‘Beauty And The Beast’ Live-Action French Version Gets U.S. Release

Beauty and the Beast (La Belle La Bete), the live-action French version of the beloved story directed by Christophe Gans, is getting a theatrical release in the U.S. on Sept. 23, 2016. It will bow, courtesy of Shout! Factory in Los Angeles, New York to be followed by openings in additional cities after that.
Beauty And The Beast premiered during the Berlin Film Festival two years ago and sold nearly 2M tickets in France. It collected about roughly $28M overseas in 2014, en…

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VH1 Greenlights ‘Hollywood Squares’ Makeover ‘Hip Hop Squares’

VH1 has given a series order to “Hip Hop Squares,” a hip-hop version of the classic “Hollywood Squares” game show executive produced by Ice Cube. The reinvented game show will be produced by Cube’s Cube Vision production company, Jesse Collins Entertainment, and Jeff Kwatinetz’s The Firm. Jesse Collins (“Real Husbands of Hollywood”) will also serve… Read more »

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Ballers’ Renewed for Season 3 on HBO

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson comedy “Ballers” has been renewed for a third season at HBO, Variety has confirmed. Johnson broke the news via his Instagram: <blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version=”7″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”> <p style=”… Read more »

No Obama Bounce For DNC Day 3 Ratings As They Fall Behind RNC, ‘Wayward Pines’ Finale Down From 2015

It was like a political Coachella last night at the Democratic National Convention – and not just because Lenny Kravitz was playing. With star turns from Vice-President Joe Biden and then primetime performances from VP hopeful Tim Kaine and then President Barack Obama himself, the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia was rockin – even more so when nominee Hillary Clinton made an onstage appearance at the very end to hug it out with POTUS – though it didn’t lead to ratings…

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Dwayne Johnson Comedy ‘Ballers’ Renewed For Season 3 By HBO

Two weeks into Ballers sophomore run, the Dwayne Johnson comedy series has been renewed for a third season by HBO.
“Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the Ballers team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers,” said HBO programming chief Casey Bloys who developed the series as head of comedy.
Looking at the whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems of former and current football players, Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as…

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‘Flamingo Kid’ Broadway Musical Eyes 2018 Opening

Garry Marshall’s 1984 film The Flamingo Kid is getting the Broadway treatment. The Matt Dillon-starring coming-of-age film set at a swanky beach club on Long Island in the early ’60s is being developed as a musical with book and lyrics from Tony winner Robert L. Freedman (A Gentlemen’s Guide To Love And Murder) and music by Scott Frankel.
Marshall wrote and directed the pic, which was distributed by 20th Century Fox. The news comes after the legendary TV creator and…

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Kickstarter Claims Creative Projects Have Reaped $5.3 Billion on Its Crowdfunding Platform

Kickstarter is touting an academic report finding that the crowdfunding site has produced a significant economic impact for creative projects launched on its site — to the tune of $5.3 billion to date. Overall, Kickstarter projects have generated 29,600 full-time jobs and employed 283,000 part-time collaborators, and have led to the creation of 8,800 new… Read more »

Filmmaker Brian Helgeland Signs With CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Brian Helgeland, who was previously unrepresented by a talent agency, has just signed with CAA. The talented filmmaker won an Academy Award for his screenplay of L.A. Confidential and was also nominated for his screenwriting adaptation of Mystic River. He also wrote and directed Legend, 42, and Payback. In addition, he penned the rebooted The Taking of Pelham 123M and Man on Fire. He will continue to be repped by his attorney Alan Wertheimer of Jackoway…

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Apple Announces 1 Billion iPhones Sold

Proudly holding up the one billionth iPhone in his hand, an iPhone 6s Plus Rose Gold version, CEO Tim Cook announced before a crowd of Apple employees during a meeting that Apple has just reached the 1 billion mark in iPhones sold, a great feat for any tech company, one that very few tech companies […]

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