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Disney Channel’s upcoming movie-spinoff series Tangled: Before Ever After has added a number of voice actors. Joining Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, who starred in the 2010 movie Tangled, are three others who are reprising their roles from the film: Jeffrey Tambor as Big Nose and Paul F. Tompkins as Shorty — both members of the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs — and M.C. Gainey as Captain of the Guards. The franchise newcomers are led by Divergent series co-star Ashley Judd

The Republican Party establishment found an unlikely ally in its last-ditch effort to keep Donald Trump from becoming GOP nominee for POTUS: Stephen Colbert. CBS’s Late Show host last night took a super-sized look at the GOP frontrunner’s Really Big Hands claim, made at last week’s GOP debate. “I’m sure it’s true. Why would a guy with a small penis put his name in giant letters on the top of a skyscraper? It’s got to mean something, right?” Colbert insisted, in his first…

If your awards fever hasn’t fully abated, nominees for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards have been unveiled. The broadcast will be hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart on Sunday April 10. People have actually seen these movies, in mass numbers. For those unfamiliar with these prizes, they better reflect the fervor of the unwashed masses than do the Oscars. The show is silly fun, but you can feel brain cells in your cranium depleting while you watch. Spotlight got completely…

The Doha Film Institute (DFI) and Northwestern Uni have teamed up once again on a major new study that shows the shifting media landscape in the Middle East. The new study, unveiled today at DFI’s Qumra forum, revealed a number of key findings, including in the region’s two biggest theaatrical markets, Egypt and Lebanon, Arabic-language films earned more at the box office per title than international films. Research also showed that indie Arabic films were twice as likely…

The BBC’s embattled general director Tony Hall warned today that planned changes to the public broadcaster’s structure represent a threat to its independence. In a speech to the Enders media conference, Hall said the BBC “needs new safeguards for independence, not yet more erosion”. His speech comes days after an independent inquiry led by David Clementi argued for the BBC Trust, which currently regulates the BBC, to be abolished and replaced by an independent media…

EXCLUSIVEAmanda Seyfried is re-uniting with her In Time director Andrew Niccol to star in Anon opposite Clive Owen.  K5 Film is producing. Seyfried and Niccol previously worked together on the director’s 2011 dystopian thriller opposite Justin Timberlake. She most recently starred in Ted 2 opposite director-star Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg, and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young opposite Adam Driver, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. She also recently received critical…

Dougie Baldwin (Nowhere Boys) has booked a series regular role opposite Jason Lee in What Goes Around Comes Around, CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot from Dan Kopelman and Aaron Kaplan. Written by Kopelman and directed by Tim Story, the project centers on two fortysomething parents — Kenny (Lee), a husband, father and owner of a hip music management company; and Robin — who were wild and reckless teenagers now face their worst nightmare—raising three teenagers of their own…

Nobody will comment, not until Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity emerges from Chapter 11 and things are made official, so take this as a strong rumor. Where are things with the plan by Trigger Street partners Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti to sell their company to Kavanaugh and spearhead a Relativity resurgence in feature film and TV production? The latest word I’m hearing is that it’s now looking shaky for Spacey — several sources say he has reconsidered — but I’m hearing that…

Resurrection alumna Devin Kelley is set for a lead role opposite Riley Smith and Peyton List in Frequency, the CW‘s drama pilot based on Toby Emmerich’s sci-fi thriller. The TV series, written by Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, centers on Raimy (List), a female police detective in 2016 who discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, Frank Sullivan (Smith), also a detective, who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while…

MSNBC announced Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will participate in a town hall moderated by Chuck Todd on Wednesday, just days prior to the primary in Rubio’s home state of Florida. The announcement was made as CNN reported that some of the senator’s campaign advisers were urging him to drop out before that primary, while CNN also begged him to come on their network  – and replayed video of Donald Trump calling for Rubio to step out of the race. CNN is…