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  • Casting call: Picking stars for Dixon trial movie

    The real-life drama of Mayor Sheila Dixon's criminal trial is still unfolding, but it's not too early to start thinking about the inevitable. Who will star in the movie version of this gripping tale? I haven't come up with a title just yet - "The...
  • BET Awards Live Blog: Lionel Richie Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    The 2014 BET Awards has kicked off at Nokia Theater and is sure to be a memorable one. In past years, Michael Jackson presented James Brown with a lifetime achievement award, Destiny's Child gave lap dances to Nelly, Magic Johnson and Terrence Howard, and...
  • Forest Whitaker Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Southpaw'

    Forest Whitaker is in final negotiations to co-star with Jake Gyllenhaal in the Weinstein's boxing pic "Southpaw." Antoine Fuqua is directing the pic from a script by Kurt Sutter. The story follows a left-handed prizefighter who wins a title, but...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal to Bow on Broadway in 'Constellations'

    Jake Gyllenhaal has booked his Broadway debut in "Constellations," a project that will reunite him with writer Nick Payne and director Michael Longhurst of "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet," the play in which Gyllenhaal starred Off Broadway in 2012....
  • Power of Women NY Honoree: Susan Sarandon

    Some celebrities have one charity they offer their name or their time to. Susan Sarandon is virtually awash in them. At any given time, she's involved with Habitat for Humanity, City Harvest, the ACLU, Heifer Intl. and Artists for Peace and Justice....
  • Why U.S. Audiences Are More Comfortable With Subtitles Than Ever

    Attendees at next month's Cannes Film Festival will hear plenty of French being spoken -- except, that is, by the characters onscreen. Of the French films recently announced as part of this year's official selection, two (Olivier Dahan's opening-nighter...
  • 'Taken 3' is latest film to opt for shooting in Georgia

    'Taken 3' is latest film to opt for shooting in Georgia
    Liam Neeson's action thriller "Taken 3" has taken its business to Georgia, adding to the Peach State's growing list of Hollywood credits. The production recently wrapped 17 days of filming in the Los Angeles area, capturing scenes at the Malibu Pier,...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • Fox Consumer Products hopes to look sharp in Domenico Vacca

    Fox Consumer Products hopes to look sharp in Domenico Vacca
    Does the future of fashion run through the studio back lot? Fox Consumer Products, the licensing and merchandising arm of Twentieth Century Fox, thinks it might. The folks who made it possible to purchase "The Simpsons" skateboards, "Avatar" pinball...
  • Standup scene: Place your bets on these local comics

    Standup scene: Place your bets on these local comics
    On Facebook this week, I see that a boatload of Chicago comedians are heading out Friday night to Diamond Jo’s casino in Dubuque, Iowa, to compete in the “Comedy 10K,” a nationwide standup competition. I’m half tempted to make...
  • Beyonce and Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards Nominations

    Power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z top the list of BET Awards nominees for 2014 with five nominations each. The husband-wife team share nominations for their song "Drunk in Love," which has nods for the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award, Video of the Year and...
  • South Beach Comedy Festival tickets on sale Friday

    South Beach Comedy Festival tickets on sale Friday
    The sharp host of the regrettably gone FX series “Totally Biased,” W. Kamau Bell, will be joined by headliners Chelsea Handler, Chris Hardwick, Nick Swardson, Mike Epps and Joe Rogan when the South Beach Comedy Festival returns April 1-6 to...