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Jennifer Ashton Named Chief Medical Correspondent At ABC News

Dr. Jennifer Ashton has been named Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News. She joined the ABC News Medical Unit five years ago and most recently had been Chief Women’s Health Correspondent for ABC News. Ashton, who last year added a Master's Degree in human nutrition to her resume, began her television career in 2006 as Fox News Channel medical contributor. In February, Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' Chief Health and Medical Editor, announced he was leaving to become… Read


‘Hangman’ Trailer: Al Pacino Plays Deadly Game With Serial Killer

“I don’t want to see them die for what I did,” growls Al Pacino as the grizzled homicide detective in Johnny Martin’s upcoming crime thriller Hangman. This new trailer doesn’t make clear exactly what Pacino did – whether he missed a vowel or consonant in the child’s game of the title, or maybe something worse – but victims are hanging around all over town. Set to the tune of “House of the Rising Sun,” the trailer introduces us to Pacino’s homicide detective Ray Archer and… Read


Tracy Morgan Talks Brooklyn Gentrification, Halloween Costume With Jimmy Kimmel

Gentrified Brooklyn perplexes Tracy Morgan, who described his reax on Jimmy Kimmel Live during its week of broadcasts from the borough. “It’s weird to see white people walking down Myrtle Avenue, unafraid,” Morgan said. “I'm a black man from Brooklyn and I'm afraid. I come out of a coma and everything has changed!” Morgan, who’s upcoming TBS show The Last O.G. is set in Brooklyn, told Kimmel he was well known locally as a kid, being the one who had pooped in protest at… Read


Tribeca’s Through Her Lens Selects ‘Suicide By Sunlight’ For Funding

Tribeca’s Through Her Lens program awarded short film project Suicide by Sunlight as the recipient of full production funding. The selection of the film (directed by Nikyatu Jusu, who co-wrote with R. Shanea Williams), was announced last night at the conclusion of the third annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program. Filmmakers from five projects took part in this year’s three-day program, sponsored by Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel, presenting… Read

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China Box Office Poised To Hit $8.31B In 2017, Regulator Forecasts

Chinese box office is expected to see a strong boost when 2017's final numbers are tallied: up as much as 20% or more to RMB 55B ($8.31B), according to the state media authority. The growth this year is spurred on by the massive takings of Wolf Warrior 2 and other hits like The Fate Of The Furious and the current Never Say Die. A ticketing fee factored into the totals doesn’t hurt either. The figures were unveiled by SAPPRFT Vice Minister, Zhang Hongsen, at a press… Read


TV Academy Board Votes To Initiate Disciplinary Proceedings On Harvey Weinstein; Hearing Set For November

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Harvey Weinstein may be dismissed from another entertainment industry organization. After a discussion at tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Television Academy’s board of governors, the group voted to initiate disciplinary proceedings on the disgraced mogul, possibly expelling him from the organization that numbers nearly 22,000 active voting members. The procedure is in accordance with the Academy’s “established procedures” for such actions. Per the Academy’s… Read


Dodgers Clinch World Series Berth; Can Yankees Complete Major TV Market Sweep?

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The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their first trip to the World Series in 29 years tonight with an 11-1 victory over the defending champion Chicago Cubs to win the National League Championship Series. Dodgers outfielder Kike Hernandez hit three home runs in the victory, the first Dodger to do so in a championship game. The last time the Dodgers make the World Series was 1988, when they beat the Oakland A’s for the franchise’s sixth world championship. Fox, which broadcasts… Read


Lupita Nyong’o Speaks Out On Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassments In NY Times Op-ed

Director, producer and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has detailed yet another series of Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment encounters. In an essay in the New York Times, Nyong’o told of several explicit passes Weinstein tried to foist on her early in her career. “I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years, Nyong’o wrote of her reasons for… Read

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Review: Slimmer And Sillier, Harvey Fierstein’s ‘Torch Song’ Is Revived With Michael Urie & Mercedes Ruehl

Shorter by a big word and a long act, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy is back, trim, glittering and rechristened, simply, Torch Song. Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty‘s Marc St. James) and Oscar winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King) play nice Jewish drag queen Arnold Beckoff and his loving, if annoying, Ma – roles indelibly created in 1982 by the playwright and a pre-Golden Girls Estelle Getty. The production, which opened tonight at off-Broadway’s Second… Read

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Lorenzo di Bonaventura On Moviegoing In A Streaming World: “We Still Have The Advantage Of Spectacle”

While some in the industry worry that moviegoing will eventually cave into in-home streaming, Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura offered up a pragmatic perspective. “It’s a little daunting right now for us to know where we’re headed. There are increasing reasons to draw attention to other things,” said di Bonaventura about the video games and social media that pull the younger males away from the cinema. However, “We still have the advantage of… Read


Fox Buys Native American Family Comedy From Lucas Brown Eyes & ‘It’s KatzSmith

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This is a concept that stands out in the sea of comedy pitches bought by the broadcast networks every year. Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Reservations, a single-camera comedy from Young & Hungry scribe Lucas Brown Eyes, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith’s KatzSmith (It), and 20th Century Fox Television. Created and written by Lucas Brown Eyes, Reservations is based on his real-life story. The comedy follows a Native American family that trades… Read


Sean Penn Calls Netflix’s ‘El Chapo’ Docu “Cheap” & “Reckless”; It’s Still Debuting Friday

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With just hours to go before The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story debuts on Netflix, Sean Penn has come up empty in trying to get changes made to the self-described documentary series. Despite claims by other outlets that the Oscar winner is trying to block the three-episode series by the Mexican actress, Deadline has learned that Penn’s sole aim was to see his part in the infamous October 2015 meeting with drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera depicted… Read