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Stephen Colbert Shames Melania For “I Really Don’t Care” ‘Jacket Seen Round The World

UPDATED with video: Melania Trump made a “surprise” trip to Texas today to visit some of the children her husband separated from their parents as part of his crackdown on illegal immigration “When I heard she was doing this, I thought, okay! This is what First Ladies often do. You go to a troubled area. They see the children. They show that we care. You can't mess that up,” Stephen Colbert told his studio audience at the top of Late Show. “Guess what? I spoke too soon,”… Read

International

Disney’s Global Distribution Chief Mark Endemano Leaves Mouse House After 14 Years

Mark Endemano, one of the most senior execs within Disney’s international TV and film division, is leaving the Mouse House after 14 years. I understand that the move comes a few months after Disney restructured its studio entertainment and media networks groups to create one division that unites its international business and its forthcoming direct-to-consumer plans. Endemano, a popular figure amongst international buyers, was most recently Senior Vice President, Media… Read

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Chinese Property Developer JS Group Eyes Hollywood Movie Investments, Plans Oz Resort With ‘Marshall’ Backer Starlight

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese property developer JS Group is launching an LA-based movie investment business and looking to follow in the footsteps of Chinese peer Starlight Media, backers of Chadwick Boseman drama Marshall. The property developer and asset management firm, which has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Malaysia and Melbourne, plans to open an LA office in Beverly Hills this year which will have a focus on film, real estate and wine. Details are thin… Read

Film

Edgar Wright Sparks Doc; David Morrissey Joins ‘Good Omens’; Blockchain Platform TaTaTu Finds Partners — Global Briefs

Baby Driver director Edgar Wright is moving into music documentaries with a feature film on quirky new wavers Sparks. The British director is currently working on a film about the band, which was formed in 1972 by brothers Ron and Russell Mael, who wrote hits including This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us. Driver confirmed that he shot their recent London concert in May and is currently scouring the archives for footage for the film, which is being produced by his… Read

International

Gretchen Carlson: Some Reactions To ‘Miss America’ Swimsuit Nix “Highly Sexist” – Cannes Lions

Earlier this month, the Miss America Organization announced sweeping changes for the 2019 competition, including the elimination of the swimsuit portion of the event. Chair of the org’s board, Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America and Fox News contributor who sued Roger Ailes for sexual harassment in 2016, discussed the new-look event at Cannes Lions today while also addressing naysayers and speaking about the #MeToo movement. Carlson said she “never thought” she would… Read

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Wild Eye Releasing Sets Portuguese Horror Film ‘The Forest of the Lost Souls’ As Debut Theatrical Release

EXCLUSIVE: Wild Eye Releasing, the independent distributor best known for B-movies such as Hell's Kitty and The Jurassic Dead, has picked up its first title for a theatrical release. The company, run by Rob Hauschild, has picked up the U.S. rights to Portuguese horror film The Forest of the Lost Souls. The company has set an August release for the coming of age slasher movie and you can see the first trailer for the film, written and directed by directed by José Pedro… Read

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BritBox Teams Up With The BBC To Produce Anglo/German Crime Drama ‘The Mallorca Files’

BritBox has teamed up with the BBC as well as a number of broadcasters across Europe to launch a Spain-set crime drama from the writer behind The Good Karma Hospital and Delicious. The broadcasters have ordered The Mallorca Files (w/t), created by Dan Sefton, and produced by Cosmopolitan Pictures, the production company set up by Ben Donald and Misfits firm Clerkenwell Films. The ten-part drama is set amongst the expat community on the sunny Spanish island and features a… Read

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James Corden Concludes ‘The Late Late Show’s Week In London After 1M Apply For Tickets

Some 1 million Brits applied for tickets to watch The Late Late Show with James Corden, which has just finished a successful week in London, with Corden and exec producers Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe telling Deadline how much fun the run in the British capital has been. No surprise, really, when the Gavin & Stacey creator was able to persuade Paul McCartney to do a turn in Carpool Karaoke. Corden was evidently buzzing to share his motor with the former Beatle and it paid… Read

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Paul McCartney Redefines ‘Carpool Karaoke’ With James Corden In Liverpool

Late Late Show's Carpool Karaoke snagged Paul McCartney for this year’s London visit. It’s not so much karaoke and, technically, not so much “carpool” either with lots of trips down Beatles Liverpool Memory Lane, or Penny Lane to be more precise. Beginning their Liverpool "road trip" to “Baby You Can Drive My Car,” of course, host James Corden asks McCartney how old he was when he wrote his first song. He was 14 and it was called “I Lost My Little Girl”: I woke up late thi… Read

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Eyes $12M+ Thursday Night – Early Read

EXCLUSIVE: Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is on a course to earn around $12M+ tonight, and potentially north of $13M. West coast shows started at 7PM and the evening has a way to go. Eastern time zone showtimes also began at 7PM. This forecast comes from Deadline sources, not Universal as the studio doesn’t report until tomorrow morning. Should Fallen Kingdom remain at its current pace tonight, the J.A. Bayona-directed feature will… Read

Business

Twitter Temporarily Bans White House Advisor Stephen Miller Phone Sharers

Twitter today temporarily banned some users that were sharing White House senior advisor Stephen Miller’s phone number on the service. The online service started to enforce its rule against sharing personal information after users began picking up the information from an article on Splinter News, part of the Gizmodo Media Group. Twitter users in turn shared the Splinter information, resulting in Miller’s phone blowing up with negative calls and texts. Twitter's rules say… Read

Film

‘Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’ Review: Benicio Del Toro & Josh Brolin Power Thrilling And Timely Sequel

It was unexpected, but believe me when I tell you Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 Sicario, is simply the most intelligent and exciting action thriller of the summer. Going in I thought perhaps this would be kind of like They Call Me Mister Tibbs was to In the Heat of the Night — a serviceable but hardly worthy follow-up — but this film absolutely stands on its own, the promise of director Denis Villeneuve’s original more than met… Read