Trans Actress Candis Cayne Recalls Awkward 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Audition
A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Transgender acceptance is riding a wave these days, but trans actress Candis Cayne (who appears with Caitlyn Jenner on E!'s I Am Cait) remembers when life in Hollywood wasn't so easy. "I went on an audition for Curb Your Enthusiasm and Larry David was there," Cayne tells THR. "The part was for a trans woman who had to go to the bathroom really bad and decided she was going to go in the men's
- Chris Gardner
Mark Strong on A View From the Bridge and the British Bad-Guy Tradition
Olivier Award–winning British actor Mark Strong — square of jaw, piercing of gaze — is known Stateside for playing elegant, slightly sinister supporting characters, but he’ll be center stage in his Broadway debut this November, as Red Hook longshoreman Eddie Carbone in the Young Vic’s production of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge. He spoke about finding Eddie, working with suddenly-everywhere director Ivo van Hove, and the British tradition of being a bad guy.This is a potentially odd match: a British cast, an experimental Belgian director, and a quintessentially American play. What convinced you to get involved? I was at home reading movie scripts, and in the pile was A View From the Bridge. It was head and shoulders above everything else. I realized what a fascinating character Eddie is and just thought, I have to do this. When I was told it was with a »
- Rebecca Milzoff
Drama Series Days Set to Return to European Film Market
The European Film Market will host a second iteration of its Drama Series Days initiative in 2016, following its launch in Berlin in February this year. The sophomore edition will once again be hosted by the Efm, the industry platform of the Berlin International Film Festival, with its Berlinale Co-Production Market division, and is set to take place Feb. 15 and 16 next year.
The 2016 Drama Series Days will introduce high-quality documentary series as part of its program of screenings and events, which will cater to the interest of documentary industry delegates at the Efm’s Meet the Docs platform.
The first edition in 2015 included a panel program, market screenings and networking events and was met with enthusiasm by both film and television delegates in Berlin. The 2016 edition will follow a similar format offering further opportunities to strengthen connections within the rapidly developing network of the European and international television industries, in cooperation »
- Robert Mitchell
There is A Lot going on in this 'Suicide Squad' wrap photo
It’s official! “Suicide Squad” has wrapped principal photography. To celebrate, the cast and crew gathered together for one last group photo. The team was so large, it appears the photographer is up on a lift or scaffolding of some sort. And with That many people in one shot, there’s gonna be some interesting things going on. How many can you spot? • Two Harley Quinns •Two Killer Crocs •Literal Bluebeard •Someone checking their watch •The script •The code name the movie was filmed under •Literal Red tape •Someone throwing the goat •A bored flannel hipster •One guy still working •A lady with a mohawk Image Credit: Twitter Bonus! Cara Delevingne is wearing pants! This is a pleasant surprise as the initial character design appeared to be little more than grey body paint and a metal bikini. Huzzah! »
- Donna Dickens
Zac Efron DJ Drama ‘We Are Your Friends’ Debuts Quietly at Thursday Box Office With $175,000
Zac Efron‘s “We Are Your Friends” barely made a sound when debuting at the box office on Thursday with just $175,000, while Sony’s religious drama “War Room” grossed $600,000 from 1,017 theaters. “We Are Your Friends,” directed by Max Joseph (“Catfish”), is expected to earn $14 million this weekend from 2,333 theaters. Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley co-star with Efron, who takes the lead as a young DJ trying to make it in Los Angeles’ Edm scene. “War Room” is the latest Christian-themed feature from Georgia-based filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick. Produced with a $3 million budget, it is expected to make $4 »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Hugh Jackman Surprises 9-Year-Old Fan, a Make-a-Wish Recipient—Watch the Heartwarming Video!
A young fan of Hugh Jackman and Wolverine recently got the surprise of his life. A boy named Domenic, 9, who suffers from the incurable genetic disorder Cystic Fibrosis, got to meet his hero, thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. And that wasn't even on the original agenda. Domenic had appeared on the Kyle and Jackie O show on Australian radio station Kiis 1065 and got to talk to Jackman over the phone, on the air. The actor is in his native Australia to prepare for his new Broadway to Oz musical show tour, which will debut in Melbourne on November 24. "What's your favorite Wolverine action pose and line?" Domenic asked him. Unbeknownst to the »
Watch Lamb of God Start Mosh Pit With '512' on 'Jimmy Kimmel'
Lamb of God offset the Los Angeles sunshine with the darkness of "512" during Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing the brooding single on the show's outdoor stage. Led by Randy Blythe's dark bellow and the explosive soloing of guitarist Mark Morton, the metal veterans inspired a crowd mosh pit.
In June, Lamb of God premiered a macabre music video for "512" filled with dead bodies and murderous revenge. The track is featured on the Virginia band's eighth LP, VII: Sturm Und Drang, which was inspired by Blythe's life-changing stint in Prague's Pankrác Prison. »
Ratings: ABC’s ‘Rookie Blue’ Surrenders New Series Low
CBS topped Thursday in both the key 18-49 demographic and among total viewers, thanks to “Big Brother” and even a slightly up “Under the Dome.” ABC’s “Rookie Blue” slipped to a new series low last night in primetime, and helped tie the network for fourth in the demo with Telemundo. NBC finished second overall. Also Read: Wdbj Shooting: Inside Networks' Rapid Response to Bump Shows Too Similar to Crisis CBS was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following reruns, “Big »
- Tony Maglio
Best of Summer 2015: Top Fashion & Beauty Trends—And the Winner Is…
Welcome to the winner's circle. After a week of grueling competition, we've seen some of this summer's best trends brutally defeated. Both rainbow hair and bob haircuts bowed out early on, and jumpsuits just didn't make the cut. Outrage ensued after plunging necklines and cutout dresses were both eliminated, and after four days of intense voting we were left with just two trends: crop tops and rompers. And just barely edging ahead be a meager three percent, the winner is… rompers! Better luck next year, crop tops. »
Brooke Burke-Charvet Returns as Miss America Co-Host
She joins previously announced co-host, “The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison, who has signed on for a seventh season emceeing the famous event. Previously announced judges are Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya. Nick Jonas who will act as the official music curator of the evening.
Back again to co-host the #MissAmerica Competition alongside @chrisbharrison is… @brookeburke! Tune-in 9/13 on ABC. pic.twitter.com/Ua5QjTtmvz
— Miss America Org (@MissAmericaOrg) August 28, 2015
“It’s great to be back with Miss America for the 95th Anniversary competition and co-hosting with partner Chris Harrison,” said Burke-Charvet. “It’s always impressive and inspiring to meet the young women who strive to make a difference in their communities, while furthering their education and advancing principles of service, style and success.”
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- Whitney Friedlander
Are These Incredibly Ridiculous Lines Actually From Law and Order: Svu?
Law and Order: Svu is known for pushing the boundaries on many things, including dialogue. I'm allowed to say this as somebody who once uttered this line: "Charmaine, Charmaine! How much did you pay for the rectal probe?" while playing a reporter on the show. Who can forget the time Mariska Hargitay's Olivia Benson got drugged by some mushroom gas and said, "I'm not the one who stabbed the captain with a pickle!"? Well, the show is now entering season 17 and they really have to step up their game in explanations and fads. Please take a look at that below photo set brought to you by an intrepid imgur user. These are all lines Ice-t's Detective Tutuola has said…or are »
Carissa Loethen's Bridal Blog: My First Sample Sale Experience Was Just Like That Episode of Friends
"Brides-to-be: On your marks, get set…" Oh boy, my first wedding dress sample sale was an experience. Monique Lhuillier held a huge discount sale in Verona, California last weekend. Dresses were 75 to 90 percent off! So I couldn't miss it, natch. Even better? My future mother-in-law was visiting at the time and I coaxed her to come with me. (This was a decision she surely regretted later.) When I randomly stumbled across an announcement on Instagram, I honestly thought I found a secret sale gem. I did a quick Google search, and didn't see any other postings about it, so I assumed this sample sale wouldn't be crazy—definitely not like the one Monica, Phoebe and Rachel encountered on »
‘The Frankenstein Code’ Gets New Title From Fox
Fox has renamed “The Frankenstein Code” — again. The drama starring Rob Kazinsky (“True Blood”), which was originally called “Frankenstein” in the working-title stage, will now launch next year as “Lookinglass.” “Lookinglass” follows a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops. He’s brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists — twins Otto (Adhir Kalyan) and Mary (Dilshad Vadsaria) — as a 35-year-old (Kazinsky) with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities. The scientists’ company name is Lookinglass, hence the appropriate new title. Also Read: 'The Grinder' Showrunner Greg Malins Departs »
- Tony Maglio
Serena Williams Sings The Little Mermaid's ''Under the Sea'' and We Think Drake Would Be Impressed—Watch Now!
Serena Williams has been making headlines this week for what's possibly (probably) a new fling with Drake, and according to most fans, it's pretty clear why they're the perfect match. First of all, the woman is hands-down one of the greatest athletes of all time. The U.S. Open begins Aug. 31, and not only will she be gunning for her 22nd Gram Slam title, but if she wins, it will be her fifth straight major title and first calendar Gram Slam by a woman since 1988. So, essentially, she's a badass. But in addition to being dedicated to her career, Williams can also let loose when necessary…and when the opportunity to sing a Disney song arises, she jumps on it. The tennis queen »
'The Real reason women don't direct more action movies' satire is infuriatingly accurate
Either Funny or Die has an impressive turnaround time, or it’s just bleak serendipity that the role of female directors in the Hollywood blockbuster machine came up right before their latest video dropped. Either way, this lampooning of the process of choosing a director manages an interesting trick. It both feels absurd And as if it could be happening in an office somewhere, right now, with little to no dialogue changes. The Real Reason Women Don't Direct More Action Movies from Funny Or Die Some quick background. A week ago, director Colin Trevorrow was asked if he thought he’d have been given the chance to direct “Jurassic World” after only one indie film — “Safety Not Guaranteed” — if he’d been a woman. After all, the historical evidence points to no. Despite rave reviews, you don’t see Jennifer Kent (“The Babadook”) on any shortlists. Despite winning Best Director »
- Donna Dickens
Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman Resigns After Hackers Exposed Millions of Site Users' Private Information
Noel Biderman's week just got worse. The founder and CEO of Ashley Madison has stepped down amid a hacking scandal plaguing the adultery website, its parent company announced Friday morning. Biderman has resigned, effective immediately, and he "is no longer working with the company" after coming to a "mutual agreement" with Avid Life Media, Inc. The decision was made after hackers exposed the private information—including names, e-mails and phone numbers—of over 30 million Ashley Madison users. "Until the appointment of a new CEO, the company will be led by the existing senior management team. This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide »
Tom Hardy Lip Syncs Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You,’ Bee Gees’ ‘Stayin’ Alive’ (Video)
Could an appearance on “Lip Sync Battle” be in Tom Hardy‘s future? The “Mad Max: Fury Road” star showed off his eclectic musical tastes and his softer side with a series of Dubsmash videos that featured him lip syncing to a number of popular songs. First up, Hardy belts out the Whitney Houston classic, “I Will Always Love You” from the 1992 film “The Bodyguard.” Next, he tackled “Hard Knock Life” from the musical “Annie.” He also took on hits from The Bee Gees and rapper Action Bronson. Also Read: Tom Hardy to Produce, Possibly Star in '100 Bullets' for New Line Hardy. »
- Joe Otterson
Behold Tom Hardy’s Glorious Dubsmash Videos
Tom Hardy is a man of many secrets, just a couple being his treasure trove of MySpace selfies and dog obsession. And now we know he's got a thing for lip-syncing, too. Thanks to his slightly less-bearded Mad Max stunt double, Jake Tomuri, Hardy's been outed as a Dubsmash fiend. He's downright addicted to the app (perhaps inspired by Hayley Atwell?), and has covered everything from Wu-Tang to the Bee Gees to Whitney Houston. Of course, Tom hasn't actually revealed his secret hobby himself — all these videos have been posted so far by Tomuri and, surprisingly, 50 Cent, whose "9 Shots" and "P.I.M.P." Hardy has delightfully taken on. Feast your eyes on Tom's glorious Dubsmash collection, and start crossing your fingers that he shows up on Lip Sync Battle next season. »
- Dee Lockett
'Key & Peele's' Jordan Peele Explains How to End a Sketch Show
The world only found out about the end of Key & Peele in July, but the two title stars and their collaborators knew the show's time was coming for the better part of a year. "I think we knew coming into last season," says Jordan Peele, who co-created and stars in the Comedy Central series with Keegan-Michael Key. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Peele discusses what that decision means for him and Key; why now -- the final episode airs Sept. 16 -- is the right time to go out; and what viewers can look forward to
- Rick Porter
Box Office: Christian Drama 'War Room' Opens to $600K Thursday Night
Christian drama War Room opened to $600,000 from 1,017 theaters Thursday night, putting it ahead of Zac Efron's We Are Your Friends, which earned $175,000 in previews. War Room is the fifth collaboration from brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the directing and producing team behind such faith-based films as Fireproof and Courageous. The movie tells the story of a struggling family who searches for a solution through prayer. T.C. Stallings, Elizabeth Becka and Noel Baker star. For the weekend, War Room is expected to take in $4 million-$5 million from 1,135 theaters. We
- Pamela McClintock
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