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BritBox Teams Up With The BBC To Produce Anglo/German Crime Drama ‘The Mallorca Files’

BritBox has teamed up with the BBC as well as a number of broadcasters across Europe to launch a Spain-set crime drama from the writer behind The Good Karma Hospital and Delicious. The broadcasters have ordered The Mallorca Files (w/t), created by Dan Sefton, and produced by Cosmopolitan Pictures, the production company set up by Ben Donald and Misfits firm Clerkenwell Films. The ten-part drama is set amongst the expat community on the sunny Spanish island and features a… Read

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James Corden Concludes ‘The Late Late Show’s Week In London After 1M Apply For Tickets

Some 1 million Brits applied for tickets to watch The Late Late Show with James Corden, which has just finished a successful week in London, with Corden and exec producers Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe telling Deadline how much fun the run in the British capital has been. No surprise, really, when the Gavin & Stacey creator was able to persuade Paul McCartney to do a turn in Carpool Karaoke. Corden was evidently buzzing to share his motor with the former Beatle and it paid… Read

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Paul McCartney Redefines ‘Carpool Karaoke’ With James Corden In Liverpool

Late Late Show's Carpool Karaoke snagged Paul McCartney for this year’s London visit. It’s not so much karaoke and, technically, not so much “carpool” either with lots of trips down Beatles Liverpool Memory Lane, or Penny Lane to be more precise. Beginning their Liverpool "road trip" to “Baby You Can Drive My Car,” of course, host James Corden asks the former Beatle how old he was when he wrote his first song. He was 14 and it was called “I Lost My Little Girl”: I woke up… Read

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Eyes $12M+ Thursday Night – Early Read

EXCLUSIVE: Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is on a course to earn around $12M+ tonight, and potentially north of $13M. West coast shows started at 7PM and the evening has a way to go. Eastern time zone showtimes also began at 7PM. This forecast comes from Deadline sources, not Universal as the studio doesn’t report until tomorrow morning. Should Fallen Kingdom remain at its current pace tonight, the J.A. Bayona-directed feature will… Read

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Twitter Temporarily Bans White House Advisor Stephen Miller Phone Sharers

Twitter today temporarily banned some users that were sharing White House senior advisor Stephen Miller’s phone number on the service. The online service started to enforce its rule against sharing personal information after users began picking up the information from an article on Splinter News, part of the Gizmodo Media Group. Twitter users in turn shared the Splinter information, resulting in Miller’s phone blowing up with negative calls and texts. Twitter's rules say… Read

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‘Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’ Review: Benicio Del Toro & Josh Brolin Power Thrilling And Timely Sequel

It was unexpected, but believe me when I tell you Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 Sicario, is simply the most intelligent and exciting action thriller of the summer. Going in I thought perhaps this would be kind of like They Call Me Mister Tibbs was to In the Heat of the Night — a serviceable but hardly worthy follow-up — but this film absolutely stands on its own, the promise of director Denis Villeneuve’s original more than met… Read

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Stephen Colbert Shames Melania For “I Really Don’t Care” ‘Jacket Seen Round The World

Melania Trump made a “surprise” trip to Texas today to visit some of the children her husband separated from their parents as part of his crackdown on illegal immigration “When I heard she was doing this, I thought, okay! This is what First Ladies often do. You go to a troubled area. They see the children. They show that we care. You can't mess that up,” Stephen Colbert told his studio audience at the top of Late Show. “Guess what? I spoke too soon,” he admitted. “Now… Read

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‘Dear White People’ Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix

Netflix has picked up a third season of its hit comedy series Dear White People for premiere next year. The renewal was just announced in the form of a social asset by narrator Giancarlo Esposito (finally seen for the first time in the Season 2 finale) on behalf of the Order of X (see clip below). Based on Justin Simien's acclaimed debut indie feature and produced by Lionsgate, Dear White People is set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university… Read

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Dick Van Dyke, Hayley Mills & Others Celebrate Disney Musical Legends Sherman Brothers At Joyous Motion Picture Academy Tribute

Keala Settle, co-star of the smash movie musical The Greatest Showman, hit the stage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre on Wednesday night to sing a killer rendition of the iconic Disneyland theme, “It’s a Small World," the kickoff to a magical night as Oscar celebrated the writers of that tune: Disney legends Richard M Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. So the lyrics might have said “it’s a small world," but the lines outside the… Read

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‘Roseanne’ Spinoff ‘The Conners’ Picked Up By ABC With No Roseanne Barr Involvement

It’s official: ABC has given a 10-episode series order to The Conners (working title), a spinoff of Roseanne, for fall 2018. The spinoff will take over the Tuesday 8 PM slot on the ABC schedule that was vacated when Roseanne was suddenly canceled following a controversial tweet by star and executive producer Roseanne Barr. (Roseanne‘s order had been for 13 episodes.) Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series after reaching a settlement with… Read

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Starz Donates Big Bucks For TV Scribes’ Push To Stop Border Family Separation

Starz RAICES Texas

As more and more writers rooms from across the Big 4, cable and streaming take on the challenge from Vida and One Day at a Time to stop children being ripped apart from their families at the southern border, the home of the Tanya Saracho-run East LA drama has put its money where its heart is. The day after Donald Trump begrudgingly signed an executive order that sort of stops any more kids and babies being snatched away from their parents and placed in cages or hidden… Read

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YouTube Announces New Ways For Creators To Make Money – VidCon

YouTube used the giant megaphone that is VidCon to announce new ways for creators to make money, in addition to advertising. Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan said YouTube will offer expanded merchandising opportunities and allow users to begin charging monthly channel memberships. The news comes on the heels of similar announcements this week from Facebook and Instagram, all aimed at rewarding creators. “The vast majority of the revenue is coming from our advertising… Read