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Jodie Foster's George Clooney Thriller Lands at TriStar

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TriStar Pictures has beat out several other studios to finance and distribute Jodie Foster's thriller Money Monster, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film will star George Clooney. Photos 'Monuments Men' Premiere: George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett Take Manhattan The project — particularly timely given the lingering economic problems plaguing the nation — centers on a TV personality dubbed the money guru of Wall Street (Clooney). When a man loses all of his family's money on a bad tip, he holds the anchor and his entire show hostage on air, threatening to kill him if he does not get the

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- Tatiana Siegel

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Fox News' Gregg Jarrett Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct Following Airport Arrest

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Minneapolis — A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers. Gregg Jarrett, 59, entered his plea by petition and didn't appear in Hennepin County District Court. His attorney didn't immediately return a message seeking comment. Photos Cable News' Biggest Hirings, Firings and Moves of 2013 Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said Jarrett's plea was put on hold for a year and will be thrown out if he doesn't commit the same or similar offenses and if he abides

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Joaquin Phoenix in Negotiations for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

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Joaquin Phoenix is in negotiations to star in Marvel StudiosDoctor Strange. It's unclear if the actor will accept the role, but a source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the deal is further along than just the offer stage, as has been reported.  Scott Derrickson is directing the Marvel feature about the former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme -- the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. Doctor Strange, who made his first appearance in the Marvel Universe more than 50 years ago, was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the pages of Strange Tales No. 110. If the deal closes, it would

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- Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit

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Kristen Stewart's Former Home Up for Sale Again

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This story first appeared in the Aug. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. In 2013, Jules Stewart refused to attach daughter Kristen's moniker when selling the star's childhood home, listing it for $1.75 million with zero hype. Photos All in the Show Biz Family: Musical Offspring and Their Famous Parents It's a unique Woodland Hills, Calif., house: Script supervisor Jules (who also manages Kristen) painted Alice in Wonderland murals and even an outdoor chessboard on concrete. But she unloaded it for only $1.2 million. The buyers have done a major redo, removing the murals but keeping the chessboard.

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- Merle Ginsberg

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Bryan Singer Dismissed from UK Teen's Sex Abuse Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Bryan Singer has been dismissed from the federal teen sex abuse case brought against him by an anonymous British actor. "We are pleased the case was dismissed," the director's attorney Marty Singer tells The Hollywood Reporter. The case was filed in May in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against the X-Men director by an actor identified only as "John Doe." Singer filed a motion to dismiss several weeks ago, claiming that there was no legal basis for the suit and that it was improperly brought. Jeffrey Herman, the attorney for the plaintiff, did not respond to a request for comment

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- Austin Siegemund-Broka

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'Magic in the Moonlight': What the Critics Are Saying

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For his latest romp around the European countryside, Woody Allen whisks moviegoers away to 1920s southern France for a frothy romantic comedy starring Emma Stone as Sophie, a cheery American with supposedly incredible psychic powers, and Colin Firth as Stanley, the arrogant English stage magician who sets out to debunk her credibility. Photos 'Magic in the Moonlight': Emma Stone, Colin Firth and Anna Wintour Hit the New York Premiere The Sony Pictures Classics specialty box office title hits 17 theaters in select cities, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C., on Friday. Read what top critics

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- Jenna Robbins

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Comic-Con: See 'Walking Dead's' Norman Reedus and Gale Ann Hurd as the Men in Black (Video)

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Producer Hurd, 58, has been a genre mainstay for decades thanks to Terminator, Aliens and, now, AMC's The Walking Dead. Reedus, 45, is a crucial member of Dead's non-zombie ensemble. Do you get to hit the convention floor? Have you ever gone in disguise? Reedus: The last time I went, Steven [Yeun, who plays Glenn on Dead] went as Spider-Man and I went as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. I think people caught on to us. Photos Titans of Comic-Con: Stars Re-Create Classic Characters   What are fans like when they meet you? Hurd: Incredibly respectful because no

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- Lesley Goldberg

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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Wins Steady Thursday

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Big Brother logged yet another win on Thursday night, averaging a steady 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. Fox nabbed second place for the night with the finale of Hell's Kitchen (1.7 adults), even with last week but down 19 percent from the last season-ender. Gang Related (0.8 adults) was also even. The entire NBC lineup was even with last week, starting with the summer finale of Hollywood Game Night (1.1 adults). Welcome to Sweden (0.8 adults), Working the Engels (0.6 adults) and Last Comic Standing (1.1 adults) followed.  Over on

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- Michael O'Connell

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Remembering the Real James Brown (Video)

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“What does it take for a man to get true recognition in this country?” James Brown once asked during a meeting with former New York mayor Ed Koch. “What does it take for a black man to totally succeed? The year was 1979 and I was on the James Brown beat, following him around New York whenever he came to town. Photos How 'The Help' Was Cast “Wouldn’t you say you’ve totally succeeded?” the larger-than-life mayor inquired. “No, sir,” Brown responded humbly. “But aren’t you one of the most noted, accomplished people in your field?” “So was

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- Steve Bloom

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M. Night Shyamalan Talks Shift to TV With Fox Mini 'Wayward Pines'

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M. Night Shyamalan marks his TV debut with Fox miniseries Wayward Pines, an event series with an all-star cast that has already been compared to Twin Peaks. The mini, set for 2015, will make its debut on Friday at Comic-Con in San Diego, where it will screen for fans as part of the network's offerings. The 10-episode drama is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Blake Crouch and is described as a thriller in the vein of Twin Peaks. The project revolves around Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon), a Secret Service agent who

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Comic-Con: See Tricia Helfer and Zachary Levi as 'Princess Bride's' Buttercup and Westley (Video)

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It was NBC's Chuck that brought Levi, 33, to Comic-Con, and he loved the experience so much that he decided to launch his own mini-convention, Nerd HQ (which hosts panels, parties and raises money for charity). As a member of the Battlestar Galactica cast -- and currently in production on Syfy's new Ascension -- the 40-year-old Helfer's Comic-Con bona fides are solid. Do you have a disguise you have to wear if you're walking the floor? Levi: I think I maybe tried to walk the floor one year. If you stop at all, if just one person is

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- Marc Bernardin

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Comic-Con Exclusive: Cartoon Network Renews 'Adventure Time,' 'Regular Show,' 3 More

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Cartoon Network is bringing good news for five of its animated series hosting panels at this week's San Diego Comic-Con: renewals. The cable network is poised to announce renewals for animated series Adventure Time, Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence at their respective panels at the annual geek convention, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Photos Titans of Comic-Con: Stars Re-Create Classic Characters Emmy-winning series Adventure Time and Regular Show will each return for their seventh seasons; Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe will each be back for sophomore runs; and rookie Clarence has been granted

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Comic-Con: 'Walking Dead' Creator's 'Outcast' Gets Pilot Order at Cinemax

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Cinemax is moving forward with Outcast, the dramatic adaptation of The Walking Dead creator's new exorcism comic. Robert Kirkman, who created the comics that the AMC drama is based on, announced that Cinemax has picked up Outcast to pilot on Friday via Twitter, writing "Demons are the new zombies" before thanking partners Cinemax and Fox International Channels. With several shows in development, this marks his first pilot. Photos 'The Walking Dead's' Most Shocking Deaths Cinemax landed Outcast after a multiple-network bidding war in November, handing out a script commitment with a large penalty attached. The comic and potential series

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- Lesley Goldberg

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'Project Greenlight' Now Accepting Submissions

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Attention filmmakers, the revived Project Greenlight is now accepting submissions. The fourth season of the reality series executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, returning to HBO almost 10 years after its last season aired on Bravo, is looking for a first-time director to film a “Hollywood-vetted” script with an experienced cast and crew. Oh, and the whole filmmaking process will be chronicled for the show. Photos Ben Affleck at 40: Portraits of 'Argo's' Leading Man, Director and Oscar-Baiting Auteur Filmmakers can submit a three-minute short film at the Project Greenlight website through Aug. 8 for

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- Hilary Lewis

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Robert Downey Jr.'s 'The Judge' to Open Toronto Film Festival

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The Toronto International Film Festival is to open its 2014 edition with David Dobkin’s family drama The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. The Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures release was earlier this week booked for a world premiere in the Special Presentations sidebar, but at week's end was promoted to the plum opening night slot. “The stars aligned and we are thrilled to announce that we will kick off the festival with The Judge,” said Piers Handling, director and CEO of the Toronto festival, in a statement Friday about the studio film. “David

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- Etan Vlessing

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Emmys: Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox and 8 More Breakthrough Contenders

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Race: Directing For A Comedy Series Breakthrough Contender Jodie Foster In 2013, Modern Family helmer and Friends veteran Gail Mancuso quietly made history as the first broadcast TV woman to win this category. She is back in the race this year, joined by newly minted TV director Jodie Foster, who is nominated for helming the Orange Is the New Black episode "Lesbian Request Denied." Sure, voters can't help but gush over Oscar winners, but Foster's inclusion -- the first female directing nominee for a one-hour comedy contender -- "is an indicator that the playing field for women in comedy [is

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- Stacey Wilson

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Jennette McCurdy on 'Sam & Cat' Cancellation: 'I'm Not Apologizing. Don't Need To'

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Nearly two weeks after Nickelodeon canceled Sam & Cat — and Ariana Grande posted a lengthy statement on Facebook — co-star Jennette McCurdy has finally spoken about the end of the Dan Schneider comedy. Photos Saying Goodbye: TV Shows Ending During 2014-15 Season In contrast to Grande's thoughts of gratitude to the cast (without mentioning McCurdy directly), crew and fans, and her explanation for how she looked up to her onscreen character as a role model, McCurdy's reflection, posted to Reddit on Thursday, reads more as a defense. In fact, her opening lines read, "I am not a role model. I don't claim to be, I don't try to be, and

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- Ashley Lee

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BSkyB Analysts Discuss European Pay TV Deal, Stock Drops

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London – Analysts on Friday discussed the financial details of a long-expected deal announced in the London morning hours that will see Britain's BSkyB acquire Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox for $9.1 billion to form a pan-European pay TV giant. Rupert Murdoch's Fox will retain a 39 percent stake in BSkyB. Analysts mostly focused on the financial flexibility for BSkyB after the deals, including its ability to big for English Premier League soccer rights next year when British telecom giant BT is expected to once again bid aggressively. BSkyB in the most recent

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- Georg Szalai

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Figure Skater Michelle Kwan Appears in Ad for Husband's Political Campaign (Video)

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Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan has taken her talents from the ice to the campaign trail. The five-time world champion is part of a 30-second ad for her husband, Clay Pell, in his political bid to become the next governor of Rhode Island, with the aim of reaching out to female voters. Photos U.S. Soccer's Tim Howard and 13 Other Athletes Who Suddenly Became Stars "One of the reasons I'm so excited about my husband Clay Pell's candidacy is because Clay is committed to a women's equality agenda that strengthens protection for women in areas like pay

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- Debbie Emery

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' Stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson Talk 'Sexual Acrobatics' (Video)

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One day after NBC’s Today steamed up morning TV screens with the debut of the first trailer for the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey, the show got viewers hot and bothered again, taking them behind the scenes of the hotly-anticipated film. NBC’s Natalie Morales visited the movie’s Vancouver set, observing a day of filming at the Fairmont Hotel, including some key elevator scenes, and talking to stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and author E.L. James about the film's explicit sex and their characters. James reassured fans that the book’s racy moments won’t be less risque on

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- Hilary Lewis

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