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‘Power’ Copyright Suit Unplugged; “No Significant Similarities” Says Judge

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The dismissal this week of a brewing copyright and fraud case is turning September into a very good month for Power. Having wrapped up its fourth season with very strong numbers on September 3, the Starz drama now has seen a federal judge unplug claims that the Courtney Kemp created and Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson executive produced was substantially lifted from an unpublished manuscript. In fact, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real didn't just pull the plug on Tribulation of a G… Read

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Women’s Media Summit Calls For Boycott Of Movies That Snub Female Filmmakers

The Women's Media Summit, a group of more than 100 leaders from various industries, has issued a white paper outlining a plan of action for "eliminating gender inequity in U.S. entertainment media." One of its strategies is to “boycott films that score poorly on gender equity." "Women hold only 3% of above-the-line and greenlighting positions in the media industry and are vastly underrepresented as protagonists and lead characters in film and television," according to the… Read

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‘Star Wars’: Ron Howard Teases “Spicey” Set From Han Solo Film

Ron Howard seems to be having a good time since taking over the directing reins of the upcoming Han Solo film. He recently posted a photo of the famous Kessel Run from the set with the caption “Spicey?” The caption and the Kessel Run might be totally foreign to many, but for Star Wars diehards, the reference is crystal clear. In the original Star Wars, Harrison Ford’s Han Solo says, “You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?…It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in… Read

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Bernie Casey Dies: ‘Revenge Of The Nerds And ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’ Actor Was 78

Bernie Casey, who starred in iconic films such as Revenge of the Nerds and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka has died at age 78, Deadline has confirmed. Casey, who also had a career in the NFL as a wide receiver, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles after being hospitalized for a yet-to-be-announced illness. Casey was born in Wyco, W.VA on June 8, 1939. He was a track and field star at Bowling Green and in 1961 was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. He played with the 49ers for six… Read

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‘Escape Plan 3’: Dave Bautista, Max Zhang & More Join Sylvester Stallone For Sequel — UPDATE

EXCLUSIVE: Production on Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films’ Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station has commenced with Sylvester Stallone on board to reprise his starring role along with Dave Bautista, Jaime King, Lydia Hull, and Tyler Jon Olson. The are joined by franchise newcomers Max Zhang, Devon Sawa (Final Destination), Harry Shum Jr. (Shadowhunters), Malese Jow (The Vampire Diaries), and Sergio Rizzuto in the film, which John Herzfeld is directing. In this installment, Ray Breslin… Read

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‘Gotham’ Casts Michael Maize; Daniel Cosgrove Joins ‘You’

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Michael Maize (Mr. Robot), has booked a recurring role on the fourth season of Fox’s Batman prequel drama series Gotham. Maize will play Grady. He’s part of Merton’s gang as Merton’s right-hand man, and has a past connection to Jonathan Crane, aka the Scarecrow. Based on characters from DC Comics, Gotham is executive produced by Bruno Heller, who developed the series, Danny Cannon and John Stephens. Maize recurred as Lone Star on Mr. Robot and recently guest-starred on Iro… Read

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‘Watchmen’ HBO Adaptation From Damon Lindelof Officially A Go With Pilot & Backup Script Order

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It is true — HBO has given a formal pilot green light to Watchmen and has ordered backup scripts for the project, Damon Lindelof’s followup to his praised HBO drama series The Leftovers.  Lindelof alluded to the pickup yesterday with an Instagram post captioned "Day One" and a picture of Watchmen‘s writers room, which opened Tuesday. Warner Bros. TV, which also was behind The Leftovers, is the studio as part of Lindelof’s overall deal there. Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave… Read

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‘Narcos’ Star Matias Varela Inks With ICM Partners

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Swedish actor Matias Varela, breakout star of Season 3 of the hit Netflix series Narcos, has signed with ICM Partners. In Narcos, Varela plays the real-life character Jorge Salcedo who was the head of security for the infamous Cali cartel. Salcedo eventually flipped, becoming a DEA informant. Varela also recurred on Showtime's The Borgias. In film, he was most recently seen opposite Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed, and opposite Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the… Read

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Getty Villa To Reopen Thursday After LAPD Bomb Squad Comes Up Empty

UPDATED, 3:39 PM: Whoever called in a threat today and caused the Getty Villa to shut down was employing more scare tactics that actual harm it seems. “The LAPD has concluded a thorough search of the Getty Villa without finding anything,” spokesperson Julie Jaskol just told Deadline of the Bomb Squad investigation Wednesday afternoon. The antiquities-filled Getty, which was evacuated and closed earlier this afternoon, is scheduled to reopen tomorrow for visitors. PREVIOUSL… Read

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‘The Last Ship’: Troy Doherty & Leo Oliva To Recur In Season 5

Actors Troy Doherty and Leo Oliva are set to recur in the upcoming fifth season of TNT’s drama series, The Last Ship, which will premiere sometime next year. Co-created by Hank Steinberg and Steve Kane, the post-apocalyptic naval drama stars Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan. The series details the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Now, CNO Captain Tom Chandler (Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new… Read

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If ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Brings A Movie Laugh, It Won’t Be A Minute Too Soon

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Here's a sobering thought (as if we needed one): Fox's action-comedy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circleopening Friday, could do as well as its 2015 predecessor and this still would be the worst year for live-action screen comedy since, possibly, ever. As of this week, only one live-action comedy has cracked the year's top 20. That would be Girls Trip, which has taken in $114.5 million since Universal released it in July, putting it at or near the No. 19 spot, just… Read

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Jordan Peele Producing Nazi Hunters Drama Series For Sonar Entertainment

Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions banner are behind The Hunt, a hot drama series spec being shopped by Sonar Entertainment, garnering interest from cable and streaming networks. Written by David Weil (Moonfall) and inspired by true events, The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters in 1970s America as they set out on a quest for revenge and justice — tracking and killing hundreds of Nazis who, with the unconscionable help of the U.S. government, escaped… Read