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Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart To Host 4th Streamy Awards

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Breakout YouTube comedians Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart will host the 4th annual Streamy Awards on Sept. 7. The awards, produced by dick clark productions and Tubefilter, also announced finalists for two fan-voted “audience choice” categories. entertainer of the year and show of the year. The awards will handed out in 14 categories at the Beverly Hilton. Winners of about two-dozen other categories will be announced in a Sept. 4 reception at the YouTube Space L.A. Helbig… Read

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The Plot Thickens: Will A ‘New’ Shubert Theater Tower Over Broadway?

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UPDATE Wednesday morning: Michael Riedel accepts Harvey Weinstein's Finding Neverland challenge. Since everyone is dousing everyone else these dog days with buckets of ice to raise money for ALS research, I offer a challenge of my own to The New York Post's Michael Riedel: Meet me at Bar Centrale the day after Labor Day 2019. If, five years from now, there's a new, 1,500-seat Broadway theater around the corner on Eighth Avenue between 45th and 46th streets, you can douse… Read

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Venice: ‘Birdman’ Soars To Raves In Seamless Festival Bow

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Venice has done it again. Last year, Gravity blasted the lid off the festival as the opener and today Birdman, a film that's got a fair bit in common with that one, bowed to one of the best receptions I have ever experienced on the Lido. (It's even trending at No. 4 on Italian Twitter.) Applause, laughter and strong emotion emanated from attendees in the refurbed Sala Darsena this morning during the first press screening. Making my way out afterwards, I heard “bellissimo”… Read

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Keith OIbermann’s ESPN2 Program Moving; He’ll Anchor Some ‘SportsCenter’ Shows (Video)

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A year to the day after his late-night ESPN2 show premiered comes news that Keith Olbermann is shifting to 5 PM ET. An ESPN exec said the move means he can host “key editions of SportsCenter surrounding major news or events throughout the year, while enabling us to secure a more consistent time slot to showcase his distinctive voice.” The much-traveled host said on-air tonight that the Worldwide Leader is shifting the hourlong Olbermann from 11 PM ET to 5 PM (2 PM PT) and… Read

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Pyramid’

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French horror scribe Grégory Levasseur (High Tension) moves into the director's chair with The Pyramid, an enclosed-space thriller about a team of archaologists who find horrors buried inside an ancient lost pyramid. Levasseur's frequent collaborator Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, P2, Mirrors, and the upcoming Horns) produced his longtime pal's helming debut alongside Mark Canton and Chady Eli Mattar. Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O'Hare… Read

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Steve Carell Reunites With Julianne Moore In ‘Freeheld’

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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… Read

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TECH Bits: ‘Madden NFL 15′ Kicks Off To Quieter Audience

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A few years back, today would have been a very bad day for workplace productivity, as hundreds of thousands of fans of EA Sports' Madden Football franchise either took the day off or missed a big chunk of it to wait in line to buy the latest iteration of the iconic videogame series. These days, not so much. With online pre-orders, electronic downloads and disappearing game retailers, finding a line of camped-out gamers waiting for midnight and this year's Madden is a lot… Read

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Paradigm Signs Joe Johnston

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EXCLUSIVE: Joe Johnston has signed with Paradigm, reuniting the filmmaker with his longtime reps Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer. The writer-director moves from WME, where he signed in March as Kanter and Spencer were leaving Resolution. He worked with Kanter for years at CAA and then left to join the dealmaker at Resolution, where it didn't work out. The prolific writer-director is quite a catch for Paradigm; Johnston's hits include Captain America: The First Avenger, Octo… Read

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Lake Bell To Helm ‘Emperor’s Children'; Jack Kilmer Joins ‘Stanford Prison Experiment'; ‘The Finest Hours’ Adds ‘Outlander’s Graham McTavish

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After making her directing debut with In A World, Lake Bell will take her sophomore turn behind the camera with The Emperor's Children for Imagine Entertainment. Noah Baumbach adapted the script from Claire Messud's 2006 book about three friends in their early thirties living in NYC in the months leading up to September 11, 2001. Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing for Imagine. Bell wrote, directed, and starred in In A World, which nabbed her Sundance's Waldo… Read

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OSCARS: ‘Snowpiercer’ Becomes First DVD Screener Sent To Academy Voters

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Emmy season ended just last night, and now the six-month-long Oscar season begins in earnest this week with the Fall festival trifecta of Venice, Telluride and then next week, Toronto. And tonight the motion picture Academy's Board Of Governors will be voting on recipients of this year's Governors Awards Honorary Oscars which will be handed out on November 8th. And the Emmy body may still be warm but Oscar campaigners seem to be jumping into the fray even earlier than… Read

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Sony Pictures Locks Tom Hanks, Ron Howard For April ‘Inferno’ Start

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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have firmed an April start in Italy on Inferno, the third installment based on the Dan Brown novel series that began with The Da Vinci Code. The studio has closed its deals with Tom Hanks to reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and for Ron Howard to direct and Brian Grazer to produce with Howard. The script is by David Koepp. In Inferno, Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up… Read

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EMMYS: The Categories They Forgot

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This year's Emmy Awards broadcast was a weird tedious highly entertaining practically unwatchable terrific mildly amusing boring repulsive celebration of the best of TV, hosted by yet another white guy who did a terrific job lacking passion or personality - we're consolidating all of this morning's headlines because we know you're very busy,  and you're welcome. But here are a few categories they forgot to hand out last night: Best Minimization Of Emmys Promotional… Read

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