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‘Cooper’s Treasure’ Docuseries Renewed For Season 2 By Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel has given the green light to a second season of docuseries Cooper’s Treasure, from Ample Entertainment and Amblin Television, set for premiere this summer. In Season 2, treasure hunter Darrell Miklos heads to the Bahamas to track down the whereabouts of 11 wreck sites that NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper had found and catalogued as having tons of silver, gold and other priceless treasures.  Cooper created the treasure map in secret over 50 years ago and… Read

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‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Returns As Justice-Seeker In Antoine Fuqua Action Thriller

“They killed my friend,” says Denzel Washington as the seeker of justice (or something like it) in this new trailer for Sony’s The Equalizer 2. “So I’m going to kill each and every one of them, and my only disappointment is I only get to do it once.” In the first sequel of Washington’s career, he returns to the role of Robert McCall, described by Sony as a man who “serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone… Read

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‘Suits’ Promo: First Look At The Wedding Of Mike & Rachel

We’re getting a first look at Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding — no not to Prince Harry — but to her soon-to-be TV husband Patrick J. Adams. USA Network has dropped a promo clip of the long-awaited Mike and Rachel wedding in the Suits Season 7 finale, which airs Wednesday, just a couple weeks before Markle's real-life nuptials to Prince Harry. The season-ender bids farewell to the Mike and Rachel characters and serves as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff starring the… Read

Business

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Drops Libel Suits Against BuzzFeed Over Dossier Publication

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s embattled attorney, has dropped two libel suits he had pursued against BuzzFeed over the website’s publication of the so-called dossier that allegedly contains damning details about President Donald Trump. The move came late Wednesday and was first reported in Politico. Cohen has been scrambling to recover files and documents seized in federal raids of his home, office and hotel room last week. BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the dossier… Read

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‘Good Morning America’ Unveils Newsletter, Expands Digital As Morning Show Brands Battle For Eyeballs

ABC News launched its new Good Morning America web site, which includes original content for digital and social, as well as a daily newsletter called the GMA Wake-Up. Effort speaks to the industry’s morning-show-as-brand strategy with growth opportunities across non-TV-screen platforms, though GMA will be trying to grab more turf in a field cluttered with well-established morning newsletters, podcasts, etc. Good Morning America routinely tops total viewers in the… Read

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‘Deadpool 2’ Final Trailer: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin In Dark Battle Of Wits & Fists

The latest, and probably last, trailer before the release of Deadpool 2 next month has plenty of action (slo-mo or otherwise) but the big moment for comic fans might be an exchange of insults between new series villain Cable (Josh Brolin) and Ryan Reynolds’ maskless, disfigured Wade. “You're not f*cking hero,” spits Cable, after plunging a knife into Deadpool’s shoulder. “You're just a clown dressed up as a sex toy.” The wounded Wade pained response: “So dark. You sure… Read

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Amazon Orders ‘Utopia’ Drama Series From Gillian Flynn Based On UK Format

An U.S. adaptation of Utopia, written by Gone Girl author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn, is back on. Amazon Studios has given a nine-episode straight-to-series order to the project, with Flynn as creator, executive producer and showrunner. It will be the first project under an overall TV deal she has signed with Amazon Studios. A U.S. version of the 2013-14 British series Utopia, created by Dennis Kelly and produced by Endemol Shine Group’s UK production studio Kudos… Read

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Tina Fey Pays Emotional Tribute To Gilda Radner At Tribeca Opener ‘Love, Gilda’: “We All Saw That And Said, ‘I Want To Do That'”

Keeping with one of its themes this year on female empowerment, the Tribeca Film Festival opened last night with a doc about one of the city’s 1970s comedy trailblazers, Saturday Night Live‘s Gilda Radner, with the CNN film Love, Gilda.  It’s the second time that Tribeca has opened with a documentary about one of Gotham’s institutions; 2015’s opener being the time capsule feature Live From New York! However, Love, Gilda delves into the intricacies of Radner’s life from… Read

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Sundance London Reveals Lineup With Strong Female Presence Including ‘The Tale’ & ‘Leave No Trace’

The Tale

Sundance London (May 31 – June 3), the Sundance Film Festival’s London spinoff, will present 12 movies from this year’s Park City festival including Jennifer Fox's The Tale and Debra Granik's Winer’s Bone follow-up Leave No Trace. The event will open with the UK premiere of Fox's hit, starring Laura Dern and Elizabeth Debicki, and will close four days later with Granik's drama, which is also heading to Cannes. In a conscious move, seven out of the twelve films showing at… Read

Business

NBCUniversal, Fox, Turner And Viacom Unite Around TV Ad Standards

NBCUniversal, Fox, Turner and Viacom reached a multi-year agreement to work together to provide advertisers with advanced tools to more precisely target television audiences. Today’s partnership, announced ahead of the television Upfront ad buying season, will marry NBC’s sophisticated Audience Studio data with Open AP, a platform that allows advertisers to create targeting parameters and reach the same audience across television networks. “We have spent the last four… Read

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Cannes Adds Lars Von Trier, Whitney Houston Doc, Michael B. Jordan Sci-Fi, Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’, More

Things just got very exciting. Cannes has made some eye-catching additions to its 2018 lineup including Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built, Kevin Macdonald’s Whitney Houston doc Whitney, Terry Gilliam’s long-gestating The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and Fahrenheit 451 by Ramin Bahrani. Competition additions include Un Couteau Dans Le C"ur (Knife + Heart) by French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez and starring Vanessa Paradis and Ayka by Kazakh Sergey Dvortsevoy, director… Read

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James Corden’s Production Company Fulwell 73 Hires UK Head Of Development

James Corden’s production outfit Fulwell73, producers of shows including Sounds Like Friday Night, The Late Late Show and Roast Battle, are expanding their TV development team with the hire of Caroline Roseman as UK Head of Development. Roseman will work across Fulwell's TV slate, including their two new formats Pants On Fire and Virtuosos, reporting into Fulwell's senior executives Heather Greenwood and Carly Shackleton. Prior to joining Fulwell, Roseman worked at Whizz… Read