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'Star Trek: Discovery' to Premiere in Late Summer or Fall, CBS CEO Says
Star Trek: Discovery is now set to premiere later this year on CBS All Access.
Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS, on Monday told the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference that the reboot of the sci-fi franchise will debut "in late summer, early fall we're looking at probably, right now."
Originally slated to debut last month as CBS All Access' first original scripted series, the project has been delayed several times, most notably due to the departure of Bryan Fuller as showrunner.
But Moonves said the drama, currently in production in Toronto, will not be hurried into the »
- Etan Vlessing
Vera Farmiga to Play Millie Bobby Brown's Mother in 'Godzilla' Sequel
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now a family affair.
Michael Dougherty (Krampus) is directing from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The Legendary and Warner Bros. feature is the follow-up to Gareth Edwards' 2014 reboot, which earned $529.1 million worldwide.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is slated for release »
- Borys Kit,Mia Galuppo
Oscars: A Closer Look at the Results That Were Overshadowed By the Best Picture Confusion
27 February 2017 1:46 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
It's early Monday morning, and I'm finally back at my desk and starting to process what I witnessed only a few hours ago, but one thing's for sure: Bonnie and Clyde ended better for Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway than the 89th Oscars did.
When the two Hollywood legends took the stage to present best picture — something that I reported was going to take place — and Dunaway shouted the name "La La Land," the storyline for the evening seemed like it couldn't be more positive for the Academy. Jimmy Kimmel, who ABC had persuaded the »
- Scott Feinberg
Academy President Says She Was Horrified by Best Picture Disaster
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was just as confused as everyone else when La La Land was mistakenly named Best Picture at the Oscars and chaos — all being televised on live TV — broke out on stage.
“Horror,” she told The New Yorker of her reaction in the immediate aftermath of the blunder. “I just thought, What? What? I looked out and I saw a member of Pricewaterhouse coming on the stage, and I was, like, Oh, no, what—what’s happening? What what What? What could possibly . . . ? And then I just thought, Oh, my God, how does this happen? How. »
- Stephanie Petit
‘The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth’ Gets Second Batch at Showtime
Showtime has bought itself another ticket to the circus. The premium cabler has ordered a second batch of episodes of political docuseries “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth,” Variety has learned. The second run will premiere in three weeks, at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 19.
Hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will return to examine the riveting and unprecedented events unfolding — both inside and outside the Beltway — during President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Mark McKinnon will return in a producing role with occasional guest appearances. The real-time series will follow the circus of American politics, political culture and government, featuring interviews with key figures and offering analysis of the stories behind each week’s headlines.
“During the historic drama of the 2016 election, ‘The Circus’ was a compulsively watchable series, providing unparalleled access and critical insight,” said David Nevins, president and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. “Presented »
- Oriana Schwindt
Studiocanal Senior Exec Rodolphe Buet Exits, Anna Marsh Takes Over
Paris – Studiocanal’s head of international distribution, Rodolphe Buet, is stepping down from the vertically integrated film banner, to be replaced by Anna Marsh, currently head of international sales.
Buet, who joined Studiocanal in 2005, has been working out of the Vivendi-owned company’s French headquarters as president of international distribution and marketing for films, library and TV series since March 2015. Marsh will take over as executive vice president of international distribution.
In her new role, Marsh, who previously sold movies only, will be handling distribution activities for films and TV series as well as catalogue titles in all international territories, including those where Studiocanal runs direct distribution operations (France, U.K., Germany and Australia/New Zealand).
- Elsa Keslassy
Comedy Central Will Launch 3-Day Comedy and Music Festival
Comedy Central wants to move stand-up comedy out of the clubs and into the realm occupied by massive outdoor events like Bonaroo or Lollapalooza.
The Viacom-owned cable network plans to launch the “Colossal Clusterfest,” a three-day event that will feature comedy showcases, music, podcast recordings and collaborations by the artists attending, all held at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium from Friday, June 2 to Sunday June 4. Comedy Central plans to air a 90-minute live special from teh event on June 4.
Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart and Bill Burr will headline the event, which will also feature Sarah Silverman, Ice Cube, Hannibal Buress, Tig Notaro, Pete Davidson, Fred Armisen, Natasha Leggero, Tegan and Sara, Chromeo, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer from the Comedy Central series “Broad City,” Bob Odenkirk, Vince Staples, Chris Hardwick, Reggie Watts, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Princess featuring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum.
“We have been looking at the festival space »
- Brian Steinberg
New ‘Alien: Covenant’ Poster Pays Eerie Homage to Ridley Scott’s Original Classic (Photo)
20th Century Fox has released a new poster for “Alien: Covenant” ahead of unveiling the latest trailer for the horror pic on Wednesday. In the poster, the word “Hide” is visible above an egg that looks very similar to the one used in the poster for Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic. Only this time, the egg looks darker and a lot more eerie. Scott’s new movie has crew members of the colony ship Covenant bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. Soon they discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
James Corden Mocks Oscars Flub: ‘I Bet Hillary Clinton Was Like, Welcome to My World’ (Video)
One night after the Oscars, “Late Late Show” host James Corden tried to make sense of the flub that occurred when “La La Land” was erroneously named Best Picture instead of “Moonlight.” “When this happened, I bet Hillary Clinton was like, ‘Yeah, welcome to my world,'” Corden said on Monday night’s episode of the show. He went on to explain that presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were given the wrong envelope and “were expected to make it work.” “Basically, they were the Sean Spicer of the Oscars!” said Corden. “Warren Beatty looked so confused… and then he opened the envelope. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Watch James Corden in Emma Stone Drag For 'La La Land' Parody
Donning a periwinkle sweater and red wig à la Stone's character, Corden stood before two casting directors and began to "paint [them] a picture" of the moment when La La Land was Best Picture. Slowly, Corden broke into song as the truth came out that Moonlight was the real winner, belting, "Here's to the ones that lose/ God I need so much booze!" Corden also honored »
Robert De Niro Bites Back While Reading ‘Mean Tweets’ (Watch)
Monday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” may have been all about the Oscars flub heard round the world, but it also made time for a segment that keeps on giving.
After being featured in the Oscars edition of “Mean Tweets,” Robert De Niro got a version of the segment all to himself — an honor that has only been bestowed to former President Barack Obama. The “Taxi Driver” star didn’t just brush off the insults though, but bit back.
“Robert De Niro is not a Good Fella. He is a Pos,'” one tweet reads. “Piece of s—? You know what you can do? You can suck my c—, you f—in’ little scumbag. Happy?”
His other Nsfw reactions ranged from a simple “F— you,” to “Who are you? Are you some little f—in’ 15-year-old with nothing better to do in your life?”
The De Niro edition of “Mean Tweets” follows the Academy Awards segment »
- Maane Khatchatourian
‘Okja’ Teaser Reteams Tilda Swinton With ‘Snowpiercer’ Director for Visionary Adventure (Video)
Tilda Swinton is front and center in the first teaser for “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon Ho’s new film “Okja.” The film follows Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend, a massive animal named Okja. Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija’s horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion. Also Read: Lily Collins to Join Jake Gyllenhaal »
- Joe Otterson
Conan’s Explanation for Oscars Best Picture Snafu Is the Most Confusing – and Funniest – Yet (Video)
Conan O’Brien felt a need to get to the bottom of exactly what happened with Sunday’s huge Oscars snafu, when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong Best Picture winner. What the late-night host uncovered is even more confusing than you thought. The TBS personality told his audience to lay off of Beatty, for starters. “In his defense, if you saw the card he was given to read, it was pretty confusing,” O’Brien continued. Also Read: Stephen Colbert Rips PwC for Oscars Flub: 'Thank God They Don't Run an Std Clinic' (Video) “Conan” then rolled some »
- Tony Maglio
Kellyanne Conway Puts Her Feet Up in Oval Office, Twitter Goes Berserk
Twitter is in an uproar over a photo of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sitting on a couch in the Oval Office with her feet tucked under her and her shoes on the sofa. The now-infamous Associated Press photo shows the Oval Office packed with representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities while Conway looks her phone. Twitter users are split on the situation: some view her pose as a sign of disrespect; others say it’s not a big deal. Wall Street Journal editor Bret Stephens tweeted: “If Rice or Jarrett had sat like this in Oval Office conservatives »
- Brian Flood
‘I Don’t Feel at Home’ Review: Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood Kick Butt
At this point, bloody black crime comedies in which escalating gore turns to slapstick are pretty much an indie genre all their own, descended from Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie and populated with sketchy losers whose misadventures land them in increasing trouble until most of them are dead and nobody — including the audience — survives unscathed or unpunished. Those films can be messy and sick and ridiculous — and also, if they’re done right, a lot of fun. And on opening night at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Macon Blair did it right with “I Don’t Feel at Home »
- Steve Pond
Who will Nick choose on ‘The Bachelor’ Season 21: Rachel, Raven or Vanessa? [Poll]
Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor” was the end of the road for Corrine Olympios, one of the most talked-about contestants in the 21 season history of this reality show. Her exit leaves Nick Viall, the 36-year-old software sales executive from Milwaukee who now lives in Chicago, with three choices. They are: Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year-old attorney from Dallas, TX; Raven […] »
- Paul Sheehan
Watch Ed Sheeran Perform 'Shape of You' With Toy Instruments on 'Fallon'
Sheeran pumped a banana-shaped shaker for extra percussion and sang over a mix of xylophone, kazoo and ukulele. The busy arrangement was a far cry from the sparse pop of the studio version of "Shape of You," but the performance still captured the song's playfulness, especially as the Roots hummed the song's rumbling backing vocals.
"Shape of You" will appear on »
James Corden Mocks Oscars Best Picture Flub With Ode to ‘La La Land’ (Video)
James Corden relived the pain of Oscar night in a spot-on “La La Land” spoof that aired Monday night on “The Late Late Show.” Taking over the role of Mia from Emma Stone, Corden walks into an audition and is asked to tell the producers a story. The story he chooses to tell? Of course it’s how the cast and creators of “La La Land” felt when they won Best Picture — for all of two minutes. Through song, he recounts the joy everyone involved with the movie felt as they walked up to the Oscars stage, and the absolute shock. »
- Joe Otterson
Oscars: How an Accountant's Tweet Turned into the Biggest Mistake in Academy History
Oscar night's best picture fiasco — in which the top award was mistakingly given to La La Land before it was taken back and handed to the actual victor, Moonlight — continues to be a car wreck that keeps replaying in slow motion. And as it does, more details are emerging about how the unprecedented gaffe affected those at the center of the pile-up.
Having just felt the elation of being called to the stage as a best picture winner, La La Land producer Fred Berger sensed something was wrong. Standing alongside his fellow producers Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, he »
- Rebecca Ford,Pamela McClintock
Stephen Colbert Rips PwC for Oscars Flub: ‘Thank God They Don’t Run an Std Clinic’ (Video)
Hey accountants, just because Stephen Colbert looks like one of you, it doesn’t mean he’s got your back. The “Late Show” host tore into PricewaterhouseCoopers Monday over the firm’s epic Oscars flub from the previous night, when a high-ranking executive accidentally handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for the evening’s final award. As a result, Faye Dunaway announced “La La Land” as Best Picture, when the honor really went to “Moonlight.” Re-watching the awkward ending to the 89th Academy Awards with the benefit of hindsight is “like watching ‘Titanic,’ except ‘Titanic’ actually won Best Picture,” Colbert said. »
- Tony Maglio
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