We've hit the halfway mark of the summer movie season and overall Hollywood doesn't have much to complain about. Well, except one studio in particular, but more on that later.
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I haven't yet seen Craig Johnson's sibling-centered dramedy "The Skeleton Twins," but have heard mostly warm and fuzzy reports since its January premiere at Sundance -- where it won the screenwriting award for Johnson and co-writer Mark Heyman. This newly released trailer suggests why it went down so well, playing up to Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader's "Saturday Night Live"-trained comic pizzazz, while indicating some not-so-subtle heart-tugging. Greg Ellwood was a fan at the festival, describing it as Wiig's best work and citing Hader's "first chance to show his real dramatic range." The film opens on September 19, presumably after a fall festival berth or two. Check out the trailer at the top and see what you think.
Here's how you know your career's in a good place. You star in a hit film at Cannes and get strong reviews for your work, though it's your co-lead -- himself a headline name -- who garners the most lavish praise and awards buzz. Yet when the film's first official poster comes out, it's still all about you. Ladies and gentlemen, that's how hot Channing Tatum is right now. The "22 Jump Street" star is the sole presence on the somber, classy new one-sheet for "Foxcatcher" -- and while Steve Carell's name appears above his, it's Tatum who is highlighted in the selected critic's quote.
As “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea continues to ride high on the chart, Ariana Grande will release her second full-length album, "My Everything," Aug. 25.
FX is continuing its aggressive recent push into comedy with a series order for Denis Leary's typographically controversial "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."
The "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" -- no spaces, silly FX -- order is for 10 episodes, with the series set to premiere in 2015.
This morning we kicked off our coverage of the upcoming Oscar season, more or less, with our annual list of contenders in each category and some misguided early predictions. One category we don't get around to until later in the season is Best Original Song as we meticulously add to our on-going list of potential nominees. But I can already tell one is going to blow the rest out of the water this season.
Report: ABC plans to bring back Rosie O’Donnell to “The View”
“The network executives really wanted Rosie back,” an insider tells Fox News, which was first to report last week that Jenny McCarthy was getting the ax. “They’re confident she has what it takes to add some controversy and drive the ratings up. It is a smart fit.”
Zendaya: Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic just wasn’t "all the way there”
“Basically, I just felt that because I love her, and because I respect her so much as an artist, I don’t want to do anything that’s half or anything that’s less for her,” the Disney Channel star said on the BET Awards red carpet.
“Rising Star” falls, “Reckless” premieres weak
The ABC singing competition tumbled 10%, while just 4.1 million watched CBS’ new Southern soap.
Was David Duchovny happy with his “Californication” ending?
"I always want my characters to die,” he says.
Martin Freeman: “Sherlock” will likely be back for a Christmas 2015 special
Filming in early 2015 “looks pretty likely,” he says.
See “The Killing’s” final season poster
“Sometimes you cross a line that you can’t uncross, and that’s what’s happened to Sarah at the end of Season 3,” creator Veena Sud says of the final six episodes.
“The Real World” will begin shooting Season 30 in Chicago in August
The city has given Bunim/Murray permission to film at this location.
Chris Brown not interested in doing a reality show on BET
It’s not something the troubled singer is interested in.
“Doctor Who’s” new trailer gets a fan makeover
Not everybody was satisfied with the original trailer.
“Big Brother’s” intro gest a makeover, and it sure is cheesy
The theme song, however, remains the same. PLUS: Check out Hayden’s parody video.
“Game of Thrones’” Stark sisters partied together at Glastonbury
Check out Maisie Williams as a raver.
See Lisa Kudrow filming “The Comeback”
Valerie Cherish is getting carried around.
Watch the latest “Boardwalk Empire” final season teaser
“All empires must fall,” it warns.
Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 29, 2014.
The second week of ABC's "Rising Star" dipped from its premiere, though ABC still tied for the Sunday lead among young viewers thanks to a weak launch for CBS' "Reckless."
Despite a solid lead-in from the time period premiere of "Big Brother," "Reckless" formed a crater in the middle of CBS' Sunday lineup, forcing "Unforgettable" to bounce back in the 10 p.m. hour, helping CBS win the night overall.
On to the numbers...
We've officially reached the half-way mark of 2014. This time a year ago the only Oscar players on the table were Sundance debut "Before Midnight" and Cannes debuts "Nebraska" and "Inside Llewyn Davis," give or take a "Croods," "Great Gatsby," "Lone Ranger" or an "Iron Man 3" that would pick up support outside of the major categories. So what does the year have to show for itself so far this time around?
Nicki Minaj took time out of her acceptance speech for best female hip-hop artist at Sunday night’s BET Awards to throw a little (okay, a really big) dis at Iggy Azalea.