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Tig Notaro to Star in Amazon Comedy From Louis C.K., Diablo Cody (Exclusive)

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Tig Notaro is ready to turn her life into a scripted comedy. The stand-up comedian — currently the subject of an HBO comedy special and Netflix documentary — is set to star in and co-write a semi-autobiographical comedy for Amazon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The untitled comedy, which has landed a pilot order at the streaming service, will be written by Notaro and Oscar winner Diablo Cody (Juno). Notaro and Cody will executive produce the single-camera entry alongside Louis C.K. The Notaro comedy hails from C.K.'s FX Productions-based Pig Newton banner.

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Tommy Lee Jones Joins Matt Damon in 'Bourne' Sequel

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Tommy Lee Jones is joining Matt Damon in the new Jason Bourne movie. Jones boards Universal's untitled Bourne sequel that already sees rising female star Alicia Vikander and Bourne franchise player Julia Stiles on the roll call. Paul Greengrass is directing the action thriller that is in pre-production as it stares down a July 29, 2016 release date. Plot details are being kept hazy as Bourne’s memory (but you can bet it will involve the former secret agent being on the run) but it is known that the script calls for an established actor in an authoritative bureaucratic role.

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- Borys Kit

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Oscars: Toronto Lineup Offers Clues About Venice and Telluride (Analysis)

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The announcement of the full lineup of the Venice Film Festival (Sept. 2-12) won't come until Wednesday and the Telluride Film Festival (Sept. 4-7) never reveals its selections until the day the fest gets underway. However, this year, for the second year in a row, it's possible to work backwards from the announcement of the first batch of selections for the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 10-20)  — since it classifies its films as world, international, North American or Canadian premieres — to figure out what's heading to the Lido and the Rockies, as well. Toronto has

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- Scott Feinberg

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Netflix Boss Defends Adam Sandler Deal: "He's an Enormous International Movie Star"

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Netflix isn't worried about Adam Sandler. Following the actor's box-office underperformance this past weekend with Pixels, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos defended the star Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's Summer Press Tour. Read More Critic's Notebook: 'Pixels’ Puts Final Nail in Adam Sandler's Creative Coffin "[I'm] thrilled," he said after being asked by The Hollywood Reporter how he felt about the streaming service's four-film deal with Sandler. "Not to give you a defensive answer, there. I definitely don’t have to defend Adam Sandler. The movie did $24 million domestically, $25 million internationally, and a third

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Netflix's 'Lilyhammer' Canceled After Three Seasons

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Netflix has canceled Lilyhammer after three seasons. The Steven Van Zandt drama's third season — which bowed in November on the streaming service — will be its last, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. "We're not going to continue with Lilyhammer, it's become a very economically-challenged deal because there's a partnership with the Norwegian broadcaster," Sarandos told THR. "It was very difficult to maintain the level of global exclusivity and control that we hope to with our shows with that show and the way it was structured with

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Cosby Rape Accusers' Photographer: "There Was a Lot of Intense Bonding" on Set

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L.A.-based artist Amanda Demme faced the challenge of her career when she was called to oversee one of the year's most controversial photo shoots. Also a prolific movie music supervisor (and widow of director Ted Demme), she says she didn't blink an eye when New York called this spring and asked her to shoot groups of women who claim they were raped and sexually abused by comedian Bill Cosby. The photographer details here how she pulled off multiple shoots for the cover story, how she used a "fine art" approach to capture her subjects, and why she hopes the women

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- Stacey Wilson Hunt

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Toronto: Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts' 'Demolition' to Open 2015 Festival

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The Toronto Film Festival unveiled its first selections Tuesday, with Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee's romance drama Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, set to open the event on Sept. 10. The 2015 edition of the festival will also host world premieres for Ridley Scott's The Martian, Roland Emmerich's Stonewall and Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong biopic The Program, starring Ben Foster as the disgraced cyclist. Those titles are among the first 13 features tapped to receive gala treatment at Roy Thomson Hall, with Matt Damon, Liam Hemsworth, Salma Hayek, Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Donald Sutherland and son Kiefer Sutherland,

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- Etan Vlessing

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China Box Office: 'Monster Hunt' Gobbles Up the Competition, Breaks More Records

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The box-office records keep tumbling in China as Monster Hunt gobbled up the competition for a second week and set a whole host of new markers for local films in the world's second-biggest movie market.  After taking the single day, single day for IMAX, opening day and opening weekend box-office records for a Chinese film, Monster Hunt took the record for the fastest local film to pass the symbolic 1 billion Rmb ($169 million) figure in domestic box office, passing that milestone in only eight days. Given its impressive opening and widespread buzz, it was only

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- Abid Rahman

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TV Ratings: Caitlyn Jenner's E! Show Draws 2.7 Million Viewers

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The long wait for I Am Cait ended Sunday night with the premiere of E!'s latest reality series — and while Caitlyn Jenner's first solo reality vehicle definitely popped, initial ratings might not be as high as many would have guessed. Per live-plus-same day Nielsen ratings, the first episode of I Am Cait brought an average audience of 2.73 million viewers. That's slightly stronger from a typical night-of showing from Keeping Up With the Kardashians. (Jenner's original E! entry hasn't topped 3 million night-of viewers since 2013.) Among those 2.73 million viewers, more

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- Michael O'Connell

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Netflix's Ted Sarandos Opens Up About 'Arrested Development,' 'Fuller House' and Adam Sandler

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Ted Sarandos got the TV industry's semi-annual press tour started Tuesday with a turn in the hot seat. Netflix's Chief Content Officer used the platform at the Television Critics Association summer event to plug his service’s remarkable growth, both in terms of original programming and cultural impact. Sarandos reminded the Beverly Hilton ballroom that in early 2013 his streaming service had just two shows, which he noted “was hardly enough to get [critics’] attention for very long.” Two and a half years later, he’s back on stage with 34 Emmy nominations and 475 hours of original fare to

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- Lacey Rose

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Major Layoffs to Hit Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity This Week as Bankruptcy Looms

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Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media is set to lay off as many as 50 employees this week (and possibly more) as the financially-embattled studio could file for bankruptcy as early as Wednesday, sources close to the company tell The Hollywood Reporter. The 11-year-old studio, which declined to comment, owes hundreds of million in debt and is scrambling to come up with the money before Wednesday. Kavanaugh has been unable to meet a number of payment deadlines, including another key deadline Monday, according to sources. In recent days, lenders have been working to strike an agreement whereby Kavanaugh exits

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- Tatiana Siegel, Pamela McClintock

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'The Bachelorette' Finale: Kaitlyn Bristowe Gets Engaged

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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Monday's finale of ABC's The Bachelorette.] After a turbulent season of The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe has made it to her final rose ceremony.  The episode began with Nick meeting Kaitlyn's family. Kaitlyn's mom said she was "totally shocked" to learn that Nick was one of Kaitlyn's final two guys, given that she didn't have a good impression of him from Andi Dorfman's season. However, with Kaitlyn imploring her mom to keep an open mind, she came around, calling him a "teddy bear" and giving him her approval.  Shawn also got to meet the family,

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Donald Trump's Lawyers Threaten Daily Beast With Lawsuit Over Ex-Wife's Alleged Sexual Assault Claims

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Donald Trump is riding high in the polls at the moment, but being the front-runner for the Gop nomination has increased scrutiny on his personal life and past.  Following his controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants, in particular accusing them of being "rapists," the focus has shifted to the time when Trump's ex-wife Ivana used the word "rape" to describe an incident between the then married couple in 1989. The Daily Beast reports that Ivana Trump's assertion of rape came up in the couple's blockbuster divorce case, which was tabloid fodder in the early '90s. Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen pushed back, telling

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- Abid Rahman

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