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  • ‘Star Wars Rebels’: First look at ‘Rebel hunter’ villain Agent Kallus

     
    As the fall premiere of “Star Wars Rebels” grows ever closer, we're getting more familiar with the characters created to […]...
  • Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago

    Gabourey Sidibe added to Lee Daniels TV pilot filming in Chicago
    Gabourey Sidibe will join fellow Oscar nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in Lee Daniels' upcoming pilot for Fox, “Empire,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series will begin filming in Chicago this month but will be...
  • Lee Daniels' 'Empire' picked up by Fox, will 'likely' film in Chicago

    Lee Daniels' 'Empire' picked up by Fox, will 'likely' film in Chicago
    It looks like “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” are going to have some company when they start filming again in Chicago. Lee Daniels’ hip-hop drama “Empire” has been picked up by Fox and will likely film in...
  • Movie musicals deserving of a remake

    Movie musicals deserving of a remake
    Earlier this month Steven Spielberg expressed strong interest in remaking "West Side Story," and my first thought (via Twitter) was a quick gut reaction: Why not "Gypsy" instead? I've been second-guessing that tweet ever since. So many major Broadway...
  • Why Did Halle Berry's 'Frankie & Alice' Languish on the Shelf?

    It took three years, a Golden Globe nomination and possibly a slew of recent hit films targeting African-American audiences for Halle Berry's "Frankie & Alice" to finally open in 125 theaters on Friday. Geoffrey Sax's gritty drama based on the true story...
  • Marlon Wayans is in it for laughs, but his career is no joke

     Marlon Wayans is in it for laughs, but his career is no joke
    "How you doin', baby?" Marlon Wayans said, leaning down to kiss a doll on the lips. The toy, a prop from Wayans' latest movie, "A Haunted House 2," was propped up in a chair across the table from the actor at a stuffy Beverly Hills restaurant. The doll,...
  • Tribeca Film Festival Highlights

    8 p.m.-midnight April 15 New York Filmmaker Party Local filmmakers to kick off the festival before everyone comes to town; City Hall 7:30 p.m. April 16 Opening-Night Gala "Time Is Illmatic" (One9) World premiere doc that explores the roots of one of...
  • Darren Criss, Lea Michele perform at Taste for a Cure fundraiser

    Darren Criss, Lea Michele perform at Taste for a Cure fundraiser
    The event: Taste for a Cure, a fundraiser for UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation honoring Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, featured a stand-up routine by comedian Tom Papa, two songs by Darren Criss and a surprise duet by...
  • Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'

    Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'
    Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...
  • Q&A: Relativity President Tucker Tooley

    As president of Relativity Media, Tucker Tooley credits his successful collaboration with Ryan Kavanaugh to their differences. "I think any good partnership has to have completely different skill sets and bring something different to the table," notes...
  • Lee Daniels' 'Empire,' starring Terrence Howard, headed for Fox

    Lee Daniels' 'Empire,' starring Terrence Howard, headed for Fox
    Hip-hop is coming to Fox. The network has picked up "Empire," an urban-flavored drama from writer-director Lee Daniels ("Precious," "Lee Daniels' The Butler") for its upcoming schedule. The Imagine Television/20th Century Fox Television series is...
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