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Michael Bay in Talks to Direct Benghazi Movie '13 Hours'

hollywoodreporter.com — Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP In a massive change of pace, Michael Bay is going from toy tentpole to a Benghazi political drama. Bay is in negotiations to direct 13 Hours, the adaptation of Mitchell Zuckoff's book about the attack on an American compound in Libya that left U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead.
Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

RT @TatianaSiegel27: Surprising scoop from @borys_kit: Michael Bay in talks to tackle Benghazi debacle w/'13 Hours' (Exclusive) hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-b… via @THR

Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

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Elizabeth Norment, 'House of Cards' Actress, Dies at 61

hollywoodreporter.com — Elizabeth Norment, the veteran actress who played the loyal executive secretary to Kevin Spacey's wicked politician Frank Underwood on House of Cards, has died. She was 61. Norment, who appeared as Nancy Kaufberger on the Netflix series, died Oct. 13 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, her sister, Kate, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Fox News Lands First Interview With Bin Laden Shooter

hollywoodreporter.com — Fox News has landed the first interview with the man who killed Osama bin Laden, which will be part of a two-night documentary airing on Nov. 11 and 12. In the special, titled The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden, the Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Bin Laden, also known as "The Shooter," will reveal his identity and speak out publicly for the first time.

[VIDEO] ESPN2 Sets 'Star Wars' Special

hollywoodreporter.com — In a galaxy not so far away, ESPN2 has set a Star Wars-themed special on SportsNation - just in time for Halloween. The half-hour episode, airing Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m., will feature the majority of the main characters from the Star Wars franchise - including Han Solo, Boba Fett, Yoda, Darth Vader, R2D2, Chewbacca and C-3PO - as well as Chopper from Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels.

Chow Yun-Fat Defiant in Face of Calls to Ban Him From Chinese Movie Screens

hollywoodreporter.com — A few weeks ago, Chow Yun-fat bravely became the first notable Hong Kong celebrity to back the pro-democracy protests raging in the city, but now his support could jeopardize his film career in the lucrative Chinese market.
Oct 30, 2014

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Falcon Partner Holdings Invests in Orb Media Group (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com — Orb Media Group CEO Peter Shiao has announced that it has received an investment from the private equity firm Falcon Partner Holdings in its series B offering, and that Rafe Fogel, a partner in Falcon, has joined its board of directors. "Falcon is an ideal partner for us on many fronts," Shiao told THR.
Oct 30, 2014

Falcon Partner Holdings Invests in Orb Media Group (Exclusive) j.mp/104HyKg via @THR

Shanghai Unveils Tax Breaks, Funding To Boost City's Movie Business

hollywoodreporter.com — Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images China's financial capital Shanghai has unveiled a series of measures to boost the movie business in the city, including 200 million yuan ($32.75 million) to promote film development. State backing is crucial to the film business in China, as the government or state-owned companies control distribution and censorship, and no movie gets shown in China, including Hollywood films, without the government's say-so.

At Home With Michael and Eva Chow: "One of the Coolest Couples on the Face of the Earth"

hollywoodreporter.com — "My basic drive is to live life like a movie," says renowned Hollywood restaurateur Michael Chow, the eponymous avatar behind the inevitably celebrity-soaked, invariably critically derided Mr Chow, marking its 40th anniversary in Beverly Hills. "I'm always looking for those moments when my daydreams are somehow coming true.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @garymbaum: Michael Chow of Mr Chow quit fine art due to a racial glass ceiling. After a "50-year radical sabbatical," he's back. hollywoodreporter.com/news/at-home-m…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @garymbaum: Michael Chow of Mr Chow quit fine art due to a racial glass ceiling. After a "50-year radical sabbatical," he's back. hollywoodreporter.com/news/at-home-m…

Jimmy Kimmel Using Hologram to Host CMAs and His Show Simultaneously

hollywoodreporter.com — Jimmy Kimmel plans to tap the latest technology to host two television shows simultaneously in two cities. The ABC late-night host will use a hologram of himself to host The 48th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville remotely from Hollywood on Nov. 5 while broadcasting parts of his Jimmy Kimmel Live!

'American Horror Story' Books Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka

hollywoodreporter.com — Ryan Murphy is making Neil Patrick Harris' American Horror Story dreams come true. The FX anthology has officially closed a deal with Harris and his husband David Burtka to guest star on Freak Show, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. As first reported by TV Line, the duo will guest star in the final two episodes of season four.

Here Are the Movies Coming To Netflix in November (And The Ones That Are Leaving)

hollywoodreporter.com — November is just around the corner and that means a whole new slew of movies are coming to a streaming television near you, if you have a Netflix account. Here's a list of movies and television shows to look forward to in November, followed by the films you should watch fairly soon as they will no longer be available on Netflix as the month begins.
Oct 29, 2014

Here Are the Movies Coming To Netflix in November (And The Ones That Are Leaving) hollywoodreporter.com/news/movies-co… via @THR

Oct 29, 2014

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Stan Lee Beats Namesake Company in Fight Over 'Spider-Man' Rights

hollywoodreporter.com — Stan Lee will forever be a comic book legend, but the company he left behind will also be a bit of an embarrassment on his legacy. The latest news about Stan Lee Media Inc. comes on Wednesday in the form of a short memorandum by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

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'ABCs of Death 2' Director Marvin Kren on Why He Hates 'The Walking Dead'

hollywoodreporter.com — Every day until Halloween, The Hollywood Reporter will be speaking to a notable horror director. Previously in this series: 'ABCs of Death 2's Alejandro Brugués "I was home alone at seven years old and saw Night of the Living Dead, and that f---ed my little child brain," says Marvin Kren, who decades later made his feature debut with a zombie thriller of his own - the well-regarded in 2010.
Oct 29, 2014

'ABCs of Death 2' Director Marvin Kren on Why He Hates 'The Walking Dead' bit.ly/13g0cRM

Secret Service Questions Right-Wing Street Artist for Tweet Against Obama

hollywoodreporter.com — Right-wing street artist Sabo was questioned Wednesday at his Los Angeles apartment by two Secret Service agents who said ederal authorities were concerned about a series of tweets the artist recently posted. The agents also questioned Sabo, a Marine Corps veteran, about his possession of firearms, including what the artist said was a recently purchased M-4 assault rifle.
Oct 29, 2014

The L.A. artist who puts up anti-Obama street art when the president visits was questioned by the Secret Service hollywoodreporter.com/news/secret-se…

Joss Whedon On The International Reach Of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

hollywoodreporter.com — In case the backgrounds glimpsed in the teaser trailer don't give it away, Marvel Studios' forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron broadens the scope of the series away from the first movie's New York-centric focus.
Oct 29, 2014

Joss Whedon On The International Reach Of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' bit.ly/1vifGLA

'The Goldbergs' Taking on New Kids on the Block

hollywoodreporter.com — ABC's The Goldbergs is taking on another seminal '80s band. Six months after showrunner Adam F. Goldberg told The Hollywood Reporter that he was interested in a New Kids on the Block episode, the story has made its way into a script.

Judge Nixes Playwright's Bid to Free 'Zorro' From Intellectual Property Grip

hollywoodreporter.com — What's the difference between masked vigilante Zorro and detective Sherlock Holmes? Answer: Tyranny and diligence. In May 2013, Robert Cabell brought a lawsuit that aimed to free Zorro from the grip of intellectual property.

Jose Canseco Accidentally Shoots Himself in Hand

hollywoodreporter.com — AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi Former major league slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home. Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

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Oscar Contender and New Marvel Superhero Chadwick Boseman on His Journey to Stardom

hollywoodreporter.com — I don't think I've seen a better performance in 2014 than the one that Chadwick Boseman gives as the late James Brown in Tate Taylor's Get on Up.
Oct 29, 2014

Cool story on Chadwick Boseman, who played James Brown and Jackie Robinson and now gets to play The Black Panther. ow.ly/Dw63i

Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

Chadwick Boseman, Oscar hopeful for GET ON UP, newly-minted BLACK PANTHER superhero, says he's no "overnight success" j.mp/1u6jBQP