‘The Space Between Us’ Trailer: Kid Born & Raised On Mars Comes To Earth As A Teenager
Here’s an interplanetary conundrum: NASA sends a half-dozen astronauts to be the first to live on Mars. But little does the space agency know, one of them is pregnant and gives birth without revealing who the father is. NASA didn’t tell anyone about it — for 16 years. Now he’s a teenager who has been raised by scientists and has met fewer than 15 people in his life but is hip to what Earth is and “knows it’s all going on without him.” He also has developed an online… Read
AT&T Bids For Yahoo As Verizon And Others Prepare For New Round: Report
AT&T has changed its mind about bidding for Yahoo, and is challenging Verizon — and others — in the effort to buy the struggling internet company, Bloomberg reports.
There’s no word on how much AT&T has offered for Yahoo’s core internet assets. A second round of bids are due the first week of June.
AT&T declined to comment.
The telco had been involved in the process through its YP Holdings, which runs the company’s Yellow Pages business — now mostly a digital operation… Read
Brand Exec Marissa Klaff Joins Brillstein Entertainment Partners As Manager
Brillstein Entertainment Partners has hired entertainment brand marketing specialist Marissa Klaff as a manager.
In her new role, former Platinum Rye executive Klaff will help Brillstein’s expansion in commercial endorsements and licensing. She will work closely with the company’s managers in L.A. and NY and the commercial agents and publicists who work with Brillstein clients and managers in the commercial area.
Klaff has spent the last eight years as Director of Talent… Read
Thomas Haden Church Signs With UTA
EXCLUSIVE: Thomas Haden Church, who co-stars in HBO’s upcoming comedy series Divorce toplined by Sarah Jessica Parker, has signed with UTA. On the film side, the Oscar-nominated actor is next up in Sony’s Crash Pad opposite Domhnall Gleeson and Christina Applegate.
Church’s recent credits include Paramount's Daddy's Home, Warner Bros' Max, Sony's Heaven Is For Real and Fox's Cameron Crowe pic We Bought A Zoo. He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor
Oscar in 2005… Read
‘NCIS’ Showrunner Gary Glasberg Inks New Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios
Gary Glasberg, executive producer/showrunner of NCIS and creator/executive producer of NCIS: New Orleans, has signed a three-year overall deal extension with CBS Television Studios, the studio behind the NCIS franchise.
Under the pact, Glasberg will continue as showrunner on NCIS and executive producer on both the mothership series and offshoot NCIS: New Orleans. Additionally, he will develop new projects for broadcast, cable, and streaming services.
Under Glasberg, NCIS… Read
‘The Voice’ & ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Finale Ratings Fall From 2015, NBA Playoffs Score With Warriors’ Loss
The season finales of The Voice (2.1/7) and Dancing With The Stars (1.6/5) saw winners, special guests and showstoppers galore last night while the end of the latest run of The Flash (1.2/5) hit the reset button and left a lot of potential crossover crumbs for down the DC Universe road.
We'll get to those Big 4 and CW finales and more in a sec but on a competitive night another set of winners were TNT and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The latter beat the current champs the… Read
‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 3 Gets Premiere Date On Netflix
Netflix has announced (via a very cute promo) that the third season of its adult animated comedy Bojack Horseman will launch on Friday, July 22.
In the third go-round, BoJack is grappling with his legacy while trudging through an increasingly turbulent Oscar campaign for his star-making turn in the Secretariat biopic. BoJack struggles with how he’ll ultimately be remembered by his fans and what lasting impact he’s made on those closest to him. The voice cast includes Will… Read
Spike TV Eyes First Game Show Series
Spike is fast-tracking a new hourlong original game show where parents and their adult children compete to win a large cash prize while learning cringe-worthy truths about their next of kin. I hear the project, from A. Smith & Co. Productions (Hell's Kitchen, American Ninja Warrior), is looking good for a series order. It would be Spike’s first game show.
In each episode, three teams of two (comprised of one parent and one adult child per team) will be asked questions by… Read
Nicole Kidman’s Banner Blossom Films Options Film Rights To Vampire Play ‘Cuddles’
Nicole Kidman’s producer banner Blossom Films has optioned film rights to Joseph Wilde's off-Broadway play Cuddles, which received strong critical notices, including the New York Times, which called it "a sensational little shocker.” The vampire thriller examines the strange and disturbing forms love can take and asks how you live with a monster that is your own flesh and blood. Wilde will adapt his own play. Kidman produces with Blossom partner Per Saari.
“Joe’s voice is… Read
‘The Fast And The Furious’ To Be Re-Released In Celebration Of Pic’s 15th Anniversary
The Fast and the Furious, the first film that started it all, will receive a limited release in approximately 1,500 theaters to celebrate the pic’s 15th anniversary on Wednesday, June 22. That’s the exact day in 2001 when the Rob Cohen-directed movie opened. Universal made the news official this morning just as tickets are hitting the Fandango sales board.
The Fast and the Furious was a surprise hit back in the summer 2001, starring largely a cast of unknowns. Prior to The… Read
Microsoft Plans 1,850 Layoffs As It Revamps Mobile Phone Business
Microsoft's $9.5 billion acquisition of the Nokia phone handset business in 2014 is even more of a bust than the company recognized last year when it cut 7,800 jobs — about 7% of its workforce– and took a $7.6 billion impairment charge related to the purchase.
Today Microsoft says that it will slash up to 1,850 additional jobs at the smartphone hardware business and take a $950 million writedown, which includes $200 million for severance.
Microsoft shares are up 1.2%… Read
‘Sense8’ Casts Ben Cole; Alexander DiPersia Joins ‘Good Girls Revolt’
Ben Cole (Demolition) has joined the Season 2 cast of the Wachowski siblings' Netflix drama series Sense8. Created, written and executive produced by Lilly and Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, the sci-fi series centers on eight strangers around the world who suddenly are linked mentally and emotionally. Cole will play Todd, a new sensate who longs to be “normal,” rejecting the gifts he’s been born with. Cole, repped by Stewart Talent and One Entertainment, was… Read