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Britney Spears Debuts On Carpool Karaoke, Talks Men, Marriage, More Kids

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Britney Spears’ Carpool Karoake with James Corden debuted on CBS’s Late Late Show tonight. Corden asked Spears what "Oops!… I Did It Again" really is about. "I don't know. I really don't know," Britney confessed. "I think it's just a song." Later she revealed, "I want more" kids. "Like three more. I have to find the right guy first," Britney remembers. "Who would that be? What are you looking for?" Corden wonders, speaking for us all. "I think I might not ever go to men… Read


Donald Trump Talks “Tunnel Technology” And Hillary Clinton As “Bigot” In Interview With Anderson Cooper

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Updated with video: Donald Trump talked “tunnel technology,” and deporting the “bad dudes” in an interview today with Anderson Cooper and flatly denied Cooper’s insinuation he’d just flip-flopped on his flip-flop on his position about undocumented immigrants. And, Hillary Clinton? “She is a bigot,” Trump says in the interview that aired tonight. It’s Trump’s first non-Fox News Channel interview since late July, when he got mocked for telling ABC News’ George… Read


Marvin Kaplan Dies: ‘Alice’ & ‘Top Cat’ Actor Was 89

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UPDATE Friday, 4:50 PM: SAG-AFTRA released a statement this afternoon paying tribute to Kaplan. “Marvin was one of the most recognizable character actors of his generation, and he was a proud union activist and leader. We are forever grateful for the gift of his work and his service to our members,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. The Full statement is below. Comic character actor and writer Marvin Kaplan died Thursday at the age of 89. Kaplan, a former… Read

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‘Strangers On A Train’ Gets A Redo In Leslye Headland’s ‘The Layover’

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It’s boom time for ’50s mistress of intrigue Patricia Highsmith: Her roman à clef The Price Of Salt was most recently filmed as the acclaimed Cate Blanchett vehicle Carol, as The Talented Mr Ripley was, earlier, for Matt Damon. Now her Dostoevskian novel Strangers On A Train, concerned with the moral and practical possibilities of a perfect crime, has been retooled (following, of course, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 film version) and updated by Leslye Headland. She’s a writer… Read


President Obama Makes Virtual Reality Debut In National Parks Video

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Just months before President Barack Obama leaves office, he makes his virtual reality debut with Through The Agesan immersive video look at Yosemite National Park shown via Facebook-owned virtual reality headset maker Oculus. The video was produced by Felix & Paul Studios in cooperation with the White House, Oculus and National Geographic. Shot in about a week, the 11-minute video opens with an amalgam of nature’s melodies and features throughout some grand sights from… Read


Covert Media Launches Lexica Films For Foreign-Language Pics; First Project Is ‘Earthquake’

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Independent production, financing and distribution company Covert Media has formed international sales label Lexica Films and plans to launch five to 10 films per year through it. Covert's President of International, Liz Kim Schwan, will lead the new division. The first title will be the Russian-language disaster film Earthquakewhich stars Cannes Best Actor winner Konstantin Lavronenko (The Banishment, Name Me) and is directed by Sarik Andreasyan (American Heist). The… Read


Fox Director Fellows Chosen For Comedy & Drama Apprenticeship Programs

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Fox Global Directors Initiative has selected 16 Director Fellows for its comedy and drama apprenticeship programs. The Fox Global Directors Initiative is dedicated to cultivating emerging and established directors with diverse voices, backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives spanning episodic broadcast and cable television, filmed entertainment, sports and digital media. The 16 Director Fellows were chosen from 20 participants in the Fox Directors Lab held this past… Read


Revolt CEO Keith T. Clinkscales Departs

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As Revolt is heading into its third anniversary, the music-themed digital cable network owned by Sean Combs and backed by Comcast will be looking for a new CEO. Keith T. Clinkscales, who has held the post since the channel’s inception, is leaving. COO Derek Ferguson will take oversight of the company during the search for Clinkscales’ replacement. Here is the internal memo Clinkscales just sent to the company’s staff: As we approach our third anniversary in October, I… Read


Eli Roth Bringing Killer Clowns To Halloween Horror Nights 2016; Digital Genre Anthology Series ‘Dark/Web’ Coming From Felt Films

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The already packed 2016 installment of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is adding traumatic childhood fears to the mix courtesy of Eli Roth, who will be taking control of the annual event’s Terror Tram for an original story about a posse of serial killer clowns. Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram will tell the story of Harold Kappowitz, a once-jovial entertainer performing as "Koodles the Clown” who rose from circus act to the beloved host of a children’s… Read


‘Stranger Things’ Ranks High On List Of Netflix’s Most-Watched Shows

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Supernatural drama Stranger Things has received critical praise and a lot of buzz since it premiered on Netflix on July 15, and it’s definitely high on the list of shows subscribers are watching. According to stats provided by Symphony Advanced Media, Stranger Things is third behind Orange is the New Black and Fuller House in viewership within its first 35 days on the internet TV network. The series starring Winona Ryder, averaged 14.07 million adults 18-49, behind… Read


Sam Mendes In Talks To Develop & Direct Live-Action ‘James And The Giant Peach’

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EXCLUSIVE: Sam Mendes in early talks to develop and direct James And The Giant Peach, a live-action project in the works at Disney with Nick Hornby penning the screenplay. We’re hearing the talks are in the very early stages. This would be the latest animated pic-turned-live action play for Disney. The Roald Dahl book was adapted into a feature by Henry Selick via Walt Disney Animation in 1996. The story centers on an orphan who lives with his two mean aunts who befriends… Read


Demi Moore Ready To ‘Rock That Body’ For Sony Comedy

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EXCLUSIVE: Demi Moore has joined the cast of Rock That Body, Sony Pictures’ R-rated comedy starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoe Kravitz. Shooting began last week on the pic, which the studio picked up last summer in a bidding war. A June 23, 2017 release date has been set. The pic revolves around five friends who get a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Paul W. Downs & Lucia… Read