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George Clooney to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

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

George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd annual Golden Globes.

The ceremony, to be held January 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, is hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Previous recipients of the lifetime achievement honor include Woody Allen last year and Jodie Foster in 2013.

Clooney, a four-time Golden Globe winner, has been nominated 13 times by the HFPA in his illustrious career and is also a two-time Academy Award winner, most recently as producer of the 2013 best picture winner “Argo.”

He has appeared in over 40 films and TV shows since cementing his star status with the 90s TV drama “E.R.” before moving on to pursue a career in film. To date, the Lexington, Ky.-born multi-hyphenate  has directed five features, including “Good Night and Good Luck,” “The Ides of March” and “The Monuments Men.”

“I grew up in a family of storytellers,” he recently told Variety. »


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'Imitation Game' takes top audience prize at Toronto Film Festival

18 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the brilliant British mathematician who cracked the Nazi Enigma code during World War II and was later ruined for being outed as a homosexual, was voted the favorite film by audiences at the Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Morten Tyldum and co-starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode, The Imitation Game leaped into the Oscar race and was warmly embraced by audiences, who named it the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. It will open in theaters on Nov. 21.

The first runner-up was Isabel Coixet’s Learning to Drive, which stars Ben Kingsley »


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Matt Damon to Return to Jason Bourne Franchise

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

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass are ready to be born again at Universal Pictures.

Sources tell Variety the the studio is in the early stages of bringing back Damon and Greengrass for an untitled “Jason Bourne” feature, marking the revival of one of Hollywood’s biggest action franchises.

Over the years Greengrass and Damon and have stood their ground about not returning to the CIA property, based on the Robert Ludlum novels, after working together on “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.”

But sources now say both Greengrass and Damon are changing their tune and are in early talks to return to the franchise.

Universal is already developing an untitled film set in the Bourne world with Justin Lin directing and Jeremy Renner returning to play Aaron Cross. That film was slotted to bow on July 16, 2016 and its unknown if that film will stay there or if the »


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Leslie Mann Joins New Line’s ‘Vacation’ Sequel as Audrey Griswold

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

Leslie Mann is joining the cast of New Line’s “Vacation” sequel opposite Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.

Shooting is set to start next week in Louisiana with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein making their directorial debut from their script. Helms is starring as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up son of Clark Griswold (portrayed by Chevy Chase in the 1983 film), who takes a family trip similar to the one he took as a boy.

Mann will play Rusty’s sister Audrey Griswold, who was played by Dana Barron in the 1983 original. Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins have been tapped as Rusty Griswold’s sons in the reboot and Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are in negotiations to appear.

Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, who played Clark Griswold’s wife in the original, are on board to appear.

Chris Bender and David Dobkin are producing. Jeff Kleeman is exec producing.

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'SNL' Hires Pete Davidson as Featured Player

16 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Saturday Night Live has added a new featured player.  The NBC sketch series hired Pete Davidson, a show rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.  The comedian's TV credits include guesting on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out. The 20-year-old also appeared in Fox's Sober Companion comedy pilot. Davidson has been touring and performing at comedy clubs since age 16, according to the biography on his official site. He performed at comedy clubs in Staten Island before branching out to touring, he told comedy site Splitsider in an August interview.

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'I Know What You Did Last Summer' is getting a reboot

8 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

I Know What You Did Last Summer is getting a reboot courtesy of Sony Pictures, EW has confirmed.

Neal Moritz, who produced the 1997 original starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar, will return to produce the reboot, alongside Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard, who will also write the script based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel. Flanagan directed Oculus, which despite being made on a small budget saw enormous success at the box office. Sources tell Deadline that Sony is shooting for a 2016 release.

1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer brought in $125 million worldwide, and had two sequels, »


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Watch: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Trailer Promises Destruction

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

A new trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ has been released, promising destruction on both a grand and personal scale.

We see Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) learning that Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is alive, but her relief is shortlived as she realizes that he is being used as a weapon of propaganda by the Capitol, forcing her to issue an ultimatum — if District 13 doesn’t launch a rescue attempt, she’ll give up her position as the inspirational “Mockingjay” in the war against President Snow.

“It’s the things we love most that destroy us,” Donald Sutherland’s Snow warns our heroine, who admits she “never wanted any of this.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ hits theaters on November 21. Tickets for the new installment of the hit franchise go on sale on October 29 at 9 a.m. Pt/12 p.m. Et.

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Director Reginald Hudlin To Produce 2014 Academy Governors Awards

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This year producer-writer-director Reginald Hudlin will produce the 6th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Governors will present the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte as well as Honorary Oscars to screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, animator Hayao Miyazaki and actress Maureen O’Hara on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. “With Reggie’s experience, unique vision and immense creativity, the evening celebrating those who have given so much to our industry is certain to be a memorable one,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. "I’m honored to be working with the Academy again,” said Academy member Hudlin, who produced “The Academy Celebrates the Black Movie Soundtrack” concert at the Hollywood Bowl and has executive produced the NAACP Image Awards show for the past two years.  He also serves on the executive board of the UCLA School of Theater, »


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Microsoft Acquires ‘Minecraft’ for $2.5 Billion

15 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Minecraft” and the Stockholm-based game developer behind it are joining the Microsoft family, the company announced on Monday. The software giant will acquire Mojang for $2.5 billion. The deal, which will pair the Mojang team with Microsoft Studios, is expected to close in late 2014, following customary closing conditions and any regulatory review. Also read: Steve Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft's Board Following La Clippers Purchase “Minecraft” — a virtual world that allows players to build, explore and battle — has been downloaded more than 100 million times on the PC, alone, since it was launched in 2009. The game is also available on »


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Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and More Big Sports Scandals

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Sunday football came with an asterisk this past week. As did Thursday Night Football. And Monday Night Football. The entire NFL emerged the worse for wear after a video emerged showing now former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice punching then-fiancée-and-now-wife Janay Palmer, calling into question why Rice had previously only received a two-game suspension after being arrested for assault. (He agreed to complete a diversion program so that the charges would ultimately be dropped.) He was cut by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL the day the video was posted by TMZ, but... Too little too late? And then, on Friday, it turned out that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson »


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Rosie O'Donnell Debuts 53-Lb. Weight Loss on The View

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Rosie O'Donnell made her debut on the new season of The View on Monday on ABC - and also debuted a new, thinner body. O'Donnell, who once weighed 237 lbs., estimates she's lost about 53 lbs. since having vertical gastric sleeve surgery in July 2013, following a heart attack that threatened her life a year earlier. "I'm not used to it yet," she said of the weight loss. "I still buy the wrong-sized clothes." O'Donnell recounted a recent night at the movies when she went unrecognized. After 10 minutes of chatting with fellow moviegoers, they said to her: "I hope this doesn’t insult you, »


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Rosie O'Donnell Debuts 53-Lb. Weight Loss on The View

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Rosie O'Donnell made her debut on the new season of The View on Monday on ABC - and also debuted a new, thinner body. O'Donnell, who once weighed 237 lbs., estimates she's lost about 53 lbs. since having vertical gastric sleeve surgery in July 2013, following a heart attack that threatened her life a year earlier. "I'm not used to it yet," she said of the weight loss. "I still buy the wrong-sized clothes." O'Donnell recounted a recent night at the movies when she went unrecognized. After ten minutes of chatting with fellow moviegoers, they said to her: "I hope this doesn’t insult you, »


- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Kris Jenner Is Wearing a Giant Red Tablecloth—See the Look!

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Where were Kris Jenner's fashion-forward daughters when she got dressed for this event? We guarantee that between Dash store stockers Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian and newly minted runway model Kendall Jenner, no one would have approved of this scarlet schmatta! We love that Mama Kris took a risk with all that color, but we wish she'd stopped there. From our viewpoint, this is a giant piece of fabric with a hole in the middle—kind of like those tablecloths that have been precut to fit on a patio table with a giant umbrella. Sure, the ruffle effect down each side adds of bit of flair, but they're making us even more frustrated with the rest of the look. But with some basic »


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‘Black Swan’ Producer Jon Avnet Launches Indigenous Media With Focus on Premium Digital Content

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Filmmaker Jon Avnet thinks the way to monetizing digital is premium content. To that end, Avnet is launching Indigenous Media, alongside his son Jake Avnet and filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia to bring high-profile half-hour and hour-long programs to the Internet. The new venture's principle investors include Wpp, the U.K.-based advertising and PR firm, and ITV, the largest unscripted producer in the U.S. and the largest and oldest broadcast network in the U.K. Wpp will provide advertising expertise and access to brands, allowing Indigenous Media to focus on creating content that will attract brand sponsorships. ITV will assist »


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Barbra Streisand Talks Divas, Stardom and Why She's Going to Write a Book on ‘Tonight Show’ (Video)

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Barbra Streisand is one of the most revered entertainers of the modern era, so it perhaps makes sense that she completely took over “The Tonight Show” on Monday during her first guest appearance in late night in more than 50 years, even if it wasn't her idea. Streisand herself admitted that she doesn't remember all of the shows she's been on, and took delight in a picture Jimmy Fallon produced of her on Johnny Carson's “Tonight Show” when she was a teen. See video: Barbra Streisand Duets With Elvis Presley-Clad Jimmy Fallon on ‘Tonight Show’ She had to look at it from behind. »


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Barbra Streisand on 'Tonight Show': She Sings a Beloved Classic, Jokes About Her Butt

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Barbra Streisand's appearance on Monday's Tonight Show had everything her fans could hope for: a performance of one of her classics, a hilarious duet with Jimmy Fallon and a discussion of Streisand's "tush." Ok, so maybe her fans weren't necessarily expecting that last one.  Streisand was the episode's sole guest, marking her first late-night talk show appearance in over 50 years. Her new album Partners, featuring her duets with other high-profile vocalists, releases Sept. 16.  In honor of the album, Streisand and Fallon performed a medley of three tunes from the album, with Fallon impersonating the

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Barbra Streisand on 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon': TV Review

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Barbra Streisand’s Monday-night appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was a win-win: The singer in creamy-good voice and sharply funny; the host energetically playful, disarming a guest who might have been intimidating—or intimidated. Streisand got to demonstrate her ongoing presence as a great star, on one of the better nights Fallon has had since taking over the Tonight Show. Streisand took over the show by assenting to Fallon’s request that she sit in the host's chair. From behind the desk, she delved into Tonight Show lore, telling Fallon that Jack Paar “didn’t like me” and

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Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson Join Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Brooklyn Bridge’

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London — Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Killer Films’ “Brooklyn Bridge.”

The pic is written and directed by Douglas McGrath, whose credits include “Emma,” “Infamous” and “Nicholas Nickleby.” It is scheduled to shoot in spring next year.

Inspired by true events, Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, Washington’s obsession threatens his health, and to drive his family apart, until he discovers he has an improbable ally… His charming and shrewd wife Emily (Larson).

Kingsley’s credits include “Gandhi,” for which he won an Oscar, “Schindler’s List” and “Sexy Beast.” Larson’s credits include “Short Term 12,” “21 Jump Street” and “United States of Tara.”

“Brooklyn Bridge” is produced by Christine Vachon for Killer Films and Rose Ganguzza. »


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Barbra Streisand Sang a Duet With Jimmy Fallon

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In what marks her first appearance as a late-night guest in over 50 years, Barbra Streisand appeared on The Tonight Show Monday to promote her new album Partners, which features the legendary diva performing duets with a number of high-profile male vocalists. She performed a medley of three of those tracks tonight, with Jimmy Fallon standing in for duet partners Elvis Presley ("Love Me Tender"), Blake Shelton ("I'd Want it to be You") and Michael Buble ("It Had to Be You"). We all know Jimmy never avoids the opportunity to do bad musical impressions in a goofy Elvis wig and a cowboy hat, but even his hamming couldn't detract from the majesty that is Babs live. »


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Barbra Streisand Duets With Elvis Presley-Clad Jimmy Fallon on ‘Tonight Show’ (Video)

2 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Barbra Streisand was the only guest on “The Tonight Show” on Monday night, and yet her album is called “Partners” and features duets with singers ranging from Blake Shelton, Michael Buble and Elvis Presley. As they weren't there for her to perform with, Fallon stepped in as all three men for a medley of songs from the album. Monday's appearance marked Streisand's first appearance in late-night television in more than fifty years. Her last appearance was also on “The Tonight Show,” where she promoted her debut album with then-host Johnny Carson. See photos: Joan Rivers Remembered: A Life and Career in Pictures Fallon. »


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