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Michael Gasparro Leaves TMT To Launch His Own Management Company

After 12 years with TMT Entertainment, veteran talent manager and producer Michael Gasparro has exited to launch his own company, Gasparro Management Company. Gasparro will bring along clients including Nick Sandow (Orange Is The New Black), Bridget Regan (Jane The Virgin, The Last Ship), Shane McRae (Sneaky Pete) Raúl Castillo (Looking, Seven Seconds), Dina Shihabi (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), and Samantha Soule (Godless), among others. He will continue to be based in New… Read

Business

Hope Hicks Tapped As Interim White House Communications Director – Report

The day after a Donald Trump press conference flew wildly off the rails in New York, the president is getting a new White House Communications Director — temporarily. Hope Hicks, who started as an agency publicist working on Ivanka Trump's fashion line in 2012, and rose to become White House Director of Strategic Communications, has been tapped for the post in an interim capacity. The 28-year-old former press secretary for Trump’s presidential campaign will, for the time… Read

Business

Apple Plans To Spend $1B For Video Content Over The Next Year: Report

The river of cash flowing to Hollywood from new content producers is about to swell as Apple plans to spend $1 billion within the next year for its own productions, The Wall Street Journal reports today. The tech giant wants to buy or produce as many as 10 TV shows the paper says, citing “people familiar with the plan.” They could run on Apple Music, or perhaps a “new, video-focused service.” The company signaled its interest in joining traditional networks, Netflix… Read

International

Prime Focus Condemns ‘Game Of Thrones’ Leak; Venice Adds Jean Rouch’s ‘Cousin, Cousine’; Camerimage To Honor Paul Hirsch – Global Briefs

Prime Focus Technologies has today weighed in on the recent leak of an episode of HBO's Game Of Thrones, which it processes for Star India. Four people were arrested in India this week after episode 4 of Season 7 of the Emmy-winning series leaked online ahead of its scheduled airing. The leak is unrelated to the recent HBO hack. Those arrested have been charged with criminal breach of trust and computer-related offenses. Three of the alleged perpetrators are employees of… Read

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‘Deadpool 2’ To Restart Production 48 Hours After Stunt Driver Killed

(Updated with more material) EXCLUSIVE: Production on Deadpool 2 will start again Wednesday morning, two days after stunt woman Joi “SJ” Harris was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Vancouver set. The stunt woman had only recently joined the David Leitch-directed film after it was realized that they needed a different stunt performer for the production, Deadline has learned. “Due to unforeseen circumstances,” a posted notice for the production that went up late today… Read

Film

Daniel Craig Confirms His Return As James Bond On ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

After months of speculation on whether or not Daniel Craig will suit up as 007 for the next James Bond film, the actor made it official Tuesday night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Colbert danced around the subject saying that it has been reported that he would come back as the iconic spy. Craig, who felt that if he should speak the truth, he would speak it to Colbert, simply said “Yes.” No additional details were given, but this will be his final Bond… Read

Box Office

‘Wolf’ Whistles To $685M; ‘Annabelle’ Conjures $35M+; ‘Spider-Man’ Leaps Past $700M WW – International Box Office

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UPDATE, WRITETHRU with actuals: New Line/Warner Bros’ Annabelle: Creation came to life at the international box office this weekend with $35.4M in her first wide frame. That was a slight bump for the doll versus Sunday estimates. The prequel spinoff was the major expanded title in overseas markets, while pictures like Spider-Man: Homecoming, Dunkirk, Valerian and more passed new milestones. Nevertheless, offshore play continued to be dominated by China‘s action phenom, Wol… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel: President Donald Trump Is Completely Unhinged

Jimmy Kimmel opened his ABC late night show on Tuesday talking about President Donald Trump’s astonishing news conference hours earlier, at which “he opened his mouth and all matter of stupid came out. I wouldn’t be lying if I said I would feel more comfortable if Cersei Lannister was running this country.” What started as a presser about infrastructure” ended with our President making an angry and passionate defense of white supremacists. It was like if your book club… Read

Film

Michael Moore Leads Audience In Trump Tower Protest After His Broadway Show

Donald Trump’s comments about the violence at the Charlottesville rally and his inability to condemn neo-Nazis involved has caused a deluge of criticism from many on social media, and now filmmaker Michael Moore is taking it to the streets. Earlier this evening after his one-man Broadway show The Terms of My Surrender, he invited the audience to join him in a protest at Trump Tower in New York. Moore teased the field trip in a tweet earlier in the day along with a special… Read

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Stephen Colbert Wonders If Donald Trump Will Be POTUS By Friday After Tuesday’s Bonkers Press Conference

It took two days for Trump to condemn racist hate groups in Charlottesville, and one press conference to empower them, Stephen Colbert explained to his studio audience not long after President Donald Trump on Tuesday reverted back to his initial statement that all sides were responsible for the violence in Virginia. Trump held an impromptu press conference late Tuesday “in, I believe, the seventh circle of hell,” Colbert told his studio audience. When asked by a reporter… Read

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‘Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan Says “F*** You” To Donald Trump Over Racism

As President Donald Trump doubled down today on his initial ill-chosen remarks of Saturday that "many sides" were to blame for the death and violence in Charlottesville, The Walking Dead actor who plays one of the vilest characters on television took the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host to task – in the bluntest language possible. While many in Hollywood and elsewhere expressed outrage at Trump's words on Tuesday, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was much more blunt in calling out the… Read

Film

Cate Blanchett In Talks To Join Jack Black In Eli Roth’s ‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls’

Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is eyeing a co-starring role in Eli Roth’s adaptation of the John Bellairs’ 1973 gothic horror novel The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Once she signs on, she will join Jack Black in the Amblin Entertainment project. The story follows a recently orphaned 10-year-old boy who discovers a world of hidden passageways, magic and danger in his uncle's old house. Roth will direct the script from Eric Kripke, who will serve as a producer… Read