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Paramount Will Release Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' In Late 2013

After distributing his most recent run of films, Paramount will continue their relationship with Martin Scorsese by releasing his financial drama, "The Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Paramount distributed Scorsese and DiCaprio's "Shutter Island"...
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 17, 2012 1:55 PM
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National Geographic Increases Security as Upcoming 'SEAL Team Six' Release Fuels Threats

The National Geographic Channel has had to dramatically increase security at its Washington headquarters in the wake of an influx of threats over its upcoming film "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden." The threats are reportedly coming from Muslim extremist groups.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 17, 2012 1:43 PM
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In the Works: Kruger & Yelchin '5 to 7,' Cruise Eyes 'Our Name Is Adam,' Lee Daniels May Direct Amy Adams as Janis Joplin

Tom Cruise signs on to another sci-fi project, while Lee Daniels tackles rock queen Janis Joplin in "Get It While You Can."
  • By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna
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  • October 17, 2012 1:18 PM
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'Silver Linings Playbook' Star De Niro Gets Into Oscar Race with a Push from Santa Barbara

Robert De Niro may land his first Oscar nomination in 20 years for his moving supporting turn as Bradley Cooper's father in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." De Niro has won two Oscars (for the second "Godfather" film and "Raging Bull") but he has not been nominated since Martin Scorsese's "Cape Fear." 
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 16, 2012 7:56 PM
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Red Bull Posts Baumgartner Sky Dive Video, Gets Eight Million Live Views [UPDATE]

No, Red Bull did not use Tom Petty's "Free Falling" as background music, nor does this slick after-the-fact video capture the real-time anxiety of watching Austrian Felix Baumgartner, 43, take his record-setting, sound-barrier breaking stratospheric 127,900-foot jump, 24 miles above Roswell, New Mexico.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 16, 2012 4:16 PM
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Attention Screenwriters: The Black List Expands & Will Evaluate Your Scripts

The annual Black List, which features Hollywood's most liked screenplays (including this year's "Django Unchained," "Looper," "The Impossible" and "Argo"), is expanding.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 16, 2012 3:17 PM
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'Codependent Lesbian Space Alien' and 'Delta Boys' Debut on VOD Through Sundance Artists Services Program

Making their digital premieres today, through the Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program, are "Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" and "Delta Boys."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 16, 2012 2:57 PM
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DreamWorks' Spielberg, Katzenberg & Geffen Give $90 million to Motion Picture & Television Fund

The Motion Picture & Television Fund has received a hefty donation from the three founders of DreamWorks SKG; Steven Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg and David Geffen will each give $30 million to the campaign to help ensure the MPTF's charitable programs and services are available to those in need, and so the program may continue to grow.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 16, 2012 2:27 PM
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Bumble Ward Talks Leaving Fox

Bumble Ward is out as PR chief at Twentieth Century Fox. "It was a mutual parting of the ways," she says. Her contract expires February 29, 2013, but she left the studio Monday. "We had different approaches."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 16, 2012 1:51 PM
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'Clouds Over Cuba' Interactive Doc Launches on 50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis; JFK Live Tweets

American history nuts, take note: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum launched interactive multimedia documentary "Clouds Over Cuba" today, the exact day Soviet missiles were discovered in Cuba 50 years ago, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 16, 2012 1:40 PM
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