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Brenda Vaccaro & ‘The Night Of’s Poorna Jagannathan Join Netflix Drama ‘Gyspy’ – Update

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UPDATED, 1:21 PM: Poorna Jagannathan. hot off her role in HBO’s summer miniseries The Night Of, and Brenda Vaccaro have joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming drama series Gypsy. Naomi Watts stars as a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives. Jagannathan will play a straight-shooting fellow therapist at Jean's practice with an irreverent sense of humor and a laid-back vibe. No word on Vaccaro’s role. Billy… Read

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Pierce Brosnan Joins ‘The Only Living Boy In New York’

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EXCLUSIVE: Pierce Brosnan has just signed on to star in The Only Living Boy In New York, the Marc Webb-directed film for Amazon Studios. He joins Jeff Bridges, Kate BeckinsaleCallum Turner, and Kiersey Clemons in the drama that follows a recent college graduate who begins a relationship with his father's mistress. The script is by Allan Loeb with Albert Berger, John Fogel and Ron Yerxa serving as producers. Brosnan’s thriller I.T. from director John Moore, opened today in… Read

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Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump On Eve Of First Presidential Debate In Dramatic Reversal

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Ted Cruz this afternoon endorsed the man he once called "utterly amoral" and a "pathological liar" who builds giant buildings on which to put his name because of a “yawning cavern of insecurity.” That would be Donald Trump, per Cruz’s description of the GOP candidate back in May. On Facebook today, the Texas senator explained his dramatic reversal: “First, last year I promised to support the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word,” Cruz said. “Second, even… Read

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Rob Moore Exiting As Paramount Vice Chairman

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Robert S. Moore is leaving his post as vice chairman of Paramount Pictures, people briefed on his departure confirmed Friday. Those people said superiors at Viacom forced his departure after killing the proposed sale of a studio stake to China’s Wanda Group, a sale of which Moore was a strong advocate. It is has been widely rumored that Jim Gianopulos, who recently left his job as chief executive of the Fox studio, would take a role at Paramount; but Gianopulos, who has… Read

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No Debate: ‘The Purge: Election Year’ Trumps Record Gross For Horror Franchise

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EXCLUSIVE: Moviegoers have voted with their wallets, and Universal’s latest horror collaboration with Blumhouse productions, The Purge: Election Year, is the highest-grossing title in the Purge horror franchise with a worldwide ticket stub count of $114.2M. Summer saw a huge boom for the horror genre with The Conjuring 2, Don’t Breathe and Lights Out, and Election Year is part of that success with $79M in domestic ticket sales and $35.2M overseas. All in, The… Read

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Carey Mulligan Star In ‘Wildlife’, Paul Dano’s Directing Debut

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Paul Dano is set to make his directorial debut with Wildlife, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan in a period drama based on Robert Ford’s 1990 novel. Production is set to launch in November for June Pictures and Nine Stories. Co-written by Dano and Zoe Kazan, the film centers on a teenage boy who witnesses the decay of his parents' marriage after their move to Montana. Wildlife is produced by Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks for June Pictures, and Gyllenhaal and Riva… Read

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‘Ride With Norman Reedus’ Renewed For Season 2 On AMC

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Ride on, AMC. The cable net said today that it has ordered a second season of Ride with Norman Reedus, its motorcycle travelogue that follows the Walking Dead star as he hits the road on a journey to amazing places and samples local cultures. "The reaction to Ride has been incredibly positive,” said Reedus who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC’s zombie drama. “I am glad to be able to show audiences a different side of me, and we have gotten a great response to the candid… Read

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Freeform Developing Late-Night Show With Comedian Iliza Shlesinger

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Freeform is developing a late-night series with comedian Iliza Shlesinger, the channel announced today.  "We were looking for a voice that speaks to and for our audience, and we have found it in Iliza," said Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform. "We weren't just looking to get into late-night for the sake of it—it's Iliza's brilliantly modern take on culture, relationships, and gender politics that made her vision for a series… Read

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Studio 8 Nabs Richard Kadrey’s ‘Sandman Slim’ Book Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Studio 8 has picked up the rights to New York Times bestseller Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim, the eight book urban fantasy series, with a ninth on the way in 2017. Kel Symons is attached to adapt the novels, which are being eyed as a potential franchise. The series revolves around James “Sandman Slim” Stark, a fast talking, hard-boiled, supernatural vigilante who escapes from Hell to avenge his girlfriend’s murder and hunt down the magicians responsible for… Read

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‘La La Land’ Shuffles Back One Weekend In December Rollout

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Ask a number of awards prognosticators around town: If they had to make a bet in Las Vegas on a surefire Oscar contender right now, it would be Lionsgate’s La La Landwhich just won the awards-bellwether People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival. Lionsgate just announced that instead of debuting the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone musical in limited theaters on December 2, they’ll now step back to December 9. As originally planned, the wide break for the Damien… Read

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Indie Rom-Com ‘F*cking People’ Finds More People

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Josh Radnor, Aya Cash and Fortune Feimster are joining topliner Noël Wells and Carly Chaikin in F*cking People, the indie dark romantic comedy written and being directed by Theresa Bennett. Shooting is underway in Austin. The plot: Determined not to become her feckless parents or to be drawn into any relationship longer than a one-night stand, Zoe (Wells) struggles to keep her head above water with her failing business and her failing love life. Startled to find herself… Read

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James Corden Settles Controversy As To Whether ‘Stranger Things’ Steve Fathered ‘Parks & Rec’s Jean-Ralphio

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Ben Schwartz, who played Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on Parks and Recreation, joined Joe Keery, who plays Steve Harrington in Netflix’s Stranger Things, for an interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Nischelle Turner as to whether Keery’s character is, in fact the father of Schwartz’s character. The investigative piece was handled by CBS’s James Corden-hosted Late Late Show, because CBS News was busy getting to the bottom of the report in CBS This Morning co-host Charlie… Read