Los Angeles D.A. Declines To Charge Benny Medina For Alleged 2004 Sexual Assault
Benny Medina, the TV producer and music manager whose clients include Jennifer Lopez and formerly Will Smith and Mariah Carey, will not be charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney in an alleged 2004 sexual assault.
The case was declined by the L.A. D.A.’s entertainment sexual assault task force Friday owing to the statue of limitations, according to the charge evaluation worksheet, and that the unnamed alleged victim recently died. No other information was given in… Read
Stephen Colbert Grills Hillary Clinton On Mueller Probe Parameters
Stephen Colbert asked Hillary Clinton about the debate over whether the president can be subject to a criminal investigation.
“Can he be indicted?” Colbert asked the Dem candidate who got beat by President Donald Trump, in the Late Show interview.
It depends on whether the misdeed for which he is being investigated happened before he got into office, she answered.
Colbert seemed to think she was saying Trump could not be indicted for Russian rannygazoo before being… Read
‘Proven Innocent’: Laurie Holden Joins New Fox Legal Drama Series As Recurring
Coming off a key recurring role on The Americans, Laurie Holden is set for the another major recurring part opposite Kelsey Grammer on Fox's new legal drama series Proven Innocent, from Empire co-creator Danny Strong and writer David Elliott.
Written by Elliott, Proven Innocent follows a criminal defense firm led by Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice.
Holden will play Greta Bellows, the wife of Gore Bellows… Read
ABC Developing Working-Class Midwestern Family Comedy From Megan Gailey & Aaron Burdette
ABC has put in development Everything’s Under Control, a single-camera comedy about a working class Midwestern family from writers Megan Gailey (Conan) and Aaron Burdette (Man Seeking Woman) and producer Jamie Tarses.
Written by Gailey and Burdette, Everything’s Under Control centers on a working-class Midwestern family who are just barely keeping it together, and then their grandmother gets Alzheimer’s. Tarses is executive producing.
ABC has been making a push toward… Read
‘America’s Got Talent’ Finalist Michael Ketterer Arrested For Domestic Violence
America’s Got Talent finalist Michael Ketterer has been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence.
Ketterer was taken into custody at 3:45 PM Thursday in Hollywood after officers were called to a hotel in the 1700 block of North Highland Avenue, LAPD Officer Drake Madison told Deadline. He was taken into custody on the felony charge and later released after posting $50,000 bail.
Ketterer was a standout on the most recent 13th season of America’s Got Talent. Judge… Read
ChelseyRai S. Standberry Dies: Local TV Actress & Her 3 Children Killed In Accident
Actress ChelseyRai S. Standberry, who appeared in several films and was a local TV show host in Cleveland and Atlanta, was killed early Thursday in an eight-vehicle accident in southeast Texas. She was 36.
Beaumont police are trying to determine what caused the wreck, which involved a tractor-trailer and seven other passenger vehicles. Standberry died in the crash along with her three children, 10-year-old Anthony Standberry Jr, 8-year-old Anaiyah Standberry and… Read
‘Black Lightning’: Kearran Giovanni To Recur On Season 2 Of CW Series
Major Crimes alumna Kearran Giovanni is set for recurring role on the upcoming second season of the CW’s Black Lightning.
The series, based on the characters from DC created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, focuses on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), a father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school, who is pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
Giovanni will play Cutter, a smart, proud, tough and… Read
‘The Simpsons’ Unveils 30th Anniversary Logo; Billy Eichner Set For Guest Role
The Simpsons kicks off its record-breaking 30th season next week, and Fox is marking the milestone with a new anniversary logo. Check it out below.
In other news that likely would make Page 1 of The Springfield Shopper, Billy Eichner announced on social media today that he is doing a guest voice role for a Simpsons episode that will air in November.
Set to air on September, the Season 30 premiere episode “Bart’s Not Dead” features guest voice stars Gal Gadot, Emily Deschan… Read
‘Snowpiercer’ Casts Kerry O’Malley; Rob Benedict Joins ‘Bosch’
Those Who Kill alumna Kerry O’Malley is set for a recurring role opposite Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs in TNT's Snowpiercer, a futuristic thriller based on the acclaimed 2013 movie of the same name by Bong Joon-ho, from Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T. Snowpiercer is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, It centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe… Read
Ted Melfi & Kimberly Quinn’s Goldenlight Films Inks First-Look TV Deal With Alcon
Ted Melfi and Kimberly Quinn’s production company Goldenlight Films has signed a first-look deal with Alcon Television Group. The two-year pact will see the Hidden Figures and St Vincent director write, direct, supervise, and produce original projects for Alcon. The deal includes all content created and developed by Melfi and Quinn for TV including digital.
Alcon Television Group's projects include the upcoming animated children's series Pete the Cat based on the… Read
Kenan Thompson Single-Dad Comedy From Lorne Michaels & ‘Superstore’ EP Set At NBC With Big Commitment
EXCLUSIVE: As he heads into his 16th season on NBC’s late-night staple Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson also is setting his sights on primetime. In one of the biggest deals for a comedy project so far this season, NBC has given a production commitment to Saving Larry, a single-camera comedy starring Thompson. It hails from SNL creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels and his Broadway Video as well as Superstore executive producer Jackie Clarke.
Thompson, who recently t… Read
‘MasterChef’ EP Georgie Hurford-Jones Named SVP Unscripted Original Series & Specials At Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America has renewed its deal with MasterChef executive producer Georgie Hurford-Jones and named her to the newly created position of SVP Unscripted Original Series and Specials.
Hurford-Jones, who has been with Endemol Shine North America since June 2015, will continue to oversee the studio's successful MasterChef franchise, where she serves as executive producer on Fox’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. She also is helping lead production efforts on… Read