Monday, September 22, 2014
by Clip Syndicate
Cannes has its coveted prizes, and Sundance its lucrative deals, but the New York Film Festival, unencumbered by awards or marketing, says its mission is simple: to present the year's best in world cinema. Its director, Kent Jones, says the 52nd annual event, which opens Friday, is for "film lovers of all stripes and levels of knowledge." Its 17-day itinerary includes a main slate of 30 feature films. and   [READ MORE]
Mariska Hargitay has spent 16 years as Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU . To celebrate the start of the landmark 16th season, the Emmy and Golden Globe winner took the hotseat opposite James Lipton for "Inside the Actors Studio." The actor left the show before season 13, riling fans of the beloved partners played by Mariska and Chris Meloni. When asked about him, Hargitay acknowledged Meloni's new claim-to-fame—having the best butt in Hollywood—and praised him as an actor and a person.

Sorry Tinder, you've officially been replaced by Dice. It's just the hot new dating app that Schmidt (played by Max Greenfield ) will no doubt regret introducing Jess (played by Zooey Deschanel) to in New Girl's all-new episode on Tuesday. Yes, Jess Day is joining to try a dating app and the results are just as hilariously awkward as you'd imagine. In an exclusive E! sneak peek at the episode, Schmidt warns Jess, "You're going to get eaten alive on Dice.   [READ MORE]
The very first contract Babe Ruth negotiated with the NY Yankees is about to hit the auction block -- which specifically outlines the MLB legend was banned from drinking booze and had a 1 a.m. bedtime. TMZ Sports has learned that the contract -- hand-signed by George Herman Ruth on March 10, 1922 -- is being auctioned off by Goldin Auctions, and the sellers say they're expecting to fetch over $1 million.

Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time. According to the Associated Press, with a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history. according to representatives from both The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera, the show quietly took over top spot from "The Phantom of the Opera" late this summer.   [READ MORE]
According to officials, the search for a University of Virginia student who has been missing for more than a week was streamlined Monday in an effort to focus on possible leads. Search coordinator Mark Eggeman said ninety percent of what searchers uncovered would likely be irrelevant, but still important to the process. Eggeman also said "We have to get to the 10 percent of the things that could potentially be relevant to get to the one thing that could turn this mission on a dime." Charlottesville, Virginia police chief Timothy Longo said he hoped to get forensic results back soon from a car and apartment belonging to the man he believes was last seen with Graham.

One of the most innovative and friendly cities in the U.S., Austin welcomes its visitors with open arms and an overflowing wealth of activities for foodies, music festival goers, BBQ lovers--and techies, too. The Live Music Capital of the World hosts a number of culturally resonant events like Austin City Limits , SXSW and Austin Film Festival — but even during its off seasons, Austin knows how to entertain, and does so especially well for those seeking an eclectic, tech-infused stay.   [READ MORE]

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