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  • Steven Colbert to host late night and face-off with Fallon

    It’s official: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as CBS’ Late Show host.

    The broadcast network has tapped the 49-year-old Comedy Central host to take over the late-night franchise.

    CBS has made a five-year deal with Colbert, which was announced Thursday by CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler.

    Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,”  Moonves said. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night. »

     

    - James Hibberd

     

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  • "The Odd Couple" gets the reboot, CBS casts the pilot

    Thomas Lennon will play fussy Felix Unger to Matthew Perry’s Oscar Madison in the CBS remake of “The Odd Couple,” Variety has learned.

    The half-hour multi-camera comedy pilot based on the famous Neil Simon characters comes via CBS Television Studios and is exec produced by Perry, who penned the pilot with “Frasier’s” Joe Keenan, with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum and Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman.

    Lennon, who appeared in “Sean Saves the World” and “Reno 911!,” is also known for his work behind the scenes. He’s an exec producer, with writing partner R. Ben Garant, of Chris Hardwick’s Comedy Central show “@midnight.” He also appeared with Perry on “Friends” and in the 2009 New Line film “17 Again.”

    Lennon is represented by CAA, Peter Principato at Principato-Young and Karl Austen at Jtwamm.

    The Odd Couple” originated as a theater production and was adapted into the 1968 Jack Lemmon- »

     

    - Whitney Friedlander

     

    See full article at Variety - TV News

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  • Lena Dunham said to be "Quitting Acting", millions rejoice

    Don't get us wrong we like Lena Dunham just not Lena Dunham the actress. Lena recently revealed in a vogue interview that she enjoys days where she doesn't act and thus may be taking more roles behind the scenes and frankly it may in the end benefit her shows. Dunham who brought us the smash hit "Girls" has sadly evolved the shows discussion around her on screen appearances and while she may be the lead actress the show has lost a bit of it's appeal because of it. Lena is a phenomenal talent but her acting annoys many, me included. Some have made much about her love of nudity but that's an irrelevant factor, she chews up scenes with major overacting. It really has started to come off as forced as well, perhaps the is some truth to her not enjoying the part of actress. Focusing on her writing is the best path for Ms. Dunham as she has recently revealed she has a few projects in the works perhaps being master of one domain instead of the dual role she currently plays will bring new life to her ever growing stale project.

     

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  • Louie returns for Season 5 on May 5th

    After a 19-month hiatus, FX’s Emmy-winning show “Louie” will return on May 5 for a fourth season.

    The net will air two new back-to-back episodes every Monday for seven weeks. FX originally ordered 13 eps for the show’s grand return, but creator-star-writer-director-exec producer Louis C.K. surprised with a bonus 14th episode.

    FX Network’s CEO John Landgraf said the show’s lengthy break has only improved its quality.

    “Louis said he needed extra time between seasons three and four of his show because – even though Louie was the most critically acclaimed television comedy series in America – he needed to make it even better,” Landgraf said in a statement. “Based on the first three episodes we’ve seen, remarkably, he accomplished his goal.”

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    - Francesca Bacardi

     

    See full article at Variety - TV News

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  • French Film Master Alain Resnais Dies

    Alain Resnais, a cinema pioneer and a leading light of the French New Wave, died Saturday in Paris, his longtime producer and friend Jean-Louis Livi said. He was 91.

    One of the most critically-aclaimed French helmers of all time, Resnais directed such arthouse masterpieces as “Hiroshima Mon Amour,”a flagship pic of the New Wave, which earned writer Marguerite Duras an Oscar nom for original screenplay in 1961, and “Last Year at Marienbad,” a major influence on such directors as David Lynch.

    Resnais, who began his career with a number of art documentaries and then broke through with the gripping 1955 “Night and Fog,” about the Jewish Holocaust in WWII, was one of the more intellectually rigorous members of the new wave of filmmakers who overturned the French film industry in the late ’50s.

    The French cinema world is mourning Resnais today as critics, industryites, festivals’ toppers and fans pay him homage.

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    - Elsa Keslassy

     

    See full article at Variety - Film News

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  • Watch Lupita Nyong'o's Amazing Oscar Acceptance Speech

    You just knew that Lupita Nyong'o was going to give an amazing speech if she won the Oscar tonight. Her one at the Critics' Choice Awards was fantastic and her speech at this weekend's Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon was beautiful. Tonight, Nyong'o scored her long expected Best Supporting Actress award. She got up on stage and was graceful and emotional and great. "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." »

     

    - Gilbert Cruz

     

    See full article at Vulture

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  • Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong'o and More Best Dressed Stars at the 2014 Oscars

    Tame was the name of the game at the 2014 Oscars. Most stars played it safe so the few who did take risks stood out even more. Take Lupita Nyong'o. We knew the 12 Years a Slave star was going to wear an attention-grabbing color (as is her signature style) but we could have never have guessed how gorgeous the "Nairobi" blue Prada she picked would be. Also, adding a splash of color to the sea of shimmering nudes was Jennifer Lawrence who rocked a sizzling orange Dior Couture number. Not satisfied with just the bold hue, the Oscar winner made sure she wouldn't be missed by topping her gown with a $2 million diamond necklace. But if we're talking about the most dazzling overall, it's »

     

     

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  • Worst Dressed at 2014 Oscars: Lady Gaga, Sally Hawkins, Anne Hathaway & More!

    We saw some breathtaking gowns during the Oscars Sunday night (we're looking at you, Lupita Nyong'o!), but there were a handful of getups that had us scratching our heads. Now, let us just say right off the bat that there weren't any major disasters this year. A lot of stars played it safe, which means less potential for things to really go wrong. There were, however, a few that left us wanting more. Or in some cases, wanting less. Lady Gaga, for example, sadly wasn't her usual out-of-the-box self. Instead she opted for a fairly snoozy strapless gown that left us yawning instead of gasping. And we could have done without that superfluous chiffon scarf. And we adore English actress »

     

     

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  • Best Dressed Men at the 2014 Oscar Awards: Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Will Smith and More

    Ah, the Oscars. While the big focus of the evening is, of course, on the most mesmerizing gowns and dazzling accessories on our favorite leading ladies, that's not to say that there weren't several handsome gents stealing the show in their dapper tuxedos, too. From classic black ensembles (as seen on Brad Pitt) to crisp navy suits (like Zac Efron's sleek look), the best dressed men of the night all cleaned up quite nicely from head to toe. White and ivory suit jackets proved to be incredibly popular, as seen on Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and Ryan Seacrest, just to name a few. And we also have to hand it to Will Smith for an exciting spin on the classic suit. The studly »

     

     

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  • Rose McGowan Calls Oscars Audience "Self-Obsessed" After Not Giving Kim Novak a Standing Ovation

    Rose McGowan is not happy with the star-studded audience at this year's Academy Awards. The actress took to Twitter and Instagram to vent her frustrations after Kim Novak didn't receive a standing ovation after she presented alongside Matthew McConaughey at the awards show. "Kim Novak! No standing ovation?! Self-obsessed and disrespectful, that sums up the Oscar audience," she wrote. She then posted several pictures on Instagram showing the Hollywood icon and added a few well, colorful, captions to really drive the point home. "You are all lucky that she graced you with her presence Rt @rosemcgowan: Disgusted by the uneducated twits that make up the audience at this year's »

     

     

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  • Bill Murray Remembers Harold Ramis: "He Earned His Keep on This Planet"

    Bill Murray eagerly took part in most of Harold Ramis' plans—even when he suggested crossing the streams. Murray, who collaborated with the actor and filmmaker on some of the funniest movies of all time, joined the rest of Hollywood and many, many fans in mourning Ramis following his death today. Ramis was 69 and had been suffering from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis for several years. "Harold Ramis and I together did the National Lampoon Show together off Broadway, Meatballs, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day," Murray said in a statement obtained by Time magazine. "He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him." That list of films and stage »

     

     

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  • Jamie Lee Curtis Joins CBS’s Reality Show Drama Pilot

    Jamie Lee Curtis has just gained four kids. On television, anyway. Curtis has joined CBS’s untitled drama pilot from David Marshall Grant (“Brothers & Sisters”), a soapy medical show centered around quadruplets – three brothers and a sister – who grew up on a reality show. Also read: Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Addiction After Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Curtis will play Caroline, the siblings’ mother, a dynamic and distinguished physician who runs a hospital. Grant is writing and executive producing, with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Arik Kneller, Avi Armoza, Tariq Jalil, David Garrett, Yona Wiesenthal, Eilon Ratzkovsky, Givora Yaholom and Oren. »

     

    - Tim Kenneally

     

    See full article at The Wrap

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  • Jeffrey Katzenberg Hints at Another ‘Shrek’ Movie

    DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has hinted that a fifth “Shrek” movie may be coming, four years after “Shrek Forever After” was released.

    “We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest,” he told Fox Business Network in an interview scheduled to air Tuesday. “But I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We’re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he.”

    The four “Shrek” films grossed $2.9 billion worldwide.

    DreamWorks Animation announced Monday that it was teaming up with Merlin Entertainments to launch a “Shrek” themed visitor attraction, to be called Shrek’s Far Far Away Adventure, in London.

    The attraction, which will open in the summer of 2015, will take visitors through a live interactive adventure featuring Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots and other characters from the franchise. It will be the first of six “Shrek »

     

    - Dave McNary

     

    See full article at Variety - Film News

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  • It's Official: Erin Andrews New 'Dancing With the Stars' Co-Host

    ABC officially named Erin Andrews as the new co-host of Dancing With the Stars on Monday. The Fox Sports reporter replaces Brooke Burke-Charvet, who was dropped less than a month before the show's March 17 premiere. She will join returning co-host Tom Bergeron on season 18 of the show, which debuts next month. Burke-Charvet "has been a wonderful part of the Dancing with the Stars family since her triumphant win in season seven and will unquestionably be missed by our entire team. We’d like to thank Brooke for her years of great service," said the

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    - Hilary Lewis

     

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  • Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Set for ‘Console Wars’ at Sony

    Sony Pictures has tapped Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to direct a movie version of business thriller “Console Wars” with Scott Rudin producing.

    The studio picked up feature rights from the upcoming Atlantic Books’ title by Blake Harris, a behind-the-scenes thriller that chronicles how Sega took on the juggernaut Nintendo. Atlantic will publish “Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation” in August.

    Sony-based Rudin has produced “Captain Phillips,” “Moneyball” and “The Social Network” for the studio.

    Rogen and Goldberg teamed on directed and writing “This Is the End” for Sony. The duo will direct “Console Wars” from their own script.

    Harris is executive producing “Console Wars” and also co-directing a documentary on the same subject, with Rudin, Rogen and Goldberg producing as well.

    News was first reported by Booktrade.

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    - Dave McNary

     

    See full article at Variety - Film News

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  • The Xbox One months later still a hit or miss experience

    I wasn't fortunate enough to test out the system at CES or any other tech show so I wasn't exactly what to expect when I cracked open my factory sealed Xbox One recently. Based on my experiences with Microsoft branded consoles I expected a specific consistency which I am sad to say just isn't quite there yet. Many arguments can be made regarding why that's the case, mainly the fact the entire operating system had to rewritten in a matter of two and a half months after the always online fiasco of 2013. The system is attractive and serves as a great center piece for any entertainment center, it's uses regarding television, app switching and background operational snap system is exciting. It's really revolutionary in many ways but primarily this is a console, it's meant for games.

    I started out my run at the new system with two titles, Dead Rising 3 a franchise which I have supported through every entry and DLC. To say this game is a fantastic starting point is an understatement, the game packs great replay value and a pretty decently lengthened story line. The game gave me purpose towards using game dvr and upload studio for the first time. My second entry into this console was Call of Duty, i'm  Call of Duty faithful even though Ghosts leaves much to be desired. I ran through both of these game in probably record time, the controller is amazing. It compliments the upgrade of system very appropriately. Then I ran into the real problem with this console.

    What do I do now? I've played through my games, surely there are some demos I can play that would keep me entertainment until more DLC for my games comes out. Wrong. The basic offerings in the demos section is limited to a handful of games, 6 as of this moment to be exact. Two are kids games and the rest are sports games. No demo for Ryse. No Demo for Forza 5. Where are the arcade titles? I mean surely Bejeweled, Monopoly, and other family game makers are investing in making games for this system. Surely those games don't take as long as a $50 million dollar triple A massive function game takes to make. I mean, even the Walking Dead Season 2 is not available. Now i'm not exactly the biggest shopper of Xbox Live, but the options have always been interesting. It makes a consumer feel well invested when they have many options. Now i've read quotes regarding publishers having the option to make game demos or not. So where are they? How do I know if your game is good enough for my $60?

    The Xbox One is under massive redevelopment and perhaps was a system that was rushed into retail before it's time. It's an ambitious undertaking. One that is at it's core near perfection. It's sluggish pace at producing content is jarringly slow. Microsoft Studios should've had at least 6 additional titles ready for the months the console would need to spare publishers in order to finish their projects. Perhaps they do, perhaps they are spacing them out. As it stands right now, you'll either end up spending $300 on five worthwhile titles to fill in the void until the real gems start coming out. Let's hope that team Xbox plans something big to keep us in check until then.

     

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  • Cinema Haven Audio Books is now up and running!!!

    Cinema Haven provides free streaming services across the entire internet. Our goal has always been to provide ease of use to everyone and so we've pushed for more educational content aside to balance what we offer.  As a service that prides itself on community and accessibility we have just launched an Audio Book section. We believe that just like many of our users share their favorite videos they too will share their favorite audio books. The internet is ripe with free audio books in the public domain and offered by the writers themselves. If you are a writer please contact us so we can discuss great advantages to expanding your exposure via our community.

    Audio Books provide a great way to find an adventure, to self educate, to self improve and more. This section can become a great tool for those who cannot find access to hard copies of these books in some parts of the world. We are working on providing more educational tools and videos on this website. We hope you join us in adding some of your own favorites. Please make sure the audio books you share here are shareable, and please do not share books that aren't meant to be shared violating copyright.

    Sites where you can find audio books include but are not limited to Archive.org,Youtube, and more.

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  • 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' lead Mpse Golden Reel Awards nominations

    Nominations have been announced for the Motion Picture Sound Editors' (MPSE) 61st annual Golden Reel Awards, and it was "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" that led the way with three nominations each. Picking up two apiece were "Captain Phillips," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Lone Survivor." All are strong contenders with the sound branch at the Academy, which nominates in the Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing fields. "American Hustle" also picked up a pair of nominations, and if love for the film is That widespread, it could show up in the Academy's sound »

     

    - Kristopher Tapley

     

    See full article at Hitfix

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  • CBS Reveals Premiere Dates for “Under the Dome,” “Extant”

    This isn’t a spoiler or anything, but that weird dome over Chester’s Mill, Maine? It’s still there. We’ll find out more about what’s going on “Under the Dome” when season two returns at 10pm Monday, June 30 on CBS. But those attending CBS’s portion the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour were assured that new … Read more → »

     

    - Melanie McFarland

     

    See full article at IMDb Television Blog

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  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Casts Villain Role

    Thomas Kretschmann, who played Abraham van Helsing on NBC’s “Dracula,” has been cast in a villain role for the upcoming Marvel movie, “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

    Kretschmann is expected to play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in the film.

    James Spader, it’s been previously announced, is playing the main villain role of Ultron. Elizabeth Olsen was recently cast as the Scarlet Witch.

    The sequel to the record-breaking “Avengers” is due to hit theaters May 1, 2015. Joss Whedon is returning as director and Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans all return to reprise their roles. Production begins next month.

    “Marvel’s The Avengers” grossed $1.5 billion worldwide.

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    - Justin Kroll

     

    See full article at Variety - Film News

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