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Tiffany Haddish Set To Host 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Comic and actress Tiffany Haddish will continue her hot streak in June by hosting the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV announced today. The Girls Trip star made Saturday Night Live history last November by becoming the first black female stand-up comic to host the show – a show that remains one of the best of SNL‘s current season. “Tiffany Haddish is quickly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after actresses and comedic talents in television and film,” said… Read

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‘The Flash’: Candice Patton Suits Up As Superhero For The First Time

Things are moving fast for The Flash actress Candice Patton — literally. The CW has released the first look at Patton’s Iris West in her new snazzy speedy superhero outfit. Check it out below. Iris is set to unveil her stylish purple-and-white masked-hero getup in the upcoming episode appropriately titled “Run, Iris, Run.” Directed by Harry Jierjian and written by Eric Wallace, it follows Team Flash as they confront a new bus meta, Matthew aka Melting Pot (guest star… Read

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Constantin Film’s ‘Danger Girl’ Finds Scribe In Umair Aleem

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Umair Aleem has been set to write the big-screen adaptation of Danger Girl, the comic book series from J. Scott Campbell and writer Andy Hartnell that Constantin Film swooped up last fall. The company is making this one a priority with an eye on a film franchise. The comics, launched in 1996 by Wildstorm before moving to DC Comics, center on adventurer Abbey Chase. Reluctantly recruited by a secret spy organization, she teams with fellow operatives Sydney Savage and… Read

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‘Three Billboards’, ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Game of Thrones’ Among Nominees For Location Managers Guild Awards

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Location Managers Guild International has unveiled its 5th annual awards nominees, which includes Oscar Best Picture hopefuls Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, and Phantom Thread. On the TV side Game of Thrones, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, and Big Little Lies are among those up for awards, which will be handed out April 7. LMGI Awards honor the creative use of filming locations to enhance or help to drive the storyline. In addition, the… Read

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The FCC Order Gutting Net Neutrality Takes Effect Today — Cue Protests

The FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” order scrapping the agency’s net neutrality rules takes effect today — triggering calls for protest and legislative action. The order, which was published this morning in the Federal Register, starts the clock on legal and legislative efforts to overturn it. Advocacy groups Fight for the Future, Demand Progress and Free Press Action are calling for a day of action on Tuesday, Feb. 27, to demand a final vote on a Congressional Review… Read

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CNN Denies School Shooting Survivor’s Claim It Scripted Town Hall Question

CNN has responded to a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student’s claim the network tried to script his question at its Wednesday night town hall. Collton Haab told a local Florida TV station he declined to appear at the network’s town hall on gun violence, because CNN wanted him to read a scripted question. CNN insists it did not provide or script questions of any of the participants at Wednesday night’s televised town hall at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida… Read

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Brendan Fraser Claims Groping By HFPA President In 2003: Report

Brendan Fraser claims he was groped in 2003 by Philip Berk, then president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an experience Fraser says left him depressed and miserable. The allegation comes in a current GQ profile of Fraser titled “What Ever Happened to Brendan Fraser?” Berk tells the magazine that Fraser’s version is “total fabrication.” In Berk’s memoir, he recounts the incident, in which he placed his hand on Fraser’s butt during a hug, as a jest. Here is how… Read

Box Office

‘Black Panther’ To Pounce Past $500M WW Box Office Today

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THURSDAY UPDATE: Disney/Marvel's Black Panther is poised to bound across the $500M worldwide mark today, nine days after its release. The global gross through Wednesday is $491.1M with the international box office having passed $200M yesterday to land at $213.6M to date. The Panther's performance has helped push The Walt Disney Studios across $1B worldwide box office in just 52 days of 2018. Overseas, the Ryan Coogler-directed film is pacing on track, still running well… Read

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Apple Taps Carol Trussell as Head Of Production For Video Programming Unit

After greenlighting its first series over the past few months, Apple’s Worldwide Video Programming division has hired a seasoned production executive to oversee the growing portfolio. Carol Trussell has joined Apple as Head of Production. She will start next month. Trussell is coming from Gaumont Television where she had served as Head of Production since 2013. Trussell oversaw all aspects of physical production for the U.S.-based indie company’s series, including Narcos… Read

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Nathan Fillion Takes Leaf Out Of Joss Whedon Playbook For eOne’s ABC Cop Drama ‘The Rookie’

Firefly star Nathan Fillion wants his new TV series The Rookie to reach the same "high bar" as Joss Whedon's fan favorite as he embarks on his debut exec producer role. Fillion, who also starred in ABC procedural Castle, tells Deadline that he is "certainly more invested" in the Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios-produced drama as a result of his behind-the scenes role. "I had an experience on Firefly where everybody that worked on that show considered it the bar to… Read

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‘Whiskey Cavalier’: Ana Ortiz To Co-Star In ABC Pilot

Ugly Betty and Devious Maids alumna Ana Ortiz has been cast opposite Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan in Whiskey Cavalier, ABC's hourlong action-dramedy pilot from Bill Lawrence, Dave Hemingson and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Hemingson, Whiskey Cavalier, from WBTV and Lawrence's studio-based Doozer Prods., follows the adventures of FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) — played by Foley — who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with quick… Read

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‘Convicting A Murderer’: Steven Avery Follow-Up In The Works By Documentary Filmmaker Shawn Rech

Production has begun on Convicting a Murderer, described as a follow-up to Netflix's Emmy-nominated docuseries Making a Murderer, from documentary filmmaker Shawn Rech (A Murder In The Park). Rech will direct the eight-episode series and produce via his Cleveland-based Transition Studios with his longtime producing partner, Chicago attorney Andrew Hale. The project secured independent financing and will be shopped. Producers say Convicting A Murderer will investigate the… Read