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Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey Joins Scream

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Well that didnt take long, at all.

Mere hours after Teen Wolf wrapped its run, it was announced that Tyler Posey is staying close to the MTV family, boarding the cast of Scream Season 3.

The horror drama’s brand-new chapter follows Dion (played by Rj Cyler), a football player who on track to score a college scholarship… until a masked killer uses his darkest secrets against him, turning his life upside down and making him question his own sanity.

Per THR. »


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‘Star Trek: Discovery': 5 of Your Biggest Questions Answered

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Major spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery’s” first two episodes. “Star Trek: Discovery” always had a lot to live up to. It’s the first new “Star Trek” TV show in over a decade, so it has to be both a new take on the franchise and a tribute to the original series. There’s over 50 years of canonical history to pick and choose from, but how do you do it without outright copying a previous installment, especially when the J.J. Abrams films have been just that? As the flagship product for CBS All Access, the network’s new streaming service, »


- Carli Velocci

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Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino Ink Overall Deal at Amazon Studios

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Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino have signed a multi-year overall deal with Amazon Studios, the streamer announced Monday.

The husband and wife team currently serve as executive producers on the Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which is written and directed by Sherman-Palladino. The series was picked up for two seasons in April, the first multi-season order for a new series in Amazon’s history. It follows a 1950’s New York housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) who discovers a talent for stand up comedy. The pilot became available on Amazon Prime in March.

“Amy and Dan are brilliant,” said Joe Lewis, head of comedy, Drama and VR for Amazon Studios. “Everything they create has such an incredible vision behind it. On top of that, they’re wonderfully funny and smart people. Also, Amy has the best hats in show business. We’re excited about the next two seasons of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ with them and, with »


- Joe Otterson

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Casey Affleck's Sea Change Media Signs First-Look Deal With Amazon

8 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Casey Affleck's production company Sea Change Media has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Amazon Studios.

The two-year deal, covering both film and television projects, repairs Affleck with Amazon, after he won the best actor Oscar for Manchester by the Sea, which Amazon nabbed out of the Sundance Film Festival. Whitaker Lader, a Sundance Institute alum, serves as head of production and development of Sea Change, which looks to develop bold, authentic, smart content, shining a light on underrepresented voices and stories, and operating with a philosophy of inclusivity and collaboration.

"This deal with Casey exemplifies our focus in expanding Amazon Studios’ relationships »


- Ashley Lee

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Jan Triska, Star of ‘Ronin’ and ‘Ragtime,’ Dies at 80 After Fall From Bridge in Czech Republic

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Jan Triska, a Czech actor who starred in such Hollywood movies as “Ronin” and “Ragtime,” has died after a fall on Saturday from Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80 years old. According to the Associated Press, Prague theater director Jan Hrusinsky confirmed the death on Monday. The actor died in Prague’s military hospital overnight from his injuries after Saturday’s fall. The circumstances of the fall are still unclear. Triska moved to the United States in 1977 after he signed a human rights manifesto against Czechoslovakia’s then-Communist government, according to The Guardian. He had been inspired by his close friend, »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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'It' Sequel Gets September 2019 Release Date

21 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Pennywise the Dance Clown is getting ready to terrorize audiences all over again.

New Line and Warner Bros. announced Monday that a sequel to horror blockbuster It will hit theaters on Sept. 6, 2019.

Since its debut earlier this month, It has shattered numerous records, including becoming the top-grossing horror film of all time, not adjusting for inflation. The Exorcist, released in 1973, made $233 million in North America and $441.3 million worldwide, but the domestic portion swells to $917.5 million when adjusting for inflation.

It has earned $266.1 million domestically to date and $478.1 million globally. The R-rated pic »


- Pamela McClintock

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Transparent Recap: This Is Caring

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Ali and Maura are off to Israel. »

- Kathryn VanArendonk

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PBS to Air Ron Howard’s ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’

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PBS announced the U.S. broadcast premiere of “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years,” director Ron Howard’s documentary about the early life and times of The Beatles. The Emmy and Grammy Award-winning film premieres Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Et, followed by an encore broadcast of “Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution,” directed by Francis Hanly, at 10:30 p.m. Et.

“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years” highlights the band’s key moments from 1962-1966, the period that solidified The Beatles’ status as an international phenomenon. In the documentary, Howard explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr created The Beatles and developed to the point of Beatlemania, a term that describes the band’s passionate fan base and marks a significant increase in the globalization of culture.

The film includes rare and never-before-seen archival footage of concerts and interviews, as well as new interviews with McCartney, Starr »


- Taryn Nobil

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Shirley MacLaine Joins Anna Kendrick in Disney's Female Santa Claus Movie

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Shirley MacLaine has joined Disney's female Santa Claus movie Nicole, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Anna Kendrick is starring the holiday-themed family film, with Bill Hader and Billy Eichner also among the cast. Miss Congeniality screenwriter Marc Lawrence is directing from his script. Suzanne Todd is producing, and Louie Provost is overseeing the project for Disney. The film is scheduled for release on Nov. 8, 2019.

Nicole centers on Santa’s daughter who is forced to take over the family business after her father retires and her brother gets cold feet about his first Christmas Eve flight. MacLaine will play Elf Polly, the »


- Ashley Lee

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ scores predictions: How will female celebs Lindsey Stirling, Vanessa Lachey and more do?

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Last week proved to be a bit of a mixed bag for the female celebrities on “Dancing with the Stars.” Violinist Lindsey Stirling tied for first place in the judges’ scores with Jordan Fisher, while former “Trl” host Vanessa Lachey, Paralympian Victoria Arlen and WWE star Nikki Bella proved that they are also ones to […] »


- Cordell Martin

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CBS Names Yelena Chak Head of Drama Development

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CBS Entertainment has named Yelena Chak its head of drama development. “I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Yelena in action for the last three months, and it quickly became clear that she is the right person for the job,” Thom Sherman, senior executive vice president of Programming, said. “She has excellent relationships in the community, as evidenced by the overwhelming number of calls I’ve received singing her praises not only as a great executive, but a great person. I’m excited to watch her thrive in this expanded role.” Below is the full press release, more to come: Yelena Chak has been named. »


- Tony Maglio

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Victoria & Abdul Bears a Passing Resemblance to a Good Movie — But Judi Dench Is Wonderful

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Stephen Frears’ touch has gotten heavier and more dodderingly tasteful, but Judi Dench has held onto her magic. »


- David Edelstein

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Premiere Delivers Men for CBS and Subscriber Prospects for CBS All Access

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Star Trek: Discovery” got off to a solid start for CBS on Sunday night with a multi-pronged assignment.

For CBS, the premiere of the much-anticipated addition to the “Star Trek” canon delivered a respectable crowd of 9.6 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic.

For CBS All Access, the dawn of a new day for “Star Trek” broke the Svod service’s single-day record for new subscriber sign-ups, besting the mark set earlier this year by the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards telecast.

CBS would not disclose the total number of new subscribers but said that the past week also marked a record for new sign-ups, and not surprisingly the month of September is pacing to be a record. The real test for CBS Corp. is how many of those free-trial subscribers convert to paying customers down the road after the gratis month ends. Those numbers should be evident by early next year when the Eye reports »


- Cynthia Littleton

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Shirley MacLaine Joins Anna Kendrick in Female Santa Claus Movie ‘Nicole’ (Exclusive)

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Shirley MacLaine has signed on to join Anna Kendrick in Disney’s female Santa Claus film “Nicole,” sources tell Variety.

Bill Hader and Billy Eichner are also on board. “Miss Congeniality” scribe Marc Lawrence is directing and writing the script.

The movie revolves around Santa’s daughter, presumably the titular Nicole, who is forced to take over the family business when her father retires and brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight. MacLaine will play Elf Polly who was Nicole’s nanny and helped raise her all of her life.

Suzanne Todd is producing, while Louie Provost is overseeing the project for Disney. Production is expected to start sometime this fall. The film hits theaters on Nov. 8, 2019.

While this movie is not related to Disney’s “The Santa Clause” trilogy starring Tim Allen, the studio seems to be in the Kris Kringle business, as »


- Justin Kroll

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‘Counting On': Joy-Anna Duggar’s Fiance Admits Their Roof Could ‘Collapse’ (Exclusive Video)

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Joy-Anna Duggar and fiancé Austin Forsyth may not have a roof above their heads by the time their wedding rolls around, as seen in Monday’s “Counting On.” An exclusive sneak peek at the TLC unscripted series shows Forsyth attempting to complete the major construction job on the fixer-upper that the soon-to-be-wed couple hopes to move into in less than 30 days. “It hasn’t really hit me yet that we’re getting married in less than a month,” Forsyth tells the camera. “It’s just really exciting. I think it drives me to want to work harder, too, thinking that this is our house, »


- Ryan Gajewski

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San Sebastián: Brillante Mendoza Produces Daniel Palacio Debut ‘Underground’

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San Sebastian — Brillante Mendoza, Cannes’ 2009 best director for “Kinatay,” will be premiering a new film at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival –  only this time he will be acting as executive producer. The Philippines most respected filmmaker, Mendoza and his company Center Stage Productions, are backing first-time feature director Daniel R. Palacio’s drama, “Underground.”

In the Philippines, cemeteries are built above-ground, where the graves are stacked on top of each other which form walls that create a labyrinth-like effect. Within those grim walls, the countries homeless often co-habit alongside their deceased counterparts inside unvisited mausoleums. It is in just such a setting that Palacio first was inspired to write the script for “Underground.”

The film starts as a family drama, then quickly turns into a heist movie, all the while making religious and political commentary. The film focuses on a family of three, father Bangis, Mother Barbie and sickly daughter Ningning, who »


- Jamie Lang

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CBS Promotes Yelena Chak to Head Drama Development

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CBS has named Yelena Chak the network’s new drama-development head. She will report to Thom Sherman, senior executive VP of programming for CBS Entertainment.

As senior VP of drama development, Chak takes over for Christina Davis, who elected not to return to the network in July following her maternity leave.

“I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Yelena in action for the last three months, and it quickly became clear that she is the right person for the job,” Sherman said. “She has excellent relationships in the community, as evidenced by the overwhelming number of calls I’ve received singing her praises not only as a great executive, but a great person. I’m excited to watch her thrive in this expanded role.”

Chak joined CBS in 2007 as director, drama series, and was promoted to VP in 2009. Among the series she helped develop are “Scorpion,” “Madam Secretary,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Blue »


- Daniel Holloway

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Channing Tatum films: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best include ‘Magic Mike,’ ’21 Jump Street,’ ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Logan Lucky’

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With this weekend’s excellent box office for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” one is struck by the varied career of Channing Tatum, an ensemble member of Matthew Vaughn‘s all-star cast. In a relatively short period of time, he has taken on comedies, dramas, action-adventure movies, and even proven himself as a fine song-and-dance man. Our new […] »


- Chris Beachum

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‘Supergirl’ Casts Saturn Girl for Season 3

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Saturn Girl is headed to National City for “Supergirl” Season 3.

Amy Jackson will play the latest hero headed to Earth. The role marks the U.S. debut of the Bollywood actress, who started her career as a model. This won’t be the first time Saturn Girl has appeared in a live-action DC series. Alexz Johnson played the character during the eighth season of “Smallville.”

Saturn Girl, a.k.a. Imra Ardeen, is a kind, strong-willed hero who uses her telekinetic powers to help those in need. She was born on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, and arrives on Earth just in time to help Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) face one of her biggest threats.

The hero’s first appearance in a DC comic was in 1958’s “Adventure Comics” #247. In the comics, Saturn Girl is one of the founding members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th and 31st centuries. She »


- Jacob Bryant

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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar

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Just as Oscar voters rewarded Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and many others for roles that demanded body-shifting training or weight change, they also lean into performers who limit their mobility or twist themselves under duress. Perhaps the most infamous example is Daniel Day Lewis’s shoot-long stint in a wheelchair as cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown in “My Left Foot,” which earned Lewis his first Oscar and cost him two broken ribs.

Eddie Redmayne could barely articulate his dialogue as Als survivor Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” and took home the 2015 Oscar. Mental hardship counts, too: Tom Hanks won as a mentally disabled hero in “Forrest Gump” and Julianne Moore won as an early-onset Alzheimer’s victim in “Still Alice.”

Now, joining a rather weak Best Actor field so far, here’s Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, the 2013 Boston marathon survivor »


- Anne Thompson

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