By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - If this acting thing doesn't work out for Patrick Dempsey, don't worry; he has a backup plan. "Grey's Anatomy" star Dempsey gave an interview to Bon Appetit magazine recently, in which he admits he could see his recently acquired coffee company Tully's peddling pot in a retail setting. "Coffee is good for your mind - it's basically a legalized drug," Dempsey - who cops to a five-cup-a-day habit in the interview - opines. "The next step is selling marijuana, of course. ... More »Dr. McWeedy? 'Grey's Anatomy' star Patrick Dempsey mulls career as marijuana mogul
By Lucas Shaw and Sharon Waxman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The Weinstein Co. has acquired Stephen Frears' "Philomena" for $6 million, TWC co-chair Harvey Weinstein told TheWrap. Based on a real story, the film stars Judi Dench as Philomena Lee, an Irish woman who searches for her son that she was forced to give up for adoption as a teenager. The film is based on BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith's 2009 book, "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee." British comedian Steve Coogan also stars in the film, which he co-wrote with Jeff Pope. He plays a journalist who helps Lee search for her son. ... More »Cannes: The Weinstein Co. pays $6 million for Stephen Frears' 'Philomena'
Stefan is Silas' doppelganger? Katherine is now human? Bonnie is really dead? These are some of the questions we were asking ourselves at the end of The Vampire Diaries Season 4 finale. More »The Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec Answers Burning Questions and Teases Season 5
By Jethro Nededog LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York" resumed shooting Season 6 on Wednesday - a week late - with just four of the women returning to their jobs after a failed attempt to band together for bigger paychecks. The road to that point was filled with lessons for the network and the housewives. Bravo would ultimately crush the women's "Friends-style" negotiation tactics - something it had actually set out to avoid in the first place. ... More »Inside Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New York' standoff: What went wrong? What went right?
Shakira and Usher will be back for the spring 2014 season of the show, joining Blake Shelton and Adam Levine More »Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green Confirmed to Return to The Voice
Still tearing up after Thursday's series finale of The Office? OK, cool, because we're totally not either... More »Exclusive Office Video: Ed Helms, Ellie Kemper, Craig Robinson and More Bid a Final Farewell
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Years of staying up late on Saturday nights to make the nation laugh have apparently left Bill Hader a little sleep-deprived. Hader, who announced earlier this week that he's leaving "Saturday Night Live" after eight seasons when the show wraps its current season, revealed his plans for the future in an interview with GQ. From the sound of things, he's scheduled some nap time for himself. "Sleep," Hader said when asked about his post-"SNL" plans. "Spending time with my family. A new set of concerns. Heading back to L.A. ... More »Bill Hader on leaving 'SNL': Don't expect a Stefon movie
By Lucas Shaw LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of Chris Rock's new movie, "Finally Famous," playing a reality-TV star engaged to Rock's character, multiple individuals with knowledge of the deal have told TheWrap Rock wrote and will direct the film, his third behind the camera. Rock plays a comedian-turned-film-star who tries to reinvent himself as a serious actor. He's also a recovering alcoholic who owes his sobriety to his fiancée (Union). Her character, eager to be more famous, ties to convince Rock to get married on her show. ... More »Gabrielle Union to play Chris Rock's fiancée in his 'Finally Famous'
The “Django Unchained” star and a fellow Cannes Film Festival juror were being interviewed on camera for France’s Le Grand Journal on Friday when several loud noises rang out. The 56-year-old actor was whisked off the set as onlookers fled for safety. Photos obtained by The Hollywood Reporter showed a man holding a device in his hand, which resembled a grenade. The gunman was arrested at the scene. More »Christoph Waltz Rushed Offstage After Gunshots Are Heard at Cannes
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Colleagues and friends paying tribute to USA Today founder Al Neuharth on Friday remembered him not as a driven media giant but as a loyal native South Dakotan who never forgot his roots. More »USA Today founder honored at memorial service
By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc decided not to turn pilot project "Zombieland" into a full TV series, but is going ahead with "Alpha House," as the world's largest online retailer enters the next stage of its foray into original video creation. "Zombieland" writer and producer Rhett Reese wrote on Twitter that Amazon's decision was "sad for everyone" and blamed it on negative online reviews of the pilot by viewers. ... More »Amazon kills 'Zombieland' TV project, backs 'Alpha House'
The shock jock has purchased a waterfront estate in Palm Beach, Florida, according to the Palm Beach Daily News. The home sits on 3.25 acres and totals nearly 40,000 square feet of total living space, including a five-bedroom, 11-bath main house with 18,673 square feet, a beachfront pool, and formal gardens. More »Howard Stern Buys $52 Million Florida Mansion
MIAMI (AP) — The handbag Donna Karan was showing off Friday lacked her signature logo, or any designer's logo. It was made of paper mache and, the fashion designer said, represented Haiti's handmade carnival masks — in wearable form. More »In Miami, Donna Karan showcases Haitian artisans
By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha" seemingly came out of nowhere to charm viewers at Telluride and Toronto last fall. The Brooklyn-born director, whose previous films include "Kicking and Screaming," "The Squid and the Whale" and "Margot at the Wedding," made the made the movie quietly, co-writing it with his "Greenberg" leading lady Greta Gerwig and filming it in luminous black and white on the streets and in the subways and apartments of New York City. ... More »Noah Baumbach on ‘Frances Ha': Why it took 40 takes to make a little story feel epic
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By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "The Good Wife" star Christine Baranski is in talks to join the starry ensemble of Disney's adaptation of the Broadway musical "Into the Woods," TheWrap has learned. Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp have closed deals, while Emily Blunt is in negotiations for the female lead. James Corden has been rumored for the male lead but has not officially been cast. Rob Marshall, who is renowned for his prowess with musicals, is directing the darkly comic mash-up of classic fairy tales. ... More »'The Good Wife' star Christine Baranski to reteam with 'Chicago' director on Disney's 'Into the Woods'
By Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Star Trek Into Darkness" was released on Thursday to mostly strong reviews. Mostly. Let's begin with A.O. Scott of the New York Times, who completely destroys the aforementioned generality, saying, "It's hard to emerge from "Into Darkness" without a feeling of disappointment, even betrayal. Maybe it is too late to lament the militarization of 'Star Trek,' but in his pursuit of blockbuster currency, Mr. (director J.J.) Abrams has sacrificed a lot of its idiosyncrasy and, worse, the large-spirited humanism that sustained it. ... More »'Star Trek Into Darkness': What the critics think of the sequel
By Alonso Duralde LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - I kept forgiving "Black Rock" for being a so-so action movie because I was waiting for it to turn into something else: a rumination on gender roles, perhaps, or even an examination of the government's ambivalent response to the veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. But no, as it ambled along to its fairly inevitable climax, it was clear that a so-so action movie is all it was ever planning to be. One could argue that waiting for a movie to improve counts as actual suspense, but in this case, that's an exceedingly generous interpretation. ... More »'Black Rock' review: Woman-hunt tale whose only suspense is waiting for it to get better
By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - "Star Trek Into Darkness" took in $13.5 million during its first day in domestic theaters Thursday, putting it on track to net $100 million by the end of this weekend, according to studio estimates. The film opened on 3,762 screens, 336 of them IMAX 3D. J.J. Abrams' second foray into Gene Rodenberry's sci-fi universe is expected to surpass his first both at home and abroad. The 2009 film opened to $75 million in the U.S. en route to a domestic gross of $257.7 million. ... More »'Star Trek Into Darkness' opens to $13.5 million, will hit $100 million by Sunday
By Leah Rozen LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Pleasant" is one of those words that English teachers and editors always put on their verboten lists for aspiring writers as being too vague and namby-pamby. But pleasant is the perfect word with which to describe "The English Teacher," an ingratiating little comedy that aims to please and succeeds at its modest goal. The movie's heroine is Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore), a 40something English teacher at a high school in Kingston, Pa., a suburban town in northwest Pennsylvania. ... More »'The English Teacher' review: Agile performances elevate this pleasant comedy
The original team is getting back together. More »It’s Official: Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green Returning to The Voice for Season 5
The embattled business exec says his quotes were "taken out of context" and defends Abercrombie as an "aspirational brand" More »Abercrombie And Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries Apologizes For "Cool Kids" Comment
CANNES, France (AP) — A live outdoor television broadcast from the Cannes Film Festival was briefly interrupted Friday when what sounded like gunshots sent crew and spectators scurrying for cover. More »Brief panic as blanks fired during Cannes TV show
CANNES, France (AP) — Before "Fruitvale Station," Michael B. Jordan was glimpsed sporadically in supporting roles on TV shows like "The Wire" and "Friday Night Lights," and in films like "Chronicle" and "Red Tails." More »Jordan finally front and center in 'Fruitvale'
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Voice" is leaving the judging drama to its rivals. More »'The Voice' brings back Aguilera, Cee Lo Green
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