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  • Box Office: Huge Wednesday for 'Potter' ($14.5M) and 'Tangled' ($11.8M)

    There will be no haircuts at Disney this Thanksgiving. The studio's 3D-animated Rapunzel adaptation Tangled grossed $11.8 million Wednesday, according to one rival studio's estimates, putting it behind the still-very-huge Harry Potter 7 ($14.5 million Wednesday) but in position to exceed pre-release tracking estimates by as much as $20 million. Tangled was forecast to gross around $40 million over the five-day holiday period, but could easily clear $60 million by the time the weekend is through. Warner's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, meanwhile, could break $80 million over the same period. On a »

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  • Cookie Monster Launches Web Campaign To Host SNL

    Cookie Monster wants to make the trip from Sesame Street to 30 Rockefeller Plaza to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The fuzzy blue creature, who already has guested on more television shows than any of his other Sesame Street neighbors — including a couple of appearances on Stephen Colbert’s Comedy Central show in 2008 — has mounted a campaign that includes a petition drive on Facebook and an “audition” video on YouTube in which he performs Weekend Update and spoofs Lady Gaga. Since 2002, Cookie Monster has been played by David Rudman (and before that by Frank Oz). A notice beneath the video reads, “Cookie Monster wants to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ and he needs your help! Click here to join the Facebook group and help Cookie Monster be the next host!” As of this morning (Thursday), the video had been viewed more than 620,000 times. A similar campaign led »

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  • Jeremy Renner talks future of Mission Impossible

    Jeremy Renner has half-confirmed what we already sort of suspected: he could be taking the Mission: Impossible movie franchise over from series star Tom Cruise. Currently shooting the franchise’s fourth outing – which, tellingly, has dropped its numerals in favour of the reboot-nodding title Mission: Impossible â€“ Ghost Protocol – Renner has discussed the future of the series. “It’s a franchise to potentially take over,” he tells MTV. “I can’t predict the future and what they want, but...

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  • 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer': Warner Bros. sinks fangs into reboot

    Today, Warner Bros. announced plans to remake 1992?s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which gave birth to the much-loved Sarah Michelle Gellar-headed TV series (which we all still worship unashamedly).

    While details are sparse, filmmakers claim the movie would not revisit the vampire slayer’s high school days, attempting instead to capture the “witty, tough, and sexy” heroine in a new way. The team behind the project includes Dark Knight producer Charles Roven and relative newcomer Whit Anderson. The movie could hit theaters in 2012 or late 2011, according to the L.A. Times.

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    - Sandra Gonzalez

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  • Charlie Sheen: Capri Anderson Tried to Extort $1 Million

    Charlie Sheen fired back at Capri Anderson in lawsuit that alleges she tried to extort $1 million from him after their "consensual encounter" in a New York hotel room. "This case involves a shakedown and extortion of the internationally known actor and celebrity Charlie Sheen â€¦ by an opportunist pornographic film star and publicity-hungry scam artist," says the lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Anderson, an adult film actress whose real name is Christina Walsh, "fabricated a sensational tale about being assaulted, battered and held against will" and then threatened to go to the media with "her false tale" if »

    - Mike Fleeman

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  • Harry Potter wins at the box office

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 surprised absolutely no-one this weekend by opening at number one at the Us box office. What might be surprising, though, is that the film broke all previous Harry Potter film records by having the biggest opening for an Hp movie yet. Taking a colossal $125m in its opening weekend, Deathly Hallows easily trumped Goblet Of Fire’s $102m, and completely eclipsed previous instalment Half-Blood Prince’s piffling $77.8m. It also tumbled last week’s number one, Megamind, from the top...

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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus confirmed to get political for HBO comedy pilot 'Veep'

    Three weeks after news that Julia Louis-Dreyfus was in talks to return to TV with an HBO pilot, the network confirms she’s set to star in Veep. HBO describes it as, “a comedy set very near the White House. Former Senator Selina Meyer finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned about.” The pilot is written by Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci, the latter of whom will direct. Iannucci will also exec produce along with Chris Godsick and Frank Rich. Louis-Dreyfus will moonlight as a producer.

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    - Mandi Bierly

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  • Wesley Snipes Still Eluding Prison Stripes

    Wesley Snipes is used to going direct to DVD these days. Not directly to jail. So maybe that's why a lawyer for the embattled actor tells E! News that Snipes has no plans on surrendering for a three-year prison stint—despite a Florida federal judge's order. What gives? "Mr. Snipes is not in custody and at this point we have not received a self-surrender date or facility," defense attorney Daniel Meachum said. "However, we are working hard so that there is never a surrender date or facility for Mr. Snipes to report to other than his house or any other place that he chooses to visit." Just not the big house. "In other words we as his lawyers are »

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  • 'Deathly Hallows: Part 1' Already Breaking Box Office Records A Day Before Its Release

    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" is breaking records before it even hits theaters, and we have to admit that we're not really all that surprised. According to what Warner Bros. told Deadline, "Deathly Hallows" is going to be screened at 3,700 locations for its midnight release alone. But that's nothing compared to Friday, where the film is going to be shown at 4,125 theaters and on over 9,000 screens... not counting IMAX. Okay, so that's a bit intense.

    If you've waited until this week to buy your midnight release ticket, you've probably discovered to your dismay that pretty much all the showings have been sold out. And, if you were hoping to see the film in IMAX this weekend, you're definitely screwed, because almost all the record-breaking 239 IMAX screens are already sold out for the weekend. To compare, "Half-Blood Prince" only played on 166 IMAX screens.

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    - Terri Schwartz

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  • New Featurette for I Am Number Four

    A new I Am Number Four featurette has been released by DreamWorks, and its great introduction to both the film and its characters. The film is about a young man (Alex Pettyfer) who has escaped from another planet, is running from his enemies, and falls in love (Dianna Agron) while learning of his true potential. It is directed by D.J. Caruso, who has helmed both Eagle Eye and Disturbia, and is produced by none other thanMichael Bay of explosions fame. It also stars Teresa Palmer(The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Timothy Olyphant (The Crazies). With its release on February 18, 2011, featurettes like this should build interest in an already fascinating looking film. For the featurette, synopsis, and more, hit the jump.  Also click here for Steve’s report about visiting the set, click here for his interview with Pettyfer, and click here for his interview with Caruso. »

    - Kimberly Lucas

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  • 'Mike & Molly' exclusive: Reference to nasty 'Marie Claire' post planned for Thanksgiving episode

    CBS’ hit comedy Mike & Molly will have the last word on the Marie Claire blog post â€œShould ‘Fatties’ Get a Room? (Even on TV?). Star Billy Gardell (Mike) told EW exclusively that he’ll make a “tiny nod” to last month’s internet debate at the end of the Thanksgiving episode planned for Nov. 22.

    “It’s a very eloquently put thing that I get to say at the Thanksgiving speech that kind of says everything we feel,” said Gardell, who begrudgingly admits that the post generated a lot of awareness for the Monday night comedy. “It did give it a lot of attention, »

    - Lynette Rice

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  • It's official: 'Medium' is over

    Medium series creator Glenn Gordon Caron confirmed via Facebook what his star Patricia Arquette already told EW: CBS has canned the drama.

    “It’s true,” he wrote on Medium’s Facebook page. “Allison Dubois will dream her last dream on Medium Friday, January 21st. In what we believe will be a series defining episode,  Allison and her family will stare destiny in the eye. And destiny will not blink.”

    CBS cut the episodic order on Medium from 22 to 13 last month. The drama is currently averaging 7.1 million viewers. »

    - Lynette Rice

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  • Starz To Greenlight Drama Series Starring Kelsey Grammer & Helmed By Gus Van Sant

    After a heated bidding war, Boss, a political drama project starring Kelsey Grammer and written by Apocalypto co-writerFarhad Safinia, has landed at Starz with an 8-episode straight-to-series order. In his first foray into television, Milk directorGus Van Sant is set to direct the pilot and executive produce the series, which will be produced by Lionsgate Television. This also marks the cable debut of one of broadcast TV's most recognizable stars, Grammer, as well as his first foray into drama series. It is also his first project since recently signing with Wme. Boss will star Grammer as the Mayor of Chicago who is diagnosed with a degenerative mental condition that only he and his doctor know about. It is described as a King Lear-inspired tale of power set in Chicago's political machine. Grammer will executive produce along with his new Grammnet Prods. partner Brian Sher as well as Van Sant and Stella Stolper. »


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  • The Mentalist: Does Red John Have Another Mole in the Cbi?

    Fans of The Mentalist are not going to want to miss the final moments of Thursday's episode.

    "There's probably the biggest shock ending we've ever put up on the screen," creator Bruno Heller tells "I think people will be intrigued and surprised by the whole episode."

    Check out photos of The Mentalist cast

    The episode finds Patrick Jane (Simon Baker, who also directed the episode) and the rest of the Cbi investigating a triple homicide in small rural town. Further digging by Jane and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) reveals the killings are the work of serial cop killer. John Billingsleyguest-stars as a self-professed psychic, whom Jane manipulates to find the real murderer.

    But it wouldn't be November sweeps if Red John didn't have some part to play...

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    - Adam Bryant

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  • 'Community' Season 2, Episode 9 Recap

    Twist endings can be a lot of fun when done well, but as more and more movies and shows try to shock their audiences out of complacency with a well-timed "Aha!" moment, good twists become harder to come by. People start to expect the surprise, and nothing kills a reveal faster than a prepared observer; after all, there are only so many tricks a story can pull and still be consistent.

    The end of 'Conspiracy Theories and Soft Defenses' worked because it never really wanted to catch us off guard. The climax, a series of increasingly ludicrous fake-outs, got laughs because it was ridiculous, and, by the end, managed to mock the idea of of the twist-ending without completely denying its charms. Once again, 'Community' walked the fine line between self-conscious parody and realistic characters, and once again, it nailed the balance perfectly. After an intermittently bumpy start, »

    - Zack Handlen

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  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 1.06 "The Art of War" Review

    Tonight's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills served us the Kyle and Camille drama as the main dish this week, but did anyone else get a bit overstuffed from the barrage of dramatics coming from the two women?

    The Dinner Party Massacre

    As stated last week, we will never know what really was uttered between Camille and Kyle during that now infamous conversation, but viewers will always have plenty to speculate on. While everyone else has already picked sides, it's still hard for this reviewer to do so due to Kim's apparent involvement, which was hinted at last week.

    When Kyle looked for her sister to back her up in from Camille's attack, Kim opted out and didn't want any part of it. In most situations, Kim's actions could be seen in two different lights, the first being a bit too telling of what really went down and the second being »

    - Mark O. Estes

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  • 30 Rock 5.08 "College" Review

    Something that has been regrettably missing from 30 Rock lately has been references to Star Wars. They are usually fairly obscure references that only people who have seen the films more than just a few times would get. Thankfully, we were treated to a fantastic Star Warsreference. As Liz discovers the crew acting abnormally comfortable, she asks, "What is this? Jabba's pleasure skiff?"

    Star Wars nerdery aside, tonight's 30 Rock hit the proverbial ball out of the proverbial park. It was reminiscent of earlier episodes. In order to not be completely hated by the crew, Liz goes to ridiculous lengths to make herself popular despite be discouraged by Tracy and Jenna. Meanwhile, Jack begins a mission to find design flaws in Ge's new microwave out of jealousy. Hearing Jack's voice on a dictionary website, the writers decide to prank Pete.

    Lutz, the hands-down saddest character on the show, delivered as he does whenever he's on screen. »

    - Ian McDonald

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  • 'Leverage' season finale exclusive first look: Elisabetta Canalis returns as The Italian

    Leverage fans, you are without a doubt a very patient bunch. You’ve been without new episodes since September, and that’s not a hiatus to be taken lightly. Luckily, your virtue will be rewarded with three new episodes starting Dec. 12 (as if the date wasn’t already circled in your calendars with hearts and tiny fists drawn around it). I could leave you stewing in your anticipation until then, but I will show you mercy in the form of three sneak peeks at the finale, which will feature the return of the The Italian, played by Elisabetta Canalis(that’s “George Clooney’s girlfriend, »

    - Sandra Gonzalez

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  • 'Glee' to tackle 'Thriller' post-Super Bowl; Harry Shum Jr. to become series regular

    'Glee' to tackle 'Thriller' post-Super Bowl; Harry Shum Jr. to become series regular

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    It's a good day to be a Gleek. Two big "Glee" announcements hit the news today (Nov. 17) and they're big. Michael Jackson big.

    Entertainment Weekly reports that the show will perform the late King of Pop's classic "Thriller" in the highly anticipated post-Super Bowl episode. To "Glee" it up, it will be mashed-up with another song (which has been chosen yet). Sources are saying the episode "will be the most expensive in "Glee" history and likely one of television's priciest episodes ever."

    The episode will keep with the sports theme and focus on the football team's championship game and the cheerleading regionals. The "Thriller" mash-up will be reportedly occur during halftime of the championship game. We're guessing it's going to be a bigger and better version of the football team performing Beyonce's "Single Ladies" early in Season 1. The gang will also tackle tracks by Katy PerryLady Antebellum and »

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  • Warner Bros. investigating 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' leak

    Pirates, beware of Warner Bros.’ wizards: Warner Bros. announced in a statement that they plan to probe the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I leak. The first 36 minutes of the film — which is released Friday in theaters — were made available on several Internet sharing sites like BitTorrent earlier in the week. Said the studio in a statement: “This week, a portion ofHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was stolen and illegally posted on the Internet. This constitutes a serious breach of copyright violation and theft of Warner Bros. property. We are working actively to restrict »

    - Kate Ward

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