“Hello, Clarice” – Jodie Foster Visits Stephen Colbert For Special Probe Into Lecter Ties To Trump
Stephen Colbert says hello to special agent Clarice Starling tonight, as Jodie Foster joins him for a segment reprising her Silence of the Lambs role as the FBI novice who bonds with Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Clarice has some questions regarding Robert Mueller's probe into Trump's ties to Russia directed toward Hannibal Lecter (Stephen Colbert).
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 16… Read
‘Exorcist’ EPs Talk Tonight’s Finale, Possible Season 3 & Disney/Fox Deal
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's The Exorcist Season 2 finale
EXCLUSIVE: "You know, we've been promising that war is coming to some extent from the very beginning of this show and I think Season 3 is the war arriving," says The Exorcist executive producer Jeremy Slater of tonight's ominous Season 2 finale and where the Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels led Fox horror series could go next if it's renewed.
Of course, such a renewal for the show based… Read
‘The Trade’: Morgan Spurlock Dropped As Executive Producer Of Showtime’s Sundance-Bound Docu Series
The fallout from Morgan Spurlock’s public confession of sexual misconduct earlier this week continues. The documentary maker has been dropped as an executive producer of Showtime’s upcoming five-episode docu-series The Trade, which will have a world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a Feb. 2 debut on Showtime. The move follows Spurlock’s exit from his production company, Warrior Poets, in the wake of the controversy.
The Trade spotlights the opioid… Read
Filming On TNT Unscripted Series ‘Who Rules The World’ Suspended As Producers Sever Ties With Morgan Spurlock
TNT, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pretty Matches and Refinery29 have suspended production on the planned unscripted series Who Rules the World (working title), which had been co-produced by Morgan Spurlock's Warrior Poets and executive produced by the documentarymaker. The decision follows Spurlock’s public admission of sexual misconduct earlier this week. The series, which tackles women’s issues, did not have a premiere date and was in early stages of production. Its future… Read
Liz Mahoney, Megan Moss Pachon, Bryna Rifkin & Heidi Lopata Form New PR Shingle Narrative
Liz Mahoney, Megan Moss Pachon, Bryna Rifkin and Heidi Lopata are forming a new entertainment public relations firm, Narrative. The move comes shortly after ID announced the abrupt exits of Mahoney, Moss Pachon and Rifkin. Lopata is the new entry here, coming from 42West. They are top-tier publicists.
In a statement, Mahoney, Moss Pachon, Rifkin and Lopata said: "We have the utmost esteem for our colleagues at ID and 42West and are deeply appreciative of the wisdom… Read
‘Watergate’ Limited Series From George Clooney & Matt Charman In Works At Netflix
The specter of Watergate has loomed large over Washington, D.C. recently — great timing for a television series looking at the scandal. Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman has partnered with George Clooney and Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov for Watergate, an eight-part limited series. We hear that the project has landed at Netflix for development in a competitive situation.
The potential series will be produced by studio Sonar Entertainment, which last… Read
Beware: How Global One Management’s Questionable Practices Entangled Politicians, Child Actors And The Homeless
EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and seven members of the L.A. City Council earlier this year signed glowing letters of support for a talent showcase and charity run out of the downtown loft of a local talent manager who may have violated state and federal labor laws.
Sunny Chae, whose Global One Management represents numerous aspiring child actors who have performed at her annual Worldwide Star Search talent showcase, doesn't… Read
Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Banner Inks First-Look Deal With Warner Bros. TV, Sets Female Wall Street Drama At NBC
Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment has closed a two-year first-look deal with Warner Bros. Television. The company already has sold its first project under the pact, drama Shattered Glass to NBC.
Created and written by Kat Blasband Page, Shattered Glass, which is not related to the journalism-themed movie of the same name, is described as House of Cards meets Revenge. It is an empowering post-feminist revenge fantasy set in the world of Wall Street in which a trio of… Read
AT&T, Justice Department Settlement Talks Over Time Warner Deal Fail
AT&T and the U.S. Department of Justice have been unable to resolve antitrust concerns over the pending Time Warner acquisition outside of court, according to a document filed today.
The two sides have been engaging in settlement talks, but “despite their efforts, have not been able to settle the matter.” The disclosure came in a document laying out a schedule leading up to the planned March 19 trial.
The Justice Department is suing to block the merger, arguing that the… Read
After Merger, SAG-AFTRA Constitution Dropped “Sexual Harassment” As Specific Cause For Expelling Members
EXCLUSIVE: Many of the victims in Hollywood's ever-widening sexual harassment and assault scandal are members of SAG-AFTRA, but many of the alleged perpetrators are members of the union as well. Which raises the question: Will the union take action to expel them, as the DGA and the Producers Guild did with Harvey Weinstein?
In 2009, before its merger with AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild suspended the membership of actor Seymour Cassel for two years after the board of… Read
Blair Brown On Uma Thurman, Queen Lear – And The Mystery Of ‘Molly Dodd’
Blair Brown plays a D.C. doyenne of the right and designated head of the Fed in Beau Willimon’s Broadway play The Parisian Woman. This makes her the foil for Uma Thurman’s ambitious lefty agitator, who hopes Brown will put in a word with the unnamed boss – that would be Donald Trump – advancing her husband’s transition from tax lawyer to a choice judgeship. Fat chance. In what is easily the play’s most crackling scene, the two women engage in a conversational tango… Read
Rob Lowe Stars In ‘The Bad Seed’ Remake With A Gender Switch Eyed By Lifetime
EXCLUSIVE: Rob Lowe is set to direct and star in a remake of the classic 1956 Oscar-nominated thriller The Bad Seed for Lifetime. The project is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros., which owns the rights to the title.
Lowe will play the father of a young daughter who is the personification of evil. The parent's gender is being switched from the '56 feature version, where it was played by Nancy Kelly, as well as from the book and play the movie was based on. Kelly… Read