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Exclusive: Yaya DaCosta Channels Whitney Houston In the Studio

23 December 2014 8:21 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

A biopic chronicling the life and career of iconic singer Whitney Houston is coming to Lifetime in January, and ETonline has an exclusive look at Yaya DaCosta's powerful performance as the music legend.

In the clip, fans get a closer look at DaCosta's portrayal of the seven-time Grammy winner as she records the chart-topping single, "I'm Your Baby Tonight." A happier version of Houston--working on her third studio album--is seen in the studio. 

Photos: Stars Who've Played Real Life Icons

While DaCosta looks convincing as Houston, it's singer Deborah Cox who is actually heard on the 1990 single, which was re-recorded specifically for the film. "Angela [Bassett], who is a friend, approached me about singing a few songs," Cox tells Billboard of being asked to fill in for the late-singer on "I'm Every Woman," "I Will Always Love You," and "Greatest Love of All." "Obviously, the best-case scenario would be to use Whitney’s voice. But we’re all »

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Ben Silverman on Working with Netflix, Storytelling for Advertisers, Being on the Road

22 December 2014 1:11 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Days after “Marco Polo,” produced by Electus and The Weinstein Co., bowed in France on Dec. 12, day and date with the U.S, Electus chairman-founder Ben Silverman was at the Cristal Festival, nearly 6,000 feet up in the French Alps In Courchevel, to deliver a keynote speech, “Creativity and Big Ideas” as part of Cristal’s Brand Entertainment & Content Summit.

France’s Cristal Fest was high-level in other ways. AOL’s digital guru David Shing spoke before Silverman (on “There Are Still Only 24 Hours in a Day”); Trigger Street Prods’ “House of Cards” producer Dana Brunetti was interviewed afterwards, before receiving an Outstanding Merit Award.

Silverman wasn’t in Courchevel for the skiing, such as its respected Grand Couloir black ski run. Via Electus, he is involved in at least three of the most talked-up business lines in entertainment: High-end series – for instance, Netflix’s “Marco Polo,” produced by Electus and »

- John Hopewell

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Netflix in January: 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Brothers & Sisters' Are Leaving

19 December 2014 2:37 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Grab a bottle of red wine and binge on all the Nora Walker you can before it's too late — Brothers & Sisters is expiring from Netflix on Jan. 4.  Netflix released a few more titles that will be expiring next month, and they are all television shows. The women of Wisteria Lane will be leaving us as well, so Desperate Housewives fans better get to streaming. Here's a list of the latest batch of shows expiring on Jan. 4: Brothers & Sisters: S1-5 Desperate Housewives: S1-8 Greek: S1-6 Hannah Montana: S1-4 Ugly Betty: S1-

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- Lorena O'Neil

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TVLine Items: Joss Whedon vs. HD Buffy, Better Call Saul Poster and More

15 December 2014 12:22 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Four little words made waves in the Whedonverse this weekend: “Widescreen Buffy is nonsense.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon finally came out swinging Saturday against the HD version of his iconic series, now airing on Pivot. Originally shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio, the new 16:9 format is loaded with questionable changes, including awkward cropping, suspect lighting and even occasional appearances by crew members in shots, all of which is carefully detailed in this Facebook post.

A prime example is this shot from the Season 1 episode “Angel,” which — without the original, darker filter — makes it appear as though »

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Watch: Salma Hayek on Why She's Passionate About ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ (Exclusive Video Interview)

10 December 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

I sat down with Hayek recently in Doha, where her animated film, which debuted at Cannes, closed the Ajyal Youth Film Festival. Hayek, who produced "Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet" and voices the character of Kamila, described how her connection to Gibran’s inspirational book, which has sold more than 100 million copies since its 1923 publication, initially came through her Lebanese grandfather. With its absence of plot and parable-like soliloquies, “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” was always going to be a tough adaptation but Hayek brought the same stubborn determination that allowed her to get “Frida” and “Ugly Betty” made to bring her labor of love to fruition. Creatively, her solution was to install “The Lion King” director Roger Allers at the helm and give individual chapters to different internationally renowned animators, granting them total creative freedom. Allers then wove these eight strands together with a framing narrative added on top of Gibran’s poems. »

- Matt Mueller

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Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ Trailer Details Singer’s Career, Relationships and Struggles

5 December 2014 10:40 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The newly-released trailer for Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic shows the network isn’t holding back when it comes to detailing the late singer’s meteoric rise to stardom, troubled relationship with husband Bobby Brown or her drug use.

"I’m a grown woman now and I am going my own way," Houston, played by America’s Next Top Model alum Yaya DaCosta, tearfully tells her mother Cissy in one scene.

The frenetically-paced trailer offers a look at some of the singer’s most iconic moments, including a live performance of "I Will Always Love You," Houston and Brown’s 1992 wedding ceremony and the couple's performance at the 1993 Billboard Music Awards, where they wore matching red outfits.


The network also isn't shying away from the darker parts of the singer's life, detailing Houston's tumultuous marriage to Brown with glimpses of infidelity, violent fights and the couple's descent into cocaine addiction.

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Expect major Netflix wins at Golden Globes for 'Orange is the New Black' and 'House of Cards'

1 December 2014 3:35 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

If you're able to book a spot at the Netflix Golden Globes party this year, make your reservation now. We are predicting the upstart online streamers to have major victories for the top comedy and drama prizes. Our current predictions center shows that "Orange is the New Black" leads with 15/8 odds to win Best Comedy Series. And "House of Cards" is picked to prevail at 15/8 odds for Best Drama Series. It would be a big triumph because we haven't seen a network claim both series trophies since ABC in 2006 with "Ugly Betty" and "Grey's Anatomy." -Break- Related: 'Orange is the New Black' changes to comedy at Globes, SAG At last year's Globes, Netflix submitted "Orange" in the drama categories, but it only picked up one nomination: Taylor Schilling as Best TV Drama Actress. A few months later, Netflix decided on a much more successful strategy by going for »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Htgawm, Mentalist, Parks and Rec, NCIS, Sons, Bones, Homeland, Poi and More

18 November 2014 1:46 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I am loving How to Get Away With Murder. Any scoop? —Katie

Ausiello: Remember how Alfred Enoch’s “puppy dog” Wes shared with Rebecca in Episode 7 that his mother committed suicide when he was only 12? Series creator Peter Nowalk teases that viewers should “definitely pay attention to” that tidbit of background information. “That was a big bomb. It was buried in a bunch of information that was not significant, and it explains a lot of Wes’ behavior »

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The CW Renews America's Next Top Model, Two Other Series

17 November 2014 1:13 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Booch,” “tooch” and “smize” will remain a part of the pop-cultural lexicon for the forseeable future.

The CW has renewed America’s Next Top Model for a 22nd cycle, the network announced today.

Two other unscripted series — Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion — also scored renewals, the network announced today. TVLine’s 2015 Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the news.

The network did not give specific premiere dates for the shows’ next batches of fresh episodes, but noted they’d all return in 2015.

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The Big Bang Theory’s Carol Ann Susi Dead at 62

12 November 2014 3:35 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Actress Carol Ann Susi, probably best known to TV fans as the voice of Howard Wolowitz’s unseen mother on The Big Bang Theory, has died after a fight against a very aggressive cancer. She passed away yesterday, Tuesday, Nov. 11. She was 62. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Susi has been a major fixture on television for years. In addition to her recurring role as Mrs. Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom, she has appeared on numerous different television series. Throughout her career, which lasted 40 years, Susi guest starred on well-know dramas, such as Grey’s Anatomy, Six Feet Under, and ER, along with countless comedy series, including King of Queens, Married with ChildrenUgly Betty, That ’70s Show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Just Shoot Me and Seinfeld. The following is a statement from Warner Bros. TV, CBS and Big Bang Theory executive producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro and Bill Prady regarding »

- Chris King

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Carol Ann Susi, Voice Behind Big Bang Theory's Mrs. Wolowitz, Dead at 62

11 November 2014 7:24 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Carol Ann Susi, best known as the voice of Howard Wolowitz’s unseen mother on The Big Bang Theory, has died after a short battle with an aggressive cancer, her rep confirmed Tuesday.

In addition to the CBS sitcom, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native appeared on countless TV shows during her 40-year career, including Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, That ’70s Show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Just Shoot Me and Seinfeld.

Warner Bros. TV, CBS and the show’s executive producers — Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro and Bill Prady — have released the following statement:

“The Big Bang Theory family has lost »

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Digital Release Review

11 November 2014 2:59 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Digital Release Review

The How to Train Your Dragon franchise put together a fair stock of extended content before it even got to the sequel, and the second film, while not quite as solid as the first, avoids the usual pitfalls of sequels, and delivers all the fun and adventure viewers are after.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 opens with an introduction to the new world Hiccup’s village has become, what with dragons now a part of daily life. Before long, Hiccup gets a surprise he never would have thought possible, he meets an unknown dragon rider. This leads to some wondrous encounters, and some unnerving ones, but ultimately Hiccup learns that the mystery rider is his mother. Of course, this sets the stage for the film to follow in the footsteps of the first, shifting the undercurrent of emotional play from »

- Marc Eastman

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Jane the Virgin Recap: What Happens Between the Sheets...

3 November 2014 7:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On Monday night’s Jane the Virgin, our titular heroine is hot and bothered, while her betrothed Michael is just bothered. Meanwhile, this recapper becomes more torn than ever between Team Fiancé and Team Baby Daddy.

The best love triangles are evenly matched, where you can see the girl (or guy, as the case may be) ending up with either one of her suitors. And after a couple of weeks of experiencing the crazy chemistry between Jane and Rafael, this episode shows us why Michael, despite all his current lying and sneaking around, is a valid choice of endgame.

The »

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'Lips Together, Teeth Apart': Theater Review

29 October 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The synergy between playwrights and actors is well-demonstrated in the Second Stage Theatre revival of Terrence McNally's 1991 comedy-drama Lips Together, Teeth Apart, but not in a good way. McNally wrote the work especially for its original performers — Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and Anthony Heald, with Swoosie Kurtz replacing an intended Kathy Bates — and that estimable ensemble knocked it out of the park. This current production features a talented cast including America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) and Tracee Chimo, who wowed in the recent off-Broadway hit Bad Jews. But they fail to live up to their illustrious

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- Frank Scheck

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Castle, Bones, The Leftovers, Vampire Diaries, Once, Newsroom, Good Wife and More

29 October 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Do you have any scoop on Castle Episode 8? —Jess

Ausiello: Titled “Kill Switch,” the episode revolves around a routine investigation that turns deadly when a gunman takes hostages on a subway car — including one of the 12th’s finest. Bonus Scoop: Married with Children‘s Ted McGinley is set to guest-star in Episode 9’s Expendables riff as Brock Harmon, an aging, larger-than-life B-movie action vet (and the husband of the recently cast Krista Allen). The ep revolves »

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Film Casting: Free Fire, Star Wars, Sebastian Stan in The Martian

24 October 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Free Fire, Star Wars, The Martian, and other films have all made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. Love Is All You Need? Suburgatory‘s Jeremy Sisto, Ugly Betty‘s [...]

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- Rollo Tomasi

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Casting Net: Meg Ryan boards 'Fan Girl,' Jacki Weaver signs on for 'Zeroville;' more

23 October 2014 6:24 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Meg Ryan and Kara Hayward are joining Kiernan Shipka in Fan Girl. The film follows a 15-year-old post-Millennial teenager who combines her passions—making movies and idolizing her favorite band—in a final film project. Paul Jarrett is making his directorial debut with the semi-autobiographical film. Gina O'Brien wrote the script. The film also stars Scott Adsit, Joshua Boone, and Bill Sage. All Time Low will lend their music to the soundtrack and will appear as themselves. Jarrett, Nick Huston, and Adam Spielberg in association with Rosetta Films, Filament Productions and Literally Films are producing. O'Brien and Jonathan Gray are executive producing. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Jeremy Sisto & More Join ‘Love Is All You Need,’ Kea Ho Gets ‘Urge’

21 October 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Reverse gay-bullying drama Love Is All You Need? has bolstered its cast as filming continues in La. Suburgatory‘s Jeremy Sisto, Ugly Betty‘s Ana Ortiz, Deception‘s Katherine La Nasa, Trophy Wife‘s Jenica Bergere, and Drumline‘s Leonard Roberts have joined Briana Evigan, Emily Osment, and Kyla Kennedy in the film set in a world where being gay is the norm and heterosexual persons are bullied. Director Kim Rocco Shields has also tapped Pretty Little LiarsTyler Blackburn for a lead role playing Ryan, the journalist who strikes up a forbidden romance with Evigan’s star quarterback. The feature is based on the provocative short film of the same name that scored over 45 million hits on YouTube. Blackburn, Ortiz, and Sisto are repped by The Gersh Agency. La Nasa is repped by Paradigm. Bergere is repped by Innovative. Roberts is repped by Michael Greene.

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- Jen Yamato

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Mark Indelicato, Ugly Betty's Justin, Sports a Mustache and Goatee, Looks All Grown Up

17 October 2014 2:06 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Justin Suarez, is that you? Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato — who played the title character's vivacious, fashion-savvy nephew on the series — looked all grown up when he hit the red carpet on Wednesday, Oct. 15, for a New York screening of his new movie, White Bird in a Blizzard, costarring Shailene Woodley.  The now-20-year-old actor sported a mustache and goatee, and wore his dark hair slicked back in a mini man bun. His outfit was head-to-toe black — black T-shirt, black blazer, black pants, and black platform-soled shoes. Indelicato has kept a relatively [...] »

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Did You Lose It Over Jane the Virgin?

13 October 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The CW on Monday night introduced us to its extremely likable new heroine, Jane the Virgin. But did the telenovela-inspired dramedy fill the Ugly Betty-shaped hole in your heart?

Related  Jane the Virgin EPs Justify Edgy Title, Promise a Comedy About ‘Morality’

Before you chime in with your thoughts, here’s a recap of the pilot and the players.

Jane Villanueva (played with warmth and relatable charm by The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Gina Rodriguez) has been raised by a single mother, Xiomara (How to Make It in America‘s Andrea Navedo), and her grandmother, Alba (Switched at Birth »

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