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Whitney Houston biopic director Angela Bassett talks casting, drugs, family, and Bobby Brown

Ever since Angela Bassett announced she would direct a Lifetime film on beloved singer Whitney Houston, diehard fans—and most of the Internet—have speculated on nearly every aspect of the film. Who would play Houston, with her prodigious voice and winning smile? Would her daughter Bobbi Kristina appear in the movie? Would her family be involved? How would her ex-husband, singer-songwriter Bobby Brown, be depicted? And what of Houston’s death in 2012—would that make it to the small screen? READ FULL STORY

'Sharknado' star Cassie Scerbo: 'My number one fear is sharks!'

You might know her better as a blonde gymnast from ABC Family’s Make It or Break It, but after Thursday’s premiere of Sharknado, this newly brunette tomboy has even more plans after the Syfy monster flick made waves on social media. Sharknado may just be the beginning for the leading lady. Called the “next Lara Croft” by numerous Twitter admirers and “Lovely Lady of the Day” by Sports Illustrated, her action chick performance as Nova has fans waiting to see where she ends up next. Cassie chatted with EW about the original movie title we didn’t know about, carrying shotguns on the 405, and a possible sequel for the shark attack shlock. READ FULL STORY

'The Anna Nicole Story' trailer: Pills, booze, and one bummer of a 'Fame' cover -- VIDEO

So, what’s left to say about Anna Nicole Smith? Not a whole lot, according to this new trailer for Lifetime’s upcoming biopic. But if you like seeing a fresh-faced, down-home Texas gal descend into stripping, drug addiction, and dressing up like a Juggalette for some reason, you may as well watch it anyway.

At least the casting’s on point. The movie stars Agnes Bruckner, whom you may remember from Private Practice or Lifetime’s own Craigslist Killer movie, as Anna Nicole (née Vickie Lynn Hogan). Against all odds, its ensemble also includes one Oscar winner (84-year-old Martin Landau as Smith’s tycoon husband J. Howard Marshall), one Oscar nominee (Virginia Madsen as Smith’s mother Virgie), and one Dread Pirate Roberts (Cary Elwes as E. Pierce Marshall, who took Smith to court after his megarich father died). Also, Adam Goldberg’s in it.


HBO's Liberace biopic 'Behind the Candelabra' tunes up in new teaser -- VIDEO

There’ll be glitz, glamour, and Matt Damon butt shots galore in Behind the Candelabra, an HBO movie about Liberace that may or may not be Steven Soderbergh’s final film as director — but you’ll see none of that in this new teaser, which may more accurately be called Inside the Piano.

Even if the video doesn’t feature star Michael Douglas as Mr. Showmanship himself, it is a pretty nifty bit of animation… especially if it does turn out to be one of the last times Soderbergh’s name appears in a credits sequence. Watch below:


Lohan-less Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton movie coming to the BBC

Reasons the BBC’s upcoming TV movie about one of Hollywood’s most famous couples will be different from Lifetime’s infamous 2012 film based on the very same pair:

1. This one is called Burton and Taylor, not Liz & Dick. (Surnames are classier.)

2. It stars The Wire‘s Dominic West and Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter in the title roles — rather than New Zealand-born actor Grant Bowler and certified train wreck Lindsay Lohan.


Jennifer Lawrence to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Jennifer Lawrence will be the first SNL host of 2013.

The Hunger Games actress will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on the Jan. 19 installment of the show. She will be joined by musical guest the Lumineers.

The announcement comes just days after Lawrence, currently in Silver Linings Playbook, earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations. She is also considered a top contender for the Academy Awards, which will announce their nominees on Jan. 10.

'Liz & Dick' teaser trailer: Lindsay Lohan in White Diamonds -- VIDEO

Though we’re still not sure whether Liz & Dick is a triumph or a train wreck, this salacious teaser trailer for Lifetime’s anticipated Elizabeth Taylor biopic — starring Lindsay Lohan and New Zealand-born TV vet Grant Bowler — demonstrates how the network is hoping to use Lohan’s tabloid appeal to drum up interest. When the actress appears onscreen next to words like “infamous,” “scandalous,” and “dangerous,” the parallel being drawn between the off-screen drama of Liz and Linds is pretty obvious.

If you thrill to the sound of lines clearly softened for a basic cable audience (“You’re screwing that witch?”) or the image of a drunk woman dramatically throwing a bottle at her lover, this is the trailer for you. Get a preview of “this year’s most controversial, provocative, scandal love affairs diamonds paparazzi, biggest television event” — and yes, that’s a direct quote — below:


Big Time Rush sings the Beatles 'A Hard Day's Night' in Nickelodeon's 'Big Time Movie' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


Back in November, we told you that Nickelodeon-crafted boy band would be covering four Beatles classics in their first TV movie, Big Time Movie, which they shot in Vancouver last fall. Now, we’re delivering you a little bit of that Big Time Rush-on-Beatles realness. Behold: A clip from the movie — which airs this Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon — is below. The best part: The clip features the boys singing “A Hard Day’s Night.”

Big Time Movie finds the foursome — Kendall Schmidt, 20; Logan Henderson, 22; James Maslow, 21; and Carlos Pena, 22– landing in London to kick off their world tour just as they get caught up in a James Bond-style mission to save the world. Their bags are switched at the airport and the boys are stuck with a device that could end civilization, if it got into the wrong hands. The movie — just like the series — is full of action and even includes a special agent named Penny Lane, in a nod to the Beatles. “We’re calling this A Hard Day’s Night meets Austin Powers,” Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s president of original programming, told EW while the movie was filming last fall. “We’re doing cool and comedy and making it into a Big Time Rush caper.”

Big Time Rush will also sing the Beatles “Revolution,” “We Can Work It Out,” and “Help!” in the movie. But for now, enjoy a scene featuring their version of “A Hard Day’s Night” here:


Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa McCarthy among the presenters at the Golden Globes

Natalie Portman will pass on the torch of memorable Golden Globes moments. The Black Swan star, who won a Golden Globe (and a few hearts, thanks to her giggly acceptance speech) at last year’s ceremony, is one of the many A-list stars who will be presenters this Sunday.

Portman’s Black Swan costar, 2011 nominee Mila Kunis, will also be a presenter at the 69th Golden Globe Awards, as will Melissa McCarthy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, Salma Hayek, Freida Pinto, and Antonio Banderas. As previously announced, Andie MacDowell’s daughter Rainey Qualley will hold the duties of Miss Golden Globes this year. More stars participating in the ceremony are expected to be “announced during the coming week,” according to the HFPA‘s official website.

The 69th Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will air live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

UPDATE: Jimmy Fallon, Ashton Kutcher, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adam Levine, Rob Lowe, Katharine McPhee, and Jessica Biel have been added to the list of presenters

Read more:
Ricky Gervais explains his 2011 Golden Globes jokes — EXCLUSIVE
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Golden Globes: 25 Big Moments

West Memphis Three doc 'Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory' to debut on HBO -- EXCLUSIVE TRAILER

The release of the famed West Memphis Three earlier this year captivated even those who just tangentially knew about the case, i.e. the three then-teenagers who were convicted in 1994 — wrongly, in the view of many — of murdering three boys in West Memphis, Ark. One of the central engines of their release was the Paradise Lost documentaries by directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, who had just finished their third film on the case, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, two days before Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley Jr., and Damien Echols stepped out of a Jonesboro, Ark., courthouse as free men.

After premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, the filmmakers amended their film with footage from the remarkable conclusion to this nearly two-decade long ordeal, which then played at the New York Film Festival. The documentary will have its exclusive public debut on HBO on Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Check out the exclusive trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Official: Ricky Gervais back as Golden Globes host

Brace yourself, Hollywood: Ricky Gervais will host the Golden Globes for the third time.

After months of will-he-or-won’t-he rumors, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC have struck a deal with the caustic comedian to host the show on Jan. 15. Last year, Gervais mocked the HFPA and once again dealt low-blow punches to Hollywood celebrities. But Gervais also brings a certain high-wire-act tension to the telecast which has seemingly benefited the show’s ratings — Globes viewership rose to roughly 17 million viewers when Gervais first took the gig in 2010 and held mostly steady this year. And NBC, which has been rocked by lower primetime ratings this fall, can sure use the stability.

Gervais tweeted: “Just told [Oscar host] Billy Crystal he’d better not use any of my holocaust or pedophile material at The Oscars. He agreed (true).” READ FULL STORY

Roger Ebert: 'At the Movies' in danger of cancellation

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert says his revamped version of At the Movies is in danger of going off the air. The syndicated program Ebert Presents At The Movies needs more investor funding to survive, the critic writes.

“Unless we find an angel, our television program will go off the air at the end of its current season,” Ebert wrote this weekend, noting the ratings for the show have been strong. “There. I’ve said it. Usually in television, people use evasive language. Not me. We’ll be gone. I want to be honest about why this is. We can’t afford to finance it any longer.”

Ebert co-hosted the original At the Movies for decades until he was stricken by thyroid cancer. The new review program is produced by Ebert and his wife Chaz Ebert and debuted in January. Christy Lemire of the Associated Press and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of the Chicago Reader co-host the show.

Michael Shannon talks last night's 'Boardwalk Empire,' and General Zod's 'cumbersome' costume

Last night’s episode of Boardwalk Empire marked a pivotal turning point for lawman Nelson Van Alden, who has spent the first half of this season trying to keep his baby mama Lucy a secret from his loving wife (to say nothing of his fellow Prohibition agents). We talked to actor Michael Shannon — currently in the midst of a busy year that includes the recent release of the lauded Take Shelter and production on 2013’s Superman reboot Man of Steel — about the big developments in last night’s episode. (As a bonus, he talked a little bit about taking over for Terence Stamp as General Zod, too!)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Van Alden clearly considers himself to be a righteous man. How did he justify his relationship to Lucy to himself? Was his plan to give this baby to his wife?
MICHAEL SHANNON: The idea was that he could somehow get away with claiming that this baby was left on a quote-unquote doorstep. He somehow managed to almost pull it off. If you step away and look at it, it is a ludicrous plan. READ FULL STORY


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