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Patrick Stewart to Play White Supremacist in Crime Thriller ‘Green Room’ (Exclusive)

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Patrick Stewart has joined the cast of Jeremy Saulnier's crime thriller “Green Room,” which serves as the writer-director's follow-up to his acclaimed revenge movie “Blue Ruin,” TheWrap has learned. Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat star in “Green Room,” which follows a young punk rock band who find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence and fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads intent on eliminating all witnesses. Mark Webber and “Blue Ruin's” Macon Blair co-star alongside Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Kai Lennox and Eric Edelstein. »


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L.M. Kit Carson, Co-Writer of ‘Paris, Texas,’ Dies at 73

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Screenwriter and actor L.M. Kit Carson, who adapted Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas” and helped Wes Anderson launch his first film “Bottle Rocket,” died Monday after a long illness. He was 73.

Born in Irving, Texas, Carson co-founded the USA Film Festival in Dallas and was married to actress Karen Black, with whom he had a son, Hunter, who starred in “Paris, Texas.” He also wrote the screenplay for the 1983 remake of Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless.”

While Anderson and “Bottle Rocket” star Owen Wilson were trying to get the 13-minute short made into a feature, Wilson remembered that it was Carson who gave them some of the most useful advice.

“Kit had the idea for us to try to go to Sundance and then eventually send it to (producer) Barbara Boyle, who sent it to (producers) Polly Platt and Jim Brooks,” said Wilson. With their help, Anderson got the greenlight from Columbia Pictures »


- Pat Saperstein

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Tatiana Maslany of ‘Orphan Black’ to Star Off Broadway in Neil Labute Premiere

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Tatiana Maslany, the critically adored star of BBC America series “Orphan Black,” will make her New York stage debut this spring in the world premiere of Neil Labute’s “The Way We Get By,” starting performances in May at Second Stage Theater.

She’ll topline the two-hander with Thomas Sadoski, the theater alum (“Other Desert Cities”) who’s a regular on HBO’s “The Newsroom,” in a production helmed by Leigh Silverman, nommed for a Tony earlier this year for the Broadway revival of “Violet.”

Maslany has earned a cult of fans playing about a dozen characters, and counting, in “Orphan Black,” the sci-fi saga about cloning. Two years in a row supporters have taken to the Internet to voice their ire over her perceived snubbing by the Emmys.

In “The Way We Get By,” Maslany will play Beth opposite Sadosky’s Doug, two sexual predators who hook up at »


- Gordon Cox

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Showtime Mixes Internet Sensation Rachel Bloom With Seasoned Writer for ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

14 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime couldn’t be happier that you’ve probably never heard of Rachel Bloom, 26, the star of their new half-hour comedy pilot (with songs!), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” about a smart lawyer turned self-deluded stalker. For the premium cabler, the freedom to cast a talented unknown signals its growing success.

“It’s a function of the evolution of our network and brand that we no longer have to put pre-established stars into shows to get people to take us seriously as a place for original programming.” says Showtime president David Nevins. “We have shows that get nominated for awards that critics take seriously: ‘Homeland,’ ‘Ray Donovan,’ ‘Shameless’ and ‘Masters of Sex,’ ” he ticks off quickly.

Clearly, premium cabler’s profile has added luster.

But not just anyone can follow in the footsteps of the household names that have traditionally anchored Showtime’s signature, edgy, female-centric comedies — awards-show magnets like Edie Falco, Laura Linney and Toni Collette. »


- Kate Hahn

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Greg Garcia Developing Sebastian Maniscalco Comedy for NBC

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NBC is getting into the stand-up business. The network has made a script commitment to a multicamera comedy project from Raising Hope and The Millers creator Greg Garcia with stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The untitled comedy, which will be written by The Millers' Austen Earl, follows a newly married Sebastian as he attempts to stay true to his blue-collar roots while adjusting to a world full of people he finds increasingly offensive. Austen and Earl will executive produce the project, while Maniscalco, Judy Brown-Marmel, Norman Aladjem and Alix Jaffe will serve

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- Philiana Ng

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StreamFix: 'Catching Fire,' 'Galaxy Quest,' and 8 More Essential Streams on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Crackle

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StreamFix is your one-stop shop for the web's best streams. Here's the best of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Crackle this week.    Netflix "Galaxy Quest" It's strange that we choose to watch other movies when we can just watch "Galaxy Quest" again and again. The awesome movie puts washed-up TV actors from a cult sci-fi hit (played by Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Tony Shalhoub, and Alan Rickman) into a real-life space adventure. Perfect chemistry for such an offbeat cast. I'd say, "Sigourney Weaver has never been more bad-ass!" but she achieves such heights in pretty much every movie, doesn't she? "Alfie" I'm not much for remakes of Michael Caine's best work (Remember the abysmal "Sleuth" revamp?), but Jude Law actually succeeds here by recreating the debonair man at the heart of the 1966 classic. Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei, and Jane Krakowski all pay his conquests here. Oh, Alfie. What's it all about? »


- Louis Virtel

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Why We Have Chris Martin to Thank for Taylor Swift Joining The Voice!

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Out of the woods...and onto The Voice! Taylor Swift is set to visit the NBC reality hit this season as the contestants' mega-mentor, offering each of the four coaches' teams advice and guidance. Given Swift's success, and the hype surrounding her highly anticipated upcoming album 1989, can you think of anyone better for the gig?!  And guess what? E! News chatted with the lovely Miss Swift, who makes her debut on Monday, Oct. 27 (the same  day 1989 drops!), about her awesome new gig and why she decided to head to reality TV. Spoiler alert: we all need to send Coldplay's Chris Martin an Edible Arrangements as a thank you! Martin acted as The Voice's mega-mentor last season, and »


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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer to Air During ‘Marvel's Agents of Shield’ (Video)

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Fans have been waiting a long time to see footage from the upcoming Marvel sequel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” On Tuesday night, Marvel Entertainment told them just when to tune in, writing that the trailer will premiere during ABC's “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Tuesday, Oct. 28. See photos: 19 Best and Worst Superheroes to Hit TV: What's Flown? What's Blown? The ABC spinoff has failed to replicate the blockbuster success of the superhero franchise, though it has found a respectable and loyal audience. Toward the back half of its first season, the show started tying in more directly with events from. »


- Jason Hughes

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One Direction Beat Out Daniel Radcliffe to Top U.K. Under 30 Rich List

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One Direction were named the U.K.'s richest entertainers under 30, but don't tell second placed Daniel Radcliffe who wasn't too amused by the result.  Heat Magazine released its annual rich list of young British stars on Tuesday, and for the second year in a row, global pop phenomenon One Direction topped the list with a $125 million fortune. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe had to settle for runner-up again, with his personal fortune estimated to be $102 million.  See more One Direction, Pharrell, Chris Martin, Elton John Feature in BBC Music Promo At the London premiere of

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Bill Murray Talks Christmas Special With Sofia Coppola: ‘I Guess I'll Do It’ (Video)

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

Bill Murray is doing a Christmas special with Sofia Coppola, though to hear him talk about it with Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday's show, he's become a bit reluctant about the whole thing. In his classic deadpan style, Murray proved he wasn't going to make it easy for DeGeneres to get any information out of him. When she asked him if the special was happening, he said, “Well, I guess you said it on TV — that's not helping me.” See photos: 10 of David Letterman's Most Memorable Guests He did finally explain their approach to the special, which they intend to film in. »


- Jason Hughes

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Goodfellas Actor Slaps The Simpsons With a $250 Million Lawsuit

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Actor Frank Sivero has filed a $250-million lawsuit against Fox Television, arguing that Simpsons character Mafia Louie (a member of Fat Tony’s crew) was based on his likeness and personality, and was specifically inspired by the character Frankie Carbone, who he played in 1990’s Goodfellas. According to Deadline, Sivero — who also played a mobster in The Godfather Part II — claims that he lived next to Simpsons writers in an apartment complex back in 1989 and they knowingly ripped off the character he was developing at the time. The suit goes on to allege that James L. Brooks was "highly aware of who Sivero was, the fact that he created the role of Frankie Carbone, and that The Simpsons character Louie would be based on this character," and notes that "Louie's appearance and mannerisms are strongly evocative of character actor Frank Sivero." While it might seem strange to file a »


- Anna Silman

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‘American Idol Xiv’ Promo Promises More Bad Jokes From Harry Connick Jr, Love for J.Lo (Video)

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The first promo for the 14th season of Fox's “American Idol” premiered during Game 1 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. While they battle it out for baseball supremacy, thousands of hopefuls are returning to the one American singing competition stage that has actually made superstars. See photos: Party Report in Pictures: Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Stewart and SNL's Week Off With “The X Factor” gone, “Idol” doesn't have to compete with its own network for attention, but NBC continues double-pumping “The Voice,” with two cycles per season. Like that show, »


- Jason Hughes

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Justin Bieber's Boxing Lessons With Floyd Mayweather Not Going Well According to ‘Conan’ (Video)

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Justin Bieber and Floyd Mayweather both posted pictures and video on social media showing the pop star getting boxing lessons from the undefeated Olympic medalist. But it was Conan O'Brien who scored the first “exclusive footage” of the two in the ring. See photos: The Scene at Cannes: Robert Pattinson, Heidi Klum, Justin Bieber, Blake Lively, Naomi Watts, and Julianne Moore The clip, shown on TBS's “Conan,” started off innocently enough. Bieber threw a few jabs at Mayweather. But then the tables turned and Mayweather knocked him to the mat with one hit. Things only got worse for Bieber after that, »


- Jason Hughes

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' teaser trailer gets a debut date

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The Age of Ultron is nearly upon us. Tonight's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. featured an announcement that the first glimpse of the Avengers sequel will come during next Tuesday's broadcast. The film itself isn't due in theaters until May 1 of next year, so this preview will likely be just a tease of things to come from the metal madman who tries to save the world by wiping it free of human life. EW has already revealed some details from the Joss Whedon written and directed film, including that the origin story for Ultron (performed via motion capture by »


- Anthony Breznican

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'Hobbit' Trilogy Reportedly Cost $745M to Make

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Warner Bros.' faith in director Peter Jackson to make The Hobbit films has paid off  in nearly $2 billion in global box office receipts for the first two films, but the cost of the trilogy has bumped up to $745 million according to financial documents filed in New Zealand this month, AP reports. Warner Bros created a subsidiary company in New Zealand to make the movies and their annual financial reports are publicly available. The latest financial statements show that production costs through to March 2014, had reached $745 million (Nz$934 million). The films were made in the never

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Breaking Bad Figures Pulled from Toys 'R' Us

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Toys 'R' Us has stopped selling a series of Breaking Bad action figures in the wake of a Change.org petition by a Florida mom, who was incensed that a store that markets to kids was selling models of a murderous meth kingpin (complete with a baggie of faux crystal meth). "Parents and grandparents around the world shop at Toys 'R' Us, online and in stories, with their children and should not be forced to explain why a certain toy comes with a bag of highly dangerous and illegal drugs or why someone who sells those drugs deserves to be made into an action figure,” Susan Schrivjer wrote on the petition, which has garnered 9,034 signatures to date. Well, Toys 'R' Us has heard her complaint, and it looks like your chance to re-enact "Ozymandias" in your sand pit with a garden spade and a few matchbox cars has now passed. »


- Anna Silman

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Renée Zellweger to People: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

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Renée Zellweger has responded to Internet chatter about her appearance. In an exclusive statement to People, the Oscar winner says she looks different because she is healthier and happier than ever - and she's fine with people taking notice. "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows," Zellweger, 45, says of the attention she received after an appearance at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills on Monday. Calling the conversation about her appearance "silly," she says she is choosing to address it because "it »


- JD Heyman, @jdheyman

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Actress in ‘Kissing While Black’ Case Charged for Alleged Sex in Public

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Danièle Watts — the Django Unchained actress who claimed she was handcuffed for “kissing while black” — has been charged with a misdemeanor charge of lewd conduct after allegedly having sex with her boyfriend in a car in L.A. last month. While Watts initially said her detention was the result of racial profiling, TMZ released an audio recording and photos of the incident shortly after that appeared to corroborate police allegations — basically, it gets tricky. "We were sent a collection of evidence from law enforcement and after review, our prosecutors felt filing was appropriate," spokesman Frank Mateljan told the New York Daily News today. If convicted, both Watts and her boyfriend Brian James Lucas face a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. »


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Kesha Denied Dr. Luke Sexual Assault Accusations 3 Years Ago

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Kesha announced last week that she is suing her producer Dr. Luke, aka Lukasz Gottwald, for sexual assault, with Kesha's lawyer alleging that the singer suffered years of "mental manipulation [and] emotional abuse" at the hands of her mentor. Dr. Luke responded in turn with a countersuit accusing Kesha of trying to extort him. Today, new evidence has emerged in the form of a 2011 deposition obtained by TMZ (and unsealed after a request from Dr. Luke’s lawyer) which reveals that Kesha previously swore under oath that Dr. Luke never drugged her and that the pair never engaged in sexual relations. In response, Kesha’s lawyer Mark Geragos told TMZ that unsealing the deposition was "a pathetic attempt to once again blame the victim” and that she lied initially because Dr. Luke “threatened to destroy Kesha's life and the lives of her family if she didn't cover up his sexual assaults. »


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Sex Tape Bonus Features: Jason Segel Talks Putting His Junk in Cameron Diaz's Face—Plus, Bloopers! Watch Now!

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For your viewing pleasure... E! News has exclusively obtained two bonus clips from Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel's comedy Sex Tape, which is available now on Blu-Ray,  and yes, the footage is all of the racy and explicit scenes that you were hoping to see on the big screen. Just kidding, pervs. But the special features are pretty hilarious, and that is definitely something we'd expect from these two stars. "Even when I watch the movie now, I still can't believe all that stuff happened in the first place. They're both just completely game and up for anything," director Jake Kasdan said in one clip. Meanwhile, Segel explained what it was like to have his family jewels all »


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