Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Biden, Harris Fight Off Attacks in Second CNN Democratic Debate

Given the chance to contrast their policies with President Trump’s or snipe at each other, Democratic candidates for the White House largely chose the latter. A phalanx of Democrats eager to continue on the road to the Oval Office sought to throw mud at two of the pack’s leaders, former Vice President Joe Biden and […]

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Democratic Debate #2 Night 2 Review: No TKO As Joe Biden Punched By Everyone; CNN Tweaks Boxing Match Format, A Bit

Donald Trump loves to mock the former Vice-President of the United States as “Sleepy Joe” but coming off a less than stellar performance during the last debate, Joe Biden was aiming for full Joe Frazer mode in the Motor City tonight against his relentless rivals with some rope-a-dope moves too. Unmentioned last night in the […]

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CNN’s Combative Debate Questions Failed Voters (Column)

In retrospect, CNN made it clear from the start what it wanted from hosting the Democratic debates. For the first night, it pitted “The Progressives” against everyone else in such a way that denigrating Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s brand of liberalism became a requisite kickoff to any answer. For the second night, it […]

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‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Showrunner Talks Hand-Drawn Animated Adaption Of Dr. Seuss Classic, Possible Season 2 – TCA

There are only 50 words in the Dr. Seuss’s classic children’s book Green Eggs and Ham. That said, how does one create a 13-episode season of half-hour animated episodes based on a story about a guy who refuses to eat green-hued cuisine in a house; with a mouse; on a boat; with a goat, in a […]

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Donald Trump Tweets During Democratic Debate: Obama Built “The Cages For Kids”

President Donald Trump is famous to tweeting while he’s watching TV, which seems like most of the time. Tonight he was watching Night 2 of the Democratic debate on CNN and apparently took issue with the candidates’ take on his administration’s policy of separating migrant families. You could almost hear Stephen Colbert doing his under-the-top […]

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‘Jane the Virgin’ Series Finale: EP Jennie Snyder Urman On Spoiled Ending, Narrator Reveal & Potential Spinoffs

SPOILER ALERTt: The story includes details about the series finale of Jane the Virgin on the CW. After five seasons and 100 episodes, the CW’s Jane the Virgin ended its journey tonight. It has been an important show for the CW and for television — Jane gave the CW its first major award recognition when star Gina Rodriguez […]

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‘Jane The Virgin’ Boss Breaks Down Bringing the Series Finale ‘Full Circle’ (SPOILERS)

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Chapter One-Hundred,” the series finale of “Jane the Virgin.” Five years ago, the CW was dominated by surreal series centered on vampires and werewolves, demon hunters, a genetically altered soldier, and so-called homo superiors. But then came “Jane the Virgin.” In a sea of dark, […]

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Cory Booker Drops Uncensored ‘S—Hole’ Comment During Debate

Cory Booker dropped an uncensored “s—hole” Wednesday night while arguing with former vice president Joe Biden at CNN’s second round of democratic debates. “Some are from s—hole countries. Some are form worthy countries,” Booker said while arguing that Biden is trying to pit some immigrants against other immigrants. The statement appears to be in reference […]

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No Emmys Governors Award This Year From TV Academy

The Television Academy will not hand out a Governors Award in September at the 71st Emmys Awards, Deadline has confirmed. It marks the first time since 1994 and second time ever that the special honor won’t be presented. The honor is bestowed to “an individual, company, organization or project for outstanding achievement in the arts […]

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‘The Good Fight’, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, ‘Dead To Me’ and ‘In The Dark’ Bosses Talk Challenges Of Being A Female TV Executive – TCA

CBS hosted a special panel titled “Impact Storytelling” during the TCA press tour on Wednesday held on the ’80s-drenched set of track lighting and marbled gaudiness of the forthcoming CBS All Access Why Women Kill. The setting is appropriate because the panelists are killing it when it comes to their shows.  Michelle Paradise (Star Trek: […]

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Woodstock 50, the Obituary: RIP After a Fyre-y Death

Woodstock 50 passed away today at the age of 7 months, following a brave and very, very long battle with cancel. The festival’s timely demise was confirmed in a statement from Sallie Hofmeister, who, as Harvey Weinstein’s publicist, has become a specialist in sensitive terminal cases. The canceled gathering was preceded in death by Curveball, […]

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Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Square Off Immediately At Democratic Debate

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who famously squared off during a Democratic debate last month, immediately were pitted against each other to start tonight’s faceoff of White House hopefuls on CNN. The pair greeted each other warmly during the candidate introduction, and Biden took the opportunity to say to her, “Take it easy on me, […]

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‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah’ Finds The Fun In Democrats’ Debate Round 2

The Daily Show and host Trevor Noah are at it again on Twitter, skewering the sometimes pompous politicians who are facing off in tonight’s Democratic presidential candidate debates. The irreverence was flowing via Twitter, as the social media team took on the high and mighty and found some comedy gold in their earnest pronouncements and […]

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Keke Palmer Nears Deal To Join ‘Strahan And Sara’ As Third Co-Host

Keke Palmer, an actress best known for her turn on Scream Queens, is closing in on a deal to join Michael Strahan and Sara Haines on ABC’s talk-show spinoff of Good Morning America, according to a source close to the show. Palmer has demonstrated chemistry in multiple appearances with the two current hosts of Strahan […]

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Cory Booker Shouted Down By Protesters During Opening Statement At Democratic Debate

Sen. Cory Booker was in the middle of his opening statement at tonight’s Democratic debate when he was interrupted by protesters’ shouts from the audience. The lawmaker from New Jersey stopped speaking, and CNN and its moderators waited for the heckling to play out. At least three protesters yelled slogans including “Fire Pantaleo!” before being […]

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AJ Calloway Out As ‘Extra’ Co-Host As Sex Misconduct Investigation Concludes

A.J. Calloway, the Extra host who was accused of sexual assault and other misconduct by several women, has now been severed from the company. “The Company has investigated the claims made into Mr. Calloway’s conduct and he and the Company have mutually agreed to part ways,” said a statement from Warner Bros. issued today. Calloway […]

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Warner Bros. Cuts Ties With ‘Extra’s’ A.J. Calloway After Sexual Assault Investigation

Warner Bros. Television will “part ways” with “Extra” host A.J. Calloway following the studio’s investigation into sexual assault allegations leveled against the him. “The company has investigated the claims made into Mr. Calloway’s conduct and he and the company have mutually agreed to part ways,” a Warners rep says in a statement. The studio didn’t […]

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Bill De Blasio Confronted by Protesters at Democratic Debate

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker was interrupted by protesters Wednesday night as he gave his opening statement during CNN’s second round of democratic debates. The protesters were chanting “fire Pantaleo.” The chants were directed at Mayor Bill de Blasio in reference to his handling of the More to come…

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‘Russian Doll’s Natasha Lyonne To Direct Awkwafina TV Series, ‘Shrill’ & ‘High Fidelity’ Reboot

Natasha Lyonne is set to direct an episode of Comedy Central’s as-yet-untitled Awkwafina project. This immediately follows Lyonne’s stint helming an episode of both Hulu’s High Fidelity reboot series, and Shrill—the streamer’s Aidy Bryant starrer. “I was directing High Fidelity mostly in Brooklyn, and now I’m directing Awkwafina mostly in Queens, so I’m really making […]

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Cinespia Sets September Movies Including ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cinespia announced the list of titles screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in September. First up is the Sunday, Sept. 1 screening of the 1989 rom-com “When Harry Met Sally” starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Then director Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-noir mashup “Blade Runner” will come to the cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 7. The […]

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Claudia Lyon Leaves ABC for CBS to Become Executive VP, Talent and Casting

CBS is bringing on board Claudia Lyon as executive vice president of talent and casting, where she will oversee the unit’s operations for CBS Entertainment’s primetime and daytime programming, limited series, alternative programs and specials. Lyon joins CBS from ABC Entertainment, where she was vice president of talent and casting since 2006, overseeing casting for […]

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CBS Appoints ABC Studios Executive Claudia Lyon As New Head Of Casting

Claudia Lyon, who has led casting for ABC Studios for more than a decade, has joined CBS as EVP, Talent and Casting. She will oversee all talent and casting operations for CBS Entertainment’s primetime and daytime programming, limited series, alternative programs and specials, reporting to Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, and Thom Sherman, Senior EVP, CBS Entertainment. […]

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Cosmo Genovese Dies: Script Supervisor On ‘Perry Mason’, ‘A-Team’ & Two ‘Star Trek’ Series Was 95

Cosmo Genovese, whose career as a TV and film script supervisor spanned 45 years and included Perry Mason, The A-Team and two Star Trek series, died Tuesday. He was 95. Known for his dedicated and precise work ethic — along with his wit and humor — Genovese got his TV start on the 1950s ABC […]

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Final Season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Proves a Big Hit in France

Now in final season 7, Netflix’s landmark prison drama “Orange Is The New Black” is almost as big a hit in France as it is in the U.S. France is proving to be “Orange Is The New Black”‘s number one foreign (non-English speaking) market for the second consecutive year, on a capita basis, according to […]

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Kyoto Animation Arson Suspect Submitted Novel to Studio Contest

A lawyer for Kyoto Animation has confirmed that someone with the same first and last name as arson suspect Shinji Aoba submitted a work to the company’s novel contest. Aoba’s reported motivation for the July 18 arson attack on the company’s three-story No. 1 studio was that Kyoto Animation, familiarly known as KyoAni, had stolen […]

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Film Review: ‘Jay Myself’

One of my favorite moments in movies comes midway through “My Dinner with Andre,” when Wallace Shawn explains to his dinner-and-conversation companion, Andre Gregory, why it would be foolish to try and scale Mount Everest as a way of experiencing life anew. If you could truly see everything that’s going on around you, says Shawn, […]

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Locarno’s StepIn: Rita Dagher, Bob Berney, Maren Olson to Ask ‘What Are We Afraid Of?’

The Locarno Film Festival has recruited prominent French indie producer Rita Dagher along with Amazon Studios’ former head of distribution Bob Berney, and CAA agent Maren Olson as keynote speakers for its annual StepIn think tank, which will thrash out some of the most pressing issues preoccupying the independent film community. “What Are We Afraid […]

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ITV Studios Acquires Armoza Formats

ITV Studios has bought Armoza Formats. The Israel-based producer and distributor’s shows include “The Four,” which is on Fox in the U.S. It roster of shows also includes “Still Standing” and “I Can Do That.” Founded by Avi Armoza, the company specializes in unscripted formats. The ITV deal will see Tel Aviv-based Armoza Formats become […]

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Sandbox VR to Launch “Star Trek” Location-Based Reality Experience (EXCLUSIVE)

San Francisco-based virtual reality startup Sandbox VR has teamed up with CBS Interactive to launch a new “Star Trek” virtual reality (VR) experience this fall. “Star Trek: Discovery Away Mission” will allow up to 6 friends to enter the world of the series, complete with phasers and tricoders, and a holodeck to boot. The new […]

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Berlin Silver Bear Winner Angela Schanelec Preps Latest Feature (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlinale Silver Bear winner Angela Schanelec is prepping her latest feature film, the follow-up to “I Was At Home, But…,” which earned her best director honors at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. The new project, “Music,” will be pitched next month at the Locarno Film Festival. “Music” is a modern-day retelling of the Oedipus myth, […]

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bustle Digital Shelves Gawker Relaunch, Lays Off Site’s Staff

Gawker.com will remain in limbo: The reboot of the news and gossip site, now three years dormant, will not be going forward as planned, at least for now. Bustle Digital Group, whose founder and CEO Bryan Goldberg (pictured above) bought the assets of Gawker in a bankruptcy auction last year, said it has canceled the […]

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Democratic Debates: Moderates Swing at Warren, Sanders; Williamson Sets Internet Ablaze

Anyone tuning into the Democratic primary debates on CNN expecting to see Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders take swings at each other was likely disappointed, but several less well-known candidates — Marianne Williamson in particular — garnered a perhaps unexpected amount of attention on the stage of 10 in Detroit on Tuesday night. Warren, Sanders […]

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CNN’s Democratic Debate Was a Frantic Lightning Round, But Still an Improvement (Column)

Tuning into the second round of Democrat debates on CNN, you’d be forgiven for briefly mistaking it for a boxing match. Bombastic highlight reels trumpeting a showdown between “The Progressives” (Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren), assorted moderates (chiefly Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke) and gauzy meme generator Marianne Williamson opened the night. Red, white and […]

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Trump Boasts “I Made A Lot Of Money For NBC With ‘The Apprentice'” As He Rips NBC, CNN, Fox News

President Donald Trump sat down with C-SPAN for a wide-ranging interview that touched on everything from accusations that he’s a racist to his disdain for certain media outlets. After being asked about his near non-stop tweeting, Trump said he uses the platform to communicate directly with the public and to respond to the “dishonest” news […]

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Cardi B Concert Suddenly Canceled Over “Threat” Against The Rapper

A Cardi B concert scheduled to take place this evening in Indianapolis, Indiana, was suddenly shelved because of what police described as an “unverified threat” against the rapper. “This evening, there was a scheduled concert at Bankers Life. We were notified of an unverified threat to the artist and the artist canceled this evening’s concert […]

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Democratic Debate #2 Night 1 Review: CNN Goes ‘Bachelorette’ As Soundbiting Candidates Try To Seduce America

The first night of the Democrats’ second Presidential debates of the 2020 election was set up as a matchup between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and the two contenders did not disappoint on the CNN hosted huddle as they faced The Bachelorette season finale on ABC. In tone and temperament, the two pageants were very […]

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‘The Bachelorette’ Season 15 Finale: How Did Hannah’s Journey End? (SPOILERS)

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead, if you have not watched the Season 15 finale of “The Bachelorette,” which aired July 30, 2019 on ABC. Hannah Brown’s journey for love continued — and kept continuing — with the second half of her overly-emotional finale on Tuesday night. And turns out (spoiler alert!) she is essentially still […]

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Cardi B Calls Off Indianapolis Gig at Last Minute, Citing ‘Security Threat’

A Cardi B concert scheduled for Indianapolis Tuesday night was called off less than an hour before showtime, with the performer and her management citing a “security threat” as the reason. “Dear Indiana people, I’m so sorry for today,” she tweeted later in the evening, two hours after the ticketed showtime. “I will like to […]

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Grant Thompson Dies: YouTube ‘King Of Random’ Star Was 38

Grant Thompson, star and creator of viral YouTube channel The King of Random, has died at age 38, his family said. Thompson was killed in a paragliding accident Monday evening, TMZ reported. His body was recovered early Tuesday morning in St. George, Utah after his family filed a missing person’s report when he didn’t return […]

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Bernie Sanders Invokes Donald Trump’s “Racism And Xenophobia” At Democratic Debate

With immigration and Donald Trump’s race-baiting being two of the hottest issues in the country at the moment, both were bound to surface early during the Night 1 of the second round of Democratic debates tonight. And the first candidate onstage to accuse the sitting president of racism was one who is quite familiar with […]

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Cameron Boyce Cause Of Death Released By L.A. County Coroner

Disney star Cameron Boyce died of sudden unexpected epilepsy, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said in official records released Tuesday. Boyce, 20, was found unresponsive on Saturday, July 6, at his home in North Hollywood, Calif. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A family representative said at the time that the actor died […]

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Brush Fire In Los Angeles’ Sepulveda Basin “Largely Contained”

A brush fire in the center of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley consumed about five acres near a homeless encampment Tuesday afternoon and had local news stations watching closely amid the hot weather and breezy conditions as another fire season in Southern California looms. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded around 3:30 PM local time […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool’ Set for Release by Abramorama

In today’s film news roundup, “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” finds a home, the Saturn Awards land a producer and LA Skins Fest selects five fellows. ACQUISITION Abramorama has bought North American theatrical rights to Stanley Nelson’s documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” and plans releases in August and September. “The story of […]

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Writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV, Joins ‘Law & Order: SVU’

EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has signed an overall deal with Universal Television. As part of the deal — her first overall pact — Cullen will be developing new drama projects for the studio and also serving as consulting producer on the historic 21st season of Law & Order: SVU. “Lisa Takeuchi Cullen is a phenomenally […]

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‘The Aeronauts’ No Longer Headed to IMAX After Amazon Changes Release Plan

The Aeronauts, a film designed for IMAX and filmed partially with IMAX cameras, will no longer be headed to IMAX theaters. Last week, Amazon Studios changed its release plan for the Eddie Redmayne-Felicity Jones-led drama, pushing its theatrical run back from October 25—with one week exclusively in IMAX—to December 6, leaving just two weeks in theaters before it begins streaming on Amazon. When the news broke, Collider's Adam Chitwood questioned what that meant for the film's IMAX chances. According to THR, those chances just fell out of the wicker basket completely. "We don't …

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The Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now

Looking for a little adrenaline jolt to your Netflix viewing? We’ve got you covered. Below we’ve curated a list of the best action movies currently available to stream on Netflix, from the more adventure-tinged playful flicks to big-budget superhero movies to straight-up kung fu films. It’s the perfect antidote to the same-old-same-old, and Netflix has a pretty swell and diverse library of action films to spice up your night. So behold, below are the best action movies on Netflix.…

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San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival Announces New Directors Sidebar Selection

MADRID — The San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival announced at a press conference on Tuesday morning the fourteen projects selected to participate in this year’s Kutxabank New Directors section at the northern Spanish festival. Of the participating films, eight are debuts and six are second works, three of the latter from semi-new filmmakers who previously […]

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Rodrigo Bellott Marks His Return to Filmmaking with ‘Tu Me Manques’

Bolivia’s Rodrigo Bellott, after some years dedicated to casting and producing for other directors, has marked his return to filmmaking with the adaptation of his groundbreaking stage play, “Tu Me Manques.” On Sunday Aug. 28, his eponymous bi-lingual film snagged the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at L.A.’s Outfest where it had its world premiere. […]

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First Look: Trailer for Locarno Film Festival’s Opening Film ‘Magari’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer for Ginevra Elkann’s “Magari” (“If Only”), which world premieres as the opening film at the Locarno Film Festival. The film, described as a “sentimental comedy,” tells the story of three siblings, Alma, Jean and Sebastiano, who live in Paris, in the safe, albeit bizarre, bourgeois world […]

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Sony Pictures Swings To First Q1 Profit In Five Years

Reversing a trend, Sony Pictures Entertainment has posted an uptick in its first quarterly report of fiscal 2019. Unveiling Q1 results in Tokyo on Tuesday, the electronics and entertainment giant said earnings at the film division rose to $3.7M (400M yen) versus a $68M loss in the comparable period last year. Executives on an earnings […]

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Queen + Adam Lambert, Pharrell, Alicia Keys to Headline Global Citizen Festival

International advocacy organization Global Citizen today announced that  Queen + Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic, H.E.R., and Carole King will perform at the organization’s  2019 festival, a free-ticketed event on the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City on Saturday, September 28, 2019 French Montana, Ben Platt, and Jon Batiste & Stay Human will give guest performances.  Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh […]

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How To Watch The Second Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are set to face off once again. This time they’ll be meeting at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. CNN is airing round two of Democratic National Committee-sanctioned debates. With the still crowded field of candidates, the match-ups will take place over two nights — Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July […]

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Sony’s Pictures Division Achieves Breakeven in First Quarter

Sony’s “Pictures Division” made a net profit of $3 million in the April to June first quarter, on revenue of $1.70 billion. The unit traditionally makes a loss in the first quarter of its Japanese parent’s financial year. The numbers compared with a loss of $69 million on revenue of $1.59 billion in the 2018-19 […]

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Trump-Aligned Newsmax TV Parts Ways With CEO Michael Clemente – Report

After a little more than a year on the job, Michael Clemente is out as CEO of Newsmax TV, a right-wing outlet frequently in step with President Donald Trump. Clemente, a TV news veteran who became CEO in the spring of 2018, will transition to a consulting role. Newsmax Media, the TV network’s parent company, […]

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Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers Pull Race Card On Trump

President Donald Trump’s seemingly endless attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings made their way onto the late night shows. During Monday night’s monologue, Late Show host Stephen Colbert presented “episode three — million” of his segment “Is Donald Trump a Racist?” “Previously on, ‘Is Donald Trump racist?’ Yes!” Colbert said to laughter. “But some people still […]

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Data on Kyoto Animation Server Survives Arson Attack

Data in the server on the first floor of the fire-ravaged Kyoto Animation (“KyoAni”) studio has been recovered intact, according to Japanese media reports. The recovered data includes digitalized key animation drawings. The server was surrounded by four concrete walls that shielded it from fire and water damage. A lawyer for KyoAni, Daisuke Okeda, told […]

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‘Black Adam’ Producer Hiram Garcia Reveals Just When the ‘Shazam!’ Follow-up Will Film

While in Hawaii for the Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw junket, our own Steven Weintraub had a chance to sit down with Seven Bucks Productions president Hiram Garcia about the banner's upcoming slate of films. There's a highly anticipated jungle-set sequel coming this year, but it's the next 18 months that are going to be even bigger for the producing partner of one Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. There's a mega-movie production for Netflix early on and a can't-miss DC Comics superhero flick that everyone's been waiting for since at …

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‘Years And Years’ Creator Russell T Davies On Tonight’s HBO Finale, More To Come, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump & That Speech

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains details of tonight’s Years And Years finale on HBO. EXCLUSIVE: “The point is you don’t need a revolution for a Viv Rook to take over,” declares Years And Years creator Russell T Davies of the populist uprising of the HBO dystopian family drama of the near future that literally and […]

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First ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Trailer Reveals the Return of David Fincher’s Netflix Series

Netflix has released the first Mindhunter Season 2 trailer, offering a first look at the new season of David Fincher’s hourlong drama series. Mindhunter launched in 2017 from creator Joe Penhall as an adaptation of the true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Serial Crime Unit. The series chronicles the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling in the FBI, with Season 1 focused on the research-gathering of the small team as they interviewed incarcerated serial killers to better understand what made them do what they did. Fincher took creative lead on the series, directing four …

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‘Dynasty’ Recasts Cristal Jennings With Daniella Alonso Stepping Into The Role

The CW’s Dynasty reboot has recast the role of Cristal Jennings. Ana Brenda Contreras — who originated the role in Season 2 — is leaving and Daniella Alonso will step into the role, Deadline has confirmed. “Unfortunately, Ana Brenda Contreras will not be returning for the third season of Dynasty due to personal reasons,” executive […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ Returns for 40th Anniversary

In today’s film news roundup, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” comes back, Aubrey Plaza gets cast in a thriller and the Ruderman Family Foundation honors two series and two movies. RE-RELEASE Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures have scheduled 40th anniversary showings of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” on Sept. 15 and 18. It’s the first […]

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Listen: Bob Odenkirk on How Modern Comedies Like ‘Pen15’ Rival the Quality of Classic British Sitcoms

“Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk’s favorite TV series have mostly come from the other side of the pond, including “Monty Python,” “The Goodies,” “The Royle Family,” and the UK version of “The Office.” “I think about it as my humor, I don’t think about it as ‘British humor,'” Odenkirk told Variety‘s “My Favorite Episode” […]

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Michael B. Jordan Supports Lupus Patients at MBJAM, Teases Return as Killmonger

“Yes, that’s the real guy from “Black Panther” a mother told her young son outside Dave & Buster’s, announcing the entrance of Michael B. Jordan who had just stepped onto the orange carpet with his mother Donna at Saturday’s 3rd annual MBJAM, an event he hosts to benefit Lupus LA. Though the actor plays the […]

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Ken Burns Discusses Country Music’s ‘Mass Appeal’ at Documentary Panel

At a panel previewing his forthcoming PBS documentary “Country Music,” legendary filmmaker Ken Burns addressed inevitable questions about the origins of country music and the genre “not having a mass appeal.” The director, who was joined on stage by some of the musicians featured in the marathon 16-hour endeavor, bristled a little when asked about […]

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Quentin Tarantino’s Greatest Hits: The Director’s Best Scenes

Quentin Tarantino scenes are like songs. The kinetic trade offs of expletives and pop culture references form a rhythm. The quotable monologues are the ear worm singalong choruses. The violence — that releases the swell of tension — is the guitar solo, the violin crescendo, when the beat drops. And every time Samuel L. Jackson […]

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Luisa Leschin to Receive Norman Lear Writer’s Award at Imagen Awards

Luisa Leschin is this year’s recipient of the Imagen Awards’ annual Norman Lear Writer’s Award. “Luisa Leschin’s work with her-highly successful play, “Latins Anonymous,” to her success as co-executive producer for beloved shows such as “George Lopez,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “East Los High,” and now “Mr. Iglesias,” serve as examples of her creative talent and […]

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Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Handed Defeat in Trial

Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” infringed on the song “Joyful Noise” by Christian rap artist Marcus Gray, aka Flame, a Los Angeles jury found on July 29. The decision followed a week-long trial in Los Angeles civil court in downtown L.A. which included an appearance by Perry herself, who testified for 35 minutes. In […]

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AMC Networks Sees Its Genre-Oriented Streaming Strategy Turning Profit By End Of 2020

EXCLUSIVE: AMC Networks, whose streaming past was marked by Netflix deals that helped build cornerstone shows like Breaking Bad, has been charting its streaming future with four increasingly viable direct-to-consumer streaming services. None of the outlets is a mass-audience juggernaut, but that’s never been the plan. As a portfolio they have grown steadily and offer […]

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How Netflix and Other Streaming Services Are Doubling Down on Anime

Misa from “Death Note,” Saitama from “One-Punch Man,” and Code:002 from “Darling in the Franxx” walk into a convention center. It’s the set-up to what could be a pretty good joke. Like the rabbi, priest, and monk, these are religious figures in their own right—anime heroes, favorite deities of a subcultural movement known as cosplay. […]

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Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 Draws Over 2 Million Live Viewers

Epic Games’s first Fortnite World Cup Finals pulled in a live-streaming audience of more than 2 million concurrent viewers on Sunday who watched a 16-year-old wunderkind win the $3 million solo grand prize — the largest cash payout for an individual esports champ. The winner: 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf, aka “Bugha,” a Fortnite player from Pennsylvania […]

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‘Avengers: Endgame’: Let’s Talk about Black Widow

Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame. After a glorified cameo in Iron Man 2, we really got to know Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in The Avengers. She was defined by “the red in my ledger”, and while that conversation was a ploy to draw out Loki’s plan, through further MCU movies we see Black Widow as someone who operates in a gray area because she’s done some really awful things in her past. She eventually gets pulled towards doing the right thing and fighting for others, but it always carries the weight of atonement. Unlike Iron Man …

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‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ & ‘Purge 5’ Among 10 Features Bestowed Big Bucks From California Tax Credits

Doubtful the upcoming second Sherlock Holmes sequel will feature the line “elementary, my dear California,” but the Golden State sure helped solve the riddle of how to get the Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams-led film financed. With a near record allocation of just under $28.85 million, Warner Bros’ December 2021 debuting Sherlock […]

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Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Tapped for $20 Million California Tax Credit

“Sherlock Holmes 3,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, has been selected by the California Film Commission to receive a conditional $20.8 million tax credit for shooting in California. Other feature films announced Monday include a Warner Bros. remake of “Little Shop of Horrors” with a $9.6 million credit; Will Smith’s “King Richard” with […]

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‘Orange is the New Black’ Team Breaks Down Differentiating ICE Imprisonment from Litchfield

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the final season of “Orange is the New Black,” streaming now on Netflix. For six seasons “Orange is the New Black” acclimated viewers to life inside a detention center. First it was the minimum security fictional Litchfield Correctional Institution, then it was a maximum […]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Die by 2060 … but Live on as Holograms (Guest Column)

The average age of the top touring performers is 52.6 years old, Tim Ingham revealed in a Rolling Stone column last week. His data is based on Pollstar’s midyear tally of the 100 highest grossing acts in the world. Led by 72-year-old Elton John, who grossed $82.6 million between Nov. 22 2018 and May 22 […]

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Donald Trump Attacks Al Sharpton as ‘Con Man’ in Twitter Outburst

Donald Trump attacked Al Sharpton as a “con man” who “hates whites & cops” shortly before the MSNBC host and civil rights activist is scheduled to hold a press conference today to criticize the president’s recent remarks about Baltimore. “Al Sharpton would always ask me to go to his events,” Trump wrote in early morning […]

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First Look at 1998 Tour de France Film ‘The Racer’ (EXCLUSIVE)

With the 2019 edition of the Tour de France having drawn to a close, the first image of “The Racer,” a film set during the notorious 1998 edition of the iconic bike race, has been released. The real-life Tour de France was tainted by doping scandals in 1998, subsequently earning the nickname the Tour de […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Tamsin Greig, David Oyelowo To Voice ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ For Channel 4

Benedict Cumberbatch, Tamsin Greig, David Oyelowo, David Walliams and Paul Whitehouse have been set as voice cast for Channel 4’s animated Christmas special, The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Lupus Films is producing after striking a deal last year with HarperCollins Children’s Books to adapt the classic story by the late Judith Kerr. Joanna Harrison […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Voice Cast for Channel 4’s ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’

Benedict Cumberbatch will lend his voice to “The Tiger Who Came to Tea,” the animated adaptation of Judith Kerr’s classic children’s book for Channel 4 in the U.K. The “Avengers: Infinity Wars” star will be joined by Tamsin Greig, David Oyelowo, David Walliams, and Paul Whitehouse in the Lupus Films-produced movie, which will be part […]

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China Box Office: ‘Nezha’ Breaks Animation Records With $91 Million Opening

Chinese animation “Nezha” broke local records with its $91.5 million opening, to be the second highest grossing film in the world over the weekend. It trailed only “The Lion King” on the global stage, though will quickly overtake the Disney title in China. An animated version of a classic Chinese tale, “Nezha” enjoyed $8.8 million […]

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Netflix, Amazon Web Services Join Hollywood Open Source Group

Netflix and Amazon Web Services are among the newest members of the Academy Software Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting the use of open source software in Hollywood that is being spearheaded by the Linux Foundation and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The foundation also announced Monday that it now stewards the […]

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

NBA Renews China Digital Deal With Tencent

The National Basketball Association and China’s Tencent Holdings have announced a five-year extension of their existing partnership, which sees Tencent as the NBA’s official digital partner. The new deal runs to the end of the 2024-25 season and covers live NBA games, NBA programming and interactive fan experiences. Under the new deal live NBA games, […]

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Film Review: ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’

Dora the Explorer was seven years old when audiences met her on television, a sing-songy polymath who traveled the map seeking answers and solving puzzles, accompanied by a big-mouthed backpack and equally loquacious monkey, Boots. Nearly 20 years have passed since the adventure show first aired (enough to cultivate a massive global awareness), but only […]

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‘Parasite’ Award-Winning Korean Film Pulled From China Festival

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite,” this year’s Palme d’Or winner, was cancelled from screening Sunday as the closing film for China’s FIRST Film Festival for “technical reasons,” making it the fifth festival film to run into trouble with Chinese censors this year. “Parasite” is a violent, dark comedy about class conflict and greed that […]

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Orange, Mediapro Studio Team on Telco’s First Spanish Original Series (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID —  Marking a milestone move in its drive into content creation, already seen in France, French telecom Orange is teaming with The Mediapro Studio on Orange’s first original scripted series in Spain, which will be aired on Orange TV. Developed by Madrid-based 100 Balas (“Vota Juan”), owned by The Mediapro Studio, the still-to-be titled […]

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‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ Review: Chris Evans Still Playing the Hero Post-MCU

It's hard for me to believe, since part of me still thinks of him as the local kid I heard about growing up who got cast in Not Another Teen Movie, but Chris Evans is the star of the biggest movie of all time. Not Leonardo DiCaprio. Not Sam Worthington. No, it was Evans' Captain America who recently led Avengers: Endgame to the ultimate box office crown. With the MCU now firmly in Evans' rear-view mirror, it's going to be interesting to see what the future holds for him. I still don't think Evans is quite …

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Film Review: ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’

“There’s so much to see and do in Arous,” read the brochure for a Sudanese vacation spot where visitors could go scuba diving amid reefs “made famous by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Hans Hass.” Never mind that Sudan was in a state of civil war, and no place for tourists in the early 1980s. European tourists […]

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‘Bless This Mess’ Teases New Pig, Romantic Developments And Streaming-Style Storytelling For Season 2 – TCA

Oinker Alert: season two of ABC’s Bless This Mess will include a pig. “We are entering the world of pigs, that’s all I’ll say,” offered Elizabeth Meriwether (Single Parents, New Girl ) who, along with series star Lake Bell, executive produces the serie that follows the adventures of a  newlywed couple whose plan to ditch […]

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Colony Capital Eyeing Minority Stake In Legendary Entertainment

Tom Barrack’s investment company Colony Capital is possibly looking to purchase a minority stake in Legendary Entertainment. Home of the Godzilla franchise, Detective Pikachu, Netflix’s adaptation of Lost in Space and the forthcoming Amazon series Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, Legendary Entertainment is owned by Dalian Wanda Group. According to Bloomberg, Colony has been in talks to buy […]

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Colony Capital Looking at Investment Deal With Wanda’s Legendary (Report)

U.S. financier Colony Capital may be in negotiations to buy a minority share stake in Legendary Entertainment. The Hollywood production company behind “Godzilla” and “Pacific Rim” is owned by China’s Wanda group. Bloomberg reported on Sunday that Colony had held talks with Wanda. It reported that Colony may use a new fund, Colony Media Partners […]

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‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Says Resignation Of “Spectacular S***head” Governor Of Puertor Rico Is A “Historical Moment”

After getting in some early jabs in about Donald Trump’s tariff threats on France for their wine (Trump said that he thinks American wines just look better than French wines), John Oliver dug into the text scandal and resignation of Ricardo Rossello, the Governor of Puerto Rico, on Last Week Tonight. This week, Rossello said that […]

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Eva Longoria Praises Sister with Special Needs, Reflects on Directing Future

Eva Longoria says she wouldn’t be the humanitarian she is today without some inspiration from her oldest sister Liza, who was born with an intellectual disability.  “That’s really where all of my philanthropy and charity work comes from is living a life with Liza and somebody like Liza,” Longoria said at the HollyRod Foundation’s 21st […]

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Film Review: ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson — though he reckoned without the Angry Birds making a virtue of that trade. Peace of any kind is in short supply in “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” another breathless, frenetic cartoon escapade derived from the […]

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Dolly Parton Joins Brandi Carlile’s All-Star, All-Women Blowout at Newport (Watch)

The headlining set Saturday night at the Newport Folk Festival was billed mysteriously as “The Collaboration,” accompanied only by a set of female-gender symbols. Given the presence of Brandi Carlile and her new supergroup the Highwomen on the bill the previous day, her reputation for being one of the most able sitter-inners in show business, […]

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Richard “Dick” Allen Fox Dies: Fox Theatres Founder, Former NATO President Was 90

Richard “Dick” Allen Fox, the founder of the Fox Theatres chain and a former president of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners , died on July 24 in Boca Raton, Fla. at age 90. Fox founded Reading, Pa-based Fox Theatres in 1957 with the Sinking Spring Drive-In, the “World’s Largest Cinemascope Screen,” and over the […]

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Disney Smashes Own Global Box Office Record

Disney hit a major box office milestone, crossing the all-time record for global ticket sales for a single studio. After this weekend, the company has surpassed $7.67 billion worldwide, smashing the benchmark previously set by Disney in 2016 with $7.61 billion. Also this weekend, Disney also became the first studio to hit the $5 billion […]

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‘Honeyland’ Is The Bees Knees of Openers; ’The Farewell’ Welcomes Solid 3rd Frame: Specialty Box Office

Opening non-fictioners had a tough start this weekend, though the top title had some impressive results. Honeyland won Sundance’s best world documentary prize along with other nods including cinematography. The Neon release directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov is a challenge. Its subjects mostly speak an old form of Turkish and it would be a challenge […]

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‘Into The Wild’ Bus Tourist Attraction Lures Woman To Her Death

A woman attempting to visit the abandoned bus made famous by the best-selling book and film Into The Wild has been killed. The newlywed woman, one of many tourists who attempt to visit the “Magic Bus” where Chris McCandless died in 1992, drowned attempting to cross a river to get to the vehicle. McCandless’s trip into […]

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Cat & Mouse: ‘The Lion King’s $963M WW Through Sunday Pushes Disney To Record $7.67B Global B.O.; 1st Studio To Pass $5B Overseas – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Disney’s The Lion King roared through its third weekend at the international box office, lapping up $142.8M from 53 offshore markets, and bringing the overseas total to $611.9M with worldwide at $962.7M through Sunday. In doing so, it also helped push Disney to a new all-time yearly global box office record of […]

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Karl Urban on ‘The Boys’, Having a Blast as Butcher, and Fighting an Invisible Man

From showrunner Eric Kripke and based on the best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the eight-episode Amazon Prime Video original series The Boys is an irreverent look at what happens when the popular and influential superheroes abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good, and often need someone to cover up all of their dirty deeds and secrets for them. But when Hughie (Jack Quaid) suffers a devastating loss as a result of one Supe’s recklessness, he becomes so outraged that he teams up with Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and The Boys, in order …

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Baltimore Sun Editorial Slams Trump For Criticizing Its City As “Rat-Infested”

The Baltimore Sun’s editorial board has responded to President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the city. In an editorial published late on Saturday, the media outlet’s editorial board blasted Trump in an opinion piece titled “Better to have a few rats than to be one.” President Trump took issue on Twitter over the past few […]

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‘The Mask’ at 25: Why the Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz Hit Was the ‘Deadpool’ of Its Time

When Jerry Evans was hired to choreograph the blockbuster superhero comedy “The Mask,” which celebrates its 25th anniversary Monday, he was surprised when director Chuck Russell informed him he was secretly making a musical. “I said, ‘Secretly?” recalled Evans, adding that Russell admitted that “I haven’t told anybody other than you and my producer. We’ll […]

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PledgeMusic’s Website Goes Offline

PledgeMusic, the direct-to-fan marketplace that suspended operations in February, owing hundreds of artists money for unfulfilled campaigns, took its site offline on Thursday. While the service had promised that artists would be able to access their user data, that information is currently unavailable. In a message posted late last week, the company said the data […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Nabs $40.3 Million, Tarantino’s Highest Debut

Quentin Tarantino's ninth film, a foot-heavy fantasy film by the name of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, was a bit of a departure for the filmmaker, release-wise, as the first in his career distributed outside the Miramax/Weinstein Company umbrella and only the second, besides Inglourious Basterds, to get a summer release. Well, it looks like the move has at least partially paid off, as Once Upon a Time debuted to $40.3 million, the highest opening weekend in Tarantino's career. Of course, there's plenty of factors at play. OUATIH is toplined by two …

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Box Office: ‘Lion King’ Reigns Overseas With $142 Million, Nears $1 Billion Globally

Disney’s “The Lion King” remains box office royalty, generating another $142 million at the international box office. Director Jon Favreau’s hyperrealistic remake of the animated classic is already the fifth-biggest global release of the year with $963 million to date. “The Lion King” well on its way to joining fellow studio releases “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain […]

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

President Donald Trump, perhaps tired of The Squad, has found a new face of the Democratic party to demonize – Rep. Elijah Cummings. The Commander-in-Tweet spent a good portion of his early tweetstorm today taking on the Baltimore district representative, picking up on his tweets from yesterday on the same topic. It was an attack […]

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‘Jurassic World: The Ride’: Details and More than 20 Images from Universal Studios’ Newest Attraction

The newest theme park thrill ride, “Jurassic World - The Ride,” is an epic adventure that expands upon the previous Jurassic Park ride, in a way that’s more real and more intense than ever. While the new adventure, which still utilizes the ride’s previous track, features Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong reprising their film roles, the real stars of the attraction are the dinosaurs, which now include the Indominus Rex and the aquatic Mosasaurus. With the assistance of filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall, the ride captures the essence of the blockbuster franchise and …

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Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Starts Strong With $40 Million, ‘Lion King’ Remains Victorious

Disney’s “The Lion King” might still rule everything the light touches, but Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” certainly held its own this weekend at the domestic box office. In a win for original content, Tarantino’s R-rated ode to Hollywood opened with $40 million from 3,500 North American theaters, a career best for […]

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Kyoto Animation Fire Claims its 35th Victim

The arsonist-set fire that swept through the Kyoto Animation studio on July 18 has claimed its 35th life, according to Japanese media reports. Police have stated that the victim is a man in his twenties. The identities of all 35 dead have yet to be revealed. Another 33 employers of the studio were injured in […]

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Film Review: ‘Dead Water’

Some low-voltage thrillers are so thoroughly predictable as they meander toward an obvious outcome, they generate far more impatience than suspense. Exhibit A: “Dead Water,” a tepid VOD-ready melodrama that strikes faint echoes of Roman Polanski’s “Knife in the Water” and Phillip Noyce’s “Dead Calm” while ponderously padding 60 or so minutes of plot to […]

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

KCET Leads 2019 Local L.A. Area Emmy Awards; KTLA, KMEX Earn Top Newscast Nods

Newly merged local public outfit KCET/PBS SoCal led this year’s Los Angeles Area Emmys, winning a combined seven awards on Saturday night — six of which went to KCET, the individual station leader. Other big winners included Univision’s KMEX, Tribune’s KTLA, and Telemundo O&O KVEA, which earned three Emmys each. KVEA won the Emmy for […]

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Los Angeles Area Emmy Winners Announced – KCET Leads The Competition

The awards were handed out tonight in North Hollywood.

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‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Calls Trump “Racist Moron” Over Baltimore Comments

“The Wire” creator David Simon unloaded on President Donald Trump Saturday, after the president called Baltimore a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” while criticizing Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings. Simon, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, documented life in Baltimore on his HBO series. While the critically-acclaimed drama didn’t exactly paint Charm City in a positive […]

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‘NFL: The Grind’ Lines Up Brett Favre, Terrell Owens, More As Contributors On Epix Series

Some heavy hitters will be suiting up as contributors on NFL: The Grind, Epix announced today at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. The weekly series from the premium cable net and NFL Films is being billed as offering fans the final word on the week in football. Joining the show’s roster of contributors […]

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Pete Buttigieg Rips “Racist” Trump: “We Ought To Call That What It Is”

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg expressed his disapproval of President Donald Trump, referring to the president as a “racist” during a speech Friday at the National Urban League Conference. “My generation saw this country elect its first black president and then turn around and elect a racist to the White House — and we ought […]

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Box Office: ‘Lion King’ Rules Again, ‘Once Upon a Time’ on Track for Tarantino Record

“The Lion King” remained king of the box office in its second weekend, taking in $22.3 million in Friday’s domestic ticket sales. Disney’s live-action remake continues to dominate the box office as it tracks for a $76.6 million sophomore outing — another hefty weekend after its massive $192 million launch, which was the eighth biggest […]

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CNN Anchor Victor Blackwell Breaks Down On Camera After Trump Attack On His Home District

CNN anchor Victor Blackwell grew emotional on camera today as he defended his hometown district from President Trump’s characterization of it as “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess.” Blackwell took issue with the use of the word “infested,” saying the people in the district got up and went to work every morning, loved their children, […]

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Hulu’s First ‘Looking For Alaska’ Teaser Will Make You Feel Every Feeling Possible

The next big book-to-screen adaptation is coming. On Friday, Hulu released the first teaser for the upcoming TV series Looking For Alaska starring Charlie Plummer (Lean On Pete), Kristine Froseth (The Society), and Timothy Simons (Veep). Adapted from the John Green book of the same name, this first Looking For Alaska trailer hints at the "big, sweeping emotions resulting from a contained, emotionally affecting" story it will tell over the course of eight episodes. The series introduces its four main characters — Miles "Pudge" Halter (Plummer), Alaska Young (Froseth), Chip "The Colonel" Martin (Denny Love), and Takumi (Jay Lee) — …

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Series at Amazon Sets Full Creative Team

Amazon announced the creative team behind the upcoming “Lord of the Rings” series during the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Saturday. Joining the previously announced behind-the-scenes members of the series are: executive producers Lindsey Weber (“10 Cloverfield Lane”), Bruce Richmond (“Game of Thrones”), Gene Kelly (“Boardwalk Empire”), and Amazon’s former head of genre […]

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Ben Platt Talks Religion, Sexuality and Showbiz at Grammy Museum Event

Tony Award winner Ben Platt sat for a candid Q&A on July 24 at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum, which was followed by an intimate performance of songs from his “Sing To Me Instead” album, released in March by Atlantic Records. Speaking to veteran writer David Wild, the Broadway star discussed his showbiz family (his father, […]

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Album Review: Chance the Rapper’s ‘The Big Day’

Chance the Rapper has finally arrived — sort of. It was perhaps appropriate that the Chicago rapper bided his time dropping “The Big Day” — though advertised as a Friday release, it didn’t pop up on streaming sites around midnight, as most albums do, but rather well into the morning on July 26. Understandably, fans […]

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Amazon Sets Creative Team For ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Remake Including ‘GoT’ & ‘Breaking Bad’ Execs – TCA

Amazon has set a slew of creative execs for its forthcoming Lord of the Rings series including Eps from Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Sopranos as well as former head of genre Sharon Tal Yguado. This comes a year after setting feature writers JD Payne and Patrick McKay to develop and write the company’s high-profile […]

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Laura Prepon on How ‘That ’70s Show’ Prepared Her for the End of ‘Orange Is the New Black’

With its seventh and final season, the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black takes one last ride with the ladies of Litchfield. Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) is struggling with life on the outside, as she comes to terms with the fact that prison has changed her and the way people view her forever, while the love of her life, Alex Vause (Laura Prepon), is dealing with the corruption of life in the always unjust Max prison, as they figure out how to navigate a relationship where one of them is on the inside while one is on the outside. …

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Saturday Mourning Cartoons Podcast: ‘Batman: Hush’ Review, Now with Bat-Spoilers

Welcome, to both our new and returning listeners, to the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast! The weekly show for all things animation, including news, reviews, and interviews, features co-hosts Dave Trumbore and Sean Paul Ellis. And as of this episode, we're now a part of the Collider Factory podcast network under the curated Collider Weekly list. To kick things off in a big way, we're tackling the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movies release, Batman: Hush! The animated adaptation of the acclaimed early-2000s DC Comics run from writer Jeph Loeb and artists Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and …

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Friday, July 26, 2019

‘Veronica Mars’ Creator Thinks There Will Be Another Season, Explains Why That Tragic Twist Was Needed

For a show that only aired for three seasons, Veronica Mars has had a remarkable staying power. Seven years after the drama starring Kristen Bell ended its three-season run on UPN and the CW, it was brought back as a feature with the help of fans via crowdfunding. Five years later, a fourth season was […]

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Despite Agency Standoff, WGA Says Women & Minority TV Staff Writers Continue To Make Gains

The WGA says that women and minorities showed slight gains in the 2019-20 TV series staffing season compared to a year ago, despite disruptions in the hiring process caused during the 105-day standoff between the guild and Hollywood’s talent agencies. “Questions have been asked about the effect of the agency campaign on our most vulnerable […]

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President Trump Provides Round-Up Of Negative Media Reviews On Robert Mueller Performance

President Donald Trump got mad. Then he got even. The Commander-in-Tweet reacted angrily earlier today, questioning why Democratic congressmen – specifically, Rep. Jerrold Nadler – refuse to admit that their crusade to find a collusion conspiracy is over. The widely-panned appearance of Special Counsel Robert Mueller in front of two committees seems to have emboldened […]

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Fortnite World Cup Has $30 Million In Cash Up For Grabs This Weekend

The Fortnite World Cup starts today, and the three-day tournament for gaming’s most popular attraction offers a prize pool of $30 million for its competitors. Contrast that to the prize pool for the Super Bowl: the winning players get $118.000, while the losing team gets $59,000 (this is in addition to their regular season salaries, […]

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Every Quentin Tarantino Movie You Can Stream Right Now

It's been a long wait since 2015, but Quentin Tarantino is finally back in theaters this weekend with his Los Angeles love letter Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. The 1970s-set film is racking up good reviews and on track to become Box Office highlight on Tarantino's resume, which means it's probably going to whet your appetite for more Tarantino movies the moment you walk out of the theater. Fortunately, the majority of Tarantino's films are available to stream right now. Not all of them -- if you want to watch Kill Bill or Django Unchained, …

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Angry Disney World Ranter Says Childless People Should Be Banned From The Theme Park

A rant from a disgruntled mother that insists childless couples should be banned from Disney World – and presumably Disneyland – has been reignited on Twitter, sparking more than 15,000 shares. The original post on Facebook came in 2018, then picked up by Reddit. But it was recently tweeted and revived, as it pits parents […]

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‘Veronica Mars’: Let’s Talk About That Shocking Season 4 Ending & The Pains of Growing Up

Be aware there are major spoilers for Veronica Mars Season 4 below. Seriously, if you haven't watched it, you want to stop reading. Again, Big Huge Spoilers below. How you hanging in there, Marshmallows? Few fandoms have rallied behind and stuck with a show the way Veronica Mars loyalists have. Through 25 years, two networks, a fan-funded movie, and now a new revival streaming season on Hulu, the Veronica Mars fans -- self-dubbed Marshmallows -- have stuck with the detective series through thick and thin. But the Season 4 finale just delivered the biggest blow yet. Logan Echolls (Jason …

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Piers Morgan Salutes Former Manager John Ferriter Via Twitter

British journalist/broadcaster Piers Morgan has written a tribute to his former manager, John Ferriter, who died suddenly at age 59. Morgan saluted his “brilliant and ferociously loyal” manager on Twitter. “RIP John Ferriter, 59. My brilliant manager and ferociously loyal, kind, charismatic & supremely talented friend. I trusted him with my life, and he enriched […]

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‘Criminal Minds’ Staffer Sues Over Alleged Sexual Harassment & Battery By Supervisor

A longtime camera operator for the CBS drama Criminal Minds is suing CBS Corp, ABC Studios, Warner Bros and others over what he alleges is a long pattern of sexual harassment and battery by a supervisor on the show. According to the often graphic and explicit suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), the […]

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President Donald Trump Calls For Investigation Into Obama Book Deals

Frustrated by continued efforts by the Democratic congress to find a reason to impeach him, President Donald Trump fought back today, saying that an investigation should be mounted on the book deals signed by former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. The $65 million in multiple book deals spawned a best-seller for Michelle Obama, […]

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Film News Roundup: Bella Thorne’s Crime Drama ‘Southland’ Starts Shooting

In today’s film news roundup, a Bella Thorne crime drama is shooting, Cinepolis is expanding in the US and Bill Duke’s “The Killing Floor” is acquired. PRODUCTION START Bella Thorne’s crime drama “Southland” has begun production in Oklahoma with Joshua Caldwell directing from his own script. The story follows two young lovers who rob their […]

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Starz Eyes International Growth For SVOD Service As COO Jeffrey Hirsch Takes Aim At Netflix – TCA

Starz is looking to double the growth of its streaming service internationally over the next two years but COO Jeffrey Hirsch warns that companies don’t have to spend $13B on content like Netflix to succeed in a digital world. “Netflix has done a phenomenal job of convincing everyone in this room and everyone on Wall […]

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Vice Media in Talks to Acquire Millennial Media Outlet Refinery29 (Report)

Vice Media is in discussions to acquire online publisher Refinery29, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The talks are reportedly ongoing and may not result in an offer. Bringing the two online media brands together would expand Vice’s core audience, which is largely male. Refinery29’s content includes verticals on […]

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and the Melancholy of Tarantino’s Ending



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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ and ‘Shang-Chi’ to Shoot in Sydney, Australia

“Thor: Love and Thunder,” the fourth part of Marvel’s single superhero franchise, will shoot in the Disney-owned Fox Studios, in Sydney, Australia. The film is set to receive over $16.7 million (A$24.1 million) of subsidies from the Australian federal government and the New South Wales state government. The announcement, made Friday by NSW minister for […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Used Victoria’s Secret Billionaire for Access to Women

Multimillionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein used his position as a close working partner of billionaire Leslie Wexner to gain access to women, the New York Times reported Thursday. According to the report, Epstein mysteriously inserted himself into Wexner’s financial and personal affairs, where he obtained a large amount of wealth via his connections to Wexner’s company […]

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President Donald Trump To Fox News Host Sean Hannity: Democrats “Created This Phony Crime”

President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Fox News last night, talking via phone to Hannity host Sean Hannity about Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress. The President’s conclusion: The Democrats “created this phony crime” with their accusations of obstruction of justice. “I didn’t do it. They create a phony crime,” Trump said. “And then, […]

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Cameron Crowe Reflects on Abortion Storyline in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’

Fans remember”Fast Times at Ridgemont High” for its raunchy humor, loaded soundtrack and clever storyline, but an underlying subplot involving underage sex and abortion often flies under the radar — and that might be a good thing. According to screenwriter Cameron Crowe, the film’s abortion side-story wouldn’t hold up with a modern audience. “It would […]

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‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Piles On Robert Mueller’s TV Turn

Stephen Colbert told his Late Show crowd that everyone is still talking about Robert Mueller’s performance. The key is, Colbert said, they’re talking about the wrong things. Colbert did concede that the long testimony by Mueller seemed to drag. “By the end, we all felt as old as Robert Mueller looked,” he joked. Still, Colbert […]

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Live Nation Sees Strong Q2 as Revenue, Ticket Sales Climb

Live Nation Entertainment revealed earnings for a strong second quarter. Among the highlights: revenue was up 10% for the quarter to $3.2 billion; AOI increased 23% to $319 million and earnings per share climbed 68% to $0.41. Key in today’s report is what the company calls a “strong tailwind in the live event, experience-based economy […]

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Karen Golden, ‘Transformers’ Script Supervisor, Dies at 78

Veteran script supervisor Karen Golden, best known for her work on “Transformers,” died Tuesday after a seven year battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 78. Golden spent her career working alongside a long list of major film directors, including Michael Bay, John Huston and Ron Shelton. She collaborated with Bay on scripts for “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor,” […]

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‘A Very Brady Renovation’: Here’s The Story Of Reunion 15 Years In The Making – TCA

The beloved Brady 6 are back together after more than 15 years thanks to HGTV’s four-part series, A Very Brady Renovation. During the show’s presentation at the TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton, The Brady Bunch alums Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan […]

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CAA Now Strapped To Packaging War In Writer’s Rip-Off Lawsuit Over ‘Main Justice’ Pilot

Any notion that CAA may have had that former prosecutor John Musero’s lawsuit over the alleged appropriation of his Main Justice project was going to be an easy win has now become a far rougher justice. Penciled in for a jury trial start date of June 8 next year, the ex-The Newsroom staff writer has […]

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‘America’s Most Musical Family’ Aligns With Republic for Recording Contract Prize

Nickelodeon’s new competition series, “America’s Most Musical Family,” which was announced in February, has revealed its judges lineup and recording partner. Ciara, who serves as executive producer, will be joined by singer Debbie Gibson and YouTube star David Dobrik on the panel. Nick Lachey, of the group 98°, hosts the show. The 12-episode series will […]

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Fantasia Film Review: ‘SHe’

The recent demise of American animator Suzan Pitt reminded many that there had been nothing quite like her relatively few screen works — particularly 1979’s “Asparagus.” That 20-minute riot of ominously surreal, sexualized imagery found considerable fame being paired with David Lynch’s “Eraserhead” at the height of its midnight-movie popularity. But actually now there is […]

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Film News Roundup: Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo Join Comedy ‘Covers’

In today’s film news roundup, Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard, Diplo and Nina Dobrov get cast and Treehouse Pictures is developing John Grisham’s “The Confession” as a movie.  CASTINGS Bill Pullman, Eddie Izzard and Diplo have joined the cast of the Focus Features comedy “Covers” opposite Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Ice Cube. “Covers” is […]

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‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Review: All You Need Is Love Songs By The Dozens

Even the most wholly original works of art can, in the service of story or character or heart, summon the stray memory, the whispery chill of déjà vu. They’ll switch on the bittersweet recall of better times or drip-drop echoey little splashes of the worst. Most, though, remember to turn the damn spigot off. Watching […]

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Andrea Riseborough To Star In Michael Morris’ Real-Life-Inspired Drama ‘To Leslie’

EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Riseborough has boarded To Leslie, which Bloodline EP Michael Morris will direct off Ryan Binaco’s screenplay which is inspired by the life of his mother. Claude Dal Farra and Brian Keady of BCDF Pictures are producers along with Kelsey Law. Binaco is also executive producing. Riseborough will play Leslie, a West Texas single mother who won the lottery […]

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Broadway Review: ‘Moulin Rouge!’

If they didn’t do “Lady Marmalade,” I was going to storm the stage. Happily, director Alex Timbers and writer John Logan were savvy enough to open their Broadway adaptation of “Moulin Rouge!” with that crowd-pleasing tune, written by Kenny Noland and Robert Crewe and immortalized by the great Patti LaBelle. But does that mean this […]

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Film Review: ‘See You Soon’

Good bad movies are hard to come by, but thank goodness for director David Mahmoudieh’s “See You Soon.” He and co-writer, co-producer and leading lady Jenia Tanaeva have crafted quite possibly the best bad movie of 2019. This stupidly sweet, albeit conventional romantic drama about two downhearted souls falling in love is unabashedly unafraid to […]

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MPAA Promotes Five In Ops Streamlining; Patrick Kilcur To Lead U.S. Government Affairs

The MPPA promoted five executives on Thursday, the latest moves at the global film and TV industry trade group that has been revamping its global operations since May, when the organization upped Gail MacKinnon to Senior EVP Global Policy & Government Affairs. MPAA chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin said Thursday in an internal memo to […]

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Top Spotify Executive Mike Biggane Exiting for Universal Music Group

Mike Biggane, Spotify’s global head of curation strategy, is leaving the company for a new position at Universal Music Group, sources tell Variety. Among the music streaming giant’s top executives, he follows the recently reported departure of Spotify’s chief economist Will Page, who will stay on as a consultant while writing a book. News of […]

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Molly Yeh Signs Multi-Platform Food Network Deal, Including New Episodes Of ‘Girl Meets Farm’

Food Network has signed a multi-platform deal with Molly Yeh that includes new episodes of daytime series Girl Meets Farm and content across all digital platforms. Network president Courtney White announced the deal. Yeh is a food blogger, best-selling cookbook author, and the James Beard Award-nominated host of the series. In the return of Girl Meets […]

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Awards-Hopeful Documentaries ‘Mike Wallace Is Here’, ‘Honeyland’ & ‘For Sama’ Hit Theaters – Specialty Box Office Preview

Three documentaries that likely will be awards-season contenders begin their theatrical rollouts Friday. Magnolia Pictures is opening Sundance Film Festival pickup Mike Wallace Is Here in New York and Los Angeles. The company is hoping to tap the timeliness of the U.S. president’s ongoing attacks on the press to drive audiences to celebrate a legend […]

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Keir O’Donnell Joins ‘Project Blue Book’; ‘Blindspot’ Casts Julee Cerda

Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers) is set for a recurring role on the second season of History’s hit UFO drama series Project Blue Book, from A+E Studios and executive producer Robert Zemeckis. Starring Aidan Gillen and Michael Malarkey, Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena […]

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Fantasia Film Review: ‘The Wretched’

While vampires and zombies are evergreen horror movie favorites, the motion picture arts have not been particularly kind to that bush-league cousin, the killer tree-spirit. Two of the better-known among relatively few examples are esteemed by bad movie aficionados: There was 1957’s drive-in special “From Hell It Came,” in which an actor lumbering around in […]

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‘Regal Unlimited’ Monthly Movie Ticket Program Launching In Less Than A Week

Official details are out there in plain sight for Regal Cinemas’ new Regal Unlimited Movie Ticket Subscription plan and it’s pretty much what Deadline exclusively reported earlier this month. We hear that the plan will be launching in a matter of days before the end of July. Those who wish to join must enlist via […]

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Fantasia Film Review: ‘1BR’

The common nostalgia for an idealized simpler time in which tight-knit communities satisfied all personal needs can be warped to serve fascist ideologies, a notion that is not at all lost on “1BR.” In this thriller, a needy, insecure young woman thinks she’s lucked out in being accepted to an apartment complex where everyone is […]

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BBC Remakes Israeli Kids Format ‘Craft Party’ From Keshet Productions UK

Israeli crafting and DIY format Craft Party is heading to the UK after the BBC ordered a local version. The British public broadcaster’s kids network CBBC has ordered two seasons of the show from Keshet Productions UK. Two seasons of ten episodes, with 15 minute episodes, will see children aged six to 12 create art […]

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

‘Silicon Valley’: HBO Boss On Comedy Coming To An End & Possible T.J. Miller Return

Several HBO signature series are coming to an end this year. One of them, Emmy-nominated comedy Silicon Valley, will debut its seventh and final season in October, the network announced at TCA today. HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys has a personal connection to the show, executive produced/showrun by Mike Judge and Alec Berg, as […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Found Injured In Jail Cell

Multimillionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly found injured in his jail cell with marks on his neck, NBC News reported Wednesday night. It is unclear whether the injuries are related to a suicide attempt, an attack by another inmate or a staged effort to obtain a transfer. Epstein was being held in the Metropolitan Correctional […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Found Injured In Jail Cell, Taken To Hospital – Report

Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly found in his cell on Tuesday with injuries to his neck in what may have been a possible suicide attempt. The New York Post reports that Epstein was found “nearly unconscious” by guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he’s incarcerated on sex-trafficking charges. He is being held without […]

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Fox News Will Host A ‘Hannity’ Interview With President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump will return to one of his favorite venues tomorrow, July 25, as he speaks with Fox News host Sean Hannity for an interview on Hannity, airing at 9 PM ET. Fresh off what appeared to be a win based on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s vague testimony before Congress, Trump is expected […]

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Stephen Colbert Dissects Robert Mueller’s Six-Hour Tour & That “Gangster Nickname”

Like millions of Americans and other Earthlings, Stephen Colbert watched Robert Mueller’s double-duty congressional testimony today. Unlike most people, Colbert has a network TV show. Cue his postgame analysis on The Late Show tonight. Early on during the monologue, the CBS late-night host revealed that he indeed learned something new today — that the former special […]

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‘The Daily Show’ And Trevor Noah Dig A Little Deeper Into Robert Mueller’s Testimony

The Daily Show cast and host Trevor Noah joined the rest of the nation today to watch former special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress. While Mueller answered innumerable questions about this years-long investigation, he didn’t quite get to everything that everyone wanted to know, particularly when it came to HBO’s Game of Thrones and that […]

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‘The Sopranos’: HBO Boss On Rebooting Iconic Drama Following Prequel Movie

The Sopranos creator David Chase is returning to New Jersey with The Many Saints of Newark, a feature prequel to his groundbreaking TV series The Sopranos that Alan Taylor is directing for New Line. With Chase revisiting some of the beloved characters from the Emmy-winning series, including Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini, […]

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SAG-AFTRA Unveils Roster Of Candidates For National Office

SAG-AFTRA has released the official line-up of national officer candidates in its upcoming election. For president, incumbent Gabrielle Carteris will face off against Matthew Modine, head of the Membership First opposition slate; actor/stuntman Abraham Justice; and Queen Alljahye Searles, who describes herself on Twitter as an “Entertainment Industry Professional-Teacher-Mother-Accountant-Entrepreneur-Gourmet Culinary Artist-Writer.” The candidates for national […]

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Film Review: ‘Girls With Balls’

Festival midnight slates are always teeming with Z-grade splatter comedies like “Girls with Balls,” which offer the uncomplicated pleasure of attractive young people fighting for their lives in the great outdoors. But first-time director Olivier Afonso, a skilled makeup-effects artist on such films as “Raw” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” could have complicated […]

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Film Review: ‘Astronaut’

The recently widowed retiree Angus (Richard Dreyfuss) might be in the gutter, but he looks at the stars. Indeed, despite his flailing health and tricky family situation, the hopeful septuagenarian lives by that famous Oscar Wilde quote in “Astronaut,” actress-turned-filmmaker Shelagh McLeod’s caringly observed debut feature. It’s a modestly scoped, visually amateurish film, but limited […]

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HBO Boss Mum On ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Timeline, Won’t Rule Out More Offshoot Greenlights

HBO officially entered the post-Game Of Thrones era in May when the mega hit fantasy drama ended its eight-season run. A prequel, starring Naomi Watts, is a pilot, which recently wrapped production and is being edited. Asked by Deadline in May whether a 2020 premiere for the prequel series is possible, he said, “Having it […]

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‘Los Espookys’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO

“Los Espookys” is coming back for more scares. HBO has renewed the comedy for a second season. “Saturday Night Live” veteran Fred Armisen is a writer and executive producer on the project and plays the role of Tico. The half-hour series is set in a strange and dreamy version of present day Mexico City following […]

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‘Los Espookys’ Renewed For Season 2 By HBO

EXCLUSIVE: HBO has ordered a second season of Los Espookys, its half-hour primarily Spanish-language comedy series from Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. Created and written by Armisen, Ana Fabrega and Julio Torres, the series is set in a strange and dreamy version of a present day Latin American country […]

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Live Nation Acquires Controlling Interest in Mexico’s OCESA Entertainment

Live Nation now has a stake in OCESA Entertainment, purchasing a controlling interest from CIE and Grupo Televisa, the companies announced on July 24. The acquisition brings Ticketmaster Mexico under the Live Nation banner, while adding some 14 venues across Mexico to its portfolio, with a collective capacity of nearly 250,000 seats. OCESA promotes more than […]

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Damon Lindelof Reveals New ‘Watchmen’ Details, Addresses Alan Moore’s Objections to the HBO Series

What a curiosity HBO's Watchmen series is shaping up to be. Inspired by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' celebrated graphic novel of the same name, the new series from The Leftovers showrunner Damon Lindelof just dropped an Easter Egg-heavy trailer during SDCC that teased some unexpected to connections to the iconic graphic novel, while also revealing some alt-universe flourishes that promised a whole new spin on the material. A world where cops where masks, Rorschach inspired a racist cult, and Dr. Manhattan is still chilling on Mars. Turns out, that was just scratching the surface. Lindelof revealed …

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HBO’s Casey Bloys On Future Of Cinemax Amid Subscriber Loss: ‘Anything Is On the Table’

At their earnings this morning, AT&T reported subscriber decreases for HBO. Asked about the decline during the network’s executive session at TCA, President of Programming Casey Bloys was quick to point out that the losses were for Home Box Office, which includes HBO as well as Cinemax, and it was Cinemax which had bled subscribers […]

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Casey Bloys On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Creators’ Post-HBO Future & Fate Of ‘Confederate’

Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been shopping a giant global overall deal. They have not landed yet but the signs point to a new home for the hot duo after almost a decade at HBO, likely at one of the big streamers. “Any place that they end up at would be lucky […]

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Aubrey O’Day Says She’s Still Scarred From ‘Making the Band’: ‘It Was Scary’

As Sean “Diddy” Combs prepares to reprise “Making the Band,” Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day is still recovering from trauma that followed her run on the MTV series. Under Diddy’s guidance, the 35-year-old singer found fame in reality television, first on “Making the Band,” which auditioned hopeful vocalists for a spot in a to-be-formed music group. […]

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Sugar Ray Leonard Seeks Knock-Out Price for Pacific Palisades Mansion

Sugar Ray Leonard, one of the greatest fighters to ever strap on boxing gloves, has made his stately European villa along a premiere street in the prestigious Riviera neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, Calif., available with a heavyweight price of almost $52 million. Leonard, who took home world titles in five different weight classes before he […]

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Cobie Smulders Explains Why ‘Stumptown’ Is a Bold, Exciting Show for ABC



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New ‘Watchmen’ Images Give a Closer Look at Regina King’s Masked Vigilante

HBO has released the first batch of images from Watchmen, creator Damon Lindelof's reimagining/sequel/question mark to the groundbreaking late-80s comic book series by writer Alan Moore and artists Dave Gibbons and John Higgins. Along with these new photos, the network also announced at the 2019 Television Critics Association press tour that the series would debut in October. The new images are all focused on Oscar-winner Regina King's character, Angela Abar, seen here in full costumed vigilante attire. We don't know a whole ton about Angela Abar quite yet—we don't know a …

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‘Les Misérables’ Wins Best Picture at Durban Intl. Film Festival

DURBAN–“Les Misérables,” French director Ladj Ly’s riveting portrayal of racial division and unrest in the banlieues of Paris, won best picture at the 40th Durban Intl. Film Festival Tuesday night. The jury described the film, which shared the jury prize in Cannes this year, as “a searing portrait of modern France which takes on issues of police brutality, […]

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Netflix Sets Low-Cost India Subscription Plan

Streaming giant Netflix revealed its long-awaited mobile-only subscription plan for India on Wednesday. The plan, which will be available imminently, will cost INR199 ($2.88) per month and will be available on one mobile or tablet screen, per user, in standard definition. While downloads will be supported, casting to televisions will not. Speaking at a press […]

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Crowdfunding Campaign for Kyoto Animation Passes $2 Million

A crowdfunding campaign launched by U.S. animation distributor Sentai Filmworks to assist Kyoto Animation has passed the $2 million mark. The Japanese studio was the victim of an arson attack that killed 34 people and injured 34 more, on July 18. Among the contributors is software giant Adobe, which anonymously donated $50,000 according to a […]

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Wayne Wang’s ‘Coming Home Again’ to be Handled by Asian Shadows (EXCLUSIVE)

Specialty film sales agent Asian Shadows has picked up international rights to “Coming Home Again,” by Wayne Wang, one of Asia’s most celebrated directors. The film, which tackles food, family and mortality, will premiere as a special presentation at the Toronto festival in September. Based on a short story of the same name, published in […]

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ITV Hunts Down New Detective Franchise ‘Invisible’ Starring ‘The Crown’s Jason Watkins

EXCLUSIVE: ITV is hunting down a new detective franchise in Invisible starring The Crown’s Jason Watkins and Cold Feet’s Tala Gouveia. The British commercial broadcaster has ordered two feature-length films from Victoria and Poldark producer Mammoth Screen. Invisible is written by Robert Murphy, the lead writer on Left Bank’s long-running detective series DCI Banks. Set […]

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India, Korea Lead Surge in Asian Production Investment

Production spending on film, TV and online video content in Asia grew by 12% in 2018, a significant leap from 8% the previous year. The strongest growth came from India and Korea, with Indonesia and Vietnam following. Data from the latest edition of Asia Video Content Dynamics, published by research and consultancy firm Media Partners […]

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How To Watch Robert Mueller Testimony

Nearly three months after the release of Robert Mueller’s report into Russia’s election interference and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, the former special counsel will testify Wednesday in public before Congress. Mueller will appear in two back-to-back hearings before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees in what promises to be one of the […]

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Profits and Revenues Slide, but Are ‘Better Than Expected,’ Says ITV

ITV revenues and profits were in negative territory in the first half of the year, but CEO Carolyn McCall said the results were better than expected. The boss of Britain’s largest commercial broadcaster had previously said 2019 was partly about mitigating losses for the company, as major advertisers brace for Brexit. “The economic and political environment […]

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ITV Suffers Another Poor Quarter With Total Revenue Down 7% Due To “Economic & Political Uncertainty”

ITV suffered another poor quarter with the British commercial broadcaster blaming the fact that the “economic and political environment remains uncertain”. The company saw total external revenue down 7% over the last financial quarter, although its 5% decrease in advertising revenue was “better than previously guided”. The company posted total revenue of £1.48B, compared to […]

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ITV2 Doubles Down On ‘Love Island’ With Winter Run In South Africa Set For Early 2020

ITV is coupling up even further with its hit reality dating format Love Island by doubling the number of seasons of the show set to air in 2020. The British commercial broadcaster will air two seasons next year, coming on the back of ratings growth for its fifth season, which is the most watched program […]

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Film Review: ‘The Great Hack’

When I was growing up, we learned that the moral cornerstone of the First Amendment — the very essence of it — is that it’s about protecting the speech you don’t like. If the Nazis aren’t allowed to march in Skokie (a major test case in the 1970s), then a treacherous principle gets laid down: that […]

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Asian Streamer Iflix Completes $50 Million Fund Raising

Asia-based streaming firm Iflix has completed its latest funding round by bringing in major institutional investor Fidelity. The company says it is now looking towards an IPO. Iflix, which has operations across 12 countries in Asia, says that the funding cycle brought in “well in excess of $50 million,” but provided few new details. Other […]

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Columbia Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Ads placed for the drama had an estimated media value of $5.71 million through Sunday for 997 national ad […]

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Outfest Film Review: ‘Circus of Books’

Rachel Mason grew up believing that her parents ran a small bookstore in Los Angeles. She wasn’t entirely mistaken, although the naive young woman — then an artsy teen, now a documentary filmmaker — never imagined that, as her mother Karen bluntly tells her on camera, “at one point, we were probably the biggest distributor […]

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Trump Rips Fox News For “Softball Questions” To Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell

President Trump was fired up about Fox News Tuesday night, and not in a good way. The president took a swipe at Fox anchor Martha MacCallum over her “endless softball questions” for ex-Democratic presidential candidate and Rep. Eric Swalwell. MacCallum interviewed the California Congressman — who’s a member of the House Judiciary Committee — about […]

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Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert Take On Mueller Testimony — Before It Even Starts

Robert Mueller is finally set to testify on Capitol Hill. The former special counsel will take a seat before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees Wednesday to answer questions about his April report on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. While, no one is sure exactly what Mueller will say, Seth Meyers and Stephen […]

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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 5 Promises Shocks, Surprises, Punk Energy & A Dive Into Tommy Shelby’s Psyche

Be prepared for “shocks and surprises to come,” said Peaky Blinders creator and writer Steven Knight at tonight’s packed-house London premiere of the gangster epic’s 5th season. “It gets better and better,” Knight promised an enthusiastic crowd — some of whom came dressed in 1920s garb to the highly sought-out event. Peaky will return to […]

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Allison Tolman and the Cast of ‘Emergence’ on the Mystery Unfolding in the ABC Thriller



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‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ To Air Live After Round 2 Of Democratic Debates

Late Night with Seth Meyers is gearing up to go live on July 30 and 31, following the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates, NBC announced today. Host Seth Meyers will offer his thoughts following each of the two-night debates, with the late-night program scheduled to start at 12:35 a.m. ET. Guests on Meyer’s […]

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Off Broadway Review: ‘Broadway Bounty Hunter’

Anyone wondering what genre-hopping composer-lyricist-book writer Joe Iconis would do as an encore to the Broadway run of Tony-nominated “Be More Chill” need look no further than his immediate past. Written for veteran stage actress Annie Golden and initially produced by Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Mass. in 2016, “Broadway Bounty Hunter” is both an […]

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4 Things We Learned at TCA 2019: Day 1

The 2019 Television Critics Association summer press tour kicked off on Tuesday with presentations from DC Universe, A+E Networks, and Nat Geo. DC Universe, the DC-branded streaming service, brought their adult animated series based on “Harley Quinn,” while A+E brought along a range of projects from across their portfolio. It was also announced that A+E […]

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Woodstock ’99: Remembering the Chaos 20 Years Later

Woodstock’s stalled-before-it-started 50th anniversary celebration has taken over much of the news cycle this summer, but some of us haven’t forgotten the disaster that was Woodstock ’99, which kicked off its main stage 20 years ago today. The planned 30th anniversary of the most famous music festival in history started with good intentions, but quickly […]

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Nat Geo Explorer Bob Ballard Sets Expedition To Solve Amelia Earhart Mystery – TCA

National Geographic and deep-sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard has announced an expedition to solve the mystery of famed aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. The project, which will result in a two-hour special to air on Nat Geo this fall, was announced today during TCA. In a scientific expedition jointly funded by National Geographic Partners and National […]

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First Trailer Released for Venice Days’ Entry ‘Beware of Children’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety has been given exclusive access to the first trailer for Dag Johan Haugeruds’ politically and socially charged drama “Beware of Children,” which premieres as part of Venice Film Festival’s Venice Days section. We also speak to Norwegian producer Yngve Saether about the film. The pic, which is being sold at Venice by Picture Tree […]

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‘The Tower’ Animation Wins Japan’s Skip City Festival

“The Tower,” Mats Grorud’s animation about the plight of the Palestinians, as viewed through the eyes of an 11-year-old girl in Beirut, won the grand prize in the international competition at the 16th edition of Skip City International D-Cinema Festival. The film also scooped the section’s audience award. The Skip City festival, which launched in […]

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MipTV Organizers Unveil Transformation Plan for 2020

MipTV is moving inside the Palais des Festivals in Cannes as market organizers attempt to ensure that the April vent remains relevant in the face of falling attendance, increased competition and wider industry changes. Reed Midem organizes MipTV and its better-attended sibling, Mipcom, in October. After this year’s MipTV, it reached out to distributors, many […]

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‘The Lion King’ Rises To $544M Global In 10 Days; ‘Aladdin’ & ‘Spider-Man’ Each Near $1B WW – International Box Office

TUESDAY AM UPDATE, writethru with actuals: With an even mightier roar, Disney’s The Lion King came in higher than the Sunday estimate, lapping up a $275.2M weekend at the international box office. The adaptation of the classic animation was No. 1 in all of its 51 opening markets, which joined China after the early bow […]

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Transgender Immigrant Pic ‘Lingua Franca,’ Thriller ‘Only Beasts’ to Bow at Venice Days

New York-based Filipina filmmaker Isabel Sandoval’s “Lingua Franca,” about a transgender immigrant, is among 11 competition entries, all world premieres, that will launch from the Venice Film Festival’s independently run Venice Days section. The only U.S. entry set to compete in the section modeled on Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, “Lingua Franca” is Sandoval’s third work. It […]

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Amazon Prime Video Reveals Three Spanish Originals, Drops Sergio Ramos Doc Trailer

MADRID — Amazon Prime Video has announced a slate of three new Spanish original series set for 2020, which will strengthen the streamer’s domestic catalog in the country. It also shared the first trailer for its second Spanish soccer docu-series “El corazón de Sergio Ramos” (The Heart of Sergio Ramos). In “El Cid,” popular Spanish […]

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Female-Led and LGBTQ Narratives Win Big At Durban FilmMart Awards

DURBAN–Female-driven narratives and daring portraits of queer culture around the continent were the big winners at this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM), the industry program of the Durban Intl. Film Festival, which handed out awards at a ceremony Monday night at the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel. Among the prize-winners were the story of a Zimbabwean woman […]

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Venice Expected To Host World Premieres Of Epic Crime Series ‘ZeroZeroZero’ & Paolo Sorrentino Drama ‘The New Pope’ With Jude Law

EXCLUSIVE: The Venice Film Festival will reveal its lineup later this week and two anticipated TV series are expected to make their debut on the Lido: cocaine-trafficking crime-drama ZeroZeroZero and Paolo Sorrentino’s Jude Law-starrer The New Pope. We hear the festival is set to screen the first two episodes of anticipated Euro-U.S. co-pro ZeroZeroZero starring […]

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Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy Runs for Writers Guild Presidency, Citing Agency Stalemate

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Phyllis Nagy is challenging Writers Guild of America West’s incumbent president David Goodman, citing his handling of the bitter stalemate between the WGA and Hollywood agents. Nagy announced her candidacy online Monday night in a private online group as part of Writers for Negotiation, which has been voicing concerns about the lack of progress […]

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Locarno: Summertime Picks Up ‘Love Me Tender’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Rome-based Summertime Intl. has acquired international sales rights to Klaudia Reynicke’s “Love Me Tender.” The second feature from Peru-born and Switzerland-based filmmaker will receive its world premiere at the Locarno Festival in its Filmmakers of the Present competition, which focuses on first and second features. Summertime Intl. is the world sales agent, excluding and Lichtenstein […]

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Maya Hawke Reflects on Robin’s ‘Stranger Things’ Coming Out Story

Robin Buckley shocked viewers everywhere when she came out as a lesbian to Steve Harrington on the floor of a bathroom stall, but actress Maya Hawke says the twist wasn’t always set in stone. Hawke tells Variety that it wasn’t until episode four or five that she and the Duffer Brothers came to a final decision […]

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Trevor Noah Demands Answers On Trump’s Involvement In A$AP Rocky Case

Trevor Noah is all for freeing rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail. The comedian just thinks the president of the United States should have more pressing issues to worry about. Rocky’s been locked up since July 2 on assault charges in connection with a Stockholm street brawl. Over the weekend, President Trump announced he’d […]

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MSNBC Panelist Backtracks After Saying Fox Won’t Cover Mueller Testimony

MSNBC is taking some heat today after a panelist on an afternoon discussion program falsely stated that Fox News is not airing live coverage of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before two Senate panels this week. Rick Wilson, a longtime Republican strategist and author of Everything Trump Touches Dies, said during a Deadline White […]

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‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown on Combating Misogyny in Front of Millions: ‘I’m So Over Being Slut Shamed’

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Bachelorette: Men Tell All” that aired Monday, July 22. “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown says that she’s proud of a lot of things she’s done on-screen this season, but she feels most gratified knowing that she was able to inspire millions of girls to […]

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Reed Farrell Dies: Former AFTRA President Was 89

Reed Farrell, who was president of AFTRA from 1989-93, has died. He was 89. “Reed was a committed unionist with a passion for union service and the betterment of his fellow members,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris. “Our gratitude goes out to him for his many years of dedication to our union.” Farrell, who died […]

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Phyllis Nagy Running For WGA West President In Opposition To Guild’s Leadership; Craig Mazin & Nick Jones Jr. Also On Her Dissident Slate

Phyllis Nagy has joined the race for president of the WGA West. A dissident who’s opposed to the guild’s handling of its 101-day standoff with the talent agencies, she is running on a slate that includes fellow dissidents Craig Mazin, who’s running for vice president, and Nick Jones Jr., who running for secretary-treasurer. She’ll be […]

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Terry Wakefield Exits Sony/ATV to Head Up A&R at UMPG Nashville

After a decades-long tenure at Sony/ATV Nashville, Terry Wakefield has followed another alumnus, Troy Tomlinson, across town to take a top position at Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville. Wakefield is senior VP of A&R at UMPG after having been senior VP of creative in his previous post. Personal loyalty to Tomlinson, UMPG Nashville’s recently named chairman/CEO, […]

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Listen: ‘Drunk History’ Host Derek Waters on Why There Should Be a Law Banning TV Reboots

Derek Waters loves TV history — so much so that he even keeps a collection of old TV Guide magazines at home. As the co-creator and host of Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated “Drunk History,” it’s perhaps no surprise that Waters reveres classic TV — particularly from his childhood era of the 1980s. But here’s where he […]

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‘Tron: Uprising’, ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Animator Alberto Mielgo Sets Next Project At Stampede

Alberto Mielgo, who won an Emmy for his work on Tron: Uprising and is up for another for his episode of Netflix’s animated anthology series Love, Death & Robots, has set up his next project. Stampede, the production outfit run by Greg Silverman, has come aboard to produce the pic, which Mielgo will write and […]

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WGA’s Deal With Kaplan Stahler Could Entice Other Mid-Tier Agencies To Sign Its New Franchise Agreement

The signing of the Kaplan Stahler agency to the WGA’s newly modified franchise agreement has been hailed a win for the guild, but could it open the floodgates to other mid-sized agencies following suit? The new deal is far more flexible than anything the guild ever offered to the Association of Talent Agents, and though […]

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Writers Guild Announces 2020 Awards Show Date

The 72nd Annual Writers Guild Awards will take place in coinciding ceremonies in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton and the Edison Ballroom in New York on Feb. 1, the Writers Guild of America announced. The WGA will begin voting in November and will reveal this year’s TV nominees Dec. 5 and film Jan. 6. […]

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Sally Williams to Leave Longtime Opry Home for Top Post at Live Nation in Nashville

Nashville executive Sally Williams is leaving Opry Entertainment, where she rose to the top over a two-decade tenure there, to join Live Nation’s regional office as the president of Nashville music and business strategy, the company announced Monday. Live Nation said Williams will not only lead programming and marketing for their concerts in the area, […]

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Woodstock 50’s Permit Denial Heap Keeps Growing

In what’s become a broken record for music journalists everywhere, Woodstock 50 was once again denied a permit to hold its event, slated for Aug. 16 to 18, as a daytime festival at Vernon Downs in upstate New York. Previous attempts to convince the town of Vernon, on June 18 and July 3, were rejected […]

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Michael Lang to Appear at Woodstock Anniversary Events at Morrison Hotel Gallery

While the problems surrounding the troubled Woodstock 50 festival have certainly dominated conversation about the forthcoming anniversary of the original festival next month, cofounder Michael Lang is scheduled to take some time to look back at a pair of events held at the Morrison Hotel Galleries, in New York and Los Angeles on August 7 […]

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Zillow-Loving Chinese Billionaire Buys $75 Million Bel Air Megamansion

According to the Wall Street Journal, an enormous estate in the Bel Air foothills has sold for a breathtaking $75 million — and the mega-bucks buyer hails from Mainland China. And indeed, although the grant deed is not yet officially filed, it’s widely known in Platinum Triangle real estate circles that the all-cash buyer is […]

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‘Jolt’: Bobby Cannavale, Jai Courtney, Laverne Cox & Stanley Tucci Join Kate Beckinsale Action-Comedy; Shoot Under Way In London

EXCLUSIVE: Bobby Cannavale (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black) and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) are joining Kate Beckinsale (The Widow) in Millennium Media’s action-comedy Jolt, which is now under way in London. Tanya Wexler (Hysteria) is directing the feature about Lindy, an acid-tongued woman […]

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Vince McMahon Out of Excuses for WWE Woes

When World Wrestling Entertainment reported its sluggish first-quarter performance in April, CEO Vince McMahon blamed it on “superstar absences,” the temporary sidelining of many of his star grapplers due to injuries accumulated in 2018 and early 2019. But now that WWE is on the verge of releasing its second-quarter numbers on July 25, McMahon is […]

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Tom Hanks Channels Mister Rogers in ‘Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Trailer

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood because Sony debuted the first trailer for its Mister Rogers movie starring Tom Hanks. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is inspired by a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (Hanks) and journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys), a cynical journalist assigned to write a profile of the long-running television […]

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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Trailer Reveals Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers

The first trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is here, bringing the magical world of Fred Rogers to life. Directed by Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Enrico Colatoni, Chris Cooper, and Susan Kelechi Watson, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tells the story of the friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod, a man who learns big life lessons from Rogers while writing a profile of him. We'll have our thoughts up shortly, but we wanted to make the trailer available as quickly as possible. Watch the A Beautiful …

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Roc Nation Label Names Shari Bryant and Omar Grant Co-Presidents

Roc Nation has named Shari Bryant and Omar Grant co-presidents of the Roc Nation Label, the company announced today. The two will lead the Roc Nation team to develop strategies for signed artists while continuing to build the talent roster, according to the announcement. “There is no better way to celebrate my 20th anniversary in the […]

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