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50 Cent, Gloria Allred Team Up for Educational Reality Show 'Dream School'

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Four years ago, 50 Cent had an epiphany about his contribution to society. "I started assessing my legacy and how I want people to remember me," he tells Rolling Stone at a press event for the second season of SundanceTV's education-based reality show Dream School. "Not as a guy who made a couple of cool songs or picked a couple of good roles in film and television, but more as someone who helped others the most. I spent so much time dealing with the business portion of the music business for [2009's] Before I Self Destruct, »


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Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph Flock to 'Angry Birds' Movie

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SNL alumni Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph will lead the voice-acting flock of Angry Birds, an animated film adaptation of the hugely addictive video game franchise created by Rovio Entertainment. 

On Wednesday, the company detailed the high-profile cast, which also includes Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Josh Gad, Danny McBride, current SNL cast member Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Jillian Bell (Workaholics), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Latin musician Romeo Santos and stand-up comedians Hannibal Buress and Cristela Alonzo.

Sudeikis will get top bird billing by voicing Red. »


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Tom Hanks Classic 'Big' Gets TV Adaptation

18 hours ago

Good news, fans of Eighties coming-of-age comedy: Zoltar has granted your wish for a half-hour TV show loosely based on Big, the 1988 classic starring Tom Hanks. According to Variety, Fox has acquired the project from Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, executive producers of that network's Enlisted.

The as-yet-untitled show will explore themes similar to the movie, specifically "what it means to be an adult and what it means to be a kid, and how in today’s world those two things are more confused than ever." Biegel, who also co-created the comedy Cougar Town, »


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'Twilight' Saga to Live On as Facebook Series

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The Twilight saga may be finished as both a book and movie series, but its creator has found a unique way to revive it. Author Stephenie Meyer, who wrote the four Twilight novels, and Lionsgate, the company that produced the movies, have partnered with Facebook to develop five short films set within the vampire-and-werewolf series' universe to be shown exclusively on the social media network next year, and they're seeking five female directors to make them. The talent search, dubbed "The Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga," will be hosted on Tongal, »


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'Tetris' Movie With 'Big, Epic, Sci-Fi' Plot Headed to Hollywood

30 September 2014 2:56 PM, PDT

With movies like Prince of Persia, Resident Evil and Need for Speed drawing in hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office, Hollywood's love affair with video games is justified. But the announcement that a film studio would be making a movie based on Tetris – the Russian floating puzzle-piece game that Nintendo made famous with the Game Boy in the Eighties (but more notably, a game with no zombies, race cars or Daggers of Time) – might raise a few eyebrows. But Larry Kasanoff – the CEO of Threshold Entertainment, which »


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'WWE Raw:' No Cm Punk? No Problem

30 September 2014 11:08 AM, PDT

From the sounds of swelling Cm Punk chants to the sight of what might be Justin Gabriel in furry-fetish attire hand-in-hand with former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, last night's Raw did not disappoint.

Unless, of course, you're still smarting over Roman Reigns' momentum-killing hernia surgery, skeptical that Rosa Mendes can help carry the Divas division or yearn for a time when in-ring antics were more provocative than booby-trapped briefcases.

But in the interest of time, brevity and the basic truth that one cannot – nor should – be compelled to dissect every promo, »


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Kevin Smith Explains How He 'Failed Into' Making 'Clerks III'

30 September 2014 10:38 AM, PDT

Nearly a decade after Clerks II came out, director Kevin Smith will be making another sequel to his breakthrough movie Clerks. The filmmaker revealed the news in his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, attributing the film's sudden greenlighting to the poor reception his current film, Tusk, is getting in theaters.

"A year and change ago I was desperately trying to get Clerks III made for the 20th anniversary and that desperation – I must have reeked of it because I couldn't fucking find money and shit," Smith said, according to The Wrap. "But it was Tusk, »


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Watch the Smoky, Mysterious New Trailer for 'Inherent Vice'

30 September 2014 8:35 AM, PDT

This weekend, Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, will receive its world premiere at the New York Film Festival — and now, the film's first trailer has finally been released.

Set in the early Seventies, the clip opens with voiceover narration that advises: "If it's a quiet night out at the beach, and your ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend and his wife and her boyfriend and a plot »


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Chris Hemsworth to Star in Movie About Hank Williams' Ghost

29 September 2014 1:48 PM, PDT

Thor is going country.

TheWrap reports that Chris Hemsworth will produce and star in the movie based on Steve Earle's book, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive. The 2011 novel by the Grammy-winning country star tells a fictional tale of Toby "Doc" Ebersole, the physician accused of giving Hank Williams a fatal dose of morphine. Ten years after the country music pioneer's death, his doctor is without a license and is supporting his own morphine habit by performing illegal abortions. Feeding his addiction further, Ebersole is haunted by Williams' ghost. »


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John Oliver Explains Why Us Drone Strikes Are Terrifying

29 September 2014 11:23 AM, PDT

"All of the sudden, drones are everywhere," John Oliver says above in the hilariously sad 12-minute piece from Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight. "They're the third most annoying thing in the sky after mosquitoes and plastic bags caught in the breeze." Oliver analyzes the Obama administration's use of these deadly military weapons from all possible angles, concluding that "drone strikes will be as much a characteristic of the Obama presidency as Obamacare or receiving racist e-mail forwards from distant relatives." 

The heart of Oliver's argument is that drones are »


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Watch 'The Simpsons' Invade 'Family Guy'

29 September 2014 8:12 AM, PDT

"The Simpsons Guy," the highly anticipated crossover episode between animated staples The Simpsons and Family Guy, hit airwaves on Sunday night. The hour-long Family Guy premiere found the Griffin crew stranded in Springfield after their car is stolen; Homer bumps into the family at the Kwik E Mart and offers to let them stay at the Simpson home. Chaos, naturally, ensues: Peter and Homer employ a number of insane tactics to track down the missing vehicle, holding a "Stolen Car Wash" and guzzling gasoline in order to "think like a car. »


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'Sons of Anarchy' Take on 'Baby, Please Don't Go' - Premiere

29 September 2014 5:27 AM, PDT

With their scorching cover of "Baby, Please Don't Go," Sons of Anarchy house band the Forest Rangers add to the storied lineage of a ubiquitous blues standard. Their no-frills version is set to appear in the seventh season's fourth episode, "Poor Little Lambs," which airs on Tuesday, September 30th.   

SoA music supervisor Bob Thiele says this straightforward, guitar-heavy approach is exactly what the Forest Rangers had in mind. "This one ain't rocket science," he tells Rolling Stone, calling the track "a straight-up, balls-out version of the blues classic made famous by Muddy Waters. »


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