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  • Bryan Cranston to play blacklisted screenwriter in 'Trumbo'

    Bryan Cranston to play blacklisted screenwriter in 'Trumbo'
    On the heels of his soon-to-be-concluded run on “Breaking Bad,” Bryan Cranston plans to play blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in a drama about the Hollywood Ten scribe. Trumbo, who died in 1976, was a novelist and screenwriter who...
  • Tom Clancy dies: Ben Affleck says writer made realism 'top priority'

    Tom Clancy dies: Ben Affleck says writer made realism 'top priority'
    As the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind "Argo," Ben Affleck certainly knows the difference between a good spy story and a bad one. Part of his education came from novelist Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital. The bestselling author of...
  • Review: 'Runner Runner' runs hot, cold with Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake

     Review: 'Runner Runner' runs hot, cold with Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake
    Only one word describes the effect of watching Ben Affleck slowly dial down the temperature one degree at a time in "Runner Runner": Cool. Frank Sinatra cool. He stars as sociopathic online gambling mogul Ivan Block, and if that role doesn't sound cool,...
  • Buyers list for IMG. Raunchy TV. Megyn Kelly's debut solid.

    Buyers list for IMG. Raunchy TV. Megyn Kelly's debut solid.
    After the coffee. Before seeing if my back pain has abated enough for exercise. The Skinny: I watched "League of Denial" on "Frontline" about the NFL's response (or lack thereof) to the concussion issue. Tough stuff. You can find it online if you missed...
  • Entertainment execs ask lawmakers to bolster state film tax credit

    Entertainment execs ask lawmakers to bolster state film tax credit
    A group of entertainment industry executives and labor leaders called on state lawmakers to beef up California's film incentives -- or risk losing a homegrown industry to rivals. At a state committee hearing held at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles,...
  • Movie academy simplifies online voting; asks members to re-register

    Movie academy simplifies online voting; asks members to re-register
    The 2013 Oscars may have been deemed a success: Ratings were up and the best picture win for "Argo" was a nice capper to a tumultuous race ran by actor-director-producer Ben Affleck. One hitch, however, was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences'...
  • 'Wolf of Wall Street:' New trailer shows DiCaprio in charming form

    Paramount Pictures had to wait a few extra months for Martin Scorsese to deliver a final cut of his upcoming "The Wolf of Wall Street," but a new trailer for the film indicates the delay may have been worth it. The studio this week confirmed it was...
  • George Clooney and rep quash 'made-up' dating rumors

    George Clooney and rep quash 'made-up' dating rumors
    George Clooney isn't dating anyone. A) Awesome news for anyone harboring a crush on the silver fox. B) So, stop asking. Ever since the the "Gravity" star called it quits with girlfriend Stacy Keibler back in July, rumors of new romances have been...
  • FBI may have used Twitter persona to help deceive in Calderon probe

    FBI may have used Twitter persona to help deceive in Calderon probe
    A peek into a yearslong sting operation targeting state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) reveals the lengths to which the FBI went to get close to the lawmaker – possibly developing an online persona for an FBI agent posing as an independent...
  • Ben Affleck in 'Gone Girl': Would he make a good Nick Dunne?

    Ben Affleck in 'Gone Girl': Would he make a good Nick Dunne?
    Assuming the scheduling stars align, Ben Affleck will play protagonist Nick Dunne in David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling thriller "Gone Girl." The high-profile acting gig would be slotted into Affleck's fall, giving the hyphenate...
  • Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies

    Ugly Americans abroad wreak havoc in modern movies
    In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American. In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...