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  • How Ellen Page Taught Julianne Moore About the Pains of Being Closeted

    For Ellen Page, starring in the feature-length adaptation of Cynthia Wade's documentary Freeheld meant a real-life struggle with her own sexuality and coming out publicly. "I remember thinking, ‘Ellen, how in God’s name could you make this film and not be out?'" Page told Out Magazine for their…

    ETonline
  • 'Concussion' director says no compromises were made for NFL

    A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film ''Concussion'' is already sparking controversy. Citing studio emails leaked in the hack of Sony Pictures, The New York Times reported Tuesday that ''Concussion'' was altered to avoid…

    The Associated Press
  • The cinematic experience: Summer box office set to make worldwide record

    Dinosaurs, superheroes and rappers have boosted box office receipts in the United States and worldwide, setting 2015 on course to be the largest-grossing year in movie history. “Straight Outta Compton” reigned supreme at the North American box office for a third straight week, with  $13.1 million…

    Yahoo News Digest
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    Bryan Cranston on Jon Hamm: "His Role Was More Difficult Than Mine"

    The three-time Emmy Award winner, praises 'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm's work saying he deserves to win the top drama prize this year.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hong Kong Enjoys 33% Summer Box Office Surge

    Cinemas in Hong Kong enjoyed a 33% growth business over the summer months of July and August. Hollywood dominated as local titles slumped.

    Variety
  • GOP Debate Fireworks Ignite Fox News Channel’s August Ratings

    A contentious, headline-grabbing GOP debate catapulted Fox News Channel to No. 1 among all basic cable networks’ ratings. It’s the second time this year FNC has topped the monthly ratings rankers in total audience. The network clocked a primetime average of 2.43 million viewers, besting Disney…

    Deadline
  • Troy Miller Producing NBC Digital’s ‘Hidden America’, Watchup Streaming News Launches Wii U App

    Troy Miller (Dakota Pictures) will produce ten episodes of Hidden America, an NBC Digital comedy series starring Jonah Ray. The series will be in essence a comedic version of Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown,' in which Ray will travel to real settings, but talk to fictional people. "This is a…

    Deadline
  • Netflix Focuses on Exclusive Content, Breaks Deal with Epix

    Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) has made yet another strategic move in the video streaming market.

    Zacks
  • Author Apologizes for Saying Idris Elba Is 'Too Street' to Play James Bond

    Earlier in the summer, British actor Idris Elba personified the adventurous spirit of James Bond when he drove 180 miles per hour on the coast of Wales, breaking a land speed record set by race car driver Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927. "For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough to play the part,"…

    TakePart.com
  • Luke Perry Lists Hancock Park Fixer Upper

    SELLER: Luke Perry LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $2.899 million SIZE: 4,062 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Back in 1998, when he was a smoldering and beau-hunky young superstar on the smash hit teen drama “Beverly Hills 90210,” Luke Perry paid $967,500 for a 1930s…

    Variety
  • Marvel president Kevin Feige now reports directly to Disney

    In a move that underscores how valuable the comic-book franchise is within the Mouse House, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige now reports directly to Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn rather than Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac Perlmutter. Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito also…

    American City Business Journals
  • Pandora Goes Ad-Free to Celebrate Its Tenth Birthday

    Pandora is turning off all ads on its streaming service for 24 hours starting at 12 a.m. ET (9 p.m. PT) Wednesday for a very special occasion: The personalized radio streaming service is celebrating its tenth birthday. Pandora itself is actually older than 10; the company launched in 2000 under the…

    Variety
  • See It First: Decker. Debuts Dramatic Video for ‘Patsy’

    Sedona, AZ-based Brandon Decker is the songwriting troubadour at the core of the folk ensemble decker., having offered up a new album, Patsy, full of soulful narrative earlier this year. His live show is ever-changing, as he tours with a rotating band of four to eight musicians, delighting…

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  • Liberian Ebola survivor battles prejudice in UN virtual reality film

    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A virtual reality film aims to draw attention to prejudice towards Ebola survivors by guiding viewers through the life of a woman in Liberia who uses her immunity to help others affected by the disease, the creators said on Tuesday. The…

    Reuters
  • Cannes Winner ‘The Treasure’ Acquired by Sundance Selects

    Sundance Selects has bought North American rights to Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu’s comedy “The Treasure,” Variety has learned exclusively. “The Treasure” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section, where it won the Prix Un Certain Talent award. It will make its…

    Variety
  • ‘The Whispers’ Ratings Rise In Finale, ‘SYTYCD’ Down, ‘Running Wild’ & ‘Whose Line’ Jump; NBC Wins Night

    The Season 1 finale of The Whispers (0.7/2) last night saw blue lights in the sky, a visit to FBI HQ and nuclear detonations – among other things. Still no word yet on whether the summer Amblin TV-produced drama is coming back for a Season 2 but it certainly went out on a bang and a strong note.…

    Deadline
  • Is There an Audience for Electronic Dance Music Movies?

    Many of the young festival-goers who’ve helped make electronic dance music into a $6.9 billion industry, presumably, have some fondness for Zac Efron. The actor starred in the smash franchise High School Musical at the exact same time many of them were of the right age to be watching the Disney…

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