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Best of Late Night TV: Ryan Reynolds Plays 'Egg Russian Roulette,' Cate Blanchett Finally Explains '#SuckIt' (Video)

2 March 2015 11:22 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Jimmy Fallon had himself a busy Monday night on "The Tonight Show," playing games with Ryan Reynolds and Kelly Clarkson and talking to Terrence Howard about the "Empire" star's (hilarious, in hindsight) Oscars flub.

Jimmy referenced how Kelly said it's been hard for her to find people to do duets with, so Jimmy sang a medley of duets with her. Moving on to Ryan, Jimmy played "Egg Russian Roulette" with Mr. Reynolds. They had to smash eggs on the tops of their heads without knowing which ones were raw. In his sit-down interview, Ryan did a pretty great Aaron Neville impression and said he thinks his baby girl might be allergic to sleep, »

- Gina Carbone

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Contest: Win The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Signed Poster

2 March 2015 8:31 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With the imminent arrival of the final chapter in Katniss Everdeen’s saga this coming November, Lionsgate is gearing up for the home release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which is slated to hit Blu-Ray and DVD on March 6 here in North America.

The first installment in the franchise’s two-part finale was received relatively well late last year, and its somewhat anticlimactic conclusion only has us more excited to see how the rebellion pans out as the fight heads toward the Capitol.

And so, to celebrate the release of Mockingjay — Part 1 on Blu-Ray, We Got This Covered has one very special poster to give away. Signed by Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Francis Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, and Donald Sutherland, you can check out a picture of the one-sheet in question down below.

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- Michael Briers

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Taken 3 coming to Blu-ray this April

27 February 2015 1:23 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced the home entertainment release of Taken 3 starring Liam Neeson, which will arrive in the Us on April 21st.

Pre-order Taken 3 Here

Directed by Olivier Megaton, Taken 3 sees Neeson joined by returning stars Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and Leland Orser alongside Forest Whitaker (The Butler), Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove), Sam Spruell (Snow White and the Huntsman). The film has so far taken over $285 million at the worldwide box-office, and while it is said to be the concluding part of the franchise, don’t be surprised if this isn’t the last we see of Mills and his special skills.

The hunter becomes the hunted when Liam Neeson returns as former CIA operative Bryan Mills, who finds himself framed for the brutal murder of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen). Consumed with rage, and pursued by a savvy police inspector (Forest Whitaker), Mills »

- Scott J. Davis

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Empire's Jussie Smollett on Confronting Homophobia: "That's What the Block Button Is For"

25 February 2015 10:55 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Empire's blend of soapy family infighting and melodrama, all set to a Timbaland-produced soundtrack, has quickly made the Fox series a record-smashing juggernaut. But beneath the show's undeniable entertainment value is a strategically subversive undercurrent, which is not surprising, considering that Lee Daniels (The Butler, Monster's Ball, Precious) is its creator. At the center of that element is the Lyon dynasty's arguably most talented but ostracized son, Jamal, played by the hypercharismatic Jussie Smollett. We sat down with the actor and singer at our La studio recently to talk about why he hopes characters like Jamal become "ordinary" on TV and the brutally honest, sometimes painful conversations he and Daniels have about how the series portrays homophobia. We also chatted about Taraji P. Henson's ferociously fur-clad Cookie (of course) and the upcoming duet with a music legend that brought Smollett to tears. Watch part of our interview below, and »

- Lindsay-Miller

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Empire's Jussie Smollett on Confronting Homophobia: "That's What the Block Button Is For"

25 February 2015 10:55 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Empire's blend of soapy family infighting and melodrama, all set to a Timbaland-produced soundtrack, has quickly made the Fox series a record-smashing juggernaut. But beneath the show's undeniable entertainment value is a strategically subversive undercurrent, which is not surprising, considering that Lee Daniels (The Butler, Monster's Ball, Precious) is its creator. At the center of that element is the Lyon dynasty's arguably most talented but ostracized son, Jamal, played by the hypercharismatic Jussie Smollett. We sat down with the actor and singer at our La studio recently to talk about why he hopes characters like Jamal become "ordinary" on TV and the brutally honest, sometimes painful conversations he and Daniels have about how the series portrays homophobia. We also chatted about Taraji P. Henson's ferociously fur-clad Cookie (of course) and the upcoming duet with a music legend that brought Smollett to tears. Watch part of our interview below, and »

- Lindsay-Miller

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Tops Boyhood

22 February 2015 3:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015 winners (photo: Chris Pratt during Oscar 2015 rehearsals) The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have noticed several little curiosities about this year's nominations. For instance, there are quite a few first-time nominees in the acting and directing categories. In fact, nine of the nominated actors and three of the nominated directors are Oscar newcomers. Here's the list in the acting categories: Eddie Redmayne. Michael Keaton. Steve Carell. Benedict Cumberbatch. Felicity Jones. Rosamund Pike. J.K. Simmons. Emma Stone. Patricia Arquette. The three directors are: Morten Tyldum. Richard Linklater. Wes Anderson. Oscar 2015 comebacks Oscar 2015 also marks the Academy Awards' "comeback" of several performers and directors last nominated years ago. Marion Cotillard and Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress Oscars for, respectively, Olivier Dahan »

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Lee Daniels & Mo'Nique's Candid Comments on 'Blackballed' Accusations

20 February 2015 3:12 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Director Lee Daniels "keeps it real."

Et caught up with both the 55-year-old Precious director and Mo'Nique, separately, where they each opened up about the actress' recent headline-making comments that he told her she was "blackballed" from Hollywood.

In an exclusive interview with Et's Kevin Frazier, Mo'Nique clarified about how her quotes are being misconstrued.

"I never said I was blacklisted," she explained. "I said Lee Daniels told me that I had been blackballed. I never said that. Because the calls didn't stop coming once I won the award, the scripts didn't stop coming. But what did happen was the calls and the scripts that were coming and the offers that were being made was as if I had just gotten to Hollywood off the Greyhound bus. And I was like, 'I can't accept that.'"

For his part, the director says he just gave her a straight answer.

"Maybe she could construe it that way," Daniels »

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6 Reasons Why Mo'Nique's "Blackballed" Controversy Is Confusing

20 February 2015 11:15 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Mo'Nique's interview with The Hollywood Reporter is filled with interesting tidbits: reflections on Robin Williams; her deep connection to Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar; and more. But the topic on everyone's lips is Mo'Nique's claim that Lee Daniels told her she has been "blackballed" in Hollywood, and that's why she hasn't scored major roles since her Oscar win for Lee's movie Precious in 2010. "I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six or seven months ago," she explained. "And he said to me, 'Mo'Nique, you've been blackballed.' And I said, 'I've been blackballed? Why have I been blackballed?' And he said, 'Because you didn't play the game.' And I said, 'Well, what game is that?' And he gave me no response." In the discussion that follows, Mo'Nique actually suggests why she's been shut out of roles, although »

- Nick-Maslow

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Essence Magazine Honors Black Women in Hollywood

19 February 2015 6:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

During an emotional luncheon, Essence magazine honored black women in Hollywood, with presenters and honorees frequently tearing up or sobbing. A performance by Common and John Legend helped add to the emotion in the room at the Beverly Wilshire on Thursday.

Gina Prince-Bythewood kicked off the doings referencing her athletic days at UCLA. “We are playing in someone else’s house, but it doesn’t matter. Tune out the Bs,” she said as she presented the Discovery Award to shorts filmmaker Iman N. Milner.

“Your mere existence is a reminder to keep fighting,” Milner told the guests, who included Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Essence mag president Michelle Ebanks, Carmen Ejogo and Aja Naomi King, as she tearfully accepted her prize.

Lupita Nyong’o presented to the cast of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” and Adrienne C. Moore, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Lorraine Toussaint, Samira Wiley, Uzo Aduba and »

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Mo'Nique Says She Was 'Blackballed' After Her Oscar Win

19 February 2015 3:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mo'Nique's career didn't exactly take off after her 2010 Oscar win. Despite taking home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Precious, the actress, 47, says she wasn't welcomed by all in Hollywood. "I got a phone call from Lee Daniels. He said to me, 'Mo'Nique, you've been blackballed,' " she revealed in the Feb. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. "I said, 'Why?' And he said, 'Because you didn't play the game,' " she continued. She noted in her interview that she famously didn't campaign for her Oscar win in the year leading up to the honor. »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Mo'Nique Says She Was 'Blackballed' After Her Oscar Win

19 February 2015 3:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mo'Nique's career didn't exactly take off after her 2010 Oscar win. Despite taking home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Precious, the actress, 47, says she wasn't welcomed by all in Hollywood. "I got a phone call from Lee Daniels. He said to me, 'Mo'Nique, you've been blackballed,' " she revealed in the Feb. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. "I said, 'Why?' And he said, 'Because you didn't play the game,' " she continued. She noted in her interview that she famously didn't campaign for her Oscar win in the year leading up to the honor. »

- Jacqueline Andriakos, @jandriakos

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Mo'Nique Says She Was 'Blackballed' After Winning 'Precious' Oscar, Lee Daniels Responds

19 February 2015 12:18 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Turns out life after winning an Oscar isn't always rosy.

After winning Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for her critically acclaimed performance as the abusive mother Mary in Lee Daniels' Precious, actress/comedian Mo'Nique says she was "blackballed" from Hollywood.

"I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six or seven months ago. And he said to me, 'Mo'Nique, you've been blackballed,'" the 47-year-old The Parkers star tells The Hollywood Reporter in a candid new interview. "And I said, 'I've been blackballed? Why have I been blackballed?' And he said, 'Because you didn't play the game.' And I said, 'Well, what game is that?' And he gave me no response."

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Mo'Nique says some were upset that she didn't "campaign" for her Oscar.

"The things people were writing and saying, it was mind-blowing," she recalls »

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Lee Daniels says Mo'Nique was 'blackballed' for not campaigning for an Oscar

19 February 2015 11:42 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Mo'Nique accepted the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2010 for her performance in Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," she opened with a pointed remark. "I would like to thank the Academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics," she said. Well, according to Daniels anyway, that might have been giving them too much credit. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress reveals that Daniels told her recently she had been "blackballed" by the industry as a result of not playing the "game." As in, Mo'Nique refused to be a circus act on the circuit, turning down a number of opportunities to campaign for the performance and for the film, and she ruffled a lot of feathers as a result. "Mo'Nique is a creative force to be reckoned with," Daniels said in a statement to the outlet. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Mo’Nique Says Former Collaborator Lee Daniels Told Her She’s Being ‘Blackballed’

19 February 2015 11:27 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In an upcoming issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Mo'Nique talks about her relationship with Hollywood post her Oscar win, as well as her relationship with Precious director Lee Daniels. In case you were wondering, she won't be popping up on Daniels's new hit show, Empire, anytime soon. In fact, she was passed over for an Empire role, along with a few roles in Daniels's other projects: "I was offered the role in The Butler that Oprah Winfrey played," she says. "I was also approached by Empire to be on Empire. And I was offered the role as Richard Pryor's grandmother in [Daniels' upcoming Pryor biopic]. Each of those things that he offered me was taken off the table." When Mo'Nique called up Daniels after her Oscar win, he told her she had been "blackballed" because she didn't "play the game." (The game being heavy Oscars campaigning for the film, despite her »

- Lindsey Weber

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Five Reasons Why Fox's Empire Has Become a Breakout Hit

17 February 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Empire most certainly wasn't built in a day, but its reputation as a breakout hit has been made in virtually no time at all. Since the series debuted six weeks ago, every episode has drawn more viewers than the one before it. Buoyed by positive reviews and especially word of mouth, its ratings trajectory is quite simply bonkers, making the Fox midseason replacement a genuine cultural phenomenon. For those who haven't yet caught up with the hip-hop soap, Empire is the brainchild of director Lee Daniels (The Butler, Precious) and screenwriter Danny Strong (The Butler, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Parts 1 and 2). Equally inspired by King Lear and Dynasty, it centers on the mighty but shattered Lyon family, heade »

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Terrence Howard And Felicity Jones Named As Presenters at 87th Oscars

17 February 2015 5:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard (2006) and Oscar nominee Felicity Jones will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

Howard was nominated for his leading role in 2006’s “Hustle & Flow.” His other films include Oscar-winning Best Picture “Crash” (2004), “Ray” (2004), “Iron Man” (2008), “Prisoners” (2013), “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” (2013) and “St. Vincent” (2014).  Howard currently stars in the hit television series “Empire.”  His upcoming films include “Term Life” and “Cardboard Boxer.”

Jones is nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for “The Theory of Everything.” Her previous film credits include “The Tempest” (2010), “Like Crazy” (2011), “The Invisible Woman” (2013) and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014). Jones’ upcoming films include “True Story,” “Autobahn,”  “A Monster Calls” and “Inferno.”

Oscar presenters and performers include:

Presenters:

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, »

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Two Deleted Scenes from Mockingjay Part 1 are Unveiled

17 February 2015 5:00 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 went live today as a Digital HD purchase with the physical DVD or Blu-ray and OnDemand editions coming March 6. To whet your appetite, Lionsgate has released two deleted scenes from the blockbuster, which sets the stage for the final installment, coming later this year.

“I’m not asking” features a tense exchange between President Snow and Peeta, highlighting Peeta’s experience as a prisoner of Panem, previously unseen to audiences in Mockingjay: Part 1.

“Face of a revolution” features a humorous scene with Effie and Katniss as she’s prepped (and primped) to become the Mockingjay.

Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC, (January 22, 2015) – Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) global juggernaut The Hunger Games franchise continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 arriving on Digital HD February 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand Friday, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Few Make-up & Hair Stylists Feature Award Recipients Win Oscars for Makeup and Hairstyling

17 February 2015 6:57 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Guardians of the Galaxy all received awards from the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild during its awards ceremony Feb. 14. Both Guardians and Grand Budapest are nominated for the Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling (along with Foxcatcher).

Guardians’ Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou was awarded for contemporary makeup and David White won for special makeup effects. Grand Budapest’s Frances Hannon and Julie Dartnell won for best period and/or character makeup, as well as best period and/or character hairstyling. Birdman’s Jerry Popolis and Kat Drazen won for contemporary hairstyling.

Aside from feature films, the Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards also recognizes make-up artists and hair stylists for television and new media, as well as television miniseries and made-for-tv movies. The guild first gave out awards in 2000 and continued through 2004 until they stopped for 10 years. The awards were again given out last year. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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How Terrence Howard Found 'New Freedom' With 'Empire' Boss Lee Daniels

11 February 2015 4:05 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The ratings for Fox's new hit drama, Empire, have been rising every week and Et sat down with two men who have a major hand in the show's success: star Terrence Howard and executive producer Lee Daniels.

Video: Why Cookie Lyon is the Queen of Primetime

Howard stars as hip-hop king Lucious Lyon, former street hustler turned CEO of Empire Entertainment. After being diagnosed with a disease that will render him incapacitated in three years, Lucious must groom one of his three sons to take over Empire. His plans are thrown when his scorned ex-wife Cookie (2009 Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson) returns to town after a 17-year jail stint to claim her own stake in the entertainment company.

"It's climbing out of the grave that we dig for ourselves -- the resurrection from the dirt that we've thrown upon ourselves that really color our character," Howard told Et.

Video: Everything You Need to Know About Empire

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Jussie Smollett Debuts His Own Music on 'Empire': 'These Are My Stories'

10 February 2015 3:29 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

We're already addicted to Fox's new hit music industry drama Empire – and its mesmerizing songs that stay with you for hours, often flawlessly sung by Jussie Smollett. (Remember him from The Mighty Ducks?!)

Video: Everything You Need to Know About 'Empire,' TV’s Most Talked-About New Show!

As the son of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the uber-talented actor/singer has brought great sensitivity to his role as Jamal, a gay artist struggling to find his way within the hip-hop community. Empire has deftly explored Jamal’s internal angst in dealing with his homophobic dad, all of which are reflected in his troubled lyrics.

While Empire's songs are overseen by Grammy-winning producer Timbaland, Smollett is a songwriter too, and tomorrow's episode will feature one of his original songs.

ETonline caught up with Smollett at the Universal Music Group's post-GRAMMYs party, where we talked about his music, what viewers can expect from the Empirefinale and his surprising pick for »

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