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Korea Box Office: ‘Ode’ Dominates Weekend, Heads for Record Books

January 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" is highest new release, entering charts in fourth spot.

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Workaholics Star Adam Devine’s Bedtime Routine Includes Instagram Stalking

January 12, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Adam Devine Age 31 Claim to fame Star of Comedy Central's Workaholics (Season 5 debuts Jan. 14) and Adam Devine's House Party; voices Pizza Steve in Cartoon Network's Uncle Grandpa; plays Bumper in Pitch Perfect and the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2 Base Los Angeles Twitter @ADAMDEVINE What's the first information you consume in the morning? I just Google myself , see if there's any news out there, get on Twitter and look around. It's weird, that's where I get my news now. Like when [ESPN anchor] Stuart Scott died, I actually found that out through LeBron James' Twitter. We had an earthquake here in L.A. a few months back, which woke me up from my sleep, so I hopped online and looked at Twitter, and it was just, "Earthquake, earthquake, earthquake … Yep, that's it." Who do you follow? Other comedians like Chris D'Elia, Rick Glassman, but also a lot of people that aren't in my industry. I'm a huge L.A. Clippers fan, so I follow Blake Griffin. It's pretty rad how you're able to connect with your fans through Twitter, but also, all of a sudden, my idols are hitting me up too. Like during Comic-Con a couple of years ago, Blake Griffin messaged me on Twitter, and I almost shat my pants. I just kept yelling, "Blake Griffin is my homeboy!" all night. How are your Workaholics fans different from your Pitch Perfect fans on Twitter? With the Workaholics fans, they'll tweet me like, "If you ever come through Boston, man, we're smoking weed!" The Pitch Perfect fans are more like, "Oh, you look so cute in that shirt!" I'm like, how do you even know what I'm wearing right now?

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Press Freedom: Fire Bomb Attacks on Hong Kong’s Apple Daily Founder Jimmy Lai

January 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Outspoken opponent of Beijing rule under physical and legal assault

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George Clooney Wore His Wedding Tux to the Golden Globes

January 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It turns out that A-list stars recycle their favorite outfits, too. George Clooney, winner of the Cecil B. DeMille award, revealed backstage at the Golden Globes that he wore the same tuxedo as he did for his wedding to lawyer Amal Clooney. Clooney took a moment during his acceptance to thanks his new wife. “It’s... Read more

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Solidarity on France Terror Suggests Cracks Before Paris ‘Unity Rally’

January 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As up to an estimated one million people prepare to attend a Paris’ mass rally Sunday afternoon protesting this week’s Charlie Hebdo attacks, strains – in international media coverage and France’s political elite – are beginning to appear in the very broad-based unity the very march is meant to demonstrate. About 40 world leaders will... Read more

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Disney PR Exec Elizabeth Kaltman Dies at 41

January 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Elizabeth Kaltman, the Disney PR executive who previously served as VP of communications at the MPAA, died at home Saturday after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 41. Kaltman, a native of Los Angeles, joined the Walt Disney Studios in 2011 as director of global communications. Prior to her work at Disney and the... Read more

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Larry Wilmore: ‘Nightly Show’ Will Blend ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Politically Incorrect’ Formats

January 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If Larry Wilmore is nervous about the launch of “The Nightly Show” a week from Monday, he didn’t show it during his Q&A Saturday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Wilmore described the half-hour show that will fill 11:30 p.m. slot vacated by “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central as a... Read more

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TV Land Promises ‘Reinvention’ in 2015 with Single-Camera Comedies

January 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

At TV Land it’s goodbye Betty White, hello Hillary Duff when it comes to original comedy series. TV Land prexy Larry Jones promised reporters at the Television Critics Assn. press tour Saturday that the cabler will unveil “a whole new TV Land” this year. “There’ll be a big reinvention for us between now and next... Read more

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Box Office: Liam Neeson’s ‘Taken 3′ Targeting $38.5 Million Weekend

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Liam Neeson has dethroned “The Hobbit” following three consecutive wins at the U.S. box office. “Taken 3” opened to $14.7 million on Friday and is targeting $38.5 million this Golden Globes weekend. The sum is far above recent forecasts of $30 million, but below the opening takes of the two other films in the hit... Read more

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88

January 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the son of a fiercely independent-minded Hollywood mogul and the producer of many independent films in his own right including “Mystic Pizza” and studio hits including “Master and Commander,” died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 88. His son John Goldwyn told the New York Times he died... Read more

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