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South by Southwest

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  • 'Daily Show' Taps UCB's Jordan Klepper to Replace John Oliver

    "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" has found its newest correspondent. Upright Citizens Brigade's Jordan Klepper replaces John Oliver, who recently departed the show for his own HBO project. He'll make his first appearance "live" from Ukraine at 11 p.m....
  • Jimmy Kimmel Takes Latenight Crack at Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Expense

    Jimmy Kimmel has always been a good company man (in the way, say, David Letterman isn't), appearing at ABC upfront presentations and seldom missing an opportunity to help promote his latenight program -- including his awkward pre-show appearance at the...
  • SXSW: Forget Music and Movies, Interactive is Where the Drama Lies

    South by Southwest may be a haven for music and film lovers, but it has increasingly become known as a geek hotspot. SXSW Interactive, now entering its 21st year, officially surpassed the music festival in terms of paid attendees in 2010, with 14,251...
  • SXSW Film Festival Embraces the Weird

    Richard Linklater's 1991 film "Slacker" put Austin, Texas, on the indie film map. And while that movie's motley crew of wayward dreamers, cafe philosophers and conspiracy theorists may have little to do with today's South by Southwest Film Conference...
  • British Movies at SXSW Come With Sweeteners for U.S. Distribs

    LONDON -- The British Film Institute has stepped in to help U.K. films premiering at the SXSW Festival attract U.S. theatrical distribution, and reach a wider audience Stateside. U.K. films having their world premiere at SXSW, which runs March 7-16,...
  • Edward Snowden to Speak at SXSW

    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is set to speak at SXSW Interactive Monday, March 10, the fest announced Tuesday. Due to his fugitive status in the U.S., he will not appear in person and speak via videoconference. SXSW has said that surveillance and...
  • San Francisco bar bans Google Glass for fear of secret recordings

    A bar popular with a high-tech crowd in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood has banned patrons from wearing Google Glass, the local CBS station in the city reports. A sign posted at the Willows at Folsom and 12th streets features a picture of...
  • 'Veronica Mars' AMC Fan Event Sells Out, Prompting Additional Showtimes

    "Veronica Mars" fans are following through on their support of the Kickstarter-funded film, selling out exclusive AMC Theaters-hosted fan screenings held the day before its nationwide release. As a result, AMC added showtimes for the fan event at several...
  • SXSW Winner 'The Retrieval' Gets US Distribution

    Variance Films has acquired U.S. distribution for Civil War drama "The Retrieval," which won a grand jury acting prize for Tishuan Scott at South by Southwest. "The Retrieval" will open in New York City on April 2 and expand April 18. Producers are...
  • Jack Antonoff announces Bleachers solo project, debuts single

    Jack Antonoff announces Bleachers solo project, debuts single
    Jack Antonoff, one-third of the Grammy-winning indie pop band Fun, is at a Hollywood recording studio previewing tracks from Bleachers, a side project he’s spent the last year secretly crafting. “I wanted a modern ‘Dancing in the Dark&...
  • Apple iTunes Festival at SXSW to Feature Coldplay, Pitbull and Imagine Dragons

    Apple will host the first iTunes Festival in the United States next month at SXSW, with a lineup of musical acts to include Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban and Zedd. The tech giant has held the iTunes Festival annually in London since...
  • Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to Receive CinemaCon Filmmakers Award

    "This Is the End" helmers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be honored with the CinemaCon Comedy Filmmakers of the Year award at this year's convention. CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser made the announcement Wednesday, praising the filmmakers'...