Megyn Kelly To Guest Co-Host ‘Live With Kelly’ As Rupert Murdoch Courts Her Via Newspaper Interview
Megyn Kelly, the Fox News channel star who is about to become a free agent, will co-host Live with Kelly the morning after the presidential election.
Cue up speculation that Kelly is flirting with ABC News – Live with Kelly being syndicated by ABC-parent Disney, and a timeslot competitor to NBC News’ cash cow Today show.
In one of those incredible coincidences, word of the booking on the significant election-cycle morning broke the same day Fox News interim CEO Rupert Murd… Read
Karl Rove Defends Megyn Kelly, Dings Donald Trump And Newt Gingrich For “Sex” Talk
Karl Rove came to Megyn Kelly’s defense tonight in her first The Kelly File broadcast since Newt Gingrich accused her of being so “fascinated with sex” she had no interest in public policy.
Before Rove’s appearance on Kelly’s Fox News Channelshow, she’d also had under fire from GOP White House hopeful Donald Trump, who this morning applauded Gingrich for attacking Kelly, calling it an “amazing interview.”
“We don’t play games, Newt, right?” Trump crowed during the… Read
Skyler Gisondo Joins ‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’; ‘Mating’ Adds Emma Duncan
Skyler Gisondo has joined the cast of Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Netflix’s sequel series to the limited series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp that was based on the cult 2001 movie. The new series was set up by a scene at the end of the movie where Bradley Cooper's character proposes," Let's all promise that in 10 years from today, we'll meet again, and we'll see what kind of people we've blossomed into," and all agree. Gisondo will play Jeremy… Read
‘Sully’ Schedules Flight To China
EXCLUSIVE: The Clint Eastwood-directed film about US Airways Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger will make its debut in the Middle Kingdom on December 9.
The news comes as Tom Hanks’ other autumn release, Inferno, opens in China this weekend. Word is that the story of the “Miracle on the Hudson” was very popular in China, and it’s the main reason why they’re booking Sully. Already, Sully has grossed $60M overseas and $121.1M stateside for a combined global take of… Read
Stephen Colbert Explains To Newt Gingrich Why Sex Always Is More Interesting Than Public Policy
Stephen Colbert took on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s blasting of Megyn Kelly for talking to Newt the previous night and whether Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood tape boasts, and the women who have accused him of groping them, might be hurting the GOP nom’s polling. Gingrich had shot back, like he meant it to sting, that she was “fascinated with sex” and does “not care about public policy,” because he wanted her to talk about those leaked DNC emails.
“Everybody is… Read
ABC Sets John Corey Cop Drama Based On Novels; Mace Neufeld & John Davis To EP
One of best-selling author Nelson DeMille’s most popular protagonists, John Corey, is headed to the small screen. ABC has given a script commitment plus penalty to John Corey, a drama series project based on DeMille’s book series about the brash, quick-witted, and cocky NYPD homicide detective set in today’s social environment.
Written by Detroit 1-8-7 creator Jason Richman, John Corey hails from Sony TV, John Davis’ studio-based Davis Entertainment and veteran producer Ma… Read
Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Mel Gibson’s Standing-O; Seth Rogen Talks Politics; No Denial Of Oscar Buzz For Timothy Spall
A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit.
MEL IS BACK
It was an emotional night Monday at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, where director Mel Gibson got a sustained standing ovation after Andrew Garfield, star of his new film Hacksaw Ridge, brought him up on the stage following the Los Angeles premiere screening of the movie. It’s the story of World War II hero and conscientious objector Desmond Doss, who saved 75 men without ever touching… Read
Stephen Root Cast In ‘The Empty Man’; Mackenyu Joins ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel
Stephen Root has booked a spot in Fox’s supernatural thriller The Empty Man, written and helmed by David Prior. Based on Cullen Bunn's graphic novel from Boom! Studios, the pic follows an ex-cop who discovers a sinister presence around him while investigating the disappearance of a friend's teenage daughter. Root plays Arthur Parsons, a charismatic leader of a cult that is suspected to be connected to a string of local disappearances. Ross Richie and Stephen Christy will… Read
‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Bryan Fuller Steps Down As Showrunner
There is a major behind-the-scenes shakeup on Star Trek; Discovery, the upcoming new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, CBS’ live streaming and VOD service. Executive producer Bryan Fuller, who co-created the series with Alex Kurtzman, is exiting as showrunner. His No.2s, Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts, will succeed him in running day-to-day on the show.
Fuller gave the duo his endorsement via Twitter:
Riker spent 7 years of TNG unready for Captaincy, @GretchenJBer… Read
Abrams Artists Taps Ashwant Venkatram As Digital Media Agent; R&C Hires Alisa Granz As EVP For Consumer Biz
Abrams Artists Agency has hired Ashwant Venkatram as a digital media agent in its Los Angeles office. He previously founded and ran PeopleTree Legal, a law firm that created business opportunities and negotiated contracts in the digital space. His clients include social media stars Jerry Purpdrank, Jon Paul Piques, Daniel Nguyen (Nampaikid), Max Isidor Jr, Arantza Fahnbulleh and King Keraun. Most star in one of the upcoming shows he packaged: the animated series Superslack… Read
Jim Rash, Sasha Alexander, Bellamy Young & More Round The Cast Of ‘Bernard And Huey’
Jim Rash will star as Bernard in the Jules Feiffer-scripted/Dan Mirvish-helmed film Bernard And Huey. He is joined in the film by Sasha Alexander, Bellamy Young, Richard Kind, Keelin Woodell, Lauren Miller Rogen, Shelby Fero, Jake O’Connor, Jay Renshaw, and Mae Whitman. Previously announced cast include David Koechner (Huey), Eka Darville, and Nancy Travis.
The comedy is about two old friends and the women who complicate their lives. It is based on characters that Feiffer… Read
Distributor-Financier 13 Films Taps Endgame Exec As VP
EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based finance and distribution outfit 13 Films has hired former Endgame Entertainment head of business and legal affairs Greg Schenz as VP. The industry veteran will be tasked with spearheading the company's expansion into producing both films and TV projects.
The new gig comes ahead of the American Film Market next month. 13 Films plans to board productions at earlier stages to work with producers and filmmakers to package and finance projects. On… Read