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Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC(NEW YORK) -- It’s been nearly 30 years since Pee-wee’s Big Adventure hit movie screened and solidified the quirky character's cult following. Now, a new movie is in the works, according to Pee-wee himself, Paul Reubens.

“It think it first got leaked four years ago or so that the movie was going to be made, and ever since then it’s just been stalling and stalling,” Reubens told Rolling Stone magazine. “So I'm really ready for this to happen.”

The actor, 62, also played the lovable Pee-wee Herman on Pee-wee’s Playhouse from 1986 to 1990.

After speculation of the big return, Reubens announced that the new Pee-wee project will begin production in early 2015.

“It’s going to get made shortly after the new year,” he said. “I wish I could tell you about it right now, because...I mean, it’s amazing. It’s going to be amazing.”


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Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- Chelsea Handler posted a topless photo of herself on Instagram Thursday to highlight the different reactions social media has to men and women.

In the photo, she imitated Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose topless horse riding pic has become an Internet sensation. After being up for a few minutes, it was taken down by Instagram.

Handler, 39, responded to the photo being deleted with a picture of the message she received and her own opinion.

The picture shows that Handler's photo was "removed because it doesn't follow our Community Guidelines," Instagram wrote to the comedian.

 

 

"If a man posts a photo of his nipples, it's ok, but not a woman? Are we in 1825?" Handler captioned the new pic.

A request for comment from Handler's rep was not immediately returned to ABC News.


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Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Amanda Bynes has been released from the facility where she had been on a psychiatric hold, a source told ABC News.

The hearing officer believed that Bynes was stable enough that it did not make sense to hold her involuntarily, so he ended the 30-day hold that had been granted last week, the source said. With that, the former child star, whose mother was also recently granted conservatorship over her finances, was free to go.

Bynes, 28, was hospitalized earlier this month after displaying erratic behavior, including going on a worrisome Twitter rant against her father. The 72-hour hold was extended twice before it was reversed Thursday. She was photographed in Los Angeles Thursday night.

"My clients are very concerned about their daughter," Tamar Arminak, the lawyer for the Bynes family, told ABC News in a statement just prior to Bynes' hospitalization. "They are doing everything they can to help Amanda."

Last summer, Bynes was also hospitalized and spent time in rehab before moving back in with her parents last winter. She enrolled in fashion school and things appeared to be improving for the actress until just recently.

In September, the actress was arrested for an alleged DUI, when authorities claim she stopped in the middle of an intersection. She has yet to enter a plea.


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HBO(NEW YORK) — The cast of Game of Thrones is getting a huge pay raise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The main actors on the HBO series had only been signed on through season six of the show, but their contracts were renegotiated to include the option for a seventh. In exchange for the option, HBO is shelling out the big bucks.

According to the report, the so-called "A" tier actors are being paid the highest amount. That includes Kit Harrington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

The "B" tier actors -- Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams -- also secured raises at a lower salary level.

It wasn't specified how much of a pay bump each cast member will be receiving.

Game of Thrones is currently filming its fifth season.


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Lloyd Bishop/NBC(NEW YORK) — Saturday Night Live castmember Michael Che has been blasted on social media for Facebook posts he wrote in response to a viral video showing a woman being verbally harassed more than 100 times while walking down a New York City Street this past Tuesday.

The posts linked to Che's account have been deleted, but Business Insider captured a screenshot of the Facebook post, in which the 31-year-old comedian likens catcalls to fans recognizing him from SNL.

"i wanna apologize to all the women that ive harrassed with statements like 'hi' or 'have a nice day' or 'youre beautiful'. i cant imagine what that must feel like. the closest thing I've experienced is maybe when a girl recognizes me from tv and they say things like 'AHHHH!! OH MY GOD!! SNL SNL SNL!! TAKE A PICTURE!! TAKE A PICTURE!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! WHATS YOUR NAME AGAIN?! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! WAIT SAY SOMETHING FUNNY!!' but even that is nothing like the harrassment of having a complete stranger tell me to 'smile,'" Che writes.

He followed that with a somewhat sarcastic apology for the comment: "i wanna apologize for my last apology. sometimes i forget that i belong to all of you now, and that any thought i have should be filtered through you, and receive ur approval. it's tough, because i'm used to taking risks and finding humor in places of discomfort. but thats all over cause i have a job on tv. and if i say the wrong thing youll see to it that its taken away. so the next time i have a silly thought, ill giggle to myself, keep my mouth shut, & post a picture with my arm around a more famous person i met somewhere."

Che defended his remarks on Twitter, writing, "i think some of u are misunderstanding that post. im simply just making fun of something that is important to a lot of people."

The video that prompted Che's posts has received over 20 million views.

Che co-anchors SNL's "Weekend Update" segment.


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