‘The Dirt’ Review: Netflix’s Mötley Crüe Memoir Pic Flaccid & Bleached Clean

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SPOILER ALERT: This review contains details of the movie version of The Dirt
Having taken decades to make it to the screen, you kind of knew any adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s 2001 memoir The Dirt was going to be problematic, to put it politely.
Inf…

Anthony Pellicano’s Sllence Richly Rewarded By Hollywood Elite As Prison Stint Ends

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EXCLUSIVE: When Anthony Pellicano walks out of a California prison tomorrow, the once notorious Hollywood P.I. will be welcomed by some of the biggest names in Hollywood with dual gifts of deep appreciation and cold hard cash.
Ending a 15-year sentence…

‘Deadly Class’ Co-Creator Talks Tonight’s Bloody Finale, Lana Condor & Season 2

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SPOILER ALERT:  This post contains details of tonight’s Deadly Class Season 1 finale.
“You know, I always joke that if we don’t get a Season 2 that this’ll be like Freaks and Geeks,” says Deadly Class executive producer Rick Remender as the Syfy series…

Fox Celebrates First Day Of “Fresh Start” With One-Time Only Greatest Hits Spot

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“The company that we knew and loved is changing,” says a prophetic Terrence Howard tonight in a clip from Empire used in sizzle spot celebrating the birth of a new era at what is a slimmed down and new Fox.
Running during the latest episode of theLee D…

Lee Daniels Lets Loose On “Pain & Anger” That ‘Empire’ Team Feels Over Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Fake Hate Crime

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Putting the notion that there is no such thing as bad publicity to the test, Empire co-creator Lee Daniels today held nothing back in talking about the impact on the Fox drama of Jussie Smollett’s alleged fake hate crime.
“These past couple of weeks ha…

Sony Animation Picks Up ‘Hair Love’ Short From ‘BlacKkKlansman’ EP Matthew A. Cherry

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EXCLUSIVE: With directing gigs on Big 4 shows like Whiskey Cavalier and The Red Line, Matthew A. Cherry has a pretty full dance card this year, but the BlacKkKlansman executive producer is heading into some new territory also.
Animation, to be precise….

UTA Tries To Reframe Packaging Dispute Narrative With Data Ahead Of WGA Vote

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With a week to go before WGA members begin voting on a new code of conduct that act as a fatal silver bullet through the heart of the agencies’ lucrative packaging plans, UTA tried to strap on a new Kevlar vest of data Wednesday.
In a pithy 10-page TV …

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Trailer Goes Full 1985 With Mötley Crüe & Summer Fun

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You’ve got to give Netflix full cross-promotion points for today’s first full trailer for Season 3 of Stranger Things.
Less than 48 hours before the biopic of Mötley Crüe launches on the streamer, the peek at the return of the Duffer Brothers ser…

Viacom Storms DirecTV With ‘Daily Show’ Warning Of Looming Blackout

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It’s no laughing matter to Viacom that AT&T could be dropping its channels from DirecTV and U-verse in just a couple of day but Comedy Central’s The Daily Show became the battlefield in the latest pay-TV carriage war tonight.
As host Trevor Noah li…

WME’s Ari Greenburg Says WGA “Not Interested In A Real Negotiation” In Packaging Dispute

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EXCLUSIVE: With the clock ticking on the April 6 end of the WGA and the Association of Talent Agents’ franchise agreement and a March 27 starting vote by guild members on a new Code of Conduct that could see packaging kicked to the curb, WME’s Presiden…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Plays Nice With Apple (“Great Company”) As New Streaming War Looms

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“Our success doesn’t determine their success,” Reed Hastings said Monday about the increased competition for Netflix in cable and from other streamers, both current and to come. “We will make this a better industry if we have better competitors,” he CE…

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Chides Apple & Disney For Being “Very Late” To Streaming

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EXCLUSIVE: “Absolutely!” Ted Sarandos said Monday when asked whether his attitude toward the upcoming streaming platforms from Apple, Disney and WarnerMedia is a case of “bring it on.”
“I have no idea what they’re doing until we see it,” Netflix’s chie…

Eliza Dushku On ‘Mapplethorpe’ Movie, Year Of Reckoning, Spielberg, & Healing

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“The year has been in some ways just extraordinary in a beautiful way and it’s been in some ways extraordinary in a really challenging way,” proclaims Mapplethorpe producer Eliza Dushku.
From almost any perspective, that seems like an understatement fr…

It’s Official! Starz Renews ‘American Gods’ For Third Season, Finds New Showrunner

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As Deadline exclusively revealed last month, the cable gods have decided to bless American Gods with another season, Starz’s made it official today.
Just one week into the long awaited second season of the Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane-led series…

Lori Loughlin’s ‘Fuller House’ Future Dim Due To Elite School Bribery Scandal

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First it was Hallmark Channel cutting Lori Loughlin loose earlier today after her indicted involvement in the elite college admissions fraud scheme. Now it seems inevitable that Netflix will not be inviting the actor know around the world as Aunt Becky…

New ‘When Calls The Heart’ Episode Pulled By Hallmark Channel Amid Lori Loughlin Scandal

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Hallmark Channel pink slipped Lori Loughlin and pulled the plug on the Garage Sales Mysteries earlier today and now the Crown Media owned outlet is putting the actor’s other series When Calls The Heart on ice, for a bit.
The March 17 episode of the six…

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin & Bill McGlashan Hit With $500M Suit Over Elite Colleges Bribery Scheme

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As the fallout from the nationwide elite college bribery scheme continues, the indicted Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and STX Entertainment co-founder Bill McGlashan have all been hit today in a multi-million dollar lawsuit from one very angry mother…

Lori Loughlin Dropped By Hallmark Channel Due To Elite College Bribery Scandal

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Two days after Lori Loughlin flew into town from a Vancouver set to face charges and arrest over the elite college entrance fraud scheme, the Hallmark Channel has cut all of its various ties with the actor.
“We are saddened by the recent news sur…

‘Hesburgh’ Trailer: ‘Wordplay’ Director’s Latest Docu Profiles Notre Dame Priest Called “Conscience Of The Country’

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EXCLUSIVE: With Dan Rather calling the former Notre Dame University president, one of “the most influential men in American life,” the new documentary Hesburgh spotlighting the life and work of Father Theodore Hesburgh is packed with high profile names…

‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Copyright Suit Settled Ahead Of Season 5 Debut

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Less than two months after AMC and Fear The Walking Dead producers were burned in their desire to see Melvin Smith’s copyright lawsuit dismissed, both sides have struck a deal.
“Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41, Plaintiff Melvin Wil…