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‘Love Island’ Heads To Belgium, Netherlands & Poland As ITV Studios & Motion Content Group Strike Euro Deals

Love Island is heading to Belgium, Netherlands and Poland, taking the total number of territories hosting the sexy reality series to 11. This comes ahead of the launch of the U.S. version, which is set to debut on CBS later this year. ITV Studios has closed deals with Polsat, where the Polish series will be produced by Jakevision, and Belgium's SBS and Holland's RTL. The latter two companies are partnering on a joint series that will feature contestants from both… Read

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Channel 4 Brings Back Social Media-Based Reality Format ‘The Circle’ For Second Season; Promises More Mischief

Social media-based reality series The Circle is returning to Channel 4 after the British broadcaster ordered a second season. This comes after Netflix snapped up the international rights to the format and Deadline revealed that it was making French and Brazilian series as well as a U.S. adaptation. The series, which is essentially Big Brother-meets-Catfish for a social media-obsessed audience, is produced by All3Media's Studio Lambert, producer of Undercover Boss and Goggl… Read

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Mary Oliver Dies: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Was 83

Mary Oliver, the poet whose odes to nature and animals made her one of the favorites of the modern age and won her a Pulitzer Prize, has died. She was 83 and passed at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida from lymphoma, her literary executor said. Fans from Hillary Clinton to director Ava Duvernay and pop songstress Madonna mourned Oliver’s death with online tributes. Oliver authored more than 15 poetry and essay collections, focused on her affection for the outdoors and… Read

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Mr. Spock Returns To TV After 27 Years

The CBS All-Access series Star Trek: Discovery returns to active duty tonight with Brother, the franchise’s high-intensity Season 2 premiere and its strongest showing to date after a bumpy inaugural season. The hour-long season opener marks the small-screen return of American television’s greatest alien, Mr. Spock, this time as portrayed by the young, bearded and soulful Ethan Peck, grandson of Hollywood icon Gregory Peck. The last time Spock was featured in a new Trek… Read

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Gladys Knight Will Perform National Anthem At Super Bowl

Gladys Knight will be singing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl LIII. The Grammy-winning songstress will be performing the song in her Atlanta hometown, where the game will be held on Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The 74-year-old Knight said she will attempt to “unite and represent our country” when performing the song. A member of the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Knight is best known for her hit with the Pips, Midnight Train to Georgia. The Super Bowl… Read

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‘Glass’ Breaking Around $4M In Thursday Night Previews – Early B.O. Read

EXCLUSIVE: Universal/BVI/Blumhouse’s thriller Glass is looking at between $3.5M-$4M in early Thursday night previews per Deadline sources. As we always say, these figures can fluctuate by tomorrow morning. Should Glass stay solid, it will rep the best preview night ever for Oscar-nominated Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan, beating his previous $3M high with The Last Airbender (from 10pm and midnight shows in 2010) and Split‘s $2M from Jan. 19, 2017. Fandango had… Read

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Tribune Publishing And New York Post Make Top Executive Changes

Publishers were coming and going today at two major media outlets. Tribune Publishing Chief Executive Justin Dearborn stepped down after three years, the newspaper company announced Thursday. Chicago newspaper executive Tim Knight was named CEO. He was formerly president of the company and will also join the Tribune Publishing board. Board member David Dreier replaces Dearborn as Tribune Publishing chairman. Ross Levinsohn and Mickie Rosen, the CEO and president… Read

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sets C-SPAN Record For Twitter Speech Video

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first speech on the House floor has set a new C-SPAN Twitter record. "In just over 12 hours C-SPAN tweet of @RepAOC floor remarks last nite have become most-viewed twitter video by @cspan of any remarks by a member of House either party. 1.16M," said a tweet from Howard Mortman, the broadcaster's communications director. The record-holder for C-SPAN Twitter video in the Senate is held by Sen. Kamala Harris. The video shows her… Read

Film

‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Release Pushed Back Five Months

Folks looking forward to the March 22 release of Annapurna’s next Richard Linklater movie might find themselves asking, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Answer: The Richard Linklater-directed literary adaptation has been moved to August 9. Written by Linklater & Holly Gent & Vince Palmo, based on Maria Semple's 2012 novel, the film centers on a teenager (newcomer Emma Nelson) who is determined to find her mom (Cate Blanchett), an architect-turned-recluse who goes missing just… Read

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UTA Signs Sundance-Bound ‘Monos’ Filmmaker Alejandro Landes

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EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed Colombian-Ecuadorian director, writer and producer Alejandro Landes in all areas. The move comes as he readies his most recent feature film, Monos, for its world premiere at this month’s Sundance Film Festival, followed by an international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Set on a remote mountaintop somewhere in Latin America, Monos revolves around a rebel group of teenage commandos who perform military training exercises while watching over… Read

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Frosties Or Sugar Puffs? Netflix Reveals Which Cereal Won Over Players of ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

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Frosties or Sugar Puffs? That’s the first question Netflix viewers are asked to decide when they embark on their choose-your-own-adventure journey through the interactive Black Mirror: Bandersnatch movie. Players are asked to choose which cereal the 1980s video-game programmer, who is the central character in the story, will eat, in a low-stakes introduction to the interactive elements of Bandersnatch. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, in a burst of transparency, revealed the… Read

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: “We Compete So Broadly” That HBO, Disney Only Matter “On The Margin”

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos say original programming is starting to overtake acquired fare and its platform has scaled to the point that linear rivals like HBO and Disney are not principal’s main rivals. Those were two of the key takeaways from Netflix’s fourth-quarter earnings interview, the company’s answer to the traditional earnings call. This quarter’s edition was moderated by Eric Sheridan, an analyst with UBS. Sheridan asked… Read