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Mindy Newell: Ho-Hum Heroics

18 hours ago | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Im-not-so-ho, the best thing about The Flash is Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West and John Wesley Shipp as Barry’s father. Im-not-so-ho, the best things about Gotham are Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald “Penguin” Cobblepot. Im-not-so-ho, the best things about Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. are Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson and Ming Na-Wen as Melinda May.

What does that say about me?

Am I getting old? Am I no longer able to appreciate a pretty-boy face or a hot young thang? Am I just being nostalgic in my appreciation of Martin, who originated the part of Tony in Rent on Broadway and played Detective Ed Green (opposite the brilliant and missed Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Brisco) on Law & Order, which I still regularly watch in reruns, and Ming Na-Wen, who played Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen on E.R., »

- Mindy Newell

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‘Rent’ Screenwriter Stephen Chbosky to Direct Musical ‘Santa Is Real’

9 October 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rent” screenwriter Stephen Chbosky has been hired to directed the musical “Santa Is Real” for New Regency and Walden Media, the companies announced Thursday. Larry Stuckey (“Little Fockers”) will write the family film, which Stacey Sher and Alexandra Milchan will produce with Walden Media. Also read: Miles Teller, Emma Watson Circling Damien Chazelle's Musical ‘La La Land’ (Exclusive) “Santa Is Real” is based on the upcoming book “Santa Claus Is For Real: A True Christmas Fable About the Magic of Believing” by Charles E. Hall and Bret Witter, which Random House will publish on Oct. 14. The film tells the story of Charles Hall, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Say Hello to Angsty Belle as Stephen Chbosky is Now Writing the Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

1 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you were a teenager or adjacent to a teenager anytime since 1999, you are likely familiar with writer Stephen Chbosky and his tear-stained book found in the back of many a geometry classroom, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” It’s the epitome of teen angst, the coming-of-age story about an introverted boy named Charlie and the events that he goes through — some normally adolescent, some traumatic — during his freshman year of high school. You know, just a great time. The book was adapted into a film by Chbosky in 2012, so if you heard any wailing in the theater next door or saw some disheveled 15 year olds grasping each other by the concession stand, you know what’s up. Now Chbosky (who also wrote Rent) is heading to Disney, where he’ll pen Bill Condon‘s live-action Beauty and the Beast. Sure, it’s a tale as old as time, but »

- Samantha Wilson

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Disney's New 'Beauty and the Beast' Gets 'Perks' Scribe

30 September 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If I had to pick my favorite animated film of all time, I would probably end up going with Disney's Beauty And The Beast. It was not one I watched much as a kid. The Lion King and The Hunchback of Notre Dame are where my Disney nostalgia attachments lie. However, when I was about fifteen or sixteen, I revisited the movie and took on a whole new appreciation for it, particularly considering that I learned so much about how musicals should operate. The music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman is lush and filled with character. It drives conflict and story in a way that makes its pace never let up. The film never sits back and spins its wheels in a redundant song, which is why the extended edition of the movie that came out including the song "Human Again" does not work as well. Upon first hearing »

- Mike Shutt

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Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Lands 'Wallflower' Writer

29 September 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney is continuing the trend of turning it's most iconic animated fairy tales into live-action adventures, and after adapting a number of original classics it goes after one of it's more recent movies. Though more than 20 years old, 1991's Beauty and the Beast help redefine what Disney animation could be, and it is now getting retold with human actors, courtesy of a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky.

Stephen Chbosky is best know for penning The Perks of Being a Wallflower screenplay, adapted from his own novel of the same name. It's because of him that Emma Watson may actually sign on for the lead in this take on the tale to be directed by The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 director Bill Condon.

At this time, Emma Watson is not officially signed on. She is still loosely attached to Warner Bros. »

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Annaleigh Ashford Talks Masters Of Sex Season 2, How Her Character Grew from the Pilot, Working with Sarah Silverman, and More

27 September 2014 6:56 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

On the hit Showtime series Masters of Sex, actress Annaleigh Ashford gives a pitch perfect performance as Betty Dimello, a brash prostitute with a frank understanding of her own sexuality, who married a rich man (Greg Grunberg) to get her out of the life she was leading.  From the beginning of Dr. Masters’ (Michael Sheen) sex study, Betty allowed him to observe her and the other girls in her brothel, becoming both a friend to Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) and one of the few women who keeps Masters in line. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Annaleigh Ashford talked about how she came to be a part of this show, learning about Betty as she got each script, her reaction to learning the real history between Betty and her husband, working with such a talented cast, getting into the headspace of a woman like this, in this time period, »

- Christina Radish

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital: A Million Ways to Die in the West

24 September 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98

Studio: Universal

The irreverent Western comedy  A Million Ways to Die in the West, comes from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who directs produces, co-writes and stars in the film.

Seth MacFarlane takes wooly cover in A Million Ways to Die in the West.

When Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) loses his fickle fiancée (Amanda Seyfried, Lovelace) to a mustachioed dandy (Neil Patrick Harris, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas), he rebounds hard with Anna (Charlize Theron, Young Adult), a gorgeous gunslinger new to his Old West town. What he doesn’t know is that Anna’s ex, Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson, The Grey), is the most dangerous desperado on the horizon and he’s on his way to reclaim his gal—whatever it takes!

Also starring in the film are Giovanni Ribisi (Contraband) and Sarah Silverman (Peep World).

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- Laurence

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Katie Holmes Moves to Director’s Chair for Mother-Daughter Story ‘All We Had’

11 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Katie Holmes will make her directorial debut and star in the mother-daughter drama “All We Had,” based on the Annie Weatherwax novel.

Tribeca Prods. partner Jane Rosenthal will produce with VP of production Berry Welsh. Josh Boone, director of  “The Fault in Our Stars,” has come on board to adapt the script.

Holmes optioned “All We Had” in July and Scribner published the book, Weatherwax’s debut novel, on Aug. 5. The story centers on a mother and her 13-year-old daughter, living on the edge of poverty, who find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small town America.

“I am very excited and honored to be collaborating with Jane and Josh on this project and look so forward to bringing Annie’s incredible characters to the screen,” said Holmes.

Holmes stars as a vigilante in dark comedy “Miss Meadows,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be »

- Dave McNary

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Now Casting ‘Rent’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

9 September 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Talent is currently being sought for the musical “Rent.” “Rent” is a rock musical about a group of impoverished artists struggling to survive in NYC in the midst of the HIV/AIDS crisis. One of the most successful Broadway shows in history, it went on to become a movie starring Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Rosario Dawson, and Taye Diggs among others. This production is being put on by the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center in Chester, N.Y. Compensation is negotiable, and all of the supporting roles are being sought. Auditions will be held Sept. 16–18 in NYC, and Sept. 14 and 15 in Sugar Loaf, N.Y. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Rent” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »

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My So-Called Life: where are they now?

24 August 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Oscar-winning to Homeland and more, here's what the cast of My So-Called Life have been up to over the past 2 decades...

Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?

While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.

Claire Danes (Angela Chase)

After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and »

- louisamellor

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The Devil’s Carnival 2 Officially Begins Production, And Will Most Certainly Hassle The Hoff! [Updated]

8 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you were as big a fan of Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich’s musical horror spectacle The Devil’s Carnival as I, you can officially start rejoicing now that production has begun on The Devil’s Carnival 2. If you can remember, a teaser trailer was released way back in 2012 that suggested the hellish carnival inhabitants would be traded for – or joined by – an equally colorful cast of heavenly bodies, and this was confirmed by TechN9ne’s angelic Librarian. Since then, there hasn’t been much movement, but if you’ve been checking up on the project’s social media channels, you’d know that Bousman’s production has officially been given the green light! Alleluia!

Along with some behind-the-scenes photos featuring returning actors like Marc Senter and Briana Evigan, it’s also been announced that David Hasselhoff has joined the cast as what I’m assuming will »

- Matt Donato

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‘Rocky Horror’ Fav Barry Bostwick Stars In ‘The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia’

7 August 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

So much for our exclusive as Deadline dropped the full cast for Darren Lynn Bousman’s now-filming The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia. The sequel boasts an impressive line-up that includes surprises such as Rocky Horror Picture Show‘s Barry Bostwick, Jesus Christ Superstar himself Ted Neeley, Rent‘s Adam Pascal, and “Baywatch‘s” David Hasselhoff. Returning officially are Paul Sorvino, […] »

- MrDisgusting

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Taye Diggs Pole Dancing Is a Must-See!

4 August 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Is this a 'Magic Mike' audition tape?

Is this a Magic Mike audition tape?

Best Man Holiday star Taye Diggs had a great weekend. The 38-year-old actor posted not one, not two but three Vine videos of himself pole dancing-- and the footage is every bit as good as we hoped.

Related Pics: Stars In Their Underwear

Donning a fitted striped tank-top and a black fedora, the former Rent star really goes to town on this pole.

There's been no talk of him joining the Magic Mike sequel, but after seeing his moves, he has our casting vote!

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Watch: John Legend and Taye Diggs Battle It Out to Leave the Sexiest Voicemail

11 July 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oh, girl - things are about to get really steamy after the beep, thanks to Taye Diggs and John Legend. Andy Cohen had both of the impressive crooners on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live. Not wanting their singing talents to go to waste, the host proposed an unusual, but sensual, vocal challenge: Who could leave the sexiest voicemail? "You and I" singer Legend went first. "Just leave me a message, baby. And I'll call you back," he melodically cooed with his velvet voice. This left Rent star Diggs with a tough act to follow. Instead of trying to compete, »

- Kelli Bender

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Watch: John Legend and Taye Diggs Battle It Out to Leave the Sexiest Voicemail

11 July 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oh, girl - things are about to get really steamy after the beep, thanks to Taye Diggs and John Legend. Andy Cohen had both of the impressive crooners on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live. Not wanting their singing talents to go to waste, the host proposed an unusual, but sensual, vocal challenge: Who could leave the sexiest voicemail? "You and I" singer Legend went first. "Just leave me a message, baby. And I'll call you back," he melodically cooed with his velvet voice. This left Rent star Diggs with a tough act to follow. Instead of trying to compete, »

- Kelli Bender

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MTV Renews 'Catfish' for Season 4

9 July 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

MTV is ordering more Catfish. The Viacom-owned cable network has greenlighted a fourth season of the Nev Schulman and Max Joseph-hosted series exploring the world of online dating, two days after the third season wrapped. Catfish premiered its most recent season to 2 million viewers back in May, in line with the sophomore season's most-watched episodes. Actress Tracie Thoms (Rent) also appeared during the season seeking Schulman and Joseph's help in uncovering the truth about a fan. Catfish: The TV Show is a spinoff of the 2010 feature and follows a small documentary crew, led by Schulman

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- Philiana Ng

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Idina Menzel To Sing National Anthem At Mlb All-Star Game

8 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Idina Menzel has been tapped to perform the U.S. National Anthem at Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game on July 15, 2014.

Menzel, who voiced the character Elsa in last winter’s hit Frozen and is currently starring on Broadway in If/Then, will also be performing during the pre-game ceremony. Mlb announced that Menzel will be singing Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” during the ceremony to honor “All-Star Teachers.”

“The program celebrates remarkable current and retired teachers who make an impact on the lives of their students and communities,” reads the description of the ceremony.

Menzel made a name for herself as a member of the original cast of Rent, playing Maureen, a role she went on to play in the feature film adaptation. Menzel also won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Elphaba in Wicked.

Menzel is not the only performer participating »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: I’ve Always Loved You

7 July 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 26, 2014

Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Olive Films

William Carter falls for Catherine McLeod in I've Always Loved You.

A beautiful young concert pianist is torn between her attraction to her arrogant but brilliant maestro and her love for a farm boy she left back home in Frank Borzage’s 1946 drama romance I’ve Always Loved You.

Set in the world of classical music, a domineering maestro (Philip Dorn) exerts a Svengali-like control over Myra, a talented young pianist (Catherine McLeod). Frustrated by Leopold’s domineering nature, the girl abandons her professional career and marries a humble farmer (William Carter). Years later, haunted by regret, Myra returns to face her former mentor, to prove that she was, and continues to be, a better musician than he ever credited her with being.

Legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein performs the pieces heard in the film (by Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Wagner, »

- Laurence

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Taye Diggs Hits The Red Carpet With New Girlfriend Amanza Smith Brown

30 June 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Taye Diggs moves fast! The actor hit the red carpet for the 2014 Bet Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles with a gorgeous brunette by his side. Diggs and wife of 10 years Idina Menzel announced their split just six months ago, but it already looks like the "Murder in the First" star has already moved on with model Amanza Smith Brown. Taye looked dapper at the award show wearing a grey suit with a floral tie, while Brown stunned in a gorgeous white gown and silver belt, which accentuated her tiny waist. The 43-year-old recently opened up about his ex-wife to Redbook magazine, explaining the he and his former "Rent" costar are just trying to focus on their 4-year-old son, Walker. "Right now, we're still trying to figure out a lot of stuff because we're on different coasts and our son is getting older," he revealed. "The toughest [part]...well, lately, it's »

- tooFab Staff

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Blu-ray, 3D, DVD, Digital: Mr. Peabody & Sherman

20 June 2014 5:41 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Digital Release Date: Sept. 23, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $38.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $48.99

Studio: DreamWorks Animation/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The movie version of the classic cartoon, Mr. Peabody and Sherman was beloved by critics and moviegoers when it hit theaters, even though DreamWorks was disappointed with the film’s $110.7  million box-office performance.

Based on characters who first appeared in the late 1950s and early 1960 animated TV show Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show, Mr. Peabody and Sherman tells the story of an advanced dog, Mr. Peabody (voiced by Modern Family‘s  Ty Burrell) and his adopted son Sherman (Max Charles, The Amazing Spider-Man 2). While on an adventure in their Wabac time machine, the pair accidentally cause a rift in time and must go on other adventures to fix it.

The cast also includes Allison Janney (Bad Words), Stephen Colbert (Company) and »

- Sam

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