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Jerry Weintraub, Famed ‘Karate Kid,’ ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Producer, Dead at 77

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Jerry Weintraub, the legendary Hollywood producer and Emmy award winner, died at his home in Palm Springs, Ca. on Monday, according to TMZ. He was 77. His film credits include “The Karate Kid,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Nashville” and “National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation.” Weintraub’s 2014 climate change documentary “Years of Living Dangerously” netted him the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. The year prior he took home Outstanding Miniseries or Movie for “Behind The Candelabra.” More to come… »


- Matt Donnelly

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Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth Red and Ready to Rumble in ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ (Photos)

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The “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” Facebook page has compiled links to pictures of the cast donning war paint in new character posters, declaring, “The Revolution Is About All Of Us.” Various news outlets such as MTV, Yahoo! and Mashable have posted individual posters of cast members, which includes Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Primrose, Finnick, Cressida, Johanna and Boggs. Fans were quick to share the exclusive photos. Also Read: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks Gear Up in New Photo From 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” is the fourth installment of the franchise, set to hit theaters on November 20. The movie. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Lifetime Renews ‘UnREAL’ for Season 2

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Lifetime has renewed scripted series “Unreal” for a second season, the network announced Monday. Three episodes into its first season, the drama is averaging 4.8 million multiplatform views, according to the network. “UnREAL” is produced by A+E Studios and is executive produced by co-creators Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. “We couldn’t be more proud to bring back ‘UnREAL,'” said Liz Gateley, executive vice president and head of programming for Lifetime. “With authentically flawed characters, sharp storytelling and impeccable performances, this show is propelling our brand in a truly exciting direction — an unexpected and bolder Lifetime. We are thrilled to continue. »


- Daniel Holloway

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Amy Schumer Auditions for ‘Real Housewives’

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Amy Schumer wants to join the cast of Bravo’s “Real Housewives.” The specific city isn’t important. In a joke audition video posted to Bravo’s website, the “Trainwreck” star explains why she’d be a good addition to the show. “I am real, I’m in the house a lot. I’m not a wife, but I have had sex with a lot of married people,” she says. “I’m also a good candidate because I will move anywhere,” she says, offering to become a Real Housewife of Newark or Cincinnati. Also read: How Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck' »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘Scream’ Scares Up 6 Million Total Viewers With Debut

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MTV’s “Scream” terrified six million total viewers with three-day delayed viewing lifts, including 3.1 million viewers in the cable channel’s key 12-34 demographic. The premiere episode rose 45 percent in Nielsen’s Live Plus 3-Day numbers, earning a 1.4 rating in the main demo. The debut episode has been streamed 506,000 times to-date on MTV.com and the MTV app. All told, “Scream” now ranks as the most-watched new series premiere of the summer on cable with Millennials.  The premiere was the number-one cable telecast in its time period with both viewers 12-34 and 18-34. “This is a strong start for ‘Scream’ and, »

- Tony Maglio

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20th Century Fox, ‘Twilight’ Production Company Temple Hill Ink 2-Year Deal

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Twentieth Century Fox Television Studios has closed a two-year development deal with Temple Hill, through which Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey and Albert Page will contribute new projects to the studio. Temple Hill recently hired Page (pictured above) to head the banner’s TV division. Page, who was most recently vice president of Creative for Xbox Entertainment Studios, will handle all television development and production. Prior to the Microsoft position, Page was senior vice president of Development and Production for Mandeville Films and Television, where he helped develop “The Proposal” and “The Fighter.” The production company most recently produced the drama pilot “Rosewood” for Fox. »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Inside Out’ Brings Down ‘Jurassic World’ at Box Office in Final Figures

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Pixar Animation’s “Inside Out” has finally brought down the dinosaurs at the box office. Monday’s final figures show that the Disney family film finished the weekend with $29.7 million, and “Jurassic World” had $29.2 million. That reverses the order of their finish reported Sunday, which had Universal’s “Jurassic World” in the top spot with $30.9 million, just ahead of “Inside Out” with $30.1 million in second place. The Sunday numbers are based on the studios’ projections of Sunday grosses. It’s the latest chapter in what’s been a fun ride for two of the summer’s biggest hits, which have dominated the box. »


- Todd Cunningham

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Jeff Goldblum Celebrates July 4 With ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Teaser (Video)

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Jeff Goldblum celebrated the July 4 holiday by joining Facebook to post sneak peeks of “Independence Day: Resurgence,” the sequel to the 1996 alien-invasion blockbuster movie that also starred Will Smith and Bill Pullman. On this Independence Day, Goldblum posted a 12-second teaser video with an ominous warning: “We thought we wiped them out. The Resurgence is here. #Idr.” In his first post to the social media giant on July 2, Goldblum uploaded a photo of himself on set with his co-star Liam Hemsworth photobombing in the background. Also Read: Watch Liam Hemsworth, Vivica A. Fox Discuss 'Independence Day' Sequel Live From Set (Video) “So. »


- Kathy Zerbib

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins ‘The Good Wife’ as Series Regular

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is joining the cast of CBS’s legal drama “The Good Wife” as a new series regular for the show’s seventh season. The “Extant” star will play Alex, a calm, experienced hourly investigator, filling the void left by Archie Panjabi’s Kalinda, who left the show last season. Morgan previously starred in the History miniseries “Texas Rising” and the Starz series “Magic City.” “We’ve loved and admired Jeffrey Dean Morgan for years, and we were thrilled to hear that Julianna did too, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to join our troupe,” said »


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‘Ghostbusters’ Casts Andy Garcia, Cecily Strong, Michael K. Williams in Sony’s Paul Feig Reboot (Exclusive)

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Ghostbusters”  has landed itself a high profile politician in Andy Garcia — and another “Saturday Night Live” alum in Cecily Strong. The “Ocean’s Eleven” star has been cast as the Mayor of New York City in Paul Feig‘s franchise reboot for Sony Pictures, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth. Strong, currently on her “SNL” hiatus, will play an unconfirmed character. She also appears in this year’s Sundance darling “The Bronze” as well as McCarthy’s forthcoming “Michelle Darnell.” Also Read: 'Ghostbusters' Jumpsuits First Look: See Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy's »


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Stephen Colbert and the ‘Colbeard’ Join Jerry Seinfeld for “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” Season Finale (Video)

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In the season finale of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Stephen Colbert and host Jerry Seinfeld discuss the issue of manliness. “Who’s more feminine, you or your father?” Seinfeld asks the new “Late Show” host. “Well obviously, I am,” Colbert responds. Seinfeld also allows Colbert, who still sports the “Colbeard” he shaved off in June, to drive the car chosen for the episode, a  1964 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster. Colbert has a little difficulty managing the stick shift, telling Seinfeld, “If you can’t find it, grind it, my friend!” See video: Trevor Noah Talks 'Daily Show' Hosting Gig on Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians. »


- Joe Otterson

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Hillary Clinton to Give First Campaign TV Interview to CNN

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CNN has landed the first national TV interview with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton scheduled to air Tuesday. The former Secretary of State will sit down with senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar in Iowa City; the interview will air on “The Situation Room” at 5 p.m. Et. Clinton has been dogged by the media for weeks over limited media access. The issue reached unpleasing aesthetic levels over the weekend as a Clinton aide put up a rope line blocking journalists from coming near Clinton, who was walking in a parade. Also Read: Hillary Clinton to Ramp Up Media Exposure: 'America Will See More of. »


- Jordan Chariton

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Misty Copeland to Make Broadway Debut in ‘On the Town’

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Misty Copeland is slated to make her Broadway debut as Ivy Smith in the Tony-nominated musical revival “On the Town” this summer. Copeland, who made history last week when she was became the first African American to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, will play 12 performances of “On the Town,” from Aug. 25 through Sept. 6. She steps in for Megan Fairchild, a principal with the New York City Ballet who has played Ivy since the revival opened last fall. Also Read: Misty Copeland Named First African-American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater “We are so thrilled to have. »


- Kathy Zerbib

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Alison Brie Slays Salt-n-Pepa’s ‘Shoop’ in ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Preview (Video)

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Alison Brie makes jaws drop with her lip sync performance of Salt-n-Pepa’s “Shoop” in a preview clip for Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle.” The “Community” star gives a sexy performance of the ’90s female rap group’s hit song as host LL Cool and her “Bojack Horseman” co-star Will Arnett look on in awe. The first season of Spike’s surprise hit “Lip Sync Battle” returns from hiatus on Thursday, with new episodes airing weekly until the two-part season finale featuring “Empire’s” Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson on Aug. 20. Also read: 'Lip Sync Battle's' Queen »


- Reid Nakamura

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Shocker: Binge-Watching Leads to Depression; Americans See Average of 5 Movies a Year (Exclusive Infographic)

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Americans may want to rethink how they watch TV after taking a look at a shocking find featured on an infographic exclusive to TheWrap. In a mission to advise viewers on how to be happier watching TV in the summer, well-being site Happify compiled a list of interesting TV viewing habit statistics, which are based on “a decade’s worth of research” the site utilizes to create activities and games that “build skills for lasting happiness.” One surprising fact? Studies have found that watching the commercials keeps the enjoyment level high. Also Read: Hillary Clinton Says She And Bill Binge »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Is Raven-Symoné’s ‘View’ Hiring a Stroke of Genius TV Programming or Just Shameless Social Clickbait?

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After a polarizing start to her official co-host gig on “The View,” Raven-Symoné raises questions about ABC’s motives to install the former child actor as a panelist and how she truly relates to wide audiences. The 29-year-old was initially touted as a funky show business vet (she got her start at 3 years old on “The Cosby Show”) bringing a millennial perspective to the existing cast of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace. Yet since her debut, and on dozens of guest stints prior to landing the job, she has mostly enjoyed attention for her contrary, pot-stirring opinions as opposed. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Dustin Hoffman Disses the State of Film: It’s the Worst It’s Been in 50 Years

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Movies have taken a turn for the worst, according to two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman. The actor and filmmaker was speaking to The Independent when he slammed the modern state of cinema as “the worst.” “I think right now television is the best that it’s ever been and I think that it’s the worst that film has ever been,” Hoffman said. “In the 50 years that I’ve been doing it, it’s the worst.” Also read: Simon Pegg Thinks Comic Book Movies Are 'Kind of Dumbing Down' Cinema His frustration seems to stem from the industry veering away from financing quality dramas, »


- Greg Gilman

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Ratings: ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ Is Sunday’s Most-Watched Show Despite Double-Digit Demo Decline

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Sunday night belonged to Fox with the Women’s World Cup Final breaking U.S. soccer ratings records. Beyond the pitch, ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” was last night’s most-watched program, despite a 21 percent decline in the key 18-49 demographic. While the ABC game show bested “Big Brother” in total viewers at 9 p.m., the demo rating order was reversed for the hour. Like “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Big Brother” and “Battle Bots” also slipped by double digits in the main demo. Due to the nature of live sports, numbers for Fox are approximate. Final numbers will be released later by Fox Sports. »

- Tony Maglio

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Marco Rubio Blasts NY Times Over Anti-Cuban Hero Attack on Him

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Marco Rubio took on the New York Times Monday for a piece it ran titled “Marco Rubio Is Hardly a Hero in Cuba. He Likes That.” The story details Rubio’s unpopularity in Cuba, the country his parents were born. It seems the headline was changed at some point, originally dubbed a, the country his parents were born in. Originally published as ‘Little Affinity for Marco Rubio in Cuba, Despite Family Roots.” “Nyt follows up traffic tix & “luxury speedboat” stories with expose of Castro regime’s propaganda on me. #nicetry” Rubio tweeted. Also Read: Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, »

- Jordan Chariton

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Dave Grohl Plays Foo Fighters Show While Resting Broken Leg on Guitar Throne (Video)

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl proved, once again, that the show must go on. Grohl rocked a purple cast on a broken leg he suffered after a stage fall last month, and sat on a throne made out of guitars while performing for fans over the weekend. A 10-minute video filmed by a fan in the audience shows Grohl strumming his guitar while giving a play-by-play of the incident, starting from his fall (which he replayed on the stage’s monitors), all the way up to his hospital selfie. Also Read: Dave Grohl Breaks a Leg But Goes on With the Show The video was. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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