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Twofour Scores Bumper Order For Social Experiment ‘Undercover Girlfriends’ As Backer ITV Touts Formats Globally

ITV-backed production company Twofour has scored a bumper two season order for its Channel 5 social experiment Undercover Girlfriends as parent company ITV Studios touted its non-scripted formats to international buyers. The British producer is also planning to launch an international production hub for the series. The news emerged at ITV Studios Formats Festival, which was held in London for over 200 international buyers and commissioners. Melanie Leach and Andrew… Read


‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Roma’ Top Golden Reel Awards – MPSE Winners List

Bohemian Rhapsody and Roma Win Golden Reel Awards (20th Century Fox/Netflix)

The sound editing teams behind Bohemian Rhapsody, RomaA Quiet Place and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse were the winners on the film side at tonight's 66th annual Golden Reel Awards at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The AmericansAtlantaThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Westworld led the TV series side. They were among the recipients in 23 categories recognized by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) for feature films, long-form and short-form television… Read


John Oliver: Donald Trump Hits Omelette Bar After Declaring National Emergency

John Oliver's Last Week Tonight made its raucous return to HBO on Sunday night after a three-month hiatus, quickly bringing viewers up to speed on all the news the show had missed: – Every single person is now running for President – Jeff Bezos tol us all to keep an eye out for his dick pic – The President has been very busy. Among Trump’s accomplishments of the past few months, he famously posed for a feast of 300 hamburgers, or as he put it in a tweet "over 1,000… Read


Jussie Smollett Gets Renewed Support From ‘Empire’ Showrunner Over Attack

Empire actor Jussie Smollett and television executive Brett Mahoney. (Credit: AP/Shutterstock)

As Chicago cops seek more information from Jussie Smollett over what really went down in the alleged assault of the Empire star nearly three weeks ago, the showrunner of the long running Fox drama has today once again spoken up in support of the increasingly embattled actor. Taking to social media Sunday for the second time for Smollett since the supposed racist and homophobic attack in the early hours of January 29 in the Windy City, Empire executive producer Brett Mahone… Read


Writers Guild Awards 2019: ‘Eighth Grade’ & ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Take Top Prizes – Full Winners List

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There were a two big suprises on the film side of the 71st annual Writers Guild Awards, which were handed out tonight during simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. The respective winners of the marquee Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay prizes were movies that often have been overlooked this awards season for the most part: Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade and Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? Eighth Grade, for which Burnham did wi… Read


Writers Guild Awards Live Blog: Follow The Trophy Show Here

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The 71st annual Writers Guild Awards are being handed out tonight in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Deadline will be liveblogging the action here and updating the winners here as they are announced. Click on the link below for the full list of nominees. Along with the hardware being handed out for best screenwriting of 2018, the big topic is the WGA’s ongoing tussle with the Association of Talents Agents. We’ll keep you posted on any mention of that… Read


Adam McKay: “I Stand In Solidarity With The WGA” In ATA Negotiations; Farrelly Brothers & Barry Jenkins Agree

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Tricky negotiations between the Writers’ Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents have many writers considering their options right now. And at the WGA Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, it emerged that many big-name writers are standing behind their union, and will even walk away from their agents if necessary. "I love the WGA," Adam McKay told Deadline at the awards show. "I voted for our leaders, I've supported the guild for years and years, so whatever… Read


Kelly Clarkson Covers Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’

Kelly Clarkson said she’s a huge fan of Lady Gaga and wanted to show her appreciation for the Oscar nominee by performing a cover of “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. During a tour stop Friday night in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the chart-topping singer and Voice coach told fans she’s always admired Gaga. "It's cool just to know that someone that talented is also really nice," Clarkson said about the singer and actress. "I've been rooting for her for a while. This song! I just, I… Read


Jussie Smollett Still Hasn’t Talked To Cops Again About Attack & “Developments”

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Things may be moving towards some sort of formal prosecution in the Jussie Smollett alleged attack case but Chicago PD have definitely yet to have a new sit-down with the Empire actor as more "developments" come to the surface. As rumors swirl of a Grand Jury being convened soon on what was once classified as a "potential hate crime" on January 29, the Windy City cops said Sunday that they "cannot confirm any details as the investigation is still on-going." However, a… Read

Ava DuVernay, Civil Rights Activists React To New Turns In Jussie Smollett Attack Case

LOS ANGELES, CA - March 20: Jussie Smollett, At Spring Premiere Of FOX's "Empire" At The Pacific Theatres at The Grove In California on March 20, 2017. Credit: FS/MediaPunch /IPX

Ava DuVernay has spoken out about the latest developments in the Jussie Smollett case, saying she wants more details before rushing to judgement. “Despite the inconsistencies, I can't blindly believe Chicago PD. The department that covered up shooting Laquan McDonald over a dozen times? That operated an off-site torture facility? That one? I'll wait. Whatever the outcome, this won't stop me from believing others. It can't,” DuVernay tweeted today. African-American teen… Read

Box Office

‘Alita’ Adds $56M Overseas; ‘The Wandering Earth’ Becomes #2 Movie Ever In China – International Box Office

UPDATE, WRITETHRU: After getting off to an early start in Asia last weekend, Fox/Lightstorm's Alita: Battle Angel moved into wide offshore release this session with $56.2M in 86 markets. That brings the total on the expensive James Cameron-produced pic to $94.4M at the international box office. Key releases in China and Japan are on deck for Friday. Fox had earlier taken advantage of the Chinese New Year to push Alita out in South East Asia where the source material and… Read


Colin Kaepernick May Soon Sign With An NFL Team: Mark Geragos

Fresh off a settlement of his collusion case against the National Football League, Colin Kaepernick wants back into the NFL. And his attorney predicts it may happen. Mark Geragos, who helmed the Kaepernick case that was confidentially settled for what some estimated could be as much as $60 million to $80 million, told CNN his client "absolutely wants to play." "He wants to compete at the highest level," Geragos said.  "This is a competitive young man." Geragos reportedly… Read