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Why WWE Hasn’t Plugged Saudi Arabia as the Location for ‘Crown Jewel’ for 2 Weeks

  • The Wrap
The WWE pay-per-view event “Crown Jewel” is just 11 days away, but wrestlers won’t utter the name of its location on tonight’s episode of “Raw.” In fact, the words “Saudi Arabia” have been strikingly absent from WWE programming since the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

That’s by order of WWE management, an insider told TheWrap. The insider said WWE talent have been instructed to promote the event — but not its location — for two weeks now, ever since the search for Khashoggi turned into a murder investigation, with the Saudi Arabian government as the prime suspect.

The wrestling company is weighing whether to continue the event, or join the slew of companies that have frozen or vowed to exit deals with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi’s death.

Also Read: 16 Hollywood and Media Deals With Saudi Arabia - And Where They Now Stand

WWE.com has also stripped all
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‘SmackDown 1000’ on USA Network Draws WWE Show’s Biggest Audience Since April

  • The Wrap
Tuesday’s “WWE SmackDown 1000” tagged in 2.55 million total viewers last night, the best for a “SmackDown Live” episode since April 24.

The 1,000th overall episode of the USA Network show included a tag team title change and the return of WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio, who is pictured above delivering his 6-1-9 finishing maneuver to United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.

The jam-packed pair of hours also featured the rare (these days) Vince McMahon cameo, and reunited former wrestling faction Evolution.

Also Read: John Cena Is Going to Ruin This Poor Hypnotized Baker's Day in 'Double Take' Premiere (Exclusive Video)

See all of the Oct. 16 blue-brand results from Washington, D.C. here.

“SmackDown Live” airs Tuesdays from 8-10 p.m. Et on USA.

Read original story ‘SmackDown 1000’ on USA Network Draws WWE Show’s Biggest Audience Since April At TheWrap
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John Cena Is Going to Ruin This Poor Hypnotized Baker’s Day in ‘Double Take’ Premiere (Exclusive Video)

  • The Wrap
John Cena Is Going to Ruin This Poor Hypnotized Baker’s Day in ‘Double Take’ Premiere (Exclusive Video)
John Cena has no idea what John Cena looks like — or how to pronounce “Cena” — on the series premiere of his new Facebook Watch hypnosis-prank series, “Double Take.”

On Episode 1, which premieres Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8/7c along with the entirety of Season 1, “celebrity hypnotist” Chris Jones tricks Cena superfan Kristin into baking a cake for the WWE superstar, with the WWE superstar.

Of course, she’s under Jones’ spell, and has no idea that her bumbling idiot assistant is actually her hero.

Watch a preview clip of the madness via the video above, which is exclusive to TheWrap.

Also Read: John Oliver Piledrives WWE Over Saudi Arabia Ties (Video)

Here is the full episode description for “John Cena Gives His Superfan the Surprise of a Lifetime”:

Kristin — a die-hard John Cena fan who has used his “never give up” mantra to better her life, and is even planning her
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John Cena and a ‘Celebrity Hypnotist’ Are Teaming up for Facebook Watch Prank Series (Video)

  • The Wrap
John Cena and a ‘Celebrity Hypnotist’ Are Teaming up for Facebook Watch Prank Series (Video)
John Cena is partnering up with “celebrity hypnotist” Chris Jones on new Facebook Watch prank series, “Double Take.” The Loud TV show premieres on Sept. 5.

In addition to Cena, who will appear in Episode 1, other stars to be featured over the first six episodes include Adam Rippon, Steve-o, NeNe Leakes, Gabriel Iglesias and Pamela Anderson.

The WWE Superstar will executive produce the series via his Hard Nocks South banner. For ITV America’s Loud TV, Nick Rigg, David George, Simon Thomas and Adam Dolgins are executive producers. Ken Schwab is executive producer for Ken Schwab Media, and David Bulhack also serves as executive producer.

Also Read: WWE 'Raw' After SummerSlam Is Most-Watched Episode Since Greatest Royal Rumble Week

Here is the show’s (lengthy) official description:

In each 12 to 15-minute episode of “Double Take,” hypnotist and prankster extraordinaire Chris Jones conspires with a different celebrity to give one
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Who Is Brett Ratner, the Rush Hour and X-Men Director Accused of Sexual Harassment by Olivia Munn and Others?

  • PEOPLE.com
Who Is Brett Ratner, the Rush Hour and X-Men Director Accused of Sexual Harassment by Olivia Munn and Others?
Movie producer and director Brett Ratner has been accused of multiple incidents of sexual misconduct or harassment — including by actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, who both spoke to the Los Angeles Times.

Munn claims that while visiting the set of the 2004 Ratner-directed film After the Sunset, he masturbated in front of her, while Henstridge told the paper that when she was 19, she was forced to perform oral sex on Ratner in his New York apartment after watching a movie with a group of friends.

In the Times article, published Wednesday, a total of six women spoke out against the longtime Hollywood power player,
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X-men: The Last Stand Director Brett Ratner Thinks Rotten Tomatoes Is the Worst Thing to Happen to Hollywood

Director Brett Ratner thinks Rotten Tomatoes is the worst thing that has ever happened to Hollywood. That makes sense, as he directed X-Men The Last Stand, Rush Hour 2&3, Movie 43, Double Take, Money Talks, and a handful of other films that are on the lower end of the review aggregator's spectrum. While he does have some fresh films, his highest achievement, Red Dragon, sits at 69%. Now that you know that, take a look at what he says about the site to EW:

“I think it’s the destruction of our business. I have such respect and admiration for film criticism. When I was growing up film criticism was a real art. And there was intellect that went into that. And you would read Pauline’s Kael’s reviews, or some others, and that doesn’t exist anymore. Now it’s about a number. A compounded number of how many positives vs.
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Round-Up: Funko’s Ghostbusters Dorbz, Sable Stills, Free Unotld Comic, The Devil Acquisition Details

Funko announced new Ghostbusters Dorbz items that will be available in February of 2016. Also in this round-up: new images for Michael Matteo Rossi's Sable, details on the free (for 24 hours) Remote #2: Radio Silence comic, and acquisition news for the action-horror film, The Devil.

Ghostbusters Dorbz: From Funko: "Who you gonna call?!

The Ghostbusters Dorbz line now includes the iconic Ecto-1 Dorbz Ridez, the official transportation for the world famous Ghostbusters!

Every Ecto-1 Dorbz Ridez comes with a marshmallowed Egon Spengler Dorbz!

Coming in February!

Dorbz Xl: Ghostbusters - Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Dorbz Xl is crashing the party! It's going to take all four Ghostbusters to bring this 6-inch figure down!

Coming in February!"

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Sable: ""There is no coming to consciousness without pain". Sable, the upcoming feature by Michael Matteo Rossi, tells the story of a young woman's search for self-discovery through many trials and tribulations.
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Pete Wentz Insults His 'Ridiculous' Pre-Cut Hair (Video)

Pete Wentz is one of the many celebrities starring in the new online series Double Take for Power Balance, where celebs take on the challenge of interviewing themselves. Strangely enough, his hair–which was recently totally overhauled–was a big topic of conversation. In this goofy, laughable interview, Wentz brings up questions regarding the not so secret life of whether he is a vampire as well as much more: I get it, Pete Wentz, vampire, eyeliner thing. I wasn't in Twilight. He also makes it clear that his skinny jeans trend was not started after trying on a pair of his wife, Ashlee Simpson Wentz's...
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‘Sports Ballz’ Does Sexy Kobe Bryant

Sports and web series are like egg nog and Canadian Whisky—mixed together they make even the worst of Mondays mornings tolerable. Athletes are natural pranksters and the world of sports is so rife for parody it’s no wonder jocks make the best SNL hosts. By now, we thought Espn’s plucky send-up Mayne Street and Vuguru’s Back on Topps have thoroughly mined the world of sports cameos, not to mention the one-on-self athelte punking Double Take (watch Shaq’s ep again) that bowed in November. But then comes this latest call-up, an indie comedy, Sports Ballz, from creators Jason Schmid and Jake Bern in its initial run on Funny or Die. Related News:‘Narrow World of Sports’, Peter Mehlman’s Fresh Jock Comedy ‘Flash Sports Tonight’ – A Cleverly Crass Espn Roid Fest ‘Palisades Pool Party’, One Sexy Fun Awkward Conundrum
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Documentaries to "Exit" 2010 With and More New DVDs

  • IFC
A look at what's new on DVD today:

"Gasland" (2010)

Directed by Josh Fox

Released by New Video Group

"Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work"

Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg

Released by Mpi Home Video

"Exit Through the Gift Shop" (2010)

Directed by Banksy

Released by Oscilloscope Laboratories

If you haven't caught up on the year's best documentaries in time to fill out your top 10 list, three of them will be hitting DVD shelves this week, beginning with Josh Fox's Sundance award-winning "Gasland," an exploration of the "hydraulic fracturing" going on in own backyard, a type of drilling that has spread to 34 states in the U.S. and has left a host of reservoirs of toxic waste and frequent gas explosions along the way. For something less serious, but equally compelling, there is also Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work," which follows the
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Bright Lights 69, Wenders @ 65, More

  • MUBI
Editor Gary Morris, freshly relocated to San Francisco, introduces the new issue of Bright Lights Film Journal and these are just a few of the highlights that leap out to my eye: Alan Vanneman "contributes another fine entry in his epic trek through the work of Fred Astaire, this one on Minnelli's The Band Wagon.... Lesley Chow finds fascinating perversity in the pianist motif in films like Preminger's Angel Face and of course Haneke's The Piano Teacher. Jacob Mikanowski has three articles this time: an ambitious discussion of five experimental films and reviews of the Hitchcock curio Double Take and the woefully underrated King Vidor-Bette Davis masterpiece Beyond the Forest.... New contributor Jonathan Simmons explains why Zizek's reading of The Birds is full of shit.... André Bazin makes another Bl appearance courtesy of Bert Cardullo's translation of everybody's favorite critic's review of De Sica's Umberto D. Frank Tashlin,
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The 26 Contemporary Directors with the Lowest Average Box-Office Gross

  • Pajiba
Having explored over the last two days both the Box Office Sweet Spot and the directors with the highest average box-office over the course of their careers, I can't quite let it go until I round up the directors with the lowest box-office average, too (since 1980). Again, to be included on the list, the director must have made at least four films, and I also excluded those directors who didn't have at least four movies in the English language (just because a director like Tom Twyker or Hayao Miyazaki may not be commercially successful in America doesn't mean he hasn't been incredibly successful overseas).

I think the trend that you're most likely to pick up on from this list is that you don't have to make scads of money at the box office to be considered a successful or very well-respected director. Many of the directors on this list have Oscars,
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This week's new DVD & Blu-ray releases

The Lovely Bones

DVD & Blu-Ray, Paramount

It shouldn't matter if a film adaptation of a book fails to follow its source material to the letter – providing, of course, that it delivers a strong enough tale. Even if you haven't read Alice Sebold's novel, with its longer timescale and darker details, it's hard not to feel some important elements are skimmed over or even omitted in Peter Jackson's film version. It's narrated by a murdered young girl, Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan), as she flits between limbo and the real world, helplessly watching her grieving family and her uncaught killer, George Harvey (a terrifyingly mundane Stanley Tucci), who is now targeting her sister. Perhaps for reasons of taste, the murder is not dwelt upon but this diminishes the impact of what follows; it even seems Susie is better off dead in her fantasy afterlife and that can't be right, can it?
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Robert Pattinson’s Top 30 Hottest Outfits Ever

  • VH1.com
Robert Pattinson (photos) swooners rejoice! Not only does Remember Me hit the DVD racks today and Eclipse hit theaters next week, but we’ve also gathered 30 of RPattz’s sexiest looks into one easily digestible post. Though we’re sure he’d never consider himself a “fashionisto,” somehow he rocks “sloppily thrown together” like no other man in Hollywood. Whether he’s spruced up in a tux for the Oscars, donning a slim-fitted suit for a premiere, or dressed down in plaid and Adidas for the airport, Rob always gets the ladies in a tizzy. Here’s why (bibs for droolage required): 1. Shiny New Penny 2. Blazin’ Blue 3. Plaid Punk 4. Capped and Classy 5. Wild Abandon 6. Ahoy, Patty! 7. Cable Knit Cutie 8. Trés Chic 9. Street Casual 10. Two Thumbs Up 11. Gorg In Gray 12. A Solid Investment 13. Nom Nom Navy 14. RPatriotic 15. Lovely in Linen 16. Midnight Delight 17. Boozin’ in Brown 18. Blacked Out 19. Hottie in a
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Robert Pattinson’s Top 30 Hottest Outfits Ever

Robert Pattinson (photos) swooners rejoice! Not only does Remember Me hit the DVD racks today and Eclipse hit theaters next week, but we’ve also gathered 30 of RPattz’s sexiest looks into one easily digestible post. Though we’re sure he’d never consider himself a “fashionisto,” somehow he rocks “sloppily thrown together” like no other man in Hollywood. Whether he’s spruced up in a tux for the Oscars, donning a slim-fitted suit for a premiere, or dressed down in plaid and Adidas for the airport, Rob always gets the ladies in a tizzy. Here’s why (bibs for droolage required):

1. Shiny New Penny

2. Blazin’ Blue

3. Plaid Punk

4. Capped and Classy

5. Wild Abandon

6. Ahoy, Patty!

7. Cable Knit Cutie

8. Trés Chic

9. Street Casual

10. Two Thumbs Up

11. Gorg In Gray

12. A Solid Investment

13. Nom Nom Navy

14. RPatriotic

15. Lovely in Linen

16. Midnight Delight

17. Boozin’ in Brown

18. Blacked Out

19. Hottie in a
See full article at TheFabLife - Movies »

Middle Men Trailer

With Hollywood in their current “we love the '80s” mode, any film to come out that takes place in the '90s is a welcome sight in my eyes. Just off the top of my head, the last film that I remember seeing to take place in the '90s was Jonathan Levine's The Wackness. Whether you liked or disliked seeing Sir Gandhi Kingsley smoke weed and listen to east coast rap classics is beside the point. The point is there is an entire decade of potentially great stories just waiting to be tapped into. With that being said, the folks over at Trailer Addict [1] have just put up a new trailer for Middle Men. From what I gather of the preview, the film is a biopic on the men responsible for the birth of internet porn in the '90s, and God bless them. The film is
See full article at FilmJunk »

Arthouse Audit: 'Raajneeti' Continues Bollywood Blitz

Following My Name is Khan and Kites, Raajneeti became the third Bollywood movie this year to lead all limited releases in its first weekend. Arthouse mainstays The Secret in Their Eyes, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and City Island continued to find audiences, while a handful of new movies had relatively insignificant openings. Raajneeti grossed $850,244 at 124 locations, which was good for first among limited releases and 11th place on the overall weekend chart. While its opening fell short of other 2010 Bollywood movies My Name is Khan, Kites and Housefull, it was solid in its own right. These movies do tend to be extremely front-loaded, though, so look for a steep fall from Raajneeti next weekend. The Secret in Their Eyes fared best among limited holdovers, down 13 percent to $397,705. Through its eighth weekend, the Best Foreign Language Oscar winner has grossed just under $4 million. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo also held well,
See full article at Box Office Mojo »

Britain's Got Talent - liveblog

Join me live for the first installment of this year's Britain's Got Talent. Will Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden unearth the new Susan Boyle? And could we bear it if they did?

Pre-show preamble....

See what joys spring brings: sunshine, green shoots and, Britain's Got Talent. Cross people will already be preparing to fill the comments section with reasons why they are far too superior to ever watch a Saturday night ITV talent show. We however - along with many other mere mortals - enjoy a bit of Bgt fun on a weekend evening. Which is why we thought a liveblog-shaped treat would be just the thing to kick off the auditions process.

So I'll be here from 8pm tonight to marvel at the talent on offer, and wonder at how bonkers Britain appears to be. If you've turned up early, you might like to get your Britain's Got Talent
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Britain’s Got Talent 2010: First episode, liveblogged!

Yo! Readers of Unreality TV, we’ll be having a Britain’s Got Talent liveblogging session right here tonight on this very page.

The show kicks off at 8:00pm on ITV1 – so switch on yer telly, get out yer laptop and chat about Bgt here, or join in with the chatter on the Unreality TV forum.

Well, another year, another million, billion, trillion aspiring light entertainers queue up to be discovered via Britain’s Got Talent. There’s even a kid who can’t pronounce “Variety”, so it’ll be hard for him to claim being on the Royal Variety Performance has been “a lifelong dream”. Because we all dream about performing in front of The Queen, don’t we? No, not like that, you filthy minded readers

First up is middle aged lady band Double Take, who wax lyrical about the many levels of performance you can bang out of a tambourine.
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Britain’s Got Talent: The Cheeky Boys, Jimmy Ford and other crazy acts!

Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden promised us some strange acts on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent and we can tell you that Saturday night’s show will not disappoint.

Along with Max the parrot who won’t eat his mashed potatoes, viewers will be treated to a flash of some old mens bums (check out the picture of the Cheeky Boys above), a pair of sisters known as ‘Double Take’ who play the Timbrel and take umbrage when Simon Cowell tells them its a ‘tambourine with Christmas decorations’, Persephene Lewin who plays an instrument made out of a hose pipe, a teapot and a penguin glove puppet and Michael Lavender, the 71 year old retired teacher who now does impressions of unusual jungle animals.

Also appearing is David Churcher who recites rubbish poetry over classical music, Pipes and Brums – a husband and wife act who play the bodhrán and
See full article at Unreality »
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