Nicki Minaj Comedy Gets ABC Family Series Commitment
Nicki Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in a scripted comedy series for ABC Family based on the rap star’s life growing up in Queens, New York. The project, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, will film a pilot episode in Minaj’s hometown this winter, with the intention to continue to series.
Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, Minaj moved to the U.S. as a child. Written by Kate Angelo (Sex Tape), the untitled series will focus on Minaj’s growing… Read
Howard Stern Bids Video Farewell To ‘America’s Got Talent’ After Final Show
The erstwhile King of All Media ended his four-season run as a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent tonight. Take a breath as you digest that. Now, have a look at a farewell video in which Howard Stern ruminates a bit while strolling through Manhattan.
“I felt really fortunate that I could be the guy responsible for bringing the show to New York,” he says in the black-and-white clip. He later says to a man on the street, “You know what — I did the most shocking thing in my… Read
Deadline Studio @ TIFF Part One: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Sarah Silverman And More
Deadline Presents AwardsLine set up photo and video studios at the Templar Hotel for a second year at the Toronto International Film Festival, to capture talent and filmmakers traveling through town to promote films that run the gamut—docs, foreign, indie, not-so-indie. This pics above are from the first of two galleries we’ll be posting. Stay tuned for part two and for a special behind-the-scenes gallery to follow. Many thanks to Toronto-based photographer Chris Chapman… Read
CNN Hopes Record Ratings Rain Down On GOP Debate After Flood-The-Zone Walk-Up
It's "a day like no other!" CNN’s Kate Bolduan gushed on air this morning as her network continued to hyperventilate over its telecast of tonight's second GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA.
It's a day in which anybody who thinks they're going to get a serious discussion of the issues in two hours from a stage jammed with 11 candidates probably is doomed to walk away unhappy, suggested longtime Beltway show pundit Bob Schieffer in an… Read
Justin Timberlake To Add His Voice To DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Trolls’
Add Justin Timberlake to the celebrities who will lend their voices to DreamWorks Animation’s musical comedy Trolls, due on November 4, 2016.
He’ll shape the part of Branch, who DWA describes as “a hilariously hardcore survivalist who hides his surprising true colors.”
The film is based on Troll dolls, the figures with wild, colorful hair that became a fad in the 1960s. The movie “for the first time tells the story behind the beloved Trolls and their gravity defying and… Read
Donald Trump Congratulates Arnold Schwarzenegger On New ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Host Gig
UPDATE with Donald Trump reaction: The GOP presidential race frontrunner has tweeted his support of The Governator as his replacement on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice:
Congrats to my friend @Schwarzenegger who is doing next season's Celebrity Apprentice. He'll be great & will raise lots of $ for charity.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2015
To all my fans, sorry I couldn't do The Apprentice any longer—but equal time (presidential run)… Read
Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch & More Speak Out For Syria
A host of British filmmaking talent have spoken out in support of Syrian refugees in the wake of the escalating human tragedy caused by the ongoing conflict in Syria. Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Michael Caine, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch have all lent their voices to a campaign criticising the UK government for its response thus far to the humanitarian crisis and urging PM David Cameron to do more.
The issue of Syrian refugees has garnered particular… Read
Terry Gilliam Is Still Not Dead (But Fans Are In Stitches)
In an editing snafu, the obituary of filmmaker and Monty Python favorite Terry Gilliam was posted briefly on sister publication Variety’s site Tuesday, prompting questions about whether he had passed away. The report was online for a few minutes before the mistake was realized and taken down and the tweet deleted. Gilliam took it in stride and hilariously posted a classic response on social media:
He also tweeted this:
I APOLOGIZE FOR BEING DEAD especially to those… Read
Unscripted Flash Of Miley Cyrus Provides MTV’s 2015 Video Music Awards A Rare Surprise
DVRs across the country will be paused tonight as viewers of MTV’s 2015 Video Music Awards rewind and freeze the sole gasp of the night: A flash of Miley Cyrus‘ bare left breast. As the show wore down, Cyrus, changing into a costume backstage while on camera, lost her grip on a carefully discreet curtain when a producer handed her a mic. Call it TV’s first drapery malfunction.
“Oh, sorry, my t**’s out?,” she said, off guard and unbleeped. It was the show’s only truly… Read
‘Apprentice’ Producers Speak Out About Donald Trump – And Their Stories Might Surprise You
Donald Trump isn't what he appears to be. On camera, he's brash and disrespectful, a pompous ass whose defiant demeanor and bullying behavior have put all of the Republican presidential candidates on their heels. He insults people – everyone from Sen. John McCain and rival Jeb Bush to Fox's Megyn Kelly and Univision's Jorge Ramos and the entire population of Mexico – and he plays fast and loose with the facts.
I thought that the best way to get a sense of the bombastic… Read
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan Will Host Lincoln Center Dance Telecasts
EXCLUSIVE: The Live With Kelly And Michael stars will host Lincoln Center At The Movies: Great American Dance, a new fall 2015 cinema series partnering Lincoln Center with Fathom Events. The monthly showcase will offer presentations by four leading American troupes: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. The series launches on September 24 in some 600 theaters with San Francisco Ballet’s production of Romeo And… Read
Liam Neeson In Talks To Play General MacArthur In Korea’s ‘Operation Chromite’
Liam Neeson is in talks to star as U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur in South Korean war pic Operation Chromite from Taewon Entertainment. A Taewon rep confirmed the news Wednesday to Deadline. John H. Lee is on-board to direct the project, which looks at the Battle of Incheon, a major turning point in 1950 in the Korean War in which United Nations forces launched a surprise attack against communist North Korean forces. Operation Chromite was the codename for the… Read