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Stephen Colbert Takes Viewers Down Donald Trump’s FBI Conspiracy Theory Rabbit Hole

Stephen Colbert explained to Late Show viewers how President Donald Trump blew the lid off the “deep state” plan to infiltrate his campaign and hand the election to Hillary Clinton. Follow Trump down this latest rabbit hole: The ‘deep state’ FBI embedded a spy very early in the campaign. The bureau paid this spy massive sums of money to sabotage the Trump campaign, with false claims of Russian collusion that would appear in the press. This was done in order to help… Read

Abrams Artists Agency Ups Jade Sherman To VP On Digital Team

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EXCLUSIVE: Abrams Artists Agency has promoted agent Jade Sherman to VP of the company's Digital Media division based in Los Angeles. Working with New York digital team, Sherman will help grow the department and expand the development and cross-platforming of social media influencers in the lifestyle, fashion, beauty and sports entertainment spaces. She will report to Alec Shankman, SVP and Head of Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing and Branding. Sherman… Read

ABC Answers Michael Jackson Estate’s Claim That Network Didn’t Secure Rights For Special On Late Singer – Update

UPDATED, 4:28 PM: ABC News has responded to the Michael Jackson estate’s claim that the network didn’t secure rights to te late singer’s music and other IP that it used for Thursday’s primetime special The Last Days of Michael Jackson. In a statement to Deadline, an ABC News spokesman said: "ABC News' documentary explores the life, career and legacy of Michael Jackson, who remains of great interest to people worldwide. The program does not infringe on his estate's rights… Read

WME Signs Director Karena Evans

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EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed director, actor, and writer Karena Evans and will work to expand her business in all areas including film, television and non-scripted. Evans is a protege of SuperFly’s Director X and is best known as a music video director, helming high profile videos. She worked with Drake on his videos for “God’s Plan” and the star-studded “Nice For What” which featured A-listers Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Rashida Jones,Tracee Ellis Ross, Misty Copland, Olivia… Read

Why Is Comcast Still So Hot For Fox?

Comcast confirmed today it’s not taking “no” for an answer in its pursuit of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets. The U.S. cable giant said plans are in an “advanced stage” for it to make a richer, all-cash offer for the constellation of media assets that Fox agreed to sell to Disney last December in an all-stock deal valued at $52.4 billion. The price is likely to reach $60 billion and could go even higher, especially if a federal judge rules June 12 to allow… Read

Moses Farrow Defends Woody Allen And Accuses Mia Of Abuse; Dylan Farrow Responds

The sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen have surfaced once again. This time, Moses Farrow, Mia Farrow’s and Allen’s adopted son, has come forward to open another can of worms. In an essay titled “A Son Speaks Out” Moses defends his father against his sister Dylan’s accusations and claims that Mia was abusive. In turn, Dylan has responded to his essay. In the lengthy essay posted on May 23, Moses said “I'm a very private person and not at all interested in public… Read

Donald Trump To Talk NFL, FBI Plots, And MS-13 With Brian Kilmeade On Thursday’s ‘Fox & Friends’

If you are wondering why President Donald Trump has yet to weigh in on Twitter about the NFL’s announcement it will fine any player on field who does not stand during the National Anthem during games, it may be because Trump wants to save his reaction for his pals at Fox & Friends. The Fox News Channel show announced this afternoon it will air an interview with Trump on tomorrow morning’s show in which he “reacts” to the new NFL ruling on national anthem protests. In the… Read

Mike Pence Tweets Charlie Sheen-ily After NFL Unveils New No-Kneeling National Anthem Rule

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President Donald Trump has not yet weighed in today’s newly announced NFL’s policy of fining players who refuse to stand on the field during the national anthem, but his NFL Game Walker Outer In Chief, Veep Mike Pence has. “#Winning,” Pence tweeted in a victory lap: #Winning 🇺🇸 — Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 23, 2018 Pence… Read

Harvey Weinstein Faces Federal Sex Crimes Probe As NYC & LA Cases Amble

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With a grand jury convened by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and police investigations on both coasts looking into sexual assault allegations, Harvey Weinstein now has to face a probe from the feds. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York has opened a sex crimes investigation into Weinstein to see whether the disgraced producer crossed state lines with the intent of committing an assault in the Empire State. "It is at early stages, but… Read

Bill Hader & Alec Berg Bringing ‘Barry’ To Produced By Conference

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The Producers Guild of America’s annual Produced By Conference next month in Los Angeles has rounded out its list of participants including adding Barry co-creators Bill Hader and Alec Berg for a “Conversation With” session. Skydance Television president Marcy Ross and Hyde Park Entertainment group boss Ashok Amritraj are also among those that have been added to the lineup for the two-day event, set for June 9-10 on the Paramount lot. They newcomers join already announced… Read

ESPN Confirms Expanded Deal For UFC Rights, Elbowing Out Fox – Update

Updated with official confirmation and additional details. ESPN, which last month set a streaming deal with the UFC, confirmed it has added linear TV rights to that package, with a major five-year pact that ends the circuit’s seven-year run on Fox Sports. The official announcement did not specify terms, but sources confirmed to Deadline earlier today that the UFC would get $300 million a year in a five-year deal starting in January — double what Fox paid on an average… Read

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Danielle Brooks Signs With UTA

EXCLUSIVE: Actress Danielle Brooks, known for her breakout role as Taystee on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black series, has inked with UTA for agency representation. Brooks, who was previously with Innovative, picked up three SAG awards for performance by an ensemble in a comedy series for OITNB. She has also guest-starred on Netflix's Master of None as well as HBO's Girls. On the film front, Brooks has three projects coming up: the untitled Chris Morris film with Anna… Read