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Tobey Maguire Plays Bobby Fischer in First ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Trailer (Video)

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The first trailer for “Pawn Sacrifice,” starring Tobey Maguire as chess prodigy Bobby Fischer, was released by Bleecker Street on Wednesday. Based on a true story, the Cold War-set film chronicles Fischer’s face-off against Soviet chess master Boris Spassky, played by Liev Schreiber, in the 1972 World Chess Championship. The trailer captures Fischer’s transition from young hotshot to unhinged recluse buckling under the stress of international attention and the weight of his own genius. Also Read: Checkmate: Tobey Maguire's Chess Drama 'Pawn Sacrifice' Heads to Bleecker Street The film also features “American Horror Story’s” Lily Rabe and Peter Sarsgaard. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Kate Upton, Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning Eyed for J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trilogy (Exclusive)

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Warner Bros. and director David Yates have narrowed down their choices for the two female leads opposite Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling‘s “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” TheWrap has learned. Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning, Lili Simmons and Alison Sudol are up for the role of Queenie, while Kate Upton, Katherine Waterston and Elizabeth Debicki are being eyed to play Queenie’s older sister, Tina, multiple individuals familiar with the situation have told TheWrap. Though it’s unclear whether all of those actresses are available or even wish to pursue the project, »


- Jeff Sneider

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Shia Labeouf’s Latest Art Project Involves a Motorcycle Helmet, Deep Breathing and a Samurai Sword Ad (Video)

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Shia Labeouf‘s takeover of the art world is continuing along its delightfully bizarre path with his latest project. The conceptual artist and occasional actor teamed up with fine arts students from the Central Saint Martins art school in London to unleash #Introductions on the world this week. Heads, prepare to be scratched. Eyebrows, set yourselves to raised mode. Also Read: Shia Labeouf Slammed by Fashion Police But Gets a Pass From Judge The new project involves Labeouf providing — yup — introductions to the students’ work, resulting in spoken-word snippets on a number of topics. Such as the anonymity created by motorcycle helmets. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Les Moonves Squashes Talk of Buying CBS

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CBS boss Leslie Moonves once again downplayed rumors that he would buy the company he runs, during a conversation at ReCode’s Code Conference on Wednesday. “The board of directors will decide the fate of this company,” he said on stage, according to reports. “I would like to buy CBS. I’m not going to.” During the event, the CEO also took a shot at Chelsea Handler‘s decision to leave broadcast TV for streaming giant Netflix. Also Read: Chelsea Handler Shares New Details of Her Upcoming Netflix Series (Video) “For every Chelsea Handler that doesn’t want to be »


- Linda Ge

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Jason Segel Shines as Writer David Foster Wallace in First ‘The End of the Tour’ Trailer (Video)

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Jason Segel‘s turn as late author David Foster Wallace earned rave reviews after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and now everyone who wasn’t there can get a glimpse of the “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star shining in a dramatic role. The first trailer for the upcoming A24 release directed by James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) focuses on the budding relationship between Wallace, the author of “Infinite Jest,” and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, played by Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”). Lipsky joined the author who committed suicide in 2008 on a 5-day promotional book tour »


- Greg Gilman

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Esquire Network Sets ‘Men in Blazers’ to Host ‘Running of the Bulls,’ Unveils Summer Schedule

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The “Men in Blazers,” podcasters Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, have been set to host “Running of the Bulls 2015” live from Pamplona, Spain, Esquire Network announced Wednesday. The network also announced its summer schedule, headlined by returning fan-favorite series including “American Ninja Warrior” and “Knife Fight.” “Running of the Bulls 2015” will feature eight days of programming allowing viewers to see participants from around the globe engage in one of the world’s most iconic cultural traditions. Davies and Bennett will host behind the scenes festival coverage and runner interviews. The live coverage begins July 7. Also Read: The Scene at TCA:. »


- Linda Ge

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Spike Renews ‘Ink Master’ for Season 7, Adds Spin-off

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Spike TV’s tattoo competition “Ink Master” has been penned in for a seventh season with a spin-off series also in the works, the network announced on Wednesday. The Dave Navarro-hosted “Ink Master” will return with 16 one-hour episodes in spring of next year; season six debuts on June 23. The network also announced details of “Ink Master: Redemption,” a spin-off that gives disgruntled tattoo recipients a do-over. “With Americans spending more than $1 Billion annually on tattoos, ‘Ink Master’ has definitely hit a chord with viewers and has continued to grow as one of our most gender-balanced original series,” said Senior Vice. »


- Jordan Burchette

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Transgender Trailblazer Renée Richards Talks Bruce Jenner, Preference for ‘Transsexual’ Label

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Dr. Renée Richards, a former athlete who paved the way for transgender rights by fighting to play professional tennis after undergoing gender reassignment surgery, doesn’t think Bruce Jenner’s sexual orientation will be affected by his female transition — and she’s speaking from experience. “It’s interesting that people talk about Bruce Jenner: ‘What’s his love life gonna be after he’s transitioned to a woman?’ He’s been married a couple of times  — he’s basically a heterosexual man,” Richards, now a successful ophthalmologist, told GQ in a new interview. “And I find it hard to »


- Greg Gilman

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Marlon Wayans’ ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Rendition of ‘Happy’ Scares Off LL Cool J, Queen Latifah (Video)

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Marlon Wayans is happy and he wants the whole world to know it. The actor and comedian performs the Pharell Williams hit “Happy” in a preview of his upcoming performance against Queen Latifah on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle.” Wayans rocked Williams’ trademark hat as he worked the crowd. However, Latifah and show host LL Cool J looked decidedly un-happy when Wayans began invading their personal bubbles. See photos: 10 Fiercest 'Lip Sync Battle' Performances: From Dwayne Johnson to Anne Hathaway Wayans will perform against Latifah on the May 28 episode of the hit Spike show. The “Tonight Show” spinoff »


- Joe Otterson

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The Rock’s ‘San Andreas’ to Quake and Bake to $40 Million at Box Office

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The Rock is on a roll, and it’s not going to end with “San Andreas.” The 3D earthquake disaster movie will rumble to $40 million in its box office debut for New Line and Warner Bros. this weekend, bullish analysts predict. That should be plenty to knock off the reigning No. 1 movie “Tomorrowland” and the weekend’s other wide opener, “Aloha,” which is written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Sony’s romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Bill Murray has had a hard time overcoming negative buzz that began last December, when hacked emails from former studio chairwoman. »


- Todd Cunningham

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Ratings: Fox’s ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’ Scores Low Marks in Return

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Fox might want to put “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” back in detention. The Jeff Foxworthy-hosted game show returned after four years off the air, scoring low marks in its comeback debut. That said, it fared better than last summer’s limp debut of “I Wanna Marry Harry” on the same network. In other premiere news, ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” started down 31 percent from last year’s premiere. Meanwhile, NBC easily topped Tuesday, with a 2.3 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.5 million, according to preliminary numbers.   Also Read: David Muir's ABC. »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Independence Day 2’ Producer Provides First Look at Jeff Goldblum on Set (Photo)

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Independence Day 2” producer Dean Devlin shared the first photo of cast member Jeff Goldblum on the set of the Twentieth Century Fox sequel to the 1996 blockbuster about aliens invading the planet, and humanity rallying to fight back. “Hanging with David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) 20 years later is a dream come true! #IndependenceDay,” Devlin captioned the Instagram photo with the actor. Goldblum is reprising his role as computer genius David Levinson, who fans may remember for being responsible for saving the world alongside Will Smith. Sadly, Smith will not be back for more action, but Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, and »


- Joe Otterson

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J.K. Rowling Tears Into Westboro Baptist Church With Hilarious Tweet

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The Westboro Baptist Church probably wishes they had access to an invisibility cloak right about now. J.K. Rowling, the author behind the “Harry Potter” book series, took the hate group to task when they criticized a tweet Rowling posted about Gandalf and Dumbledore now being able to marry in Ireland. A Twitter account associated with the Wbc posted a reply featuring the group’s trademark “God Hates Fags” slogan and saying it would picket the wedding ceremony between the two fictional characters. See photos: Gay Hollywood: 26 Out and Proud Lgbt Stars Here is Rowling’s reply: .@WBCsigns Alas, the sheer »


- Joe Otterson

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David Muir’s ABC Newscast Wins First May Sweeps in 8 Years

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David Muir is continuing to be a thorn in NBC’s side, as his ABC “World News Tonight” just topped the May sweep in both the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics for the first time in eight years. In the May sweep period, “World News Tonight” beat “Nightly News” by 62,000 viewers 25-54 and by 15,000 18-49. Here is how those two demos broke down between the two newscasts: Adults 25-54 “World News Tonight”: 1.823 million viewers “Nightly News”: 1.761 million viewers Adults 18-49 “World News Tonight”: 1.255 million viewers “Nightly News”: 1.240 million viewers. Also Read: David Muir's ABC Ratings Streak »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Fox & Friends’ Cohosts Fail ‘Manhood’ Test, Can’t Change Tire (Video)

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“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade and guest host Scott Brown better hope Aaa is in the area if they ever need a tire changed. The two were taking a lesson in manliness from former Navy Seal Derrick Van Orden, author of “Book of Man: A Navy Seal’s Guide to the Lost Art of Manhood.” Although they started off well with tying a tie, things went downhill quickly when it came time to change a tire. Fox News personality Kilmeade loosened the lug nuts while Brown, a former Senator from Massachusets, tried to use the jack. Once they had the car. »


- Joe Otterson

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Rashida Jones Rips Cannes High Heels Rule: ‘A Snobbery Thing … Sexist’ (Video)

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Rashida Jones took a strong stance Tuesday evening on Comedy Central’s “Nightly Show” against a Cannes Film Festival rule that requires women to wear high heels on the red carpet, calling it “a snobbery thing” and “sexist.” Overseas at the French film fest, women wearing flats were turned away from walking the Cannes carpet — including a woman who practically had an amputated foot, Larry Wilmore informed his 11:30 p.m. crowd. The comedian and former “Daily Show” contributor then took the controversy to his “Nightly Show” panel, which included the “Parks and Rec” star. “It’s part of a larger problem, »


- Tony Maglio

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Amy Schumer Defends Bill Cosby Against Rape in New Courtroom Sketch (Video)

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Never one to shy away from controversy, Amy Schumer debuted a new sketch Tuesday on her Comedy Central series in which she acts as the defense attorney for Bill Cosby in the Court of Public Opinion. In the sketch, Cosby’s trial is concluding and Schumer is presenting her closing arguments. She begins by playing the theme song from “The Cosby Show” and then plays a clip from the long-running NBC sitcom. “Did anyone feel raped by that?” Schumer asks the jury. “How about drugged? Me either. I felt comforted by a familiar father figure.” See photos: Bill Cosby's »


- Joe Otterson

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Wrapid Fire: ‘American Horror Story’ Star Sarah Paulson Reveals Greatest Fear (Video)

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“American Horror Story” star Sarah Paulson revealed her biggest fear in the latest episode of “Wrapid Fire,” a lightening-fast round of questions asked during TheWrap’s “Drinking with the Stars.” “You name it, I’ve got it,” Paulson, who begins filming “Ahs: Hotel” in July, says. “Clowns are scary.” Fans of “Ahs: Freak Show,” which featured serial killer Twisty the Clown, should know just how terrifying the circus entertainers can be. See video: Sarah Paulson Teases Villainous 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Role, Plan to Become BFFs With Lady Gaga What about her favorite scary movie? Favorite celebrity tweeter? »


- Wrap Staff

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Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Buble, Piers Morgan and Marlon Wayans to Guest Judge ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Bublé, Piers Morgan and Marlon Wayans are set to serve as guest judges on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” this summer, joining full-timers Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel to help whittle the acts down to 36. The four-week long judge cuts will premiere on July 14 (8-10 p.m. Et) and will lead into the live Radio City Music Hall performance shows beginning Aug. 11 (8-10 p.m.). The guest judges, who will join the regular panel one at a time for a week apiece, will also be able to use the Golden Buzzer for their favorite act, »


- Tony Maglio

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Rand Paul Tells Jon Stewart ‘First Amendment Is About the Right to Be Despicable’ (Video)

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The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart confronted U.S. Senator Rand Paul about seemingly contradictory stances the Republican party has on personal freedoms when the 2016 presidential candidate stopped by on Tuesday. Stewart noted that some of the same people who were opposed to a mosque being built in downtown New York City following 9/11 now support companies calling themselves “Christian businesses” that refuse service to homosexuals, citing religious freedom. “There’s … something that we need to separate out; for example, when they told me that they were going to build a mosque at 9/11 , I was horrified and thought that was »


- Deborah Day

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