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‘Once Upon A Time’ Gets Midseason Return Date On ABC

ABC continues to map out its midseason schedule. The network said today that its fantasy drama Once Upon a Time, whose Season 7 fall finale is tonight, will return with new episodes at 8 PM March 2. Here’s what to expect from tonight’s episode, titled “The Eighth Witch,” written by Jane Espenson & Jerome Schwartz and directed by Ralph Hemecker: When Drizella threatens the realm with a dark curse, Henry and Ella take extreme actions to protect Lucy and the others; and… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel Says Net Neutrality Repeal “Despicable”, Calls Ajit Pai A “Jackhole”

Put the axing of net neutrality on Jimmy Kimmel’s naughty list, just below the defunding of affordable health care. Calling the FCC’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules “absolutely despicable,” Kimmel said on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live that the actions of the Ajit Pai-led FCC were in opposition to the wishes of 83 percent of Americans. “I just want to say thank you President Trump,” Kimmel said. “Thanks to you and this jackhole you appointed to run the FCC, big… Read

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‘Look Out For The Fitzgerald-Trouts’ Book In Works As Film; ‘Mad Men’ Writer To Adapt

Semi Chellas Look Out For The Fitzgerald-Trouts

EXCLUSIVE: Argent Pictures and Brigsby Bear producer 3311 Productions are teaming to develop, finance and produce a feature film adapted from Esta Spalding’s children’s book Look Out For The Fitzgerald-Trouts. Former Mad Men writer/co-executive producer Semi Chellas is set to pen the screenplay. The book, published last year by Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers, centers on a family of four kids who are living a contemporary Swiss Family Robinson dream on a… Read

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Eyeing $95M-$100M Opening Day After Thursday Night Previews Hit $45M – Update

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UPDATED with official number: Disney made it official: Star Wars: The Last Jedi scored $45 million in Thursday night previews, the second-biggest preview total in North American box office history. Analysts this morning are estimating that The Last Jedi pulls in a $95M-$100M opening day, inclusive of those Thursday previews ,which feasibly makes it the second best opening day of all-time behind Force Awakens’ $119.1M. At that level Last Jedi is set to make over $200M for… Read

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Peter Jackson Confirms Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino Claims Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Them From ‘LOTR’

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is speaking out about Harvey Weinstein and confirms the disgraced producer prevented actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from appearing in the LOTR trilogy. Both Judd and Sorvino went public with their claims that Weinstein sexually harassed them, and that they both were denied roles in Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films because of what the brothers (Harvey and Bob Weinstein) had said about them. Jackson had been in talks to… Read

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Seth Meyers Takes Closer Look At Net Neutrality, Omarosa & “Bye Felicia”

Seth Meyers took a Closer Look last night at net neutrality, Ajit Pai’s huge coffee mug, Steve Bannon’s disheveled appearance and, best of all, the White House departure of Omarosa Manigault Newman and the pundit reaction to said exit. On Omarosa’s insistence that she did not get her marching orders in the White House residence area but rather in the Situation Room, Meyers quipped, “I have a feeling any room Omarosa goes into becomes a Situation Room.” First, though, the L… Read

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‘Galaga’ Animated Series To Get Full Interactive Experience

EXCLUSIVE: In the spirit of the ongoing resurgence of retro-cool pop culture properties, the video game Galaga is being developed into an animated series. Not only that, but it is getting a fully immersive experience courtesy of a collaboration between the Nuttery Entertainment and the creative minds from Meow Wolf. The announcement of the adaptation of the Bandai Namco cult classic video game title Galaga Chronicles was first announced earlier this year at San Diego… Read

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Apple Orders Ronald D. Moore Space Drama Series

EXCLUSIVERonald D. Moore is heading back to space. Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a space drama from the Battlestar Galactica developer. The untitled project hails from Sony Pictures Television and Moore's studio-based Tall Ship Productions. Created and written by Moore, along with Fargo co-executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, the untitled series  explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended. Tall Ship Prods… Read

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Terry Crews Signs With UTA; Dropped WME After Alleged Sexual Assault By Agent

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Almost a month and a half after dropping WME like fourth-period French, Terry Crews has  chosen UTA to be his agency of record. The move to the Jeremy Zimmer-led crew  also follows the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star suing his former agency and its former head of its Motion Picture Group Adam Venit for sexual assault December 5. The nine-claim complaint details how Venit grabbed Crews' genitals at a party in February 2016. It also notes that despite an apology by Venit and Crews… Read

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‘The Chi’: Showtime Offers Free Sampling Of Series Premiere

Beginning today, Showtime is offering free sampling of the January 7 series premiere of its anticipated new drama series The Chi, created and executive produced by Lena Waithe (Master of None), and executive produced by Common (John Wick 2) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge). The premiere episode is available for free now on YouTube, Facebook and SHO.com, as well as across multiple television and streaming providers' devices, websites, applications and authenticated online… Read

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‘The Polka King,’ Netflix Comedy Starring Jack Black, First Trailer Drops

Netflix just released the first trailer for its Jack Black-starring comedy The Polka Kingwhich it picked up in June at Sundance for high seven figures. The film is based on the the documentary film The Man Who Would Be Polka King from directors John Mikulak and Joshua Von Brown. The film version was directed by Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky who also scripted. The film follows Lewan (Black), who developed a Ponzi-like scheme, taking hordes of cash from senior citizens… Read

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Donald Trump Oddly Tells FBI Grads “90 Percent” Of Their Families Support Them

President Donald Trump stuck mostly to his campaign-rally greatest hits while addressing an FBI Academy graduation today – murder is on the rise, MS13 gang members are savages, visa lotteries allow the “worst of the worst” to immigrate here – but he went seemingly off-script to make an odd reference to law enforcers and their families. "By the way, you are great people," Trump told the graduates. “I hope your families know that. I'd say 90 percent agree. The other 10… Read