Katie Couric Takes “Responsibility” For Misleading Anti-Gun Documentary Editing
Katie Couric says she takes “responsibility for a decision that misrepresented an exchange” she had with members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League in documentary Under The Gun the aired on Epix. Couric tweeted tonight that she took a second look at the editing process and decided she need to address the issue.
After speaking with Under the Gun director and reviewing editing process, I wanted to respond https://t.co/zLbh4Wv7XN
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) May 31… Read
‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 3 Review: Cillian Murphy & Gang Raise Stakes In Strong Return
The third season of Peaky Blinders launches on Netflix on May 31 and if you missed out on the pandemonium of the Birmingham-bred Shelby crime family so far, then I strongly suggest you catch up while you can — cause you’re going to want to pick up everything they’re putting down this time round.
Without making too much of dog's breakfast about it, Season 3 of the Steven Knight-created series truly takes the Cillian Murphy-led family to a new level of wealth, danger and… Read
‘Roots’ Review: Reimagined Slavery Epic Poignant In Era Of Black Lives Matter
Debuting on May 30 simultaneously on History, A&E and Lifetime and airing over four consecutive nights, the stunningly visceral new version of Roots probably will not get anywhere near the 130 million viewers who the original series drew in 1977.
However, this is a very different era in both the TV landscape and in the culture and, while A+E Networks is certainly hoping for big ratings, the $50 million, eight-hour Roots reimagining is about more than numbers. In this era… Read
Viacom Directors Vow To Fight Ouster Effort And Sell Paramount Stake
Viacom’s independent directors said in a public letter today that they’ll fight a possible effort to oust them — and stick to their plan to sell a minority stake in Paramount — deeming it part of their responsibilities to shareholders and to Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone.
His National Amusements controls 80% of Viacom’s voting shares, and is believed to be preparing to replace the board. He recently fired CEO Philippe Dauman and director George Abrams from his family… Read
Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master Of None’ Takes Unconventional Path To Comedy Success
Already racking up an impressive number of awards and nominations just for its first season, the NETFLIX show Master Of None starring Aziz Ansari was part of NBC/Universal Television’s presentation at the first -ever Deadline Contenders Emmys all day event held last month at the DGA Theatre. The show, which was named one of AFI’s Ten Best TV programs for 2015 as well as nabbing Best Comedy Series from the Critics Choice Awards and a Golden Globe nomination for Ansari… Read
Snoop Dogg Urges Acolytes To Avoid ‘Roots’ As Reboot Is Set To Premiere
The re-imagining of seminal 1977 miniseries Roots begins tonight in the U.S., airing over four consecutive nights and simulcast on History and fellow A+E Networks channels A&E and Lifetime. One person who won’t be watching is rapper and sometime actor Snoop Dogg. In an Instagram video timed to coincide with the Memorial Day debut, he says he doesn’t understand America, “They just want to keep showing the abuse that we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago.” Deadline has… Read
‘The Carmichael Show’ Ends Season Quietly On Low-Rated Holiday Sunday
Airing on a low-trafficked Memorial Day weekend Sunday, the Season 2 finale of NBC’s recently renewed The Carmichael Show drew a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 in the fast nationals. That was down a tenth from last week for a series low.
From 9-11 PM, NBC kicked off the new season of American Ninja Warrior with an all-star special, which posted a 0.9, growing each half-hour and ranking as the highest-rated non-sports program of the night.
Fox set the pace with its coverage… Read
Dwayne Johnson To Play ‘Doc Savage’ For Director Shane Black
How did Dwayne Johnson spend this Memorial Day weekend? In a huddle with Shane Black and his writing team and producers “to chop up creative and break story on this very cool project.” The project is Doc Savage, a big-screen adaptation of the 1930s and 40s pulp novel hero aka The Man of Bronze. Johnson confirmed his attachment on his Instagram account, saying, “It’s OFFICIAL: For all comic book fans you already know the world’s first superhero (pre-dating Superman) is the… Read
Moviegoers Turn Out For The ‘Apocalypse’ Over Memorial Day & Chop Off ‘Alice’s Head – Monday AM Update
7TH UPDATE, Monday 8:20 AM: Sunday figures are in, and 20th Century Fox along with several rivals see X-Men: Apocalypse pulling in a $65.3M three-day opening on track for an $80M four-day. Thanks to the holiday, most films in the top 10 showed small drops on Sunday between -1% and -12% from Saturday. X-Men was down -8% from Saturday, while Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass sank further with $8.1M, -11%. Disney now sees Alice 2 making even less than what they… Read
Pablo Larrain On The Long Road To ‘Neruda’, Crossing Borders & ‘Jackie’: It “Won’t Be A Classic Biopic” – Cannes
Oscar-nominated Chilean director Pablo Larrain was in Cannes this month with his Directors’ Fortnight entry, Neruda. The Orchard quickly picked up U.S. rights to the film which stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a government inspector on the hunt for the Nobel Prize-winning poet of the title, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. Larrain sat down with Deadline (see video above) to discuss the film which was a… Read
André Rousselet Dies: Canal Plus Founder & Mitterand Cabinet Director Was 93
André Rousselet, founder of Canal Plus, passed away Sunday at his home in Paris. He was 93. Vendome Pictures, the production company of his son, Philippe Rousselet, confirmed the news to Deadline. Former colleagues, including Cannes Film Festival President Pierre Lescure, have taken to Twitter to mourn the passing (see below).
Rousselet was born in Nancy in 1922 and was educated as a magistrate before turning to politics and business. In 1960, he became the owner of taxi… Read
‘The Fundamentals Of Caring’ Trailer: Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts & Selena Gomez Hit The Road
Rob Burnett’s sophomore feature helming effort, The Fundamentals Of Caring, was the closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Based on the novel by Jonathan Evision, it stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Ehle, Megan Ferguson and Frederick Weller. Netflix, which snapped up the title's SVOD rights for an estimated $7M, is premiering the drama on June 24. Check out the trailer above.
Rudd plays Ben, a retired writer who becomes a… Read