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    Beyoncé Joins Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried In 3D Animated 'Epic' + Thoughts On Celebs As Voice-Actors...

    In what will be her first movie project since taking time off for maternity leave, Beyoncé has signed up to voice-act in the 20th Century Fox 3D CG-animated picture titled Epic.

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    What Turns Flops Into Media Feeding Frenzies?

    Two Taylor Kitsch films. Two almost identical grosses. So why was one the focus of so many articles and the other almost totally ignored?

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    Immersed in Movies: VFX Vet Dean Wright Talks Directing Mexico Period Drama 'For Greater Glory'

    Dean Wright is the latest VFXer to cross over into directing with "For Greater Glory" (opening tomorrow in limited release), following in the footsteps of James Cameron, Peter Jackson, and Andrew Adamson...

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    VH1 To Air 'The Story of Yo! MTV Raps' Next Week; Remember When Tupac Assaulted The Hughes Bros?

    Next week Thursday, June 7 at 10 PM EST, VH1 will premiere Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps, which, as the title suggests, will take audiences on a trip down memory lane, looking at the popular series which ran from 1988 to 1995 with its original Yo! MTV Raps nam...

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    'Drive' Helmer Nicolas Winding Refn May Direct The ‘Button Man: The Killing Game’ For DreamWorks

    Nicolas Winding Refn, the arty genre director of "Drive," "Bronson" and "Valhalla Rising," is apparently planning a few chess moves ahead. And again, he's dabbling with Hollywood and major studios. The Danish filmmaker, already adapting a remake of "Logan's...

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    Film District Hires Three Marketing Execs and Gets a COO

    FilmDistrict has made three marketing hires: Tracy Pollard as senior VP creative advertising, Brad Goldberg as senior VP media, and Anna Baxter as senior VP digital marketing. Additionally, longtime FilmDistrict executive Adrian Alperovich, most recently president of acquisitions and operations...

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    Robert Iger Picks Ex-Warners Chief Alan Horn to Run Disney Studio; Sharp Choice

    This time Disney got it right. In the wake of Disney chairman Bob Iger's failed experiment in promoting from within, placing at the studio helm Disney Channel exec Rich Ross, who faced a learning curve in motion pictures and took the fall for $200-million write-off "John Carter," Iger has put ex-War...

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    Watch Trailer For Season 2 Of 'Boss' (Sanaa Lathan, T.I. Join Cast; Rotimi, James V. Meredith Return)

    I guess I should start watching Boss with season 2 set to premiere on Friday, August 17, on Starz; a few black actors of note on this show, as the below trailer for the upcoming new season shows, including the divine Sanaa Lathan, who joined the cast of the Golden Globe-winning drama ...

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    Disney Bumps 'Lone Ranger' Back To Independence Day 2013, Makes Minor Date Adjustment On 'Thor 2'

    You've just seen 20th Century Fox start to fill their 2014 slate and make some 2013 release date moves as well. Dreamworks & Disney's Steven Spielberg collaboration "Robopocalypse" just got pushed back an entire year (it hasn't started shooting yet) and now it's time fo...

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    Taylor Kitsch Says He Won't Be Finnick Odair In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    While the rumors continue to swirl about who will be playing Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," as fast as names pop up, they're being swatted down. Robert Pattinson was the first to pour cold water on claims he might be snagging the role, and just a couple of days aft...

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