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‘Vida’s Chelsea Rendon Signs With The Green Room

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Actress Chelsea Rendon, who serves as a series regular on Starz’s lauded Latinx drama series <i>Vida</i>, is joining The Green Room for …

Hollywood

Channel 4’s Head Of Drama Beth Willis Exits & Joins ‘National Treasure’ Producer The Forge

Channel 4 is looking for a new drama chief after Beth Willis joined British production company The Forge.<p>Willis is to become a partner at the …

Faber

‘Roseanne’ Spin-Off ‘The Conners’ Set To Face Similar International Challenges As Its Reboot Predecessor

<i>The Conners</i> are heading back to ABC, minus Roseanne Barr, but the ten-episode spin-off is set to face the same international challenges that its …

Canada

Kanye West Attempts To Explain Slavery “Choice” Comments And Trump’s “Dragon Energy”

Kanye West attempts to clarify his recent controversial about slavery and Donald Trump – <i>attempts</i> being the operative word here – in a lengthy <i>New York</i> …

Donald Trump

‘Making A Murderer’ Subject Denied U.S. Supreme Court Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the case of HBO’s <i>Making a Murderer</i> subject Brendan Dassey. No explanation was given for the …

Crime

Marrakech Film Fest Returns With Berlin Exec Christoph Terhechte As Artistic Director

The Marrakech International Film Festival, a popular event among Hollywood A-listers and international industry, has appointed Christoph Terhechte as …

Film Festivals

Michele Perez Exner Joins CBS News As Communications Director D.C. Bureau, ‘Face the Nation’

CBS News has named Michele Perez Exner to be communications director for its Washington D.C. bureau and Sunday Beltway show <i>Face the Nation.</i><p>Prior to …

University of Maryland

Gray Acquiring Raycom For $3.65B, Forming No. 3 Local TV Group

Gray Television is buying Raycom Media for $3.65 billion in cash and stock, creating the third-largest owner of local TV stations in the …

Sinclair Broadcast Group

‘Murder Mystery’: Gemma Arterton, Dany Boon Join Sandler/Aniston Netflix Pic

Netflix’s Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston whodunit, <i>Murder Mystery</i>, has rounded out cast as production starts in Montréal. Joining the <i>Just Go With It</i> …

Entertainment

‘Truth Or Dare’ Crosses $90M WW, Tops Blumhouse Cousins ‘Purge’ & ‘Sinisters’

As Universal/Blumhouse’s <i>Truth Or Dare</i> crosses $50M at the international box office, and $90M worldwide, producer Jason Blum says he looks forward to …

Jurassic World

Rome Film Festival To Fete Martin Scorsese & Host Sigourney Weaver, Giuseppe Tornatore, More

Martin Scorsese will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and take part in an interview about his career and Italian cinema at this year’s Rome Film …

Film Festivals

Donald Trump Tweet-Bombs “Filthy” Red Hen Restaurant After Eatery Asks Sarah Huckabee Sanders To Leave

The President of the United States this morning tweet bombed Red Hen Restaurant, seeming to should it be shut down for health code violations. This …

Donald Trump

AT&T Buys Ad-Tech Firm AppNexus In First Post-Merger Move

Just a week and a half after closing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T has announced another acquisition, this one of advertising technology …

AdTech

‘A Discovery Of Witches’ Trailer: Demons & Witches Hide In Plain Sight In Sky Fantasy Drama

Demons, vampires and witches are all hiding in plain sight in the first trailer for upcoming Sky fantasy drama <i>A Discovery of Witches</i>. However, war is …

Downton Abbey

‘Skyfall’s Rory Kinnear & ‘The Crown’s John Heffernan Join Benedict Cumberbatch’s C4 Drama ‘Brexit’

<i>Skyfall</i> star Rory Kinnear and <i>The Crown’s</i> John Heffernan have joined Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted drama <i>Brexit</i> (w/t) as the first image of the <i>Sherlock</i> …

Brexit

Nevision Buys ‘Beetle’ Books; Banijay Studios Italy Launches – Global Briefs

London-based indie producer Nevision has optioned author MG Leonard’s trilogy of children’s books, <i>Beetle Boy, Beetle Queen</i> and the recently released</i> …

Roads

Hugo Speer & Sharon Small To Topline Acorn TV’s Cop Drama ‘London Kills’

<i>Britannia</i> star Hugo Speer and <i>Trust Me’s</i> Sharon Small are to lead the cast for U.S. SVOD service Acorn’s first straight-to-series commission.<p>The pair …

TV

England’s 6-1 Trouncing Of Panama Peaks With 14M Viewers & 82% Share On BBC One

England’s 6-1 rampage over a poor Panama side in the FIFA 2018 World Cup was watched by over 80% of British television viewers on Sunday …

Harry Kane

Discovery & Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Bring Together Digital Platforms To Take On Netflix & Amazon

Discovery and German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 are to bring together their OTT services in a landmark deal that will see them take on digital giants …

Europe

Vice Studios Wins First Gameshow Commission With ‘Beat The Internet With John Robins’ For UKTV

Vice Studios is continuing to pick up commissions from third-party broadcasters – this time securing a gameshow from British network UKTV.<p>The …

UKTV

John Oliver Blasts Cable News Coverage Of Donald Trump’s “Children In Cages” Immigration Strategy And Walk Back

After opening Last Week Tonight with a quick nod to Melania Trump’s cheap “I Really Don’t Care Do U?” Jacket, aka “Coatus FLOTUS,” John Oliver …

Selling

Jamie Foxx Brings Donald Glover On BET Awards Stage For Impromptu ‘This Is America’ Performance

BET Awards host Jamie Foxx went off script Sunday night and brought actor-singer Donald Glover on stage for a little impromptu jam session.<p>After …

BET Awards

BET Awards: ‘Black Panther’, Tiffany Haddish, Chadwick Boseman Take Top Honors – Full Winners List

Trophies were handed out at the 18th annual BET Awards Sunday night. Hosted by Academy Award-winning actor and Grammy Award-winning musician Jamie …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Is The Man In Black A Human Or Host? ‘Westworld’ Co-Creator Lisa Joy On Season 2 Finale & What’s Next

<i>SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight’s</i> <b>season 2 finale of Westworld on HBO</b><p>From the moment Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) died …

TV

Netflix Launches Ad Showcasing Black Talent On Heels Of N-Word Controversy

During the BET Awards tonight, Netflix debuted a new brand spot featuring 47 black Netflix creators and talent representing the streaming company’s …

Caleb McLaughlin

‘The Hate U Give’ Trailer: Amandla Stenberg Finds Empowering Voice In Adaptation Of Angie Thomas Novel

Considering the social climate and the mistreatment and unlawful murder of Black men, the story behind 20th Century Fox’s <i>The Hate U Give</i> is wildly — …

Chamber of Commerce

Jimmy Fallon Gives Rare Slap Back At Donald Trump Over “Be A Man” Slag; Host Donates To TV Scribes’ Stop Border Separation Campaign – UPDATE

<b>UPDATE, 8:25 PM:</b> As fellow NBC stars, Donald Trump and Jimmy Fallon used to be so close but now they are distinctly on different sides on family …

Donald Trump

‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Is The Deadliest Lyft Driver Seeking Revenge In Sony Sequel

In the new trailer for Sony’s <i>The Equalizer 2</i>, Denzel Washington reprises his role as Robert McCall, but it seems as though he has settled down with …

Chamber of Commerce

Mexico-South Korea World Cup Match Breaks Record At Telemundo For Most-Watched Spanish-Language Event

Mexico beat South Korea 2-1 in Saturday’s FIFA World Cup Russia match, but it could be argued that Telemundo was the real winner as it broke records …

Spanish Language

‘Fox & Friends’ Heated Debate Sparks Racially Insensitive Remark And Apologies

A heated Fox & Friends debate took a nasty personal turn today, as a black Democrat’s opinion was attacked in a racially insensitive way.<p>David …

Chamber of Commerce