A-Rod Signs With ABC News, Expanding TV Presence Beyond Sports
Following the trail blazed by athletes like Michael Strahan, who parlayed a successful NFL career into a thriving run as a news personality, Alex Rodriguez has made a deal with ABC News, Deadline has confirmed.
The former New York Yankees slugger will have a contributor role and appear occasionally on shows like Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.
Rodriguez, 41, already appears as a baseball analyst for… Read
Old Vic Theater In London Evacuated 10 Minutes Into John Boyega Performance
Ten minutes into the matinee performance of Woyzeck starring Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega, the Old Vic Theater in Central London was evacuated due to a security issue. About 1,000 people poured into the streets on Saturday afternoon while police investigated with bomb-sniffing dogs. Businesses near the Old Vic were also evacuated as police searched through trash bins.
Boyega and the rest of the cast were sent to the Imperial War Museum gardens near the… Read
Deadline Disruptors 2017: Here’s The 100-Page Issue In PDF Form
For a second straight year, Deadline published a print issue celebrating Disruptors, commemorating a long list of people who are treating the fast-changing digital landscape not as a hardship, but as an opportunity to take risks. We published the second one at the Cannes Festival. While we can’t replicate the added value of reading in the South of France our 100-page celebration of raging ambition, here is a PDF version of the entire magazine anyway. Though it was… Read
Ryan Murphy On The Risk And Reward Of Setting His Own Path – Deadline Disruptors
There really is precious little hallmark for a Ryan Murphy show. Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, The New Normal, Scream Queens, American Crime Story, Feud—just when you might get a sense of a common thread linking these shows, and just when you suspect he might be ready to lay back and enjoy his success, another show comes along to upset the math. And yet somehow, still, they are all inescapably Ryan Murphy shows. Through them all, an auteur streak that… Read
Donald Trump Gets ‘Bachelor’ Bashed By California Lt. Governor Over Paris Accord
We all know from his well-applauded appearance at UTA's pre-Oscar rally in February and the fact that he is a Democrat aiming to be California's next Governor that Gavin Newsom is no fan of Donald Trump. However, today the current Lt. Governor of the Golden State unflatteringly put the former Celebrity Apprentice host in the world of another unscripted series – and there was truly no love lost, to put it mildly, in Newsom's mocking of Trump over the President’s just… Read
Gregg Allman, Pillar of Namesake Southern Rock Band, Dies at 69
Gregg Allman, the singer and organist for the Allman Brothers Band and progenitor of the blues-inflected genre of Southern Rock, has died at age 69.
According to a statement on his official website, Allman died peacefully at home in Savannah, Ga. He had battled health problems for many years, and had undergone a liver transplant in 2010 after a diagnosis of hepatitis C.
Michael Lehman, Allman’s longtime manager, called his close friend “a brilliant pioneer in music. He… Read
Harvey Weinstein Lauds Certain Regard Jury For Spotlight On Native American Issues In ‘Wind River’ – Cannes
Harvey Weinstein, whose Weinstein Co is releasing the just-annointed Un Certain Regard Best Director winner Wind River domestically, accepted the award on behalf of Taylor Sheridan tonight. Both a message from Sheridan, which Weinstein read, along with his own message, included strong words for the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump with regard to continued injustice toward Native Americans.
A timely thriller, Wind River follows a game tracker (Jeremy Renner)… Read
Un Certain Regard Winners: ‘Wind River’s Taylor Sheridan, ‘A Man Of Integrity’, ‘April’s Daughter’ & More – Cannes
With another 24 hours to go before the main prizes, including the Palme d’Or, are awarded here at the Cannes Film Festival, sidebar Un Certain Regard has designated its laureates. Iranian drama, Lerd (A Man Of Integrity) scooped the main Un Certain Regard prize. Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, it was reportedly made in secret and looks at the effects of corruption on a man and his family.
Taylor Sheridan was named Best Director for Wind River. The timely thriller, which… Read
A24 Hits The Festivals & The Oscars With Diverse Slate And Savvy Digital Marketing Strategy — Deadline Disruptors
A24, the company founded in 2012 by Daniel Katz, David Fenkel and John Hodges, has been hitting the motherlode—for indie companies, anyway—with smart film choices and even smarter ways of bringing them to marketplace, particularly in their increasingly innovative—and, yes, disruptive—use of digital marketing.
It not only has been working at the box office, but also at the Academy Awards, where the company defied expectations and watched their first in-house production… Read
‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Says Ahoy To $86.5M – Int’l Box Office Update
UPDATED, 9:04 AM: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opened in nine more territories on Friday and now sits at an international tally of $86.5M (and climbing) with China leading the way at the box office. Audiences in the Middle Kingdom which enjoyed a Pirates premiere — the first world premiere of a Hollywood film in China — have bought tickets to the tune of $21.3M for the studio. The film is now open in more than 90% of its international footprint. Only… Read
Why ‘Pirates’ & ‘Baywatch’ Are Trudging Through Sand At The Domestic B.O. — Sat. AM Update
Write-thru 8:18 AM off 9:56 PM Update: Memorial Day weekend at the box office — remember when it actually used to have some significance?
Ever since Sony moved the start of summer to the first weekend in May with 2002’s Spider-Man ($114.8M), it has arguably never been the same, with bigger films launching in the first corridor of the month and sucking up all the air at the B.O. (case in point: This weekend, Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is… Read
‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Expected To Cross $1B Tomorrow At Int’l Box Office
The eighth installment of the wildly successful Universal Pictures’ franchise The Fate of the Furious, which was directed by F. Gary Gray, is on track to cross the $1B mark at the international box office tomorrow. This would not be the first time that one of the films in the franchise crossed the $1B mark. Furious 7 also crossed that milestone in 2015.
As of yesterday, the film was sitting at $998.5M, so it is primed and ready to drive past the benchmark tomorrow. It… Read