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Brad Pitt’s Plan B Shingle Leaving Paramount
After an eight-year run at the studio, it looks like Brad Pitt will and his Plan B production banner will be leaving Paramount.
A source close to the situation says that the studio will not be renewing Plan B’s deal when it ends in 2014 and that Pitt will be moving the company elsewhere. The insider added that it was likely that Plan B would be headed for a deal with New Regency, which worked with Plan B on the Fox Searchlight film “12 Years a Slave.”
Plan B and Paramount had gone through some rough times in the last year after a problematic shoot on “World War Z,” but those problems seemed to fade once “World War Z” grossed more than $540 million at the worldwide box office. »
- Justin Kroll
Kate Winslet Gives Birth to a Baby Boy, Her First Child With Husband Ned Rocknroll
It's another boy for Kate Winslet! The Oscar winner welcomed a son, her first child with husband Ned Rocknroll and her third overall, on Saturday in England, her rep confirms to E! News. "Baby boy Winslet" was born at an NHS Hospital in Sussex County and "baby and mother are doing great," the rep adds. No other information—like the little guy's name—was forthcoming, but his last name is Winslet. The star of the fittingly titled Labor Day, which hits theaters Jan. 31, was last spotted in public last month walking along London's King's Road, still looking impressive in skinny jeans along with her adorably round belly. Winslet and »
NBC Greenlights ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Miniseries
Nearly a week after the success of its live broadcast “The Sound of Music” musical, NBC has officially greenlit another version of a classic project and will be airing a four-hour miniseries adaptation of “Rosemary's Baby.”
Scott Abbott and James Wong are writing the screenplay based on the 1967 Ira Levin novel about the problems that arise when a young married couple who move into a haunted Paris apartment. Agnieszka Holland will direct. Lionsgate Television is producing, with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern serving as executive producers. The project was announced as in development in July.
“Ira Levin’s mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be,” said Quinn Taylor, Executive Vice President, Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions, NBC Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to adapting his incredible work and bringing those indelible characters to a new generation of viewers. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Paramount Hires Director for ‘World War Z’ Sequel
After making $540 million at the worldwide box office, Paramount has worked fast to find a director for its sequel to “World War Z” with “The Impossible” helmer Juan Antonio Bayona coming on board to direct.
Brad Pitt is expected to return to star and produce. No writers are attached at this time.
In the original, Pitt played a former United Nations employee who travels the world trying to stop a zombie plague.
While the first film’s production was overshadowed in controversy that included a rewrite of the third act, the film more than overperformed at the box-office, propelling development on the sequel.
Bayona, who also helmed “The Orphanage,” is repped by CAA.
- Justin Kroll
Kim Kardashian: Her Regime for Staying Slim on the Road
After revealing her post-baby body in a sexy Instagram selfie in mid-October, Kim Kardashian has been wowing with figure-flaunting fashions ever since. But since setting out on the road with fiancé Kanye West on his Yeezus tour, the reality mogul and new mom has vowed to stick to her carb-free Atkins diet. With the help of "a trainer on tour with she and Kanye and a chef to keep her meals carb free," Kardashian, 33, has managed to slim down even more, says an insider. "With the exception of some cheat days, because she is realistic now, she sticks with it! »
- Jennifer Garcia
Lizzy Caplan on Chelsea Lately: I Got Naked and Drunk for True Blood Sex Scenes
When Lizzy Caplan was cast as Jason Stackhouse's bohemian, V-addicted love interest Amy Burley in Season 1 of HBO's True Blood, she was understandably nervous about her sex scenes with Ryan Kwanten. So the 31-year-old actress did what anyone in her position would do: she got wasted. "I was hammered for that," Caplan said on the Dec. 10 episode of E!'s Chelsea Lately. "I didn't really have lines the first time. It was like 7:00 in the morning and I was chugging vodka completely naked while a makeup artist I had just met was on her knees in front of me sponging my ass. It's intimate." Caplan continued, "On True Blood—I've never told anybody this—but I was so »
Russian-American Broadcaster Vladimir Pozner to Cover Sochi Olympics for NBC (Exclusive)
Moscow – Russian-American broadcaster Vladimir Pozner will join Bob Costas on NBC's late news show throughout the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, offering a Russian perspective on the social and cultural trends behind the day's happenings in Olympic sport. Pozner, a veteran newsman whose career spans U.S.-Russia relations dating back to the Cold War era, has covered three previous Olympics: for Soviet television during the Moscow summer games in 1980, and then for Russian TV during the winter games in Turin in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010. Exclusive Video: Olympic Hopefuls Sing Sochi Wishes for NBC's Bob Costas On each of
- Nick Holdsworth
Inbetweeners Movie Sequel Underway in Australia
Hong Kong – A sequel movie to the British comedy series “The Inbetweeners” is now shooting in Australia.
A previous “Inbetweeners Movie” was made in 2011 on a budget of $3.5 million and became the highest grossing UK comedy with a box office of $71 million.
“The Inbetweeners Movie 2” is produced by Bwark Productions, which is co-financing with Channel 4/Film4. It will be distributed in the U.K. by Entertainment Film Distributors and in Australia by Roadshow Films. Release date is set as Aug. 2014.
The teen friendly comedy about four sex-mad English lads started life in 2008 as a TV series on Channel Four’s spinoff E4.
“We can’t say too much as we don’t want to spoil the jokes for you, »
- Patrick Frater
Ylvis' 'The Fox' Is YouTube's Top Trending Video of 2013
Ylvis still doesn't know what the fox says, but the Norwegian duo can take comfort: Its viral hit exploring that question has been named YouTube's top trending video of 2013. Photos: 20 Best and Worst Music to Movie Crossovers Also in the top trending videos category revealed Wednesday: a military version of "Harlem Shake," a Chatroulette take on Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" and Jean-Claude Van Damme's "Epic Splits" for Volvo. YouTube also unveiled the top trending music videos and channels gaining the most followers in 2013. In the music video category, the big winners were Psy ("Gentlemen") Miley
- Aaron Couch
China Box Office Passes RMB20 billion Landmark
Hong Kong – China’s theatrical box office has topped the RMB20 billion landmark for the first time ever. The record score appears to have been realized from fewer, bigger films.
According to figures from the China’s General Administration of Press and Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (Gapprft,) the milestone, which equates to $3.27 billion, was passed on Sunday (Dec. 8, 2013).
The full year total was RMB17 billion in 2012 and with the busy Christmas season kicking off many forecasts for the full year predict a 2013 total in excess of RMB23 billion ($3.76 billion). Major releases this month include Feng Xiaogang’s comedy sequel “Personal Tailor” (pictured) and Jackie Chan’s “Police Story 2013.”
Box office for local films totaled RMB11.1 billion in the period to Dec. 8, implying a market share for Chinese movies of 55%
The Gapprft said that 591 films had been produced in China to date, a tumble of over 100. But it did not »
- Patrick Frater
Directors Guild of America Taps Capra, Schaffner Recipients
The duo will be honored at the 66th Annual DGA Awards on Jan. 25 at the Century Plaza.
The Capra award is given to an assistant director or unit production manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the DGA. The Schaffner award goes to an associate director or stage manager.
Blaine joined the DGA in 1990 and has worked on thousands of commercials and hundreds of music videos. In 1999, he was elected chair of the Western Ad/Upm Commercial Committee and served four times on the commercial contract negotiating committee.
DeDario joined the DGA in 1969 and spent the next three decades working for ABC on the broadcasts of sporting events including the Olympics; the Super Bowl; Monday Night Football; the World »
- Dave McNary
Tyler Perry reacts to news of Paul Rudd's 'SNL' Madea
If you happened to watch "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, you might have caught the show's spoof on the recent trend of African-American themed holiday films entitled "White Christmas." The skit featured Paul Rudd as a Caucasian version of Tyler Perry's signature Madea character as well as also poking fun at the box office smash "The Best Man Holiday." Conveniently, HitFix spoke to Perry, who was promoting "A Madea Christmas," less than 12 hours after the skit aired and asked him what his reaction was. "It's funny that you mention that," Perry says. "I was watching 'SNL' last night and right after »
- Gregory Ellwood
Disney Unleashes Secret Weapon in Quest for 'Banks' and 'Frozen' Oscar Glory: Its History
For lovers of Hollywood history like myself -- or older Academy members who lived through it -- it really doesn't get much more exciting than the last two nights' festivities on the Disney lot, during which the Mouse House tugged at the heartstrings of awards voters and tastemakers in the cause of promoting its primary live-action and animated feature awards contenders, Saving Mr. Banks and Frozen. On Monday night, the studio hosted the Los Angeles premiere of Banks -- it had already played at the London and AFI film festivals -- followed by a throwback after-party in the studio's commissary. Photos: The Making
- Scott Feinberg
John Lasseter, Disney Legends Celebrate 90 Years – and Campaign for ‘Frozen’
John Lasseter is such a stickler for detail that Tuesday night’s party to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Walt Disney Animation, for which the Pixar co-founder now serves as Chief Creative Officer, took place outdoors on a Los Angeles night cold enough to fit in Disney’s new animated hit, “Frozen.” Or maybe Lasseter didn’t plan for the weather – maybe things just worked out that way, the way the animated-feature awards race may work out for Lasseter and Disney this year. With “Frozen” winning rave reviews and overtaking “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” to grab the No. 1 spot at the. »
- Steve Pond
Interview: Travis & Nicole talk 'The Amazing Race'
My interview with ER docs Travis & Nicole Jasper went down a wormhole. In the first half of the season, Travis & Nicole were one of my favorites, earning the nickname The Power Parents with a string of strong performances that proved they were both smart and physically able. Then, though, as the season progressed the Power Parents seemed to struggle, particularly Nicole, who had a series of Roadblock stumbles and had to be bailed out by the willing assistance of eventual winner Amy. In the process, Travis became more and more critical of his wife's challenge contributions and »
- Daniel Fienberg
Is 'Bad Boys 3' a sign of what's ahead for Sony under Mike De Luca's leadership?
When I first started writing about movies online, we were smack-dab in the middle of the first era of Mike De Luca. At that point, he was the enfant terrible of New Line Pictures, the guy who helped transform them from a sort of low-grade exploitation house into the studio that ended up winning Best Picture with "Return Of The King." De Luca was the risk-taker, the guy who championed films like "Boogie Nights," and along with Richard Brener and Stokely Chafin, he built New Line into something bigger and better than just "the house that Freddy built." De Luca was »
- Drew McWeeny
John Goodman's SNL Promos Are A Festive Scream
Did you know that at 13 episodes, John Goodman is closing in on Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin for most SNL episodes hosted? He's also making all of our nation's grandpas look less jolly in comparison, but there's not much anyone can do about that. In addition to all his shrinking and shrieking, we like the idea that the Inside Llewyn Davis actor's one insecurity is playing second fiddle to Roseanne. He truly is crazy. »
- Halle Kiefer
Sons of Anarchy Season 6 Finale Brings Most Shocking Death Ever: How Gutted Were You By the Loss?
Spoiler Alert: Do not continue reading if you've yet to watch Sons of Anarchy's season six finale, which aired Wednesday, Dec. 10. If you complain about spoilers in the comments, you are the opposite of Batman! Woah. That's all we can manage to say after watching Sons of Anarchy's season six finale on Wednesday night. Well, that and curse you, Kurt Sutter, you evil genius of a showrunner you. The FX gritty drama's two-hour finale hit us with a major punch to our emotional gut in the closing act, as Gemma (Katey Sagal) killed her daughter-in-law Tara (Maggie Siff) in a drunken rage. Yes, you read that right: Jax's (Charlie Hunnam) wife (and the mother of his son »
Sons of Anarchy's Maggie Siff on Tara and Jax, and the Heartbreaking Season-6 Finale
[Spoilers ahead] Say what you will about Tara betraying Jax — and, surely, Team Gemma fans will have plenty to say — but her death on tonight's season-six finale was tragic. Not just because she didn't actually rat on Jax (he decided to turn himself in), but also because she and Jax had finally reconciled. They were in love. This is devastating. We spoke to Siff earlier today, before she'd even had a chance to see the episode herself, about how she found out she was getting killed off, why she wasn't surprised it was Gemma who'd do it, and what it was like to shoot the heartbreaking final scene. I’m still so disturbed.I haven’t even seen the episode yet. I’m sort of dreading it. The last scene is heartbreaking. You’re playing dead, so maybe you didn’t get to see exactly how Charlie Hunnam played it, but wait »
- Patti Greco
Sons of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter on the Season-6 Finale and What's Next for Jax and Gemma
[Spoilers ahead] For most of Sons of Anarchy's sixth season, all signs pointed to Tara meeting Mr. Mayhem. That's what happens when you betray Jax and cut a deal with the Da. So it's not a total surprise that she was killed in tonight's finale. But how she was killed (death by carving fork) and by whom (Gemma) were total shockers. Fact: When showrunner Kurt Sutter offs a main character, he goes big and bloody — and very Shakespearean. "I just fucking stole from Romeo and Juliet," he told us over the phone earlier tonight. The tragic twist being that Tara didn't actually rat on the club. Jax was turning himself in as a way to save her, their boys, and Samcro — but Gemma didn't know that because her dutiful messenger-boy, Unser, delivered bad information. (Why are you still alive, Unser?) We spoke to Sutter about the episode, why »
- Patti Greco
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