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Moises Arias Signs On For BEN-HUR RemakeMoises Arias Signs On For BEN-HUR Remake
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Deadline writes that Moises Arias is the latest actor to join the cast of Timur Bekmambetov's remake of BEN-HUR for MGM and Paramount Pictures. Jack Huston stars in the title role. (more...)

VIDEO: John Legend and Common Perform 'Glory' on Selma's Edmund Pettus BridgeVIDEO: John Legend and Common Perform 'Glory' on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

On January 18, 2015, Common and John Legend performed 'Glory' on The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ava DuVernay's new film SELMA. Watch the full performance below, plus an inside look from ET! (more...)

Breaking News: Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens To Star in GREASE: LIVE on FOX; Set for January 31, 2016Breaking News: Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens To Star in GREASE: LIVE on FOX; Set for January 31, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television announced today that actresses Julianne Hough ('Safe Haven,' 'Rock of Ages') and Vanessa Hudgens ('Gigi', 'High School Musical,' 'Spring Breakers') have been cast in leading roles in GREASE: LIVE (working title). With Hough as the angelic 'Sandy' - Rydell High's most talked-about newcomer - and Hudgens as iconic bad girl 'Rizzo,' this first-ever live television production of 'Grease' will re-imagine the hit crossover musical for an entirely new generation. (more...)

Sen. Cory Booker, Rapper Talib Kweli & Comedian Bill Burr Set for LARRY WILMORE PremiereSen. Cory Booker, Rapper Talib Kweli & Comedian Bill Burr Set for LARRY WILMORE Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Senator Cory Booker, Talib Kweli and Bill Burr will get a taste of extra nightlyness when they appear as the inaugural panel during the debut episode of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" on Monday, January 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

275,000 Students Receive Free Tickets to Academy Award-Nominated SELMA275,000 Students Receive Free Tickets to Academy Award-Nominated SELMA
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

An additional 12 locations have joined the growing movement led by African-American business leaders to raise funds for students across the country to see the Academy Award-nominated film “SELMA,” expanding the first-of-its-kind campaign to 25 locations nationwide. (more...)

BIRDMAN and BOYHOOD Top 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards; All the Winners!BIRDMAN and BOYHOOD Top 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards; All the Winners!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards tonight, live from the Hollywood Palladium. The show aired on A&E at 9pm ET/6pm PT and was hosted by Michael Strahan. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Ben Vereen Set for Tonight's OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAYPhylicia Rashad, Ben Vereen Set for Tonight's OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAY
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Oprah Winfrey hosts a gala of events honoring some of the legendary men and extraordinary women of civil rights, the arts and entertainment who made history and redefined what was possible for us all in the primetime television event OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAY (more...)

INTO THE WOODS, JERSEY BOYS Among 2015 Golden Reel Nominees for Sound EditingINTO THE WOODS, JERSEY BOYS Among 2015 Golden Reel Nominees for Sound Editing
by Movies News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The nominations for the 2015 GOLDEN REEL AWARDS have been announced. The awards, which are presented by the Motion Picture Sound Editors, recognize the industry's best work in sound editing. (more...)

More Cities to Bring SELMA to Students for FreeMore Cities to Bring SELMA to Students for Free
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

An additional five cities have joined the massive national campaign by African American business leaders to raise funds for free student admission to the Golden Globe-winning film 'SELMA,' expanding the unprecedented movement to a total of 13 cities, nationwide. (more...)

MPAC to Present IN THE MOOD: A 1940S MUSICAL REVIEW, 2/6MPAC to Present IN THE MOOD: A 1940S MUSICAL REVIEW, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Travel back to the 1940s and relive the music that moved the nation's spirit when In the mood: A 1940s Musical Review, comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-59 (more...)

Tickets to FLASHDANCE at Fisher Theatre Now On SaleTickets to FLASHDANCE at Fisher Theatre Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at Detroit's Fisher Theatre on March 10 - 22, 2015. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, December 7 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office starting on Monday, December 8. (more...)

EPIX Names Jocelyn Diaz as Executive Vice President for Original ProgrammingEPIX Names Jocelyn Diaz as Executive Vice President for Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

EPIX, the first premium entertainment network created to capitalize on the “TV Everywhere” era, today announced that it has named Jocelyn Diaz, former Vice President of Production at Walt Disney Studios, as Executive Vice President for Original Programming. (more...)

TAKEN 3 Tops Rentrak's Worldwide Box Office Results for WeekendTAKEN 3 Tops Rentrak's Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Rentrak (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Jan. 11, 2015, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. (more...)

Actress and Sex Symbol Anita Ekberg Has Died at 83Actress and Sex Symbol Anita Ekberg Has Died at 83
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

Swedish actress, well known for LA DOLCE VITA, died on Sunday in Rocca di Papa. She was 93. (more...)

Comedy Central & NFL Team for First-Ever SUPER BOWL Comedy SpecialComedy Central & NFL Team for First-Ever SUPER BOWL Comedy Special
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Comedy Central announced today that it has teamed with the NFL to televise the first-ever official Super Bowl comedy special, making this year's pre-Super Bowl festivities even bigger, better and more hilarious than ever before. (more...)

Major U.S. Cities Following NYC Example to Raise Funds for Students to See SELMAMajor U.S. Cities Following NYC Example to Raise Funds for Students to See SELMA
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Inspired by the overwhelming success in New York City, prominent members of the African-American business communities in major cities across America have teamed with Paramount Pictures to create funds for students to see the Golden Globe-nominated film “SELMA” for free in participating theaters. (more...)

Breaking News: SMASH Stars Brian d'Arcy James and Christian Borle to Reunite in SOMETHING ROTTEN! on BroadwayBreaking News: SMASH Stars Brian d'Arcy James and Christian Borle to Reunite in SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Producer Kevin McCollum is proud to announce that Broadway favorite leading men and 'Smash' costars, two time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek, Sweet Smell of Success) and Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher) will return to the stage to star in Something Rotten!, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. (more...)

Hulu Orders Second Season of THE HOTWIVES OF ORLANDOHulu Orders Second Season of THE HOTWIVES OF ORLANDO
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Hulu announced today the renewal of hit original series The Hotwives of Orlando from Paramount Digital Entertainment. The second season of the series will return in 2015 as The Hotwives of Las Vegas and will move locations from scenic Orlando to Las Vegas. (more...)

New York Business Leaders to Bring Paramount Pictures SELMA NYC School ChildrenNew York Business Leaders to Bring Paramount Pictures SELMA NYC School Children
by Movies News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Paramount Pictures announced today that it will partner with African-American business leaders in New York City to offer free admission to the Golden Globe-nominated film 'SELMA,' from director Ava DuVernay, to 7 th, 8 th and 9 th grade students in New York City. (more...)

David Becked Promoted to Warner Bros. TV EVP, Cable & SVOD SalesDavid Becked Promoted to Warner Bros. TV EVP, Cable & SVOD Sales
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Highly-respected and widely-admired television executive Tom Cerio has decided to retire from his daily role as Executive Vice President, Cable Sales, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution at the end of March (more...)

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