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    Stephen Colbert Tickled Omarosa Getting Under Donald Trump’s Skin

    By Lisa de Moraes 2 mins ago

    Stephen Colbert tonight asked the White House if they still think it was worth firing Omarosa after she dropped yet another secretly recorded tape. “So she hired a few Ubers and did her wedding photographs in the Rose Garden. Did that really undermine the dignity of the place where they pardon the turkeys? Because, Oh Boy! Has her book tour gotten under the president’s – I want to say ‘skin’,” he advised. A Republican insider says Trump told advisers he wants Attorney… Read

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    Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical: All Dressed Up With No Place To Go – Review

    By Greg Evans 43 mins ago

    I might not be the target audience for Pretty Woman – The Musical, seeing as how I was never a fan of Pretty Woman – The Movie. Just never thought it was cute, funny or charming when Richard Gere, in that 1990 star-making movie, jokingly snapped shut that proffered jewelry box, drawing the startled, wide-mouthed guffaw that transformed Julia Roberts into Julia Roberts. And that was 10 years before the Millennium, well before the Laugh became schtick, and well well before… Read

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    How ‘American Ninja Warrior’ EP Arthur Smith Has Athletically Adapted To Become An Emmys Mainstay

    By Matt Grobar 2 hours ago

    Slow and steady wins the race. Like one of its own contestants gearing up to take on the Warped Wall, American Ninja Warrior's remarkable success story has been a matter of perseverance, grit, and the determination to be a disruptor despite myriad obstacles in its path. In a sense, the challenge Ninja has faced has come as the result of its own success—to continue to excel as a disruptive force, a dynamo that can't be stopped. At the Emmys, which favor acclaimed returning… Read

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    IATSE President Accuses Editors Guild Leader Of Violating Federal Labor Law

    By David Robb and Dominic Patten 2 hours ago

    In what could be a precursor to placing IATSE Editors Guild Local 700 into trusteeship, IATSE president Matthew Loeb has fired off a blistering letter (read it here) accusing Local 700 executive director Cathy Repola of violating federal labor law, of waging a "propaganda campaign" against ratification of the union's new film and TV contract, and of possibly breaching her duties as a director of the union's pension and health plans. He also accused her of being "selfish… Read

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    President Donald Trump Gets Personal Noting Death Of Aretha Franklin: “She Worked For Me On Numerous Occasions”

    By Lisa de Moraes 2 hours ago

    In 2005, President George W. Bush brought Aretha Franklin to tears as he presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation’s highest civilian award – for “her lifetime of achieving and for helping to shape our nation’s artistic and cultural heritage.” Aretha Franklin receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. RIP. pic.twitter.com/iLw4CY040b — CSPAN (@cspan) August 16, 2018 Ten years later, Franklin moved President Barack… Read

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    ‘Sexy Beast’ Prequel TV Series In Works At Paramount TV & Anonymous Content

    By Nellie Andreeva 2 hours ago

    EXCLUSIVE: The cult British gangster movie Sexy Beast is getting a small-screen prequel. Anonymous Content and Paramount Television have acquired the TV rights to the 2000 film for a TV series that will track the origin story of the Gal Dove, Don Logan and Teddy Bass characters, played in the movie by Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley and Ian McShane, respectively.  Writer Michael Caleo, whose TV credits include The Sopranos and Rescue Me, will write the adaptation. Directed by… Read

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    ‘Westworld’ Composer Talks Traditional Japanese Sound For Shogun World & New Themes For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7

    By Matt Grobar 2 hours ago

    A master of sounds epic and intimate, known for his work on Westworld and Game of Thrones, composer Ramin Djawadi long ago crafted distinctive sounds for each of these series, defining the broad strokes of their sonic palettes. After two seasons of the former series and seven of the latter, these early decisions remain important, though they don't sum up the battle of the composer's craft. With GoT since Season 1 back in 2011, Djawadi's journey with the series has been a… Read

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    NBC Buys Music Drama From ‘Nashville’ Alums, Milo Ventimiglia & Craig Brewer

    By Nellie Andreeva 3 hours ago

    Former Nashville executive producers Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin are returning to the music industry scene with a new drama series project. The duo has teamed with This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia and Craig Brewer, writer-director of music-themed series Empire and movie Hustle & Flow, for a one-hour series pitch that has landed at NBC with a script commitment plus penalty. The drama hails from Ventimiglia and Russ Cundiff’s DiVide Pictures and 20th Century Fox TV… Read

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    John Landis, Who Directed Aretha Franklin’s Only Two Movies, Remembers Her ‘Blues Brothers’ Turns

    By Mike Fleming Jr 3 hours ago

    EXCLUSIVE: Her signature songs have been part of dozens of movies going back to Coming Home and More American Graffiti, and she hand-picked Jennifer Hudson to play her in an MGM film biopic earlier this year. But Aretha Franklin has only acted on screen twice, and John Landis directed her both times in short bursts, in The Blues Brothers and its 2000 sequel. On the day Franklin died of pancreatic cancer at age 76, Landis took the time to share with Deadline his cherished… Read

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    U.S. Sues Operators Of Pirate Radio Station Broadcasting Alex Jones’ Show — Updated

    By Dawn C. Chmielewski 3 hours ago

    UPDATED to clarify that Alex Jones is not involved in the station. A pirate radio station in Texas that broadcast conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s show has dropped off the air amid an intensifying fight with the FCC. The Department of Justice filed suit against Walter and Rae Olenick, accusing them of operating an unlicensed radio station out of their Austin apartment complex since at least 2013. The FCC sent the couple multiple letters, warning of the dire consequences… Read

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    ‘One Day At A Time’: India de Beaufort & Alex Quijano To Recur In Season 3

    By Denise Petski 3 hours ago

    Veep alum India de Beaufort and Fresh Off The Boat’s Alex Quijano have joined the recurring cast for the upcoming third season of Netflix’s One Day At A Time. de Beaufort will play Avery, the new love interest of her real-life husband Todd Grinnell’s character Schneider in their first on-screen romance. Quijano takes over the role of Mateo, in a recasting. Mateo is a dad friend of Penelope's (Justina Machado) from school, who turns into something more. A reimagining of… Read

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    Stormy Daniels NOT In British ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, Reportedly Pulls Out At The Last Minute

    By Peter White 3 hours ago

    Donald Trump can breathe a sigh of relief: Stormy Daniels, the porn star he is alleged to have had an affair with, has not entered Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. Daniels was understood to have been the star turn in the latest season of the British reality series. However, despite reportedly flying to the UK and agreeing on a fee with the Viacom-owned broadcaster, Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, did not enter the Big Brother house. According to reports, Daniels… Read

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