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Numemberg Blast Kills One, Injures 12; Fourth Attack On Southern Germany In A Week

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Local authorities say one person is dead and a dozen injured in an explosion today near Nuremberg, Germany, that appears to be intentional. A police spokesman said the dead man was carrying a backpack with an explosive device and likely was acting alone. The blast happened outside a restaurant in Ansbach, prompting authorities to evacuate about 2,000 people at a nearby music festival. There was no official word on motive or details about the dead suspected bomber. There… Read


Canada’s Arcana Studios & China’s Yisang Media Team For Toon Feature ‘Pandy’ – Comic-Con

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Canadian comics publisher Arcana Studios and China’s Yisang Media have launched production on Pandy, a 3D animated feature that about pandas battling aliens. Yisang's Los Angeles-Beijing Studios (LABS) and Arcana are producing the film, which was announced today at Comic-Con. No talent was announced for the pic, which China Film Group will release in the Middle Kingdom. Yisang Media CEO Baiyi Chen, Arcana Studios CEO Sean Patrick O'Reilly, LABS COO Steve Chicorel & LABS… Read


Donna Brazile Will Remain On CNN For Convention Coverage Before Taking Over As DNC Chair – Update

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UPDATED, 5:53 PM: Donna Brazile will continue to appear on CNN’ as it covers the Democratic National Convention next week, a knowledgeable source tells Deadline. Despite her being named today as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, plans remain intact for Brazile to be among the network’s key talking-head contributors for the event. The source said, however, that she won’t be paid for her appearances. Brazile is set to take the committee’s reins after… Read


Verizon Seals $4.8B Deal To Buy Yahoo: Report – Update

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UPDATED, 5:10 PM: It looks like Verizon has a deal to buy Yahoo. Bloomberg News reports that the communications giant is set to announce Monday that it will pay $4.8 billion for the beleaguered company’s core web business in a deal that includes some real estate. That figure is in line with analysts’ expectations. The Wall Street Journal said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is not likely to have a major role after the acquisition. PREVIOUSLY, July 22: Those who once thought that… Read


Kentucky Moviegoer Arrested For Pulling Gun After Kid Kicked His Seat


Police in Paducah, KY, say they’ll seek charges against an Illinois man who pulled a gun at a Cinemark theater on Saturday when a fight broke out after a child kicked the back of the man’s seat. According to the Paducah Police Department’s Facebook page, officers were called to the theater at 11:50 AM Saturday after a fight between two adult men ended with a gun drawn, reportedly during a screening of Star Trek Beyond. Police say a man and his son “were sitting behind… Read


Rick Springfield Joins Cast of ‘Supernatural’ In Devilish New Role – Comic-Con

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Rick Springfield has been cast as a minion of Lucifer for a multi-episode arc of Supernaturals season 12. The news was announced at the show’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego today. Exec producer Robert Singer described Springfield’s character as “a rock star who’s a little bit on the down side” and ready for a comeback. The former rocker — the character, not Springfield himself — becomes a “vessel” for Lucifer. Springfield, who broke through as an actor with American… Read


‘24: Legacy’ EP Says “Intersection” With Original Characters Could Happen “Down The Line” – Comic-Con

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"It is not a reboot, it is an expansion of the 24 universe; Jack and Chloe are still out there," 24: Legacy EP Manny Coto said today at the second-to-last presentation in Hall H for Comic-Con 2016. “You never know when those worlds will intersect," he added, keeping the flame lit that EP Kiefer Sutherland might make an on-screen appearance. "There may be an intersection with those other characters down the line,” said EP Evan Katz. Offering no details about Sutherland or… Read


Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Resign As DNC Chair After Convention

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In the wake of this week’s embarrassing email dump by Wikileaks, Debbie Wasserman Schultz said today that she will step down as chairman of the Democratic National Committee after the party’s convention this week. She said in a statement that her resignation is the “best way” to help get Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton elected in November. “Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,”… Read


Dominic Purcell Reflects On His Injury During ‘Prison Break’ Shoot – Comic-Con

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Dominic Purcell, who was injured on the set of Prison Break during production in Morocco, spoke about the accident at today’s Comic-Con panel, specifically giving thanks to those who helped him make a speedy, two-week recovery. “I want to thank my girlfriend AnnaLynne McCord for being there when it happened. She flew in. She was there to calme me. And (I want to thank) Wentworth of course, his continued support, making sure that things were taken of, as well as the… Read

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ $30M Debut; ‘Lights Out’ $8.3M; ‘Ice Age’ Franchise Crosses $3B To Best ‘Shrek’; China Loves ‘Skiptrace’ – Int’l Box Office Sunday

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PREVIOUSLY 9:15 AM with Write-thru 1:00 PM: In conjunction with its domestic release, Paramount launched Star Trek Beyond in 37 markets, including in the U.K., Germany and Australia — territories where the franchise has traditionally performed extremely well but, surprisingly, lost out to Steven Spielberg’s The BFG in the U.K. Star Trek opened to $30M, 14% below its franchise predecessor. Lights Out, Warner Bros./New Line’s horror film opened to $8.3M after an impressive… Read


Sable Ranch, Popular Film & TV Location, Destroyed By Wildfire; Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch “OK”, LAFD Says – Update

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UPDATED, 12:58 PM with information on Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch (below): Santa Clarita’s Sable Ranch, a popular Southern California location for film and TV shoots, burned to the ground Saturday in a wildfire that has consumed more than 20,000 acres. The ranch, near the Angeles National Forest and an ideal location for Westerns with its old Spanish-style hacienda, stables and various out buildings, has been used for countless films and series, from TV’s Maverick to The A-T… Read


‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Trailer: It’s Not A Game Anymore, And Something’s Coming – Comic-Con

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“Something’s coming. Maybe it’s Moriarty, maybe it’s not. But something’s coming.” Comic-Con got a first look at Season 4 of Sherlock during today’s panel for the British mystery series. The trailer promises that “everything they know will be tested” and teases an intense, surprisingly action-heavy fourth season that seems closer to John le Carré than Arthur Conan Doyle. In the hall to discuss the upcoming season are star Benedict Cumberbatch, co-star Amanda Abbington… Read