Anthony Mackie In Step With ‘Runner Runner’

By | Thursday May 17, 2012 @ 3:59pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Mackie is in talks to join Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in Runner Runner, the New Regency drama to be directed by Lincoln Lawyer helmer Brad Furman. Production begins next month.

The drama revolves around the world of offshore … Read More »

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New Regency Sets Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck For ‘Runner Runner’

By | Friday April 13, 2012 @ 4:43pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: New Regency has set Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck to star in Runner Runner, a drama that will be directed by Lincoln Lawyer helmer Brad Furman. Production will begin … Read More »

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Court Backs CBS Again Over Janet Jackson Super Bowl Fine

By | Wednesday November 2, 2011 @ 10:18am PDT

The 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled for a second time that the FCC didn’t have the right to fine CBS Corp for airing Janet Jackson’s famed wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004. The commission … Read More »

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Acting Teacher Larry Moss Makes Feature Directing Debut With Chekhov Adaptation

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Larry Moss has set Helen Hunt, David Duchovny, Maggie Grace, Joan Chen and John Robinson to star in Relative Insanity, a contemporary Hampons-set adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Pier 3 Pictures’ Michael Din and Juri Henley-Cohn wrote the … Read More »

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Justin Timberlake To Portray Neil Bogart In Feature Biopic Of Late Record Executive

By and | Monday September 26, 2011 @ 10:00am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in the feature Spinning Gold, a biopic of famous 1970s record producer Neil Bogart, co-founder of Casablanca Records. Timberlake will also make his debut as a feature producer on the movie, which hails from Boardwalk Films, a division of indie media company Boardwalk Entertainment Group recently launched by Bogart’s sons — writer-producer-director Timothy Scott Bogart and songwriter and music publisher Evan “Kidd” Bogart — as well as TV producer Gary Randall. The three will produce Spinning Gold with Timberlake, with the actor-singer’s manager Rick Yorn executive producing. Read More »

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ANALYSIS: Newcomer ‘Boardwalk Empire’, Comeback Kid ‘Futurama’, Justin Timberlake & Jeff Probst Rule The Creative Emmys

Nellie Andreeva

2011 Creative Emmys Winners, 2011 Creative Emmys By The Numbers
The top of the standings at the Creative Emmy Awards tonight looked familiar: HBO leading the network pack with most wins, 15, and an HBO program scoring the … Read More »

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Justin Timberlake Wins 2011 Emmy For Outstanding Guest Actor In Comedy Series (‘SNL’)

By | Saturday September 10, 2011 @ 4:53pm PDT

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video
Justin Timberlake, Host

Outstanding Animated Program
Futurama • The Late Philip J. Fry • Comedy Central • The Curiosity Company in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Matt Groening, Executive … Read More »

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‘White Collar’s Matt Bomer Joins Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Magic Mike’

Mike Fleming

Matt Bomer, star of the USA series White Collar, has joined the ab-worthy cast of hunks who’ll play male strippers in Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh’s next film. So far, Soderbergh has cast Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McConaughey. Magic Mike is a Saturday Night Fever-style coming of age story. … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Andrew Niccol’s ‘In Time’

Mike Fleming

Fox and New Regency put up a trailer this weekend for In Time, the Andrew Niccol-directed futuristic science fiction thriller that takes place in a world where people who want to live beyond 25 have to purchase time. The protagonist’s clock is about to run out when a rich guy … Read More »

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EMMYS: Louis C.K. & Lonely Island Duo Top List Of Multiple Nominees, More Notes

Nellie Andreeva

His eponymous FX comedy may have been snubbed in the best comedy series category, but comedian Louis C.K. still managed to become the most nominated person at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards with four noms, sharing the honors with The Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Louis C.K. was nominated in the lead comedy actor category for his role on FX’s Louie, in the writing for comedy series category for penning the Poker/Divorce episode of the show, as well as in two Variety, Music or Comedy special categories for his Epix comedy special Louis C.K.: Hilarious — for writing and for editing. Three of Schaffer and Taccone’s four nominations were in the Original Music and Lyrics category, in which The Lonely Island’s Schaffer, Taccone and Andy Samberg have a regular presence, often in tandem with Justin Timberlake, having won an Emmy together for Dick In a Box. This year, Saturday Night Live is completely dominating the category with four of the six nominations: three for Schaffer, Taccone and Samberg’s digital music videos I Just Have Sex, Jack Sparrow and their latest collaboration with Timberlake, 3-Way, and one for the song from host Timberlake’s opening monologue. Schaffer and Taccone’s fourth Emmy nomination is in the writing for VMC series category for their staff-writing duties on SNL. Read More »

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Albert Hughes Exiting ‘Akira’ At Warner Bros

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The twists and turns on the Warner Bros adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s graphic novel Akira continue. Director Albert Hughes is exiting the movie, I’m told. Insiders say that it is an amicable creative differences  parting of the ways. Warner Bros will try to put him on another movie right away (Hughes and his brother Allen directed the hit The Book of Eli, and WB topper Jeff Robinov is their former agent and is very close with them). Hughes is coming to Hollywood next week to take meetings with his WME reps and look at scripts, hoping to find his next movie at Warner Bros.

As for Akira, the intention of the studio is to keep the picture on a fast track, which means they will find a director quickly. The studio has been wrestling with the approach on the film for the past year. Read More »

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‘Easy A’ Helmer Will Gluck Makes Two-Year Sony Pictures Deal For Films And Series

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After directing Easy A and the upcoming Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis bedroom comedy Friends With Benefits for Screen Gems, Will Gluck has made a two-year development and production deal with Sony Pictures that covers TV and film and involves Screen … Read More »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Goes Gaga: Best Season Finale Overnight Ratings In 7 Years

By | Sunday May 22, 2011 @ 9:56am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Last night’s season finale of Saturday Night Live hosted by Justin Timberlake with musical guest Lady Gaga scored a 7.0 household rating/21 share in the metered markets. That was up 21% from last season’s finale and the highest overnight rating for an SNL season closer since May 15, 2004, when a telecast hosted by the Olsen Twins with musical guest J-Kwon also averaged a 7.0 rating. The last time a season finale of SNL scored a higher rating was more than a decade ago, on May 20, 2000, when the show hosted by Jackie Chan with musical guest Kid Rock posted a 7.3 rating. Last night we posted 3-Way, Timberlake and Andy Samberg’s followup to their now-classic videos Dick In a Box and Motherlover. Here is another highlight from Timberlake’s enjoyable turn as SNL host. Read More »

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VIDEO: Justin Timberlake & Andy Samberg’s Latest ‘SNL’ Digital Short

By | Sunday May 22, 2011 @ 12:18am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

We have a trilogy – On tonight’s season finale of Saturday Night Live hosted by Justin Timberlake, he teamed with Andy Samberg for 3-Way (The Golden Rule), a triquel to their Emmy-winning digital short Dick In a Box and Emmy-nominated Motherlover. Timberlake and Samberg are back as their 1990s-inspired characters, … Read More »

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NBC Confirms Tina Fey & Justin Timberlake As ‘SNL’ Hosts For May

By | Monday April 25, 2011 @ 3:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC today confirmed Saturday Night Live‘s guest lineup for May. Former SNL head writer/Weekend Update co-anchor Tina Fey, creator and star of NBC’s comedy 30 Rock, will return for her third stint as host on May 7 with musical guest … Read More »

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Justin Timberlake To Host ‘SNL’ Finale

By | Tuesday April 19, 2011 @ 4:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Justin Timberlake’s previous stints have produced Saturday Night Live classics like Dick In a Box, Mother Lover and Single Ladies and have earned him three Emmy nominations and two wins. Now one of the most popular SNL guest performers has been tapped to return to host the show’s season finale May … Read More »

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‘Akira’ Focuses On Short List Of Actors After Getting Steve Kloves Rewrite

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The script for the Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures live action adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s 6-volume graphic novel Akira has been sent to a short list of actors. The picture is finally taking shape for an August start, … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Bad Teacher’

Mike Fleming

Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for Bad Teacher, the comedy that stars Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel. The Jake Kasdan-directed comedy opens June 24.

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Tony Gilroy Casts Net For ‘Bourne’ Spinoff

Mike Fleming

The hot role for young actors right now is the lead in The Bourne Identity spinoff that will start production this fall with Tony Gilroy directing his script for Universal. Here are the names I’ve heard have met with Gilroy or are  otherwise in the mix: Joel Edgerton, Josh Hartnett, … Read More »

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