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Marvel’s James Gunn Blasts Trump For Signing Crime Victim Photos

Marvel producer/director James Gunn has attacked President Donald Trump on Twitter, claiming that he “wakes up every morning hoping more kids are murdered by immigrants so it will help him in the polls." Gunn’s comments came after Trump met with the so-called “Angel Families,” who are attempting to raise awareness of crimes committed by those illegally in the country. Trump signed photographs of the victims at the request of the families, according to his staff. Gunn, who… Read

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David Simon Twitter Reinstated, And Showrunner Returns With A Vengeance

David Simon

Producer David Simon is back on Twitter, and celebrated his return with a lengthy tweetstorm of more than a dozen posts that showed his time away from the service has not dulled his passion for lashing out against perceived wrongs and enemies. Simon, showrunner for The Wire and The Deuce, was originally banned when he tweeted out that a POTUS follower "should die of a slow moving venereal rash that settles in your lying throat," and should "die of boils." Twitter wasn't… Read

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Vinnie Paul Dies: Drummer For Hard Rock’s Pantera Was 54

Pantera drummer and founding member Vinnie Paul died Friday night in Las Vegas. His passing was announced on the Pantera Facebook page, but no cause of death was revealed. “Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” Pantera wrote on Facebook. “Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time. The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time.” The passing provoked… Read

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Seth Rogen Refused A Picture With House Speaker Paul Ryan

Seth Rogen told CBS late night host Stephen Colbert last night that he refused a picture with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and his family. Rogen related that he was at an event hosted by former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to promote brain health when the incident occurred. He had just posed for a picture with two teens when one of them said, “My father wants to meet you.”  He claimed he saw Ryan approaching. “My whole body puckered, I tensed up, and I… Read

TV

‘Nobodies’ Canceled By TV Land After 2 Seasons

Nobodies TV Land

TV Land has opted not to renew comedy series Nobodies for a third season. The series, executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, originated on TV Land, which renewed it for a second season in January 2017, ahead of the comedy’s March 2017 debut. After one modestly rated season on TV Land, Nobodies was relocated to sister channel Paramount Network for Season 2. Nobodies‘ sophomore season was slated to premiere on March 29, a couple of weeks into the run of… Read

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Press Sec’y Sarah Huckabee Sanders Asked To Leave VA Restaurant Because Of Trump Affiliation

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were asked to leave a Virginia farm-to-table restaurant last night because of her work with the Trump administration. Sanders sent out a tweet confirming that the Red Hen restaurant asked her to leave on Friday evening “because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.” Reviewers swarmed Facebook and Yelp to take on the restaurant’s conduct. Some offered praise, while others lambasted the further polarization and the lack… Read

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm Swings At Media, Economy, Witch Hunt

President Donald Trump’s traditional Saturday morning tweetstorm was back on its normal schedule today after being a bit late last week, undoubtedly because of travels. This week, the Commander-in-Tweet tackled the Witch Hunt, the state of the economy, his handling of the border family separation crisis, the media perception of the border family separations, a key upcoming election, and some thoughts and prayers for an injured Congresswoman. This week’s tweets: My… Read

Box Office

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Rises To $145M+ Opening – Saturday AM Update

3RD UPDATE, Saturday AM: Universal/Amblin’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues to improve, now looking at a $59M Friday –including last night’s $15.3M previews– and an estimated $145.6M opening at 4,475 theaters ahead of its projections, putting the dinosaur movie on better footing toward a $1 billion worldwide end-game. That’s projecting that the sequel does around a 2.5x multiple for $300M stateside, with $500M from overseas and $200M from China, and the feeling… Read

TV

Bill Maher Doubles Down On Anti-Trump Recession Wish

Update, with video Bill Maher doubled down tonight on his hope that an economic recession might turn the country against President Donald Trump. During the New Rules segment of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher tonight, the host directly addressed “anyone who went apeshit the last two weeks” since he first mentioned the recession-as-weapon in the battle against Trump. “A recession is a survivable event,” Maher said. “What Trump is doing to this country is not. Democracy is… Read

Business

20th Century Fox Sets Dates For Untitled James Mangold Ferrari Project, Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Death On The Nile’

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20th Century Fox’s untitled project from director James Mangold has been set for a June 28, 2019 bow. The film, which stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale, follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers on a car quest. Led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, the team is dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new race car, one with the potential to finally defeat the… Read

Awardsline

Notes On The Season: Will ‘The Conners’ Revival Help Emmy Chances For ‘Roseanne’?; ‘Sharknado’ Goes For Gold; Carol Burnett Looks Back

A column chronicling conversations and events on the Emmy season awards circuit. The Television Academy sends out daily reminders to the 22,000, maybe more, eligible voters to get their act together and vote before online polls close on at 10 PM PT Monday night. I got one today that said just “three days left to vote." I got through my ballot on Wednesday, but I can see why many leave it to the last possible minute. There is simply too much content to even fathom, much… Read

TV

‘Dynasty’: Lead Cast Member Not Returning For Season 2 Of the CW Series

There will be a different dynamic on the CW’s Dynasty next season. One of the stars of the reboot, Nathalie Kelley, who plays Cristal, has confirmed in an E! interview that she will not be returning for Season 2. The development is not entirely shocking —  Cristal, Alexis or Michael’s fates were left up in the air in the Season 1 finale cliffhanger, which ended with the three still trapped in a fire after Cristal also had been shot. Still, Kelley’s exit changes the… Read