ABC’s David Muir Gets First Post-Inauguration Interview With President Trump
ABC’s World News Tonight anchor David Muir has landed the first post-inauguration interview with President Donald Trump.
President Trump: The First Interview, an hourlong primetime special, will air at 10 PM ET/PT on Wednesday, January 25 on ABC.
The wide-ranging one-on-one interview at the White House will air across ABC News, including on World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, ABCNews.com, ABC News Radio and ABC NewsOne on Wednesday, and Good Morning America on… Read
Hollywood Teamsters Ordered to Modernize Bylaws
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has ordered Hollywood's Teamsters Local 399 to modernize its bylaws.
The local, already one of the industry's most progressive unions, has been instructed to tell its members that they cannot discriminate against a fellow worker based on "mental disability" and "gender identity." Under the old bylaws, members had to swear an oath that they wouldn't "discriminate against a fellow worker on account of race, color, religion, sex… Read
Stephen Colbert To Host Next Primetime Emmy Awards, In A CBS First
Stephen Colbert will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS and the Television Academy today announced today. It will be the The Late Show host’s first time hosting this awards ceremony.
That trophy show will be broadcast on Sunday, September 17, and it’s CBS’s turn to host, obviously. Anticipating your next question, it is unusually early to be making this announcement – and comes in marked contrast to the Movie Academy’s unusually late announcement that ABC late-night… Read
Yahoo Beats Q4 Earnings Expectations But Now Sees Sale To Verizon In Q2
Yahoo beat Wall Street’s financial estimates for the last three months of 2016 — but, more importantly, it says that the planned sale to Verizon is on track, although it will close later than expected.
The internet company says that it’s “working expeditiously to close the transaction as soon as practicable in Q2,” back from its original plan to wrap up the $4.8 billion deal by the end of March.
Yahoo shares are up about 1% in post market trading.
As for Q4, Yahoo says it… Read
Uni/Blumhouse’s ‘Split’ Is A Hit With $40M; ‘Xander Cage’ Falls Down – Monday Final
Monday, 1:25 PM FINAL: Split, the psychological thriller from horrormeister Blumhouse and put into market by the well-oiled marketing and distribution team at Universal Pictures, was a monster in its debut, grabbing $40M for director M. Night Shyamalan. The director certainly seems to have found the perfect partner for his films with Jason Blum. Paramount/Revolution Studios’ xXx: The Return of Xander Cage came in second with only $20.1M domestically but with an… Read
‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Dog Supplier & Handler Issues Statement As Tracking For Film Stalls; PETA Responds – Update
UPDATED, 1:23 PM: PETA has released a statement in response to producer Gavin Polone’s explanation about the treatment of animals during filming of A Dog’s Purpose, saying: “The disturbing footage from the set of A Dog’s Purpose came just days after PETA’s investigation of Birds & Animals Unlimited — the company that supplied dogs for the film — revealed that dogs were kept in barren kennels and forced to sleep outside in the cold, animals were denied adequate food so… Read
Brit Comic Actor Gorden Kaye Dies Aged 75
Gorden Kaye, the star who was best known for starring in the long-running hit BBC sitcom Allo, Allo!, has died at the age of 75.
The star's former agency confirmed to the BBC that the comic actor died on Monday in a care home.
Kaye, played café owner Réné in the much-loved Brit sitcom Allo, Allo!, which aired on BBC One from 1982 to 1992. He starred in all 84 episodes of the show, which focussed on the fictional exploits of of French Resistance fighter during WWII in… Read
Netflix’s ‘Come Sunday’ Adds Stacey Sargeant; Joseph Ferrante Cast In ‘LAbyrinth’
Stacey Sargeant has been cast in the Netflix original film Come Sunday, joining Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Keith Stanfield and Condola Rashad. Based on a 2005 The American Life radio episode, the film adaptation is directed by Joshua Marston with a script by Marcus Hinchey. It is true story of a renowned evangelical minister Carlton Pearson (Ejiofor), who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. Sargeant plays Nicky Brown, a working single… Read
Peter Bart: Oscar Nominations Aren’t Emotional Roller Coasters Of Past Years
With Oscar nominations being announced tomorrow, the analyses of voter behavior at this time of year always become increasingly surreal. As a long-term voter in the Academy and also several guilds (Writers Guild, SAG, etc.), I find my own decisions defy consistent patterns over the years. In short, I have difficulty forecasting myself. And in exchanging views with fellow voters, I find I am not alone.
The awards pundits like to cite groundswells of support, usually… Read
Rooney Mara, Jason Segel & Charlie McDowell On Their Journey To The Afterlife With ‘The Discovery’ – Sundance Studio
After premiering his directorial debut, the futuristic, mind-bending romance The One I Love here in Park City three years ago, director Charlie McDowell returns with the dystopian future drama The Discovery.
Part Philip K. Dick, part Stanley Kubrick, with a dash of Christopher Nolan, The Discovery follows Will (Jason Segel), a neurosurgeon whose physicist father Dr. Harbor (Robert Redford) is even more renowned, radical and revolutionary in the medical field. Harbor has… Read
Fox News Channel Signs Former State Department Deputy Rep Marie Harf As Contributor
EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Channel has signed former State Department deputy spokesperson and Democratic adviser Marie Harf as a contributor. Harf makes her FNC debut tonight on Marcha MacCallum’s program The First 100 Days; she will offer national security and political analysis across FNC and Fox Business Network's daytime and primetime programming.
Most recently, Harf served as senior adviser for strategic communications to Secretary of State John Kerry. She previously held… Read
‘Every 40 Years’ Trailer: There Are Plenty Of Second Acts In American Lives
EXCLUSIVE: In yet another instance in which F. Scott Fitzgerald is proved decidedly wrong, enter the members of the 70s rock band Gunhill Road. Best known for their 1973 single “Back When My Hair Was Short,” they were a sought after live act who opened for some of the biggest acts of the era, including George Carlin, Carly Simon, Lily Tomlin, Kris Kristofferson, Cheech & Chong, Robert Klein, Jim Croce, and Bette Midler among others. The group ceased activity in 1976 and… Read