Posts Tagged ‘news’

Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell Go ‘Looking For Grace’

August 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Dramatic road movie was previously titled "Driving Back From Dubbo"

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‘True Detective’ Emmy Winner Cary Fukunaga Talks HBO Drama

August 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

While “True Detective” star Matthew McConaughey was considered the frontrunner in the lead drama actor race at the 2014 Emmy Awards, it was director Cary Joji Fukunaga who scored the show’s sole win at Monday’s ceremony for Outstanding Directing. The season’s only director, Fukunaga won the gong for “Who Goes There,” which featured a six-minute,... Read more

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Emmy Attendees Stay Cool as Early Operations Run Smoothly

August 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

So far, so cool. Shortly before the Emmy red carpet opened, publicists and reporters strolled the walkway, pleasantly surprised by the temperate weather and the ease of the carpet’s straight-line configuration offering plenty of elbow room. “This is brilliant,” said awards show vet Jeanne Wolf of the move of the red carpet to Chick Hearn... Read more

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First Superman Comicbook Sells for $3.2 Million

August 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A pristine edition of “Action Comics No. 1,” which first introduced Superman, has sold for $3.2 million in an auction conducted on eBay. Bidding ended Sunday evening, with 48 bids received. A copy of “Action Comics No. 1″ was put up for auction on eBay on Aug. 14, with parts of the final price going... Read more

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Hackers Knock Out PlayStation Network, Divert Sony Executive’s Plane

August 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

DDS attack knocks out gaming network, further dents Sony tattered corporate image

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‘If I Stay,’ ‘Sin City 2′ and the Trouble With Tracking

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood studios rely on tracking firms like Greek generals once enlisted oracles — to shine a light through the fog and predict an unknowable future. To some, the most sophisticated data sets and intricate algorithms have proved to be about as scientific this month as the soothsayers of yore. One by one, the weekends have... Read more

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Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight Shot at Pre-VMAs Party

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Suge Knight, the once-head of Death Row Records, has been hospitalized after being shot early Sunday at a West Hollywood nightclub in an unofficial pre-Video Music Awards party hosted by Chris Brown. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Knight was on the list of victims for the incident, but would not... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Back on Top, ‘Sin City 2′ Flops

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Teen girls and fanboys duked it out at the box office this weekend, with “Guardians of the Galaxy” getting the upper hand on newcomer “If I Stay” and scoring first place with a $17.6 million haul, according to studio estimates. It was the second time that Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” came out on top,... Read more

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Hollywood Stars, Executives Sign Petition in Support of Israel

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The pro-Israel activist group Creative Community for Peace has released a list with the names of nearly 200 Hollywood elite, including Seth Rogen, Amy Pascal, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Aaron Sorkin, who signed a statement criticizing Hamas. The prominent figures who lent their names to the document range from actors Kelsey Grammer and Sylvester Stallone to... Read more

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‘Reno 911!’ Star Niecy Nash Joins ‘The Mindy Project’

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As if she didn’t have enough problems, it looks like Mindy will also have a “work nemesis” to worry about in the upcoming season of “The Mindy Project.” Niecy Nash of “Reno 911!” fame has joined season three of the Fox sitcom in a recurring role, our sister site TVLine first reported. Nash will play... Read more

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