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    SKY1's "Mount Pleasant" Gets Second Season; Co-Stars Angela Griffin

    U.K. satellite network Sky1 has announced that a second season of its dramedy Mount Pleasant has been commissioned. Mount Pleasant is a light-hearted show that follows the life of main-character Lisa and the day-to-day adventures she has with her husband, friends, and family. Season 2 will be nine episodes long, and will also include a Christmas special.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    IMDb Launches Free Entertainment News App

    Sign me up, Col. On the same week that Google Buzz is biting the dust, the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb) is launching IMDb Buzz, a free entertainment news app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It is now available for download worldwide on the App Store. Col Needham, founder and CEO of IMDb is "laser-focused on building an unrivaled portfolio of leading entertainment apps,” he states. “In the last month alone, we’ve launched IMDb Buzz (an entertainment news app) and IMDb Trivia (our first foray into games). In both cases, we built a dedicated, platform-optimized app focused on features that IMDb’s more than 110 million monthly unique visitors worldwide spend the most time consuming on our site: entertainment news and trivia respectively.”

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    Angela Bassett Gives Gayle King A Piece Of "The Mountaintop" Performance

    The Mountaintop officially opened October 13th and in the clip below, Angela Bassett chats with Gayle King about the play, working with Sam Jackson and gives you a teaser performance of what to expect.

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  • The Playlist
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    Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey & Sam Worthington Star In Simon West's 3D CG Mo-Cap 'Thunder Run'

    WTF Look out "Magic Mike," a new movie is coming to town that's gonna try and rival you in the beefcake department. But don't worry, it also sounds like one hundred bad ideas someone put together in a blender before hitting frappé.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Indie Spirit Awards 2012 Return to Saturday Afternoon on the Beach in Santa Monica

    Film Independent's 27th annual Spirit Awards will be held Saturday, February 25--they are always held the day before the Oscars--and broadcast exclusively on IFC. Once again, the ceremony will take place under a tent on the windy beaches of Santa Monica. Nominees will be announced on November 29; Film Independent members and all past Spirit Award winners and nominees are able to vote.

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    AFM News: Sean Penn To Direct Robert De Niro and Kristin Wiig in The Comedian

    Sean Penn will direct Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig in The Comedian. Art Linson and Jeffrey Ross wrote the script to be produced by Linson, De Niro and Jon Kilik. Production is slated for Spring 2012, and FilmNation is handling international sales at the upcoming American Film Market (they've also got Gambit, Relativity's Snow White, Wettest County, Looper, Under the Skin, The Oranges, Terrence Malick's untitled film and more).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Butler, Worthington & McConaughey Set for CG 3-D Thunder Run: True Story from Baghdad Front Lines

    As Marc Forster's biopic Machine Gun Preacher stumbles at the box office and Ralph Fiennes' upcoming Shakespeare drama Coriolanus is more likely to play for the Academy crowd than general audiences, Gerard Butler is heading back toward action fare. He's set to star with Sam Worthington and Matthew McConaughey in Iraq war movie Thunder Run, a CG 3-D action-thriller from macho director Simon West (Con Air, Tomb Raider, The Mechanic).

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  • The Playlist
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    Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Sarah Silverman & Jessica Biel Vie For 'Burt Wonderstone'

    Judy Greer Also In The MixNow that the forever gestating comedy "Burt Wonderstone" has its two leads in Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, the hunt is on to find a beautiful woman to star opposite these two guys, and the shortlist revealed by Deadline is pretty formidable.

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    'True Blood' Star Deborah Ann Woll, Hailee Steinfeld & Dave Franco Eye Period Comedy 'Rosaline'

    By Ryan Sartor. Deborah Ann Woll, Hailee Steinfeld and Dave Franco have received offers to star in the Fox 2000 period comedy “Rosaline,” Variety reports. The title refers to the woman Romeo was fixated on at the beginning of “Romeo and Juliet” before falling in love with the one who died beside him. The film will be told from Rosaline’s point-of-view and set in 16th century Verona using modern language, a scenario that will no doubt drive Baz Luhrmann purists up a wall—and annoy a few Shakespeare fans as well. 14-year-old Steinfeld would be playing Juliet, with 26-year-old Franco taking on the role of Romeo and Woll as Rosaline. Creepy age difference aside, the film is a great opportunity for all three actors to show they can carry a movie—though some would argue Steinfeld already proved that with “True Grit.” The project is waiting to receive a greenlight from the studio, so no deals have been made and everything regarding the production is tentative. And as you might remember, the filmmakers tried to get Keira Knightley and Lily Collins during the summer to no avail and we'd reckon a thumbs up to start filming will be determined by getting a cast in place first.

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    Melissa McCarthy Crowned Queen of Comedy; EW Comedy Issue Features Funny Women

    EW crowns Melissa McCarthy the new Queen of Comedy on the cover of their Comedy Issue. The Bridesmaids, Mike & Molly and SNL star--not the typical Hollywood leading lady--"gives you faith in the industry," says her Bridesmaids director Paul Feig. Of her success, and dismissing notions that she'd rather be a clothes hanger type of star, she says: "I think I’m more confident than I’ve ever felt in my life. I always thought it was worth the fight. Now I know it is.”

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