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Which duo should host Oscars? Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake, Key & Peele ... [Poll]

4 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Rumors are circulating around Hollywood right now that Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin are on the hunt for a duo to host this year's kudos. In the past, hosting duos have been a mix of hits (like Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin) and misses (like James Franco & Anne Hathaway), so we've come up with some inventive ideas in our new poll to put Hill and Hudlin on the right track. Cast your own vote below. -Break- Ricky Gervais is your #1 choice to host the Oscars (and they need him) Our users, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, have been furiously debating this red-hot topic in our movie forum. Join that fiery forum thread here. Perhaps you'll be swayed by some of their suggestions, which include: ATadPolish: Hire Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele... Please! Atypical: If the Oscars have no issues with Golden Globes sloppy seconds, then the clear »

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Binge or Bust? Why Streaming Networks Release Shows Like 'Difficult People' and 'Community' Weekly

9 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Awhile back, after a long day of writing about TV shows, I plopped down on my couch to watch a TV show. Not just any show, mind you, but "Difficult People," Hulu's new comedy from the brilliant minds of Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner and Amy Poehler. It had been a few weeks since the series debuted, and — despite an excellent review in the can from my editor Liz Shannon Miller — I had yet to get into one of my most anticipated summer shows.  Then it happened. After three delightful episodes about the never-ending, impenetrable love between best friends — via the deserved verbal abuse of others — suddenly I was watching a rerun of "The Mindy Project." Veteran Hulu viewers know what this means, yet I was reluctant to admit defeat: How could I be out of episodes already? It had only been 90 minutes. Surely there had been some mistake. Yet despite »

- Ben Travers

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Binge or Bust? Why Streaming Networks Release Shows Like 'Difficult People' and 'Community' Weekly

9 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Awhile back, after a long day of writing about TV shows, I plopped down on my couch to watch a TV show. Not just any show, mind you, but "Difficult People," Hulu's new comedy from the brilliant minds of Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner and Amy Poehler. It had been a few weeks since the series debuted, and — despite an excellent review in the can from my editor Liz Shannon Miller — I had yet to get into one of my most anticipated summer shows.  Then it happened. After three delightful episodes about the never-ending, impenetrable love between best friends — via the deserved verbal abuse of others — suddenly I was watching a rerun of "The Mindy Project." Veteran Hulu viewers know what this means, yet I was reluctant to admit defeat: How could I be out of episodes already? It had only been 90 minutes. Surely there had been some mistake. Yet despite »

- Ben Travers

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Emma Stone on Woody Allen, whitewashing and why Hollywood pairs her with older men

12 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

She’s equally at home in comic-book blockbusters, arthouse fare and awards bait, but could this coolly unflappable screen presence have made her first career missteps by returning to work with Allen on Irrational Man, and courting controversy in Aloha?

In the boiling mid-afternoon heat, Emma Stone looks as cool as you like. There’s no detectable air conditioning, and while I stagger in from the street puce of face and clammy of brow, Stone, as befits a pampered scion of Hollywood, is sitting calmly in a breeze that wafts through the window, peering around the wing of a large cane armchair.

It’s how you expect Stone to present herself, somehow: self-possessed, unflappable, wise beyond her years. She’s only 26, and has been an authentic movie star for just five years – since the release of high-school comedy Easy A in 2010 – but appears to have cycled through the Hollywood gears with apparent nonchalance. »

- Andrew Pulver

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Wamg’s 2015 Fall Movie Preview

23 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.

The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!

September

The Visit (Sept 11)

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal PicturesThe Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. »

- Movie Geeks

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Parks and Rec Mashup Starring Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Says What Everyone Is Thinking

2 September 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Kim Davis, you in danger, girl. Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson are coming for you. Funny or Die has created a mashup of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman's Parks and Recreation characters (moment of silence for that wonderful show) that features anti-gay Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis. For those not in the know, Davis has been refusing to issue marriage licenses because she says gay marriage infringes on her religious beliefs. She has continually defied the federal courts despite being ordered to issue the licenses regardless of her personal opinion. Kim Davis also has apparently never heard of the separation of church and state and also, you know, the fact that the federal government employs her »

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The 2016 Oscars will probably have two hosts: Who are your top picks for the job?

2 September 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It looks like the producers of next year's Oscars ceremony think the all-important job of host is best suited for a double-act.

Fresh off the announcement this week that David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce next year's gala, Hill let slip to Entertainment Weekly that he thinks "two hosts are better than one".

"There will be multiple hosts for sure – there will be two," the producer teased, although he has since clarified that no official decision has been made.

The Oscars have a long history of double-acts fronting the live telecast, dating all the way back to Douglas Fairbanks and William C deMille hosting the first-ever ceremony in 1929.

In more recent years, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin teamed up for a decent show in 2010 while James Franco and Anne Hathaway were a disaster a year later.

Since 2015 host Neil Patrick Harris has ruled himself out, who do you think »

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Oscar Producers Considering Two Hosts in 2016

2 September 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy is trying something new with its Oscar producers this year, and David Hill told Variety, “It’s your fault!”

On March 26, a Variety column urged the Acad to expand its thinking in picking an Oscarcast producer. The org usually hires film producers for the show, but live TV requires a different set of skills — so they should consider veterans of TV sports or concert shows, citing Hill as an example. Academy execs read the piece and began talks with him; the org ultimately tapped into both worlds, with Hill and movie vet Reginald Hudlin sharing duties, as announced Sept. 1. As Hill told Variety on Tuesday afternoon, “Reggie knows film inside out, and I know live television, so we are hopefully going to come up with something interesting.”

On Wednesday morning, Hudlin said their first big decision — picking a host — is a work in progress. An Entertainment Weekly report »

- Tim Gray

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Good Universe Hires Kelli Konop for Production Post

2 September 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Production-sales company Good Universe has named veteran executive Kelli Konop as exec VP of physical production, Variety has learned exclusively.

Konop’s first projects are “Neighbors 2” for Universal, currently shooting in Atlanta, and the untitled Fede Alvarez thriller for Sony, which is in post-production.

Konop oversaw production at Mandate Pictures between 2004 and 2011 with Good Universe co-founders Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake, including “Juno,” “50/50,” “Young Adult” and “Hope Springs.” She was executive in charge of production on Ghost House films “Drag Me to Hell” and “30 Days of Night,” directed by David Slade, and a co-producer on “The Possession.”

Konop will report to Kahane and run all aspects of physical production for Good Universe’s slate of films from pre-production through post-production, including formulation of production plans, budgeting, scheduling and managing day-to-day operations.

Konop has produced 37 films, including “Bring It on Again,” “The Breed” for Sony Screen Gems and Steve James’ “Joe and Max” for Starz. »

- Dave McNary

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Partner, Let Me Upgrade You: Hulu Finally Offers a Commercial-Free Option

2 September 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Hulu has heard your plaintive cries through the howling wind of social media and decided: There will be a commercial-free option! That's right, Hulu will start looking more like its streaming competitors Netflix and Amazon and less like actual television, which is disappearing like an imprint on the sand. Of course, skipping ads comes at a price: $11.99 per month. There's still the limited-commercial subscription for $7.99.Hulu is stepping up its game to compete with its award-winning rivals, picking up The Mindy Project from Fox and aggressively expanding its original content by green-lighting shows like Amy Poehler's Difficult People and 11/22/63 from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams. Plus, there's the fact that Hulu announced a multi-year deal with Epix to pick up all the movies that used to be on Netflix. As the streaming wars continue, one thing will be true: You will never have to leave your house for anything! »

- E. Alex Jung

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Oscars 2016 Ceremony Will Have Two (or More) Hosts, Since It Went So Well Last Time

2 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Like that say, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, and shame on you Oscars.

There's a new team of producers next year's Oscars, and one of them has revealed that they are looking for two (or more!) hosts.

"There will be multiple hosts for sure - there will be two," former Fox executive David Hill told Entertainment Weekly.

His producing partner, former Bet entertainment president Reginald Hudlin, walked those comments back a little, telling EW, "We have absolutely talked about duos. We've talked about a lot of different configurations. I love that David is a flamethrower, and I'm always way more secretive and tight-lipped. But we're still very much in the brainstorming phase."

The last time there were two hosts was in 2011, when James Franco and Anne Hathaway's emceeing gig was, shall we say, not well-received. (Ok, fine, everyone hated it.) So, why go back to two hosts after that debacle? »

- Kelly Woo

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New Oscar Producers Want Two Hosts, May Have A Duo In Mind

2 September 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Good things come in twos: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, Boy Scouts and zombies, etc. It seems like the producers behind the Oscars are finally getting hip to this concept. After Fey and Poehler proved that two Golden Globes hosts are better than one, the Academy Awards are looking to have their own dynamic duo for the 2016 Oscars ceremony.  David Hill, a former executive of Fox, will produce the awards show with Reginald Hudlin, and he told Entertainment Weekly of this new development. And, according to the magazine, they already have a pair in mind! Though, they are not ready at the moment to reveal who. Hill said:   There will be multiple hosts for sure . there will be two... Two is better than one. Just imagine, you.re in there. One of your hosts drops dead from cardiac arrest. What »

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Oscars Twist: 2016 Academy Awards Ceremony Will Have 2 Hosts

2 September 2015 7:17 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

James Franco and Anne Hathaway, don’t wait by your phones.

The 2016 Academy Award ceremony will feature two hosts for the first time since 2011’s disastrous Franco-Hathaway experiment.

“There will be multiple hosts for sure – there will be two,” Oscar producer David Hill tells EW.com. “Two is better than one.”

PhotosOscars 2015: Best and Worst Moments

Hill declined to name which dynamic duos he’s circling for the Oscarcast, but the rumor mill is churning out the following comedic dream teams: Tina Fey and Amy PoehlerKeegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, »

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‘Star Wars’ Won’t Be the Only Force at Holiday Box Office

1 September 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Box office prognosticators are furiously speculating that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” could soon supplant “Avatar” as the highest-grossing film in history.

The rebirth of the fantasy saga may not quite reach those lofty heights, but the combination of returning cast members like Harrison Ford, merchandising friendly robots such as the cute droid Bb-8, and popular director J.J. Abrams are aligning to create the kind of intergalactic smash that arrives only once or twice in a decade.

Some outlets have speculated that the film could break records with a $300 million weekend when it debuts on Dec. 18, although it’s worth noting that no film released in that month has opened to more than $85 million and this Christmas season is a competitive one. Predicting how high it eventually climbs is sure to be a favorite parlor game in Hollywood for the next few months.

Despite the box office muscle the »

- Brent Lang

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ Casts Ryan Simpkins

28 August 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ryan Simpkins is joining Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the New Line comedy “The House,” in which she’ll play their teenage daughter.

Ferrell and Poehler will portray parents who lose the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition and open an underground casino out of desperation. “Neighbors” writer Andrew J. Cohen is directing from a script he co-wrote with Brendan O’Brien.

The project marks Cohen’s feature directorial debut; he previously directed short films and “Funny or Die” sketches.

Good Universe is producing with Ferrell and Adam McKay through their Gary Sanchez banner. Jessica Elbaum and Chris Henchy are executive producing.

Simpkins, 17, has been seen in “Pride and Glory,” “Revolutionary Road” and “A Single Man.” She’s repped by Wme, Thruline and Ziffren Brittenham.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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- Dave McNary

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Ryan Simpkins Joins ‘The House’ With Will Ferrell And Amy Poehler

28 August 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Ryan Simpkins is moving into the upcoming comedy The House, also starring with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. The film is about a pair of cash strapped parents who accidentally blow the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition. In desperation, they open an underground casino in their suburb and recruit locals to run the business. Simpkins will play Ferrell and Poehler’s daughter. The House was the subject of a bidding war earlier this year, with New Line… »

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Wayne Brady: 'You have to earn the right to be dirty in comedy'

28 August 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Wayne Brady has spent almost two decades proving his improvisational mettle and vaudevillian flair as a comic on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", the host of "The Wayne Brady Show" (where he picked up two Daytime Emmys), and now as a voice actor on the Disney Channel series "Sofia the First." His family-safe version of comedy made him a fitting emcee for Charmin's "Keep It Clean Comedy Show," where New York high school students performed their cleanest versions of bathroom humor earlier this week. We caught up with Brady to discuss what makes for good clean humor, the worst cliches in comedy, and the challenges of taking over for Billy Porter in Broadway's "Kinky Boots" beginning November 21.  You just hosted a Charmin-sponsored event where kids aged 14-18 told their best clean versions of scatological jokes. That seems like a challenge. Were you optimistic about what the contestants could produce? Well, »

- Louis Virtel

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Hulu Orders Second Season Of ‘Difficult People’ From Amy Poehler

27 August 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Hulu has renewed another one of its original series. The streaming video platform has already ordered the second season of Difficult People from executive producer Amy Poehler.

With the first season arriving on Hulu on August 7, 2015, Difficult People stars show creator and executive producer Julie Klausner as a fictional version of herself living in New York City. Klausner and her best friend Billy (played by Billy Eichner from Billy on the Street) always seem to let their irreverent, self-involved attitudes jeopardize their chances of success in the entertainment industry.

“We have been big fans of Difficult People from day one and are so happy to have Julie and Billy be part of the Hulu family,” said Hulu’s Svp and Head of Content Craig Erwich in a release. “I cannot wait to see what a whole new season will bring and am pleased to bring more of their hilarious brand of comedy to fans. »

- Bree Brouwer

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Difficult People: Season Two Renewal for Hulu TV Series

27 August 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Hulu has ordered a second season of Difficult People, their original comedy series that stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner. There will be 10 episodes once again.

Here are the details:

Hulu Renews Difficult People For Season Two

Hit Amy Poehler-produced Comedy Starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner from Universal Cable Productions will return for Second Season on Hulu

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Hulu Hires NBCUniversal’s Philip Matthys to Head Business Affairs for Original Series

27 August 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hulu has hired NBCUniversal’s Philip Matthys to head its business affairs for original series. Matthys most recently had the same role for NBCU’s USA Network, Syfy and Universal Cable Productions business units. Matthys begins his new role on Monday, where he’ll lead business affairs for all development and production deals related to Hulu Originals. Matthys will report to Chadwick Ho, senior vice president and general counsel. Hulu’s newest employee spent nearly 13 years at NBCUniversal. Also Read: Hulu Renews Amy Poehler's 'Difficult People' Starring Billy Eichner for Season 2 Here is his official bio: Philip »

- Tony Maglio

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