‘Glee’s Cory Monteith Goes To Rehab With The Series Still In Production On Season 4

By | Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 10:46pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: Glee co-creator/exec producer Ryan Murphy tweeted support for Monteith this morning. “I am so proud of Cory Monteith and love and support him 100%,” he wrote.

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Specialty Box Office: ‘Pines’ Best Average

By | Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 4:08pm PDT

Indie FilmsOn the Specialty box office front, this Easter Weekend showed strong debuts for Focus Features’ The Place Beyond The Pines and IFC Films’ documentary Room 237 while Renoir painted a passable opening leaving silent feature Blancanieves and … Read More »

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Oscars: What Is The Academy’s Unprecedented Membership Meeting Really All About?

Pete Hammond

Speculation has been swirling this Easter holiday weekend in the media and among Academy types just exactly what the Save The Date for the “special event”  the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences just sent out to their members (in an email from … Read More »

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‘G.I. Joe 2′ Debuts 2013′s Best Overseas & 2nd Best Easter Weekend Here; ‘The Croods’ Holds Strong, Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ Seduces; ‘The Host’ Weakens

By | Sunday March 31, 2013 @ 12:03pm PDT

SUNDAY 12 PM, 10TH UPDATE: No peace on Easter Weekend because Hollywood studios are now fighting over records. Disney is insisting that it had 2013′s biggest global opening for Oz The Great And Powerful of $148M worldwide. … Read More »

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WonderCon Video: Fox’s ‘Axe Cop’

By | Saturday March 30, 2013 @ 10:58pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox today released a trailer for Axe Cop, one of the quarter-hour series that will launch Fox’s late-night alternative animated programming block Animation Domination High-Def, which premieres Saturday, July 27. It is based on the Axe Cop web comic, created by then five-year-old Malachai Nicolle, who did the writing, and … Read More »

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WonderCon Video: NBC’s ‘Revolution’

By | Saturday March 30, 2013 @ 2:17pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

As part of a Revolution panel at WonderCon today attended by most of the series’ stars, there was this reel with highlights from the conclusion of Revolution‘s freshman season. Helicopters, Humvees and modern guns take center stage as the battle for electrical power continues. The footage includes potential plot spoilers … Read More »

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David Tennant & Billie Piper Returning For ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary

By | Saturday March 30, 2013 @ 10:01am PDT

Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrations have added David Tennant who will reprise his role as the tenth Doctor for the first time since 2010. Billie Piper and John Hurt are also coming on board. They will join current … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Shark Tank’ Down, ‘Touch’ Hits Series Low, ‘Fashion Star’ Up, ‘Happy Endings’ Falls, CBS Wins Night With NCAA

By | Saturday March 30, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT

After weeks of repeats this month, Shark Tank (1.7/5) returned to Friday night with some new bite. The 9 PM entrepreneurial reality completion show saw an update from a couple who received a deal … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Fandango Portobello; Shanghai Animation

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 9:00pm PDT

Fandango Portobello Closes Up Shop In London
Sales and finance outfit Fandango Portobello has officially shuttered its London office, the company said on Twitter. Cineuropa reports that execs Janine Gold and Sarah Nuttall are exiting. Production operations will be … Read More »

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NY State Extends Film Tax Credit, Budget Includes TV Incentives

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 7:18pm PDT

New York has made it a lot easier for The Tonight Show to return to the Big Apple. The 2013-2014 budget given final approval by the Assembly late Thursday extends the state’s Film Tax Credit program through … Read More »

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Daily Beast Co-Founder To Run Time Web

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 5:05pm PDT

Daily Beast co-founder Edward Felsenthal is becoming managing editor of the Time website despite lots of uncertainty as Time Inc spins off from Time Warner. The news was first released via Twitter. Felsenthal replaces Time.com managing editor Cathy Sharick who took a buyout as part of a recent 6% company-wide layoff.

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Fox & ‘American Idol’ Creator Resolve ‘X-Factor’ Lawsuit

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 4:51pm PDT

The legal battle between American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Fox over The X-Factor is over. Sources confirm to Deadline that the two sides have reached a confidential settlement and are moving … Read More »

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Angelina Jolie Wins Tentative Ruling In ‘Blood And Honey’ Lawsuit

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 4:51pm PDT

A federal judge has ruled tentatively in Angelina Jolie‘s favor in a lawsuit that alleged she took key elements of a book on the Bosnian War for her 2011 film In The Land of Blood and Read More »

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‘Need For Speed’ Release Date Moved To March 14, 2014

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 4:25pm PDT

Need For Speed will open wide on March 14, 2014, five weeks later than its original date of February 7, 2014. The pic now avoids going up against Warner Bros’ Lego and Sony/Columbia’s Robocop and so far … Read More »

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Rhythm & Hues Buyer Approved By Court

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 3:52pm PDT

Rhythm & Hues bankruptcyIt’s been a tense month-and-a-half for troubled VFX studio Rhythm & Hues. After filing for Chapter 11 in February, bringing global scrutiny to the tough economics of the US VFX industry, a federal bankruptcy judge today approved the company’s sale to an affiliate of India-based Prana Studios, 34×118 Holdings Inc. Prana Rhythm HuesThe new buyer won a drawn out auction for the Oscar-winning Life Of Pi company late last night with a winning bid valued at about $17 million. Prime Focus and Chinese company Brave Vision, represented by China Lion President and co-founder Jiang Yanmin, were also in the running, with Brave Vision tentatively approved today as backup bidder, pending documents to be provided to the court before final sale. (Other outlets misreported China Lion as a bidding company yesterday, but it was not involved.) Read More »

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Matthew Broderick To Topline CBS’ Tad Quill Comedy Pilot

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 2:31pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Matthew BroderickEXCLUSIVE: In a rare TV stint, Matthew Broderick has signed on as the lead in CBS‘ untitled Tad Quill multi-camera comedy pilot directed by James Burrows. The project, from CBS TV Studios, centers on … Read More »

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Hot TV Clip: ‘Ring Of Fire’

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 1:44pm PDT

Here’s a glimpse of the upcoming Lifetime biopic Ring Of Fire about the life of June Carter Cash. Jewel stars as the country icon and Matt Ross (American Horror Story) is set to play music legend Johnny Cash, Carter Cash’s husband. It’s set to premiere on … Read More »

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Jimmy Fallon Leaves Manager On Eve Of New NBC Deal

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 12:37pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Jimmy FallonEXCLUSIVEJimmy Fallon is negotiating a new deal with NBC that would pave the way for him to take over The Tonight Show.  But he’s doing it without his longtime manager Management 360′s Eric Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Denzel Washington In ’2 Guns’

By | Friday March 29, 2013 @ 12:34pm PDT

Universal’s 2 Guns is directed by Baltasar Kormákur from a script by Blake Masters. The action thriller stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as two undercover federal operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. Pic opens in theaters August 2nd:

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