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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 »

    - [email protected]

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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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  • Paramount Sets October 21, 2011 Release Date for Paranormal Activity 3

    Don’t say we didn’t warn you. With the Saw series hopefully dead and buried, it’s time for another horror franchise to step up and take center stage. Bloody Disgusting reports that Paramount Pictures has locked an October 21, 2011 release for Paranormal Activity 3, which is weird since I have yet to get a phone call regarding my potential plot outlines. No other details are available at this time, though I’m willing to bet that the film will boast low-budget, hand-held quality video, an unseen demon, a victimized family and that freaky Katie girl.

    Paranormal Activity 2 was directed by Tod Williams and has collected a hefty $156 million worldwide upon its October 22 release. The original, directed byOren Peli, collected $193 million in 2007. »

    - Jeff Ames

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  • 'Glee' countdown: Under Gwyneth's umbrella ella ella

    'Glee' countdown: Under Gwyneth's umbrella ella ella

    Raise your hand if you were unsure as to how to react to the news that Gwyneth Paltrow was interested in joining the fun of Glee? Just me? Of course, the casting news should have been met with open arms — she’s an Academy Award-winning actress after all — yet I’ll admit I was a wee bit skeptical of how her musical experience (or what I knew her musical experience to be, namely that scene inDuets) would translate to the campy, quirky, high school show. But now that she’s impressed many with her performance at the Cma Awards »

    - Emily Exton

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  • Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg To Rewrite Comedy 'Neighborhood Watch'

    Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg To Rewrite Comedy 'Neighborhood Watch'

    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg hit Hollywood and made their mark quickly penning the smash hit "Superbad," the weed comedy "The Pineapple Express" and have "The Green Hornet" hitting theaters in January and their top secret hard-r animated film "Sausage Party" in the works. Now they've added one more to their plate. The duo have signed on to rewrite "Neighborhood Watch," a comedy that has been kicking around Hollywood for a while and has seenShawn Levy and David Dobkin attached to direct with Will Ferrell at one point set to star. The lame, sort of Adam Sandler-esque premise follows… »

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  • DiCaprio set to begin Hoover project in 2011

    DiCaprio set to begin Hoover project in 2011

      Leonardo DiCaprio has announced that filming for Clint Eastwood’s Hooverbiopic will begin in January/February 2011. The film will focus on controversial figure J. Edgar Hoover, who founded the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the 1930s and remained its director until his death nearly forty years later.?? Hooverwas known to be a shady operator who kept files on countless public figures and world leaders - and was himself not immune to scandal - so there is plenty of great material for Eastwood and DiCaprio to work with. On...

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    - Total Film

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  • Hollywood Shock: Oscar Publicist Ronni Chasen Shot Dead

    Hollywood Shock: Oscar Publicist Ronni Chasen Shot Dead

    Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was found shot to death in her car on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles coroner has told TheWrap. Representatives from Chasen & Co. did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment. Beverly Hills police would not confirm that the victim was Chasen, but did tell TheWrap that a woman was found in her car early Tuesday with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. A police report said the victim was shot five times, and then apparently crashed her car into a lightpole around 12:28 a.m. near »

    - Brent Lang

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  • 2011 Best Director Oscar Contenders

    2011 Best Director Oscar Contenders

    Christopher NolanDavid FincherMartin ScorseseSofia CoppolaDavid O. RussellDanny BoyleDarren Aronofsky, Joel and Ethan CoenPeter Weir andMike Leigh. On Jan. 25, when the nominations for best director are announced, it's hard to believe that half of those contenders won't make the cut. Every year is competitive in the best director race, but 2011 is turning into one of the most impressive ever. It's rare when you can say the nomination is legitimately the win, but for five lucky nominees it really will be. With that in mind, Awards Campaign reviews 18 potential nominees for best »

    - Gregory Ellwood

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  • Michael Douglas's Ex-Wife Won't Get His Wall Street Money (For Now)

    Michael Douglas's money is safely his ... for now. A Manhattan judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Douglas's ex-wife Diandra Douglas, seeking half of his paycheck from his fall film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The Oscar-winning actor, who recently finished treatment for throat cancer,  was  "very excited" when he learned of the judge's decision, his lawyer Marilyn Chinitz said, adding, "This case should never have been brought in the first instance and certainly not in New York." In the suit, Diandra argues she is entitled to half of the profits from the Wall Street sequel since Douglas made »

    - Sharon Cotliar

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  • Box Office Slumps

    Movie attendance on Sunday was significantly lower than most studios had estimated, with virtually all of the top attractions winding up with less than the anticipated results. (Weekend estimates are based on actual ticket sales for Friday and Saturday and an educated guess for sales on Sunday.) Topping the list was Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s Megamind, which drew $29.1 million, $1 million less than the studio had estimated. Tony Scott’s Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, opened with $22.7 million. The studio had figured it would earn $23.5 million. The road-trip comedy Due Datedropped a far bigger-than-expected 53 percent in its second weekend to earn $15.4 million and place third. Overall, the top 12 films grossed $111.67 million, compared to last year’s $129,452,765, when 2012 opened with $65.2 million. For the year total box office revenue is up 3.3 percent to $9.14 billion; attendance is down 1.81 percent.

    The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):1. Megamind, Paramount/DreamWorks Animation, $29,120,461, 2 Wks. ($88,822,635); 2. Unstoppable, 20th Century Fox, $22,688,457, (New); 3. Due Date, Warner Bros., $15,419,042, 2 Wks. ($58,897,308); 4. Skyline, Universal, $11,692,415, (New); 5. Morning Glory, Paramount, $9,203,266, 1 Wk., ($11,809,321 — From Wednesday); 6. For Colored Girls, Lionsgate, $6,517,280, 2 Wks. ($30,687,468); 7. Red,Summit Entertainment, $4,973,539, 5 Wks. ($79,677,396); 8. Paranormal Activity 2, Paramount, $2,980,201, 4 Wks. ($81,930,657); 9. Saw 3-D, Lionsgate, $2,862,449, 3 Wks. ($43,580,310); 10. Jackass 3-D, Paramount, $2,235,457, 5 Wks. ($114,643,266).

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  • David Letterman Dishes Out Apology to Rachael Ray

    David Letterman is sorry Rachael Ray left his Late Show with a bad taste in her mouth.

    On Tuesday night, the talk-show host took a moment to apologize to the culinary star for ranting during Ray's taped appearance about the glut of TV food programming while millions starve.

    "No, I'm not mad at Rachael," Letterman said in response to an email he had received from Ray's publicist asking if he was upset with her. "I'm just nuts. There's something wrong with me. So, if you see Rachael, tell her I'm sorry. She didn't do anything wrong."

    Yet Letterman couldn't help but, once again, address the issue that got him so fired up to begin with.

    "A billion people are starving, 50 million people are starving in this country. They go to bed hungry, but before they doze off, let's watch Cupcake Wars. Does that make any sense?" he asked.

    He went on to complain about a show where "a guy goes around and he tries to eat himself sick" while pointing out that "in parts of Africa, kids eat dirt just so their stomachs have a full feeling."

    Letterman then brought the discussion back to his behavior toward Ray to reiterate that he had no hard feelings.  

    "Not mad at her," he again clarified. "There really is something wrong with me. I don't know what it is and I'm seeking professional help...Rachael, I'm very sorry. I got carried away. I'll admit, you had every reason to be alarmed. I'm so sorry."

    Ray's taped segment will air Friday.

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