thriller The Signal and Ride, the indie comedy from writer-director-star Helen Hunt  in that bowed at Afm. Thwaites also is set to topline Alex ProyasGods Of Egypt with Gerald Butler and Geoffrey Rush, which Lionsgate will release in February 2016. He is managed by Industry Entertainment. »

- The Deadline Team

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The Rise, Fall and Rise of Jennifer Aniston

21 November 2014 4:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During the 1990s, Jennifer Aniston was one of the most popular actresses in the world. She may not have been blowing up the box office like Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan or Sandra Bullock, she was instead the star of the hit comedy show Friends – which had turned her into a household name. So popular was Aniston during this period that he hair even became known as “The Rachel”, a much-requested style for hairdressers during the 90s. The show was watched by millions around the world and has become one of the most celebrated Us sitcoms of all-time, launching Aniston and her co-stars into hot property. Particularly as the show couldn’t last forever and the cast would look to transition to the big screen.

Aniston was no stranger to cinema. She got her first break in the horror comedy Leprechaun in 1993, but would take a break during her first few years on Friends. »

- Luke Owen

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Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham and More Read Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s "Mean Tweets"

21 November 2014 4:25 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jimmy Kimmel Live! unveiled its eighth installment of "Mean Tweets" Thursday, and the sketch did not disappoint! This time around, host Jimmy Kimmel asked Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham, Gerard Butler, Ty Burrell, Bob Newhart, Britney Spears, Geena Davis, Chris Pratt, Chloë Grace Moretz, Scott Foley, Michael Chiklis, Ted Danson, John Stamos, Lisa Kudrow and Adam Sandler to read the nasty things people have written about them on Twitter. So, just how nasty were the tweets about the stars? "Gwyneth Paltrow you ugly ass big bird looking bitch, shut the f--k up," the Iron Man 3 actress read. Dunham, meanwhile, was teased about her body. "Unpopular opinion: lena dunham's boobs are dog noses." Neither »

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Casting Net: 'Broad City' star Hannibal Buress takes role in 'Daddy's Home'

18 November 2014 7:28 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Hannibal Buress is joining Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Daddy's Home. Sean Ander and John Morris are directing the film, which tells the story of a radio executive (Ferrell) who wants to be the best stepdad he can to his wife's two children. But, his plans are disrupted when the children's biological father shows up. Buress will play a sarcastic handyman who believes the stepdad to be racist, the result of some ploying on the part of Wahlberg's character. Linda Cardellini also stars as Ferrell's wife. The film began shooting on Monday in New Orleans. [THR] • Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, »

- C. Molly Smith

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Gerard Butler’s ‘Geostorm’ Casts ‘World War Z’ Actress

18 November 2014 10:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sterling Jerins has joined Gerard Butler in the cast of Warner Bros. and Skydance’s “Geostorm.” Jerins is set to play Hannah Lawson, daughter to Butler’s Jake.

Geostorm” will follow two brothers who set out to simultaneously save the earth from a killer satellite-driven storm and save the president from an assassination attempt.

Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris will also star.

Dean Devlin will direct. Devlin will also serve as producer, along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Rachel Olschan and Marc Roskin.

Jerins appears next in “The Coup” alongside Pierce Brosnan. She is known for her past roles in “World War Z” and “And So It Goes.”

Jerins is repped by ICM Partners, Jeff, Gill, Principal Entertainment La and attorney Dave Feldman.


- Marianne Zumberge

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Exclusive Clips: How To Train Your Dragon 2 – Available To Buy Now!

17 November 2014 10:05 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The delectable, stunning, and inventive How To Train Your Dragon 2 is out now in the UK to pick up on Blu-ray and DVD, and we’ve got two exclusive clips to share which celebrate an awesome dragon-racing scene and one that heads behind-the-scenes at the art/film transitions.

The sequel focuses once again around Hiccup and Toothless, who discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and also the mysterious Dragon Rider. Once new mysteries are unraveled, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. This follow-up to the wonderful How To Train Your Dragon features the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill and Kristen Wiig, our review is here!

Check them out below:

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is out now, pick up your copy here!


- Dan Bullock

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