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Zooey Deschanel Tweets Star Studded Set Photo From 'Rock The Kasbah'

9 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 'New Girl' star poses with Billy Murray, Bruce Willis and others on the set of her upcoming comedy.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel found herself in good company when she tweeted out a photo of her cast-mates on set of the upcoming comedy Rock The Kasbah after they had wrapped shooting.

Deschanel, Bill Murray, Danny McBride, Bruce Willis and Scott Caan in what looks like the coolest bar in the world stand round smiling for the pic, which the 34-year-old actress captioned, "Just wrapped Rock the Kasbah with all of these crazy dudes! You might recognize them."

Just wrapped “Rock the Kasbah” with all of these crazy dudes! You might recognize them… ;) pic.twitter.com/xvQfOIDHn2

— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) July 30, 2014

The film stars Murray of Richie Vance, a washed up music manager who takes his very last client on the Uso tour to Afghanistan. Eventually, Richie finds himself lost in a small Afghan town with »

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Jason Derulo On Zac Efron's "Wiggle," Jordin & His Competition With Karmin!

13 hours ago | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Jason Derulo's spreading "Wiggle" around the world! The R&B singer chatted with toofab's Brittany Kyles about his Sweet Summer Showdown with Karmin, his relationship with longtime girlfriend Jordin Sparks and that video of Zac Efron. And it's clear he's enjoying his summer so far -- Derulo was spotted partying by the pool with a bunch of bikini-clad ladies last weekend in Las Vegas."I actually had one [appearance] after the other. It was Vegas, then Ibiza, then Barcelona. I had a beach party in Chicago; it was a lot of parties," he said of his crazy summer schedule. We had to know if the pop star taught the ladies at the pool parties how to "Wiggle," but Jason said that most of them already knew the dance! "They already knew! In Chicago I had to kind of teach them a little bit. I told them to put their hands »

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Zooey Deschanel Tweets 'Rock the Kasbah' Cast Photo as Shooting Wraps

16 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel spent her summer hiatus from the hit Fox series by shooting a new comedy entitled Rock the Kasbah, which recently wrapped production. To commemorate the end of her shoot, Zooey Deschanel sent out a new photo from the set to her Twitter followers, where she is seen alongside Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Danny McBride and Scott Caan. Take a look at the photo, then read on for more details about this comedy.

Just wrapped “Rock the Kasbah” with all of these crazy dudes! You might recognize them… ;) pic.twitter.com/xvQfOIDHn2

— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) July 30, 2014

The story centers on a downtrodden music producer who finds himself stranded in Kabul, Afghanistan after a Uso tour gone awry. He finds a young girl with an incredible voice, who he leads through the Afghan version of American Idol. We reported back in February that Open Road Films signed on to distribute the comedy. »

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Zooey Deschanel Tweets 'Rock the Kasbah' Set Photo with Bill Murray

18 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Late last fall, we got word that Bill Murray would be teaming up with Rain Man and The Natural director Barry Levinson for a film called Rock the Kasbah. The film stars Murray as a burned out music manager who goes to Afghanistan on the Uso tour with his last remaining client. But when he finds himself abandoned, broke and without a passport, he finds a young girl with a remarkable voice and stows her away back to Kabul for a chance to compete on "Afghan Star," which is the equivalent of "American Idol" in Afghanistan (there's actually a great feature documentary about the show you should watch). Now a first look photo from the end of production has emerged thanks to co-star Zooey Deschanel on Twitter. Look! Here's Zooey Deschanel's photo from the end of production Rock the Kasbah from Twitter: Just wrapped “Rock the Kasbah” with all of these crazy dudes! »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Rock The Kasbah Image From The Film’s Set Shows Off All-Star cast

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

It looks like we now have our first image from the set of director Barry Levinson’s new movie Rock the Kasbah.  In the film Bill Murray stars a music manager who goes on the Uso tour to Afghanistan with his last remaining client.  Once there, “he finds himself abandoned, penniless and without his passport and discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice who stows away with him back to Kabul to compete on the popular television show The Afghan Star, Afghanistan’s equivalent of American Idol.” Rock the Kasbah also stars Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis, Danny McBride, Zooey Deschanel and Scott CaanMitch Glazer (The Recruit) wrote the script.  I really like the idea of a $20 Million budget comedy with an original scenario and a cast like that.  It feels like the kind of mid-budget comedies Hollywood made up until 2008 or so.  It’s sort of a shame »

- Evan Dickson

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Zooey Deschanel Tweets First Photo From ‘Rock The Kasbah’ Set

19 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Zooey Deschanel just tweeted this photo from the set of Bill Murray-starrer, Barry Levinson-directed Rock The Kasbah. Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Scott Caan and Danny McBride also star in the pic about a a down-on-his-luck rock manager who takes his last remaining client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan. After finding himself abandoned in Kabul, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young village girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan’s version of American Idol, the wildly popular Afghan Star. Do you recognize these dudes? Just wrapped “Rock the Kasbah” with all of these crazy dudes! […] »

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Simon Cowell to Be Feted at Cannes TV Market Mipcom

20 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Simon Cowell is to be feted as Personality of the Year at the 30th anniversary edition of TV program market Mipcom in Cannes, France.

Cowell will receive his award at a gala dinner for industry executives at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Oct. 14. On Oct. 13, he will give a keynote interview in Cannes’ Palais des Festivals.

Simon Cowell is a visionary producer whose television franchises are on air in almost 200 territories around the world, underlining his status as a global creative icon. In recognition of his amazing career as a creator of international formats and his formidable impact on the entertainment industry as a whole, we are honored to welcome him to Cannes as the Mipcom 2014 Personality of the Year,” said Paul Zilk, CEO of Reed Midem, organizer of Mipcom.

Cowell’s Syco Entertainment is a music, film and television production company, whose television assets include “Got Talent” and “The X Factor, »

- Leo Barraclough

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'Grim Sleeper,' 'Yes Men' and Iraq docs set for world premieres at Toronto Film Festival

29 July 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival is known for its Oscar bait prestige dramas, major Hollywood studio releases, a focus (appropriately) on Canadian film and, to a lesser extent, its Midnight Madness program. One thing it doesn't have a strong reputation for is documentaries. That's why it's no surprise that only six of the initial 15 documentaries announced for the 2014 festival this morning are world premieres.   Even with a 25th anniversary screening of Michael Moore's "Roger & Me" on deck, this year's documentary slate appears weak. Joshua Oppenheimer will screen his Indonesian genocide doc "The Look of Silence," Ethan Hawke has his nonfiction directing debut "Seymour: An Introduction" and Cannes favorite "Red Army" will be on hand, but all of those films debuted or will debut somewhere else first. Intriguing new docs include "Tales of the Grim Sleeper," about a serial killer's 25-year run in Southern California; "Sunshine Superman," about Base jumping »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Jennifer Lopez Goes Natural, Shows Off Short Clurly 'Do!

29 July 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Jennifer Lopez is a natural beauty! The singer posted a new photo to Instagram on Sunday, showing off her natural curly tresses in a candid selfie. "Wheels up!! Next stop La... #curlyhairdontcare #myNYlook #gonnamissNY #greatvacation #backtowork," she captioned the cute snap. Lopez -- who has been in New York for the past couple weeks -- celebrated her 45th birthday in the Big Apple last Thursday with Khloe Kardashian, French Montana, Scott Disick and her rumored new beau Maskim Chmerkovskiy. The "I Luh Ya Papi singer also had one ridiculous birthday cake at the festivities. Photos: Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Birthday With Maks, Khloe & Scott. But it's back to work for the "American Idol" judge -- she's leaving the east coast and heading home to Los Angeles. We love when Lopez shares dressed-down shots, she can definitely rock short hair and extensions. What do you think of J. Lo's curly 'do? Tell »

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NBC Googles Up ‘America’s Got Talent’ Voting

29 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Google searches for “America’s Got Talent,” starting tonight, will return results pages with ballots to vote for the show’s contestants — the latest effort to drive live TV viewership on the backs of Internet-connected devices.

NBC has enjoyed strong ratings with “Talent” this summer, and the Peacock is hoping the Google tie-in will push even more viewers to tune in live to the variety show as it enters the final rounds.

The concept is not new: Google earlier this year ran a similar execution for Fox’s “American Idol,” allowing viewers to vote for contestants from search pages.

It’s not completely clear how much so-called “second screen” integrations actually lift viewership, but the thinking among TV execs is that it can’t hurt. Still, the approach is no guarantee of success: ABC reality competition “Rising Star,” allegedly revolutionary because it centered on live audience voting through a companion app, »

- Todd Spangler

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No More Blowouts! Jennifer Lopez Sports Her Natural Curls

29 July 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

No, this isn't a flashback photo.

No, this isn't a flashback photo of Jennifer Lopez's In Living Color Days. That's J.Lo returning to her "Jenny From the Block" roots ...literally.

The 45-year-old American Idol judge revealed her naturally curly hair while snapping a selfie on July 28, 2014. She Instagrammed: "Wheels up!! Next stop La... #curlyhairdontcare #myNYlook #gonnamissNY #greatvacation #backtowork."

Related Pics: Two Looks, One Star!

Gone is the big, glamorous blowout that we saw J.Lo rocking at her 45th birthday bash this past week. Now, it's all about the au natural curls.

What's do you think of curly J.Lo? Hit or Miss? »

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2014 Tiff: Wiseman, Yes Men, Oppenheimer, Ethan Hawke & Broomfield Offer Docu Treats

29 July 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

This world is indeed a dangerous place and according to Tiff Doc programmer Thom Powers’ it might just be the docu filmmakers and subjects who are truly the “rebels, resisters and risk-takers” of the festival. While there might be a couple of more docu items in store along with a look back at Michael Moore’s Roger & Me, both Toronto, and Telluride auds will be in for treats with the Cannes invited Gabe Polsky’s Red Army and Venice Film Festival competing The Look of Silence (see pic above) from Joshua Oppenheimer (which is easily our most anticipated doc of the year) and Robert Kenner’s Merchants of Doubt — about the greediest folk there are: the spinsters (prediction: look for Kenner to be invited on Real Time with Bill Maher). Other hot commodities include World Premiere status latest from the Laura Nix & The Yes Men (The Yes Men Are Revolting »

- Eric Lavallee

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James Shigeta, Star of ‘Flower Drum Song’ and ‘Die Hard’ Co-Star, Dies at 81

28 July 2014 7:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors, who co-starred in “Die Hard” and starred in “Flower Drum Song,” died Monday at 81.

Though largely a TV actor who guest-starred on dozens of shows, he appeared memorably in hit 1988 action film “Die Hard,” in which he played executive Joseph Takagi, who refuses to give up the security code to the skyscraper’s bank vault when a group of German terrorists seizes the building. He was shot in the head by the group’s leader, Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman.

In the big-budget WWII film “Midway” (1976), which told the story of the key battle from both American and Japanese points of view, Shigeta was featured prominently in the role of Vice Admiral Nagumo, whose despair at Japan’s loss in the battle is moving.

The actor had most recently appeared in the 2009 film “The People I’ve Slept With,” directed by Quentin Lee. »

- Pat Saperstein

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James Shigeta, Star of ‘Flower Drum Song’ and ‘Die Hard’ Co-Star, Dies at 81

28 July 2014 7:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors, who co-starred in “Die Hard” and starred in “Flower Drum Song,” died Monday at 81.

Though largely a TV actor who guest-starred on dozens of shows, he appeared memorably in hit 1988 action film “Die Hard,” in which he played executive Joseph Takagi, who refuses to give up the security code to the skyscraper’s bank vault when a group of German terrorists seizes the building. He was shot in the head by the group’s leader, Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman.

In the big-budget WWII film “Midway” (1976), which told the story of the key battle from both American and Japanese points of view, Shigeta was featured prominently in the role of Vice Admiral Nagumo, whose despair at Japan’s loss in the battle is moving.

The actor had most recently appeared in the 2009 film “The People I’ve Slept With,” directed by Quentin Lee. »

- Pat Saperstein

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James Shigeta Dead at 81: Character Actor and Singer Had Memorable Roles in Die Hard and Flower Drum Song

28 July 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

James Shigeta started off by conquering the American Idol of his day. The singer and character actor won first place on the 1950s staple The Original Amateur Hour, and that proved to be a launching pad for a career on stage and screen.  Shigeta, whose long career allowed for memorable appearances in the likes of the 1961 musical Flower Drum Song and then 1988's Die Hard, has died. He was 81. "It is with great sadness that I report the loss of my long time friend and client James Shigeta," his agent said in a statement to E! News Monday.  "James was the biggest East Asian U.S. star the country had known. He filled both A-movie starring »

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6 Pics that Prove Nina Dobrev Had the Best Comic-Con Ever

28 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Nikki and Ian who?

Clearly, Nina Dobrev isn't letting reports that her ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder has moved on with her friend Nikki Reed get to her.

Nina, 25, attended Comic-Con this weekend to promote The Vampire Diaries, where according to multiple reports, the potential for things to get really awkward were high given that Ian and Nikki weren't shy on the Pda at the Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con after-party.

Related: New Couple Alert?! Nikki and Ian Start Dating Rumors

Nina and Nikki-- who even starred in a PSA for health insurance together in March -- reportedly used to go on double dates when she was still dating Ian, 35, and Nikki, 26, was still married to American Idol star Paul McDonald, though obviously, things have changed.

But if looking good is the best revenge, Nina clearly succeeded. She looked spectacular all weekend in a variety of amazing outfits.

She also chatted up the likes of Damon Wayans, Jr., [link »

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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Fox TV Shows

28 July 2014 1:27 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Below, you'll find a list of Fox's recent/current/upcoming primetime TV shows and their current status. To see a series' ratings (if any), click the links in the middle column.

The shows include 24, Almost Human, American Dad!, American Idol, Axe Cop, Bakstrom, Bob'€.s Burgers, Bones, Boom!, Bordertown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Dads, Does Someone Have to Go?, Empire, Enlisted, Family Guy, The Following, Gang Related, Glee, Golan the Insatiable, Gotham, Gracepoint, Hieroglyph, Hell's Kitchen, High School USA!, Hotel Hell, I Wanna Marry 'Harry', Kitchen Nightmares, The Last Man on Earth, Lucas Bros. Moving Co., MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, Murder Police, New Girl, Raising Hope, Rake, Red Band Society, Riot, Short-Com Comedy Hour, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, Slide Show, So You Think You Can Dance, Surviving Jack, Us & Them, Utopia, Wayward Pines, Weird Loners, The X Factor »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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More Than 20 People Hospitalized After Keith Urban Concert in Boston

28 July 2014 1:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Emergency service workers from six towns responded to numerous reports of illnesses at a Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Mass. Officials said alcohol consumption was the likely cause. Ambulances arrived from Eaton, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton and Plainville to help private ambulance services at the Saturday night (July 26) concert at the Xfinity Center, located about 35 miles southwest of Boston. Photos 'American Idol' Judges Past and Present: The Good, the Bad and the Boring At about 9 p.m., Mansfield fire officials declared a mass casualty incident at the concert venue, which typically indicates a large number of people with potential illnesses or injuries. The

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Best Talent TV Test: The 3rd Annual Viewers Voice Awards

27 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Real people putting their talent out there — that’s what these shows give us week after week. What’s your favorite Talent TV Test? Is it the amazing vocals on the singing competitions American Idol and The Voice? Is it the amazing moves on dance competitions So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars? Is it the variety of America’s Got Talent? Or do you prefer the drama of shows like America’s Next Top Model or Project Runway? Cast your vote for your favorite Talent TV Test below! Let us know what we missed in the comments below … Continue reading →

The post Best Talent TV Test: The 3rd Annual Viewers Voice Awards appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Channel Guide Staff

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TVLine Items: Real Housewives Eyes Soap Vet, Cartoon Renews 5 and More

25 July 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Eileen Davidson is openly defying Mary J. Blige’s “No More Drama” mantra.

The Days of Our Lives and Young and the Restless vet — who took home the 2014 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — is reportedly set to join The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Season 5, according to Us magazine.

Davidson, who is set to return to her Days‘ gig on Monday (while still juggling her Y&R role), could be the second soap vet to climb aboard the Bravo reality franchise this week — following news of Lisa Rinna’s casting.

Can you handle some more TV intel? »

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