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Intruder Who Broke Into Fox TV Station In D.C. Shot By Security Guard

A Fox affilliate in the nation’s capital had no trouble coming up with a lead item for its newscasts tonight. A man who had made unspecified threats against Fox executives and police in the past broke through two locked glass front doors and was shot in the chest by a security guard at just past 3 PM ET. George Odemns, 38, of Northwest Washington, D.C., was in stable condition at a local hospital after the incident in the station’s lobby and has been charged with… Read

Box Office

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Moves Back To November 2019, Cuffing Former ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Slot

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It’s Sony, Angels. We have a new date for you to go to work. The studio said tonight that its reboot of Charlie’s Angels now will open wide on November 1, 2019 — five weeks after its original date. If 11/1/19 sounds familiar, it’s because that’s the slot just vacated by Warner Bros’ superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984. The nerdiest of veteran studio release-date watchers also might recognize that date: It’s the same weekend frame when the first Charlie’s Angels movie… Read

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Streamy Awards: Kevin Hart’s ‘Cold As Balls’ Among Winners – Complete List

We have the winners of the eighth annual Streamy Awards, which were doled out tonight at the Beverly Hilton and livestreamed on YouTube. The eponymous series from comedy quartet The Try Guys, who also hosted tonight’s trophy show, won the Audience Choice: Show of the Year prize, and Shane Dawson won the Audience Choice: Creator of the Year prize. Also among tonight’s winners was Kevin Hart’s Cold as Balls, in the Sports category. David Dobrik came into the night with a lea… Read

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Ryan Murphy Donating $10M To Children’s Hospital, Where His Son Was Saved From Cancer

Ryan Murphy has pledged a $10 million donation to the facility that saved his young son’s life. In an Instagram post today, the man behind such series as American Horror Story, Pose and Glee acknowledged the gift to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, revealing that it treated then-2-year-old Ford Miller Murphy for an often-fatal pediatric cancer. After what Murphy called “a huge surgery and several difficult procedures,” the youngster is “thriving” today and just celebrated… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel Urges Texans To Vote Against Ted Cruz “For Comedy Sake”

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There most interesting race for the upcoming midterm elections is that of Sen. Ted Cruz, Jimmy Kimmel said, noting it’s so tight “Cruz had to asked his former arch-enemy Donald Trump for a boost.” “And the President did lent a tiny hand at a rally for Cruz in Houston tonight, which had to be the saddest call Ted Cruz ever had to make,” Kimmel sympathized. “Imagine if your neighbor insulted your wife's face, and then you had to ask him to loan you a weedwacker.  That's… Read

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Donald Trump Campaigns in Houston For “Beautiful Ted” Cruz

"In just 15 days the people of Texas are going to re-elect a man who has become a really good friend of mine," President Donald Trump said as he campaigned in Houston for Sen. Ted Cruz – a man he once labeled a liar and the son of a possible presidential assassin. "You know we had our little difficulties. But, actually, if you remember, at the beginning, it was a love fest," Trump said, glossing over their “Lyin’ Ted” phase and their “Donald, leave Heidi the hell alone!”… Read

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Netflix’s Use Of Artwork Personalization Attracts Online Criticism

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Netflix often touts is personalized recommendations as one feature that differentiates the streaming service from traditional media. But one of the subtle tools it uses to deliver suggestions — carefully selected artwork or images, designed to entice the user to watch a movie or TV series based on past viewing — became the focus of online criticism. Stacia L Brown, a writer and creator of the podcast Hope Chest, took issue with an approach she found manipulative — some… Read

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Producer Mike DiCenzo Gets Sendoff In Final ‘Tonight’ Show

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon producer Mike DiCenzo announced this morning that he was leaving the program. His last day was today, which marked his 10th year anniversary working in NBC late-night with host Jimmy Fallon, first on Late Night and then on The Tonight Show. (As we reported exclusively this morning, former Today executive producer Jim Bell is in talks to join The Tonight Show as showrunner.) Today was DiCenzo’s final taping, and The Tonight Show staff… Read

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Viceland’s ‘Trump Tapes’ Is Over, But Tom Arnold’s Hunt Isn’t

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EXCLUSIVE: Tom Arnold hasn't given up his quest to uncover incriminating evidence against Donald Trump, but his Viceland series The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold is over. A source said it was only ever intended as an eight-episode series. But Arnold isn’t done. "I am not quitting until I get all the tapes or Trump resigns, which ever happens first," he told Deadline. "Every day both things get closer to happening." Over the course of the show that premiered… Read

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‘The Walking Dead’ Suit Sees AMC Hit With Profit Reports Withholding Claims

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(UPDATED with AMC attorney statement) Charlie Collier is leaving AMC for a corner suite at New Fox ASAP and Andrew Lincoln is exiting The Walking Dead in the next couple of weeks but the nearly five-year legal all-out war between the cabler and Frank Darabont and CAA over profits from the zombie apocalypse series is going strong – as a letter in New York Supreme Court today made very clear, again. “This lawsuit is not about the scope of Plaintiffs' ‘audit rights’—it is… Read

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‘A Million Little Things’, ‘The Rookie’, ‘The Kids Are Alright’ & ‘Splitting Up Together’ Get Orders For 3 More Scripts From ABC

A Million Little Things

ABC has ordered three additional scripts for new fall series A Million Little Things, The Rookie and The Kids Are Alright and sophomore comedy Splitting Up Together. Broadcast networks opt for script orders to some series with 13-episode orders that they are considering for back episodic orders to keep their writers rooms going while they make the final decision whether to pick up more episodes. ABC so far has given a Back 9 pickup to new comedy series Single Parents. Its… Read

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Ray Liotta, Ken Jeong, Adrien Brody, Travis Fimmel & More Round Out Cast For Charlie Day’s ‘El Tonto’

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EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Day's feature directorial debut El Tontowhich started production today in Los Angeles, has expanded its ensemble cast with Crazy Rich Asians’ Ken Jeong, The Pianist Oscar-winner Adrien BrodyGoodfellas Ray Liotta, and Vikings‘ Travis Fimmel joining along with Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris and Devious Maids’ Edy Ganem In El Tonto, Day plays a mute simpleton who upon stepping off the bus for the first time in Los Angeles is thrust into stardom, only to… Read