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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Old School”

There have been a lot of college movies to come around but only a select few have been worth remembering. Animal School was one, Van Wilder was another, Pcu could be argued to be great enough to throw in the mix, and Old School definitely makes the cut. When Mitch first learns that his girlfriend is cheating on him the last thing he wants to do is throw a party and the absolute last thing he wants to do is start a fraternity. But thanks to the dean of the local college throwing a wrench into his life by declaring

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Old School”
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Ryan Reynolds Savagely Trolls Wife Over Hideous Movie Makeover

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Ryan Reynolds Savagely Trolls Wife Over Hideous Movie Makeover
Ryan Reynolds doesn't just play a wise ass in the Deadpool movies. He's also a certified jokester in real life. And we need look no further than his social media accounts for proof of this. His wife, former Gossip Girl star and acclaimed actress Blake Lively was the latest victim of his joking, when he brutally mocked her latest movie makeover. Or perhaps we should call it a makeunder.

Most actors praise their significant others on social media with posts about how beautiful their wives are, or how amazing their husbands tend to be. Not good old Ryan Reynolds, though. That would be too boring for the comedic talent behind such classics as Van Wilder and The Proposal. Instead of giving his wife props for taking on a more challenging role, he'd rather make fun of her.

Having just wrapped on Deadpool 2, Reynolds has a little bit of downtime.
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Asian American TV Actors Expose the Difficulty of Landing Parts – With or Without an Accent

Asian American TV Actors Expose the Difficulty of Landing Parts – With or Without an Accent
Daniel Dae Kim made headlines this year for leaving “Hawaii Five-0” over issues of pay inequality, and later, for replacing actor Ed Skrein as a Japanese-American character in the big-screen remake of “Hellboy.” Both instances involved how Asian Americans are still underrepresented in the entertainment industry, and it’s an issue that requires more discussion in order to foster understanding of how the so-called “model minority” continues to be marginalized.

It wasn’t that long ago that very few actors of Asian descent were even considered Hollywood stars. In an interview with IndieWire, Kim reflected on the few Asian actors who were his role models growing up.

“The only two that I can think of were Bruce Lee and George Takei. They were the only two,” he said. “I was a big ‘Star Trek’ fan when I was a kid, and I would watch Mister Sulu all the time. Bruce Lee,
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Asian American TV Actors Expose the Difficulty of Landing Parts – With or Without an Accent

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Asian American TV Actors Expose the Difficulty of Landing Parts – With or Without an Accent
Daniel Dae Kim made headlines this year for leaving “Hawaii Five-0” over issues of pay inequality, and later, for replacing actor Ed Skrein as a Japanese-American character in the big-screen remake of “Hellboy.” Both instances involved how Asian Americans are still underrepresented in the entertainment industry, and it’s an issue that requires more discussion in order to foster understanding of how the so-called “model minority” continues to be marginalized.

It wasn’t that long ago that very few actors of Asian descent were even considered Hollywood stars. In an interview with IndieWire, Kim reflected on the few Asian actors who were his role models growing up.

“The only two that I can think of were Bruce Lee and George Takei. They were the only two,” he said. “I was a big ‘Star Trek’ fan when I was a kid, and I would watch Mister Sulu all the time. Bruce Lee,
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Clifford the Big Red Dog movie finds a director

Back in July of last year it was revealed that Paramount Pictures was developing a live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Norman Bridwell’s Clifford the Big Red Dog book series, and now Variety is reporting that the project has found a director.

Walt Becker, whose previous credits include Van Wilder, Wild Hogs, Old Dogs and Alvin and the Chipmunks, is set to helm the movie, while Ellen Rapoport has come on board to rewrite the script from Justin Malen.

Clifford the Big Red Dog launched in 1963 and revolves around the adventures of a young girl called Emily Elizabeth and her pet dog Clifford, who just happens to be 25 feet tall, and bright red. The books have spawned two animated series, while Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment spent several years in development on an animated feature before the rights ended up at Paramount.
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‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Movie Fetches New Director

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Movie Fetches New Director
Walt Becker will direct Paramount Pictures’ live-action/CG hybrid movie adaptation of “Clifford the Big Red Dog.”

The studio began developing the project last year when it hired Justin Malen to pen the screenplay about the 25-foot-tall dog. Ellen Rapoport is re-writing the script.

Silvertongue FilmsDeborah Forte will produce the film, based on Scholastic’s book series by Norman Bridwell. Jared Mass is overseeing the project for Paramount.

The first book centered on a young girl who received a red puppy for her birthday that grew to be 25 feet tall. It was published by Scholastic in 1963, leading to more than 60 titles and 127 million copies in print. Clifford is Scholastic’s official mascot.

Scholastic produced the “Clifford the Big Red Dog” TV series, which which originally aired on PBS Kids from 2000 to 2003. The “Clifford the Big Red Dog” movie had been in development at Universal for several years with the studio announcing in 2014 that it would be
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That Time I Was Sitting Next to Ryan Reynolds at a Broadway Play in 2002 and Had No Clue

In 2002 Ryan Reynolds wasn’t even a twinkle in people’s eyes. He was a relatively unknown actor who was just finishing wrapping up what I still consider to be one of his best roles, Van Wilder. He was nowhere near the superstar he is today and at the time he was probably more known for being “the guy that Alanis Morissette dated” than anything else. I hadn’t seen Van Wilder yet, and I don’t think I did for at least 3 or more years or so, so what the hell did I know in 2002? I do know that in

That Time I Was Sitting Next to Ryan Reynolds at a Broadway Play in 2002 and Had No Clue
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Top 5: Heist Movies

With both The Hatton Garden Job in UK cinemas now, and We Still Steal the Old Way available on DVD from today, I thought i’d take a look at my favourite Top Five Heist/Crime Caper Movies… In order (for a change) they are:

5) In Security

In Security tells the story of best friends Kevin and Bruce, who are co-owners of a failing home security company in a town with no crime. As a last ditch effort to drum up some business, they start robbing the neighbors to instill fear and create a need for their services but bullets fly when they unwittingly rob the wrong guy – a suburban drug lord with a penchant for kitchen gadgets.

It’s fair to say I love a good goofball crime caper, but In Security however has much more than being just a “crime caper” going for it. For one it stars one of my favourite actors,
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"The Walking Dead" - Lauren Cohan Gets "Bazaar"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress Lauren Cohan (aka 'Maggie Greene' in AMC's "The Walking Dead") posing for the latest issue of "Harper's Bazaar" magazine:

Cohan's major movie acting debut was the 2005 film "Casanova" as 'Sister Beatrice'.

In 2006, she starred in the sequel to "National Lampoon's Van Wilder", titled "National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj" playing the role of 'Charlotte Higginson'. 

Her next role was in the 2007 film "Float", followed by "Death Race 2". Cohan was then cast in Season Three of "Supernatural" as the thief 'Bela Talbot', appearing in six episodes. 

Cohan is also noted for playing the recurring character 'Rose', a 500 year old vampire in "The Vampire Diaries". 

Cohan was then cast in the second season of AMC's "The Walking Dead" in the recurring role of 'Maggie Greene'.

She was promoted to the main cast in Season 3.

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‘Van Wilder’ Stokes Legal Battle 15 Years After Release

‘Van Wilder’ Stokes Legal Battle 15 Years After Release
The producers who brought “Van Wilder” to the screen 15 years ago are now engaged in a legal fight over who owns the distribution rights to the film.

Myriad Pictures filed suit Wednesday in L.A. Superior Court, seeking a declaration that it will take full rights to the film on the 15th anniversary of its release on April 4.

According to the lawsuit, Myriad contends that its partner in the project, Tapestry Films, engaged in secret negotiations with the distributor, Lionsgate, to extend the distribution agreement beyond the 15-year term. Myriad asserts that under the agreement, Tapestry was receiving 80% of the proceeds to just 20% for Myriad, though Myriad put up the financing for the film.

“The participation split is extremely favorable to Tapestry,” the lawsuit argues.

According to Myriad, Tapestry sought to extend the agreement in order to maintain the favorable split. However, Myriad insists that the full distribution rights should
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"The Walking Dead" - Lauren Cohan Gets In "Shape"

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Sneak Peek actress Lauren Cohan, aka 'Maggie', a human survivor on AMC's ultra-violent 'zombie' TV series "The Walking Dead", in a pictorial for "Shape" magazine:

Cohan's major movie acting debut was the 2005 film "Casanova" as 'Sister Beatrice'.

In 2006, she starred in the sequel to "National Lampoon's Van Wilder", titled "National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj" playing the role of 'Charlotte Higginson'. Her next role was in the 2007 film "Float".February 2010 she was cast in "Death Race 2".

Cohan was then cast in Season Three of "Supernatural" as 'Bela Talbot', a thief, appearing in six episodes. Cohan is also noted for playing the recurring character 'Rose', a 500 year old vampire in "The Vampire Diaries". 

Cohan was then cast in the second season of AMC's "The Walking Dead" in the recurring role of 'Maggie Greene'. She was promoted to the main cast in Season 3.

Click the images to enlarge...
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"The Walking Dead" - Lauren Cohan Covers "GQ"

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Sneak Peek new images of Brit actress Lauren Cohan (aka 'Maggie Greene' in AMC's "The Walking Dead") posing for the latest issue of "GQ" (Mexico) magazine:

Cohan's major movie acting debut was the 2005 film "Casanova" as 'Sister Beatrice'.

In 2006, she starred in the sequel to "National Lampoon's Van Wilder", titled "National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj" playing the role of 'Charlotte Higginson'. 

Her next role was in the 2007 film "Float", followed by "Death Race 2". Cohan was then cast in Season Three of "Supernatural" as the thief 'Bela Talbot', appearing in six episodes. 

Cohan is also noted for playing the recurring character 'Rose', a 500 year old vampire in "The Vampire Diaries". 

Cohan was then cast in the second season of AMC's "The Walking Dead" in the recurring role of 'Maggie Greene'.

She was promoted to the main cast in Season 3.

Click the images to enlarge...
See full article at SneakPeek »

Sophia Bush Reveals Ryan Reynolds Was Her First Onscreen Kiss — And ‘He Was a Gentleman’

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Sophia Bush Reveals Ryan Reynolds Was Her First Onscreen Kiss — And ‘He Was a Gentleman’
Turns out Sophia Bush and Andrew Garfield have something (or someone) in common.

The Chicago Pd star, who’s presenting at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards on Sunday, caught up with E!’s Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet, where the host brought up her strange connection to the Spiderman actor.

Garfield made headlines at the Golden Globes last month for his impromptu make-out session with Ryan Reynolds — but as Rancic reminded her, Bush also has a history of locking lips with the Deadpool star.

“That’s right!” said Bush, remembering she kissed Reynolds onscreen in 2002’s Van Wilder.
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Sophia Bush Says Her First Onscreen Kiss With Ryan Reynolds Was ''Not Sexy'' at 2017 SAG Awards

Sophia Bush Says Her First Onscreen Kiss With Ryan Reynolds Was ''Not Sexy'' at 2017 SAG Awards
Sophia Bush just kissed and told! E! News' Giuliana Rancic caught up with the Chicago P.D. star as she arrived to the 2017 SAG Awards, and as it turns out, she smooched almost everyone's dream guy. Recalling the unforgettable moment when Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds secretly swapped spit at the 2017 Golden Globes, Bush revealed she too shared an intimate moment with the Deadpool actor.  (And no, Blake Lively shouldn't feel threatened.) Ryan and Sophia starred opposite each other in 2002's National Lampoon's Van Wilder, the actress's first major film that just so happened to include her first romantic...
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How ‘Deadpool’ Saved Ryan Reynolds

How ‘Deadpool’ Saved Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds spent 11 years thinking about what it would feel like to walk in Deadpool’s shoes. So when he finally got to don the red Spandex suit, he’d already worked out the character: His underdog Marvel superhero wouldn’t have Superman’s steely strut but instead would walk with a bounce. “Deadpool is so feminine,” the actor says over soup at a hotel in Bel-Air. “At least in how I saw him.”

The trouble was that the stunt doubles had a hard time dropping the macho swagger. “I’d say, ‘When you land, can you sashay away?’” Reynolds laughs.

This week, Reynolds’ special gait will be on full display on the red carpet of the Golden Globes. “Deadpool” is the first live-action comic-book movie to score a best-picture nomination in the organization’s 74-year-history, competing in the musical/comedy category. And Reynolds is in the running as a best actor nominee,
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Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017

Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017
Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”

Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:

Jan. 25, 2002: A Walk to Remember (15 Years)

While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.

Let’s not also forget that 2002 gave us Naomie Harris in 28 Days Later, Barbershop, Ryan Gosling in Murder by Numbers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, [link
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Ryan Reynolds on the Long Road to His ‘Passion Project’ ‘Deadpool’

Ryan Reynolds on the Long Road to His ‘Passion Project’ ‘Deadpool’
There’s something unmistakably cool and oddly charming about an actor People magazine once crowned the world’s sexiest man alive playing a comic book anti-hero whose face looks like someone boiled a potato and smothered it with pasta sauce. But, in a way, Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool (born Wade Wilson), the glib, cancer-surviving, fourth-wall-breaking protagonist of Tim Miller’s dark and bloody and subversive superhero comedy. The part was written, quite literally, with Reynolds in mind.

“The first moment of self-referential, self-deprecating humor was not from me, it came from ‘Deadpool,’” says Reynolds, who will receive a star Dec. 15 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “It was from a piece in the comics where someone asked Deadpool what he looked like underneath the mask, and he said, ‘I look like a cross between Ryan Reynolds and a Shar-Pei.’ And I love that. I immediately clicked with that.
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2017’s Jumanji adds Tim Matheson to its cast

According to Deadline, actor Tim Matheson is the latest addition to the cast of Sony’s Dwayne Johnson-led Jumanji reimagining/sequel. Matheson has signed on to play the role of Old Man Vreeke; no details were given on the character or how he relates to the film’s plot.

It appeared as if the Jumanji cast had already been rounded out after Annie and Boardwalk Empire actor Bobby Cannavale came on board in November, but clearly, that was not the case. Seeing as how filming on Jumanji began in September, one would assume that Matheson will be the last major cast addition since production should be finishing up soon.

Matheson has had a career that spans over five decades, first getting into the business as a teenager in the 60s and appearing on such shows as Leave It to Beaver, Jonny Quest and My Three Sons. The Emmy-nominated actor,
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Ryan Reynolds on Oscar's Bias Against Comedy, Embodying His Alter Ego Deadpool: "It Was Destiny" (Q&A)

Ryan Reynolds on Oscar's Bias Against Comedy, Embodying His Alter Ego Deadpool:
The Exorcist and even the risque sex comedy Porky's as a youngster — hardly a kid-friendly lineup. "I really do credit a lot of where I am today to my brothers. Those experiences shaped me," says Reynolds, 40. He began acting at age 15, appearing in the Canadian teen soap Hillside — as well as joining an improv group at a local community theater. His Hollywood career took off with Van Wilder in 2002, and while he's still known best for his comedies — such as 2009's...
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Lauren Cohan In Good "Health"

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Take a look @ new images of Brit actress Lauren Cohan (aka 'Maggie Greene' in AMC's  'zombie' TV series "The Walking Dead") posing for the December 2016 issue of "Health" magazine:

Cohan's major movie acting debut was the 2005 film "Casanova" as 'Sister Beatrice'. 

In 2006, she starred in the sequel to "National Lampoon's Van Wilder", titled "National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj" playing the role of 'Charlotte Higginson'. 

Her next role was in the 2007 film "Float". 

February 2010 she was cast in "Death Race 2". Cohan was then cast in Season Three of "Supernatural" as 'Bela Talbot', a thief, appearing in six episodes. Cohan is also noted for playing the recurring character 'Rose', a 500 year old vampire in "The Vampire Diaries". Cohan was then cast in the second season of AMC's "The Walking Dead" in the recurring role of 'Maggie Greene'.

She was promoted to the main cast in Season 3.

Click the images to enlarge.
See full article at SneakPeek »
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