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37th College Television Awards - Arrivals

Adam Shankman - 37th College Television Awards at Skirball Cultural Center - Arrivals at Skirball Cultural Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 25th May 2016

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Premiere Of Roadside Attractions' 'Love And Friendship' - Arrivals

Adam Shankman - Premiere of Roadside Attractions' 'Love And Friendship' at Directors Guild Of America - Arrivals at Directors Guild of America - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Premiere Of Paladin's 'High Strung' - Arrivals

Adam Shankman - Premiere of Paladin's 'High Strung' at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese 6 Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 29th March 2016

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Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Hot Pursuit'

Adam Shankman - Shots of a host of celebrities including the co stars of the film, Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara as they attended the LA premiere of "Hot Pursuit" which was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 30th April 2015

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On The Town Opening Night - Arrivals

Adam Shankman - On The Town Opening Night - Arrivals at Lyric Theatre, - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 16th October 2014

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Step Up: All In Review


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Step Up movies are known for their trite, formulaic plots and eye-catching dance set-pieces, and this instalment in the series certainly won't disappoint the fans. What makes this one slightly more fun is the fact that the filmmakers remember not to take anything quite so seriously. The melodrama is undercut with sardonic humour, the gyrations of the plot are so obvious that the script doesn't even bother to mislead us, and the dance scenes are fantastically over the top.

After The Mob dance crew conquered Miami in Step Up 4, they moved to Los Angeles, but found fame rather fickle. When they lose another job to their rival Jasper (Stephen Stevo Jones), head of The Grim Knights, they decide to go back home. But Sean (Ryan Guzman) has nothing to return to, so opts to stay, even though it means working as a cleaner at a salsa studio. This helps him reconnect with Step Up veteran Moose (Adam Sevani), and together they concoct a plan to form a new crew and enter the reality TV competition The Vortex, hosted by the preening Alexxa (Izabella Miko). With Moose's old pal Andie (Step Up 2's Brianna Evigan) on board, they bring together an appropriately eclectic team, which they name Lmntrix. And they head to Las Vegas for the big show.

It hardly needs to be said that Lmntrix are on a collision course to meet both The Mob and The Grim Knights in the final rounds. So with no suspense in the plot we can sit back and enjoy the dancing. And the choreographers have taken the Vegas theme to heart, designing routines that are more focussed on subtle power moves than street intensity. So each successive routine looks like another themed Cirque du Soleil number, building to a climax that will boggle the mind. Fortunately, all of this is directed with a light touch by choreographer Trish Sie, so it's easy to sit back and laugh with the cast rather than at them for a change.

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Cory Monteith Death: Substance Abuse Unlikely, Say Police


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Cory Monteith, according to Glee director Adam Shankman, "was doing amazing" before being discovered dead in a Vancouver hotel room just after midday on Saturday (13th July). Initial reports of the death included details of Monteith's previous rehab stays for substance abuse, raising questions whether drugs could have had a connection with the 31 year-old's death.

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Actor & Singer Cory Monteith Found Dead In A Hotel Room, Substance Abuse Unlikely.

It has now been reported by police officials via The Independent that there was nothing to indicate the actor's death was due to illicit drug use, although it could be several days before toxicology test results are completed.

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Cory Monteith Found Dead At 31: How Did He Die?


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Cory Monteith, known internationally for his role as Finn Hudson in Fox's popular musical drama Glee, was found dead by hotel staff after he failed to check out of a Vancouver room, according to USA Today. Melissa Kates, Monteith's publicist, confirmed the 31 year-old's death: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."

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Cory Monteith Has Passed Away Age 31.

It is not yet known what led to Monteith's untimely death but Monteith had been a lead cast member on Glee since the musical series launched in 2009, playing Finn Hudson - a football player who joins his high school's glee club choir, New Directions. The Calgary-born actor checked into the hotel on 6th July and was scheduled to check out on Saturday (13th July). When he failed to do so, the hotel staff were alerted and discovered his body when they went to check the room. Vancouver Acting Police Chief Doug LePard announced that Monteith was found alone: "An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play."

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Video - Jack Black Is Joined By Gene Simmons, Bob Saget And Two Of The Beach Boys At His Friar's Club Roast


Rockstars and comedians hit the Hilton Hotel in New York City for the Friars Club Roast of Jack Black. Along with Black himself, Kiss star Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed and son Nick Simmons also made appearances.

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Step Up Revolution [Step Up: Miami Heat] Review


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The Step Up franchise has never been noted for its astute screenwriting, but this instalment sets the bar so low that even its bendy cast members would have trouble limboing under it. Even so, the cut-and-paste characters and plot can't make this sweaty dance movie boring.

In a noble but poor neighbourhood under a stack of bridges by the Miami River, Sean (Guzman) and his pal Eddy (Gabriel) lead an underground dance crew called The Mob to perform flash-mob antics in picturesque locations. Their goal is to win an online competition and go pro. Then Sean meets Emily (McCormick), whose property tycoon dad (Gallagher) wants to destroy Sean's neighbourhood to build another glitzy development. While trying to make her own way in dance school, Emily hides her identity to join The Mob and take on Dad.

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Rock Of Ages Review


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This raucous trawl through 80s power ballads, rock anthems and gigantic hair is a lot of fun, partly because it throws so many big stars into against-type roles in which they get to sing and dance. But the plot couldn't be any thinner or it wouldn't exist at all.

Small-town girl Sherrie (Hough) takes the bus to 1987 Hollywood to become a rock star. There she meets Drew (Boneta), who has the same dream and works in the famed Bourbon Room on the Sunset Strip. He convinces the owner (Baldwin) to hire her as a barmaid just as diva-rocker Stacee Jaxx (Cruise) comes to play a major gig. Buzzing around him are a Rolling Stone journalist (Akerman) wanting an interview and a right-winger (Zeta-Jones) trying to protect the children from the evils of rock-n-roll.

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Video - Julianne Hough And Director Adam Shankman Arrive For 'Rock Of Ages' Premiere


'Rock of Ages' director Adam Shankman and star Julianne Hough arrive for the New York premiere of the musical film.

Julianne plays the lead female role, Sherrie Christian, in this film about two people following their glam rock dreams meeting on the Sunset Strip and falling in love. She plays alongside Diego Boneta (her character's lover, Drew Boley) as well as Tom Cruise ('Mission Impossible'), Russell Brand ('Arthur'), Malin Akerman ('Watchmen'), Catherine Zeta Jones ('Chicago') and Alec Baldwin ('30 Rock'). This is not the first musical film for professional choreographer and director Shankman who has also directed episodes of 'Glee' and 'Hairspray' not to mention the star-studded romances 'A Walk To Remember' and 'The Wedding Planner'

Rock of Ages Trailer


The latest trailer for the upcoming Rock of Ages movie adaption gives us much more to contemplate as the June 15th release date draws ever closer. The upcoming musical comedy features hits from the likes of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake to name but a few.

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Rock of Ages Trailer


Drew Boley is an aspiring rocker who works as a busboy in The Bourbon Room, a club in Hollywood. He falls for a new waitress called Sherrie, who has moved from Kansas in the hopes of making it in Hollywood.

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The Last Song Review


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Novelist Sparks turns screenwriter with this film, which combines his usual themes (beaches, grieving teens, cancer) as a vehicle for Cyrus to put her childhood career behind her. It's exactly what we expect, but it's also fairly watchable.

The summer after her high school graduation, rebellious Ronnie (Cyrus) and her precocious little brother Jonah (Coleman) are driven by their mum (Preston) from New York to the Georgia coast to stay with their estranged father (Kinnear). After sulking around in a huff, Ronnie starts to soften a bit, befriending shirtless volleyball hunk Will (Hemsworth). And as their romance grows, she starts warming up to her dad as well. But dark rumours, Will's snobby parents (Vernon and Searcy) and Ronnie's troubled friend Blaze (Chaikin) create various problems, as does the dreaded C-word.

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Step Up: All In Movie Review

Step Up: All In Movie Review

Step Up movies are known for their trite, formulaic plots and eye-catching dance set-pieces, and...

Step Up Revolution [Step Up: Miami Heat] Movie Review

Step Up Revolution [Step Up: Miami Heat] Movie Review

The Step Up franchise has never been noted for its astute screenwriting, but this instalment...

Rock of Ages Movie Review

Rock of Ages Movie Review

This raucous trawl through 80s power ballads, rock anthems and gigantic hair is a lot...

Rock of Ages Trailer

Rock of Ages Trailer

The latest trailer for the upcoming Rock of Ages movie adaption gives us much more...

Rock of Ages Trailer

Rock of Ages Trailer

Drew Boley is an aspiring rocker who works as a busboy in The Bourbon Room,...

Going the Distance Movie Review

Going the Distance Movie Review

It might not be particularly original, but this rom-com at least takes a fresh approach...

Step Up 3D Movie Review

Step Up 3D Movie Review

Shamelessly derivative and laughably packed with every cliche imaginable, this second sequel pushes the formula...

The Last Song Movie Review

The Last Song Movie Review

Novelist Sparks turns screenwriter with this film, which combines his usual themes (beaches, grieving teens,...

Hairspray, Trailer Trailer

Hairspray, Trailer Trailer

Sixteen years after the release of the original film, New Line Cinema is bringing a...

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