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CBS Lands Hot Gary Sanchez Comedy From Ben Schwartz & Laura Moses, Isla Fisher Comedy In Works At Gloria Sanchez

In a very competitive situation involving a four-way bidding, CBS has landed Things You Should Already Know, an ensemble single-camera comedy about millennials from Ben Schwartz (House Of Lies), Laura Moses, Gary Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios. The project is part of a first-look deal Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company has at CBS TV Studios. It already has yielded a series order, No Activity at CBS All Access. Additionally, Gloria Sanchez, the… Read

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Casting Directors Rally In Shubert Alley As NYC Pols Join Demand For Union Recognition From Producers

UPDATE: Responding to the Broadway League’s insistence that casting directors seek a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, Local 817 president Tom O’Donnell told Deadline:From Tom O'Donnell, President, Teamsters Local 817: “Casting directors notified the Broadway League months ago that they had decided to form a union. The producers can voluntarily recognize their union and bargain a contract. We are asking producers to do that, just like the producers in film… Read

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Jennifer Lawrence Reads Her Movie Reviews On YouTube To Stop Political Corruption

Jennifer Lawrence

First she made waves fighting to bring awareness to the pay gap between women and men in the entertainment industry. Then last week, Jennifer Lawrence took to Facebook and her 16.3 million followers (her only social media account) to ask fans to identify and shame white supremacists in photos from the Charlottesville rallies. “These are the faces of hate,” she wrote. “Look closely and post anyone you find. You can’t hide with the internet you pathetic cowards.” And now… Read

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Pearl Jam Concert Docu ‘Let’s Play Two’ Rocks Release Date

Eddie Vedder

Let’s Play Two, the Pearl Jam concert film born out of the band’s August 2016 shows at Chicago’s Wrigley Field during the Cubs’ World Series run, is heading to movie theaters. Abramorama has acquired theatrical rights to the pic, which will hit screens beginning with a weeklong worldwide theatrical engagement in select markets starting September 29 along with one-night-only theatrical events in more than 250 cities worldwide beginning October 3. The soundtrack also hits… Read

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Dove Cameron, Luke Benward, Bex Taylor-Klaus & More Added To Comedy Film ‘Dumplin’

EXCLUSIVE: The Anne Fletcher-helmed pageant musical comedy film Dumplin is rounding out its cast as production has officially commenced today in Atlanta. Liv and Maddie alum Dove Cameron, Luke Benward, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Maddie Baillio, Georgie Flores, and Ginger Minj (RuPaul’s Drag Race) have come aboard the pic, joining previously announced topliners Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald as well as Odeya Rush. Kristin Hahn wrote the screenplay, which based on Julie… Read

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Gabrielle Carteris Supporters Continue Win Streak In Local SAG-AFTRA Elections

Gabrielle Carteris

EXCLUSIVE: Supporters of SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris continue to rack up wins in local elections across the country – a juggernaut that shows all signs of propelling her to re-election when the ballots for national office are counted Thursday. Supporters of her Unite For Strength slate swept the New England local elections on Friday. Bill Mootos was re-elected to the union's national board of directors, handily defeating four other challengers; Michelle Proude… Read

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Queen Pic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Finds Bandmates In Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee & Joe Mazzello

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Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalpyse), Gwilym Lee (The Hollow Crown) and Joe Mazzello (The Social Network) have been cast alongside Rami Malek in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film Bohemian Rhapsodythe long-in-the-works movie about seminal British rock band Queen which Bryan Singer is helming. Deadline’s Mike Fleming previously exclusively broke the story announced that Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) will portray frontman Mercury. Hardy — who had been rumored in the British press for… Read

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Trump Address: Broadcast Networks Adjust Monday Night Programming For Afghanistan Speech

The broadcast networks are adjusting their Monday night programming for President Donald Trump’s primetime address to the nation about Afghanistan: CBS, NBC and Fox are all broadcasting the POTUS address live at 9 PM ET. The Tiffany network will air the speech as a CBS News Special Report, anchored by Anthony Mason. Major Garrett will report from the White House; David Martin from the Pentagon; and Charlie D'Agata from Kabul, Afghanistan. In the Eastern and Central time… Read

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‘Mary Magdalene’ Sets Easter Weekend Debut; ‘The Current War’ Moves To Late November

The Weinstein Company has set Easter weekend 2018, March 30-April 1, for the release of Garth Davis’ Mary Magdalenewhile the distributor’s Toronto Film Festival world premiere The Current War will now debut November 24 instead of December 22. Previously, Mary Magdalene was set for November 24. Both titles will receive a limited release. Rooney Mara, who worked with Davis on the $140M-grossing Lion, stars as the title character in Mary Magdalene, the most legendary and… Read

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Weather Channel’s Eclipse Live Feed Airs Audio Of F-Word

Total Eclipse

Oops. The Weather Channel had a bit of a glitch in its live stream of Monday’s total solar eclipse. Just before the TWC/Twitter live feed kicked off, audio of people talking could be heard, along with music playing in the background and a countdown clock visible on the video screen. A female voice came through at one point, saying “Who the f*ck is calling the studio?” Audio was fixed but the glitch did not go unnoticed by a few viewers. (The Twitter livestream is in… Read

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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Opening Credits Sequence Revealed

We’re getting the first look at the seventh installment of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology, American Horror Story: Cult, with the release of the opening credits sequence and the election theme coming more clearly into focus. After a close-up of bees swarming and crawling out of someone’s skin, we see what appear to be members of the cult in Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton masks along with an American flag covered in blood. During the recent TCA, EP Alexis Martin Woodall said… Read

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Bill Cosby Names Michael Jackson’s Attorney To Head Defense As Retrial For 2004 Rape Looms

(Updated with Cosby tweet) The lawyer who helped Michael Jackson get acquitted of child molestation charges in 2005 will be leading Bill Cosby’s attempt to escape a decade behind bars if found guilty in his criminal case retrial for the alleged 2004 rape of Andrea Constand. Frequent cable news pundit Tom Mesereau was named today to the much accused Cosby’s new defense team that also includes ex-federal prosecutor Kathleen Bliss and Philadelphia’s Sam Silver. Taking to… Read