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Sundance: Lionsgate Ties Up Eli Roth’s ‘Knock Knock’ in $2.5 Million Deal

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Keanu Reeves stars in the home invasion thriller alongside Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas

Lionsgate is back in business with Eli Roth, as the studio has closed a deal to acquire the director’s home invasion thriller “Knock Knock” for $2.5 million, an individual close to the negotiations has told TheWrap.

Keanu Reeves stars as a married man left alone for the weekend who’s seduced and tortured by two beautiful young girls, played by Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas in her first English-language role.

The film premiered on Friday night at the Library and drew mixed reviews, with »


- Jeff Sneider

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Louis C.K. Has No Problem With NFL ‘Deflategate’ Scandal: ‘I Think It’s Hilarious’ (Video)

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“Sometimes you do stuff that’s not fair so that you can win,” the star of FX’s “Louie” explains on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman

While a lot of sports fans are up in arms about the “deflategate” scandal that has erupted around the New England Patriots Afc Championship Game victory over the Indianaopolis Colts, Louis C.K. isn’t bothered at all.

Full disclosure, the creator and star of FX’s “Louie” is from Boston and admitted on CBS’s “Late Show” that he is a Patriots fan. Nevertheless, he wasn’t at all concerned about the »


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‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Star Vivica A. Fox Calls Kenya Moore ‘Fake as Hell’

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The actress rips “Real Housewives of Atlanta” diva, as Donald Trump fires another pair of contestants

(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Monday’s episode, titled “It’s Like a Booze Cruise with Knowledge.”)

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore finds an adversary on any team she’s on and this week’s episode of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” was no different.

On Monday’s episode, Moore battled Vivica A. Fox, with the ladies tossing verbal jabs at each other in the board room. When host Donald Trump asked Vivica if she was a fan of Kenya, »


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CBS Orders ‘Rush Hour’ Pilot, Projects From Greg Garcia, ‘Modern Family’ Ep

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Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick will write the adaptation of the New Line Cinema film franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker

CBS picked up three projects Monday, ordering comedy pilots from “My Name Is Earl” and “Raising Hope” creator Greg Garcia and “Modern Family” executive producer Bill Wrubel. On the drama side, the network has greenlit a pilot for a television adaptation of the New Line Cinema film franchise “Rush Hour.”

Like the film, the pilot is about a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who finds himself partnered with a cocky Lapd officer after he’s assigned to a case in Los Angeles. »


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Sony TV Buys Jamie Tarses-Produced Apocalyptic Drama ‘Ten’ (Exclusive)

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Actor-writer duo Matt Angel and Adam Kulbersh co-create project

Sony Pictures Television has acquired a new apocalyptic drama from veteran TV producer Jamie Tarses, TheWrap has learned.

Co-created by actor-writers Matt Angel (“Complications”) and Adam Kulbersh (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), “Ten” centers around 10 people who are brought back from the dead as part of an elaborate human trial. But their second chance at life soon spirals out of control, with the fate of mankind suddenly resting in their recently resurrected hands.

Also Read: ‘CSI’ Co-Showrunner Carol Mendelsohn Jumps to Sony Pictures Television With Overall Deal

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ABC Orders Comedy Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo; Untitled Dan Savage Project

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“Chev & Bev” reunites National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation duo, the Savage show is loosely based on gay columnist’s life

ABC has picked up two new comedy pilots, one that will reunite beloved comedy duo Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, while the other explores the life of sex columnist and activist Dan Savage.

“Chev & Bev” will see Chase and D’Angelo on screen together after a string of “National Lampoon” films including the iconic “Christmas Vacation.”  The pair will play retired baby boomers living a “selfish retirement”  when they are suddenly left to raise their grandchildren.

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- Matt Donnelly

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ABC Orders Drama Pilots From Shonda Rhimes, ‘Gossip Girl’ Duo

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Scandal” boss will produce offering about a female forensic accountant who exposes fraud

Shonda Rhimes has landed yet another project with ABC.

Rhimes, the mind behind numerous ABC hits like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” has sold another pilot to the network.

Also Read: TV’s New and Returning Show Premieres: ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Htgawm,’ ‘Blacklist’

“The Catch,” which is being executive produced by Rhimes’ Shondaland, centers on a gutsy female forensic accountant who exposes fraud for a living and has finally found fulfillment both at work and in love until a case comes along that threatens to turn her world upside down. »


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Nick Jonas Joins Ryan Murphy’s Fox Series ‘Scream Queens’

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Comedy-horror anthology series will premiere in the fall

Nick Jonas and Fox are going to have a “Scream” together.

Jonas has been cast in Fox’s upcoming comedy-horror anthology series “Scream Queens,” from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, an individual with knowledge of the casting told TheWrap on Monday.

Also Read: Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas to Star in James Franco’s ‘Goat’ (Exclusive)

Jonas will appear in a recurring role.

Details on Jonas’ character are being kept under wraps, as is the case with the rest of the characters on the upcoming series, which is scheduled to premiere in the fall. »


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Monster Northeast Blizzard Wreaks Havoc on Entertainment Industry

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From Broadway to the Acm Awards, organizers are scrambling to shuffle planned events because of the storm

As a crippling winter storm barreled into the Northeast Monday, millions of people braced for the worst including members of the entertainment industry.

The Academy of Country Music Awards announced its nominations for the 50th Acm Awards would be postponed “due to unforeseen weather circumstances on the East Coast,” the academy said in a statement. The group had planned to make the announcements Tuesday but will now release a list of nominees later this week.

Also Read: Blizzard Streaming Guide: 15 Hot Titles to »


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NBC Orders Monica Potter Comedy Pilot and Workplace Comedy Pilot Produced by Jimmy Fallon

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Sharing” will revolve around the different people working in a shared office space

Monica Potter is sticking with NBC.

Potter, whose NBC series “Parenthood” is preparing to end its run, is attached to star in a comedy pilot that was ordered by the network on Monday.

Also Read: Fox Orders Dana Klein Family Comedy Pilot

The untitled multi-camera offering revolves around a woman who juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands, which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again.

Potter is also a producer on the pilot, which comes from Warner Bros. Television and »


- Tim Kenneally

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Olivia Wilde, Anthony Mackie, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Marisa Tomei Join ‘Let It Snow’ (Exclusive)

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Diane Keaton and Alan Arkin star in the film formerly known as “The Most Wonderful Time

An all-star cast has signed on for CBS Films’ Christmas family drama “Let It Snow,” which has commenced principal photography in Pittsburgh.

John Goodman, Ed Helms, Anthony Mackie, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde have joined the previously cast Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Alan ArkinJake Lacy, Alex Borstein and Jon Tenney have also been added in supporting roles.

Also Read: TheWrap’s Exclusive Sundance Portraits (Photos)

Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) is directing the film, which was previously known by the »


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Fox Orders Dana Klein Family Comedy Pilot

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Multi-camera project from “Friends” alum will be told from the point of view of a working mom who’s in competition with her stay-at-home sister-in-law

Dana Klein is in the family way with Fox.

Former “Friends” producer Klein has sold a comedy pilot to the network. The multi-camera family comedy is told from the point-of-view of a working mom who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law.

Also Read: John Stamos Comedy, John Wells Drama ‘Studio City’ Get Fox Pilot Orders

Klein, who’s most recently known for the CBS comedy “Friends With Better Lives,” is writing and executive producing the pilot. »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘The 100′ Sneak Peek: Jaha and Murphy Strike Up an Unlikely Alliance (Exclusive Video)

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CW apocalyptic sci-fi drama airs Wednesdays

On The CW’s “The 100,” the Sky People are at peace with the Grounders, but not everyone is getting along perfectly just yet.

In this exclusive preview of Wednesday night’s episode (above), former Chancellor Thelonious Jaha (Isiah Washington) makes a surprising offer to former criminal John Murphy (Richard Harmon).

Also Read: The Faces of Pilot Season 2014 (Photos)

Murphy’s not optimistic about the new truce Clarke (Eliza Taylor) struck up with the Grounder commander Lexa (Alycia Debnam Carey) and is just keeping his head down doing his chores. But Jaha wants him »


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TV’s New and Returning Show Premieres: ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Htgawm,’ ‘Blacklist’

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DVRs at the ready: ShondaLand returns, James Spader’s “Red” Reddington puts in a post-Super Bowl appearance, next wave of AMC’s zombie apocalypse is imminent

Tis the season to be glued to your couch as networks unleash mid-season premieres of returning shows — including Shonda Rhimes‘s ABC line up of “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” which returns Thursday, Jan. 28 — and new offerings like AMC’s “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul,” due Sunday, Feb. 8.

Monday, Jan. 26

“Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations” – Travel Channel

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Sirens” – USA Network

Also Read: ‘Suits’ Returning to USA Network »


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5 Ways Actors Over 50 Are Shaking Up Their Careers to Avoid the Johnny Depp Curse

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The 51-year-old actor adds another flop to his already long streak, but other actors aren’t betting their careers on only box-office bankability

Johnny Depp could be considered one of Hollywood’s biggest stars on the planet, but he hasn’t had a hit at the box office in ages and “Mortdecai” has just been added to the list of bombs.

The actor plays the Wolf in Disney’s ensemble musical “Into the Woods,” but his last leading man hit was 2011’s installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Last year’s “Transcendence” fizzled, as did 2013’s “The Lone Ranger” and »


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‘Gotham’s’ Robin Lord Taylor Teases Penguin and Riddler’s First Meeting (Video)

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“What Cory Michael Smith brings to and what I’m bringing to Cobblepot — they’re totally strange guys,” the Fox actor tells TheWrap

When Robin Lord Taylor visited TheWrap to discuss hit Fox series “Gotham,” he also spoke fondly of co-stars Ben McKenzie and Jada Pinkett Smith.

But as much as he loves sharing scenes with the two stars, the actor who plays Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. Penguin, is even more excited about his interaction with another iconic Batman villain, Edward Nygma/Riddler, played by Cory Michael Smith.

See Photos: Batman Prequel ‘Gotham’ First Looks: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, »


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‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg Gets Fired Up About ‘American Sniper’ (Video)

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Co-host of ABC’s daytime talk show shares her impassioned sentiments about the controversial film

The discussion of Clint Eastwood‘s Oscar-nominated film “American Sniper” continued on ABC’s “The View” Monday.

Moderator Whoopi Goldberg shared her thoughts on the film, which she called, “One of the most extraordinary movies ever made.”

The film about lethal marksman Chris Kyle, who was killed in February 2013 by a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, recently surpassed $200 million at the box office after opening last December, Box Office Mojo reported.

See video: ‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg Slams Seth Rogen, Michael Moore Over »


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Chris Pratt-Chris Evans Super Bowl Feud, Part 2: Who Is Really Captain America? (Photos)

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The Marvel actors whip out Photoshop and take their Twitter rivalry to the next level

Who out of this year’s Super Bowl combatants is really Captain America: Russell Wilson or Tom Brady? Using Photoshop to battle it out over the Patriots and Seahawks, Marvel superheroes Chris Pratt and Chris Evans renewed their Super Bowl Twitter feud on Monday.

Pratt, a Seattle fan, fired the first round this time, retweeting a retouched image of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as Captain America.

Also Read: Sundance Party Report in Pictures: Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Kellan Lutz, Jason Segel (Updating Photos)

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Joan Rivers’ Daughter Slaps Mother’s Endoscopy Clinic With Lawsuit (Report)

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Iconic comedian died after undergoing a medical procedure

Melissa Rivers, the daughter of deceased comedian Joan Rivers, has filed a lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy, the New York clinic where her mother stopped breathing while undergoing a medical procedure, the Associated Press reports.

The elder Rivers died in September after undergoing a throat procedure at the clinic. The medical examiner later determined that she had stopped breathing during the procedure and suffered fatal brain damage resulting from a lack of oxygen. She was 81.

See photos: Joan Rivers Remembered: A Life and Career in Pictures

Rivers’ death was ruled a “predictable complication of medical therapy, »


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John McCain Blasts Petty ‘American Sniper’ Critics, Defends Chris Kyle as Hero

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‘This film depicts with subtlety and compassion those brave few who serve our nation in uniform,’ senator says

Arizona Sen. John McCain is rushing to the defense of “American Sniper” and its director Clint Eastwood, suggesting critics of the film have a political agenda and accusing those critics of “pettiness.”

In a news release on Monday, the Republican highly praised the film and Eastwood, who was a speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention that nominated Mitt Romney.

“I congratulate Clint Eastwood and the entire cast and crew of ‘American Sniper’ for an outstanding cinematic achievement honoring the life of a genuine American hero, »


- Ira Teinowitz

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