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North Korea Blasts James Franco and Seth Rogen ... Again

hollywoodreporter.com — North Korean government-controlled website Uriminzokkiri released a statement on Friday condemning The Interview , ahead of next month's opening of the film by James Franco and Seth Rogen. A statement, published under a pen name, denounces the film that depicts a farcical mission to assassinate Kim Jong Un, as an "evil act of provocation" that deserves "stern punishment."
Nov 28, 2014

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Ex-CBC Radio Host Jian Ghomeshi Hid Out At Music Agent's Cottage

hollywoodreporter.com — Copyright Biserka Livaja/Corbis / APImages Now we know a little more about how fallen Canadian media star Jian Ghomeshi successfully disappeared from the public eye for a month before he appeared in a Toronto courtroom on sexual assault and choking charges on Wednesday.
Nov 28, 2014

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Nov 27, 2014

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Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Into U.K. Music Singles Charts

hollywoodreporter.com — The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 may be dominating the U.K. box office, scoring the year's biggest opening weekend with $19.9 million, but Jennifer Lawrence looks to have landed a more unlikely chart positioning elsewhere. The actress sings on "The Hanging Tree," which is included on the film's soundtrack.

Throwback Thursday: In 1985, 'Golden Girls' Heated Up the Small Screen

hollywoodreporter.com — September 1985 saw the birth of some of America's most treasured pop-cultural heroes (Super Mario Bros., MacGyver), but arguably no one was more beloved than the four irrepressible stars of The Golden Girls .
Nov 27, 2014

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Burt Reynolds Auctioning Off Personal Items Amid Financial Struggles

hollywoodreporter.com — If you've always wanted to have a pair of leather chaps owned by actor Burt Reynolds, you could soon be in luck. Hundreds of personal items belonging to the Deliverance star will be auctioned off at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas next month. Julien's Live auction house is running the event.
Nov 27, 2014

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Nov 27, 2014

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'Serial' to Return for Second Season

hollywoodreporter.com — Serial's fans have helped ensure the podcast's future. The show's staff posted a message to its site Wednesday, thanking fans for donating enough money to fund a follow-up run. "Between the money you donated and sponsorship, we'll be able to make a second season," the message read.

'Star Wars' vs. 'Jurassic Park': Who Wins?

hollywoodreporter.com — This Thanksgiving weekend, we have a couple of trailers to be thankful for, with both Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealing their first footage and launching months of eager speculation by letting fans see just a glimpse of the future of genetically-engineered dinosaurs and galaxies far, far away.

Venice Biennale College Winners Announced

hollywoodreporter.com — Three films have been selected for the prestigious Biennale College's 2015 edition. Each project will be given a budget of $187,000 (€150,000) so the film can be produced in time for the 72nd Venice Film Festival next summer. The three winners were chosen from 12 selected projects, which all underwent an intense development workshop.

Box Office: 'Mockingjay' Towers Over 'Penguins,' 'Horrible Bosses 2' on Thanksgiving Eve

hollywoodreporter.com — As expected, Lionsgate's is dominating the Thanksgiving box office, grossing $14.6 million as the long holiday got underway Wednesday for a domestic total of $157.6 million. Placing No. 2 was new family entry Penguins of Madagascar , a of DreamWorks Animation's popular Madagascar franchise.

Fox to Pull 'Red Band Society' With Future in Question

hollywoodreporter.com — The writing has been on the wall for some time, but Red Band Society is about to make an exit from Fox's schedule. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the low-rated hospital drama will not move past its initial order of 13 episodes - at least this season.
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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European Parliament Votes to Break Up Google

hollywoodreporter.com — The European Parliament on Thursday approved a controversial motion calling for the break-up of Google in response to the Internet giant's dominant market position. A Google representative contacted by declined to comment. The motion is largely symbolic, as the EU parliament has no direct power to force Google to change its business practices.

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

hollywoodreporter.com — Holiday season is here and with it comes a new batch of movies and television shows on Netflix that can help you escape enjoy time with your family. However, Netflix gives with one hand and takes away with the other so in addition to the list of movies and TV coming to the streaming service in December, there's also a list below of the movies that will expire on Dec.
Nov 27, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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'MasterChef' Judge Joe Bastianich to Exit

hollywoodreporter.com — Just in time for Thanksgiving, Fox's MasterChef is losing one of its key judges. Joe Bastianich, who serves as a judge on both the flagship series and youth-oriented MasterChef Junior, will exit the series after the latter's third season. Producers are currently looking for a third judge to join Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot.

Gong Li Cries Foul Over Judging Process for Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards

hollywoodreporter.com — China's Gong Li, who failed to win the best actress award at Taiwan's Golden Horse ceremony last weekend despite being widely tipped for her performance in Coming Home, has said the judging process was "unjust".

Lionsgate Founder Frank Giustra on Philanthropy: "I Don't Want to Be Another Rich, Dead Dude"

hollywoodreporter.com — Lionsgate founder Frank Giustra is betting on good karma after receiving the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award from the Tibetan spiritual leader. "I don't want to be another rich, dead dude," Giustra told a CTV morning news show in Vancouver after being honored for his philanthropy.

Oscar Predictions - Academy Awards 2014 - The Hollywood Reporter - Oscars: 11/26/2014

hollywoodreporter.com — See who leading the pack in this year's race to the Oscars! @THR Oscar Predictions

'Grand Theft Auto' Maker Fires Back at Lindsay Lohan's Publicity Lawsuit

hollywoodreporter.com — The game publisher behind Grand Theft Auto V is conceding nothing to Lindsay Lohan in her publicity rights lawsuit claiming it appropriated her image and persona. Instead, Take-Two Interactive claims in a new motion to dismiss that her amended complaint "suffers from even greater defects than the first one."
Nov 26, 2014

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Natalie Portman In Early Talks to Join Steve Jobs Movie

hollywoodreporter.com — Natalie Portman is in early talks to be added to the cast of Universal's biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The actress would co-star alongside Michael Fassbender, who is currently attached to star in the film.

'Game of Thrones' Launches Mysterious Season 5 Website, Teaser Video

hollywoodreporter.com — You might need the sight of a Warg to unravel this Game of Thrones mystery. The official Game of Thrones Twitter account has tweeted a link to a new website, ThreeEyedRaven.com, which invites users to sign up for notifications via Twitter or text message.