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‘Top Gear’ Team to Produce Auto Show for Amazon

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LONDON — The former presenters from hit BBC show “Top Gear” — Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May — have signed a deal with Amazon to produce a new motoring show for its streaming service, Amazon Prime. The new show will launch next year and will be produced by former “Top Gear” executive Andy… Read more »

Film Review: ‘I Am Chris Farley’

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Arriving a few short months after Brett Morgen’s “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” and Asif Kapadia’s “Amy,” Derik Murray and Brent Hodge’s “I Am Chris Farley” is the summer’s third documentary study of a gifted entertainer who self-destructed in the prime of life. Of the three, it’s by far the most upbeat, which is both… Read more »

Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ Heads for September Release in Korea

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Record-breaking Indian comedy drama “PK” will get a theatrical release in South Korea in September. Specialty distributor WAW Pictures has announced a Sept. 3 date for the Rajkumar Hirani-directed picture fronted by Indian superstar Aamir Khan. The UTV / Disney-backed picture was an unsurprising hit in India and normal diaspora market, but also obliterated box… Read more »

Jesse Owens Biopic Pulled from Relativity Hours Ahead of Expected Bankruptcy (EXCLUSIVE)

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In the frantic days leading up to Relativity Media’s much-anticipated bankruptcy, producers have been scrambling to remove their film projects from the mini-studio — in hopes that the pics won’t become hopelessly mired in what could be a protracted legal proceeding. The makers of a Jesse Owens biopic to star Anthony Mackie, set to begin… Read more »

Julia Roberts’ ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ Pushed Back to Nov. 20

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STX Entertainment has moved its crime thriller “The Secret in Their Eyes” back a month from Oct. 23 to Nov. 20 — when it will launch against Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.” “The Secret in Their Eyes,” a remake of the 2009 Oscar-winning Argentinian film of the same name, stars Julia  Roberts,… Read more »

Relativity’s Post-Bankruptcy Era Could Be Fraught, Experts Predict

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Relativity Media insiders and allies of Ryan Kavanaugh are hoping the founder/CEO will remain in charge of the company amid an orderly reorganization. But those familiar with the state of the studio and with previous Chapter 11 cases warn: the coming months will be anything but tame. Kavanaugh takes the position that the business he… Read more »

Your Mama Hears: Kevin Spacey Wants to Sell L.A. Estate

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SELLER: Kevin Spacey LOCATION: Los Angeles PRICE: (allegedly) around $16,000,000 SIZE: 6,595 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: We hear from a long time associate with strong ties to the celebrity real estate whirligig — let’s call her Caren Cracklebush — that much decorated and beaver busy actor and producer Kevin Spacey,… Read more »

Aurora Theater Shooting Trial: James Holmes’ Mother Says ‘Schizophrenia Chose Him’

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Arlene Holmes, the mother of convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, testified on Wednesday that she and her husband were unaware that their son was having suicidal and homicidal thoughts, or that he was afflicted with a “serious mental illness,” before his July 20, 2012 rampage in which 12 people were killed and 70 others… Read more »