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‘Secrets & Lies’ Review: Truth Is There’s Not Much There, Says Dominic Patten

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The inside track about the 10-episode limited series Secret & Lies is that you've seen it all before. As I say in my video review above, this Ryan Phillippe- and Juliette Lewis-led series about a suburbanite married father of two suspected of killing a young boy is nothing more than a collection of clichés. Based on the Australian series, ABC’s Secret & Lies — from Kapital Entertainment, ABC Studios and Down Under's Hoodlum Entertainment — has its two-hour premiere on… Read

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‘Midnight Rider’ Court’s Wi-Fi Password Raises Questions Of Bias

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The Wi-Fi password in the Georgia courthouse where the Midnight Rider defendants will be standing trial beginning March 9 appears to show a distinct bias against criminal defendants. The court's password is LOCKUMALLUP** (Lock ‘Em All Up — password partially redacted). "That seems highly inappropriate to me," Don Samuel, the attorney representing Midnight Rider director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin, told Deadline. Reporters covering the criminal trespassing and… Read

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Marc Forster Sets Blake Lively, Jason Clarke For ‘All I See Is You’

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World War Z helmer Marc Forster has set Blake Lively and Jason Clarke to star in All I See Is You, an SC International Pictures-funded indie that Forster wrote with Sean Conway. SC International Pictures, run by Michael Selby, will produce with Wing And A Prayer Pictures, LINK Entertainment and 2Dux2. Forster produces with Craig Baumgarten, Michael Selby and Jillian Kugler. Brian Wilkins, Ron Perlman, the Sons Of Anarchy star behind Wing And A Prayer and Renee Wolfe will… Read

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Meagan Good To Star In ‘Minority Report’ Fox Pilot

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Meagan Good (Think Like A Man franchise) has signed on as the female lead in Fox's drama pilot Minority Report, a sequel to the Steven Spielberg-directed movie set 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. One of the three Precogs, Dash, struggles to lead a "normal" human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future, when he meets a detective, Lara Vega (Good), who’s not afraid to break a few rules. Haunted by her past, Vega just might help him find a purpose to… Read

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Power Rangers Fan Video Yanked From YouTube; Filmmakers Vow To Fight

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A 14-minute Power Rangers fan video starring James Van der Beek and Katee Sackhoff that received more than 12 million YouTube views in two days has been yanked off the site after a copyright challenge by owner Saban Brands. The short film's producer is now vowing to put up a legal fight. The Power/Rangers video was posted Tuesday on YouTube and Vimeo and was almost immediately taken down from Vimeo after the site received a complaint from billionaire Haim Saban’s company… Read

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SPWA’s Faith Division AFFIRM Acquires ‘The Devil In Pew Number Seven’

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AFFIRM Films, the faith based division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, has teamed with Mass Hysteria Entertainment to make a movie out The Devil In Pew Number Seven, the Rebecca Nichols Alonzo and Bob DeMoss book published in 2010 by Tyndale House. Steve Armour has been set to write the script. The book tells the true story of Rebecca Nichols, who as a child moved with her father to a North Carolina town where he served as pastor. While he was welcomed by the… Read

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Hollywood Ad Firm Ignition Creative Names COO

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Carrie Wiltshire has been named Chief Operating Officer of Ignition Creative, the Santa Monica-based ad agency that formulates marketing materials and campaigns and services pretty much every Hollywood studio and network in town. Wiltshire, who had been with the company in various capacities since 2006, will be responsible for directing, administering and coordinating internal operational activities of the 275-member creative team worldwide. Ignition recently worked on… Read

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Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker Talk Show To Bow On Fox TV Stations This Summer

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Lifestyle talker The Boris And Nicole Show, from married Hollywood couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, will air on select Fox-owned stations in several markets, including New York and LA, beginning July 6. The series will bring the couple’s take on topics ranging from current events to parenting and relationships, said Stephen Brown, EVP Programming and Development at FTS. Celebrity guests also will be featured. Kodjoe and Parker will serve as co-executive… Read

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Sony Digital Boss Bob Osher Pink Slipped As More Changes Hit Studio

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Change comes in waves at Sony Pictures, but the waves are fast. Just two days after Tom Rothman was announced as Amy Pascal's replacement, the president of the studio's digital division has been shown the door. Bob Osher's exit after nearly seven years in the job over in Culver City wasn't altogether unexpected. In emails leaked out from the massive hacking of Sony in November, the now recently reupped Michael Lynton hinted to now-departed Pascal that Osher should be… Read

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Bill O’Reilly Flattens Obama In Timeslot Ratings Competition

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Bill O'Reilly pummeled President Obama last night in the ratings. The Fox News Channel star clocked 705,000 news demo viewers last night on The O’Reilly Factor – his biggest haul in that 25-54 age bracket this calendar year to date. Obama, meanwhile, appeared in O’Reilly’s timeslot on MSNBC; he was interviewed by Jose Diaz-Balart about immigration policy, at a town hall meeting held at Florida International University campus. He logged 129,000 news-demo viewers CNN’s AC 36… Read

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Kylie Bunbury Joins ‘Under The Dome'; Nic Bishop In ‘Dominion’

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Kylie Bunbury (Twisted) has joined the cast of CBS’ summer drama series Under The Dome, from Amblin TV and CBS TV Studios. Bunbury will play Eva, a beautiful and intelligent woman who comes to Chester's Mill with her boss, Lucy, in search of the egg. Eva is used to following Lucy's orders without question, but Eva's interest in Barbie (Mike Vogel) may complicate matters for all of them, as well as Julia (Rachelle LeFevre). Under The Dome tells the story of the residents… Read

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Bruce Willis Thriller ‘Wake’ Shuts Down Amid Budget Woes

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After about a week to 10 days into production, the Bruce Willis-starring indie Wake has shut down due to financial woes, sources tell Deadline. “It was headed in that direction for a while,” said one source with knowledge of the production issues. The thriller directed by John Pogue, which also stars Ben Kinglsey, Ellen Burstyn and Piper Perabo, is being produced by Michael Benaroya, Tobin Armbrust, David Alpert and Chris Cowles, with Frank Hildebrand listed as executive… Read