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Hollywood Thanksgiving: Stars Celebrate on Twitter

28 November 2013 1:39 PM, PST

The stars took to Twitter to share their Thanksgiving wishes, with actors, actresses, writers, directors, musicians and media personalities revealing their holiday hopes, plans and what they're thankful for. Rob Lowe, Justin Timberlake, Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga and Forest Whitaker got sentimental while Stephen Colbert, Albert Brooks, Andy Cohen, How I Met Your Mother showrunner Craig Thomas and Ronan Farrow poked fun at the holiday. Photos: 17 of TV's Best Thanskgiving Celebrations Jon Favreau, Conan O'Brien and Jeremy Piven also used the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgivukkah, the rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Check out what the stars are saying

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- Hilary Lewis

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'Honeymooners' Star Jane Kean Dies at 90

28 November 2013 12:49 PM, PST

Los Angeles — Jane Kean, a diverse performer who got her start in musical theater but was best known as Trixie alongside Jackie Gleason on a TV revival of The Honeymooners, has died. She was 90. Kean, of Toluca Lake, died Tuesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank where she was taken after a fall that led to a hemorrhagic stroke, her niece, Deirdre Wolpert, said Thursday. Kean first started working with Gleason in the 1940s, when they were both on the vaudeville circuit. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2013 Her big break, however, came in 1966 when Gleason

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- The Associated Press

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Morrissey Slams Thanksgiving

28 November 2013 11:48 AM, PST

Morrissey doesn't care much for Thanksgiving. The British artist, animal-rights activist and staunch vegetarian has slammed the traditional American turkey feast. And he had a few choice words for President Obama. Morrissey serves up a tasty rant on his True To You fanzine, under the title "Thankskilling." Photos: 17 of TV's Best Thanksgiving Celebrations The singer, who with his former band The Smiths released an album in 1985 called Meat Is Murder, writes: "Please ignore the abysmal example set by President Obama who, in the name of Thanksgiving, supports torture as 45 million birds are horrifically abused; dragged

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- Lars Brandle, Billboard

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Kanye West Calls Out Nike Head During Nashville Concert

28 November 2013 11:27 AM, PST

Nashville, Tenn. -- Kanye West continued to vent at former partner Nike, taking to the mic during a concert again this week to complain about his treatment by the sports apparel company. West spent more than 6 minutes talking and singing about the company during his The Yeezus Tour stop Wednesday night at the Bridgestone arena in Nashville, Tenn. Taking on the role of a preacher in the cult of personality, West talked to the crowd about following a dream, creativity and culture, alluding to the media and corporations who he feels have tried to keep him from expressing himself fully.

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- The Associated Press

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Hit Chinese Movie Franchise 'Tiny Times' To Start Shooting Third Film in December

28 November 2013 10:40 AM, PST

Guo Jingming, creator of the spectacularly successful Shanghai tale of wealthy Chinese youngsters, Tiny Times, has announced the third film in the franchise will start shooting next month. A singularly New China tale of willowy rich girls and sweetly handsome boys, Tiny Times has struck a chord with a generation of freshly wealthy young Chinese, broken box-office records and infuriated critics. Guo wrote on his Twitter-style Weibo page: "Last year, when I was a first-time director, I asked "Are those who love Tiny Times still around? Well, I might have to ask the same question this year,

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- Clifford Coonan

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Ang Lee on 'Life of Pi' Tiger Incident: 'It Was an Accident'

28 November 2013 10:31 AM, PST

Life of Pi director Ang Lee, questioned by reporters in Manila and Taiwan after The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive investigation into the treatment of animals on film and TV sets, has admitted that the tiger star of his movie faced a scary moment during filming. "It was an accident," Lee told reporters in Taiwan about the incident. "The crew worked hard to rescue the tiger and then showed him a lot of care, giving him five-star treatment." He later said in Manila, "We gave a lot of care to the tiger, as much as we possibly could."

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- THR Staff

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TV Ratings: CBS Wins Sleepy Thanksgiving Eve, NBC Previews 'Sound of Music'

28 November 2013 10:19 AM, PST

The broadcast networks suffered the obligatory drops that come with the busiest travel day of the year, as viewership dropped significantly on Thanksgiving Eve. CBS boasted wide margins of victory, averaging a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 10.2 million viewers for the night, winning every hour. Survivor (2.2 adults) and Criminal Minds (2.4 adults) saw dips of three- and four-tenths of a point, while CSI (2.0 adults) was within a tenth of a point of last week. Photos: 17 Great Thanksgiving Episodes NBC prepped for next week's The Sound of Music Live!

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- Michael O'Connell

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Parvati Shallow Recaps 'Survivor: Blood vs. Water': Mothers Unite

28 November 2013 9:13 AM, PST

“Namaste, bitches.” Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I know you guys will need some Survivor recapping after your feasting, so let’s get into it.  As usual, Laura Morett makes quick work of the puzzle challenge at Redemption Arena. Much to my horror, Laura begins feeding her maternal cohort, Tina Wesson, information to help her finish her puzzle. At the same time, Laura spins her completed puzzle so that Vytas Baskauskas can’t catch a glimpse. Tina wins and Vytas is out. Quel desastre! Photos: 'Survivor: Blood vs. Water': Meet the Returning Players (Again) and the Loved Ones They'll Compete

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- Parvati Shallow

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Box Office: 'Frozen' Opens to Stellar $15.2 Million Wednesday; 'Catching Fire' Still No. 1

28 November 2013 8:21 AM, PST

Disney's family film Frozen melted hearts at the Wednesday box office, opening to a stellar $15.2 million from 4,173 theaters and putting it on course to sail past $80 million in its five-day Thanksgiving debut. Bullish box office observers believe the animated 3D pic -- earning a coveted A+ CinemaScore -- could even approach $90 million. Anything over $70 million would be a victory for Walt Disney Animation Studios, considering Frozen was expected to open on par with the $68.7 million grossed by Tangled over Thanksgiving in 2010. Photos: The Making of Disney's Animated Oscar Contender 'Frozen' Loosely

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- Pamela McClintock

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'Catching Fire' Most Popular Holiday Movie on Social Media

28 November 2013 8:00 AM, PST

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire isn't just lighting up the box office. It's also bringing the heat on social media, according to an analysis of holiday movies' social media popularity. Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has the largest number of fans on Facebook and Twitter (12.8 million combined) according to Wednesday numbers from ListenFirst. That's an impressive number, but it pales in comparison to the more than 37.4 million fans across Facebook and Twitter that Twilight boasted a year ago, when The  Twilight  Saga: Breaking  Dawn  –  Part  2 was in theaters. Still, Catching Fire managed to

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- Aaron Couch

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BAFTA Unveils First-Ever Hong Kong Events Amid Asia Push

28 November 2013 7:02 AM, PST

London – The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said Thursday that it would host its first-ever series of BAFTA events in Hong Kong next month. BAFTA has also established an advisory board with "leading industry figures" from Hong Kong and the U.K., overseeing BAFTA’s ambitions to expand its charitable work in the Chinese territory and beyond to other Asian territories. BAFTA's push into the Far East is set to start Dec. 1 with a screening of BAFTA Shorts 2013, a selection of BAFTA-nominated short films and animations. The first meeting of the new BAFTA

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- Stuart Kemp

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U.K. Telecom, Pay TV Giant BT Acquires NBA TV Rights

28 November 2013 6:45 AM, PST

London – U.K. telecom giant BT, which has been competing aggressively with British pay TV giant BSkyB for sports rights on Thursday said it has acquired TV rights to NBA games in an exclusive multi-year deal. There was no U.K. TV deal for the NBA before the BT Sport deal. BT Sport, the sports networks of of the firm, previously snapped up high-profile rights to soccer, rugby and tennis matches, among other things. No financial details of the exclusive deal that will bring NBA games to basketball fans in the U.K. and Ireland, were disclosed.

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- Stuart Kemp

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'Homeland': Two Russian Producers Planning Shows With Same Title

28 November 2013 5:32 AM, PST

Moscow – Russian TV producer WeiT Media on Thursday issued a statement emphasizing that it has exclusive rights to adapt in Russia the Israeli TV series Hatufim, which Showtime hit Homeland is based on. Amid plans for two shows under the same Russian title that means "Homeland" in the language, it also said that no other company can claim the right to make a Russian version. “Lately, there have been media reports linking other industry players, including Mars Media’s Ruben Dishdishyan to a Russian adaptation of Hatufim,” the company said. “We are officially saying that WeiT Media owns the

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- Vladimir Kozlov

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Canadian 'Teletubbies' Owner Buys Four TV Channels for $160 Million

28 November 2013 5:21 AM, PST

Toronto – Canadian kids content firm Dhx Media, the owner of the Teletubbies franchise, has acquired four Canadian family TV channels from Bell Media for $160 million (Can$170 million). The all-cash deal includes Family Channel, Disney Xd and separate English- and French-language versions of Disney Junior. The purchase, which requires regulatory approval, will be paid for with an expanded credit facility and cash. "The acquisition of these high-quality Canadian channels represents an exciting new addition to Dhx, one that complements and enhances all areas of our business and positions us for our next stage of growth,”

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- Etan Vlessing

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Mads Mikkelsen Joins Lineup of Stars at Marrakech Film Festival

28 November 2013 4:47 AM, PST

Paris – A little northern light will shine on Marrakech as Mads Mikkelsen will join the delegation accepting a tribute to Scandinavian cinema at the 13th annual international film festival that kicks off in the Moroccan city Friday night. The Scandinavian delegation that will be soaking up some sun also includes directors Nicolas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives), Billie August (Smilla’s Sense of Snow), Tobias Lindholm (A Hijacking) and Erik Poppe (A Thousand Times Goodnight). Noomi Rapace will be joined by The Master actress Lena Endre and Anna Karenina’s Alicia Vikander, and actor Soren Malling, who took home last year’s

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- Rhonda Richford

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Katy Perry, Arctic Monkeys to Perform at Brit Awards

28 November 2013 2:22 AM, PST

London –  Katy Perry and the Arctic Monkeys will perform at the 2014 Brit Awards, the British music industry's top awards event. The Arctic Monkeys will open the televised show with a live set. The Sheffield group is an early signing for the February show bill alongside U.S. pop star Perry. The Brit Awards, which air on ITV, will also see the return of host James Corden, the Tony-award winning actor turned presenter and writer. He will perform the Mc duties for the fifth and final time, organizers said. During the early days of the awards ceremony, it

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- Stuart Kemp

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ITV to Bring Israeli Singing Competition 'Rising Star' to U.K.

28 November 2013 2:12 AM, PST

London -- U.K. TV giant ITV said Thursday that it will bring its version of Israeli hit singing competition Rising Star to British audiences. The Keshet International hit format, which features real-time voting, has also been picked up by ABC in the U.S., as well as being ordered up for Italian, Hungarian and other versions. The U.K. version will be co-produced by ITV Studios and Keshet International UK. Financial details weren't disclosed.   ITV director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell, said it is "rare that you find a genuinely innovative new entertainment format, but Keshet have come

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- Georg Szalai, Stuart Kemp

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Actor Tony Musante Dies at 77

27 November 2013 7:49 PM, PST

Tony Musante, who took down drug dealers in his portrayal of a real-life New Jersey detective in the 1970s ABC series Toma, died Tuesday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York following surgery. He was 77. Often playing a tough guy on either side of the law, Musante also sparkled as one of two menacing hoodlums (Martin Sheen was the other) who terrorize innocent people on a New York subway car in the 1967 thriller The Incident. Musante had originated the role in a made-for-nbc drama four years earlier.  Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2013 A

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- Mike Barnes

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Thanksgiving Weekend TV Guide: The Specials, Marathons and Classics to Watch

27 November 2013 5:06 PM, PST

Wondering what to watch on TV over Thanksgiving weekend? The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the programming you need to know to get you through the holiday. Wednesday The Making of The Sound of Music Live! (8 p.m. on NBC) The anticipated play starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer doesn't broadcast until Dec. 5, but fans can get an early look Wednesday night. Nature: "My Life as a Turkey" (8 p.m. on PBS) The Emmy-winning program follows one man as he raises turkeys from chicks -- with the hatchlings viewing him as their mother. Photos: Thanksgiving TV: 17 of

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- Aaron Couch

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Demi Moore's and Ashton Kutcher's Divorce Finalized

27 November 2013 4:37 PM, PST

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are officially divorced. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon finalized the couple's split on Tuesday, roughly a year after Kutcher sought to end the marriage. Photos: Hollywood's 16 Biggest Divorces Ever Moore and Kutcher were married in September 2005 and the actress announced they had separated in November 2011. The former couple has no children together. During their marriage, they started a foundation to combat sexual exploitation of girls around the globe. Kutcher stars in Two and a Half Men and is currently dating his That '70s Show co-star Mila Kunis. Video: Ashton

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