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‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Down From Thanksgiving 2016, Macy’s Parade Steady, ‘Young Sheldon’ Up

First of all, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and secondly, what was going on with the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants last night? Yes, the DC team ended up beating the Giants 20-10 but that was a terrible game on Thursday Night Football. A game that saw more national anthem protests as Giants defensive end Oliver Vernon took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner. Otherwise, were it not for some worthy moves by the Redskins' QB Kirk Cousins, there… Read


London Police Respond To Oxford Circus Incident “As If’ Terrorism

UPDATE: There's confusion as to what has happened at London's Oxford Circus, but what is clear is that there were hundreds of people running away from the underground tube station. Deadline’s London-based co-editor Peter White was walking towards the station on Kingly Court, a busy street full of restaurants and bars, when the incident occurred with many people crying and screaming. Stores and offices were being locked down, yards away from the offices of Deadline's… Read


Denzel Washington & Dan Gilroy On Why ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq’ Never Left The ’60s Behind – The Contenders Video

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Sony Pictures devoted its entire session at Deadline’s 7th annual The Contenders all-day awards-season kickoff event to the new drama Roman J. Israel, Esq. which opens wide this weekend. Star Denzel Washington and writer-director Dan Gilroy joined me onstage at the DGA Theater in front of a packed crowd of Academy and key guild voters for a conversation about where Washington’s unique character came from — a socially backward activist who really has never left the spirit… Read


‘Loveless’ Director Andrey Zvyagintsev On Filmmaking In Modern-Day Russia

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Cannes Jury Prize winner Loveless is the Foreign Language entry from Russia this year, and one of the frontrunners for the shortlist. Sony Pictures Classics acquired all North and Latin American rights to Loveless in Cannes. This is the director's third time repping his country after 2003's The Return and 2014's Oscar nominee Leviathan. The film revolves around Zhenya and Boris, who are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment… Read


Justin Goldberg’s Search For Long-Lost Twin Is Story Made For Hollywood

Justin Goldberg seemingly has it all. A successful career in entertainment as an executive, author, and speaker; a loving family; and respect from his peers for his creative and entrepreneurial abilities. The one thing he doesn't have is a brother. But thanks to a recent discovery of a long-buried secret, he now believes he may have a long-lost male twin, possibly living in the Los Angeles area. If Goldberg's hunch is true, the sibling was ripped away from him as an… Read


‘The Wound’ Director John Trengove On Challenging South African Traditions

“Right at the beginning, it was a conversation about making a queer South African film. We felt that this was something we wanted to do that nobody else was doing, but specifically, I think what was important to us was to bring together a story about same-sex desire within a traditional African context,” director John Trengove says of the genesis of his South African Oscar entry, The Wound. Following a recent Awardsline screening of the film, Trengove appeared with star Ni… Read


Al Franken: “Committed To Regaining Trust”; More Comment Expected Sunday

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Minnesota Senator Al Franken says he committed to regaining the trust of his constituents and, while noting that he’s had thousands of photographs taken “in crowded and chaotic situations,” he “crossed a line for some women.” “Some women have found my greetings or embraces for a hug or photo inappropriate, and I respect their feelings about that,” the former Saturday Night Live writer and performer said. Franken’s last comments on the harassment allegations were made… Read

Box Office

‘Coco’ Now Higher With $74M+ Thanks To A+ CinemaScore; ‘Justice League’ At $61M+; ‘Wonder’ Wows At $32M+: Friday AM Update


Black Friday AM Update: Moviegoers took a rest on Thanksgiving spending an estimated $35.1M on the top 20 films but they’re coming back in full force today on Black Friday, which is one of the more lucrative days at the B.O., shelling out north of $75M, a 114% climb. Disney/Pixar’s Coco is still faring better than the studios’ Good Dinosaur two years ago, but just a few steps behind last year’s Moana and mega hit Frozen which respectively posted $82M and $93.6M over their… Read


Matt Berry Reveals British Comedy ‘Toast Of London’ Is To Return

Critically acclaimed British comedy Toast Of London, which has featured guest appearances from A-listers including Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Jude Law, is returning for a new series, according to creator and star Matt Berry. It had been thought that series three, which airs on Channel 4 in the UK and Netflix in the U.S, was likely to be the last season of the esoteric comedy. However, Berry, speaking on BBC Radio 6 Music, confirmed that he was writing more episodes of the… Read


CBS and Dish Reach Carriage Agreement

CBS’ blackout on Dish systems is over. CBS Corporation and Dish Network Corporation have reached a multi-year agreement for carriage of CBS owned stations across the country, as well as CBS Sports Network, as well as Pop and Smithsonian Channel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal comes after almost three days of no CBS programming on Dish, including the NFL game on Thanksgiving Day, though it will allow football fans to watch SEC college games Friday… Read


‘Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return’ Renewed For Season 2 On Netflix

Netflix is bringing back its reboot of longtime cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 for a second go-round. Season 2 of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return will be available on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland “in the not-too-distant-future.” The renewal was announced at the conclusion of Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s annual Thanksgiving marathon, comprised of six classic episodes, by hosts Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray and Felicia… Read


Uma Thurman To Harvey Weinstein: “I’m Glad It’s Going Slowly, You Don’t Deserve A Bullet… Stay Tuned”

Uma Thurman, who recently appeared to demonstrate extreme self-restraint when asked her thoughts on women speaking out against harassment, today wished a Happy Thanksgiving to her Instagram followers — all except Harvey Weinstein and his “wicked conspirators.” She wrote, “I’m glad it’s going slowly — you don’t deserve a bullet.” She also cited the #metoo hashtag in reference to herself. This follows an October 18 video clip that went viral on November 4, when the actress… Read