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Manchester Attack: Cannes Film Festival Plans Minute Of Silence & Cancels Fireworks; ‘Cars 3’ Event Called Off

The Cannes Film Festival will observe a minute of silence at 3 PM local time today in solidarity with the city of Manchester where at least 22 people, including some children, were killed in a suicide bombing attack on Monday night. A fireworks display to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the festival has also been canceled. According to AFP, Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux announced the plans ahead of the morning screening of 24 Frames, the final film of late Iranian helmer… Read


Manchester Attack: Donald Trump, World Leaders, Artists & Media React

As various parts of the world awoke to news of the deadly suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night, politicians and artists have weighed in to condemn the incident which has left at least 22 dead and 59 injured, including some children. International TV news channels are blanketing coverage as British police continue their investigation in what is being treated as a terrorist attack. U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking from Bethlehem this… Read


22 Dead After Explosion At Ariana Grande Concert In UK; Suicide Bomber Suspected

UPDATE, TUESDAY AM: British police have confirmed that at least 22 people, including children, are now dead as a result of the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night. With flags at half mast at 10 Downing Street, British Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her sympathies with the families affected in "what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack." PREVIOUS MONDAY PM UPDATE with news conference: Greater Manchester… Read


IFC Closing Deal For Director’s Fortnight Pic ‘A Ciambra:’ Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: IFC is closing up a Cannes distribution deal for A Ciambra, the Jonas Carpignano-directed film that premiered last Friday in Director’s Fortnight. Carpignano wrote the Italian language film that stars Pio Amato, and Koudous Seihon, and is produced by Rodrigo Teixeira, Paolo Carpignano, Jon Coplon, Christoph Daniel, and Gwyn Sannia. The drama is set in a small Romani community in Italy, where 14-year-old Pio is in a hurry to grow up. When he sets out to… Read


James Corden Addresses Attack At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester

James Corden

“While taping our show earlier tonight we heard the horrific news coming out of Manchester, in England, that there has been an incident at Ariana Grande’s concert,” CBS Late Late Show host James Corden said Monday night. “We still have no real information about what's happening. All we know is the tragic news that there are multiple fatalities and may injuries. It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news, that attacks lie this can happen, but especially when there… Read


‘Chicago Justice’ Canceled By NBC After One Season

I hear NBC has made its decision on the remaining Chicago drama, opting not to renew freshman Chicago Justice for a second season. Flagship Chicago Fire as well as Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med were renewed earlier this month, while the decision on the newest and lowest-rated entry in the franchise, Chicago Justice, was tabled until after the upfronts. Over the past month of so, there had been some chatter that one of the newer Chicago-set shows, likely Chicago Justice… Read


‘Jane the Virgin’: EP Jennie Snyder Urman On Finale Twists & “Joyful” Season 4

SPOILER ALERT: The story includes details about the Season 3 finale of the CW’s Jane the Virgin. Just like its Season 2 finale, the CW’s Jane the Virgin wrapped its third season with a big wedding featuring a Villanueva woman (Xo and Rogelio vs. Jane and Michale last year), which again faced a slew of last-minute obstacles, including Jane having to take the bus to the ceremony after her ride broke down. Once again, there was a surprise pregnancy (Darci revealed she was… Read


‘Twin Peaks’ Fans Streamed To Showtime To Break Signup Record

Showtime won’t have ratings for Sunday’s two-episode premiere of Twin Peaks until tomorrow, but it’s clear the return of David Lynch’s iconic series will move the needle at the premium network. After last night’s airing, Showtime offered episodes 3-4 of the 18-episode reboot to subscribers of its streaming service, Showtime Anytime and Showtime On Demand. The network said it sparked the single biggest day and weekend of signups ever. The series also popped on social… Read


‘Wonder Woman’ Promo Features ‘Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Lynda Carter & Teri Hatcher

We’re getting a look at an extended version of a Wonder Woman promo that aired tonight during Supergirl‘s season finale, with Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh, along with recurs Lynda Carter and Teri Hatcher. Set to a version of “These Boots Are Made For Walking”, the promo features the four, all wearing pretty amazing boots, unexpectedly meeting up in National City’s alien bar.  A 30-second version aired during the final, but Warner Bros. TV released an… Read

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‘Oslo’ Continues Awards Spree; ‘Indecent’s Paula Vogel, Too: The Obies

The Obie Awards, founded in 1955 by the Village Voice to the nascent off-Broadway theater movement, recognized the original production of Oslo currently a contender for the best play Tony after moving to the Broadway-designated Vivian Beaumont Theater. The Obies, which were announced this evening, also gave playwright Paula Vogel (Indecent) her second lifetime achievement award in as many weeks, following the New York Drama Critics Circle. J.T. Rogers’ play about the… Read


Sam Mendes In Early Talks To Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’

Sam Mendes

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct Disney’s live-action Pinocchio; Chris Weitz wrote the current version of the script and will also be producing through his production company, Depth of Field. The move would push forward yet another live-action reboot of the old tried and true animated classic for the studio. Disney’s feature film strategy has been working well as its live-action Beauty And The Beast has made $1.2 billion worldwide and the photorealistic Th… Read


TV Watchdog Group Calls On Fox To Resuscitate ‘Last Man Standing’ And Bury ‘The Mick’ In “Win-Win”

Parents TV Council says it is “recommending” Fox broadcast network cancel The Mick and replace it with Last Man Standing. Nellie Andreeva wrote on May 16 that Fox seriously considered rescuing the series, which is produced by 20th Century Fox TV, after ABC gave it the hook. She reported that Fox tried to fit Season 7 of Last Man Standing on its schedule but couldn't find a way to do it, what with Fox having been out of the multi-cam comedy business or a while, and these… Read