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VIDEO: Beyond That Revenant Bear Rumor – 10 Urban Legends About Movies

Originally posted 01/05/2016 03:40PM

An awkward thing happened to the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Revenant as it trekked into theaters last last year in hopes of picking up award show nominations: A rumor put the film in headlines but for reasons that none of its publicists were happy about. In early December, 20th Century Fox spokespeople were forced to clarify that no, the film does not feature a scene in which its star is raped by a bear.

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Lady Gaga, Kirsten Dunst and More Celebs Who Transitioned to TV in 2015

Lady Gaga, Kirsten Dunst and More Celebs Who Transitioned to TV in 2015

Originally posted 12/21/2015 04:30PM

It's been a good year for TV – and by TV, we mean those serialized shows you probably watch on your computer or smartphone. Regardless of the technology you use to watch it, however, television has been growing bigger, better and more daring in recent years, to the point that it's the go-to format for people who want to tell a story in greater depth than they could in a movie.

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Which Empire Guest Star Died in the Premiere?

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Which Empire Guest Star Died in the Premiere?

Originally posted 09/24/2015 09:45AM

Empire returned for season 2 with a vengeance on Wednesday night – and plenty of appearances by A-list celebrities.

The most notable guest stars were Oscar winner Marisa Tomei as Mimi Whiteman, a record company investor being wooed by Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), and comedian Chris Rock as the long-feared drug kingpin Frank Gathers who ends up in prison alongside Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) – and wants Cookie punished for snitching on him all those years ago. SPOILER ALERT: Only one character made it out of the premiere alive.

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Empire Is Back – and Cookie Still Takes the Cake

Originally posted 09/23/2015 09:00PM

The Cookie Hour is back, everyone.

Fox's breakout, buzzed-about smash hit Empire starts its second season Wednesday, and it's very much like the first: Taraji P. Henson's Cookie Lyon remains the most wildly entertaining character in any primetime drama.

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Chris! Mariah! Pitbull! We're Getting Amped for These (and Many More) Empire Season 2 Guest Stars

Originally posted 09/23/2015 04:35PM

The day has finally arrived: Empire is back, and (no doubt) better than ever.

While we're obviously excited to see the return of Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and the rest of the Lyon family, we're also dying to find out what the new season's influx of guest stars will bring to the table.

Of all the big names looking to make their mark on Empire this year – including Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Swizz Beatz and Henson's own favorite newcomer Vivica A. Fox – these are the six guest stars we can't wait to meet ....

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Terrence Howard's Lucious Goes to Jail in New Empire Season 2 Trailer

Originally posted 08/06/2015 10:35PM

[YOUTUBE "h9bSk7ZedEU"] The full trailer for the new season of Empire is here and it's so good we've watched it multiple times.

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Marisa Tomei Joins the Cast of Empire

Originally posted 07/02/2015 06:40PM

The Empire continues to grow.

After an incredibly well-received first season, Fox's hit hip-hop drama is set to return in the fall with an even more epic cast.

Joining the Taraji P. Henson- and Terrence Howard-led cast is Marisa Tomei, who will appear as a recurring character during the show's second season.

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Marisa Tomei Investigates Her Womanizing Great-Grandfather's Alleged Murder

Originally posted 02/09/2012 11:30AM



Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei recently traveled to Italy to investigate a murder mystery – and no, that's not the plot of her latest on-screen project.

Tomei, 47, made the journey to look into the death of her great-grandfather, as part of NBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, which gives celebrities a chance to delve into their heritage. The Ides of March star examined records at an Italian church in order to piece together her family history.

Growing up, family legend was that the actress's great-grandfather was a womanizer and a gambler whose philandering ways led to him being fatally shot in a bar, according to the NBC show. But documents that Tomei uncovered in Italy cited his cause of death as "illness."

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POLL: Who Should Play Lady Gaga in a Lifetime Movie? | Eva Amurri, Lady Gaga, Lea Michele, Lourdes Leon, Nikki Reed

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Lady Gaga Lifetime Biopic: Who Should Play Her?

Originally posted 10/05/2011 01:35PM

Lady Gaga, meet Lifetime.

The cable network is developing a biopic about the pop superstar titled Fame Monster: The Lady Gaga Story.

According to Showbiz411.com, the project is "a love letter to Gaga" and follows her from age 16 through her rise to fame.