Univision Chief: CEOs Must Denounce Racism And The “Current Insanity”
Add Univision Communications CEO Randy Falco to the growing list of executives calling for full-throated opposition to bigotry following President Donald Trump’s response to last weekend’s clashes in Charlottesville.
Without mentioning Trump by name, Falco said in an open letter that he opposes the “abject failure to clearly and forcefully denounce the actions of white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, and others who espouse racist and hateful views.”
He adds that the “current… Read
Stephen Colbert Updates Steve Bannon’s Résumé: Skills Include “Dissolving Enemies In Bathtub”
Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show has spared some time and effort for the newly unemployed Steve Bannon. In a new Late Show video, Bannon’s résumé gets a thorough update, with his skills amended to include Microsoft Excel and “Dissolving enemies in bathtub” (watch the video below).
Employment history? Seems Bannon was Satan’s intern while working at the 9th Circle of Hell, where his duties were “Tormenting sinners by forcing them to listen to my political ramblings.”
NBC Nabs Adult Sibling Drama From Kevin Falls With Put Pilot Commitment
The Unrequited, an hourlong drama from former Pitch executive producer Kevin Falls, has landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment. 20th Century Television, where Falls has been under an overall deal, is the studio.
Written/executive produced by Falls, The Unrequited revolves around four adult siblings who descend on their mother's home for the funeral of their father, the former governor of California. After the youngest and only son finds an old, unopened love letter… Read
‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Shooting Toward $19M-$20M; ‘Logan Lucky’ Not So Fortunate With $7M-$8M – Midday Update
UPDATE, Friday,12:20 PM: In a war between Channing Tatum and Ryan Reynolds at the box office, the latter wins with his Samuel L. Jackson co-starring action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard making a bull’s-eye for No. 1 with an estimated $19 million-$20 million weekend after $7.5M-$7.75M today. Should the film rally, it’s another case this summer of a studio bucking a film’s Rotten Tomatoes reviews (and on this one it’s at 39% Rotten); much of that has to do with the fact… Read
Another Presidential Council, This One Focused On The Arts, Quits On Donald Trump
UPDATED with George C. Wolfe signing letter: All 17 citizen members of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities have resigned in the wake of President Donald Trump’s stance on the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, VA. The committee, which includes actor Kal Penn and former Sen. Ted Kennedy’s widow Vicki, penned a joint letter informing the administration of their decision.
At first the only member who didn’t sign the letter was playwright George C… Read
Will MoviePass Give Theaters A Jolt Of Innovation, Or Is It Doomed To Fail?
MoviePass is the answer to movie theaters’ prayers. No, it’s just another challenge for an already beleaguered industry. No, it’s a crazy idea that’s doomed to fail.
Industry watchers have voiced all three theories this week about a business that few had even heard of a week ago.
The subscription movie service, introduced in 2011, received publicity beyond its wildest dreams this week after it dropped its monthly price to $9.95 from $14.95. Many consumers were intrigued… Read
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 9 Trailer: Larry Is Not Ready To Save The World
“There is only one hero who never stays silent. Who fights against injustice wherever he finds it. And the world needs him now, more than ever.” But Larry, apparently, is not your guy. Unlike Batman, he’s not exactly ready to spring into action.
HBO has released the first trailer for the long-awaited Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which includes a callback to past episodes such as Ricky Gervais’ Mr. Simmington, Season 7 finale’s “Respect Wood” and Al Abbas Original… Read
‘Super Troopers 2’ Gets Release Date; ‘Conundrum: Secrets Among Friends’ Sets Cast, Emerald Coast Lands ‘The Misfit Tribe’– Film Briefs
Fox Searchlight’s Super Troopers 2, the followup to 2001’s zany comedy from Broken Lizard, will arrive in theaters April 20, 2018. Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske are back as writers and stars with Chandrasekhar returning as the film’s director. In the installment, the Super Troopers–Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva — are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station when an international border… Read
Barcelona Terrorist Investigation Grows As Police Thwart Second Attack; 14 Dead, 100+ Hurt In Broad Plot – Update
UPDATED with details of second attack: U.S. cable networks went live with coverage Thursday of what Barcelona police say was a “massive” act of terrorism in Spain’s second-largest city. Officials say at least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured Wednesday after a van traveling at 80 km an hour (50 mph) jumped a curb and drove down the middle of a crowded pedestrian walkway in the Las Ramblas district, a popular tourist area. Officials today were still on the… Read
Jon Stewart Takes On Trump’s Charlottesville Response At Dave Chappelle Show
Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance at Dave Chappelle’s Radio City Music Hall show Thursday and had some choice words for Donald Trump, his response to Charlottesville and white supremacists.
New York Times‘ Sopan Deb was at the show and transcribed some of Stewart’s best from his monologue, releasing them in a series of tweets.
“It wasn’t so much that there were Nazis. It was really the reaction by certain presidents,” Stewart said before going… Read
Viceland Fall Slate Features Three New Series, Return Of ‘Cyberwar,’ ‘Bong Appétit’ & More
Viceland is looking ahead to fall, when it will premiere three new series and roll out new seasons of four more.
The youth lifestyle and entertainment network from Vice Media and A+E Networks will introduce skate-documentary series Epicly Later’d, hosted by filmmaker-photographer Patrick O’Dell; The Trixie & Katya Show, a chat show starring Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova from RuPaul's Drag Race; and Most Expensivist, a docuseries about the culture of excess hosted… Read
Emmy Predictions: Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Or Movie
Perhaps the most fiercely contested acting Emmy category in a long time, no less than four Best Actress Oscar winners and a Best Actress Oscar nominee and Emmy winner go up against a relative novice in the awards game enjoying her first major nomination for anything. Who will come out on top in this tricky and almost impossible to call race?
In a key female role in the TV version of a film that won… Read