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Venice Days Adds Julie Delpy-Directed ‘Lolo’ Starring Herself And Dany Boon To Lineup

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

Rome – Julie Delpy’s return to French filmmaking, “Lolo,” a high-profile comedy starring herself and Gallic superstar Dany Boon (“Welcome to the Sticks”) has been added as the eleventh competition title at the Venice Film Festival’s independently run Venice Days section, which is modeled on the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

Delpy stars as Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry who falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene (Boon), while on a spa retreat with her best friend.

Lolo” (pictured) is produced by Michael Gentile with Wild Bunch handling international sales.

“The presence of Julie Delpy gives us with one title three key elements of our section: attention for female creativity, passion for comedies and movies that mix fun and smarts, and the special grace of French cinema,”

enthused Venice Days topper Giorgio Gosetti in a statement.

The 11th edition of Venice Days will run »


- Nick Vivarelli

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Pez Candy Animated Movie in the Works

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

Pez candy is getting the movie treatment.

Envision Media Arts is developing an animated film based on the 88-year-old pressed, chalky, tablet-shaped candy and dispensers, which often feature iconic pop culture characters.

Cameron Fay (“Brother in Laws”) will write the screenplay, while Lee Nelson and David Buelow will produce for Ema. Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer and Jonathan Hung brought the project to EMA and will executive produce alongside Ema’s David Tish.

“Pez candy is beloved by children and adults alike. With Cameron Fay we’ve created a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many,” EMA CEO and founder Nelson said.

EMA most recently completed the drama “Henry Joseph Church,” starring Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson. The studio has financed and/or produced five films in the last five years, including the 2012 Sundance Film Festival hit “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” with Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Will & Jada Not Splitting

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are at the center of yet another split rumor, but Access Hollywood has learned the couple is, in fact, not set to divorce.

Following a tabloid report claiming the Hollywood power couple was planning to divorce at the end of the summer, a source close to Will and Jada told Access this claim is ridiculous.

The source went to question who many times the couple will have to defend their marriage.

Photos: Hollywood’s Lasting Relationships

Will, 46, married Jada, 43, in 1997. They have two kids together, Jaden and Willow.

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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Amy Schumer Determined to Reduce Gun Violence, Says She Thinks of Lafayette Shooting Victims "Everyday"

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

Amy Schumer is not ready to forget about what happened in Lafayette, LA. Less than two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside a movie screening of Trainwreck, the Hollywood actress is speaking out and promising to make waves in the fight against gun violence. It all began when Sarah Clements — who describes herself as a "student activist for safer communities" and a "daughter of a Sandy Hook survivor" — penned an emotional plea to the A-lister to make a different in the movement. "We must work to shut down" the "same group of core ideologies" that create problems, including: "disgusting comments and harassment we receive on Twitter and other social media »


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See How Well the Cast of Wet Hot American Summer Has Aged

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It’s been almost 15 years since we were first introduced to the counselors of Camp Firewood in Wet Hot American Summer; Netflix’s prequel series takes us back to the future, so to speak. In eight episodes released on Friday, First Day of Camp features nearly every adult cast member from the 2001 movie — plus enough notable guest stars to make a mini Mad Men reunion — all playing their characters, eight weeks younger, while being a decade-and-a-half older in real life. Some haven’t aged a day since 2001 (Paul Rudd), others have miraculously grown younger (Janeane Garofalo), but everyone can agree that having 40-to-50-year-olds playing teenagers is a great idea. Take a look at how each of the main characters changed from the first day of camp (2015, on the right) to the last (2001, on the left). Spoilers for First Day of Camp ahead. »


- Katla McGlynn

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30-Foot-Tall Inflatable Minion Gets Loose, Rampages Irish Highway

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In a curious incident of life imitating ... well, yes, let's go with "art," an Irish roadway found itself menaced by a gigantic Minion balloon this week. Thanks to a strong summer wind, the 30-foot inflatable Minion, erected to promote a local fair, was shaken loose from its moorings and fell across Swords Road outside Dublin on Monday afternoon. There have been no reported injuries from the incident, and Dublin city councilor Paul McAuliffe is fighting an uphill battle to get the public to stop giggling. "I don’t want to sound like a killjoy, but if that had landed on a cyclist, for instance, it could have been serious," McAuliffe told The Irish Times. "If you take the Minion part of it out, if this was a large inflatable weather balloon that had not been properly tethered, there would be no [humor] in this story at all." McAuliffe is asking »

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That New Dungeons & Dragons Movie Is Finally Happening

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That new Dungeons & Dragons movie fans have long held out for since the panned 2000 version is finally happening. After a ten-month legal battle over ownership rights to the popular fantasy role-playing game, Warner Bros. announced Monday that it can officially move forward with its planned adaptation. News of the film first broke in 2013, but with the lawsuit no longer a hindrance, the studio has the green light to bring Orphan writer David Leslie Johnson's already-written script, set in the Forgotten Realms, to the big screen. Too bad Community probably already did D&D best. »


- Dee Lockett

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WWE Legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer

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

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been diagnosed with cancer. The 72-year-old wrestling legend's wife Carole Snuka revealed his diagnosis in a video interview with 1Wrestling.com's Bill Apter Sunday. "They have removed the cancer, and they removed a portion of his stomach and his lymph nodes," she noted.  "The doctor said he did very well. They're very happy with the outcome." "He still has a long road ahead of him, and the doctor says he's an amazingly strong man, and we all know how strong Jimmy is," added Carole. "Jimmy can take a beating. He says he's ready for this fight. And he also wants to let his fans know that he's not »


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Phew! The New Spider-Man Movie Isn't Going to Be Another Origin Story

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

Superhero movies...they're great, right? They've got action, they've got comedy, and more often than not they've got hot guys in spandex. It's a win-win all around. Audiences even like them so much that they're willing to re-watch the same superhero movies with different actors playing the superheroes over and over again. Movie studios are now famous for The Reboot, which is just another way of saying This Superhero Movie Was Already Made But People Will Pay for Anything So Let's Try It Again. Sure it sounds bad when you say it like that, but in practice it's actually kind of fun—and it gives fans the chance to get to see both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in »


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Jessica Alba Gets Burned by Her Company’s Suspect Sunscreen: Wrap Trends (Video)

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

Jessica Alba’s billion-dollar Honest Company is under fire for potentially defective sunscreen, with charbroiled customers complaining online that an Spf 30 lotion sold by the company is lifeless, generic and unnecessary. Wait, sorry, those were reviews for “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” The company responded to its victims as you would expect any company named “Honest” to do: it blamed the product’s third-party tester and said no further action would be taken. Whether the sunscreen as “safe and effective” as Honest says, should you be slathering your children in sun protection from the star of “Honey?” Watch the latest Wrap. »


- Wrap Staff

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The Surprisingly Complicated Legacy of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'

51 minutes ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Jon Stewart's finest moment began with a question and closed with a promise, but it's the space in between that contains the key to his influence. His opening monologue on September 20, 2001 (video below), the first taping of "The Daily Show" after the attacks of 9/11, was nearly nine minutes of ragged, unstinting emotion. He pounded his desk. He squirmed in his seat. He cracked the occasional joke. He choked back tears, grasped at pen and paper, turned from hope to rage to fear and back again. Even in extremis, his desire all along—at times frustrating, at times damning, nearly always painfully funny—has been to tell the truth. To many of my generation, Stewart is the most trusted man on television, because in tragedy as in comedy, he's not afraid to break. Read More: "Late Night's Unfinished Revolution" This Thursday, when he concludes his 16-year tenure as the host of "The Daily Show, »


- Matt Brennan

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FX Networks Acquires TV Premiere Rights to ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’

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FX Networks continues to be the most aggressive buyer of major theatrical hits, locking up the exclusive U.S. commercial television premiere rights to “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” which topped the weekend’s domestic box office.

The latest “Mission: Impossible” film will be available for FX Networks and its suite of networks: FX, Fxx, Fxm and the video-on-demand platform Fxnow. In addition, FX Networks has acquired the comedy “Trainwreck,” which has grossed nearly $80 million domestically, as well as “Spy,” “Pixels” and “Paper Towns.”

So far this year, FX Networks has secured the exclusive U.S. commercial television premiere rights to several blockbusters, including “Minions,” “Jurassic World” and “Furious 7.” It has also licensed “Terminator: Genisys,” “Ted 2,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Taken 3,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service and Home.”

In 2014, FX Networks licensed 67% of the year’s feature films that grossed more than $100 million at the box office.

 

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- Rick Kissell

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Ronda Rousey destroyed Bethe Correia - is a man next?

54 minutes ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Both Ufc fans and those who happened to be on on the Internet this weekend likely know that Ronda Rousey soundly defeated challenger Bethe Correia in 34-seconds on Saturday night, lighting the #UFC190 hashtag on fire. Fans of the sport know that Rousey has a reputation for taking down her opponents with lightning speed. In fact, the total time for her last four fights combined is about a minute and a half. The sheer force of her athleticism is awe-inspiring and fans want to see more of it - and her challenged. Some had hoped that Correia would present one, when she so clearly didn’t, some threw up their hands and exclaimed, “That’s it! Ronda has got to fight a man…” Rousey herself has said that she wouldn’t – and has a great reason not to: "I don't think it's a great idea to have a man hitting a woman on television, »


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Dreama Walker Marries Christopher McMahon in Hawaii—See the Pics!

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

Dreama Walker is officially off the market! The Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 actress secretly wed longtime boyfriend Christopher McMahon over the weekend in Hawaii. The twosome tied the knot on the beach, where the bride dazzled in a lace wedding gown and the groom looked handsome in a black tuxedo. The actress shared several pictures on her Instagram, using the hashtag #mahalomcmahons to symbolize their union (and aggregate pics, of course!). One picture captures the moment they said their I dos, holding each other's hands underneath a wooden portico to shield them from the bright Hawaiin sun. Another picture reveals the couple after swapping their vows, posing for pics by the ocean. With her face »


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Why You Should Revisit Faye Dunaway's Kinky Giallo 'Eyes of Laura Mars'

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Director Irvin Kershner’s stylish thriller is reminiscent in more ways than one of Mario Bava’s 1964 giallo, "Blood and Black Lace"; each film contrasts the glamorous world of high fashion with the lurid crime spree of a brutal serial killer. As the fashion photographer whose sadistic photo spreads resemble crime scenes, Faye Dunaway begins to experience visions of real-life murders, including her own. Tommy Lee Jones and Brad Dourif co-star and John Carpenter co-wrote the script (from his own story) with David Goodman. »


- Trailers From Hell

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Failing to Realize The Lego Movie Was the Exception, Not the Rule, Hollywood Begins Developing a Pez Dispenser Movie

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Hollywood is learning the wrong lesson from the success of The Lego Movie. In this case, it's not "make a charming action comedy about the joy of creativity," but instead, "Make a film about pieces of plastic that people have heard of" — which, in fairness, is much easier. The most recent news comes via Deadline: Envision Media Arts is developing an animated movie based on Pez dispensers, which the company's CEO promises will feature "a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many." It's the latest instance of the post–Lego Movie rush to adapt every last beloved pop-culture concept to the screen — see also the Settlers of Catan movie and the emoji movie. However, we can take solace in the Transformers-era trend of optioning toys, which gave us things like the Taylor Lautner Stretch Armstrong movie and Ridley Scott's Monopoly. Which is »


- Nate Jones

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Ronda Rousey to Star in Her Own Biopic: Will It Last Longer Than 34 Seconds?

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Ronda Rousey will star in a movie based on her recent New York Times best-selling autobiography My Fight/Your Fight, reports Variety. But if it seems a little unorthodox to have the Ufc champion play herself, remember this isn't her first acting gig: She's previously appeared in The Expendables 3, the Entourage movie, and Furious 7 (where she duked it out with Michelle Rodriguez, in full evening-gown attire.) The only question is will the movie last longer than Rowdy Ronda's 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia over the weekend? Or maybe it'll best her record-breaking 14-second Ko back in March. So long as it includes more unapologetic advice about how to live your best feminist life (as seen in the clip below), we'll be happy however long it runs. »


- Dee Lockett

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Caitlyn Jenner Reveals the Part About Herself That Will "Drive Me Nuts"—Watch the I Am Cait Bonus Clip

1 hour ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When it comes to Caitlyn Jenner's new reality, there's a lot to get used to. Yes, there's the fabulous closet that features plenty of new clothes. And sure, there's the hair and makeup routine that can't be missed every morning. But even with the fresh new looks, there's one concern the Olympic gold medalist has: It's her voice. "You know what concerns me and is probably going to drive me nuts? It's my voice," Caitlyn admitted in a bonus clip from Sunday's all-new episode of I Am Cait. "I really haven't disguised my voice that much." She added, "It sure helps with your appearance. It really changes people's perspective with the way you »


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Amazon’s Roy Price Defends Deals With Woody Allen, ‘Top Gear’ Hosts

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, defended his decisions to work with Woody Allen and the hosts of “Top Gear” on new series Monday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. Price began his executive session, where he was flanked by drama head Morgan Wandell and comedy head Joe Lewis, by announcing that Allen had almost completed the scripts for the first season of the Amazon original series he created. That show, Price said, is scheduled to begin production at the end of this year and premiere in the second half of 2016. Price was asked shortly thereafter whether he. »


- Daniel Holloway

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Wet Hot American Summer’s Christopher Meloni on Humping the Fridge and Returning to ‘Gene’ After 15 Years

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

You wouldn't have guessed that a lead in the very serious Law & Order: Svu would become one of the breakout comedic stars of the original Wet Hot American Summer, but from the moment he went to fondle his sweaters, we knew that Meloni's Gene was something special. Almost 15 years after the original film was released, Meloni steps back into his role in the new Netflix prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which premiered July 31. Vulture caught up with Meloni to discuss his memories of the first film and what it felt like to go back to camp for a second time.Do you remember getting the first call about the original Wet Hot? Did you know those guys beforehand, or the kind of stuff they did?All I knew was Michael. I knew Michael Showalter through a chess shop. It was called the Chess Shop, on Thompson »


- Lucas Kavner

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