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George Michael Remembered as Hollywood Pays Tribute to Pop Superstar

George Michael Remembered as Hollywood Pays Tribute to Pop Superstar
Earlier today, we reported the unfortunate news that pop music icon George Michael had passed away at the age of 53, after suffering from a heart failure. While his death was certainly unexpected, there is no foul play suspected, as the Hollywood community and fans around the world are in mourning at this devastating loss. As fans begin the grieving process, we have compiled a number of statements and tributes that have been sent out through social media over the past 24 hours, since the musician's untimely passing was announced.

One of the first to pay tribute to this late musician was his collaborator in the 1980s pop group Wham!, Andrew Ridgeley. Both George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley attended high school together, before forming Wham! in 1981. The group skyrocketed to fame with their 1984 album Make It Big, which was certified 6x platinum and included the smash hit singles "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Freedom.
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David Schwimmer Drops Mad Rhymes with James Corden on “The Late Late Show”

He’s best-known as the lovable, science-nerd character Ross from “Friends,” but it turns out David Schwimmer know his way around a microphone as well.

The “Kissing a Fool” actor paid a visit to “The Late Late Show with James Corden” last night (May 26) and wound up in a fierce face-off with the handsome host in Drop The Mic.

Corden began, "Millennials, let me introduce you to this guy. His name is David – he was famous in '95. He was a Kardashian on TV, but that was only for pretend. You played Robert, and that was a great combo. But you were so white, you shoulda probably played the Bronco. Now it's time for you to prove you've got balls while I ignore you like Jennifer Anistondoes your calls."

But David came back with a vengeance- "Rap was born in this country, you're a tourist here. Do us a favor,
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Director Doug Ellin hopes to start shooting Bad Santa 2 this fall

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Last year Billy Bob Thornton said he was waiting for the Bad Santa 2 script, and the latest word on the sequel is that the script still isn't done, but filming may start this fall. Director Doug Ellin (Entourage, Kissing A Fool) joined the development hell project back in 2013, and while speaking with Collider, said if they can get the script right, he's supposed to begin production in September or October. Thornton is still attached to reprise his Willie role, and Doug...
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Review: George Michael Homecoming Sees A Star Reborn

Review: George Michael Homecoming Sees A Star Reborn
You know when you’ve been playing tennis for ages and someone comes along and tightens your strings, so the ball pings around like it’s meant to? Or you finally refill that lukewarm water bottle you’ve been carrying around with from a piping hot kettle, and you realise what you’ve been missing?

George Michael has had his strings tightened

That’s how it felt watching George Michael return to the stage on Sunday evening for his first full-length UK concert since falling unwell with a near-fatal bout of pneumonia last year.

I saw George in action last year at the Royal Albert Hall, and was convinced something wasn’t quite right. The voice wasn’t just being preserved, it was being taxidermised as he struggled through the evening. Sure enough, the next day brought a press release announcing the onset of a bad chest, an infection that
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CAA Signs 'Entourage's Doug Ellin

Exclusive: Entourage creator/executive producer Doug Ellin has signed with CAA, which will also represent his company Fly the Coop Entertainment. He had been at Wme for a long time. Ellin, whose HBO comedy Entourage is wrapping its eight-season run, is under a rich overall deal at the pay cable network. He is now prepping his new HBO pilot, the ensemble comedy 40 starring Ed Burns and Michael Rapaport. Before creating Entourage, Ellin worked in features, most notably writing and directing the 1998 movie Kissing a Fool.
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Doug Ellin: 'Entourage' movie in next 16 months

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After eight seasons of palling around L.A. and living like very lovable (if sometimes misogynistic) kings, Adrian Grenier and the cast of "Entourage" will kick off the show's final season on Sunday (July 24). But Tuesday (July 19) night in New York, the cast gathered for one last season premiere bash.

Zap2it was there to capture the scene and talk to some of the show's stars.

"[Vincent Chase] has a lot of proving to do," show star Adrian Grenier tells Zap2it of the upcoming season. "He has to show everyone that's he able to overcome and come out on top. It's going to be an extremely touching, nostalgic season. We're like a family off set and that's really going to come through this season."

Series creator Doug Ellin was also on hand and feeling the nostalgia. After eight seasons, he's still kind of surprised that the show found such a big following.
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American Idol: What Should Haley, Lauren, and Scotty Sing for Top 3 Week?

American Idol: What Should Haley, Lauren, and Scotty Sing for Top 3 Week?
I’m not sure how many shopping days till Christmas, but there are only nine days remaining before American Idol‘s season 10 champ inherits Lee DeWyze’s sash and crown. In the interim, though, we’ve got Top 3 Week, during which Haley Reinhart, Lauren Alaina, and Scotty McCreery will tackle a trio of songs: one selected by the judges, one selected by in-house mentor Jimmy Iovine, and one individual choice. According to media reports from the Idol contestants’ hometown visits, the judges chose Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” for Haley, Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” for Lauren,
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50 Movie Quotes: The Word is 'Love'

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50 Movie Quotes: The Word is 'Love'
Ah, l'amour! From "Love Actually" to "Shakespeare in Love" to "Love Story," here's a collection of swoon-inducing movie quotes with the word "love" in them. Ya gotta love it! Movie Quotes: Love on the Big Screen"Great Expectations" (1998)

"She'll only break your heart, it's a fact. And even though I warn you, even though I guarantee you that the girl will only hurt you terribly, you'll still pursue her. Ain't love grand?" — Ms. Dinsmoor

"The Bridges of Madison County
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Memphis Beat TV Review And Giveaway

Back when Mallrats was released, I swore I knew Jason Lee from somewhere. I think it was several months before I was alerted to the fact that he was a professional skateboarder, and in case that wasn’t it, I might have seen him in a music video. I didn’t have my finger on the pulse back then.

I didn’t get much out of Mallrats, but I had oddly high hopes for Lee. It took a bit for him to get going, but then nice turns in Kissing a Fool, Mumford, and Almost Famous gave me a certain sense of satisfaction. Then, for several years, I started to get rather irritated by him. All I could think was that he has better work in him, but all I kept getting was Dreamcatcher, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Jersey Girl.

You might think I’m building you
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Platinum Dunes Signs With Paramount for ‘Butcherhouse Chronicles’

When informed people (like those over at Collider, who brought this to our attention) think Platinum Dunes, they recall the production company owned by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. When I think Platinum Dunes, I imagine that Kanye West “Dancing in the Desert” music video.

But I digress.

Platinum Dunes has signed a first-look deal with Paramount, starting with their next film, The Butcherhouse Chronicles. A first-look deal, for those who don’t know, is (very briefly) an agreement in which a Party A (Paramount) has the right to pick up a project before Party B (Dunes) can offer it to anyone else.

The Butcherhouse Chronicles is a thriller that follows teenagers into an allegedly haunted house. Collider tells us the producers are calling it “The Breakfast Club in a haunted house” - although I swear that’s been the catchy pitch for 20 other movies in the last decade.
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