MTV Movie & TV Awards On Collision Course With Potential Writers Strike
After 25 years, the MTV Movie Awards is getting a major makeover this year, expanding to include TV series for the first time, and is returning to a live format after going pre-taped last night. But, in another major change, the first MTV Movie & TV Awards were slotted for May 7 after predecessor the MTV Movie Awards aired in mid-April for the past few years and in June before that. That new air date makes the awards show the first big live TV event to be threatened by a… Read
‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Review: Chris Pratt Leads Best Marvel Cast Ever To Save The Universe (And This Sequel)
Bigger in every way than the surprise 2014 blockbuster that brought this new franchise to the screen for the first time, the inevitable sequel Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 still has the best and most entertaining set of characters of any Marvel comic book movie — even if at times it seems bigger isn’t necessarily better.
As I say in my video review above, the special effects, booming sound, and CGI of it all at times threatens to overtake the genuine character… Read
Bill O’Reilly “Set A High Bar,” Tucker Carlson Says In Debut In ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Slot
Fox News Channel officially entered its post-Bill O’Reilly era with Tucker Carlson Tonight debuting in the 8 pm PT slot that The O’Reilly Factor had occupied for more than 20 years. Host Tucker Carlson signed on with a tribute to the channel’s former top star.
“For those of you tuning in expecting to see someone different in this anchor chair, I know the feeling well,” Carlson began. “I watched Bill O’Reilly at this… Read
Faye Dunaway Talks Feeling “Guilty” About Oscars Best Picture Snafu On ‘NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt’
Faye Dunaway is speaking out publicly for the first time about the unforgettable Oscar Best Picture snafu when, alongside Warren Beatty, she mistakenly announced La La Land as the winner instead of Moonlight. The actress sat down with Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News where she opened up about the mixup and how she thought Beatty's hesitation was because he was trying to be funny, not because he was confused.
"So he took the card out, and he didn’t say anything," Dunaway… Read
Madonna Biopic ‘Blonde Ambition’ Lands At Universal
Elyse Hollander's Madonna biopic script Blonde Ambition, the No. 1 screenplay on 2016's The Black List, has been optioned by Universal Pictures. RatPac Entertainment, Michael De Luca Productions and Bellvue Productions are producing.
The script is set in 1980s New York, where Madonna struggles to get her first album released while navigating fame, romance and a music industry that views women as disposable. Interesting, while an agent at CAA, Ron Meyer (now vice chairman… Read
Gilles Marini Enlists In WWII Pic ‘Burning At Both Ends’; Margot Bingham Joins ‘Departures’
Gilles Marini is set to join Matthew Hill and Landon Johnson’s WWII drama Burning At Both Ends. The pic, which stars Cary Elwes and Judd Hirsch, follows a small group of dissident survivors who, caught behind enemy lines, must use a radio to broadcast a message of hope to fellow survivors. Marini will play Vichy, a french policeman, who is assigned to work as a local liaison for the Gestapo. Jonah Hirsch and Tyler W. Konney are producing. Marini will appear in Susan… Read
‘Flip Or Flop’ Stars Christina & Tarek El Moussa To Return For Season 7
HGTV has made it official. Flip or Flop stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa will return for a 20-episode Season 7 of their hit house-flipping show.
There has been much speculation whether the couple would be back for the seventh season, following the announcement of their separation last year.
HGTV says five of the 20 episodes – more than a full-season order — are currently in post-production, with filming of the remaining episodes continuing through the fall. In season… Read
WGA Members Approve Strike Authorization In Historic Turnout
UPDATED with AMPTP statement: Film and TV writers are ready to take to the picket line next week, voting overwhelmingly to give their union leaders the authority to call a strike if this week's final round of bargaining fails to produce a contract.
The strike authorization was approved by 96.3% of the 6,310 writers who cast ballots, according to the WGA, a record 67.5% of eligible WGA members. A strike, if it comes to that, can't begin until midnight May 1, when the… Read
“Sad” Bill O’Reilly Says Fans Will Be “Shaken” When “Truth Comes Out” About Fox News Exit
“I am sad that I am not on television any more,” said Bill O’Reilly today, less than a week after being fired by Fox News Channel over multi-million dollar sexual harassment payments and new allegations. “I was very surprised on how it all turned out,” he added on his podcast Monday, quickly opening a new chapter in his media career.
“I can't say a lot because there is much stuff going on right now but I can tell you that I'm very confident that the truth will come out… Read
Snoop Dogg & Daz Dillinger Fire Up Drama Series Based On Their Early Days
With true and fictionalized hip-hop backstories at the forefront of multiple films and TV shows from Straight Outta Compton and All Eyez on Me to The Get Down and The Breaks, a couple of West Coast rap veterans are getting in the game. Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger are shopping a drama series based on their experiences with Tha Dogg Pound, the gangsta rap duo featuring Dillinger and Kurupt.
Taking its cue from Tha Dogg Pound documentary DPG Eulogy, the Untitled D.G.P… Read
E/F/O, Tri G Co-Finance De Niro-Starrer ‘The War With Grandpa’ With Marro Films; Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle Join Cast
EXCLUSIVE: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla and Tri G LLC have committed to co-finance with Marro Films The War with Grandpa, a comedy that will also have one of the youngest credited producers in film history. Deadline previously revealed the film will re-team The Deer Hunter stars Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken. They will now be joined by Uma Thurman and Rob Riggle, with The Weinstein Company distributing. Tim Hill is directing the… Read
‘Big Little Lies’ Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon & Geraldine Viswanathan Make ‘The Pact’
EXCLUSIVE: Kathryn Newton, last seen as Reese Witherspoon’s daughter in HBO’s Big Little Lies, has been set with Gideon Adlon and Geraldine Viswanathan for the daughter roles in Point Grey Pictures/Universal’s comedy The Pact, which revolves around three parents who discover their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom.
From first-time director Kay Cannon, the pic stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena as parents who launch a covert one-night operation… Read