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Mel Brooks Voicing Dracula's Father in 'Hotel Transylvania 2'

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Comic legend Mel Brooks has joined the voice cast of the Sony's animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2. Brooks will voice the role of Vlad, the ancient, undead and grumpy father to the Adam Sandler-voiced Dracula. Read more Mel Brooks Gets Street Named After Him: "People Are Going to Walk All Over Me" The follow-up to the 2012 hit involves Vlad arriving at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together. The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning Brooks takes on the role 40 years after helming Young Frankenstein, saying of his new role, "I’m having a wonderful time

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Former Canadian Radio Host Jian Ghomeshi Arrested on Assault Charges

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Former Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested on four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance, or choking. The Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes unit on Wednesday said Ghomeshi surrendered to police and is expected to appear in court in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon. The charges follow Toronto police launching an investigation into Ghomeshi after nine women came forward to Canadian media outlets with allegations of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Ghomeshi was fired by the CBC on Oct. 26 amid a media storm after he presented evidence to the pubcaster, thought to be texts,

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- Etan Vlessing

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Darren Wilson Hints He's Leaving Ferguson Police Force in ABC News Interview

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On Wednesday morning, ABC News aired the final portion of the interview George Stephanopoulos conducted with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, whom a grand jury recently decided not to indict for the shooting death of Michael Brown. And in this last clip, Wilson hinted that his days as a police officer are over. After Wilson spoke in past tense about his time with the Ferguson police department, Stephanopoulos asked if that means he won't be a police officer again. Read more Darren Wilson Tells George Stephanopoulos He Feared For His Life "Do you really think it's possible? I mean, you

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- Hilary Lewis

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Michael Brown's Mom Doesn't "Believe a Word" of Ferguson Cop's Account of Shooting

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The parents of Michael Brown Jr. hit the morning shows on Wednesday to discuss the grand jury's decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson, and the violent aftermath in Ferguson. Read more Darren Wilson Hints He's Leaving Ferguson Police Force in ABC News Interview "Our son is gone and we're dealing with it, but there are other families that went through the same situation, and we all just want change. ... We've just been disrespected all around," said father Michael Brown Sr. while on CBS This Morning. To the grand jury, he'd say, "Why did you choose to wake up with

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- Ashley Lee

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'Penguins of Madagascar': What the Critics Are Saying

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Penguins of Madagascar, out Wednesday and with a voice cast of John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom McGrath, Werner Herzog, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon and Christopher Knights, follows the fun foursome of secret agents that offered comical scenes in the previous Madagascar installments as they finally gets their own feature. See more 'Penguins of Madagascar' Secret-Agent Backstory Revealed in New Trailer The 20th Century Fox title, co-directed by Eric Darnell (the three previous Madagascar films) and Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie), is one of many family films hitting the holiday box office this season, and is expected to post a solid

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- Ashley Lee

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'Horrible Bosses 2': What the Critics Are Saying

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Horrible Bosses 2, out Wednesday, follows up on the hapless worker drones in 2011's ribald comedy as they discover their entrepreneurial inspiration and seeking to become CEOs themselves — but at a price. The New Line and Warner Bros. sequel — starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz and Kevin Spacey and directed by Sean Anders — is expected to gross $35 million to $40 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. See more 'Horrible Bosses 2': Jennifer Aniston Simultaneously Seduces the Trio in New Trailer Read what top critics are saying about Horrible

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- Ashley Lee

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Nielsen's Plan to Measure Netflix, Amazon Prime Viewership: 3 Key Takeaways

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This story first appeared in the Dec. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Nielsen surprised many with the Nov. 19 reveal that ratings for streaming TV (Netflix and Amazon Prime) are coming in December. The announcement also created a lot of confusion. See more The Faces of Fall TV Three key takeaways: 1. Only A Few Will See Them Is it now possible to gauge how many Netflix subscribers are watching House of Cards? Yes. Will a lot of people see those numbers? Not likely. The new measurement is strictly "opt in," which means that the only parties

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- Michael O'Connell

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Emily Blunt: I Saved Meryl Streep's Life During 'Into the Woods' Shoot

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There are hazards to playing a witch, as Meryl Streep learned on the set of Into the Woods. Emily Blunt, who co-stars with Streep in the film, was a guest on the Late Show on Tuesday, where she told David Letterman that her quick reflexes during the musical's shoot saved the acting legend from serious injury.  "Meryl Streep's foot got caught in her cape, and we just started to watch her slowly topple headfirst toward the concrete floor," Blunt said.  Read more Disney Musical 'Into the Woods' Swoops Into Awards Season — How Far Can It Go? Blunt

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Johnny Depp on Career Expectations: I've Learned to "not Give a F—"

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Johnny Depp is Ok if his career choices don't please everybody. The Into the Woods actor told Details that he admires his late friend Marlon Brando for eventually deciding he "just didn't give a f—." However, adopting this way of thinking wasn't easy, said Depp.  Watch more Johnny Depp's Bizarre, Curse-Filled Speech at Hollywood Film Awards "First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work," Depp said. "Then, you get to where you care so f—ing much that it gets goddamn beleaguering, you know?" Depp,

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Spotify 2013 Operating Loss Widens, Revenue Rises

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Music streaming service Spotify late Tuesday reported a wider operating loss for 2013 despite higher revenue amid continued spending on its global expansion. The Swedish company, led by CEO Daniel Ek, ended 2013 with 36 million active users, with more than 8 million of them being paying subscribers. Since then, it has grown to 50 million active users, with 12.5 million paying subscribers, the company said recently. Read more ‎Spotify’s Plan for 50 Million Homes Amid continued investment in expansion, as well as marketing and product development, the privately-held company's operating loss for 2013 amounted to $116 million

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- Georg Szalai

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‘Theory of Everything’ to Open Dubai Film Festival

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James Marsh’s Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, which has drawn significant Oscar buzz, will kick off the Dubai International Film Festival on Dec. 10. Festival organizers on Wednesday unveiled the full lineup for the 11th edition of the eight-day event, which they confirmed would close on Dec. 17 with the star-studded Into the Woods. As previously announced, Lee Daniels will be heading up the jury for the main feature competition, while Into the Woods star Emily Blunt will lead the jury for the Iwc Filmmaker Award. Read more Dubai Festival Adds Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman Films

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Dustin Hoffman: Judi Dench Is a "Scrumptious-Looking Woman"

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Dustin Hoffman has confessed he has a crush on Esio Trot co-star Judi Dench and would love to make a romantic film with her.  Speaking at a screening of the BBC adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic in London, the Mirror reported that Hoffman, 77, described Dench, 79, as "a scrumptious-looking woman." Read more Weinstein Co. Takes 'Roald Dahl's Esio Trot'‎ for U.S. The Graduate star also said he'd seen all of Dench's early performances online before adding, "I said to Judi, 'If I met you then, I wouldn't have let you get away.' There must be

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- Abid Rahman

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Angelina Jolie Says Taxes Could Prevent Her From Getting U.K. Property

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Angelina Jolie, a regular U.K. dweller due to shoots such as Maleficent at London’s Pinewood Studios, has said that proposals for a so-called "mansion tax" could keep her from buying a property in Britain amid recent reports that she had looked at an apartment in London. Speaking to Channel 4 News to promote the film Unbroken, which had its U.K. premiere in London on Tuesday, Jolie said that she was "quite fond" of Britain and signaled an interest in possibly getting a place there. "I have lived here before, and in the future I think it would

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- Alex Ritman

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'Lucy' Helps Boost EuropaCorp's First-Half Profit

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Blockbuster Lucy helped boost EuropaCorp’s financials for the first half of its fiscal year, with director Luc Besson’s Paris-based “mini-major” studio reporting a 46 percent gain in net profit over the year-ago period to $122 million (€98 million). The firm cited the French box-office and international sales strength of the sci-fi thriller. Lucy, which dominated multiplexes around the world this summer, will continue to haul in cash for the company, which noted that the full benefit of its international success was not reflected in the latest results and will be accounted for in future quarters. The

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- Rhonda Richford

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Indian Court Suspends Comedy Central for Six Days

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This ain't no laughing matter. Comedy Central India will be off the air for six days starting Wednesday following an order by the Delhi High Court. The judgment upheld a ban first issued last year by India's Information and Broadcasting Ministry against the channel for airing content considered "offensive." Comedy Central India is run by Viacom18 Media, a joint venture between Viacom and Indian broadcasting group Network 18. Read more Viacom's India Partner Network18 Acquired by Reliance Industries Last year's suspension was issued after the ministry objected to episodes of Stand Up Club and PopCorn TV, which aired in

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- Nyay Bhushan

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L.A.'s Ferguson Protestors Swarm Downtown

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Protesters of the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., hit Los Angeles for the second day in a row. Protesters marched on Beverly Hills and the downtown L.A. area, where they remained largely peaceful, though at times they stood on police cars, reports Ktla.  The protesters headed to Los Angeles Police Department building downtown, where they continued to demonstrate, with some throwing bottles at police. One police officer was being examined after being hit with a bottle. Later, protesters ran onto the 101 freeway near downtown, blocking traffic in both directions. Los Angeles Police Department officers cleared the

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Palm Springs Film Fest: Richard Linklater to Receive Visionary Award for 'Boyhood'

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Boyhood writer-director Richard Linklater will receive this year's Sonny Bono VIsionary Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival's 26th annual Psiff Awards Gala on Jan. 3. The fest will run Jan. 2-12. Previous recipients of Psiff's Sonny Bono Visionary Award include Oscar-winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino and Michel Hazanavicius. See more Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films   “Richard Linklater’s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed Boyhood, a one-of-a-kind epic undertaking shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast,” Psiff chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement. “For

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- Scott Feinberg, Hilary Lewis

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'Night Before' Oscars Party Moving to Fox Lot

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One of Oscar season's glitziest events is getting a new home. The venerable Night Before fundraiser party, held each year on the evening before the Academy Awards, will be held on the 20th Century Fox lot. The event, a benefit for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, was held since 2003 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but organizers revealed earlier this year that the party would be moved as part of a boycott of the hotel over its owner the Sultan of Brunei's controversial stance on gays. The brainchild of DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Night Before has raised

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Darren Wilson Tells George Stephanopoulos He Feared For His Life

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Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose shooting of Michael Brown sparked a national controversy, told ABC's George Stephanopoulos he feared for his life the August day he killed the unarmed teenager. Wilson said Brown was attempting to take his gun when he shot the teen for the first time. "I just felt the immense power that he had. And then the way I've described it is it was like a 5-year-old holding onto Hulk Hogan," Wilson said in a portion of the interview that aired Tuesday on World News Tonight with David Muir. "That's just how big this

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'The Voice': Top 8 Has Only One Blank Space, Baby

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Despite this week's enriching guest mentorship from Clive Davis, Diana Ross, Colbie Caillat, Christina Aguilera and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, two more singers were sent home from The Voice on Tuesday night after failing to collect enough support from voting viewers. (At least they got to gather with their loved ones in Los Angeles for a Voice Thanksgiving feast?) After a handful of performances — Adam Levine took the stage with his team for Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young," Pharrell Williams performed Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" with his singers, and a "permanently smiling"

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