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Leaner ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Resumes Production Next Week

Production on the stalled season of Bachelor In Paradise will resume next week, according to various cast members’ tweets confirming their participation. ABC will announce a new premiere date in the next few days, informed sources say. And this season is likely to run for two fewer hours to compensate for the halt of production, the sources say. Contacted for comment, a Warner Bros rep declined. The reality series was on track to debut its fourth season August 8, until pro… Read

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‘Dance Moms’, ‘Project Runway’ & More Get Summer Premiere Dates On Lifetime

Lifetime has slotted summer premiere dates for returning series Dance Moms and Project Runway; movie Story of a Girl, which marks Kyra Sedgwick’s directorial debut; along with new docuseries So Sharp, Growing Up Supermodel and Little Women LA: Couples Retreat. Dance Moms returns at 9 PM August 1 with new Season 7 episodes. These are the final episodes featuring choreographer Abby Lee Miller that were shot before she began a yearlong prison sentence for fraud. The show… Read

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Misty Copeland To Guest Judge On NBC’s ‘World Of Dance’

Ballet superstar Misty Copeland is set to be a guest judge on two episodes of NBC’s new competition series World of Dance. She will join for the July 18 and July 25 episodes, during Round 3 of the competition “The Cut,” during which the competitors face the deepest and most intense cut of the season. More than half of the acts will be sent home, and only the top two from each division will move on to the Division Final. She joins fellow judge/executive producer Jennifer… Read

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‘Bachelor In Paradise’ To Resume Production; Internal Investigation Finds No Misconduct

UPDATED with ABC statement: An investigation has found no evidence of misconduct and production is set to resume on ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise. Here is a statement released by Warner Bros. "As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We take all such allegations seriously. The safety, security and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so… Read

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Judge To ITV: Comply With Gurney Productions Ruling

(UPDATED WITH ITV AMERICA STATEMENT) A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has made it clear to ITV America and its parent company that it must comply with her ruling that restored Scott and Deirdre Gurney to the top of their Gurney Productions — or else. In a sternly worded report filed Friday (read it here), Judge Susan Bryant-Deason said ITV committed eight violations of a preliminary injunction order she issued in March that restored the pair to the top of the production… Read

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‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Contestants Corinne Olympios & DeMario Jackson Break Silence, Hire Lawyers – Update

UPDATE: Bachelor in Paradise’s DeMario Jackson, one of the contestants at the center of a scandal that shut down production on the show, has broken his silence. “It’s unfortunate that my character and family name has been assassinated this past week with false claims and malicious allegations,” Jackson said in a statement to E!. “I will be taking swift and appropriate legal action until my name is cleared and, per the advice of legal counsel, will be seeking all available… Read

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‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Host Chris Harrison Addresses Show Shuttering During Investigation

Bachelor in Paradise host Chris Harrison has issued a statement addressing the shut down of production as Warner Bros. legal department probes allegations of misconduct by a contestant. Studio suspended production on the show over the weekend due to an "allegation of misconduct," after just a few days shooting, and sent the cast home pending an investigation by its legal team, as the August 8 start date draws near. In a statement issued over the weekend, Warner Bros… Read

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Trump Idol: First Reality TV President Living Up To His Billing

Once political pundits recovered their breath after Election Night, they forecast Donald Trump's White House would resemble a reality TV show, chock-a-bloc with populist brawling. They were right. Four months in, viewers, and TV news networks, still are reveling in the chaos. Let us, then, count the ways in which President Donald Trump is running the White House along reality TV lines: 1. He's got a cabinet full of rich guys—like Shark Tank. 2. He has "the best… Read

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Authentic & Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Bringing Israeli ‘Mothers’ To U.S. TV

We have Mom. We had Dads. Now, Mothers is headed to U.S. TV screens. Authentic Entertainment is teaming with Cinestar Productions — the company run by sisters Zoe, Mariel and Cisely Sandana — to bring the Israeli social experiment format to the States. The companies are taking the show to U.S. buyers this week. First developed by Israeli broadcaster Reshet and a recent breakout hit on Germany’s Vox, Mothers features six women, each with a different lifestyle and approach… Read

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‘Cash Cab’: Ben Bailey Returns To Host Discovery’s Series Revival

Ben Bailey is back in the driver’s seat for Discovery’s revival of Cash Cab. The comic who hosted more than 200 episodes of Discovery’s original 2005-12 series, will be back at the wheel for the return ride later this year. "Holy #%$&! Cash Cab is back!” Bailey said. “Huge thanks to all the fans who pushed for the show (and for me) to come back! Never before has a comedian been so happy to go back to driving a cab. OMG, I think I left the meter running!" Bailey again will… Read

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Media Blasts Casting Of Racist-Tweeting Suitor On First ‘Bachelorette’ With Black Lead

While some in the media spent Wednesday trying to determine whether President Donald Trump is going to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, others were busy unearthing old tweets issued by one of the eligible bachelors of ABC’s new season of The Bachelorette – the first edition of the show to feature a black lead. Lee Garrett, a 30-year-old singer-songwriter from Nashville, says in his show bio the person he admires most is his “Mamaw!” for having… Read

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Vanessa Hudgens Formally Announced As ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ As Judge For Season 14

Vanessa Hudgens joins So You Think You Can Dance

Vanessa Hudgens, who showed her dance moves in Disney’s High School Musical telepics a decade ago and Grease Live! last year, now will be criticizing other people’s skills. Fox today officially announced the Powerless alum was is set as a judge for the 14th cycle of So You Think You Can Dance, which premieres June 12. Having appeared in a promo for the show a couple of weeks ago (watch it below), she will make her debut in Part 1 of the Los Angeles auditions. "I am so… Read