12th Annual Young Hollywood Awards

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 6:55pm PDT

Hollywood Life presents

The 12th Annual Young Hollywood Awards
(Disclosure: These awards owned by my parent company MMC)

When: Thursday, May 13th, 2010
Where: Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 741 South Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles
Timeline: 5:30 PM – Press Check-in
6:00-7:30 PM – Red Carpet Arrivals and Cocktail Reception
7:45-9:00 PM

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Tribeca Film Festival Deals 2010 Awards

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 6:33pm PDT
Mike Fleming

tribeca-o8The Tribeca Film Festival dished awards and over $150,000 in prize money to a slew of competition films tonight.

In the World Competition, the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature went to When We Leave (Die Fremde), the German film written and … Read More »

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Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower’ Set For Film Trilogy, TV Series By ‘Beautiful Mind’ Trio

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 6:09pm PDT
Mike Fleming

GunslingerEXCLUSIVE: In a whopping deal coming together quickly, Stephen King, Imagine Entertainment and Weed Road are in discussions to make a screen trilogy and TV series out of King’s epic novel series The Dark Tower. Akiva Goldsman will write the script, … Read More »

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Outed CIA Op Valerie Plame Comes In From The Cold As Summit Seals ‘Fair Game’ Deal

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 4:58pm PDT
Mike Fleming

fair_game_movie_image_sean_penn_naomi_watts_01As Deadline told you last night, Summit Entertainment has closed a deal for North American distribution rights to Fair Game, the politically charged film about Valerie Plame, whose CIA status was leaked to journalists by Bush Administration insiders. Naomi Watts plays … Read More »

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Universal Greenlights Whale Tale With John Krasinski And Drew Barrymore

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 4:56pm PDT
Mike Fleming

John-Krasinski-01Universal Pictures has given the green light to Whales, setting  John Krasinski to join Drew Barrymore in the fact-based film about the 1988 rescue of a trio of California gray whales that got trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle.

Krasinski … Read More »

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No Go On Paramount’s ‘Anchorman 2′?

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 4:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Writer/director Adam McKay has just twittered that the studio turned down a proposal for a sequel to the comedy, even after McKay had confirmed that Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd would take paycuts. Plans had been underway to start production in February.

Here is McKay’s Twitter: “So bummed. Paramount Read More »

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Fox Goes ‘Incognito’ For New Twist On Superhero Genre

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 3:53pm PDT
Mike Fleming

get-attachment.aspxEXCLUSIVE: Just when it seems we’ve seen every possible manifestation of superhero movie, 20th Century Fox has found an innovation. How about a supervillain who tries to survive in the witness protection program after he rats out his boss?

The studio has … Read More »

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Michael Patrick King Back In Television With Warner Bros TV Mega-Deal

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 3:19pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Patrick King is returning to television. I hear Warner Bros kingTelevision is finalizing a mega deal with the Sex And The City writer /producer /director. Under the multi-year pact, King will launch his own TV production company based at WBTV. … Read More »

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Conan on Leno: “I Wouldn’t Have Done That”; Conan On NBC: “Toxic” Relationship

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 3:18pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

CBS News released an excerpt from 60 Minutes‘ interview with Conan O’Brien, which airs on Sunday. In the portion of the transcript made public, O’Brien talks about Jay Leno and NBC.

“He went and took that show back, and I think in a similar situation, if roles had been reversed, I … Read More »

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ABC Family Cancels ’10 Things’

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 3:17pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Another show cancelation news broken via Twitter. Carter Covington, executive producer of ABC Family’s comedy 10 Things I Hate About You tweeted to his followers today that the network had canceled the show. 10 Things, based on the 1999 movie, is in the middle of airing the back-10 episodes of … Read More »

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Sony Sparks To ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Pitch

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 2:29pm PDT
Mike Fleming

singh-patel-baseballThe trouble with jock films about American sports like baseball and football  is, they do little business overseas. So how about a fact-based baseball film about a scout who hatched an Indian reality show to find pitching talent, and wound up … Read More »

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‘The King Of Late Night’ Miniseries In Works — About Johnny, Not Jay/Dave/Conan

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 1:13pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: We’re probably years away from the sequel to HBO’s 1996 movie The Late Shift about the recent late-night shakeup at NBC. But, until then, there’s another longform TV project about turbulent times in NBC latenight already in the works. Clash of the Titans producer Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road … Read More »

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George Clooney’s Best One-Liner Ever

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 12:50pm PDT

Reaction statement from George Clooney regarding the finding of a World War II bomb near his property in Lake Como, Italy:

“This is not the first bomb I’ve experienced.”

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Andrea Wong Joins Liberty Media’s Board

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 12:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Andrea Wong has landed her first post-Lifetime gig.  Wong, who is departing her post as Lifetime president and CEO this week, has been elected to Liberty Media’s board of directors. “Andrea’s extensive experience in media and expertise in programming will be valuable in helping guide Liberty,” said Greg Maffei, President … Read More »

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Shia LaBeouf In Mandate Pictures `Death’ Deal

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 11:42am PDT
Mike Fleming

shiaMandate Pictures has attached Shia LaBeouf to star in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, a Mandate Pictures film that will be directed by hot commercials helmer Dante Ariola from a Matt Drake script. LaBeouf will play the title character, a … Read More »

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Lionsgate Buys Katherine Heigl’s New Film

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 11:10am PDT
Mike Fleming

katherine_heigl2EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate is getting into further into business with Katherine Heigl, one of the few actresses who has proven some box office drawing power.  Lionsgate has closed a deal to acquire U.S. distribution rights to One for the Money, an adaptation … Read More »

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ICAHN: New Lionsgate Numbers “A Sham”; If No 51%, Might Extend Tender Offer; “Probably” Wage Proxy Fight For Studio

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 11:09am PDT

Here we go again! (See video below) Just now, on CNBC, Carl Icahn responded to Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns on-air boasts that studio management “crushed the numbers” and its current model is working. “The information Lionsgate is giving us is a sham,” … Read More »

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Lionsgate’s Michael Burns Taunts Raider Carl Icahn: “We Crushed The Numbers”

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 10:53am PDT

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Competing Eating Disorder Cable Series

By | Thursday April 29, 2010 @ 9:23am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network has added another new unscripted series to its primetime lineup: Inside Rehab. The 8-episode hourlong docu-series, from Harpo Studios and Tijuana Entertainment’s Troy Searer and John Foy (Obsessed), follows eating disorder patients at a treatment facility as they undergo an intensive 42-day recovery program. The … Read More »

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