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Keira Knightley: Benedict Cumberbatch "lovely" to work with

Keira Knightley: Benedict Cumberbatch
Keira Knightley has spoken of her admiration for Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Jack Ryan star will appear opposite Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game, a film about the life of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing.

"Benedict is lovely, he's a very old friend of mine so it's always lovely to work with him," Knightley told Digital Spy.

Despite the action-packed nature of Jack Ryan, Knightley admitted that it was the British-produced drama that left her with an on-set injury.

"The only injury I've ever got was [doing The Imitation Game] which is the least action-packed film in the entire world and I managed to tear a muscle running through a door.

"I've done all of these action films and I've never got hurt at all and I manage to do it on a drama."

The Imitation Game will be released in cinemas later this year.
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Academy Pulls Oscar Nom, Pine Walks The Line, CW Pilots iZombie Comic, Zooey Hilfiger and Another Bieber Bust

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Oscars When the little-heard song "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the barely-seen movie of the same name was nominated for an Oscar a couple weeks ago, just about everyone was left scratching their heads. The nomination immediately became tinged with scandal when it was revealed that the song's composer, Bruce Broughton, happened to be a former governor of the music branch of the Academy and a current member of the prestigious organization's executive committee. Broughton admitted to EW that he "wrote some people" and asked them to consider the song because he was afraid it would get overlooked, but said that he didn't do anything wrong by doing so.

Apparently, the Academy did not share Broughton's take on the events that led to the nomination because they have removed the song from consideration. In a statement, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy, said, "No matter how well-intentioned the communication,
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A Diamond in the Rough! Chris Pine Shares Dorky Yearbook Picture on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

A Diamond in the Rough! Chris Pine Shares Dorky Yearbook Picture on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Like a fine wine, it's safe to say Chris Pine only gets better with age. A point which the hunky actor proved during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Thursday, Jan. 16, when Ellen DeGeneres opted to suddenly share the Star Trek stud's dorky high school yearbook photo. And it's even better than you could imagine. Ellen begins by informing the audience that Pine's father, Robert, played Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the hit NBC series CHiPs, which ran from 1977 to 1983. She then pulls up a photo of the Jack Ryan star's dad to show the similarities between the father-son duo before suddenly flashing Pine's yearbook photo—much to the 33-year-old hunk's...
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Not Just Two But Three New Cabin Fever Films On the Way Now

In late 2011, Indomina Releasing announced plans to deliver two more Cabin Fever sequels - the first being Cabin Fever: Patient Zero which would be followed with Cabin Fever: Outbreak.

The former is in the can and will be presented to audiences at the Cannes film market this month.  Kaare Andrews of Altitude and The ABCs of Death directed; Lydia Hearst, Sean Astin, Brano Eaton, Ryan Donowho and Mitch Ryan star.

With one new installment complete, it appears plans for the series' future are growing.

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Actress Tweets Cabin Fever Death Photo from Patient Zero

In the flurry of election night tweets, ShockTillYouDrop.com spied one on Twitter that took us by surprise.  An actress involved in Cabin Fever: Patient Zero tweeted a grisly FX pic teasing her death scene in the film!  Because this is rather spoiler-y, you'll have to head inside to find out who it is and to see the image.

Kaare Andrews of Altitude and The ABCs of Death is directing the third film.  Lydia Hearst, Sean Astin, Jillian Murray, Brano Eaton, Ryan Donowho and Mitch Ryan star.  When friends start to show symptoms of a mysterious flesh eating disease in the Caribbean, the countdown is on to solve the mystery and find help. A mysterious and surprisingly unaffected stranger may hold the clue to escape... or may be the cause of their ultimate demise.

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'Revenge' knockoffs and family sitcoms: TV you may be watching next season

In about a month, the broadcast networks will be making their final decisions about which pilots to pick up for the 2012-13 season. A lot can happen between now and then, but we're comfortable making this prediction: You'll be seeing at least a couple new family sitcoms in the fall.

Various permutations of the family comedy, featuring everything from multi-generational clans clashing with the neighbors ("The Manzanis" on ABC) to a gay couple and the woman carrying their baby ("The New Normal" on NBC), are in development. We counted almost 20 "my [insert synonym for 'lovingly dysfunctional' here] family" shows on the networks' dockets, including at least seven at ABC alone.

That the Alphabet would make such a heavy investment in family comedies is no surprise. Its successful Wednesday block is mostly family-centered, and it's probably looking for something to pair with the likely-to-be-renewed "Last Man Standing" as well.

And while every pilot season brings a fair number of family comedies,
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Musicians rock Can roll For the Hungry

Ryan Star is performing January 18 at Webster Hall in NYC and once again he’s teamed up with rock Can roll.

rCr volunteers will be onsite accepting food donations in order to bring a healthy and nutritious non-perishable food to people who live with hunger and in poverty.

In the last year alone, rCr has teamed up with Barenaked Ladies, Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull), comedian Lewis Black, Bret Michaels, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Maroon 5, Train & John Mayer, who together with their fans have helped feed men, women and children in need.

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Join Us On The 2011 VH1 Best Cruise Ever!

Sometime, back in April, I was whisked off onto a fabulous, whirlwind ocean journey on the VH1 Best Cruise Ever. You may even recall the 20 Things I Learned while aboard that ship. (Though, to be fair, I have continued drinking Absolut Peach despite my swearing drunkenly on board that it was “dead to me.”) Where was I? Ah yes, drinking cruising. I remember that cruise fondly. The bands. The people. Riding on the back of a shark. (A dream I had while on the cruise.) It was truly the best time. Which is why I feel honored and privileged to announce the following: Best Cruise Ever Is Back in 2011! VH1 Best Cruise Ever will set sail from April 28 to May 2, 2011, traveling from Tampa, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico. And the cruise will feature some of your favorite bands… check out this lineup: Train, Lifehouse, Colbie Caillat, The Script. Mat Kearney. Ryan Star,
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Arcade Fire's The Suburbs Debuts At #1 On Billboard

Indie band tops Eminem and last week's #1, Avenged Sevenfold.

By James Montgomery

The Arcade Fire's Win Butler

Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/ Getty Images

It's been an oddly major year for indie artists. Back in January, Vampire Weekend made history when their Contra album debuted at #1 on the Billboard albums chart. And now, it's the Arcade Fire's turn to take the top spot ... and they did it in an even bigger fashion than anyone could've imagined.

Their The Suburbs album sold more than 156,000 copies — some 30,000 more than Vw managed to move in their first week — to bow at #1 on next week's Top 200. They're the highest opening numbers for any indie album since Pearl Jam's Backspacer (which was released on their own Monkey Wrench label but sold exclusively through mega-retailer Target, indie stores and online) sold 189,000 copies in September 2009, and bested debuts by the likes of the Shins, whose Wincing
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Macy Gray Rocks The Origins Earth Month Concert

Origins Skin Care Company invited fans in the tri-state area to the first annual Origins Rocks Earth Month concert earlier this week to celebrate Earth Month and to further the brand’s programs for sustaining the planet.

The free concert, held last night at Webster Hall in New York City, featured headliner Macy Gray and emerging artists Ryan Star, whose single “Breathe” is currently moving up the charts, as well as Jon McLaughlin. Origins chose to partner with the Grammy award-winning artist as her new single, “Beauty in the World,” truly captures the sentiment of Earth Month.

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Macy Gray To Headline Earth Month Concert

In celebration of Earth Month 2010 and Origins Earth Initiatives which support programs that help to sustain the planet, Origins Skin Care Company will host its first annual Origins Rocks Earth Month Concert in NYC on April 19th.

Fans are invited to the Free star-studded concert at Webster Hall New York City located in Downtown Manhattan featuring Grammy Award-Winner Macy Gray. Origins has chosen to partner with Macy as her new single “Beauty In The World” captures the sentiment of Earth Month. The concert will also include performances by emerging artists Ryan Star and Jon McLaughlin and will be hosted by a special celebrity guest emcee.

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Its "Win Win" For Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy ("The Visitor," "The Station Agent") is set to direct "Win Win" for Fox Searchlight Pictures reports Vulture.

The drama follows the positive impact of a teenage runaway on the lives of a suburban New Jersey family and an unsuccessful high school wrestling team. Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan star.

Mary Jane Skalski and Michael London will produce with filming kicking off in April.
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Film news update: Tom McCarthy's new flick, Vincenzo Natali's 'Tunnels' & more

Lots of stuff going on in Hollywood these days, so here is a brief overview of the most important film news this weekend. Enjoy:

- Tom McCarthy, director of two amazing films ("The Station Agent," "The Visitor"), will next helm Fox Searchlight's "Win, Win," according to Vulture. Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan star in the film about a runaway teenager who changes the lives of the family taking him in.

- Vincenzo Natali, who got his name out there with an awesome horror flick titled "Cube," will direct "Tunnels," the big-screen version of Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams' children's book. Film follows a youngster discovering a subterranean world while searching for his missing dad. (THR)

- Paul Feig, director of "Unaccompanied Minors," will helm Universal's upcoming untitled wedding comedy written by Kristen Wiig. Wiig will also star in the film, which follows two women fighting to plan their friend's wedding party.
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HBO Teases New 'True Blood', 'The Pacific' and More

HBO has just released its annual yearender that teases also what's coming in 2010. "2009 was a big year for HBO, but 2010 will be just as big," the cable said in the promo. Among the returning shows that get the first look is "True Blood" and among the new shows is miniseries "The Pacific".

Unfortunately, the promo that utilizes the song "This Could Be the Year" by Ryan Star, only displays a few second of Bill-Sookie moment as well as a brief glimpse of Sam and Jessica with her fangs out. It is doubtful that any of the scene is new since production has just been kicked off this month and it's unlikely that the footage come out of it. The contrary happens to "Pacific" that gets a new footage of wedding and war scenes.

"True Blood", entering its third year, will be premiered in June while "The Pacific" that has ten
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