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‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Finale Ratings Steady With 2015, ‘Shark Tank’ & ‘Originals’ Rise

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There were NBA Playoffs on ESPN and Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft on the NFL Network last night but neither seemed to score much over the Big 4 and the CW. Though on another level, things will be simmering a bit less on Friday nights with the Season 15 finale of Hell's Kitchen (1.0/4). Up a tenth from last week among 18-49, the Gordon Ramsay cooking competition picked a winner but also held pretty steady with its last ender too. Usually dropping a show onto Fridays is the… Read

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‘The Jungle Book’ Swings Past $600M Global; Crossing $400M Overseas Today

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Safe to say there’s more than the bare necessities coming to Disney this weekend. Swinging along with the international debut of Captain America: Civil War, the Mouse’s The Jungle Book is crossing $400M today overseas. That’s after the Jon Favreau-helmed Jungle-naut passed $600M globally yesterday. The Jungle Book is winning the domestic weekend with an expected $38.8M 3rd frame. The overall totals through yesterday are $219.9M for North America, $386M for international… Read

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Shoots To $84M In 3 Days At Offshore Box Office – Saturday Update

Captain America: Civil War

UPDATE Saturday, 8:38 AM: With another eight international territories opening Friday, Captain America: Civil War‘s launch frame is still running on par with the performance of Avengers: Age of Ultron last year and has now taken in $84M in three days of release. Team Cap and Team Iron Man are currently busting it up in 38 offshore markets. In Mexico yesterday, they beat Ultron‘s start to log the best industry opening of all time, according to Disney, with a haul of $7.3M… Read

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‘Jungle Book’ Tide Rises & Drowns ‘Keanu’, ‘Mother’s Day’ & ‘Ratchet & Clank’ – Saturday Update

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4TH UPDATE, WRITETHRU 8:03 AM: Disney’s The Jungle Book is on its way to make $38.8M in its third weekend, -37% off from a week ago with a running cume by Sunday of $248.5M. That's a great gross considering most schools are back in session according to ComScore with 7% off on Friday and everyone back in class on Monday. In its third Friday, JB is counting $10.3M, -38%. This weekend marks the eighth time this year that Disney will hit the No. 1 spot with JB. May 14-16… Read

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Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Winners: PBS & CBS Dominate

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Winners were named tonight in 66 categories at the Creative Arts portion of the two-night Daytime Emmy Awards, with CBS and PBS dominating with a total of 26 wins between them. CBS came in with 11 wins, among them 5 for The Young and the Restless, and a win for This Morning in the talk show/morning program directing category. The Creative Arts ceremony was held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The second night of Emmy bestowing, which will not be… Read

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Politics, Legends, Lassie And Lollobrigida Share The Spotlight As TCM Classic Film Festival Gets Rolling In Hollywood

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It is TCM Classic Film Festival time again in Hollywood as the film-centric cable channel throws its 7th Annual fest devoted to all things good about old movies. Actually I hate to use the term “old movies,” because if you’ve never seen it, it’s brand new in a way, and “classic” never goes out of style. Last night at the TCL Chinese Theatre the fest got political with its main opening attraction, a 40th anniversary screening of All The President’s Men. And although… Read

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Labor Department: Art Directors Guild Exec Director Is “Officer” & Must Stand For Election

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In a move that could send shock waves throughout the leadership of every major Hollywood union and guild, the U.S. Department of Labor has ordered Scott Roth, executive director of the Art Directors Guild, to stand for election for the first time since he was brought in to lead the union in 1997. For nearly two decades, he has been re-upped every three years by the guild's board of directors — and served at its pleasure. But now the DOL has ruled that Roth is an "officer"… Read

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USA To Redevelop ‘Brooklyn Animal Control’ Pilot, Passes On ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack’

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USA Network has made decisions on its two outstanding drama pilots, Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the IDW Publishing comic created by JT Petty, and Poor Richard’s Almanack. According to sources, none of the two is going forward. I hear Brooklyn Animal Control, from Universal Cable Prods., will be redeveloped with Petty, who also wrote the original pilot and executive produced it with David S. Goyer, Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs & David Alpert, and IDW… Read

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Kelly Macdonald To Star In ‘Black Mirror’ Episode On Netflix

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Boardwalk Empire alumna Kelly Macdonald is set to star in an episode of Netflix's Black Mirror reboot. No details on her character as plotlines are being kept under wraps, but the episode, titled “Hated in the Nation,” will be directed by James Hawes. Created and written by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. The original… Read

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Frankie Shaw Joins Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Stronger’

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EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing drama Stronger continues to build up its cast, with Flaked actress Frankie Shaw signing on in the role of Gail. Based on the nonfiction bestseller of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman, the working class Boston man who became the subject of a now-iconic photo after losing his legs in the attack. The story is a deeply personal account of his journey of recovery, examining his… Read

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Seth Grahame-Smith Bolts From WB’s ‘The Flash’; Search On For New Director

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Warner Bros will need to find a new director for The Flash, as Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter author Seth Grahame-Smith has left the superhero tentpole film over creative differences, Deadline has confirmed. Grahame-Smith first became attached to direct the film in October, speeding past candidates that included WB’s original choice, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who are still on as producers. We’re told Grahame-Smith will remain… Read

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Ashton Kutcher Sitcom ‘The Ranch’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

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UPDATED: Ashton Kutcher, joined by co-stars Danny Masterson and Sam Elliott, just made the announcement for Season 2, which will consist of 20 episodes, in a video on Twitter: It's official: Season 2 of @TheRanchNetflix, coming 2017!https://t.co/a582aydDgy — ashton kutcher (@aplusk) April 29, 2016 The Ranch, toplined by former That ’70s Show co-stars Kutcher and Masterson, from 2.5 Men co-showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson, introduced a new model at Netflix with… Read