‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Slays Weekend; Doc ‘Jane’ Bows Solid – Specialty Box Office
A24's The Killing Of A Sacred Deer sailed to the top the Specialty box office in its debut, grossing over $114K in four theaters in another crowded weekend of newcomers. There were over a dozen new limited releases this weekend, though not all reported numbers as of Sunday morning. Brett Morgen's latest documentary Jane about famed primatologist Jane Goodall opened strong in three locations, grossing $55,712. On its heels was Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions Wonderstruc… Read
Director James Toback Accused Of Sexual Harassment By 38 Women – Report
Director James Toback has been accused by more than 30 women of sexual harassment, according to a story in today’s Los Angeles Times.
Toback is the director of, among other films, Two Girls and a Guy, was Oscar-nominated for writing Warren Beatty’s Bugsy and most recently wrote and directed The Private Life of a Modern Woman, starring Sienna Miller and Alec Baldwin.
According to the LA Times, he lured women to auditions and meetings by offering professional… Read
Sarah Huckabee Sanders For Office? Press Secretary Says “Never Say Never”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, from press office to higher office? No immediate plans, the White House Press Secretary told Fox News Sunday today, but then added “never say never.”
So there’s hope for both side of the political aisle there.
In a mostly personal interview – she had an office desk at age 4 – the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee wouldn’t commit when host Dana Perino eventually asked the future-plans question.
“Like me, you were student body… Read
Donald Trump Tells Maria Bartiromo: “I Was So Nice” During Condolence Call
In an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo set to air tomorrow and Monday, President Donald Trump disputes claims that he was insensitive during the now-infamous condolence call to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Myeshia Johnson. “I was so nice,” Trump says.
Describing John Kelly’s reaction to Congresswoman Frederica Wilson telling reporters that Trump said La David Johnson “knew what he signed up for”, Trump says to Bartiromo that the Chief of Staff… Read
President Trump Continues Feud With Congresswoman Hours Before Sgt. La David Johnson Funeral
President Donald Trump took time out from his morning – on the day of the funeral of slain Sgt. La David Johnson – to continue his feuds with the media and Johnson’s congresswoman and friend, Rep. Frederica Wilson.
Not letting go of his latest little nickname for a foe, the president called the congresswoman “Wacky” and suggested that he hopes the “Fake News Media” keeps talking about her because she “is killing the Democrat Party!”
I hope the Fake News Media keeps… Read
‘Real Time’: Janice Min Says Weinstein Frenzy Fueled Partly By Trump Anger
UPDATE with video Sublimated anger toward Donald Trump is contributing to the “feeding frenzy” around Harvey Weinstein, former Hollywood Reporter editor Janice Min said on tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
Pointing out the recent one-year anniversary of Trump’s notorious Access Hollywood recording, Min suggested that Weinstein presents a “possible, tangible crime and punishment” opportunity that Trump dodged.
Maher too drew comparisons between Weinstein and Trump… Read
Nikki Toscano Sells Dramas With Matt Reeves & Craig Brewer To Fox With Penalty
Nikki Toscano has teamed with directors-producer Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) and Craig Brewer (Empire, Hustle & Flow) for two drama projects which have received script commitments with penalty from Fox. 20th Century Fox TV, where Toscano is under an overall deal, is the studio.
Written by Toscano, the untitled Toscano/Reeves project is a female-led character drama that unravels the complicated personal and professional lives of a family of cops as they… Read
‘Magnum P.I.’ Reboot In the Works At CBS
CBS has shelled out a big pilot production commitment to Magnum P.I., an update of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series set in Hawaii. It hails from Peter Lenkov, CBS/CBS Studios’ go-to writer for rebooting iconic procedurals who has successfully revived Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver, and Davis Entertainment (The Blacklist).
Co-written by Lenkov and fellow Hawaii Five-0 executive producer/co-showrunner Eric Guggenheim, Magnum P.I. will feature the same central quartet of… Read
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tweets ‘Veep’ Co-Stars’ ‘Roar’, Shares Chemo Update
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has finished Round #2 of chemo in her battle with breast cancer and, as her Veep costars point out in a funny, sweet music video tribute, she’s still got the eye of the tiger.
“Chemo #2: finito,” Louis-Dreyfus posted yesterday on Instagram. “We are NOT f*cking around here.” The actress followed up today by tweeting the video of Tony Hale and Timothy Simons (Veep‘s Gary and Jonah, respectively) lip-syncing to Katy Perry’s “Roar.” (Watch it below).
Six-Second Ads Rise Up With ‘Walking Dead,’ Fox And The NFL Leading The Way
As viewers grow frustrated with the TV advertising experience and vote with their remotes, networks are responding with shorter ad breaks and digital tricks aimed at making brand messages palatable in an ad-averse world. But their latest experiment gets straight to the pitch: 6-second commercials. (See videos below.)
Quick-hit spots for brands like Michelin tires and T-Mobile wireless service have been running on Fox’s NFL broadcasts and this month the mini-ads will debut… Read
‘Will & Grace’ Ratings Stabilize To Top Thursday, ‘Arrow’ Steady As ‘Scandal’ & ‘HTGAWM’ Slip To Lows With No ‘Grey’s
UPDATED with final ratings: ABC’s preemption of flagship drama Grey’s Anatomy had repercussions for ABC’s other Thursday drama series and NBC’s Will & Grace.
ABC had Halloween specials airing instead of Grey’s from 8-9 PM. With The Great Pumpkin (1.4 in 18-49, 6 million viewers in Live+Same Day) and Toy Story of Terror! (1.1 4.8 million) both down double digits from their year-ago airings and off from what Grey’s has been delivering in the hour, Scandal (1.1, 4.7 mil/1.1)… Read
Fox News Channel Apologizes For Debunked Veteran Story
Fox News Channel has apologized to veterans for a story earlier this month that profiled a man who claimed to have served in Vietnam, was a Navy SEAL and earned two Purple Hearts – none of which was true.
FNC made the correction and apology yesterday after both the story and the veteran were debunked by the Navy Times.
The FNC correction (read it below) begins, “On Sunday, Oct. 8, Fox News Channel aired a story about John Garofalo, a glass artist who created a… Read