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  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' crushes the box office

    Fox's critically acclaimed sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes roared its way to a stellar $73 million debut at the domestic box office, well ahead of the $54.8 million debut of Rise of the Planet of the Apes in August 2011 and furthering the studio's winning streak this summer. The movie's successful opening, however, wasn't able to stop revenue from continuing to tumble over last year. North American box office revenue was down nearly 24 percent from the same weekend in 2013. Fox is enjoying a bountiful summer nonetheless, and will become the first Hollywood major to

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    - Pamela McClintock


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  • Christopher Walken to join NBC' "Hook"

    NBC has busted out its weapon of choice.

    The network announced that it has cast Oscar winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in its live musical production of Peter Pan, which will air Dec. 4. "Funny, right?" NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "He's one of the most unique actors... but he's just really a song and dance man at heart... It'll be the first tap-dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen."


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  • 'Extant' Premieres tonight on CBS, will it live up to the hype?

    I can't quite recommend CBS' science fiction miniseries Extant, which debuts tonight. I have misgivings about it — the lead performances are a tad opaque, and the script feels as though it's telling two separate stories that don't immediately seem as though they'll connect in a graceful way — but because CBS only sent the pilot to critics, who knows how well-founded they are? Future episodes might put my worries to rest and make the opening chapter seem like brilliant seed-planting in retrospect, or Extant could lose air slowly, like a ruptured spacecraft's hull.At least tonight's premiere gives you a sense of what mode Extant is working in — creepy-atmospheric, early Polanski horror — and verifies that CBS has indeed thrown a ton of money at the production, hiring Oscar-winner Halle Berry to play the astronaut heroine and Goran Visjnic, Camryn Manheim and Looper's Pierce Gagnon to back her up, »


    - Matt Zoller Seitz


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  • Orphan Black coming back for Season 3

    BBC America has handed a third season renewal to its critically acclaimed series, “Orphan Black,” and a second season for freshman drama “Broadchurch.” The announcement was made during the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday by the cable channel's general manager Perry Simon. “Orphan Black” will go back into production in September to shoot 10 new episodes set to debut in the spring. And “Broadchurch” will return sometime next year. The “Orphan Black” renewal follows the award-winning thriller's highly-watched second season. It became the first ever ad-supported drama series. »


    - Jethro Nededog


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  • Scarlett Johansson in Talks for Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar!’

    Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the Coen brothers’ drama “Hail Caesar.”

    Jonah Hill is also in talks to join the cast.

    She would join Josh Brolin and George Clooney. Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are also in negotiations to co-star.

    Universal will distribute with the Coens producing, along with Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Films.

    The story follows a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who is working to keep a studio’s stars in line.

    Johansson will play an actress who suddenly becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production. It’s a good fit, since Johansson announced in March that she was pregnant. She is engaged to Romain Dauriac.

    The plan is to go into production this fall and given the size of the cast, Johansson’s role is not expected to take very long to shoot.

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    - Justin Kroll


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  • Kanye West' Epic Wireless rant in detail

    On July 4th, Kanye West, wearing his face mask du jour, started singing "Runaway" from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for the crowd at the Wireless Festival in London before getting sidetracked with an Epic fifteen minute rant in which he called out Nike, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, the media, and everyone else in the world who doesn't believe in The Genius of Kanye West. His diatribe is sprawling, long, and very Kanye with its auto-tune and made-up words. We here at Vulture love you so much that we transcribed the entire thing.[singing/autotune] Don’t let nobody tell you what you can do, what you can believe, what you can achieve. Don’t let nobody but you. You know, people be looking at me like I got a problem or something. Like I’m uncontrollable or something. Like I don’t do what I’m supposed to do. You know it » - E. Alex Jung See full article at Vulture

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  • Columbus Short arrested for Public Intoxication

    Former “Scandal” star Columbus Short was arrested Friday after allegedly getting into a drunken fight with several off-duty police officers, TMZ reports. Short reportedly began scuffling with a security guard at the Katy Trail Ice House in Dallas after it appeared he was about to leave without paying. Also read: ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Slapped With Lawsuit Over Alleged Bar Brawl Witnesses say Short started screaming at the bouncer before two off-duty officers intervened. They later detained him for public intoxication. “He was like a dog with a bone who wouldn't let it go,” one witness told TMZ. Also read: »


    - James Crugnale


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  • Transformers crushes Tammy at the box office

    Transformers: Age of Extinction” is far from extinct in its second weekend, bringing some heat to a less-than-explosive Fourth of July box office.

    The sequel grossed $10.6 million Stateside on Friday, dominating Melissa McCarthy’s “Tammy,” which earned $6.4 million.

    The fourth installment of Paramount’s ever-growing franchise is the only release so far this summer to come in no. 1 in the box office for two weeks straight. The lack of a reigning summer champ is partly to blame for the nearly 15% drop in earnings from last summer.

    The traditionally busy holiday weekend was also less explosive than last year’s Independence Day, which brought in $230 million thanks to the $143 million launch of “Despicable Me 2.” “The Lone Ranger” flopped with $48 million. However, last year’s movies benefited from the Fourth falling on a Thursday, meaning audiences were free to go to the movies on Friday.

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    - Maane Khatchatourian


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  • Big Brother 16 ratings bombing big time (Blame casting)

    Big Brother‘s live eviction drew 5.1 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating on Thursday night aka July 4th Eve, down sharply week-to-week and off two tenths from Wednesday’s telecast, but still topping the night in the demo.

    A Big Bang Theory rerun opened CBS’ night and drew Wednesday’s largest audience — 6.6 mil.

    Related What to Watch Friday: July 4th Specials, Marathons and More

    Overall TV usage for the holiday weekend-adjacent night was down 15 percent, while numbers are especially subject to change due to holiday programming preemptions and Hurricane Arthur storm coverage.


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  • 'Turn' Showrunner snitches secrets of season 2

    The first season of AMC’s Turn wasn’t exactly the shot heard ’round the world. Facing a slate of popular Sunday-night competition like Game of Thrones and The Good Wife, Craig Silverstein’s Revolutionary War drama had to fight for respect—something it ultimately won with a riveting finale that helped secure a second season. Jamie Bell stars as Abraham Woodhull, a Long Island cabbage farmer initially straddling the fence as the American uprising turns into a full-fledged war. His father (Kevin McNally) and wife (Meegan Warner) are staunch Tory loyalists; his childhood friends, including the love of his »


    - Jeff Labrecque


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  • The Killin on netflix : Longer episodes

    The Killing is finally letting Holder speak his native tongue.

    When the ex-amc drama debuts its fourth and final season on anything-goes Netflix later this summer, Joel Kinnaman’s tortured, streetwise detective will no longer have to watch his language.

    “We can curse now,” enthuses series creator Veena Sud of her newfound freedom on Netflix. “All of us were ecstatic because, in this world, someone like Holder would say the F-bomb quite a lot, which he does this season… Joel, especially, was very happy about that.”

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  • CW announces fall lineup, offers Supernatural retrospective special

    The CW is sticking close to form with its fall rollout strategy, on Wednesday announcing premiere dates for its new and returning series designed to avoid head-to-head collisions with the Big Four bows.

    For a third year, CW will kick off the new season with an exclusive telecast of the iHeartradio Music Festival, airing for two hours on both Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    The entertainment series begin rolling out that same week, with the returning Thursday combo of “The Vampire Diaries” and “Reign” bowing Oct. 2.

    “The Originals” moves to its new night, Monday, starting Oct. 6 — the third Monday of the television season. It will be followed by a special retrospective look back at the past nine seasons of “Supernatural,” which returns the next night to kick off its tenth season.

    Leading into “Supernatural” starting Oct. 7 is one of the most buzzed-about new series of the season, “The Flash” (pictured »


    - Rick Kissell


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  • Natasha Lyonne to appear in 'Girls' during break from Orange is the new black

    “Orange is the New Black” star Natasha Lyonne is taking a break from prison and is headed to Brooklyn. HBO confirms that Lyonne will guest star in an episode of “Girls” next season. Lyonne will join previously announced guest stars Gillian Jacobs, Jason Ritter and Zachary Quinto. Season four of “Girls” is set to premiere in 2015. Lyonne is repped by Wme, 3 Arts and the law firm of Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams. » - Nikara Johns See full article at Variety - TV News

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  • Sarah Jessica Parker returning to television? Very likely...

    Sarah Jessica Parker could soon be back behind the laptop.

    The Sex and the City actress is set to star in a police crime thriller pilot based on the non-fiction book Busted: A Tale Of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, our sister site Deadline reports.

    Related Showtime Picks Up Roadies Pilot From Cameron Crowe, J.J. Abrams

    Parker will play one of the two leads in the project, which chronicles Philadelphia Daily News reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker’s efforts to uncover one of the biggest police corruption scandals in Philadelphia’s history.

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  • 'Community' coming to hulu? No it's not

    NBC canceled the internet's most beloved television series Community back in May, but there was a glimmer of hope that Hulu might resurrect the Greendale Human Beings. Alas, that glimmer is no more: TVLine reports that Hulu has "abandoned" talks for a potential sixth season for the show, meaning all that "#sixseasonsandamovie" hashtagging has likely been for naught. Sony is still on the hunt for a new home for the series, but the clock is ticking — the cast's contracts expire June 30. Somewhere at Netflix, a telephone is ringing »


    - Margaret Lyons


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  • CBS reveals it's fall premiere dates and lineup

    CBS, which has traditionally rolled out just about all of its fall series during premiere week, is mixing things up some this year by stretching out its launches over a six-week period.

    “The addition of ‘Thursday Night Football’ provides the flexibility to strategically roll out our fall season in multiple waves, maximizing promotional platforms and scheduling opportunities to give our new and returning series the best possible launch,” Nina Tassler, chairman, CBS Entertainment, said in a statement.

    The fall schedule rollout, announced Tuesday, will see the Eye net using the season finales of summer dramas “Under the Dome” and “Extant” during premiere week. The initial week of the television season (Sept. 22-28) will also include an hourlong premiere (two back-to-back original episodes) of “The Big Bang Theory” on a Monday.

    The net’s fall gets underway on Sept. 11 with the premiere of “NFL Thursday Night Football,” and its first entertainment »


    - Rick Kissell


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  • Six never before seen scenes from Breaking Bad now in Bluray set

    The equivalent of tomes have already been written on the virtues of AMC's "Breaking Bad," so with the June 3 release of the epic Blu-ray box set of the entire series, it seems appropriate to focus less on what we already know -- that, duh, the show's good -- and more on what goodies can be plundered in the set's extensive special features.While each episode has a commentary track to accompany it, there's also a bonus disc specifically geared toward the lead-up to the second half of Season Five, also known as the Final Eight. Here are a few of the highlights:-"Shocking Moments": As viewers we love to endlessly discuss and debate the moments from our favorite shows that completely broadsided us. But it's easy to forget that the cast from these shows undergoes a double-take when confronted with a first glimpse of upcoming episode scripts. Here everyone from Bryan Cranston, »


    - Beth Hanna


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  • Will Smith to Star In NFL Concussion Drama (Exclusive)

    Will Smith is ready to tackle the NFL’s concussion problem as he is in talks to star in the untitled drama based on the GQ article “Game Brain” for Scott Free and Sony.

    Peter Landesman (“Parkland”) is on board to write and direct.

    Giannina Facio, Ridley Scott and Michael Schaefer will produce for Scott Free while David Wolthoff and Larry Shuman will produce for the Shuman Company. Scott and Facio have become very passionate about the issue and were very aggressive in landing a star for the pic and have done so with Smith’s attachment.

    The article was written by Jeanne Marie Laskas and follows Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Smith, the forensic neuropathologist who single-handedly made the first discovery of Cte in a professional football player and brought awareness to the public. Story is described as a whistle-blower tale in the vein of “The Insider” humanizing the »


    - Justin Kroll


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  • ‘Penny Dreadful’ Renewed for Season 2 By Showtime

    Showtime has renewed the horror drama “Penny Dreadful” for a second season. The greenlight comes halfway through the show’s initial eight-episode run, which has drawn solid ratings across Showtime’s linear and on-demand platforms. The show created by screenwriter-playwright John Logan has impressed the pay cabler by skewing younger than its other original series and by proving to be a big draw on the Showtime Anytime broadband platform, as well as on cable VOD. See Also: Q&A with ‘Penny Dreadful,’ Bond Screenwriter John Logan Showtime has ordered 10 episodes for season two, with production set to resume later this year in Dublin for airing next year. Logan penned all eight of the first season segs and intends to do the same on season two. The series hails from Logan’s Desert Wolf Prods. and Sam Mendes’ Neal Street banner and is a co-production with the U.K.’s Sky Atlantic, » - Cynthia Littleton See full article at Variety - TV News

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