‘Celebrity Big Brother’ UK Lines Up Meghan Markle’s Half-Sister Samantha As C5 Goes For Controversial Theme
Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha Markle is reportedly being lined up to appear on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother as Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5 eyes a controversial theme.
The network is theming this summer's reality hit as The Eye of The Storm and is expected to introduce housemates that have all been caught up in their own media controversies.
The entrance of Samantha Markle, otherwise known as Samantha Grant, would make perfect sense given her… Read
‘Brotherhood’ & ‘The Souvenir’ Actor Jack McMullen Joins James Mangold’s Ford Vs Ferrari Pic
EXCLUSIVE: Brotherhood and The Souvenir actor Jack McMullen has nabbed a supporting role in Logan director James Mangold's upcoming movie about the battle between Ford and Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship.
Christian Bale and Matt Damon will star in the currently untitled pic, which Fox has dated for June 28, 2019 stateside. It will follow automotive visionary Carroll Shelby, British driver Ken Miles and a team of American engineers and designers who were… Read
BBC One Aims To Find Jack The Ripper In Emilia Fox-Fronted Science Documentary
The BBC is looking to solve the murders of Jack The Ripper in a new science documentary fronted by The Pianist and Silent Witness star Emilia Fox.
The British public broadcaster has ordered Jack The Ripper (w/t) from BBC Studios to air later this year. The one-hour special will look at how 130 years ago, between August and November 1888, Ripper murdered five women in the East End of London.
Despite a huge manhunt, the murders were never solved. The BBC hopes that using… Read
Fox Networks Group Teams With Canal+ On Modern Day Remake Of H.G Wells’ ‘War Of The Worlds’
Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa is taking on a reboot of War of the Worlds as its second original commission.
The international arm of the U.S. broadcaster has partnered with France's Canal+ and Atlantis producer Urban Myth Films on the eight-part remake, which will be set in the present day and tell the story of an alien invasion.
The drama was created and written by Misfits' Howard Overman, who runs Studiocanal-backed Urban Myth Films with Johnny Caps and Julian… Read
‘American Horror Story’ Season 8 Title Revealed: Apocalypse
American Horror Story just revealed its season 8 title: ‘Apocalypse’, and some pretty creepy artwork…
— AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) July 20, 2018
Rosemary’s Baby anyone? FX likes to keep plot details under wraps but has dropped this graphic and title during a late night event at San Diego Comic-Con.
Creator Ryan Murphy previously said that Season 8 would be a “crossover” with Murder House (Season 1) and Coven (Season 3). “It's a season… Read
NFL And Players Assn. Temporarily Suspend Anthem Rules Enforcement
The National Football League and NFL Players Association have issued a joint statement that league and team policies regarding conduct during the national anthem will not be issued or enforced for several weeks as part of a standstill agreement between the two sides.
The move comes as word broke today of a special plan by the Miami Dolphins to punish players. The league and the Players Association were headed to an independent arbitration on the anthem policy.
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Cast & Creators On Season 6, LGBTQ Representation, & An ‘SVU’ Crossover? – Comic-Con
The canceled and then quickly renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine busted into San Diego Comic-Con like a drug raid, and it was probably the rowdiest and most fan-driven panel on the first day of the confab — or, as the kids say, it was “lit AF.”
The crowd erupted with off-the-charts applause as show creators Luke Del Tredici and Dan Goor were joined on the stage by stars Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker… Read
Fired Paramount TV President Amy Powell Denies Making Insensitive Comments, Explores Legal Action – Update
UPDATED with Powell’s statement: Five years after she was hired to head Paramount TV, Amy Powell has been fired. Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos announced the move to staff in an internal memo Thursday afternoon.
In the memo, Gianopulos noted “multiple individuals” who raised “concerns around comments” made by Powell in a “professional setting, which they believed were inconsistent” with Viacom’s values, something she denies.
“Having spent the past several days conducting a… Read
‘Crazy Ex Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna On Final Season & The Future – Comic-Con
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna made a stop at Comic-Con today to talk about their CW comedy’s “self-imposed” upcoming final season.
In a discussion led by series co-star Michael McMillian, McKenna reaffirmed that the four seasons had been mapped out from the onset. "The very end, the last scene has always been the same,” she said. “Generally directionally we knew what every chapter of the four was going to be."
Added star Bloom… Read
Shinobu Hashimoto Dies: Writer Of ‘Rashomon’, ‘Seven Samurai’ & 70 Other Screenplays Was 100
Shinobu Hashimoto, the screenwriter whose work is credited as being among the most influential in film history, died Thursday of pneumonia at his Tokyo home, according to Japanese media reports. He was 100.
Hashimoto was the screenwriter for some of the most important films in Japanese history, including Rashomon and Seven Samurai from director Akira Kurosawa. Rashomon was his first work made into a film, and he went on to write nearly 80 scripts, including collaborations… Read
‘Assassination Nation’: Sundance Darling Captures Hall H Crowd With Provocative Footage – Comic-Con
The Sam Levinson-directed Assassination Nation drew the biggest acquisition and became the buzziest title at January’s Sundance Film Festival. Today, the shocking and provocative film shoved aside the superheroes and usual fanboy fare from Hall H as the filmmakers took the stage to try to broaden its potential appeal to include the young-demo San Diego Comic-Con crowd.
The Bron-backed pic was acquired by Neon, and Joe & Anthony Russo’s AGBO in a $10 million-plus world… Read
‘Iron Fist’ Gets Season 2 September Launch Date On Netflix – Comic-Con
Having had its ass critically kicked for Season 1 in a way that Marvel rarely experiences, Iron Fist came into Comic-Con swinging today. Along with a gritty teaser and some heavy duty punk rock fueled fight scenes for the series, the biggest Season 2 punch of all was the announcement that the Finn Jones led series will be back for its second season on September 7.
— Iron Fist (@MarvelIronFist) July 18, 2018
Starting off with a green neon… Read