‘Power’ EP On Tonight’s Arresting Finale, What’s Next & Sung Kang’s Season 4 Role
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight's Power Season 3 finale.
After a year of both change and more of the highly charged same, the "Ghost Must Die”-themed third season of Power came to an end tonight with a piteous death, discovery, betrayal, threat and the handcuffs being put on the Omari Hardwick-portrayed James "Ghost" St. Patrick by his ex, federal prosecutor Angela Valdez, played by Lela Loren.
This culmination of the season, and in many ways the… Read
Arnold Palmer Dies: Golf Legend And Golf Channel Co-Founder Was 87
Golfing Legend Arnold Palmer, who helped popularize and commercialize the sport in the 1960s, co-founded Golf Channel, and – yes – really did invent the drink named after him, died today. He was 87, and was reportedly in a Pittsburg hospital awaiting a planned heart surgery.
The news was made public by the United States Golfing Association, who tweeted condolences late this afternoon.
We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf's greatest ambassador, at… Read
‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Tops Overseas Again As ‘Magnificent 7’ Corrals $19.2M & ‘Storks’ Bundles $18.3M – Intl Box Office
UPDATE, WRITETHRU: It's been a while since we had more than one major studio rollout in the same frame at the international box office, and this weekend provided two — plus some key expansions. MGM/Sony's The Magnificent Seven narrowly topped Warner Bros' Storks in their offshore debuts making Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and the gang the No. 1 new kids in town. They set new records for the Western genre and Washington in some key plays while also… Read
‘This Is Us’, ‘Bull’ & ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Lead Tuesday Live+3 Gains
This Is Us solidified its position as the breakout new hourlong series of the fall 2016 broadcast season with a big Live+3 lift. The premiere of the ensemble dramedy added a +1.4 adults 18-49 rating between Live+same day and Live+3, the biggest for any new series on any network in 20 months, since the debut of Fox mega hit Empire, which logged a L+3 gain of +1.5 in January 2015.
With the +50% 18-49 lift, This Is Us, which already topped the Live+Same Day standings for new… Read
‘Best Democracy’ Rules, ‘Queen Of Katwe’ Bows: Specialty Box Office
Just in time for the debate, Cinema Libre opened The Best Democracy Money Can Buy in an exclusive engagement over the weekend, grossing $10K. Also in a single location, Long Shot Factory bowed doc Generation Startup taking in over $6K. Disney doesn't usually hit this column, but the studio went for limited runs for Queen of Katwe by Mira Nair, grossing $305K. Goat, the college hazing drama starring Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer from Film Arcade/Paramount, opened in 20… Read
Amazon’s ‘Good Girls Revolt’ Repaints History With ‘Mad Men’ Brush – Trailer
“I don’t want to just watch the news,” says one of the “good girls” in Amazon’s new trailer for Good Girls Revolt. “I want to be a part of it.” The series, set in 1969 and inspired by the real-life group of female Newsweek researchers who demanded equality and bylines, doesn’t debut until October 28, but the trailer gives us more than a little hint of its Mad Men vibe. Based on the book The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich, the series fictionalizes Newsweek to the News of… Read
‘Magnificent Seven’s $35M Opening A Career Best For Antoine Fuqua; ‘Storks’ At $21.8M – Sunday AM B.O. Final Update
6TH Update, Sunday AM: The Magnificent Seven is now riding off with $35M as of this morning, according to Sony. It’s director Antoine Fuqua’s best domestic B.O. opening of his career, topping The Equalizer ($34M.1M). And it’s actor Denzel Washington’s third best (and the second best debut for a western) after Cowboys & Aliens ($36.4M). With its A- CinemaScore, Magnificent Seven is looking forward to a domestic sunset in the 3x multiple horizon.
Exclaimed Sony’s worldwide… Read
Jane Pauley Named Anchor Of ‘CBS Sunday Morning’; Will Succeed Charles Osgood
Jane Pauley has been named the new anchor of CBS Sunday Morning, succeeding Charles Osgood.
Osgood announced last month he was retiring September 25, after 22 years as anchor of the award-winning broadcast and after nearly 50 years at CBS News. Pauley's first broadcast in the new role will be October 9, when she'll become only the third anchor in the history of CBS Sunday Morning.
Pauley joined CBS Sunday Morning in 2014 as a contributor. Since then she's been a… Read
Donald Trump Takes Mark Cuban’s Pre-Debate Bait; Campaign Manager Says No Trump Ticket For Gennifer Flowers
UPDATED SUNDAY MORNING Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told George Stephanopoulos that Gennifer Flowers won’t be getting a debate ticket, at least not from Conway’s boss. “She has not been invited by the campaign,” Conway said on This Week With George Stephanopoulos. “She has a right to be there if somebody else gives her a ticket.” Asked by Stephanopoulos why Trump put out the tweet, Conway, after first sniping at Mark Cuban, said that Trump “wants to… Read
California Enacts Law Preventing IMDb Pro From Listing Actors’ Ages
In a move hailed by SAG-AFTRA as a major advance for working actors, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill today that will require IMDb Pro to remove the ages of actors and others listed on the site if asked by them to do so. The bill was pushed by SAG-AFTRA as a way to combat age discrimination, but is almost certain to face a First Amendment challenge.
The bill was narrowly crafted to apply only to "commercial online entertainment employment providers" that… Read
Courtney Cox & Lisa Kudrow Are There For Each Other For ‘Friends’ Quiz
The Friends reunion that fans have been clamoring for since the series ended its 10-season run in 2004 is probably never going to happen (or, isn’t happening anytime soon anyway). But it’s always nice when two or more of the old gang get together, for instance when real life friends Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox appeared on Celebrity Name Game (which Cox co-executive produces) for a game of Friends trivia. You probably know how the game is played: the answers appeared on a… Read
Bill Nunn Dies: ‘Do The Right Thing’ And ‘Spider-Man’ Trilogy Actor Was 62
Character actor William G. “Bill” Nunn, III, best known for his acclaimed turn as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s groundbreaking 1989 film Do The Right Thing, as well as for playing Daily Bugle editor Robbie Robertson in the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man trilogy, died today in Pittsburg from undisclosed causes. He was 62.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1953, Nunn was a 1976 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia who came to acting relatively late. His first… Read