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Iran Contra Trafficker Freeway Rick Ross Headed For TV In Emmett/Furla Deal

Power exec producer Randall Emmett and Lone Survivor exec producer George Furla will mount a TV series based on the exploits of "Freeway" Rick Ross. The drama will be based on Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Co-CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla will be exec producers alongside Lost Lane Entertainment's Zachery Ty Bryan. The subject, who sold his life rights, will produce with Antonio Moore and Neil Harrington. The book details how Ross…
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Illegal Cooking Fire at Homeless Camp Caused Southern California Fire Near Celebrity-Populated Bel-Air

Illegal Cooking Fire at Homeless Camp Caused Southern California Fire Near Celebrity-Populated Bel-Air
The Los Angeles fire that endangered the homes of Jennifer Aniston, Elon Musk, Beyoncé and Jay-Z was caused by an illegal cooking fire, People confirms.

Los Angeles Fire Department investigators have determined the Skirball fire in Bel-Air, California, was caused by flames at an encampment in a brush area adjacent to where Sepulveda Boulevard crosses under the San Diego (405) Freeway.

No individuals were present in the area of origin and no arrests have been made in connection with the Skirball fire, which burned more than 400 acres, destroyed six homes and damaged at least 12 in the Bel-Air community, one of the
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8 Throwback Reese Witherspoon Scenes We're Still Not Over

8 Throwback Reese Witherspoon Scenes We're Still Not Over
Although Reese Witherspoon is up for the outstanding lead actress Emmy for her performance in Big Little Lies, we’re still recovering from some of her most unforgettable big screen moments.

From the hilarious to the heartbreaking, these are some of the performances that helped Witherspoon become one of the most beloved actresses of her time.

(Warning: Some videos contain explicit language)

Legally Blonde: Warner breaks up with Elle

Never before has a devastated woman crying in public been so hilarious. The actress pulled it off as Warner (Matthew Davis) tells Elle (Witherspoon) she’s too much of a
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Spider-Man Visits Avengers Tower in 2 New Homecoming Posters

Spider-Man Visits Avengers Tower in 2 New Homecoming Posters
Get ready! A new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer is just around the corner. No release date has been announced for this all-new footage, but Sony and Marvel are teasing fans with a set of posters, which prominently feature the wall-crawler doing what he does best. After the first one-sheet for the movie emerged yesterday, we have two more courtesy of Imp Awards, as Peter Parker visits different landmarks around New York.

And oh, what a landmark! In this first teaser, we see Peter Parker clinging to the side of Avengers Tower. Perhaps he's trying to find Tony Stark for an upgrade to his spidey suit, which was created by Stark Industries. Or perhaps he's waiting around for his official membership card into the superhero group known as The Avengers. The second poster shows Parker visiting a less obvious tourist attraction, if you can call it that. Here he's seen hanging off
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Inside Danny Elfman's Twisted Cult Film 'Forbidden Zone'

Inside Danny Elfman's Twisted Cult Film 'Forbidden Zone'
Long before he wrote the wild, dramatic score for Batman and the twisted song cycle that runs through the beloved Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman's original claim to cinematic fame was far quirkier than anything he'd ever dream up for Tim Burton: He portrayed Satan, dressed in a long-tail white tux, conducting an orchestra of goblins in a run-through of every "hidey-hidey-hidey-ho" in Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher." The episode, in the campy 1980 cult hit Forbidden Zone, found the redheaded composer wiggling, shimmying and writhing as he
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Reese Witherspoon: American Cinematheque Honors Hollywood Power Woman

Reese Witherspoon: American Cinematheque Honors Hollywood Power Woman
With the rising buzz about female superheroes, let’s praise the plain old Hollywood heroics of Reese Witherspoon, who’s being honored Oct. 30 by the American Cinematheque. The brainy blonde was ahead of the gender equality curve, founding her own movie company, Pacific Standard, and developing female-driven projects with partner Bruna Papandrea. Given the New Orleans native’s Type-a personality, it’s no surprise that her company’s first two films, “Wild” (in which she starred) and “Gone Girl,” earned three Oscar nominations — with Witherspoon nabbing one for actress.

With these two films, Witherspoon, an avid reader, solidified the bridge between chick lit and chick films that had already been established by Ya super-hits “The Twilight Saga” and “The Hunger Games.” And, like the heroines in these post-feminist movies, Witherspoon wasn’t going to go all damsel-in-distress: if there weren’t enough challenging female roles, she would build them herself.
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The Conversation: Top 10 American Indie Filmmakers Missing in Action

No film buff wants to see a promising, or prominent filmmaker pull a disappearing act a la Terrence Malick, (though it seems he isn’t keen to repeat another lapse like the one between Days of Heaven to The Thin Red Line), but whether they’re dealing with unforeseeable professional (endless pre-production woes, writer’s block) or personal issues, sometimes there is a considerable time between projects.

With John Cameron Mitchell, Charlie Kaufman, Rebecca Miller, Patty Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan and more recently, Barry Jenkins recently moving out of the so called “inactive” period, we decided to compile a list of the top ten American filmmakers who, for the most part, we’ve lost sight of and would like to see get back in the director’s chair again. Most of the filmmakers listed below have gone well over half a decade without a substantial movement in this category. Here is
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Fright At Home – August 4th: Snakes, Bears, Zombies and Cannibals!!

This week sees quite a few releases hitting shelves/stores, with everything from giant snakes fighting giant crocs to post-apocalyptic survival and hey, there’s even some killer bears and cannibals thrown in for good measure. We thought we’d shine the spotlight on a few of the standout genre (and a couple of non-genre) films that are available to pick up today, and while we’ve tackled some of them already (Inner Demons, Burying The Ex and Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead), we’ve got the rundown on the rest for you fright fanatics!

Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (Anchor Bay/Gravitas Ventures)

A feature film based on the popular (and creepy) Marble Hornets series, Always Watching brings the series and the eerie Slender Man into your DVD players, with a found footage-like tale revolving around a trio of reporters that get caught up in something way over their heads.
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The Voice Season 8 Performance Finale Recap: Hat Man Vs. Supergirl?

The Voice Season 8 Performance Finale Recap: Hat Man Vs. Supergirl?
The greatest superhero movie of summer went down on Monday night — in the reality-competition genre, of all places! — and there wasn’t a single exploding car, collapsing building or vortex into another dimension in sight.

Some people might refer to it as The Voice‘s Season 8 Performance Finale, but to my ears, we might as well dub it Sawyer Vs. Koryn: Wonder-Teen Vocals Activate! (which, come to think of it, would be the kind of Saturday morning fare I’d encourage my children to watch).

Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
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Reese Witherspoon on Cruel Intentions: My Kids Don't Need to See Me & Ryan Phillippe Having Sex

Reese Witherspoon on Cruel Intentions: My Kids Don't Need to See Me & Ryan Phillippe Having Sex
It was their parents' shining moment together on screen. But Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe's kids have no interest in seeing Cruel Intentions – and no wonder!

The actors have talked about the 1999 film with daughter Ava, 15, and son Deacon, 11, and even showed them places in Central Park where some scenes were shot. But the kids have no intention of watching it, Witherspoon, 39, said Thursday on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live.

"They have this Cruel Intentions play in L.A. that's like a musical. So I was going to take them to that. But they haven't seen it," she said.
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Hot Pursuit (2015) – The Review

The superheroes started the Summer with a bang (and a pow and lotsa’ crashes) last Friday, so it’s now time for what is turning out to be another warm weather cinema staple: the female-driven, often raunchy comedy, which can probably be traced back to the surprise smash of 2011, Bridesmaids. Its breakout star, Melissa McCarthy, then became the unofficial queen of Summer R-rated gagfests with The Heat and Tammy. So, is this the 2015 model Mm comedy? Nope, we’ve got a few weeks to go before she reteams with director Paul Feig for Spy (also to premiere shortly is the feature film debut of cable TV firebrand Amy Schumer). This is an attempted funny flick that riffs on one of her previous hits. It’s an action-cop-buddy-comedy which pairs an Oscar-winning actress (like Sandra Bullock in The Heat) with funny lady mostly known for her broadcast TV work (Melissa still
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Wild Review

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Adam Driver

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 115 mins

Synopsis: After a series of unfortunate events Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon), a recovering drug addict, sets out on a 1100 mile trek by foot across America’s Pacific Crest Trail.

This time last year we were all mesmerised by Jean-Marc Vallee’s brilliant Dallas Buyers Club, a film that saw both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto bag an Oscar. Now just twelve months later Vallee has produced another stunning piece of cinema that is garnering a lot of award season chatter.

Once more the story is a true life tale, this time around we have Reese Witherspoon starring as Cheryl Strayed, a young woman who, through determination to turn her life around, makes it her mission to conquer the Pacific Crest Trail. For those not in the know the Pacific Crest Trail is really long (over 1000 miles).

The
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Reese Witherspoon Facts: 35 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Lil' Spoon

Believe it or not, Reese Witherspoon has been a leading lady for nearly 25 years.

After a string of starring roles while still just a teenager, Witherspoon truly broke out in "Pleasantville" (1998) as a 1990s high schooler transported to the '50s. It was her turn as the perky Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde" (2001), though, that proved the actress was here to stay. Since then, her career has only blossomed (Oscar, included), and this holiday season, the actress seeks salvation on a 1000-mile hike in the docudrama "Wild."

From her years spent in Germany to her favorite thing about being a mom, here are 35 things you (probably) don't know about Reese Witherspoon.

1. Reese Witherspoon was born March 22, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana to John Draper Witherspoon Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Reese.

2. Her birth name is Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon.

3. Witherspoon's father was an otolaryngologist, while her mother was a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University.
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Spotlight on the Stars: Reese Witherspoon

For this week’s brand new spotlight piece, I wanted to cite an A-lister who is having one really good 2014, to say the least. It’s Reese Witherspoon, an Academy Award winning actress who only this year is finally solidifying her status not just as a star, but as a supremely talented actress as well. It’s high time too, as she’s given more top quality performances than a lot of people realize. From some of her early work to the performance that won her the Oscar, Witherspoon has become a deserving member of the A-list, though someone who doesn’t always get the credit that she truly deserves. As such, it’s only appropriate today to put the spotlight on her. Here we go… Witherspoon got her start with a few head turning roles in smaller films, starting with The Man in the Moon, followed by A Far Off Place and Freeway,
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Movie Review: Kill the Messenger

The history of America’s “War on Drugs” has produced many stories. One of the lesser-known ones is that of the late Gary Webb, an investigative reporter for the San Jose Mercury News who wrote a series of articles about the CIA’s involvement in cocaine trafficking into the United States. The film Kill the Messenger tries to tell the story of Webb and the backlash he faced because of his writing. Unfortunately, despite some good performances, the film falls short of its lofty ambitions.

Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), a journalist for the San Jose Mercury News, thinks he’s found the story of a lifetime when he discovers information that seems to expose the CIA’s role in arming the Contra rebels in Nicaragua and supporting their trafficking of cocaine into the United States. But after Webb’s expose is published, he becomes the target of a vicious smear
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10 Movie Guys You Wouldn’t Take Home To Meet Your Parents

Troma Entertainment

Ladies, has the thought of bringing home your new flame ever made you want to cry? You’re almost certain your parents will never let that man in the house? Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many positive aspects you emphasize about your mate, your parents will just never accept a certain type of person.

A few weeks ago we shared with you 10 Movie Girls You Wouldn’t Take Home To Meet Your Parents, including Reese Witherspoon in Freeway, Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction and Jennifer Tilly in Bride Of Chucky. These types of women are often described as “girls you wouldn’t take home to meet mom” – over-sexed, mentally deranged, generally not Thanksgiving dinner material.

Here we’re going to be looking at the other side of the coin: guys you wouldn’t take home to meet mom. This could be for any number of reasons, including
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‘Spring Breakers 2’ Producers: James Franco Is a Hypocrite (Exclusive)

‘Spring Breakers 2’ Producers: James Franco Is a Hypocrite (Exclusive)
With their Muse Productions company hanging on such edgy fare as “American Psycho,” “Freeway,” “Buffalo 66″ and “Spring Breakers,” producers Chris and Roberta Hanley are no strangers to controversy, however there’s something in the spring air this year that has gotten them more than their share of colorful press.

Earlier this month, former business partner on the Harmony Korine-directed hit pic “Spring BreakersWicks Walker sued Muse and fellow producer Jordan Gertner of Hero Entertainment for breach of contract.

This week, as the Hanleys and Gertner were landing in Cannes to start tubthumping several projects, including the upcoming sequel, “Spring Breakers: The Second Coming,” their star of the original picture took to Instagram to denounce the sequel as “not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent,” acidly adding, “it will be a horrible film.”

The Hanleys and Gertner spoke to Variety exclusively about this Franco dustup, giving back
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'Spring Breakers 2' Producers Respond to James Franco's Criticisms

'Spring Breakers 2' Producers Respond to James Franco's Criticisms
Yesterday, Spring Breakers star James Franco, who received critical raves for his performance as the cornrowed drug dealer Alien, issued a harsh statement for the filmmakers behind the sequel Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, which neither he nor director Harmony Korine are involved with. In case you missed it yesterday, here's the actor's statement in full.

Statement About Spring Breakers 2: This is not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent. The original was wholly Harmony's creation and these producers are capitalizing on that innovative film to make money on a weak sequel. I want everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship. It will be a terrible film, with a horrible reason d'&#234tre: to make money off someone else's creativity. Can you imagine someone making the sequel to Taxi Driver without Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro's consents?
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Cannes: ‘Breakers’ Sequel Team Springs Back at Franco (Exclusive)

Cannes: ‘Breakers’ Sequel Team Springs Back at Franco (Exclusive)
With their Muse Prods. shingle hanging on such edgy fare as “American Psycho,” “Freeway,” “Buffalo 66″ and “Spring Breakers,” producers Chris and Roberta Hanley are no strangers to controversy; however, there’s something in the spring air this year that has gotten them more than their share of colorful press.

Earlier this month, former business partner on the Harmony Korine-directed hit pic “Spring BreakersWicks Walker sued Muse and fellow producer Jordan Gertner of Hero Entertainment for breach of contract.

This week, as the Hanleys and Gertner were landing in Cannes to start tubthumping several projects, including the upcoming sequel “Spring Breakers: The Second Coming,” their star of the original picture, James Franco (pictured above in the film), took to Instagram to denounce the sequel as “not being done with Harmony Korine or my consent,” acidly adding, “it will be a horrible film.”

The Hanleys and Gertner spoke to
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Chris Kattan: Former ‘SNL’ Star Arrested For DUI

Say it ain’t so, Mango! The former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star got himself into trouble on Feb. 10 in California, striking a vehicle and then admitting to police officers that he was driving under the influence of prescription meds.

Chris Kattan, welcome to the Justin Bieber club. The comedian/actor was arrested early in the morning on Feb. 10 for DUI after he hit another car, according to TMZ.

Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI

Chris, who gave life to popular Saturday Night Live characters like Mr. Peepers and Doug Butabi from A Night at the Roxbury, was pulled over and arrested after he was caught on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley “weaving all over the roadway at slow speeds.” He also reportedly crossed into an area that was coned off and struck a Dept. of Transportation vehicle from behind.

Chris Kattan DUI Arrest

After being pulled over, Chris admitted
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