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Listen Up! These 7 Podcasts Are Getting the TV Treatment

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Listen Up! These 7 Podcasts Are Getting the TV Treatment
In a world where books become movies and TV shows left and right, it was only a matter of time before podcasts caught the attention of producers and started making their way to the small screen. No complaints here; the best and brightest podcasts absolutely deserve the spotlight.

If you love to download a series for your morning commute or a long run, these picks will give you even more listening motivation. Listen first, watch later! Keep reading to see the podcasts that will get (or have already gotten) the TV treatment, including series featuring stars like Connie Britton and Julia Roberts.

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‘Sleepless in Seattle’ at 25: Inside the Making of Nora Ephron, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s Classic Rom-Com

‘Sleepless in Seattle’ at 25: Inside the Making of Nora Ephron, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s Classic Rom-Com
The Empire State Building finale of “Sleepless in Seattle,” the hit romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks celebrating its 25th anniversary on June 25, has become an indelible scene in pop culture.

It almost didn’t happen — but fortunately, Nora Ephron knew people.

Annie (Ryan), a writer from Baltimore, finally meets Seattle widower (Tom Hanks) and his young son Jonah (Ross Malinger) at the observation deck on the famed landmark on Valentine’s Day.

But producer Gary Foster recalled they weren’t granted permission to shoot there.

So, Foster told Ephron, who co-wrote and directed the film. “And Nora said, ‘I know somebody.’ It was a famous publicist who represented Leona Helmsley, who was in prison at the time. The man said I’m going to see her in a few days and I’ll bring her up.”

The publicist asked the Queen of Mean, who owned the building,
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Video: Epic Movie Heists

The illustrious ‘Ocean’s’ franchise has returned to the big screen with its new instalment, Ocean’s 8 – 17 years after the original feature, Ocean’s Eleven. Notably fronted by an all-female cast, the film has already received considerable attention and we are all interested to see this revamp and advocate some girl power. And if this comedy heist movie is up your street – we’ve selected some epic movie heists from the past to indulge in after…

Heat (1995)

Fronted by a triple threat of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer, Heat is a compelling and action-packed crime-drama where the heist incites a story of mindless revenge. The beauty of this heist, is the calm and collected way in which the heist itself takes place and the contrasting chaos that ensues.

De Niro’s character McCauley oversees a perfect robbery, keeping the hostages on side and executing it cleanly, but
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George Clooney’s AFI Tribute: 5 Things You Didn’t See on TV

TNT aired the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award special for George Clooney Thursday night — but the real shenanigans went down on June 11 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

Presenters and the actor’s friends like Jennifer Aniston, Bill Murray, Don Cheadle, Cate Blanchett, Anna Kendrick, father Nick Clooney and Shirley MacLaine showed for the party.

TheWrap was in the house and got all the real-time action you won’t see on TV, starting with …

Also Read: How George Clooney 'Caused a Lot of Problems' for Roseanne Barr During 'Roseanne's' Heyday

Executives Gone Wild

Many of Hollywood’s most powerful brass sit on the board of the American Film Institute, so naturally they’re invited to the big show. And come they did. Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn attended, chatting up social types and journalists in the gallery bar of the Dolby before dinner.

Tucked in a corner at the back of the house,
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‘American Girl’ Doll Movie in the Works at Mattel, Original Film (Exclusive)

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‘American Girl’ Doll Movie in the Works at Mattel, Original Film (Exclusive)
Hold on to your bonnets, berets and other historically accurate accessories: A movie based on the beloved American Girl dolls is in the works with Mattel and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film producing, insiders told TheWrap.

The project is currently looking for writers. The dolls were first released in 1986 and are sold with books that tell stories of American history. In 1998, Pleasant Company became a subsidiary of Mattel.

This isn’t the American Girls’ first run at Hollywood. In 2008, Abigail Breslin starred in the theatrically released film “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.”
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16 Movies You Should Watch Every Summer For the Ultimate Staycation

With Summer in full swing, it's hard to escape all of your friends' vacation pictures, tropical drink snaps, and endless #ThrowbackThursday selfies. While we love a good Summer sangria by the pool as much as the next person, not everyone can get away for long breaks or afford to jet set off to a remote island. Luckily, we have a solution for your mid-Summer blues . . . a movie-fueled staycation!

If you're in need of an update to your Netflix and chill regimen or want to escape your normal life through the fantasy world of movies, we've got you covered. From the blue waters of Hawaii in Blue Crush to escaping to Kellerman's in Dirty Dancing, we've found 15 movies that you should watch every Summer for the ultimate staycation.

Whether you're in need of a childhood throwback to long days at Summer camp à la The Parent Trap or want to daydream
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The Cast of 'My Best Friend's Wedding,' Then and Now

The Cast of 'My Best Friend's Wedding,' Then and Now
Released in the summer of 1997, My Best Friend's Wedding made its mark on romantic comedies for years to come. The film ranks among the top 10 highest-grossing movies of the year, having racked up a worldwide gross of nearly $300 million at the box office. Julia Roberts stars as the fillm's heroine alongside Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett and more.

Although considered to be one of the most classic rom-coms films of its time, My Best Friend's Wedding puts a different spin on the genre with its not-so-happily-ever-after ending. Directed by P.J. Hogan, the film ...
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Will Emmy voters drink up Queen Latifah’s ‘Flint’ just like the Writers Guild Awards?

Will Emmy voters drink up Queen Latifah’s ‘Flint’ just like the Writers Guild Awards?
At this year’s Emmys, Lifetime is hoping voters drink up its Best TV Movie contender “Flint,” which chronicles the ongoing water crisis in that poisoned Michigan town. Starring Queen Latifah, who also produced the film, “Flint” tells the story of a local woman named Iza Banks who’s dealing with the town’s lead in the water supply. The Writers Guild Awards already rewarded the project for Barbara Stepansky‘s script based on the Time Magazine cover story “The Poisoning of an American City,” so might the Emmys follow suit?

SEEEmmys 2018 exclusive: Lifetime categories for ‘Cocaine Godmother,’ ‘Flint,’ ‘Project Runway,’ ‘UnREAL’ and more

Awards groups are suckers for these kinds of civilian activist projects, as they usually come from a place of passion and allow the performers to express a whole range of emotion. Think Julia Roberts winning an Oscar for investigating a similar story in “Erin Brockovich” (2000) or
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‘Incredibles 2’ and 33 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Screen (Photos)

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‘Incredibles 2’ and 33 Other Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Screen (Photos)
Long-gestating followups include blockbusters like “Jurassic World” and famous flops like “Blues Brothers 2000

George Miller took nearly 30 years to follow up “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” with the Tom Hardy-Charlize Theron thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

The Odd Couple II” is among the sequels with the biggest gaps between films. Twenty-nine years after the 1968 original, Jack Lemmon returned as Felix Unger and Walter Matthau was Oscar Madison in their last film together.

Tron: Legacy” came 28 years after the original, and featured Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. Shot in 3D, the film featured extensive visual effects and a score by Daft Punk. It grossed more than $400 million worldwide in 2010.

The Color of Money” featured Paul Newman reprising his role as “Fast Eddie” Felson alongside Tom Cruise. Newman won the Best Actor Oscar, 25 years after 1961’s “The Hustler.”

In “Psycho 2,” Meg Tilly played a traveler who encounters Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins
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Julia Roberts to produce and star in Little Bee for Amazon

Variety is reporting that Julia Roberts has signed on to produce and star in Little Bee, a feature adaptation of Chris Cleave’s 2008 novel, originally published as The Other Hand, which is in development at Amazon Studios.

The project is being penned by Kathleen Robertson (Murder in the First) and will see Roberts as British magazine editor Sarah O’Rourke, who meets a young Nigerian asylum seeker called Little Bee during a conflict in the Niger Delta, with the two then reunited in England several years later.

Nicole Kidman had previously been attached to produce and star in a Little Bee adaptation which was set up at BBC Films back in 2009, but never came to fruition.

Julia Roberts was last seen in the critically acclaimed Wonder, and has the feature film Ben Is Back and TV series Homecoming from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail on her upcoming slate.

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Avengers: Infinity War Nominated For 7 Teen Choice Awards

A few days ago, we were finally able to add Avengers: Infinity War to the prestigious list of movies to gross $2 billion worldwide – not that that came as much of a surprise, mind you.

In doing so, it became only the fourth feature film ever to surpass the $2 billion milestone, an honor it now shares with The Force Awakens, Titanic and the one true box office king, James Cameron’s Avatar, which is still somehow – almost inexplicably – in a league of its own at $2.78 billion. But the good news doesn’t end there.

Giving Kevin Feige and co. even more to smile about, the Teen Choice Awards released their nominations the other day and Infinity War managed to score a whopping 7, including Choice Action Movie, Choice Action Movie Actor and more. Not only that, but Marvel also saw Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok earn a few nods, too, with the
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Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films Gets First Look Deal at Amazon Studios

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Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films Gets First Look Deal at Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios has signed a deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company, Blossom Films, it announced Thursday.

Amazon and Blossom will work together to develop original series that will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime and movies for theatrical release.

“Nicole is a force of nature as both an actress and a producer,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke in a statement.

“She understands the focus of bringing addictive, entertaining and compelling television to our Prime Video customers as well as movies that will connect with film audiences,” Salke added. “Stay tuned for many exciting projects to come in the very near future!”

“I’m excited to start working with Jen Salke and the Amazon team,” Kidman said. “Our goal at Blossom Films is to create important and entertaining content across multiple platforms,
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2018 Teen Choice Awards nominations: Full list led by ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Riverdale,’ Taylor Swift

The Teen Choice Awards is turning 20 and continues to celebrate the best of television, music, film, sports, comedy and digital. The 2018 edition of this companion to the Kids’ Choice Awards takes place on Sunday, August 12 and will air live from the Forum in Los Angeles on Fox beginning at 8 p.m. Et (tape delayed in the west).

The movie nominations are dominated by blockbusters like “Avengers: Infinity War” (7 nominations), “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (6 nominations) and “Black Panther” (5 nominations).

Among TV shows, “Riverdale” and “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” reaped a leading five nominations each while “The Flash” and “Stranger Things” have four bids apiece.

On the music front, a quartet of singers — Cardi B, Drake, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift — lead with three nominations each. Among the other musical artists in contention are past “American Idol” winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton and one-time One
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Ewan McGregor cast as adult Danny Torrance in The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep

Stephen King’s novels are going through something of a revival of late. Today casting news updates one of the new King adaptations with Trainspotting’s Ewan McGregor being cast as the adult Danny Torrance in The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep.

The plot of the follow-up centres around Torrance, who still traumatised by the events that took place in the Overlook Hotel. He has become just like his murderous father (played by Jack Nicholson in the 1980 original), with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his ‘shining’ powers.

Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a group who make others like them suffer painful deaths in order to absorb their powers.

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Julia Roberts teams up with Amazon Studios for Little Bee

Julia Roberts has just become another high profile name to jump on board a project for Amazon Studios. The veteran actress is set to star and produce the studio’s adaptation of Little Bee.

Based on the novel by Chris Cleave – which is also known as The Other Hand – the story centres on a Nigerian asylum-seeker and a British magazine editor who meet during the oil conflict in the Niger Delta, and are reunited in England several years later. Roberts will portray the character of the British magazine Editor, Sarah O’Rourke.

Murder in the First’s Kathleen Robertson is to adapt the script. Roberts is also set to produce for her Red Om Films production company together with her producing partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill. Gil Netter will also produce.

Also in the news – Steven Spielberg’s Amblin and James Wan to team up for remake of
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Julia Roberts to Produce, Star in Drama ‘Little Bee’ for Amazon

Julia Roberts to Produce, Star in Drama ‘Little Bee’ for Amazon
Julia Roberts has come on board to produce and star in a feature drama based on Chris Cleave’s novel, “Little Bee,” for Amazon Studios.

Actress-writer Kathleen Robertson (“Murder in the First”) is writing the adaptation of Cleave’s 2008 novel — originally published as “The Other Hand” — about a young Nigerian asylum-seeker named Little Bee and British magazine editor Sarah O’ Rourke, who would be portrayed by Roberts. The two meet during a conflict in the Niger Delta and are reunited in England several years later.

Roberts will produce under her Red Om Films production company along with her producing partners Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill. Gil Netter will also produce.

It was reported in 2009 that Nicole Kidman was attached to star in and produce a “Little Bee” adaptation with BBC Films, but that project never came to fruition.

Roberts recently starred in Lionsgate’s hit drama “Wonder,” and will
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Julia Roberts Attached To Star In Amazon’s ‘Little Bee’ Film Adaptation; Kathleen Robertson Scripting

Julia Roberts Attached To Star In Amazon’s ‘Little Bee’ Film Adaptation; Kathleen Robertson Scripting
Exclusive: Julia Roberts has come aboard the feature adaptation of Chris Cleave's best-selling novel, Little Bee, which Kathleen Robertson is penning. Ritesh Batra (Lunchbox) is attached to direct for Amazon Studios. The human triumph story is a dual narrative about a young Nigerian asylum-seeker named Little Bee and Sarah O' Rourke (Roberts) a British magazine editor, who meet during the oil conflict in the Niger Delta and are reunited in…
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Hugh Grant and His New Wife Anna Eberstein Are "Best Friends" (Exclusive)

Actor Hugh Grant famously left his bride at the altar in Four Weddings and a Funeral, but the star — a seemingly confirmed bachelor in real life — flipped the script when he married his girlfriend of six years, Anna Eberstein, 39, in a surprise civil ceremony on May 25. As they exited the London registry office, the couple beamed with happiness and Anna held their little daughter on her hip. "Hugh loves Anna and wants to spend the rest of his life with her," an insider exclusively told Closer Weekly. "Anna is the one person who has managed to change him." Just a few years ago, the Notting Hill actor, 57, recorded a video where he said he doesn't believe in marriage. "[I am] not a massive believer in marriage," he said. The actor later told Howard Stern in an interview that marriage brings out "possessiveness, ownership, and jealousy." But with the 2011 birth of his first child,
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13 Photos of BFFs George Clooney and Julia Roberts That'll Make You Want in on the Joke

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13 Photos of BFFs George Clooney and Julia Roberts That'll Make You Want in on the Joke
Julia Roberts and George Clooney have been as thick as thieves since starring in Ocean's Eleven together in 2001. Since then, the two friends have hit many red carpets, appeared in three other movies together, and even caught a ride in Gwen Stefani's Carpool Karaoke - but no matter the occasion, Julia and George always seem to be absolutely losing their sh*t and cracking up whenever they're reunited. What's more, Julia is a fan of George's wife, Amal Clooney, with whom he welcomed twins in 2017. "George doesn't need my approval," Julia told People, "but I am quite enamored of her." Ahead, see the sweetest pictures to come out of this high-profile friendship.

Related: George Clooney Hits the Red Carpet With Amal and Cracks Up With Julia Roberts
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An 'Ocean's' Refresher Course Before Seeing 'Ocean's 8'

The Ocean's franchise is known for its convoluted schemes, which is par for the course if you are trying to rip off some of the most powerful casino folks in Las Vegas.

Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his team have resorted to faking an earthquake (Ocean's Thirteen), removing part of the top floor of a casino (also Ocean's Thirteen) and, in one of the most infamous moments in any franchise's history, had Tess Ocean (Julia Roberts) create a distraction by pretending to be … Julia Roberts (Ocean's Twelve). Apparently, Julia Roberts exists in the Ocean'...
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