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Angelina Jolie Producing ‘The Breadwinner’ Adaptation

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15:  Angelina Jolie attends the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Nicole Brinkley reports that Angelina Jolie will produce a movie based on Deborah Ellis' YA book "The Breadwinner."

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Covers Diversity, White Privilege, Recidivism, Aging and LGBTQ Discrimination

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Danika McClure covers diversity, white privilege, aging, LGBTQ discrimination and more in this thoughtful op ed on "Orange Is the New Black."

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Here Are All the New ‘Twilight’ Mini-Movies (VIDEOS)

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Watch all the "Twilight" mini-movies here! These #TwilightStories will hopefully pave the way for more feature movies.

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‘Shannara Chronicles’ Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con (VIDEO)

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MTV is adapting Terry Brooks' Shannara Chronicles into a series. Nicole Brinkley loves the trailer - watch it here.

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A Message From District 13: Stand With the Mockingjay

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District 13 sent us a finely choreographed message. Stand with the Mockingjay.

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Hayden Christensen Returns After ’90 Minutes in Heaven’ – Watch the Trailer

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Check out the trailer for "90 Minutes in Heaven," the feature film starring Hayden Christensen based on the book by Don Piper.

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Starz Greenlights Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ TV Show

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Nicole Brinkley reports that Starz has greenlighted a TV series based on Neil Gaiman's "American Gods." Who should they cast?

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Noelle Stevenson’s Graphic Novel ‘Nimona’ To Be Fox Animation Movie

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Nicole Brinkley reports that Noelle Stevenson's graphic novel "Nimona" is getting a Fox Animation movie. Who would you cast?

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Reel Relationships: Far From the Madding Crowd – Three Faces of Love

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In this week's "Reel Relationships" column, Frank and Judith analyze the three romances in Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd."

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Eddie Redmayne Cast as Newt Scamander in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Film

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Eddie Redmayne will play Newt Scamander in "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them," but where are the Wizards of Color, asks Nicole Brinkley.

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NY PREMIERE PHOTOS: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: A Sweet, Funny Take on Teenage Angst

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Paula Schwartz tooks pictures and chatted with the cast and crew at the New York premiere of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl."

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INTERVIEW: Jack Wagner Talks #Hearties, General Hospital & Working With Kristina

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Connie Wang sat down with Jack Wagner, who dished about #Hearties, working with ex-wife Kristina and playing a forensic constable on "When Calls the Heart."

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