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Pamela Anderson Joins ‘Baywatch’ Film With Dwayne Johnson

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Pamela Anderson is returning to the beach that helped make her a pop culture phenomenon. The pneumatic blonde has booked a role in Paramount Pictures' Baywatch which is being directed by Seth Gordon. Baywatch, the feature based on the popular TV show of the same name, is being produced by Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman from a script by the writing team of Mark Swift and Damain Shannon with a latest draft by Barry Schwartz. The film stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Johnson… Read

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Victoria Wood Dies: BAFTA-Winning Comic, Actress & Writer Was 62

Victoria Wood

Celebrated British comedian and writer Victoria Wood, who blazed a trail in the 1980s with her series Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV , has died after what was described as a “short but brave” battle with cancer. She was 62. Her publicist Neil Reading confirmed the news Wednesday. “The multi BAFTA Award-winning writer, director, actor and comedian died peacefully at her north London home with family this morning,” he said. “The family ask for privacy at this very sad… Read

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Scarlett Johansson Is A Stone Cold Killer In ‘Ghost In The Shell’ – First Look

Scarlett Johansson plays the Major in Ghost in the Shell from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures in theaters March 31, 2017.

Paramount and Dreamworks Pictures today released the first look image of Scarlett Johansson in Rupert Sanders’ Ghost in the Shell and she’s all moody purpose and dark-haired intent. No surprise, maybe, given that the story follows a female special ops cyborg (Johansson) who leads a fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization called Public Security Section 9 for Hanka Robotics. The unit is devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, who will stop at… Read

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Guy Pearce And Kylie Minogue To Star In Stephan Elliott’s ‘Flammable Children’

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Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue are set to star in Stephan Elliott’s Flammable Children opposite Radha Mitchell. It would make the first time the two appear on screen together since starring almost 30 years ago in the popular soap Neighbours. The new comedy from Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) takes place in 1975. The sexual revolution is in full swing; Australia is in the throes of a constitutional crisis; and in a sleepy beachside suburb, an… Read

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Bernie Sanders Recruits Mark Ruffalo For TV Ad Ahead Of Wisconsin Primary

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Bernie Sanders comes to us in a moment of crisis of credibility in the American political system,” Mark Ruffalo says in his new ad for Democratic White House hopeful Bernie Sanders, on the eve of the Wisconsin primary. “People feel like they have given up on the system, and that is exactly what the bad guys want us to do.” The Vermont senator is on a bit of a streak, after beating Hillary Clinton in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington on “Western Saturday,”  four days after… Read

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William Friedkin To Deliver Cinema Masterclass At This Year’s Cannes Film Festival

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Iconoclastic director William Friedkin will give the cinema masterclass at this year’s Cannes film festival. The Exorcist director follows in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese, Nanni Moretti, Wong Kar-wai and Quentin Tarantino among others. The masterclass will be hosted by film critic Michel Ciment. Friedkin recently published his memoir The Friedkin Connection, the title a nod to his 1971 classic The French Connection, starring Gene Hackman as NY cop Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle… Read

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Hey Spielberg, Blanchett, Clooney, Bono, Jolie, Rupert & Everybody Else: California Owes You Money

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EXCLUSIVE: Cate Blanchett is owed more than $16,000, and the money is there for her to claim; Abigail Breslin’s owed over $17,000; Steven Spielberg has an uncashed $10,000 cashier's check waiting for him; there’s $15,000 due Bill Murray, $12,000 for Elton John, Gary Oldman’s owed $8,410, David Geffen $5,471, Barry Diller $3,000, Stevie Wonder’s owed a whopping $91,420 and now-Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone is owed $9,500. Just about all the film and TV companies… Read

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Spring Has Sprung On Busy Broadway, But Stars In Bummers Go Begging At Box Office

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The vernal equinox brought sunshine, good cheer and the tonic ringing of cash registers (if cash registers still existed and still rang) on Broadway during Week 44 of the 2015-16 season. New shows (Waitress, Shuffle Along, Or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, American Psycho, Bright Star), opened for business, hit shows kept batting near 1.000, and — great news for producers, bad news for customers — average ticket prices leapt during the… Read

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Kevin Hart Plans Memoir For Father’s Day 2017 Release

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37 INK, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Atria Publishing Group, will publish From the Hart, which promises to be  “an anecdote-filled, inspirational memoir” by Kevin Hart, according to Dawn Davis, Vice President and Publisher. Scheduled for a Father's Day 2017 publication, From the Hart will look at how the actor, comedian and writer has used the pitfalls and setbacks he’s experienced in his life, which range from growing up with an addicted father to failing miserably… Read

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‘Conan’ Nabs ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Cast & Director For March 31 Sit-Down

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Conan O’Brien’s late-night show has landed the sit-down with the stars and director of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Ben Affleck, who plays Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Henry Cavill, who plays Clark Kent/Superman, will be joined by fellow cast members Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Holly Hunter and Diane Lane. Director Zack Snyder also is set for  Conan‘s telecast on Thursday, March 31. The film hits theaters on March 25. The Batman v Superman… Read

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Simon Cowell, IM Global Boarding Beatles Pic ‘A Life In The Day’

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EXCLUSIVE: Simon Cowell is boarding the Beatles pic A Life in the Day. Cowell is coming on-board as a producer via his SyCo production company run by Adam Milano. Cowell will partner with Stuart Ford’s IM Global, who have optioned Tony Gittelson’s script, which tells the true story of Epstein who, while selling records out of his father's appliance store in Liverpool, discovered a band he swore he could make, "Bigger then Elvis!". That band was, of course, The Beatles… Read

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One Direction Singer Harry Styles Offered Role In Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’

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EXCLUSIVE: In one of the more fun end-of-the-week rumors, pop heartthrob and One Direction singer Harry Styles has, according to multiple sources, been offered a role in Christopher Nolan’s action adventure Dunkirk. It is not believed to be a leading role, though all plot and cast details are being kept closely guarded as is often the way with a Nolan project. What we do know is the movie will deal with the World War II evacuation of Dunkirk, which took place from… Read