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‘Nikita’ Star Lyndsy Fonseca Joins ‘Agent Carter’

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Nikita” star Lyndsy Fonseca has joined ABC and Marvel’s “Agent Carter” in a recurring role, Marvel announced Friday.

The actress will play Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who befriends Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) in the midseason “Captain America” spinoff.

“‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ opens up an exciting world of new characters for us,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of TV. “Lyndsy brings a warmth and humanity to Angie, who’ll be the friend Peggy needs if she’s to survive the dangers that lie ahead.”

Fonseca joins other recently announced “Agent Carter” cast additions James D’Arcy, Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray. The series stars Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter as she attempts to balance routine office work for the Strategic Scientific Reserve with the secret missions she undertakes with inventor Howard Stark, played by Dominic Cooper.

In addition to her series regular role on The CW’s “Nikita, »

- Laura Prudom

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Samantha Harris Is 'Elated' to Be Cancer Free

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Difficult doesn't begin to describe the past six months for Samantha Harris. But now that she is officially cancer free, she can get back to work - for herself, and for others. "When I officially got past my second stage of reconstruction surgery, which was the third surgery I'd had this year, and I reached that six-week mark after surgery, that was when I got the all clear," the former Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight host told People Thursday. Harris, 40, underwent a double mastectomy in May after being diagnosed with breast cancer a month earlier. "I could do whatever I wanted, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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‘Haven’ Star Emily Rose Talks Mara-Audrey Aftermath and ‘Orphan Black’ Comparisons

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Syfy's “Haven” pulled off a twist no one saw coming when it separated its leading lady into two distinct — but identical — characters. Series star Emily Rose, who now plays both Audrey Parker and her evil counterpart Mara, told TheWrap that she's glad she gets to keep both personalities for the foreseeable future. See photos: ‘American Horror Story’ to ‘True Detective': 8 Anthology Series That Are Changing TV “I was a little scared to let Mara go,” Rose said. “Fortunately, I didn't have to do that.” Mara and Audrey are now running around Haven, Maine, at the same time, though Audrey has. »

- Linda Ge

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Oscar experts give 'Birdman' great odds in 10 top races

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"Birdman" lands in movie theaters as a formidable Oscar contender with strong support from critics (93% at Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences (A- Cinemascore), too. Happily, it also received a warm welcome when shown to voters at its official academy screening last week. According to our Experts' predictions, "Birdman" will reap 10 nominations: Best Picture, Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Actor (Michael Keaton), Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Music Score. Possibly, visual effects. -Break- Currently, it's ahead to win in two races (Best Actor, Cinematography) and is within striking distance (top three slots) in six more: Director, Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Original Screenplay, Editing and even Best Picture. Keaton has a commanding lead in the Best Actor contest wit »

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Paul Greengrass Directing Berlin Wall Drama ‘The Tunnels’ (Exclusive)

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FilmNation Entertainment has acquired film rights to Greg Mitchell’s book proposal for Berlin Wall drama “The Tunnels” and attached “Captain Phillips” director Paul Greengrass to helm.

Mark Gordon (“The Messenger,” “Saving Private Ryan”) will produce the escape drama with FilmNation, which is continuing to amplify its production and financing activity on high-profile projects.

“The Tunnels” is the untold true story of a great escape before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The story focuses on a group of West Germans trying to get their loved ones out of East Berlin, with the unlikely help of American news networks, who funded their expedition.

The deal was brokered by Aaron Ryder and Alison Cohen on behalf of FilmNation, and CAA, which will represent the film’s domestic distribution rights.

“Finding an untold true story of this caliber is such a rarity,” Ryder said. “Greg’s proposal will make for a very human and cinematic experience. »

- Dave McNary

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‘Grimm’ Star David Giuntoli on the Loss of Nick's Powers: ‘He Grieves It’

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It's a new chapter for “Grimm” as it launches its fourth season on Friday. Its hero, a member of a class of humans who are able to see demons among us, has lost his superhuman abilities. “He deals with loss the same as every other person,” star David Giuntoli, who plays Nick Burkhardt, told TheWrap. “He grieves it.” On the Season 3 finale, Nick's powers were stolen from him via a spell cast by witch aka hexenbiest, Adalind (Claire Coffee). But, the loss doesn't mean the demon-fighting is over. See photos: Fall TV Preview: 85 New and Returning Shows “He has to remember why he. »

- Jethro Nededog

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Taylor Swift's 1989 Leaks Online—but Prepare to Face the Wrath of Her Fans If You Listen to It

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'Cause the leakers gonna leak, leak, leak, leak, leak... Unfortunately, Taylor Swift's fear of having her highly anticipated pop album 1989 leaked online came true just a few days before it's official release (it hits stores this Monday). The first song to hit YouTube was "Blank Space," which was yanked by her label Big Machine Records within hours. New York magazine reports that some of the leaks could have stemmed from Target because hackers nabbed not only the 13 main tracks off 1989, but the 19 songs crafted exclusively for the Target edition. Meanwhile, those over at Vulture are pointing fingers at France, or at least somewhere French-speaking. "If you downloaded the »

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Tokyo Festival and Japan Foundation Reach Out to Asian Region

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Tokyo — A link up with the Japan Foundation arts and education institute is being pitched as a key plank of the Tokyo International Film Festival’s outreach program to the Asian region.

The festival has struck a multi-year deal with the Japan Foundation’s recently created Asia Center to help it bring in Asian films and film-makers to Tokyo and also to expand Japanese cultural influence in Asia.

The most visible impact at the 2014 edition of the festival is the new ‘Crosscut Asia’ section will showcase the hidden gems of Thai cinema.

“We are creating the occasion to screen and showcase Asian films, one country at a time. This year is Thailand, next year it could be Indonesia or The Philippines,” said Yasushi Shiina, the Tokyo festival’s director. “The ultimate aim is to show more Japanese films in those countries too. Perhaps in six months time we can take »

- Patrick Frater

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