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'West Wing' 15th Anniversary: Read THR's 1999 Review

hollywoodreporter.com — On Sept. 22, 1999 at 9 pm, the beltway drama The West Wing premiered on NBC. Earlier that Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter reviewed the new drama, praising the series as "wonderfully engaging." Read the original review below: Even in a season in which new dramas outnumber comedies, it's not hard to pick the best.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @RobLowe: 15 years ago, phone rang at 5 am. was Pres of NBC letting me know WW debut ratings were great. The original review: hollywoodreporter.com/news/west-wing…"

Sep 23, 2014

RT @RobLowe: 15 years ago, phone rang at 5 am. was Pres of NBC letting me know WW debut ratings were great. The original review: hollywoodreporter.com/news/west-wing…"

Sep 23, 2014

"Bradley Whitford shows wonderful range and nuance..." 'West Wing' 15th Anniversary: Read THR's 1999 Review hollywoodreporter.com/news/west-wing… via @THR

Sep 23, 2014

RT @RobLowe: 15 years ago, phone rang at 5 am. was Pres of NBC letting me know WW debut ratings were great. The original review: hollywoodreporter.com/news/west-wing…"

Sep 23, 2014

RT @RobLowe: 15 years ago, phone rang at 5 am. was Pres of NBC letting me know WW debut ratings were great. The original review: hollywoodreporter.com/news/west-wing…"

SiriusXM Suffers Crushing Loss in High-Stakes Courtroom Battle

hollywoodreporter.com — A California federal judge has delivered a legal earthquake in the music industry by declaring Flo & Eddie of The Turtles the victors in a lawsuit against SiriusXM over the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings.
Sep 23, 2014

Flo and Eddie beat Sirius XM in high-stakes courtroom battle. goo.gl/v6PkBT

Sep 23, 2014

SiriusXM Suffers Crushing Loss in High-Stakes Courtroom Battle j.mp/1qq4VDW

Sep 23, 2014

This ruling could potentially devastate SiriusXM, Pandora and other businesses ow.ly/BONWi

'America' Director Sentenced to Eight Months in 'Confinement Center' Over Campaign Finance Violation

hollywoodreporter.com — In a decision likely to be framed by conservative media as a vindictive abuse of power, filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in a confinement center and five years probation after pleading in May that he was guilty of violating campaign finance laws.

Telenovela 'Queen of the South' Lands Pilot Order at USA (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com — USA Network is jumping on the Queen of the South bandwagon. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network is adapting Arturo Perez-Reverte's best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur (aka Queen of the South), ordering a pilot for the drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From Fox Television Studios, the book was published in 2010 and became an international best-seller.
Sep 23, 2014

Exclusive: USA Network is adapting Telmundo hit 'Queen of the South' and has ordered the drug drama to pilot bit.ly/1x8lgFL

Tribeca Film, Well Go Co-Acquire Scott Foley's Directorial Debut 'Let's Kill Ward's Wife'

hollywoodreporter.com — Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment have jointly acquired North American rights to Scott Foley's directorial debut Let's Kill Ward's Wife. Foley, who also wrote the screenplay, stars alongside Amy Acker ( Much Ado About Nothing), James Carpinello ( Gangster Squad), Dagmara Dominczyk ( The Immigrant), Marika Dominczyk ( Brothers & Sisters), Donald Faison ( Scrubs), Greg Grunberg ( Heroes), Nicollette Sheridan ( Desperate Housewives) and Patrick Wilson ( The Conjuring).
Sep 23, 2014

.@scottkfoley made a film that is getting released this winter. Yet another win in the eternal Noel v. Ben battle. hollywoodreporter.com/news/tribeca-f…

Lena Dunham Producing HBO Doc on LGBTI-Friendly Suit Tailor in NYC

hollywoodreporter.com — Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Lena Dunham is expanding her relationship with HBO, as her production company A Casual Romance has signed on for a documentary centering on Brooklyn-based bespoke-tailoring company Bindle & Keep, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @THR: . @LenaDunham Producing HBO Doc on LGBTI-Friendly Suit Tailor in NYC thr.cm/e8MMmz @campsucks @BindleandKeep

Aaron Paul to Co-Star in Miramax's Supernatural Thriller '9th Life of Louis Drax'

hollywoodreporter.com — Aaron Paul has signed on to star alongside Fifty Shades of Grey's Jamie Dornan in Miramax's supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax. The three-time Emmy-winning star of Breaking Bad will play the titular character's father, who becomes the target of a criminal investigation when his son suffers a near fatal accident.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @TatianaSiegel27: Aaron Paul teams up w/ #50ShadesOfGrey's Jamie Dornan for Miramax's thriller '9th Life of Louis Drax' hollywoodreporter.com/news/aaron-pau… via @THR

Sep 23, 2014

RT @THR: Aaron Paul to Co-Star in Miramax's Supernatural Thriller '9th Life of Louis Drax' thr.cm/vQUfOk

Busan: German Short-Film Oscar Winner to Debut First Feature

hollywoodreporter.com — German director Jochen Alexander Freydank, who won an Oscar for best short film in 2009 for Toyland, will premiere his debut feature next month at the Busan International Film Festival. Kafka's The Burrow (Kafkas Der Bau) will debut at the South Korean fest, which will run Oct. 2-11.
Sep 23, 2014

Busan: German Short-Film Oscar Winner to Debut First Feature j.mp/1uVlm17 via @THR

'Whiplash' Director in Talks to Pilot Neil Armstrong Biopic (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com — Damien Chazelle, who directed the Sundance sensation Whiplash, is settling on a studio project ahead of his indie darling's October release. The filmmaker is in talks to direct First Man, a biopic set up at Universal that tells the story of Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became the first man to set foot on the moon.
Sep 23, 2014

Excl: WHIPLASH director Damien Chazelle in talks to tackle Neil Armstrong biopic FIRST MAN for Universal. hollywoodreporter.com/news/whiplash-…

5 Seconds of Summer Previews New Album at iHeartRadio Fest

hollywoodreporter.com — Get excited, 5 Seconds of Summer fans. The band is already at work on new music. "We've started writing for the next album," the boys told Billboard at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. As for being onstage, they love playing live. "We've always wanted to be the best live band we can be."
Sep 23, 2014

RT @THR: 5 Seconds of Summer Previews New Album at iHeartRadio Fest thr.cm/2iMnO8

China Box Office: 'Planet of the Apes' Reigns as 'Non-Stop' Opens Strongly

hollywoodreporter.com — Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes held off Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables 3 atop the Chinese box office charts as StudioCanal's Non-Stop notched up a strong opening weekend in the world's second biggest film market.
Sep 23, 2014

China Box Office: 'Planet of the Apes' Reigns as 'Non-Stop' Opens Strongly j.mp/1rsGcnY via @THR

John Malkovich Becomes Marilyn, Hitchcock, Einstein in Stunning Photo Re-creations

hollywoodreporter.com — John Malkovich has always had a unique ability to transform into a character, but he has just upped the ante. Photographer Sandro Miller has captured the actor in recreations of a number of iconic photographs for a series called Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich. The name of the series alludes to a classic scene in Being John Malkovich.
Sep 23, 2014

Wow. MT@THR:John Malkovich Becomes Marilyn, Hitchcock, Einstein in Stunning Photo Recreations thr.cm/TWL2jp pic.twitter.com/lEk36CNXtg

Shonda Rhimes 'Angry Black Woman': Stars Respond

hollywoodreporter.com — It's nearly impossible to describe Shonda Rhimes, the prolific producer behind Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, in only three words. But that effectively is what happened Friday when a New York Times feature designed to put the spotlight on Rhimes' ability to break down stereotypes essentially reduced the prolific showrunner to an "angry black woman."
Sep 23, 2014

RT @LaceyVRose: .@Snoodit asked 30 @ShondalandTV stars to describe Shonda Rhimes in 3 words that are not "angry," "black" or "woman": bit.ly/1ppuzsf

Sep 23, 2014

.@Snoodit asked 30 @ShondalandTV stars to describe Shonda Rhimes in 3 words that are not "angry," "black" or "woman": bit.ly/1ppuzsf

Sep 22, 2014

Three words to describe Shonda Rhimes that don't include angry, black, and woman (bravo @Snoodit aka Leslie Goldberg hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/shon…

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