First Still From "Witches of East End"

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First Still From "Witches of East End"

Melissa de le Cruz's bestselling novel "Witches of East End" is headed to the small screen, launching as a Lifetime original series later this year. Today, EW has a first look at the show and series star Julia Ormond as Joanna Beauchamp.

Madchen Amick, Rachel Boston, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Nicholas Gonzalez, Glenne Headly, Patrick Heusinger and Eric Winter also star with Mark Waters (Mean Girls, The Spiderwick Chronicles) directing.

First published in 2011, "Witches of East End" i ...


Mark Waters Garners Minimum Wage

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Mark Waters Garners Minimum Wage

Mark Waters ("The Spiderwick Chronicles," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past") is in talks to direct the comedy "Minimum Wage" for Participant Media says The Hollywood Reporter.

Written by Tegan West and Scott Atkinson, the story centers on a corrupt corporate executive who is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a year living on minimum wage in ...


AFI, Boston, Stephen King Top Films

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AFI, Boston, Stephen King Top Films

The American Film Institute has selected their Top Ten films of the year. Though some are expected omissions ("Slumdog Millionaire" isn't an American production), others like "Revolutionary Road" and "Doubt" not being included are a surprise.

Nevertheless it's a solid 'Best of' list, here it is in full:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Frozen River
Gran Torino
Iron Ma ...


Shakespeare Gets A Spanking

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Shakespeare Gets A Spanking


Paramount Pictures will adapt the young-adult novel "Spanking Shakespeare" says Variety.

Based on the debut work by Jake Wizner, the story centers on Shakespeare Shapiro, who chronicles every mortifying detail of his quest to get into college and find a girlfriend in his memoir -- a writing project that every high school senior must complete.

"The Spiderwick Chronicles" producers Mark Canton and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein will produce for Paramo ...


Freddie Highmore Is "Astro Boy"

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Freddie Highmore has been signed for the title role in Imagi Studios' CG-animated motion picture "Astro Boy", it was announced by producer Maryann Garger and director David Bowers.

The announcement of the casting of the award-winning actor as the voice of Astro Boy follows the release of "The Spiderwick Chronicles," Highmore's latest starring vehicle.

Maryann Garger said: "I am very thrilled that Freddie has accepted this role. He is one of the most talented and acclaimed ...