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Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood to Star in HBO's 'Westworld'

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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood are heading West for HBO and J.J. Abrams. The Silence of the Lambs Oscar winner has been tapped to star in the premium cable network's Abrams-produced Westworld adaptation, which has been formally picked up to pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with Wood set to co-star.  Inspired by Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name, the drama is billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. Abrams will executive produce alongside veteran producer Jerry Weintraub and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk. Person of Interest's

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Toronto Film Festival lineup announced -- Breaking

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The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.

Also noteworthy: James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace; another Jason Reitman Toronto world premiere, »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Lucy Lawless Joining ‘Marvel's Agents of Shield’

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It looks like Lucy Lawless will be featured in the sophomore season of “Marvel's Agents of Shield.” The hot heroine who spent most of the '90s racking up fan cred as “Xena: Warrior Princess” will be featured in ABC's equally geeky Marvel spin-off, according to TV Guide, but the nature and extent of her role is still unknown. Also read: ABC Renews ‘Agents of Shield,’ Goldbergs,’ ‘Modern Family'; Orders ‘Marvel's Agent Carter,’ ‘Forever,’ ‘Selfie’ “Shield,” a TV spin-off based around Clark Gregg‘s Agent Coulson character from several of the recent Marvel movies including “The Avengers” and “Iron Man, »


- Travis Reilly

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Producing Remake of ‘Manimal’

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Jimmy Miller's Mosaic and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay‘s Gary Sanchez Productions have partnered to produce a remake of 1980s short-lived crime series “Manimal,” McKay revealed on Tuesday. The original series starred Simon MacCorkindale as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man who had the ability to transform into any animal, and used his ability to help police solve crimes. The new film, from Sony Pictures Animation, will unsurprisingly have comedic elements in addition to action, and will feature heavy special effects as well as animated elements. Also read: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis to Star in ‘Larry's Kidney’ for Richard Linklater Miller, »


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Jenny McCarthy Implies Hillary Clinton Is a Lesbian During ‘The View’

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It seems like Jenny McCarthy is going to just let it all hang out during her last few weeks on “The View.” Tuesday's show was barely three minutes old when McCarthy let loose with some idle speculation about Hillary Clinton's sexuality. While discussing a tell-all book written by a former secret service officer on the Clinton detail, the hosts addressed a nickname they had for a supposed frequent visitor and alleged Bill Clinton mistress: “The Energizer.” Also Read: Jenny McCarthy on Impending ‘View’ Exit: ‘I'm Not Allowed to Be the Best of Me Here’ Amid the usual “it's none »


- Joel Keller

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Is Zoë Saldana Pregnant? See the Telling Photos for Yourself

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Is Zoë Saldana showing off her baby bump? Though she has yet to confirm whether she's expecting, Saldana, 36, is letting her body do the talking, rocking revealing ensembles as she promotes Guardians of the Galaxy. The buzz began earlier this week, when the actress posted an Instagram of her dressed in a tight pencil skirt that accentuated her midsection during a press day. And at the space superhero flick's premiere Monday night, she wore a sparkly, sheer Louis Vuitton number that once again emphasized what looks like a growing baby belly. Saldana married Italian artist Marco Perego last summer. This »


- Michele Corriston

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Salma Hayek Makes the Ultimate Hot Teacher—See the Pic!

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

Salma Hayek better steer clear from any schoolyards in this look. The How to Make Love Like an Englishman star could get some little boys in very big trouble. We're not surprised that the perfectly curvy beauty is wearing such a steamy educator ensemble. She always manages to look like someone's day dream, whether it's a co-ed or a jealous co-star. What makes this specific look work? Three key factors. 1. That pencil skirt. It's called a pencil because of the straight shape, but it may as well be because every sexy teacher in history has worn the slim, hip-hugging style. 2. A buttoned-up blouse. It's about concealing not revealing cleavage. The hidden element keeps the classroom »


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Is Zoë Saldana Pregnant? See the Telling Photos for Yourself

1 hour ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Is Zoë Saldana showing off her baby bump? Though she has yet to confirm whether she's expecting, Saldana, 36, is letting her body do the talking, rocking revealing ensembles as she promotes Guardians of the Galaxy. The buzz began earlier this week, when the actress posted an Instagram of her dressed in a tight pencil skirt that accentuated her midsection during a press day. And at the space superhero flick's premiere Monday night, she wore a sparkly, sheer Louis Vuitton number that once again emphasized what looks like a growing baby belly. Saldana married Italian artist Marco Perego last summer. This »


- Michele Corriston

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‘True Blood's’ Carrie Preston Returning to ‘The Good Wife’

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

Things are about get crazier on CBS's “The Good Wife.” Carrie Preston will reprise her role as Elsbeth Tascioni, a show representative told TheWrap. The extent and length of her return is unclear at this time. See photos: 16 Biggest Snubs and Surprises of 2014 Emmys At the top of her field, the eccentric defense attorney is known to pull off very intricate legal maneuvers despite her inclination to make observations at inappropriate times. Preston last appeared on the series in March. Preston is currently appearing on the seventh and final season of HBO's “True Blood” as waitress Arlene Fowler. Her other television credits. »


- Jethro Nededog

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India’s Dev Benegal Wins Naff Project Prize at Korea’s PiFan

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

Seoul – Indian director Dev Benegal’s pitch for a dark comedy “Dead End” was named as the best project at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films .

The story of a man who is declared as dead by a shady government department and has to take extreme measures to prove that he is alive, was written by Bengal and Sarat Rao and is to be produced by Satish Kaushik Entertainment and Benegal’s August Entertainment. The Bucheon Award is worth $15,000.

Other winners announced Wednesday evening included “The Cartridge and the Man Who Copied Himself” a dark body-swap fantasy by Taiwan’s Bruce Hwang Chen, which claimed both the Naff Award and the new Media Vision Award.

Korean projects claimed three prizes – the Cheong Song White Porcelain Award went to N.S.I. by Lee Ju Hean; the Wavelab Award, which will help with audio post production went to Jo Jin-Kyu’s »


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Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose: Coroner

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A coroner has ruled that the death of 25-year-old U.K. TV presenter Peaches Geldof was caused by a heroin overdose, the BBC and other news sources report. Geldof, who was pronounced dead by paramedics at her home in southeast England on April 7, was addicted to the drug and took the substitute drug methadone for 2½ years before her death, according to the coroner. The BBC also reported that a police search yielded 6.9 grams of heroin in Geldof's home but no evidence that she planned to commit suicide. Pathologist Peter Jerreat said that Geldof had puncture wounds on her wrists and thumbs. »


- Stephen M. Silverman

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40th Deauville American Film Festival to Fete ‘King of Comedy’ Will Ferrell

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The 40th edition of the Deauville American Film Festival, which runs Sept. 5-14, is to honor Will Ferrell with an homage, festival director Bruno Barde has revealed.

Ferrell’s recent credits include Warner Bros. animated film “The Lego Movie,” which has gone on to earn more than $441 million in box office worldwide, and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which has earned over $172 million worldwide.

Ferrell is in production on comedy “Get Hard,” directed by Etan Cohen, the story of a wealthy investment bank manager who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he did not commit. The film is set to release in theaters March 27, 2015.

Barde said: “In an age when the mirror held up by filmmakers reflects a world that is often troubling, the festival is thrilled to welcome, for its 40th edition, the man who can claim to be ‘the king of American comedy,’ Will Ferrell. »


- Leo Barraclough

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Peaches Geldof Death 'Drug Related,' Says Coroner

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An inquest into the tragic death of British TV presenter Peaches Geldof has revealed that she died of a heroin overdose. Geldof was 25 years old.  Geldof was found dead in her Kent home April 7, with police at the time noting her death was  "unexplained and sudden." A toxicology report was issued in May that showed Geldof had heroin in her system, leading police to launch a criminal inquiry "into the supply of drugs" related to her death.   Photos Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Geldof, full name Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof-Cohen, was a recovering heroin addict and had been taking methodone for

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- Abid Rahman

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U.K. Version of ‘X Factor’ to Air Live in Se Asia

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Seoul – “The X Factor UK” is to air in South East Asia via the Rtl CBS Asia Entertainment Network.

The show is produced by FremantleMedia’s Thames and Simon Cowell’s production company SycoTV.

It will play as live via satellite from the U.K. every Sunday and Monday from Aug 31 at 10:30 a.m. with a primetime encore at 9:00 p.m.

“This is the first time that ‘The X Factor UK’ is being made available to audiences outside the UK. In Asia, we have historically seen mostly talent competitions from the U.S. and local versions of popular formats,” said Jennifer Batty, Evp Programming, Rtl CBS Asia Entertainment Network.

The X Factor UK” has helped discover stars such as Leona Lewis, Olly Murs, Little Mix and boy band One Direction.

The eleventh series will see the return of judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh. Mel B »


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Deauville Film Festival to Honor Will Ferrell

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Paris – Kanye West’s favorite actor is getting a tribute in Deauville, France. Will Ferrell, quoted by West in his GQ interview earlier this week and sampled in his 2011 song N---s in Paris, will be honored by the American Film Festival for his comedy work. Festival director Bruno Barde called the Anchorman and Stepbrothers actor "the king of American comedy." Photos Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films “The Deauville American Film Festival is, as its name suggests, the festival of all kinds of cinema, of every genre, and therefore considers nothing off-limits,” said Barde.  “Zany, caustic, satirical,

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Former Olympic Runner Sebastian Coe Leads Race for Role as BBC Topper

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Former Olympic runner Sebastian Coe is leading the race for the top job at the BBC as his biggest rival is scratched from the running.

The five-name shortlist for the role of chair of the BBC Trust, the broadcaster’s governing body, has excluded the leading BBC Trust insider, Diane Coyle, according to the Guardian newspaper.

Coyle, an economist and former journalist, took the reins at the Trust after former chair, Chris Patten, unexpectedly quit in May due to health concerns. However, she has told co-workers that she has not made the interview shortlist, which is compiled by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Coe, who masterminded preparations for the London Olympics, is a favorite of the right-wing Prime Minister David Cameron, and sits with the Conservative Party in the upper house of the U.K. Parliament, the House of Lords. He has described the BBC post as a “very meaty job, »


- Leo Barraclough

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‘Fight Club 2' Coming to Comics Courtesy of Book's Author Chuck Palahniuk

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The movie “Fight Club” captured the imagination of a generation, with a twist ending few saw coming and even fewer can forget. Now, Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the 1996 book the film was based on, is returning to the characters he created for a comic book sequel. Published by Dark Horse Comics, which has been publishing official sequels to Joss Whedon‘s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” and “Firefly/Serenity” for years, “Fight Club 2” will be a 10-issue series illustrated by Cameron Stewart. Also read: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to Star in Universal's Intimate Drama ‘By the Sea’ Palahniuk said in an interview. »


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Denzel Washington to Open San Sebastian Film Fest, Get Lifetime Honor

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Denzel Washington will open this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival with the European premiere of his latest movie, The Equalizer, directed by Antoine Fuqua, festival organizers said Wednesday. The American star will also receive the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the fest held Sept. 19-27 in the northern Spanish seaside resort city. Photos Cannes Stars 2014: Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum and Others Fuqua directed Training Day, for which Washington received the Oscar for best actor in 2002.     In The Equalizer, based on a 1980s TV series, Washington plays a former intelligence officer drawn out of retirement to

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MTV Orders New Seasons of U.K. Hits 'Ex on the Beach,' 'Geordie Shore'

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London - ‎Viacom's MTV is bringing back U.K. dating reality hit show Ex on the Beach for a second season that is scheduled to air on MTV U.K. in early 2015.   The network has also ordered a ninth season of reality hit series Geordie Shore, known as Britain's answer to Jersey Shore. It will air later this year after the show's eighth season just debuted on MTV U.K. on Tuesday. ‎ Since its launch in May 2011, Geordie Shore has been a ratings phenomenon. Season 7, which aired in September, is the highest-rated show in MTV

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- Georg Szalai

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‘Real Housewives’ Prosthetic Leg Throw Is a Sad First for Reality Television (Video)

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So that just happened. And Bravo couldn't be prouder. The network has been touting what Andy Cohen called on Tuesday night's edition of “Watch What Happens: Live” the “leg drop heard 'round the world” for weeks now in its promos for “The Real Housewives of New York City.” They saved it for the season finale, which means it wasn't a shock by any means. But it was nevertheless jaw-dropping to see what could cause a grown woman to throw her own prosthetic leg at someone else. Also read: ‘Real Housewives’ NeNe Leakes Slams Wendell, er, Wendy Williams: ‘Be Scared’ The situation brewed out of. »


- Jason Hughes

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