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Harvey Weinstein Fails To Get Sex Trafficking Suit Dropped; Bob Weinstein Cut From Case

Already looking at a potential sentence of life behind bars in his criminal case in New York and new probes by the Los Angeles County District Attorney into west coast sexual assault allegations, Harvey Weinstein now also faces the likelihood of a federal trial on sex trafficking claims. “Plaintiff has plausibly alleged that Harvey Weinstein, knowingly and in interstate commerce, enticed and or recruited her knowing that means of force, fraud, or a combination of the two… Read

Business

Reese Witherspoon, Jenny Han, DeRay Mckesson, Mark Manson In ‘Let’s Discuss’ Mode

CAA has set a list of client authors for Let's Discuss LIVE, an event that will be held at Brooklyn’s William Vale Hotel September 16 as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival. They will be selling tickets to the public through LetsDiscussLIVE.com. Among those clients with new books who’ll be speaking are: Reese Witherspoon, who’ll pair with author/comedian Mamrie Hart to discuss their Southern roots and the inspiration behind Witherspoon’s debut book, Whiskey In A… Read

Box Office

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Could Hit $30M In 5-Day Opening; Fandango Presales Currently Besting ‘Girls Trip’

Warner Bros. is having a wild week at the box office. Days after reviving the shark movie subgenre at the B.O. with The Meg (four-day is near $50M), Warner Bros. is opening Crazy Rich Asians tomorrow, a watershed moment which reps the first Asian American movie made by a major studio since Disney’s 1993 Joy Luck Club. That movie reached a wide release of 600 theaters at the time and ended its domestic run at $32.9M. Crazy Rich Asians is bound to beat Joy Luck Club‘s cume… Read

Film

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Casts Jimmy Wong & Doua Moua

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EXCLUSIVE: Digital star Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua have landed the roles of Ling and Po, respectively, in Disney’s live-action Mulan adaptation, which is currently in production. Starring Yifei Liu as Mulan, the Niki Caro-directed film follows a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. Disney releases the popular animated version of the Chinese folktale in 1998. Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Elizabeth Martin, and Lauren Hynek… Read

Business

Jerry Seinfeld Sets Limited Engagement At Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Jerry Seinfeld is headed to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles to perform his signature brand of stand-up — but if you’re interested in attending, you better get your tickets with a swiftness because he’ll only be there for three performances Nov. 2-3. The actor-comedian is best known for his role in the titular award-winning NBC show Seinfeld which ran for nine seasons and introduced us to a show about nothing and had the world saying “yada, yada, yada” all… Read

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David Dastmalchian & Rhys Wakefield Join Hulu’s Femme Fatale Pilot ‘Reprisal’ From Warren Littlefield & A+E Studios

David Dastmalchian (MacGyver, Twin Peaks) and Rhys Wakefield (True Detective, The Purge) are set as series regulars opposite Abigail Spencer and Mena Massoud in Hulu drama pilot Reprisal, from Warren Littlefield and A+E Studios. Written by Josh Corbin (StartUp) and to be directed by BAFTA-nominated Jonathan Van Tulleken (Off Season), Reprisal hails from A+E Studios and The Littlefield Company. It's a hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale (Spencer)… Read

TV

Penn Jillette: Donald Trump Made “Racially Insensitive Remarks” On ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Penn Jillette, half of the magic duo Penn & Teller, says producer Mark Burnett has tapes of Donald Trump making racially insensitive remarks during Celebrity Apprentice. But he declined to go into details, explaining “You want someone capricious and petty and narcissistic” on a reality TV show and “playing tapes of him doing that job might be unfair.” In a just published Vulture profile, Jillette got asked if Burnett has tapes of Trump said damaging things during the NBC… Read

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‘Stranger Things’ David Harbour: “There’s Nothing He Can’t Do,” Say Duffer Brothers – Exclusive Video

EXCLUSIVE: There's a lot of love for David Harbour among the creators and cast of Stranger Things, as the video above unveils. "It feels like there's nothing he can't do," proclaims executive producer and co-creator Ross Duffer in the video above of The Newsroom vet who plays rough around the edges Hawkins, Indiana top cop Jim Hopper on the Netflix series. "He's making this character really popular, far more interesting than we originally imagined," Matt Duffer adds of… Read

TV

‘Atypical’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Netflix

Netflix revealed today on social media that its critically acclaimed series Atypical will return for season 2 on September 7. The internet TV network also released first look images, along with a video date announcement. Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny and emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple… Read

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Netflix Renews ‘Fastest Car’ For Season 2; Greenlights Charlize Theron-Produced ‘Hyperdrive’ & ‘Car Masters: Rust to Riches’

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Netflix is revving up its unscripted motor programming, picking up a second season of its hit competition show Fastest Car, and ordering two new original series – Car Masters: Rust To Riches for premiere September 14 and Hyperdrive, executive produced by Charlize Theron, for premiere in 2019. Eight-episode series Car Masters: Rust To Riches asks “What does it take to turn $1,000 into $100,000?” Mark Towle and his team at Gotham Garage have perfected the upgrade and trade… Read

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Vimeo Latest To Remove InfoWars Content

UPDATED with details of a coming NBC Nightly News interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: The video streaming site Vimeo is the latest platform to remove content from far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his media organization InfoWars, following similar moves by the likes of Facebook, Apple and Spotify. The news comes after Jones uploaded more than 50 videos onto Vimeo’s platform on Thursday and Friday, seeking to find a home for its content. The InfoWars videos… Read

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NBC Developing Thriller Drama Series From Chuck Rose & Julie Anne Robinson

NBC has put in development a political murder mystery drama from The Art of More creator Chuck Rose, prolific TV director-producer Julie Anne Robinson and Universal TV, where both Rose and Robinson are under overall deals. Rose will write the as-yet untitled project. In it, when a series of murders are predicted on a radical conspiracy blog, it puts the blogger in the crosshairs of an astute NSA agent. But when they find that they may be the next target, an unlikely… Read