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Guy Pearce-Kylie Minogue Comedy ‘Flammable Children’ Sells To UK, France, Italy, Spain, More

EXCLUSIVEWestEnd Films has closed a raft of deals on Flammable Children (aka Swinging Safari) ahead of its international premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival next month. The Australian comedy, written and directed by Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), sold in Cannes to UK (Thunderbird), France (Swift), Italy (Lucky Red), Spain (Twelve Oaks), Switzerland (Frenetic), Scandinavia (Sandrew), the Middle East (ECS) and Russia… Read

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‘The Chew’ Hosts React To Cancellation Of Daytime Talk Show

Foodies were upset to hear the news that ABC canceled The Chew after seven seasons. But hosts of the show Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, and Michael Symon were probably the most bummed. Even so, they took to social media to express their gratitude to fans and for the talk/cooking/lifestyle show. Hall tweeted: “I am so grateful for all the good times and incredible friends I have made over the past seven years on [The Chew]. It has truly been an amazing ride. I am looking… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel On Donald Trump’s Spygate: Who You Gonna Trust, FBI Or Pumpkin McPornHumper?

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Donald Trump was “up off the rails bright and early this morning, peddling his latest paranoid conspiracy theory,” Jimmy Kimmel told Jimmy Kimmel Live viewers. Trump tweeted about the FBI putting a spy in his campaign multiple times, including random quotes from random Fox News contributors, and unveiled a new nickname for his imaginary controversy: Spygate! Trump tweeted that Spygate could be one of the biggest political scandals in history," Kimmel marveled. Which Trump… Read

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Seth Meyers: Donald Trump Openly Interfering In Criminal Investigation With “Spygate” Conspiracy Theory

President Donald Trump is now openly interfering in the criminal investigation of his campaign by peddling a baseless conspiracy theory, Seth Meyers told viewers on Late Night. Trump’s legal problems get worse every day. Most recently, his personal attorney Michael Cohen set up a secret shell company to make hush payments to porn stars and allegedly took money from Ukraine to arrange a meeting with Trump in the White House. Now it looks as if one Cohen's business partners… Read

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Stephen Colbert Takes Viewers Down Donald Trump’s FBI Conspiracy Theory Rabbit Hole

Stephen Colbert explained to Late Show viewers how President Donald Trump blew the lid off the “deep state” plan to infiltrate his campaign and hand the election to Hillary Clinton. Follow Trump down this latest rabbit hole: The ‘deep state’ FBI embedded a spy very early in the campaign. The bureau paid this spy massive sums of money to sabotage the Trump campaign, with false claims of Russian collusion that would appear in the press. This was done in order to help… Read

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Fox 2000 Sets Release Date For ‘The Hate U Give’

Fox 2000’s adaptation of Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give is set to open in theaters on October 19. It shares a release date with Mowgli, Andy Serkis’ take on The Jungle Book as well as the revival of the horror franchise Halloween. Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly… Read

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‘Empire’s New Showrunner On Tonight’s Finale [Spoiler] Death & Season 5 “Reset”

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's Empire Season 4 finale. "That's Empire for me, it's earning those big moments," says executive producer and showrunner Brett Mahoney of the Fox hip hop drama that ended its fourth season tonight in an hour that often felt like it was almost nothing but big moments – and that's saying something for the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong created series. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson's Lucious Lyon and Cookie lost… Read

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‘9-1-1’: Ryan Guzman Joins Fox Drama As Firefighter

Ryan Guzman has answered the call for 9-1-1. The Boy Next Door actor is joining Fox’s first-responders drama as a series regular for Season 2, the network said today. Guzman will play a firefighter who joins the firehouse led by Capt. Bobby Nash (Peter Krause). Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, the procedural explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and… Read

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Abrams Artists Agency Ups Jade Sherman To VP On Digital Team

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EXCLUSIVE: Abrams Artists Agency has promoted agent Jade Sherman to VP of the company's Digital Media division based in Los Angeles. Working with New York digital team, Sherman will help grow the department and expand the development and cross-platforming of social media influencers in the lifestyle, fashion, beauty and sports entertainment spaces. She will report to Alec Shankman, SVP and Head of Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing and Branding. Sherman… Read

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‘Arrested Development’s Jessica Walter Alleges Jeffrey Tambor Verbally Harassed Her

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Jessica Walter, who plays Lucille Bluth, Jeffrey Tambor’s on-screen wife on Netflix’s Arrested Development says Tambor verbally harassed her on the set. The allegations were revealed in a New York Times interview with cast members Walter, Tambor, Tony Hale, Jason Bateman, Alia Shawkat, Will Arnett and David Cross. The group talked openly about the accusations of sexual misconduct against Tambor on the set of Transparent. He has denied the allegations, but left the… Read

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‘Outlander’s Sam Heughan Joins Vin Diesel In Sony’s ‘Bloodshot’; Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen Also Aboard

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EXCLUSIVE, UPDATED with additional castings: Outlander's Sam Heughan is set to join Vin Diesel in Bloodshot for Sony Pictures. The pic, which marks Diesel’s first starring superhero film, starts production in July with Dave Wilson directing and Neal H. Moritz producing. The film is casting up quickly, with Eiza Gonzalez and Michael Sheen also coming aboard. Bloodshot is a central character in the Valiant Expanded Universe – a comic book universe composed of a diverse… Read

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Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson & Archie Gips’ Unrealistic Ideas Taps Jonty Nash As Head Of Development

Unrealistic Ideas, the non-scripted production company recently launched by Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Archie Gips, has hired Jonty Nash as EVP and Head of Development. He will be responsible for driving development for the company across feature documentaries, documentary series and formats. Nash, who received two Emmy nominations for his work as a producer on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, most recently served as SVP of Development at Magical Elves where he… Read