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Hangover and Kung Fu Panda Sequels Add Up for Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Ever

The Hangover Part II

The Hangover Part II broke several records, becoming the biggest debut ever for a live-action comedy and the biggest opening week ever for an R-rated comedy, according to Box Office Mojo.

The sequel to 2009's The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, grossed an estimated $86.5 million over the weekend and $118.1 million since the film's Thursday opening.

Pirates plunders $90 million at the box office

Because of its early Thursday release, The Hangover Part II ranks behind the latest Pirates as the.... read more

Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen Make It Official on Cannes Red Carpet

Michael Sheen and Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen seemingly confirmed their relationship, appearing together on a red carpet at the Cannes film festival, People reports...
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Louis C.K. on Finding TV Success: "I'm Still Terrified"

Louie CK

Louis C.K. says he's thankful for the success of his FX series, Louie. But he's still a little freaked out.

"I'm still terrified of putting on a bad show," the 43-year-old comedian told reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "There's still a lot of pressure."

FX renews Louie, orders pilot from Reno 911 team

Louie was renewed last August, five weeks into its Season 1 run. 2010 also brought Louis C.K. success on... read more

Top Moments: Modern Family Comes Up Short, Top Chef's Avian Rap

Modern Family

Our top moments of the week:

9. Some Things Never Change Award: On the season finale of Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti tries to find love for Stacy Kessler — a millionairess whom she threw out of her office earlier in the season. But history repeats itself when Stacy shows her date a cringe-worthy, self-made DVD about preparing for a lingerie shoot, which promptly ends the date, and her relationship with Patti -- again.

8. Scariest Stare-Down: Unsurprisingly, former heavyweight champ Patrick "Lights" Leary throws some blood-splattering punches in the Lights Out premiere. But his most threatening confrontation comes when the big bruiser silently stares down daughter Ava's secret boyfriend, "Brent from Brunswick," after the two... read more

Does The Class of 2014 Know Jack (Kevorkian)?

Clint Eastwood

Their parents' favorite sitcoms keep showing up as movies, and rock bands have always played at presidential inaugural parties. At least that's how it seems to the incoming college class of 2014, according to an annual survey of college freshman.

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Fellow Filmmakers Call for Roman Polanski's Release

Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen want Roman Polanski released from a Swiss Jail.

The two directors and more than 100 other filmmakers and actors have signed a petition voicing their objection to Polanski's arrest on 32-year-old charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl, according to E! News.

News: Roman Polanski arrested in Switzerland

Zurich authorities took the 76-year-old Oscar-winning director of The Pianist into custody Saturday. Polanksi, who also directed Chinatown and Rosemary's Baby, fled the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with the underage girl. The Swiss Justice Ministry... read more

Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins Join Woody Allen Film

Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins

Woody Allen has found his newest leading men in Josh Brolin and Anthony Hopkins. The actors are the first to be cast in Allen's new ensemble film.

In typical cryptic Allen fashion, details ...
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I don't get why people like ...

Question: I don't get why people like Mark are begrudging Isaiah Washington getting work. I am one of the gayest gay men you'll ever meet, and though I was really unhappy with the reports of what he said, I've also seen him apologize and do volunteer work in pro-gay PSAs. He seems sincere in his attempt at redemption, which is more than you can say for most celebrities involved in scandals of this sort. I have a big problem with him being let go from Grey's Anatomy. If they had fired him immediately, that would have made sense to me. But to fire him at the end of the season, after the effort he put into apologizing and making things right? That was nuts. Am I naive to think that Isaiah is getting another chance because Ben Silverman is listening to Washington's claims that his gay cast mate is fudging accounts of what happened? Help me understand: Why do so many folks not want to see him on TV anymore? Answer: To be honest, I think what rattled so many cages was the speed with which ... read more

Is Nine Katie Holmes' Number? And More Movie News!

Casting is under way for director Rob Marshall's adaptation of the musical Nine, and thus far Katie Holmes, Demi Moore and Chicago's Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones have thrown their hats into the ring, says the New York Post.... Woody Allen hopes that his new (of course) untitled film, starring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and (of course) Scarlett Johansson, will do for Barcelona what Manhattan did for the Big Apple.... Richard Roundtree has boarded the Wachowskis' live-action Speed Racer, playing a driver turned commentator who's a hero to Speed and a sex machine to all the chicks. read more

Waylaid by Woody Allen, an Actress Gets Fired! Up

Annabelle Gurwitch, Fired!

Getting fired is never fun. But Annabelle Gurwitch's journey to the unemployment line was particularly unpleasant: Not long after she landed a dream gig in a Woody Allen play, the neurotic nebbish complained that she looked "retarded" and promptly sacked her. The comic actress — who's best known for her six-year stint as cohost of TBS' Dinner & a Movie — was devastated. How could she fight back? By mining her experience for laughs, of course! First she published a personal essay in Show People magazine. Next she organized a series of performances, both in Los Angeles and New York, where celebrities like Illeana Douglas and writer read more

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