Harvey Weinstein Seeks Access To Old Emails And Papers To Defend Himself
Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein has asked for access to his old e-mails and files as he attempts to defend himself against amid ongoing federal and state criminal investigations in New York, Los Angeles and London.
The co-founder of The Weinstein Co. filed a petition with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware today seeking access to his old correspondence — access he says he has been denied, impairing his ability to “exonerate himself.”
“The debtors’ continued refusal to… Read
‘Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Arrested In Sex Trafficking Scheme, Faces 15 Years To Life If Convicted
Allison Mack, who played Chloe Sullivan on the Superman TV series Smallville, was arrested Friday in New York on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy. She was indicted along with Keith Raniere, the alleged leader of a self-help program and purported pyramid scheme being investigated for operating a shadow society of female “slaves.”
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York announced the indictment today… Read
Screen Media Nabs SXSW Film ‘The Unicorn’; Parade Deck Acquires ‘Goodland’
Screen Media has secured the North American rights to Robert Schwartzman's (Dreamland) sophomore film, The Unicorn, which has its world premiere at the recent SXSW Film Festival. The romantic comedy, which will be released sometime this year, stars comedians Lauren Lapkus and Nick Rutherford as an indecisive couple thrust into the most uncomfortable night of their lives when they decide to invite a third party into their relationship. Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett, Dree… Read
‘Descendants 3’: Sarah Jeffery, Thomas Doherty & Dylan Playfair To Reprise Roles In Threequel
Sarah Jeffery will return to Descendants 3 as Audrey in the Disney Channel threequel, and Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair also will be back to reprise their roles.
Directed by Emmy-winning Kenny Ortega, Descendants 3 is the third movie in a trilogy about the teenage sons and daughters most infamous villains. It’s set to begin production next month for a 2019 premiere.
Jeffery originated the fan-favorite role of Audrey, the daughter of Princess Aurora, in 2015’s Descendan… Read
Noah Emmerich To Star In Netflix Limited Series ‘The Spy’ With Sacha Baron Cohen
The Americans standout Noah Emmerich has signed on to star opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in another undercover spy drama, Netflix’s six-episode limited series The Spy.
Written and directed by Gideon Raff, creator of the Israeli drama Prisoners of War on which Showtime's Homeland was based, The Spy tells the story of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen (Baron Cohen). Eli Cohen lived in Damascus undercover in the beginning of the '60s, spying for Israel. He managed to embed… Read
‘SMILF’s Frankie Shaw On Season 2’s Risks, Tackling Sexual Abuse & That Title – Next Generation TV
"I feel that it is so similar – the process of being a single mom with a young child and creating and running a TV show – there is almost no difference," SMILF creator, showrunner and star Frankie Shaw says in the first installment of Deadline’s second season of Next Generation TV. "You are thinking about the show and the stories at every moment of the day, even when you are not thinking about it," adds the Golden Globe nominee.
Based on Shaw's 2015 Sundance Film… Read
Warner Bros Dates Melissa McCarthy Comedy ‘Superintelligence’ & Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Just Mercy’
Warner Bros has slated a December 25, 2019, release date for its Melissa McCarthy-starring action comedy Superintelligence, which Ben Falcone is directing. Written by The Boss scribe Steve Mallory, the pic follows Carol Peters (McCarthy), a former corporate executive whose unfulfilled life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world's first super-intelligence.
The studio also said today that the Michael B. Jordan legal drama Just Mercy, which… Read
‘Ash Vs Evil Dead’ Canceled After 3 Seasons At Starz
There will be no fourth season for Starz’s Ash Vs Evil Dead.
The premium cabler has opted not to move forward with a Season 4 of Sam Raimi’s horror comedy starring Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless and Ray Santiago, and the Season 3 finale on April 29 will serve as the series ender.
"Ash v Evil Dead has taken audiences on a wild ride for three seasons thanks to the fantastic performances and creative efforts of Sam, Bruce, Rob and the entire cast and crew. We are proud to… Read
Amy Pascal & Neal Moritz Land Liz Moore’s New Book ‘Long Bright River’
EXCLUSIVE: The prolific producing pair of Amy Pascal and Neal H. Moritz have teamed to acquire film rights to Long Bright River, the upcoming suspense novel from Liz Moore. The book just sold at auction to Penguin Random House imprint Riverhead Books for seven figures.
Moore is also set to adapt the book, which is set in her native Philadelphia and revolves around two sisters — one, an addict who has gone missing and the other a police officer who must find her. The story… Read
Avicii Remembered By Musicians, Hollywood & Others Around The World
Refresh for latest… Tributes are rolling in from entertainment figures around the world for Tim Bergling, the Swedish superstar DJ and producer who was found dead today at 28. No cause of death was reported, but he had been battiling health problems since the early 2010s, which led to his retirement from touring in 2016.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which has been his music publisher since 2010, issued this statement: "We are mourning the incredibly sad loss of an… Read
Bill Cosby Attorneys Raise Questions About Timeline Of Alleged Sexual Assault
Bill Cosby's attorneys want to show that the comedian wouldn't have been in the Philadelphia area when the alleged assault of Andrea Constand took place in 2004.
This morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, PA, Cosby’s attorneys called Debbie Meister, Cosby’s personal assistant, and Kim Harjo, a former public relations assistant who worked with Cosby. Both went through travel records from late December 2003 and January 2004.
Constand, after originally… Read
‘Modern Family’ EP Vali Chandrasekaran Inks New Overall Deal With 20th TV
Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran has signed a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the Emmy-winning ABC comedy.
In addition to Chandrasekaran’s key role on 20th TV’s flagship live-action comedy series, on which he has been for the past four seasons, starting as a co-executive producer and rising to executive producer, he also has developed new projects for the studio. Chandrasekaran currently has comedy pilot Our Family… Read