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Farrah Abraham Says Viacom Did Not Fire Her from Teen Mom Og After Social Media Rant

Farrah Abraham Says Viacom Did Not Fire Her from Teen Mom Og After Social Media Rant
It seems Farrah Abraham still has her reality TV job.

The Teen Mom Og star, 26, shared a Facebook post Wednesday, writing, “Viacom Legal Confirms I have not been fired, I have not breached my contract”.”

Viacom is the parent company that owns MTV.

Despite remaining on the reality show, Abraham continued her social media rant, writing that if she wasn’t fired from the MTV reality show , “Why has filming stopped?!”

She called out the shows producer, Morgan J. Freeman, as well as his 11th St. Productions company and others associated with the show for allegedly being “unprofessional, fake, women hater,
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'Teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans Says She's 'Probably Calling It Quits' After 'Uncalled For' Episode

'Teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans Says She's 'Probably Calling It Quits' After 'Uncalled For' Episode
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans is speaking out against MTV.

The reality star took to Instagram on Tuesday, where she threatened to quit the series after a recent episode aired footage of a contentious fight between her and her new husband, David Eason.

"Yes, me and David have our ups and downs but yesterday’s episode was uncalled for," Evans, 25, wrote in a lengthy caption alongside a slideshow of photos showing her and her husband kissing, and spending some time in the pool with their kids.

"Because David didn’t feel like explaining another argument or drama on camera they make it look as if David is hiding some weird ass s**t from the public," she continued, "as if he was hurting me in some way?!"

Watch: 'Teen Mom' Star Jenelle Evans Reveals What Led to Her Getting Sober

The angry post came after Monday's episode showed Evans and Eason getting in a huge
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The American Pavilion Plans Record Year for Student Programs at the Cannes Film Festival

After more than 25 years, The American Pavilion’s student programs at the Cannes International Film Festival will have a record-breaking Festival, with more than 200 students confirmed to participate in the highly-respected program, and more international students than ever before. In addition, Director of Student Programming Michael Bremer announced today the addition of a Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity Intensive. Bremer will launch a pilot program with a group of students at this year’s festival in June.

Year after year, since 1989, The Pavilion’s student presence has increased in attendance and expanded in scope. Originally intended to give Film and Media students a window into the Festival, the Student Programs have evolved to now include Culinary, Hospitality and Event Management students, as well as Mba Business graduate students who work assignments with companies doing business in the Marché.

Under the direction of indie veteran Michael Bremer, The American Pavilion’s Business, Event, and Culinary programs have increased an average of 50% since 2012.

Bremer attributes the uptick to two key factors: “We announced our first-ever international outreach initiative during last year’s Festival, and I’m thrilled to report that our student body this year is more international than it’s ever been, with participants hailing from Canada, Hong Kong, Brazil, Panama, El Salvador, Dubai, Pakistan, and Kazakhstan. These students will witness in our Pavilion a microcosm of a much bigger dance going on just outside our doors, where film lovers from all corners of the globe come together to do business.”

More than 700 students from all over the world applied to this year’s various Cannes programs, with only about 30% of the applicants accepted. An additional 300 applicants are under consideration for The American Pavilion’s three smaller programs, the L.A. Intensive in August, the Venice Intensive at the Venice Film Festival, and AmPav’s newest program, the Cannes Lions Intensive in June.

“Additionally, we’ve made a conscious effort to increase enrollment in our Hospitality, Culinary, and Business programs to bring those student numbers more in line with the larger Film contingent that joins us every year,” Bremer added. “In fact, one of our culinary students from 15 years ago is now an educator at the University of Central Florida’s prestigious Rosen School of Hospitality, and returns this year in a faculty-mentor capacity with 16 students from Rosen.”

A group of 16 Rosen College students are participating in the Cannes Hospitality & Event Management Program through The American Pavilion, a 5,000-square-foot facility for the American film community at the Cannes International Film Festival. This is the first time that Rosen College students will participate in this program and as a result, Ucf will be the most represented institution in Cannes with the largest group of students.

“I’m excited about the Cannes Lions Intensive,” Bremer continued. “About six months ago we approached the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, often regarded as the world’s largest ad festival, proposing to develop for them what we’ve done for the Film Festival. With so many new attendees like Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Netflix, Amazon, and even Xbox upending traditional advertising paradigms, it’s vital that we in the entertainment sector sit up and take note. I will bring a pilot program of students this first year, and hope to increase the scope of our presence there in the coming years.”

The American Pavilion has been committed to giving opportunities to students and young filmmakers since its inception and their numbers have grown exponentially over the years. As a result of the Student Programs, past alumni are now gainfully employed throughout the industry at companies such as The Weinstein Company, DreamWorks, Paramount, The William Morris Agency, Sony, Industry Entertainment, ICM, 20 Century Fox, Universal and The Walt Disney Company.

Specific alumni of the internship program include: Morgan J. Freeman, (whose film Hurricane Streets became the first narrative film to win three awards at The Sundance Film Festival), Jeff Nichols, (director, writer, producer, Take Shelter and Mud), Alexa Alemanni, (SAG Award-winning actress), Hope Hall (White House Videographer), and Ron Najor , who recently produced award-winning SXSW film Short Term 12 and last year’s I Am Not a Hipster.

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The American Pavilion

Recently celebrating its 26th year as the center of American hospitality for the film industry in Cannes, The Pavilion brings professional and emerging filmmakers together. The American Pavilion is the center of activity at the Cannes International Film Festival for the American film community, offering membership for professionals, provocative and insightful programming, immersive student programs, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, and more.

Serving as a communication and hospitality center for the thousands of Americans in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival, The American Pavilion provides an impressive array of facilities and services to the international film community. Since its debut at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, The Pavilion has become a permanent fixture on the Cannes landscape.

For the corporate sponsors of The American Pavilion, the dozens of exhibitors and office holders, and the thousands of American participants, The American Pavilion accommodates the need for information, orientation, and recreation. For the duration of the Festival, The American Pavilion provides both a dynamic business environment and an opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings.
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FX developing an American Psycho sequel TV series

Serial killers are big business on TV these days, what with A&E's Bates Motel and NBC's Hannibal both gearing up for the second seasons, and now FX is looking to fill the void created by the impending Dexter finale, with Entertainment Weekly revealing that the network is developing a new series based upon author Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel American Psycho, which was previously adapted as a movie by Mary Harron back in 2000 with Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy) in the lead role as Patrick Bateman.

According to EW's report the new project has been written by Stefan Jaworski - whose previous credits include the Nordic noir series Those Who Kill - and will serve as a sequel to the novel / movie, with a middle-aged Bateman taking on a young apprentice. Here's the official logline...

"In the new drama series, iconic serial killer Patrick Bateman, now in
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CAA Signs ‘Teen Mom’ Producer 11th Street Productions

Reality producer 11th Street Prods., the company behind the hit MTV Teen Mom franchise, has signed with CAA. It was previously at UTA. Led by Morgan J. Freeman and Dia Sokol Savage, 11th Street Prods. developed and produces Teen Mom and the series that spawned it, 16 And Pregnant, for MTV. Teen Mom 2 is currently the No.2 show in Women 18-34 and 18-49 in all of primetime cable, only behind AMC’s The Walking Dead.
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David Doernberg, 1967 – 2012

Production designer David Doernberg, who brought a sensitive, finely crafted and observant touch to many excellent independent films, died in New York on Friday after a battle with cancer.

Doernberg began his career in the late ’80s/early ’90s working on music videos for bands like Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo and Superchunk. He quickly moved into independent features, working as a propmaster for films by Hal Hartley (Amateur), Daisy von Scherler Mayer (Party Girl) and Eric Schaeffer (If Lucy Fell). Soon after he became a production designer, bookending his career with films by Kelly Reichardt. He designed her 1994 debut film, River of Grass, as well as her 2010 period tale of frontier life on the Oregon Trail, Meek’s Cutoff. Other notable credits include Phil Morrison’s Junebug, Alison Maclean’s Jesus’s Son, Morgan J. Freeman’s Desert Blue, Todd Solondz’s Palindromes and Pete Sollett’s Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
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Fight for Horror Supremacy Week 1

For the horror buff, Fall is the best time of the year. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and a feeling of death hangs on the air. Here at Sound on Sight we have some of the biggest horror fans you can find. We are continually showcasing the best of genre cinema, so we’ve decided to put our horror knowledge and passion to the test in a horror watching contest. Each week in October, Ricky D, James Merolla and Justine Smith will post a list of the horror films they have watched. By the end of the month, the person who has seen the most films wins. Prize Tbd.

Ricky D – 14 Viewings

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The Exorcist

Directed by William Friedkin

One of the few horror films that really gets under my skin. Essential viewing for any cinephile.

The Exorcist 3

Directed by William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty,
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MTV Signs On For More 'Teen Mom'

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MTV Signs On For More 'Teen Mom'
Can't get enough of "Teen Mom"? Today is your lucky day...

MTV is shooting a new season of "Teen Mom" with a group of girls pulled from the latest cast of the network's hit, "16 And Pregnant," according to USA Today.

"'Teen Mom 2' is shooting right now," executive producer Morgan J. Freeman reportedly told the paper.

As for the fate of the original "Teen Mom" cast, including Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham and Amber Portwood, Freeman said the network has yet to determine if they would continue with a third season.

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'Teen Mom' Season 2 Set for January Premiere

The second batch of "Teen Mom" will premiere in January next year, Executive Producer Morgan J. Freeman announced on Tuesday, November 16. The reality show follows the lives of teenage girls during their first year of motherhood after "16 and Pregnant".

The sophomore season uses the girls from the second season of the original show although which of them have not been announced. The first season followed more closely four out of six teenagers on "16 and Pregnant" season 1.

Season 2 had actually been reported earlier this year but the shooting has not been kicked off until now. The premiere date is set for January 11 on MTV.

Meanwhile, it is still blurry whether there will be "Teen Mom 3" featuring the first season's cast - Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham and Amber Portwood. On this Freeman said, "We're doing some continuous-type shooting with the original 'Teen Mom' [cast], but nothing's been announced yet
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'Teen Mom 2' due date is January

MTV is delivering a new batch of "Teen Mom."

The network has already begun shooting a second season of its reality show using girls from their "16 and Pregnant" cast, Ep Morgan J. Freeman confirms to USA Today.

"Teen Mom 2" will debut on Jan. 11.

The original "Teen Mom" cast -- Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham and Amber Portwood -- are also still in the mix for "Teen Mom 3," but it's not clear when that will be done gestating.

"We're doing some continuous-type shooting with the original 'Teen Mom' [cast]," says Freeman, "but nothing's been announced yet about what we'll do with that."

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Lr's The Blu Room: Homecoming DvD Review

Homecoming (DVD)Paramount Home ENTERTAINMENT2009/Rated R/88 Minsnow Available – List Price: $22.98They say actors find enjoyment in playing villains and watching TV star Mischa Barton play the crazed ex of a High School star quarterback, there's no doubt that she's enjoying herself. Despite her real life troubles, Barton is no pretty face who lucked out and landed a hit TV series. The girl can act. Making an impression as the young specter who reveals to Haley Joel Osment evidence of how she perished in The Sixth Sense, Barton worked her way through small indie films, before landing the role of a lifetime as Marissa Cooper on The O.C. Once she decided to exit that show, it wasn't long before viewership declined, proving she was its driving force. After working with Sir Richard Attenborough on the WWII drama Closing the Ring, Barton embraced her British roots by perfecting her acting skills
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Top 10 Axe Murdering Maniacs

With Morgan J. Freeman’s Homecoming hacking its way onto DVD today (courtesy of Paramount Pictures), we here at Dread Central thought it a perfect occasion to take a look back at our favorite on-screen axe murderers as a way of indoctrinating this new blood into the mix.

10. Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) – Fargo (1996)

Grimsrud may not be an axe murderer per se, but you’ve got to respect the way in which this guy chooses to solve problems. After an irreparable altercation with his partner in crime, Grimsrud puts his conflict resolution skills to good use courtesy of a hatchet and a woodchipper.

9. Lisa (Leslie Lee) – Lisa, Lisa (1977)

Known to some as The California Axe Massacre, that title is a bit over-compensatory considering only one victim bites it via the edge of an axe. Leslie Lee makes for a superior on-screen psychopath in this demented little quickie from the drive-in era,
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Mischa Barton Talks Homecoming

Morgan J. Freeman's (emphasis on the J) psychological horror flick Homecoming hits home video this week, and to celebrate this auspicious event, star Mischa Barton sat down to give her two cents on the murderous proceedings!

The film, starring Barton, Matthew Long, Jessica Stroup, and Michael Landes, tells the tale of Mike, a small-town star athlete who is the first in his family to attend college, receiving a football scholarship to prestigious Northwestern University. When he returns home over Christmas break to the people he left behind - his family and friends - they are all surprised to see him with a new girlfriend, Elizabeth, a pretty rich girl from Chicago. No one is more shocked than Mike's homecoming queen ex-girlfriend, Shelby, who immediately wants to be rid of Elizabeth and plots to take care of the problem. Our story takes many twists and turns as Shelby does everything
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Win a Copy of Homecoming on DVD!

Morgan J. Freeman's (emphasis on the J) psychological horror flick Homecoming is on its way home to DVD next week, and we've got your chance to win it along with some signed posters!

The film, starring Mischa Barton, Matthew Long, Jessica Stroup, and Michael Landes, tells the tale of Mike, a small-town star athlete who is the first in his family to attend college, receiving a football scholarship to prestigious Northwestern University. When he returns home over Christmas break to the people he left behind - his family and friends - they are all surprised to see him with a new girlfriend, Elizabeth, a pretty rich girl from Chicago. No one is more shocked than Mike's homecoming queen ex-girlfriend, Shelby, who immediately wants to be rid of Elizabeth and plots to take care of the problem. Our story takes many twists and turns as Shelby does everything it takes to get Mike back.
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A Homecoming Preview Before the Release April 27th

Homecoming was released in Canada March 23 and the DVD/Blu-Ray releases in the States April 27th. The film's creative premise involves a star athlete returning home with a new girlfriend, while the ex fights for a relationship long since dead. Get ready to see tempers explode later this month and in the meantime two news clips from Homecoming are available below.

The synopsis for Homecoming here:

"Mike, a small-town star athlete who is the first in his family to attend college, receives a football scholarship to prestigious Northwestern University. When he returns home over Christmas break to the people he left behind - his family and friends - they are all surprised to see him with a new girlfriend, Elizabeth, a pretty rich girl from Chicago. No one is more shocked than Mike's homecoming queen ex-girlfriend, Shelby, who immediately wants to be rid of Elizabeth and plots to take care of the problem.
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Four Clips from Mischa Barton's Homecoming

Morgan J. Freeman's (emphasis on the J) psychological horror flick Homecoming is on its way home to DVD, and we've got four clips to whet your proverbial whistle.

Sporting only a few bonus scenes, Homecoming's homecoming will be on April 20th from Paramount for those of us in the States. You Canadians out there will be able to check it out a little before us - on March 23rd.

The film, starring Mischa Barton, Matthew Long, Jessica Stroup, and Michael Landes, tells the tale of Mike, a small-town star athlete who is the first in his family to attend college, receiving a football scholarship to prestigious Northwestern University. When he returns home over Christmas break to the people he left behind - his family and friends - they are all surprised to see him with a new girlfriend, Elizabeth, a pretty rich girl from Chicago. No one is
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16 and Pregnant Creator Morgan J. Freeman On His Journey From Laguna Beach to Teenage Crisis

If you're not familiar with writer-producer-director Morgan J. Freeman, here is a primer: The multi-hyphenate's debut feature, Hurricane Streets, starring Edie Falco and Brendan Sexton III (Welcome to the Dollhouse), was the first narrative project to win three awards at Sundance in 1997. Freeman went on to direct other films including Desert Blue and American Psycho 2 while launching a successful career producing reality television shows for MTV. His first series, Laguna Beach, spawned two spin-offs and two years ago, Freeman created 16 and Pregnant, which has already spun off another successful social commentary series for MTV, Teen Moms.

Movieline caught up with Freeman recently to discuss how 16 and Pregnant has been a "dream come true" for his inner storyteller, why the series hits home with so many audience members and how all of his projects -- scripted or not -- are related.
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Did You Know Morgan Freeman Produces Teen Mom?

The following post is from My Mom Loves Robert Patterson group member shannoninsf, who posted it in the BuzzSugar Community. So, the last time I was home my mom was telling me about the MTV series Teen Mom and how she was addicted. She had a justification, too: she figured it was good because Morgan Freeman produced it, and did I know that? I didn't, and I was very impressed. After watching an entire soul-sucking hour, the credits rolled and I did indeed see Morgan Freeman's name: Morgan J. Freeman. Wah wah. Do you have a funny anecdote for the My Mom Loves Robert Patterson group? Click here to check it out. Your post may be featured on BuzzSugar!
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An Unfriendly Welcome in Homecoming

Using high production values in a horror film seems criminal. However, this is what Paramount Home Entertainment has done with the action thriller Homecoming. The film will release on DVD and Blu-Ray formats April 27th. Homecoming also has actresses and actors who can act i.e. Mischa Barton (Walled In) , Jessica Stroup (The Hills Have Eyes II), and Michael Landes (Possession). Be forewarned the film may also be in high quality digital. The DVD features for the film and a trailer are below.

The synopsis for Homecoming:

"Mike, a small-town star athlete who is the first in his family to attend college, receives a football scholarship to prestigious Northwestern University. When he returns home over Christmas break to the people he left behind - his family and friends - they are all surprised to see him with a new girlfriend, Elizabeth, a pretty rich girl from Chicago. No one
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DVD Details: Mischa Barton's Homecoming

Morgan J. Freeman's (emphasis on the J) psychological horror flick Homecoming is on its way home to DVD, and we've got the artwork and details for ya.

Sporting only a few bonus scenes, Homecoming's homecoming will be on April 27th from Paramount for those of us in the States. You Canadians out there will be able to check it out a little before us - on March 23rd.

The film, starring Mischa Barton, Matthew Long, Jessica Stroup, and Michael Landes, tells the tale of Mike, a small-town star athlete who is the first in his family to attend college, receiving a football scholarship to prestigious Northwestern University. When he returns home over Christmas break to the people he left behind - his family and friends - they are all surprised to see him with a new girlfriend, Elizabeth, a pretty rich girl from Chicago. No one is more
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