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Telemundo Responds To SAG-AFTRA’s Accusation Of Censorship For Not Airing Ad Critical Of NBCUniversal

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UPDATED with Telemundo statement, 6:55 PM: A Telemundo spokesperson just issued a statement about why it rejected a SAG-AFTRA ad critical of its parent, NBCUniversal: "After legal review, we have concluded the ad did not pass legal standards for issued based advertisement. “We remain committed to making Telemundo a great place to work for our employees and will continue to invest in them to ensure their salaries and working conditions are competitive. “At Telemundo we… Read


‘Adam Ruins Everything’ Including The Oscars – With A Little Help From Pete Hammond

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I made my comedy series acting debut this week in the season premiere of truTV’s hit sketch comedy/educational hybrid Adam Ruins Everythingstarring Adam Conover as a guy who likes to correct myths about various things in society that we only think we know about. Topics he took to debunking in Season 1 included cars, security, work, voting, nutrition, sex, death and others. The second-season premiere in which I appear as Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond (clever… Read


‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 23 Will See Return Of Pros Julianne & Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Julianne Hough, left, and Derek Hough arrive at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

There will be some familiar faces from seasons past when Dancing With The Stars returns for the next go-round on ABC. Season 23 will see the return of pros Derek and Julianne Hough, who last appeared in 2015. Derek will be back as a pro and Julianne will serve as a judge. Also returning is pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, He last appeared in 2014 when he and Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis won the mirrorball trophy in Season 18. Also returning are Season 22 pros Witney Carson… Read


‘Hands Of Stone’ Review: Roberto Duran Boxing Biopic Takes Too Many Swings

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Robert De Niro’s presence in the new Roberto Duran boxing bio Hands Of Stone only served to remind me how inferior this picture is to many other films revolving around the sport including Martin Scorsese’s 1980 classic Raging Bull, which won De Niro an Oscar for immortal portrayal of Jake La Motta. As I say in my video review above, there is nothing horribly wrong with this story of Duran’s life and times in and out of the ring, it’s just that as a standard biopic… Read


Donald Trump’s Doctor Explains “Astonishingly Healthy” Medical Record To NBC News

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While Hillary Clinton spent the day dealing with Pickle Jar-gate, Donald Trump will contend with an interview his personal doctor gave to NBC News saying that document proclaiming the GOP nominee to be in “astonishingly excellent” health was dashed off in five minutes. NBC Nightly News tonight aired its interview with Dr. Harold Bornstein, in which he said he had just minutes to compose the document, while a black car from Team Trump waited outside his Park Avenue office… Read


Ty Burrell Latest To Join ‘Rock That Body’

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HFPA Grants Banquet Dinner Red Carpet, Los Angeles, America - 13 Aug 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-winning Modern Family star Ty Burrell has joined the cast of Rock That Body, the R-rated comedy at Sony Pictures starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz and Demi Moore. Shooting is now underway on the pic in New York and the Hamptons. The movie centers on five friends who get a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Moore and Burrell are in supporting roles and… Read


‘Complete Unknown’ Clip: “Your Farsi Is Getting Much Better”

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How would you react if someone you thought you’d never see again suddenly reappeared in your life pretending not to know you? That’s the premise of Amazon Studios and IFC FilmsComplete Unknown, which offers up a challenging character study of two people at serious crossroads in their lives. Though the premise might suggest a vibe somewhat similar to Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, it tilts decidedly toward mystery and thriller, beginning at a dinner party where Tom… Read


Jimmy Kimmel Comes Clean To Hillary Clinton Pickle Jar Truthers

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Jimmy Kimmel has come clean about Monday’s appearance of Hillary Clinton on his ABC late-night show, confessing that Guillermo Rodriguez did in fact loosen the top of the pickle jar before the Democratic nominee opened it. The bit was intended to debunk Team Trump talk about Clinton being too frail to serve as commander-in-chief. Kimmel credited Alex Jones, America’s Busiest Conspiracy Theorist, with blowing the lid off the story. "You just had to keep digging, didn't you… Read


Fire Erupts On Set Of History Series ‘Knightfall’ In Prague

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Fire has broken out on the Prague set of History’s upcoming drama series Knightfall, from A+E Studios. The blaze damaged only the show’s exterior sets at Barrandov Studios and there were no reported injuries, sources said. The extent of the damage is not known yet, but it is believed to be significant. The cause of the fire is under investigation. For now, the plan is for production to resume on Monday. Created/executive produced by Don Handfield and Richard Rayner and… Read


Viacom Board Voices Confidence In Paramount’s Brad Grey After Thursday Grilling By Board

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In December, Brad Grey and his crew at Paramount Pictures were closing up a miserable quarter. Filmed entertainment revenue at the studio's Viacom parent – which mostly reflects Paramount's performance – was down 15 percent, to $612 million from $720 million in the year-earlier quarter. Theatrical sales, some from the late-year release of The Big Short, were off 44 percent from the year before, when Interstellar was a contributor. Domestic theatrical sales had slid even… Read


Two Dozen Film Crew Cars Damaged During ‘Leisure Seeker’ Shoot In Atlanta

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EXCLUSIVE: Crew members on the Atlanta set of the Donald Sutherland-Helen Mirren movie The Leisure Seeker are furious after they found their cars filled with water in a parking lot where they were told they had to park or be towed. About 20-25 cars were flooded in a downpour, and two crew members told us a handful of those cars were totaled. Those working on the film also were told (in writing) that they would have to get relief from their own insurance companies as the… Read


Legal Drama From Marcia Clark & Mandeville TV Lands At NBC As Put Pilot


EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, a legal drama procedural based on the novel Blood Defense by author and former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark has landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment. Clark, whose name is back in the zeitgeist, fueled by the success of FX’s American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, will co-write the adaptation with writer-producers Elizabeth Craft & Sara Fain for ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville TV. This is one of two… Read