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Flashback to Golden Globe Nominee Emma Stone's First Red Carpet Interview

Flashback to Golden Globe Nominee Emma Stone's First Red Carpet Interview
Two days before Emma Stone hits the red carpet as a nominee at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, we're looking back at the Battle of the Sexes actress' first red carpet interview with E! News. Before The House Bunny, before Easy-a and way before her Oscar for La La Land, a then-19-year-old Emma talked to E! News when she turned up at the premiere of her almost forgotten film, The Rocker, on June 12, 2008 at The Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Adorably, the now-29-year-old actress talked about being a teenager and still to young to partake in any of Sin City's big fun. "I think Vegas is a lot of fun I've only been here twice before," she said in the interview....
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Singer Teddy Geiger Is Transitioning: ‘This Is Who I Have Been for a Long Time’

Singer Teddy Geiger Is Transitioning: ‘This Is Who I Have Been for a Long Time’
Teddy Geiger is transitioning. The 29-year-old singer revealed the news on Instagram on Friday, posting a screenshot of a conversation with a fan who commented “Tell us, why do you look different lately?” “Okay… because u asked nicely… I am transitioning,” Geiger wrote back. “I started talking about it with a couple of my close friends and family about a month ago and it’s given me the courage to start the process. I feel like the next step is to tell all y’all. So here goes.” “Love it or hate this is who I have been for a looooong time,” Geiger continued. “I love u guys. Talk sooooon byeeee.

Related: Oprah Asks Charice If She's Thought About 'Transitioning to Become a Male'

“Woke up to so much love. I have the best friends.
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Who Is Teddy Geiger, the Hit Singer-Songwriter Who Revealed Recent Transition?

Who Is Teddy Geiger, the Hit Singer-Songwriter Who Revealed Recent Transition?
Early Friday, Teddy Geiger revealed the decision to transition.

“I started talking about it with a couple of my close friends and family about a month ago and it’s given me the courage to start the process,” the singer-songwriter, 29, wrote in an emotional Instagram post. “I feel like the next step is to tell all y’all. So here goes. Love it or hate this is who i have been for a looooong time.”

In the hours that followed, the singer-songwriter was met with a wave of support from fans and friends, including Michelle Branch and collaborator Shawn Mendes,
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'For You I Will' Singer Teddy Geiger Announces Transition

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Teddy Geiger -- the singer/songwriter best known for the 2006 ballad "For You I Will" -- just let the world know ... he's started the process of transitioning to a woman. Geiger made the announcement by responding to a fan's question on social media about why he looked different lately. He says he started talking with close friends and family about a month ago and it gave him the courage to forge ahead.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About 2008 Movie The Rocker

Released in 2008, ‘The Rocker’ is a comedy film that was written by Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky. It is based on a story by Ryan Jaffe and was directed by Peter Cattaneo. It is about a rock band called Vesuvius who is about to make it big. The one problem they face is they are told to replace the band’s drummer, Robert ‘Fish’ Fishman, with the nephew of the record company. Fast forward twenty years and the band is enjoying huge success while their original drummer is living a normal life. The movie stars Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Josh

10 Things You Didn’t Know About 2008 Movie The Rocker
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Isa of the Day: The Exhange Launches a Production Division and HIres Producer Tom McNulty

International Sales Agent of the Day: First of an occasional pre-Cannes series highlighting the “sellers” whose lineups in Cannes will bring in buyers and who are breaking the normal boundaries of what an Isa is.Brian O’Shea, CEO of The Exchange, a leading sales and film finance company, has hired producer Tom McNulty (“The Spectacular Now”, “Date Night” ) to launch their first ever film development and production division.

Collaborative and transparent, The Exchange is an international sales and finance company committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financiers and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. Created Brian O’Shea, the company specializes in high quality, commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the ever-evolving global film market. Check out his Cannes offerings at Cinando.

With more than $2 billion at the box office under his belt, Tom McNulty’s upcoming projects include Universal’s
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Rainn Wilson as Original Series Character Harry Mudd

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Rainn Wilson as Original Series Character Harry Mudd
Star Trek: Discovery” has cast “The Office” alum Rainn Wilson in the role of Harry Mudd, Variety has learned. It is unknown how many episodes Wilson will appear in at this time.

Mudd was a charismatic interstellar con man who had repeated run-ins with the crew of the Enterprise in the original “Star Trek.” The character, who was first played by Roger C. Carmel, also appeared in an episode of “Star Trek: The Animated Series.”

Wilson, in addition to his Emmy-nominated role on “The Office,” starred in the Fox series “Backstrom” and HBO’s “Six Feet Under.” On the film side, he has starred in the indie film “Super,” “The Rocker,” and he will also provide the voice of Gargamel in the upcoming movie “Smurfs: The Lost Village.” He is repped by UTA, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

He joins “The Walking Dead” actress Sonequa Martin-Green, who
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‘Spectacular Now’ Producer Tom McNulty Starts Production Division for the Exchange

‘Spectacular Now’ Producer Tom McNulty Starts Production Division for the Exchange
Veteran producer Tom McNulty, whose credits include “The Spectacular Now,” has been hired by the Exchange to launch its first film development and production division.

The self-funded finance-sales company launched in 2011 by representing Lacey Chabert’s “Slightly Single in L.A.” It has worked on “The Spectacular Now,” “Dear White People,” “Bottle Shock,” “Rob the Mob,” “Swelter,” “The Last Five Years,” and “Obvious Child.”

“By bringing Tom on, we are taking a big step toward our feature film production and development goals,” said the Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea. “We had such a great experience with Tom on ‘The Spectacular Now’ that it was easy to see him as part of the team. Tom’s taste is exceptional, his talent relations are very strong, and he brings to our growing company some outstanding projects. We could not be more excited about his future at The Exchange.”

McNulty’s upcoming projects include
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The Exchange launches production division

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Former Happy Madison production chief Tom McNulty to lead new initiative.

CEO Brian O’Shea announced on Tuesday the hire of producer Tom McNulty to head the company’s move into film development and production.

McNulty (pictured) previously served at MC2 Entertainment, where he has been collaborating with The Exchange on Thomas Mann comedy Beef, currently in pre-production.

His career highlights to date include president of production at Universal-based Global Produce, where he produced The Spectacular Now starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson. The Exchange also handled sales on that title.

McNulty ran Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment at 20th Century Fox where he produced Date Night and The Rocker and was a production executive on Night At The Museum.

At Sony Pictures, he served as executive vice-president of production for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, overseeing the entire film slate including Anger Management and 50 First Dates.

His upcoming
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Dean Trailer: Demetri Martin Struggles with Love and Loss

CBS Films has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming comedy Dean, which marks the directorial debut of comedian Demetri Martin, who also stars as the title character and wrote the screenplay. The film was the winner of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival's Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature. CBS Films picked the film up after its world premiere, setting it for limited release on June 2.

Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award winner Kevin Kline in this comedic and heartfelt tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between. Dean (Demetri Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert (Kevin Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale.
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Josh Gad Turns ‘Book Of Mormon’ Song Into Ode To Kellyanne Conway’s ‘Bowling Green Massacre’

If you don’t know who Josh Gad is now you really should. While he’s been around Hollywood for a while now, he was the featured star in “Book of Mormon” and is the voice of Olaf in Frozen. However, my affinity for Gad began way back in the beginning. I’m talking back to the year 2008 when he caught his movie break by playing the part of Miles in the movie 21. Right after 21, he was in the movie “The Rocker” which by the way I think was highly underrated. Gad looked destined to be typecast into the role

Josh Gad Turns ‘Book Of Mormon’ Song Into Ode To Kellyanne Conway’s ‘Bowling Green Massacre’
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Newswire: Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson to rock some bad ‘80s hair in new comedy

A new ’80s comedy is going to put a serious crimp in Patricia Arquette’s style—according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner has just signed on to star in Colette Burson’s Permanent. The comedy is set in the ’80s, and will follow a family in the American South that’s just obsessed with hair. Arquette will presumably play the well-coiffed (or not) matriarch; she’s joined in the cast by Rainn Wilson, who’s already declared his excitement about working with the Boyhood star and Burson while “wearing a toupée and dressing exactly like my dad circa 1982.”

Wilson previously sported a questionable ’80s ’do in 2008’s The Rocker, but Arquette’s rarely had an onscreen bad hair day (not even in A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors). Michael Greene (Batteries Not Included, Return Of The Killer Tomatoes, we think?) and newcomer Kira McLea ...
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Shawn Levy Teases Casting For Starman Remake

A few months ago, word came out that Night at the Museum and Real Steel director Shawn Levy would be remaking John Carpenter's 1980s sci-fi love story Starman. While Levy was out promoting the new Spielberg-influenced Netflix series Stranger Things (which he executive produces), Levy spoke with ComingSoon about the tone of the new Starman and finding a leading man to step into Jeff Bridges' alien shoes:

“I have to say, I was really inspired by this show,” Levy told us. “I haven’t done television in a long time, the movies have kept me really busy. I hadn’t done this genre or this tone. It came to me really organically and it’s definitely something I want to keep doing and ‘Starman’ is a very rich opportunity to do that.“I do [have casting ideas], but they would kill me at Sony if I mentioned it. I’ll
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Slideshow: Rainn Wilson Releases New Book ‘The Bassoon King’

Previous | Image 1 of 4 | NextRainn Wilson, author of ‘The Bassoon King,’ November 13th, 2015.

Chicago – He may be Dwight Schrute of “The Office” forever in reruns, but he is also – according to his new memoir – “The Bassoon King.” Rainn Dietrich Wilson created the offbeat Schrute, and has had a diverse and high profile career. He was at the Yellow Box Theater in Naperville, Ill., recently, being interview by Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick, in an event sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop.

Born in Seattle, Washington, Wilson’s family moved to the Chicago area during his high school years, and he attended New Trier High in Winnetka, Ill. He began his career after college in New York City, and made his on-screen acting debut in the soap opera “One Life to Live” in 1997, followed closely by his film debut in “Galaxy Quest” in 1999. He worked steadily in TV and film before landing the role
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Exclusive Video Interview: Mark Ruffalo Talks Infinitely Polar Bear

Opening in theaters last week was the new comedic drama Infinitely Polar Bear, which was written and directed by Maya Forbes (The Rocker). The film follows Cameron (Mark Ruffalo), a manic-depressive father trying to win back his wife (Zoe Saldana) by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young daughters living in New England in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

Our very own Jordan Adler reviewed the film back when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and had the following to say about it:

“Crowd-pleaser” and “manic depression drama” often don’t go together. However, Infinitely Polar Bear is a different beast, rooted in truth and featuring superb performances.

It’s a sentiment I agree with, too, as the entire cast gives it their all, resulting in a heartfelt indie film that definitely deserves to be seen.

Last week at the Los Angeles press day for Infinitely Polar Bear,
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Maya Forbes Stands by Her Dad in Directorial Debut 'Infinitely Polar Bear’

Maya Forbes Stands by Her Dad in Directorial Debut 'Infinitely Polar Bear’
Screenwriter Maya Forbes (“The Larry Sanders Show,” “Monsters vs. Aliens,” “The Rocker”) decided to make her directing debut to ensure that this semi-fictionalized account of her late-‘70s childhood in Cambridge — with a high-strung blue-blood father who can’t hold a job and a driven African-American mother (Zoe Saldana) — would capture the spirit of their unconventional life together. There are many humorous moments to enjoy, given that Ruffalo’s manic-depressive Cam is as likely to make a perfect crepe or sew a fabulous last-minute flamenco dress for a school talent show as he is to forget to pick up the girls from school or refuse to buy a new sponge to replace the one rotting on the sink. But most compelling is how the mood swings caused by his mental state, not helped by the fact that Cam rarely takes his meds and prefers alcohol to calm his demons, are both harrowing and entertaining.
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Review: 'Infinitely Polar Bear' Starring Mark Ruffalo & Zoe Saldana

With its based-on-the-director’s-life pedigree and stars Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana, "Infinitely Polar Bear" — horrible title aside — sounds like many Sundance films past and present: a family struggles with mental illness, trying to keep one person whole while also keeping — or failing to keep — the family together. And after writing such good-to-indifferent Hollywood product like "The Rocker," "Monsters vs. Aliens," and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," you can hardly fault writer-director Maya Forbes for trying to create something a little more substantive and a little less glib. And yet, even based on her experiences, "Infinitely Polar Bear" is so phony that you can imagine the production budget being made up of three-dollar bills; it treats severe mental illness as a series of quirky, fun-sy tics; the circumstances of its characters are tortuously contrived; and every child character seems not like a real, living child, but...
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Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper on 'Aloha,' First Impressions, and Reliving the Past

Cameron Crowe's "Aloha" is a movie about relationships -- past and present -- so it's a nice bit of trivia (and maybe a casting move) that stars Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper have already worked together (2008's "The Rocker"). And as the pair reveal, their first impressions of each other weren't exactly kind. (It's all water under the bridge now... Or is it?!!) Watch, laugh along, and try to imagine what their first meeting must have been like. Awkward probably.

"Aloha" hits theaters May 29th.
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'Infinitely Polar Bear' Trailer Starring Mark Ruffalo

'Infinitely Polar Bear' Trailer Starring Mark Ruffalo
Two of Marvel's biggest stars, Avengers: Age of Ultron's Mark Ruffalo and Guardians of the Galaxy's Zoe Saldana, come together for an indie that doesn't require extensive makeup or motion capture work, in the first trailer for Infinitely Polar Bear. The plot is set in the late 1970s, following a manic-depressive mess of a father (Mark Ruffalo), who tries to win back his wife (Zoe Saldana) by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.

Infinitely Polar Bear debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it was met with critical acclaim and eventually picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. Maya Forbes wrote the screenplay and makes her directorial debut, after writing movies such as Seeing Other People, The Rocker, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and the upcoming Trolls. Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams
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Josh Gad to play chubby sidekick La Fou in live-action Beauty and the Beast

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Josh Gad has made a pretty good career out of being the chubby sidekick. From The Rocker to Love And Other Drugs to the more recent Jobs and The Wedding Ringer, Gad has proven to be adept at the hijinks as well as musical stylings. Coming to fame in the Broadway musical Book Of Mormon, Gad took part in the phenomenon that was Frozen where he voiced the somewhat chubby snowman Olaf. Now, Gad is about to voice another chubby sidekick for another Disney musical, this time a live-action one....
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