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'Damsels' Director 'Blacklisted' for Defending Yuppie Character

It’s been more than 13 years since director Whit Stillman’s last film, 1998’s “The Last Days of Disco.” The maestro of upper middle class malaise is back this month with “Damsels in Distress,” starring rising star Greta Gerwig.  in a

'Damsels' Director 'Blacklisted' for Defending Yuppie Character

'80s Teen Stars Slam Kirk Cameron in New 'Funny or Die' Clip

The folks at FunnyOrDie.com are at it again, mocking those in the culture wars who don’t play by their Hollywood handbook. The site’s new clip, CCOKC, lets ’80s TV stars mock Kirk Cameron for his recent statements on homosexuality. CCOKC

'80s Teen Stars Slam Kirk Cameron in New 'Funny or Die' Clip

Cosby Joins Obama's Celebrity Defense Squad

President Barack Obama doesn’t need another celebrity making more excuses for a first term filled with divisive mud-slinging and a woeful economic recovery. But Bill Cosby is stepping up to the plate all the same. Cosby, the beloved family-friendly comic,

Cosby Joins Obama's Celebrity Defense Squad

Eszterhas on Gibson Feud: 'I Have a Tape'

Audio tapes of an out of control Mel Gibson all but derailed the actor’s professional career two years ago. Could history repeat itself in 2012? TheWrap.com, which broke the story of Gibson’s new feud with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas of “Basic

Eszterhas on Gibson Feud: 'I Have a Tape'

Michelle Obama Touts Military Support, Husband's Re-Election Campaign

First Lady Michelle Obama was on very friendly ground last night, the set of the faux conservative Comedy Central series “The Colbert Report.” Obama, on hand to promote her efforts to salute military families, naturally threw in an endorsement for

Michelle Obama Touts Military Support, Husband's Re-Election Campaign

Elmo and Friends Salute Military Families

Elmo doesn’t spend all of his spare time on “Sesame Street.” The iconic red muppet and some of his pals are currently on the road as part of The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families tour. The eight-month trek across

Elmo and Friends Salute Military Families

'South Park' Nails Weinstein's 'Bully' Brigade with One Line

Those crudely animated tykes from “South Park” once again packed more truth into a single line of dialogue than most shows can muster from an entire episode. Last night, the show tackled Harvey Weinstein’s “Bully” brigade, the effort to reduce

'South Park' Nails Weinstein's 'Bully' Brigade with One Line

'Veep' Star Chatted with Gore, Biden

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus gamely made a fool of herself with her awkward dance moves on a classic episode of “Seinfeld.” Now, she’s throwing herself into a new role, that of an unprepared Vice President in the upcoming HBO comedy “Veep.”

'Veep' Star Chatted with Gore, Biden

Lucas Kills Plans to Build New Movie Studio

George Lucas routinely ignores fans who beg him not to tweak his beloved “Star Wars” films any more than he already has. But Lucas couldn’t ignore the growing chorus of naysayers about his proposed movie studio in Marin County. Lucas’s

Lucas Kills Plans to Build New Movie Studio

Warner Bros. Shelves Gibson's Planned Maccabee Movie Project

It sounded like a bad fit from the beginning. Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson wanted to make a movie out of the Jewish Maccabee revolt. Gibson’s directorial track record wasn’t the problem. His notorious anti-Semitic rants caused Jewish groups to recoil at

Warner Bros. Shelves Gibson's Planned Maccabee Movie Project

Baldwin's Latest Twitter Target? His Own Network

The target of Alec Baldwin’s latest Twitter tirade signs the actor’s paycheck every week. Baldwin’s recent imbroglio involving a female stalker coaxed “The Today Show” to camp outside Baldwin’s New York home for comment – or so he says/Tweets. “The

Baldwin's Latest Twitter Target? His Own Network

Stewart Rightly Trashes NBC Over EditGate, Then Calls Fox News Racist

Jon Stewart just couldn’t help himself. The star of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” used his pulpit last night to slam NBC for its indefensible EditGate activities. But Stewart couldn’t attack the Left without smiting the Right, even if he

Stewart Rightly Trashes NBC Over EditGate, Then Calls Fox News Racist

'The Dark Knight Rises' Earns PG-13 Rating

The third chapter in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise won’t need a campaign to reduce its MPAA rating. “The Dark Knight Rises,” which hits theaters July 20, will be rated PG:13 for “intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality

'The Dark Knight Rises' Earns PG-13 Rating

Fox Renews Fading 'Glee' for Fourth Season

“Glee” isn’t the ratings juggernaut it once was, and its 3D movie spin-off was dubbed a flop. But the Karoake comedy series still draws enough eyeballs for the suits at Fox. The series got the green light for a fourth season

Fox Renews Fading 'Glee' for Fourth Season

'Criminal Minds' Stars Offer Vets a Hand

Count Joe Mantegna and Thomas Gibson among those actors eager to praise members of the U.S. military. The stars of the CBS drama “Criminal Minds” have teamed up for a private sector initiative meant to inspire corporations to hire military

'Criminal Minds' Stars Offer Vets a Hand

Win 'Streetcar Named Desire' on Blu-ray

In celebration of the 60th anniversary, ‘A Street Car Named Desire’ will debut on Blu-ray Book April 10. The classic is being released on Blu-ray along with 40-pages filled with dazzling photos, film history trivia and more. The set, with bonus features

Win 'Streetcar Named Desire' on Blu-ray

Lampanelli: Arsenio Hall Dropped C-Word on 'Apprentice' Co-Star

The Queen of Mean has a pretty salty tongue. But even Lisa Lampanelli was taken aback by the language and sexual intimidation Arsenio Hall employed during the taping of the current season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” Hall erupted at fellow “Apprentice”

Lampanelli: Arsenio Hall Dropped C-Word on 'Apprentice' Co-Star

ABC's 'Scandal' Rips Republicans, Embraces Gays in Military

It usually takes a season or three before a broadcast television show starts taking partisan positions. The new ABC series “Scandal” starting smiting the Right in the very first episode. The series, about a former White House staffer (Kerry Washington,

ABC's 'Scandal' Rips Republicans, Embraces Gays in Military

Damon Prepping Anti-Fracking Feature?

Matt Damon isn’t shy about his political leanings, witness projects like “Green Zone” and his ties to late radical historian Howard Zinn. But the “Bourne” star is keeping mum about his latest project, “Promised Land,” a movie filmmaker Phelim McAleer

Damon Prepping Anti-Fracking Feature?

Sixth Annual G.I. Film Festival Releases 2012 Lineup

The sixth annual G.I. Film Festival is set to hit the Nation’s Capital next month, along with one of the summer’s most eagerly awaited films. “Battleship,” based on the popular board game and directed by Peter Berg, will be screened

Sixth Annual G.I. Film Festival Releases 2012 Lineup

Get Well Soon: Comic Larry Miller Suffers Head Injury

Veteran funnyman Larry Miller is recovering in an L.A. hospital after a freak head injury. The comic, known both for his stand-up career as well as work in films like “Pretty Woman” and the upcoming “God Bless America,” had taped

Get Well Soon: Comic Larry Miller Suffers Head Injury

New York Times Forced to Admit 'October Baby' a Hit

The Old Gray Lady must be grinding her teeth today. The New York Times ran a scathing review of the anti-abortion film “October Baby” a few weeks back, clearly hoping the film would suffer a quick box office death en

New York Times Forced to Admit 'October Baby' a Hit

Redford Returns to Watergate in New Doc

Robert Redford isn’t content to let his 1976 film “All the President’s Men” be his last word on the Watergate scandal. The liberal actor/activist is planning a new film surrounding the Nixon White House crisis, but this time he’s taking

Redford Returns to Watergate in New Doc

Spectator: Has 'Mad Men' Jumped the Shark?

Kudos to The Hollywood Reporter’s Paul Bond for continuing to peer outside the media’s liberal bubble for news nuggets. Bond’s latest piece notes the new season of “Mad Men” took two shots at GOP targets – George Romney and Charlton

Spectator: Has 'Mad Men' Jumped the Shark?

Oscar-Winner Emma Thompson Supports Israeli Boycott

Cinema’s Nanny McPhee is up in arms at the thought of an Israeli theater group performing at the upcoming Cultural Olympiad event. Emma Thompson, best known of late for playing the unfortunate looking nanny in two British kiddie films, added

Oscar-Winner Emma Thompson Supports Israeli Boycott