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SNL: Melissa McCarthy Sings And Dances

By | Saturday October 1, 2011 @ 11:27pm PDT

Film/TV star Melissa McCarthy hosted Saturday Night Live tonight, one of many firsts for the actress who’s on a post-Emmy roll. SNL wasted no time reuniting her with her Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig:

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Why Was ‘Army Wives’ Star Kim Delaney Invited In The First Place To Honor U.S. Defense Secretary?

By | Friday September 23, 2011 @ 9:39pm PDT

Which nitwit thought it would be a swell idea to invite Army Wives actress Kim Delaney to a ceremony this week honoring former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center? She was kicked off stage after stumbling through this highly inappropriate speech during which she confused playing an Army wife with actually being an Army wife:

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Not-Very-Funny Viral Video: ‘Puss In Boots’

By | Friday August 12, 2011 @ 11:26am PDT

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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, joined by their Motherlover co-stars Patricia Clarkson and Susan Sarandon as well as the show’s musical guest Lady Gaga. Overall, Timberlake solidified his status as one of SNL‘s most entertaining hosts with a mix of new and familiar characters.

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James Cameron And Michael Bay Talk 3D

By | Friday May 20, 2011 @ 9:43am PDT

The Earth revolves off its axis when Michael Bay and James Cameron sit down together and talk 3D filmmaking. Actually, Cameron schools Bay:

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VIDEO SPOOF: Bruckheimer Pitch Meeting

By | Thursday May 19, 2011 @ 9:54pm PDT

Timed to the opening of Pirates Of The Caribbean 4, filmmaker Nathan Gotsch wrote and directed a video with some friends that spoofs the lack of originality in Jerry Bruckheimer’s recent movies. This afternoon, Gotsch saw this email sent to one of the actresses from Tonia Davis, director of development at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures: “That shit is funny as fuck,” the exec’s message said. “We’ve all watched. It went around the studio. Nicely done, team awesome.”

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Katie Couric Signs Off ‘CBS Evening News’

By | Thursday May 19, 2011 @ 6:25pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Below is video of Katie Couric’s final minutes as anchor of CBS Evening News. Her last broadcast was today. There is speculation that Couric has reached a deal with ABC for a syndicated talk show, which CBS has the right to match. (UPDATE: I hear she is in advanced negotiations.) Couric’s successor at CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley, starts June 6.

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CANNES: Watch Lars Von Trier’s Meltdown

By | Thursday May 19, 2011 @ 6:36am PDT
Mike Fleming

Here’s a video look at Melancholia director Lars von Trier trying to be humorous during the press conference with some of the comments that got him banned from the Cannes Film Festival this morning. Poor Kirsten Dunst looks like she wants to melt through the floorboards as von Trier just can’t bring himself to stop digging a hole he and his film might find it difficult to climb out of.

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Peter Jackson’s 1st Video From ‘Hobbit’ Set

By | Wednesday April 20, 2011 @ 7:25pm PDT

This is wonderful! Scenes of fighting and designing and wardrobe-making just prior to the start of the filming. Plus a blessing of the soundstage and a peek at some cast members including Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman. Peter Jackson even points out what’s from Lord Of The Rings and what’s new. The video blog is in high-def and more than 10 minutes long and on his Facebook page: “As promised, my first video from the set of THE HOBBIT. Enjoy!”:

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Hot Trailer: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

A second trailer for Universal’s summer tentpole Cowboys & Aliens came out today. The Jon Favreau-directed sci-fi Western, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, opens July 29.

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TV Teaser: New Showtime Drama ‘Homeland’

By | Tuesday April 12, 2011 @ 11:11am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A week after picking up drama pilot Homeland to series, Showtime has released its first advance peek at the series, which starts production in the summer. The thriller, based on Gideon Raff’s Israeli series Prisoners of War, was written by former 24 showrunner Howard Gordon, Raff and Alex Gansa. It tells the story of Carrie Anderson (Claire Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Scott Brody (Damian Lewis), a U.S. soldier who had been missing and presumed deal for nine years, was a setup and may be connected to an Al-Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. Mandy Patinkin plays Saul, a veteran CIA Division Chief who is Carrie’s boss and mentor.

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Hot Teaser Trailer: ‘The Woman In Black’

By | Tuesday April 12, 2011 @ 6:58am PDT
Mike Fleming

Daniel Radcliffe isn’t waiting to take his final Harry Potter bows to extend his career into adulthood. Saw him on Broadway in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and he is quite good onstage. Now, Momentum Films and Exclusive Media Group’s Hammer has released a teaser trailer for Radcliffe’s first post-Potter feature, The Woman In Black. Radcliffe plays a young lawyer who travels to a mysterious house to settle the affairs of the spooky mansion’s owner. The film is eyeing a February 2012 release.

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Michael Shannon Tells How He Got The General Zod Job In ‘Man Of Steel’

By | Tuesday April 12, 2011 @ 3:51am PDT
Mike Fleming

Speaking to an audience at RiverRun, Michael Shannon describes the trippy ordeal that went into winning the villain job General Zod in Warner Bros’ Superman film Man of Steel. Deadline was first to reveal that Shannon was wanted for bad guy duty, but clearly a lot goes into figuring not only whether Shannon could play the role originated by Terence Stamp (a no-brainer if you’ve seen HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), but also the way that director and studio figure out the alchemy in matching up actors. Here, he describes the effort to see how he melded with Henry Cavill in the Zack Snyder-directed film.

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart On Glenn Beck’s Exit

Nellie Andreeva

Jon Stewart channeled Glenn Beck in his send-off of the departing Fox News anchor (and favorite punching bag) on The Daily Show last night.

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Hot Parody: ‘When Harry Met Sally 2′

By | Thursday April 7, 2011 @ 4:33pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner and Helen Mirren starred in this mock trailer for the When Harry Met Sally sequel, which premiered on Funny Or Die. Pretty witty stuff and more evidence that despite all her accolades and regal standing, Mirren is game for anything.

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Hot Trailer: Roland Emmerich’s ‘Anonymous’

By | Thursday April 7, 2011 @ 10:31am PDT
Mike Fleming

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a trailer for Anonymous, the latest film by Roland Emmerich and a departure from his usual blowing-up-the-world thing. Here, it airs the long-rumored suspicion that William Shakespeare’s plays were actually penned by Edward De Vere, the Earl of Oxford. The film bows Sept. 30.

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Glenn Beck Talks About The End Of His Fox News Show

By | Wednesday April 6, 2011 @ 5:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

At the end of his show today, Glenn Beck addressed his pending departure as Fox News talk show host. “When I took this job, I didn’t take it because it was going to be a career for me,” Beck said. “Paul Revere did not get up on the horse and say, ‘I’m going to do this for the rest of my life.’ He didn’t do it. He got off his horse at some point and fought in the revolution, and then he went back to silver-smithing.” Beck didn’t elaborate much on his future plans beyond saying that “I will continue to tell the story.” He also made a plug for Fox News. “Fox is one of the only places you will find truth,” he said. “Spread the word. Stick together and together we will do the right thing for our country and for our world.” Here’s the video: Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Crazy Stupid Love’

The Warner Bros comedy starring Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone opens July 29.

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Warner Bros Pulls Raunchy ‘Hangover II’ Trailer From PG-13 ‘Source Code’

By | Wednesday April 6, 2011 @ 12:46pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The nature of a hangover is that it’s dreadful because of the lingering headache. Warner Bros is experiencing just that after  mistakenly slapping its trailer for the R-rated Todd Phillips-directed The Hangover sequel on the front of the PG-13 film The Source Code, without first running that by the MPAA. Warner Bros has rectified the situation and issued the following statement:

“In our haste to meet the placement schedule for this trailer, we failed to properly vet the final version with the MPAA. We acted immediately to correct the mistake and removed the trailer from screens.”

The good part for Warner Bros is Deadline readers get to the see the offending trailer again. Here it is:

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