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This Week's Best Celebrity TwitPics!

6 hours ago | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's Hot in Hollywood! This week, Lea Michele takes in the sights on vacation ... and shows off her amazing booty, Nick Lachey works on his house -- shirtless -- in the hot summer sun and Miley Cyrus goes topless in the desert. And, Reese Witherspoon has some fun in Nashville, Emma Roberts channels "Superstar" Mary-Katherine Gallagher in one hilarious pic and Khloe Kardashian goes horseback riding. Plus, James Franco has a creepy new look, Jessica Simpson and hubby Eric Johnson get goofy on their honeymoon and Diddy's son is all grown up, and looks just like him!Click "Launch Gallery" above to see these stars' personal pics and even more celeb candids in this week's best celebrity TwitPics! Read more »

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Venice 2014. Lineup

25 July 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Venice International Film Festival is in the process announcing the lineup for its 71st edition. Here's what we know so far:

Competition

The Cut (Fatih Akin)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson)

99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani)

Tales (Rakhshan Bani E'temad)

La rancon de la gloire (Xavier Beauvois)

Hungry Hearts (Saverio Costanzo)

Le dernier coup de marteau (Alix Delaporte)

Pasolini (Abel Ferrara)

Manglehorn (David Gordon Green)

Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Three Hearts (Benoît Jacquot)

The Postman's White Nights (Andrei Konchalovsky)

Il Giovane Favoloso (Mario Martone)

Sivas (Kaan Mujdeci)

Anime Nere (Francesco Munzi)

Good Kill (Andrew Niccol)

Loin des hommes (David Oelhoffen)

The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)

Nobi (Shinya Tsukamoto)

Red Amnesia (Wang Xiaoshuai) 

Out Of Competition

Joe Date. Photo by Evan Dickson.

Words with Gods (Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobadi, »

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Zac Efron Dating Dave Franco? Not So Fast!

25 July 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Your Daily Roundup of Hollywood Happenings & Star Shenanigans!

In Your Lgbt Dreams!: James Franco might have posted what appears to be a story about his brother Dave Franco dating Zac Efron, but it's (sadly) not true. "Efron and My brother, dating!!!!!! Congrats, boys! I'm so happy for you!!!" James wrote in the doctored shot. The story was actually an April report that claimed that Zac – who is now linked to Michelle Rodriguez – was dating his "Neighbors" co-star Halston Sage.

Photos: Hot Shots Of Zac Efron

Speaking Of Dating Rumors: "Game of Thrones" star ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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4 Interesting Casting Notices You Might Have Missed This Week!

25 July 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Backstage had some great opportunities this week! Here are some varying auditions and gigs that could be a great fit for all different kinds of Backstage readers. “The Book Of Mormon”Written by “South Park” writers Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and directed by Broadway director Casey Nicholaw (“Aladdin”), this award-winning musical is on a national tour! This Equity gig is seeking future principal replacements, seven total, for the running shows. Auditions are Aug. 5 in NYC. “Peter Paul And Mary Alive”Calling all singers: This musical group is looking for a baritone singer who’s a great guitarist to sing the part of Paul Stookey. Rehearsals take place in the Thousand Oaks/Los Angeles, Calif. area. “Pineapple Express”Student films are good place to get your feet wet if you’re wanting to jump into the film/indie film scene. This Nyu film is casting two leads for an adaptation »

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James Franco Dating Dave Franco

24 July 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

James Franco posted a hilarious screenshot of a supposed HollywoodLife article announcing brother Dave Franco's relationship with his Neighbors co-star Zac Efron (and while we think it's safe to assume that everyone understands this is totally fake, we may be wrong, so here's your disclaimer: Dave Franco and Zac Efron are not really dating. Sorry?)

Yes, the screenshot looks pretty convincing, but if you pay attention to the details of the picture, you'll notice that the font varies in different instances and the author of the story is "Dave Francock" with a thumbnail of James Franco.

The 127 Hours star jokingly captioned the photo, "Effron and My brother, dating!!!!!! Congrats, boys! I'm so happy for you!!!"

So who was the funnyman (or woman) behind this masterpiece? Well, it's unclear. It turns out there's an actual "Dave Francock" on Instagram, who posts multiple pictures with Dave Franco edits, including this article. »

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James Franco Posts Hilarious Photo Announcing Brother Dave's (Fake) Relationship With Zac Efron: "I'm So Happy for You!"

24 July 2014 5:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

This is good. This is really good. James Franco posted a hilarious screenshot of a HollywoodLife article announcing brother Dave Franco's relationship with his Neighbors co-star Zac Efron (and while we think it's safe to assume that everyone understands this is fake, we may be wrong, so here's your disclaimer: Dave Franco and Zac Efron are not really dating. Sorry?) Yes, the screenshot is pretty convincing, but if you pay attention to the details of the picture, you'll notice that the font varies in different instances and the author of the story is "Dave Francock" with a thumbnail of James Franco. The 127 Hours star jokingly captioned the photo, "Effron and My brother, »

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Venice: Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke Set for Double Duty

24 July 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Venice lineup was announced on Thursday, with a slew of Hollywood actors in its ranks. Among the red carpet names with movies set to premiere include: Jennifer Aniston, Elle Fanning, James Franco, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Bill Murray, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Owen Wilson. A few celebs are even planning on doubling down at the festival. To organize a star at festival premieres involves a huge chunk out of the marketing budget. Landing a star for two films in one place can be a great coup for any distributor. This year at Cannes, Robert Pattinson made

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- Ariston Anderson

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What Comicbook Superheroes Could Learn From ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

24 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Why do simian superheroes seem more empathetic than the normal comicbook kind?

Let me backtrack a few paces before answering this.

All of us have heard the admonition in years past from our English teachers: “Write about what you know and who you know” — and have chosen to ignore it. Yet this precept has been paying off for filmmakers like Jonah Hill, Judd Apatow and their friends. Films like “22 Jump Street,” “This Is the End” and “This Is 40” all seem to have been written about themselves and their buds, seemingly for their own personal enjoyment.

“22 Jump Street,” like the others, is doing well overseas, which makes you wonder how Chinese or Russian teenagers decode jokes about gay shrinks and weirded-out fratboys.

Woody Allen, too, is making movies about people he knows, but I don’t particularly like his new circle of friends — witness the rich and snooty characters in “Magic in the Moonlight, »

- Peter Bart

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Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced; Includes Birdman And Manglehorn

24 July 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This morning in Rome, Biennale president Paolo Baratta and Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera unveiled the lineup for the 71st Venice Film Festival, which features some extraordinarily exciting titles and intriguingly under-the-radar picks.

Twenty films will be competing in the main competition, 19 of which are world premieres with one international premiere out of the lot. Out of all the titles at Venice this year, Birdman, which stars Michael Keaton and features a star-studded cast including Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts, is undoubtedly the title with the most chance of gaining Oscar attention this year after making the rounds on the festival circuit (it’s heading to the Toronto International Film Festival next).

Also anticipated are Manglehorn, a collaboration between Prince Avalanche helmer David Gordon Green and Al Pacino, and Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill, with Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, January Jones and Zoe Kravitz. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Venice unveils festival lineup

24 July 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 71st Venice Film Festival announced its lineup this morning, highlighted by films from American directors, including David Gordon Green, Barry Levinson, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Andrew Niccol, and James Franco. As had been previously announced, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and many others, will be the opening film when the festival begins on Aug. 27.

Click below for the entire list of 55 films playing in Venice.

Competition

The Cut, directed by Fatih Akin

Starring Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi, Simon Abkarian, George Georgiou

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, directed by Roy Andersson

Starring Holger Andersson, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The 2014 Venice Film Festival Complete Lineup

24 July 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This morning came the announcement of the 2014 Venice Film Festival lineup and we already knew Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman would serve as the opening night film and for the most part a lot of the more recognizable entries are those we already discussed as part of the Toronto Film Festival lineup. This includes Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes, David Gordon Green's Manglehorn starring Al Pacino, Abel Ferrera's Pasolini, Barry Levinson's The Humbling and Andrew Niccol's The Good Kill. There are, however, some titles worthy of note such as the latest film from The Act of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer, The Lord of Silence, Fatih Akin's The Cut, She's Funny that Way from Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko's Olive Kitteredge and a new film from James Franco in The Sound and the Fury based on Faulkner's novel. Joe Dante shows up with a new horror-comedy in Burying the Ex, »

- Brad Brevet

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71st Venice Film Fest: Oppenheimer, Akin, Bahrani, Andersson & Ferrara Compete for Golden Lion

24 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Whiles the likes of Terrence Malick, Todd Haynes, Alexander Sokurov, Giorgos Lanthimos and J.C. Chandor no where to be found in the fall fest season map (with concerns to Malick — Telluride and Tiff might still have those surprises up their sleeves) the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival is still a lean and mean (American-French-Italian heavy) comp with the now “confirmed” presence of Fatih Akin (the cross continent The Cut - see pic above), Ramin Bahrani (Michael Shannon starrer 99 Homes), Abel Ferrara (a Thin Blue Line truth revealer Pasolini), David Gordon Green (Pacino comeback vehicle Manglehorn), Roy Andersson (the long awaited A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence) and Joshua Oppenheimer (public Indonesian isolation accompaniment film The Look Of Silence). The U.S. presence is equally as heavy in the Out of Comp section with the likes of Peter BogdanovichJoe DanteBarry LevinsonLisa Cholodenko and James Franco making a stop, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Venice unveils 2014 line-up

24 July 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence among competition titles.Scroll down for full lists

The line-up for the 71st Venice Film Festival (Aug 27-Sept 6) has been revealed this morning by Biennale president Paolo Baratta and film festival director Alberto Barbera at Rome’s St. Regis Grand Hotel.

Early standouts include Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini, which centres on the final days of the Italian filmmaker and his death in 1975; David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino as a locksmith in a small town who never got over the love of his life; and The Look Of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s highly anticipated follow-up to his award-winning documentary, The Act of Killing.

As previously announced, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, starring Michael Keaton, will open the festival on August 27 and is among the 20-strong competition titles, of which all »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Venice Film Festival Reveals Lineup For Its 71st Edition

24 July 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Venice topper Alberto Barbera has unveiled a promising lineup of fresh fare from around the world set to unspool at the 71st Venice Film Festival, with a rigorous focus on quality, discovery and diversity, likely to reveal some under-the-radar awards-season contenders and also bolster the Lido’s status as a global launching pad for prime auteur pics.

The robust U.S. contingent, largely from the indies, comprises new works from David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Joe Dante, James Franco, Barry Levinson, Michael Almereyda, and Ami Canaan Mann.

As is customary at Venice, new works from name global auteurs, including Fatih Akin, Xavier Beauvois, Abel Ferrara, Andrei Konchalovsky, Shinya Tsukamoto, Amos Gitai, and Moshen Makhmalbaf, will play alongside pics by lesser-known helmers.

At a packed presser at Rome’s Hotel St.Regis Venice topper Alberto Barbera noted that “our job is more complex, more painful, because »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke and Laika's 'Boxtrolls' are heading for Venice

24 July 2014 2:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Films by David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol and Abel Ferrara will bring world premieres to the Lido di Venezia this year, as the Venice Film Festival has announced its selections for the 71st edition of the oldest such event in the world. Green's "Manglehorn" with Al Pacino, Niccol's "Good Kill" with Ethan Hawke and Ferrara's "Pasolini" with Willem Dafoe promise to bring a fair share of star power to the event, while actors such as Viggo Mortensen, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver feature in films sprinkled throughout the Competition. "The Act of Killing" director Joshua Oppenheimer will also continue his look at the Indonesian genocide with a new documentary, "The Look of Silence." Playing out of competition are films by Barry Levinson ("The Humbling," also starring Pacino), James Franco ("The Sound and the Fury") and Lisa Cholodenko ("Olive Kitteridge"), while Focus Features will bring the new Laika film, "The Boxtrolls, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Mice’ Roar More: James Franco, Chris O’Dowd & Co. Will Get ‘Nt Live’ Broadcasts

23 July 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Producer David Binder, juggling the smash success of two star-driven Broadway revivals — Hedwig And The Angry Inch and Of Mice And Men — added another arrow to his quiver of successful producing tips this morning by announcing a deal has been struck making the Steinbeck drama, starring James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, the first Broadway show to be filmed for telecast under the wing of the UK’s National Theatre Live. The deal was made in a flurry of activity over the last several days, Wayne Wolfe, a spokesman for the show, told Deadline, including securing the […] »

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Soon you'll be able to see James Franco in 'Of Mice and Men' on screen

23 July 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The hit Broadway production of Of Mice and Men is galloping to a close this Sunday. But the very idea of James Franco and Chris O’Dowd playing iconic ranchhands George and Lennie will live on forever, as National Theatre Live has announced plans to film and internationally broadcast the Anna D. Shapiro-directed revival.

Of Mice and Men—which also stars Gossip Girl alum Leighton Meester, True Blood alum Jim Parrack, and stage veteran Jim Norton—will be the first Broadway show filmed by the company. Screening dates will be announced later this year.

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- Marc Snetiker

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Soon you'll be able to see James Franco in 'Of Mice and Men’ onscreen

23 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The hit Broadway production of Of Mice and Men is galloping to a close this Sunday. But the very idea of James Franco and Chris O’Dowd playing iconic ranchhands George and Lennie will live on forever, as National Theatre Live has announced plans to film and internationally broadcast the Anna D. Shapiro-directed revival.

Of Mice and Men—which also stars Gossip Girl alum Leighton Meester, True Blood alum Jim Parrack, and stage veteran Jim Norton—will be the first Broadway show filmed by the company. Screening dates will be announced later this year.

National Theatre Live’s M.O. »

- Marc Snetiker

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London's National Theatre Live to Screen Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men'

23 July 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Of Mice and Men is headed across the Pond. The revival of John Steinbeck's 1937 classic tale of friendship and failed dreams, which stars James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, will be filmed by London's National Theatre Live — the series' first-ever Broadway production. Screening dates will be announced shortly. Photos James Franco, Chris O'Dowd Make Their Broadway Debuts in 'Of Mice and Men' Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first production of the spring to recoup its full capitalization in only twelve weeks. The production, which earn Broadway debut

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- Ashley Lee

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Franco's "Blood Meridian" Test Reel Online

22 July 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Recently James Franco directed a low-budget film adaptation of "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men' author Cormac McCarthy's novel "Child of God," a book with subject matter so dark that many though it to be essentially unfilmmable.

Nearly four years ago, Franco wanted to do something even more ambitious though - direct an adaptation of McCarthy's arguably darkest work to date - "Blood Meridian". He was so enamoured with the idea he shot a 25-minute rough test reel of a key sequence in the story, and scored actors like Mark Pellegrino, Scott Glen, Dave Franco and Luke Perry to help him pull it off over the course of a three day shoot near Yosemite.

Now, that test reel has gone online. It's rough and lacking polish, but it shows a scene where Tobin recounts how the Glanton gang met the Judge, a Satan-like character and Glanton’s right-hand man. »

- Garth Franklin

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