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Rob Marshall Scoops Up Gotham Co-op

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Thanks to observant real estate canary Polly Wannacracker, we learned that Tony- and Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning stage and screen director Rob Marshall and his producer life partner John DeLuca shelled out almost $4.4 million for a carefully renovated co-operative apartment in a desirable prewar boutique building just off lower Fifth Avenue in the swanky heart… Read more »

Ryan Tedder Buys in BevHills … Again

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Two of our better-connected informants snitched that Grammy-winning songwriter and much-in-demand music producer Ryan Tedder surreptitiously shelled out, via an inscrutable corporate concern, nearly $12 million for a freshly rehabbed mid-’60s modern in the perennially popular and punishingly pricey Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills. The sophisticated yet laidback residence, overhauled and reinvigorated by renowned… Read more »

Shane Smith Spends Big for Henry Jaglom’s Villa Ruchello

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It would appear that Canadian-born and New York City-based journalist and mega-rich Vice Media mogul Shane Smith plans to spend more time on the Left Coast where, we first heard from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak and later circumstantially confirmed with property records, he’s shelled out an eye-popping $23 million for a magnificent, multi-acre Mediterranean… Read more »

Amy Schumer Talks to Jon Stewart About ‘Trainwreck’ Shooting: ‘It Broke My Heart’

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Jon Stewart’s final week on “The Daily Show” started off on a somber note. Amy Schumer opened up to Stewart on Monday about last month’s tragic movie theater shooting at a screening of her film “Trainwreck.” “That must have rocked you to your core,” Stewart said about the July 23 tragedy in Lafayette, La., that… Read more »

Picturehouse Targets U.S. With Documentary ‘World’

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Blighty’s largest arthouse exhibition chain, Picturehouse Cinemas, and its niche distribution label Picturehouse Entertainment, is the latest outfit to set its sights on the other side of the pond with its first U.S. theatrical release, documentary “How to Change the World,” skedded for September. The docu, directed by Jerry Rothwell, chronicles the early days of… Read more »

Coleen Gray, Star of ‘The Killing’ and ‘Kiss of Death,’ Dies at 92

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Coleen Gray, best known for her role in Stanley Kubrick’s heist thriller “The Killing,” died of natural causes on Monday at her home in Bel Air, Calif. She was 92. “My last dame is gone. Always had the feeling she’d be the last to go,” Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation,… Read more »

Lance Armstrong Movie ‘The Program,’ Drew Barrymore’s ‘Miss You Already’ to Play in Zurich

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BERLIN — Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong movie “The Program” and Catherine Hardwicke’s romantic comedy “Miss You Already,” starring Drew Barrymore, are among the Gala Premiere screenings at the 11th Zurich Film Festival, which runs Sept. 24-Oct. 4. “The Program,” which stars Ben Foster and Dustin Hoffman, is a biopic thriller about the rise and fall… Read more »

20th Century Fox Loads 2 Free Ultra HD Titles on WD’s Movie Drive — But There’s a Catch

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Studios been trying to push Ultra HD as the next big breakthrough in home entertainment for the last few years — promising a stunningly realistic visual experience — but the path to mainstream adoption is still riddled with obstacles. The latest partnership struck by 20th Century Fox illustrates the nature of the problem. The studio is preloading just eight titles on WD’s new $90… Read more »

Scripps Networks Q2 Profit Rises 25% On Lower Costs, Higher Fees

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Scripps Networks Interactive said its second-quarter profit rose a little more than 25% as it reduced corporate costs and was able to secure small increases in revenue from its distributors and advertisers. The Knoxville, Tenn., owner of Food Network and HGTV said net income came to $193.7 million, or $1.49 a share, compared with $153.8… Read more »