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Brad Pitt and Angelina Married in France

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After 10 years and six kids together, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have made it official. The AP reports that the Oscar-winning power couple got married on Saturday in an under-the-radar ceremony in France. The news giant says that a spokesperson for the pair confirmed the marriage. Also read: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to Star in Universal's Intimate Drama ‘By the Sea’ Pitt and Jolie first became a couple while working together in the 2005 action thriller “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, while Jolie had divorced actor Billy Bob Thornton in 2003. It was a union that. »


- Jordan Zakarin

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California Super-Sizes Its Film, TV Tax Credit Program

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It's payback time for the Golden State, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed off Wednesday on blockbuster legislation that super-sizes California's TV and film tax credit bill. “This will send a message to the entertainment industry and all of the other states and countries that California is open for business, and in a big way,” one of the bill's authors, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, told TheWrap. “We hope they'll realize the folly of trying to create artificial competition to try to steal our jobs, and that this will return the industry for good.” The measure calls for $330 million in incentives to be. »


- Todd Cunningham

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Shonda Rhimes to Make Acting Debut on ‘The Mindy Project’

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Shonda Rhimes has already made a huge name for herself as a showrunner, creator and producer. Now, she's slated to add actress to her list of achievements with an appearance on “The Mindy Project.” Also read: ABC Brands Shonda Rhimes Lineup Tgit or Thank God It's Thursday (Video) In an episode slated to appear early in the fall, Rhimes will play herself, according to media reports. No further plot details have been made available about the guest spot, which is in keeping with the secrecy Rhimes holds around her own show, “Scandal.” Rhimes has admitted to being a huge fan of both Mindy. »


- Jason Hughes

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‘Rosewater’ Review: Jon Stewart Gets Earnest With a Real-Life Story of Middle East Brutality

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Jon Stewart fans, here's the bottom line: Stewart's debut as a movie director, “Rosewater,” has little in common with his Emmy-winning day job as host of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” That's good in some ways, and not so good in others. “Rosewater,” which is expected to premiere at the Telluride Film Festival this week before screening at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, is a solid, quietly involving work about political turmoil in the Middle East, and the toll it takes on a free press. Like much of Stewart's work, it's smart and it points fingers in directions. »


- Steve Pond

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‘Friends’ Reunion: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow in Character on ‘Kimmel’ (Video)

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Jennifer Aniston didn't know what fan fiction was and she didn't seem to know what Jimmy Kimmel had in store for her. Touting his “Friends” fan fiction and convincing Aniston to read lines with him, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host staged a “Friends” reunion by bringing out her former co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. Also read: Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm and Will Ferrell Headlining ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ Telecast Clearly uncomfortable as the scene was unfolding, Aniston said that she had to draw the line at wearing a wig of her infamous hairstyle, “The Rachel.” She was already overwhelmed by Kimmel's painstakingly. »


- Jason Hughes

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John Lennon's Killer: ‘Sorry for Being Such an Idiot’

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The killer of John Lennon remains in prison after being denied parole for the eighth time last week. In the transcript of his hearing before the parole board, Mark Paul Chapman said, “I am sorry for being such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory.” Chapman shot and killed John Lennon outside the singer's apartment house in Manhattan on Dec. 8, 1980. He fired five shots, with four of them striking and killing the former Beatles member. He was sentenced to 20 years to life in 1981 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. Also read: John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole for. »


- Jason Hughes

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Netflix Tackles Politics in First French Original Series ‘Marseille’

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Netflix has had great success exploring American political intrigue with “House of Cards,” and now the streaming giant is setting its sights abroad with another series of political machinations, its first French Netflix original series, “Marseille.” Set across eight episodes, the story follows the mayor of the port city of Marseille facing an unexpected opponent in the upcoming election after 25 years in office; the man he chose as his heir. “‘Marseille’ stages a fight around revenge, animated by drug lords, politicians, unions and the political players of the city,” Netflix said in describing the show. Also read: Netflix Sounds Alarm Over. »


- Jason Hughes

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Beverly Hills Pd Investigating Black TV Producer's Claims of Mistreatment

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The Beverly Hills Police Department is looking into allegations of mistreatment brought forth by Charles Belk, TheWrap has confirmed. The freelance TV producer was detained for six hours on Friday after he was mistaken for a bank robbery suspect. Belk alleged via Facebook that the Beverly Hills Pd detained him without explanation at first. He also claimed officers didn't read him his Miranda rights. Belk said he was jailed for more than six hours without being allowed to make a phone call, listing other details like having his shoes and belt taken from him. “The whole incident kind of rattled. »


- Jason Hughes

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Disney Faces Even Larger Autism Lawsuit as Plaintiffs Could Nearly Triple

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A discrimination suit brought against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is seeking to add even more plaintiffs, nearly tripling in size, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday. Attorneys for the 26 plaintiffs in the lawsuit alleging disabled access issues at the company's various theme parks have asked for an amendment to add an additional 69 plaintiffs. Also read: Disney Files Patents for Use of Theme Park Drones Of the new potential plaintiffs, 36 are disabled, with the remaining 33 family members. The original suit was filed in April, and accused Walt Disney Parks and Resorts of violating the Americans With Disabilities »

- Jason Hughes

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New Book Claims Katie Couric Accused Diane Sawyer of Trading Sexual Favors for Stories

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Katie Couric is prone to low blows according to “The News Sorority,” an upcoming book from Sheila Weller that follows the career ascension of Couric, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour. However, an individual close to Couric disputes the claims against the newswoman. In one instance in Weller's book (from excerpts published by The Daily Beast), Couric had once quipped that Sawyer had performed oral sex to further her career. When Couric learns Sawyer bagged an interview with a 57-year-old woman who gave birth to twins, Couric allegedly said of Sawyer, “I wonder who she blew this time to get it. »


- Travis Reilly

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‘Wolverine’ Star Rila Fukushima Replacing Devon Aoki on ‘Arrow’

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Rila Fukushima will put the martial arts skills she honed on “The Wolverine” to good use. The Japanese model and actress has joined the upcoming season of “Arrow” in a major recurring role, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Also read: ‘Medium's’ David Cubitt Joining CW's ‘Arrow’ as Manhunter Yukushima will play the role of Tatsu Yamashiro, who will feature in the show's many flashbacks as a mentor to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell). Tatsu is a martial arts expert who wields a deadly blade called Katana, which also serves as her code name. Devon Aoki previously had been cast in. »


- Linda Ge

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Rob Marciano Says Goodbye to ‘Entertainment Tonight': ‘Weather Is My True Passion’

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Rob Marciano said goodbye to “Entertainment Tonight” on Wednesday with a smile. He is leaving his job as “Et” co-host to join ABC News’ “Weekend Good Morning America” as its new senior meteorologist. He will also join ABC News’ extreme weather team headed up by Ginger Zee. As part of the team, Marciano will appear across other ABC News properties. “The Insider's” Kevin Frazier will replace Marciano. Also read: ‘Et’ Co-Host Rob Marciano Heading to ‘Good Morning America’ (Exclusive) TheWrap was the first to report that Marciano would be leaving “Et.” During his farewell on Wednesday, Marciano confirmed TheWrap's report that Marciano wanted to. »


- Jethro Nededog

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Diane Sawyer Says Goodbye to ABC's ‘World News’ (Video)

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Diane Sawyer has said goodbye after a five-year run as anchor of ABC's ”World News With Diane Sawyer.” “ privilege it has been to sit in the anchor chair at ‘World News’ these years, the flagship broadcast of ABC, where Peter Jennings created a signature of such curiosity and courage,” an emotional Sawyer told viewers Wednesday at the end of her final broadcast. “It has been wonderful to be the home port for the brave and brilliant forces of ABC News around the world and to feel every single night you and I were in a conversation about the day together, »


- Travis Reilly

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‘The Originals’ Get Back in the Fight in New Season 2 Trailer (Video)

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Things are about to get even more explosive down in New Orleans. In a new trailer released for Season 2 of The CW's “The Originals,” Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is still mourning the loss of his daughter Hope, though he's still got a war to prepare and turns to an unlikely ally — former protege turned rival Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) — to help him. Also read: ‘Originals’ Producers Tease Return of Claire Holt's Rebekah in Season 2 Meanwhile, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) comes face to face with the Mikaelsons’ father, and Hayley is adjusting to life as a hybrid — “I've got a »


- Linda Ge

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Charlie Hunnam Nearing Deal to Play King Arthur for Guy Ritchie

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There's a “Pacific Rim” reunion on the horizon Charlie Hunnam is nearing a deal to play King Arthur alongside Idris Elba in Guy Ritchie's upcoming Warner Bros. movie “Knight of the Roundtable: King Arthur,” an individual familiar with project has told TheWrap. Elba is in talks to play a knight named Bedivere, who trains Arthur for battle as he learns his true destiny. Hunnam's casting would represent a major upgrade over “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington, who was going to play Arthur opposite Joel Kinnaman's Lancelot in a medieval movie that David Dobkin nearly directed for Warner Bros. before the studio deemed. »


- Jeff Sneider

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‘Sopranos’ Creator David Chase's Rep Blasts Report Claiming Tony Soprano's Still Alive

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Sorry, “Sopranos” fans; reports of Tony Soprano's continued existence are greatly exaggerated. At least, that's the word from “Sopranos” creator David Chase, who blasted a report from Vox posted on Wednesday, which claimed Chase had admitted that mobster Tony Soprano hadn't died in the controversial series finale of the HBO drama. Also read: ‘The Sopranos’ Creator David Chase Finally Reveals if Tony Soprano Lived or Died In Vox's article, writer Martha P. Nochimson recalled a conversation with Chase, during which the topic of the finale came up. “Is Tony Soprano dead?” Nochimson recalled asking Chase. “He shook his head ‘no. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Martin Scorsese Planning to Direct Movie About The Ramones

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Gabba gabba hey! Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese is planning to direct a movie about the iconic punk rock band The Ramones, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. There is no timetable in place since there's no writer on board yet, but Scorsese wouldn't turn his attention to the Ramones project until after he wraps his next movie “Silence,” which heads into production next year. Also read: A Beer Run for The Ramones Comprised of lead singer Joey, guitarist Johnny, drummer Tommy and bassist Dee Dee, The Ramones started playing their first live shows 40 years ago in 1974. Joey died in. »


- Jeff Sneider

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NBC Promotes Jenny Groom to Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming and Development

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NBC has promoted Jenny Groom to senior vice president of alternative programming and development. Groom, who began as an NBC page in 2003, will be responsible for overseeing all development for the alternative department and shepherding new series from concept through production of the first season. Also read: ‘Friends’ 20th Anniversary Spawns Real-Life Central Perk Coffee Shop She'll report to Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC Entertainment, and Meredith Ahr, executive vice president of alternative programming at NBC Entertainment. Groom previously has worked on shows including “The Biggest Loser,” “The Sing-Off” and “Betty White‘s Off Their Rockers. »


- Tony Maglio

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Fox Orders Comedy Pilot Based on Weezer's Rivers Cuomo

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Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a project based on Weezer lead vocalist and guitarist Rivers Cuomo. Titled “DeTour,” the project from “Psych” creator Steve Franks and 20th Century Fox Television is being described as a coming of age story that is slightly out of sequence. Also read: Watch Fox's ‘Red Band Society’ Pilot (Video) It will follow a fictionalized version of Cuomo and his 2005 return to Harvard University after making it big as a musician. He hoped to recapture the normal life he gave up when his music career kept him from graduating — just three classes shy of. »


- Jethro Nededog

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Bryan Singer Accuser Michael Egan Drops Sex Abuse Lawsuit

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Bryan Singer just received some good news from the legal system on Wednesday. Michael Egan, who had accused the “X-Men” director of sexually abusing him when he was a minor, has voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit against Singer. Egan filed suit against Singer and others in April, claiming that he had been sexually abused as a teenager. U.S. district judge Susan Oki Mollway granted Egan's motion for voluntary dismissal in U.S. District Court in Hawaii on Wednesday. Egan's motion to voluntarily dismiss his case against Singer »


- Tim Kenneally

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