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  • Andy Serkis’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens character revealed, and he looks angry

    Andy Serkis will play a character called Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to a post on the official Star Wars website today. You can see Serkis, as photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, in motion capture gear above. Lupita Nyong’o will also play a…

    Polygon
  • ‘Fast and Furious 8′ Looks Like It’s Going to be Bloody, Set in New York

    Vin Diesel and Ludacris just opened the longest tease campaign ever. That’s right, with Furious 7 still showing in select theaters and not even two full months after its release, two of the stars of the massively successful franchise posted on Instagram about part eight. Already. Fast & Furious 8…

    Boldride
  • Bill O’Reilly Announces ‘Legends & Lies’ Season 2 Pickup By Fox News Channel

    Bill O'Reilly announced tonight on The O’Reilly Factor that Fox News Channel’s series Legends & Lies has been renewed for a second season. The next installment, Legends & Lies: Patriots will profile figures who shaped the country’s early days. FNC has ordered 12 weeks of Patriots – a…

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  • This Pizza Hut Box Turns Into a Movie Projector

    It makes sense anyway, right? Tired from a long week of working and chasing after the kids, you don't feel like cooking and order a pizza for delivery. Then you turn on your Roku (or DVD player, if you're Methuselah) and enjoy a movie with your pie.

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    Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown In 'The Gallows' Second Trailer

    20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy but soon discover that some things are better left alone. This is the second trailer in HD. Film courtesy Warner Bros.

    Celebrity Wire
  • The 11 Greatest Ways That Disaster Movies Have Tried to Destroy the World

    This weekend, Dwayne Johnson will try to save California from “The Big One” (that is: the earthquake we all know is going to hit eventually, but we still live here anyway) in San Andreas. California isn’t technically the whole world, but for anyone who lives in Los Angeles, it might as well be.…

    ETonline
  • Judge closes book on last Lindsay Lohan criminal case in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in nearly eight years, Lindsay Lohan is not on probation.

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  • Fed Up With Hollywood Sexism, a Filmmaker Created Her Own Database of Women Directors

    Yes, there is a robust rom-com category that includes well-known auteur Nancy Meyers, but Martino wants to show that there are women working in nearly every other genre, too, including horror (see Kimberly Peirce, who directed the 2013 Carrie remake). The myth that women directors simply don’t…

    Takepart.com
  • Evolution Media Ups Alex Baskin To Partner, Expands Creative Team

    Evolution Media ( Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Botched) has promoted Alex Baskin to Partner as part of an expansion of the production company’s creative team. In his expanded role, Baskin will continue to oversee Evolution’s development team and provide creative oversight for all Evolution…

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    Simon Pegg Talks About How To 'Man Up'

    Executive Producer and star of the comedy romance film 'Man Up' Simon Pegg chats with us in London about the film and the unique world of online dating. Listen in.

    Celebrity Wire
  • Keke Palmer Joins ‘Grease: Live’ On Fox

    Keke Palmer has landed a role in Grease: Live, Fox's upcoming live production of the popular musical, set to air on January 31, 2016. She’ll play the sassy Pink Lady “Marty Maraschino”, alongside Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens. Broadway writers Robert Cary ( Anything but Love, Ira & Abby) and…

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  • Batman May Appear in ‘Suicide Squad’ After All

    When iconic Batman villains the Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) were announced as part of Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad” lineup, fans began to wonder whether Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight might also appear in David Ayer’s supervillain team-up film. Now it appears we may have our…

    Variety
  • The Big Bang Theory STEM Scholarship Set At UCLA

    The Big Bang Theory helped make scientists look cool on TV. Now the hit CBS/Warner Bris. TV sitcom and its executive producer Chuck Lorre are looking to help foster new generations of scientists with financial aid for low-income college students. Big Bang and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation…

    Deadline
  • Google wants to put 360-degree action movies on your phone

    "Fast & Furious 6" director Justin Lin has a new film out, but, in this one, you get to...

    Business Insider
  • Composer Gives ‘American Horror Story’ ‘Queens’ Music to Scream By

    When showrunner Ryan Murphy needed a composer to replace the exiting James Levine on “American Horror Story,” producer Alexis Woodall thought of Mac Quayle, who had been an assistant composer on Murphy’s HBO movie “The Normal Heart.” “They wanted to go in a new direction for ‘Freak Show,’ ” says…

    Variety
  • 'Grace of Monaco' screenwriter dismantles the film in live Tweet session

    "Grace of Monaco" screenwriter Arash Amel let it all hang out in a live-Tweet session dismantling the film, which went through the creative ringer before landing as a dud on the opening night of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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  • ‘MasterChef’ Ratings Rise, ‘Briefcase’ Debut Tops Viewership, ‘500 Questions’ Dips

    The Golden State Warriors secured a long, long desired NBA Playoffs Finals slot last night with a 104-90 win over the Houston Rockets on ESPN, but on the Big 4 it was unscripted that was heating up the opening days of summer. Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals scored an almost 3-year NBA…

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