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President Trump Escalates War Of Words With “Poor Man’s Don King” LaVar Ball

The feud between President Donald Trump and basketball dad LaVar Ball escalated after the Commander in Chief called Ball “a poor man’s Don King” and an “ungrateful fool.” The Wednesday morning tweet comes after the pair continue to argue about Trump's role in securing the release of Ball's son from a Chinese jail after he was held for shoplifting Louis Vitton sunglasses. In the latest early morning blast, Trump claimed personal responsibility for the release of LiAngelo… Read

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ZDF Enterprises Pre-emptively Purchases Thornton Brothers Pitch ‘The Incorruptibles’

EXCLUSIVE: Chris and Jason Thornton's series pitch The Incorruptibles has pre-emptively been purchased by Germany's ZDF Enterprise. The series will be executive produced by Rosa Entertainment's Sidney Sherman (Lonely Hearts), Robert Franke at ZDF Enterprises, and the Thornton Brothers. The storyline is being kept under wraps for the hour-long English-language drama series but it is said to be a high concept, violent action-thriller with satirical black comedy… Read

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Rashida Jones Denies ‘Toy Story 4’ Exit Over “Unwanted Advance” From John Lasseter

After Pixar CCO John Lasseter announced that he would be taking a leave of absence from his post at Disney due to “missteps” he made, it was reported that Rashida Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack stepped down as writers of Toy Story 4 after Lasseter made an “unwanted advance” towards Jones. The two responded to the report saying that this was untrue. Jones and McCormack signed on to pen on the fourth installment of the popular Pixar franchise, but have since… Read

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Actors, Musicians Remember David Cassidy: Brian Wilson, Marie Osmond Pay Tribute To Music Legend

Hollywood took to Twitter to honor the death of The Partridge Family singer-actor David Cassidy who suffered from organ failure. Musicians and actors alike expressed their condolences and shared memories about the influence of the former teen heartthrob. Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson said, “I’m very sad to hear about David Cassidy. There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house and we even started writing a song together.” Actor-musician Marie… Read

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Stephen Colbert Addresses Donald Trump Endorsement Of “Creme-De-La Creep” Roy Moore

Today, Donald Trump made a veiled endorsement of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Of course, Stephen Colbert had some things to say about it on The Late Show. “With all the recent sexual abuse allegations, the 'Creme-De-La Creep' is Alabama senator candidate and founder of 'Take a Daughter From School Day' Roy Moore,” said Colbert. He then played footage of Trump’s presser earlier today when he said… Read

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David Cassidy Dies: ‘Partridge Family’ Star & Pop Singer Was 67

David Cassidy, the former teen heartbreaker who starred on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family and had a handful of pop hits, has died, days after reports surfaced that he was suffering organ failure. He was 67 and suffered from dementia, complicated by liver and kidney shut-downs. Cassidy had been hospitalized in Florida. His family issued a statement tonight: “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father… Read

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Buzz Belmondo Dies: ‘Out Of This World’ Actor & Comic Was 70

Buzz Belmondo, a comedian, actor and writer who was a regular on the syndicated sitcom Out of This World and recurred on Baywatch, died Tuesday of blood cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 70, His friend and longtime comedy partner Brad Slaight confirmed the news. Born Lorenzo Matawaran on February 20, 1947, in San Francisco, Belmondo began his decades-long career in the San Francisco comedy scene. He was a regular at the famed Holy City Zoo comedy club that launched… Read

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In Hollywood, Few Female Stunt Performers Are Allowed To Drive

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EXCLUSIVE: Four Saturdays ago, the Bumblebee stunt team showed up for rehearsals in downtown Los Angeles for work on the latest in the Transformers movie franchise. It was late afternoon, and they were preparing to film the stunt the next Wednesday, November 1. The rehearsal that day involved 11 stunt drivers and three passengers – all men. One of the drivers was even told to wear a wig to double for a woman. Seven of the driving jobs listed on the call sheet were… Read

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‘Chicago P.D.’s Jason Beghe Investigated By NBC For “Inappropriate Behavior” Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

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Chicago P.D. lead Jason Beghe was investigated by NBC and Wolf Entertainment in 2016 for “inappropriate behavior” when the actor faced complaints from several  members of the cast and crew that some said constituted sexual harassment. "When it was brought to our attention that there were concerns about inappropriate behavior on set, we promptly began an investigation in partnership with Human Resources and all parties involved,” the network, Universal Television and Wolf… Read

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Ashley Hamilton To Helm ‘Gothic Harvest’; UTA Inks Jason Kohn; Comedy Dynamics Nabs Two Titles – Film Briefs

Ashley Hamilton (Iron Man 3, Rules Don't Apply) is attached to direct and star in the horror film Gothic Harvest. It follows the aristocratic, wealthy France-born Boudine family, who move to New Orleans in the mid-1800s to make their way in America, only to have their beautiful youngest daughter cross paths with the fiancé of the legendary Queen of Louisiana Voodoo, Marie Laveau. Their interlude results in a baby, which causes the entire family to become the focus of… Read

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Tig Notaro To Host Artios Awards; Nicole Kidman To Present Award To Kevin Huvane

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EXCLUSIVE: Comedian-actress Tig Notaro is set to host the Los Angeles ceremony of the Casting Society of America’s 33rd annual Artios Awards which will include Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman presenting CAA Partner and Managing Director, Kevin Huvane, with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. For the New York ceremony, comedian and Patti Cake$ actress Bridget Everett has been tapped to host. “As a 5’5” 115 lb SAG-AFTRA actor, I’m thrilled to be… Read

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‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Director Noah Baumbach On His Personally Rooted Penchant For New York Stories

A defining voice in American independent cinema ever since his 1995 debut with Kicking and Screaming, Noah Baumbach has a natural knack for human observation and crafting sharp dialogue that feels entirely true. These talents are on display with The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), a Netflix pic which premiered at Cannes to great acclaim, centering on the three dysfunctional adult children of a narcissistic, artistic patriarch. Meyerowitz sees Baumbach working at… Read