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George Clooney to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd annual Golden Globes.

The ceremony, to be held January 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, is hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Previous recipients of the lifetime achievement honor include Woody Allen last year and Jodie Foster in 2013.

Clooney, a four-time Golden Globe winner, has been nominated 13 times by the HFPA in his illustrious career and is also a two-time Academy Award winner, most recently as producer of the 2013 best picture winner “Argo.”

He has appeared in over 40 films and TV shows since cementing his star status with the 90s TV drama “E.R.” before moving on to pursue a career in film. To date, the Lexington, Ky.-born multi-hyphenate  has directed five features, including “Good Night and Good Luck,” “The Ides of March” and “The Monuments Men.”

“I grew up in a family of storytellers,” he recently told Variety. »


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'Imitation Game' takes top audience prize at Toronto Film Festival

14 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the brilliant British mathematician who cracked the Nazi Enigma code during World War II and was later ruined for being outed as a homosexual, was voted the favorite film by audiences at the Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Morten Tyldum and co-starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode, The Imitation Game leaped into the Oscar race and was warmly embraced by audiences, who named it the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. It will open in theaters on Nov. 21.

The first runner-up was Isabel Coixet’s Learning to Drive, which stars Ben Kingsley »


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Matt Damon to Return to Jason Bourne Franchise

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass are ready to be born again at Universal Pictures.

Sources tell Variety the the studio is in the early stages of bringing back Damon and Greengrass for an untitled “Jason Bourne” feature, marking the revival of one of Hollywood’s biggest action franchises.

Over the years Greengrass and Damon and have stood their ground about not returning to the CIA property, based on the Robert Ludlum novels, after working together on “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.”

But sources now say both Greengrass and Damon are changing their tune and are in early talks to return to the franchise.

Universal is already developing an untitled film set in the Bourne world with Justin Lin directing and Jeremy Renner returning to play Aaron Cross. That film was slotted to bow on July 16, 2016 and its unknown if that film will stay there or if the »


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Leslie Mann Joins New Line’s ‘Vacation’ Sequel as Audrey Griswold

8 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Leslie Mann is joining the cast of New Line’s “Vacation” sequel opposite Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.

Shooting is set to start next week in Louisiana with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein making their directorial debut from their script. Helms is starring as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up son of Clark Griswold (portrayed by Chevy Chase in the 1983 film), who takes a family trip similar to the one he took as a boy.

Mann will play Rusty’s sister Audrey Griswold, who was played by Dana Barron in the 1983 original. Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins have been tapped as Rusty Griswold’s sons in the reboot and Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are in negotiations to appear.

Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, who played Clark Griswold’s wife in the original, are on board to appear.

Chris Bender and David Dobkin are producing. Jeff Kleeman is exec producing.

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'SNL' Hires Pete Davidson as Featured Player

11 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Saturday Night Live has added a new featured player.  The NBC sketch series hired Pete Davidson, a show rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.  The comedian's TV credits include guesting on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out. The 20-year-old also appeared in Fox's Sober Companion comedy pilot. Davidson has been touring and performing at comedy clubs since age 16, according to the biography on his official site. He performed at comedy clubs in Staten Island before branching out to touring, he told comedy site Splitsider in an August interview.

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'I Know What You Did Last Summer' is getting a reboot

3 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

I Know What You Did Last Summer is getting a reboot courtesy of Sony Pictures, EW has confirmed.

Neal Moritz, who produced the 1997 original starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar, will return to produce the reboot, alongside Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard, who will also write the script based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel. Flanagan directed Oculus, which despite being made on a small budget saw enormous success at the box office. Sources tell Deadline that Sony is shooting for a 2016 release.

1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer brought in $125 million worldwide, and had two sequels, »


- Emily Blake

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Watch: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Trailer Promises Destruction

10 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A new trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ has been released, promising destruction on both a grand and personal scale.

We see Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) learning that Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is alive, but her relief is shortlived as she realizes that he is being used as a weapon of propaganda by the Capitol, forcing her to issue an ultimatum — if District 13 doesn’t launch a rescue attempt, she’ll give up her position as the inspirational “Mockingjay” in the war against President Snow.

“It’s the things we love most that destroy us,” Donald Sutherland’s Snow warns our heroine, who admits she “never wanted any of this.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ hits theaters on November 21. Tickets for the new installment of the hit franchise go on sale on October 29 at 9 a.m. Pt/12 p.m. Et.

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Director Reginald Hudlin To Produce 2014 Academy Governors Awards

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This year producer-writer-director Reginald Hudlin will produce the 6th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Governors will present the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte as well as Honorary Oscars to screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, animator Hayao Miyazaki and actress Maureen O’Hara on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. “With Reggie’s experience, unique vision and immense creativity, the evening celebrating those who have given so much to our industry is certain to be a memorable one,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. "I’m honored to be working with the Academy again,” said Academy member Hudlin, who produced “The Academy Celebrates the Black Movie Soundtrack” concert at the Hollywood Bowl and has executive produced the NAACP Image Awards show for the past two years.  He also serves on the executive board of the UCLA School of Theater, »


- Anne Thompson

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Microsoft Acquires ‘Minecraft’ for $2.5 Billion

10 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Minecraft” and the Stockholm-based game developer behind it are joining the Microsoft family, the company announced on Monday. The software giant will acquire Mojang for $2.5 billion. The deal, which will pair the Mojang team with Microsoft Studios, is expected to close in late 2014, following customary closing conditions and any regulatory review. Also read: Steve Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft's Board Following La Clippers Purchase “Minecraft” — a virtual world that allows players to build, explore and battle — has been downloaded more than 100 million times on the PC, alone, since it was launched in 2009. The game is also available on »


- Greg Gilman

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Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and More Big Sports Scandals

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Sunday football came with an asterisk this past week. As did Thursday Night Football. And Monday Night Football. The entire NFL emerged the worse for wear after a video emerged showing now former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice punching then-fiancée-and-now-wife Janay Palmer, calling into question why Rice had previously only received a two-game suspension after being arrested for assault. (He agreed to complete a diversion program so that the charges would ultimately be dropped.) He was cut by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL the day the video was posted by TMZ, but... Too little too late? And then, on Friday, it turned out that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson »


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Rosie O'Donnell Debuts 53-Lb. Weight Loss on The View

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Rosie O'Donnell made her debut on the new season of The View on Monday on ABC - and also debuted a new, thinner body. O'Donnell, who once weighed 237 lbs., estimates she's lost about 53 lbs. since having vertical gastric sleeve surgery in July 2013, following a heart attack that threatened her life a year earlier. "I'm not used to it yet," she said of the weight loss. "I still buy the wrong-sized clothes." O'Donnell recounted a recent night at the movies when she went unrecognized. After ten minutes of chatting with fellow moviegoers, they said to her: "I hope this doesn’t insult you, »


- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Rosie O'Donnell Debuts 53-Lb. Weight Loss on The View

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Rosie O'Donnell made her debut on the new season of The View on Monday on ABC - and also debuted a new, thinner body. O'Donnell, who once weighed 237 lbs., estimates she's lost about 53 lbs. since having vertical gastric sleeve surgery in July 2013, following a heart attack that threatened her life a year earlier. "I'm not used to it yet," she said of the weight loss. "I still buy the wrong-sized clothes." O'Donnell recounted a recent night at the movies when she went unrecognized. After ten minutes of chatting with fellow moviegoers, they said to her: "I hope this doesn’t insult you, »


- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Kris Jenner Is Wearing a Giant Red Tablecloth—See the Look!

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Where were Kris Jenner's fashion-forward daughters when she got dressed for this event? We guarantee that between Dash store stockers Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian and newly minted runway model Kendall Jenner, no one would have approved of this scarlet schmatta! We love that Mama Kris took a risk with all that color, but we wish she'd stopped there. From our viewpoint, this is a giant piece of fabric with a hole in the middle—kind of like those tablecloths that have been precut to fit on a patio table with a giant umbrella. Sure, the ruffle effect down each side adds of bit of flair, but they're making us even more frustrated with the rest of the look. But with some basic »


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Twitter TV Ratings: ‘Miss America’ Tops the Week Despite Poor Viewership

11 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After banking some pretty terrible television ratings, the Miss America pageant still inspired a lot of social chatter. The pageant topped the Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings this week. At 9 p.m. on Sunday, the pageant received a 1.5/4 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic — down 25 percent from last year — and 6.7 million viewers according to traditional Nielsen ratings. That means it dipped one-tenth of a ratings point to its lowest demo number in the four years that it has been on broadcast TV. Also read: Lifetime's ‘Kim of Queens’ Star Names 6 Miss America Contenders to Watch (Exclusive) In contrast, the pageant »


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'Gotham' star Ben McKenzie suffers head injury on set: 'Holy concrete wall, Batman!'

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(Cbr) "Gotham" is a dangerous place, especially for the brave men and women who attempt to keep the streets safe. Even stalwarts of justice like Jim Gordon don’t get through unscathed, as you can see in these photos from series star Ben McKenzie’s Instagram account. The actor spent part of Friday — his 36th birthday — in the hospital getting stitches following an injury on the New York City set of the upcoming Fox drama. Remaining in good spirits, McKenzie chronicled his visit with photos, which were accompanied by comments like, “Happy Birthday to me. Fight sequence gone awry. Don’t ram your head into concrete pillars kids. #gotham” and “Holy concrete wall, Batman! #gotham.” The resilient actor also mentioned he’ll be back at work today. If you’re squeamish, you might want to pass over the photos. Developed by Bruno Heller ("Rome"), "Gotham" also stars Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, »


- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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China's Huayi Brothers Setting Up $130 Million U.S. Subsidiary

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Private Chinese production company Huayi Brothers Media Co. will set up a $130 million subsidiary in the United States to invest in the distribution and production of movies and TV shows. In a regulatory filing to the Shenzhen stock exchange, the company said the subsidiary would help Huayi Brothers expand overseas and would also be used for marketing, promotion and investment, as well as mergers and acquisitions. It will be subject to the usual regulatory approvals. The group had previously considered investing in Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 venture, but then pulled out, although it said it might become become involved in

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Norman Reedus loves his 'Walking Dead' fans so much he's publishing their Daryl fan art

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(Cbr) AMC’s hit adaptation of "The Walking Dead" differs in numerous ways from the source material, but perhaps most significantly in introduction of Daryl Dixon, the fan-favorite character played by Norman Reedus. “Fan-favorite” is a term frequently overused, but here it’s entirely appropriate, as Daryl devotees are legion, dedicated and, it turns out, fairly artistic. And now Reedus is collecting more than 100 pieces of that fan work — drawings, sketches, tattoos, mosaics, etc. — in a book titled "Thanks For All the Niceness," to be published Oct. 31 by his imprint Big Bald Book. A “significant portion” of the proceeds will be donated to The Bachmann Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation. Described as the actor’s “way to show his gratitude” for his “insanely devoted fandom,” the collection was chosen from more than 3,000 submissions, in every imaginable medium, from around the globe. “I want to thank everyone who submitted artwork,” Reedus said in a statement. »


- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources

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Jessica Simpson Looks Skinnier Than Ever as She Celebrates Husband's Birthday in Sexy Outfit—Take a Look!

37 minutes ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You're looking good, Jessica Simpson! The 34-year-old singer and fashion designer stepped out in a revealing black ensemble to celebrate her husband's birthday Sunday. "Happy Birthday Husband of Mine," she wrote on Instagram while posing with NFL stud Eric Johnson. Wearing a black bodysuit under a sheer A-line skirt, Simpson gave her husband many reasons to smile as she showed off her impressive physique and fit figure. The black high-heels didn't hurt the outfit either. This marks the couple's first birthday celebration as husband and wife. The twosome got married over the Fourth of July weekend in a beautiful ceremony near Santa Barbara, Calif. "Eric Maxwell »


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Spoiler Alert! First Interview with MasterChef's New Winner

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Since May, this season's crop of MasterChef hopefuls have been thrown a lot of curveballs. Making a dozen immaculate donuts, elevating canned food, baking three pies in two hours and sculpting a croquembouche - basically a tower of cream puffs bound by caramel - in ninety minutes were just a handful of the heart-racing challenges. On Monday night, a new winner of the hit Fox reality competition rose up from the sweat and tears in the kitchen: Courtney Lapresi, 25. Sassy from the start, Lapresi, in her trademark, sky-high heels, proved you can be fashionable - and fierce - in the kitchen. »


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Barbra Streisand's 'Tonight Show' Appearance: How to Follow the Action

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Barbra Streisand is coming back to late-night TV after a very long time away — and The Hollywood Reporter plans to be there for all the glory.  The legendary performer is the sole scheduled guest on Monday's Tonight Show, where she will chat with host Jimmy Fallon, appear in comedic bits and sing. Streisand's new album Partners is set to be released Sept. 16.  THR will be updating the post live as the show happens, starting at 8:35 p.m. Pt (of course, if you're on the West Coast, you won't able to watch the show itself until

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