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Netflix Raises $1.6 Billion In Bond Market To Fund Massive Content Spending

Following through on the plans it shared on its recent earnings call, Netflix has offered $1.6 billion in senior notes, with the debt largely funding its increasingly ambitious spending on content. The company's official announcement said it “intends to use the net proceeds from this ...

Donald Trump Punches Back At Widow Of La David Johnson After Her 'GMA' Interview

President Donald Trump punched back at the widow of a soldier killed in Niger on Twitter this morning. “I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from the beginning, without hesitation!” Trump tweeted this morning, less than an hour ...

Hasbro Posts Solid Q3 Entertainment Gains, But Warns Toys 'R' Us Bankruptcy Could Hurt Holiday Sales

Hasbro reported decent third-quarter results this morning, with revenue rising 7% to $1.79 billion versus $1.68 billion in the year-ago quarter and net earnings inching up 3% to $265.6 million, or $2.09 per share, compared with $257.8 million, or $2.03 per share in ...

Renée Zellweger To Play Judy Garland In 'Judy' For Pathé, Calamity Films - AFM

Pathe and Calamity Films have set Renee Zellweger to star in Judy, playing the legendary Judy Garland in the true story of the singer and actress' final concerts in London. A February 2018 start date has been earmarked for principal photography with British stage director and Tony nominee Rupert ...

'Mudbound' Director Dee Rees Talks Career Trajectory, Choosing Producers, And Her Love For Ensemble Casts

During the Q&A portion of the closing keynote conversation with Dee Rees at the Film Independent Forum, an aspiring filmmaker stepped up to the microphone and, through tears, expressed gratitude to the acclaimed director for being a black lesbian director that others can look up to. After pouring ...

'The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus On Tonight's Season Debut, What's Next, 'Ride' & Iggy Pop

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's The Walking Dead Season 8 debut & 100th episode "It's a lot of Rick's story, so we're following Rick's plan, and we're seeing it through Rick's eyes," said The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus of tonight's Season 8 debut, Andrew Lincoln's Rick ...

Jemele Hill Returns To ESPN After Two-Week Suspension Over Twitter Firestorm ‚ÄĒ Report

After a two-week suspension after a battle of words with Donald Trump, sports anchor Jemele Hill is set to return to ESPN. According to CNN, Hill will return on Monday the sports network after a brief suspension. The events leading to Hill's suspension started on Twitter about a month ago when the ...

'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Review: AMC Blockbuster Gets Its Groove Back For 100th Episode

To paraphrase Independence Day's President Thomas Whitmore and Dylan Thomas, the October 22-debuting eighth season and 100th episode of The Walking Dead makes it very clear that AMC's zombie apocalypse blockbuster has no intention of going quietly into the collapse-of-civilization night. Coming ...

Justin Timberlake Set To Headline Super Bowl LII Halftime Performance

There has been buzz that Justin Timberlake has been in talks to perform at the next Super Bowl halftime show. Well, the news is now official as Timberlake took to Twitter to make the big announcement alongside his buddy Jimmy Fallon. In their own comedic way, the duo performed a bit where ...

Fire Up The Tardis: 'Doctor Who' Gets New Cast Members, Sets Details On Next Season

An all-new cast has been announced for BBC's long-running Doctor Who series, whose next season bows during Fall 2018 via BBC America. The new season will be a ten-week run of 50-minute episodes, kicking off with an hour-long show for its opener. The upcoming season will be highlighted by the ...

'Kingsman' Tops $250M Overseas On $40M China Bow; 'IT's At $650M+ WW; 'DM3' Catches 'Dory' - International Box Office

UPDATE, WRITETHRU: Two weeks before Thor: Ragnarok comes hammering into China, Kingsman: The Golden Circle suited up in the Middle Kingdom on Friday, bowing to a stylish $40.3M. In a total 61 markets this frame, the Fox/MARV Films title added $48.7M, thrusting it back to the top spot on the ...

'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele On Divisiveness, Black Identity & The “White Savior”

When the teaser trailers for Jordan Peele's¬†Get Out¬†first came out, question marks hovered over its mysterious plot points. Fortunately, keeping the narrative about the stylized take on the victimization of black people and “the sunken place” close to its chest paid off enough to pique ...

'Guardians' Director James Gunn Warned Women About James Toback: “I Couldn't Stop Him”

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn says he's been warning people about James Toback for more than 20 years. “I couldn't stop him,” Gunn writes, “but I could warn people about him.” In a lengthy, blunt¬†Facebook post today - tweeted by Gunn with the message “Why ...

Disaster Movie 'Geostorm' Fails To Thunder With $13.3M Opening: Here's Why

The tagline for one of Geostorm's billboards: "Some Things Were Never Meant to Be Controlled." You might think that saying refers to the disaster movie's exorbitant estimated $120M-$140M budget, or its three-year production cycle, or even its horrendous domestic box office start of ...

NFL Anthem Protests Continue As Owners Dither, Trump Agitates, Fans React

National anthem protests continued during Week 7 in the National Football League, although the headcount of those kneeling or otherwise acting out during the song has greatly diminished, mirroring media coverage of the actions. Both protesting players and those opposed to their tactics now seem ...

Hollywood Reacts To James Toback Allegations: “Damn You”, “A Disgrace”

Rose McGowan, Paul Feig and Asia Argento were among the first today to condemn director James Toback after the Los Angeles Times' devastating report of sexual harassment allegations. According to The Times, 38 women have come forward, prompting McGowan to tweet “James Toback damn you for ...

NY Times Responds To Bill O'Reilly Spokesman's Claims That They “Maliciously Smeared” Ex-Fox News Host ‚ÄĒ Updated

UPDATED with response from¬†New York Times:¬†In a response to Fabiani's statement in regards to Bill O'Reilly,¬†New York Times editor¬†Dean Baquet¬†made his own statement to media saying: “Mr. Fabiani addresses everything but what the story actually says. This article, like our previous ...

Donald Trump Tells Maria Bartiromo: “I Was So Nice” During Condolence Call

In an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo set to air tomorrow and Monday,¬†President Donald Trump disputes claims that he was insensitive during the now-infamous condolence call to Sgt. La David Johnson's widow¬†Myeshia Johnson. “I was so nice,” Trump says. Describing ...

Directors Guild Begins Process Of Kicking Out Harvey Weinstein

The Directors Guild has begun the process of kicking Harvey Weinstein out of the guild. Following today's meeting of its national board of directors, the DGA president Thomas Schlamme said that the guild filed disciplinary charges against him on October 13. "The DGA has a long-standing practice of ...

Josh Brolin Opens Up About Death Of 'Deadpool 2' Stuntwoman Joi “SJ” Harris

Only the Brave¬†star Josh Brolin recently addressed the tragic death of stuntwoman Joi “SJ” Harris on the set of the upcoming¬†Deadpool 2.¬†Harris died in an accident in August. During an interview with the Associated Press for¬†Only the Brave, Brolin addressed Harris' death saying: ...

Sex Abuse Silence Is Over, But Even The Academy Is Entitled To A Defense

Almost nothing is quite as simple as it looks. Certainly not sexual harassment and accusations thereof,as insiders at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are well aware, notwithstanding last Saturday's summary expulsion of Harvey Weinstein following dozens of claims that he had sexually ...

Fox Knew About Bill O'Reilly's Big Sexual Harassment Settlement When They Renewed His Contract - Update

Bill O'Reilly struck a $32 million sexual harassment payment with a Fox News network analyst before his contract with 21st Century Fox was granted a four-year extension, according to a bombshell New York Times

'Straight Outta Compton' Director Received Multiple Threats From Suge Knight, Court Records Claim

Transcripts just released from a grand jury hearing earlier this year indicate rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight allegedly gave multiple menacing warnings to¬†Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray during filming of his Academy Award-nominated film. Specific details from the February ...

Sophia Bush Explains 'Chicago P.D.' Exit: “Left Because I Wanted To”

Sophia Bush has broken her silence on the reason for departing Chicago P.D.¬†after four seasons. Responding to an Instagram comment, she claimed, “I left because I wanted to. End of story.” Bush, the former female lead on the series, dismissed various theories on her exit. “Took me ...

One America Appeal: Five Former Presidents Gather In Support Of Hurricane Relief, Donald Trump Praises Efforts

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton gathered in College Station, Texas for the One America Appeal concert, an event raising money for hurricane relief. One America Appeal was launched by the five Presidents as a response to the devastation ...

Disney ABC TV President Ben Sherwood Talks Industry “Imbalance Of Power,” Shonda Rimes' Exit, State Of TV

During this year's USC's Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, Disney/ABC TV President Ben Sherwood spoke with entertainment lawyer Bruce Ramer of Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown about a variety of topics including the future of TV, the departure of Shonda Rimes from ABC, and, of course, the ...

'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 3 Reveals Cast Of Queens

Get ready for a new season of outrageous fashion, lip-synching, shade and gagging because the cast of queens for the third installment of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars has been revealed, or as Emmy-award winning host RuPaul says, “ru-vealed.” The new season will welcome back BenDeLaCreme ...

IATSE And Teamsters Condemn Sexual Harassment In The Industry

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has issued a statement on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, commending "the many who have courageously shared their stories of sexual abuse and harassment." The statement doesn't mention disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein or ...

'Real Time': Janice Min Says Weinstein Frenzy Fueled Partly By Trump Anger

UPDATE with video Sublimated anger toward Donald Trump is contributing to the “feeding frenzy” around Harvey Weinstein, former Hollywood Reporter editor Janice Min said on tonight's Real Time with Bill Maher. Pointing out the recent one-year anniversary of Trump's notorious Access ...

'Chappaquiddick' Jumps Out Of Thanksgiving; 'Hostiles' Gallops Into Awards Season

Update, Oct. 21: After moving Chappaquiddick into the Thanksgiving space 16 days ago, Entertainment Studios has had second thoughts and is pushing the John Curran-directed movie to April 6 for awards consideration next year. The independent distributor acquired the Ted Kennedy scandal movie out ...

'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' Reaps $22M During October Dumping Ground At The B.O.

3rd Update, Saturday 12:03AM: What's up with late October at the box office? If the first weekend of May is known as the official launch of summer, and guarantees a $100M-plus opening title, then the third and even fourth weekend of October can officially be known as a dumping ground for ...

'Real Time': Janice Min Says Weinstein Frenzy Fueled Partly By Trump Anger

Sublimated anger toward Donald Trump is contributing to the “feeding frenzy” around Harvey Weinstein, former Hollywood Reporter editor Janice Min said on tonight's Real Time with Bill Maher. Pointing out the recent one-year anniversary of Trump's notorious Access Hollywood recording, Min ...

Pentatonix Christmas Special Returns, Joined By Jennifer Hudson, Jay Leno, Darci Lynne Farmer

Grammy Award-winning a capella vocal artists Pentatonix will return to NBC for their second holiday special. A Very Pentatonix Christmas is set for Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 PM ET/PT on NBC, with an encore airing on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. The one-hour show will feature The Voice coach and fellow ...

Ben Bates Dies: 'Gunsmoke' Stunt Double was 84

Stunt double Ben Bates, best known for his work substituting for Gunsmoke star James Arness for more than 25 years, died Oct. 4 in Sun City, California, according to his family. He was 84. Bates's long career included doubling spots for the television series How the West Was Won , McClain's ...

Harvey Weinstein Has “Different Recollection” Of Events In Lupita Nyong'o Op-Ed

A spokesperson for Harvey Weinstein said the producer “has a different recollection of the events” that came to light in a New York Times op-ed piece penned by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o. The comments came a day after the essay appeared in which she detailed a series of alleged ...

Jimmy Kimmel And Matt Damon To Raffle Off Dysfunctional Dinner For Jon Stewart Fundraiser

Jimmy Kimmel's final monologue from Brooklyn Week got interrupted by Jon Stewart and his breakdancing crew, in promotion of Stewart's upcoming Night of Too Many Stars on HBO. As part of that fundraiser special, Kimmel and Matt Damon announce the incredibly awkward Omaze experience they're offering. ...

Nikki Toscano Sells Dramas With Matt Reeves & Craig Brewer To Fox With Penalty

Nikki Toscano has teamed with directors-producer Matt Reeves  and Craig Brewer for two drama projects which have received script commitments with penalty from Fox. 20th Century Fox TV, where Toscano is under an overall deal, is the studio. Written by Toscano, the untitled Toscano/Reeves project ...

'Magnum P.I.' Reboot In the Works At CBS

CBS has shelled out a big pilot production commitment to Magnum P.I., an update of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series set in Hawaii. It hails from Peter Lenkov, CBS/CBS Studios' go-to writer for rebooting iconic procedurals who has successfully revived Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver, and Davis ...

'The Oath': Crackle Series To Return To Production In San Juan

UPDATE, 4 PM: Sony-owned Crackle is returning to San Juan, Puerto Rico Saturday to wrap production on The Oath. Filming on the 10-episode series was interrupted last month following devastating Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. The show, which began filming there in July, has about nine days of ...

APA Agent Tyler Grasham Fired From Agency Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Updated 3:22 PM: Tyler Grasham has now been fired from APA. “Tyler Grasham has been terminated, effective immediately,” said a spokesman for the agency. The move comes as one of those who alleged he had been sexually assaulted said earlier today he was going to filed a police report with ...

Female Animators Pen Open Letter Demanding End To Sexual Harassment

Women and non-conforming people in the animation industry are speaking out amid the growing Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal. An open letter with 217 signatures was sent Thursday to studios demanding an end to sexism and sexual harassment in the animation industry, first reported by Buzzfeed. ...

Tracy Morgan Talks Brooklyn Gentrification, Halloween Costume With Jimmy Kimmel

Gentrified Brooklyn perplexes Tracy Morgan, who described his reax on Jimmy Kimmel Live during its week of broadcasts from the borough. “It's weird to see white people walking down Myrtle Avenue, unafraid,' Morgan said. “I'm a black man from Brooklyn and I'm afraid. I come out of a coma ...

China Box Office Poised To Hit $8.31B In 2017, Regulator Forecasts

Chinese box office is expected to see a strong boost when 2017's final numbers are tallied: up as much as 20% or more to RMB 55B , according to the state media authority. The growth this year is spurred on by the massive takings of Wolf Warrior 2 and other hits like The Fate Of The Furious and the ...

TV Academy Board Votes To Initiate Disciplinary Proceedings On Harvey Weinstein; Hearing Set For November

Harvey Weinstein may be dismissed from another entertainment industry organization. After a discussion at tonight's regularly scheduled meeting of the Television Academy's board of governors, the group voted to initiate disciplinary proceedings on the disgraced mogul, possibly expelling him from the ...

Dodgers Clinch World Series Berth; Can Yankees Complete Major TV Market Sweep?

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their first trip to the World Series in 29 years tonight with an 11-1 victory over the defending champion Chicago Cubs to win the National League Championship Series. Dodgers outfielder Kike Hernandez hit three home runs in the victory, the first Dodger to do so in a ...

Lupita Nyong'o Speaks Out On Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassments In NY Times Op-ed

Director, producer and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has detailed yet another series of Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment encounters. In an essay in the New York Times, Nyong'o told of several explicit passes Weinstein tried to foist on her early in her career. “I had shelved my ...

Review: Slimmer And Sillier, Harvey Fierstein's 'Torch Song' Is Revived With Michael Urie & Mercedes Ruehl

Shorter by a big word and a long act, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy is back, trim, glittering and rechristened, simply, Torch Song. Michael Urie and Oscar winner Mercedes Ruehl play nice Jewish drag queen Arnold Beckoff and his loving, if annoying, Ma - roles indelibly created in 1982 by the ...

Lorenzo di Bonaventura On Moviegoing In A Streaming World: “We Still Have The Advantage Of Spectacle”

While some in the industry worry that moviegoing will eventually cave into in-home streaming,¬†Transformers¬†franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura offered up a pragmatic perspective. “It's a little daunting right now for us to know where we're headed. There are increasing reasons to draw ...

Fox Buys Native American Family Comedy From Lucas Brown Eyes & 'It's KatzSmith

This is a concept that stands out in the sea of comedy pitches bought by the broadcast networks every year. Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Reservations, a single-camera comedy from Young & Hungry scribe Lucas Brown Eyes, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith's KatzSmith , and ...

Sean Penn Calls Netflix's 'El Chapo' Docu “Cheap” & “Reckless”; It's Still Debuting Friday

With just hours to go before The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story debuts on Netflix, Sean Penn has come up empty in trying to get changes made to the self-described documentary series. Despite claims by other outlets that the Oscar winner is trying to block the three-episode series by ...