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‘Carnival Row’: Andrew Gower & Jamie Harris Set To Recur In Amazon’s Fantasy Drama Series

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Outlander‘s Andrew Gower and Jamie Harris (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) are set for recurring roles in Carnival Row, Amazon’s eight-episode straight-to-series fantasy drama, from Rene Echevarria, Travis Beacham, Paul McGuigan and Legendary Television. Carnival Row is described as a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant… »

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‘The Crown’ Season 2 Skewing Older, Affluent & Female For Netflix, Nielsen Says

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Two months after Nielsen announced that it will measure Netflix viewership, the company is out with some demographics about who is watching Season 2 of The Crown on their TV sets. The older-skewing drama’s sophomore run began streaming December 8. According to Nielsen’s Svod Content Ratings, The Crown averaged nearly 1.3 million total viewers and nearly 600,000 in the 18-49 demo. The total-viewer number jumped to 2.4 million for Episode 2. Nearly two thirds of The… »

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Disney-Fox Deal: 5,000 To 10,000 Jobs Will Likely Be Shed: Analyst

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On the day after Disney’s game-changing takeover of most of 21st Century Fox for $66B, including debt, the merger’s likely toll on the combined workforce is starting to become more clear. Rich Greenfield, an analyst with Btig who has long been a bee in Disney’s bonnet, believes at least 5,000 or as many as 10,000 jobs could be at stake. The analyst, who has damaged Disney stock before by highlighting subscriber losses at Espn, among other issues, issued a new report today… »

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‘Titans’: Alan Ritchson As Hawk & Minka Kelly As Dove In DC Superhero Series — First-Look Photo

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We’re getting the first look at Titans stars Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly suited up, respectively, as Hank Hall aka Hawk and Dawn Granger aka Dove. The suits were designed by designed by renowned costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, whose credits include Black Lightning, Iron Man and The Jungle Book, among others. You can see the images above and below. The DC live-action series from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV is slated… »

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‘Once Upon A Time’ Gets Midseason Return Date On ABC

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ABC continues to map out its midseason schedule. The network said today that its fantasy drama Once Upon a Time, whose Season 7 fall finale is tonight, will return with new episodes at 8 Pm March 2. Here’s what to expect from tonight’s episode, titled “The Eighth Witch,” written by Jane Espenson & Jerome Schwartz and directed by Ralph Hemecker: When Drizella threatens the realm with a dark curse, Henry and Ella take extreme actions to protect Lucy and the others; and… »

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Jimmy Kimmel Says Net Neutrality Repeal “Despicable”, Calls Ajit Pai A “Jackhole”

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Put the axing of net neutrality on Jimmy Kimmel’s naughty list, just below the defunding of affordable health care. Calling the FCC’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules “absolutely despicable,” Kimmel said on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live that the actions of the Ajit Pai-led FCC were in opposition to the wishes of 83 percent of Americans. “I just want to say thank you President Trump,” Kimmel said. “Thanks to you and this jackhole you appointed to run the FCC, big… »

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Peter Jackson Confirms Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino Claims Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Them From ‘Lotr’

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Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is speaking out about Harvey Weinstein and confirms the disgraced producer prevented actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from appearing in the Lotr trilogy. Both Judd and Sorvino went public with their claims that Weinstein sexually harassed them, and that they both were denied roles in Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films because of what the brothers (Harvey and Bob Weinstein) had said about them. Jackson had been in talks to… »

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Seth Meyers Takes Closer Look At Net Neutrality, Omarosa & “Bye Felicia”

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Seth Meyers took a Closer Look last night at net neutrality, Ajit Pai’s huge coffee mug, Steve Bannon’s disheveled appearance and, best of all, the White House departure of Omarosa Manigault Newman and the pundit reaction to said exit. On Omarosa’s insistence that she did not get her marching orders in the White House residence area but rather in the Situation Room, Meyers quipped, “I have a feeling any room Omarosa goes into becomes a Situation Room.” First, though, the L… »

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‘Galaga’ Animated Series To Get Full Interactive Experience

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Exclusive: In the spirit of the ongoing resurgence of retro-cool pop culture properties, the video game Galaga is being developed into an animated series. Not only that, but it is getting a fully immersive experience courtesy of a collaboration between the Nuttery Entertainment and the creative minds from Meow Wolf. The announcement of the adaptation of the Bandai Namco cult classic video game title Galaga Chronicles was first announced earlier this year at San Diego… »

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Apple Orders Ronald D. Moore Space Drama Series

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Exclusive: Ronald D. Moore is heading back to space. Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a space drama from the Battlestar Galactica developer. The untitled project hails from Sony Pictures Television and Moore's studio-based Tall Ship Productions. Created and written by Moore, along with Fargo co-executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, the untitled series  explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended. Tall Ship Prods… »


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Terry Crews Signs With UTA; Dropped Wme After Alleged Sexual Assault By Agent

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Almost a month and a half after dropping Wme like fourth-period French, Terry Crews has  chosen UTA to be his agency of record. The move to the Jeremy Zimmer-led crew  also follows the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star suing his former agency and its former head of its Motion Picture Group Adam Venit for sexual assault December 5. The nine-claim complaint details how Venit grabbed Crews' genitals at a party in February 2016. It also notes that despite an apology by Venit and Crews… »

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‘The Chi’: Showtime Offers Free Sampling Of Series Premiere

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Beginning today, Showtime is offering free sampling of the January 7 series premiere of its anticipated new drama series The Chi, created and executive produced by Lena Waithe (Master of None), and executive produced by Common (John Wick 2) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge). The premiere episode is available for free now on YouTube, Facebook and Sho.com, as well as across multiple television and streaming providers' devices, websites, applications and authenticated online… »

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Donald Trump Oddly Tells FBI Grads “90 Percent” Of Their Families Support Them

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President Donald Trump stuck mostly to his campaign-rally greatest hits while addressing an FBI Academy graduation today – murder is on the rise, MS13 gang members are savages, visa lotteries allow the “worst of the worst” to immigrate here – but he went seemingly off-script to make an odd reference to law enforcers and their families. "By the way, you are great people," Trump told the graduates. “I hope your families know that. I'd say 90 percent agree. The other 10… »

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Chinese Film & TV Industry Is A $86.3B Business — Chinese Report

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The Economic Contribution of Film and Television in China in 2016 report found that the film and television industry contributed a total of $86.3 billion (or 573 billion Yuan) to the Chinese economy in 2016. The overall economic contribution increased by $22 billion (or 177 billion yuan), a 25% surge since the research was last conducted in 2014. The sector supported a total of 4.1M jobs and generated a total tax contribution of $15.9 billion (or 105 billion Yuan). The… »

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Egypt-Based Aroma Studios & United Brothers Eye U.S. Market With Thriller Films Team-Up, Set First Project

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Thriller Films has sealed a multi-production deal with Cairo-based Aroma Studios and United Brothers Partnership who have an eye on cracking the American film and TV market. First up in the three-company pact is First List, an hourlong eight-episode drama series toplined by Aussie Martin Dingle Wall. Under the co-production deal, Thriller International will sell the finished project to a network and/or major digital platform. Shooting is already underway in Los… »

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Vice Media’s Andy Capper Leaves Youth-Focused Company

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Exclusive: Vice Media's Andy Capper, one of the longest serving producers at the youth-focused brand, has left the company. The reasons for Capper's departure from the company are not immediately clear. Capper has been at Vice Media since 2001; he co-founded the company's UK division, one of its key international outposts, along with Andrew Creighton and was involved in the business' early move into video, working on its first DVD series, funded by MTV, as well as its Heav… »

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‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Tumble To Season Low With Broncos’ Win

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Perhaps adding to the chorus of criticism against the near end of week game, the stakes were pretty low for last night's Thursday Night Football with neither the Denver Broncos nor the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs running this season. At least with their 25-13 win, the NFL team from the Mile High City snapped an eight-game losing streak on the road in Week 15 of the season. Not that many were interested, it seems – and we don't just mean all those empty seats in… »

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Matt Lauer’s Accuser’s Attorney Says NBC Hasn’t Done Enough To Protect His Client

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The attorney for the woman whose sexual misconduct allegations led to the termination of longtime Today show anchor Matt Lauer tells NBC News that the network has not done enough to protect his client. In an interview aired Friday on Today, attorney Ari Wilkenfeld said his client is “terrified” and lives “in constant fear that people are going to track her down and figure out who she is.” "She doesn’t want to be known. She feels terrified for herself, and she feels badly… »

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CBS Plans Elton John Grammy Tribute Concert For 2018

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CBS, the Recording Academy and Aeg Ehrlich Ventures will present Elton John: I'm Still Standing – A Grammy Salute at New York’s Theater at Madison Square Garden January 30 for broadcast later in 2018. The all-star tribute concert line-up will include Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, and Little Big Town, among others. John will also perform at the concert, playing a selection of hits from throughout his career. "Sir Elton John is an international music… »

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GLAAD Study Finds Unrelatable, Troubling Lgbtq Representation In Spanish Language Media

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GLAAD released their second annual report on Lgbtq representation in Spanish language media titled Still Invisible. The study looked at scripted programming of three broadcast networks and found that the needle hasn’t moved much since the first study and that the representation of many Lgbtq characters on the shows unvaried and unrelatable, which sends a message about the perception of the Lgbtq culture in Spanish-language cultures. Still Invisible looked Lgbtq… »

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