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‘Empire’ Ep On Tonight’s Fiery Finale, Next Season’s Reset & Not Mentioning Trump

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Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight's Empire Season 3 finale on Fox.  "Empire is all about conflict, the unexpected and high drama," executive producer Ilene Chaiken says of tonight's explosive Season 3 finale. Based on the episode, certainly no one can ever accuse Empire of going out on a whimper when there is a bang available, and that's what Fox’s hip hop drama created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong ended on — literally and figuratively. After a… »

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Baz Luhrmann Reflects On ‘The Get Down’ Cancellation: “I’ll See You On the Other-Side”

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Shortly after we broke the news of The Get Down not getting a second season by Netflix, the series creator/executive producer Baz Luhrmann posted a long letter to fans on Facebook about the show’s cancellation. In it, he indicated that him not being able to continue full-time on the Sony TV-produced show in Season 2 was a deal-breaker for a renewal. “When I was asked to come to the center of The Get Down to help realize it, I had to defer a film directing commitment for… »

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Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’ Canceled By Netflix After One Season

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Exclusive: I’ve learned that Netflix has opted not to proceed with a second season of Baz Luhrmann's ambitious musical drama The Get Down. The decision comes after the second six-episode part of Season 1 was released last month. It is a rare Netflix original series not to get a second season. The hip-hop-themed drama, set in the South Bronx section of New York City in the late 1970s, was among Netflix’s most expensive shows, with the 12-episode first season costing about… »

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Fox’s ‘Star’ Ups Miss Lawrence To Series Regular For Season 2

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We’ll be seeing more of Miss Lawrence on Season 2 of Fox’s hit music drama series Star. After heavily recurring in Season 1 as breakout character Miss Bruce, Miss Lawrence has been promoted to series regular for the second season. Co-created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, Star follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business. Miss Lawrence joins series stars… »

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‘Queen Sugar’ Creator Ava DuVernay On Finding A Place To Breathe – The Contenders Emmys Video

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"We're trying to do something different with this and I need a place where I can breathe and do that," Ava DuVernay said of the family drama Queen Sugar, and why Own was the best place for the series toplined by Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe and Rutina Wesley. "We need a place where we can have black people in the South, where the matriarch of the family is a waitress and one of the three major characters is a formerly incarcerated man," the Oscar-nominated director… »

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Jerry Perenchio Dies: Hollywood Dealmaker & Former Univision CEO Was 86

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Updated with statements from Alan Horn and Norman Lear: Jerry Perenchio, billionaire Hollywood mogul, former Univision Chairman and CEO and ex-business partner of Norman Lear, died Tuesday after a five-month battle with lung cancer, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 86. Perenchio began his decades-long career as a talent agent whose firm repped such stars as Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and Henry Mancini. As promoter in the 1970s, he was behind the historic… »

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WGA Ratifies New Film & TV Contract

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Ratification of the new three-year WGA film and TV contract has been overwhelmingly — almost unanimously — approved by members of the WGA East and West, bringing to a close Hollywood's most contentious contract struggle in a decade. Of the 3,647 valid votes cast there were 3,617 "yes" votes (99.2%) and 30 "no" votes (.8%). There were 9,441 eligible voters. The term of the agreement is from May 2, 2017 through May 1, 2020. "Our success in these negotiations was due to a… »

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Advertisers Exit Sean Hannity Fnc Show As He Continues Peddling Seth Rich Murder Story On Other Platforms

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Several advertisers have pulled advertising from Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel primetime show as he continues to push a conspiracy theory surrounding the death of a DNC staffer, though not on Fnc for now. “Cars.com’s media buy strategies are designed to reach as many consumers as possible across a wide spectrum of media channels,” the company said in a statement. “The fact that we advertise on a particular program doesn’t mean that we agree or disagree, or support or… »

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‘Cleopatra’ TV Series In the Works At Amazon From ‘Black Sails’ Team

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Amazon Studios has put in development Cleopatra, a drama series about the famous Egyptian queen, I have learned. The project hails from the Black Sails trio of co-creators/executive producers Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and executive producer Dan Shotz. Written by Levine, Cleopatra is described as a revisionist take on one of history's most misunderstood women, The Godfather in Ancient Egypt. After nearly losing her life in a bloody coup, Cleopatra must use… »

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‘Supernatural’: Mark Sheppard Won’t Return As Regular In Season 13

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Not a surprise, but it’s official. Mark Sheppard, who recurred since 2009 before being promoted to series regular in Season 10 on the CW’s Supernatural, won’t be returning as a regular for Season 13. Sheppard’s character Crowley was one of many who died in the finale, sacrificing his own life to seal the rift between worlds. His official departure was made fairly clear in Sheppard’s Tuesday night Instagram post in which he wrote "So to all my #spnfamily everywhere… my… »

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‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy Teases Billie Lourd’s Role In Season 7

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Ryan Murphy has dropped his latest tease for American Horror Story Season 7. This time it focuses on new cast member Billie Lourd. “Winter is coming,” Murphy writes in an Instagram post. “Can’t wait for everybody to see what the incredible Billie Lourd does this season on Ahs.” This follows Murphy’s previous cryptic clues, the first, a sketched image captioned "American Horror Story Season 7" tease, with what looks like a cross between a demonic-looking Twisty the Clown… »

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‘Shots Fired’ Creators & Sanaa Lathan On How The Ferguson Riots Led To Fox Series – The Contenders Emmys Video

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It was the Ferguson riots and the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial that inspired co-creators/executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood to heed the call of the Fox network and Imagine Entertainment in doing the 10-part series Shots Fired, which is just about as timely and urgent as weekly network TV can get. Appearing at the DGA theater packed with TV Academy voters at Deadline’s annual The Contenders Emmys last month, the married… »

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‘Queen Sugar’: Sharon Lawrence, Alimi Ballard, Margot Bingham Set To Recur In Season 2

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Emmy nominee Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Grey's Anatomy, Shameless), Alimi Ballard (The Catch, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) and Margot Bingham (Boardwalk Empire) are set for recurring roles on the second season of Own’s praised drama series Queen Sugar. In addition, Julie Dash joins Season 2 as part of an all-female directorial team handpicked by creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay. In Season 2, Bordelon siblings Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner)… »

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‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’ Guests Unveiled

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For the tenth consecutive year ,in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC presents Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night. This year’s lineup of guests includes Kevin Hart, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Jamie Foxx and Billy Crystal with special appearances by Snoop Dogg and Karl Malone. Viewers can also expect to see an all new addition of "Mean Tweets: NBA Edition" as well as a three-point challenge featuring the celebrity guests. These special edition… »

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‘Party Boat’: Brett Davern, Katie Leclerc To Star In Crackle Original Movie

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Brett Davern (Awkward, Chosen) and Katie Leclerc (Switched at Birth, Confess) are set to star in Party Boat, Sony-owned Crackle’s new original movie, which began production earlier this month outside Atlanta. Davern stars as Max, a fun-loving if irresponsible party animal, dedicated to bringing the fun by whatever means necessary and Leclerc is Kiley, Max's best friend who is unaware that he's been in love with her since middle school. Written by husband and wife team… »

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Isabella Rossellini Talks Movies, Makeup & How Brando’s ‘Godfather’ Inspired Her ‘Shut Eye’ Role – The Actor’s Side

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While on my way to the Cannes Film Festival (where I still am as I write this), I stopped off in New York City to get the temperature on a number of Tony-nominated Broadway shows and also to shoot a couple of episodes of The Actor’s Side — including this one with the ever-talented and versatile Isabella Rossellini. She currently stars in Hulu’s new drama series Shut Eye, in which she plays the matriarch of a family involved in the world of fake fortune telling, among… »

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‘The Voice’ Tops ‘Dancing With the Stars’ As Both Eye Finale Lows

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The season finales of NBC’s The Voice (9.07 million viewers, 1.9 adults 18-49 rating in Live+Same Day) and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars (8.84 million viewers, 1.3 in 18-49 from 8:30 Pm-11 Pm) were the most-watched and highest-rated programs Tuesday night, but both reality veterans are poised to register their lowest-rated finales ever among adults 18-49. It has been a trend this spring, with linear/Live+Sd finale ratings eroding year-to-year. The CW’s flagship drama The Fl… »

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Trailer: First Extended Look At Season 7

19 hours ago

“Enemies to the East. Enemies to the West. Enemies to the South. Enemies to the North. Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it.” HBO has dropped the official trailer for the highly anticipated Season 7 of Game of Thrones. The trailer follows by a day the release of new key art for Season 7, the corpse-raising Night King. First seen in a vision of Bran Stark's (Isaac Hempstead Wright) in Season 4 of the David Benioff and D.B. Weiss executive produced series and… »

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Freeform Hires Tricia Melton As Svp Marketing

19 hours ago

Veteran marketer Tricia Melton has joined Freeform as Svp Marketing. She will lead the creative marketing vision for the network and spearhead the strategic execution of marketing activities across linear and digital platforms. Melton also will oversee on- and off-air marketing in addition to integrated marketing, audience development, franchise and brand management and promotional partnerships. She replaces Nigel Cox-Hagen, former Svp Marketing, Creative and Branding, who… »

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Diane Keaton’s AFI Life Achievement Tribute Sets TNT Airdate, Cinematographer Also To Be Feted

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Updated, May 24, 9:32 Am: Ellen DeGeneres, Morgan Freeman, Steve Martin, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon will help honor the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Diane Keaton at the gala tribute on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. In addition, cinematographer Frederick Elmes who has worked with everyone from David Lynch to Ang Lee, will be presented with the 27th annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. The AFI Life Achievement Award… »

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