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Former SAG President Richard Masur To Receive SAG-AFTRA President’s Award

By David Robb 15 mins ago

Former SAG president Richard Masur will be this year's recipient of SAG-AFTRA's President's Award, which "celebrates a member who has given meritorious service to the union and its membership." The award will be presented Saturday at the union's national board meeting. "It is an honor and privilege for me to recognize Richard's many contributions with this award," said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris. "For decades, he has worked to enrich the lives of performers… Read


‘Blood Ties’ Cop Drama From Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, Tom Szentgyorgyi & Appian Way Set At NBC

By Nellie Andreeva 17 mins ago

On the heels of Shades of Blue ending its run after three seasons, star/executive producer Jennifer Lopez has teamed with co-star Vincent Laresca for a new cop drama, which has been put in development by NBC. The project, Blood Ties, hails from former The Mentalist executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi, Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas' Nuyorican Productions, Appian Way and Universal TV, where Nuyorican is based. Written by Szentgyorgyi, Blood Ties is a procedural crime… Read


‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Up From Last Week’s Low & 2017 As Packers Win

By Dominic Patten 1 hour ago

There was a lot of push, pull and more than a few nice moves by quarterback Aaron Rodgers but in the end the Green Bay Packers' 33-30 victory over the San Francisco 49ers last night came down to that last-minute field goal by Mason Crosby. A dramatic end to a more dramatic than usual Monday Night Football that was good for the Packers, good for the swimming to stand still NFL and very good indeed for ESPN. Scoring 11.9 million viewers and a 4.1 rating among adults 18-49… Read


ABC Nabs ‘Family History’ Genealogy Drama From Deborah Schoeneman & Mandeville As Put Pilot

By Nellie Andreeva 1 hour ago

In a competitive situation, ABC has landed Family History, giving a put pilot commitment to the drama project from writer Deborah Schoeneman (Girls, The Newsroom,), ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville Television. Penned by Schoeneman, the hourling family drama is inspired by the recent explosion in genetic genealogy testing. It follows a young tech reporter in the Bay area whose life changes when she discovers a family secret via a DNA-testing web site. The show… Read


‘Cats’: Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title Movie As Macavity

By Anthony D'Alessandro 1 hour ago

Idris Elba is in final talks to join Tom Hooper’s movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical CatsWe hear Elba is playing famed feline Macavity. The Golden Globe and two-time SAG Award winner will join a cast that already includes Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Laurie Davidson and Mette Towley. The pic is currently in pre-production. Macavity is the only real villain in the musical who kidnaps Old Deuteronomy, the Jellicle leader… Read


Netflix Would Like Hollywood To Know It’s A Star Factory

By Dawn C. Chmielewski 2 hours ago

As competition for top talent intensifies, Netflix used its earnings results to send a message to Hollywood’s talent: we’re the new star factory. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings observed that the streaming giant has come a long way since it launched the original series, House of Cards, five years ago. This year, he noted, it collected 112 Emmy nominations for 40 of its shows, documentaries and specials, and tied the long dominant premium TV channel, HBO, for the most wins… Read


‘The Rookie’ Review: Nathan Fillion Cop Dramedy Is A Long, Sad, Drawn-Out Joke About Old Age

By Dino-Ray Ramos 2 hours ago

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about the pilot episode of The Rookie. At the beginning of ABC’s new cop drama The Rookie, Nathan Fillion’s character John Nolan is going through a divorce and is on a journey of self-discovery after 40. He asks “Who am I?” to a bank manager/friend. She answers, “The question is: Who do you want to be?” That exchange should lay a foundation for a cop dramedy seething with middle-aged existentialism, but instead, the pilot is an… Read


Dennis Hof Dies: Las Vegas Pimp & Star Of HBO ‘Cathouse’ Reality Series Was 72

By Greg Evans 2 hours ago

Dennis Hof, the Las Vegas pimp at the center of HBO’s Cathouse reality series and a Republican candidate for the Nevada state assembly, has died at age 72. Chuck Muth, Hof’s campaign manager in the state election, tweeted that Hof “died quietly in his sleep” and that his body was discovered this morning by porn star Ron Jeremy. His death had earlier been confirmed by Nye County Sheriff Lt. David Boruchowitz, who told reporters that, preliminarily, there is no indication… Read


‘Search Party’: Shalita Grant To Recur On Season 3 Of TBS Comedy

By Denise Petski 2 hours ago

NCIS: New Orleans alumna Shalita Grant is set for a key recurring role on the upcoming third season of TBS’ dark comedy Search Party. Created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers and Michael Showalter, Search Party is about a group of privileged, self-absorbed twenty-somethings covering up a murder. Grant will play Cassidy, a superficial law school grad with vocal fry and arrested development who is addicted to the fast lane. She takes on Dory’s case pro-bono as a way to… Read

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Netflix Awards Contender ‘Roma’ To Play 100 Screens Worldwide & Stream Simultaneously

By Anthony D'Alessandro and Dawn C. Chmielewski 2 hours ago

As Deadline first reported in August, Netflix is staking out one-week awards-qualifying theatrical runs for its movies. On Tuesday, in a letter to investors, Netflix co-founder, chairman and CEO Reed Hastings said the streaming giant is now set to release Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma in December on both Netflix and 100 screens worldwide. It’s a similar plan Netflix executed on Paul Greengrass’ 22 July, which dropped October 10. “We believe in our member-centric simultaneous… Read


Donald Trump Tweets Support Of Saudi Prince Denial He Ordered Jamal Khashoggi Killed

By Lisa de Moraes 2 hours ago

President Donald Trump tweeted his full-throated support of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who insists he was totally unaware his operatives sent to interrogate and kidnap Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi intended to kill him and cut up his body to get him out of the country in diplomatic pouches. The Saudi royal family is expected to acknowledge they did send people to Istanbul to interrogate Khashoggi and abduct him when he showed up at the Saudi consulate… Read


‘AJ And The Queen’: Izzy G To Star As AJ In RuPaul’s Netflix Comedy Series

By Denise Petski 3 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has found its AJ. Izzy G (aka Izzy Gaspersz) is set to star opposite RuPaul Charles in comedy series AJ and the Queen, from Charles and 2 Broke Girls co-creator and former Sex and the City showrunner Michael Patrick King. Written by King and Charles, the series stars RuPaul as Ruby Red, a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990s RV with her unlikely sidekick AJ (Izzy G), a recently… Read

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