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  • Aaron Sorkin didn’t know how 'The Newsroom' would end when he began writing the final season

    Aaron Sorkin didn’t know how “The Newsroom” would end when he began writing the final season "For most of the time, I didn’t know how the show was going to end,” he says. "I would have small images of what I wanted to see. But the closer I got to the end of the season in terms of writing, the more I was able to see the end of the season finale. Once we got there, it happened more easily than I thought it was going to.” “Godzilla” movie has a “Breaking Bad” easter egg For a split second in the opening credits, you can see Walter White’s name. Plus: Retired 84-year-olds take a “Breaking Bad” tour. “Glee” bringing back NeNe Leakes for the final season Coach Roz Washington will return to McKinley High. Click Read Full Post For More Nat Faxon goes from "Married" to “Marry Me »

     

    - Norman Weiss

     

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  • September: Three great shows on Netflix/Amazon Prime you may been missing out on

    So I like to watch a lot of Netflix and Amazon Prime, well all in all honesty.. Netflix/Amazon Prime all of the time. There are quite a few great shows on Netflix I often bring up with others only to find out they've never heard of it. Mostly because these shows may have been minor priorities to their networks when they first aired. So we are starting a monthly post featuring three or more items on Netflix and Amazon Prime that you might want to check out.

     

    1. An Idiot Abroad (Netflix)

     

    This show is absolutely a brilliant practical joke turned into great television. Follow along as Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send "An idiot abroad". To give you a little background on this show we need to take a time machine back nearly a decade to when Ricky hosted a radio show alongside Stephen Merchant. During the course of their run they hired Karl Pilkington who turned out to be so peculiar that they eventually decided to place a mic in front of his face and share him with the world. The result was some of the best comedy to emerge out of England. Karl is so far off the grid in his thoughts at times that it is absolutely hilarious to sit there and listen to him and Stephen argue. The radio show was so successful they decided to release it in podcast format. That became so popular that Karl ended up with his own television show. An idiot abroad sends a Karl across the globe to some of the most remote and unnerving places he could possibly be placed in. The guy complains, he enjoys, he laughs, he gets mad, and it's not the least bit scripted. Watch the trailer below and judge for yourself.

     

    An Idiot Abroad: Episode 1 Preview

     

    2. Foyle's War (Netflix/Amazon Prime)

    Foyle's War is a British detective drama television series set during and shortly after World War II. The show is part of the Masterpiece series when you can catch it on PBS, it's also available on both Amazon and Netflix. The series episodes are like mini movies themselves offering you a crime, investigation, and conclusion unlike most detective shows this one has an elegance of the era that does not bore you to death. The lead character Christopher Foyle is ever the wise gentleman who along with his driver and sidekick take you through a maze of crimes over the course of a war period in england. One of the most amazing things about this show is that you start falling in love with the characters, it is a very well balanced cast that works amazingly well in portraying the era and making the story more interesting itself.  Check out the trailer below for a better idea of what to expect.

     

     

     

    Foyle's War Season 1 Promo

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  • Jack Huston to Star in 'Ben-Hur' Remake

    Jack Huston has been tapped to fill Charlton Heston's sandals.  The Boardwalk Empire actor is in talks to star in Paramount and MGM's Ben-Hur remake, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The deal has not yet been finalized and could still fall apart. Filming is set to begin in Europe next year with director Timur Bekmambetov at the helm. Morgan Freeman had been previously announced to co-star in the film as Ildarin, who teaches Ben-Hur how to race chariots.  John Ridley did a rewrite on Keith Clarke's script. Ridley, Clarke, Jason F. Brown and Roma Downey are executive producers.

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    - Ryan Gajewski

     

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  • 'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Joins 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

    Matt Smith, who recently completed a four-season stint starring in Doctor Who, has joined the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel. The long-in-the-works, on-and-off again project is finally going before cameras Sept. 24 with a cast that includes Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth. Burr Steers is behind the camera. The movie is a horror-comedy spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The heroine, Liz Bennett (James), is pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy upper-class

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    - Borys Kit

     

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  • Lizzy Caplan "No i'm not dating James Marsden"

    Though the duo has been spotted out spending time together, Lizzy Caplan is setting the record straight about her relationship with Bachelorette costar James Marsden. "He's just one of my best friends," the actress told People at Showtime's Emmy Eve Soiree on Sunday. "He's one of my dearest friends." But even if the pals were romantically linked, the Mean Girls star is quick to point out that she'd keep it a secret. "I wouldn't tell you anyway!" she said of Marsden, who split from his wife of 11 years in 2011. While it's unclear whether Caplan, 32, has a date lined up for this year's Emmy Awards, »

     

    - Emily Strohm

     

    See full article at PEOPLE.com

     

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  • Aaron Paul makes the Emmy's his "Bitch!"

    It's a win, bitch!  Capping off an epic five season run of the hit AMC show Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul took home the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his outstanding performance as Jesse Pinkman.  Although many predicted Paul would win (including us!), the 34-year-old thesp beat out some stiff competition—including Downton Abbey's Jim Carter, The Good Wife's Josh Charles, Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, Homeland's Mandy Patinkin and Ray Donovan's Jon Voight—and was clearly as he took the stage after giving his wife Lauren an adorable smooch in the audience.  "Oh wow, I feel like I'm going to throw up," Paul said as he »

     

     

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  • Bryan Cranston wins Emmy for "Drama series leading actor"

    Heisenberg is not dead, not by far. Leading man and beloved actor Bryan Cranston snatches the leading actor Emmy from some very stiff competition. Mathew McConaghey and Woody Harrelson from True Detective to Jon Hamm for Mad Men. Breaking Bad enjoyed the end of its critical run this past year with this last trophy for it's mantle. Mr. Cranston thanked his cast and directors for their hard work and dedication. This follows Aaron Paul's win for Best Supporting Actor, and Anna Guns big win as well. Jon Hamm continues to strike out at the Emmy's but rest assured since Mad Men's run comes to an end this next season he's a safe bet to win it next year.

     

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy nets Disney 1 billion at the box office

    Well so much for a flop, which is what many expected this movie to be. Seems like Disney hit a home run with it's CGI riddled Guardians of the Galaxy film, pretty much guaranteeing a few more entries and possible spin-offs for the franchise. Rumors have begun swirling about spin-off films for some of the stars of the film. The two most notable actors in this cast are pretty much guaranteed to get the first go at their own film. No word on who will write or produce the spinoff to come but rest assured after cracking the billion mark at the box office Disney will be looking to keep cashing in on the success already pretty evident. Whether they too will have hefty budgets is yet to be seen, most spinoffs don't tend to have the same success as the franchise and only a fraction of the budget for filming.

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  • Judd Apatow to produce Andy Samberg in 'Lonely Island'

    Universal Pictures is developing an untitled movie with the comedy group The Lonely Island, composed of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

    The studio has acquired a pitch from the trio, which will star in and produce the comedy set in the world of music. Universal-based Judd Apatow is also producing.

    The group worked from 2005 to 2011 on “Saturday Night Live,” when Samberg was a cast member and Taccone and Schaffer were writers. They are best known for producing musicvideos  “Lazy Sunday,” “Dick in a Box,” “Jizz in My Pants,” “Like a Boss” and “I’m on a Boat.”

    The Lonely Island also released the 2009 album “Incredibad” and 2011’s “Turtleneck & Chain,” with songs from “SNL” such as “I Just Had Sex” featuring Akon, “The Creep” featuring Nicki Minaj and “Jack Sparrow” featuring Michael Bolton.

    In January, the group inked a deal with Fox to develop TV shows on digital platforms for the network. »

     

    - Dave McNary

     

    See full article at Variety - Film News

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  • ABC gets in the 'Vampire Chronicles' business

    It's going to be an interesting next few years for fans of Anne Rice and, specifically, her most famous creation, the Vampire Lestat. I still remember the furor around the first attempt to adapt the character to the bigscreen, with Rice basically freaking out over the casting of Lestat. Neil Jordan's "Interview With The Vampire" is a beautiful movie, perverse and strange and gorgeously made, and I'd argue it's about as good a film as anyone's ever going to make from that source material. Right now, though, studios are desperate for properties that allow them to plot big multi-movie franchise arcs, and considering Rice is getting ready to, at long last, publish a 14th book in the series, "The Vampire Chronicles" looks like exactly the sort of investment Universal should be making. After all, they're one of the few studios that doesn't have a Marvel property they're planning to exploit to death… »

     

    - Drew McWeeny

     

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  • Adrienne Bailon fires back with double barrells at Kardashian clan

    Adrienne Bailon fired back at Kim Kardashian and her family on Thursday, continuing a feud that gained momentum this week after Bailon spoke out about her relationship with Rob Kardashian. "Fame and career are two different things. I've always had a career. I have been working hard since I was 15 years old. Being someone's 'girlfriend' was never what I wanted to be famous for," she wrote in an Instagram post. "What makes you 'famous' isn't always what you want to be 'labeled' as, or known for. If anyone should understand that…It should be you." Source: Instagram user adrienne_bailon The war of words started after Adrienne took some digs at Rob and the family's show in the September issue of Latina magazine. Adrienne didn't hold back when talking about how "hurtful" being associated with the Kardashians was to her career: "To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was »

     

    - Alyse-Whitney

     

    See full article at Popsugar.com

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  • Hilary Duff talks about difficulty of splitting from husband

    Hilary Duff admits she's been having a hard time. The singer split from husband Mike Comrie in January, and she says the change hasn't been easy. "I'm separated from my husband right now, which has been a very difficult thing to go through, but we have a lot of love for each other and we have this beautiful baby," Duff, 26, tells Billboard. She has been working on new music and admits there's a song on her upcoming album "about my separation and my love for this person, that maybe we're not meant to be together, or maybe we are. It's very, »

     

    - Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

     

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  • John Stamos heads back to ABC joins "Galavant"

    John Stamos is heading to “Galavant.” The actor and beloved yogurt pitchman has signed on to guest-star on ABC's fairy tale-centered musical comedy “Galavant,” a representative for the network told TheWrap on Thursday. See video: John Stamos Surprises Jimmy Kimmel With Nostalgic Baby Gift, Offers Manny Services While the actor has so far signed on for just one episode, there is a possibility that he will appear on multiple episodes of the series, which was created by Dan Fogelman. Fogelman told ABC News that Stamos will play a knight and foe to Galavant (Joshua Sasse), who shows up to face off once. »

     

    - Tim Kenneally

     

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  • Dick Smith king of film make up passes away at age 92

     

    Dick Smith, known as the “Godfather of Makeup,” has died at age 92. Smith’s protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend’s passing on Thursday morning.

     

    The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the same.

    — Rick Baker (@TheRickBaker) July 31, 2014

     

    The legendary makeup artist was renowned for his realistic transformations in films like “The Godfather” and “Amadeus” — aging Marlon Brando into Don Corleone and F. Murray Abraham into a wizened Antonio Salieri — garnering an Academy Award for his work in the latter alongside Paul LeBlanc. In 2012, Smith was given an honorary Governor’s Academy Award for his contribution to the field, which was presented by Baker. Earlier this year, Smith received the Makeup Artists Lifetime Achievement Award at the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Awards. He also won a Primetime Emmy in 1967 for his work on Hal Holbrook’s “Mark Twain Tonight! »

     

    - Variety Staff

     

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  • 'Teen Wolf' will return for 5th season

    If you hear a loud baying coming from San Diego Comic-Con, it's probably because MTV has renewed high school drama “Teen Wolf” for a two-part Season 5. Plus, Dylan Sprayberry has been promoted to series regular for the 20-episode fifth season, showrunner Jeff Davis told the fans and journalists in attendance. In addition to Davis and Sprayberry, the “Teen Wolf” panel consisted of cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin and Holland Roden, along with Shelley Hennig. Also read: ‘Teen Wolf’ Star Tyler Posey Hosting Fox's ‘Teen Choice 2014' Davis, Russell Mulcahy (“Highlander”), Marty Adelstein (“Prison Break”), René Echevarria (“Medium”), Tony Disanto, »

     

    - Tony Maglio

     

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  • New 'Jesus' film due out Easter 2016

    Wading into the faith-based arena, Focus Features will release Jesus movie Christ the Lord on March 23, 2016, the Wednesday before Easter Sunday. Based on Anne Rice’s best-selling novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, the movie is described as a fictionalized version of the story of Jesus as a young boy, who is just beginning to learn the truth about his identity and purpose.?? The cast has not yet been announced.  Focus Features chief Peter Schlessel acquired U.S. rights to Christ the Lord when running FilmDistrict. Once Schlessel arrived at Focus earlier this year, Focus

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    - Pamela McClintock

     

    See full article at The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Ben Affleck's Batsuit Revealed

    Fans who showed up for Preview Night at San Diego Comic-Con got the chance to see the cape and cowl that Ben Affleck will wear as Batman in the upcoming film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” DC Entertainment had the suit displayed on the floor, allowing fans to get up close and personal with the movie costume. Also read: ‘Gotham’ Creator on Why Batman Would Spell the End of the Show While the body of the suit was missing, fans were still able to see how the face of the cowl was structured, which goes a long way to show how. »

     

    - Jason Hughes

     

     

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  • Portia De Rossi to join Scandal? YES!!

    “Arrested Development” star Portia de Rossi is set to join the upcoming season of  “Scandal,” ABC has confirmed to Variety.

    The news broke all thanks to De Rossi’s wife, Ellen DeGeneres.

    The daytime talk show host tweeted that De Rossi has signed on to do a “top secret arc.”

     

    So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on "Scandal". Oops.—

    Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 23, 2014

     

    A rep for the show said they have no other information on the role at this time.

    “Scandal” is set to premiere this fall on Sept. 25.

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    - Nikara Johns

     

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  • Better Call Saul' Billboards start popping up around Albuquerque

    There may be a minor delay in the arrival of Better Call Saul, but the Breaking Bad spinoff is already being quite generous with its built-in fan base. An Instagram user in Albuquerque, N.M., kindly pointed out Wednesday that the AMC series has erected a billboard for its fake title lawyer, going by his given name of James M. McGill when the events of the series pick up before the Breaking Bad timeline. Photos Inside THR's Emmy Drama Showrunner Roundtable The billboard is being used in an episode of the series, which recently started taping in Breaking Bad's

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    - Michael O'Connell

     

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  • New Lady Antebellum album due out Sept 30 2014

    Lady Antebellum’s fifth studio album, “747,” will take flight on Sept. 30. The set, the trio’s first since 2013’s “Golden,” includes first single, “Bartender,” which bulleted at No. 11 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week. The band produced the album with Nathan Chapman, best know for his work with Taylor Swift.  “We are pushing ourselves as a band and as songwriters,” says Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “Taking ourselves out of our comfort zone and not taking ourselves too seriously.  There's an urgency and an energy to it that we've never released before.” Lady Antebellum is in the middle of its 80-city Take Me Downtown arena tour. 747 Track List: 1. Long Stretch of Love (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Josh Kear) 2. Bartender (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Rodney Clawson) 3. Lie With Me (Marc Beeson, Abe Stoklasa) 4. Freestyle (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Shane McAnally) 5. Down South (Stephanie Chapman, »

     

    - Melinda Newman

     

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