Stephen Colbert Mocks Donald Trump’s Latest Border Wall Offer To Dems
On Saturday President Donald Trump went on TV and made offer he was sure everyone would love, Stephen Colbert told Late Show viewers.
In a nationally televised speech, Trump called his latest offer a “common sense compromise both parties should embrace.”
Colbert noted Trump’s embrace can sometimes be “awkward” as Jon Batiste played a few notes from the Gershwins’ Embraceable You.
Specifically, in exchange for his Border Wall, Trump offered to restore DACA and TPS… Read
LA Mayor Touts “Tremendous Progress” In Marathon Negotiations As Teachers Strike Enters Second Week
As the Los Angeles teachers strike enters its second week, there is a possibility that an agreement will be reached tonight. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) released statements that there has been progress in negotiations.
"We have been working tirelessly to reach an agreement, and have made tremendous progress with five days and more than 50 hours of negotiations at City Hall,” said Garcetti of the Los Angeles Unified School District and… Read
Anna Behlmer On Battling Sexism And Nepotism On Way To Her 10 Oscar Sound Mixing Noms
Anna Behlmer, one of the most Oscar-nominated women of all time, made her career in a craft that has long been dominated by men. Over the years, she's been sexually harassed and discriminated against, but honored as well. In the history of the Academy Awards, which unveil nominations for their 91st edition Tuesday, women have received only 16 nominations for best sound mixing – and she has 10 of them, including the very first by a women in 1996 for Mel Gibson’s… Read
Tony Gilroy & Scott Frank Tell How William Goldman’s Mentorship Left As Lasting A Hollywood Legacy As Oscars & Dialogue
EXCLUSIVE: There are dozens of dialogue lines that made William Goldman an iconic screenwriter — "Follow the money" from All the President's Men, and "Is it safe?" from Marathon Man among them — but to a legion of top screenwriters whom Goldman helped find their voices, here's a lesser-known signature line just as memorable: "I'm in the book."
That is what Goldman said to many young screenwriters who dared ask a legend for help, back when people actually thumbed through… Read
Kinsella Weitzman Promotes Entertainment Legal Trio To Partners
After working on cases for the Kardashians and the Estate of Michael Jackson at one of Hollywood's heavyweight law firms, Katherine Kleindienst, Joshua Rosenberg and Nicholas Soltman have been promoted to partners at Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert, LLP.
"We are delighted to welcome Kat, Josh and Nick into the Partnership," says KWIKA's Managing Partner Lawrence Iser of the elevations. "They are dedicated and talented litigators, zealous advocates for our clients… Read
How ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Took The Town By Surprise Over MLK Weekend With $22M+
Two big shockers occurred at the MLK weekend box office: No one expected Universal/BVI/Blumhouse’s Glass to cave in from its $60 million-plus projections down to $47M over four days, and no one saw the surprise success of Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly coming with a six-day start of $22.7M per ComScore.
Worldwide, the anime film currently counts $88.6M, with 74% of that number fueled by Fox International’s release in 18 markets. Funimation secured domestic rights… Read
‘Black Lightning’: Hosea Chanchez To Recur On Season 2 Of CW Series
Former The Game star Hosea Chanchez is set for a recurring role in the current second season of Black Lightning, which returns tonight on the CW.
Chanchez will play Marcus Bishop, a secret ASA operative in league with Dr. Helga Jace, played by Jennifer Riker. Codenamed Shakedown, he possesses the ability to generate vibrations and frequencies at will. Irreverent, bitter and impulsively violent, this ex-Air Force officer killed his superior officer when he was passed over… Read
‘Intervention’ Producer GRB Studios Strikes Co-Production Deal With Canada’s Media Ranch
EXCLUSIVE: Intervention producer GRB Studios has struck a deal with Canadian production company Media Ranch to co-develop, co-produce and co-distribute unscripted programming.
The two companies have inked the deal on the eve of NATPE in Miami.
GRB, which is best known for producing the long-running A&E factual series, will work with the Montreal company to push new and existing formats and factual series globally. However, they will continue to operate… Read
Patriots’ AFC Championship Win Snags Near Record Viewership For NFL & CBS – Update
UPDATED, 12:55 PM: The numbers for the Los Angeles Rams' overtime win on Fox against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday are good, but they are not as good as the results of the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
The late Sunday AFC battle in the BBQ Capitol of the World pulled in a massive audience of 53.9 million viewers for CBS. The earlier Rams' win snared 44.08 million sets of eyeballs for the Rupert Murdoch-owned network.
Nickelodeon EVP Talent, Music & Events Shelly Sumpter Gillyard Exits
EXCLUSIVE: Another longtime senior Nickelodeon executive is departing the Viacom network, which has been revamping its programming team under new president Brian Robbins.
I have learned that Shelly Sumpter Gillyard, EVP Talent, Music and Events and a 19-year Nickelodeon veteran, has left the cable network. I hear a replacement will be named shortly.
She joins Elizabeth Murray, who recently stepped down as EVP Programming and Content Strategy. She was replaced last week… Read
Awards-Season Noms Lacking Again For Women Behind The Camera
When Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday morning, don’t expect many female directors, writers, producers, cinematographers, editors, art directors, visual effects artists and sound mixers to be mentioned. This awards season, women combined have received only 11% of their guild and honor society awards nominations, which are most often bellwethers for the Academy Awards.
Female producers fared better this year, accounting for more than 22% of the PGA's feature film… Read
Michael Cohen Threatened CNBC To Get Donald Trump On List Of Biz World Top Dogs: Report
President Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen threatened to sue CNBC to get his boss higher placement on the cable network’s list of top business leaders after Cohen’s efforts to rig the polling failed, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Cohen threatened to sue on the dubious legal grounds of "ignoring the will of the people," WSJ reported, which may explain why the news network did not respond to the threat, and why Trump did not sue, according to the report.