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  • Rosie Perez Leaving ‘The View’

    EXCLUSIVE: Seven months after Rosie O’Donnell’s exit was announced, another Rosie is leaving The View. This time, it’s Rosie Perez. Her last day on the ABC News program will be August 6, the final original show of the season. Expect Perez, who joined the show in September, to talk about her exit…

    Deadline
  • Ant-Man trailer confirms 's cameo

    This post contains spoilers for Ant-Man. The latest Spanish-language trailer for Ant-Man doesn't have much in the way of new footage, but an ultra-quick shot during the promo gives us a good look at which Avenger will show up during the film. "Essentially, this is a heist film, and if you look at…

    Polygon
  • Young Han Solo 'Star Wars' Spinoff To Be Helmed By 'Lego Movie' Directors

    "Star Wars" and Legos were practically made for each other, as the "Force Awakens" Lego remake trailer proved. And now, the duo behind "The Lego Movie" are headed to a galaxy far, far away.On Tuesday, StarWars.com announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the team best known for the…

    Huffington Post
  • Beasts of No Nation: First original Netflix movie release in Oct

    (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said its first original movie, "Beasts of No Nation," will be released on Oct. 16 on its video streaming service and in select U.S. theaters. The movie, directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba, will be followed by Adam…

    Reuters
  • Ralph Macchio Remembers Jerry Weintraub and Making ‘The Karate Kid’ (Guest Column)

    I don’t think anyone forgets the first time they meet Jerry Weintraub. For me, one of my earliest memories of him was on the set of the original “The Karate Kid” in 1983. He was in his office at Bungalow 1 of the Columbia Pictures lot. He had a golf car with a Rolls Royce... Read more »

    Variety
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    America Declassified: A Radioactive Movie Set

    Was the cast and crew of a John Wayne film exposed to nuclear fallout?

    Scripps Ulive
  • ‘Masterminds’ Pushed to October by Struggling Relativity Studios

    Relativity Studios, which has been struggling to cover debts by refinancing and taking on new partners, announced Tuesday that it would postpone the release of “Masterminds” from Aug. 19 to Oct. 9. The rescheduling is an effort “to allow the company to focus on its recapitalization and give this…

    Variety
  • Toks Olagundoye Joins ‘Castle’ As Series Regular

    The Neighbors alum Toks Olagundoye has joined the cast of ABC drama Castle as a new series regular in Season 8. She will play Hayley Vargas,a quick-witted, free-spirited, former Scotland Yard police officer who works as a security specialist and is not afraid to cross lines to get things done.…

    Deadline
  • ‘Ray Donovan’ Season 3 Review: Katie Holmes Gives Showtime Drama New Muscle

    The L.A. fixer series is back on July 12, and you don't want to miss what might be its strongest season yet. As my video review above says, a lot of the new strength of  Ray Donovan's third season comes from the additions that bulk up the core cast – especially Katie Holmes. An unlikely pairing,…

    Deadline
  • L.A. Pilot Production Steady, FilmLA Says; 1-Hour Dramas Hit 5-Year High

    There is good news and bad news for pilot production on the streets and stages of the City of Angeles according to a report released today by the non-profit permitting group. The latter is that L.A. is beneath 50% of total pilot production for the second year in a row. However, says FilmLA, the…

    Deadline
  • Chernin Group Hires Ex-Yahoo Exec Mike Kerns as Head of Digital

    The Chernin Group has recruited Mike Kerns, most recently a senior executive at Yahoo, as president of digital to expand its footprint in emerging Internet businesses and forge tighter bonds with Silicon Valley. In the newly created position, Kerns will work with CEO and chairman Peter Chernin and…

    Variety
  • 7 Famous Actors Who Never Graduated College

    Many of the greats in Hollywood left school to persue their careers, and some never made it through high school.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Sundance Winner Directing Movie Adaptation ‘Infidelity’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sundance winner Geneviève Dulude-Decelles will direct an independent movie based on Stacey May Fowles’ novel “Infidelity,” Variety has learned exclusively. Dulude-Decelles, who won the Sundance Short Film jury award for “The Cut” last year, is also writing the script. Allison Black of Euclid 431…

    Variety
  • AfterShock Comics’ First Wave Of Writers Includes ‘Preacher’ Vet Garth Ennis

    Days before its inaugural trip to Comic-Con, startup AfterShock Comics has unveiled its first group of writers. Garth Ennis, co-­creator and writer for the Vertigo series Preacher and a nine-­year veteran of Marvel's Punisher franchise, will be among those penning tales for the comic book company…

    Deadline
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    Dad Get 1950s Diner-Style Man Cave

    A dad of four gets a home movie theater (complete with concession stand).

    Scripps Ulive
  • ‘Bachelorette’ Ratings Top Monday, ‘SYTYCD’ Rises, ‘The Island’ Ends Down

    On a night dominated by unscripted shows the amorous revelations of The Bachelorette (2.0/7) ruled the roost. While the 2-hour ABC romance series only rose 5% among adults 18-49, it was the highest-rated and most-watched (6.92 million) show of Monday night. That audience was the best the series…

    Deadline
  • Peter Mullan To Be Feted By Venice Film Festival Critics’ Week

    ROME – The Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week will fete Scottish multihyphenate Peter Mullan with a special screening of “Orphans,” his 1998 directorial debut, selected as the best pic ever to screen at the independently run sidebar dedicated to first works, which celebrates its 30th edition this…

    Variety