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Larry David Talks ‘Seinfeld’ Money Myth, His Childhood On Sunday’s ’60 Minutes’ – Watch

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CBS News has been teasing Charlie Rose’s 60 Minutes Sunday interview with Larry David, who is currently starring in a 15-person play on Broadway that he wrote entitled Fish in the Dark. In the clip below, Rose asks David how creating Seinfeld changed him.  “It gave me money,” says David. “Lots of money,” Rose adds quickly.  While the clip ends on a note about David’s ability to approach women in a bar, on Friday’s CBS This Morning, a longer clip aired; one which isn’t… Read

Matthew Glave Cast In NBA Pilot, Gia Mantegna In ‘Cheerleader Death Squad’

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Matthew Glade is rounding out the regular cast of ABC's untitled NBA buddy comedy pilot, executive produced byGalavant creator Dan Fogelman, Mandalay Sports Media's Peter Guber & Mike Tollin and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan. Written/executive produced by Casey Johnson and David Windsor, the single-camera NBA project, from ABC Studios, is a buddy comedy about Mo (Blondy Baruti), an NBA rookie who doesn't speak English, and a translator, Jason (Skylar Astin), who… Read

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Screenwriter-Director Allison Burnett Signs With Paradigm

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EXCLUSIVE: Allison Burnett, who has been behind such screenplays as Autumn in New York starring Richard Gere and Winona Ryder as well as the Kate Beckinsale vampire warrior sequel Underworld: Awakening has inked with Paradigm Talent Agency. Among Burnett’s projects in development are Oxford, which he sold on spec to Screen Gems with Temple Hill producing, as well as A Beautiful Disaster, which he is writing for EuropaCorp. Other Burnett writing credits include Feast of Lov… Read

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Kim Raver To Topline ABC Drama Pilot ‘The Advocate’

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24 and Grey’s Anatomy alumna Kim Raver has been tapped as the lead of the ABC drama pilot The Advocate, from Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein's Vendetta Prods. and Warner Bros TV. Written by Turner and directed by Michael M. Robin, The Advocate was inspired by the real story of former talent agent Byrdie Lifson-Pompan who teamed with Valerie Ulene, a medical doctor and a health education specialist, to launch a healthcare consulting and case management company. It… Read

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John Fairchild, Editor-In-Chief Of Women’s Wear Daily, Dead At 87

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John B. Fairchild, who presided over Fairchild Publications for more than 30 years until 1997 with publications that included Jane, Details and fashion industry bible Women’s Wear Daily, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87. Fairchild was the longstanding editor-in-chief of WWD, which Conde Nast sold to Penske Media Corp, Deadline’s parent company, last year. Fairchild also founded W magazine, and his company comprised daily and weekly trade newspapers and… Read

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‘Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Blames Hippies For STDs In CPAC Speech

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Phil Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynastywho is also known for his controversial comments on gay sex, delivered a lengthy speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in which he faulted the hippies for those 110M people battling sexually transmitted diseases. "It's the revenge of the hippies! Sex, drugs, and rock & roll have come back to haunt us!” exclaimed Robertson.  He cribbed the figure from a 2008 CDC study. The full near 30 minute speech is above. "I don't… Read

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‘Battle Creek’ Review: Vince Gilligan’s Old Script Witty Addition To CBS’ Sunday, Says Dominic Patten

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You can keeping on being one of the many who are calling Saul, but there's another new Vince Gilligan series coming to TV on Sunday night with the debut of Battle Creek on CBS. As my video review above says, the crime drama starring Dean Winters and Josh Duhamel as a mismatched local cop and an FBI agent who are truly as different as night and day is an engaging, witty and sometimes idiosyncratic addition to the network's schedule. Based on a more than decade-old pitch… Read

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‘Last Man Standing’ & ‘Cristela’ Ratings Up, ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Down,’ ‘Glee’ Even

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There were good deeds and gifted programs on ABC's comedies last night and some nice upticks too. Last Man Standing (1.3/4) and Cristela (1.0/4) were up 8% and 11% respectively among adults 18-49. A welcome change from the even and the drop the former and the latter were hit with on February 20 from the week before. LSM was the top scripted show of the night. With a Shark Tank (1.2/4) repeat on last night, the real top spot of Friday's primetime was 20/20 (1.3/4). While… Read

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Snow, Ice Impact ‘Focus’, ‘Lazarus Effect’ On Friday – Saturday AM Update

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Saturday Update, 10:24AM: Theaters throughout the south, midwest and east were under-indexing no thanks to ice and snow yesterday, which impacted crowds turning out for newcomers Focus and The Lazarus Effect.  This weekend’s box office is projected to be down as much as 20% from the same frame a year ago which totaled $123.7M.  Focus from Warner Bros. which came in at $6.47M at 3,323 theaters in Saturday morning estimates looks to get a bump of at least 25% tonight. The… Read

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Topless Tabloid In Winless War—NY Daily News Is For Sale: Media

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UPDATE Saturday AM with more information, below: Billionaire real-estate man Mortimer B. Zuckerman told the already demoralized, thinned-out staff of the New York Daily News on Thursday that the wheezing tabloid, currently bleeding as much as $20 million a year, is up for sale. The response inside the paper’s West Side headquarters, according to reports, was a collective yawn of resignation. In a memo to the staff of the traditionally liberal paper, which has survived… Read

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Briga Heelan To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘How We Live’

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Ground Floor star Briga Heelan will play the female lead opposite Sam Huntington in NBC's single-camera comedy pilot How We Live, written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley and directed by Gail Mancuso. The project centers on Russell (Huntington), a blogger, and his bubbly, full of energy wife Holly (Heelan) who move to the suburbs where he begins writing about marriage and the family lives of his suburban friends and neighbors in the style of an anthropologist who's… Read

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Power Rangers Bootleg Fan Film Returns To YouTube, Vimeo

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EXCLUSIVE: The Power Rangers fan film dispute has been settled. Following an agreement late Friday, the fan video is back on YouTube and Vimeo after a legal chest bumping between lawyers for franchise copyright holder Haim Saban and film fan producer Adi Shankar. Both hosting sites had pulled the video due to copyright concerns. Vimeo came down first on its own, and then Saban’s lawyers notified YouTube that director Joseph Kahn’s bloody take on the children’s show was in… Read