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Bill Cosby Verdict Aftermath: “I Think Everybody Got To See Who He Really Is,” DA Says

During the Bill Cosby trial, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele referenced Cliff Huxtable and the TV character everyone thought they knew. Then he told them about the person he considered the real Cosby, the sexual predator who would do anything to keep his crimes hidden from public view. Finally, after two trials and numerous hearings, Steele could enjoy knowing he had proven that claim. "I think everybody got to see who he really is," he said after the… Read

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TV Talk Podcast: Emmy Comedy Actress Race Wide Open

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Deadline’s TV Talk podcast returns with a deep dive into the Primetime Emmys’ Outstanding Actress in a Comedy race. In past years this would be a quick conversation: Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has dominated in the category, winning the past six Emmys in a row to set a record. But with Louis-Dreyfus and her HBO show not in the running this year, that opens up the field. We’ll spare you a drawn-out argument about who becomes the new frontrunner: We both agree it is Rachel… Read

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Timur Bekmambetov Wants His $800,000 Before Weinstein’s ‘The Current War’ Is Auctioned In Bankruptcy

In a late development before final bids are due Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware for the assets of The Weinstein Company, director Timur Bekmambetov and his Bazelevs banner have petitioned the court to block the disposition of either The Current War or Apollo 18 until required payments of $800,000 to his company are made. The read on this from here on the complex filing is that Bekmambetov is positioning himself to be in the first group of creditors to be paid… Read

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Amazon Boosts The Price of Prime To $119

Amazon said it will increase the price of its Amazon Prime service for U.S. subscribers, boosting the annual fee from $99 to $119. The online retailer announced the $20 hike in its annual fee during its first quarter earnings call. Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky said Amazon has steadily increased the benefits of the service with more than 100 million products available for two-day delivery, and expanded free same-day delivery. That’s a dramatic increase from… Read

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‘Gentleman Jack’: Sophie Rundle, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West & Gemma Jones To Co-Star In HBO Series; Full Cast Set

Sophie Rundle (Bodyguard, Peaky Blinders), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, The Moorside), Timothy West (Last Tango in Halifax, Bleak House) and Gemma Jones (God’s Own County, Bridget Jones's Diary) have been tapped to co-star opposite Suranne Jones in Gentleman Jack (fka Shibden Hall), HBO and BBC One's eight-episode drama series from BAFTA-winning writer Sally Wainwright (To Walk Invisible, Happy Valley). Filming will begin next month in and around West Yorkshire and on… Read

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Emmy Doc Contenders: ‘Seeing Allred’ Directors See Attorney Gloria Allred As Heroic, Misunderstood

Famed women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, an ardent foe of President Trump, might not welcome a comparison to him. But there is one thing they share in common: a mastery of the media. As witnessed in the Netflix documentary Seeing Allred, now contending for Emmy nominations, when Allred calls a news conference on behalf of a client, reporters never fail to assemble. But filmmakers Roberta Grossman and Sophie Sartain point to what they say is a key distinction between… Read

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S.J. Clarkson To Helm Next ‘Star Trek’ For Paramount Pictures

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Paramount Pictures has begun propulsion power on the fourth Star Trek film initiated by Bad Robot. S.J. Clarkson is now negotiating to become the first woman to helm a film in the vaunted Trek series. The British director just helmed the David Hare-scripted Collateral with Carey Mulligan starring for Netflix. She also directed the pilots of Marvel's Jessica Jones and The Defenders for Netflix, and her TV helming credits also include episodes of Vinyl, Dig and Orange Is the… Read

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‘Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition”: CBS Revisits A Twist On Its Reality Series, Sets Premiere Date

The CBS veteran reality hit Undercover Boss has been conspicuously absent from its summer schedule, and now we know why. The network today announced Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition, a spin on the series that will premiere on Monday, May 11. Check out the promo above. The new take — which got a two-episode tryout in May 2017 — will feature such familiar faces as Olympian Gabby Douglas, Frozen star Idina Menzel, YouTuber Bethany Mota, and NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders… Read

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Dakota Johnson & Luca Guadagnino Show Off Shocking ‘Suspiria’ Clip – Amazon At CinemaCon

Hey Amazon, everyone just ate lunch here at CinemaCon. Director Luca Guadagnino and star Dakota Johnson showed off a terrifying clip from their remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiriawhich after it played, marketing and distribution chief Bob Berney deadpanned, “Dancing is dangerous.” The film, which is set for release this fall, is set in 1970s Berlin, a time which the director said provides an extra layer of suspense. The plot centers on a young American ballerina who… Read

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NFL And Amazon Renew Thursday Night Streaming Deal Through 2019

The NFL, which recently changed up its Thursday night broadcast plan by setting a new, long-term deal with Fox, has stuck with existing streaming partner Amazon for the primetime games. The renewal is good for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Amazon Prime will stream the 11 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by Fox, which will also be simulcast on NFL Network and distributed in Spanish on Fox Deportes. The e-commerce behemoth, which said in February that its 11 games in… Read

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Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’ Eyes Fall Festival Run & Theatrical Release – Amazon Studios At CinemaCon

Amazon Studios marketing and distribution boss Bob Berney revealed that Mike Leigh’s Peterloo will be making a play at the fall film festivals with an eye on a November theatrical release. Pic follows the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester. Maxine Peake, Rory Kinnear, Teresa Mahoney and Leo Bill star. Leigh is a even-time Oscar nominee for movies including Secrets & Lies, Topsy-Turvy, Vera Drake, Happy Go Lucky… Read

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20th Century Fox Gets Emotional In Powerful Show As Much About Its Past As It Was About The Future – CinemaCon

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Did CinemaCon save the best for (nearly) the last? In terms of the movies on display we’ll have to wait and see, but in terms of pure emotion I would have to guess there wasn’t a dry eye in Caesars Palace’s Colosseum at this morning’s richly nostalgic, proud and perhaps bittersweet presentation from 20th Century Fox that could — if and when the proposed Disney merger is approved — be the last the iconic studio ever does on of these on its own here as one of Hollywood’s… Read