February 12th, 2014

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'Horrible Bosses' Director Switches Genres for 'Uncharted' Adaptation

The last update we heard on Sony's gestating adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune had Neil Burger leaving the director's chair as Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, the duo behind the National Treasure franchise, were hired to write a new draft of the script. However, since then, Safe House writer David Guggenheim has written a new draft (in addition to scripting Bad Boys 3 for the studio), and that has the project back in development with Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon making the jump to the action genre with the video game adaptation. However, Gordon is no stranger to video games on film.


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Alexander Skarsgård Heads Out For Sushi


Alexander Skarsgard in the man in the black while grabbing lunch at Sushi Roku on Tuesday (February 11) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Last week, the 37-year-old Swedish actor kept a low profile while filling up his gas tank in L.A.

It was recently announced that Alexander will be starring in a new live-action 3D Tarzan movie, also starring Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Mark your calendars, Tarzen is set to hit theaters on July 1, 2016. We can’t wait!

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New Poster & Trailer for Transcendence

Warner Bros. have finally released a new trailer for the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, the cinematographer who worked alongside Christopher Nolan on the The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.

Directed by Wally Pfister and starring Johnny Depp Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Morgan Freeman, Transcendence is set to be released on April 18th, 2014.


Promo Image & “The Guys” Featurette For ‘Need For Speed’


From DreamWorks comes this new promo image (featuring Aaron Paul, Scott Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Harrison Gilbertson and Rami Malek) and behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming video game adaptation ‘Need for Speed.’ Directed by Scott Waugh and also starring Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Michael Keaton and Dakota Johnson, ‘Need for Speed’ is set for a March 14th release.


Gaga is directing new music video and is scheduled to wrap up soon

As balmy afternoon gave way to chilly night on Tuesday, Hearst Castle in San Simeon buzzed with activity

The usually tranquil hilltop estate of publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst was the site of a Hollywood-style video shoot starring pop diva Lady Gaga. The five-time Grammy Award-winner was nowhere to be seen Tuesday – but many of the rough 125 cast and crew members working on her project were.

Dancers and security staff, many bundled in sweaters and coats, strolled the property, which is now a state historical monument. Crew members could be seen spray-painting large inflatable plastic swans in metallic sheens and carrying props such as a giant plaster seashell, antique furniture and garbage bags full of fake flowers.

The hub of activity Tuesday was the Roman Pool, a blue-and-gold tiled indoor pool decorated with statues of gods, goddesses and heroes in the manner of an ancient Roman bath.

At one end of the room, a group gathered around a movie camera in front of a wall-sized white backdrop illuminated by Klieg-style lights while music blared from a stack of speakers. According to Remar Sutton, board member of the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation, the production planned to film at the Roman Pool on Tuesday before moving on to the outdoor Neptune Pool on Wednesday.

Sutton remained mum about the specific details of the video project Gaga has in the works, but said it’s “the most extensive shoot she’s done.”

He said the pop diva is directing the video with the help of two other filmmakers, Nicole Ehrlich and Andrew Listermann. Production is scheduled to wrap up in October, (bye)  Sutton said. (Production is scheduled to wrap up very soon according to LadyGagaNow & OperationGaga)
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RHoA Producer Blasts Nene

A person claiming to be a member of the production team responsible for filming "The Real Housewives of Atlanta", sent an anonymous email to The Fame Driven blog claiming that many juicy bits that showed Nene in an extremely negative light were edited out of the infamous "Pillow Talk" episode.

The tipster claimed the s/he is leaking the info because Ms. Leakes has publicly "slandered" the production team and editors. S/he goes on to say that Nene cussed out and threatened members of the production team because they told her "the scene could not wrap until all housewives (Kenya included) were present."

Highlights from the email:

"Nene was ranting, pacing, and cursing us out about how she is the star of the show, she is the relevant actress, she made “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” the success it is today."

Nene and Kenya had no issues before the party but Nene blew a fuse when one attendee remarked "we have to wait for the new star of the show to arrive."

BRAVO would not allow Nene to post her blog that week because they knew that it would be full of lies.

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Rough Seas on 'Noah': Darren Aronofsky Opens Up on the Biblical Battle to Woo Christians

"I was upset — of course," the director says of Paramount testing alternate versions of the $125 million epic as he and the studio break their silence on efforts to appease a small but vocal segment of the faith-based audience: "Those people can be noisy."


The making of Noah, with Russell Crowe as the lead, turned into a head-on collision between an auteur filmmaker coming off a career-defining success in Black Swan ($330 million global, five Oscar nominations) and a studio working to protect a major investment that is intended to appeal to believers of every religion as well as those without any faith. Paramount Pictures, in partnership with New Regency Productions, is shouldering a budget on the March 28 release of more than $125 million, by far the costliest movie Aronofsky has made. (His previous high was $35 million for The Fountain, which foundered for Warner Bros. in 2006. Black Swan was independently financed and cost just $13 million.)

The trouble began when Paramount, nervous about how audiences would respond to Aronofsky's fantastical world and his deeply conflicted Noah, insisted on conducting test screenings over the director's vehement objections while the film was a work in progress.

Friction grew when a segment of the recruited Christian viewers, among whom the studio had hoped to find Noah's most enthusiastic fans, questioned the film's adherence to the Bible story and reacted negatively to the intensity and darkness of the lead character. Aronofsky's Noah gets drunk, for example, and considers taking drastic measures to eradicate mankind from the planet. Hoping to woo the faith-based crowd, Paramount made and tested as many as half-a-dozen of its own cuts of the movie. "I was upset -- of course," Aronofsky tells The Hollywood Reporter in his first extensive interview about the film's backstory. "No one's ever done that to me."

Both director and studio say that's now all behind them. "There was a rough patch," Aronofsky allows, but at this point, Paramount is fully supporting his version. Vice chair Rob Moore says the studio is launching an advertising campaign designed to communicate that this film -- an exploration of Noah's emotional journey -- flows in large part from Aronofsky's imagination.

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This Week's Cover: 'Veronica Mars' lives!

A long time ago, we used to be friends with a whip-smart teen sleuth named Veronica Mars. And now, thanks to a historic Kickstarter campaign, Mars is back in Neptune — this time on the big screen. In this week’s cover story, star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas take EW along for the roller-coaster revival of the beloved cult TV series. Just a year ago, a big-screen revival of Veronica Mars was still a pipe dream. But after a groundbreaking and breakneck turn of events, on March 14 it will be a dream come true for tens of thousands of fans that made it come true by donating $5.7 million last spring to a Kickstarter campaign — organized by Mars creator Rob Thomas — to finance the revival they’ve wanted since The CW canceled the series in 2007. Even Veronica is pinching herself. “Never before have we had a platform that allows people to engage us and tell us what they want,” Kristen Bell told EW when we visited the set of the movie last summer. “We said, ‘Guys! Maybe we’re crazy, but we really want to do it again. Do you?’ And they answered!” Adds Thomas, “We’re guinea pigs for a whole new model of filmmaking. It would be nice to be a success.”
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The Tompocalypse, Music Edition: Complete Soundtrack For 'Only Lovers Left Alive' Is Now Out, ONTD!

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Perfect moody soundtrack for chilling out or even making out... Bless! <3

And the Tompocalypse continues... There is basically no end in sight.

‘Gotham’ Casts Penguin, Alfred And Sarah Essen


This past weekend, we were blindsided to learn that FOX’s forthcoming Batman prequel TV series, ‘Gotham,’ cast ‘Southland‘ and ‘The O.C.’ star Ben McKenzie in the central role of Detective Jim Gordon, but now the new DC drama unveiled an even plumper portion of casting. Meet your new Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot, as well as young Bruce Wayne’s loyal Alfred, Captain Essen, and Gordon’s fiancée Barbara!

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Gun Oil Honors Gay Military Members for Valetine's Day

Gun Oil lube has delivered an unexpectedly sweet advertisement for Valentine’s Day, honoring gay military service members and their spouses.

“Our Gun Oil products for men and PINK products for women are designed for the wellness and sensual enjoyment of everyone, regardless of orientation, preference, and relationship status,” said Scott Fraser, president and CEO. “In light of progressive advances in marriage equality and the right to serve our country sweeping across the U.S., we felt this view of life was a story that was not being told with the authenticity and compassion it deserved.”


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Bone appétit! Bo & Sunny Obama go all out for the State Dinner

As the White House readies itself for Tuesday night's State Dinner in honor of French president Francoise Hollande, First Dogs Bo and Sunny are getting ready, too – by brushing up on their French.

In a Twitter photo shared by First Lady Michelle Obama, the dogs are seen sitting ever-so-politely at an ornately decorated table with a caption that reads: "Bone appétit!"

The 350 guests expected in attendance tonight at the glam get-together, to be held on the White House's South Lawn, will be dining on food that "celebrates the best of American cuisine," including garden vegetables from the First Lady's kitchen garden, dry-aged rib eye beef and Hawaiian chocolate-malted ganache for dessert.

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Simon Cowell tried to move X Factor to NBC + was a commercial flop

Weeks before Fox officially lowered the curtain on The X Factor, sources say its creator and star Simon Cowell quietly reached out to NBC to find a new home for his TV baby. "Simon himself was involved in this process," says an executive familiar with the approach on behalf of Cowell's Syco production company and partner FremantleMedia. (A Cowell source vehemently denies a pitch was made, adding, "Fox and Syco/Fremantle looked at plausible other options in the U.S. without him but decided these weren't viable.") But NBC already has The Voice and the Cowell-produced America's Got Talent -- and, more importantly, X Factor was damaged goods.

In fact, now that the show was canceled Feb. 7, observers are divided on Cowell's future on U.S. television as well as the steps Fox will take to replace its failed franchise.

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Simon's backtracking is glorious to see

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Emily Giffin working on "Something Blue" script

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Emily Giffin Tweeted on February 10, 2014 that she was working on the script to the Something Borrowed sequel, Something Blue, in which Darcy (Kate Hudson) and Ethan (John Krasinski) will be the main characters. The film has been in development for a while and there were doubts about it getting made.

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Will Ferrell launches female-focused film and TV production company, "Gloria Sanchez Productions"

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Gary Sanchez Productions, the 7-year-old film and television production company formed by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, has formed a new female-driven division.

Dubbed Gloria Sanchez Productions, the venture which will focus on creating female-led film and TV projects and will be headed up by Jessica Elbaum, a longtime production executive at Gary Sanchez Productions.

The new company will work with established and emerging female voices to develop content.

"When Jessica came to us with this idea, we thought it was fantastic," Ferrell and McKay said in a statement. "She has worked with some of the great female voices in comedy and has proven herself as a gifted producer who has a keen eye for material."

Gary Sanchez Productions, named after a fictitious place-kicker invented by Ferrell and McKay, has produced a number of films since forming including Step Brothers, The Other Guys and the 2012 indie breakout Bachelorette.

Ferrell and McKay added: "We called Gary and he loved the idea as well and asked that we name it after his favorite step-granddaughter, Gloria Sanchez."


Madonna Megapost you've been waiting for!

Yesterday, Madonna attended the grand opening of the Hard Candy Fitness Center in Toronto and also taught her signature Addicted to Sweat cardio-based dance class with the Hard Candy Fitness Performance Team!

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Madonna talks new album!
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Madonna’s new skin care brand MDNA SKIN has been launched in Japan


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And Madonna's latest uploads on Instagram

Me and Mr. Brainwash in Toronto signing his mural at Hard Candy Fitness Opening! #artforfreedom
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Jon Stewart Weighs in on Michael Sam Controversy

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During a segment on Monday night's show, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" took on the issue of NFL prospect Michael Sam announcing that he is game and likely becoming the first gay player in the league.

Well, less on the announcement itself and more on the huge response its received and the media swamp that's enveloped the story.

After opening the segment with a dig at Tim Tebow (The NFL's "first openly really bad football player"), Stewart addressed the media coverage surrounding Sam's announcement and some of the inane reaction that's emerged in the aftermath.

Sam has received a good deal of support form the football community, especially from his teammates and his college program at Missouri, which clashes with some unfair stereotypes associated with the region.

"Just goes to show that despite what the heartland's reputation, they'll welcome anyone, no matter how different, if you're really good at football," Stewart said.

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'Veronica Mars': 'You know the difference between a lawyer and a prostitute?' EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Veronica Mars is back, marshmallows! And she’s quippier than ever.
In this exclusive clip from Rob Thomas’s highly anticipated Mars movie, Veronica (Kristen Bell) trades barbs with dad Keith (Enrico Colantoni) over which profession is worse — lawyer or private detective — before Wallace (Percy Daggs III) and Mac (Tina Majorino) show up with a surprise for Veronica.
Watch it here.

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Sarah Silverman Is Dating Michael Sheen


Sarah Silverman has snatched herself a new boyfriend! The comedienne is dating British actor Michael Sheen, Us Weekly exclusively confirms. The two were recently spotted getting hot and heavy in West Hollywood on Thursday, Feb. 6.

"They were making out at Soho House," an eyewitness tells Us. "They were all over each other for a lot of the night."

The pair first caused a buzz when Silverman came out to celebrate Sheen's 45th birthday party in West Hollywood. Silverman, 43, and the Masters of Sex actor partied at Craig's with other boldfaced names like his costar Lizzy Caplan, Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson, Demi Moore, and Entourage's Jerry Ferrara. Sheen's ex-wife Kate Beckinsale was also in attendance with her husband Len Wiseman.

"Sarah and Michael came and left together. She drove," an insider tells Us. "When they left, Sarah opened her trunk so Michael could put all of his gifts in and then they drove away."

Sheen and Beckinsale, 40, divorced in 2003 after eight years together; they share daughter Lily, 14. (The friendly exes walked the red carpet together at a Golden Globes after party with Wiseman on Jan. 12.) The Twilight Saga alum briefly dated VH1 Morning Buzz host Carrie Keagan last fall, and romanced his Midnight in Paris costar Rachel McAdams for two years before calling it quits in February 2013. Silverman dated fellow comic Jimmy Kimmel for five years before their split in 2009.

Silverman's rep did not respond to requests for comment.

Katy Perry Owns The Hot 100 Throne, Pharrell Flies to No. 2, Beyonce Fails To Reach The Top

Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, notches a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Pharrell's "Happy" blasts from No. 8 to No. 2.

As we do each Wednesday, let's happily scrutinize the numbers behind the Hot 100's top 10.

Perry's ninth Hot 100 No. 1 (and Juicy J's first) maintains its command, aided by a 3-2 lift on the Radio Songs airplay chart with an 11% gain to 132 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. The track tops Digital Songs for a fifth week, although with a 22% decline to 291,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan; with Perry having performed the song on the Grammy Awards, broadcast on CBS on Jan. 26, it benefited on last week's charts from a full week of post-Grammy buzz. This week, it and other songs performed at the Grammys regress following last week's spike.

"Horse" crowns the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (3 million U.S. streams, down 6%, according to BDS) for a fifth week and holds at No. 3 on Streaming Songs (which it led two weeks ago) with 6.6 million streams (down 12%).

While "Horse" crosses the Hot 100's finish line first again, Pharrell's "Happy" is galloping fast on its tail, roaring 8-2 with dual Digital and Airplay Gainer honors. The latter track climbs 3-2 on Digital Songs (252,000, up 15%) and 15-10 on Radio Songs (85 million, up 45%). "Happy" marks Pharrell's eighth Radio Songs top 10 and second as a lead act; "Frontin'," featuring Jay Z, reached No. 5 in 2003. "Happy" concurrently climbs 15-11 on Streaming Songs (3.7 million, up 14%) and rises 3-1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs to become his third No. 1, and first as a lead artist, on the ranking.

Pharrell momentum is clearly surging. The wearer of Pharrell's hat sang Daft Punk's record of the year-winning "Get Lucky" at the Grammys, and now "Happy," first released on the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack in June, serves as the lead single from his forthcoming second studio album. The song has garnered added exposure in Beats by Dre ads; is nominated for best original song at this year's Oscars, where he'll perform it (on March 2); and, as announced today, is part of Fiat's new global ad campaign, starring Diddy.

Could "Happy" be a contender for No. 1 on the Hot 100? It seems a solid possibility. But, while "Horse" drops by 12% in overall points and "Happy" hikes by 21%, "Horse" still boasts a fairly comfortable 30% points lead over the latter atop the chart.

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Drake Calls Macklemore's Grammy Apology Text 'Wack As F--k'

After Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won Best New Artist and three trophies in the rap category at last month's Grammy Awards, the duo's mouthpiece tried to prove that he thought another nominee should have walked off with some golden hardware: "You got robbed," Macklemore texted Kendrick Lamar. "I wanted you to win."

The private message — which Macklemore made very public by posting it on Instagram — didn't strike everyone as generous. And in the new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands Friday), Drake makes it very clear he thought the message was unnecessary. To put it bluntly, he thought "that shit was wack as fuck."

"I was like, 'You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn't deserve it, go get better — make better music,'" he tells us. "It felt cheap. It didn't feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?"
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Stephen Colbert's 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' casting bump

Casting conundrum for the upcoming animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Who do you find to voice the part of a smug, over-confident parent?

Up steps Stephen Colbert, the man who has personified these qualities as the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, where his role is to satirize conservative TV political pundits.

"It was typecasting," says Colbert, 49.

He jokes that he has longed to extend his TV character's range to film: "I have looked into the mirror and asked, 'Why won't someone cast me as a smug, tight-assed know-it-all?' "

Consider that a job done. The DreamWorks Animation production, opening March 7, features Colbert's Paul Peterson as a dad who is not pleased about the relationship between the genius talking dog Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) and Peabody's adopted human son, Sherman (Max Charles).

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Soleil Moon Frye welcomes son Lyric Sonny Roads

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Welcome to the world Lyric Sonny Roads Goldberg! Can’t wait to share our pics and moments in the upcoming months. Thanks for all the love and support.

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Soleil Moon Frye, 37, welcomed her third child with husband Jason Goldberg on Monday, Feb. 10, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The couple’s son arrived in the early evening, weighing over 9 lbs. and measuring 21 inches long.

“The whole family is over the moon about the arrival of their baby boy,” her rep tells PEOPLE. “His big sisters, mom and dad are by his side.”

The couple is already parents to daughters Poet Sienna Rose, 8, and Jagger Joseph Blue, 5 and a half.

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The "IT" remake could be the next movie Cary Fukunaga directs

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Back in 2012 a remake/re-adaptation of Stephen King's It was on the table with Cary Fukunaga attached to direct. Fukunaga has since gone on to impress with HBO's "True Detective," for which he directed every Season 1 episode. Is a date with Pennywise still in the filmmaker's future?

In an interview with Collider, producer Dan Lin confirmed that there are still plans to bring Pennywise back to the big screen and that Fukunaga is indeed going to be in the director's chair.

"Cary Fukunaga is writing and directing Stephen King’s It for me, and I’m really excited for that," says Lin. "So I’m hoping that’ll be his next movie after the indie he’s shooting in Africa... I love what he did with 'True Detective.' I think it’s a great sample for Stephen King’s It. So I’m really excited about that."

Last we heard, Warner Bros. was planning on splitting the film into two parts, but there's no word yet on whether or not that's still the plan.

It centers on seven children in a small Maine town who confront the source of a series of murders in 1958 and then in 1985, when the cycle begins again.


Pilot Scoop: HIMYM's Cristin Milioti Joins NBC's Rashida Jones-Produced Comedy “A to Z”

How I Met Your Mother‘s Cristin Milioti is going from A to Z for NBC, snagging the co-lead in the comedy pilot from actor-writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.

The potential series chronicles the relationship between a young couple, Andrew and Zelda, from meeting to breakup. Milioti will play the alternately serious and hilarious Zelda, a lawyer at a public-advocacy firm who loves being a grown-up and doesn’t understand why anyone over 20 would go see an animated movie or eat ice cream sundaes. Destiny and fate are not in her vocabulary; she believes she controls her own destiny.

Ben Queen (Cars 2) penned the script and will serve as an EP alongside Jones and McCormack.


Andrej Pejic Is back for German Brand MCM

Our favorite gender-bending model Andrej Pejic has been off of the scene for a while — in 2011 his gorgeous face was everywhere we turned, from magazine covers to the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture runway — but with an appearance on the DKNY catwalk on Sunday and a brand new spring ad campaign, we’re happy to see him back in action.WWD unveiled Pejic’s spring 2014 campaign for German luxury accessories label MCM, entitled “Flower Boys in Paradise.”

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'Utopia' Remake From 'Gone Girl's' David Fincher, Gillian Flynn Gets HBO Series Order

HBO is adding to its drama haul, ordering a remake of British conspiracy thriller Utopia to series.

The premium cable network is teaming with Gone Girl duo David Fincher and author Gillian Flynn to produce a drama based on the Channel 4 drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. As part of the deal, HBO has inked Flynn to an overall deal to pen the American adaptation. Fincher will direct and executive produce.

The six-episode Utopia, from Kudos and writer-creator Dennis Kelly, aired on Channel 4 last year and starred Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Production on the second season is nearly complete for a Channel 4 U.K. premiere in 2014.

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Sid Caesar, at once one of the greatest improvisors and one of the most rigorous sketch-comedy artists in television history, has died at the age of 91. His friend Larry King revealed Caesar’s passing Wednesday on Twitter.

Caesar was a modest dynamo, a man who disappeared into his comedy as though it was his escape from reality. A New York-born nightclub performer, he helped to usher in the dawn of the TV revolution. His 90-minute Saturday night variety program, Your Show of Shows, premiered in 1950. The live broadcast became a hit that lasted four years and immediately morphed into Caesar’s Hour, from 1954 to 1957.

The legendary writing staff of Your Show of Shows included Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, and Larry Gelbart (the latter would go on to adapt M*A*S*H for TV). They wrote sketches that played off Caesar’s tall, broad-shouldered physique, casting him as everyone from Tarzan to blustering military types. (Brooks’ famous description of Caesar: “He could punch a Buick in the grille and kill it.”)

Caesar could rattle off dense thickets of dialogue with his diminutive co-star, Imogene Coca, matching him word for word. At other times, Caesar let loose his gift for dialect double-talk, able to spout spontaneous gibberish that sounded, to those untrained in the languages, exactly like German, French, and Italian.

Caesar was a compulsive worker who had little gift for small talk. Boisterous when in-character, he once admitted that the most difficult part of doing his variety shows was the opening moment, when he had to appear as himself and wish the audience a good evening. Once past that awkwardness, however, Caesar rarely failed to give people a rollicking good time.


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People's Forgotten Hollywood Sweethearts Quiz Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Which Hollywood hunk did Melissa Joan Hart bewitch? Who got hate mail for dating Natalie Portman? See how well you know long-lost romances of the past...

Get out a piece of paper and list it from 1 - 12. This is a multiple choice quiz if you'd like to play along... Answers have been hidden with spoiler tags as you scroll down.

Post your score in the comments!  Be prepared for unflattering pics of celebs too!

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1. Melissa Joan Hart was wooed by this future Hollywood hunk as a teen:

A. Ryan Reynolds
B. Bradley Cooper
C. Ryan Phillippe
D. Jake Gyllenhaal

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She-Hulk is living it up lawyer-style in new series

For comic-book writer Charles Soule, the real strength of She-Hulk isn't in her biceps — though they are quite sizable being the Hulk's muscular cousin and all — but instead in her optimistic approach to life.

She'll need to put on a happy face juggling supervillains and super paperwork as a heroine with her own Brooklyn law firm in Marvel Comics' new She-Hulk series, debuting Wednesday and illustrated by Javier Pulido.

"She's not grim or embittered about the fact that she's not like everyone else," Soule says of his series' star. "She celebrates it, and that makes a person strong whether they happen to be a 7-foot-tall gal who can bench-press a bus or not."

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Misha Collins gets pied again while directing Supernatural + behind the scenes photo

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Taraji P. Henson talks about her new play, life as blacktress in hollywood and... Amy Adams

Talking about race, gender, ambition and the media with the star and playwright of Above the Fold at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Above the Fold, an original play by former New York Times reporter Bernard Weinraub, opened at Pasadena Playhouse last week. It stars Taraji P. Henson, an Academy Award nominee in 2009 for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and until last fall a star of the CBS crime drama Person of Interest. Henson plays Jane, a New York Times reporter who becomes swept up in a rape case on a Southern college campus where three white fraternity boys have been accused of raping an African American woman, Monique, played by Kristy Johnson. Jane’s desire to get the truth of the story collides with her desire to rise at the newspaper, where her editors are all too excited about the story’s apparent trifecta of racism, sex and violence.

Maria Russo: Taraji, what appealed to you about the role of Jane?
Taraji P. Henson: For me what appealed first was her passion for her career. She’s dedicated, she’s committed. The play talks about how she feels held back, but it’s not enough for her to walk away from. She thinks she can change the world through her work, through this gift God gave her. And that’s what I feel about acting.
In the play, there’s a feeling that there’s an extra task on her because of her gender and her race, knowing that she’s good and that she deserves more. If that floodgate opened and allowed her to express herself and her talent, there would be no limit to where she could go. But there’s a glass ceiling she’s up against, and I totally understand this woman. I understand her morality, her wanting to do the right thing in a bad situation. She got caught up! She got caught up, and who wouldn’t when your career is on the line?

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FFAO - Day 6 U.S. Primetime & Late Night Live Event Viewing Post

(Rankings are in order of gold, not overall accumulation)

NBC Stream: http://tvpc.com/Channel.php?ChannelID=19370
BBC2 Stream: http://tvpc.com/Channel.php?ChannelID=24022
Non-NBC stream (diff events may be going on) http://www.justin.tv/dennis995
Past Events Replay Stream: http://www.primewire.ag/watch-2744344-Sochi-2014-XXII-Olympic-Winter-Games

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Author J.López films a video for a collaboration 15 years in the making & for the World Cup anthem

She may have been hard at work, but Jennifer Lopez was clearly having a great time on set of her latest video shoot.

The star was in Miami filming the music video for Adrenalina, a song by Wisin which features J.Lo and Ricky Martin.

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Barbie’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Causes a Stir Online

TWO familiar brands that have for decades been the targets of complaints about their depictions of women have joined forces for a promotional campaign that tells critics they are proudly “unapologetic” about who they are.

The brands are Barbie, sold by Mattel, and the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The campaign is centered on the 50th anniversary edition of the issue, which is to come out next Tuesday, and presents Barbie as a doll-size version of the magazine’s supermodels like Tyra Banks and Christie Brinkley, clad in a new version of the black-and-white swimsuit she wore when introduced in 1959.

“Unapologetic,” the theme of the campaign, is underlined by its use, with a hashtag in front, in social media like Twitter, as well as on a billboard in Times Square. “As a legend herself, and under constant criticism about her body and how she looks, posing in” the issue “gives Barbie and her fellow legends an opportunity to own who they are, celebrate what they have done and be #unapologetic,” Mattel said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Buddy Cole (Scott Thompson) Interviews the U.S. Speed Skating Team for The Colbert Report

Part II of his report on Sochi (pronounced Sashay) "From Russia With Love (But No Gay Stuff)"

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see part I here
Canadians can watch here... and see part I here

Sorry bout dat autoplay.

Anyways, good stuff. If you don't know who Buddy Cole is then I think you'd better learn.

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justin bieber's parents "know they are responsible before God"


Justin Bieber's mom Pattie Mallette is standing by her son amid lots of controversy surrounding the 19-year-old singer and his legal drama, which includes a Miami DUI arrest.
"As any mom of an adult child, Pattie is holding him close and talking to him about everything, but she can't make his decisions for him," a source close to Mallette tells E! News exclusively.
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Kevin Feige On Black Widow's Role In THE AVENGERS 2 And An Eventual Solo Movie

With the inclusion of both Black Widow and the Winter Soldier in the upcoming Captain America sequel, it was believed that the backsory of Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff would be explored in that political thriller film. However, according Chris Evans, "Black Widow's whole arc [in The Winter Soldier] is coming to terms with her history - that she's been a spy, and spies aren't necessarily trustworthy." According to Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige, Widow's backstory will actually be explored in The Avengers: Age of Ultron

"We start filming the next Avengers film at the end of March," said Feige in the latest issue of Total Film magazine. "[Black] Widow's part in that is very big. We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that."

"We wanted to change the dynamic of the cinematic universe with this film," said Feige of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. "We wanted Cap and really the entire cinematic universe to be very different at the end of Winter Solider than it is at the beginning. Therefore when we meet the Avengers at the top of Age of Ultron, it's a very different landscape than we left them at the end of the film film. Partically that's because we love the rhythm that the comic books have developed - each of the characters appear in their runs, occasionally they get together for a big event or crossover series, they part again, and then they come back together again."

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Chris Pine Named Face of Armani Code Fragrance

Chris Pine has been tapped as the face of Armani Code fragrance. The campaign featuring the handsome, blue-eyed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit actor, 33, will debut in the spring.

"Chris perfectly embodies the brand's spirit with his strong charisma and natural elegance," Giorgio Armani said in a press release. "Besides revealing great talent, high versatility and the right amount of irony on set, his magnetic charm makes him the ideal match for this fragrance."

The Star Trek hunk is currently shooting Z for Zachariah with Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor and will next appear in Rob Marshall's musical Into the Woods (playing Cinderella's Prince opposite Anna Kendrick as Cinderella) and the Horrible Bosses sequel with Jennifer Aniston.


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Tammy Teaser Trailer

Tammy, who was recently fired from a Toppy Jacks fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent's home. Upon denied use of her mom's car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an "ailing" grandmother, who also lives in the home...Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the "baby-sitter." From finding love in a bar to robbing a Toppy Jack's in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy.


Shia LaBeouf wanted to wear a penis cam for 'Nymphomaniac'


Shia LaBeouf’s increasingly bizarre antics include proclaiming he wanted to mount a camera on his penis while shooting Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac.”

LaBeouf was in Berlin to debut the film over the weekend, but stormed out of a press conference and then appeared on a red carpet in a tux with a paper bag over his head inscribed with the words “I am not famous anymore.”

“Shia had wanted von Trier to put a camera on his penis while filming, so that audiences could have the full experience,” said an insider, but it would have been too much for viewers. (And for his co-star). The film centers on a beaten woman who recalls her varied erotic experiences.

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"Divided By War. United By Love" - First Release Poster For 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'

As you'd probably expect for a film like this, international sales have been brisk, as the sales company representing the film, Metro International Entertainment, previously sold UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand rights to Biyi Bandele's Half Of A Yellow Sun - a film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name.

It took a little while, for a US company to pick up the film for Stateside release. That happened just last month, when Monterey Media (a company I'm unfamiliar with) picked up USA distribution rights to Half Of A Yellow Sun, in a deal that was negotiated by Metro International’s Natalie Brenner and Monterey Media’s Scott Mansfield.

Monterey is eyeing an early summer theatrical release for the film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, to mixed reviews (read Zeba's critique HERE).

The long-awaited, much-anticipated Half Of A Yellow Sun is now in their care; now we wait and see how the film's release is handled. If anything, an Oscar win for Chiwetel (for 12 Years A Slave) would certainly boost interested in the film. But that's a big "if."

Biyi Bandele's feature film directorial debut, stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji, in a drama that weaves together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of civil war, with a newly independent 1960s Nigeria as the backdrop.

Produced by Bafta award-winner Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Ega (The Constant Gardner), the film is a British/Nigerian co-production and was shot at Tinapa Film Studio in Nigeria and in the UK.

I'd expect Monterey Media to cut and release a new trailer for the film eventually. In the meantime, here's a first release poster:
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Bruce Jenner's Family -- He Suffers from Michael Jackson Syndrome

Bruce Jenner is NOT changing his identity ... he's just going through a mid-life crisis and is addicted to plastic surgery -- this according to sources close to the Kardashian family and Jenner sons.

Family sources say the klan does not buy what increasingly looks like gender reassignment. They say Bruce is changing his look because of his "Michael Jackson-like obsession with plastic surgery."

They say he is struggling to re-gain his youth. They point to the fact that he's moved to Malibu, grown his hair long and had a ponytail for a long time, drives a Harley, and has changed his nose and neck.

We're told the family has actually counseled him against all the surgery, saying he was a good looking man to begin with, but he wouldn't listen.

They also echo the story TMZ posted Tuesday -- that Bruce is "super manly," the family saying, "He loves sports, helicopters and cars."

It's interesting ... because we also know that when Bruce golfs at the Sherwood Country Club he constantly talks about the '76 Olympics where he won gold. It's also when he was young and great looking, which kind of supports the family's position.

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Cici and Kim K hang out in West Hollywood

With weddings on the horizon for both, clearly singer Ciara and pal Kim Kardashian have a lot in common at the moment.
But as the pregnant singer stepped out with Kim to Baby Bel Bambini on Wednesday, it looked as though the Kardashian sister had been advising her on her hairstyle too.
Ciara showed off her ombre-coloured hair
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Diego Luna on directing 'Cesar Chavez'

Diego Luna is Mexican, but his first English-language film as a director is a truly American story — a biopic about the migrant farmworker leader Cesar Chavez and the grape boycott of the late 1960s.

“The whole thing that we have to remind everyone is that this is an American story,” Luna, who got his first break stateside in the Sundance film Y Tu Mama Tambien back in 2001 and is now behind the lens directing Cesar Chavez, tells EW. “In fact it’s an amazing story for Mexicans to hear because there are a lot of connections, but we’re telling the story of a man who was born in Arizona. We’re telling the story of a community that works and feeds America.”

It’s surprising that there hasn’t yet been a big film about the influential labor leader, but with the immigration debate in full swing, the time seems ripe for more of a focus on Chavez. This week at Sundance the documentary Cesar’s Last Fast debuted; Luna’s film will be released this March.

Luna explains it was challenging to get U.S. financing — the first funders were Mexican — but as buzz has built Participant and others have come on board and the film now has distribution deals in both the U.S. and Mexico.

“There’s a reality that the market is changing and the stories of the Latino community need to be out because there’s a huge audience in need of films that would represent them,” he says.

The film focuses on just ten years in Chavez’s life and Luna says he chose to focus on the boycott and Chavez’s personal relationships to give a better sense of who he was as a person.

“To me, even though it’s the story of a hero who changed the life of many, in the end he was a simple man. I remember being on one of the interviews I had with the family and union members, and someone said Cesar could be in the same room you were in for three hours listening to everyone speaking and then at the end he will talk and you would realize you were in front of Cesar Chavez for three hours without even noticing him,” Luna recalls. “And I think that’s what makes the film very powerful, because when you see it you don’t see a man with a cape and a mask … you see a man doing something completely achievable by us – by you, by me, by anyone.”

Cesar Chavez stars Michael Pena as Chavez, alongside Rosario Dawson, Jacob Vargas, America Ferrera, and John Malkovich. It will be released on March 28, 2014.

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Dakota Fanning Shows Cleavage at Rodarte Fashion Show


Dakota Fanning bares some cleavage while attending the Rodarte Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 held at Center 548 on Tuesday (February 11) in New York City.

The 19-year-old actress was seen chatting with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Over the weekend, Dakota was all bundled up while taking a cold stroll in the Big Apple.

It was recently announced that Dakota‘s recent film Night Moves, also starring Jesse Eisenberg, will be screened at the 2014 Riviera Maya Film Festival, which takes places March 9-15 in Mexico. How exciting!

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"THINK LIKE A MAN TOO" - Trailer #1 - June 20, 2014

In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey's best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, Lala Anthony, David Walton, Adam Brody, Kevin Hart

Release date: June 20, 2014

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JRR Tolkien almost cut out Arwen/Aragorn romance from LOTR

Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien almost axed the love story between Aragorn and Arwen in the Lord of the Rings? Why cut the pathos that comes from human/elf romance? Shipping, that's why.

Back in 1955, poet W.H. Auden tried to persuade Tolkien to drop the love story between Aragorn and Arwen, describing the romance as "unnecessary and perfunctory," an unpublished letter by Tolkien has recently revealed. Why? Because Auden [wait for it] was an unabashed Éowyn/Faramir fanboy!
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First the R/Hr backtracking, now this. Is nothing sacred anymore?!


Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Karen O singing new version of "Moon Song" from the movie HER

Karen O's contribution to the soundtrack for Spike Jonze's acclaimed film Her, "The Moon Song," is one of the more homemade tracks to land a Best Original Song Oscar nomination. In the context of the film, it's just a song that two non-musicians – the characters played by Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson – create as an expression of their love. "It's wild because 'The Moon Song' was written and recorded in the most humble of circumstances; at my dining room table, a few paces away from the couch I read the script for Her for the first time," the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman told Rolling Stone, while sharing her shocked reaction to her nomination.

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A special three-song EP of "The Moon Song" arrives this week on iTunes.

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