Anthony Scaramucci Signs With Hollywood PR Firm — Report
UPDATE with photo of Bragman and Scaramucci: It looks like Anthony Scaramucci has his eyes on Hollywood. After his very short stint as the White House communications director, He immediately made headlines, was the subject of numerous memes and viral videos, and made a much-talked about appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The obvious next step would be to get some representation. The Mooch has reportedly signed with well-known Hollywood publicist Howard Bragm… Read
‘Inconceivable’s Jonathan Baker, Who Filed Fraud Suit Against Emmett/Furla, Says He Has What Happened On Film – Updated
Updated with reaction from Emmett/Furla, 4:06 PM: Both Randall Emmett and George Furla both came to their defense on Saturday afternoon against a lawsuit filed by producer/director and co-star Jonathan Baker on Friday that alleges (among other causes) breach and fraudulent inducement over the thriller Inconceivable. "The facts will come out next week in our counter-suit that is being filed against Jonathan Baker," Emmett told Deadline. Add Furla (who rarely speaks to the… Read
Boston Police Commissioner Praises “99.9 Percent” Of Protesters; Donald Trump Says Protest Helps “Heal”
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said “99.9 percent” of the estimated 40,000 anti-racist protesters “were here for the right reasons” and that “overall it was a good day for the city.”
Evans confirmed the number of arrests at 27 (later updated to 33), noting that most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct, with a few assaults against police officers. He characterized the mischief as “a lot of pushing and shoving,” and confirmed that some bottles of urine were… Read
Donald Trump Spotlights “Many Anti-Police Agitators” In Largely Peaceful Boston; Police Confirm Rocks Thrown
Perhaps watching cable news coverage of the Boston rally and counter-protests, President Donald Trump just tweeted, “Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you.”
In a second tweet, Trump wrote, “Great job by all law enforcement officers and Boston mayor.” (See the tweets below).
Boston police subsequently confirmed that rocks had been thrown at officers, and asked “individuals to refrain from throwing urine, bottles and… Read
Boston Rally “Officially Over”, Capping Day Of Cable News Attention
With Boston police warning rally-goers to “leave the sticks and stones at home,” the city grabbed the day’s cable news coverage for what was a largely peaceful, if uneasy, stand-off between the so-called Free Speech Rally and the vastly larger-in-number anti-racist counter-protesters at Boston Common.
Despite some tense moments of riot-geared police swarming potential clashes – one such incident got simultaneous coverage on CNN, MSNBC and the Fox New Channel – the… Read
Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Comedy Series
For five consecutive years, ABC's Modern Family ruled the roost, and for the past two years it has been HBO's Veep. Emmy voters definitely like consistency in their comedy series and both these shows are back in the hunt again. In fact, other than FX's first season hit, Atlanta, the lineup is identical to last year with only Amazon's Transparent missing the cut, probably since it crossed the line a bit too often between dramatic and comedic moments.
Emmy likes their… Read
Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Drama Series
In a truly remarkable, record-breaking development, no fewer than five of the seven shows nominated for Outstanding Drama Series this year are not just first timers, but series in their very first season. Part of this can be attributed to the absence of the victor of the past two years, Game of Thrones, which started to air its latest season after the eligibility window closed.
But what it really points to is the extraordinary quality of this year's new output of dramas… Read
Imagen Awards Honor ‘How To Be A Latin Lover’, ‘Queen Of The South’ & Lin-Manuel Miranda – Complete Winners List
The 3Pas Studios film How to be a Latin Lover won best picture honors, while USA Networks/Fox TV/Universal Cable Productions’ Queen of the South took home best prime-time television program at the 32nd annual Imagen Awards, held Friday night in Beverly Hills.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family were given the Imagen Foundation’s President’s Award for their humanitarian and artistic contributions.
The awards honor the positive portrayal and creative… Read
How ‘Fargo’ Season 3 Tackled The Donald Trump Era Of Alternative Facts – Emmys
The third season of FX's Fargo is bookended by one-on-one inquisitions. In Noah Hawley's Emmy-nominated first episode "The Law of Vacant Places"—which he directed—a man in 1988 East Berlin is getting the third degree from Colonel Horst Lagerfeld (Sylvester Groth) who firmly believes that the accused is Yuri Gurka, a 20-year old Ukraine murderer who recently strangled his girlfriend Helga to death. But the man in question says he's Jakob Ungerleider, a German citizen who… Read
Looking Under ‘Logan Lucky’s Hood As ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Stands Tall With $21M Opening – Saturday AM Update
UPDATE, Saturday AM Writethru after 12:47AM post: Two distributors, Bleecker Street and Lionsgate, observed ahead of time that August wasn’t going to be dominated by any particular tentpole like last year’s Suicide Squad. And given how difficult it is to slot low-to-mid budget fare on the calendar in the teeth of summer, both distributors took advantage of the opportunity to go wide with their star-studded fare before the season truly shuts down.
However, the bigger kid… Read
Donald Trump Blows Off Kennedy Center Honors; Avoiding “Political Distraction”
If you had been hoping to see Norman Lear and Donald Trump face off at the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the former Celebrity Apprentice host just dashed your dreams and likely avoided a very uncomfortable confrontation of sorts.
"The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year’s activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction," coldly announced the White House early in the AM today regarding the 40th Honors… Read
‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3 Clip: Rami Malek’s Elliot Interrupted At Hacker Tournament
After a teaser two weeks ago along with the revelation of Bobby Cannavale’s used car salesman character Irving, USA Networks dropped a small clip on Twitter tonight from Mr. Robot‘s season 3.0 with the message “Prepare yourself, friend. This clip is just the beginning.”
In the one minute video, Rami Malek’s Elliot is at the world series for hackers, the Def Con CTF Quals (an actual tournament for cyber security geeks) and he’s beat the competition in two minutes. But… Read