A Very Happy ‘Halloween’: Thursday Night Previews Around $10M – Early Read
EXCLUSIVE: In estimates tonight, Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween is being projected by our industry sources at around $10M, which arguably is the second-best preview night for a horror pic after New Line’s It banked $13.5M from 3,500 theaters on Sept 7, 2017.
Tonight’s forecast doesn’t come from Universal, so there’s asterisk as they could come in higher or lower by the morning. Showtimes started at 7PM. We heard that the David Gordon Green-directed sequel at one… Read
President Trump Praises Congressman’s Journalist Assault While Mourning Khashoggi Death
On a day when President Donald Trump lamented the apparent death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he also joked about an assault on another scribe. The latter happened on US soil and involved an American politician.
Speaking at a Make America Great Again rally tonight in Missoula, Montana, the president praised Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte and recounted his assault on Guardian (U.) reporter Ben Jacobs.
"Greg is smart, and by the way, never wrestle… Read
Stephen Colbert Dishes Dirt On White House Screaming Match
There was a good, old-fashioned screaming match outside the Oval office between White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser John Bolton, Stephen Colbert reported on Late Show.
They were fighting about the recent surge in border crossings. Bolton blames Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and said she needed to start doing her job. Kelly, who had the job and recommended Nielsen to replace him, took issue with the crack.
Profanity was exchanged outside the… Read
Facebook Removes Controversial Louis Farrakhan Video, But Twitter Reluctant
Facebook has removed a video from controversial Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan's account, in which he compared Jews to termites.
The video was removed because of its violation of the Terms of Service. The video is still posted on , which, so far, has not removed it.
In the video, Farrakhan claims that he is not an anti-Semite, as some critics contend. Rather, he says that he is "anti-termite."
"So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me… Read
CBS’ Joe Ianniello Looks To Strengthen The Company, And Perhaps His Chances Of Making CEO Job Permanent With High-Profile Hires
CBS interim CEO Joe Ianniello is assembling an executive team that complements his strengths. In a rapid series of appointments he’s racing to stabilize the scandal-shocked media company, and perhaps cement his place at the top.
The decision to elevate Showtime boss David Nevins to chief creative officer addressed one of the longtime finance executive’s perceived weaknesses, his lack of programming experience. It also is a signal to the CBS board that Ianniello is… Read
‘Spider-Man’ Star Tom Holland Visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! To Retrieve His Mask
The new Spider-man costume has leaked, and it’s apparently a hit with fans. So much so that Jimmy Kimmel sidekick Guillermo couldn’t resist trying on the mask.
Tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! had a light chase between the comic, who “borrowed” the mask from actor Tom Holland. Chaos ensued, as Holland emerged from backstage in the rest of his costume to chase down the mask burglar, with a bemused Kimmel standing as a sort-of flagpole for both to run around.
Holland made the… Read
Rihanna Turns Down Super Bowl Halftime To Support Colin Kaepernick – Report
Singer/actress Rihanna has reportedly turned down a chance to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII because she supports former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has a collusion lawsuit against the National Football League.
Kaepernick is out of the NFL after becoming a free agent two years ago and not finding a new team. He claims that he has not been picked up because of his political stances. He was the first player to kneel during the national anthem… Read
Lies, Damned Lies & ‘Lifespan Of A Fact’: Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones & Bobby Cannavale Seek Truth – Broadway Review
Is there such a thing as just a little fake news? Or is that like being just a little comatose? Broadway’s The Lifespan of a Fact, a new based-on-reality play starring a totally-committed triumvirate of Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale, poses some big questions about small truths.
Certainly the top-grade quality of the cast (and the fascinating real-life story behind the play) has us hoping for answers, or at least a rousing good yarn. There’s a little… Read
The Steady Rise (And Perfect Timing) Of David Nevins
In summer 2015, CBS was facing a rare Entertainment President opening when Nina Tassler informed her longtime boss, CBS Corp CEO Les Moonves, of her intention to leave. Moonves reached out to one of the star executives within the company, then-Showtime president David Nevins, who was not interested.
Instead, Nevins leveraged his position to sign a new contract that made him CEO of Showtime. He sensed the upside potential at the pay cable network, one of the biggest profit… Read
‘All About The Washingtons’ Canceled By Netflix After One Season
Netflix has opted not to renew for a second season All About the Washingtons, its multi-camera comedy series starring Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons & Justine Simmons. The decision comes two months after the release of the series’ 10-episode first season, which didn’t seem to get a lot of traction.
Created by Jeremy Bronson (The Mayor)… Read
‘Orange Is The New Black’s Jackie Cruz Joins Lucy Hale In ‘A Nice Girl Like You’
EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Cruz, best known for Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, will join Lucy Hale when filming for the romantic comedy A Nice Girl Like You commences next month in New Jersey. Siblings Chris & Nick Riedell are directing the film based on a screenplay by Andrea Marcellus.
Based on a true story by Ayn Carillo-Gailey, the pic follows Lucy Neal (Hale), an adorable, follow-the-rules, somewhat repressed, well-educated violinist who is thrown for a loop when she is… Read
‘Murphy Brown’: Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric & Peter Gallagher To Guest Star In CBS Comedy
EXCLUSIVE: Some hefty star power is coming to Murphy Brown. Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly!; Beaches; First Wives Club), Golden Globe nominee Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan, Jane The Virgin, Law & Order SVU), Emmy and Tony winner John Larroquette (Night Court, The Librarians) Emmy-winning news anchor Katie Couric (CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today show) and SAG winner Peter Gallagher (The O.C., Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) are all set to… Read