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‘The Affair’: Guy Burnet Joins Season 3 In Recurring Role

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Guy Burnet (Ray Donovan) is joining Season 3 of Showtime drama series The Affair in a recurring role. Burnet will play Mike Cornwall, a graduate student and campus Lothario, who crosses paths with Noah Solloway (Dominic West). The Affair follows an extramarital situation as seen through distinctly different perspectives: the man, the woman and their respective spouses. Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson also star in the drama exec produced by creators Sarah… Read

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DDA Launches Awards Campaign Division Headed By Former Weinstein Exec

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EXCLUSIVE: PR agency DDA has launched an Awards & Special Projects division in the heat of Emmy voting season and as the fall film awards-season is poised to kick into high gear. The new unit will be spearheaded by Tolley Haycock Shields, a former Weinstein Company publicity exec who contributed to campaigns for Weinstein’s awards pics Carol, The Hateful Eight and The Hunting Ground last year as well as The Imitation Game, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Undefea… Read

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Alibaba Pictures Group Cites Online Build-Up In $69M Loss, Despite Earnings Gains

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Alibaba Pictures Group Limited, which has been investing in several Paramount Pictures films since last year including Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows and Star Trek Beyond, reported a revenue increase of 1022% compared with the same six-month period the previous year, mostly due to its vast Internet segment. The build-out of that segment however resulted in a net loss of $69.81M (RMB465.7 million) for the first half of… Read

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Nielsen Pegs TV Households At 118.4M For 2016-17 Season

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Nielsen has a new denominator for its computation of TV ratings in the 2016-17 TV season. It increased its National Television Household Universe figure by 1.7% to 118.4 million homes. That translates into a 0.8% increase, to 96%, in the percent of households that receive traditional TV signals from broadcast, cable, DBS, telco or broadband. The number of persons over age 2 in those homes is up 1.6% to 301.7 million.The ratings company adds that it sees increases in the… Read

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‘Jason Bourne’ Feeling Backlash From China Audiences Over 3D Version

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Jason Bourne, Universal’s fifth film in the series, debuted Wednesday in China to the highest gross of all previous installments. But after only two days, audiences in the Middle Kingdom are speaking out about how they feel exploited (and some of them physically ill) over the fact the film was released primarily in the 3D format. Fans of the franchise are blasting the film’s distributors for trying to capitalize with higher ticket prices on a film that doesn’t lend itself… Read

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Tronc Shares Soar On Report That Gannett Sweetened Its Offer Again

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Shares in Los Angeles Times publisher Tronc are up more than 7% this morning — and touched a 52-week high of $17.53 — following a report that Gannett has sweetened its acquisition offer to more than $18. That means it’s “no longer a question of whether to sell or not, but for how much,” analyst Ken Doctor says in Politico. Gannett CEO Bob Dickey made the new offer in person at a meeting in L.A. with Tronc Chairman Michael Ferro and CEO Justin Dearborn, Doctor says citing… Read

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Barbra Streisand Duets With Donald Trump On ‘Tonight Show’

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Barbra Streisand visited Jimmy Fallon last night on Tonight Show where she performed a duet with “Donald Trump.” “Together we’re going to make duets great again!” Trump promised. “You’re a really great singer, but I’m fantastic. I sing all the best words,” he boasted at Babs. Appropriately, they sang Irving Berlin’s “Anything You Can Do,” from Annie Get Your Gun, with lyrics changed for the time. Trump got all the best lines: Any wall you can build I can build taller, I ca… Read

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‘Veep’s Tony Hale Hovers As VP Hopeful Tim Kaine Makes Late-Night Debut On Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

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Tony Hale, aka Veep’s sycophantic Washington body man Gary Walsh, hovered behind Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine tonight as the candidate met Late Show host Stephen Colbert in the green room, whispering helpful information. After two segments with Kaine, Colbert brought out Hale to ask him if Clinton and Kaine should watch HBO’s Veep for pointers. “Don’t watch it,” Hale advised. “There’s not good models of politics on my show….I think it’s more about office politics… Read

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Veep Candidate Tim Kaine Dispatches Donald Trump Over Hillary ‘Bigot’ Remarks On Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ – Update

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UPDATE with more video: Tony Hale, aka Veep’s sycophantic Washington body man Gary Walsh, hovered behind Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine tonight as the candidate met Late Show host Stephen Colbert in the green room, whispering helpful information. With Hale’s help, Kaine’s late-night debut went very well. Preliminaries over with, Colbert reminded viewers the first presidential debate will be held on Monday, September 26, and that his show will broadcast live after the… Read

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Crime Series ‘Marcella’ Returning To ITV & Netflix For 2nd Season – Edinburgh

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ITV and Netflix crime series Marcella has been picked up for a second season. The eight-part drama from Hans Rosenfeldt, creator of the original Swedish/Danish co-production The Bridge (Bron), will air in the UK on ITV next year and go out worldwide via Netflix following the UK broadcast. The streaming service acquired the Anna Friel-starring series earlier this year. Buccaneer Media will again produce what’s been billed as Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain… Read

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Britney Spears Debuts On Carpool Karaoke, Talks Men, Marriage, More Kids

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Britney Spears’ Carpool Karoake with James Corden debuted on CBS’s Late Late Show tonight. Corden asked Spears what "Oops!… I Did It Again" really is about. "I don't know. I really don't know," Britney confessed. "I think it's just a song." Later she revealed, "I want more" kids. "Like three more. I have to find the right guy first," Britney remembers. "Who would that be? What are you looking for?" Corden wonders, speaking for us all. "I think I might not ever go to men… Read

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Donald Trump Talks “Tunnel Technology” And Hillary Clinton As “Bigot” In Interview With Anderson Cooper

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Updated with video: Donald Trump talked “tunnel technology,” and deporting the “bad dudes” in an interview today with Anderson Cooper and flatly denied Cooper’s insinuation he’d just flip-flopped on his flip-flop on his position about undocumented immigrants. And, Hillary Clinton? “She is a bigot,” Trump says in the interview that aired tonight. It’s Trump’s first non-Fox News Channel interview since late July, when he got mocked for telling ABC News’ George… Read