Quentin Tarantino’s Still Working on ‘The Hateful Eight’

April 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After the script of Quentin Tarantino’ s “The Hateful Eight” was leaked in January, the director said he had “no desire to make it.” Well, it’s safe to say he’s reconsidered. At Film Independent’s staged reading of “The Hateful Eight” on Saturday at Downtown L.A.’s Ace Hotel, Tarantino said he was working on a second draft... Read more

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Fox Cable Networks Group Exec Fired Over Malaysia Airlines Fundraising Email

April 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox Cable Networks Group exec Darlene Lieblich Tipton was fired earlier this month after using her company email address to help raise money for relatives of passengers on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Tipton’s dismissal came after she sent an email seeking support for a fundraising campaign to aid families of the 239 passengers... Read more

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Zack Snyder: ‘Everyone Clings to the Christopher Reeve Version of Superman’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Zack Snyder took a lot of flack for depicting mass deaths and the destruction of Metropolis in last summer’s “Man of Steel.” As he gears up to shoot the pic’s sequel, the still-untitled “Batman-Superman” movie, the director told Forbes that he’s merely depicting the “real world we live in.” Snyder said that fans are clinging... Read more

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Prince Releases Surprise Single ‘The Breakdown’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

First the announcement of a surprise reconciliation and surprise studio album, now the release of a surprise single. Prince dropped a new soulful tune, “The Breakdown,” on iTunes shortly before midnight on Friday. It could be “the saddest story ever been told.” This is the first release through his new and improved partnership with Warner Bros. Records. Prince has returned... Read more

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WATCH: Mark Ruffalo’s Voice Is a Cure in ‘The Normal Heart’ Trailer

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The promos for Ryan Murphy’s HBO drama keeping getting more and more powerful. The first full trailer shows Mark Ruffalo, his onscreen partner Matt Bomer and Julia Roberts fight to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s. The pic follows gay activists and the medical community as they... Read more

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‘Rush Hour’ Producer Developing Spy Tale ‘Fugitive Colors’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Rush Hour” producer Arthur Sarkissian is developing “Fugitive Colors,” optioning Lisa Barr’s debut novel about the 1930s art world in Paris. The novel, published in October by Arcade Publishing, centers on an American Jewish artist who flees Chicago for the artistic freedom of Paris and becomes a spy amid the Nazis’ plans to rid Europe... Read more

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Beijing Market Emphasizes Film Production Detail

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rights trading not the central theme of diversifying event

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Film Review: ‘Make Your Move’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A slick, disposable soap opera about two dancers falling in love against Brooklyn's underground club scene.

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Gwen Stefani In Talks to Replace Christina Aguilera on ‘The Voice’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Gwen Stefani is in talks to replace Christina Aguilera on NBC’s “The Voice” next season. The No Doubt singer joins new host Pharrell Williams, who replaces Cee Lo Green, and returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the seventh season. She replaces Aguilera, who announced in February that she was pregnant with her second... Read more

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Miley Cyrus Postpones U.S. Tour As She Recovers from Allergic Reaction

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After cancelling several shows last week, Miley Cyrus has postponed her U.S. tour as she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics. The 21 year-old pop star, according to the Associated Press, will resume her “Bangerz” tour on August 1 in Uniondale, N.Y. The European leg of the tour is still scheduled to kick off... Read more

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