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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


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)


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

Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke and R.J. Cyler at the New York premiere of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" | Paula Schwartz Photo

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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