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Seth Meyers Warns Donald Trump To Stop Stealing ‘SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ Bits

Seth Meyers opened his NBC late night show with a strong message for President Donald Trump: “I didn’t mind when you talked dirty with Billy Bush, or told Russia to hack Hillary’s emails. But when you start stealing bits from Weekend Update anchor. It is on!” The longtime ‘Weekend Update’ anchor on Saturday Night Live was referencing an interview Trump did Wednesday night with Time magazine, which published Thursday morning, in which Trump defended controversial, and… Read

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‘Casting JonBenet’ Trailer: Director Kitty Green Revisits Murder Case Using Local Talent

“It was the biggest thing to happen to Boulder in a very long time.” From the opening remarks to Netflix’s newly released trailer for Casting JonBenet, the documentary-hybrid of the murder of 6-year-old beauty pageant darling JonBenet Ramsey, directed by Kitty Green. Netflix picked up worldwide rights to pic, ahead of its world premier at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and will release it April 28. Its is a sly and stylized exploration of the sensational murder of the… Read

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‘Justice League’ Teaser Trailers Spotlight Batman, Aquaman & The Flash – Update

UPDATE with The Flash: Warner Bros kept teasing this afternoon, adding The Flash to its lightening-fast roster of sneak peeks at the superhero gang, two days before the official Justice League trailer drops. Take a look at The Flash teaser below. PREVIOUS, THURSDAY PM: The Justice League teasing continues. First Warner Bros released a 15-second Aquaman-centric teaser trailer today, then a Batman-heavy one, giving anyone too impatient to wait for Saturday’s full-size… Read

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Sony Update: New Candidate Emerges In Former Fox Exec Tony Vinciquerra

EXCLUSIVE: With Jim Gianopulos getting closer to a deal to run Paramount and the town all abuzz with who might come into the vice-chair role below him, we are hearing a bit more about the Sony Pictures executive job. A new candidate is emerging in Tony Vinciquerra, a highly capable executive and the senior adviser for technology, media and telecom sectors at TPG Capital. He, of course, also is the former chairman of Fox Networks Group, with a history rich in television… Read

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Hollywood Groups Laud New Bill To Have POTUS Appoint Copyright Chief

A bill introduced in Congress today that would give Donald Trump and all future presidents the authority to appoint the head of the U.S. Copyright Office has received the endorsement of the DGA and MPAA. The post currently is appointed by the Librarian of Congress. The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017 would require that the head of the Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights, to be nominated by the president and subject to… Read

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Broadway Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ Returns, ‘Copter & Caddie Intact; Glittering ‘New Yorkers’

The lumbering whirlibird with the dragonfly eyes and the glittering Cadillac have returned to Broadway, possibly, to steal a phrase from that other big revival down the street, back where they belong. Produced by Cameron Mackointosh, Miss Saigon landed here in 1991 with a record-breaking $32 million in the bank. But as fans of Babe Ruth learned on April 8, 1974, records are made for breaking, and this season the Bette Midler-led revival of Hello, Dolly! is playing the… Read

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AMPTP To Stuntwomen: If You See Something, Say Something

Although she’s neck-deep in negotiations for a new WGA contract, AMPTP president Carol Lombardini wasn't too busy Wednesday to fire off a letter to veteran stuntwoman Julie Johnson, who's been fighting a one-woman campaign to put an end to sexual harassment of stuntwomen and to stop the long-running practice of stuntmen doubling for actresses. In January, Johnson, the former stunt coordinator on the Charlie's Angels TV show, met privately with SAG-AFTRA president… Read

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Amy Pascal Wins Auction For Laura Dave Novel ‘Hello, Sunshine’; Author Scripting With ‘Spotlight’s Josh Singer

EXCLUSIVE: Amy Pascal just took the hot book du jour off the market. She is finalizing a deal for Hello, Sunshine, a novel by Laura Dave. The author will adapt it with her husband, Oscar-winning Spotlight scribe Josh Singer. Pascal will produce with Rachel O’Connor. The logline: Sunshine Mackenzie is a lifestyle guru for the modern age, beloved by millions who tune into her YouTube cooking show, and scour her website for recipes and wisdom in how to live a perfect life… Read

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Emily Hampshire To Star In Indie ‘Never Saw It Coming’

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EXCLUSIVE: Emily Hampshire has landed the lead role in Never Saw It Coming, a suspense thriller to be directed by Gail Harvey based on Lindwood Barclay’s 2013 novel. Shooting is set to start next week in Sudbury, Ontario. Hampshire, who more than holds her own alongside the likes of Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott in the Pop comedy series Schitt’s Creek, will star as Keisha Ceylon, an opportunistic psychic who finds herself too much in the middle of a… Read

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Will Sasso Joins ‘The Burning Woman’; Adrian Glynn McMorran Boards ‘Volition’

Actor and comedian Will Sasso has been added to the cast of The Burning Woman, joining Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Sienna Miller and Jacki Weaver in the thriller helmed by Jake Scott. Brad Ingelsby wrote the script about a woman who, after the disappearance of her daughter, is left to raise her young grandson. Scott Free Productions’ Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh and Mike Pruss are producing. Sasso, who plays Curly in The Three Stooges reboot, can be seen in Audience… Read

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WGA Contract Talks Coming Down To Wire

Negotiations for a new WGA film and TV contract are coming down to the wire. The talks, which started March 13, were scheduled to conclude Saturday, though they can be extended if progress is being made. The current contract doesn't expire until May 1, so there's plenty of time to make a deal. If negotiations stall, however, the leadership of the WGA East and WGA West would most likely ask members for strike authorization. Such a vote, which would almost certainly be… Read

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No. 13 ‘Batman V. Superman’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

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When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. Batman V. Superma… Read