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 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…

‘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…

‘The Bachelor’ First Seasons, ‘Wedding’ And ‘Paradise’ Extensions Come To Tubi AVOD Service Under New Deal With Warner Bros

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Tubi and Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution are taking viewers into the way-back machine in a deal that will land the first seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, as well as more recent franchise extensions, on the streaming service.
I…

‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’ To Truly Film In L.A., Thanks To Tax Credits

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Showtime’s upcoming Los Angeles set version of Penny Dreadful is actually going to film in the City of Angels, thanks to lucrative tax credits from the State of California.
The Daniel Zovatto, Natalie Dormer and Nathan Lane starring Penny Dreadful: Cit…

‘SNL’s Pete Davidson Compares R. Kelly Sex Abuse Claims To Catholic Church

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Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson has been no stranger to controversy since joining the Lorne Michaels-run show in 2014, but tonight he’s sure to have kicked up some Hellfire in the pews.
“If you support the Catholic church, isn’t that the same thing…

Bill Maher Throws The Book At CPAC Chief Matt Schlapp On ‘Real Time’ – A Copy Of Made-Up Tome ‘If Obama Did It’

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Bill Maher welcomed Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, fresh off presiding over the annual CPAC confab, “into the lion’s den” of Real Time.
Over the first few minutes of the segment, he peppered Schlapp with questions about how…

‘SMILF’ Creator Frankie Shaw Says She “Loved Making” Now Canceled Series

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(UPDATED with Instagram post) There are four more episodes of the second season of the now cancelled SMILF still to air on Showtime and creator and star Frankie Shaw intends on taking the high road.
“I can’t express how much I’ve loved making this show…

‘Game Of Thrones’ Final Season Trailer Royally Shatters HBO Viewing Records

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If there were any doubt that the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones had diminished as fans waited almost two years since the last season debuted, a digital flood this week proved the passion is stronger than ever.
In the first 24 hours since the battle fil…

‘My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’ Ninth Season Will Be Show’s Last; Patton Oswalt And Weird Al Yankovic Returning

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After nearly a decade on the air, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is heading over the rainbow after the upcoming ninth season, which Discovery Family has confirmed will be the animated mainstay’s last.
In announcing the end of the show, the n…

Chicago Cops Open Probe Into Jussie Smollett Attack Case Leaks

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The blast radius from the alleged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett continues to grow – and we don’t mean the actor’s future on Empire or his next court appearance.
As Smollett faces multiple felony charges for supposedly staging th…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: First Look Inside Graphic Novel Adaptation Of Margaret Atwood Classic

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EXCLUSIVE: The Handmaid’s Tale was published by Random House in 1985 with its near-future tale of one woman resisting the smothering tyrannies of the grim Republic of Gilead and, fittingly, the rebel tale has defied the limitations of any medium….

ESPN Lays Odds On Sports Betting With New One-Hour Show ‘Daily Wager’

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With sports gambling becoming increasingly legal and common across the country, ESPN is moving to serve the demand with Daily Wager, a new one-hour news and information show about sports betting.
Starting March 11, the show will air Monday through Frid…

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Central Park Five’ Gets Netflix Debut Date, New Name + Teaser

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Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Netflix limited series on the brutal crime and false prosecutions that shocked NYC and the nation 30 years ago now has a launch date and a new title.
The four-part series formerly known as Central Park Five will be called When T…

‘A Million Little Things’ Creator DJ Nash Talks Tonight’s Historic Finale & Season 2

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SPOILER ALERT:  This post contains details of tonight’s A Million Little Things Season 1 finale
“We did every single thing we could do to downplay it and make sure it was authentic,” says A Million Little Things creator DJ Nash of the role that the ter…

New ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff In The Works, AMC Executives Confirm

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A new spinoff of The Walking Dead is in the works, AMC Networks confirmed during its quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts.
Asked to elaborate on CEO Josh Sapan’s mention of a third zombie outing, COO Ed Carroll said the spinoff is in…

Oscar Ratings Rise Over All-Time Low Of 2018 With Hostless ABC Show

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On a night where Spike Lee turned his back on Green Book‘s Best Picture victory, the 91st Academy Awards will likely ultimately be remembered most for going hostless and getting a much desired ratings bounce.
The Favourite‘s Olivia Colman s…