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Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie Try ‘Sleeping With Other People’ At Sundance – Video

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Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie are at Sundance, talking about Sleeping With Other People, a comedy in which they play former lovers trying to be friends. The pair talked with Deadline about how the festival has evolved since Brie’s first visit and the new film’s critical and commercial prospects. But Park City rookie Sudeikis wouldn’t look into his crystal ball to foretell how Bachlorette director Leslye Headland‘s new film, which premiered Saturday night and is a hot… Read

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Julia Roberts To Produce, Star In Batkid Movie

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BREAKING: Not even Oscar-winner Julia Roberts can resist Batkid fever. The actress and producer just closed a deal to adapt Batkid Begins, the Slamdance premiere documentary about the 5-year-old leukemia patient who got his wish to be a superhero granted when thousands of volunteers, and even President Obama, helped turn San Francisco into Gotham City for a day. On November 15, 2013, youngster Miles Scott became the hero Gotham needed and deserved as 25,000 supporters… Read

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Nicolas Cage To Star As Osama Bin Laden-Hunter In ‘Army Of One’

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Nicolas Cage is set to star in Army of One, the bizarre true tale of Gary Faulkner’s mission to single-handedly hunt down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Borat‘s Larry Charles is directing the Condé Nast Entertainment and Endgame Entertainment production inspired by a 2010 GQ article about Faulker, the Colorado man who made headlines, and hit the late show circuit, for his quest to take down al Qaeda’s #1. Bob and Harvey Weinstein acquired North American rights to Army of One… Read

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‘Mortal Kombat’, ‘Ip Man 2′ Actor Darren Shahlavi Dead At 42

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English actor and martial artist Darren Shahlavi, whose screen credits include Donnie Yen’s Ip Man 2, Machinima’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and the upcoming Jean-Claude Van Damme film Pound Of Flesh, has died. He was 42. Shahlavi was found unresponsive at his LA home on January 14, according to LA County coroner’s office spokesman Ed Winter.  The death was reported as a possible accident and the cause is pending the results of toxicological tests, said Winter. The lifelong… Read

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Greg Plitt, Reality Star And Fitness Instructor, Dead At 37 In Train Accident

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Greg Plitt, who had starred in two Bravo reality series and worked as a model, carpenter and fitness instructor, died Saturday afternoon after being struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank. He was 37. Plitt appeared in Bravo’s Work Out between 2006 and 2008, and will appear in three episodes of another just-premiered reality show for the network, Friends to Lovers, with his long-time friend, the fitness star Melanie Marden. Plitt’s first appearance is set to air in a few… Read

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MTV Turns Off The Color To Talk About Race On MLK Day

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For the first time in MTV’s history, the cable network will televise in black-and-white as it airs a range of perspectives on race by musicians, politicians and audience members on Monday. The initiative, social-media-branded #TheTalk, will feature commentary from musicians (both black and white) such as Kendrick Lamar, Common, Big Sean, Pete Wentz and Jordin Sparks, alongside actor Penn BadgelySelma director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo and politicians such as… Read

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‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ Creator Denis Not Leery Of F-Bombs In TCA Panel

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No need to wait long for an f-bomb when Denis Leary is presiding over the TV Critics Association panel on his new FX series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. In fact, reader advisory, this panel was more of an f-minefield, thanks to Leary vigorous use of a particular term. Break out the asterisks for a salty ride. Because FX's sessions arrive late the two-week TCA grind, Leary began by saying: "I know you're bored f *** ing titless right now." He then launched into a tirade about… Read

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Ellen DeGeneres At TCA: “It’s About Time” Supreme Court Ruled On Gay Marriage

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During Ellen DeGeneres’ Q&A session for her new NBC comedy series One Big Happy at Winter TV Press Tour, a TV critic noted that the Supreme Court had, as the session was taking place, announced it would rule on same-sex marriage this term, and asked the exec producer to respond. “Yea!” DeGeneres said. “It’s about time. The thing that changed the civil rights movement was when white people got involved and started marching. We need everyone on our side. We’re kind of… Read

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Vanessa Hudgens Sails Into Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre As Sting Departs

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Thank heaven for not-so-little girls. A revival of the Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe musical Gigi, starring Disney-minted and Spring Breakers starlet Vanessa Hudgens, has booked the Neil Simon Theatre and will begin previews on March 19, with an official opening on April 8. The theater became available when the producers of The Last Ship announced that the Sting musical would trim its sails as of January 24. The revival of the musical by the team behind My Fair Lady and… Read

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Ben Affleck To Receive WGA West’s Valentine Davies Award

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The Writers Guild of America, West has tapped screenwriter-director-actor-producer Ben Affleck to receive the WGAW's 2015 Valentine Davies Award. The annual honor goes to a guild member whose humanitarian efforts and service to the global community “have brought dignity and honor to writers everywhere.” Two-time Oscar-winner and WGA nominee Affleck is coming off of a starring turn in David Fincher’s Gone Girl and heads next into a major franchise debut donning the Batman… Read

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Razzie Nominations: ‘Transformers 4′ Leads Pack; Redeemer Award Added

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Nominations for the 35th annual Razzie Awards, which satirize “the Worst Achievements in Film for 2014,” are out. Transformers: Age Of Extinction leads the field with seven; while Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas and The Legend Of Hercules are tied at six nods each. As usual, the Razzie races were unveiled one day before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces its picks for the best achievements of the year in film. But are the Razzies softening at 35? A… Read