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Donald Trump Tweets First Shot On Trumpcare Vote Day

Donald Trump tweeted his opening shot at House Freedom Caucus Republicans, who are still holding out on casting a “yes” vote for Trumpcare. Yesterday’s vote, scheduled to coincide with the 7th anniversary of the signing of Obamacare, got scrubbed when House Speaker Paul Ryan and crew realized they still did not have the numbers, despite Trump having met with the ultra-conservative faction to art-of-the-deal them. Last night, Team Trump announced the negotiations were… Read

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UK Gets ‘Orange Is The New Black’; BAFTA TV Sets Date & Sponsor; ‘Project Runway’ In Latin America – Global Briefs

Orange Is The New Black Season 4

Sony Pictures Television Networks has taken UK linear rights to Lionsgate's Orange Is The New Black. The series, about engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary, will have its broadcast premiere on Sony Channel UK. Season one of the series will launch with a double bill in the territory every Wednesday from April 19. "We… Read

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Seth Meyers Warns Donald Trump To Stop Stealing ‘SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ Bits

UPDATED with video: Seth Meyers opened his NBC late night show with a strong message for President Donald Trump: “I didn’t mind when you talked dirty with Billy Bush, or told Russia to hack Hillary’s emails. But when you start stealing bits from ‘Weekend Update’ anchors – it is on!” The longtime “Weekend Update” anchor on Saturday Night Live was referencing an interview Trump did Wednesday night with Time magazine, which published Thursday morning with the cover “Is Truth… Read

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‘Orphan Black’ Season 5 Episode 1 Unveiled At PaleyFest: Cast & EPs On Clone Club’s Fate, Evil Rachel & The Mysterious Man

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of the season 5  first episode of Orphan Black. That deafening roar coming from the Dolby Theatre tonight on Hollywood Blvd was the packed house completely ecstatic that it was about to watch the first episode of Orphan Black‘s final season, two and a half months ahead of the June 10 premiere. And while Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany, the Orphan Black cast and EPs Graeme Manson and John Fawcett kept their deconstruction of the… Read

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‘Casting JonBenet’ Trailer: Director Kitty Green Revisits Murder Case Using Local Talent

“It was the biggest thing to happen to Boulder in a very long time,” says a voiceover, in remarkable understatement, near the beginning of Netflix’s newly released trailer for Casting JonBenet, Kitty Green’s documentary-hybrid of the murder of 6-year-old beauty pageant darling JonBenet Ramsey. Netflix picked up worldwide rights to pic, ahead of its world premier at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and will release it April 28. It is a sly and stylized exploration of the… Read

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‘Justice League’ Teaser Trailers Spotlight Batman, Aquaman & The Flash – Update

UPDATE with The Flash: Warner Bros kept teasing this afternoon, adding The Flash to its lightening-fast roster of sneak peeks at the superhero gang, two days before the official Justice League trailer drops. Take a look at The Flash teaser below. PREVIOUS, THURSDAY PM: The Justice League teasing continues. First Warner Bros released a 15-second Aquaman-centric teaser trailer today, then a Batman-heavy one, giving anyone too impatient to wait for Saturday’s full-size… Read

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Sony Update: New Candidate Emerges In Former Fox Exec Tony Vinciquerra

EXCLUSIVE: With Jim Gianopulos getting closer to a deal to run Paramount and the town all abuzz with who might come into the vice-chair role below him, we are hearing a bit more about the Sony Pictures executive job. A new candidate is emerging in Tony Vinciquerra, a highly capable executive and the senior adviser for technology, media and telecom sectors at TPG Capital. He, of course, also is the former chairman of Fox Networks Group, with a history rich in television… Read

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Hollywood Groups Laud New Bill To Have POTUS Appoint Copyright Chief

A bill introduced in Congress today that would give Donald Trump and all future presidents the authority to appoint the head of the U.S. Copyright Office has received the endorsement of the DGA and MPAA. The post currently is appointed by the Librarian of Congress. The Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017 would require that the head of the Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights, to be nominated by the president and subject to… Read

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Broadway Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ Returns, ‘Copter & Caddie Intact; Glittering ‘New Yorkers’

The lumbering whirlibird with the dragonfly eyes and the glittering Cadillac have returned to Broadway, possibly, to steal a phrase from that other big revival down the street, back where they belong. Produced by Cameron Mackointosh, Miss Saigon landed here in 1991 with a record-breaking $32 million in the bank. But as fans of Babe Ruth learned on April 8, 1974, records are made for breaking, and this season the Bette Midler-led revival of Hello, Dolly! is playing the… Read

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AMPTP To Stuntwomen: If You See Something, Say Something

Although she’s neck-deep in negotiations for a new WGA contract, AMPTP president Carol Lombardini wasn't too busy Wednesday to fire off a letter to veteran stuntwoman Julie Johnson, who's been fighting a one-woman campaign to put an end to sexual harassment of stuntwomen and to stop the long-running practice of stuntmen doubling for actresses. In January, Johnson, the former stunt coordinator on the Charlie's Angels TV show, met privately with SAG-AFTRA president… Read

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Amy Pascal Wins Auction For Laura Dave Novel ‘Hello, Sunshine’; Author Scripting With ‘Spotlight’s Josh Singer

EXCLUSIVE: Amy Pascal just took the hot book du jour off the market. She is finalizing a deal for Hello, Sunshine, a novel by Laura Dave. The author will adapt it with her husband, Oscar-winning Spotlight scribe Josh Singer. Pascal will produce with Rachel O’Connor. The logline: Sunshine Mackenzie is a lifestyle guru for the modern age, beloved by millions who tune into her YouTube cooking show, and scour her website for recipes and wisdom in how to live a perfect life… Read

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Emily Hampshire To Star In Indie ‘Never Saw It Coming’

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EXCLUSIVE: Emily Hampshire has landed the lead role in Never Saw It Coming, a suspense thriller to be directed by Gail Harvey based on Lindwood Barclay’s 2013 novel. Shooting is set to start next week in Sudbury, Ontario. Hampshire, who more than holds her own alongside the likes of Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott in the Pop comedy series Schitt’s Creek, will star as Keisha Ceylon, an opportunistic psychic who finds herself too much in the middle of a… Read