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‘The Money Shot’ Theater Review: Neil Labute Delivers a Poison-Pen Note to Hollywood

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Why has there never been a “Will & Grace” sitcom featuring a straight guy and a lesbian? It's doubtful this question has ever been asked, but Neil Labute answers it in his new play, “The Money Shot,” which opened Monday at the Lucille Lortel Theatre under the auspices of McC. In Labute's spar-com, the fighting between the lesbian Bev (Callie Thorne) and the hetero dude Steve (Fred Weller) begins the moment the curtain goes up and continues for the next 100 minutes.  For anyone familiar with this playwright-director's work, it will come as no surprise that a very good-looking, buff »


- Robert Hofler

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‘NCIS’ Drafts MTV's ‘Awkward’ Star Nikki DeLoach (Exclusive)

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Nikki DeLoach has joined the army. The actress will guest star as Army Lieutenant Colonel J. Leland in a November episode of CBS's “NCIS,” TheWrap has learned. Also read: ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Adds to Cast; Creator Talks Crossovers Leland is described as athletic, confident and yet sympathetic. She commands the Jpac (Joint P.O.W. and M.I.A. Accounting Command) and she works with NCIS in the painstaking search for a Marine's remains since he was killed in Vietnam decades ago. DeLoach is currently starring on the MTV comedy “Awkward” as mother Lacey Hamilton. Her long list of TV »


- Jethro Nededog

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Ok! Magazine Dumps Digital Team, Launches Search for New Staff (Exclusive)

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Ok! Magazine's website is dumping its celebrity-friendly coverage and going for more gossip, complete with a new staff, TheWrap has learned. The website informed its digital team on Monday that their services will no longer be needed, three individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. The firings occurred in the Los Angeles office of the site, which is owned by American Media  Inc. (Ami). Also read: The Wire Shutting Down and Being Folded Into Atlantic Flagship Site Dylan Howard, who currently serves a VP of news at Ami, editor-in-chief of the National Enquirer and editorial director at RadarOnline, will re-launch Ok! »

- Wrap Staff

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The Atlantic Wire Shutting Down, To Be Folded Into Flagship Site

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The Wire, formerly known as The Atlantic Wire, will shut down, with its content folded into the main site on The Atlantic, according to an internal memo. “Important news on the digital front: In a couple of weeks, we will bring the staff of The Wire back into The Atlantic's fold,” The Atlantic co-presidents James Bennet and Bob Cohn told staff in an internal memo, obtained by Gawker. “We are very proud of what The Wire has accomplished editorially, and we think that joining its aggressive, deft news coverage with The Atlantic's ideas-driven journalism will provide a richer experience for. »

- Linda Ge

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‘Dallas’ Cast Rallies Fans to Watch Season Finale as TNT Mulls Renewal

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Forget one of the expiring Ewings, the entire future of TNT's “Dallas” is still currently up in the air. The rebooted drama, which has dropped in ratings from Season 2 to Season 3, may kill off its final character on Monday night's finale. Quite a bit of the chances for renewal are hinged on how the show performs live tonight, a person close to the production told TheWrap. If that's the case, the entire oil-rich family may be going away for good. Also read: ‘Dallas’ Finale: Which Ewing Will Die? (Poll) All TNT would tell TheWrap is: “Renewal decisions are based on an entire. »

- Tony Maglio

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‘Gotham’ Premiere: TheWrap's Live Blog

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Consider this a Bat-Signal for tweets. Fox's airwaves will turn into Gotham City tonight, at least for an hour before “Sleepy Hollow,” that is. Also read: ‘Gotham’ Stars Donal Logue and Robin Lord Taylor Talk ‘Trying to Merge Light and Dark’ When the hotly anticipated Batman prequel debuts, TheWrap will help whisk the viewer away to the DC Comics universe via our curated live blog, which is inclusive of photos, interviews and videos that we'll run throughout the evening. We'll also pull the best tweets into the mix, whether they are from cast, crew, creators or fans. Also read: ‘Gotham »


- Rebecca Rosenberg and Tony Maglio

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‘Better Call Saul’ Teaser Has Saul Begging for an ‘Amen’ in Court (Video)

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Bob Odenkirk mixed church and state in the new teaser for his upcoming AMC series “Better Call Saul,” a prequel and a spin-off for his “Breaking Bad” character Saul Goodman. See video: ‘Better Call Saul’ Open for Business in First Teaser “I bet if we were in church right now we'd get a big amen,” announced Saul to a quiet courtroom. “Are you with me ladies and gentlemen?” he continues, after the video cuts to the AMC network logo. Saul was a slimy, law-breaking lawyer in ”Breaking Bad,” Vince Gillian's Emmy-winning series starring Bryan Cranston as a school teacher who »


- Travis Reilly

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Rose McGowan on Why Rolling Stone Drove Her From Hollywood, Directorial Debut: I'm Done Selling My Sexuality

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For some, appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone is a career pinnacle, a childhood fantasy attained. For Rose McGowan, a suggestive pose on a 2007 issue of the iconic magazine was a wakeup call. “I just had this bouffant hairdo, this big bubble hairdo, this weird Photoshopped forehead that they gave me — I don't know why exactly, because my forehead was fine, last I checked — and this dark fake tan, and I'm chest-to-chest with Rosario Dawson and an ammo belt around my hip was the only clothing I had on,” McGowan remembered in a conversation with TheWrap »


- Jordan Zakarin

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‘Haven’ First Look: Mara Invades Nathan's Personal Space (Exclusive Video)

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Nathan is still determined to bring Audrey back, but in the next episode of Syfy's “Haven,” Mara is using their shared history to her advantage. The already complicated relationship between Nathan (Lucas Bryant) and Mara (Emily Rose) — the evil being who's taken over his partner's body — may be taking another turn, as evidenced in this exclusive clip (above) from Thursday's episode, titled “Spotlight.” Also read: ‘Haven’ Showrunners Preview Season 5's ‘Fight’ for Audrey's Soul, Tease Colorado Kid's Return After Audrey made a brief appearance at the end of last week's episode, Nathan has decided to hide Mara — chained up, »


- Linda Ge

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‘The View’ Hosts Are Disgusted by Hollywood Nude Photo Leaks But That Didn't Stop Rosie Perez from Looking (Video)

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The ladies of “The View” say they're disturbed by the latest wave of nude celebrity photos that leaked on the Internet this weekend. But one co-host admits she couldn't help but look. “I feel so horrible for these women,” Rosie Perez told the rest of the panel Monday. “It's so embarrassing.” Also read: Meagan Good Rips Fans for Reposting Her Leaked Nude Photos: ‘You Should Be Ashamed’ But she went on to admit that she's seen the topless pictures of actress Meagan Good for herself. “I was telling my friend yesterday,” Perez said. “He goes, ‘who was the latest?’ I said Meagan Good. »


- Ryan O'Connell

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Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon in Early Talks to Star in China-Set Movie ‘The Great Wall’

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Emmy winner Bryan Cranston and Oscar winner Matt Damon are in early talks to star in Zhang Yimou's China-set movie “The Great Wall,” an individual familiar with the Legendary project has told TheWrap. Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker had been set to star in a previous incarnation of the project when Ed Zwick was attached to direct. Also read: Ed Zwick Drops Directing Duties for ‘The Great Wall’ (Exclusive) Cranston's involvement is more likely than Damon's at this point, as the latter actor is preparing to reprise his signature role as Jason Bourne once he wraps Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi movie “The Martian. »


- Jeff Sneider

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Will Lee Exits Hollywood Reporter to Join People.com as Editor

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Hollywood Reporter's digital chief Will Lee is exiting the entertainment biz magazine's website to join People.com as Editor, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. The entertainment news veteran leaves the publication after eight months as THR's VP of Digital Programming. Lee replaced ousted editor Chris Krewson in Jan. 2014 in the newly titled role, reporting to THR digital general manager Dan Strauss. Lee becomes the fifth person to exit THR.com's top job in its various iterations in just five years. TheWrap's executive editor Joseph Kapsch, Variety's editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein, USA Today's Bryan Alexander and Krewson each separately. »


- Khalil Garriott

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‘Dallas’ Finale: Which Ewing Will Die? (Poll)

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TNT has promised one of the Ewings will die on the Season 3 finale of “Dallas,” which airs Monday night. But which family member will kick the bucket? Also read: ‘Dallas’ Star Josh Henderson Answers Twitter Questions; Talks New Music, Film and Season 4 Renewal Chances The short teaser offered ominous glimpses of mainstays Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), John Ross (Josh Henderson), Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) and Ann (Brenda Strong). Bobby, being held captive in the video, seems to be in an especially precarious predicament. But would the network kill off a main player, especially amid renewal concerns? Perhaps the (likely metaphorical) axe. »


- Travis Reilly

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‘Sports Jeopardy!’ Host Dan Patrick on NFL Scandals: The NFL Will Rebound Because We Have Games

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With more than 30 years in the business, sports broadcaster Dan Patrick seemingly has seen it all. But even Patrick admits that watching how the domestic violence and child abuse crises that have enveloped the entire NFL is a surreal feeling. “I think it was there before, I just don't know how much attention we were attaching to those issues,” Patrick told TheWrap. The radio personality and Emmy-winning host for NBC Sports sees a silver lining in the midst of a swirling public relations storm, the likes of which the NFL hadn't seen before. Patrick, speaking to TheWrap on Thursday — »


- Khalil Garriott

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Duncan Clark to Head International Film Operations for Universal

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Duncan Clark will head international film operations for NBC Universal from London, the company said Monday. Clark has been president of distribution for Universal Pictures International for years and will now serve as Universal's senior international executive. He's been filling the void created when David Kosse began his exit as Universal Pictures’ president of international in May. Word of the plan came in an internal memo from Jeff Shell, chairman Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and Donna Langley, Universal Pictures chairman, to the Universal staff. The company's top international executives are meeting this week in L.A. Also read: Universal PicturesDavid Kosse Named Head. »


- Todd Cunningham

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Meredith Vieira Trashes Matt Lauer's Dressing Room, Dares Debra Messing to Top Her Bluff (Video)

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Part of being a good detective is knowing when your perp is misleading you. Too bad “The Mysteries of Laura” star Debra Messing, who plays a cop on the show, was easily fooled by Meredith Vieira during a segment on her talk show “Meredith” Monday. Also read: Ratings: Debra Messing's ‘Mysteries of Laura’ Debut Does Well With ‘America's Got Talent’ Lead-in Both Messing and Vieira went back and forth sharing outrageous stories that the other tried to determine was either fact or fiction in a segment dubbed “Call My Bluff.” “My great, great grandfather was a cantor in the Polish forest, »


- Ryan O'Connell

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John Travolta, Kate Bosworth to Star in Action Drama ‘Life on the Line’

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John Travolta, Kate Bosworth and Devon Sawa will star in the action drama “Life on the Line,” which is being directed by David Hackl, it was announced Monday by producers Marro Films and Elite Film Productions. Story follows a crew of eccentric linemen who do the dangerous high-wire work of fixing the electrical grid as they struggle to hold on to the women they love until a massive storm threatens to rip their lives apart. Also read: John Travolta's ‘The Forger’ Acquired by Saban Films for $2.5 Million Primo Brown, Dylan Scott and Peter Horton wrote the film, which is being produced by. »


- Jeff Sneider

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‘Peter Pan Live!’ Finds Its Wendy and Tiger Lily

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NBC has found its Wendy and Tiger Lily for the upcoming TV musical, “Peter Pan Live!” Taylor Louderman (pictured above, left) will portray Wendy Darling, one of the three Darling children and the daughter of George and Mary Darling. Louderman had a lead role on Broadway for “Bring It On: The Musical” and was cast in touring productions of “Annie,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Grease” and “Aida.” Also read: NBC's ‘Peter Pan’ Casts Broadway Star Kelli O'Hara as Mrs. Darling Alanna Saunders (picture above, right) will portray Tiger Lily, the Native American who rules her “islanders” on Neverland and is captured by. »


- Tony Maglio

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With ‘Maze Runner’ Score, Fox Blows Up Movie Release Calendar

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Twentieth Century Fox launched a franchise with “The Maze Runner” this weekend. It's the first time that's ever been done in September, when the box office is notoriously sleepy. In doing so, the studio wrote another page in Hollywood's new script on movie releasing, which is definitely a work in progress. Months that the studios have typically steered clear of because schools were open, weather could pose a problem or there was no history of success, are being successfully colonized. ”The Maze Runner” score is the latest in a string of hits in months that have been traditional dead zones at. »


- Todd Cunningham

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Warner Bros. Promotes Hank Lachmund to Evp of Industrial Relations

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Warner Bros. promoted Hank Lachmund to Executive Vice President of Industrial Relations as part of the studio's ongoing restructuring of its labor relations under its corporate legal department. Lachmund will be the key executive responsible for all aspects of labor relations as well as industry-wide issues involving the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.  “Labor relations is our voice in the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and plays a critical role in maintaining stable and respectful relationships with the industry's unions and guilds,” said Kevin Tsujihara, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. “These organizations are absolutely crucial to the production business, »


- Gina Hall

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