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’19 Kids and Counting’ Fallout Grows as Advertiser Drops TLC Show Amid Molestation Scandal

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General Mills is saying “Cheerio” to “19 Kids and Counting.” As the sexual molestation scandal surrounding “19 Kids” star Josh Duggar gains more attention,  food manufacturing giant General Mills is hitting the TLC reality show in the pocketbook. The company has decided to pull the show from its advertising schedule, a spokesman told TheWrap on Friday. Also Read: '19 Kids and Counting' Molestation Scandal: TLC 'Deeply Saddened' by Josh Duggar Controversy That’s not the only schedule that “19 Kids” has been pulled from — on Friday, TLC announced that it had yanked all episodes of the popular reality show from the air. In a. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Sherlock Holmes Creator’s Estate Sues to Block Ian McKellen Film

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It’s elementary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate said in a new lawsuit: It owns rights to the fictional detective’s days in retirement, and Mitch Cullin, author of the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind, and Miramax, which is producing the film “Mr. Holmes” based on the novel don’t. “The first 50 of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels are in the public domain. But the last 10 of his original Sherlock Holmes stories, published between 1923 and 1927 (the Ten Stories), remain protected by copyright in the United States. These copyrighted 10 stories develop the details of. »


- Deborah Day

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Jessica Lange: Hollywood Is Run With Male Point of View, Even By Women

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Jessica Lange has been the powerhouse female lead of FX’s “American Horror Story” for four years, and a symbol of female empowerment throughout her film career, but she’s not immune to conversations in the air this week about sexism and ageism in show business. “Hollywood is run with this male point of view. Even if a woman runs a studio, she still does it with a male point of view. And as long as that exists, you’re still going to have this wish fulfillment,” Lange said during an interview for an upcoming issue of TheWrap Magazine. “That »


- Matt Donnelly

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FCC and Net-Neutrality Supporters Urge Court to Reject Industry’s Request for Delay

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The FCC joined backers of net neutrality on Friday in urging the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington to reject pleas from Internet-service providers and phone companies to delay its new regulations. The FCC’s rules, due to take effect June 12, ban Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or using paid prioritization to give favored content a competitive edge for either wired or mobile connections. They also allow the FCC to examine complaints about the distribution procedures and pricing that ISPs charge Netflix and other content providers. But in a joint filing by supporters of net neutrality, advocates argued that there. »

- Ira Teinowitz

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’19 Kids and Counting’ Molestation Scandal: TLC ‘Deeply Saddened’ by Josh Duggar Controversy

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TLC has broken its silence over the child molestation scandal surrounding “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar, saying that it is “deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation.” The network also confirmed that it has pulled all episodes of the reality series from the air, effective “immediately.” “Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of ’19 Kids and Counting’ currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time,” the network said in a statement. Also Read: Josh Duggar Gets Support. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Dylan O’Brien’s ‘The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials’ Trailer Garners 12 Million Views in First 24 Hours

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Interest in Ya franchise sequel “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials” is way up over the original film led by Dylan O’Brien, judging by statistics comparing the performances of the two trailers. The first trailer for “Scorch Trials” brings back O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee and the reset of the Gladers, and logged over 12 million views in its first 24 hours online. That number represents a twelvefold increase over the number of people who viewed the first “Maze Runner” trailer in 2013. Social media awareness of the sequel is also up, with “Scorch Trials” receiving 158,000 mentions in the first »


- Linda Ge

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Marty Pasetta, Longtime Academy Awards Director, Killed in Bizarre Car Accident

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Marty Pasetta, who directed every Academy Awards telecast from 1972 through 1988 and helped transform the way awards shows were staged and directed , has died at the age of 82. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s office: “On Thursday, May 21, at 9:22 P.M. the La Quinta Police Department responded to the 49000 block of Via Conquistador, in the city of La Quinta regarding a fatal traffic collision. The driver, Keith Stewart, age 75 of La Quinta, was stopped on Via Conquistador allowing passengers to exit his vehicle. Stewart exited his vehicle, with the transmission still engaged, and collided with two passengers »


- Joe Otterson and Steve Pond

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‘Stairway to Heaven’ Lawsuit: Led Zeppelin Denies Copyright Claims, Cops to Being Called ‘One of the Greatest Bands in History’

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Led Zeppelin would like it known: They did not commit copyright infringement in the writing of “Stairway to Heaven.” The group does admit, however, to being an awesome part of rock ‘n’ roll history. The surviving members of the group — Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones — have filed an answer to the lawsuit alleging that “Stairway” was stolen from the 1968 song “Taurus” by Spirit, who had played with Zeppelin on an early tour. Also Read: Led Zeppelin Seeks Dismissal of 'Stairway to Heaven' Copyright Lawsuit The group’s answer to the lawsuit, filed in federal court in California, »


- Tim Kenneally

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Why George Clooney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Risk Could Bring Rewards at Holiday Box Office

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Director Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof say Walt Disney inspired their new movie “Tomorrowland,” so it’s not surprising the mysterious sci-fi adventure received a royal rollout Thursday night. George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie star in the film, which debuted in 701 hand-picked “movie palaces” across the country. “Tomorrowland” was not only inspired by the iconic founder of Disneyland, but one of its park rides as well, according to Bird and Lindelof, who co-wrote with Jeff Jensen and co-produced with Jeffrey Chernov. It would have taken in more than the $725,000 it did at the box office had Disney gone wider with. »


- Todd Cunningham

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Breaks Guinness World Record at ‘San Andreas’ Premiere (Video)

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If Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s new disaster flick “San Andreas” bombs at the box office, at least he won the internet while promoting it. Not only did Johnson surprise a super fan by officiating the man’s wedding and deliver a hilariously stupid high school graduation speech on “The Tonight Show,” he broke a Guinness World Record while walking the red carpet at Thursday’s Los Angeles premiere of the Warner Bros. release. “He attempted to win the Guinness World Records title of the most self-portrait photographs (selfies) taken in three minutes,” the Guinness World Records organization said in »


- Greg Gilman

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Josh Duggar Gets Support From Mike Huckabee Amid Molestation Scandal: ‘Good People Make Mistakes’

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Josh Duggar, the “19 Kids & Counting” star who has found himself mired in child molestation accusations this week, has at least one supporter in his corner — former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Following Duggar’s admission Thursday that he had “acted inexcusably” as “a young teenager,” Huckabee offered a message of support for Duggar on Friday, writing on his Facebook page, “Good people make mistakes.” Huckabee began his message by asserting that he and his wife, Janet, “want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Cannes: ‘Embrace of the Serpent,’ ‘My Golden Years,’ ‘Mustang’ Win Directors’ Fortnight Prizes

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Embrace of the Serpent,” “My Golden Days” and “Mustang” have been named winners of different competitions in the Directors’ Fortnight section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Directors’ Fortnight is an independent selection of films that runs concurrently with Cannes, and is officially non-competitive. Sponsors, however, offer specific prizes to films in the fortnight. The Art Cinema Award is presented by the International Confederation of Art Cinemas, which helps the winning film secure distribution in arthouse cinemas in 32 countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa. It went to the stylish black-and-white film “Embrace of the Serpent,” by Colombian director Ciro. »


- Steve Pond

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‘Mean Girls’ Regina George Mansion Hits the Market for $14.8 Million

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Any fans of the 2004 comedy “Mean Girls” with $14.8 million to spare are in luck: the mansion that served as the home for queen bee Regina George has just gone on the market. The Toronto area home sits on a two acre plot and is approximately 20,000 sq. ft. It features a wine cellar, wet bar, spa, marble counters and heated flooring, according to the official Sotheby’s listing. Fans of the movie will remember Regina, famously played by Rachel McAdams, forced her parents to trade rooms with her so that she could have the master bedroom, which is described as “an oasis of. »


- Joe Otterson

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Kurt Sutter’s ‘Bastard Executioner’ Gets 10-Episode Order From FX

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FX has ordered a 10-episode first season of Kurt Sutter’s “The Bastard Executioner.” Sutter and his cast recently wrapped their pilot in Wales, where production will resume this summer before airing on FX in the fall. A period drama, “The Bastard Executioner” tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword, FX said on Friday. But when that violence finds him again, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all. Also Read: 'American Crime Story: The People v. »


- Tony Maglio

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’19 Kids & Counting’ Pulled From TLC Schedule After Josh Duggar Child Molestation Claims

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“19 Kids & Counting” has been removed from TLC’s schedule, as one of the show’s stars, Josh Duggar, finds himself mired in a child molestation scandal. All episodes of the series have been removed from the network’s schedule. TLC has offered no comment on the Duggar scandal or the fate of the series, one of the network’s most popular offerings. Also Read: 'Honey Boo Boo's' Mama June Demands TLC Cancel '19 Kids and Counting' After Josh Duggar's Molestation Admission As reported by Us Weekly, TLC had a seven-hour “19 Kids” marathon slated to run on Friday. That marathon is no longer listed among. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Brian Grazer on Hollywood Ageism, Sexism: ‘Unfair, Illogical and Prejudicial’ (Video)

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Hollywood’s top players are speaking out in droves on the issue of Hollywood ageism and sexism, a topic fueled even further this week by actress Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s stunning revelations in an interview with TheWrap on Wednesday. Brian Grazer is the latest to voice his opinion during a visit to TheWrap’s offices Thursday for the first of our Summer Speaker Series. As a prolific film and television producer with such hits as Oscar Best Picture winner “Beautiful Mind,” “8 Mile” and Fox’s latest TV phenomenon “Empire,” Grazer recognizes that roles can be reworked to benefit certain stars regardless »


- Kathy Zerbib

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‘Scream Queens’ Stars, Ryan Murphy Take Viewers Behind the Scenes of Fox’s Whodunnit (Video)

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Fox is taking viewers behind the scenes of its next hopeful fall hit “Scream Queens” via a featurette released on Friday. The two-minute, 25-second promotional video includes episodic footage of the upcoming dark comedy — which takes place on a fictional college campus — as well as cast and creator interviews. “It is a cross between ‘Heathers’ and ‘Friday the 13th,'” showrunner Ryan Murphy explains in the video. “What I like about it is everyone has a motive to be behaving badly,” he added of the series’ murder mystery plot. Also Read: Emma Roberts Gives New Meaning to Hell Week in »


- Tony Maglio

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Amy Schumer to Write, Star in Paul Feig-Produced Comedy for Fox

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Amy Schumer will co-write and star in an untitled comedy for Fox, TheWrap has learned. Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson from Feigco Entertainment and Chernin‎ Entertainment are producing the film, which Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele are writing to put in Schumer’s voice, based on a draft by Katie Dippold (“The Heat”). Plot details are being kept under wraps, and no director is attached yet. See photos: 13 Summer Comedies Starring Women, Made by Women, Aimed at Women Dippold is an executive producer on the film and Daria Cercek is overseeing for the studio. The “Inside Amy Schumer” star will next be seen leading. »


- Linda Ge

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‘Honey Boo Boo’s’ Mama June Demands TLC Cancel ’19 Kids and Counting’ After Josh Duggar’s Molestation Admission

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” matriarch “Mama” June Shannon does not think it’s fair that TLC has not cancelled the reality series “19 Kids and Counting” after series star Josh Duggar admitted to molesting several minors, while “Honey Boo Boo” was cancelled in 2014 after reports surfaced that Shannon was dating a convicted child molester. “But I wasn’t dating one and no they r going to not cancel  it’s f–ked up @TLC” Shannon, who has always denied the reports about her alleged inappropriate romance, tweeted Thursday. “I read that the Duggar family said, this happening with their son brought them closer. »


- Joe Otterson

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Ratings: ‘Red Nose Day’ Nosedives NBC’s Numbers

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NBC’s “Red Nose Day” raised a lot of money on Thursday night — but not the network’s ratings. Despite raising over $21 million, the three-hour charity comedy show received just a 0.8 rating — down 27 percent from last week’s primetime lineup — among adults 18-49, and averaged a modest 3.2 million total viewers. CBS actually topped Thursday with a lineup of five reruns. To be fair, Thursday night had the distinction of being the first night of the lighter summer season; coupled with the Memorial Weekend holiday, television wasn’t going to get a ton of eyeballs no matter what aired. Also Read:. »

- Tony Maglio

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