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‘Unfinished Business’ Redband Trailer: Vince Vaughn And Company Invade Europe

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Here's the decidedly NSFW redband trailer for the international comedy starring Vince Vaughn. A relentless businessman with his own company, he heads to Germany with his only two employees (Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco) to clinch a make-or-break deal. Complications arise. Sienna Miller and James Marsden also star in Unfinished Business, from director Ken Scott — who helmed Vaughn in last year's Delivery Man — and scribe Steve Conrad. Fox opens it wide March… Read

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Taryn Manning To Go Helter Skelter In ‘Manson Girls’

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EXCLUSIVE: As Charles Manson gears up for his behind-bars nuptials to a young follower named Star, a February shoot has been set for long-gestating indie drama Manson Girls, director Susanna Lo's film about the female devotees who joined Charles Manson's flock in the 1960s and helped him carry out brutal killings meant to start an apocalyptic race war. Orange Is The New Black's Taryn Manning will play Susan “Sadie” Atkins, the former church girl who played central role in… Read

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‘Wendy Williams Show’ Interns Lawsuit Should Be Tossed, Says Lionsgate

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EXCLUSIVE: More than a month and a half after being hit with a potential class-action lawsuit by a former intern on The Wendy Williams Show, Lionsgate today sought to put a damper on plaintiff Anthony Tart's Thanksgiving. The company, which syndicates the daytime talker, wants the whole thing tossed. "Defendants respectfully request that the Complaint be dismissed in its entirety, with prejudice, and that the Court award Defendants the cost of their defense, including… Read

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Making ‘The Boxtrolls:’ “Like 18 Months Of Opening Nights” – The Contenders

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The Boxtrolls producer Travis Knight (ParaNorman, Coraline) and director Anthony Stacchi (Open Season) talk with Deadline's Pete Hammond about the challenges and joys of stop-motion animation, a creation process nearly as old (and beloved) as cinema itself, in this video from Deadline's recent Oscar showcase, The Contenders. Actually making a film with the stop-motion process, however, can be incredibly stressful, says Stacchi. It's like ” 18 months of opening nights with… Read

Awards

Al Pacino Finds Facets Of Himself In ‘The Humbling’ — The Awardsline Screening

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Quite often, it's the comedic actors who go out on a limb and play a variation of themselves, mostly through a satirical lens.  The James Franco-Seth Rogen gang had a blast showing us what happens when you mix pot with the apocalypse in This Is The End, while Albert Brooks was a fish-out-of-water in India in his directorial Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World. There's also the time when the somber John Malkovich was game to strut his icy absurdity in Being John Malkovic… Read

TV

‘Late Late Show’ Guest Hosts Include Drew Carey & Judd Apatow Ahead Of Corden Debut

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CBS said today that it will air special editions of The Late Late Show with rotating guest hosts including Judd Apatow to bridge the gap between Craig Ferguson's last night as host on December 19 and James Corden's debut on March 9. Drew Carey will bookend the bloc, guest hosting the first week, January 5-9, and the final week, March 2-6. Other guest hosts will include Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Jim Gaffigan, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, John Mayer and The Big… Read

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Finale Ratings Hit 4-Year High, ‘The Voice’ Down, ‘Flash’ & ‘Mindy Project’ Even

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In the end it came down to a final three, three final dances and then Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars (2.9/9) had a celebrity winner on the final Tuesday of the November sweep. With partner Witney Carson, former Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro had been the favorite for most of the season and the man who brought the world "the Carlton" took the prize. ABC didn't do too badly either. Easily the highest-rated show of the night and hitting a season high, the… Read

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Natalie Portman In Talks To Join Steve Jobs Biopic

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EXCLUSIVE: Natalie Portman is in talks to join Universal's Steve Jobs biopic. Character details were not revealed, but it is expected to be a major role. Should a deal get done, the Oscar winner's casting would mark another positive reversal of fortune for the Danny Boyle-helmed project. Deadline revealed last week that it had been put in turnaround by Sony Pictures, to the shock of many in the industry. Universal picked it up Monday. Michael Fassbender is being courted to… Read

Awards

Richard Linklater To Receive Palm Springs Visionary Award For ‘Boyhood’

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Richard Linklater's Boyhood received five Indie Spirit Award noms yesterday including best feature and director, and now Linklater can add another kudo to the list. He will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival's awards gala on January 3. The fest runs January 2-12. Past recipients include Academy Award-winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius. "Richard Linklater's… Read

Box Office

‘Horrible Bosses 2′ Cashes Tuesday Paycheck: Turkey B.O. Update

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Update, Wednesday 8 AM: Warner Bros./New Line's R-rated sequel Horrible Bosses 2 nabbed an early bonus last night with $1 million at Tuesday night previews. The comedy about a trio of wacky business guys who kidnap their investor's son will be playing at 3,321 locations today and expand to 3,375 on Friday. That figure outstrips the $365K chunk of cash Horrible Bosses stole from late night previews in July 2011.   Previous, Tuesday 1:18 PM: Penguins will try to carve into… Read

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Mel Brooks To Voice Adam Sandler’s Vampire Dad In ‘Hotel Transylvania 2′

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Comedy legend Mel Brooks has been tapped to voice Vlad in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2. He'll play the very old and grumpy vampire father to Adam Sandler's Dracula. The sequel to Sony's 2012 family film sees old-school supernatural meet modern-day cool when Vlad turns up at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together. Genndy Tartakovsky is helming again from a script by Robert Smigel. The original movie made about $360M worldwide and was nominated for… Read

International

ITV Has Faith In ‘Grantchester’, Orders 2nd Season Of Period Mystery Series

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ITV's latest hit period drama, Grantchester, will be returning for a second season. The six-part mystery that stars James Norton as Sidney Chambers, a charismatic clergyman who turns investigative vicar, has been reupped by the network for a further season to shoot next year. Set in the 1950s and co-starring Robson Green as down-to-Earth Police Inspector Geordie Keating, Grantchester has found a faithful following in Britain. Its first season concluded earlier this month… Read

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