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‘Party Boat’: Brett Davern, Katie Leclerc To Star In Crackle Original Movie

Brett Davern (Awkward, Chosen) and Katie Leclerc (Switched at Birth, Confess) are set to star in Party Boat, Sony-owned Crackle’s new original movie, which began production earlier this month outside Atlanta. Davern stars as Max, a fun-loving if irresponsible party animal, dedicated to bringing the fun by whatever means necessary and Leclerc is Kiley, Max's best friend who is unaware that he's been in love with her since middle school. Written by husband and wife team… Read


Isabella Rossellini Talks Movies, Makeup & How Brando’s ‘Godfather’ Inspired Her ‘Shut Eye’ Role – The Actor’s Side

Isabella Rossellini

While on my way to the Cannes Film Festival (where I still am as I write this), I stopped off in New York City to get the temperature on a number of Tony-nominated Broadway shows and also to shoot a couple of episodes of The Actor’s Side — including this one with the ever-talented and versatile Isabella Rossellini. She currently stars in Hulu’s new drama series Shut Eyein which she plays the matriarch of a family involved in the world of fake fortune telling, among… Read


‘The Voice’ Tops ‘Dancing With the Stars’ As Both Eye Finale Lows

The Voice

The season finales of NBC’s The Voice (9.07 million viewers, 1.9 adults 18-49 rating in Live+Same Day) and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars (8.84 million viewers, 1.3 in 18-49 from 8:30 PM-11 PM) were the most-watched and highest-rated programs Tuesday night, but both reality veterans are poised to register their lowest-rated finales ever among adults 18-49. It has been a trend this spring, with linear/Live+SD finale ratings eroding year-to-year. The CW’s flagship drama The Fl… Read


‘Game Of Thrones’ Trailer: First Extended Look At Season 7

“Enemies to the East. Enemies to the West. Enemies to the South. Enemies to the North. Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it.” HBO has dropped the official trailer for the highly anticipated Season 7 of Game of Thrones. The trailer follows by a day the release of new key art for Season 7, the corpse-raising Night King. First seen in a vision of Bran Stark's (Isaac Hempstead Wright) in Season 4 of the David Benioff and D.B. Weiss executive produced series and… Read


Freeform Hires Tricia Melton As SVP Marketing

Veteran marketer Tricia Melton has joined Freeform as SVP Marketing. She will lead the creative marketing vision for the network and spearhead the strategic execution of marketing activities across linear and digital platforms. Melton also will oversee on- and off-air marketing in addition to integrated marketing, audience development, franchise and brand management and promotional partnerships. She replaces Nigel Cox-Hagen, former SVP Marketing, Creative and Branding, who… Read


Diane Keaton’s AFI Life Achievement Tribute Sets TNT Airdate, Cinematographer Also To Be Feted

Diane Keaton

UPDATED, May 24, 9:32 AM: Ellen DeGeneres, Morgan Freeman, Steve Martin, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon will help honor the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Diane Keaton at the gala tribute on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. In addition, cinematographer Frederick Elmes who has worked with everyone from David Lynch to Ang Lee, will be presented with the 27th annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. The AFI Life Achievement Award… Read


Ellen DeGeneres To Make Stand-Up Return With Netflix Comedy Special

UPDATED: Another A-list standup comedian is returning to the mic for a Netflix special. Ellen DeGeneres is teaming with the Internet network for her first standup special in 15 years. The news was revealed on Twitter this morning, with DeGeneres playfully replying to Netflix’s invitation for a standup return. Let me think about it. Ok I'm in. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 24, 2017 Looks like it's been 15 years since you did a… Read


‘Wonder’ Trailer: First Look At Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay Heart-Tugger

Here’s the first look at Stephen Chbosky’s Wonder, the Julia Roberts-Owen Wilson movie costarring young Jacob Tremblay (Room) as Auggie, a boy born with facial differences making his first foray into a mainstream school. Roberts and Wilson play his parents. The tale, based on R. J. Palacio’s bestselling novel, is a heart-tugger, as the boy is both mocked and befriended at his new school, all while his protective parents learn to let go. The official synopsis continues… Read


‘The Brave’: Matt Corman & Chris Ord Join NBC Drama Series As Co-Showrunners

NBC and Universal TV have tapped Covert Affairs creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord as executive producers and co-showrunners of the new drama series The Brave, which landed the plum Monday 10 PM slot behind The Voice on the network’s fall schedule. On the series, from Universal TV and Keshet Studios, Corman and Ord will serve as co-showrunners alongside writer/creator Dean Georgaris (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life). The three executive produce… Read


Fox News Reveals “Smoking Gun” That They’re Spying On Andrea Tantaros, Claims Ex-Host’s Lawyer Amidst Sanctions Move By Newser

At this point, it feels like not a week goes by without some legal action related to Fox News Channel and this week is no exception, but today it is the cable newser that fired the latest salvo – and that has Andrea Tantaros' lawyer claiming Fox made his day. "I could not be happier about the strength of my case because Fox News has now handed me the smoking gun, evidence that they were electronically surveilling Ms. Tantaros' telephone conversations as late as April 21… Read


Deadline Disruptors 2017: Here’s The 100-Page Issue In PDF Form

Deadline Disruptors Magazine 2017

For a second straight year, Deadline published a print issue celebrating Disruptors, commemorating a long list of people who are treating the fast-changing digital landscape not as a hardship, but as an opportunity to take risks. We published the second one at the Cannes Festival. While we can’t replicate the added value of reading in the South of France our 100-page celebration of raging ambition, here is a PDF version of the entire magazine anyway. Though it was… Read


Poland Reaches Detente With Jim Cramer After Apology For Polish Army Crack

The Polish Embassy and CNBC’s Jim Cramer have kissed and made up after the Mad Money host tweeted a my-bad message for a recent colorful crack. We acknowledge and appreciate your apology — Embassy of Poland US (@PolishEmbassyUS) May 24, 2017 The Polish Embassy to the United States gave Cramer a refresher course in WWII this week after learning that, on May 11, he had remarked: "Macy's is like the Polish Army in WWII — it tried to field… Read