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Cathy King Joins 42 As Literary Manager & Partner

EXCLUSIVE: Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh, Josh Varney and Kate Buckley’s management and production company, 42, has brought Cathy King into the fray as Literary Manager and Partner. Formerly at London’s Independent Talent Group, the respected King will continue to work with a high-profile client list at 42 that includes such names as Julian Fellowes, Abi Morgan, Chris Chibnall, Amanda Coe, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Philippa Lowthorpe, Toby Whithouse, Hettie Macdonald and… Read

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‘Jumanji’ Keeps Offshore Crown, Nears $400M; ‘Last Jedi’ Waltzes Past ‘Beauty’ Worldwide – International Box Office

UPDATE: Major holdovers and expansions, combined with sprinklings of key awards contender releases kept offshore turnstiles clicking to varied offerings this weekend. Leading the action, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle rocked up with another $81M including a $40M start in China, and as it approaches $400M at the international box office. The Jake Kasdan-helmed adventure was No. 1 in 31 offshore markets with strong holds across the board and has swung to $383M… Read

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Pop Finds Its ‘The Demons Of Dorian Gunn’ Cast – TCA

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The Demons of Dorian Gunn, Pop's supernatural comedy pilot executive produced by Krysten Ritter and JAX Media, will star Jeffery Self, Chrissie Fit, H. Jon Benjamin, Lateefah Holder and Kyle Harris. The casting was announced as Pop’s TCA panel gets underway today. Written by Evan Greenspoon and Brandon Scott Jones, The Demons of Dorian Gunn follows disgraced New York socialite Dorian Gunn who discovers he's descended from a long line of demon hunters and is forced to… Read

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‘Casual’ Sets Premiere Date For Final Season At Hulu — TCA

The fourth and final season of Casual is set to debut on Hulu on July 31. Hulu announced today at TCA that the Golden Globe-nominated comedy will premiere the entire season for your bingeing pleasure on July 31. Stars Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr and Nyasha Hatendi will return for the grand finale for the series that centers on Valerie (Watkins), a newly divorced single mother living with her brother Alex (Dewey) and her daughter Laura (Barr). From… Read

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‘SNL’ Highlights: Oprah & Stedman, A Dog Head Guy And Captain Hook’s Reckoning

Oprah for President – or not. Captain Hook’s young-boy pirate gang in the age of Bryan Singer jokes. And a Dog Head Guy. Last night’s Saturday Night Live struck a well-edged balance between the topical and the silly, with a game Sam Rockwell showing the chops to go either way (at one point getting in character a bit too much). First the topical. Rockwell didn’t do Weekend Update, but the regular cast didn’t really need him, with anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che handling… Read

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‘SNL’ Host Sam Rockwell Drops F-Bomb Before Weekend Update Does S-Hole

UPDATE, with Rockwell & Weekend Update videos Forget s-hole. Sam Rockwell jumped straight to the big F-bomb during an early sketch on tonight’s Saturday Night Live – a full half-hour before Weekend Update’s Colin Jost and Michael Che both said “shithole” in covering this week’s latest White House news. (Watch Rockwell above, and Weekend Update below). During a sketch in which Rockwell played a host of a PBS Kids’ science program, the actor, in character a little too well… Read

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‘SNL’: Bill Murray, Fred Armisen Bring Fire & Fury As Bannon & Wolff

UPDATE, with video What, or who, would it take to get Bill Murray and Fred Armisen back on Saturday Night Live? If you guessed Steve Bannon and red-hot author Michael Wolff, take a bow. Take a look at video above. In SNL‘s cold open tonight, Murray and Armisen took part in the show’s winning take-off of Morning Joe, with Alex Moffat as an intensely smarmy Joe Scarborough and Kate McKinnon as the word-in-edgewise Mika Brzezinski.  Mikey Day completed the set-up as Willie… Read

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‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Rumbles Past $300M Overseas; Swings Into China

EXCLUSIVE: Rocking along, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle cracked the $300M mark at the international box office on Thursday. That was after it passed $500M worldwide earlier this week. The split on the Jake Kasdan-helmed adventure is $256.1M through Thursday domestically and $307.4M overseas. The global total is $563.5M which does not include the $12M opening day in China on Friday. In the Middle Kingdom, where star Dwayne Johnson and others landed last week for a… Read

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Critics’ Choice Awards: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Best Picture, ‘Big Little Lies’ Dominates – Full Winners List

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UPDATED with more details, full winners list: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water came into tonight’s Critics’ Choice Award with the most nominations and came away with the marquee prize, winning Best Picture in the ceremony at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. It and HBO’s Big Little Lies each had four wins to lead the way. The event, hosted by Olivia Munn and co-run by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association… Read

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‘The Boss Baby’ Director Tom McGrath Discusses His Love Letter To His Brother

Looking for his next project following Megamind and three Madagascar films, director Tom McGrath was happy to go "from soup to nuts" with Dreamworks' The Boss Baby, a adaptation of a children's book by Marla Frazee, in which he would be tasked with visualizing a child's imagination of the corporate world. A "cute story about parenting"—in which seven-year-old Tim competes with a new baby, dressed in suit and tie, for his parent's affection—The Boss Baby would be an "Incept… Read

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‘Coco’ Scribes Matthew Aldrich & Adrian Molina Discuss “Transformative” On-Screen Representation

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Setting out to pen Pixar’s Day of the Dead-themed Coco, from an original story by Lee Unkrich, screenwriters Matthew Aldrich and Adrian Molina found an exciting amount of cultural material to draw from in visualizing the Mexican holiday, while recognizing that they would be held accountable for representing Mexico’s culture and traditions faithfully. The stakes at hand were all the more apparent when the writers actually traveled down to Mexico with the Coco team as part… Read

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Universal Pre-Empts ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ Package For Kevin Hart, Tim Story Re-Team; Studio Also Pacts Hartbeat Deal

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EXCLUSIVE: Universal has pre-empted the action comedy spec package My Own Worst Enemy, and is eyeing a summer start date for a film that will star Kevin Hart and be directed by Tim Story. This is a big commitment by the studio to the film, Hart and Story, and also Universal has cemented its relationship to make Hart a cornerstone supplier, as the studio has established a first-look deal with Hart and his Hartbeat Productions. This comes on the heels of Hart scoring big in… Read