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Nicole Ari Parker To Star In Indie Comedy ‘Headshop’

EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Ari Parker has signed on to topline Headshop, an indie comedy from writer and director Kim Bass. Evan Ross, Arden Myrin, and Roger Cross round out the cast in the film, which is currently shooting in Los Angles. Parker stars as Dr. Latrice Monroe, a therapist who, after a devastating loss, tries to reconnect to her roots by opening her new office in a neighborhood that's very resistant to her services. As her new neighbors slowly open up, they… Read


RIP Sean Spicer’s White House Press Briefings: ‘The Daily Show’

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The Daily Show is paying tribute to Sean Spicer, who resigned this morning as White House Press Secretary saying it’s been an honor and a privilege to serve President Donald Trump. Spicer deserves some kind of medal for putting up with Trump’s slights, back-stabs, and press-secretary-strategy-bungling tweets, for six months and one day. Spicer finally threw in the towel when Trump named financier/pal/pitbull Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House Communications… Read


‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Teaser: Insane Clown Posse Is Here

A day after Ryan Murphy’s Comic-Con reveal of the title and premiere date of American Horror Story: Cult comes this clown-heavy teaser, loaded with creepy – or rather twisty – images for fans to decode. The spot opens with a six-sided symbol spray-painted on a red and black banner or flag, then cuts to a bunch of arms reaching toward a lone, disembodied head. Then come the clowns, a great, big, red-nosed legion of them, most dressed in black Pierrot garb, bald white domes… Read


IDW Options Thriller Novel ‘Awakened’ For Series Development

IDW Entertainment has optioned the soon-to-be-published novel Awakened by Impractical Jokers star/executive producer James Murray and sci-fi writer Darren Wearmouth (First Activation, Fast Forward, Sixth Cycle), to develop for television. Awakened is being published by Harper Voyager for release in summer 2018. IDW will develop and package Awakened as a scripted television series with the goal of securing a straight-to-series commitment. Murray will serve as executive… Read


Deborah Watling Dies: Former ‘Doctor Who’ Assistant Was 69

Deborah Watling, the English actress who played Doctor Who's assistant Victoria Waterford in the 1960s, has died after a short battle with lung cancer. She was 69. She had been diagnosed with the illness six weeks ago. On Doctor Who, Watling starred alongside Patrick Troughton, who played the second Doctor, in 40 episodes from 1967-68. She also appeared in classic serials such as The Tomb of the Cyberman and The Ice Warriors. Much of her work on the sci-fi drama didn't… Read


‘Young Justice: Outsiders’ Adds Character For Series Revival, Shows Off New Designs – Comic-Con

If it weren’t for these meddling kids. The animated digital series Young Justice: Outsiders is gearing up for a third season, three years after it was canceled by Cartoon Network, and Warner Bros showed off some new wrinkles during its Comic-Con panel today in San Diego. Take a look at the new character designs below, including the new character Thirteen. In Young Justice: Outsiders, the teenage superheroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of… Read


‘Dunkirk’ Logs Two-Day Cume Of $8.6M After Solid $2.2M Start – Int’l Box Office

UPDATED, Friday 10:40 AM: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk just posted another $6.3M in its seven markets (which opened yesterday) to bring its running two-day total up to $8.6M. Domestically, it grabbed a big $5.5M last night in previews so before it goes wide tonight, the critically acclaimed film has taken in $14.1M worldwide. The WWII drama was released in seven Asian markets yesterday and rallied $2.6M, collectively outgrossing Inception by 24%, Gravity by 34% and more… Read


Don Todd To Run ABC’s New Shondaland Series ‘For The People’ As Part Of ABC Studios Overall Deal

EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Who? co-creator Don Todd is returning to ABC Studios with a two-year overall deal. Under the pact, Todd has been tapped as executive producer/showrunner on the new ABC legal drama series, For The People, from ABC Studios and Shonda Rhimes’ studio-based Shondaland. Todd will be working alongside creator/executive producer Paul William Davies. Todd is coming off an overall deal at 20th TV where he served as executive producer/co-showrunner alongside… Read


Vice Media Cuts Staff By 2% As It Sharpens Focus On Video

A dreary day for Vice Media: The millennial-focused company confirmed that it has begun to lay off about 60 people — 2% of its work force — across multiple departments, although it still plans to grow. The change partly reflects a shift in priorities toward video, and away from sports and online coverage. The cuts come a little more than a month after Vice snagged a $450 million investment from asset firm TPG. It values the company at up to $5.7 billion, CEO Shane Smith… Read


Sean Spicer Resigns As Anthony Scaramucci Named White House Communications Director

Melissa McCarthy’s reign as Saturday Night Live’s Sean Spicer appears to have come to an abrupt end. President Donald Trump has named pal/Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, and Spicer, who has been filling in on the job, has resigned. Spicer’s role as wrangler of the daily White House press briefings had been neutered since Team Trump pulled cameras from the clambake and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders largely… Read


Kevin Spacey To Play Gore Vidal In Netflix Biopic

Kevin Spacey is set to play celebrated American writer Gore Vidal in an upcoming Netflix original biopic titled Gore. Michael Hoffman, who directed 2009's The Last Station starring Helen Mirren and James McAvoy, will direct the 1980s-set film with UK producer Andy Paterson (The Railway Man, Girl With A Pearl Earring) producing. The film is shooting in Italy. Vidal had a love affair with Italy, spending large periods of time in Rome in the early 1960s and later between the… Read


‘Code Black’ EP David Marshall Grant Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Veteran drama writer-producer David Marshall Grant has signed an overall deal with ABC Studios. Grant, who most recently was based at CBS TV Studios, will develop new projects as well as continue as executive producer on the CBS medical drama series Code Black, which is produced by ABC Studios in association with CBS TV Studios. The series, created/executive produced by Michael Seitzman, is heading into its third season. Grant previously served as executive… Read