Donald Trump’s Doctor Explains “Astonishingly Healthy” Medical Record To NBC News
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
NBC Buys Modern-Day Noah’s Ark Drama Produced By Robert Zemeckis
NBC has bought The Ark, a high-concept drama spec from 20th Century Fox TV and Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers. The project, a grounded, modern retelling of the Noah’s Ark story from the Bible, was written by Black List scribe Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds). It centers on an engineer who, after the death of his wife, has a vision to construct a ship capable of sustaining life in space. When the build happens to coincide with the coming end of the world, the engineer realizes there… Read
ABC Nabs Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil Romantic Comedy ‘Documenting Love’ With Pilot Production Commitment
EXCLUSIVE: Girlfriends and The Game creator Mara Brock Akil is returning to her multi-camera comedy roots. In a very competitive situation, Documenting Love, a multi-camera comedy project from Brock Akil and her husband, writer-director Salim Akil, has landed at ABC with a pilot production commitment. This marks the prolific duo’s first broadcast sale under their three-year deal at Warner Bros. TV, which started in May.
Written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, Documentin… Read
Creative Arts Emmys Presenters Include Morgan Freeman, Allison Janney & Bob Newhart
The Television Academy has announced the first group of presenters for the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys, which for the first time will be held over two consecutive nights, September 10 and 11, at the Microsoft Theater.
Night 1 will feature Bob Newhart, Rachel Bloom, Allison Janney, Michael Kelly and Bradley Whitford. The second night will see Morgan Freeman, RuPaul Charles, Vanessa Hudgens, Carrie Ann Inaba, Heidi Klum and Derek Hough.
Also, TV Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce… Read
Ty Burrell Latest To Join ‘Rock That Body’
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
‘Don’t Breathe’ Composer Roque Baños Makes The House Play The Music – Video
In order to convey the claustrophobic setting in Screen Gems’ Don’t Breathe, renowned Spanish film composer Roque Baños decided on a unique approach to make "the house play the music."
The majority of the film takes place in a house in a run down section of Detroit, and follows a group of youngsters who, in an attempt to rob a blind man, find themselves trapped in the home of an unexpectedly fierce occupant. Baños incorporated the sounds of household objects performed by… Read
Edward Snowden To Appear Via Satellite In U.S. Theaters Ahead Of ‘Snowden’ Opening
After making a Google chat appearance at Comic-Con for Snowden, the upcoming movie about his life, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will appear via satellite from Moscow for “Snowden Live,” a Fathom Events/Open Road event that will include Oliver Stone, who’ll be beamed in from New York. The event will occur in 700 select stateside theaters Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30 PM ET/6:30 PM CT, and ticket buyers will get the chance to see the movie in advance followed by a… Read
Preseason NFL Football Propels NBC Ratings Win – Update
NBC won its 21st consecutive night among Big 4 broadcasters in the demo and overall audience with coverage of Atlanta Falcons-Miami Dolphins NFL preseason game. The game scored a 1.8/7 in 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall from 8:07-11 PM ET. NBC’s primetime scored a 1.7 and 5.9M viewers, to win its 21st consecutive night among the Big 4 in both metric, marking a new total-viewer streak in people meter history and tying the record in the demo.
CBS scored a 1.3 rating… Read
‘Complete Unknown’ Clip: “Your Farsi Is Getting Much Better”
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 Films’ Complete 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
‘Snatch’: Luke Pasqualino To Star, Lucien Laviscount To Co-Star In Crackle Series
Coming off playing d’Artagnan on BBC’s The Musketeers, Luke Pasqualino is set as the lead of another series reboot, Snatch. Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) also has been cast in the series for Sony's streaming network Crackle, which is based on the cult 2000 Sony movie of the same name that starred Jason Statham and Brad Pitt.
Pasqualino will play the central character, Albert Hill, with Rupert Grint recently cast as the co-lead, Charlie Cavendish. The cast of the show… Read
James Corden On The Fruits Of ‘Carpool Karaoke’, The Internet And Those Emmy Nominations – AwardsLine
Stepping in for Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS' The Late Late Show just 18 short months ago, Tony-winning actor James Corden was almost totally unknown stateside, with only the support of Les Moonves and a hearty supply of pluck at his disposal. But a Tony-winning turn on Broadway in 2012, in One Man, Two Guvnors, preceded by the British sitcom Gavin & Stacey, which he co-wrote and starred in, was enough evidence for those in the know to give Corden his shot.
Writer Diane Ademu-John Inks Overall Deal With 20th TV, Joins ‘Empire’ As Co-EP
Seasoned writer-producer Diane Ademu-John has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Under the multi-year pact, Ademu-John recently joined the studio’s hit Fox drama Empire at the start of production of the upcoming third season as co-executive producer. Additionally, she will develop her own projects.
"Diane is a fantastic upper-level writer with mountains of experience—she can write it all, from procedurals to character dramas to soaps to the supernatural,”… Read