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‘The InBetween’: Justin Cornwell To Star In New NBC Series After Recasting

Former Training Day star Justin Cornwell has been cast as a lead in NBC’s new midseason character-driven procedural drama series The InBetween. He replaces Yusuf Gatewood. At the time of the pilot’s pickup to series in May, it was unveiled that the project would be reconceiving and recasting one of the two male leads opposite star Harriet Dyer, which was played in the pilot by Gatewood. The character, originally named Damien Parrish, is now called Damien Asante. Written… Read

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Kroll & Co., Warner Bros. Acquire Annie Ward’s Upcoming Debut Thriller Novel ‘Beautiful Bad’

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. Pictures, on behalf of Sue Kroll, has taken the film rights to Annie Ward's debut thriller, Beautiful Bad, which Kroll will produce through her Kroll & Co. Entertainment banner. The highly-sought-after novel originally sold to Quercus (UK) and Park Row Books (US) in a seven-way auction. With international rights sold in over a dozen territories, the US publication date is set for March 2019. Beautiful Bad tells the story of a thrilling romance and… Read

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Janice Min Joins Jeffrey Katzenberg’s NewTV Mobile Video Startup

Janice Min, the former co-president of The Hollywood Reporter, is joining Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile video startup NewTV. Min, the former US Weekly editor who left the top editorial perch at The Hollywood Reporter in 2017, shared the news on Twitter. "So YES, you can assume there will be news programming (Hollywood, political and more)," Min tweeted, without getting any more specific. She said she will start her new role on Monday. A spokesperson for Whitman declined to… Read

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‘The Daily Show’ Goes Live With Election Night Episode ‘Democalypse 2018: Let’s Try This Again, America’

Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will broadcast a live midterm election night episode, Democalypse 2018: Let’s Try This Again, America on Tuesday, November 6 from 11-11:30 PM ET. It marks the eighth live broadcast for The Daily Show since Noah became host.  Previously, the show went live following the 2018 State of the Union Address, throughout the 2016 Presidential Election including on election night, on the nights of the presidential and vice… Read

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Kovert Creative Hires PMK*BNC Veteran Danica Smith

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Danica Smith is exiting PMK*BNC after 14 years and joining Kovert Creative, the marketing and communications agency led by Joe Assad and Lewis Kay. Smith, the veteran publicist was most recently SVP at PMK, has built a client roster that includes Colin Farrell, Zach Braff, Wanda Sykes, Dave Bautista, Ruby Rose, Michael Pena, Ben Feldman, Kim Cattrall, Mike Epps and Cat Deeley among others. All are moving over to join Smith, who will be based in Kovert’s Santa Monica… Read

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SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Honor Spike Lee & Jeffrey Katzenberg With Patron Of The Artists Awards

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The SAG-AFTRA Foundation will bestow this year’s Patron of the Artists Awards on Spike Lee and Jeffrey Katzenberg at the group’s third annual Patron of the Artists Awards on November 8 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The event will also honor Harrison Ford and Lady Gaga with Artists Inspiration Awards for their philanthropic work. The Patron of the Artists Award honors “industry leaders who are champions of the arts and whose… Read

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EMarketer Lowers Snap Ad Forecast

Researcher eMarketer significantly lowered its projections for Snap’s ad revenue for this year and beyond, saying the platform’s reliance on an automated ad buying system is driving down prices. eMarketer estimates Snap will generate $662.1 million in ad revenue in the U.S. this year — well below the $1.03 billion it had forecast. The researcher expects Snap won’t break the $1 billion revenue barrier until 2020. The downgrade takes into account Snap’s transition in 2017… Read

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As Donald Trump Boasts Of His Accomplishments, United Nations Titters

The real estate developer turned reality star who spent years complaining that the world was laughing at the United States prompted laughter among world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, where he was speaking for the second time as POTUS. The guffawing erupted as President Donald Trump boasted early in his address that he had accomplished more than almost any other administration in U.S. history. “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished… Read

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Pop Passes On Supernatural Comedy Pilot ‘The Demons Of Dorian Gunn’ From Exec Producer Krysten Ritter

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EXCLUSIVE: Pop has passed on Krysten Ritter-exec produced supernatural comedy pilot The Demons of Dorian GunnDeadline understands that the CBS and Lionsgate joint venture broadcaster is not moving ahead with the show, which was fronted by Search Party's Jeffrey Self. The project was first announced in December 2017 with casting unveiled at the TCAs in January. The show centers on disgraced New York socialite Dorian Gunn, who discovers he's descended from a long line of… Read

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Bill Cosby Now Officially A Sexually Violent Predator; “America’s Dad” Faces Prison For 2004 Rape

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Looking at a maximum sentence of 10 years behind bars for the 2004 rape of a former Temple University employee, Bill Cosby today was formally designated as a sexually violent predator. With ramifications also for the various civil cases that the once beloved actor is fighting with some of the over 60 women who have accused him of drugging and assaulting them over the decades, the lifetime registering of Cosby as a sex offender with the significant additional restrictions… Read

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Robert & Michelle King Extend CBS TV Studios Deal, Set Projects At CBS & CBS All Access

Robert and Michelle King (The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Your Honor) are staying at their long-time studio home, CBS TV Studios. The duo, who have two series on the air, The Good Fight on CBS All Access and the upcoming Your Honor on Showtime, have re-upped their overall deal for three more years. Under the new pact, the Kings have set up drama two projects — both written by them — Evil at CBS and Girls with Guns at CBS All Access. Evil is a series about the battle… Read

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Warner Bros Domestic TV Distribution President Ken Werner To Retire

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Ken Werner, a TV veteran and one of the most seasoned syndication executives in the business, will retire at the end of the year as president of Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution. He will become a consultant to the group, and his replacement is expected to be named shortly. Since 2006, Werner has handled distribution of all Warner Bros’ produced content, from first-run syndication, off-network television and theatrical motion pictures to on-demand, both… Read