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Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jamie Foxx, was named Miss Golden Globe 2016 the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced Tuesday. Miss or Mister Golden Globe is chosen to assist at the awards ceremony and is traditionally the son or daughter of an established Hollywood star. The 21-year-old model and senior at USC follows in the footsteps of Greer Grammer, daughter of Kelsey Grammer; Sosie Bacon, daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick; Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher; Sam Fox, son of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan; Rainey Qualley, daughter of Andie MacDowell; Gia
- Abid Rahman
Corinne Foxx, daughter of Jamie Foxx, was named Miss Golden Globe 2016 at a party Tuesday at Ysabel West Hollywood.
“Like her father, she leads a fine example of following her dreams and we can’t wait to see what she does next,” said Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
“Throughout the years I’ve grown up watching my dad establish himself as a well-respected actor,” said the younger Foxx. Jamie Foxx is a Golden Globe winner and two-time nominee. “I’m honored that HFPA has given me the opportunity to now share the same stage where he’s been recognized for some of his greatest accomplishments.” She is a senior at the University of Southern California and recently shot a campaign for The Icing.
Miss Golden Globe is traditionally the son or daughter of a Hollywood vet, and assists during the ceremony. NBC will air the 73rd annual Golden Globes on Jan. »
- Janine Lew
We learned back in September that Li Bingbing, one of China’s hottest actresses, will star in upcoming creature feature Nest, a 3D affair that will be the largest Chinese-Australian co-production to date. On tap today is the latest casting news,… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Adapted from Scottish playwright David Harrower's Olivier Award-winning play, the movie centers on an illicit and damaged love affair and its devastating consequences. The film is currently in post and doesn't have a release date. [Source: Screen]
Producer Amy Pascal has acquired Michael Diliberti's pitch "Athena" which follows a troubled young woman who is recruited by a covert agency and learns she is the descendant of the fabled goddess of wisdom and war. Rachel O'Connor and Bryan Haas would also produce. [Source: Deadline]
Kellan Lutz and Kelsey Grammer are set to join Li Bingbing in the 3D killer spider sci-fi action thriller "Nest". Kimble Rendall ("Bait 3D") directs the Chinese-Australian co-production which is now in pre-production in Australia.
The story follows a »
- Garth Franklin
Kellan Lutz and Kelsey Grammer are joining Li Bingbing in the 3D creature feature Nest, in which they battle giant killer spiders in an ancient labyrinth. The project from Arclight Films genre label Darclight has begun pre-production in Australia. Lutz’s resume includes The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2 and Expendables 3. Grammer’s work, in addition to his iconic roles on TV’s Boss, Frasier and Cheers, includes features Transformers: Age Of Extinction and The Expendab… »
The film has enjoyed pre-sales success for Darclight, the genre arm of Sydney- and Los-Angeles-based Arclight Films, which is pitching it at the American Film Market.
Distributors which have bought the picture include Square One (for Germany), Italia (Middle East), Aqua Pinema (Turkey), Viswaas (India), Pioneer (Philippines), Galaxy (Vietnam), Colorful Garden (Myanmar), Cinemaxx (Indonesia) and Sahamongkol (Thailand, Cambodia and Laos).
“Kellan Lutz and Kelsey Grammer bolster not only the cast in a brilliant way, but the overall power and commercial value of the film as well,” said Clay Epstein, Svp Sales and Acquisitions for Arclight Films.
“Nest” is the largest Chinese-Australian co-production to date, »
- Patrick Frater
With an election year coming up, both the Republican and Democratic parties have been holding debates with their Presidential candidates over the past few months. The debates have often been as controversial as some of the candidates, but even the verbal sparring of today's contenders can't hold a candle to a series of historic debates from 1968, between two men who weren't even running for office. Magnolia Home Entertainment has released Best of Enemies on Blu-ray and DVD, a new documentary that explores the debate/feud between conservative analyst William F. Buckley and liberal commentator Gore Vidal.
Magnolia Home Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive clip, featuring Academy Award-winning Director Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) and Grammy Award-Winning Director Robert Gordon (Shakespeare Was A Big George Jones Fan) discussing the making of Best of Enemies. The directors reveal that this documentary took a whopping five years to finish, but they »
The actress will recur on Season 3 of the TNT drama as the highly intelligent and capable Chief of Staff to President Michener (played by Mark Moses), our sister site Deadline reports.
The Last Ship returns in 2016.
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On Oct. 15, executives from Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 TV stations around the country gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a day of workshops, seminars and insights from guest speakers on the biggest money-making opportunity for many local TV stations over the next 12 months: political advertising.
Television’s quadrennial gold rush is on, and promises to be fiercer and richer than ever. A perfect storm of conditions is driving a leap in TV spending that is projected to hit $4.4 billion for the 2016 election cycle, encompassing federal and state races, up from $3.8 billion in 2012, according to Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group. This political spending surge has helped drive the burst of mergers and acquisitions activity among TV station owners during the past three years.
With billions of dollars up for grabs over a short period of time, broadcasters like Tribune and others are intensifying their sales efforts, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Sneak Peek images from "The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Xxvi" including a new 'couch gag' by "Ren & Stimpy" creator John Kricfalusi, featuring 'Homerzilla', airing October 25, 2015 on Fox:
"'Telepaths of Glory', parodies the feature 'Chronicle'..."
"It deals with the kids getting superpowers based on their intelligence," said "The Simpsons" producer Al Jean. "Lisa can move mountains and Bart can barely put two rocks together..."
"Then 'Homer' wakes up with short-term memory loss...
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- Michael Stevens
During a Q&A at San Pedro International Film Festival, Singer casually admitted that "it might run a little long".
"The cut's a little long right now, but I think it's going to be a longer X-Men movie," said Singer.
"The X-Men movies I usually keep under two hours, but this one I may actually let be a longer movie because it's sort of a wrap-up of six movies.
"It's kind of a wrap-up of X-Men 1, 2, 3, First Class, Days of Future Past, and there's even an homage at the end, a scene.
"It's going to get spoiled because they decided to use it in the trailer which comes out in like six months, but it's a really cool trailer. »
We don't need Kelsey Grammer to state his political beliefs—his new t-shirt does that for us. The actor's wife Kayte Grammer took to Instagram on Friday to show off their latest item of clothing: a controversial shirt that reads, "Would it bother us more if they used guns?" The anti-abortion shirt likens the procedure to gun death. "Thank you for the tee @abort73!" Kayte captioned the snapshot of Kelsey beaming at the camera. A few days earlier, Kayte also posed in a similar T-shirt for Instagram. She captioned the photo with the hashtags, "#abort73 #standwithbabies." According to the website, Abort73 is "an educational website that is »
Thank you for the tee! @abort73 A photo posted by Kayte and Kelsey Grammer (@kayte_kelsey) on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:19pm Pdt A picture’s worth a thousand words. Kelsey Grammer and his wife, Kayte, showed off newly gifted, matching anti-abortion T-shirts via Instagram earlier this week, making it clear where their political beliefs lie. In a photo the couple posted on Wednesday, Oct. 7, the former Frasier star dons a gray shirt with an illustration of a gun on it and the words, “Would it bother us more if [...] »
Over the course of The Simpsons' lengthy run, one of the long-running jokes is Waylon Smithers' undying love for his boss, Montgomery Burns, characters who are both voiced by Harry Shearer. While Smithers' sexual orientation has never been explicitly stated on the show, it has been inferred since the first season that Smithers is gay. The Simpsons showrunner and executive producer Al Jean has revealed in an interview with TV Line that Smithers will finally reveal to Mr. Burns that he's a homosexual in Season 27.
"In Springfield now, most people know he's gay, but obviously Burns doesn't. We deal with that in two episodes. We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options."
Ironically, the long-running animated series lost Mr. Burns and Smithers voice actor Harry Shearer, after a contract dispute in May, but he eventually »
Jonathan Banks has received a Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination for playing Mike Ehrmantraut on two different shows, “Breaking Bad” and spinoff “Better Call Saul,” but the actor hopes that’s where the character’s journey stops. Kelsey Grammer holds the record for nominations as the same character on three different shows — Frasier Crane on “Cheers,” “Frasier” and “Wings” — and Banks has no aspirations to compete with his friend. “I hope I don’t play the same character on three different shows!” the actor said, laughing. “Kelsey’s wonderful, Kelsey’s a friend and more power to him.” Also Read: »
- Linda Ge
By Cate Marquis
Once upon a time, there was a news media covered that politics in a calm, pointedly-neutrally way. Then the televised debate between conservative William F. Buckley Jr. and liberal Gore Vidal happened. Nielsen numbers went through the roof and TV political coverage was never the same. Television news discovered political coverage as blood sport and traded dispassionate reporting for the entertaining fireworks of shouted confrontation and punditry.
In the highly entertaining, engrossing documentary Best Of Enemies, directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon make a credible case for the Buckley-Vidal debates, a political face-off between, intellectual giants with opposing views, as a turning point in how the American media covers politics. The film takes us back to 1968 and the TV broadcasts of the Republican and Democratic political conventions, when these two prominent cultural and intellectual figures debated the direction of the nation.
In 1968, before cable and the internet, »
- Movie Geeks
We can learn many things about TV trends just by looking at the shows chosen for this year’s Emmy nominations in the three categories of casting: drama, comedy, and limited series.
First, broadcast is challenged. Just two network series (PBS aside) were nominated and both were from ABC.
Second, the traditional Hollywood casting couch is on the outs — most nominations source out of New York, the U.K. or both.
Third, it’s a small world after all, with multiple nominees gracing multiple categories.
Then there’s the fourth: Just try asking casting directors what they’re looking for when deciding if a show’s casting is “outstanding.” They can be a little, well, vague.
- Randee Dawn
NBC sent out all six episodes of “Mr. Robinson,” which is puzzling, because it’s one of those shows that can be assessed after roughly 10 minutes. Craig Robinson (“The Office”) plays Craig Robinson, the lead singer-keyboardist for a funk band called Nasty Delicious, who croons suggestive tunes to excessively appreciative extras in a small-club setting, and — in a demographically desirable plot twist — teaches music to high school kids. The resulting sitcom doesn’t live up (or down) to either half of the band’s name, and seems destined to test how fast people can operate the remote after “America’s Got Talent.”
Although performing is his first love, Craig can use extra cash, and settles on the idea of substitute-teaching mostly because he has run into an old crush (Meagan Good, already signed on for this fall’s “Minority Report”) with whom he’d like to reconnect. She teaches at their old high school, »
- Brian Lowry
A fascinating documentary charting the infamous TV clash between Us cultural heavyweights William F Buckley and Gore Vidal
Now here’s an altogether classier style of fisticuffs. In 1968, Us network ABC booked opposing political pundits, arch-conservative William F Buckley Jr and his diametrical opposite Gore Vidal, to debate nightly on the Republican and Democratic party conventions; their confrontations, we’re told, made TV history. At first, you can’t see what the fuss could have been as you watch these two grandees languidly exchanging playground taunts, both oozing suave patrician disdain and each as loftily self-satisfied as the other. Then Vidal calls Buckley a “crypto-Nazi”, to which Buckley replies by calling Vidal “queer” and threatening to sock him in the face.
Made by two documentarists best known for music films (Neville made Twenty Feet From Stardom), Best of Enemies shows an America that now seems very distant, when the cult »
- Jonathan Romney
A brilliant, hilarious, exhilarating look at the Gore Vidal v. William F. Buckley paradigm-busting 1968 debates that changed TV journalism for the worse. I’m “biast” (pro): Gore Vidal is one of my heroes
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
This is how much the world has changed (or at least how much America has changed): In 1968, the lowest-rated TV network, ABC, decided to come up with a stunt that would boost ratings of their coverage of the Democratic and Republican national conventions, in the run-up to that autumn’s Presidential election. And what they came up with was this: They gave two of the nation’s most prominent public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr., ten nights of juicy evening airtime to debate the election and the state of the nation. And it worked: ABC’s ratings soared. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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