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Alyssa Milano Chooses Motherhood Over ‘Mistresses,’ Will Not Return for Season 3

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Alyssa Milano announced on Wednesday that she will be leaving the ABC series “Mistresses” ahead of the show's third season. “After two wonderful seasons in Los Angeles, the studio has decided to shoot season three of ‘Mistresses’ in Vancouver, Canada for financial reasons,” Milano said in a statement posted on her personal blog. Also read: The Most and Least Liked Fall TV Actresses: Kerry Washington, Mariska Hargitay to Rachel Bilson, Tea Leoni “It's with a heavy heart that I have decided that I can't relocate,” Milano continued. “I have two babies under 4. Being a mother and wife comes first and I just. »


- Ryan O'Connell

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Christopher Nolan's ‘Interstellar’ to Open 2 Days Early on IMAX

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Christopher Nolan‘s “Interstellar” will blast off in IMAX theaters two days ahead of its wide release, co-producers Paramount and Warner Bros. said Wednesday. The space epic will be released nationwide on Friday, Nov. 7. Tickets went on sale Wednesday for the advance showings, which will be in more than 225 IMAX locations across the U.S. and Canada. Also read: Why ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel Won't Revolutionize the Way Movies Are Released “Interstellar” was shot using a combination of 35mm anamorphic film and 65mm IMAX film to maximize the crispness and clarity of the images. The advance engagements will highlight those formats and should build the. »


- Todd Cunningham

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Fox Home Entertainment Promotes Tedd Cittadine to VP of Digital Distribution

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has promoted Tedd Cittadine to senior vice president of digital distribution. Cittadine will oversee Fox's North American film and TV digital distribution business and will be responsible for growth of key digital clients and major cable, telecom and satellite distributors in the U.S. and Canada. He will report to Keith Feldman, Fox's president of worldwide distribution. Also read: Keith Feldman Named President of Worldwide Distribution at Fox Home Entertainment “Tedd has been instrumental in establishing our digital businesses in the North American marketplace, and his proven results and consummate experience will be valuable in the continued evolution and. »


- Gina Hall

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Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway Face Massive Tidal Wave in New ‘Interstellar’ Trailer (Video)

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Interstellar” will pit Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway against an extraterrestrial tidal wave — and it's scarier than any little green men that have populated the big screen in the past. A third theatrical trailer (above) for the upcoming Warner Bros. release directed by Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”) shows a bit more of the space adventure than audiences anxiously anticipating the science fiction film have seen before. Also read: Fall Movie Forecast: Can ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ and ‘The Hobbit’ Finale Save the Box Office? In one moment, McConaughey — who co-star Michael Caine describes in the trailer as “the best »


- Greg Gilman

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Showtime's ‘Shameless,’ ‘House of Lies’ and ‘Episodes’ to Return in January

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Mark Jan. 11 on your calendars, Matt LeBlanc fans. LeBlanc's Showtime comedy “Episodes” will return to the air on Jan. 11, the network said Wednesday, as will “Shameless” and “House of Lies.” See video: ‘The Giver’ Star Cameron Monaghan on ‘Shameless’ Season 5: Ian Will Move ‘Even Closer to the Edge’ “Shameless” will kick off the premiere night at 9 p.m., launching its fifth season. According to Showtime, the new season will find the Gallaghers, led by besotted patriarch Frank (William H. Macy) dealing with both the upside and downside of personal and urban renewal.  As their neighborhood begins a move »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘SNL’ Host Sarah Silverman Takes Credit for Sketches You Never Knew She Wrote (Video)

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Sarah Silverman will return to the “Saturday Night Live” stage after being fired from the late night series 20 years ago. Although there's no bad blood between Silverman and “SNL,” she does want people to know that she's the mastermind behind some of the show's most classic sketches. “I wrote a lot of the really big sketches. I did ‘Cowbell,’ ‘Cheerleaders,’ ‘The Californians,'” Silverman said in a new promo for Saturday's episode, taking credit for bits that she clearly had nothing to do with. “I played Sarah Palin. A lot of people actually thought I was Sarah Palin.” See video: Michael Che. »


- Ryan O'Connell

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Stephen Colbert Declares Football a ‘Christian Sport’ After NFL Muslim Controversy (Video)

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There's no room for Islam in the NFL, according to Stephen Colbert. “The Colbert Report” host shared his mock outrage over Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah, a Muslim, dropping to his knees and praying after scoring a touchdown on Monday Night Football. “A Muslim prayer in the end zone!” Colbert said while showing video from the game. “And even more shocking, I was allowed to play footage without the express written consent of the National Football League.” Also read: NFL's Abuse Scandal Kind of Screws Over League's New Chief Marketing Officer – And Crisis Not Diverted Abdullah was initially flagged for unsportsmanlike. »


- Ryan O'Connell

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New York Times Cuts 100 Newsroom Jobs, Shuts Down Opinion App

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The New York Times is cutting 100 jobs from its newsroom, as well as a smaller number of positions from its business operations, publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and chief executive Mark Thompson announced on Wednesday. In addition, the Times is shutting down its mobile app Nyt Opinion, because it was not attracting enough subscribers. Also read: NY Times Public Editor on Critic's Shonda Rhimes’ Angry Black Woman Remark: ‘Tone-Deaf and Out of Touch’ “The job losses are necessary to control our costs and to allow us to continue to invest in the digital future of The New York Times, but we know that they will. »


- Greg Gilman

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Ratings: ‘Utopia’ Evens Out; ‘Selfie,’ ‘Manhattan Love Story’ Get So-So Starts

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Fox's ambitious but ratings-challenged freshman reality show “Utopia” managed to stop the bleeding Tuesday night, pulling even with last Tuesday's broadcast, while ABC's new comedies “Selfie” and “Manhattan Love Story” premiered to lukewarm numbers. Meanwhile, NBC won the key demo for the night largely on the strength of “The Voice,” which held steady, while CBS was the most-watched network, according to preliminary numbers. Also read: Fox COO Joe Earley: Why He Isn't Panicking About Low-Rated Premieres “Utopia” scored a 0.8 rating/3 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, steady with the previous week, and had 2 million total viewers, a slight improvement over. »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘Big Brother’ Winner Dick Donato Reveals HIV Diagnosis on ‘Couples Therapy’

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Big Brother” Season 8 winner Dick Donato is HIV positive, and reveals his diagnosis on Wednesday's episode of “Couples Therapy” on VH1. People broke the news ahead of the latest episode of the reality series, on which he is joined by girlfriend Stephanie Rogness-Fischer and a number of other reality stars, including “The BachelorJuan Pablo Galavis. See video: Why Michael Stipe Was Afraid to Be Tested for HIV “Look, I get that I'm a reality-show villain, but for better or for worse, I have a platform. And I decided that it was time to just publicly say what I'm dealing with, »


- Greg Gilman

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Ben Affleck Flips After Jon Stewart Spoils Both ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Batman v. Superman’ (Video)

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Ben Affleck took Jon Stewart to task during his interview on “The Daily Show” Tuesday night. The Oscar-winning “Argo” director began his sit-down by confronting Stewart about his upcoming film “Rosewater,” which also takes place in Iran. “You directed a movie, right? Called ‘Rosewater?'” Affleck asked. “There's some Iran in that movie. You know I did a movie about Iran, right? I'm trying to think if there's a less babyish word than ‘copycat.'” Also read: ‘Gone Girl’ Reviews: Does David Fincher's Thriller Make Ben Affleck a Critically Acclaimed Killer? Affleck stars in the much-buzzed about upcoming movie “Gone Girl, »


- Ryan O'Connell

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Derek Jeter Launches Sports Website With Legendary Entertainment

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Derek Jeter is teaming up with Legendary Entertainment to build a new platform for sports stars to connect with fans directly, instead of talking through sports journalists or social media. The former Yankee, who ended his 20-season career on Sunday, announced The Players Tribune on Wednesday. Although the website is not fully operational yet, he says the ultimate goal will be changing “how athletes and newsmakers share information.” Also read: Derek Jeter '100 Percent Sure’ He Won't Come Back to Baseball “I'm not a robot. Neither are the other athletes who at times might seem unapproachable. We all have emotions. »


- Greg Gilman

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Jimmy Kimmel Makes Hollywood's Stoners Look Really Dumb (Video)

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Jimmy Kimmel made his audience think twice about embracing marijuana on Tuesday as the drug continues to climb higher toward acceptance across the country. In a segment called “Pot Quiz,” Kimmel had his crew wait outside a West Hollywood pot shop on Melrose Ave. to ask customers two quiz questions — one serious and one dumb. Also read: TV Reporter Who Quit on Air to Legalize Marijuana Crushes Crowdfunding Campaign Unfortunately for those arguing that regularly consuming marijuana does not kill brain cells, the stoners that made the hilarious cut (above) did not do too well on more serious questions, including “Who is. »


- Greg Gilman

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Christian Bale Is the Chosen One in New ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Trailer (Video)

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20th Century Fox released another trailer for Ridley Scott‘s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” on Wednesday, giving audiences another glimpse as Christian Bale as “the chosen one.” The preview (above) shows Bale's Moses standing up to Egyptian pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), who is as close as a brother, but more than willing to have Moses and his family killed. Also read: 9 Burning Fall Movie Questions: Will ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ be Blessed? Who Will Grinch Flinch? Luckily, Moses has God on his side, and this trailer gives the best preview yet of biblical elements like the burning bush and a parting sea, »


- Greg Gilman

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‘Stalker’ Review: CBS Drama Does Not Hate Women, It Loves Torture

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The first two minutes of CBS's new crime drama “Stalker” are horrific. An innocent woman is taunted, tortured and murdered by a masked man whose only desire is to see his victim writhe in agony and fear before she dies at his hand. Making matters worse, the attack is so realistic and gruesome that it feels like the show's writer and executive producer, Kevin Williamson, is reveling in the brutality. Little is left to the imagination as this twisted scene plays out not on cable or the big screen but broadcast television. Sure, one could argue that other primetime series such. »


- Mekeisha Madden Toby

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TheWrap's 2014 Innovators List: 11 Thought Leaders Who Are Changing Hollywood

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YouTube networks, Google Glass films and marketing movies using the secret sharing app, Whisper. Welcome to the new Hollywood. In our second annual Innovators List, TheWrap identifies the change agents who are thinking differently about the creation and distribution of entertainment.  We zeroed in on how some of the industry's biggest stars are rewriting the rules of film and television production. Enjoy the list, watch the video inteviews… and be sure to catch our Innovators Panel at The Grill on October 7 in Beverly Hills. See photos: 11 Leaders Who Are Changing Hollywood: TheWrap's Innnovators 2014 (Photos) Also read: TheWrap's Inaugural Innovators »

- Wrap Staff

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‘Angry Birds’ Voiced by Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Danny McBride

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Sony's animated “Angry Birds” adaptation should be hilarious with the immense comedic talent on board. The studio announced on Wednesday that Former “Saturday Night Live” star Jason Sudeikis will lead the voice cast as Red, the head of the Flock in the “Angry Birds” video game series created by Rovio Entertainment. Also read: ‘Angry Birds’ Movie in Safe Hands With Animation Veterans as Co-Directors Co-stars include Josh Gad as speedy Chuck, Danny McBride as the volatile Bomb, Bill Hader as a pig, Maya Rudolph as Matilda, and Peter Dinklage as the legendary Mighty Eagle. That's not all, either. Current “SNL »


- Greg Gilman

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‘Twilight’ Coming Back to the Screen as Five Original Facebook Short Films

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“Twilight” fans have had to settle for rereading Stephenie Meyer's books and rewatching the five films in the franchise to get their regular fix, but there is new content on the way for Twi-hards. Meyer has partnered with Lions Gate and Facebook to bring five new short films featuring “Twilight” characters to the screen. Also read: Netflix Launching Selective Facebook Recommendations “We think Facebook is a great way for us to introduce the world of ‘Twilight’ to a whole new audience while re-energizing existing fans,” Michael Burns, Lions Gate's vice chairman, told The New York Times. Five aspiring female directors will be selected. »


- Jason Hughes

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Leslie Mann and Mark McGrath First-Ever Grand Marshals for Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

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Hometown kids made good Leslie Mann (“The Other Woman“) and Mark McGrath (“Sharknado 2: The Second One”) have been named the first-ever Grand Marshals of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The Newport Beach natives will attend the 106th annual event's opening night on Dec. 17. The parade runs five consecutive nights. “We are incredibly honored to have Leslie Mann and Mark McGrath as Grand Marshals for this year's parade,” said Gary Sherwin, Newport Beach & Company president and CEO. “It has been thrilling to watch both of their successful careers throughout the years and how wonderful to have them »


- Jason Hughes

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MTV, ABC Family Get High Marks for Diversity From GLAAD — A&E, You Failed

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The network home of controversial “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson doesn't get high marks for inclusion of the Lgbt community? Shockingly enough, that appears to be the case. At least, that's what a new report from GLAAD says. The organization released its annual Network Responsibility Index on Wednesday, which rates Lgbt content on networks during the 2013-2014 season. And while the report contains good news for MTV, ABC Family and HBO, “Duck Dynasty” network A&E and History apparently have some work to do. Also read: GLAAD Finds Painfully Low Lgbt Representation in 2013 Films, Gives Two Studios Failing Grades First, »


- Tim Kenneally

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