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Why Gordon Ramsay's 'Hell's Kitchen' Is Still Hot After All These Years

24 May 2012 4:50 PM, PDT

This story first appeared in the June 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When Hell's Kitchen debuted on Fox on May 30, 2005, it wasn't at all clear that a concept centering on an almost-unknown British chef shouting profanities at completely unknown American cooking contestants would emerge as the most successful primetime food show on network television -- first conquering its time slot, then the entire summer season in the 18-to-49 demo and, finally, the world. (It now airs in 350 territories, from Portugal, where it runs uncensored, to Thailand, where the constant cursing is bleeped.)

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- Gary Baum

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Cannes 2012: Sundance Selects Takes U.S. Rights to Ken Loach's 'The Angels' Share'

24 May 2012 4:24 PM, PDT

Sundance Selects has acquired all U.S. rights to director Ken Loach’s The Angels’ Share. The movie, about a man who takes over a whisky distillery in Scotland, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday. The film stars Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, William Ruane, Jasmin Riggins and Roger Allam. Written by Paul Laverty, it was produced by Rebecca O'Brien and executive produced by Pascal Caucheteux and Vincent Maraval.  Q&A: Ken Loach on 'The Angels' Share' The acquisition marks the fourth time IFC Films/Sundance Selects has taken on one of Loach’s films,

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- Gregg Kilday

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Mads Mikkelsen in Negotiations to Play Villain in 'Thor 2'

24 May 2012 4:16 PM, PDT

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is in negotiations to play a villain in Marvel StudiosThor 2. Mikkelsen, known to American audiences for playing bad guys in such movies as Casino Royale and Clash of the Titans, will join Tom Hiddleston as the antagonists in the sequel to the 2011 hit. Hiddleston is reprising his role of Loki, Norse god of mischief. Much of the cast of the first film is returning, including Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, as well as the actors who play the Warriors Three. Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) is directing. Marvel

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- Borys Kit

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Hemingway & Gellhorn: Cannes Review

24 May 2012 4:01 PM, PDT

How is it that Nicole Kidman so excels when portraying real-life 20th century writers? Which is to say that, 10 years after her turn as Virginia Woolf in The Hours, she’s outstanding as war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, who also happened to be Ernest Hemingway’s third and most independent-minded wife, in the HBO film Hemingway & Gellhorn. To relate the story of the couple’s highly charged relationship, which lasted about seven years, director Philip Kaufman’s big-canvas film must shuttle between Key West, Fla., Spain, New York, Cuba, Finland, England and China, among other destinations, and encompass the Spanish

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- Todd McCarthy

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'Modern Family' Star Eric Stonestreet Joins Comedy 'Identity Thief' (Exclusive)

24 May 2012 3:24 PM, PDT

Eric Stonestreet, an Emmy-winning star of ABC’s Modern Family, has joined the cast of Identity Thief, Universal’s comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. Seth Gordon is directing the feature, which centers on a milquetoast family man (Bateman) who gets a life lesson in stepping up when his identity is stolen by a mess of a woman (McCarthy). Photos: On the Set of 'Modern Family' Also among the growing cast are Amanda Peet, John Cho, Jon Favreau and Genesis Rodriguez. Stonestreet will play Big Chuck, a realty broker with an outsized personality who has a run-in with McCarthy

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- Borys Kit

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Hln Will Air Daytime Emmy Awards

24 May 2012 2:53 PM, PDT

With barely a month to go before the June 23 Daytime Emmy Awards, Hln has finalized a deal to air the annual awards show. The 39th edition of the Emmys was left without a TV home when CBS, which aired the show the previous two years, declined to make room on its schedule for the telecast, which was produced by Associated Television International. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences parted ways with Ati, which leased the time from CBS while CBS sold advertising and product placement, after last year’s show. Other broadcast networks declined to pick up the Daytime

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- Marisa Guthrie

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'True Blood's' Grant Bowler to Co-Star Opposite Lindsay Lohan in Lifetime Elizabeth Taylor Pic

24 May 2012 2:42 PM, PDT

Lifetime has found its Richard Burton. True Blood's Grant Bowler has been tapped to co-star opposite Lindsay Lohan as the Hollywood icon in Lifetime's Elizabeth Taylor biopic Liz & Dick, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Bowler, whose recent credits include the now-canceled ABC primetime soap Gcb, will play Burton in the telefilm, which begins production in June. Story: It's Official: Lindsay Lohan to Play Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime Biopic Independent producer Larry Thompson, who previously worked with the cabler on its 2010 telepic Amish Grace, is overseeing the project. Photos: Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) Liz & Dick will

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Fox, CBS, NBC Sue Dish Network Over AutoHop Ad-Skipper

24 May 2012 1:50 PM, PDT

Fox, CBS and NBCUniversal separately have sued Dish Network over its new AutoHop service, which allows consumers to skip television ads. At the same time, Dish has filed its own lawsuit against all four broadcast networks seeking a declaration as to the legality of its new service. Fox issued the following statement Thursday: "We were given no choice but to file suit against one of our largest distributors, Dish Network, because of their surprising move to market a product with the clear goal of violating copyrights and destroying the fundamental underpinnings of the broadcast television ecosystem. Their wrongheaded decision requires

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- Matthew Belloni

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Sean Hannity Formalizes Deal to Stay With Fox News Channel for at Least 4 Years

24 May 2012 1:49 PM, PDT

The Fox News Channel has signed Sean Hannity to a multiyear deal that will lock in the host of their No. 2 show at least into 2016, when the cable network celebrates its 20-year anniversary. Financial terms of the deal, which was announced Thursday but has been expected for a month, weren’t disclosed. Hannity will continue as host of his 9 p.m. nightly show Hannity. Photos: THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media The Hannity deal comes three weeks after Bill O’Reilly inked a contract that will take his top-rated The O’Reilly Factor into 2016 as well.

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- Paul Bond

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Cmt Execs on Why 'American Idol' Rules Country and How the Industry is 'Divided' on Reality Show Success

24 May 2012 1:07 PM, PDT

Though Tuesday night’s American Idol victor, Phillip Phillips, is a rocker, the show has undoubtedly become a breeding ground for country artists. From Carrie Underwood to Kellie Pickler to Scotty McCreery, a fair amount will be represented at next month’s 11th Annual Cmt Music Awards. Cmt President Brian Philips tells The Hollywood Reporter that shows like Idol and The Voice have been “particularly kind to country.” Photos: Cmt Awards 2011 Red Carpet Arrivals “I think these music competition shows have been good for music… These shows have given us some of our biggest and prolific stars,” Philips said.

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- Sophie A. Schillaci , Michele Amabile Angermiller

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'American Idol' Finale: What Happened to the Donna Summer Tribute?

24 May 2012 12:58 PM, PDT

Multiple news outlets, including this one, reported that the season 11 American Idol finale would feature a Donna Summer tribute, yet on Wednesday's show, there was no such homage to the queen of disco. What gives?  Insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that the all-star salute, which included 70s icons Gloria Gaynor, Patti Labelle and Thelma Houston along with Sheila E., Jennifer Holliday and Nelly Furtado, was scheduled for the first half of the two-hour show, but was pulled last-minute by the network.  Video: Justin Timberlake Pays Tribute to Robin Gibb, His 'Idol'  Some in the audience

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- Shirley Halperin

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Box Office Preview: 'Men in Black 3' Set to Dethrone 'Avengers' With $200 Million Worldwide Bow

24 May 2012 12:10 PM, PDT

Sony is looking to dominate the Memorial Day holiday weekend with Men in Black 3, which returns the marquee Will Smith franchise to the big screen for the first time in a decade. The big-budget 3D tentpole -- costing close to $230 million to produce -- is widely expected to topple monster hit The Avengers from the top spot at the domestic box office with a solid four-day gross of $80 million to $90 million (some believe it could hit $100 million). Mib 3, which also opens around the world, is predicted to clear $200 million globally through Monday. Photos: Top

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- Pamela McClintock

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The Power Rankings! Return of the Elite Eleven! Shock! Sadness! Farewells! Atta-Boys!

24 May 2012 11:25 AM, PDT

Welcome to The Power Rankings! for the week ending May 20. We have the Elite Eleven back in the house this week because, well, we absolutely had to given the amount of greatness out there. One week after the upfront-shortened version of The Power Rankings!, where we did the Fab Five, a whole bunch of series are ending their seasons and still other Elite Eleven mainstays had killer episodes. This has been such an incredibly competitive run the last month or so, but no doubt with the soft, blue-sky summer series arriving, these rankings will have to scale

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- Tim Goodman

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'Sunday Night Football' Topples 'American Idol' Ratings Dominance

24 May 2012 11:08 AM, PDT

For the first time, a sports franchise will finish the season as the No. 1 primetime program. With Wednesday night’s American Idol finale hitting a series low and sports programming increasingly emerging as the surest thing in a time-shifted TV universe, NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished the 2011-12 television season as the dominant primetime program in total viewers and all key audience demographics. The NBC Sports franchise averaged 20.7 million viewers this season and an 8.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic coveted by ad buyers. Photos: Hollywood's Biggest Fantasy Football Fans Idol averaged a 6.

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- Marisa Guthrie

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Anthony Hopkins in Negotiations to Join 'Red 2'

24 May 2012 10:52 AM, PDT

Anthony Hopkins is in negotiations to join the all-star cast of Red 2, Summit’s sequel to its hit 2010 action movie. Dean Parisot is behind the camera this time around, with Bruce Willis leading a cast that included Helen Mirren and John Malkovich, among others, as over-the-hill special ops agents forced out of retirement. If a deal makes, Hopkins will play a genius scientist who was locked up in an insane asylum.  Hopkins joins Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byun-Hun Lee as new members of the cast. Jon and Erich Hober, who worked on the first

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- Borys Kit

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Elton John Hospitalized With 'Serious' Respiratory Infection, Cancels Concerts

24 May 2012 10:21 AM, PDT

Elton John has been hospitalized for a serious respiratory infection that forced him to cancel his concerts in Las Vegas, says the singer's rep. John became ill Sunday while performing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas, and he checked into L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at 6 a.m. Wednesday for a full day of "extensive tests," said a statement from John's publicist, Fran Curtis. A doctor concluded that John, 65, should "not perform any concerts for approximately seven days with complete rest and antibiotic treatment to cure his respiratory infection and prevent any damage.

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- Erin Carlson

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TV Land Orders Pilots From Ben Silverman, Scott Stuber

24 May 2012 10:20 AM, PDT

As TV Land gears up for its biggest originals push yet, the newly rebranded Viacom-owned network has ordered two cast-contingent pilots: I’m Not Dead Yet and Brothers-in-Law. Dead, an adaptation from the Dbs produced Israeli format Zanzuri, marks the network’s first single-camera comedy. The project, from Ben Silverman’s Electus, centers on a man who finds out that he has a rare heart condition that could cause him to die at any moment, so he opts to finally start speaking his mind and live life to the fullest. Dead is written by Jon Sherman (Frasier) with

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- Lacey Rose

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Zachary Levi Reteams With Spike for 'All Access Live' Specials (Exclusive)

24 May 2012 9:00 AM, PDT

Former Chuck star Zachary Levi is continuing his relationship with Spike, partnering with the male-skewing cable network for All Access Live. The multiplatform effort will see Levi and his Nerd Machine cohorts contribute coverage to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Comic-Con and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The All Access Live specials, which will see Levi, David Coleman and Alison Haislip contribute segments to the network's planned 17 hours of multiplatform coverage for the three special events. Story: 'Chuck' Star Zachary Levi to Host Spike TV's Video Game Awards (Exclusive) "Zac Levi's Nerd Machine was a great part

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- Lesley Goldberg

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TV Ratings: 'American Idol,' Down 32 Percent From 2011, Pulls Lowest Finale Ever

24 May 2012 8:38 AM, PDT

Predictably coming short of seasons past, the American Idol finale did score a sizable victory on Wednesday night, pulling a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 20.7 million viewers according to fast affiliate ratings. History shows the Fox broadcast will likely add one or two tenths of a point to its demo score and nearly one million viewers once final numbers are in, but it is still a far cry from last year's rebounded finale, which brought in a 9.2 demo rating and outpaced 2010 by more than 10 percent. Last night's score was a 32

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- Michael O'Connell

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Cosmopolis: Cannes Review

24 May 2012 8:35 AM, PDT

After a strong run of films during the past decade, David Cronenberg blows a tire with Cosmopolis. Lifeless, stagey and lacking a palpable subversive pulse despite the ready opportunities offered by the material, this stillborn adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel initially will attract some Robert Pattinson fans but will be widely met with audience indifference. DeLillo’s short, chilly 2003 book adopted a Ulysses-like format of a man’s journey across a city in a single day to presciently foresee the anarchic “Occupy” mentality rising up to protest the financial shenanigans of the ultra-rich. The means of conveyance is a

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- Todd McCarthy

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