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‘Shameless’ Adds Four To Cast & Reveals The Scoop On Season 7

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Showtime has added four new cast members and revealed some new details for upcoming Season 7 of its hit drama series Shameless. Alicia Coppola (National Treasure: Book of Secrets), Arden Myrin (MADtv, Orange is the New Black), Pasha Lychnikoff (Deadwood) and Ruby Modine have joined in recurring roles. Could things finally be looking up for the Gallaghers? They’ve always scraped by, but the new season finds some of them finally getting a leg up. Picking up a month after… Read

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DNC Final Day Ratings See Hillary Clinton Down From Obama In 2012; Steady With Trump & RNC

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It was a historical night on Thursday to see the first woman as the Presidential nominee of a major American political party take the stage at the Democratic National Convention and deliver her oration to the delegates and those watching online and on TV. And there were a lot of people watching Hillary Clinton on NBC, CBS and ABC in the 10 PM ET slot as the nets went live to Philadelphia for the last night of the DNC – but not as many as in 2012 and far behind a repeat of… Read

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‘This Is Us’: Jon Huertas Joins Dan Fogelman NBC Dramedy

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Castle alum Jon Huertas has booked a recurring role on Dan Fogelman’s NBC dramedy series This Is Us. Starring Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us follows an ensemble — some of them sharing the same birthday — whose life stories intertwine in curious ways. Huertas will play Mike, Jack’s (Ventimiglia) co-worker and best friend. Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones also star. Huertas starred as… Read

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‘Ready Player One’ Young Co-Star Philip Zhou Signs With Abrams Artists Agency

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Abrams Artists Agency has signed newcomer Philip Zhou, one of the co-stars in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming action/sci-fi film Ready Player One. He will be repped by the youth and young adult division of the agency out of New York in all theatrical areas, including TV, film and stage. Zhou recently booked the role of Shoto in Ready Player One after being chosen from a world-wide talent search earlier this year. Directed by Spielberg and produced by Amblin Entertainment, the… Read

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Tribeca Winner ‘Here Alone’ To Get Early 2017 Release Via Vertical Entertainment

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EXCLUSIVE: Here Alone, which won the Audience Award at Tribeca earlier this year after world premiering in the fest’s Midnight section, has landed at Vertical Entertainment. The worldwide rights deal for Rod Blackhurst’s post-apocalyptic thriller comes ahead of the pic’s screening this weekend at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival. An early 2017 theatrical release is planned. Directed by Blackhurst and written by David Ebeltoft, Here Alone stars Lucy Walters… Read

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Sony Pictures Division Hit By Losses In Quarterly Earnings

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Sony Pictures Division, the Japanese conglom’s unit comprising Sony Pictures’ studio and TV networks, posted a loss of $103 million for the April to June quarter despite a 7% increase in revenue. That is partly down to the strong Yen, which has meant less earnings for the company when converted into dollars. Across Sony Corp net income was $205 million, down 70% on earnings in the same quarter last year. The powerful earthquake in Kumamoto in April was a notable factor… Read

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‘Jason Bourne’ Nabs $4.3M, ‘Bad Moms’ Purse $2M – Thursday Box Office Previews

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UPDATED, 7:40 AM: In previews that started at 6 PM last night, STX Entertainment's R-rated comedy Bad Moms ended up pocketing a nice $2M in 2,550 theaters. The film also had advanced group sales and fundraising screenings on Wednesday at AMC (350 locations in 78 of its markets) as well as in other theater circuits across the nation. The grosses from all those theaters — about $100K — were folded into the preview gross. With a budget of $23.2M before Louisiana tax credits… Read

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‘Swiss Army Man’ Gets Theatrical Release In The UK

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A24's Sundance debut Swiss Army Man will be released in the UK on September 30 by Picturehouse Entertainment and A24, following a U.S. opening that has taken in over $4M at the specialty box office. The comedy marks the feature directorial debut of music video directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively known as Daniels) who were honored with the Best Director Award in the U.S. Narrative Competition at Sundance 2016. The odd film stars Daniel Radcliffe and Paul D… Read

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‘Nerve’ Box Office Takes $2.3M Thursday To Cull $6M In Three Days

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2ND UPDATE, Friday, 6:44 AM: Nerve continued its early run last night and grossed another estimated $2.3M for Lionsgate to head into its three-day weekend with $6M already in the till for this YA thriller. The film was released in previews Tuesday and then rolled out wide Wednesday, bowing early to give it time to breathe and as not to compete with another female demo movie releasing today: the comedy Bad Moms, which is also bound to get a high CinemaScore tonight and… Read

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Richard Kind, The Last Martin O’Malley Supporter, Attends DNC For Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

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Some Bernie Sanders supporters scarfed beans as part of a fart-in protest at the DNC in Philly,  Stephen Colbert noted at the top of his final night of DNC live shows. “Some might question this tactic, but it’s part of a long tradition of political activism,” Colbert continued, nothing it was Patrick Henry who said, “Give me liberty or pull my finger.” But Sanders did not have the corner on disappointed delegates. Richard Kind isn’t giving up on his guy, Martin… Read

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The Hillbillies Have Eyes In New ‘American Horror Story’ Season 6 Teasers

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Following the three very short videos released yesterday via Snapchat, the full set of new teasers for the upcoming sixth season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story have been released into the wild frontier. As before, they’re so brief as to completely obfuscate what exactly the season is about, but what they do show suggests that it will be drawing inspiration from American history as well as horror classics like The Hills Have Eyes. You can get a glimpse at what I… Read

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Bill Maher On Hillary Clinton Nomination: “First, Lady Ghostbusters And Now This; America’s On A Roll!”

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Bill Maher and guests Salman Rushdie, Michael Moynihan and Amy Holmes discussed the 2016 Democratic National Convention during Thursday’s special edition of Real Time. The episode was preceded by a repeat due to Hillary Clinton’s speech running long and began about 27 minutes later than scheduled. Maher noted that Clinton had just become the first woman nominated to run for President by a major political party in this country, and that elsewhere in the world they were… Read