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‘Unsolved’: Amirah Vann Set To Recur In USA’s Tupac Shakur Biggie Smalls Series

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Underground alumna Amirah Vann has landed a recurring role in USA Network’s Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. true-crime anthology series, from Universal Cable Productions. Written by Kyle Long, Unsolved chronicles the dual police investigations of Detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) and Detective Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) into the controversial murders of two of the rap industry's most legendary players, Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose) and The… »


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African American Film Critics All In With ‘Get Out’

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Jordan Peele’s Get Out was named the year’s Best Picture by the African American Film Critics Association, which gave the thriller a leading four wins overall in voting including directing and screenplay nods for Peele and best actor for Daniel Kaluuya. The group also voted Frances McDormand as Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, while awarding Girls Trip the year’s top comedy, Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit as Best Ensemble, and Crown Heights as best… »

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Alec Baldwin Eyes Broadway For Solo Trump Show, With Lorne Michaels’ Blessing

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If Tina Fey can do it, why not her 30 Rock co-star Alec Baldwin? And if their SNL commander-in-chief can honcho her Broadway show, why not his as well? Those were the questions raised Monday when Baldwin told Howard Stern he has Broadway in his sights for a solo show based on his Emmy-winning impersonation of President Donald Trump, with Lorne Michaels producing. Michaels is also producing Fey’s musical adaptation of Mean Girls, slated to arrive on Broadway in the… »

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Discovery Steps Into ‘The Interrogation Room’ For New Crime Series

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Exclusive: Discovery is looking to take a different angle when it comes to real-life criminal investigations. In their new series, The Interrogation Room, the viewer is placed right where the investigation begins: the titular interrogation room. The new series will premiere at 10 Pm Et/Pt, January 4, 2018. From home invasions to murders, The Interrogation Room will not only explore all facets of crime but will give viewers a look at the clever tactics used by detectives… »

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Disney And Fox Shares Edge Higher On Report Of Thursday Deal Announcement

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As Disney and Fox approach the altar, shares in both media companies are on the rise, with CNBC reporting that the mega-merger is “on a glide path” toward an announcement on Thursday. Fox up 1% to $34.11, with Disney gaining a fraction to $107.22. Media stocks overall are mixed as the Dow 30 has already gone up 104 points on the day, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 are largely flat. While the exact portfolio of assets changing hands remains unknown, it appears that the… »

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‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Bitten With Fall Finale Low Despite Shocker

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The much hyped unveiling of the coming death of a core character on the fall finale of The Walking Dead on Sunday was a rare true shocker. But it was not enough to stem the ratings bleeding the zombie apocalypse has suffered this season. Up a mere 2% from last week, the last Twd of 2017 and the Season 8 fall finale was the lowest-rated fall finale to date for thee AMC series. The monologue-heavy "How Its Gotta Be" episode revealed that Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) had… »

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SXSW Announces Lyor Cohen As Keynote, ‘This Is Us’, ‘The Chi’ Cast & Creators As Featured Speakers

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Next year’s South by Southwest Conference and Festival has added more notable names to their lineup of speakers. The annual confab has added Global Head of Music at YouTube and Google, Lyor Cohen as Music Keynote. SXSW will also include the cast of This Is Us as featured speakers as well as the cast of The Chi along with producers Common and Lena Waithe. The fest runs March 9-18, 2018. The fest has also added a number of featured speakers to their programming lineup… »

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‘Caught In Providence’ Court Show Picked Up By Fox Stations For Fall 2018

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Caught in Providence, a court show featuring social media phenom Judge Frank Caprio, has been picked up by the Fox Television Stations for a fall 2018 national launch. The first-run series, co-produced by Debmar-Mercury and Citylife Productions, will air on Fox O&Os in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Orlando, Minneapolis and Charlotte, Nc. Caprio's long-standing reputation on the bench as a kind and respectful… »

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Keaton Jones’ Mom On Confederate Flag: “We’re Not Racist”, She Tells Morning News Shows

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Kim Jones, the mother of Keaton Jones, appeared Tuesday on ABC News’ Good Morning America and CBS This Morning, to respond to the controversy sparked after social media revealed photos of Jones, and her children, including Keaton, posing with Confederate flags. "The only two photos on my entire planet that I am anywhere near a Confederate flag," she insisted in an interview on CBS This Morning, calling it "ironic" and "funny." Asked if the photos showed "racist intent"… »

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BritBox Steals March On Svod Rivals With ‘Vera’ Deal

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Exclusive: The competition between U.S. streaming services to acquire premium British dramas is heating up as BritBox, the streaming service set up by BBC Worldwide and ITV, poached the latest season of detective drama Vera away from rival Acorn TV. I hear BritBox has picked up the eighth season of ITV Studios' Brenda Blethyn-fronted mystery franchise and will launch it on January 7, day-and-date with its UK release. Various seasons of Vera have previously aired on… »

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Sen. Gillibrand Responds To Donald Trump’s Vulgar Tweet: “You Cannot Silence Me”

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“You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office,” Dem Sen. Kirsten Gilliband tweeted at President Donald Trump, minutes after he sexually harassed her on Twitter. Trump had tweeted this morning, that New York's Dem Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand used to come to his office "begging" for campaign contributions, adding she "would do anything for them.” Trump's vulgar… »

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Donald Trump Tweets Sen. Gillibrand Offered To “Do Anything” When “Begging” For Campaign Contributions

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President Donald Trump tweeted this morning that New York’s Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand used to come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions, adding she “would do anything for them.” Trump’s vulgar implication that Gillibrand offered to have sex with him in order to secure campaign contributions comes the morning after the senator had called for Trump to step down. Gillibrand told CNN she found to be “credible” the women who have claimed he sexually… »

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‘Happy!’ Premiere Scores Strong Ratings For Syfy

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The Wednesday, December 7 premiere of Syfy’s Happy! set a new benchmark for the network in Live+3 ratings. The debut episode starring Christopher Meloni and featuring the voice of Patton Oswalt was Syfy’s best series premiere since The Magicians in January 2016 across all key demos, according to the network and Nielsen. The premiere of the quirky series from Universal Cable Productions delivered 1.708 million viewers in total viewers and 779,000 adults 18-49. It also was… »

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eOne Strikes First-Look Deal With Emily Mortimer’s King Bee Productions

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Entertainment One (eOne) is continuing to back A-list television talent after striking a first-look deal with Emily Mortimer's production company King Bee Productions. The producer and distributor will act as the studio on all King Bee series, which includes a number of scripted shows in development with Amazon and TruTV. King Bee, which is run by The Newsroom star Mortimer and her husband Alessandro Nivola, was behind HBO and Sky comedy Doll & Em (pictured), which… »

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Film & TV Firms To Breathe Easier: European Parliament Votes Against ‘Country Of Origin’ Proposals

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European film and TV producers and distributors along with the major Hollywood studios will be breathing a sigh of relief after it emerged that the European Parliament voted to reject plans that would have likely abolished territory-by-territory sales of TV series and movies. Politicians in Strasbourg voted 344 to 265 against the European Commission's 'Country of Origin' proposals, a key plank of the EC's plans to introduce a Digital Single Market. The move would have… »

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BBC Backs Bansky Doc; Sundance London; BBC One Lines Up Saturday Night Format – Global Briefs

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Danny Boyle is teaming up with controversial artist Banksy for a Christmas special. The Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire director is fronting The Alternativity, an hour-long film for BBC Two, that will see him travel to Bethlehem to capture a festive performance of the nativity created by Banksy. The artist is putting on the event in the carpark of his The Walled Off hotel around the corner from Manger Square, Bethlehem – believed to be the birthplace of Christ… »

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‘Victoria’: Jenna Coleman To Return As ITV & PBS Bring Back Royal Drama

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Jenna Coleman's Victoria may have already ascended to the throne and married Prince Albert but ITV's royal drama shows no sign of slowing after the UK broadcaster ordered a third season of the big-budget series. The new season will follow the next chapter in the monarch's eventful life and will see Coleman and Tom Hughes, who plays Albert, both return. ITV-owned Mammoth Screen will produce the series for ITV and PBS' Masterpiece. It will follow a feature-length episode… »

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‘Twin Peaks’: Kyle MacLachlan Responds To Landing Golden Globe Nomination 26 Years After Winning For Original Series

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In 1991, Kyle MacLachlan won the Golden Globe for his role in David Lynch’s cult classic Twin Peaks. This year, history may repeat itself as MacLachlan is nominated for the same role that has become iconic since its inception. "I'm truly thrilled and humbled by the nomination this morning. What a surreal experience to be nominated today for a role that I was so lucky to win this award for 26 years ago,” said MacLachlan in his official statement regarding his Golden Globe… »

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Fareed Zakaria To Conan: Donald Trump Has Taken Over Media

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Fareed Zakaria visited Conan to talk about Donald Trump’s media domination. Conan noted New York Times‘ report that Trump treats each day of his presidency as if it were a television show. “Completely believable,” the CNN show host responded. “When have you seen a president who will say something like ‘I may have taped my conversations with Jim Comey – I’ll let you know in a few weeks!’ He’s literally teasing the next episode.” “He’s winning; he’s dominating the news… »

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Jimmy Kimmel And Billy Blast Congress For Holding Chip Hostage In Bid To Seal Billionaire Tax Cuts

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Jimmy Kimmel returned to his ABC late night show Monday night and showed off son Billy, after taking off the previous week following Billy’s latest heart surgery. “Look, he’s fine everybody!” Kimmel crowed. Kimmel thanked last week’s guest hosts and the doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital in La who treat children from all income levels, “whose health is especially threatened right now because of something you probably never heard of called Chip,” the Children’s… »

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