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Jerry O'Connell Joins Katie Holmes in The Secret Movie

Tri-g and Savvy Media Holdings announced today that Jerry O'Connell and Celia Weston have signed on to star alongside Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas in Andy Tennant's The Secret Movie. Joe Gelchion's Tri-g, Matthew George's Savvy Media Holdings and Robert Katz under his Shine Box banner recently boarded the film to produce, alongside Robert Cort Productions, Illumination Entertainment and Covert Media.

Producers include Robert Cort, Rhonda Byrne, Paul Hanson, Matthew George, and Robert Katz and Joe Gelchion, who's banner Tri-g is fully financing the film. Covert Media is handling international sales which continue through the Afm this week. Principal photography begins today in New Orleans.

The Secret Movie centers around a hard-working young widow with three children who hires a handyman to fix her house during a terrible storm. As the handyman grows closer to the family, he shares his philosophy of believing in the power of thought to create what we want,
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Lakeshore’s Jason Buckley to Co-Head International Sales With Laura Austin-Little (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Beverly Hills-based movie and TV company Lakeshore Entertainment, whose recent movies include Jennifer Garner’s action thriller “Peppermint” and Baltasar Kormákur’s sailing drama “Adrift,” starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, has promoted Jason Buckley to join Laura Austin-Little as co-head of international sales.

COO Eric Reid said: “Working alongside Laura, Jason’s long relationships with international film and television buyers continue to generate strong returns in a constantly evolving distribution space.”

Lakeshore has entered pre-production on “The Boy 2,” the sequel to their 2016 box office hit “The Boy,” starring Katie Holmes, and is working with Stx on “Salem Village,” which is expected to launch early next year.

Lakeshore’s Off the Dock division, which focuses on lower-budget and alternative movies, is in post-production on Robert Luketic’s romantic comedy “The Wedding Year.” It is pushing into the horror space and the faith-based space, with a number of titles in development.
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Richard Gere Apologizes to Fans Who Watch 'Pretty Woman' Time and Time Again

Are you a big fan of the 1990s classic Pretty Woman? If so, Richard Gere sends his apologies! As it turns out, the 68-year-old feels bad for all of the iconic film's die-hard viewers who can't seem to turn off the TV whenever the movie is on. "When they tell me this I apologize because I take up so much of their time," Richard said during a new interview. In fact, he said that "quite often" strangers will tell him that they've seen the movie up to 150 times. That said, Richard admitted that he is well-aware of why Pretty Woman is such a compelling love story. "In the end, that movie is about acceptance, it’s about trust, it’s about love. I think we’re all looking for that — doesn’t matter who we are," he told Us Weekly on Tuesday, April 24. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Apologies aside, Richard's
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The Lodges’ Thomas Doherty and Sarah Jeffrey to reprise their roles for Disney’s Descendants 3

  • HeyUGuys
With the third installment of Disney’s Descendents about to commence filming, it has been revealed that Thomas Doherty and Sarah Jeffrey will back to reprise their roles in the feature.

The highly-anticipated third movie in a trilogy about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains will see Jeffrey return as the Beautiful and prim Audrey, the daughter of Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).

Related: Descendants 2 Interviews with Thomas Doherty, Booboo Stewart and Kenny Ortega.

Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair will reprise their roles as Harry and Gil, members of Uma’s pirate crew, joining Dove Cameron as Mal, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as King Ben and China Anne McClain as Uma.

Directed by Emmy® and DGA Award-winning Kenny Ortega, Descendants 3 is written by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon who, with Kenny Ortega and Wendy Japhet,
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This Is Us Ep Breaks Down Finale's 'Emotionally Loaded' Flash-Forwards

“It’s time to go see her, Tess.”

Though This Is Us‘ Season 2 finale was ostensibly about Kate and Toby’s nuptials, chances are that the final few moments — and the quote above, uttered by Future Randall — will be what viewers obsess over during the summer hiatus.

The tearjerker drama wrapped its sophomore season Tuesday with an episode that juxtaposed Randall’s speech at his sister’s wedding reception with glances at the future for several of the Pearsons. In the flash-forwards, Kevin traveled to Vietnam with his new girlfriend/Beth’s cousin (more on that in a moment), Toby
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Sharon Stone and Bette Midler Team for Tale of the Allergist's Wife

Sharon Stone and Bette Midler Team for Tale of the Allergist's Wife
Two-time Academy Award Nominee, Grammy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe Winner Bette Midler, who is fresh off the back of her wildly successful Tony Award winning turn as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's, Hello, Dolly!, will join Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Winner/Nominee Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Mosaic) to star in the film version of Charles Busch's Tony Nominated Broadway hit, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, to be directed by Andy Fickman (Parental Guidance, Game Plan). Imr will commence foreign sales at the Efm in Berlin.

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife is the newest entry in the grand tradition of odd couple comedies. Midler will play Marjorie Taub, an upper-middle-class, Upper-West-Sider in the midst of a volcanic later-life crisis. Her loving husband, acclaimed allergist to the homeless, Dr. Ira Taub, tries in vain to help. But everything changes with the
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James Newton Howard – 30 Years Of Music For Hollywood, Royal Albert Hall

Embarking on a major European tour this autumn is celebrated Hollywood composer James Newton Howard, his first stop being the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London’s Kensington. Howard has scored over 150 productions in a thirty-plus year career in the film and TV industry, kicking off with the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman. His ‘greatest hits’ tour is a celebration of his career so far, and we caught him as he fired up the Royal Academy of Music Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus at the Albert Hall on the first night his multiple-date trip, which will also take in the likes of Austria, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. The James Newton Howard concert, reviewed at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 3rd November 2017.

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The evening kicked off with a pleasing introduction by the man
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Julia Roberts Acts Out 26 of Her Movies in Under 10 Minutes

Julia Roberts Acts Out 26 of Her Movies in Under 10 Minutes
Julia Roberts has a new movie to promote. But since Wonder isn't in theaters until Nov. 17, James Corden wanted to re-promote some of her past projects—26 of them to be exact—on Wednesday's episode of The Late Late Show. Roberts was game to revisit her previous roles—or, to be honest, "as ready as I'm going to get." In under 10 minutes, Corden and Roberts acted out scenes from Notting Hill, Mona Lisa Smile, Larry Crowne, Runaway Bride, Steel Magnolias, Charlie Wilson's War, Mystic Pizza, America's Sweethearts, Eat Pray Love, Closer, Pretty Woman, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Stepmom, Wonder, Mirror Mirror, Flatliners, Hook, Charlotte's Web, Erin Brockovich,...
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Julia Roberts and James Corden Recreate Her Career in 9 Minutes, Have a ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Sing-Along

Julia Roberts and James Corden Recreate Her Career in 9 Minutes, Have a ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Sing-Along
Julia Roberts is just a girl, standing in front of James Corden, asking him to act out her movies with her. The 49-year-old Oscar winner recreated some of her top films during a clip, which aired on Wednesday's The Late Late Show.

Starting out with her iconic line from Notting Hill, she went on to act out scenes from Runaway Bride, Steel Magnolias, Charlie Wilson’s War, Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman, Hook, Erin Brockovich, The Pelican Brief, and Sleeping With the Enemy.

When it came time to act out Oceans 11 and 12, Corden stepped out in an interesting outfit.

“What are you doing?” Roberts asked him.

“I’m being George Clooney! I’ve got coffee, tequila, a couple of these,” he said, knocking together some twin baby dolls.

More: Julia Roberts Reflects on 'Selfish' Life as a Young Actress: 'I Was My Priority'

But the best moment came when she acted out her 1997 rom com, My Best Friend’s Wedding
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Hugh Hefner’s Young Widow Crystal Harris ‘Won the Jackpot,’ Say Twitter Trolls

  • The Wrap
Hugh Hefner’s Young Widow Crystal Harris ‘Won the Jackpot,’ Say Twitter Trolls
As many mourned Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, some social media users instead trolled his widow, Crystal Harris. The publishing legend, who died Wednesday at 91, married the model and former Playmate of the Month on Dec. 31, 2012. He was 86 and she was 26. The pair were first engaged in 2010, but Harris called the wedding off five days before she was due to walk down the aisle and was later dubbed “the Runaway Bride.” Also Read: 10 Major Moments from Hugh Hefner's Career (Photos) Hefner’s son Cooper sent out a statement following his passing saying: “He will be greatly missed by many, including.
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Watch: A Runaway Bride Weighs Her Options in Exclusive “Different Flowers” Clip

Different Flowers

“You don’t leave a man at the altar then grovel at his feet. Woman up,” Emma (Hope Lauren, “Supergirl”) urges older sister Millie (Emma Bell, “The Walking Dead”) in our exclusive clip of “Different Flowers.” Millie is a runaway bride — she fled her lavender-themed Kansas wedding and her fiancé, who was waiting for her at the altar. And now she’s left dealing with the aftermath of her decision.

When Millie considers whether she should give the would-be groom a call, Emma is quick to reject the idea and offer one of her own. She thinks that Millie needs to get rid of her engagement ring.

Different Flowers” marks Morgan Dameron’s feature directorial debut. She also penned the script, which sees the sisters setting off on an adventure together. You can catch the comedy in theaters September 29.

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Watch: A Runaway Bride Weighs Her Options in Exclusive “Different Flowers” Clip was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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‘Descendants 2’: How This Long-Running Female Writing Team Came Up With One of Disney’s Most Important Franchises

  • Indiewire
‘Descendants 2’: How This Long-Running Female Writing Team Came Up With One of Disney’s Most Important Franchises
When Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon first teamed up 32 years ago, the door had just started to crack open for female film writers.

“We came at the right time, it was right when women writers were coming into vogue,” McGibbon said. “It was the time of ‘Thelma and Louise’ and there was two of us — a blonde and a brunette and it all fell into place.”

Parriott and McGibbon’s latest project, “Descendants 2,” premieres Friday night on Disney Channel, as well as ABC, Freeform, Disney Xd and Lifetime. It’s now a key franchise for Disney, and the latest career twist for Parriott and McGibbon, who now boast one of the longest-running writing partnerships in all of Hollywood.

Read MoreAt D23, Disney Showed Off Its Mighty Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar Muscle — Full Report

The duo initially chose film over TV because “we felt in success we could still
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Indie Film Has Saved the Romantic Comedy — These 11 Movies Prove Why

Indie Film Has Saved the Romantic Comedy — These 11 Movies Prove Why
In 2009, Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds propelled “The Proposal” to nearly $165 million at the U.S. box office. The summer before, Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher spun a profit with “What Happens in Vegas,” which earned $80 million on a $30 million budget. In 1998, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan amassed $115 million for “You’ve Got Mail,” while Julia Roberts and Richard Gere pulled in $152 million for “Runaway Bride” a year later.

Read More: 11 Great Movies That Prove Indie Film Saved the Romantic Comedy

All of this is to say that there was once a time when the romantic-comedy genre was a slam dunk when it came to turning a profit at the box office. But in the age of superhero movies and big-budget tentpoles, there’s hardly room for rom-coms. And yet the genre never really died, it just went indie.

The last several years have made one thing very clear: Indie film is the savior of the rom-com. Click through the gallery for 11 great films that prove why.

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This ‘Pretty Woman’ is the Most Beautiful Woman too!

Julia Roberts, the Hollywood actress with a huge fan following across the globe has been chosen as the Most Beautiful Woman of 2017 by the People’s magazine. And this feat, she has reportedly managed it for the 5th time.

She had apparently mentioned that she would be bragging about this accomplishment to her dear friend George Clooney.

Julia Roberts rose to fame with Pretty Woman co-starring Richard Gere. Since then she has been a part of many films such as Sleeping With The Enemy, The Pelican Brief, My Best Friend’s wedding. Notting Hill, Runaway Bride, Erin Brockovich and...
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Madam Secretary: Love Meets Politics and Heartbreak for Jay and Daisy

Everyone loves a love story. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as there is a fairy tale happy ending. Though in this week’s episode of Madam Secretary, there’s no such thing as a fairy tale ending. The whole modern-day Romeo and Juliet thing is an interesting take on political marriages. Usually, a union like this doesn’t last for very long. Or so I’ve heard. At least Juan-Luis and Soledad are smitten with each other instead of having to learn how to love. That is until the latter got all Runaway Bride on her husband-to-be. I completely understand why she

Madam Secretary: Love Meets Politics and Heartbreak for Jay and Daisy
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Celeb Couples Who Called Off Their Engagements

Celeb Couples Who Called Off Their Engagements
Remember when the original "Bennifer" called it quits on their relationship and engagement? And did you know Julia Roberts was almost a real-life "Runaway Bride"? The actress and fellow stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are among several celebs who canceled their wedding plans. The list also includes Britney Spears, Miley CyrusLady GagaGwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Demi Moore and Nick CannonBen Affleck and Jennifer Lopez: The two started dating after meeting on the set of their film Gigli, a box office bomb, in 2002. He appeared in her "Jenny From the Block" music video. The two got engaged...
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How To Escape A Date

How To Escape A Date
With Valentine’s Day quickly creeping up on us all, now is the perfect time to start thinking about all the ways romantic interactions can go horribly wrong and to plan your strategy for ending them as quickly as possible.

Luckily, the Twitter hive mind is making sure we’re not alone in our Runaway Bride-light antics. With #HowToEscapeADate, the always-reliable tweeting masses are giving us some fantastic tips for self-rescue that we really wish had been there when that dude kept high-fiving us over dinner.

#HowToEscapeADate

No matter what he's talking about, bring the conversation back to your cat.
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Descendants 2 Trailer Introduces Ursula's Daughter Uma

Descendants 2 Trailer Introduces Ursula's Daughter Uma
After Disney Channel's The Descendants was the top cable TV movie of 2015, a sequel was quickly ordered, with the beloved characters from the first movie all set to return, along with a few new characters as well. Today we have the first poster and trailer for Descendants 2, which offers our first look at Uma, the daughter of Little Mermaid villain Ursula, played by China Anne McClain. We also have a photo that features Uma alongside two more new characters, Harry (Thomas Doherty), the son of Peter Pan villain Captain Hook and Gus (Dylan Playfair), the son of Beauty and the Beast villain Gaston. Here's what director Kenny Ortega had to say about these new characters, and how they fit into the story.

"The Isle of the Lost is an island that houses the most infamous villains, so it seemed natural for a pirate gang including the offspring of Ursula,
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Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017

Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017
Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”

Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:

Jan. 25, 2002: A Walk to Remember (15 Years)

While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.

Let’s not also forget that 2002 gave us Naomie Harris in 28 Days Later, Barbershop, Ryan Gosling in Murder by Numbers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, [link
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