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'The Newsroom's' Third Season Will Be Its Last

January 14th, 2014 10:17am EST
The Newsroom
HBO series "The Newsroom" is getting canceled following its third season. According to the network, Aaron Sorkin's drama will begin production on its final season this spring.

HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo said on Monday: "The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin - smart, riveting and thought-provoking. I'm sure this farewell season will be one to remember."

"The Newroom" centers on a cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels), his executive producer (Emily Mortimer),
newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison  Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn) and their boss (Sam Watersto...

The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 2014 9:03am EST
Dumb and Dumber
No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...

Jeff Daniels Begins Filming On 'Dumb & Dumber' Sequel Following Emmy Win

September 24th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
Jeff daniels & Jim Carrey
Jeff Daniels jetted to Atlanta, Georgia, following his Emmy win for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" trophy for "The Newsroom" on Sunday in order to work on the upcoming "Dumb and Dumber" sequel.

Daniels was the surprise winner in a category that saw competition from heavyweights including Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards"), and Damian Lewis ("Homeland.")

The actor had to skip the after parties in order to start shooting "Dumb and Dumber To" on Monday morning.

He plays Harry Dunne in the sequel to the 1994 flick and has promis...

Jeff Daniels shoots Dumb & Dumber sequel after Emmys triumph

September 23rd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels had little time to celebrate his Emmy Awards win on Sunday (23Sep13) because he had to get straight to work on the forthcoming Dumb And Dumber sequel.

The actor was the surprise winner of the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy for his part in The Newsroom, beating out competition from strong contenders like Jon Hamm, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey, Damian Lewis and Hugh Bonneville.

But Daniels couldn't stay out too late partying in Hollywood as he had to be in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday morning (23Sep13) to start shooting Dumb And Dumber To.

Daniels is reprising ...

'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Lead 2013 Emmy Awards

September 23rd, 2013 7:31am EDT
Breaking Bad
'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' were the big winners at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night.

The critically acclaimed Bryan Cranston-starring show - which is due to conclude later this month after five seasons - was lauded with the night's top prize for Best Drama and actress Anna Gunn, who plays Skyler White, added to the accolades with a Best Supporting Actress trophy.

Show creator and writer Vince Gilligan admitted he didn't expect the victory as he took the stage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

He said: "I did not see this coming. I thought this was going to be '...

Jeff Daniels lifting weights to slim down for The Newsroom

August 12th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Jeff Daniels
Actor Jeff Daniels has taken up early morning weight training to help him slim down for his lead role in U.S. drama The Newsroom.

The Dumb & Dumber star, who plays news anchor Will McAvoy in the series, admits he needed to get creative with his exercise regime because lackluster gym sessions were not helping him lose weight.

He says, "Kettle bells have been my thing because for Newsroom (sic), the anchor's got to stay in shape and so you go to work at six in the morning and I'm like, 'What can I do at like four, 4.30 in the morning?' So I got these kettle bells and started doing all this ...

Jeff Daniels Scores A Hole In One

July 24th, 2013 2:16pm EDT
Jeff Daniels
Actor Jeff Daniels is celebrating a new sporting achievement after scoring a hole-in-one during a round of golf at the Polo Fields Golf Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday.

The "Newsroom" star showed off the feat by posting a photo of his celebratory moment on Twitter alongside the caption, "133yds. 8 iron into a stiff wind. Power Draw. No roll up and trickle in; a slam dunk. Two witnesses."

He later marked the date and location of the hole-in-one on the ball so he could keep it as a souvenir.

Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...

Jeff Daniels: 'Actors shouldn't pilot planes'

July 15th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Jeff Daniels
Dumb & Dumber star Jeff Daniels has resisted the urge to learn how to fly a plane because he doesn't think stars like John Travolta and Tom Cruise should be pilots.

The actor travels around America in his beloved recreational vehicle (RV) and he rents property when he needs to be in one place for a few months.

Refusing to settle down in his native Michigan and fly back and forth on private jets, Daniels insists he would rather save his money and resist the temptation to become his own pilot.

He says, "You get a private jet and then you want to fly it... and I've never been able to get pa...

Jeff Daniels pens song about road rage encounter

July 14th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Jeff Daniels
Dumb & Dumber and The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels opened funnyman Craig Ferguson's U.S. late night show on Friday (12Jul13) with a comedy musical ditty about a road rage encounter, called Have a Good Life and Die.

Appearing on the show as a guest, the actor later revealed the song was inspired by a real-life event in Toronto, Canada.

He told the host, "I pulled up to a light. It turned green - the international colour for 'you can go now', even in Canada, and a Canadian walked in front of me, I hit the brakes, saved his life and he lost his mind.

"He was banging on the hood, screaming in ...

Jeff Daniels Confirms 'Dumb And Dumber To' Will Begin Filming In September

July 10th, 2013 10:41am EDT
Jeff Daniels
The sequel to the comedy classic Dumb And Dumber will be released on the 20th anniversary of the original movie, according to the film's star Jeff Daniels.

Daniels and Jim Carrey will reprise their roles as unfortunate duo Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas in the follow-up to the 1994 film and, after a series of delays, Dumb and Dumber To looks set for release in 2014.

Bobby and Peter Farrelly, the writers and directors behind the original and current movie, managed to secure new funding from executives at Universal Pictures last month after the project was dropped by a rival studio, and ...

Jeff Daniels: 'Gandolfini got me a Broadway pay rise'

June 20th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Jeff Daniels
Actor Jeff Daniels has revealed his late Broadway co-star James Gandolfini scored him and their castmates pay rises when their play was extended in 2009.

The two stars teamed up onstage in God of Carnage and Daniels, as part of his ongoing tribute to the late The Sopranos star, admits the only reason the acclaimed play hit New York's theatre district in the first place was because of Gandolfini's involvement - and the kind-hearted actor made sure all the cast reaped the benefits.

Daniels tells MSNBC, "I remember when we extended, Jim's first thing was, 'Everybody gets paid the same or I d...

Dumb and Dumber sequel lands new home at Universal

June 19th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Dumb And Dumber
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels' Dumb And Dumber sequel has been given a new lease of life after bosses at Universal Pictures snapped up the distribution rights days after the project was dropped by Warner Bros. executives.

Both actors had signed up to reprise their roles as bumbling duo Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in the follow-up and reteam with Bobby and Peter Farrelly, the writers and directors of the original 1994 cult comedy.

The film, which had been in the works for years at Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema, hit a stumbling block last week (ends14Jun13) when it was wiped fro...

What's the Final Headline for 'The Newsroom'?

August 26th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
The Newsroom
The Newsroom was easily the most talked-about new series of 2012. Between the hype and the alleged backlash and the real backlash, everyone seemed to have their two cents about HBO's newest original series. Yet now as we approach tonight's first-season finale, what have we learned from it all?

There will be no hand-wringing or teeth-grinding about its fate: we learned long ago that the show has been renewed for a second season. So, that's the usual burning question out of the way.

We've seen that after the short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Aaron Sorkin has returned to televisio...

10 Pairs Of Stars Often Confused For Each Other

August 10th, 2012 7:01pm EDT
Pullman, Daniels and Paxton
Have you ever watched a movie thinking that one of the stars was someone else? Well, it probably happens a lot with these 10 stars -- in fact, they probably get recognized on the street and asked about movies they weren't even in.

There are even stars who don't look that much alike that are easily confused.

Consider Bill Pullman. The star of such hit films as Dumb And Dumber and Twister -- er, wait a minute, that was Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber and Bill Paxton in Twister (okay, so this isn't a pair of stars, it's three).

Bill Pullman became a recognizable face thanks to Mel Brooks' c...

Brittany's Blog: Things 'The Newsroom' Taught Me

August 5th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
The Newsroom
This is my viewpoint, from the far end of the couch...and this week I want to discuss a little show called The Newsroom, and all the things I've learned from it. Not only is it one of the best shows you're not watching, it's a series that - love it or hate it - has almost become bigger than the show itself. There's enough to talk about that..well, it unintentionally took over this entire blog. So, in no particular order, here are seven things that I've taken away from The Newsroom.

1. The TV Main Title Sequence Is Not Dead

The television main title sequence seems to be on its way to bei...

Jim Carrey Back On Board For Dumb & Dumber Sequel

August 4th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Dumb And Dumber
The Dumb And Dumber sequel is back on - Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey are just awaiting a polished script and hope to start shooting with the Farrelly Brothers early next year.

Carrey reportedly dropped out of the project earlier this summer, just two months after the director siblings announced plans to reboot the 1994 comedy about two dim-witted pals, citing frustrations with the project's lack of progress, but Daniels insists his co-star is back on board.

He says, "We almost were able to kinda get it done this year, but they're still working on the script.

"Jim wants to do it, I want to...

10 Great TV Shows You're Not Watching

July 29th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
This is my viewpoint, from the far end of the couch...and this week Starpulse has asked me to give you 10 outstanding TV shows that you're not yet loving, but you will.

With so many channels it's no wonder that a lot of great shows either slip through the cracks or don't get as much attention as they deserve. To help you find the series you might not know, I've compiled this handy list of programs you can check out right now.

My only criteria? They must be currently airing and able for you to tune into right now, be it first-run or repeats. (Therefore, cancelled shows are not eliglible, a...

Reading 'The Newsroom': 'I'll Try To Fix You'

July 15th, 2012 11:00pm EDT
The Newsroom
The fourth episode of The Newsroom takes on a story that captivated the nation, while everyone's love lives get needlessly meddled in, and Don finally stops being a jerk. While the show struggles with its subplots, there's no denying that it knows how to do the news, even if it's news from two years ago.

The Top Story

While The Newsroom has been grounded in real-life personalities and events from the start, "I'll Try To Fix You" is the first episode where it tackles head-on a real news story that we also all know well: the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. While the BP oil s...

Reading 'The Newsroom': 'The 112th Congress'

July 8th, 2012 11:00pm EDT
The Newsroom
In the third episode of HBO's The Newsroom, Will picks a fight with the Tea Party, Charlie gets called to the principal's office, and Aaron Sorkin revisits the second episode of Sports Night. It's messy and more than a little familiar, but it's still an impressive addition to the summer TV landscape.

The Top Story

"The 112th Congress" opens with something that should be very familiar to fans of Sorkin's previous show about a TV show: an on-air apology. Will opens News Night with an editorial comment about how sorry he is for the program's past mistakes and flaws. "I'm a leader in an ind...

Jeff Daniels: Hope Not Lost For 'Dumb & Dumber' Sequel

June 25th, 2012 10:01am EDT
Jeff Daniels
Despite Jim Carrey quitting the planned project earlier this month, Jeff Daniels is hopeful a "Dumb & Dumber" sequel will eventually hit the big screen.

The highly-anticipated follow-up to the 1994 comedy about two dim-witted pals was confirmed by the Farrelly brothers in April, but the production has been stalled by continuous delays and lack of studio support for the film.

Carrey eventually walked away from the movie after growing "increasingly frustrated" by the project's lack of progress, but Daniels is optimistic the sequel will one day be made.

He tells CNN's Piers Morgan, "I know ...

Aaron Sorkin Strikes Again With 'The Newsroom'

June 24th, 2012 10:00am EDT
The Newsroom
The Newsroom is pure Aaron Sorkin. The fingerprints of his creative vision are obvious and numerous throughout HBO's newest original series. And damned if that isn't a sight to behold.

Sorkin has a unique and very specific voice, one that television has missed. This isn't to detract from his successes with Moneyball and The Social Network, or at the beginning of his career with The American President and A Few Good Men. But Sorkin on the small screen is something different. Sports Night, The West Wing and even the lesser-regarded Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip gave us the chance to savor ...

New Trailer For HBO's 'The Newsroom'

May 30th, 2012 6:37pm EDT
The Newsroom
A new trailer for Aaron Sorkin's highly anticipated HBO series 'The Newsroom' has just been released. The series premieres Sunday, June 24th at 10pm.

About 'The Newsroom'

From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes 'The Newsroom,' a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Pat...

Rumor Patrol: 'SNL' Cast Member Exodus, 'DWTS' Backstage Fight & More!

April 7th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Kristen Wiig
You'd think there would be a barrage of April Fool's day rumors to deal with this week over at the Rumor Patrol, but in reality it's no more than what we're used to! Let's find out what's real and what's fake from the past 7 days:

SNL Exodus: Could three key Saturday Night Live members be leaving the show to concentrate on movie careers? Us Weekly reports big stars Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Jason Sudeikis could all be leaving the venerable live comedy show after the current season wraps up.

Verdict: False, for now. A representative for Wiig and Sudeikis told Gossip Cop, "There is no...

Peter Farrelly: 'We're Getting Set To Shoot 'Dumb And Dumber 2''

April 2nd, 2012 3:37pm EDT
Peter Farrelly
Filmmaker Peter Farrelly has confirmed plans to begin shooting a Dumb & Dumber sequel in September.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have signed up to reprise their roles as two intellectually-challenged pals in a follow-up to their hit 1994 comedy.

And Farrelly, who will direct with his brother Bob again, insists Carrey was a driving force behind the new movie.

He tells, "We're getting set to shoot Dumb And Dumber 2 in September. It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back... We've always wanted to do a sequel and Jim called up. Jeff...

Check Out 'Gods And Generals' Extended Director's Cut & 'Gettysburg' Director's Cut

May 22nd, 2011 7:22am EDT
The "Gods And Generals" extended director's cut & "Gettysburg" directors cut arrive on Blu-ray May 24 in time for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Ronald F. Maxwell's acclaimed film features 17 minutes of compelling additional footage. Filmed at actual battle locations and full of authentic details, this rousing and soulful movie plunges you into the heat of the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. History comes alive with intense and spirited battles as well as the dilemmas, motivations and fears of the leaders.

Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen an...

Farrelly Brothers May Do 'Dumb And Dumber' Sequel

March 1st, 2011 9:53am EST
Dumb & Dumber
Filmmaking siblings Peter and Bob Farrelly are in secret talks to revive the "Dumb And Dumber" comedy franchise - with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returning as dimwitted best pals Harry and Lloyd.

The brothers admit they're continually approached by fans of the 1994 movie, who quote lines to them, and now they're seriously considering bringing their madcap creations back for a sequel.

Bob Farrelly tells, "Dumb and Dumber has run a bunch of times on TV in the States, and kids will come up and they'll be able to quote lines from that - lines that I've long forgotten.

"If we c...

Spotlight On Lauren Graham And Her Latest Film 'The Answer Man'

July 22nd, 2009 10:10am EDT
Lauren Graham
There's a double edged sword that comes along with being a famous television star; you have the success and Golden Globe nominations, but what do you do afterward? Lauren Graham is an actress of great comedic timing and ability, and after eight years on the hit show "Gilmore Girls," she made Lorelai Gilmore one of the coolest moms ever on television. Spunky, smart, and fast talking, Lorelai was a hit from the beginning in the sharply written TV series, and Graham's own personal charm certainly added to the character. All you Gilmore fans must be wondering, where did Graham come from and whe...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

July 20th, 2009 9:27am EDT
The Ugly Truth
Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to catch "Dead Snow" on Demand, and it was everything I hoped it would be. To enjoy the film though you truly need to suspend your disbelief, because if Nazi zombies are not enough, there are tons of really ridiculous, impossible events that occur.

This self-aware horror film makes many hilarious references both directly and indirectly to other movies of the genre. Characters are incredibly cliché and the dialogue is woefully written, but it is an action packed gore-fest featuring some of the most delightfully brutal horror movie deaths.

Comedies d...

Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...

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