Steve Bannon On Exit: “I’ve Got My Hands Back On My Weapons”
Steve Bannon, the lightning rod strategic adviser to President Donald Trump who either was dismissed from his White House post earlier today or exited on his own, has spoken out in an interview with the conservative-leaning The Weekly Standard.
In an exit interview of sorts that certainly will serve as a blueprint of what to expect now that he is back as executive chairman of Breitbart News, Bannon said he’d continue to “focus on going after the establishment” but that… Read
FX Acquires ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Logan’, ‘Girls Trip’, ‘Despicable Me 3’, ‘War For The Planet of the Apes’ & More Movies
FX continues to stock up on big movie titles as theatrical films more and more deliver stronger ratings for basic cable networks than off-network series, making them a good investment.
FX, which was an early adopter of the strategy, has picked up another 17 2017 movies over the past seven months from Fox, Universal and Sony. They include most of the biggest grossers of the year to date outside of the Marvel and some other Disney titles that are locked into existing TV… Read
‘Westworld’s Thandie Newton On HBO’s Series Strengths, Season 2 & Freedom — Emmys
"Nothing's ever taken for granted on this show let me tell you," says Thandie Newton from the Season 2 set of Westworld. Certainly, with a drama topping 22 Emmy nominations this year, the much watched and much discussed HBO series based on Michael Crichton's 1973 movie has emerged as the premium cabler's new blockbuster in more ways than one.
For the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama nominee, the Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan showrun series drills into deep notions of… Read
Kim Kardashian To Co-Host ‘Live With Kelly And Ryan’ This Month
Kim Kardashian West is set to co-host Live With Kelly and Ryan with her pal Ryan Seacrest on Monday, August 28, stepping in for Kelly Ripa.
This will be Kardashian's first time co-hosting with Seacrest and her second time co-hosting on the show, after having teamed up with Kelly Ripa for a day in 2012.
Actor Eric Dane and country singer and TV personality Kellie Pickler will be the duo’s guests during the hour, along with Extreme Pumpkin Carver Tom Nardone. Kardashian… Read
Steve Bannon Exits As Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist, Returns To Breitbart As “Populist Hero”
2ND UPDATE: Well, that didn’t take long. Hours after news broke that chief strategist is leaving the Trump administration, Breitbart announced that he is returning to the alt-right outlet as executive chairman — the post he held from 2012-16 before joining Donald Trump’s campaign.
Breitbart.com’s headline on its Bannon story calls him a “populist hero.” "The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today," Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow said in the… Read
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ VFX Supervisor Brendan Taylor On Dismantling Church With Potent, Invisible Effects
In the brave new world of visual effects, where the only limitations are those of the imagination, visual effects break down broadly into categories—the flashy sort involved with Valerian-style world building, or Game of Thrones‘ dragons, and the kind that operates entirely behind the scenes, invisibly.
In the case of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, visual effects supervisor Brendan Taylor was largely working with the latter. In Season 1, one of Taylor’s biggest projects was… Read
Univision Chief: CEOs Must Denounce Racism And The “Current Insanity”
Add Univision Communications CEO Randy Falco to the growing list of executives calling for full-throated opposition to bigotry following President Donald Trump’s response to last weekend’s clashes in Charlottesville.
Without mentioning Trump by name, Falco said in an open letter that he opposes the “abject failure to clearly and forcefully denounce the actions of white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, and others who espouse racist and hateful views.”
He adds that the “current… Read
Stephen Colbert Updates Steve Bannon’s Résumé: Skills Include “Dissolving Enemies In Bathtub”
Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show has spared some time and effort for the newly unemployed Steve Bannon. In a new Late Show video, Bannon’s résumé gets a thorough update, with his skills amended to include Microsoft Excel and “Dissolving enemies in bathtub” (watch the video below).
Employment history? Seems Bannon was Satan’s intern while working at the 9th Circle of Hell, where his duties were “Tormenting sinners by forcing them to listen to my political ramblings.”
NBC Nabs Adult Sibling Drama From Kevin Falls With Put Pilot Commitment
The Unrequited, an hourlong drama from former Pitch executive producer Kevin Falls, has landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment. 20th Century Television, where Falls has been under an overall deal, is the studio.
Written/executive produced by Falls, The Unrequited revolves around four adult siblings who descend on their mother's home for the funeral of their father, the former governor of California. After the youngest and only son finds an old, unopened love letter… Read
Another Presidential Council, This One Focused On The Arts, Quits On Donald Trump
UPDATED with George C. Wolfe signing letter: All 17 citizen members of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities have resigned in the wake of President Donald Trump’s stance on the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, VA. The committee, which includes actor Kal Penn and former Sen. Ted Kennedy’s widow Vicki, penned a joint letter informing the administration of their decision.
At first the only member who didn’t sign the letter was playwright George C… Read
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 9 Trailer: Larry Is Not Ready To Save The World
“There is only one hero who never stays silent. Who fights against injustice wherever he finds it. And the world needs him now, more than ever.” But Larry, apparently, is not your guy. Unlike Batman, he’s not exactly ready to spring into action.
HBO has released the first trailer for the long-awaited Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which includes a callback to past episodes such as Ricky Gervais’ Mr. Simmington, Season 7 finale’s “Respect Wood” and Al Abbas Original… Read
Barcelona Terrorist Investigation Grows As Police Thwart Second Attack; 14 Dead, 100+ Hurt In Broad Plot – Update
UPDATED with details of second attack: U.S. cable networks went live with coverage Thursday of what Barcelona police say was a “massive” act of terrorism in Spain’s second-largest city. Officials say at least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured Wednesday after a van traveling at 80 km an hour (50 mph) jumped a curb and drove down the middle of a crowded pedestrian walkway in the Las Ramblas district, a popular tourist area. Officials today were still on the… Read