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First 'Jersey Boys' Trailer: Clint Eastwood Tells Story of The Four Seasons (Video)

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The first trailer for Clint Eastwood's highly anticipated film version of the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys has debuted online. The clip begins with the Four Seasons singing under a street lamp and follows their rise to performing for cheering crowds. The trailer shows Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen) first hearing Frankie Valli's voice. "I heard 'em all, but I never heard a voice like Frankie Valli's. I know I need to write for this voice," Gaudio tells the audience. As the band becomes increasingly successful, getting their songs on the radio, performing on TV and being swarmed by adoring

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- THR Staff

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NYC's New Mayor Explains What He's Doing to Help the Entertainment Industry (Guest Column)

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This story first appeared in the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. As acting debuts go, mine went pretty smoothly. It was on The Good Wife, one of my favorite shows, and I was playing an over-the-top version of myself. In between takes -- and I'm proud to note that I only needed three -- I marveled at the crew as they bustled around me, doing a hundred different things in unison. From the camera crew to the makeup artists to the caterer, so many skilled professionals contributed to my brief moment in the spotlight. My peek behind

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- Bill de Blasio

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'Transcendence': What the Critics Are Saying

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Johnny Depp stars as a brilliant scientist whose mind is uploaded into a computer after he is gunned down in Transcendence, cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, out Friday. Also featuring Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara and Morgan Freeman, the sci-fi epic is also getting a coveted day-and-date release in China, where Depp recently visited for the first time to promote the film. Photos: Johnny Depp's First Trip to China Still, Transcendence -- marking Depp's first return to theaters since last summer's ill-fated The Lone Ranger -- may only cross $20 million in its North American debut, a soft

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- Ashley Lee

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Miley Cyrus Cancels More Concert Dates as She Remains Hospitalized

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This story first appeared on Billboard.com Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. A representative says the singer won't perform in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday and Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday. Those concerts will be rescheduled. Photos: Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour In Pictures Cyrus suffered from a sinus infection last week during her "Bangerz" tour. Her rep says she had "an extreme allergic reaction" to the antibiotic cephalexin. The singer took to Twitter on Thursday to dispel various rumors about her health. "So many ignorant stories out there no

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- The Associated Press, Billboard Staff

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Meet the Texas-Based Moneyman Behind Sony's New Financing Deal

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This story first appeared in the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Amid layoffs and cost-cutting, it was no secret Sony Pictures was seeking a financing deal to replace the one with Relativity Media that ended in 2011. But what is surprising is that its new pact, worth $200 million and announced April 9, includes money from Citibank and LStar Capital, the credit financing arm of Lone Star Funds, a Dallas-based firm with no Hollywood experience. Story: Sony Sells Stake in Video Game Maker for $150 Million Lone Star, which emerged as a backer after Sony's planned

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- Paul Bond

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Peaches Geldof Funeral to Be Held Easter Monday

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British model and TV personality Peaches Geldof, who died suddenly earlier this month at the age of 25, will be laid to rest by family and friends at a private funeral on Easter Monday. The service will be held at the same church where both Geldof and her mother Paula Yates were married, St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Davington, Geldof's family told the Press Association. Yates' funeral was also held there following her death by heroin overdose in 2000. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Geldof was pronounced dead by paramedics at her home in southeast England on Monday,

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- Patrick Brzeski

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Cannes: French Director Nicole Garcia to Head Camera d'Or Jury

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Paris – French actress and director Nicole Garcia, who’s 2006 drama Charlie Says was in the main competition category, will preside over the Camera d’Or jury for this year’s Cannes Film Festival. “Presiding over the Caméra d’Or is an honor, a joy and a mission,” she said in a statement. “I hope to be worthy of the honour, bask in the joy and do my best to deliver on the mission.” Photos: 50 Never-Before-Seen Portraits From Cannes The Camera d’Or ('golden camera') is awarded for the best debut film that is presented in the Official Selection of the

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- Rhonda Richford

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Cannes: Indian Studio Yash Raj Hits Big With Two Titles in Selection

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While Indian cinema will have a slightly lesser presence at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival -- after India served as the official guest country of the 2013 edition -- veteran Bollywood banner Yash Raj Films is having a moment, with two titles in this year's official selection.   The studio's recently established La-based outfit Yrf Entertainment co-produced Cannes 2014 opening film, Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. Photos: 50 Never-Before-Seen Portraits From Cannes And Yrf's co-production Titli will screen in the Un Certain Regard section -- the only Indian film selected for competition at Cannes this year. The

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- Nyay Bhushan

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'Scandal's' Shonda Rhimes Talks Harrison's Fate -- Plus Watch the Bloopers (Video)

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ABC capped off its Shondaland night Thursday with prolific showrunner Shonda Rhimes taking center stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The executive producer behind Scandal and Grey's Anatomy was the featured guest as Jimmy Kimmel hit the Hollywood set of the network's fast-paced political thriller during an entire episode dedicated to the Kerry Washington drama. The special edition of the late-night show -- titled Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra -- also included a never-before-seen blooper reel from the cast and Rhimes fielding burning questions from Thursday night's Scandal season three finale. (Watch the blooper reel below.) Story:

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Tracy Morgan Tells Conan O'Brien How His Alter Ego 'Got Him Thrown Out of Prince's House' (Video)

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Tracy Morgan was a guest on Conan O'Brien's TBS show on Thursday, but fortunately his alter ego Chico Devine was not. "I had to leave Chico alone because I've got a daughter," he revealed. "Chico Devine got me thrown out of Prince's house! Prince is a freak, but I'm a big old freak." Even telling the singer that his father loved "When Doves Cry" didn't stop the 30 Rock star from getting kicked out, he said. Later in the show, actress Judy Greer revealed how people have trouble nailing down why they recognize her. "I call it fan-profiling,"

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- Debbie Emery

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'American Idol' Recap: Kevin Bacon Surprises on Results Night

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The top seven finalists of American Idol left their fates in each other's hands with a theme of "competitor's picks," but one contestant fell short of his goal and ran out of luck on his journey. Thursday night's half-hour segment kicked off with yet another left-field celebrity cameo, as actor Kevin Bacon filled in for Ryan Seacrest with the show's opener. His appearance gave the remaining singers of Season 13 an unexpected perk: They can now link themselves to Bacon in the infamous six degrees of separation game. Photos: 'American Idol' Season 13: Meet the Top 10

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- Michele Amabile Angermiller

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'Scandal': Who Died and 19 Other Big Reveals From the Season 3 Finale

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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the season three finale, "The Price of Free and Fair Election," of ABC's Scandal.] ABC's political thriller Scandal closed up its third season Thursday with a heart-racing hour that focused on Election Day, as President Fitzgerald Grant looked to lock up four more years in the White House and prevail over his vice president and opposition, Sally Langston, while Opa teamed with B613 to bring down a terror ring led by Olivia's mother. Photos: Broadcast TV's Returning Shows 2014-15 Here are the 20 biggest reveals from the episode: 1. The

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Act One: Theater Review

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New York – Beowulf Boritt's ingenious set for Act One is a multi-story marvel, a revolving warren that disgorges countless different locations, including a Bronx tenement, a swanky Manhattan apartment, a furrier's warehouse, busy theater district offices, train compartments, rehearsal rooms, and of course, stage after stage. But it's problematic in a work fundamentally about the magic of the theater that all the magic is confined to the design department. Condensing into play form Moss Hart's 1959 autobiography – a peach among American theater memoirs – was probably an impossible task. However, that doesn't soften the arduousness of sitting through

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- David Rooney

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Bryan Singer Accuser Filed Suit Over Sexual Abuse in 2000 But Didn’t Name Him (Exclusive)

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The man suing X-Men director Bryan Singer for forcible sexual abuse of a minor at 1999 parties in Los Angeles and Hawaii apparently previously sued the alleged hosts of the Los Angeles party but omitted Singer from his allegations then. That lawsuit was filed in 2000 in Los Angeles Superior Court. Some of the allegations are repeated in the later lawsuit, including a claim that one of the hosts professed to have "gaydar" and knew that the plaintiff wanted gay sex. The 2000 suit was filed by several individuals, including one identified as "Michael E, a minor, by and

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- Jonathan Handel

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'Midnight Rider' Target of Campaign Urging Crews to Boycott L.A. Production

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In the wake of this week's message from Iatse that Midnight Rider plans to resume production in Los Angeles in June, a new Facebook campaign was launched on Thursday urging crews to boycott working on the film.  The group, called I Refuse to work on Midnight Rider! For Sarah!!!, currently has 661 members, many of whom have Iatse's symbol as their profile picture or have posted photos of film slates in honor of Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant who was struck and killed by a train in February while shooting on the tracks in Georgia. "This group is for

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- Debbie Emery

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Steven Spielberg, Weinstein Co. to Adapt 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

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Dreamworks has partnered with The Weinstein Co. to adapt the David Kertzer novel The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara as a religious period drama. Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner, who worked on Lincoln and Munich together, are looking to reteam for the film. Photos: The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Kushner was brought onboard to adapt the project back in 2008, but switched his focus to Lincoln when Spielberg decided to make the Oscar-nominated film his next project. This project is being made with Spielberg in mind to direct, but it's not likely to be his next project.

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- Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit

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Espn Analyst Jeff Van Gundy Talks NBA Playoffs, Miami Heat Three-Peat, Feuding With Howard Stern

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The NBA Playoffs start with a bang this weekend for ABC and Espn analyst Jeff Van Gundy, who will call two games within 24 hours of each other -- on opposite sides of the country. On Saturday, he will be on hand when the Golden State Warriors visit the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center at 12.30 p.m., Pst, and on Sunday Van Gundy will fly to the East Coast to commentate on the Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats face-off in Florida. American Airlines Arena is a location that the basketball analyst expects to see a lot of

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- Debbie Emery

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Kim Novak Speaks Out Against Oscar Night 'Bullies'

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Los Angeles (AP) -- Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest. "It really did throw me into a tailspin, and it hit me hard," Novak, 81, said in a telephone interview Thursday, after she released an open letter condemning remarks by Donald Trump and others about her appearance. In her letter, Novak said: "I will no longer hold myself back from speaking out against bullies. We can't let people get away with affecting our lives."

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- The Associated Press

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