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Asia Argento Turns To Princess Diana Law Firm To Seek “Substantial Damages” Against Rose McGowan — Update

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Thursday update, Sept 20: The time was set. The time has passed. Asia Argento has said on Twitter that she is moving ahead with plans to sue Rose McGowan. The actress updated, “I must inform you that I’ve instructed Mishcon de Reya to seek for substantial damages for deception, fraud, coercion and libel. You will hear from them shortly.” Nothing from McGowan’s side yet. Mishcon de Reya is the blue chip British law firm which has repped clients including Deborah Lipstadt… Read

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ITV Brings Back Chris Lang-Penned Cop Drama ‘Unforgotten’ For A Fourth Season

ITV is bringing back hit cop drama Unforgotten for a fourth season. The series, which is being developed in the U.S. for ABC by Josh Berman, Sony Pictures Television and BBC Worldwide Productions, has been handed a six-episode run following the success of the third season, which average 6M viewers an ep. The Split's Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me) return as two London detectives, who work together to solve cold case murders and disappearances. The… Read

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Shortlist Revealed For UK’s Biggest Filmmaker Bursary

Writer-director Richard Billingham (Ray & Liz), writer Nicole Taylor (Wild Rose) and writer-director Harry Wootliff (Only You) are the three names on the shortlist for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award worth £50k ($65k), which the eponymous luxury watch brand gives in conjunction with the BFI. Photographer and Turner Prize-nominated artist Billingham’s well-reviewed first feature Ray and Liz is based on his memories of his parents Ray and Liz, their… Read

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‘Bond 25’ Gets Cary Joji Fukunaga As New Director For 007 Daniel Craig

Eon Productions and MGM have set Cary Joji Fukunaga as the new director who’ll mount James Bond 25 with Daniel Craig in the starring role. Filming will begin March for a worldwide release date of February 14, 2020. MGM will distribute domestically, and Universal releases the film in international territories, after it won a hotly contested auction last May. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and the studio met numerous helmers after Danny Boyle dropped out… Read

TV

‘Modern Family’: Optimism Grows For Season 11 Of ABC Comedy Series

In one week, Modern Family will premiere its 10th season on ABC. Behind the scenes, groundwork continues to be laid out for an eleventh season of the Emmy-winning family comedy, and all sides appear optimistic that it could become a reality. I hear conversations are still ongoing between ABC and Modern Family producer 20th Century Fox TV for a shorter 11th season, with a final season order in the neighborhood of 18 episodes discussed. Modern Family creators/showrunners… Read

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‘The Good Doctor’: Beau Garrett Not Returning For Season 2

Beau Garrett is clocking out as hospital attorney Jessica Preston on ABC’s The Good Doctor. The surprise exit comes ahead of the premiere of season 2 on Sept. 24. Garrett is the second series regular to depart the show. In April, Deadline exclusively reported that original cast member Chuku Modu, who played surgical resident Dr. Jared Kalu, turned in his scrubs. Garrett’s Jessica was the former best friend of Dr. Aaron Glassman’s (Richard Schiff) daughter Maddie who died… Read

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Tom Selleck Stepping Down From NRA Board

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Tom Selleck, the star of CBS’ Blue Bloods, has resigned from his post on the board of directors at the NRA. His publicist confirmed the news to Reuters today. "Tom Selleck has stepped down from the board of the NRA due to his work schedule," Annett Wolf said in a statement. She added that he remains a member of the nonprofit gun-rights association. The board membership is difficult to find, but according to several reports Selleck was the leading vote-getter in its 2017… Read

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#DearProfessorFord: Actresses Support Christine Blasey Ford As Brett Kavanaugh Hearings Loom

As the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh are on the horizon, Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault accusations against the SCOTUS hopeful has taken center stage on Twitter with the trending hashtag #DearProfessorFord. Julianne Moore, Gabrielle Union, Eva LongoriaMarisa Tomei, America Ferrera, Amber Tamblyn, and women from all walks of life are featured in a video reading the same letter supporting Professor Ford and protesting Kavanaugh’s confirmation. “You are… Read

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Julie Chen Moonves Returns To ‘Big Brother’ & Continues To Support Husband Les Moonves

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Julie Chen sang the same tune on Wednesday night’s episode of Big Brother. Upon her return to the reality competition, Chen greeted viewers saying “Good evening, I’m Julie Chen Moonves”, which is her way of showing support for her husband Les Moonves, who is faced with numerous sexual misconduct accusations. Clearly, Chen isn’t budging when it comes to standing by her man. She did a similar show of support on the previous episode where she signed off with her married… Read

Business

Mark Cuban Pledges $10M To Women’s Groups After Probe Details Harassment By Dallas Mavericks Exec, Staffers

News item: An investigation uncovers a sordid, two-decade-plus history of misogyny and sexual harassment by Dallas Mavericks employees. Reaction from team owner Mark Cuban: Donate $10 million to women’s advocacy groups. That what the Shark Tank star is pledging in the wake of an independent probe overseen by the NBA that found “numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct” by Mavericks workers, including a former team president and CEO… Read

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SAG-AFTRA Applauds Senate’s Unanimous Vote For The Music Modernization Act

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SAG-AFTRA raised its voice today in praise of the Senate’s unanimous support of the Music Modernization Act, a bill that would pay artists for their recordings and help songwriters get paid. The legislation is a rarity in the an otherwise divided Congress — a measure that enjoyed sweeping, bipartisan support. A slightly different version of the bill also passed the House without a single objection. The Music Modernization Act is designed to fix some long-standing issues… Read

Film

David Zayas Cast in Paramount’s ‘Body Cam’; ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Adds Lee Majdoub

David Zayas, best known for his role as Angel Batista on Showtime’s Dexter, has landed a role in Paramount Players’ Body Cam drama, which stars Mary J. Blige and Nat Wolff. Malik Vittahl is at the helm, directing from a screenplay by Nic McCarthy and John Ridley, based on Richmon Riedel’s spec script. The plot centers around several LAPD police officers who are haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops. All… Read