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  • ‘Les Miserables’ Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21

    Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste has died after falling off his mother’s fire escape. He was 21. Jean-Baptiste made Broadway history as the understudy for “Les Miserables” character Jean Valjean. When Jean-Baptiste stepped into the role, he became both the youngest actor to do so and the first…

    Variety
  • Amazon developing TV show based on cult sci-fi flick 'Galaxy Quest'

    Never give up, never surrender! A TV series based on the cult comedy film is reportedly in the works from Amazon Studios, with the original creators on-board.

    CNET40 mins ago
  • Box Office: 'War Room' Stuns With $11 Million, Zac Efron's 'We Are Your Friends' Tanks

    By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The box office underwent a religious conversion this weekend as Christian crowds flocked to "War Room," lifting the low-budget salute to prayer above the Zac Efron drama "We're You're Friends" and the Owen Wilson thriller "No Escape." Filmed for a mere $3…

    Reuters49 mins ago
  • Shooting for Change in Western Sahara

    You can't eat the movies. But the cinema might provide something else for the refugees of Western Sahara.

    Ozy
  • Los Angeles Strikes 2024 Olympic Bid Deal With USOC

    Los Angeles is trying to join London as the second three-time host.

    The Hollywood Reporter
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    California High School Invites Tom Hanks to Homecoming

    Students at Kerman High School have started a social media campaign to get the Hollywood A-lister to attend their Tom Hanks movie-themed school dance.

    ABC News Videos
  • ‘Community’ Stunt Coordinator Ben Scott On Choreographing Bits For Laughs – Emmys

    Stunt coordinator Ben Scott has followed up such SAG Award-winning work in X-Men: First Class with his now Emmy-nominated role in the stunts for Yahoo!'s Community. The comedy came with a certain set of challenges. "This one scene we did required one of our leads to wear six, good-sized bullet…

    Deadline
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  • 4 Ways Quentin Tarantino Changed the Way Movies are Made

    Over his lengthy career, Quentin Tarantino has proven himself to belong in an elite tier of directors. In doing so, he's changed filmmaking as we know it forever.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Mill Valley Film Festival to Debut Two Films

    The California Film Institute has announced that the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival will host the world premiere of “A Light Beneath Their Feet” and the U.S. premiere of “Angelica.” The films will both debut on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the CineArts Sequoia in Mill Valley, Calif., and will be followed…

    Variety
  • Patrick Stewart: Starz's 'Blunt Talk' Is a "Liberating Experience"

    "A lot of people have been saying, 'Patrick Stewart doing comedy, that doesn't seem right,'" Stewart tells THR. He shares why the show has been a "delightful and very creative experience."

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ Casts Ryan Simpkins

    Ryan Simpkins is joining Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the New Line comedy “The House,” in which she’ll play their teenage daughter. Ferrell and Poehler will portray parents who lose the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition and open an underground casino out of desperation.…

    Variety
  • The Trump Monster from the GOP's Id

    Who remembers the 1956 science fiction classic, Academy Award-nominated film, Forbidden Planet, featuring the likes of Walter Pidgeon and Robby the Robot? To the sci-fi aficionado, it was in a league of its own and according to Gene Roddenberry an inspiration for the Star Trek franchise.Do you…

    Huffington Post
  • Armie Hammer Joins Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’

    Armie Hammer is in talks to join the ensemble of Tom Ford’s next pic “Nocturnal Animals,” starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are also on board to star, with Ford writing, producing and directing. Focus Features is handling worldwide distribution after…

    Variety
  • DC Entertainment Chief Diane Nelson expands role at Warner Bros.

    Diane Nelson, who oversees Warner Bros.' DC comics and games division, is expanding her role in the Burbank studio.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Twitter Fires Back at James Woods’ Attempt to Expose Unnamed User

    Actor James Woods‘ attempt to sue an anonymous Twitter critic was met with a blistering response from the social media giant on Friday in a court filing much longer than 140 characters. In late July, the “Casino” star filed a defamation suit against a Twitter user by the name “Abe List” for…

    The Wrap
  • Rebekah Brooks Will Return To Pre-Scandal Perch At News Corp UK: Reports

    Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch appear to be thisclose again. British press reports Friday said that Brooks has agreed to return to her former post as head of News Corp’s newspaper division, and News Corp wasn’t denying it: “As we ‎have said, we have been having discussions with Rebekah Brooks…

    Deadline
  • Director Alex Gibney Compares Steve Jobs to James Brown

    Four years after his death, the fascination with Steve Jobs continues, this time through the lens of Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney in his latest documentary for Magnolia Pictures, “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.” “He was a little bit like James Brown in the sense that he was a…

    Variety