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Bill Cosby Former Attorney: His Conviction “A Travesty Of Justice”

Former Bill Cosby attorney Tom Mesereau has spoken out against the conviction that may send the actor to jail for the rest of his life. Speaking on Friday’s Inside Edition to Jim Moret, Mesereau called the Cosby verdict “a travesty of justice” and said judges are running scared from the #MeToo movement. In late April, a Pennsylvania jury found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for the 2004 drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand at his… Read

Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’ Focuses On The Missteps Ahead Of 9/11 – The Contenders Emmys Video

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The rising threat of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida was known to the FBI and the CIA in the late 1990s. But rivalry between the agencies kept their accumulated information in silos, ultimately leading to the breakdowns that helped result in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and the war in Afghanistan. The Looming Tower, the 10-episode Hulu miniseries based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright, examines the actions of two separate counter-terrorism… Read

‘Nightbreed’ TV Series Reboot From Clive Barker & Morgan Creek In Works At Syfy

I have learned that Syfy is developing Nightbreed, a TV series based on Clive Barker’s short-story collection Cabal, which the prominent horror writer and visual artist previously adapted as the 1990 movie Nightbreed. The project hails from Barker (Hellraiser, Candyman, Weaveworld), writer Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw, Piranha), Morgan Creek Entertainment, whose feature division produced the Nightbreed movie, and Universal Cable Prods. Written by Stolberg, Nightbreed explores… Read

Netflix Fired Comms Chief Jonathan Friedland Over His Use Of The N-Word

Jonathan Friedland

(UPDATED throughout with new information) Netflix’s long-time communications chief and former journalist was ousted today for using the ultimate derogatory term for African-Americans on what we now know was two separate occasions. Chief Executive Reed Hastings sent an awkward email to Netflix employees saying he had fired the chief communications officer, Jonathan Friedland, for showing an “unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity” that is out of line with the… Read

‘Seven Seconds’ Creator Veena Sud On How Lack Of Asian American Representation Influenced Her Career

As Hollywood attempts to move the needle more and more on the gauge of diversity and inclusion, Veena Sud is doing her part to make sure that she is doing her part to not only put more stories from marginalized communities on the screen, but to make those narratives resonate with all audiences. As the showrunner of Netflix’s Seven Seconds and The Killing, Sud is more than aware that she is in a minority when it comes to television showrunners. As a woman that is of… Read

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Admits He “Minimized” N-Word Use By PR Chief

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Today’s firing of Netflix communications chief Jonathan Friedland  should have come earlier, Reed Hastings almost begrudgingly admitted to the streaming service’s staff on Friday. “I realize that my privilege has made me intellectualize or otherwise minimize race issues like this,” the Netflix CEO said in understatement of allowing the use of the N-word by one of his top execs. “I need to set a better example by learning and listening more so I can be the leader we… Read

‘Legends Of Tomorrow’: Courtney Ford Upped To Series Regular For Season 4

EXCLUSIVE: The Legends should be bracing for a lot more of the villainous Nora Darhk. Courtney Ford, who recurred as the character on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow last season, has been promoted to a series regular for the upcoming fourth season of the CW series. Nora Darhk is the the evil daughter of Arrowverse uber villain Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), who squared off with the Legends when she and her father attempted to release a time demon named Mallus into the world… Read

Crime Reality Show ‘Bounty Live’ In Works By ‘Busted Live’ & ‘Over The Limit’ Producers

The executive producers of MTV’s Busted Live and truTV’s Over The Limit are now focusing on bounty hunters in Bounty Live, a new live weekly reality show, produced by John Stevens and Spike Feresten’s Hangar 56 Media. Co-created and executive produced by Stevens and Feresten, Bounty Live features fugitive recovery agents from across the country chasing fugitives and making arrests. Per the producers, "The series is launching digitally and will explore network, cable and… Read

‘Conan’s Haiti Special Was Made To “Laugh At The American”, Conan O’Brien Says – The Contenders Emmys Video

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After Donald Trump referred to Haiti as a “sh*thole country,” Conan O’Brien took his TBS late-night show to the island nation to prove him otherwise. O’Brien said at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event that the special Conan episode worked because it not only humanized Haitians it humanized him, as well. “The point of those travel shows is that I want them to laugh at the American,” O’Brien said onstage at the packed DGA Theater. “The kind of comedy I am passionate… Read

Donald Trump Gathers Alien-Violence Victims To Trash Media’s Snatched Baby Border Policy Coverage

Two days after President Donald Trump signed the executive order to “end” his child-snatching border policy, and one day after the First Lady flew to Texas to meet with a few of those snatched children, POTUS invited to the White House families that have been victimized by illegal immigrants. They stood behind him holding photos of deceased loved ones as he savaged the media for not covering their stories. The event was widely covered by the media. “We're gathered today… Read

Wilmer Valderrama Signs On To Return To ‘NCIS’, Enters First-Look Deal With CBS TV Studios Focused On Diversity

EXCLUSIVE: NCISs Wilmer Valderrama’s WV Entertainment has signed a two-year first-look deal with CBS TV Studios, the studio behind the popular CBS drama series. In conjunction with that, Valderrama has closed a new pact to continue on NCIS where he plays Special Agent Nick Torres. WV Entertainment’s first-look agreement is for scripted and unscripted projects, with a strong emphasis on diversity. "As someone who immigrated to the United States at 14 years old, I am… Read

‘Stranger Things’ Star Noah Schnapp On PTSD & Possession In Season 2

From his early stage-setting disappearance in Stranger Things' first season, young Will Byers hasn't been able to catch much of a break. While he's enjoyed the role, which has taken his career to new heights, Noah Schnapp has been there for all of the hurdles, taking on scenes that would daunt most young actors. In Season 1 of the retro fantasy series, Schnapp was lost to The Upside Down—separated frustratingly from the rest of the cast and crew—with the promise of big… Read