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Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’, Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’, Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Head To San Sebastian Fest

The San Sebastian Film Festival (Sep 21-29) has pulled together an impressive lineup for its competitive Audience Award section, including Damien Chazelle’s First Man, Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. Also among the ten new films announced today for the ‘Perlak’ selection are Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers, well-reviewed Cannes dramas Girl, by Lukas Dhont, and Capernaum, by Nadine Labaki, and Spike Lee’s Black BlacKkKlansman. Ciro Guerra… Read

International

Viacom’s Channel 5 Lines Up Porn Star Stormy Daniels & Kirstie Alley For ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump, and Cheers actress Kirstie Alley are some of the star names set to appear on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother as Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5. The show, which is produced by Endemol Shine-backed Initial Productions, launches Thursday August 16. The network is theming this summer's reality hit as The Eye of The Storm and is introducing housemates that have all been caught up… Read

Business

Tencent’s China Literature Ponies Up For New Classics Media In $2.6B Deal

As Chinese gaming and social media behemoth Tencent Holdings contiues to make strategic moves in the content business, its publicly-listed e-publishing spinoff has made a key acquisition. China Literature is to acquire film and TV producer New Classics Media, whose Hello Mr Billionaire has made over $344M in a few short weeks locally. Under the deal, China Literature will acquire 100% of the share capital of NCM from certain members of that company's senior management… Read

Awardsline

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Wins TV’s First J.D. Power Award

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel Live has won its very first J.D. Power Award. In fact, JKL is the first TV show to receive a J.D. Power Award. The organization named Kimmel’s program the Most Reliable Midsize Late Night Talks Show With The Same Host for 15 Consecutive Years. Kimmel’s show also is the only midsize late night talk show currently on the air with the same host for 15 consecutive years. No, we’re not sure what is a “midsize late night show.” “Over the past 15 years our show has… Read

TV

Donald Trump Boasts Mark Burnett Called To Say No ‘Apprentice’ Tape Exists Of Him Using N-Word

Omarosa seems to have gotten under President Donald Trump’s skin during her march through the various programs of NBC News in promotion of her new book Unhinged. “@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa,” Trump tweeted tonight. That’s an upgrade for Omarosa who, all day long, had been just “Wacky Omarosa” in Trump tweets. Since appearing on NBC… Read

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‘This Is Us’: Michael Angarano To Play Jack’s Brother In Season 3 Of NBC Series

As This Is Us goes to Vietnam to chronicle Jack’s time during the war, we will meet his brother. Michael Angarano (I’m Dying Up Here) is set to recur on the upcoming third season of the acclaimed NBC drama series, playing Nicky, Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) brother. Series creator Dan Fogelman told Deadline last month that the series will be "diving heavy" into patriarch Jack's experience in Vietnam in Season 3. To help with the accurate portrayal of the war, This Is Us in… Read

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Dan Roberts Says ‘Who Is America?’ Prank Was A “Malicious” Act By Sacha Baron Cohen

On Sunday, pro-gun advocate Dan Roberts was the latest victim of Who Is America? During the episode, Sacha Baron Cohen impersonated an anti-terror expert and at one point, he taught Roberts how to survive a beheading which ended with a cringe-worthy moment that involved a Roberts handling a sex toy with his mouth. In a recent interview with the  Read

Business

Broadway’s ‘Gettin’ The Band Back Together’ Cranks Up Jukebox Hero Pipe Dreams: Review

Middle-age urges to re-live old garage band pipe dreams are typically best kept to dank basements and sound-proofed garages, and Broadway’s Gettin’ The Band Back Together doesn’t exactly prove otherwise. Still, the playful musical is more infectious than you might expect. Be warned, though: Enjoyment of Gettin’ The Band Back Together will be in direct proportion to a tolerance for not-so-young guys making guitar faces and devil horn hand gestures for two and a half… Read

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Stephen Colbert Mocks Omarosa Boast She Finally Has Proof Donald Trump Is Racist

Yet another close adviser to President Donald Trump has betrayed him, Stephen Colbert announced, tragically, at the top of Late Show. The latest person to turn on Trump is his former adviser “and realtor giving you a card at a funeral,” Omarosa. The former Apprentice franchise star, fired from her White House job in December, has written a salacious new book “filled with shocking details that you already knew,” Colbert revealed. On Today show, Omarosa explained her new… Read

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‘$100,000 Pyramid’ Contestant Addresses Barack Obama-Osama Bin Laden Snafu

Mistakes happen, but when they are aired on national television, they become a fiasco. This is exactly what happened to Evan Kaufman when he appeared as a contestant on $100,000 Pyramid. During the final round on the ABC game show, Kaufman was paired with Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows. Kaufman was giving clues on a topic for Meadows to guess. When the clue “People Whose Last Name is Obama” popped up, Kaufman first said, “bin Laden”, thinking he saw the word “Osama.”… Read

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Animal Logic Eyes Live-Action Films With New Company

Truant Pictures

Animal Logic has launched Truant Pictures, a new production company that will act as a subsidiary of the successful Aussie animation outfit with a focus on live-action genre films for the Australian market. Truant will be headquartered at Animal Logic's Sydney-based studios and also operate out of its Los Angeles offices alongside Animal Logic Entertainment. The plan is to develop and produce the films in collaboration with emerging and established Australian talent, to… Read

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‘Seven Seconds’ Allowed Regina King To Marry Her Philanthropy To Her Artistry – Awardsline Screening Series

Regina King can do no wrong. A favorite of the Television Academy with back-to-back-to-back Emmy nominations for John Ridley's American Crime—an anthology series in which she played a different character every season—the actress is back in the running this year with Veena Sud's Netflix drama Seven Seconds. But there is something different about this season. With the role of Latrice Butler, a Jersey City mother whose son is killed by the police, King finally made the jump… Read