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Megyn Kelly Tackles Trump, O’Reilly On Stephen Colbert’s Post-Super Bowl ‘Late Show’

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“Why is Fox News feuding with Donald Trump,” Stephen Colbert asked FNC show host Megyn Kelly on tonight’s live post-Super Bowl broadcast of Late Show.  “What do you have against that good man. He’s just a billionaire who also wants to have the nuclear launch codes.” “Donald Trump has been on Fox News 140 times in the last year. We are not feuding with him. But he does have a beef with me,” Kelly responded. Colbert noted Trump’s tweet of a while back in which he said he… Read

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Obama Opens Stephen Colbert’s Live ‘Late Show’ After Super Bowl

Updated with video: Hours after playing softball question toss with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King during pre-Super Bowl 50 programming, Obama played long-distance football toss with CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert immediately after the game. “I’m honored to follow the Super Bowl,” Stephen Colbert said tonight, opening The Late Show and becoming the first live late-night broadcast to get the plum post-Super Bowl timeslot. “Because we’re broadcasting live tonight, I can… Read

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Industry Icon Stephen Garrett Launching New Company Character Seven, Teaming With Lionsgate + Hulu On ‘The Rook’

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Former Kudos founder and exec chairman Stephen Garrett is launching a new production company, Character Seven.  The new company is already making moves by teaming with Lionsgate and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s Fickle Fish on The Rook, a London-set supernatural series for Hulu. Garrett, who is one of the UK’s most-respected TV execs, is also deep in post on the John Le Carre-adaptation The Night Manager, starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Elizabeth Debicki. The… Read

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Fortissimo Films Inks Multi-Pic Deal With Chinese Filmmaker Zhang Wei – Berlin

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Fortissimo Films announced today it has inked a multi-picture sales deal with Chinese multi-hyphenate, Zhang Wei, that includes his first two films, Factory Boss and Destiny. The deal will begin in time for Berlin.  An entrepreneur-turned-filmmaker, Zhang Wei is a graduate of the acclaimed Beijing Film Academy. His banner Huahao Film & Media has become known for presenting candid visions of marginalized Chinese lives through his films. Factory Boss tells the tragic story… Read

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‘A Discovery Of Witches’ TV Series In Works At Jane Tranter & Julie Gardner’s Bad Wolf

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EXCLUSIVE: Deborah Harkness' historical fantasy novel, A Discovery Of Witches, is the first installment in the All Souls Trilogy which has sold more than 3.5M copies around the world. I've learned that Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner's UK/U.S. Bad Wolf production shingle has acquired TV rights and is developing a drama based on the book with a view to adapting all three in the series. Life On Mars' Ashley Pharoah is adapting the novel for the screen while Harkness will… Read

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Netflix Acquires Adolf Hitler Satire ‘Look Who’s Back’

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Look Who’s Back found box office success in Germany when it released last October, ultimately grossing about $22M. Netflix has now taken world rights outside Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan and Taiwan, for a rollout on April 9. The adaptation of Timur Vermes’ bestselling novel is directed by David Wnendt. The story imagines Hitler suddenly waking up on the site of his former bunker, now a residential area of Berlin, 70 years after… Read

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‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’: 2 New TV Spots Promote Gotham City, Metropolis & Turkish Airlines

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We’re still a month and a half away from the March 25 premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Warner Bros isn’t slowing down the film’s heavy, heavy marketing push for one second. Two new TV spots for the Zach Snyder-directed film just premiered after the end of Super Bowl 50 and they’re very, very meta. Created as part of a crosspromotional deal with Turkish Airlines, the trailers are designed as tourism Board promos for Gotham City and Metropolis, with each… Read

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Peter Farrelly Directs CBS All Access Super Bowl Promo

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CBS recruited comedy filmmaker Peter Farrelly for a CBS All Access promo that premiered during the network’s Super Bowl telecast. The commercial, set to Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On, features a mascot-inspired CBS Eye Guy in a series of vignettes touting the subscription streaming service. With his brother Bobby, Peter Farrelly is behind such feature film comedies as There's Something About Mary, Me, Myself & Irene, Dumb and Dumber and its sequel, Dumb and Dumber… Read

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Super Bowl Trailer: Blue People Attack Each Other

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Fox is going for a big mutants-push during Super Bowl 50, not only dropping a new Deadpool trailer just before the game began, but now a new X-Men: Apocalypse spot. Watch it here right now. From 20th Century Fox, X-Men: Apocalypse is another period piece, this time set in the 1980s with younger (and recast) versions of Marvel’s mutants as they find themselves facing the first and most powerful mutant, Apocalypse, who has awakened after thousands of years with a plan to… Read

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Jazzed Coldplay, Bruno Mars & Beyonce Harmonize At Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show – Review

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Lady Gaga — all red (gown and eye glitter), blonde (the hair, of course) and blue (finger nails)  — won cheers and plaudits for a sturdy, dignified rendition of the National Anthem to lead off Super Bowl 50. A ferocious first half that included four quarterback sacks for Carolina closed out with the Broncos leading the Panthers 13 to 7. That set the stage for some serious halftime relief. It was delivered with a tip of the hats to past, present and future by Coldplay, Brun… Read

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‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Super Bowl Trailer

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The first proper trailer dropped back in December, but what could be more American, besides the Fourth of July of course, than football? Perfect, then, that Fox has unveiled a brand new trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence during Super Bowl 50, and you can watch it here. The last trailer emphasized continuity with the original film. This one emphasizes the new – new stars, new aliens, new ways to blow up and save the earth. And of course, new lines by Jeff Goldblum… Read

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‘The Good Wife’ To End This Spring After Seven Seasons

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CBS just announced with a promo during the Super Bowl that the current season of The Good Wife will be its last, with nine episodes left. The Good Wife’s future had been in limbo with the recent announcement that creators/executive producers/showrunners Robert and Michelle King would be departing the series after the current seventh season. While not completely unexpected — the duo had publicly discussed a plan to do the show for 7 seasons — the Super Bowl promo resolved… Read