"The Hangover Part III" may be the biggest three-quel to hit movie screens this Memorial Day weekend, but in indie circles that tale of Vegas debauchery will have to take a decided back seat to a man and a woman who'll spend an hour and a half having conversations.Related Articles: Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy's Relationship is in Trouble in 'Before Midnight' Trailer (Video) Richard Linklater: Grilled
Fox's "American Idol" wants to remind you of the good times.
Jennifer Hudson, season 3 finalist-turned-Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning recording artist, is negotiating her deal to join "American Idol" as a Season 13 judge, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.Related Articles: 'Twilight,' 'Iron Man 3' Lead First Wave of Teen Choice Awards Nominations 'American Idol' Season 12 Winner: Who Did the Experts Choose? 'American Idol' Host Ryan Seacrest Addresses Randy Jackson's Exit
When MTV parent company Warner Communications launched VH1 in 1985, it used MTV's huge library of music videos to create a compelling channel that still resides on everyone's cable dial. MTV was both a resource and a marketing tool.
Fast-forward three decades and Discovery Communications is using Discovery Network in the same way, save one thing -- it's putting VH1 online.Related Articles: YouTube Duo, the Fine Brothers, Join Revision3 (Exclusive) Why Alloy Digital Might Hold the Secret to YouTube
As a rule, we like our love stories to end with a big kiss between the boy and the girl (or other combinations thereof) who have overcome obstacles and issues before setting off together on a life of perfect, eternal romance, unsullied by imperfection or boredom or change or unhappiness.Related Articles: 'Before Midnight's' Director, Stars Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke Celebrate 'the Lowest-Grossing Trilogy Ever' Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy's Relationship is in Trouble in 'Before Midnight' Trailer (Video) Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey Brace for Legalized Killing Spree in 'The Purge' Trailer (Video)
Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to "The Selfish Giant," a film fable about growing up in contemporary Britain that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight.
The film was written and directed by Clio Barnard, who is best known for the documentary "The Arbor." It was made with the backing of British Film Institute and Film4.Related Articles: Ryan Gosling's 'Only God Forgives': Critics Really, Really Hate the Crime Drama What the Critics Are Saying About Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska': An Oscar Contender? Good Morning, Cannes: DiCaprio Shines, Spielberg's on Jury Duty, and Everybody Gets Wet
Jon Stewart has tapped Gael Garcia Bernal to star in his feature directorial debut "Rosewater," TheWrap has learned.
Scott Rudin is producing with Stewart and Gigi Pritzker of OddLot Entertainment, which is financing the film.
Stewart is taking a 12-week hiatus from hosting Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" in order to make the movie. "Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver will take over hosting duties for eight weeks during Stewart's absence.Related Articles: 'The Daily Show': Jon Stewart Mocks Republicans' Obama and Watergate Comparisons (Video) Bill O'Reilly to Jon Stewart: 'I've Been Too Easy' on Obama (Video) Jon Stewart Mocks Media Fixation with 2016 Presidential Race
Paddy Considine and Fares Fares ("Zero Dark Thirty") are in negotiations to join the international ensemble of Summit Entertainment's Soviet-era thriller "Child 44," TheWrap has learned.Related Articles: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace in Talks for Soviet Thriller Tom Hardy Attached to Star as Al Capone in Warner Bros.' 'Cicero' Tom Hardy Has No Idea When 'Mad Max 4: Fury Road' Will Come Out
So much for taking it easy after directing "Behind the Candelabra" for HBO.
Stephen Soderbergh is in talks to team up with Clive Owen on a 10-episode period medical drama for Cinemax, an HBO spokeswoman told TheWrap.'Behind the Candelabra' Review: Sex, Lies & the Closet at Cannes Is George Lucas Really Retiring -- or Just Pulling a Soderbergh? Steven Soderbergh: Every Studio Rejected Liberace Film as 'Too Gay' Image Caption: Getty Images
Primetime television shows are eligible for the Primetime Emmy Awards, of course. So are programs that don't air during primetime, and commercials, and webisodes and apps, and Netflix's "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development" which are not by most standard definitions a television series.Related Articles: 'Arrested Development' New Season Trailer Released 'Arrested Development' Books John Krasinski for Guest Role 'Arrested Development': Dr. Tobias Fünke's Homoerotic Sizzle Reel (Video)
FX's border-cop drama "The Bridge" will premiere on July 10, the cable network said on Thursday.
After its debut, the new 13-episode series will continue to air on Wednesdays during the 10 p.m. timeslot.
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Mickey Fisher, an unknown and unsigned writer until recently, has film studios drooling over his script "Extant" for weeks. There's just one twist: it's not a film script.
Fisher wrote "Extant" as a TV pilot. It's a one-hour sci-fi drama about John and Molly Watts and their son, a human-like robot named Ethan. Molly, the space-traveling wife, is also pregnant with a baby that is part human and part alien. The family intrigue deepens in subsequent episodes.Related Articles: Steven Spielberg to Produce Live-Action 'Halo' Series 'Jurassic Park 4' to Arrive June 2014, Steven Spielberg to Produce
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seemed like an intriguing topic for prolific documentarian Alex Gibney, but little did he know the rabbit hole of secrets, lies and hypocrisy he would find as he dug into his subject.
Gibney's latest work, "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," about Assange and his "radical transparency," is a fascinating look at one of our era's most fascinating information rebels.
WaxWord caught up with Gibney (pictured below) ahead of the movie's May 24 release.Related Articles: 'Mea Maxima Culpa' Trailer: Alex Gibney Challenges the Catholic Church (Video) Filmmaker Alex Gibney Accuses Pope: 'Sexual-Abuse Scandal Goes to the Top of the Vatican'
Charles Ramsey, the Celevand, Ohio man who helped rescue three women from a decade of captivity earlier this month, is joining the likes of Batman, Rocky and John McClane with a statue erected in honor of his heroism.
The statue will be unveiled to the public on Friday in Stanville, Kentucky at the Eric C. Conn Law Office.Related Articles: Academy Sues Over 'Deer Hunter' Oscar Statuette Bruce Willis Immortalized with Chocolate 'Die Hard' Statue in Japan Giant Marilyn Monroe Statue Coming to L.A. Area
Evan Peters, an actor who has portrayed a lead in both seasons of FX's "American Horror Story," has been cast as super-fast mutant Quicksilver in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."James McAvoy's Groovy New Look in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (Photo) Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart Set for 'X-Men' Sequel Image Caption: Getty Images
J.J. Abrams earned the envy and adoration of fanboys everywhere when the "Star Trek" director opted to take the helm of that other interstellar cultural touchstone, "Star Wars." Yet the multi-hyphenate Hollywood maven ran afoul of one party, his "family" at Paramount.
While anyone can understand the allure of what is probably the most famous movie franchise of all-time, it still robs Paramount of Abrams' directing duties for the foreseeable future.Related Articles: J.J. Abrams Shows Deleted 'Star Trek' Benedict Cumberbatch Shower Scene on 'Conan' (Video) J.J. Abrams Gets 'Star Wars' Plot Advice From Billy Dee Williams, William Shatner (Video)
ABC Family is getting into the game show business.
The cable network has greenlit "Spell-Mageddon" for a summer premiere.
The show basically takes the traditional spelling bee and introduces "hilarious distractions" as the contenders try to spell difficult words (while simultaneously bringing back horrible childhood memories of the spelling competition).Related Articles: Jane Seymour to Play 'Inappropriate' Mom in ABC Family Comedy Pilot 'Pretty Little Liars' Gets Fourth Season From ABC Family 'Pretty Little Liars' Star Troian Bellisario Talks Transitioning From Spencer to 'Lauren' Image Caption: Getty Images
On a low-rated final night of the 2012-13 season, ABC's "Modern Family" was the top-rated show despite having its lowest-rated season finale to date. ABC and CBS tied for first in the ratings, and CBS won in total viewers, as CBS's "Criminal Minds" and NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" also hit season finale lows.Related Articles: Ratings: NBC Tops With Slipping 'Voice' as ABC Wins in Total Viewers With 'Dancing'
The real police were not needed when the fake fashion ones -- or at least their writing staff -- picketed on Thursday.
Writers from E! TV's "Fashion Police" led an hour-long picket and rally at the channel's mid-Wilshire headquarters. The peaceful demonstration drew about 200 supporters and no one from the E! network.Related Articles: 'Fashion Police' Strike: E! President Defends Joan Rivers, Demands WGA Election 'Fashion Police' Writers Strike: E! Expresses Disappointment in Internal Memo E! 'Fashion Police' Writers Add Joan Rivers' Company to Pay Complaint
A&E is canceling its long-running docu-series "Intervention."
The cable network announced on Thursday that it will begin airing the show's Season 13 with five final episodes on Thursday, June 13 at 9 p.m./8c.Related Articles: $3B Comcast Sale of A&E to Disney, Hearst OK'd by Feds 'Beyond Scared Straight' Delivers A&E Its Best Original-Series Premiere Ratings 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Canceled by A&E
"Salvo" has won the top prize in Cannes' International Critics' Week sidebar, a selection of seven films from first- and second-time directors.
The story of a hitman for the Sicilian Mafia whose life changes after he spares the life of the blind sister of one of his victims, "Salvo" was directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, and is an Italian and French co-production. In addition to the main award, the Nespresso Grand Prize, it also won the France 4 Visionary Award, a second honor given to one of the Critics' Week features.Related Articles: Good Morning, Cannes: Robert Redford's All Wet, and So Is the Fest Cannes Review: In 'Nebraska,' Alexander Payne Paints an American Life