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Selena Quintanilla Scripted TV Series About Her Life Ordered By Netflix


Netflix has greenlighted a scripted series that retells the tragic life story of Selena Quintanilla, the Queen of Tejano music and one of the most iconic Mexican-American pop stars. Netflix has released a teaser for Selena: The Series, which the streaming service said was “developed alongside, and will be executive produced by, The Quintanilla family.” The teaser lists one of Selena’s biggest hits, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Selena Quintanilla was one of the biggest Latino… Read


‘Detroiters’ Canceled After Two Seasons On Comedy Central

There will be no third season for Detroiters. Co-creator and star Sam Richardson revealed Comedy Central’s cancellation of the sitcom on Twitter, but suggested it would be shopped and could get picked up elsewhere. “Sadly, @Detroiters won't be picked up for a season 3 at Comedy Central,” Richardson wrote. “I want to thank everyone who watched and supported the show. It was a dream to make and I'm proud that those who did see it enjoyed it. Maybe it will find a home… Read

Awards News

‘Black Panther’ Named Best Film By African American Film Critics Association

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Disney/Marvel’s ceiling-shattering blockbuster Black Panther topped this year’s African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Awards with a total of three wins including Best Film and a Best Director win for Ryan Coogler. John David Washington nabbed the Best Actor award for his performances in the Spike Lee-directed film, BlacKkKlansman, which also won Best Screenplay. The group voted Regina Hall as Best Actress for her role in Support the Girls, while Regina King… Read


‘Avenue Q’ To Exit 15-Year New York Run: Closing Date Announced

Avenue Q, the Tony-winning adult-friendly puppet show that played Broadway for six years before moving to its current Off Broadway home nine years ago, will close April 28, 2019. The departure will leave New York without Kate Monster, Lucy The Slut and the Bad Idea Bears for the first time in 15 years. "We are incredibly proud of the fact that Avenue Q transformed the careers of so many people in our company throughout its run,” said producers Kevin McCollum, Robyn… Read


Netflix Reveals 2018’s Most-Binged Shows, Most-Re-Watched Original Movies

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Heading toward the end of another year of streaming growth, Netflix has offered a few tidbits of viewing data, naming The Kissing Booth its most-re-watched original movie and On My Block its “most binged” original show. Measuring global viewing between January 1 and November 28, the tech giant came well short of providing actionable ratings-style information on who is watching what. The press release had a more high-spirited, holiday tone, also ranking the actors whose… Read


‘Get Shorty’ Renewed For Season 3 By Epix

Epix has picked up a seven-episode third season of original series Get Shorty for premiere in 2019. The episode order is down from the 10-episode orders from seasons 1 and 2. The dark comedy is one of Epix’s three original three scripted series, along with Berlin Station and Graves, and comes from the now-sole owner MGM. Get Shorty is based in part on Elmore Leonard's 1990 bestselling novel — which also spawned Barry Sonnenfeld's 1995 feature — and created for television… Read


‘Goliath’ Renewed For Season 3 By Amazon; Dennis Quaid, Amy Brenneman, Beau Bridges, More Join Cast

Amazon has ordered a third season of drama series Goliath, from David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, for premiere in 2019. In addition, Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow), Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers), Beau Bridges (Homeland), Griffin Dunne (House of Lies), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks: The Return), and Shamier Anderson (Destroyer) will join star Billy Bob Thornton in key roles for the new season. Lawrence Trilling (Parenthood), who worked on the first two seasons… Read


Stars Of The ‘The Favourite’ Talk About How It All Came Together With Director Yorgas Lanthimos – FEATURETTE

EXCLUSIVE: The Favourite  is on a roll. Yesterday it was nominated for a leading 14 Critics Choice Nominations including Best Picture , Best Director Yorgas Lanthimos and for all three main female cast members, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Stone.  It also has been nominated for five Golden Globe awards including Best Picture – Comedy or Musical  and for all three of those women as well. The film continues to land on numerous critics Ten Best lists and is favored… Read


Google CEO Sundar Pichai Addresses Anti-Conservative Bias In House Judiciary Committee – Update

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified this morning before the House Judiciary Committee, where the executive fended questions about a range of issues, including data privacy and charges from Republicans that its search algorithms are biased against conservatives. The search giant became the focus of criticism when Pichai declined the Senate Intelligence Committee’s invitation to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Now, Pichai opted to follow… Read


‘Brian Banks’ Biopic Gets A Summer 2019 Release Date Via Bleecker Street & ShivHans Pictures

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EXCLUSIVE: Bleecker Street has partnered with ShivHans Pictures for the release of Brian Banks, a true story about an All-American football player who went to prison for a crime he did not commit. Directed by Tom Shadyac, the pic premiered at the LA Film Festival, where it picked on the Audience Award, and will bow in theaters August 9, 2019. Aldis Hodge stars in the title role along with Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, Melanie Liburd, Xosha Roquemore, and Tiffany… Read


Verizon Will Take $4.6B Q4 Charge On Troubled Oath Media Unit


Verizon’s distressed Oath unit, home to such Web 1.0 media operations as Yahoo, AOL and HuffPost, is bleeding badly enough that the company plans to take a $4.6 billion charge in the fourth quarter. A voluntary separation program that will see 10,400 workers exit by June 2019 are expected to result in a severance charge of between $1.8 billion and $2.1 billion. In an SEC filing, the telecom giant cited “increased competitive and market pressures throughout 2018” and… Read