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(CNN) – The Robertson clan made famous by A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty" is looking to expand their multi-million dollar empire to the stage.
According to The New York Times, the producers behind "Jersey Boys" are set to make the Louisiana Bayous a musical this February.
CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
(CNN) – Comedian Jon Stewart's job, for decades, has been to make people laugh.
For 15 years Stewart has been mocking politicians and the media as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." So the first film Stewart has written and directed might be something of a surprise for his fans. "Rosewater" is a deadly serious drama about Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was thrown in prison for reporting on 2009's so-called Green Movement.
When Stewart told people he wanted to do it, his team thought it was a little crazy.
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(CNN) – Hollywood's current preference for big superhero flicks and reliable franchises with multiple sequels, left comedian Jon Stewart scrambling to find someone willing to take on the story of a Canadian journalist imprisoned in Iran, accused of working with various spy agencies.
"We tried to get it off the ground as a film and had trouble finding people that would do it for the money we were offering, which was free. We were saying, do this for free. So, I ended up doing it," Stewart said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
(CNN) - He's long been considered one of America's all-time favorite television dads, and so much of a pop culture icon that even his sweaters are considered a "thing." But now that some pretty serious allegations from a decade ago have resurfaced, Bill Cosby's brand as the lovable, huggable, puddin' pop pushing mega-star could be suffering a major hit.
(CNN) - Ben Affleck's appearance on Bill Maher's "Real Time" on Friday turned into a somewhat heated discussion when Maher and author Sam Harris voiced their opinions on Islam.
"Gone Girl" star Affleck took umbrage at the pair's contention that Islam is, in Harris' words, a "mother lode of bad ideas" and that liberals are squeamish about criticizing Islam for stances on women and LGBT issues because people "have been sold this meme of Islamophobia, where every criticism gets confused with bigotry toward Muslims as people."