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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

     

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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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  • Pacquaio "Mayweather is running from a fight like a dog with it's tail between its legs"

    Manny Pacquaio said he'd reached his limit in a report released earlier today in which he is quoted as stating that undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather JR has been demanding too many things and that while they have agreed to many of his excessive demands several times over including testing and purse splits the undefeated champion is now requesting that he become a free agent in order to lock in a fight the world has been demanding for nearly 5 years now. Pacquaio who fights under the Top Rank for some time now thinks this latest demand is another excuse in a long list of ridiculous demands made over the years to make the fight happen, Pacquaio who is signed to Top Rank through the end of 2014 states he will again pursue the fight when his contract ends. Many in Boxing see this latest request as further proof that while Floyd has taken steps to make a fight they've all been steps that guarantee the fight never actually happens. While many fans will say Pacquaio who is reportedly in debt over taxes to the tune of $68 million dollars should've taken $40 million to fight him as little as 18 months ago. The fact is many leave out that in that case Floyd and GBP would've pocketed upwards of $150 million dollars and even if he did accept the $40 million popular opinion indicates fans would've expected Floyd come up with some new ridiculous term to make finalizing the contracts impossible.

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  • Garry Marshall is set to receive the WGAW Award for Television Writing

    Happy Days” and “The Odd Couple” creator Garry Marshall will receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2014 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing, which honors lifetime achievement in oustanding television. The award will be given at the Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony, which takes place Feb. 1 at the Jw Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live. Also read: Writers Guild of America, East, ABC News Reach Tentative Contract Agreement Wgaw president Christopher Keyser praised Marshall’s ability to chronicle friendships through his writing while announcing the honor. “Garry Marshall’s filmography – from ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ to ‘Happy Days’ – is a. »

     

    - Tim Kenneally

     

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  • Dick Smith, to Receive Make-Up Artists Lifetime Achievement Award

    Two-time Academy Award winning make-up artist Dick Smith will receive the Make-up Artists Lifetime Achievement Award at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Awards. The award honors make-up artists whose body of work in the film industry consistently enhances make-up and hair styling artistry.

    Dick Smith, known as “the godfather of make-up,” won an Honorary Academy Award in 2012. He also won an Academy Award and a BAFTA award for his work on “Amadeus” (shared with Paul LeBlanc).

    “Rarely have there been make-up artists with the legendary inventiveness, creativity and artistic excellence of Dick Smith,” Guild President Sue Cabral-Ebert said in a statement. “Dick’s transparency and willingness to share the secrets of the craft have been the catalyst for young make-up artists all over the world to follow their imaginations and dreams.”

    Smith worked on numerous award-winning films, including “Taxi Driver,” “The Godfather,” and “The Godfather Part 2,” and is »

     

    - Francesca Bacardi

     

    See full article at Variety - Film News

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  • Shia Labeouf Tweets Cease and Desist Letter From Daniel Clowes’ Attorney

    Less than a week after sky-writing an apology for plagiarizing his 2012 short film “HowardCantour.com” from a Daniel Clowes’ comic, Shia Labeouf went public again on Tuesday by tweeting a cease and desist letter from Clowes’ attorney in the latest bizarre twist in the actor’s ongoing copyright saga.

    “Your client is seriously out of control,” the letter reads.

    Addressed to Labeouf’s attorney Brian G. Wolf, the comic book artist/writer’s rep claims: ”We have been waiting since December 27th to hear how Mr. Labeouf intends to make right, but all that has happened is further wrongful acts.”

    While no official lawsuit has been filed (as of Tuesday evening), Clowes’ attorney, Michael Kemp, suggests that Labeouf has again violated his client’s rights in a series of recent tweets related to the incident. For instance, one of Labeouf’s rants proclaimed a new short film was in the »

     

    - Stuart Oldham

     

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  • Matt Reeves Picked to Direct ‘Planet Of The Apes 3?

    Exclusive: Right after 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment began screening his cut of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Matt Reeves has signed on to direct the third installment of the franchise. This time, he will write the script with Mark Bomback, who scripted the sequel to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, which grossed $482 million worldwide in 2011. The directing deal is done and the writer deals are being worked out right now. It is likely that Reeves will go right into the third film, a priority for the studio. The sequel is set to debut July 11, 2014, and it stars Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell, with Andy Serkis reprising his role as Caesar, the intelligent ape that led the breakout from a lab before much of the human race was wiped out at the close of the first film. The survivors square off against Caesar »

     

    - MIKE FLEMING JR

     

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  • Writer for "Two and a Half Men" lands own pilot on ABC

    ABC has picked up its fifth comedy pilot, handing out an order for an untitled entry from Two and a Half Men writer Jeff Lowell. The single-camera romantic comedy exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple embarking on a new relationship. Lowell (Common Law, Just Shoot Me) will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios and Brillstein Entertainment Partners pilot. TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide Peter Traugott, who is based at NBC, developed the project and will executive produce, reuniting the former Brillstein TV topper with the company. The pilot order comes six months

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    - Lesley Goldberg

     

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  • John Legend all set to romance The Governor's Ball

    With the 86th Annual Academy Awards less than two months away, the Academy announced Monday that nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend will perform at its official post-Oscars celebration, the Governors Ball on March 2.

    Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Design Branch governor and chair of the Governors Ball, noted the singer’s accomplishments and said in a statement, “John Legend is one of the industry’s most innovative and talented artists.”

    Legend received eight Grammy nominations for his 2004 debut album “Get Lifted” and won the awards for R&B album, new artist of the year and male R&B vocal performance for his hit song “Ordinary People.” Legend’s most recent album “Love in the Future” earned him a R&B album nomination at this year’s Grammys. The artist’s songs have also been featured on the soundtracks of films including “Waiting for Superman,” “Think Like a Man” and “Django Unchained. »

     

    - Andrea Seikaly

     

    See full article at Variety - Film News

     

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