News Nuggets: 10 tasty tidbits about the next blood-soaked season of ‘Hannibal’

The cast and producers of NBC’s “Hannibal” offer their fans new tasty tidbits about the “beautiful, macabre psychological thriller.” Appearing at New York’s PaleyFest, showrunner Bryan Fuller and stars Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, and Laurence Fishburne discuss the past and what is on the horizon for the third season. They say that “the emotional, blood-soaked” ending of last season was a “crucible” for everyone. Coming up, Hannibal’s outfits might become even flashier while he is on the run, and there will not be as many tableaus for the next episodes. They are still pursuing the idea of bringing in Clarice Starling (played in “The Silence of the Lambs” by Oscar winner Jodie Foster). Entertainment Weekly

Brad Pitt and his World War II soldiers in “Fury” take down “Gone Girl” at the box office this weekend. The debut brings in $23.5 million as it also tries to entrance awards voters. The David Fincher mystery falls to second after two weeks on top with $17.8 million. Animated fantasy “The Book of Life,” premieres in third place with $17 million. Variety

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The Kennedy Center presents Jay Leno with the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night. The ceremony included jabs at the former “Tonight Show” host by comedians Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler, Robert Klein, Seth Meyers, Jerry Seinfeld, and Wanda Sykes. Others on the special were Garth Brooks, Kristin Chenoweth, and Kevin Eubanks. The program will air November 23 on PBS. Hollywood Reporter

The 18th edition of the Hollywood FIlm Awards taps Queen Latifah as its host. CBS will televise the ceremony for the first time in mid-November. As in the past, the “winners” will be announced by press release over the weeks leading up to the event. There is “still a sense that it’s all pomp and circumstance without any substance” since the studios and producers choose “buzzy” performances to have a dazzling red carpet and show. HitFix

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Actress Gena Rowlands will receive this year’s career achievement honors at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards. In a six-decade career, she earned Academy Award nominations for “Gloria” and “A Woman Under the Influence” (both directed by her late husband John Cassavetes). She has also starred in “Faces,” “Another Woman,” “Lonely Are the Brave,” “Unhook the Stars,” and “The Notebook.”  Deadline

Probable Tony contender “A Delicate Balance” returns to Broadway for a new run. Starting in previews Sunday night, the Edward Albee play stars past Tony winners Glenn Close, John Lithgow, and Lindsay Duncan plus Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton. The limited engagement officially runs November 20 through February 22. Playbill

Actors Rachel McAdams and Ryan Reynolds are the latest to receive stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Reynolds had actually been chosen in 2011 but had not been able to attend the public ceremony until this weekend. McAdams is rumored to be starring in the next season of HBO’s “True Detective.” The Wrap

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