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Toronto's Midnight Madness announces Kevin Smith, 'The Guest,' and a return to '[REC]'
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Toronto's Midnight Madness announces Kevin Smith, 'The Guest,' and a return to '[REC]'

It sounds like this is going to be one wild ride

Okay, I doubt Charles Bronson will be there, but if anyone could pull it off, Colin Geddes could.

There are few things I look forward to with more fervor each year than Toronto's Midnight Madness selection each year. Programmer Colin Geddes is not just a phenomenal ringleader, an instigator of a controlled cinema riot every single night of the festival, but he is also a tremendous friend, the sort of person who is a pleasure to bump into anywhere at any festival in the world.

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"Interstellar"

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Matthew McConaughey visits alien worlds in the new trailer for 'Interstellar'

'Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.'

If you followed HitFix's coverage of Comic-Con, then you know we were extremely high on the new trailer presented for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." Paramount managed to get the director down to the San Diego convention for the first time ever (he had somehow never bothered despite his involvement in one of the most popular superhero franchises to date), and the result, apparently, was sheer bliss for the attendees in Hall H. Well, today you can see the trailer for yourself (if you didn't already catch it in theaters over the weekend), and find out what all the fuss was about.

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Colin Firth tells the truth about 'Kingsman' and becoming an action hero: 'It hurt'
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Colin Firth tells the truth about 'Kingsman' and becoming an action hero: 'It hurt'

He seems pretty pleased with the end result, though

It would give me enormous pleasure to report that Colin Firth, when the cameras were off, was a rude, unpleasant bag of garbage. It would delight me to no end to report that as he walked out onto the balcony where we did our interview about his upcoming film "Kingsman: The Secret Service," he punched an orphan and denied someone their basic human rights. I would love to be able to state, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he is a terrible person.

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In defense of Allison Williams’ casting as Peter Pan

In defense of Allison Williams’ casting as Peter Pan
Marnie may be the worst character on “Girls,” but the real-life Williams is pretty good singer. PLUS: Lena Dunham predicts “she will slay,” and see Williams dressed as Peter Pan — as a child.


TNT renews Dick Wolf’s “Cold Justice"
The true crime docu-drama will be back for a 3rd season in early 2015.


Watch Jay Leno mentor a “Last Comic Standing” contestant
Why this might be Leno's smartest post-retirement appearance yet.


“The Bachelorette’s” Nick on his “made love” comments: ""It wasn’t necessarily about the sex…”
"I think she was very caught off guard by the question,” he says, "and quite honestly, I was surprised it came out, but I think I was very much in the moment, and it was something that I felt was weighing on my mind," he said. "It wasn’t necessarily about the sex, but just the level of intimacy about that night."


Krysten Ritter to visit “The Blacklist”
The “Breaking Bad” alum will guest on the season premiere.


Meet the Howard Stern crank caller who’s been pranking ESPN, CNN, NBC, ABC, MSNBC for 25 years
The Washington Post profiles Tom Cipriano, AKA Captain Janks, a truck driver and Stern fan who’s posed as everything from a football player to Bob Hope’s comedy writer to get on air.


Reminder: Halle Berry’s “Extant” has a new timeslot tonight
The Steven Spielberg-produced drama moves to 10 pm.

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Production on 'The Big Bang Theory' postponed due to cast contract negotiations

Production on “The Big Bang Theory” postponed due to cast contract negotiations
Season 8 was scheduled to begin production today. But only two cast members are under contract: Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik.

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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey prepares for her big day in video for 'Ultraviolence': Watch

Does she make it to the altar?

It’s a lovely day for a white wedding— or so it seems at the beginning of Lana Del Rey’s video for “Ultraviolence.”

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"America's Got Talent"

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TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent,' rising 'Food Fighters' lead NBC Tuesday

'Celebrity Wife Swap' posts a small dip for its season finale

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

"America's Got Talent" topped Tuesday night in all measures, while "Food Fighters" rose from last week's premiere, allowing NBC to dominate primetime.

With NBC doubling up the competition among young viewers and cruising overall, there weren't many other Tuesday notables, though ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" was up a hair and "Celebrity Wife Swap" dipped a hair in its season finale.

On to the numbers...

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'Big Brother Israel' adds a bomb shelter

“Big Brother Israel” adds a bomb shelter
The reality show is pulling in big ratings amid fighting amid the Gaza conflict.


Why not cast everybody from “Girls” on “Peter Pan Live”?
Lena Dunham could play Wendy, Adam Driver could be John Darling. PLUS: Watch clips of Allison Williams singing.


"SVU's" Richard Belzer is mourning the loss of his older brother, who jumped to his death early this morning
Leonard Belzer, 73, died early this morning after jumping from the 15th floor of his Upper West Side apartment.


After raising $4.3 trillion to buy CNN, Jon Stewart launches a  #NewCNNShows Twitter hashtag
Last night, “The Daily Show” looked back at 15 years of bashing CNN.


Stephen Colbert buys the URL TheSarahPalinChannel.com
The URL will be home to Colbert’s new online channel, “Stephen Colbert’s Angry Echo Chamber."


Seth Meyers' younger brother will be a “Late Night” guest on Monday
Seth is best friends with younger brother Josh, who is a “MADtv” alum.


“Nathan For You” lived up to the hype with Dumb Starbucks
Turns out there were many layers to it than the actual store.


Chelsea Handler is setting up a “Clique of Powerful Women"
As she prepares to go to Netflix, the “Chelsea Lately” star has become best buds with A-listers Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.


Katie Couric says goodbye today to “Katie”
Couric will say goodbye to her daytime talk show with a special “Farewell to Katie” episode.


“Ted” from “HIMYM” enters his 40s
Happy birthday, Josh Radnor!


On “Sons of Anarchy” set, Lea Michele is apparently smoking with “Gemma”
Check her out as truck stop waitress Gertie.


“Twin Peaks” gets mashed up with The Muppets
Check out Kermit the Frog as Agent Cooper and Miss Piggy as Laura Palmer in honor of the Blu-ray release. PLUS: 11 shows that owe a debt to “Twin Peaks."

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Nick Jonas

Watch: Nick Jonas is all grown up in 'Chains' video

How soon before the song is in a '50 Shades of Grey' trailer?

“50 Shades of Grey’s” trailer got it wrong last week when it used a slowed-down version of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love.”

Instead, it should have used Nick Jonas’ “Chains.”  As the new song from the youngest—and most talented— JoBro shows, he has grown up and out (check out those guns) and he’s got a lot on his mind. His previous side project, Nick Jonas & The Administration, certainly didn’t hint at this kind of heat.

The song has a sexy, slow grind, Usher- kind of vibe about how his girl and his passion for her has him all wrapped up in chains. And he’s more than fine with that.

The video, filmed in slow motion and co-directed by Jonas, perfectly matches the song’s sultry, spacey vibe as Jonas gets dragged along the floor and deals with police in riot gear and snarling dogs, to get to his love… or does he?  His love interest is played by Dylan Penn, daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright.

“Chains” is the first single from Jonas’ forthcoming solo album on Island Records. Jonas is also filming DIRECTV’s original series, “Kingdom,” in which he plays a MMA fighter.

 

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Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae throws a house party with T.I., Estelle in 'Electric Lady' video

How do we join Electro Phi Beta sorority?

We’ll be back with a review of Janelle Monae’s “Electric Lady” video after this brief commercial for Samsung.

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'Girls' star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'

"Girls" star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan in NBC's "Peter Pan Live"
The daughter of Brian Williams will join Christopher Walken on the live Dec. 4 telecast. "I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true,” Williams said in a statement.

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Allison Williams

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'Girls' star can fly in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!' title role

No, Lena Dunham isn't joining Christopher Walken in NBC's musical

There has been a long history of girls playing the title role in "Peter Pan," so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" has found its leading lady on HBO's "Girls."

NBC announced on Wednesday (July 30) morning that Allison Williams will play Peter Pan in the network's second live musical, which will air on December 4.

Williams will appear opposite Christopher Walken, who was previously cast as the nefarious Captain Hook.

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