Steven Soderbergh Reveals 2 Versions Of HBO Project ‘Mosaic’
“Logan Lucky” races into cinemas today, with Steven Soderbergh firing on all cylinders for his hugely enjoyable heist comedy. But as always, the director is shifting gears for his next effort, the HBO project “Mosaic.” The project, which has been kept under wraps for quite some time, stars Garrett Hedlund and Sharon Stone, with Ed Solomon (“Men in Black,” “Charlie’s Angels“) writing the script for the story that will allow users to pursue different narrative paths, utilizing a new state-of-the-art app.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Bruce Forsyth, Legendary British Entertainer, Dies at 89
A statement from Wilson said: “It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.”
The popular variety entertainer, who was a mainstay of British television from the 1970s onwards, made his television debut at age 14 singing and dancing on a talent show. He became a household name in the U.K. in the late 1950s after being invited to take over from comedian Tommy Trinder as host of television variety show “Sunday Night at the London Palladium” in 1958.
In the 1970s he proved popular as a gameshow host, fronting the long-running “The Generation Game” for the BBC before moving to rival broadcaster ITV to host another long-running gameshow, “Play »
- Robert Mitchell
Malcolm-Jamal Warner to Guest Star on Showtime Comedy ‘White Famous’ (Exclusive)
A “Cosby Show” alum is moving on to Showtime. Malcolm-Jamal Warner will guest star on the upcoming comedy “White Famous,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. The new show stars “Saturday Night Live” alum Jay Pharoah as a rising comedian. Warner will be playing Nelson Youngblood, an icon in the African-American community and a moral compass. Also Read: Wrong Black Guy: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Addressed as Malcolm-Jamal Warner at TCA Warner has been making the rounds in Hollywood over the past few years with major roles in “American Crime Story” and the upcoming series “Ten Days in the Valley” on ABC. He also had a recurring. »
- Carli Velocci
Gotham Casts New Villain and Friend for Bruce
Benedict is set to play Cherry, the owner of a fight club in The Narrows a.k.a Gotham's most dangerous neighborhood. This fight club will
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- Lindsay Macdonald
Stephen King Has Confidence in JJ Abrams for Castle Rock
There is no questioning the fact that Stephen King is one of the most prolific authors of our time, having written countless masterpieces over the years. If you doubt the validity of the aforementioned statement, just take a moment to allow your memory to remind you of how many of King’s books have been adapted for the big screen and become classics. Start with films like Pet Cemetary, The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, and Misery for starters. There are some Stephen King fans that have not been happy with the way Hollywood has translated his novels into film, but nevertheless,
- Rick Wallace
BBC Acquires ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ for the U.K.
The BBC has acquired FX’s anthology series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” for the U.K. The second season of “American Crime Story” will air on BBC Two in 2018.
The channel also aired the show’s award-winning first season, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which was widely acclaimed by British critics. The follow-up, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” follows the events surrounding the death of the legendary fashion designer in the summer of 1997. Edgar Ramirez stars as Versace, with Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz (pictured) playing Donatella Versace, Darren Criss as serial killer Andrew Cunanan and Ricky Martin as Versace’s partner, Antonio D’Amico.
“With ‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson,’ the brilliant Ryan Murphy and his team crafted a unique and utterly compelling television event which managed to get the nation talking once more about one of the biggest cases in history,” said Sue Deeks, head »
- Robert Mitchell
Honey, RuPaul’s Drag Race Contestants Trixie Mattel and Katya Are Getting Their Own Viceland Show, Honey
On the shimmering stiletto heels of RuPaul’s Drag Race scoring eight Emmy nominations comes the news that two of Drag Race’s most beloved contestants are getting their own show. Drag isn’t so niche anymore. Viceland — interestingly, not Logo — has announced plans for a “hilarious hybrid of late-night, daytime, and advice shows” hosted by Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova, who both appeared on season seven of the show (Katya also went on to appear in All-Stars). »
- Jackson McHenry
A Porn Site Offers to Give Sense8 a Third Season, With the Climax It Deserves
Netflix canceled its globe-trotting, LGBTQ-friendly, very sexy drama Sense8 earlier this year, then apologized, then promised to wrap things up with a two-hour special. But according to the people who run the porn website xHamster, things don’t have to climax and finish so quickly. The site reached out to creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski with an offer to produce a third season of Sense8. »
- Jackson McHenry
BBC Commissions New Drama Series From ‘Wolf Hall’ Writer, ‘Victoria’ Producer
The BBC has commissioned two new eight-part drama series for its flagship channel BBC One, the pubcaster announced Friday.
“The Three,” based on a trilogy of novels by Sarah Lotz and described as an international conspiracy thriller with a supernatural edge, has been adapted by Peter Straughan. Straughan won a BAFTA and was Oscar-nominated for his screenplay for the 2011 adaptation of John Le Carre’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” and was Emmy-nominated for 2015’s “Wolf Hall.”
Executive produced by Kate Sinclair and George Faber of The Forge, “The Three” sees a crash investigator with the NTSB in Washington under pressure to find out what caused four plane crashes in four different countries all on the same day. At the center of the mystery are three children who each miraculously survived one of the crashes while rumors circulate of a fourth child survivor.
Straughan said the story “looks at how fear and paranoia can affect society on a global level, while interrogating the effects of trauma on ordinary lives.” »
- Robert Mitchell
‘Game of Thrones': Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Teases Final Season Filming Start Date
The cast of “Game of Thrones” is set to start filming the final season of the hit HBO series in October, according to actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. “You get the scripts a month before we start shooting, or six weeks, and then you know what’s going to happen that season,” the actor who plays Jaime Lannister told Collider. “But, I don’t know what’s going to happen next season. We go back in October, so maybe in the next few weeks, we’ll get the scripts and I’ll find out. I’m very curious.” According to the publication, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Why 90 Day Fiance Is Really Bad for Television
The title of 90 Day Fiance refers to the K-1 visa, which is a 90-day visa that is issued to the non-American fiances of Americans. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that said reality TV show is focused on such relationships, which face a wide range of challenges that include but are not limited to cultural barriers, language barriers, and the inherent tensions in a relationship maintained over both vast distances and vast differences. However, while the first season seemed to have chosen couples with a real chance of success, the subsequent seasons have been
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- Nat Berman
Five Reasons We Have Sympathy for Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner is now the star of her own reality show. The 19 year old appears to have the world on a string. She has beauty, wealth, a lucrative business, fame and so much more coming that it’s hard to feel sorry for her. Still, there are times when we can’t help but feel a little empathy for the young girl who has had a bumpy life, despite the material things that surround her. Here are five reasons that we do feel sympathy for her on occasion. 1. She feels like an outcast Even rich girls feel bad sometimes. She
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- Dana Hanson-Firestone
Steve Bannon On Exit: “I’ve Got My Hands Back On My Weapons”
Steve Bannon, the lightning rod strategic adviser to President Donald Trump who either was dismissed from his White House post earlier today or exited on his own, has spoken out in an interview with the conservative-leaning The Weekly Standard. In an exit interview of sorts that certainly will serve as a blueprint of what to expect now that he is back as executive chairman of Breitbart News, Bannon said he’d continue to “focus on going after the establishment” but that… »
Hulk Saves Sao Paulo in Fun Brazilian Car Commercial
Who doesn’t love to see their favorite super hero in action? Renault has the right idea with their latest commercial featuring “The Hulk.” Avengers fans are ecstatic about the latest advertisement that shows the big green man saving the world. As commercials go, this is by far one of the most quaint and entertaining. The brilliance and forethought that went into the making of this short clip makes is okay to break through our favorite broadcasts just for the sheer novelty and entertainment. What makes this commercial work The new commercial has a lot to offer viewers. It is highly
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- Dana Hanson-Firestone
Univision CEO Blasts ‘Abject Failure’ to Denounce White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis
Randy Falco, CEO of Univision Communications, is the latest corporate leader to call for a forceful condemnation of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in the wake of last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va.
Falco sent a memo to staffers at the Spanish-language media giant pledging to speak out against attacks on immigrants, the Lgbt community, the media and those who “espouse racist and hateful views.”
Falco’s statement follows on the heels of similar statements from Apple CEO Tim Cook, 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and other CEOs in the wake of President Donald Trump’s conflicting statements about the Charlottesville rally of white supremacists, which left a 32-year-old counter-protester dead on Saturday.
Falco tangled with Trump during the presidential campaign after the then-candidate asserted that many Mexican immigrants were “rapists” and criminals. Univision severed ties with Trump’s Miss Universe beauty pageant franchise in 2015, just months after signing a multi-year pact to carry the events »
- Cynthia Littleton
FX Acquires ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Logan’, ‘Girls Trip’, ‘Despicable Me 3’, ‘War For The Planet of the Apes’ & More Movies
FX continues to stock up on big movie titles as theatrical films more and more deliver stronger ratings for basic cable networks than off-network series, making them a good investment. FX, which was an early adopter of the strategy, has picked up another 17 2017 movies over the past seven months from Fox, Universal and Sony. They include most of the biggest grossers of the year to date outside of the Marvel and some other Disney titles that are locked into existing TV… »
Five Celebrities Who Are Big Supporters of the NRA
The National Rifle Association (NRA) was established in 1871 by General George Wingate and Colonel William C. Church, two Union veterans. The purpose was to promote and encourage rifle shooting. The first president of the NRA was General Ambrose Burnside. New York State gave them financial support to develop a practice ground and Creedmore, a rifle range, opened on Long Island in 1983. Due to political opposition, the NRA moved to New Jersey in 1892 and the association began to grow in numbers. During World War II, the NRA helped Britain to arm themselves to prepare for a German invasion.
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- Nat Berman
Empire: What's Up With Demi Moore's Character?
There are lots of questions heading into Season 4 of Empire.
Will Lucious (Terrence Howard) remember anything after his amnesia? How will the Lyons take advantage of this new Lucious... or will they embrace the kinder, gentler man? Will anything surpass the body-bumping masterpiece of "Drip Drop"?
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- Tim Surette
‘Westworld’s Thandie Newton On HBO’s Series Strengths, Season 2 & Freedom — Emmys
"Nothing's ever taken for granted on this show let me tell you," says Thandie Newton from the Season 2 set of Westworld. Certainly, with a drama topping 22 Emmy nominations this year, the much watched and much discussed HBO series based on Michael Crichton's 1973 movie has emerged as the premium cabler's new blockbuster in more ways than one. For the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama nominee, the Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan showrun series drills into deep notions of… »
The Horror Movie Jump Scare Actually Has a History
You may be asking what is the jump scare? It happens when you’re watching a horror movie and you know that it’s coming…something is going to jump out or make a terrible noise that will scare you so badly that you jump out of your seat. Some props to watch for are beds, closets, mirrors, creepy paintings or dark hallways. Some of the best filmmakers know how to use mood, tone and environment to set the stage for scenes that stick with you for years to come. Here are some examples from modern horror movies. “Annabelle: Creation” This film is
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- Dana Hanson-Firestone
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