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September 2018 Archive

TV

‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Finale: A Hopeful End To A Rough Season

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about the Season 4 finale of Fear the Walking Dead. After a season of flashbacks, flashforwards, flashbacks within flashbacks, flashforwards within flashforwards and more time jumps than a DeLorean could handle, the season 4 finale of Fear the Walking Dead ended on a hopeful note that maybe — just maybe — this Walking Dead spinoff can get back on track after a season of struggle. When we begin the season ender titled “…I Lose… Read

Business

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Nation’s Strongest Net-Neutrality Law; Trump Administration Files Suit

Jerry Brown

UPDATED to include details of the Justice Department’s suit: California Gov. Jerry Brown today signed a measure that restores Obama-era open-Internet rules in the state, in a direct rebuke to  the Trump Administration’s rollback of these regulations. The Justice Department responded with a lawsuit seeking to prevent the law from taking effect. The California legislature approved a bill that is regarded as having the strongest net-neutrality provisions in the nation. The… Read

Business

WGA West Responds To Gov. Jerry Brown Signing “Landmark” Net Neutrality Law

Shortly after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the country’s strongest law that restores Obama-era open-internet rules in the state of California, the Writers Guild of America West praised his decision. “We applaud Governor Brown and the California Legislature for once again proving that if our federal government fails to protect its citizens, California will step in and lead the way,” said the WGA West in a statement given to Deadline. “Once enacted, this landmark net neutrality… Read

Business

Talent Agencies Required To Address Sexual Harassment Under New California Law

With the current landscape of sexual harassment, misconduct, and assault in the film and television industry, it was only a matter of time before a bill would be introduced to combat this. Enter AB 2338, a new law that would require a talent agency to provide educational materials on sexual harassment prevention, retaliation, and reporting resources to their clients. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2338 Sunday. The new legislation also requires agencies to provide… Read

TV

Matthew Weiner Addresses Sexual Harassment Claims, Says “I Really Don’t Remember Saying That”

After former Mad Men writer Kater Gordon accused series creator Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment, he has denied the claims numerous times. The allegations came to light again in a recent interview with Vanity Fair and Weiner, once again, had to stand his ground. In a report from The Information in November 2017, Gordon alleges that Weiner told her that she owed it to him to let him see her naked. Gordon told the website her confidence was shaken by the incident and she… Read

Business

Kanye West Clarifies “Abolish The 13th Amendment” Tweet; Celebs And Media React

Kanye West continues to be Kanye West. After making a pro-Trump speech during Saturday Night Live, the MAGA cap-wearing rapper sent a “message of love” suggesting that we “abolish the 13th amendment.” If he was looking for more attention, he certainly got it. In his initial tweet, West said that his hat “represents good and America becoming whole again.” He added, “We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will… Read

Business

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

Just in time for Sunday brunch, Donald Trump fired off a couple of tweets after praising Kanye West for spreading his MAGA rhetoric on Saturday Night Live. He took the opportunity to pat himself on the back for lowering the unemployment rate for the black community and then dragging Democrats for doing nothing but “talk.” He tweeted: “So if African-American unemployment is now at the lowest number in history, median income the highest, and you then add all of the other… Read

Box Office

‘The Nun’ Now The Most Almighty ‘Conjuring’ Title Ever With $330M Worldwide – Box Office

New Line’s The Nun officially became the highest-grossing title in The Conjuring universe this weekend with a running global total of $330M, besting the $320M worldwide haul of The Conjuring 2 which previously owned that record. With a net production cost of $22M, The Nun is bound for at least a $100M-plus profit after all ancillaries when you consider that The Conjuring 2 minted close to that figure off a production cost that was close to double that plus $100M P&A… Read

TV

Donald Trump Trashes ‘SNL’ As “Just A Political Ad For The Dems”, Praises Kanye West

Donald Trump

UPDATE: Kanye West added fuel to the post-Saturday Night Live Trumpian fire with a photo of him still donning his “Make America Great Again” cap with a caption suggesting we toss the 13th amendment, which abolishes slavery. “This represents good and America becoming whole again,” he said. “We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th… Read

TV

‘This Is Us’ & ‘Lethal Weapon’ Lead Premiere Tuesday Live+3 Ratings Gains

After the delayed viewing fireworks for the Monday series where two shows, NBC’s Manifest and ABC’s The Good Doctor, added more than 5 million viewers to their premiere tallies in three days of playback, we have a more run-of-the-mill Live+3 results for Premiere Tuesday. The Season 3 premiere of NBC’s This Is Us led the pack with the largest absolute L+3 lifts: +1.28 rating points in 18-49 (3.0 to 4.3) and +4.0 million viewers overall (10.6 million to 14.6 million). The… Read

TV

Kellyanne Conway On CNN: “I’m A Victim Of Sexual Assault”

Kellyanne Conway went on CNN’s State of the Union this morning to defend the nomination and confirmation-hearing performance of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh but ended up making a headline of her own. The counselor to President Donald Trump revealed to Jake Tapper on his Beltway show that she is a survivor of sexual assault. “I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape. That” — Conway paused, cleared her throat and continued… Read

TV

‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Opener: The Skits People Are Talking About

Saturday Night Live began its 44th season with a lengthy cold open featuring Matt Damon as embattled, embittered Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and let fly from there. Hosted by Star Wars baddie Adam Driver and featuring polarizing performances by Kanye West — including a show-ending pro-Donald Trump sermon that drew some boos from the Studio 8H crowd but a rave from POTUS — the episode had plenty of talked-about moments. Check out a few below. Teenagers and those… Read