Donald Trump Lays Out Plans For “Win” In Afghanistan
American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia will change dramatically, President Donald Trump vowed tonight in his first major policy address to the nation since his address to the joint session of Congress in February.
Trump said his strategy to move the country forward in its longest war marks a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions. He blasted as “counterproductive” previous administrations’ love of announcing in advance the dates it intended… Read
New York Talent Agent Who Vanished A Week Ago Still Missing
Authorities remain baffled over the disappearance of talent agent Mark Schlegel, who last was seen leaving his New Jersey home more than a week ago.
“There’s been no contact from him or with anybody who knows his possible whereabouts,” Oradell Sgt. Derek Kahill tells nj.com. “There’s a lot of concern in general.”
Schlegel, 57, who works for CornerStone Talent Agency in Manhattan, has a client list that includes Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Daniel Sunjata (The Dark Knigh… Read
‘Grace And Frankie’ Emmy-Nominated Production Designer Devorah Herbert Brings Warmth To Odd Couple Comedy
Crew Call Podcast: In a very short time in Hollywood, production designer Devorah Herbert has left an everlasting visual impression in film and television. She brought a gritty, South Central L.A. authenticity to David Ayer’s crime dramas such as End Of Watch and Harsh Times, and she boldly established a red palette in the pilot of ABC’s Revenge — emphasized so greatly during its murder-on-the-beach wedding scene — a motif that continued throughout the series’ first… Read
ABC Nabs ‘Romeos & Juliets’ CIA Light Drama From Julie Anne Robinson, Jay Scherick & David Ronn As Put Pilot
ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Romeos & Juliets, a light one-hour from writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn (The Smurfs, Zookeeeper), Julie Anne Robinson and her production company CannyLads Productions. Universal TV, where Robinson inked an overall deal in May, is the studio.
Written by Scherick and Ronn and to be directed by Robinson, Romeos & Juliets centers on a badass, tough-as-nails female CIA operative who is forced to partner with a handsome, self-absorbed… Read
SAG-AFTRA Presidential Candidate Peter Antico Has Plan To Reshape Union
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Antico is fighting an uphill battle to become the next president of SAG-AFTRA, but he believes he has enough support from members to push him over the top when votes are counted Thursday. His supporters include Sylvester Stallone, Cuba Gooding Jr, Mickey Rourke, Andrew Dice Clay and Morgan Brittany.
Long an outspoken critic of the union's current regime, he split from the main opposition group, Membership First, because he said they weren't doing enough… Read
‘Flip Or Flop Atlanta’ Renewed For Season 2 By HGTV
Five episodes in to its first season, Flip or Flop Atlanta has renewed for a second go-round. HGTV has ordered a 14-episode Season 2 for premiere in 2018.
The second spinoff in the network’s popular Flip or Flop franchise has attracted more than 7.9 million viewers since its July 20 premiere and helped HGTV rank as a top three cable network among upscale women 25-54 in the Thursday 9-9:30 PM time slot. The series follows Ken Corsini, a licensed contractor, and his wife… Read
‘Gaycation’ Hosts Ellen Page & Ian Daniel On Recent Acts Of Intolerance And Violence: “There’s Not Two Sides Here”
Receiving its second consecutive Emmy nomination this year in the category of Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, Viceland’s Gaycation is among those series that seem to be redefining what reality television can be.
Hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, the series sees the creative partners traveling around the globe to place a spotlight on LGBT communities in different areas, and the level of adversity these people face. In light of the… Read
Hollywood And Washington React Very Differently To Total Eclipse
The country today took a break from ripping itself apart to revel in a rare total eclipse of the sun. Politicians, on break, got out their deck chairs:
I'm Ready! #EclipseDay pic.twitter.com/IIqbJebcww
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 21, 2017
…or made a wish:
Most adorable eclipse photo goes to… Jeff Sessions pic.twitter.com/9w4GtWRfnV
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) August 21, 2017
…while President Donald Trump, back in the renovated White House… Read
‘Friends From College’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix
Netflix has given an eight-episode second-season order to Friends From College. The renewal comes a month after the ensemble comedy created/executive produced by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Francesca Delbanco was released on July 14.
Friends From College stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park as a sextet of friends from Harvard in interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another who face… Read
‘Power’ Hits Season High Viewership, Despite Online Leaks Of Starz Drama
With a vital death, a powerful meet-up between old lovers, city power plays plus online leaks and despite facing the penultimate episode of the penultimate season of Game Of Thrones, last night's Power hit a season high among viewers.
In what is the fifth-best number the Starz drama has ever done, Sunday's 9 PM "That Ain't Me" Season 4 episode snared an audience of 1.9 million. That's the best the Courtney Kemp-created Power has done since the 2.01 million who watched the… Read
‘Labor Of Love’ Reality Series About Women’s Quest To Have A Child In Works At Fox
EXCLUSIVE: Fox is eyeing a return to provocative reality fare with Labor Of Love, a new unscripted series project that would follow professional women in their 30s or 40s who decide to have a baby.
Labor Of Love, now in early stages of development, hails from Howard Owens and Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content and Project Runway executive producer Desiree Gruber. Alex Duda, former executive producer of Steve Harvey and The Tyra Banks Show and creator of Jerseylicious, has… Read
‘Feud’ Casting Director Eric Dawson Talks John Waters Cameo & The Strengths Of Ryan Murphy’s Process
When casting a project based on real life figures, directors tend to place primary importance on an actor’s interpretation of a character, rather than any physical resemblance, recognizing that it’s not always possible to find an actor who can embody a character, both spiritually and physically. In the final moments of Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan, when stills of Murphy’s cast are juxtaposed with images of the real persons represented, it becomes clear that the… Read