Bill Maher Not Buying What Judith Miller Selling On ‘Real Time’
Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller stopped by Real Time with Bill Maher as she sells her book The Story: A Reporter's Journey, to explain why she wasn't more skeptical while reporting in the walk-up to the Iraq War. She insisted she "couldn't have been more skeptical" in her reporting, but "politicians lie – you know that."
But then she said real problem was "the intelligence community that is paid billions of dollars a year… totally got it wrong… and they… Read
‘Furious 7′ Leads Pack, ‘Mall Cop 2′ Bags $22M+, ‘Unfriended’ Logs In With $16.5M
UPDATED, Saturday, 7:13 AM: Furious 7 raced in with an estimated Friday gross of $8.28M to $8.4M on a three-day trajectory of what looks like $26M to $28M for Universal. The Vin Diesel-driven ensemble has paid off extremely well for the studio, which seems to be the only one in town who are opening their sequels higher than the original this year. Helluva marketing and distribution team there.
Meanwhile, Sony’s sequel to Paul Blart Mall Cop bagged $7.3M yesterday… Read
‘Cristela’ Creator & Star Cristela Alonzo Pens ‘Possible Goodbye’ Letter To Fans, Addresses Show’s Potential End & Legacy
On the eve of the Season 1 finale of freshman ABC comedy series Cristela tonight, the series’ creator and star, standup comedian Cristela Alonzo, wrote an emotional entry in her blog addressing the possible end of her show, which is on the bubble for a second season renewal. In the lengthy post, titled “A Possible Goodbye,” Alonzo is open about the show’s uncertain future. “It worries me and not because I want to be on TV more. It worries me because I think this show… Read
‘Married’s Kimiko Glenn Joins ‘Nerve'; Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Gueros’
Kimiko Glenn, who has a recurring role on FX’s Married and appears in the Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black, has joined the Lionsgate feature Nerve, co-starring with Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. Glenn plays the worried friend of a high school senior (Roberts) who’s enmeshed in an increasingly dangerous online game of dare. The project is directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman and produced by Allison Shearmur (Cinderalla). Her Orange Is The New Black character is… Read
Helen Hayes Theatre Sold For $24.7M, Adding Fourth Nonprofit To Broadway’s Bazaar
EXCLUSIVE: Second Stage Theatre, one of New York’s most prominent off-Broadway companies, closed Friday on its deal to buy the Helen Hayes Theatre, Deadline has confirmed. The $24.7 million purchase will add the fourth nonprofit company operating Tony-eligible Broadway theaters — essential, the nonprofits say, in attracting top talent.
The closing ends an eight-year saga that began in 2007, when Second Stage, which is run by artistic director Carole Rothman and executive… Read
‘The Brink’ Trailer: HBO’s New Geopolitical Comedy
HBO’s The Brink drops Jack Black into Pakistan where he plays a foreign service officer, one of secretary of state Tim Robbins’ minions on the ground amid an escalating geopolitical crisis.
The unlikely trio of Black, Robbins and ace fighter pilot played by Pablo Schreiber will need to pull together to prevent the chaos from spiraling into World War III. Did we mention this is a comedy?
HBO is rolling out The Brink and another rookie comedy following the season premiere… Read
ESPN Says Verizon FiOS Contracts Don’t Permit Separate Sports Packages – Update
UPDATE, 7:23PM: ESPN has thrown up a red flag to Verizon’s plan to allow FiOS TV subscribers to choose smaller “skinny” packages of programming bundles tailored a little more closely to individual consumer tastes — including splitting off ESPN and ESPN2 into sports bundles. The Re/code website reported late this afternoon that the Disney-owned sports network asserted that Verizon’s new packages “would not be authorized by our existing agreements. Among other issues, our… Read
Michael Roark Joins ‘Finding Carter'; Alexandra Metz To Recur On ‘Chicago Fire’
Michael Roark has joined the Season 2 of MTV’s Finding Carter. He will play Shay, the uncle of Crash (Caleb Ruminer). His recent credits include Stalker, Sleepy Hollow and Grey’s Anatomy. Roark next will be seen in the feature Wild For Night with Tommy Flanagan and James Maslow. He is repped by Amanda Glazer at The Kohner Agency and Principal Entertainment.
Alexandra Metz is set to recur on NBC’s Chicago Fire. She returns to the series as Elise Mills, sister of Peter… Read
Sony Attorney David Boies Warns Media After WikiLeaks Hacked E-Mail Rehash
BREAKING, With An Update: One day after Julian Assange and WikiLeaks announced it had indexed and cataloged all the e-mails that were stolen from Sony Pictures by computer hackers in a cyber hacking assault the U.S. government attributed to North Korea to put teeth in a threat to blow up movie theaters showing The Interview, attorney David Boies once again has put media on notice. A letter has been sent to media outlets appealing to them not to wallow in the ill-gotten… Read
Deadline Studio @ Tribeca Film Festival Day Two: Olivia Wilde, Dakota Fanning, Theo James And More
Day Two at the Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival started off with a visit from Olivia Wilde, Giovanni Ribisi, Ty Simpkins and director Reed Morano of the family drama Meadowland, quickly followed by Nick Sandow (this time in the director's seat) and Vincent Piazza, who are promoting their mob pic, The Wannabe, which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Photographer Drew Wiedemann had a full slate today, especially when the cast and crew of Emilie arrived… Read
Arturo Castro Tags Along On ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’
Arturo Castro (Broad City) has joined the cast of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ang Lee’s feature adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel. It follows a group of servicemen sent on a "victory tour" after returning from combat in Iraq. Billy Lynn and his comrades will return to battle after the tour ends with a halftime show of a Dallas Cowboys football game on Thanksgiving Day. Castro will play Marcellino “Mango” Montoya, a steady and skeptical member of Lynn’s Bravo… Read
Sterling K. Brown To Play Christopher Darden In ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’
FX's American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson has cast another key player in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Army Wives alum Sterling K. Brown has been cast as prosecutor Christopher Darden in the miniseries, which takes a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness, and the… Read