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'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn' Featurette: In the Beginning | Exclusive

22 July 2014 5:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, a new dramatic comedy starring Robin Williams and Mila Kunis, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today. To celebrate, we have a new behind-the-scenes featurette that shows the filmmakers setting up the film's premise and how the story came to them as a remake of a European movie. Watch and learn more about this provocative new release before picking up The Angriest Man in Brooklyn at your local retailer today!

Iconic comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Good Will Hunting, 1997) stars in the heartfelt comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn coming to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD July 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is currently available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. Also starring Golden Globe nominee Mila Kunis (Black Swan, Ted), Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (HBO's Game of »

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New Clip Takes Us Directly Into the Storm

22 July 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To complement the Instagram sneak peek from a few days ago, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a proper clip from its upcoming nature-run-amok movie Into the Storm. Look for it when it arrives in theatres on August 8th! In the interim grab an umbrella just to be safe.

From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film Into the Storm. Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (Zookeeper, Knight and Day).

The screenplay is by John Swetnam. The executive producers are Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein, and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (Ted), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Where the Devil Hides), Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly »

- Steve Barton

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Which side will the new 'Avengers 2' characters be on?

19 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Which side will the new "Avengers: Age of Ultron" characters Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and The Vision be on? Also: Seth MacFarlane sued for allegedly stealing ideas for "Ted," Guillermo del Toro is interested in making a period "Frankenstein" for Universal, Kanye West and Iggy Azalea join the Made in America lineup, HBO sets "Game of Thrones" season 5 directors, "Big Bang Theory" still doesn't have contracts in place two weeks from production, and more. Catch up here: »

- HitFix Staff

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Leonardo DiCaprio Demands Signed Nelson Mandela Photo From Auction House

18 July 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Leonardo DiCaprio wants an autographed picture with Nelson Mandela back from auction site Moments in Time and is threatening legal action. DiCaprio's legal team sent a letter to the online auction house on Thursday, demanding the return of the autograph photo inscribed, “To Leo DiCaprio, Best Wishes, Mandela, 9-8-07.” The photo is priced $25,000. Also read: Seth MacFarlane Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Ted’ Gary Zimet, owner of Moment in Time, acknowledged receiving a letter from the actor's legal team but has no plans to hand over the picture for free. “As I told his lawyer, he's welcome to buy it, »

- Travis Reilly

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Leonardo DiCaprio's News Gives Him Major Bragging Rights

17 July 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Leonardo DiCaprio is named the smartest celebrity on Twitter - HuffPost Celebrity Vanessa Williams reveals she was molested as a child - Us Weekly A shocking rumor about Justin Bieber surfaces - Gossip Girl Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly spotted with a "hot young guy" - Lainey Gossip Michael Vartan and his wife of three years are divorcing - People These Miley Cyrus quotes will surprise you - BuzzFeed Cory Monteith's mom opens up a year after his death - Hollywood Reporter Lindsay Lohan shares a sexy bikini selfie - TooFab Is The Purge's sequel worth watching? - Rotten Tomatoes Scientists named a water mite after Jennifer Lopez - Wonderwall What's happening with Seth MacFarlane's Ted lawsuit? - Moviefone Source: Getty / Steve Granitz »

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Seth MacFarlane Sued Over Swearing ‘Ted’

16 July 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Seems like Family Guy creator, Seth MacFarlane is in a spot of trouble as a company attempts to sue him over his teddy bear creation, Ted.

Bengal Mangle Productions have claimed that Ted is an unlawful copy of their animated bear from web series, Charlie The Abusive Teddy, that was aired in 2009 and 2010 on YouTube and FunnyOrDie.com. They said that Charlie and Ted both have strong similarities with one another, as they spend most of the time sitting on the living room couch, drinking and smoking. Also, their mannerisms such as swearing and attitudes to things are substantially the same they added and what’s even more bizarre is that they also bought in Twitter accounts in to the argument, saying they too copy the tone of Charlie.

Seth MacFarlane and Universal Pictures have not commented on the situation, but expect more information as the weeks go by.

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- Louise Tooth

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Fiery First Into the Storm Clip

16 July 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has taken to Instagram to unleash the first clip from its upcoming nature-run-amok movie, Into the Storm. Look for it when it arrives in theatres on August 8th! In the interim grab an umbrella just to be safe.

From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film Into the Storm. Steven Quale (Final Destination 5) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (Zookeeper, Knight and Day).

The screenplay is by John Swetnam. The executive producers are Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Mark McNair, Jeremy Stein, and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (Ted), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Where the Devil Hides), Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly”), Jon Reep (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo »

- Steve Barton

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Web Series Creators Sue Seth MacFarlane Over Precursor To ‘Ted’

16 July 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Seth MacFarlane's Ted hit theaters more than two years ago, but a production company is still peeved about the comedy film's similarity to an earlier web series. Bengal Mangle Productions has sued the Family Guy creator over Ted's apparent likeness to Charlie The Abusive Teddy Bear, a foul-mouthed stuffed animal they created four years before the release of Ted. The facts of the suit are fairly straightforward: Bengal Mangle created Charlie as a character in their web series Acting School Academy, and he latest received his own self-titled spinoff. Like Ted, Charlie is verbally abusive, chain-smoking alcoholic who hangs out on a couch, cracks dirty jokes, and holds an affinity for prostitutes. The suit, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, claims that Ted "is strikingly similar to plaintiffs' Charlie character," and it claims unspecified damages for alleged copyright infringement. I'm no legal expert, but the connection between »

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Could the 'Ted' Lawsuit Keep 'Ted 2' From Happening?

16 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Apparently Seth MacFarlane isn't the only one who thinks a teddy bear that talks, drinks, smokes, and, uh, does other adult things is a funny idea. The "Family Guy" fella is being sued by Bengal Mangle Productions, which alleges that "Ted" borrows heavily from its own foul-mouthed teddy bear Charlie. Charlie appears in the web series "Charlie The Abusive Teddy" and "Acting School Academy," and the plaintiffs point out quite a few similarities between the two terrible teddies, from outrageous tweets to the way they verbally abuse others.

The lawsuit alleges, "Both Charlie and Ted reside in a substantially similar environment, including that both Charlie and Ted spend a significant amount of time sitting on a living room couch with a beer and/or cigarette in hand... Charlie and Ted each have a substantially similar persona, verbal tone, verbal delivery, dialogue, and attitude." There's more, of course, but it all involves teddy bears being awful, »

- Jenni Miller

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Lawsuit claims Seth MacFarlane stole the idea for 'Ted'

16 July 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It appears that Ted might not be the only foul-mouthed teddy bear on the planet.

In a new lawsuit, Bengal Mangle Productions claims that Seth MacFarlane stole the idea behind Ted. The Hollywood Reporter got a copy of the complaint, which also names Fuzzy Door Productions, Media Rights Capital, and Universal Studios, and says the character of Ted was taken from a screenplay titled Acting School Academy, which came out in 2008 and featured another foul-mouthed teddy bear named Charlie. In the screenplay, Charlie lives in an adult world with his human friends and “has a penchant for drinking, smoking, prostitutes. »

- Samantha Highfill

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TMZ Live: Kim Kardashian -- Video Game Mogul

16 July 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

On Today's Show Weaves Go Flying During a 'Love & Hip Hop' Brawl Is Seth Macfarlane's 'Ted' a Rip-Off? Charlie Sheen is Hammered at a Taco Bell Think You Can Chug a Whole Bottle of Jager? A Reality Star Did! Skype Us Tmztvshow Tweet Us Tweet to @Tmzlive Read more »

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Seth MacFarlane and Ted being sued for copyright infringement

16 July 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been two years since Seth MacFarlane’s Ted hit the screen and his latest A Million Ways to Die in the West has been and gone, but it looks like the writer and director – along with Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital – are being sued for copyright infringement.

The suit was filed by Bengal Mangle Productions who claim that the foul-mouthed bear is an unlawful copy of their Acting School Academy web series character Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear. The series first aired on YouTube in 2010.

A segment from the suit reads: “Both Charlie and Ted reside in a substantially similar environment, including that both Charlie and Ted spend a significant amount of time sitting on a living room couch with a beer and/or cigarette in hand. Charlie and Ted each have a substantially similar persona, verbal tone, verbal delivery, dialogue, and attitude.”

Ted was released in 2012 and grossed over $550 million worldwide. »

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Did Seth MacFarlane copy his idea for Ted from Charlie the Abusive Teddy?

16 July 2014 4:41 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Does the world need a sequel to Ted? Seth MacFarlane seems to think so and I'm willing to give him a shot, given his pretty solid directorial debut. Sure, it wasn't anything that wouldn't feel at home in a three-episode-arc of Family Guy but that's not necessarily bad thing. Bengal Mangle Productions doesn't seem to think so, as they're suing MacFarlane and Co. because they feel he completely ripped off their idea for a foul-mouthed little teddy »

- Sean Wist

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Seth MacFarlane and Universal sued for copyright infringement over Ted

16 July 2014 1:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Seth MacFarlane, Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital are being sued for alleged copyright infringement over their comedy Ted.

The suit, which was filed on Tuesday (July 15) by Bengal Mangle Productions, claims that Ted's abusive teddy bear character is an unlawful copy of the company's own animated bear, Charlie.

Charlie has appeared in web series 'Charlie The Abusive Teddy' and 'Acting School Academy', which aired in 2009 and 2010 on YouTube and FunnyOrDie.com.

According to Variety, the suit alleges that Charlie and Ted are similar in appearance and behaviour.

One extract reads: "Both Charlie and Ted reside in a substantially similar environment, including that both Charlie and Ted spend a significant amount of time sitting on a living room couch with a beer and/or cigarette in hand.

"Charlie and Ted each have a substantially similar persona, verbal tone, verbal delivery, dialogue, and attitude."

The suit also highlights several scenes »

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Seth MacFarlane and Universal Pictures Sued Over 'Ted'

15 July 2014 9:40 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Seth MacFarlane is being sued for his blockbuster teddy bear comedy.

Seth MacFarlane and Universal Pictures are being sued over the wildly popular 2012 comedy Ted, after one production company claimed the idea was stolen from their web series.

Bengal Mangle Productions filed a lawsuit, alleging that that the crass teddy bear, voiced by MacFarlane himself, is strikingly similar to that of their animated bear Charlie, that can be seen in two web series, Charlie the Abusive Teddy and Acting School Academy, which aired from 2009-2010, Deadline reports.

Related: 5 Things You Don't Know About Seth MacFarlane

The lawsuit claims the bears both have human friends and similar background stories, namely that they are “washed-up child stars/public personas."

Not only do they claim the bears are similar in their characteristics, but the suit also alleges that their social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook have similar postings.

Here are just a few of the tweets the lawsuit claims »

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Seth MacFarlane Sued for Allegedly Copying Ted Idea

15 July 2014 9:16 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Seth MacFarlane is being sued for copyright infringement by a California production company, which claims that Ted's titular teddy bear was a rip-off of their own lewd, hard-drinking teddy-bear character Charlie, who appeared in the series Charlie the Abusive Teddy and Acting School Academy. “Both Charlie and Ted reside in a substantially similar environment, including that both Charlie and Ted spend a significant amount of time sitting on a living room couch with a beer and/or cigarette in hand," claims the suit from Bengal Mangle Productions — what, your teddy bear doesn't? —  adding that "Charlie and Ted each have a substantially similar persona, verbal tone, verbal delivery, dialogue, and attitude." The suit goes on to detail the many similarities between the two bears, including similar posts across their social-media accounts and the fact that a number of the situations depicted in Ted resemble scenes from the two web series. »

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Seth MacFarlane Sued Over ‘Ted’ for Alleged Copyright Infringement

15 July 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Seth MacFarlane, Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital have been sued for alleged copyright infringement for their hit comedy “Ted.”

Bengal Mangle Productions filed the suit Tuesday in state court in Los Angeles and alleged that the titular teddy bear is an unlawful copy of its own animated bear, who starred in web series “Charlie The Abusive Teddy” and “Acting School Academy.”

Mrc and reps for MacFarlane had no comment. Reps for Universal had no immediate response.

The suit alleges that Charlie and Ted are similar in physical appearance and behavior.

“Both Charlie and Ted reside in a substantially similar environment, including that both Charlie and Ted spend a significant amount of time sitting on a living room couch with a beer and/or cigarette in hand,” the suit alleges. “Charlie and Ted each have a substantially similar persona, verbal tone, verbal delivery, dialogue, and attitude.”

The suit, which also »

- Dave McNary

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Seth MacFarlane Sued -- We Had 'Ted' First ... and He Liked Drugs and Hookers Too

15 July 2014 6:14 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Seth MacFarlane's now-famous teddy bear was lifted from a 2008 screenplay about an eerily similar furry creature who had a penchant for booze and prostitutes ... so claims the company that is suing Seth.Bengal Mangle Productions claims it created a screenplay called "Acting School Academy" ... about a teddy bear named Charlie who lives in a human world.  The screenplay became a web series that was a big hit on YouTube, FunnyorDie and others.The Production »

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Seth MacFarlane Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Ted’

15 July 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Seth MacFarlane has a bear of a lawsuit on his hands. The “Family Guy” honcho has been hit with a lawsuit by a production company that claims his 2012 big-screen comedy “Ted” was bases on a web series. Also read: Seth MacFarlane Will Match Next $1 Million Pledged to ‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter In the suit, filed in U.S. district court in central California on Tuesday, Bengal Mangle Productions says that it created a screenplay, “Acting School Academy” in 2008 that featured a character named Charlie, “a teddy bear who lives in a human, adult world with all human friends. Charlie has a. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Seth MacFarlane Sued Over Source Of ‘Ted’ Idea

15 July 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The creators of web series about a foul-mouthed teddy bear with a penchant for drinking, smoking and prostitutes has filed a copyright infringement suit against Seth MacFarlane, Universal Pictures and the producers of Ted, the 2012 film about a foul-mouthed teddy bear with a penchant for drinking, smoking and prostitutes. Bengal Mangle Productions claims that Ted “is an unlawful copy” of its own animated teddy, who was featured in two different web series, Charlie The Abusive Teddy and Acting School Academy. The suit (read it here), filed today in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, states that those web series aired […] »

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