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‘Billy On The Street’ Leaving TruTV After Two Years

Billy Eichner’s Billy on the Street is leaving TruTV after two years, Deadline has confirmed, but the show is not going away. Eichner made a cryptic reference on Twitter that changes were in the works. For those asking, yes BILLY ON THE STREET will be back! But we're shifting gears a bit…exciting things ahead…more will be revealed soon! pic.twitter.com/hrw5KCFPe9 — billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 19, 2017 We have had a fantastic, life changing, Emmy… Read

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‘South Park’ Tells Tweeter-In-Chief: Just “Put It Down”

South Park can no easier quit Donald Trump than Trump can quit Twitter. On last night’s Season 21 second episode, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone implored the president to just put it down. His phone, that is. The episode, “Put It Down,” included a song of the same name, as panicked eight-year-old Tweek – the show’s openly gay kid – started an international incident by sending a batch of peace-making cupcakes to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. But no good deed goes… Read

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Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires NA Rights To ‘Sweet Country’

Sweet Country

Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired North American rights to the Warwick Thornton-directed Sweet Country. Pic stars Bryan Brown, Hamilton Morris, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Gibson John, Matt Day, Anni Finsterer, Treymayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan and Sam Neill. The film won Special Jury Prize after its world premiere at Venice, and won the Platform competition at the Toronto Film Festival. The plot: Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher… Read

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‘The Great American Baking Show’ Returning To ABC With Ayesha Curry & Anthony Adams As Hosts

If you were wondering, it’s coming back. The Great American Baking Show will return for a third season on ABC in December with New York Times best-selling cookbook author and TV personality Ayesha Curry and former NFL star and media personality Anthony “Spice” Adams as hosts. A specific return date has not yet been announced. Based on the UK hit The Great British Bake Off, The Great American Baking Show showcases some of the nation's best bakers as they compete in a… Read

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Disney Intl Names Rebecca Campbell President For Europe, Middle East & Africa

Walt Disney International has shuffled its top ranks with Rebecca Campbell assuming the role of President of EMEA for the Walt Disney Company. The current president of ABC Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime will replace Diego Lerner in January. Lerner is returning home to Argentina where he will take on a new role as a part of the Walt Disney International management team. Campbell is a 20-year Disney/ABC veteran. In the Disney|ABC Television Group she has… Read

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‘Poster Boy’: David Parfitt Producing Story Of 1930s Tennis Ace Gottfried Von Cramm

Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt and UK-based production companies Bob & Co and Paradine Productions are developing Poster Boy, based on the life of German tennis champ Gottfried von Cramm who refused to be used as a pawn by the Nazi party. Patrick Ryecart is penning the script which is currently out to market. The project was initially originated with the late David Frost after Ryecart began to research von Cramm’s story two decades ago. Von Cramm was an ace on the… Read

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‘Murder On The Orient Express’ Trailer: Kenneth Branagh Steers A Trainful Of Stars, Drops A Clue

"A passenger has died,” announces Kenneth Branagh’s Hercule Poirot near the start of this new trailer for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Murder on the Orient Express. “The murderer is on the train now. Everyone is a suspect. So let’s catch a killer.” That’s about as efficient a bit of dialogue as you’re likely to hear in any trailer, neatly setting up the premise for this star-studded Orient Express for anyone who hasn’t read the book or seen Sidney Lumet’s 1974 screen… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel: Senator Bill Cassidy “Got Caught With His GOPenis Out” In Obamacare Replace Bill

Jimmy Kimmel opened his Wednesday late night show pounding Sen. Bill Cassidy for playing the Comedians are Dummies Card on CNN earlier in the day, while trying to defend his indefensible Obamacare repeal and replace plan. “Last night on the show I took a Senator from Louisiana, Bill Cassidy to task for promising, to my face, that he would oppose any healthcare plan that allowed insurance companies to turn away people with pre-existing conditions, and any healthcare plan… Read

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Animation Is Film Festival Announces Full Slate

The Animation is Film Festival has announced its full slate of films for their upcoming event which takes place October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. Films set to screen premieres of The Breadwinner, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Big Fish and Begonia as well as special screenings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pixar’s The Incredibles, which will also include a sneak peek of their upcoming film Coco. The fest will feature 12 films in competition… Read

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Gillian Anderson Tweets Photo Of Brian Huskey Appearing On ‘The X-Files’ Next Season

Today Gillian Anderson tweeted out a behind-the-scenes photo of David Duchovny, writer/director Darin Morgan and actor Brian Huskey on the set of season 11 of The X-Files Fox insiders confirmed to Deadline that Huskey will guest star as the character of Reggie. The next season of the show is rumored to feature Mulder and Scully’s son, and will run 10 episodes. Don't ask. @davidduchovny @thebrianhuskey #DarinMorgan #bts #TheXFiles pic.twitter.com/T8DLJ1WU7G — Gillian… Read

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‘The Equalizer 2’ Pushes Up To August 2018; ‘Paul, Apostle Of Christ’ Eyes Easter Stretch

Tonight Sony announced that Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2 starring Denzel Washington will be released a month earlier, moving from September 14 of next year to August 10. That’s shaping up to be a crowded weekend with Equalizer 2 squaring off against (and possibly eating up) Universal’s Scarface reboot as well as Warner Bros. Jason Statham shark movie Meg directed by Jon Turteltaub. In addition, on the Wednesday prior, August 8, Sony has RSVPed the opening date for its… Read

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Lawrence O’Donnell Sorry For Leaked Video Of Off-Air Rants

MSNBC primetime host Lawrence O’Donnell had the last word on some folks in his control room late last month, venting first about someone talking in his ear about “a Labor Day rundown” then some apparent knucklehead using a hammer. Video of his tirade, spiced with no shortage of colorful language, was leaked today, and O’Donnell took to social media this afternoon to apologize for it: A better anchorman and a better person would've had a better reaction to technical… Read