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Hollywood’s Historic Egyptian Theatre Undergoes Retrofit For “Rare” 35mm Nitrate Film Projection

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Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre will soon have the capability to screen “rare and fragile” 35mm nitrate film prints thanks to a film preservation project undertaken by The Film Foundation, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and Turner Classic Movies, in conjunction with the American Cinematheque. "When I was told that one of the most beautiful movie theaters in the country could be retrofitted for nitrate projection, I was overjoyed, moved, and excited by the… Read

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Lena Dunham And America Fererra String Up Donald Trump For Receptive DNC Crowd

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“I'm Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump my body is probably like a 2,” Dunham said, introding herself at the DNC, where she appeared with America Ferrera. “I’m America Ferrera and, according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist,” Ferrera chimed in, though she is not from Mexico. “We know what you're all thinking,” Dunham jumped back in. “Why should you care what some television celebrity has to say about politics?” Fererra then joked: "We feel the same way. But… Read

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‘Superior Donuts’: Judd Hirsch To Star In New Pilot For CBS Comedy In Recasting

Judd Hirsch, a cast member in "Independence Day: Resurgence," poses at the premiere of the film at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, June 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Veteran actor Judd Hirsch has been tapped as the co-lead opposite Jermaine Fowler in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot Superior Donuts. After the end of this past pilot season, where Superior Donuts was in serious consideration for a series pickup with the network very high on Fowler, CBS ordered a new pilot for the project, recasting one of the two leads. Written and executive produced by Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and Bob Daily based on the play by Tracy Letts, Superior… Read

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Comedian DC Young Fly Signs With ICM Partners

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Comedian DC Young Fly has signed with ICM Partners. DC can next be seen in Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out, with Season 8 set to debut August 4 on MTV. He currently appears in Nick Cannon’s Wild N’ On Tour, which debuted this month on MTV2. In his first acting turn, DC can be seen in feature Almost Christmas which hits theaters this fall. He also has a cameo role in the New Edition movie for BET. An Atlanta native, DC has a big social media following, with 3.6 million… Read

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‘Project Greenlight’ Canceled By HBO

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s docuseries Project Greenlight will not be moving forward at HBO. “When we picked up a new season in 2014, we imagined a one season revival and decided in early 2016 another season did not make sense for us,” HBO said in a statement. “We are proud of the show and were pleased with its run throughout the years.” Project Greenlight aired on HBO for its first two seasons from 2001-2003. It then went to Bravo for its third season in 2005, before… Read

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Shonda Rhimes, Bryan Cranston & Dozens Of Other Celebrities Join Anti-Trump Campaign

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More than 100 actors, producers and others from the entertainment industry are banding together in an effort to keep reality TV star-turned-GOP nominee Donald Trump out of the White House. Artists United Against Hate is backed by the likes of Bryan Cranston, Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy, Ilene Chaiken, Michael Moore, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Lena Dunham, Neil Patrick Harris, Rashida Jones, Russell Simmons, Chloe Grace Moritz and… Read

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Elizabeth Banks Makes Donald Trump Entrance At DNC, Says He’s Stealing Her ‘Hunger Games’ Act

Actress Elizabeth Banks mimics Donald Trump's entrance to the Republican National Convention during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Elizabeth Banks joined the growing list of Hollywood luminaries to mock Donald Trump’s rock-star, Queen-tune-pinching entrance at last week’s RNC in Cleveland. “You know, I don’t usually say this about Donald Trump, but that was over the top! The Trump campaign is so hard up for money I bought that fog machine on eBay for 30 bucks — I don’t feel good about it,” Banks said after emerging onstage at the Democratic National Convention in silhouette, in a fog of smoke and to… Read

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Brit Morgan Joins ‘The Arrangement’ Drama Series On E!

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True Blood alumna Brit Morgan has booked a recurring role on E!’s new scripted drama series The Arrangement. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, The Arrangement follows Megan Morrison (Christine Evangelista), a beautiful young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster playing opposite Kyle West (Josh Henderson), one of the world's top action movie stars. Kyle's mentor is Terrence Anderson (Michael Vartan), who runs a self-help organization… Read

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Hillary Clinton Makes History As First Female POTUS Candidate From Major Political Party

FILE - In this July 9, 2013 photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton applauds international delegates to the  during the Women in Public Service Project leadership symposium, at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. For all the talk that the former secretary of state intended to slow down after two decades in national political life, Clinton is keeping a busy schedule that amounts to a training camp for a second presidential campaign if she decides to run. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

History was made today at 3:39 PM PT when South Dakota put Hillary Clinton over the 2,382 delegates needed to make her the first woman to head a major political party’s presidential ticket. Inside the convention hall, the tally was not put on a screen, to make sure all of Bernie Sanders’ delegates would get to be counted, though Clinton snagged it well before they plowed through the roll call, state-by-state, in alphabetical order. When it came Vermont’s time to announce… Read

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Veteran TV Exec Nicholas Oakley-Tilley Joins Mission Control Media As SVP Development

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Unscripted production company Mission Control Media (Hollywood Game Night, Face Off) has hired veteran television executive Nicholas Oakley-Tilley as Senior Vice President, Development. Oakley-Tilley will be responsible for ramping up and overseeing Mission Control's growing development slate and will report to Co-Presidents Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith. “Nick brings a unique talent for both finding and creating fresh, inspired material along with a determination… Read

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Oprah Winfrey To Star In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’, Re-Teaming With ‘Selma’ Helmer Ava DuVernay

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Disney and Selma director Ava DuVernay are setting Oprah Winfrey to star in A Wrinkle In Time, an adaptation of the 1963 Newbery Medal-winning Madeleine L'Engle fantasy classic novel that has a script by Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. Winfrey will play the role of Mrs. Which. The studio is moving quickly to cast the film, with actors including Amy Adams and Kevin Hart chief among those circling. Winfrey is in final negotiations. She starred for… Read

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Louisiana Tax Incentive Cuts Create Hard Times For Local Film Crews

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Louisiana's scaled-back film tax incentives program put a huge dent in jobs for film crews there. Facing a severe budget crunch, the state last year slashed its annual budget for the incentives to $180 million – down from $222 million spent in 2014. That 19% reduction, however, triggered a 75% loss of jobs for union film crews. "In April, we were down 75% from the previous April," said Cory Parker, business agent of IATSE Local 478, the New Orleans film workers union. But… Read