‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls’ Sounding Near $27M Alarm; Counterprogramming Still In Deep Sleep
5TH UPDATE, SUNDAY AM: Matinees proved magical for Amblin/Universal’s The House With a Clock In Its Walls which pulled in an estimated $11.5M on Saturday, which repped a huge 47% surge over Friday’s $7.8M (which included Thursday night’s $840K previews). With a revised opening estimate of $26.9M, the haunted family title easily ranks as director Eli Roth’s best opening over–the first time he’s crossed over into the PG genre as a filmmaker–besting 2006 horror… Read
‘Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown’ Bids Farewell At Tribeca TV Festival In An Emotional Sendoff
Forget This is Us. The emotional roller-coaster of the TV season may have been tonight’s world premiere of the Season 12 premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown at the Tribeca TV Festival.
The crowd at Spring Studios laughed, cried, oohed and ahhed as the episode set in Kenya unfolded. CNN has announced five episodes and two specials will comprise the farewell season, which kicks off Sunday night.
As Bourdain shared the screen with fellow CNN host and comedian W. Kama… Read
Jason Miller Exits CNN: Pro-Trump Commentator Leaves In Wake Of “False And Defamatory Accusations”
CNN contributor Jason Miller announced Saturday that he is departing the news network amid a child custody dispute with A.J. Delgado, a former Trump campaign staffer. Her legal team also claims that the pro-Trump commentator had an affair with a woman from a strip club and gave her an abortion pill without her knowledge.
Miller took to Twitter to announce his exit from CNN saying: “I have decided to step away from my role as a Political Commentator at CNN to focus on… Read
Ben Sherwood To Exit Disney-ABC Following Fox Acquisition
We are about a week or so away from Disney unveiling the names of top 21st Century Fox executives who would be joining the company following the acquisition of key Fox assets; we hear an announcement of the company’s post-acquisition structure expected may be coming on Oct.1. With 21st Century Fox president Peter Rice’s deal said to be all but done and Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden negotiating hers, the first major Disney-ABC departure, which had been in the works for… Read
‘Kingsman 3’ Set For Nov. 2019 Return With Matthew Vaughn On Board
Manners maketh man. And writer/director Matthew Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman are going to make the third Kingsman film.
The third ‘Kingsman’ film – now simply called Kingsman 3 – is set for theaters on November 8, 2019 in what’s being called the capper to the previous two-part series.
Reports on just who will be involved are mixed. Some stories indicate no actors are on board, but others claim Taron Egerton will reprise his role as Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin. Fans are hoping… Read
Comcast Triumphs Over Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox In $40B Sky Deal — Updated
UPDATED with statement from Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, Fox, Sky
Comcast has triumphed in the intense battle to acquire Sky – beating U.S. rival 21st Century Fox to the 'crown jewels' of European pay-TV. This comes seven months after the NBC Universal owner swooped in to usurp Rupert Murdoch's company.
The Hollywood studio paid $40 billion for Sky, a move that saw Comcast CEO Brian Roberts finally outmaneuver Disney boss Bob Iger, who was backing the Fox bid.
"This is a… Read
‘The Wrong Todd’ Clip: The Evil Twin Sci-Fi Romantic Comedy You’ve Been Waiting For
EXCLUSIVE: In Rob Schulbaum’s (Family Guy) directorial debut, The Wrong Todd, the titular Todd (Jesse Rosen) finds out that his girlfriend Lucy (Anna Rizzo) has been offered a promotion on the other side of the country and he has to decide whether or not he will go. Before he can make his decision his evil twin comes to stir things up in his life.
As seen in the exclusive clip below, Todd is in some sort of parallel universe contraption and the Technician (Derek K. Moore)… Read
Friday TV Ratings: It’s NBC And ‘Dateline’ Once Again Taking Top Honors
NBC and Dateline continued their dominance of the Friday night ratings this week, repeating their previous victory.
The NBC investigative series won top honors for the night, scoring an 0.8/4 ratings/share for the two-hour broadcast starting at 9 PM. The show also had a 4.76 million total audience. That meant a one-tenth uptick from last Friday.
The continued strong performance by Dateline led NBC to an overall victory among the networks, winning the night with a 0.6/3… Read
President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition
UPDATE: The President has issued yet another video message, one apparently recorded earlier, judging from the timestamp. Is this the start of a new trend?
EARLIER: Fresh off two successful giant rallies in Las Vegas and Missouri – or perhaps smarting from the online uproar over his questioning of Christine Blasey Ford’s lack of a police report – President Donald Trump has been relatively quiet so far today on Twitter.
A lengthy video testament on the economy is… Read
#WhyIDidntReport Confessions On Sex Assaults Mushroom In Wake Of Trump Tweet
Celebrities and civilians are continuing to come forward with their own stories on why they did not report sexual assault, a response to President Donald Trump’s questioning on why Christine Blasey Ford did not file a police report regarding her alleged groping by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
has erupted with #WhyIDidntReport confessions since Trump’s tweet, as Alyssa Milano, Ashley Judd, Padma Lakshmi and others detailed their reasons for silence… Read
Fox Warns Altice’s Optimum And Suddenlink Subscribers About Impasse
Fox has started spreading the word that its distribution deal with Altice USA is set to expire in the coming days, warning that a blackout could leave millions of Optimum and Suddenlink subscribers without access to key fall programming.
The carriage deal with Altice, the French telecom giant which bought Cablevision in 2016 for about $10 billion, is set to expire at the end of September, according to sources familiar with the terms. The pact covers the Fox broadcast… Read
PayPal Cancels Alex Jones Account In Latest Hi-Tech Termination
PayPal has canceled the accounts of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars website, citing alleged incidents of hate speech and discriminatory content.
The termination continues Jones’s recent string of hi-tech clashes. He has been canceled by numerous social media accounts for his controversial stances on such incidents as the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.
"We've made a decision to end our relationship with Infowars Web sites, including PrisonPlanet," a PayPal spokesman… Read