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'19 Kids and Counting' TLC Yanks Show From TV Schedule

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TLC has just pulled all airings of "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup ... TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the fate of the show is uncertain, but there's now so much heat in the wake of Josh Duggar's molestation confession ... the network had to make the decision. We're told they absolutely have not made a long-term decision, but it's clearly a bad sign for the show. And there's this ... a »


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Witherspoon To Play Tinker Bell?

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Reese Witherspoon could be spreading fairy dust on the big screen!

According to the The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is attached to a live-action spin-off movie, "Tink," about the beloved Peter Pan character.

The project will reportedly be in the style of Disney's "Maleficent," where audiences get a whole new perspective on the well-known character.

Photos: Reese Witherspoon: Red Carpet Style File

Further details on the project are not known, but THR reported that the movie will be kept in the timeline of the Peter Pan storyline.

Victoria Strouse, the screenwriter penning the upcoming "Finding ...

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Is a Gilmore Girls Reunion in the Works? Scott Patterson is Giving Us Serious Hope

22 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Could there really be a Gilmore Girls reunion in the works? According to Scott Patterson, that might not be such a far-off dream. The cast is already planning to reunite at next month's Atx festival in Austin, Texas, but Patterson recently appeared on the popular Gilmore Guys podcast to give us a little bit of hope for something more. "There are talks going on at the moment," Patterson revealed. "I can't really go into any detail, but there is some activity. So I'm hopeful, and you know, I'm in. I think it would be a big event, and I think it would be a great fan celebration. They deserve it." Could it be?! We are so skeptical, but we want to believe. We're »


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A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix Has Assembled All Your Favorites for Some Classic Holiday Fun

22 May 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Yes, it's summertime right now, but Bill Murray has us wanting Christmas So Badly right now. Why? Because A Very Murray Christmas is a thing that's happening on Netflix this holiday season. Murray, Sofia Coppola and Mitch Glazer teamed up for the special, which is described as "an homage to the classic variety show." Murray plays himself as he worries no one will be on his TV show thanks to a terrible snowstorm in New York City. "Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit," Netflix said in a release. Click: Watch Bill Murray's final Late Show surprise So who's showing up? George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy »


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‘Tomorrowland’ Earns $725,000, ‘Poltergeist’ Scares Up $1.4 Million on Thursday Night

22 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s “Tomorrowland” has opened with $725,000 in Thursday night preview screenings at 701 locations in the U.S., while MGM-Fox’s “Poltergeist” has scared up $1.4 million at 2,500 sites.

Disney opted to limit the Thursday showings of the George Clooney sci-fier to what it dubbed “movie palaces” in order to highlight director Brad Bird’s vision. It noted that “Tomorrowland” scored a $1,077 theatre average, which would have given it $2.7 million had it played on 2,500 screens and $3.2 million if it had been launched at 3,000 theaters — placing it in the same range as “World War Z” and “Tron: Legacy” with $3.6 million, “X-Men: First Class” at $3.3 million, “Inception” at $3 million, and “Interstellar at $2.7 million.

Tomorrowland,” which carries a $180 million price tag, opens Friday at 3,972 U.S. locations. It’s on track to debut to $40 million for the three-day weekend and around $50 million for the four-day period. “Tomorrowland” also opens in 65 foreign markets.

“Poltergeist,” a remake of the 1982 haunted house classic, »


- Dave McNary

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Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp' Confirms Crazy Famous Cast With First-Look Photos

22 May 2015 7:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix and "Wet Hot American Summer" co-creators Michael Showalter and David Wain blew our minds earlier this year when they revealed that their series return to the cult classic film, subtitled "First Day of Camp," would include nearly every one of the movie's now-pretty-damn-famous ensemble cast.  Read More: Watch: 'Wet Hot American Summer' Netflix Series Confirms Oscar-Nominated, Mega-Star Cast And today, we have proof that they are not filthy liars, with the below eight photos from the set, featuring stars Michael Showalter, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Molly Shannon, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Marguerite Moreau, Janeane Garofalo and Paul Rudd.  We also have confirmation of an important fact: "First Day of Camp" refers to the first day of the camp season chronicled in the original film -- meaning that despite 15 years passing for the actors, the characters they're playing are actually two months »


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Sharon Osbourne to Take a Month Off From ‘The Talk’ After Collapsing

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Sharon Osbourne is taking one month off from co-hosting CBS’s “The Talk” after reportedly collapsing from exhaustion. The TV personality and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne “collapsed from mental and physical fatigue” upon returning home to Los Angeles last Friday night after a busy trip to New York and Toronto, her rep told People. “Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events,” Osbourne’s spokesperson said. “Sharon would like to thank everyone at ‘The Talk’ for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support. »


- Tony Maglio

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‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Neck-and-Neck at Friday Box Office

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

Director Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof‘s “Tomorrowland” launched with $9.7 million at the box office Friday, but couldn’t pull away from last week’s No. 1 movie “Pitch Perfect 2,” setting the stage for a tight race over the Memorial Day weekend. Both Disney’s sci-fi adventure starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie and Universal’s musical comedy sequel are heading for around $40 million over the four days. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and the rest of the Barden Bellas took in $9.6 million, and will cross the $100 million mark domestically on Saturday. “Tomorrowland” is rated PG and “Pitch Perfect 2 »


- Todd Cunningham

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‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Edging Out ‘Tomorrowland’ in Box Office Upset

31 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tomorrowland” doesn’t have as promising of a future as Disney might have anticipated.

The George Clooney-starrer is being outperformed at the U.S. box office this Memorial Day holiday by the second weekend of “Pitch Perfect 2.” While “Tomorrowland” was expected to open to $45 million — already slightly below recent forecasts — it now looks likely to reel in less than $40 million, giving the “Pitch Perfect” sequel a narrow edge with $41 million-plus.

The two films were neck and neck on Friday in as tight of a race as it gets, with both earning $9.7 million. “Tomorrowland” earned $9.73 million, while “Pitch Perfect 2” brought in $9.66 million. The weekend’s other newcomer, “Poltergeist,” was a close third, but will likely finish the weekend in fourth with about $29 million.

The big-budget tentpole “Tomorrowland,” which carries a hefty $180 million pricetag, had been shrouded in mystery leading up to its release and likely suffering from being »


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Sting, Jimmy Fallon’s Barbershop Quartet ‘The Ragtime Gals’ Rock Out ‘Roxanne’ (Video)

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

Step aside, gals of “Pitch Perfect 2” — the boys are taking over acapella duties for an evening. Jimmy Fallon‘s barbershop quartet, The Ragtime Gals, brought in a ringer for Friday night’s “Tonight Show”: Sting. Together as a five-piece, the fellas killed it on the former Police frontman’s hit “Roxanne.” Good luck in September against this sort of thing, Stephen Colbert. Also Read: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jimmy Fallon Deliver Dumb '80s Commencement Speeches on 'The Tonight Show' (Video) The Ragtime Gals include Fallon, head writer A.D. Miles, and comedians Tom Shillue and Chris Tartaro. »


- Tony Maglio

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Cannes: Gilles Jacob – How To Make It in Film

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Dapper, drole, vigorous, Cannes Cinefondation president Gilles Jacob, now 84, kicked off Friday’s Cinefondation awards ceremony greeting Festival President Pierre Lescure.

Jacob joked his life was now far easier. “As the former president of the Cannes Festival and president of Cannes Cinefondation, my situation was very difficult: I used to have to say, good day Cinefondation president, good day Festival president, and I was talking to myself.”

Ex catedra, he delivered two-to-three tips to the audience, mostly made up of film school students. They are worth noting, the fruit of a long experience, and Jacob’s believe in and admiration for grand masters and auteur filmmaking:

1.“First of all, see as many films you can, good, not that good, it’s not that big a deal. Look attentively at how they’re made. François Truffaut, when he had a problem on set, when you don’t have time to think things through, »


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Cannes: Chilean Marcia Tambutti’ Wins Cannes’ First Oeil d’Or with ‘Allende’

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes – Directed by Marcia Tambutti, a granddaughter of Salvador Allende,  “Beyond My Grandfather Allende” has scoped Cannes’ first L’Oeil d’Or, awarded to its best documentary.

Stig Bjorkman’s “Ingrid Bergman, in Her Own Words,” earned a mention.

Snapped up by Edouard Waintrop for Directors’ Fortnight, Tambutti’s first feature, “Allende” portrays her grandfather, Chilean president Salvador Allende, not as a political icon but in personal terms, as a family man, with his friends, on holiday, “relating in a special way with almost everyone,” Tambutti told Variety before Cannes.

A Chilean-Mexican feature, produced by Errante, Martifilms and Fragua Cine, Tambutti’s documented search for a more intimate sense of her grandfather also breaks with her family’s silence about him.

“ I was brought up in a matriarchy and seeing these strong women, wanted to know how my family dynamics operated” when Allende was alive, Tambutti said.

Tambutti’s kudo »


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Jana Kramer From One Tree Hill & Michael Caussin Are Married—See Their Gorgeous Wedding Photo!

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Jana Kramer is a married woman again! The 31-year-old country singer and actress, best known for playing Alex Dupre on One Tree Hill, has wed her beau of nine months, football player Michael Caussin, 28. Her rep told E! News that two got married in a small ceremony in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday. The bride sported a sleeveless, semi-sheer white wedding gown with an open back and mermaid skirt, paired with a cathedral-length, embroidered veil. She wore her hair down in waves. The groom wore a light gray tux.  Her dress was a custom Galia Lahav design with honey pearls and embroidered trims, Us Weekly reported, adding that her "Man of Honor" was her »


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Louisiana's Anti-Gay Order Won't Disrupt Its Film Industry, Says 'Pitch Perfect' Producer

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Louisiana's governor Bobby Jindal has received heavy criticism this week for signing a "religious freedom" executive order to protect same-sex marriage opponents in his state. Louisiana is the #1 location for major motion pictures filmed in the U.S., according to a study released last year. Could Jindal's perceived anti-gay measure affect the success of the film industry in Louisiana? New Orleans native and Gold Circle Film's Scott Niemeyer doesn't think so. Niemeyer executive produced Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 both of which were filmed in Baton Rouge. Niemeyer, along with many other people in Louisiana, sees Jindal's executive order as a flaccid

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Memorial Day Movie Viewing Guide: Wrap Staff Picks Favorite Military Movies (Photos)

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

As Americans prepare to take a well-deserved day off from work to remember the servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives for this country during times of war, TheWrap remembered their favorite movies tackling the tough topic. Some are fun, some are sad, but all are classics that are worth watching this Memorial Day weekend if readers haven’t already. Also read: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ to Extend Marvel’s Box-Office Hot Streak With Dominant Memorial Day From waging war with aliens to women raging against the military for justice, here are our favorite war stories of all »


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‘The X-Files,’ ‘Rush Hour’ Drive Buzz Among International Buyers at La Screenings

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The return of “The X-Files” and the reboot of “Rush Hour” stirred strong buzz among the nearly 2,000 international television buyers who converged in Los Angeles this week for the annual L.A. Screenings program market.

Sony Pictures TV International had a strong response to its Amazon Studios drama “Mad Dogs,” as did CBS Studios International for its action-thriller “Limitless.”

Buyers made the rounds of studio screenings and parties throughout the week to get a first look at series that have been picked up by broadcast networks for the 2015-16 season, as well as new cable and digital productions.

The marathon week started Sunday with Disney’s presentation of a dozen new series, ranging from ABC’s revival of “The Muppets” to the “Criminal Minds” spinoff “Beyond Borders.”

For most buyers, the screenings are the first step in dealmaking negotiations that are finalized later. But some put their money on the table right away. »


- Cynthia Littleton

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'The Shining' Turns 35: 10 overlooked scare moments in Kubrick's horror classic

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"The Shining" turns 35 today. Can you believe it? Truly, Stanley Kubrick's horror classic feels as fresh today as it did when it was released. Not only that, but it stands as possibly the most picked-apart horror film in cinematic history. Scratch that: it is the most picked-apart horror film in cinematic history. Watch Rodney Ascher's fascinating documentary "Room 237" for more on this. What always got me most about "The Shining" is that unlike most horror movies, there aren't a lot of peaks and valleys -- i.e. setup-scare-setup-scare, loud-soft-loud. Instead it's an exercise in sustained horror, filled to the brim with small, subtle scare moments that -- while not as iconic as, say, the elevator of blood, the bathtub crone, or Nicholson's psychotic invocation of that famous late-night line -- are arguably all the more frightening for their very casualness. Let's celebrate the 35th birthday of this »


- Chris Eggertsen

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Cannes: Kino Lorber Scoops U.S. Rights to Jia Zhangke’s ‘Mountains’ (Exclusive)

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Beating several distribs to the chase, Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to “Mountains May Depart,” the episodic drama by Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke. The film played in competition Wednesday in Cannes.

The film is sold by France’s MK2, which represented the director’s previous picture “A Touch of Sin,”  which was in Cannes’ competition in 2013.

At Cannes, MK2 also sold “Mountains May Depart” to Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Korea (JinJin Pictures), Poland (Against gravity) and Colombia (Babilla).

Previous sales were closed for Canada (Films we Like), Spain (Golem), Italy (Cinema), Benelux (Cinemien), Greece (Ama), Taiwan (Joint entertainment), Brazil (Imovision), Middle East (Moving Turtle), South East Asia (Astro), Turkey (Calinos), Inflight (Encore), Tunisia (Hakka), Ex Yugoslavia (McF Megacom), Portugal (Midas).

Other territories such as Scandinavia, Switzerland, the UK and Argentina are in discussions, per Juliette Schrameck, MK2’s head of international sales.

Kino Lorber is familiar with Zhangke’s work, »


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Michael Fassbender says his 'Macbeth' is suffering from Ptsd

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Cannes - The last film in competition debuted at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and that meant it was time for two of the world's most respected and photogenic stars to get their moment in the spotlight.  So, yes, the global media were quite excited about Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender taking the podium for "Macbeth's" official press conference. Justin Kurzel's new adaptation of "Macbeth" is a stylish, gritty and intense depiction of William Shakespeare's classic bard.  Fassbender plays the title role passionately and  Cotillard (basically France's Cate Blanchett) takes on his Lady. Kurzel expands on the material by including some beautiful and gruesome war sequences that frame the story in a slightly different light.   Fassbender says he experienced the play when he was 15 and later when he was in grad school, but was taking on the iconic role for the first time.  It was a conversation with the Aussie director, »


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Cannes: Studiocanal, Impuls Pictures Announce Output Deal

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

Cannes –Adding another building block to the most powerful indie distribution structure in the world, Euro film-tv group Studiocanal has signed an output deal for Switzerland with indie film distributor Impuls Pictures on all Studiocanal international productions.

The news comes as The Weinstein Company U.S. pick-up “Macbeth,” co-financed, distributed and sold by Studiocanal world premiered at Cannes to impressive reviews, and the Studiocanal-sold “Early Man” and competition player “Mon Roi” have near sold out at Cannes.

The Studiocanal-Impuls pact takes in Studiocanal’s flagship titles at Cannes such as Aardman’s Nick Park-directed “Early Man,” unveiled just before the market, Stephen Frears’ “The Program” (pictured) with Ben Foster, “We Are Your Friends,” nWave’s “Robinsoe Crusoe,” the latest Ben Stassen 3D movie, and the “Untitled Doanald Crowhurst Project,” from James Marsh, starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.

Studiocanal’s Marsh and Pierre Mazars, VP intl. sales »


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