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Amanda Bynes Arrested on DUI - Adderall Claims, Out on Bail

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Amanda Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), TMZ reveals they were "told she was busted for DUI because she was under the influence of Adderall." The 28-year-old actress, who sought treatment in rehab last year, was detained at 3am in San Fernando Valley after police discovered she was under the influence of a controlled substance while driving. The 'She's the Man' star was taken to the Van Nuys station in California before being released at 12:44pm on $15,000 bail, according to TMZ.com. Amanda is set to appear in court on October 23. Meanwhile, the 'Hairspray' star was charged with DUI in April 2012 after she hit a police car in West Hollywood, but the charge was dropped in February this year and she was sentenced to three years of probation for reckless driving as part of a plea deal. Amanda had her driving license »

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Academy Science and Technology Council Adds Four Members

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Bailey, Gale Anne Hurd, John Knoll and Michael Tronick have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the council’s membership to 25 for 2014-2015.

Bailey is a cinematographer with more than four decades behind the camera.  He joined the Academy in 1981 and is currently a governor representing cinematographers.  Bailey was elected to a vice president post this year.

See Also: Academy Unveils 21 Feats on Oscar’s Sci-Tech Short List

Hurd is producer and CEo of her own company, Valhalla Motion Pictures, with credits including films “Aliens” and “The Terminator” trilogy, as well as ‘The Walking Dead” on AMC.  A former Academy governor, Hurd has chaired the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Committee, Investment Committee, Producers Branch Executive Committee and Festival Grants Committee, and has been a member of the Producers Branch since 1987.

Knoll is currently the »

- Shelli Weinstein

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'Peter Pan': See Christopher Walken as Captain Hook

24 September 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

What has NBC done to Christopher Walken's Captain Hook? Peter Pan Live! executive producer Neil Meron posted a first-look photo of Walken on set as Captain Hook and the Oscar winner is virtually unrecognizable. The live production stars Girls' Allison Williams as the boy who won't grow up and Walken — who previously worked with producers Meron and Craig Zadan on the film adaptation of Hairspray. See more Broadway Musicals That Have Sung Their Way to the Big Screen Taylor Louderman plays Wendy Darling, Alanna Saunders is set as Tiger Lily, Kelli O'Hara is playing Mrs. Darling, and Christian

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Here's Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan Live'

24 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Shiver me timbers -- Captain Hook is ready to do some dastardly deeds.

NBC released the first image of the infamous pirate, played by Christopher Walken, from its upcoming "Peter Pan Live." The musical adaptation's executive producer, Neil Meron, posted the picture on Twitter:

wow!!!! #allisonwilliams #chriswalken @craigzadan @broadwayworld #PeterPanLive Dec. 4 pic.twitter.com/mzObXroj1i

- Neil Meron (@neilmeron) September 24, 2014

Walken has a villainous gleam in his eye as he brandishes both hook and sword at Peter Pan ("Girls" star Allison Williams). And might he seem like he's ready to break into song and dance? Eh, maybe.

"I'm not a good singer," he told Entertainment Weekly. But that's Ok, because "the songs are done almost like patter. Think Rex Harrison in 'My Fair Lady.'"

It's not as if Walken is a total musical newbie; he tapped in 1991's "Pennies From Heaven" and duetted with John Travolta in 2007's "Hairspray" movie. »

- Kelly Woo

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Lady Antebellum unveil new music video for The Best of Me movie

14 September 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lady Antebellum have revealed the music video for 'I Did It With You'.

The single features in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me, and the music video offers a sneak peak at the movie.

The video layers lyrics over scenes from the movie, which follows two high school sweethearts who reunite after being separated for 20 years.

Hairspray's James Marsden and Source Code's Michelle Monaghan play the older male and female leads, while Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato play the pair when they were in high school.

Marsden replaced original cast member Paul Walker in the movie, after Walker tragically died in a car accident in 2013.

The Best of Me will be released in the UK on October 15, and on October 17 in the Us. »

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John Waters Looks Back: 'I Was Worse Than Ed Wood'

5 September 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"In the early days, people seemed to believe that we were the people in Pink Flamingos, that we lived in a trailer and ate dog shit," John Waters says. "And we really weren't, obviously. We'd be in prison if we were. But it was a good reaction. It meant the movie worked."

For the past half a century, the Baltimore-born filmmaker and his pencil mustache have gleefully stood at the vanguard of vulgarity in cinema. Movies like his 1970 freak show Multiple Maniacs and his 1972 offering Pink Flamingos nauseated audiences when »

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Allison Janney on Her Double Emmys Win and Post-‘West Wing’ Act in TV

28 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When “The West Wing” ended in 2006, Allison Janney was secretly terrified.

She worried she would never find another TV series role as powerful as the one she held in the Bartlet administration for seven seasons. She was nervous about being typecast as a specific breed of alpha-female. And she fretted that reality TV was going to take over network TV entirely, turning high-end scripted shows into endangered species.

Boy, was she wrong.

Janney, 54, is the embodiment of the extraordinary range of opportunities available to established actors in television’s ever-widening programming landscape. She took home two Emmys (Nos. 5 and 6 on her mantle) this month for her work in two very different series: the CBS comedy “Mom” and the Showtime period drama “Masters of Sex.”

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As fellow winner Julianna Margulies observed as she accepted her trophy for “The Good Wife” at the Aug. 25 Emmy Awards, “What a »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Cara Delevingne Circling Beach Boys Musical ‘All Summer Long’

19 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

English model-actress Cara Delevingne may be surfing along with the Beach Boys musical All Summer Long, from producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and John Stamos. The Pan co-star is in talks for a lead role in the musical film which Michael Sucsy is set to direct for Fox 2000. The studio shelled out $2 million in 2010 for the pitch from Susannah Grant along with rights to the Beach Boys catalogue in a 1960s California-set story inspired by the crooners’ music.

Hairspray and Chicago producers Zadan and Meron teamed previously with Stamos on the 2000 ABC TV biopic The Beach Boys: An American Family, which the three exec produced. Further details on All Summer Long are under wraps but Delevingne would play Caroline. Last month the project was selected as one of 26 projects to receive tax credit cash in the California Film Commission’s annual lottery.

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- Jen Yamato

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Model Cara Delevingne to Star in Beach Boys-Themed Musical ‘All Summer Long’

19 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actress and model Cara Delevingne is in talks to play the female lead in Fox 2000's Beach Boys-themed musical “All Summer Long,” which will be directed by Michael Sucsy (“The Vow”), TheWrap has learned. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who teamed on the hit movie musicals “Hairspray” and “Chicago,” are producing “All Summer Long” with John Stamos, though the film has not received an official greenlight yet. Also read: Fox 2000 Wins Bidding War for Musical Set to Beach Boys Sucsy is directing from a script by Susannah Grant, who created a fictional story and characters to compliment the Beach Boys songs that. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Look Who’s Still Talking – The Strange Hollywood History Of John Travolta

15 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

John Travolta is as fascinating and complex a member of the Hollywood fraternity as you could wish for. Iconic performer, experienced pilot, vocal Scientologist and mangler of pronunciation of Idina Menzel.

He has managed to appear in not just some of the best known, but also some of the best-full-stop films of the past forty years – Saturday Night Fever, Carrie, Grease, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Face/Off, The Thin Red Line, Hairspray and the upcoming Gummy Bear The Movie – whatever one might think of the consistency of his output (and there have been some horrendous misfires), it is hard to imagine too many actors playing Danny Zuko, Vincent Vega, Castor Troy, Sean Archer, Chili Palmer and Edna Turnblad with equal conviction.

After the temporary resuscitation of Look Who’s Talking turned out to be a false dawn, Tarantino did Travolta a favour of inestimable proportions by casting him in Pulp Fiction, »

- Dave Roper

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‘Blind Side’ Meets Ballet: New Line Eyes Biopic Of Dance Star Misty Copeland

14 August 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: New Line Cinema has optioned the inspirational true story of ballet prodigy Misty Copeland, who fought against the odds to become the only the second African-American female soloist to dance with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Offspring Entertainment’s Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot alongside Phil Sandhaus will produce the feature film adapted from Copeland’s bestselling memoir Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, which Stephanie Allain and Lenore Kletter are set to script.

In what’s shaping up to be The Blind Side set in the dance world, the film will chronicle Copeland’s striking rise to dance stardom. The late bloomer began training in ballet at age 13 while living in a welfare motel with her mother and siblings, learning so quickly she was dancing en pointe within months. She went from lessons at the local Boys & Girls Club to living part-time with a sponsor family while attending dance school. »

- Jen Yamato

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Throwback Thursday: Josh Charles Had His First Brush With Emmy in 1990

7 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Before he was cocky lawyer Will Gardner on The Good Wife, Josh Charles was a teen dancer in John Waters' 1988 cult classic Hairspray. His first Hollywood gig consisted of just one line. "It was my first line ever," Charles recalled on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in July. "I got to ask Ricki Lake if she would ever swim in an integrated swimming pool as we were auditioning her to be a member of The Corny Collins Show." One year after Hairspray,

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- Meena Jang

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Meredith Ditlow Joins Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment

6 August 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s Offspring Entertainment has made its first TV executive hire, tapping Meredith Ditlow as its vice president of television.

Ditlow, who was most recently director of development at Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, will be responsible for ramping up and overseeing Offspring’s development and production slate in drama and comedy for both broadcast and cable through its deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Meredith into Offspring,” said Gibgot and Shankman.

The hire comes at a choice time for Offspring. Shankman and Gibgot recently sold gay rights drama project “Open City” to HBO. They also sold projects to E!, Bravo and MTV through their overall with Warner Horizon. They are currently working on New Line’s “Mean Moms,” eyeing a fall start. The duo has worked on numerous projects together including all five “Step Up” films, “The Last Song, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Kristen Bell, Amber Riley, and all-star hippies rock out in 'Hair' at the Hollywood Bowl

2 August 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The ’60s were a crazy yet influential time in our country’s history. People were fighting for their civil rights at home while debating America’s involvement in a growing conflict abroad, striving to find a place in this world that they could call their own. Half a century later, not much has changed. So reviving the 1967 American tribal love-rock musical Hair at the Hollywood Bowl for a three-night-only run this weekend has a special resonance beyond the potential to see famous people get naked on stage. And though stars like Kristen Bell, Amber Riley, and Sarah Hyland did not take it all off, »

- Jake Perlman

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Sunday - Nominations, Chess, and Our 5 Theories About the Game

21 July 2014 3:18 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We all know why we watch "Big Brother" -- to explore the dramatic possibilities of chicken wire. Considering Sunday's nomination episode spent, oh, 40 minutes finishing up the chicken wire game from Thursday, we had no choice but to stare at that damn mesh and fall in love with it. The chicken wire got so much screentime that it is already a more compelling character than Victoria. I believe chicken wire could survive until at least week five. Week six if it stays on Caleb's good side. The long challenge resulted in Hoh grabs for Cody, who respectively nominated Victoria and Brittany, and Frankie, who threw up Jocasta (one of "the fiercest persons" he knows) and Amber. Her nomination had something to do with a lame-ass America's Game challenge that I'll discuss in a minute, but the bottom line is the nominations were both unsurprising and fine. Later, Amber and Jocasta »

- Louis Virtel

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Sex, Drugs, Shock and Lol: A Quick and Dirty History of the Raunch-Com

18 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A glob of stray semen is slathered on as impromptu hair gel. A high school flutist describes all the graphic details of her "one time at band camp." A slobbering frat boy climbs a ladder for a close look at disrobing co-eds — a glimpse so revelatory that he plummets backward without batting an eye. Raunch-comedy history is littered with off-color climaxes, and the genre hasn't blown its load quite yet.

Barely Legal: 30 Nearly Pornographic Films

From full-blown sex romps to softcore substitutes spruced up with gags, Hollywood's history of »

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I Am Divine Review

16 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

 

The late larger-than-life, cross-dressing extraordinaire who ushered in the now-established world of theatrical drag (simultaneously bringing queer performance art to the mainstream) is given the documentary treatment in the warmly nostalgic and playful tribute, I Am Divine.

The alter-ego of shy suburban boy Harris Glenn Milstead, Divine was the muse of “Pope of Trash” filmmaker John Waters (the biggest contributor here, offering up some deliciously trashy anecdotes). Described by her best friend as a “cinematic terrorist”, the duo were childhood friends in 60′s Baltimore, and Divine’s trajectory, from early transgressive dog poop-eating infamy to full-blown stardom, is exhaustively covered by director Jeffrey Schwarz.

Fully ‘out’ before being gay was even recognised as an alternative lifestyle, Divine managed to tap into the uninhibited more accepting culture which emerged during the seventies, and her popularity surged as her NY stage performances gaining prominence around the time Studio 54 and the world of disco exploded. »

- Adam Lowes

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Christopher Walken Is Captain Hook In ‘Peter Pan’ Live TV Musical

16 July 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

While we were all surprised when Christopher Walken started dancing like a dream round a hotel in Fatboy Slim’s Weapon Of Choice video back in 2001, it wasn’t a big deal for the intense actor himself, who started his career in musical theatre. Since then we’ve grown accustomed to lighter performances in fare such as Hairspray, but his latest role has come out of left field. In fact it’s hoved out of the mist, all cutlasses swishing and is ready to seize control of the NBC airwaves this Christmas with Peter Pan The Musical.

Hugh Jackman may think he’s going to be scaring the kids as Blackbeard in the forthcoming Pan movie, but that’s going to be nothing compared to Walken as Captain Hook. Not only that but the show is going to be happening live. How do you like them onions Jackman? The veteran »

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Christopher Walken to Play Captain Hook in Peter Pan TV Event

14 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Yes, you read that title right. Christopher Walken has been cast as the villainous Captain Hook in a new Peter Pan musical being developed by NBC! I've got to admit that I'm kind of shocked by this news. I never thought in million years that Walken would ever play a character like this, especially on a TV series. It's pretty damn awesome though! Walken is going to be amazing… as always. Here's what the actor had to say in a statement:

"I started my career in musicals and it’s wonderful after all this time, at this point in my career, to be in this classic musical I watched as a child and to work with Neil Meron and Craig Zadan again after Hairspray. It’s a chance to put on my tap shoes again."

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt had this to say in a statement:

"He's one of »

- Joey Paur

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Christopher Walken to Play Captain Hook in Peter Pan Live! This December

14 July 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

NBC scored a surprise hit last December with The Sound of Music Live!, which starred Carrie Underwood in a live presentation of the classic musical.  The Sound of Music has been popular for decades, but in the social media age, it was irresistible to viewers who wanted to tweet along with the program.  The network will try to repeat that success when they air Peter Pan Live! this December.  They've also landed a big hook for Hook: Christopher Walken.  The program will reunite the actor with executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who worked with Walken on Hairspray.  The rest of the special has yet to be cast, but Walken alone might be more than enough to get viewers in front of their TV sets with the Twitter app at the ready. Hit the jump for the press release.  Peter Pan Live! will air December 3rd. Here's the press release: Universal City, »

- Matt Goldberg

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