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With Bryan Singer's Accuser Talking Sex Rings, Hollywood Is on Edge

thewrap.com – I haven't seen Hollywood on edge like this since the Anthony Pellicano allegations started sweeping the town close to a decade ago. My phone rang off the hook yesterday with nervous executives and top lawyers looking for information about what Michael Egan knows, who he plans to implicate next and what evidence might he have. 1 day 4 hours ago via donnieyen
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Matt Bean Makes Changes at Entertainment Weekly

feedproxy.google.com – New Entertainment Weekly editor Matt Bean, a Time Inc. Sport Illustrated editorial star who took over from Jess Cagle (who now runs People), ismaking changes. Gone is film critic Owen Gleiberman, replaced by younger staffers like Chris Nashawaty. Last week, Bean imported Kyle Ryan of The Onion A.V. Club to run EW.com. 1 day 5 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Cannes: Latido Lines Up “Maracanazo: The Legend” (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Preparing for Cannes, and the Brazil FIFA soccer World Cup, Latido Films has taken international sales rights to “Maracanazo: The Football Legend,” the human story behind still one of the biggest sporting upsets in history: the 1950 Brazil vs. Uruguay soccer World Cup final. Directed by Sebastian Bednarik and Andres Varela, and mixing... 1 day 6 hours ago via brucelee
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Nikki Rocco Retiring In December After Nearly 50 Years at Universal Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Nikki Rocco, the first female president of a theatrical distribution division at a major studio, will retire in December from Universal Pictures, where she has worked for nearly 50 years. Rocco, who has been the head of U’s domestic distribution since 1996, will retain a consulting position with the studio. 1 day 7 hours ago via jetli
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Bryan Singer's Lawyer Slams Sex Allegations in Detailed Response: We Have Proof My Client Was Not in Hawaii (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – “X-Men” director Bryan Singer's attorney is firing back at claims that his client molested Michael Egan in Hawaii nearly 15 years ago, which were alleged in a lawsuit filed in federal court last week. Hollywood veteran lawyer Marty Singer provided TheWrap with the following detailed response to Egan attorney Jeff Herman's suggestion Monday that Singer was trying to intimidate him and his client with a defamation countersuit, as well as details on why Singer claims Egan's allegations were “fabricated.” 1 day 18 hours ago via donnieyen
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Hollywood Sex Ring: Who Are the Latest Alleged Suspects

thewrap.com – Michael Egan — the man who's suing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer for allegedly sexually abusing him when he was a minor — filed lawsuits against show-business notables Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard on Monday. In the interest of bringing readers up to speed, here is a breakdown on the latest suspects in the budding Hollywood sex-ring scandal:

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Bryan Singer Accuser's Lawyer Was Suspended for 'Conduct Involving Dishonesty' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Jeff Herman, attorney for the man suing the "X-Men" director for alleged sexual abuse, was suspended in Florida for, among other things, investing in a company with interests adverse to a clien 2 days 1 hour ago via jetli
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Jeonju Film Fest to Proceed Solemnly as South Korea Mourns Shipwreck

feedproxy.google.com – The top indie/arthouse event won't be rolling out the red carpet as the Asian country remains shocked by a shipwreck that has left hundreds of schoolchildren missing. 2 days 1 hour ago via jetli
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PGA Awards Sets 2015 Timeline

deadline.com – The Producers Guild of America announced today the opening of the submissions and key deadlines for consideration for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards. The 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Submission deadlines and other key dates for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards are as follows:

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Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to Return for the 87th Annual Academy Awards

comingsoon.net – The Motion picture, television and theater producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are set to return to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 87th Oscars will air live on the ABC Television Network on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015. 2 days 3 hours ago via brucelee
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‘Midnight Rider’ Investigation Handed Over To District Attorney For Examination

deadline.com – The investigation into the February death of crew member Sarah Jones on the Georgia set of Midnight Rider was turned over this morning to the Wayne County District Attorney’s office by the Wayne County Sheriff’s office, the local authority that has been investigating the 27-year-old camera assistant’s death. They will be discussing the case with state authorities who will then take the matter under consideration whether to pursue criminal charges. 2 days 5 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Average Movie Ticket Price Lowers to $7.96 in First Quarter

feedproxy.google.com – The cost of going to the cinema usually falls following a glut of 3D titles during the year-end holidays. 2 days 6 hours ago via jackiechan
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Make That a Large Popcorn, Actually – Moviegoers’ Costs Went Down in First Quarter

thewrap.com – Going to the movies got a little more reasonable in the first quarter, if you consider $7.96 reasonable. That was the average price of a movie ticket, according to data released Monday by the National Association of Theater Owners. See photos: 49 Summer Movies on Our Radar: From ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ to Tina Fey's Next Comedy (Photos) It's down from the $8.35 average in last year's fourth quarter, which was up in large due to the presence of “Gravity” and “The Hobbit: 2 days 7 hours ago via jackiechan
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Bryan Singer Allegations Part of Upcoming Sex Abuse Documentary

variety.com – Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg has spent the last two years working on a scandalous new documentary about sex abuse in Hollywood that includes allegations about Bryan Singer, Variety has confirmed. Michael Egan, who filed a lawsuit this week alleging Singer raped him as a teenager, has been cooperating with Berg on her documentary. 5 days 38 min ago via jackiechan
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James Franco’s Ex-Manager Sued By Partner For Skimming Money Off Actor’s Commissions

deadline.com – Last fall my colleague Mike Fleming Jr. reported that James Franco and his manager of almost two decades Miles Levy had parted ways. Today, according to a multi-claim complaint filed in LA Superior Court, we may have a sense of what really happened. “Box office star James Franco’s recently fired talent and financial managers, Defendents Miles Levy and Steve Blatt, conspired to, and did by fraudulent means, embezzle significant sums in commissions due James Levy Management for nearly a decade,” says the filing for a jury trial (read it here). 5 days 1 hour ago via jackiechan
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