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Emmy Sweethearts Glenn Weiss And Jan Svendsen Make Surprise Appearance On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

After stealing the show (and our hearts) at Monday night’s Primetime Emmys telecast by proposing to his girlfriend, Glenn Weiss and his new fiancee  Jan Friedlander Svendsen appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Liveto talk about The emotional highlight of the Emmys was when director Glenn Weiss, who won for directing the Oscars, paid tribute to his late mother and gave his girlfriend Jan the surprise of her life on live television. We know Glenn, so we tracked the love birds down… Read


WGA West Announces 2018 Board Of Directors Election Results

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The Writers Guild of America West have announced the results of the 2018 Board of Directors Election. Eight members were elected to the WGAW's Board of Directors for two-year terms. They include Patti Carr (incumbent), Ashley Gable, Betsy Thomas, Deric A. Hughes, David Slack, Jonathan Fernandez (incumbent), Patric M. Verrone (incumbent), Travis Donnelly. Their terms are effective immediately. "This vote represents the largest turnout in Guild Board election history, due… Read


‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Review: Michael Moore’s Latest Is Politically Explosive In Ways You Might Not Expect

In 2004 Michael Moore’s documentary aimed straight at the George W. Bush administration and the war in Iraq, Fahrenheit 9/11, won him the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and became the highest-grossing documentary of all time. He has made several movies in the meantime, most notably Sicko, but now is back with perhaps his most powerful film since that classic. In so doing he has simply reversed the numbers to Fahrenheit 11/9, referring to the morning after Donald… Read


Man Featured On Bravo Dating Show Charged With Rape, Other Felonies; Might Be “A Thousand” Other Victims, DA Says

An orthopedic surgeon who was featured in an episode the 2014 Bravo reality series Online Dating Rituals of the American Male and his girlfriend are facing multiple felonies including one count each of rape in Newport Beach, CA. Prosecutors say that, based on photos and videos found on the defendants’ phones, there likely are more than 1,000 other victims. Grant Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Riley, 31, face multiple decades in prison on charges that they drugged and… Read


‘Stan & Ollie’ Trailer: Steve Coogan & John C. Reilly Find The Drama In Comedy In Laurel & Hardy Biopic

In the first trailer for the Jon S. Baird-directed Stan & Ollie, we get the first look at Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as they portray the legendary comedy duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as they go on their triumphant farewell tour. Written by Jeff Pope, the movie takes us on their journey as they give one last hurrah as they bring their double act around the UK and Ireland. As seen in the trailer above, there are plenty of laughs and moments of drama, but with… Read


Former LA Times Beijing Bureau Chief Resigns Following Sexual Misconduct Investigation

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The former Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times has resigned after the news organization completed its investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. The Times had suspended Jonathan Kaiman this spring, after two women came forward with accusations of sexually aggressive behavior. One fellow journalist, Felicia Sonmez, wrote a letter to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China in May to describe being groped by Kaiman without her consent and feeling… Read


‘What/If’: Dave Annable & Louis Herthum Cast In Netflix Social Thriller Series

Brothers and Sisters alum Dave Annable has been cast opposite Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy and Blake Jenner in What/If, a social thriller anthology drama series for Netflix. Joining the Mike Kelley series in a recurring role is Louis Herthum (Westworld). Written by Kelley, directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Page Fright, Atlas Entertainment and Compari Entertainment, a division of Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers, in association with Warner Bros… Read


‘One Day At A Time’ Star Justina Machado Inks With UTA

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EXCLUSIVE: Justina Machado, who stars on Netflix’s rebooted Norman Lear series One Day at a Time, has signed with UTA. The series from Lear and Sony TV is underway on shooting its third season which will air in 2019. Machado, who scored a SAG Award in 2004 as part of the ensemble cast of HBO’s Six Feet Under, more recently appeared on Season 4 of CW’s Jane the Virgin and USA Network’s Queen of the South, and she voices Carmen on Disney Junior’s Elena of Avalor. Her… Read


Fox Nabs Sister Comedy From Michelle Nader & Morgan Murphy As Put Pilot

Fox has handed a put pilot commitment to Danny Issues, a multi-camera comedy from former 2 Broke Girls writer-producers Michelle Nader and Morgan Murphy and the studio behind the CBS sitcom, Warner Bros. TV, where Nader is under an overall deal. Written by Nader and Murphy inspired by their own relationships with their fathers, Danny Issues is about two flawed sisters who are reunited with their ne'er-do-well father after the loss of their mother, leading all three to… Read


Walt Disney Studios Ups Ryan Stankevich and Martha Morrison To SVP Global Marketing Posts

Ryan Stankevich and Martha Morrison have been promoted to SVP Marketing at Walt Disney Studios, president of marketing Asad Ayaz said today. In their new and expanded roles, the pair will lead global campaigns and strategy for Disney's entire theatrical slate, working with all areas of the marketing organization. Stankevich will oversee titles from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, while Morrison will be in charge of titles from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar… Read


Fox Buys ‘Richard Lovely’ Comedy From Billy Finnegan & Kat Coiro As Put Pilot

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Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Richard Lovely, a single-camera comedy from Grace and Frankie executive producer Billy Finnegan, director Kat Coiro (The Mick) and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by Finnegan, the project, which has an About a Boy vibe to it, is about Richard Lovely, a best-selling children’s book author… who hates children. After a series of unfortunate public events — and a little advice from his fictional alter ego — he’s forced to foster a little… Read


Viacom Ripped By Wall Street Analyst For “Stuffing” Shows With Ads Even As Ratings Ebb


Viacom — “and pretty much only Viacom” — is engaged in a systematic program of “ad stuffing” even as ratings of its networks continue to decline, according to a report by Wall Street analyst Todd Juenger. Backed by what he called “photographic evidence” (i.e., photos of a TiVo programming guide), the Sanford Bernstein analyst documented widespread extension of shows’ customary running times. Only one other network he studied — NBCUniversal’s Syfy — attempted a similar… Read