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‘Robot Wars’ Sets U.S. Premiere On Science Channel

Robots are gearing up and ready to bring their fight to America. The popular series Robot Wars is set to make its U.S. premiere on Science Channel Wednesday, August 8 at 10pm ET/PT. The series will feature the top robot combat teams from around the world in an enormous bulletproof fighting arena that contains dangerous hazards such as fire, spikes, the flipper and the iconic pit. 40 teams will enter but only one will take the trophy for Robot Wars supremacy. Not only do… Read

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Dylan Walsh Books Recurring Role On ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Unforgettable alum Dylan Walsh is set for a recurring guest role on the upcoming 20th season of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Walsh will play John Conway, a self-made man and major beverage distributor who is respected by his community and looked up to by his children. His story will unfold in the near future. Walsh has a history on Law & Order: SVU, which will tie Gunsmoke and Law & Order‘s record as the longest-running drama series with its upcoming 20th… Read

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‘SNL’ Blooper Reel: Features Laugh-Worthy Outtakes From Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, Tiffany Haddish + More

The only thing funnier than sketch comedy is the blooper reel that comes out of it. Saturday Night Live released a compilation video of outtakes featuring guest hosts from Season 43 including Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling, Tiffany Haddish and Will Ferrell. The video above shows guest hosts breaking character and laughing through their lines — some of them are more guilty of it than others. Gosling has trouble getting through a parody jeans commercial, while Kevin Hart can’t… Read

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‘Suits’ Season 8 Review: Meghan Markle & Patrick J. Adams Gone But Not Forgotten

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Telling you almost everything you need to know about a long-in-the-tooth show that is getting back in the ring beginning Wednesday, the first time you meet Katherine Heigl in the Season 8 premiere of Suits, the Grey's Anatomy alum is knocking the stuffing out of a boxing bag. With Meghan Markle gone to a royal firm in real life and her character Rachel having departed the Aaron Korsh-created series with Patrick J. Adams' hubby Mike for a new life in Seattle, Suits has… Read

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Vladimir Putin Debuts As Ratings Magnet For Fox News Channel Post-Summit

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Post summit sit-downs with Russian Ruler Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump catapulted Fox News Channel ratings on Monday. First, Chris Wallace’s riveting tiff with Putin produced an average of 3.2 million viewers, 542K of whom fell into the 25-54 age bracket – impressive 6 PM stats. Wallace’s interview aired in Bret Baier’s Special Report program, which shot up 58% in overall audience and 82% in the demo compared to same night last year. Putin ran circles around CN… Read

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Sony Pictures Hires Ellene V. Miles As SVP Intersectional Marketing

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Entertainment has brought on marketing vet Ellene V. Miles to join the Motion Picture Group’s marketing team in the newly carved-out position of SVP Intersectional Marketing. Miles, who will report to Andre Caraco, co-president of domestic marketing, will work across all of the group’s marketing operations to establish holistic multicultural and inclusion-based strategies for all our films. In a memo sent out to employees this afternoon, Caraco… Read

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‘9-1-1’ Season 2 Promos: Jennifer Love Hewitt Answers The Emergency Call When Earthquake Hits L.A.

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9-1-1 what’s your emergency?”. That is the voice of new series lead Jennifer Love Hewitt as 911 operator Maddie in Fox’s breakout crime drama 9-1-1, from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear. We’re getting the exclusive first look at Season 2 in two promos that will premiere tonight during the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which airs at 4:30 PM PT/7:30 PM ET on Fox. It’s the network’s official kick-off to the Season 2 marketing campaign. The first promo… Read

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“Lawnmower Man” Director Brett Leonard Shooting Scripted VR Series “Hollywood Rooftop”

The director whose 1992 cult film The Lawnmower Man helped bring virtual reality to the cinematic mainstream is working on a new project that he hopes will spark a new wave of VR storytelling. Brett Leonard’s latest endeavor, Hollywood Rooftop, is a scripted project that’s being shot simultaneously as a 10-episode virtual reality FragFilm and as a traditional 2D feature film. It combines aspects of movie-making — a character- and dialogue-driven narrative — with the… Read

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Cinthya Carmona Joins ‘The Tax Collector’; Cathy Shim Cast In ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’; Jake Allyn In ‘Kill Me Twice’

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Actress Cinthya Carmona (Hulu's East Los High) has been cast in David Ayer’s crime thriller The Tax Collector, joining Shia LaBeouf, Bobby Soto and Chelsea Rendon. Not much is known about the plot other then it harkens to Ayer's earlier gritty crime thrillers Training Day and End of Watch. Production is set to being this summer in LA. Cross Creek Pictures is financing the project and co-producing with Ayer and Chris Long's Cedar Park Entertainment. Carmona is repped by… Read

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Netflix Terminates Contract With The Weinstein Co.

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Netflix won a U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s approval to terminate its output deal with The Weinstein Company, a settlement that means the streaming service won’t be obligated to stream a third season of MTV’s Scream. The agreement, filed today (read it here), comes as Lantern Entertainment continues to work through various objections stemming from The Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy, in hopes of establishing productive relationships in Hollywood. According to the document, Netflix… Read

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LA Film Festival Moves Into New Oscar-Season Berth With Diverse Programs, Partnerships

In any previous year, the annual LA Film Festival would have been over a month ago, but now in what is certainly, at least partially, a bid to be taken more seriously as a real player on the fest circuit — in the very backyard where Oscar hopefuls get birthed — the Film Independent-produced fest is looking to be a much bigger part of the conversation than its past placement in June ever allowed. Scheduled now to run September 20-28, the new date puts it in the forefront… Read

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Hollywood Unions Oppose Bill That Would Slash Arts & Humanities Funding

Hollywood's unions are "steadfastly" opposing an amendment to a bill pending in Congress that would slash funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities by 15%. The coalition of 12 unions, representing half a million industry workers and artists, includes SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, IATSE, the American Federation of Musicians, Actors’ Equity and the WGA East. The opposition is being spearheaded by the Department of Professional… Read