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‘This Is Us’ Star Sterling K. Brown On His Own Father & Son Story & Acting As A Calling – Emmys

Sterling K. Brown

Breaking out in a big way last year with an Emmy win for The People V. O.J. Simpson, This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown walked a long road before becoming a household name in two of the most celebrated network series in recent memory. Catching the acting bug in high school, the pragmatic actor went to Stanford with other plans in mind, only later realizing that “the hobby was actually the calling.” For Brown, acting is the gift that keeps on giving, a pursuit that… Read

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‘TRL’: Eva Gutowski, Gabbie Hanna & Gigi Gorgeous Tapped As Social Media Correspondents For MTV Show

Eva Gutowski, Gabbie Hanna and Gigi Gorgeous are set as social media correspondents for the return of MTV’s TRL, beginning Monday, October 2. As part of an overall deal with the network, the three social media stars will make appearances on TRL and other projects for MTV, including this Sunday's VMA's, where they will be on site. The trio were were the first to reveal the TRL franchise's new logo with posts across their social media channels and join previously announced h… Read

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CBS Buys Legal Drama From ‘Quantico’ Creator & Kapital Entertainment

Quantico creator Josh Safran has lined up his next series project — a legal drama at CBS. Safran has teamed on the untitled project with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, which will co-produce with CBS TV Studios. Written by Safran, the drama centers on a high-powered corporate attorney who joins the Texas legal team defending her wealthy estranged husband after he is arrested for the decades-old unsolved murder of his first wife. Safran is executive producing with… Read

Business

Robert Downey Jr. Warns Fans To Avoid Online Impersonators Looking For Cash

Robert Downey Jr. took to social media today to caution fans against falling for scammers posing as him online and looking for cash under the guise of donations. In his first post on Twitter in several days, the Oscar nominee who is the on-screen personification of Iron Man asked fans to "have each other's backs" when it came to the "scam artists." pic.twitter.com/ifVWUwJxfZ — Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) August 23, 2017 Likely not wanting to put even more of a… Read

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Sony Snags Horror Thriller Spec ‘Nightlight’ From ‘Tragedy Girls’ Duo

UPDATED with more details: Tyler MacIntyre and Chris Hill have sold their original spec script Nightlight, which is being described as a contained horror thriller, to Sony’s Columbia Pictures. MacIntyre, who directed the SXSW horror comedy Tragedy Girls which he also co-wrote with Hill, is in line to direct. We’re hearing the deal was struck in a competitive situation. The project was brought in by Vincent Gatewood at Unique Features who will produce with Bob Shaye and… Read

Box Office

Mayweather-McGregor PPV Fight Could Punch Up $700M Worldwide, Making Domestic Box Office Meaningless

On Saturday night, a pay-per-view event stands to score an estimated U.S. take of $500M-plus. If it were a movie, that figure easily would land in the list of 10 top-grossing films of all time. Obviously we’re taking about the boxing match between the undefeated, five-division, 11-time world boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr., 40, and Irish UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor, 29, aka “The Money Fight,” which will air live from the 20K-seat T-Mobile arena in Paradise… Read

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Gordon Ramsay’s Cocaine Docuseries Gets Green Light At ITV

ITV has given the green light to Gordon Ramsay’s Gordon on Cocaine (working title), a two-part hourlong docuseries in which Ramsay strips away cocaine’s glamorous image to expose the dark and deadly side of the drug. In Gordon's own business, the restaurant trade, he’s witnessed cocaine wreck the careers of colleagues and tragically he lost his close friend and chef protégé to a cocaine overdose in 2003. The series, produced by Studio Ramsay, will air on ITV in the UK… Read

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‘Born This Way’ Docuseries Renewed For Season 4 By A&E

A&E has picked up critically praised docuseries Born This Way for a fourth season. The series, which has received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Series, winning in 2016, will return for eight new episodes that will continue to follow the lives of an inspiring group of young men and women born with Down syndrome. "Over the past three seasons, Born This Way has been a prime example of quality storytelling that motivates us to celebrate and embrace… Read

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Julianne Moore To Be Feted By MOMA

The Museum of Modern Art's 2017 Film Benefit will honor Julianne Moore this year in a gala benefit on Nov. 13 and a tribute to her work. Previous Film Benefit honorees include Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett, Alfonso Cuarón, Tilda Swinton, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodóvar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton, and Baz Luhrmann. Moore, of course, was the 2015 Best Actress Oscars for Still Alice and has also been nominated for the Best Actress for her roles in The End of the… Read

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‘Manifest’ Missing Plane Mystery Thriller From Jeff Rake & Robert Zemeckis Set At NBC As Put Pilot

More than three years after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 over the South China Sea, the bulk of the doomed aircraft still hasn’t been found, and the mystery of what happened to it remains. What if it suddenly reappeared? Manifest, a high-concept mystery thriller, which has landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment, is exploring such a hypothetical scenario. The drama hails from The Mysteries of Laura creator Jeff Rake and producer Robert Zemeckis… Read

Film

New York Film Festival Sets Documentary Lineup

Arthur Miller: Writer

The New York Film Festival has unveiled the roster of its Spotlight on Documentary section for this year’s fest, which runs September 28-October 15. Filmmakers in the lineup include Alex Gibney, Abel Ferrara and Nancy Buirski, with subjects ranging from Joan Didion and Jane Goodall to Arthur Miller and U.S. immigration to the global refugee crisis. Two of the docus premiering the lineup — the Griffin Dunne-directed Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold and the Gay… Read

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Fox News Channel Tops Donald Trump Phoenix Rally Ratings

Donald Trump

Fox News Channel dominated cable news coverage of President Donald Trump's rally in Arizona last night in total viewers and in the news demo, clocking 4.4 million and 1.1 million, respectively, from  10-11:30PM ET. MSNBC, which did not cover the rally in its entirety, logged 2.41M viewers, 585K in the demo, during the same time period. CNN, which did cover the rally in its entirety despite Trump’s false statements to the contrary, averaged a slightly smaller 2M viewers… Read