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Ahna O’Reilly To Play Fox News Correspondent Julie Roginsky In Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes Movie

EXCLUSIVE: Ahna O’Reilly has boarded Jay Roach’s untitled Roger Ailes feature and will portray Fox correspondent Julie Roginsky. Roginsky alleged in a lawsuit that she was denied a position co-hosting the mid-afternoon Fox News Channel show The Five after refusing to have a sexual relationship with network news boss Ailes. She was a political consultant who was a regular at FNC starting in 2005. The co-hosting spot that Roginsky was passed over went to Geraldo Rivera… Read

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Big Ten Network Taps Fox Sports Ohio Exec Francois McGillicuddy As Its New President

Fox Sports and the Big Ten Conference have appointed Francois McGillicuddy, GM of Fox’s Ohio regional sports networks, as president of the Big Ten Network. The announcement was made today by Eric Shanks, CEO & Executive Producer of Fox Sports and Jim Delany, Commissioner of the Big Ten. McGillicuddy will assume his new role in early 2019 and take over the day-to-day operations for BTN, which are currently overseen by Mark Silverman. Last January, Silverman was elevated to… Read

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CBS Strikes $750 Million Deal To Sell Television City To LA Real Estate Firm Hackman Capital Partners

CBS Corp. said it has reached definitive agreement to sell its iconic 25-acre CBS Television City property and sound stage operation to Los Angeles real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners for $750 million. As part of the agreement, which Deadline first reported in October, Hackman Capital will have the rights to use the Television City trademark in connection with its operations on the property. CBS said it will continue to produce The Late Late Show with James Cord… Read

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Broadway Jingles $40M In Holiday Season Coin; ‘Cher Show’ A Sell-Out At $1.1M

Broadway jingled with silver, gold and holiday season tourists last week, ringing up $40M at the box office – a solid 6% jump over the previous week and a whopping 34% better than this week last year. Recent arrivals like To Kill A Mockingbird, Network and The Cher Show filled their houses, and even a specialty magic show added a million to the pot. Not that there wasn’t room for improvement – the $40,149,570 total gross for Broadway’s Week 28 (ending Dec. 9) was just shy… Read

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Constance Wu In Talks For Savion Einstein Comedy At Screen Gems

Constance Wu

EXCLUSIVE: We are hearing that Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu is in talks for the untitled Savion Einstien-scripted comedy that Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman are producing at Screen Gems. The logline is being kept under wraps. Screen Gems provided no comment. Einstein wrote the Victoria Films feature The Longest Birthday.  Wu recently received a Golden Globe nomination for her turn in Crazy Rich Asians, which has amassed close to $238 million at the global box… Read

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‘Walking Dead’ $300M Lawsuit Looks Trial Bound; AMC’s Move To Dismiss Denied Yet Cabler Claims “Victory”

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Nearly five years after former The Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont and CAA went after AMC for profits from the zombie apocalypse series, it seems almost certain today that the more than $300 million matter is going to trial – in late 2019, at the earliest. After a wait of over a year, at least one other lawsuit and AMC’s new lawyers saying they actually want to go before a jury and trying to kill off a summary judgement order, New York Supreme Court Justice Eileen… Read

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Lionsgate Landing Tony Jaswinski Vampire Spec ‘The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared’

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EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate is in final negotiations to acquire The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared, a vampire genre spec script written by Anthony Jaswinski. The film will be a co-production between Kenya Barris' Khalabo Ink Society and The Picture Company. Jaswinski is best known for scripting the sleeper shark hit The Shallows. Details for the script are being kept mum, but it is said to be a new take on the vampire genre set in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina. The… Read

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HBO Orders ‘Gorilla And The Bird’ Limited Series From Jean-Marc Vallée, Channing Tatum & Big Beach

HBO has greenlighted Gorilla and the Birda new limited series from Jean-Marc Vallée, the director/executive producer behind the network’s Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects. Vallée is set to direct and executive produce the project, based on Zack McDermott's book Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love. It hails from Vallée’s crazyrose, Channing Tatum's Free Association and Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf's Big Beach, and will be an HBO-Big Beach… Read

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‘The Terror’: Cristina Rodlo Cast As Regular In Season 2 Of AMC Anthology

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Mexican actress Cristina Rodlo is set as a series regular in Season 2 of AMC's anthology series The Terror. Season 2 is co-created by Alexander Woo (True Blood) and Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) with Woo, who is currently under an overall deal at AMC Studios, set as showrunner. The next iteration will be set during World War II and center on an uncanny specter that menaces a Japanese-American community from its home in Southern California to the internment camps to… Read

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Janelle Monáe Joins Gloria Steinem Biopic ‘The Glorias: A Life On The Road’

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EXCLUSIVE: Janelle Monáe has come aboard The Glorias: A Life on the Road, the Gloria Steinem biopic that has Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander playing the feminist and social-political activist at various stages of her life. Julie Taymor is directing the film which is based on Steinem's memoir. This seems like a befitting project for Monáe who, like Steinem, is an outspoken human rights advocate.  Earlier this year, the multiple Grammy nominee called for a Time’s Up in th… Read

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Epix Greenlights ‘Punk’ Docuseries From John Varvatos And Iggy Pop

Spike your mohawk and safety pin your ripped shirts because award-winning fashion designer John Varvatos and music legend Iggy Pop are teaming to bring a bit of rebellion to TV. The pair will serve as executive producers of Punk, a four-part docuseries that has been greenlit by Epix. Varvatos will partner with filmmaker Derik Murray’s Network Entertainment to produce the quintessential story of punk which is currently in production and is set to premiere on Epix on March… Read

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Naomie Harris To Topline Cop Thriller ‘Black And Blue’ For Screen Gems

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight) has signed on as the lead in the Sony Screen Gems body cam cop thriller Black And Blue (formally titled Exposure), which is being directed by Deon Taylor based on a screenplay from Peter A. Dowling. The plot centers on a rookie cop (Harris) in New Orleans who witnesses corrupt officers murdering a drug dealer, an event that is captured by her body cam. When they then fail to execute her she escapes and is hunted… Read