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Cara Delevingne Chewed Out by Morning Anchors After Cranky Answers: 11 Other Awkward Interviews (Video)

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Reporters are getting increasingly more daring when interviewing stars these days. Cara Delevingne sat through four incredibly awkward minutes Tuesday with Good Day Sacramento anchors to promote her film “Paper Towns.” The model-turned-actress’ sarcastic answers and irritated facial expressions drew criticism from the show’s hosts, who concluded the live shot as soon as they picked up on her negative cues. “We’ll let you go and take a little nap, maybe get a Red Bull,” one of the anchors joked, referring to Delevingne’s previous statement about lacking energy. They continued to poke fun of her cranky state after the satellite interview was disconnected. »


- Kathy Zerbib

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How Ed Helms’ ‘Vacation’ Role Could (Finally) Make Him a Movie Star

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Ed Helms, long the second fiddle in films like “We’re The Millers” or “The Hangover” franchise, is finally carrying a movie on his own. And “Vacation,” a next-generation sequel to the 1983 Chevy Chase comedy that hits theaters Wednesday, looks like a promising leading-man debut for the former star of NBC’s “The Office.” At the Tuesday night previews, the comedy raked in an impressive $1.2 million. It is expected to gross a total of $30 to $35 million its opening weekend. Also Read: 'Vacation' Review: Ed Helms and Christina Applegate Make a Few Precious Memories on a Mostly Tedious Drive That places him. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Gritty ‘Little Women’ Series in Development at CW

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The “Little Women” are returning to the small screen, but they might look a bit different this time around. CBS Studios and The CW have put into development a dystopian take on the Louisa May Alcott classic, TheWrap has learned. The series, from CBS in association with Solar Drive Productions, follows Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, now “disparate, half-sisters,” as they band together in order to survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia and unravel a conspiracy that stretches far beyond anything they have ever imagined — all while trying not to kill each other in the process. Also Read: 94 Summer »


- Linda Ge

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‘Saints & Strangers’ Star Raul Trujillo Praises Nat Geo for ‘Letting Us De-Sanitize the Story of Thanksgiving’

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Nat Geo’s TV movie event “Saints & Strangers” won’t be the traditional version of the Pilgrims and Native Americans’ first Thanksgiving. Actor Raul Trujillo praised the cable channel for letting himself and other cast members tell the gritty reality behind the not-so-friendly historical event. “I think the beauty of the bravery of Nat Geo is actually that they’re letting us de-sanitize the story of Thanksgiving and that whole part of our history,” he said on Wednesday during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. Also Read: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Barry Levinson Projects Land at Nat Geo »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Law & Order’ Director Jason Alexander Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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Jason “Jace” Alexander, a director whose credits include several episodes of “Law & Order,” has been hit with two felony child pornography charges, the Westchester County, New York, district attorney’s office said Wednesday. According to the D.A.’s office, Alexander, of Dobbs Ferry, New York, has been charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child, a class D felony, and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, a class E felony. Both charges stem from allegedly possessing and file-sharing illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children younger than 17. The district attorney’s office. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman Cast in TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ Pilot

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Scott Speedman and Ellen Barkin are set to star in TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” pilot. The pilot, based on David Michôd’s 2010 Australian film of the same name starring Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver and Joel Edgerton, follows the 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his California relatives and discovers that they’re funded by criminal activities. Barkin will play Janine “Smurf ” Cody, the family matriarch played by Weaver in the original movie. Speedman will play Barry “Baz” Brown, Edgerton’s character in the film. Also read: TBS, TNT Set Creative Development and Production Teams Under President Kevin Reilly »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘Fuller House’ Spinoff Welcomes Back Twins to the Cast

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The twins are returning for “Fuller House” — but not the ones you’d expect. Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit and Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit will reprise their “Full House” roles, who played Jesse and Becky’s sons Nicky and Alex. Both Dylan and Blake revealed the news on Instagram, with the captions, “What?” and “It’s Nicky time,” and the show’s fans went crazy. Also Read: Olsen Twins 'Teetering' on 'Fuller House' Return, Netflix Head Says Other confirmed “Fuller House” cast members include Candace Cameron Bure as D.J., Jodie Sweetin as middle sister Stephanie and Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibbler. John Stamos »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘Unauthorized Full House Story’ First Clip Teases Charmless Olsen Twins, Inappropriate Saget Jokes (Video)

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The first clip has been released for Lifetime’s “Unauthorized Full House Story,” purporting to tell the behind the scenes story of one of the 1990s’ most popular sitcoms. The show centered around Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), a San Francisco sportscaster who tries to raise his three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law (John Stamos) and his best friend (Dave Coulier). The show also starred Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and was an early starring role for the Olsen twins, who jointly played Michelle Tanner. Also Read: Lifetime's 'Unauthorized Melrose Place Story' Cast, First Image Revealed (Photo) In the footage (above), a scene. »


- Linda Ge

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Stx Moves Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman Thriller ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ to November

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Stx Entertainment will release Billy Ray’s crime thriller “Secret In Their Eyes” on November 20, which is the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, it was announced Wednesday by Kevin Grayson, Stx’s president of domestic theatrical distribution. The film was previously slated for release on October 23, 2015. Adapted from Juan José Campanella’s 2010 Academy Award®-winning Best Foreign Language Film, Secret In Their Eyes is an intense, powerful and haunting thriller written and directed by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games, Shattered Glass) and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts. Im Global is producing the film along with Stx Entertainment. »


- Jeff Sneider

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Zayn Malik Signs to RCA Records, Ready to Make ‘Real Music’

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Watch out, One DirectionZayn Malik is now officially a competitor. Malik, who exited the British boy band in March, has signed to RCA Records as a solo artist. The pop star dropped the news via Twitter on Wednesday, writing that he will now be able to show fans “who I really am!” See video: One Direction Talks Life Without Zayn Malik, Plays Dodgeball in Short Shorts With James Corden “I guess I never explained why I left, it was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who I really am!” Malik wrote. In addition to hash-tagging the post #RCA, »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘About A Boy’ Producers Sign 2-Year Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

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Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger have closed a two-year overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television Studios (Tcftv). There, they’ll not only develop new projects, but also join Fox’s fall comedy “Grandfathered” as supervising producers. “We’ve loved Isaac and Elizabeth ever since we worked with them on ‘Friends With Benefits,’ and while that show didn’t go the distance, we knew we wanted to get them back on our lot and watch them grow,” said Tcftv President of Creative Affairs Jonnie Davis. “They’ll start out on ‘Grandfathered,’ which is a very big priority for us this fall, »


- Tony Maglio

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Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Barry Levinson Projects Land at Nat Geo

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National Geographic Channel has ordered a scripted limited series from executive producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana about the evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, the network announced Wednesday. The miniseries, “Last Man Out” will be written by Fontana. The network also announced a scripted-unscripted hybrid miniseries from executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and their Imagine Entertainment foreseeing the future colonization of Mars. Both miniseries are set to premiere on National Geographic in 2016. The two projects were held up by National Geographic Channel CEO Courteney Monroe at the Television Critics Association’s. »


- Daniel Holloway

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Hans Zimmer to Score Theme Song for NatGeo’s ‘Saints & Strangers’

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Hans Zimmer, the composer behind such film scores as “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, will provide the theme music for NatGeo’s upcoming film event “Saints & Strangers,” the network announced Wednesday at TCA. In addition the film’s score will be provided by Bleeding Fingers Music, a collaboration between Zimmer and Extreme Music. Zimmer has scored more than 120 films and has won numerous accolades throughout his career. He has been nominated for nine Oscars, winning in 1994 for Best Original Score for “The Lion King.” He has also won two Golden Globes, four Grammys, and a Tony Award. See video: National Geographic's 'Destination. »


- Joe Otterson

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Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore Becomes 17th Republican in Presidential Race

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The Republican presidential field is adding one more hopeful to its ranks. Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore filed paperwork on Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission to run for president of the United States. Gilmore’s entry into the 2016 race makes him the 17th major Republican candidate for president. Also Read: Why Donald Trump's Third Party Threat Has Hollywood Conservatives on Edge Gilmore, a former Army intelligence officer, served as governor of Virginia from 1998-2002. He was a candidate in the 2008 presidential race but dropped out citing a lack of fundraising. From January 2001 to January 2002, Gilmore was the Chairman »


- Itay Hod

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Bill Cosby Tried to Ban Janis Ian From TV for Being a Lesbian, Singer Claims

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Maybe Bill Cosby can tell a lesbian when he sees one after all. “At Seventeen” singer Janis Ian has waded into the sexual-assault scandal surrounding Cosby, saying that Cosby tried to have her banned from television because he thought she was a lesbian. In a lengthy Facebook post sparked by a New York magazine story featuring 35 Cosby accusers, Ian offered a story this week claiming that Cosby attempted to interfere with her career when she was 16 and appearing on the Smothers Brothers’ show to sing her song “Society’s Child.” Also Read: Bill Cosby's Gaydar Is Way Off, Accuser's Court Filing. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Bill Clinton to Guest on Season Premiere of ‘StarTalk Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson’ (Exclusive)

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Former President Bill Clinton will be the first guest on the second season premiere of National Geographic Channel’s “StarTalk Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson,” which will return in October, the network announced Wednesday. “I couldn’t think of a more appropriate guest to kick off our second season,” Tyson said in a statment. “President Bill Clinton is a public figure whose impact and influence spans politics, pop culture and science — with an occasional dose of humor. That’s exactly the mission statement of ‘StarTalk,’ and I look forward to sharing our conversation with viewers.” Susan Sarandon, David Byrne, Larry Wilmore, »


- Linda Ge

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11 Reasons Lollapalooza Music Festival Is Better Than Coachella

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What pushed Coachella diehards from the early years away? Music aficionados can cite the Hollywood invasion, the viral after-parties, the wristband arms race, transportation quagmires and the attitude of access one-upmanship as the cause for shouting “Nochella” across their social media and skipping the April festival as a matter of pride. As music veterans like Paul McCartney, Florence + The Machine, and Metallica welcome relative newcomers like The Weeknd, Dillon Francis, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, Marina and The Diamonds, Tyler the Creator, Gary Clark Jr., Sam Smith, and Alesso to rock Chicago this weekend, TheWrap’s Party Report lays out the case for combatting Southern. »


- Mikey Glazer

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Facebook Beats Earnings Expectations as Mobile Advertising Surges

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Facebook announced its Q2 2015 earnings on Wednesday, topping analysts’ estimates as mobile advertising and active users increased. The social media giant delivered earnings of $0.50 per share on revenue of $4.04 billion. Wall Street expected earnings of $0.47 per share on $3.99 billion in revenue for the quarter, according to analysts polled by Yahoo Finance. Also Read: Facebook Surpasses Google as Fastest Company to Reach $250 Billion Market Cap Mobile was once again a big source of growth, as mobile daily active users reached 844 million, up 29 percent year-over-year. Mobile advertising revenue represented close to 76 percent of advertising revenue, up from 62 percent of advertising »

- Jordan Chariton

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Mariah Carey Leaves CAA, Signs With UTA

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Grammy-winning recording star Mariah Carey has signed with UTA for representation in all areas, the agency announced Wednesday. She was previously represented by CAA. Carey will be represented by a team of agents representing her interests in music, touring, film, television, digital, licensing and endorsements, among others. Carey is one of the highest-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 200 million albums worldwide throughout her career. From her debut single “Vision of Love” to 2008’s “Touch My Body,” the singer boasts 18 number one singles in the United States, more than any other solo artist in history. Also Read:. »


- Jeff Sneider

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Hulk Hogan Wants Gawker Boss Nick Denton Jailed Over N-Word Leak

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Clearly, the relationship between Hulk Hogan and Gawker founder Nick Denton is not getting 20 percent nicer. Embattled wrestling legend Hogan — who’s suing Gawker for $100 million over the publication of a sex tape in which he appears — filed court papers on Wednesday saying that circumstances “strongly suggest” Gawker leaked audio from the sex tape of Hogan using the N-word. And if he can prove that they did, Hogan wants Denton and anyone else involved punished to the fullest extent, including jail time. Also Read: Hulk Hogan N-Word Scandal: Wrestler Booker T Is 'Shocked By the Statements' Hogan — real name:. »


- Tim Kenneally

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