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Chris Brown Slams Media Coverage of Drake Brawl

16 June 2012 4:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Chris Brown ignited a media storm Thursday by tweeting a (now deleted) profanity-laden rant presumed to be directed at Drake, along with a picture of a chin laceration he implied he received at the hands of the Canadian rapper. Brown is apparently unhappy with the around-the-clock news coverage that ensued. Photos: Hollywood's Greatest Twitter Feuds On Friday, Brown once again took to Twitter, this time to vent frustrations over media coverage of the brawl, which took place at the Soho basement club W.i.P  early Thursday morning and is believed to have left at least five

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- Aaron Couch

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Radiohead Cancels Sold-Out Toronto Concert After Stage Collapse Kills a Crew Member

16 June 2012 4:22 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

A concert commemorating the 15th anniversary of the release of Radiohead's classic album Ok Computer turned tragic today when a pre-show accident killed one and injured several more. The band was set to play in Toronto at Downsview Park Saturday evening, but had to cancel their performance after a portion of the stage collapsed shortly after 4 p.m. Est Toronto Police confirmed to E! News. The news and cancellation was announced via Downsview Park's Twitter, which informed concertgoers:  "Concert Is Cancelled. Details to come from Livenation shortly. ‪#Radiohead‬ ‪#Toronto‬." The band also took to Twitter to alert fans: "Due to unforeseen »

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Woody Allen on the Perks of Being a Celebrity: 'The Bad Stuff is Greatly Outweighed By the Dinner Reservations'

16 June 2012 4:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Among the different vignettes in Woody Allen’s new film To Rome With Love, there is a story about a normal businessman (played by Roberto Benigni) who wakes one day to discover that he is incredibly famous – and he has no idea why. Even though the tale offers some shrewd insights about the vagaries of achieving fame, Woody Allen says that he wasn’t offering a deliberate critique of celebrity worship. Photos: Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love' Premiere Red Carpet Arrivals "The fact that some of the film deals with that theme is post-facto,” Allen told reporters Friday

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- Todd Gilchrist

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Fall TV Pilot Preview: The CW's 'Arrow'

16 June 2012 3:49 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A year after Smallville wrapped its run, the CW is going back to its superhero roots with Arrow, based on the long-running character Green Arrow from DC Comics. The Hollywood Reporter screened the pilot for the drama -- one of five the youth-skewing network picked up to series in May -- and as part of our Fall Preview 2012 have five things to know about the series before its fall launch. Photos: The CW's 2012-13 Season: 'Carrie Diaries,' 'Arrow' and 'Cult' 1. It's based on the long-running character that first appeared in a DC Comics title in 1941,

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Radiohead Concert Stage Collapse: Toronto Police Clearing Venue and Area (Photo)

16 June 2012 3:37 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Toronto – Toronto police said a massive stage collapse at the North by Northeast music festival before a Radiohead concert Saturday has led to the death of one crew member due to a “crushing injury.”   Constable Tony Vella of the Toronto Police told reporters Saturday evening that the summer festival mishap at Downsview Park occurred around 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Story: One Dead After Radiohead Stage Collapse in Toronto “A number of people were on the stage. They were setting up when the top portion of the stage collapsed on top of them,” Vella told reporters. “The area

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- Etan Vlessing

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Radiohead Stage Collapse Kills One: Reports

16 June 2012 3:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A stage collapsed in Toronto Saturday, killing one person and injuring at least three others before a Radiohead concert, according to numerous news outlets. Police said a man in his 30s was killed by "a heavy, crushing injury," thestar.com reports, after stage scaffolding fell around 4 p.m. Et, trapping him under debris. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A 45-year-old man was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and two others were treated for minor injuries. Irene Constantin, who was working at a nearby concession stand, told thestar.com that the imploded stage “looked like toothpicks. »

- Rennie Dyball

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TV Ratings: ABC's Highwire Act Towers Over Competitors

16 June 2012 3:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC’s broadcast of Nik Wallenda’s highwire walk at Niagara Falls claimed significant ratings Friday night, qualifying as the most-watched non-sports summertime major network telecast since at least 2006. Photos: Summer TV Preview 2012 From 9-11 p.m., Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls attracted 10.1 million viewers, more than double the 4.7 million viewers who watched NBC’s two-hour Dateline. The coverage of Megastunts gave ABC a huge margin for victory over its nearest competitors in multiple categories including total viewers (8.7 million vs. CBS’ 4.6 million), adults 18-49 (2.1/8 vs. NBC’s

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- Todd Gilchrist

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Radiohead concert stage collapses in Toronto: 1 dead, 3 seriously injured

16 June 2012 3:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto (AP) — A massive stage collapse hours before a Radiohead concert was to begin Saturday left one person dead and three others injured, officials said.   Emergency Medical Services deputy commander David Viljakainen said a man who was trapped under the rubble was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials said he was in his mid-30s.   A 45-year-old man was hospitalized with a head injury and two others were treated at the scene for minor injuries at the Downsview Park venue, said Viljakainen.   The venue said on its website that the sold-out concert was canceled.   Fire Services Platoon »

- Charmaine Noronha (AP)

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Rainn Wilson enjoys 'twists and turns' of 'The Office' minus Steve Carell [Video]

16 June 2012 2:55 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"It was a challenging year. It was really a year of dynamics. It was how does the show work without the engine that has driven the show for so many year," admitted Rainn Wilson, co-star of the long-running NBC comedy "The Office."  After Steve Carell departed the program in the final episodes of 2011, many wondered what would happen next with the ratings and the quality of the show. That included the people working both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. In a video interview with Gold Derby, Wilson recalled, "It was a lot of twists and turns. We knew that we would get a lot of hate over the last season, but I thought it was a really successful season. Sure, there's a couple of episodes that could have been stronger. But, you know what? There were a couple of episodes last season that were as funny »


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ABC's Niagara Falls 'Megastunts' special draws big Friday audiences

16 June 2012 2:51 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Expect to see plenty more daredevil stunts in primetime after ABC's "Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls" special drew a huge audience on Friday (June 15) night.   The three-hour programming block surrounding Nik Wallenda's highwire crossing of Niagara Falls averaged 8.66 million viewers on Friday and delivered a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. It was ABC's most-watched Friday since 2007.   The numbers became even more impressive for the stunt itself. Following a one-hour pre-stunt countdown, the two-hour "Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls" averaged 10.1 million viewers and a 2.5 key demo rating, making it ABC's biggest audience in the time »

- Daniel Fienberg

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One Dead After Radiohead Stage Collapse in Toronto

16 June 2012 2:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A stage technician was killed and at least three people were seriously injured after a stage collapsed at Toronto's Downsview Park just hours before Radiohead was to take the stage, according to a CBC report. Emergency crews were first called in around 4 p.m. Et, with as many as five ambulances, two police cars and a firetruck arriving at the scene. The gates had been scheduled to open at 5 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. showtime, and thousands were already lined up when representatives from Live Nation, the concert's producers, announced the show had been canceled. Downsview

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- Seth Abramovitch

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Ben Affleck and Hillary Clinton Team Up for Charity

16 June 2012 2:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Affleck teamed up with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C. this week to promote a cause close to both their hearts. "We are here today with one vision: to make sure every child, everywhere, lives to see his or her fifth birthday, to eliminate preventable child death in a generation," said Clinton. She, along with celebs like Mandy Moore and Andre Agassi and hundreds of everyday Americans, have posted personal snapshots from when they were 5-years-old to the to promote the child survival initiative. "When I was 5, I was able to spend quality time with family and friends, »


- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

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Nick Stahl Leaves Rehab, According to Source

16 June 2012 2:21 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Nearly a month after checking into rehab, Nick Stahl has checked out…of his own volition, according to one source. "He left a week ago," a source told E! News. "He walked out against doctors' advice. He just didn't want to be there anymore...It is very sad. He's still struggling and has yet to hit rock bottom. Everyone is extremely worried about him." Stahl was spotted in downtown Los Angeles a few days ago, the source said. It is unclear where he is now. Stahl's wife did not return phone calls from E! News seeking comment. News of Stahl's rehab check-out comes after the Terminator star went missing in May and checked into rehab a week »


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'Moonrise Kingdom's' Bob Balaban on Being 'Your Guide to the Creative Experience of This Movie' (Video)

16 June 2012 1:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bob Balaban is one of the most respected and versatile character actors in Hollywood, having appeared in everything from Close Encounters of the Third Kind to Seinfeld to A Mighty Wind to Lady in the Water. In his latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, however, Balaban technically doesn’t have a character – which he tells THR made his job tougher than usual. Photos: Cannes 2012: Competition Lineup Features 'Cosmopolis,' 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Killing Them Softly' “You can’t do nothing,” Balaban says of playing the film’s Narrator, who occasionally interacts with the characters in the story. “But you could also get

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Watch Trooping the Colour Parade in Style!

16 June 2012 1:02 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When you're the Queen, one birthday celebration is simply not enough. Thus, although Queen Elizabeth II officially turned the big 8-6 on April 21, it was time for one more festive shindig to commemorate the day: the Trooping the Colour parade. And the monarch's royal family wasn't about to miss it. Even the Queen's hubby, Prince Philip, who recently recovered from a bladder infection, was on hand for the ceremony Saturday in London, as was Prince Harry, and the Queen's granddaughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.  Prince William and Kate Middleton were also in tow, looking as smashing as ever, with the Duchess of Cambridge wearing an embroidered silk Erdem dress and »


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Cinedigm's Chris McGurk at Laff: Never Mind the Slump, We're In for an Indie Renaissance

16 June 2012 12:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Cinedigm CEO Chris McGurk said nay to the Hollywood naysayers at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday, using his keynote speech to say that the movie-business prophets of doom are wrong, and that the industry is in fact on the verge of a renaissance in independent film. "Time and again, we're told by the Sky is Falling folks that film is an antiquated experience that's being crowded out by all the new entertainment options that keep emerging," said McGurk, who founded Cinedigm after 25 years at MGM, Universal, Disney, Anchor »


- Steve Pond

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Porn Star James Deen "Super Excited" to Work With Lindsay Lohan in The Canyons

16 June 2012 12:26 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Porn star James Deen isn't concerned by the media hype surrounding his future The Canyons costar Lindsay Lohan. "The only negative thing I've ever heard about her is in the press," Deen told E! News Saturday. "Honestly, everyone I know who's actually worked with her has nothing but nice things to say." On Tuesday, screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that the 26-year-old adult film actor and Lohan, 25, would be costarring in the contemporary thriller. Deen told us he's "never met" the Mean Girls star, but said "if her media image is actually correct, it's just gonna be very, very fun." "Every day is going to be awesome," he »


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News Nuggets: Jean Dujardin in talks to join Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

16 June 2012 12:06 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin in talks to join Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street": "The French actor would play Jean-Jacques Handali, described by the trade paper as a 'suave Swiss banker.' (As if Dujardin could be anything but suave.) He would join a cast that already includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Kyle Chandler. Based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort, 'Wolf of Wall Street' follows a stock broker who finds fortune and excess in the free-spirited '90s, only to be brought down by embezzlement charges. DiCaprio will play Belfort, while Hill co-stars as his friend and colleague. The film marks the fifth collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese, following 'Gangs of New York,' 'The Aviator,' 'The Departed' and 'Shutter Island.'" Huffington Post The Grammys want the Emmys to notice them: "The Grammy Awards, which typically get no respect the Television Academy, »


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Prince Philip Steps Out After Illness - With the Queen, William & Kate

16 June 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was back by Queen Elizabeth's side for a day of pomp and ceremony in London Saturday, a week after leaving the hospital. The 91-year-old joined the Queen, Prince William and his wife Kate, and other members of the royal family for the traditional balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace. Earlier, Philip donned the red tunic and heavy bearskin hat of his rank of Colonel in the Grenadier Guards at the annual birthday parade for the Queen - also known as Trooping the Colour. Philip has been recovering at home since leaving the hospital, where he was treated for a bladder infection. »


- Simon Perry

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Laff 2012: Cinedigm's Chris McGurk Predicts a Digital-Driven Indie Film Renaissance

16 June 2012 11:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In contrast to previous keynote speakers at the Los Angeles Film Festival who focused on the problems threatening the independent film business, Chris McGurk, chairman and CEO of Cinedigm Entertainment Group, offered an upbeat, sunny assessment Saturday as he predicted a renaissance of independent filmmaking, comparable to that of the late ‘60s and late ‘80s. Laff 2012: Festival Chief David Ansen Reveals How He Wooed Woody Allen to Los Angeles (Q&A) He also called upon exhibitors to be more flexible about theatrical windows when it comes to smaller, indie movies. “It is actually in the interests of exhibitors to now

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- Gregg Kilday

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