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One Dead, Two Injured After Set Collapse on Martin Scorsese's Film 'Silence'
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One man was killed and two more injured when a structure on the Taiwan set of director Martin Scorsese's upcoming drama Silence collapsed earlier this week. "There was an unfortunate accident at Cmpc Studios in Taiwan, where the Martin Scorsese film, Silence, is in pre-production," a spokesperson for the film wrote in a statement to Deadline.
"An existing structure on the Cmpc backlot had been deemed unsafe by the production, and accordingly a third-party contractor was hired to reinforce and make it safe prior to any production-related work commencing in this building, »
Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Time Travel Movie?
30 January 2015 2:17 PM, PST
The teenage time travel movie Project Almanac hits theaters this weekend. It's a "found footage" film about friends who stumble upon schematics for a time machine but find out that there are horrible consequences for messing with the timeline. It's sort of a darker Back to the Future, and it comes out in the very year Marty visited in Back to the Future Part II.
Now we have a question for you: What is the greatest time travel movie ever released? Feel free to vote for a classic like The Time Machine »
5 Surprising Revelations From Jennifer Nettles on 'Watch What Happens Live'
30 January 2015 10:43 AM, PST
From Sugarland breakup rumors to Taylor Swift's country ditch and Blake Shelton's ego, no topic was off limits when Jennifer Nettles appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live! Thursday night. The singer, who released her solo album, That Girl, last year, joined Scandal star Tony Goldwyn on the couch opposite show host Andy Cohen for a half-hour of a lot of laughter. The three engaged not only in conversation but also in competition, as Cohen tested Nettles' mettle when it came to making up song lyrics on the spot. »
'Game of Thrones' Season Five Trailer: Snakes, Revenge, Beards
30 January 2015 9:26 AM, PST
Sand Snakes, dragons, revenge plots, a haggard-looking Tyrion: It's all there in the epic trailer for Game of Thrones Season Five, which premiered this past week during IMAX screenings of Season Four's final two episodes, "The Watchers on the Wall" and "The Children." While the teaser hasn't been officially released, one quick-thinking theater attendee recorded the footage and uploaded the above clip.
"Justice has a price" is the tagline and essential theme of the trailer, which is soundtracked by a droning cover of David Bowie's iconic "Heroes." Other notable »
Eddie Murphy Returning to 'SNL' After 31-Year Absence
30 January 2015 6:50 AM, PST
Eddie Murphy became a comedy legend during his early Eighties run on Saturday Night Live. But he hasn't graced the show's iconic stage since hosting an episode on December 15th, 1984 – months after leaving the series during Season Nine – with bad blood souring the relationship over the years. Now Murphy is making his long-awaited return for the series' three-hour 40th anniversary special, scheduled for February 15th. "It's just timing," the comedian-musician told News One in a recent interview. "It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it. »
'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Preps Month of Live Musical Mash-Ups
29 January 2015 1:25 PM, PST
Jimmy Kimmel Live will shake up its regularly scheduled musical performances this February with a new series, "Mash Up Mondays," bringing together two artists for a special one-off gig.
"Mash Up Mondays" kicks off February 2nd with Weezer and Zz Top — or as host Jimmy Kimmel re-dubbed them in a press release, "Wee-z Top" — and continues February 9th with Haim and funk legends Morris Day and the Time (a.k.a. "Morris Day and the Haim"). On February 16th, rising soul star Aloe Blacc will take the stage with Nineties »
Shania Twain Las Vegas Concert Special to Air on ABC
28 January 2015 10:08 AM, PST
Shania Twain is returning to TV screens, for one night only, in the exclusive concert event, Shania: Still the One Live from Vegas, airing February 28th, at 9:00 p.m. Et on ABC. The special recaps Twain's successful two-year residency in Las Vegas, which came to an end in December.
The global superstar, who was last seen in the 2011 reality series Why Not? for Oprah Winfrey's Own network, performed 105 shows during her Vegas stint, in a stage spectacle that incorporated a 13-piece live band, dancers, trained horses and a flying motorcycle. »
'Wet Hot American Summer' Series Teaser Confirms Casting
28 January 2015 8:26 AM, PST
Cult film comedy Wet Hot American Summer is returning as a limited, eight-episode series this summer on Netflix. And while it was rumored that most of the original cast would be onboard for the long-awaited project, fans can officially breathe a sigh of relief. The newly released teaser trailer reveals the Camp Firewood return of Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter.
‘Ghostbusters' Reboot Sets All-Female Cast, Release Date
28 January 2015 5:40 AM, PST
Just three months after it was announced that Bridesmaid director Paul Feig would reboot the Ghostbusters series with an all-female cast, the four actresses who will don the proton packs have been revealed: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and current Saturday Night Live stars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Feig tweeted his Ghostbusters casting news Tuesday night along with the film's scheduled release date: July 22nd, 2016.
Phillip Phillips Seeks Break From 'Oppressive' 'American Idol' Producer
27 January 2015 1:36 PM, PST
Nearly three years after winning American Idol, Phillip Phillips is attempting to declare his contract with the show's production company, 19 Entertainment, to be illegal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a legal filing, he claimed the company has "manipulated" him into making appearances, forcing him to perform for free at a concert for one of Idol's sponsors, and that he found out the title of his last album, 2014's Behind the Light, along with the general public.
Last week, the singer filed a "petition to determine controversy" – a legal »
Blake Shelton Reportedly Scores Role in Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Movie
27 January 2015 10:23 AM, PST
According to the Wrap, the country singer will make his film debut in Ridiculous 6, a spoof of Westerns such as The Magnificent Seven. Sources tell the entertainment site that Shelton will play Wyatt Earp, a real-life lawman from the Old West who has been portrayed in a handful of books and movies — including 2012's Wyatt Earp's Revenge, coincidentally starring the singer's longtime friend »
Watch the NFL's Harrowing Anti-Domestic Violence Super Bowl PSA
27 January 2015 9:33 AM, PST
The NFL has released the 60-second version of a new anti-domestic violence PSA, which will air as a 30-second spot during the first quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1st, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The clip, which is the latest in the League's No More campaign, is reportedly based on an actual phone call in which a woman dials 911, but pretends to order a pizza since she is unable to talk openly in her own home. As the caller does her best to communicate with the operator, »
Joan Rivers' Daughter Sues Medical Clinic Over Comedian's Death
27 January 2015 8:23 AM, PST
Update: A lawyer for Dr. Gwen Korovin, who reportedly left the operation room at a time when she could have administered a tracheotomy on Joan Rivers, is denying the allegations that she abandoned the comedian in Melissa Rivers' lawsuit. "What happened was she never left the room," attorney William Lewis told The New York Times. "Not only did she never leave the room, she was the last doctor to leave the room after Miss Rivers was taken away by E.M.S. in an ambulance."
Joan Rivers' daughter, »
'Fantastic Four' Prepare for Future in New Trailer
27 January 2015 8:09 AM, PST
The Fantastic Four will stretch, sneak, blaze and clobber their way back into movie theaters this summer, and now the latest iteration of Marvel's first band of genetically modified misfits have a properly epic trailer to mark the occasion.
The clip features a grave monologue ostensibly delivered by Dr. Franklin Storm (played by Reg E. Cathey), who waxes on humankind's insatiable need to discover, invent and build. As he speaks, we get our first look at the superheroes-to-be — Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, »
Louis C.K. 'Disappoints' on 'Letterman,' Talks 'Deflategate'
27 January 2015 6:42 AM, PST
After the "historic" Northeast blizzard forced Louis C.K. to cancel his fourth show at Madison Square Garden, the comedian made a last-minute appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, where he delved into a topic both timely and near to his heart: Disappointing people.
Despite several prior sold-out shows at Msg, C.K. said that every time he looks out into the throngs of people, he focuses only on a select handful: "There's at least, in 15,000 people, 1,000 disappointed people," C.K. cracked. "And I see them all; I see them still today. »
James Franco Talks 'Resentment,' 'Weird Expectations' for 'The Interview'
26 January 2015 12:37 PM, PST
While it seems like everyone from Hollywood to the White House has voiced their opinion on the controversial, North Korea-infuriating comedy The Interview, the film's star James Franco has stayed mostly mum on the whole situation; the actor even showed up extremely late for Seth Rogen's scheduled live-tweet of the film after it hit video-on-demand. However, the Daily Beast caught up with Franco at Sundance, where the actor finally opened up about the Sony cyber-attack and the rallying cry The Interview created.
Because of the uproar around the film, »
Sundance 2015: Peter Travers Talks to Cast of 'Z for Zachariah'
25 January 2015 5:58 PM, PST
The snow-covered streets of Park City, Utah, would hardly give a radioactive postapocalyptic landscape a run for its money. But when the stars of the hit Sundance film Z for Zachariah — Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine and Margot Robbie — show up to Off the Cuff's outdoor set to talk to Peter Travers about adapting the 1974 cult sci-fi novel, none of them can handle the cold. A toxic environment? No problem. A temperature below 30 degrees? It's time to move things inside.
Like the book, the film takes place in a ruined future »