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'Mary Kills People': Rachelle Lefevre & Ian Lake Join For Season 2 Of Lifetime Series

Rachelle Lefevre  and Ian Lake have joined the cast of Lifetime's euthanasia-themed drama series Mary Kills People as series regulars for the upcoming second season. Mary Kills People centers on Mary Harris , a single mother who is an ER doctor by day , but by night, she and her partner, a ...

BBC Sets Harry Styles Special; Omnia Options 'Sarong Party Girls' - Global Briefs

BBC One has set 60-minute entertainment special Harry Styles At The BBC for this fall. The One Direction singer branched out as a solo artist earlier this year and will perform tracks from his first album. Styles also recently made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's epic Dunkirk, and will ...

'White Sun' Is Nepal's Foreign-Language Oscar Submission

Nepal has selected Deepak Rauniyar's social drama Seto Surya as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards. Exec produced by Danny Glover , the film is set after the Nepalese civil war, a conflict that raged from 1996-2006, and centers on a former Maoist rebel ...

Oliver Stone To Lead Jury At The Busan International Film Festival

Oliver Stone has been announced  as the head of the jury at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival. The Academy Award-winning director will lead four jurors for the New Currents, a competitive section in Asia's largest film festival, that introduces the works of up-and-coming Asian directors. ...

John Oliver: Steve Bannon Ouster Unsatisfying While “Panderer To White Nationalists” He Worked For Still There

Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon became the White House flotsam, John Oliver noted at the top of HBO's Last Week Tonight. Like various TV news programs before him, Oliver showed that infamous Oval Office photo of Trump talking on phone to Russian ruler Vladimir Putin while surrounded by his ...

Scott Rudin Will Bring Denzel Washington Back To Broadway For 'The Iceman Cometh' Staged By George C. Wolfe

Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is set to star as Theodore Hickman, AKA Hickey, in Eugene O'Neill's acclaimed play The Iceman Cometh on Broadway next spring. Five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, who staged last season's Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of ...

'Game Of Thrones' Director On Tonight's Game Changing Icy Episode & Season 8

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's penultimate episode of Game of Thrones' penultimate season. EXCLUSIVE: Whatever Game of Thrones is cooking up for next week's Season 7 finale, it's going to have to be big to beat tonight's penultimate episode where the Night King acquired ...

Broadway Will Dim The Lights For 'Mean Girls', 'Book Of Mormon' Co-Producer Stuart Thompson

UPDATE Sunday evening: The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed Tuesday evening in memory of producer and manager Stuart Thompson, who died August 17. Theaters will go dark 6:45 PM. "Stuart Thompson was a committed industry leader and an extraordinary producer with a sincere ...

Universal $3B+ As 'Despicable' Franchise Takes Ani Crown; 'Wolf Warrior 2' Bests 'Avatar' Record - International Box Office

UPDATED 5:50 PM from 9:44 AM write-thru: While Universal Pictures crossed $3B at the international box office Friday, marking the second time in the studio's 105-year history that it has reached this milestone, Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman crossed $800M globally and ...

Apple Music's 'Carpool Karaoke' Rocks To New 'Game Of Thrones' Opening

Apple Music's new Carpool Karaoke: The Series jumped on the Game of Thrones highway today with a special opening title sequence set to Ramin Djawadi's stirring GoT score. The apparently temporary intro heralds the arrival of this Tuesday's Karaoke episode featuring Sophie Turner and Maisie ...

Why 'Hairspray Live!' Costume Designer Mary Vogt Encouraged Her Dancers To Rip Their Clothes

A fan of Hairspray in all its myriad adaptations over the years, on stage and on screen, Hairspray Live! costume designer Mary Vogt faced new challenges when called upon to give her one take on the beloved property. With the intense and very involved choreography on display in NBC's latest live ...

Hollywood Remembers Jerry Lewis: Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Sandra Bernhard Honor King Of Comedy

Refresh for updates Hollywood lost one of its greats today, and the tributes arrived with the precision of the The Nutty Professor's perfect comic timing. From Brett Ratner and Michael Eisner to one-time co-star Robert De Niro and MDA Telethon sidekick Tony Orlando, Lewis' friends, colleagues and ...

Jerry Lewis Dies: Comedy Legend, Classic Filmmaker Was 91

Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood's greatest slapstick comedians, a filmmaker of exceptional popularity and novelty, and a humanitarian who transformed the celebrity telethon into a massive fundraising tool, has died. He was 91 and died at 9:15 this morning at his home, surrounded by family, according ...

Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Television Movie

HBO tends to dominate this category, with numerous victories over the years, so there is no reason to believe that their two entries this year, The Wizard of Lies and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks aren't immediate frontrunners. But this could be a year for PBS as well in a critically uneven ...

'Gook' Robust In L.A.; 'Ingrid Goes West' Solid In Expansion - Specialty Box Office

The Los Angeles bow of Gook from Samuel Goldwyn Films had the best per theater average among the weekend's slew of new Specialty films. The Sundance fest title, directed by second-time feature director Justin Chon, grossed a combined $31K from two locations. Amazon Studios/IFC Films' Crown ...

No News Blackout on Total Eclipse Coverage By TV, Online Outlets

Monday's solar eclipse is a cosmically big show, and the media is giving the celestial phenomena the star treatment. The eclipse will allow everyone in the continental US an opportunity to see at least a partial blockage of the sun by the moon, cloud cover permitting. The full 73-mile wide lunar ...

Dick Gregory Dies: The Legendary Stand-Up Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Was 84

Celebrated stand-up comedian and civi rights activist Dick Gregory died today in Washington at the age of 84. The trailblazing figure was hospitalized earlier this month from a yet-to-be-announced medical condition. His official Instagram account announced his death today saying more details will be ...

Anthony Scaramucci Signs With Hollywood PR Firm — Report

UPDATE with photo of Bragman and Scaramucci: It looks like Anthony Scaramucci has his eyes on Hollywood. After his very short stint as the White House communications director, He immediately made headlines, was the subject of numerous memes and viral videos, and made a much-talked about appearance ...

'Inconceivable's Jonathan Baker, Who Filed Fraud Suit Against Emmett/Furla, Says He Has What Happened On Film - Updated

Updated with reaction from Emmett/Furla, 4:06 PM: Both Randall Emmett and George Furla both came to their defense on Saturday afternoon against a lawsuit filed by producer/director and co-star Jonathan Baker on Friday that alleges breach and fraudulent inducement over the thriller ...

Boston Police Commissioner Praises “99.9 Percent” Of Protesters; Donald Trump Says Protest Helps “Heal”

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said “99.9 percent” of the estimated 40,000 anti-racist protesters “were here for the right reasons” and that “overall it was a good day for the city.” Evans confirmed the number of arrests at 27 , noting that most of the ...

Donald Trump Spotlights “Many Anti-Police Agitators” In Largely Peaceful Boston; Police Confirm Rocks Thrown

Perhaps watching cable news coverage of the Boston rally and counter-protests, President Donald Trump just tweeted, “Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.” In a second tweet, Trump wrote, “Great job by all law enforcement ...

'SNL' Production Designer Eugene Lee On The Series' “Unpresidented” Year

With NBC's late-night fixture Saturday Night Live since its very first season in 1975, suffice it to say that production designer Eugene Lee has seen it all, going round and round that lofty Emmys carousel. Splitting his time between SNL and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Lee earned his ...

Boston Rally “Officially Over”, Capping Day Of Cable News Attention

With Boston police warning rally-goers to “leave the sticks and stones at home,” the city grabbed the day's cable news coverage for what was a largely peaceful, if uneasy, stand-off between the so-called Free Speech Rally and the vastly larger-in-number anti-racist counter-protesters at ...

Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Comedy Series

For five consecutive years, ABC's Modern Family ruled the roost, and for the past two years it has been HBO's Veep. Emmy voters definitely like consistency in their comedy series and both these shows are back in the hunt again. In fact, other than FX's first season hit, Atlanta, the lineup is ...

Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Drama Series

In a truly remarkable, record-breaking development, no fewer than five of the seven shows nominated for Outstanding Drama Series this year are not just first timers, but series in their very first season. Part of this can be attributed to the absence of the victor of the past two years, Game of ...

'Girls' Star Becky Ann Baker On Hannah Horvath's Fate & The Two Best Jobs Of Her Television Career

Working consistently since the 1980s in film, television and theater, Becky Ann Baker may forever be known for maternal turns in two iconic series, the blessing and occasional burden of extraordinary work. Both from executive producer Judd Apatow, those series would be cult classic Freaks and ...

Imagen Awards Honor 'How To Be A Latin Lover', 'Queen Of The South' & Lin-Manuel Miranda - Complete Winners List

The 3Pas Studios film How to be a Latin Lover won best picture honors, while USA Networks/Fox TV/Universal Cable Productions' Queen of the South took home best prime-time television program at the 32nd annual Imagen Awards, held Friday night in Beverly Hills. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda ...

How 'Fargo' Season 3 Tackled The Donald Trump Era Of Alternative Facts - Emmys

The third season of FX's Fargo is bookended by one-on-one inquisitions. In Noah Hawley's Emmy-nominated first episode "The Law of Vacant Places",which he directed,a man in 1988 East Berlin is getting the third degree from Colonel Horst Lagerfeld who firmly believes that the accused is Yuri Gurka, a ...

'Real Time': Former Celeb Apprentice Hopeful Penn Jillette Slams Donald Trump

Update with Al Franken video Libertarian magician Penn Jillette, appearing on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher tonight, had nothing good to say about his old TV near-boss Donald Trump. “I know Donald Trump,” said Jillette, a 2012 Celebrity Apprentice contestant, “and whatever you ...

Looking Under 'Logan Lucky's Hood As 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Stands Tall With $21M Opening - Saturday AM Update

UPDATE, Saturday 12:47AM: Two distributors, Bleecker Street and Lionsgate, observed ahead of time that August wasn't going to be dominated by any particular tentpole like last year's Suicide Squad. And given how difficult it is to slot low-to-mid budget fare on the calendar in the teeth of summer, ...

'Mr. Robot' Season 3 Clip: Rami Malek's Elliot Interrupted At Hacker Tournament

After a teaser two weeks ago along with the revelation of Bobby Cannavale's used car salesman character Irving, USA Networks dropped a small clip on Twitter tonight from Mr. Robot's season 3.0 with the message “Prepare yourself, friend. This clip is just the beginning.” In the one ...

'Real Time': Former Celeb Apprentice Hopeful Penn Jillette Slams Donald Trump

Libertarian magician Penn Jillette, appearing on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher tonight, had nothing good to say about his old TV near-boss Donald Trump. “I know Donald Trump,” said Jillette, a 2012 Celebrity Apprentice contestant, “and whatever you think about Donald Trump, he's ...

Producer Joel Silver Sued For Wrongful Death In 2015 Drowning Of Assistant In Bora Bora

The family of former Joel Silver assistant Carmel Musgrove has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Hollywood producer, his Silver Pictures and his personal chef surrounding Musgrove's death in August 2015. The 28-year-old Musgrove was found drowned in Bora Bora by local authorities on the ...

Steve Bannon On Exit: “I've Got My Hands Back On My Weapons”

Steve Bannon, the lightning rod strategic adviser to President Donald Trump who either was dismissed from his White House post earlier today or exited on his own, has spoken out in an interview with the conservative-leaning The Weekly Standard. In an exit interview of sorts that certainly will ...

FX Acquires 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', 'Logan', 'Girls Trip', 'Despicable Me 3', 'War For The Planet of the Apes' & More Movies

FX continues to stock up on big movie titles as theatrical films more and more deliver stronger ratings for basic cable networks than off-network series, making them a good investment. FX, which was an early adopter of the strategy, has picked up another 17 2017 movies over the past seven months ...

'Westworld's Thandie Newton On HBO's Series Strengths, Season 2 & Freedom — Emmys

"Nothing's ever taken for granted on this show let me tell you," says Thandie Newton from the Season 2 set of Westworld. Certainly, with a drama topping 22 Emmy nominations this year, the much watched and much discussed HBO series based on Michael Crichton's 1973 movie has emerged as the premium ...

Sonny Landham Dies: 'Predator' & '48 Hrs.' Actor Was 76

Sonny Landham, the film actor and stuntman known for his role as a Native American tracker in the 1987 film Predator, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at a Kentucky hospital, his sister Dawn Boehler tells the Associated Press. He was 76. Landham began his career in the movie business in the ...

'Deadpool 2' Crash: Details Emerge In Death Of Stuntwoman Joi Harris

EXCLUSIVE: A preliminary investigation into the accident that took the life of stuntwoman Joi “SJ” Harris this week on the Vancouver set of the Ryan Reynolds-starring Deadpool 2 suggests that the stunt might not have been all that difficult and that her death was the result of a freak ...

Carl Icahn Steps Down As Donald Trump Adviser On Regulatory Reform

Carl Icahn, the subject of countless name-checks by Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, today joined a host of other business leaders who are jumping off of the MAGA train. The billionaire investor and veteran pot stirrer sent POTUS a letter saying he is leaving his unofficial presidential ...

Warner Bros Touts $1B 'Conjuring' Universe With 'Annabelle: Creation' Success

So many “universes” since the Marvel Universe brand. Universal touts its monster-themed Dark Universe, and Warner Bros now has one too, to go along with its DC Universe , it's called the Conjuring Universe. After the successful box office launch of New Line Cinema's latest horror ...

Kim Kardashian To Co-Host 'Live With Kelly And Ryan' This Month

Kim Kardashian West is set to co-host Live With Kelly and Ryan with her pal Ryan Seacrest on Monday, August 28, stepping in for Kelly Ripa. This will be Kardashian's first time co-hosting with Seacrest and her second time co-hosting on the show, after having teamed up with Kelly Ripa for a day in ...

BBC Commissions New Dramas From 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Scribe & 'Poldark' Producer

BBC has commissioned two new eight-part drama series for its flagship channel BBC One. The Three, based on a trilogy of books by Sarah Lotz, is adapted by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy scribe Peter Straughan. It's described as a multi-stranded, international thriller with a supernatural twist and sees ...

Weinstein Company Launches Mizchief Animated Film Label

The Weinstein Company will put a new film logo, Mizchief, on the August 25 release of Leap!, and will use it to make more  animated films, TWC cochairman Harvey Weinstein announced. Pic features the voices of Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Rae Jepsen, Kate McKinnon, and Mel Brooks. It is about an orphan ...

China's Puji Capital Invests In Peter Guber's Mandalay Endurance

Shanghai-based investment firm Puji Capital has launched Puji Films, a new entity that will focus on investments into the Chinese and Hollywood film industry. To kick open its doors it's backing former Columbia Pictures head Peter Guber's Mandalay Endurance Media Ventures. MEMV is a joint venture ...

'SNL': Tina Fey Endorses Anti-Hate Cake; Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Do Forefathers

SPOILER ALERT! This story contains details - and punchlines - from tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update Summer Edition. UPDATE with video Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers returned to their spots on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update tonight, mocking Donald Trump, ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger To Trump: “Send An Unequivocal Message That You Won't Stand For Hate And Racism”

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a video message for President Donald Trump. There is “a moral responsibility to send an unequivocal message that you won't stand for hate and racism.” The video is the latest broadside against Trump's response that “both sides” were responsible for ...

Patty Jenkins In Final Negotiations On Historic Deal To Helm 'Wonder Woman 2'

EXCLUSIVE: It's been over two months since Wonder Woman opened to a staggering $103.2M and went on to gross close to $800M worldwide for Warner Bros. . The movie, directed by Patty Jenkins, not only re-invigorated DC movies and the studio itself, but became a symbol of strength for women ...

21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch Donates $1M To ADL: “Standing Up To Nazis Is Essential”

Add Fox News boss James Murdoch to the growing list of business executives taking issue with President Donald Trump's Charlottesville riot response. Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox, the parent of conservative Fox News Channel, said he and his wife, Kathryn, would donate $1 million to the ...

'SNL': Tina Fey Endorses Anti-Hate Cake; Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Do Forefathers

SPOILER ALERT! This story contains details - and punchlines - from tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update Summer Edition. Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers returned to their spots on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update tonight, mocking Donald Trump, Confederate generals and, ...

Ryan Kavanaugh Sued For Fraud By Relativity Investor

Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh was sued today by one of his investors over monies that the plaintiff put into the struggling company, saying he was “fraudulently induced” into providing financial investment. Carey Metz, a hedge fund investor, alleges in the complaint that “Kavanaugh ...