John Oliver Compares Donald Trump Administration To ‘Sharknado’
John Oliver began his HBO late night show with talk of yet another busy week for the Trump administration “the Sharknado of administrations in that they are spinning out of control, destroying everything in their path and will almost certainly eventually hire Tara Reid,” he said.
The week was dominated by the continuing fallout of previous week's FBI raid on Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen. And while no charges have been brought against him yet, there is already… Read
Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Says Relationship Between Cohen And Hannity “Far More Extensive” Than People Believe
The plot continues to thicken in the scandal between Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump. Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, claims that the relationship between POTUS’ lawyer Michael Cohen and his “mystery third client” Sean Hannity is more involved than either initially suggested.
During an interview with CNN Sunday, Avenatti said: “I think that the relationship is going to be far more extensive than Mr. Hannity has led people to believe.”
He added, “I don’t know that there… Read
‘Westworld’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: Time’s Up In The Park
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about Westworld’s season 2 premiere tonight on HBO, "Journey Into Night".
“The women rule supreme this season, it's all about the women.”
That’s what Tessa Thompson (aka Delos exec Charlotte Hale) told us yesterday at our Tribeca studio in regards to season 2 of HBO’s Westworld, and indeed the message was clear tonight in the android theme park: We are women, hear us roar.
After being abused by both guests in the park, and the… Read
‘Sharp Objects’ Trailer Gives A Chilling First Look At Amy Adams In HBO Adaptation Of Gillian Flynn Novel
The first trailer for HBO’s adaptation of Sharp Objects dropped tonight during the season two premiere of Westworld and it is definitely haunting. Based on Gillian Flynn’s novel by the same name, the limited series stars Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a journalist who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls only to find herself identifying with the young victims too closely.
The trailer above gives a taste of the eight-episode limited series… Read
‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Review: Broadway’s Perfectly Enchanted Evening (Or Two)
Like any magic worth an incantation, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, opening on Broadway at the Lyric Theater tonight, depends on unspoiled illusions, a delight in life’s wonders and the skills to present it all as if no one had ever even considered its combinations before, much less pulled them off. I won’t spoil any illusions – the production itself handles the rest. Cursed Child is a marvel, a shape-shifting play that effortlessly incorporates music and… Read
Shania Twain Clarifies Comments On Supporting Trump, Says She’s “Passionately Against Discrimination”
Country superstar Shania Twain recently expressed her opinion about Donald Trump and it didn’t receive the best reception.
In an interview with The Guardian, the Canadian Grammy-winning singer said of Trump: "I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.”
She went on to say that if she were voting she didn’t want “bullsh*t.” She added, “I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not… Read
‘Westworld’ Season 2 Review: The Robot Revolution Will Be Televised, Beautifully
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains broad details of the second season of Westworld, which premieres tonight on HBO.
Regardless of its actual merits, there’s always been a bit of a Joe Biden quality to Westworld but heading into its Season 2 debut tonight the HBO drama is increasingly displaying it's ready for the top job.
Obviously birthed as an eventual successor to Game of Thrones by the premium cabler when the Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan created drama based on Michael… Read
Tencent Music Explores Anticipated Huge IPO For Its Streaming Music Service
China’s largest music streaming company, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, is poised to create an initial public offering (IPO) and is negotiating with several banks for underwriting.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the successful debut of Spotify Technology SA is the motivator for Tencent. If all goes as planned, the IPO would bow in the second half of 2018 and is anticipated to be one of the largest of the year. The IPO would likely be listed in the US, but… Read
‘Fixer Upper’ Spin-off ‘Woodworker’ To Bow On DIY Network
Fans of the HGTV show Fixer Upper will soon have a Waco-style spin-off to enjoy. Chip and Joanna Gaines’s favorite woodworker is getting his own show on DIY Network.
Clint Harp and his wife Kelly will be the stars of Woodwork, which will spotlight the couple making wood furniture and accessories at their shop Harp Design Co. in Waco, Texas. The show debuts May 9 at 10 ET/PT.
Harp quit a six-figure sales job to pursue a woodworking career. It wasn’t instant success, as the… Read
Michael Bloomberg Pledges $4.5 Million To Paris Climate Agreement
Michael Bloomberg is sticking to his word when it comes to pledging money to cover the United States’ financial commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. On Sunday, the former New York mayor said that he would write a $4.5 million check to the pact.
Last year, Donald Trump made the controversial decision to pull out of Paris Climate Agreement. Many cities around the world said they are committed to the pact and 86 mayors said they will adopt the agreement’s goals. After… Read
Earnings Season Puts Spotlight On Viacom, Facebook, Comcast And More
Public companies have a particular cadence to their shareholder-oriented existence. Every quarter, they must report financial results and, except in rare cases, most also face the Wall Street music on conference calls with analysts.
That ritual, which is revving up again for the spring season, can mean less-than-ideal timing for press-weary (and -wary) execs. The week ahead offers a full slate of such moments for media and tech companies who have been making a lot of news… Read
Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2018 – Part 2: John Legend, Jeffrey Wright, Alia Shawkat, Jay Ellis & More
The Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival is up and running for five talent-filled days at the NYC fest; including visits by John Legend (Jesus Christ Superstar), Jeffrey Wright (O.G.), Alia Shawkat (Duck Butter), and many more. Photographer Mark Mann is behind the lens for our series of photo sessions and video interviews. Click on the image above to open the gallery, and follow Deadline for more photos and video interviews from Tribeca 2018.
The Deadline Studio at… Read