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NFL And Players Assn. Temporarily Suspend Anthem Rules Enforcement

NFL National Anthem

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. Training… Read


‘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

Marvel's Iron Fist

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


‘Magnum P.I.’: Cast & Creators Talk Reboot, Possible Tom Selleck Cameo & ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Crossover – Comic-Con

The pilot of CBS’ Magnum P.I. reboot screened at Comic-Con during the show’s panel Thursday, and the Justin Lin-directed episode wastes no time in bringing the bonkers action sequence. The opening scene to the pilot begins with the titular private investigator (not private eye) — jumping out of a spaceship and into North Korea to rescue a family in the jungle. Yes, I said space. It is a ridiculously awesome, cinematic-grade action sequence — but it is a bit of a fantasy… Read


‘Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul Not In ‘Better Call Saul’s New Season, Says Vince Gilligan – Comic-Con

Bryan Cranston Aaron Paul Breaking Bad Comic-Con

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan teased today at Comic-Con that there will be more overlap between Better Call Saul and the original show. But Gilligan told fans during a 10th anniversary panel to celebrate the Emmy winning AMC series that the overlap will not involve Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul — yet. "You will not see Walt or Jesse on Season 4 of Better Call Saul," the executive producer said, promising not to be a jerk and pull a fast one on viewers. Gilligan then… Read


Syfy’s ‘Nightflyers’ Unveils Trailer; Team Dishes On How Series Differs From George R.R. Martin Novella – Comic-Con

UPDATED with panel details: The crew from Syfy’s thriller series Nightflyers landed at San Diego’s Comic-Con on Thursday and came equipped with a couple of sneak peeks at the upcoming TV adaption of George R. R. Martin’s 1980 novella. That included a trailer which dropped during the afternoon panel in the Indigo Ballroom. Martin, the author of the Song of Ice and Fire book series that of course led to HBO’s epic Game of Thrones, is serving as an executive producer. He did… Read


Jeanine Pirro Brawls Before, During & After Plugging Her Book On ‘The View’

Judge Jeanine Pirro stopped ABC’s The View this morning to plug her book, Liars, Leakers and Liberals; The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy. It was a master class for serious students of daytime talk show brawls. Watch the video below. In her segment, Pirro claimed not to be an ideologue and explained she knew a good con job when she saw one. The audience began to laugh, perhaps having seen her Fox News Channel programs touting President Donald Trump. Guest… Read


‘Van Helsing’ Trailer: Syfy Reveals First Bloody Action-Packed Look At Season 3 – Comic-Con

EXCLUSIVE: Syfy dropped a trailer that gave us the first look at the third season of Van Helsing during their panel at Comic-Con — and it was filled with blood, action and a lot of vampire bodies hitting the floor. Marking its third year at the confab, stars Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Vincent Gale (Bates Motel), Aleks Paunovic (Continuum), Rukiya Bernard (The Cabin in the Woods), Jennifer Cheon (The 100) and Trezzo Mahoro (iZombie)… Read