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  • James Franco Roast on Comedy Central Premieres to 3.1 Million

    Comedy Central's roast of actor James Franco drew a solid 3.1 million viewers for its premiere airing Monday night, according to Nielsen, and 5.2 million combined for its two showings. The roast, taped last month in Los Angeles and featuring Seth Rogen...
  • Gilliam Still on 'Quixotic' Quest

    VENICE -- Terry Gilliam, who completed his "The Zero Theorem" last week, is anxious to get back in the director's chair with famously long-gestating "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" first and foremost on his mind. At Venice, where "Theorem," widely pre-...
  • 'SNL' star Seth Meyers marries longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe

    'SNL' star Seth Meyers marries longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe
    Long weekend update: Seth Meyers has married Alexi Ashe! The "Saturday Night Live" head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor, 39, who is poised to take over "Late Night" from Jimmy Fallon in 2014, wed his longtime girlfriendĀ in an intimate ceremony on...
  • Miley Cyrus: 'Like, I didn't even think about' the VMAs spectacle

    Miley Cyrus: 'Like, I didn't even think about' the VMAs spectacle
    Been wondering how much thought Miley Cyrus put into her VMAs performance? Ah, we didn't think so. But we do have an answer to that unasked question, courtesy of the pop star herself: Not a whole heck of a lot. Isn't that pretty cool? Because most...
  • Venice Film Festival Director Blasts Telluride for Sneak Peeks

    VENICE - Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is peeved about Telluride stepping up the number of its world-preem "sneak previews" this year and he intends to put a freeze on it going forward. "For next year, we will all have to be...
  • Watch: Christoph Waltz Floats Naked in Space in "Zero Theorem" Trailer

    Although unofficial clips have been floating around the web for several months, the first full trailer for "The Zero Theorem" was just released. And it's chock-full of Terry Gilliamisms. Christoph Waltz steps out of Quentin Tarantino's bloody universe...
  • Philomena Lee Meets the Pope

    The subject of the Weinstein Co.'s "Philomena" met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, an unusual encounter that added to the publicity surrounding the movie in the midst of the Oscar race. Philomena Lee, whose son was sold for adoption by nuns...
  • Venice Fest's Separate Venice Days Section Gets Competitve With Cash Prize

    The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is celebrating its first ten years with a Euros 20,000 ($27,000) cash prize to be awarded at it's 11th edition Aug. 27-September 6. The parallel Venice event, modelled on the Cannes...
  • Telluride Film Festival Won't Back Down from 'Sneak Preview' Premieres

    The Telluride Film Festival will not change its approach toward offering premieres -- despite growing pushback from the organizers of the Toronto and Venice festivals. Julie Huntsinger, Telluride's exec director, told Variety on Wednesday, "The Telluride...
  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' build buzz heading into Toronto

    'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' build buzz heading into Toronto
    Telluride's over, and the Venice Film Festival is past its midpoint. Judging from reports, we can safely declare a couple of things: 1. You'd better learn how to spell and pronounce the name Chiwetel Ejiofor, the British actor who plays the free black...
  • Venice Film Review: 'A Promise'

    A French director working with British actors and pre-WWI German setting could theoretically make a film that rises above Europudding mediocrity, but that potential goes unrealized by "A Promise," Patrice Leconte's unpromising first foray into English-...