« Prev | Next »

1-20 of 47 items   « Prev | Next »


'Fashion Police' to Continue Despite Joan Rivers' Death

1 hour ago

E! will be continuing Fashion Police despite Joan Rivers' death earlier this month. The program, which debuted on the NBCUniversal-owned cable network in September 2010 as a platform to critique A-listers' fashion hits and misses, will return to the network in time to cover the Golden Globes on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The decision to continue the franchise, which includes co-hosts Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos, was in part the result of conversations had with Joan Rivers' daughter and Fashion Police executive producer Melissa Rivers. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers

read more

»


- Philiana Ng

Permalink | Report a problem


'Star Wars: Episode VII' Actor Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

1 hour ago

UTA has signed Star Wars: Episode VII actor Pip Andersen, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. Andersen landed a role in the highly anticipated J.J. Abrams-helmed sequel after producers auditioned thousands of hopefuls throughout the U.S. and U.K. during open casting calls.  Plot and character details remain among the most closely-guarded in Hollywood. But according to a Chicago Tribune report last November, character descriptions given during a Lucasfilm 2013 open casting call in Chicago included a role described as an “athletic, smart, handsome, independent-spirited” young man between the ages of 19 and 23 years

read more

»


- Rebecca Sun

Permalink | Report a problem


San Sebastian Fest Kicks Off With Prize for Denzel Washington

2 hours ago

Director Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington graced the stage at the inauguration of the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival Friday night, kicking off the fest with a Donostia Award for lifetime achievement for the Oscar-winning actor.  The pair, in town to promote their latest film, The Equalizer, spoke to journalists earlier in the day about it, with Washington sharing sage advice to young actors ("Get on stage first to learn to act"), speaking about how Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino inspired him to make New York-style movies and how he has no regrets in his career. But at the

read more

»


- Pamela Rolfe

Permalink | Report a problem


Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt Join 'Justified'

4 hours ago

Justified is going out with a bang. The FX series is enlisting Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt for its sixth and final season, set to begin January 2015. Elliott will portray Markham, a legendary Kentucky gangster who returns from exile with a private army and a lot of cash — thanks to the legal weed he grew in Colorado — determined to win back his empire and lost love Katherine Hale (Mary Steenburgen). His quest is thwarted by Katherine herself, who secretly believes Markham brought down her husband. He isn't exactly chummy with Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) either. Dillahunt will portray Walker, a special

read more

»


- Bryn Elise Sandberg

Permalink | Report a problem


Universal Buys Ya Short-Story Collection 'Let It Snow'

4 hours ago

Universal has optioned the film rights to the short-story collection Let It Snow, written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. Released in 2008, the book features three separate interconnected stories about teens during a huge Christmastime blizzard. Green is the popular author behind this summer's hit film The Fault in Our Stars, and his other book, Paper Towns, is also being adapted into a film. Fault was a breakout hit, and recently passed $300 million at the worldwide box office. He's repped by Writers House. Johnson wrote the Ya series Shades of London and Suite Scarlett, and is

read more

»


- Rebecca Ford

Permalink | Report a problem


The Many Faces of Supergirl

4 hours ago

CBS has committed to a series based on DC Entertainment’s Supergirl, bypassing the pilot process altogether, but exactly which Supergirl is going to show up on screen? In the 55 years since the character’s debut in Action Comics No. 252, there have been multiple incarnations of the Maid of Might — some more complicated than others. The “traditional” Supergirl is Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin. Introduced in 1959 by writer Otto Binder — who also created Mary Marvel, sister to DC’s Captain Marvel, years earlier — and artist Al Plastino, the heroine was revealed to be the last survivor of

read more

»


- Graeme McMillan

Permalink | Report a problem


'Red Band Society' Ads Calling Octavia Spencer "Scary Bitch" Pulled After Outcry

4 hours ago

Red Band Society advertisements have been pulled on Los Angeles buses due to offensive language. The ads, which were promoting Fox's freshman hospital drama, referred to star Octavia Spencer as "scary bitch," which some deemed inappropriate. Spencer's character, the no-nonsense Nurse Jackson, is sometimes described as "a scary bitch" by the show's characters. Following public outcry, Metro Los Angeles tweeted Thursday that they would be taking the ads down from their buses after the "community" aired their concerns to the Metro's board executive committee. Metro Board Exec Comte getting earful from community over allowing 'Red Band Society" ad

read more

»


- Philiana Ng

Permalink | Report a problem


Jamie Foxx Sued Over New Song (Exclusive)

5 hours ago

Less than a week after Jamie Foxx released his first new song in four years, the Oscar winning actor and musician is being dragged into court over the release. The lawsuit filed by Nontra Records on Thursday against Foxx, DJ Mustard and 2 Chainz over "Party Ain't a Party," is a rather atypical copyright lawsuit that centers on the accusation that an instrumental was first given to another artist, J Rand. According to the complaint, DJ Mustard sent the instrumental to J Rand's then record company Poe Boy Music Group to serve as underlying material for a J Rand

read more

»


- Eriq Gardner

Permalink | Report a problem


David Ayer Eyeing Warner Bros.' 'Suicide Squad' (Exclusive)

5 hours ago

David Ayer, the gritty filmmaker whose World War II tank drama Fury hits theaters next month, is circling Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment project Suicide Squad. The project had been in development with Justin Marks attached to write for a couple of years, but sources say it was put on the back burner when focus turned to Warner Bros.' other DC Entertainment property Justice League. The Suicide Squad team, also known as Task Force X, was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru, and first appeared in Brave and the Bold No. 25. It centers on the characters Deadshot,

read more

»


- Rebecca Ford

Permalink | Report a problem


Angelina Jolie to Direct Richard Leakey Biopic for Skydance Productions

5 hours ago

With the World War II drama Unbroken readying for a release later this year, Angelina Jolie has set her sights on her next directorial project. And just like her previous movies, it is another true-life drama. Jolie has signed on to direct Africa, Skydance Productions’ drama centering on paleo-archaeologist Richard Leakey and his battle to save the elephant. The script by Eric Roth is described as a “sweeping epic” which tells the story of African-born Leakey, a fossil hunter who helped find bones of early man but later turned his attention to combating elephant and rhino poaching. The

read more

»


- Borys Kit

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscars: Canada Picks 'Mommy' for Foreign-Language Category

5 hours ago

Canada has chosen writer-director Xavier Dolan's Cannes award winner Mommy as its contender in the best foreign-language film category at the Academy Awards. The family drama shared the Jury Prize with Jean-Luc Godard's Adieu au Langage after debuting in Cannes. The Canadian film portrays a feisty widow, played by Anne Dorval, trying to cope with a problem son (Antoine-Olivier Pilon). Roadside Attractions grabbed the U.S. distribution rights to Mommy. Canada's national Oscar selection committee, led by Telefilm Canada, unveiled its pick at a Montreal press conference on Friday. Canadian French-language films have fared well at

read more

»


- Etan Vlessing

Permalink | Report a problem


Amber Heard Will Star In 'Magic Mike Xxl'

5 hours ago

Amber Heard will star in the male-stripper sequel Magic Mike Xxl, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The actress will appear with the first installment's cast of Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Alex Pettyfer (though not Matthew McConaughey). Gabriel Iglesias is also returning to the ensemble. Magic Mike Xxl, which began production several weeks ago, follows the lives of a group of male strippers. Gregory Jacobs is directing from a script co-written by Tatum and Reid Carolin, who penned the first installment. The first film's director Steven Soderbergh is returning as editor and cinematographer (though under his pseudonyms

read more

»


- Austin Siegemund-Broka

Permalink | Report a problem


U2: When Art Becomes the Ad (Guest Column)

5 hours ago

U2 has always been about messages. In the band’s early days in Dublin, beginning with the 1980 album Boy and its hit single “I Will Follow," they openly addressed Bono and the Edge’s Christianity, along with commentary on the Troubles in Northern Ireland. As the group got bigger, some 2 billion TV viewers watched in 1985 as U2 delivered their socially conscious lyrics at Live Aid, playing anthemic music with unbound zeal and earnestness. By the beginning of the 1990s, as Communism fell in Eastern Europe, the albums Achtung Baby and Zooropa reflected the hopes of a generation while

read more

»


- Nic Harcourt

Permalink | Report a problem


Shonda Rhimes Criticizes New York Times Over "Angry Black Woman" Line

5 hours ago

New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley may have been attempting to praise Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes in an article about how she's "reset the image of African-American women on television." Stanley's opening sentence, however, completely missed the mark. "When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called 'How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman,' " writes Stanley. The critic references Rhimes' African-American characters such as Miranda Bailey and Olivia Pope, but mainly focuses on Annalise Keating, played by Viola Davis in How to Get Away With Murder, which is executive produced by Rhimes

read more

»


- Lorena O'Neil

Permalink | Report a problem


Why 'This Is Where I Leave You' Film Leaves Out the Book's Dark Chapters

6 hours ago

Shawn Levy's adaptation of This Is Where I Leave You touts a ton of stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Corey Stoll, Adam Driver, Connie Britton, Kathryn Hahn, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer and Ben Schwartz. While some may say that the ensemble dramedy is crowded with too many personalities (as family reunions often are), author and screenwriter Jonathan Tropper still had to leave a slew of chapters on the cutting-room floor, including Judd's (Bateman) eloquent streams of consciousness and his flashbacks to why he and his older, overachieving brother Paul (Stoll) have been

read more

»


- Ashley Lee

Permalink | Report a problem


Greg Berlanti's 'Supergirl' Lands at CBS With Series Commitment

6 hours ago

Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler's Supergirl has a home: CBS. CBS has landed the high-profile DC Comics adaptation, handing out a hefty series commitment, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The hourlong drama, taken out last week, centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. (The character was previously played by Laura Vandervoort on The CW's

read more

»


- Lesley Goldberg

Permalink | Report a problem


China's Alibaba May Be Readying Major Hollywood Assault

6 hours ago

Alibaba’s massive Ipo will give a major boost to its plans to expand into the film business, with the Chinese e-commerce giant expected to focus on a move into Hollywood as part of its growth strategy. Analysts say once the company has finished the work of launching the world’s biggest stock market listing, the industry can expect a major push into movies. Company founder Jack Ma, a huge fan of Forrest Gump, has made it clear he sees a future for Alibaba in entertainment. “Alibaba has made some investments already in the entertainment industry, including [the acquisition of] a

read more

»


- Clifford Coonan

Permalink | Report a problem


TV Ratings: 'Thursday Night Football' Drops With Snoozer Game

6 hours ago

The second outing of CBS' Thursday Night Football was bound to be smaller than last week — especially when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered the fourth quarter without having put any points on the board. Though the team did manage two scoring drives to avoid a shutout against the Atlanta Falcons, 14-56, many viewers had clearly turned the dial. Preliminary ratings are down 40 percent from last week, with CBS and the NFL Net averaging a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49 in fast national returns. Last week's game, which averaged an early 5.5 rating, went up

read more

»

- Michael O'Connell

Permalink | Report a problem


Ethan Hawke and Laura Dern Are ... Cousins?!

7 hours ago

This story first appeared in the Sept. 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The fall festival circuit has turned into a family affair for Ethan Hawke and Laura Dern. While at Telluride, where Hawke debuted his first documentary, Seymour: An Introduction, and Dern supported Wild, the 43-year-old actor startled the 47-year-old actress with the news that the two are related. Hawke told Dern the link traces back to her mother's side, actress Diane Ladd, which makes sense as Ladd and Tennessee Williams are cousins, while Hawke is known to be the great-grandnephew of the

read more

»


- Chris Gardner

Permalink | Report a problem


'The Good Wife' Creators on Alicia's Political Quandary, Romantic "Spark" and Season 6

7 hours ago

Will Alicia Florrick run for state's attorney? The Good Wife picks up right where the season-five finale left off, with Eli Gold proposing to Alicia that she run for political office — a trajectory she had not previously considered. Alicia's possible move comes at a crucial time for Florrick/Agos, as a potential merger with former Lockhart/Gardner colleague, Diane Lockhart, continues to progress at the behest of Cary Agos, who embarks on his own unique journey. That's not to say the lingering effects of Will's death won't be felt throughout the new season. (In fact, Josh Charles returns to direct

read more

»


- Philiana Ng

Permalink | Report a problem


1-20 of 47 items   « Prev | Next »



IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners