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William Hurt Joins Jason Sudeikis in Focus’ Jesse Owens Biopic ‘Race’

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Focus Features announced today that Academy Award winner William Hurt has signed on to join the cast of the drama Race opposite Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis, Carice van Houten, and rising star Stephan James. The studio also said that it will release the movie about the legendary athletic superstar Jesse Owens in theaters nationwide on April 8, 2016. Race is directed by Emmy Award winner Stephen Hopkins and is currently being filmed in Montreal and on location at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where the real-life hero won a record-breaking four Olympic gold medals in 1936. The new film has. »


- Jeff Sneider

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FX Orders ‘Pariah’ Pilot From ‘Always Sunny’ Group

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FX Networks has ordered a pilot for the comedy “Pariah,” which was created by “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” vets John and Dave Chernin. Bill Burr will star in the pilot, which will be directed by “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Rob McElhenney. Read the full press release below. More to come… FX Networks Orders Comedy Pilot “Pariah” Pilot Stars Bill Burr and It Was Created by John Chernin and Dave Chernin From Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton's Rcg Productions McElhenney to Direct the Pilot Los Angeles, October 1, 2014 – FX Networks has placed an order for the comedy Pilot, »


- Tim Kenneally

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Radius Picks Up ‘Heaven Knows What’ Ahead of New York Film Fest Premiere

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Radius has acquired the U.S. rights to “Heaven Knows What,” one day ahead of its New York Film Festival Premiere on Thursday. The film follows a young heroin addict who finds love in New York City. The script is based on Arielle Holmes soon-to-be-published memoir, “Mad Love in New York City,” and co-stars Arielle Holmes and Caleb Landry Jones (“X-Men: First Class”). Also read: Toronto Market Fueled by Upstart Film Distributors “‘Heaven Knows What’ is a benchmark in American cinema,” said Radius Co-Presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego in a statement to TheWrap. ”We were completely entranced with the story and mesmerized by the. »


- Gina Hall

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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Cast Shakeup: Porsha Williams Demoted, TV Host Claudia Jordan In (Video)

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Bravo is stirring the pot on its highest rated series, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” On Season 7, divorced socialite Porsha Williams has been demoted to a recurring role and replacing her as a full time housewife is “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” co-host Claudia Jordan. Additionally, actress and singer Demetria McKinney (“House of Payne”) joins the show in a recurring role. Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks returned as full time wives. Also read: ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ to Feature Apollo Nida's Imprisonment ‘Fiasco’ on Season 7 Bravo also released the first trailer for the upcoming season and. »


- Jethro Nededog

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Tracy Morgan May Never Perform Again Because of Crash Injuries, Lawyer Says

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Tracy Morgan is still recovering from a catastrophic car accident he suffered in June, but it's not known yet if he will sustain any permanent injuries that will prevent him from performing again, according to his lawyer, Benedict Morelli. “The jury's still out,” Morelli told The New York Post. ”The doctors don't know the answer. I don't know the answer.” Also read: Tracy Morgan Responds to Inflammatory Walmart Comments: They're Blaming Me for Accident They Caused Former “30 Rock” star Morgan was left in critical condition by the six-vehicle accident caused by a Walmart tractor-trailor barreling into stopped traffic at 65 mph, »


- Linda Ge

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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 Svp 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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