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Good news for fans of classic comedies where women kick ass, redefine their lives, and are constantly hilarious: "Private Benjamin," the 1980 Goldie Hawn comedy classic, is being remade. Who's filling her combat boots in the title role? That would be Rebel Wilson, who actually showed us how ready she is for boot camp when she hosted the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and powered through an athletic opening sequence. I'm psyched for this! Well, sort of psyched. "Private Benjamin" is one of the few comedies without a leading man to earn a Best Actress nomination for its leading lady. I'm protective over this gem. Here are five demands I have for its newest iteration. 1. Keep the scene where Judy's parents try to pick her up. To me, the defining scene of "Private Benjamin" is when Judy -- who is not doing so well as a recruit -- realizes her parents' values are actually shallow and worthless. »
- Louis Virtel
Exclusive: After four years at Turner, Kathryn Ann Busby has joined Sony Pictures Networks as Svp Programming & Production at a time when the international channel division of Sony Pictures TV is looking to ramp up its original series portfolio. Busby will oversee sourcing, development and early production of Spt Networks’ original series slate, working with the Evp Programming and Production and Network Programming heads around the world on all aspects of original development for the three main Sony channel brands – Axn, Set (Sony Entertainment Television) and Animax. Busby most recently served as VP of TNT and TBS Original Productions after a stint as VP Comedy Development for TBS, overseeing the network’s scripted development. Before that, Busby was supervising producer for The Aisha Tyler Show and Svp Production at New Line Cinema, where she served as exec producer on the Sex And The City movie and senior executive on Rush Hour 3. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Like all good things, even Game of Thrones must come to an end, some day, with creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealing last week that they plan to conclude the show after either Season 7 or Season 8. While we can look forward to a few more years of the hit show, author George R.R. Martin has revealed that he hopes to bring the climax of the series to a close with a big-budget theatrical movie.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the author revealed that a movie finale is being actively discussed at HBO.
"It all depends on how long the main series runs. Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger (in scope). It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big, »
Everyone — stars included — has that one show or movie they believe hasn’t received the attention it deserves. EW asked some celebrities, ranging from director John Waters to actress Allison Janney, what shows or movies they think are criminally underrated. Here’s what they said:
“Bruno Dumont’s movies, which are all long, depressing, French art movies about farmers and the earth and misery [such as Humanité]. I love a feel-bad movie. I hate to feel good at a theater. There is such honesty in the pain he puts on screen.”
- EW staff
Over the past week, EW has been reporting on the chances of your favorite defunct TV shows — Chuck, Firefly, Rome, Scrubs, etc. — seeing the light of day again.
On the topic of TV shows getting a second life, it’s impossible not to look to Sex and the City, the original model for Community fans’ cheer of “six seasons and a movie.” After six fashionable years of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte’s adventures on TV, the iconic HBO comedy series found new life — twice — with two big-screen adaptations, both written and directed by series exec producer Michael Patrick King. »
- Marc Snetiker
There seems to be a new trend taking off in Hollywood — and it’s flashing your bra! Jennifer is showing us her take on the look, but what do you think about this new style? Vote!
Jennifer Hudson is showing us all the details of her outfit — including her undergarments! The 32-year-old singer strutted across the stage in an amazing, plunging jumpsuit as she performed at the Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Live at Cutting Room in NYC on Jan. 22. There’s no doubt Jennifer wants to show off her accomplished figure — but could she have done so without flashing her bra?
Jennifer Hudson’s Bra Jumpsuit Outfit:
We thought the trend had seen its day when Carrie Bradshaw showed her full bra in an episode of Sex and The City — but now even Kim Kardashian is trying out this new look! We spotted the reality star in a similar silver »
- HL Intern
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