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R. Kelly Grand Jury Reportedly Seated Amid New Evidence: Report

R. Kelly

A grand jury has reportedly been seated in Cook County, IL over new allegations against Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly, according to CNN on Monday. The network cited two sources familiar with the case. The office of the Cook County State's Attorney did not confirm the report, which if true comes after attorney Michael Avenatti said this weekend he turned over evidence on a VHS tape showing the singer engaged in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl; CNN reported today… Read

‘2025’: How Did Keshet’s ‘Black Mirror’-Meets-‘Monopoly’ Entertainment Format Land?

Keshet's secretive entertainment format 2025 finally launched last week and it turns out it's all about money. The series, which is running as a live daily prime-time strip on Keshet 12 four days a week, began with 16 contestants at the gates of a futuristic Westworld-meets-Truman Show-style city on the outskirts of Yavne. You can see exclusive images from the show above and here. Eight duels took place with viewers deciding who would enter the city and who would not… Read

Adam McKay: “I Stand In Solidarity With The WGA” In ATA Negotiations; Farrelly Brothers & Barry Jenkins Agree

Tricky negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents have many writers considering their options. And at the WGA Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, it emerged that many big-name writers are standing behind their union, and will even walk away from their agents if necessary. "I love the WGA," Adam McKay told Deadline at the awards show. "I voted for our leaders, I've supported the guild for years and years, so whatever they think… Read

Colin Kaepernick May Soon Sign With An NFL Team: Mark Geragos

Fresh off a settlement of his collusion case against the National Football League, Colin Kaepernick wants back into the NFL. And his attorney predicts it may happen. Mark Geragos, who helmed the Kaepernick case that was confidentially settled for what some estimated could be as much as $60 million to $80 million, told CNN his client "absolutely wants to play." "He wants to compete at the highest level," Geragos said.  "This is a competitive young man." Geragos reportedly… Read

The Film Academy’s Annual Report Shows Assets Way Up, But Bond Proceeds Going Fast

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday sent members its annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, along with a video review of the year. As predicted, the big number was really big: Total assets of the nonprofit rose to $1,073,953,000, up almost 12 percent from 961,531,100 a year earlier. Liabilities fell to $411,879,000 from $418, 657,300; so the gain in net assets was a handsome 22 percent, to $662,104,000 from $542,873,800. Looking a… Read

James Dahl Dies: Filmmaker For ‘The End Of The Tour’ Was 40

James Andrews Dahl, a filmmaker whose Modern Man Films produced the critically acclaimed biopic The End of the Tour about David Foster Wallace, died Feb. 13 at age 40 in West Hollywood. A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 18 at 1 PM at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary, 1218 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Dahl’s honor to the Harry Ransom Center at The University of… Read

50 Cent Threatened By NYPD Commander: “Shoot Him On Sight”

The New York Police Dept. has started an investigation into a Brooklyn commander who told his officers to shoot rapper/actor 50 cent on sight. The New York Daily News reports Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, the commanding officer of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, is the person who made the threat. Gonzalez made the remark last June 7, a date when 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) was scheduled to attend an NYPD-sanctioned boxing match in the Bronx. The morning… Read

Sundance’s ‘Fighting With My Family’ Slugs A Winning Open; ‘2019 Oscar Shorts’ Strong: Specialty Box Office

Just weeks after playing at last month’s Sundance Film Festival, bio-dramedy Fighting With My Family by director Stephen Merchant and starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is having a fighting round over the holiday weekend. The MGM release won the weekend, coming in with over $131K in the three-day in four theaters, averaging nearly $33K. The title's four-day estimate at over $163K brings its per theater average to $40,896. That was the weekend's best per theater average… Read

‘SNL’: Don Cheadle Tweaks Trump With A Hockey Jersey

Saturday Night Live host Don Cheadle used his clothes for political and social messaging this week as part of his duties (see the photo of his transgender support), and managed to sneak in a wry message about President Donald Trump into the closing segment. As the cast and guests lined up for the traditional farewell, Cheadle stood front and center wearing a hockey jersey from the former Soviet Union. The televised portion cut away for the west coast, but Cheadle turned… Read

‘SNL’: Celebrity Family Feud Goes “Gaga” For Oscar Nominees

Kenan Thompson

It’s pre-Oscars Weekend, so what better time to trot out the cast of SNL for a good, old-fashioned game of Celebrity Family Feud: Oscars Edition. Host Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) welcomed veteran and newbie Oscar nominees like Spike Lee (Don Cheadle), Glenn Close (Kate McKinnon), Sam Elliot (Beck Bennett), Olivia Coleman (Cecily Strong), Lady Gaga (Melissa Villaseñor), Bradley Cooper (Kyle Mooney), Rami Malek (Pete Davidson) and Mahershala Ali (Chris Redd) Thompson… Read

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

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President Donald Trump gave his review of Saturday Night Live’s cold open this morning:  “Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” The bit, featuring Alec Baldwin doing his Trump imitation and lampooning the border situation, always provokes the Commander-in-Tweet, who has taken shots at Baldwin and SNL before. But this is a critic who has more than the power of the pen (or keyboard) to take action, which makes some of his comments  dangerous and… Read

Fortnite Star “Ninja” Has Toy Line Debuting At NY Toy Fair

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins influence in the gaming world is about to expand into real life. The social media influencer, whose streaming videos of his Fortnite gaming exploits on Twitch have built an audience of 13 million followers and 21 million YouTubers, will now have his own line of collectible figurines and plush dolls.  The 27-year-old gamer’s toys are expected to be on display this weekend at the annual New York Toy Fair. Wicked Cool Toys plans nearly a dozen different… Read