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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ewan McGregor Find ‘The Real Thing’ Elusive In Broadway Debuts

Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal Star in THE REAL THING - Photo by Richard Phibbs

Tom Stoppard's 1984 dazzler gets the matinee-comedy treatment from director-of-the-moment Sam Gold in a revival that leaves its attractive stars, both in their Broadway bows, deeply in the lurch. Glib and weirdly chilly for a literate comedy-drama about love, commitment, the sanctity of words and the enduring perfection of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," the Roundabout Theatre Company production is as full of ideas as the play itself -- all of them wrong. Gold's first… Read

Box Office

Daniel Radcliffe Sports ‘Horns'; Jean-Luc Godard In 3D: Specialty Box Office Preview

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Just in time for Halloween, Daniel Radcliffe gets some special powers and couple of appendages growing from his temples in Radius' Horns, which will be this week's biggest rollout among specialty newcomers. The title received a warm welcome at a Cinema Society event attended by its stars this week in New York. This week's newbies are dominated by nonfiction fare, though with some exceptions. Kino Lorber is opening French/Swiss maestro Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye To Language… Read

TV

Kevin Reilly Back In Talks For Top Turner Post

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The on-again, off-again Turner-Kevin Reilly courtship is back on. Soon after Turner Broadcasting toppers broke off negotiations with the former Fox chairman two weeks ago, the two sides restarted conversations. I hear that Turner Broadcasting President David Levy's string of meetings last week with prospective candidates to succeed  Steve Koonin included a sit-down with Reilly. There hasn't been anyone else to emerge as a serious alternative for the post in the past two… Read

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‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 5 Trailer: Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, More

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Seinfeld's online video shorts in his Crackle show Comedian In Cars Getting Coffee have scooped up lots of awards in the Internet space over their first four seasons, and the whole project seems to be keeping zillionaire Jerry as entertained as his audiences. Now Crackle's released the trailer for Season 5, which launches online in a week, at mid-day on Nov. 6. Guests this season include Fred Armisen, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Miranda Sings and Ali… Read

International

Bette Midler Wings Way To First UK TV Special; ITV To Feature Songs & Sit-Down

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Singer-actress Bette Midler will appear in her first UK television special later this fall with Bette Midler: One Night Only. Hosted by Ab Fab's Joanna Lumley, the ITV program will feature musical performances intercut with an interview with Midler and a look back at her career. Among the tunes she'll perform are Beaches anthem “Wind Beneath My Wings,” 1990 hit “From A Distance” and “The Rose,” the title song from her 1979 breakout movie for which she received a Best… Read

Film

Robin Williams’ Final Film ‘Boulevard’ AFM-Bound; Pair Join Catherine Zeta-Jones’ ‘Godmother'; More

Robin Williams' final feature film, Dito Montiel's domestic drama Boulevard, has been picked up for international distribution by Inception Film Partners and will be sold during the American Film Market next month in Santa Monica. Kathy Baker, Bob Odenkirk and Roberto Aguire co-star in the pic, which stars Williams as a lonely married man who begins to confront the emptiness that permeates his life. Williams officially joined the project in January 2013. Douglas Soesbe… Read

TV

CBS Buys Dan Kopelman Guy Comedy

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CBS has put in development a comedy written by Dan Kopelman (Rules Of Engagement, Malcolm In The Middle), which he is executive producing with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment for Warner Bros. TV.  The untitled multi-camera project revolves around four best friends from college who are still living together as bachelors 10 years after graduation. This marks the latest collaboration between Kopelman and Kaplan. Last season, they sold a comedy spec by Kopelman with… Read

TV

Adam Rodriguez Joins ‘The Night Shift’ As Recurring

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Adam Rodriguez (Magic Mike, CSI: Miami) has booked a major recurring role on NBC drama series The Night Shift. Rodriguez is set for a minimum of five episodes in Season 2, which begins production November 10 in Albuquerque, NM. Rodriguez will play Dr. Joey Chavez, the newly hired night call trauma surgeon at San Antonio Memorial Hospital. He is an Air Force vet that served in Iraq whose personal experiences have led him to investigate his cases with an Eastern medicine… Read

TV

Kelly Kulchak Named Head Of Current Programming For DreamWorks Animation TV

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Kelly Kulchak has been named head of current programming at the TV division of DreamWorks Animation. In the newly created post, Kulchak will supervise the day-to-day production of all series, which totals nearly 1,200 episodes of original animated television content. She joins DreamWorks Animation as it prepares to unveil two new series, All Hail King Julien and VeggieTales In The House, by the end of the year. Prior to joining DreamWorks, Kulchak served as president and… Read

TV

Tory Kittles Moves To ‘The Colony'; Kevin Rahm In ‘Bates Motel’

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Tory Kittles (Bessie) has landed a series regular role on The Colony, the USA Network drama pilot from Carlton Cuse. Written and executive produced by Cuse and Ryan Condal, The Colony is a family drama/thriller about life in Los Angeles after a mysterious "foreign" occupation. Kittles will play Broussard, a strong but kind man with a hidden past and a double life. Juan José Campanella will direct the pilot which is being co-produced by Legendary Television and UCP… Read

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Starz Plunders ‘Northmen: A Viking Saga’ For Domestic Theaters & Pay TV

Northmen A Viking Saga

EXCLUSIVE: Starz has locked up North American rights to the action-adventure pic about a gang of Viking marauders marooned in a hostile land. The deal for Northmen: A Viking Saga covers all platforms in the U.S. and Canada including theatrical, followed by an exclusive premium cable run on Starz networks. Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, Charlie Murphy, James Norton, Ed Skrein, Anatole Taubman and Johan Hegg star in the pic, which sees the Northmen shipwrecked off the… Read

Business

Redbox Says Weak Film Slate Weighed On Q3 Earnings

RedBox DVD Rental Kiosks Involved In Pricing Dispute With Film Studios

With its kiosk DVD rental business in the doldrums, Redbox parent Outerwall reported uninspiring results for Q3 - as it promised better times ahead due in part to belt-tightening and share repurchases. The company, formerly known as Coinstar, generated $17.9M in net income, down 78.4%, on revenues of $552.9M, -5.7%. Analysts expected the top line to hit $562.2M. Earnings were complicated by several one-time events. The share price rose less than 1% in post market… Read

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