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Colin Farrell confirms: I'm starring in 'True Detective' Season 2

23 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Colin Farrell is your new "True Detective." After weeks of speculation, the "Saving Mr. Banks" actor has confirmed he'll be starring in Season 2 of the HBO crime drama, telling the Sunday World: "I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited." He then added: "I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids." The network still hasn't confirmed Farrell's casting. "True Detective" Season 1 starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey and was directed by Cary Fukunaga, who won an Emmy for his work on the show. It was additionally nominated for four more Emmys including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Harrelson and McConaughey. Farrell is the first actor to »


- Chris Eggertsen

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Peter Dinklage to Star in Adaptation of ‘The Thicket’

4 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Dinklage is attached to star in the adaptation of author Joe Lansdale’s crime thriller “The Thicket” for Gianni Nunnari’s production company Hollywood Gang.

The pic will be produced by Nunnari. Dinklage and his long-time manager David Ginsberg will also produce through their newly formed production company. Shannon Gaulding, who works with Nunnari, will also serve as producer on the project.

Set in feral East Texas in the early 20th century, this dark thriller follows an innocent young man named Jack who goes on an epic quest to rescue his sister after she has been kidnapped by violent killer Cut Throat Bill and his gang. Jack enlists the help of a crafty bounty hunter named Shorty (Dinklage), a grave-digging alcoholic son of an ex-slave and a street-smart prostitute. The three track the girl into the deadly no-man’s land known as The Big Thicket — a place where blood and chaos reign. »


- Justin Kroll

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'Gone Girl': Fincher's Faithful Flynn Adaptation Bewitches Critics

6 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Critics have set a high bar for the hotly buzzed "Gone Girl," which bows at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New York Film Festival on September 26 before opening wide October 3. While the two-and-a-half hour thriller's Oscar status remains up in the air, players Affleck and Pike and director-writer team Fincher and Flynn are all picking up praise. Fincher seems to be returning to the hardboiled storytelling of 2007's "Zodiac," another long and twisty thriller where the criminal investigation is a red herring for a much darker, deeper exploration of American life. Here's a sampling of the chatter. Trailer below. David Edelstein, New York Magazine: "The movie is phenomenally gripping—although it does leave you queasy, uncertain what to take away on the subject of men, women, marriage, and the possibility of intimacy from the example of such prodigiously messed-up people. Though a woman wrote the script, the male gaze dominates, »


- Ryan Lattanzio

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New York Times Editor Says Article About Shonda Rhimes Was ''Condescending'' and ''Out of Touch''

2 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Margaret Sullivan of The New York Times has slammed her colleague's recent article on Shonda Rhimes, calling it "astonishingly tone-deaf and out of touch." In light of the recent controversy surrounding Alessandra Stanley's article on the television producer, where she calls her an "angry black woman", Sullivan says, "the readers and commenters are correct to protest this story." She continued, "Intended to be in praise of Ms. Rhimes, it delivered that message in a condescending way." Culture editor Danielle Mattoon, discussed the editing process with Stanley's particular article, explaining, "There was never any intent to offend anyone and I deeply »


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‘The Shawshank Redemption’ at 20: How It Went From Bomb to Beloved

4 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When it premiered on September 23, 1994, “The Shawshank Redemption” barely registered at the box office. The prison drama opened at No. 9, below the odious sex comedy “Exit to Eden” and just above Robert Redford’s “Quiz Show,” already in its fifth week. Though nominated for seven Academy Awards, the film failed to connect with audiences and vanished from theaters with little fanfare. And then, slowly but surely, its fortunes began to change. On its 20th anniversary, here’s how “The Shawshank Redemption” beat the odds and became a beloved classic.

Stephen King

Prior to 1982, most readers thought of King as an author who wrote only horror, but the publication of “Different Seasons” changed all that. A critically acclaimed bestseller, this beautifully crafted collection of four dramatic novellas introduced King to an even broader audience. The book’s first story, “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption,” remains one of his most deeply humane and hopeful works of fiction. »


- Matthew Chernov

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Eric ‘The Actor’ Lynch of Howard Stern Radio Show Dead at 39

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Eric “The Actor” Lynch, a regular guest on Howard Stern's radio show, has died at the age of 39. His manager Johnny Fratto confirmed Sunday n a Twitter post that the radio personality died Saturday. His cause of death was not revealed, but Lynch died surrounded by family and friends in Sacramento, Fratto told TMZ. Lynch, who was also known as “Eric the Midget” on the Sirius Xm show and was a member of Stern's “Wack Pack,” stood three feet tall. Health problems confined him to a motorized wheelchair, but didn't prevent him from yelling at. »

- Todd Cunningham

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Lorde Reveals Cover Art, Title for ‘Mockingjay’ Song

21 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lorde has revealed that the title of her lead single on the “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ soundtrack is “Yellow Flicker Beat,” and also released the cover art for the track on Monday.

Lionsgate announced in July that the New Zealand recording artist would curate the soundtrack, which will be available through Republic Records this fall. Lorde’s single on the soundtrack will be available for purchase on iTunes beginning Sept. 30.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, opens Nov. 21, and is produced by Color Force and distributed by Lionsgate.

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- Kevin Noonan

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Seattle Seahawks' DeShawn Shead Proposes to His Girlfriend on the Field After Win Over Denver Broncos: Watch Now!

25 minutes ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It was win-win for DeShawn Shead on Sunday. After his team's victory over the Denver Broncos in overtime, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback took advantage of the feel-good moment and proposed to girlfriend Jessica Martinez right in the middle of the field. "She said yes!" Shead happily shared a photo of himself with his ring-flashing fiancée after he had popped the question. After he had showered and dressed in jeans and a button-down shirt, the 26-year-old football player from Palmdale, Calif., led Martinez onto the 50-yard line at CenturyLink Field and got down on one knee as family and friends he had assembled for the occasion looked on. "Will you marry me Jessica?" »


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

26 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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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Julie Plec Opens Up About Honoring Vampire Diaries, Originals Crew Member Sarah Jones With 5K Walk-a-Thon in Her Name

28 minutes ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Earlier this year, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals family lost one of their own in a tragic accident. Sarah Jones, a young camera assistant in Georgia, lost her life while working on the film set for the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider due to unsafe working conditions. Today would have been her 28th birthday, and the Tvd and Originals cast and crew are honoring her in an incredibly meaningful way. Members from both CW hit shows banded together to organize a 5K walk-a-thon in Atlanta, where both shows film, on Sunday, October 5, led by Jones' parents, Richard and Elizabeth Jones, along with her brother Eric. All proceeds from the event will go to the Sarah Jones Film Foundation. We were so moved »


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Jennifer Lawrence Is Your Sexiest Best Friend at a Concert—See Her Hot Style!

28 minutes ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There's one in every bunch. The bestie who outdresses the rest with the perfect outfit choice. Every. Single. Time. But in the case of Jennifer Lawrence, that "bunch" is every single girlfriend group in the world since the American Hustle star is the ultimate honorary member. Here the Academy Award winner is winning at concert-going with this sexy black combo, and once again we're a combo of awestruck and envious. This midriff-bearing top is far sexier than what we typically see on the actress. Cap sleeves and skinny black jeans keep it squarely in chic territory, but we love that J.Law is going a little risqué with a lot of stomach showing. An open-toed bootie might be more »


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Madam Secretary Creator Barbara Hall on Being a Female Showrunner and Creating a Reluctant Hero

28 minutes ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last night, CBS debuted Madam Secretary, the new show from Joan of Arcadia creator Barbara Hall in which Téa Leoni plays the secretary of State, to a very good-size audience. In his review, Vulture's Matt Zoller Seitz wrote, "Madam Secretary is ... attuned to the ways in which women exercise (and are expected to exercise) great power on those occasions when they manage to acquire it." When John Horn, host of Southern California Public Radio's new arts and entertainment show, the Frame, spoke with Hall, she spoke about how her time being a woman in a man's world has influenced Madam Secretary and her other shows. (Listen to Horn and Hall's interview below and subscribe to the Frame at iTunes or Stitcher.)There’s been a fair amount of talk that your main character, Elizabeth McCord, is an idealized version of a Secretary of State, perhaps even Hillary Clinton. How do »


- John Horn

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Woody Allen's Sixties Stand-Up Albums Reissued

41 minutes ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The recordings Woody Allen made of his comedy routines in the mid-Sixties will once again be available at an affordable price. November 25th will see the release of a comprehensive two-disc set – The Stand-Up Years: 1964 – 1968 – which will contain everything from the three records Allen released in the Sixties, along with a never-before-released routine and more bonus audio. The additional material comprises 25 minutes of excerpts from the 2012 film Woody Allen: A Documentary, in which he discusses how stand-up comedy changed his life, as well as liner notes by the documentary's producer and director, »


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

43 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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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Shia Labeouf Announces Running-Themed Art Exhibit, ''#Metamarathon''—Get All the Details!

43 minutes ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Shia Labeouf just announced his latest foray into the world of performance art: #Metamarathon. The actor has been posting his running routes through his Nike+ app on Twitter over the recent weeks, and now it's finally been revealed exactly what the cryptic messages were for. After spelling out the art exhibit's aforementioned title, Shia took to Twitter to share one definition of the word "run." "Run: to move swiftly on foot, to Process or execute a Program or instruction, an unbroken series of Performances," he wrote. Oh boy. And after that, he tweeted the big news: "#Metamarathon at the @Stedelijk Amsterdam 09.25.14." So »


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

45 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

47 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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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Salim and Mara Brock Akil Ink New Bet Overall Deal (Exclusive)

58 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bet is locking down The Game and Being Mary Jane creators Salim and Mara Brock Akil. The Viacom-owned cable network has inked the duo and their Akil Productions banner to a new two-year overall deal, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The deal keeps the couple at the network through 2016 and extends their previous three-year pact with the cabler. Story: Hollywood's Undercover Hitmakers: Salim and Mara Brock Akil The Akils are responsible for launching Bet into original scripted programming with The Game, currently in production for its eighth season, and Being Mary Jane, which opened as a back-door pilot to 5 million viewers. Mara Brock Akil created

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Bryan Singer Returning to Direct X-Men: Apocalypse Following Sexual Assault Lawsuit Drama

58 minutes ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Confirmed! After months of speculation, Bryan Singer is officially returning to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, a source confirms to E! News. The upcoming X-Men flick will follow this year's X-Men: Days of Future Past and will mark Singer's fourth X-Men film. Singer isn't the only one returning for the superhero franchise's next installment. Stars Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters and many other members will also reportedly be returning. Back in June, Singer teased a photo of the script treatment for X-Men: Apocalypse. "@xmenmovies #xmen," Singer simply captioned the sneak-peek pic, which was his first Instagram post ever. According »


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Here Are the Villains You’ll Meet Tonight on Gotham

58 minutes ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Tonight is the series premiere of Gotham, Fox's serialized-procedural hybrid touting Batman-related characters sans Batman. The show follows young detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and tracks his rise through the Gotham City Police Department ranks, as well as his heroic exploits as the last good man in a treacherous town. Every week the show will dive into a crime element, as well as sub-plot threads that detail the back-stories of Batman's most notorious arch-nemeses. Gotham's creators and writers have undertaken the unruly task of introducing a cadre of colorful super-villains from the DC Comics universe to a mixed audience of fans and newcomers that might be at once uber-familiar and completely out of the loop. Vulture talked to the rogues’ real-life counterparts at last week’s East Coast premiere of the show to see how their characters’ pop-culture backstories compare to those teased tonight on Gotham’s first episode. »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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