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
'The Good Wife' star Christine Baranski to reteam with 'Chicago' director on Disney's 'Into the Wood …Reuters - Fri, May 17, 2013 6:17 PM EDT
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
Showtime releases the trailer for the final season of "Dexter," "Don't Trust The B----'s" final episodes pop up online, "True Blood's" key art is unveiled, and more in AccessHollywood.com's roundup of TV news. More »TV Tidbits: Dexter Season 8 Trailer Drops & True Blood's Season 6 Key Art Is Revealed
By Matthias Galante CANNES, France (Reuters) - A man was arrested at the Cannes film festival on Friday after firing a starting pistol during a live TV broadcast on the palm-lined waterfront, sending actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil running for cover. French TV station Canal+ was interviewing Austria's Oscar-winning Waltz and French actor Auteuil live on its nightly news show from a beach-front set before a crowd of spectators when a man fired two shots into the air. "The bodyguards jumped over the barriers into the crowd and pulled him to the ground. ... More »Shots fired at Cannes film festival, actors flee for cover
The Voice: Christina Aguilera & CeeLo Green Returning For Season 5; Shakira & Usher Back For Season 6 …Access Hollywood - Fri, May 17, 2013 5:24 PM EDT
It's official - Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green will reclaim their red, spinning thrones on "The Voice" (alongside Blake Shelton and Adam Levine) as coaches for the show's upcoming fifth season, NBC announced on Friday. More »The Voice: Christina Aguilera & CeeLo Green Returning For Season 5; Shakira & Usher Back For Season 6
As Dexter's run draws to a close, the titular serial killer will face even more difficulties following the death of LaGuerta.
The eighth and final season picks up six months after Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) shot LaGuerta (Lauren Velez), and she is definitely not handling things well, turning to drugs and drinking in the aftermath More »Dexter Video: Will Dexter Survive the Final Season?
CANNES, France (AP) — The Weinstein Company's fall slate of awards contenders will feature a glamorous Grace Kelly, a brawny Nelson Mandela and a mysterious J.D. Salinger. More »Weinstein showcases Grace Kelly, Mandela flicks
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