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Hulu’s ‘Hotwives of Orlando’ Cast Revels in Skewering Reality TV Cliches

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Hulu’s upcoming “Hotwives of Orlando” adds a new flair to the parody genre, taking the opportunity to add real characters to the “Real Housewives” spoof. While it’s clear that the show is drawn from the successful franchise of reality programs, the streaming comedy adds a hint of traditional comedic storytelling to the mix. “You follow… Read more »

Watch: Reese Witherspoon Screams It Out in First Trailer for ‘Wild’

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The first trailer for Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild” shows her character living up to the movie title. Witherspoon plays a self-destructive woman who tries to erase years of drug abuse and reckless sex with a hiking expedition. “Dallas Buyers Club” helmer Jean-Marc Vallee directed the drama based on Cheryl Strayed’s hit memoir of the same title…. Read more »

Amazon’s ‘The After’: Creator Chris Carter ‘Needed a Good Break’ After ‘The X-Files’

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“X-Files” creator Chris Carter will soon return to screens with Amazon Studios’ “The After,” more than ten years after Fox’s cult sci-fi hit left the air. While an airdate for the Amazon Prime Instant Video series has yet to be announced beyond an “early 2015″ window, during a panel at the Television Critics Assn. summer press… Read more »

Tracy Morgan Released From Rehabilitation Center

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Tracy Morgan has been released from rehab and will continue his recovery efforts at home following a June 7 car crash that left him injured and a fellow comedian dead. The news comes on the heels of a lawsuit that Morgan has filed against Walmart. It alleges that the retail giant acted negligently by allowing… Read more »

Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Season 1 to Debut Late September, ‘Bosch’ Premiering Early 2015

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Amazon’s new original drama “Transparent” will debut on Amazon Prime in late September, creator Jill Soloway announced Saturday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour. All ten episodes of the series will premiere at once through Amazon Prime Instant Video, in the so-called “binge” model popularized by Netflix. Decisions have not yet been made on… Read more »

Fired ‘Opie and Anthony’ Host Anthony Cumia: ‘I Will Never Apologize’

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Anthony Cumia, fired host of Sirius XM’s “Opie and Anthony Show,” defended himself today during his first post-scandal TV appearance. Cumia was given the boot after making racially-charged comments on Twitter last week. “I will never apologize for this; I didn’t do anything wrong,” Cumia said on Fox’s “Red Eye” on Saturday morning, as reported… Read more »

Sherry Lansing on Female Film Execs, Hollywood Movies, Cancer Research, Education

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Sherry Lansing, the former prexy of 20th Century Fox, and chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week with her husband, William Friedkin, who received the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema. Lansing, who played a leading role in the success of… Read more »