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Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies at 88

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Albert Maysles, who collaborated along with his late brother David in a documentary film career that included the troubling 1970 concert documentary Gimme Shelter, has died. He was 88. The director and cinematographer, an Oscar nominee, died Thursday at his home in Manhattan of natural causes, Stacey Farrar, marketing director at the Maysles Center in New York, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He had been battling cancer.  Gimme Shelter — which chronicled the 1969 Rolling Stones tour that culminated in the Altamont Free Concert, at which a fan brandishing a gun was stabbed to death by a Hells Angels

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- Duane Byrge

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Actress Lynn Borden, Who Appeared in ‘Hazel,’ ‘Frogs,’ Dies at 77

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Film and TV actress Lynn Borden, who was known for her roles in films like the Peter Fonda-Adam Roarke starrer “Dirty Mary Crazy Larry,” and the TV show “Hazel,” died March 3 after an extended illness. She was 77.

Born Lynn Freyse in Detroit and raised in Tucson, Borden was crowned Miss Arizona in 1957 and was runner-up in the Miss America pageant that year. She worked as a model before setting her sights on Hollywood. Her credits also included the cult film “Frogs,” in which her character met her demise via a snapping turtle. Her final credit was a 2006 episode of “CSI: NY.”

She was also a painter and sang in her church choir.

Borden is survived by her husband, Roger Brunelle, and her brother, Steve Freyse.


- Variety Staff

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Watch: Showtime Debuts ‘Happyish’ Trailer With Steve Coogan

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Showtime has released the first trailer today for its comedy series “Happyish” starring Steve Coogan.

The series follows a 44-year-old father as he re-evaluates his job and life after his new boss incorporates terms foreign to him in the workplace: words like “viral,” “digital and “social.” He contemplates whether he needs a personal rebranding or if he has a “low joy ceiling,” and sets out on a pursuit for happiness.

Happyish” was created, written and executive produced by critically acclaimed author and regular “This American Life” contributor Shalom Auslander. Ken Kwapis (“He’s Just Not That Into You,” “A Walk in the Woods”) exec produced and directed the pilot. Coogan was cast in the role after Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death.

Kwapis previously told Variety: “I was obsessed with getting Philip Seymour Hoffman to do ‘Happyish’ because I thought he was going to bring the right flavor. And then it »

- Lisa Schulz

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Kathy Griffin Surprises Best Friend Tiffany Rinehart in Say Yes to the Dress—Watch Now!

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Buying a wedding dress is probably one of the most exciting moments in a woman's life, so naturally she would want her best friend with her! But Tiffany Rinehart thought she would have to make the purchase with her family without Bff Kathy Griffin by her side. Little did she know, the Fashion Police host would be playing a massive trick on her during her appearance on the premiere of Say Yes to the Dress. Kathy wanted to keep her appearance a surprise from Tiffany, which could be difficult because, as the comedienne says in the clip, "She's a tough cookie to surprise." But the Life on the D List star figured out the perfect idea: Dress up like a mannequin! "I'm far too famous to be in a bridal »

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‘Homeland’ to Jump Ahead in Time, Shoot in Europe for Season 5

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Homeland” showrunner Alex Gansa dropped a few tidbits about the show’s upcoming fifth season during the Q&A session with actors and writers from the Showtime drama Friday night at Paleyfest.

The time frame of the show will jump ahead two and a half years from where it left off at the close of season four in December. “Homeland” will shoot in Europe later this year, probably Germany. And most intriguing, Gansa said, Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison “will no longer be an intelligence officer,” he said.



- Cynthia Littleton

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Billy Ray Cyrus: I'm Going to Be a Grandpa!

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

Well, we know one thing that could cure his achy breaky heart—an adorable little grandchild! Or, you know, a slice of pizza. Country crooner Billy Ray Cyrus revealed what became a shocker tonight when he tweeted, "I'm going to be a grandfather. Call me Papaw!" Instantly, minds started to wonder all sorts of things—mainly which one of his kids are expecting a little baby (ahem, Miley Cyrus?!). However, before you start busting out pregnancy gifts and tweeting out congratulations, E! News learns from a source that Billy Ray is not actually expecting a grandchild. He was just poking fun at the ongoing pregnancy rumors surrounding Miley. Womp, womp. In January, Life & Style »

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Radio Disney Music Awards Unveil New Statuette (Exclusive)

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

Winners at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards are in for a surprise. TheWrap has learned exclusively that this year’s awards ceremony will feature a brand new award statuette. Known as the Ardy, the new statuette will feature a “blinged out” tuxedo, sunglasses and bigger headphones than previous years. Also Read: Radio Disney Celebrates 15 Years With New Campaign Focused on Fans The Ardy statuette was originally designed by Disney Parks production artist Lin Shih and the 2015 Vinylmation refresh was designed by Radio Disney’s Denny Chen. Previous winners include music luminaries like Zac Efron, Hilary Duff, and Miley Cyrus The 2015 Radio Disney Music. »

- Joe Otterson

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It's a Cheetah Girls Reunion! Adrienne Bailon and Raven-Symoné Get Together on The Real—Watch the Cute Clip!

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It's been almost nine years since former Cheetah Girls Adrienne Bailon and Raven-Symoné shared a screen together, but the two stars just reunited on The Real—and it's adorable. The actress caught up with her old gal-pal and daytime co-host—as well as Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry and Tamar Braxton—for an episode that airs on Monday, and it's like these two never skipped a beat. The second Raven stepped onto the stage, she said she had to call out one of her old friends (Adrienne, obviously) and busted into a throwback dance move that Bailon used to rock for the Cheetah Girls movies. "Oh my god," Bailon screamed before getting up and doing it, too, "Why »

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Newlyweds Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter May Actually Have Tans After Their Romantic Tropical Honeymoon: Take a Look!

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Even sunny California probably seemed pretty dreary to Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter after the tropical beauty of French Polynesia. The newlyweds were back, briefly, in Los Angeles following their 10-day honeymoon on the island of Bora Bora, and were already on their way to catch a flight out of town when paparazzi caught up with them. But we're glad the shutterbugs were swarming, or else we wouldn't have gotten to see the glow on the expectant couple's faces—which wasn't just coming from the look of love. It appears that these Brits got some sun! The Sherlock star officially has a tan (for him, anyway)—so that must have been a mild Spf that his wife sweetly »

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‘Bachelor’ Creator Mike Fleiss Muzzled in Legal Fight With ‘Baywatch’s’ David Charvet: #MalibuNeighborProblems

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

Mike Fleiss can breathe easy — but he had better do so quietly. “The Bachelor” creator Fleiss has caught a break in his legal showdown with his Malibu neighbor, former “Baywatch” star David Charvet. See photos: Hollywood’s Most Outrageous Lawsuits That break, however, comes with a condition attached. On Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner Dennis Mulcahy agreed to drop the disturbing the peace case against Fleiss in May, if the reality TV honcho leaves his neighbor alone until then. See photos: ‘Bachelor’ Creator Mike Fleiss Charged With Disturbing the Peace A spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney »

- Tim Kenneally

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CW’s ‘Dead People’ Casts Alexandra Chando

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Alexandra Chando has landed the role of Pearl in the CW’s pilot “Dead People” opposite Andrew J. West.

Written and exec produced by Tom Kapinos, “Dead People” centers on a down-on-his-luck, alcoholic cab driver, Floyd (West), who gains the ability to interact with ghosts after a near-death experience.

Pearl is the perfect match for Floyd — she’s perceptive, sweet and funny. Unfortunately, she’s dead. Now, she’s helping him move on with his life.

Dead People” hails from Bad Robot and Aggressive Mediocrity in association with Warner Bros. TV.



- Debra Birnbaum

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Pregnant Naya Rivera's Baby Bump Makes Its Debut—See the Pic!

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

Well, look who decided to pop out and say hello! Just a couple of weeks after announcing her pregnancy, Naya Rivera was spotted one of the cutest little baby bump while leaving a business meeting in Hollywood earlier today. So far, the actress' pregnancy style is on point, with Rivera dressing casual chic in a form-fitting black dress with a leather jacket hanging on her shoulders. However, her best accessory is that little bun in the oven, of course. Rivera announced that she and hubby Ryan Dorsey have a baby on the way in late February with a cute little post on her website. And while the brunette beauty may be apprehensive about her impending motherhood, Naya's already gotten the praise »

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How to Wear Overalls: Alicia Quarles Shares Styling Tips & Perfect Picks

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E! Style Collective member and E! News correspondent Alicia Quarles takes us behind the scenes at one of her latest photo shoots. It was a denim denizen's paradise, guys. When the fabulous team from Ok! Magazine reached out to me about doing a feature where I'd rock spring's hottest denim looks, I jumped at the chance! What true fashion lover wouldn't be excited about getting to show off what we'll all be wearing come spring. Horrible weather, begone! I loved everything Ok!'s style director, Pandora Amoratis, and fashion and beauty assistant, Kayla Spear, showed me. Until, that is, I was faced with what had been my enemy for the past year: the overall »

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Cara Delevingne Shows Off Her Acting Chops in Amanda Knox-Inspired Face of an Angel Trailer: Watch!

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

From catwalks to close-ups! Cara DeLevingne is making her big acting debut in the upcoming Michael Winterbottom film The Face of An Angel. In the newly released action-packed trailer, a documentary filmmaker (Daniel Brühl) attempts to investigate the mysterious murder of Jessica Fuller (Genevieve Gaunt), a student found lifeless in her Tuscany flat. The film's events are loosely based upon the controversial case involving Amanda Knox. To chase down the story of this homicide, Brühl joins forces with an ambitious student tour guide named Melanie in hopes of catching his prime suspect red-handed. This is where green-eyed and bold-browed Delevingne steps in. And just when »

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Jeremy Renner Joins Amy Adams in ‘Story of Your Life’

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Jeremy Renner will star opposite Amy Adams in the sci-fi project “Story of Your Life,” with Denis Villeneuve directing.

The project, based on Ted Chiang’s story, centers on aliens landing on Earth. The military then recruits Adams’ linguistic expert to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. Renner will portray a physics professor brought on to help communicate with the aliens.

Eric Heisserer has written the script. Producers are Glen Basner’s FilmNation, David Linde’s Lava Bear Films and 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Levine.

Paramount picked up North American rights at Cannes last year, when Adams and Villeneuve were attached. Sony picked up most foreign markets.

Renner appears in a trio of upcoming tentpoles: “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Mission: Impossible 5″ and “Captain America: Civil War.”

Villeneuve’s credits include “Prisoners,” and he’s helming the “Blade Runner” sequel.

Renner is reed by CAA, »

- Dave McNary

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Little Kylie Jenner Steals All of the Attention in Khloé Kardashian's Amazing Throwback Pic—Take a Look!

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Omg! Look at how adorable Kylie Jenner is in this throwback picture! Since yesterday was Thursday, Khloé Kardashian decided to participate in the ongoing Instagram trend and gave fans one helluva blast from the past with this photo of her and sisters Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie from back in the day. The snapshot shows a blond Khloé (watch out, Kim!) rocking some serious stunna shades and a little pout while next to Kim and Kourt, who each look pretty much the same (except for Kim's platinum locks that she just debuted). But the real shocker here is Kylie. How precious does she look with that shy smile and tiny sun dress?! "Major throwback with @kimkardashian »

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The Sex of Emily Maynard's Baby Is Just One Forkful Away: Check Out Her Gender-Reveal Cake!

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What a tease! By now Emily Maynard probably knows the sex of the baby she's expecing with husband Tyler Johnson—but she's not spilling the beans yet! "The cutest gender reveal cake I ever could've imagined," she showed off the confounding confection on Instagram. "Thank you @thewowfactorcakes for making our announcement so special! I'll let you all know once I tell all our family first :) Any guesses?" Alas, the darling dessert looks pretty 50-50—half pink hearts, half blue trimming the sides, while the cake toppers spelling out "Baby" and every other word of "Pink or blue, we love you!" alternated in color as well. Sweet »

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Ancient Civilization in Honduras Focus of New Documentary: ‘It’s Like Something Out of Folklore’

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A documentary about the recent discovery of an ancient civilization in the jungles of Central America is in the works. Filmmakers, producers and co-directors Bill Benenson and Steve Elkins descended into the rainforest after using LiDAR technology to map out coordinates which indicated the remnants of a long-rumored Lost City. On the ground, the filmmakers and their expedition group discovered not only structures but artifacts, including the head of a statue that resembled a were-jaguar “possibly depicting a shaman in a transformed, spirit state” (pictured below, as first reported by National Geographic). Also Read: 15 Apocalyptic Movies and TV Shows That Chill, »

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Ashton Sachs: 'I Can't Believe Somebody Killed My Parents'

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One week after the fatal shooting of Brad and Andra Sachs last February, their 19-year-old son Ashton delivered a tearful eulogy. "He talked about how he loved his parents," recalls Andra's sister Lesley Summers. "He said he'd had a dream that they weren't dead, and they drove up and Andra said, 'Bullets can't kill us.' " Along with his older brother Myles, he also served as a pallbearer at the funeral of Andra, 54, and Brad, 57, who were shot in bed at their home in the affluent enclave of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. "He collapsed on me, crying," says Andra's childhood friend Ruth Briscoe. »

- Christine Pelisek and Michelle Tauber

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Cmt Lays Off New York Staff Amid Network’s ‘Family Friendly’ Realignment (Exclusive)

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

Cmt has laid off members of its development and talent staff in New York with plans to realign the country-themed network as “family friendly” amid larger restructuring at Viacom, two individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. A Viacom representative was unable to confirm the individual staff changes, but issued the following statement to TheWrap regarding the reorganization: As we announced previously, Viacom is making changes in three of our domestic network groups, creating two new organizations. Today’s changes are part of the process of realigning our resources to meet the new needs of these organizations. Also Read: »

- L.A. Ross and Jethro Nededog

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