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CBS Films Acquires Bill Nighy's Labor Union Movie ‘Pride’

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CBS Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Pride, which premiered to universal acclaim at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival and will open in theaters on September 19th. Directed by Tony Award®-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford, the dramatic comedy was produced by David Livingstone with Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and Natascha Wharton serving as executive producers.  The cast is led by Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Imelda Staunton (Maleficent), Dominic West (The Hour), Paddy Considine (Submarine), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Joseph Gilgun (Lockout), George MacKay (How I Live. »


- Jeff Sneider

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‘Downton Abbey's’ Joanne Froggatt on Her Emmy Nomination: I ‘Actually Cried Slightly’

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PBS's “Downton Abbey” star Joanne Froggatt has been through the Emmy thing before, but it hasn't made the second time any less special for her. “I am possibly even more thrilled this time around,” Froggatt told TheWrap on Thursday after Learning she was nominated for a second time since 2012. “It was such a wonderful experience being nominated for the first time two years ago,” she continued. “I felt very thankful to have that experience in my life and to be able to experience a second time is pretty amazing. So, I am really overwhelmed. The fact that I can call. »


- Jethro Nededog

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Hong Chau Upped to Series Regular on NBC's ‘A to Z’ (Exclusive)

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Hong Chau has been promoted to series regular on NBC's forthcoming sitcom “A to Z,” an individual familiar with the project tells TheWrap. Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti star in the half-hour comedy as Andrew and Zelda, a guy's guy and girl's girl whose meeting, subsequent relationship and ultimate breakup will be chronicled throughout the show. In the pilot, Chau played Lora, Andrew's co-worker whose own romantic entanglements cloud her judgment as she tries to help him in his woes with Zelda. Also read: ‘Mad Men's’ Ben Feldman Lands Lead on NBC Pilot ‘A to Z’ Chau is known for her role. »


- Linda Ge

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President Obama and Zach Galifianakis Nab Emmy Nomination for ‘Between Two Ferns’

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President Barack Obama was nominated for an Emmy on Thursday for his work with Zach Galifianakis on “Between Two Ferns.” The hilarious, fern-filled interview they made for Funny Or Die back in March was recognized in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category. Galifianakis’ purposefully awkward show was also nominated last year, but it didn't win. President Obama becomes the first sitting President to earn an Emmy nomination, but Ronald Reagan won a Golden Globe in 1957 and George W. Bush won two Razzie Awards for his appearance in “Fahrenheit 9/11.” See video: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler Help Matthew Weiner Do Comedy in ‘Are. »


- Travis Reilly

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Surprise Emmy Nominee Fred Armisen: ‘I Can't Believe I Get to Do Comedy’

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Fred Armisen didn't get any Emmy nominations when he was a cast member of the most-nominated show in Emmy history, “Saturday Night Live.” But voters must have warmed to him, because Armisen was one of the big surprises in this year's voting, landing a nomination in the high-profile Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for “Portlandia.” Armisen and Carrie Brownstein write and star in the low-budget but charmingly oddball IFC sketch show, which grabbed a remarkable six nominations, twice as many as last year's previous high. The show was also honored for its writing, directing, art direction and. »


- Steve Pond

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‘Fast & Furious 7' Finishes Reshoots, Film ‘Family’ Issues Emotional Thank You to Fans

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Eight months after the death of star Paul Walker put the breaks on production, “Fast & Furious 7” has finally finished the reshoots required to adjust the blockbuster after the tragedy. Walker's cast mates reacted to his death on social media — Vin Diesel's tribute was especially moving — and mourners flocked to the site where Walker's car crashed and eventually killed him. Also read: Vin Diesel Shares His Emotional Moment With Paul Walker's Family The long-running franchise eventually resumed production after re-writes and the decision to use Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody, in certain shots to complete the actor's story line. »


- Jordan Zakarin

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Reese Witherspoon Goes ‘Wild’ in First Trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Follow-up (Video)

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Reese Witherspoon hits the old, dusty trails on a journey of self-exploration in the first trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's “Wild,” his first film since the Oscar-winning “Dallas Buyers Club.” Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Witherspoon's Cheryl Strayed, the real life writer who took a 1,100 mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail after being afflicted by personal tragedies, including the death of her mother (played in flashbacks by Laura Dern). See video: Reese Witherspoon Is a ‘Great White Cow’ in Refugee Drama ‘The Good Lie’ A bad breakup also precipitates the extreme decision, »


- Linda Ge

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‘Glee’ Order Dropped to 13 Episodes

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The final season of “Glee” has been reduced from 22 to 13 episodes. The run to the finale will air over 13 consecutive weeks. On a conference call during May's television upfronts, outgoing Fox chief Kevin Reilly had hinted that the final season may not run as originally ordered. Also read: ‘Glee’ Hack Attack Hits Lea Michele Over Pregnancy The network elected to make the last season more of an event-style run, according to a network insider. But “Glee” has been struggling in the ratings. The most recent series finale for the show in May hit an all-time low for the series »


- Tony Maglio

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Mike Rowe on ‘Somebody's Gotta Do It’ vs. ‘Dirty Jobs': ‘More Mission, Less Poop’

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Mike Rowe has another TV show where he temporarily does weird, gross or undesirable jobs — but he wants you to know that it's nothing like his decade-long gig on “Dirty Jobs.” “We did 300 of them, we went to every state — it nearly killed me,” Rowe told reporters at Thursday's Television Critics Association panel, speaking of his former Discovery show. “I loved it. It was fundamentally about dirt, and work. “We focused a lot on process, how the thing got done, what it was,” Rowe continued. “‘Somebody's Gotta Do It’ is more biographical, really … we're looking for people who »


- Tony Maglio

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TruTV Announces Reality Musical, Three Other Series

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TruTV is getting into the musical game. The network has given the greenlight to a new series, “Branson Famous” (working title), which is billed as the first ever reality musical, along with three other shows, TruTV said Thursday. Also read: TruTV Announces Sporty Schedule at Upfront In addition to the four greenlights, TruTV also expanded its order for the upcoming western-themed reality show “Way Out West” — premiering July 21 — with an order for an additional 13 episodes. The other new series include “Hack My Life,” described as a comedic take on  life's little shortcuts that can save you time, effort and »


- Tim Kenneally

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Eileen Ford, Co-Founder Ford Modeling Agency, Dead at 92

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Eileen Ford, co-founder of Ford Models, has passed away at 92. The Long Island native was hospitalized last week after falling in her New York Home. Ford founded the Ford Modeling Agency — as it was originally called — with her husband Gerald W. Ford in 1946, and it quickly grew to become one of the biggest and most renowned agencies in the world. The industry pioneer was a famed modeling executive with an eye for talent. She helped launch several notable careers through the years, including Candice Bergen, Ali MacGraw, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Rachel Hunter and Brooke Shields (who was signed on. »


- Travis Reilly

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Sean Bean's Many On-Screen Deaths Bring Life to TNT's ‘Legends’ Panel

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Sean Bean‘s long history of getting killed on screen kicked off a lively discussion at the Television Critics Association for TNT's upcoming drama “Legends,” as the actor reflected on the public's interest in watching him die. Asked about audience's fascination with Bean's fictional deaths, the actor — whose onscreen demises include a memorable beheading on HBO's “Game of Thrones” — suggested that the interest might be due to the fact that he's just so good at dying. See photos: The Scene at TCA: Notable Quotables From the TV Press Tour “Quite bizarre, isn't it?” Bean mused. “I've died quite a few. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Rachel Weisz in Talks to Join Michael Fassbender in ‘Light Between Oceans’ (Exclusive)

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Oscar winner Rachel Weisz is in early talks to join Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander in Derek Cianfrance's DreamWorks drama “The Light Between Oceans,” TheWrap has learned. Set on a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, story follows a lighthouse keeper and his wife who are faced with a moral dilemma when a boat washes ashore with a dead man and a two-month-old infant. When they decide to raise the child as their own, the consequences of their choice are devastating. Weisz has an offer and is in early discussions to play the mother of that child. »


- Jeff Sneider

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Jim Belushi Joins Keanu Reeves, Renee Zellweger in Courtney Hunt's ‘The Whole Truth’

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Jim Belushi will join Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Gabriel Basso in the courtroom drama “The Whole Truth”, directed by Oscar nominee Courtney Hunt, it was announced on Thursday. The film will follow Reeves as defense attorney Richard Ramsay, who faces a tough case defending seventeen-year old murder suspect Mike Lassiter (Basso). The evidence against him is substantial: a knife with his finger prints and a near confession. On top of that, Mike hasn't spoken a word since the day of the crime. Also read: Keanu Reeves to Replace Daniel Craig in Courtroom Drama ‘The Whole Truth’ With no information. »


- Linda Ge

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Woody Harrelson on His Emmy Nomination: Thanks, But I'm Voting for Matthew McConaughey

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Woody Harrelson is stoked to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy, but he's casting his vote for his “True Detective” co-star Matthew McConaughey. “It's flattering to be nominated,” he said in a statement given to TheWrap, “but I have to throw my vote to Matthew, who I thought delivered the best performance of his life. Which is saying something.” The two actors were lauded this year for their roles as Detectives Marty Hart and Rust Cohle in HBO's intense and often surreal police drama — it's unsurprising both were nominated for “Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series.” Also read: ‘Hunger Games’ Stars Liam. »


- Travis Reilly

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‘Pushing Daisies’ Alum Anna Friel, ‘Fargo's’ Oliver Platt Join Johnny Galecki in ‘Master Cleanse’ (Exclusive)

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Pushing Daisies” alum Anna Friel and “Fargo” star Oliver Platt have joined the cast of Bron Studios and Gilbert Films’ fantasy horror comedy “The Master Cleanse,” TheWrap has learned. Johnny Galecki and Anjelica Huston star in the film, which serves as the feature debut of writer-director Bobby Miller. After holding onto heartbreak for several years, Paul (Galecki) decides to restart his life, joining a spiritual retreat designed to cleanse negative toxins from his body. But things take a turn when Paul and the other participants discover that the cleanse releases something far greater than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences. Also read: ‘Pushing Daisies’ Star. »


- Jeff Sneider

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Billy Bob Thornton Hopes Emmy Nod Will Help Him Get a Job

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Since his early days on the '90s sitcom “Hearts Afire,” Billy Bob Thornton largely stayed away from television — a career path that worked for him, given his three Oscar nominations and his win for writing “Sling Blade.” But the 58-year-old actor, writer and director came back to TV with a vengeance for the miniseries “Fargo,” in which his portrayal of of the implacable killer Lorne Malvo landed him one of the show's 17 Emmy nominations. Also read: Emmy Nominees: The Complete List How significant are awards to you? Well, I think they're very significant. For actors, it begets work. And since. »


- Steve Pond

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Whoopi Goldberg Addresses ‘The View’ Rosie O'Donnell-Elisabeth Hasselbeck Drama: ‘We Are Grown-Ass Women’

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Whoopi Goldberg wants people to know that no matter who ABC hires to replace Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy on “The View,”  they will act like “grown-ass women.” The show's moderator kicked off Thursday's show by addressing the media “speculation about a lot of stuff,” including why Shepherd and McCarthy left, as well as who may or may not be coming back. Also read: ABC's ‘The View’ Confirms Rosie O'Donnell Returning as Co-Host “Before we get started, I just have something on my mind. You know there is a lot of speculation about a lot of stuff going on here. »


- Greg Gilman

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ABC's ‘The View’ Confirms Rosie O'Donnell Returning as Co-Host

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ABC has officially confirmed that former co-host Rosie O'Donnell will be back on the daytime talk show. “It's official! ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18,” the show tweeted on its official Twitter account. O'Donnell will returning to “The View,” following the announcements that Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are departing the series when the current season ends production. Also read: Meghan McCain Guest-Hosting ‘The View’ Next Week Amid Talk of Her Joining Panel (Exclusive) Producers are currently searching for additional panel members for Season 18, which reportedly include Meghan McCain, who TheWrap first reported. »


- Jethro Nededog

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Ratings: Halle Berry-Steven Spielberg's ‘Extant’ Pulls Big Summer Audience, So-So Demo Numbers

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CBS won Wednesday night with the debut of the Halle Berry-Steven Spielberg sci-fi drama “Extant,” which had the summer's top new series premiere with a 1.7 rating in the key demographic. That was a far lower rating than CBS’ big debut of last summer, “Under the Dome,” which scored a 3.3 in the key 18-49 demo. The 13.5 million viewers “Dome” pulled in also topped the 9.4 million from “Extant.” CBS was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/6 share in the demo and first in viewers with an average of 7.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Big Brother” at 8 »


- Tony Maglio

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