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What in the World Is Going on at 'The Today Show'?

Posted By Gary Susman on November 11, 2014
The most striking thing about Thursday's episode of the "Today" show may have been what you didn't see: No empty chair where Natalie Morales usually sits (she was there, calmly reading the news, as usual), and no other sign of the backstage turmoil that has engulfed the venerable morning news show this week, which had threatened the jobs of correspondents Morales and Willie Geist and has already...

23 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Eddie Redmayne

Posted By Jonny Black on November 11, 2014
If you don't know his name yet, you will soon. Eddie Redmayne has slowly become a household name in the past decade, starring in roughly a dozen films and even breaking out on stage. In fact, the young actor won the Tony for Best Actor in a Play in 2010. While Redmayne has made his mark in theater, the budding star looks to add an Oscar to his collection this fall. Beginning Friday, Redmayne...

The 25 Best Christmas Movies Ever Made

Posted By Gary Susman on November 11, 2014
Am I the only one who finds most Christmas movies hypocritical? They spend tens of millions on lavish productions, recreating Santa's workshop or some such, all to tell us that Christmas is not about material things but about simple pleasures. It's enough to make you long for the homespun, slightly threadbare charms of a classic Christmas movie, like "Meet Me in St. Louis," released 70 years ago...

Last Night's 'Celebrities Read Mean Tweets' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' May Be the Most Hilarious Yet

Posted By Mehera Bonner on November 11, 2014
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night. It's our favorite time of year: the time in which Jimmy Kimmel has celebrities read mean tweets about themselves! The eighth installment of this classic bit is...

Donald Sutherland Says 'Mockingjay' Costar Jennifer Lawrence Is Like Jesus

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence has received some high praise in her day, racking up awards and accolades from both fans and her film industry peers. But the latest bit of love for the star might be the grandest compliment of them all. In an interview with E! News, Donald Sutherland, who stars with Lawrence in the "Hunger Games" films, raved about the actress, and name-dropped some pretty big shoes that he...

Weekend Movies & TV: 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' 'The Theory of Everything,' 'Lilyhammer,' & More (VIDEO)

Posted By Jonny Black on November 11, 2014
This weekend, Jennifer Lawrence is back as Katniss Everdeen and the symbol of revolution in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," Eddie Redmayne stars as renowned physicist Stephen Hawking opposite Felicity Jones in "The Theory of Everything," the mob series "Lilyhammer" starring Steven Van Zandt returns for a third season on Netflix this Friday, and Pitbull hosts the 42nd Annual American Music...

Jon Hamm, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe Will Return to 'Parks and Recreation' for Final Season

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
"Parks and Recreation" is packing in the guest stars for its upcoming seventh and final season, with two key former cast members -- and one surprise guest star -- set to reprise their roles. First, Entertainment Weekly reports that Jon Hamm, who had a small, memorable cameo in last season's finale, will return as Ed. Leslie (Amy Poehler) fired Ed during the final moments of the sixth season,...

The 18 Most Essential Mike Nichols Movies

Posted By Gary Susman on November 11, 2014
Few directors can be said to have changed the way films are made, but Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83, was one of them. His first film, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), ended decades of Hollywood censorship of adult content and freed the movies for mature language and subject matter ever after. His second film, "The Graduate," was the first serious mainstream movie to feature a...

Better Program Your DVR: 'Better Call Saul' Gets Two-Night Premiere Date

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
AMC is pulling out all the stops for its "Breaking Bad" spinoff, "Better Call Saul," and that includes its premiere: The highly-anticipated drama will get a two-night series debut early next year. "Better Call Saul" will make its series premiere on Sunday, February 8 at 10 p.m., with its second episode airing the following night, Monday, February 9, at 10 p.m. The show will then move into its...

The 31 Best TV Shows on Netflix Streaming Right Now

Posted By Sharon Knolle on November 11, 2014
Nothing good on TV? Cut your cable? Thank goodness there's plenty of fantastic TV series on Netflix. Whether you've always meant to catch up with "The Walking Dead" or "Sons of Anarchy," or want to revisit a classic like "Miami Vice" or "Twin Peaks," they're among the many great shows available to stream right now on Netflix. (Availability subject to change.) 1. "Alias" Miss when...

Melissa McCarthy to Sprinkle Comedy Pixie Dust as Tinker Bell

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
"Peter Pan" fever is sweeping the nation, with NBC's upcoming live production of the stage musical prepped for next month, and Joe Wright's origin story "Pan" set to hit theaters next year. Now, another Neverland-centric project is in development, and it's nabbed a famous face as its star. According to Deadline, Melissa McCarthy is set to play Tinker Bell in a new movie from director Shawn...

Penelope Cruz May Strut Her Stuff in 'Zoolander 2'

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
Fresh off claiming the Sexiest Woman Alive title, actress Penelope Cruz is putting her award-winning looks to use: She's reportedly signed on to star in the sequel to 2001's supermodel-skewering "Zoolander." Deadline reports that Cruz is close to a deal for the flick, in which Ben Stiller will reprise his role as the titular airhead model. No word yet on just what Cruz's part might entail,...

You Can (Legally) Download the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Soundtrack for Free

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
The soundtrack to "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," was integrated seamlessly throughout the film, and today only, fans waiting to get their hands on the tunes can download the entire thing for free. In promotion of digital copies of the flick going on sale this week, Marvel has partnered with Google Play to offer a free (and legal -- we're looking at you, pirates) download of...

Now the Studio Has Dropped Out of Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic, Too

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
What once sounded like a promising project is now in even more trouble: Studio Sony has put the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic in turnaround, effectively ending its relationship with the film. The flick, to be based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of the late Apple co-founder, has already gone through its fair share of upheaval recently, losing star Christian Bale and...

James Franco, Amy Adams, Martin Freeman to Host 'SNL' in December

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
"Saturday Night Live" has announced its last three hosts of 2014, and the list includes two faces familiar to Studio 8H, and one first-time emcee. James Franco -- who'll be promoting his new comedy with Seth Rogen, "The Interview" -- will kick things off on December 6, returning to host "SNL" for a third time. Nicki Minaj will serve as the musical guest, marking her second appearance on the...

Christian Bale Has All the Right Answers in This Exclusive 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Clip

Posted By Tim Hayne on November 11, 2014
Biblical epics tout huge set pieces, special effects, and grand drama, but they're also rife with intimate moments, as in this exclusive clip from the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and John Turturro. In the clip, Moses (Bale) and Zipporah (María Valverde) share a quiet moment...

Watch: 'Pitch Perfect 2' Trailer Is In the Key of Awesome (VIDEO)

Posted By Drew Taylor on November 11, 2014
In 2012, the a cappella-themed "Pitch Perfect," produced for $17 million and stocked with a cast of largely unknown actors, was released and became a sleeper smash. It wasn't an out-of-the-box sensation, but it grew through word-of-mouth and thanks to its unstoppably best-selling soundtrack album. When all was said and done, it amassed $113 million worldwide and sold tons and tons of copies on...

The Biggest Blunders From Your Favorite Young Adult Movies

Posted By Jonny Black on November 11, 2014
"Young adult" is that awkward stage between adolescence and adulthood, when kids (if they let you call them that) make plenty of mistakes but are actually old enough to know better. But, unlike for their human counterparts, when YA movies make mistakes, they're on display for millions to see (and the internet to point them out). From "Twilight" to "Harry Potter," here are a few movie mistakes...

Oscar-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies at 83

Posted By Drew Taylor on November 11, 2014
On Tina Fey's wonderfully weird "30 Rock," there was a running joke about how the megalomaniacal star Tracy Jordan (played, somewhat confusingly, by Tracy Morgan), was on the quest for achieving the mythical EGOT, meaning he wanted to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. He wanted to conquer the whole of the entertainment industry. Few have achieved this nearly mythical goal. But director Mike...

Best of Late Night TV: Julianne Hough's Phases Of Drunkenness and Chris Christie's Dancing (VIDEO)

Posted By Mehera Bonner on November 11, 2014
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" comes out this weekend, so naturally Jimmy Fallon sent one of his "Tonight Show" writers to the streets of New York City to...

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