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‘The Daily Show’: Omarosa Says She’s “Not Trolling” The White House With Secret Tapes

Omarosa Manigault Newman continued to drag Donald Trump and the White House on The Daily Show in a very measured interview with Trevor Noah. During her appearance on The Daily Show she, of course, continued her promotional blitz for her book Unhinged but Noah was fascinated with how she has managed to “out-Trump Trump” since she left the White House. She talked about how she regrets being “totally complicit” while working at the White House and how they “lie to the… Read

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Ariana Grande And James Corden Celebrate ‘Titanic’ With Fast-Paced Musical Medley

James Corden is continuing his affinity for late-night singing fun with his homage to Titanic. In under six minutes, he and pop star Ariana Grande belted out 13 songs to tell the classic love story of Jack and Rose. Dressed in early-20th century, old-timey garb, the duo sang a mix of contemporary tunes and classics. They started with some good ol’ fashioned yacht rock with Styx’s “Come Sail Away” and then straight into the Hall & Oates fave “Rich Girl.” From there we… Read

Business

Discovery Lays Off Employees At Scripps Networks Offices In Knoxville

Discovery Communications laid off an unspecified number of employees at the Scripps Networks Interactive offices in Knoxville, TN. A company spokesperson confirmed the job cuts, but refused to say how many people would lose their jobs. AdAge reported in mid-July that Discovery was reorganizing its ad sales team following the merger with Scripps Networks, appointing three sales leads who would oversee sales for groups of channels. That reorganization resulted in more than… Read

Business

Morgana King Dies: ‘Godfather’ Actress And Jazz Singer Was 87

Morgana King, who is best known for playing Marlon Brando’s wife in Godfather I & II, died March 22 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was 87. According to the Washington Post, her death was not previously reported. The Riverside County coroner's office confirmed her death. Born Maria Grazia Messina on June 4, 1930, in Pleasantville, NY, she grew up with five siblings in New York City. Her parents were from Italy. She was recognized for her singing talents at a young age… Read

Business

Dealflicks Shutters After Six Years, Says They Are Unable To Operate Based On Finances

After six years, Dealflicks Inc. is calling it quits. Dubbed the “Priceline for movie tickets”, the San Francisco-based start-up sent out an email to their users Tuesday saying: “we are unable to continue to operate moving forward based on our financial situation.” The shutdown is effective immediately. In an era where MoviePass is struggling and AMC’s subscription plan is gaining traction, Dealflicks, which started in Los Angeles and was founded by Kevin Hong and Sean Wyc… Read

Awardsline

‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman & Cast Talk Season 3: Jack & Rebecca’s First Date, Vietnam & Brother Nicky

This Is Us Panel

At Deadline’s Emmy For Your Consideration event last night for NBC/Fox’s This Is Us, creator Dan Fogelman and cast gathered to provide more clues about season 3 as well as look back at their eight-Emmy-nominated second season. Less than an hour before the panel discussion began, Fogelman had proudly screened the first episode of Season 3 for his writing staff—an episode he considers “one of our best.” Season 3 (Sept. 25) opens on the Pearson siblings’ next birthday, their… Read

Film

Bi Gan’s Cannes Pic ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ Gets U.S. Deal Via Kino Lorber

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Chinese director Bi Gan's new film that had its world premiere this year at the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section. The China-France co-production is playing in the Toronto and New York film festivals before getting a spring 2019 theatrical release followed by VOD and DVD bows. The pic centers on drifter Luo Hongwu (Huang Jue) who returns to Kaili, the Chinese hometown from… Read

Business

Barry Diller’s IAC Sued By Tinder Founders For $2 Billion

Tinder

The co-founders and early employees of the popular dating site Tinder have filed a lawsuit against owner IAC/InterActiveCorp and its Match Inc subsidiary, claiming IAC conspired to cheat the plaintiffs out of billions of dollars in stock options. The suit, (read it here), filed Tuesday in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, said IAC and Match deliberately offered “false, misleading and incomplete financial information and projections” in order to keep Tinder’s… Read

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‘Miz & Mrs’: USA Orders Additional Episodes Of WWE Reality Series

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If you’re craving more antics and adventures from wrestling power couple Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and Maryse Mizanin, you’re in luck. WWE said Tuesday night on Smackdown Live that USA Network has ordered an additional 14 episodes of the upcoming reality series Miz & Mrs to air in 2019. The first six episodes of Miz & Mrs currently air on USA on Tuesdays at 10 PM. The series, which follows the humorous and hectic personal lives of the titular WWE Superstars, was the… Read

Business

Univision Cut With Sharp $2M Suit Over The Onion Acquisition & Possible Sale

Univision, now run by CEO Vince Sadusky, may be trying to trim costs and staff to stay competitive, but the purchase and possible sale of its brand The Onion could result in a whole new set of tears for the Spanish-language media company. That would be at least $2 million worth of tears to be specific, as part of a lawsuit filed against Univision and the news satire outlet late last week by financial specialists GCA Advisors. “As a direct and proximate result of The Onion… Read

Film

Trevor Donovan, Jillian Murray Headline ‘Prescription for Love’; Leonardo Nam, Sheetal Sheth Star In ‘Hummingbird’

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90210 alum Trevor Donovan and Code Black actress Jillian Murray will topline the indie film, Prescription for Love, being helmed by Brian Brough. The pic follows Claire (Murray), who fights for a chance at love with a charming new doctor (Donovan) and for a promotion to free herself from the misery her supervisor creates. Brough and Brittany Wiscombe are producing the pic via at Silver Creek productions. Donovan, repped by Artists Only Management, is set to star in two… Read

Business

Tiny Hero Sets Disney & Universal Veteran Ted Tobin As EVP Theatrical Marketing

Up and coming entertainment marketing agency Tiny Hero announced today that Disney and Universal vet Ted Tobin is joining their expanding Theatrical Division as EVP Theatrical Marketing. Tobin previously was the founding creative director of Disney's in-house creative advertising agency. While there, he collaborated on big banner theatrical campaigns including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Black Panther and A… Read