Forget About Summer & Sequelitis: Will Fall’s Crowded Pipeline Be A Bloodbath? – Box Office

Forget about this summer with all the talk about how sequelitis is slowing down the box office; this fall could wind up being a bloodbath with as many as 34 wide releases battling for marquee space before Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them propels us into the holiday play period.
By the time four expected wide expansions occur this season, autumn’s wide entries will number 37; four more than last autumn and 10 more than 2013’s 27 releases. All of this…

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Latest Creative Arts Emmys Presenters Include Chris Hardwick, Margo Martindale & Gloria Steinem – Update

UPDATED, 5:38 PM: The TV Academy is out with the second wave of presenters for the Creative Arts Emmys on September 10 and 11. Set for Night 1 on Saturday are Linda Ellerbee, Chris Hardwick, Ken Jeong, Margo Martindale, Laurie Metcalf and Martin Mull. Sunday’s presenters will include Michelle Ang, Rob Corddry, Seth Green, Tim Gunn, Robert Herjavec, Julianne HoughCarly Rae Jepsen, Katharine McPhee, Oscar Nuñez and Gloria Steinem.
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‘Hamilton’ Still King as Broadway Box Office Plunges 6.6%

The end of “Finding Neverland’s” Broadway run took a bite out of earnings last week. Box office on the Great White Way dropped 6.6% to $21.5 million after the theater community bid goodbye to the musical look at the life of Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie. It capped a slow month for Broadway and represented a 2.3%… Read more »

Listen To Courtney Love On The Anna Faris Is Unqualified Podcast

Anna Faris & Courtney LoveCourtney Love stopped in to chat with Anna Faris on last week’s episode of the Anna Faris is Unqualified podcast. Love discusses a number of topics including the difference between acting and performing music live, answers Faris’ “Dealbreaker or not?” dating questions, and doles out some relationship advice to callers. And while she was … More »

San Diego Film Festival Announces Full 2016 Lineup

The San Diego International Film Festival has announced its gala, competition, spotlight and short film sections for this year’s festival. “With a global outlook this year, The San Diego International Film Festival celebrates the year’s best independent cinema from emerging and established filmmakers from around the world,” said Tonya Mantooth, executive vice president of the festival…. Read more »

ABC Nabs ‘Start Up’ Comedy Starring & Directed By Zach Braff As Put Pilot

EXCLUSIVE: Scrubs star Zach Braff is returning to series television and to ABC as the star of Start Up, a single-camera comedy, which has received a put pilot commitment. Braff, who also is set to direct, is reuniting with Scrubs co-executive producer Matt Tarses on the Sony TV/Davis Entertainment project, which ABC landed in a competitive situation with multiple networks pursuing.
Written by Tarses, Start Up is based on the podcast Start Up by Alex Blumberg. It is a show…

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Gene Wilder: Remembering A Comedy Movie Icon – Photos

Here is a photo gallery focusing on the career of Gene Wilder, who died Sunday. The revered comic actor starred in such inarguable classics as The Producers, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein and worked alongside such comedy greats as Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Richard Pryor (four times), Wilder’s wife Gilda Radner, Madeleine Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman and Charles Grodin — and even with the likes of Donald Sutherland and…

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Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Beck, Death Cab Become Garbage Pail Kids

RadioheadSummer may be on its way out the door, but Topps has decided to celebrate the waning music festival season with a whole mess of limited edition Garbage Pail Kids sticker carders. The limited edition American As Apple Pie: Best Of The Fest series, only available this week, features demented little versions of festival headliners … More »