ABC News: Andrew McCabe Investigated Jeff Sessions About Russian Contacts Months Before Sessions Sacked Him
Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions sacked former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, for “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when he testified about his contacts with Russian operatives, ABC News reports Wednesday.
Democratic lawmakers repeatedly had accused Sessions of misleading them in congressional testimony and called on federal authorities to investigate, ABC News noted. But McCabe’s… Read
Disneyland’s Pirates Of The Caribbean Ride Makes Some Changes To Controversial Bride Auction Scene
Ever since Disneyland first opened the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in 1967, the attraction has become blockbuster movie franchise and a must-see for all who enter the gates of any of the Disney parks around the world. However, there has been one part of the ride that has remained controversial: the bride auction scene.
What may have been okay in the ’60s is now a bit insensitive and — let’s be honest — very misogynistic. Now that Disney has become aware of this, the… Read
’13 Reasons Why’ To Air Warning Video Before Season 2 Episodes
Netflix and 13 Reasons Why are taking further steps to address the controversy that followed the series in its first season. The series, which deals with teen suicide, bullying, drunk driving and rape in graphic detail, has been criticized by some mental health experts who say the show could pose health risks for certain young people, especially those with suicidal thoughts.
To address those concerns, Netflix unveiled new title cards with advisories that played before… Read
Meredith Plans 1,200 Layoffs, Will Sell Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune And Money
Meredith Corp., which bought Time Inc. last year for $1.85 billion, has confirmed plans to lay off 1,200 workers by year-end and explore the sale of four key brands as the integration of the two companies continues.
“We have made significant progress executing on these initiatives since we closed on the acquisition just six weeks ago,” said Meredith President and CEO Tom Harty.
Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money are all going on the block, as had been rumored, a… Read
March For Our Lives: Amy Schumer, Yara Shahidi Join L.A. Rally Speaker Line-Up; Hollywood Tweets March Support
Amy Schumer, Connie Britton, Olivia Wilde, Skai Jackson and Yara Shahidi are among the speakers set to take the stage at the Los Angeles March For Our Lives rally Saturday, with singer-songwriter Charlie Puth among the musical performers slated.
The actors will share the stage with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of the February 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida. Other speakers and performers will include Denver Choir, Lara Downes, Ta'Rhonda Jones… Read
Daniel Ezra Lands the Lead In Spencer Paysinger CW Pilot From Greg Berlanti
After a lengthy search, young British actor Daniel Ezra has been cast as the lead in the CW's untitled April Blair/Spencer Paysinger drama pilot from writer April Blair, Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Prods., L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers and Warner Bros. TV.
Written by Blair and directed by Rob Hardy, the project is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger. It centers on Spencer James (Ezra), a rising high school football player from South L.A… Read
‘Once Upon A Time’ Series Finale: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas & Emilie de Ravin Returning
The fairy tale gang is coming back together.
Once Upon a Time creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are making good on their promise of “many familiar faces to the end,” with the announcement today that Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) and Belle French (Emilie de Ravin) are returning for the finale of the ABC series after their departure this season.
Said Kitsis and Horowitz in a joint statement, “Seven years… Read
Mark Zuckerberg Weighs In On Cambridge Analytica, Acknowledges “Mistakes” And Pledges “This Won’t Happen Again”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg weighed in for the first time on reports that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm advising the Trump campaign, had gained unauthorized access to millions of users’ personal information.
Zuckerberg said the social media platform has an obligation to protect its users’ data and outlined the steps Facebook is taking to crack down on abuse of its platform.
“We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve… Read
Tessa Thompson Joins Sony’s ‘Men In Black’ Offshoot
Thor: Ragnarok and Westworld actress Tessa Thompson has signed up for Sony Pictures' Men in Black spinoff, which is said to be more of an ensemble piece than the previous films that starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. F. Gary Gray is directing the pic from a screenplay by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Neither Smith nor Lee are expected to return, but the film builds on the contemporary sci-fi world they inhabited. The MIB spinoff will expand on the original premise of… Read
‘Our People’: Matthew Glave & Skai Jackson Cast In Fox Comedy Pilot From Lee Daniels
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce alum Matthew Glave and Skai Jackson (Bunk’d, Jessie) have rounded out the series regular cast of Our People, Fox's culture-clash single-camera comedy pilot from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran.
The project from Lee Daniels Entertainment, Endemol Shine and 20th Century Fox TV is based on the Israeli format Nevsu: A Young Multicultural Couple.
Written by Chandrasekaran and directed by Trent O'Donnell, Our Peo… Read
Abrams Artists Sweeps In To Sign Team USA Curling Gold Medal Winner Matt Hamilton
EXCLUSIVE: Abrams Artists Agency has signed Matt Hamilton, the mustachioed member of Team USA’s gold medal-winning men’s curling team at last month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. He became NBC’s poster child of sorts amid the Americans’ surprising run through the field — which included victories over Canada and then Sweden in the finale to clinch the first U.S. gold in the sport, led by team captain John Shuster.
Hamilton’s Hollywood rep deal covers all areas… Read
‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Teaser Trailer: Mila Kunis & Kate McKinnon Vs. The Bad Guys
OK, Mila Kunis — do you want the bad news or the worse news first? Well then, your ex-boyfriend’s at the door, and he’s really a spy. And there’s a trail of deadly assassins on his trail. Have a nice day!
Here is the first teaser trailer for The Spy Who Dumped Me, in which Audrey (Kunis) and her best bud Morgan (Kate McKinnon) dive headlong into international intrigue. Rather than, say, slamming the apartment door on said ex (Justin Theroux) — who says, “Some bad people… Read