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Exclusive Transformers: Age Of Extinction Concept Art Gives You an Early Look at Michael Bay’s Film

29 September 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As Transformers: Age of Extinction gears up for its Blu-ray release we're getting a peak at some of the special features of the disc and they're certainly impressive.  In a time when supplementary features seem to be on the wane, this one definitely seems like it's going all out which is something I certainly appreciate.  Michael Bay is definitely a master craftsman in many regards, so getting a look at his process is fascinating. We have some exclusive concept images to share with you guys that take a look at the evolution of some of the designs of the film.  Hit the jump for the exclusive Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art.  The movie hits Blu-ray tomorrow.  Click here to buy it on Amazon. [gallery columns="1" link="file" ids="362620,362611,362619,362617,362616,362612,362615,362614,362618"] The Year’S #1 Movie In The World Arrives On Blu-ray 3D™ & Blu-ray™ Combo Packs With Over Three Hours Of Explosive Special Features $1 Billion Global Smash Hit Debuts on Blu-ray 3D, »

- Evan Dickson

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Katharine McPhee Divorce -- You're Still My Atm ... Says Ex

29 September 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Katharine McPhee's about to score a huge paycheck ... but she probably shouldn't blow it on a new Maserati ... because her soon-to-be-ex Nick Cokas gets half.Columbia/Epic Records still owes Kat $700K according to court docs ... and she concedes it's community property -- meaning Nick gets half.As we've reported ... the divorce is bitter ... Nick's accusing Katharine of banging "Smash" director Michael Morris and then lying about it. It really doesn't legally matter, but he's pissed. »

- TMZ Staff

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Casting Net: Guy Pearce, Dominic West join 'Genius;' more

26 September 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Guy Pearce and Dominic West have signed on for Genius, joining Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Linney. Michael Grandage is directing the film, marking his feature debut. John Logan adapted A. Scott Berg’s book for the screen. Pearce will play F. Scott Fitzgerald, while West will portray Ernest Hemingway. The film will relay the true, complicated relationship between novelist Thomas Wolfe (Law) and his editor,  Max Perkins (Firth). Kidman will play Aline Bernstein, with Linney as Louise Perkins. Genius comes as the third collaboration between Grandage, producing partner James Bierman, and John Logan. Filming kicks off »

- C. Molly Smith

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Mad Men's John Slattery joins Catholic sex abuse film Spotlight

26 September 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

John Slattery, Jamey Sheridan and Brian d'Arcy James have been cast in Spotlight.

The Mad Men, Homeland and Smash stars have joined Tom McCarthy's Catholic sex abuse drama.

Billy Crudup has also been officially confirmed for the movie.

The title refers to the Spotlight Team of the Boston Globe's investigation which uncovered the child abuse cover-ups among the church's hierarchy.

The year-long investigation was conducted by then-editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), Spotlight Team editor Walter 'Robby' Robinson (Michael Keaton) and reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams), and Matt Carroll (d'Arcy James).

Stanley Tucci will also feature in the film.

Spotlight will begin shooting today (September 26) in Boston. »

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Filming Begins on Thomas McCarthy’s Spotlight Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, and Stanley Tucci

25 September 2014 8:58 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Principal photography on Spotlight, the next movie from writer/director Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor), began today in Boston.  Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup, and Jamey Sheridan star in the drama.  The script by McCarthy and Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate) centers on the Boston Globe investigative team who in 2001 fought "to expose the Boston Archdiocese’s systemic cover up of sexual abuse of children by ordained priests." Hit the jump for the press release with all the details. Participant Media’S “Spotlight” Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber And Stanley Tucci Goes To Camera In Boston Before Lensing In Toronto John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup And Jamey Sheridan Join Cast (September 25 – Boston, Ma) Principal photography begins today on Academy Award®-nominee Thomas McCarthy’s riveting drama Spotlight, starring Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart, »

- Brendan Bettinger

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The Mysteries of Laura: Season One Ratings

25 September 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Debra Messing has had mixed success on NBC. Will & Grace ran for years while Smash was a ratings disappointment for most of its short run. How will The Mysteries of Laura perform? Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled quickly? Stay tuned.

The Mysteries of Laura revolves around a brilliant-but-harried NYPD homicide detective (Messing) who must also juggle her home life, including raising her young twin boys and trying to divorce her husband. The rest of the cast includes Josh Lucas, Laz Alonso, Janina Gavankar, Max Jenkins, Vincent Reina, and Charlie Reina.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, »

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50 bizarre examples of movie tie-ins and merchandise

25 September 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Movie merchandise is big business. But some people will try and slap the name of The Avengers or Batman on anything...

Cool film stuff can be almost as fun as actually going to the movies. Think of a Batman cape, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure, or Goldeneye on the N64. Hell, the merchandising can often be more enjoyable than the actual film – remember how much fun the first few months of 1999 were before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was actually released?

Yet, in the chase to make a quick buck out of devoted fans, some... let's just say less relevant, movie merchandise is churned out and flogged to the public.

Here then are 50 of the strangest (not ranked in order!) – expect action figures of obscure henchmen, 16-carat gold Twilight jewellery and some truly vomit-inducing burgers…

1. Spider-Man 3 / The Dark Knight – Burger King’s Dark Whopper

In Spider-Man 3, Peter »

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Scorpion: Is the CBS Procedural a Stroke of Genius?

22 September 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There isn’t a single problem that Scorpion‘s Walter O’Brien can’t solve. Well, if you don’t count the whole “unable to process emotions” thing.

On the CBS procedural, which debuted Monday, Walter (Body of Proof’s Elyes Gabel) is one of the five smartest people in the world, and he’s surrounded himself with other highly intelligent outcasts who are just scraping by in the real world: Sylvester Dodd, a mind-bogglingly fast mathematician; Toby Curtis, a Harvard-trained behaviorist; and Happy Quinn, an engineering whiz (who also has an affinity for punching people in the mouth).

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NBC's Peter Pan Live! Casts Broadway Actress Taylor Louderman as Wendy

22 September 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Peter Pan, here comes your woman.

NBC on Monday announced that Broadway actress Taylor Louderman has joined the cast of Peter Pan Live! as Wendy Darling.

Related Peter Pan First Look: Allison Williams as The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up

A relatively new name, Louderman recently starred as Campbell in Bring It On: The Musical.

Louderman joins previously announced stars Allison Williams (Girls) as Peter Pan, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Christian Borle (Smash) as Mr. Darling/Smee and Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara as Mrs. Darling.

Peter Pan Live! raises its curtains live Dec. 4 on NBC.

Your thoughts on Louderman’s casting? »

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‘Scorpion’ Ep Nick Santora Promises ‘Great Rides’ in Both Stunts and Character Arcs

22 September 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It's lonely at the top … of the Iq chart. At least, that's one of the lessons that Nick Santora, executive producer of the upcoming CBS series “Scorpion,” hopes viewers will take away from the show. Based on real-life brainiac/computer wizard Walter O'Brien, the series — which stars Elyes Gabel, Jadyn Wong, Eddie Kaye Thomas and Katharine McPhee — follows a group of super-geniuses who align themselves with the U.S. government to solve crises as they grapple with the alienation created by their superior intellects. See video: ‘Scorpion’ Star Katharine McPhee on Jumping From ‘Smash’ to Dodging Bombs But “Scorpion” isn't all woe-is-me, »

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Interview: 'Scorpion' star Katharine McPhee on stunts, fictional motherhood and her 'Smash' Tony loss

21 September 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Going back to my failure to get on-board with the Soul Patrol, I'm accustomed to supporting Katharine McPhee in ill-fated circumstances. It's no wonder, then, that we're simpatico when it comes to Karen Cartwright losing the Tony to Ivy Lynn. "That's a great question," McPhee says when I inquire about her disappointment regarding this fictional theater award. "I wanted Karen to win!" "[M]y heart kind of like broke for her," McPhee admits. "I'm like, 'Really? She ends up with this loser guy who goes to jail and she can't even win the Tony?' And she has to have this nasty catfight with a girl who she could have potentially had a great relationship with? And she can't win the Tony. At least she got to play Marilyn for a little bit." McPhee's two-year run on "Smash" taught her many lessons, which we discussed in July when we sat down »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Megan Hilty Gives Birth to Baby Girl Viola Philomena!

19 September 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Megan Hilty is officially a mommy now! The Smash star and hubby Brian Gallagher welcomed a baby girl Thursday in New York City, the actress's rep confirmed to E! News Friday. So what did the Broadway star and her actor hubby name their new little lady? Viola Philomena! Just as the 33-year-old actress told E! News back in June, she did indeed steer clear of the quirky Hollywood naming route. "There are no fruits or animals or food in general for her name," she promised. "We have three possibilities and we are not telling anybody," she said. "We're just gonna meet her first and see which one fits her." And it looks like Viola Philomena was the »

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Megan Hilty Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby Girl Viola Philomena With Husband Brian Gallagher

19 September 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Megan Hilty is a mommy! The Smash star welcomed her first child, a daughter, with actor husband Brian Gallagher, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. Baby girl Viola Philomena was born on Thursday, Sept. 18, in New York City, the rep tells Us.  The actress and Broadway veteran was vocal and effusive throughout her pregnancy, admitting that she craved everything that was off limits. "I want everything I can't have: Sushi, tuna fish. I was never a sweets person, and now I have to have at least one cookie [...] »

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Josh Safran, Mark Gordon Team for Quantico Drama at ABC (Exclusive)

17 September 2014 3:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC is getting into the war game. The network is teaming with Gossip Girl and Smash alum Josh Safran and uber-producer Mark Gordon for an untitled Quantico drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Described as Grey's Anatomy meets Homeland, the drama — which has received a script commitment — revolves around a group of diverse FBI recruits going through 21 weeks of training to become special agents at the FBI's academy in Quantico, Virginia. Although each of them has secrets and hidden reasons for enlisting, one harbors the biggest secret of all: They're a sleeper terrorist, who in the

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Why Debra Messing Is Starring in The Mysteries of Laura

17 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Mysteries of Laura should be Debra Messing's triumphant return to TV. The Will and Grace star earned much goodwill from her NBC sitcom and USA's Starter Wife, but then Smash happened. And hey, we loved Smash, but let's face it, it had its problems. Now Messing is back with the cop dramedy that can be boiled down to this: she's a mom, she's a cop and she's attempting to do it all. So why is Debra Messing starring in The Mysteries of Laura? "I loved that it was a dramedy, that there was a really smart murder-mystery that needed to be solved every week and that it was real in that you saw the messy personal lives," Messing told us. "It made me laugh out loud when I was »

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Mysteries of Laura Ep on Debra Messing Cop Comedy: 'We Push the Envelope'

17 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC on Wednesday is giving audiences a sneak peek at its new action-comedy The Mysteries of Laura (10/9c), which finds Debra Messing packing heat… and school lunches.

Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites!

The former Smash star pulls double duty as an NYPD homicide detective and mother of twin boys — actually, make that twin terrors — and executive producer Jeff Rake tells TVLine that the constant struggle for balance is what makes Messing perfect for Laura, which is based on a Spanish-language procedural.

“We all know her comedic chops from Will & Grace, but for those who saw The Starter Wife, »

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Exclusive Clip from Transformers: Age Of Extinction’s Blu-ray/Digital Release Takes a Peek into the Mind, Method, and Madness of Michael Bay

16 September 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The closest most people get to understanding the singular vision and unique method of Michael Bay's filmmaking is to simply watch his finished products.  Unfortunately, so much is lost in translation between the empty frame at the beginning of production and the overloaded insanity Bay packs into each and every scene by the movie's end.  While I was lucky enough to see Bay's process in action while on set of his recent blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction, now you can get a front-row seat thanks to our exclusive clip.  This behind-the-scenes video, which celebrates the film's release on Blu-ray/Digital, reveals a glimpse of Bay visualizing an epic scene while translating his vision to his cast and crew.  Hit the jump to check it out, and for more on the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray/Digital release. Take a look at our exclusive clip from the Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray below: ComplexEmbed. »

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TV Review: ‘The Mysteries of Laura’

16 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Without putting too fine a point on it, “The Mysteries of Laura” is designed for people who really, really love Debra Messing — who have been pining for her return to NBC ever since “Will & Grace,” and were even willing to forgive and forget her role in “Smash.” That contingent, alas, had better be fairly sizable, since there’s precious little else to recommend this new series, which liberally mixes the struggles-of-motherhood comedy with standard police procedural fare. Although Laura’s partner playfully refers to her as “Columbo,” the more apt comparison for NBC might be its “Ironside” revival.

At times, Laura’s commitment to whimsy makes the crime in the premiere — a hard-to-explain murder, committed in plain view — feel almost like an afterthought. That’s because she spends much of her time dealing with her mischievous preschoolers and a philandering husband (Josh Lucas) who, in addition to also being on the police force, »

- Brian Lowry

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Review: NBC's 'The Mysteries of Laura' could be this fall's worst new show

15 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With a show as loaded with lazy cop tropes as "The Mysteries of Laura," it's tempting to bust out a few TV critic clichés in kind. Maybe I could suggest that the series — whose promos all suggest that the chief mystery is how in the world a woman could possibly be both a cop and a mom(*) at the same time — is in the running for the best new fall show of 1984. (*) Linda Holmes of NPR has dubbed the show "CopMom, MomCop," and her catchy alternate theme song is probably a better critique of the show than the one you're reading here. But that would be unfair to 1984, whose best new fall show was "The Cosby Show." More importantly, that season led to the first Outstanding Drama Series Emmy win for "Cagney & Lacey," a cop show that dealt with all sorts of questions about the life of a female police »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The Mysteries of Laura star Debra Messing: “Laura would never be wearing heels!”

9 September 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

She gained fame as goofy-glam decorator Grace Adler on NBC’s long-running Will & Grace, then turned earnest as lyricist Julia Houston in the network’s ill-fated Smash. Now, flame-haired funny woman Debra Messing is smashing in a role that hits closer to home. The divorced mother of preteen son Roman stars as frazzled soon-to-be-a-single-mom Detective Laura Diamond in the Peacock’s new dramedy The Mysteries of Laura, which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 17 after the America’s Got Talent finale. The series, created by Jeff Rake (Private Practice, Boston Legal), boasts a Castle-meets-Moonlighting feel, blending soapy murder mysteries with comical — and sometimes poignant … Continue reading →

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