MTV To Revive ‘Spring Break’ As Global Event In 2019
MTV Spring Break is coming back. The youth-focused cable net is reviving another classic franchise as it continues its live-event push. The new Spring Break event will be held March 19-21 at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancún, Mexico with its signature music performances and celebrity guests. For the first time, MTV will also concurrently host alternative Spring Break events for young activists who use their free time to give back. News of the revival comes on the heels of… Read
‘Wonder Park’ Trailer: Chimpanzombies Bedevil All-Star Cast In Upcoming Toon
“It’s time to open the park” – an announcement for Wonder Park that seems to bear repeating in this first official full-length trailer for the upcoming animated feature from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies.
Starring Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Norbert Leo Butz, Brianna Denski and Ken Hudson Campbell, Wonder Park tells the story of young June (Denski), a “wildly creative” 12-year-old girl who once… Read
‘The Sonata’: First Footage Of European Co-Pro Horror Starring Freya Tingley
Here’s some good-looking first footage I can reveal of mystery-horror The Sonata, starring Freya Tingley (Hemlock Grove), Simon Akbarian (Casino Royale), James Faulkner (Atomic Blonde) and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner).
The completed film, which is set in London and France, follows young virtuoso violinist Rose (Tingley). After the death of her estranged but famous composer father (Hauer), she inherits the old mansion in which he lived. There, she discovers her father's… Read
Netflix Docuseries ‘Explained’ Greenlit For Season 2
EXCLUSIVE: For those who are constantly demanding explanations, you’ll be happy to know that Explained, the original docuseries from Vox and Netflix, has gotten a greenlight for a second season.
The second season of the docuseries produced by Vox and Vox Entertainment looks to continue what they accomplished in the first season. As the title suggests, Explained is a weekly short-form series that explores a wide range of global topics and take on the big "why" questions… Read
Stephen Colbert Mocks Melania Trump’s Public Demand Husband Fire National Security Official Over Africa Trip Squabble
The White House is chock-a-block with cabinet and West Wing folks in the Trump Post-Midterms Tumbril, but, in a refreshing change, it’s not Donald Trump that has put one of them in the pack, said Stephen Colbert on The Late Show.
In a stunning move, First Lady Melania Trump is calling for the firing of Deputy Security Adviser Mira Ricardel, who had been hand-picked by National Security Advisor John Bolton.
Late Tuesday, Melania’s spokeswoman issued a sniffy statement… Read
Snap Divulges Federal Probe Of IPO; Stock Drops In Pre-Market Trading
Snapchat parent Snap Inc. has revealed that regulators at the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether it misled investors ahead of its 2017 IPO.
The news sent the company’s battered shares, which have already fallen more than 50% in 2018 to date, down 6% in pre-market trading. Snap shares went public in March 2017, closing their first day at $24.48. They have never regained that level, entering today’s session at $6.71… Read
Jonny Lee Miller & Common To Star In Ursula K. Le Guin Adaptation ‘Nine Lives’
EXCLUSIVE: Elementary and Trainspotting star Jonny Lee Miller and Oscar and Grammy-winner Common (The Hate U Give) have been set to star in Nine Lives, the movie adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s sci-fi novelette of the same name.
Set on a moon-base for off-world drilling, the darkly comedic story follows two jaded workers whose excitement at the prospect of incoming human company is dashed when they are instead sent ten clones. Shoot is being lined up for next… Read
Robert Zemeckis Returns To Science Fiction With ‘Project Blue Book’ & ‘Bios’
EXCLUSIVE: Now this has a familiar ring to it: Robert Zemeckis is revisiting the 1950s to rewrite history with one new project and then he’s going back to the future to prove the power of love with a second project.
No, Zemeckis isn’t revving up the DeLorean for more Marty McFly sequels — however, the director of the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990) and Contact (1997) is making a relatively rare return to science fiction with the two projects. This time around… Read
Univision’s Dish Dispute Hits Q3 Results, Sending Revenue Down 17%
Univision’s ongoing carriage dispute with Dish Network hit the privately held company’s third-quarter results hard, with total revenue falling 17% and operating income off 34%.
Revenue came in at $628.2 million for the period ending September 30, compared with $759.4 million in the same quarter a year earlier.
Income from continuing operations plummeted to $12.4 million from $109.6 million, and adjusted operating income dropped 34% to $231 million.
“Third quarter… Read
Seth Meyers Not Impressed CNN Sued Donald Trump Over Jim Acosta’s Suspended Credentials
Seth Meyers tackled another day in President Donald Trump’s Post-Midterms Meltdown .
CNN, for instance, filed a lawsuit against Trump after the White House suspended reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass.
“Really? You want to go after Trump with a lawsuit? That guy lives for lawsuits! He's been served more than the Big Mac. Trying to sue him is like trying to drown a fish.”
Meyers had some advice for CNN: “If you really want to go after him, stop inviting liars on to your… Read
Fremantle Launches Scripted Podcast Label; Unveils Debut Projects Including Haunted Hollywood Story
American Gods producer Fremantle has opened a scripted podcast start-up and has unveiled its first two projects.
The company has launched Storyglass, which is a partnership between its Shotglass banner in the UK and the company's global drama division. It will commission and develop original scripted audio ideas from a range of storytellers from around the world and will lead by Creative Director Robert Delamere, who recently wrote and directed Hang Ups, the UK adaptation… Read
Dominic Cooper To Star In Sky Comedy ‘Peacock’ From Big Talk Productions & ‘People Just Do Nothing’ Duo
EXCLUSIVE: Mamma Mia! and Preacher star Dominic Cooper is fronting a comedy for Sky from two of the team behind breakout British series People Just Do Nothing.
Cooper is to star in and produce Peacock, a pilot for the pay-TV giant, from Big Talk Productions, the British company behind series including Friday Night Dinner and Raised By Wolves as well as features Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver.
He stars as Andy Peacock, a physical training instructor in a mid-market gym… Read