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Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball in new biopic by Aaron Sorkin

7 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Australian actor will reportedly portray the TV sweetheart in a biopic covering Ball’s 20-year marriage to Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz

Cate Blanchett is hotly tipped to win an Oscar for playing the fictional 1950s heroine of Todd Haynes’s film Carol, but her next role could be one of the real life stars of the period: Lucille Ball.

The Australian actor is set to play the American TV sweetheart in a new biopic written by Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing and The Social Network, reports the Wrap.

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- Nancy Groves

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'The Bastard Executioner': Inside Kurt Sutter's Bloody New Show

1 September 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Kurt Sutter would like to get something off his chest. The showrunner behind the wildly successful, dearly beloved, bad-ass Shakespearean biker melodrama Sons of Anarchy knows that yes, because his new FX historical epic The Bastard Executioner has swords and horses and castles, some people are bound to compare it to Game of Thrones. He's perfectly okay with that. In fact, he can even see the parallels himself. HBO's show is constrained by the novels it's adapting, he mentions. "And we're like that with actual history," Sutter proclaims.

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Elisabeth Moss on Cracking Up, Sexism and the Peggy Strut

28 August 2015 7:35 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It’s been a little over three months since America watched Peggy Olson strut sassily down McCann Erickson's hallway, an unlit cigarette hanging from her lips and a painting of a sexually adventurous octopus tucked under her arm. But while we've all spent our summer replaying that singularly Gif-able scene and mourning the loss of Mad Men, Elisabeth Moss has already moved on: Since wrapping the hit AMC series, she's played the titular role in The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, and has lined up no fewer than seven movies, including »

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New Poster for Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' Film Premiering Very Soon

26 August 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Universal has debuted a poster for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs film, which is about to premiere and start earning real buzz with critics/journalists. I've heard from numerous places that the film will be premiering at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day, and it will also play at the New York Film Festival in October. We've already seen a couple of trailers so far, and it looks way better than I was expecting, though I'm very curious to see how much of an influence Boyle had. Since I'm perhaps more intrigued by Sorkin's script than anything else. Michael Fassbender plays the iconic black-turtleneck-wearing tech innovator Steve Jobs. Here's the newest official Us poster for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs film, direct from Universal. Thoughts? You can also still watch the full-length trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs right here, if you're interested. Steve Jobs is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, »

- Alex Billington

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Allison Janney: Ellen Burstyn & Emily Osment Are “Wonderful, Brilliant” On Season 3 Of ’Mom’ – Emmys

25 August 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Allison Janney knows from awards. A six-time Primetime Emmy Awards winner already, with two Tony nominations to boot, she's now in line to add another two Emmys to her collection, with noms this year for both Masters Of Sex and Mom – the latter of which has already snagged her a Critics' Choice award. She talked to AwardsLine about the new season of Mom, awkward sex scenes, and returning for Masters of Sex Season 4. After The West Wing you've said you were nervous about… »

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Where are the cast of Bring It On now? Here's what happened to Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and the squad

24 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

15 years ago today, the Toros stepped out onto the football field and put some serious cheer back into the atmosphere. To steal a phrase from the film: Bring It On's the poo - so take a big whiff.

But what have Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and the rest of the squad been cheering about since then? To mark the movie's birthday, we put down the pompoms and find out what they've been up to since.

Kirsten Dunst

A Hollywood star from the age of 12 thanks to her breakthrough role in Interview with the Vampire, Dunst's star was burning brightly when she led the Toros as Torrance Shipman. Two years later, she went on to land her biggest role as Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's three Spider-man films.

In recent years, she's reinvented herself as a critical darling, winning Best Actress at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for Melancholia, »

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Emmys: History Could Be Made in Hotly Contested Races

24 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This could be a record year for Emmy records.

The award show stars were aligned when the nominations were announced last month, setting up showdowns in a slew of key categories that could result in record-setting wins (or, in a few cases, losses) come Sept. 20.

That includes both of the top series races, where old favorites “Mad Men” and “Modern Family” vie to set new all-time highs in their categories versus buzzy competitors jostling to make their own special mark on Emmy history.

“Modern Family” has claimed the comedy series prize five years running, leaving it tied for most wins with “Frasier,” which accomplished the same feat between 1994 and 1998. If the ABC comedy squeaks out one more victory, it will hold the new record solo.

It’s interesting to note, however, that the show that brought the “Frasier” winning streak to an end was Fox’s zeitgeisty dramedy “Ally McBeal. »

- Geoff Berkshire

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'Mad Men': Emmy experts predict record fifth Best Drama Series win

21 August 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The final season of "Mad Men" will be one for the record books according to our Emmy Experts, as they give the AMC hit leading 4/9 odds to win its fifth Best Drama Series trophy. "Mad Men," which won this award four years running beginning in 2008, is currently tied with "The West Wing" (2000–2003), "L.A. Law" (1987, 1989–1991) and "Hill Street Blues" (1981–1984). Over on the comedy side, laffers "Modern Family" and "Frasier" have already won five trophies apiece, so isn't it time for a drama to play catch-up? -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions A leading nine of our 12 Experts have "Mad Men" in their first position to win the Emmy: Robert Bianco (USA Today), Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Eric Deggans (NPR), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Ken Tucker (Yahoo), Glenn ...' »

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Emmys: ‘Better Call Saul’ Hopes to Join Elite Ranks of Freshman Drama Winners

20 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jimmy McGill is accustomed to being the underdog. But if “Better Call Saul” goes all the way to win the Emmy for best drama, the AMC series will join an elite club of shows that have claimed TV’s top prize for their freshman seasons.

Since 1981, when “Hill Street Blues” triumphed in its first year of eligibility, only six other series have pulled it off: “L.A. Law” (1987), “Picket Fences” (1992), “The West Wing” (2000), “Lost” (2005), “Mad Men” (2008) and “Homeland” (2012).

“Better Call Saul” is the only first-year show in the running for drama series honors this year. Securing a series nomination in year one is a feather in the cap of any show. But in the case of “Saul,” the recognition is especially sweet. It’s validation that AMC’s prequel series to Emmy darling “Breaking Bad” has overcome the long shadow of its predecessor as a creative achievement that stands on its own. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Allison Janney Remembers Her First Emmy and ‘The West Wing’

19 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Allison Janney won her first Emmy for her portrayal of White House press secretary C.J. Cregg in “The West Wing,” she kicked off a chain reaction of wins for herself and the show over the next six seasons. Last year, the actress went two-for-two, winning for her roles in CBS’ “Mom” and Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” She’s earned repeat noms for both series this year. Janney told Variety about her first victory, and what it meant to eat, sleep and occasionally have trouble breathing “West Wing.”

What was the moment like when they called your name?

I couldn’t take in air because first of all I was trying to look good in my tight, gold, Pamela Dennis dress — the sequins on the side were digging into my skin. I was in such pain. I have never been so overwhelmed and terrified in my life. It »

- Seth Kelley

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Watch: Wgn America’s ‘Manhattan’ Teases Season 2 Casting

18 August 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wgn America has released its first trailer for the second season of its period drama series “Manhattan.”

Following its first season, the trailer hints that the stakes are high for characters in 1940s Los Alamos, N.M., during the development of nuclear weapons. ​The trailer also provides a first-look at new cast members William Petersen (“CSI”) as Col. Emmett Darrow and Neve Campbell (“Scream”) as the “first lady of Los Alamos,” Kitty Oppenheimer.

Created by “Masters of Sex” writer Sam Shaw and directed by “The West Wing’s” Thomas Schlamme, the series also stars John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Rachel Brosnahan and Mamie Gummer. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios.

“This second season is all organized around an event and, kind of, uncannily and accidentally,” Shaw teased in July at the show’s Television Critics Association panel at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. »

- Mannie Holmes

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Dolly Parton’s Next Movie For NBC: ‘Jolene’ – TCA

13 August 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC’s second movie based on a Dolly Parton hit tune will be Jolene. John Sacret Young (China Beach, The West Wing)  is writing the script, said Sam Haskell, Parton’s longtime agent, who is exec producing Coat Of Many Colors, their first project under the multi-movie deal with NBC. Jolene is about a woman begging a beautiful woman not to steal “her man” just because she can. Haskell, Parton and the cast of Coat Of Many Colors, came to NBC’s day at the TCA Summer Press Tour… »

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Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ to Be Made Into NBC TV Movie

13 August 2015 2:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC will make a television movie based on the Dolly Parton song “Jolene.” The project was announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Thursday by executive producer Sam Haskell. The film will be written by John Sacret Young, creator of the television drama “China Beach” and a writer and producer on “The West Wing.” Also Read: NBC's Bob Greenblatt Breaks Down Donald Trump's Success: 'The World Likes a Star' NBC in January announced a deal to partner with Parton on multiple family-oriented projects. Haskell and Parton appeared at TCA to help promote the first project from the deal, »

- Daniel Holloway

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First image of Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light

12 August 2015 3:24 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first image of Tom Hiddleston as legendary country singer Hank Williams from the upcoming biopic I Saw The Light has appeared online…

The Thor actor certainly looks the part, and will do all of his own singing in the film as he tackles such hits as “Hey, Good Lookin'” and “Lost Highway”. Marc Abraham has written and directed the film which also features Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Cherry Jones (24) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), and chronicles the star’s life as he finds fame after a meteoric rise to superstardom, only to pass away on New Year’s Eve 1953 at the age of 29.

I Saw The Light is set for a Us release on November 27th.


- Scott J. Davis

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New TV Series, New Movie: Just Another Day at the Office With Lily Tomlin

12 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“These are llamas,” says Lily Tomlin, holding up two furry toy replicas for inspection. “Or they might be alpacas. I can’t tell the difference.” It’s a hot August morning, and Tomlin is giving me a tour of her office — a cozy, cluttered, ground-level apartment on a sleepy street in Studio City. “I don’t put much stock in memorabilia,” she warns. Not even the oversize rocking chair, official domain of Edith Ann, Tomlin’s famous, philosophizing 5-year-old from Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In? “Oh, that’s at home,” she assures me. Tomlin decides the little figurines are alpacas, most likely a keepsake from her desk on The West Wing, where her character, a former alpaca farmer, served as executive assistant to Martin Sheen’s President Bartlet for four and a half seasons. We’re in the ad hoc conference room, the same one where Tomlin and the director Paul Weitz »

- Phoebe Reilly

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The X-Files: Annabeth Gish to return as Agent Monica Reyes

12 August 2015 12:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Annabeth Gish will also return to The X-Files, joining Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny for the new event series…

For a time, it looked like we’d only be seeing David Duchovny’s Mulder, Gillian Anderson’s Scully and Mitch Pileggi’s Walter Skinner returning for The X-Files event series. Recently though, The Lone Gunmen joined the fold, and now Annabeth Gish has followed suit.

Gish will reprise her role as Agent Monica Reyes, a character who became fairly central towards the end of The X-Files’ original run. If you’re not an X-Files fan, you might also recognise Annabeth Gish from The West Wing, where she played the eldest daughter of President Bartlett. More recently, she's appeared in Sons Of Anarchy, Pretty Little Liars and The Bridge.

Gish joins a cast of old favourites and new faces, with the latter group including Community’s Joel McHale and Flight Of The ConchordsRhys Darby. »

- rleane

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Allison Janney dishes double Emmys noms (again) and possible record wins [Exclusive Video]

11 August 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"That would be almost too much to wish for. I don't know what the odds are of doing the same thing, but I can't imagine," admits Allison Janney in our recent video chat (watch below) when asked about the possibility of tying the all-time Emmy record for performer wins this year. She has six Emmys to date, which puts her in a tie for third place for acting wins with Art CarneyTim ConwayTyne Daly, and Carl Reiner. Adding to the four she won for "The West Wing," she picked up two more last year -- for her supporting role in the laffer "Mom" and her guest spot on the drama "Masters of Sex." And she is back in both those categories this year.  -Break- Related: Watch our video chats with dozens of 2015 Emmy nominees If she prevails in one of those categories (she is favored for "Mom"), she »

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Stan inks Warner Bros streaming deal

10 August 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Stan and Warner Bros International Television Distribution have struck an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement that will add hundreds of hours of content to the streaming service.

This will include five first-run TV shows, movies, catalogue titles and 10 seasons of Friends. ..

New shows premiering exclusively on Stan in August include iZombie, the hit drama from the creator of Veronica Mars; Constantine, based on the popular DC Comics character; and Season 3 of psychological thriller The Following, starring Kevin Bacon.

Stan is a joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media..

iZombie Season 2 will also be fast-tracked to Stan in October, day and date with Us broadcast.

The deal also includes exclusive Svod rights to all 236 episodes of Friends in remastered HD.

Stan Content and Product Director, Nick Forward, .said: .Our partnership with Warner Bros is the most significant since launch in terms of bringing outstanding, exclusive premiere shows and some of »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Watch: New Extended TV Spot for Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' Movie

7 August 2015 6:54 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"What you make isn't supposed to be the best part of you! You're a father..." Universal has debuted an extended 60-second TV spot for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie, starring Michael Fassbender as the late technology innovator Steve Jobs. We've already seen two trailers for this already, but this new TV spot throws in some extra footage, including that line quoted at the start about how he's supposed to be a father (maybe they're focusing on that part of the story in the marketing more?). The cast includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Jeff Daniels, and Michael Stuhlbarg. This looks outstanding. Here's the new extended TV spot for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs, direct from Universal's YouTube: You can also still watch the full-length trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs here, if you're interested. Steve Jobs is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) and written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, »

- Alex Billington

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Jeremy Irvine leads a revolution for the Lgbt community in the Stonewall trailer

4 August 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

War Horse actor Jeremy Irvine sparks a revolution for the Lgbt community in the trailer for Stonewall.

Independence Day's Roland Emmerich brings the story of the famed 1969 New York riots to the big screen in a drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Caleb Landry Jones.

The historical Stonewall protest is re-told through the perspective of a young man named Danny (Irvine), a Midwestener coming to terms with his sexuality.

Danny's arrival in New York introduces him to leading activists fighting for gay rights in the face of brutal police violence.

Emmerich's movie is based on a screenplay from The West Wing and Alias scribe Jon Robin Baitz.

Stonewall opens in Us cinemas on September 25 in the Us. »

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