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William Friedkin's "Bug" is one of five new pics repping the U.S. in an otherwise Europe-heavy Directors Fortnight, the Cannes Film Festival sidebar laced this year with beaucoup Gallic fare.
The names at the top of the Coachella bills responded by delivering energetic sets that thrilled the bejesus out of their fans and gave naysayers reason to pause.
At the tender age of 7, Coachella has navigated its way through the crossroads with agility and grace. Festivals, a business that was dying when this alt-rock-oriented, desert get-together was…
TV Land has greenlit "I Pity the Fool," a reality show starring Mr. T as a Dr. Phil-style help guru, and "Back to the Grind," featuring TV actors like Erik Estrada and Loni Anderson as they try to…
Richard Gere and Terrence Howard are in talks to star in "Spring Break in Bosnia," for which the Weinstein Co. has acquired North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights. "The…
New Line is fast-tracking development of Middle East political thriller "Rendition," with Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi") directing and Steve Golin producing through his Anonymous Content banner.
Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films are bringing sword-and-sorcery comicbook heroine "Red Sonja" back to the bigscreen. Avi Lerner and Danny Dimbort's Millennium will finance and produce the pic…
"American Idol" could finally be coming to a computer near you. After months of speculation over such plans, Fox is close to announcing it will sell digital downloads from the massively popular show.
Helmer M. Night Shyamalan hit Tribeca over the weekend to read from his upcoming tome "Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story."
With producer Margo Lion and New Line Cinema reteaming to present their second new tuner after the hit "Hairspray," it's only natural that John Waters and Marissa Jaret Winokur (who won a Tony for…