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Bella Thorne Covers "Teen Vogue"

16 March 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of "The Duff" actress Bella Thorne in the April 2015 issue of "Teen Vogue" magazine, photographed by Emma Summerton:

"The Duff" is the new teen comedy feature directed by Ari Sandel based on the novel of the same name by author Kody Keplinger, starring Thorne, Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bianca A. Santos, Allison Janney and Ken Jeong, released by Lionsgate and CBS Films.

Thorne plays 'mean girl' 'Madison Morgan' in the new film.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Duff"...

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- Michael Stevens

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UK movie release dates: April 2015

11 March 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

April 3

Fast & Furious 7

Director: James Wan

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

Running time: 140 mins

Certificate: Tbc

The Water Diviner

Director: Russell Crowe

Starring: Jai Courtney, Olga Kurylenko, Russell Crowe

Running time: 111 mins

Certificate: 15

While We're Young

Director: Noah Baumbach

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

April 10

The Duff

Director: Ari Sandel

Starring: Bella Thorne, Mae Whitman

Running time: 110 mins

Certificate: Tbc

Cobain: Montage of Heck

Director: Brett Morgen

Starring: Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Courtney Love

Running time: 132 mins

Certificate: 15

Force Majeure

Director: Ruben Östlund

Starring: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli

Running time: 119 mins

Certificate: 15

Good Kill

Director: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Ethan Hawke, January Jones

Running time: 102 mins

Certificate: 15

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Director: Steve Pink

Starring: Adam Scott, Craig Robinson

Running time: 93 mins

Certificate: 15

John Wick

Director: Chad Stahelski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist

Running time: 101 mins

Certificate: 15

Lost River

Director: Ryan Gosling

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, »

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World's Largest Unretouched Selfie Promotes Positive Body Image With Mae Whitman, More: See the Impressive Pic!

8 March 2015 5:37 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Just hangin' with a few friends! Aerie rounded up The Duff star Mae Whitman, DJ and model Hannah Bronfman, and fashion blogger Sincerely Jules to make history on Saturday, March 7.  The three ladies banded together to take the world's largest unretouched selfie at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami, Fla. Using a selfie stick, Whitman, 26, Bronfman, and Sincerely Jules captured the massive crowd behind them while wearing Aerie swimsuits. The record-breaking shot was taken for a good cause. In addition to launching a new swimsuit [...] »

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5 Things to Know About The Duff's Robbie Amell

6 March 2015 4:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Starring opposite Mae Whitman in The Duff, Robbie Amell plays Wesley, a jock with a heart of gold who helps Duff ("Designated Ugly Fat Friend") pal Bianca (Whitman) gain some confidence. Amell, 26, and Whitman's comic chemistry clicks, and he is by far the flick's male breakout star. Here are five things to know about the up-and-comer. 1. He used to be a figure skater Originally from Toronto, Amell was trained in figure skating. But he's quick to insist he wasn't one to don any sequined bodysuits! "I figure skated from ages 5 to 7," he tells People. "When I was a kid, there wasn't power skating, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Women In Media to Honor Julia Roberts, ‘Orange is the New Black’ at Annual Gracies Awards

4 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Continuing its tradition of honoring women — and men — who have made a positive impact on the media landscape over the year, the Alliance for Women In Media Foundation has released its annual list of names to be feted at its 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards. This year’s honorees include Julia Roberts and Olivia Munn for their work in “The Normal Heart” and “The Newsroom,” respectively, and “Mom’s” Sadie Calvano, who is being singled out as an outstanding female rising star. Cicely Tyson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award because the Foundation feels she has given “a voice to women in film and television for more than 60 years.” “Orange is the New Black” will receive the outstanding TV comedy series honor while “Gotham” will receive the outstanding TV drama honor.

“Though we receive hundreds of submissions from all over the country every year, it never ceases to amaze us of »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Women In Media to Honor Julia Roberts, ‘Orange is the New Black’ at Annual Gracies Awards

4 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Continuing its tradition of honoring women — and men — who have made a positive impact on the media landscape over the year, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has released its annual list of names to be feted at its 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards. This year’s honorees include Julia Roberts and Olivia Munn for their work in “The Normal Heart” and “The Newsroom,” respectively, and “Mom’s” Sadie Calvano, who is being singled out as an outstanding female rising star. Cicely Tyson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award because the Foundation feels she has given “a voice to women in film and television for more than 60 years.” “Orange Is the New Black” will receive the outstanding TV comedy series honor, while “Gotham” will receive the outstanding TV drama honor.

“Though we receive hundreds of submissions from all over the country every year, it never ceases to amaze us of »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Jessie Usher Joins Independence Day 2

4 March 2015 6:07 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When Independence Day exploded onto the big screen in 1996, it became a box office smash hit. Its effective mix of science fiction, ground-breaking special effects, and disaster movie themes turned it into the quintessential summer blockbuster, and paved the way for director Roland Emmerich to wage cinematic war on countless iconic landmarks in subsequent movies, such as Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012 and White House Down. Surprisingly, a sequel has been slow to develop – but the wait is almost over now, as finally, almost two decades later, Independence Day 2 is on its way – with Jessie Usher now cast.

Plot details are, of course, tightly under wraps, but we can surmise from the casting that a high level of continuity can be expected. Jeff Goldblum will apparently reprise his role as codebreaker and day saviour, David Levinson, and Jessie Usher is set to play the son of Will Smith’s Independence Day character, »

- Sarah Myles

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Independence Day 2 Adds Jessie Usher As Step-Son Of Will Smith’s Character

4 March 2015 2:20 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

I think I trust my memory more than The Hollywood Reporter, so while they’re saying Jessie Usher has been cast as the son of Will Smith’s Captain Steven Hiller in Independence Day 2, I believe he’s actually his step son.

Like the original film, this sequel is going to weave together a few different plot threads and have quite a big cast of lead characters. Usher is playing just one of them, with Liam Hemsworth set to play another. We’ll also be seeing a lot of the President’s Daughter, played by Mae Whitman in the old film but now, if the filmmakers get their way, all grown up into somebody more Elizabeth Olsen-like.

I wish they’d just give Whitman the role. Anyway, they can refer to Olsen as much as they like in their internal memos, I don’t expect she’ll actually take the role, »

- Brendon Connelly

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'The Duff' Cast Bring the Laughs in Exclusive Gag Reel

25 February 2015 7:36 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

What’s funny about being the “designated ugly fat friend?” Well everything when you’re Mae Whitman, who stars as the titular Duff in the critically acclaimed teen comedy, which opened over the weekend.

The Duff tells the story of Bianca (Whitman), who receives a rude awakening when she learns of her stature among her more popular friends. Of course, she’s not satisfied with toeing the line and enlists resident hottie, Wesley (The Flash’s Robbie Amell), to help her defy the rules of her high school hierarchy.

Robbie Amell Says Everybody Has Felt Like a 'Duff'

Whitman and the rest of the cast, including Amell, Bella Thorne, and teen comedy alum Allison Janney, bring the laughs both on and off the big screen thanks to ETonline's exclusive blooper reel, which shows just how fun it was to be on set. (Not to mention how wonderful it must have been to stare Amell's pecs.)

And if you »

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‘The Duff’ is a mildly entertaining comedy with confused identity politics

24 February 2015 5:43 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Duff

Written by Josh A. Cagan (based on a novel by Kody Keplinger)

Directed by Ari Sandel

USA, 2015

The Duff takes the geek-gets-a-makeover high school formula and tweaks it mostly muddled results. A few naturalistic romance scenes and the efforts of its very able leads, buoy this into watchable territory. However overall this is a film plagued by confusion and several nonsensical plot twists.

Bianca (Parenthood’s Mae Whitman) lacks style and popularity, but living in the orbit of her two popular best friends, fashionista Jess (Skyler Samuels) and athlete Casey (Bianca Santos), she barely notices. The film opens with a Breakfast-Club-esque voiceover from Bianca about how high school used to be broken down into the jock, the nerd, the criminal, the princess, and the basket case, but now that it’s the 21st century, geeks rule the world, jocks play video games, and most of the old social stratifications no longer exist. »

- Claire Hellar

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New The Duff Movie Delivered Great Comedy,Drama,Story & More

21 February 2015 7:42 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

CBS Films released their new comedy flick, "The Duff," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was very entertaining, delivering a good mixture of laughs, drama , and romance. It stars: Allison Janney, Romany Malco, Mae Whitman, Ken Jeong, Bianca Santos, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Skyler Samuels and Nick Eversman. The movie revolved around character, Bianca (Mae Whitman), who is a content high school senior until her childhood, next door neighbor friend, Wesley (Robbie Amell), informs her that she is a Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends, Jess and Casey. This newfound information gets to Bianca so much that it causes her to end her friendship with Jess and Casey, and seek out Wesley's help to unDUFF her in exchange for helping him pass his science class, which he is heavily failing. Unfortunately, the school's hot mean chick/Wesley's ex, Madison, »

- Andre Braddox

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New The Duff Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

21 February 2015 1:05 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

CBS Films released their new comedy film, "The Duff," into theaters this weekend, and the top,major movie critics have turned in their reviews for it. It turns out that they were pretty mixed across the board, giving it a 55 score out of a possible 100 across 26 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Allison Janney, Romany Malco, Mae Whitman, Ken Jeong, Bianca Santos, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Skyler Samuels and Nick Eversman. We've supplied blurbs from a few of the critics, below. Inkoo Kang from TheWrap, gave it a great 90 score, stating: "There’s no doubt that The Duff is clever, funny and quotable enough to become this decade’s “Mean Girls.” Watch your back, Regina George — there’s a new queen bee in town." Christy Lemire over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 75 score, saying: "Quickly and convincingly, it becomes its own funny and fast-paced phenomenon with its own modern-day charm. »

- Andre Braddox

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Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Still on Top With $24 Million

21 February 2015 8:20 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fifty Shades of Grey” is still on top of the U.S. box office, despite competition from a trio of new releases and a sharp 72% drop in ticket sales.

Universal’s romance drama tied up $8 million on Friday on its way to earn $24 million-plus in its second weekend — raising its 10-day cume to $131 million.

The fall comes as no surprise considering how high the film climbed last weekend. “Fifty Shades” broke several records in its debut (including the biggest February opening of all time) over Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day weekend, taking in a whopping $85 million at the domestic box office.

The film, based on E.L. James’ bestselling erotic trilogy, carries a fairly modest $40 million production budget. It had already crossed $300 million worldwide by Wednesday.

James is currently in discussions with Universal about writing the script for the movie’s sequel herself.

This weekend’s new entries, “The Duff, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Film Review: ‘The Duff’

20 February 2015 6:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A smart, snappy “Pygmalion” for the millennial age, “The Duff” gives a modernized makeover to a classical scenario involving an outcast who tries to fit in with the help of a good-looking, popular mentor. The ugly duckling in this case is Bianca (“Arrested Development’s” Mae Whitman), a high-school senior who’s initially defined by her denim overalls, penchant for burping, and extremely attractive and sought-after BFFs, Jess (Skyler Samuels) and Casey (Bianca Santos). Oblivious to the fact that she’s the most ignored member of her friendship threesome, Bianca finds her world upended when her lifelong neighbor, quarterback Wes (Robbie Amell), bluntly informs her that she’s a “Duff” – the Designated Ugly Fat Friend who functions as the gatekeeper for those interested in finding out about, or getting closer to, her more desirable comrades. Thus an identity crisis is born, one that director Ari Sandel and writer Josh A. Cagan »

- Nick Schager

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New The Duff ‘I Am The Duff’ Featurette Movie Clip Released Today

20 February 2015 1:36 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Earlier today, CBS Films dropped this new featurette/movie clip (below) for their new, "The Duff" comedy flick. The clip is titled, "I Am The Duff," and it delivers a ton of new scenes from the movie, along with brand new interview clips from some of the cast and crew as they explain what exactly a Duff is, and more. It looks pretty funny. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Allison Janney, Romany Malco, Mae Whitman, Ken Jeong, Bianca Santos, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Skyler Samuels and Nick Eversman. The official description for the movie, reads like this: "Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends. Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher, she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, »

- Megan

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The Duff Is a New High-School Comedy Classic

20 February 2015 11:12 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Duff dutifully hits almost every entry in the lexicon of modern high-school comedies: Here’s the scene where our narrator playfully lays out the social structure of her school; here’s the boy our heroine likes, who eventually turns out to be Mr. Wrong; here’s the trying-on-different-clothes montage; here’s the neglectful parent, and the clueless principal, and the goofy teacher; here’s the homecoming dance, where previously ironclad social roles get upended. So why is it so wonderful? Because wit and charm matter, and The Duff has a good deal of both. The cast will be stars, the gags will be immortal, and you’ll still be watching this movie years from now.That said, the premise of the story itself is a nasty bit of business. Our heroine, Bianca (Mae Whitman), part of a trio of longtime best friends, discovers one day that she might be »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Robbie Amell Says Even ‘Tom Brady Is a Duff,’ Takes Superhero ‘Wrapid Fire’ Quiz (Video)

20 February 2015 10:51 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Duff” is more than just one of the year’s most anticipated teen comedies. As Robbie Amell told TheWrap during the latest installment of “Drinking with the Stars,” it also tells a very human and relatable story. “It’s about finding who you are in high school and gaining the confidence to be the best version of yourself,” Amell told TheWrap at Riviera 31 in L.A.’s Sofitel Hotel. “Somebody is always smarter than you, faster than you, better looking than you … even Tom Brady is a Duff.” See Photos: ‘The Duff’s’ Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell Pick Which »

- Travis Reilly and Greg Gilman

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Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman Get Chilly in Live-Action Frozen Spoof

20 February 2015 10:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There's Frozen on ice, Frozen on Broadway, Frozen with cats, Frozen the sequel and now Frozen the live-action movie adaption. Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman, stars of The Duff, helped Funny or Die put together a spoof of the unstoppable animated movie. This time Frozen is transformed into a live-action movie dedicated to strict (and subzero) authenticity. To transport viewers to the magical world of Arendelle, the filming takes place in the ice-cold Arctic Circle - bad news for Whitman's ice queen Elsa, who is left to conquer the snow with only her dress and braids to protect her. Turns »

- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman Get Chilly in Live-Action Frozen Spoof

20 February 2015 10:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There's Frozen on ice, Frozen on Broadway, Frozen with cats, Frozen the sequel and now Frozen the live-action movie adaption. Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman, stars of The Duff, helped Funny or Die put together a spoof of the unstoppable animated movie. This time Frozen is transforming into a live-action movie dedicated to strict (and subzero) authenticity. To transport viewers to the magical world of Arendelle, the filming takes place in the ice-cold Arctic Circle - bad news for Whitman's ice queen Elsa, who is left to conquer the snow with only her dress and braids to protect her. Turns »

- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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This Spoof Proves That Frozen Probably Shouldn't Be a Live-Action Movie

20 February 2015 10:41 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne have a new high-school comedy coming out next week, The Duff, so the two teamed up for a Funny or Die spoof of Frozen. The two ladies show what it would be like if the Disney hit were a live-action film, which is, essentially: very cold. Watch as Whitman struggles through playing a frozen Elsa while Thorne is the self-absorbed but hilarious Anna. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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