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Veronica Mars Kickstarter backed by record number of fans

Veronica Mars Kickstarter backed by record number of fans

The Kickstarter campaign to bring the cult TV show "Veronica Mars" to the silver screen is drawing to an end, after raising more than $5 million from nearly 100,000 devoted fans.
Roger Ebert, renowned film critic, dies at age 70

Roger Ebert, renowned film critic, dies at age 70

The last hand in the "two thumbs up" film critic team, Roger Ebert, died Thursday, two days after revealing cancer returned to his body.
Ryan Gosling thinks you need a break from him

Ryan Gosling thinks you need a break from him

That sound you heard this morning was Ryan Gosling breaking his fans' hearts. The actor's hinted that he's ready to take a break from the business.
The case of Bryan Cranston's 'Breaking Bad' script

The case of Bryan Cranston's 'Breaking Bad' script

You know a show is well-made when a possible stolen script can make or break a season.
GI: Joe Retaliation does better than expected

GI: Joe Retaliation does better than expected

1. GI Joe: Retaliation – $41.2 million (Total: $51.7 million) 2. The Croods – $26.5 million (Total: $88.6 million) 3. Temptation – $22.3 million (Total: $22.3 million)
Richard Griffiths passes away at 65

Richard Griffiths passes away at 65

British actor Richard Griffiths has died. People magazine reports the 65-year-old died from complications of heart surgery Thursday. You probably recognize him from the "Harry Potter" movies.
'Thor,' 'Simpsons' writer Don Payne dies

'Thor,' 'Simpsons' writer Don Payne dies

Award-winning writer/producer Don Payne, one of the creative minds who contributed to "The Simpsons," died this week at his home in Los Angeles, CNN has confirmed.
Scorsese plans 'Gangs of New York' TV show

Scorsese plans 'Gangs of New York' TV show

Martin Scorsese's 2002 epic about rival gangs in mid-to-late 19th century New York is being adapted for TV.
Kristen Wiig in talks to join Will Ferrell in new comedy

Kristen Wiig in talks to join Will Ferrell in new comedy

Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell have great chemistry just introducing a category at the Golden Globes, so we have high hopes about these two co-stars possibly teaming up again.
Why Steve Carell isn't returning for 'Office' finale

Why Steve Carell isn't returning for 'Office' finale

Steve Carell's Michael Scott already said farewell to "The Office," and the actor isn't planning on doing it again.
'Age Atomic' is a blast for sci-fi fans

'Age Atomic' is a blast for sci-fi fans

Among science fiction and fantasy, there are a genres and sub-genres: hard science, swords and sorcery, cyberpunk, steampunk, apocalyptic stories, time travel and space opera, just to name a few.
J.J. Abrams has 'more questions than answers' on 'Star Wars'

J.J. Abrams has 'more questions than answers' on 'Star Wars'

Much like Luke Skywalker, director J.J. Abrams doesn't have much of a targeting computer when it comes to the Death Star-sized questions surrounding "Star Wars Episode VII."
 'Transformers 4' plot details revealed

'Transformers 4' plot details revealed

Consider this week a "Transformers" info-dump.
'Oz' proves 'Great and Powerful' at box office

'Oz' proves 'Great and Powerful' at box office

Last week's number one movie was the runaway winner for a second straight weekend. "Oz the Great and Powerful" earned more than $42 million.
Emma Watson on '50 Shades' rumors

Emma Watson on '50 Shades' rumors

While we wait to hear who will star in the adaptation of E.L. James' steamy best-seller, "Fifty Shades of Grey," it seems Emma Watson has taken herself out of the running.