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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Rises To $145M+ Opening – Early Saturday AM Update

3RD UPDATE, Saturday AM: Universal/Amblin’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues to improve, now looking at a $58.4M Friday –including last night’s $15.3M previews– and an estimated $145.6M opening at 4,475 theaters ahead of its projections and putting the dinosaur movie on better footing toward a $1 billion worldwide end game. That’s projecting that the sequel does around a 2.5x multiple for $300M stateside with $500M from overseas and $200M from China, and the… Read

TV

Bill Maher Doubles Down On Anti-Trump Recession Wish

Update, with video Bill Maher doubled down tonight on his hope that an economic recession might turn the country against President Donald Trump. During the New Rules segment of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher tonight, the host directly addressed “anyone who went apeshit the last two weeks” since he first mentioned the recession-as-weapon in the battle against Trump. “A recession is a survivable event,” Maher said. “What Trump is doing to this country is not. Democracy is… Read

Business

20th Century Fox Sets Dates For Untitled James Mangold Ferrari Project, Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Death On The Nile’

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20th Century Fox’s untitled project from director James Mangold has been set for a June 28, 2019 bow. The film, which stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale, follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers on a car quest. Led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, the team is dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new race car, one with the potential to finally defeat the… Read

Awardsline

Notes On The Season: Will ‘The Conners’ Revival Help Emmy Chances For ‘Roseanne’?; ‘Sharknado’ Goes For Gold; Carol Burnett Looks Back

A column chronicling conversations and events on the Emmy season awards circuit. The Television Academy sends out daily reminders to the 22,000, maybe more, eligible voters to get their act together and vote before online polls close on at 10 PM PT Monday night. I got one today that said just “three days left to vote." I got through my ballot on Wednesday, but I can see why many leave it to the last possible minute. There is simply too much content to even fathom, much… Read

TV

‘Dynasty’: Lead Cast Member Not Returning For Season 2 Of the CW Series

There will be a different dynamic on the CW’s Dynasty next season. One of the stars of the reboot, Nathalie Kelley, who plays Cristal, has confirmed in an E! interview that she will not be returning for Season 2. The development is not entirely shocking —  Cristal, Alexis or Michael’s fates were left up in the air in the Season 1 finale cliffhanger, which ended with the three still trapped in a fire after Cristal also had been shot. Still, Kelley’s exit changes the… Read

Business

‘Child’s Play’ Series May Be Headed To TV After Creator Twitter Tease

The American horror/slasher series Child’s Play may be coming to television. Series creator Don Mancini sent out a Twitter gif tease today touting “Child’s Play: The TV Series,” admonishing, “Do not adjust your set.” The long-running Child’s Play film series (referred to as “Chucky,” the demonic doll who is the star of the show, since 1998’s Bride of Chucky) started in 1988, running through six sequels, most recently 2017’s Cult of Chucky. The films are centered around… Read

TV

Tom Arnold Games Nicolle Wallace, Poppy Harlow While Plugging Michael Cohen Meeting For Donald Trump Tapes Show

Comic Tom Arnold gamed MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace and CNN’s Poppy Harlow today to plug his upcoming Viceland series The Hunt for the Trump Tapes. Arnold sat down with Wallace first, to say he’s teaming with President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to boot POTUS from office. Watch the full interview above. Previous day, Arnold tweeted a photo of himself with Cohen, writing, “I love New York”: I love New York pic.twitter.com/J7AJg1HiHo — Tom Arnold… Read

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Johnny Depp Loses Bid To Delay $25M Fraud Trial On Heels Of Train Wreck Rolling Stone Profile

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros escaped a potential Fantastic Beasts sequel PR nightmare today as Johnny Depp was soundly denied an attempt to push back the trial over his $25 million fraud suit against his former business managers. The rejection this morning by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge for the Pirates of the Caribbean star comes just after a lengthy profile in Rolling Stone that was far more train wreck that testimonial for the lately much sued Depp. What is perhaps… Read

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Bill Cosby Former Attorney: His Conviction “A Travesty Of Justice”

Former Bill Cosby attorney Tom Mesereau has spoken out against the conviction that may send the actor to jail for the rest of his life. Speaking on Friday’s Inside Edition to Jim Moret, Mesereau called the Cosby verdict “a travesty of justice” and said judges are running scared from the #MeToo movement. In late April, a Pennsylvania jury found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for the 2004 drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand at his… Read

Film

‘Scorpion’ Actress Jadyn Wong Joins ‘Needle In A Timestack’; Raymond J. Barry Cast In ‘Made In Chinatown’

Jadyn Wong has been added John Ridley's next feature Needle In A Timestack, which follows a couple who work to hold their marriage together in a world where time travel is possible, and the past and present are ever fluctuating. The film stars Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Freida Pinto, and Orlando Bloom. Ridley is directing the pic, which he adapted from a short story by Robert Silverberg. Zanne Devine, David Thwaites, and BRON'S Aaron L. Gilbert are producing along… Read

Awardsline

Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’ Focuses On The Missteps Ahead Of 9/11 – The Contenders Emmys Video

Looming Tower Jeff Daniels Craig Zisk Peter Sarsgaard

The rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida was known to the FBI and the CIA in the late 1990s. But rivalry between the agencies kept their accumulated information in silos, ultimately leading to the breakdowns that helped result in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and the war in Afghanistan. The Looming Tower, the 10-episode Hulu miniseries based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright, examines the actions of two separate counter-terrorism… Read

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‘Nightbreed’ TV Series Reboot From Clive Barker & Morgan Creek In Works At Syfy

I have learned that Syfy is developing Nightbreed, a TV series based on Clive Barker’s short-story collection Cabal, which the prominent horror writer and visual artist previously adapted as the 1990 movie Nightbreed. The project hails from Barker (Hellraiser, Candyman, Weaveworld), writer Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw, Piranha), Morgan Creek Entertainment, whose feature division produced the Nightbreed movie, and Universal Cable Prods. Written by Stolberg, Nightbreed explores… Read