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‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Writer Tom Rob Smith Says British Drama Is Moving Into Line With U.S.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

British writer Tom Rob Smith, who wrote on FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace, has claimed that UK broadcasters are starting to make writers more central to the process of creating drama, bringing them into line with the U.S. business. Rob Smith, who also wrote Working Title TV's London Spy for BBC Two and BBC America, was an executive producer for the latest instalment of Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story franchise, which ended in the U.S. last night and airs on… Read


‘Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight On Fans & Heroes As He Nabs First BAFTA Nomination For Writing Gangster Saga

EXCLUSIVE: Season 4 of Peaky Blinders was the period gangster epic’s highest-rated ever and BBC Two’s most-watched drama of 2017. Today, the saga of the Shelby clan scored five nominations from the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, including a first-ever nod for creator/writer Steven Knight in the Drama Writing category. When I reached Knight this morning, the 2004 Oscar nominee for his original Dirty Pretty Things screenplay, was surprised — and thoughtful about the show’s fans… Read


‘The Crown’ & ‘Taboo’ Lead BAFTA TV Craft Nominations – Full List

Netflix's The Crown and BBC/FX co-production Taboo are going head-to-head at the British Academy Television Craft Awards with the former scoring seven nominations and the latter nabbing six noms. Elsewhere, Peaky Blinders, Blue Planet II and Black Mirror have all secured five nominations. This year's awards, which honors the best behind-the-scenes talent working in television, will take place The Brewery in London on Sunday April 22 and will be hosted by Episodes star… Read


‘Trainspotting’s Kelly Macdonald To Star In BBC One Legal Thriller ‘The Victim’

Trainspotting star Kelly Macdonald is to star in BBC One legal drama The Victim, created by The Man In The High Castle writer Rob Williams. Macdonald will be joined in the British thriller by Four Weddings and a Funeral star John Hannah and rising actor James Harkness. Macdonald, who has also previously appeared in TV series including Black Mirror and Boardwalk Empire, will play Anna Dean, a Scottish mother whose nine-year old boy was murdered fifteen years ago by a 13… Read


‘The Big Bang Theory’ Sets Jerry O’Connell To Play Sheldon’s Brother – PaleyFest

During the Big Bang Theory panel at PaleyFest, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Kunal Nayyar were joined on stage by show producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, and Bill Prady. The cast and producers talked about the forthcoming Bill Gates episode and remembering Stephen Hawking, who made a cameo on the show. But one of the biggest reveals of the night was the addition of Jerry O’Connell to the cast as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie whose younger… Read


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Deleted Scene Features Tom Hardy, Prince Harry & Prince William As Storm Troopers

Since Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released there has been this buzz that Tom Hardy, Prince Harry and Prince William made cameos as Storm Troopers. Well, the rumors are true — at least we think — based on the deleted scene above which will be included on the DVD which will be released in April. The scene has Finn (John Boyega), Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) and DJ (Benicio Del Toro) disguised as officers on the First Order base. They are on a mission to disable the tracking… Read


‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’ Season Finale: What Does Designer’s Murder Mean 20 Years Later?

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight's season finale of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, "Alone" on FX. Tonight we returned to the July 15, 1997 crime scene where serial killer Andrew Cunanan guns down famed Italian designer Gianni Versace on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion, and a manhunt pursues. Having once been tested with an I.Q of 147, Cunanan was brilliant and he was able to dodge the Feds and change his appearance… Read


Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Offers Apology On CNN For Data Leak: “This Was A Major Breach Of Trust”

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg offered an explicit apology on CNN for the misuse of personal data belonging to millions of users of the social network and talked about the steps the company will take to safeguard users’ privacy. (See the full video below.) “This was a major breach of trust, and I'm really sorry that this happened,” he told Laurie Seiegel in an interview that aired during 360 with Anderson Cooper. “We have a basic responsibility to protect people's… Read


‘Most Likely To’: Donald Faison & Laya DeLeon Hayes Cast In ABC Comedy Pilot

Scrubs alum Donald Faison and Laya DeLeon Hayes (Doc McStuffins) are set to co-star opposite Yvette Nicole Brown and Lesli Margherita in ABC comedy pilot Most Likely To, from Diablo Cody, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Cody and directed by Pam Fryman, Most Likely To centers on Liz Cooney (Margherita) and Markie McQueen (Brown). In high school, Liz had everything and Markie had nothing. Twenty years later, they're reunited under the same roof as… Read


‘Magnum P.I.’ Casts Stephen Hill; ‘Dead Inside’ Adds Myles Bullock

Stephen Hill (Law & Order: SVU) is set as a series regular opposite Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks in CBS' Magnum P.I. pilot from Peter Lenkov, Davis Entertainment, CBS TV Studios and Universal TV Studios. Co-written by Lenkov and fellow Hawaii Five-0 executive producer/co-showrunner Eric Guggenheim and directed by Justin Lin, the reboot of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series will feature the same central quartet of characters as the original, but instead of four guys… Read


On Eve Of AT&T-DOJ Trial, Media Business Weighs The Stakes

AT&T-Time Warner

After one more delay (as a snowstorm pushed back opening arguments), Thursday’s unofficial kickoff to the United States v. AT&T in federal court in Washington means the heavy cloud of uncertainty shrouding the media business gets closer to dissipating. The legal fight over the AT&T-Time Warner merger hasn’t brought deal flow to a halt, as many initially predicted, but it has ushered in a period of profound disorientation for everyone from creative talent to the executive… Read


‘60 Minutes’ Flashes Silent Stormy Daniels In 10-Second Tease Of Sunday Sit Down

Talk about a tease! Not Stormy Daniels. 60 Minutes! CBS’ Sunday newsmag sent out a 10-second clip of the porn star by way of teasing Sunday’s interview with Anderson Cooper about her claims of having had a consensual relationship with Donald Trump back when he was a goofy reality TV star. Yes, the ad before the clip is longer than the clip. And, if you thought you’d get to hear Daniels say anything in those 10 seconds – wrong! Instead viewers get a full five seconds of… Read