via Deadline Disney has set Lasse Hallstrom to direct The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, a live action adaptation of the E.T.A. Hoffman  Christmas Eve tale about a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll among the family’s gifts and is charged by her parents to take special care of …

via Hollywood Reporter The son of the late ‘Golden Girls’ star reveals how star Ryan Reynolds personally asked permission to wear her image on a tank top in the blockbuster film. read more

via Hollywood Reporter Executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman and Greg Nicotero — as well as star Lauren Cohan (Maggie) — talk with THR about the fate of one of the drama’s original series regulars. read more

He helped the company spin off from CBS in the early 1970s and served as its president, CEO and chairman before being ousted by Sumner Redstone.read more

via Deadline Tony Dyson, the man who constructed Star Wars R2-D2 and gave the world one of its most iconic robots, has died at the age of 68 on the Maltese island of Gozo. He was 68 and, according to the Times of Malta, probably died of natural causes. Dyson, …

via Deadline Veep‘s Emmy-winning star/executive producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus is taking on another project for HBO, miniseries Soldier Girls. The mini, now in development, is based on the praised 2014 non-fiction book Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe. Based on interviews and research, it tells …

via Deadline Bud Collins, a pioneering tennis reporter, announcer and author who helped popularize the sport and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, died today. He was 86. Born Arthur Collins on June 17, 1929, in Lima OH, he was covering tennis for the Boston Globe in the early …

via CINEMABLEND News The director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, recently made headlines when he suggested that gay characters would be included in future chapters of the Star Wars movies. Fans immediately began discussing how that might happen. Would new characters be introduced, or might existing characters …

via Deadline Fox News Channel’s GOP rumble last night set a 2016 presidential debate ratings record. Nearly 17 million viewers tuned in to watch Donald Trump brag about the size of his “hands,” Ted Cruz give Trump breathing tips, Kasich play hall monitor, etc.  The debate marks the second biggest …