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Julian Fellowes To Adapt Anthony Trollope’s ‘Doctor Thorne’ For ITV

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While Downton Abbey is preparing for its final season on the UK’s ITV, creator Julian Fellowes will be returning to the network with a new drama to begin shooting later this year. Fellowes is to adapt Anthony Trollope’s Victorian era novel Doctor Thorne as a three-part drama. Hat Trick Productions is producing with Mark Redhead (Critical) and Fellowes exec producing with Chris Kelly and Ted Childs. The story centers on Dr Thomas Thorne, who lives in the village of… Read

Box Office

‘Furious 7′ Pulls Ahead Of ‘Adaline’ On Friday; Looks To Clock $17M In Fourth Lap – Late Night B.O.

'Furious 7' Pulls Ahead At Friday B.O.

It’s a close Friday night and when one takes into account all the industry estimates, Universal’s Furious 7 with $4.9M is passing Lionsgate’s period romance The Age of Adaline on the box office freeway by approximately $77K. The Blake Lively film about a turn-of-the-century woman who remains 29 for several decades deposited $4.83M into Lionsgate’s purse. The final frame of April flip flops annually as a date when studios can jumpstart summer (heck, in 2011 Universal… Read

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Bruce Jenner: “For All Intents And Purposes I Am A Woman”

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Updated throughout: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman," Bruce Jenner told ABC News's Diane Sawyer during tonight's much anticipated interview, saying he used to dress up in his sister's dresses and his mother's scarves to hide his short hair as a child. “I didn’t know why I was doing it,” he said. “It just made me feel good,” said the man Sawyer described as having “once embodied the muscle and glory of America at the Olympics.” “I would say I have always been… Read

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PILOT SEASON 2015: More Early Buzz

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As producers are scrambling to get their cuts locked and ready, here is some more chatter heading into the important next week of network screenings when we will get a better sense where the various pilots stand. Until then, please keep in mind that any pilot buzz is speculative, based on sometimes incomplete and often subjective information. Last year, Fox kicked off new series pickups with an order to Gotham a week before the start of upfront week. Will the network… Read

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Bruce Jenner Reality Series: E! Finally Confirms It During His Diane Sawyer Interview

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As Bruce Jenner – The Interview headed toward toward a conclusion Friday night on ABC, E! Entertainment finally acknowledged a new series that would document Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. E! said the series will follow Jenner’s journey seeking his "new normal." E!’s announcement was long anticipated, but Kim Kardashian and some others associated with the family franchise had been coy in interviews about the timing or even whether E! would have the show… Read

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Bruce Jenner: Kim Kardashian Told Him Kanye West “Turned Me Around On This”

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Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer that of all his daughters, Kim Kardashian has taken his transition the best. He said Kardashian told him her husband Kanye West "turned her around on this." As Jenner described it, Kanye told Kim that while he is married to the most beautiful woman in the world and has the most beautiful daughter "but if I can't be true to myself, they don't mean a thing." That’s a long way from the time Jenner disclosed that Kim had caught him wearing a… Read

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Bruce Jenner: ‘I Am A Woman’

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During tonight’s interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner talked about wanting, as a small child growing up in Tarrytown, to dress in his sisters’ dresses, and cover his short hair with his mother's scarves. "I was a lonely boy. I'm still a lonely big boy,” Jenner said. “I don't socialize a lot. I'm not an outgoing person. I never fit in." "I see women and think how lucky they are that they can wake up in the morning and be themselves." Bruce Jenner – The Interview had… Read

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Bruce Jenner To Anyone Who Thinks Otherwise: ‘This Is Not A Publicity Stunt’

Bruce Jenner This Is Not A Publicity Stunt

One of the next things Diane Sawyer asked Bruce Jenner as the long-awaited and -promoted interview finally got under way was that there are people who just don’t believe this is anything but another publicity stunt. To which Jenner responds with an exaggerated, joking gesture that Oh, no, we would never do that. More seriously — Really? People think that he would go through the physical, medical and surgical changes over a period of months or years, just for publicity… Read

Business

Jeffrey Katzenberg Joins Hillary Clinton Fundraiser As Co-Host – Update

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UPDATE, 6:53 PM: It was never even a secret that the DreamWorks Animation boss was on board with Team Hillary for 2016 but now it's official. Jeffrey Katzenberg has been added as co-host of the $2,700 a ticket fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at Haim and Cheryl Saban's house on May 7. The biggest bundler for Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, the DWA CEO will join the Power Rangers billionaire and long time Clinton supporter and Casey Wasserman in hosting the evening… Read

Film

Christian Bale Knee Injury Means ‘The Deep Blue Good-by’ Will Follow ‘Wolverine 3′

'Knight of Cups' Premiere - 65th Berlinale International Film Festival

BREAKING: The knee injury suffered by Christian Bale is serious enough that Fox will postpone the John D. MacDonald novel adaptation The Deep Blue Goodbye until its director, James Mangold, completes Wolverine 3 with Hugh Jackman. Bale suffered torn knee ligaments in an accident at his home. He has been filming The Big Short with Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell in New Orleans, but they play stockbrokers and it’s not physically demanding. He plays a salvage hunter… Read

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The Joker Photo: First Official Look At Jared Leto’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Villain

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Because it’s now news whenever a superhero — or in this case supervillain — movie shows us a costumed character for the first time, here you go: Oscar winner Jared Leto as Hall of Fame heavy the Joker in Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad. Director David Ayer gave us a teasing sneak preview of the not-so-merry prankster a couple of weeks ago, and the filmmaker just tweeted this image to honor the DC Comics character’s 75th birthday. Pleasant dreams, law-abiding citizens.  … Read

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‘Happyish’ Review: Showtime’s Dark Comedy Is Just Sad

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With Mad Men about to end its seven-year run, a new dark comedy from This American Life contributor Shalom Auslander is debuting at April 26 to try to skewer the advertising industry and almost everything else. However, unlike AMC's Matthew Weiner-created drama, there isn't a lot to recommend about Showtime's Happyish. Despite a cast led by Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford, the flabby show about middle aging, economic insecurity and social media bald spots… Read