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Lindsay Lohan Forgets Lines During 'Speed-The-Plow' Preview

25 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Lindsay Lohan, eager to rehabilitate her image with a stint on the London stage, flubbed some lines during a preview performance of the revival of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow.

Lindsay Lohan Forgets Lines

Lohan, 28, is courting intense scrutiny as she tries to regain credibility in the acting world. News outlets, which usually wait to weigh-in on plays until closer to its actual premiere, have offered reviews of Lohan’s first performance on the stage, where her nerves apparently took over.

“Lohan managed to hang on through her small but critical role as Hollywood secretary Karen — but only with the aid of some crew members offstage who shouted lines at her when she blanked on what she was supposed to say,” according to the New York Daily News. “She also seemed to rely on a book she clutched as a prop that had some lines from the script scribbled in it. »

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Lindsay Lohan grasps for lines in first night of stage debut

25 September 2014 7:31 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Lindsay Lohan’s first night on stage in the West End production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow was a little rough, to say the least—though some are saying her performance can still be salvaged.

Lohan, who plays temporary secretary Karen in Mamet’s tale of Hollywood executives, reportedly missed lines during the opening performance Wednesday—prompting laughter from the audience and one cry of, “Oh my God, it’s so embarrassing,” according to The Daily Beast. An on the scene report from New York magazine notes that things really went downhill for Lohan in the second act. “Lohan forgot a line, »

- Esther Zuckerman

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On the Scene at the Flub-Filled First Night of Lindsay Lohan’s Stage Debut

25 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Lindsay Lohan forgot her lines in her first-ever theater performance last night. That’s the headline gleefully reported all over the web today, and it’s accurate. But what hasn’t been so widely reported is that Lohan wasn’t the first to make a mistake during the opening night of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow at London’s Playhouse Theater. Richard Schiff, who has far more experience, called out, “Give me the line, please,” within minutes of starting the play. British actor Nigel Lindsay was the only person in the three-actor play to get through the entire performance without an audible prompt, and even he seemed to struggle at times to remember what came next.Director Lindsay Posner spoke to the Independent yesterday about the process of rehearsing Mamet’s fast-paced play. He described how he asked the actors to drill the lines until they internalized them, and told the newspaper, »

- Hattie Crisell

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Lindsay Lohan Forgets Her Lines During Speed-the-Plow Debut, But the Internet Still Has Faith in Her Performance

24 September 2014 5:57 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It was a big night for Lindsay Lohan. The actress finally made her long-awaited West End debut tonight as she took the stage for David Mamet's play Speed-the-Plow alongside Richard Schiff, and it seems as though LiLo may have had a rough start. According to a review from The Daily Beast, the star seemed a bit forgetful during a few acts. "On the first night of previews, a work-in-progress feel is to be expected. But halfway through the second act of Speed-the-Plow, the audience was openly laughing at Lohan's struggle to grasp Mamet's sharp, trademark dialogue," Nico Hines writes, but also added later that "Lohan remained charming throughout." Even the Internet acknowledges »

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Morgan Freeman Joins Ted 2

10 September 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Seth MacFarlane always likes to pepper his projects with pop cultural references and respectable actors doing outrageous things for a laugh, and 2012’s Ted was no exception. The sequel to the talking teddy comedy is going the same route, with Morgan Freeman set to take a role.MacFarlane is already shooting the sequel in Boston, with Mark Wahlberg and a swathe of the supporting cast back for more, Amanda Seyfried joining as a potential love interest for Wahlberg’s John Bennett and another new addition in the shape of Richard Schiff.While the story for the new movie is still largely a secret, Variety reports that Freeman will be a famous civil rights lawyer who helps out our furry hero (voiced once again by MacFarlane) when he needs help with some legal issues. Sounds like Ted, the bear brought to life by a Christmas wish, will have some issues proving his status. »

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Does Scoot McNairy Have a Link to Cyborg in 'Batman v Superman'?

24 August 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, new photos from the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice showcased actor Scoot McNairy wearing green socks that teased the bottom half of his legs will be replaced with CGI elements, leading many fans to believe that he is actually playing Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash. The actor joined the cast back in June, but his exact role remains shrouded in mystery. Screen Rant has a new theory about who Scoot McNairy may be playing, which could tie in to Ray Fisher's character, Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg.

While some theorize that Scoot McNairy may be playing Barry Allen, whose legs are replaced with some sort of mechanical implants, which would alter the character's origin story from the DC comic books, Screen Rant believes the actor is playing either the S.T.A.R. Labs "top mind," The Chief, or Dr. »

- MovieWeb

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Brad Pitt’s ‘Fury’ To Close London Film Festival; Zurich Fest Unveils First Gala Premieres; More

14 August 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Last year, the London Film Festival was bookended by a pair of Tom Hanks movies. This year, the fest is going in a different direction with opening- and closing-night films set during World War II. The event will open with The Imitation Game on October 8 and now has set David Ayer’s Fury as the capper on October 19. The pic stars Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Jon Bernthal. Pitt and Ayer are confirmed to attend the closing-night festivities in Leicester Square with screenings to be simulcast to cinemas across the UK. The film is set in April 1945 as the Allies make their final push in the European Theater. A battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a five-man Sherman tank crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines where they face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Written and directed by Ayer, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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IFC acquires Before I Disappear

5 August 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

IFC Films has picked up North American rights to Shawn Christensen’s drama ahead of its international premiere in Venice. Separately, The Orchard has picked up Marshall Curry’s Tribeca-winning doc Point And Shoot.

Christensen wrote Before I Disappear and stars alongside Fatima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum, Paul Wesley, Richard Schiff and Ron Perlman.

Damon Russell, Lucan Toh, Christensen, Wesley and Terry Leonard produced and the executive producers are Christopher Eoyang, Nick Harbinson, Oliver Roskill and Emily Leo.

IFC plans a November roll-out for the story of a down-at-heel man whose sister asks him to babysit his 11-year-old niece for the night. The film won the SXSW narrative feature audience award.

Curfew [Christensen’s short film on which the feature is based] was only a glimpse at Shawn’s incredible talent, and we cannot wait to bring his fully realised vision to audiences nationwide,” said Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring. “Before I Disappear marks an amazing feature directorial debut.”

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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SXSW Audience Winner ‘Before I Disappear’ Picked Up for North American Distribution

5 August 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to “Before I Disappear,” five months after the drama won the audience award for best narrative feature at South by Southwest.

Shawn Christensen directed from his own screenplay and stars with Fatima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum, Paul Wesley, Richard Schiff and Ron Perlman.

The film was produced by Damon Russell, Lucan Toh, Christensen, Wesley and Terry Leonard, and executive produced by Christopher Eoyang, Nick Harbinson, Oliver Roskill and Emily Leo.

Before I Disappear” will screen at the Venice International Film Festival in the Venice Days sidebar and will be released in the U.S. in November.

The film is based on Christensen’s “Curfew,” which won the 2012 Academy Award for live-action short film. It follows a man at the lowest point in his life who receives a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece for the evening. »

- Dave McNary

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IFC Films Bringing ‘Before I Disappear’ To North America

5 August 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Shawn Christensen wrote, directed and stars in the pic, which had its world premiere at SXSW and won the Audience Award for narrative feature. IFC Films has snagged North American rights to Before I Disappear, in which a guy at a low point in his life gets a call from his estranged sister asking him to take his 11-year-old niece (Fatima Ptacek) for the night. Emmy Rossum, Paul Wesley, Richard Schiff and Ron Perlman co-star in the film based on the 2013 short Curfew. Before I Disappear will have its international premiere in the Venice Days sidebar at the Venice […] »

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Find Out When Your Favorite Comedy Central Shows Premiere This Fall

4 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Comedy Central has unveiled its slate of fall premiere dates, including several series that are set to return before the season officially arrives.

Daniel Tosh's viral video show "Tosh.0" gets the ball rolling later this month, while we won't see new episodes of favorites like "South Park" and sketch series "Key & Peele" -- which will air back-to-back -- until late September. The network's full premiere lineup includes:

"Tosh.0" - Tuesday, August 26 at 10 p.m.

"Adam DeVine's House Party" - Tuesday, September 9 at 10:30 p.m. Moves to its regular Thursday timeslot on September 11 at 12:30 a.m.

"Brickleberry" - Tuesday, September 16 at 10:30 p.m.

"South Park" - Wednesday, September 24 at 10 p.m.

"Key & Peele" - Wednesday, September 24 at 10:30 p.m.

"Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution" - Friday, October 3 at 12 a.m.

According to the network, animated series "Brickleberry" and "South Park" have only gotten 10-episode orders. "Adam DeVine's House Party, »

- Katie Roberts

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Review: Wgn takes a big step forward with its 'Manhattan' project

23 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Salem," Wgn's first original scripted drama, is an unapologetic piece of trash, perhaps best summed up by the scene in the pilot where a naked Janet Montgomery — playing an actual Salem witch in a way that weirdly justifies all of the religion-fueled paranoia of the period — lets a toad suckle at a nipple on her thigh. While a channel's first scripted show isn't always representative of what follows, they tend to create expectations for what's to come, and it would have been easy to assume that Wgn's plan was to lean heavily on campy genre fare. But "Manhattan," Wgn's second original drama (it debuts Sunday night at 9), is as far in tone and ambition and quality from "Salem" as the New Mexico desert of 1943 is from 17th century Massachusetts. At a minimum, it suggests you shouldn't assume anything about whatever the channel's going to do next. Created Sam Shaw and »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Venice Film Festival Venice Days Section Unveils Diverse Lineup

22 July 2014 5:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — The Venice Film Festival’s independently run Venice Days, modeled on Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, has unveiled its lineup of 14 pics unspooling in the official selection which sees known names screening alongside emerging helmers, including U.S. writer-director Shawn Christensen whose “Before I Disappear” (pictured) is making its international bow.

As previously announced, the out-of-competition opener is prolific South Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk’s multiple murder thriller “One On One,” about the brutal rape and murder of a schoolgirl, which is launching internationally from the Lido after being released in South Korea.

The closer, also not competing, is “Messi,” a docu-feature portrait of hot Argentine soccer player Leo Messi, helmed by Spain’s Alex De La Iglesia and written by Jorge Valdano, a former prominent member of the Argentine team who went on to become a sports journalist as well as a manager and sports director of Spain’s Real Madrid club. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Murder In The First TV Review – TNT

10 June 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

TNT gives us another entry in the long arc murder mystery with Murder in the First (a random title, by the way), which focuses on two detectives and the dot com stereotype who is too close to a couple of murders. Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) and Terry English (Taye Diggs) stumble onto a case that seems very simple, but soon leads them to tech genius Erich Blunt (Tom Felton). If the show has a gimmick, it’s the depth to which we are exposed to the lives of Hildy and Terry. We enter our little world as Terry is trying to come to grips with the idea that his wife is going to succumb to the cancer she’s been fighting, and Hildy… well, she has her own problems, but mainly we just follow along as she tries to balance her life.

On the other hand, the gimmick could also »

- Marc Eastman

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Review: Steven Bochco goes retro with TNT's 'Murder in the First'

9 June 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Earlier this spring, the complete run of "Hill Street Blues" was released on DVD, and it was remarkable to see just how well the groundbreaking cop drama held up three decades later. Some elements of it felt dated, but on the whole, you could find common DNA with many of this century's best dramas. That's because for a long stretch in the '80s and '90s, "Hill Street" co-creator Steven Bochco was way out ahead of the curve, experimenting with what was and wasn't possible within the confines of a broadcast network drama, and in the process paving the way for this cable golden age in which we live. "Hill Street" popularized multi-layered, morally complex serialized storytelling in primetime. "NYPD Blue" broke down the barriers between network and cable with its raw language, sexuality and criminal subject matter, and the popularity of Andy Sipowicz (who would've been a villain »

- Alan Sepinwall

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TV Review: ‘Murder in the First’

5 June 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Steven Bochco created “Murder One” nearly 20 years ago, the concept — a series following a single murder trial over an entire season — seemed bold and ahead of its time. Today, TV is teeming with similar fare as TNT introduces “Murder in the First,” which traces a murder investigation over 10 episodes, and has the minor misfortune to follow HBO’s genre-invigorating “True Detective.” Stripped of those contextual concerns, the previewed hours establish the series as crisp and watchable, while perhaps shrewdly shifting and expanding the earlier show’s lens from defense attorneys to the detectives assigned the case.

Shepherded by Bochco and Eric Lodal, with a Thomas Schlamme-directed pilot, “Murder” also has the advantage of feeling quite compatible with TNT’s lineup in general, and the series with which it’s being paired (“Major Crimes”) in particular. Indeed, even if the Turner network’s roster tends to skew toward meat and potatoes, »

- Brian Lowry

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Demarest Films, Kilburn Media Partner on Overall Deal With Jeremy Renner's The Combine

17 May 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In a deal brokered by CAA, Demarest Films and Kilburn Media have announced a partnership on an overall deal with The Combine, the production company founded by Jeremy Renner and writer-director Don Handfield. Originated in 2011, Renner and Handfield's film and television production company has already produced the upcoming film, “Kill the Messenger,” starring Renner, and has additional films in the works, including “The Throwaways,” slated for Crackle later this year. Also read: Richard Schiff Joins Jeremy Renner in CIA Tale ‘Kill the Messenger’ (Exclusive) As part of the deal, Demarest and Kilburn will cover The Combine's overhead costs, as well as providing. »

- Jason Hughes

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'West Wing' Uncensored: Potus, the Fish and 10 Other Things Left Out of THR's Oral History

15 May 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The West Wing earned 26 Emmys and the respect of Washington’s elite. But there were several points early in the Aaron Sorkin series’ run when the drama about the personal and professional lives of those working in the White House could have taken a drastically different turn. Bradley Whitford as Sam Seaborn? Considered. Toby Ziegler, the widower? Richard Schiff was sure of it. And a director other than Tommy Schlamme? He wouldn’t have had a choice. The Hollywood Reporter conducted nearly two dozen interviews with actors, producers and executives affiliated with the series for a comprehensive oral history that sheds light on

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- Lacey Rose, Michael O'Connell

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'The West Wing' oral history: 9 things you didn't know or forgot

13 May 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Since Frank Underwood became president on Netflix’s House of Cards, I’ve had this geek fantasy of him debating Josiah Bartlet, Martin Sheen’s idealistic and professorial president from The West Wing. Bartlet’s Washington, D.C., was the proverbial shining city on a hill, a place where intelligent, well-intentioned people gravitated to do the peoples’ business. Underwood’s capital is the nasty underbelly of a trough coated by man’s craven pursuit of power for power’s sake. It’s practically Kennedy’s Camelot versus Nixononian realpolitik. To paraphrase Anthony HopkinsNixon in Oliver Stone’s 1995 movie, “When look at The West Wing, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Writer-Director Steven Bernstein Talks Decoding Annie Parker, Believing Deeply in the Subject Matter, His Directorial Debut, Cast Contributions, and More

1 May 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening in limited release on May 2nd, Decoding Annie Parker is a life affirming story told with grace and humor about two remarkable women who wage a courageous 15-year battle against breast cancer on both scientific and emotional fronts.  Geneticist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) is convinced there’s a link between DNA and cancer and makes one of the most important genetic discoveries of the 20th century, while irrepressible cancer survivor Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) struggles to hold her family and life together with dignity and courage even as her body betrays her.  Directed by Steven Bernstein from a screenplay co-written with Adam Bernstein and Michael Moss, the inspiring indie drama based on true events also stars Aaron Paul, Maggie Grace, Alice Eve, Rashida Jones, Marley Shelton, Corey Stoll, Ben McKenzie and Richard Schiff. In an exclusive interview, Bernstein talked about why he believed deeply in the subject matter he »

- Sheila Roberts

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