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Bill Clinton & James Patterson’s Novel ‘The President Is Missing’ Lands At Showtime For TV Series Adaptation

In a very competitive situation, Showtime has acquired the rights to The President Is Missing, the upcoming thriller novel by President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson. It will be developed as a TV series. The President Is Missing, which is set to be published in June 2018, hit the Hollywood marketplace at the beginning of August when Clinton flew to Los Angeles to pitch it alongside Patterson. Word is the duo had 16 meetings with film & TV studios… Read

‘Carnival Row’: David Gyasi, Karla Crome, Indira Varma & Tamzin Merchant Join Amazon’s Fantasy Drama Series

Amazon is rounding out its cast for Carnival Row, adding David Gyasi (Interstellar), Karla Crome (Under the Dome), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), and Tamzin Merchant (Salem) to the eight-episode straight-to-series fantasy drama, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, Paul McGuigan and Legendary Television. They join previously cast Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. Carnival Row is described as a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their… Read

Rob Reiner Confuses Tucker Carlson Over Russia Investigation; Fox Host Slams Hollywood’s Embrace Of China

Suggesting that cyber war isn’t really war, and that China is even worse than Russia when it comes to cyber war – or something like that – Tucker Carlson donned his well-worn befuddled face when Rob Reiner dropped by Tucker Carlson Tonight for a surprise, and contentious, visit. Earlier this week, Reiner and journalist David Frum launched the non-profit Committee to Investigate Russia to spread information about Russia’s “involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election… Read

Donald Trump Blasts Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg For Fueling “The Russia Hoax”

President Donald Trump this morning took a Twitter break from playing nuclear chicken with “Rocket Man”… Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017 …and self-congratulation: Thank you! https://t.co/hlz48RLkIf — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017 …to deride the scrutiny of ads on Facebook. CEO Mark… Read

‘The Good Doctor’: Tamlyn Tomita Upped To Series Regular On ABC Drama

Tamlyn Tomita

Ahead of Monday’s premiere, Tamlyn Tomita (Berlin Station) has been promoted to series regular opposite Freddie Highmore in ABC’s new medical drama The Good Doctor. Tomita plays Allegra Aoki, the chairman and Vice President of the foundation that controls St. Bonaventure Hospital. The Good Doctor centers on Shaun Murphy (Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome who relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. Alone… Read

‘Humans’: Mark Bonnar Joins Season 3 Cast Of Sci-Fi Drama Series

Catastrophe and Apple Tree Yard star Mark Bonnar has joined the cast of AMC and Channel 4’s Humans as production begins on Season 3 of the critically praised sci-fi drama series. Written by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, Kudos-produced Humans is set in a parallel present and focuses on what happens when the lines between humans and machines are blurred. It’s based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans created by Lars Lundstrom and produced by SVT and… Read

Megyn Kelly Tells Jimmy Fallon Her New ‘Today’ Show Will Unify A Divided Country

Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly says her new iteration of Today show’s 9 AM hour, Megyn Kelly Today, is going “to provide some connection in a disconnected world.” “You know how we're all feeling so divided as a country? You feel it, right? I know I feel it,” Kelly told Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s Tonight Show.  “And I want to do something that makes people feel less divided and maybe even unified,” the former Fox News Channel It Girl explained. “And maybe…they had fun and learned something… Read

Tom Courtenay To Make ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’; ‘Good Omens’ Adds Cast; Deutsche Telekom Gets ‘Germanized’ – Global Briefs

BBC One is prepping for Grandpa's Great Escape, starring BAFTA and Berlin Silver Bear winner, and Oscar nominee, Tom Courtenay alongside Kit Connor and Jennifer Saunders. Based on the children's book by Little Britain's David Walliams, it will air at Christmas. It tells the tale of Grandpa, a World War II flying ace, who now suffers from Alzheimer's. When his family can no longer look after him, he's moved to Twilight Towers, run by Miss Dandy. But it soon becomes clear… Read

Stephen Colbert Leaks His Own Meltdown Tape After Someone Leaks Lawrence O’Donnell’s For Him

Having watched what happened to MSNBC primetime star Lawrence O'Donnell when someone leaked footage of him having an on-camera meltdown during a glitch-riddled taping, CBS late-night star Stephen Colbert decided to get out in front of his own similar embarrassing Late Show incident. In video leaked this week, The Last Word anchor was seen grimacing, swearing, thumping his desk, jumping out of his chair, and otherwise losing his cool when the “insanity” begins. “Who is… Read

Jimmy Kimmel: Donald Trump Would Sign Copies Of Koran At Barnes & Noble In Fallujah To Kill Bill Named For Obama

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel tonight tangled with President Donald Trump, as well the co-authors of the latest GOP Obamacare kill bill who, the Washington Post writes, do not understand their own bill’s impact as well as the late-night host. Again tonight, Kimmel explained he found himself in the middle of this battle after his son, Billy, had open heart surgery at age 3 days, when Sen. bill Cassidy guested on his show to make assurances to Kimmel’s audience that he failed to keep. “The… Read

‘Roseanne’: ‘Shameless’ Star Emma Kenney Set As Darlene And David’s Daughter

Emma Kenney

Emma Kenney, a series regular on Showtime’s Shameless, has joined the cast of ABC’s reboot of Roseanne. She has been set to play the daughter of Darlene and David Connor in the revival of the series; Sara Gilbert is returning as Darlene and Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki is expected to return as David. Rosenne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke also return for the new take on the Connor clan. Production on an… Read

SAG-AFTRA Sending Team To ‘Riverdale’ Set After K.J. Apa Crash

AJ Apa

SAG-AFTRA will be sending up a team to the Vancouver set of the CW/Warner Bros.’ television production of Riverdale after one of the union’s 20 year-old stars — K.J. Apa — fell asleep at the wheel last week and crashed his automobile after he worked what Warner Bros. TV said was a 14.2-hour work day. "This is an extremely troubling situation and we are deeply concerned about the safety of performers on the Riverdale set,” said SAG-AFTRA in a statement. “We are sending a… Read