‘America’s Got Talent’ Producer Sued After Tyra Banks “Physically Manipulated” Young Girl
Here is the latest reminder that those who want to be on a reality competition show need to know what they’re getting into. A woman referred to as Jane Doe is suing the production company behind America’s Got Talent, claiming that her young daughter was traumatized when host Tyra Banks “physically manipulated and verbally abused” the girl.
According to the 18-page suit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), it seems that the adult plaintiff and her… Read
Doug Liman Exits ‘Justice League Dark’ Movie
Doug Liman has backed out of directing Warner Bros’ Justice League Dark, the film that was to be a cog in the studio’s DC Universe of movies. The move is not surprising, as Liman’s schedule is officially tied up for the time being: As we reported, Lionsgate is moving forward with the Daisy Ridley-Tom Holland movie Chaos Walking based on Patrick Ness’ YA novel, with a franchise play being eyed and Liman at the helm. It is now in preproduction and is currently on offer at… Read
‘The Last Ship’ Season 4 Gets August Premiere Date On TNT
TNT has slotted Sunday, August 20 for the fourth season premiere of its epic drama series The Last Ship. The two-hour episode will debut at 9 PM across TNT platforms.
Eric Dane, Bridget Regan and Adam Baldwin star in the series that chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population.
Over the course of the first three seasons, The Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James has been the central vehicle for the discovery and distribution… Read
Tom Cruise Says ‘Top Gun 2’ Will Be Filming “In The Next Year”
Tom Cruise told the a morning talk show in London today that the long-rumored Top Gun 2 will be heading to the cameras sometime “in the next year.” That admission comes a little over a year after Jerry Bruckheimer and the actor met on the Louisiana set of his JackReacher: Never Go Back to discuss plotline and fitting it into his schedule. In fact, Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted about it in January 2016 saying they were together to “discuss a little Top Gun.” They were, in… Read
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Creative Team Talks Going Beyond The Book – The Contenders Emmys Video
“It’s such a wide world… there is a sentence about something that opens up a huge other world that would be very interesting,” creator/executive Bruce Miller said about on Hulu’s dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood's famed novel, fares better on an series platform. “We were able to take one sentence out of the book and turn it into an episode.”
Miller was joined by star Elisabeth Moss and fellow EP Warren Littlefield at Deadline’s annual The Conte… Read
22 Dead, Dozens Hurt As Suicide Bomber Strikes Ariana Grande Concert In England; Suspect ID’d
UPDATED Tuesday, 4:04 PM PT with terror threat level raised: Police have named the suicide bomber behind the Manchester terror attack as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. Greater Manchester police chief constable Ian Hopkins revealed his identity in a media briefing outside the force headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, though officials have not confirmed that. Later on Tuesday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May raised the… Read
Laura Bell Bundy Joins ‘Good Behavior’; ‘Zoo’ Casts Delon de Metz
Anger Management alumna Laura Bell Bundy is set for a recurring role on the upcoming second season of TNT drama series Good Behavior, from writer-showrunner Chad Hodge and Tomorrow Studios. Based on a series of books by Blake Crouch, Good Behavior tells the story of Letty Raines (Michelle Dockery), a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn or one bad decision from implosion. Bundy will play Carin, an upscale suburban mother who’s heavily involved in her… Read
Sony Pegs Release Dates For ‘The Nightingale’ And ‘Charlie’s Angels’
Sony has slotted in TriStar Pictures' The Nightingale, Columbia Pictures’ Charlie’s Angels and an untitled animated franchise pic to its release schedule. First up is The Nightingale, based on the bestselling book by Kristin Hannah about two sisters living in France at the beginning of World War II. The picture, directed by Michelle MacLaren, will be released August 10, 2018, as ounterprogramming to Universal’s Scarface, Warner Bros.’ Meg and Paramount’s animated hopeful A… Read
NBC Wins 2016-17 Season In Ratings Demo; CBS Takes Total Viewers
NBC will finish the 2016-17 TV season at No. 1 in the key 18-49 demographic group for the third time in four years. The victory marks the first time in five years any network has finished on top without the Super Bowl – or even an Olympics.
CBS will finish the season as the country’s most-watched network, hanging on to its crown for a ninth consecutive season – and 14 of the past 15.
The current TV season doesn’t officially wrap until midweek, but the all-but-final… Read
Broadway Box Office, Part 2: ‘Waitress’ Soars With Sara Bareilles; Plays Struggle
Sara Bareilles’ stint in the title role of Waitress continues to pay dividends for the holdover from last season, which brought her a Tony nomination for the score. Last week the show sold $1.3 million worth of tickets at the Nederlander Organization’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre, almost 30 per cent above its gross potential, at an average price of $156.29.
The final week of the 2016-2017 season (look here for season wrap-up) continued the months-long trend of good news for… Read
Bona Film Group Stakes $80M On Roland Emmerich/Mark Gordon WWII Battle Pic ‘Midway:’ Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: In the biggest deal made at this Cannes Film Festival, Bona Film Group has closed a deal near $80 million to lead the investment on director Roland Emmerich's next feature Midway, based on the seminal WWII battle, for The Mark Gordon Company.
The Chinese company has acquired worldwide distribution rights excluding the U.S., and Bona will release the film in China. Wes Tooke wrote the script, and Bona's Yu Dong will produce with Emmerich, MGC's Mark Gordon and… Read
Sean Hannity Still Shilling DNC Staffer Murder Story As Fox News Retracts
After repeated pleas from Seth Rich's family and more hearsay than evidence, Fox News Channel today finally retracted a May 16 story that suggested a greater conspiracy was behind the fatal shooting of the DNC staffer in Washington DC last summer. However, while the cable newser is stepping back, one of its biggest stars is not, as Sean Hannity today took to social media again on the tragic matter.
Hannity said yesterday that his heart was "not troubled in the least" over… Read