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It was a dream vacation gone horribly wrong. When Cherilyn McGraw of North Carolina won a trip to Australia for herself and her husband, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brandon McGraw, 33, on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" back in January, they were supposed to be on the trip of a lifetime. Instead, it ended in…omg!
In the fallout over Wednesday’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson by A&E for anti-gay and racist remarks, GLAAD is experiencing record levels of backlash. “In the five-and-a-half years I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media…The Wrap
Prince Charles and wife Duchess Camilla went old-school for their 2013 holiday card, which was shared with Us Weekly on Thursday, Dec. 19Us Weekly
Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond talks with host David Bloom about the just-announced nominees for the Critics Choice Movie Awards, as three films – American Hustle, 12 Years A Slave and Gravity in particular look to be cementing their positions in the Oscar race going into the holidays. They…Deadline.com
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For decades, visitors to the Detroit Institute of Arts have been amused, inspired and perhaps warned of the dangers of overindulgence by the peasant revelers of 16th century painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Now, as a result of Detroit's bankruptcy filing, "The Wedding Dance," considered priceless…Reuters
Dinosaurs rule the earth in this big-budget 3D feature update of the late '90s TV show.Associated Press
By Soyoung Kim and Liana B. Baker NEW YORK (Reuters) - Liberty Media Corp's top executives estimate that a merger between Charter Communications Inc and Time Warner Cable Inc could generate roughly $700 million in annual synergies, according to people close to the matter. Liberty Chairman John…Reuters
Big-name stars, giant budgets, huge marketing campaigns, and (in some cases) strong word-of-mouth still couldn't help these 20 films from tanking at the box office this year. (Figures provided by BoxOffice.com )
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Blue Dog artist George Rodrigue was remembered Thursday as someone who, despite his fame, would step away from dignitaries to help a child, raised millions of dollars for charity and was told in high school to stop his doodling.Associated Press
The wave of crowdfunding and DIY, guerilla-style marketing has spawned some bold strokes from fearless filmmakers, but demanding $50,000 in ransom from Harvey Weinstein? Stuart Acher, an independent writer/director seeking distribution cash for his finished film “Stuck,” says he or one of his…The Wrap
It’s back to the over-the-top holiday gift that is the UK gypsies for TLC’s special, “A Very Merry Gypsy Christmas.” You’re welcome. On the special airing Thursday at 10/9c, the gypsies go all out for not only the holidays but winter birthdays, weddings and engagements.The Wrap
Kids cooking competition show “MasterChef Junior” is returning to the kitchen. Host and judge Gordon Ramsay’s reality show that follows tween and teen culinary geniuses through food-related challenges averaged 5.1 million total viewers in its first season. Chef Graham Elliot and…Variety
Theatrical public relations firm Polk & Company is expanding its roster of agents and has added a range of top productions such as “Wicked” and the upcoming “Rocky” musical to its roster of clients. Tom D’Ambrosio, Wayne Wolfe, Frances White and Colgan McNeil, who were all formerly of The Hartman…The Wrap
MADRID — Smashed by a perfect storm – piracy, economic crisis, a sales tax hike from 8% to 21% on cinema tickets – total theatrical box office in Spain is on track to plunge 15% in 2013 vs. 2012, its worst result in modern times. Admissions – vital to the exhibition business, driving the…Variety
NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Spring's path to Broadway began in the unlikeliest place — the lost-and-found bin.Associated Press
New Zealand is to increase its financial incentives for international and local films and merge its two main subsidy pools into a uncapped new fund.Variety
Check out our breakdown of the celebs who were winning and those who didn't fare so well in 2013!omg!
Disney Interactive has launched a companion piece to its well-received “Disney Animated” app that delves deep into the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ vault. In the free-to-play hidden object adventure, “Disney Hidden Worlds” features an original story in which players must find crucial objects that…Variety