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Third ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Movie in the Works

By Rebecca Ford Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is ready for a reunion. Alloy Entertainment is developing Sisterhood Everlasting, a follow-up to the previous two films based on the popular YA books. Ken Kwapis, who directed the original film in 2005, will return to direct, with Liz Garcia (The Lifeguard) writing the script. Les Morgenstein, president of Alloy Entertainment, and Elysa Dutton, vice president ...

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Mortdecai’ to Hit Theaters Winter 2015

By Pamela McClintock Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment will open Johnny Depp’s Mortdecai on Feb. 6, 2015. News of the release date comes amid dismal news for Depp’s latest film, Transcendence. The $100 million sci-fi epic opened to $11 million last weekend in North America, marking the third big-budget disappointment in a row for the actor. EARLIER: No Easter Resurrection for Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Mortdecai, ...

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Facebook Smashes Wall Street Expectations in First Quarter

By Natalie Jarvey Facebook beat analyst expectations Wednesday when it reported first-quarter profits of 34 cents per share excluding certain items on revenue of $2.5 billion. Wall Street had expected Facebook to report per-share earnings of 24 cents on 60 percent rise in revenue to $2.4 billion. Instead revenue was up 72 percent from the same period last year. Facebook looks like a markedly ...

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‘Midnight Rider’: Sarah Jones’ Death Was Preventable, Hairstylist Says

By Hilary Lewis Midnight Rider hairstylist Joyce Gilliard, who was injured by the same train that struck and killed camera assistant Sarah Jones, says she thinks the tragedy, which also left several other staffers injured, could have been prevented. “This tragedy could have been prevented if safety preventions and protocols were met and people who were in charge made conscious decisions to ensure we ...

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Discovery Chief Won’t Rule Out Return to Mount Everest

By Lesley Goldberg Discovery Channel Joby Ogwyn Following Friday’s deadly avalanche at Mount Everest, Discovery canceled its planned live jump and will instead use the footage camera crews on site collected from the site as a special to explore the dangers of the region. Despite having to cancel Joby Ogwyn‘s attempt to become the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest, Eileen ...

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Steve Carell’s ‘Foxcatcher’ Gets Release Date

By Gregg Kilday Sony Pictures Classics will release Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell, on Nov. 24. The murder drama, based on a true story, will have its world premiere In Competition at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Carell plays John du Pont, an heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune, who becomes involved with two Olympic wrestlers, the brothers Mark Schultz, played by ...

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Hollywood Execs Sued by Bryan Singer Accuser Deny Sex Abuse Allegations

By Jonathan Handel Carolyn Contino/BEImages; Alex J. Berliner/BEImages; Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Gary Goddard, Garth Ancier and David Neuman TV executive Garth Ancier, former Disney TV president David Neuman and Broadway producer Gary Goddard, all of whom were sued Monday for forcible child sexual abuse by Michael Egan, have denied the allegations — Neuman in a series of tweets, and Ancier and Goddard through ...

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Julia Roberts Breaks Silence on Half Sister Nancy Motes’ Death

By THR Staff Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Julia Roberts Julia Roberts has finally opened up about the death of her half sister, Nancy Motes. Motes, 37, was found dead in February. She was discovered by paramedics on the bathroom floor of a Los Angeles house with prescription drugs near her body, according to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office. She reportedly left a suicide note in which ...

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Bryan Singer Accuser’s Lawyer Was Suspended for ‘Conduct Involving Dishonesty’ (Exclusive)

By Jonathan Handel Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Bryan Singer The attorney for the man suing director Bryan Singer for alleged sexual abuse of a minor was suspended from the practice of law by the Florida State Supreme Court for actions adverse to a client and “engag in conduct involving dishonesty deceit,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The suspension started in 2009 and lasted 18 months. ...

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