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Hollywood Denounces Donald Trump Order Banning Most Transgender Troops

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump did it again, dropping another controversial decision on Friday night when the news cycle dies down. The White House tonight released a memorandum that introduces a policy to ban most transgender people from serving in the US military. According to the document, “transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria — individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery — are… Read


Netflix Teams With Formula 1 Racing For New Series


Gentlemen – and ladies – start your engines. And your Internet. Formula 1 and Netflix have announced a season-long collaboration culminating in an original docu-series of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, to be screened in early 2019. The Netflix original series will attempt to immerse the audience inside the cockpits, the paddock, and the lives of the key players in Formula 1 racing. The series will have exclusive access to the world's fastest drivers, team… Read


Michael Ovitz Suing Insurer Over His Anita Busch Lawsuit Settlement

Michael Ovitz

Michael Ovitz is suing Fireman’s Fund Insurance over a legal settlement recently reached with Deadline editor Anita Busch, claiming the carrier is refusing to pay its fair share of the proceeds to end the matter. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court today, alleges breach of contract. Ovitz agreed to the Busch settlement days before the scheduled trial without admitting Busch’s claims. The insurance company is apparently balking at covering what Ovitz claims is… Read


Bill Maher Says Breitbart & Bannon Just Bitter Hollywood Failures

HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher had a true Hollywood ending tonight: The host proposed a sort of affirmative action for conservatives in entertainment to protect America from bitter industry wash-outs like Andrew Breitbart, Steve Bannon and Dana Loesch. Breitbart “called celebrities ‘elitist pestilence with their cocktail parties on the West Side,’ ” Maher said. “‘God, I f*cking hate them,’ he said. Which is funny because for years you know who I’d always see at cocktail… Read


‘The Simpsons’ Offers Fresh Video Send-up Of Trump Foibles: ‘A Tale Of Two Trumps’

The Simpsons team is at it again, lampooning one of their favorite targets – President Donald Trump. In the just-released A Tale of Two Trumps, the Commander-in-Chief ponders some of his life choices. Exiting staffers, Vladimir Putin, and author Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury all make an appearance in the piece, which was released today. Submitted for your approval: Melania Trump reading Fire and Fury; White House staff leaving via the “Recently Fired Key Personnel Exit”… Read


Elon Musk Takes His Boldest Step Yet – He Deletes His Company Facebook Accounts

Elon Musk

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has always had the pioneer spirit. So it’s no surprise that the man spearheading a manned trip to Mars and building electric vehicles is in the forefront of the #deletefacebook campaign. Taking up an online challenge  from a Twitter follower, Musk has taken down Tesla and SpaceX’s Facebook accounts. That promptly flushed a combined 2.6 million likes, but Musk didn’t stop there. He also took down the Tesla-owned Solar City account. Musk had cheekily… Read


SAG-AFTRA Mourns NYC Firefighter Killed Battling Blaze On Movie Set

SAG-AFTRA is offering condolences to a New York fireman who was killed Thursday night while fighting a fire that broke out on the set of the movie Motherless Brooklyn, which stars Bruce Willis and Edward Norton, who's directing. "We offer our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and colleagues of New York City Firefighter Michael R. Davidson and all of the heroes who have made the greatest sacrifice. We honor your lives and are deeply grateful for your service,"… Read


‘Billions’ Actor David Costabile To Play Doc McGhee In ‘The Dirt’

EXCLUSIVE: David Costabile, who plays Bobby Axelrod’s right-hand man Mike “Wags” Wagner stars on Showtime’s Billions, has signed on for the Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt, as the group’s longtime manager Doc McGhee. Jeff Tremaine is directing the Netflix/LBI Entertainment film that stars Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Daniel Webber as Vince Neil and Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee. The pic is based on the Neil Strauss' book The Dirt: Confessions of the… Read


DuShon Monique Brown Dies: ‘Chicago Fire’ Actress Was 49

DuShon Monique Brown, known for her role as Connie, Assistant to Chief Boden, on NBC’s Chicago Fire, died Friday. The Cook County medical examiner’s office tells The Chicago Tribune that Brown died shortly after noon at St. James Olympia Field Hospital. A cause of death is not yet known. Brown had played the key recurring character since the series launch in 2012. “The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own,” executive producer Dick Wolf said in a… Read


Arnon Milchan & Regency Countersued For Fraud Over Warren Beatty’s ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

Rules Don't Apply

It’s been three months since Arnon Milchan’s Regency Entertainment sued Warren Beatty and others for breach of contract over the filmmaker’s underperforming 2016 pic Rules Don’t Apply. Now the legal pendulum is swinging the other way. In a $50 million cross-complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), an investment group that includes Brett Ratner, Ron Burkle and Steve Bing alleges that producer Milchan defrauded them by failing to promote and market the… Read


‘Steps’: Ryan Michelle Bathe Cast As A Lead In ABC Comedy Pilot

Ryan Michelle Bathe (This Is Us) is set for a lead role opposite Kyle Bornheimer and Ginnifer Goodwin in the ABC comedy pilot Steps, from Kristin Newman, Mandeville TV and ABC Studios. Written by Newman and directed by Todd Holland, Steps is based on the Swedish format Bonus Family. It revolves around four adults in three houses raising three kids after two divorces — together. Bathe will play Genevieve, a newly single driven work-focused women in control. The cast also… Read


‘Scandal’s Darby Stanchfield & Daisy Prescott Cast In ‘Justine’

EXCLUSIVE: Darby Stanchfield, who recently wrapped the seventh and final season of ABC’s Scandal, has signed on for with indie film Justine, along with newcomer Daisy Prescott, who has been cast as the title character. The pic hails from first-time director Stephanie Turner, who also wrote and will star in the drama. The film follows Lisa Wade (Turner), a single mom who is forced to move in with her father-in-law after the death of her husband. She takes a job as a… Read