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Carol Burnett’s Netflix Series ‘A Little Help’ Spotlighting Kids Sets Guests & Premiere Date

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Kids say the darndest things, and Carol Burnett will help audiences discover that Linkletterism anew when she brings her return to television, A Little Help, to Netflix starting May 4.

Burnett will be joined by a group of straight-talking and entertaining 5- to 9-year-old kids. These very opinionated “experts” weigh-in on a variety of relatable and humorous dilemmas brought in by everyday adults. Each episode will feature a celebrity contributor brave enough to bring in their own dilemma for the kids to comment on in front of a live audience. Russell Peters is set as co-host.

Celebrity guests include Julie Bowen, Candace Cameron Bure, Mark Cuban, Billy Eichner, Taraji P. Henson, Derek Hough, DJ Khaled, Lisa Kudrow, Brittany Snow, Wanda Sykes and Finn Wolfhard.

All 12 episode of the show will be released at once.

The series is produced by A Mabel Cat Production and dick clark productions. Burnett, Steve Sauer, Allen Shapiro,
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Steve Carell Reunites With Julianne Moore In ‘Freeheld’

Steve Carell Reunites With Julianne Moore In ‘Freeheld’
Exclusive: Steve Carell is replacing Zach Galifianakis in Freeheld, the Peter Sollett-directed film based on the 2007 documentary about Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree. They fought to amend the Domestic Partnership Act, which grants pension benefits to domestic partners of all New Jersey public employees. The film stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. It’s produced by Page, Kelly Bush, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, James D. Stern, Richard Fischoff, Duncan Montgomery, Jack Selby, Duncan Montgomery, and Cynthia Wade. Ron Nyswaner wrote the script.

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Galifianakis has dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Carell will play the supporting role of Steven Goldstein, a passionate advocate for Garden State Equality. Carell, who starred with Moore in Crazy, Stupid, Love, found a spot of availability in his schedule between the time he’ll spend promoting his starring roles in Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No
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Universal Moving Toward Altar On Steve Carell FBI Wedding Comedy

Exclusive: Universal Pictures has set David Flebotte to rewrite its untitled FBI Wedding comedy, the one that has Steve Carell attached to star and his Carousel Productions partners Charlie Hartsock and Vance Degeneres producing with Sparkler Entertainment’s Charles Segers and Landscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper. The scribe takes over a script originated by Phil Alden Robinson. It’s in the vein of Stakeout and My Best Friend’s Wedding. Universal production veep Kristin Lowe will oversee the comedy. Flebotte is represented by CAA and attorney Philip Klein. Carell and his Carousel cohorts produced The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, which New Line opens March 15. He’s repped by Wme, Media Four’s Steve Sauer and attorneys Sam Fischer and Bryan Wolf.
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Great Hope Springs Gets Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones has closed a deal to star in Great Hope Springs, to be directed by David Frankel. The comedy also stars Meryl Streep and Steve Carell. Sony Pictures holds North American distribution rights to the film which will be released in the 4th quarter of 2012. The screenplay by Vanessa Taylor, which was featured on the prestigious Black List, follows a middle-aged couple who after thirty years of marriage attend an intense counseling weekend to examine the intimacy issues that are threatening their marriage.

Guymon Casady of Film 360, the feature film production entity of Management 360, and Todd Black for his Escape Artists banner are producing. Mandate president Nathan Kahane, Escape Artists' Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, and Jessie Nelson are executive producing. Mandate's Lawrence Grey serves as a co-producer. Escape Artists' Christine Coggins and Lance Johnson will serve as associate producers. Mandate Pictures has set an
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Eddie Cibrian To Play The Lead In 'Playboy'

Exclusive: The lead in the NBC drama pilot Playboy is being recast. Third Watch alum Eddie Cibrian has been tapped for the role, replacing Jeff Hephner, who landed the part last week after a marathon of auditions. The decision was made after the pilot's table read. Sources close to the show say that Hephner, who had never played a major role on a series before, was great in the tests, and the producers love him as an actor, but he didn't work out in the pilot, whose cast includes Laura Benanti, Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton and David Krumholtz. Cibrian, who was finalist for the Playboy lead, is expected start immediately as the pilot is slated to begin filming in Chicago on Tuesday. Playboy, from 20th Century Fox TV, Imagine TV and writer/executive producer Chad Hodge, is set at the Playboy Club in Chicago in 1963. It centers on Nick Dalton
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Steve Carell set to Star in Dogs Of Babel

Steve Carell has just landed a new acting gig. He will star in a new film called Dogs of Bable, based off a novel from Carolyn Parkhurst. The script for the film was written by Jamie Linden (Ten Year, Dear John, We Are Marshall). This sounds like an interestingly dark film.

The story follows Paul Iverson, a linguistics professor, who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard. Police rule her death an accident, but Paul is not quite sure. The only witness to her death is their dog Lorelei. In Paul's grief-stricken search for answers, he endeavors to teach Lorelei to talk in the hopes that he can uncover what happened the day his wife died.

With Carell's exit from The Office scheduled to air this Spring, he's ready to start focusing on movies full time, setting up film project after film project.

Here's the
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Steve Carell Joins Dogs of Babel

Steve Carell Joins Dogs of Babel
Steve Carell is attached to star in Mandate Pictures' Dogs of Babel. Writer Jamie Linden (Ten Year, Dear John, We Are Marshall) adapted the best-selling novel for the big screen. David Heyman of Heyday Films, Corey May and M. Dooma Wendschuh of sekretagent Productions, and Steve Carell of Carousel Productions will produce. Mandate president Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Vance DeGeneres and Charlie Hartsock who work with Carell at Carousel will co-produce. New president of Heyday Films Jeffrey Clifford will be running the project for Heyday and Nicole Brown will oversee the project on behalf of Mandate. Plans are to engage a director right away. Lionsgate International is handling international sales on this title.

Carolyn Parkhurst's novel, The Dogs of Babel, is a tragic yet beautiful story of love and loss. The story follows Paul Iverson, a linguistics professor, who returns home one day to find his wife dead in their backyard.
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Eddie Cibrian: I'm No Serial Cheater...Just Ask My Lawyer!

Eddie Cibrian: I'm No Serial Cheater...Just Ask My Lawyer!
Gossipmongers, consider yourself on notice: Eddie Cibrian is no cheater. At least when it comes to remaining faithful to his mistress. A rep for the CSI: Miami hunk says Cibrian is suing mad over a Life & Style report painting him as a serial womanizer who is now two-timing LeAnn Rimes by secretly seeing an old girlfriend. "Unfortunately Life & Style Magazine has chosen to go out with a story filled with inaccuracies and deceitful lies, presumably to titillate sales, but clearly resulting in harm to Eddie Cibrian and others. This is irresponsible and reckless journalism," the actor's manager, Steve Sauer, tells E! News. "Eddie has met with his attorneys and will be filing a suit for...
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Julie Andrews Silences 'Sound of Music' Documentary

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British actress Julie Andrews has thrown a planned documentary on her movie The Sound Of Music into jeopardy - for refusing to allow her image to be used in it. The two-hour show for American cable TV station A&E was set to track the lives of the seven actors who played the Von Trapp children in the hit musical. But Michael McLean, a talent manager who served as one of the casting directors on the film, says that Andrews, through her manager Steve Sauer, has refused to allow Digital Ranch, the producer of the documentary, to use her likeness, either in clips of stills from the film or extra footage. McLean says Sauer told him Andrews plans to make a 40th anniversary special of her own in 2005, tied to the movie and that the A&E documentary could seriously detract from broadcast network interest in her project.

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