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'The Real World': 20 years later, seven strangers who made their mark

The Real World is running our country. Literally. Twenty years to the day after Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray’s landmark MTV show debuted, its impact on American culture (not just pop) is pretty spectacular to behold. Sure, we could just discuss our favorite episodes and characters, but that wouldn’t get to the crux of the issue: This show actually matters. No, I’m not talking about its subsequent 26 seasons (26!) or its Kardashian-like spawning of spin-offs and D-list celebrities. I’m talking about the fact that The Real World is in Congress (U.S. Representative Sean Duffy, of the Boston season, right), in the court system, in cinemas, and of course on TV. Below, check out how the first major reality TV show still has a very Real impact.
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'Entourage' script in the works: What should it be about? And what should they avoid?

You haven’t hugged it out (b*tch) until you’ve hugged it out at the multiplex. Luckily, for fans of Entourage, they’ll likely get to do just that. While there’s been word for some time that the HBO series would be adapted for the big screen — the series’ executive producer/occasional guest star/inspiration Mark Wahlberg told EW back in December that he wanted an Entourage movie to happen — it now seems the show’s writer and producer Doug Ellin is moving in that direction.

Ellin told The Hollywood Reporter at the New York City premiere for the eighth and final season of Entourage that he does, in fact, have a script in the works (Ellin’s reps told EW they had “no comment” regarding the news) while Emmanuelle Chriqui (E’s lady Sloan) revealed to Fox & Friends that, “Nothing is definitive but it’s not just a rumor anymore.” READ FULL STORY

HBO GO passes 3 million downloads. Is it worth it?

This past weekend, HBO GO, the premium cable channel’s mobile streaming app, surpassed the 3 million download mark after less than two months on iTunes and the Android market, but the app’s features don’t make those numbers all that surprising. HBO GO allows current subscribers full access to its library of original programming. That includes older series, previously available only on pricey DVD collections, like Sex in the City, The Wire, and The Sopranos. But with the Hulus and the Netflixs of the world, can HBO GO bring anything new to the table?

The answer is simple: Yes. READ FULL STORY

Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara talk possible 'Entourage' movie and 'Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit'

Kevin-DillonImage Credit: Todd Williamson/WireImage.comThe eighth and final season of Entourage won’t be airing until next summer, but you can still get your fix of Turtle, Drama, and expensive cars this holiday season. Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrera will appear in a series of commercials for the new racing game, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit that will play off of their Entourage characters’ “frenemies” dynamic. They play a pair of valets at the W Hotel in Hollywood who park expensive cars by day, but race them (in the game) by night.

We caught up with them on the set of the commercial at the W Hotel in Hollywood, where they discussed gaming, the next season, and rumors of an Entourage movie. Check out the commercial, and their comments, after the jump.
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TV's top earners: What surprises you?

graham-parsonsImage Credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; Sonja Flemming/CBSCharlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Hugh Laurie are the small screen’s highest-paid actors, according to TV Guide‘s roundup of TV’s top earners. The magazine breaks its sampling of paychecks down by category, so Two and a Half Men‘s Sheen tops the comedy side with a reported $1.25 million an episode (followed by Cryer with $550,000), and House‘s Laurie leads the dramas with $400,000+ per episode. Peruse the list and tell us what catches your eye. For dramas: I was pleasantly surprised to find Parenthood‘s Lauren Graham making $150,000 per episode, which puts her only $25K behind The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies, on-par with Outlaw‘s Jimmy Smits, and $25K ahead of NCIS‘s Michael Weatherly and Blue Bloods‘ Tom Selleck. Also noteworthy: I’ve got a definite type, and it’s set at $100,000: White Collar‘s Matt Bomer, Castle‘s Nathan Fillion, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, Hawaii Five-0‘s Alex O’Loughlin, and Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant.

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Illeana Douglas to guest on 'Entourage,' Doug Liman taking 'Epic Quest'

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  • Go Doug Liman! The director is set to helm the adaptation of Monte Reel’s The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, which follows the search for the last survivor of an Amazonian tribe. [Variety]
  • Illeana Douglas is doing a guest stint on Entourage this upcoming season. The actress will play Ari Gold’s (Jeremy Piven) sister-in-law. File under: News that makes me Happy, (Texas). [Reuters]
  • Rescue Me‘s Olivia Crocicchia will star alongside John C. Reilly in the indie comedy Terri, about a teenage boy coping with life in a small town. [THR]
  • Score: A Hockey Musical, which stars Olivia Newton-John, will open the Toronto Film Festival Sept. 9. Sorry, kids, in my day, we called that “Ice Capades.” [Variety]
  • Zoe Green is in talks to write a screenplay for Disney centered on gargoyles. Apparently, gargoyles are part of “a world and mythology that the studio was keen to explore.” Uh-oh — time to gear up for Team Victor vs. Team Hugo! [Variety]

Exclusive: Eminem, Christina Aguilera among guests for 'Entourage' season finale

Eminem-XtinaImage Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images; Steve Granitz/WireImage.com Here’s some news that will be music to Entourage fans’ ears: Eminem and Christina Aguilera are among the guest stars appearing in the HBO comedy’s season 7 finale, EW.com has learned. The rapper, who released Recovery last week, shot a scene that takes place “at a platinum record party for his album, which by the time this airs will be platinum, I’m sure,” says Entourage creator Doug Ellin, adding: “He has a little conflict—a little beef—with Vince [Adrian Grenier].” While Eminem won’t be performing in the episode, Aguilera will. Like Eminem, the singer plays herself—but she’s also a client of Ari. “She’s doing Ari a favor and performing at a party for him,” Ellin tells EW.com. The Sept. 12 episode, which Ellin hints is a “pretty dramatic season finale,” also features Minka Kelly (whom Vince has his eye on) and John Cleese, as well as pro athletes such as Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees, Phillies All-Star first baseman Ryan Howard, and NBA players Jordan Farmar and Kevin Love.

Mark Wahlberg insists he's 'focused' on 'Entourage' movie. Can you stand 90 minutes of d-chbaggery?

EntourageImage Credit: Michael Muller/HBOOn the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, Entourage producer Mark Wahlberg told MTV reporters that he continues to be “focused” on bringing the HBO comedy to the big screen. “I just think we can make a great movie,” he told MTV News. “I think people always wanted [it] and have complained that the episodes are too short — they’ve always wanted more.” I just have one thing to say to that: What? No!

Over the years, I’ve been a fairweather Entourage fan, but have always felt the show works perfectly in its half-hour format — giving us an additional hour of Hollywood glitz, Jeremy Piven, boobs, and general d–chbaggery might leave me with a tired, sad feeling. (There’s only so much Ed Hardy you can take.) That being said, props to Wahlberg for having some ideas already: “In the trailer, you see [Ari and his associate, Lloyd] waking up together in Vegas not knowing what happened…it would be pretty cool!” Oh, Mark, you’re so convincing.

Wahlberg’s rep has yet to respond to EW’s calls about the progress of the film, but I suppose I’d give it a chance. How about you, PopWatchers? Would you see an Entourage movie, even if this story should be filed under: Things that should have happened five years ago? (Oh my God, guys, remember Daniel Powter?)

'Entourage' producers developing female-driven comedy for HBO. Is this the birth of the d-chette?

entourage-womenI’ve always felt “d–che” was an equal opportunity term, but let’s face it: Sadly, for the most part, it is not. So how exciting that we may be witnessing the birth of the d–chette, thanks to Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson’s new female-centric show for HBO. (Welcome to the 21st century!) According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Entourage producers are developing a series about a group of female friends “working and finding romance in Los Angeles.” Apparently, we are not to think of this as the female version of Entourage — since it is not as Hollywood-centric — but tomato, tomato, right? (Just realizing now that that saying doesn’t quite work in written form, does it?)

My guess is we’ll see plenty of boob jobs and Louboutins. But the key question is: Which actresses can sell d–chettebaggery as expertly as Adrian Grenier? (I’m thinking Taylor Momsen.) And anyone else surprised by how pretty Jeremy Piven looks as a woman?

Porn star Sasha Grey to play Vince's girlfriend on 'Entourage'

Sasha-GreyImage Credit: Barry Brecheisen/WireImage.comAdult film star Sasha Grey, who got her mainstream break as the lead in Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film, The Girlfriend Experience, will have a recurring role on the upcoming season of Entourage. According to TV Guide, she’ll play herself and meet Vince (Adrian Grenier) in a bar and become his longterm girlfriend.

“Sasha’s the biggest porn star in the world right now, and when Soderbergh casts her as the lead of his movie, I take notice,” Entourage creator Doug Ellin said. He added that he wouldn’t have pursued the plot point, inspired by Charlie Sheen’s relationship with porn actress Ginger Lynn in the late ’90s, if she’d turned down the role. Also, that the male castmembers of the HBO series gave him their unanimous approval. Shocking!

The first question I had was, can she act? Well, EW’s Owen Gleiberman gave The Girlfriend Experience an A. He described Grey as “not so much a natural actress as a natural-born placid, affectless Barbie doll (imagine Eliot Spitzer consort Ashley Dupré with a touch of Demi Moore).” So, you know, if that’s what you’re going for — and I suspect on Entourage it is — well done. After the jump, watch a clip of Sasha choosing her five favorite films (she does defy expectations while showing more personality than she did during her Tyra interview) and the SFW trailer for the adult film This Ain’t Star Trek XXX. A welcome addition to Entourage? READ FULL STORY

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