CBS and Dish Reach Carriage Agreement
CBS’ blackout on Dish systems is over. CBS Corporation and Dish Network Corporation have reached a multi-year agreement for carriage of CBS owned stations across the country, as well as CBS Sports Network, as well as Pop and Smithsonian Channel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The deal comes after almost three days of no CBS programming on Dish, including the NFL game on Thanksgiving Day, though it will allow football fans to watch SEC college games Friday… Read
‘Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return’ Renewed For Season 2 On Netflix
Netflix is bringing back its reboot of longtime cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 for a second go-round. Season 2 of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return will be available on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland “in the not-too-distant-future.”
The renewal was announced at the conclusion of Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s annual Thanksgiving marathon, comprised of six classic episodes, by hosts Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray and Felicia… Read
Uma Thurman To Harvey Weinstein: “I’m Glad It’s Going Slowly, You Don’t Deserve A Bullet… Stay Tuned”
Uma Thurman, who recently appeared to demonstrate extreme self-restraint when asked her thoughts on women speaking out against harassment, today wished a Happy Thanksgiving to her Instagram followers — all except Harvey Weinstein and his “wicked conspirators.” She wrote, “I’m glad it’s going slowly — you don’t deserve a bullet.” She also cited the #metoo hashtag in reference to herself.
This follows an October 18 video clip that went viral on November 4, when the actress… Read
Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Youth’ Reinstated: China & U.S. Release Date Set After Sept Delay
In September, the Chinese release of Feng Xiaogang's Youth, a coming-of-age drama about young people making peace with the past, was abruptly shelved ahead of the Middle Kingdom’s lucrative National Day holiday. In the wake of that move, U.S. distributor China Lion was obliged to postpone its planned run. Both are now back on with a December 15 day-and-date release set in the Middle Kingdom and North America.
The period epic from Huyai Brothers screened at the Toronto… Read
Seth Meyers Confirmed For Golden Globes Hosting Gig
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has confirmed that Seth Meyers will host the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony on January 7, 2018. Earlier this week, it had been reported that the Late Night With Seth Meyers host and SNL alum was in negotiations for the NBC gig.
Meyers follows fellow NBC host The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon, who emceed last year. Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler have also recently fronted the show.
"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association… Read
‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Special Ratings Top Feast of Holiday Eve Offerings
America seemed to be on a bit of a pre-holiday diet last night when it came to Thanksgiving Eve primetime. With CBS the only net to put originals up on Wednesday, encores and specials galore took a bit of dip from last year.
Once again, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1.7/7) was the top rated show among adults 18-49 on the night before the feast and a new Survivor (1.4/5) was the most watched with an audience of 7.4 million. However, the ABC special had 11% less demo meat… Read
‘The Four: Battle For Stardom’: Fox Promos Disruptive Singing Competition
Here’s a first-look promo for Fox’s The Four: Battle For Stardom, a new singing reality series that panelist Sean “Diddy” Combs has promised will “disrupt the world of competition television” and “revolutionize the format.” Above, he wants to know “who will be able to save their seat?”
Created by Armoza Formats and produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza, The Four also features expert panelists DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label… Read
‘Entourage’ Extra Alleges Jeremy Piven Sexually Assaulted Her In 2009 – Report
Anastasia Taneie, a woman who worked as an extra on Entourage, has made fresh allegations of unwanted sexual advances by Emmy winner Jeremy Piven. Taneie told BuzzFeed News that in 2009, Piven forcibly pushed her up against a wall in a dark hallway, grabbing her breasts and genitals, during a break from filming on the HBO series.
Taneie joins other women who have accused Piven of sexual harassment or assault dating back to 1995. He has denied the allegations.
In her… Read
‘Coco’ Earns A+ CinemaScore & Dances To $70M+; ‘Justice League’ Solid With $63M+: Thanksgiving B.O.
Thanksgiving AM Update: Moviegoers love Coco: The Disney film earned an A+ CinemaScore last night, Pixar’s 6th ever, and the best since Up. On top of that, Coco came in much higher on its first day with an estimated $13.3M; which is behind Thanksgiving openers Moana ($15.5M) and Frozen ($15.1M) and ahead of Good Dinosaur ($9.76m) and Tangled ($11.9M). Currently, the Lee Unkrich-Adrian Molina film should hit $70M-plus in five days, and $47M over three days. But given how… Read
Jane Campion: It’s A “Fairy Tale” Time For Women In The Entertainment Business
The Piano and Top Of The Lake filmmaker Jane Campion has said the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood has made it a "fairytale" time to be a woman in the entertainment business.
Speaking at the Screen Production and Development Association Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, Campion said, “Women are being believed and the men fired. This is breathtaking. I have never seen anything like this solidarity and call to action in my life.”
“The more we speak out, the less… Read
‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World’ EPs On Their Celebration Of Musical Icons
“It's my first time seeing [the film]. It's fantastic, so moving. It's really a huge breakthrough—a huge subject. I think you can see this film again and again because there's so much stuff in here that I didn't know, that I'm grateful to find out,” iconic singer-songwriter Jackson Browne says of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World, a Sundance-premiering documentary in which he appeared. “So many people in this film are people I do know, but they all deserve a deep… Read
Allison Williams Says ‘Peter Pan’ Performance Scored Her ‘Get Out’ Role
Girls star Allison Williams claimed that she secured her role in horror breakout Get Out thanks to her performance in NBC's Peter Pan Live!
Williams played the eponymous role in the 2014 live television special and told The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon that it was this performance that convinced Jordan Peele to cast her in his Blumhouse-produced horror film, which scored global box office of $254M on a $4.5M budget.
"Jordan cast me because of Peter Pan. He was like, 'If… Read