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‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order

‘Bad Boys’-Inspired Series Starring Gabrielle Union Scores NBC Pilot Order
The untitled drama series based on Gabrielle Union’s “Bad Boys” character has been ordered to pilot at NBC.

Union will star as Syd Burnett, her character from “Bad Boys 2.” In the show, she has left the DEA and now has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She’s partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields. Union will also executive produce in addition to starring.

The project had received a pilot production commitment at the network in October.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
There is now a movie about to be released on the Lifetime channel about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I’m not sure whether to move on to the next article or simply say congratulations and leave it at that. On one hand it’s a blessed event that should be given a great deal of respect as people all over the globe that care about the union are overjoyed and giving their well wishes to the happy couple. But on a very different note it sounds more like a chance to glorify a couple that have already been made famous and

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle TV Movie Set At Lifetime
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Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90

Veteran British Actor Peter Wyngarde Dies at 90
Veteran actor Peter Wyngarde, who starred as flamboyant investigator Jason King in the iconic 1970s British police series “Department S,” has died. He was 90.

Wyngarde died in a West London hospital, his agent Thomas Bowington told Variety.

“Peter Wyngarde passed away peacefully in his sleep early evening Monday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,” Bowington said, adding that Wyngarde was “one of the most original and truly great actors I’ve ever seen and by far the most exceptional man I have ever met.”

Wyngarde had a long career on stage and screen but is best known as handlebar-mustachioed investigator King. He also appeared in classic series including “The Avengers,” “The Saint,” and “The Prisoner.”

The King character was an author and investigator in “Department S,” and in 1971 was given his own series, “Jason King.” The show was canceled in 1972, but Wyngarde continued to appear on stage and screen in Britain and internationally.

His movie appearances
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Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign

Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign
As the family-friendly fantasy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle attempts to hang on to the top spot at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row, it is facing off against a challenge from 12 Strong, which follows a Special Forces team into battle in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Both films could take in about $15 million or more before the dust settles.

So far, Sony’s Jumanji has proven to be unexpectedly resilient. In both its third and fourth weekends it fell by just 25 percent during each frame. The fall-off is expected to...
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‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon

‘One Mississippi’, ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Canceled By Amazon
Amazon is doing more clearing the decks with the cancelation of three comedy series, Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

One Mississippi was canceled after two seasons, while I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson were axed after one.

“This is part of a move towards bigger, wider-audience series,” an Amazon insider told Deadline. Notaro’s semi-autobiographical One Mississippi has garnered strong
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Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys

Antony Starr, Four More Join Cast of Amazon's Superhero Drama The Boys
Amazon’s new superhero series The Boys is adding a few boys — and one girl — to its cast.

Banshee alum Antony Starr leads a quintet of cast additions to the straight-to-series drama created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless), according to our sister site Deadline. Starr will play Homelander, the leader of the show’s primary superhero collective known as The Seven. But he’s not necessarily the hero here: Based on the comic by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Happy!), The Boys is set in a world where superheroes have let fame go to their heads and gotten corrupt
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Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then you already know all about Arya Stark’s kill list. Let’s do a little backstory, just in case you’re not familiar. George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fictional book series ”A Song of Ice and Fire,” was brought to the screen by HBO, the show being named after the first book of the series, Game of Thrones. Martin’s extensive storytelling skills immerse you in the medieval fantasy epic, depicting powerful families, queens and kings, renegades and knights, honest men and liars, all playing the deadly game, all wanting control of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms,

Arya Stark has 3 New Names on her Kill List, Says Maisie Williams
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‘Fire and Fury’ to Be Adapted Into TV Series

‘Fire and Fury’ to Be Adapted Into TV Series
Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” is being eyed for an adaptation into a television series, Variety has confirmed.

Endeavor Content has purchased the film and television rights to the book, which goes inside the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. It largely portrays Trump as unprepared for the enormity of his office, and that he is unable to focus his attention on policy details. The book also includes quotes from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who referred to the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous.” Bannon eventually resigned his position at Breitbart News over the furor caused by his statements.

The book proved to be an immediate best-seller and was sold out at bookstores in several major cities the day it was released.

No studio is currently attached to the project. Wolff will serve as an executive producer on the project with former
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Read Woody Allen’s Response to Dylan Farrow

Read Woody Allen’s Response to Dylan Farrow
Woody Allen has released a statement following his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s interview with Gayle King on Thursday’s “CBS This Morning.” Farrow spoke out in graphic detail about a sexual assault she said she suffered at the hands of Allen when she was 7 years old. “Dylan’s older brother Moses has said that he witnessed their mother … relentlessly coaching Dylan, trying to drum into her that her father was a dangerous sexual predator,” Allen said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “It seems to have worked — and, sadly, I’m sure Dylan truly believes what she says.” “Even though the Farrow...
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Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview

Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation Against Woody Allen in Emotional Interview
Dylan Farrow detailed her allegations of sexual assault at the hands of her father, Woody Allen, in a lengthy interview with Gayle King that aired on Thursday’s edition of “CBS This Morning.”

Farrow, 32, recounted her story of being touched by Allen, her adoptive father, in August 1992. She also said she experienced other incidents of inappropriate behavior with her father, including him asking her to come into bed with him when he was wearing only underwear. Allen has once again strongly denied the allegations.

Farrow said she decided to give her first TV interview on the alleged assault that occurred when she was 7 because of the groundswell of public support for victims of sexual harassment and abuse. She has called on actors to shun Allen and his films.

“It was very momentous for me to see this conversation finally carried into a public setting,” Farrow said of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. “Because I have
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EuropaCorp Being Circled By Potential Buyers, Investors (Exclusive)

EuropaCorp Being Circled By Potential Buyers, Investors (Exclusive)
Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is being circled by potential buyers and investors as it struggles to climb out from under a mountain of debt. Among the suitors, sources say, is business tycoon Tarak Ben Ammar, a shareholder in The Weinstein Co. and a board member of Vivendi.

Hit by the disappointing performance of last year’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” EuropaCorp has directed its primary lender, JP Morgan, to find someone who can inject equity capital into the company, as well restructure and pay a portion of its debt. Several well-informed sources tell Variety that the company urgently needs to find a solid partner by March 30, which marks the end of its financial year. The company’s market capitalization fell to €57.4 million ($70.2 million) as of Thursday, while losses reached €119.9 million ($146.8 million) and its net debt skyrocketed to €230 million ($281.6 million) as of September.

JP Morgan currently holds EuropaCorp’s assets, including its valuable
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Apple Will Soon Let You Disable iPhone-Slowing Battery ‘Feature’

If you were turned off by Apple covertly slowing down your iPhone by degrading your battery, CEO Tim Cook wants to make it up to you. In an upcoming software update, Cook told ABC News users will be able to turn off the “feature” that was throttling old iPhones. “We’re going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it’s very, very transparent. This hasn’t been done before,” said Cook. “We will tell somebody ‘We’re slightly reducing your performance by some amount in order to not have an unexpected restart.’ And if you don’t want it, you...
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There’s Another Harry Potter Mobile Game Coming and This One Has a Trailer (Video)

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Congratulations! It only took 20 years, but you’ve finally been admitted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Your letter should be arriving later this year, when the first Harry Potter role-playing mobile game is released. Until then, you can enjoy a taste of the magic with the new teaser trailer for “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery,” from studio Jam City. The RPG will allow players to create a personalized Hogwarts student avatar. But wait, there is more! You can attend classes, meet with Hogwarts professors, cast spells and make potions, and build bonds with friends and snub your enemies. Also Read: 'Pokemon Go'...
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Chef David Chang’s ‘Ugly Delicious’ Debuts on Netflix Next Month (Video)

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A new food series is coming to Netflix next month, the streaming service announced Thursday. “Ugly Delicious” is hosted by Momofuku founder Chef David Chang, who travels the world in eight episodes to explore how food is used as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers. Guests include comedian Ali Wong, actors Eric Wareheim and Gillian Jacobs, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, chefs René and Nadine Redzepi, La Times food critic Jonathan Gold, and several more. Also Read: 'Queer Eye' Trailer: Meet the New Fab 5 as They Put the Hot in Hotlanta (Video) “Food is something we all have in common. It’s an essential...
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Newsweek Blasted (Again) for Suggesting Trump Suffers From ‘Erectile Dysfunction’

Newsweek is under fire (again) over a story that implied President Trump might be suffering from erectile dysfunction because he takes the hair regrowth drug Propecia, which contains the active ingredient finasteride. “So glad Newsweek doesn’t really exist anymore,” wrote one online commentator. “I wish the people who are supposed to be holding Trump accountable would stop babbling about nonsense,” said another. In her story, Newsweek journalist Kastalia Medrano wrote, “President Trump’s heavily scrutinized recent health exam revealed that he’s continued to take the hair-loss drug finasteride, even after a succession of new studies showed that it is linked to side effects including...
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See Dylan Farrow Talk Woody Allen Allegations: 'He's Been Lying for So Long'

On Thursday's CBS This Morning, Dylan Farrow spoke to Gayle King about how her adoptive father, Woody Allen, allegedly sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old, on August 4th, 1992.

"I was taken to a small attic crawl space in my mother's country house in Connecticut by my father," Farrow said. "He instructed me to lay down on my stomach and play with my brother's toy train that was set up. And he sat behind me in the doorway, and as I played with the toy train, I was sexually assaulted.
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See-Saw Films Inks First-Look Deal With New Regency

Awards season mainstays See-Saw Films and New Regency are combining forces.

See-Saw has inked a three-year first-look deal to develop feature films that will be financed by and co-produced with New Regency. The agreement also provides See-Saw with global distribution through New Regency's deal with 20th Century Fox.

The announcement was made by New Regency chairman Yariv Milchan and See-Saw's Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.

"It's our 10-year anniversary this year, and up to this point we have been focused on the independent structure. And after 10 years we realized we wanted to tell stories that require a larger canvas," Canning...
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‘This Is Us’ Star Ron Cephas Jones Circles Wizard Role in DC Superhero Film ‘Shazam!’ (Exclusive)

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‘This Is Us’ Star Ron Cephas Jones Circles Wizard Role in DC Superhero Film ‘Shazam!’ (Exclusive)
“This is Us” actor and theater vet Ron Cephas Jones is in talks to play the Wizard in New Line’s DC superhero film “Shazam!” TheWrap has exclusively learned. The Wizard bestows all the powers on a teenage Billy Batson (Asher Angel) so that he can magically transform into a fully adult-size superhero (Zachary Levi). Mark Strong has also joined the cast as the villainous Doctor Sivana. Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews and Faithe Herman round out the rest of the cast. Also Read: Mark Strong Confirms 'I'm Playing an Evil Bastard Called Doctor Sivana' in 'Shazam' “Lights...
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ICG Publicists Awards: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Get Out,' 'Stranger Things 2' Among Nominees

ICG Publicists Awards: 'Wonder Woman,' 'Get Out,' 'Stranger Things 2' Among Nominees
The International Cinematographers Guild on Thursday revealed the nominees for its 55th annual Icg Publicists Awards, which will be presented March 2 at the Beverly Hilton.

The nominees for the Maxwell Weinberg publicist showmanship motion picture award went to the publicists behind Beauty and the Beast, Baby Driver, Daddy's Home 2, Get Out, The Greatest Showman and Wonder Woman.

In the TV category, Local 600 nominated Better Call Saul unit publicist Gregg Brilliant, Feud: Bette and Joan's Erica TarinStar Trek: Discovery's Kristen Hall, Stranger Things 2 's Denise Godoy and The Orville's Erin Moody.

Jan Craft, Gabriela Gutentag, Sheryl Main, Ernie Malik, and Gina Soliz are nominated...
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‘Tomb Raider’ New Action-Packed Trailer Shows Alicia Vikander Fulfilling Her Destiny (Video)

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‘Tomb Raider’ New Action-Packed Trailer Shows Alicia Vikander Fulfilling Her Destiny (Video)
An action-packed new trailer featuring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander as “Tomb Raider” heroine Lara Croft has just dropped, revealing new action-packed scenes as well as backstory for the rebooted franchise film. Based primarily on the 2013 rebooted video game, “Tomb Raider” follows a 21-year-old Lara Croft as she embarks on a dangerous mission to an island off the coast of Japan that could hold clues about her father (Dominic West), who disappeared in a remote locale seven years earlier. The film takes a different path from two previous films, which starred Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft and Jon Voight as her father. Her destiny will be fulfilled....
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