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'American Horror Story: Cult' Unveiled As Season 7 Title Of FX Anthology Series, Premiere Date Set ‚ÄĒ Comic-Con

UPDATED: After months of teasing, Ryan Murphy finally revealed the title of the seventh season of American Horror Story on Thursday night at San Diego Comic-Con. The Emmy Award-winning master of the TV anthology used the fan-driven event to announce that the forthcoming season of the horror series ...

Donald Trump To Name Financier/Sean Hannity Pal Anthony Scaramucci New Communications Director: Report

President Trump is expected to announce Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as his White House communications director, web site Axios reports. The role has been vacant since Mike Dubke resigned in May after just a few months on the job. Sean Spicer has been handling those duties since Dubke ...

Stephen Colbert Presents Result Of 'Late Show's Russian Pee Pee Tape Probe

Kicking off his Night 4 of Russia Week, Late Show host Stephen Colbert said he took the trip to investigate the infamous dossier report that President Donald Trump hired prostitutes to pee on the bed at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton Presidential Suite where the Obamas once stayed. He again credited his ...

'Marvel's Inhumans' Debuts Imax Trailer & Footage Revealing Hair-Raising Action ‚ÄĒ Comic-Con

Marvel Television chief Jeph Loeb, with his endless amount of energy, got the crowd riled up to welcome the cast and crew of the ABC superhero series Marvel's Inhumans at Comic-Con today. Loeb was joined onstage by Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Ken Leung, ...

'Krypton' Teaser: First Look At Syfy's Superman Prequel - Comic-Con

The House of El will be redeemed. That might sound cryptic to some, but it's Krypton for others. Syfy and Warner Bros have taken the wraps off the first teaser for the cable net's Superman prequel that invades Earth next year. The clip premiered today at Comic-Con in San Diego. Watch it above. Based ...

'The Exorcist' Season 2: Priestly Road Trip, Possible Rance Family Cameos & A Foster Kid Who Kicks Butt - Comic-Con

The padres of Fox's The Exorcist are putting the pedal to the metal and flooring it to the Pacific Northwest after saving Chicago. At tonight's Comic-Con panel for the series, creator Jeremy Slater unloaded more details about Season 2, specifically that the events will take place on a forested ...

SAG-AFTRA Finalizes Field Of Candidates For President, Secretary-Treasurer

It's official: Five candidates have thrown their hats into the ring in the race to become president of SAG AFTRA. Incumbent Gabrielle Carteris will face off against challengers Esai Morales, Peter Antico, Robert B. Martin Jr. and Marilyn Monrovia. Three other candidates are running for national ...

MGM Revives 'Stargate' Franchise With 'Stargate Origins' Digital Series & SVOD Platform - Watch The Teaser

MGM is reviving its popular Stargate franchise, giving the green light to Stargate Origins, a 10-episode digital series following fan-favorite character Catherine Langford. In addition, MGM announced Stargate Command, a subscription-based digital platform and fan experience, which will be the ...

Comic-Con: Noah Hawley Developing 'Doctor Doom' Movie For Fox

At the very end of the Legion panel at Comic-Con, showrunner Noah Hawley broke the news that he is developing a Doctor Doom film at Fox. This expands Hawley's involvement in the comic book universe as he takes on a movie about of the biggest villain in the Marvel universe. Not much information ...

Comic-Con: 'Legion' Expands To 10 Episodes For Season 2, Adds Sa√Įd Taghmaoui To The Cast

FX's conceptual and arguably most ambitious TV series Legion made its first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con with the cast and executive producers in tow. Before the panel started, the audience was given a refresher on what happened in the penultimate episode with the musical and very memorable ...

'Dunkirk' Review: Christopher Nolan Makes A Film About War That Hitchcock Would Have Loved

If Alfred Hitchcock were alive and still making films, Dunkirk is a movie he might have made, even if in his lifetime he didn't tackle what turns out to be a surprisingly stirring tale of pure survival in war. The telling of the Dunkirk evacuation of eventually about 300,000 soldiers in the spring ...

'Death Note' Director Adam Wingard Considers President Donald Trump A Supervillain - Comic-Con

The conceit of the Netflix movie Death Note is that someone in possession of an evil book can write a person's name down in it, and watch them meet their fate. At the Comic-Con Hall H panel for the film this afternoon as part of Netflix's presentation, director Adam Wingard wasn't asked by fans ...

Fathom Events Owners Tap Ray Nutt To Be CEO

The nation's three largest exhibition chains have turned to a Regal Entertainment exec to lead their effort to provide theaters with non-Hollywood content including concerts and sports events. Ray Nutt is now CEO of Fathom Events, moving from Regal where he was SVP of Business Relations. The ...

Ryan Seacrest Returns To 'American Idol', ABC Confirms

Ryan Seacrest is confirmed to host ABC's resurrected American Idol. The announcement was made on today's Live with Kelly and Ryan. Seacrest hosted the franchise since its inception in 2002. ABC says he'll continue to host Live with Kelly and Ryan from New York. Seacrest also hosts and executive ...

UK Government Delays Decision On Fox-Sky Deal

UPDATE with Fox response: Rupert Murdoch's recent attempt to acquire the long-coveted remainder of pay-TV giant Sky looks set to face further delay as the UK government continues to mull over whether the deal should be subjected to a full competition probe. On Thursday morning, culture secretary ...

Deadline's PMC, Hollywood Filmmakers & Sports Teams Back Launch Of National Heroes Day

A group of Hollywood filmmakers, sports teams and Deadline's parent company Penske Media Corp are among those teaming to support the launch of this country's first annual National Heroes Day today. The Day is designed as a celebration of every day Americans who perform courageous and selfless acts ...

BBC Partners With James Corden's Fulwell 73 For Live Music Show

The BBC is teaming with James Corden's Fulwell 73, the banner behind the popular Carpool Karaoke series, to make a live, weekly music show set to air on the UK channel this fall. It has yet to receive a title or timeslot but an initial run of six episodes has already been commissioned. The new ...

Comic-Con: 'Professor Marston & The Wonder Women' Director Angela Robinson On Bondage And The Iconic Superhero

In Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, writer-director Angela Robinson brings the fascinating , and provocative , life of the titular Harvard psychologist and creator of the superhero Wonder Woman, Dr. William Moulton Marston to the big screen. Amidst the bells and whistles of CG-laden, ...

Comic-Con: 'Professor Marston & The Wonder Women' Director Angela Robinson On Bondage And The Iconic Superhero

In Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, writer-director Angela Robinson brings the fascinating , and provocative , life of the titular Harvard psychologist and creator of the superhero Wonder Woman Dr. William Moulton Marston to the big screen. Amidst the bells and whistles of CG-laden, fantastical ...

Evan Helmuth Dies: 'The Devil Inside' Actor Was 40

Evan Helmuth, the film and TV actor who played a priest in William Brent Bell's 2012 horror movie The Devil Inside, died Monday of complications from a stroke. He was 40.  Also among his film credits, he appeared opposite Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore in the Farrelly Brothers' Fever Pitch, ...

Lena Dunham Joining 'American Horror Story' Season 7

UPDATED with more details: American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy just tweeted out that Girls star Lena Dunham is joining the latest installment of the FX anthology series. We're hearing that the gig is for one episode. Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR ...

Red West Dies: 'Road House' Actor, Stuntman & Songwriter Was 81

Red West, best known as an actor for his role as Red alongside Patrick Swayze in Road House, and a longtime friend and songwriting partner of Elvis Presley, has died. West died Tuesday at a Memphis, TN hospital after suffering an aortic aneurysm, his wife, Pat, told The Commercial Appeal newspaper. ...

TV Producer Deb Spera Sells Period Novel

Veteran TV producer Deborah Spera  has sold her first novel. Titled Alligator, the novel is set in 1924. It revolves around three women struggling to survive in economically depressed rural South Carolina , a first generation free black woman, a poor white woman, and the wealthy white woman who ...

Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer, CNN Reports

UPDATED with POTUS statement: Arizona's Sen. McCain has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, CNN's Sanjay Gupta was first to report Wednesday afternoon. After speaking to the senator and getting his permission, Gupta said he spoke to McCain's doctors, who had operated ...

Christopher Nolan Tells New York Crowd He Prefers Blu-ray To Netflix

Admitting that every film is a "big gamble," Christopher Nolan today sat down after a mid-day screening of his Dunkirk hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The discussion on the eve of the release of his World War II epic also featured the staunch supporter of theaters admitting he ...

Suranne Jones To Star In Sally Wainright Drama Series For HBO & BBC One

Suranne Jones is set to star in Gentleman Jack , HBO and BBC One's eight-episode drama series from BAFTA-winning writer Sally Wainwright . Filming will begin next year. Set in 1832 Halifax, Gentleman Jack focuses on landowner Anne Lister and her determination to transform the fate of her faded ...

'The X-Files': Mitch Pileggi Set To Return For Season 11 Of Fox Series

Mulder and Scully will continue to have their trusted ally Walter Skinner by their side. The X-Files veteran Mitch Pileggi has closed a deal to return for the recently picked up 10-episode eleventh season of the Fox sci-fi drama and second as an event series. He will reprise his role as Walter ...

NYC Unveils 'CreateNYC' 10-Year Plan To Expand And Diversify Arts & Culture

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl released Wednesday what they dubbed the city's first-ever comprehensive culture plan. Enfolded in a glossy, 175-page manifesto called CreateNYC, the ambitious, 10-year plan addresses issues ranging from increasing ...

White House Reporter Dares To Stream Audio Of White House Press Briefing Live; Republic Still Standing

The Washington press corps was a'twitter Wednesday afternoon with word that one brave White House correspondent had dared to stream live the audio of the day's no-cameras-allowed White House press briefing held by Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. That is in violation of White House ...

Forest Whitaker Set As 'Empire' Guest Star; Plays Music Hitmaker In Multi-Episode Arc

Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on Fox's Empire this fall, playing "Uncle Eddie," described as a charismatic music icon and hitmaker who gave Lucious his first radio airplay. Decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during his ...

The Company Partners With Abe Rakov To Launch Political Ad Arm

Charlie Ebersol and Mike Lanigan's The Company have partnered with Abe Rakov, executive director of Let America Vote and campaign manager for Jason Kander's 2016 U.S. Senate run, to launch a political advertising division. Rakov will develop strategic television ad campaigns for candidates under the ...

BBC Caught In Gender Pay Gap Controversy As Top Earners' Salaries Are Unveiled

The BBC's newly published annual salary report has revealed that seven BBC presenters earning at least £500,000 per year are all men, with presenters Chris Evans and Gary Lineker among the corporation's highest earners. In what marked the first time the company has disclosed amounts paid to staff ...

'Nico 1988', Biopic About Velvet Underground Singer, To Open Venice Horizons

Italian director Susanna Nicchiarelli's Nico 1988, a biopic about Velvet Underground lead singer Christa Paffgen, better known as Nico, is set to open the Venice Film Festival's Horizon section. The film will have its world premiere on the fest's opening day on August 30 in Sala Darsena. The film ...

'@midnight With Chris Hardwick' To End Comedy Central Run After 600 Episodes

EXCLUSIVE: After four seasons, 600 shows and two Emmy Awards, @midnight With Chris Hardwick will be coming to an end. Hardwick just broke the news to his staff. @midnight's final week will kick off July 31, culminating with the series finale on Friday, August 4 when the show will hit the ...

IATSE Convention Opens With Congressman's Speech About Piracy Threat

Delegates to the opening day of IATSE's 68th Convention in Hollywood, FL, heard a local U.S. congressman blast President Donald Trump and Congress for failing to address one of the industry's major concerns, and a serious threat to the nation's creative wellspring: the theft of intellectual ...

Fox Promotes Mamie Coleman To SVP Creative Music And Production

The Fox Broadcasting Company has found a new SVP Creative Music and Production in Mamie Coleman. She has been promoted to the position where she will continue to oversee all day-to-day music production at the network, negotiating and executing the music and talent licensing agreements for all of ...

'Chicago P.D.': Mykelti Williamson Joins NBC Cop Drama As Recurring In Season 5

Lieutenant Denny Woods is coming back to Chicago P.D. Mykelti Williamson is joining the cast of the NBC cop drama as a recurring in its upcoming fifth season. He will reprise the role he originated as a guest star in Episode 20 of the the most recent fourth season. In that episode, Voight dug back ...

'The Originals': Steven Krueger Upped To Regular For Season 5

Steven Krueger, a recurring guest star on the CW's The Originals, has been promoted to series regular on the series for its upcoming Season 5. Krueger has played Josh Rosza for all four seasons of the drama series, which aired in midseason for its most recent Season 4. His character was originally a ...

Ben Affleck Exits 'Triple Frontier'

Ben Affleck has decided to drop out of Triple Frontier, the JC Chandor-directed hot button thriller that is mobilizing at Netflix. Affleck is going to take some time to focus on his wellness and his family. The film will move forward without him; it is casting up quickly. Affleck is expected to be ...

'Hamilton's Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal To Star in 'Blindspotting' From Snoot Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE: Daveed Diggs, who starred in the original Hamilton Broadway musical, and Rafael Casal are set to topline Snoot Entertainment's upcoming film Blindspotting, from music video director Carlos Lopez Estrada in his feature directorial debut. The film, written by Diggs and Casal, loosely based ...

American Cinematheque To Honor Imax At Awards Gala

The American Cinematheque will honor Imax with the 2017 Sid Grauman Award, part of its 31st annual awards gala that will see Amy Adams honored with the American Cinematheque Award. The ceremony is set for Friday, November 10 at the Beverly Hilton. The award will be presented to Imax CEO Richard ...

'Blind' Movie: Ruderman Foundation Responds To Director Over Alec Baldwin Casting Flap

EDITORS NOTE: Over the past two weeks, a controversy has been brewing over the casting of Alec Baldwin as a blind man in the Michael Mailer-directed indie Blind. Led by the Ruderman Foundation , a non-profit that advocates for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life , ...

AMC Entertainment & Legendary: We Don't Depend On Wanda Group To Operate

UPDATED with Legendary statement: U.S.-based media companies owned by China's Dalian Wanda Group defended their financial power today following reports suggesting they can no longer count on backing from the real estate colossus. AMC Entertainment this morning challenged what it called ...

David O. Russell In Talks To Produce 'Boy21' At Lionsgate, Screenwriter Hired

EXCLUSIVE: David O. Russell, who brought author Matthew Quick's Silver Linings Playbook to the big screen back in 2012, is in talks to produce a new feature film based on yet another Quick book. Russell is developing the feature film adapation of author's 2012 novel Boy21 with screenwriter John ...

Discovery And Scripps Networks Shares Spike On Report Of Merger Talks

Shares in Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive are soaring in post-market trading following an alert from Dow Jones  , followed by a story in the Wall Street Journal , that says the companies are engaged in merger talks. Discovery's up 9.8% and Scripps is up 12.5%. There are no ...

John Toll To Receive Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award; Acorn Takes Aussie Drama 'Newton's Law' - Global Briefs

Cinematographer John Toll, who has collaborated with filmmakers such as The Wachowskis, Ang Lee, Mel Gibson, Francis Ford Coppola and Terrence Malick, is set to be honored with the Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 25th anniversary edition of the International Film Festival of ...

Amazon Picks Up U.S. Rights To Agatha Christie Dramas

Amazon has struck a multi-show deal with Agatha Christie Productions for U.S. rights to the upcoming seven dramas based on the author's works. Ordeal By Innocence is the first adaptation out the door, with filming starting in Scotland this month. The three-part mini, produced by Agatha Christie ...

Donald Trump Tweets Demand GOP Start Over After Senate Trumpcare Bill Declared DOA

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Trumpcare bill got dealt a death blow Monday night when Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran and Utah Sen. Mike Lee gave it a thumbs down, joining GOP colleagues Sen. Rand Paul and Susan Collins. The GOP “no” vote tally meant McConnell did not have the votes ...

Broadway's $2.8M Bump? Bette, Back, Begets Big B.O. Bang

An enlivened Broadway box office rebounded last week with a 10 percent hike over the previous week. More than half of it - $1.5 million of the $2.8 million cash coups de th√©√Ętres - was accounted for by one star in one show: Bette Midler returned to Hello, Dolly! after a two-week rest, ...

Muppets Studio Fired Kermit The Frog Actor For “Unacceptable Business Conduct”

The Muppets Studio released an official statement regarding the firing of Steve Whitmire, who voiced Kermit the Frog for 27 years. “The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by fans and we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of that character very ...