Matthew McConaughey Considers Another TV Project

November 27th, 2014 10:05am EST
Matthew McConaughey In talks To Play Villain In 'The Stand'
Matthew McConaughey, who was lauded for his work on HBO's "True Detective," is in talks to star in a TV adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand."

King wrote "The Stand" in 1978. It chronicles the battle between good and evil after a deadly virus kills most of the world's population.

McConaughey would play chief antagonist Randall Flagg in the post-apocalyptic thriller. Flagg has supernatural powers and lives and rules in the ruins of Las Vegas.

"The Stand" was previously made into a TV mini-series in 1994. The update will be directed by Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars").

The actor i...
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Bill Cosby's Fall From Grace

November 27th, 2014 9:21am EST
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby was no Cliff Huxtable. That's what more than a dozen women now claim, alleging the comedy icon - who starred as a loving dad on The Cosby Show - drugged and sexually abused them. In this week's cover story, PEOPLE interviewed eight of Cosby's accusers, as well as many people who have known and worked with the comedian, 77, over the decades.

"He marched the halls of NBC like he was Oz," says a writer who worked him on The Cosby Show. "You didn't say no to him."

Some of his accusers, such as Joan Tarshis, are coming forward for the first time. Others, including Tamara Green and B...
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One Direction Score Fourth Number One Album With ‘Four’

November 27th, 2014 9:03am EST
One Direction Score Fourth Number One Album With ‘Four’: This We
'Tis the season where album sales are elevated and the music industry breathes a sigh of relief – until the deadness of January that is. While there have been few victory laps (besides Taylor Swift’s 1989), the numbers are stronger than earlier in 2014. That said, reliable chart-topper One Direction scored a fourth number one album with Four. Although 1D got it done, there is a ‘but’ to the scenario.

Four landed at a familiar spot for 1D, but did so in somewhat underwhelming fashion. Sure the 387,000 copies the British-Irish boy band moved is exceptional, but falls below both prognostic...
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These Stars Need To Stuff Themselves This Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2014 8:00am EST
Skinny Celebs Who Need To Gain A Few Pounds
We get it - thin is in. But there's a "thin" line when it comes to how skinny is too skinny. And some celebrities take it a little too far.

Nicole Richie, above, famously dropped quite a bit of weight after appearing on the reality show "The Simple Life" with BFF Paris Hilton in 2003. A mom of two, she has been able to maintain her slender frame for several years.

She showed up to the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala earlier this month in a see-through gown that showed off tiny legs and skinny neck. We think a few curves on her frame would look pretty good!

Check out some other stars who we b...
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Happy Birthday!

November 27th, 2014 7:00am EST
Celebrity Birthdays - November 27, 2014
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Sharlto Copley (1973)

JLS singer Oritse Williams (1986)

Actress Alison Pill (1985)

Rapper Professor Green (1983)

Actor Jaleel White (1976)

Actor Kirk Acevedo (1974)

Rapper Twista (1973)

TV host Samantha Harris (1973)

Actress Brooke Langton (1970)

Actress Patricia Zentilli (1970)

Singer Myles Kennedy (1969)

Actor Michael Vartan (1968)

Actress Robin Givens (1964)

Actor Fisher Stevens (1963)

Actress Samantha Bond (1961)

Actor Michael Rispoli (1960)

Actor William Fichtner (1956)

TV Scientist Bill Nye (1955)

Actor Curtis Armstrong (1953)

Director Kath...
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Is Angelina Jolie Going Into Politics?

November 26th, 2014 5:47pm EST
Angelina Jolie Is Open To A Career In Politics
Angelina Jolie, who is promoting her latest film "Unbroken," told British ITV on Tuesday she would consider a political career "if I felt I could really make a difference."

One of the issues on her mind is the Syrian civil war. "We simply aren't doing enough," she told reporter Julie Etchingham.

Jolie has visited refugees from the conflict, which has resulted in thousands of deaths and millions of people displaced from their homes.

She explained: "We have overall a failing of international leadership when we have 51 million people displaced from conflict, more people displaced than sin...
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Bill Cosby's Nephew Comes To His Defense

November 26th, 2014 4:31pm EST
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby's nephew is defending the embattled comedian, claiming the sexual abuse claims against the star are "unjustified" and insisting he is "innocent."

More than a dozen women have come forward in recent weeks, accusing "The Cosby Show" star of abusing them several years ago. The women include former model Janice Dickinson and actresses Louisa Moritz and Michelle Hurd.

Cosby's attorney has dismissed the claims as false, and Cosby has refused to comment on the scandal.

The actor/comedian's nephew, Braxton A. Cosby, who runs a film and entertainment company, has told FarrahGray.com, "...
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HBO Preps Bombshell Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear'

November 26th, 2014 2:00pm EST
HBO Documentary 'Going Clear' Takes On Scientology
HBO is forging ahead with a documentary that will take a deeper look at the Church of Scientology and its influence in Hollywood titled "Going Clear."

The documentary is based on author Lawrence Wright's book "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief."

The book takes a look at the seperation of Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis, a longtime and high-ranking Scientology Church member from the organization in 2009.

Rolling Stone reported that the cable channel is "expecting such a blowback from the Church that they have already hired a large legal team in anticipatio...
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Kidman & Witherspoon Team Up On TV Project

November 26th, 2014 12:51pm EST
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon's adaptation of the book "Big Little Lies" is heading to the small screen instead of the big one.

The actresses originally optioned the project for a cinematic film after acquiring the rights to Australian author Liane Moriarty's book of the same name in August. The pair planned to make a feature film, but the project will now be heading to television.

"Ally McBeal" creator David E. Kelley is writing the series, which will center on three murderous kindergarten mothers.

The trio will executive produce the project, while author Moriarty will serve as a ...
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Do The AMAs Foreshadow Potential Grammy Nominees?

November 26th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Do The American Music Awards Foreshadow Potential Grammy Nominee
The AMAs are truly a popularity contest. The music fans select winners, which is a stark difference from the more prestigious Grammys. Often a gripe of music fans and critics alike are the sometimes odd, ‘out of touch’ choices by the Recording Academy. One that comes to mind is how Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cleaned up the rap categories, yet arguably the more transcendent artist, Kendrick Lamar, when home empty handed.

That said it could be argued both the AMAs and the Grammys have tremendous pros and bothersome cons. Even given the contrasts between both music awards show, the AMAs do...
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