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The social swirl for the month of August got under way this past weekend with fundraisers, celebrity parties and a feast that could make Italy jealous.
In Montauk, actress Julianne Moore and her husband, director Bart Freundlich were honorary co-chairs at the yearly Diamond in the Rough Gala, whose proceeds benefit the restoration and upkeep of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center....Read more »
The "Ghostbusters" franchise may be getting a female-led reboot thanks to director Paul Feig, known for his women-driven comedies like "The Heat" and "Bridesmaids," according to Variety.com.
The news of a "Ghostbusters" reboot comes after Ivan Reitman, the original director of "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II," dropped out of directing "Ghostbusters 3" in March, reports Variety.
It...Read more »
Disney announced Friday that the upcoming live-action and animated film "The Jungle Book," has found its Baloo.
Funnyman Bill Murray will fill Disney's bear necessity by voicing Mowgli's fun-loving, furry pal.
According to Variety.com, Murray joins Disney's already impressive cast, which is to include Chirstopher Walken as King Louie; Giancarlo Esposito as Akela; Ben Kingsley as...Read more »
The host of “The Daily Show” will make his writing and directing debut with “Rosewater” on Nov. 7. The film's distributor, Open Road Films, officially announced the release date Friday.
“Rosewater” is not a documentary but a narrative feature based on Mazair Behari's memoir “Then They Came for Me.” Gael Garcia Bernal will play Behari, a Canadian journalist arrested by Iranian authorities and...Read more »
Kristen Stewart, the star of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” the action-fantasy hit from 2012, has been dropped from the upcoming sequel.
Instead, “The Huntsman” will be an origin story of sorts that focuses on Chris Hemsworth's character, Eric, and the evil queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron, before they ever met Stewart's Snow White. Universal announced today that the film is slated...Read more »
Paramount Pictures Australia made what some Twitter users called a major “PR fail” on Tuesday.
In an attempt to promote the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie, Paramount Australia’s verified Twitter account (@ParamountAU) tweeted a photo of the movie poster with a scene that is eerily similar to the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the Twin Towers in Manhattan.
The poster shows the four turtles jumping from an exploding skyscraper. And, to make it worse, the movie has a Sept. 11 release date in Australia.
"Check out the official poster for #TMNT in cinemas September 11," @ParamountAU tweeted.
Some Twitter users think people are being oversensitive about the incident.
“@paramountau there are some really twisted people that keep associating any exploding building with the 9/11 incident, the TMNT poster is ok,” @DjArthurC tweeted.
But others disagree.
“Going to hope @ParamountAU realizes their insensitivity regarding the TMNT release date and poster,” @rnboskye tweeted.
Paramount has since deleted the tweet.
According to TMZ, a rep for Paramount Australia said, "We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia.”
The movie is expected to hit theaters on Aug. 8 in the United States but it won’t be released until Sept. 11 in Australia.
“Combining that image and date was a mistake,” a rep for Paramount Australia said, according to TMZ. “We intended no offense and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use."
The Hamptons were full of fundraisers this weekend, and big celebrity names were there to both host and attend.
The Super Saturday fundraiser, an event that was hosted this year by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan, is a world-famous designer garage sale, with luxury name brands discounted up to 50%. Last year, the event raised more than $3 million, with proceeds going to the Ovarian Cancer...Read more »
The Griffins are headed to Springfield, in Fox's highly anticipated "Family Guy," "The Simpsons" crossover episode.
According to a Fox news release, the special one-hour show, "The Simpson Guy," will be the Sept. 28, 2014, season premiere of "Family Guy."
The episode, according to the Entertainment Weekly website, EW.com, will find the Griffin family on a road trip that takes them...Read more »
Planning to sing your heart out when "American Idol" comes to Long Island on Wednesday?
Senior supervising producer Patrick Lynn has some insider tips you should know first.
Lynn, who has been with the show since its debut in 2002, has seen a slew of stars pass through during the 13 seasons of "Idol," so he knows what it takes to make an impression. The two main things they're looking...Read more »
You probably know the actor, who's shown up in just about everything form “Star Trek: Into Darkness” to “August: Osage County.” But who's the guy he's playing?
To computer geeks and World War II buffs, Alan Turing is a heroic and tragic figure. A brilliant British mathematician, he was hired by the government to help crack the Germans' legendary Enigma codes, and in the process helped invent...Read more »