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VH1 Cancels Plans for ‘Osbournes’ Reboot

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VH1 has gone off the rails of “The Osbournes” train. The Viacom-owned network has scrapped plans for a reboot of “The Osbournes,” the MTV show that focused on Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly Osbourne that ignited the famous family reality TV format, Variety has confirmed. Sharon Osbourne announced the news of the revamp in November… Read more »

Patience Key To Success in China, Say Milken Panelists

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A panel of Hollywood filmmakers who have gained a foothold in China said the key to doing business — and winning audiences —  is to treat the Chinese as partners, rather than a market to be exploited. Executives from Lionsgate, STX Entertainment, IM Global and Relativity Media told an audience Monday at the Milken Global… Read more »

‘Penny Dreadful’ Clothing Line to Debut at Hot Topic

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Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” has devised a new way for fans to show their devotion to the gothic horror series, with a clothing line set to debut at Hot Topic ahead of the season two premiere. Variety can exclusively reveal that CBS Consumer Products and Showtime have partnered with Hot Topic for a “Penny Dreadful”-inspired collection… Read more »

Peter Hoffman Convicted on Tax Credit Fraud in Louisiana

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A federal jury in New Orleans has found producer-attorney Peter Hoffman and producer-actor Michael Arata guilty of defrauding a state tax credit program of $1.1 million. Hoffman, his wife, Susan, and Arata were found guilty Monday of conspiracy to wire fraud in connection with the rehabilitation of a 155-year-old mansion that they converted into a… Read more »

Robert Wittman’s Art Crime Project ‘Priceless’ in the Works at Cross Creek

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Cross Creek Pictures has optioned the movie rights to Robert Wittman’s 2010 memoir “Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures.” Wittman joined the FBI in 1988 and gained a reputation within the bureau for solving art theft cases, helping to locate paintings by Norman Rockwell, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet…. Read more »

Lionsgate Sets ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ for Aug. 7 U.S. Release

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Lionsgate has set an Aug. 7 release in the U.S. for the stop-motion “Shaun the Sheep Movie” from StudioCanal and Aardman Animations. The film, a spinoff of the long-running TV series, has already grossed $54 million in its international release. “Shaun the Sheep” airs in over 170 territories, the title character was first seen in… Read more »

Viola Davis Developing Harriet Tubman Movie at HBO

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Viola Davis is attached to star in an HBO telepic about the life of Harriet Tubman, the activist who helped devise a system that allowed hundreds of slaves to escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Davis is developing the project with Amblin TV and writer Kirk Ellis, who has penned historical projects for HBO… Read more »

‘L.A. Beer,’ First Web Series Filmed With Live Studio Audience, to Launch

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Say “Cheers!” to the first-ever sitcom Web series taped in front of a live studio audience, “L.A. Beer.” Set in a microbrewery, the workplace comedy follows a group of beer lovers and brewers as they compete in a growing industry. The series stars Sam Daly (“Hot in Cleveland”), Arianna Ortiz, Kevin High, Alicia Ying, standup… Read more »

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′ Casts Brian Tee as Shredder

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“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2″ has cast Brian Tee (“The Wolverine”) as iconic villain Shredder, Variety has learned exclusively. He’ll join Megan Fox (April O’Neil), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), Stephen Amell (Casey Jones) and Tyler Perry (Baxter Stockman) in the Paramount sequel. Michael Bay will once again produce with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller… Read more »