Rudy Scalese

  • Ronda Rousey's latest movie project revealed amid criticism from rival

    If fans were wondering what’s next for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey after her UFC 184 win, they needn’t wonder any longer.

    Cagewriter
  • ‘Independence Day 2′ Casts Jessie Usher as Lead

    Fox has cast “Survivor’s Remorse” star Jessie Usher in “Independence Day 2″ as the lead. He’s the first castmember attached to the sequel. Usher will portray the son of Will Smith’s Steven Hiller character from the 1996 original. Smith is not expected to return. Director Roland Emmerich will return…

    Variety
  • Major Theater Chains to Boycott Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’

    Major theater chains are refusing to show “Beasts of No Nation,” the Cary Fukunaga drama that Netflix bought this week for $12 million, because the company is debuting the film simultaneously on its streaming service. Four of the country’s four largest exhibitors — AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike…

    Variety
  • Lester Holt Returns To ‘NBC Nightly News’ Tonight

    Holt tweeted this morning that he’s returning to the newscast tonight, one night after Savannah Guthrie filled in while Holt dealt with a family medical emergency, NBC News said yesterday. It had been unclear how long he would be gone. " @heidi_mcsista: @Nicoleedits Prayers for @LesterHoltNBC and…

    Deadline
  • Ryan Reynolds Is \'Wrapped Around\' Daughter\'s Finger, But She\'s \'Allergic To Sleep\'

    Ryan Reynolds says he and Blake Lively have become members of the no-sleep-new-parents club since the recent arrival of their daughter. When Jimmy informed the new dad that a sleep allergy is not "possible," the actor offered up a new theory.

    Access Hollywood
  • Beyond ‘Homeland’ and ‘In Treatment': Israeli Topics Ripe for American Adaptations (Guest Blog)

    Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz’s “Gett, The Trial of Vivian Amsalem,” offers a riveting portrayal of an Orthodox Jewish woman’s struggle to obtain a gett, a religious divorce required by Orthodox Jewry, from her clearly estranged husband. Playing in limited release, “Gett” was nominated for a…

    The Wrap
  • The Cast of The Sandlot Then and Now

    The Cast of The Sandlot Then and Now "You're killin' me, smalls!" Here's where the lovable cast of "The Sandlot" is now. Tom Guiry Guiry played the dorkily lovable Scotty Smalls in the cast of "The Sandlot" and continues to work on the big and small screen, most notably in 2001's "Black Hawk Down"…

    Wochit
  • NBC to Launch Comedy Internet-Subscription Service in 2015

    NBC is looking to get into the over-the-top game starting with grins and giggles. The Peacock is planning to launch a comedy subscription-video service later in 2015, Variety has confirmed. But at this point, the service still in the early stages of development. NBC’s comedy subscription…

    Variety
  • Why We Shouldn't Make Too Much Of China's Box Office Topping The U.S. In February

    We've all heard the rumblings that China will soon eclipse America as the top movie-going market sometime around 2020. So the news that the overall box office in the month of February was larger in China ($650 million) than it was in America ($640 million) isn't a shock in theory

    Forbes
  • HBO Go Lands on PS4, Showtime Anytime Comes to Dish

    Premium cable nets HBO and Showtime are coming to more Internet-connected devices and services — but for now, you’ll still need to subscribe to cable or satellite TV to get them. The HBO Go app for Sony’s PlayStation 4 will be available to download later Tuesday, according to the game-console…

    Variety
  • Daniel Craig Films 007 Sketch for U.K. Charity Event

    Elton John, Stephen Hawking and Rowan Atkinson are also participating in the Red Nose Day fundraising efforts.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 'Spider-Man' Gives Marvel What It Needs Most: Villains

    Kelvin Chavez of Latino Review scooped the Internet yesterday with a big news dump alleging copious information about the upcoming Walt Disney/Sony reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. The general idea is that it will be a fresh start, sans origin, written and directed by Drew Goddard of Cabin in…

    Forbes
  • 9 Actors Who Only Make Bad Movies

    9 Actors Who Only Make Bad Movies Katherine Heigl The first time we saw Katherine Heigl as the driven and tightly-wound, but quirky and ultimately lovable girl was in "Knocked Up", and that was a decent comedy. But then she played the same character in "27 Dresses" which was meh. But then we saw it…

    Wochit
  • Marlon Wayans-Hosted Comedy Variety Show Gets Series Order At NBC

    NBC has ordered six hourlong episodes of I Can Do That! (working title), a comedy variety series hosted by Marlon Wayans, for premiere this summer. The series, based on an Israeli format, will feature six celebrities, who each week in teams of two, will put on a show featuring everything from song…

    Deadline
  • Jonathan Groff to Wear Crown in 'Hamilton'

    The star of HBO's 'Looking' will step into the role of King George in Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed bio-musical, which transfers to Broadway following its Public Theater premiere.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Film Review: ‘Good Things Await’

    An octogenarian biodynamic farmer battles bureaucracy in his quest to preserve Danish Red dairy cattle, and to practice crop and animal husbandry in a respectful manner, in the inspiring, good-looking observational documentary “Good Things Await.” Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological…

    Variety
  • Lena Dunham Lands on the Left Coast

    BUYER: Lena Dunham LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $2,699,000 (last listed) SIZE: (approx.) 2,500 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (total) YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: On her mildly controversial and arguably ground-breaking hit show “Girls,” writer-producer-actress Lena Dunham may play an…

    Variety