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Chris Pine Goes for the Kill in 'Jack Ryan' Extended Scene (Video)

3 January 2014 3:46 PM, PST

Paramount has released an extended, action-packed scene of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in which Chris Pine goes for the kill. Photos: Chris Pine: Exclusive Portraits of the New Jack Ryan Pine plays Jack Ryan, the Wall Street analyst-turned-cia-agent in the new Kenneth Branagh action movie based on Tom Clancy's novel. While on the trail of a terrorist plot in Moscow, he finds himself being chased down by a gunman in a hotel room. He narrowly escapes his grasp by going for the kill, with the help of the bathroom's tub. Pine told The Hollywood Reporter about filming the

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- Ashley Lee

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BlackBerry Sues Startup Co-Founded by Ryan Seacrest

3 January 2014 3:26 PM, PST

San Francisco -- Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest of being a rip-off artist. The allegations emerged in a patent-infringement lawsuit filed Friday in a San Francisco federal court by BlackBerry. The suit targets an iPhone keyboard made by Typo Products LLC, a Los Angeles startup co-founded by Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier. The complaint contends that Typo Products' keyboard for recent iPhone models illegally copies technology and designs that BlackBerry pioneered years ago for its line of smartphones. BlackBerry is seeking unspecified damages and a court order

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- The Associated Press

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Natasha Leggero 'Not Sorry' for Joke About Pearl Harbor Veterans

3 January 2014 3:14 PM, PST

After collecting criticism for an offensive joke she made on New Year's Eve, Natasha Leggero has written an open letter with her bold response: "I'm not sorry." The controversy began during NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly, when Daly was chatting with Leggero, Jane Lynch and Anthony Anderson about a tweet that SpaghettiOs sent on Pearl Harbor day. Along with a picture of the food's mascot holding an American flag, the company tweeted, "Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us." Story: New Year 2014: What the Stars Are Saying "It offended a lot of people -- corporations

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- Ashley Lee

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Judge Tentatively Rules Against New Michael Jackson Wrongful-Death Trial

3 January 2014 3:08 PM, PST

Los Angeles -- A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson, claiming a concert promoter was financially liable for the singer's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos did not immediately finalize the ruling after hearing more than two hours of arguments from lawyers. A jury in October rejected Katherine Jackson's lawsuit that claimed Aeg Live LLC negligently hired the doctor convicted of giving her son an overdose of anesthetic in 2009. Story: Michael Jackson Fit to Perform Before Death, Company Says Her lawyers argued the

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- The Associated Press

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5 Costume Designer Contenders on Creating Characters and Key Pieces

3 January 2014 3:06 PM, PST

Catherine Martin The Jazz Age flair of The Great Gatsby Martin is no stranger to Oscar voters, having won two statuettes in 2002 for her Moulin Rouge! costumes and set decor. In The Great Gatsby, her fourth film wit husband-director Baz Lurhmann, she mainlines fresh blood into F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary autopsy of the empty emotional lives of Long Island's wealthy elite during the gin-soaked Prohibition era. Thanks to Martin, who again did double set and costume design duty, the film's parties in Gatsby's East Egg mansion are ocular orgies set to the music of Jay Z, Beyonce and

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- Elizabeth Snead

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'Helix': Watch the First 15 Minutes of Syfy's New Ron Moore Drama (Video)

3 January 2014 2:59 PM, PST

Syfy, looking to create advanced buzz, has released the first 15 minutes of its upcoming drama Helix. From Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore -- his first series following the conclusion of prequel spinoff Caprica -- Helix centers on a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak. There, they find themselves in a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation. Story: Comic-Con: Syfy's 'Helix' Sets Key Cast The Killing's Billy Campbell stars as Cdc

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- Lesley Goldberg

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'Party of Five,' 'Mean Girls' Alum Lacey Chabert Ties the Knot

3 January 2014 2:49 PM, PST

Party of Five alum Lacey Chabert rang in the New Year by becoming a party of two. The actress, who also played Gretchen Wieners in Mean Girls, got married over the holidays, she announced on Twitter. Although she didn't reveal the identity of her husband, she called him her "best friend & love of my life." I'm starting off 2014 as a Mrs! Over the holidays, my best friend & love of my life...we became husband & wife! #soblessed #love — Lacey Chabert (@IamLaceyChabert) January 3, 2014 Fans have been responding to the news by quoting Chabert's Mean

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- Hilary Lewis

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Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson Settle Lawsuit Over Use of 'A-Team' Images

3 January 2014 2:30 PM, PST

The switch is being turned off on a lawsuit with a lot of star power. In March, 2013, Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson together sued two home cinema companies -- Vutec Corporation and First Impression Theme Theaters -- alleging that their images were used in the course of an advertising and marketing campaign. The defendants used a screenshot of the duo from the action film The A-Team to promote a big projection screen. On Thursday, the parties revealed that they had settled the case. Although the dispute didn't result in any significant rulings on the path to resolution, there was the hint of

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- Eriq Gardner

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Tech Billionaires Saw Net Worth Soar in 2013 (Report)

3 January 2014 1:32 PM, PST

Some of Hollywood's favorite moguls saw their net worth soar in 2013. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg and Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin all posted increases, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world's 300 wealthiest individuals. Musk, head of the electric-car company popular with stars like Morgan Freeman and will.i.am, had the biggest percentage gain in his net worth by a self-made billionaire, a 233 percent boost. The billionaire added $5.6 billion to his fortune. Story: Mark Zuckerberg Sells $2.3 Billion of Facebook Stock

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- Hilary Lewis

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Box Office Milestone: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Reaches $400 Million Domestically

3 January 2014 12:48 PM, PST

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continues to light up the box office, reaching the $400 million mark at the domestic box office Friday. Lionsgate's Ya adaptation starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson earned $1.7 million on Thursday night to bring its domestic cume to $400.1 million in just 42 days. The previous film in the franchise, The Hunger Games, took 80 days to reach the same milestone after opening in March 2012. Story: Box Office: The 20 Most Profitable Films of 2013 Directed by Francis Lawrence, the sequel is the fifth fastest film ever to hit the $400

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- Rebecca Ford

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Seth Meyers' 'Late Night': Fewer Songs, More Sketches and Politics

3 January 2014 12:37 PM, PST

As Seth Meyers prepares to make the jump from Saturday Night Live's popular "Weekend Update" segment to taking over from Jimmy Fallon as the host of NBC's Late Night on Feb. 24, he's nailing down what kind of host he wants to be. Exclusive: 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' Taps 'Piers Morgan' Alum as Top Booker "I like that everyone before me has established this as a place to try things out," Meyers told Time magazine of Late Night. "It's 12:35 at night. You can do crazy stuff." What sort of "crazy stuff" will he do? For starters:

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- Ashley Lee

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Silicon Beach Boom Hits the Playa Vista Housing Market

3 January 2014 12:28 PM, PST

With the second and final phase of Playa Vista development well underway, the 1,000-acre area bordered by Culver City, Westchester and Marina del Rey, is poised to offer what might be L.A.’s best live-work commute. The Campus at Playa Vista, as its 3 million-square-foot office space area is known, already houses the likes of YouTube, Facebook, Belkin and ad agencies like 72andSunny on the eastern side of the 1.3 mile area once controlled by Howard Hughes. On the western edge are some 3,100 residences that started construction in 2001 and were

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- Alexandria Abramian

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Brad Pitt Charity's Post-Hurricane Katrina Homes Rotting (Report)

3 January 2014 12:24 PM, PST

Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation built 100 energy-efficient homes in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward to house victims of Hurricane Katrina. However, some of the new structures are rotting, according to a new report. Photos: Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Hit the Red Carpet About 30 homes have decks and stairs built with a glass-infused wood product called TimberSIL, according to The Advocate. The material is advertised as offering "an effective barrier in lumber to rot, decay and common wood problems without using toxic ingredients," and it is then ready to be mulched and composted after its

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- Ashley Lee

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Jennifer Hudson Gifts Assistant With a New Home, Reaction Goes Viral

3 January 2014 11:26 AM, PST

Jennifer Hudson has gone viral, thanks to a generous holiday gift. Photos: 'American Idol' Season 13 Ad Campaign Champions the Everyman The singer-actress and American Idol alum posted a video to her Instagram account that captured the response of her assistant, Walter Williams, upon receiving the present -- a new home. After reading the front page of what appears to be a deed, Williams drops the packet of papers and screams in surprise. He then enthusiastically hugs Hudson, who had run away from him to the couch after he squealed. "My assistant Walter's reaction when he found out I was

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- Ashley Lee

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WGA Boosts Oscar Contenders Like 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'Lone Survivor' (Analysis)

3 January 2014 11:20 AM, PST

This morning, the Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for the 66th WGA Awards. The five nominees for best adapted screenplay are August: Osage CountyBefore MidnightCaptain PhillipsLone Survivor; and The Wolf of Wall Street. And the five nominees for best original screenplay are American HustleBlue JasmineDallas Buyers Club; Her; and Nebraska. The winners will be revealed at two simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on Feb. 1. The announcement from the WGA, a major guild with some 12,000 members (between WGA-West and WGA-East), brought especially good news for a couple of films. Dallas Buyers Club,

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- Scott Feinberg

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NHL Sets Eyes on Hollywood With Dodger Stadium Game

3 January 2014 11:12 AM, PST

Ann Arbor, Michigan -- The NHL has never played a regular season outdoor game west of the Mississippi river, but the league will be front and center in Los Angeles when it partners with NBC Sports to take hockey to Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25.  "What a perfect combination: the Hollywood stars, the hockey stars, under the stars. It is the perfect hat trick," NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network executive producer Sam Flood told The Hollywood Reporter about the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks regular season game. The game is a gamble since the Coors Light stadium

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- Etan Vlessing

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Disney Moves 'Star Wars' Comics License to Marvel

3 January 2014 10:35 AM, PST

Surprising few, Lucasfilm announced today that, beginning in 2015, Marvel Entertainment will be granted exclusive rights to Star Wars comics and graphic novels, the first time in more than 20 years that the license has moved away from Dark Horse Comics. Marvel published the first Star Wars comic in March 1977 -- months ahead of the original movie's opening in movie theaters -- before going on to publish a monthly comic based on the franchise for nine years, in addition to spinoffs for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi sequels, as well as Ewoks and Droids cartoon shows. Story:

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- Graeme McMillan

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Morrissey Writing Second Book, New Album

3 January 2014 10:23 AM, PST

Morrissey has a busy 2014 ahead. The musician announced that he is currently writing his first novel and is about to record a new album. He takes his first foray into fiction after releasing Autobiography last year, saying the title "has been more successful than any record I have ever released." When asked by a fan whether he would ever attempt the format, he answered to the fansite True To You, "Yes, I am midway through my novel. I have my hopes." Story: Accounts of Morrissey's Homosexual Relationship Edited Out of U.S. Autobiography Release The former Smiths

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- Ashley Lee

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Coroner: Paul Walker Porsche Hit 100-Plus mph Before Crash

3 January 2014 10:07 AM, PST

The Porsche Carrera Gt in which Paul Walker was a passenger was traveling faster than 100 mph when the car's driver lost control and crashed, according to the final report from the L.A. County Coroner's Office issued Friday. According to an L.A. Sheriff's Department investigation of the crash, the red sports car, driven by Roger Rodas, was headed east on Hercules Street "at an unsafe speed, approximately 100+ mph," when Rodas lost control "for unknown reasons" and the car partially spun, hitting a curb, a tree and a light post. That impact spun the car around another

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- Paul Bond, Erik Hayden

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Best of 2013: 10 Top Music Videos of the Year

3 January 2014 10:00 AM, PST

The standard for music videos was upped in 2013. From Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" and Beyonce's surprise "visual album" release to Pharrell Williams' innovative 24-hour music video, touted as the first of its kind, and Arcade Fire's live  The Hollywood Reporter runs down 10 of the top music videos of 2013. Arcade Fire, "Afterlife (Live)" Arcade Fire's music video for the Reflektor track was directed live by Her helmer Spike Jonze during the frenetic YouTube Music Awards in November. Featuring a dancing Greta Gerwig with frontman Win Butler singing in the background, the idea was to create new

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- Philiana Ng

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