How ‘American Ninja Warrior’ EP Arthur Smith Has Athletically Adapted To Become An Emmys Mainstay
Slow and steady wins the race. Like one of its own contestants gearing up to take on the Warped Wall, American Ninja Warrior's remarkable success story has been a matter of perseverance, grit, and the determination to be a disruptor despite myriad obstacles in its path. In a sense, the challenge Ninja has faced has come as the result of its own success—to continue to excel as a disruptive force, a dynamo that can't be stopped.
At the Emmys, which favor acclaimed returning… Read
‘Lost’ Producers Apologize To Evangeline Lilly For Her Discomfort On The Set
The creators and executive producers of the TV show Lost have issued an apology to actress Evangeline Lilly, who said earlier in an interview that she was made to feel “cornered” on the show’s set about doing partially nude scenes.
Creators and executive producers J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse issued a joint statement apology for the alleged problems on the show, which ran on ABC from 2004-2010.
“Our response to Evie's comments in the media was… Read
Samantha Bee: Why Hasn’t Les Moonves Been Asked To Step Down At CBS After 6 Women Claim Sexual Misconduct?
Samantha Bee is not happy that CBS Corp CEO has not been made to step down yet in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, and said so on the air, five days after Ronan Farrow’s long-awaited Moonves expose published.
“CBS president Les Moonves is in deep trouble for sexually harassing female colleagues – or maybe he’s not in trouble at all,” Bee said on the latest edition of Full Frontal.
Cut to clip of CNN reporting that CBS president/CEO Moonves is the latest… Read
Octavia Spencer, Queen Latifah To Bring Racially Charged ‘The Rhinelander Affair’ To Screen With Zero Gravity
EXCLUSIVE: It’s a great story that delves into the caste system, racism and sexism. The Rhinelander Affair, written by William Kinsolving, follows the controversial 1925 divorce trial in New York involving a man from an upper-class New Rochelle family who married a bi-racial, working-class woman. It is a ripped from the headlines story from the 1920s with many meaty roles in what was a roller coaster ride about money, love, racism and betrayal.
The project is now being… Read
‘The Black Room’ Picked Up By MajorJazz, Based On Co-Writer’s Experience In Psychic Research Institute
EXCLUSIVE: MajorJazz, a development and finance company with ties to Wall Street and Silicon Valley has acquired The Black Room, a paranormal horror spec about marriage, deceit, and the constant intrusion of the past into the present written by Grady Hendrix and Nicholas Rucka. The inspiration for the script came from Hendrix's experience in New York City taking incident reports at parapsychology research organization in New York City. Rucka is an editor currently working… Read
Justin Bieber Cast As Voice Talent In Animated Film About Cupid From Mythos Studios
Justin Bieber and Mythos Studios are developing an animated film based on Cupid with the superstar as the voice of the god of love and attraction. Bieber will also serve as the film’s executive producer.
In mythology, Cupid is the winged god of Love who is the son of Venus (the Goddess of Love and Beauty) and the War god Mars. Cupid is known for his playful and mischievous personality who carries a magical bow and arrow. His arrows strike unknowing mortals, creating an… Read
Leslie Odom Jr., Freida Pinto, Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom & BRON Studios Join John Ridley’s ‘Needle In A Timestack’
EXCLUSIVE: Leslie Odom Jr., Freida Pinto, Cynthia Erivo, and Orlando Bloom have signed on to star in Needle In A Timestack, the latest film from John Ridley. In addition, BRON Studios has boarded the project as a producer taking over after Miramax was originally attached.
Oscar-winning Ridley is directing the pic, which he adapted from a short story by Robert Silverberg. It follows a couple who work to hold their marriage together in a world where time travel is… Read
Bryan Cranston On Making Family Comedy ‘The Dangerous Book For Boys’: “I Wanted To Bring Some Hope To The World”
Conn and Hal Iggulden's bestselling guide to boyhood seems like an odd candidate for a television adaptation. It is, after all, a non-fiction how-to with no narrative to speak of. And yet, for Bryan Cranston and his Moon Shot Entertainment production company, the philosophy at the heart of the book—that kids should look up from the cell phones and experience the world first-hand—was undeniable. The touching family comedy from Amazon Studios follows Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman)… Read