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July 2017 Archive

TV

Jimmy Kimmel Snags First Post-Firing Interview With “Anthony Scaramucci”

Late night hosts mined Anthony Scarmucci’s sacking today as White House communications director, though they felt the loss keenly, having anticipated the foul-mouthed addition to Donald Trump’s White House would provide them with months of comedy. “Anthony Scaramucci – The Mooch – who, ten days ago, was named White House Communications Director, today is out of a job,” Jimmy Kimmel marveled tonight on his ABC late-night show. Scaramucci was fired, on the very morning new… Read

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‘The Big Bang Theory’: Steve Holland Named Showrunner For Season 11

The Big Bang Theory

With long-time The Big Bang Theory showrunner Steven Molaro shepherding the upcoming spinoff series Young Sheldon, Big Bang executive producer Steve Holland has been named showrunner of the mothership CBS comedy for its upcoming 11th season, which kicks off on September 25. Big Bang and Young Sheldon co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre and Molaro, who co-created Young Sheldon with Lorre, will continue to oversee Big Bang. Holland will work closely with them while… Read

Film

Mel Gibson Sues Producers Over “Labor Of Love” Pic About Oxford Dictionary Origins

Lawsuit: a claim or dispute brought to a law court for adjudication. That’s how the Oxford English Dictionary defines what Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey have filed against the producers of The Professor and the Madman, a film the longtime Icon Productions partners have been trying to get made for nearly two decades. In a 21-page suit filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), Gibson and Davey claim that they had “various contracts” with producer Voltage Picture… Read

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Martin Sheen Declines To Discuss “Dark Force” Donald Trump At Panel For ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ – TCA

Coming to TCA on the day President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff sacked Trump’s new White House communications director for telling the New Yorker‘s Washington correspondent that Trump’s White House chief strategist engages in autofellatio and other revelations, Martin Sheen was just doomed to take Trump questions. He’d come to TCA to promote a second edition of PBS’s Anne of Green Gables, premiering on Thanksgiving night at 8 PM ET. But having played President Josiah… Read

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Sam Shepard: ‘Bloodline’ Co-Stars, Nancy Meyers, Reese Witherspoon Remember Legendary Actor-Writer

Many actors, directors and writers took to social media to honor and praise the work of Sam Shepard after the news of his death on Monday at his home in Kentucky. This included his co-stars of the Golden Globe-nominated Netflix series Bloodline, which ended its run in May after three seasons. Series star Linda Cardellini and other cast members from the show sent their condolences and shared memories of their time with the celebrated Oscar-nominated actor. Read

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Carol Burnett To Star In Netflix Unscripted Comedy Series, Interacting With Kids

Comedy legend Carol Burnett, who came close to a primetime return with the ABC comedy pilot Household Name this past season, is headed to Netflix. The internet network has given a 12-episode series order to A Little Help with Carol Burnett, an original unscripted comedy starring Burnett and a panel of straight-talking 4-8-year-olds as they demonstrate how different generations solve life's biggest dilemmas. In each half-hour episode, the kids will face real-life issues… Read

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‘Goliath’: James Wolk Set To Recur In Season 2 Of Amazon Drama Series

Zoo star James Wolk is set for a guest arc opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the second season of Amazon's praised drama series Goliath. The new season is executive produced by Peabody Award winner Clyde Phillips (Dexter), who serves as showrunner. The series is created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro. Wolk will play FBI Special Agent Jeff Clayton, who agrees to help Billy (Thornton) hunt down his prime suspect in the Marcos Pena murder, who was last seen in ICE… Read

Business

Verve Ups Sara Nestor & Nicky Mohebbi To Agents

Verve motion picture coordinators Sara Nestor and Nicky Mohebbi have been promoted to agents. The duo were informed of the news in the company’s tradition of a promotion prank video. Starting as interns in 2014, the two have moved up the ranks relativity quickly, becoming assistants soon after joining the company, Nestor with stints for Bryan Besser, Adam Weinstein and Amy Beecroft, and Mohebbi to Adam Levine and Parker Davis. This news comes as Verve recently unveiled… Read

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‘Shut Eye’: Noah Bean Set To Recur In Season 2 For Hulu

Former Nikita and 12 Monkeys star Noah Bean is set for a recurring role in Season 2 of Hulu’s Shut Eye. Created and executive produced by Les Bohem, Shut Eye centers on Charlie Haverford (Jeffrey Donovan), a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and who contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of Los Angeles. A blow to the head from a client's angry boyfriend intersects with a hypnosis session while… Read

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‘Mr. Mercedes’ Review: Bloody Good Stephen King Series Worth The Ride

Premiering August 9 on Audience, Mr. Mercedes starts with a stomach-heaving opening of extreme and unsettling violence, but the 10-episode series based on Stephen King’s 2014 novel proves to be good ride that’s well worth taking. Part of that comes from the David E. Kelley-showrun and Jack Bender-directed show soon settling in for a slow-burn approach that puts all the pieces and players in place, as I say in my video review above. Part of the very satisfying TV also… Read

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‘Quantico’: Marlee Matlin Cast In Season 3 Of ABC Series

Oscar winner Marlee Matlin has joined the Season 3 cast of ABC’s Quantico. Matlin will play Jocelyn Turner, an ex-FBI agent who was known at one time as the best undercover agent in the field, until a bomb blew up near her and rendered her deaf. The FBI put her out to pasture, but now she's being brought back to join a special unit with several other returning characters. Series regulars Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy and Blair Underwood will return for… Read

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Late-Night TV Mourns Loss Of Anthony Scaramucci

Late-night TV will tonight pay tribute to Anthony Scaramucci, who set a record for shortest-serving White House Communications Director. The Mooch was removed by John Kelly, the guy who replaced his nemesis Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff. Kelly reportedly did so at the request of POTUS Donald Trump because, WaPo reports, the Trump family did not like being associated with anything so vulgar as Scaramucci’s interview with The New Yorker‘s Washington… Read